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X Marks the Spot! Oregon Children's Theatre to Stage 'JUDY MOODY & STINK' X Marks the Spot! Oregon Children's Theatre to Stage 'JUDY MOODY & STINK'
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in Portland

X marks the spot as Judy and her brother Stink set sail on a nautical adventure to find Cap'n Weevil's secret pirate treasure. But they'll have to race their swashbuckling rivals, Tall Boy and Smart Girl, to see who will be first to find the gold! Will Judy and Stink crack the secret codes and spot the hidden clues before time runs out? (more...)
HUMAN NOISE Opens Thursday at Imago Theatre HUMAN NOISE Opens Thursday at Imago Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in Portland

Fans of Raymond Carver, one of the 20th century's most vital short story writers, will be delighted to find four of his earliest works staged in HUMAN NOISE, three stories and a poem directed and choreographed by Imago Theatre's Jerry Mouawad. (more...)
Pierre Bensusan, France's Acoustic Guitar Master, Presents Concert and Workshop in Portland Pierre Bensusan, France's Acoustic Guitar Master, Presents Concert and Workshop in Portland
by BWW News Desk on September 19, 2017 in Portland

On Thursday September 21, Abbie's Concert Series in Portland Oregon is excited to present France's acoustic guitar master Pierre Bensusan for a second concert (his Sept 22 show is already sold out) - as part of the 30 date Fall leg of his 2017 USA Tour! (more...)
BWW Review: Sowelu Theatre's THE CRACKWALKER Will Haunt You Long After the Lights Go Up BWW Review: Sowelu Theatre's THE CRACKWALKER Will Haunt You Long After the Lights Go Up
by Krista Garver on September 19, 2017 in Portland

THE CRACKWALKER is bleak and it's hard to watch (at times, excruciating). But it's the kind of show that does exactly what theatre is supposed to do. (more...)
BWW Review: An Adventure Through Time and Technology in THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, at CoHo Theatre BWW Review: An Adventure Through Time and Technology in THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE, at CoHo Theatre
by Krista Garver on September 16, 2017 in Portland

Madeleine George's Pulitzer Prize-nominated THE (CURIOUS CASE OF THE) WATSON INTELLIGENCE takes the audience on a journey through time (and several Watsons, from Alexander Graham Bell's assistant to Sherlock Holmes's sidekick to IBM's Jeopardy!-winning supercomputer) that explores the nature of our relationship with technology and, fundamentally, with other people. (more...)
Pierre Bensusan, France's Acoustic Guitar Master in Concert Comes to Axe & Fiddle Pierre Bensusan, France's Acoustic Guitar Master in Concert Comes to Axe & Fiddle
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Portland

On Saturday September 23, Eugene Oregon area fans are excited to welcome France's acoustic guitar master Pierre Bensusan in concert at the Axe and Fiddle in Cottage Grove - as part of the 30 date Fall leg of his 2017 USA Tour! Winner of the Independent Music Award, in the Live Performance Album category for his latest triple live album 'Encore' (2014), 'Rose d'Or' of the Montreux Festival for his first album, 'Pr s de Paris' (Switzerland, 1976), 'Best World Music Guitar Player ' by the readers of Guitar Player Magazine (USA, 2008), Bensusan is recognized as one of the premier musicians of our time. (more...)
Kristin Chenoweth Headlines Portland Opera's BAROQUE BALL Gala Tonight Kristin Chenoweth Headlines Portland Opera's BAROQUE BALL Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk on September 16, 2017 in Portland

Portland Opera welcomes Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth to her Portland debut at the Baroque Ball gala tonight, September 16, 2017. (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 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 Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more! (more...)
BWW Review: Brutally Funny, AN OCTOROON Reflects and Shatters Our Ideas About Race, at Artists Rep BWW Review: Brutally Funny, AN OCTOROON Reflects and Shatters Our Ideas About Race, at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver on September 14, 2017 in Portland

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON is a play about the racist history of the United States and the continuing racial struggle we find ourselves in today. And it's funny. (more...)
CAUGHT Begins 10/1 at Artists Rep CAUGHT Begins 10/1 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk on September 13, 2017 in Portland

Artists Repertory Theatre presents Caught, a show centered around Chinese dissident artist Lin Bo that combines visual art and live theatre installations. Caught is presented in partnership with The Ch j Gallery/SF and The Geezer Gallery, and features dozens of collaborators including playwright Christopher Chen. The production runs October 1 through October 29, 2017 on Artists Rep's newly configured Morrison Stage. (more...)
EVERY BRILLIANT THING Runs 9/23- 11/5 at The Armory EVERY BRILLIANT THING Runs 9/23- 11/5 at The Armory
by BWW News Desk on September 12, 2017 in Portland

