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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
The award-winning Titan Theatre Company announced today the cast and creative team for the opening production of its 11th Season, Moliere's comedic masterpiece, TARTUFFE. The production will play a three-week limited engagement at Titan's home at Queens Theatre and will feature an All-Female cast.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Lovers breaking up via cell phone, a pious hypocrite trying to bed his benefactor's wife and a little political intrigue a?" all the elements of comic stage behavior a?" come to Mercer County Community College's (MCCC) Kelsey Theatre in the form of a?oeTartuffe,a?? when Moliere's updated classic tale of duplicity, seduction and outright thievery makes its American premiere as a PinnWorth Production.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
The Actors Fund and Playwrights Horizons announced today that New York City playwright Iyvon Edebiri is the 2019 recipient of a?oeThe Mark O'Donnell Prizea??, an annual prize presented to an emerging theater artist in recognition of her or his talent and promise.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
San Diego Repertory Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for the brand new play by San Diego REP Playwright-in-Residence Herbert Siguenza, Bad Hombres/Good Wives. The production, featuring direction by REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse and original music by Nortec Collective founder Bostich, will run October 3-27, 2019, at San Diego REP's Lyceum Stage Theatre, with previews October 3 – 8, and press opening on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Traveling Players Ensemble announces its upcoming production of Moliere's The Doctor in Spite of Himself, representing France at the Reston Multicultural Festival at the Reston Community Center at the Lake Anne Village Center.
by Robert Barossi - Oct 8, 2019
It's always exciting when a young theatre company finds a place to call its own, a permanent home where it can grow creatively and grow hopefully long-lasting roots into the surrounding community and the local performing arts scene. Such is the case with Burbage Theatre Co., which has just opened its first ever show in their new space at 59 Blackstone Ave in Pawtucket. While the show, David Ives' The School for Lives is a bit uneven, it is an undeniably successful launch of this exciting new phase in the life of Burbage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
The award-winning Titan Theatre Company opens its's highly anticipated 11th season this week with Moliere's comedic masterpiece, TARTUFFE. The production will play a three-week limited engagement at Titan's home at Queens Theatre and will feature an All-Female cast, and Broadwayworld has an exclusive look into the rehearsal hall!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Mint Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced that before Mint presets the World Premiere pairing of Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories, adapted for the stage by Miles Malleson (playwright of the acclaimed Mint productions Conflict and Yours Unfaithfully), Mint will present a staged reading of Malleson's first full-length play Youth, for one night only on Monday October 28th at 7:30pm at Theater Row (410 West 42nd Street between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Matt Dickson directs a cast featuring Kate Abruzzese, Donald Corren, Margaret Daly, Christian DeMarais, Andrew Fallaize, Michael Frederic, Alex Mandell, Brenda Meaney, Ned Noyes, and Tommy Schrider.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Mint Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced the World Premiere pairing of Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories, adapted for the stage by Miles Malleson (Conflict, Yours Unfaithfully), directed by Jonathan Bank & Jane Shaw. Performances will begin January 23rd and continue through March 14th only at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for February 10th. Cast will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The award-winning Titan Theatre Company opens its's highly anticipated 11th season tonight with Moliere's comedic masterpiece, TARTUFFE. The production will play a three-week limited engagement at Titan's home at Queens Theatre and will feature an All-Female cast, and Broadwayworld has an exclusive look at the production!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Awarded the Moliére Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in 'Cabaret' in Paris, Ute Lemper decided to write a postcard to legendary Hollywod icon Marlene Dietrich, who was also living in the French capital, to apologise for all the media attention that had hailed Ute as a new star and compared the youngster to the legendary icon.
by Craig Richardson - Nov 25, 2019
On October 24th through the 27th, MADCAP Comedy and Improv Troupe presented the John Bishop farce The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at Newman University's Jabara Flexible Theatre. Under executive artistic director Cameron Carlson and wife Lana, the show was a night of pre-war, German societal commentary and comedy amid a mysterious murder mystery in a Chappaqua, New York City mansion setting. Starring Vonda Newby-Schuster, Mark Barlow, Mary Lou Phipps-Winfrey, Crystal Meek, and Steve Dunn among many others, the show was a perfect selection for tying into their previous show Hounds of Baskerville and for what was Halloween weekend in Wichita.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Mint Theater Company Producing Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced the first cast member for the World Premiere pairing of Chekhov/Tolstoy: Love Stories, a program of short plays adapted from stories by two of the world's greatest authors, Anton Chekhov and Leo Tolstoy adapted for the stage by Miles Malleson (Conflict, Yours Unfaithfully).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Founder of Tara Arts, Jatinder Verma MBE, is to step down as Artistic Director, forty years after founding the ground-breaking company.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Mortal Coil is a poetry collection that grapples with the frailty of this conflicted life. It has a view of distinctly expressed issues of our times. Subjects of technology and personal interactions of humanity expose the underside of our troubled society, in the vision of the poet in his personal style.
