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BWW Review: EAR at Space 55 BWW Review: EAR at Space 55
by Jeanmarie Simpson on September 25, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Loosely inspired by the life of Van Gogh, 'Ear' is a story as old as time. A boy loves a girl. To prove he loves the girl, the boy gives her a gift. A BIG gift. The kind you can't take back. And now the boy is in a mental hospital, at the mercy of a doctor who's even crazier than he is. And the girl? Well, she's starting to hear things, WEIRD things, late at night. It's an all-American story about love, insanity, auditory phenomena, experimental therapy, cannibalism, and talking birds. (more...)
Canal Convergence and Scottsdale Arts Festival Win International Awards Canal Convergence and Scottsdale Arts Festival Win International Awards
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Canal Convergence and the Scottsdale Arts Festival have won a combined total of 10 awards for excellence in event creation and execution from the International Festivals & Events Association (IFEA). (more...)
Hannah Goldstick and Samuel Xu to Open MusicaNova Orchestra's Young Artist Series Hannah Goldstick and Samuel Xu to Open MusicaNova Orchestra's Young Artist Series
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

MusicaNova Orchestra (MNO) opens the fourth season of their acclaimed Young Artists Concerts series, featuring violinist Hannah Goldstick and pianist Samuel Xu, today, September 23, 2017, from 4:00 to 5:30 PM at the Arizona Piano Company Recital Hall. (more...)
Theater Works Announces Halloween Season Lineup at Peoria Center Theater Works Announces Halloween Season Lineup at Peoria Center
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Did you know the iconic line It's alive! was never in Shelley's novel? It was added to the 1931 film version with Boris Karloff as the monster and Colin Clive as Dr. Frankenstein. (more...)
Back to School Clothing Drive Reschedules Golden Masquerade Gala Back to School Clothing Drive Reschedules Golden Masquerade Gala
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Back to School Clothing Drive, which has provided school supplies and clothing to more than 535,000 students since 1967, has rescheduled its 50th anniversary at the Golden Masquerade Gala to Saturday, January 20, 2018 from Oct. 28 due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special on September 22, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)
BWW Preview: DEPEND ON ME at Brelby BWW Preview: DEPEND ON ME at Brelby
by Jeanmarie Simpson on September 21, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

'This story explores a different, darker side of the classic Odd Couple scenario. 'The majority of my adult life has been spent living with roommates in order to afford the cost of an apartment in the new economy' says Maticic. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 9/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW on September 20, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Phoenix Metro (more...)
The Nash Announces October Lineup The Nash Announces October Lineup
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Nash celebrates turning 5 with a jam packed October. The month is filled with major special guests, including Emmet Cohen Trio on Oct. 18, 'Goth Jazz'as Romanian Lucian Ban & Mat Maneri perform the 'Transylvanian Concert' Oct 27 and the 'genre-slicing' high energy Banda Magda Oct 22. (more...)
Brian Maticic's DEPEND ON ME Opens 10/6 In Downtown Glendale Brian Maticic's DEPEND ON ME Opens 10/6 In Downtown Glendale
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, is thrilled to be bringing the world premiere of Brian Maticic's latest work Depend on Me to the Brelby stage this fall. Maticic will also direct this production, aiming to leave audiences in suspense with a sense of bewilderment. (more...)
U.S. Women's Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe to Speak at SMoCA U.S. Women's Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe to Speak at SMoCA
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) presents a moderated conversation with FIFA Women's World Cup Champion and Olympic gold medalist Megan Rapinoe on Friday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in the Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at 'HEDWIG' in Her Stilettos at Phoenix Theatre Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at 'HEDWIG' in Her Stilettos at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 20, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Ground breaking, viciously funny, and devastatingly heartbreaking, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a modern masterpiece. Following one of the most enigmatic characters to ever hit the stage, Hedwig will electrify! Written by John Cameron Mitchell and Stephen trask and the winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch is thrillingly progressive and thoroughly entertaining! Scroll down for a sneak peek at Hedwig in character! (more...)
BWW Interview: Devon Mahon - Creating Fusions of Styles BWW Interview: Devon Mahon - Creating Fusions of Styles
by Jeanmarie Simpson on September 21, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Devon Mahon is a delightful actor whom I've seen in several performances, including at Brelby in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Unexpected and at B3 in Droppin' Johns. Earlier this week, I reviewed Brelby's production of his first full-lenghth play, Whisper Sweetly. (more...)
All Puppet Players Bring Mary Shelley's Classic to the Stage All Puppet Players Bring Mary Shelley's Classic to the Stage
by BWW News Desk on September 18, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Mary Shelly's Gothic horror story is brought to life by the wildest theater troupe in town, the All Puppet Players. This original adaptation is funny, clever and true to the source material. (more...)
Telemundo Phoenix Names Hector Lagunas As Multimedia Journalist  Telemundo Phoenix Names Hector Lagunas As Multimedia Journalist 
by TV News Desk on September 18, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Telemundo Phoenix / KTAZ announced today that Hector Lagunas has been named Video Journalist for Noticiero Telemundo Arizona for the station's weekday newscasts at 4PM, 4:30 PM, 5PM and 10 PM. (more...)
BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Guillermo Calderon's KISS BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents Guillermo Calderon's KISS
by Herbert Paine on September 18, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

