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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will hold its annual gala event 'One Mysterious Evening' (formerly known as 'One Enchanted Evening') on Saturday, September 28th, 2013 at the Kimberly-Clark Campus, 1400 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA. Attendees at this popular affair will honor Paul and Bowe Lang as the tenth annual recipients of the Georgia Ensemble Theatre Legacy Award.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013
Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, will hold its annual gala event 'One Mysterious Evening' (formerly known as 'One Enchanted Evening') tonight, September 28th, 2013 at the Kimberly-Clark Campus, 1400 Holcomb Bridge Road, Roswell, GA. Attendees at this popular affair will honor Paul and Bowe Lang as the tenth annual recipients of the Georgia Ensemble Theatre Legacy Award.
by Review Roundups - Sep 10, 2012
Did the show charm the critics? Let's find out...
by Don Grigware - Oct 2, 2011
Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy were the iconic comedy duo who made it possible for comedians like Jerry Lewis, Dick Van Dyke, Jim Carry and Adam Sandler to find their niche. Their intense chemistry, comaraderie and timing were impeccable. No one could do a five-minute sketch about putting up a ladder or pasting a billboard with the exact physical skill, dexterity or panache quite like Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. In Tom McGrath's play Laurel and Hardy, we see the funny and not so funny side of both men who brought wealth and fame to the Hal Roach Studio. At the Falcon Theatre until October 2, Laurel and Hardy are truly knocking 'em dead.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2012
It's a night of great chemistry as Austin City Limits (ACL) presents new American acoustic music in a double-bill with The Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The brand new episode airs tonight, November 3rd on PBS (check local listings for times).
by Jay Irwin - Nov 23, 2013
When casting my reviewers eye to the world premiere musical version of Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach", currently playing at Seattle Children's Theatre, I am forced to look upon the show from two perspectives. From the kid perspective, as this is children's theatre, will this be entertaining and accessible enough for kids? And from the adult musical theater lover perspective, as this is a brand new musical from some up and comers in the musical theater scene Justin Paul, Benj Pasek and Timothy Allen McDonald, is this something that can make a musical theater lover squeal with delight at the thought of it getting a wider audience (like maybe Broadway)? And while from the kid perspective this was a lovely and thoroughly fun time for any age, the musical theater snob in me felt the show just needs a little more work to be truly great. But it's certainly on its way.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2012
It's a night of great chemistry as Austin City Limits (ACL) presents new American acoustic music in a double-bill with The Civil Wars and Punch Brothers. The brand new episode airs Saturday, November 3rd on PBS (check local listings for times).
by Marakay Rogers - May 7, 2014
Director Edward Fernandez and company do full justice to the complex and powerful Sondheim musical about the complex and powerful Georges Seurat painting
by Jay Irwin - May 18, 2013
Theatrically speaking, there are few things in this town that are a sure lock of enjoyment. Anything from New Century? Sure. Putting Bobbi Kotula on stage? Hell yes. And any of the 'Twilight Zone: Live!' productions from Theater Schmeater? Damn Skippy! The tall, dark and brooding master of the bizarre, Rod Serling is back to take us into another dimension. A dimension of sight, a dimension of sound and a dimension of a kick ass night of eerie 60's fun that definitely qualifies as one of those sure locks I spoke of.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015
Winner of the 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) for Outstanding Genre Performance (THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King), IRTE (the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble) kicks off their fourth season with Wow Wee! Adventures of a Little Girl Robot.
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2014
Game show host Geoff Edwards, best known for emceeing such programs as Jackpot! and Treasure Hunt during the 1970s and '80s, died on Wednesday at the age of 83.
by Joseph F. Panarello - Mar 30, 2012
A careful look through the New Testament indicates that Jesus Christ liked to eat. In addition to the notable Last Supper, he dined at the home of Martha and Mary; grilled fish at the seashore; multiplied loaves and fishes; was a guest at a friend's wedding at Cana; and ate with friends on the road to Emmaus. After healing Peter's mother-in-law, she got up and prepared a meal for Him and His coterie. It's a small wonder then that Hunter Parris, who plays Jesus in the Broadway revival of GODSPELL, chooses to be interviewed over lunch at one of his favorite Chelsea eateries.
