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Jose Rivera to Make Special Appearance at INTAR's THE MAIDS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

INTAR has announced that the 2016-'17 Season will kick off with the world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet.  Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams with Special Appearance by Jose Rivera (September 29 to October 9th only).  (more...)

Jose Rivera Makes Special Appearance at INTAR's THE MAIDS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

INTAR's 2016-'17 Season kicks off with the world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet. Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams with Special Appearance by Jose Rivera (tonight, September 29, to October 9th only). (more...)

BWW Takes a First Look at the World Premiere of THE MAIDS, by José Rivera
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

INTAR will kick off the 2016-'17 Season tonight with the world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet.  Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams with Special Appearance by Jose Rivera (September 29 to October 9th only). (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from October 14 - November 8, 2015. (more...)

Cast Complete for MCC Theater's 'PlayLabs' Reading of EL HURACAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

MCC Theater today announced the complete cast and creative team for Charise Castro Smith's El Hurac n, the second of the 2017 PlayLabs readings, which will be held tonight, Monday, September 25th at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Mesa (more...)

New Opera Libretto Adapted from Ray Bradbury's THE HALLOWEEN TREE Gets ALT Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), present the company's libretto workshop and upcoming presentation of THE HALLOWEEN TREE today, October 30, 2015, will feature actors Glenn Seven Allen, Etai Benson, Daniel T. Curran, Jesse Geguzis, Emma Grimsley, Conor Guzman, Adam La Faci, Thia Stephan, and Rocky Vega. (more...)

Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's twelfth season will open in October with Jose Rivera's MARISOL - an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. (more...)

Photo Flash: Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 12th Season Opens with Jose Rivera's MARISOL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's twelfth season will open in October with Jose Rivera's MARISOL an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. Marisol Perez is a copy editor for a Manhattan publisher. Though she is a white-collar worker, she still chooses to live alone in the tough section of the Bronx where she grew up. The play opens with Marisol barely escaping a vicious attack on her subway trip back to the Bronx. Later that evening, Marisol's guardian angel pays a visit to tell her she can no longer serve as Marisol's protector because she has been called to join the revolution already in progress against an old and senile God who is dying and 'taking the rest of the universe with him.' The angel warns Marisol that she will face many threats over the coming days and advises her to be prepared to defend herself. Soon, Marisol is caught up in the Armageddon being fought on the streets of New York City. (more...)

Cast Set for ALT Reading of New Opera Libretto Adapted from Ray Bradbury's THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director of American Lyric Theater (ALT), announced today that the company's libretto workshop and upcoming presentation of THE HALLOWEEN TREE on Friday, October 30, 2015, will feature actors Glenn Seven Allen, Etai Benson, Daniel T. Curran, Jesse Geguzis, Emma Grimsley, Conor Guzman, Adam La Faci, Thia Stephan, and Rocky Vega. (more...)

Promethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, Girardoux
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Social commentary and satire with parallels to today, told through fantasy or absurdism, will be the focus of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 season. (more...)

INTAR Extends World Premiere of THE MAIDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) is proud to announce that the acclaimed world premiere of THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera, adapted from the play by Jean Genet, will extend until October 30th.  Daniel Irizarry directs a cast that features Laura Butler Rivera, Daniel Irizarry, Charlie Munn, Casey Robinson, and Folami Williams.  THE MAIDS by Jose Rivera is presented in association with One-Eighth Theater (founded by its Artistic Directors Daniel Irizarry and Laura Butler Rivera), which is continuing its residency at INTAR Theatre.  THE MAIDS was developed, in part, with assistance from the Orchard Project, a program of The Exchange (Ari Edelson, Artistic Director Dean Strober, Executive Director, www.exchangenyc.org). (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf Garage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from tonight, October 14, through November 8, 2015. (more...)

PlayCo to Open 15th Season with ABYSS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel, kicks off its 15th Anniversary season with the U.S. premiere of Abyss, which marks the U.S. debut of the award-winning German playwright Maria Milisavljevic. Abyss, directed by Maria Mileaf, is a poetic thriller centered on the mysterious disappearance of a young woman. The play exemplifies PlayCo's unique commitment to premiering work from around the world to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater in New York. Abyss is an exploration of what it means to be an outsider. Speaking about the play Milisavljevic says, "making a new home means finding a new kind of honesty. Otherwise the old lies will follow you." (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Jiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of PEERLESS by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon, November 27-December 19 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 3. The cast of PEERLESS includes Teresa Avia Lim, Christopher Livingston, Caroline Neff, JD Taylor, and Tiffany Villarin. (more...)

Jiehae Park's PEERLESS to Make World Premiere at Yale Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Yale Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere of PEERLESS by Jiehae Park, directed by Margot Bordelon, November 27-December 19 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, December 3. The cast of PEERLESS includes Teresa Avia Lim, Christopher Livingston, Caroline Neff, JD Taylor, and Tiffany Villarin. (more...)

HB Studio Presents MARICELA DE LA LUZ LIGHTS THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

HB Studio, one of New York's legendary institutions for theater training and practice located in Greenwich Village, will kick off the 2018 BENEFIT SERIES with a special presentation of Academy-award nominated Jos Rivera's whimsical play, MARICELA DE LA LUZ LIGHTS THE WORLD. (more...)

