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by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2018
The Little Dancer, a new holiday family musical written by Commonwealth Youthchoirs (CY)'s Founder and Artistic Director Steven Fisher, had its world premiere on December 1st at Theatre 71, off Broadway. Helmed by Richard Vida,The Little Dancer tells the heart-warming story of how fourteen-year-old Marie Van Goethem, the model for Edgar Degas' one and only sculpture, became the most famous ballerina in the world.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2018
The Gift Theatre is pleased to conclude its 17th season with the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*, playing October 19 -December 9, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018
The Gift Theatre is pleased to conclude its 17th season with the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's* COSMOLOGIES, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton*, playing October 19 - December 9, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Arden Theatre CompanyÂ closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning musical FUN HOME from May 17 - June 17, 2018, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas Stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. Honorary Producers are David and Christina Fryman.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2018
Casting has been announced for the World Premiere of THE BABY DANCE: MIXED, a new adaptation by Emmy Award-winner JANE ANDERSON ("Olive Kitteridge") of her acclaimed 2004 play The Baby Dance. A drama delicately laced with comic overtones, THE BABY DANCE: MIXED is a compelling and urgent play about race, class, and wanting the perfect child. In the story, Regina and Richard, an affluent mixed-race couple in Los Angeles, have everything except a baby. Wanda and Al, an African-American couple living in an overcrowded trailer in modern-day Louisiana, are too poor to keep their soon-to-be-born child. Through an adoption attorney, the two couples broker a deal. However, circumstances arise that affect their decision and the situation spins out of control. The Wall Street Journal described The Baby Dance as "filled with emotional power and nimble humor." The L.A. Times called it "a stunnerâ¦funny as well as perceptive."
by Shari Barrett - Apr 26, 2018
The second play in this year's Block Party is AMERYKA, written and directed by Critical Mass Performance Group Artistic Director Nancy Keystone, which continues through April 29, 2018 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City. Plan to arrive early so you can take advantage reading all the information posted in several areas of the lobby (as well as in the two main theater entrances) about Tadeusz Ko?ciuszko, a Polish freedom fighter who assisted Thomas Jefferson in the formation of our country, as his remarkable life and beliefs are central to the plot of this play.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
The Critical Mass Performance Group production of "Ameryka," which Center Theatre Group is remounting at the Kirk Douglas Theatre as part of the second annualÂ Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre, will openÂ Saturday, April 21 at 8 p.m.Â Written and directed by Critical Mass Performance Group Artistic Director Nancy Keystone in collaboration with the company, "Ameryka" is currently in previews and will closeÂ April 29.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
Keystone Theatrics presents Robert Harling's Steel Magnolias at The Playhouse at Allenberry, April 6-14, 2018. The fifth production in the 2017-18 Mainstage Season, 'Steel Magnolias' is a glimpse into the lives of six Southern women who are 'delicate as magnolias but as tough as steel.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018
NOLA Voice Theatre producersÂ Vatican LokeyÂ * andÂ Edward R. CoxÂ * are thrilled to announce The 2nd Gretna Mainstreet New Music Theatre FestivalÂ March 30th & 31st, 2018Â at the new Gretna Cultural Center for the Arts in Old Gretna, LA. The Festival, which debuted last year, presents three new musicals as staged readings, featuring some of New Orleans best professional and community theatre talents.Â This year, it's the 'Season of Love', with the musical 'Treehouse Players' RAPUNZEL' taking the stage by storm with a Matinee PerformanceÂ March 31st at 2:00 PM!Â
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
The 28th Annual LAÂ Stage AllianceÂ Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement throughout Los Angeles, were presented on Monday, January 29, at the Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown LA.
BWW REVIEW: The Heartbreaking Adaptation Of The True Story of Mabel Normand and Mack Sennett Plays Out In MACK & MABEL
by Jade Kops - Nov 24, 2016
Trevor Ashley returns to Hayes Theatre, this time to direct Jerry Herman (Music) and Michael Stewart's (Book) a moving MACK & MABEL.
by Roy Tan - Jul 21, 2015
Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere atÂ Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winningÂ Michael BallÂ andRebecca LaChance. The production opens tonight, July 21, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015
Mack & Mabel, whichÂ will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere atÂ Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winningÂ Michael BallÂ andÂ Rebecca LaChance.Â Based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends Mack SennettÂ and Mabel Normand, it tells the story of a group of pioneering filmmakers who changed the world surrounded by the great fun of the silent screen: heroes in capes, girls tied to the tracks, glamorous BathingBeauties and the chaos of the Keystone Kops. Check out photos of the cast in action below!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 26, 2015
In the first act of the Menken/Slater/Steinkellner musical comedy, Sister Act, the heroine, Sister Mary Clarence (aka Deloris Van Cartier) tells Mother Superior that song should come from the soul to raise the rafters. Maine State Music Theatre's second season offering does just that with a dazzling production and a cast whose talent is, indeed, cause for celebration!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015
Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the final production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... Mack and Mabel, featuring book by Michael Stewart (Bye, Bye Birdie, 42nd Street) and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly!, Mame) with direction by Michael Weber, music direction by Beckie Menzie and musical staging by Tammy Mader. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 21, 2015
Lyric Music Theater of South Portland presents a rollicking production of Stephen Sondheim's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, enlivened by the excellent performances of its leads, the cheeky choreography of Victoria Perreault, and the fast-paced direction of Mary Meserve and John Blanchette.
BWW Review: A Clevelander's View of the Stratford Theater Festival - A Season of Being Pushed to the Edge
by Roy Berko - Jul 30, 2014
The Stratford Festival of Canada, whose present artistic director is Atoni Cimolino, started on July 13, 1953, when Sir Alec Guiness walked onto a stage located in a large tent and spoke the first lines of what has become the internationally-recognized celebration of theatre. Now housed in five theatres, offering plays and other entertainment from late April to November, Stratford is the largest repertoire theatre in North America. The offerings are not only the writings of Shakespeare, but a variety of classical and contemporary works, including musicals.
Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 6/14 - LES MIZ Plays Heads Up 7 Up, IF/THEN Goes STAR WARS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014
BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our June 14th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012
On Wednesday, December 12th, the North Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed Kowerk, a unique and innovative offering within the shared-space concept, into the PBC business community. Attending the ribbon cutting were Gail McCormack and Jane Pike of the North Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce, Tenchy Salas of the bi-lingual publication Portada Florida, and Greg Bellamy, the Chair of Visage, a company dedicated to helping chief executives improve their effectiveness. Scroll below for photos from the opening.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2012
Thirty students from Beijing Playhouse Academy of Performing Arts performed Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskervilles. They put the show together in just two weeks. The native Chineses students performed in English in front of an audience of more than 100. Scroll down to see photos of the cast getting ready backstage, performing for the crowd and bowing during curtain calls!