The Raven

"Edgar Allan Poe is dead. He died in Baltimore the day before yesterday. This announcement will startle many but few will be grieved by it." So begins the infamous Rufus Griswold obituary of Poe, who died penniless and unhappy days after being discovered delirious in the gutter on a cold fall morning. The author's legacy, his ghosts, and even the mysterious circumstances of his death are examined in this immersive theater experience that blends, elements of game play, cutting-edge audio technology, and first-rate storytelling.


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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Ghosts and ghouls, witching hour approaches. Teddy Sourias and Craft Concepts Group - the creators of Philadelphia's Christmas Pop-up Bar - announces the opening of Nightmare Before Tinsel. Philadelphia's Halloween Pop-up Bar will take over the 100+ former jewelry store space at 116 S. 12th Street in Midtown Village. Among the ghosts that still haunt the space - including the ghosts of Tinsel's past - look for eerie ambiance, scary photo opps, witches bru cocktails, seasonal fall beers, costumed bartenders, and tons of frights and flights. Inside the new Halloween pop-up bar, look for a room of 1,001 eyes, fights inspired by Poe's Nevermore, a haunted coffin, zombie wall, custom retro ghost bar, giant spider web alley and more - plus of course lots of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, witches and spectres. Nightmare plans to creak open the doors in early October, with final details to be revealed soon. Stay tuned as Concept Group prepares to unleash your worst and best nightmare - in a fun and frightful new bar experience. 
by Vicki Trask - Sep 7, 2019
Calgary's thriving theatre season officially got under way this September with the opening of Stage West's a?oeThere Goes The Bridea??. Broadway World has compiled a list of some of the exciting upcoming shows that Calgarians and visitors can look forward to in this 2019/2020 season.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Shear Madness, one of the most popular comedy productions in the world, is opening in Ivoryton on September 18, 2019. This iconic production was first produced in Boston in 1980 and has been delighting audiences ever since with its unique blend of madcap improvisation and spine-tickling mystery.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Come join Theatre of Yugen as they kick off the Halloween season with these tales of terror, fear and the dark side. Recipe for the Macabre: Start with Edgar Allan Poe - the renowned master of poetry, short stories, and tales of mystery and the macabre. Dissect and remix. Mix with Theatre of Yugen's signature physicality, voices, words, ideas, bodies, a dash of Noh and Kyogen and PUPPETS. Stir in a splash of contemporary relevance, with good old-fashioned irreverence. Bake at a macabre 666 degree heat for an hour and a half. Devised Defiance is a dish best served cold.
by Shari Barrett - Sep 25, 2019
Hudson emerged from the darkness as himself with nary a trace of his Poe essence to be seen. Soon he opened the suitcase placed on the stage and as he shared how his adoration of Poe's work began, he transformed himself before our eyes into the Master of the Macabre in all his glory. And by the time Poe's signature long black coat graced his frame, the actor was no longer there and before us stood the physical essence of Edgar Allan Poe.
by Don Grigware - Sep 20, 2019
The Edgar Allan Show is about to open at the Two Roads Theatre in Studio City. With material from Poe's famous stories rewritten in a silly vein and original music by Ari Stidham, you are bound to knock your socks off. Here's what Stidham has to say for his work. Just how silly is your show? I love Edgar A. Poe, but am usually prepared to be scared out of my wits.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Healdsburg's Raven Players, located in the heart of the Northern California wine country, have announced they are accepting submissions for their inaugural Short Play Festival to run February 28 - March 1, 2020 at the Raven Performing Arts Theater in Healdsburg. The competitive festival is themed 'Love Bites' and will feature plays of 10 to 20 minutes in duration. Playwrights from around the world are invited to submit original works that generally focus on the joy, heartbreak, humor and/or tragedy of any type of love.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Native Earth Performing Arts is thrilled to announce the 32nd annual Weesageechak Begins to Dance. This year's festival invites emerging, mid-career, and established Indigenous artists from across Turtle Island and Australia to develop and showcase contemporary theatre, dance, and multi-disciplinary creations on November 13 to 23, 2019 at Aki Studio (585 Dundas St East).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
With The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, Outcry Youth Theatre brings another new adaptation to the Addison Theatre Centre's Studio Theatre after their recent world premieres of The Time Machine and The Legend of Arthur. Written by Outcry Theatre Artistic Director Becca Johnson-Spinos along with the show's director Jason Johnson-Spinos, this dark and creepy production is perfectly timed to get you into the Halloween spirit, running from October 18-27.
by Steve Murray - Oct 6, 2019
BWW Review: PUPPETS AND POE: DEVISED DEFIANCE at Theatre Of Yugen is a Halloween ode to Edgar Allan Poe's macabre themes.
by Michael Dale - Oct 4, 2019
You might call John Kevin Jones the 'resident author' of East 4th Street's 1832 landmark Merchant's House Museum, though not in the traditional sense.
by Fran Thomas - Oct 14, 2019
If you want to get in the mood for Halloween, take a trip to the Pine Island Playhouse for its production of Poe. Founder Nichole Pichon has taken several of Poe's poems and short stories and dramatized them. Death and madness abound.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Blues Is A Woman made its theatrical debut in San Francisco  in 2017, with  a month long, sold out run and fantastic reviews. Now show creator Pamela Rose is tearing it up with a new version-BLUES IS A WOMAN - IN CONCERT.
