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BMOS Celebrates 130 Years with a Production of CALAMITY JANE at the New Alexandra TheatreBMOS Celebrates 130 Years with a Production of CALAMITY JANE at the New Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Yeehah! Birmingham's oldest Musical Theatre Company BMOS is celebrating its 130th anniversary -  with a return to the stage at the New Alexandra Theatre. Birmingham Midland and Operatic Society, which launched in 1886, will bring a brand new production of Calamity Jane to the venue from Tuesday 14 to Saturday 18 June 2016.  (more...)

BWW Review: Scott Dreier Triumphs with THE DORIS DAY PROJECT CDBWW Review: Scott Dreier Triumphs with THE DORIS DAY PROJECT CD
by Don Grigware - May 6, 2016

My association with Scott Dreier dates back to a cabaret for his first album named aptly Scott Dreier.  I was exceedingly impressed with his fine voice, boyish charm and affability.Then followed his show Doris and Me, which I reviewed once in Escondido and later in Los Angeles. The show about Doris Day and his love for her went beyond what I would call an ordinary cabaret presentation. He literally blew me away. It is really two shows in one: a biography of Doris's career told through the songs she made famous and then a semi-biography of Dreier, who grew up from a young age loving Doris Day, her songs, and her movies. It is the second show that makes it all work so beautifully, because, as fans of Doris Day, we see and appreciate the effects that her persona has had on all of us. As an individual Scott Dreier is expressing what we all feel, that intense love and admiration for one of the greatest screen legends of all time. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/6; ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/6; ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 6, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Houston, Los Angeles, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include ANYTHING GOES at Goodspeed, HEATHERS at TUTS Underground, and the West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ in Los Angeles, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Blog: Dearna Doglione - Ali Harper is Doris DayBWW Blog: Dearna Doglione - Ali Harper is Doris Day
by Guest Blogger: Dearna Doglione - May 5, 2016

The last two Sundays, Christchurch's Court Theatre has been filled with the shared stories and boisterous laughter of two solid staples of New Zealand theatre. It is easy to see why a viewing of Ali Harper's one-woman show 'The Doris Day Special' is such a charming mix of tears and laughter with these two talented and powerful women at the helm. (more...)

COME FLY WITH ME! and More Slated for Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret SeasonCOME FLY WITH ME! and More Slated for Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Cabaret Season will present the best of Sammy Cahn in 'Come Fly With Me!' The Sammy Cahn Songbook, the interactive sleight of hand show, The CardShark, and the energetic and inventive female trio, The GiGi's. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of May 2, 2016Scoop: THE VIEW on ABC - Week of May 2, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW, airing on ABC for the week of May 2, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOTBWW Review: American Stage in the Park Presents MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by Peter Nason - Apr 18, 2016

Michael Ray, Chris Crawford and Scott Daniel dazzle in this hilarious musical. (more...)


by David Clarke - Apr 9, 2016

Actress/singer Rumer Willis returns to New York City with her spellbinding debut at Cafe Carlyle. Having previously wowed New York audiences as Roxie in Broadway's CHICAGO and at Feinstein's/54 Below, Willis' sultry instrument and chanteuse aura melds her youthful energy with the reverence for music that is associated with this historic venue. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHABristol Riverside Theatre to Close 2015-16 Season with MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season daring audiences to "dream the impossible dream" with the ever-popular musical Man of La Mancha running May 10-June 5.  With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and book by Dale Wasserman, the production is directed by Keith Baker and features the triumphant return of Gypsy star Robert Newman, joined by Sharon Alexander, Julian Brightman, Lauren Cupples, Robert Farruggia, Tamra Hayden, Christopher Roche, Danny Rutigliano, Dwayne Alistair Thomas, and Danny Vaccaro.  The cast is supplemented by the ensemble of Rajeer Alford, Daniel Bontempo, Elena Camp, Will Connell, Stephan Dagrosa, John DiFerdinando, Adam Hoyak, Kevin Murray, and Victor Rodriguez. (more...)

Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster BookAbby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films. Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films: Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut. Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall. Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films. On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae. Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951). Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel. Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting. Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra. Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song. The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name. Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable. Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison. Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson. That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant. The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner. Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner. And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson. Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll. 20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at www.classicmovieposters.com. The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95. (more...)

Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree's Musical Revue MISS-LEADING LADIES Gets UK TourRia Jones and Ceri Dupree's Musical Revue MISS-LEADING LADIES Gets UK Tour
by Marianka Swain - Mar 22, 2016

Following a sell-out London run last year, spectacular musical revue MISS-LEADING LADIES is set for a UK tour in May and June. Ria Jones and Ceri Dupree star in this stunning celebration of some of the greatest grande dames of stage and screen, from Ethel Merman to Doris Day, Marlene Dietrich to Danny La Rue - with the musical sisters adding their own unique family twist to proceedings. (more...)

