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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
MenAlive - Orange County Gay Men's Chorus proudly announces their 19th concert season.
BWW Review: AMERICAN SON's urgency and powerhouse cast make the best of this stage-to-screen transition
by Isabella Perrone - Sep 17, 2019
AMERICAN SON is the most recent Broadway-based story to be reimagined for film, but what makes it particularly special is the fact play's original cast reprise their roles, allowing audiences the chance to take in the timely story and gripping performances from the comfort of their homes. Adapted from Christopher Demos-Brown's play and directed by Kenny Leon (who also directed the stage production in New York), AMERICAN SON is a dialogue-driven examination of racism, police and civilian relations, and Black identity set in a Floridian police station.
by Shane Morgan - Sep 14, 2019
It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that if you produce Jane Austen, especially in the South-West, then it is to be as authentic, as earnest and as close to traditional BBC magnificence as possible. Then along came Tron Theatre Company and Blood of the Young and shredded that truth until it was nothing more than dust.
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Today the Toronto International Film Festival ® announced the winner of the 2019 Toronto Platform Prize at a reception at the Bisha Hotel, hosted by Joana Vicente, TIFF's Executive Director and Co-Head. Pietro Marcello's Martin Eden was chosen as the winner of the $20,000 CAD prize by the jury, which is comprised of award-winning filmmaker Athina Rachel Tsangari, Berlinale Artistic Director Carlo Chatrian, and international film critic Jessica Kiang.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Jenny Lyn Bader will perform her solo play Equally Divine: The Real Story of the Mona Lisa in the 10th Annual United Solo Festival on Thursday, October 24th at 9:00pm. Directed by Julie Kramer, the performance takes place at the Studio Theatre on Theatre Row, at 410 W. 42nd St.
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.
BWW Interview: Indigenous Playwright Larissa FastHorse Setting The Table With Truths In THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by Gil Kaan - Oct 30, 2019
Playwright Larissa FastHorse is having one hell of a year. Her THE THANKSGIVING PLAY has already been produced in various cities across the United States this year, with her next production already in previews at the Geffen Playhouse, and opening November 5, 2019. Michael John Garcés directs Larissa's humorous and woke take on Thanksgiving traditions featuring Noah Bean, Alexandra Henrikson, Jeff Marlow and Samantha Sloyan. After a full day of PLAY's rehearsals, I had the opportunity to chat with Larissa on her South Dakota, Sicangu-Lakota heritage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
LOCOBEACH is the musical moniker of the NYC supergroup comprised of José Luis Pardo on guitars/vocals (Los Crema Paraiso, Los Amigos Invisibles), Neil Ochoa on congas/percussion/electronics (Chicha Libre, Los Crema Paraiso), Joshua Camp on accordion/keyboards/vocals (Chicha Libre, C.A.M.P.O.S., One Ring Zero), Edward Marshall (La Muy Bestia Pop) on bass, and Fernando Valladares on timbales & drums (Guaco). The dynamic group has forged a sound blending cumbia pop and Latin disco with a psychedelic edge. Their debut album is aptly titled Psychedelic Disco Cumbia dropped on October 25, 2019 (Dorsal fin Records/Peace & Rhythm).
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Variety reports that musical theatre legend Stephen Schwartz will write the music for Disney's upcoming musical film adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol.' Bill Condon was announced as director.
by Jesse Griffith - Oct 1, 2019
I'm a complete sucker for a good horror story so I was very excited to review DRACULA. When I learned it was a slightly different take on the original I was concerned that it might be hard to follow or too long/too short, until I saw the name Steven Dietz. An outstanding playwright, Dietz's latest incarnation of the classic Dracula character is, well, outstanding.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
'Dear Zoe” is a new independent feature film adapted from the award-winning novel by Pittsburgh author Philip Beard. The adapted screenplay was written by Pittsburgh natives Marc Lhormer and Melissa Martin, and directed by Gren Wells (The Road Within).
BWW Interview: CALL YOUR FRIENDS! Sam C. Jones Performs His New Hit and More at The Brickhouse Art Gallery
by Courtney Symes - Nov 11, 2019
Who would guess that what has been described as a sleepy little cowtown is actually a hotbed of young musical talent? The latest to join Sacramento's rank of up-and-coming people-to-watch is Sam C. Jones, a transplant from Virginia who landed on the west coast in 2016 and has quickly made a name for himself in the world of local professional theatre. He has recently returned to his passion of songwriting and will be releasing an album of original work later this winter. Broadway World Sacramento spoke to Sam about the King, country music, and what gets his creative juices flowing.
