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2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards Update - CCT's CATS Winning Best Musical!2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards Update - CCT's CATS Winning Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Columbus Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Louis Hobson to Star in Showtunes Theatre Company's LEAP OF FAITHOriginal Broadway Cast Member Louis Hobson to Star in Showtunes Theatre Company's LEAP OF FAITH
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Showtunes Theatre Company has announced their highly anticipaeted holiday concert musical LEAP OF FAITH. The talented cast of local musical theatre professionals will 'rise up' gospel-style for two performances at Benaroya Hall on December 3 at 8pm and December 4 at 2pm. Louis Hobson, who performed in the original Broadway cast, will star as Jonas. Matt Giles directs with Nathan Young working as the music director. (more...)

Hollywood's Classic Musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes onto Stage at Village TheatreHollywood's Classic Musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Splashes onto Stage at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

What a glorious feeling! This holiday season, Village Theatre brings to the stage one of Hollywood's most beloved classics,Singin' in the Rain. Based on the MGM film, which is widely lauded as one of the greatest movie musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain is a faithful adaptation by the original award-winning screenplay team, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with songs by Nacio Herb Brown andArthur Freed. The production will be helmed by much of the same creative team that launched last season's hit musical, Billy Elliot, with Artistic Director Steve Tomkins once again in the director's chair. (more...)

Showtunes Announces 2016-2017 Season!Showtunes Announces 2016-2017 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The 2016-2017 SHOWTUNES Theatre Company season defies expectations and dazzles audiences with three rarely produced concert musicals and two very special musical theatre events. With the introduction of a cabaret in February, Defying Expectations, and a musical theatre-themed Writer's Initiative in May, SHOWTUNES continues to diversify their offerings while demonstrating their unparalleled devotion to this all-American art form. The season begins with three performances October 22-23 at ACT's Allen Theatre. Shenandoah is directed by Matt Wolfe with music direction by RJ Tancioco. The expanded season also includes two concert musicals inside Benaroya Hall's Ilsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall: Leap of Faith on December 3-4 and The Unsinkable Molly Brown on March 11-12, 2017.   (more...)

Showtunes Theatre Presents Final Concert Musical of 16th Season, WORKING, TonightShowtunes Theatre Presents Final Concert Musical of 16th Season, WORKING, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

Showtunes Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the final concert musical of their 16th season, WORKING. (more...)

Showtunes Theatre to Present Final Concert Musical of 16th Season, WORKINGShowtunes Theatre to Present Final Concert Musical of 16th Season, WORKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Showtunes Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the final concert musical of their 16th season, WORKING. (more...)

SHOWTUNES Theatre Company Stages FINIAN'S RAINBOW This WeekendSHOWTUNES Theatre Company Stages FINIAN'S RAINBOW This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

SHOWTUNES Theatre Company leaps over the rainbow and finds a pot of gold with the second concert of their 16th season. The rarely produced FINIAN'S RAINBOW runs just after St. Patrick's Day, for two performances, today and tomorrow, March 19 at 8pm and March 20 at 2pm in Benaroya Hall's Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. This 70-year-old musical is filled with beautiful songs and powerful themes that resonate today with renewed depth and relevance. (more...)

BWW Review: Killer Talent in 5th Ave/ACT's ASSASSINSBWW Review: Killer Talent in 5th Ave/ACT's ASSASSINS
by Jay Irwin - Mar 11, 2016

Only the incredible Stephen Sondheim could make a musical about Presidential assassins and make it work. It's a dark subject that you think wouldn't be sung about. But Sondheim shows off his storytelling prowess by creating a sort of club or group therapy aspect to the group of killers as they attempt to tie all their works together with the act of their most famous member. And while the cast of the current joint production from the 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT certainly has the talent to pull off this demanding show, they don't always feel cohesive or in the same club but hopefully as they settle in that will come. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Set Killer Cast for ASSASSINS This Spring5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Set Killer Cast for ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT- A Contemporary Theatre are kicking off the presidential election with a bang, presenting the landmark musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Wiedman. The production will run February 27-May 8, 2016. (more...)

