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Maxine Elliott's Theatre

(New York, NY)
109 West 39th Street
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2020
The Stagea??has announced the 2020 winners ofa??The Stagea??Debut Awards, in association witha??Access Entertainment. The awards were presented as a virtual ceremony on Sunday, September 27, filmed at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, in the heart of London's West End.   
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 19, 2019
Mipso, North Carolina's acclaimed indie-Americana quartet, today release the video for their hit single “People Change.” The beautifully animated video illustrates the complicated emotions explored in the song's lyrics – the intimate loss of losing someone, not necessarily from death or from a romantic break, but the equally heartbreaking experience of growing up and growing apart. 
by Stephi Wild - Oct 29, 2018
In American Repertory Theater of WNY's inaugural season, the company found a perfect theatrical space to operate two of the three shows slated in the 2007-08 season. Working out of the TheaterLoft (545 Elmwood Avenue), home to the acclaimed and diverse Ujima Theatre Company, ART/WNY presented two works WHEN YA COMING BACK, RED RYDER, by Mark Medoff, and Tennessee William's THE ROSE TATTOO (which earned the company's first Artie Nomination for Best Ensemble). These two productions brought notoriety to the upstart company and established ART/WNY's reputation for producing thought-provoking, unknown or rarely done works that tell the American story.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2020
The Black British Theatre Awards 2020 championed the artistic excellence and achievements of the black creatives and performers across all aspects of theatre. The program's first television broadcast on Sky Arts highlighted a cross section of some of the 2020 award-winners. 
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 26, 2018
Part contemporary fairy tale/part modern day parable about lost love, missed chances and the cruelty of fate, Brooklyn: The Musical, is given a startlingly good production by Nashville's Street Theatre Company, with strong direction by Bakari King (the much-in-demand peripatetic - and multi-hyphenated - actor/singer/director/choreographer/producer/educator) and the consistently impressive performances by an ensemble of nine actors who bring the show to life with palpable vitality and remarkable commitment.
by Marianka Swain - Oct 25, 2020
Tonight, the Olivier Awards will be announced in a special online broadcast. We'll be updating the list of nominees LIVE throughout the evening.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 21, 2020
At 7:30 PM EST on Sunday, November 1, the Hangar Theatre Company will present a virtual stream of a new play, Dear Hope, by Joy Peskin, directed by Michael Barakiva. The performance is free, with registration required.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2020
Piffaro, Philadelphia's Renaissance Wind Band, has elected to forgo live concerts in the 20/21 season. However, executive director Shannon Cline sees a silver lining to presenting concerts online.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 16, 2019
SHOWTIME has announced the development of a new untitled limited series based on the bestselling book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber, written by Mike Isaac. Brian Koppelman and David Levien (BILLIONS) will executive produce and write the series, as part of their overall deal with SHOWTIME. Isaac will co-executive produce the project. The limited series will be produced by SHOWTIME. The announcement was made today by Gary Levine and Jana Winograde, Presidents of Entertainment, Showtime Networks Inc.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 15, 2018
Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival (EMF) returns for its ninth year, bringing together composers and performers from diverse musical backgrounds for six, one-night-only performances featuring world premieres, new arrangements and the opportunity to hear artists discuss their work. Hailed as 'the alt-classical world's main showcase' (The New York Times) and 'a feather in the cap of the avant-classical scene' (The New Yorker), the festival kicks off on January 7, 2019 and runs through March 21. The only festival that exclusively presents new work resulting from collaborations, the EMF is curated by composer and New Amsterdam Records Co-Director Judd Greenstein with Merkin Hall Director Amy Roberts Frawley.
by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 5, 2019
The Female Eye Film Festival (FeFF) returns for its 17th edition from November 7 to 10, 2019 at Scotiabank Theatre, 259 Richmond St. West. Industry Initiatives take place at the Hyatt Regency Toronto, 370 King Street West, Toronto Ontario Canada.