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Nov 11, 2019
The world premiere translation and adaptation of Moliere's Don Juan is the closing play of the season at the Westport Country Playhouse. It's performed in modern dress, but the book is overly faithful to the original story of the narcissistic womanizer (played well by Nick Westrate). Warning: this is a hard play to like because Don Juan is not likeable and because some of it is vulgar and unnecessary. Nor can Don Juan command any respect because of the way he treats everyone, not just women. There were some patrons who walked out during the intermission. It was their loss to miss out on the rest of the play, which was worth seeing for Bhavesh Patel, who stole the show as Sganarelle, Don Juan's servant. He's a human mop, underpaid and having to clean up his master's messes.
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 9, 2019
The musical Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 1979 thriller featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. The musical is based on a 1973 play of the same name by Christopher Bond. Sweeney Todd opened on Broadway in 1979 and won the Tony Award for Best MusicalThe Broadway production starred Len Cariou and Angela Lansbury, both of whom won Tony Awards for originating the roles of Sweeney and Mrs. Lovett.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
The University of Washington School of Drama will present Richard Wilbur's translation of Moliere's les Femmes savantes, The Learned Ladies, May 22ndthrough June 2nd in the Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre on the UW-Seattle campus. The production is directed by internationally renowned performer and teacher of Clown and physical comedy, Jane Nichols, and features a cast of second- and third-year graduate acting students from the Professional Actor Training Program.
by Natalia Jarczynska - May 22, 2019
Moliere said that the duty of comedy is to correct men by amusing them. And this is exactly what happens in Teatr Polski during play I Cannot Get Married. It's a funny time worth to spend in a theatre and maybe get some lesson from it. You will experience some celebrities facing cameras, trying say something valuable (not easy thing to do if there is nothing to say).
by Jack Read - May 21, 2019
WSC Avant Bard's Script in Play Festival, started in 2016, has been an opportunity to test out shows for full production treatment through the guise of a series of staged readings and post-play discussions. Written and performed by rising professional talent, these readings have led to some memorable productions, including new versions of Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew and Twelfth Night and Lauren Gunderson's hit Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight. In 2017, a reading of playwright Matt Minnicino's 'distillation' - not 'adaptation,' as we get into below - of Moliere's The Misanthrope was performed. Written entirely in rhyming couplets, it follows a professional cynic who falls in love with an ingenue, and finds his devotion to insincerity tested. Now, it's the capper of Avant Bard's 29th season. I spoke to Minnicino about his career thus far, the adaptation process, and why audiences should be excited for this show.
Bww Feature: THE PYGMALION EFFECT Of Boris Eifman And His New Ballet Coming To The Segerstrom May 24
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 21, 2019
Segerstrom Center for the Arts is excitingly welcoming the return of the Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg with the West Coast Premiere of The Pygmalion Effect May 24-26, 2019 A new ballet from the company's award-winning artistic director and choreographer, Boris Eifman, The Pygmalion Effect is inspired by the Greek mythological tale of Pygmalion - a sculptor who became infatuated with his own life-like carving of a beautiful girl. Renowned for works that are 'bold, psychological and highly theatrical' (The New York Times), Boris Eifman infuses his signature choreographic style into this dynamic new production, set to a score by 'The Waltz King' Johann Strauss II. The Pygmalion Effect received its world premiere in St. Petersburg's Alexandrinsky Theatre on February 6, 2019. This new production marks choreographer Boris Eifman's return to the genre of comedy or, more accurately, tragicomedy; a form which the choreographer has perfected. Eifman offers the audience a balletic interpretation of the archetypical story of Pygmalion. In the ballet the protagonist is a successful ballroom dancer who transforms a clumsy girl into a virtuoso performer. In this production, Eifman presents a comprehensive artistic and philosophical portrayal of a human personality's remarkable flexibility and ability to adjust in response to set aims and aspirations. The title is a reference to a well-known physiological phenomenon whereby a person's performance is positively influenced by the expectations of others.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Compagnia de' Colombari, an international collective of performing artists founded and directed by Karin Coonrod, presents More Or Less I Am: a music-theater piece drawn entirely from Walt Whitman's revolutionary free verse long poem, 'Song of Myself,'one of the original twelve pieces that comprise his 1855 collection Leaves of Grass. The next performance in this series, spanning multiple venues throughout the five boroughs, will take place on Sunday, May 26, 2019, 7:30 pm at Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2019
Moliere in the Park, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, inaugural season opens tonight!
