BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Rocks the Fabulous Fox Theatre
(3/1/2015) - While it is certainly a fact that on December 4, 1956, Sun Records was host to an incredible gathering of talent (Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis), a listen to the actual recordings made that day were more along the lines of favorite folk and gospel numbers that the four shared in common. And though some of that does come through, the stage musical, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, utilizes this historic meeting as a jumping off point for an evening of truly classic rock and roll, with some other more reverent material sprinkled in for good measure. But honestly, a faithful recreation of the truth would be a bit of a letdown to most fans, so instead we're treated to a re-imagining that might bend the truth a bit (book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux), but only in the quest to give audiences a glimpse at what could have been.
BWW TV: Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal Prep to Tour the Country in LOVE LETTERS!
(2/28/2015) - Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal will star in an upcoming national tour of LOVE LETTERS, celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances. Following a critically-acclaimed Broadway run, the national tour of Gregory Mosher's production will launch in Summer 2015, visiting Los Angeles, Detroit, Boston, Dallas, Baltimore and others to be announced. Full list of cities, dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later time.
ONE NIGHT ONLY WITH DISNEY'S NEWSIES & BRUCE VILANCH to Benefit BC/EFA, 3/02
(2/27/2015) - Philanthropy and stellar entertainment take center stage as the Richmond/Ermet Aid Foundation presents a special one-night-only benefit cabaret at the Marines' Memorial Theater on Monday, March 2 at 7:30pm to raise funds for The Richmond /Ermet Aid Foundation and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
BWW Reviews: KINKY BOOTS at The Music Hall At Fair Park
(2/26/2015) - Kinky Boots is an exciting evening full of humor and heart. Despite the racy title and drag stars, the show is remarkably family-friendly, rarely straying from PG/PG-13 themes. With equal parts guts and glitter, this extravaganza is sure to please the whole crowd!
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON - You May Not Be Saved, But You Could Die Laughing
(2/26/2015) - Like a group of Jehovah's Witnesses on steroids, The Book of Mormon is currently playing at the Music Hall in Kansas City. The Broadway Across America satire musical with book, lyrics, and music by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, and Matt Stone runs through March 8. The creators of South Park, Stone, and Parker with Lopez's music have created a musical religious comedy that makes Monty Python, Benny Hill, and Saturday Night Live look like dramatic pieces.
BWW Reviews: ANYTHING GOES at The Warner Theatre
(2/26/2015) - There's no question that Reno Sweeney, the bad girl with a good heart and a big voice is steering the madcap cruise known as Anything Goes, on the stage of The Warner Theatre for two nights, February 25-26 '15. The ship (show), currently sailing (touring) around the country, is based on the 2011 Broadway revival, directed and choreographed by the venerable Kathleen Marshall, and does a good job of bringing Cole Porter's irresistible songs, a good dose of slapstick comedy and lots of true (or not?) love together into an evening of song and dance fun, led by the charismatic Reno.
BWW Reviews: Paramount's Fresh CINDERELLA is a Lovely Night
(2/25/2015) - Sometimes a little retooling and freshening up of an old classic isn't such a bad thing. I mean I was a little dubious when I heard they were remounting the classic of "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella" especially when I heard it was getting an all new book. But the tour of this new version still keeps all the magic and charm alive while adding in some humor and elements that just make the characters all the more rich and engaging.
Photo Coverage: Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal Reunite for LOVE LETTERS Tour!
(2/25/2015) - Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal will star in an upcoming national tour of LOVE LETTERS, celebrated playwright A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances. Following a critically-acclaimed Broadway run, the national tour of Gregory Mosher's production will launch in Summer 2015, visiting Los Angeles, Detroit, Boston, Dallas, Baltimore and others to be announced. Full list of cities, dates and ticket on-sale information will be announced at a later time.
BWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta
(2/25/2015) - If crowd appeal is any indication of a show's worth, Wicked is a multimillion-dollar treasure. WICKED's second national tour, 'The Munchkinland Tour,' flew into the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 18 to play a 3-week engagement, marking the show's fourth engagement at the historic Atlanta venue. Not surprisingly, this production did not disappoint.
Photo Flash: First Look at AN EVENING OF DIRTY DANCING: THE TRIBUTE SHOW's 5th Anniversary UK Tour
(2/24/2015) - Stage Acts Entertainment's smash hit tribute to one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time, An Evening of Dirty Dancing: The Tribute Show this year reaches a milestone achievement. Celebrating 5 years of touring across the UK and internationally, and having visited over 100 theatres, the fully choreographed highly interactive celebration of the music from the iconic movie will embark upon the Hey Baby 5th Anniversary Tour in February and continue through 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!