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Critic's Choice: Best of Maine 2016Critic's Choice: Best of Maine 2016
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 29, 2016

Having had the privilege to serve as Broadway World's Maine Editor for more than three years now, I can say with pride that the state, though remote as it may seem from the epicenter of the theatre world, Broadway, is blessed to be home to so many thriving theatre companies who produce exciting, vibrant seasons. As I compiled my list for 2016 with many familiar names, I was also struck by the extraordinary consistency of excellence these companies maintain. Here are my personal choices of the best in Maine, grouped by theatre and show. (more...)

BWW Review: Walnut's SOUTH PACIFIC is Simply Stunning!BWW Review: Walnut's SOUTH PACIFIC is Simply Stunning!
by Pati Buehler - Sep 21, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre welcomes back several Philly and Broadway talents for their glorious season opener. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Paul Schoeffler in Walnut Street's South PacificBWW Interview: Broadway's Paul Schoeffler in Walnut Street's South Pacific
by Pati Buehler - Sep 16, 2016

Walnut Street Theater opens its 208th season with the classic SOUTH PACIFIC with a stellar cast of Philly favorites and Broadway talent. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFICWalnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/16-7/17/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 7/16-7/17/2016
by - Jul 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Sunday, July 17, 2016. (more...)

Six Glindas, One Song... SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'Popular' Edition!Six Glindas, One Song... SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'Popular' Edition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 17, 2016

The beauty of a long-running Broadway show is being able to see an iconic role portrayed by more than just one star. Today, BroadwayWorld is continuing our series SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE with a WICKED favorite. Below, watch as six Glinas ham it up with 'Popular' from start to finish. Click below to watch Carrie St. Louis, Kara Lindsay, Jenni Barber, Tiffany Haas, Kate Fahrner and Katie Rose Clarke trade off the melody and strut all over the Bryant Park stage! (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its OwnBWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its Own
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 8, 2016

History- actual 20th century events and the theatre's own story and legacy - became the joint focus of Maine State Music Theatre's second Peek Behind the Curtain talkback, held on July 7 at the Curtis Memorial Library. The panel examined the characters and forces that formed the basis for MSMT"s thrilling production of Evita, now playing at the Pickard until July 16, and also took several excursions into MSMT's history, which forms the basis of a new retrospective exhibition, MSMT Past, Present, and Future, which serendipitously celebrated a gala opening that same date. Moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the panel featured the three stars of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Kate Fahrner, Matt Farcher, and Nat Chandler, as well as the Artistic Directors of two of the areas leading theatres, MSMT's own Curt Dale Clark and the Good Theater's Brian P. Allen. (more...)

BWW Review: Spectacular EVITA Takes MSMT Stage by StormBWW Review: Spectacular EVITA Takes MSMT Stage by Storm
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 1, 2016

Twenty-five years after it was last presented at the Pickard Theater, Andrew Lloyd-Webber/Tim Rice's masterpiece has returned in triumph to Maine State Music Theatre in a stunning new production directed and choreographed by Marc Robin. Boasting the largest cast in the company's history (46), this Evita is gripping and epic, at the same time that it is touchingly intimate and magnificently detailed. The size of the endeavor is both literal and figurative, for MSMT's Evita succeeds not only in its grand sweep, but also in the magnitude of its intangible assets - unsparing honesty, intensity, and emotional depth. (more...)

BWW Interview: Where I Was Meant To Be: Chatting with Matt FarcherBWW Interview: Where I Was Meant To Be: Chatting with Matt Farcher
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 28, 2016

On a stage, of course! You only have to watch the twenty-five year-old actor inhabit a character, take possession of a story, and let loose with his emotive voice to understand his assertion. Matt Farcher is currently poised to make his debut at Maine State Music Theatre on June 29 as Che in Andrew Lloyd-Webber-Tim Rice's epic musical Evita, but in the short time since he has performed professionally, he already boasts a resume replete with challenging and diverse leading roles and a career that has taken him off-Broadway and to leading regional theatres across America. (more...)

