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Premiere Production of PLUTO (no longer a play) Comes to The Brick
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Brick Theater presents the world premiere of PLUTO (no longer a play), the latest from New York-based collective Superhero Clubhouse and the final installment of their Planet Plays series. PLUTO tackles the subject of mass extinction as three humans attempt to give a presentation about the remains of a play that no longer exists. The fragments seem to suggest the story of a unicorn, a hunter, and a wizard, all struggling to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Facing similar dilemmas, the three humans reenact their findings, searching for hope among the bones. (more...)

Mark Rylance to Reign on Broadway in FARINELLI AND THE KING This Winter
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Mark Rylance, three-time Tony Award winner (Jerusalem, Boeing-Boeing, Twelfth Night) and Academy Award-winner (Bridge of Spies), will return to Broadway in the critically acclaimed Shakespeare's Globe production of FARINELLI AND THE KING, a new play with music by author and composer Claire van Kampen, it was announced today by producers Sonia Friedman, Shakespeare's Globe and Paula Marie Black. (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL Debuts at Beef & Boards Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Everyone's favorite ogre takes the stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre for the first time May 18 in Shrek, The Musical. The hilarious, Tony Award-winning stage production based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film runs through July 2. (more...)

VIDEO: Robin Wright Discusses 'Wonder Woman' and 'House of Cards' on GMA
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2017

On this morning's GOOD MORNING AMERICA, Robin Wright opened up in an interview with ABC News' Michael Strahan about her upcoming role in the DC Comic movie, 'Wonder Woman' and he role as Claire Underwood on Netflix's 'House of Cards'. (more...)

The Trap Door Theatre Hosts HUNGRY MOTHER this Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Alison Vodnoy Wolf is an actor, playwright, and dancer.  Her acting credits include HENRY V (Babes with Blades), DESCENT (Gnomon Shadow Theatre), boom and The Eyes of Oedipus (Know Theatre), and TRAFFICK (Pones).   (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The 2017 FREDDY Awards recipients were announced last night, May 25th, during the 15th Annual live ceremony from the State Theatre, broadcast on WFMZ Channel 69 and wfmz.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Paige Davis Stars in MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE at CLO Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Leading Asian TV Drama to Receive Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

A staged reading of the groundbreaking new drama TV pilot, NISEI, is set to take place at the Japanese American National Museum on Saturday, May 27, 2017, at 2:00PM.  The reading is open to the public. Museum members and valid ticket holders can make a reservation at rsvp@janm.org.  (more...)

Shrewd Productions Presents THE REVOLUTIONISTS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

THE REVOLUTIONISTS is a brutal comedic quartet about four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution's Reign of Terror (1793-1794). (more...)

2017 FREDDY Award Nominations Announced; Ceremony Will Be Broadcast Live from State Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 FREDDY Awards were announced today, Thursday, May 11th, live on 69 WFMZ-TV during the Noon News broadcast. (more...)

Rajiv Joseph's Tense, Timely Drama THE NORTH POOL Comes to Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

When Khadim, a Syrian-born student in a large U.S. high school is called into the vice principal's office to discuss recent absences, he soon becomes caught in a web of lies about crimes he may (or may not) have committed. This psychological thriller is a timely look at racial, cultural, and gender profiling in America. (more...)

James Inverne's A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ to Premiere at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Primary Stages announced today that the world premiere of A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ, written by James Inverne (Wrestling with Elephants) and directed by Benjamin Kamine (Washer/Dryer), will now play on the Primary Stages Mainstage in January of 2018 at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St, New York, NY, 10014). (more...)

MACBETH'S HEAD Comes to Toronto Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Toronto Fringe Festival fans are in for a unique spectacle as Malfi Productions prepares for its presentation of Macbeth's Head, a new play by Kyle McDonald. The play opens Wednesday July 5 and runs until Saturday July 15 at Factory Theatre - Mainspace (125 Bathurst Street, Toronto). (more...)

TheatreWorks New Works Festival Opens 8/11-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Lovers of new theatre from all over the country will gather this August for an advance look at tomorrow's hits in TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 2017 New Works Festival. This unique festival offers audiences an extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, give feedback, and participate in a panel discussion with the artists. Playwrights are able to rewrite entire scenes of their plays between performances, allowing the audience to help shape a brand new piece of theatre. (more...)

