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BWW Review: MANAHATTA at Oregon Shakespeare Festival Photo BWW Review: MANAHATTA at Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Krista Garver - Apr 16, 2021

Mary Kathryn Nagle‚Äôs brilliant MANAHATTA superimposes the 17th century ‚Äúpurchase‚ÄĚ of Manahatta (known today as Manhattan) by the Dutch East India Company from the Lenape people with the financial crisis of 2008, in which many people lost their homes as a result of predatory lending practices.

Cornish, Seattle U, and UW Drama Present UNCHARTED WATERS Photo Cornish, Seattle U, and UW Drama Present UNCHARTED WATERS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021

The undergraduate theatre training programs from three Seattle institutions, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle University, and the University of Washington, present Uncharted Waters, a virtual tri-production of two plays: William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, and a new devised work responding to the themes of Twelfth Night.

BWW Blog: To Northwestern Theater and Beyond - A Call to Action Photo BWW Blog: To Northwestern Theater and Beyond - A Call to Action
by Student Blogger: Sammi Tapper - Jun 5, 2020

I have expressed to my friends how grateful I am that even though my hometown may not be as educated and vocal about the systemic racism deeply rooted in our country, at least my school friends are. 

BWW Review: 42ND STREET: Thunderous Opening For The Umbrella Stage Company Photo BWW Review: 42ND STREET: Thunderous Opening For The Umbrella Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 2, 2019

The red velvet curtain rises on about a dozen pairs of feet tapping up a storm, but there are a few hundred more dancing their way out of the Umbrella Community Arts Center after they pay a visit to 42ND STREET, the blockbuster grand opening production of the Umbrella Stage Company, Greater Boston's newest professional theater in Concord. The 344-seat, state-of-the-art main stage is airy and comfortable, with a generous rake to provide unobstructed viewing from every row. Kicking off the season with the quintessential backstage musical is a stroke of genius that celebrates the performing arts and generates excitement for the Umbrella.

BWW Review: FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY, National Theatre Photo BWW Review: FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY, National Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Sep 18, 2019

Faith, Hope and Charity is a 21st century Boys from the Blackstuff, a searing indictment of austerity as seen through the eyes of decent people who want to be kind and need to be loved.

BWW Review: Friendship And Artistic Philosophies Collide And Charm in ART Photo BWW Review: Friendship And Artistic Philosophies Collide And Charm in ART
by Isabella Perrone - Aug 20, 2019

In Soulpepper's production of the 1998 Best Play Tony winner ART, written by Yasmina Reza and directed here by Philip Akin, the friendship of three friends is put to the test after one dives into the world of modernism with an expensive purchase.

Full Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of WHEN THE CROWS VISIT At The Kiln Theatr Photo Full Cast Announced For The World Premiere Of WHEN THE CROWS VISIT At The Kiln Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 15, 2019

With Blues in the Night about to open at the theatre, and The Son soon to transfer to the West End, Artistic Director of Kiln Theatre, Indhu Rubasingham, today announces the full cast for her production of the world premiere of Anupama Chandrasekhar's When the Crows Visit - Ayesha Dharker (Hema), Bally Gill (Akshay), Mariam Haque (Uma / Kavita), Asif Khan (Gopi / Inspector), Aryana Ramkhalawon (Ragini), Paul G Raymond (David) and Soni Razdan (Jaya). The production opens on 29 October, with previews from 23 October, and runs until 30 November.

HAMILTON'S #EduHam Program Comes to Dallas Photo HAMILTON'S #EduHam Program Comes to Dallas
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2019

The innovative educational program that debuted at HAMILTON on Broadway continues in Dallas on Thursday, May 2 when over 3,200 students and teachers from 56 high schools attend matinee performance of the musical at the Music Hall in Fair Park.

Full Cast Announced For Samuel Adamson's WIFE Photo Full Cast Announced For Samuel Adamson's WIFE
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2019

Celebrating one year since the re-launch as Kiln Theatre, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the full cast for Samuel Adamson's Wife. Rubasingham directs Richard Cant (Peter/Ivar at 58/Landlord), Karen Fishwick (Daisy/Clare), Pamela Hardman (Character Actress /Marjorie/Embassy Assistant), Joshua James (Robert/Finn/Ivar at 28), Calam Lynch (Eric/Cas) and Sirine Saba (Suzannah). The production opens on 4 June, with previews from 30 May, and runs until 6 July, coinciding with London's Pride parade.

