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Listen: Bryan Cranston, Raúl Esparza & More Appear in BANNED TOGETHER: AN ANTI-CENSORSHIP PODCAST by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 20, 2022

The right to free speech is being threatened, now more than ever. To raise awareness of the dangers of censorship for the theatre industry, the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund is presenting a special podcast, available to download now through September 24 in conjunction with Banned Books Week. Listen here!

Playwrights Announced For The 2022 Bill And Judy Garrett Finish Line Commission by A.A. Cristi - Oct 13, 2022

Cygnet Theatre announces its return to in-person readings for The Bill and Judy Garrett Finish Line Commission in 2022. In partnership with the UCSD MFA Playwriting Program, the commission supports Cygnet's commitment to new theatrical works, written by groundbreaking local playwrights as well as nationally recognized playwrights.

Sundance Makes First Program Announcement for the 2023 Festival by Michael Major - Oct 12, 2022

The From the Collection section brings archival screenings back into focus as part of the Sundance Film Festival for audiences to explore and rediscover the films that have shaped the heritage of both Sundance Institute and independent storytelling. To address the specific preservation risks posed to independent film.

American Blues Theater to Present 21st Annual Production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2022

American Blues Theater has announced its 21st Annual Production of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! will run November 23 – December 23, 2022 at Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, November 27 at 2:30pm.

Review: THE LAST LAUGH, Tabard Theatre by Gary Naylor - Nov 17, 2022

Brimming with ideas, Richard Harris's play never forgets that its first obligation is to entertain

Art Center Sarasota's New Exhibitions Include Works by Alexandra Hammond, Jason Hackenwerth, and More! by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2022

Art Center Sarasota’s 2022-2023 exhibition season continues with four exhibits, December 8-January 21. Learn more about the lineup here!

SLAP&TICKLE Immersive Theatrical Experience is Coming to The Eagle NYC This Spring by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 9, 2023

Boundless Theater's New York premiere of Slap&Tickle, a thought-provoking, comedic, and sensual play written by David James Parr will be presented as an immersive theatrical experience at The Eagle NYC.

ArtsEmerson Announces 2022/23 Season by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2022

ArtsEmerson has announced its 2022/23 Season, featuring seven live in-person events. The new season continues ArtsEmerson's commitment to international work with an emphasis on uplifting marginalized voices by supporting the presentation and development of work created by artists of color.

Amas Musical Theatre Reveals Winners of Fifth Annual Eric H. Weinberger Award For Emerging Librettists by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2023

 Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) has announced the recipients of the fifth Eric H. Weinberger Award for Emerging Librettists, a juried cash and production grant given annually to support the early work and career of a deserving musical theatre librettist.

EXIT Theatre Reveals Line-Up For 2023 San Francisco Fringe Festival by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2023

EXIT Theatre has announced the fifteen indie theater companies that will be presented at the 32nd annual San Francisco Fringe Festival from August 10th through August 26th, 2023.

Dario Fo's ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST Opens In Charlottesville by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2022

Live Arts Theater's 2021/22 reIGNITE Season closes with Dario Fo's hilarious political farce ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST in a translation by Jon Laskin and Michael Aquilante, directed by Live Arts Artistic Director Susan E. Evans. ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST will have 12 performances, May 20 through June 5, at Live Arts Theater, 123 E. Water Street, in Charlottesville.

MUSE/IQUE to Present THE DUKE at Skirball Cultural Center and Huntington Library This Month by Blair Ingenthron - May 14, 2023

MUSE/IQUE honors Duke Ellington in performances entitled THE DUKE: Ellington as America's Ultimate Renaissance Man, conducted by Artistic and Music Director Rachael Worby, Sunday, May 21, 7:30 pm at the Skirball Cultural Center in West Los Angeles and Wednesday, May 24, 7:30 pm at the Huntington Library in San Marino.

BWW Review: DOM JUAN, The Vaults by Cindy Marcolina - May 13, 2022

Rakes never go out of style. They are especially in fashion these days, with the likes of “capital R rake” Anthony Bridgerton being the latest gateway fantasy of millions across the world. Now, one of the most famous libertines has taken up debauched shop at The Vaults

Moliere In The Park's English Language World Premiere Of TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE Opens Tonight by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 11, 2023

Molière in the Park's English language world premiere of Molière's TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE opens tonight!

