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by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
Today, Headlong have announced their programme for 2020/21, the final season under current Artistic Director, Jeremy Herrin.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
Set against the backdrop of a lavish restaurant/club complex and a #fun bachelorette, three bestest friends let loose, celebrating to true love, friendship and #beingblessed. As things get #lit, the evening slowly starts to unravel descending into a harrowing horror show as disaster eventually strikes. Using their bank cards and privilege, our three friends avoid the carnage death while taking cute selfies as things fall apart around them.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
TheatreZone, a Naples-based professional Equity theatre specializing in Broadway musicals, begins its 15th season with Home for the Holidays which will be presented at Dec. 13 and 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 and 15 at 2:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
The giant headframes that are the remains of 1890's gold mining days will again light up the night sky around Victor and Cripple Creek again this holiday season. These unique mining structures are one-of-a-kind remnants of the gold rush era. This marks the 20th anniversary of the event.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
The chocolate factory is coming to a city near you! The tour for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has made stops in Cincinnati, Toronto, Boston and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, continues the cherished holiday tradition of presenting its beloved production of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol this year, onstage for the eighth holiday season. This time-honored tale of forgiveness plays 19 performances only, Wednesday, Dec. 4 through Monday, Dec. 23, 2019. Following each performance, audience members are invited to enjoy a cup of cider and take photos with the cast.
by Rosanna Liuski - Nov 21, 2019
This was my first time seeing and most of all hearing the FORK acapella group. They started in 1996, so after 22 years of touring they have decided to call it quits. The show had the atmosphere of a funeral in terms of clothing and lighting, but later on after the intermission it rose to celebration, bright colors of beauty and joy of memorial.
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Silence! RuPaul has made her decision, The Vivienne, 29, from Liverpool has taken the title of the UK's first RuPaul's Drag Race Superstar.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Rehearsals are underway for the Off-Broadway premiere of Good Morning New York. The musical comedy begins performances January 9, 2020 at the Players Theatre. The musical follows a group of success-starved journalists at a struggling news station.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
American TV regular and Broadway veteran Jason Kravits is to return to Crazy Coqs for a star-studded, week-long residency, of his critically acclaimed, jaw-dropping, completely improvised solo evening of music and comedy, 'Off The Top'
by Amanda England - Nov 21, 2019
Not all is as it seems in this dark comedy written by Mickle Maher and directed by Mark Pickell.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
There's growing excitement for the annual Christmas Lights switch on in Darlington's Market Place on Sunday 25 November.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Grand Park's Winter Glow returns for the park's second annual nighttime art display, offering an immersive experience that will span two county locations this holiday season as the free event expands across Grand Avenue to include the newly renovated Music Center Plaza. With double the amount of lighting experiences from the inaugural event in 2018, Grand Park's Winter Glow will feature installations by L.A.-based artists from across the county, including multimedia artists Cassandra Carillo, Carlos G. Rodas and Aphidoidea, among others.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2019
On Sunday 17 November an estimated 12,000 people gathered in the Royal Mile, the heart of the Scottish capital, to take part in the traditional Light Night celebrations which mark the official start of Edinburgh's Christmas 2019!
by Gary Naylor - Nov 15, 2019
La Clique is a fast-paced spectacle that astonishes and entertains in equal measure, making for a good night out on the town.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse presents a co-production with East West Players, the Los Angeles premiere of Lauren Yee's The Great Leap, directed by Tony Award winner BD Wong. From the author of Cambodian Rock Band and King of the Yees, comes the story of an American basketball team in Beijing where the coaches find themselves in a conflict that runs deeper than the strain between the countries, and where a young player's actions become the accidental focus of attention.
by Craig Richardson - Nov 15, 2019
The American Theatre Guild opened their 2019-2020 season October 14th with the national Broadway touring production of Cats.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2019/20 Season with Stick Fly, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by WT Resident Director Ron OJ Parson. Stick Fly runs February 5, 2020 a?" March 15, 2020 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
OFF the TOP! with JASON KRAVITS, the solo, completely improvised musical, flies home to Birdland Theater on December 8th at 7pm. The lights come up, the music starts, and Jason Kravits walks on stage with... nothing. No script, no songs, no story. Over the course of an exhilarating 75 minutes, he keeps you on the edge of your seat by using audience suggestions pulled from a fishbowl (e.g. 'The last text you received,' 'Words to live by,' etc.) to create an entire life story in song, with every bit of it- including every lyric and melody- made up by Jason on the spot! Backed by the most fearless band in the business, OFF the TOP! is music, comedy, improv, cabaret, and magic, all stirred together and poured into a one-man martini glass, creating one intoxicating cocktail of fun!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
From the company that brings you Melbourne's longest running improvised comedy show, watch now as the best comedic minds come together to present True Fiction a?" Australia's first live documentary show.
by Krista Garver - Nov 14, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
After a successful first year playing in over 25 North American cities and recouping its investment in just 15 weeks, The Play That Goes Wrong continues across North America for the 2019-2020 season, playing over 35 new markets. For a complete list of tour stops, visit BroadwayGoesWrong.com.
