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New York's Serial Killer-Themed Haunted House Will Open 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

New York's first and most terrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, will be celebrating its 10th year in New York City this fall. This milestone Anniversary comes as producers Timothy Haskell (Creator of Nightmare) and Steve Kopelman, (producer of Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare') announce plans for KILLERS2 a horrifying, immersive hauntedhouse experience about our obsession and fascination with serial killers both real and fictional. (more...)

Luna Theater's to Open Season with QUILLS, 10/25-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Luna Theater Company's 13th 'Season of Seduction', commences with the darkly comic QUILLS by Doug Wright, October 25-November 15; followed by CLOSER by Patrick Marber, January 17 - February 7; and concludes with RASHOMON by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (adapted by Fay & Michael Kanin from the screenplay of Akira Kurosawa), March 21- April 11. (more...)

New York's Serial Killer-Themed Haunted House Will Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

New York's first and most terrifying haunted house, NIGHTMARE, will be celebrating its 10th year in New York City this fall. This milestone Anniversary comes as producers Timothy Haskell (Creator of Nightmare) and Steve Kopelman, (producer of Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare') announce plans for KILLERS2 a horrifying, immersive hauntedhouse experience about our obsession and fascination with serial killers both real and fictional. (more...)

North American Premiere of GRAND GUIGNOL Set for San Francisco's Z Space, 10/30-11/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Andrade Events and Ottoman, Ltd. are proud to announce the North American premiere ofGRAND GUIGNOL, a horror play by Carl Grose, inspired by the Theatre du Grand Guignol and naturalistic horror stage shows that were all the rage in London and Paris in the early 20th century. Directed by Mitchell Altieri, GRAND GUIGNOL will play at Z Space (450 Florida Street, San Francisco) Wednesday, October 30 through Sunday, November 3, 2013. Rife with madness and murders, maiming and mutilation including jaw-dropping special effects and a dose of humor and satire - GRAND GUIGNOL creates the perfect Halloween experience - complete with food and drink - for a bloody good time. Scenery is designed by Charlie Smith, costumes by Thomas Marquez, lighting by Pamela Z. Gray and hair and make-up by Shae Smoot. Performances are Wednesday, October 30 through Sunday, November 3 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. There is a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Seating options for The Grand Guignol range from "splatter zone" seats to "shock boxes" that feature a VIP experience including a pre-show dinner, unlimited champagne and Grand Guignol signature cocktails. There will be a special Halloween themed package available on October 31 that will include an after party at Inner Mission (2050 Bryant Street, San Francisco). Tickets ($15 to $195) go on sale Tuesday, October 1 and may be purchased at www.GrandGuignolSF.com. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers Hosts SHOCKTOBERFEST 14: JACK THE RIPPER, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Thrillpeddlers announces their annual Halloween Extravaganza Shocktoberfest 14: Jack the Ripper - An Evening of Horror, Madness, Spanking and Song Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Jack The Ripper Murders in London. Thrillpeddlers presents its 4th and final preview performance of Shocktoberfest 14 on Sept. 30, the very date that police received the letter that coined the name 'Jack the Ripper' and the case's double-murder occurred. (more...)

The Blood Brothers to Present BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY, 10/22-11/1 at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Blood Brothers Present... BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY, an anthology of horror plays, October 22 through November 1, 2014. Written by Nat Cassidy, Mariah MacCarthy and Mac Rogers, Bedlam Nightmares is directed by Pete Boisvert, Stephanie Cox-Williams and Patrick Shearer (more...)

Luna Theater to Close Season with Doug Wright's QUILLS, 3/21-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Luna Theater Company's 13th 'Season of Seduction', commences with the darkly comic QUILLS by Doug Wright, October 25-November 15; followed by CLOSER by Patrick Marber, January 17 - February 7; and concludes with RASHOMON by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (adapted by Fay & Michael Kanin from the screenplay of Akira Kurosawa), March 21- April 11. All shows take place at the new Luna Theater at 620. S. 8th Street (between South and Bainbridge). Tickets are $15-$25 and can be purchased by visiting www.lunatheater.org or by calling 215-704-0033. (more...)

