• Newsies: The Broadway Musical in Movie Theaters

    Filmed Performance of Tony-Award Winning Musical

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 21st, 2017

    In the Disney musical hit “Newsies,” which is based on a true story, the hated man is newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who jacked up the price for newsboys to buy the very papers they were to sell.

  • Annual Steinberg Awards Finalists

    Juried by American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA)

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 04th, 2017

    The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected six finalists for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, recognizing playwrights for the best scripts that premiered professionally outside New York City during 2016.

  • O'Neill's Long Day’s Journey into Night

    Compelling at Geffen Playhouse

    By: Jack Lyons - Mar 04th, 2017

    Geffen’s Artistic Director Randall Arney, took on the challenge of producing O’Neill’s masterpiece. Staged by acclaimed director Jeanie Hackett, this revival of “Long Day’s Journey into Night” features gifted actors: the superb Alfred Molina as James Tyrone , the brilliant Jane Kaczmarek as morphine addicted Mary Tyrone, Stephen Louis Grush as the star-crossed and fated Jamie Tyrone, and Colin Woodell as young Edmund Tyrone (the alter-ego of Eugene O’Neill), a poet/writer battling tuberculosis and alcoholism.

  • Crackskull Row at the Irish Repertory Theatre

    All Family Blood Is the Same

    By: Susan Hall - Mar 04th, 2017

    Crackskull Row is an eighty-minute tone poem composed in the lilting Irish language. It is a quartet, the characters: a women, a man, their son and an angel, who is perhaps an aborted fetus of a girl who comes to life. She arrives on the tiny set, a perfect stage for this intimate yet profoundly resonating drama, by sliding down the chimney. She lands on a blood stain which sends a son to jail for 33 years and also on the spot where the fetus was deposited.

  • Anything Goes at Ft. Myers Dinner Theater

    Refreshing, Energetic Rendition of a Cole Porter Classic

    By: Aaron Krause - Mar 06th, 2017

    Cast shines in vibrant production of "Anything Goes" at Ft. Myers Dinner Theater through April 1. It is a tasty evening of theatre in every sense.

  • Huntington Theatre Company 2017-2018

    Extensive Upgrade of Site and Services

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 08th, 2017

    The 36th season will include four plays at the Huntington Avenue Theatre, as well as three plays at the Wimberly Theatre and one special event in the Roberts Studio Theatre, both located in the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA in the South End.

  • A Few Good Men at St. Joseph Players

    Stone's Throw from Yucca Valley Marine Base

    By: Jack Lyons - Mar 09th, 2017

    Rebecca Havely has selected the powerful military courtroom drama “A Few Good Men”, written by Academy and Emmy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright Aaron Sorkin as her directing choice for 2017. St. Joseph's Players in Yucca Valley, California, is only a stone’s throw away from one of largest Marine bases in the country.

  • Barrington Adds Bye Bye Birdie

    Updates to Pittsfield Schedule

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 10th, 2017

    Barrington Stage Company adds a reading of the musical Butterflies, Speech & Debate on the St. Germain Stage, and its annual youth production, Bye Bye Birdie, at the Pittsfield Museum.

  • Remembering Critic Larry Murray

    Founded Berkshire Theatre Awards

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 11th, 2017

    After a long illness, on March 10, the widely respected publisher and editor of Berkshire on Stage and Screen, Lawrence “Larry” Murray, passed away. He organized the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association. Last November he rallied to attend the First Annual Bertkshire Theatre Awards. He presented the top award, named for him, to Jullian Boyd of Barrington Stage for community service through theatre.

  • Fiddler on the Roof Lyricist Sheldon Harnick

    West Palm Beach Dramaworks Speakers Series

    By: Aaron Krause - Mar 11th, 2017

    West Palm Beach Dramaworks Speakers Series featured the 92-year-old lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof, Sheldon Harnick.

  • Emperor Jones at Irish Repertory Theatre

    Obi Abili Takes the Crown

    By: Susan Hall - Mar 12th, 2017

    The Irish Repertory Theatre knows how to produce terrific plays with stunning actors and telling sets, costumes and lights. The Emperor Jones returns with a new Brutus Jones, Obi Abili. It is a smashing success.

  • The Book Club by Karen Zacarias

    Comic Farce A Good Read at Hubbard Hall

    By: A. Jones - Mar 12th, 2017

    Kirk Jackson has succinctly directed a production of The Book Club by Karen Zacarias.

  • Corneille’s L’IIlusion Comique

    Adapted by Tony Kushner for North Coast Rep

    By: Jack Lyons - Mar 13th, 2017

    In the current North Coast Repertory Theatre production Tony Kushner translates and adapts 17th century French playwright Pierre Corneille’s “L’IIlusion Comique” into a delicious and superbly acted French soufflé of a comedy/farce called “The Illusion”.

