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by TV News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
Triple Tigers Records recording artists GONE WEST, featuring Colbie Caillat, today released the video for “What Could've Been”, which premiered yesterday at People. Directed by Patrick Tracy, and filmed in Franklin, TN at the “Fork Inn” of Big East Fork Valley in the beautiful landscape of the Tennessee Hills, the video features the band's two couples acting out the “before” and “after” of a broken romance and its heartbreak.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of White Noise written by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jaki Bradley.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Sep 27, 2019
Our national obsession with property prices has a long history. Back in 1989, Stephen Jeffreys targeted the seismic social and financial changes of the decade with his play Valued Friends. A caustic commentary on Thatcher's Britain and the explosion of property prices, it was a hit when it premiered in 1989 at the Hampstead Theatre and earned Jeffreys Most Promising Playwright awards from both the Critics' Circle and Evening Standard. Michael Fentiman's brand new production at Kingston's Rose Theatre is the first revival of the play in thirty years and bristles with nostalgia, yet lacks real substance.
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
The 32nd Annual Virginia Film Festival will feature a deep and diverse program of more than 150 films, including some of the hottest titles on the festival circuit today, and an array of special guests from throughout the industry, and from across the globe. This year's lineup includes award-winning actor, writer, and director Ethan Hawke, noted actor Ann Dowd, international bestselling author John Grisham, actor Dennis Christopher, acclaimed filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu - plus more than 100 filmmakers in all.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Get a first look at Stephen Jeffreys' Valued Friends directed by Michael Fentiman.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents the West Coast premiere of White Noise written by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jaki Bradley.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Saudade Theatre, the first Portuguese theatre company in the United States, presents the World Premiere of My Favorite Suicide, written and directed by acclaimed Portuguese playwright Mickaël de Oliveira, in a coproduction with Lisbon-based theatre company Colectivo 84. My Favorite Suicide is an apocalyptic play that pits society and nature against each other, in which one extreme situation is debated in context of another, even more extreme circumstance. Performances of My Favorite Suicide will run from Friday, October 18 through Sunday, November 3, 2019, at 905 Cole Theatre at Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop in Hollywood, CA. For more information and tickets please visit https://www.saudadetheatre.org/my-favorite-suicide.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Following their sold-out show last spring, Helane Blumfield, Lynda Rodolitz, Peggy Schwartz and Deborah Zecher bring their cabaret show FOUR WOMEN, FOUR STORIES' back to Don't Tell Mama on Wednesday, September 18 at 7 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Following last month's smash opening, ScoBar Entertainment has announced that PIANO BAR LIVE! the interactive streaming Piano Bar experience will return to The Duplex for two more shows, Sundays, September 15 and 22 at 6:30pm. Joining host extraordinaire, Michael McAssey at the keys, on September 15, will be Daniel Dunlow, Maggie Wirth, Andre Montgomery, Peter Saxe - Saxe in the City and Bianca DiSarro. THERE IS NO COVER CHARGE for PIANO BAR LIVE! just a two-drink minimum.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Russell Fischer (the DooWop Project, Broadway's Jersey Boys) and MAC and Bistro Award winner Sierra Rein have joined the cast of IndieWorks Theatre Company's (Christopher Michaels, Producing Artistic Director), Saxe and the City: The Music & Lyrics of Peter Saxe, with direction by Christopher Michaels and music direction by Jonathon Lynch and Peter Saxe.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Come join Fort Wayne Youtheatre in opening their 85th season with Wind in the Willows. a?oeTake the adventure, heed the calla?? and come join Loyal Mole, Cultured Ratty, Gruff Mr. Badger and Impulsive Mr. Toad in the Wild Woods as Youtheatre premieres our adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's classic novel. This exhilarating story takes our four friends from the Wild Wood to the Wide World as they boat on the river, join Mr. Toad on a crazy motor car chase that lands him in jail and fight to save Toad Hall from evil weasels.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
When the late Stephen Jeffreys' award-winning comedy Valued Friends opened at the Hampstead Theatre in 1989, one or two critics, suspicious of its brilliant structure and well-crafted narrative, declared it a?oesafea?? and a?oeold-fashioned' - by which they meant that the London fringe, or alternative, theatre had gone soft.
