Opal - Off-Broadway

Based on the childhood diary of Opal Whiteley


Lamb's Theatre

(New York, NY)
130 West 44th Street
by Charlie Wilks - Sep 7, 2019
In an explosive blend of live music, spoken word and theatre, Jackie Kay's 1986 provocation is breathed a new life under Lynette Linton's hand. It is the director's first show since taking the AD job at the Bush Theatre, and is one that highly entertains, whilst also shines a light on queer women of colour across generations.
by Jay Irwin - Sep 22, 2019
A really good Café Nordo show needs more than a good premise and good food. It needs a good script that really tells the story, complimenting the food, and a good pace. Their current incarnation, a?oeViolet's Attica??, has a wonderfully creepy premise which leads us into a fabulously whimsical meal. But the script and pace, while having some fantastic moments, suffer from too many long, drawn out sequences with little payoff.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
The 4th Annual Adirondack Film Festival, presented by the Adirondack Theatre Festival has announced its full slate of films and special guests.  This year's lineup includes more than 135 films shown in one weekend (October 17-20) across 6 screens in Downtown Glens Falls.  To open the festival, AFF will feature James Franco's PRETENDERS – shot entirely in Albany and the Capital Reigon. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore will present a?oeART & MINDS GATHERING FOR CHANGE,a?? their 2019 Fundraising Gala, to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 6:00 a?" 10:00 p.m. at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main Street (between Arcadia Street and Avenida César Chávez), Los Angeles, CA 90012.
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
 DOC NYC, America's largest documentary festival, announced the full lineup for its expanded tenth anniversary edition, running November 6-15 at the IFC Center in Greenwich Village and Chelsea's SVA Theatre and Cinépolis Chelsea. The 2019 festival includes 136 feature-length documentaries among over 300 films and events overall, making this landmark year DOC NYC's biggest edition yet. Included are 28 world premieres 27 US or North American premieres and 59 NYC premieres, with more than 500 doc makers and special guests expected in person to present their films or participate on panels. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
Plays Selected for Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Keith Steinbaum has announced the promotion of his sleuth mystery novel, You Say Goodbye.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
The winners of the 12th annual Sharp Short Dance festival, presented by FORM Dance Projects, were announced on Saturday 16th November following an exciting final held at Riverside Theatres.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
Old time burlesque is coming to a computer near you.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
PLAY AT HOME, the new micro-commissioning initiative begun by Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, has announced their 100th playwright commission, ensuring that $50,000 has gone directly to playwrights in need in this time of crisis.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
Florida Studio Theatre has announced the winning plays of this year's annual youth playwriting competition. Now in its 29th year, FST's award-winning WRITE A PLAY (WAP) program is a year-round arts-in-education initiative, providing students with the example, the inspiration, and the skills to write their own original plays. Over the course of the 2019-2020 season, FST received submissions written by over 7,600 young playwrights between the ages of 5-18a?"the most playwrights who have submitted plays to the program in over twelve years. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Toronto. March 1, 2020. CAFTCAD is proud to announce the winners of the 2020 CAFTCAD Awards in Toronto.
by TV Scoop - Mar 2, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of GREY's ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Monday, March 2, 2020!
by Jay Irwin - Jun 9, 2019
Cafe Nordo has come to be known in town for their sumptuous meals and fun, frothy and fascinating shows but this time they've outdone themselves with "The Champagne Widow". With a book by Opal Peachey and Music by Annastasia Workman and Lyrics by Peachey, Workman as well as director Billie Wildrick, this wholly new and original work goes beyond their usual good time and adds heartbreak and even a bit of an education, not only about the creation of Champagnes but the unsung women responsible for many of the great achievements in Champagne.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020
To support the ongoing Justice for George Floyd and Black Lives Matter movements, The Wilma Theater in Philadelphia will stream their 2018 production of James Ijames' KILL MOVE PARADISE from today, June 8, 2020, to June 21, 2020, featuring members of the Wilma's HotHouse Company.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Two-time Emmy Award-winner Dorothy Lyman, renowned for her acting and directing on All My Children, Mama's Family, and The Nanny, and in films like Blow and The Departed, will bring her powerful play, Gladstone Hollow, to Westchester County's Schoolhouse Theater from June 13-30.
