Perfectly balanced ingredients of heartbreak, horror, and humor in the Broadway revival of ‘Sweeney Todd’ at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

Playing an open-ended engagement at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, the new Broadway revival of the bloody 1979 musical thriller Sweeney Todd, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Hugh Wheeler, based on Christopher Bond’s stage adaptation of 1973, is the latest reincarnation in the long history of the tale of “The Demon … Read more

Values-Led, Commons-Based Creative Producing

Ramona: What do you think makes this producing model and way of working so unique? And is it successful? Abigail: I mean, it’s really hard. Sometimes listening can look like inactivity. In our field especially, and this is shifting, but especially five-plus years ago, for those of us who are lucky enough to receive resources … Read more

Creative Cauldron to present original Audrey Hepburn musical

Creative Cauldron’s 2022/23 season takes its final bow with a regional premiere, Audrey: The New Musical, book, music, and lyrics by Danielle E. Moore, directed by Laura Connors Hull, with musical direction by Merissa Driscoll. Audrey explores the real life of the woman behind the iconic little black dress through song, dance, and a technicolor wardrobe. … Read more

Kennedy Center announces American College Theater Festival awardees

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts virtually hosted more than 110 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF). These student artists from across the United States have been recognized for their outstanding work from the eight regional festivals … Read more

Rockville Little Theatre Wins Big at ESTA

Rockville Little Theatre (RLT) is proud to announce that their production of Pride@Prejudice by Daniel Elihu Kramer was selected Outstanding Production at ESTA (Eastern States Theatre Association) on April 15, at the Tatnall School in Wilmington, Delaware. (Participating states included New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland). Cast and crew of ‘Pride@Prejudice.’ Photo by … Read more

Dr. King’s last night alive in powerful ‘Mountaintop’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

By Daarel Burnette II What resonates most about Greenbelt Arts Center’s rewarding twist of the play The Mountaintop is the way Director Rikki Howie Lacewell and her crew deftly deploy sound, props, and lighting to place, humanize and deify Martin Luther King Jr., masterfully played by Ryan Willis, on the day before he was assassinated. … Read more

NYC’s Iconoclast Theatre Collective celebrates the launch of its latest projects for the 2023-24 season

On Tuesday, April 18, the NYC-based Iconoclast Theatre Collective hosted a celebration of theater, community, and new musical development with a party held at The Dickens – a recently opened four-level event space, restaurant, and cocktail bar in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of midtown Manhattan – to launch the latest projects of its 2023-24 season. … Read more