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BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Starlight Theatre BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner on June 28, 2017 in Kansas City

One you transport back to the late 50s and 60s this one is a lot of fun. (more...)
Union Station Swing Dance to Feature Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and More Union Station Swing Dance to Feature Kansas City Jazz Orchestra and More
by BWW News Desk on June 28, 2017 in Kansas City

Dance At The Depot is back and the hottest ticket in town! Don't miss this evening starting with a dance lesson warmup at 7:30 pm, then live USO style music featuring the KANSAS CITY JAZZ ORCHESTRA starting at 8:00 pm in Historic Union Station. (more...)
Angry Accusations Fly in THE CRUCIBLE at The Barn Players Angry Accusations Fly in THE CRUCIBLE at The Barn Players
by BWW News Desk on June 27, 2017 in Kansas City

This July the Barn Players bring playwright Arthur Miller's Tony Award winning drama "The Crucible" to their stage. The setting: Salem, Massachusetts, 1692. When married farmer John Proctor breaks off an affair, his young scorned mistress leads her girlfriends in a pagan ritual against Proctor's wife. When the rite is discovered, accusations fly. Proctor's innocent wife is brought to trial and John must now attempt to defend her and avoid being accused of sorcery himself. What terrifying outcome might await them if he fails her? This unforgettable drama of gripping American history also serves as a timely reflection upon our own contemporary society.  (more...)
New Works Playwright Competition Winner Workshops THE GREEN BOOK WINE CLUB TRAIN TRIP at OCTA New Works Playwright Competition Winner Workshops THE GREEN BOOK WINE CLUB TRAIN TRIP at OCTA
by BWW News Desk on June 27, 2017 in Kansas City

Local playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson, winner of Olathe Civic Theatre Association's inaugural New Works Playwright Competition, returns for the Winner Workshop of the competition's wildly popular script, The Green Book Wine Club Train Trip. (more...)
Disney's CAMP ROCK Opens This Week at Theatre in the Park Disney's CAMP ROCK Opens This Week at Theatre in the Park
by BWW News Desk on June 26, 2017 in Kansas City

Imagine summer camp complete with rock rivalries and you have the jamming musical, DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK! With an abundance of music sure to have your feet stomping, DISNEY'S CAMP ROCK is Theatre in the Park's third show of its 2017 summer season. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 6/25/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 6/25/2017
by BWW on June 25, 2017 in Kansas City

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/25/2017 for Kansas City (more...)
BWW Review: 'MAMMA MIA!' at Kansas City Starlight Theatre BWW Review: 'MAMMA MIA!' at Kansas City Starlight Theatre
by Paul Bolton on June 26, 2017 in Kansas City

Combining ABBA's greatest hits, including 'Dancing Queen,' 'S.O.S' 'Super Trouper,' 'Take a Chance on Me' and 'The Winner Takes It All,' with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship Catherine Johnson has crafted a plot to expertly string together these more than 20 songs (written by Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Andersson) in a show that is in the top ten longest running Broadway shows list. This production serves up both the bouncy electronic music that is familiar, with mother-vs. -daughter story about contrasting views of what constitutes a family. (more...)
Family-Friendly Concert, Kidszone Slated for 7th Annual Maker Faire in Kansas City Family-Friendly Concert, Kidszone Slated for 7th Annual Maker Faire in Kansas City
by BWW News Desk on June 24, 2017 in Kansas City

Union Station, KCPT and The Bridge have announced a partnership that will introduce a dedicated kidszone and Today night concert featuring rhythm and blues musician Anderson East to the 7th Annual Maker Faire Kansas City, June 24 - 25, at Union Station. Both the KCPT kidszone and Today night concert are new featured attractions to this year's Faire and will be one of the first events hosted in the spacious, new outdoor Haverty Family Yards. (more...)
NELLY DON THE MUSICAL Comes to The MTH Theater at Crown Center NELLY DON THE MUSICAL Comes to The MTH Theater at Crown Center
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Kansas City

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is proud to present a workshop concert reading/singing of the new Kansas City based musical Nelly Don, on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm. (more...)
JERSEY BOYS to Bring Rags-to-Riches Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Starlight JERSEY BOYS to Bring Rags-to-Riches Story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons to Starlight
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Kansas City

It's nearly time for Starlight Theatre audiences to experience the hit musical built around the harmonies and behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Oh, What a Night lies ahead when Jersey Boys transports Starlight audiences back to the 1960s and '70s for six music-full performances June 27-July 2. U.S. Bank is the presenting sponsor of Jersey Boys.    (more...)
The Barn Players Plan Move to Downtown Kansas City in 2018 The Barn Players Plan Move to Downtown Kansas City in 2018
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in Kansas City

The Barn Players have announced the finalization of their plans to become a flagship tenant at the Arts Asylum. (more...)
Public Theater Adds KCRep's New Work FIRE IN DREAMLAND to Lineup Public Theater Adds KCRep's New Work FIRE IN DREAMLAND to Lineup
by BWW News Desk on June 22, 2017 in Kansas City

