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Anne Torsiglieri’s "A" Train, at PlayMakers Repertory Company on April 25-29, Chronicles Her Own Wild Ride on the Autism Train

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April 24, 2018

For the ninth and final production of its crowd-pleasing 2017-18 season, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present “A” Train: The Play, written and performed by Anne Torsiglieri and directed by Risa Brainin, with music by Brad Carroll, on April 25-29 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Joan… Read More ›

Jill-Christine Wiley stars as Maria Rainer in The Sound of Music (photo by Matthew Murphy)

NETworks Presentations’ Tour Will Breathe New Life and Inject New Energy into The Sound of Music on April 20-22 at DPAC

On April 20-22, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present five performances of a brand-new National Tour of The Sound of Music in its 2,700-seat state-of-the-art theater in the American Tobacco Historic District. The 1959 Broadway and 1961 West End musical was once so popular in these parts that the old Ambassador Theatre in downtown… Read More ›

The Bright Star Band (from left: George Guthrie, Wayne Fugate, Martha McDonnell, Skip Ward, Anthony De Angelis, and Eric Davis) brought Bluegrass to Broadway in Bright Star (photo by Craig Schwartz)

Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s New Bluegrass Musical Bright Star Will Play Raleigh Memorial Auditorium on April 17-22

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will jointly present eight performances of the First National Tour of the 2014 San Diego and 2016 Broadway bluegrass musical Bright Star: A New Musical by Grammy®, Emmy®, and Academy Award® winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell on April 17-22 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in… Read More ›

Tangela Large and Tristan Parks (right) star as Selah and Moses in Leaving Eden (photo by HuthPhoto)

Leaving Eden at PlayMakers Rep Exposes a Small N.C. Town’s Racist Past — and Present

From April 4th to April 22nd, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present the world premiere of Leaving Eden, a play with music written by Raleigh, NC playwright and actor Mike Wiley and directed by Vivienne Benesch, with music and lyrics by Piedmont, NC singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett. The first work fully commissioned by the University of North… Read More ›

The North American tour cast of The Color Purple includes (from left) Carla R. Stewart as Shug Avery, Adrianna Hicks as Celie, and Carrie Compere as Sofia (photo by Matthew Murphy)

Sympathy for The Devil? The Color Purple’s Gavin Gregory Makes the Case for "Mister"

The bodacious 2017-18 North American tour of The Color Purple: The Musical, based on the musical’s Tony Award®-winning 2015 Broadway Revival, produced by TROIKA Entertainment, LLC of Gaithersburg, MD et al., and brilliantly reimagined by 65-year-old Scottish director, choreographer, and set designer John Doyle, will roar into the Durham Performing Arts Center for eight high-octane… Read More ›