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2019
Danny Zelisko Presents the sonic master of Progressive Rock, Alan Parsons Live Project  to The Town Hall on Tuesday, September 17th at 7:30pm. Reserved seat tickets for the event go on sale Monday, May 20th at 10am at
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its 2018-19 season with Rebecca Gilman's dramaTHE CROWD YOU'RE IN WITH, directed by Co-Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen*, playing May 16 - June 16, 2019 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at or by calling (773) 828-9129.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
With Friday's Brooklyn show SOLD OUT the band have acted quickly to satisfy fan demand by releasing seats in all price catergories starting at $49.50 plus booking fees. They have also released 'Flight of Icarus' show art to coincide with the debut of their latest live video clip. The 1983 song from the 'Piece of Mind ' album was Maiden's biggest airplay track in America and has not been perfomed live since 1986 - it being resurrected for this tour with Bruce Dickinson equipped with a pair of flame-throwers onstage.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for Rebecca Gilman's drama THE CROWD YOU'RE IN WITH, directed by Co-Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen*
by Vicki Trask - Mar 12, 2019
"A diabolical psychological thriller. A rollicking detective story. A bone chilling ghost story. A neo-noir conspiracy drama. A madcap whodunnit. This season will see Vertigo continuing to explore the range of what mystery theatre has to offer.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The 'Madness' is back with Shear Madness.  Same fabulous cast...different venue.  Coming to Le Petit Theatre June 14 - 30.
by TV Scoop - Jun 27, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Storylines for ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, July 6, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
For over 15 years, Alter Bridge has been a band known for blurring the line between hard rock and heavy metal. Building upon the sound that has won the band worldwide critical acclaim and a devoted global fan base, the band returns with their sixth studio album, Walk The Sky. The album is scheduled for worldwide release on October 18th via Napalm Records. The fourteen-track opus marks a creative highpoint for the quartet comprised of Myles Kennedy on vocals/guitars, Mark Tremonti on guitars/vocals, Brian Marshall on bass and Scott Phillips on drums. Walk The Sky is a complete career retrospective drawing upon elements from each of the band's previous releases to create something new from the band.
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
 ALTER BRIDGE are also pleased to confirm their return to the UK for headline arena shows in December, accompanied by special guests SHINEDOWN and SEVENDUST. Tickets go on sale on Friday 21 June at 9am at
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
SYFY confirms that it is developing LOBO (WT) with Warner Horizon Scripted Television.
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
In the lead-up to its highly-anticipated upcoming series Pennyworth (premiering July 28), premium network EPIX today announced an immersive experience for San Diego Comic-Con attendees, set in the off-center 1960's London world of young Alfred Pennyworth (many years before he will become Batman's butler).  For three days, EPIX will take over the Oxford Social Club in the Pendry San Diego (435 Fifth Ave), where attendees will get a hands-on look at Pennyworth as the series comes to life around them. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Summoners Ensemble Theatre, in association with the Merchant's House Museum, is pleased to announce the return of Killing an Evening with Edgar Allan Poe. The haunting one-man show that debuted last year to great acclaim returns for 27 performances only this fall at the landmark 1832 Merchant's House Museum (29 E. 4th Street, Manhattan), New York City's only 19th century family home preserved intact.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The Melbourne season cast for the epic, award-winning immersive theatre show A Midnight Visit has been announced, starring eleven multidisciplinary performers of scintillating local and national talent. With the show being praised for its dauntless innovation and visionary disruption of traditional theatre, the cast will be pushing at the frontiers of contemporary performance in Australia.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Third Wheel Productions, an experiential production company, is thrilled to present the world premiere of 'Deep Into Darkness', an immersive theatrical experience at The Cultch Theatre in Vancouver from August 13th to 25th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Central City Opera presents "The Blessed Damozel" by Claude Debussy and "Litanies to the Black Virgin" by Francis Poulenc as part of a Double Bill performance opening July 23.
