Jennifer Perry News

KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter and More Coming Together to Support Cast Member Eric L. SummersKINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter and More Coming Together to Support Cast Member Eric L. Summers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, August 7th, cast members from the Broadway and touring productions of Kinky Boots will take to the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below to sing the music of Cyndi Lauper. The concert will serve as a benefit to help pay the medical bills of Kinky Boots cast member Eric LaJuan Summers, who was recently diagnosed with cancer. (more...)

BWW Review:  Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Entertain at StrathmoreBWW Review: Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp Entertain at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 29, 2017

It was a night of brilliant music performed in front of a wonderfully diverse and appreciative crowd at Strathmore that we won't soon forget. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tina GhandchilarBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Tina Ghandchilar
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 21, 2017

Today's subject Tina Ghandchilar is currently living her theatre life in the most stoked way possible. She is currently preparing to star as Florence in Chess at The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts, which, in my opinion, is the best arts in education institution in DC. The production runs from April 27th through May 6th. (more...)

BWW Review:  Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National TheatreBWW Review: Stellar Touring Production of FUN HOME Plays the National Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 21, 2017

I witnessed a stellar and - dare I say - pretty flawless production that completely and utterly immersed me into Alison Bechdel's world. (more...)

Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie to Make Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTSPanic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie to Make Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra ConcertBWW Interview: Broadway's Patrice Covington Shares Her Favorite '80s Songs in Advance of Friday's American Pops Orchestra Concert
by Jennifer Perry - Apr 5, 2017

On Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM, Maestro Luke Frazier and the American Pops Orchestra will celebrate popular music of the 1980's with a concert entitled 'You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party' at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium in Washington, DC. To get DC audiences ready for the party, vocalist Patrice Covington shared some of her favorite 80's songs with BWW. (more...)

BWW Review:  Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Art Forms Brilliantly Collide in TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 26, 2017

An aural and visual feast, TO SAIL AROUND THE SUN is wonderfully inventive and will hopefully set the stage for similar multidisciplinary programming in the future. (more...)

BWW Review:  NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: NEEDLES AND OPIUM Showcases High Level of Creativity at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 18, 2017

As there are two more performances, I won't spoil the myriad of illusions that Lepage and his team include in the production, but suffice it to say that - production-wise, this show is unlike any other I've seen come through this illustrious arts center in years. (more...)

BWW Review:  Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERTBWW Review: Young Artists of America Premieres THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 12, 2017

THE CIRCLE OF LIFE: THE SONGS OF TIM RICE IN CONCERT was nothing less than a case study in ambition. (more...)

BWW Review:  INTELLIGENCE Premieres at Arena StageBWW Review: INTELLIGENCE Premieres at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 12, 2017

All in all, I certainly commend Arena Stage, including Artistic Director Molly Smith, for taking a chance on this new work. Unfortunately, there's a ways to go to ready it for an audience, particularly here in DC where there is bound to be at least a handful of people with a pretty good understanding of the subject matter. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, THE GREAT GATSBY in ORLANDO, Andrew Lippa's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Tour Star J. Harrison Ghee to Reprise Role as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on BroadwayTour Star J. Harrison Ghee to Reprise Role as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that J. Harrison Ghee, currently earning rave reviews across the country as Lola in the National Tour of Kinky Boots, will strut onto Broadway this Spring, joining the Broadway production beginning March 6, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review:  A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena StageBWW Review: A Masterful WATCH ON THE RHINE at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 12, 2017

Lillian Hellman's 1941 play WATCH ON THE RHINE isn't often produced, but it's certainly a relevant one in today's troubling times. As directed in the round by Jackie Maxwell at Arena Stage, it's probably one of the best examples of a scintillating, well-written script being brought to the stage by a uniformly excellent cast. The end result is a must-see production for the serious theatergoer. (more...)

BWW Review:  BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE Intrigues at Woolly Mammoth Theatre CompanyBWW Review: BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE Intrigues at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 6, 2017

Clare Barron's apocalyptic play BABY SCREAMS MIRACLE is, fundamentally, an interesting and exceptionally written exploration of the forces of religion and of nature on one small town American family dealing with its own kind of inner turmoil. A uniformly strong cast under the direction of Artistic Director Howard Shalwitz brings out the best of the already strong script at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Review:  CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Round House TheatreBWW Review: CAROLINE, OR CHANGE at Round House Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 5, 2017

The material speaks for itself and gives the cast - and especially Nova Y. Payton - a chance to stretch their limits. (more...)

CCS Connects -- the Longest Running Digital Diabetes Self-Management Program -- Earns DEAP Accreditation from AADECCS Connects -- the Longest Running Digital Diabetes Self-Management Program -- Earns DEAP Accreditation from AADE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

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KINKY BOOTS to Bring High-Heeled Entertainment to Hamburg This WinterKINKY BOOTS to Bring High-Heeled Entertainment to Hamburg This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical, will receive a German production this December at The Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg, produced by Stage Entertainment. (more...)

BWW Review:  Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Comes to Kennedy Center By Way of the Public TheaterBWW Review: Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Comes to Kennedy Center By Way of the Public Theater
by Jennifer Perry - Jan 9, 2017

it's an engaging and resonant theatrical experience. (more...)

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Will Welcome New 'Lauren' This MonthBroadway's KINKY BOOTS Will Welcome New 'Lauren' This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Bring It On star Taylor Louderman will return to Broadway this winter, joining the Broadway company of Kinky Boots as 'Lauren' in the Tony Award-winning musical, beginning January 16, 2016.   (more...)

BWW Feature:  DC BWW's Senior Writer's Top Theatergoing Experiences in 2016BWW Feature: DC BWW's Senior Writer's Top Theatergoing Experiences in 2016
by Jennifer Perry - Jan 1, 2017

In 2016, I saw 120+ productions, the majority of which were in the DC Metro Area. The 2016 calendar year offered a slew of memorable theatergoing experiences, but some stand out among the others. As I look forward to what's in store theatrically in 2017, I take a look back at 2016. (more...)

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