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BWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON at Stages Repertory TheatreBWW Review: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON at Stages Repertory Theatre
by Brett Cullum - Aug 11, 2016

You can feel the standing ovation building the second they start working their way through 30 hit songs that the audience sings along with gleefully. I saw the production the second weekend, and already audience members were proclaiming to others 'This is my THIRD time!' (more...)

WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED Comes Home to Downey TheatreWE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED Comes Home to Downey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, the definitive celebration of the seminal brother and sister duo the Carpenters in words and music, is set for a one-night-only performance at The Downey Theatre in Downey, CA this Saturday night, August 13 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Reelz Announces Fall 2016 Programming Slate ft. New & Returning ShowsReelz Announces Fall 2016 Programming Slate ft. New & Returning Shows
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

REELZ today announced a fall programming slate packed with new original series and specials in addition to the return of viewer favorite original series. (more...)

ANNIE's Martin Charnin to Helm WALLENBERG Musical Developmental LabANNIE's Martin Charnin to Helm WALLENBERG Musical Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

According to an Equity notice, new musical WALLENBERG will receive a developmental lab this fall in New York City, directed by Tony-winning ANNIE lyricist Martin Charnin. (more...)

WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED Arrives at Downey Theatre on August 13WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: CARPENTERS REMEMBERED Arrives at Downey Theatre on August 13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Starring Singer Michelle Berting Brett, Show Celebrates the Music of the Top-Selling Band of the 1970's As City of Downey Marks 60th Anniversary We've Only Just Begun: Carpenters Remembered, the definitive celebration of the seminal brother and sister duo the Carpenters in words and music, is set for a one-night-only performance at The Downey Theatre in Downey, CA on Saturday night, August 13 at 8:00PM. Led by singer Michelle Berting Brett and accompanied by a live, seven-piece Nashville band directed by Harry Sharpe, the show re-creates the Carpenters' original sound, presenting an intimate behind-the-scenes portrait of one of the most successful recording acts of all time.   (more...)

MICHAEL. AMY. WHITNEY. KAREN. KURT. Begins Next Week at The DuplexMICHAEL. AMY. WHITNEY. KAREN. KURT. Begins Next Week at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Duplex, the venerable Greenwich Village cabaret and piano bar, will present Michael. Amy. Whitney. Karen. Kurt., a new musical bio-drama about the life and music of Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, Whitney Houston, Karen Carpenter and Kurt Cobain.  (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Christina Schultz Named CEO of Maricopa Community Colleges FoundationChristina Schultz Named CEO of Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at THE WINTER'S TALE at The GammPhoto Flash: First Look at THE WINTER'S TALE at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) closes Season 31 with THE WINTER'S TALE, William Shakespeare's bittersweet story about jealousy, revenge and loss...and the redeeming power of love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Enthralling WINTER'S TALE Spins a Storybook Ending to Gamm's SeasonBWW Review: Enthralling WINTER'S TALE Spins a Storybook Ending to Gamm's Season
by Veronica Bruscini - Apr 27, 2016

Pawtucket's Gamm Theater has taken this complex, unique blend of storytelling and staged a glorious WINTER'S TALE, proving once again why the company is critically and popularly lauded as the gold standard for Shakespearean productions in Rhode Island. (more...)

2016 Bumbershoot Lineup Announced2016 Bumbershoot Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Recognized by national media as one of the 'top 5 reasons to visit Seattle,' Bumbershoot today announced the official lineup for its 46th annual festival at the Seattle Center over Labor Day weekend, Friday Sept. 2 through Sunday Sept. 4. Headliners include Seattle natives and hip hop duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie, and critically acclaimed Norwegian producer KYGO, among others. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 4/12AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY returns to Rockwell Table and Stage on Tuesday night, April 12th. The crowd-pleasing line-up show from Fraser Entertainment Group continues to be a popular event at the venue. (more...)

Gamm to Close Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALEGamm to Close Season with Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) closes Season 31 with The Winter's Tale, William Shakespeare's bittersweet story about jealousy, revenge and loss...and the redeeming power of love. One of the bard's final and seldom-staged plays, The Winter's Talefeatures prophecies, romance, drama, comedy, theatrical magic and one of the most astonishing endings in English literature. Fred Sullivan, Jr. (Macbeth,Hamlet) will play the wily con man Autolycus and direct Gamm Artistic Director Tony Estrella as the powerful King Leontes who falls into a jealous fit and loses everything that is important to him including his wife, Hermione (Karen Carpenter), and his best friend, King Polixenes (Jesse Hinson). (more...)

New Comedy HOLLYWOULD Opens This Week at The Hudson TheatresNew Comedy HOLLYWOULD Opens This Week at The Hudson Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

TEATRO DE LA O and OCTAVIO CARLIN FASHION HOUSE proudly presents HOLLYWOULD, a new comedy by fashion designer Octavio Carlin. Don't miss this hilarious fashionable farce set in the heyday of the golden age of cinema and silver screen intrigue. Hollywould opens on February 13, 2016 at THE HUDSON THEATRES. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Welcome Return of CLUB INFERNO at The HypnodromeThrillpeddlers to Welcome Return of CLUB INFERNO at The Hypnodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Thrillpeddlers takes pleasure in announcing that due to sold-out houses in the Summer of 2015, they are bringing back CLUB INFERNO with 100 percent of the original cast for 5 weekends  -- 15 additional performances -- Feb. 4 - March 5, 2016 - (Thurs., Fri. & Sat. - 8:00 pm). Plus a Special Valentine's Day Performance on Sun., Feb. 14 - 8:00 pm. (more...)

The Fifth Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Are Announced - COME FROM AWAY, LIZARD BOY and More!The Fifth Annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Are Announced - COME FROM AWAY, LIZARD BOY and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Broadway-bound new musical, Come From Away, presented by Seattle Repertory Theatre, wins four Gypsys, tying with another new musical, Lizard Boy, also produced by Seattle Repertory Theatreand also with four Gypsys, a company that has been known for years as a powerhouse dramatic straight-play playhouse!  (more...)

Nominees for Seattle's 5th Annual 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Are Announced!Nominees for Seattle's 5th Annual 2015 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle is pleased to present the nomination slate of the fifth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards, theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters in the prior calendar year. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Adds DIRTY DANCING, ALADDIN & More to SeasonWolverhampton Grand Theatre Adds DIRTY DANCING, ALADDIN & More to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Eight new shows have been announced as part of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre's new season - including the return of the hugely popular stage sensation DIRTY DANCING and the 2016 - 17 pantomime, ALADDIN. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Winners Announced - Adam Minton, Morgan Dietkus and More!2015 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Winners Announced - Adam Minton, Morgan Dietkus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 8, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Seattle winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)


by Veronica Bruscini - Dec 31, 2015

Rhode Island's theater community had much to celebrate in 2015.  Outstanding productions graced stages from the East Bay to South County, up-and-coming theatrical companies left their mark on the arts scene, and excellent concerts and dance events made for some of the best performances of the year. (more...)

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