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BWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC Warms Audiences at Dearborn Players GuildBWW Reviews: SOUTH PACIFIC Warms Audiences at Dearborn Players Guild
by Anton Anderssen - Nov 30, 2014

The Players Guild is performing an updated version of South Pacific, and it remains as great as the first time I saw it. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Steve Kazee and More Set for 'SPARKLE' Holiday Benefit at Rockwell Next MonthLaura Bell Bundy, Steve Kazee and More Set for 'SPARKLE' Holiday Benefit at Rockwell Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

It's the most wonderful time of year because Scott Nevins (one of the breakout stars of Bravo's new hit show The People's Couch) brings his star-studded Holiday benefit SPARKLE: An All-Star Holiday Concert back to Los Angeles on Thursday, December 11that 7:30pm to Rockwell: Table & Stage where it will once again benefit the programs and services of The Actors Fund (www.actorsfund.org)! (more...)

Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, 12/04-21Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, 12/04-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2014

Starring San Francisco's four top drag luminaries, Victoria Theatre presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES. The formula is reasonably straightforward. Take 4 talented drag performers, cast them in two classic Xmas episodes of the ground-breaking and uproarious TV show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and joviality will ensue. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

2Y announces casting for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the acclaimed American Songbook series. Cady Huffman, Liz Callaway, Kate Baldwin, Peter Cincotti and Jason Danieley are among the performers interpreting the works of Stephen Sondheim; Irving Berlin; Sheldon Harnick; and such songwriters as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein, who so eloquently illuminated New York City's essence in song. Mitzi Gaynor makes a special guest appearance for the show on Hollywood's Leading Ladies - only the fourth time the legendary entertainer has performed in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of SOUTH PACIFIC at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of SOUTH PACIFIC at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 3, 2014

Rodgers and Hammerstein's award-winning South Pacific is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener. The musical is set on an island paradise during World War II and tells two parallel love stories against the dangers of prejudice and war and the importance of valuing diversity. Its portrayal of Americans stationed in an alien culture in wartime is as relevant today as when it first thrilled audiences in 1949. Playing at Westchester Broadway Theatre through January 25, 2015, you can check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

WBT's SOUTH PACIFIC to Donate Opening Night Sales to Hudson Valley Honor FlightWBT's SOUTH PACIFIC to Donate Opening Night Sales to Hudson Valley Honor Flight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre will be donating a portion of all ticket sales for the opening night of SOUTH PACIFIC to sponsor the upcoming October 18th flight from Westchester with the second flight following in April of 2015. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SOUTH PACIFICWestchester Broadway Theatre Presents SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents South Pacific September 25-November 30, and December 31-January 25. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Costume Designer Katherine Snider Talks PETE N' KEELYBWW Interviews: Costume Designer Katherine Snider Talks PETE N' KEELY
by Katricia Lang - Aug 25, 2014

I got the chance to talk to Costume Designer Katherine Snider, the woman who helped put the glitz in Stages Repertory Theatre's glitzy and fun production of PETE N' KEELY. (more...)

SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23SM Playhouse's 2 ACROSS to Open 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse Presents the 10th Anniversary production Jerry Mayer's 2 ACROSS Opening August 23, 2014. Can A Crossword Puzzle Change Your Life? A commuter train leaves San Francisco Airport at 4:15 a.m. on its way to the East Bay. A man and a woman who have nothing in common but their crossword puzzles are on that BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train. She takes crosswords (and life) very seriously; he treats everything like a game. By the time they reach East Bay their lives have changed. Over 40 Million people in the U.S. do crossword puzzles every day. Most never finish them; a driven few would rather die than give up. 2 ACROSS has one of each, and the sparks that fly will have you laughing till you drop. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. - Betty Buckley, Helen Reddy, Jason Gould, Shirley Jones & More!BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. - Betty Buckley, Helen Reddy, Jason Gould, Shirley Jones & More!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - May 27, 2014

Over two dozen stars of film, stage and television were given a standing ovation by a sold out crowd for the 30th Anniversary of S.T.A.G.E. at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA Saturday, May 10, 2014. And, on hand to get up close and personal with the stars, were BWW TV's longtime Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling with Videographer/Co-Producer, Jordan Santacana. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Feature: Nearly $275 Thousand Dollars Raised by APLA at last S.T.A.G.E. BenefitBWW Feature: Nearly $275 Thousand Dollars Raised by APLA at last S.T.A.G.E. Benefit
by Don Grigware - May 21, 2014

The 30th Anniversary production, which featured an Emmy®, Grammy® and Tony® Award-winning cast, remains the world's longest-running annual benefit for HIV/AIDS funding (more...)

