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BWW Review: A Harrowing True Story and Imaginative Direction a Winning Formula for LIFEBOAT, at Corrib Theatre BWW Review: A Harrowing True Story and Imaginative Direction a Winning Formula for LIFEBOAT, at Corrib Theatre
by Krista Garver on January 17, 2018 in Portland

Nicola McCartney's LIFEBOAT, brilliantly directed by Avital Shira, is an exhilarating and ultimately uplifting play about courage, resilience, and friendship. (more...)
Twilight's Stars Shine In Annual Awards Gala Twilight's Stars Shine In Annual Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Portland

Twilight Theater Company is pleased to announce the winners of their second annual Light Up the Stars Awards Gala. (more...)
Guardians Of The Galaxy Star Dave Bautista To Attend Wizard World Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago Guardians Of The Galaxy Star Dave Bautista To Attend Wizard World Portland, Philadelphia, Chicago
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Portland

Dave Bautista, who wowed fans as Drax the Destroyer in Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014 and in last summer's blockbuster sequel, will make triumphant returns to Wizard World Comic Con events in Portland (April 14), Philadelphia (May 19) and Chicago (August 25). Bautista, whose budding film career has also included a role in the Sony feature Spectre, the 24th installment of the James Bond series, will greet fans, sign autographs, pose for photo ops and conduct interactive Q&A sessions at his Saturday appearances at each show. (more...)
Introducing the BroadwayWorld Theatre Camp Guide Introducing the BroadwayWorld Theatre Camp Guide
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in Portland

BroadwayWorld, the largest and most comprehensive online theatre platform, is pleased to continue its recent expansion today with another new content initiative. Following the recent successful launches of Industry Insider, and Charity Corner, today we're introducing the 2018 Theatre Camp Guide. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at NW Children's Theatre's Production of CHITRA - THE GIRL PRINCE Photo Flash: First Look at NW Children's Theatre's Production of CHITRA - THE GIRL PRINCE
by BWW News Desk on January 13, 2018 in Portland

NWCT introduces a new collaboration with Anita Menon, who co-directed 2015's smash hit, Indian-dance infused adaptation of The Jungle Book. Featuring epic martial arts sequences and a wide range of dance styles, Chitra: The Girl Prince tells the story of a warrior princess who struggles to stay true to herself while balancing her responsibility to her people with the call of true love. (more...)
Photo Flash: Corrib Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of  LIFEBOAT Photo Flash: Corrib Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of LIFEBOAT
by BWW News Desk on January 12, 2018 in Portland

With a bracing true story of determination and hope, Corrib Theatre and Northwest Children's Theater present Nicola McCartney's Lifeboat. Directed by Avital Shira and starring Kayla Lian and Britt Harris, this riveting play by an award-winning Irish playwright runs for four weeks, January 12 through February 4, at Northwest Children's Theater. (more...)
Tune-Yards, Willie Watson & The Fairfield Four & The Lucas Brothers To Join Chris Thile in Portland Tune-Yards, Willie Watson & The Fairfield Four & The Lucas Brothers To Join Chris Thile in Portland
by BWW News Desk on January 13, 2018 in Portland

Chris Thile announced that Tune-Yards, Willie Watson & The Fairfield Four, the Lucas Brothers, and duet partner Madison Cunningham would be his guests for the January 13 broadcast of Live from Here, (formerly A Prairie Home Companion), from the Keller Auditorium. (more...)
THREE SISTERS Comes to Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative THREE SISTERS Comes to Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative
by BWW News Desk on January 12, 2018 in Portland

In its first outing since the critically acclaimed production of Waiting For Godot in 2015, The Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative returns to the Shoebox Theatre to stage an exciting new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, a classic of modern drama. Adapted and directed by Patrick Walsh, the production boasts a cast of fourteen, including many fresh faces to NWCTC audiences who take a bold approach to Chekhov's masterwork. The production will also tour to the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon as part of a unique outreach program, built off of the new, collaborative production model. (more...)
NWCTC to Present Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS This Winter NWCTC to Present Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS This Winter
by BWW News Desk on January 12, 2018 in Portland

In its first outing since the critically acclaimed production of Waiting For Godot in 2015, The Northwest Classical Theatre Collaborative returns to the Shoebox Theatre to stage an exciting new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, a classic of modern drama. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/12 - RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special on January 12, 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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME Wins Best Musical! Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2018 in Portland

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)
Feeling Dissatisfied with Life? Have Some Vodka! And Then Go See Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble's Brilliant UNCLE VANYA Feeling Dissatisfied with Life? Have Some Vodka! And Then Go See Portland Experimental Theatre Ensemble's Brilliant UNCLE VANYA
by Krista Garver on January 10, 2018 in Portland

PETE's UNCLE VANYA is funny and gut-wrenching, and it perfectly captures the anxiety of boredom, the irresistible allure of shiny things, and the hopelessness of realizing that this is it. Plus, there's live music. (more...)
Teatro Milagro Launches Their 2018 National Tour Teatro Milagro Launches Their 2018 National Tour
by BWW News Desk on January 11, 2018 in Portland

Inspired by the book Flatland by Edwin Abbott and set in the year 2073 in Tierra Plana, a new nation of squares, walls, and all sorts of boxes, Bi will break open the boxes of selective classification and raise the question: What is your 'bi-dentity'? (more...)
BWW Review: Feel the Thrill of Antarctic Exploration in Portland Story Theater's POLAR OPPOSITES BWW Review: Feel the Thrill of Antarctic Exploration in Portland Story Theater's POLAR OPPOSITES
by Krista Garver on January 10, 2018 in Portland

