Ergo - 1968 Off-Broadway Articles Page 2

by Robert Encila - Sep 9, 2017
You'd be hard-pressed to find a busier man in the industry than Vince Tanada. Now in his 16th year as the president and founding artistic director of the Philippine Stagers Foundation (PSF), he also serves as the company's creative heartbeat--writing and directing productions with a history of reaching far-flung viewers. Just when you think he's due for a well-deserved sabbatical, Tanada is back with a major theater project as though he was checking a mere deadline from his law office (yes, he's still an attorney). From the looks of it, there's no sign of the playwright letting up; in fact, 'Obra ni Juan' shows all the signs of another critical renown.
by Katricia Lang - Sep 8, 2014
I finish the series with Jane Volke - 'Producer, Music Director, Table Bracer, Staple Gunner, Public Relations Liaison, Set Builder, Curtain Hanger Upper, Costumer, Water Bottle thrower outer, Marketing Rep., Child Wrangler, Lighting Tech, Floor Painter, Copy Expert, Hole Puncher Extraordinaire, Stage Hand, Window Washer, Dog Walker, Extension Cord Wrapper, Ceiling Painter, Banner Hanger, and Wine Drinker' at Bayou City Theatrics. We discuss THE LAST FIVE YEARS and her definition of 'high-art, conceptualized pieces of theatre.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014
The Bijou Theatre is teaming up with Patrick McCord, PhD and Write Yourself Free to present a unique film series taking place the second Sunday of the month at 5:00pm throughout the Fall. The series opens Sunday, September 14th at 5:00pm with “The Great Beauty.” Tickets are $15.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015
Fresh off its world-premiere run in Minneapolis, where Star Tribune declared "Akeelah and the Bee triumphs," Children's Theatre Company's new production about an 11-year-old spelling prodigy comes to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The show is adapted for the stage by veteran playwright Cheryl L. West (Arena's Pullman Porter Blues, Jar the Floor), who partners with celebrated director Charles Randolph-Wright (director of Broadway's Motown and an inaugural resident playwright with Arena Stage, where he premiered his play Love in Afghanistan). Akeelah and the Bee runs November 13-December 27, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater.
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
The CW has shared key art for the highly anticipated third season of CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, starring Rachel Bloom. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016
Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the sons of Roy Orbison to administer their late father's catalog and safeguard his legacy, has teamed up with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, to release Roy Orbison The Ultimate Collection.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016
'Mr. & Mrs. E. R. Go Safety at the Zoo! Poor Posture, Bad Chairs, & the Polar Bears!' (published by Archway Publishing) is the first tale in a newly created safety series by author Judy L. Crain and illustrator Mary Ann Citraro. Young readers are guided by two safety zebras, Mr. & Mrs. E.R. Go, on a safety assessment of the polar bear habitat.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 30, 2015
It's Halloween weekend and every dramatic personage and theatrical type we've ever encountered is caught up in the annual rush to find just the right costume for their holiday revelries (we confess we've never had the knack for coming up with Halloween get-ups - not since we went in drag to a party at the First Baptist Church as the age of 12…tongues were wagging, we are certain, but we lived to tell about it, so it couldn't have been that bad). In the meantime, there are all sorts of onstage happenings this weekend to keep you otherwise engaged should the difficulty of selecting your costume prove to be too much.
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2014
FOX serves up a November to remember with all-new episodes and big guest stars, including the Season Two premiere of MASTERCHEF JUNIOR Nov. 4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016
Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the sons of Roy Orbison to administer their late father's catalog and safeguard his legacy, has teamed up with Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, to release Roy Orbison The Ultimate Collection.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016
Artistic Director Christopher Haydon today announces the Gate Theatre's new season entitled Resist!, his final season as Artistic Director. 
by David Fick - Oct 13, 2014
The Baxter Dance Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. The festival should be a cultural institution on Cape Town's annual calendar, an ideal point of convergence for links between the dance community and the community at large.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017
Ella is popular, addicted to social media, Queen of the Selfie, and mixed race. Her thriving YouTube channel has make up tips, opinions, and videos of her boisterous family.
