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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019
The Playwrights Realm today announces recipients of two career-propelling development programs the organizationa?"led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereiraa?"offers to gifted, incisive, and diverse playwrights. Now entering its thirteenth season, The Realm has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018
This fall, the Contemporary Theater Company presents a touching and remarkable play, The Father, about an older man's world being turned upside down as dementia creeps in. It plays on the Contemporary Theater Company's riverfront performance patio September 14 through October 5.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
On September 6th, stage favorites Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker realized their long-held intention to headline 54 Below together with a cabaret show, thrilling audiences with its careful planning and at least one whole week of hard work. In case you missed all of the fun, we have a look at the duo's performing songs from Rent, Dogfight, and more at their show. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2020
Houston Grand Opera is announcing updates to the upcoming HGO Digital season.
by Ron Bierman - Oct 27, 2018
The San Diego Opera's production of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro featured expressive singing, clever attractive sets, beautiful costumes, and strong comedic and dramatic acting. The work is generally called a comic opera, but as director Stephen Lawless pointed out during my interview with him, 'There are tears behind the laughter.' The difficult political and social issues hiding behind laughter came from the Beaumarchais play on which the opera was based, and Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte had to make light of them or risk censorship. The play's depiction of royal abuses probably contributed to the start of the French Revolution. Napoleon went so far as to say the it was, 'the Revolution already put into action.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018
The State Theatre Center for the Arts has announced the next two shows for its music series, Stage on Stage, where the bands and fans share the stage. The series continues with two shows in February featuring six bands in total. The State Theatre main stage will be transformed into a "club" atmosphere, with the band and the audience both on stage. Cash bar will also be available on stage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
After a celebratory 18th season full of awards, nominations and tons of critical-acclaim for the main-stage productions of Queen and Caroline, or Change, Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) kicks off their 2019-20 season with Tony award-winner actress Cady Huffman in the New York premiere of Marguerite, a new solo musical with book and lyrics by Anton Dudley, music by Michael Cooper and direction by APAC Artistic Director Dev Bondarin.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Oct 12, 2019
One of the things drama does so well is to make us think and feel about the vectors a society is following. And one of the things happening in our society that drama needs to address is our headlong rush into technology with a personality verging on personhood. Proxy is a thoughtful and perceptive consideration of that rush.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
Over the past twelve years, The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, has continually produced work by brave new voices and expanded its commitment to providing holistic support to playwrights striving to make a life in the arts. With its 2018-2019 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form: Bleu Beckford-Burrell (Lyons Pride), Sarah Einspanier (I LOVE SEAN), Keelay Gipson (#NewSlaves), andElse C. Went (Saving Throw).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
The World Premiere of Don Nguyen's Hello, From the Children of Planet Earth opens tonight, on March 7 at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Presented by The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) and directed by Jade King Carroll, this philosophical, and tender comedy is split between the perspectives of a lesbian couple trying to conceive, and their potential-sperm-donor/aerospace engineer friend as they're stretched to contemplate the unknowns of their future.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018
The Playwrights Realm, led by Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira, is pleased to present the lineup for their annual INK'D Festival of New Plays.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
The Playwrights Realm announces the 10th Anniversary INK'D Festival of New Plays (April 2019), the annual showcase of new works by The Realm's Writing Fellows. Over the past decade, the festival has introduced audiences to a diversity of fresh perspectives on theater's ability to address the world around it-and has proven to be an indispensible launching pad for the voices driving the future of playwriting.
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jun 8, 2019
THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG is a farce about a whodunnit that keeps going in spite of itself. It begins at 'funny,' blazes past 'hilarious' and 'side-splitting' straight to 'uproarious,' then ramps it up in Act II. The award-winning script includes slapstick, repetition, mispronunciation, callbacks, prop comedy, crowding, unexpected entrances, pantomime, reversals, costume malfunctions, role switching, overacting, inappropriateness and an astonishing number and variety of spit-takes. The eight cast members are in every way awe-inspiring and terrific. Get it right and go to THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. Being left out of the fun would be an awful shame.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Today (June 29) in live streaming: NYC Ballet tributes Balanchine , Daniel J. Watts performs The Jam, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018
The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announced that Alexis Williams, a former agent at Bret Adams Artists' Agency who has surefootedly assumed multiple roles within the theatre industry, will be joining the company's dynamic team as their first-ever Associate Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Today (July 6) in live streaming: the conclusion of Broadway's Next on Stage, a Stars in the House birthday and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2020
Oregon Children's Theatre has joined a groundbreaking collaboration among 41 Theatres for Young Audiences across the United States, led by the lead producing team of Bay Area Children's Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, and Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, will present the virtual premiere of A Kids Play About Racism.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
Today (July 27) in live streaming: the Muny's Summer Variety Hour continues, Jim Caruso returns with Pajama Cast Party, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Today (July 20) in live streaming: The Muny brings Magic to your home, Red Bull Theatre presents a new play festival, and so much more!