Lawrence Howard's latest offering, POLAR OPPOSITES: AMUNDSEN, SCOTT, AND THE RACE FOR THE POLE, tells the story of Roald Amundsen and Robert Falcon Scott's competing journeys to the South Pole. (more...)
Experience Theatre Project presents Immersive Production of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP Experience Theatre Project presents Immersive Production of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP
by BWW News Desk on January 09, 2018 in Portland

Experience Theatre Project, Beaverton's resident professional theatre company, proudly presents a fully immersive production of Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap at the Cady Building in historic downtown Beaverton, located at 12604 SW Farmington Road. The play opens February 16 and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 and Sundays at 2pm, until March 11. Tickets $30-$52 available January 15 for purchase at ETP's website at www.experiencetheatreproject.org. Due to the intimate nature of this immersive show, only 35 tickets will be available per show. Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase their tickets early as we will sell out. (more...)
Tune-Yards, Willie Watson & The Fairfield Four & The Lucas Brothers To Join Chris Thile in Portland Tune-Yards, Willie Watson & The Fairfield Four & The Lucas Brothers To Join Chris Thile in Portland
by BWW News Desk on January 08, 2018 in Portland

Chris Thile announced that Tune-Yards, Willie Watson & The Fairfield Four, the Lucas Brothers, and duet partner Madison Cunningham would be his guests for the January 13 broadcast of Live from Here, (formerly A Prairie Home Companion), from the Keller Auditorium. (more...)
PHILIP'S GLASS MENAGERIE Presented by CoHo Productions as Part of the Fertile Ground Festival PHILIP'S GLASS MENAGERIE Presented by CoHo Productions as Part of the Fertile Ground Festival
by BWW News Desk on January 05, 2018 in Portland

A gentleman caller, a collection of fragile glass animals, and Isaac Lamb as a Southern Belle in a big dress! Elements of silent film, physical comedy, and the music of Philip Glass highlight this poignant, hilarious and whimsical telling of Tennessee Williams' story of family facades, dreams of escape, and the reality of the everyday. (more...)
KODACHROME by Adam Szymkowicz Begins Previews, 2/3 KODACHROME by Adam Szymkowicz Begins Previews, 2/3
by BWW News Desk on January 04, 2018 in Portland

Love appears in unlikely places in Adam Szymkowicz's new play, Kodachrome, which makes its world premiere at The Armory directed by Associate Artistic Director Rose Riordan. The production opens February 9, with previews beginning February 3 and performances running through March 10 in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Kodachrome was developed at The Armory's JAW: A Playwrights Festival in 2015 under the title Colchester and will be the company's 26th world premiere production. (more...)
PARNASSUS ON WHEELS Opens at Lakewood Theatre Company, Today PARNASSUS ON WHEELS Opens at Lakewood Theatre Company, Today
by BWW News Desk on January 05, 2018 in Portland

On January 5, 2018, Lakewood Theatre Company brings to the stage the world premiere of C.S. Whitcomb's adaptation of Christopher Morley's debut novel Parnassus on Wheels. This is the story of a strong, smart woman trying to find her path and create a worthy destiny for herself in a man's world a world where women don't even yet have the right to vote. It is also the story of first love arriving surprisingly in middle age, and a celebration of the love of good books and how they can enrich the hardworking lives of poor, dirt farmers and small town folks. At times both comical and affectionate, Parnassus On Wheels continues to remain as relevant as it did when it was first released 100 years ago (more...)
Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour
by BWW News Desk on January 05, 2018 in Portland

Coming off the huge success of his Netflix special Live From Seattle, Comedian Jo Koy will be launching a new tour starting 2018, which will include brand new material. (more...)
Wizard World Announces 2018 Comic Con Schedule Wizard World Announces 2018 Comic Con Schedule
by BWW News Desk on January 05, 2018 in Portland

Pushing ahead with an aggressive move into new markets while retaining many of its most popular venues, Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced the first iteration of its 2018 calendar, securing a total of 17 events, including 11 holdovers from successful 2017 shows. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/4 - WAITRESS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/4 - WAITRESS, LOVE NEVER DIES, and More!
by BWW Special on January 05, 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 The Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
Milagro Presents ASTUCIAS POR HEREDAR UN SOBRINO A UN TIO Milagro Presents ASTUCIAS POR HEREDAR UN SOBRINO A UN TIO
by BWW News Desk on January 03, 2018 in Portland

Banned since 1792, this long-lost comedy of manners set in the Age of Revolution is one of the earliest pieces of theatre written and performed in the New World. According to Nicholas Kanellos in his book, A History of the Hispanic Theatre in the United States, Astucias is the first drama staged in California. (more...)
THE REUNION Opens Next Week at Imago THE REUNION Opens Next Week at Imago
by BWW News Desk on January 03, 2018 in Portland

Last June, Carol Triffle's 'The Reunion' opened to audience and critical acclaim. Come see its revival - 5 shows only! (more...)
ANTIGONE Opens 1/26 at Twilight Theatre Company ANTIGONE Opens 1/26 at Twilight Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on January 03, 2018 in Portland

Twilight Theater Company, the community theater that brings you 'Entertainment with Edge' announces its upcoming production of Antigone by Sophocles, adapted by Lewis Galantiere, based on the play by Jean Anouilh, opening January 26th. (more...)