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2016 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Regional Awards Update - Tara Lewis, Robert Hazlette Lead!2016 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Regional Awards Update - Tara Lewis, Robert Hazlette Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Ben Vereen, Laura Osnes and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 BelowJames Monroe Iglehart, Ben Vereen, Laura Osnes and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowKate Baldwin, Jay Armstrong Johnson and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Wonderfully Funny IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Wonderfully Funny IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Chris Gibson - Jun 15, 2016

STAGES St. Louis celebrates their 30th year with a very funny musical that deserved a much better fate that the short run it had on Broadway, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. A play of sorts on the old song 'It Had to be You', this work is difficult to describe simply because there are so many farcical twists and turns that revealing any would spoil the experience. What I can tell you is how terrific this production is. It features a top notch cast that all seem to be having a great time, and why not? It's filled with clever lines and a fine score (music by Barbara Anselmi, book by Brian Hargrove and lyrics by Hargrove, Jill Abramovitz, Michael Cooper, Carla Rose Fisher, Ernie Lijoi, and Will Randall) that's catchy and really fits the show well. I will provide a brief synopsis, but suffice to say, this might be considered the Murphy's Law of shows that feature a wedding. But, you can't go wrong by taking in this superbly rendered presentation, and I heartily recommend that you see it! (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 - Jun 2, 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...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUSTAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (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...)

Original Cast of MAMA AND HER BOYS Reunites at Feinstein's/54 Below TonightOriginal Cast of MAMA AND HER BOYS Reunites at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 5th Anniversary Reunion concert of the hit musical MAMA AND HER BOYS. This special one night only event will mark five years since the premiere of the beloved musical. The original cast will be joined by New York cast members and some of Broadway's brightest special guest stars. (more...)

Original Cast of MAMA AND HER BOYS to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below This WinterOriginal Cast of MAMA AND HER BOYS to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the 5th Anniversary Reunion concert of the hit musical MAMA AND HER BOYS. This special one night only event will mark five years since the premiere of the beloved musical. The original cast will be joined by New York cast members and some of Broadway's brightest special guest stars. (more...)

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Heart-Warming and Hilarious THE FULL MONTYBWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Heart-Warming and Hilarious THE FULL MONTY
by Chris Gibson - Sep 14, 2015

If you've seen the movie version of the THE FULL MONTY, and even if you haven't, you should make it a point to see STAGES St. Louis' current production of the musical version, because it's a fabulous show. Sometimes it's silly, sometimes it's serious, but one thing is certain, it's a show that tugs at the heart and has you rooting hard for these unemployed steel workers to pull off the scheme one of them hatches in order to earn some real cash. The show is wonderfully cast, and smartly directed, and more importantly, features a splendid, catchy score (music and lyrics by David Yazbek), and a top notch script by Terrence McNally that retains a lot of the more significant issues that made the movie so special to begin with. At its core it's a story of hope and following your dreams in the face of adversity, something we could all use more of, and that alone makes it an absolute must-see event. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Presents THE FULL MONTY, Now thru 10/4STAGES St. Louis Presents THE FULL MONTY, Now thru 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

STAGES St. Louis welcomes back its red-hot award-winning smash hit The Full Monty! Featuring a powerful story with enduring characters, this hilarious, yet heartwarming musical comedy will run tonight, September 4, through October 4 at the Robert G. Reim theatre in Kirkwood.  (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Raises Over $80,000 at Annual Cabaret EventSTAGES St. Louis Raises Over $80,000 at Annual Cabaret Event
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

On Monday, August 10th, STAGES St. Louis hosted its annual one-night-only cabaret event, Cheers!, benefiting the organization's Education and Artistic Programs. This year, STAGES proudly presented the world premiere of The Story Goes On: The Songs of Maltby & Shire, the inaugural workshop production from Emerson American Musical Creative (AMC). AMC is the newest division at STAGES for the creation of new American musicals. Monday night's attending audience was the first to enjoy this brand new show.  (more...)

