BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Louisville 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 Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Actors Theatre of Louisville Unveil New Artist Housing in Downtown Louisville


Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director, Les Waters and Managing Director, Jennifer Bielstein unveiled the completion of a new artist housing community located in the heart of downtown Louisv... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Stage One Family Theatre Presents NUMBER THE STARS, 2/19


During the German occupation of Denmark in World War II, the Nazis closed down Jewish-owned businesses and began to round up the Jews for relocation to concentration camps. Danish freedom fighters of ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

TAO: THE WAY OF THE DRUM Set for the Brown Theatre, 3/8


TAO: "The Way of the Drum" is set for Thursday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. at the Brown Theatre.... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Actors Theatre of Louisville Chooses 10-Minute Plays for 36th Humana Festival of New American Plays


Actors Theatre of Louisville Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein today announced the three ten-minute plays chosen to premiere during the 36th Humana Festival of New ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Kentucky Center's Arts in Healing Program to be Featured on Kentucky Homefront, 3/10


The Kentucky Center's Arts in Healing program will be featured on an upcoming live radio taping of "Kentucky Homefront." The public is invited to attend this special event happening on Saturday, March... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces COLLEGE DAYS WEEKEND Itinerary


Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the line-up of events that comprise the annual College Days Weekend as part of the 36th annual Humana Festival of N... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Actors Theatre Announces Panel Lineup for 36th Humana Festival


Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director, Les Waters and Managing Director, Jennifer Bielstein announce the complete schedule of panel discussions during the 36th annual Humana Festival of New... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Romeo & Juliet, TRUE WEST & More Set for The Actor's Theatre in 2012-2013


Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced The Actors Theatre's 49th season lineup. The 2012-2013 Brown-Forman Series, Waters' inaugural season at the helm, r... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Pandora Productions Presents THE TEMPERAMENTALS at Kentucky Center, 3/22-4/1


Pandora Productions kicks off its spring season with THE TEMPERAMENTALS, a new play by playwright Jon Marans and Winner of the 2010 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble Performances.... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Met Opera's Wagner's RING CYCLE and More to Screen in Louisville, Summer 2012


Just when you think the 2011/12 performing arts season is over, it was announced that the Metropolitan Opera will have a Summer Encore Series of 11 operas starting in early may. Stonybrook and Tinselt... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Pandora Productions Presents BARE, Opening 5/10


Pandora Productions announces its presentation of BARE, described as 'an exhilarating theatrical experience that will resonate with audiences of all ages. Reminiscent of Rent and Spring Awakening, thi... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts to Host THUNDER OVER LOUISVILLE, 4/21


The Center will open its doors for Thunder Over Louisville on Saturday, April 21, at 2 p.m. The air show begins at 3 p.m. with the fireworks kicking off at 9:30 p.m. ... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Meredith McDonough Named Actors Theatre of Louisville's New Associate Artistic Director


Today, Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce the appointment of Meredith McDonough as the Theatre's Associate Artistic Director.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Kathy Garver to Star in ABSOLUTELY DEAD World Premiere, 6/14-17


"Absolutely Dead", a chilling new mystery by playwright Michael Walker, premieres at the prestigious International Mystery Writers' Festival in Owensboro, Kentucky, June 13-17. Actress Kathy Garver, b... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Pandora Productions to Close Season With MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING, 6/14-24


Pandora Productions today announced that it will close the 2011-12 season with MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING. ... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Adam Rapp to Direct Actors Theatre's TRUE WEST


Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein today announced that award-winning playwright and director Adam Rapp will direct Sam Shepard's True West in Actors Theatre's 2012-... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

StageOne Family Theater Presents JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, 6/8-17


StageOne Family Theater (formerly Music Theatre Louisville) presents Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT from June 8th-17th.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Southern Indiana School for The Arts Set for Peter Shaffer's AMADEUS, June 29 - July 1, Clarksville


The Drama Studio of St Genesius Theatre, Southern Indiana School for the Arts will host a production of AMADEUS by Peter Shaffer, directed by Debbie Endris, on June 29, 30, July 1 at 7:30 PM and July ... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Screened in Louisville for the Met's HD Encore Series, 7/18