The Blood Brothers to Bring BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY to the Brick, 10/22-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The Blood Brothers present BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY, an anthology of horror plays, October 22 - November 1, 2014. (more...)

Luna Theater's Opens Season with QUILLS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

Luna Theater Company's 13th 'Season of Seduction', commences with the darkly comic QUILLS by Doug Wright, tonight, October 25-November 15; followed by CLOSER by Patrick Marber, January 17 - February 7; and concludes with RASHOMON by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (adapted by Fay & Michael Kanin from the screenplay of Akira Kurosawa), March 21- April 11. (more...)

Molotov Theatre Group Offering Free eBook/Audiobook of HP Lovercraft's THE BEAST IN THE CAVE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

As a special Halloween treat, Molotov Theatre Group is giving away free downloads of the HP Lovecraft story "The Beast in the Cave" as an audiobook/ebook bundle. Available for Kindle, iBook or PDF readers, with accompanying MP3 audio, "The Beast in the Cave" is part of Molotov Theatre Group's "Molotov Literacy Project," to help promote adult literacy. (more...)

The Blood Brothers Present BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY, Now thru 11/1 at The Brick
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The Blood Brothers Present... BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY, an anthology of horror plays, today, October 22 through November 1, 2014. Written by Nat Cassidy, Mariah MacCarthy and Mac Rogers, Bedlam Nightmares is directed by Pete Boisvert, Stephanie Cox-Williams and Patrick Shearer. (more...)

The Blood Brothers to Bring BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY to the Brick, 10/22-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The Blood Brothers present BEDLAM NIGHTMARES: EXECUTION DAY, an anthology of horror plays, October 22 - November 1, 2014. (more...)

Molotov Theatre Group Returns to the Stage with EXTREMITIES, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

We're baa-aack! After a yearlong hiatus to overhaul the company, Molotov Theatre Group, DC's only horror- and suspense-related theatre, is bringing its singularly twisted vision to 'Extremities,' by William Mastrosimone. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVECRAFT: NIGHTMARE SUITE at Molotov Theatre Group
by Hannah Landsberger - Oct 19, 2015

Molotov Theatre Group's Lovecraft: Nightmare Suite is a piece of Halloween candy: sweetly frightening but not enough to fill you up.  The outline of the script and the excellent technical work promise captivating thrills which the performances never quite deliver. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present SHOCKTOBERFEST 17: PYRAMID OF FREAKS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents... Shocktoberfest 17: Pyramid of Freaks - Their 17th Annual Extravaganza of Terror & Titillation which includes five new one-act performances. (more...)

Molotov Theatre - Coming to a Food and Beverage Store Near You
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

DC and Maryland retailers including Rocklands Barbeque and Grilling Company, Batch 13 and Silesia Liquors are showing their support of local nonprofit Molotov Theatre Group by carrying food and beverage items with the company's iconic brand. (more...)

Molotov Theatre Group Returns to the Stage with EXTREMITIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

We're baa-aack! After a yearlong hiatus to overhaul the company, Molotov Theatre Group, DC's only horror- and suspense-related theatre, is bringing its singularly twisted vision to 'Extremities,' by William Mastrosimone. The show runs Thursdays through Sundays, tonight, October 10-November 3 at 7:30 PM at the DC Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Previews: BELLA brings terror and gore to the SoMo Playhouse
by Paula Kiger - Nov 4, 2017

'Bella' portrays the story of a kidnapped family imprisoned in a basement. The family members have to escape before their tormentor, Michael, feeds them to his man-eating dog, Bella. As time goes by, the family members wonder if it's Bella they really need to worry about. (more...)

BWW Review: OTWT Features GRAND GUIGNOL's Horrors of Theatre History
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 4, 2015

An evening at Artistic Director Dale Gutzman's Off the Wall Theatre (OTWT) continually thrills the intellect and imagination while raising the heart rate. To honor a French theater tradition beginning at the turn of the 20th century (1897), OTWT stages a Milwaukee Grand Guignol, a production consisting of four one act plays, similar to the original programming of this specialized theater genre. (more...)

