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BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Week Three) BWW News: Theatre Lab Takes on THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (Week Three)
by Elliot Lanes on July 16, 2018 in Washington, DC

So far, in our four part Vblog series on the making of The Theatre Lab School of  the Dramatic Arts' upcoming production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, we've seen much happen in a short time. The production is part of Theatre Lab's Summer Musical Institute. (more...)
BWW Review: Unexpected Stage Company's BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW is a tear-jerker at River Road Unitarian Church BWW Review: Unexpected Stage Company's BE A GOOD LITTLE WIDOW is a tear-jerker at River Road Unitarian Church
by Hannah Wing on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC

Unexpected Stage Company's Be a Good Little Widow is a tear-jerking and heartbreaking to watch, but there are moments of humor brings a bit of relief from the intensity. (more...)
BWW Review: DEADLIE AFFAIRS: ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM presented by Guillotine Theatre at Capital Fringe BWW Review: DEADLIE AFFAIRS: ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM presented by Guillotine Theatre at Capital Fringe
by Elliot Lanes on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC

We all know how hard the life of a performer can be. You inevitably have to take gigs you don't want to take in order to make some income. So, what happens then when you are a classically trained actress and the only jobs you can get are on crime reenactment shows? The good folks at Guillotine Theatre show you with their entry into this year's Capital Fringe Festival, Deadlie Affairs: Arden of Faversham. (more...)
BWW Review: LESBIANS AND THE MEN WHO LOVE THEM is Hard to Fall For at Capital Fringe Festival BWW Review: LESBIANS AND THE MEN WHO LOVE THEM is Hard to Fall For at Capital Fringe Festival
by Sam Abney on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC

A good title is everything. It sets up the entire tone of a production before any audience members have filed into a theater space. Undoubtedly, Lesbians and the Men Who Love Them has one of the most intriguing titles of the 80+ shows participating in the Capital Fringe Festival. It's a shame that the rest of the production doesn't pique the same intrigue. (more...)
BWW Review:  A Little Mythology, an Exploration of War at Home and Abroad, and Something Entirely Different – Four Shows at the Capital Fringe BWW Review: A Little Mythology, an Exploration of War at Home and Abroad, and Something Entirely Different – Four Shows at the Capital Fringe
by Jennifer Perry on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC

I spent an evening and afternoon taking in a few offerings at this year's far more conveniently located Capital Fringe festival in Southwest DC. International Affairs and history nerd that I am, I took in a performance of BLACK CONFEDERATES and the exceptional THE BODY OF A WOMAN AS A BATTLEFIELD IN THE BOSNIAN WAR. I threw in a little musicalized mythology for good measure (Jo Williamson's METAMORPHOSE) as well as an avant-garde and wholly modern dance-theater piece, O MONSTERS, presented by Philadelphia's experimental performance ensemble New Paradise Laboratories. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 15 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 15
by Audition Roundup on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 15, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Love, Regret, And Horror Come to Capital Fringe With GHOSTS Love, Regret, And Horror Come to Capital Fringe With GHOSTS
by BWW News Desk on July 15, 2018 in Washington, DC

How far would you go to reunite with a deceased loved one? That's the central question posed by 'Ghosts', an all-new horror drama written by Elford Alley and directed by Springfield native and George Mason alum Kathleen Barth for the Capital Fringe Festival 2018. 'Ghosts' follows Levi (Evan Crump) as he attempts to communicate with the paranormal using a mysterious device. Of course, all is not as it seems as Levi discovers the device's hidden secrets with ramifications that reveal as much about himself as his family's past. (more...)
NNPN Celebrates Acclaim for World Premiere: MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN By D.W. Gregory NNPN Celebrates Acclaim for World Premiere: MEMOIRS OF A FORGOTTEN MAN By D.W. Gregory
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC

???????National New Play Network, the country's alliance of professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays, celebrates the acclaimed run of its 82nd Rolling World Premiere (RWP): Memoirs of a Forgotten Man by D.W. Gregory. The Roll kicked off at Core Member Contemporary American Theater Festival (Shepherdstown, WV) and runs through July 29. It continues in 2019 at Associate Member Shadowland Stages (Ellenville, NY) June 22 through July 6 and Core Member New Jersey Repertory Company (Long Branch) August 29 through September 29. (more...)
ON THE EVE Takes On The Capital Fringe Festival ON THE EVE Takes On The Capital Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2018 in Washington, DC

What makes a prisoner into a queen? Or two teenagers into a symbol for tragic love? (more...)
Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Traveling to Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters Arena Stage's THE ORIGINALIST Traveling to Off-Broadway's 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk on July 14, 2018 in Washington, DC

Continuing its cross-country tour, John Strand's critically-acclaimed political drama The Originalist, based on the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, will play at 59E59 Theaters under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)
Stay Up To Date On Broadway's Breaking News With BroadwayWorld On Social Media! Stay Up To Date On Broadway's Breaking News With BroadwayWorld On Social Media!
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC

Do you live and breathe all things Broadway? If so, you know there's a ton of exciting things happening on the great white way every day! We at BroadwayWorld know how overwhelming it could be to keep up with the hundreds of stories each week - so we're curating the best you can't miss on our social media feeds daily! (more...)
Photo Flash: Arena Stage Opens CUBAN SLUGGER Exhibit Photo Flash: Arena Stage Opens CUBAN SLUGGER Exhibit
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will host "Cuban Slugger," an exhibition of Cuban artist Reynerio Tamayo. Coinciding with the All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., "Cuban Slugger" will be presented from July 11-29, 2018 in the main lobby at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)
Five Preview Performances Of DAVE Canceled at Arena Stage; Douglas Sills Sidelined Due to Illness Five Preview Performances Of DAVE Canceled at Arena Stage; Douglas Sills Sidelined Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC

The first five preview performances of the world-premiere musical Dave have been cancelled due to actor illness; preview performances will now begin on Wednesday, July 18, 2018. (more...)
Cast Set For World Premiere Of The New Dance Musical GILDED Cast Set For World Premiere Of The New Dance Musical GILDED
by BWW News Desk on July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC

Harlot Productions, helmed by director/choreographer Kristen Brooks Sandler, will premiere the new dance musical Gilded at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC for 5 performances between July 14th and July 28th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/13 - LITTLE SHOP, PIPPIN, MAMMA MIA and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/13 - LITTLE SHOP, PIPPIN, MAMMA MIA and More!
by BWW Special on July 13, 2018 in Washington, DC

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 LITTLE SHOP, PIPPIN, MAMMA MIA and More! (more...)
BWW Review: Upright Citizens Brigade's DAMNED IF YOU DO at Woolly Mammoth BWW Review: Upright Citizens Brigade's DAMNED IF YOU DO at Woolly Mammoth
by Roger Catlin on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC

'Seinfeld' might have been a TV show about nothing, but shows by the Upright Citizens Brigade at Woolly Mammoth literally begin with nothing. (more...)
Pointless Theatre Presents DON CRISTOBAL Pointless Theatre Presents DON CRISTOBAL
by BWW News Desk on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC

Don Cristobal is the worst hombre! His puppet show comes to the nation's capital for one final, offensively illuminating performance. Experience the Punch and Judy tradition through the whimsically distorted lens of Pointless puppetry and an original, multilingual story! (more...)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Joshua Morgan BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Joshua Morgan
by Elliot Lanes on July 12, 2018 in Washington, DC

You might know today's subject Joshua Morgan from his many performances in and around the DC area. He has worked at such prestigious local theatres as Arena Stage, Theater J, Folger Theatre, and Rep Stage. He also ran a wonderful theatre company called No Rules Theatre Company for years. (more...)
Opera North Announces Casts For TALES OF HOFFMAN And THE BARBER OF SEVILLE Opera North Announces Casts For TALES OF HOFFMAN And THE BARBER OF SEVILLE
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2018 in Washington, DC

