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Musical Phenomenon LES MISERABLES Revivals In Sao Paulo Musical Phenomenon LES MISERABLES Revivals In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - March 14, 2017

Winner of more than 125 international awards, the world's second longest-running musical ever, Les Miserables arrives at Teatro Renault, in Sao Paulo. Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, the show, in contrast to 19th-century France, tells an enthralling story of dreams, love, passion, sacrifice an... (more...)
BWW Review: 17 Years Later RENT Revivals in Brazil BWW Review: 17 Years Later RENT Revivals in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - January 16, 2017

Universal, translated into more than 22 languages and presented in more than 100 cities, RENT gets a new Brazilian production with presentations on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. How do you count one year of your life? The winner of the 4 Tony Awards (Best Musical, Best Song, Best Original Score and Best... (more...)
BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Phenomenon Reappears In New Brazilian Version By Möeller & Botelho BWW Review: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Phenomenon Reappears In New Brazilian Version By Möeller & Botelho
by Claudio Erlichman - November 16, 2016

The Rocky Horror Show is a rare theatrical phenomenon. After debuting in a small room in London's underground circuit in 1973, it became a movie, became a pop icon and never left the stage and movie screens. A true legion of fans helps maintain the aura of the musical, in special exhibitions, meetin... (more...)
BWW Review: TUDO E JAZZ (And the World Goes 'Round) Pays Tribute To The Great Kander & Ebb Musicals BWW Review: TUDO E JAZZ (And the World Goes 'Round) Pays Tribute To The Great Kander & Ebb Musicals
by Claudio Erlichman - October 13, 2016

Tudo E Jazz - Um Tributo Musical a Kander & Ebb (And the World Goes 'Round - the Songs of Kander & Ebb) debuts at Sao Paulo stage. The show, which brings together renowned names in the cast, is a tribute to the great musicals of the duo John Kander & Fred Ebb, successful Broadway composers, responsi... (more...)
BWW Review: 26 Years After Making Success in Film, GHOST – O MUSICAL Resurges on Stage as a Musical, in Many Ways Resembling the Movie. BWW Review: 26 Years After Making Success in Film, GHOST – O MUSICAL Resurges on Stage as a Musical, in Many Ways Resembling the Movie.
by Claudio Erlichman - September 12, 2016

Based on the hit 1990 romantic drama film of the same name, GHOST, a timeless fantasy about the power of love, had its Brazilian premiere at Teatro Bradesco in Sao Paulo. The plot centers on lovers Sam and Molly, who are attacked as they are returning to their apartment. When Sam dies he becomes cau... (more...)
BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars MY FAIR LADY Revival in Brazil BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars MY FAIR LADY Revival in Brazil
by Claudio Erlichman - September 01, 2016

Regarded as one of most popular musicals of all time, the classic My Fair Lady turns 60 and receives this month a new theatrical production signed by the Director Jorge Takla. With a great cast and live orchestra, the show - based on the classic Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - tells the story of ... (more...)
BWW Review: GODSPELL Has a Very Good Revival In Sao Paulo BWW Review: GODSPELL Has a Very Good Revival In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - August 22, 2016

Collecting premieres around the world since 1971, when it reached Broadway, the classical musical comedy by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, based on the parables of the Gospel of St. Matthew, is back to Sao Paulo with a new look, directed by Dagoberto Feliz... (more...)
BWW Review: 'URINETOWN' AND 'KISS ME, KATE' ARE THE BIG WINNERS OF 2ND PREMIO REVERENCIA at Teatro Alfa BWW Review: 'URINETOWN' AND 'KISS ME, KATE' ARE THE BIG WINNERS OF 2ND PREMIO REVERENCIA at Teatro Alfa
by Claudio Erlichman - July 21, 2016

Numa cerimonia de altissimo nivel que não ficou devendo em nada ao Premio Tony, foi realizada nesta terca feira, no Teatro Alfa a segunda edicão do Premio Reverencia, celebrando o teatro musical brasileiro.... (more...)
BWW Preview: THE REALISTIC JONESES (Os Realistas) Brings Debora Bloch to Sao Paulo at Teatro Porto Seguro BWW Preview: THE REALISTIC JONESES (Os Realistas) Brings Debora Bloch to Sao Paulo at Teatro Porto Seguro
by Claudio Erlichman - March 31, 2016