Review Roundup: Bruce Willis-Led MISERY Officially Creeps Onto Broadway
by Review Roundups - Nov 15, 2015

Broadway's new suspense thriller Misery, starring two-time Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe Award winner Bruce Willis and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and written by two-time Academy Award winner William Goldman, opens tonight, Sunday, November 15, 2015, in a strictly limited 16-week engagement. (more...)

Luna Theater's to Open Season with QUILLS, 10/25-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Luna Theater Company's 13th 'Season of Seduction', commences with the darkly comic QUILLS by Doug Wright, October 25-November 15; followed by CLOSER by Patrick Marber, January 17 - February 7; and concludes with RASHOMON by Ryunosuke Akutagawa (adapted by Fay & Michael Kanin from the screenplay of Akira Kurosawa), March 21- April 11. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers Extends PEARLS OVER SHANGAI Through June 28
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Thrillpeddlers is excited to announce that due to great reviews, sold-out houses and popular demand, they are extending the run of Pearls Over Shanghai now thru June 28, 2014. (originally scheduled to run thru May 31, 2014.) After an astounding record-breaking 22 month run, their award-winning production of Pearls Over Shanghai, San Francisco's Longest-Running Cockettes Musical Hit is back on the Hypnodrome stage for a Fifth Anniversary Revival Production. Pearls Over Shanghai unanimously received rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, and this revival is a critic's delight all over again. It's a phenomenon that keeps on growing! Pearls Over Shanghai plays Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8:00 pm. The Hypnodrome is located at 575 10th St., in SF. 94103. (Bryant & Division Sts.) (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present Theatre of The Ridiculous Revival's TINSEL TARTS IN A HOT COMA, 3/28-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

Thrillpeddlers has announced its 6th annual Theatre of The Ridiculous Revival with a Spring production of the next Cockettes Musical, Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma, a new full-length, restored version of The Cockettes' 1971 musical extravaganza. This is the 42nd Anniversary of the original production, produced as a Nocturnal Dream Show and performed at midnight at the Palace Theatre in Chinatown in SF. Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma celebrates the Cockettes' fascination (in the early 70s) with everything Art Deco. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present 'THE UNTAMED STAGE' This Spring at The Hypnodrome
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents THE UNTAMED STAGE:, Weimar Berlin Kabarett, A New Musical by Scrumbly Koldewyn, running April 14 - May 28, 2016 (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm). Opening Night is set for Thurs., April 21, 2016 - 8:00 pm. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Offer CREEPSHOW CAMP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Thrillpeddlers is proud to announce Creepshow Camps, Summer 2016. Running June 13 - August 12, 2016 (in 2-week Sessions) at The Hypnodrome in San Francisco. Young devotees of Horror, Sci-Fi and Suspense have a summer camp to call their own! (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour of PHANTOM Continues to Enchant Nashville Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 12, 2016

After 28 years, more than 10,000 performances on Broadway (where it reigns as the longest running show in history), countless tours and with rabid fans greeting the show at every stop, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera continues to amaze and delight, as noted in its press opening at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on March 11. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Molotov Theatre Group Horrifies with Macabre NORMAL at DCAC
by Elizabeth Bruce - Mar 10, 2014

For theatregoers leery of cheery froth on stage---perky, feel-good family shows like 'The Lion King' or 'Matilda'---Molotov Theatre Group's production of Anthony Neilson's NORMAL at DC Arts Center, should be just the antidote for such sentimentality. Dark and sinister, Director Jay D. Brock's NORMAL falls perfectly into Molotov's mission to preserve The Grand Guignol French Theatre of Horror (which translates as 'The Theater of the Big Puppet'), which operated in Paris from 1897 until 1962. For those unfamiliar with this particular institution, its bloody, naturalistic lineage draws from Shakespeare's gruesome 'Titus Andronicus' to the shockingly violent 'splatter films' like 'Blood Feast.' With a heydey between the two world wars, the theatre's form specialized in portraying the lumpenproletariat who were deemed unsuitable material for the legitimate stage: prostitutes, criminals, street urchins, and others deep in the margins of Parisian society. (more...)