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Pop TV today announced that it has renewed its highly praised series FLORIDA GIRLS for a second season. FLORIDA GIRLS, which debuted in July to rave reviews, is an unapologetically bold comedy inspired by the life of creator and star Laura Chinn (“The Mick”) about four friends who are making the most out of life while living below the poverty line in Clearwater, Fla.
by TV News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Neil Patrick Harris, Keeley Hawes, Stephen Fry, Tracy Ann Oberman, Shaun Dooley, Omari Douglas, Callum Scott Howells and Lydia West also star in the 5-part series charting the joy and heartbreak of four friends during a decade in which everything changed
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
This fall, Crow's Theatre raises the curtain on their biggest season to date, presenting an unmissable pairing of shows produced in partnership with two of the city's most enterprising independent theatre companies. As the pace of life accelerates and our day-to-day interactions, our lives, even art itself is moved into the ephemeral digital realm, Crow's Theatre's season-opening shows invite audiences to slow down, gather in the dark, and enjoy two distinct productions that celebrate the live experience.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
FOURPLAY written by Katie Lee is the story of four friends, enjoying a few quiet drinks together on a Friday night and sharing their own salacious and scandalous personal sex stories. The show stars Sasha Kerdel, Peter Bevin, Matt Tester, Clare Regan and is on at The Butterfly Club. As they each reminisce about their own embarrassing 'sexcapades', they come to realise that we all have those sexual moments we wish we could forget, but at the end of the day, WE ALL LOVE SEX!
by Don Grigware - Oct 14, 2019
Filipe Valle Costa is the founder and co-artistic director of the Saudade Theatre, the first and only Portuguese theatre in Los Angeles to translate Portuguese playwrights into English. The company will soon open My Favorite Suicide on October 18. Filipe, tell our readers about Saudade Theatre. Most importantly, as the first and only Portuguese theatre in the US, how has it made a difference for the Portuguese and our American culture? FVC: Well, that is the key right there. Saudade Theatre is the first and only Portuguese theatre company in the US, and as such, it's our mission to develop original and thought-provoking work grounded in the Portuguese experience. I never wanted Saudade to be a 'museum' theatre company. In other words, it is not our goal to grow a company that merely presents an American audience with a Portuguese story, or our history straight from the history books. As Portuguese immigrants having
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Nov 6, 2019
STMANIS - the theater club of BINUS University - will debut a new play SEMAYAM on November 29th at BINUS University Kampus Anggrek. This show will be their 54th production.  STMANIS has also teamed up with an NGO (non-governmental organization) as part of the show's social campaign.
by Alan Portner - Jun 26, 2019
Jukebox musicals have become a too dominant form both on Broadway and for its touring cousins. The music is familiar and audiences flock to relive old favorites. "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" playing this week at Starlight Theatre is one of the best of this form. It is very entertaining and works very well on KC's huge, outdoor, crown venue.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Omaha Performing Arts invites fans of Broadway's HAMILTON to celebrate the production in Omaha before the show arrives to the Orpheum Theater stage this fall. OPA will host Hamiltunes: An American Singalong at the Orpheum's Slosburg Hall at 7:00 PM Monday, July 22, 2019. Registration for the free event is open now through July 12 at OmahaPerformingArts.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
Since the beginning of time, mankind has used theatre as a way to escape. Whether it be from the stress of work, the absurdity of the news cycle, or the monotony of everyday life, from a seat on the aisle, your troubles can disappear at the theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
This July, Festival of Audacity makes Birmingham the stage for brave and audacious activist art. Driven by the belief that art should be brought to the people, the festival programme doesn't take place in exclusive venues, but in everyday spaces like National Express buses, New Street Station, and Rotunda Square, Bullring. Members of the public get the chance to experience for free, a multidisciplinary arts festival programme, which contains theatre, spoken word, installation art, dance, VR, film, music, interactive workshops and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019
A fictional account based on true events, Kemp Powers' One Night in Miami..., presented by Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, produced by special
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Black Button Eyes Productions launches its 2018-19 season with the Chicago premiere of GHOST QUARTET, an intriguing and entertaining song cycle by Dave Malloy, directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW, debuting FRIDAY, AUG. 2 (11:00-11:30 p.m. ET/PT), is a narrative series set in a limitless magical reality full of dynamic, hilarious characters and celebrity guests. The show presents sketches performed by a core cast of black women, including creator Robin Thede, Ashley Nicole Black, Gabrielle Dennis and Quinta Brunson. Thede executive produces, writes and stars and Issa Rae (Emmy® and Golden Globe nominee for HBO's “Insecure”) executive produces. 
