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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 3/26/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW on March 26, 2017 in Cleveland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Cleveland (more...)
BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in Cleveland

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)
Announces Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Announces Cast of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Cleveland

Independence Community Theater will present the musical 'Songs for a New World', Friday and Saturday at 8PM, May 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 2PM, Sunday May 14, 2017. (more...)
BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Connor-Palace/Cleveland BWW Review: THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Connor-Palace/Cleveland
by Roy Berko on March 23, 2017 in Cleveland

When the 2016-17 Key Bank Broadway series was announced, I was ecstatic. Three of my favorite recent Broadway shows were listed: 'Something Rotten,' 'An American in Paris,' and 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.' (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in Cleveland

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 SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
HARM'S WAY Opens This Week at convergence-continuum HARM'S WAY Opens This Week at convergence-continuum
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Cleveland

convergence-continuum opens its 2017 season with the Ohio premiere of Harm's Way by Mac Wellman, directed by Clyde Simon. Harm's Way, the darkly humorous fable of an angry man on a rampage through a fantastical wilderness, chronicles the exploits of very angry Santouche as he tries to make sense of his understanding of law and order in a nation of other angry people. (more...)
Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Headline Cleveland Play House's 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Cleveland

Cleveland Play House (CPH) will debut four inventive and bold new works during their 2017 New Ground Theatre Festival. This year's New Ground will run from May 11-20. (more...)
BWW Review: Ensemble's 2017 COLOMBI NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL Features OCCUPATION DAD at Ensemble BWW Review: Ensemble's 2017 COLOMBI NEW PLAYS FESTIVAL Features OCCUPATION DAD at Ensemble
by Roy Berko on March 23, 2017 in Cleveland

Ensemble Theatre's 'Playwrights' was established in the early 1990's by Don Bianchi, one of the founders of Dobama, and Park Goist, a professor of American Studies at Case Western Reserve. It was started with the hope of creating an opportunity for local playwrights to have their works staged. (more...)
Tickets Now on Sale for LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at Mamai Theatre Tickets Now on Sale for LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE at Mamai Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Cleveland

Tickets are on sale now for LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE! (more...)
Goodspeed Musicals and Cleveland Public Library Home to Rare Collection of Live Musical Recordings Goodspeed Musicals and Cleveland Public Library Home to Rare Collection of Live Musical Recordings
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Cleveland

A rare collection of complete live recordings of classic American musical theater is now available at two major venues: Goodspeed Musicals' Scherer Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Cleveland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Cleveland (more...)
Cleveland Public Theatre & Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Present ROAD TO HOPE Cleveland Public Theatre & Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Present ROAD TO HOPE
by BWW News Desk on March 18, 2017 in Cleveland

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) is proud to announce ROAD TO HOPE at OUTHWAITE COMMUNITY HOMES, a free performing arts event celebrating hope, honoring Cleveland's leadership role in areas of social justice and equity, addressing modern day struggles for freedom and justice, and rejoicing in Outhwaite Homes' historical community center and its resident services - a prelude to Cleveland Public Theatre's fourth annual Station Hope celebration on April 29 at St. John's Episcopal Church, Cleveland's first authenticated Underground Railroad site. (more...)
The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 100th Season for 2017-18 The Cleveland Orchestra Announces 100th Season for 2017-18
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra and Music Director Franz Welser-Most have announced details of the Orchestra's 2017-18 calendar.  The season will be the ensemble's 100th year of concerts and marks the launch of its Second Century.  2017-18 is also the 16th year of the Orchestra's acclaimed partnership with Franz Welser-Most.  (more...)
Beck Center to Host Timely Talk–Back After A GREAT WILDERNESS Beck Center to Host Timely Talk–Back After A GREAT WILDERNESS
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Cleveland

Beck Center for the Arts presents a special Talk-Back immediately following the 8 p.m. performance of A Great Wilderness on Friday, March 31 in the Studio Theater. (more...)
TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants TCG Awards Second Cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Cleveland

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for the American theatre, has announced the recipients of the second cycle of Audience (R)Evolution Travel Grants. (more...)
OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Opens Friday at Clague OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Opens Friday at Clague
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Cleveland

Clague Playhouse presents its 4th production of the 89th season, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR by John Patrick Shanley. Opening St. Patrick's Day, March 17th, and running through April 9th, 2017, OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is an Irish tale about how it's never too late to take a chance on love. (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 Cleveland

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...)
BWW Review: 'Honey, Honey,' MAMMA MIA! Makes Yet Another Stop at Cleveland's Connor Palace BWW Review: 'Honey, Honey,' MAMMA MIA! Makes Yet Another Stop at Cleveland's Connor Palace
by Roy Berko on March 16, 2017 in Cleveland

Yes, the jukebox musical 'Mamma Mia!' is back in Cleveland. And, as has consistently happened in the past, the audience was on its feet dancing and singing in the rows and aisles during the extended curtain call. (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 Cleveland

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...)
2017 Colombi New Plays Festival presents OCCUPATION DAD. 2017 Colombi New Plays Festival presents OCCUPATION DAD.
by BWW News Desk on March 14, 2017 in Cleveland

Jason has a job, okay? He just works from home now. Things are tough nowadays what with the economy and all. So, stop looking at him like that. Lots of dads stay home with their babies. Right? It's no big deal and it's really not that tough. Except his kid won't walk. And his mother won't help. And his older brother's a jerk-off. And his sister's kids are already perfect and the playground moms are psychotic and everybody on Facebook hates him. But, other than all that, everything is just hunky-dory. Except his dad - you know what, forget his dad. It's fine. Seriously. Everything is… (more...)
Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 14, 2017 in Cleveland

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)
Breaking News: HAMILTON to Kick Off Second National Tour in the Pacific Northwest Breaking News: HAMILTON to Kick Off Second National Tour in the Pacific Northwest
by BWW News Desk on March 13, 2017 in Cleveland

A Second National Tour of the Broadway musical Hamilton will open in February 2018 in Seattle for a six week limited engagement before touring North America, it was announced today by producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)
BWW Review: FLOYD COLLINS Melodramatically Spelunkers Into Eternal Fame at Blank Canvas BWW Review: FLOYD COLLINS Melodramatically Spelunkers Into Eternal Fame at Blank Canvas
by Roy Berko on March 13, 2017 in Cleveland

'Floyd Collins,' now on stage at Blank Canvas Theatre, isn't your typical musical. There is no dancing, no show-stopper production numbers, no intentional humor, no subplot, no 'I wish for' numbers. It's a tale of simple folks, a story focused on a man with an obsession to spelunker (explore caves), the power of sensationalism in the press, and the role of family and faith. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 3/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW on March 12, 2017 in Cleveland

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Cleveland (more...)
BWW Review: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Makes For a Slow Haunting Trip at Cleveland Play House BWW Review: HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE Makes For a Slow Haunting Trip at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko on March 13, 2017 in Cleveland

The mission of the Cleveland Play House is to produce plays that 'inspire stimulate and entertain.' It further intends to bring bold, necessary, personal stories told in imaginative ways to the public. (more...)