Karen Carpenter News

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the Chicago Summer Musical Theater Guide! With half the summer gone, our stages still burn bright with great showtune entertainment. Here's a rundown, from downtown to Indiana, to west and north. We've got 24 productions to keep your spirits up from now till Labor Day! (more...)

ACADEMIA NUTS Kicks Off This Year's NYMF, 7/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The hysterical new musical Academia Nuts has been selected to kick off the first week of the celebrated New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances from July 9-13, 2014 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Academia Nuts has book and lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall, and music by Julian Blackmore, with direction by Thomas Caruso, musical direction by Martyn Axe, and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. It is produced by Charissa Bertels in association with CAP21 Theatre Company. (more...)

Fandor Announces 2014 QUEER CINEMA SPOTLIGHT for Pride Month
by Movies News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Fandor, the leading curated subscription streaming service and home to the most extensive, expertly-curated LGBTQ library (available here), announces their 2014 Queer Cinema Spotlight for Pride Month. (more...)

Fox Valley Rep to Present CLOSE TO YOU: MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Fox Valley Repertory brings the classics of The Carpenters to the Pheasant Run Mainstage as they present Close To You: The Music of The Carpenters for two performances on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 4pm and 8pm (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; 630-584-6342). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview today, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

2014 William Inge Theatre Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Tickets are now on sale. The 33rd Annual William Inge Theatre Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas, celebrates comedy, drama and music in four whirlwind days. (more...)

2014 William Inge Theatre Festival to Kick Off 3/26 in Independence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The 33rd Annual William Inge Theatre Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas, celebrates comedy, drama and music in four whirlwind days starting Wednesday evening, at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview on Friday, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Marks Off-Broadway Closing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The romantic comedy Handle With Care concluded its run at the 3PM matinee performance on Sunday, March 9th the Westside Theatre, two weeks after its originally announced end date. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams is directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), played 112 performances including 15 previews. Scroll down for photos from Handle With Care's closing performance! (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE with Carol Lawrence Ends Off-Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2014

The romantic comedy Handle With Care will conclude its run at the 3PM matinee performance on Sunday, March 9th the Westside Theatre (407 west 43 Street - between 9th and 10th Avenues), two weeks after its originally announced end date. The play, by Emmy® Award nominee Jason Odell Williams is directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will have played 112 performances including 15 previews. To purchase tickets call Telecharge at(212) 239-6200, visit www.telecharge.com or log on to www.handlewithcaretheplay.com. (more...)

Cast of Off-Broadway's HANDLE WITH CARE Set for Talkback Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), concludes its run this Sunday and has a talkback with the entire cast Thursday, March 6th. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams and directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will end its run with the March 9th, 3pm performance, two weeks after its originally announced end date. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.handlewithcaretheplay.com, TeleCharge.com or call 212-239-6200 (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE to Conclude Off-Broadway Run with Talkbacks this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street), a Critics' Pick from the New York Times, which calls it 'a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy' that 'exudes gobs of comic energy and insight', concludes its run this Sunday and celebrates with two special talkbacks this week. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams and directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will end its run with the March 9th, 3pm performance, two weeks after its originally announced end date. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.handlewithcaretheplay.com, TeleCharge.com or call 212-239-6200 (more...)

Photo Flash: Original WEST SIDE STORY Cast Reunites with Carol Lawrence at HANDLE WITH CARE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Just last night, the original Broadway cast of West Side Story visited Carol Lawrence at her current gig, 'Handle with Care' at the Westside Theater. Chita Rivera (who played Anita) and Carol Lawrence (who played Maria) come together again 57 years after the original Tony winning musical hit the great white way in 1957. Check out photos from the reunion below! (more...)

Photo Flash: HANDLE WITH CARE Celebrates 100th Performance Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care celebrated its 100th performance off-Broadway yesterday, February 27th at 8PM. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams and directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will end its run March 9th, two weeks after its originally announced end date. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

HANDLE WITH CARE Plays 100th Performance Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The hit romantic comedy Handle With Care, a Critics' Pick from the New York Times, which calls it 'a hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy' that 'exudes gobs of comic energy and insight', celebrates its 100th performance on Thursday, February 27th at 8PM. The play, by Emmy Award nominee Jason Odell Williams and directed by Karen Carpenter ('Love, Loss and What I Wore'), will end its run March 9th, two weeks after its originally announced end date. (more...)

BIG FISH, LES MIS and More Highlight Musical Theatre West's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

MUSICAL THEATRE WEST is thrilled to announce, in its 62nd consecutive year (making it one of the country's longest-running continuing musical theatre companies), some really 'Big' news for their audiences and subscribers! For their 2014-2015 season of shows, they will be presenting the first production of the Broadway musical, BIG FISH, since its New York debut with the original Broadway sets and costumes! Continuing with its 'Big' Broadway' season are three more smash-hit shows from the Great White Way - LES MISERABLES, SOUTH PACIFIC and SINGIN' IN THE RAIN! In its 62 years of producing extraordinary musical entertainment, there has never been a season this 'Enchanted' or this 'Big!' (more...)

Elizabeth Davis and Jordan Richard to Celebrate Romance in Talk Back After Tonight's HANDLE WITH CARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

The romantic comedy, Handle With Care, which runs through March 9th at Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) celebrates romance tonight, Tuesday, February 25th following the evening performance at 7PM. Elizabeth Davis (Tony-nominee for Once on Broadway) and Jordan Richard (Television Director) will host a talk back. The couple met their first week of college when they were 18 years old. They 'found' each other again in NYC years later and their friendship grew into love. The couple married in 2008. (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for 2014 William Inge Theatre Festival, Running 3/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Tickets are now on sale. The 33rd Annual William Inge Theatre Festival, the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas, celebrates comedy, drama and music in four whirlwind days. (more...)

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