BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Houston in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Lead Alley Theater's RED


Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the 2010 Best Play Tony Award Winner, Red.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Houston Grand Opera Announces its 2012-13 Season


Houston Grand Opera, with Music Director Patrick Summers and Managing Director Perryn Leech, announces its 2012-13 season, headlined by four new productions. The first of these is Puccini's La bohème,... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL


Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's new production of the large scale classic, The Seagull, in the Alley's intimate Neuhaus Stage.... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Houston Grand Opera Presents THE BRICKLAYER, 3/15-21


As part of HGOco's Song of Houston: East + West initiative, Houston Grand Opera presents its 46th world premiere, The Bricklayer, March 15 - 21, 2012. Based on a short story by renowned Iranian-Americ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

ANNIE Announces Cast for March Premier


Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast that will lead their production of ANNIE, running March 20 - April 1 at the Hobby Center for The Performing Arts.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

RIVERDANCE Tour to Play Final Five Performances in Houston, June 2012


Recently, the producer of RIVERDANCE, Moya Doherty, announced that the United States touring production of the internationally-acclaimed worldwide phenomenon will close in June, 2012. ... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Theatre Under The Stars Announces 10th Annual Tommy Tune Award Nominees


John C. Breckenridge, President and CEO of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), announced today the nominations and presenters for TUTS' tenth annual Tommy Tune Awards which will be held on Tuesday, April ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Jeffrey Bean, James Black and More Set for Alley Theatre's THE SEAFARER, 4/6-4/29


Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the Conor McPherson's THE SEAFARER. The Seafarer, by Conor McPherson and direct... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

DISNEY'S THE LION KING Comes to the Hobby Center, 7/10-8/12


Disney Theatrical Productions and Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center announced today that tickets for the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING will go on sale to the public o... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

MST Announce Reading of THE WAY OF THE WATER to Mark 2-Year Anniversary of The BP Oil Spill, April 30


Main Street Theatre will participate in international reading project marking the two-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon BP oil spill in a free reading of THE WAY OF THE WATER by Caridad Svich ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Alley Theatre to Produce Agatha Christie's BLACK COFFEE on the Hubbard Stage, 7/7-8/5


Beginning in July 2012, the Alley Theatre will produce Agatha Christie's BLACK COFFEE during its popular ExxonMobil Summer Chills series. Under the direction of Gregory Boyd, the Alley's resident comp... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Hutchinson, Rainey, et al. Lead WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST at Alley Theatre, 5/11 - 6/12


Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's new production of Theresa Rebeck's WHAT WE'RE UP AGAINST, part of the Alley Theatre's New Play... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL - An Electrifyingly Good Time at Stages Repertory Theatre


Overall, Stages Repertory Theatre does a great job with their production of Next to Normal. This is a must see production of a must see show.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Michelle DeJean, Michael Tapley to Lead TUTS' BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS


Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) just announced the cast of The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, running June 5 - 17 at the Hobby Center for The Performing Arts. It's all big songs and big hair in this ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

A. D. Players Announces SHERLOCK HOLMES, FIRST CHURCH OF TEXACO & More for 2012-2013 Season


A. D. Players has announced its 2012-2013 season, opening with the Houston professional premiere of Steven Dietz's award winning play, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure, and followed by the Houston... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE Shines Big and Bright


Houston's Theatre Under the Stars' production of the two time Tony award winning musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas reminds Houston audiences why it has always been said that the stars shine ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: HGO's NEW ARRIVALS - A Touching and Inspiring Opera


During the month of June, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) in conjunction with Asia Society Texas produced and premiered a fantastic and newly commissioned opera New Arrivals, featuring a libretto by Catheri... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: RED HOT PATRIOT: THE KICK-ASS WIT OF MOLLY IVINS - A True Texas Treat


Every summer, as the temperatures in Houston start to break into the low 100s on a daily basis, patriotism and pride in one's country also balloons. Texans, like all Americans, put flags on display an... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to the Hobby Center, Now thru 8/12


Disney Theatrical Productions and Gexa Energy Broadway at the Hobby Center previously announced the long-awaited return engagement of Disney's THE LION KING to Houston. The show leaps onto the Hobby C... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: DOOMSDAY REVUE - The Greatest Apocalypse Ever!