Cast Set for Jose Rivera and Hector Buitrago's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Goodman Theatre announces casting for ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY, a world premiere music-filled work by Academy Award nominee Jose Rivera with music by Grammy Award winner Hector Buitrago. Directed by Steve Cosson and developed through a co-commission between the Goodman and the New York-based theater company The Civilians, ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY is inspired by the true stories of the inmates at El Buen Pastor womens prison in Bogota, Colombia, who compete in a beauty pageant intended by their jailers to motivate and rehabilitate them. (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

BWW Review: DISENCHANTED! at the Plaza Live
by Student Blogger: Clarissa Moon - May 1, 2017

The touring production of DISENCHANTED! is hilarious. Check out my review below!  To catch The Disenchanted! tour, check out their Facebook page or visit disenchantedmusical.com for dates and cities.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Michelle Nash of TREY PARKER'S CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL at Overture Center
by Angie Stanton - Mar 8, 2017

TREY PARKER'S CANNIBAL! THE MUSICAL makes it's U.S. Premiere at the Overture center for the arts with songs like 'When I Was on Top of You' and 'Meat my Destiny.' The highly anticipated new production tells the hilarious, and (mostly) true story of Alferd Packer, the only person ever convicted of cannibalism in America- the show follows Alferd and his companions, on the hunt for Colorado gold, when they lose their way in the wilderness and are forced to consider unthinkable acts: Singing!…Dancing!…and possibly eating somebody. (more...)

BWW Review: Lyric Arts' SHE LOVES ME Channels Tangled True Love
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 30, 2018

Spring's rebirth in March invites magical thoughts of budding romance. A beloved multi-award winning musical rom-com, She Loves Me, sings in the sunny emotions and weather at Anoka's Lyric Arts. The playful musical first ran on Broadway in 1963, and was translated from Miklos Laszlo's 1937 play "Parfumerie." Joe Masteroff's book partnered with music composed by Jerry Bock together with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, capture the perfect notes to a tangled romance between two store clerks, Amalia and Georg, in 1934 Budapest. The two clash on the small boutique's floor while unknowingly sending each other letters to 'Dear Friend (Yes, they used real snail mail). (more...)

Promethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, Girardoux
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Social commentary and satire with parallels to today, told through fantasy or absurdism, will be the focus of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 season. (more...)

Photo Flash: THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE at Lookingglass Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure, written by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas, and co-directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks and Krissy Vanderwarker. Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure runs June 1 - August 14, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.   (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's MACBETH Begins 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

 Macbeth and Banquo reminded director Jesse Ontiveros of Fidel and Che, and that was the genesis for his idea to set 'Macbeth' in a banana republic for the Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, in a production to be presented July 30 to August 15 in the parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), behind The Clemente. (more...)

FST Goes OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, Beginning 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

In the age of Skype and FaceTime, families are closer than ever, or are they? Find out this summer, with Florida Studio Theatre's third Mainstage show, Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Beginning July 22 in Gompertz Theatre, this funny family drama offers audiences a glimpse back to the days when Sunday family dinners were a regular tradition. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's MACBETH Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Macbeth and Banquo reminded director Jesse Ontiveros of Fidel and Che, and that was the genesis for his idea to set 'Macbeth' in a banana republic for the Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, in a production to be presented today, July 30, to August 15 in the parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), behind The Clemente. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot's MACBETH Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Macbeth and Banquo reminded director Jesse Ontiveros of Fidel and Che, and that was the genesis for his idea to set 'Macbeth' in a banana republic for the Drilling Company's Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, in a production to be presented tonight, July 30 to August 15 in the parking lot at 114 Norfolk Street (between Delancey and Rivington Streets), behind The Clemente. (more...)

FST Goes OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

In the age of Skype and FaceTime, families are closer than ever, or are they? Find out this summer, with Florida Studio Theatre's third Mainstage show, Over the River and Through the Woods by Joe DiPietro. Beginning tonight, July 22 in Gompertz Theatre, this funny family drama offers audiences a glimpse back to the days when Sunday family dinners were a regular tradition. (more...)

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the first staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Ariel Dorfman's shattering drama Death and the Maiden, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler at the Sandra L. Sorenson Black Box, Sorenson Center, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA. (more...)

Cast Set for Jose Rivera and Hector Buitrago's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces casting for ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY, a world premiere music-filled work by Academy Award nominee Jose Rivera with music by Grammy Award winner Hector Buitrago. Directed by Steve Cosson and developed through a co-commission between the Goodman and the New York-based theater company The Civilians, ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY is inspired by the true stories of the inmates at El Buen Pastor womens prison in Bogota, Colombia, who compete in a beauty pageant intended by their jailers to motivate and rehabilitate them. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company will present the gripping and timely play Exit Strategy by "Chicagoan of the Year" Ike Holter January 29-February 28.  Directed by Kip Fagan, the production features an ensemble cast with Michael Cullen, Aime Donna Kelly, Rey Lucas, Deidre Madigan, Christina Nieves, Brandon Pierce, and Ray Spahn. Exit Strategy is the first of several new American plays and presentations at PTC in 2016 which also includes an evening of excerpts from Anna Deavere Smith's new work, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, the Philadelphia premiere of Sex With Strangers by Laura Eason, and the East Coast premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath. (more...)