With Direction by Guilherme Weber the play brings in the cast Debora Bloch, Emilio De Mello, Fernando Eiras and Mariana Lima. Unprecedented in Latin America, 'The Realistic Joneses' was the debut of Will Eno on Broadway, in 2014.... (more...)
BWW Review: Magical: So Is The Musical RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Which Premiered This Week In Sao Paulo. BWW Review: Magical: So Is The Musical RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Which Premiered This Week In Sao Paulo.
by Claudio Erlichman - March 26, 2016

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella is a musical in two acts with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Douglas Carter Beane based partly on Hammerstein's 1957 book. The story is based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon, ou la P... (more...)
BWW Review: Due To The Success In Rio, OU TUDO OU NADA (The Full Monty) Opens In São Paulo In Short Season At Theatro NET-SP BWW Review: Due To The Success In Rio, OU TUDO OU NADA (The Full Monty) Opens In São Paulo In Short Season At Theatro NET-SP
by Claudio Erlichman - March 14, 2016

The Brazilian stage production of the musical created out from one of the great movie box office hits in the 1990s - The Full Monty - conquered the cariocas in their season of 5 months, directed by Tadeu Aguiar and Portuguese version by Artur Xexeo. In this musical production version, with a book by... (more...)
BWW Review: The Peanuts are Here: MEU AMIGO, CHARLIE BROWN (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown ) opens at the Frei Caneca Theater BWW Review: The Peanuts are Here: MEU AMIGO, CHARLIE BROWN (You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown ) opens at the Frei Caneca Theater
by Claudio Erlichman - March 08, 2016

Charles Schulz's beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner's classic musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn't give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Sno... (more...)
BWW Review: Named as the Musical of the Decade, WICKED Opens in Sao Paulo BWW Review: Named as the Musical of the Decade, WICKED Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - March 04, 2016

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. F... (more...)
BWW Review: With A Score By George And Ira Gershwin, ANTES TARDE DO QUE NUNCA (NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT) Opens In Sao Paulo BWW Review: With A Score By George And Ira Gershwin, ANTES TARDE DO QUE NUNCA (NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT) Opens In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - August 26, 2015

?The Broadway musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, with book by Joe DiPietro, inspired by material by Guy Bolton and PG Wodehouse, debuts at Teatro CETIP, in Sao Paulo, with adaptation by Miguel Falabella, who also assumes the role of playboy Jimmy Winter. The show is set in New York in the 20s, whe... (more...)
BWW Reviews: In The Midst Of The Biggest Water Supply Crisis In Sao Paulo, 'URINAL - O Musical' (Urinetown) Debuts With Very Crowded Sessions. BWW Reviews: In The Midst Of The Biggest Water Supply Crisis In Sao Paulo, 'URINAL - O Musical' (Urinetown) Debuts With Very Crowded Sessions.
by Claudio Erlichman - May 06, 2015

URINAL - O Musical, the Brazilian version of URINITOWN, directed by Ze Henrique de Paula, arrives in Sao Paulo at the Teatro do Nucleo Experimental, in Barra Funda. The stage production, whose project was awarded by Ze Renato Theater Award, has as its main inspiration the German cabarets of the firs... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Interactive and Sensorial Fuerza Bruta Arrives in São Paulo With the Show WAYRA BWW Reviews: Interactive and Sensorial Fuerza Bruta Arrives in São Paulo With the Show WAYRA
by Claudio Erlichman - April 14, 2015

Fuerza Bruta chega ao Brasil com Wayra. O show e um grande sucesso entre publico e critica e ja esteve em muitos lugares ao redor do mundo. Em Nova York, Fuerza Bruta tem uma companhia permanente no Teatro Daryl Roth desde 2007. Na Argentina, onde a companhia nasceu, Wayra residiu nos anos de 2010, ... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Now in Brazil, SIM! EU ACEITO! – UMA COMEDIA MUSICAL BWW Reviews: Now in Brazil, SIM! EU ACEITO! – UMA COMEDIA MUSICAL
by Claudio Erlichman - March 20, 2015