Kansas City Repertory Theatre announced today that FIRE IN DREAMLAND has been added to the 2017-2018 season at The Public Theater in New York City. KCRep also congratulates their Director of New Works, Marissa Wolf who will direct the play for The Public Theater. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 23, 2017 in Kansas City

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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)
Artists' Strike Lands at Kansas City Fringe 2017 Artists' Strike Lands at Kansas City Fringe 2017
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Kansas City

Artists' strike lands at KC Fringe 2017 Kansas City, Mo. (June 21, 2017) - The artists in the metro have had it and are going on strike! Tired of the disrespect and dismissal from politicians and pundits, an idealistic artist calls for an art strike in the Crossroads to battle The Man. Determined to show everyone what the world would look like without artists, the strike quickly generates a Tweet storm of surprising proportion.             (more...)
Lyric Opera of Kansas City Awarded NEA Arts Award for EVEREST Lyric Opera of Kansas City Awarded NEA Arts Award for EVEREST
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Kansas City

Lyric Opera of Kansas City General Director Deborah Sandler today announced that the organization has been awarded an Art Works award of $30,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts in support of the Lyric Opera's 2017 production of Everest by composer Joby Talbot and librettist Gene Scheer, the second production of this important new work since its world premiere at The Dallas Opera in 2015. (more...)
CRAZY FOR YOU Taps its Way into Theatre in the Park CRAZY FOR YOU Taps its Way into Theatre in the Park
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in Kansas City

What's better than a Gershwin tune? A lot of Gershwin tunes - and that's what audiences will get with the delightful musical CRAZY FOR YOU at Theatre in the Park beginning Friday, June 16 for a seven-performance run. (more...)
JERSEY BOYS Brings the Rags-to-Riches Story (and Music!) of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons JERSEY BOYS Brings the Rags-to-Riches Story (and Music!) of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in Kansas City

It's nearly time for Starlight Theatre audiences to experience the hit musical built around the harmonies and behind-the-music story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Oh, What a Night lies ahead when Jersey Boys transports Starlight audiences back to the 1960s and '70s for six music-full performances June 27-July 2. U.S. Bank is the presenting sponsor of Jersey Boys.    (more...)
BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Theatre In The Park BWW Review: CRAZY FOR YOU at Theatre In The Park
by Alan Portner on June 19, 2017 in Kansas City

'Crazy For You,' now playing at the Theatre In The Park in Shawnee Mission Park, is the theatrical equivalent of the 'Little Engine That Could.' It represents the fifth generation of musical shows based on George and Ira Gershwin's 1930 'Girl Crazy' score. Even though the original version kicked off the careers of Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers, none of these shows remotely resembles any of its siblings. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 6/18/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 6/18/2017
by BWW on June 18, 2017 in Kansas City

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/18/2017 for Kansas City (more...)
BWW Review: HAMLET in Kansas City at Southmoreland Park. Shakespeare's revenge tragedy a treasure for Kansas City theatergoers BWW Review: HAMLET in Kansas City at Southmoreland Park. Shakespeare's revenge tragedy a treasure for Kansas City theatergoers
by Paul Bolton on June 19, 2017 in Kansas City

World class performance of 'Hamlet' now playing for free at Kansas City's Southmoreland Park next door to the Nelson-Adkins Museum. Featuring a stellar cast who breathe a fresh breath into Shakespeare's revenge tragedy. (more...)
The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents NELLY DON the Musical The MTH Theater at Crown Center presents NELLY DON the Musical
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2017 in Kansas City

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is proud to present a workshop concert reading/singing of the new Kansas City based musical Nelly Don, on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 8:00 pm. (more...)
MAMMA MIA! It's the Last Chance for KC to See ABBA's Smash-Hit Musical MAMMA MIA! It's the Last Chance for KC to See ABBA's Smash-Hit Musical
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2017 in Kansas City

After 15 unforgettable years of entertaining audiences across North America, the national tour of MAMMA MIA! says farewell to the road next month. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! returns to Starlight Theatre for one weekend only - Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 16, 2017 in Kansas City

'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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)
It's Tony Time at MUSICAL MONDAY & TUESDAY at MTH It's Tony Time at MUSICAL MONDAY & TUESDAY at MTH
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in Kansas City

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming Musical Monday & Tuesday, June 26 and 27. June's program features tunes from the 7 musicals nominated for the 2017 "Best Musical" and "Best Revival of a Musical" Tony Award. Audiences can expect to hear songs from the grounbreaking scores of Dear Evan Hansen, Groundhog Day, Come From Away, The Great Comet, Hello, Dolly!, Falsettos, and Miss Saigon. (more...)
Opening This Week at Theatre in the Park: CRAZY FOR YOU Opening This Week at Theatre in the Park: CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk on June 12, 2017 in Kansas City

A lot of Gershwin tunes - and that's what audiences will get with the delightful musical CRAZY FOR YOU at Theatre in the Park beginning Friday, June 16 for a seven-performance run. (more...)