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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Join us in High-heeled heaven!! The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Kinky Boots hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 18 through October 27.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
NoMads Art Collective has announced the lineup for their 2019/2020 season. Kicking off their season in October will be their inaugural playwriting festival, Sparks: A 10 Minute Play Laboratory. Then, in May 2020, they will be producing the world premiere of littlespace, or the daddy play, written by company member Marjorie Muller. And rounding out their season in Summer 2020 will be their second ensemble show, a follow-up to their sold-out run of their devised and immersive piece Focus Group, a Focus Group which ran this past June.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
A bold new drama about pioneering 20th-century artist and illustrator J.C. Leyendecker and his lover-muse, America's first male sex symbol, will have its Southern premiere at the famed Reynolda House Museum of American Art in Winston-Salem.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
The National Theatre today announced that Bijan Sheibani's (Barber Shop Chronicles, Dance Nation) production of A Taste of Honey, the remarkable taboo-breaking 1950s play written by Shelagh Delaney when she was just 19, will transfer to the West End immediately following a nine-week UK tour. A Taste of Honey will play a limited 12-week run at Trafalgar Studios from 5 December in a co-production with Trafalgar Theatre Productions, with an opening night on Monday 9 December. Tickets will go on sale to the general public from 11 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Jodie Prenger stars in the National Theatre's production of A Taste Of Honey at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
New York's leading LGBTQ film festival, NewFest, has announced the full lineup of their 31st annual celebration of the year's best LGBTQ films from around the world. As announced earlier this week, the festival will kick off the festival's 31st edition with the New York premiere of Mike Doyle's Manhattan-set ensemble rom-com SELL BY, featuring an eclectic cast including Scott Evans (Netflix's “Grace and Frankie”), Kate Walsh (ABC's “Grey's Anatomy”), Academy Award-nominee and Emmy Award-winner Patricia Clarkson, Michelle Buteau (Netflix's “Tales of the City”) and Augustus Prew (HIGH-RISE), and will close the festival with the New York premiere of Rodrigo Bellott's award-winning film TU ME MANQUES, which was recently announced as Bolivia's submission for Best International Feature Film selection for the 2019 Academy Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
For one week only this Halloween season, New York audiences will delve deep into the pitch black dark as writer and director Luke Walker presents the limited engagement, pre Off-Broadway run of THE WAKE OF DICK JOHNSON, an immersive, intimate setting of an authentic wake where the deceased returns to the living to explain the grim realities we all encounter in the after-life.
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 18, 2019
The exhibit, I Am More, featuring sixteen paintings of individuals accompanied by essays about how they are more than their mental challenges, will be hosted by Bill Hanney's North Shore Music Theatre during the run of a?oeSunset Boulevarda?? from Sept. 24-Oct. 6, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Z Space presents its second annual Problematic Play Festival, a staged reading series. The festival presents ambitious and provocative plays that have been rejected by other theaters or could otherwise be seen as too 'problematic' to produce.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good musical sensation, will welcome back Phil Nichol as he reprises his role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle and thrilled to announce Melissa Jacques will step up into the role of Margaret New from 30 September 2019.
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The Highwomen—the self-titled release from acclaimed collaborative movement formed by Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires—debuts this week at #1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart, #10 on the all-genre Billboard 200 and #4 on Billboard's Top Current Albums chart with over 34,000 equivalent units sold.
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 13, 2019
The National Theatre has announced its productions on-sale for October 2019 a?' March 2020
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
An unsettling yet darkly funny love story between a sassy sex worker and her smooth-talking client. Mike is a classic car dealer, successful and somewhat sleazy. He has the gift of the gab but he's lonely. He desperately wants to woo Lillian and whisk her off to an exotic Greek island. Lillian, allergic to any form of rescuing or emotional connection, makes it clear to Mike that she will not go. Mike hears Lillian; but being a man who thrives on closing deals will not accept 'no' without a good fight.
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 Craig Richardson - Oct 9, 2019
Located at 330 N. Broadway inside First United Methodist Church is the Forum Theatre Company. Under artistic director Kathryn Page Hauptman, her current production of Memphis The Musical is nothing short of being truly incredible earning her a firm reputation of being a convincing story telling director. Taking place in Memphis, Tennessee during the 1950's among a racially divided south, the show depicts exactly what the city is best known for: being the birthplace of rock n' roll. With a well-rounded, talented cast, stunning lightning and set design plus rocking choreography, this show will captivate you from start to finish drawing anyone in our own city looking for quality, music theatre entertainment next to Broadway. The show runs September 26 through October 13th under permission of Theatrical Rights Worldwide.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Quintessence of Dust Theatre Company will host a one night only benefit reading of the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home. Tony Award nominees Jenn Colella (Come From Away) and Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom) are set to play Alison and Medium Alison, respectively.
