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Hearty Winter Dinner Slated for Final Weekend of Possum Point Players' HARVEYHearty Winter Dinner Slated for Final Weekend of Possum Point Players' HARVEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The main, if invisible, character might be a large white bunny, but rabbit food is definitely not center stage on the menu for Possum Point Player's presentation of the classic comedy, HARVEY. Freshly prepared in the Possums kitchen, a hearty winter dinner of soup, salad, Chicken Harve entree and apple crisp dessert is served up for the final weekend, Feb. 5, 6, and 7. (more...)

BWW Review: Don't Speak!  Just Go See BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at the ParamountBWW Review: Don't Speak! Just Go See BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at the Paramount
by Jay Irwin - Feb 3, 2016

Let me start by saying that I've never seen the original movie of "Bullets Over Broadway" all the way through. I'm just not a Woody Allen fan. So a musical interpretation of it didn't exactly thrill me. So what about the current production turned me around? Was it the story? It's cute but nothing life changing. Was it the music? All the songs are minor adaptations of old standards from the 1920's and 30's so not really. No, it was the cast currently playing at the Paramount that took this fun show and amped it up to zany hilarity and made it an absolute delight. (more...)

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside Shoots 'Em DeadBWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside Shoots 'Em Dead
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 29, 2016

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's national tour tour shot over to the Fox Performing Arts Center (PAC) in Riverside for a single performance on January 27th, after a run at the Pantages. The top-notch cast delivered a hilarious night of theatre at the Fox, with fabulous dancing and singing. (more...)

Possum Point Players' HARVEY Opens 1/29Possum Point Players' HARVEY Opens 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Siblings often have spats, but when one claims a tall, invisible rabbit is his best friend, it can truly tax the family ties. Just how far a sister will go to keep her brother and his big eared white friend out of the public eye is the plot of the American comedy classic "Harvey." Presented as Possum Point Players' winter dinner theatre, "Harvey" opens Friday, Jan. 29. (more...)

BWW Review: Non-Equity BULLETS OVER BROADWAY National Tour Kills in Fun L.A. PremiereBWW Review: Non-Equity BULLETS OVER BROADWAY National Tour Kills in Fun L.A. Premiere
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 21, 2016

While certainly far from a perfect show (both in staging and execution), the bus-and-truck version of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY - THE MUSICAL---the quirky and highly-amusing stage musical adaptation of the 1994 big screen comedy penned by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath---is nonetheless a supremely fun and engaging stage iteration had me in stitches for much of its two hilarious acts, which have been enhanced by lots of silly, old-fashioned antics and an array of surprisingly top-notch musical/acting performances from a solid, mostly young cast. I can honestly say that this production---now finishing up its Los Angeles premiere performances at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through January 24---is quite possibly the most enjoyable non-equity first national tour I've watched in a long, long time---a wonderful surprise considering such enterprises have a long, contentious history of enticing lots of industry controversy and skepticism even before the curtain goes up. (more...)

Tickets to Possum Point Players' HARVEY Now on SaleTickets to Possum Point Players' HARVEY Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

If your brother's best friend is a tall, invisible rabbit, is that any reason to have him confined at Chumley's Rest sanitarium? In Possum Point Players' winter dinner theatre production of the classic comedy 'Harvey,' Elwood Dowd's sister Veta tries that. However, not even an invisible and somewhat magic rabbit could have predicted the chain of events that Veta sets off as she attempts to have him locked up, hopefully along with Harvey. (more...)

BWW Review: Unexpectedly Entertaining BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Spray Like ConfettiBWW Review: Unexpectedly Entertaining BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Spray Like Confetti
by Don Grigware - Jan 6, 2016

As Helen Sinclair (Emma Stratton) holds her hand over playwright David Shayne's (Michael Williams) mouth (picture above), fans of the 1994 film Bullets Over Broadway are bound to chuckle as they remember the famously unforgettable line spoken by the movie's Helen Sinclair Oscar winner Dianne Weist, 'Don't speak!' Weist, Jennifer Tilly as Olive and Chaz Palminteri as Cheech stole the brilliant film, so when I heard a couple of years ago that they were rehashing this for a Broadway musical, my reaction was 'Sacrilege! Why? Don't tamper with perfection!' Well, they didn't listen to me, obviously, as the musical went forward, and for some sketchy reasons, was a flop on Broadway. Let me tell you, as reluctant as I was to see the musical now onstage at the Pantages through January 24, I am glad I did, for it is actually quite good, with mostly sparkling performances, ingenious choreography recreated from Susan Stroman's original, fabulous costumes by William Ivey Long...and it's faithful to the film. No one dared to touch Woody Allen's uncannily sharp plot, dialogue and laugh lines. Yes, it could have an original score, but what is accomplished with the old standards aiding in moving the story forward, kind of like in Mamma Mia, works damn well. It's fun, ear and eye-filling entertainment! (more...)

