BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Boston in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

AMERICAN IDIOT Jolts the Senses


National tour of 2010 Tony-nominated rock musical 'Green Day's American Idiot' electrifies Boston with hard-driving message of alienation and finding one's way back home... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Dr. Ruth, John Rando, et al. Slated for Barrington Stage Company's 2012 Season


At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Stage 2, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the complete season of performances that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Mains... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, et al. Nominated for IRNE Awards!


The Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards recognize the extraordinary wealth of talent in the Boston theatre community, and this year's nominations have just been announced. IRNE Reviewer... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

THE ADDAMS FAMILY: More Mediocre Than Macabre


National tour of revamped Broadway musical based on the darkly humorous comics of Charles Addams is more sweetly traditional than deliciously cutting edge... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Developmental Production of DARLING, A NEW MUSICAL to be Presented at Emerson College, 3/1 & 2


Following nearly two months of on-campus development, Retrop Productions and Emerson College's RareWorks Theatre Company, in association with Kurt Deutsch, President and Founder of Sh-K Boom Records, ... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Broadway In Boston 2012-2013 Season to Include BOOK OF MORMON, WICKED, War Horse


Broadway In Boston announces the upcoming 2012-2013 Lexus Broadway Season which will include eight theatrical productions at the Boston Opera House and the venerable Citi Performing Arts Center Coloni... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Diane Paulus-Helmed PIPPIN Plays A.R.T. in December; Is Broadway Next?


American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced that it will present the musical Pippin as part of its 2012 - 13 Season. The production will be directed by Diane Paulus with choreography by Gypsy Sn... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: SpeakEasy Stage Company Honors Broadway's Alice Ripley and Boston's Paula Plum


In its 21st Anniversary Gala, SpeakEasy Stage Company of Boston pays tribute to Alice Ripley, the Tony Award-winning star of 'Next to Normal,' the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning musical currently perform... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

MEMPHIS Announces National Tour Stops Through 2013!


Hockadoo! The 2010 Tony winning Best Musical MEMPHIS will continue to blow the roof off of theatres across the country into the 2012 -2013 season. The season will kick off on September 11th in Portlan... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

CARRIE to be Available for Amateur & School License; Boston First


The New York Times reports tonight that 'the creators and MCC said one successful result of the revival is that the musical would become a licensable property available for productions at high schools... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Patti LuPone, Seth Rudetsky to Play Provincetown Art House This July


Patti LuPone won her second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as well Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for her performance as Rose in the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy, a... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Looking Ahead to the Boston Pops New Season with Bernadette Peters & More!


Recently, conductor Keith Lockhart was joined by Bernadette Peters to present the schedule for the Boston Pops' Spring 2012 season. Peters was the guest during the Opening Night concert at Boston's be... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: OPENING NIGHT AT POPS WITH Bernadette Peters


The Boston Pops Orchestra, Keith Lockhart Conducting: Opening Night with Guest Artists Maggie Scott, Michael Chertock, Bernadette Peters; Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at Symphony Hall. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood of AVENUE Q


The Lyric Stage Company production of AVENUE Q rivals the national tour that passed this way four years ago. The run has been extended (twice) by popular demand to July 1st. Director Spiro Veloudos ha... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour Cast Unveiled - Creel, Gertner, Ware, Henson, Mambo & More!


Original Broadway cast member Jared Gertner will star as Elder Cunningham in the First National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, launching in Denver from August 14-September 2 at The Ellie Caulkins Opera H... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth TAKES BOSTON BY STORM


IN CONCERT Kristin Chenoweth National Tour blew into the Boston Opera House on the heels of a wind and rain-driven thunder squall for one night only. Backed by an 11-piece orchestra and a trio of trip... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: A CHORUS LINE at Reagle Music Theatre


Lorenzo Lamas gets top billing as Zach in the 44th season opener at Reagle Music Theatre in Waltham. He is joined by a stellar cast of twenty-six young people vying for their place on the line. This i... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of NSMT's ANNIE