BWW Review: FOURPLAY, A RECENTLY CONCLUDED PERFORMANCE Mocked Non-acceptance Towards Same-sex Marriage
by Zofeen Maqsood - Oct 4, 2019
Performance art 'Fourplay' talked about the active/passive roles of two people and presents an awareness of sexual education while mocking the system of non-acceptance towards same-sex marriages.
by Review Roundups - Oct 3, 2019
When Peter Nichols wrote the ground-breaking play A Day in the Death of Joe Egg in 1967, it was inspired by his own personal experience of bringing up his disabled daughter. A story about family, the funny and moving play shines a light on her parents' caring for their daughter, who is affectionately nicknamed Joe Egg.
BWW Interview: Joshua William Gelb, Johnny Lloyd and Nehemiah Luckett Talk Confronting Controversy with JAZZ SINGER
by Sarah Hookey - Oct 2, 2019
It's true what they say; the classics never do go out of style. That's particularly true with 1927's The Jazz Singer. The first feature-length 'sound film,' Alan Crosland's The Jazz Singer made history with its use of synchronized sound, however it's also remembered for its controversial use of blackface. Now, almost a century later, audience members get the opportunity to re-discover such a significant production in an entirely new medium.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2019
Joseph Marcell - best known as laconic British butler 'Geoffrey' in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - and Christopher Fairbank - best known for his role as 'Moxey' in the iconic British series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet - will star as 'Byron' and 'Ames' in the long-awaited UK premiere of Sam Shepard's play AGES OF THE MOON, directed by Alexander Lass, playing from Thursday 17 October - Sunday 24 November at the Vaults Theatre in London's Waterloo, with a press night on Wednesday 23 October.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 12, 2019
This fall on Broadway, many accomplished screen actors are making their way to the stage. From iconic Game of Thrones characters to Oscar winners, find out more about some of the film and television stars on the Great White Way this season!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Houses on the Moon Theater Company (Emily Joy Weiner, Co-Founder & Artistic Director; Kevin Connor, Managing Director) proudly presents The Santa Closet, written and performed by Jeffrey Solomon and directed by Joe Brancato (Daniel's Husband). The Santa Closet is an updated version of Mr. Solomon's acclaimed solo play Santa Claus is Coming Out, which premiered Off-Broadway in 2009. On the 10th anniversary of that production, this new version reflects the advances and nuances in our understanding of LGBTQ lives and remains as timely 10 years later as when it first broke ground.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Sex, politics, and religion a?" nothing is sacred a?" in Westport Country Playhouse's world premiere translation and adaption of Molière's comedy, a?oeDon Juan,a?? by Brendan Pelsue, directed by Playhouse associate artistic director David Kennedy, from November 5 a?" 23.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 30, 2019
ENDLESS SECOND is a new play about consent between a young and in love couple and explores how we talk about sexual violence. Ahead of the show's run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe, writer Theo Toksvig-Stewart, co-star Maddie Gray and director Camilla Gürtler, talk to us about ENDLESS SECOND.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 27, 2019
Glaswegian cussing, crowd work extraordinaire MARTHA MCBRIER is the Queen of the Free Fringe. Her show at this year's festival launches a campaign against the perennial HAPPINESS BULLY in her hard-hitting and hilarious show about suicide, country music and not smiling just because the office idiot told you to cheer up.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Ten shows from the USA are coming to Edinburgh Fringe this year!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
Returning to the UK stage 12 years after the award-winning success of Gormenghast, the reformed David Glass Ensemble present their breath-taking physical adaptation of Bleak House by international master theatre maker David Glass.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 24, 2019
BWW catches up with Theatre Re to chat about bringing Birth to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Florida Repertory Theatre's Education Department is pleased to present a?oeSpring Awakening,a?? with music by Duncan Sheik and book and lyrics by Steven Sater. The eight-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical is the next offering in the theatre's popular Conservatory Program and runs August 9-11 and 15-17 in the Historic Arcade Theatre. Conservatory tickets are $25/$20 for adults and $10 for students.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 60 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Fourth Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full month of free performances, workshops, readings, music and poetry in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival. The BFF's primary focus will be on Santa Monica and Los Angeles-based artists.
by Paul Smith - Jul 20, 2019
Hamilton is ready to blow us all away as they enter their fourth year of their monumental Broadway run! Take a look at the current cast that is burning up the Richard Rodgers stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
51Fest, presented by Women in the World and IFC Center, today unveiled the lineup for the inaugural event. Celebrating the voice, vision and stories of the female majority through compelling screenings and conversations, all by or about women, the first annual 51Fest will be held July 18-21 in New York City.
by Sarah Murphy - Jul 16, 2019
Body. is the kind of kinetic theatre experience that Fringe was created to showcase. An ensemble of eight using movement and spoken word to encounter all of the things we don't want to talk about: body image, gender, race, toxic masculinity, the menstrual cycle, masturbation...
