Terrence McNally's MOTHERS AND SONS Will Premiere at Bucks County Playhouse, Starring Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert and Moreby BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013
Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced the complete casting for the world premiere of Mothers and Sons, a new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally. Last seen at Bucks County in Love Letters opposite James Earl Jones, Emmy and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly is set to star in the production joined by Tony Award-nominees Manoel Felciano and Bobby Steggert, with direction by Tony Award-nominee Sheryl Kaller. (more...)
"Forever Flamenco! at the Ford" Celebrates 20 Yearsby BWW News Desk - May 8, 2013
The Fountain Theatre presents an all-star line-up of local, national and international flamenco artists to celebrate Forever Flamenco! founder Deborah Lawlor's 20-year dedication to producing, nurturing and broadening the art form in Los Angeles. Forever Flamenco! at the Ford, under the artistic direction of internationally renowned flamenco dancer Maria Bermudez, takes place on Saturday, June 15 at 8:30 pm at the Ford Theatres in Hollywood.
Since 1990, the dancers, musicians and singers of Forever Flamenco! have been delighting Fountain Theatre audiences with the intensity, precision and exhilaration for which flamenco is known. Now Forever Flamenco! returns to the outdoor stage at the Ford Theatres with this passionate expression of Spanish culture in a tribute to Lawlor.
"Forever Flamenco! was born out of Deborah's love and total immersion into flamenco," says Bermudez. "Young dancers, up-and-coming dancers, seasoned professionals and international dancers - all of us have all come through Forever Flamenco! at the Fountain. I took my first baby steps there."
Forever Flamenco! at the Ford will be a once-in-a-lifetime gala event gathering some of flamenco's finest artists together on stage for the first time, including dancers Fanny Ara, Maria Bermudez, Alejandro Granados (from Spain), Manuel Gutierrrez, Timo Nuņez, Linda Vega and Yaelisa; singer/dancer Roberto Amaral; singers Jose Cortez, Ana de los Reyes (from Spain) and Jesus Montoya; singer/composer Pele de los Reyes (from Spain) of the Grammy-nominated group Navajita Platea; guitarists Adam del Monte, Jason Maguire, Antonio Triana and Ben Woods; and percussionist Joey Heredia. Watch for more surprise artists, as well as a few guests from Bermudez' flamenco puro company Sonidos Gitanos, which has been presented at the Ford by Lawlor and the Fountain eight times since 1995.
Deborah Lawlor's Forever Flamenco! series plays monthly to enthusiastic crowds at the Fountain Theatre. She and the Fountain have presented Bermudez and her Sonidos Gitanos/Gypsy Flamenco Company from Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, for eight summer engagements at the Ford - including, in 2010, its new off-shoot, The Chicana Gypsy Project - and in 2007 at the Japan American Theatre. The 2009 Ford season included Forever Flamenco!: LA Ole featuring an all-star cast assembled from Forever Flamenco! at the Fountain. Lawlor began her career as a dancer, choreographer and actor in New York's "downtown" scene. After living in South India for five years, where she was involved in the initial development of the international township of Auroville, she created two full-length outdoor dance/theater pieces celebrating the community. She spent the next 10 years in Australia and France studying ancient cultures of India and Egypt and translating several books in these fields from French into English. Returning to the U.S. in 1986, she became deeply involved in the intimate theater scene and, in 1990, she and Stephen Sachs co-founded the Fountain Theatre, which is now in its 23rd season of theatrical and dance events. Lawlor is responsible for the Fountain's extensive dance involvement. The 1995 season included The Women of Guernica, Lawlor's flamenco-based adaptation of Euripides' The Trojan Women, which she also directed. She directed two one-act plays by Tennessee Williams and created and directed three full-evening dance-theater pieces for the Fountain: Declarations: Love Letters of the Great Romantics; The Path of Love, which she also directed in South India; and the dance opera, The Song of Songs, with music by Al Carmines. Actors Equity Association honored Lawlor with its Diversity Award, for her dedication to presenting work at the Fountain that is culturally diverse.
