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BWW Review: All Aboard for MURDER ON THE ORNAMENT EXPRESS In Kansas City|
by Steve Wilson (Kansas City)
(11/23/2014) - Christmas arrives by train in Kansas City . . . the Mystery Train that is. Murder on the Ornament Express is the current offering of the dinner theater that operates out of the Golden Ox Restaurant and Californos in Westport. Wendy Thompson wrote and directs Murder on the Ornament Express, which though it does not take place on a real train, it has a train setting with a background of Kansas City history.
Photo Flash: Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, and More INTO THE WOODS Stars Participate in Live Q&A
by BWW News Desk
(11/23/2014) - Missed Saturday night's livestream Q&A with the cast and filmmakers of Disney's INTO THE WOODS? We've got the full archive here, as well as pictures below! The Q&A included the film's stars Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Chris Pine, Tracey Ullman, Christine Baranski, director Rob Marshall, and screenwriter James Lapine.
Tony Award-Winning CHICAGO Revival Becomes 2nd Longest Running Broadway Show Tonight!
by BWW News Desk
(11/23/2014) - Today, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical Chicago will become Broadway's second longest-running show, right behind THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. With 7,486 performances, it surpasses CATS, which played 7,485 performances.
First Run Theatre Presents Mario Farwell's STEREO HEART by Mario Farwell, 1/9-18
by BWW News Desk (St. Louis)
(11/23/2014) - First Run Theatre presents Stereo Heart by Mario Farwell, Jan. 9-18. Directed by Judy Yordon with original music by Tim Garcia, performances are: January 9, 10, 16, 17 2015 at 8:00 PM, January 11 & 18 2015 at 2:00 PM.
Nightcap Cabaret Presents CUE THE MUSIC: AN INAUGURAL CABARET SOCIAL, 12/06
by BWW News Desk (Cabaret)
(11/23/2014) - Nightcap Cabaret presents CUE THE MUSIC: An Inaugural Cabaret Social, and our Philadelphia debut, Dec. 6. Why not celebrate the talent of Philadelphia amongst friends and colleagues over a drink? Celebrate our new journey with us and find out what else is in store for our future endeavors. The evening is comprised of 14 professional artists singing energetic Broadway selections.
BWW Reviews: Train to Zakopane: An Uncomfortable Ride to Destination Hate
by Gil Kaan (Los Angeles)
(11/23/2014) - As a loving homage to his father, Henry Jaglom wrote Train to Zakopane based on the tales his father told him of his times in Poland during the 1920s.
BWW Reviews: TOM, DICK, AND HARRY Are Hilariously Dysfunctional Siblings
by Barry Lenny (Australia - Adelaide)
(11/23/2014) - The Adelaide Repertory Theatre Society's final offering for the year was, written by master of the farce , Ray Cooney, and his son, Michael,
BWW Reviews: Under the Northern Lights of ALMOST, MAINE
by Maggie Yates (Santa Barbara)
(11/23/2014) - Almost, Maine presents a simpler, kinder world in which sadness runs deep enough to make an impression, but in which the regret of romance lost or unrequited has the capacity to be mended by the gentle reassembly of a shattered heart.
The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus' Production Verdi's MACBETH to be Broadcast 11/22 and Will Be Available On Demand 11/24
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Chicago)
(11/23/2014) - The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the WFMT Radio Network announce that the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus' critically acclaimed performance of Verdi's Macbeth will be broadcast on November 22 and subsequently available for listening online, free and on demand for six weeks beginning November 24.
The Adrienne Arsht Center Presents The SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY, 11/22
by BWW News Desk (Classical - Miami)
(11/23/2014) - This fall, MTT and the SFS embarked on a seven-city U.S. tour, their 32nd together in two decades. In celebration of their 20th Anniversary season, MTT and the Orchestra return to some of their favorite venues, including New York City's Carnegie Hall, Boston's Symphony Hall, Cleveland's Severance Hall - and a final stop at Miami's Adrienne Arsht Center!
