BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Long Island 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 Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

'The Colors of Venice & Burano' Comes to the Historic Garibaldi-Meucci Museum, 1/14


On Saturday, January 14 at 2 p.m., the Garibaldi-Meucci Museum will host an artist's opening for "The Colors of Venice &?Burano." The show, which will run through April 11, is a collection of manipula... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BT McNicholl Directs Northport's THE SUNSHINE BOYS; Lewis J. Stadlen Leads


The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport has announced the cast and creative team for the Neil Simon comedy, The Sunshine Boys. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Verdict is in - TWELVE ANGRY MEN Makes a Strong Case


It's 1957 on an excruciatingly hot day in New York and twelve men of different upbringings, professions, demeanors, beliefs, and ages are locked in a room to decide the fate of a young man who has bee... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: You Can't Stop The Beat Of CM PAC's HAIRSPRAY


From the moment the curtain for 'Hairspray" rises, you can tell you're in for a great time. Running through March 11th at CM PAC of Oakdale, you'll find this Tony-award winning show has a great story ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Corps Values -- A FEW GOOD MEN Stands and Delivers


Now this challenging piece of theater is being presented by BayWay Arts Center in East Islip until February 12th and moving with its full cast to the extension of BayWay Arts Center in Elmont, Long Is... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE SUNSHINE BOYS Take Over The Engeman


You can always depend on the John W. Engeman Theater of Nortport, Long Island, to provide top-notch productions. Their latest, Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys", is no different, especially under the s... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: FALSETTOS Bows with Power & Heart at Lantern Theatre


Exceptional casting, gorgeous piano accompaniment, and a powerful piece of theater come together to make the Lantern Theater's first attempt at a musical in 60 years a complete masterpiece. The first ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Sunset Boulevard at CM PAC - Hollywood Unleashed


In Sunset Boulevard, audiences see that the glitz and glamour of old Hollywood has changed, but its egos and sometimes anomalous nature have stayed the same. This musical, now playing at CM PAC in Oak... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: 'Be Italian' at NINE in East Islip, Long Island


'Nine', presented by the BroadHollow Theatre Company, proved to be a great incarnation of a Broadway favorite. The cast, directed by Jason Allyn, sounded excellent, the set was fantastic, and the cost... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

The John W. Engeman Theater Presents 42nd STREET, April 14


The John W. Engeman Theater presents four time Tony Award Winning Musical, 42nd STREET, beginning with previews on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 8:00 p.m., an official opening on Saturday, April 14 at 8... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Go Dream a Little at John W.Engeman Theater's 42ND STREET


In 42nd Street, the latest production tap dancing its way on stage at the John W. Engeman Theater through June 17th, Peggy Sawyer is that girl. A rookie actress from Allentown, PA, she quite literally... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: AVENUE Q at Smithtown PAC - Still Fulfilling Its Purpose


With Rick Lyon at the helm, it is no surprise that the production of the Tony Award winning Avenue Q at the Smithtown Performing Arts Center is a fantastic one. Mr. Lyon was part of the original Broad... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: 3 Paws Way Up for CATS at Gateway Playhouse


This past weekend, Gateway Playhouse in Bellport, New York jumpstarted their 2012 season with Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cats. The winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical in 1982, Cats still holds the di... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Theatre Three - 'You Don't Know' What You're Missing


The Pulitzer and Tony award winning musical, Next To Normal, by Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitts, is a force to be reckoned with. For its Long Island premier, now playing through June 23rd, Jeffrey Sanzel's... (read more...)
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BWW Reviews: Showboat Sails into CM PAC of Oakdale


It is truly gratifying to experience a quintessential musical like Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein's Tony-winning, Showboat -- especially when it has a great cast like CM PAC's current production. I... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The Gateways' Loverly Production of MY FAIR LADY


It is easy to see why Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewes' My Fair Lady has been called "the perfect musical". The music is beautiful, the story is heartwarming, and when you have a cast like the one... (read more...)
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Bay Street Theatre's MEN'S LIVES Revival Begins July 3


Bay Street Theatre has announced the second production of the 2012 Mainstage Season. MEN'S LIVES, by Joe Pintauro; based on the book by Peter Matthiessen is currently in rehearsal in New York City und... (read more...)
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Polly Draper Talks MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE at Bay Street Theatre


This summer, Bay Street Theatre had the pleasure to open its 2012 Mainstage season with Polly Draper starring in My Brilliant Divorce by Geraldine Aron. Audiences may remember Draper from her hit show... (read more...)