Considered to be one of the foremost international flamenco artists in the world today, Bermudez resides in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, the "birthplace" of flamenco. There, she has worked with renowned artists such as Juana del Pipa, Andres Peņa, Antonio El Pipa, Alejandro Granados, Navajita Platea, El Capullo and many others. She was honored by the artists of the city for her relentless dedication in exposing the artistry of this region. Bermudez' outstanding and critically acclaimed performances include the Hollywood Bowl, Ford Amphitheatre, Fountain Theater and the Music Center in Los Angeles; Central Park, Lincoln Center and the Joyce Theater in New York City; the Teatro Palacio das Artes in Brazil; Peņa Cernicalos, Los Gallos and Teatro Lope de Vega and Festival de Jerez in Spain; guest appearances with the Santa Cecilia California; and numerous venues throughout the world. Most recently she formed Chicana Gypsy Project which draws on her Mexican-American heritage and her immersion into Adulucian Gypsy culture. Her life and career have inspired the award-winning documentary film, Streets of Flamenco.
Forever Flamenco! at the Ford takes place on Saturday, June 15. Doors open for picnicking at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 8:30 pm. Reserved seating is $50 and $75; VIP tickets, which include preferred seating, pre-concert private VIP catered party with artists and a gift bag, are available for $100. Purchase tickets on or before June 8 and save $5. Tickets are available at www.FordTheatres.org or 323 461-3673 (for non-visual media 323 GO 1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 8 or more, please call 323 769-2147. (more...)
Surfside Players Seeks Directors for 2013-14 Season; Deadline 5/24by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2013
Surfside Players is thrilled about its upcoming 55th season, bringing quality performing arts to Cocoa Beach and Brevard County. The theater is looking for directors for all of its shows, and musical directors and choreographers for its musicals, and Surfside is extending the deadline to Friday, May 24th. (more...)
Ripe Time Benefit, Blake Pfeil and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 5/12by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2013
Joe's Pub at the Public Theater has announced its lineup for May 6-12, featuring: Ripe Time Benefit, NYU Tisch, CMA Songwriters Series, Julia Haltigan, Stephane Wrembel, The Fat Man's Daughter, Rabbit & The Hare, Magos Herrera & Sofia Rei, The N'Harmonics, Terry Radigan and Blake Pfeil. (more...)
Square One Theatre to Present A.R. Gurney's BLACK TIE, 5/17-6/1by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2013
The final production of Square One Theatre's 23rd Season is the gentle comedy, Black Tie, by the prolific contemporary American playwright A.R. ('Pete') Gurney. Black Tie opens Friday, May 17 and continues on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Saturday, June 1 (2013) at Square One's home base, the Stratford Theatre, located at 2422 Main Streetin Stratford, Connecticut. (more...)
Hedgerow Theatre Stages THE BELLE OF AMHERST, Now thru 5/19by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2013
Hedgerow Theatre invites audiences to have tea with Emily Dickinson as Penelope Reed reprises her critically acclaimed portrayal of the great American poet in William Luce's The Belle of Amherst. Performances will be in the new Farmhouse performing space at 146 W. Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley. Showtimes are 4 p.m. on Saturdays and at 7 p.m. on Sundays from tonight, May 4 to 19. The play is the first in the theatre's festival saluting The Written Word, works based on poems or letters. (more...)
New Season of KEEPING UP WITH THE KARDASHIANS Among E!'s June Highlightsby TV News Desk - May 31, 2013
'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' is returning in an all-new season that once again takes viewers inside the ever-evolving, unfiltered relationships of this close-knit, blended family. (more...)
E! to Premiere New Spin-Off Series THE SOUP INVESTIGATES, 6/19by TV News Desk - May 31, 2013
'The Soup Investigates' Premieres Wednesday, June 19th @ 10:30pm ET/PT 'The Soup Investigates' is a new spin-off series of E!'s popular comedy franchise 'The Soup' that will answer all the questions that pop culture fans never thought to ask, and then some. (more...)
Profiles in History's 'The Property Of A Distinguished American Collector Part II' Auction Draws High Bidsby BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013
Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, has announced the high sale results of their auction, 'The Property Of A Distinguished American Collector Part II' in Los Angeles. High selling items are detailed below. (more...)