by Tori Hartshorn - Nov 5, 2018
Last week, North Carolina's acclaimed indie-Americana darlings Mipso released a new single, “Get Out While You Can.” The track is a newly recorded and re-arranged version of “Get Out” from their 2013 debut album Dark Holler Pop. Currently finishing up an expansive North American fall tour, Mipso are preparing for a short run of shows in the band's home region to celebrate the 5thanniversary of Dark Holler Pop.  Mipso & Friends: Dark Holler Pop Revisited hosts five shows in North Carolina and Virginia and features very special guests during the run including 10 String Symphony, Chandler Holt (Chatham County Line), Lula Wiles, and Kate Rhudy. Additionally, Dark Holler Pop is now available for purchase on vinyl in conjunction with the 5th Anniversary Tour. Following the Dark Holler Pop Revisited Tour, Mipso head across the Atlantic for their first European tour, with extensive dates across Scandinavia in November and December. Returning to America in the New Year, Mipso can be seen supporting I'm With Her in February and early March 2019. See the complete list of Mipso's North American tour dates below, with their full schedule of dates and tickets available at
by Zoe Burke - Nov 27, 2018
Now in its third year, the Youth Shakespeare Festival features students from Academy of Technology and the Classics, Capital High, Eldorado Community School, Mandela International School, McCurdy Charter School, New Mexico School for the Arts, Santa Fe High, Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe Prep, and the Upstart Crows of Santa Fe.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 26, 2019
Full casting for Ben Elton's stage adaption of the critically acclaimed BBC TV sitcom Upstart Crow - which opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 7 February 2020 and will see David Mitchell make his West End debut - has been announced.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 16, 2018
Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF's production of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and adapted by Jim Helsinger runs from November 28 - December 30, 2018. Tickets (starting at $30) are available now by phone (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, online at, or in person at the John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 East Rollins Street).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 14, 2018
Providing space, time and support for dance, theater, and performance artists with disabilities. BAX is excited to announce its new DISABLED ARTIST SPACE GRANT PILOT PROGRAM to take place February-June 2019. The grant will offer 100 hours of space to four disabled artists working in performance. Modeled after BAX's long-standing space grants, artists will be provided with an honorarium, travel stipend, and advising. Selected artists will be asked to attend and participate in 3-4 sessions evaluating the pilot, sharing their own work with each other and with BAX's resident artists and staff.  
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2019
Midtown Direct and Triple Birch Media present an exclusive preview reading of NOVEL: An Audio Drama Series, created by Aimee Parrott and William Bienes.
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2019
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE is bringing the 4-time Tony Award winning musical 'Memphis' to Fayetteville May 9-26. Directed by Suzanne Agins, with Music and Lyrics by David Bryan and Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro, this show stopping musical stars Shonica Gooden from Broadway's company of 'Hamilton'. The show is choreographed by Ellenore Scott ('King Kong', 'CATS', 'Head Over Heels') with music direction by Sarah Wussow.
by Tori Hartshorn - May 29, 2019
Mipso, North Carolina's acclaimed indie-Americana quartet, continue a year of extensive touring with their newly announced North American Summer 2019 Tour. Kicking off on Saturday, June 1st  at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Kerrville, TX, Mipso continues on to play over 22 dates throughout the summer, including stops at the Montreal Folk Festival sur le Canal in Montréal, the Green River Festival in Massachusetts, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY and the Green Mountain Bluegrass at Roots Festival in Manchester, VT. Mipso return to their hometown of Raleigh, NC on August 31st to close out the summer season headlining the North Carolina Museum of Art with Buck Meek (of Big Thief) opening. See the complete list of Mipso's summer tour dates below. Tickets are available at
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 24, 2021
Gordon-Levitt will next appear in the half-hour comedy-drama series Mr. Corman, which he also created and directs. He first became well-known to TV audiences for his role on 3rd Rock From the Sun. 
by Stephi Wild - May 15, 2019
Theatre Raleigh presents the next show in its 2019 Summer Series, Junk by Ayad Akhtar. Inspired by the real junk bond kings of the 1980's, this riveting show offers an inside look at how money became the only thing that mattered.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2020
The 2020 Oliver Award nominations have been announced!
by Alan Henry - Mar 28, 2019
Stage Right Theatrics is a company promoting conservative-themed plays and the artists who create them. In a new feature from Vice News, the company - based in Columbus, OH, is profiled. Check out the video below.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 25, 2019
Experience comedy in full color with Flexx: A Whole-Ass Live Show at Caveat. Helmed by a vibrant cast of Brooklyn's most diverse comedians, the Most Urban Website in the World is bringing its sharp satire to the stage.