by Robert Lawlor - Mar 21, 2013
Guilty Pleasures - everyone has them, even if some of us aren't all that ashamed of our love of those things people tend to deny they like. Me? I love Grease 2 and I'm not in the least bit ashamed, because well - it's the best ever. Tonight, Glee celebrates all things guilty pleasure - all those songs on your iPod you claim you "don't know where they came from" or that song you change on the radio dial unless you're alone, then you jam away like you're in it to win it. Gather ye, guilty pleasure lovers and haters - it's time to face the music. Wham! Blaine continues to crush on Sam, but when he confronts Sam about how he spotted him stealing pasta, Sam reveals he has a guilty pleasure for pasta art - making pasta art of Emma Stone, Leanne Rimes, and even Kurt. When Sam asks Blaine what his guilty pleasure is, Blaine fumbles and says 'Wham', when in fact he means Sam, but this prompts the duo known as Blam to propose a guilty pleasure week for glee club since Mr. Schue is 'out sick'. Kicking off the guilty pleasure goodness is Sam and Blaine with 'Wake Me Up (Before You Go-Go)" - all Technicolor 80's glory! BLAM! Brittany calls Kitty on her bitchy ways, and gets her on Fondue for Two and they dish guilty pleasures (including all of the Bring It On films), but Kitty's guiltiest pleasure is kept between the two and the fondue. Kurt's acting class calls for embarrassing moments, but Kurt won't admit to owning and using a boyfriend pillow as his greatest embarrassing secret, but one would think sweating to the oldies with Richard Simmons would be the worst, but we'll just try and forget that one.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015
Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013
The ReRun Project: where we treat classic rerun scripts with the respect they deserve. Honoring the good ones, screwing with the bad ones, and having a great time with the best TV of the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2013
The ReRun Project: where we treat classic rerun scripts with the respect they deserve. Honoring the good ones, screwing with the bad ones, and having a great time with the best TV of the 70s, 80s, and 90s.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2012
The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Janet Billig Rich & Rebecca Roffman present a staged reading of the new musical IT'S ON!, the T.V. show theme song musical. Readings will take place on Tuesday July 10th and Wednesday July 11th at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center located at 480 West 42nd Street. The official opening is Tuesday, July 10th at 8:00 PM.
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2013
The Los Angeles Times reports that Elliott Reid, best known for his roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and The Absent-Minded Professor, passed away on Friday, June 21 at age 93.
by Don Grigware - Jun 13, 2014
In the history of the Roman Catholic Church, one papal election curiously stood apart. After Pope Paul's death in 1978, a compromise pope was elected, Albino Luciani, who named himself Pope John Paul I. His reign lasted a mere 33 days when, in apparent good health, he died suddenly, creating the suspicion of murder. The Last Confession by Roger Crane explores this time period in Roman Catholic history with a keen eye for details and propelling fine dramatic exchanges. Headed by resourceful actor David Suchet as Cardinal Giovanni Benelli, the cast, mostly from England, is a sturdy lot, and most likely only those repulsed by religion and/or politics will find the action less than intriguing, through July 6 only.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012
The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Janet Billig Rich & Rebecca Roffman present a staged reading of the new musical IT'S ON!, the T.V. show theme song musical. Readings will take place on Tuesday July 10th and Wednesday July 11th at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at the Pershing Square Signature Center located at 480 West 42nd Street. The official opening is Tuesday, July 10th at 8:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2013
Check out a short from the Peoples Improv Theater performance of The ReRun Project: Episode 1 on May 6th, 2013! It's a chunk of FAMILY MATTERS and a classic '80s TOOTSIE POP commercial. Click below to watch!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013
The ReRun Project: where the Peoples Improv Theater treats classic rerun scripts with the respect they deserve. Honoring the good ones, screwing with the bad ones, and having a great time with the best TV of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. Created and directed by Guy Olivieri (Greenwich Village Follies) and co-produced by Ryan Duncan (Shrek, Altar Boyz), The ReRun Project: Episode 1 played the Mainstage at the PIT (Peoples Improv Theater) on June 30th, following a successful performance at the PIT in May. Scroll down for photos from the production!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013
Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
by Gil Kaan - Jul 27, 2014
Hang on for the 100-minute ride of your life in the impeccably cast, tightly directed, stunningly acted Los Angeles premiere of Stephen Adly Guirgis' very smartly written The Motherfucker With The Hat.
by Andrew White - Jul 23, 2014
Nearly three years after its London opening, Washington's own Quotidian Theatre Company offers us the American premiere of a play that should soon find itself in regular rotation nationwide. Quotidian, with its reputation for understated yet compelling shows, has gone all-out with this production and done Mr. McPherson proud. With a solid, seasoned cast and brilliant period touches in set and costumes, 'The Veil' should be at the top of your list!
