A Man's World - 2017 Off-Broadway Articles Page 2.6

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them. In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past. His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 20, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group continued its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW with its 125th concert presentation, a rare staging of A Man's World by Rachel Crothers.
by - Sep 16, 2017
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/16/2017.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
Metropolitan Playhouse opens its 26th season tonight with Clyde Fitch's sharp satire THE CLIMBERS. Directed by Metropolitan favorite Michael Hardart, the production runs through October 8. Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 E. 4th Street.
by Maggie Yates - Sep 11, 2017
Ana s: A Dance Opera is a multimedia collaberation featuring the life story of writer, intellectual, and provocateur, Ana s Nin.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse stages THE CLIMBERS, Clyde Fitch's indictment of a decadent and selfish age, directed by Metropolitan favorite Michael Hardart, at the Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street, New York City.
by Gary Naylor - Oct 24, 2017
A timely revival for Terry Johnson's play that delivers on its themes, but falls short on its drama.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017
Repertory Philippines (REP), a pioneering professional theater company, announced earlier today its 2018-2019 season , which includes Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors (January 26 to February 18), Lauren Gunderson's 'Silent Sky (March 2 to 25), Joseph Kesselring's Arsenic and Old Lace (April 6 to 29), Janet Yates Vogt & Mark Friedman's Rapunzel! Rapunzel (September 15, 2018 to January 27, 2019), and Joy Virata and Ian Monsod's Miong (March 22 to April 14, 2019).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017
King Henry II of England has three sons by his estranged wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. He wants the kingdom to stay united after his death, but all three sons want to rule, and it is likely to be torn apart by revolution.
by Kelsey Lawler - Oct 13, 2017
With Lauren Gunderson's Silent Sky, the Next Act Theatre invites us, for a couple of hours, to orient ourselves in a place and time before the 1990 Hubble telescope, before the 1969 moon landing, before the first rocket launch in 1926, and before Edwin Hubble proved the vastness of galaxies far beyond our own in 1923. It's here that we meet mathematician and aspiring astronomer Henrietta Leavitt, played by the always-brilliant Deb Staples.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017
The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present the Obie award-winning drama Top Girls at the Center for Performance Experiment, October 26 - November 4, 2017.
by Greg Kerestan - Oct 10, 2017
Peter Shaffer's genre-busting psychodrama gets a bracing production, featuring a revelatory change of pace by Daniel Krell.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017
Just weeks after winning two major awards for its 21st Century version of the 'rep' company model, the Everyman has announced actors who will form part of the Everyman Company 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017
BSE Recordings R&B Crooner OMAR WILSON releases the music video of his new single, the classic, 'It's A Man's World', originally performed by the one and only James Brown.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017
Arthur Kopit's 1968 critically-acclaimed play INDIANS opens tonight at the Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe, performances continue through December 16 at Metropolitan Playhouse at 220 E. 4th Street, New York City.
by Heather Nadolny - Nov 25, 2017
This weekend The Kennedy Center offers GOBSMACKED!, an a cappella and beatboxing collaboration that works to remind audiences why they love Pitch Perfect, Pentatonix, and other popular acts. That said, if you're going to use those acts as a draw, you need to make sure your show is strong. And this one misses some notes.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2017
Miller-Coffman Productions Proudly Presents - The Cover of Life The Cover of Life to make way to the Gene Frankel Theater in 2018! Directed by Stephen S. Miller
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
BSE Recordings R&B Crooner OMAR WILSON prepares for the release of his new single, the classic, 'It's A Man's World', originally performed by the one and only James Brown. The classic song will be available today, November 10th, 2017, via all digital platforms.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group, best known for its PROJECT SHAW series at Symphony Space - now in its 12th Season, continues to develop new works with its PRESS CUTTINGS: New Work Program.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group (David Staller, Artistic Director), best known for its PROJECT SHAW series at Symphony Space  - now in its 12th Season, continues to develop new works with its PRESS CUTTINGS: New Work Program.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017
A three time International Women's Jousting champion and martial artist, Cynthia Morrison, is the sole female contributor inside a new book released out of the U.K.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continued its 12th Season with its 123rd concert presentation, Shaw's two one-act comedies Press Cuttings and Dark Lady of the Sonnets, last night, May 22, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). BroadwayWorld has photos from the show below!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, continues its 12th Season when it presents its 123rd concert presentation with Shaw's curious 1908 comedy Getting Married on Monday, June 26 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group continues its 12th Season when it presents its 124th concert presentation, a special evening offering scenes and monologues from some of Shaw's greatest works.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 6, 2017
BWW speaks to the creator of A Woman's Wit, Wisdom and Pratfalls ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017
Single tickets to the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season will go on sale to the general public at midnight on Tuesday, August 1.
