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HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY to Premiere at Hudson Guild Theatre, Begin. 2/14HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY to Premiere at Hudson Guild Theatre, Begin. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Fashion Designer to the Stars, Octavio Carlin in conjunction with a Multiple Award Winning Team brings you this world premiere comedy. (more...)

Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to Present LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, 3/13-15Marcus Center for the Performing Arts to Present LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE, 3/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Proving that a great show is always in fashion, Love, Loss and What I Wore is a play written by Nora and Delia Ephron based on the 1995 book of the same name by Ilene Beckerman. With its intimate collection of monologues, the show uses clothing and accessories and the memories they trigger to tell funny and poignant stories that all women can relate to. Directed by Karen Carpenter, the actresses sit side-by-side with script in-hand, deftly guiding the audience through an evening if humor, nostalgia and, of course, fashion. (more...)

Charlotte Cohn to Star in Colony Theatre's SIMPLY COMPLICATED, 1/24-25Charlotte Cohn to Star in Colony Theatre's SIMPLY COMPLICATED, 1/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

What do you get when you cross a Danish Orthodox Jew and a simple Israeli girl from a kibbutz? You get Charlotte Cohn, who at nineteen was already a Commander in the Israeli Army, but had her sights set on a different path. Join her in this eclectic evening of music ranging from the Beatles to Broadway to Opera and hear the real stories that brought her from Ben Yehuda Street to the Great White Way. (more...)

2015 Inge Festival to Honor Playwright Donald Margulies2015 Inge Festival to Honor Playwright Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Playwright Donald Margulies will be honored with the William Inge Distinguished Achievement in the American Theater Award, at the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival in Independence, Kansas, at Independence Community College on April 19, 2015. The Inge Festival is the Official Theatre Festival of the State of Kansas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Surflight TheatreBWW Reviews: THE WIZARD OF OZ at Surflight Theatre
by Michael T. Mooney - Dec 2, 2014

THE WIZARD OF OZ, a holiday classic in the making, is now delighting audiences at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven. (more...)

VIOLET's Emma Howard to Star in Surflight Theatre's THE WIZARD OF OZ This WinterVIOLET's Emma Howard to Star in Surflight Theatre's THE WIZARD OF OZ This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

Follow the yellow brick road to Surflight Theatre for THE WIZARD OF OZ, beginning Today, November 28 with performances through Sunday, December 21. (more...)

VIOLET's Emma Howard to Star in Surflight Theatre's THE WIZARD OF OZ This WinterVIOLET's Emma Howard to Star in Surflight Theatre's THE WIZARD OF OZ This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Follow the yellow brick road to Surflight Theatre for THE WIZARD OF OZ, beginning Friday, November 28 with performances through Sunday, December 21. (more...)

Karen Carpenter Directs HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, Now thru 12/14Karen Carpenter Directs HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, Now thru 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview tonight, November 5; Thursday, November 6; and Friday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

BIG FISH, LES MIS and More Highlight Musical Theatre West's 2014-15 SeasonBIG FISH, LES MIS and More Highlight Musical Theatre West's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 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...)

BWW Reviews: Excellent, Intense HEDDA GABLER Captivates at The GammBWW Reviews: Excellent, Intense HEDDA GABLER Captivates at The Gamm
by Veronica Bruscini - Oct 29, 2014

The Gamm's production of HEDDA GABLER is sharp and smart, a beautifully-paced and thoroughly-absorbing theatrical experience. (more...)

Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14Karen Carpenter to Direct HANDLE WITH CARE at the Colony Theatre, 11/5-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of HANDLE WITH CARE by Jason Odell Williams, directed by Karen Carpenter. HANDLE WITH CARE will preview on Wednesday, November 5; Thursday, November 6; andFriday, November 7 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, November 8 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, December 14, with no performances Thanksgiving week. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Two Muses Theatre's AT THE BISTRO GARDEN, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Two Muses Theatre's AT THE BISTRO GARDEN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Two Muses Theatre opens its fourth season with the new musical, At the Bistro Garden. Book by Deborah Pearl. Music and lyrics by David Kole. Directed by Jules Aaron, with musical direction by Daniel Bachelis and choreography by Allyson Smith. The writer, composer and stage director have all come to Michigan from L.A. to polish up the show and work with the Michigan cast on its Midwest premiere with performances tonight, September 26 through October 19. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sexy Sass Dawn Derow Serves LEGIT at Metropolitan Room TonightSexy Sass Dawn Derow Serves LEGIT at Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Sexy Coloratura, MAC Award Nominee Dawn Derow, the New England song bird, serves it up again, at New York's Metropolitan Room in an Opera Cabaret entitled 'LEGIT,' tonight, September 26. (more...)

Two Muses Theatre Opens Season With AT THE BISTRO GARDEN, Now thru 10/19Two Muses Theatre Opens Season With AT THE BISTRO GARDEN, Now thru 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Two Muses Theatre opens its fourth season with the new musical, 'At the Bistro Garden.' Book by Deborah Pearl. Music and lyrics by David Kole. Directed by Jules Aaron, with musical direction by Daniel Bachelis and choreography by Allyson Smith. The writer, composer and stage director have all come to Michigan from L.A. to polish up the show and work with the Michigan cast on its Midwest premiere with performances today, September 26 through October 19. (more...)

Sexy Sass Dawn Derow Serves LEGIT at Metropolitan Room, 9/26Sexy Sass Dawn Derow Serves LEGIT at Metropolitan Room, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Sexy Coloratura, MAC Award Nominee Dawn Derow, the New England song bird, serves it up again, at New York's Metropolitan Room in an Opera Cabaret entitled 'LEGIT,' on September 26. (more...)

Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Continuing its 8 year reign as the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway Performers and Nightclub Artists in concert, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal welcomes Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri in their co-headlining concert debut of Together Again for the First Time, an evening of non-stop Broadway showstoppers with Musical Direction by Mark Vogel at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

William Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic DirectorWilliam Inge Center for the Arts Welcomes Karen Carpenter as New Interim Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Karen Carpenter, a producer, director and teacher, a theater-maker for more than 30 years, has been appointed the interim Artistic Director of the William Inge Center for the Arts and the 34th Annual William Inge Theatre Festival. The Inge Festival is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas, hosted on the campus of Independence Community College, which houses the William Inge archives. (more...)

Todd Haynes To Direct Reese Witherspoon In Nora Ephron-Penned Peggy Lee BiopicTodd Haynes To Direct Reese Witherspoon In Nora Ephron-Penned Peggy Lee Biopic
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 9, 2014

Academy Award-winning WALK THE LINE star Reese Witherspoon is poised to make a return to musical biopics byway of a new collaboration with acclaimed filmmaker Todd Haynes on a film tracing the life and career of iconic performer and recording artist Peggy Lee, scripted by the late Nora Ephron. (more...)

Two Muses Theatre To Open Season With AT THE BISTRO GARDEN, 9/26-10/19Two Muses Theatre To Open Season With AT THE BISTRO GARDEN, 9/26-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Two Muses Theatre will be opening its fourth season with the new musical 'At the Bistro Garden.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014'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...)

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