Men Are From Mars – Women Are From Venus LIVE! Comes to Atlanta, 6/1
(5/21/2013) - Men Are From Mars - Women Are From Venus LIVE!, the one-man fusion of theatre and stand-up starring Peter Story and based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book of the last decade by John Gray, will play The Buckhead Theatre on Saturday, June 1st at 8:00 PM. Moving swiftly through a series of vignettes, the show covers everything from dating and marriage to the bedroom. Tickets are $41 and are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.com. For more information, please visit www.thebuckheadtheatre.com or call 404-THE-BUCK.
BWW Reviews: Heartbreaking DANCING AT LUGHNASA Is Rewarding Experience at Stage Door Players
(5/21/2013) - The emotional memory play 'Dancing at Lughnasa,' running through June 9th at Dunwoody's Stage Door Players, is alternately touching and harrowing. This bittersweet duality is due in large part to deep, layered performances by a skilled cast and the insightful direction of three-time Suzi Bass Award winning actress Tess Malis Kincaid. Even though the play's setting is thousands of miles and the better part of a century removed from present day Atlanta, each character, and their individual and collective struggles, seems remarkably contemporary. While the play, by Tony-winner Brian Friel, is not the traditional comic summer fare, its lighthearted moments, mixed in amongst heartbreak, are genuinely emotional.
BWW Reviews: BOOK CLUB PLAY Brings Intellect, Laughs to Horizon
(5/20/2013) - After seeing the Horizon Theatre's new play on its sold-out opening night, I wouldn't have been surprised if it had opened with, 'This is the story of six friends picked to read a book and have their discussions taped to find out what happens when people stop being polite and start getting real... 'The Book Club Play'.' This new comedy by Atlanta-native Karen Zacarias, which runs through June 23rd, hysterically explores how literature can impact readers, especially when they are being filmed by a world-famous documentary filmmaker.
The Atlanta Opera Announces Annual High School Opera Institute Spring Performance, 6/9
(5/20/2013) - The Atlanta Opera, one of the nation's finest regional opera companies enriching lives through the power of opera, today announced that its annual High School Opera Institute's (HSOI) spring performance will take place at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, 2013at Morningside Presbyterian Church. The concert is free and open to the public.
BWW Interviews: Class Is in Session with Andrew Benator in Actor's Express SEMINAR
(5/16/2013) - For nearly a decade, Andrew Benator has been one of Atlanta's most versatile actors. Having won a Suzi Award for playing a child-like Lord of the Underworld in Georgia Shakespeare and the Alliance's 'Eurydice', he is known by a wider audience as Dr. Jawfy on Tyler Perry sitcoms 'House of Payne' and 'Meet the Browns.' Since the Atlanta-native moved back home from New York in 2005, he has been a regular part of both the city's expanding stage and screen industries. Benator recently spoke with Broadway World Atlanta about his upcoming show 'Seminar,' which runs May 16th-June 16th at Actor's Express.
Atlanta Lyric Theatre Opens JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, 6/7
(5/15/2013) - A crash of drums, a flash of light! And The Strand stage explodes with Atlanta Lyric Theatre's spectacular staging ofJOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT! This international audience hit plays The Earl Smith Strand Theatre (117 N. Park Square, Marietta) June 7 - 23, 2013. For reservations visit www.AtlantaLyricTheatre.com or call 404-377-9948.
BWW Interviews: Tess Malis Kincaid, Talented Cast Provide Bittersweet Connection in Stage Door's DANCING AT LUGHNASA
(5/15/2013) - It is during life's most difficult times that families often bound together; such is the case in Brian Friel's 1992 Tony-winning play, 'Dancing at Lughnasa.' The powerful play tells the story of five poor Irish sisters struggling to live and love during the Depression, but despite their desperate circumstances, the family finds joy in dancing to the Irish folk music that intermittently plays on their unreliable radio. The show, which can be called a drama infused with humor, runs May 17th-June 9th at Stage Door Players in Dunwoody, and is directed by three-time reigning Suzi Bass Award winner for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Tess Malis Kincaid.
SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY Comes to The Buckhead Theatre, Now thru 5/ 19
(5/14/2013) - SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody is the hilarious new comedy that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life. Your inner goddess will be laughing out loud with this clever re-imagining of the characters as they come alive with hysterical comedy, musical numbers, sexy and fun performances from the hunky leading man, plus lots of surprises.
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Brent Harris in THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, Coming to Atlanta, 6/7
(5/13/2013) - THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view, will return to Atlanta by popular demand for two performances only, after successful engagements in June 2011 and June 2012. The production will run at the Alliance Theatre at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE in Atlanta, from Friday, June 7 through Sunday, June 9. Get a sneak peek at the show below!
BWW Interviews: Wendy Melkonian Brings Humor from Page to Stage in Horizon's THE BOOK CLUB PLAY
(5/13/2013) - Wendy Melkonian recently spoke with Broadway World Atlanta about her new play, 'The Book Club Play,' which runs from May 17th-June 23rd at the Horizon Theatre. This new comedy by Atlanta-native Karen Zacarias is directed by Horizon co-artistic director Jeff Adler. The play follows a tight-knit book club bound for pandemonium when it becomes the focus of a documentary film.
Actor's Express Begins SEMINAR Performances, 5/16
(5/10/2013) - Actor's Express announces the final play of the 25th Anniversary Season SEMINAR, by Theresa Rebeck. The production opens on Saturday night, May 18, 2013, 8pm curtain, preview performances are May 16 and 17, and the pay-what-you-want sneak peek, "Director's Rough Cut", is Wednesday, May 15.
Historic Oakland Foundation Announces Official Line-Up for Tunes from the Tombs
(5/9/2013) - On June 8, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., the Historic Oakland Foundation will present the third annual Tunes from the Tombs music festival at Historic Oakland Cemetery. This fundraising event features musicians performing in and among Oakland's extraordinary monuments, mausoleums and renowned gardens. All genres of music will be represented: rock, folk, Americana, jazz, classical, and everything in between.