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SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS, & More Fill Broadway in Columbus Season, HAMILTON 2018-19 SCHOOL OF ROCK, WAITRESS, & More Fill Broadway in Columbus Season, HAMILTON 2018-19
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Columbus

The Columbus Association for the Performing Arts (CAPA) and Broadway in Columbus (BIC) today announced the 2017-18 PNC Broadway in Columbus season. The five-show season, supported in part by PNC, features three productions never before seen in Columbus including School of Rock, Waitress, and An American in Paris. The 2017-18 season also includes the 2015 Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodger's & Hammerstein's The King and I and Chicago starring Ohio State football superstar Eddie George. (more...)
Lincoln to Host Free Screening of POST FROM THE ROAD Lincoln to Host Free Screening of POST FROM THE ROAD
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Columbus

America-land of the weird and home of the wonderful-sings out its marvels at every turn. Emmy Award-winning performer Robert Post has created a delightfully quirky video series that sings along. (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 Columbus

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...)
OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon Reveals Bling for 2017 Finishers; Sell-Out On Record Pace! Prices Increase 3/31 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon Reveals Bling for 2017 Finishers; Sell-Out On Record Pace! Prices Increase 3/31
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Columbus

The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marathon and the Commit to Be Fit 5k  has ONE mission, to create a remarkable experience for YOU!  From cool shirts, awesome medals, the best tour of Columbus on two feet, the best post race party in the business and all the other elements that make The OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon, OhioHealth Quarter Marathon and the Commit to Be Fit 5k what it is today. (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO Photo Coverage: First look at King Avenue Players' THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO
by Jerri Shafer on March 23, 2017 in Columbus

King Avenue Players proudly presents 'The Last Night of Ballyhoo' in the sanctuary of King Avenue United Methodist Church, 299 King Ave., Columbus, OH on Thursday, March 23, Friday, March 24, Saturday, March 25 at 7:30pm. There will be a 3:00pm matinee on Sunday, March 26. Childcare will be provided during the Friday evening and Sunday afternoon performances. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is encouraged. (more...)
BWW Preview: BalletMet Announces 2017-18 Season Filled with Collaborations, World and Company Premieres BWW Preview: BalletMet Announces 2017-18 Season Filled with Collaborations, World and Company Premieres
by Amanda Etchison on March 23, 2017 in Columbus

BalletMet's 40th anniversary season will take audiences from the company's intimate performance space to the glittering land of Oz. The Columbus-based ballet company, which was founded in 1978, recently announced its 2017-18 season on its website. (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' RABBIT HOLE Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' RABBIT HOLE
by Jerri Shafer on March 22, 2017 in Columbus

Becca and Howie Corbett have everything a family could want, until a life-shattering accident turns their world upside down and leaves the couple drifting perilously apart. Rabbit Hole charts their bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of places and for a path that will lead them back into the light of day. Performances run March 24th thru April 9th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio  43021.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit:  http://curtainplayers.org/season/2016-2017/5_rabbit_hole.php (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE, SEX AND THE IRS at Little Theatre Off Broadway Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE, SEX AND THE IRS at Little Theatre Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Columbus

LOVE, SEX AND THE IRS will run March 24 through April 9, 2017 at Little Theatre Off Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Photo Coverage: First look at The Ohio Educational Theatre Association's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by Jerri Shafer on March 21, 2017 in Columbus

Once on this Island is an adaptation of novelist Rosa Guy's My Love, My Love, which is in turn inspired by Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid. The annual All-Ohio Show is one of the most exciting projects that the Ohio EdTA offers to Thespians in Ohio. Thirty-eight students from nineteen different high schools around Ohio are featured in this production.  The show rehearses over 3 long weekends before opening the State Thespian Conference. The All-Ohio show intends to provide participating students with the experience of working on an advanced level of theatrical production. Involvement in the All-Ohio show is a special honor for the participants and schools, as well as an unforgettable experience for everyone involved. (more...)
BWW Preview: 33rd Season Announced for CATCO and CATCO is Kids BWW Preview: 33rd Season Announced for CATCO and CATCO is Kids
by Amanda Etchison on March 21, 2017 in Columbus