by Don Grigware - Jul 20, 2014
Once/book by Enda Walsh/music & lyrics by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova/directed by John Tiffany/Pantages Theatre/through August 10
by Movies News Desk - Jan 7, 2015
The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the January selections for SOUND+ VISION, a music documentary series with two special screenings on Saturday, January 24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015
Ailey II's "indefatigable, virtuosic, and relentlessly sexy" dancers (Los Angeles Times) return to The Joyce Theater from March 17 - 22with two programs of premieres and recent audience favorites. The Company's spring run at The Joyce will be the first time they will present an independent season at one of dance's most cherished and historic venues. During an eight-performance engagement, their "off-the-charts energy" (The New Yorker) will be amplified in diverse repertory by emerging and established choreographers, including Jennifer Archibald, Amy Hall Garner, Dwight Rhoden, Katarzyna Skarpetowska, Manuel Vignoulle and Ailey II's Artistic Director, Troy Powell.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015
Ailey II's 12 "indefatigable, virtuosic, and relentlessly sexy" dancers (Los Angeles Times) return to The Joyce Theater from March 17 - 22 with two programs of premieres and recent audience favorites. The Company's spring run at The Joyce will be the first time they will present an independent season at one of dance's most cherished and historic venues. During an eight-performance engagement, their "off-the-charts energy" (The New Yorker) will be amplified in diverse repertory by emerging and established choreographers, including:
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014
World Music Institute kicks off its vibrant, danceable World to Brooklyn series with a rare appearance by one of Hungary's top Gypsy bands, Romano Drom. The performance takes place in the heart of Brooklyn at Roulette on Saturday, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. This event is part of a U.S. tour for Romano Drom, with stops in Boston, Philadelphia, and Bucknell University (PA), in addition to Brooklyn, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015
In the course of his distinguished career, Gidon Kremer has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. He has appeared on virtually every major concert stage with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and America and has collaborated with today's foremost conductors. Kremer's repertoire is unusually extensive, encompassing all of the standard classical and romantic violin works, as well as music by 20th- and 21st-century masters such as Henze, Berg and Stockhausen. He has also championed the works of living Russian and Eastern European composers and has performed many important new compositions, several of them dedicated to him. Kremer has become associated with such diverse composers as Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Part, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Valentin Silvestrov, Luigi Nono, Aribert Reimann, Peteris Vasks, John Adams, Victor Kissine, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Leonid Desyatnikov, and Astor Piazzolla, bringing their music to audiences in a way that respects tradition yet remains contemporary. It would be fair to say that no other soloist of his international stature has done as much for contemporary composers in the past 30 years. An exceptionally prolific recording artist, Kremer has made more than 120 albums, many of which brought him prestigious international awards and prizes in recognition of his exceptional interpretative powers.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 11, 2014
Opera has long been considered at the epitome of class and sophistication. Well it's time to give up that idea as 'Jerry Springer: The Opera' has come to town from Balagan Theatre in association with Seattle Theatre Group, and they've taken the highbrow nature of Opera and defecated all over it. And guess what, it's awesome! And before you think this is just some crass parody with a lot of bathroom humor and sex jokes, well it is, but it's also a smart and meaningful show with soaring operatic performers who would (some of whom have) fit right in at Seattle Opera.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015
In the course of his distinguished career, Gidon Kremer has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. He has appeared on virtually every major concert stage with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and America and has collaborated with today's foremost conductors. Kremer's repertoire is unusually extensive, encompassing all of the standard classical and romantic violin works, as well as music by 20th- and 21st-century masters such as Henze, Berg and Stockhausen. He has also championed the works of living Russian and Eastern European composers and has performed many important new compositions, several of them dedicated to him. Kremer has become associated with such diverse composers as Alfred Schnittke, Arvo Pärt, Giya Kancheli, Sofia Gubaidulina, Valentin Silvestrov, Luigi Nono, Aribert Reimann, Peteris Vasks, John Adams, Victor Kissine, Michael Nyman, Philip Glass, Leonid Desyatnikov, and Astor Piazzolla, bringing their music to audiences in a way that respects tradition yet remains contemporary. It would be fair to say that no other soloist of his international stature has done as much for contemporary composers in the past 30 years. An exceptionally prolific recording artist, Kremer has made more than 120 albums, many of which brought him prestigious international awards and prizes in recognition of his exceptional interpretative powers.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015
Winner of the 2014 SHITFA (Supreme Honorary Improvised Theater & Film Award) for Outstanding Genre Performance (THE SCARY, Improvised Stephen King), IRTE (the Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble) kicks off their fourth season with Wow Wee! Adventures of a Little Girl Robot.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014
Welcome to the shortest month of the year! But you know what they say: good things come in small packages. Like Reese Peanut Butter Cups or Small Wonder. At Coach House, we've packed this short month with Margaret Christakos and Matthew Heiti events in Ontario's 'Near North,' participation at the AWP Conference and our brand-new Kaffeeklatsch seminars.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014
World Music Institute kicks off its vibrant, danceable World to Brooklyn series with a rare appearance by one of Hungary's top Gypsy bands, Romano Drom. The performance takes place in the heart of Brooklyn at Roulette tonight, February 22, at 8:00 p.m. This event is part of a U.S. tour for Romano Drom, with stops in Boston, Philadelphia, and Bucknell University (PA), in addition to Brooklyn, NY.
