George Howe News

DUCK FOR PRESIDENT to Play Main Street TheaterDUCK FOR PRESIDENT to Play Main Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Duck for President, adapted by James E. Grote, based on the book by Doreen Cronin, with music and lyrics by George Howe, will be directed by Robin Robinson with music direction by Debbie Wylie at Main Street Theater, 3400 Main St., Houston, TX 77002 October 2 & 9 (Sundays) at 12:30pm and 3:30pm; and October 15, 22 & 29 (Saturdays) at 11am and 2pm. (more...)

Columbia Children's Theatre Presents DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, and Sometimes Duck for Adults Only...Columbia Children's Theatre Presents DUCK FOR PRESIDENT, and Sometimes Duck for Adults Only...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

After last season's uproarious adaptation of Doreen Cronin's Click, Clack, Moo, Columbia Children's Theatre (CCT)--the Midlands' only professional theatre for families and young audiences--will present a new musical adaptation of her next book Duck for President, September 16 - 25.  (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Extends NORTHANGER ABBEYLifeline Theatre Extends NORTHANGER ABBEY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces seventeen added performances of its critically-acclaimed production of Northanger Abbey, a world premiere musical with book by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere), music and lyrics by George Howe (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work-Musical, Queen Lucia), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Play, Mariette in Ecstasy), based on the novel by Jane Austen. Catherine Morland leaves her quiet country home for the splendors of Bath, armed only with an innocent heart and the examples of her favorite literary heroines. Immersed in a new world of parties, balls, and high society, Catherine soon finds herself caught in a web of social scheming far above her skill to master. False friends, greedy lovers, and a wealth of misunderstandings lead to the revelation that bruises of the heart can be far more painful than the imagined terrors of Gothic novels. The production runs two and a half hours with one intermission. The book is on sale in the lobby. (more...)

BWW Review: Lifeline's Blossoming NORTHANGER ABBEY is an Early Summer CharmerBWW Review: Lifeline's Blossoming NORTHANGER ABBEY is an Early Summer Charmer
by Patrick O'Brien - Jun 15, 2016

Lifeline gives new musical life to Austen obscurity. (more...)

World Premiere Musical Adaptation of Austen's NORTHANGER ABBEY to Play Lifeline TheatreWorld Premiere Musical Adaptation of Austen's NORTHANGER ABBEY to Play Lifeline Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Lifeline Theatre presents Northanger Abbey, a world premiere musical with book by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere), music and lyrics by George Howe (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work-Musical, Queen Lucia), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Play, Mariette in Ecstasy), based on the novel by Jane Austen. Catherine Morland leaves her quiet country home for the splendors of Bath, armed only with an innocent heart and the examples of her favorite literary heroines. Immersed in a new world of parties, balls, and high society, Catherine soon finds herself caught in a web of social scheming far above her skill to master. False friends, greedy lovers, and a wealth of misunderstandings lead to the revelation that bruises of the heart can be far more painful than the imagined terrors of Gothic novels. The production runs approximately two and a half hours with one intermission. The book will be on sale in the lobby. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/08/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Lifeline Theatre's MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS - EXTENDED through December 13Lifeline Theatre's MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS - EXTENDED through December 13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of Mr. Popper's Penguins, a world premiere musical adaptation by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric, with music and lyrics by George Howe, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist, based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater. Money is tight and times are tough in the town of Stillwater. With no houses to paint till spring, Mr. Popper is stuck at home daydreaming of adventures in far-off lands, while Mrs. Popper must scrimp and save just to put beans on the table. But with the unexpected arrival of a spirited penguin named Captain Cook, a new horizon opens before them. As a quiet partnership expands into a boisterous flock, the Poppers learn that there's no problem that can't be solved with steady determination, lots of love, and a dash of unconventionality. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs one hour with no intermission. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/01/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/25/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/25/2015
by BWW - Oct 25, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/25/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/18/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/18/2015
by BWW - Oct 18, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Lifeline Theatre KidSeries to Present MR. POPPER'S PENGUINSLifeline Theatre KidSeries to Present MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

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Lifeline Theatre to Present MR. POPPER'S PENGUINSLifeline Theatre to Present MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Mr. Popper's Penguins, a world premiere musical adaptation with script by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric (Non-Equity Jeff Awards: New Adaptation, The Island of Dr. Moreau and Neverwhere), music and lyrics by George Howe (Non-Equity Jeff Award: New Work-Musical, Queen Lucia), and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist (Non-Equity Jeff Award: Best Production-Play, The Island of Dr. Moreau; Non-Equity Jeff nomination: Director-Musical, The Robber Bridegroom, Griffin Theatre), based on the novel by Richard and Florence Atwater. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

Future of Coffee Explored at CoffeeCon NYCFuture of Coffee Explored at CoffeeCon NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

CoffeeCon may be the world's biggest consumer coffee tasting, which means each of those samples is custom brewed to the highest standards moments before you drink them. We offer onsite hands-on classes in every brewing method, and world coffee experts, even farmers giving us the skinny on all things coffee. (more...)

CLICK, CLACK, BOO! A TRICKY TREAT Opens at Orlando REP, 10/06-11/09CLICK, CLACK, BOO! A TRICKY TREAT Opens at Orlando REP, 10/06-11/09
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

Orlando Repertory Theatre (The REP) presents Click, Clack, BOO! A TrickyTreat (October 6 - November 9, 2014), based on the book by Doreen Cronin and Betsey Lewin, and adapted by James E. Grote with music and lyrics by George Howe. This production is presented by Orange County Arts and Cultural Affairs with supporting sponsor Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor, & Reed, P.A. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Presents Click, Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat, World Premiere Adaptation of the Newly-Published Children's BookLifeline Theatre Presents Click, Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat, World Premiere Adaptation of the Newly-Published Children's Book
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

Lifeline Theatre presents the world premiere of Click, Clack Boo! A Tricky Treat, a family musical based on the brand new book by Doreen Cronin and illustrated by Betsy Lewin. (more...)

Perez Hilton Records Song for 2013 BROADWAY'S CAROLS FOR A CUREPerez Hilton Records Song for 2013 BROADWAY'S CAROLS FOR A CURE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Celebrity gossip blogger and Broadway fan Perez Hilton is showing his support for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15, singing an original song called 'Perez's 2013 Holiday Dishlist," with music by Jason Michael Webb, and lyrics by Lynn Pinto and George Howe. Perez Hilton made his New York stage debut in 2012 in the comical off-Broadway revue "NEWSical the Musical." (more...)

Chicago Cabaret Professionals to Host 15th Anniversary Gala at Park West Theatre, 10/20Chicago Cabaret Professionals to Host 15th Anniversary Gala at Park West Theatre, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2013

The Chicago Cabaret Professionals will be pulling out all the stops as it proudly celebrates its fifteenth year of bringing live musical enjoyment by Chicago's favorite cabaret performers and fans on October 20 at Park West Theatre. The annual Gold Coast Award will be presented to popular entertainer Daryl Nitz and a special recognition award will be presented to Davenport's Cabaret and Piano Bar. (more...)

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