ANNIE, one of the best-loved family musicals of all time, takes center stage at North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) now through Sunday, July 29. Get a sneak peek at the production by clicking the video ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: Friars Club COMEDY FESTIVAL Plays Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center


Due to recent health issues, Freddie Roman was unable to perform in the Friars Club Comedy Festival which he curated for the Mahaiwe and had planned to host. The show went on in Freddie's honor, with ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Jeff McCarthy, Lizbeth MacKay and More in Barrington Stage's ALL MY SONS


Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, under the leadership of Artistic Director, Julianne Boyd, and Managing Director, TriStan Wilson, presents Arthur Miller's la... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

MARY POPPINS Boston Engagement Cancelled Due to Tour Re-Route


Broadway In Boston has announced that the return engagement of MARY POPPINS has been cancelled due to the re-routing of the tour. Previously announced for May 2013, the recent change in the show's roa... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: CHAD DEITY Is A Body Slam


Grab a ringside seat at Company One's production of Kristoffer Diaz's Obie Award-winning play to find out just how much professional wrestling has in common with the theater arts. Not for the faint of... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and More in THE ELEPHANT MAN at Williamstown Theatre Festival


Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Elephant Man, now running on the Nikos Stage through August 5. View new production photos below!... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: A Melange of Musical Theatre and Opera in THE MIKADO


The Lyric Stage Company opens its 39th season with an energetic and virtuosic production of Gilbert and Sullivan's beloved operetta, directed by Spiro Veloudos and music directed by Jonathan Goldberg,... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: Crossing Paths at HOMESTEAD CROSSING


Merrimack Repertory Theatre celebrates its rebirth with world premiere of Massachusetts playwright William Donnelly's HOMESTEAD CROSSING in co-production with Berkshire Theatre Group and Portland Stag... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: THE FAKUS: A NOIR at BCA


The Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts is the ideal venue for Centastage's atmospheric world premiere of THE FAKUS: A NOIR by Joe Byers. The small, dark space is tailor-made for the myste... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: THE COMPANY WE KEEP Snaps, Crackles, and Pops


Boston Playwrights' Theatre's THE COMPANY WE KEEP is a cross between WHO'S AFRAID OF Virginia Woolf and BOB AND CAROL AND TED AND ALICE and, like the blurb says, Jaclyn Villano's well-crafted new play... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: Get a Grip on A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE


Theatre on Fire opens eighth season at Charlestown Working Theater with Martin McDonagh's funny, dark comedy about one man's search for his long-lost appendage.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: THE CHOSEN at Lyric Stage


Spiro Veloudos chooses wisely when it comes to telling good stories and finding good directors to tell them. Daniel Gidron respects the religious and scholarly aspects of the book and delves deeply in... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: Boston Premiere of BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO


Are we at a sufficient remove from the last decade of wars in the Middle East to be able to step back and take an analytical view that is balanced or unbiased? In BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO, Raji... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: Bad Habit Offers 44 PLAYS FOR 44 PRESIDENTS


As if you haven't had enough of election year politics, now comes the 2012 National Plays for Presidents Festival. However, this lighthearted two-hour tour of presidential history is a good way to wea... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Review: Ah, Yes, I Remember It Well


Merrimack Repertory Theatre presents Kathleen Tolan's MEMORY HOUSE, a sweet play about a highly-charged emotional evening. An age-old tug of war is taking place between a divorced mother and her adopt... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

The Company Theatre Announces Full 2013 Season Including CHICAGO and SPAMALOT


Opening the exciting 2013 season is a national tour regional premiere of The Great American Trailer Park Musical, performing from February 13 through 17. "South Park" meets "Desperate Housewives" in t... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Holiday Concerts with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops


Keith Lockhart, conductor of the Boston Pops, discusses the orchestra's holiday season. He also talks about appearances that Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison will be making with them.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Boston Theatre Stories of 2012

Steps Off Broadway Productions Opens MR. MAGOO'S A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/8-16


Steps off Broadway Productions, Inc., will be performing the stage production of Mr. Magoo's: A Christmas Carol on December 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 PM and December 9 and 16 at 2:00 PM.... (read more...)

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