Photo Flash: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the first staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Ariel Dorfman's shattering drama Death and the Maiden, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler at the Sandra L. Sorenson Black Box, Sorenson Center, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA. (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Company presents OMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Alumnae Theatre's 100th anniversary season continues with the world premiere of Omission, a provocative and haunting new play that questions a papal candidate's involvement in a military coup. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Begins Feb. 16, Rachel Chavkin Directs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County (@ArshtCenter) is proud to present the South Florida premiere of SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS (@SmallMouthPlay), the Obie Award-winning, critically-acclaimed play by Bess Wohl. Playing February 16 - March 4, 2018 in the intimate Carnival Studio Theater (Ziff Ballet Opera House), SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS continues the Center's 2017-2018 Theater Up Close Series. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/19 - HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special - Jan 19, 2018

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 Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)

Alumnae Theatre Company presents OMISSION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

Alumnae Theatre's 100th anniversary season continues with the world premiere of Omission, a provocative and haunting new play that questions a papal candidate's involvement in a military coup. (more...)

2018 BREAKING GROUND Festival To Run 2/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The Huntington Theatre Company's 2018 Breaking Ground festival of new plays will be held February 9 11, 2018 at the Huntington's home for new work, the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. The festival is a vital part of the Huntington's new play development efforts and highlights the work of locally-based Huntington Playwriting Fellows and national writers in partnership with the Huntington. Over the last decade, Breaking Ground plays have gone on to appear at the Huntington as well as theatres in Boston, across the country, and internationally. (more...)

BWW Review: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Indiana Repertory Theatre
by Melissa Hall - Jan 16, 2018

A Raisin in the Sun, the seminal work of playwright Lorraine Hansberry, tells the story of Walter Lee Younger and his family. Their dreams and plans have been thwarted and yet a ray of hope remains in the form of a life insurance check which could provide a new future for all of them. The Indiana Repertory Theatre is producing the play just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black History month. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open I DO! I DO! Next Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre sets the opening of I DO! I DO! for Today, February 26 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, April 3, 2016. (more...)

Rocco Scibetta Shares APPLES FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Rocco Scibetta, a contemporary artist, fine arts enthusiast, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Apples from the Garden of Eden': a gripping and potent work that keeps the reader guessing through the twists and turns of a unique love story. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open I DO! I DO! Next Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre sets the opening of I DO! I DO! for Friday, February 26 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, April 3, 2016. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Presents STALKING THE BOGEYMAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

FST's Stage III series opens with Stalking The Bogeyman, adapted by Markus Potter and David Holthouse. Based on true events, this chilling drama is the first production in the return of Florida Studio Theatre's Stage III Series. (more...)

Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's twelfth season will open in October with Jose Rivera's MARISOL - an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. (more...)

BWW Preview: AMERICAN IDIOT at Circle Players
by Cara Richardson - Aug 19, 2015

Circle Players has taken on the task of being a regional premier of AMERICAN IDIOT.  Right here in Nashville, The Disenchanted youth of Jingletown are coming to the stage. I was blessed enough to get a chance to converse with the director of Circle Players' production of AMERICAN IDIOT, as well as a couple of the cast members. First up is my chat with director Bradley Moore. I wanted to get an idea of why and how Moore approached the upcoming production of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: THREE SISTERS at American Players Theatre
by Melissa Hall - Aug 16, 2017

Humans yearn for what we do not have. It is the trademark of our species. We seem to never be satisfied, always longing for more, better, bigger. Though this play is set a century ago in Russia, it could not be more relevant to our current culture. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre to Present Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, 4/22-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre, 114 West Broad Street on Friday, April 22 with a preview on Thursday, April 21. The production runs through May 15, 2016. Set in Mississippi at the dawn of the 20th century, the story centers on a young woman's sexual awareness as it evolves from chaste modesty to desire. First staged on Broadway in 1948, the show was not well received. A 1952 revival at Circle in the Square Theatre featuring a legendary performance by Geraldine Page received rave reviews and was credited with beginning the Off-Broadway movement. Stu Falconer, one of six New York actors to form Barksdale Theatre (now Virginia Rep) in 1953, left his job as the stage manager of that Circle in the Square production to move to Virginia. (more...)

AMELIE Dreams Her Way to Broadway Tonight- Meet the Company!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below! (more...)

Cold Cave Announce YOU & ME & INFINITY EP + North American Tour
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Cold Cave have announced a 4-song E.P. You & Me & Infinity, due out June 1st - digitally and on 10” picture disc - from Heartworm Press.  On this release, Cold Cave continue to perfect their own brand of dark synth pop that manages to sound retro and futuristic at the same time. You & Me & Infinity features four romantic existential anthems for The Disenchanted daydreamers, including the previously released, glimmering pop tune “Glory.”  (more...)

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