by Stage Tube - Jun 28, 2020
Hugh Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Ryan Reynolds, James McAvoy, Sophie Turner, Liev Schreiber and Famke Janssen reunited as part of Global Goal: Unite For Our Future yesterday, June 27.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2020
Today, Global Citizen brought together the world's most renowned artists for a two-hour concert special to drive action towards combating the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable and marginalized communities.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Commonwealth Theatre Company at Northern Kentucky University's School of the Arts is proud to present the locally-written campy, cheeky, audacious musical comedy of CHURCH GIRLS: THE MUSICAL, running July 5-21 in the NKU Robert & Rosemary Stauss Theatre. A buffet dinner will be served in the NKU SOTA Art Gallery prior to performances.
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
Nickelodeon's heralded Nick News marks its return with a special hour-long presentation--Kids, Race and Unity: A Nick News Special, premiering Monday, June 29, at 7 p.m. (ET/PT).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
After a brief hiatus, Grammy-winning artist Omar Akram is back, and today officially announced his much anticipated album 'Destiny,' set to be released on August 8, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
Lynette Linton has this morning announced her inaugural season as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre. The 2019 - 2020 season includes UK debut plays from six playwrights alongside a new production of celebrated poet and playwright Jackie Kay's first play Chiaroscuro directed by Lynette Linton. Five Senior Artistic Associates have been announced as actress Adjoa Andoh, movement director Polly Bennett, producers Shawab Iqbal and Tobi Kyeremateng and actress Martha Plimpton. The associates will support an expansion of the Bush Theatre's initiatives to involve new writers and theatre practitioners in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
As previously announced, Lloyd Cole will release his new album Guesswork on July 26 on the earMUSIC label. Recorded (mostly) in his attic studio in Massachusetts, Guesswork is produced by Lloyd and mixed by maverick German producer Olaf Opal, with executive production from Chris Hughes. The record was mastered by Kai Blankenberg at Skyline Tonfabrik in Dusseldorf.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
K.I.S.S. THEATRICALS is pleased to announce that Broadway's DONNA VIVINO (Les Miz, Hairspray, Wicked) will star in the East Coast premiere of WAITING FOR JOHNNY DEPP, at the RAVE THEATER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC), celebrating 15 years in 2020, announces the second installment of PlayBAC, a series of videos from the organization's rich archive of live performances. This digital program offering was launched in April 2020 in response to BAC's temporary closure and cancellation of Spring 2020 season performances due to the COVID-19 health crisis. The series of never-before-seen recordings features multidisciplinary artists from around the globe performing in BAC's theaters and studios. When released, PlayBAC videos are available to watch for free for a limited time only at bacnyc.org/explore. The complete schedule and program details are available at bacnyc.org/playbac.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Lloyd Cole will release his new album Guesswork on July 26 via earMUSIC. Today he reveals the video for his single ”Violins.” Looking for visual ideas for the video for the track, Lloyd stumbled upon The End of Civilisation by Douglas Gordon. Lloyd says: “It's perfect for the song. What could be worse than burning a grand piano and filming it?.”  It took a few months but Lloyd eventually tracked down Douglas who was preparing an exhibition in Paris. He gave the project his blessing. Lloyd then worked with FeltFilm in Toronto to edit and synchronise the footage. “I am so excited about this video. If I have a regret from the early years, it's that I didn't get more involved with our videos. These days I have to be, and that's a good thing.” 
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Set in Oakland, a city with a deep history of social justice movements, We Are The Radical Monarchs follows the two trailblazing, queer women of color who created The Radical Monarchs, a more diverse and inclusive alternative to the scout movement.
