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BWW Review: Group Rep Presents a Fresh Perspective on ROMEO AND JULIET
by Don Grigware - Sep 3, 2018

Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet has been in our repertoire of must reads and must sees since high school. We know the storyline of the star- crossed lovers, which formed the basis for the musical West Side Story. The play treats of hatred between the Montagues and the Capulets. Because of the senseless family feuding, lives are lost and somehow love has gone astray. I enjoy seeing Shakespeare done in the traditional mode with 16th century sets and costumes, but am totally open to reimagined productions, as long as the poetry is in tact and the time period to which the story is assigned makes sense and shows the theme and message with clarity and intelligence..Group rep's current production directed quite nicely by Shira Dubrovner takes the audience to Berlin in the 1930s when Hitler took control and slaughtered or banished Jews from Germany. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Swedish singer/songwriter Clara Mae has released her debut EP Sorry For Writing All The Songs About You – available today via Big Beat Records. The 6-track collection was heralded by the release of latest single “Rooftop,” with a stunning Andreas Öhman & Dani Miltenberger-directed video companion (watch here). (more...)

New York Philharmonic Sets 2017-18 Season of 'Insights at the Atrium'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The New York Philharmonic has announced the 2017-18 season's Insights at the Atrium series, free events exploring themes of the Philharmonic's concert season through multimedia lectures, conversations, and panel discussions. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LIE, Menier Chocolate Factory
by Emma Watkins - Oct 8, 2017

Following their production of The Truth, also by Florian Zeller, the Menier Chocolate Factory, director Lindsay Posner and translator Christopher Hampton have teamed up again for the English language world premiere of The Lie. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/19 - COME FROM AWAY, TITANIC, HUNCHBACK and More!
by BWW Special - Oct 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature COME FROM AWAY, TITANIC, HUNCHBACK and more! (more...)

BWW Review: TARRA CONNER JONES HERE IS LOVE at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Oct 18, 2017

Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe, under the brilliant direction of Nate Jacobs, produces some of the best entertainment theatregoers will savor. From the simplicity of beautifully staged plays to lavish musical productions and intimate talkbacks, audiences can always expect a high-end caliber of artistic endeavors. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at The Arlington Players
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 13, 2018

Here is The Scenario. Imagine going to a community theatre in Arlington, VA to see a show that requires a good size choir and a fourteen-piece orchestra. I imagine some of you might think that the company was crazy. I'm here to tell you that, in the case of The Arlington Players' 68th season opener The Hunchback of Notre Dame, you would be totally wrong. Never assume anything until you witness it. The production indeed features a twenty-member choir and it utilizes Michael Starobin's full orchestration but besides that, the production overall is as good as I've seen from some professional theatre companies. Yes, you read that right folks. (more...)

BWW Interview: Eva Tavares Talks Playing Christine in PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Katricia Lang - Nov 9, 2018

Now through November 18, 2018, Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Webber's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will play at the Hobby Center. I talked with Eva Tavares, the actress playing ingenue Christine Daae. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO & JULIET at Walt Disney Concert Hall
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 6, 2018

Hard to compare any other performance to this one. "Revisited," meaning reverse role changes that were made in the casting of this, putting another dimension into significance from the original version, plus updated costuming and scenics, and "Rejoiced," because it was performed, live, in front of your eyes and ears, by The L Philharmonic and The L A Dance Project, at The Walt Disney Concert Hall in Downtown Los Angeles, California. (more...)

BWW Review: HARVEY at Phamaly Theatre Company
by Jon Bee - Nov 2, 2018

Did you ever have an imaginary friend as a child? Perhaps something like a "heffalump" or even fairy godparents? Creative minds will take children far, but what about an adult man whose best friend is a six foot tall invisible rabbit? We might say he is in need of some psychological assistance. In the classic, Harvey, that's exactly The Scenario we find at the home of Elwood P. Dowd, his sister, Veta Louise Simmons, and her daughter, Myrtle Mae. (more...)

