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BWW Review: Enjoying Is Easier Than Understanding THE PRIDE
by Perry Tannenbaum - May 9, 2017

Shame and repression hinder homoerotic love in 1958, but it's easy, nasty love that's the bugbear when we cut to 2008 in Alexi Kaye Campbell's THE PRIDE. (more...)

BWW Review: Chromolume Theatre Revives an Intriguing HELLO AGAIN
by Don Grigware - May 8, 2017

With this concise Wikipedia description in mind let's say that Michael John LaChuisa has taken liberties in composing his musical version of La Ronde called Hello Again. The musical first premiered off-Broadway in 1993. Liberties taken primarily are placing 10 scenes and characters in different time periods of the 20th century in a non-chronological order...and utilizing simulated raw sex in many of the scenes. When the whore (a very enticing Michelle Holmes) gets her hooks into the soldier (Cesar Cipriano), it is 1900. In the next scene the soldier comes onto the nurse in 1940. Mores changed with the times and sexual practices diversified, particularly in the 60s and 70s with Woodstock an open haven for hippies and rampant sex, and then later homosexuals coming out of the closet. Within these varying time periods, LaChuisa introduces a variety of musical styles that somehow manage to tie the stories together, making them more colorful and exciting. Now in a rare revival at Chromolume Theatre, Hello Again is receiving a fine production with even direction by Richard Van Slyke and a fantastic cast of 10 actors. (more...)

NOISES OFF at Everyman Theatre - You Will Laugh Until It Hurts!!
by Charles Shubow - May 30, 2017

It truly is one of the funniest plays I've ever seen. (more...)

Theatre by the Lake Announces Two-Company Ensemble for Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Artistic Director Conrad Lynch today announces the ensemble for the Theatre by the Lake's Summer Season - the first time the theatre has featured two-companies. They will perform over 5 productions in rep - After the Dance, As You Like It, Miss Julie, Handbagged and Remarkable Invisible - in both the theatre's spaces. (more...)

BWW Review: ME AND MY GIRL at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - May 28, 2017

A 'ME AND MY GIRL' Not To Be Missed It is infrequent for the theatre god of comedy to shine bright enough to induce glee, but that is what occurred on opening night of the Shaw Festival's utterly charming production of ME AND MY GIRL. An alchemy of sorts has melded a super talented cast with the thoughtfully insightful director. The Shaw Festival has not always had a strong track record of completely successful musicals, but under new Artistic Director Tim Carroll's leadership, it seems as if the tide has turned. Of course, the selection of a musical with British heritage ( a rarity of sorts), fits in perfectly with the Shaw Festival's mandate. (more...)

TheatreSquared to Offer Fresh take on a French Farce with THE DINGDONG
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

A fresh adaptation of a classic French farce - with a script developed in Northwest Arkansas before its Off-Broadway premiere last spring - begins a monthlong, madcap production at TheatreSquared next week. (more...)

BWW Interview: Runki Goswami on regional Indian music
by Zofeen Maqsood - May 19, 2017

Runki Goswami is amongst the rare generation of new musicians in India who are striving to revive and popularize regional and folk music (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Emily Townley
by Elliot Lanes - May 18, 2017

Today's subject Emily Townley is currently living her theatre life over at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company where she is preparing to begin performances of Taylor Mac's play Hir. The production plays from May 22nd through June 18th. (more...)

Revival of CRIMES OF THE HEART Directed by Luke Yankee Comes to ICT
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Meg just left a man. Lenny never had a man. Babe just shot a man. Luke Yankee directs a revival of Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning comic drama by Beth Henley, for a June 9 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on June 7 and June 8. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 3/05/2017
by BWW - Mar 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/05/2017 for St. Paul (more...)

Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY to Open Raven Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Raven Theatre Company, which will turn 35 years old in March of 2018, announced today that its upcoming 2017-18 season will give Chicago audiences their first looks at plays by three of America's most acclaimed young playwrights. (more...)

The New York Choral Society Presents ST. LUKE PASSION, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The New York Choral Society (NYCHORAL) under the direction of its Music Director David Hayes will give the New York Premiere of celebrated Scottish composer James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion. NYCHORAL will be joined by organist Jason Roberts as well as the remarkable Brooklyn Youth Chorus under Artistic Director Dianne Berkun Menaker. James MacMillan's St. Luke Passion, written in 2013, is the second of four planned works, each based on one of the Gospels which aim to approach the differing passion accounts from contrasting stylistic per-spectives. The concert will take place on Saturday evening, April 8, 2017, 8 pm  at the landmark St. Bartholomew's Church, at 51st Street and Park Avenue. The program follows: (more...)

BWW Review: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett - Mar 17, 2017

Flawless production makes Drowsy Chaperone a must-see hit (more...)

