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    Spinning Tree Theatre produces Kansas City Premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA
    Sep 21, 2017
    Spinning Tree Theatre proudly produces the Kansas City premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA October 27 November 12. Four-time Tony Award winner Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Newsies, La Cage aux Folles, Torch Song Trilogy) based his 2014 play on actual events.
    FENCES Hits the Copaken Stage This Fall
    Sep 20, 2017
    Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2017/18 season with August Wilson's beloved play, FENCES, the winner of the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play that same year.
    VIDEO: Behind the Scenes with FOLLIES - What Is Sondheim's Classic Musical About?
    Sep 18, 2017
    Including such classic songs as Broadway Baby, I'm Still Here and Losing My Mind, Stephen Sondheim's legendary musical FOLLIES is being staged for the first time at the National Theatre. Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton play the magnificent Follies in this dazzling new production. Featuring a cast of 37 and an orchestra of 21, the production is directed by Dominic Cooke (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom). In the video below, get a look behind the scenes with the company talking about what this classic musical is about!
    Company of Angels Debuts THIS LAND by Evangeline Ordaz
    Sep 13, 2017
    A deep, painful, joyful story about one extended California family with roots in different parts of the world, who make their home on the same plot of Southern California land over 150 years. Los Angeles native and Mexican-American playwright, Evangeline Ordaz, crafts a rich and complex web of diverse characters from Los Angeles' Latino, African-American, Anglo, and Native American communities who co-exist as if time were a wheel that constantly doubles back on itself. Through triumph and despair these families discover how deeply they are rooted in the dreams of their ancestors and the land on which they stand. Directed by Company of Angels artistic director, Armando Molina, This Land debuts on October 20, at Company of Angels, Los Angeles' oldest professional theater.
    Herb Newsome Returns to United Solo with BREAK IT DOWN
    Sep 12, 2017
    Break It Down, written and performed by Herb Newsome is a multimedia show that tells the story of the early days of Hip Hop through a live performance of the four elements: DJing, Emceeing, B-Boying and Graffiti Art. Explore the history behind the music set in the Bronx, NY, during a time where urban decay and gang culture inspired a people to create their own form of expression. Playing 10 Characters using music, dance, video, graffiti, and rhyming, the audience will be taken on a journey through the world of Hip Hop.
    Sharon D Clarke to Host UK Theatre Awards 2017
    Sep 11, 2017
    UK Theatre has today announced that Olivier Award-winning actress Sharon D Clarke will host the UK Theatre Awards 2017.
    Alec Baldwin to Tell Untold Stories from New Memoir NEVERTHELESS at EST
    Sep 8, 2017
    Ensemble Studio Theatre (EST) has announced a special one-night-only benefit event featuring two-time Emmy Award-winner Alec Baldwin on Monday, September 25, 2017 at 8pm at EST's Curt Dempster Theatre (545 W. 52nd Street).
    Review Roundup: FOLLIES, Starring Imelda Staunton, Updated!
    Sep 8, 2017
    Follies just opened at the National Theatre, let's see what the critics had to say!
    FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends At The Marble Arch Theatre Due To Popular Demand
    Sep 7, 2017
    Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 17th February 2018, due to overwhelming popular demand. 
    BWW Review: August's Wilson's, 'Jitney' At Duke Energy Theater
    Sep 5, 2017
    August Wilson's Tony award-winning stage play, Jitney, takes center stage at The Blumenthal's Duke Energy Theatre, produced by Brand New Sheriff Productions.
    DRY POWDER and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Headed to Hampstead Theatre in 2018
    Sep 5, 2017
    Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018.
    Photo Flash: First Look At FOLLIES At The National Theatre!
    Sep 4, 2017
    1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weissman Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. See production pictures!
    BWW Review: Mosaic Brings THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
    Aug 29, 2017
    The Mosaic Theater Company ignites its third season with a sure hit, a proven crowd-pleaser about the Empress of Blues.
    Marion McClinton Steps in for Lou Bellamy at Capri Theater's FENCES Talk
    Aug 29, 2017
    Due to a conflict, Lou Bellamy will no longer be able to lead a discussion of Fences at the Capri Theater on Thursday, September 7. Denzel Washington's Oscar-winning adaptation of August Wilson's Fences will now be followed by a discussion led by actor and director Marion McClinton.
    Talawa Theatre Company Presents BITE YOUR TONGUE
    Aug 15, 2017
    Talawa Theatre Company has announced details for Bite Your Tongue: a new devised theatre production from London's emerging Black talent. Coming to Hackney Showroom from 31 August - 2 September, Bite Your Tongue is a response from the city's young theatre makers to issues with language and communication in a multi-cultural city.
    Stephen Sondheim to Visit National Theatre Ahead of FOLLIES Production Next Week
    Aug 15, 2017
    Ahead of the NT's dazzling new production of Follies, multi-award-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim talks to Jeremy Sams about his legendary musical on Tuesday 22 August, 6pm at Dorfman Theatre.
    Nikki Amuka-Bird, Ellie Bamber, and More Join Donmar Warehouse's THE LADY FROM THE SEA, Full Casting Announced!
    Aug 15, 2017
    The Donmar Warehouse today announced full casting for Elinor Cook's new version of Ibsen's masterpiece The Lady from the Sea. As previously announced Nikki Amuka-Bird will play Ellida, and she is joined by Ellie Bamber, Jake Fairbrother, Jim Findley, Jonny Holden, Finbar Lynch, Tom McKay and Helena Wilson.
    Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
    Aug 14, 2017
    Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
    Photo Flash: In Rehearsals for FOLLIES at National Theatre
    Aug 1, 2017
    1971, New York. There's a party on the stage of the Weissman Theatre. Tomorrow the iconic building will be demolished. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves.
    Single Tickets on Sale Tomorrow at Huntington Theatre Company
    Jul 31, 2017
    Single tickets to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season will go on sale to the general public at midnight on Tuesday, August 1.

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