BWW Review: Group Rep Rocks with A CAROL CHRISTMAS
by Don Grigware - Nov 19, 2018

A CAROL CHRISTMASbook by Doug Havertymusic & lyrics by Bruce Kimmeldirected by Bruce KimmelGroup Rep, NoHothrough December 30 So many versions of A Christmas Carol surface in November and December in local theatres, but most are really not worthy of your attention. This year exceptions are the Geffen's spectacular one-man version ... and... Group Rep is really turning up the heat with an original contemporary musical entitled A Carol Christmas. With a cast of 20 on their wide stage, Group Rep offers its audiences a terrifically enjoyable time this holiday season through December 30. (more...)

BWW Review: THE 2018 WORLD CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS OCTOBER 23, 2018 at The Saban Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 10, 2018

Produced and Presented by Cheryl Baxter-Ratliff and Allen Walls, in association with Break The Floor and held at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA, there was an overwhelming turnout within the Dance Community to this event. There were reportedly 1,400 people attending. It was a spectacular evening! The all -inclusive 8th Annual WORLD CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS. Because this is the 8th Annual Awards Ceremony, I feel a change has evolved regarding categories up for Awards. Wider acceptance of all forms of Dance, Interpretive Movement, new forms of technology and genres not considered previously. All-Inclusive is a modern term, but it's great to see that the WCA is embracing and incorporating so many more possibilities that qualify for our consideration. (more...)

BWW Review: Jonathan Leaf Explores The Roots Of Second Wave Feminism With Singular Artistry and Rigor in THE FIGHT
by Victoria Ordin - Nov 10, 2017

The very title of THE FIGHT encourages us to imagine the rivalry between Phyllis Feinberg (Fleur Alys Dobbins) and Doris Marguiles (Judith Hawking)--obviously fictional names for Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan---in pugilistic terms.Deftly directed by Peter Dobbins, artistic director for the Storm Theater Company (which is currently in its twentieth season), Leaf's meticulously researched play explores the ideological and personal conflicts within Second Wave feminism, taking the 1973 meeting of the National Woman's Caucus in Houston as its dramatic focal point. Like his last work, Deconstruction, THE FIGHT is part-mystery and part-intellectual history. Profiled as an 'up and coming playwright' and compared to Saul Bellow in Timeout New York, Leaf's signature is the sustained, careful exposition of concepts and characters through sharp, witty, realistic dialogue. One thinks of George Eliot's line in Daniel Deronda's Book II: 'The moment of finding a fellow-creature is often as full of mingled doubt and exultation as the moment of finding an idea.' Leaf's plays are cerebral yet full of emotion, 'mingl ing ' ideas with with their messy human manifestations in ways Eliot, an irreducibly philosophical novelist, would approve. (more...)

Tanglewood Music Festival Presents Staged Productions Of Leonard Bernstein's ON THE TOWN, TROUBLE IN TAHITI, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

As a major highlight of its summer-long celebration, June 15-September 2, of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein's birth, Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in Lenox, MA, has programmed several fully staged and semi-staged productions of Leonard Bernstein's work written for the stage, featuring several Tony Award-winning Broadway performers, choreographers, and directors. (more...)

Moonshine Booze To Release THE PLACE From Forthcoming DESERT ROAD Album This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Moonshine Booze presents 'The Place', the first single off their debut album 'Desert Road', which will be released via Seahorse Recordingsin mid-March. Combining grit blues rock with alternative country, their music has been described as psychedelic country blues-tinged rock, as well as brazen desert alcoholic acoustic rock.  (more...)

Antiwar Comedy Shorts Concludes Festival Run With 80 Festivals + 11 Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Based in Michigan, but shooting their films in Hollywood,Antiwar Comedy Shorts has produced eight films in the last two years. The first two were submitted to festivals. Among the 11 awards won were Best Comedy, Best Social Commentary, Best Short Film, Best Animated Short, and Best Actor Under 18 (for eight-year-old Kobe Humphries). Writer/director Jonny Lewis did not submit the other six films: 'It's nice to receive awards, but it's not really about any particular film. It's about showing there is a willingness to consider the antiwar point of view, and about using comedy to open people up to serious issues.' (more...)

