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BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINSBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 27, 2016

Based on the children's novels by P.L. Travers as well as the classic 1964 Walt Disney film of the same name, Mary Poppins tells the story of a nanny who arrives on the doorstep of the Jane & Michael Banks. Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Using a combination of magic and common sense, Mary Poppins must teach the family members how to value each other again. (more...)

BWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE is a Totally Awesome Season Opener at Music CircusBWW Review: LEGALLY BLONDE is a Totally Awesome Season Opener at Music Circus
by Harmony Wheeler - Jun 15, 2016

Snaps for Music Circus! Even with some sound balance and microphone issues opening night, "the "endorphin-happy" score of "Legally Blonde" built a momentum ripe for excitement. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Beautifully Into La MiradaBWW Review: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims Beautifully Into La Mirada
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 13, 2016

Besides the Hollywood Bowl's all-star concert event, THE LITTLE MERMAID also made a splash at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. This visually-gorgeous, fully-staged new production of the film's Broadway stage adaptation---produced locally by McCoy Rigby Entertainment with new staging and direction by Glenn Casale---continues in the city of La Mirada through June 26. (more...)

Kara Lindsay and Nicolas Dromard To Star in MARY POPPINS at North Carolina TheatreKara Lindsay and Nicolas Dromard To Star in MARY POPPINS at North Carolina Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre producing Broadway musical revivals, is thrilled to announce the cast of its upcoming summer production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. Leading the cast in her North Carolina Theatre debut is Broadway sensation Kara Lindsay as everyone's favorite nanny, 'Mary Poppins' alongside Nicolas Dromard. NC native Eric Woodall is set to direct with choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. NC Theatre's production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins will play July 26-31, 2016 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

BWW Review:  WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse is MagnificentBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse is Magnificent
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 7, 2016

See 'West Side Story' now at Paper Mill Playhouse through June 26th. Their production of this modern American classic is magnificent. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's THE LITTLE MERMAID at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's THE LITTLE MERMAID at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 7, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  THE LITTLE MERMAID will run through Sunday, June 26, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night curtain call and press celebration below! (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing ArtsDisney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Judy McLane and Daisy Eagan  Will Lead WIT at North Carolina TheatreJudy McLane and Daisy Eagan Will Lead WIT at North Carolina Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premier nonprofit professional regional theatre, just announced full casting for their eagerly anticipated production of Margaret Edson's Wit. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play will be led by Broadway's Judy McLane (Vivan Bearing, Ph.D) and feature Tony AwardŽ-winner Daisy Eagan (Susie Monahan, R.N., B.S.N.). The thought-provoking story will run in the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, April 29-May 8, 2016. (more...)

Dallas, Fort Worth to Welcome Back Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This SpringDallas, Fort Worth to Welcome Back Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Dallas Summer Musicals' production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID! The fun-filled, timeless tale will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park March 11-27, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. This colorful production will make its Fort Worth debut at Bass Performance Hall March 29 - April 3, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's GREASEBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's GREASE
by Jeffrey Kare - Feb 10, 2016

Set in 1959, Grease tells the story of ten working-class teenagers as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure, politics, personal core values, and love in their senior year of high school. (more...)

BWW Review: Sacramento Goes Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: Sacramento Goes Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Harmony Wheeler - Feb 4, 2016

Since Sacramento last saw "The Little Mermaid," director Glenn Casale has fin(e)-tuned Disney's script and created a near-perfect,  spectacle of a production. The unofficial mini-tour of the show comes to Sacramento courtesy of California Musical Theatre this week only and is already sold out.  (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Winners Announced - North Carolina Theatre Dominates!2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Winners Announced - North Carolina Theatre Dominates!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Raleigh winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Update - Sam Faulkner in Big Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Update - Sam Faulkner in Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Update - Sam Faulkner, Bryan Welnicki Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Update - Sam Faulkner, Bryan Welnicki Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL Gets Orlando into the Christmas SpiritBWW Review: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL Gets Orlando into the Christmas Spirit
by Danielle Ashley - Dec 9, 2015

The Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has been transformed into Whoville this week as it welcomed Dr. Seuss' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL to the Orlando area. The Whos had no problem spreading Christmas cheer and reminding audience members that the holiday is just around the corner. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Matt August Talks Bringing Seuss Classic to Life in HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Director Matt August Talks Bringing Seuss Classic to Life in HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2015

The holidays are a time when families come together around some of their most beloved traditions. From caroling on Christmas Eve, to hot chocolate around the tree, to snuggling under a blanket to watch your favorite Christmas movie, there is something reassuring about our favorite holiday traditions. This week, one of those treasured traditions sets up shop at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, as DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL comes to town for 10 shows this week. Running from tonight through Sunday, December 13th this vibrant stage show tells the cherished story of how a loner with a heart 'two sizes too small' finds the joy in Christmas and community. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Update - Sam Faulkner, Lauren Kennedy Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards Update - Sam Faulkner, Lauren Kennedy Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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