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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
California State University San Marcos Arts & Lectures program will present a special one-weekend engagement of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018
BEAU JEST at Valley Performing Arts is the first show of the theatre's 43rd season. It runs from September 7 to September 30. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018
Mid-Michigan's award-winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, kicks off Lucky Season 13 with the Michigan Premiere of Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson.  Performances for this stunningly beautiful play begin Thursday, September 20 and run through Sunday, October 21.  Tickets are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
Cal State Fullerton's 2017-2018 season opens with Frankenstein based on the novel by Mary Shelley, adapted by Bruce Goodrich and directed by CSUF Professor Maria Cominis, which runs September 29-October 15, 2017 in the Young Theatre on campus. An electrifying new version of Frankenstein will keep audiences mesmerized by the sheer power of Mary Shelley's 19th century classic.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
California State University San Marcos Arts & Lectures program will present a special one-weekend engagement of Susan Hill's THE WOMAN IN BLACK, adapted for the stage by Stephen Mallatratt.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017
Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall today announces its spring 2018 season, Female Parts.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017
Acclaimed actors and Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt celebrate the 'twisted' works of Aaron Mark in TWO TALES OF TERROR at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), presented by All For One Theater (AFO) as a Halloween offering.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017
Acclaimed actors and Tony Award nominees Daphne Rubin-Vega and Tom Hewitt celebrate the 'twisted' works of Aaron Mark in TWO TALES OF TERROR at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), presented by All For One Theater (AFO) as a Halloween offering.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017
Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, with Beau Jest by James Sherman. Performances for this hilariously charming family comedy begin Thursday, November 16 and run through Saturday, December 23.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017
Sarah's close and loving family would certainly object -- very loudly -- if they were to meet her choice of boyfriend. What to do, what to do? He's coming to celebrate Dad's birthday! Aha! Clever Sarah has chosen a 'pretend' beau that will meet with everyone's approval! Or will he? This charming and delightful comedy may provide a solution to her dilemma.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
Over the past several years, Giving Tuesday has evolved into a national effort to raise money for worthy causes in communities across the country. This year, the Williamston Theatre is honoring the support of its donors by presenting a full season's worth of play readings, all day long. On Tuesday, November 28 the Williamston Theatre will hold a marathon of staged readings of six plays. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcomed to attend all or individual readings. Gracie's Contemporary Bistro in Williamston is a sponsor of the event.
by BWW - Nov 20, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/20/2017 for Denver
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017
Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, with Beau Jest by James Sherman. Performances for this hilariously charming family comedy begin Today, November 16 and run through Saturday, December 23.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017
Over the past several years, Giving Tuesday has evolved into a national effort to raise money for worthy causes in communities across the country. This year, the Williamston Theatre is honoring the support of its donors by presenting a full season's worth of play readings, all day long. On Tuesday, November 28 the Williamston Theatre will hold a marathon of staged readings of six plays. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are welcomed to attend all or individual readings. Gracie's Contemporary Bistro in Williamston is a sponsor of the event.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017
The Players Centre for Performing Arts is heating up with the first installment of the 2017 Summer Sizzler Series, the hilarious comedy, BEAU JEST. Written by James Sherman, this beloved play will get your summer off to the right start in what The Wall Street Journal calls 'Very funny...The well crafted play has a lot to say about nuclear families of any ethnic persuasion.'
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to the start of Memorial Day Weekend: It's Friday, May 26, 2017 and time to live life dramatically! It really sounds like we should be cutting a ribbon somewhere to herald the start of the long weekend that kicks off summer, but instead we sit here in front of a computer screen, remembering and reminiscing, in hopes of providing you with something to read while you sit by the pool, waiting for the SPF37 to kick in!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018
Stage Door Theatre will open James Sherman's gentle comedy From Door to Door in the venue's intimate Theatre 2 on May 25th. The production will run through July 1st.   A heartfelt tribute to American women of three generations, From Door to Door explores the influence culture and religion have in shaping life's options.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 25, 2017! So, here's the thing: We're up far earlier every morning than we'd actually choose to be, given the choice, and today we were lost in slumber, having a really terrific and very intriguing dream - I was in Louisville with my best pal Patrick Wilson.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 25, 2017
Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see!
