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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Atlanta

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Atlanta (more...)
Heritage High School's LES MISERABLES Tops 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; All the Winners! Heritage High School's LES MISERABLES Tops 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Atlanta

ArtsBridge Foundation, producer of the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards, announces the 2017 Shuler Awards winners. (more...)
Lambert High School to Groove with GREASE This May Lambert High School to Groove with GREASE This May
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Atlanta

Take a trip back to the 1950's as the Acting Troupe of Lambert moves and grooves in Grease, the original high-school musical! (more...)
Video Recap! Jodi Benson, Kenny Leon, and More Walk the Shuler Hensley Awards Red Carpet, Plus Performance Clips Video Recap! Jodi Benson, Kenny Leon, and More Walk the Shuler Hensley Awards Red Carpet, Plus Performance Clips
by Sally Henry on April 21, 2017 in Atlanta

BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)
John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017! John's Creek, Heritage, and More Take Home Shuler Hensley Awards 2017!
by Sally Henry on April 20, 2017 in Atlanta

The winners are in! BroadwayWorld was on the scene at the Cobb Energy Center bringing you up-to-the-minute updates on Georgia's 9th annual high school musical theatre awards, The Shuler Hensleys. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Atlanta

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW News Desk on April 21, 2017 in Atlanta

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 2017 in Atlanta

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Alliance Theatre Announces Winners of Two New Works Initiatives Alliance Theatre Announces Winners of Two New Works Initiatives
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Atlanta

The Alliance Theatre commits extensive resources annually to supporting and developing new work and new artists through two nationally recognized programs - the Alliance/Kendeda National Graduate Playwriting Competition and the Reiser Atlanta Artists Lab. The Alliance today announced the winner and finalists of the 15th Alliance/Kendeda Competition as well as the three projects chosen for development in the 4th annual Reiser Lab.  (more...)
Fox Theatre Slates SATURDAY SOUL SERIES Lineup; On Sale Now! Fox Theatre Slates SATURDAY SOUL SERIES Lineup; On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Atlanta

The Fox Theatre will present the Saturday Soul Series, a four-part concert event, starting in June and continuing into the fall 2017. (more...)
HAMILTON's Nik Walker to Headline Actor's Express Gala HAMILTON's Nik Walker to Headline Actor's Express Gala
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Atlanta

Actor's Express will present its gala Broadway at Atlanta Contemporary on Saturday, May 20 from 7-10 PM. This year Nik Walker from the Broadway cast of the Tony Award- winning musical Hamilton will headline the event. (more...)
SHOPKINS LIVE! Comes to Atlanta Center This Fall SHOPKINS LIVE! Comes to Atlanta Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Atlanta

Shopkins Live! (www.shopkinsliveontour.com), the first live theatrical production based on the phenomenally successful Shopkins toy brand will bring the national tour to Atlanta's Fox Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 3 p.m.  (more...)
IN THE HEIGHTS presented by The Performer's Warehouse This Spring IN THE HEIGHTS presented by The Performer's Warehouse This Spring
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Atlanta

Join the cast of Performer's Warehouse Productions of 'In The Heights' as they take the stage April 28-30 at the Milton Center Theatre. (more...)
Tickets On Sale for Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour! Tickets On Sale for Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour!
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Atlanta

For celebrating Mother's Day, there's no better place to explore than the 10 breathtaking gardens featured on the annual Gardens for Connoisseurs Tour Saturday and Sunday, May 13 - 14. (more...)
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Hold Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in Atlanta ONCE ON THIS ISLAND To Hold Open Call for 'Ti Moune' in Atlanta
by Stephanie Wild on April 17, 2017 in Atlanta

The team behind ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, coming to Broadway in Fall 2017, has just announced it will be holding an open casting call in Atlanta, GA on April 30. (more...)
Earl Billings to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at True Colors Theatre Company Earl Billings to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at True Colors Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in Atlanta

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company presents the Atlanta premiere of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning dramedy, Between Riverside and Crazy written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric J. Little. (more...)
Newnan Theatre Company to Fly High with BOEING BOEING Newnan Theatre Company to Fly High with BOEING BOEING
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in Atlanta

It's the 'Swinging 60's,' when everyone was high on love and life in Marc Capoletti's classic farce, Boeing, Boeing. The scene is Paris. The City of Lights has always been romantic, but for one man, it's three times the fun. In Newnan Theatre Company's latest production, the laughs are everywhere, and so are the beautiful women. (more...)
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Play Fox Theatre this August AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Play Fox Theatre this August
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in Atlanta

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Atlanta's Fox Theatre for a limited one-week engagement August 15-20 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2016/2017 season.  (more...)
BWW Feature: THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD at Out Front Theatre Company BWW Feature: THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD at Out Front Theatre Company
by Justin Cole Adams on April 16, 2017 in Atlanta

Atlanta's Out Front Theatre Company tells THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER for their 2016/2017 season. (more...)
BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Atlanta Lyric Theatre BWW Review: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Atlanta Lyric Theatre
by Amy Zipperer on April 17, 2017 in Atlanta

If his four shows currently running on Broadway are any indication, 2017 is the year of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber is the first composer to have four simultaneously-running Broadway shows since Rodgers and Hammerstein managed the feat in 1953. And Atlanta Lyric Theatre is joining in the Webber conversation this spring with their production of Jesus Christ Superstar, a rock opera with music by Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The popular show, which has seen an impressive three Broadway revivals since its Broadway debut in 1971, has always been and is still beset with difficulties. Most problematic is that Rice's lyrics aren't nearly as worthy of note as Webber's music. As the show is sung- through with no spoken dialogue, the lyrics are responsible for the bulk of the storytelling, but the characterizations of nearly all of the principal characters are thin and unsatisfying. Still, Alan Kilpatrick, the director of Atlanta Lyric Theatre's production, does a nice job with his retelling. Though the choreography is somewhat uneven, the cast is, for the most part, musically strong, especially in the case of Haden Rider who, in his role of Jesus, turns out to be this production's superstar. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW on April 16, 2017 in Atlanta

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Atlanta (more...)
BWW Preview: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at The Vineyard Cafe And Dinner Theatre BWW Preview: BAREFOOT IN THE PARK at The Vineyard Cafe And Dinner Theatre
by Amy Zipperer on April 14, 2017 in Atlanta

The Vineyard Cafe and Dinner Theatre will present Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park later this month in their intimate venue in Marietta Square, and they'll be serving up their comedy with a side of Italian dinner favorites.  That combo makes this the perfect date-night outing.  (more...)
Broadway in Atlanta Offering Student Rush for RIVERDANCE at Fox Theatre Broadway in Atlanta Offering Student Rush for RIVERDANCE at Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2017 in Atlanta

Local college students looking to experience an evening of iconic Irish dancing are in for a treat as Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is offering a special $25 Student Rush Ticket for the debut engagement of RIVERDANCE - The 20th Anniversary World Tour, playing at Atlanta's Fox Theatre May 5-7 as a 2016/2017 season special. (more...)
Get Ready for the Show! 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards to Air on GPB Later This Month Get Ready for the Show! 2017 Shuler Hensley Awards to Air on GPB Later This Month
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2017 in Atlanta

If you can't get enough Cats, Legally Blonde and Dreamgirls, and you know that Grease and Hairspray aren't just styling products, you'll want to tune in to the 9th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 14, 2017 in Atlanta

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)