Epic Closes Out Sixth Season With WOLF HALLEpic Closes Out Sixth Season With WOLF HALL
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Epic Theatre Company is closing out its landmark sixth season with one of the biggest shows to ever hit a Rhode Island stage. Based on the acclaimed novel, 'Wolf Hall' by Hilary Mantel, adapted by Mike Poulton, offers a bold perspective on a classic story of faith, greed, and power. (more...)

Epic Premieres Live Talk Show THE DRAGEpic Premieres Live Talk Show THE DRAG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Epic Theatre Company is expanding once again as it premieres its brand new live talk show entitled The Drag.  For five nights, Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli will sit down with actors, writers, directors, and other members of the artistic community to discuss world events, pop culture, theater, and everything else with an irreverent and engaging attitude.  The show will be live from Epic's home base at Theater 82 in Cranston, and will be streamed on their Facebook page. (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Victor/Victoria Wins Best Musical!Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Victor/Victoria Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just One Week Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BORN YESTERDAY Leads Best Play!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; BORN YESTERDAY Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; LITTLE WOMEN at Ocean State Leads Best Play!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; LITTLE WOMEN at Ocean State Leads Best Play!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 11/20/2017Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 11/20/2017
by BWW - Nov 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/20/2017 for Rhode Island (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Theatre By The Sea's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads as Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards; Theatre By The Sea's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Mixed Magic Theatre (MMT) is thrilled to open its season with Amiri Baraka's Dutchman and The Slave, two searing, timeless and timely dramas that will be performed in repertory in the company's two renovated performance spaces Nov 10 -26. (more...)

DUTCHMAN & THE SLAVE Set to Run in Repertory at Mixed Magic TheatreDUTCHMAN & THE SLAVE Set to Run in Repertory at Mixed Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Mixed Magic Theatre (MMT) is thrilled to open its season with Amiri Baraka's Dutchman and The Slave, two searing, timeless and timely dramas that will be performed in repertory in the company's two renovated performance spaces Nov 10 -26. (more...)

Festival51 Announces Four Female Playwright FinalistsFestival51 Announces Four Female Playwright Finalists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

While women make up 51% of the world's population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women's Playwriting Festival. (more...)

Festival51 Announces Four Female Playwright FinalistsFestival51 Announces Four Female Playwright Finalists
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

While women make up 51% of the world's population, the fact still stands that only 17% of plays produced in this country are female authored. Rhode Island-based Festival51 aims to change those numbers by putting women writers center stage in their 2nd annual Women's Playwriting Festival. (more...)

Festival51 Seeks Original Scripts for 2nd Annual Women's Playwriting FestivalFestival51 Seeks Original Scripts for 2nd Annual Women's Playwriting Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Festival51, a Rhode Island-based original works play festival focused on developing works for female writers, seeks submissions for inclusion in the second annual Festival51 Women's Playwriting Festival to take place in Rhode Island during the summer of 2016. Deadline for submissions is Midnight, March 31st, 2016.  All plays will be fully staged and produced by Festival51 at the AS220 Blackbox Theater in Providence (July 15-24) with additional staged readings and production at The Contemporary Theater Company in Wakefield during May and October. (more...)


by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 31, 2015

Rhode Island's theater community had much to celebrate in 2015.  Outstanding productions graced stages from the East Bay to South County, up-and-coming theatrical companies left their mark on the arts scene, and excellent concerts and dance events made for some of the best performances of the year. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Awards Update 11/27 - Charles Shaughnessy, Kevin Broccoli Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Rhode Island Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company Opens SWEENEY TODD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a chilling musical thriller? Sweeney Todd, opening tonight, October 16, at the Contemporary Theater Company, is filled with ghostly memories, hauntingly beautiful music, revenge, and murder. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SWEENEY TODD at Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a chilling musical thriller? SWEENEY TODD, opening October 16 at the Contemporary Theater Company, is filled with ghostly memories, hauntingly beautiful music, revenge, and murder. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Contemporary Theater Company to Present SWEENEY TODD, Begin. 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than with a chilling musical thriller? Sweeney Todd, opening October 16 at the Contemporary Theater Company, is filled with ghostly memories, hauntingly beautiful music, revenge, and murder. (more...)

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