???????Kicking off its 2017/18 Season: Survival Instincts, Constellation Theatre Company will present screenings of the 1920 German expressionist horror film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari from August 9-13 at Source, located at 1835 14th Street NW, Washington, DC. Helen Hayes Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley will reveal the horror of the Cabinet as he performs his original score live at every screening to complement this classic silent film. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is the third installment in Constellation's ongoing silent film series featuring Tom Teasley, following The Adventures of Prince Achmed in 2015 and Metropolis in 2016. Tickets are $25-$55 and can be purchased online at www.ConstellationTheatre.org or over the phone by calling 202-204-7741. (more...)
BWW Review: THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE (AND OTHER SONGS) at The Hub Theatre BWW Review: THE SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE (AND OTHER SONGS) at The Hub Theatre
by Rachael Goldberg on July 11, 2018 in Washington, DC

A friendship between prominent historical figures is a fascinating subject, and reimagining their discussions about their shared experiences as well as their own areas of expertise can be grounds for great theatre. Unfortunately, while the concept is wonderful, the Hub Theatre's execution comes up short. (more...)
Rorschach Theatre Announces Pop-Up Benefit Bash & 18-19 Season Rorschach Theatre Announces Pop-Up Benefit Bash & 18-19 Season
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC

???????Rorschach Theatre - an award-winning company known for its bold use of space and its dedication to impossible fantastical realism - launches its 2018-19 Season in a whole new way: THE BAR BETWEEN WORLDS BENEFIT BASH. On Saturday, August 11th the company transforms Petworth's Union Drinkery into an immersive wonderland spanning the cliffs of Reykjavik, the fields of Elysium and the cosmos itself. Each room invites party guests to explore the landscape of one of the company's upcoming shows. This one-night-only, pop-up experience inside Union Drinkery, will be designed in part by Rorschach Company Member and Helen Hayes Award-winner Debra Kim Sivigny, whose work on the the wildly popular Game of Thrones Bar and Royal Wedding bar has been lauded locally and nationally. Guests will enjoy an individually tailored evening of entertainment and possibility… (more...)
Dialogue Starters Announced for Upcoming Arena Civil Dialogues Dialogue Starters Announced for Upcoming Arena Civil Dialogues
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will continue to host Arena Civil Dialogues to engage the D.C.-area community. Scholar, professor and peacebuilder Amitai Etzioni will moderate a series of discussions focusing on topics and questions in today's headlines, the next topic will focus on the increased presence of robots and technology use. The next Arena Civil Dialogue will be held in the Molly Smith Study at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater from 5:30-7 p.m. on August 12, 2018.  (more...)
Colin Hovde To Step Down as Artistic Director of Theater Alliance Colin Hovde To Step Down as Artistic Director of Theater Alliance
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC

After eight years of leadership, Colin Hovde will step down as the artistic director of Theater Alliance in June 2019, at the conclusion of the 18/19 Season. A search for his successor will begin this summer. (more...)
Veterans Inspired Fourth Of July Celebration And A Performance By Anthony Kearns Veterans Inspired Fourth Of July Celebration And A Performance By Anthony Kearns
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC

In the spirit of Independence Day, 2018, the Seventh Annual Tribute to America's veterans and those serving in the U.S. Congress was held at the Capitol Hill Club on June 27, 2018. Former Pennsylvania Governor, U.S. Congressman and first Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge, was the Guest of Honor, flanked by a long list of veterans who are present or past members of Congress. (more...)
Riverside Center Presents A CHORUS LINE Riverside Center Presents A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk on July 09, 2018 in Washington, DC

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to be celebrating 20 years of bringing the best of Broadway in Virginia with the legendary and iconic Broadway musical, A Chorus Line starring J. Clayton Winters as Zach and Nicole Oberleitner as Cassie. A Chorus Line begins performances on July 25th and runs until Sunday, September 16th. (more...)