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Glendale Centre Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS to Run 8/28-10/10Glendale Centre Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS to Run 8/28-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Executive producer Tim Dietlein and the Glendale Centre Theatre continue their exciting 68th season with the Broadway classic, GUYS AND DOLLS. Performances are August 28th - October 10th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLSPhoto Flash: First Look at TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

TexARTS presents the Broadway classic 'Guys and Dolls' for the second production of the 2015-16 professional series. Gathering the best central Texas talent and veteran Broadway leadership, TexARTS will bring the spark and glamour of 1940s New York City to the Kam and James Morris Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at GUYS AND DOLLS at TexARTSPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at GUYS AND DOLLS at TexARTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

TexARTS presents the Broadway classic 'Guys and Dolls' for the second production of the 2015-16 professional series. Gathering the best central Texas talent and veteran Broadway leadership, TexARTS will bring the spark and glamour of 1940s New York City to the Kam and James Morris Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Weston Playhouse's GUYS & DOLLS Begins 7/31Weston Playhouse's GUYS & DOLLS Begins 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston presents the legendary Broadway blockbuster Guys and Dolls on the MainStage starting July 31. Based upon characters and stories by Damon Runyon, and memorialized in film by the likes of Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, Weston's production features a requisite all-star cast and an iconic score which includes some of Broadway's most memorable songs, such as "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat.'  (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS; Plays This AugustCast and Creative Team Set for TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS; Plays This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TexARTS presents the Broadway classic 'Guys and Dolls' for the second production of the 2015-16 professional series. Gathering the best central Texas talent and veteran Broadway leadership, TexARTS will bring the spark and glamour of 1940s New York City to the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for Gallery Players' 67th SeasonBRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for Gallery Players' 67th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is proud to announce the 67th season of Gallery Players. One of the oldest and longest running theaters in central Ohio, Gallery Players continues its tradition of delivering strong performances showcasing a variety of Jewish perspectives and concerns. The 2015-2016 season will feature four crowd-pleasing classic, or soon-to-be classic, plays ranging from comedic introspection to absorbing drama, all linked by their connection to New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/15- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/15- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2015

Today in 1976, Guys and Dolls opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway revivals as well as West End productions. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE & More Set for Bergen County Players' 2015-16 SeasonGUYS AND DOLLS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE & More Set for Bergen County Players' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

 Long considered one of America's foremost community theater groups, the Bergen County Players is proud to announce its 2015-16 season, an ambitious, passionate and playful year of audience pleasing musicals, innovative plays and special events for its 83rd consecutive season. From toe-tapping musicals to hilarious comedies to intense dramas, BCP has garnered a reputation for outstanding quality productions at affordable prices. As audiences have been anxiously anticipating, the new season kicks off with the Tony Award-winning musical, Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Bayou City Theatrics to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS This SummerBayou City Theatrics to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

GUYS AND DOLLS hit the Broadway stage in 1950 and was soon considered 'the perfect musical comedy.' With timeless music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a clever, seamless book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the musical has seen success since it first opened. GUYS AND DOLLS promises heartfelt and hilarious entertainment in Bayou City Theatrics' upcoming production, which runs July 17 through August 2 at The Kaleidoscope. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS Begins 7/9Millbrook Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS Begins 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook's 40th Anniversary production of Guys and Dolls on the Ryan Main Stage. (more...)

PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory to Stage GUYS & DOLLS, 7/15-25PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory to Stage GUYS & DOLLS, 7/15-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

A cast of student actors from 14 Triangle-area schools will perform the Tony Award-winning musical 'Guys & Dolls' July 15-25 for the PlayMakers Summer Youth Conservatory (SYC) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High school actors and technicians began work on the production June 15. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

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. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Get Some Southern HospitalityCRITICS' CHOICE: Get Some Southern Hospitality
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 12, 2015

We pride ourselves on our bounteous Southern hospitality here in Nashville, so who's gonna explain this: On Thursday, as thousands of country music fans gathered downtown for CMA Fest and thousands more fans of every musical genre you can think of were headed southward for the Bonnaroo Music Festival - just another summer in Tennessee, mind you - a truck spilled its load all over Interstate 65-S, adding to the hot, humid atmosphere with a whole mess of fish parts. Yep, you heard it right: smelly, disgusting fish parts baking on the hot asphalt under the blazing sun. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: We Saw What You Did Last SummerCRITICS' CHOICE: We Saw What You Did Last Summer
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2015

It's another busy theater week in Tennessee, and in Nashville there are an extra 50,000 to 100,000 country music fans jamming up traffic and increasing wait times at local restaurants, thanks to CMA Music Fest, which natives and longtimers will remember as Fan Fair. So while you're steering clear of our version of Broadway in downtown Nashville, which will be teeming with more people than you can shake a stick at (as my mama would say),  you should instead make reservations to see some local talent onstage at some of the shows included in our Critic's Choice column today! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2015

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. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Keeton's GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Reviews: The Keeton's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 5, 2015

Is there anything more magical or more transformative than live theater? Honestly, I can't think of anything which can take you from the depths of despair to the fanciful heights of imagination so quickly - and there certainly is no art form in which things can change so capriciously or quicker, either for good or bad. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Go Theater-Hopping This WeekCRITICS' CHOICE: Go Theater-Hopping This Week
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2015

No matter what the calendar says, we're in early summer already - insofar as theater in Tennessee is concerned, at least - and there are four new shows opening this week that should command your attention. Along with a number of shows that are continuing their runs (like John Chaffin's Cliffhanger at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre), you have plenty of diverse and intriguing onstage offerings to keep you in the relative, air-conditioned comfort of a darkened theater. We've done the necessary research, made the calls to the people-in-the-know and have included the dates, the phone numbers and the websites to make it as easy as possible for you to buy tickets and go show some support for the arts while indulging in the magic of live theater… (more...)

Nashville's 6/1/15 Theater CalendarNashville's 6/1/15 Theater Calendar
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2015

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...)

GUYS & DOLLS Opens at The Keeton Theatre 6/4GUYS & DOLLS Opens at The Keeton Theatre 6/4
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 28, 2015

Jenny Norris Light plays Sarah Brown, with Michael Maupins as Sky Masterson, Hallie Long as Miss Adelaide and Brian Best as Nathan Detroit in The Larry Keeton Theatre's eagerly anticipated production of the classic Broadway music Guys and Dolls. Directed by Ginger Newman (who doubles as musical director as well), with choreography and staging by Cary Street, the musical that introduced the theatrical standards "Bushel and a Peck," "Adelaide's Lament" and "Luck Be A Lady Tonight" to Broadway audiences runs at the Keeton Theatre June 4-20. (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...)

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