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Photo Flash: First Look at CRY IT OUT at Echo Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Echo Theater Company presents a hilarious and deeply moving "comedy with dark edges" that takes an honest look at the absurdities of being home with a baby, the power of female friendship, the dilemma of going back to work and the effect class has on parenthood in America. Lindsay Allbaugh directs the West Coast premiere of Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler for a July 14 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Bay Area Musical's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is Glorious
by Linda Hodges - Jul 11, 2018

Bay Area Musical's production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame came to glorious life on opening night in San Francisco's Victoria Theatre in the heart of the Mission district this past weekend. The show, written by Peter Parnell with music and lyrics by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, is based on Victor Hugo's classic novel as well as the Disney animated film of the same name. This version of 'Hunchback' debuted in 2015 and immediately labored under the heft and ubiquitous branding of the Disney animation, when in fact it is much more of a tragedy in the manner of Les Miserables. As such, The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a searing and evocative tour de force that didn't leave a dry eye in the house on opening night. Playing now through August 5, this professionally mounted production is an absolute must-see. (more...)

Photo Flash: Midsommer Flight Presents TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Midsommer Flight's seventh summer of free Shakespeare performances as an Arts Partner in Chicago Park District parks began on Saturday, July 7 in Lincoln Park with THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA. The company's production of Shakespeare's comedy will play two weekends each in four different Chicago parks - through Sunday August 26. The next venue for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA will be Gross Park, 2708 W. Lawrence Ave., where it will play July 14 and 15 and 21 and 22. See complete schedule in 'Listing Information' section below. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROKEN WINGS Takes Flight for the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Broken Wings, a major new musical, an autobiographical tale of tragic love based on Lebanese-born poet Kahlil Gibran's 1912 masterpiece is to get a West End prermiere. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at THE MAID'S TRAGEDY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Production photos are now available for the new, reimagined production The Maid's Tragedy at Access Theater (380 Broadway). Set in present day Hollywood, this production is presented by Pocket Universe, the company behind last summer's Julius Caesar set in an all girls' high-school. The play celebrates its opening night Friday June 15. (more...)

BWW Review: LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE is an Entity All its Own at The Ford Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jun 14, 2018

Lula Washington, an L. A. native from Watts, along with her husband Erwin Washington and daughter Tamica Washington Miller, have been the incumbent founders, creators, directors and choreographers of the LULA WASHINGTON DANCE THEATRE since 1980. They began with the goal to motivate, educate, inspire, challenge and enrich the lives of young people so they could become successful, productive and competitive citizens. Thirty years later, and now a major dance company all over the world, their appearance here in Los Angeles at The Ford Theatre was an incredible ensemble of dance works choreographed by a variety of talented artists, including Lula and Tamica, and performed by one of the most powerful, strong and exciting company of dancers on the planet. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE MAID'S TRAGEDY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Access Theater presents a new, reimagined production of Beaumont & Fletcher's The Maid's Tragedy. Set in present day Hollywood, this production is presented by Pocket Universe, the company behind last summer's Julius Caesar set in an all girls' high-school. The Off-Broadway production will run from June 13 to June 30, 2018 with opening night set for Friday, June 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: SAN DOMINO Celebrates Opening Night at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Final casting is announced for musical drama San Domino by Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker, based on Mussolini's infamous persecution of homosexuals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actress Gina Gershon Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Acclaimed singer/actress Gina Gershon makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with Wild Women Don't Get the Blues, June 5-16. Gina Gershon has enjoyed a successful and diverse career in entertainment, earning acclaim as a film, television and stage actor, as a singer/songwriter/musician and most recently as an author. Gershon's prolific film career began when she landed her first speaking role with a memorable turn in John Hughes' box office hit Pretty in Pink. Some of her previous roles in film include Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls, the Wachowskis' Bound, Red Heat opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger, Cocktail opposite Tom Cruise, John Sayles's City of Hope, Robert Altman's The Player, the John Woo blockbuster Face/Off opposite John Travolta and Nicolas Cage, and Michael Mann's Oscar-nominated The Insider opposite Al Pacino and Christopher Plummer. Gershon was also in Richard LaGravenese's P.S. I Love You and Taylor Hackford's Love Ranch opposite Helen Mirren. At the Cafe, she'll be joined by an all-star band including Steven Bernstein (trumpet), Eli Brueggemann (piano), Brad Jones (bass), and Jerome Jennings (drums). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ON THE TOWN At The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2018

On The Town opens this evening at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre and runs through June 23rd. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SAN DOMINO at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

