The Point

Based on the television program by Norman Lenza


Mermaid Theatre

(New York, NY)
42nd Street/ Dwyer Street
by Student Blogger: Meg Graff - Oct 9, 2019
When I was around 15 or 16, there were auditions in my town for The Miracle Worker. I was so excited. My younger brother has special needs, and is non-verbal, so the play meant a lot to me and I really, really wanted to play Annie. I practiced the accent, read the script a bunch, watched the movie, and did everything I could to prepare. (I now realize this should've been a sign that dramaturgy is the path for me).
by Ron Bierman - Oct 9, 2019
It's an exciting time for San Diego classical-music lovers. There are more concert choices than ever before, and performance quality has been impressive for everything from solo recitals to symphony concerts and operas. The La Jolla Music Society's $82 million dollar multi-stage Conrad Prebys Arts Center held its first concert early this year, and the San Diego Symphony has begun its own multi-million dollar project to turn its waterfront summer venue into a state-of-the-art amphitheater that will host year-round concerts and events.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
On behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council, and in partnership with the Scottish Government, Underbelly works with internationally renowned creative team and wide-ranging partners to realise its ambitions for Edinburgh's Hogmanay festival as the 2019 programme is announced.
by Isabella Perrone - Oct 8, 2019
Set in Bob Dylan's hometown of Duluth, Minnesota in 1934, writer and director Conor McPherson's GIRL FROM THE NORTH COUNTRY is equal parts bleak and beautiful. The busy story centers on the Laine family and their guest house; stressed father and husband Nick (Donald Sage MacKay) is busy caring for his wife Elizabeth (Katie Brayben), whose dementia has progressed to the point where she's like a rowdy child with a sailor's mouth. His issues double with their children Gene (Colin Bates), an alcoholic, would-be writer and Marianne (Gloria Obianyo), their adopted Black daughter who's several months pregnant.
by Patrick Honoré - Oct 7, 2019
After an exciting season of Chicago, Mogador is introducing Parisian audiences to one of the very best musical adaptations, if not one of the most successful, of a famous movie: the much-loved Ghost from popular 90s American cinema.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
Bristol-based Norwegian/ Welsh duo, Firewoodisland release their new single 'Hollow Coves' on 27 September - recently premiered on PopMatters. Firewoodisland have seen support from the likes of Atwood Magazine, Earmilk, The 405, Q Magazine, Clash Mag, and Noctis Mag, as well as radio support from BBC Radio 6's Radcliffe & Maconie and Tom Robinson, BBC Radio's Introducing In The West, BBC Radio Devon's The Sunday Request Show, Introducing Music From Stoke and Norway's NRK P3. Their track 'Storm' was added to Spotify's Most Beautiful Songs in the World playlist, Lush and Atmospheric, and Lost in the Woods playlist, and has racked up over half a million Spotify plays since March, shooting their total plays up to over 5.3 million, and seeing 'One With The Mountain' added to Norway's New Music Fridays playlist. They boast features on popular Youtube channels such as Wave of Good Noise, Alex Rain Bird Music, La Belle Musique, Indie Folk Central, and BalconyTV.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 7, 2019
Battery Dance Festival's Tuesday and Wednesday night performances proved that choreography is only as wonderful as its music is rich. Led by Buglisi Dance Theatre, Ballet Nepantla, Vanaver Caravan, Ballet Boy Productions, and Battery Dance Company, this fact was never far from the concertgoers' minds as they swooned blissfully to fantastic dancing coupled with brilliant music.
by Charlie Wilks - Oct 5, 2019
In the heart of central London, a seven-building, 35-floor, 42,000 sq ft adventure awaits brave travellers. Putting you in the shoes of your favourite action character, participants must navigate rough terrain, darkened corridors and fog-filled chambers a?' all while trying to avoid meeting infected creatures, which will attack.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Ahead of their eighth studio album release, Manchester band elbow have released a new track, 'White Noise White Heat' today. Listen below!
