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by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 26, 2019
Lysander loves Hermia. Hermia loves Lysander. Demetrius loves Hermia. Helena loves Demetrius. No one loves Helena (poor Helena). This byzantine love quadrangle turns even more ludicrous when, lost in the woods on a midsummer's eve, the love-struck quartet finds themselves at the mercy of a band of mischievous fairies armed with a potent love potion.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 24, 2020
Didirri’s guide to listening to Sold For Sale: “Take a brisk walk in the sunshine for the first four tracks, then listen to the next two in your room as your heart rate goes down, and then, finally, close your eyes and lie down for the closing track and let it wash over you.”
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2019
Luca Silvestrini's Protein announce a multi-dimensional celebratory programme to mark the company's 21st birthday. Since their first production in 1998, Protein have cemented their reputation as one of Britain's most distinctive dance companies, blending bold and clever choreography with a great sense of humour. The anniversary celebrations draw on Luca's choreographic practice and Protein's rich tradition of working with non-professional dancers from across the community, including students in pupil referral units and the elderly. Protein 21 coincides with a UK tour and Christmas run for The Little Prince, along with further developments to the company's plans to relocate to Woolwich Works.
by Jim Munson - Sep 2, 2020
As the San Francisco Bay Area reaches six months of sheltering-in-place, the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for mental health have become more prevalent than ever. In response, The Marsh is bringing back virtual LIVE performances (with post-event discussions) of Brian Copelanda??s captivating drama a?oeThe Waiting Period.a?? This deeply moving and surprisingly funny work that outlines his own struggles with depression and suicidal thought has been shown to literally save lives. The first performance will be Saturday, September 5th at 7:30pm PDT, with 5 subsequent performances on alternate Sundays at 5:00pm from September 13th through November 8th. All performances are offered free of charge. Please visit The Marsh website for additional information. As people around the world continue to navigate the potential health and financial impacts of the ongoing pandemic, Copeland knew that offering performances of a?oeThe Waiting Perioda?? would provide a safe space and support system for those in need during these trying times. BroadwayWorld had the pleasure of speaking with Copeland twice in recent months about the show and his long, fascinating career. In two decades as a successful standup comedian, he opened for musical icons such as Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin. He has also hosted popular, long-running talk shows on KGO radio and TV. He is perhaps best known as creator and star of numerous of solo shows, including a?oeNot a Genuine Black Mana?? which he developed at The Marsh and remains the longest-running solo show in Bay Area history.
by Julie Musbach - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 15, 2020
The Broad Stage and esteemed LA-based publisher Red Hen Press continues season two of the Red Hen Press Poetry Hour with an online episode on Thursday, September 24 at 6pm PT in which host Sandra Tsing Loh leads a program with five unique artists about the intersections between feminism, performance, identity and poetry in the time following the #MeToo Movement.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 14, 2019
Things are about to get a little 'RUTHLESS' at Theater UnCorked with their production of Joel Paley and Marvin Laird's RUTHLESS! The Musical!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 12, 2019
Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier theatre company, continues its 2019a?"20 season with Terrence McNally's satirical farce, It's Only a Play. Hailed by Entertainment Weekly as a?oehilariously, sidesplittingly funny,a?? It's Only a Play will perform at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City) October 10a?"27, 2019. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursdaysa?"Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Press night for It's Only a Play will be on Friday, October 11, 2019. Single tickets range in price from $27a?"$60 are available now by calling 650-349-6411 ext. 2 or visiting  
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 28, 2019
Sundance Institute announced today two support tracks for artists from underrepresented communities, continuing the Institute's commitment to fostering inclusive artistic visions. Announced today are the eight members of the second class of the Momentum Fellowship, a full-year program of deep, customized creative and professional support for writers, directors, and producers from underrepresented communities who are poised to take the next step in their careers, working across documentary and feature filmmaking, and episodic content. Sundance Institute also announced the four awardees of the inaugural Launch Grant Fund, a new opportunity for emerging filmmakers from underrepresented communities launching their first feature film.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 26, 2020
Sunday evening saw a very different kind of Zoom call. In aid of The Royal Theatrical Fund, Lockdown Theatre presented another excellent performance; Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, featuring an absolutely stellar cast who performed the play as a live table read over Zoom.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2020
Fanny fans demanded more and we delivered! Not only is the Fabulous Fanny Brice Show starring The Broadway Expert, Kimberly Faye Greenberg, extended through the end of the year, it is now available on the premium Stellar streaming platform.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 23, 2019
Your Halloween Party just got 14 times more fun with the October 17 online release of 14 animated shorts featuring monsters new and old as patients on the psychiatrist's couch
by Student Blogger: Holden Childress - Oct 1, 2020
Movie musicals dona??t always translate well from stage to screen, mostly because it is difficult to recreate the magic of a live stage production on camera.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 9, 2020
Today (November 9) in live streaming: Robyn Hurder joins Brenda Braxton on Stars in the House, Rockers on Broadway, and so much more!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 5, 2019
The Washington Stage Guild continues its season of great writers with a vividly theatrical adaptation of one of Charles Dickens's novels, Hard Times. Dickens's tale of love, loss, and circus folk is set against the backdrop of Industrial Revolution England. This clever version, in which four actors play dozens of characters, has not been seen in Washington for over two decades!