The Mountain Play Association to Present 101st Season with SOUTH PACIFIC, 5/18-6/15The Mountain Play Association to Present 101st Season with SOUTH PACIFIC, 5/18-6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

The Mountain Play - 'A Great Outdoor Theatre Adventure' and the San Francisco Bay Area's most magical outdoor theater experience, is proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical South Pacific directed by Linda Dunn for its 101st season in 2014. (more...)

Nevada Ballet Theatre to Honor Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White BalletNevada Ballet Theatre to Honor Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ballet
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) announced today that it will honor dancer, choreographer, actress, producer, director and author Debbie Allen as Woman of the Year for the 31st Annual Black & White Ball. The recipient of numerous awards, including a Tony Award, Golden Globe and three Emmy Awards among others, Allen's many contributions to the performing arts and entertainment industry will be celebrated on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at ARIA Resort & Casino, CityCenter. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TCM Giant Robert Osborne to Host S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies May 10 at the Saban TheatreBWW Interviews: TCM Giant Robert Osborne to Host S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies May 10 at the Saban Theatre
by Don Grigware - Apr 30, 2014

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Feinstein's at the Nikko to Celebrate First Anniversary Throughout MayFeinstein's at the Nikko to Celebrate First Anniversary Throughout May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the one-year anniversary of Feinstein's at the Nikko with a lineup of stars from stage and screen, along with local luminaries, during the month of May. Since opening its doors in May 2013, Feinstein's at the Nikko has quickly been embraced by locals and tourists alike and was recently named one of the 'Top 10 Best Music Venues in San Francisco' (SFist). Located within Hotel Nikko (222 Mason Street, San Francisco), Feinstein's at the Nikko has played host to a wide variety of entertainers, including Sutton Foster, Tommy Tune, Paula West, Linda Eder, Steve Tyrell, Mitzi Gaynor, and Cheyenne Jackson to name a few! Tickets for all upcoming performers are available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera Attend PDS Gypsy Awards LuncheonPhoto Flash: Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera Attend PDS Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honoring Leslie Caron and Dee Dee Wood and the late Marc Breaux was held on March 30, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Broadway's Dick Van Dyke and Chita Rivera were in attendance, and you can check out a photo of them together below! (more...)

Grammy Winning Pianist John McDaniel Talks S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the MOVIESGrammy Winning Pianist John McDaniel Talks S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the MOVIES
by Don Grigware - Mar 24, 2014

On Saturday May 10 S.T.A.G.E. (Southland Theatrical Artists Goodwill Event) will present its annual show at the Saban Theatre on Wilshire Blvd in Beverly Hills, this year entitled S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the MOVIES, directed by David Galligan with musical direction from the incomparable John McDaniel. Grammy, Tony and Emmy winning composer, musician McDaniel took time out of his busy rehearsal schedule to chat about the evening. (more...)

Leslie Caron to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Award Luncheon, 3/30Leslie Caron to be Honored at PDS' Annual Gypsy Award Luncheon, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Award winning actress and dancer, Leslie Caron, has been named the honoree for the Professional Dancers Society (PDS) annual Gypsy Award Luncheon, it was announced by PDS President, Mitzi Gaynor and PDS Board Chairman, Joni Berry. Ms. Caron will be honored on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel (9876 Wilshire Blvd.) and famed dancers/choreographers Dee Dee Wood and the late Marc Breaux will receive a special PDS Choreography Award, for their extraordinary contribution to dance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/23/2014Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Tampa (more...)

S.T.A.G.E. GOES TO THE MOVIES Event on 5/10  Features All-Star CastS.T.A.G.E. GOES TO THE MOVIES Event on 5/10 Features All-Star Cast
by Shari Barrett - Feb 19, 2014

Broadway, television and film star CHEYENNE JACKSON will make his first appearance in the 30th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (S.T.A.G.E.) "S.T.A.G.E. Goes to the Movies," being held on Saturday, May 10th at the historic Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills. LAINIE KAZAN, RICHARD CHAMBERLAIN, MITZI GAYNOR, and JASON GOULD will also be making their first S.T.A.G.E. appearances and Tony® Award winner BETTY BUCKLEY will make her second S.T.A.G.E. turn. (more...)

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