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Photo Flash: So Cal Premiere of MIDDLETOWN Comes to Chance Theater Photo Flash: So Cal Premiere of MIDDLETOWN Comes to Chance Theater
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Mary Swanson just moved to Middletown, eager to start a family and enjoy the neighborly bonds a small town promises. When she befriends resident John Dodge, she quickly discovers that below Middletown's flinchingly honest exterior lies something much more complex. Middletown is a wry, human portrait of a town with two lives - one ordinary and visible, the other epic and mysterious. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced! Children of Rock to Hit the Road on SCHOOL OF ROCK National Tour; Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber has announced his high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock - The Musical will launch a US National Tour in Rochester, NY, at RBTL's Auditorium Theatre in September 2017. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 28, 2017 in Costa Mesa

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 a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
VIDEO: Matthew Lopez and Mike Donahue Talk THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE VIDEO: Matthew Lopez and Mike Donahue Talk THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by Stage Tube on April 27, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Actor's Express stages Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride now through April 16, 2017.  (more...)
JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month JONAH: ON STAGE! to Splash Into Cinemas Next Month
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Sight & Sound is taking its hit musical to the big screen. After being filmed before a live audience at the spectacular Lancaster, PA theater, JONAH: On Stage! will be featured on over 600 movie screens nationwide for a one-night event. (more...)
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by BWW Staff on April 24, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Looking for your next theatre related job? BroadwayWorld has a database full of listings for jobs in the theatre/entertainment industry! Looking for candidates to fill that open position? Adding a listing to the BroadwayWorld Classifieds is free! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 4/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW on April 23, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Costa Mesa (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 21, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominations NOW OPEN for 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 21, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/21; TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in L.A. and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 21, 2017 in Costa Mesa

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 WEST SIDE STORY in Philadelphia, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in Los Angeles, and TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD in Salt Lake City, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck and More Slated for Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Cabaret Series Ann Hampton Callaway, Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck and More Slated for Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Segerstrom Center for the Arts' 2017 - 2018 Cabaret Series celebrates the power of music and words to touch our lives and hearts. Broadway stars and today's leading vocalists and club performers will perform many of the greatest and most memorable songs composed by music legends and icons. (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY, Opening Friday at Cal State Fullerton Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTY, Opening Friday at Cal State Fullerton
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Cal State Fullerton's production of Andrew Lippa's Wild Party, with music, lyrics and book by Andrew Lippa and based on the poem by Joseph Moncure March, is directed by guest artist Jeremy Lewis, choreographed by William F. Lett and with musical direction by Mitchell Hanlon. The musical runs April 21-May 7, 2017 in the Young Theatre on campus. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)
UCI Drama Investigates Physical “Otherness” In Philip Kan Gotanda's I DREAM OF CHANG AND ENG UCI Drama Investigates Physical “Otherness” In Philip Kan Gotanda's I DREAM OF CHANG AND ENG
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in Costa Mesa

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents the latest offering in its current season exploring the voices of "the other," award-winning playwright Philip Kan Gotanda's newly revised version of his play I Dream of Chang and Eng. Telling the story of the first internationally known conjoined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, Gotanda's work examines the ways in which physical difference is received by various members of society, as well as how it is felt and experienced by its subjects. While Chang and Eng were initially exploited by a series of opportunists, they eventually took ownership of their "difference," becoming savvy and successful businessmen in their own right. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Premiering at South Coast Repertory Photo Flash: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Premiering at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2017 in Costa Mesa

South Coast Repertory is producing the world premiere of Lucas Hnath's A Doll's House, Part 2 on the Julianne Argyros Stage, April 9-30. As previously announced, a production opens on Broadway at the end of April. (more...)
BWW Review: Curiosity-Baiting New Play THE SIEGEL Brings Fresh Comedy to South Coast Repertory BWW Review: Curiosity-Baiting New Play THE SIEGEL Brings Fresh Comedy to South Coast Repertory
by Michael L. Quintos on April 17, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Utilizing a sort of amusing, somewhat wacky plot that somehow works in a sustainably fresh, surprisingly plausible, and audaciously charming way, the world premiere production of playwright Michael Mitnick's thoroughly engaging new play THE SIEGEL---continuing at SCR in Costa Mesa through April 23---proves itself quickly to be one of this season's must-see new plays. Of course, when you see the cast list before even knowing anything about the play, THE SIEGEL is already proving to be quite a curiosity-baiting production. But if you look past the familiar star-wattage and observe the interesting characters and the absorbing story, you'll discover a witty, entertaining, and even thought-provoking comedy that will have you asking... 'are we in a relationship with the right person?' (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 4/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW on April 16, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Costa Mesa (more...)
Jewish Women's Theatre to Present L.A Premier of New Documentary About Pioneering Woman in Film Jewish Women's Theatre to Present L.A Premier of New Documentary About Pioneering Woman in Film
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Costa Mesa

A Classy Broad: Marcia's Adventures in Hollywood, the fascinating feature-length documentary film about a Jewish girl from San Antonio who shattered Hollywood's glass ceiling, will have its LA premiere at Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica on Sunday, April 23 at 10 am. (more...)
One More Productions Presents THE MUSIC MAN One More Productions Presents THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2017 in Costa Mesa

THE MUSIC MAN opens on April 20 at Garden Grove's historic GEM THEATRE presented by the award-winning One More Productions - one of Southern California's leading musical theater companies. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 14, 2017 in Costa Mesa

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 A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Pacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season Finale Pacific Chorale Presents A SEA SYMPHONY At Its Season Finale
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be presenting its season finale - and Artistic Director John Alexander's final performance with the organization - on Saturday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)
Cast and Creative Team Announced for YOGA PLAY at South Coast Repertory Cast and Creative Team Announced for YOGA PLAY at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2017 in Costa Mesa

South Coast Repertory has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of Yoga Play, a comedy by Dipika Guha. The production is part of the 20th Pacific Playwrights Festival, the theatre's annual showcase of new work. (more...)
BWW Review: Theatrics Overpower Storytelling in ECT's ROMEO AND JULIET BWW Review: Theatrics Overpower Storytelling in ECT's ROMEO AND JULIET
by Ellen Dostal on April 12, 2017 in Costa Mesa

Elysium Conservatory Theatre has thrown everything but the kitchen sink into its latest production of Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, the first in their brand new space in downtown San Pedro. (more...)
BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of  A LITTLE NEW MUSIC BWW Interview: Meet the Producers of A LITTLE NEW MUSIC
by Ellen Dostal on April 11, 2017 in Costa Mesa

It takes a village to create a new musical. And it takes a village like A LITTLE NEW MUSIC to give musical theatre writers a place to showcase new material while their Broadway-hopeful shows are in development. Meet Peter Welkin, Christopher Maikish, Luke Klipp, Amy Francis Schott, and Kila Packett from A LITTLE NEW MUSIC. (more...)