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by Shari Barrett - Sep 21, 2019
While I find Beckett's plays often too intensely intellectual for my comprehension, this was not the case with Irwin's seemingly effortless way of donning a bowler hat (or 2 or 3), juggling them until the perfect one is atop his head, and then going on to flop around the stage in his baggy pants and oversize shoes as a quintessential clown while explaining his interpretation of passages reflecting a?oethe noise of lifea?? in Beckett's a?oeText for Noting,a?? a?oeWatt,a?? a?oeWaiting for Godot,a?? a?oeEndgame,a?? and a?oeThe Unnamable.a?? It was an extraordinary evening of watching a master of the stage interpret the life and brilliance of a theatre legend.
by Virag Dombay - Sep 20, 2019
Presented by Flanagan Collective and Gobbleidgook Theatre in association with Brisbane Festival, Orpheus and Eurydice are two stand-alone works that re-tell an ancient Greek legend over two millennia old.
by Blair Howell - Sep 19, 2019
An exclusive BWW Q&A interview with Chris Massimine, the newly named Managing Director at Pioneer Theatre Company. 'PTC has such a brilliant reputation for top-tier work and first-class service, to both patrons and visiting artists alike. The company's artistic leadership in Karen Azenberg is second-to-none in my opinion,' he says.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Quartet 131 to play works by Schubert, Bloch, Dutilleux, and Beethoven on Thursday, October 3, 7:30 pm.MERKIN HALL, Kaufman Music Center. 129 West 67 Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
a?oeA play evolves,a?? says Gloria Bond Clunie, whose lively and touching stage adaptation of a?oeLast Stop on Market Street,a?? the Newbery Medal and Caldecott Honor book written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson, will have its West Coast premiere October 5, presented by Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Following the success of last year's nationwide schools tour, a specially staged version of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time will be seen by five secondary schools across Wolverhampton in partnership with the Wolverhampton Grand this Autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
The wait is finally over for the 10th anniversary of United Solo. With its most ambitious lineup yet, United Solo will once again unite solo performers from six continents in the heart of New York's theatre district. Over 130 productions will be presented at this year's United Solo, the largest festival of its kind in the world, celebrating its first decade of taking solo theatre to new heights. With up to five performances each day until November 24 at Theatre Row, this year's robust selection of one-person shows will attract thousands of theatregoers. Over 20 performances have sold out in advance, with more expected to follow. The festival will grant additional performance dates to its most popular productions. In addition to performances, United Solo also offers Master Classes with world-famous theatre creators and recognized experts, including acclaimed director Austin Pendleton, who will give his Master Class on October 8, with more Master Classes to follow.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
The LA based Night Dreamer is excited to announce the forthcoming release of their debut EP Treasure on October 11.   Treasure is the outcome of years of purposeful exploration and world-building, the merging of two divergent voices into one unified vision. The duo first discovered their ineffable chemistry back in early 2017, when Southern California-based musician Mindy Song and TheSmashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder met up for an experimental session at his studio in Chicago. 'I had no plan other than to just get together with Jeff and see where things might go,' says Song, a classically trained violinist and pianist. 'But then once we got going, it was an immediate explosion of sound and inspiration.'  Today the duo shares the EP's first single 'Another Life.'  The track showcases the band's penchant for crafting elegantly collaged elements of dream-pop and noise and sometimes heavy metal. The band note, ''Another Life' was one of the first songs we wrote as Night Dreamer while we were still finding our sound. It was inspired by the destruction of Mother Nature, government monitoring, AI technology and this scary strange world we live in. Sometimes makes you want to be a part of another life...'  The single premiered via Consequence Of Sound who say 'Schroeder's guitar echoes under ominous bass and reporting drums, an almost unsettling alternative marriage. It's Song's vocals, carefully veering between airy and strained textures,  that center the equilibrium as she sings,.' Night Dreamer shot a video for the track -- directed by John Isberg it was shot at an abandoned Air Force base.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 9/19/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Developed through more than 100 partnerships with 33 different countries represented, Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture today unveiled its core programme for the year, with the themes of landscape, language and migration. Galway 2020 will open with a free week-long festival of fire starting on Saturday 1 February 2020 moving through six towns and villages across Galway culminating in a spectacular Opening Ceremony in Galway City on Saturday 8 February 2020.