Nicholas McGegan to Conduct Beethoven's 'Emperor' Piano Concerto with Pasadena Symphony, 1/9Nicholas McGegan to Conduct Beethoven's 'Emperor' Piano Concerto with Pasadena Symphony, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Start your New Year off right with the Pasadena Symphony and Principal Guest Conductor Nicholas McGegan as he delivers Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5, the 'Emperor, on January 9th at Ambassador Auditorium. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards Update - Bee Hall in Big Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards Update - Bee Hall in Big Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham 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...)

Cape Town Opera Announces 2016 Season, Including SALOME, THE MAGIC FLUTE and CARMENCape Town Opera Announces 2016 Season, Including SALOME, THE MAGIC FLUTE and CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Cape Town Opera hopes to provide a feast for opera lovers with its 2016 season, which was recently announced in the Mother City. The company's young international opera stars have joined forces with a new team of award-winning creative minds to make next year a memorable one for grand opera. (more...)

STANDARD TIME Extends Run at The Duke on 42nd StreetSTANDARD TIME Extends Run at The Duke on 42nd Street
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Producers have announced that Mark Stuart Dance Theatre's critically acclaimed new dance musical, Standard Time, will extend its limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42nd Street) in NYC two additional weeks, now through Sunday, December 20, 2015. The new dance musical, which Dance Magazine called "Spectacular," features direction and choreography by award-winning choreographer Mark Stuart (Women on the Verge..., The Bandstand). Standard Time began performances Sunday, November 15, 2015. To purchase tickets, please visit: www.standardtimetix.org (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards Update - Bee Hall, Talia Pepke Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards Update - Bee Hall, Talia Pepke Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham 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...)

Tickets to BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at The Orpheum on Sale 12/18Tickets to BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at The Orpheum on Sale 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

The Orpheum Theatre announced today that individual tickets for the Memphis premiere of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath (Beautiful) for the 1994 film, will go on sale Friday, December 18 at 10:00 AM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mark Stuart on the Relevance of New Dance Musical, STANDARD TIMEBWW Interview: Mark Stuart on the Relevance of New Dance Musical, STANDARD TIME
by Reilly Hickey - Nov 27, 2015

Mark Stuart Dance Theatre's critically acclaimed new dance musical, Standard Time, will play a limited engagement at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 W 42nd Street) in NYC Sunday, November 15 through Sunday, December 6, 2015. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards Update 11/27 - Bee Hall, Shelley McMoy Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards Update 11/27 - Bee Hall, Shelley McMoy Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Birmingham 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...)

MANDELA TRILOGY to Tour UK and Ireland, August 2016MANDELA TRILOGY to Tour UK and Ireland, August 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera are delighted to present the return of Mandela Trilogy, opening at Wales Millennium Centre on 24 August 2016, followed by a UK and Ireland Tour, finishing on 24 September 2016. (more...)

Homegrown Opera for Local Voices in Cape Town Opera's FOUR:30 at the Artscape TheatreHomegrown Opera for Local Voices in Cape Town Opera's FOUR:30 at the Artscape Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Cape Town Opera's FOUR:30, presented in collaboration with UCT Opera School, pairs up four notable South African composers with four acclaimed writers to create half hour works that are powerful and innovative, telling contemporary African stories in imaginative new ways. (more...)

CRITIC'S CHOICE: Get Ahead of the Holiday RushCRITIC'S CHOICE: Get Ahead of the Holiday Rush
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2015

Turkeys are on-sale at your local supermarket, so there's no better way to know Thanksgiving is just around the corner - yep, less than two weeks away! - which means that local theater companies will be unleashing their holiday season productions with enough productions of A Christmas Story (both the musical and the play), It's A Wonderful Life and Ebenezer Scrooge-led shows that you could shake a stick at! (more...)

BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is Boffo in Music CityBWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is Boffo in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 11, 2015

Gimme a chorus line of gorgeous girls with gams up to here, a tap-dancing mob of darkly handsome wise guys, a serious lady of the theater whose teeth marks may be found all around a stage set - place them amid a whimsical and altogether unbelievable plot as thin as the best of the old-time movie musicals, complete with a score of tuneful hits from the jazz age, then throw 'em a laugh-out-loud funny script by Woody Allen - and I am in musical theater nirvana. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Tour Comes to Andrew Jackson Hall This WeekBULLETS OVER BROADWAY Tour Comes to Andrew Jackson Hall This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The national tour of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will make its Nashville premiere at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall during a limited, one-week engagement tonight, November 10-15, 2015. (more...)

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