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BWW Review: Ned Averill-Snell Stands Out in Jobsite Theater's Fine Production of Israel Horovitz's GLOUCESTER BLUE
by Peter Nason - May 22, 2017

Averill-Snell's performance is dizzying in its brilliant unpredictability. The show is, too. (more...)

BWW Review: SPT's Thoughtful GRAND CONCOURSE Crackles with Stunning Performances
by Jay Irwin - May 21, 2017

It's always the quiet ones you have to look out for. That sentiment works well for people but in this case also for a certain theater, Seattle Public Theater. They don't put on the biggest, most well-known shows and they're not always in the foreground of people's thoughts for "must go" theater but maybe they should be. They've been fairly consistent this season in putting on edgy shows with which you may not be instantly familiar but once immersed in them what you get are some stunning performances, starting the season with their killer "On Clover Road" and leading up to their current offering "Grand Concourse". I'll admit to an unfamiliarity with the piece before going but now that I have I can do nothing but recommend catching it especially in order to catch four incredibly thoughtful and engaging performances. (more...)

The Music Center Announces Program for 2017/2018 Dance Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Los Angeles audiences will discover a new perspective on many timeless classics interpreted through a contemporary lens as they journey through The Music Center's dance season and uncover themes of conflict between female strength and societal expectations.  The 2017/2018 Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center (Dance at The Music Center) season is replete with powerful characters, riveting storylines, modern choreography and theatrics that take the traditional narrative ballet to a new level.  Audiences are invited to venture into the world of dance and experience realms of expression beyond expectation.  The coming season opens with the U.S. premiere of Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes (September 15-October 1, 2017), a beloved fairytale and Hollywood classic where life imitates art, presented by Dance at The Music Center and Center Theatre Group.  (more...)

Leslie Becker and James Moye to Lead JOAN CRAWFORD... IN FLESH AND BLOOD Readings
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

'Joan Crawford in....FLESH & BLOOD!' will receive industry readings on May 25th, starring Leslie Becker and James Moye. (more...)

Cast Announced for Grand Theatre's Production of BRASSED OFF
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Today, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that Jeffrey Holland will lead the cast of its first in-house production in almost 40 years. Jeffrey will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)

Panic! Productions presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

            Panic! Productions closes its 2016-2017 season with a fresh take on the crowd-pleasing musical, "Little Shop of Horrors," June 2 through 18, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. The Alan Menken-Harold Ashman ("Beauty and the Beast," "The Little Mermaid") musical will be directed by J. Bailey Burcham, with choreography by Tyler Matthew Burk, and musical direction by Josh Bednarsky.             (more...)

Review Roundup - Does Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Breathe New Life Into Tale as Old as Time?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Disney's highly anticipated live-action film BEAUTY AND BEAST waltzes into theaters on March 17th but critics are already weighing in with their reviews. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Rep's Passionate RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Jackie Welch, Tamiko Robinson Steele and Lauren Frances Jones together onstage are like the royalty of Nashville theater: three formidable actresses who bring a wealth of experience to any role they play as individuals. Yet, collectively, the three women are more than mere forces of nature, they are nature itself, their remarkable talents combining to create a theatrical experience that will long be remembered, venerated and discussed among those people fortunate enough to see them in Nashville Repertory Theatre's stunning production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company presents U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

2017 Elliot Norton Awards Celebrates Alternative Acts Theme & Announce Guest of Honor Cherry Jones
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

The Boston Theater Critics Association has announced that the 35th annual Elliot Norton Awards will feature the theme ALTERNATIVE ACTS, celebrating the Boston area's theater community, future artists, and the importance of the arts in our country. Two-time Tony Award-winning actress Cherry Jones will be the Guest of Honor at the much-anticipated annual event, which will be held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at the Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre. A portion of the evening's proceeds will be donated to the Boston Arts Academy to support the region's next generation of artists. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Interrobang Theatre Project's FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project concludes its 2016-17 Season, exploring 'Flesh and Blood,' with the Chicago premiere of Deanna Jent's drama FALLING, one family's battle against stigma from society and each other. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, FALLING opens tonight, March 17, and plays through April 16, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm. (more...)

Family and Furniture! Meet the Full Cast of THE PRICE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 16, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company welcomes Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney, opening officially tonight, March 16, 2017. This is a limited engagement through May 7, 2017 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to meet the company and watch interviews with the quartet in rehearsal! (more...)

