Exception to the Rule

Playwright Dave Harris's New York debut crackles with humor and suspense-confronting the tactics for surviving institutions that were not built for you. How do you make it through detention? In the worst high school in the city, six students are stuck in Room 111. They flirt. They fight. They tease. Should they follow the rules and stay put, or find an escape? Are the walls keeping them in, or are stronger forces at play?

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014
by Nathan Miller - Sep 29, 2012
The intimate MusicalFare Theatre on the Daemen College campus is one of Buffalo's premier theatres. MusicalFare never ceases to amaze with the way that they adapt notoriously big productions into their space. Chris Kelly's re-imagined production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man is no exception to the rule. Kelly's directorial vision reduces the set to a series of tables and chairs which can be rearranged to indicate a different location, as well as ladders, used primarily in the "Marian the Librarian" sequence. His reduced set, as well as his reduction of the cast to 16 performers, is an absolutely delectable choice. Gone is the flashiness and unnecessary spectacle of a huge production, and what remains is the heartfelt and charming tale, along with a little bit of the necessary "flashiness" from Prof. Harold Hill.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017
Get all the scoop on BULL, airing on CBS today, October 31, 2017!
by John Walker Ross - Oct 31, 2013
'Some force within myself would not be denied expression.' Vivien Leigh
by TV Scoop - Oct 30, 2018
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BULL, airing on CBS on Monday, November 19, 2018!
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
This fall, THIRTEEN's Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series Nature returns to PBS, presenting 16 new episodes this season featuring stories of heartbreak, struggle and survival in the natural world, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on PBS
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 25, 2013
Legendary front-man and songwriter for The Who, Pete Townshend talks about the state of desperation that led to his penning of one of the most unique and unclassifiable musical pieces of the 20th century with his rock opera TOMMY as part of a new special feature on the fully-loaded Super Deluxe Edition available now for pre-order.
by - Oct 17, 2017
Get all the scoop on BULL, airing on CBS on Tuesday, October 31, 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2017
While Eagle Theatre closes its latest production of Neil Lebute's hard hitting dramedy, THE SHAPE OF THINGS, a production of a different color waits in the wings, just in time for the Holidays.
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2017
MTV's most iconic franchise THE CHALLENGE is back again with the debut of an eight-week special event 'The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars.'
by TV News Desk - Nov 27, 2017
The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars tomorrow, Tuesday, November 28 at 10/9c.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
MTV's most iconic franchise THE CHALLENGE is back again with the debut of an eight-week special event 'The Challenge: Champs vs. Stars.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of BULL, airing on CBS on Monday, November 19, 2018!
by Jeff Davis - May 6, 2013
In the second act of Hit, currently playing at Hyde Park Theatre and produced by A Chick and A Dude Productions, the tough, dangerous Asher states that the identity of the hit man has changed over the years. No longer are hit men Italian goons who kowtow to an old guy by kissing his ring or conniving thugs making offers no one can refuse. That idea of the true identity of a hit man is the clear focus of Hit, the gritty, daring drama written by and starring Shanon Weaver, Co-Artistic Director of A Chick and A Dude. Hit effortlessly goes underneath the tough guy exterior and reminds us that even killers-for-hire have a heart and a moral compass. They too can feel love and compassion, and they too have families. They're just like us, and the notion that these sinister characters are human after all makes Hit all the more stimulating.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015
There may be many people writing fiction in the 'future tragedy' space, but few are able to make real connections with their readers. Clearly, author Bruce A. Shields, and his ongoing Pandemic Dawn series is the exception to the rule. Taking place in a near future where a virus has wiped out much of the world's population, and telling the story of a hero who tries to find his son as he faces off against incredible odds, Pandemic Dawn has become a best seller, both online and off. Recently, Shields announced he will be doing a book signing at Alabaster Corner in Tawas City, Michigan on May 23rd, 2015, and is encouraging local fans to come out and say hello. 'It's always great to meet my readers,' commented Shields. 'They are some of the most wonderful people in the world, and without their support there wouldn't be a Pandemic Dawn!' According to the author, in addition to the book signing he will also be a reading a chapter from his latest book, giving a brief artist talk, and taking the time to answer questions. Feedback for the series continues to be passionate. A recent Amazon customer remarked in a five star review, 'As a lover of sci-fi everything, it was good to see a different take on a post-apocalyptic world. It wasn't typical, predictable and it only made me want more. I very much enjoyed this book! This book is filled with surprise and conflict.' For more information be sure to visit http://www.bruceshields.us.