by Emily McClanathan - Jul 22, 2019
Dave Malloy's staged song cycle GHOST QUARTET is a madcap romp through seven centuries of mythology, folk tales, gothic horror stories, murder ballads, and more. Described in the lyrics as a 'circular story,' the nonlinear plot follows four friends through interweaving stories that include two sisters in a murderous love triangle, a modern-day subway platform homicide, and retellings of Arabian Nights and Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. Malloy's musical influences are as eclectic as his literary sources, and fans will recognize many of the styles present in his best-known work, the Tony Award-winning NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Black Button Eyes Productions launches its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere ofGHOST QUARTET, an intriguing and entertaining song cycle by Dave Malloy, directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston, The Original Theatre Company and Karl Sydow today announce the first major UK revival of Stephen Jeffreys' Valued Friends, directed by Michael Fentiman. The production opens at Rose Theatre Kingston as part of their autumn season on 26 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 12 October.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that The Tale of Despereaux, a new musical, will join the 2019-20 season as its second special presentation solidifying the previously announced seven-show subscription season. Coming off a successful run at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it had its world premiere, The Tale of Despereaux, written and directed by PigPen Theatre Co. and co-directed by Marc Bruni, will begin previews at Berkeley Rep on Thursday, November 21, 2019 and run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Tickets will go on sale in early August exclusively to Berkeley Rep's 2019-20 season subscribers before being made available to the general public.
by Sean Fallon - Jul 1, 2019
On Saturday, June 29, I had the pleasure of seeing another first-rate production at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre in Berlin, CT, CALENDAR GIRLS. Based on a true story, this comedy is written by Tim Firth. As director, Kris McMurray continues to bring out the best in this stellar cast that includes many familiar faces within Connecticut Cabaret Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Underscore Theatre Company will present its 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. The 2020 Festival features full productions of eight new musicals, plus two pay-what-you-can staged readings and a showcase of 10-minute musicals. The Festival will be performed simultaneously on two stages from February 3 - 23, 2020 at The Edge Theater: the Broadway (5451 N. Broadway) and the Off Broadway (1133 W. Catalpa Ave.) in Chicago Edgewater neighborhood. Each full production will receive at least five performances during the Festival. Tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press 'Sneak Preview,' featuring a sampling of songs from the 2020 Festival, is Monday, February 3 at 8 pm.
by Stefani Chudnow - Jan 16, 2020
From January 17th until February 9th, Stagecrafters is putting on a production of the 1989 off-Broadway musical, Forever Plaid. Forever Plaid is a beloved story that takes you back in time on what Music Theatre International calls a 'goofy, 1950s nostalgia trip.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
The National Theatre today announces nine productions that will play on the South Bank in 2020-2021 alongside previously announced shows. These run alongside our international touring productions, three plays that will tour to multiple venues across the UK and a West End transfer. The NT also announces today that it will increase the quantity of low-price tickets on the South Bank by 25%, with 250,000 available across the year at £20 or less.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Keen Company is presenting the New York Premiere of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage.  LA Williams directs a cast that features Alfie Fuller, Jasminn Johnson, John-Andrew Morrision, Khiry Walker, and Sheldon Woodley.  The design team includes You-Shin Chen (scenic), Asa Benally (costumes), Oona Curley (lighting), and Lindsay Jones (original music & sound design). Casting is by Billy Hopkins Casting. Fran Rubenstein serves as Production Stage Manager and Drew Francis is the Production Manager.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced the cast for the New York Premiere of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage. LA Williams will direct a cast that features Prema Cruz, Alfie Fuller, John-Andrew Morrision, Khiry Walker, and Sheldon Woodley. The design team includes You-Shin Chen (scenic), Asa Benally (costumes), Oona Curley (lighting), and Lindsay Jones (original music & sound design). Casting is by Billy Hopkins Casting. Fran Rubenstein will serve as Production Stage Manager and Drew Francis will be the Production Manager.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
PuSh International Performing Arts Festival (PuSh) presents its 16th annual edition from January 21 to February 9, 2020 at various venues across the Lower Mainland. Featuring 27 works from 24 companies from nine countries a?" including six world premieres a?" the festival line-up is dedicated to creative risk-taking and dynamic interdisciplinary collaboration. PuSh 2020 is a poignant reminder of art's power to bring communities together and effect change.