BWW Review: ACT 1's Timely and Emotional ANGELS IN AMERICA: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 15, 2017

In the quarter century since Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes first exploded upon the theatrical scene, much has changed about society's response to AIDS, homosexuality, politics and life in general. But, perhaps most startling has been the way in which things have remained the same during the 25-plus years since its 1991 debut on a stage in California. (more...)

BWW Review: Knight's Performance Elevates Verge Theater Company's THE WHALE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

Shawn Knight's stunning and transformative performance as the 600-pound protagonist in Samuel D. Hunter's The Whale - now onstage in a new production from Verge Theater Company to launch its third season - elevates the script beyond its stage-bound limitations, guaranteeing two hours of reflection and thought while the story is told onstage and engendering far more time given over to the consideration of the script's themes once the show's final curtain has fallen. (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for BRASSED OFF at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

For the first time in almost 40 years, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre will produce a full-scale production in house. Jeffrey Holland will play ex-miner and veteran conductor of Grimley Band, Danny in BRASSED OFF, from Wednesday 23 August - Saturday 2 September 2017. (more...)

Hasslein Publishing Releases New Book Exploring Comic Book Icon Red Sonja
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

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The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft Series to Welcome Christina Baker Kline
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Music Hall's Writers in the Loft series welcomes to the stage the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Orphan Train (3 million copies sold in 40 countries), Christina Baker Kline, on Tuesday, July 18. (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

DAN CODY'S YACHT to Make World Premiere at MTC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club has just announced it will produce the world premiere of Dan Cody's Yacht, a new play written by Anthony Giardina and directed by Doug Hughes, as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. Dan Cody's Yacht will begin previews May 15, 2018 ahead of a June 6, 2018 opening night at MTC at New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Michael Urie Set to Play Hamlet at DC's Shakespeare Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) just announced that Michael Urie will lead the cast of Shakespeare's most celebrated tragedy, Hamlet, at Sidney Harman Hall, January 16-February 25, 2018. Hamlet will be directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn. (more...)

BWW Review: Theater Bug's Funny and Wry New Musical IF I WERE YOU
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 15, 2017

Once again, Cori Laemmel and Laura Matula - along with their team of creative collaborators and their always surprising and courageous troupe of young actors at The Theater Bug - have achieved much with their latest original musical. If I Were You, which focuses on four young protagonists gives the youthful Theater Bug company of actors an opportunity to explore the depths of their own emotions amid the turmoil of their formative years and, in so doing, they give every audience member a chance to examine their own emotions and preconceived notions of the people around them. (more...)

Original Star Ashley Shaw to Lead Matthew Bourne's THE RED SHOES at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

The cast is set for the acclaimed Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of "The Red Shoes." Presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, the American premiere of "The Red Shoes" runs September 15 through October 1, 2017, with the opening set for September 19. (more...)

Gidon Kremer, Julia Wolfe, ICE and More Set for BAC's Fall 2017 Music Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Baryshnikov Arts Center's (BAC) Fall 2017 music presentations include BAC Salon: Telemann, Farrin, Wolfe + Prokofiev featuring the New York premiere of a work by Julia Wolfe (October 5 and 6); violin virtuoso Gidon Kremer performing Mieczyslaw Weinberg's 24 Preludes, Op. 100 (October 31 and November 1); and BAC Salon: Pauline Oliveros featuring IONE and International Contemporary Ensemble (November 28). (more...)

BWW Review: With Meade and PIRATA, Crutchfield's Bel Canto at Caramoor Goes Out with a Bang
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 11, 2017

Chemistry in an opera performance is a funny thing. It's not always easy to explain why it's there, but you know when it isn't. But when it works, it works—and, boy, the Caramoor Festival's concert staging of Bellini's IL PIRATA on Saturday was on fire, with Angela Meade as the star soprano and Will Crutchfield on the podium. (more...)

Dogfish Head Cans are Perfect Partner for Summer Exploration
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Dogfish Head is excited to share that craft beer CAN fans CAN enjoy SeaQuench Ale, Flesh & Blood IPA, and 60 Minute IPA in CANS! These off-centered ales are the perfect partners to take with you when you head out on your summer adventures. Grab some cans, create your trail and explore the goodness in your neighborhood, your city or around the country. You CAN take it with you! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 1/08/2017
by BWW - Jan 8, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/08/2017 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 1/15/2017
by BWW - Jan 15, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/15/2017 for St. Petersburg (more...)

EVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2017

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's joint venture to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita in Nashville resulted in the production claiming the top prize as "Outstanding Musical of The Year" at Sunday's Midwinter's First Night event at The Larry Keeton Theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Nate Eppler's original play Good Monsters took the title of "Outstanding Play of The Year" in the annual ceremony that dates back to its origins in 1989. (more...)

Author Sondra Ray Releases 'BABAJI: My Miraculous Meetings with a Maha Avatar'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Sondra Ray has completed her new book 'BABAJI: My Miraculous Meetings with a Maha Avatar': an essential novel to help people make lasting positive changes through liberation breathing to be more free, happy, and productive. She is known all over the world as one of the most dynamic spiritual leaders of our day. She is recognized by many as a spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, and healer, with a renowned expertise in the area of relationships, sacred lifestyles, sacred quests, and rebirthing/breath work she now calls Liberation Breathing. (more...)

OTHELLO, WAITING FOR GODOT and More Highlight Shakespeare Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Artistic Director Michael Kahn announced today the Company's 2017-2018 Season. Continuing his commitment to explore the classics from a variety of perspectives, Kahn, now in his 31st year with the Company, has put together a diverse season of renowned plays, including celebrated 20th-century playwrights, a classic musical, a world premiere and, of course, Shakespeare. (more...)

Creative Soul Records Artist Gretchen Keskeys Releases Video for Powerful Single 'The Battle'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Creative Soul Records artist Gretchen Keskeys has just released a new video for her powerful single, “The Battle.” The religious anthem is featured on her 2016 debut album, “Walking in the Spirit” (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's Stirring and Staggering THE ELEPHANT MAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 28, 2017

Startling, stunning and evocative performances by an ensemble of Nashville actors performing at the top of their game in an altogether effective and moving production of a contemporary classic: that's what audiences are likely recalling now - hours, days, weeks - after experiencing the latest artistic achievement from Studio Tenn. Following up the opening of their 2016-17 season -  a critically lauded revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita, which launched the annual Broadway series at Tennessee Performing Arts Center - Studio Tenn presents another Broadway-worthy reiteration in the form of Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man. (more...)

A LOOK BEYOND THE VEIL is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

In Norman William Girard's new book, A Look Beyond the Veil ($14.99, paperback, 9781498497664; $7.99, eBook, 9781498497671) readers will see that in Hosea 4:6 it says that God's people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. The purpose of this book is to reveal truth, and to impart spiritual knowledge to believers, that they might receive an understanding of the things of God, and in so doing enter into His Life. Girard's hope is that readers will receive a deep understanding of the person of God, along with His plan and purpose toward His created, and also come into a knowledge of the salvation that can only be found through Jesus Christ. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Presents FALLING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project concludes its 2016-17 Season, exploring 'Flesh and Blood,' with the Chicago premiere of Deanna Jent's drama FALLING, one family's battle against stigma from society and each other. Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost*, FALLING will play March 17 - April 16, 2017 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.interrobangtheatre.org, by calling (773) 935-6875 or in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, March 19 at 2 pm. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents the U.S. Premiere of Steve Waters' TEMPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters' (World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. On October 15, 2011, Occupy London made camp outside St Paul's Cathedral, one of the most famous, beloved, and recognizable institutions in London. (more...)

THE HUMANS, David Henry Hwang's SOFT POWER Headline 2017-18 at the Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Stephen Karam's four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway play THE HUMANS will be the centerpiece of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2017-18 season at Center Theatre Group next June, along with David Henry Hwang's new commission SOFT POWER. (more...)

BWW Review: RUR Brings History's First Robots to Gamut
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 19, 2017

Before Gort, there were Flesh and Blood 'robots' in Karel Capek's play about humans and what might or might not be humans. Clark Nicholson directs a visually lush, deeply introspective little show about the end of the world as we know it. (more...)