by Dylan Siegman - Nov 4, 2014
This week, due to last week's Fright Night for Halloween, we got a double-helping of SELFIE, so we should all feel #blessed. In tonight's two episodes we get a lot from the ensemble, including more hilarious scene with David Harewood as Mr. Sapperstein and Samm Levine as Terrence. Even more exciting than that is the fact that love is clearly in the air for Henry and Eliza as their relationship continues to blossom.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016
The limited Art-Edition will be published in two volumes, containing a total of 1,740 pages, and in the colors white, cardinal-red, black, and gold. The images are complemented by the artist's comments on his work as well as Bible verses from the revised Luther Bible 2017 from the German Bible Society. 'My father's dream will finally come true: Making THE WIEDMANN BIBLE accessible to everyone. We could not have asked for a better partner as a distributor than the German Bible Society,' says Martin Wiedmann, son of the deceased artist. Willy Wiedmann always wanted his Bible to become accessible for Christians around the world. Because certain technologies were not readily available, he was not able to publish it during his lifetime. He therefore buried his vision and kept his Bible hidden in his gallery's attic where it slipped into obscurity until his son revealed the artwork in 2014. '...I felt that my work gave them something special and cause a feeling of content and even some kind of happiness. Ergo my conscious told me, if only these few people already benefited from my work why shouldn't all Christians?' -From Willy Wiedmann's Bible Journal. In order to make this project happen, Martin Wiedmann will produce this unique Art-Edition while the German Bible Society will be responsible for copy editing as well as distribution and sales. 'THE WIEDMANN BIBLE is a very impressive artwork. It visually encourages people to engage with the Bible's content actively. We are very pleased to include this unique book into our repertoire,' says Reiner Hellwig, the German Bible Society's Chief Operating Officer. The limited Art-Edition will be published in German. You can reserve your copy on THE WIEDMANN BIBLE's website. Editions in English and Spanish will follow after the initial German publication. 'THE WIEDMANN BIBLE is another step for our mission foundation: Disseminating the Bible and the opportunity of education with the help of it. Since THE WIEDMANN BIBLE depicts the complete Old and New Testament in images it speaks all languages,' says Horst Scheurenbrand, Director of International Programs of the German Bible Society. In May THE WIEDMANN BIBLE started supporting the United Bible Societies' project which helps people learn how to read and write by means of the Bible. Parts of the proceeds will be donated towards this project. Other parts will be used towards the distribution of THE WIEDMANN BIBLE to make it accessible to everyone. About THE WIEDMANN BIBLE: THE WIEDMANN BIBLE was illustrated by the artist Willy Wiedmann. In 3.333 illustrations the complete Old Testament and New Testament is depicted in the format of a concertina folder. For 16 years (1984 - 2000) Willy Wiedmann worked on this Bible. He created it in his Polycon Painting Style. His work has a total length of approximately 1 mile. For more Information visit: Contact THE WIEDMANN BIBLE: Martin Wiedmann Tel.: +41 79 400 9774 Diana Lammerts Tel.: +49 151 240 77997 Email: About the German Bible Society: The Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft (German Bible Society) is a not-for-profit religious foundation. It is engaged in translation of the Scriptures, the development and dissemination of innovative Bible editions, and in giving all people access to the message of the Bible. It bears international responsibility for scholarly Bible editions in the original languages. Through its international programs, in collaboration with other members of the United Bible Societies, it supports translation and distribution of the Bible worldwide, so that everyone can read the Bible in their own language. Contact German Bible Society (Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft): Reiner Hellwig Tel.: +49 711/7181-249. Email: Horst Scheurenbrand Tel.: +49 711/7181-270 Email: For more Information visit:
by - Nov 3, 2014
Get all the scoop on RED BAND SOCIETY, airing on FOX on Wednesday, November 5, 2014!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016
Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer announced west coast dates today for his new concert experience 'Hans Zimmer Revealed.'
by - Nov 16, 2014
The Africa Centre has launched a new partnership with the crowdfunding platform Thundafund to expand the scope and scale of artworks showcased in Infecting the City (ITC) 2015. This will be the eighth iteration of this annual multi-disciplinary public arts festival, scheduled to take place in the public spaces of Cape Town in March 2015.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016
Birmingham Repertory Theatre's new family-friendly foyer installation #MadeAtTheREP opens this month, revealing the secrets and skills that lie behind the scenes.