BWW Review: ONCE MORE WITH FEELING: BROADWAY SLAYS BUFFY at Feinstein's/54 Below Photo BWW Review: ONCE MORE WITH FEELING: BROADWAY SLAYS BUFFY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Xandra Harbet - Nov 13, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below threw two Buffy Broadway bashes in November to honor the show's legacy. Buffy's musical episode, 'Once More With Feeling' achieved what no other show had done before - turning an episode of TV into a full-stop hit musical. Many shows have tried to recreate the success of this iconic episode and none have reached the level of stellar storytelling, original music, and a seamless premise that was woven into the episode to make spontaneously bursting into song work for a paranormal drama. 

BWW Interview: Nathan Lee Graham Talks ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: A SONDHEIM SA Photo BWW Interview: Nathan Lee Graham Talks ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL: A SONDHEIM SALON at The Green Room 42
by David Clarke - Oct 8, 2018

Nathan Lee Graham returns to the cabaret setting with his newest show ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL at The Green Room 42. This world premiere concert will feature many of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer's most beloved compositions, including 'Loving You,' 'Bounce,' and 'Being Alive.' We sat down and chatted with Graham to get the inside scoop on the show.

Fantastic Fest's Second Wave Lineup Features the Premiere of Jamie Lee Curtis' HALLOW Photo Fantastic Fest's Second Wave Lineup Features the Premiere of Jamie Lee Curtis' HALLOWEEN
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 22, 2018

Blasting off the festival in its 14th year will be the U.S. Premiere of David Gordon Green's razor-sharp new contribution to the HALLOWEEN canon with legendary actor Jamie Lee Curtis‚ÄĒalong with HALLOWEEN producers Malek Akkad, Jason Blum and Bill Block in attendance! Curtis returns to her iconic role as Laurie Strode, who comes to her final confrontation with Michael Myers, the masked figure who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago.

BWW Review: Take a Trip to SOUTH PACIFIC at the Belmont Photo BWW Review: Take a Trip to SOUTH PACIFIC at the Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 22, 2018

A fresh production of the old classic is on stage at the Belmont.

BWW Review:  Joshua Henry Thrills in Jack O'Brien's Drastically Edited Version of Rod Photo BWW Review: Joshua Henry Thrills in Jack O'Brien's Drastically Edited Version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's CAROUSEL
by Michael Dale - Apr 13, 2018

During the first half of the 20th Century, there was no artist as important to the development of American musical theatre from strictly light entertainment to a legitimate dramatic art form that addressed controversial issues and exposed the country's uglier norms than bookwriter and lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II.

Kiln Theatre Announces First Season In The Newly Refurbished Theatre Photo Kiln Theatre Announces First Season In The Newly Refurbished Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2018

With Mapping Brent running at venues across the local community, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the opening season at the company's newly refurbished theatre, which sees the Tricycle Theatre relaunch as Kiln Theatre. The new season includes five world premieres, one UK premiere and a major musical revival, with over 10,000 tickets at £12.50 or under.

Nominees Announced For Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theater Awards Photo Nominees Announced For Dallas Summer Musicals High School Musical Theater Awards
by Julie Musbach - Apr 9, 2018

Young performers in North Texas and Oklahoma have waited all year with bated breath. After a year of 79 amazing performances from 75 participating high schools, industry professionals have finished judging for the 7th annual Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA), and the nominees are in!

Clubbed Thumb Announces Winners of the 2017 Biennial Commission Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Winners of the 2017 Biennial Commission
by Julie Musbach - Jan 9, 2018

Five time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb (Maria Striar, Producing Artistic Director; Sarah McLellan, Managing Director; Michael Bulger, Associate Artistic Director) has announced the winners of the seventh Clubbed Thumb Biennial Commission. Playwrights Angela Hanks and Gabrielle Reisman will split the $15,000 award, each also receiving two years of development support. Three finalists were also named: Gracie Gardner, Daniel Glenn and Paul Cameron Hardy, each of whom will receive a $1,000 award and an opportunity to workshop their plays.

Wrong House Productions' Inaugural Show REALLY REALLY Opens Tonight Photo Wrong House Productions' Inaugural Show REALLY REALLY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Wrong House Theatre presents their inaugural production as a brand new company: REALLY REALLY by Paul Downs Colaizzo, directed by Adam Martin.

It's a Happy Holiday! Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour Finds Cast Photo It's a Happy Holiday! Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS have announced full casting for the North American Tour of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS.

Playwright Carlyle Brown Named 2018 William Inge Theater Festival Honoree Photo Playwright Carlyle Brown Named 2018 William Inge Theater Festival Honoree
by Julie Musbach - Nov 4, 2017

Playwright Carlyle Brown is the recipient of the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, at the 37th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival at Independence Community College, Kansas. The Inge Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas, takes place May 9-12, 2018.

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