by Pat Cerasaro - May 22, 2014
Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the most revolutionary musicals of all time, COMPANY.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced the world premiere of Exception to the Rule, by Dave Harris, directed by Miranda Haymon. This production was part of the 2019 Roundabout Underground Reading Series and will begin performances on April 30, 2020.
by Melissa Hall - May 1, 2018
Indiana Repertory Theater closes its season with the slamming of the door, or rather many slamming doors, in Noises Off. I'll admit that farces don't tend to tickle my funny bone, but this one is an exception to the rule. It rises above the general stereotype of mistaken identities and slapstick (though there is plenty of both) by adding another brilliant layer. It is a play within a play, three acts and two intermissions packed with nonstop humor.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents a university production of EVERYBODY BLACK, by Dave Harris and directed by Steve Broadnax.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents a university production of EVERYBODY BLACK, by Dave Harris and directed by Steve Broadnax.
by David Green - Mar 6, 2012
There is much to like about Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show, which played at the beautiful McCallum Theatre for three sold out performances on March 2 and 3. Like so many others, I would have loved to have had the chance to witness the "real" Rat Pack hold court in the world famous Copa Room some fifty years ago and so I was greatly anticipating an evening that promised to deliver the next best thing. For the most part, it kept its promise.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2pm with John Steptoe's Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - An African Tale, performed by the Dallas Children's Theater on Tour. The series concludes with American Family Theater's Cinderella on May 20, 2012 at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents a university production of EVERYBODY BLACK, by Dave Harris and directed by Steve Broadnax.
by Veronica Bruscini - Mar 13, 2014
When Pawtucket's Gamm Theatre includes Shakespeare on its season schedule, audiences know the production will meet and exceed all expectations. The company's current offering - MACBETH - is no exception to the rule. This superior staging cuts to the very core of the narrative, delving into characters' motivations and focusing on the import and resonance of Shakespeare's exquisite language.
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 27, 2015
Bottom line? If you have an opportunity to check out one of the four remaining performances at Wolf Trap this weekend, it is worthwhile to do so.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company announces Rewards By Roundabout offering an opportunity for all Roundabout customers to earn points to see more of the company's Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, for free. Enrollment begins today; eligible tickets can be purchased for shows in Roundabout's 2019-2020 season, including The Rose Tattoo and Scotland, PA, which go on sale Friday, July 19.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company has announce the newest addition to its artistic team: Directing Fellow Cristina Angeles. Angeles is the fourth Roundabout Directing Fellow; this season she will assist on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, work with the theatre's artistic team as a script reader, and use Roundabout's resources to develop her own projects.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the newest addition to the artistic team: Directing Fellow Cristina Angeles. Angeles is the fourth Roundabout Directing Fellow; this season she will assist on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, work with the theatre's artistic team as a script reader, and use Roundabout's resources to develop her own projects.
by John Walker Ross - Jun 18, 2014
Holly George-Warren's A Man Called Destruction is the first full-length biography of Alex Chilton...
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 1, 2018
Today's subject Eleanor Todd is currently living her theater life as the understudy for all of the female roles in Shakespeare Theatre Company's (STC) production of Camelot. It runs through July 8th at STC's Sydney Harman Hall space.
by Review Roundups - Jul 31, 2016
The first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS, returns to Broadway tonight at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2013
A&E Network has lassoed its newest original real life series 'Rodeo Girls' (working title) from The Weinstein Company. Pre-production has commenced on the network's eight one-hour episode order. The announcement was made today by David McKillop, Executive Vice President of Programming for A&E Network and BIO Channel.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
The rumors percolating since summer on fansites, Reddit boards and Twitter were finally confirmed last night when, at midnight EST, an album entitled Better Oblivion Community Center by Better Oblivion Community Center appeared on DSPs, shortly followed by a live performance of 'Dylan Thomas' on the Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018
Southwest Shakespeare Company (SSC), Arizona's only classical theatre, continues to bring new and exciting ideas to the stage all while remaining true to each play's original form. The company's upcoming production of Romeo and Juliet is no exception to the rule and the tragic story of young love, torn apart by power and hate, will be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016
Following the record-breaking inaugural edition of Road to ULTRA Singapore in September 2015, ULTRA Worldwide now confirms the launch of a full-scale, two-day festival for Singapore in 2016!
