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Photo Flash: First Look at [title of show] at Bainbridge Performing ArtsPhoto Flash: First Look at [title of show] at Bainbridge Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Save the dates for a thoroughly unique and comical postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals! You won't want to miss this outrageously funny love letter to musical theatre. [title of show] (yes, that really IS the name of the show) is a hidden jewel that - like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee before it - is sure to enthrall audience members. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action at BPA below! (more...)

BWW Review: TITLE OF SHOW A Charming WinnerBWW Review: TITLE OF SHOW A Charming Winner
by Frank Benge - Feb 6, 2017

TITLE OF SHOW is a one-act musical, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. The show is pretty much the Urban Dictionary definition of "meta". It not only chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, it also chronicles the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist as they create a musical about creating a musical. It's sort of like those endlessly reflective fun house mirrors. TITLE OF SHOW was chosen for production by the Musical Theatre Festival and premiered there, in September 2004. It later transferred to Off-Broadway in 2006, picking up three Obie Awards, and finally made it to Broadway later that same year, where it was nominated for Best Book of a Musical. In this production by Austin Theatre Project, the show has been reconfigured as two acts with no noticeable difference for the audience. (more...)

SILENCE! THE MUSICAL Parody Extends in San FranciscoSILENCE! THE MUSICAL Parody Extends in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Due to overwhelming audience response, Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre, announced today the extension of the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical - the "subversively funny and deliciously tasty" award-winning musical parody of "The Silence of the Lambs." Originally scheduled to close on Saturday, February 25, tickets are now on-sale through Saturday, March 18.  (more...)

BWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at Playhouse On ParkBWW Review: [TITLE OF SHOW] at Playhouse On Park
by Joseph Harrison - Jan 16, 2017

Broadway has given us many things - both successes and flops, brilliant (and sometimes not-so-brilliant) music, and the opportunity to sit in an audience and be transported to a new reality. For some, myself included, the countless hours spent in an audience (or on a stage), at home listening (and re-listening) to cast albums, or scouring the web for the latest piece of theater gossip are counted as some of the most exciting and memorable moments of our lives. The few hours spent sitting in a darkened theater or following the liner notes as you devour a new musical are sacred - taking us to places we gleefully imagine - places with fantastical characters and beautiful settings. And though you often see a glimmer of familiarity in the plot, the characters you encounter aren't necessarily people you might bump into on the street, have over to watch TV, or call your friends. But in Hunter Bell and Jeff Bowen's [TITLE OF SHOW], the current production at Playhouse on Park in West Hartford, audiences aren't asked to suspend reality and take a magical journey to a faraway land, instead, they have the rare opportunity to join four real people, people just like them, who love performing (and making art) as they create something together - an original musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Playhouse on Park to Stage [title of show]Photo Flash: Playhouse on Park to Stage [title of show]
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Ever wonder what it's like to write a musical? Come see for yourself when [title of show], by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, opens at Playhouse on Park! Opening night is Friday, January 13, at 8:00pm, complimentary with a pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm. Preview performances are January 11 and 12, with all tickets priced at $17.50! (more...)

Funny Love Letter to Musical Theatre [TITLE OF SHOW] to Will Play BPAFunny Love Letter to Musical Theatre [TITLE OF SHOW] to Will Play BPA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Save the dates for a thoroughly unique and comical postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals! You won't want to miss this outrageously funny love letter to musical theatre. [title of show] (yes, that really IS the name of the show) is a hidden jewel that - like The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee before it - is sure to enthrall audience members. (more...)

BWW Preview: Connecticut Theater - January's Top HitsBWW Preview: Connecticut Theater - January's Top Hits
by Lauren Yarger - Jan 3, 2017

What's Coming Up in Connecticut Theater? January's TOP PICKS by @LaurenYarger (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Stage [title of show]Playhouse on Park to Stage [title of show]
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Ever wonder what it's like to write a musical? Come see for yourself when [title of show], by Jeff Bowen and Hunter Bell, opens at Playhouse on Park! Opening night is Friday, January 13, at 8:00pm, complimentarywith a pre-performance wine and cheese reception from 7pm-8pm. Preview performances are January 11 and 12, with all tickets priced at $17.50! (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book ShopJennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Philadelphia (more...)

Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-BroadwayLawrence Gilliard Jr., Chris Bauer and More Head to David Mamet's THE PENITENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced casting for the world premiere play The Penitent, by Atlantic's Pulitzer Prize-winning co-founder David Mamet, directed by artistic director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Philadelphia Theatre Company's FOUNDPhoto Coverage: Meet the Company of Philadelphia Theatre Company's FOUND
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 25, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company will soon present the freshly reconceived new musical comedy Found, with a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin, which will play from November 9 through December 11, 2016 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company just announced complete casting for the freshly reconceived new musical comedy Found, with a book by Hunter Bell and Lee Overtree and music and original lyrics by Eli Bolin, which will play from November 9 through December 11, 2016 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - Broadway Back to SchoolBWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - Broadway Back to School
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Oct 5, 2016

Hello to all 5 million of my amazing readers (because there are DEFINITELY that many of you)!!! Sorry for my lack of blog last week...I know how emotionally difficult it was for you to deal with...but I'm back now, so you can wipe away the tears. (more...)

Cast Announced for Cleveland Premiere of SILENCE! THE MUSICALCast Announced for Cleveland Premiere of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Here is the ultimate - unauthorized - parody of The Silence of the Lambs! In the Academy Award-winning film The Silence of the Lambs, rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, to catch the serial killer known only as Buffalo Bill. Clarice must face her own demons and race the clock to unlock Lecter's clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Bill. It's a hair-raising thriller that's kept countless millions on the edges of their seats and permeated the pop lexicon with delightfully creepy quotes like "I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti" and of course "It places the lotion in the basket." (more...)

54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 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. (more...)

RIZZO Returns in Time for Election Season at Philadelphia Theatre CompanyRIZZO Returns in Time for Election Season at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

As the election season swings into high gear Philadelphia Theatre Company revisits one of the city's most controversial politicians, Frank Rizzo, with a re-mounting of Theatre Exile's production of Rizzo by Bruce Graham on September 23-October 16. (more...)

Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Join Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell for BROADWAY BACK TO SCHOOL BenefitJenna Ushkowitz and More to Join Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell for BROADWAY BACK TO SCHOOL Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The International Thespian Society's second annual New York Alumni Council event, Broadway Back to School, is a benefit to support theatre education for underserved students taking place September 26 at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Contest: Win Tickets and Prizes to FOUND: A NEW MUSICAL's Run in PhiladelphiaBWW Contest: Win Tickets and Prizes to FOUND: A NEW MUSICAL's Run in Philadelphia
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 20, 2016

There's always something to find in a theater; surprises abound in every nook and cranny. Keep your eyes peeled and see what you find-submit your pictures with #FOUNDinTheatres for a chance to win a unique FOUND The Musical experience in Philadelphia. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two WeeksAtlantic Theater Company's MARIE AND ROSETTA Extended Two Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce that the world premiere production of George Brant's play with music, Marie and Rosetta, starring Kecia Lewis (Mother Courage, Once on This Island) andRebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) and directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe, has been extended an additional two weeks due to popular demand following opening last night to positive reviews. (more...)

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