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
After a year of producing at venues around DC, Theater J returns to a beautifully renovated Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center with the passionate new musical Love Sick, the first show of its 19/20 season. Love Sick is written and adapted by Israeli actress/writer Ofra Daniel, with music by Daniel and Lior Ben-Hur. It is directed by Olivier and Tony Award nominee Christopher Renshaw, music directed by celebrated Palestinian musician Ali Paris, who also performs, and choreographed by Matt Cole. The press is invited to Opening Night of Love Sick on Monday, September 9 at 7:30 PM.
by Daniel Perks - Aug 4, 2019
Oli Forsyth expertly writes and directs Such Filthy F*cks, a show that questions why porn and porn addiction is still taboo.
by Joanna Trainor - Aug 3, 2019
When life gives you lemons, squirt them in people's eyes. Catherine Bohart's back for a second year at the Pleasance Courtyard.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Speaking to the #metoo and #timesup movement, Susy Porter brings her darkest secrets into the light. Will she shed her shame and embrace her inner strength? Will she learn to turn her passiveness into power? It's time to Wake Up Little Susy. One night only, Saturday, September 7th at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Joseph Marcell a?' best known as laconic British butler 'Geoffrey' in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air a?' and Christopher Fairbank a?' best known for his role as 'Moxey' in the iconic British series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet a?' will star as 'Byron' and 'Ames' in the long-awaited UK premiere of Sam Shepard's play AGES OF THE MOON, directed by Alexander Lass, playing from Thursday 17 October a?' Sunday 24 November at the Vaults Theatre in London's Waterloo, with a press night on Wednesday 23 October.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Get a sneak peek inside rehearsal for the National Theatre's UK tour of A Taste of Honey.
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Aug 23, 2019
Erik Patterson has made a name for himself in the LA Theater community. A mentor to burgeoning playwrights and a stinging satirist who has racked up nominations and awards, such as the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Writing award for 2017's ONE OF THE NICE ONES, Patterson writes confrontational plays about that most rickety of life forms, humanity. Patterson's new play HANDJOB opens at Echo Theatre Company, directed by Chris Fields, and stars Steven Culp from Desperate Housewives and The West Wing.
by Michael Rabice - Aug 2, 2019
How does an author title a play? Well, there should be something descriptive, enticing or informative to engage the audience from the outset.The Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake has gone out of a limb and programmed a virtually unknown play that is rarely, if ever produced. Oh, and the title is simply SEX. And it's author is no other than the infamous Mae West! But did West really write plays? She most certainly did and did so for her own star turns. Written in 1926, unable to advertise using the title, and later raided after running for a year, SEX was almost forgotten. Happily, this highly polished and entertaining production now running through October turns out to be the sleeper of the season.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Aug 19, 2019
NEXT TO NORMAL, the award-winning rock musical about a suburban family dealing with mental health illness, will be performed at the USMAR ISMAIL THEATRE HALL, Jakarta on Tuesday, August 20th 2019. This musical is produced by JAKARTA YOUTH FOR PERFORMING ARTS (JYPA) and officially licensed through Music Theatre International (MTI). JYPA is also collaborating with mental health and suicide prevention community INTO THE LIGHT.
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
BBC One announces the commission of a major new drama series based on Ben Macintyre's best-selling book SAS: Rogue Heroes which tells the incredible story of how the world's most renowned and ruthless Special Forces unit, the SAS, came to exist.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
MVD ENTERTAINMENT GROUP and RUE MORGUE have teamed up to launch the MIDNIGHT MOVIE SOCIETY, a curated Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) service specializing in Extreme Underground, Taboo and Cult Horror movies. Now genre fans can gain access to a film library of shocking underground, outrageous gore, creature features, cult classics and much more. Those with a taste for the weirdest and wildest reaches of genre cinema will not be disappointed!
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Aug 15, 2019
On May 23rd, a new contemporary ballet show, KINTSUGI, ran for one show only at Teater Kecil, Jakarta. It is the brainchild of dancer Elhaq Latief under the banner of ELHAQ LATIEF PRODUCTION and tells the story of a romance that devolves into an abusive relationship. The show is followed with a discussion session with National Commission on Violence Against Women, Komnas Perempuan, and abuse survivor advocacy foundation, Yayasan Pulih.
by Bobby Patrick - Aug 14, 2019
Darlings, last night we watched Joe's Pub BURN to the ground! Set on FIRE by the incendiary Jackie Hoffman's fire breathing mouth. This perennial of such New York musical comedy classics as Hairspray, On The Town, her star turn in Once Upon A Mattress, and the current Off-Broadway hit-of-the-season A Kleyn Eydish (oh the heck with it) Fiddler On The Roof - In Yiddish no less, held forth with stand-up and lay-them-in-the-isles comedy songs for 70(ish) minutes that have us still laughing and wanting more; even though we are SORE from all the laughter.
by Emily Yorgey - Aug 12, 2019
Florida Repertory Theatre Education's production of SPRING AWAKENING brings topics that are often considered a?oetabooa?? for youth to life on stage, showcasing the dangers of a lack of education, discussion, and sympathy. This production of SPRING AWAKENING is especially important because not only does it allow the audience to view and discuss these topics, but the cast of the show is also comprised of mostly teenagers, and I think this fact makes it even more meaningful because a lot of the things happening in the show are things people their age actually deal with.