(10/10/2018) - PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Dominique Morisseau's 'Skeleton Crew,' the searing dramatic final installment in her Detroit Trilogy. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, the production runs from October 10 to 28, 2018.Photo Flash: Parkway Playhouse Prepares for GODSPELL by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(7/26/2018) - Godspell, is a musical that will begin showing at Parkway Playhouse on July 28 and run until August 11. Directed by Dwight Chiles, Parkway Playhouse's production features Allen Law, Briar Boggs, Maximillian Koger, Hunter Taylor, Zacary Landolt, Martine Rose, Candice Dickinson, Christine Caldemeyer, Sam Lebrocq, and Heather Bronson. Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm through August 11th.Photo Flash: First Look at BIG FISH at Kennedy Theatre by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(7/9/2018) - When Kayla Pecchioni first saw Tony Award-winning THE BOOK OF MORMON about six years ago, she didn't quite get it.
'It's so funny when I saw the show I actually could not grasp the message,' she says. 'I was so overwhelmed by how in your face it was, I was like, 'what is this show, what is going on,' I just had no clue what it was about.'
So, when she got the call to come audition for the role of Nabalungi, the principal female lead, she had some trepidation about it.
'I was like I don't know if I can say the things that they say, do the things they do,' she says. 'And I talked to a couple of my friends who were in the show on Broadway and they were just like 'no, this is really, to quote the show, going to change your life.' And it has every day since.'BWW Interview: Mo Gaffney Talks Feminists, Funny Women, and the Relevancy of PARALLEL LIVES 35 Years Later by Lauren Van Hemert - Raleigh
(6/11/2018) - In the opening scene of PARALLEL LIVES, two Supreme Beings plan the beginning of the world with the relish of two slightly sadistic suburban wives decorating a living room. From this moment, the audience is whisked through a series of skits that catapult them into the outrageous universe of comediennes Kathy Najimy and Maureen (Mo) Gaffney. Najimy and Gaffney first performed PARALLEL LIVES in 1983 at The Old Town Theatre in San Diego. Six years later, they opened the show off-Broadway at The Westside Theatre in New York and in 1991, PARALLEL LIVES became an HBO special. Later this month, Emily Levinstone and Keith Liles step into Kathy and Mo's shoes for the opening of PARALLEL LIVES at Burning Coal Theatre as part of the North Carolina Women's Theatre Festival. Judy Long, who is making her Raleigh directorial debut, says the show covers themes that are relevant today as they were 35 years ago, including women's rights, LGBTQ rights, and acceptance. Gaffney and Long opened up about the relevancy of PARALLEL LIVES 35 years later.Photo Flash: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN At North Carolina Theatre by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(5/4/2018) - North Carolina Theatre is proud to announce the addition of a new show to the 2017-18 season on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season will feature A NIGHT WITH Janis Joplin during an extended run in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, May 4-20, 2018.Photo Flash: First Look at Playmakers Rep's A TRAIN by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(4/26/2018) - PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly closes its 2017/18 season with Anne Torsiglieri's "'A' Train," also the final production of its PRC2second-stage series. Part irreverent musical, part oral history project, entirely a magical journey into the heartbeat of a different way of being. Torsiglieri plays multiple roles in this adventurous exploration of what it is to be human.Photo Flash: PlayMakers Rep Tackles Moliere's TARTUFFE by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(2/1/2018) - PlayMakers Repertory Company presents "The Christians" by 2017 Tony-nominated playwright, Lucas Hnath. The production, which is directed by Triad Stage founder Preston Lane, runs from February 1 to March 10, 2018 in rotating repertory with the Moliere classic "Tartuffe" (adapted by David Ball).Photo Coverage: Fall in Love with LOVE LETTERS at NC Theatre by Leah Windahl - Raleigh
(1/18/2018) - NC Theatre presents A.R. Gurney's 1988 play LOVE LETTERS, running January 12th-21st. LOVE LETTERS follows two childhood friends, Melissa and Andy, who stay in contact over fifty years of their lives by writing letters, effectively becoming pen-pals. As Melissa and Andy share the highs and lows of their lives with one another, LOVE LETTERS becomes a story of companionship, friendship, and love.Photo Flash: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to PlayMakers Repertory Company by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(12/11/2017) - Ray Dooley has been a member of the PlayMakers acting company for nearly thirty years. And it's been over twenty years since he donned a Victorian top hat for that great Christmas classic, Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. In this adaption by William Leach, Dooley becomes a master storyteller, embodying Ebenezer Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Tiny Tim and a lifetime of Christmas memories in the soul-stirring and heartwarming tale of reclamation, charity, and love.Photo Flash: First Look at DOT at PlayMakers Rep by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(11/22/2017) - It's Thanksgiving week, and PlayMakers is kicking off the holidays with Dot by Colman Domingo. This holiday season, the Shealys dare you not to laugh as they reconnect around their aging mother in the heart of a West Philly