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Photo Flash: Trinity Rep Presents Shakespearean Tragedy OTHELLO Photo Flash: Trinity Rep Presents Shakespearean Tragedy OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2018 in Rhode Island

Trinity Repertory Company presents Othello directed by Whitney White.  Performances run February 15 - March 18, 2018. Tickets are on sale 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...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 2018 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 HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
Jeff Church to Direct William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT at 
The Burbage Theatre Jeff Church to Direct William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT at The Burbage Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Rhode Island

???????"Our Twelfth Night, will be unlike any Shakespeare you've yet seen," says Artistic Director Jeff Church, "This will be a fast-paced, irreverent romp rife with right turns. We're eager to bring the greatest of Shakespeare's comedies to life, we've got the team to do it, and enough surprises for both characters and audience alike to bring this timelessly hilarious story to full and vibrant life. Don't fear the Shakespeare, this is a production for everyone and anyone who loves a laugh." Visit us Online Buy TICKETS Now (more...)
Gamm Stages The New England Premiere Of A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT Gamm Stages The New England Premiere Of A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in Rhode Island

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) announces the New England premiere of A Human Being Died That Night. The play by Nicholas Wright is based on the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela, a black female psychologist who served on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in post-apartheid South Africa. Judith Swift (The Nether, Grounded) directs this searing true story about the levels of forgiveness required for a society to move on from deplorable acts of violence. This one-act play in which Gobodo-Madikizela, played by Gamm newcomer Kortney Adams, interviews notorious apartheid assassin Eugene de Kock, played by Gamm Resident Actor Jim O'Brien, promises to grip, challenge, and surprise audiences (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 11
by Audition Roundup on February 11, 2018 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 11, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review: DIRECTOR'S CHOICE at Festival Ballet Providence BWW Review: DIRECTOR'S CHOICE at Festival Ballet Providence
by Barb Burke on February 10, 2018 in Rhode Island

A new adaptation of Igor Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale made its world debut at the VETS, Providence last night in a Festival Ballet Providence's production where it was, as per the ballet's direction, "read, played and danced. (more...)
Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company presents MILK LIKE SUGAR Photo Flash: Epic Theatre Company presents MILK LIKE SUGAR
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2018 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company is sweetening up the month of February with the Rhode Island Premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's lyrical drama Milk Like Sugar. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on February 09, 2018 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 DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! (more...)
Trinity Rep to Receive NEA Grant for RAGTIME Trinity Rep to Receive NEA Grant for RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in Rhode Island

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $15,000 to Trinity Rep for its production of Ragtime, based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow with music and lyrics by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. The Art Works category is the NEA's largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with diverse and excellent art, lifelong learning in the arts, and/or the strengthening of communities through the arts. (more...)
FATE COMES KNOCKING Comes to Mixed Magic Theatre FATE COMES KNOCKING Comes to Mixed Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 06, 2018 in Rhode Island

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Epic Theatre Company Announces Summer Of Serendipity Epic Theatre Company Announces Summer Of Serendipity
by BWW News Desk on February 06, 2018 in Rhode Island

Epic Theatre Company is excited to announce its upcoming summer season featuring the Rhode Island Premiere of "Constellations" by Nick Payne and "Homos, or Everyone in America" by Jordan Seavey.  The plays will make up Epic's "Summer of Serendipity," which will explore the ways love and connection are imperiled or encouraged by the unseen forces all around us. (more...)
Wilbury Group Presents THE FLICK At Cable Car Cinema Wilbury Group Presents THE FLICK At Cable Car Cinema
by BWW News Desk on February 06, 2018 in Rhode Island

The Wilbury Theatre Group presents Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Flick Presented in a site-specific production at the Cable Car Cinema, March 8-25, 2018 PROVIDENCE, RI (February 6, 2018) - The Wilbury Theatre Group proudly announces the Rhode Island premiere of Annie Baker's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, The Flick, directed by Wendy Overly and presented in a site-specific production at the Cable Car Cinema March 8-25. (more...)
Trinity Rep Announces Seventh Annual Write Here! Write Now! Play Competition Trinity Rep Announces Seventh Annual Write Here! Write Now! Play Competition
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 2018 in Rhode Island

Trinity Rep's seventh annual playwriting competition for New England High School students, Write Here! Write Now!, is now accepting entries. Students are asked to compose an original ten-minute play and submit it via the online application form at www.trinityrep.com/whwn. The submission deadline is March 5, 2018. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 4 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 4
by Audition Roundup on February 04, 2018 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 4, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Brown/Trinity Rep Announce March Thesis Show AN ACORN Brown/Trinity Rep Announce March Thesis Show AN ACORN
by BWW News Desk on February 02, 2018 in Rhode Island

