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HAND TO GOD Blasts Onto Triangle's Stage Opening 28th Season HAND TO GOD Blasts Onto Triangle's Stage Opening 28th Season
by BWW News Desk on August 20, 2017 in Portland

After the death of his father, meek Jason finds an outlet for his anxiety at the Christian Puppet Ministry, in the devoutly religious, relatively quiet small town of Cypress, Texas. Jason's complicated relationships with the town pastor, the school bully, the girl next door, and-most especially-his mother are thrown into upheaval when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, takes on a shocking and dangerously irreverent personality all its own. Hand To God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 8/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 8/20/2017
by BWW on August 20, 2017 in Portland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/20/2017 for Portland (more...)
Photo Flash: Lakewood Theatre Company to Open with CABARET Photo Flash: Lakewood Theatre Company to Open with CABARET
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Portland

Lakewood Theatre Company begins its fall season on September 8th with the legendary landmark musical Cabaret directed by Ron Daum. Musical direction is by Beth Noelle, and choreography is by Laura Hiszczynskyj. (more...)
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens at Gallery Theater TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens at Gallery Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Portland

Scout (Brooke Zollinger), a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. Set in 1935, this play illustrates the social issues of this time period as the black people of the community have a special feeling about Scout's father. In her youthful innocence, she does not know why. Atticus (Tum Jaeger), a lawyer, explains that he is defending a young Negro (Antoine Johnson as Tom Robinson) wrongfully accused of a grave crime. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. This dramatization of the touching classic tale is a meaningful work of art.  (more...)
BWW Review: Boost Your Broadway Street Cred with THE FANTASTICKS at Metropolitan Community Theatre Project BWW Review: Boost Your Broadway Street Cred with THE FANTASTICKS at Metropolitan Community Theatre Project
by Krista Garver on August 17, 2017 in Portland

The Metropolitan Community Theatre Project's THE FANTASTICKS features a strong cast and a whole lotta love. (more...)
FUN HOME Opens 30th Anniversary Season at The Armory FUN HOME Opens 30th Anniversary Season at The Armory
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Portland

Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th anniversary season opens with the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. Created by Jeanine Tesori (music) and Lisa Kron (book and lyrics) and based on the celebrated graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home will begin preview performances on September 16, open September 22, and run through October 22 on The Armory's U.S. Bank Main Stage. Artistic Director Chris Coleman will direct a cast lead by Allison Mickelson, Sara Masterson and Aida Valentine as the central character, Alison, at three different ages. Robert Mammana (previously at The Armory as Skye Masterson in Guys and Dolls and Father in Ragtime) and Faith Sandberg will play Alison's parents, Bruce and Helen Bechdel. (more...)
Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Portland

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 2017 in Portland

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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
Inaugural INGENIO Play Fest Milagro Begins 9/8 Inaugural INGENIO Play Fest Milagro Begins 9/8
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Portland

Milagro is excited to announce the inaugural INGENIO Play Fest. INGENIO is a new play and playwright development program for Latina/o playwrights. Four plays were selected after a national request for submissions and will be presented in a concert readings over three days, September 8-10, 2017, following a week of rehearsals. During the rehearsal process, playwrights will work with guest artist Daniel Jaquez, directors, and dramaturgs in the continued development of the scripts, preparing them for a full production. Each reading will be followed by a moderated feedback session, led by guest artist Daniel Jaquez and other guests. INGENIO Play Fest is supported by the National New Play Network's Collaboration Fund. (more...)
Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents 30th Annual DAEDALUS PROJECT Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents 30th Annual DAEDALUS PROJECT
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Portland

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites the public to its 30th annual Daedalus Project, a benefit for HIV/AIDS organizations. The 2017 Daedalus Project, themed "On a Wing and a Prayer: Witnessing 30 Years," includes a full day of fund-raising activities on Monday, Aug. 21, culminating in the Daedalus Play Reading of Cabaret and the Daedalus Variety Show, which are both likely to sell out. (more...)
Fuse Theatre Ensemble Presents UNDER THE INFLUENCE: ALL TRUMPED UP Fuse Theatre Ensemble Presents UNDER THE INFLUENCE: ALL TRUMPED UP
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Portland

