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Powell Hall 2017/2018 Season AnnouncedPowell Hall 2017/2018 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Today, the St. Louis Symphony announced an exciting line-up of Live at Powell Hall events for the 2017/2018 season. The concerts will feature films with the orchestra playing the scores live, the music of iconic composers, and much more! (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Shakes Musical MIDSUMMER Hits Several Bad NotesBWW Review: Seattle Shakes Musical MIDSUMMER Hits Several Bad Notes
by Jay Irwin - May 7, 2017

I've never been a fan of transplanting classic works such as Shakespeare to "new and exciting" locales and time periods but I have seen it work as long as the adaptation enhances the existing story somehow or at the very least makes sense with the story. Unfortunately, Seattle Shakespeare Company's current musical adaptation of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" with a 1930's movie musical bent fails on both respects and then some. It's got a few elements in it that work but overall it makes little sense and the added music adds nothing but confusion. (more...)

Photo Flash: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens Tonight at Seattle Shakespeare CompanyPhoto Flash: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens Tonight at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

A Midsummer Night's Dream opens at Seattle Shakespeare Company tonight! Theatrical magic and fairy antics share billing in this musical valentine to the stage. It's a fantastical tale of love gone kerflooey. (more...)

Beach Haven Elementary School Contributes to Re-Opening of Surflight TheatreBeach Haven Elementary School Contributes to Re-Opening of Surflight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Elementary school children of Beach Haven School, a grade school of under 100 students, were deeply saddened in January 2015 when the sitting Board of Surflight Theatre announced they could no longer keep the theatre open and they were filing for liquidation. (more...)

BOEING, BOEING to Land at Stage Door Players This SpringBOEING, BOEING to Land at Stage Door Players This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Stage Door Players to present Boeing, Boeing a comedy by Marc Camoletti. (more...)

Laughter, Music, and Fairy Magic: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Comes to Seattle Shakespeare CompanyLaughter, Music, and Fairy Magic: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Comes to Seattle Shakespeare Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

1930s movie musicals about show business serve as the muse for Seattle Shakespeare Company's final production of the 2016-2017 season - A Midsummer Night's Dream.  Seattle Shakespeare Company's Artistic Director George Mount directs Shakespeare's funniest comedy at the Cornish Playhouse which runs May 3-21, 2107.   (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild Takes Audiences to the STATE FAIRMusical Theatre Guild Takes Audiences to the STATE FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, concludes the 2016-2017 season by taking family audiences to the fair! (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1): SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY's Bailey, Sanford, Ragland and Ray-JonesFRIDAY 5 (+1): SOUTHERN HOSPITALITY's Bailey, Sanford, Ragland and Ray-Jones
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

We managed to corner Vickie and three of her actors - Drew Sanford, Tabby Ragland and Mandy Ray-Jones - and convince them to answer our famous Friday 5 (+1) questions, giving us some insight into why they do what they do (and how they do it), as well as to offer up some suggestions about why you should make certain you don't miss their show… (more...)

The RRazz Room New Hope Returns to Original AddressThe RRazz Room New Hope Returns to Original Address
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

In 2017, the talent performing at Bucks County's RRazz Room New Hope at The Clarion Hotel & Suites is a diverse mix of world class artists and area favorites. The RRazz Room proudly opens it season with the up and coming, rising star of Television's Glee, ALEX NEWELL. (more...)

New Tickets Released for MY FAIR LADY Directed by Julie AndrewsNew Tickets Released for MY FAIR LADY Directed by Julie Andrews
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets will be released on March 27 for the Sydney return season of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady.  Directed by Julie Andrews the show will commence at the Capitol Theatre on Sunday August 27, 2017 for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Shared Ownership pioneer Lifestyle Asset Group announces joint venture agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of FloridaShared Ownership pioneer Lifestyle Asset Group announces joint venture agreement with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Beach Properties of Florida
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

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HBO to Premiere New Seasons of Hit Comedies BALLERS and INSECURE, 7/23HBO to Premiere New Seasons of Hit Comedies BALLERS and INSECURE, 7/23
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

HBO has confirmed a JULY 23 debut for the new seasons of the hit comedy series BALLERS and INSECURE. (more...)

Nine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the ArtsNine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2017

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 12th Annual Star Awards held Today, March 11, 2017 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.  (more...)

Surflight Theatre Set to Reopen this SpringSurflight Theatre Set to Reopen this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The beloved Surflight Theatre which survived 65 seasons, Hurricane Sandy and closed in early 2015 after a failed restructuring in 2013, will reopen on June 23, 2017 with the popular Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie, Tom Snow Musical Footloose. (more...)

Vaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIESVaudeville in Vogue Again! The McCallum Theatre Presents Second Edition of A TRIBUTE TO THE FOLLIES
by David Green - Feb 27, 2017

From the legendary Folies Bergere to the Ziegfeld Follies of Broadway to the Fabulous Palm Springs Follies, the theatrical revue has been a staple of entertainment for well over 100 years. The McCallum pays tribute to these wonderful performers with its own Vaudeville variety show. The McCallum's Second Annual Tribute to the Follies stars John Davidson and Ann Hampton Callaway, and features The Olate Dogs, David & Dania, Mark Schiff, Henrik Bothe, and the Follies Dancers and Follies Orchestra. (more...)

Nine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the ArtsNine Star Award Winners To Be Honored at 12th Annual Evening of Stars Gala at SCERA Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Those who have made significant contributions to the arts in a variety of categories will be recognized for their achievements in enriching the communities and citizens of Utah at the 12th Annual Star Awards held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at the SCERA Center for the Arts in Orem.  (more...)

Catherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff AwardeesCatherine Zuber and Tony Straiges Among 2017 Theatre Development Fund/Irene Sharaff Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer CATHERINE ZUBER and legendary scenic designer TONY STRAIGES are among the 2017 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients which were just announced by Theatre Development Fund (TDF), a not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts. (more...)

Lulu Is Set To Show Wolverhampton She's All About The MusicLulu Is Set To Show Wolverhampton She's All About The Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

???????Following on from her smash hit 2016 tour, Lulu returns with her biggest tour yet and will appear at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre on Sunday 29th October. (more...)

CINDERELLA, MADAGASCAR, and More Head Up Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Upcoming SeasonCINDERELLA, MADAGASCAR, and More Head Up Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's 93rd season will be one to remember, as TCT brings Tri-state families six fantastical productions they won't soon forget. At the Taft Theatre, a boy that won't grow up, a princess in glass slippers, a band of animal friends and a magical nanny will all prove that dreams really do come true if you make a wish and believe in yourself.  (more...)

New Institute For Contemporary Art At Virginia Commonwealth University To Open In DecemberNew Institute For Contemporary Art At Virginia Commonwealth University To Open In December
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

On October 28, 2017, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) will unveil the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), a new, non-collecting contemporary art institution designed by Steven Holl Architects. (more...)

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