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by Jade Kops - Jan 3, 2021
Director Shaun Rennie revisits his connection with Jonathan Larson’s iconic rock musical to present a fresh interpretation of RENT for the show’s 25th anniversary. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020
The cast of RENT on Smule has worked for the last six months to film, direct and star in a virtual rendition of the Broadway musical, Rent. The full production will see its first audience on Thursday, December 24th at 9PM EST on RENT on Smule's official Facebook channel.
by Roy Berko - Nov 22, 2020
In 2012, when Baldwin Wallace's number one nationally ranked musical theater program, in conjunction with Beck Center for the Arts, produced SPRING AWAKENING, my capsule judgement read: 'SPRING AWAKENING is an emotionally stirring, relevant, and well-staged production.'
by Kathleen Anwar - Nov 20, 2020
The story of Erma Bombeck: At Wit’s End is a biographical, one-woman show about the life of this accomplished and beloved mother, writer, and activist. Though our modern housewives and stay at home moms may look different today- their struggles, dreams, and unspoken frustration remain largely the same- making many parts of Bombeck’s story inspiring and relatable.
by Shari Barrett - Sep 6, 2020
Part history, part mystery and part ghost story, Bayezaa??s lyrical integration of past, present, fact and legend turns Emmetta??s story into a soaring work of music, poetic language and riveting theatricality, transformed into an online format that breaks the notion of what a virtual performance can be. With the actors seen as cut-outs inserted into backdrops to fit each scene, characters move about each other in cars, on a living room couch, or while riding on a Ferris Wheel as if they really are in the scene together at the same time.
by Rosanna Liuski - Aug 14, 2020
I went to see the Gypsy camp goes to Heaven at Vuohensaari's Summer theatre. First I have to say that the promo pictures by Mikko Pääkkönen are really good and present the atmosphere of the show quite well. I love the hues and some what dreamy atmosphere they have.
by Paula Kiger - Jul 29, 2020
Is a broken story still a story? As brothers Roy and Ray talk at the back of Angela??s Bar after midnight in Maynard, Texas, Roy regales Ray with yet another round of a tale he has told before. Where will their story take them by the end of the night?
by Paula Kiger - Jun 23, 2020
A pandemic may be an odd time to debut a play, but that's what The Perkins Players did. Their first play -- a comedy partially about the tensions that arise when two very different people live in close proximity to each other -- was performed in front of audience members who had very likely spent a significant part of the past few months being forced to live in close quarters with other humans (except for anyone who lives by themselves). Would that make audience members relate or yearn for an escape about anything except being trapped together in one apartment?
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jun 22, 2020
Inspired by archival remnants of Martha Graham's “Immediate Tragedy,” a solo she created in 1937 in response to the Spanish Civil War, and in collaboration with composer Henry Cowell, the Martha Graham Dance Company, the Los Angeles-based Wild Up music collective, and The Soraya have created an innovative Digital Dance creation, Immediate Tragedy.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Mar 9, 2020
Hideki Noda's powerfully dynamic, physically demanding, utterly engaging and thoroughly entertaining works have been seen across the world's stage and now he returns to one of the most significant homes of the underground theatre movement in NYC -- The Ellen Stewart Theater at La MaMa -- in One Green Bottle, playing from February 29-March 8th. The three-person gender-swapping show puts an absurdist spin on the current self-driven, self-obsessed 'selfie' society. One Green Bottle is unmissable, uproariously hysterical and absolutely delightful with depth that lingers long after the last 'one green bottle should accidentally fall...' as the song goes.
by Shari Barrett - Mar 1, 2020
The Industry is presenting its site-specific world premiere of SWEET LAND at the LA State Historic Park near downtown Los Angeles, with the city's skyline seen prominently during the outdoor production. With Music by Du Yun and Raven Chacon, Libretto by Douglas Kearney and Aja Couchois Duncan, the production directed by Cannupa Hanska Luger and Yuval Sharon, unravels narratives surrounding American identity on the site when a new Arrivals ship runs aground on the shore and they encounter a community of The Hosts, those natives to the land. The story is an important one to be told about the history of invaders who have taken over land where indigenous people live, even in our own backyard, and destroyed not only the land but the people who loved it.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Get your first look at THREE BY TENN: The Gnadiges Fraulein; This Property is Condemned; & A Perfect Analysis Given By a Parrot, directed by Katherine Almquist at Sherman Playhouse, running next month. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
Last night, supporters of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley gathered to hear the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award-winning company and its Board of Trustees announce the launch of its 50th Anniversary Campaign, a $5 million fundraising campaign to ensure the future success of the nationally-acclaimed theatre, including commissions for new plays and musicals. 
by Jade Kops - Feb 16, 2020
Claude-Michel Schönberg (Music), Herbert Kretzmer's (English Lyrics) and Alain Boubil and Jean-Marc Natel (both Original French) world famous LES MISERABLES is given the Packemin Productions Pro/Am big cast treatment at Riverside Theatre Parramatta.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 1, 2020
Popular American film director and producer, television writer and producer, playwright and actor Del Shores is an expert at creating mid-twentieth century lowbrow female characters; the salt of the earth Southern women on the surface who bubble with peppery torment beneath the surface, just waiting to explode. And now in his latest play, THIS SIDE OF CRAZY which Shores also directs at the Zephyr Theatre for its Los Angeles premiere, carries on the same tradition of a strong-willed, highly religious mother who raised her three very different daughters, each of whom has rebelled against family traditions and society's expectations - until they are called upon to reunite in the family home for some higher purpose.
by Rosanna Liuski - Jan 13, 2020
All in all Annie is fairly good musical full of surprises, not to mention its humane approach to life: Magical things can happen to us, but if the little details you've longed for so long don't match, it's more than okay to feel sad, though it might feel wrong in the first hand. In the end, tomorrow's only a day away anyways. I love you, tomorrow... And I love you, Vaskivuori!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Chain Theatre presents world premiere production of Jean Dobie Giebel's CHASING THE RIVER, directed by Ella Jane New. CHASING THE RIVER, which was a finalist for the ATHE Excellence in Playwriting Award and has been optioned for TV, will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement at Chain Theatre (312 W. 36th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10018). Performances begin Friday, February 7 and continue through Saturday, February 29. 
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2019
Take a trip down memory lane with these photos showcasing Bette Midler's illustrious career on the stage and in film!
by Amanda Prahl - Dec 18, 2019
Tyrell, a new concept album, imagines what three supporting characters were up to during the early days of Game of Thrones. The concept is interesting on its own, but the skillful execution by the writer and performers on the album elevate it to something sure to have appeal outside of Thrones die-hards.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 8, 2019
On December 6, The Irish Tenors kicked off their Christmas Tour with a stop at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in New Jersey.