by Carol Kassie - May 24, 2018
Stage Door Theatre will open James Sherman's gentle comedy From Door to Door in the venue's intimate Theatre 2 on May 25th. The production will run through July 1st. A heartfelt tribute to American women of three generations, From Door to Door explores the influence culture and religion have in shaping life's options.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 24, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Wednesday, May 24, 2017! How do we know this, you might ask? Well, we spent last evening at TPAC'S Andrew Jackson Hall, soaking up every possible bit of Carole King: The Beautiful Musical - wait, it's the other way around - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and despite the earworm known as 'One Fine Day,' we are still floating on the inspiration and memories of opening night.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, May 23, 2017, and we are all so very lucky to be alive and to be engaged in the creation of live theater - in Tennessee, no less - with the ability to live life dramatically and to reflect on the world around us. And what a world it is: Last night, people in Nashville were exultant…the Nashville Predators won the Western Conference Playoffs to advance to the Stanley Cup Final of the National Hockey League!
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to my iPhone today is Monday, 22 May 2017 - the weekend, busy as it was, is over and we're left hankering for a few days off in order to relax and rejuvenate…which makes us ponder this musical question: What are your plans for next weekend? In our mind, of course, our mama is warning us that such queries are symptomatic of us 'wishing [our] life away,' as she would always admonish us to live in the now instead of trying to leap-frog over the next five days. So sayeth my beloved mama: 'Live life dramatically.' Therefore, a nap might have to suffice…
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Thursday, May 18, 2017…It's #TheatreThursday! which begs the question: How do you propose to live life dramatically? And, while we're on the subject, what shows are on your agenda this weekend? Let us know what you plan to see and what led you to make your choice! We'll pass the word along to the powers-that-be!
by Carol Kassie - May 17, 2018
Stage Door Theatre will open James Sherman's gentle comedy From Door to Door in the venue's intimate Theatre 2 on May 25th. The production will run through July 1st.   A heartfelt tribute to American women of three generations, From Door to Door explores the influence culture and religion have in shaping life's options.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018
Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is proud to announce the World Premiere of Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel.  Performances begin Today, May 17 and run through Sunday, June 17.  Tickets are now on sale.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is proud to announce the World Premiere of Out of Orbit by Jennifer Maisel.  Performances begin Thursday, May 17 and run through Sunday, June 17.  Tickets are now on sale.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Monday, May 15, 2017, which begs the question: What's on your theatrical agenda this week? There's plenty to see and do, so we simply won't allow any excuses: Get thee to a darkened auditorium, settle into your seats and allow yourself to be transported and, in the process, transformed - all thanks to the magic of live theater!
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 12, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Live life dramatically: It's Friday, May 12, 2017 - graduation day at Vanderbilt University - which prompts the musical question: 'Does it always have to rain on that day? This day, in particular?' Truly it's a FREAKY FRIDAY tradition, if the grads are donning caps and gowns at Vandy, chances are everyone else will be carrying their umbrellas with them in Music City.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 12, 2017
Funny and familiar, James Sherman's Beau Jest might well be considered perfect dinner theater fare: spread across two hours, the comedy is easily digested and the players - this time, the estimable ensemble assembled by director Martha Wilkinson for the latest incarnation at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - charming and likable. The plot remains relevant, even years after it was first produced, and the dialogue flows at an accessible pace, spoken by characters who are altogether believable. And while Beau Jest likely won't push any envelopes or venture outside anyone's pre-conceived creative box, it nonetheless seems current and up-to-date.
