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BWW Review: Splashy West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZBWW Review: Splashy West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by Don Grigware - May 3, 2016

Once in a great while an extraordinary performer comes along, one that not only moves us, but also affects meteoric changes within our culture. Peter Allen, born Peter Woolnough in 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia and who died young in 1992, was one such mega-talented singer/dancer/musical composer, who appealed to a wide audience.Not at first, mind you; it took a few years in the 60s for him to realize his bisexuality and to understand who he was. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZCelebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Winners Announced - Taylor Fisher, Tamara Robertson and More!2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Winners Announced - Taylor Fisher, Tamara Robertson and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Houston winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 2016 Dance Concert & Pow-Wow Set for TNC, 2/5-14Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 2016 Dance Concert & Pow-Wow Set for TNC, 2/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 41st annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from February 5 to 14, 2016. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. 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...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update - Taylor Fisher in Big Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update - Taylor Fisher in Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. 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...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update - Adam Delka Leads Best Choreographer!2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update - Adam Delka Leads Best Choreographer!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. 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...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update - Taylor Fisher, Megan Nix Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update - Taylor Fisher, Megan Nix Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. 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...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/27 - Taylor Fisher, Tamara Robertson Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/27 - Taylor Fisher, Tamara Robertson Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. 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...)

Opera San Jose and Starting Arts to Bring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Local SchoolsOpera San Jose and Starting Arts to Bring THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to Local Schools
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

Opera San José, a professional regional opera company, today announced it has partnered with Starting Arts, an organization dedicated to promoting arts education for children in the Bay Area, to bring a condensed one-act touring opera of Rossini's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE to local elementary schools during the 2015-16 academic school year. The touring opera is appropriate for elementary as well as middle school students, and condensed into a 50-minute performance (including time for Q & A) to easily fit the school's schedule. (more...)

Dermatologist Joins Husband in Nacogdoches Healthcare CommunityDermatologist Joins Husband in Nacogdoches Healthcare Community
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

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BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS at SRO is Rousing Ammunition for Thought!BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS at SRO is Rousing Ammunition for Thought!
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 15, 2015

If you are socially conscious or have some type of social media account, you are well aware of the social injustices that seem to flood the timelines. In this past year, we have witnessed young black men assassinated at the hands of police officers as well as a massacre in Charleston, South Carolina where a deranged racist killed nine parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Hashtags such as #Handsupdontshoot and #BlackLivesMatter have become the popular catch phrases in the juggernaut of social media. I know you are asking, 'What in the hell does this have to do with ASSASSINS the musical?' This show addresses so much more than the psychopathic motives of the nine assassins; it makes one question the gun control laws of then and now. Going into the theatre, I was excited to see a musical that I love and know very well, but my thoughts changed immediately at curtain call. (more...)

DON QUIXOTE Opens Tonight at Amphibian StageDON QUIXOTE Opens Tonight at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2015 season, The QUIXOTIC DAYS AND ERRANT NIGHTS OF THE KNIGHT ERRANT DON QUIXOTE by Brenda Withers, next Today, kicking off a four-week run of the play. (more...)

DON QUIXOTE to Open 7/9 at Amphibian StageDON QUIXOTE to Open 7/9 at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2015 season, The QUIXOTIC DAYS AND ERRANT NIGHTS OF THE KNIGHT ERRANT DON QUIXOTE by Brenda Withers, next Thursday, kicking off a four-week run of the play. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DEAD SIMPLE, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, June 29 2015BWW Reviews: DEAD SIMPLE, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, June 29 2015
by Jenny Antill - Jun 30, 2015

Peter James is synonymous when referring to crime fiction. Following the acclaim received by the stage adaptation of A Perfect Murder last year, Dead Simple is the next novel to receive the same treatment (adapted by Shaun McKenna). The book was an overnight sensation and is now a number one best-seller so it was clearly an obvious choice for the producers. Based on James' research, it seems that the vast majority of people fear fear itself. Breaking this down further, the fear of being alone and in this story's case, being buried alive. This is a seemingly universal fear that James experienced head on when writing this book! (more...)

Square Will Name Earvin 'Magic' Johnson to Board of DirectorsSquare Will Name Earvin 'Magic' Johnson to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

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BWW Review: Who is Really the ACCOMPLICE, and What is Going On?BWW Review: Who is Really the ACCOMPLICE, and What is Going On?
by Shari Barrett - May 31, 2015

Martin Thompson directs Rupert Holmes' intriguing murder mystery ACCOMPLICE at Theater 40 with reverence to actors and what they go through to put on a play as well as to put up with each other. The first act seems like a fairly normal British offering with four characters all seemingly trying to outdo each other to gain control of the two husbands' mutual business by having affairs with each other in every possible combination. A particularly shocking revelation just prior to intermission will have you wondering just who is the accomplice trying to assist the perpetrator in getting away with murder. (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN CRIME - *Season Finale* on ABC - Tonight, May 14, 2015Scoop: AMERICAN CRIME - *Season Finale* on ABC - Tonight, May 14, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 14, 2015

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN CRIME - Season Finale, airing on ABC tonight, May 14, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN CRIME on ABC - Tonight, May 7, 2015Scoop: AMERICAN CRIME on ABC - Tonight, May 7, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 7, 2015

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN CRIME, airing on ABC tonight, May 7, 2015! (more...)

Scoop: AMERICAN CRIME - *Season Finale* on ABC - Thursday, May 14, 2015Scoop: AMERICAN CRIME - *Season Finale* on ABC - Thursday, May 14, 2015
by TV Scoop - Apr 27, 2015

Get all the scoop on AMERICAN CRIME - Season Finale, airing on ABC on Thursday, May 14, 2015! (more...)

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