Contracted marriage, the lady kills her husband, goes 'mad' and dies, and then her real lover kills himself at her graveside. That's the formula for Lucia that showcases the great sopranos and tenors ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

CenterStage Presents RENT at JCC, 7/12-29


Rent, presented by CenterStage, runs July 12 - 29 at the Jewish Community Center. Information about performance times and ticket prices: (502) 459-0660 or go online at www.jewishlouisville.org.... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Grantham Coleman, Elvy Yost and More Star in Actors Theatre of Louisville's ROMEO AND JULIET


Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein have announced the cast and creative team for Actors Theatre's 2012-2013 season opener Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Th... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Actors Theatre of Louisville Announces Cast and Creative Team for Romeo & Juliet


Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Actors Theatre's 2012-2013 season opener Romeo and Juliet by William Shakes... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Russian National Orchestra Highlights Kentucky Center Presents' 2012-13 Season


This season, The Kentucky Center is offering something for everyone. The 2012-2013 Kentucky Center Presents season includes comedy and film, dance and world music, jazz, blues, classical, pop and more... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

DRIVING MISS DAISY Opens Bunbury Theatre's 2012-13 Season, 10/12


Driving Miss Daisy, one of Modern American Theatre's most touching and irresistible stories, will be presented by Bunbury Theatre Company. Directed by Jon Huffman, this Pulitzer-Prize and Academy Awar... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Pandora Productions' 2012/2013 Season Opens With KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN


The musical version of Manual Puig's 1976 novel first saw life in 1990. Despite having been begotten by theater royalty, Kiss of the Spider Woman got off to a rocky start before becoming one of the bi... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

The Kentucky Center Advises Patrons to Arrive Early This Saturday; Traffic Likely


The Kentucky Center urges patrons attending the Saturday, September 22 performance of Richard Kogan at the IdeaFestival at 8 p.m. to allow for extra time for transportation and parking. A simultaneou... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP Continues at Derby Dinner Playhouse thru 11/11


Agatha Christie's 'The Mousetrap' will be presented at the Derby Dinner Playhouse, now through Nov. 11.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

CenterStage: Jewish Community Center Presents RAGTIME, 10/25-11/11


Ragtime, The Musical sweeps into CenterStage at the Jewish Community Center, running October 25 - November 11, 2012. For tickets, call (502) 459-0660 or go online at www.CenterStageJCC.org.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

The Kentucky Center Announces New and Reelected Endowment Board Members


One new member was elected, one member was elected to the position of chair of the Endowment Board, and two past members were re-elected, at the Oct. 3 meeting of the Kentucky Center for the Performin... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Bard's Town Theatre Presents The Kings Of CHRISTMAS, 12/13-23


The Bard's Town Theatre has announced it's final show of the 2012 season--Doug Schutte's The Kings Of Christmas.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Derby Dinner Playhouse Presents Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/31


Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, the classic holiday musical is back by popular demand at the Derby Dinner Playhouse, running now through December 31, 2012.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Bunbury Theatre Presents THE LAST HANUKKAH CHRISTMAS, 12/13-23


A world premiere comedy The Last Hanukkah Christmas will be presented by Bunbury Theatre Company at the Henry Clay Theatre (604 South Third Street, Louisville).... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

University of Kentucky Opera Theatre and Altech's CELEBRATION OF SONG Returns, 12/9


Awaken the spirit of Christmas with music during the 7th Annual Celebration of Song, an hour of old-fashioned Christmas carols performed by the award-winning vocalists of the University of Kentucky Op... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Leslie Jordan And Varla Jean Merman To Come To Kentucky Center, 2/2


LEO A LITTLE OFF CENTER will bring an outrageous evening with Leslie Jordan and Varla Jean Merman to the Kentucky Center on Saturday, February 2, 8 pm at the Bomhard Theater.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Louisville Theatre Stories of 2012

Pandora Productions Presents '8,' 1/3-5


Just 4 weeks after the Supreme Court's landmark decision to hear arguments regarding California's Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) Pandora Productions proudly presents "8", an unpr... (read more...)




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