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 Reviews: AMADEUS and CHARLEY'S AUNT at Utah Shakespeare FestivalBWW Reviews: AMADEUS and CHARLEY'S AUNT at Utah Shakespeare Festival
Posted: Jul. 17, 2015


BWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC at Utah Shakespeare FestivalBWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC at Utah Shakespeare Festival
Posted: Jul. 25, 2015


BWW Feature: New Performance Space/Vocal Studio Opens in SLCBWW Feature: New Performance Space/Vocal Studio Opens in SLC
Posted: Jul. 17, 2015


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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 Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC at Utah Shakespeare FestivalBWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC at Utah Shakespeare Festival
July 25, 2015

With its glorious, unabashedly romantic score, it's easy to forget that Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan had more in mind than two pairs of opposites-attracts couples when they wrote 'South Pacific.'
BWW Reviews: AMADEUS and CHARLEY'S AUNT at Utah Shakespeare FestivalBWW Reviews: AMADEUS and CHARLEY'S AUNT at Utah Shakespeare Festival
July 17, 2015

BWW Feature: New Performance Space/Vocal Studio Opens in SLCBWW Feature: New Performance Space/Vocal Studio Opens in SLC
July 17, 2015

BWW Previews: ORDINARY DAYS Composer to Appear at Utah Rep's Opening of Regional PremiereBWW Previews: ORDINARY DAYS Composer to Appear at Utah Rep's Opening of Regional Premiere
June 23, 2015

To celebrate the regional premiere of the Off-Broadway hit 'Ordinary Days,' Utah Repertory Theater Company has invited the show's acclaimed composer Adam Gwon to the opening night performance, July 10, 2015.
BWW Feature: Utah Rep to Stage Regional Premiere of Off-Broadway Hit ORDINARY DAYSBWW Feature: Utah Rep to Stage Regional Premiere of Off-Broadway Hit ORDINARY DAYS
June 12, 2015

All the Must-See Charm of 'Friends' with Attractive Music by a Rising Star Composer
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 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.


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