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Photo Flash: First Look at Obsidian Theater and Standing Room Only's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Obsidian Theatre in association with Standing Room Only Productions brings the cult classic rock musical, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, to Houston audiences now through July 1. Obsidian/SRO takes pride in being a local powerhouse for intimate and engaging theater - and this production will be no different. As an homage to the gritty late-night theater it originated as, HEDWIG will have special midnight showings leading up to Houston Pride Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look a the show below! (more...)

Chicago Magic Lounge Breaks Ground on New Home at 5050 N. Clark St.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's home for close-up magic, today broke ground in its new home at 5050 N. Clark St. (more...)

BWW Review: RUTHLESS! at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Jun 6, 2017

Upon arriving at Gettysburg Community Theatre to see their currently running show, RUTHLESS!, I was struck by the esthetic quality of the theatre and its majestic grandeur married with the hospitality of a well-connected community atmosphere. (more...)

BWW Interview: Travis Kendrick of Mill Mountain Theatre's THE JUNGLE BOOK
by Christopher Castanho - Jun 6, 2017

The Jungle Book, a short play based on the classic stories by Rudyard Kipling, is Roanoke's very own Mill Mountain Theatre's summer outreach production, taking live theatre to unconventional settings, including parks and libraries. This production feature's MMT's 2017 Summer Apprentice Company. I was lucky enough to sit down with the director and adaptor of the well-known tale to hear about the process creating this new play and learn more about how Mill Mountain Theatre is spreading the gift of theatre across Roanoke, for free. (more...)

Photo Flash: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at the Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Sometimes you just feel like laughing. The Contemporary Theater Company is full of laughter this summer with its production of One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, playing July 14 - August 12. (more...)

BWW Review: Board a Magic Carpet with the Kiddos for Orlando Shakes' ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMP
by Libby Champion - Jun 28, 2017

The tale of Aladdin is one most of us know from the Disney telling of the story in the famous animated film of 1992. Growing up, Aladdin was my favorite Disney film, so, when I was given the opportunity to review ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMP at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, I jumped at the chance!   I quickly realized however that the show is not based on the version from the film, but instead on the Middle Eastern folktale 'The Arabian Nights' - which, was unexpected but a great surprise! The premise of the story is still the same, there are just a few slight variations (for example, there are two genies instead of one!). So, if you plan on seeing the show be prepared for some things to be a little different than what you remember.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Matt Farcher, Brian Sutherland, Kate Fahrner, Angela Grovey, Justin Schuman, Blake Stadnik of NEWSIES at The Fulton Theatre
by Christy Brooks - Jun 27, 2017

Pennsylvania's theatre gem, The Fulton, is currently presenting the Pennsylvania Premiere of the Tony® Award-winning musical, Disney's NEWSIES, June 6 through July 23, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: PIPPIN Plays at Princeton Summer Theater!
by Sarah Vander Schaaff - Jun 27, 2017

PIPPIN plays at Princeton Summer Theater, bringing the music of Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Shit-Faced Shakespeare Announce BSL Signed Performance of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Shit-faced Shakespeare has announced a BSL interpreted performance of their chaotic and unpredictable Much Ado About Nothing. Each night, the script goes out the window as one sozzled actor sloshes through their lines and the rest of the cast incorporate his or her drunken ravings into the plot, however strange and implausible. (more...)

ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS to Bring Laughs to Contemporary Theater Company This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Sometimes you just feel like laughing. The Contemporary Theater Company is full of laughter this summer with its production of One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, playing July 14 - August 12. (more...)

New York Neo-Futurists to Offer 'Fundamentals' Workshop This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The award-winning New York Neo-Futurists will share a little of their well earned wisdom this summer when they offer the workshop, Level One: Function and Fundamentals. The workshop that has served as a stepping stone to fifteen would-be Neo-Futurists is a twelve hour workshop that stretches over three Saturdays beginning July 22nd and wrapping up August 5th, all taking place at Playwrights Rehearsal Studios. (more...)

