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BWW REVIEW: A Heartfelt Expression Of A Contemporary Story Of Connection To Land and Family Plays Out IN WHICH WAY HOMEBWW REVIEW: A Heartfelt Expression Of A Contemporary Story Of Connection To Land and Family Plays Out IN WHICH WAY HOME
by Jade Kops - Jul 28, 2018

Returning to Sydney for an encore season, Katie Beckett's WHICH WAY HOME shares a wonderfully personal celebration of a close family bond filled with comedy and pathos. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: LETTERS TO LINDY Gives An Amazing Insight Into One Of Australia's Most High Profile Cases Through The Archive Of Letters Sent To Lindy Chamberlain.BWW REVIEW: LETTERS TO LINDY Gives An Amazing Insight Into One Of Australia's Most High Profile Cases Through The Archive Of Letters Sent To Lindy Chamberlain.
by Jade Kops - Jul 18, 2018

Alana Valentine blends the detail from the thousands of letters sent to Lindy Chamberlain with a reconstruction and re-imagination of events to deliver an insight into what life was like for one of Australia's most iconic figures following the disappearance of baby Azaria Chamberlain on August 17 1980. (more...)

BWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES Sing All About It at Candlelight Dinner PlayhouseBWW Review: DISNEY'S NEWSIES Sing All About It at Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Jon Bee - Jul 16, 2018

Disney has a history of fantasy. Truly, this is the area in which they find their greatest achievements. Bringing such magic to the stage has long been in their wheelhouse. However, the land of imagination is not limited to fantasy. In Disney's Newsies, the only magic in the air is that which comes from theater, as the patrons of Candlelight Dinner Playhouse's latest production will tell you. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cape Playhouse Presents SYLVIA By A.R. GurneyPhoto Flash: The Cape Playhouse Presents SYLVIA By A.R. Gurney
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Sylvia, the acclaimed comedy by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney. Starring Playhouse favorite Jennifer Cody, Michele Pawk, John Dossett, and Stephen Derosa, and directed by Matt Lenz, Sylvia runs June 26-July 7, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE QUICKENING at Fells Point Corner TheatreBWW Review: THE QUICKENING at Fells Point Corner Theatre
by Tina Collins - Jun 15, 2018

A young woman and her baby are in danger as it becomes increasingly evident they are being haunted. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Off-Broadway Revival Of A.R. Gurney's THE FOURTH WALLPhoto Flash: First Off-Broadway Revival Of A.R. Gurney's THE FOURTH WALL
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Theater Breaking Through Barriers celebrates playwright A.R. Gurney with the first Off-Broadway revival of his comedy The Fourth Wall. Directed by Christopher Burris, performances run through June 23 at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theatre at The A.R.T./New York Theatres.  (more...)

BWW Review: The Alley's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is an intellectual 'Laff Riot'.BWW Review: The Alley's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE is an intellectual 'Laff Riot'.
by Gary Laird - May 22, 2018

What can one say about a 90-minute play in which every other line is a punch line, and the plot really doesn't matter? I guess I'll find out. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: SHORT+SWEET THEATRE Week 7 Offers Nine Stories Of Personal BattlesBWW REVIEW: SHORT+SWEET THEATRE Week 7 Offers Nine Stories Of Personal Battles
by Jade Kops - Mar 19, 2018

BWW Sydney had the opportunity to attend Week 7 of the world's largest 10 minute play festival, SHORT+SWEET THEATRE.  A diverse range of styles and stories come together to vie for a spot in the finals and the accolade of the People's Choice Showcase and Official Judges' winner.  (more...)

Review: Totally Immersive 4PLAY: SEX IN A SERIES Surrounds its Audience in Singles Bar ActionReview: Totally Immersive 4PLAY: SEX IN A SERIES Surrounds its Audience in Singles Bar Action
by Shari Barrett - Feb 21, 2018

As you relax at cocktail tables with drinks in hand, chatting amicably with others seated near you, singer Marian Frizelle, who we later learn is the director's ex, steps onto one of the two platforms in the room to entertain us with a sexy rendition of "It Was Just One of Those Things," which happens to be exactly the type of relationship action we are about to experience around us. The show then begins as actors walk around among the tables as their characters meet and get to know each other, often speaking directly to audience members who are more than welcome to answer back or give an opinion on how their hook-up chances are going. Without The Fourth Wall to separate the actors from the audience, everyone is the room has a chance to be in the show - so be prepared! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Family, Fitting In and Fighting Against A Society That Sees Married White Men As The Pinnacle Is Examined In SINGLE ASIAN FEMALEBWW REVIEW: Family, Fitting In and Fighting Against A Society That Sees Married White Men As The Pinnacle Is Examined In SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE
by Jade Kops - Feb 19, 2018

Michelle Law's SINGLE ASIAN FEMALE finally puts an underrepresented portion of society on the Australian stage with a witty presentation of the challenges faced by the non-white population and women in general.  (more...)