SHOWTUNES Theatre Company to Stage FINIAN'S RAINBOWSHOWTUNES Theatre Company to Stage FINIAN'S RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

SHOWTUNES Theatre Company leaps over the rainbow and finds a pot of gold with the second concert of their 16th season. The rarely produced FINIAN'S RAINBOW runs just after St. Patrick's Day, for two performances, March 19 at 8pm and March 20 at 2pm in Benaroya Hall's Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall. This 70-year-old musical is filled with beautiful songs and powerful themes that resonate today with renewed depth and relevance. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre & ACT's ASSASSINS Begins Today5th Avenue Theatre & ACT's ASSASSINS Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT- A Contemporary Theatre are kicking off the presidential election with a bang, presenting the landmark musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Wiedman. The production begins today, February 27 and will run through May 8, 2016. (more...)

Young People's Theatre to Present GOODNIGHT MOONYoung People's Theatre to Present GOODNIGHT MOON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Young People's Theatre is proud to present everyone's favorite bedtime story, Goodnight Moon. With appeal for children ages four and up, this lively show promises to be an entertaining experience for the whole family. YPT is delighted to bring the work of acclaimed theatre company Seattle Children's Theatre (SCT) to Canada for the first time. Goodnight Moon will be presented on the Mainstage from February 29 to March 19 with added performances during March Break, from the 14th to 18th. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Set Killer Cast for ASSASSINS This Spring5th Avenue Theatre and ACT Set Killer Cast for ASSASSINS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT- A Contemporary Theatre are kicking off the presidential election with a bang, presenting the landmark musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Wiedman. The production will run February 27-May 8, 2016. (more...)

Showtunes Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic DirectorShowtunes Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Seattle-based actor and director Matt Wolfe recently took the reigns as artistic director for SHOWTUNES Theatre Company. His first full day of work was Monday October 5, 2015 and he is knee-deep in preparations for the start of the expanded three-show 2015-2016 Season. On December 5th The Washingtonians will kick things off by performing Songs We Know; it will be their first concert after a 12-year hiatus and more than 65 chorus members are expected to participate. (more...)

Byzantine Announces U.S. Tour with Mobile DeathcampByzantine Announces U.S. Tour with Mobile Deathcamp
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Byzantine has announced plans for a month long U.S. tour with special guests Mobile Deathcamp. The West Virginian titans will be touring in support of To Release Is To Resolve, out now via CEN/RED Distribution. Dates for Byzantine's upcoming tour can be seen below. (more...)

BYZANTINE Premieres New Track, 'The Agonies'BYZANTINE Premieres New Track, 'The Agonies'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Byzantine is prepared to unleash its new album, To Release Is To Resolve on April 7 via CEN/RED Distribution. It's a record that takes the progressive thrash titans' monstrous sound to new heights, as proven by the ferocious track, “The Agonies” recently premiered by Decibel Magazine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New MusicalsPhoto Flash: Inside Look at 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals
by Jay Irwin - Aug 12, 2014

It's a musical theater nerd's paradise and as a nerd one of my favorite times of the year. Village Theatre has once again brought together an incredible weekend of new works for workshop readings and one full production. Five shows put up for one performance as readings with music stands and scripts in hand and then one larger production put up for two weekends. And while the weekend may be over (and only for members anyway) there's still time to see the larger production and I've got some wonderful photos for you all. But let's start with the production you can still see and then we'll move onto the workshops. (more...)

Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals Runs Through 8/17Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals Runs Through 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Over one jam packed weekend, today, August 8 -10, six new musicals will be brought to life with help from more than 100 artists and one dozen directors and authors from across the country. (more...)

Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals to Run 8/8-17; Lineup AnnouncedVillage Theatre's Festival of New Musicals to Run 8/8-17; Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Over one jam packed weekend, August 8 -10, six new musicals will be brought to life with help from more than 100 artists and one dozen directors and authors from across the country. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELLO DOLLY, Hello Sally Struthers!BWW Reviews: HELLO DOLLY, Hello Sally Struthers!
by Harmony Wheeler - Feb 19, 2014

Dolly may leave Broadway Fresno after one more performance tonight, but in our hearts, Dolly will never go away again. Next to divas Carol Channing and Barbara Streisand, Sally Struthers makes the title character her own. (more...)

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