by Ronn Burton - Jul 27, 2017
This updated retelling of Romeo and Juliet is set in 1950s New York City, yet its themes of racism and hatred of anything deemed "different" ring especially true in today's political climate, sadly. WEST SIDE STORY is a compelling reminder of just how much hatred, prejudice, and ignorance can destroy what we all hold so dear. One of Lyric's most fully realized productions I can think of in recent memory…do yourself a favor and allow the message of this piece to penetrate your heart and mind - for truly great art has the power to influence the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017
???????Open Book Theatre Company is helmed by Grosse Ile resident Krista Schafer Ewbank.  "I've always been aware of the lack of roles, both onstage and off, for women.  There are far more women at auditions and vying for jobs, but theatre is often still a man's world."  According to a recent study by Wellesly Centers for Women less than 27% of theatres have women in the artistic director role.   A 2015 study by the Dramatists Guild found that 78% of plays produced were written by men.  "I always look for plays that feature strong roles for women. It's harder than you might think with so many plays being written by men. I think we've found a really good balance."
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group today announced updated casting for its 124th concert presentation, a special evening offering scenes and monologues from some of Shaw's greatest works.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018
On January 5, 2018, Lakewood Theatre Company brings to the stage the world premiere of C.S. Whitcomb's adaptation of Christopher Morley's debut novel Parnassus on Wheels. This is the story of a strong, smart woman trying to find her path and create a worthy destiny for herself in a man's world a world where women don't even yet have the right to vote. It is also the story of first love arriving surprisingly in middle age, and a celebration of the love of good books and how they can enrich the hardworking lives of poor, dirt farmers and small town folks. At times both comical and affectionate, Parnassus On Wheels continues to remain as relevant as it did when it was first released 100 years ago
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018
GFour Productions, winner of 44 Tony Awards and 54 Drama Desk Awards, has announced the cast of the international hit show Menopause The Musical coming to the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, in St. Louis for weekly performances beginning Tuesday, January 9 and running through Saturday, March 31.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Miller-Coffman Productions Proudly Presents The Cover of Life. The Cover of Life will make way to the Gene Frankel Theater in March! Directed by Stephen S. Miller.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
Teaming up once again, writer Joy McCullough-Carranza and director Amy Poisson embark on their second journey of historical fiction about a strong woman making her way in a man's world. Macha Theatre Works announces the world premiere of SMOKE & DUST, a new play by Joy McCullough-Carranza, on Friday, March 23, 2018 produced in association with Theatre Off Jackson. Directed by Amy Poisson, the show will run through Saturday, April 14, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
Tood, Weetsie, and Sybil are brides in rural Louisiana in 1943. Each married a Cliffert brother. The men are off to war and a local news story about these young wives keeping the home fires burning intrigues Henry Luce. He decides that they belong on the cover of Life magazine and assigns Kate Miller to the story. She has been covering the war in Europe and, though she views doing a 'women's piece' as a career set-back, she accepts because it will be her first cover story. Kate spends a week with the Cliffert women and her haughty urban attitude gives way to sympathy as she begins to understand them while coming face-to-face with her own powerlessness in a man's world. Filled with charm and fun, The Cover of Life is a deeply affecting story about the struggle for self-worth. 'A picture-perfect story' - New York Times.
