Before he was Shakespeare with a capital “S,” he was just plain Will (Nicholas Carriere), an ordinary guy—a fledgling playwright, somewhat disheveled, a bit of a skirt-chaser, and frantic for a play that will rival the mellifluous prose of his friend and rival Kit Marlowe (Avery Glymph).
What keeps our butts in the pews? Is it faith, fellowship, fear of hellfire, or infatuation with the charismatic preacher up at the pulpit?
The big question in Jazz is—where’s the music? This world premiere adaptation by Nambi E. Kelley of Toni Morrison’s 1992 book isn’t meant to be a song-and-dance show, but still it lacks the musicality and rhythm you associate with jazz and the musical structure used by Morrison when writing the book.
Having remodeled its physical plant, created a small black box playing space, and renamed itself, Baltimore Center Stage has picked a 2017-2018 season designed to shake up its audience’s mind, soul and heart.
No longer do we need to shudder to think what Blanche DuBois from A Streetcar Named Desire and Martha from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf would be like as mothers.
The name Donny Hathaway probably doesn’t ring too many bells these days—certainly not as many as Stevie Wonder or Roberta Flack, his contemporaries—but you likely sing him every Christmas (“This Christmas”) and hear his influence in pop hits performed by Justin Timberlake and Amy Winehouse, who both cite him as an inspiration. Not only did Hathaway […]
After more than a year-long renovation, Baltimore Center Stage unveils its new modern look—spacious, welcoming, sleek and inspirational—with an equally visually captivating and enchanting production of Mary Zimmerman’s The White Snake.
“…puppetry, projections, dance and live music, will capture the imagination of the audience.” That was Michael Ross, Managing Director of Baltimore Center Stage, talking with DCTS about Mary Zimmerman’s The White Snake which will open the company’s newly renovated Head Theatre.
Since its founding in 1963, Center Stage has grown into an important cultural resource, touching the lives of thousands of people in the Baltimore area each year. The popular theater has recently undergone a major $28 million renovation, being revealed in its grand opening on March 3rd, and a name change: from here on the company and its […]