Molotov, WFI, and Goethe to Host Screening of Fritz Lang's 'M', 4/3
by Movies News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

On April 3, 2014 at 7 PM at Goethe-Institut Washington, German filmmaker Fritz Lang's motion picture "M" will be the subject of both a screening and panel discussion about the intersection of German Expressionist and Grand Guignol styles. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Attend the Tale of SWEENEY TODD at Barrow Street Theatre
by Review Roundups - Mar 1, 2017

The Tooting Arts Club production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street welcomes the stars of the original London incarnation of the production, Jeremy Secomb (as Sweeney Todd), Siobhan McCarthy (as Mrs. Lovett), Duncan Smith (as Judge Turpin) and Joseph Taylor (as Tobias), reprising their performances for New York audiences. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers Extends TINSEL TARTS IN A HOT COMA Again thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

Thrillpeddlers has extended performances of their 6th annual Theatre of The Ridiculous Revival of the next Cockettes Musical, Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma, a new full-length, restored version of The Cockettes' 1971 musical sensation thru July 27, 2103 (an additional nine performances) (no performances weekend of July 4, 2013). This will be the final extension. Must close July 27, 2013. This is the 42nd Anniversary of the original production, produced as a Nocturnal Dream Show and performed at midnight at the Palace Theatre in Chinatown in SF. Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma celebrates the Cockettes' fascination (in the early 70s) with everything Art Deco. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers Extend PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI for Final Time Through July 26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

After an astounding record-breaking 22 month run, their award-winning production of PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI, San Francisco's longest-running Cockettes musical hit is back on The Hypnodrome stage for a Fifth Anniversary Revival production. The show has been extended for the final time and MUST CLOSE on July 26, 2014. (more...)

Mockingbird Theatre to Present QUILLS, 2-15 August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The Victorian premier of Doug Wright's Obie Award-winning play Quills - a provocative and daring study of sexuality and madness. What happens when the lunatics rule the asylum! Season: August 2 - August 15, 2014 (more...)

KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL Set for Miles Memorial Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor-singer-director Paul Sand will remount his hit show, "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel," in July in Santa Monica - which will also launch his newly formed Santa Monica Public Theatre. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers Extends TINSEL TARTS IN A HOT COMA Again thru Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

Thrillpeddlers has extended performances of their 6th annual Theatre of The Ridiculous Revival of the next Cockettes Musical, Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma, a new full-length, restored version of The Cockettes' 1971 musical sensation thru July 27, 2103 (an additional nine performances) (no performances weekend of July 4, 2013). This will be the final extension. Must close July 27, 2013. This is the 42nd Anniversary of the original production, produced as a Nocturnal Dream Show and performed at midnight at the Palace Theatre in Chinatown in SF. Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma celebrates the Cockettes' fascination (in the early 70s) with everything Art Deco. (more...)

Richard Hand Joins Molotov Theatre as Artistic Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Molotov Theatre Group, Washington DC's only horror- and suspense-based theatre company, has announced that the acknowledged authority on Grand Guignol, Professor Richard Hand of the University of Glamorgan in Wales, has agreed to add his expertise to the company as Artistic Advisor. (more...)

Molotov Theatre Group Seeks 2013-2014 Production Assistant and Administrative Support Intern
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

If you're a student, a fan of horror and suspense, have limitless energy, and are willing to figure out how to get stage blood out of laundry in exchange for the right to do so, have we got a deal for you. (more...)

Molotov Theatre Group Sets 'Storyteller' Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Molotov Theatre Group, one of Washington DC's horror- and suspense-based theatre companies, is dubbing its 2015/2016 'The Season of the Storyteller.' The company's three-show season includes 'Lovecraft Nightmare Suite,' 'The Pillowman' and 'Blood, Sweat & Fears: A Grand Guignol Sick Cabaret.' The company's work this season will be featured in an upcoming academic textbook on The Grand Guignol French Theatre of Horror. (more...)