by Andrew Child - Jul 18, 2020
TC Squared's Volume Up series of virtual one act plays is posed to convince audiences they are up for the task of taking their programs to the digital realm for the time being. After logging in to their YouTube stream, one is met with a smooth, animated countdown set to a quiescent techno beat by Kadahj Bennett.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
Today (July 13) in live streaming: Richard II continues, Audra McDonald sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018
The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) kicks off its 2018-2019 season with the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project). Having fostered the careers of breakout playwrights such as Sarah DeLappe (Pulitzer Prize finalist The Wolves), Lauren Yee (The Hatmaker's Wife), Jen Silverman(Crane Story, The Moors), Mfoniso Udofia (Sojourners), and Donja R. Love(Sugar in Our Wounds), The Realm continues to spotlight new playwrights setting the tone for the future of American theatre. This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 1, 2019
Berowne gloomily foresees: 'Necessity will make us all forsworn Three thousand times within this three year's space.' And by 'necessity' we can be sure he means not simply the logistical necessity of dealing with women but what we might call Jurassic Park Necessity: Life finds a way. As Shakespeare himself wrote in a similar context: 'The world must be peopled.' And for peopling, you need relations between the sexes.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announces that mezzo-soprano Michaela Martens, scheduled to sing the role of Amneris in Verdi's Aida, recently withdrew from the production due to personal reasons. Renowned soprano Melody Moore, making her role debut as Amneris, sings the first three performances, while HGO Studio Alumna and mezzo-soprano Catherine Martin sings the final three performances. The production runs from Jan. 31 a?" Feb. 16, 2020 at the Wortham Theater Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
The State Theatre continues its music series, Stage on Stage, where the bands and fans share the stage. The series returns with two shows in February featuring six bands in total. The State Theatre main stage will be transformed into a "club" atmosphere, with the band and the audience both on stage.  Cash bar will also be available on stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The curtain rises. Everyone's listening. What do you say? Eno (The Realistic Joneses) crafts an intimate comedy drama that takes audiences on a theatrical journey that's surprising, yet familiar. Starring two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale (HBO's Veep and Fox's/Netflix's Arrested Development) with Kathryn Smith-McGlynn, Wakey, Wakey is a remarkable combination of the everyday and the extraordinary that invites you to share the pleasure, humor, and beautiful mystery of life. Experience the play that has everyone talking—plus The Substitution, a never-before-seen companion play commissioned and developed by A.C.T. and written by Eno featuring Kathryn Smith-McGlynn alongside students from A.C.T.'s acclaimed MFA program, and refreshments to follow the show.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Melodic alternative rock band BENVENUE is announcing the release of 'Days To Years,' their latest track and music video; watch HERE. On it, the Bay Area band is challenging the listener to look within themselves, much like their previous single 'Wake Up Now' which was also co-produced by Jason Mater (Disney Music Publishing) and has over 33,000 YouTube views.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira) announces Beyond the Realm (February 2019), a month-long festival showcasing bold new works-in-progress by four boundary-pushing playwrights, with four workshops of new plays by MJ Kaufman, Nia Witherspoon, Michael Yates Crowley, and Asiimwe Deborah Kawe. Responsiveness and a commitment to playwrights' needs are at the heart of the Realm's practice; with the launch of this new program-in lieu of a second full-length production this season-the Realm seizes the opportunity to devote the beginning of the year to these four playwrights testing and honing their exhilarating new works. Throughout a month of programming, the definitions of theater will be challenged as the festival creates new ways of presenting live storytelling and blurs the lines that divide creators from spectators. Tickets for the Festival are free and reservations open to the general public on Tuesday, January 22nd. Donors receive early access starting January 17th. For more information, visit http://www.playwrightsrealm.org/beyond/.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announces that baritone Mariusz Kwiecie , scheduled to sing the role of Zurga in Bizet's The Pearl Fishers, recently withdrew from the production due to personal circumstances.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announces that conductor Christophe Rousset withdrew today from the HGO premiere of La favorite due to personal circumstances. HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers will conduct all five performances. The production runs from Jan. 24 a?" Feb. 9, 2020 at the Wortham Theater Center.
by Bruce Apar - Jan 12, 2020
While Lend Me a Tenor's tenor is typically farcical -- breakneck pace, mistaken identities, misunderstandings, overactive hormones, sexual wordplay, frenetic and improbable physicality, and a panoply of slamming doors -- what sets it apart from others of its ilk is the musical conceit that drives the nutty plot.
by Review Roundups - Feb 4, 2020
Starring two-time Emmy Award winner Tony Hale (HBO's Veep and Fox's/Netflix's Arrested Development) with Kathryn Smith-McGlynn, Wakey, Wakey is a remarkable combination of the everyday and the extraordinary that invites you to share the pleasure, humor, and beautiful mystery of life.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
The Playwrights Realm (Founding Artistic Director Katherine Kovner and Producing Director Roberta Pereira) will presents the 2020 INK'D Festival of New Plays, showcasing new works by this year's Realm Writing Fellows Tanya Everett, Maya Macdonald, Tasha Gordon-Solmon, and Christopher Reyes (February 24-27). The festival's plays offer vast tonal and stylistic variation while cohering around complex contemplations of structural issues. INK'D has proven to be an indispensable launching pad for the voices driving the future of playwriting. This year's powerful slate continues to introduce audiences to a diversity of fresh perspectives, thereby underscoring theater's potential to expand the possibilities of dramatic storytelling and engage with the world around it.
