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BWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Goes Great Guns at The Memphis OrpheumBWW Review: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Goes Great Guns at The Memphis Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - May 20, 2016

The lights come up, jazz age gangsters rush the stage and fire at the backdrop with their machine guns, and the words BULLETS OVER BROADWAY appears in lights--a perfect intro for a madcap caper. Let the fun begin! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer of MANDELA TRILOGY UK TourSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer of MANDELA TRILOGY UK Tour
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2016

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.   BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

BWW Review: SISTER ACT Warrants PraiseBWW Review: SISTER ACT Warrants Praise
by Marietta Lunceford - May 7, 2016

Having just seen a beautiful production of THE SECRET GARDEN at Red Mountain Theatre Company two short weeks ago, I was surprised to turn my calendar and realize I was headed back there so soon for SISTER ACT. Once again, RMTC has outdone themselves with a stellar performance. (more...)

BWW Review: Lively and Hilarious BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at The Peabody Opera HouseBWW Review: Lively and Hilarious BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at The Peabody Opera House
by Chris Gibson - May 6, 2016

If you think about it, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is the perfect Woody Allen film to turn into a Broadway musical, especially since it pokes fun at the process of producing one. Add some particularly well drawn characters (book by Allen, based on the original screenplay written with Douglas McGrath) and a copious amount of humor, and combine that with a score that cherry-picks a wealth of classic period music, and you've got a winning combination. The current touring production, which is stopping briefly at The Peabody Opera House (one night only - May 5, 2016), is a hilariously engaging show, full of flashy song and dance numbers from a bygone era, that shouldn't be missed. (more...)

STEPPENWOLF Set for The New School Auditorium, 5/11-12STEPPENWOLF Set for The New School Auditorium, 5/11-12
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Steppenwolf saga gets a new treatment in the world premiere of Steppenwolf - a musical retelling. Written and composed by 21-year-old Dutch protege Jochem le Cointre (class of 2016), The first ever staged adaptation of Hermann Hesse's classic novel, originally published in Germany in 1928, the show features a 15-piece chamber orchestra; an ensemble of students from The New School's College of Performing Arts; a cast of New York City actors and singers, including several from The New School's Mannes School of Music, School of Drama, and Lang Theater; and dancers from the renowned Martha Graham Dance Company. Choreography is by Tadej Brdnik, the former principal dancer of the Martha Graham Dance Company. Two performances will be staged on May 11 & May 12, 2016 at 7pm at The Auditorium at The New School, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011.  Tickets are free (first come, first seated) and can be reserved by visiting EventBrite. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet Michael WilliamsBWW Interview: Meet Michael Williams
by Caroline Sposto - May 3, 2016

Next week the Memphis Orpheum will teem with gun-toting lugs in pinstripes and leggy Jazz Age chorines as BULLETS OVER BROADWAY takes the stage. This roaring twenties crime comedy, based on Woody Allen's 1994 film by the same title was transformed for the stage with Susan Stroman's guidance. In Allen's film, the lead character, David Shayne, was played by John Cusack. In this stage version, a young actor named Michael Williams inhabits the role. (more...)

BWW Review: Sweating Bullets at BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Little EffectBWW Review: Sweating Bullets at BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Little Effect
by Patrick O'Brien - Apr 27, 2016

Woody Allen's film is promising source material for a musical. This is what we got. (more...)

Under Armour Partners with University of California, BerkeleyUnder Armour Partners with University of California, Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

BERKELEY, Calif., April 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The University of California, Berkeley and Under Armour (NYSE:UA) today announced a new, 10-year agreement that will benefit both the athletic department and the greater campus community. Under Armour Founder and CEO Kevin Plank joined Director of Athletics H. Michael Williams to introduce the partnership between one of the country's most prestigious collegiate athletic programs and the global leader in performance footwear and apparel. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY VFull Cast Set for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's HENRY V
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Ahead of celebrating Shakespeare400, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre announce their full casting for Henry V. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Tour Coming to Providence Performing Arts Center, 5/31-6/5BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Tour Coming to Providence Performing Arts Center, 5/31-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Bringing musical comedy back with a bang! Tickets are on sale now for the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC)'s engagement of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, May 31 - June 5, 2016. In Providence, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY is a part of the Encore Series and is sponsored by Coastway Community Bank. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY National Tour Coming to Memphis in MayBULLETS OVER BROADWAY National Tour Coming to Memphis in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The national tour of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath (Beautiful) for the 1994 film, will play in Memphis beginning Monday, May 16 and running through Sunday, May 22. (more...)

MTC to Host David Hare in Conversation with Julian BurnsideMTC to Host David Hare in Conversation with Julian Burnside
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Internationally renowned, multi award-winning writer David Hare will join Julian Burnside to talk politics, public institutions, art and the writing life on Sunday 1 May at Southbank Theatre.  (more...)

Pypestream Appoints New President to Continue GrowthPypestream Appoints New President to Continue Growth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

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Ali Stroker to Star in Reading for New Musical Comedy (UN)LUCKY IN LOVEAli Stroker to Star in Reading for New Musical Comedy (UN)LUCKY IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

(Un)Lucky In Love, a heroic romantic musical comedy by award-winning writers Crystal Skillman & Bobby Cronin, will receive a developmental reading this week with a starry cast led by Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening, 'Glee') in a role that would be a first in Broadway musical theatre history -- a lead character who is disabled played by a disabled actor. (more...)

Tickets to BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at PrivateBank Theatre on Sale FridayTickets to BULLETS OVER BROADWAY at PrivateBank Theatre on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

?Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the Chicago 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 on Friday, February 19.  The staged production of this worldwide smash-hit film will play the newly named The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe) April 19 through May 1, 2016. (more...)

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...)

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