BWW Review: FOOD, Finborough Theatre
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 23, 2017

Owners of a passed-down takeaway joint on an Australian highway, sisters Elma (Emma Playfair) and Nancy's (Lily Newbury-Freeman) unstable relationship is challenged on a daily basis between running the shop and dealing with their past. When they decide to turn their activity into a proper restaurant and hire the mysterious traveller Hakan (Scott Karim), their life take an unexpected turn. (more...)

BWW Feature: SEX TIPS FOR STRAIGHT WOMEN FROM A GAY MAN at Anthony Cools Showroom At Paris Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - Jun 21, 2017

'Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man,' the longest running off-Broadway show, is making its mark in Las Vegas. The production starring Kendra Wilkinson ('The Girls Next Door, Kendra on Top) and Jai Rodriguez (('Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,' ABC's 'Malibu Country), is scheduled for a limited run on the Las Vegas Strip at the Paris Las Vegas through Aug. 20. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alex Vlahov Shares Secrets from A SIMPLE ART at 777 Theater
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 2, 2017

The Neo-Futurists talk Art, Suspense, Mystery, and their exciting new true-crime documentary, A Simple Art. (more...)

BWW Review: THESE TREES ARE MADE OF BLOOD, Arcola Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jun 17, 2017

These Tress Are Made Of Blood tells the story of Argentina's Dirty War using cabaret as a vehicle to describe the horrors and the politics that drove it. (more...)

Dance Entropy Performs IMPERMANENT LANDSCAPE at LIC Landing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Valerie Green/Dance Entropy presents Impermanent Landscape, an outdoor performance set against the striking backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, June 28th at 7pm. (more...)

BATS Improv Presents A Summer Celebration of International Improv
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

BATS Improv, San Francisco's highly acclaimed, longest-running  improv company and school, will present AROUND THE WORLD IN AUGUST -  Improvised Tales of the Arabian Nights, Chocolate and Solitude and Theatre on the Edge.  (more...)

BWW Review: HAIR at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts
by Jaime Zahl - Jul 5, 2017

The "summer of love" has officially dawned at The Merrick Theater as an energetic and inspired production of the tribal rock musical "Hair" plays until July 16. (more...)

Audience Plays Role in Hackmatack Playhouse's 'BUDDY'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

There is a moment in the musical, 'Buddy,' when the audience realizes they are part of the show. They are not just the audience at Hackmatack Playhouse in Berwick, Maine, but they are thrust into the Buddy Holly show itself as part of the audience at the Apollo Theater in New York. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 5, 2017

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Canadian Dance/Theatre Smash Hit Opens at Edinburgh Fringe this Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Is Thus Spoke... the most philosophically charming show at the Fringe? (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Corporate Struggles, Prejudice, and Privilege And Ultimately Friendship Come Together In RICE
by Jade Kops - Jul 30, 2017

Exploring entitlement, prejudice and connection, RICE gives a voice to a sector of Australian society too often omitted from our stages. (more...)

BWW Review: Lots of Energy and Heart in New Tampa Players' Production of THE WIZ
by Peter Nason - Jul 30, 2017

Tron Montgomery as Scarecrow, Thomas Williams as Tin Man and Michael Jo'Mae as Lion help turn this into a stunningly entertaining show. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Idaho Shakespeare Theater
by Leesa Williams - Jul 3, 2017

The Hunchback come to Idaho Shakes (more...)

BWW Review: BREAKNECK JULIUS CAESAR at 2017 KC Fringe Festival
by Alan Portner - Jul 28, 2017

Holding an audience on a stage by yourself for a whole hour is no small task, but it is one accomplished by Buffalo Grove Illinois' Tim Mooney in his remarkably cogent performance of 'Breakneck Julius Caesar' at the Unicorn Theatre's Jerome Stage as his contribution to the 2017 Fringe. Tim Mooney is a repeat offender at Fringe and he is always excellent. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Attached
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 25, 2017

BWW speaks to Tiger Circus about bringing Attached to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

BWW Review: I LOVED LUCY, Arts Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Jul 25, 2017

I Loved Lucy returns to the West End with a change in tone, but retaining its charm and its pathos with another incandescent star performance from Sandra Dickinson. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: In Bringing Felicity Castagna's Novel To The Parramatta Stage, THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW Captures The Soul Of The Western Suburbs.
by Jade Kops - Jul 22, 2017