In 2015 Fust Theatre Emsemble created what was intended to be a workshop (9 performances over two weekends) of a new serial musical by Broadway lyricist Ernie Lijoi. (more...)
Acrobatic Conundrum Comes to Portland Next Month Acrobatic Conundrum Comes to Portland Next Month
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Portland

Acrobatic Conundrum kicks off their western states tour in Portland this September with their hit show Love and Gravity. (more...)
BWW Review: GYPSY Will Entertain You and Make You Smile, at Broadway Rose BWW Review: GYPSY Will Entertain You and Make You Smile, at Broadway Rose
by Krista Garver on August 11, 2017 in Portland

GYPSY is often referred to as the 'greatest American musical.' The current production at Broadway Rose has almost all of the right ingredients. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 2017 in Portland

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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Gallery Theater Announces Auditions for SHREK: THE MUSICAL Gallery Theater Announces Auditions for SHREK: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Portland

Gallery Theater will be holding auditions for SHREK: THE MUSICAL, September 11 & 12 with callbacks on September 13 (more...)
Self-Acceptance and Stereotypes at Center of Kristina Haddad's New Comedic Play MISS ETHNIC NON-SPECIFIC Self-Acceptance and Stereotypes at Center of Kristina Haddad's New Comedic Play MISS ETHNIC NON-SPECIFIC
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Portland

Actress/Writer Kristina Haddad searches for self-acceptance and fights stereotypes in her new comedic play, MISS ETHNIC NON-SPECIFIC. The multi-media production will premiere with six performances only, running August 25th through September 3rd at Shaking-the-Tree Theatre in Portland. (more...)
Staged! Conservatory Seeks Cast for 1980'S TEEN MUSICAL Staged! Conservatory Seeks Cast for 1980'S TEEN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on August 06, 2017 in Portland

After a successful staged reading during January's Fertile Ground Festival, Staged! Is ready to launch the fully staged world premiere of Mark LaPierre and Eric Nordin's sweetly smart musical homage to the John Hughes generation. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup on August 06, 2017 in Portland

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 8/06/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW on August 06, 2017 in Portland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Portland (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 04, 2017 in Portland

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 NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)
Local Talent in THE FANTASTICKS Experience the Longest Running Musical in the World! Local Talent in THE FANTASTICKS Experience the Longest Running Musical in the World!
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Portland

With New York's recent closure of the longest running musical in the world, Metropolitan Performing Arts (MPA) imagines this classic tale by bringing it to audiences in Portland, Oregon. The Fantasticks, written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, is as much about a love affair as it is a nod to the magic of theater itself. (more...)
THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE Comes to CoHo Season 22 THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE Comes to CoHo Season 22
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Portland

From the Victorian age to the 21st century, 'Watson' is the perfect partner. Mr. Watson was on the other end of the wire when Alexander Graham Bell sent the first communication by telephone. Dr. Watson accompanied each step and anticipated every need of fiction's greatest detective. Watson's the name of IBM's natural language-processing supercomputer, winner of the famous Jeopardy! match in 2011. And Josh Watson is the IT guy with a friendly fix for crashed technology and broken hearts, uncommonly trustworthy and aiming to please. All the Watsons want to give you what you need, but do you want what you need in a partner? The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence is an emotionally-intelligent drama that follows a time-travelling love triangle between the head, the heart and the machine. (more...)
BWW Review: Bag&Baggage's ROMEO & JULIET (LAYLA & MAJNUN) Puts a Classic in New Perspective BWW Review: Bag&Baggage's ROMEO & JULIET (LAYLA & MAJNUN) Puts a Classic in New Perspective
by Krista Garver on August 01, 2017 in Portland

Bag&Baggage's world premiere production of ROMEO & JULIET (LAYLA & MAJNUN) is a mashup of Shakespeare's classic and a Persian tale of doomed young lovers, written centuries earlier by Nizami Ganjavi (and which may very well have served as Shakespeare's inspiration). (more...)
OSF's Summer Festival Noons Series to Continue Through Labor Day Weekend OSF's Summer Festival Noons Series to Continue Through Labor Day Weekend
by BWW News Desk on July 31, 2017 in Portland

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival has unveiled its August/early September Summer Festival Noons schedule, which features a wide variety of opportunities to engage on a deeper level with the OSF company and the works on its stages, six days a week. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30
by Audition Roundup on July 30, 2017 in Portland

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 30, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)