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Mar 21, 2019
As befitting of its metropolitan status, Jakarta is full of people of all callings -- including theatre enthusiasts. There are hundreds of theatre companies, communities, majors, and school or university clubs combined residing in the Greater Jakarta area. Yet it's still rare to see a gathering event for these thespian groups to meet each other and geek out about theatre life. On the evening of Saturday, March 16th 2019, at the creative hub Paviliun 28 one such joyous occassion was hosted by the upstart workshop venture DANADA.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
'All the world's a stage' in Shakespeare's enduring and endearing tale of family, friendship, humor and melancholy. The court is in turmoil. The old duke and followers take refuge in the enchanting Forest of Arden to 'fleet the time away carelessly, as they did in the golden world.' When the duke's daughter Rosalind leads a new group of exiles into the woods, each will see their identity tested by the tranquil chaos of nature. AS YOU LIKE IT is a powerful journey of personal discovery, identity and exigency. AS YOU LIKE IT performs at The Dairy Arts Center 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, Colorado. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 303.444.7328.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
'All the world's a stage' in Shakespeare's enduring and endearing tale of family, friendship, humor and melancholy. The court is in turmoil. The old duke and followers take refuge in the enchanting Forest of Arden to 'fleet the time away carelessly, as they did in the golden world.' When the duke's daughter Rosalind leads a new group of exiles into the woods, each will see their identity tested by the tranquil chaos of nature. AS YOU LIKE IT is a powerful journey of personal discovery, identity and exigency. AS YOU LIKE IT performs at The Dairy Arts Center 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, Colorado. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 303.444.7328.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2020
The 12 songs on lovelosslove explore the ways of experiencing loss and love, two feelings that are so tightly intertwined that they sometimes feel seamless, like a continuous thread. Loss is another color of love, which is why it hurts so much.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021
One of Silicon Valley's flagship arts organizations, Opera San José, unveils its 2021-22 season, featuring new productions, company premieres, artist debuts, and cultural collaborations, in four vivid productions – including one with Broadway roots, a company first. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 29, 2020
A director's debut, a cast disrupted by the pandemic, Zoom rehearsals to keep the play alive, a change of venue, the need to completely reblock and redesign the play, delays as they waited for restrictions to allow performance...
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 18, 2020
Tomorrow, June 19th, Iris Lune's debut album lovelosslove will be released exclusively via Bandcamp. In solidarity with the movement and Bandcamp's initiative, the band will be donating 100% of the proceeds from tomorrow's digital sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. The album will be available on all DSPs on June 26th, and until then, Iris Lune will be donating proceeds from the album (100% of digital sales) and merch (50% of sales) to the following organizations:
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2020
Join Upstart Crows of Santa Fe for a socially-distanced, small-audience, outdoor production of Shakespeare's tragedy, Macbeth, performed by 14 masked actors ages 11 - 19 under the direction of Liam Mitchell at UU Santa Fe's beautiful courtyard in Santa Fe.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 9, 2020
HBO Sports and Bill Simmons' Ringer Films have partnered with Triple Threat TV to debut the documentary film WOMEN OF TROY, an illuminating tale of the historic and transcendent USC women's basketball team of the 1980s, it was announced today by Peter Nelson, executive vice president, HBO Sports.
by Zoe Burke - Jan 31, 2019
The Adobe Rose Theatre (ART) and the International Shakespeare Center Santa Fe (ISC) are pleased to announce that the ISC will be taking over the operations of the Adobe Rose Theatre at 1213B Parkway Drive, Santa Fe, NM. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2019
'All the world's a stage' in Shakespeare's enduring and endearing tale of family, friendship, humor and melancholy. The court is in turmoil. The old duke and followers take refuge in the enchanting Forest of Arden to 'fleet the time away carelessly, as they did in the golden world.' When the duke's daughter Rosalind leads a new group of exiles into the woods, each will see their identity tested by the tranquil chaos of nature. AS YOU LIKE IT is a powerful journey of personal discovery, identity and exigency. AS YOU LIKE IT performs at The Dairy Arts Center 2590 Walnut St, Boulder, Colorado. Tickets are on sale now at or by calling 303.444.7328.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 15, 2019
North Carolina's acclaimed indie-Americana darlings Mipso head back on the road this winter for an extensive tour. Kicking off on January 31st in Palmer, Alaska, Mipso visit over 25 cities across the country - from Anchorage, AK to Austin, TX - before wrapping up in Birmingham, AL on March 31st. Joining Mipso on tour for select dates this winter are The Brother Brothers (East Coast) and River Whyless (Texas, Louisiana, Alabama). Additionally, Mipso join as special guest support for I'm With Her on their Southeast and Midwest dates. See the complete list of Mipso's winter tour dates below. Tickets available at
by Julie Musbach - Feb 8, 2019
Blockchain Theater Project (BTP), founded by Sofia Alvarez and Nicola Korzenko, is a new theater company that empowers artists to produce the work they create, funded in part by cryptocurrency donations. Like Bitcoin and other blockchains, BTP eliminates the institutional gatekeeper, creating a peer-to-peer model of support where the next play to be produced will be nominated by the playwright of the current production. Alvarez's NYLON will start this chain.