by Tim Sullivan - Feb 3, 2020
Wakey Wakey is a superbly-acted exploration of what it means to be alive in the modern world that will provoke you and ultimately lift you out of your seat with a deeper appreciation for the life you're leading.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
BroadwayWorld and The Institute for American Musical Theatre are joining forces to bring an exclusive series of online classes in Acting, Singing, and Dance to students around the world! With each class, you will have access to some of the most sought-after teachers in New York City, and with their personalized feedback, they will help guide YOU towards a career in the arts. This series is as close as you can get to training in New York City without actually being there!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
BroadwayWorld and The Institute for American Musical Theatre are joining forces to bring an exclusive series of online classes in Acting, Singing, and Dance to students around the world! With each class, you will have access to some of the most sought-after teachers in New York City, and with their personalized feedback, they will help guide YOU towards a career in the arts. This series is as close as you can get to training in New York City without actually being there!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Highly regarded acting instructor, Linda Ann Watt, ActingAtlanta.com will teach a Concentrated On-Camera Master Class Acting & Scene Study for adults at Village Theatre in Atlanta, Saturdays March 7 - 21.
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 15, 2019
This week's decluttering is only freeing up a tiny bit of space in my collection, but it represents an enormous place in my heart. The only version of The Wiz I have on CD is the AMAZING/IF YOU DON'T KNOW IT, YOU'RE NOT A REAL BROADWAY FAN original cast album starring Stephanie Mills. I do have the movie soundtrack in my iTunes and the soundtrack of 'The Wiz Live!' is on Apple Music, so let's dive in.
by Beth Leitman - Dec 3, 2019
Adobe theatre's An Adobe Christmas Carol brings the spirit of the holidays to Albuquerque. With a small cast of only 13 playing multiple roles, the heartfelt production kicked off the season starting on November 22nd. The play, which is adapted and directed by Pete Parkin, takes the classic tale of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol and modernizes it many ways, giving the production even more depth. In the play, a group of homeless people break into an abandoned theater on Christmas Eve in order to find shelter from the cold. While they are getting settled in the theatre and looking for food or blankets and costumes for warmth, they come across a copy of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Rather than using the book as kindling for a fire, the group decide to perform the classic tale and act it out in order to distract themselves from the cold, using what props and costumes they find in the abandoned theatre.
by Jay Irwin - Dec 2, 2019
Back in 2017, Dear Readers, Book-It Repertory Theatre brought us the highly anticipated musical adaptation of Diana Wynne Jones beloved book, 'Howl's Moving Castle', adapted by Myra Platt with music and lyrics from Justin Huertas. The show was certainly a charmer but, personally, I found the storytelling confusing and muddled. Platt and Huertas have now remounted the piece with some welcome additions. Still a few confusing bits and superfluous elements but this new adaptation brings so much more of the story to life making the evening of fantasy even more charming.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018
Ikinari Steak just opened its ninth location in Manhattan on Friday, August 3rd at 1007 Lexington Avenue (between 72nd and 73rd Streets).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
The Michelle Danner Acting Studio has reopened-with health and safety measures being implemented: They will offer live in-person classes at a reduced rate valid through September 12th. The 8-week program is now $475 (regularly $545). 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
On September 6th, two stage favorites Bonnie Milligan and Natalie Walker are finally realizing a long-held intention to headline 54 Below together with a cabaret show that will surely thrill audiences with its careful planning and at least one whole week of hard work.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
This fall, the Contemporary Theater Company presents a touching and remarkable play, The Father, about an older man's world being turned upside down as dementia creeps in. It plays on the Contemporary Theater Company's riverfront performance patio September 14 through October 5.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
The Playwrights Realm (Katherine Kovner, Founding Artistic Director; Roberta Pereira, Producing Director) today announces the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of Jonathan Payne's The Revolving Cycles Truly and Steadily Roll'd, directed by Awoye Timpo (Sept. 7-Oct. 6, at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project).  This world premiere marks the first full production from the mordantly funny and unsparing voice of Jonathan Payne.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2020
Playwrights Horizons today launched Soundstage, an original anthological series of scripted short fiction works commissioned from a wide range of America's most adventurous playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2020
Today, Orlando Fringe announced a fourteen-day schedule of online experiences to take place May 12-25, the same dates of the recently canceled Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival. This year's Fringe Festival was going to be the organization's 29th, but was recently canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Highly regarded acting instructor, Linda Ann Watt, CharlotteActing.com will teach Master Class Acting & Scene Study for adults at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, 345 North College Street in Charlotte, starting Monday, March 6, 2019.