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BWW Reviews: LEGALLY BLONDE Sparkles and Shines at Ohio State|
by Amanda Etchison (Columbus)
(3/2/2015) - Wearing hot pink high heels and carrying her fluffy dog, Bruiser, brainy and beautiful Elle Woods brought a little sparkle to Ohio State's campus in Off the Lake's production of Legally Blonde the Musical this weekend.
BWW Reviews: Cam Clarke Shares his Inspirational Journey to Self Acceptance in STOP ME IF I TOLD YOU THIS
by Shari Barrett (Los Angeles)
(3/2/2015) - STOP ME IF I TOLD YOU THIS is the touching, funny, off-beat multimedia musical memoir of prolific voice-over actor Cam Clarke who began his career in short pants and knee socks in 1965 as one of the youngest members of TV's "The King Family Show" - all 39 members in an environment where Mormonism and Burlesque collided! The show business progeny of glamorous Alyce King of The King Sisters and science fiction B-movie icon Robert Clarke, his childhood played out on TV screens across America, but his true nature was something he chose to hide from his Mormon family and school friends.
BWW Reviews: Portland Center Stage Finds a Surprising Family at the Heart of OTHER DESERT CITIES
by Patrick Brassell (Portland)
(3/2/2015) - Very slowly - though without losing his sense of humor - Baitz draws us deeper and deeper into the Wyeths' drama, and the further we go, the more intense it becomes, until you're absolutely certain no one's coming out of the evening alive.
BWW Interviews: Cathy Rigby Talks About SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL Now in Redondo Beach
by Don Grigware (Los Angeles)
(3/2/2015) - Actress/singer Cathy Rigby is finishing her run with one more weekend as the Cat in the Hat in 3-D Theatricals' production of Seussical The Musical at Redondo Performing Arts Center March 6-8. Rigby talks about her love of this role and other theatrical delights. Why is the Cat in the Hat a favorite role of yours? I saw you play it at your theatre many years ago. Although the Cat seems to create chaos His main objective in this play is to help 'Jojo' understand that his imagination and creativity are wonderful!!! As well as valuable, and practical! In this story, Jojo's 'Thinks' help him to save 'Whoville' and all the people who live there.
BWW Reviews: PRIVATE LIVES as Bubbly and Giddy a Delight as Fine Champagne
by Frank Benge (Austin)
(3/2/2015) - Noel Coward's plays are, for the most part, theatrical souffles: the ingredients are very simple and, when handled correctly, are deliciously light and tasty; however, in the hands of the inexperienced, they can turn out to be a mess best thrown away. I am happy to report that in the case of PRIVATE LIVES, now being staged by Agape Actors Co-op, the chefs know exactly what they are doing this production is Coward done right and is a tasty treat for lovers of light, frothy, witty entertainment.
BWW Reviews: Lengthy CONFESSIONS OF A MORMON BOY from a Talented, Winning Performer
by Gil Kaan (Los Angeles)
(3/2/2015) - Fales, a very engaging performer with sharp comic timing commands the Zephyr Theatre stage in his multi-character, 115-minute solo turn.
BWW Reviews: REVERBERATION at Hartford Stage Company
by Karen Bovard (Connecticut)
(3/2/2015) - Loneliness in the big city takes center stage in Matthew Lopez' new play at Hartford Stage Company.
Felicity Huffman Hosts Atlantic Theater Company's 30th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Off-Broadway)
(3/2/2015) - Atlantic Theater Company will present its landmark 30th Anniversary Gala tonight, March 2, 2015 at The Pierre (2 East 61 Street) hosted by Atlantic Founding Ensemble Member and Academy Award nominee Felicity Huffman.
BWW Reviews: Shaham Surmounts the Challenge of Unaccompanied Bach
by Erica Miner (San Diego)
(3/2/2015) - ivolinist Gil Shaham pushed the envelope by programming three of these works in one evening
Lisa D'Amour, Heidi Schreck & More Among Finalists for 2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize; Ceremony Set for Today
by BWW News Desk
(3/2/2015) - The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize previously announced 12 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. The winner of the 2014-2015 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize will be named at the Awards Presentation today, March 2 in New York City.
Sheldon Best Among 2015 Martin E. Segal Award Winners; Audra McDonald Hosts Tonight's Gala
by BWW News Desk
(3/2/2015) - The recipients of the 2015 Martin E. Segal Awards, this year, expanded to encompass nominees from all of Lincoln Center's resident organizations, were announced today by Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein. The awards will be presented at a special gala evening on the Adrienne Arsht Stage of Alice Tully Hall tonight, March 2. The Martin E. Segal Awards were established in 1986 when the late philanthropist and arts leader retired as Lincoln Center Chairman.
