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BWW Review: Spectacular FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Shines Its Way Into Your Heart at the Norris TheatreBWW Review: Spectacular FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Shines Its Way Into Your Heart at the Norris Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 3, 2016

Based on the stories of Sholom Aleichem, Fiddler on the Roof is one of the most beloved stage musicals of all time which so magically weaves music, dance, poignancy and laughter into such an electrifying and unforgettable historical experience. The Tony Award-winning musical has captured the hearts of people all over the world with its treasured tale of family and tradition, especially to those of us who can trace our origins back to the small Jewish Shtetels in Eastern Europe at the turn of the 20th Century. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Close 20th Anniversary Season with THE PAJAMA GAMEMusical Theatre Guild to Close 20th Anniversary Season with THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will conclude their 20th Anniversary Season with the classic Broadway musical THE PAJAMA GAME.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Open April 22 at the Norris TheatreFIDDLER ON THE ROOF to Open April 22 at the Norris Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Palos Verdes Performing Arts mounts a new staging of 'Fiddler on the Roof,' the timeless musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide for more than 50 years. The production will run April 22 to May 8 at the Norris Theatre on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the South Bay area of Los Angeles. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Continue 20th Anniversary Season with A CLASS ACTMusical Theatre Guild to Continue 20th Anniversary Season with A CLASS ACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 20thAnniversary Season with the Broadway musical A CLASS ACT. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Sondheim's ROAD SHOW to Conclude MTG's 19th SeasonSondheim's ROAD SHOW to Conclude MTG's 19th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will conclude their 2014-2015 season with Stephen Sondheim's latest work, ROAD SHOW.  The one-night-only concert will take place at the Moss Theatre at New Roads School in Santa Monica on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm.  (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Stages THE ODD COUPLE, Now thru 3/29Laguna Playhouse Stages THE ODD COUPLE, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present one of the most beloved comedies of all time, Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Kip Gilman and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Stage THE ODD COUPLE, 3/4-29Laguna Playhouse to Stage THE ODD COUPLE, 3/4-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present one of the most beloved comedies of all time, Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE, starring Maxwell Caulfield and Kip Gilman and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bruce Kimmel's Dynomite L'IL ABNER Lights Up LACC Stage Through Tomorrow OnlyBWW Reviews: Bruce Kimmel's Dynomite L'IL ABNER Lights Up LACC Stage Through Tomorrow Only
by Don Grigware - May 23, 2014

Back in the 50s, the era that was innocence personified, Broadway musicals were written to entertain first. Of course, Stephen Sondheim and other more serious composers were beginning to change the face of the American musical with the goal to enlighten, but shows like Li'l Abner, with book by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, lyrics by Johnny Mercer & music by Gene De Paul and based on Al Capp's 1934 comic strip, showed us the wild hillbilly lifestyle to make us laugh rather than think. Underneath the surface, to be sure, there is political satire and an uplifting message about appreciating the worth of that lesser known patch of American culture, kind of like what 60sTV audiences found in The Beverly Hillbillies. (more...)

ASSASSINS Opens at Mysterium Theatre Tomorrow, 5/31ASSASSINS Opens at Mysterium Theatre Tomorrow, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

The Mysterium Theatre's production of the musical ASSASSINS is set to open tomorrow night, May 31, and run through June 30. The show performs on Friday and Saturdays at 8:01pm and Sundays at 7:01pm, and on June 8 and 15, there will also be a matinee performance at 2:01pm. (more...)

COUSINS - THE SONGS OF BECK & MAY Gets Digital Release Tomorrow, 12/21COUSINS - THE SONGS OF BECK & MAY Gets Digital Release Tomorrow, 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Cousins - The Songs of Beck & May featuring James Snyder, Todrick Hall, Allie Trimm, David Burnham and more, is set for digital release tomorrow, Dec. 21st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: May Kritzerland Pays Tribute to Unsung Broadway Songwriters at Sterling'sBWW Reviews: May Kritzerland Pays Tribute to Unsung Broadway Songwriters at Sterling's
by Don Grigware - May 8, 2012

On Sunday May 6 Kritzerland presented its monthly show, May's entitled Broadway Bound: Unsung Songwriters at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. Bruce Kimmel and Adryan Russ produce a terrific evening of entertainment with an emphasis on tunes rarely if ever heard and featuring a bevy of top-notch musical theatre talent. This show proved no exception with Damon Kirsche, Melody Hollis, Jane Noseworthy, Beth Malone, John Massey and special guest star Daisy Eagan, the youngest person to ever win a Tony Award for The Secret Garden. First-time with Kritzerland, musical director Tom Griep accompanied beautifully on piano throughout the 75 minute set. Featured songwriters included among others: the amazing Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Alan Chapman (in attendance), Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady and Ira Levin, who as a familiar writer brought us on film and stage: Rosemary's Baby and Deathtrap. (more...)

