Lauren Kennedy News

BWW Reviews: Theatre Raleigh Shines with PARADE
by Larisa Mount - Jul 13, 2014

I'm going to cut to the chase, because I want everyone who reads this to come away with this: Theatre Raleigh's Parade is not something you can afford to miss, so buy your ticket now. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Present PARADE, 7/9-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Parade is the tragic, true story of the trial and lynching of a man wrongly accused of murder. This story is brought to an emotional and theatrical life by acclaimed playwright Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown, one of Broadway's most promising young composers. Daring, innovative and bold, Parade won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 1999. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten. Appropriate for ages 16+ (due to adult subject matter, but no harsh language). (more...)

Theatre Raleigh's OTHER DESERT CITIES to Open 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

The Wyeth family Christmas erupts when daughter Brooke arrives bearing a soon-to-be-published memoir full of family secrets in Jon Robin Baitz's family drama. Other Desert Cities is both a funny and gripping drama from the creator of TV's Brothers & Sisters and was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. For Mature Audiences (due to adult language). (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Presents BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME, Now thru 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The best selling novel by Timothy B. Tyson, is brought to life by celebrated actor/writer, Michael Wiley in Blood Done Sign My Name today, May 28th-June 8th at Kennedy Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: VANITIES Has Regional Premiere at Theatre Raleigh
by Larisa Mount - May 22, 2014

Opening the 2014 season at Theatre Raleigh's Hot Summer Nights is Vanities, a musical which bowed Off-Broadway in 2009. Featuring three talented actresses, a heartfelt story, and interesting music, it's a great kick-off to what promises to be an awesome summer of theater. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh Presents VANITIES as Part of Hot Summer Nights Season, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

First up for Theatre Raleigh as part of the Hot Summer Nights season is the unnervingly funny Vanities, The Musical, today, May 14th - 25th, 2014. Artistic Director, Lauren Kennedy and Managing Director, Michele Weathers have outdone themselves bringing this witty musical to theatre fans with their personal touch. Appropriate for ages 16+ (due to subject matter and language) (more...)

Rachel Potter, Zak Resnick & Loren Allred to Perform Music of Jonathan Reid Gealt at Joe's Pub, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Futureleap Media (Marcus Lovingood, Founder/CEO), as part of its Broadway LIVE: Unplugged Series (Spencer Howard, Executive Producer), presents Broadway LIVE: Unplugged with Jonathan Reid Gealt, a one-night only special event on Monday, June 16 at 9:30 p.m. at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10003). (more...)

Manhattan Concert Productions to Bring PARADE to Avery Fisher Hall on 2/16; Jason Robert Brown to Conduct
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The TONY Award-winning score of PARADE will be brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, February 16, 2015. Recent TONY-nominee Jason Robert Brown will be at the helm to conduct a star-studded cast and full chorus as Music Director. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Theme & Showtune Suggestions: RENT, DOGFIGHT, CABARET, AVENUE Q, and More
by Matt Tamanini - May 02, 2014

As first reported by TVLine.com, AMERICAN IDOL's Top-4 Week is going to take a very IF/THEN look at love with the theme 'Love: Break-Ups and Make-Ups.' So, after last night's elimination of personality vacuum Sam Woolf, IDOL's Final Four; Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, and Alex Preston, will each take their turns with two songs each that 'celebrate the agony and the ecstasy of music's greatest theme.' (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Present BLOOD DONE SIGN MY NAME, 5/28-6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2014

The best selling novel by Timothy B. Tyson, is brought to life by celebrated actor/writer, Michael Wiley in Blood Done Sign My Name May 28th-June 8th at Kennedy Theatre. Blood Done Sign My Name is a dramatization of the true story of a racially-motivated murder committed in Oxford, NC in 1970. The crime and its aftermath still resonate today, as we grapple with Stand Your Ground laws and our personal responses to racism nearly half a century later. Appropriate for ages 16+ (due to subject matter and language). (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Present VANITIES as Part of Hot Summer Nights Season, 5/14-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

First up for Theatre Raleigh as part of the Hot Summer Nights season is the unnervingly funny Vanities, The Musical, May 14th - 25th, 2014. Artistic Director, Lauren Kennedy and Managing Director, Michele Weathers have outdone themselves bringing this witty musical to theatre fans with their personal touch. Appropriate for ages 16+ (due to subject matter and language) (more...)

TADA! Youth Theater Presents SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

TADA! Youth Theater, Janine Nina Trevens Executive & Artistic Director, proudly presents the WORLD PREMIERE ofSAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE: THE CASE OF THE MALTBALL FALCON, an original family musical performed by kids for kids, from today, April 26-May 18. (more...)

TADA! Youth Theater Presents SAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE, 4/26-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 06, 2014

TADA! Youth Theater, Janine Nina Trevens Executive & Artistic Director, proudly presents the WORLD PREMIERE ofSAMANTHA SPADE, ACE DETECTIVE: THE CASE OF THE MALTBALL FALCON, an original family musical performed by kids for kids, from April 26-May 18. A film- noir-detective-story-musical (Nancy Drew meets Bogie!), SAMANTHA SPADE, has Book & Lyrics by Lisa Diana Shapiro, Music by Georgia Stitt, Direction & Choreography by Joanna Greer & Musical Direction by Sinai Tabak. Set & Lighting Design are by Steve O'Shea, Costume Design by Cheryl McCarron with Stage Management by Phoebe Duncan. (more...)

PARADE, OTHER DESERT CITIES & More Set for Theatre Raleigh's 2014 Hot Summer Nights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Hot Summer Nights are back and hotter than ever. Come celebrate 10 years of intimate professional theatre in Downtown Raleigh. From musicals to comedies to thought provoking dramas, Theatre Raleigh is proud to continue the excellence of bringing you our critically acclaimed summer series. (more...)

From Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout Roles
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2014

In honor of Les Miserables' opening tonight, BroadwayWord brings you the actors who've taken on the many complex and vocally challenging roles of Victor Hugo's world, from the unscrupulous Thenardiers to innocent Cosette, or principled Javert against the compassionate and strong-willed Jean Valjean. From Fantine and Eponine, unfortunate in life and romance, to Enjolras and Marius, the fiery young leaders of the French Revolution. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Skivvies Sing SIDE SHOW with Norm Lewis at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2014

Come look at the freaks! Last night at 54 Below, performers celebrated Bill Russell and Henry Krieger's Side Show in 'I Will Never Leave You: 54 Sings Side Show.' Directed by Russell, the special concert featured the talents of Lauren Kennedy, Norm Lewis, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, Alice Ripley, The Skivvies and more. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you two performances from the Skivvies, including 'Come Look at the Freaks' and 'The Devil You Know' featuring original Side Show star Norm Lewis. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/8-3/9/2014
by - Mar 09, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Hugh Panaro, Alice Ripley and More Set for I WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU: 54 SINGS SIDE SHOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2014

Lauren Kennedy, Norm Lewis, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, Alice Ripley, The Skivvies and more will take part in 'I Will Never Leave You: 54 Sings Side Show' tonight, March 9, 2014 at 54 Below. (more...)

54 SINGS SIDE SHOW, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 03, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert, Jeff Daniels, Judy Kaye, Beth Leavel & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

This March, April and May at 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

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