by Vince Vicentuan - Nov 13, 2019
CATS is not your ordinary musical. In fact, it's a sung-through piece of dance theater, which was conceived for the West End stage at a time when Andrew Lloyd Webber had never yet had a huge hit, and the emerging art form was heavily identified with the American Theatre.
by Kay Kudukis - Nov 12, 2019
Many years ago, I was having drinks with a married couple who were my two best friends. They both greeted me with warm hugs, and then he ran out to the store for cigarettes. She had a pitcher of homemade margaritas, and suggested we enjoy them on the back patio. We'd just settled in, and were looking out on her beautiful garden when she quietly said, 'He wants a divorce.' I was shocked and confused, and my reaction surprised even me. I threw up. My mind was trying to figure out how this had happened - they'd worked so hard to be together, he'd talked her into marriage just a few years prior after being together for over ten years; I just didn't see this coming, and neither did she. In the end, she fared much better than I did; she went on a couple of dating sites, met a new guy and they're crazy in love. I don't think I ever got over it. And that's pretty much what Donald Margulies Pulitzer Prize-winning Dinner With Friends explores.
by Christine Swerczek - Nov 12, 2019
It is refreshing to see Tennessee Williams' brilliant work, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, on a contemporary stage in its purest form. Nebraska Repertory Theatre has succeeded in etching this classic gem into my brain where it lingers with a hint of sadness but also of beauty.
by Ella Embry - Nov 11, 2019
The Atlanta Shakespeare Company met the time change and colder weather with their production of KING LEAR, one of Shakespeare's most notable tragedies. Solid performances and wonderful tech elements danced across the stage in a confusingly comical way for one of Shakespeare's most notable tragedies.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 11, 2019
The original stars of cult musical PETE N KEELY reunite for a fantastic night of theater in THE RETURN OF PETE N KEELY at the legendary club BIRDLAND
by Vicki Trask - Nov 11, 2019
From the moment the lights go down in the Southern Jubilee Auditorium, you as an audience are transported into 19th century Paris. A small apartment filled with destitute artists with dreams bigger than their bank accounts. Five acts, three fifteen-minute intermissions, and an aria or two later, the curtain falls and the audience is reeling from journey of love and ambition that was travelled together.
by Ashley Elliott - Jan 2, 2020
NARNIA, an immersive walkthrough experience, proves that Serenbe Playhouse is doing something special and has a firm grasp on how to put on a unique show, even to an audience that has seen other adaptations.
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 1, 2020
Now that the ball has dropped, the confetti has been cannoned, 'Auld Lang Syne' has been sung (although no one actually knows the words), and the calendar has flipped, we thought that this would be an appropriate time to look back at the recently elapsed decade with a bit of hindsight to see what we - as a theatre community - can learn and take into 2020.
by Brian Michaels - Dec 9, 2019
There are so many Christmas traditions I can think of that hold a special place in my heart. Decorating the tree, the first snow, the lights at Lindenwood Park, Home Alone, It's a Wonderful Life, Die Hard and of course the Charles Dickens Classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge. It's probably been 20 years since I have seen a stage production of this but I always try to find the classic movie to watch every year. I was beyond excited to see this show on the FMCT schedule and as usual they do not disappoint.
by Drew Eberhard - Dec 8, 2019
3 tapestry panels, of multi-color and tribal patterns adorn the backdrop of a minimalized set surrounding the story of two women of color in their 30's. The women subliminally named SBF 1 and SBF 2 enter the space and like a conversation over Friday night cocktails with friends the show commences. A 90 minute riff on Modern Pop culture references touches on several decades in the young women's lives. The 19 century Modern woman in the 1970's, 80's, and 90's are described through comedic and sometimes endearing vignettes. Fluid Expressions a newer Theatrical Company in the Tampa Bay area who's missions is, a?oeArt for the conscious mind,a?? chose Lisa B. Thompson's script for their season opener, and through solid performances by the two women, the audience enjoyed their evening.
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Southern California pop-punk trio Heart Like War have just released their new EP ('Thoughts On This') via Indie Vision Music. Available digitally worldwide through all networks and streaming sites.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Kansas City Actors Theatre has completed casting and will soon begin rehearsals for its production of Marsha Norman's Pulitzer Prize-winning a?oe'night, Mother,a?? which will run from January 8th to January 26th, 2020 at the City Stage in Union Station. The production will be directed by Sidonie Garrett, who last directed a?oeA Streetcar Named Desirea?? for Kansas City Actors Theatre in 2016. The production will feature Jan Rogge (a?oeA Lie of the Mind,a?? a?oeMy Old Ladya??) and Cinnamon Schultz (a?oeA Streetcar Named Desire,a?? a?oeSea Marksa??) and will feature scenic design by Ken Martin, costume design by Mary Traylor, lighting design by Shane Rowse, sound design by David Kiehl, properties design by Deb Morgan, and technical direction by Kyle Dyck.
by Don Grigware - Dec 3, 2019
D. Scott Eads brought his holiday show to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal entitled Christmastime in the Key of Bing Sunday December 1 to a packed house of loving fans. The show came in at about 100 minutes and is ideally suited to a theatre stage. Not only were we treated to a fine carol selection and to a bevy of guest stars, but Eads featured story readings that in a larger space could be staged with more creative flair. But, as is, it was more than a fulfilling evening of holiday mirth.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2019
Yesterday, BroadwayWorld was saddened to report the loss of composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, who passed away on December 26, 2019 at age 88. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of Broadway theatres in New York for one minute on Tuesday, January 7th at exactly 6:45pm.  
