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Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in NashvilleCritic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

VIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING MovieVIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING Movie
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

The composer/lyricist talks to Laura Heywood about his first hit musical and his newest. (more...)

BWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Keep It FreshBWW Blog: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Ben Rappaport- Keep It Fresh
by Guest Blogger: Ben Rappaport - Apr 27, 2016

The orchestra starts the waltz into 'Sunrise, Sunset'. Everyone is in place, Tevye sings, 'Is this the little girl I carried?' Nothing out of the ordinary, here. Then, four male ensemble members and the Rabbi slowly come up the upstage stairs from the trap, moving downstage center, where they slowly get into position with the chuppah (Jewish wedding canopy). One little problem, tonight. There's no chuppah (we later found out it had been broken). I look around the stage at my fellow cast members, who are all slowly registering this and getting that glint in the eye you get when you're about to crack up. Then, it hit me. Samantha Massell and I have a solo coming up in a second where we have to sing the lyric, 'Is there a canopy in store for me?' The irony of this is just too much for me and, no matter how hard I try, I sing this line with the stupidest grin on my face. I mean, you can't ignore it! I absolutely LIVE for moments like this. Happy accidents that keep things fresh, can breathe new life into the show, and remind us all that it's called a 'play' for a reason. It's supposed to be fun! (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Dances Onto the TPAC StageBWW Review: MAMMA MIA! Dances Onto the TPAC Stage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2016

Make no mistake about it: the current production of Mamma Mia!, the musical theater hit now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall is just as entertaining, just as over-the-top in all its ABBAesque glory that audiences cannot help but be awestruck by the sheer theatricality of the piece, enthralled by the cavalcade of songs that provide the show's score and delighted by the efforts of the company's talented and eager-to-please and generally eye-poppingly gorgeous ensemble. (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

INSTAGRAM CHECK: Sexy Snaps From The Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO (NSFW)INSTAGRAM CHECK: Sexy Snaps From The Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO (NSFW)
by Michael Dale - Apr 26, 2016

The new Instagram account psychocast is for those who can't get enough of the sexy AMERICAN PSYCHO cast. (more...)

Bid To Meet AMERICAN PSYCHO's Duncan Sheik, Support NY Sun WorksBid To Meet AMERICAN PSYCHO's Duncan Sheik, Support NY Sun Works
by Michael Dale - Apr 26, 2016

The winning bidder receives two house seats for AMERICAN PSYCHO, and meets the composer/lyricist and cast members after the performance. (more...)

Could David Bowie & Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Soon Land in London?Could David Bowie & Enda Walsh's LAZARUS Soon Land in London?
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 26, 2016

Could David Bowie and Enda Walsh's divisive new musical LAZARUS, which premiered last year Off-Broadway at New York Theatre Workshop, soon land in London? (more...)

Disney Channel's THE OCTONAUTS Dive into First U.S. Theatre TourDisney Channel's THE OCTONAUTS Dive into First U.S. Theatre Tour
by TV - On the Road - Apr 26, 2016

Explore. Rescue. Protect! 'Octonauts' announced a brand new, action-packed and interactive theatre show for the very first time in the U.S. The Octonauts and the Deep Sea Volcano Adventure (www.octonautsliveus.com) features brand new and fan favorite songs (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Company Will Record Cast Album Today!SHE LOVES ME Company Will Record Cast Album Today!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Ghostlight Records (Kurt Deutsch, Co-Founder & Album Producer) will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me on Monday, April 25, 2016. For more information and to sign-up for updates, visit sh-k-boom.com/she-loves-me. She Loves Me is currently playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 through July 10, 2016. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Review: Nashville Ballet's CARMINA BURANA and LAYLA & THE MAJNUNBWW Review: Nashville Ballet's CARMINA BURANA and LAYLA & THE MAJNUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 22, 2016

Nashville Ballet brings its 30th anniversary season to a close with two works choreographed by artistic director and CEO Paul Vasterlling:  a dazzlingly intricate and grand revival of Carmina Burana, set to the timeless music of Carl Orff, and the world premiere of Layla & The Majnun, which features the music of composer Richard Danielpour, which recreates one of the world's oldest love stories from Persian culture. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Alice Ripley and the AMERICAN PSYCHO Company Celebrate a Bloody Awesome Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Benjamin Walker, Alice Ripley and the AMERICAN PSYCHO Company Celebrate a Bloody Awesome Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald SchoenfeldTheatre (236 West 45th Street). The American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its publication, stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22
by Nora Dominick - Apr 22, 2016

Still gushing over Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton winning a Pulitzer Prize? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stars Walk the Blood Red Carpet for Opening Night of AMERICAN PSYCHO!Photo Coverage: Stars Walk the Blood Red Carpet for Opening Night of AMERICAN PSYCHO!
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald SchoenfeldTheatre (236 West 45th Street). The American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its publication, stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: AMERICAN PSYCHO Begins Its Broadway Killing Spree- Inside the Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: AMERICAN PSYCHO Begins Its Broadway Killing Spree- Inside the Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, just celebrated its Opening Night on Broadway last night, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its publication, stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayEverybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

On The Road with MAMMA MIA's Stephen Ecklemann & Kyra Belle JohnsonOn The Road with MAMMA MIA's Stephen Ecklemann & Kyra Belle Johnson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

There's a lot to learn about the two actors - Kyra Belle Johnson, who's cast as Sophie, and Stephen Ecklemann, who takes on the role of her boyfriend Sky - playing the young leads in Mamma Mia!, the ABBA-inspired musical that lands at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center next Tuesday night for an eight-performance run. (more...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This WeekendCritic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO Starts Its Killing Spree Tonight on BroadwayAMERICAN PSYCHO Starts Its Killing Spree Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, which began previews on March 24th, celebrates its Opening Night on Broadway tonight, April 21, 2016, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). The American premiere of a new musical based on the iconic novel by Bret Easton Ellis, which recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its publication, stars Benjamin Walker (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson) as Patrick Bateman.  (more...)

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