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Academy Award-winner Melissa Leo (THE FIGHTER, THE BIG SHORT) and SAG Award-winner and Emmy-nominee Michael K. Williams (HBO's “The Wire”, Netflix's “When They See Us”), have been cast alongside Frank Grillo (AVENGERS: ENDGAME, THE PURGE), Alice Englert (BEAUTIFUL CREATURES, THEM THAT FOLLOW, and Jack Kilmer (THE NICE GUYS, THE STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT) in the new crime-thriller, BODY BROKERS, being written and directed by John Swab.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Because of Winn Dixie is now open at Goodspeed Musicals ! What did the critics have to say? Read all the reviews!
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 19, 2019
There's an old saying from W.C. Fields that says 'Never work with animals or children'. This quote is often assumed to mean that a performer should avoid this, as children and animals can be quite unpredictable and/or unreliable. But based on what I saw on stage during Goodspeed Musicals' latest production of the new musical BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, I think W.C. Fields may have issued this warning because said animals and children just might steal the show right out from under you. In its second production of the season, Goodspeed has opted to mount a relatively new work and introduce audiences to the heartwarming story of two 'Strays', a girl and her dog, on the very same stage where another girl and her dog (ANNIE) premiered 43 years ago. The result? A touching musical that delivers an important message delivered by a strong cast led (yes, led) by an extremely loveable (and talented) canine.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Catch the final performances of Seattle's beloved and improbably successful Bohemia before it heads to Europe for an engagement at the Ballhaus Berlin. The illustrious Triple Door transforms into 1890s Prague in Bohemia, a story about love, classical music, art nouveau, green fairies and absinthe. Presented by Opal Peachey and Mark Siano, this musical combines live orchestral music from composers Antonín Dvořák and Frédéric Chopin, with original musical works by Mark Siano and Dayton Allemann. The set and costumes are inspired by the art of Alphonse Mucha; and historic artists Sarah Bernhardt and George Sand interweave with beautiful green fairies, aerial numbers, dance, burlesque, classical piano battles, comedy, and new and original songs. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020
Best-selling author, acclaimed international speaker and business mentor Dr. Venus Opal Reese will kick-off her latest tour, The Raw Truth Book+ Tour, during three days of events in Santa Monica, California over the weekend preceding Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Highways Performances Space & Gallery will host the events on Friday, January 17th through Sunday, January 19, 2020, which consists of book signings + personal growth and wealth workshops + her unique live, solo performance, bringing Dr. Venus' story and new book to life. The Raw Truth: A Pimp Daughter's Diary, is an honest and intimate account of her spiritual healing through turning her trauma and pain into peace, purpose, passion and profits. It is now available for purchase on Amazon.com. Tickets to the Santa Monica events cost between $47 and $197. Highways Performances Space & Gallery is located at the 18th Street Arts Center (1651 18th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404). For more information on Dr. Venus' next Southern California appearance and tickets, please call the Highways box office at 310-453-1755 or visit https://highwaysperformance.org/event/dr-venus-opal-reese-the-raw-truth-a-pimp-daughters-diary.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
The Old Globe will present the West Coast Premiere of HURRICANE DIANE by Madeleine George, directed by James Vásquez.
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions today announced the premiere of a new season of family-favorite and multiple Emmy Award-winning series ODD SQUAD. Produced by Fred Rogers Productions and Sinking Ship Entertainment, the third iteration of the series will launch on PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms on February 17, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020
Theatre Odyssey's Eighth Annual Student Ten-Minute Playwriting Festival will feature eight short but highly imaginative plays. Performances will be January 25 at 7:30 p.m. and January 26 at 2 p.m. at the Jane B. Cook Theatre in the Asolo/FSU Center for the Performing Arts. The award presentation follows the January 26 performance.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 19, 2020
a?oeBohemiaa?? is back! That fabulous burlesque show from the minds of Opal Peachey and Mark Siano is back for one last time at The Triple Door before they wing their way off to Berlin to perform at the Ballhaus Berlin. With new cast members and characters, the classiest burlesque show you'll ever see has tightened up the story from their initial incarnation but still keeping it just as fun and frothy as before.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 13, 2020
Oh my! What a year! We've seen bad-ass gospel singers, lost Jewish plays, mythical towns of excretion and even an octopus wrestler or two. No, those aren't allusions to the crazy theater going on in Washington D.C. but the crazy wonderful theater going on right here in the Seattle area. It was tough coming up with just one winner (or even just a few Honorable Mentions) but I managed to do it a?? for the most part. Plus, some shows that more of you should have seen. (Yes, that's me nagging you all, Dear Readers, to check out more of the smaller or obscure theaters around here.) But what it all comes down to is, we're blessed here in the Northwest with an over-abundance of theatrical riches and I'm so fortunate to be able to share some of my favorites of the year with you with the BWW 2019 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks). So, let's get started, shall we?
