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The Friday 5: CFTA's DREAMGIRLS' Leading LadiesThe Friday 5: CFTA's DREAMGIRLS' Leading Ladies
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 12, 2016

Doubtless, there's a lot of hustling, bustling and what-not going on at Murfreesboro's Center For The Arts today as the company prepares for tonight's premiere of the musical extravaganza Dreamgirls. Directed by 2013 First Night Most Promising Actor Matthew Hayes Hunter (who may or may not answer to the name of "Matt" these days), the grand-scale production features four of the loveliest, most talented and mesmerizing leading ladies to be found on any stage, anywhere: Ra'Shaun Simon (playing Deena Jones), Brianna Booker (Lorell Robinson), Brittany Easley (Michelle Morris) and Robbyn "Vyrgo" Daniel, who plays the clarion-voiced Effie Melody White, the part made famous on Broadway by Jennifer Holliday. (more...)

TheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World PremieresTheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the line-up for the company's 47th season. (more...)

CFTA's DREAMGIRLS Opening Night Set for Friday 2/12CFTA's DREAMGIRLS Opening Night Set for Friday 2/12
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 10, 2016

Dreamgirls – the Tony Award- and Oscar-winning musical by Academy Award nominee Henry Krieger and book and lyrics by Tony and Grammy Award-winner Tom Eyen – opens at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts this Friday night, running February 12 through Sunday, February 28. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

She's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's SoloShe's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's Solo
by Jessica Khan - Feb 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported just two days ago, GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will take on the role of 'Effie' when DREAMGIRLS makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. And Riley is no stranger to the musical's challenging anthems. (more...)

GLEE's Amber Riley to Lead DREAMGIRLS as 'Effie' in the West End This WinterGLEE's Amber Riley to Lead DREAMGIRLS as 'Effie' in the West End This Winter
by Jessica Khan - Feb 4, 2016

Big news in the DREAMGIRLS world tonight! The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye just revealed the news that GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will play 'Effie' when the musical makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. (more...)

WHAT Sets 2016 SeasonWHAT Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Modern conveniences like smart phones and GPS often make us forget that the journey of life is full of the unexpected. For its 2016 theater season, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater celebrates these unexpected moments: the realization of first love; a town bonded by a bullied teenager; a family finding common ground through music; the censorship of a fictional marriage between two rabbits; the beauty behind the darkness of Edgar Allan Poe; love lost then found again. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 25, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2016 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

Next Broadway Return for Kristin Chenoweth Already in Sight?Next Broadway Return for Kristin Chenoweth Already in Sight?
by Iris Moebius - Jan 11, 2016

It looks like Kristin Chenoweth may be returning to Broadway sooner than we thought!  I recently had the opportunity to talk to the Kristin about a variety of topics. She filled me in about her next big project, I Am Anne Hutchinson, and shared some insights into the expectations of Hollywood, specifically for women. Of course we also talked about her plans for the future, which include a return to Broadway in the near future in Tammy Faye Bakker - The Musical! (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

Red House Arts Center to Present DREAMGIRLS, 12/3-19Red House Arts Center to Present DREAMGIRLS, 12/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

The Red House Arts Center in Syracuse, NY is proud to present the critically-acclaimed musical "Dreamgirls," directed by Stephen Svoboda, December 3 to December 19.  (more...)

TAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This FebruaryTAO: DRUM HEART to Make New York Premiere at NYU Skirball This February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

?From the creative team behind the four-time Tony Award-nominated revival of Pacific Overtures comes the New York debut of TAO: DRUM HEART. The new production will play a strictly limited engagement at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts from Thursday, February 11, 2016 through Sunday, February 14, 2016 before TAO continues its fourth North American tour. (more...)

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

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/25/2015 for Appleton, WI (more...)

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

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/18/2015 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Photo Flash: They Will Never Leave Us- SIDE SHOW Cast Reunites to Celebrate AlbumPhoto Flash: They Will Never Leave Us- SIDE SHOW Cast Reunites to Celebrate Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Earlier this week, the company of the 2014 revival of SIDE SHOW reunited at the The LGBT Community Center for a special CD release event. The cast, including Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Javier Ignacio, Isaiah Johnson and Brandon Andrus, performed numbers from the show and then participated in a Q&A Panel. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/11/2015Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/11/2015
by BWW - Oct 11, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/11/2015 for Appleton, WI (more...)

Broadway Clash of the Early '80s - DREAMGIRLS vs NINEBroadway Clash of the Early '80s - DREAMGIRLS vs NINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

In the early 1980s, despite their previously long-running friendship, Broadway director, producer and choreographer Michael Bennett and fellow jack-of-all-trades on the Great White Way Tommy Tune, entered into what many consider the greatest face-off in Tony Awards history. Michael Riedel, writing for Vanity Fair, examines this rivalry between DREAMGIRLS and NINE in an adapted excerpt from his book RAZZLE DAZZLE for the magazine's October 2015 issue. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/04/2015Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 10/04/2015
by BWW - Oct 4, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/04/2015 for Appleton, WI (more...)

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