Jeffrey Ellis News

Boiler Room Theatre's LES MISERABLES Begins Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 08, 2013

First Night Award-winning Boiler Room Theatre, recognized as Tennessee's Outstanding Theatre Company in 2011, will stage a full production of Les Miserables with a limited run in August, 2013. The iconic musical will be presented as a special three-performance benefit for the non-profit Boiler Room Theatre tonight, August 8-10. (more...)

'Reverse Raffle' Offers $5,000 Grand Prize Benefits Arts Center of Cannon County Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 04, 2013

Tonight, August 4, the Arts Center of Cannon County will host a special evening of fun and games that includes a reverse raffle-with a grand prize of $5,000-and gourmet dinner. Tickets are $75 each and is your passport to an entertaining and fun-filled evening-and you don't even have to be there to win. (more...)

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Continues Lipscomb University Theatre's 2012-13 Season, Now thru 4/21
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2013

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night-directed by Denice Hicks, artistic director of Nashville Shakespeare Festival-is presented by David Lipscomb University's theatre department, tonight, April 18-21. In what is considered one of the greatest comedies ever written, Shakespeare delivers a night of deep, satisfying laughter, according to Hicks. (more...)

Wilkinson Directs Revival of John Chaffin's DED HERRING at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, Now thru 5/19
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2013

Nine-time First Night Award winner Martha Wilkinson directs a revival of John Chaffin's Ded Herring, running now through May 19 at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre in Nashville. (more...)

Jersey Boys, Wicked, War Horse and Sister Act On Tap for Nashville Audiences as TPAC Reveals 2013-14 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 16, 2013

Return engagements of two of Nashville's favorite Broadway musicals and the arrival of a critically lauded international production are among the highlights as The Tennessee Performing Arts Center announced on Tuesday the six Broadway titles in its upcoming 2013-14 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series as well as several special engagements. (more...)

DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL Opens At Arts Center of Cannon County Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 13, 2013

Duck Hunter Shoots Angel, the uproarious and surprisingly poignant story of two bumbling Alabama brothers who have never shot a duck but think they shot an angel, comes to Woodbury's Arts Center of Cannon County tonight, April 13-28, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Newman, Candilora Give Stunning Performances in Keeton Theatre's GYPSY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2013

With Ginger Newman's bravura performance as Mama Rose setting the standard-along with a stunning portrayal by Christina Candilora as a young Gypsy Rose Lee-The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Gypsy, the Broadway fable about stage mothers and their beleaguered children, has a lot to recommend it to theater-goers. Newman and Candilora are given strong support from Terry McLemore, Stella London, Cade Smith, Virginia Richardson and the trio of wizened strippers who urge the young Louise to "get a gimmick" (Jane Schnelle, Monykah Tyson and Emily Ann Cowart). (more...)

MAMA WON'T FLY Opens at Arts Center of Cannon County Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2013

An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem: Mama Won't Fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother in Mama's vintage sedan. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 4/1
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 05, 2013

If you haven't had the chance to catch up on your theater news, look no further than today's recap of all things theater - exclusive features, interviews, reviews and more! - around the Broadway World for the week of April 1! (more...)

Tennessee playwrights, actors and directors collaborate for two nights of staged readings April 28 and 29
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 03, 2013

Scheduled for April 28 and 29, The Ten Minute Playhouse is the next entry in Playhouse Nashville's 2013 season in residence at Street Theatre Company located at 1933 Elm Hill Pike. Deadline for submissions by Tennessee playwrights is 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. Submissions may be sent as PDF attachments via email to TMPHSubmissions@gmail.com. (more...)

Lindy Pendzick stars as William Gibson's THE MIRACLE WORKER Opens Friday, April 5, at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 03, 2013

Opening Friday, April 5, in the Adventure Theater at Cumberland County Playhouse is William Gibson's The Miracle Worker, starring Lindy Pendzick as Annie Sullivan, the gifted young teacher who brought light, words, and the world to a blind, deaf child. (more...)

Peter Vann directs as GO, DOG. GO! Continues Nashville Children's Theatre's 81st Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 03, 2013

This innovative adaptation of one of the best-loved books for early readers bursts to life on NCT's stage in an explosion of movement, a kaleidoscope of color and a circus-wagon load of clowning. Audiences are invited to join Red Dog, Blue Dog, Yellow Dog and Green Dog as they bark, scoot, scratch, drive, and howl at the moon. Go, Dog. Go! is described as an exhilarating celebration of childhood for children of all ages. (more...)

MAMA WON'T FLY, By Jones-Hope-Wooten, Opens at Arts Center of Cannon County for 4/12-27 run
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 03, 2013

An outrageously hilarious race against the clock begins when Savannah Sprunt Fairchild Honeycutt agrees to get her feisty mother all the way from Alabama to California in time for her brother's wedding. Savannah's problem: Mama Won't Fly. With only four days to make it to the ceremony, this determined daughter has no choice but to drive cross-country with her equally willful mother in Mama's vintage sedan. (more...)

Wilkinson Directs Revival of John Chaffin's DED HERRING at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre 4/4-5/19
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 03, 2013

In Ded Herring, written by theatre owner John Chaffin, George is an unsuccessful mystery writer living off of his wife's inheritance. When George discovers that his heiress wife is paying for the services of a male escort, he becomes furious and then the fun really begins! This suspenseful play full of intrigue and double-crosses will keep you guessing until the very last moment. (more...)

Nashville Ballet Sets Shakespeare Tragedy to Dance; Workshop Version of MACBETH Explores Underlying Themes
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 03, 2013

With live music performed by ALIAS Chamber Ensemble, Nashville Ballet stages Shakespeare's tragedy about betrayal, greed, power and consequences in an intimate, workshop-style version of Macbeth at The Martin Center for Nashville Ballet May 16-18. (more...)

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Continues Lipscomb University Theatre's 2012-13 Season April 18-21
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 03, 2013

William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night-directed by Denice Hicks, artistic director of Nashville Shakespeare Festival-is presented by David Lipscomb University's theatre department April 18-21. In what is considered one of the greatest comedies ever written, Shakespeare delivers a night of deep, satisfying laughter, according to Hicks. (more...)

Nashville Shakespeare Festival celebrates The Bard's birthday with April 21 celebration at Cumberland Park
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 03, 2013

Nashville Shakespeare Festival presents Bardaroo!, a free musical birthday celebration for the Bard April 21 at Cumberland Park. The event, which takes place from 2 to 6 p.m., marks William Shakespeare's 449th birthday. It's also part of the Nashville Shakespeare Festival's year-long silver anniversary festivities. (more...)

CCP Students, Faculty presents Broadway Our Way April 25-27
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 03, 2013

Broadway Our Way, the annual showcase of the Performance Education Center of Cumberland County Playhouse-which features dance, theater, musical theater and all manner of stagecraft-will be presented at the Crossville theater April 25-27. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 1/21
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 25, 2013

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content submitted by our regional contributors from all corners of the globe. Get all your theater news at a glance each Friday with 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'! (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Lands At TPAC With High-Flying Style
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 24, 2013

Can you just imagine the things Frank Abagnale Jr. could do if he were an enterprising teenager in the 21st Century? The charming, conniving and cunning young man would likely rule the world. (more...)

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