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Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell RobinsonAsmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)

Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 3/27-4/2Birdland Jazz Club Announces Schedule for 3/27-4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Getting to Know...Nashville Children's Theatre's ERNIE NOLANGetting to Know...Nashville Children's Theatre's ERNIE NOLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2017

We were finally able to track him down and ask him to help our readers learn more about him via our Getting to Know… feature while he was on a trip to Ireland where he represented NCT at an international conference on theater for younger audiences. In fact, Nolan's been so peripatetic since settling down in Nashville and starting his job on February 1, that he answered our queries from the airport in Belfast… (more...)

BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical MusicalsBWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical Musicals
by Daniella Parcell - Mar 12, 2017

Opening tonight on Broadway, Come From Away spotlights the town of Gander, Newfoundland, which became the temporary home of over 6,000 passengers whose planes were rerouted during the 9/11 attacks. In its dramatization of real-life figures such as Beverley Bass, a stranded pilot portrayed by Jenn Colella, and Claude Elliott, the Gander mayor brought to life by Joel Hatch, the musical provides a historical recount of the week following 9/11, heavily inspired by true stories of the compassion and camaraderie that came about in Gander. (more...)

Photo Flash: Media Theatre presents SIDE SHOWPhoto Flash: Media Theatre presents SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

'Side Show', with a book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, is based on the story of Daisy and Violet Hilton. It's on stage at The Media Theatre through March 26. (more...)

Kevin Depinet, Colleen Grady Return to TUTS to Design for DREAMGIRLSKevin Depinet, Colleen Grady Return to TUTS to Design for DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The upcoming Theatre Under The Stars production of DREAMGIRLS comes to life with spectacular scenic and costume design. As previously announced, Kevin Depinet, will be returning to TUTS as Scenic Designer for the theatre's upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. Depinet also acted a Scenic Designer for TUTS' acclaimed production of INTO THE WOODS in December of 2016. (more...)

Get a Sneak Peek of the Set and Costume Designs for Theatre Under The Stars' Upcoming Production of DREAMGIRLSGet a Sneak Peek of the Set and Costume Designs for Theatre Under The Stars' Upcoming Production of DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The upcoming Theatre Under The Stars production of DREAMGIRLS comes to life with spectacular scenic and costume design. As previously announced, Kevin Depinet, will be returning to TUTS as Scenic Designer for the theatre's upcoming production of DREAMGIRLS. Depinet also acted a Scenic Designer for TUTS' acclaimed production of INTO THE WOODS in December of 2016. (more...)

HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical NomsHARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD Makes History in 2017 Olivier Awards Nominations; GROUNDHOG DAY Leads Musical Noms
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Today, past winners Denise Gough and Matt Henry announced the nominations for the Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard, the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar. The 2017 awards are set to be the biggest yet, as they make their debut at the Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 9 April. (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Brings Revitalized SIDE SHOW to the Bay AreaPhoto Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Brings Revitalized SIDE SHOW to the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. The 2014 revival, which incorporates a revised script and several new songs, received additional critical acclaim, was nominated for five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival, and was awarded the 2015 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical. Side Show is based on the true story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who rose from a sideshow attraction to become sensational vaudeville stars in the 1930s. Side Show will be directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Dolores Duran-Cefalu, and choreography by Brett and CJ Blankenship and will playMarch 2 - 19, 2017 (press opening: March 3, 2017) with performances 7:30pm Thursdays, 8:00pm Fridays & Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays at the Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at(650) 949-7360. (more...)

SIDE SHOW to Mirror Exotic True Life of Conjoined Twins at Theatre MemphisSIDE SHOW to Mirror Exotic True Life of Conjoined Twins at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Side Show parades onto the Theatre Memphis Lohrey Stage March 10, 2017, and struts its human cavalcade through April 2, 2017. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast RecordingDREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that the highly anticipated Original London Cast Recording of the new, hit West End musical Dreamgirls, will be released on Sony Classical mid-April and is available to pre-order today via Amazon. (more...)

The Media Theatre to Present SIDE SHOWThe Media Theatre to Present SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Media Theatre has one musical per season which is not quite as mainstream as the other titles on its marquee, filling a particular void for those interested in passionate works by top notch writers and composers who have pieces in their oeuvre which deserve to be seen but are rarely produced. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional PremieresTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Unveils 48th Season Including Two World Premieres and Five Regional Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

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 lineup for the company's 48th season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 23, 2017

When scheduling an interview with Broadway and now West End star: Marisha Wallace, I was quickly reminded that London is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so when we found an appointment that was congruently free; it was a little early for me... Flash forward to a 7am interview that started my day on the highest of notes: Marisha's bubbly and down to earth personality drew me in the first moment I saw her perform in the hit musical 'Something Rotten!' (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOWFoothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Effie might indeed be going... to Broadway. According to the New York Post, London producer Sonia Friedman is already looking for a Broadway Theater to transfer the West End production, which has been bringing audiences to their feet nightly. (more...)

Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps to Direct New Production of DREAMGIRLS at Theatre Under The StarsArtistic Advisor Sheldon Epps to Direct New Production of DREAMGIRLS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps will serve as Director for the upcoming production of the six-time Tony winning show when it hits the TUTS stage at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in Houston next spring. (more...)

Amber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia DiagnosisAmber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia Diagnosis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Producers of the West End revival of DREAMGIRLS turned to Twitter today to announce that Amber Riley, who has missed the last several performances of the show, has been diagnosed with pneumonia. (more...)

BWW TV: It's Only the Beginning - Watch Highlights from DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, in London!BWW TV: It's Only the Beginning - Watch Highlights from DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, in London!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. Below, watch highlights just in time for this evening's premiere, plus click here for a new batch of production shots! (more...)

Photo Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West EndPhoto Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. To coincide with this evening's premiere, Sonia Friedman Productions just released brand new production shots for the show, which has been in preview performances since 19 November. Check them out below! (more...)

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