The contemporary story of growing up in Parramatta gives the Western suburbs an overdue voice in Australian theatre with the premiere of Felicity Castagna's novel turned play, THE INCREDIBLE HERE AND NOW. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Premieres Powerful New Series SHATTERED, 8/23
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Each episode unravels a homicide case through three distinct but connected points of view in intimate first-person interviews with those most affected in the minutes, days, and years that follow. Hear from loved ones, witnesses, and law enforcement - many telling their stories for the first time ever - reflecting on how the past continues to haunt the present. SHATTERED airs Wednesdays at 10/9c beginning August 23, exclusively on ID. (more...)

BWW Previews: CIRCUS 1903 at Paris Theater At Paris Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - Jul 18, 2017

At the turn of the 20th century, people in small town America anticipated the circus coming to town. Those days are recreated in "Circus 1903" with an extended engagement at Paris Las Vegas beginning July 25. (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...)

BWW REVIEW: THIS MUCH IS TRUE Shines A Spotlight On The Fabulous Misfits Of One Of Sydney's Last Truly Local Pubs
by Jade Kops - Jul 16, 2017

The latest in Red Line Production's "Unspoken" season of stories most people dare not talk about shares the amazing stories of the misfits of Woolloomaloo in the world premiere of Louis Nowra's THIS MUCH IS TRUE. (more...)

BWW Review: MY WAY at Connecticut Cabaret Theatre
by Sean Fallon - Jul 16, 2017

Start spreading the news; the best musical tribute to Frank Sinatra that you will ever experience is now running in Berlin, CT, at the Connecticut Cabaret Theatre! (more...)

BWW Review: The Bronx is Up – and Dancing to Hip Hop – in CATF's WELCOME TO FEAR CITY
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 15, 2017

Welcome to Fear City, premiering at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdstown, WV, shambles along amiably, looking as if it has no more greater object than to be a loose black family dramedy set forty years ago. That is, until it dawns on you that the play's ambition is to be nothing less than a snapshot of a time and place where a lot of things happened, and one vitally important thing, hip hop, came into being. (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at The Williamsburg Players is Heartrending and Powerful
by Jeremy Bustin - Jul 10, 2017

NEXT TO NORMAL is an emotional roller coaster that's unlike anything in the Broadway archives. It's an important story and the kind of powerful theatre that changes people to the core. The Williamsburg Players' production is not to be missed. It runs through July 16 at the James York Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES Rocks The Palace
by Lynn Beaver - Jul 10, 2017

The Georgetown Palace Theatre has long been known as a place to see classic musical theatre sprinkled with a few Disney shows over the years, but with ROCK OF AGES they venture into the modern adult musical world and the result is not only brilliant, it's hilarious and hugely entertaining. (more...)

BWW Review: Don't miss the MINNESOTA FRINGE FESTIVAL, Continuing through This Weekend!
by Jill Schafer - Aug 9, 2017

We're halfway through the 11-day, 15-venue, 167-show Minnesota Fringe Festival. I've seen 25 shows, with another 20-some on the schedule for the next five days. Here are a few of my favorites so far. I haven't seen everything on my must-see list yet, so be sure to check that out for more recommendations and tips for Fringe newbies. And you can read all of my Fringe mini-reviews here. There are five days left of Fringe - so get out there and see some shows! Full schedule, venue, and ticketing information can be found on the Fringe's handy dandy website. (more...)

BWW Review: BOOM, Theatre503
by Cindy Marcolina - Aug 8, 2017

Director Katherine Nesbitt leads the UK premiere of Boom, which premiered at the Ars Nova Theatre in New York in 2008. Following huge success in its first run, it became a favourite among producers, and it's not hard to understand why. Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's play is intelligent and apocalyptically funny. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: My Way Tributes Sinatra at St. Vincent
by Greg Kerestan - Aug 8, 2017

Classy, frothy, smooth and swingin', this Sinatra revue feels like a cruise ship nightclub show in the best possible way. (more...)

