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HOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the HolidaysHOME ALONE Musical Parody to Return to Rockwell for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Making this season truly 'unforgettable,' Rockwell Table and Stage un-wraps the return of 'The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Home Alone,' just in time for the holidays. Performances start Dec. 1 and run through Jan. 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: UMPO's Kate Pazakis Laboriously Producing Live Productions - The Latest Ones SimultaneouslyBWW Interview: UMPO's Kate Pazakis Laboriously Producing Live Productions - The Latest Ones Simultaneously
by Gil Kaan - Oct 2, 2016

For years now, Kate Pazakis' UMPO has been steadily optimizing her passion of film, turning them into loving spoofs that even those unfamiliar with the movie sent-up can still enjoy. With her talented partners, they take cult film favorites and match them up with pop tune soundtracks for mash-ups of wit, fun, incredible singing and much laughter. UMPO's latest creation THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF HOCUS POCUS opened September 29, 2016 at the Rockwell Table & Stage. (more...)

Seth Rogan and Friends Catch Rockwell Table & Stage's UMPO TROOP BEVERLY HILLSSeth Rogan and Friends Catch Rockwell Table & Stage's UMPO TROOP BEVERLY HILLS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

On Saturday, July 23 'Neighbors 2' star Seth Rogen celebrated the 34th birthday of his wife, Lauren Miller by inviting 50 of their closest friends to see The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills housed at Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Angeles, CA. Both Seth and Lauren were seen dancing, cheering & laughing along as the cast performed to a creative musical score, which included hit songs from Whitney Houston, Madonna, and Cyndi Lauper.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROOP BEVERLY HILLS at RockwellPhoto Flash: First Look at THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROOP BEVERLY HILLS at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

It's 'Cookie Time' again in The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills, an all-new live interpretation of the hilarious 1989 Shelley Long comedy, running Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 12 noon from July 2 to Sept 10, 2016 at Rockwell Table & Stage located in Los Feliz, CA. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the company onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Original Stars of TROOP BEVERLY HILLS Strut Red Carpet at Rockwell's Musical Parody OpeningPhoto Flash: Original Stars of TROOP BEVERLY HILLS Strut Red Carpet at Rockwell's Musical Parody Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

This weekend Rockwell Table & Stage located in Los Feliz, CA hosted a 'mini" Troop Beverly Hills Reunion with original cast members Tasha Scott ("Jasmine Shaker") and Mary Gross ('Annie Herman'), along with film director Jeff Kanew in attendance for the opening night of The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills. Scroll down for photos from the red carpet! (more...)

BWW Review: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROOP BEVERLY HILLS - A Non-Stop, Two-Hours of HIGH-larity & Stunning VocalsBWW Review: THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROOP BEVERLY HILLS - A Non-Stop, Two-Hours of HIGH-larity & Stunning Vocals
by Gil Kaan - Jul 5, 2016

Exec. Producer Kate Pazakis has assembled another Ri-Dic-U-lously talented troupe of singer/comedians to totally WOW their Rockwell audience in THE UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL PARODY OF TROOP BEVERLY HILLS. Pazakis & company have a talented knack for picking appropriate movies (Devil Wears Prada, Big Lebowski) & spoofing them, using covers of familiar pop tunes to advance the original plotlines. (more...)

'TROOP BEVERLY HILLS' Parody Comes to Rockwell Table & Stage Tonight'TROOP BEVERLY HILLS' Parody Comes to Rockwell Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

Rockwell Table & Stage puts the 'camp' in  camp-out  this summer with The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills.  (more...)

'TROOP BEVERLY HILLS' Parody Comes to Rockwell Table & Stage This Summer'TROOP BEVERLY HILLS' Parody Comes to Rockwell Table & Stage This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Rockwell Table & Stage puts the "camp" in  camp-out  this summer with The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Troop Beverly Hills.  (more...)