Slipstream Presents Original Play About Tennessee Williams
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

In what has become a Slipstream tradition, September brings the world premiere of an original play, A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams. Join us for a tour of famous and infamous stars, led by a man admired by more stars than any other: the one and only Tennessee Williams! Appearances on the tour include Elizabeth Taylor, Marlon Brando, Bette Davis, Truman Capote, Katharine Hepburn, and many more along the way. As in all good tours, the history becomes almost more realistic than the present as the ghosts from the past materialize as Flesh and Blood. Written by Wilde Award-winner Maxim Vinogradov, this script recently won the Hopwood Award in Drama as well as the Dennis McIntyre Prize. (more...)

THE REVLON GIRL Comes to Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed and sell-out tour across Wales last year, The Revlon Girl will come to PARK90 in September after a run at the Edinburgh Festival which is supported by The Arts Council of Wales. Written by composer and writer Neil Anthony Docking, The Revlon Girl is a poignant, heart-breaking and tender new play which explores a terrible episode in Welsh history and tells a story of amazing courage, hope and humour. (more...)

Moose Hall Theatre Company Brings DRACULA! to 13th St. Rep.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Moose Hall Theatre Company / Inwood Shakespeare Festival has been a vital, groundbreaking theatrical force in Northernmost Manhattan for 17 years. Through popular demand we are reviving one of their most exciting, acclaimed productions Dracula!   (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes - Moose Hall Theatre Company to 'Mount the Count' with DRACULA!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Moose Hall Theatre Company / Inwood Shakespeare Festival has been a vital, groundbreaking theatrical force in Northernmost Manhattan for 17 years. Through popular demand, the group is reviving one of their most exciting, acclaimed productions. Dracula! is a haunting and tantalizing exploration into the sources of deep disbelief, desperate faith, whimsical fantasy and genuine fear. Go behind the scenes in the video below! (more...)

Pig Iron Theatre Company to Premiere A PERIOD OF ANIMATE EXISTENCE at Philadelphia Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Pig Iron Theatre Company, the internationally acclaimed, Philadelphia-based organization, has announced that the world premiere of its ambitious, timely production A Period of Animate Existence will take place September 22-24 at the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts at the University of Pennsylvania in the 2017 Fringe Festival, co-presented by FringeArts and Annenberg Center Live. (more...)

IFC Center Slates First Split Screens Festival for June
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

IFC Center, home to the country's largest independent documentary film festival DOC NYC, today announced the first edition of the Split Screens Festival, a new, annual event celebrating the art and cultural impact of television, taking place June 2-8, 2017 in New York City. (more...)

Killian Donnelly and Carley Stenson to Join the Cast of LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

From Monday 12 June 2017, there will be major cast changes at the West End production of "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre, which is now in its record breaking 33rd year. (more...)

Panic! Productions Announce J.Bailey Burcham to Direct LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

J. Bailey Burcham, hot off his searing, critically-acclaimed lead performance in Panic! Productions' mounting of Danny and the Deep Blue Sea at Theatre 68, has signed on as director of Panic!'s next show, Little Shop of Horrors. Burcham will put his stamp on the Menken-Ashman musical favorite by updating the action to Los Angeles' Skid Row in the 1990s. Helping Burcham bring this fresh concept to life are choreographer Tyler Matthew Burk, music director Josh Bednarsky, set designer Rei Yamamoto, lighting designer Shara Abvabi, and costume designer Barbara Mazeika. (more...)

Atlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird). (more...)

Critic's Choice: Spring is Here...Dance Into The Theater This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing? Well, Mr. Lorenz Hart, personally, we are too damn busy with creating the magic of live theater: We're directing a show (Daddy's Dyin'…Who's Got the Will? opens next week - April 20 - at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson, thank you very much) and trying to make it out to see as much theater in Nashville as possible before old age takes its toll - it's tough out there for a theater critic! (more...)

Billy Porter, Kristine Nielsen, Shoshana Bean & More Earn Elliot Norton Nominations; Diane Paulus Receives Prize for Sustained Excellence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 35th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7 PM, at Huntington Theatre Company's BU Theatre.   (more...)

Review Roundup: Hair-Raising THE HAIRY APE Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 1, 2017

Park Avenue Armory presents a bold staging of Eugene O'Neill's iconic American drama The Hairy Ape, directed by Oliver Award-winner Richard Jones and starring Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. The show opened last night, March 31st. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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