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BWW Review: CATCO's SEX WITH STRANGERS Tantalizes with Title but Drags in Dialogue BWW Review: CATCO's SEX WITH STRANGERS Tantalizes with Title but Drags in Dialogue
by Amanda Etchison on February 20, 2017 in Columbus

"Sex with Strangers" attempts to address the intriguing issue of perception versus reality against a backdrop of Internet anonymity and viral celebrity. The concept is interesting, fresh and thoughtful, but the overly loquacious script extinguishes the play's fiery and passionate potential. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 2/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW on February 19, 2017 in Columbus

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for Columbus (more...)
Urban Strings Columbus Youth Orchestra Features Multicultural Musicians Urban Strings Columbus Youth Orchestra Features Multicultural Musicians
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2017 in Columbus

Urban Strings Columbus Youth Orchestra is a Central Ohio-based community youth orchestra of serious, talented, young musicians from various public, private, charter, and suburban schools throughout the metropolitan Columbus area. Urban Strings Columbus performs a multicultural repertoire of great music ranging from classical, jazz, and gospel to R&B and movie themes. This wide-ranging repertoire not only engages the participants but also provides them with an opportunity to learn various types of music to which they might not otherwise be exposed. They also incorporate bodily movements to the music to create freedom of expression through African-American influenced music. (more...)
Columbus Children's Theatre Welcomes New Executive Director Columbus Children's Theatre Welcomes New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2017 in Columbus

Columbus Children's Theatre is pleased to announce the appointment of Susan Pringle as its new Executive Director. Susan brings with her over 20 years of nonprofit and managerial experience to this long-standing Columbus institution. Susan assumed her duties beginning on January 17, 2017. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on February 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 THE SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, THE GREAT GATSBY in ORLANDO, Andrew Lippa's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
SESAME STREET LIVE Takes the Stage in Columbus in March SESAME STREET LIVE Takes the Stage in Columbus in March
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2017 in Columbus

Elmo, Grover, Abby Cadabby, and their Sesame Street friends welcome Chamki, Grover's friend from India, to Sesame Street. Together, they explore the universal fun of friendship and celebrate cultural similarities from singing and dancing to sharing cookies. (more...)
Canton Youth Orchestras To Play Popular Classics, 2/26 Canton Youth Orchestras To Play Popular Classics, 2/26
by BWW News Desk on February 16, 2017 in Columbus

Have you ever been told "You'll know that piece when you hear it"?  Or have you heard a popular piece of classical music repertoire and wondered what the exact name was?  The Canton Youth Symphonies hope to help you out with this for their winter concert full of "Popular Classics!" (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO's SEX WITH STRANGERS Photo Coverage: First look at CATCO's SEX WITH STRANGERS
by Jerri Shafer on February 16, 2017 in Columbus

Opposites attract when Olivia, a serious mid-career novelist and Ethan, an author of dirty books (to call them erotica would press a point) meet. While Olivia has nothing but contempt for his work, she's turned on by Ethan's commercial success in the same way that he lusts after her literary talent. (more...)
BWW Review: You'll Wanna Feel the Heat of THE BODYGUARD at the Ohio Theatre BWW Review: You'll Wanna Feel the Heat of THE BODYGUARD at the Ohio Theatre
by Christina Mancuso on February 15, 2017 in Columbus

Love was in the air when a packed house celebrated Valentine's Day on opening night of THE BODYGUARD at the Ohio Theatre. Starting out with a bang (literally), Deborah Cox dominated the stage with her powerhouse voice and stunning presence as 'Rachel Marron', originally played by the late Whitney Houston in the feature film of the same name. But instead of embodying the fictional character Rachel Marron, this superstar channeled every nuance of legendary Whitney Houston in what felt more like a tribute concert to the late, great diva. In fact, it felt more like an actual concert by Whitney herself -- So much so, that during one of her climactic moments, someone in the audience even shouted, 'Whitney's in the house!' (more...)
Shadowbox Live Hosts Meet-the-Artists Reception for Visual Artists Shadowbox Live Hosts Meet-the-Artists Reception for Visual Artists
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2017 in Columbus

The Galleries of Shadowbox Live, curated by Amy Ivanoff, feature a mix of up-and-coming artists with more established ones, celebrating the creative talents our city has to offer. (more...)
Comedian Paula Poundstone Stops At The Southern Next Month Comedian Paula Poundstone Stops At The Southern Next Month
by BWW News Desk on February 15, 2017 in Columbus

Emmy Award-winning comedian, author, and humorist Paula Poundstone is currently a regular panelist on NPR's widely popular weekly news quiz show, "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me," where her distinctive brand of wry, intelligent, and witty comedy is heard by five million homes across the country, internationally on NPR Worldwide, and on the internet via podcast. (more...)
CATCO and CATCO is Kids Announce First Shows of 2017-18 Season CATCO and CATCO is Kids Announce First Shows of 2017-18 Season
by Amanda Etchison on February 14, 2017 in Columbus