WONDER WOMAN Overpowers the Competition at Global Box Office
by Movies News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

WONDER WOMAN has proven her strength on the big screen as one of the world's greatest superheroes, as well as the weekend's greatest box office draw. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Kick Off the Summer Holidays with ROOM ON THE BROOM at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

A musical stage adaptation of Room on the Broom whizzes into Coventry this July for a magical run at the Belgrade Theatre to kick start the summer holidays. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

National Theatre Announces Talks, Events and Exhibitions Highlights for 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Talks and events relating to Angels in America will begin with writer Tony Kushner, who will discuss the plays and his work in conversation with Ola Animashawun on 30 June. Andrew Garfield, who plays Prior Walter, and Denise Gough, who plays Harper Pitt, will then discuss their experiences of performing in the show in a talk chaired by Kate Bassett as well as award-winning director Marianne Elliot who will reflect on directing the show in conversation with Susannah Clapp, both on 3 July. (more...)

BWW Review: SHORTS PLAYS WRITTEN AND ON STAGE A DAY LATER at 4x6 FEST At CL Space
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jun 27, 2017

EIGHT SHORTS PLAYS WERE WRITTEN AND ON STAGE A DAY LATER at 4x6 Fest At CL Space (more...)

BWW Mini Blog: Woodlawn Theatre - The View From Fiona's Tower: Entry 2 & 3
by Kathy Strain - Jun 24, 2017

Today was officially my favorite day. In addition to working with The Dragon for the first time and getting some seriously moving scene work done, we also added another vital piece to the show: the gas. (more...)

A TEA WITH ZORA AND MARJORIE to Return to A Classic Theatre This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

A Classic Theatre announces the return of A Tea with Zora and Marjorie by Tallahassee playwright Dr. Barbara Speisman for a limited run on July 15 & 16. (more...)

BWW Review: SHREK THE MUSICAL Wows at Beef And Boards, Thru July 2
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 17, 2017

Now on stage at Beef and Boards is the ogre-sized, greatest fairy tale never told: the breathtaking Broadway musical adaptation of the hit movie Shrek. On one level, SHREK THE MUSICAL is silly family fun, but digging deeper into the story, there are messages that are crucial in life. The Princess, Fiona, never loses her faith in her fairytales. She is trapped in a tower, surrounded by boiling lava, with a fire-breathing dragon Hell-bent on keeping any interloper at bay. I greatly admire her character; how many people would give up on their dreams and just off themselves? I wanted to escape the cornfields of the Amish countryside desperately when I was young, and the odds were greatly against me. I never gave up on my dreams, and today I own a house by the ocean in Hawaii, and have my own knight in shining armor. Theatre gives you the chance to dream about how life can be, should be, or will be. It's like a seed that gets planted in your mind and one day can grow into a mighty oak. (more...)

TheatreWorks Announces COME FROM AWAY Composers & More for 2017 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2017 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli has announced a stellar line-up which includes staged readings of two musicals, three plays, and other special events. (more...)

Cast and Artists Announced for HOT METAL MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Musical Theatre Artists of Pittsburgh­­ announces a cast of 8 singers, who will perform 21 songs by 31 artists in its second edition of Hot Metal Musicals, a showcase of members' work. With the assistance of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and extensive support from the Pittsburgh CLO, Hot Metal Musicals will be presented on Monday, July 17, 2017, at 7:15 pm at the Cabaret Theater at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222. (more...)

BWW Review: A FARTING BELCHING OGRE WILL STEAL YOUR HEART at Dreamhouse Theatre
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jun 16, 2017

A FARTING BELCHING OGRE WILL STEAL YOUR HEART at Dreamhouse Theatre. This show has it all - part twisted fairytale, part irreverent fun. (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

Microsoft premieres Xbox One X, world's most powerful console
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

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'PAYING MR. McGETTY' Motion Picture Action Film Stars Celebrate at the SunScreen Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Stars of Traditionz Entertainment and Screenwriter/Director Michael Baumgarten's award winning action comedy family film 'PAYING MR. McGETTY' celebrated at this year's Sunscreen Film Festival held annually in St. Petersburg Florida. (more...)

Make Music Day 2017 Announces Full Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Make Music Day, the annual global celebration of music occurring each June 21, today announced its full schedule of over 4,000 free, outdoor concerts, music lessons and jam sessions with more to come in over 60 U.S. cities. The all-day musical celebration on the summer solstice brings people of all styles, ages and skill levels together to make and enjoy music. Cities hosting major celebrations include New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit, Madison, Milwaukee, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Portland (OR), St. Louis, San Jose, Seattle and the entire states of Vermont and Rhode Island, with smaller festivities being held in other communities nationwide. (more...)

Has Daniel Craig Signed on for Latest Installment of the JAMES BOND Franchise?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2017

For some time, rumors have swirled that Daniel Craig, the most recent actor to fill the shoes of super spy James Bond, would not be returning for yet another sequel of the iconic series. However, this week it has been reported that Craig has at last reached an agreement to return as the debonir Mr. Bond for the fifth time. (more...)

