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BWW Morning Brief September 8th, 2017: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces Tour, ANGELS IN AMERICA Heads to Broadway, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 8, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Announces Tour, ANGELS IN AMERICA Heads to Broadway, and More! (more...)

The Spotlight Shines on Women in War in New Production of A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions announced today that a new production of Shirley Lauro's A Piece of My Heart will be produced this September in New York City. Brought to the stage by a female-driven cast and creative team, this production shines a light on the stories of the women who served in the Vietnam War. (more...)

2017/18 Professional Training Institute Ensemble Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble, an advanced actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble includes Elliott Brotherhood, Juliana Garcia-Malacara-Flynn, Lindsay Gleason, Durran Goodwin Jr., Kamani Graham, Meguire Hennes, Nathan Kabara, Maricella Kessenich, Logan Muñoz, Bradley Nowacek, Reese Parish, Dominic Schiro, Payton Elizabeth Stovall, Kenyon Terrell, Saleaqua Winston, and Mainyia Xiong.  These sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in a capstone summer performance where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

The Spotlight Shines on Women in War in New Production of A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017

Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions announced today that a new production of Shirley Lauro's A Piece of My Heart will be produced this September in New York City. Brought to the stage by a female-driven cast and creative team, this production shines a light on the stories of the women who served in the Vietnam War. (more...)

BEYOND THE ETCHINGS to Play UNDER St. Marks This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Infinite Variety Productions will present Beyond the Etchings, a historical piece about the Vietnam War written by Vietnam Veteran Bob Staranowicz in collaboration with playwrights Ashley Adelman, Kelly Teaford, and Kelly Jones. (more...)

Immersive KPOP Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

In response to overwhelming demand and critical acclaim, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, extends the world premiere of KPOP until October 21. KPOP is a high-octane immersive event that audiences a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Broadway Vet and Acclaimed Actress Novella Nelson Dies at 77
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that acclaimed actress and Broadway vet Novella Nelson died on Friday, September 1st at the age of 77.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Kaitlyn Harrington on connecting with ELEEMOSYNARY at Rollins College
by Kimberly Moy - Oct 27, 2017

Eleemosynary is now a word I use in my daily vocabulary after learning about this play at Rollins College's Fred Stone Theatre. Written by Lee Blessing, it is the story of three strong women with distinct character traits. I had a chance to chat with student director Kaitlyn Harrington about her process and about ELEEMOSYNARY. (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, Premieres Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

Oral History of Vietnam War 'IN THEIR FOOTSTEPS' to Play UNDER St. Marks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Infinite Variety Productions will present the World Premiere of In Their Footsteps, a docudrama written by Ashley Adelman, Kelly Teaford, and Caroline Peters based on the oral testimonies of women who served in the Vietnam War. (more...)

RECKLESS By Craig Lucas Comes to 4th Wall Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for Reckless, the classic American, dark holiday comedy by Craig Lucas. This reimagining of the company's 2010 Houston production once again stars Kim Tobin-Lehl as the put-upon protagonist, Rachel, and features a strong ensemble cast including former Alley Theatre company member John Feltch; 4th Wall favorites Jennifer Dean and Nick Farco; and Deborah Hope, Kathleen Teodoro, and Zac Kelty in their 4th Wall debuts. Directed by Philip Lehl, Reckless previews November 30th and runs December 1st - 16th at STUDIO 101, Spring Street Studios. (more...)

BWW Review: A PIECE OF MY HEART Encapsulates War's Horror
by Juan Michael Porter II - Nov 3, 2017

When Eliza McKelway picks up her guitar to sing one last song at the opening of the Vietnam War Memorial, a well spring of hope is unleashed. (more...)

THE COVER OF LIFE Coming Spring 2018 to The Gene Frankel Theater
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 (more...)

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Annual Gala Raises Record Amount as it Honors Suzanne and James Mellor
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

381 guests filled the Island Hotel in Newport Beach for Laguna Playhouse's annual fundraising gala. This year's event, themed Theatre Changes Lives, raised a record $600,000 in support of the Playhouse's mission to enrich lives through the magic of live theatre, to provide educational opportunities for children and adults, and to create experiences that stimulate cultural and social interaction and inspire our community. Proceeds from the event help cover the operating costs of the 96-year old icon, one of the oldest continuing operating theaters west of the Mississippi.  Within the funds raised that evening, $90,000 was raised for the Suzanne and James Mellor Laguna Playhouse Tribute Fund, which will provide theatre experiences for youth by providing tickets to performances and to cover the cost of transporting youth groups to the theatre. (more...)