Helen Mirren Honored Tonight at Roundabout's 2015 Gala; Laura Benanti, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Perform
by BWW News Desk
(3/2/2015) - Roundabout Theatre Company presents its annual 2015 Spring Gala 'There is Nothing Like a Dame' tonight, March 2, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening will be a celebration of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Helen Mirren, who will be presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.
Mercè Martinez y Andreu Gallén se unen para 'Cantar al desamor'
by Roberto Rodríguez (Spain)
(3/2/2015) - Merc Martinez (La Bella y la Bestia, La Vampira del Raval, T'estimo, ets perfecte, ja et canviar), acompaada al piano por Andreu Galln, ofrecer los das 10, 17 y 31 de marzo un concierto de ttulo 'Cantar al desamor', en la biblioteca del restaurante El Principal de L'Eixample en Barcelona.
THE LAST SHIP Company Reunites in Concert Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(3/2/2015) - THE LAST SHIP played its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24, but fans still have another chance to catch the cast in action. Tonight, March 2 (9:30PM), they will reunite at 54 Below for 'Songs in the Quay of Life: THE LAST SHIP Company in Concert.' The original cast and band will celebrate their run with an eclectic evening themed around seafaring songs. Proceeds will go to support Wallsend Boys Club in the north of England, which was founded by shipbuilders.
Diane Lane and Tony Shalhoub Star in LCT's THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk
(3/2/2015) - Lincoln Center Theater welcomes Mamoudou Athie, Diane Lane, Gayle Rankin, and Tony Shalhoub in its production of The Mystery of Love and Sex, a new play by Bathsheba Doran. The production, which is directed by Sam Gold, began previews on February 5 and opens tonight, March 2, at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street).
BWW Reviews: Kate Baldwin Captivating in JOHN & JEN Revival
by Michael Dale (Off-Broadway)
(3/2/2015) - Keen Company gives Andrew Lippa and Tom Greenwald's chamber musical a fine revival.
InDepth InterView: Rachel Potter Talks New Album, NOT SO BLACK & WHITE, Plus Looks Back At EVITA, WICKED, THE X FACTOR & More
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/2/2015) - Today we are talking to one of the breakout stars of Season 3 of FOX's recent reality competition series THE X FACTOR and a stalwart Broadway regular in her own right, the passionate and versatile Rachel Potter. Espousing on her impressive new country-tinged album NOT SO BLACK & WHITE and explicating the impetus behind many of the standout tracks on the release, Potter opens up about her unique journey thus far in both her own life and her show business career - from her conservative Baptist upbringing to her early success headlining Disney theme park extravaganzas leading to a string of Broadway roles and eventually landing on THE X FACTOR, followed by her big move to Nashville and embarking on creating songs for a solo album that expresses exactly who she is, here and now. Additionally, Potter shares what audiences can expect from her upcoming live show at Rockwood Music Hall in NYC tonight as well as some special surprises she has in store for the performance. Plus, Potter reflects on some of her most memorable Disney shows and whether she would like to continue the tradition with FROZEN onstage while also recalling backstage stories from EVITA, WICKED and the LEGALLY BLONDE casting competition. All of that, her memorable GLEE audition, her desire to do FROZEN on Broadway and much more in this expansive conversation with a uniquely gifted Broadway crossover star worth watching.
SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: GLEE's Jane Lynch & Carol Burnett Sing 'The Trolley Song' From MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by Pat Cerasaro
(3/2/2015) - Clang, clang, clang! Brassy GLEE world premiere!
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/28-3/1/2015
(3/1/2015) - Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015.
BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson (NationalTours)
(3/1/2015) - While it is certainly a fact that on December 4, 1956, Sun Records was host to an incredible gathering of talent (Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), a listen to the actual recordings made that day were more along the lines of favorite folk and gospel numbers that the four shared in common. And though some of that does come through, the stage musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, utilizes this historic meeting as a jumping off point for an evening of truly classic rock and roll, with some other more reverent material sprinkled in for good measure. But honestly, a faithful recreation of the truth would be a bit of a letdown to most fans, so instead we're treated to a recreation that might bend the truth a bit (book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux), but only in the quest to give audiences a glimpse at what could have been.
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 1
(3/1/2015) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 1, 2015.