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 23, 2019
A couple weeks ago, Carrie Fisher shut off the lights at a Rise of Skywalker press conference. Someone asked about how Princess Leia would be integrated into the new movie, and JJ Abrams said something about loving Carrie Fisher and something else about lights, and then there were no more lights. It was a spectral technical malfunction, a prank from beyond the grave, something wholly natural in its unnaturalness. Carrie Fisher, who died three years ago on Friday, was indisputably in the room.
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Dec 2, 2019
The Nutcracker is beloved for many reasons; the endless eye candy, the dynamic score, and the marriage of artistry and excellence. The element of tradition keeps us coming back for more. We yearn to feel connection, and to remember what it's like to wonder about magical things. Houston Ballet's multi-faceted Nutcracker is a delicious carnival of mystery and joy. Creative director Stanton Welch has built a production that serves the audience and leaves us completely fulfilled. Nothing sends you back to your childhood more quickly, with all things seemingly possible and your imagination offering an endless sweet escape.
by Sean Fallon - Dec 2, 2019
Hey y'all!  On November 30, I had the pleasure of seeing my favorite Connecticut Cabaret Theatre show of 2019, which is my outright favorite live comedy I have seen in 2019, A GOOD OLD FASHIONED REDNECK COUNTRY CHRISTMAS!  This comedy by Kristine Bauske had this packed theatre laughing all throughout the show.  Director Kris McMurray has found a stellar cast featuring many Connecticut Cabaret Theatre favorites, and continues to bring out the best in them all.   Every actor and actress in this production does so well that it feels like they truly have become their character on stage, something particularly impressive among cast members who we have previously seen also excel in other roles, some that are very different from these roles.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
A Christmas Carol is a time honored staple of the holiday season; as haunting as it is festive. The Long Beach Playhouse is pleased to end the year with its annual production of this beloved classic. Written by Charles Dickens in 1843, his memorable characters and story still touch us 175 years later, no small feat given how much has changed in those years.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
In an effort to ensure that family friendly arts programming is accessible to all, the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre will be hosting special showings of Yeti, Set, Snow! for children and adults with disabilities.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 17, 2019
Six questions and a plug, after the fact: Joe Joseph of THE BAND'S VISIT responded to some questions just before leaving town but it warrants sharing now to get the word out further about this quiet, unique Broadway tour.
by Linnae Medeiros - Dec 17, 2019
We asked, and you delivered! We recently asked BroadwayWorld readers to name the weirdest theatre experiences they've either seen on stage or experienced while performing. Now we've gathered some of the standout answers for you to enjoy, with experiences from shows including Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Newsies, If/Then, and more. Check it all out!
by Gary Naylor - Dec 17, 2019
BWW Reviewer Gary Naylor picks his 2019 highlights
by Review Roundups - Dec 13, 2019
Playwrights Horizons presents Lucas Hnath's The Thin Place, directed by Les Waters, at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons (416 W 42nd St), running November 22, 2019, through January 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Murder, secret identities, and a switchblade named Geraldine set the stage for a tale that will have you sleeping with the lights on! Lakewood Theatre Company continues its 67th season of live theatre with Wait Until Dark directed by Nancy McDonald.  
by Kristen Morale - Dec 10, 2019
An Italian family in the midst of a celebration, thrown into disarray by a missing prized truffle, looming money issues and an unsolved murdera??it really can't get better than this, am I right? What sounds like the next great television drama is given a musical flare and thus becomes a production that is equally as entertaining as it is creative. What we have here is Truffles: Music! Mushrooms! Murder!!!, an interactive theatrical experience that brings an unsuspecting audience into the world of the Donati family as they prepare for the annual auction of their two-pound truffle. A night destined to be filled with delicious food, big bucks and the deadly comedy of untold family grievances, Truffles returns for its second installment with a renewed zest that will leave audiences craving the songs and drama that only a prized truffle can inspire.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 10, 2019
The Randy Andys Holiday Fête brought sass and spirit in equal measure to Pangea last night. The 'girl group gone retro' is a singing trio of actresses (à la The Andrews Sisters) in rotating formations based on who is in town. They were in full swing last night with 9 of the Andys lending their voices, beauty, and charisma to the show, in addition to a couple of delightful holiday guests.
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