Mr. Lyons News

Everyman Theatre Presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Hailed as 'flat-out funny!' by the Hollywood Reporter, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark makes its Baltimore/DC premiere at Everyman Theatre, running from today, April 16th through May 11th. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Present BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, 4/16-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Hailed as 'flat-out funny!' by the Hollywood Reporter, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark makes its Baltimore/DC premiere at Everyman Theatre, running from April 16th through May 11th. Resident Company Member Dawn Ursula will play the title role of Vera Stark, alongside fellow Company Members Beth Hylton and Wil Love. Walter Dallas makes his Everyman directorial debut with the regional premiere. (more...)

Fugard Theatre Wins Fleur du Cap and Naledi Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Two superb productions, produced by the Fugard Theatre in Cape Town, have been awarded prestigious Fleur du Cap and Naledi Theatre Awards. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Extends to End of April 2014 at Fugard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 09, 2014

BLOOD BROTHERS, adapted and directed by David Kramer and produced by Eric Abraham and Pieter Toerien, has been extended its run at the Fugard Theatre until the end of April 2014 after bagging several nominations for Naledi and Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards. (more...)

Smash Hit Musical BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Cape Town Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Following two successful seasons at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town and Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg, Willy Russell's acclaimed West End musical BLOOD BROTHERS returns to the Mother City for a run at the Fugard Theatre, starting tonight, 12 February 2013. The production, adapted and directed by David Kramer, is produced by Pieter Toerien and Eric Abraham. (more...)

Smash Hit Musical BLOOD BROTHERS Returns to Cape Town, Beg. Feb 12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Following two successful seasons at Theatre on the Bay in Cape Town and Pieter Toerien's Montecasino Theatre in Johannesburg, Willy Russell's acclaimed West End musical BLOOD BROTHERS returns to the Mother City for a run at the Fugard Theatre, starting 12 February 2013. The production, adapted and directed by David Kramer, is produced by Pieter Toerien and Eric Abraham. (more...)

Ross Wild, Michael Vinsen and More Set for BARE Transfer to Greenwich Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 09, 2013

The cult rock musical BARE will transfer to Greenwich Theatre for a limited run from tonight 9 to Saturday 27 October 2013 (press night Friday 11 October) following its sold-out European Premiere at the Union Theatre. Full listings below, tickets on sale now. (more...)

Ross Wild, Michael Vinsen and More Set for BARE Transfer to Greenwich Theatre, Oct 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

Full casting is announced today for cult rock musical BARE, which will transfer to Greenwich Theatre for a limited run from Wednesday 9 toSaturday 27 October 2013 (press night Friday 11 October) following its sold-out European Premiere at the Union Theatre. Full listings below, tickets on sale now. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and Ashley Brown Join Klea Blackhurst in Goodspeed's HELLO, DOLLY!, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Dolly looks swell as ever as Goodspeed Musicals brings everyone's favorite meddlesome matchmaker to its main stage. Hello, Dolly! will run from tonight, June 28 - September 14 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Official Press Opening will be July 17, 2013. (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Open at Astoria Performing Arts Center, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has announced Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin Thursday, May 2 and continue through Today, May 18. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and Ashley Brown Join Klea Blackhurst in Goodspeed's HELLO, DOLLY!; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Dolly looks swell as ever as Goodspeed Musicals brings everyone's favorite meddlesome matchmaker to its main stage. Hello, Dolly! will run from June 28 - September 8 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Official Press Opening will be July 17, 2013. (more...)

APAC Announces BLOOD BROTHERS Extension
by Kelsey Denette - May 14, 2013

THE ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (APAC) is pleased to announce the one-week extension of Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. After playing to sold-out audiences and receiving critical acclaim, such as John Simon remarking, 'A tasteful revival of a worthwhile show, which you will want to catch whether or not you have seen the musical before,' BLOOD BROTHERS will extend a week at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road). Performances began Thursday, May 2 and will now continue through Saturday, May 25. Opening Night was Saturday, May4 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Colleen Hawks, John Ashley Brown and More in APAC's BLOOD BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center has announced Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin tonight, May 2 and continue through Saturday, May 18. Opening Night is Saturday, May 4 (8 p.m.). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS Begins at Astoria Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has announced Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin tonight, May 2 and continue through Saturday, May 18. (more...)

APAC's BLOOD BROTHERS Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2013

THE ASTORIA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (APAC) is pleased to announce Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin Thursday, May 2 and continue through Saturday, May 18. Opening Night is Saturday, May 4 (8 p.m.). (more...)

BLOOD BROTHERS to Open at Astoria Performing Arts Center, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2013

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) has announced Willy Russell's (Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine) BLOOD BROTHERS, musical staging by Christine O'Grady, musical direction by Julianne B. Merrill, and directed by Tom Wojtunik. BLOOD BROTHERS will play a limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102. Entrance on 30th Road.) Performances begin Thursday, May 2 and continue through Saturday, May 18. (more...)

WICKED London Welcomes 5 Millionth Audience Member!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

WICKED, the record-breaking hit West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, proudly welcomed its 5 millionth theatregoer to London's Apollo Victoria Theatre on Saturday 30 March 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DOROTHY IN OZ, Waterloo East Theatre, February 28 2013
by Gary Naylor - Mar 02, 2013

Gary Naylor enjoys a trip to a less than merry old land of Oz. (more...)

Richard C. Lyons' BUT BY THE CHANCE OF WAR Presents Four Dramatic Stories
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2013

BUT BY THE CHANCE OF WAR by Richard C. Lyons, just recently released, is a uniquely different type of book. Between its covers, the book presents four dramatic stories of war from India's fight with the Ephalite Huns, to the Fall of Fort Niagara in the Seven Years War, to the trenches of World War I, and finally to modern-day circumstances and actions in the Middle East. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Killer Cast for SOMETHING’S AFOOT, Running Through 12/9!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2012

Find out if the butler did it when Goodspeed Musicals brings intrigue and amusement to the Opera House stage with its production of the musical whodunit SOMETHING'S AFOOT. This hilarious musical send-up of Agatha Christie-style stumpers will complete Goodspeed's 2012 season, running from October 5 - December 9 at the Goodspeed Opera House. (more...)

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