BWW Review: PEOPLE OF COLOR CHRISTMAS Hilariously Examines the White Elephant in the Room All Over Austin, TXBWW Review: PEOPLE OF COLOR CHRISTMAS Hilariously Examines the White Elephant in the Room All Over Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - Dec 24, 2017

With a variety of holiday classics opening all over the greater Austin area this season, PEOPLE OF COLOR CHRISTMAS is a breath of fresh air entangled with a modern festive twist many can relate to. Color Arc Production is tackling the white elephant in the room, with an amalgam of millennials gathering to discuss their colorful lives involving their background, ethnicity and occupations. (more...)

Review: Youth Participants in the Award-Winning Y.E.S. Program Shine in A WINTER'S TALE MusicalReview: Youth Participants in the Award-Winning Y.E.S. Program Shine in A WINTER'S TALE Musical
by Shari Barrett - Dec 23, 2017

Led by Director/Musical Director/Costume Designer Anne Gesling, along with Choreographer Lauren Blair, the Y.E.S. musical production for November/December 2017 was A WINTER'S TALE, and I can tell you these two talented women worked miracles with a cast of 39 young performers already at the triple-threat status. As a former secondary teacher, I can honestly say that I have never seen such a talented group of young performers work together as the members of this group do, with not one of them breaking The Fourth Wall or character, all the while keeping their accents authentic with their harmonious singing always in tune and dancing perfectly in step and always presented with enthusiastic joy. (more...)

BWW Review: MALGUDI KE GAON SE at Akshara TheatreBWW Review: MALGUDI KE GAON SE at Akshara Theatre
by Richa Das - Dec 22, 2017

Our fascination for R K Narayan and his world of innocence is never ending and it is precisely this nostalgia that brings out the best of 'Malgudi Ke Gaon Se'. Rahul Saini's Malgudi is resplendent with the same old charming characters from a colonial India, fighting and finding easy resolutions for their daily hassles. (more...)

BWW REVIEW:  THE BODYBAG THE PANTO Is A Fabulous Fun Filled Night Of Incredibly Clever Pantomime That Is Definitely Not For ChildrenBWW REVIEW: THE BODYBAG THE PANTO Is A Fabulous Fun Filled Night Of Incredibly Clever Pantomime That Is Definitely Not For Children
by Jade Kops - Dec 9, 2017

Trevor Ashley takes on another iconic personality in his latest collaboration with writer Phil Scott to present THE BODYBAG: THE PANTO. (more...)

BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at GableStageBWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at GableStage
by Roger Martin - Dec 1, 2017

Playwright Mark St. Germain's 'Becoming Dr Ruth' is a tender ode to an unusual woman with an unusual life. (more...)

BWW REVIEW:  Misfit Music Nerds And Misguided Understanding Of Love And Life Come Together In HIGH FIDELITY.BWW REVIEW: Misfit Music Nerds And Misguided Understanding Of Love And Life Come Together In HIGH FIDELITY.
by Jade Kops - Nov 25, 2017

David Lindsay-Abaire (Book), Amanda Green (lyrics) and Tom Kitt's(Music) rock musical HIGH FIDELITY based on Nick Hornby's novel and the movie of the same name takes the audience on a thirtysomething's journey of self discovery as he finally understands that relationships take commitment, loyalty and being completely present in the partnership. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THIS MUCH IS TRUE Shines A Spotlight On The Fabulous Misfits Of One Of Sydney's Last Truly Local PubsBWW REVIEW: THIS MUCH IS TRUE Shines A Spotlight On The Fabulous Misfits Of One Of Sydney's Last Truly Local Pubs
by Jade Kops - Jul 16, 2017

The latest in Red Line Production's "Unspoken" season of stories most people dare not talk about shares the amazing stories of the misfits of Woolloomaloo in the world premiere of Louis Nowra's THIS MUCH IS TRUE. (more...)

Photo Flash: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at the Contemporary Theater CompanyPhoto Flash: ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at the Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Sometimes you just feel like laughing. The Contemporary Theater Company is full of laughter this summer with its production of One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean, playing July 14 - August 12. (more...)

BWW Review: Board a Magic Carpet with the Kiddos for Orlando Shakes' ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMPBWW Review: Board a Magic Carpet with the Kiddos for Orlando Shakes' ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMP
by Libby Champion - Jun 28, 2017

The tale of Aladdin is one most of us know from the Disney telling of the story in the famous animated film of 1992. Growing up, Aladdin was my favorite Disney film, so, when I was given the opportunity to review ALADDIN AND THE MAGIC LAMP at the Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, I jumped at the chance!   I quickly realized however that the show is not based on the version from the film, but instead on the Middle Eastern folktale 'The Arabian Nights' - which, was unexpected but a great surprise! The premise of the story is still the same, there are just a few slight variations (for example, there are two genies instead of one!). So, if you plan on seeing the show be prepared for some things to be a little different than what you remember.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Obsidian Theater and Standing Room Only's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHPhoto Flash: First Look at Obsidian Theater and Standing Room Only's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Obsidian Theatre in association with Standing Room Only Productions brings the cult classic rock musical, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, to Houston audiences now through July 1. Obsidian/SRO takes pride in being a local powerhouse for intimate and engaging theater - and this production will be no different. As an homage to the gritty late-night theater it originated as, HEDWIG will have special midnight showings leading up to Houston Pride Festival. BroadwayWorld has a first look a the show below! (more...)