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

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Dallas (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 Dallas

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...)
BWW Interview: Rose Hemingway of KINKY BOOTS at Music Hall At Fair Park BWW Interview: Rose Hemingway of KINKY BOOTS at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in Dallas

Earlier this week, I caught up with Rose Hemingway, who returns to Dallas next week in the national tour of KINKY BOOTS. Last year, Rose created the role of Misty Mae in the critically acclaimed production of MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL, shortly after making a name for herself in Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. We chatted about the timeliness of KINKY BOOTS' themes, falling in love onstage with her husband, and her favorite food in the Big D. (more...)
Hill Country Community Theatre's presents Second Annual JAIL & BAIL Hill Country Community Theatre's presents Second Annual JAIL & BAIL
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Dallas

Hill Country Community Theatre's Second Annual Jail & Bail event brings you together with community leaders and ordinary citizens for a common cause… supporting the performing arts.  This year's Jail and Bail includes a social hour and dinner. (more...)
Photo Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Photo Flash: The Uptown Players present IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Dallas

Uptown Players continues its 2017 season with the regional premiere of the charming, and funny new musical It Shoulda Been You, running March 24 - April 9, 2017 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. (more...)
Outcry Youth Theatre Stages RADIUM GIRLS for Women's History Month Outcry Youth Theatre Stages RADIUM GIRLS for Women's History Month
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Dallas

Do not let Women's History Month come to a close without purchasing your tickets to Outcry Youth Theatre's RADIUM GIRLS. (more...)
BWW Review: MASTER CLASS at Brick Road Theatre BWW Review: MASTER CLASS at Brick Road Theatre
by Sarah Comley Caldwell on March 25, 2017 in Dallas

'Domination. Collaboration. Assets. Know your limitations.   Never move your hand, unless your heart follows it. Just listen.  Everything is in the music.'  I first read these words in the Terrence McNally play when I was a vocal performance major in college, experiencing a vocal master class weekly as part of my studies.   These words are now  ruminating through my mind since seeing the sublime and powerful production of Master Class at Brick Road Theatre Thursday evening.  (more...)
Tom Dugan to Present Workshop Reading of New Work at Theatre Too Tom Dugan to Present Workshop Reading of New Work at Theatre Too
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Dallas

Ahead of his performance in his critically-acclaimed one-man show Wiesenthal at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Tom Dugan will perform a free workshop of his latest play, Jackie, What's Past is Prologue, in Theatre Three's downstairs studio space Theatre Too on Monday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m. The play is set for a world premiere in Beverly Hills in February 2018. (more...)
Casa Mañana Heads Under the Sea to Wrap Up the 2016-17 Children's Theatre Season Casa Mañana Heads Under the Sea to Wrap Up the 2016-17 Children's Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Dallas

Based on the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its unforgettable songs including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." When the mermaid, Princess Ariel, longs for a life out of the water, she bargains with the evil sea witch, Ursula, to trade her fins for legs. But the bargain is not what it seems, and Ariel needs to help of her colorful friends Founder the fish, Scuttle the seagull and Sebastian the crab to restore order under the sea. This show is suitable for all audiences. (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - CALENDAR GIRLS and More! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - CALENDAR GIRLS and More!
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Dallas

Check out the top stories from Dallas you might have missed this week and more! Top Stories From Dallas You Might Have Missed 3/24 - CALENDAR GIRLS and More! (more...)
Cry Havoc and Kitchen Dog to Present SHOTS FIRED and THE GREAT AMERICAN SIDESHOW This Summer Cry Havoc and Kitchen Dog to Present SHOTS FIRED and THE GREAT AMERICAN SIDESHOW This Summer
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Dallas

Today, Cry Havoc Theater Company announced the return of Shots Fired as well as the creation of a new work, The Great American Sideshow, both to be co-produced with Kitchen Dog Theater. (more...)
BWW Exclusive: The Basement Vlog #4: Opening Night BWW Exclusive: The Basement Vlog #4: Opening Night
by Guest Blogger: The Basement on March 23, 2017 in Dallas

With Tex, Taylor, and Doak getting off book for This Is Our Youth, and Chris and Ashleigh back in Chicago for college, Laney and Kennedy are the only ones left to vlog. Stay tuned next week for Chris and Ashleigh's special vlog all the way from Chicago! (more...)
Circle Theatre's 36th Season Continues with RASHEEDA SPEAKING Circle Theatre's 36th Season Continues with RASHEEDA SPEAKING
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in Dallas

The second play in Circle Theatre's 2017 season is Rasheeda Speaking. (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 Dallas

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...)
Theatre Three presents the Classic American Comedy-Drama SUSAN AND GOD Theatre Three presents the Classic American Comedy-Drama SUSAN AND GOD
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Dallas

Rachel Crothers' 1937 play-famously adapted into a 1940 film starring Joan Crawford-will receive a new production at Theatre Three beginning in April. The play follows Susan, a young wealthy New York socialite who lives only for Susan. When she discovers a new religious cult, she dives head first into her latest fad. Eager to spread the word of her transformation, Susan goes straight to her closest friends, who are, as usual, less than enthusiastic about her newest pastime.  (more...)
Second Thought Theatre Opens Area Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Second Thought Theatre Opens Area Premiere of STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Dallas