July

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Sally Struthers to Lead Gateway's 9 TO 5, 7/18-8/4


Grab your lunchbox, roll up your sleeves and pour yourself a cup of ambition for the Long Island premiere of Dolly Parton's "9 to 5: The Musical," July 18-Aug. 4 at the Patchogue Theatre for the Perfo... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: The World Spins, Sinks and Soars at CAP's NEXT TO NORMAL


There's something to be said for a small theater space. It's intimate, it's personal, and there isn't a bad seat in the place. But with a musical as beautifully tragic and human as Next To Normal, it ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: BroadHollow's LEGALLY BLONDE at BayWay - 'Positive' You'll Love This Show


BroadHollow Theatre Company brings the most fashionable law student to Long Island with their showing of the Tony nominated musical, Legally Blonde. Now playing through August 5th at their East Islip ... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: New York Tenors Play Long Island!


Since the inception of The Three Tenors on July 7, 1990 in Rome at the Baths of Caracalla on the eve of the FIFA World Cup Final, Plácido Domingo, José Carreras and the one and onlyLuciano Pavarotti; ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Usdan Center Presents SELECT ART SHOW, 8/3


The SELECT ART SHOW is an opening of visual art exhibit with work by junior and senior art students.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Ferocious Fun at HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON LIVE SPECTACULAR at Nassau Coliseum


In the years since, animatronics have found homes in movies, theme parks, and now arena shows like Dreamworks' How to Train a Dragon Live Spectacular - which premiered last night at the Nassau Coliseu... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: TREASURE ISLAND, A MUSICAL ADVENTURE World Premiere - A Wonderful Pirate Tale at Theatre Three


Aye, Matees! It is so exciting to see the world premiere of a show. I had this opportunity with the opening of Treasure Island, A Musical Adventure at Theatre Three in Port Jefferson, Long Island. Thi... (read more...)
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John W. Engeman Theater at Northport Presents SEUSSICAL, 9/22-10/28


The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport presents Seussical The Musical, part of the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Youth Theater Series. SEUSSICAL will run from September 22 to October 28, 2012 and wi... (read more...)
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Bay Street Theatre Sets HARBORFEST for 9/14 & 15


Bay Street Theatre announced three HarborFest Weekend events taking place Sept. 14 and 15. Plans include the screening of the classic Clark Gable film IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT on Friday, Sept. 14 at 8 pm... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: Edward Burns Honored at Gold Coast International Film Festival


Edward Burns Actor/Director and Long Island native was honored with the 2012 Artist of Distinction Award for achievement in film by the Gold Coast International Film Festival last night.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: Inside the 2012 Great Neck Arts Center Gala


The Great Neck Arts Center held their Gala 2012 at the Historic Oheka Castle last night. In 2013 the Center will be marking it's 20th anniversary in Nassau County. It serves a large population of chil... (read more...)
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Nelson DeMille, KT Sullivan, Gary Ackerman to Be Honored at Great Neck Arts Center Gala


Caroline Sorokoff Associate Director of the Great Neck Arts Center has announced that KT Sullivan, United States Congressman Gary Ackerman, author Nelson DeMille and and a local arts philanthropis... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

The Script to Headline Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert at the Paramount, 11/8


The Paramount, located in downtown Huntington, Long Island announces the "Strong Island Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert" - a special concert event scheduled for this Thursday, November 8 at 8 pm. The ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Qurrat Ann Kadwani Performs One-Woman Show in Long Island City, 11/15


After a successful premiere at this year's Chicago Fringe Festival, actress and playwright Qurrat Ann Kadwani will perform her one-woman show "They Call Me Q!" at Variations Theatre Group: Harvest The... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Hampton Theatre Company Adds Extra Weekend of GOOD PEOPLE, 11/8-18


Due to Hurricane Sandy, the Hampton Theatre Company was forced to cancel all performances of its critically and popularly acclaimed production of David Lindsay-Abaire's 'Good People' through November ... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Coverage: Tenor Karl Scully Performs in Bay Shore, NY


On December 14, 2012 International Tenor Karl Scully performed at St. PatRick Church, Bay Shore, NY along with The Harps of Tara and The Hibernian Festival Singers. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the e... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Gateway's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins 12/14


Casting is complete, and rehearsals are underway for the Long Island premiere of "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," playing Dec. 14-30, at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Long Island Theatre Stories of 2012

Bay Street Theatre Presents The Legends Series CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Film, 12/21


Bay Street Theatre, in association with Historic Films Archive, presents The Legends Series CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR film on Friday, December 21 at 8 pm.... (read more...)

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