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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Utah Rep to Present Gala!, Featuring BONNIE & CLYDE Original Cast Member, 11/8Utah Rep to Present Gala!, Featuring BONNIE & CLYDE Original Cast Member, 11/8
Posted: Nov. 7, 2013


BWW Reviews: The Livewire Broadway Musical AMERICAN IDIOT Ignites Salt Lake AudiencesBWW Reviews: The Livewire Broadway Musical AMERICAN IDIOT Ignites Salt Lake Audiences
Posted: Dec. 5, 2013


BWW Picks of the Season: Pioneer Theatre Company's ELF THE MUSICAL Leads Salt Lake Theatergoers' Wish ListBWW Picks of the Season: Pioneer Theatre Company's ELF THE MUSICAL Leads Salt Lake Theatergoers' Wish List
Posted: Dec. 16, 2013


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
Posted: Mar. 2, 2014


BWW Reviews: VENUS IN FUR at Salt Lake Acting Company Brilliantly ProducedBWW Reviews: VENUS IN FUR at Salt Lake Acting Company Brilliantly Produced
Posted: Sep. 30, 2013


BWW Interviews: Composer Frank Wildhorn Meets With Utah Rep's BONNIE & CLYDE Team Before Utah PremiereBWW Interviews: Composer Frank Wildhorn Meets With Utah Rep's BONNIE & CLYDE Team Before Utah Premiere
Posted: Oct. 28, 2013


BWW Reviews: Lead Actress Completely Charming in Hale Center Theater's KISS AND TELLBWW Reviews: Lead Actress Completely Charming in Hale Center Theater's KISS AND TELL
Posted: Jan. 24, 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.'
BWW Reviews: U of U Charmingly Stages SHE LOVES MEBWW Reviews: U of U Charmingly Stages SHE LOVES ME
February 11, 2014

The University of Utah's Department of Theatre production of 'She Loves Me' embraces the musical's unabashed romanticism and lovingly reveals its many charms.
BWW Reviews: Lead Actress Completely Charming in Hale Center Theater's KISS AND TELLBWW Reviews: Lead Actress Completely Charming in Hale Center Theater's KISS AND TELL
January 24, 2014

'Kiss and Tell' is a completely charming comedy at Hale Center Theater Orem that stars the completely charming Brighton Quinn Hertford in the lead role.
Utah Rep to Stage Utah Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, 1/7Utah Rep to Stage Utah Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, 1/7
December 30, 2013

Frank Wildhorn musical tells adventure-filled story of the armed and amorous, real-life outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who garnered folk-hero status as the first celebrity criminal duo.
BWW Picks of the Season: Pioneer Theatre Company's ELF THE MUSICAL Leads Salt Lake Theatergoers' Wish ListBWW Picks of the Season: Pioneer Theatre Company's ELF THE MUSICAL Leads Salt Lake Theatergoers' Wish List
December 16, 2013

As Salt Lakers learned at Pioneer Theatre Company's ELF THE MUSICAL, there really is a Santa Claus. And he really does monitor our wish lists. They are all on his iPhone.
BWW Reviews: The Livewire Broadway Musical AMERICAN IDIOT Ignites Salt Lake AudiencesBWW Reviews: The Livewire Broadway Musical AMERICAN IDIOT Ignites Salt Lake Audiences
December 5, 2013

The Broadway Across America national tour rolled into Salt Lake City for a three-performance run, and the cast created a highly entertaining, stirring production of this musical snapshot of a teenage wasteland.
Utah Rep to Present Gala!, Featuring BONNIE & CLYDE Original Cast Member, 11/8Utah Rep to Present Gala!, Featuring BONNIE & CLYDE Original Cast Member, 11/8
November 7, 2013

Wanted! Dead or Alive Is Theme to Mark the Company's Utah Premiere Production of Frank Wildhorn Musical
BWW Reviews: Salt Lake Acting Company's GOOD PEOPLE Is Very, Very Good TheaterBWW Reviews: Salt Lake Acting Company's GOOD PEOPLE Is Very, Very Good Theater
November 5, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning David Lindsay-Abaire's 'Good People' is strengthened by Salt Lake Acting Company's expert staging of his fascinating play.
BWW Reviews: Emotions Run Deep in Pioneer Theatre's Smartly Directed OTHER DESERT CITIESBWW Reviews: Emotions Run Deep in Pioneer Theatre's Smartly Directed OTHER DESERT CITIES
November 1, 2013

Credit director Charles Morey for the excellence of Pioneer Theatre Company's production of 'Other Desert Cities.' It's the delicate balance between spontaneous comedy and intense family drama that he so smartly achieves that makes the play so enjoyable.
BWW Interviews: Concert by Local Favorite Actress to 'Reflect the Beauty of Autumn'BWW Interviews: Concert by Local Favorite Actress to 'Reflect the Beauty of Autumn'
October 30, 2013

"To reflect the beauty of autumn," American Shakespeare Center veteran and popular Utah singer-actress Eve Speer will present "Autumn Song: A Musical Evening" Friday, Nov. 8, in the Chateau at Le Jardin in Sandy, Utah.
BWW Interviews: Composer Frank Wildhorn Meets With Utah Rep's BONNIE & CLYDE Team Before Utah PremiereBWW Interviews: Composer Frank Wildhorn Meets With Utah Rep's BONNIE & CLYDE Team Before Utah Premiere
October 28, 2013

Creative team members of Utah Repertory Theater Company's 'Bonnie & Clyde' had the rare opportunity to meet with composer Frank Wildhorn in preparation for the company's Utah premiere of the musical.
Pioneer Performing Arts High School Stages Fund-Raising Cabaret for Utah Repertory Theater CompanyPioneer Performing Arts High School Stages Fund-Raising Cabaret for Utah Repertory Theater Company
October 28, 2013

Through independent initiative, students of the Pioneer High School of the Performing Arts planned and participated in a fund-raising cabaret for Utah Repertory Theater Company.
BWW Reviews: Strong Storytelling Makes IN THE HEIGHTS EngagingBWW Reviews: Strong Storytelling Makes IN THE HEIGHTS Engaging
October 21, 2013

Jubilantly celebrating love of community and strong family bonds, 'In the Heights' should be warmly embraced by Hale Center Theater Orem patrons.


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