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Program proudly presents its March thesis show, directed by Mauricio Salgado (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA '18). The play, An Acorn, by Caridad Svich, deals with humanity's response to a crisis and how memory, grief, and finding each other can save us all. The play begins performances March 1, 2018 at 7:30 pm, and will close on March 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm at the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire St., Downtown Providence. (more...)
BWW Review: Trinity Rep's World Premiere INTO THE BREECHES is an Absolute Delight BWW Review: Trinity Rep's World Premiere INTO THE BREECHES is an Absolute Delight
by Andria Tieman on February 02, 2018 in Rhode Island

Playwright George Brant seems to have a strange hold on the state of Rhode Island.  INTO THE BREECHES is the third play of his to be produced locally in four years, and this one was commissioned by Trinity Rep, and takes place in Providence.  While it's always fun to hear places you know like Woonsocket and Federal Hill name checked, this play is also so lovingly and obviously written for Trinity's company of actors, that it almost feels familiar.  The play itself is thought-provoking and heartwarming, and would likely be good on any stage, but these performances click so perfectly that the whole experience is like a breath of fresh air that will leave one smiling like a dope at the end. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More!
by BWW Special on February 02, 2018 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 LES MIS, WAITRESS, PRSCILLA, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: Rhythm is Gonna Get You ON YOUR FEET! at PPAC BWW Review: Rhythm is Gonna Get You ON YOUR FEET! at PPAC
by Veronica Bruscini on February 01, 2018 in Rhode Island

If you notice more smiling faces "downcity" this week, chances are you've spotted audience members fresh from a showing of ON YOUR FEET! at the Providence Performing Arts Center. This fun, thoroughly enjoyable production stylishly recounts the behind-the-music story of Gloria and Emilio Estefan as told through the legendary songbook they created with the Miami Sound Machine. (more...)
THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Extended Thru February 11 at the Wilbury Group THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH Extended Thru February 11 at the Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk on January 29, 2018 in Rhode Island

Due to popular demand, The Wilbury Theatre Group announces additional performances of THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH, now running through Saturday, February 11. Running to popular acclaim and full houses since previews, THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH broke from established theatrical conventions when it premiered and walked off with the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)
Trinity Rep Raises Record Amount for RI Community Food Bank Trinity Rep Raises Record Amount for RI Community Food Bank
by BWW News Desk on January 29, 2018 in Rhode Island

Trinity Rep is pleased to announce that its 2017 collection of donations for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank surpassed its previous record, raising a total of $65,395.21. Since 2006, Trinity Rep has collected donations from audience members during its annual production of A Christmas Carol. This tradition is part of the theater's commitment to its community and a reminder to audiences to bring the spirit of Dickens' story into their lives and the rest of Rhode Island. This year's collection brings the total raised over the past twelve years to over $450,000. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 28 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 28
by Audition Roundup on January 28, 2018 in Rhode Island

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 28, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Plays The Providence Performing Arts Center AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Plays The Providence Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk on January 26, 2018 in Rhode Island

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) March 13 - 18, 2018. In Providence, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)
PPAC President J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton To Receive John Hazen White, Sr. Leadership In The Arts Award PPAC President J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton To Receive John Hazen White, Sr. Leadership In The Arts Award
by BWW News Desk on January 25, 2018 in Rhode Island

J.L. "Lynn" Singleton, President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), will be honored by the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra at their Gala Celebration Dinner on Sunday, June 3 at the Renaissance Providence Hotel, adjacent to The VETS. Singleton will receive the prestigious John Hazen White, Sr. Leadership in the Arts Award.  The RI Philharmonic Orchestra's Gala, "Bernstein on Broadway: Glitter and Be Gala," will also feature a 3P concert at The VETS on Sunday, June 3 with the Orchestra, guest conductor Teddy Abrams, and guest artist Morgan James. (more...)
Photo Flash: Trinity Rep Announces INTO THE BREECHES! Photo Flash: Trinity Rep Announces INTO THE BREECHES!
by BWW News Desk on January 25, 2018 in Rhode Island

Trinity Repertory Company will open the heartwarming new comedy Into the Breeches! this month. Set in 1942 Providence, the play follows the women of the fictional Oberon Playhouse, who endeavor to continue with their Shakespearean production even though the company's men (including their director) are fighting overseas in World War II. The women's dedication to each other and the theater is a delightful celebration of art and community. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/26 - HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/26 - HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW Special on January 26, 2018 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 HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More! (more...)