CATCO announced Monday that it will perform 'Fun Home,' a musical based on a graphic novel by Alison Bechdel that explores themes of family, youth, sexuality and honesty. CATCO is Kids' 2017-18 season will open with 'Shakespeare and Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope.' (more...)
Kathy Griffin Brings Her Pull-No-Punches Comedy To The Palace Next Month Kathy Griffin Brings Her Pull-No-Punches Comedy To The Palace Next Month
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2017 in Columbus

Two-time Emmy and Grammy award-winning comedian Kathy Griffin breaks through the entertainment clutter with her universally recognized brand of pull-no-punches comedy. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 1000+ Stars Make Their Picks! BWW Exclusive: What's the Most Romantic Broadway Love Song Ever? 1000+ Stars Make Their Picks!
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2017 in Columbus

From the melodies of Rodgers and Hammerstein to the lyrics of Jason Robert Brown, nothing says romance like a Broadway ballad, and it's that special time of year to celebrate the best of them. This is BroadwayWorld's 2017 Valentine's Day Special... and it's bigger than ever! (more...)
Linda Shetina Logan Named Honorary Race Director of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon Linda Shetina Logan Named Honorary Race Director of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2017 in Columbus

Greater Columbus Sports Commission Executive Director Linda Shetina Logan has been named Honorary Race Director of the 2017 OhioHealth Capital City Half Marathon and 2017 USATF Half Marathon Championships. (more...)
STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT: THE NAT KING COLE TRIBUTE to Play the McCoy STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT: THE NAT KING COLE TRIBUTE to Play the McCoy
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2017 in Columbus

Nat King Cole broke the pop barrier in 1943 when his "Straighten Up and Fly Right" soared up the charts. His smooth, smoky vocals continued to rack up pop hit after hit, but his piano technique, vocal phrasings, and on-the-mark orchestration always hinted to his early roots in jazz. (more...)
New from BWW: Turn Your Database Listing Into Your Own Personal Website New from BWW: Turn Your Database Listing Into Your Own Personal Website
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2017 in Columbus

It's been our most requested feature since we first launched the BroadwayWorld Database almost 10 years ago - how can I make this page my automatically updating official web site? Great news - now you can! For the lowest monthly fee available (and with an additional discount on annual subscriptions) we're very excited to make this feature available. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 2/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW on February 12, 2017 in Columbus

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Columbus (more...)
BWW Review: BalletMet Shoots for the Stars in Fast-Flying Fantasy PETER PAN BWW Review: BalletMet Shoots for the Stars in Fast-Flying Fantasy PETER PAN
by Amanda Etchison on February 11, 2017 in Columbus

Who says grown-ups can't play make-believe? BalletMet's Columbus premiere of Michael Pink's "Peter Pan" shows that adventure has no age limit -- all you need is a little faith, trust, and, of course, pixie dust. (more...)
BWW Review: OSU's 7 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU a Short, Simple and Sweet Treat for Valentine's Day BWW Review: OSU's 7 WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU a Short, Simple and Sweet Treat for Valentine's Day
by Amanda Etchison on February 10, 2017 in Columbus

Watching the Ohio State Department of Theatre's '7 Ways to Say I Love You' is, in many ways, similar to sorting through a box of valentines. The show, written by Adam Szymkowicz, comprises seven short stories dealing with the elusive concept of love. (more...)
Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Music Education Award Winners Columbus Symphony Orchestra Announces 2017 Music Education Award Winners
by BWW News Desk on February 10, 2017 in Columbus

???????The Columbus Symphony today announced the winners of the 2017 Music Educator Awards, honoring individuals who make a difference in the community through a dedication to music education and promotion of a greater understanding of and appreciation for the art form. (more...)
Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' FIVE WOMEN WEARING THE SAME DRESS
by Jerri Shafer on February 10, 2017 in Columbus

During an ostentatious wedding reception at a Knoxville, Tennessee, estate, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women's spirit. (more...)
Fire Up the Romance on Valentine's Day at Shadowbox Live Fire Up the Romance on Valentine's Day at Shadowbox Live
by BWW News Desk on February 10, 2017 in Columbus

Valentine's Day: a day we celebrate romance with symbols of affection such as flowers, candies, and greeting cards. Decadent dinners, bottles of bubbly, and lacy lingerie complete the festivities for many couples struck by Cupid's arrow, and Shadowbox Live is getting in on the action! (more...)
PIXAR IN CONCERT to Entertain Film Fans of All Ages Next Month PIXAR IN CONCERT to Entertain Film Fans of All Ages Next Month
by BWW News Desk on February 09, 2017 in Columbus

???????This visually stunning, high-definition, multi-media family show features montages of memorable clips from every one of Pixar's 14 films-including Cars, WALL•E, Ratatouille, A Bug's Life, Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc., and Brave-all accompanied live by the Columbus Symphony. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/10; THE WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on February 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 WHO'S TOMMY in Connecticut, HAND TO GOD in Columbus, THE BOOK OF MORMON in Melbourne and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

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