New Conservatory Theatre Center presents SORDID LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

In May, Sordid Lives by Del Shores makes its San Francisco debut as New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the play that spawned the huge cult comedy phenomenon. Three generations of a dysfunctional small-town Texas family gather after their elderly matriarch dies during a Tryst in a seedy motel room with her much younger, much married neighbor. Fireworks are set off and bizarre truths exposed as the town prepares for what could be an embarrassing funeral. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for St. Paul (more...)

Photo Flash: 2nd Story Theatre Presents SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

In Willy Russel's captivating one-woman tour de force, an unfulfilled housewife fixes dinner while ruminating on her husband, her children, her life and, most importantly, her upcoming unannounced Greek holiday-a trip that leads to a life-changing romantic Tryst and a mid-life fork in the road. (more...)

Photo Flash: CRIMES OF THE HEART Opens Tonight at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Meg just left a man. Lenny never had a man. Babe just shot a man. Luke Yankee directs a revival of Crimes of the Heart, the Pulitzer Prize and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning comic drama by Beth Henley, for a June 9 opening at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on June 7 and June 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre by the Lake's MISS JULIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Theatre by the Lake's Summer Season continues with MISS JULIE by August Strindberg in a new adaptation by Howard Brenton, featuring Charlotte Hamblin (Miss Julie), James Sheldon (Jean) and Izabella Urbanowicz (Christine). The production runs now through 3 November, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Dancer Geeta Chandran Presents Arangetram of Disciple RHEA MAHAJAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Rhea has been learning the classical dance form of Bharatanatyam as a disciple of (Padamshri) Guru Geeta Chandran, for the past 12 years. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Chester Theatre Company (CTC) is proud to present Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe's Every Brilliant Thing in the historic Chester Town Hall, 15 Middlefield Road in Chester, MA, from August 2 - 13, 2017. The production is directed by CTC Producing Artistic Director Daniel Elihu Kramer.  (more...)

Musical Comedy ALIENS COMING to Beam Back to the PIT After Sold-Out Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Musical comedy Aliens Coming returns to New York City's The People's Improv Theater following a previously sold out run in March, and is better than ever. (more...)

Tom Lenk to Star in TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents as part of its 'Summer of Celebration', TILDA SWINTON ANSWERS AN AD ON CRAIGSLIST by Byron Lane, directed by Tom DeTrinis. (more...)

BWW Review: A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM is a Funny Thing
by Christine Swerczek - Jul 15, 2017

With so much theater happening in Omaha, it's difficult to garner a sold out crowd on a weekend night. But for those who want a mindless jaunt to the Roman Forum, this is your trip. It's quaint. It's charming. (It's filled with Ebkes.) And it's a funny thing. (more...)

BEST OF PICK OF THE VINE to Showcase Best Short Plays from 15 Seasons at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

In commemoration of its 15th anniversary, Little Fish Theatre will present Best of Pick of the Vine as the crown jewel in its already sparkling 2017 season. (more...)

Scoop: SWITCHED AT BIRTH on FREEFORM - Today, January 31, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Get all the scoop on SWITCHED AT BIRTH, airing on FREEFORM today, January 31, 2017! (more...)

LEGENDALE, SEX WITH STRANGERS and More Set for The Human Race's 2017-18 Loft Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Human Race Theatre Company has introduced the lineup for its 2017-2018 Eichelberger Loft Season - a five-show collection of works that are sure to entertain as the organization begins its third decade of producing high-caliber professional theatre for Miami Valley audiences. The season, featuring one new musical and four plays, begins September 7, 2017. (more...)

Percussionist Colin Currie Makes Debut At Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

A sleeping princess, a beloved symphony and a modern rhythmic masterpiece await at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BNY Mellon Grand Classics weekend on February 10 and 12 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

Creative Loafing Announces Competitors, Cocktails for HighBall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Who makes the best cocktail in Tampa Bay? Creative Loafing (CL) is letting locals decide at the very first craft cocktail competition hosted by CL, HighBall 2017, today, January 26th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Kozuba & Sons Distillery (1960 5th Ave. S. in St. Pete). (more...)

Creative Loafing Announces Competitors, Cocktails for HighBall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Who makes the best cocktail in Tampa Bay? Creative Loafing (CL) is letting locals decide at the very first craft cocktail competition hosted by CL, HighBall 2017, on Thursday, January 26th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Kozuba & Sons Distillery (1960 5th Ave. S. in St. Pete). (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELOR on ABC - Monday, January 16, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 16, 2017! (more...)

Short Play Festival PICK OF THE VINE to Open This Winter at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Little Fish Theatre is proud to present Pick of the Vine as the first production of its all-new 2017 season.  (more...)

Creative Loafing To Host First Cocktail Competition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Who makes the best cocktail in Tampa Bay? Creative Loafing (CL) is letting locals decide at the very first craft cocktail competition hosted by CL, HighBall 2017, on Thursday, January 26th, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Kozuba & Sons Distillery (1960 5th Ave. S. in St. Pete). (more...)