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Deep in the Appalachian Mountains, creatures both legendary and terrifying lurk among the shadows, evading capture at every turn. Season Four of the cult-classic series “Mountain Monsters,” moves to its new home on Travel Channel with a special two-hour premiere on Wednesday, August 21 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, reuniting the fearless team of hard-core trappers to confirm the sightings of these fabled monsters. Calling themselves the AIMS team – the Appalachian Investigators of Mysterious Sightings – this rip-roarin' group of self-proclaimed “hillbilly hunters” treks through the depths of Appalachia's mountain forests, searching for creatures of mythical origins, determined to track down proof these monsters still roam this region today.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
2019 has seen UK five-piece The Raven Age excel as future heroes of modern British metal following the release of their acclaimed second album Conspiracy in March, and their biggest UK and European headline tour to date.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
In its eighth iteration, Island Theatre brings to the stage ten of the best short plays penned by Kitsap County playwrights for a three day festival of live performances at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The plays have been selected from over sixty submissions by a blind judging panel of theatre professionals. Plays will be helmed by ten local directors and cast with over two dozen local actors.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
NFT Dance & Company will be a part of the two weeks of performing and visual arts that celebrate the diversity, energy, and excellence of artists and audiences from DC and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
British metal outfit The Raven Age are set for a triumphant 2019 with the release of their eagerly anticipated second album Conspiracy, out March 8th via Corvid Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Now in its sixth season of supporting emerging female writers The Farm Theater has awarded their 2019/20 College Collaboration Project Commission to playwright Judith Leora. Ms. Leora will collaborate with Hillsborough Community College in Hillsborough, FL (fall 2019), Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, AL (winter 2020), and Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA (spring 2020). This will be Birmingham Southern College's second time participating in The Farm Theater's College Collaboration Project. 
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2019
On last night's episode of THE MASKED SINGER, the Raven was revealed to be Ricki Lake! Watch her unmasking below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its 2018-19 season with Rebecca Gilman's drama THE CROWD YOU'RE IN WITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Storylines for ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW today, February 23, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Feb 14, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Storylines for ONE MAGNIFICENT MORNING, airing on THE CW on Saturday, February 23, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
The Detroit Repertory Theatre announces the world premiere production of The House on Poe Street by Fengar Gael, opening Thursday, January 10, 2019 at 8:30 pm. Opening Nights at the Detroit Repertory Theatre are always Champagne Celebrations. Patrons are invited to stay after the performance and enjoy a champagne afterglow with the playwright, composer, cast and crew.
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
British metal five piece The Raven Age continue their unstoppable rise as torch-bearers for the next generation of UK metal. Their brooding style of monstrous guitar riffs and pummelling rhythms are entwined with powerful melodies and moments of quiet subtlety, adding a touch of epic finesse to their sound which has seen them deservedly play alongside the genre's giants such as Killswitch Engage, Mastodon, Tremonti, Anthrax, Iron Maiden, Ghost and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
On March 20th, 2019 The Ivoryton Playhouse opens its doors for a new season - a year full of exciting, affordable professional theatre. Plays for romantics and plays for cynics; shows for families and shows for sweethearts;  music from the movies and Broadway as well as zany comedies and classic dramas- the Ivoryton Playhouse 2019 season has something for everyone and more than you ever expected.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Artistic Director Tim Carroll and the Shaw Festival have announce their 2020 season.
by Debbie Hall - Aug 15, 2019
Legendary British rock icons Def Leppard returns to Las Vegas rocking out with a?oeDef Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency.a?? The over-the-top concert will be performed in Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino through Sept. 7.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Grab ahold of your Pocketballs! The Bardic Bastards return to the Hollywood Fringe after the success of their sold-out black comedy 'The Midnight Menagerie' with Pocketmon! an adult parody musical.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
The madness erupts at a hairstyling salon when suddenly, between a shampoo and a style, the old lady upstairs gets mysteriously murdered and everyone's dying to know whodunit?
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Actress Fay McKenzie Waldman passed away peacefully in her sleep on the morning of April 16th at the age of 101. She was born February 19, 1918 into a show business family where she was the youngest of two sisters and an actress cousin, and made her screen debut at only ten weeks old in "Station Content" (1918) in which she was carried in the arms of Gloria Swanson. Her parents, Eva & Bob "Pops" McKenzie were already veteran performers and apparently wanted their daughter to get an early start in films. She nearly stole the show from Oliver Hardy as "the baby" in the Alice Howell short "Distilled Love" (filmed in 1918 but released two years later). By the time she was six, Fay was considered an old hand, having played diverse parts in her father's stock company. Among her early films was the 1924 Photoplay Medal Winner, "The Dramatic Life of Abraham Lincoln." 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its 2018-19 season with Rebecca Gilman's drama THE CROWD YOU'RE IN WITH, directed by Co-Artistic Director Derek Bertelsen*, playing May 16 - June 16, 2019 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
In celebration of its 16th Season in downtown NYC, the critically acclaimed, award-winning troupe of performers RADIOTHEATRE presents its 4th Annual EDGAR ALLAN POE FESTIVAL MAY 16-JUNE 1. A favorite event with its legion of fans, the last three POE fests SOLD OUT quickly filling the 192 yrs old ST.JOHN'S SANCTUARY in the heart of historic Greenwich Village. Amidst the flickering candlelight and foggy mist, the RT players will once again present LIVE ON STAGE a challenging repertory of the greatest of terrifying stories penned by the Master of The Macabre, Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849) who once lived but a few blocks away and attended this very church.