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Acclaimed Actress Dorothy Ann Gould Stars In Joan Didion's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING Acclaimed Actress Dorothy Ann Gould Stars In Joan Didion's THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in South Africa

???????The Baxter Theatre Centre presents The Market Theatre production of The Year of Magical Thinking, a play by Joan Didion, based on her memoir and starring celebrated South Africa actress Dorothy Ann Gould (more...)
Fugard Theatre Productions KING KONG And WEST SIDE STORY Win Ten Naledi Theatre Awards Fugard Theatre Productions KING KONG And WEST SIDE STORY Win Ten Naledi Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in South Africa

Two productions presented by Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre have scooped an incredible ten Naledi Theatre Awards. The winners were announced at a glittering event last night (Monday 18 June) in Johannesburg. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on June 15, 2018 in South Africa

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
SIGNIFICANT OTHER Now On At The Fugard Theatre – Must End 7 July SIGNIFICANT OTHER Now On At The Fugard Theatre – Must End 7 July
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in South Africa

???????SA premiere of Broadway hit SIGNIFICANT OTHER now on at the Fugard Theatre - must end 7 July (more...)
Audiences in Action With New Art Masterclasses at the National Arts Festival Audiences in Action With New Art Masterclasses at the National Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2018 in South Africa

Beyond the theatre, audiences at the National Arts Festival can also roll up their sleeves and get creative with a new series of art classes that form part of the Visual Art programme for the first time this year. (more...)
It's Guarenteed Laughs And Fun At Artscape's Youth Comedy Fest It's Guarenteed Laughs And Fun At Artscape's Youth Comedy Fest
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in South Africa

]The Artscape Theatre Youth Comedy Festival is set to have audiences laughing their socks off when four of Cape Town's funniest stand-up comedians take to the Artscape Arena stage on 14 - 15 June at 19:30. (more...)
Magnet Theatre Trainees Shine In Durrenmatt's Classic Comic-Tragedy THE VISIT Magnet Theatre Trainees Shine In Durrenmatt's Classic Comic-Tragedy THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2018 in South Africa

Multiple award-winning Magnet Theatre presents Friedrich Durrenmatt's classic comic-tragedy THE VISIT, co-directed by Mark Fleishman and Warona Seane and starring the talented trainees of the fifth Magnet Theatre training programme. (more...)
Applications Are Now Open For The 2019 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival Applications Are Now Open For The 2019 Baxter Zabalaza Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk on June 12, 2018 in South Africa

The Baxter's Zabalaza Theatre Festival is calling for applications from theatre-makers, directors, script writers, community groups and theatre companies to participate in the 2019 Zabalaza Theatre Festival and the deadline for applications is 5pm on 31 July 2018. (more...)
FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE By Terence McNally Comes to Alexander Upstairs FRANKIE AND JOHNNY IN THE CLAIRE DE LUNE By Terence McNally Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on June 11, 2018 in South Africa

The play is set in Frankie's cramped Hell's Kitchen apartment, here Frankie and Johnny have repaired after a satisfactory first date. But after satisfying their mutual desires, they're soon saddled with violently diverging ones. Frankie is ready to withdraw back into her comfortable cocoon of emotional reticence; she wants him out, five minutes ago. Johnny is ready to sing an aria, to dance an endless pas de deux, to buy a tract house. He certainly isn't ready to go home. (more...)
BONOMO Comes to Alexander Upstairs BONOMO Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on June 11, 2018 in South Africa

NYC Singer-Songwriter Bonomo performs songs from his latest album 'Phases' and features selections from his upcoming release! (more...)
DATING, MATING, AND RELATING FOR DUMMIES Comes to Alexander Upstairs DATING, MATING, AND RELATING FOR DUMMIES Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on June 11, 2018 in South Africa

Back by popular demand after sold out performances for ONE night only, From the creators of 'The Woods' and 'Romeo and Juliet, Sort Of' comes 'Dating, Mating and Relating for Dummies'. (more...)
THE PHIL SPECTRUM Comes to Alexander Upstairs THE PHIL SPECTRUM Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on June 11, 2018 in South Africa

