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Rachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENSRachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A series of Stage Talks have been set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson, to take place following the performance on Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9. Cast members Rachel York and Betty Buckley will comment on the production and answer questions from audience members. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/22; LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, HUNCHBACK at Ogunquit, BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/22; LuPone/Ebersole in WAR PAINT, HUNCHBACK at Ogunquit, BYE, BYE BIRDIE at Goodspeed and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 22, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Chicago, San Diego and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include LuPone/Ebersole in Goodman Theatre's WAR PAINT, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Ogunquit, and SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe, just to name a few. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: John Dossett and Douglas Sills Talk WAR PAINTSTAGE TUBE: John Dossett and Douglas Sills Talk WAR PAINT
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents WAR PAINT, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein andElizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT opens tonight, June 28, 2016, and runs through August 14, 2016. In the video below, John Dossett and Douglas Sills talk about playing the men in the lives of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.  Check it out! (more...)

BWW Review: LuPone/Ebersole Shine in WAR PAINTBWW Review: LuPone/Ebersole Shine in WAR PAINT
by Misha Davenport - Jul 19, 2016

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Review Roundup: WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Opens in ChicagoReview Roundup: WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Opens in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jul 19, 2016

How did the production fare with the critics? Let's find out. (more...)

Review Roundup: GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, in L.A.Review Roundup: GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, in L.A.
by Review Roundups - Jul 18, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole and More in WAR PAINTPhoto Flash: First Look at Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole and More in WAR PAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Just In!!! Goodman Theatre presents WAR PAINT, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT runs now through August 14, 2016.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

AUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Finds Cast, THE PROFANE Taps Director at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its upcoming 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

BWW Review: Cabrillo's Enchanting LITTLE MERMAID Goes Swimmingly Under the SeaBWW Review: Cabrillo's Enchanting LITTLE MERMAID Goes Swimmingly Under the Sea
by Don Grigware - Jul 18, 2016

Watching Cabrillo Music Theatre's The Little Mermaid on the Fred Kavli stage is an enjoyable treat, almost like viewing the Disney film ... it's so alive and scintillating. All the color and splendor of the ocean is onstage, and that has a lot to say about this production's creative team. All the technical aspects of the show are working smoothly, in sync. Cabrillo may be assuredly proud of their production. The sad thing is it only plays a week more, until Sunday July 24. (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Swims onto Stage at Cabrillo Music Theatre on July 15thTHE LITTLE MERMAID Swims onto Stage at Cabrillo Music Theatre on July 15th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2016

When The Little Mermaid was released in 1989, it not only became one of the most popular Disney films to date, it was also the very first animated musical to use Broadway composers for its music - changing the direction of animated movies forever. Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with The Little Mermaid, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King and Mary Poppins, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

BWW Review: Max & Louie Productions' Incredible GREY GARDENSBWW Review: Max & Louie Productions' Incredible GREY GARDENS
by Chris Gibson - Jul 15, 2016

If you've seen the Maysles brother's documentaries GREY GARDENS and THE BEALES OF GREY GARDENS (which are actually collaborative efforts between David & Albert Maysles,Ellen Hovde, Muffie Mayer & Susan Froemke) then you have to see Max and Louie Productions' brilliant staging of the musical based upon these larger than life figures. If you haven't see either, then you desperately need to. Seriously, they're on HULU, watch them! Eavesdropping on Edith Bouvier Beale (big Edie) and Edie Beale (little Edie) in these films is an immersive experience, filled with snippets of songs, stories of missed opportunities and lost loves, a dilapidated estate, lot of cats, and more than one raccoon. Their love for one another is, somehow, crystalline clear, but lying beneath layers of scars that a life unfulfilled can produce. The musical tells it all, with a one act flashback to 1941 that fills in the blanks (book by Doug Wright) that led years later to their seclusion in squalor. This is masterfully achieved by the combined efforts of an exceptional cast and expert direction. I'll say it more than you once; you must see GREY GARDENS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes and Highlights of GREY GARDENS Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York!STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes and Highlights of GREY GARDENS Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York!
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016

GREY GARDENS The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Check out a behind the scenes look below, along with highlights of the performance! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Angela Lansbury & More Attend GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Angela Lansbury & More Attend GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening night - check them out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Betty Buckley & Rachel York Discuss GREY GARDENS THE MUSICALVIDEO: Betty Buckley & Rachel York Discuss GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Below, watch the show's leading ladies Rachel York and Betty Buckley discuss the show during an appearance on ABC news. (more...)

BWW Review: Buckley and York Bring an Emotionally Engaging West Coast premiere GREY GARDENS to the AhmansonBWW Review: Buckley and York Bring an Emotionally Engaging West Coast premiere GREY GARDENS to the Ahmanson
by Don Grigware - Jul 14, 2016

True-to-life eccentrics tend to make the most riveting dramatic/comedic characters. In 1975 Albert and David Maysles produced an award-winning documentary called Grey Gardens about Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale (Big Edie) and her daughter Edith Bouvier Beale (Little Edie), aunt and cousin respectively of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. The film was eventually rated among the top 10 greatest documentaries of all time, and provided the basis for a the musical of the same name, produced off and on Broadway in 2006. The musical, with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie, shows the socialite family in its heyday in East Hampton, New York in Act One. Act Two is their demise into total poverty. The estate inhabited by the reclusive mother and daughter combo was condemned by the board of health, and the two women gained notoriety for their delusional, certifiable behavior. Now at the Ahmanson through August 14, Grey Gardens explores the fiercely fiery relationship between the two Edies, offering Betty Buckley (older Big Edie) and Rachel York (younger Big Edie/Little Edie) their most cherished roles to date. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Set for The Old Opera House in Charles TownDisney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Set for The Old Opera House in Charles Town
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

The Old Opera House Theatre Company and Charles Town Kiwanis present Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID on July 28, 29, 30 and 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley and Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: First Look at Betty Buckley and Rachel York in GREY GARDENS at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical opens at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre this Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW Blog: GREY GARDENS - THE MUSICAL is a Final Insult to the EdiesBWW Blog: GREY GARDENS - THE MUSICAL is a Final Insult to the Edies
by Stacy Davies - Jul 11, 2016

There is almost nothing here that praises the odd legacy of Big and Little Edie Bouvier Beale, and far too much that trashes it. (more...)

Barn Theatre School Will Present DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Through July 31Barn Theatre School Will Present DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Through July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Making a splash onto the Barn Theatre stage is DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID playing July 19 through July 31. (more...)

Roxy Regional Theatre Announces Changes to 34th SeasonRoxy Regional Theatre Announces Changes to 34th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

? The Roxy Regional Theatre is gearing up to celebrate 34 years of presenting live theatre in the heart of Historic Downtown Clarksville on the corner of Franklin and First.  The Roxy has long been regarded as 'the cornerstone of downtown re-development,' and SEASON 34 will see new productions and exciting changes to the programming and structure of the theatre. (more...)

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