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THE WOLF Returns to Theatre Raleigh 3/23 - 4/2THE WOLF Returns to Theatre Raleigh 3/23 - 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Right on the heels of their blockbuster Family Series production of A Midsummers Night's Dream Theatre Raleigh returns with The Wolf from March 23 - April 2 at the Kennedy Theatre.  This engaging, approachable show promises to delight both young and adult audiences alike.  The Wolf played to sold out audiences last year, so get your tickets early for this crowd pleaser.  This production is geared towards ages 3 years and up. (more...)

Michele Weathers Joins Barrington Stage Company as Managing DirectorMichele Weathers Joins Barrington Stage Company as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announced today that Michele Weathers will assume the role of Managing Director of Barrington Stage Company beginning March 13, 2017. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream Next MonthTheatre Raleigh to Presents A Midsummer Night's Dream Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Never fear Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream is playing March 9th -19th at the Kennedy Theatre as part of Theatre Raleigh's Family Series. Kids will love this contemporary spin on a magical tale of fairies, love & woodland mischief!  Come share your love of the classics with the next generation.  (more...)

Theatre Raleigh's Lauren Kennedy to Receive the Patrick D. Kenan Award for Vocal Health and Wellness on World Voice DayTheatre Raleigh's Lauren Kennedy to Receive the Patrick D. Kenan Award for Vocal Health and Wellness on World Voice Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Actor, singer and director Lauren Kennedy will receive the 2017 Patrick D. Kenan Award for Vocal Health and Wellness at Duke Voice Care Center's 11th Annual World Voice Day Celebration Thursday, April 13 at the Cary Arts Center in Cary, NC.   (more...)

Hugh Panaro, Rachel York and Alli Mauzey Set for BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY with the Philly POPSHugh Panaro, Rachel York and Alli Mauzey Set for BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY with the Philly POPS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The best of modern Broadway is coming to the Philly POPS stage at the Kimmel Center on February 24, 25, and 26. (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld to Celebrate Birthday with Frankie Grande, Lilli Cooper and MoreJeremy Schonfeld to Celebrate Birthday with Frankie Grande, Lilli Cooper and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

On January 30th, 2017, singer/songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld celebrates his birthday with an all-star lineup of talented friends in concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street, New York, NY 10012). Doors open at 6:30 pm and the show starts at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Comments on the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional AwardsTheatre Raleigh Comments on the 2016 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

The winners of the 2016 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Regional Awards were announced yesterday, which included a solid share of the awards going to Theatre Raleigh. (more...)

Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada TheatreDevin Archer and Natalie Storrs to Meet in the Middle in THE LAST FIVE YEARS at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2016-2017 season, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Devin Archer and Natalie Storrs, with musical direction by Brent Crayon and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

Real-Life Broadway Couples to Celebrate Valentine's Day in LOVE! I HEAR! at Feinstein's/54 BelowReal-Life Broadway Couples to Celebrate Valentine's Day in LOVE! I HEAR! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Broadway's most adorable, real-life couples will be joining forces on Valentine's Day to sing some of musical theatre's most romantic songs in Love! I Hear! (more...)

Jeremy Schonfeld's IRON & COAL Gets U.S. Premiere at National SawdustJeremy Schonfeld's IRON & COAL Gets U.S. Premiere at National Sawdust
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

For one night only, singer/songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld's Iron & Coal will make its U.S. debut at Brooklyn's National Sawdust. The original concept album will be presented in concert with vibrant multimedia content on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at National Sawdust (80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11249). (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Announces 2017 SeasonTheatre Raleigh Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Theatre Raleigh announces the upcoming 2017 Season, which promises to be their most ambitious season to date.  It includes a reimagined classic and a familiar favorite for the family, loads of drama, football, a garden and some classic music including arena rock performed outdoors.  Artistic Director, Lauren Kennedy continues raise the bar to bring quality, intimate and professional theater to the Triangle. (more...)

BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Theatre RaleighBWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Theatre Raleigh
by Taryn Oesch - Jul 29, 2016

What better way to spend a hot summer night than seeing "Steel Magnolias" at Theatre Raleigh's Hot Summer Nights? Theatre Raleigh's summer series is beginning to wind down, but it's definitely not cooling off. July 27 was opening night of its production of "Steel Magnolias," the play by Robert Harling (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at After Hours Theatre Company's I LOVE YOU BECAUSEPhoto Flash: First Look at After Hours Theatre Company's I LOVE YOU BECAUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

AFTER HOURS THEATRE COMPANY, (who most recently produced Jonathan Larson's tick, ...tick...BOOM!), presents a modern day musical love story, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, music by Joshua Salzman, book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography by Aja Gomez and directed by Rebecca Kenigsberg. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE opened July 22 and will perform through Sunday, August 7 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

After Hours Theatre Company to Present I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at Hudson Backstage TheatreAfter Hours Theatre Company to Present I LOVE YOU BECAUSE at Hudson Backstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

AFTER HOURS THEATRE COMPANY, (who most recently produced Jonathan Larson'stick, ...tick...BOOM!), presents a modern day musical love story, I LOVE YOU BECAUSE, music by Joshua Salzman, book and lyrics by Ryan Cunningham, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography by Aja Gomez and directed by Rebecca Kenigsberg. I LOVE YOU BECAUSE will open on Friday, July 22 and perform through Sunday, August 7 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: SPAMALOT at Casa MananaBWW Review: SPAMALOT at Casa Manana
by Kyle Christopher West - Jun 6, 2016

When SPAMALOT opened on Broadway in 2005, I wasn't much of a Monty Python fan, but the buzz around town convinced me to go see the show before it eventually won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. And even though a few jokes (and a cow) seemed to fly right over my head, when the British shtick met the high kicks and glitz, I caught myself laughing until I cried. The star-studded cast at Casa Manana, appearing only though June 12th, might miss a beat here or there throughout the evening, but they are so energetic and enthusiastic that the opening night audience couldn't help but love them. (more...)

BWW Review: 1st Stage Takes on a Rarely Done Musical With FLOYD COLLINSBWW Review: 1st Stage Takes on a Rarely Done Musical With FLOYD COLLINS
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 6, 2016

1st Stage's production is - for me, at least - a very, very welcome addition to the 2015-2016 theatre season. While Guettel's intricate and original score is, quite simply, extraordinary - and reason enough to make the trek to the McLean/Tysons Corner area to hear it sung live - Director Nick Olcott and his talented and committed cast and design team offer other reasons to pay this little gem of a production a visit. (more...)

Photo & Video: Broadway Alum Alisan Porter Wins NBC's THE VOICE!Photo & Video: Broadway Alum Alisan Porter Wins NBC's THE VOICE!
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last night, Broadway alum Alisan Porter was crowned champion of NBC's Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE, earning the grand prize of a recording contract and being named as the Voice for season 10. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Alum Alison Porter Delivers Moving Performance of 'Somewhere' on THE VOICEVIDEO: Broadway Alum Alison Porter Delivers Moving Performance of 'Somewhere' on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

On last night's finale round of NBC'sTHE VOICE, powerhouse singer and Broadway alum Alisan Porter delivered an emotional performance of 'Somewhere,' from WEST SIDE STORY. Later, Porter sang a duet of 'You've Got a Friend' (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Present ALL MY SONS, 6/8-19Theatre Raleigh to Present ALL MY SONS, 6/8-19
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

All My Sons established Arthur Miller as a leading voice in the American theater.   During World War II, industrialist Joe Keller commits a crime and frames his business partner Herbert Deever but years later his sin comes back to haunt him when Joe's son plans to marry Deever's daughter. Come see Theatre Raleigh's electric production in the intimate setting of Kennedy Theatre from June 8-19.   (more...)

Opera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative TeamOpera North Announces TOSCA Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Opera North has announced the principal roles for Tosca, one of its three 2016 mainstage productions. Soprano Sandra Lopez will play the title role of Tosca, while baritones Jeff Gwaltney and Aleksey Bogdanov will play Cavaradossi and Scarpia, respectively. All three are Opera North alumni and have extensive international experience. (more...)

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