Review: INDECENT at Austin Playhouse reminds us of the transformative power of theater by Sabrina Wallace - May 10, 2023

Indecent at the Austin Playhouse is the kind of play that makes you fall in love with theater all over again. Run to see a masterpiece that is staged to perfection and tells a story that is emotional, meaningful, and a ton of fun!

THE GREEN ROOM WITH NADIA BROWN to Premiere on Ovation TV by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022

Be An #ArtsHero/Arts Workers United has announced a partnership with Ovation TV, America’s premiere arts network, to debut The Green Room with Nadia Brown, a five-part original comedic journalism series celebrating and exploring the creative economy.

Mae West Drag Show Puts Queer Legacy On Trial in Experimental Theater Debut in A JURY OF OUR QUEERS by A.A. Cristi - Mar 29, 2022

Mae West Drag Show Puts Queer Legacy On Trial in Experimental Theater Debut in A JURY OF OUR QUEERS, opening at Columbia University's Schapiro Theater.

Molière in the Park Presents TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2023

Molière in the Park, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, will present the English language world premiere of Molière’s TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE, reconstructed by Georges Forestier, translated by Maya Slater, and directed by Molière in the Park’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

Moliere In The Park Presents English Language World Premiere Of TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE by A.A. Cristi - Mar 20, 2023

Molière in the Park, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, will present the English language world premiere of Molière's TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE, reconstructed by Georges Forestier, translated by Maya Slater, and directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

Timberlake Wertenbaker, Travis Alabanza and Amy Trigg Join BURN IT DOWN at Stratford East by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022

Theatre Royal Stratford East announces the line-up of writers and directors for BURN IT DOWN, a series of six newly commissioned script-in-hand performances about urgent political issues. Each short play will be a stand-alone scrutiny, calling out injustice and interrogating the systems that wield power.

Review: FARM HALL, Jermyn Street Theatre by Cindy Marcolina - Mar 15, 2023

After Hitler’s death and the German defeat, the Führer’s top nuclear scientists are being held in the English countryside while the Pacific continues. With nothing to do but read redacted newspapers, skim through familiar books, and write censored letters, the six men wallow in their boredom, unaware that they’re being recorded.

Dick Cavett to Receive WGAE's Evelyn F. Burkey Award at 2022 Writers Guild Awards by Michael Major - Mar 14, 2022

In 1966, Cavett wrote and hosted the special, WHERE IT’S AT, produced by Bud Yorkin and Norman Lear. In 1968, Cavett was hired by ABC to host THIS MORNING, which was renamed THE DICK CAVETT SHOW and moved to prime time and then to late night, where it ran opposite THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON.

Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo Celebrate 200 Episodes of 'UNHhhh' Podcast by Michael Major - Mar 1, 2023

To commemorate this landmark accomplishment, photographic artist Franz Szony captured new artwork with Trixie and Katya against a background of green fabric traveling up their legs to form stunning gowns, symbolizing how the pair are masters of green screen comedy.   

Festival Of Cinema NYC to Return For Its 6th Year, Showcasing 124 Independent Films by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2022

Festival of Cinema NYC will return for its 6th year, as a live in-person 10-day event, August 5 - August 14. Taking place at the Regal UA Midway theater in Forest Hills, Queens, FOC NYC will showcase 124 independent films from more than 25 countries, with over 90 anticipated filmmakers to be in attendance.

BAM to Present New Restoration of Sara Gómez's ONE WAY OR ANOTHER This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2022

BAM will present a gorgeous new restoration of Afro-Cuban filmmaker Sara Gómez’s radical narrative-documentary hybrid One Way or Another (1974) examining the interplay of race, gender, and class in Castro’s Cuba.

Mary Beth Peil, A.J. Shively & More Join Jim Parsons Led A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE at Classic Stage Company by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2022

Classic Stage Company announced additional casting for A Man of No Importance. Joining the previously announced Jim Parsons in the production will be Alma Cuervo, Kara Mikula, Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil, Thom Sesma, Tony nominee A.J. Shively and more.