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 11, 2017
GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Thursday, May 11, 2017 (aka #TheatreThursday, y'all!) and we're just dying to ask the musical question: What shows will you be seeing this weekend? We hope you'll live life dramatically and make it to at least one production - but multiples are even better!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017
Thank You, Places… is our opportunity to edify the theater-goer by introducing you to some of the best production stage managers to be found on the planet. Today, we introduce you to PSM Daniel DeVault, whose latest project - Sister Act, The Musical - opens Thursday at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre. Clearly, he is one of Tennessee's finest.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018
Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, finishes out its 2017-2018 Season with the Michigan Premiere or Memoir by John Murrell. Performances begin Thursday, July 12 and run through Sunday, August 19. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, June 19.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
BEAU JEST at Valley Performing Arts is the first show of the theatre's 43rd season. It runs from September 7 to September 30. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017
Libby Adler Mages died at age 93 making a huge contribution to the Chicago and Broadway theater communities over her lifetime.  Her credits are as long as the years of her life.  She was a long-time member of the Chicago Joseph Jefferson Committee and was the lead producer in Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up? with its record-breaking, over four-year Chicago run and move to Broadway.   
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017
The semi-autobiographical journey of a spiritually desperate woman, striving to emotionally survive as the only non-famous person in a very famous family. Losing herself in the arms of an insecure comedian on the rise in Hollywood, and ending up as a patient to a therapist with challenges of her own, can she reconnect to the magic of her childhood and find her own creative path, in a culture that values celebrity above everything else? 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018
Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, starts 2018 with the World Premiere of Our Lady of Poison by Joseph Zettelmaier. Performances begin Thursday, January 25 and run through Sunday, February 25. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 9 at Noon.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018
Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall today announces its spring 2018 season, Female Parts.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018
The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the nominations for its 16th annual Craig Noel Awards for Theatrical Excellence, which will be presented in a ceremony on Feb. 12, 2018, at the Jacobs Center for Neighborhood Innovation in San Diego.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of 'Better Late,' a romantic comedy by Larry Gelbart, on Monday, February 26, at 7 p.m. Gelbart was a creator and producer of the television series 'M*A*S*H,' and a co-writer of the film 'Tootsie' and the Broadway musicals 'City of Angels' and 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018
Mid-Michigan's award winning professional theatre company, Williamston Theatre, located at 122 S. Putnam Street in downtown Williamston, is proud to announce the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Doublewide by Stephen Spotswood. Performances begin Thursday, March 22 and run through Sunday, April 22. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, February 27 at Noon.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017
Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, today announces full cast for the world premi re of Oranges and Elephants, the first production in the venue's all-female spring season Female Parts. The musical centres on two rival female gangs in Victorian London blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018
BEAU JEST opens at Artisan Center Theater on Thursday, September 6, 2018 and runs through Saturday, September 22, 2018. The 150 seat Second Stage theater is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst. Performances are at 7:00pm on Thursdays and Fridays and 3:30pm on Saturdays.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017
The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (September 21-24) is excited to welcome a new touring production of the Tennessee Williams play Ten Blocks on the Camino Real, directed by Festival Curator David Kaplan and performed by Abibigromma, the national drama company of Ghana.
by BWW Special - Aug 24, 2018
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by Herbert Paine - Aug 17, 2018
BEAU JEST, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre's season opener, features the welcome directorial debut of Lee Cooley, aided and abetted by a solid cast ~ Hillary Low, eric Bond, Jared Kitch, Patty Stephens, Jim Coates, and Robert Jahanfar ~ in a fun and highly entertaining family comedy…with a strong heartbeat. Runs through September 29th.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
Hale Centre Theatre's season continues with the opening of a top-notch revival of Oscar Wilde's endlessly entertaining comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.  Directed by Cambrian James, this sparkling comedy which the London Telegraph calls "the most perfect comedy in the English language" plays April 5 through May 12, 2018.  Tickets are $32.00 and are on sale now to the general public. Discounts are available for children and groups of 10 or more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the comedy, "Breaking Legs" by Tom Dulack, on Monday, April 23, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.