Broadway Vets Set for Benefit Concert at El Portal Theater This WeekBroadway Vets Set for Benefit Concert at El Portal Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

This Thursday, June 9th at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, an elite cast of Broadway veterans will take to the stage for a one-night only benefit concert performing numbers from the award-winning Broadway shows that put them on the map. 100% of the proceeds from this stellar night of song and dance will benefit the Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. Panera Bread has graciously come on board to sponsor the evening.  Currently in rehearsals, the cast of over 50 Broadway performers, ensemble singers, and dancers is prepping for what is sure to be a thrilling night of theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

'BITING BROADWAY' Vampire Musical Comedy Gets Reading in Los Angeles Today'BITING BROADWAY' Vampire Musical Comedy Gets Reading in Los Angeles Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

'BITING BROADWAY...The first successful Vampire Musical' with Book by Richard Hochberg, Lyrics by Jordan Beck and Music by Gerald Sternbach, will be directed by J. Scott Lapp in a reading today April 8th at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre (2106 Hyperion Ave. in Los Angeles) at 4pm. (more...)

'BITING BROADWAY' Vampire Musical Comedy Gets Reading in Los Angeles'BITING BROADWAY' Vampire Musical Comedy Gets Reading in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

'BITING BROADWAY...The first successful Vampire Musical' with Book by Richard Hochberg, Lyrics by Jordan Beck and Music by Gerald Sternbach, will be directed by J. Scott Lapp in a reading on April 8th at the Lyric Hyperion Theatre (2106 Hyperion Ave. in Los Angeles) at 4pm. (more...)

BWW Review: HOME ALONE Parody Holiday Hit!BWW Review: HOME ALONE Parody Holiday Hit!
by Aimee Curameng - Jan 4, 2016

The holidays aren't over at Rockwell (nor should they be!) and you have two more chances to catch their current great parody show of the '90s Christmas classic Home Alone. Previous parodies included Scream and Cruel Intentions which brought a flurry of nostalgia for those who grew up in the '90s, but how would a Christmas-themed parody fare? Really, really well! (more...)

Paper Mill's EVER AFTER World Premiere Closes TodayPaper Mill's EVER AFTER World Premiere Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

The world premiere of EVER AFTER, a new look at CINDERELLA, will close at Paper Mill Playhouse today, Sunday, June 21. (more...)

Margo Siebert & James Snyder Perform 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVER AFTERMargo Siebert & James Snyder Perform 'Out Of The Darkness' From EVER AFTER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 15, 2015

Venture to the land of EVER AFTER! (more...)

Paper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for EVER AFTER World PremierePaper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for EVER AFTER World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for the world premiere musical, Ever After for Father's Day Weekend including Friday, June 19 at 7:00pm, Saturday, June 20 at 7:00pm and Sunday, June 21 at 1:30pm and 7:00pm. (more...)

EVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy Visits NBC's TODAYEVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy Visits NBC's TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

NBC has announced that Charles Shaughnessy, currently starring in the world premiere of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse, will visit TODAY, today, June 4th (10:10 AM). BWW will share video of the appearance following the broadcast. (more...)

EVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy Talks Paper Mill's EVER AFTER on 'Today'EVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy Talks Paper Mill's EVER AFTER on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Actor Charles Shaughnessy may be best known for 'The Nanny,' but he has been in more than 90 television shows and films. His latest gig is in the world premiere of EVER AFTER,  inspired by the story of Cinderella. (more...)

EVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy to Visit NBC's 'Today', TodayEVER AFTER's Charles Shaughnessy to Visit NBC's 'Today', Today
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

NBC has announced that Charles Shaughnessy, currently starring in the world premiere of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse, will visit TODAY, tomorrow, June 4th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: EVER AFTER Premieres at Paper Mill Playhouse- Inside the Opening Night Curtain Call!Photo Coverage: EVER AFTER Premieres at Paper Mill Playhouse- Inside the Opening Night Curtain Call!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 1, 2015

Just last night, Paper Mill Playhouse opened the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heislerand music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After stars two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street) as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Leonardo da Vinci, Emmy Award winner Charles Shaughnessy (Urinetown, 'The Nanny') as King Francis, James Synder (If/Then) as Prince Henry and Drama Desk Award nominee Margo Seibert (Rocky) as Danielle de Barbarac. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call! (more...)

Photo Coverage: EVER AFTER Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse!Photo Coverage: EVER AFTER Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 1, 2015

Just last night, Paper Mill Playhouse opened the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heislerand music by Zina Goldrich.  Ever After stars two-time Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street) as Baroness Rodmilla de Ghent, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Leonardo da Vinci, Emmy Award winner Charles Shaughnessy (Urinetown, 'The Nanny') as King Francis, James Synder (If/Then) as Prince Henry and Drama Desk Award nominee Margo Seibert (Rocky) as Danielle de Barbarac. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the after party! (more...)

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