COMEDY UNLEASHED Will Embark on a National Tour in Autumn 2022 by Stephi Wild - Jul 18, 2022

Having consistently sold out shows in London for the past four and a half years, COMEDY UNLEASHED takes to the road this autumn. This rich mix of top comedians, who share a belief that no one should be censored, are set to bring their refreshing brand of humour to audiences across the UK from September through to November, on a whistlestop tour.

UTA Artist Space Presents New Exhibition of Videos From The Collection of Barbara Balkin Cottle & Robert Cottle by Grace Cutler - Jul 12, 2022

UTA Artist Space will present a new exhibition of video and audio work from the collection of Barbara Balkin Cottle & Robert Cottle. Featuring work by Bruce Nauman, Cory Arcangel, William E. Jones, Douglas Gordon & Oscar Tuazon, High Anxiety brings together iconic works, many being shown in Los Angeles for the first time.

Paula Vogel Issues Statement on INDECENT Cancellation at Florida High School by Blair Ingenthron - Jan 8, 2023

A student production of Paula Vogel’s acclaimed, Tony-nominated play INDECENT, was abruptly canceled by the administration of a public arts high school in Duval County, Florida last week.   The Duval County Public Schools cited what it described as “adult sexual dialogue” in the play’s portrayal of a same-sex love story as the reason for the cancellation of the production at the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts.

A STRANGE LOOP, Reneé Rapp & More Nominated For GLAAD Media Awards - Full List of Nominations! by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2023

& Juliet, Ain't No Mo, Kimberly Akimbo, A Strange Loop, Take Me Out, Better Nate Than Ever, High School Musical: the Musical: the Series, Trevor: the Musical, Reneé Rapp, Dove Cameron, Only Murders in the Building, and more were nominated for GLAAD Media Awards. Check out the complete list of nominations now!

VIDEO: HBO Shares ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED Trailer by Michael Major - Feb 27, 2023

ALL THE BEAUTY AND THE BLOODSHED is an epic, emotional, and interconnected story about internationally renowned artist and activist Nan Goldin told through her slideshows, intimate interviews, groundbreaking photography, archival family snapshots and rare footage of her personal fight to hold the Sackler family. Watch the video now!

ArtsEmerson Presents COINTELSHOW: A PATRIOT ACT, L.M. Bogad's Biting Political Satire by A.A. Cristi - Feb 17, 2023

ArtsEmerson, Boston's leading presenter of contemporary world theater and film and the professional presenting and producing organization of Emerson College, announced that Cointelshow: A Patriot Act will be available as a live virtual experience from March 8 – 12.

MoMA Announces The 18th TO SAVE AND PROJECT Festival Of Film Restoration by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2021

Running from January 13 to February 5, 2022, To  Save and Project: The 18th MoMA International Festival of Film Preservation includes more than 60 newly preserved features and shorts from 19 countries, many having world or  North American premieres and presented in original versions not seen since their initial  theatrical releases.

Review: MY SON THE WAITER at Theater J by David Friscic - Aug 9, 2022

One-person shows have long been a hallmark of the entertainment world and My Son, The Waiter --now playing at Theater J (the Edlavitch Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC) –continues the trend. This show is a pleasing mix of banter, anecdotes, and warmth. The world of the one-man show is alive and well.

Review: SOUTH PACIFIC, Sadler's Wells by Debbie Gilpin - Aug 5, 2022

The show is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific and made its Broadway debut in 1949; it is surprisingly progressive, despite its age, making it a relatively unproblematic revival. It also helps that it contains some of musical theatre’s most recognisable songs, including “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair”, “Some Enchanted Evening”, and “There Is Nothing Like a Dame”.

MONOLOGUES OF N WOMEN To Be Presented At Theatre Puget Sound, September 16- September 25 by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2022

Monologues of n Women is a new Chinese-American devised theatre work, comprised of eight stories that dissect the ordeals that many women have faced, such as sexual assault, unrealistic body standards, and the rigidity of societal expectations.

Loski Drops New Track 'G Lock' by Michael Major - Aug 26, 2022

Loski is back to business with new track ‘G Lock’. ‘G Lock’ finds Loski exploring his melodic bag, with his trademark wit & lyrical flow delivered with a yearning vocal. The official video is inspired by classic action thrillers and features some of your favourite influencers. Watch the new music video now!