by Kelsey Lawler - Jan 23, 2018
Black Pearl Sings! drives home the power of song as a means of passing down a rich, storied past. It's a fascinating concept the idea of gathering words and melodies as a way to preserve and honor history.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018
Black Pearl Sings! stars Lynette Dupree (Film -Their Eyes Were Watching God) as Pearl, an African-American woman with an expressive voice and a passed down knowledge of spirituals and folk songs. Dupree's co-star is Colleen Madden (longtime American Players Theatre company member) as Susannah Mulally, an ambitious song collector for the Library of Congress who is searching for something of her own.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018
As its inaugural production LIZZIE enters its final two weeks of performances, Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce casting for the second and final production of its inaugural season, the musical comedy 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, playing April 7 May 20, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Firebrand is the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage.
by Christina Hoth - Jan 19, 2018
It's Hard to be the Bard. In fact, it is extremely hard to write anything original today. Hollywood keeps revamping the classics, Television keeps remaking the greats, and Broadway keeps reviving the hits. So when Something Rotten! arrived on Broadway in 2015, bypassing its initial proposed preview in Seattle, the unprecedented play had a bit of buzz backing its debut. Finally, an original musical comedy was taking an angle that no other had attempted--the origin of the musical!
by Gary Naylor - Dec 5, 2017
The Woman In White has its flaws, but Thom Southerland's production of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's 2004 show delivers plenty to fans of musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Black Pearl Sings! a musical based on real life events, in the Stackner Cabaret beginning January 19 through March 18.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017
On January 5, 2018, Lakewood Theatre Company brings to the stage the world premiere of C.S. Whitcomb's adaptation of Christopher Morley's debut novel Parnassus on Wheels. This is the story of a strong, smart woman trying to find her path and create a worthy destiny for herself in a man's world a world where women don't even yet have the right to vote. It is also the story of first love arriving surprisingly in middle age, and a celebration of the love of good books and how they can enrich the hardworking lives of poor, dirt farmers and small town folks. At times both comical and affectionate, Parnassus On Wheels continues to remain as relevant as it did when it was first released 100 years ago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2017
Mara Davi, most recently seen on Broadway starring in DAMES AT SEA, announced on Instagram that she and her husband Aaron Gaines are expecting their first child. The baby boy is anticipated to arrive in March of 2018. Check out the photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
Are we made by the company we keep? Shakespeare peels away a dark layer to expose human selfishness in a whole new light in the rarely-staged drama Timon of Athens. John Kazanjian directs the play for Seattle Shakespeare Company which runs January 9 through February 4, 2018 at the Center Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017
At one time Hollywood's highest paid actress, Marlene Dietrich died penniless. Her fascinating story is reimagined through her famous character Lola Lola in the classic 1930s film 'The Blue Angel'.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 7, 2017
“She a woman standing up in a man's world, and she won't take no for an answer,” Kate Farhner says admiringly of her current role in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Disney's Newsies. “Katherine is one of the principal storytellers in the show, and [as a writer], she is unique because she is a woman modeling herself after a man.” The actress who created a sensation last season as Eva Peron returns to the Pickard Theater to work once again with director/choreographer Marc Robin and her Evita co-star Matt Farcher. Farhner recounts how she came to be cast as the young journalist, Katherine Plumber, who becomes involved with strike leader, Jack Kelly, and helps the newsboys win their objectives. “I had gone in to audition for Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, and Marc Robin asked me if I knew Katherine's song “Watch What Happens.” I didn't, but I prepared it and sang it for them at the callback. When Matt walked in, I knew this was going to be a dream to play this part. We didn't get to interact much in Evita, but we do as Katherine and Jack, and there is a little more of ourselves in these roles.”
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them. In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past. His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them.  In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past.  His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
Gingold Theatrical Group continues its 12th Season of PROJECT SHAW when it presents its 125th concert presentation, a rare staging of A Man's World by Rachel Crothers.
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 11, 2017
If you were captivated by the film Hidden Figures and its story of the women known as 'human computers' who saved John Glenn's NASA space mission, get ready for Lauren Gunderson's play SILENT SKY, opening this month at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center.