BWW Review: SPAMALOT: Of Knights, Laughs, and Spams
by Emmanuel Evan Alba - Aug 6, 2017

Satisfyingly, the show was a consistent laughtrip from the minute you heard the VO up until the last note. The Fisch Schlapping Song made me laugh like I haven't laughed in ages. I knew then that I was in for a very, very entertaining night. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bruce Norris' A PARALLELOGRAM
by Review Roundups - Aug 3, 2017

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Review: GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING at NextStop Theatre
by Isabella Basco - Aug 3, 2017

Beautiful voices, smooth dance moves and classic theater tunes that will make you swoon, melt and sigh are why we keep going back to the theatre, particularly when it comes to Rodgers & Hammerstein. As pioneers in musical theatre, they set a standard for the stage that has influenced the art to this day. Theatre companies continue to sing, dance and convey the unforgettable words & scores of the revolutionary duo and the company of 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's A Grand Night for Singing' at NextStop Theatre carries the torch beautifully. (more...)

BWW Review: AN OCTOROON at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Aug 23, 2017

Pushing the limits of the Shaw Festival's mission, an edgy slave story from a different era is being presented in The Royal George Theatre. By the looks of it, Shaw's usual audiences are in for an eye opener. Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (aka BJJ) has taken us on his own personal journey of frustrated playwright who takes the advice of his psychologist and writes a play as an homage to an obscure playwright Dion Boucicault. Boucicault's 1859 played entitled 'The Octoroon' has been transformed by BJJ into 'An Octoroon.' In doing so, BJJ creates a prologue of his own invention describing his personal journey in producing the original work, where no white actors would take on a the roles of evil white plantation and slave owners. 'The Octoroon' tells the story of a plantation that is on the brink of being sold, the original owner's sexual relations with a slave that produces an octoroon ( one who possesses 1/8 Negro blood), the threat of new found love, misogyny and the overall treatment of slaves. (more...)

BWW Review: Front Porch Theatrical's BIG FISH Makes a Major Splash
by Dylan Shaffer - Aug 21, 2017

The Allegheny River is not well known for its bountiful aquatic yielding, but travel just a little bit further north to the New Hazlett Theatre in Pittsburgh's North Side for a once-in-a-lifetime catch. Front Porch Theatrical's imagining of Big Fish synthesizes the best of Pittsburgh theatre into a musical that abounds with whimsical fantasies and heart-wrenching moments. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, Arcola Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Aug 2, 2017

The Cunning Little Vixen is a opera favourite but no less fascinating for that, especially in this innovative and engaging production. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Review: SEYMOUR MACE, The Stand
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

This bit's called the blurb whatever the f*ck that means. Anyway, I'm an idiot and I like being stupid so if that sounds like your kind of thing then get down to Stand 3 and laugh at me without feeling bad about it... or don't... it's up to you really... (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: THE TOXIC AVENGER, Pleasance One
by Gregor Dickson - Aug 16, 2017

Based on the 1984 cult movie of the same name and following a successful run at London's Southwark Playhouse, the rock musical comes to the Edinburgh Fringe prior to returning to London for a limited run at the Arts Theatre in autumn 2017. (more...)

'PARENTAL GUIDANCE SUGGESTED' Coming to TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Children are a joy, right? Not to Irene, the teacher's assistant (and leading character) in 'Parental Guidance Suggested (An Unfortunately True Musical Dramedy),' a darkly comedic, partly autobiographical musical about the chaos of working at a daycare on minimum wage. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017 - BWW Review: JOE'S NYC BAR, Assembly George Square Studios
by Amy Hanson - Aug 13, 2017

Joe's NYC Bar is a show that really understands the Celtic concept of "craic" - the great pleasure of good company and good conversation.  Bringing a touch of Brooklyn to Edinburgh this August, the production is an immersive and often improvisational experience set in the eponymous New York watering hole and featuring its staff and patrons, as well as audience members who are very much encouraged to get involved. (more...)

Vivica Fox to Star in TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME Stage Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The original movie was met with rave reviews, instantly becoming a fan favorite and ultimately a cult classic. Over the years, the media has lauded it a 'turning point in movie history' and a 'game changer.' It is the movie 'Two Can Play That Game.' Now, an adaptation of the hit movie will be hitting the stage and touring across the country. (more...)

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