Patti Colombo News

BWW Interviews: Choreographers Patti Colombo and Karl Warden Thrill Maine Audiences
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 21, 2014

'I definitely have a choreographic style - much of what I do is ballet-based and athletic, but I was trained in the Jack Cole manner. My mentors, Ron Lewis, Ron Fields, were all Jack Cole people. I have a strong sense of jazz, true American jazz based in ballet.' The speaker is a petite, svelte, red-haired dynamo of energy and bubbly enthusiasm. Seated opposite me a few days before the opening of her latest theatrical endeavor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Maine State Music Theatre, director-choreographer Patti Colombo talks about her Maine debut and her other award-winning theatrical projects - among them, On the Town, West Side Story, Mask, L'il Abner, Peter Pan, Seussical, which have taken her to Broadway and around the world. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Dazzles the Eye and Warms the Heart
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 18, 2014

For its third production of the season, Maine State Music Theatre has staged a dazzling revival of the beloved 1954 classic, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. The company, under the direction of Patti Colombo, delivers a joyous, heartwarming, foot stomping, breathtaking extravaganza of brilliant dancing, convincing characterization, and first-rate production values. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stars of MSMT's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Reimagine Their Roles
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 16, 2014

'What I love that Patti [Colombo] is doing with this show is that she is not making it a sepia-toned romance,' declares Jarid Faubel, the actor who portrays Adam Pontipee in Maine State Music Theatre's new production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, directed and choreographed by Patti Colombo, which opens its three-week run July 17th. His co-star, Heidi Kettenring, concurs: 'Millie is one of the most challenging musical roles I have done of late. I am basing her character on a line early in the play where she says that she buried her parents on the Oregon Trail and finished the trek herself. She is feminine, but strong enough to have made that journey alone.' (more...)

Kate Baldwin & Jason Danieley to Lead Broadway-Bound CAN CAN at Paper Mill Playhouse; Performances to Begin 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with the Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

NJ Ballet Presents BALLET ON BROADWAY & CINDERELLA at MPAC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

New Jersey Ballet celebrates some of Broadway's most memorable dance sequences when it performs Ballet on Broadway at the Mayo Performing Arts Center tonight, May 17 at 8 pm. (more...)

NJ Ballet to Present BALLET ON BROADWAY & CINDERELLA at MPAC, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

New Jersey Ballet celebrates some of Broadway's most memorable dance sequences when it performs Ballet on Broadway at the Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 17 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-59 (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Unveils 2014-15 Season with Broadway Bound CAN-CAN, US Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, EVER AFTER & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 26, 2014

The tradition continues! Each year Paper Mill Playhouse sends out five images that hold small clues as to the upcoming season titles. Check out the images above, and then let us know your best guesses for the 2014-15 lineup! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, New Alexandra Theatre, February 4 2014
by Jenny Antill - Feb 05, 2014

The last time I saw Seven Brides for Seven Brothers was during the 2006 UK Productions tour which starred Dave Willetts and Shona Lindsay; a production that is close to my heart as it is one of the shows that made me want to pursue a career in theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, Bristol Hippodrome, January 14 2014
by Kathryn Pintus - Jan 15, 2014

If the January blues are getting you down, I can suggest no better cure than to do-si-do on down to the Bristol Hippodrome this week for a thigh-slapping evening of musical mayhem with Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. A show packed full of raucous dance numbers, rugged sets (and men!) and downright rollocking entertainment, this old-fashioned musical is sure to bring even the grumpiest of bears out of hibernation. (more...)

BroadwayWorld LA Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Brochtrup, Barker Tied!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Los Angeles! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update 12/14 - Tim Cummings Takes the Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Voting is now underway for Los Angeles! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update 12/6 - Dickenson, Ryan Tied!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Voting is now underway for Los Angeles! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld LA Awards Update 11/29 - Karimloo Still in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Los Angeles! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Update 11/23 - A 3-Way Tie for Best Female Cabaret Artist!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Voting is now underway for Los Angeles! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, New Wimbledon Theatre, October 8 2013
by Gary Naylor - Oct 09, 2013

Gary Naylor sees an energetic crowdpleaser please the crowd. (more...)

Megan Hilty & Aaron Lazar to Headline Revised CAN-CAN Reading Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Megan Hilty and Aaron Lazar star in a staged reading of Jonathan Burrows' Broadway-bound revival of the Cole Porter musical Can-Can, beginning today in New York City. The by-invitation-only presentation, featuring Hilty as Pistache and Lazar as Aristide, is also set for tomorrow, July 16, and Wednesday, July 17. (more...)

Blackman and Attwater To Star In UK Tour Of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2013

Sam Attwater and Helena Blackman will star in a stunning new version of the classic musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. (more...)

Megan Hilty and Aaron Lazar Headline Revised CAN-CAN Reading, Aiming for Broadway in 2014
by TV News Desk - May 07, 2013

Producer Jonathan Burrows has announced that Megan Hilty and Aaron Lazar will star in a staged reading of his Broadway-bound revival of the Cole Porter musical Can-Can. Hilty will star as Pistache and Lazar as Aristide in the by-invitation-only presentation on July 15, 16 and 17 in New York City. (more...)

Glenn Casale to Direct La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby's New Revival of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, 4/12-5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 04, 2013

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present an all-new revival of one of the greatest musicals of all time, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, book by Lawrence Kasha and David Landay, lyrics, music and new songs by Johnny Mercer, Gene De Paul, Al Kasha and Joel Hirschhorn, based on the MGM Film 'The Sobbin' Women' by Stephen Vincent Benet, originally directed for Broadway by Lawrence Kasha and originally produced on Broadway by Kaslan Productions, Inc., SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS will feature musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Patti Colombo and will be directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Cathy Rigby Concludes PETER PAN Run in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

Cathy Rigby took her final flight as PETER PAN to Neverland on Sunday, April 28th in the city where it all began - Boston. (more...)

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