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 1, 2019
It's probably just a coincidence, but two fine plays currently running at two award-winning regional theaters share an unusual commonality. Both focus on the issue of white privilege and the prevailing attitude that acknowledging its existence will end it. In THE THANKSGIVING PLAY at Lyric Stage Company of Boston, the idea is to honor Native Americans in an elementary school play without benefit of any of them participating. In ADMISSIONS, receiving its Boston premiere at SpeakEasy Stage Company, a couple of white liberal educators work hard to expand racial diversity at their small New England prep school, but their progressive values are tested when their exceptional son's Ivy League dreams are derailed. Remarkably, there are no indigenous people or people of color on stage in either production, an intentional, pointed omission by the playwrights.
by Keith Waits - May 30, 2019
Unless you have lived under a rock or somehow managed to stay asleep since 2016, there is a lot of anger in the air, and rightfully so. Eve Theater's The P***y Grabber Plays takes the point of view of eight survivors of sexual harassment, their struggle, and bravery in the shadow of one of the most notorious Presidential elections in American history. This incredibly relevant production is a celebration of these brave survivors and the incredible stories they share.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
The 29th annual Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival (Inside Out), championing innovative LGBTQ filmmakers from across the globe, revealed its full feature and short film lineup. The announcement was made today by Inside Out's Executive Director Andria Wilson and the festival's Director of Programming Andrew Murphy. Inside Out, which launched the first ever annual LGBTQ Film Finance Forum, has established itself as an international home and incubator for LGBTQ emerging and established filmmakers. This year's festival will take place May 23 to June 2, 2019.
by Barry Lenny - May 3, 2019
The highs and lows of a doomed relationship.
BWW REVIEW: PUFFS OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC Is A Hilarious Parody For Fans Of The Famous Magic Franchise.
by Jade Kops - May 27, 2019
A perfect parody of the famous wizarding stories, PUFFS OR SEVEN INCREASINGLY EVENTFUL YEARS AT A CERTAIN SCHOOL OF MAGIC AND MAGIC is a must see for any fans of the Harry Potter world.
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2019
Filmmaker Albert Hughes (Alpha, Menace II Society) is joining as executive producer and will make his television directorial debut helming multiple episodes of the new SHOWTIME limited series THE GOOD LORD BIRD from Blumhouse Television, based on the National Book Award-winning novel The Good Lord Bird by bestselling author James McBride. Oscar®, Golden Globe® and Tony® nominee Ethan Hawke will star as 19th-century abolitionist John Brown and is co-writing and executive producing with award-winning author and producer Mark Richard (The Ice at the Bottom of the World and Hell on Wheels).
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2019
Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) announces today the film lineup for its 22nd edition: THE GATHERING. Over the course of the 10-day festival, BFF presents film programs at Wythe Hotel, nearby returning venue Windmill Studios in Greenpoint and five additional screening venues throughout Brooklyn. To open the festival on Friday, May 31st will be the World Premiere of Claudia Myer's Above the Shadows starring Olivia Thirlby, Alan Ritchson, Jim Gaffigan and Megan Fox.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
Prospect Theater Company (Melissa Huber, Managing Director / Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the cast for its upcoming workshop staging of American Morning, with book, music and lyrics by Timothy Huang, from May 8th through May 19th, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
New York City Opera has announced that Blythe Gaissert & Michael Kelly and Briana Elyse Hunter & Jorell Williams will comprise the rotating casts of its upcoming production of AS ONE.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Broadway director, choreographer and writer Joe Barros, also the associate director of the recent Broadway revival of 'Gigi,' will conduct a masterclass on creating and developing new musicals this Sunday, Mar. 31, 2019, at The Opera Haus (3657 Bautista St., Makati City), 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
On her debut EP Sugar & Spice, Hatchie delivered the sonic equivalent of falling deliriously in love: a sustained rush of feeling, rendered in swoony melodies and gauzy guitar tones and endlessly hypnotic layers of sound. Now, with her full-length debut Keepsake, the Australian singersongwriter tries on countless new textures, exploring everything from industrial to new wave to dance-pop, handling each with understated elegance and pure, powerful feeling.
by Louis Train - Jun 19, 2019
Lea Salonga sang the soundtrack to my childhood. As the voices of Princess Jasmine in Disney's Aladdin and the title character of Mulan, Lea lent her talents to two of the most iconic animated characters of the Nineties. She also debuted the role of Kim in Miss Saigon on the West End, and has portrayed both Eponine and Fantine on Broadway. Lea returns to the UK this July for a six-stop concert tour. We caught up with her to ask for some teasers, get her take on the new Aladdin movie, and find out what she thinks of English weather and food.
