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Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Bring AMERICAN MOOR to Boston Center for the ArtsPhoenix Theatre Ensemble to Bring AMERICAN MOOR to Boston Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble (PTE) announces that Keith Hamilton Cobb's explosive American Moor will play a 4-week run beginning July 19 at Boston Center for the Arts as a co-production with Boston's O.W.I. (Bureau of Theatre) company. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT TALES, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE and More Coming Up This Spring at the wild projectWHITE RABBIT TALES, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE and More Coming Up This Spring at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The wild project has just announced its current and upcoming spring lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

'70s Rockers Ambrosia to Play Alhambra This May'70s Rockers Ambrosia to Play Alhambra This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

In its continued effort to maximize its intimate setting, offer new entertainment fare to its guests and celebrate its 50th Anniversary season, the Alhambra Theatre & Dining is hosting the popular 70's rock band, Ambrosia. With its roots in the California rock scene, Ambrosia had five hit singles including 'Biggest Part of Me,' 'You're the only Woman' and 'How Much I Feel,' each of which were nominated for Grammy Awards. Ambrosia will play on the Alhambra's iconic stage on Monday, May 8, 2017, for one night only. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS to Bow Next Week at Alhambra Theatre & DiningDREAMGIRLS to Bow Next Week at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Following the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago called 'The Dreams' who become music superstars, Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. (more...)

JOE ORTON'S ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Opens at Phoenix Theatre Ensemble on 5/4JOE ORTON'S ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE Opens at Phoenix Theatre Ensemble on 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble announces that Joe Orton's dark comedy Entertaining Mr. Sloane will begin performances May 4th and will run for 13 performances only through May 14 at The Wild Project  in NYC.    (more...)


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Chorus Pro Musica presents the Gershwins' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical OF THEE I SINGChorus Pro Musica presents the Gershwins' Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musical OF THEE I SING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Chorus pro Musica, directed by Jamie Kirsch, will present a semi-staged concert version of George and Ira Gershwin's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical "Of Thee I Sing" on May 13 at 8 p.m. at Robbins Memorial Town Hall Auditorium in Arlington, Massachusetts. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

???????Yes, it's King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Lancelot in Camelot but not as you might expect them. Written in 1937 when Jean Cocteau was emerging from opium addiction, he dreamed Camelot as a barren wasteland. (more...)

Renowned Barbra Streisand Tribute Artist Comes to AlhambraRenowned Barbra Streisand Tribute Artist Comes to Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

When she landed a nightclub gig in Los Angeles singing a lone Barbra Streisand song, Sharon Owens didn't realize at the time that she was to become a pioneer in the music tribute business. Unlike many of the other impersonators who are 'lookalikes,' however, she didn't study voice and acting simply to be called a tribute artist. (more...)

Ground Breaking SHOW BOAT Opens Wednesday At Alhambra Theatre & DiningGround Breaking SHOW BOAT Opens Wednesday At Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The premiere of Show Boat on Broadway in 1927 was a watershed moment in the history of American musicals. Compared to the trivial and unrealistic operettas, light musical comedies and 'Follies'-type musical revues that defined Broadway in the 1890s and early 20th century, Show Boat was, according to the "Complete Book of Light Opera, "a radical departure in musical storytelling, marrying spectacle with seriousness." (more...)

English Touring Opera Announces 2017 Spring SeasonEnglish Touring Opera Announces 2017 Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

English Touring Opera's Spring 2017 season features the company's first ever Gilbert & Sullivan production, a Puccini favourite marking the opera debut of stage director Blanche McIntyre, and two new operas for young people:Silver Electra and Different. (more...)

Grammy-nominated Recording Artist Shawn Mullins to Play Alhambra Theatre & Dining 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Grammy®-nominated Singer/Songwriter Shawn Mullins will play a gig in the Alhambra After Dark music series at Jacksonville's iconic Alhambra Theatre & Dining.  Mullins, nominated for a Grammy Award for his breakout song, "Lullaby," is touring North America to promote My Stupid Heart, his new album available now on Rounder Sugar Hill. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

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Phoenix Theatre Ensemble to Stage Reading of Witty Oedipus Retelling THE INFERNAL MACHINEPhoenix Theatre Ensemble to Stage Reading of Witty Oedipus Retelling THE INFERNAL MACHINE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

He's arrogant, cocky, virginal and he doesn't know it yet, but he's going to have a thing for mom in Jean Cocteau's witty and urbane retelling of the Oedipus story,The Infernal Machine. In this magical modernization of the Greek tragedy the enigmatic Sphinx is a bored young girl who slips him an answer to that tricky riddle because well,... she's bored and he's handsome and a welcome diversion. (more...)

BWW Feature:  Revitalized Alhambra Celebrates 50 YearsBWW Feature: Revitalized Alhambra Celebrates 50 Years
by Michael Lipp - Jan 3, 2017

In the summer of 2009, local businessman Craig Smith took a huge gamble on Jacksonville's failing Alhambra Dinner Theatre, which had decided to close its doors after 42 years of production. The longest-running professional dinner theatre in the country had, for a number of reasons (not the least of which being the poor economy in the late 2000's) seen its subscription base drop from a peak of about 4,500 to 500 and struggle to fill even half the house at discounted prices. (more...)

Broadway's Booth Family to Take the Stage in COME BLOW YOUR HORN at AlhambraBroadway's Booth Family to Take the Stage in COME BLOW YOUR HORN at Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

If there is a 'leading family' of Jacksonville theater, it may very well be the Booth family. Marking their first time ever on stage together, Tod Booth, Lisa Valdini Booth and Jessica Booth will team up for the Alhambra's production of the Neil Simon comedy, Come Blow Your Horn. (more...)

Alhambra Launches 50th Anniversary BookAlhambra Launches 50th Anniversary Book
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

"In late July of 1967, there was but one table - on an empty lot on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida, an unlikely spot 50 years ago for what would become an icon in the Jacksonville cultural landscape and within the national theater scene.  Set for two, that single table was covered by an elegant lace cloth, and adorned with matching napkins, silverware, stylish china plates and coffee cups and tall crystal glasses. (more...)

New Lisa Loeb Song from 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' Holiday Now on AmazonNew Lisa Loeb Song from 'If You Give a Mouse a Cookie' Holiday Now on Amazon
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Amazon Music is excited to share that the "Christmas Cookie Song," by GRAMMY nominated artist, Lisa Loeb, from the upcoming Amazon Original holiday special, If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie, will be available exclusively to download and stream on Amazon Music (more...)

186 Communications Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 Across Northeast United States186 Communications Deploys ADVA FSP 3000 Across Northeast United States
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

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Alhambra to Look Back, Look Forward with 50th Anniversary SeasonAlhambra to Look Back, Look Forward with 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Looking back. Looking Forward. That is the theme for the year-long anniversary celebration at Alhambra Theatre & Dining, the nation's longest running professional dinner theater. In late July of 1967, there was but one table - on an empty lot on Beach Boulevard in Jacksonville, Florida, an unlikely spot 50 years ago for what would become an icon in the Jacksonville cultural landscape and within the national theater scene. (more...)

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