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STAGE TUBE: Boiler Room Theatre's ROCKY HORROR SHOW 2012 TrailerSTAGE TUBE: Boiler Room Theatre's ROCKY HORROR SHOW 2012 Trailer
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 23, 2012

The Rocky Horror Show is BACK on the Boiler Room Theatre stage! After last year's rave production of this cult classic, the time warp is back for you and your friends to enjoy! Six Performances Only! October 26-November 3! (more...)

Boiler Room Theatre Revives ROCKY HORROR SHOW Just in Time For Halloween SeasonBoiler Room Theatre Revives ROCKY HORROR SHOW Just in Time For Halloween Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 25, 2012

Boiler Room Theatre revives its award-winning production of The Rocky Horror Show for six performances in October, running October 26 through November 3, including two midnight shows and a special Halloween performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Beautiful Women of a Tennessee Theater SummerPhoto Coverage: The Beautiful Women of a Tennessee Theater Summer
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 18, 2012

Now, we're the last to try to stir up trouble or to further flame the fires of jealousy or envy, but we thought we'd share with you some photographs of some of those lovely ladies who could delight their audiences just by standing there-but whom inspire and encourage us all with their superb onstage talents. So, here's our recommendation, take a look at these photographs, then find out on which stages you can find these women this summer, then make a reservation and go to the theater… (more...)

Broadway Vets Grové and Davis To Star in Studio Tenn's Upcoming SOUND OF MUSICBroadway Vets Grové and Davis To Star in Studio Tenn's Upcoming SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2012

Broadway veterans Jessica Grove and Ben Davis will star as Maria Rainer and Captain Georg Von Trapp in Studio Tenn Theatre Company's upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, playing at the historic Franklin Theatre May 31-June 17. (more...)

MUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: Offstage, Onstage, Backstage and Beyond With Tennessee's TheateratiMUSIC CITY CONFIDENTIAL: Offstage, Onstage, Backstage and Beyond With Tennessee's Theaterati
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 13, 2012

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the theater once again, we welcome you to the debut installment of Music City Confidential, all the news that's fit to print (or not-depending on your perspective) from Nashville's ever-growing, ever-fascinating (okay, so we obviously don't have enough to occupy ourselves) live theater industry (we're trying that out-does it work? Let us know, theaterati!) Here amid the florid prose and flowery praise, you'll find all the stories that don't quite fit elsewhere, some of 'em kind of gossipy, some of 'em stone-cold serious, some of 'em just lists of names you need to know. You'll also find photos from our new "Intermission@" series, details about the latest cast parties and various and sundry minutiae-the veritable flotsam and jetsam-from backstage, onstage, offstage and beyond… (more...)

BWW Reviews: Studio Tenn Delivers a Refreshing SOUND OF MUSIC to the Stage of The Franklin TheatreBWW Reviews: Studio Tenn Delivers a Refreshing SOUND OF MUSIC to the Stage of The Franklin Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2012

With a cast led by Broadway veterans Jessica Grove (who ideally captures the spirit and charm of Maria in her thoroughly captivating performance) and Ben Davis (tall and commanding as the naval captain torn by conflicting loyalties and social upheaval), Logan presents The Sound of Music you would expect from him, although in no way can you call it predictable or expected. To the contrary, Logan excels at delivering the unexpected and while The Sound of Music is probably the one show you would expect to be played out in the traditional, often-seen manner you've encountered in numerous other productions, he manages to surprise and delight you with his vision, his concept and his daring. (more...)

Broadway Vets Grové and Davis Star in Studio Tenn's SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 6/17Broadway Vets Grové and Davis Star in Studio Tenn's SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 6/17
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2012

Broadway veterans Jessica Grove and Ben Davis will star as Maria Rainer and Captain Georg Von Trapp in Studio Tenn Theatre Company's upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, playing at the historic Franklin Theatre tonight, May 31 through June 17. (more...)

Jessica Grove Stars as Maria in SOUND OF MUSIC, May 31 - June 17Jessica Grove Stars as Maria in SOUND OF MUSIC, May 31 - June 17
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Broadway veteran Jessica Grove will star as Maria Rainer in Studio Tenn Theatre Company's upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, playing at the historic Franklin Theatre May 31-June 17. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SOUND OF MUSIC Trailer Starring Jessica Grove and Ben Davis!STAGE TUBE: SOUND OF MUSIC Trailer Starring Jessica Grove and Ben Davis!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Broadway veterans Jessica Grove and Ben Davis will star as Maria Rainer and Captain Georg Von Trapp in Studio Tenn Theatre Company's upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, playing at the historic Franklin Theatre May 31-June 17. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Cori Laemmel Takes On The Friday Five Before Going Onstage For THE LAST FIVE YEARSBWW Interviews: Cori Laemmel Takes On The Friday Five Before Going Onstage For THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2012

Today's spotlight falls upon Cori Laemmel, who opens tonight in the reboot of Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years opposite her real-life husband Tyson Laemmel (following the critically acclaimed version that starred Ryan Greenawalt and Kacie Phillips for the first two weeks of the run) at Street Theatre Company. (more...)

Broadway Vets Grové and Davis To Star in Studio Tenn's Upcoming SOUND OF MUSICBroadway Vets Grové and Davis To Star in Studio Tenn's Upcoming SOUND OF MUSIC
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 9, 2012

Broadway veterans Jessica Grove and Ben Davis will star as Maria Rainer and Captain Georg Von Trapp in Studio Tenn Theatre Company's upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, playing at the historic Franklin Theatre May 31-June 17. (more...)