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2019
The Joffrey Ballet opens its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere of Cathy Marston's enthralling adaptation of the classic novel, Jane Eyre, presented at the Auditorium Theatre, 50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive, in 10 performances only, October 16-27, 2019. The 2019-20 season marks the Joffrey's final season at the Auditorium Theatre. The Company moves to the Lyric Opera House with the start of the 2020-2021 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
From the award-winning writer of Your Healing is Killing Me, blu, and The Panza Monologues, Virginia Grise returns to Tucson with Their Dogs Came with Them, a new play about the destruction and displacement of a Mexican-American community, roaming dogs, quarantines, earthmovers and ancient voladores.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Dominican violinist, Aisha Syed, returns to Carnegie Hall on October 10 at 8:30 PM, after her acclaimed sold-out performance at Weill Recital Hall in 2018. The performance, this time in Zankel Hall, is part of her Heritage World Tour which takes her to 11 countries across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
11-27 October, Pontine Theatre's co-directors, Greg Gathers & Marguerite Mathews, bring their unique approach to literary adaptation to Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1851 Gothic Romance, The House of the Seven Gables. Performances are Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm and Sundays at 2pm.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
The University of Michigan Museum of Natural History announced today it will open the second half of the museum, adding new exhibits and labs for visitors on Sunday, Nov. 10.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Canada will experience an infusion of contemporary Nordic culture in 2021 through Nordic Bridges, a year-long initiative taking place from coast-to-coast-to-coast fostering cultural exchange among the Nordic countries and Canada. Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, one of Canada's leading contemporary multidisciplinary arts and cultural centres, will curate and lead programming for Nordic Bridges with funding support provided by the Nordic Council of Ministers.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Fane have announced an Autumn programme packed with star names from the world of literature, podcasts, television and stage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Native Earth Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the 32nd annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance. This year's festival invites emerging, mid-career, and established Indigenous artists from across Turtle Island and Australia to develop and showcase contemporary theatre, dance, and multi-disciplinary creations on November 13 to 23, 2019 at Aki Studio (585 Dundas St East).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
a?oeHaving followed the issue closely since I wrote my first book about climate change, thirty years ago, I can say that we're in a remarkable moment, when, after years of languishing, climate concern is suddenly and explosively rising to the top of the political agenda. Maybe, though not certainly, it is rising fast enough that we'll get real actiona??After thirty years of standing still, baby steps won't do us a bit of good, and a misstep may cost us our last chance.a??a?"Bill McKibben, in The New Yorker
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
In honor of the 200th birthdays this year of both Walt Whitman and Herman Melville, The New York Society Library presents a remarkable double feature:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Neo-Futurist Ida Cuttler teams up with veteran Chicago director and Neo-Futurist Artistic Associate Halena Kays to present the company's next world premiere: An evening's amusement for yourself and friends, consisting of one thousand and one locutions by a young virtuous maiden whose penchant for potboilers and mastery of chicaneries shall teach us all a lesson in the never-ending wiles of women and the astonishing virtue of the gregarious!!!!!! OR: COMFORTABLE SHOES. Cuttler's premiere Prime Time show was part of the Neo-Lab developmental program during the 18/19 season and will see the full production open at The Neo-Futurist Theater on October 7th, 2019. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The Old Red Lion Theatre has announced its 40th autumn/winter season, which opens with a frighteningly timely new revival of Peter Hamilton's DANELAW, five new plays a?" including two world premieres for the London Horror Festival a?" and two adaptations of literary classics as part of the theatre's Christmas Festival. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
Following multiple seasons in London and New York, one of the most iconic characters in children's literature will wiggle his way around the UK this Autumn in celebration of a big birthday. The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show will embark on a UK Tour, opening at the Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield on Tuesday 1 October, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the book.
