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  • Curtain calls
    Executive director named at Timber Lake Playhouse
    It looks like Timber Lake Playhouse (TLP) will once again play host to two Chicago theater stalwarts this summer in Mt. Carroll, Illinois.This year, the season includes "Hairspray" (June 4-14); "The Big Meal" (June 18-27); ...
  • Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat comes to Hobby Center
    TUTS' Joseph and Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat debuts at Hobby Center in Houston
    Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) brings one of the most memorable stories of all time, JOSEPH and the AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT to life on stage with new 2014/2015 national tour featuring stars, Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young.The show will play at...
  • Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival
    Los Angeles Women's Theatre Festival 2015 Honorees
    The Los Angeles Women’s Theatre Festival will honor five women for their exceptional career and life achievements in its Opening Night Champagne Gala and Awards Ceremony on March 26, 2015 at the Electric Lodge, 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice,...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch to play title role of Hamlet
    Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch will play title role in Hamlet
    National Theatre Live in coordination with Sona Friedman Productions have just announced thatAcademy Award nominee Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game) in the title role inLyndsey Turner’s production of William Shakespeare’s...
  • Local actor is "Cleaning Up" with spiffy role
    Local actor is "Cleaning Up" with spiffy role
    Local actor Greg Crowe certainly knows how to take opportunity by the horns and run with it. His latest project, the silent film Cleaning Up is being shot in Richmond, Virginia. Crowe, at this writing, is raising money for the film using...
  • 'The Boy From Oz' at Theatre Memphis: March 6-29, 2015
    'The Boy From Oz' at Theatre Memphis: March 6-29, 2015
    Randall Hartzog, Director of Marketing and Communications at Theatre Memphis, has released the following announcement."The Boy from Oz opens March 6 and runs through March 29, 2015, on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. Touted as one of the...
  • Things Your Man Won't Do
    Things Your Man Won't Do is coming to Chicago this weekend
    Je'Caryous Johnson'sThings Your Man Won't Do premiered on Feb. 27, in Detroit. The limited engagement tourcomes to the Arie Crown Theatre on March 13 and March 14. The celebrity cast features:Wendy Raquel Robinson currently starring on...
  • Irish writer Michael Harding woos and wins Donegal audience
    Irish writer Michael Harding woos and wins Donegal audience
    Novelist and playwright, Michael Harding, has become a popular on-stage performer throughout Ireland, a fact reflected in the eager, packed audience at An Grianan theatre in Donegal this Friday during a stopover on his latest national tour.Harding...
  • TUTS brings Tony-Award winning Kinky Boots to Houston
    TUTS brings Tony-Award winning Kinky Boots to Houston
    A pair of red boots never got so much attention except for the Tony-Award winning show, Kinky Boots, coming to Theatre Under the Stars’ (TUTS) stage at the Hobby Center from February 10-22, 2015.Kinky Boots, the winner of six Tony Awards...
  • The Arts in Winter in New England Do Not Hibernate
    In Boston, the Arts Do Not Hibernate
    It may be nasty cold here in Boston, but the arts are thriving indoors. Babson College's BabsonArts, for example, brings actor Seth Gilliam here for a two-day event, beginning with a screening and pre-show conversation of his film "...
  • "Disconnection" Religious Good Intention to Controlled Thought
    "Disconnection" Religious Good Intention to Controlled Thought
    "Policyof Mass Alienation" and "Dogma" are words used to describe the Church in the play "Disconnection" from the Skylight Theatre Company currently at the Beverly Hills Playhouse. The play written by Allen Barton...
  • CanStage's 'The Other Place'
    CanStage's 'The Other Place' a marvel of theatre and acting
    There is theatre, the entertainment form of people interacting on a stage in real time. They are given lines, they memorize their lines, and then they recite their lines in front of an audience, doing their best to shed their skin and don that of...
  • Théâtre français de Toronto's 'Flesh and Other Fragments of Love'
    Montreal's Espace Go takes a turn at 'Flesh and Other Fragments of Love'
    Occasionally, the response from a play translates to prolonged exposure for it; how long that is depends on the play's popularity. Some, like "Phantom of the Opera" or "Macbeth", are available for years and years, while...
  • 'The Elephant Wrestler' at Scottsdale Center for the Arts - January 2015
    ArtsBlast: 'Elephant Wrestler' from New Zealand via India in Scottsdale
    Laugh, seriously. The Indian Ink Theatre Company is crossing the ocean, according to starring actor and co-playwright Jacob Rajan who spoke with Examiner yesterday from his New Zealand home, to invoke a most serious laugh during Scottsdale Center...
  • Quick roundup of more events in the Bay Area and beyond
    Quick roundup of more events in the Bay Area and beyond
    This weekend, Society Cabaret at the Hotel Rex presents Wesla Whitfield - described as “a San Francisco treasure” - and acclaimed pianist and arranger Mike Greensill (author of Playing for Singers) performing the songs of Harry Warren....