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BWW Interviews: Misty Cotton Takes on the Mother of all Mothers in CARRIE THE MUSICALBWW Interviews: Misty Cotton Takes on the Mother of all Mothers in CARRIE THE MUSICAL
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 4, 2015

Last week we introduced you to Emily Lopez, soon to be playing Carrie in the revival of CARRIE THE MUSICAL at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Today we meet Misty Cotton, the other powerhouse actor who will be leading the cast as the mother of all mothers, Margaret White. A day off from rehearsals gave Misty a chance to catch her breath and tell us a little about her road to CARRIE and what it's like stepping into this iconic role. (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin Bacon Recalls Epic TONIGHT SHOW  'Footloose' PerformanceVIDEO: Kevin Bacon Recalls Epic TONIGHT SHOW 'Footloose' Performance
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The actor recalled his appearance on last year's 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' where, in honor of the 30th anniversary of his iconic 1984 movie 'Footloose,' he came up with the idea to reprise one of that film's most memorable sequences on 'Tonight.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Emily Lopez Turns up the Heat for Revival of CARRIE THE MUSICALBWW Interviews: Emily Lopez Turns up the Heat for Revival of CARRIE THE MUSICAL
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 27, 2015

One of the most highly anticipated productions in LA is the upcoming revival of CARRIE THE MUSICAL opening March 18 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Word has it that the performance will take place all over the theater in what will be a truly immersive experience. Based on the Stephen King unforgettable horror novel, the revival reunites the original creative team: bookwriter Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film) who has revised the book, lyricist Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), and composer Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment). Carrie has always been the kind of story that prompts a strong reaction. People who love it, really love it. As for those of us in the musical theatre community - we can't wait to see what happens at this high school prom. Today we get a first look at one of the actresses who is headlining the show, Emily Lopez, who plays Carrie White, as she talks about high school, auditioning for Carrie, and that blue prom dress. (more...)

InDepth InterView 2010 Flashback: Lesley GoreInDepth InterView 2010 Flashback: Lesley Gore
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 17, 2015

Today we remember the iconic 1960s pop superstar and occasional musical theatre star who passed away earlier this week at 68, the one and only 'It's My Party' crooner herself, Lesley Gore, who generously participated in my InDepth InterView column way back in 2010 with an expansive and fascinating conversation covering her pop heyday, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, CARRIE and much more. (more...)

CARRIE: THE MUSICAL to Premiere in West End, May 1CARRIE: THE MUSICAL to Premiere in West End, May 1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Carrie: The Musical will receive its long awaited London Premiere in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 1 to Saturday 30 May. On sale now. Press Night: Wednesday 6 May, 7.30pm. Pray for your Salvation…. Carrie is back like you've never seen her before. (more...)

Gary Lloyd to Direct CARRIE THE MUSICAL at Southwark Playhouse This SummerGary Lloyd to Direct CARRIE THE MUSICAL at Southwark Playhouse This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, THRILLER LIVE's Gary Lloyd is set to helm Dean Pitchford, Michael Gore and Lawrence D. Cohen's revised version of CARRIE THE MUSICAL for Southwark Playhouse this summer. The show will begin May 1 for a four-week run. The team is planning on holding open auditions for the lead role. (more...)

Emily Lopez, Misty Cotton & More Will Lead Reimagined CARRIE THE MUSICAL in Los Angeles; Complete Cast Announced!Emily Lopez, Misty Cotton & More Will Lead Reimagined CARRIE THE MUSICAL in Los Angeles; Complete Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Complete casting has been announced by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (Brian Kite, producing artistic director), Bruce Robert Harris and Jack W. Batman, and The Transfer Group (Suzan Fairchild, Artistic Producer), for the Los Angeles premiere of the all-new, reimagined, environmental and completely immersive theater production of the legendary musical CARRIE THE MUSICAL. Performances are set to begin at Southern California's La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts (14900 La Mirada Blvd.) on Thursday, March 12, 2015 for a limited engagement through Sunday, April 5, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 8:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE Plays to a Sold-Out House at the Barn PlayersBWW Review: FOOTLOOSE Plays to a Sold-Out House at the Barn Players
by Steve Wilson - Jan 17, 2015

Footloose opened to a packed house on Friday January 16 at the Barn Players Theater. Directed and choreographed by Guy Gardner, presented by the Barn Juniors, Footloose features middle school and high school students. Based on the screenplay by Dean Pitchford the stage adaption is by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie with music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford. (more...)

Drama Learning Center's TYA to Present CARRIE this WeekendDrama Learning Center's TYA to Present CARRIE this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Drama Learning Center's teen professional company will present Carrie the musical this month. Based on the iconic debut novel by Stephen King, Carrie the musical follows young misfit Carrie White and her classmates during their final days of high school. Carrie is bullied by the popular crowd, and is invisible to everyone else. While Carrie is held at the mercy of her cruel and over-protective mother at home, she discovers a special power that she's not afraid to use if pushed too far. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Opens at City Theatre, 1/23-2/08FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL Opens at City Theatre, 1/23-2/08
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

?St. Petersburg City Theatre continues its 90th Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, with Footloose, The Musical. Opening night is January 23, 2015 and the production runs through February 8, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 12/07/2014Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 12/07/2014
by BWW - Dec 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/07/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Barn Players to Stage FOOTLOOSE, Jan 16-25Barn Players to Stage FOOTLOOSE, Jan 16-25
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

"FOOTLOOSE", a Barn Junior production, will burst on the Barn Players stage in an exhilarating show based on the original screen play by Dean Pitchford; the cast features very talented local middle school and high school students and will be presented at the Barn Players Theatre, 6219 Martway in Mission, January 16-25, 2015 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 11/09/2014Now Playing Onstage in Maine - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW - Nov 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Maine (more...)

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