Second Thought Theatre continues its 2017 season of change with the area premiere of Straight White Men by Young Jean Lee. Local director/actor Christie Vela returns to direct for the company after making her acting debut for Second Thought last summer in A Kid Like Jake. Straight White Men begins with previews on Wednesday, April 12 and runs through Saturday, May 6. All performances of Straight White Men will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Straight White Men can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)
All New GREATER TUNA Directed by Jaston Williams Comes to Eisemann 4/21-22 All New GREATER TUNA Directed by Jaston Williams Comes to Eisemann 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Dallas

GREATER TUNA, the hilarious hit comedy about the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies, is coming back to the Eisemann Center in Richardson, Texas, this time with Co-Creator Jaston Williams sitting in the Director's chair. Performances take place on Friday, April 21 at 8:00 pm and Saturday, April 22 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm.  (more...)
PrismCo Movement Theatre Presents BRUISES: ANIMAL V MACHINE PrismCo Movement Theatre Presents BRUISES: ANIMAL V MACHINE
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Dallas

Join PrismCo Movement Theatre ringside as they use the combined grace and power of mixed martial arts to immerse you in the action-packed world of competitive MMA fighting. (more...)
Upstart Productions and The Basement Bring A Full Weekend of Great Theatre Upstart Productions and The Basement Bring A Full Weekend of Great Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Dallas

Two companies generating a lion's share of the recent theatrical buzz in DFW, with two of the most highly anticipated shows of March, have joined forces to make their productions accessible to a wide range of patrons by offering a bargain not to missed this week. Take in Upstart Productions mounting of Clifford Odet's Waiting for Lefty Thursday night, March 23, taking advantage of this company's PAY-WHAT-YOU-WANT pricing model and receive FREE admission to The Basement's Saturday, March 25, matinee of Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth.  (more...)
True Story Comes to Life in TOMAS AND THE LIBRARY LADY at Dallas Children's Theater True Story Comes to Life in TOMAS AND THE LIBRARY LADY at Dallas Children's Theater
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Dallas

Dallas Children's Theater brings to life the power of education through storytelling in TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY. Discover an inspiring, true story based on the life of Tomas Rivera, a young boy from Texas born into a family of migrant farm workers who ultimately became the first Mexican American to hold a position of chancellor in the University of California system. TOMÁS AND THE LIBRARY LADY opens March 24, 2017 at Dallas Children's Theater (DCT) / Rosewood Center for Family Arts. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For PARADE at WaterTower Theatre Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For PARADE at WaterTower Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West on March 21, 2017 in Dallas

This Saturday, WaterTower Theatre will produce a one-night-only benefit concert production of PARADE, a musical the theatre produced 10 years ago in their 2006-2007 Season. Inspired by the true events surrounding the 1913 murder trial of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jew living in Georgia who is wrongly convicted of the murder of 13-year old Mary Phagan, PARADE is filled with soaring music and a heart-wrenching story, offering a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.  Amid religious intolerance, political injustice and racial tension, the stirring Tony Award-winning PARADE explores the endurance of love and hope.  (more...)
BWW Feature:  Duo Deal with UPSTART PRODUCTIONS and THE BASEMENT This Weekend BWW Feature: Duo Deal with UPSTART PRODUCTIONS and THE BASEMENT This Weekend
by Kyle Christopher West on March 21, 2017 in Dallas

Two companies generating a lion's share of the recent theatrical buzz in DFW, with two of the most highly anticipated shows of March, have joined forces to make their productions accessible to a wide range of patrons by offering a bargain not to missed this week. (more...)
Theatre Three Announces 2017-18 Season; First Season Curated by New Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt Theatre Three Announces 2017-18 Season; First Season Curated by New Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Dallas

???????Newly-appointed Theatre Three Artistic Director Jeffrey Schmidt has announced the 2017-18 season for productions on the Norma Young Arena Stage. Theatre Three, Dallas's fifty-six year-old theatre-in-the-round, is located in the Quadrangle in the heart of uptown at 2800 Routh Street, Ste #168, Dallas, TX 75201. (more...)
MBS Productions presents a Revival of ...A MOMENT IN THE LIFE MBS Productions presents a Revival of ...A MOMENT IN THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Dallas

Dallas, summer 1942: Two seemingly ordinary women, Willa Dee and her cousin Emily await the mail.  National Geographic is doing a pictorial about American enlisted men training in the Bahamas, and they've gotten word that their husbands are featured in the photos.  The arrival of the magazine and the viewing of the photographs open up a Pandora's tinder box of memories, revelations and family secrets.  (more...)
SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. Brings 'Big, Bright, Beautiful World' J's  Performing Arts Space SHREK THE MUSICAL, JR. Brings 'Big, Bright, Beautiful World' J's Performing Arts Space
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Dallas

The fairy tale misfit adventure, Shrek The Musical Jr., comes to life on the Dallas stage with The J's Performing Arts Space (JPAS) productions of the of the adaptation of the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film. Shrek The Musical Jr. is comprised of two casts with actors ages 6 to 18. The Green Cast performs Thursday, March 23 at 7 p.m. andSunday, March 26 at 2 and 7 p.m.; the Blue Cast performs Thursday, March 30 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 1 at 8 p.m. and onSunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. All performances will take place in The J's Zale Auditorium at 7900 Northaven Road in Dallas. Attendees are encouraged to get involved in the show by dressing as their favorite fairytale character and purchasing a prop bag for audience interaction. Tickets are $18 for adults and $12 for children and seniors in advance. Tickets can be purchased online. (more...)