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BWW Review: BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Does Not Quite Glow at 2nd Story Theatre BWW Review: BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE Does Not Quite Glow at 2nd Story Theatre
by Larry O'Brien on August 19, 2017 in Rhode Island

BELL, BOOK AND CANDLE must be missing the eye of a newt. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRODUCERS at Theatre By The Sea Photo Flash: First Look at THE PRODUCERS at Theatre By The Sea
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Rhode Island

THE PRODUCERS is playing at Theatre By The Sea, in Wakefield, RI, through September 10, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Epic Theatre Starts Season Six Under HOUSE ARREST Epic Theatre Starts Season Six Under HOUSE ARREST
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company is launching its new season with Anna Deavere Smith's politically evocative House Arrest:  A Search for American Character In and Around the White House, Past and Present.  The one-woman show has been transformed into a riveting ensemble piece featuring some of Rhode Island's finest actors. (more...)
Burbage Announces New Space and Residency in Pawtucket Burbage Announces New Space and Residency in Pawtucket
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Burbage Theatre Co's Board of Directors and Executive Staff proudly announce a new home and residency at 249 Roosevelt Avenue in Pawtucket RI and a new partnership with the Rhode Island-based living arts company, TEN31 Productions. (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 Rhode Island

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...)
Trinity Rep to Host Fun-Filled Season Kick-Off Party Trinity Rep to Host Fun-Filled Season Kick-Off Party
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Rhode Island

Trinity Rep invites the public to celebrate the upcoming theater season at its third annual Season Kick-Off Party, Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 12:00 - 7:00 pm. (more...)
Nick Cartell to Star in LES MISERABLES Tour Launch at PPAC; Cast Announced! Nick Cartell to Star in LES MISERABLES Tour Launch at PPAC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Rhode Island

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES, has been announced.  (more...)
CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE to Launch 10th Anniversary National Tour at PPAC CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE to Launch 10th Anniversary National Tour at PPAC
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Rhode Island

The National Tour of CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE launches in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) with its 10th Anniversary National Tour for 3 unforgettable performances, November 18 - 19, 2017. This critically-acclaimed holiday stage extravaganza is a Broadway Musical, new cirque adventure, and family show wrapped in one! (more...)
Barney Frank to Perform with Philly's COFE Ensemble Barney Frank to Perform with Philly's COFE Ensemble
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Rhode Island

Running October 6-8, 2017, Chamber Orchestra FIRST EDITIONS (COFE) will launch its third season with a program exploring the synthesis of classical music and jazz - called "third stream music" - including a performance of Gunther Schuller's 1962 classic "Journey into Jazz," narrated by liberal icon Barney Frank, and the premiere of a composition for jazz quintet and string orchestra by drummer Gabriel Globus-Hoenich. (more...)
The Contemporary Theater Company presents AN ILIAD The Contemporary Theater Company presents AN ILIAD
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Iliad and The Odyssey, attributed to Homer, are among the oldest stories we have. Their tales are timeless - how war tears us apart, and the difficulty of putting life together after. An Iliad, Homer's work brought to life by a modern storyteller in a one-man show, brings the Greeks and Romans to the stage of the Contemporary Theater Company this fall. (more...)
The Mixed Magic Theatre Exult Choir Announces COLORWAYS Concert The Mixed Magic Theatre Exult Choir Announces COLORWAYS Concert
by BWW News Desk on August 12, 2017 in Rhode Island

The dynamic Mixed Magic Theatre Exult Choir, under the direction of Kim Pitts-Wiley and Delbert Collins, presents COLORWAYS, It's 10th Annual Greatness of Gospel Concert. (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 Rhode Island

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...)
BroadwayWorld Seeks Contributors Near Cape Playhouse & Berkshire Theater BroadwayWorld Seeks Contributors Near Cape Playhouse & Berkshire Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Rhode Island

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (more...)
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens The Gamm's 33rd Season THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens The Gamm's 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) opens it 2017-18 season with Oscar Wilde's masterpiece The Importance of Being Earnest, a Trivial Comedy for Serious People. (more...)
BRAIN CANDY LIVE! at Miller Auditorium On Sale Friday BRAIN CANDY LIVE! at Miller Auditorium On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Rhode Island

Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium is happy to report the new live show BRAIN CANDY LIVE!, starring Adam Savage, editor-in-chief of Tested.com and former co-host of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters," and Michael Stevens, creator of award-winning YouTube Channel "Vsauce" has added 24 cities to their 2017 tour starting in Providence, RI on Nov. 14.  (more...)
Head Trick Theatre Presents THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE Head Trick Theatre Presents THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Rhode Island

A theatre company begins their newest play, about a merchant's apprentice who falls in love with the merchant's beautiful daughter - when suddenly a couple in the audience interrupt to complain about plays making fun of honest London middle-class citizens, and demand a good old-fashioned adventure story, with knights, princesses, and giants. (more...)
Brecht's GALILEO Opens Burbage's 7th Season Brecht's GALILEO Opens Burbage's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Burbage Theatre Co announces the first play of their 2017-2018 season: Bertolt Brecht's GALILEO, directed by Vince Petronio, which opens previews on August 24, and closes on September 16. (more...)
Wilbury Group Announces New Performance Space in Olneyville Wilbury Group Announces New Performance Space in Olneyville
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Wilbury Theatre Group's Board of Directors is proud to announce The Wilbury Group's new home and performance space at 40 Sonoma Court in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence. (more...)
Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only Billy Porter Returns to The Crown & Anchor in Provincetown Two Nights Only
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Rhode Island

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Tony Award winner Billy Porter back to Provincetown for two performances only, Saturday, August 19 at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 20 at 8:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Mr. Porter will be performing his acclaimed cabaret show, Broadway & Soul. (more...)
Trinity Rep 2017-18 Season Tickets On Sale Tomorrow Trinity Rep 2017-18 Season Tickets On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Rhode Island

Trinity Rep announces tickets to its 2017-18 season will go on sale tomorrow, August 8, 2017. Tickets start at $25 and will be available for purchase by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington Street, Providence. (more...)
Photo Flash: CCRI Summer Repertory Theatre Presents HAMLET Photo Flash: CCRI Summer Repertory Theatre Presents HAMLET
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Rhode Island

The Community College of Rhode Island Players will present the second production their first annual summer repertory series, "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," in Room 0540, the Band Room, at the Knight Campus in Warwick. "Hamlet," directed by CCRI Prof. Theodore R. Clement, will run at 7:30 PM Thursday to Saturday, Aug. 10 to 12, and at 2 PM on Sunday, Aug. 13. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 8/06/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW on August 06, 2017 in Rhode Island

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Rhode Island (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 Rhode Island

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...)
An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Announced An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Announced
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2017 in Rhode Island

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt, two of the world's most captivating and compelling musicians, will bring an acoustic evening of blended rock and country to The VETS in Providence Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($69.50 - $39.50) are on sale Monday, August 7 at 10am online at TheVetsRI.com, by calling (401) 421.ARTS (2787), or in person at The VETS/PPAC box office located at 220 Weybosset St in Providence. Summer box office hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm. The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts in Providence. The VETS on-site box office is only open on show days. For a complete listing of The VETS events visit TheVetsRI.com. (more...)
The A Capella Beatboxing Sensation GOBSMACKED! Comes to The VETS The A Capella Beatboxing Sensation GOBSMACKED! Comes to The VETS
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2017 in Rhode Island

Direct from sell out seasons in London, Hong Kong and Edinburgh comes the mind-blowing vocal show GOBSMACKED!. The latest a capella and beatboxing musical sensation from the UK will play The VETS in Providence Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:00pm. Tickets ($52-$32) are on sale Monday, August 7 at 10am online at TheVetsRI.com, by calling (401) 421.ARTS (2787), or in person at The VETS/PPAC box office located at 220 Weybosset St in Providence. Summer box office hours are Mon-Thurs 10am-3pm. The VETS is located at One Avenue of the Arts in Providence. The VETS on-site box office is only open on show days. For a complete listing of The VETS events visit TheVetsRI.com. (more...)