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BWW Review: The Collective's SHOWSTOPPERSBWW Review: The Collective's SHOWSTOPPERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 30, 2016

There's nothing like a good musical revue - replete with well-chosen songs, performed by a talented coterie of professional performers who are ably supported by a cast of fresh-faced youngsters showing off their burgeoning talents in concert with their more seasoned counterparts - and The Collective (Nashville's newest theatrical endeavor aka The Music City Theatre Collective) certainly delivers the goods with the debut of Showstoppers, presented this weekend at St. Philip's Episcopal Church's Dimmick Hall in Donelson. (more...)

Music City Theatre Collective Launches With SHOWSTOPPERSMusic City Theatre Collective Launches With SHOWSTOPPERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 26, 2016

Music City Theatre Collective - the brainchild of Nashville artists Curtis Reed, Jenny Norris-Light, Chase Miller and Martha Wilkinson, among others - will launch its highly anticipated and rather unique company this weekend with a series of performances designed to highlight the Collective's upcoming endeavors. (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...)

Nashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First NightNashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 11, 2016

Nashville actor and NFL Hall of Famer Eddie George, who makes his Broadway debut Tuesday night in the iconic musical Chicago, was named First Night's Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play for his searing portrayal of a former slave haunted by the spectre of abuse in Nashville Repertory Theatre's The Whipping Man. Rene Dunshee Copeland, producing artistic director of Nashville Rep, was named Outstanding Director of a Play, while her three-actor ensemble (which included James Rudolph and Matthew Rosenbaum) were awarded as First Night's Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Play for their rendition of the Matthew Lopez play. (more...)

Eddie George to Join CHICAGO's Broadway Cast in JanuaryEddie George to Join CHICAGO's Broadway Cast in January
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 26, 2015

NFL legend, Heisman Trophy winner and Nashville actor Eddie George will make his Broadway debut in January, taking on the role of Billy Flynn in the long-running Tony Award-winning musical Chicago. (more...)

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL to Present Street Theatre CompanyBAT BOY: THE MUSICAL to Present Street Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Bringing back the audience favorite from one of Street Theatre's early seasons, Street Theatre Company closes its tenth season with the Off-Broadway cult classic BAT BOY. In this rock 'n' roll musical, a supernatural half bat/half boy discovered in a cave in West Virginia attempts to integrate into a narrow-minded town. He tries to fit in, but happiness is shattered as the town hears the shocking story of Bat Boy's unholy origin. (more...)

THE FRIDAY 5 ON WEDNESDAY: Focus on Motherhood the MusicalTHE FRIDAY 5 ON WEDNESDAY: Focus on Motherhood the Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 6, 2015

Today, the spotlight shines on Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, Sue Fabisch, Jaclyn Lisenby Brown and Corrie Miller, the cast of director Kim Nygren's ensemble for Motherhood the Musical, opening tonight at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre. Fabisch created the show, so let's hope she's happy with the way things are going… (more...)

Nashville Rep to Present THE WHIPPING MAN, 2/5-21Nashville Rep to Present THE WHIPPING MAN, 2/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Nashville Repertory Theatre will present its newest production The Whipping Man, a gripping drama about the reunion of a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his family's former slaves which unearths buried memories and questions of faith. The Whipping Man runs February 5-21, 2015 at Andrew Johnson Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Eddie George Leads Stellar Nashville Rep WHIPPING MANBWW Reviews: Eddie George Leads Stellar Nashville Rep WHIPPING MAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 9, 2015

Eddie George, actor. After years of pursuing his dream, of plying his trade, perfecting his craft, it is now apparent that Eddie George - the once and future Tennessee Titan, pro football Hall of Fame member, Heisman Trophy winner, the very personification of professional sports in a town known worldwide as Music City USA - is one of this region's finest actors. He's paid his dues and in doing so, he silences his detractors with his most recent onstage role in Nashville Rep's stunning production of Matthew Lopez's The Whipping Man, now onstage at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre through February 21. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WHIPPING MAN at Nashville Repertory TheatreBWW Reviews: THE WHIPPING MAN at Nashville Repertory Theatre
by Cara Richardson - Feb 8, 2015

Nashville Repertory Theatre brings a thoughtful and complex story to Nashville audiences with the production of The Whipping Man. With a small cast, The Whipping Man makes perfect sense for a smaller theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production adds man special touches to the show to bring a spectacular piece of theatrical writing to life for Nashville audiences. (more...)

