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Life of Theater Patriarch A.W. CHAFFIN To Be CelebratedLife of Theater Patriarch A.W. CHAFFIN To Be Celebrated
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 23, 2015

Members of the Nashville theater community will gather today to lay to rest - and celebrate the thriving legacy - of A.W. 'Big John' Chaffin, the founder of Music City's first professional theater company and the patriarch of one of the first families of Tennessee theater. (more...)

BWW Review: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE Brings Old Hollywood Fun to Winter Park PlayhouseBWW Review: A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE Brings Old Hollywood Fun to Winter Park Playhouse
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 12, 2015

Winter Park Playhouse prides itself on being the home of feel-good musical theatre in Central Florida, and their traditional slate of familiar titles and standard-centric revues almost always has you leaving with a smile on your face. However, with their current show, A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, running through March 28th, the beloved theatre company has seemingly risen to a new level of satisfying warm and fuzziness. The show, which was nominated for nine Tonys in 1980, won two statues; the first for Tommy Tune (who also directed) and Thommie Walsh's choreography, while Priscilla Lopez took home the award for Best Featured Actress. With book and lyrics by Dick Vosburgh and music by Frank Lazarus, the play consists of two loosely connected, toe-tapping, side-splitting acts that pay homage to old Hollywood. Despite the show's pedigree, it is rarely ever produced, but with Michael Edwards' extremely tight direction, and the best collection of talent that I have ever seen at WPP, it makes you wonder why this musical bundle of joy isn't part of every regional theatre's repertoire. (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Michael EdwardsWHERE ARE THEY NOW? Michael Edwards
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 27, 2015

Now making his home in Florida - while continuing to pursue his almost 50-years-long (he's currently on year number 49) career on stages all over the country, Michael Edwards tells us this week all about his time spent in Nashville and where those years have led him… (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse Presents DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, 3/6-28Winter Park Playhouse Presents DAY IN HOLLYWOOD/NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE, 3/6-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

The Winter Park Playhouse continues its popular Mainstage Series of musicals with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine March 6-28, 2015. (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Michael Bouson and Joe CorrellWHERE ARE THEY NOW? Michael Bouson and Joe Correll
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 7, 2015

Today's spotlight falls upon Michael Bouson and Joe Correll, two of the loveliest people I've ever known. Creative and imaginative, they brought their hilarious hijinks to the stage when they founded The Avante Garage Comedy Repertory Theatre, a comedy improv/musical theater company that set stages afire throughout Music City, introducing some of the region's best-loved performers to audiences who still remember every joke, every laugh and every song. Now living in Los Angeles, where they are both involved in television production, Michael and Joe made a triumphant return to Nashville in late August, when they were saluted at The First Night Honors of 2014. (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Chambers Stevens Checks InWHERE ARE THEY NOW? Chambers Stevens Checks In
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 18, 2014

Today's spotlight falls upon Chambers Stevens, who defines the word "multi-hyphenate." (Seriously, look in a dictionary-they still make dictionaries, don't they?-and you'll find his headshot next to the word.) He is an actor-director-playwright-acting coach-producer-consultant-husband-and-father. And in 2012, he was recognized as a First Night Honoree for the role he has played in the development of theater in Tennessee. (more...)

Celebrating Christmas Onstage: What's Your Favorite Show?Celebrating Christmas Onstage: What's Your Favorite Show?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2014

Inspired by all the seasonal festivities that abound, we asked people in the theater community to share their favorite things to see onstage during the run-up to Christmas… (more...)

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Mark DelabarreWHERE ARE THEY NOW? Mark Delabarre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2014

More importantly, perhaps, since I know where the bodies are buried-both literally and figuratively-I am provided a unique perspective on the personalities that have shaped theater in Tennessee for at least the past 30 years (I was five years old when I started in this gig). Today you will be introduced to one of the finest actors to ever walk onto a Tennessee stage via our brand new feature series…WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Our first subject is Mark Delabarre, who who spoke with us from his home in New York City. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Open Season with THE FOREIGNER, 10/26-11/9Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Open Season with THE FOREIGNER, 10/26-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