New York Classical Theatre, Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group And David Heron To Present LEONORA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
New York Classical Theatre in association with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group and David Heron's Sure Thing Productions will present a staged reading production of David Stallings' new play Leonora at the Williams Institutional CME Church in Harlem on Monday June 3 at 7pm.
by Sarah Hookey - May 16, 2019
Moliere in the Park, presented in partnership with the Prospect Park Alliance and the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, has announced its full cast for its inaugural season. The three-day event begins with the company launch and fundraiser on Saturday, May 18 at 7pm, followed by two free staged public readings of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Richard Wilbur's translation of Moliere's THE MISANTHROPE, directed by Moliere in the Park's Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien, with original songs by Tony and two-time Obie Award winner Stew, on Sunday, May 19 at 7pm and Monday, May 20 at 7pm.
BWW Interview: Maria Mikulec Says NEXT TO NORMAL at Lakeland Players Will Reduce the Negative Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness
by Stefani Chudnow - May 10, 2019
From May 17th through May 26th, Lakeland Players in Waterford Township will put on a production of the award-winning rock musical Next to Normal. Next to Normal is the story of what happens when a family is met with death, mental illness, addiction, and the ethics (or lack thereof) of modern psychiatry. BWW Detroit had the opportunity to talk to the director of this production, Maria Mikulec.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Avant Bard presents A Misanthrope, a world premiere adaptation of Moliere's The Misanthrope by Manhattan-based playwright Matt Minnicino, directed by Megan Behm in her Avant Bard debut.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Assembly Festival 2019 is delighted to announce another exciting year of theatre, from local artists to international superstars, to one-woman shows to energetic ensemble pieces.
by Andrew White - Jun 12, 2019
Director Megan Behm has embraced the world of old French farce, and crafted a contemporary satire that is as frenetic and slap-stick as it is wickedly witty. Minnicino's rhyming couplets constantly leave you gasping for breath with laughter, and every single member of the cast has honed their characters to their sharpest comic edge. There isn't a moment, a word, or a gesture wasted, and the way the actors literally throw themselves into their roles is a pure joy to watch.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Griff Rhys Jones is off again with his brand-new full-length stand-up show All Over The Place around the UK this autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Patrick Barlow's witty mystery play The 39 Steps from July 5 through July 28 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This award winning comic thriller adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, from the 1915 novel by John Buchan and from the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock, premiered on Broadway in 2008. The 39 Steps has played in over forty countries world-wide, winning Olivier (United Kingdom); Helpmann (Austraila); Moliere (France) and Tony Awards. The play garnered the 2007 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy; the 2008 Tony Awards for Best Lighting Design and Best Sound Design; the 2008 Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience; the 2009 Helpmann Award for Best Regional Touring Production; and the 2009 Moliere Award for Best Comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
BEDLAM announces their return to New York with Arthur Miller's THE CRUCIBLE, directed by Eric Tucker.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
On Tuesday, July 30, The National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) will present a staged reading of The Wall.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has announced the four conductors who will participate in the 2019/20 Dudamel Fellowship Program: Hilo Carriel, Marta Gardolinska, Enluis Montes Olivar, and Anna Rakitina. Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created the Dudamel Fellowship Program in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, learning, and community programs.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, has announced casting for August Wilson's King Hedley II, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. King Hedley II runs September 12 - October 13, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
These poems will help us to better understand the poet's creative aspirations, the delicate and subtle felicity of expression. The poems reveal an impressive intensity of experience, as well as the breadth and vigor of imagination.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
General Sam Hanson, U.S. Marine Corps now National Security Advisor to President Plant with the support of his comrades and loyal subordinates starts rebuilding America's place in the world; Canada and Mexico first. Hanson organizes a search for threatening nuclear material in the homeland and finds some in the Pakistan Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Iranian Mission in New York City and he forces their removal.