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019
A look back at comedy icon Mel Brooks' legendary career in film and television, debuts December 13 on HBO.
by Stage Tube - Nov 13, 2019
The Guthrie Theater presents the perennial holiday favorite A Christmas Carol, written by Charles Dickens, adapted by Crispin Whittell and directed by Lauren Keating. A Twin Cities holiday tradition for many, this season marks the Guthrie's 45th production, making it the longest run of A Christmas Carol in regional theater history. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 11, 2019
Tig Notaro is coming to Pikes Peak Center in Colorado Springs on Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 6:00pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 15th at 10am. Tickets are $29.50 and $39.50 plus applicable fees. All tickets may be purchased online at or charged by phone at 719-520-SHOW.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 5, 2021
“Cutthroat” was released March 12 via KIDinaKORNER/Interscope. A propulsive, punk-leaning anthem about killing the critic inside of you, vocalist Dan Reynolds has called the song “an exorcism of self-pity.” The band recorded the song with producer Rick Rubin at his Shangri-La studio in Malibu. 
by Cindy Marcolina - May 27, 2020
Director and producer Mark Dooley has just released Repeat Attenders, a direct look into the lives of musical theatre superfans in the form of a documentary. Interviewing audience members from Broadway to the West End and from Germany to his native Australia, his film opens the doors to what the most extremes fans in theatre are willing to do to pursue their passion. We had a chat to discuss celebrity culture, toxic fandoms, obsession, and the inherent beauty and wholesomeness of the theatrical experience.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2020
The Lehman Trilogy is officially in previews on Broadway! This strictly limited, 16-week engagement comes to Broadway on the heels of runs at London's National Theatre and New York's Park Avenue Armory, as well as an engagement in London's West End. Written by Stefano Massini, directed by Academy Award and Tony Award winner Sam Mendes, and starring its original cast of Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley, and Ben Miles, The Lehman Trilogy opens officially at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Thursday, March 26, 2020.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 6, 2020
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature the Olivier Award nominations, BYE BYE BIRDIE at the Kennedy Center, and More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2020
Max Brooks, son of comedic legend Mel Brooks, posted a video on Twitter with his famous dad, warning about the potential dangers of spreading COVID-19. 
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2020
The Chicago area's 47th annual Bach Week Festival has announced details of its 2020 season of concerts in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, May 1 to May 30, 2020, including the Baroque music festival's first mainstage period-instrument program and its first concert in Chicago's Ravenswood neighborhood, among other events.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2021
Taraji P. Henson will take on the iconic role of Miss Hannigan in the upcoming NBC holiday production of Annie Live! The award-winning actress will play opposite a soon-to-be-discovered young star as the network kicks off a nationwide casting search for the titular role of Annie. The live production will air Thursday, Dec. 2 on NBC. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2021
WHITE WAVE Dance will celebrate their 20th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival VIRTUALLY! WHITE WAVE scours the globe in search of today's most innovative dancemakers, both emerging and established, and brings them VIRTUALLY together for one extended weekend, all the while paying extra attention to the new, emerging, and experimental.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2021
Audiences will meet at Woolwich Common, a hidden London gem, and be guided in groups by a performer encountering nature as they go. A stop at the 19th century St George's Garrison Church will give the audience a chance to enjoy the beautiful ruin and garden, before continuing down towards the river for the final performance at Royal Arsenal Riverside. 