BWW Interview: Embracing the Unexpected: Kate Fahrner Debuts at MSMTBWW Interview: Embracing the Unexpected: Kate Fahrner Debuts at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 24, 2016

"When I called to do this job, I was shocked and terrified at first. It's such an iconic part," confides actress Kate Fahrner, who makes a double debut in Evita at Maine State Music Theatre on June 29, 2016. The three-week run marks the young and talented Broadway star's role debut as the mesmerizing Eva Peron, as well as her first MSMT appearance. And if this weren't enough of a challenge, she adds, she has a number of other exciting things happening in her life right now as well - foremost among them a one-year old daughter, who (with the help of family) has accompanied her to Maine for rehearsals. (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre to Stage Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITAMaine State Music Theatre to Stage Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre will be presenting one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most beloved musicals, EVITA, June 29 through July 16. (more...)

Fulton Theatre's ELF Runs Through January 3Fulton Theatre's ELF Runs Through January 3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The Fulton Theatre kicks off the holiday season with the musical comedy and treat for the entire family, Elf, November 17th through January 3rd. As 'Buddy' says in the script, 'The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear,' there are many joyful tunes throughout the production, including 'SparkleJollyTwinkleJingley,' 'A Christmas Song,' 'The Story of Buddy the Elf,' and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Fulton Goes Over the Top for Christmas with ELFBWW Reviews: The Fulton Goes Over the Top for Christmas with ELF
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 20, 2015

Director and choreographer Marc Robin turns the Christmas musical into an over the top extravaganza with tap, tap, and more tap routines. It's a whole new world of Christmas happiness. (more...)

ADDAMS FAMILY, LEGALLY BLONDE, FOOTLOOSE! and More Set for Fulton Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonADDAMS FAMILY, LEGALLY BLONDE, FOOTLOOSE! and More Set for Fulton Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Fulton Theatre, in downtown Lancaster, PA is proud to announce its upcoming 2015-2016 season. The Fulton Theatre, a national historic landmark, is excited to build off of last season's record breaking attendance, by producing a season of shows filled with something for everyone, with six big Main stage musicals, two hard hitting dramas, and four theatre for young audience's shows. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF TodayPaper Mill Playhouse Offers Autism-Friendly Performance of ELF Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse is proud to announce a special autism-friendly performance for its critically-acclaimed, holiday musical, Elf. Paper Mill Playhouse will offer this special autism-friendly performance of Elf today, December 23, at 1:30pm. This performance is designed specifically for children on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015Paper Mill Playhouse Extends ELF into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse released a block of great seats today for its holiday musical, Elf, for the week following Christmas. Expanded availability includes performances from December 27, 2014 through January 4, 2015. Based on the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell, Elf has a book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Elf is directed by Eric Ankrim and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Elf runs eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through January 4, 2015. Elf has been playing to many sold-out houses since November 26. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973.376.4343, at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office at 22 Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at www.PaperMill.org. (more...)

Review Roundup: ELF Opens at Paper Mill PlayhouseReview Roundup: ELF Opens at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Review Roundups - Dec 14, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the holiday musical, Elf, which opened on November 30 and continues through January 4, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Paper Mill's ELF is Heavy on the Showbiz FunBWW Reviews: Paper Mill's ELF is Heavy on the Showbiz Fun
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2014

Director Eric Ankrim's solid mounting is bursting with brassy talent. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 29- December 5THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 29- December 5
by Louisa Brady - Dec 5, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of James Snyder at 54 Below, the cast recording for SIDE SHOW, opening night of THE ILLUSIONISTS, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse is Fabulous Fun through January 4thBWW Reviews: ELF at Paper Mill Playhouse is Fabulous Fun through January 4th
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 3, 2014

'Elf' a holiday treat for the entire family is now on stage at Paper Mill Playhouse through January 4th. Area audiences should not miss the chance to see this fabulous musical theatre performance. (more...)

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