by Dylan Shaffer - May 29, 2018
A struggling writer is all too common a motif in literature - think Midnight in Paris, Sunset Boulevard, orSomething Rotten!. For Gordon Michael Schwinn, writing hit songs for a children's television show will be his legacy if he doesn't make a change, before it's too late…before he needs A New Brain.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017
Gate Theatre, Notting Hill today announces, due to high demand, an additional six performances for its world premiere production of Kalungi Ssebandeke's debut play Assata Taught Me.  The play tells the story of an imagined friendship between Assata Shakur, former Black Panther and the FBI's most wanted woman, and her pupil in Cuba.  Associate Director of the Gate Lynette Linton directs Adjoa Andoh as Assata and Kenneth Omole as Fanuco in the production which now runs until 2 June.
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017
The CW presents its 2017-18 primetime schedule to advertisers, affiliates, and national media today at the New York City Center in New York City, with the multi-platinum, multi-Grammy Award-winning rock band Muse opening the show with the worldwide debut performance of their new single, "Dig Down."
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 18, 2015
Education dramaturg Ted Sod speaks with actor Gideon Glick about his role as Jordan inSignificant Other.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
Ergo Pink Fest is a 3-day theatre festival in Toronto (March 23-25, 2018), conceived and hosted by Ergo Arts Theatre (EAT) that gives voice to female and non-binary identified playwrights, providing them a unique platform to showcase their work.  The festival, being held at the Small World Music Centre, 180 Shaw Street, brings together director Diana Leblanc, winner of Governor General's Award for Lifetime Achievement; award-winning playwrights and dramaturges Beverley Cooper and Marcia Johnson; and actors like The Shaw Festival's Patrick Galligan, and Laura Schutt, past member of Stratford Festival and star of the Mirvish Production The Railway Children, to nurture the development of seven new plays.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017
???????Gate Theatre, Notting Hill today announces the full cast for its world premiere production of Assata Taught Me, the debut play by Kalungi Ssebandeke which tells the story of an imagined friendship between Assata Shakur, former Black Panther and the FBI's most wanted woman, and her pupil in Cuba.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015
Coming a week before the release of Paul Weller's eagerly anticipated new album is the first single to be taken from this latest long-playing masterpiece. The album's title track 'Saturns Pattern' is released as a standalone 2-track download today, March 26th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015
The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2015 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Wednesday, May 27 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This summer will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST, directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan. Jesse Tyler Ferguson will return to the Park this summer as Trinculo in THE TEMPEST, along with Hamish Linklater and Lily Rabe teaming up again with Daniel Sullivan on CYMBELINE to play Posthumus Leonatus/Cloten and Imogen, respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014
'The choices I have made got me to this gun to my head...ergo....the consequences are all mine,' author Linda Samis says. No luck or fate had anything to do with it. Fresh, utterly straight forward, no excuses; talk is over, time to grow a pair.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014
Magic and mystery come alive in FST's second show of the Summer Sidekicks Series, Clearly Invisible: Magic Up Close with Carl Seiger. Playing in the Court Cabaret July 8 through August 3, Seiger presents a show filled with sleight-of-hand magic, catchy jazz tunes, and heartwarming storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017
Depeche Mode and Live Nation are pleased to announce that, in response to overwhelming demand, the Global Spirit Tour will return to arenas across Europe.
by Robert Encila - Jun 18, 2017
After 50 years, 443 productions, and a consummate adherence to professional theater, Repertory Philippines (REP) has set a remarkable new benchmark for prestige and excellence.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017
Following the recent announcement of her inaugural season as Artistic Director of Gate Theatre, Ellen McDougall today announces two new Associates joining the Gate - Jude Christian, and Anthony Simpson-Pike. Former Associate Director Lynette Linton also re-joins the team as Director of the Young Associates programme.