by Eleni Cashell - Jul 6, 2020
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2020
BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020
ABC today announced that the network will debut its latest live musical event this fall with “Young Frankenstein Live!” (working title), produced by the legendary director, writer, actor, comedian, producer and composer, Mel Brooks. The announcement comes on the heels of the network's most recent hit musical spectacular, “The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!,” which marked the most-watched made-for-TV musical on any network in nearly four years and ranked as the week's No. 1 entertainment show.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 6, 2020
Ivo van Hove might be busy at the Broadway Theatre as the director of the new revival of West Side Story, but his creative energy will move to a new project this spring.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021
World-renowned singers are coming to The Wick Theatre in Boca Raton to perform at the Wick Supper Club. Nicolas King, Billy Strich, Anthony Nunziata and Christine Pedi are kicking off the new year with spectacular dinner and show events.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2021
Hawaii Theatre Center has announced an upcoming performance from Tig Notaro. The event will take place on June 5, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 20, 2020
Loved by children and adults around the world for generations, the classic tale by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been given a fresh and witty new adaptation using Luca Silvestrini's distinctive blend of dance, humour, words and music. Following its premiere at DanceEast for Christmas 2018 and 2019 tour, including a Christmas run at The Place in London, the show returns with the theatre tour and also a new adapted version especially made for for rural areas and smaller venues. Audiences will be invited to join the Little Prince as he journeys through a weird and wonderful universe, meeting fascinating characters along the way whilst learning about the value of friendship and love.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 6, 2020
a?oeBeneath the Bikini,a?? an award-winning storytelling cabaret out of Orlando, FL, will be part of the New York Frigid Festival, with six performances at Under St. Marks between February 24th and March 8th. In the 60-minute cabaret, writer and performer Katie Thayer regales audiences with her story of growing up a?oenot so skinny,a?? her love of food, and finding the confidence to start a bikini advertising business.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Feb 3, 2020
I am pleased to kick off BroadwayWorld Dance's 2020 Black History Month Celebration by honouring the incredible Emmy, Grammy, Tony, & Drama Desk award-winning, multi-hyphenate creative André De Shields!
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Feb 25, 2020
At a platform at the National Theatre on a blustery February evening, Michael Billington spoke with artistic director Rufus Norris about his career and processes. Billington stepped down from his role as chief theatre critic of the Guardian, a position he held for 48 years, at the end of 2019. 
by TV Scoop - Feb 21, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 10, 2020!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2021
World University of Design has carved its own unique niche and is known to promote excellence in design, visual arts and performing arts amongst others. The institute seized the opportunity to honor French Artist Stephanie Le Beller Arpels with '2021 Critics' Choice Award' on Friday, February 19, 2021 at 67A, Friends Colony West, New Delhi.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020
John Malkovich Will Star in the US premiere of THE MUSIC CRITIC, a show in which classical music, theater, and comedy collide, written and conceived by Aleksey Igudesman. Performances presented by the Kennedy Center, the Long Center for the Performing Arts, Cal Performances for UC Berkeley, and Houston Symphony, will take place from April 28 - May 7, 2020.
by TV Scoop - Feb 14, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of DC'S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 3, 2020!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 3, 2020
Rotten Tomatoes, entertainment fans’ go-to resource for movie, TV and streaming recommendations, has launched a new Top Critics program for its world-famous Tomatometer rating system.
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2020
Fran Lebowitz knows what she likes—and what she doesn’t like. And she won’t wait for an invitation to tell you. For decades, the critic and essayist has been expressing her opinions, sometimes grouchily, always riotously.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 15, 2020
Despite an arts season drastically reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian Theatre Critics Association was still able to present its 2020 Nathan Cohen Awards for excellence in critical writing.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2019
Luca Silvestrini's Protein, one of Britain's most distinctive dance companies, has announced Simon Pitts, Commissioning Editor at BBC World Service, as the new Chair of its board. Simon, who has previously worked as an editor, producer and director in radio and television, is responsible for Arts, Music, Faith, Drama and Documentary programming at the broadcaster. He is also a prize-winning independent director of the films The Boy and the Bus and Ten Glorious Seconds.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 25, 2020
The critic’s choice, horror anthology 10/31: A Halloween Horror Anthology, will finally make its long-awaited digital premiere.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2020
Luca Silvestrini's Protein is one of the UK's leading touring dance companies. This year, it celebrates its 21st anniversary and has announced a multi-dimensional celebratory programme to mark the milestone
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2021
Luca Silvestrini’s Protein has announced a new promenade experience for the summer, their first in-person performance since the start of the pandemic. En Route will move through the streets and iconic public spaces of Woolwich in the Royal Borough of Greenwich from the week of 26th July.
by Cheyne Nomura - Apr 1, 2020
In this time of uncertainty, the best one can do---and hopefully you've been doing so!---is to stay indoors and quarantine. While it's no news that many businesses and industries have been affected by the virus, an industry that has largely been impacted is certainly the arts. With cinemas and theatres temporarily closed, communities are unfortunately unable to attend the venues they frequent in order to be immersed in stories that help them escape reality for two hours. So, through the inability to review shows, I reached out to a friend of mind and collaborator, Alex Munro, whom I worked with on in #MeToo Monologues: Stories for Healing (2019) and the halted Where Words Once Were (2020), to not only do a spotlight but to also get some thoughts on what folks can do in order to help specifically theatres sustain themselves throughout these alarming, volatile times.