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Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 20
by Audition Roundup on May 20, 2018 in Portland

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 20, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW on May 20, 2018 in Portland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Portland (more...)
Photo Flash: Deidrie Henry Returns to The Armory in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Photo Flash: Deidrie Henry Returns to The Armory in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Portland

Deidrie Henry returns to The Armory to star as Billie Holiday in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Lanie Robertson's riveting portrait of Holiday's life told through an imagined final performance in a small bar in South Philadelphia in 1959. Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill begins preview performances on May 26, opens on June 1, and runs through July 1 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. Bill Fennelly returns to The Armory to direct after previously directing Gypsy, Black Pearl Sings and, most recently, Little Shop of Horrors. Deidrie Henry, who most recently played Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire at The Armory, will be joined on stage by Abdul Hamid Royal, the production's music director who also plays the role of Jimmy Powers, along with local musicians Charles Neal (drums) and Andre St. James (bass). (more...)
BROKEN BONE BATHTUB to Receive Portland Premiere BROKEN BONE BATHTUB to Receive Portland Premiere
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Portland

SIOBHAN O'LOUGHLIN brings her intimate solo theatrical event various North Portland locations from JUNE 6TH-18TH, 2018.  (more...)
Portland Opera's 2018 Resident Artist Series Welcomes Soprano Helen Huang Portland Opera's 2018 Resident Artist Series Welcomes Soprano Helen Huang
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Portland

Portland Opera hosts a special community recital featuring the work of soprano Helen Huang, in her first year as a resident artist with the company. The performance features Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox on piano. (more...)
Only Five Shows Left For The Imago World Premiere of FALLOUT Only Five Shows Left For The Imago World Premiere of FALLOUT
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Portland

Carol Triffle, Portland's premier absurdist playwright, has penned a darkly stirring comedy called Fallout. When three characters are trapped in a fallout shelter, their identities slide from doom to zany, and all perspective of life is confused. (more...)
Crave Theatre Company Presents The Portland Premiere Of CROSSING By Reza De Wet Crave Theatre Company Presents The Portland Premiere Of CROSSING By Reza De Wet
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Portland

???????Now in its second season, Crave Theatre presents Crossing by the South African playwright Reza de Wet, directed by Sarah Andrews, in the play's Portland premiere, May 18th-June 3rd at the Shoe Box Theatre, 2110 SE 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97214, Todays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2:00pm. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 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 A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
Experience Theatre Project Proudly Presents THE TAMING AND THE SHREW Experience Theatre Project Proudly Presents THE TAMING AND THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2018 in Portland

Experience Theatre Project, Beaverton's only resident professional theatre company, proudly presents its 3rd annual pay-what-you-will summer production of The Taming And The Shrew: A #TimesUp/#MeToo Adaptation of William Shakespeare's play. The play opens at 7pm on July 6, 2018 on the Beaverton Public Library south lawn, and will perform at the Library lawn on Saturday and Sunday, July 7-8 at 2pm, then again the following weekend, Friday, July 13 at 7pm, and Saturday-Sunday, July 14-15, at 2pm before embarking on an outdoor 'wine tour' of Washington County wineries, concluding its tour in Yamhill County, at Stoller Vineyards, on August 12. (more...)
LOVE NEVER DIES Comes To Keller Auditorium Today LOVE NEVER DIES Comes To Keller Auditorium Today
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2018 in Portland

???????Love Never Dies will make its premiere in Portland's Keller Auditorium from May 15-20, 2018 as part of a North American Tour.  (more...)
BWW Review: Portland Playhouse Combines Award-Winning Director, Stellar Cast for Outstanding FENCES BWW Review: Portland Playhouse Combines Award-Winning Director, Stellar Cast for Outstanding FENCES
by Krista Garver on May 14, 2018 in Portland

Directed by Lou Bellamy and starring members of Penumbra Theatre, Portland Playhouse's FENCES is a must-see. (more...)
Defunkt Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Defunkt Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk on May 14, 2018 in Portland

Defunkt Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 13 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 13
by Audition Roundup on May 13, 2018 in Portland

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 13, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Contemporary Performance 2017-18 Company Presents VERY POORLY INDEED at CoHo Theater Contemporary Performance 2017-18 Company Presents VERY POORLY INDEED at CoHo Theater
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in Portland