The Phil Spectrum is the debut show written and produced by comedian and radio broadcaster Phil de Lange. Directed by Tara Notcutt, The Phil Spectrum cleverly integrates stand-up, music, and radio sketches. The show's content can be described as a blend of irreverent political commentary, ukulele songs, satire and disarming self-deprecation. (more...)
IMPILISO Comes to Alexander Upstairs IMPILISO Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on June 11, 2018 in South Africa

Odwa Bongo recently went through a rough time in his life where he suffered from anxiety which almost led him towards depression. He spent two weeks in his room, feeling miserable and helpless. Luckily for him, music spoke to him. He started writing and listening to music that encouraged him. After he was feeling better he began to familiarise himself with people again. It was at this point that Odwa realised that he was not alone and that other people in his circle were also going through difficult situations. He then decided that in his final recital, for his African Music Diploma in Performance, he wants to heal himself and those around him. (more...)
Extra Performance Of BUDDY Added For June 10 Extra Performance Of BUDDY Added For June 10
by BWW News Desk on June 08, 2018 in South Africa

Lefra Productions' Musical, BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY plays at Emperors Palace until 10 June 2018. Due to high demand for tickets, Lefra Productions and Emperors Palace decided to schedule an extra performance this coming Sunday, 10 June at 11:00. (more...)
Masque Theatre Presents THE PRODUCERS Masque Theatre Presents THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk on June 05, 2018 in South Africa

THE PRODUCERS are coming to the Masque Theatre and has been produced by Constantiaberg Theatre Players. (more...)
Nicky Schrire, Matthijs Van Dijk, and Ariella Caira Come to Alexander Upstairs Nicky Schrire, Matthijs Van Dijk, and Ariella Caira Come to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on June 05, 2018 in South Africa

Violinist Matthijs van Dijk, vocalist Nicky Schrire, and cellist Ariella Caira team up for a performance that celebrates collaboration and reinterpretation. The trio perform and celebrate new music, from pop to classical, as well as revamped and reconstructed versions of songs by Nirvana, The Beatles and Massive Attack. (more...)
GERTRUDE STEIN AND A COMPANION Comes to Alexander Upstairs GERTRUDE STEIN AND A COMPANION Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on June 05, 2018 in South Africa

This evocative and witty play explores the extraordinary relationship between lifelong partners Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas who rejected the conservative values of middle class America in the early nineteen hundreds and found refuge in the bohemian decadence of Paris… and in each other. (more...)
Tefo 'Talking Drum' Clan Comes to Alexander Upstairs Tefo 'Talking Drum' Clan Comes to Alexander Upstairs
by BWW News Desk on June 05, 2018 in South Africa

Expect simultaneous singing, grooves, poetry and more this Sunday from Tefo 'Talking Drum' Mahola and his Clan. This is a new concept of his featuring original compositions and poetry with meaning. His compositional work depicts jazz and its musical influences into a big band performance. (more...)
Jonathan Roxmouth Is Back By Huge Demand With The Musicals In Concert At The Teatro At Montecasino Jonathan Roxmouth Is Back By Huge Demand With The Musicals In Concert At The Teatro At Montecasino
by BWW News Desk on June 04, 2018 in South Africa

JONATHAN ROXMOUTH returns by huge demand to the TEATRO at MONTECASINO with an even bigger Broadway Concert in August 2018! (more...)
10th Ihlombe! Festival To Celebrate Madiba's Legacy 10th Ihlombe! Festival To Celebrate Madiba's Legacy
by BWW News Desk on June 04, 2018 in South Africa

