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BWW Review: 'Losing Your Mind' Three Ways in a Weekend at Opera Philadelphia's Festival O18BWW Review: 'Losing Your Mind' Three Ways in a Weekend at Opera Philadelphia's Festival O18
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 26, 2018

Whether from disease, 19th century #MeToo-style abuse, or unrequited love, Opera Philadelphia's (OP) Festival O18 opening weekend showed us three ways that central female characters lost their grip on reality. While I considered only one of them a total success, audience openness to sometimes-demanding material made it clear that the company has found a formula that strikes at the hearts of opera-goers, new and old. (more...)

NE QUITTEZ PAS Comes to O18 FestivalNE QUITTEZ PAS Comes to O18 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Lauded as “one of the most creative and ambitious companies in this country” (New York Times), Opera Philadelphia justified that reputation once again when it launched its inaugural Festival O last season; the Washington Post found it “one of the most enjoyable additions to the fall calendar in years,” and the Philadelphia Inquirer noted the festival's ambition “not to follow taste but to lead it.” (more...)

BWW Review: CHASING MEM'RIES Shows Us the Path to a Happier LifeBWW Review: CHASING MEM'RIES Shows Us the Path to a Happier Life
by Don Grigware - Nov 18, 2017

lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman/music by: Bill Cantos & Mari Falcone, Dave Grusin, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Johnny Mandel/Geffen Playhouse/Gil Cates Theater/through December 17 When I first heard about the premise of Chasing Mem'ries, I thought, 'Oh no, a musical about death and grieving...and with a ghost on tap...spare us!' Well, sometimes first thoughts are terribly wrong. As it turns out Josh Ravetch's world premiere is a complete joy to watch. Ravetch skillfully directs, allowing the brilliant Tyne Daly plenty of space to pursue her journey as Victoria. Also starring Robert Forster as Franklin and Scott Kradolfer as their son Mason, this piece not only tugs at your heartstrings but will make you cherish every moment of living, through December 17 at the Gil Cates Theater of the Geffen Playhouse. Subtitled A Different Kind of Musical, ...Mem'ries is more a play with music in which the songs, some old, some new, generate the memories that Victoria experiences in the attic of her Connecticut home on the day of Franklin's memorial. With lyrics by the sensational Alan and Marilyn Bergman, it's hard to go wr (more...)

VIDEO: Tyne Daly Sings 'Pieces of Dreams' from New Musical CHASING MEM'RIES at the GeffenVIDEO: Tyne Daly Sings 'Pieces of Dreams' from New Musical CHASING MEM'RIES at the Geffen
by BWW Contests - Nov 16, 2017

The World Premiere of Chasing Mem'ries: A Different Kind of Musical, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly and featuring new and original songs by award-winning lyricists Alan & Marilyn Bergman, is running at the Gil Cates Theater at The Geffen Playhouse and run through Sunday, December 17, 2017. Watch Daly sing 'Pieces of Dreams' from the show below! (more...)

'CHASING MEM'RIES' World Premiere, Starring Tyne Daly, Opens Tonight at the Geffen'CHASING MEM'RIES' World Premiere, Starring Tyne Daly, Opens Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The World Premiere of Chasing Mem'ries: A Different Kind of Musical, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly and featuring new and original songs by award-winning lyricists Alan & Marilyn Bergman, plays an extended run at the Gil Cates Theater at The Geffen Playhouse through Sunday, December 17, 2017. Opening night is tonight, November 15. (more...)

'CHASING MEM'RIES' World Premiere, Starring Tyne Daly, Extends at the Geffen'CHASING MEM'RIES' World Premiere, Starring Tyne Daly, Extends at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

The World Premiere of Chasing Mem'ries: A Different Kind of Musical, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly and featuring new and original songs by award-winning lyricists Alan & Marilyn Bergman, will extend for one week in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse and run through Sunday, December 17, 2017. (more...)

Derek McLane, Santo Loquasto, David Korins Among Nominees for 2017 Art Directors Guild Awards; Full ListDerek McLane, Santo Loquasto, David Korins Among Nominees for 2017 Art Directors Guild Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Art Directors Guild has announced nominees for 21st annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, featuring 11 categories in theatrical motion pictures, TV, commercials and music videos. (more...)

THE WIZ LIVE's Derek McLane Among Nominees for 20th Art Directors Guild Awards; Full ListTHE WIZ LIVE's Derek McLane Among Nominees for 20th Art Directors Guild Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

In the television category of Awards or Event Special, Tony Award winner Derek McLane received two nominations, including his work as production designer for the 2015 OSCARS and NBC's THE WIZ LIVE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Debuts Witty World Premiere Play OF GOOD STOCKBWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Debuts Witty World Premiere Play OF GOOD STOCK
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 14, 2015

Filled with relatable humor, wit, and plenty of fiercely sarcastic dialogue and gasp-lite melodrama, OF GOOD STOCK explores the layered, often contentious relationship between a trio of sisters who have decided to gather together at their family's gorgeous ocean-side summer home for a little weekend reunion, with their respective beaus in tow. Written by playwright Melissa Ross, this world premiere production is currently on stage at Costa Mesa's Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory through April 26, under the direction of Gaye Taylor Upchurch. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

The Academy Invites Robert & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Charles Strouse & 268 Other New Members
by Movies News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures. Those who accept the invitations will be the only additions to the Academy's membership in 2014. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY, HOMELAND Among Nominees of 17th Annual ART DIRECTORS GUILD Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2013

The Art Directors Guild (ADG) today announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG's 17th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards Presented by BMW for 2012. (more...)

Cooper and Avery to Star in Old Globe's Two Trains Running
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2007

Casting has been announced for the Old Globe Theatre's upcoming production of August Wilson's Two Trains Running, which will be presented at the San Diego theatre from April 21st through May 27th. (more...)