by Jay Irwin - Feb 2, 2015
Every season productions come along that are so good that they remind me why us theater folk perform, produce and see theater. Personally, these are the shows that recharge my theatrical batteries so I can sit through the not so great ones (I'm looking at you "Flashdance: The Musical"). Such a show is the latest installment from The Seagull Project, Chekhov's "The Three Sisters" which manages such clarity of story, intent and meaning that you can practically feel the pain and frustration in the character's lives along with them.
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 19, 2015
Joan Derricks Kraft directed a polished version of a small-gem musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015
Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske andEthan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015
Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2013
Jamul, an adored American pop singer, dreams of a grand show of Islamic Jihad power, intending to use a biological weapon to eradicate religious leaders at an Easter service at the Hollywood Bowl. In response, Cerberus agents Joe Falk and Susan Koski must seek help from scientists, gang bangers, and the public to stop the next brutal terrorist attack on American soil. The third in the Koski and Falk series, the first being the Amazon Kindle best-seller LWho's Killing All The Lawyers" and the second "The Judas List." Award-winning author A. G. Hayes studied television writing at UCLA. He has published short fiction, including "Cover Up," "Not a Penny Pincher," "Home," "Payment in Full," "Small Wonder" and "Guided through a Mine Field," and written scripts for CBS TV and other television production companies. He lives in the Sierra Nevada Foothills and spends his time writing and traveling to nearly every part of the world. He uses personal experiences gained during service with British intelligence in Eastern Europe and the Middle East to enrich the characters of his protagonist teams. He is the author of "Who's Killing All the Lawyers" (Savant 2011), "The Judas List" (Savant 2012), "Imminent Danger" (Savant 2013) and "The Chemical Factor" (Savant - in preparation). "I'm happy to see Koski and Falk in their third published adventure, and for them to finally be coming together as more than just an outstanding intercessory Cerebrus team. Romance is in the air in 'Imminent Danger,' and I invite readers to live vicariously through my characters, as I do," says Hayes.] "I've been asked if my books are based pure fantasy or have some truth in reality. In fact, all of my books are based in truth and fact. 'Imminent Danger' came to me, living in the San Fernando Valley in the 50s and 60s. I kept a boat back then in Marina del Rey, and, driving past the Hollywood Bowl everyday, thought the Bowl would make a great setting for a thriller." "Imminent Danger" by A. G. Hayes - 308 pages - 6" x 9" Trade Book with Color Softcover. ISBN 978-0-9886640-3-6. Suggested retail price $16.95. Released in November 2013 by Savant Books and Publications, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. This book is available from the publisher, printer and Amazon.com from the Savant Book Webpage at http://www.savantbooksandpublications.com/9780988664036.php
by Jay Irwin - Dec 7, 2011
It's a small wonder that Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" keeps getting dusted off and trotted out every few years. A small wonder due to the fact that there are so many versions of it. And I mean versions of the R&H musical with numbers being removed and others being added in from other shows. And while I felt the 5th Avenue's current production, directed by Brandon Ivie, really only came alive in Act Two, it's not the worst production I've seen … but not the best either.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2011
It's a small wonder that Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" keeps getting dusted off and trotted out every few years. A small wonder due to the fact that there are so many versions of it. And I mean versions of the R&H musical with numbers being removed and others being added in from other shows. And while I felt the 5th Avenue's current production, directed by Brandon Ivie, really only came alive in Act Two, it's not the worst production I've seen … but not the best either.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013
Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning tonight, August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013
Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge.
by Don Grigware - Aug 28, 2012
The Blue Iris/by Athol Fugard/directed by Stephen Sachs/Fountain Theatre/through September 16 (will not extend)
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013
Marin Theatre Company announced today that, due to enthusiastic audience response, strong ticket sales and unanimous critical acclaim, the company will extend Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man by eight performances. Bay Area audiences now have the opportunity to experience this top rated Civil War drama through Sunday, April 28, at the 47-year-old professional nonprofit theater located in Mill Valley.
by Jay Irwin - Apr 6, 2013
If you've seen it you know you love it. "August: Osage County" has got to be one of the most powerful stories to grace the stage in quite some time. And soon everyone will love it as it's about to be turned into a movie due out next November with a powerhouse cast. But until that time you can still visit with the Westons right here in Seattle with the regional premiere of this stunning work brilliantly put up by Balagan Theatre.