Scoop: THE BACHELOR on ABC - Monday, January 16, 2017
by - Jan 10, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE BACHELOR, airing on ABC on Monday, January 16, 2017! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

NEIL SIMON'S LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR Opens 3/3 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

 Laughter on the 23rd Floor marks the second production of Little Fish Theatre's exciting 2017 Season. Written by Emmy, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize-winner Neil Simon, this show is a perfect combination of material and talent, and will have audiences rolling in the aisles.  Directed by Holly Baker-Kreiswirth, Laughter opens on March 3 and runs for 5 fun-filled weeks. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

BWW Review: THE GIRLS, Phoenix Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Feb 22, 2017

Tim Firth can't keep away from the Calendar Girls. Following the 2003 film and 2008 play, he's back again adapting the real-life story of Yorkshire WI heroines stripping off for a charity calendar after one of their number loses her husband to cancer - this time in a musical adaptation with Gary Barlow. (more...)

Northern Stage Resurrects Mad Men Era with Neil Simon's Classic Comedy LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Last of the Red Hot Lovers, written by Neil Simon, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, February 15 - March 5. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults.  (more...)

BWW Review: East West's FREE OUTGOING Effectively Posits A Subject Matter No Parent Ever Wants to Face
by Gil Kaan - Feb 16, 2017

East West Players' new Artistic Director Snehal Desai ambitiously tackles the US premiere of playwright Anupama Chandrasekhar's FREE OUTGOING as his directorial debut. FREE OUTGOING centers on a single mother and her two teenagers living in a very conservative Chennai, India. Strong performances from the talented cast of five vividly illustrate the consequences of a video of the 15-year-old daughter engaged in a sex act going viral. (more...)

Northern Stage Resurrects Mad Men Era with Neil Simon's Classic Comedy LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Last of the Red Hot Lovers, written by Neil Simon, runs live on stage at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction, VT, February 15 - March 5. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for students and $30 for adults.  (more...)

Fantasia Comes to 59E59 Theaters as SMALL WORLD Imagines a Meeting Between Walt Disney and Stravinsky
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to host the New York City premiere of SMALL WORLD, written by Frederick Stroppel and directed by Joe Brancato. Produced by Penguin Rep, SMALL WORLD begins performances on Wednesday, September 13 for a limited engagement through Saturday, October 7.  Press opening is Sunday, September 17 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM & 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Creates Magic in Opening Night MADAME BUTTERFLY
by Erica Miner - Aug 6, 2017

A number of key company debuts marked Seattle Opera's 2017-18 season opening (more...)

Dancer Geeta Chandran Presents Arangetram of Disciple RHEA MAHAJAN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Arangetram is an important occasion in the career of any Bharatanatyam dancer. After several years -- decades even -- of arduous training, when the Guru is confident that the disciple can sustain a solo performance, the Arangetram is announced. (more...)

DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER Coming up at Pocket Sandwich Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

Opening on August 25 at Pocket Sandwich Theatre is the highly acclaimed, smash hit comedy 'DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER,' written by Marc Camoletti and directed by Kim Titus. (more...)

Photo Flash: MORE at the Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Laura Wells (Sarah Elizabeth Grace), an actress and recovering alcoholic, has been living responsibly with her stable college sweetheart Gabe (Heinley Gaspard). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MORE as Part of Secret Theatre's UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A grounded, witty psychodrama about addiction, More is in the midst of a successful run at The Secret Theatre, as part of its UNFringed Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

Wetumpka Depot Players present LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The Wetumpka Depot Players are ushering in warmer days with Neil Simon's classic comedy, Last of the Red Hot Lovers.  Opening April 27, the play invites audiences to the "groovy" and "out of sight" days of the swinging sixties! (more...)

BWW Interview: Sanchita Abrol on KATHAK as a Dance Form
by Zofeen Maqsood - Apr 18, 2017

Counted amongst the ten most important and popular dance forms from India, Kathak is said to be originated from the traveling bards of ancient India (more...)

St. Pete Earth Day Celebration Coming to Historic Williams Park
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

On Saturday, April 22nd, and Sunday, April 23rd, 2017, St. Pete-based environmental nonprofit Chart 411 and the City of St. Petersburg are coming together for a St. Pete Earth Day Celebration featuring Creative Loafing in Historic Williams Park (350 2nd Ave. N. in St. Pete). (more...)

Jean Kerr's LUNCH HOUR Gets Script-in-Hand Reading at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of the romantic comedy "Lunch Hour" by Jean Kerr, on Monday, April 24, at 7 p.m.  The reading will be directed by Anne Keefe, Playhouse associate artist and curator of the playreading series. Tickets are $20 each.  (more...)

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