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2019
Check out the London cast of Dave Malloy's Ghost Quartet, directed by Bill Buckhurst, performing Starchild. Video below!
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Stupid Cupid is Sarah Randall Hunt and Yaroslav Altunin's new original comedy web series about four friends creating a dating app in an effort to fix modern love. The episodes are based on hilarious true life dating stories.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 9, 2019
To stage the beloved cultural icon that is THE WIZARD OF OZ offers any theatre company a herculean challenge: one which requires stretching the imagination to the limits to create a universe where reality is redefined and fantasy is fulfilled. In short, it demands stunning stagecraft and brilliant artistic vision. And it is just that kind of theatrical magic which Maine State Music Theatre's new production co- directed by Marc Robin and Curt Dale Clark boldly and beautifully realizes.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 5, 2019
a?oeIn the musical they all learn that the thing they believe is missing is already inside of them. We all have within us everything we think we are deficient in a?" everything we need to become the person we are supposed to be.a?? Actor David Girolmo is speaking of the lesson his character, the Cowardly Lion, learns in the stage version of L. Frank Baum's iconic classic THE WIZARD OF OZ, which runs from August 7-24 in a spectacularly fantastical production co-directed by narc Robin and Curt Dale Clark at Maine State Music Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston, The Original Theatre Company and Karl Sydow today announce the full cast and creative team for the first major revival of Stephen Jeffreys' Valued Friends. Michael Fentiman directs Natalie Casey (Sherry), Ralph Davis (Scott), Sam Frenchum (Paul), Michael Marcus (Howard), Catrin Stewart (Marion) and Nicolas Tennant (Stewart). The production opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on 26 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 12 October.
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
HBO has renewed the sketch comedy series A BLACK LADY SKETCH SHOW for a second season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Nutley Little Theatre debuts the first show of the all- volunteer organization's 85th season with the opening of Significant Other, by Joshua Harmon, on September 13th in a performance benefitting Buddies of NJ, Inc. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of White Noise written by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Jaki Bradley.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Following their sold-out show last spring, Helane Blumfield, Lynda Rodolitz, Peggy Schwartz and Deborah Zecher bring their cabaret show FOUR WOMEN, FOUR STORIES' back to Don't Tell Mama on Wednesday, September 18 at 7 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Now & Then Creative Company kicks off their 3rd Season with Pluck the Day, a new play from accomplished Arizona playwright Kirt Shineman. The company has committed this season--in its entirety--to new plays by Arizona playwrights, in collaboration with Arizona actors, directors, dramaturgs, and designers. Audiences can expect readings, workshops (staged readings with scripts in hand), and premiere productions by some of Arizona's finest writers.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Tampa Repertory Theatre will inaugurate its ninth season with the Pulitzer-winning comedy-drama Dinner with Friends by Donald Margulies.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston, The Original Theatre Company and Karl Sydow today announce the full cast and creative team for the first major revival of Stephen Jeffreys' Valued Friends. Michael Fentiman directs Natalie Casey (Sherry), Ralph Davis (Scott), Sam Frenchum (Paul), Michael Marcus (Howard), Catrin Stewart (Marion) and Nicolas Tennant (Stewart). The production opens at Rose Theatre Kingston on 26 September, with previews from 20 September, and runs until 12 October.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 15, 2019
a?oeFor nearly forty years this story has given faithful service to the Young in Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashiona??..a?? These words from L. Frank Baum dance across the screen during the overture of MSMT's stunning new production of THE WIZARD OF OZ, reminding the audience of the perennial appeal of this beloved story. And as the curtain goes up, the audience is treated to arguably the largest, most lavish production in MSMT history with a cast of fifty (that includes twenty children and a dog), dazzling technical elements, staging and choreography to blow one away, and performances to melt the heart. a?oea??When I saw Marc Robin's production at the Fulton in 2016, I said, a?oeWe have to do this at MSMT. THE WIZARD OF OZ had not been on this stage since 1961, and it was time to give it a new life,a?? says Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark. Clark is one of the large panel, which also includes Marc Robin, Travis M. Grant, Carolyn Anne Miller, Susan Cella, Ian Knauer, and David Girolmo, who have come together in conversation with BWW's Maine Editor Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold in MSMT and BWW's final season collaboration of PEEK BEHIND THE CURTAIN at the Curtis Memorial Library on August 14th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Today Keen Company Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced his plans for the upcoming season, Keen's 20th