BWW Reviews: NEWSIES Chock Full of Amazing Dancers at TPAC
(5/27/2015) - It often seems today that life is fraught with apathy and complacency and Newsies becomes a great conversation starter for young and old alike. This musical essentially becomes what the original newsboys strike of 1899 was: a call to action.
BWW Reviews: Verge Theater's THE NINA VARIATIONS
(5/27/2015) - You don't have to be a devotee of Chekhov - you don't even have to be a fan of live theater necessarily - but it clearly helps if you are in the audience for Verge Theater Company's production of Steven Dietz's The Nina Variations, which is sometimes whimsical and oftentimes dramatic in the rich tradition of Russian literature.
BWW Reviews: NEWSIES' National Tour Lands in Music City
(5/27/2015) - Christopher Gattelli's superb choreography - spirited and athletic, amazingly theatrical and awe-inspiring - may be reason enough to see Disney's Newsies, the show now ensconced at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday, where it's entertaining audiences and eliciting some of the loudest responses we've ever heard in that cavernous space.
CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
(5/26/2015) - Disney's Newsies will claim Nashville as their own hometown with a weeklong run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, Osborne and Eppler's Southern Fried Nuptials takes the stage in Woodbury, and local favorite Geoff Davin unveils his latest theatrical creation - Adamenses Huckster…and there's plenty of theater continuing this week to keep you occupied all week long!
Introducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR
(5/26/2015) - Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening around us that it's difficult to keep track of it all. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, which is a comprehensive listing of theatrical openings,that will be updated each week, for the 2015/16 season.
NEWSIES Makes Nashville Debut, 5/26-31
(5/26/2015) - Disney Theatrical Productions and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center announce that the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical, NEWSIES, will make its Nashville debut with a limited one-week engagement at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall, May 26-31.
Geoff Davin's THE FIRST CHURCH OF MARY... Premieres Next Week
(5/22/2015) - Subtitled 'a play about Faith, Narcissism, & Red Velvet Cake,' The First Church of Mary (which is how we will refer to it hereafter) allows Davin to don a wig and heels - 'yet again,' according to the show's press release - to play his newest creation Adamenses Huckster, the protagonist of his 'new play (with mus
BWW Interviews: NEWSIES' Angela Grovey
(5/22/2015) - Newsies: The Musical heads to Tennessee Performing Arts Center next week and helps ring in the beginning of summer. Based on the 1992 Disney movie of same name, Newsies: The Musical visits the late 1800s of New York City. Actress Angela Grovey plays Medda Larkin. With an extensive career in film, television, and theatre, Angela took some time out of her busy touring schedule to answer some questions for our readers in the Nashville region.
CRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best Bets
(5/22/2015) - It's the official kick-off to summer, what with the Memorial Day Weekend upon us already - seriously, where did the time go? - and while we're certain your calendar is filled with cookouts, fireworks (we don't save all the sparklers for July 4th do we?) and swimming (if it warms up enough here in frosty Tennessee, where it's in the 50s as I type). But being the theatrical fanatic that we (using either the editorial "we" or the royal "we"…just take your pick) are, we would like to humbly suggest you make your way to the theater in the next few days to get some artistic inspiration.
THE FRIDAY FIVE: THE NINA VARIATIONS' Jaclynn Jutting & Justin Hand
(5/22/2015) - Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, our spotlight focuses on Justin Hand, who plays Treplev, and director Jaclynn Jutting from Verge Theatre's production of Steven Dietz's The Nina Variations, opening tonight at Belmont's Black Box Theatre.