The Gracie Theatre Presents FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD, the Smash Musical Parody of the MoviesThe Gracie Theatre Presents FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD, the Smash Musical Parody of the Movies
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

One of America's favorite cinema spoofs, FORBIDDEN HOLLYWOOD, is coming to Husson University's Gracie Theatre on Saturday, March 26, for one night only, with a performance at 7:30 p.m. This is the fourth show in the Gracie Theatre's season sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. (more...)

DORIS AND ME to Play El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, 3/18-20DORIS AND ME to Play El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, 3/18-20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

?3000 Miles Off-Broadway Productions proudly presents, DORIS AND ME: A Sentimental Journey starring SCOTT DREIER at El Portal's Monroe Forum Theatre, in the NOHO Arts District, North Hollywood, CA.  This special engagement will be presented March 18 - 20, 2016 for four performances only. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/15/2016 - NUTTY PROFESSOR, INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/15/2016 - NUTTY PROFESSOR, INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 15, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: NUTTY PROFESSOR makes its NYC debut, and a starry lineup brings INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY to the stage! (more...)

Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Lend Voices to Animated Film DUCK DUCK GOOSEJim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Lend Voices to Animated Film DUCK DUCK GOOSE
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Original Force Animation continues to add cast and filmmaking talent to its first animated feature DUCK DUCK GOOSE. Joining the impressive list of vocal talent, actor/writer Jim Gaffigan has been cast in one of the film's leading roles and will voice the rebellious but lovable goose Peng. Legendary director/writer/actor Carl Reiner will voice Larry, a venerable, wise and loyal friend who happens to be a turtle. (more...)

Jim Gaffigan and Carl Reiner Join Original Force Animation's 2017 Family Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'Jim Gaffigan and Carl Reiner Join Original Force Animation's 2017 Family Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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Royal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live LunchRoyal Court Theatre Sets Syrian/Lebanon Readings, The Big Idea & Live Lunch
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Royal Court has worked with a group of 12 writers from Syria and Lebanon over the last two years with workshops supported by the British Council in Broumana and Beirut. These workshops have been led by playwrights David Greig, Sam Holcroft and Royal Court International Director Elyse Dodgson. Excerpts from all of the plays were presented at Al Madina Theatre in Beirut in May 2015 directed by Richard Twyman. (more...)

BWW Interview: Scott Dreier of DORIS AND ME at Simi Valley Cultural Arts CenterBWW Interview: Scott Dreier of DORIS AND ME at Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center
by Cary Ginell - Jan 21, 2016

It's not often when a person is able to develop their own stage show about their idol, but for the past four years, actor/singer Scott Dreier has done that very thing, when, in 2011, he started paying tribute to former actress/singer Doris Day. Dreier has toured all over the U.S. with Doris and Me, playing on the West Coast, where he makes his home, to venues on the East Coast. For many years before Doris and Me, the Southern California native was a performer in voiceovers, in theater, and on television, focusing mainly on family shows on the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon. Scott has also been a featured vocalist with the Pasadena Pops Orchestra, has accompanied Barbra Streisand in concert, and has numerous television appearances to his credit. Devoted to charitable causes, Dreier designated the proceeds from his first CD, Scott Dreier, to support the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. On the album, he sang a duet on 'Suddenly, Seymour' from Little Shop of Horrors with actress Katy Sagal (Married With Children). Dreier has performed in twelve productions of that show. One of his latest efforts, whose proceeds benefit the Doris Day Animal Foundation, is a duet with jazz singer Jane Monheit on Doris Day's hit, 'Everybody Loves a Lover.' Dreier is appearing in Doris and Me at the Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center this weekend, and we got a chance to visit with him and talk about his idol, who at 91, is living in comfortable retirement in Carmel-By-the-Sea near Monterey, California. (more...)

BWW Review: Get Ready for a Laughter Filled Trip with ON THE ROAD AGAIN at Act II PlayhouseBWW Review: Get Ready for a Laughter Filled Trip with ON THE ROAD AGAIN at Act II Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - Jan 19, 2016

Once again Jennifer Childs and Tony Braithwaite delight audiences with their newest show at Act II Playhouse, ON THE ROAD AGAIN. In this show Braithwaite and Childs take a look at traveling and the need to get away from it all. This world premiere comedy cabaret is a fast-paced and intelligently funny show, and it is a reminder why Childs and Braithwaite are Philly's funniest comedy duo. (more...)

Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award Winners; Wayne Brady to Host Ceremony!Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins Among 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award Winners; Wayne Brady to Host Ceremony!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report several stage names among the recipients of the newly renamed 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Awards, to be presented at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center on March 2, 2016. (more...)

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