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Where Are They Now? DOUGLAS WATERBURY-TIEMANWhere Are They Now? DOUGLAS WATERBURY-TIEMAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 20, 2017

Among such actors is Douglas Waterbury-Tieman, a graduate of the Belmont University Musical Theatre program, now living in Inwood, New York City, with his wife Annabelle Fox (also a Belmont grad and a recent subject of this series), whom he met in school in Nashville. (more...)

Where Are They Now? KATIE CALLAWAYWhere Are They Now? KATIE CALLAWAY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 31, 2017

Katie Callaway is the real deal. She's passionate about her pursuit of art - as an actress in Nashville she made a name for herself on local stages and now that she's living in Los Angeles, she's becoming a much sought-after name for film and TV projects - but she's just as serious about, as corny as it may sound, just being a good human being. (more...)

BWW Review: BUMT's Rollicking 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL Gives Dolly Her DueBWW Review: BUMT's Rollicking 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL Gives Dolly Her Due
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Just in case you are unaware, heed this advice: There is perhaps no better place on earth to catch some future Broadway stars (and, no doubt, some Tony Award winners-to-be) than in Nashville. If there is any other more fertile breeding ground for musical theater stars than what you may find among the assemblage of burgeoning talents at Belmont University - particularly among the students enrolled in the school's musical theatre program, now celebrating its 19th season - we implore you to supply directions for our edification. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music CityFirst Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

Collegiate Theatrics: Belmont University's LEXIE McENTIRECollegiate Theatrics: Belmont University's LEXIE McENTIRE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 27, 2016

Which brings us to this year's first installment of our popular feature/interview series, Collegiate Theatrics, featuring Belmont University sophomore Mary-Alexis McEntire, who is perhaps better known to friends, family and fans as Lexie McEntire. The Fairfax, Virginia, native is in the initial throes of her second year at the school - known widely for its theater and dance and musical theatre programs - as another young artist in a long line of Belmont students (then and now) making their names known on stages all over the globe. (more...)

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...)

Save 25% on Feinstein's/54 Below's New Musicals at 54 SeriesSave 25% on Feinstein's/54 Below's New Musicals at 54 Series
by Contests - Broadway - Jan 14, 2016

Brand new musicals make their New York City premieres as part of the New Musicals at 54 series presented by Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. SAVE 25% ON TICKETS to Broadway's Supper Club Feinstein's/54 Below. Tickets starting at $26.25. Use code BWW25 (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Norm Lewis & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekMichael Feinstein, Norm Lewis & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: Belmont University Musical Theatre's WHITE CHRISTMASBWW Review: Belmont University Musical Theatre's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2015

All this yuletide revelry to which I am alluding comes courtesy of BUMT's latest production: Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the onstage updating of the 1954 film version that features a score of the master musician's finest songs as it tells the story of two song-and-dance men and their female counterparts who join together during one particularly mild winter ski season to help save the bacon of an inspiring leader who's played a significant role in their lives. It's a tuneful, feel-good show that's certain to lift your spirits and, as performed by the BUMT cast, reaffirm your faith that the future of musical theater will be thriving for years to come. (more...)

Marin Mazzie, Well-Strung, Lena Hall & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in Coming WeeksMarin Mazzie, Well-Strung, Lena Hall & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

This December and January, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at Feinstein's/54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins.  (more...)

Well-Strung, Michael Feinstein, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for This Month at Feinstein's/54 BelowWell-Strung, Michael Feinstein, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Save 35% on Andrea Burns, Julia Murney, LYSISTRATA JONES, Darius de Haas, MoreSave 35% on Andrea Burns, Julia Murney, LYSISTRATA JONES, Darius de Haas, More
by Contests - Broadway - Nov 17, 2015

SAVE 35% ON TICKETS to Feinstein's/54 Below. $22.75 - $45.50 | USE CODE BWW35. Andrea Burns. November 16 & December 14 at 7pm Star from In the Heights, The Nance, and On Your Feet with Music Direction by Hamilton's Grammy Award Winner Alex Lacamoire. Julia Murney November 19 - 21 From Wicked, The Wild Party, and more, the musical veteran returns with a brand new show. (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? BOOK OF MORMON's Candace QuarrelsWHERE ARE THEY NOW? BOOK OF MORMON's Candace Quarrels
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 1, 2015

Candace Quarrels' story is one of those hard-to-believe show business tales that is likely to resonate with so many people, for so long, that it might become legendary in time. In fact, it may be the modern day equivalent to the age-old tale of a young, sweater-clad Lana Turner being discovered at a lunch counter in Schwab's drugstore in L.A. (back in the day when aspiring starlets had lunch at drug store soda fountains) and being transformed into a movie star - who, interestingly enough (especially for this story), became a legend. (more...)

Well-Strung, Michael Feinstein, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for This Dec at Feinstein's/54 BelowWell-Strung, Michael Feinstein, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for This Dec at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

This December, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The MUNY's Smashing BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORYBWW Reviews: The MUNY's Smashing BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by Chris Gibson - Jul 15, 2015

I think that nearly every review of the MUNY's extraordinary production of BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY will probably make mention of Don McLean's song 'American Pie', which is lyrically centered around the tragic plane crash that claimed the lives of three of music's rising stars one very cold day in February of 1959. In fact, 'the day the music died' has become a rather morbid catchphrase of sorts that has been utilized far too often by the media whenever an iconic musician passes on. I also believe I'm not alone in my assessment that this early'jukebox' musical is an absolutely terrific show that's immensely entertaining. I not only highly recommend this excellent show, but am branding it as a must see production! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside The Muny's BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Opening Night Cast PartyPhoto Flash: Inside The Muny's BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Opening Night Cast Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Muny presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story through July 20 at Forest Park. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed byJosh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the opening night cast party! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the MUNY!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the MUNY!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2015

The Muny presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, beginning tonight, July 13, and running through July 20 at Forest Park. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andy Christopher & More in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The MunyPhoto Flash: First Look at Andy Christopher & More in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

The Muny presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, beginning tonight, July 13, and running through July 20 at Forest Park. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

Andy Christopher Leads BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Beginning Tonight at The MunyAndy Christopher Leads BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY, Beginning Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Muny presents Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, beginning tonight, July 13, and running through July 20 at Forest Park. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. (more...)

54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, Micky Dolenz & More Set for 54 Below This Week54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN, Micky Dolenz & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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