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 13, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
The Cleveland Orchestra announced the name of its groundbreaking citywide festival, Censored: Art & Power, scheduled for spring 2020. The festival is centered around the Orchestra's performances of Alban Berg's opera Lulu in May 2020, and seeks to spur discussion about the role of art in society, government censorship, and prejudice, taking as a starting point the Degenerate Art & Music movement in Nazi Germany. As a major focal point of the Orchestra's 2019-20 season, the festival will feature a variety of collaborative presentations surrounding and leading up to the opera performances (May 16, 19, and 22).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
2020 marks the 20th birthday of the Dragon Productions Theatre Company and is the first season that new co-artistic directors Alika Spencer Koknar and Bora a?oeMaxa?? Koknar have programmed for the company. The theatre season is the typical mix of Dragon produced a?oeMain Stage Seriesa?? shows and a?oe2nd Stages Seriesa?? plays. However, in 2020, as part of a company re-branding effort in progress, the 2nd Stages series will be renamed the Dragon's Nest Incubator Program to better acknowledge Dragon's commitment to the development of local artists of varying disciplines.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Northrop, the Institute for Advanced Study, and the University Honors Program today announce a new collaborative Spotlight Series to present lectures, panel discussions, exhibits, and other events throughout the academic year around a topic of timely interest. The 2019-20 series focuses on Environmental Justice and features six different events offering perspectives from a variety of voices in the field, including academics and practitioners from multiple disciplines. Campus leaders, artists, policymakers, and funders will explore several critical aspects surrounding the intersection of the environment and equity. These events are free and open to the public and run 3:30-5:00 pm Thursdays in Northrop's Best Buy Theater. The Spotlight Series 2019-20 events include:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The epic immersive theatre experience A Midnight Visit has added three more weeks of shows in time for a Halloween party weekend extravaganza. Now running for a total of 14 weeks, the award-winning event will have its last show in Melbourne on 3 November 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The fourth edition of the unique Mahindra Kabira Festival is on its way back to historic, fascinating Varanasi to celebrate the life, works and philosophy of 15th-century mystic-poet Kabir, who is believed to have been born there.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Award-winning film director Nanouk Leopold returns to Internationaal Theater Amsterdam for her second theatre directing with the ensemble. This season, she directs the classic The Homecoming by Harold Pinter, winner of the Nobel prize for literature. The performance- with Gijs Scholten van Aschat, Maria Kraakman, Majd Mardo and others - will premiere Sunday 13 October at Internationaal Theater Amsterdam.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 9/12/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Challenge the status quo. Shake up the culture of fake outrage. Break free from the bonds of self-defeating ignorance. There's no reason to despair within this dystopia; we have the power to escape mindless obedience. This is the primal punk-style message at the heart of AMERICAN GRIM, a heavy music battalion whose sinister 'shock rock' is aimed squarely at conformity.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Two love stories. Two suicides. Padua Playwrights presents theNYC premiere of Mayakovsky and Stalin, written and directed by legendary poet/playwrightMurray Mednick (Theatre Genesis) opening at theCherry Lane Theatre for a four-week run beginningOct. 17.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
The Academy of Vocal Arts' annual favorite vocal competition returns to the Kimmel Center this fall.
