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BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Inspirational SISTER ACTBWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Inspirational SISTER ACT
by Chris Gibson - Sep 19, 2016

STAGES St. Louis closes their 30th season with SISTER ACT, a musical based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, although this might actually be more entertaining in a lot of ways. Having seen a touring production a few years back, I was a bit concerned about some of the rougher edges that the show presents. But, this regional premier staging focuses on the inspirational aspects, and that lightens the mood considerably, producing delightful results in the process. This is a splendidly rendered production, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. (more...)

Stages Adds Special Matinee Performance to Grand Finale of 30th Anniversary SeasonStages Adds Special Matinee Performance to Grand Finale of 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Due to unprecedented advance ticket sales, STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce the addition of a special matinee performance to the original Sister Act show schedule. A conscious effort to meet patron demand, this extra show marks the first additional matinee STAGES has put on in its 30 year history. The added performance will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 2pm. (more...)

SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary SeasonSISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration. (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Cuccioli, Sheldon Harnick and More Celebrate York's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast RecordingPhoto Flash: Robert Cuccioli, Sheldon Harnick and More Celebrate York's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton reunited at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons last night, July 25, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The event featured appearances by cast members Mr. Cuccioli and Ms. Crampton, along with Sheldon Harnick, Sherman Yellen, Jeffrey B. Moss, and James Morgan, York's Producing Artistic Director. BroadwayWorld has photos from the celebration below! (more...)

Robert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release PartyRobert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will reunite at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons on Monday, July 25 at 6:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

The Public Theater Extends Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENTThe Public Theater Extends Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that THE TOTAL BENT will extend an additional week through Sunday, June 26. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. THE TOTAL BENT officially opened on Wednesday, May 25 and was originally extended to Sunday, June 19. It has now been extended an additional week to Sunday, June 26. (more...)

Jed Resnick, Katie Thompson & More Set for WOODY - A NEW FAIRY TALE Industry ReadingJed Resnick, Katie Thompson & More Set for WOODY - A NEW FAIRY TALE Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Woody - A New Fairytale' will be given an industry reading at Signature Theatre this Tuesday, May 31st. The reading will feature a cast of 13 starring: (more...)

Photo Flash: Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT Opens at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT Opens at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL BENT, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opened last night, Wednesday, May 25. Check out photos from the opening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT at The Public TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Public Theater presents THE TOTAL BENT, with text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, now through through Sunday, June 19. The production officially opens on Wednesday, May 25. Check out a first look below! (more...)

The Public Theater Extends Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENTThe Public Theater Extends Stew & Heidi Rodewald's New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that THE TOTAL BENT will extend one week through Sunday, June 19. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin today, Tuesday, May 10 with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENTStew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Sheryl Crow's DINER Concludes DTC Run Today; Looking Forward to Broadway?Sheryl Crow's DINER Concludes DTC Run Today; Looking Forward to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Delaware Theatre Company's musical adaptation of the classic film DINER, written by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with music and lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow, closes today, January 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Matthew James Thomas, Derek Klena, and More Lead DINER at Delaware Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look- Matthew James Thomas, Derek Klena, and More Lead DINER at Delaware Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

Delaware Theatre Company serves up a musical adaptation of a classic film with the upcoming production of DINER, written by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with music and lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow. Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Derek Klena, Matthew James Thomas, and More Lead DINER, Opening Tonight at Delaware Theatre CompanyDerek Klena, Matthew James Thomas, and More Lead DINER, Opening Tonight at Delaware Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2015

Delaware Theatre Company serves up a musical adaptation of a classic film with the upcoming production of DINER, written by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with music and lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow. (more...)

Derek Klena, Matthew James Thomas, and More Lead DINER, Beginning Tonight at Delaware Theatre CompanyDerek Klena, Matthew James Thomas, and More Lead DINER, Beginning Tonight at Delaware Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Delaware Theatre Company serves up a musical adaptation of a classic film with the upcoming production of DINER, written by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with music and lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow. (more...)

Derek Klena, Matthew James Thomas, and More Lead DINER at Delaware Theatre CompanyDerek Klena, Matthew James Thomas, and More Lead DINER at Delaware Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2015

Delaware Theatre Company serves up a musical adaptation of a classic film with the upcoming production of DINER, written by Academy Award-winner Barry Levinson with music and lyrics by nine-time Grammy Award-winner Sheryl Crow. (more...)

York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS to Close This WeekendYork Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS to Close This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

ROTHSCHILD & SONS, the intimate one-act reimagining of the Tony-nominated musical The Rothschilds, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and book by Sherman Yellen, will conclude its limited engagement Sunday afternoon, November 8, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Meets Original Broadway, Revival CastsPhoto Flash: York Theatre's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Meets Original Broadway, Revival Casts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Original cast members from the 1970 Broadway production of THE ROTHSCHILDS gathered together to visit the York Theatre Company's current production of ROTHSCHILD & SONS, an intimate one-act reimagining of the nine-time Tony-nominated musical with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and book by Sherman Yellen, presented in association with Arnold Mittelman and the National Jewish Theater Foundation. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Review: Bock and Harnick's ROTHSCHILD & SONS, a Reimagined RevivalBWW Review: Bock and Harnick's ROTHSCHILD & SONS, a Reimagined Revival
by Michael Dale - Oct 25, 2015

The team's 1970 Broadway drama is revised as a chamber musical. (more...)

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