Westport, CT Fitness Trainer at SISU Elite Fitness Launches 90-Day Physical Transformation Program
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(11/23/2014) - Norwalk, CT
BWW Reviews: The Guthrie Theater and Lyric Arts Present Two Different Versions of the Heartwarming A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Jill Schafer (St. Paul)
(11/23/2014) - Charles Dickens' novella A CHRISTMAS CAROL has become a staple of holiday traditions. It shouldn't be surprising, then, that this classic story can currently be seen on multiple stages in the Twin Cities. The biggest of these is the Guthrie Theater; this is the 40th year that the Guthrie has produced A CHRISTMAS CAROL. I think it's safe to say this is one of their most popular shows every year, with many families incorporating it into their annual traditions. Lyric Arts is also producing the show on their Main Street Stage in Anoka. I was lucky enough to see these two different interpretations of this classic story on back-to-back nights. And while I do have a clear favorite between the two, it's really unfair to compare them too closely. Both are entertaining and creative interpretations of Charles Dickens' heartwarming story about the rich-in-money poor-in-friends businessman who learns through the visitation of four ghosts that it's better to be kind than rich.
Photo Flash: First Look at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's HARVEY
by BWW News Desk (Milwaukee, WI)
(11/23/2014) - In celebration of its 70th Anniversary, Milwaukee Repertory Theater mounts a new production of Mary Chase's Harvey, the classic American comedy that won the Pulitzer Prize, played for 1,775 performances on Broadway and was immortalized by Jimmy Stewart's iconic 1950 film. Directed by KJ Sanchez, who returns to The Rep after last year's hilarious and sold-out production of Noises Off, Harvey will welcome back to the Quadracci Powerhouse stage Rep Associate Artists Jonathan Gillard Daly, Laura Gordon, James Pickering, and Deborah Staples. A perfect offering for the whole family just in time for the holidays, Harvey is sure to fill the theater with laughter and delight with its timeless tale of finding one's place in the world.
BWW Review: ZACH Offers Sweet Family Fun with A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
by Jeff Davis (Austin)
(11/23/2014) - Given the incredible talent of the show's creators, creative team, and cast, it's crystal clear why A Year With Frog and Toad has such a wide appeal to such a wide audience. There's not an unlikeable thing about it. For any parents wishing to expose their young children's to theater, Frog, Toad, and their pals are the perfect theatrical introduction for any tadpoles in your pond.
The Speak Up Talk Radio Network Project to Add New Health Talk Program to Repertoire
by BWW News Desk (Fitness)
(11/23/2014) - Health Talk is hosted by Dr. Len Brancewicz, a Registered Pharmacist (RPh) as well as a Naturopath and Nutritionist. Patricia Rullo, a syndicated radio host and consultant for Millennium Star Publishing, the company behind the new network explains, 'Dr. Len Brancewicz discusses current topics in health and nutrition to help people live healthier lives, naturally. As a pharmacist and doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Len balances diet and nutrition with traditional, holistic, and alternative medicine. The Health Talk radio program touches today's hottest health topics and news from a complimentary perspective. From colds to cancer and everything in between, Dr. Len offers honest advice that makes sense. We are so excited to share his wisdom with our listening audience from around the world.' The station's model offers the benefits of live streaming combined with on demand and does away with time-slots and specific air times as a way to attract and retain more listeners. The Network also uses the power of their terrestrial radio and TV station affiliates nationwide to drive listeners to this online radio station. Rullo concludes, 'The Speak Up Talk Radio Network offers radio with a purpose: a forum and a talk radio community that has the space for talented people, with either terrestrial or online shows, to come together, speak up, and air their shows. When we speak up about topics that fuel our passion, we empower listeners to do the same. The radio network is designed to improve the lives of others and leave a legacy of positivity. It's a project designed to benefit everyone involved.'
STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/23- JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube
(11/23/2014) - Today in 1977, the first revival of Jesus Christ Superstar opened at the Longacre Theatre, where it ran for 96 performances. Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera, whose music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and whose book and lyrics were written by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is loosely based on the Gospels's accounts of the last week of Jesus's life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion.
Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 11/23/2014
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