San Domino is the story of a group of men sentenced to five years confinement for degeneracy on the island fortress of San Domino, with actor-musicians conjuring up an intimate tragi-comic world of love, loss and the struggle just to survive.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Salute THE ICEMAN COMETH Star Denzel Washington
by Jennifer Broski - May 15, 2018

New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony®and Academy Award-winner Denzel Washington at its 69th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. Washington, currently starring on Broadway in The Iceman Cometh, directed by George C. Wolfe, received New Dramatists' 2018 Distinguished Achievement Award. Tributes to Mr. Washington and performances were presented by three-time Grammy Award-winner Branford Marsalis with bassist Noah Jackson, Tony®Award-winners George C. Wolfe and Stephen McKinley Henderson, Constanza Romero (August Wilson Estate), and Pulitzer Prize finalist and New Dramatists resident playwright Kristoffer Diaz (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity). (more...)

Photo Flash: NOLA Artists Grapple with Gentrification in SEA OF COMMON CATASTROPHE
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Irondale is proud to present the New York premiere of Sea of Common Catastrophe, a surreal multimedia theater work that grapples with complicity in the face of rapid urban change. Designed and directed by Jeff Becker, who leads a team of fellow New Orleans-based artists, Sea of Common Catastrophe follows three long-time residents of a tiny seaside town whose lives are uprooted when a compelling stranger arrives. Inspired by a passage from Gabriel Garc?i?a Ma?rquez's novella Sea of Lost Time-where a town drowns on a Sunday afternoon but persists, submerged, in its daily life, as if the deluge had never occurred-Sea of Common Catastrophe uses spectacular lighting and video, live music, and an innovative two-story set to evoke a changing landscape of upscale living and chic restaurants that suddenly transforms into a magical sunken world. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's 2018 Summer Production of THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

With production now underway for  Midsommer Flight's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA - the company's seventh summer of free Shakespeare performances as an Arts Partner in Chicago Park District parks - the newly announced cast got into costume and into the spirit of bringing Shakespeare to Chicago's great urban outdoors. (more...)

Photo Flash:Nancy and Beth (Featuring Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt) Make Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Nancy And Beth (featuring Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt) make their Cafe Carlyle debut, May 1-5. The self-described punk-showbiz band has been praised by NPR's All Things Considered as 'musical misfits,' and 'as sharp as any revivalist act going today' by The Los Angeles Times. In a review of their self-titled debut release, Rolling Stone noted 'It wouldn't be fair to call it a purely comedy album - it's too seriously musical and carefully curated for it to be that - but Nancy And Beth wisely doesn't try to disguise the comedic gifts of its creators. Instead, it shows the way Mullally and Hunt can be totally in sync to whip up a unique, coherent vision.' At the Cafe, Megan Mullally (vocals, choreography) and Stephanie Hunt (vocals) will be joined by Datri Bean (keyboards, vocals), Joe Berardi (drums), Petra Haden (strings, vocals), Sophia Johnson (guitar, vocals) and Andrew Pressman (bass, vocals). (more...)

Photo Flash: Echo Theater Company Presents WHAT HAPPENED WHEN?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Brooding, compelling, funny and startling. Memories unravel and dark truths are revealed in a haunting ghost story by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Daniel Talbott (Slipping). Chris Fields directs theWest Coast premiere of What Happened When for The Echo Theater Company, opening at Atwater Village Theatre on April 12. Following the production's three-week run through April 26, What Happened When will re-open this summer and again in the fall, each time with a different cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: WHEN PIGS FLY Takes Flight at Actor's Fund Benefit!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Pigs fly! For one-night only. A 2017 planned revival of Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly was brought to life at an Actor's Fund benefit concert Monday night! (more...)

Photo Flash: TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Presents BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley presents the Tony Award-winning musical The Bridges of Madison County, based on the 1992 bestselling novel by Robert James Waller about love both lost and found. Set amidst the cornfields of Iowa in 1965, this passionate musical follows the unexpected affair of a devoted Italian-born housewife and a roving National Geographic photographer set over four sensual, heart-stirring days. Brilliantly adapted by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman ('night Mother, The Secret Garden, The Color Purple) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade), it captured the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical Score. The Bridges of Madison County, directed by TheatreWorks Artistic Director and founder Robert Kelley will be presented April 4 - 29, 2018 (opening night: April 7) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MIRRORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Following acclaimed runs at both the Kings Head Theatre and the Rosemary Branch, Infinite Space Theatre present Siobhan McMillan's one woman show MIRRORS at the Leicester Square Theatre Lounge in March. (more...)