BLITHE SPIRIT Kicks Off Castle Craig Players' 24th Anniversary Seasonby BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016
Life can be complicated if your first wife doesn't like your second wife. Life can be VERY complicated if your first wife is dead and doesn't like your second wife. (more...)
BWW Interview: SENSE & SENSIBILITY's Alejandra Escalanteby Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 23, 2016
Playing Dashwood sister Marianne, Alejandra Escalante gives a delightful, no nonsense interview in 6 Questions & a Plug -- just as you'd expect from SENSE & SENSIBILITY. (more...)
PCRT to Present MY FAIR LADY This Fallby BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016
Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre will present the classic musical My Fair Lady with Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Music by Frederick Loewe. (more...)
BWW Review: THE RAT PACK IS BACK at Starlight Theatreby Alan Portner - Sep 14, 2016
Pleasant evening recalls Vegas glory days (more...)
Remy Bumppo Opens 20th Anniversary Season with PIRANDELLO's HENRY IV by Tom Stoppardby BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016
Remy Bumppo Theatre Company opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the Midwest Premiere of Pirandello's Henry IV. This European classic rarely produced in the United States, is a new re-imagined translation by Tom Stoppard. (more...)
BWW Review: Tony Winner Paulo Szot Stars MY FAIR LADY Revival in Brazilby Claudio Erlichman - Sep 1, 2016
Regarded as one of most popular musicals of all time, the classic My Fair Lady turns 60 and receives this month a new theatrical production signed by the Director Jorge Takla. With a great cast and live orchestra, the show - based on the classic Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw - tells the story of an aristocrat teacher, Mr. Henry Higgins, who takes up the challenge to transform the poor Eliza Doolittle, street vendor without any refinement, in a society lady. With luxurious scenery and costumes, the show will have place at the Santander Theatre, in Sao Paulo, between August 27 and November 6, 2016. (more...)
BWW Preview: IN THE HEIGHTS at Rubicon Theatre Companyby Cary Ginell - Aug 4, 2016
Last week we spoke with Fearless Shakespeare director Joseph Fuqua, dramaturg Jonathan Drahos, and Musical Theatre Intensive director Brian McDonald about their production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Today we continue our interview with Brian and Joseph about the forthcoming production of In the Heights, which opens this Sunday, August 5 at the Rubicon Theatre Company in Ventura. (more...)
Tickets on Sale Next Month for Broadway at the National's 2016-17 Season with FUN HOME & Moreby BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016
Tickets for the Broadway at the National 2016-17 season go on sale Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Bill Maher Uses MY FAIR LADY to Show the Evolution of Gender Stereotypes Since 1950sby Stage Tube - May 8, 2016
This week on REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER, the host used footage from the 1964 film adaptation of MY FAIR LADY to highlight the evolution of gender stereotypes since the 1950s. Check out the full clip below! (more...)
Alhambra to Present BLITHE SPIRITby BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016
The story line of Blithe Spirit could be anyone's fantasy: return to life as a ghost and haunt your former spouse and newly betrothed partner. Such is the premise of Noel Coward's comedy opening May 4 at the Alhambra Theater & Dining for a four-week run. Blithe Spirit has been heralded as one of three jewels in Coward's crown. It's most recent Broadway and touring revival from starred Angela Lansbury received rave reviews around the country. The Alhambra performances will feature Lisa Valdini-Booth in the lead role of medium, Madame Arcati, who leads the seance that brings back the ghost of Charles Condomine's wife. (more...)
Film Forum to Screen One-Week Noel Coward Festival This Mayby BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016
NOĖL COWARD, a one week festival devoted to the English playwright, actor, singer, composer, lyricist, director, screenwriter, and wit, will run at Film Forum from Friday, May 13 through Thursday, May 19. (more...)
BWW Review: More Lovelier Than Ever, MY FAIR LADY Blossoms at Riversideby Jeffrey Walker - Apr 18, 2016
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's near masterpiece of a musical MY FAIR LADY took Broadway by storm 60 years ago this year and has become a 20th century classic. I am happy to report the plucky flower girl from the mean streets of London who gets molded into a proper lady is as lovely as ever as presented by Riverside Performing Arts Center. The sparkling wit, unrequited romance, musical hall turns and lush music are all performed with love and panache in director Patrick A'Hearn's production, featuring well-known DC actor Thomas Adrian Simpson as Henry Higgins and Riverside veteran Quinn Vogt-Welch in the title role. (more...)
Sherman Playhouse's BLITHE SPIRIT to Open 4/29by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
?On Friday, April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will kick off its 2016 Season with the premiere of Noel Coward's classic comedy, Blithe Spirit. The curtain rises at 8:00 p.m. for a four-week run. (more...)
Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Bookby BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016
In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films.
Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films:
Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut.
Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall.
Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films.
On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae.
Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan.
I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy.
By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951).
Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel.
Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting.
Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra.
Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song.
The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name.
Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable.
Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role.
Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison.
Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson.
That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant.
The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner.
Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner.
And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson.
Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll.
20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at www.classicmovieposters.com. The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95. (more...)
VIDEO FLASHBACK: MY FAIR LADY Opens On Broadway Sixty Years Ago Tonightby Michael Dale - Mar 15, 2016
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe's superb mixture of acerbic wit and lilting romance remain's one of Broadway's greatest musicals. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Sierra Rep's MY FAIR LADYby BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, MY FAIR LADY, a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries, and love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)
Sierra Repertory Theatre to Open 2016 Season with MY FAIR LADYby BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, My Fair Lady, a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries, and love. (more...)
Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This Mayby BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016
The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)
BWW Review: MURDER Afoot with Mercury's Charming SHERLOCK HOLMESby Patrick O'Brien - Feb 1, 2016
By jove, Mercury Theater cracks the case in adapting a Sherlock Holmes musical! (more...)
Ellen McLaughlin, Leo Marks, Richard Kind and More to Star in ALLEY ALL NEW Festival This Winterby BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016
The Alley Theatre's ALLEY ALL NEW FESTIVAL, January 28 - February 7, features six playwrights and more than 25 actors from around the country who will be presenting new work through a series of readings and workshop performances. (more...)
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