From musical numbers to American Sign Language, CATCO's 2017-18 season will bring alternative modes of storytelling to the stage. The Columbus-based theater company announced its complete 33rd season via press release on Monday. (more...)
Columbus Children's Theatre Launches Advanced Performance Academy Columbus Children's Theatre Launches Advanced Performance Academy
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Columbus

Columbus Children's Theatre announces the launch of its Advanced Performance Academy for stage-bound students. (more...)
MadLab Announces Theatre Roulette 2017 MadLab Announces Theatre Roulette 2017
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Columbus

In its eighteenth year, Central Ohio's longest running shorts festival presents 3 very distinct nights of new works rotating over 3 weekends culminating in the final day when all 3 nights of programming are performed. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Columbus

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Columbus (more...)
Columbus Children's Theatre to Stage CRASH This Spring Columbus Children's Theatre to Stage CRASH This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Columbus

Columbus Children's Theatre will present the regional premiere of CRASH April 6 -23 at Park Street Theatre located at 512 Park Street. Directed by William Goldsmith and written by Y York; Based on the novel by Newberry Award-winning author Jerry Spinelli. (more...)
Shadowbox Live to Confess Its GUILTY PLEASURES This Spring Shadowbox Live to Confess Its GUILTY PLEASURES This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Columbus

Guilty Pleasures. Everybody has them. What? You think you don't? This spring, Shadowbox Live confesses. Original sketch comedy and live rock 'n' roll reveal all with their latest show, opening Thursday, March 23 at their Brewery District theater, 503 S. Front Street.  (more...)
SRO Theatre Company to Stage Dare to Defy's Regional Premiere of Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT: A LOVE STORY SRO Theatre Company to Stage Dare to Defy's Regional Premiere of Pasek & Paul's DOGFIGHT: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Columbus

SRO Theatre Company will present Dare to Defy's regional premiere of Pasek and Paul's Dogfight: A Love Story for a one night only event in the Shedd Theatre within the Columbus Performing Arts Center located at 549 Franklin Avenue in Columbus at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 9, 2017. (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 Columbus

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...)
SRO Theatre Company to Stage Columbus Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY SRO Theatre Company to Stage Columbus Premiere of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Columbus

SRO Theatre Company's 2016-2017 season continues with the Central Ohio premiere of the Tony Award- (Best Score and Best Orchestrations) winning musical The Bridges of Madison County. The sweeping, romantic musical was written by Pulitzer Prize winner Marsha Norman ('night Mother) with music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (Parade). (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 Columbus

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...)
Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 3/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW on March 12, 2017 in Columbus

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Columbus (more...)
BWW Review: STOMP Leaves a Hard to Fill Footprint in a Special Performance Art Show BWW Review: STOMP Leaves a Hard to Fill Footprint in a Special Performance Art Show
by Paul Batterson on March 13, 2017 in Columbus

The dozen percussionists and performers prove that one's garbage can be another person's instrument. (more...)
'Step Up for Stefanie's Champions' Walk/Run Returns to Columbus, 4/22 'Step Up for Stefanie's Champions' Walk/Run Returns to Columbus, 4/22
by BWW News Desk on March 10, 2017 in Columbus

The OSUCCC - James along with Covelli Enterprises, the largest franchisee of Panera Bread, are proud to announce the return of a beloved event benefiting the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. The Step Up for Stefanie's Champions Walk/Run will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center. (more...)
WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE Brings Live Show to the Davidson Next Month WELCOME TO NIGHT VALE Brings Live Show to the Davidson Next Month
by BWW News Desk on March 09, 2017 in Columbus

"Welcome to Night Vale" is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff's Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 10, 2017 in Columbus

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 THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando, and STOREFRONT CHURCH in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HAIRSPRAY Photo Coverage: First look at Hilliard Arts Council's HAIRSPRAY
by Jerri Shafer on March 09, 2017 in Columbus

Hairspray is an American musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight, and meets a colorful array of characters. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. (more...)