I Do! I Do! opened on Broadway in 1966, with lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, starring Robert Preston and Mary Martin, with eight Tony nominations, winning best actor. Who gave life to the couple in the American tour were the heartthrob Rock Hudson and comedian Carol Burnett. This gr... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Director Wolf Maya Revivals NUNSENSE in São Paulo BWW Reviews: Director Wolf Maya Revivals NUNSENSE in São Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - January 20, 2015

After 30 years of it first stage production in Brazil, director Wolf Maya revivals 'Nunsense' in São Paulo.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: With Top Names of Brazilian Musical Theatre, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Runs Until June 29th in Sao Paulo BWW Reviews: With Top Names of Brazilian Musical Theatre, THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Runs Until June 29th in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - April 03, 2014

In an unprecedented initiative in Brazil, SESI-SP produces The Drowsy Chaperone, part of SESI-SP Educational Project Musical Theatre (that includes the show and vocational training in music theater), and (this is amazing) free tickets.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: SE EU FOSSE VOCÊ - a Brazilian movie hit is now a stage musical in Rio de Janeiro. BWW Reviews: SE EU FOSSE VOCÊ - a Brazilian movie hit is now a stage musical in Rio de Janeiro.
by Paulo Afonso De Lima - March 31, 2014

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BWW Reviews: After 44 years of its Debut, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is Revived in Sao Paulo Under Much Controversy BWW Reviews: After 44 years of its Debut, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is Revived in Sao Paulo Under Much Controversy
by Claudio Erlichman - March 14, 2014

With a young, cohesive and full of energy cast, the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar gets a revival in São Paulo, in a version with high levels of emotion, watching the last days of Jesus.... (more...)
'BWW REVIEWS: CRAZY FOR YOU opens in São Paulo with original Stroman choreography.' 'BWW REVIEWS: CRAZY FOR YOU opens in São Paulo with original Stroman choreography.'
by Claudio Erlichman - February 26, 2014

After watching Crazy for You in New York City in 1992, Claudia Raia dreamed of one day producing this musical in Brazil. Two decades later, she finally makes her wish come true with an outstanding show at the Teatro Bradesco, São Paulo, directed by José Possi Neto, original choreography by Susan St... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Prior to BLACK ORPHEUS on Broadway, Möeller e Botelho open in Rio the remarkable TODOS OS MUSICAIS DE CHICO BUARQUE IN 90 MINUTES. BWW Reviews: Prior to BLACK ORPHEUS on Broadway, Möeller e Botelho open in Rio the remarkable TODOS OS MUSICAIS DE CHICO BUARQUE IN 90 MINUTES.
by Paulo Afonso De Lima - January 10, 2014

Charles Moeller and Claudio Botelho, who are in charge of the book and concept of BLACK ORPHEUS to be seen this year on Broadway, produced by Stephen Byrd, open in Rio 'All Chico Buarque's Musicals in 90 minutes', a theatrical love letter to one of Brazilian most gifted stage, movie and popular comp... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HOW TO SUCCEED Opens in Rio! BWW Reviews: HOW TO SUCCEED Opens in Rio!
by Paulo Afonso De Lima - March 11, 2013

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING (Como Vencer na Vida sem fazer Forca) opened in Rio de Janeiro with a revised Brazilian production, directed by top musical theatre directors Claudio Botelho and Charles Moeller. Mr. Botelho and Mr. Moeller will soon reach the London West End and Broa... (more...)
BWW Reviews: MILTON NASCIMENTO - A Musical Tapestry of Wonders BWW Reviews: MILTON NASCIMENTO - A Musical Tapestry of Wonders
by Paulo Afonso De Lima - August 13, 2012

Milton Nascimento - Nada Será Como Antes, is really a theatrical tapestry of wonders that celebrates the work of one of the most gifted Brazilian composers. At the new Theatro Net in Rio de Janeiro, Moeller and Botelho once again make history in Brazilian Musical Theatre with this delicate piece of ... (more...)