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
HISTORY's new three-part nonfiction miniseries 'The Food That Built America,' premiering August 11 at 9PM ET/PT, tells the incredible stories of innovation and rivalries behind food industry tycoons Milton Hershey, John and Will Kellogg, Henry Heinz, C.W. Post, the McDonald brothers and more. Many people know the products, but few know the stories of everlasting grit and determination that made these names the household brands that America knows and loves. 'The Food That Built America' will air on HISTORY on consecutive nights with parts two and three debuting on August 12 and 13, respectively, both at 9PM ET/PT.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 22, 2019
BWW catches up with Sarah-Jane Scott to chat about bringing Appropriate to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by Fred Kaufman - Jul 21, 2019
FIREHOUSE THEATRE BARKS UP THE RIGHT TREE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
CHARLIE PARR is the eponymous new album by the Minnesota-based folk blues artist the same name. The album is a collection of new songs and new studio versions of classicsaudience favorites from throughout Parr's career and will be released September 27 on Red House Records. Recorded at Pachyderm Studio in Canon Falls, MN, CHARLIE PARR features Charlie's trademark resonator guitar and 12-string with co-producer Liz Draper on bass, longtime collaborator Mikkel Beckmen on percussion, Jeff Mitchell on electric guitar, accordion, organ, backing vocals, and Dave Hundrieser on harmonica. The album is an honest and raw recording of Parr reflecting on himself and his career up to this point. It's a musical reckoning that came after a freak accident less than a year ago that forced him to relearn how to play guitar, causing him to take stock of the songs he's written over his lifetime and see them through new eyes. Parr talked to Billboard Magazine about the process, and shares the first single from the album, 'Jubilee.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
lizabeth Inghram and Joanna Parson present a return engagement of Not Helpful: pretty songs and feminine harms
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is proud to announce the California Premiere of Nick Dear's Frankenstein, directed by Michael Michetti and adapted from the original novel by Mary Shelley. The first play of ANW's 2019-2020 season, THEY PLAYED WITH FIRE, will run as a stand-alone production from Aug. 11 through Sept. 8, 2019. An instant international sensation, Frankenstein was first captured live in 2011 on London's National Theatre stage in celebration of the novel's 200th anniversary. Distributed to cinemas across the globe, the original production was directed by Academy Award-winner Danny Boyle and starred Benedict Cumberbatch alternating between the roles of Dr. Victor Frankenstein and the Creature. There will be press performances on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
After wowing audiences around the world, award-winning drama The Father is opening at The Court Theatre, giving Cantabrians a powerful insight into the reality of dementia.
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Socially conscious singersongwriter Ola Onabulé has built an enviable career as an international touring performer and has now turned his attention to the North American market with a newly recorded collection of original songs. Onabulé's meticulous attention to detail in his arrangements and production as well as the support from SennheiserNeumann have contributed to the manifestation of an impressive recording.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Elizabeth Inghram and Joanna Parson present a return engagement of NOT HELPFUL: PRETTY SONGS AND FEMININE HARMS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
The award-winning SkyPilot Theatre Company continues its ever-popular Runway series with its third selection, Helen & Troy, which will be performed Wednesday, July 10 at 8pm at Oh My Ribs! Theater, 6468 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles. The production is open to the public with tickets for $5 at the door.
by Don Grigware - Aug 8, 2019
Jazz singer Mark Winkler has just released a new album on singer Bobby Troup and will do a CD release party at Feinstein's Upstairs at Vitello's on August 23. In our chat, Winkler talks about his background, his love for Troup, jazz and the overall world of music. Tell our readers about your background. Where are you from? How did you get interested in music, especially jazz?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
A Noise Within (ANW), California's acclaimed classic repertory theatre company, is proud to announce the California Premiere of Nick Dear's Frankenstein, directed by Michael Michetti and adapted from the original novel by Mary Shelley. The first play of ANW's 2019-2020 season, THEY PLAYED WITH FIRE, will run as a stand-alone production from Aug. 11 through Sept. 8, 2019. Previews begin this Sunday, Aug. 11. Press opening weekend is Saturday, Aug. 17 and Sunday, Aug. 18.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 6, 2019
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is headed to the big screen!
by Zofeen Maqsood - Aug 30, 2019
ALL WORLD STORIES HAVE EMERGED FROM RAMAYANA Or MAHABHARATA' -- Theatre actor Rahul Bhuchar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019
1812 Productions will present the Philadelphia Premiere of Jen Silverman's acclaimed dark comedy The Roommate. Directed by Harriet Power, The Roommate stars renowned Philadelphia performers Grace Gonglewski and Jennifer Childs. Longtime friends and artistic collaborators, Gonglewski and Childs have been fixtures on Philadelphia stages for over 20 years, The Roommate will be their first appearance onstage together since 2006. The Roommate will play September 26 thru October 20, 2019. Opening Night will be Wednesday, October 2nd at 7:00pm. Tickets and information are available at www.1812productions.org or at 215-592-9560.
by John McDaid - Aug 24, 2019
The Spectrum Theatre Ensemble has mounted a vivid, stylish production of Dale Wasserman's play that captures the spirit of Ken Kesey's novel in a powerful evening of theater.