Unity Theatre presents a Fun Farce with LEADING LADIES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Unity Theatre brings you the hilarious comedy, Leading Ladies, on the Main Stage from June 1 - June 18, 2017. (more...)

CRYSTAL BUSH Brings Humanity To Hollywood Fringe Starring In 17th FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Actress Crystal Bush brings an emotional tale of humanity to the stage starring in Katie Letien's new play, 17th FLOOR, as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival with five premiere performances beginning June 2nd. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Leads Off Season 35 at Roxy Regional Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2017

Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre to Launch 35th Season with L. Frank Baum Musical Classic THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

???????The Roxy Regional Theatre, Clarksville's oldest live theatre and only professional theatre, unveiled its upcoming 'Season 35: Discover the World Behind the Curtain' at a fundraiser last Friday evening at the home of arts supporters Mark, Ricki, John Mark and Will Holleman. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 22, 2017
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… (more...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Club presents Fringe Scholarship Selection UNSPOKEN
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Los Angeles Drama Club, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit organization presents a diverse cast of 11 actors to stir the stage this June with the World Premiere of UNSPOKEN: Shakespeare's Personae in Peril by award-winning playwright, Blaire Baron.  Special press preview Saturday, June 3 at 4:00 to 5:00 PM (PST) at the Underground Theatre in Hollywood.  Production dates: 6/3 at 4:00 PM, 6/9 at 9:00 PM, 6/11 at 7:00 PM, 6/17 at 5:30 PM.  For more information, please visit:www.LosAngelesDramaClub.com. (more...)

LA Drama Club's UNSPOKEN: SHAKESPEARE'S PERSONAE IN PERIL to Play Hollywood Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Los Angeles Drama Club, a local nonprofit organization presents a diverse cast of 11 actors to stir the stage this June with the World Premiere of UNSPOKEN: Shakespeare's Personae in Peril by award-winning playwright, Blaire Baron. (more...)

Wellesley Repertory Theatre Presents A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

On Monday, June 4, Wellesley Repertory Theatre (WRT) will host a special performance at 7pm to honor those who have served with free tickets for veterans. (more...)

LA DRAMA CLUB Presents World Premiere UNSPOKEN in Hollywood Fringe Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Phoenix Best, Ta'Nika Gibson and Zonya Love to Star in All-New DREAMGIRLS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars is excited to introduce the cast for its upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE DIGEST in Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Mar 1, 2018

It's a busy weekend around the capitol city with an opening at Town, closings at CCT, Chapin, and Trustus, and a limited engagement in the USC Lab! (more...)

First Look: PBS Premieres WEEKEND IN HAVANA WITH GEOFFREY BAER, 7/18
by TV News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Produced by WTTW Chicago, directed by Leo Eaton, co-written by Eaton and Geoffrey Baer, and produced by Donn Rogosin, Dan Soles and Hugo Perez, WEEKEND IN HAVANA WITH GEOFFREY BAER premieres Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 8:00-9:00 p.m. (more...)

First Look: PBS Premieres WEEKEND IN HAVANA WITH GEOFFREY BAER, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Produced by WTTW Chicago, directed by Leo Eaton, co-written by Eaton and Geoffrey Baer, and produced by Donn Rogosin, Dan Soles and Hugo Perez, WEEKEND IN HAVANA WITH GEOFFREY BAER premieres Today, July 18, 2017, 8:00-9:00 p.m. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY, SUMMER & More Earn San Diego Craig Noel Nominations
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. (more...)

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT Explores Women of 1930's Germany at Stage Too!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT speaks directly with a warning for today. Set during and after the Third Reich, a stylistic, surrealistic play inspired by interviews with German Gentile women. The play sweeps from their teen years through adulthood during the Holocaust and beyond. The Nazi Regime impacts the women's lives as they struggle over work, religion, marriage and motherhood. Making overwhelmingly hard choices, they survive or succumb to Hitler's Reign and are changed forever. A sylistic, surrealistic play. Minimal set. Minimal props. An unconventional timeframe that jumps a chronological order. (more...)

New Perspectives in Association with Lincolnshire One Venues Presents FINDING NANA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Set in a seaside hotel of halcyon childhood summers, this autobiographical play by award-winner Jane Upton journeys back to find a beloved Nana before she forgot who she was. Finding Nana was first seen at the Pleasance Courtyard at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, and now embarks on a tour of village halls and theatre studio spaces. Stacey Evans (Wolves are Coming for You, Pentabus) stars in this one-woman show. (more...)