BROADWAY AT BETHLEHEM to Feature Wilkinson, Osborne and MoreBROADWAY AT BETHLEHEM to Feature Wilkinson, Osborne and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2012

What is described as 'an incredible slice of Broadway' comes to Franklin for the sixth annual Broadway at Bethlehem - Divas & Desserts benefit on Saturday, February 18 with an array of talented performers including Broadwayworld.com award-winning actors Dietz Osborne and Martha Wilkinson co-hosting and featuring singers Megan Murphy Chambers, Melodie Madden Adams, Laura Matula, Kandace Williams and Maggie McNulty at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Performing Arts Center, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road in Franklin, Tennessee. (more...)

BROADWAY AT BETHLEHEM to Feature Wilkinson, Osborne and MoreBROADWAY AT BETHLEHEM to Feature Wilkinson, Osborne and More
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 26, 2012

What is described as 'an incredible slice of Broadway' comes to Franklin for the sixth annual Broadway at Bethlehem - Divas & Desserts benefit on Saturday, February 18 with an array of talented performers including Broadwayworld.com award-winning actors Dietz Osborne and Martha Wilkinson co-hosting and featuring singers Megan Murphy Chambers, Melodie Madden Adams, Laura Matula, Kandace Williams and Maggie McNulty at the Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Performing Arts Center, 2419 Bethlehem Loop Road in Franklin, Tennessee. (more...)

BWWReviews: Circle Players' COMPANY Opens The 2012 Season With Praise-Worthy SuccessBWWReviews: Circle Players' COMPANY Opens The 2012 Season With Praise-Worthy Success
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 11, 2012

With a cast filled with some of Nashville's most talented stage performers, director Paul J. Cook's version of Company-now onstage at The Keeton Theatre in a sparkling new production from Circle Players-is brimming over with theatrical riches. But if you had to pick just one from among this cadre of showstopping stars, I'd pick one Ms. Debbie Kraski, whose Joanne in as memorable as any you might have seen, and as heartbreakingly genuine as any you might ever have hoped to witness. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Midwinter's First Night 2012, Part 2Photo Coverage: Midwinter's First Night 2012, Part 2
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 11, 2012

Named as First Night's Outstanding Musical of 2011 was Lipscomb University Theatre's production of Hairspray, directed and choreographed by Justin Boccitto. ACT 1's production of American Buffalo, directed by Ryan Williams, claimed top honors as First Night's Oustanding Play of 2011, and the national touring company's Memphis, the Musical, which played Andrew Jackson Hall at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center, was named as First Night's Outstanding Touring Production of 2011, besting productions of Spring Awakening, In The Heights, Wicked and Les Miserables. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Midwinter's First Night 2012Photo Coverage: Midwinter's First Night 2012
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 11, 2012

With a capacity crowd of 200 people on hand at The Keeton Theatre, First Night founder and executive producer Jeffrey Ellis, who covers theater, opera and dance throughout Tennessee for BroadwayWorld.com, unveiled his choices via First Night's Top 11 of 2011, while the winners of the BroadwayWorld.com Nashville and Tennessee Theatre Awards were announced by co-hosts Britt Byrd, Jamie Free, Katherine Sandoval Taylor and Lar'Juanette Williams. (more...)

First Night's Top 11 of 2011 Winners Announced at Midwinter's First Night EventFirst Night's Top 11 of 2011 Winners Announced at Midwinter's First Night Event
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2012

Playwright Nate Eppler, Mas Nashville's FIVE, the Boiler Room Theatre, Lipscomb University's Hairspray, ACT 1's American Buffalo and the national touring company of Memphis, the Musical were the top winners at Sunday night's Midwinter's First Night at Nashville's Keeton Theatre, which also featured the presentation of the BroadwayWorld.com Nashville and Tennessee theatre awards. (more...)

Mike Baum Leads Circle Players' Cast for Upcoming COMPANY in JanuaryMike Baum Leads Circle Players' Cast for Upcoming COMPANY in January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2012

When director Paul Cook held auditions for Circle Players' production of Stephen Sondheim's Company, he had no trouble finding a devoted and enthusiastic cast for the show, which opens January 6 at the Keeton Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAS Nashville Shakes Off the Malaise with CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HANGOVERBWW Reviews: MAS Nashville Shakes Off the Malaise with CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HANGOVER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 29, 2011

Each one a force of nature in her own right, the five women of MAS Nashville unleashed their superpowers and talents upon a Nashville audience for the third time this week with their Christmas Holiday Hangover, a fast-paced (if over-long) tribute to the holiday season that allowed each of the women her moment in the spotlight and which proved, once again, that the quintet know exactly what their audience wants. (more...)

MAS Nashville Tops The Holiday Wish List With HANGOVER ShowMAS Nashville Tops The Holiday Wish List With HANGOVER Show
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2011

Nashville audiences can relax about one particular holiday detail: Those five wonderful women of Mas Nashville are plotting their comeback. Erin Parker, Laura Matula, Melodie Madden Adams, Cori Laemmel and Megan Murphy Chambers return to the stage of the historic Belcourt Theatre on Wednesday, December 28, for A ChristMAS Holiday Hangover, the latest cabaret conquest from the multi-talented quintet of Nashville performers. (more...)

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