Northwestern's AMTP to Workshop New Musical FOUND, with Book by Hunter Bell, 5/31by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013
The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will present two invited readings of the new musical 'Found' with book by Tony Award-nominated writer Hunter Bell and writer Lee Overtree, and music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin on Wednesday, May 29 and Friday, May 31, as part of the program's 'In The Works' initiative. (more...)
Spotlight Theatre Company and Firehouse Theatre Company Open SYLVIA Tomorrowby BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013
Spotlight Theatre Company and Firehouse Theatre Company join forces to co-present 'Sylvia' opening May 25 and running through June 29, 2013. Performances are Friday/Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 Adult/ $18 for Students/Seniors. Group rates are available. Performances are held at the John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. (more...)
Classic Love Story Takes Place in LOVE LETTERS FROM A DOUGHBOYby BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013
A classic tale of star-crossed lovers takes place with the unlikely backdrop of World War I uncertainty and Southern classism. In Love Letters from a Doughboy by Margie Howd, a chance meeting between two young people sparks a love story that crosses oceans, into the trenches of WWI. (more...)
THE YEAR OF DEAD CATS to Make World Premiere 6/16 at Stage Left Studioby BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013
Erica Herd and L.E. Swenson's breakout comedic masterpiece, THE YEAR OF DEAD CATS, will have its World Premiere on Sunday, June 16th at Stage Left Studio (214 West 30th Street - between Seventh & Eighth Avenues - Sixth Floor) where it will play through Sunday, June 30th with the option to continue through September. (more...)
Spotlight Theatre Company and Firehouse Theatre Company Open SYLVIA, 5/25by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013
Spotlight Theatre Company and Firehouse Theatre Company join forces to co-present "Sylvia" opening May 25 and running through June 29, 2013. Performances are Friday/Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20 Adult/ $18 for Students/Seniors. Group rates are available. Performances are held at the John Hand Theatre, 7653 E. 1st Place, Denver. (more...)
The Media Theatre Presents THE VOCALIST CONTEST, 7/10-08/7by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013
The Media Theatre's summer singing contests 'The Vocalist' and its Junior counterpart start up the week after July Fourth. Two warm and welcoming emcees will preside over the competition. FOX-TV's morning anchor Sue Serio returns for her fourth summer and local actress Micki Sharpe begins a new tradition as the emcee for its Junior portion. The contest was previously titled 'Delco Idol'. It will, for the third year, be sponsored by Iron Workers Bank of Media and Aston. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's THE DINING ROOMby BWW News Desk - May 2, 2013
Westport Country Playhouse's five-play 2013 season will open with A.R. Gurney's 'The Dining Room,' a witty and heartfelt story of the American family and its vanishing traditions, directed by Mark Lamos, now through May 18. This year the historic Connecticut theater celebrates its 83rd season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
LOVE LETTERS Comes to North Coast Rep, 6/10by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013
David & Denise Ellenstein return to the stage by popular demand in Love Letters by A.R. Gurney. The show will run one night only, June 10, 2013 at 7:30pm at North Coast Repertory Theatre. (more...)
Author Dedeth Ford Shares True Romance Told Through Love Lettersby BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013
Author, Dedeth Ford shares the uplifting story of how she and her husband fell in love before ever meeting one another in her new memoir, "Life of Love for Atema and Atepa" (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)
Berkshire Theatre's THE LION IN WINTER with Treat Williams & Jayne Atkinson to Open 6/25by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013
Berkshire Theatre Group presents James Goldman's The Lion in Winter at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge opening on June 29 at 8pm. Previews begin June 25 at 8pm and closing is on July 13 at 8pm. (more...)
THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Plays Boston Midsummer Opera, 7/24-7/28by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013
Falstaff in love? Is the world his oyster? Not if these quick-witted housewives have their way, as Boston audiences will discover when Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents its eighth season production, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Otto Nicolai's tuneful 1849 version of Shakespeare's humorous tale. This popular European opera, rarely seen in the United States, will be fully staged and costumed and presented at the Tsai Performance Center, Boston University for three performances only, July 24, 26 and 28. (more...)
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