by Don Grigware - Jan 10, 2020
Best-selling author, acclaimed international speaker and business mentor Dr. Venus Opal Reese will kick-off her latest tour, The Raw Truth Book+ Tour, during MLK weekend at Highways in Santa Monica. Highways is stretching the limits once again to add enrichment to the Los Angeles theatre scene. Dr. Venus is one very theatrical lady who tells our readers in detail where she came from and how she has risen to the heights of fame and success. Tell our readers about your background and how it affected your current career. As a writer, I am always pleased to see someone rise up out of poverty, take charge and shape their destiny.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Hurricane Diane, the new unconventional, Obie Award-winning comedy from Pulitzer Prize finalist Madeleine George (The Sore Loser, The (curious case of the) Watson Intelligence, Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England).
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
PBS KIDS and Fred Rogers Productions today announced the premiere of a new season of family-favorite and multiple Emmy Award-winning series ODD SQUAD. Produced by Fred Rogers Productions and Sinking Ship Entertainment, the third iteration of the series will launch on PBS stations, the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel and PBS KIDS digital platforms on February 17, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Producer, guitarist and keyboardist David Roback, best known as the co-founder – with Hope Sandoval – of seminal west coast musical group Mazzy Star, has died.
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 17, 2020
If you were a god who specialized in green and growing things and wanted to try to save the planet, New Jersey aka a?oeThe Garden Statea?? may seem like the natural place to start. In HURRICANE DIANE, the new comedy by playwright Madeleine George, playing at the Old Globe proves that while Jersey may have that nickname it's not a bed of roses.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
The Old Globe presents the west coast premiere of Hurricane Diane by Madeleine George, directed by James Vásquez.
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) tonight announced the winners of the 29th Annual IFP Gotham Awards at a ceremony held at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2019
Richard and Susan Bloch will present an invitation only industry presentation of the new play THE GOD BOX by Drama Desk winner, Jim Brochu. Brochu will appear in the reading with Tony nominees, Robert Cuccioli and Bryce Pinkham. Emmy Award winner Dorothy Lyman directs the reading to be held on in New York City January 6, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Best-selling author and acclaimed international speaker and business mentor Dr. Venus Opal Reese made headlines for her inspiring and true story of rising from the tough streets of Baltimore, to earning a Stanford Ph.D. and becoming a self-made millionaire. Today, she is unleashing her new book and accompanying national tour, The Raw Truth Book+Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Chiaroscuro by Jackie Kay, Director Lynette Linton's first production as Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre will preview from 31 August with a press night at 7pm on 6 September. The cast is Shiloh Coke (Misty at the Bush Theatre and Trafalgar Studios, Emila at The Globe Theatre), Preeya Kalidas (Eastenders, BBC Asian Radio, Bend It Like Beckham), singer-songwriter Anoushka Lucas(Jesus Christ Superstar at Regents Park Open Air Theatre and whose debut album Dark Soul was recently released) and Gloria Onitiri (whose recent productions include Napoli, Brooklyn, on national tour and Hadestown at the National Theatre).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
After a brief hiatus, Grammy-winning artist Omar Akram released his much anticipated album 'Destiny' on Friday, June 9, under his recently launched label Twinbrook Entertainment. 'Destiny' debuted today at #4 on the Amazon's Hot New Releases for New Age Music.