What would you do to survive? (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special on May 11, 2018 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 TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)
BWW Review: JOHN HUGHES HIGH: THE 1980's TEEN MUSICAL Makes Its Totally Rad Debut, Packed with Awesome Young Talent BWW Review: JOHN HUGHES HIGH: THE 1980's TEEN MUSICAL Makes Its Totally Rad Debut, Packed with Awesome Young Talent
by Krista Garver on May 09, 2018 in Portland

JOHN HUGHES HIGH: THE 1980's TEEN MUSICAL, now getting its world premiere, is a most excellent tribute to the best decade ever, featuring a cast of incredibly talented young performers from Staged! (more...)
Join The BWW Portland on Stage Facebook Group Join The BWW Portland on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2018 in Portland

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the Portland Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
Milagro Announces Season 35: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Folklore Milagro Announces Season 35: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Folklore
by BWW News Desk on May 08, 2018 in Portland

Milagro, the Northwest's premier Latino arts and culture organization announces Season 35: Fantasy, Fairy Tales, and Folklore, featuring Milagro's annual Dia de Muertos celebration, three additional world premieres-including a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere, a national touring production, and the U.S. premiere of a Spanish-language play from Costa Rica! It is a season of stories of fantastical creatures, great heroes and heroines, mystical monsters, magical beings, and spirits from another world. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 6 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 6
by Audition Roundup on May 06, 2018 in Portland

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 6, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at JOHN HUGHES HIGH: THE 1980'S TEEN MUSICAL Photo Flash: First Look at JOHN HUGHES HIGH: THE 1980'S TEEN MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on May 04, 2018 in Portland

Building on the success of their sold out smash hit Heathers: The Musical, Staged! presents the world premiere of John Hughes High: The 1980's Teen Musical, a piece designed for teen performers by Mark LaPierre (4X4=Musicals) and Eric Nordin (The Snowstorm) and directed by Diane Englert (Heathers: The Musical). (more...)
Playwrights Selected For The 20th Anniversary Of JAW! Playwrights Selected For The 20th Anniversary Of JAW!
by BWW News Desk on May 04, 2018 in Portland

???????This summer, JAW: A Playwrights Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary by doing what it does best: selecting some of the most exciting new plays of our time and providing complete support to the playwrights to develop those scripts in whatever area is most beneficial to them. Two weeks of script workshopping will culminate in the JAW Big Weekend, July 27-29, where public staged readings of the scripts will be presented along with performances from local artists and classes. Plenty of champagne and birthday cake will also be enjoyed, to celebrate all that JAW has accomplished since its brave and ambitious beginnings in 1999. (more...)
BWW Review: Art Examines Power and Privilege in Shaking the Tree's SALT, a Multimedia Act of Resistance BWW Review: Art Examines Power and Privilege in Shaking the Tree's SALT, a Multimedia Act of Resistance
by Krista Garver on May 04, 2018 in Portland

SALT is a collection of installations (including performance pieces) about civil disobedience inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's Salt March speech. It's one of those unique events that makes the Portland theatre scene so dynamic. (more...)
I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson Begins May 20 at Artists Rep I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson Begins May 20 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk on May 04, 2018 in Portland

Artists Repertory Theatre presents I and You by Lauren Gunderson as the final production of their 2017/18 season. Gunderson is the most-produced playwright in America for the second year in a row. She is a recipient of a Dramatist Guild Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, won the 2018 Steinberg for The Book of Will, and won the Steinberg American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award in 2014 for this revelatory drama. I and You runs from May 20 through June 17 on the Morrison Stage. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More!
by BWW Special on May 04, 2018 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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! (more...)
TO FLY AGAIN Opens Friday at Imago TO FLY AGAIN Opens Friday at Imago
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2018 in Portland

Jerry Mouawad, Artistic Co-Director of Imago Theatre, opens his world premier To Fly Again this Friday May 4 at 7:30 at Imago Theatre. , The work written, choreographed and directed by Jerry Mouawad plays May 4, 5, 6, 11, and 12, Fri/Sat at 7:30, Sun at 2:00.   Tickets for the show are $10, $15 or $20 - pay what you will. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling Imago at 503.231.9581 or online at ticketswest.com or by calling TicketsWest at 503.224.8499. (more...)