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterlings Presents BROADWAY BOUND - UNSUNG SONGWRITERS Tonight, 5/6 Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterlings Presents BROADWAY BOUND - UNSUNG SONGWRITERS Tonight, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2012

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents BROADWAY BOUND - UNSUNG SONGWRITERS with Zina Goldrich, Marcy Heisler, Alan Chapman, Milt Schaefer, Ira Levin, Michael Leonard, Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady, Brad Ross, Douglas Bernstein, Denis Markell and more. The show is tonight, May 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Tom Griep is musical director. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents BROADWAY BOUND - Unsung Songwriters, tonight, May 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm, starring (in alphabetical order) Melody Hollis (Broadway: Susan in Irving Berlin's White Christmas) Damon Kirsche (Musical Theatre West: Man of La Mancha; Cabrillo's Little Shop of Horrors) Jane Noseworthy (Carrie, Reprise's Carousel; Disney: The Princess and the Frog) Beth Malone (Broadway: Ring of Fire; off-Broadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes) John Massey (Dad, Happy Days; Dave, The Full Monty; Nicely-Nicely, Guys & Dolls); Music Director: Tom Griep; and Special Guest: Tony Award Winner, Daisy Eagen. (more...)

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterlings Presents BROADWAY BOUND - UNSUNG SONGWRITERS, 5/6 Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterlings Presents BROADWAY BOUND - UNSUNG SONGWRITERS, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents BROADWAY BOUND - UNSUNG SONGWRITERS with Zina Goldrich, Marcy Heisler, Alan Chapman, Milt Schaefer, Ira Levin, Michael Leonard, Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady, Brad Ross, Douglas Bernstein, Denis Markell and more. The show will be held Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm. Tom Griep is musical director. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

Kritzerland Upstairs at Sterling's presents BROADWAY BOUND - Unsung Songwriters, Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm, starring (in alphabetical order) Melody Hollis (Broadway: Susan in Irving Berlin's White Christmas) Damon Kirsche (Musical Theatre West: Man of La Mancha; Cabrillo's Little Shop of Horrors) Jane Noseworthy (Carrie, Reprise's Carousel; Disney: The Princess and the Frog) Beth Malone (Broadway: Ring of Fire; off-Broadway: The Marvelous Wonderettes) John Massey (Dad, Happy Days; Dave, The Full Monty; Nicely-Nicely, Guys & Dolls); Music Director: Tom Griep; and Special Guest: Tony Award Winner, Daisy Eagen. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Announces FIORELLO Reading For 3/11Musical Theatre West Announces FIORELLO Reading For 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

FIORELLO!, the next staged reading of MUSICAL THEATRE WEST'S REINER READING SERIES will take place on March 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the University Theater on the CSU Long Beach campus at the 7th Street entrance. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Announces FIORELLO Reading For 3/11Musical Theatre West Announces FIORELLO Reading For 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

FIORELLO!, the next staged reading of MUSICAL THEATRE WEST'S REINER READING SERIES will take place on March 11, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at the University Theater on the CSU Long Beach campus at the 7th Street entrance. (more...)

Todrick Hall, James Snyder Join Beck & May In Pre-Album Release Todrick Hall, James Snyder Join Beck & May In Pre-Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2011

The Coterie executive producers Amber Cassell and Julie Garnye are proud to present musical theatre songwriting team Jordan Beck and Johnathan May (Beck & May) in a pre-album release concert for their upcoming album Cousins. (more...)

Todrick Hall, James Snyder Join Beck & May In Pre-Album Release Todrick Hall, James Snyder Join Beck & May In Pre-Album Release
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2011

The Coterie executive producers Amber Cassell and Julie Garnye are proud to present musical theatre songwriting team Jordan Beck and Johnathan May (Beck & May) in a pre-album release concert for their upcoming album Cousins. (more...)

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre West Opens HAIRSPRAY!Photo Flash: Musical Theatre West Opens HAIRSPRAY!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2011

HAIRSPRAY opened in 2002 on Broadway and had 2,642 performances at the Neil Simon Theatre. With music by Marc Shaiman, Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Williams and book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, HAIRSPRAY and its feel-good, upbeat score includes the songs 'Good Morning Baltimore,' 'Mama, I'm a Big Girl Now' and 'You Can't Stop the Beat.' (more...)

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