Melbourne Theatre Company Presents DI AND VI AND ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Nadine Garner (The Doctor Blake Mysteries), Belinda McClory (The Waiting Room) and Mandy McElhinney (Love Child) form the sterling cast of Di and Viv and Rose, opening Thursday 17 August at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

Sundance TV Premieres 3-Night Special Event TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL, 9/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Following its critically-acclaimed world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, SundanceTV will debut the highly-anticipated limited series TOP OF THE LAKE: CHINA GIRL as a three-night special event starting Sunday, September 10 (more...)

Young Australian Broadway Chorus to Present SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2017

It's a 'big bright beautiful world' for everyone's favourite ogre in SHREK THE MUSICAL JR., based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. Presented by the Young Australian Broadway Chorus. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Quartley Talks Motion Capture In THE TEMPEST
by Marianka Swain - Jul 24, 2017

Mark Quartley's previous work includes Written on the Heart and Measure for Measure for the RSC, Ghosts at Rose Theatre Kingston, and TV series Hoff the Record. His latest challenge is a motion-capture Ariel in the RSC's ground-breaking production of The Tempest - created with Intel and The Imaginarium Studios - which is currently playing at the Barbican. (more...)

Regional Premiere of AIRSWIMMING to Take Flight in Redwood City This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Airswimming is a part of Dragon Productions Theatre Company's 2017 Main Stage Series. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Michael Fassbender Stars in THE SNOWMAN
by Movies News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson and Val Kilmer star in THE SNOWMAN, hitting theaters on October 20th. Check out the all-new trailer below! (more...)

Primary Stages Announces Complete Casting for First Two Shows of 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce complete casting today for the first two productions of their 2017/18 season. (more...)

Laugh Out Loud with ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at the Odyssey
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Two murderous old ladies, a Theodore Roosevelt impersonator, a Boris Karloff look-alike and a theater critic in love. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Joseph Kesserling's infectiously funny black comedy Arsenic and Old Lace. Directed by Elina de Santos, opening night is August 19 at the Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- The Missing Girl of Grigglewood
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 17, 2017

BWW speaks to In The Quirks Theatre about The Missing Girl of Grigglewood ahead of its run at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Try Something New on a Monday Night This August in Downtown Redwood City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Since 2016 Dragon Productions Theatre Company has hosted the Monday Night Play Space. (more...)

AT&T Performing Arts Center and Mendelson Entertainment Group present THE COLORS OF CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and Mendelson Entertainment Group are excited to announce that tickets for The Colors of Christmas featuring Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Ruben Studdard and Jody Watley will go on sale Friday, July 14 at 10 a.m.   (more...)

Dragon Theatre Debuts New Late Night Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Beginning in the summer of 2017 Dragon Theatre will be open late on select Friday nights to showcase some up and coming local talents and help make downtown Redwood City the peninsula's premiere destination for entertainment. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for the World Premiere of OUTAWS TO IN-LAWS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Final casting is announced today for the world premiere of Outlaws to In-Laws, seven one-act plays by leading gay writers dedicated to the struggles and joys of gay men connecting with each other over the last seven decades. (more...)

NASA Television to Air Launch of Next Space Station Resupply Mission
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

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Los Altos Stage Opens Season with THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Los Altos Stage Company embraces its role as the quintessential American playhouse by bringing a central work of the American canon to life: Arthur Miller's The Crucible. (more...)

WGN America Shares First Look at Thrilling 2018 'Prime Crime' Programming Slate
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

On the heels of the network's recent pickup of the Anna Paquin-led drama series 'Bellevue,' WGN America announced today that it has secured the U.S. rights to three additional thrilling crime series (more...)

WONDER WOMAN Ropes in $400 Million at Domestic Box Office Today
by Movies News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

WONDER WOMAN reigns supreme in theaters across North America, with today's tickets bringing the box office to a total of $400 million and counting—the most for any film in this year's highly competitive summer corridor (more...)

Eric Rubin Brings The Troubadour's Mustache to Redwood City in August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Beginning in the summer of 2017 Dragon Theatre will be open late on select Friday nights to showcase some up and coming local talents and help make downtown Redwood City the peninsula's premiere destination for entertainment. (more...)

Book Now For ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON At The National Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Rory Mullarkey's epic new folk play, St George and The Dragon, tells of a knight who became a myth, and a country in need of a story. It premieres at London's National Theatre this autumn, playing 4 October to 2 December. Book tickets here from £20 (more...)

National Theatre Announces Full Cast for SAINT GEORGE AND THE DRAGON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

A village. A dragon. A damsel in distress. (more...)

THE TROUBADOR'S MUSTACHE Hits The Dragon Stage in One Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Cue the music. A pouty Spanish troubadour needs, no DEMANDS, all of your attention. What follows is a fusion of looped sounds, beatbox, hip hop/freestyle, storytelling, improv, metal guitar riffs and Eric's awkward bird-like dancing.  (more...)

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