Foaming at the Mouth Productions and SafeHorizon Team Up for Nicholas Kazan's BLOOD MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Foaming At The Mouth Productions announces their production of Nicholas Kazan's Blood Moon. Directed by Celine Rosenthal (Producer of Broadways's Seminar, Leap Of Faith), this "Based on a True Story" play stars Bob Jesser(Alan); Rachel Seiferth (Manya); and Jef Canter (Gregory). (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Welcome Return of CLUB INFERNO at The Hypnodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Thrillpeddlers takes pleasure in announcing that due to sold-out houses in the Summer of 2015, they are bringing back CLUB INFERNO with 100 percent of the original cast for 5 weekends  -- 15 additional performances -- Feb. 4 - March 5, 2016 - (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm). Plus a Special Valentine's Day Performance on Sun., Feb. 14 - 8:00 pm. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers' Longtime Venue, Hypnodrome Theatre, to Close in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Thrillpeddlers, the award-winning, quirky, scrappy, hidden and BELOVED, little theatre-that-could, and artistic director Russell Blackwood are saddened to announce that due to a sudden sale of the building that has been their home since 2004, they must vacate the premises by the end of February 2017. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers Welcome Return of CLUB INFERNO at The Hypnodrome Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Thrillpeddlers takes pleasure in announcing that due to sold-out houses in the Summer of 2015, they are bringing back CLUB INFERNO with 100 percent of the original cast for 5 weekends -- 15 additional performances -- tonight, Feb. 4, through March 5, 2016 - (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm). Plus a Special Valentine's Day Performance on Sun., Feb. 14 - 8:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY, The Other Palace
by Gary Naylor - Feb 21, 2017

The Wild Party is plenty wild enough, but its overly ambitious book and parade of cookie-cutter characters means that it never lands a knockout punch - or song. (more...)

Molotov Theatre Group Board Eliminates Co-Artistic Director Positions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

By a unanimous decision of the Board of Directors of Molotov Theatre Group, the positions of Co-Artistic Directors of DC's only Grand Guignol-based theatre company have been eliminated. (more...)

Mockingbird Theatre to Present QUILLS, Now thru 15 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

The Victorian premier of Doug Wright's Obie Award-winning play Quills - a provocative and daring study of sexuality and madness. What happens when the lunatics rule the asylum! Season: today, August 2 - August 15, 2014 (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Host SHOCKTOBERFEST 14: JACK THE RIPPER, 9/26-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Thrillpeddlers announces their annual Halloween Extravaganza Shocktoberfest 14: Jack the Ripper - An Evening of Horror, Madness, Spanking and Song Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Jack The Ripper Murders in London. Thrillpeddlers presents its 4th and final preview performance of Shocktoberfest 14 on Sept. 30, the very date that police received the letter that coined the name 'Jack the Ripper' and the case's double-murder occurred. (more...)

Mockingbird Theatre to Present QUILLS, 2-15 August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Victorian premier of Doug Wright's Obie Award-winning play Quills - a provocative and daring study of sexuality and madness. What happens when the lunatics rule the asylum! Season: August 2 - August 15, 2014 (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Danieley Talks All About THE VISIT at Williamstown Theatre Festival!
by Adrienne Onofri - Aug 11, 2014

Will they or won't they...bring the Berkshires production to NY? Chita Rivera's costar brings us the scoop on the Kander and Ebb show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MARGINS Spooks at Molotov Theatre Group
by Emma Kouguell - Apr 7, 2015

1972. Toronto, Ontario. An eclectic group of men and women gather to see if they can create a fictional character - a ghost - that they will attempt to communicate with through seance. This eerie night became known as the controversial 'Philip Experiment.' Though critics question the experiment's results, the group said that they began to feel a presence and heard unexplained echoes and rapping sounds... (more...)

Molotov, WFI, and Goethe Host Screening of Fritz Lang's 'M' Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Today, April 3, 2014 at 7 PM at Goethe-Institut Washington, German filmmaker Fritz Lang's motion picture 'M' will be the subject of both a screening and panel discussion about the intersection of German Expressionist and Grand Guignol styles. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present 'THE UNTAMED STAGE' This Spring at The Hypnodrome
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Thrillpeddlers presents THE UNTAMED STAGE:, Weimar Berlin Kabarett, A New Musical by Scrumbly Koldewyn, running April 14 - May 28, 2016 (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm). Opening Night is set for Thurs., April 21, 2016 - 8:00 pm. (more...)

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