David Bazemore News

UCSB Theater/Dance Presents THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, Now thru 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Imagine the fairytale stories you heard in your childhood. It's easy to dismiss those stories as fantasy now, as an adult. But, what if those stories began to come to life as true? In a production in which the fairytale world underlies, leaks through and eventually overtakes real life, award-winning director Tom Whitaker and the cast of six young women bring to the stage Meg Miroshnik's play, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls. (more...)

UCSB Theater/Dance to Present THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, 2/14-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

Imagine the fairytale stories you heard in your childhood. It's easy to dismiss those stories as fantasy now, as an adult. But, what if those stories began to come to life as true? In a production in which the fairytale world underlies, leaks through and eventually overtakes real life, award-winning director Tom Whitaker and the cast of six young women bring to the stage Meg Miroshnik's play, The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls. (more...)

Ira Glass and More in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST Come to Denver Center, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

Ira Glass of "This American Life" joined forces with Monica Bill Barnes & Company for an evening dance and radio in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bassplays The Buell Theatre December 7. (more...)

Ira Glass and More in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST Come to Denver Center, 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

Ira Glass of "This American Life" joined forces with Monica Bill Barnes & Company for an evening dance and radio in THREE ACTS, TWO DANCERS, ONE RADIO HOST: Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Anna Bassplays The Buell Theatre December 7. (more...)

James Gaffigan Leads Academy Festival Orchestra's Summer Finale, Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2013

James Gaffigan, whose dazzling performances on many of the world's marquee stages have prompted critics to declare him the most talented young American conductor working today, will lead the Academy Festival Orchestra in its final concert of the 2013 Summer Festival season at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre today, August 10. Featuring a program of grand Romantic works punctuating this year's Festival theme of “Magic, Legend, and Ritual” – including the overture to Wagner's Rienzi, songs from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique – the concert will begin at 8 pm. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

James Gaffigan Leads Academy Festival Orchestra's Summer Finale, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

James Gaffigan, whose dazzling performances on many of the world's marquee stages have prompted critics to declare him the most talented young American conductor working today, will lead the Academy Festival Orchestra in its final concert of the 2013 Summer Festival season at Santa Barbara's historic Granada Theatre on Saturday, August 10. Featuring a program of grand Romantic works punctuating this year's Festival theme of “Magic, Legend, and Ritual” – including the overture to Wagner's Rienzi, songs from Mahler's Des Knaben Wunderhorn, and Berlioz's Symphonie fantastique – the concert will begin at 8 pm. Tickets start at $15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb's Last Work THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Cuts Like a Knife at the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - May 31, 2013

Leave it to Kander and Ebb to create The Scottsboro Boys, a monstrously humane musical in the guise of a minstrel show. After all, it's what they are most famous for: taking headline news - the darker, the better - and turning it upside down inside out it with an unexpectedly entertaining structure. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in LA
by Review Roundups - May 31, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys' opened on May 29th at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center and runs through June 30, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paula Abdul and More Attend THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys' with music and lyrics by Kander & Ebb (writers of 'Chicago,' 'Cabaret,' 'Zorba' and more) and book by David Thompson, directed by five-time Tony winner Susan Stroman, celebreated its opening night at the Ahmanson Theatre last night, May 29th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below, featuring celebrity guests Paula Abdul, Angela Bassett, Brely Evans, Zoela Gaye, Jason George, Kearran Giovanni, Sam Harris, Regina King, Kenny Lattimore, Dawnn Lewis, Councilwoman Jan Perry, Clifton Powell, Barry Shabaka Henley, Calvin Sykes, U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Terri White, Kym Whitley and more! (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Opens 5/29 in LA
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

"The Scottsboro Boys" opens Wednesday, May 29 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. CTG's production of Kander and Ebb's bold and wildly entertaining musical, with book by David Thompson, and direction and choreography by Tony Award-winning Susan Stroman, continues through June 30, 2013. (Previews May 21-28.) (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gilbert L. Bailey II, David Bazemore and More in CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys' is currently running at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 29 and performances run through June 30, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gilbert L. Bailey II, David Bazemore and More in CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys' begins previews tonight, May 21 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 29 and performances run through June 30, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

David Bazemore, Ayanna Berkshire & More Set for CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys' begins previews tonight, May 21 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 29 and performances run through June 30, 2013. (more...)

David Bazemore, Ayanna Berkshire & More Set for CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Casting has been announced for "The Scottsboro Boys," which begins previews May 21 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 29 and performances run through June 30, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre's FOOD CONFESSIONS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura continues the company's 15th Anniversary Season, and the theatre's community initiative titled 'Our Town/Your Theatre,' with Food Confessions, a hilarious new comedy from the pen of Nancy Nufer. Coming off three performances at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara in September of last year, Food Confessions will enjoy its first full-length run at Rubicon beginning tonight, January 30 and continuing through February 24, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rubicon Theatre's FOOD CONFESSIONS, Opening Jan 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Rubicon Theatre of Ventura continues the company's 15th Anniversary Season, and the theatre's community initiative titled 'Our Town/Your Theatre,' with Food Confessions, a hilarious new comedy from the pen of Nancy Nufer. Coming off three performances at the Lobero Theatre in Santa Barbara in September of last year, Food Confessions will enjoy its first full-length run at Rubicon beginning January 30 and continuing through February 24, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Nova Y. Payton and More in Signature Theatre's DREAMGIRLS - Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 03, 2013

Signature Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls, playing in the MAX Theatre now running through January 13, 2013. Directed and choreographed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Xanadu, Really Really), this much-loved show captures the heart and hopes of a soulful female singing trio as they rise to international fame. BroadwayWorld has a first look at scenes from the production below. (more...)

Signature Theatre Extends DREAMGIRLS Through January 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Virginia's Signature Theatre announced today that the run of Dreamgirls is extended through January 13 due to popular demand - an addition of eight performances. Tickets to all performances are now on sale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nova Y. Payton, Crystal Joy, Cedric Neal and More in Signature's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2012

Signature Theatre presents the Tony Award®-winning musical Dreamgirls, playing in the MAX Theatre now running through January 6, 2013. Directed and choreographed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Xanadu, Really Really), this much-loved show captures the heart and hopes of a soulful female singing trio as they rise to international fame. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

Nova Y. Payton Stars in Signature Theatre's DREAMGIRLS, Now thru Jan 6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

Signature Theatre sparkles this holiday season with the arrival of the Tony Award-winning musical Dreamgirls, playing in the MAX Theatre starting tonight, November 13. Brimming with superstar talent, and directed and choreographed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Xanadu, Really Really), this much-loved show captures the heart and hopes of a soulful female singing trio as they rise to international fame. Dreamgirls plays from tonight, November 13, 2012 - January 6, 2013. (more...)

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