What do you do when someone new and different comes to visit? Do you underestimate their power to shake things up? (more...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/12-10/04The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/12-10/04
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Winter Park Playhouse presents the award-winning Broadway musical comedy, They're Playing Our Song, September 12 through October 4, 2014. Performances are Friday and Today evenings at 7:30 pm, Today and select Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm and select Wednesday, Thursday and Friday matinees at 2:00 pm. A special 'Third Thursday' performance is September 25 at 7:30 pm. The preview performance is Thursday September 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park PlayhouseBWW Reviews: They're Playing Our (Grandparents) Song at Winter Park Playhouse
by Justin J Sacramone - Sep 19, 2014

Vernon Gersch, a 70's songwriter, is a punctual and sarcastic stick in the mud and Sonia Walsk practices candor and tardiness. So when he proposes to join forces with Sonia it is clear from the start that these two are going to make a comedically disastrous pairing. A score by Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager and jokes by Neil Simon, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG is a passe musical about the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager. It is also The Winter Park Playhouse's third show of the season, conveniently starring the Company's Executive and Artistic Directors. (more...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Now thru 10/04The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Now thru 10/04
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Winter Park Playhouse presents the award-winning Broadway musical comedy, They're Playing Our Song, today, September 12 through October 4, 2014. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, Saturday and select Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm and select Wednesday, Thursday and Friday matinees at 2:00 pm. A special 'Third Thursday' performance is September 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/12-10/04The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/12-10/04
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

The Winter Park Playhouse presents the award-winning Broadway musical comedy, They're Playing Our Song, September 12 through October 4, 2014. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, Saturday and select Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm and select Wednesday, Thursday and Friday matinees at 2:00 pm. A special 'Third Thursday' performance is September 25 at 7:30 pm. The preview performance is Thursday September 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

ARSENIC AND OLD LACE to Play Florida Repertory Theatre, 1/7-29ARSENIC AND OLD LACE to Play Florida Repertory Theatre, 1/7-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Florida Repertory Theatre has announced the opening of the beloved American classic, Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, a comedy that kills with kindness. Made famous on the silver screen starring Cary Grant, Arsenic and Old Lace plays at Florida Rep January 10 through 29 with four nearly sold out discounted previews January 7, 8, and 9. (more...)

Sue Monk Kidd's 'The Invention of Wings' Named OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2.0's Third SelectionSue Monk Kidd's 'The Invention of Wings' Named OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB 2.0's Third Selection
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, O, The Oprah Magazine and Oprah.com announced today the newest Oprah's Book Club 2.0 selection, 'The Invention of Wings' by Sue Monk Kidd (Viking). (more...)

Florida Rep to Present MY THREE ANGELS, 12/3-22Florida Rep to Present MY THREE ANGELS, 12/3-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

This hilarious and touching story is perfect for the whole family and plays in the Historic Arcade Theatre Dec. 6-22 with four nearly sold out preview performances on Dec. 3-5. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JEKYLL AND HYDE, The Southwark Playhouse, September 27 2013BWW Reviews: JEKYLL AND HYDE, The Southwark Playhouse, September 27 2013
by Alice Chappell - Sep 28, 2013

Flipping the Bird's striking take on a classic is an eerie, surreal production, swinging effectively from snuffed-up and abstract to the palpably mundane. Jekyll and Hyde will run at the Southwark Playhouse until October 19 2013. (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse's I LOVE YOU...NOW CHANGE a Familiar Story Full of Heart, FunWinter Park Playhouse's I LOVE YOU...NOW CHANGE a Familiar Story Full of Heart, Fun
by Matthew Allen - Sep 17, 2013

There are few things as reassuring as a familiar story; be it a favorite bedtime story, the story of your first date, or the story you tell your friends about your first date; and for theatre fans in Central Florida, there are few things as familiar as 'I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change' at the Winter Park Playhouse. (more...)

Keeley Hawes, Lee Evans & Sheila Hancock Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX at Wyndham's Theatre, Opening TodayKeeley Hawes, Lee Evans & Sheila Hancock Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX at Wyndham's Theatre, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Clive Exton's new comedy Barking In Essex, starring Keeley Hawes, Sheila Hancock, and Lee Evans opens at Wyndham's Theatre, today, Monday 16 September 2013. (more...)

Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock to Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX Premiere at Wyndham's Theatre from 16 September 2013Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock to Star in Exton's BARKING IN ESSEX Premiere at Wyndham's Theatre from 16 September 2013
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2013

Clive Exton's new comedy, BARKING IN ESSEX, starring Lee Evans and Sheila Hancock, will premiere at Wyndham's Theatre today 16 September 2013, following previews from 6 September. (more...)

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