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Stuart Lightbody to Present Breathtaking New Show UNIQUE WONDERS at Alexander Upstairs Theatre Stuart Lightbody to Present Breathtaking New Show UNIQUE WONDERS at Alexander Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in South Africa

Following a global magical tour, award-winning sleight-of-hand artist Stuart Lightbody returns home to Cape Town this winter to present his breath-taking new show, Unique Wonders, at the Alexander Upstairs Theatre, from Monday 31 July to Today 19 August 2017. (more...)
Both Yusuf Cat Stevens Cape Town Concerts Sell Out Both Yusuf Cat Stevens Cape Town Concerts Sell Out
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in South Africa

The popularity and support of the legendary singer/songwriter Yusuf /Cat Stevens amongst local fans and the enormous demand for tickets has led to both dates of the Cape Town leg of the Yusuf / Cat Stevens three-city SA concert tour at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden's selling out in quick succession. (more...)
Jazzart Dance Theatre Presents THROUGH THE EYES OF THE MASSES Jazzart Dance Theatre Presents THROUGH THE EYES OF THE MASSES
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in South Africa

This Heritage month, Jazzart Dance Theatre presents their professional production "Through the eyes of the masses".  (more...)
Chris Forrest and Pete Goffe-Wood Cook Up Something Naughty for Mzansi Chris Forrest and Pete Goffe-Wood Cook Up Something Naughty for Mzansi
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in South Africa

For the first time in Johannesburg, comic genius, Chris Forrest, and celebrity chef, Pete Goffe-Wood, scrumptiously blend comedy and cooking together into the 'Top Gear' of cooking shows.  (more...)
The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG 'Home' to Joburg The Fugard Theatre Brings Acclaimed Production of Iconic Musical KING KONG 'Home' to Joburg
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in South Africa

Over half a century since the world premiere of the original production of KING KONG - THE MUSICAL, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre bring this legendary and iconic musical 'home' to Johannesburg. (more...)
Vadhini Indian Arts Academy Presents SUNDARI: THE BEAUTY OF DANCE Vadhini Indian Arts Academy Presents SUNDARI: THE BEAUTY OF DANCE
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in South Africa

On the 30 August 2017, Cape Town's prestigious Artscape theatre will host the Vadhini Indian Arts Academy for their newest dance production titled Sundari - The Beauty of Dance.  (more...)
Extra Yusuf / Cat Stevens Johannesburg Concert Announced Extra Yusuf / Cat Stevens Johannesburg Concert Announced
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in South Africa

Owing to public demand and the almost sold out first concert of the SA Tour at the Ticketpro Dome, TEG DAINTY in association with Showtime Management and Moonshadow Aus Pty, today announced an extra Johannesburg concert at the Ticketpro Dome commencing at 8pm on Thursday, 09 November 2017.  (more...)
Photo Flash: FIELA SE KIND Besoek die Atterburyteater Photo Flash: FIELA SE KIND Besoek die Atterburyteater
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in South Africa

God vergewe ons baie, maar God vergewe ons nie die kwaad wat ons ´n kind aandoen nie. Die bruin vrou Fiela Komoetie het haar wit vondelingkind Benjamin met liefde en trots grootgemaak, tot die dag nege jaar later dat die sensusmanne hom kom haal het. "Hulle het hom net kom vat … sommer net so!" het Fiela Komoetie gese. (more...)
Photo Coverage: UK Premiere of TOBACCO at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival Photo Coverage: UK Premiere of TOBACCO at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in South Africa

The United Kingdom premiere of Sylvaine Strike's TOBACCO forms part of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival Photo Coverage: Smash South African Hit MIES JULIE Returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in South Africa

The Baxter Theatre Centre's smash hit production of MIES JULIE, which took Edinburgh by storm in 2012, returns to the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival this month following its unprecedented international success. Written and directed by Yael Farber, the production joins an impressive line-up of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions from the  Baxter. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Scotsman Fringe First Winner THE FALL at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival Photo Coverage: Scotsman Fringe First Winner THE FALL at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in South Africa

THE FALL, one of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August, was awarded the Fringe First at this year's Scotsman Awards. (more...)
Hal Prince Hopes to Bring EVITA to Broadway Following 2017-2018 International Tour Hal Prince Hopes to Bring EVITA to Broadway Following 2017-2018 International Tour
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in South Africa

In addition to the previously announced run of EVITA in Australia, the production has also announced plans for an international tour. Director Hal Prince has also confirmed that he aims to bring the show to Broadway following its run abroad.  (more...)
Photo Coverage: The Baxter Theatre's KAROO MOOSE - NO FATHERS at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival Photo Coverage: The Baxter Theatre's KAROO MOOSE - NO FATHERS at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in South Africa

One of three plays by writer-director Lara Foot, KAROO MOOSE - NO FATHERS, forms part of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)
BRYAN MILES: LIVE at Alexander Upstairs BRYAN MILES: LIVE at Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in South Africa