by Amber Kusching - Sep 11, 2019
The Breath of Life is a humorous, honest, heart-wrenching two-hander drama about two women whose lives are intertwined by their love for the same man. Frances (played by Julie Ann Marra) was the dutiful wife of Martin. Madeleine (played by Stacy Skinner) was his not-so-dutiful mistress of 25 years. Now Martin has moved to America with a younger woman, so the two enemies meet face to face, to discuss their relationships with the elusive man whom they refuse to be defined by. Together, they explore the past, realizing they must learn to feel the a?oebreath of lifea?? again.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Marcus Pfister's award-winning, colorful book The Rainbow Fish comes to life with enchanting puppetry at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Beginning Oct. 12,L.A. Theatre Works will bring its signature style of radio-theater to 27 venues across the U.S. as part of the company's 16th annual national tour. Alexis Jacknow (LATW recordings of Tribes, Together Tonight and the Audie Award-winning Hound of the Baskervilles) directs Seven, a riveting documentary play by seven female writers, based on personal interviews with seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles before bringing heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
On Friday, August 30, the theatre community lost dramaturg Robert Blacker, who passed away suddenly at the age of 71. Longtime collaborator Des McAnuff, who worked with Blacker at La Jolla Playhouse and Stratford Shakespeare Festival, writes a tribute to his friend below:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Today, the JCCSF announced two new events for its Arts & Ideas 2019a?"20 season, presented in partnership with Litquake. On Tuesday, October 15, writer Jeanette Winterson will reimagine Mary Shelley's Frankenstein for the 21st century. The following night (Wednesday, October 16), BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg will discuss his new hilarious, heartbreaking short-fiction collection, Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory. The 2019-20 Arts & Ideas lineup will feature music icons, world class authors and poets, and inspiring entrepreneurs. The lineup will continue to expand as additional events are announced.
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Apple® today announced Apple TV+, the first all-original video subscription service and home for today's most imaginative storytellers, will launch November 1 in over 100 countries and regions. Apple TV+ will offer a powerful and inspiring lineup of original shows, movies and documentaries, including “The Morning Show,” “Dickinson,” “See,” “For All Mankind” and “The Elephant Queen.” The service will be available on the Apple TV® app on iPhone®, iPad®, Apple TV, iPod touch®, Mac® and other platforms, including online at https://tv.apple.com, for $4.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. Starting today, customers who purchase any iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch or Mac can enjoy one year of Apple TV+ for free. Through Family Sharing, up to six family members can share one Apple TV+ subscription.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (a?oeDLDFa??) in partnership with PEN America is pleased to present the fourth annual Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret as a part of Banned Books Week (September 22nd-28th) the annual celebration of the freedom to read.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Loyola Marymount University's Department of Theatre Arts has launched a new master of fine arts program in performance pedagogy, which offers a chance for students to achieve a terminal degree with a focus on the methods and practices of teaching performance at the secondary and university levels.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
One of the “greatest plays of the 20th century” is headed to the Belgrade Theatre this October, with Shane Richie set to star in a new production of John Osborne's The Entertainer. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Jodie Prenger Stars In The National Theatre's Production Of A TASTE OF HONEY At The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, next month.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
One man's quest to change the world! Dream the impossible dream with MAN OF LA MANCHA at STAGES St. Louis, playing now through October 6. Based upon the immortal literary creation Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, this romantic musical adventure will take audiences members on a journey that dares us all to see life not as it is but as it should be.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Esprit's opening concert, I Hit My Head and Everything Changed, an impactful evening of music, takes place on Sunday October 6, 2019 in Koerner Hall. The concert program features works by renowned composers Thomas Adès and Alexina Louie, as well as a World Premiere of a commissioned work by Brian Harman, and a compelling concerto for the left hand by Hans Abrahamsen. Artist Moira Ness, pianist Avan Yu, and the Elmer Iseler Singers will all be featured as guest artists. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Last night, Monday, September 9, 2019, The Players honored Tony Award-nominated composer and writer Joe Iconis (Be More Chill) with a Pipe Night, a club tradition that has celebrated significant cultural figures for over a century.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Tom Needham pays tribute to Peter Fonda and Toni Morrison this Thursday at 6 pm on WUSB's THE SOUNDS OF FILM. The show will feature previously recorded interviews with Hollywood legend, Peter Fonda, and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, the director of the recent Toni Morrison documentary,TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) opens its 2019-20 season with The Book Club Play, a comedy by Karen Zacarías. Running from September 26 to October 13, this Boston premiere is directed by Shana Gozansky.