by Zofeen Maqsood - Oct 4, 2019
For the first time in history, this new version of  Mahabharat presents the point of view of Duryodhana and Karan and highlights the causes that led to the destructive War.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 3, 2019
The daring, cutting edge performance artist is back at Joe's Pub with a sequel to her 2013 rape culture show Asking For It.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
On Friday and Saturday, November 8a?"9, 2019 at 8:00pm, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series presents Ashwini Ramaswamy: Let the Crows Come.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 23, 2019
When does a teenager become an adult? Is there an exact moment or event that shapes us into what we become and how much is our quest to fit in, a help or hindrance? Set in inner-city London, Arinze Kene's play Little Baby Jesus follows the pleasures and pain of three teenagers as they pinpoint moments when they enter into their adult lives.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The 'sublimely exploratory” Wet Ink Ensemble opens its 21st season in 2019-2020 with two performances at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival followed by a performance of the works of Columbia University undergraduate composers in NYC and a collaboration with vocalist Charmaine Lee and UK-based composers Kristina Wolfe, Bryn Harrison, and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay. The Wet Ink Ensemble is also thrilled to announce the official appointment of frequent collaborator, cellist Mariel Roberts, to the group beginning in the 2019-2020 season.
by Marianka Swain - Oct 22, 2019
With Extinction Rebellion looming large in the capital, it's canny programming to revive Duncan Macmillan's 2011 play about a couple debating the merits of having a child a?' including fears about how introducing another person might impact the planet. The play also gets a boost from the starry casting of The Crown's Claire Foy and Matt Smith, whose established chemistry is a huge asset here.
by Linda Hodges - Oct 22, 2019
Holding court on a corner in downtown San Jose is 3Below Theaters and Lounge. It would be easier to say what they don't do but to use their own words they're 'downtown San Jose's social spot for stage, screen, music, comedy, family fun and events.' I'll just add that the complex is indeed a veritable mix of entertainment-for-all with delectable eats and great vibe. Yes, I digressed right out of the gate!
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Today, Destroyer release a new music video for “Crimson Tide”, the lead single from the Canadian art's forthcoming LP, Have We Met, due January 31, 2020. Pre-order now on CD, LP, and seafoam green Peak Vinyl in the Merge store, or wherever records are sold.
by Mike Noland - Oct 22, 2019
'Small town' Cali girl follows in the family business, Theatre, and is seeing the country. Meet the wonderful Sarah Hinrichsen and see how growing up in Theatre was just the overture for her professional life.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 21, 2019
I love The Rocky Horror Show and Clint Randolph and his stellar ensemble of performers have won me over! Their 2019 production of The Rocky Horror Show is incredibly good, outlandishly fun and faithful to the material. Clearly, it ain't your grandma's musical theater (well, actually, it is a?' seeing as how the show bowed in the West End in 1973 and played Broadway in 1975, concurrent with the release of the film version), but it hews pretty damn close to traditional tropes with its boy and girl meets transsexual mastermind who's created a hot and hunky boytoy to satisfy his longings and, well, all hell breaks loose as their stories are told.
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Fasten your seatbelts. Lemon Jelly producer FRED DEAKIN is back and will be taking audiences into the new decade on a very different kind of trip. 
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2019
During Bill Maher's New Rule segment on Real Time With Bill Maher this week, he suggested that Donald Trump take a check to leave office.
by Rob Levy - Oct 19, 2019
The arrival of the Repertory Theatre St. Louis' production of The Lifespan of a Fact could not be better timed. Although set in 2003, it's explorations of fiction versus nonfiction, fact versus embellishment and storytelling verses the truth could be ripped from the headlines of the modern world.