Meet Bryan Miles - a master of the wicked manipulation of the mind and a performer who is trained in the art of thought deception. Bryan has performed across the globe, from London to Los Angeles, for movie stars and celebrities. His ground-breaking primetime SABC TV series, 'One Day with Bryan Miles' has had South Africans across the country questioning what is possible and what is not.   (more...)
Alexander Upstairs Presents SELWYN AND GABRIEL Alexander Upstairs Presents SELWYN AND GABRIEL
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in South Africa

Selwyn & Gabriel is a new comedy-drama by Richard Kaplan, writer of The Finkelsteins are Coming to Dinner. In the dead of night, Selwyn Aaron Bernstein wakes to find the intruder Gabriel in his home. Something terrible has happened. (more...)
Extra Yusuf/Cat Stevens Cape Town Concert Announced Extra Yusuf/Cat Stevens Cape Town Concert Announced
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in South Africa

Concert tickets for the Cape Town leg of the Yusuf / Cat Stevens three-city SA concert tour to be held at Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden on 11 November 2017 sold out within hours of going on general sale earlier this week.  (more...)
Photo Coverage: International Premiere of THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival Photo Coverage: International Premiere of THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in South Africa

The international premiere of Lara Foot's THE INCONVENIENCE OF WINGS, which has played three successful seasons in its country of origin, South Africa, takes place as part of the Baxter Theatre Centre's impressive showcase of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland this August. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Lara Foot's TSHEPANG - THE THIRD TESTAMENT at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival Photo Coverage: Lara Foot's TSHEPANG - THE THIRD TESTAMENT at the Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in South Africa

Writer-director Lara Foot's TSHEPANG: THE THIRD TESTAMENT, a play that rocked South African and shocked the world, forms part of the South African showcase at the 2017 Edinburgh Assembly Fringe Festival in Scotland. The impressive total of six award-winning and cutting-edge productions is presented by the Baxter Theatre Centre. (more...)
Sensational International Ballet Galas for Cape Town and Johannesburg in September Sensational International Ballet Galas for Cape Town and Johannesburg in September
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in South Africa

Outstanding ballet will once again grace South African stages when the much anticipated SAIBC INTERNATIONAL BALLET GALA takes place this September in Cape Town and Johannesburg. (more...)
Artscape to Host First Capetonian Performances of Contemporary South African Classic AT HER FEET in Thirteen Years Artscape to Host First Capetonian Performances of Contemporary South African Classic AT HER FEET in Thirteen Years
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in South Africa

The Artscape Theatre Centre will host the first Capetonian performances of the contemporary South African classic, AT HER FEET as a part of the Artscape's Women's Festival this week. Writer-director Nadia Davids and actor Quanita Adams are delighted to bring this beloved work to a new generation of South Africans for a limited run in celebration of Women's Day.   (more...)
Comedy of Bad Manners ABIGAIL'S PARTY Returns to the Masque Theatre Comedy of Bad Manners ABIGAIL'S PARTY Returns to the Masque Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 06, 2017 in South Africa

Mike Leigh's classic comedy of bad manners, ABIGAIL'S PARTY, is back at the Masque Theatre by popular demand for a limited season. For the duration of the run, the theatre will offer a two-for-one winter ticket special on all bookings. (more...)
HASHTAG LOTTERING to Play Final Season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg HASHTAG LOTTERING to Play Final Season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg
by BWW News Desk on August 06, 2017 in South Africa

Marc Lottering will return to Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre for a final season of his hit-show HASHTAG LOTTERING. The show enjoyed sell-out seasons around the country last year. One of South Africa's top comedians, Lottering is sure to keep audiences in stitches once again with his hysterical views of life in South Africa. (more...)
BWW Review: Remarkable Richards Lands Skilful Comedy in STATE FRACTURE at the Baxter - But Is It Satire? BWW Review: Remarkable Richards Lands Skilful Comedy in STATE FRACTURE at the Baxter - But Is It Satire?
by David Fick on August 06, 2017 in South Africa

South Africa, says the note in the programme of STATE FRACTURE, is 'a country that keeps on giving as far as satirical material is concerned.' What a pity, then, that the humour in STATE FRACTURE never transcends the comic to become satire. (more...)
Badilisha Poetry X-Change on the Road Again in Search of Poets Badilisha Poetry X-Change on the Road Again in Search of Poets
by BWW News Desk on August 05, 2017 in South Africa

This year, Badilisha is pleased to announce a new edition of their poetic journey. The collective is going on the road again, this time with the specific intention of meeting with emerging and seasons poets working in indigenous languages. (more...)
BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Jayne Batzofin, the Artistic Director for Clowns Without Borders South Africa BWW Interview: Five on Friday with Jayne Batzofin, the Artistic Director for Clowns Without Borders South Africa
by David Fick on August 11, 2017 in South Africa

Clowns Without Borders South Africa is celebrating their tenth anniversary with a once-off Comedy Benefit Showcase at the iconic Fugard Studio Theatre this August. BroadwayWorld South Africa chatted with Jayne Batzofin, the artistic director for Clowns Without Borders South Africa, about the importance of clowning in crisis as well as the upcoming benefit. (more...)