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BWW Review: Edward Fernandez as KING LEAR at EPAC BWW Review: Edward Fernandez as KING LEAR at EPAC
by Marakay Rogers on March 23, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Prepare to be astonished, delighted, and moved. (more...)
The RRazz Room New Hope Returns to Original Address The RRazz Room New Hope Returns to Original Address
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

In 2017, the talent performing at Bucks County's RRazz Room New Hope at The Clarion Hotel & Suites is a diverse mix of world class artists and area favorites. The RRazz Room proudly opens it season with the up and coming, rising star of Television's Glee, ALEX NEWELL. (more...)
BWW Review: HSC ROMEO AND JULIET Reminds Us That Shakespeare is Entertainment BWW Review: HSC ROMEO AND JULIET Reminds Us That Shakespeare is Entertainment
by Marakay Rogers on March 23, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

It's CALLED an Educational Outreach version. It IS putting fun back into watching Shakespeare. (more...)
BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits Heights at the Fulton BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Hits Heights at the Fulton
by Marakay Rogers on March 22, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

It's a hot summer weekend in Washington Heights, brought to Lancaster complete with an electric blackout. Anything can happen in the barrio, and it does. (more...)
Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Krauthammer Returns to the State Theatre on 4/20 Pulitzer Prize Winner Charles Krauthammer Returns to the State Theatre on 4/20
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

He is a Pulitzer Prize winner and has been named by The Financial Times as the most influential commentator in America. Washington Post Columnist and New York Times Best-selling author Charles Krauthammer returns to the State Theatre on Thursday, April 20th! (more...)
York Symphony Orchestra To Be Featured On NPR's FROM THE TOP, 4/15 York Symphony Orchestra To Be Featured On NPR's FROM THE TOP, 4/15
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

he York Symphony Orchestra will be featured in a national broadcast and live recording as they present NPR's From the Top with Host Christopher O'Riley, the preeminent showcase for young musicians on Saturday, April 15 at 4 p.m. at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center.  (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)
Theatre Horizon Concludes 12th Season with World Premiere of James Ijames' WHITE, 4/27- 5/21 Theatre Horizon Concludes 12th Season with World Premiere of James Ijames' WHITE, 4/27- 5/21
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Theatre Horizon's 12th season concludes with a World Premiere by a Philadelphia favorite. The theatre is presenting the World Premiere of James Ijames' smart and hilarious WHITE. Winner of the 2015 Terrence McNally New Play Award, WHITE runs April 27-May 21. Opening Night is Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $20-$35. Theatre Horizon is located at 401 DeKalb Street. Tickets and more information are available online at www.theatrehorizon.org or by phone at 610-283-2230. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood Gettysburg Community Theatre Announces 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, announces their 9th Annual Gala Concert Hooray For Hollywood to be held this Saturday, March 18th, 2017 with doors opening to the red carpet at 6:30pm at the Gettysburg College Union Ballroom located on campus near Lincoln and College Avenues in Gettysburg. (more...)
Olivia Newton-John Set to Return to the State Theatre in April Olivia Newton-John Set to Return to the State Theatre in April
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

With more than 100 million albums sold, Olivia Newton-John's successes include four Grammys, numerous Country Music, American Music and Peoples Choice Awards, an Emmy Award, 10 No. 1 hits and over 15 top 10 singles. For the first time since 2004, the Australian superstar returns to the State Theatre on Thursday, April 13. (more...)
Historical Literature Takes Center Stage at DreamWrights Historical Literature Takes Center Stage at DreamWrights
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Jane Austen's classic tale, Pride and Prejudice, opens at DreamWrights this spring with an all teenaged cast and, like the book, explores preconceptions in a time gone by. Guest Director, Rodd Robertson explains, "The show is a true classic. The adaptation is very good and I think audiences will be delighted by our production." (more...)
BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg BWW Review: LOVE FROM A STRANGER at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler on March 16, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

The suspenseful mystery genre of theatre is one that should always be approached with caution; the mixture of sprinkling around clues without giving up the ending to the audience is one that can be difficult to get just right. However, at Little Theatre of Mechanicsburg, their production of LOVE FROM A STRANGER has managed to grip the attention of the audience, and the reviewer in particular, in ways they may not have imagined. (more...)
Nellie McKay to Revive Transgender Stage Show A GIRL NAMED BILL on Tour Nellie McKay to Revive Transgender Stage Show A GIRL NAMED BILL on Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Nellie McKay is reviving the acclaimed transgender stage show for a US tour. 'A GIRL NAMED BILL - The Life and Times of Billy Tipton' will hit eight cities in April. Scroll down for dates! (more...)
MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Magic Men® Live is bringing the ultimate ladies' night experience to 18 additional cities in the Northeastern US and Canada. Kicking off the second leg of the tour on May 31 in London, Canada, Magic Men® Live is a show designed to stimulate the desires of contemporary women: young, young at heart, single, married or ladies looking for something fun and new. Magic Men® Live features a talented and lovable cast of stunning guys sure to appeal to a variety of tastes. (more...)
Stephanie J. Block to Host Master Class, Headline Community Theatre League Benefit Stephanie J. Block to Host Master Class, Headline Community Theatre League Benefit
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