  • Glenn Close Ignites Sunset Boulvard

    Ready For Her Closeup on Broadway

    By: Edward Rubin - Mar 04th, 2017

    Glenn Close is the magnet that is filling the house – the musical has already been extended a month – and everything, from her glittering silver and gold lame wardrobe (Anthony Powell), makeup (Charlotte Hayward), wigs (Andrew Simonin), the set (James Noone), and even the other actors in the play who mostly fade into the background when Close is on stage, play second fiddle to her electrifying presence which at times threatens to ignite the theater.

  • Rockefeller Offers Hamilton Matinees

    Title 1 School Children See the Best Show in Town

    By: Susan Hall - Mar 02nd, 2017

    Alexander Hamilton may have created the financial system that made building John D. Rockefeller's fortune possible. Now Rockefeller money is being used to fund tickets for Title 1 school children to attend the hottest show in town, "Hamilton."

  • Waiting for Godot in Mexico

    Beckett Update at Chicago's Tympanic Theatre

    By: Nancy Bishop - Feb 21st, 2017

    Tympanic Theatre adds another dimension to its new and well-performed production of Waiting for Godot. Director Aaron Mays sets the scene on the Mexican border and casts talented Latino actors to play the woebegone but always-optimistic Vladimir (Christopher Acevedo) and his morose but resilient road-buddy, Estragon (Felipe Carrasco).

  • Adam Davis Joins Shakespeare & Company

    Appointed as Managing Director.

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 21st, 2017

    Shakespeare & Company announces that Adam Davis, long-time Managing Director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and former Company Manager of the La Jolla Playhouse, has been named as the Company's new Managing Director.

  • The Little Mermaid In Ft. Lauderdale

    Seattle Theater's Touring Production Sinks

    By: Aaron Krause - Feb 24th, 2017

    "The Little Mermaid" swims into Ft. Lauderdale's Broaward Center for the Performing Arts. A tedious production with new staging is anchored in South Florida through March 5 Children will delight in production's visuals.

  • Annie Baker Adapts Uncle Vanya

    Goodman Theatre Production Directed by Robert Falls

    By: Nancy Bishop - Feb 25th, 2017

    The truest and most palpably Chekhovian version of Vanya may well be Annie Baker’s new translation/adaptation, which opened this week at the Goodman Theatre, directed by Robert Falls

  • 10x10 Upstreet in Pittsfield

    Barrington’s 6th New Play Festival

    By: Charles Giuliano - Feb 25th, 2017

    With the exception of the gravitas of Raghead by Tom Coash the 6th annual 10x10 New Play Festival at Barrington Stage was upbeat, lively and often hilarious.

  • Denver's Unique Strategy to Fund the Arts

    One Cent from Every Ten Dollars Spent Goes a Long Way

    By: Susan Hall - Feb 26th, 2017

    There is a 0.1 percent sales tax for arts and culture in Denver’s seven-county metro area. At just one cent for every ten dollars it generates $1.85 billion annually in economic activity, creates 10,205 jobs, and stimulates $520 million in tourism.

  • Linda Ages at the Manhattan Theatre Club

    Jamie Dee in Star Turn as Linda

    By: Susan Hall - Feb 28th, 2017

    Linda comes across the pond after creating a stir on the West End. No question that the title role performance by Jamie Dee is worth the price of the ticket. Perhaps because we live in a Sephora culture in the US, the issues do not seem quite so relevant in New York. Yet Lynne Meadow directing keeps you on the edge of your seat.

  • Berkshires WAM 2017 Season

    Collaborations with Berkshire Theatres

    By: Charles Giuliano - Mar 01st, 2017

    The Berkshire-based professional theatre company celebrates its eighth year with two Main Stage productions, a thought-provoking series of play readings, and several exciting new collaborations and initiatives 2.017 season explores a broad range of perspectives around issues affecting women and girls.

  • The Night of the Iguana at ART

    A Galaxy of Stars Shines on Tennessee Williams Last Classic

    The Night of the Iguana at ART
    By: Mark Favermann - Mar 01st, 2017

    On the edge of the Mexican jungle, a seedy hotel is the meeting place of several desperate characters. Directed by Michael Wilson (Broadway's The Trip to Bountiful, The Best Man), Williams’ feverishly poetic 1961 drama follows a hotel proprietress and the scandal-soaked Southern preacher who turns up on her veranda. A Nantucket portrait artist traveling with her ancient poet grandfather, a bus of fuming Texan college students and administrators, and a party of German vacationers collide in this drama about how far we travel to outrun the demons within. With a star-studded cast, this production may be the must-see event of the 2016-2017 theatrical season.

  • Revival of Zoot Suit at Mark Taper Forum

    75 Years After Its Original Prduction Still Thrills

    By: Jack Lyons - Mar 02nd, 2017

    In 1977, playwright/director Luis Valdez, brought his play “Zoot Suit” to Gordon Davidson, the Artistic Director of the Mark Taper Forum with the hope that one of the country’s most prestigious Regional Theatres would produce his controversial story of social injustice and police brutality toward Latino’s in the city of Angels. And he wanted to do it with a cast of mostly Latino performers.

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