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Blair Howell

Blair Howell Blair Howell's career is in the professional publishing arena (for more years than he cares to remember), with a longstanding interest in theater. He found it to be great fun to live in New Canaan, Connecticut, with easy access to the Great White Way. But now, Blair lives in Salt Lake City (a long, not interesting story). The much-lamented move has allowed him to be more active in regional theater. He now covers theater and the arts for the Deseret News, Utah's oldest, continuously-published metro daily newspaper, and has written for various theater-related national magazines and websites.
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BWW Feature: Utah Rep's State Premiere Production of BARE to Raise Funds for LGBT Youth Support OrganizationBWW Feature: BARE at Utah Repertory Theater Company
Posted: Dec. 10, 2014


Pioneer Theatre Company Unveils 'Best Theater Sound System in the State'Pioneer Theatre Company Unveils 'Best Theater Sound System in the State'
Posted: Dec. 1, 2014


BWW Reviews: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW CONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW CONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre Company
Posted: Oct. 25, 2014


BWW Reviews: I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Salt Lake Acting CompanyBWW Reviews: I’LL EAT YOU LAST at Salt Lake Acting Company
Posted: Oct. 9, 2014


BWW Interviews: Tony Vincent of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW—CONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Interviews: Tony Vincent of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, CONCERT VERSION
Posted: Oct. 19, 2014


Utah Premiere of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Prompts Record-Breaking Kickstarter Funding SuccessAUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Prompts Record-Breaking Kickstarter Success
Posted: Jul. 28, 2014


Executive Board Formed to Manage Utah Rep's GrowthExecutive Board Formed to Manage Utah Rep's Growth
Posted: Apr. 21, 2015


BWW Previews: RABBIT HOLE at Utah Repertory Theater CompanyBWW Previews: RABBIT HOLE at Utah Repertory Theater Company
April 22, 2015

Utah Repertory Theater Company will stage the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama 'Rabbit Hole' May 8-24 at Midvale Main St. Theatre.
Executive Board Formed to Manage Utah Rep's GrowthExecutive Board Formed to Manage Utah Rep's Growth
April 21, 2015

Utah Repertory Theater Company has announced the formation of an Executive Board. This new board of directors will augment the work of the existing Artistic Board that has been in place since the company's founding on Dec. 12, 2012.
BWW Reviews: ONCE at Kingsbury HallBWW Reviews: ONCE at Kingsbury Hall
April 9, 2015

'Once' is not a boy-and-girl-fall-in-love musical. There is a love story between boy, here named Guy, and a girl, named Girl, but their love never comes to fruition.
BWW Previews: THE LAST 5 YEARS at Utah Repertory Theater CompanyBWW Previews: THE LAST 5 YEARS at Utah Repertory Theater Company
February 16, 2015

Utah Rep's 'The Last 5 Years' Opens in Advance of Film Version in Utah
BWW Feature: Utah Rep's BARE Preview Raises 'Phenomenal' Donations for Youth Support GroupBWW Feature: Utah Rep's BARE Preview Raises 'Phenomenal' Donations for Youth Support Group
January 14, 2015

Utah Repertory Theater Company's Champagne Brunch Preview for its regional premiere production of 'Bare' was a 'phenomenal success,' according to Artistic Director Johnny Hebda. Donations were made to a nonprofit youth support organization, which provides services to youth and those affected by homelessness.
BWW Feature: Utah Rep's State Premiere Production of BARE to Raise Funds for LGBT Youth Support OrganizationBWW Feature: Utah Rep's State Premiere Production of BARE to Raise Funds for LGBT Youth Support Organization
December 10, 2014

In connection with its Utah premiere production of the explosive rock musical 'Bare,' Utah Repertory Theater Company is partnering with the Ogden-based OUTreach Resource Centers to bring the organization's much needed youth support services to Salt Lake City-area communities, with a $15,000 fund-raising goal.
Pioneer Theatre Company Unveils 'Best Theater Sound System in the State'Pioneer Theatre Company Unveils 'Best Theater Sound System in the State'
December 1, 2014

BWW Reviews: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Salt Lake Acting CompanyBWW Reviews: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Salt Lake Acting Company
November 3, 2014

BWW Feature: Utah Repertory Theater Company Hosts [TITLE OF SHOW] Tony-Nominated Writer Hunter Bell for Opening Weekend, WorkshopBWW Feature: Utah Repertory Theater Company Hosts [TITLE OF SHOW] Tony-Nominated Writer Hunter Bell for Opening Weekend, Workshop
October 27, 2014