The Community Theatre League, Williamsport's leading community theatre, has announced 'An Evening with a Star,' starring Tony Award nominee Stephanie J. Block on April 8 at 7:30pm. (more...)
BWW Review: THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Oyster Mill Playhouse BWW Review: THE SPITFIRE GRILL at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Allison Rambler on March 15, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

When an actor starts out on their journey to stardom, they are bound to hear the same advice from a multitude of concerned friends and relatives: theatre is a cut-throat business, and nothing is set in stone. However, when these well-meaning people give this warning, they are more than likely referring to the worlds of New York City and Hollywood, the promised lands for actors and theatre-goers alike. They are not thinking of community theatre, which in some ways can be equally as vastly competitive and filled with it's own kind of drama. It can be just as difficult to make a mark on your hometown theatre scene than it is on the streets of Broadway, especially when you are surrounded by a wealth of local talent. It could be easy for Oyster Mill Playhouse in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania to fall victim to the curse of community obscurity, but they have proven to have done just the opposite, especially with their production of THE SPITFIRE GRILL. (more...)
Fulton Theatre Opens IN THE HEIGHTS and Adds Performances Fulton Theatre Opens IN THE HEIGHTS and Adds Performances
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

 The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre adds five performances to the existing run of In The Heights as presales break records. Added performances include Sunday, March 19 at 7:30 pm, Thursday, March 23 at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 pm, Monday, April 3 at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, April 4 at 7:30 pm. In The Heights must close April 4. (more...)
Millbrook Playhouse Launches 54th Season with 2nd Annual Fundraiser THE MAGNIFICENT MILLBROOK VARIETY HOUR Millbrook Playhouse Launches 54th Season with 2nd Annual Fundraiser THE MAGNIFICENT MILLBROOK VARIETY HOUR
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

The Millbrook Playhouse Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, kick off their 54th season with the second annual fundraiser, The Magnificent Millbrook Variety Hour.  This One-Night-Only 70's style variety show will help raise funds for Millbrook's youth and educational programs. The shenanigans take place April 8, 2017, 7:30pm at The Elks Lodge in Downtown Lock Haven, PA.  (more...)
DreamWrights Offers Three Scholarship Opportunities DreamWrights Offers Three Scholarship Opportunities
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Each year, DreamWrights offers scholarships to young people in the community. These scholarships provide tuition aid for enrollment in summer camps, counselor opportunities for teens, and financial support for ongoing arts education and development. (more...)
Photo Flash: ActorsNET presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Flash: ActorsNET presents William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

In this much-loved comedy, shipwrecked Viola disguises herself as a man, falls in love with the duke she serves, and is wooed by a titled lady. Meanwhile, a gaggle of bawdy retainers torment the pompous butler. Hilarity ensues, of course. (more...)
Experience Some 'Good Grief' in DOG SEES GOD at York College Theatre Experience Some 'Good Grief' in DOG SEES GOD at York College Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

The York College of Pennsylvania Division of Theatre will bookend its first show of the season with Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead written by Bert V. Royal. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 3/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW on March 12, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)
The Fab Faux to Return to the State Theatre on Today Today The Fab Faux to Return to the State Theatre on Today Today
by BWW News Desk on March 11, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

The most musically satisfying Beatles tribute band and State Theatre audience favorite returns performing a hodgepodge of Beatles' hits! With a commitment to the accurate reproduction of The Beatles' repertoire, The Fab Faux treat the seminal music with unwavering respect, and are known for their painstaking recreations of the songs (with emphasis on the later works never performed live by the Beatles).  Far beyond a cover band, they play the music of The Beatles so impeccably that one must experience it to believe it. Imagine hearing complex material like 'Strawberry Fields Forever' or 'I Am the Walrus' performed in complete part-perfect renditions; or such harmony-driven songs as 'Because', 'Nowhere Man', and 'Paperback Writer', reproduced not only note- for-note, but with extra vocalists to achieve a double-tracked effect.  (more...)
York Symphony Presents, A BRAVE NEW WORLD, Aubergine Belly Dance Troupe And More, Today York Symphony Presents, A BRAVE NEW WORLD, Aubergine Belly Dance Troupe And More, Today
by BWW News Desk on March 11, 2017 in Central Pennsylvania

The York Symphony Orchestra will present A Brave New World on Today, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Strand-Capitol Performing Arts Center in York. It is the fourth concert of the 2016-2017 Classical Series, A Musical Journey Through Time. (more...)