BWW Reviews: Have the Time of Your Life at DIRTY DANCING
(11/26/2014) - Fans of the beloved movie rejoice as Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage comes to Atlanta's Fox Theatre. Filled with the hit songs and recognizable dance moves from the movie, this stage adaptation does not disappoint.
BWW Reviews: JOSEPH and His Fading Dreamcoat
(11/26/2014) - Anyone familiar with the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat would know that it's one part kitschy and one part pure entertainment. It's meant to be a fun and over the top Broadway hit -frankly, there's nothing wrong with the quality showmanship required for this particular musical. Almost no dialogue is merely spoken - audiences are constantly bombarded with songs that play out as if one right after the other is going to be a show stopper. It's what audiences expect. It's what has kept the otherwise unimpressive musical alive for so long. There is no Les Mis depth to keep audiences intrigued or the characterizations of Sweeney Todd to pull people to one character's defense over the other.
BWW Reviews: JOSEPH Falls Short of 'Amazing'
(11/24/2014) - Joseph is once again traveling the country with his coat of many colors, so how does this reimagining of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat fare in the current musical landscape? The hardworking cast keeps the show lively and entertaining but the musical shows its age in structure and song.
BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
(11/21/2014) - Nashville has been blessed this week with the national touring production of The Book of Mormon. Since storming onto Broadway in 2011 and walking away with eleven Tony awards that season, The Book of Mormon has crossed from being a Broadway phenomenon to becoming a pop culture staple. If you ask anyone, chances are pretty good that they've at least heard of The Book of Mormon musical.
BWW Reviews: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
(11/20/2014) - Based upon the fairy tale Cinderella, particularly the French version Cendrillon, ou la Petite Pantoufle de Verre, by Charles Perrault. The story concerns a young woman forced into a life of servitude by her cruel stepmother, who dreams of a better life. With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella is transformed into an elegant young lady and is able to attend the ball to meet her Prince, but, in this version, she must open the Prince's eyes to the injustice in his kingdom.
BWW TV: Seize the Day and Watch Highlights of NEWSIES on Tour!
(11/19/2014) - During the 2014-15 season, the Tony Award®-winning 'critics pick' will play 25 cities over 43 weeks; additional cities will be announced at a later date. For more information, visit NewsiesTheMusical.com/Tour. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you just-released highlights of the newsies in action!
BWW Reviews: BOOK OF MORMON Scores a Red-State Victory
(11/19/2014) - Two weeks after conservative Tennessee voters turned the Volunteer State a deeper shade of red and some three years after I was told The Book of Mormon likely would never play the Tennessee Performing Arts Center because its plot is too outlandish, its book too profane, its tenor too irreverent, the second national touring company of the nine-time Tony Award-winning musical came to Nashville and gave audiences a much-needed jolt of electricity that elicited one of the longest, uninterrupted standing ovations I've ever witnessed in TPAC's Jackson Hall.
STAGE TUBE: JERSEY BOYS Cast and More Perform at ROCK LIKE A MAN Benefit for BC/EFA
(11/18/2014) - The Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids benefit concert 'Rock Like a Man' was recently held in Sacramento, CA, at the Sacramento Theatre Company's cabaret space. The concert featured artists from the touring company of Jersey Boys, plus special guest Stephan Stubbins from Transcendence Theatre Company in Sonoma. Click below to watch some of the performances!