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by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
National Black Theatre (NBT) hosted a special evening of community gathering on Slave Play on Monday as it convened a town hall to discuss the critically acclaimed Broadway phenomenon by playwright Jeremy O. Harris. The intimate event, which included nationally recognized notables, was designed to create an opportunity for New Yorkers who had seen the controversial show to discuss the play and its themes.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Women in Media held their annual event, which was filled with keynote presentations, panel sessions, breakout workshops and networking opportunities. Bonnie Comley, Founder & CEO of BroadwayHD was the moderator for the Panel: Women-led Disruption: Redefining the Media Space. The panelists included: Michelle Fine-Smith, VP, Global Consumer Partnerships, Variety; Amanda Fraga, VP, Fan Insights, Live Nation; and Lina CÃ¡ceres, Digital VP of Artist Development, Commercial & New Business, Latin World Entertainment.
BWW REVIEW: COSI Is A Heartwarming And Hilarious Tribute To Theatre While Being A Timely Reminder That Love Should Be More Important Than Prejudice And Fear
by Jade Kops - Nov 7, 2019
Louis Nowra's semi-autobiographical comedy COSI delights Sydney audiences with its hilarious and heartwarming exploration of combining the creation of theatre with love and community to bring together an unusual group of people.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 6, 2019
I had the privilege of interviewing Robin de Levita, mastermind of the 360 StageAround technology, about coming to Japan and why he felt it was important to create a new live theater experience for the world. The most inspiring thing he told me was that Arts Education deserves support and respect from the government. The impact of theater on our youth is huge! 'When kids come to the theater, their phones are switched off. The lights go down. The performance is life and alive. The impact is huge.' The Japanese cast will take over West Side Story in 3 Seasons, starting from November 6th, 2019 and running through January 13th, 2020. This article gives you all the links, and a youtube video!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Starting November 15th Elm Street Cultural Arts Village enters a world of pure imagination with opening night of Willy Wonka Jr., a sweet treat of a musical that is perfect for the entire family. Mysterious candy manufacturer Willy Wonka stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket. The children must learn to follow Wonka's rules in the factory â or suffer the consequences.Â
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
An intimate and elegant gathering at the Four Seasons Downtown in New York to benefit Literacy Inc. brought together loving energy and giving spirits. The event titled âThe Gift of Literacyâ on October 30 was hosted by singer-songwriter Genesis Jones and UN for Women's Vera Djonovic and was sponsored by HÃ¤stens: Beds, La Prairie Skincare, and Barnes & Noble.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
West End stars Luke Bayer and Millie O'Connell head the cast of Soho Cinders at Charing Cross Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2019
Check out new photos from backstage at Soho Cinders featuring Luke Bayer and Millie O'Connell.
by Roy Berko - Oct 26, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Get a peek inside rehearsal for Soho Cinders featuring Luke Bayer and Millie O'Connell. They are joinedÂ by Lewis Asquith, Christopher Coleman, Ewan Gillies, Tori Hargreaves, Natalie Harman, Michaela Stern, with an ensemble cast featuring Jade Bailey, Thomas Ball, Luke Byrne, Ben Darcy, Laura Fulgenzi, Danny Lane, Savannah Reed, Melissa Rose.
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 11, 2019
Lately John Austin's career seems to have two constants, exploring society's most topical issues and doing so at Arena Stage.
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 11, 2019
A Trivial Comedy for Serious People, by Oscar Wilde, first performed on 14 February 1895 at the St James's Theatre in London. The Play tells the story of Jack and Algernon, two young men who maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations. Through a series of schemes, lies, and hidden identities, the two men find themselves in the Country at Jack's estate, both under assumed names, and both engaged to be Married. Performances are October 11th thru the 13th, 2019 at the Bradley Theater, 2800 Walker Rd, Hilliard, Ohio 43026. For tickets or more information, visit: https://www.bradleytheater.com/
by Joanna Barouch - Sep 26, 2019
Opening Night at the Metropolitan Opera! The very words tingle with palpable electricity and anticipation. Whether you attend in person, or go to the Times Square simulcast, or whether you listen on the radio or on the Met website, you are participating in one of the most thrilling events of the New York City musical year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch FoundationÂ present theÂ 2019 IdeaÂ Awards for Theatre.
Review: Quintessential Clown Bill Irwin ON BECKETT Showcases the Humor and Pathos of the Irish Playwright
by Shari Barrett - Sep 21, 2019
While I find Beckett's plays often too intensely intellectual for my comprehension, this was not the case with Irwin's seemingly effortless way of donning a bowler hat (or 2 or 3), juggling them until the perfect one is atop his head, and then going on to flop around the stage in his baggy pants and oversize shoes as a quintessential clown while explaining his interpretation of passages reflecting a?oethe noise of lifea?? in Beckett's a?oeText for Noting,a?? a?oeWatt,a?? a?oeWaiting for Godot,a?? a?oeEndgame,a?? and a?oeThe Unnamable.a?? It was an extraordinary evening of watching a master of the stage interpret the life and brilliance of a theatre legend.
by Rachel Wong - Sep 13, 2019
Based on the much-loved DreamWorks Animation, the stage adaptation Madagascar the Musical has arrived in Hong Kong!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly opens its 2019/20 Mainstage season with Nambi E. Kelley's powerful and heart-stopping adaptation of Richard Wright's âNative Sonâ. Directed by Colette Robert, and featuring original music by G. Clausen, the production runs from September 11 to 29, 2019.Â
by Benjamin Tomchik - Sep 10, 2019
Doubt: A Parable, a fitting title if ever there was one. Jesus used parables to teach as does Shanley. His message that even though stories like that of Sister Aloysius and Father Flynn did happen, it's up to us to make sure they do not happen again.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Sep 9, 2019
It was fitting that Manipuri dance was chosen to commemorate India Independence Day, because during British colonial rule the dances were ridiculed as savage, immoral and outdated. Fortunately, thanks to India's independence, the help of activists, scholars and performers revitalizing ancient yet timeless traditions, and organizations like Battery Dance Festival, Manipuri dance can continue to thrive not only in India but on the world's stage. Lord Krishna must be pleased!
by Jerri Shafer - Sep 9, 2019
In this hilarious comedy by the author of Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, find themselves so down on their luck that they are performing 'Scenes from Shakespeare' on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, Pennsylvania is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long lost English nephews, they resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. The trouble is, when they get to York, they find out that the relatives aren't nephews, but nieces! Romantic entanglements abound, especially when Leo falls head-over-petticoat in love with the old lady's vivacious niece, Meg, who's engaged to the local minister. Meg knows that there's a wide world out there, but it's not until she meets 'Maxine and Stephanie' that she finally gets a taste of it. Performances run Sept 6th thru Sept 22nd at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org