Nashville Rep Presents THE WHIPPING MAN, Now thru 2/21Nashville Rep Presents THE WHIPPING MAN, Now thru 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Nashville Repertory Theatre will present its newest production The Whipping Man, a gripping drama about the reunion of a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his family's former slaves which unearths buried memories and questions of faith. The Whipping Man runs tonight, February 5-21, 2015 at Andrew Johnson Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 OpeningsBWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 Openings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2015

With a new year comes a lot of new theater in Nashville and in 2015, area theater companies are heating up winter with some of the most compelling and challenging productions to grace local stages in quite some time. Already, Circle Players and Nashville Shakespeare Festival have upped the ante with their respective productions of Ragtime the Musical and Twelfth Night (NSF traditionally kicks off the dramatics with their winter production at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre), and in the coming weeks theater-goers will be treated to even more, top-notch, high-quality theatrics. (more...)

NASHVILLE THEATER 101: James Rudolph & Shawn KnightNASHVILLE THEATER 101: James Rudolph & Shawn Knight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 20, 2015

Why do you do theater? We've been putting that question to members of the Nashville theater famiy for the past month to find out what it is that motivates creative types to pursue an illusory and challenging career, while for others the theater gives them a creative avocation that helps keep them sane. Today, in our latest installment of Nashville Theater 101, we introduce two more members of our wildly divergent, almost prototypically dysfunctional theater family: James Rudolph and Shawn Knight. (more...)

Nashville Rep to Present THE WHIPPING MAN, 2/5-21Nashville Rep to Present THE WHIPPING MAN, 2/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Nashville Repertory Theatre will present its newest production The Whipping Man, a gripping drama about the reunion of a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his family's former slaves which unearths buried memories and questions of faith. The Whipping Man runs February 5-21, 2015 at Andrew Johnson Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Eddie George to Lead Nashville Rep's THE WHIPPING MANEddie George to Lead Nashville Rep's THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Nashville Repertory Theatre will present its newest production The Whipping Man, a gripping drama about the reunion of a Jewish Confederate soldier and two of his family's former slaves which unearths buried memories and questions of faith. The Whipping Man runs February 5-21, 2015 at Andrew Johnson Theater at Tennessee Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Eddie George in THE WHIPPING MAN Highlights Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season; Casting Announced!Eddie George in THE WHIPPING MAN Highlights Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Tennessee Repertory Theatre has worked with Pulitzer Prize-winners, Tony Award-winners, and Oscar Award-winners (largely through its burgeoning Ingram New Works Project). And now Nashville's flagship professional theatre can add a Heisman Trophy-winner to that list: Eddie George. The former Tennessee Titan will headline the February production of The Whipping Man. (more...)

Eddie George in THE WHIPPING MAN Highlights Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season; Casting Announced!Eddie George in THE WHIPPING MAN Highlights Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Tennessee Repertory Theatre has worked with Pulitzer Prize-winners, Tony Award-winners, and Oscar Award-winners (largely through its burgeoning Ingram New Works Project). And now Nashville's flagship professional theatre can add a Heisman Trophy-winner to that list: Eddie George. The former Tennessee Titan will headline the February production of The Whipping Man. (more...)

KB Productions Presents Staged Reading of FLIT, Now thru 4/19KB Productions Presents Staged Reading of FLIT, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

KB Productions, the team behind the recent sold-out smash, Southern Baptist Sissies, and the hard hitting Mysterious Skin, continues to cement its reputation in the Nashville theater community by presenting edgy, left of center productions that have not previously been seen on Music City stages. Up next for the innovative theater company is a staged reading of the new coming of age play, FLIT, by Nashville resident John Wesley Lasiter. (more...)

KB Productions to Present Staged Reading of F L I T, 4/17-19KB Productions to Present Staged Reading of F L I T, 4/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

KB Productions, the team behind the recent sold-out smash, Southern Baptist Sissies, and the hard hitting Mysterious Skin, continues to cement its reputation in the Nashville theater community by presenting edgy, left of center productions that have not previously been seen on Music City stages. Up next for the innovative theater company is a staged reading of the new coming of age play, FLIT, by Nashville resident John Wesley Lasiter. (more...)

Tennessee Rep to Present GREY GARDENS as Part of REPaloud Series, 1/17-18Tennessee Rep to Present GREY GARDENS as Part of REPaloud Series, 1/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Tennessee Repertory Theatre will present its first-ever musical REPaloud staged reading with the Tony-winning Grey Gardens. The REPaloud for Grey Gardens will take place on January 17 - 18 at 7:00 pm at Nashville Children's Theatre (25 Middleton Street). (more...)

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