Cast Announced For DISTINGUISHED VILLA at the Finborough Theatre by Stephi Wild - Aug 17, 2022

In a production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Kate O'Brien's ground-breaking 1926 drama Distinguished Villa opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 6 September 2022.

BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! National Tour at Eisenhower Theatre At The Kennedy Center by Ken Kemp - Apr 9, 2022

See what our critic had to think. This ain't your mama's Oklahoma! It ain't Rodgers and Hammerstein's, either. It's what you'd get if Andy Warhol and Robert Mapplethorpe dropped acid and decided to re-write a classic of musical theatre.

BLISS Comes to the Finborough Theatre in May by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2022

Written by Fraser Grace (Breakfast with Mugabe, RSC) and based on a short story by censored writer Andrey Platonov, Bliss tells the tragic yet heart-warming tale of a young couple trying to build a life against the odds in the aftermath of civil war.

Brooklyn Public Library and Friends of George's Will Receive 2023 Dramatists Legal Defense Fund Defender Awards by Stephi Wild - Apr 27, 2023

The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (DLDF) has announced the recipients of 2023 Defender Awards. By refusing to succumb to the banning of books and drag performances, both recipients are leaders in the fight against censorship and the repression of free speech that has overtaken parts of the country.

BWW Review: SEAGULL at Little Theatre, University Of Adelaide by Barry Lenny - Apr 26, 2022

This is the 2011 translation, replacing censored sections.

5Go Theatre Co. Present MISS MARGARIDA'S WAY  by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2022

5Go Theatre Co. have announced we will be doing more performances of our innovative production of Miss Margarida's Way by Roberto Athayde, starting with three at The Canal Café Theatre in May. 

Roxy Regional Theatre's Timeless Revival of SPRING AWAKENING Arrives Just When Tennessee Audiences Need It by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 19, 2023

We’ve been thinking about that 2012 legislation as we prepared to see Roxy Regional Theatre's 2023 production of Spring Awakening, the Tony Award-winning musical by Duncan Sheik and Stephen Sater, which is based on the play of the same name written in the late 19th century by playwright Frank Wedekin, in which he crafted an intricately plotted story of youthful suppression and the subsequent rebellion engendered by an appalling lack of open dialogue between “the adults” and “the children” that still today provides a provocative counterpoint to the nature of current social intercourse, proving the musical’s continued relevance, while underscoring its all-too-prescient message.

Art House Productions Presents 'Don't Say Other' Exhibition by Stephi Wild - Apr 19, 2023

Art House Productions (Executive Artistic Director Meredith Burns, Gallery Director Andrea McKenna) presents “Don’t Say Other” - an exhibition of new work by Diana Schmertz. The work will be exhibited in the Art House Gallery at 345 Marin Boulevard in Jersey City, May 6 through May 28, 2023. 

Review: MISS JULIE (AFTER STRINDBERG) at Goodwood Theatre And Studios by Barry Lenny - Apr 19, 2023

One of the finest performances on an Adelaide stage in a very long time

Fresh Takes Play Reading Of THE NEW GALILEOS Opens WAM's 2022 Season by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022

WAM Theatre begins its 13th season with a Fresh Takes Play Reading of The New Galileos by Amy Berryman (Walden Theaterworks Hartford & London's West End), directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian (WAM's Holy Laughter; Skeleton Crew at Huntington Theatre Co.) on Sunday, May 1, at 2pm at Berkshire Museum in Pittsfield and live streamed online.

ExPats Theatre Presents THE BODY OF A WOMAN AS A BATTLEFIELD by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2023

Expats Theatre will present the live stage production of The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield by French-Romanian writer Matéi Visniec opening Friday, April 28 at 7:30pm, and running until May 21 at Atlas Performing Arts Center.

Cast Announced For Moliere In The Park's English Language World Premiere of TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2023

Molière in the Park, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, has announced the cast for the English language world premiere of Molière's TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE, reconstructed by Georges Forestier, translated by Maya Slater, and directed by Molière in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

Cast Set for TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE English Language World Premiere at Moliere In The Park by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 10, 2023

Molière in the Park, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, has announced the full cast for the English language world premiere of Molière's TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE.


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