Actors Reaching Out Presents HARRY-OKE: A HOGWARTS CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Actors Reaching Out in Harry-oke: A Hogwarts Cabaret on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 9:30pm. Celebrate a magical evening with your favorite characters from Hogwarts! Wizards, witches, muggles, and more have gathered for an open mic night! You never know what these characters might conjure up for their adoring fans. (more...)

BWW Previews: MIDLANDS THEATRE WINTER/SPRING PREVIEW at Columbia, SC
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jan 11, 2018

A sneak peek at the next 6 months of Midlands theatre! (more...)

UofSC Theatre Presents A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

The University of SC Department of Theatre and Dance will present A Piece of My Heart, Shirley Lauro's riveting drama depicting the experiences of servicewomen during the Vietnam War, March 1-4 at the Lab Theatre.  (more...)

New Block of Tickets Released for Immersive KPOP Run This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Due to popular demand, Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, has released a new block of tickets and has added performances (September 16 & 30 at 3pm) to the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

The Spotlight Shines on Women in War in New Production of A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Little Spoon, Big Spoon Productions announced today that a new production of Shirley Lauro's A Piece of My Heart will be produced this September in New York City. Brought to the stage by a female-driven cast and creative team, this production shines a light on the stories of the women who served in the Vietnam War. (more...)

Debra Whitfield's FIRE, About Triangle Waist Company Disaster, to Premiere Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Chatillion Stage Company presents the world premiere of the new play FIRE written by Debra Whitfield (Duck Sauce Can Be Dangerous). (more...)

Vietnam's Unsung Female Heroes Take Center Stage In Shirley Lauro's A PIECE OF MY HEART At The Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

???????Although nearly 15,000 women served in Vietnam during the war, at that time there was little to no media coverage about these unsung heroes' experiences and sacrifices, or their homecomings and readjustment difficulties. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for A PIECE OF MY HEART
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

A Piece of My Heart is a powerful ensemble drama based on true stories from the women who served during the Vietnam War. The play portrays their lives before, during, and after the war; exploring the realities of war and the emotional, mental, and physical aftereffects of that experience. A Piece of My Heart has been produced over a thousand times since premiering at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1991 and has been the recipient of the Kittredge Foundation Award and the Barbara Deming Prize for Women Playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: MADE TO DANCE IN BURNING BUILDINGS Comes To Joe's Pub On 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings by Anya Pearson is an explosive mix of poetry, theatre, and violent and visceral contemporary dance, which poses the question: how do we heal from trauma? (more...)

SUPERIOR DONUTS Makes KC Area Premiere At Olathe Civic Theatre Association
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Olathe Civic Theatre Association (OCTA) continues its 2017-2018 season with Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County. With Superior Donuts, Letts shifts from the highly charged physical tone and dark humor of his previous works, but retains his contemporary flavor with a lighter touch to address complex social issues. OCTA's stage will transform into a Chicago donut shop for the three-weekend run of this KC area premiere April 6-22. (more...)

Photo Flash: MADE TO DANCE IN BURNING BUILDINGS Comes to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings by Anya Pearson played to a sold-out house at Joe's Pub on Tuesday, April 24 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Infinite Variety Productions to Present BEYOND THE ETCHINGS at The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade in association with Infinite Variety Productions will present a special Memorial Day performance of Beyond the Etchings, directed by Jessica Schechter, on Monday, May 29 at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) at 8pm. (more...)

Quinn Tierney Vaira Stars In MARILYN/GOD In The Roxy Regional Theatre's Theotherspace
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

???????The year is 1962.  Marilyn Monroe has just died and faces her audition -- for heaven.  The judges: her thirteen aborted babies.  Will she enter through the Pearly Gates? (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for A PIECE OF MY HEART at ShenanArts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

A Piece of My Heart is a powerful ensemble drama based on true stories from the women who served during the Vietnam War. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Anya Pearson's MADE TO DANCE IN BURNING BUILDINGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Made to Dance in Burning Buildings by Anya Pearson is an explosive mix of poetry, theatre, and violent and visceral contemporary dance, which poses the question: how do we heal from trauma? (more...)

Photo Flash: SUPERIOR DONUTS Makes KC Area Premiere At Olathe Civic Theatre Association
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2018

Olathe Civic Theatre Association continues its 2017-2018 season with Superior Donuts by Tracy Letts, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County. With Superior Donuts, Letts shifts from the highly charged physical tone and dark humor of his previous works, but retains his contemporary flavor with a lighter touch to address complex social issues. OCTA's stage will transform into a Chicago donut shop for the three-weekend run of this KC area premiere April 6-22. (more...)

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