Tamarie Cooper's magnificent production of her fifteenth annual original piece, DOOMSDAY REVUE (the greatest musical ever!), proves that Houston has a wealth of artistic talent. Moreover, The Catastro... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: BLOODY BLOODY Andrew Jackson - A Rocking & Rollicking Good Time


Patriotism seems to be a running theme in the Houston theatre scene this summer, and each piece is just as mesmerizing as the one before it. Generations: A Theatre Company's fantastic contribution to ... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Smash Engagement in Houston


Disney's THE LION KING is celebrating its third smash engagement in Houston, which concluded on Sunday, August 12 presented by Broadway Across America and the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Video Preview of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Dancers in OVER GLOW


Aspen Santa Fe Ballet (ASFB) returns to Houston with a new program on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. in Wortham Center's Cullen Theater, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. Below is a video p... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Main Street Theater Announces 38th MainStage Season and 33rd Theater for Youth Season


Main Street Theater announces its 38th MainStage Season and 33rd Theater for Youth Season.... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE is a Fun Tangled Web of Danger and Intrigue


To kick off their 2012-2013 season, A.D. Players is presenting Steven Dietz's Edgar award winning play SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE. The play itself is an adaptation of American actor William ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's CLEAR and MADAME BUTTERFLY- Sumptuous, Emotional and Beautiful


The Houston Ballet is synonymous with fantastic and sumptuous performances. Each of their dancers, from Principals to Apprentices, is a supremely talented artist at the top of their class in professio... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Stages' 2 PIANOS 4 HANDS - Exciting, Fun and Funny


Who has not worked hard to achieve a dream and later had to swallow the bitter pill of a dream lost? This authentic and original play charms its way into the heart of the audience, tickling their ribc... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

Stark Naked Theatre Presents BODY AWARENESS, 10/25-11/10


Stark Naked Theatre Company opens its 2nd season with the Houston premiere of Body Awareness, a relevant and thought-provoking comedy written by two-time Obie Award-winning author Annie Baker and dire... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: BODY AWARENESS - A Stirring and Beautiful Portrait of Intimately Intense Humanity


Providing the Regional Premieres of both the play and playwright, Stark Naked Theatre Company's production of BODY AWARENESS by Annie Baker is an exciting and captivating examination of familial dysfu... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: HGO's THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS Sparkles with Rib-Tickling Whimsy


Houston Grand Opera is performing Gioachino Rossini's splendid, humorous, and simply delightful L'italiana in Algeri or THE ITALIAN GIRL IN ALGIERS for the first time. Even knowing that comedic operas... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER is Opulent, Charming & Magical


As the Black Friday sales died down, the Houston Ballet's live orchestra began to stir. With a quick hush, the murmuring audience gave into their anticipation of dancing sugar plum fairies. As the lig... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

LOVE GOES TO PRESS Makes Regional Premiere at Main Street Theater, 11/23-12/23


Main Street Theater introduces Houston to this delightful play which has only been produced twice before in the U.S.: once in New York in 1947 and once in New York earlier in 2012. "I am so glad that ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

MECA and MST Partner for Mexican Pastorela LA MUSICA DEL CIELO, 12/7-9


Main Street Theater collaborates with MECA Houston (Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts) to present a Mexican Pastorela, La Música del Cielo (Music from Heaven), written and direct... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Houston Ballet's CHOREOGRAPHIC WORKSHOP - A Showcase of Exquisite, Astonishing Talents


The Houston Ballet organization is imbued with talent from top to bottom. Last year, they organized an event in which the dancers got to experiment and begin growing their own individual choreographic... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: One-Man A CHRISTMAS CAROL is Theatrical Brilliance


To many, a one-man dramatic reading of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol seems like an entirely new and unique spin on the classic work. However, Charles Dickens himself employed this approach to pre... (read more...)
BWW's Top Houston Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Really is a Toe-Tappin' Family Musical!


For the holiday season, A.D. Players is presenting SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS. The family friendly holiday musical is part of the SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN series, and was written by Connie Ray, Conceived b... (read more...)

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