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Police Killings of Young Black Men Viewed Through The Lens of Eternity: KILL MOVE PAR Photo Police Killings of Young Black Men Viewed Through The Lens of Eternity: KILL MOVE PARADISE at REP Stage
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 23, 2020

While there are four characters in Kill Move Paradise, and they are endowed with names and hints at backstories, their individual identities don't matter much. They are unified more than distinguished, engaged as they are in a common enterprise, chorally addressing the same issues. Specifically, they are all African American men, all (apparently) killed by police gunfire, who are still coming to terms with the ongoing trauma attendant upon being born black and therefore vulnerable to what happened to them in today's America. And, having landed in an afterlife of some kind, they are required now to come to awareness of their present circumstances, and apparently to heal from the inner wounds their earthly lives have inflicted.

Shakespeare Theatre Company Has Announced Cast For PETER PAN AND WENDY Photo Shakespeare Theatre Company Has Announced Cast For PETER PAN AND WENDY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast of Peter Pan and Wendy (previously announced as Peter Pan), a reimagining of J.M. BARRIE's classic work by 'America's Most-Produced Playwright' (American Theatre) LAUREN GUNDERSON (Ada and the Engine, Silent Sky). This world premiere will be onstage for the holidays at Sidney Harman Hall from December 3, 2019-January 12, 2020.

BWW Review:  WSC Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE a Classic Farce Photo BWW Review: WSC Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE a Classic Farce
by Andrew White - Jun 12, 2019

Director Megan Behm has embraced the world of old French farce, and crafted a contemporary satire that is as frenetic and slap-stick as it is wickedly witty. Minnicino's rhyming couplets constantly leave you gasping for breath with laughter, and every single member of the cast has honed their characters to their sharpest comic edge. There isn't a moment, a word, or a gesture wasted, and the way the actors literally throw themselves into their roles is a pure joy to watch.

Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Avant Bard's A MISANTHROPE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Avant Bard presents A Misanthrope, a world premiere adaptation of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Manhattan-based playwright Matt Minnicino, directed by Megan Behm in her Avant Bard debut.

BWW Interview: Matt Minnicino of A MISANTHROPE at WSC Avant Bard Photo BWW Interview: Matt Minnicino of A MISANTHROPE at WSC Avant Bard
by Jack Read - May 21, 2019

WSC Avant Bard's Script in Play Festival, started in 2016, has been an opportunity to test out shows for full production treatment through the guise of a series of staged readings and post-play discussions. Written and performed by rising professional talent, these readings have led to some memorable productions, including new versions of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night and Lauren Gunderson's hit Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. In 2017, a reading of playwright Matt Minnicino's 'distillation' - not 'adaptation,' as we get into below - of Moliere's The Misanthrope was performed. Written entirely in rhyming couplets, it follows a professional cynic who falls in love with an ingenue, and finds his devotion to insincerity tested. Now, it's the capper of Avant Bard's 29th season. I spoke to Minnicino about his career thus far, the adaptation process, and why audiences should be excited for this show.

Avant Bard Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For A MISANTHROPE Photo Avant Bard Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For A MISANTHROPE
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2019

Avant Bard Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for its season finale, A MISANTHROPE, a world premiere adaptation of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Manhattan-based playwright Matt Minnicino, directed by Megan Behm in her Avant Bard debut.

BWW Review: The Origin Of Television Takes Center Stage in THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION a Photo BWW Review: The Origin Of Television Takes Center Stage in THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION at 1st Stage
by Jeffrey Walker - Feb 19, 2018

As directed by Alex Levy, THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION is theatrically inventive and mostly compelling recounting of of Farnsworth and Sarnoff's parallel stories. The production is also performed by a skillful company of actors who take the audience on this little known historical journey.

Photo Flash: First Look at 1st Stage's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION Photo Photo Flash: First Look at 1st Stage's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

In his return to playwriting, celebrated film and television writer Aaron Sorkin's signature style lends itself to the remarkable story of the invention that changed our lives. In 1929, two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television." Separated by two thousand miles, each knows that if he stops working, even for a moment, the other will gain the edge. Who will unlock the key to the greatest innovation of the 20th century: the ruthless media mogul, or the selftaught Idaho farm boy? The answer comes to compelling life in the regional premiere of this "firecracker of a play" (The Chicago Sun-Times).

1st Stage Presents the Regional Premiere of Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION Photo 1st Stage Presents the Regional Premiere of Aaron Sorkin's THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

In his return to playwriting, celebrated film and television writer Aaron Sorkin's signature style lends itself to the remarkable story of the invention that changed our lives. In 1929, two ambitious visionaries race against each other to invent a device called "television."

BWW Review: MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM at 1st Stage
by Jenny Minich - Jun 12, 2017

Important content and several exceptional performances outweigh 1st Stage's flawed production of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. 

Photo Flash: Blues Inspired MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM to Croon at 1st Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

From the extraordinary mind of Pultizer, Tony, and Academy Award recognized playwright August Wilson comes one of America's most renowned stories of race and music. Inspired by the real life of legendary blues singer, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a powerful installment in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Century Cycle- 10 illustrious plays that explore the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th century.

August Wilson's Tour-de-Force MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Comes to Life at 1st Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

From the extraordinary mind of Pultizer, Tony, and Academy Award recognized playwright, August Wilson comes one of America's most renowned stories of race and music. Inspired by the real life of legendary blues singer, Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom is a powerful installment in August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning Century Cycle- 10 illustrious plays that explore the African-American experience in each decade of the 20th century.

Red BranchTheatre Company Announces Special Events in Conjunction with HEATHERS the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

RED BRANCH THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Highlights include talkbacks, ASL-interpreted performance, and pre-show happy hours

BWW Review: Mean Girls, Primary Colors and Grand Guignol: HEATHERS at Red Branch
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Aug 8, 2016

It is a safe bet that at every institution of secondary education with female students, there are Mean Girls. It is also a safe bet that there isn't a reader who needs the term defined, because there probably isn't a reader who hasn't experienced Mean Girls - or been one of them. And one trait we know the Mean Girls all share is they make people want to kill them.

Red BranchTheatre Company Announces Special Events in Conjunction with HEATHERS the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

RED BRANCH THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Highlights include talkbacks, ASL-interpreted performance, and pre-show happy hours

Photo Flash: First Look at HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL at Red Branch Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will continue its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with Heathers: The Musical. The upcoming staging marks the first production for this title in the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area for the first time. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the theatre in residence, from August 5-27, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Red BranchTheatre Company Announces Special Events in Conjunction with HEATHERS the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

RED BRANCH THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EVENTS IN CONJUNCTION WITH HEATHERS THE MUSICAL Highlights include talkbacks, ASL-interpreted performance, and pre-show happy hours

Red Branch Theatre Company to Present HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will continue its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with Heathers: The Musical.  Casting has just been completed for the staging that brings this title to the Baltimore/Washington Metropolitan area for the first time. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the theatre in residence, from August 5-27, 2016. Related interactive experiences, talkbacks, and other special events are in the process of being solidified.

Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Cast of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will kick off its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with the TONY Award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.

Red Branch Theatre Company Announces Casting for SWEENEY TODD
by Marissa Sblendorio - Jan 1, 2001

Red Branch Theatre Company (RBTC) will kick off its 2016 season entitled Paint It Red with the TONY Award-winning musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.  Casting has just been completed for the season opening performance at Howard County's newest professional theatre. The production will run at Drama Learning Center, where Red Branch is the theatre in residence, from April 8 – 23, 2016. Related interactive experiences, talkbacks, and other special events are in the process of being solidified.