by Rosanna Liuski - Oct 19, 2019
by Peter Nason - Oct 19, 2019
Kylie Arseneau and Cody Farkas are extraordinary in this powerful piece of theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
In 1984, TheaterWorks' founder Steve Campo took a long hard look at Hartford's cultural landscape and decided to start a new theater company. From day one, TheaterWorks' mission was to provide Hartford with performances of important works by contemporary American playwrights a?" works otherwise not performed in the region, works that are high-spirited, highly charged, sometimes controversial, but always engaging. Thirty plus years later, TheaterWorks Hartford is ushering in a new 'era' with a redesigned logo, bold new branding, an updated website and a $5.7 million renovation of its Pearl Street home. 
by Michael Dale - Oct 17, 2019
A version of American, and of American musical theatre, as seen through a Chinese lens as inaccurate as Rodgers and Hammerstein's lens when focused on Siam.
by Blair Howell - Oct 17, 2019
At age 27, Chris Massimine made news when named CEO of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene as the youngest executive to oversee the activities of a professional, multimillion-dollar performing arts institution. He's just become Managing Director of Pioneer Theatre Company.
by Review Roundups - Oct 17, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar officially launched the 50th anniversary tour at Austin's Bass Concert Hall on October 8th before visiting over 30 cities including Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Elmhurst Ballet School, in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, is thrilled the school's Health and Wellbeing Team and its Performance Enhancement Coach have been shortlisted and recognised in the UK's sector-wide annual One Dance UK Awards.
by Review Roundups - Oct 16, 2019
The Public Theater presents Soft Power, with play and lyrics by Tony Award winner David Henry Hwang, music and additional lyrics by Tony Award winner Jeanine Tesori, choreography by Tony nominee Sam Pinkleton, and is directed by Tony nominee Leigh Silverman.
by DC Felton - Oct 16, 2019
Theatre companies always hope a show will do well, but every so often a show comes that exceeds their expectations, and eventually, they bring the show back. For Noce, known for bringing the best jazz artist to Des Moines, their show is a play ironically called a?oeSouvenira?? which is returning to the end of October. I missed it the first time the show was produced, and after seeing the show this weekend, this a?oeSouvenira?? was certainly worth taking another look at.
by Roger Catlin - Oct 15, 2019
Just as African-American artists have sought to reclaim the racist imagery of the past to confront contemporary viewers, the entryway to the Theater Alliance's performance of 'Day of Absence' at the Anacostia Playhouse is decorated with oversized posters advertising blackface minstrel shows.
by Review Roundups - Oct 15, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of The Rose Tattoo officially opens tonight! Read the reviews!
by Rona Kelly - Oct 15, 2019
This Autumn, the Royal Shakespeare Company stages a story of a nation in turmoil: King John. The timeliness of this play is not lost on director Eleanor Rhode or the company, with the news 'informing [their] conversation pretty much every day as [they] make the show'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
All remaining performances of WICKED in New Orleans have been cancelled due to a construction collapse at the Hard Rock Hotel. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.
by Theresa Bertram - Oct 15, 2019
The talent at the Weekend Theater will blow you away at their production of SIDE SHOW (2014 Broadway Revival). Running through October 27, you do not want to miss this.
by Charles Shubow - Oct 14, 2019
Welcome back to Bethesda Round House Theatre! After a successful renovation, the theater has reopened on East-West Highway with impressive architectural improvements. One will notice immediately upon entering the lobby, huge changes with a complete makeover. There is a huge bar and seating area that was desperately needed. I do believe they could use more variety of refreshments though.. The theater's intent is to get people to a performance early and stick around afterwards.