As political theatre goes, Guillermo Calder n's KISS, Stray Cat Theatre's 16th Season opener, directed by Ron May, occupies the terrain between parody and reality, melodrama and documentary, laughter and catharsis. It is a play that works on a number of levels: startling an audience out of its comfort zone, engaging it in the shared discovery of uncomfortable and inconvenient truths, revealing the barriers that must be surmounted to achieve cross-cultural understanding. KISS runs through September 30th at Tempe Center for the Arts. (more...)
BWW Review: WHISPER SWEETLY at Brelby - A Weekend of Perovich Part II BWW Review: WHISPER SWEETLY at Brelby - A Weekend of Perovich Part II
by Jeanmarie Simpson on September 18, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Whisper Sweetly, directed with crackerjack control and precision by Perovich. Mahon has created a world that is at once funny and terrifying. He has approached his creation with wild abandon, and the story is an hilarious nightmare. (more...)
BWW Review: MY LOVE - MY LUMBERJACK at B3 - A Weekend of Perovich Part I BWW Review: MY LOVE - MY LUMBERJACK at B3 - A Weekend of Perovich Part I
by Jeanmarie Simpson on September 18, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Shrewdly directed by the great Ilana Lydia, B3's searing production of My Love, My Lumberjack opened last Friday and runs for only two more performances, next weekend. The piece is presented on B3's modest, storefront stage, however the production feels remarkably eerie and magical - and, GLORY BE, the voices aren't amplified! (more...)
Free Admission Announces Scottsdale Museum of Art 9/23 Free Admission Announces Scottsdale Museum of Art 9/23
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art will be free to all guests on Saturday, Sept. 23, as part of Smithsonian magazine's 13th annual Museum Day Live! (more...)
Psychological Thriller SWITZERLAND Up Next at Theatre Artists Studio Psychological Thriller SWITZERLAND Up Next at Theatre Artists Studio
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Somewhere in the Swiss Alps, grande dame of crime literature Patricia Highsmith lives in a stylish apartment surrounded by an impressive collection of books and a rather sinister collection of guns and knives. (more...)
Brelby Theatre Company to Premiere WHISPER SWEETLY This Month Brelby Theatre Company to Premiere WHISPER SWEETLY This Month
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, will be bringing the world premiere of Devon Mahon's latest work Whisper Sweetly to the Brelby stage this fall. (more...)
Creative Gateways to Spotlight Terry Israelson's Work with Surfing the Spontaneous Creative Gateways to Spotlight Terry Israelson's Work with Surfing the Spontaneous
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

This weekend, Today September 15th through Sunday the 17th, artists collective Creative Gateways is spotlighting Terry Israelson's work with Surfing the Spontaneous. Join them for an opening reception today evening from 6-8pm. (more...)
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SEVEN GUITARS and More Set for Black Theatre Troupe's 2017-18 Season CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SEVEN GUITARS and More Set for Black Theatre Troupe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Black Theatre Troupe announces its 2017-18 season with an arresting array of theatrical tales that chronicle the African American experience. From musicals to drama, Black Theatre Troupe presents works that will touch the heart and stir your spirit! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More!
by BWW Special on September 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more! (more...)
Center Dance Delights with Ghosts Goblins Witches, Oh My! Center Dance Delights with Ghosts Goblins Witches, Oh My!
by BWW News Desk on September 13, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Just in time for Halloween, Center Dance Ensemble performs a spooky, haunting program, Ghosts & Goblins & Witches, Oh My! October 19 - 21 at 7:30 and Oct 22 at 2:00 pm at the Herberger Theater Center, Stage West. Tickets are $28 adults/$23 seniors/$14 students and are on sale at www.herbergertheater.org or by calling 602-252-8497. (more...)