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 22, 2019
The California premiere of Nick Dear's FRANKENSTEIN, directed by Michael Michetti and adapted from the original novel by Mary Shelley, is currently running as a stand-alone production through September 8th at A Noise Within. This electrifying tale of a creature cast away by his creator into a hostile worlda?"only to wind his way back in a dangerous game of destructiona?"has captivated audiences for over 200 years. The gothic story comes to life with Nick Dear's adaptation of the chilling fable by Mary Shelley, animating the themes of social rejection, intellectual hubris, and the nascency of good and evil.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
Are our destinies determined for us? Fifteenth century life is a struggle for Isabelle Arc. France is massing for war with England, she works eighteen hours a day, and her willful teenage daughter Joan is seeing visions of Saint Catherine. As Joan grows into the Maid of Orleans and her family's world turns upside down, Isabelle struggles with what it means to parent a saint. Pacific Theatre's 2019-2020 season opens with the Canadian premiere of Mother of the Maid, Jane Anderson's retelling of Joan of Arc's journey to the battlefields of France and her mother Isabelle's quest to follow her.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Aug 15, 2019
On May 23rd, a new contemporary ballet show, KINTSUGI, ran for one show only at Teater Kecil, Jakarta. It is the brainchild of dancer Elhaq Latief under the banner of ELHAQ LATIEF PRODUCTION and tells the story of a romance that devolves into an abusive relationship. The show is followed with a discussion session with National Commission on Violence Against Women, Komnas Perempuan, and abuse survivor advocacy foundation, Yayasan Pulih.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Atlanta's award-winning and longest-running sketch comedy company, Sketchworks Comedy, has filed a lawsuit against the rights'-holders of Grease. Sketchworks Comedy wrote and produced a parody of Grease titled Vape: The Musical. The show had a successful run in Atlanta and was set to premiere in New York City in August, but was cancelled after the owners of the musical Grease, including Jim Jacobs, one of its writers, issued a cease and desist letter.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
A new musical, A JOURNEY OF ANGELS, is currently in development with a theatrical workshop planned for June 2019 in Los Angeles. The musical features a book by Brent Beerman, music and lyrics by Kathi Chaplar and directed by Kay Cole. Additional information about the workshop will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
For its 36th season, Pacific Theatre presents seven plays exploring the questions that power our internal worlds: how do we hold space and identity in a world suddenly transformed? What does it mean to protect a child? Where do we find dignity and freedom as we age? Can a cruel person truly change and be forgiven?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
Two River Theater announces the lineup of productions for its 2019/20 Season.
by Maggie Yates - Apr 22, 2019
Ensemble's production features many of the interesting aspects of this search for identity: a grumpy grandpa with a dark secret; an old Ukrainian woman who's mind has been warped by trauma and isolation; an underdog translator with a tenuous mastery of English; and an emotionally clumsy college kid who mistakes the trauma of his family for personal depth. But the adaptation from novel to stage is clunky, clouding an otherwise dramatic origin story.
BWW Feature: Local Actor and Playwright's Award-Winning ANIMAL CONTROL Premieres at Firehouse Theatre Tonight
by Jeremy Bustin - Apr 17, 2019
Richmond, Virginia's Firehouse Theatre, a theatre known for producing new and groundbreaking plays, is currently producing the world premiere of Chandler Hubbard's intense drama, ANIMAL CONTROL. Fifth Wall, another regional theatre in Richmond, initially held a reading of the play. The script, written by University of Virginia graduate and local playwright/actor Hubbard, has a clear message that's relevant to today's contentious sociopolitical landscape. The writer wants audiences to examine their own lives and the lives of others more closely to find similarities that connect us rather than differences that divide us.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Turning Point Ensemble (TPE) created a successful partnership with Canadian/Tajik composer Farangis Nurulla-Khoja a few years ago, and it continues with the upcoming concert, Sounds Unheard; a full in-depth program of Nurulla-Khoja's music through a portrait concert performed on May 11 at 2pm & 12th at 7:30pm at the Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.Vancouver.