neighborhood, where they find that losing your memory and losing your mind are two completely different things.Photo Flash: First Look at PINKALICIOUS at Flat Rock Playhouse by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(11/13/2017) - Pinkalicious is playing now through November 19th and Flat Rock Playhouse. Pinkalicious can't stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor's office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. Based on The New York Times best selling picture book.Photo Flash: First Look at Flat Rock Playhouse's DIAL M FOR MURDER by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(10/13/2017) - One day in class, Grace Campbell discovered that there has never been a female president. Frustrated by the lack of female faces in the White House, Grace decides she wants to be president and inspires a school election. Raleigh Little Theatre's production of 'Grace for President' opens at the North Carolina Museum of History, in Daniels Auditorium, tonight, October 13, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!Photo Flash: First Look at Burning Coal Theatre Company's DARKSIDE by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(10/11/2017) - Burning Coal Theatre Company presents the East Coast premiere of Darkside, a comedy by Tom Stoppard with music by Pink Floyd, directed by P l na J nsd ttir. The play will run October 12 - 14, 19 - 21, 26 - 28, 2017 at 7:30 pm and October 15, 22, and 29 at 2 pm at Burning Coal's Murphey School Auditorium, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!Photo Flash: PlayMakers Repertory Company presents SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(10/9/2017) - Get a sneak peek at the look of PlayMakers Repertory Company's Sense and Sensibility by Kate Hamill. Some of PlayMakers' younger acting company members will headline the production, with Geoffrey Culbertson ( Twelfth Night, The Crucible) as dastardly John Willoughby, Rishan Dhamija ( My Fair Lady, The May Queen ) as stalwart Edward Ferrars,Shanelle Nicole Leonard ( My Fair Lady, Intimate Apparel ) as the sensible Elinor Dashwood, and PlayMakers newcomerEmily Bosco as her flighty sister Marianne. The production is directed by Taibi Magar, in her PlayMakers directorial debut.Photo Flash: First Look at SOUTH PACIFIC at Triad Stage by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(10/6/2017) - Triad Stage, in partnership with UNC Greensboro, brings to life one of Broadway's most iconic musicals. The world is at war, and on an island in the South Pacific the U.S. has created a military stopover for young men on their way to the front lines of battle. But love is also in the air. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Fear Regional Theatre's DREAMGIRLS by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(10/3/2017) - Cape Fear Regional Theatre (CFRT) under the new leadership of Artistic Director Mary Catherine Burke proves the theatre's unique blend of professional artists, regional artists and local artists still works, after 56 Seasons, in the current production of DREAMGIRLS. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!Photo Flash: First Look at Bekah Brunstetter's THE CAKE at PlayMakers by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(9/13/2017) - PlayMakers Repertory Company presents the regional premiere of 'The Cake' by Carolina alum Bekah Brunstetter (NBC's This is Us writer/producer), on stage from Sept.13 to Oct. 1 at the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road. The production is directed by Carolina alumnus Jeffrey Meanza, who returns to PlayMakers to make his main stage directorial debut.Photo Flash: First Look at Julia Gibson in PlayMakers' THE CAKE by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(8/23/2017) - PlayMakers Repertory Company kicks off its 2017/18 season with the world premiere of 'Count,' in the first production of its PRC2 second-stage series. This docu-drama written by Lynden Harris is co-produced with the North Carolina based collective, Hidden Voices. The production is directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams, member of the PlayMakers resident acting company, in her PlayMakers directorial debut. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(4/28/2017) - PlayMakers Repertory Company opened the final production of its 2016-17 season last night with "Mr. Joy," a work by award-winning playwright Daniel Beaty. As the final production of the second stage season at PRC2, Mr. Joy was directed by PlayMakers' Producing Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and stars Tangela Large, who returns to PlayMakers after a successful turn in "Detroit '67" in Fall 2016.Photo Flash: First Look at Raleigh Little Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(4/21/2017) - Roald Dahl's 'James and the Giant Peach' is the final production in Raleigh Little Theatre's Family Series for 2017/18. This version of the classic children's book is adapted for the stage by Richard R. George and is directed by Kathleen Rudolph, RLT's Associate Director of Education.Photo Flash: MY FAIR LADY Opens Tonight at PlayMakers by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(3/24/2017) - The whimsical, world-famous candy man himself is back, this time in the mountains of Western North Carolina, as he takes the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in their Studio 52 Family Series production of Roald Dahl's WillyWonka. Opening March 24th through April 2nd at the Flat Rock Playhouse Main Stage, this timeless family favorite will sport a 'delicious stage full of amazing characters, singing, dancing and acting for the inner child in all of us, with perhaps a few parenting lessons along the way,' says Director Dave Hart.