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Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/28/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/28/2017
by BWW on May 28, 2017 in Memphis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/28/2017 for Memphis (more...)
Orpheum Announces Winners for 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards Orpheum Announces Winners for 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Memphis

On Thursday, May 25, 2017, the Orpheum Theatre Group announced the winners of the 2017 High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 2017 in Memphis

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 DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at Theatre Memphis SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Memphis

South Pacific sails onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage June 2 - 25, 2017. This Pulitzer Prize-winning musical follows a nurse stationed on an island during World War II who is in love with a French expatriate plantation owner. She struggles accepting his mixed-raced children and, along with another romance between a U.S. Lieutenant and a young island native, issues of racial prejudice and gender roles are candidly explored. Filled with memorable songs such as "Some Enchanted Evening", "I'm Gonna Wash that Man Right Outa My Hair" and "Bali Ha'i", to name a few. (more...)
RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Bring La Vie Boheme to Memphis RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Bring La Vie Boheme to Memphis
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Memphis

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN for a limited engagement June 16-18, 2017. (more...)
PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to Playhouse on the Square PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Comes to Playhouse on the Square
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Memphis

Based on the smash-hit movie adored by fans for decades, Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends: Tick, Bernadette, and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship but end up finding more than they ever could have dreamed. (more...)
RIPCORD Comes to The Circuit Playhouse RIPCORD Comes to The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Memphis

Best described as Golden Girls meets The Odd Couple, Ripcord is an uproarious new comedy by noted playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Ripcord takes us to the Bristol Place Assisted Living Facility where foul-tempered Abby has just learned that she has to share her sunny top-floor room with newcomer Marilyn. Loathe to share her space, Abby challenges Marilyn to a seemingly harmless bet where the loser abandons the sunny top-floor room. The events that follow take the women on a ridiculous journey that reveals not only the tenacity of these worthy opponents but also some secrets they would rather remain hidden. Ripcord brings us the fight of the century, and after all, wouldn't they know? (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Memphis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Memphis (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Memphis

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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Rock Band KISS Added to ICONS: THE INFLUENCE OF ELVIS PRESLEY Exhibit at Graceland Rock Band KISS Added to ICONS: THE INFLUENCE OF ELVIS PRESLEY Exhibit at Graceland
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in Memphis

The year-long 40th anniversary commemoration of the life and legacy of Elvis Presley continues in Memphis with additional artifacts being added to the recently opened ICONS: The Influence of Elvis Presley exhibit located at the new Elvis Presley's Memphis entertainment and exhibit complex at Graceland. (more...)
BWW Review: KILLER JOE at TheatreWorks BWW Review: KILLER JOE at TheatreWorks
by Austin McLellan on May 18, 2017 in Memphis

KILLER JOE opened this past weekend at TheatreWorks, under the direction of James Kevin Cochran. Written by Tracy Letts in 1993, this production from New Moon Theatre is raucous fun, and expertly presented. If you're looking for an evening of raw yet captivating entertainment, go check out Killer Joe before it closes on May 28. (more...)
Set Sail with the Swashbuckling Musical Comedy THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR, 5/26 - 6/17 Set Sail with the Swashbuckling Musical Comedy THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, JR, 5/26 - 6/17
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Memphis

Sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric Major-General are just a few of the characters dropping anchor at the corner of Franklin and First in Historic Downtown Clarksville. (more...)
TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18 TN Shakespeare Company Stages THE COMEDY OF ERRORS 6/8-18
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Memphis

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents William Shakespeare's madcap, joyous The Comedy of Errors on the U of M's Theatre Mainstage from June 8-18. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in Memphis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for Memphis (more...)
Orpheum's LOVE LETTERS to Benefit Church Health Center This June Orpheum's LOVE LETTERS to Benefit Church Health Center This June
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Memphis

Love Letters, A.R. Gurney's disarmingly funny, emotional portrait of the rebellious Melissa Gardner and straight-as-an-arrow Andrew Makepeace Ladd III, is coming to the stage of the Orpheum's Halloran Centre for two nights on June 23 and June 24. (more...)
Alton Brown to Bring 'EAT YOUR SCIENCE' Tour to the Orpheum This Fall Alton Brown to Bring 'EAT YOUR SCIENCE' Tour to the Orpheum This Fall
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in Memphis

Television personality, author and Food Network star Alton Brown has announced 'Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science' (www.altonbrownlive.com) will visit the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, November 17. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in Memphis

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 LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/07/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 5/07/2017
by BWW on May 07, 2017 in Memphis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/07/2017 for Memphis (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/5 - IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, 42ND STREET in Denver, TITLE OF SHOW in Baltimore and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 05, 2017 in Memphis

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 a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! - WE CAME TO DANCE to Hit Memphis This Summer DANCING WITH THE STARS: LIVE! - WE CAME TO DANCE to Hit Memphis This Summer
by BWW News Desk on May 01, 2017 in Memphis

Following the success of the sold out "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - We Came to Dance" tour this winter, TV's hottest show is going back on tour across America this summer in "Dancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights." Fans of the show have the opportunity to see the best ballroom dancers in the business perform live in Memphis, TN. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/30/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW on April 30, 2017 in Memphis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Memphis (more...)
2017 Orpheum Summer Movie Series Announced 2017 Orpheum Summer Movie Series Announced
by BWW News Desk on April 28, 2017 in Memphis

Before a pop-up screening of Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial at the Halloran Centre tonight, the Orpheum Theatre Group revealed the lineup for the 2017 Summer Movie Series. Presented by Orion Federal Credit Union for a sixth year, the series will run from June 2 to August 25 in the historic Orpheum Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 5, at 10am. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Memphis

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Classical Music Awards! The awards honor professional classical music recordings that were released from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016. Our BWW editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15th. (more...)
Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Nominate NOW for the First-Ever 2017 BWW Dance Awards!
by BWW Staff on April 28, 2017 in Memphis

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BWW Dance Awards! Dance professionals, professional dance companies, and professional dance productions in all dance genres in any part of the United States are eligible. The awards honor professional dance in America that took place from January 1st to December 31st 2016. Our editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through May 15. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/28; IN THE HEIGHTS in DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on April 28, 2017 in Memphis

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 a Spanish adaptation of IN THE HEIGHTS in Washington, DC, HERE LIES LOVE at Seattle Rep, and WEST SIDE STORY in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)