Established in 2009 with a special focus on collaboration and service, Classical Movements' extraordinary Ihlombe! South African Choral Festival features a true diversity of international choirs performing for effusive audiences in every venue imaginable, making for what the Cape Times calls "singing that nourishes the body and soul." Over the past decade, Ihlombe! has featured nearly 90 choirs from some 10 countries throughout the entirety of South Africa. (more...)
OTHELLO: A WOMAN'S STORY Comes to The Drama Factory OTHELLO: A WOMAN'S STORY Comes to The Drama Factory
by BWW News Desk on June 04, 2018 in South Africa

Love, miscommunication, jealously and betrayal. If you are looking for these things in a play you've come to the right production. Othello is one of those plays where Shakespeare perfectly captures the human condition in a story that is still as relevant today as when it was first performed. Although the language seems foreign, the modern take on this classic drama is set in a world we all understand, but with one big twist. Everyone in the cast is female and all the characters are portrayed female. This gives the actresses the chance to explore characters which they never may have been able to portray and the chance to tell a well known story in a brand new way. You won't know what to expect unless you come watch. All and all this is not your usual Shakespeare experience. (more...)
WHEN SWALLOWS CRY Comes to The Drama Factory WHEN SWALLOWS CRY Comes to The Drama Factory
by BWW News Desk on June 04, 2018 in South Africa

Nominated for six Naledi Awards When Swallows Cry interweaves three stories set in Africa, or about African migrants and refugees. One story features a Canadian teacher - initially assumed to be an American - who is captured by a group of bandits in a West African country. He is held for ransom to generate the funds required to develop the region in which he is held. A second story features two Zimbabwean teachers who flee the economic hardships of their country in a boat heading to Fiji where they will not require visas for at least three months. However, the boat ventures into Australian waters and they are held at a detention centre for illegal immigrants, and are threatened with immediate deportation to Zimbabwe. The third story tells of a Somalian who leaves his war-torn country for South Africa, only to experience brutal xenophobic violence that obliges him to seek refuge in America. He obtains a legitimate US visa but is hounded at the port of entry; one of his tormentors is an African America official, a descendant of African slaves, but whose job it is to prevent "undesirables" entering America, and threatening their security. These stories, featuring three actors playing contrasting characters in the three different playlets, are multi-layered and raise numerous themes about contemporary mobility. The stories comment on each other, not necessarily in sequence, but as a whole. (more...)
Triple Tony Award Winner AVENUE Q Playing Winter Season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre Triple Tony Award Winner AVENUE Q Playing Winter Season at Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 03, 2018 in South Africa

In 2004 on Broadway, against all the odds, a little show called AVENUE Q snatched 3 Tony Awards for Best Book, Best Score and Best Musical from a monster hit, WICKED. This year, VR Theatrical and Kosie Smit are proud to be presenting this triple Tony Award winner to Johannesburg audiences. (more...)
Viagogo Sells Fraudulent Tickets For BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Viagogo Sells Fraudulent Tickets For BUDDY – THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk on June 02, 2018 in South Africa

Lefra Productions, the Producers of the very successful musical, BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY which is playing presently at Emperors Palace's Theatre of Marcellus until 10 June just found out that the company, www.viagogo.co.za is selling fraudulent BUDDY tickets to the public. Frans Swart, Managing Director of Lefra Productions said that only Computicket is permitted to sell BUDDY tickets. Groups can also book at Computicket or at Lefra Productions' Offices directly on (011) 815 3000 or to email to admin@lefra.com (more...)
Port Elizabeth-Born Global Superstar Returns Home This Month For Her Only South African  Performance Run For 2018 With Worldwide Hit Show Port Elizabeth-Born Global Superstar Returns Home This Month For Her Only South African Performance Run For 2018 With Worldwide Hit Show
by BWW News Desk on June 01, 2018 in South Africa

Fresh from receiving a well-deserved standing ovation at New York's most respected Apollo Theatre - after a mesmerizing performance of 'I Will Always Love You' on the US hit TV show, Showtime at The Apollo - South African singing sensation Belinda Davids will be jetting home to perform for local audiences in Johannesburg later next month. (more...)