Local favorite Isaac Lamb will take the stage for Every Brilliant Thing, a play that tackles the impact of depression using a life-affirming list and a partly-improvised structure that engages audiences in a way never before seen at The Armory. Created by British playwright Duncan Macmillan with comedian Jonny Donahoe, Every Brilliant Thing began as a short-play-turned-art-installation before becoming a full-length theater piece that was embraced at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and Off-Broadway, and adapted into an HBO movie. Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan will direct Every Brilliant Thing in the round in the Ellyn Bye Studio the first studio show in Portland Center Stage at The Armory's 30th anniversary season. Every Brilliant Thing begins preview performances on September 23, opens on September 29 and runs through November 5. (more...)
Sowelu Ensemble to Stage THE CRACKWALKER This Fall Sowelu Ensemble to Stage THE CRACKWALKER This Fall
by BWW News Desk on September 12, 2017 in Portland

Sowelu Theater's production of The Crackwalker by Judith Thompson takes a hard look at the permanently unemployable that fall through the cracks of social services. The author asks How can this happen on our watch? (more...)
Award-Winning Composer Debra Kaye Presents Five New Works Award-Winning Composer Debra Kaye Presents Five New Works
by BWW News Desk on September 12, 2017 in Portland

The latest addition to award-winning composer Debra Kaye's growing body of work is her orchestral commission Ikarus Among the Stars which celebrated its world premiere in Portland, OR, in May. (more...)
BWW Review: Becca Blackwell's THEY, THEMSELF and SCHMERM is a Perfect Blend of Humor and Compassion, at Artists Rep BWW Review: Becca Blackwell's THEY, THEMSELF and SCHMERM is a Perfect Blend of Humor and Compassion, at Artists Rep
by Krista Garver on September 11, 2017 in Portland

If there's a play that can help us see past our differences, it's THEY, THEMSELF AND SCHMERM, now playing as the first show of Artists Repertory Theatre's 2017/2018 Frontier Series and also part of PICA's Time-Based Art Festival. Blackwell's one-person show is bust-a-gut funny, make-you-cry moving, and one of the most compassionate pieces of theatre I've ever seen. (more...)
NPR's Ari Shapiro Debuts New Solo Show NPR's Ari Shapiro Debuts New Solo Show
by BWW News Desk on September 09, 2017 in Portland

As a reporter, NPR's 'All Things Considered' host Ari Shapiro has witnessed wars and revolutions. Inspired by these experiences around the globe, his new original show Homeward features Shapiro singing the songs of upheaval, patriotism and hope, from places that are less far away than they seem. (more...)
One-Woman Show YOU IN MIDAIR to Debut in Portland One-Woman Show YOU IN MIDAIR to Debut in Portland
by BWW News Desk on September 09, 2017 in Portland

Writer, teacher, therapist, lobbyist and actor Danna Schaeffer will present her one-woman show, You in Midair, from October 5 through 15, at New Expressive Works. You in Midair is directed by Julie Akers. Previously titled My Little Jezebel, this full production follows a January 2017 staged reading with PDX Playwrights in the Fertile Ground Festival New Works. (more...)
BWW Review: Demon Sock Puppet Terrorizes Teenager in Funny, Moving HAND TO GOD at triangle productions! BWW Review: Demon Sock Puppet Terrorizes Teenager in Funny, Moving HAND TO GOD at triangle productions!
by Krista Garver on September 09, 2017 in Portland

HAND TO GOD wasn't as funny I expected it to be. It was more disturbing, highlighting the immense dangers of not dealing with negative emotions. (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 September 09, 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...)
VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of AN OCTOROON at Artists Rep VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of AN OCTOROON at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk on September 08, 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. An Octoroon is currently in previews for an opening tomorrow, September 9, and the play runs through October 1 on the Alder Stage. BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes in the video below! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/8 - FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/8 - FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More!
by BWW Special on September 08, 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 FOLLIES, GYPSY, GHOST, and More! (more...)
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 September 07, 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...)
HAND TO GOD to Open triangle's 28th Season This Fall HAND TO GOD to Open triangle's 28th Season This Fall
by BWW News Desk on September 07, 2017 in Portland

Hand to God by Robert Askins will make its Oregon premiere as triangle's 28th season opener, running September 7-30, 2017. (more...)
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 September 06, 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...)
Photo Flash: First Look at HAND TO GOD at Triangle Photo Flash: First Look at HAND TO GOD at Triangle
by BWW News Desk on September 05, 2017 in Portland

HAND TO GOD Comes to Triangle this month, and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)
Photo Flight: NWCT Soars in The Starling's AMELIA EARHART'S FIRST FLIGHT Photo Flight: NWCT Soars in The Starling's AMELIA EARHART'S FIRST FLIGHT
by BWW News Desk on September 02, 2017 in Portland

The Starlings, NWCT's all-bird, all-puppet acting troupe, return for this imaginative exploration of the airplane. Follow Amelia Earhart on an interactive, puppet-fueled extravaganza as she soars through the history of women in flight from the early airplane to the space program. (more...)