Utah Repertory Theater Company will stage the state premiere of the Broadway musical '[title of show]' Nov. 7-16, 2014, at the Sugar Space Black Box Theater in Sugarhouse and Nov. 21-22 at the Covey Center in Provo.
BWW Reviews: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW CONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW CONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre Company
October 25, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company - in its first foray into a limited-engagement, concert-only staging as an add-on to its regular season - invites theatergoers to come up to the lab to see what's on the slab.
BWW Interviews: Tony Vincent of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOWCONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Interviews: Tony Vincent of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOWCONCERT VERSION at Pioneer Theatre Company
October 19, 2014

BWW Reviews: I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Salt Lake Acting CompanyBWW Reviews: I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Salt Lake Acting Company
October 9, 2014

BWW Interviews: Utah Rep Inaugurates 2nd Stage Series with LOVE LETTERSBWW Interviews: Utah Rep Inaugurates 2nd Stage Series with LOVE LETTERS
August 10, 2014

The first production in Utah Rep's 2nd Stage series is LOVE LETTERS, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The readers' theater drama stars two highly acclaimed Utah performers: Mark and April Fossen, under the direction of Chase Ramsey.
BWW Previews: 2015 Utah Rep Season Includes Two State Premieres and Three Best Play Tony WinnersBWW Previews: 2015 Utah Rep Season Includes Two State Premieres and Three Best Play Tony Winners
August 4, 2014

Utah Repertory Theater Company has announced its third season of five shows, with the 'Season of Levity and Consternation' as the year's theme.
Utah Premiere of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Prompts Record-Breaking Kickstarter Funding SuccessUtah Premiere of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Prompts Record-Breaking Kickstarter Funding Success
July 28, 2014

A Kickstarter campaign for the Utah Repertory Theater Company/Silver Summit Theatre co-production of the Utah premiere of "August: Osage County" raised a record amount of $5,000.
BWW Reviews: Pixie Dust Fuels Hale Center Theater's PETER PAN to Innovative EnchantmentBWW Reviews: Pixie Dust Fuels Hale Center Theater's PETER PAN to Innovative Enchantment
May 16, 2014

There is a singular magic to "Peter Pan," and HCTO captures all of the musical's charms. This fairy-dusted production sparkles - and furthers the company's reputation for innovative excellence.
Utah Rep/Around the Globe Opens Utah Premiere of Darkly Funny GRACE TonightUtah Rep/Around the Globe Opens Utah Premiere of Darkly Funny GRACE Tonight
April 25, 2014

Murder, romance, faith and betrayal make for an explosive combination in the darkly funny and provocative drama 'Grace.' Utah Repertory Theater Company/Around the Globe Theatre will stage this Utah premiere co-production tonight, April 25-May 10 at the Sugar Space Theatre in Salt Lake City.
Utah Rep/Around the Globe Announces the Utah Premiere of Darkly Funny GRACE, 4/25Utah Rep/Around the Globe Announces the Utah Premiere of Darkly Funny GRACE, 4/25
March 27, 2014

Murder, romance, faith and betrayal make for an explosive combination in the darkly funny and provocative drama 'Grace.' Utah Repertory Theater Company/Around the Globe Theatre will stage this Utah premiere co-production April 25-May 10 at the Sugar Space Theatre in Salt Lake City.
Utah Rep Continues 2014 with 'Season of Premieres' and Launches Season Ticket SalesUtah Rep Continues 2014 with 'Season of Premieres' and Launches Season Ticket Sales
March 6, 2014

Utah Repertory Theater Company's Utah premiere productions in 2014 are 'Grace,' 'August: Osage County,' '[title of show]' and 'Bare.' The company launched the season with the Frank Wildhorn musical 'Bonnie & Clyde.'
BWW Reviews: Hale Orem's BIG RIVER Is Expertly Staged, Highly Entertaining  and UpliftingBWW Reviews: Hale Orem's BIG RIVER Is Expertly Staged, Highly Entertaining and Uplifting
March 2, 2014

It happens all too rarely, but at times you just want to say, 'Go see this show. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.' With Hale Center Theater Orem's current production, I just want to say, 'Go see 'Big River.' I'm sure you'll enjoy it.'


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