Jeffrey Ellis News

Photo Coverage: 2016 First Night Preview PartyPhoto Coverage: 2016 First Night Preview Party
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2016

Two Broadway veterans join with a group of seven of Tennessee's most enduring, influential and outstanding theater artists to comprise the Class of 2016 First Night Honorees, who were revealed Monday night during the annual First Night preview party, hosted by First Night founder and executive producer Jeffrey Ellis. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/10; ANASTASIA in Connecticut, JEKYLL & HYDE in Columbus and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/10; ANASTASIA in Connecticut, JEKYLL & HYDE in Columbus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 10, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Connecticut, Columbus, Los Angeles and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the World Premiere of ANASTASIA at Hartford Stage, JEKYLL & HYDE in Columbus, andHEDDA GABLER at Antaeus Company, just to name a few. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Melinda Doolittle Hosts Nashville High School Musical Theatre AwardsMelinda Doolittle Hosts Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Middle Tennessee's growing high school theater scene was in the spotlight over the weekend as Lipscomb University's Department of Theatre - under the direction of dance professor Kari Smith and dean of the College of Entertainment and the Arts Mike Fernandez - hosted the third annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 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...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/13; DRACULA in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/13; DRACULA in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 13, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Rhode Island, Nashville, Sacramento and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DRACULA in Rhode Island, AMERICAN IDIOT in Nashville, and BIG FISH in Sacramento, just to name a few. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 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...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in NashvilleCritic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 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...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This WeekendCritic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/18/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/18/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 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...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/11/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/11/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 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...)

Photo Coverage: Keeton Theatre's THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTESTPhoto Coverage: Keeton Theatre's THE MISS FIRECRACKER CONTEST
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2016

Britt Byrd takes on the challenging role of Carnelle Scott - and Nashville photographer Jenny Petit Steiner has the pictures to prove it - in The Larry Keeton Theatre's upcoming production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest, running at the Donelson theater April 14-30 - the first presentation of a non-musical at The Keeton in quite some time, according to producer Jamie London. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/4/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/4/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 4, 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...)

Britt Byrd Stars in Keeton Theatre's MISS FIRECRACKERBritt Byrd Stars in Keeton Theatre's MISS FIRECRACKER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2016

Britt Byrd takes on the challenging role of Carnelle Scott in The Larry Keeton Theatre's upcoming production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest, running at the Donelson theater April 14-30 the first presentation of a non-musical at The Keeton in quite some time, according to producer Jamie London. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/28/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/28/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 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...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/21/16: Spring is Here!Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/21/16: Spring is Here!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 21, 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...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/14/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/14/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 14, 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 notebooks, datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

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