BWW News: STAGES St.Louis' CHEERS! Benefit for Education and Artistic ProgramsBWW News: STAGES St.Louis' CHEERS! Benefit for Education and Artistic Programs
by Chris Gibson - Aug 19, 2015

I had the distinct privilege of being invited to attend Cheers! STAGES St. Louis' Annual Summer Cabaret last week, and it was a unique and fun experience that I was able to share with my young son. It's a yearly event that's designed to raise funds for STAGES' educational and artistic programs, and it featured a number of very interesting and entertaining performances, as well as some tasty appetizers and desserts prepared by Michael Brightman's With Love Catering. To say the event was a success is an understatement. What made this particular presentation especially memorable was the world premiere of a work-in-progress production of THE STORY GOES ON, which is a brand new revue of the songs of Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

STAGES St. Louis welcomes back its red-hot award-winning smash hit The Full Monty! Featuring a powerful story with enduring characters, this hilarious, yet heartwarming musical comedy will run September 4 - October 4 at the Robert G. Reim theatre in Kirkwood.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stages St. Louis' Delightful and De-Lovely ANYTHING GOESBWW Reviews: Stages St. Louis' Delightful and De-Lovely ANYTHING GOES
by Chris Gibson - Jul 24, 2015

When you've been reviewing shows for a while you're bound to see a few more than once or twice. And, while I've had the opportunity to see ANYTHING GOES a couple of times before, I can honestly say this is the finest production I've been privileged to attend. Packed with a slew of memorable tunes (music and lyrics by the late, great Cole Porter), a clever and very amusing script (new book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman), high energy dancing, and a top notch cast, this ranks as one of my favorites shows of the year. Stages St. Louis consistently delivers quality entertainment, but this presentation far exceeded my already high expectations, and I honestly consider it to be a must-see! It's a genuine crowd pleasing experience that will make you want to come back for more. But, get your tickets now, because it will surely sell-out quickly! (more...)

All Aboard! STAGES St. Louis' ANYTHING GOES Sets Sail TodayAll Aboard! STAGES St. Louis' ANYTHING GOES Sets Sail Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

STAGES St. Louis continues the voyage through its 29th season with the tap-happy Broadway classic, Anything Goes. The de-lovely Cole Porter musical comedy from Broadway's Golden Age kicks off performances today, July 17th, where it will run through August 16th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

All Aboard! STAGES St. Louis' ANYTHING GOES to Set Sail on July 17All Aboard! STAGES St. Louis' ANYTHING GOES to Set Sail on July 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

STAGES St. Louis continues the voyage through its 29th season with the tap-happy Broadway classic, Anything Goes. The de-lovely Cole Porter musical comedy from Broadway's Golden Age will run July 17th - August 16th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stages St. Louis' Absolutely Delightful THE ARISTOCATSBWW Reviews: Stages St. Louis' Absolutely Delightful THE ARISTOCATS
by Chris Gibson - Jun 10, 2015

The feature length animated film, THE ARISTOCATS (1970), was the last project Walt Disney approved before his death in 1966. My son and I watched it several years ago on DVD, when he was just a little tyke. And then, in 2010 we attended Stages St. Louis' wonderful production of the show. Five years later I was little hesitant to bring him to their latest presentation, just because he's that much older, but I think he actually enjoyed it more the second time around. He's now at an age where he can really appreciate the work that goes into bringing these shows to the stage. He loved the performances and music, and so did I. Stages has put together an excellent show that, obviously, has appeal for kids of all ages (and adults as well), and it's currently gracing the stage of The Westport Playhouse. I think the intimacy of the venue acts to enhance the experience, bringing the audience that much closer to the action. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis Presents Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, Beginning TodaySTAGES St. Louis Presents Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

STAGES St. Louis takes you on a feline adventure in Disney's The Aristocats today, June 3, through June 28 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, 6/3-28STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, 6/3-28
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

STAGES St. Louis takes you on a feline adventure in Disney's The Aristocats this June 3-28 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. With an unforgettable mix of colorful characters, amusing antics, and swingin' music, this modern version of the familiar Disney classic is just purrrrrr-fect for the entire family. (more...)

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