by Emily Stubbs - Jan 4, 2020
Free theatre for all. That's one of the main accomplishes of Molière in the Park's latest reading of 'The School For Wives.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
How much would you pay for a white painting? This odd question sparks a firestorm in Yasmina Reza's Tony and Olivier Award winning comedic masterpiece about the lives of three old friends, the meaning of art and life, and the lengths we go a?" however, joyful, painful, or maddening a?" to protect those we care about. Marc's friend, Serge has bought a white painting. Simple. But to Marc, the painting is a joke and he expresses that fully. Serge doesn't take this reaction well, and confronts Marc on many things, among those, his lack of standards to judge art. And so, the battle begins. Another friend, the hapless Yvan, gets pulled into the quarrel, whose tepid attempts at peacemaking only add fuel to the fire, and a hilarious-yet-poignant battle ensues that threatens to destroy their friendship. 'ART' is an intelligent play about a simple piece of art becoming an external representation of inner values; the perfect marriage between Moliere and Woody Allen, a nonstop crossfire of crackling language, biting humor, and the fragile, feeling hearts that make us who we are. Called a?oeone of the best contemporary comedies, period!a??
The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Present a Staged Reading of Peter Danish's LAST CALL (AT THE HOTEL SACHER WIEN)
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
The Phoenix Theatre Ensemble presents a staged reading of Peter Danish's stunning new play 'LAST CALL (at the Hotel Sacher Wien)' directed by Elise Stone. The play tells the story of the final encounter between Leonard Bernstein and Herbert Von Karajan.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Liz Lochhead's Tartuffe is an un-P.C., rude, and rhyming take on Moliere's classic play. It comes to The Arch at Holden Street Theatre's from 11 February to 15 March as part of the 2020 Adelaide Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Murderous rampages prompt a young psychologist to decide to make a device that will detect disturbed individuals before they run amok. He starts a project that quickly grows and is funded by government and corporations. He falls in love with one of his colleagues and after threats and crises they commit to each, other and to finding a way to stop violent madness.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Big Match and other one act plays gives a brief glimpse of the magic of theatre, ideally meant to present a slice of life, whether comedy or tragedy. This collection has different subjects, different styles, some of them funny, some that might be disturbing. Anyone who loves theatre will find pleasure here. I was fortunate to direct some of these plays with fine actors, so any faults in the productions were the director's. As in all my plays that I directed, the playwright let the director run the show, following an adage: However it reads on the page, it has to work on the stage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey (STNJ) announces its 58th season lineup a?" an electrifying selection of plays in celebration of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte's 30th anniversary with STNJ. The company will return to a six-show format on its Main Stage at the F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre and one summer production on the Outdoor Stage - the Greek amphitheater on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Florham Park. The 2020 season will include quite a few works by Shakespeare, but will also include several modern classics never before seen on the STNJ stage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Desperate Seeker is a 104 page poetry collection. Available in paperback with a retail price of $11.99. ISBN 9781941058961, the kindle edition is $5.99. Published by Winter Goose Publishing. Available now through all major retailers.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
The Pierce family took a disadvantaged youth for the summer, Steve Genelli and he and Randy became lifelong friends. They played junior tennis, had adventures and went to Yale. Randy protested the Vietnam War, while Steve joined the Marine Corps.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) is announcing its 29th Season. The theater company based out of THE BLACK BOX will present a year of world premiers, Franklin favorites, and Broadway stars.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Titan Theatre Company announced its highly anticipated 2019/20 season today. The company will present their season as the official 'Company in Residence' at Queens Theatre in beautiful Flushing Meadows Park.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the cast and creative team for the brand new play by San Diego REP Playwright-in-Residence Herbert Siguenza, Bad Hombres/Good Wives. The production, featuring direction by REP Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse and original music by Nortec Collective founder Bostich, will run October 3-27, 2019, at San Diego REP's Lyceum Stage Theatre, with previews October 3 a?" 8, and press opening on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m.