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2015
Sam Waterston stopped by ABC's THE VIEW to talk about starring in the Public Theater's performance of THE TEMPEST as part of New York's Shakespeare in the Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014
Magic and mystery come alive in FST's second show of the Summer Sidekicks Series, Clearly Invisible: Magic Up Close with Carl Seiger. Playing in the Court Cabaret today, July 8 through August 3, Seiger presents a show filled with sleight-of-hand magic, catchy jazz tunes, and heartwarming storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016
The 22nd annual Summer Festival continues on Sunday, August 7, at 11 am with a service of sacred music for sopranos and altos by Gabriel Fauré including his Messe Basse.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015
The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2015 FREE Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 53-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature Shakespeare's late romances with THE TEMPEST (May 27-July 5), directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, and CYMBELINE (July 27-August 23), directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016
The Olivier Award nominated Rose Theatre Kingston production of Jacqueline Wilson's critically acclaimed Hetty Feather today announces an international transfer to the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida for a limited run from 2 to 26 June 2016. Currently enjoying a major UK tour, the production continues on to Chichester Festival Theatre on 27 January followed by Nottingham Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Leicester Curve, Rose Theatre Kingston, Southampton Mayflower Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Cardiff New Theatre completing the run at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre before travelling to Sarasota, Florida for its US premiere.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017
The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the lineup for year three of Polyphone, a 'festival of the emerging musical' at UArts in Philadelphia.
by Greer Firestone - Dec 5, 2017
In the late 1800's George Seurat developed pointillism, a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of color are applied in patterns to form an image.
by Movies News Desk - Dec 13, 2014
The more than 3,000 members of the European Film Academy – filmmakers from across Europe – have voted for this year's European Film Awards. At the awards ceremony in Riga the following awards were presented:
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 11, 2015
Leave it to the ambitious and creative people of Nashville's Actors Bridge Ensemble to continue the celebration of the company's 20th anniversary season with the presentation of a new and compelling play – The Nether by Jennifer Haley – which ushers audiences into the dystopian world that has evolved in the not-too-distant future. It's an intriguing choice, to be sure, and one which could be fraught with failure and pretension were it not for the superb production concept and vision of director/producer Jessika Malone, given the wherewithal by ABE producing artistic director and co-founder Vali Forrister to challenge audiences in every way possible and to upend all conventional thought with a production that continues to haunt me almost a week after seeing it.
by Katricia Lang - Aug 25, 2014
In part four of the series, I finish my conversation with Artistic Director Colton Berry. We define high-art conceptualized pieces (according to Colton), discuss the theatre prodigy's (he's been directing since was twelve) journey from Shenandoah, Virginia to Houston, Texas, and talk American Idol and believing in yourself.
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 1, 2014
Real-life actor couple Anthony Fedorov ('American Idol,' 'Les Miserables') and Jennifer Paz ('Miss Saigon,' 'The Last Five Years'), jointly called The Auraganix, are all set to make their Rockwell Table and Stage debut on Sunday, August 3, doors open at 11:30 a.m. For tickets, call (323) 669-1550 or visit Rockwell Table and Stage online.
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 9, 2015
For theater is a collaborative artform, yours truly gestured the creative team, cast, and production crew of grassroots theater company Philippine Stagers Foundation's (PSF) latest work, 'Filipinas 1941,' to join me on stage, together with Atty. Vincent Tañada, the show's writer-director-lead actor, to collectively accept the 2014 BroadwayWorld Philippines Regional Award for Best Filipino Musical (New/Revival) at Hotel Benilde Maison De La Salle earlier last week.
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 6, 2014
Before I entered college at De La Salle University-Manila in 1991, I attended my first musical theater workshops with GANTIMPALA THEATER in Manila: the first one was with actor-director Roobak Valle, our workshop facilitator; we did an original musical titled 'Dormitoryo: 24 Oras'; the second one was with Mr. Valle again (I was one of his assistant facilitators at that time); we did Don delos Reyes' 'Bien Aligtad.' Both musical theater workshops were so much fun. We--the participants-had seemingly incurable withdrawal symptoms at the end of the summer.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017
Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer announced today the summer leg of his US concert experience 'Hans Zimmer Live on Tour 2017.
by Andrew Martin - Apr 13, 2015
It's not exactly a secret that cabaret has for decades been a world dominated by female entertainers. Sylvia Syms, Julie Wilson, Margaret Whiting, Karen Akers, KT Sullivan, Karen Mason and myriad others have assumed the top notches of the art form. But, perhaps, men might be taking their place among the front lines and a perfect example this past week were the shows from cabaret veterans Kevin Dozier and Frank Torren.