by Don Grigware - Oct 14, 2019
Knot Free Productions Presents/In Trousers/book, music & lyrics by William Finn/directed by Ryan O'Connor/Lounge Theatre, Hollywood/musical director: Jake Anthony/through November 3 When I saw Stephen Sondheim's Company on Broadway in the early 1970s, I was overwhelmed by the speed at which the ensemble said their lines, sang their songs and just moved across the stage. I knew I was in the presence of genius, but I had to really listen and focus in order to keep up with them and understand what was happening. William Finn's In Trousers, composed in 1979 and revised in 1985 for off-Broadway and... so rarely produced, is akin to Company in this way. It moves with the speed of light, and the four actors never let down for a second. Later Finn composed March of the Falsettos and Falsettoland, put together as Falsettos. These two along with In Trousers have often been referred t
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 14, 2019
We asked, and you answered! In her exclusive BroadwayWorld column, Industry Editor Cara Joy David delved into the the evolution of cell phone use in the theatre, from the backlash against Jeremy O. Harris's view of phone use to Freestyle Love Supreme's use of Yondr. We asked our readers to speak up about if inappropriate cell phone use has ruined their theatre experiences. Check out some of the standout answers below!
by Peter Danish - Oct 13, 2019
by Onur Alec Kadioglu - Oct 13, 2019
Kaan Sekban, being recognized as a social media phenomenon, brought his jokes to the stage and became one of the most prominent figures of recent years. After working in various positions at a bank for ten years, Kaan Sekban participated in the acting and musical workshops in Turkey and abroad. Acted in Istanbulname the Musical in Turkey and in the A Midsummer Night's Dream in Italy.  He is mostly recognized by the homemade live satire shows published from his own house, named 'My Side of white-collar life'.
by Sabrina Wallace - Oct 13, 2019
Be witness to the beauty of Shakespeare's works delivered with true theatrical mastery in the heart of Austin, TX by the company of The Baron's Men
by Courtney Symes - Oct 11, 2019
Dynamic is the word that comes to mind when speaking with John Tesh. His passion for his life, family, and career come across clearly in his instantly recognizable made-for-performing voice. Tesh was a staple in the 1980s on the popular television show, a?oeEntertainment Tonight.a?? Sports fans know him from broadcasting the Tour de France, Olympics, and other events. Still others follow his musical career, which boasts wins for six Emmys, two Grammy nominations, and three gold records. Tesh is bringing his unique performance to the Harris Center on December 5 with his a?oeSongs & Stories from the Grand Pianoa?? tour which, based on reviews, promises to be a night to remember. Broadway World spoke to him about his upcoming show, his cancer battle, and much more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Point Loma Playhouse continues the2019-2020 season with The Eight: Reindeer Monologues by Jeff Goode, directed by Jerry Pilato and Erica Livingstone.
by Joni Lorraine - Oct 11, 2019
50TH anniversary JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR dazzles at Bass Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Shuck 'n' Jive has had quite a rapid journey. I was first introduced to the play whilst on my first day of rehearsals for another show. I requested a copy of the script and devoured it one weekend - I felt it was something special. I had a kinship with the writers, Cassiopeia Berkeley-Agyepong and Simone Ibbett-Brown, in their love for musicals, 90s children's TV and Viola Davis.
by Chantal Kunst - Oct 10, 2019
The Book of Mormon has been a phenomenon for years. Sold out performances on Broadway and the West End. Raving reviews. A total smash. Koninklijk Theater Carré has had the brilliant thought to finally bring the (original English) show to Amsterdam. Thank heavens. Or Joseph Smith. Or Jesus. Or...
by Christine Swerczek - Oct 10, 2019
Matthew Lopez' THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE runs at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Lincoln through October 13.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Singer Lisa Rock of Grayslake, IL, and her 6-piece band are bringing the music of The Carpenters back to the stage with their spot-on renditions of Carpenters classics with Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters at the Marcus Performing Arts Center's Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall on Saturday, November 9 at 8:00 pm. This performance is part of the Marcus Center Presents series sponsored by The Fitz at the Ambassador Hotel.
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 10, 2019
What is interesting about watching this pas is that Factor does not need Giles to execute any of her choreography. That she always accepts his unnecessary assistance serves as commentary on their relationship: she validates him as a source of physical comfort even though all she requires of him is the moral assurance that they are not bad people.