Photo Flash: First Look at Cleveland Public Theatre's CENTRAL CONCERNPhoto Flash: First Look at Cleveland Public Theatre's CENTRAL CONCERN
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) and Ohio City Theatre Project (OCTP) present Central Concern, a world premiere production conceived and directed by Pandora Robertson, OCTP Executive Artistic Director. The play will run May 18 - June 8, 2019, in CPT's James Levin Theatre. (more...)

Cleveland Public Theatre and Ohio City Theatre Project Present CENTRAL CONCERNCleveland Public Theatre and Ohio City Theatre Project Present CENTRAL CONCERN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) and Ohio City Theatre Project (OCTP) present Central Concern, a world premiere production conceived and directed by Pandora Robertson, OCTP Executive Artistic Director. The play will run May 18 - June 8, 2019, in CPT's James Levin Theatre. (more...)


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by Roy Berko - Dec 4, 2017

Yes, Beck Center has decided to recycle 'The Little Mermaid,' last year's holiday production so that more children of all ages can follow Ariel, the daughter of King Triton, the master of the sea, in her search for 'a world in which I feel truly realized on my own terms.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Makes a Splash at Beck CenterPhoto Flash: First Look - Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Makes a Splash at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Join us under the sea again for Beck Center's critically acclaimed production of The Little Mermaid. Last year, this production was winner of Cleveland Critics Circle 2016 Theater Awards for Best Musical Direction, Best Projection Design, and the Rising Star Award, and recognized for Best Musical Production, Best Lighting Design, and Best Choreographer. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: MASSACRE (SING TO YOUR CHILDREN) at Convergence-Continuum
by Roy Berko - May 27, 2017

"Massacre (Sing to Your Children)" is an abstract play whose meaning will depend on an individual's views of the world, and their willingness to search for the author's intent and purpose. This is a script and production for playgoers who like to probe for ideas with no need for clarity of ideas or outcomes. (more...)

MASSACRE Opens 5/19 at Convergence-Continuum
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Convergence-continuum presents the Ohio premiere of Massacre (Sing to Your Children) by Jose Rivera, directed by Clyde Simon.  After enduring six years of psychological and physical terror, seven citizens of a small New Hampshire town stage a revolt and murder the man who has destroyed them--or do they? Magic realism and pulpy horror-movie conventions collide when the seven friends conspire to brutally rid their small town of its viciously oppressive mayor.   Massacre is a powerful depiction of the use of violence as a response to living under a repressive plutocratic regime, and of our own role in perpetuating the tyranny. (more...)

BWW Review: HARM'S WAY Examines the Underbelly of Humanity at Convergence Continuum
by Roy Berko - Mar 27, 2017

Cleveland is in the midst of 'The Mac Wellman Homecoming Festival,' presented by Playwrights Local, in partnership with Cleveland State University Department of English, the NEOMFA Creative Writing Program, and the Michael Schwartz Library, with performances by Playwrights Local, Theater Ninjas, convergence-continuum, CSU Department of Theatre & Dance, Baldwin Wallace University Department of Theatre and Dance, and The Manhattan Project-Cleveland Lab. (more...)

HARM'S WAY Opens This Week at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

convergence-continuum opens its 2017 season with the Ohio premiere of Harm's Way by Mac Wellman, directed by Clyde Simon. Harm's Way, the darkly humorous fable of an angry man on a rampage through a fantastical wilderness, chronicles the exploits of very angry Santouche as he tries to make sense of his understanding of law and order in a nation of other angry people. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful THE LITTLE MERMAID at Beck Center
by Roy Berko - Dec 5, 2016

One of the difficulties of doing the Disney Theatrical, The Little Mermaid, is how to do the underwater scenes. Yes, much of the story of Ariel, the daughter of King Triton, the master of the sea, in her search for 'a world in which I feel truly realized in my own terms,' takes place, as the songs states, 'Under the Sea,' in contrast to 'The World Above.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Under the Sea! First Look at THE LITTLE MERMAID at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Beck Center for the Arts presents Disney's The Little Mermaid, today, December 2, through December 31, 2016 in the Mackey Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Funny, Competing THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX Opens New Season at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Sep 6, 2016

Bathsheba Doran, author of The Mystery of Love and Sex now on stage at Dobama Theatre, stated of the script, 'I had no plans for subject matter. I never do when I begin. As my play stormed out of me, unstoppable and violent, I was horrified. The experience was deeply unpleasant, emotionally. I was the most embarrassing of writers in the cafe where I worked: tears streamed down my face as I stabbed out the dialogue on my keyboard. I looked up once, just in time to see a nearby guy whisper amusedly to a girl: 'Whoa, she's really into it.' (more...)

BWW Review: BOOTY CANDY Pushes the Envelope at convergence-continuum
by Roy Berko - Mar 28, 2016

Both Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) and convergence-continuum (con-con) are noted for producing 'on the edge' theatre. Ironically, both are now featuring plays that examine the human experience from the viewpoint of sexual orientation and race/ethnicity. (more...)

convergence-continuum Opens 2016 Season with BOOTYCANDY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

convergence-continuum opens its 2016 season with the regional premiere of the outrageous, in-your-face satire BOOTYCANDY by Robert O'Hara, directed by Terrence Spivey. (more...)

convergence-continuum to Open 2016 Season with BOOTYCANDY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

convergence-continuum opens its 2016 season with the regional premiere of the outrageous, in-your-face satire BOOTYCANDY by Robert O'Hara, directed by Terrence Spivey. (more...)

BWW Review: CPT's INCENDIARIES HOUGH 1966 - Thought-provoking but Problematic
by Roy Berko - Jan 14, 2016

July 18, 1966 is a day that will long be noted in the Cleveland community. That hot, muggy day festered into what is now called 'The Hough Riots.' (more...)

CPT & OCTP to Stage World Premiere of INCENDIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the world premiere of Incendiaries, a co-production with Ohio City Theatre Project. Incendiaries was conceived and directed by Pandora Robertson and features a 7-person ensemble cast. The production previews January 7 before opening for a three-weekend run from January 8-23 in Cleveland Public Theatre's historic Gordon Square Theatre venue, located at 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH. (more...)

WOLVES Opens Tonight at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

convergence-continuum, continues its 2015 Season with the Ohio premiere of Steve Yockey's urban fable, Wolves.  (more...)

WOLVES to Open 5/8 at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

convergence-continuum, continues its 2015 Season with the Ohio premiere of Steve Yockey's urban fable, Wolves.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Plays About Gay Marriage Have a Successful Return Visit to Cleveland Public Theatre
by Roy Berko - Mar 10, 2015

In October of 2012, when Cleveland Public Theatre first staged, STANDING ON CEREMONY THE GAY MARRIAGE PLAYS, 'same sex marriage was legal in nine states (Connecticut, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and Washington and the District of Columbia).' At the same time, '30 states had added language to their constitutions banning same-sex marriage.' (more...)

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