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BWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National TourBWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 29, 2015

A lot may seem familiar in Disney's Broadway musical NEWSIES now on tour in Boston, but the dancing chorus of a dozen or so able-bodied newsboys makes this production soar. (more...)

Broadway's Jeff Calhoun Talks New Musical MATA HARI: 'We Have Something Extraordinary'Broadway's Jeff Calhoun Talks New Musical MATA HARI: 'We Have Something Extraordinary'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Broadway choreographer and director Jeff Calhoun, (Broadway's 'Grease', Newsies), has joined forces with an A-list team of musical talent, including 'Bonnie and Clyde' composer Frank Wildhorn, to take on the story of the infamous female spy MATA HARI (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES at the National Theatre - WOW...Does It Deliver!BWW Reviews: NEWSIES at the National Theatre - WOW...Does It Deliver!
by Charles Shubow - Jun 12, 2015

Disney musical is full of energy and entertainment.The first time I saw a snippet of this Disney produced musical based on the 1992 film (which I had always enjoyed) was on the Macy's 'Thanksgiving Day Parade'. I knew then that I had to see this show and it was exactly what I expected. It features a remarkable ensemble, amazing athletic dancing thanks to the Tony-winning choreography of Christopher Gattelli who has commented that the show has no chorus, they are all characters with individuals names. (See Nelson Pressley's great article in the June 5 Washington Post) . There are incredible defying gravity leaps, high-flying splits, standing back flips, cartwheels, somersaults, pirouettes, tumbling, and even tap dancing. I just loved watching them dance on newspapers. How clever! (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Begins Next Month at Ed Mirvish TheatreDisney's NEWSIES Begins Next Month at Ed Mirvish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Casting has been announced for the Toronto engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on July 8 for a limited engagement through August 30, 2015.  Media night is July 9, 7:30pm. (more...)

Tickets to NEWSIES National Tour at Shea's on Sale 6/20Tickets to NEWSIES National Tour at Shea's on Sale 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions, Shea's Performing Arts Center, and Albert Nocciolino announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Buffalo engagement of Disney's NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 AM. Tickets start at $35.  The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on September 29th for a limited engagement of one week through October 4th as a part of the M&T Bank 2015-16 Broadway Series.    (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: NEWSIES National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jun 4, 2015

Based on the 1992 Disney film of the same name, which in turn was inspired by the real-life newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City, Newsies tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Cast Gives 'Shut Up and Dance' New SpinSTAGE TUBE: NEWSIES Cast Gives 'Shut Up and Dance' New Spin
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2015

The NEWSIES cast recently performed a special cover of Walk the Moon's hit song, 'Shut Up and Dance'- with a tap twist! Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: NEWSIES' Dan DeLuca on Playing Pretend and Making the World a Better PlaceBWW Interviews: NEWSIES' Dan DeLuca on Playing Pretend and Making the World a Better Place
by Jamie McGonnigal - May 29, 2015

Dan DeLuca plays Jack Kelly in the production that will be coming to DC's National Theatre for a limited two-week engagement June 9-21st. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: The Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: The Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 29, 2015

The weekend is upon us and that means that tonight is opening night for a couple of new shows (with performances continuing through the weekend) and closing performances of several others, including Newsies (at TPAC), Circle Players' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the farewell production of GroundWorks Theatre's Starlite Waltz. Meanwhile, John Chaffin's Cliffhanger continues at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and Cumberland County Playhouse continues its 50th anniversary season with a whole slate of terrific shows. (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley & Rachel York Will Lead GREY GARDENS in Sag Harbor This SummerTony Winner Betty Buckley & Rachel York Will Lead GREY GARDENS in Sag Harbor This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced that Tony Award winner Betty Buckley and Drama Desk Award winner Rachel York will star as Big Edie and Little Edie Bouvier Beale in GREY GARDENS, the musical, August 4 – 30; with book by Doug Wright, music by Scott Frankel, and lyrics by Michael Korie. Michael Wilson directs. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES' National Tour Lands in Music CityBWW Reviews: NEWSIES' National Tour Lands in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 27, 2015

Christopher Gattelli's superb choreography - spirited and athletic, amazingly theatrical and awe-inspiring - may be reason enough to see Disney's Newsies, the show now ensconced at TPAC's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday, where it's entertaining audiences and eliciting some of the loudest responses we've ever heard in that cavernous space. (more...)

Introducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDARIntroducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening around us that it's difficult to keep track of it all. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, which is a comprehensive listing of theatrical openings,that will be updated each week, for the 2015/16 season. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Disney's Newsies will claim Nashville as their own hometown with a weeklong run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, Osborne and Eppler's Southern Fried Nuptials takes the stage in Woodbury, and local favorite Geoff Davin unveils his latest theatrical creation - Adamenses Huckster…and there's plenty of theater continuing this week to keep you occupied all week long! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

It's the official kick-off to summer, what with the Memorial Day Weekend upon us already - seriously, where did the time go? - and while we're certain your calendar is filled with cookouts, fireworks (we don't save all the sparklers for July 4th do we?) and swimming (if it warms up enough here in frosty Tennessee, where it's in the 50s as I type). But being the theatrical fanatic that we (using either the editorial "we" or the royal "we"…just take your pick) are, we would like to humbly suggest you make your way to the theater in the next few days to get some artistic inspiration. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Theatre to Host Open House & Season Preview Event, 5/31Fabulous Fox Theatre to Host Open House & Season Preview Event, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The public is invited to an Open House and Preview Event showcasing the Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series on Sunday, May 31 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd. Visitors will be treated to live previews of MATILDA THE MUSICAL and BEAUTIFUL-THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL along with video previews from the other season shows.   (more...)

BWW Reviews: Extra! Extra! A Stellar NEWSIES At The Hobby Center!BWW Reviews: Extra! Extra! A Stellar NEWSIES At The Hobby Center!
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - May 20, 2015

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES Seizes The Day With A Knock Out Production (more...)

Nancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The MunyNancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Based on the 1942 film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin with a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Greenberg will direct the Muny production with choreography by Denis Jones. Musical direction is by James Moore, vocal and dance arrangements are by Sam Davis with additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, and orchestrations by Larry Blank. The Muny's production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is its second production worldwide. (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

Las Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL to Close EarlyLas Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL to Close Early
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, which had its World Premiere at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on April 15th, will be closing its doors earlier than planned. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES Ensemble Makes Headlines at Winspear Opera House!BWW Reviews: NEWSIES Ensemble Makes Headlines at Winspear Opera House!
by Kyle West - May 2, 2015

As a preteen in 1992, thanks to a 'free week' of The Disney Channel, I became an expert on the working conditions of the 1899 newsboys of New York, and their famous conflict with newspaper giants William Randolph Hurst and Joseph Pulitzer. I also discovered a love for musical theatre, as I watched the dozens of acrobatic young men singing, dancing and exploding onto the streets of New York City as NEWSIES. When the tape I'd recorded the film on was eventually 'eaten' by my VHS player (and with Disney discontinuing distribution) my mother and I convinced Blockbuster to sell us their copy, once they acknowledged that we'd been the only rental for several months. When a DVD was eventually released the following decade, my mother immediately gifted me a copy, which I memorized word-for-word. NEWSIES finally made it's way to the stage in 2011, and I excitedly traveled to New Jersey for its premier, followed by two additional trips to see the production on Broadway. To say I'm a 'Fansie' may be an understatement, so I couldn't have been more excited to seize the day with the touring company earlier this week. (more...)

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