Craft Recordings Set To Re-Release Long Out Of Print Vinyl, Ted Hawkins' WATCH YOUR STEP
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Craft Recordings celebrates the reissue of Ted Hawkins' 1982 album Watch Your Step. This release marks the first-ever official vinyl reissue of Watch Your Step, available on August 3, 2018 (8/3). From his obscure beginnings in Biloxi, Mississippi, to playing on the streets of Venice, California for small change, to experiencing notoriety in Europe as thousands flocked to his concerts before his untimely death: Ted Hawkins lived what he sang; of that, there is no doubt. His powerful, soulful voice awed listeners as he shared his beautifully troubled world. For the first-time fans can experience Watch Your Step on 180-gram vinyl. (more...)

Vancouver TheatreSports Presents WTF - WHAT THE FUN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

End your week with laughs at WTF - What the Fun!, the newest late, late-night show from Vancouver TheatreSports (VTS), which takes place Fridays and Saturdays at 11:15pm at The Improv Centre on Granville Island. Tickets start at $10.75 and are available online at (This show is rated NC 17 and is therefore not suitable for children under the age of 17.) (more...)

BWW Review: SWEET COUNTRY at Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
by Barry Lenny - Jan 31, 2018

There is strong contrast between the beauty of the landscape and the ugliness of the unfolding story. (more...)

Stephane Deneve To Conduct All-Prokofiev Program With James Ehnes Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

St phane Den ve will conduct the New York Philharmonic in an all-Prokofiev program featuring the Violin Concerto No. 1, with James Ehnes as soloist; selections from Romeo and Juliet; and The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Today, January 25, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Broadwayworld Dance Review: Chase Brock Experience presents The Girl with the Alkaline Eyes, January 13, 2019
by Barnett Serchuk - Jan 15, 2019


BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2: Nora Drops In, Torvald Drops Jaw
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 15, 2019

Nearly a century and a half after Nora Helmer walked out on her husband Torvald and their three children in Henrik Ibsen's 1879 classic A DOLL'S HOUSE, playwright Lucas Hnath proposes a well-thought reply to the speculation of what became of her in A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2. Its 2017 Broadway staging received eight Tony nominations, with Laurie Metcalf taking home the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, and the Huntington Theatre Company's co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre joins a roster of 27 theaters making it the most-produced play in the country during the 2018-2019 season. (more...)

by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 14, 2018

Interested in being liberated from political-correctness, having a bawdy good time surrounded by likeminded adults? If dropping your filter and saying what's on your mind is your cup of tea, you have to see the improv troupe, Nine and Numb and their After Hours show at Dreamhouse Theater. Though they also do a regular family-friendly rendition, I prefer seeing what's really on the minds of the audience as they are the ones that dictate the direction of the show - going as far as supplying The Scenario and keywords that the actors have to turn into a skit. I was happy to see that Dreamhouse Theatre tested an adults-only version of the often standing-room-only improv show. (more...)

Moonshine Booze Present THE PLACE From Forthcoming DESERT ROAD Album
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Moonshine Booze presents 'The Place', the first single off their debut album 'Desert Road', which will be released via Seahorse Recordingsin mid-March. Combining grit blues rock with alternative country, their music has been described as psychedelic country blues-tinged rock, as well as brazen desert alcoholic acoustic rock.  (more...)

Stephane Deneve To Conduct All-Prokofiev Program With James Ehnes, 1/25 27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

St phane Den ve will conduct the New York Philharmonic in an all-Prokofiev program featuring the Violin Concerto No. 1, with James Ehnes as soloist; selections from Romeo and Juliet; and The Love for Three Oranges Suite, Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 26 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, January 27 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of WHAT WOULD YOU DO? on ABC - Today, August 10, 2018
by TV Scoop - Aug 9, 2018

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of WHAT WOULD YOU DO?, airing on ABC on today, August 10, 2018! (more...)

VIDEO: Brandon Victor Dixon Shares What He Learned From JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2018

Brandon Victor Dixon sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to discuss his thoughts about being nominated for an Emmy for his performance in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. (more...)

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