by Cindy Marcolina - Feb 17, 2020
Born out of the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death in 2016, Ben Elton's sit-com Upstart Crow went on to have three series and multiple Christmas specials. It follows William Shakespeare, who's by now rather well-known in London, as he attempts to write his notorious body of work pinching ideas here and there and taking credit for quotes that aren't his, scribbling away whenever his nearest and dearest say something clever for future use.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 8, 2020
This Christmas, Greenwich Theatre reopens with Russ Tunney’s thrilling festive adaptation of Joan Aiken's classic children's novel, The Wolves of Willoughby Chase. This fun-filled socially distanced adventure is accompanied by an online and interactive experience, Sir Willoughby’s Challenge, for those unable to attend the live performance.
by Zoe Burke - Dec 4, 2018
The Adobe Rose Theatre, a 501(c)3 non profit corporation in Santa Fe, has announced a grass roots fundraising campaign to achieve its mandate and to keep the lamps burning and the doors open to the community.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2020
Today Seattle Shakespeare Company announced that due to the ongoing public health crisis, it will cancel all its live productions planned for the theatre’s 30th Anniversary season.  The canceled productions of Volpone and Much Ado About Nothing join the previously announced cancelations of Richard II and Long Day’s Journey into Night.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2020
The Stage has today announced the award-winning & Juliet actress Miriam-Teak Lee will host this year's The Stage Debut Awards, in association with Access Entertainment.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2020
Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits), Robbie Williams (Take That), David Mitchell (Peep Show), Aimee Lou Wood (Netflix's Sex Education) and the stars of West End musical Dear Evan Hansen are among the nominees for The Stage Debut Awards 2020, in association with Access Entertainment. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 23, 2019
Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) Incoming Artistic Director Nataki Garrett and Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the Festival's 2020 playbill today. The season celebrates OSF's ongoing commitment to the work of Shakespeare, imaginative adaptations of beloved classics and illuminating new plays in a Jubilee year that includes two world-premiere American Revolutions commissions for only the second time in the Festival's history.
by Zoe Burke - Apr 18, 2019
A chaotic evening during the summer of 2018 led to the Upstart Crows' upcoming departure from their traditional Shakespearean programming - the youth acting troupe had just embarked upon a much anticipated trip to the Stratford Festival in Canada, and as it often does, Murphy's Law applied to their travels. They only barely got to their seats as the lights went down for the first production they were to see - Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband - but despite the craziness that preceded the performance, the young actors were enamored with Wilde's wit, and as they left the performance at the end of the evening, a plan to perform some Wilde of their own was quickly formed.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2019
Under The Streetlamp - the critically acclaimed musical group that's returning to Nashville this weekend for a trio of performances with The Nashville Symphony - was formed when four friends, who had appeared together in the Chicago production of the Tony Award-winning musical Jersey Boys, decided they should continue their collaboration after the show was shuttered.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 18, 2019
The Peabody Board of Jurors revealed today nine Entertainment winners and a Children's winner for programs released in 2018. The honorees include a children's superhero saga focused on empathy; darkly comic immersions into the male and female killer mind; welcomed reformulations and expansions of standup comedy and political entertainment shows; and expansive creativity in a show that might best be described as Afro-surrealism meets Parliament Funkadelic.
by Roger Catlin - Apr 17, 2019
It would have been interesting to hear the 1953 conversation between author Richard Wright and the upstart man of letters James Baldwin at the ex-pat literary nexus of Les Deux Magots in Paris.