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 7, 2013
After more than three decades away, Reed Birney made a well-deserved return to the Broadway stage when Roundabout's production of Picnic opened earlier this month. He plays Howard Bevans, the small-town businessman who gets entangled with "old-maid schoolteacher" Rosemary Sydney (Elizabeth Marvel). Between his 1977 Broadway debut inGemini and his current turn as Howard, Birney found himself working off-Broadway. He gained critical acclaim for his work-particularly for his portrayal of the violent Ian in Sarah Kane's Blasted at SoHo Rep, a departure from his customary "nice-guy" roles. The New York Times chronicled Birney's career in their January 3rd article, Actor Ages into His Broadway Comeback.
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Vanek - Feb 2, 2017
Jess here.  In my very first article I wrote about what makes a good show.  One of the points that was brought up included the importance of having a cohesive ensemble (and by ensemble, I mean the entire cast). I had the pleasure of seeing these words come to life on stage this past week.  I saw two high school theatre productions, each perfectly demonstrating the role a cohesive ensemble plays in taking a show to the next level.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents a university production of EVERYBODY BLACK, by Dave Harris and directed by Steve Broadnax.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
The National Tour of Falsettos celebrated its official opening in Dallas this week! Let's see what the critics have to say!
by Michael Mulhern - Dec 30, 2011
When we actors are starting out, we have to pay our dues, whether it's performing in dinner theatres, amusement parks, or cruise ship entertainment. This company, however, is an exception to the rule and brings a humble professionalism on and off the stage that is quite refreshing.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to announce the eighth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new works written and directed by emerging artists, as well as post-show receptions. The Reading Series will feature new works by Aaron Carter, Emily Feldman, Dave Harris, Jonathan Spector and Sanaz Toossi.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017
See all the listings for upcoming events in December and January from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
While gun control continues to be a talked about topic, Unique Messengers is not only joining the conversation, but singing about it. This musical group is on a mission to deliver 'music with a message' and their latest single, 'Give up That Gun,' is no exception to the rule.
by Jeff Davis - Aug 4, 2013
If there's any lesson to be learned from the slapstick musical Bugsy Malone, now playing at Sam Bass Community Theatre, it's that gangsters are adorable. Who knew? Armed with some silly string guns and custard pies, Bugsy Malone softens the gangster genre to cute, sweet, and fun family entertainment.
by Guest Blogger: Tim McArthur - Apr 5, 2013
So here I am sat in a classroom at the University of Cumbria in the relatively small city of Carlisle, close to Hadrian's Wall, about to embark on a new theatrical journey - I have seven weeks to direct the genius that is Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music" with nineteen 21-year-olds.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2012
Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2011-2012 Target FamilyFun series on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 2pm with John Steptoe's Mufaro's Beautiful Daughters - An African Tale, performed by the Dallas Children's Theater on Tour. The series concludes with American Family Theater's Cinderella on May 20, 2012 at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Las Vegas You Might Have Missed 4/14 - Broadway @ Series and More!
by Jessica Vanek - Apr 11, 2017
Jess here. Las Vegas is known for its groundbreaking entertainment and risky performances. The production I just saw of HAND TO GOD at the newly-opened Majestic Repertory Theatre is no exception to the rule. This show was undoubtedly the funniest work I have ever seen, thanks to the actors and director, Troy Heard. HAND TO GOD follows Jason, a troubled teenage boy with a strange connection to his homemade puppet. Jason struggles to please his recently widowed mother who has put together a daily 'Puppet Practice' group in the basement of a local Texas Lutheran Church. Things slowly start to spiral out of control when Jason's puppet, Tyrone, seems to develop a sinister mind of his own. Chaos and consequences ensue, as Jason and Tyrone ultimately go wild.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
PlayPenn, the new play development organization which assisted in the development of the Tony Award-winning international hit OSLO by J.T. Rogers, has announced their 2019 New Play Development Conferenceplays and writers, which will constitute the inaugural class of Haas Fellows.