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Photo Flash: First Look at San Diego Rep's VIOLETPhoto Flash: First Look at San Diego Rep's VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents 'Violet,' a modern fairy tale musical composed by 2015 Tony Award Winner Jeanine Tesori, based on 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts. The winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, 'Violet' is a production filled with show-stopping anthems of the 1960's American south. Previews begin Aug. 20, 2015. Opening night is Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 on the Lyceum Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of San Diego Rep's VIOLETPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of San Diego Rep's VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents 'Violet,' a modern fairy tale musical composed by 2015 Tony Award Winner Jeanine Tesori, based on 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts. The winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, 'Violet' is a production filled with show-stopping anthems of the 1960's American south. Previews begin Aug. 20, 2015. Opening night is Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 on the Lyceum Stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Dazzles Under The StarsBWW Reviews: SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Dazzles Under The Stars
by Alexander Garza - Jul 19, 2015

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE: THE SONGS OF LEIBER AND STOLLER is performed at Miller Outdoor Theatre through Sunday July 19, 2015 and produced by TUTS (Theatre Under The Stars). Don't miss this wondrous production by TUTS at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Tracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More to Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at TUTSTracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More to Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe, playing July 14 - 19 for TUTS' 48th consecutive year of offering FREE musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Recent UCSD to Lead San Diego REP's VIOLETRecent UCSD to Lead San Diego REP's VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents "Violet," a modern fairy tale musical composed by 2015 Tony Award Winner Jeanine Tesori, based on "The Ugliest Pilgrim" by Doris Betts. The winner of the Drama Critics' Circle Award for Best Musical, "Violet" is a production filled with show-stopping anthems of the 1960's American south. Previews begin Aug. 20, 2015. Opening night is Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015 on the Lyceum Stage. (more...)

Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM to Play LA's Federal BarDaniel J. Watts' THE JAM to Play LA's Federal Bar
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

After several sold out performances at New York City's Canal Room, Daniel J. Watts (After Midnight, Memphis) is finally bringing his spoken word based contemporary revue-style show to North Hollywood's Federal Bar on Monday, June 1st. Watts commented, 'I'm excited to finally let LA know what they've been missing.' The project is co-produced by WattsWords Productions and 515 Incorporated, the production company of Vivian Nixon (Smash, Women on the Verge). The Jam: Spoken Word Preserves is an innovative spoken word concert led by Daniel J. Watts. (more...)

Cast of WICKED National Tour Set for BC/EFA Benefit at The E Spot, 2/16Cast of WICKED National Tour Set for BC/EFA Benefit at The E Spot, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The highly acclaimed Los Angeles concert series TRIPLE THREAT starts its 2015 season on Monday Feb 16 in its new home at The E Spot in Studio City. Now in its second year, Michael-Leon Wooley will once again be the host and creative force behind the series that showcases the best of Broadway as performed by 'triple threat' Broadway performers who are now living and working in L.A. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC VI Returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage TonightA LITTLE NEW MUSIC VI Returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Having established itself as the preeminent night of new musical theatre in Los Angeles, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a highly inventive program featuring Broadway and local talent. The hilariously irreverent Jordan Kai Burnett (THE MAX FACTOR FACTOR) will host for a fourth time, and we are pleased to welcome as our guest musical director the two-time Ovation Award-winning composer Gregory Nabours. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC VI to Return to Rockwell: Table & Stage, 9/23A LITTLE NEW MUSIC VI to Return to Rockwell: Table & Stage, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Having established itself as the preeminent night of new musical theatre in Los Angeles, A LITTLE NEW MUSIC returns to Rockwell: Table & Stage in Los Feliz with a highly inventive program featuring Broadway and local talent. The hilariously irreverent Jordan Kai Burnett (THE MAX FACTOR FACTOR) will host for a fourth time, and we are pleased to welcome as our guest musical director the two-time Ovation Award-winning composer Gregory Nabours. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: TARANTINO Extends Through 7/26FOR THE RECORD: TARANTINO Extends Through 7/26
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

After increasing the number of weekly performances and moving to a larger venue in West Hollywood to accommodate significantly larger crowds, "For The Record: Tarantino" has become the hottest ticket in town, driving the series to add a 10-week extension. The show has attracted thousands of people already, including director Quentin Tarantino, actors and singers like Bruce Willis, Aaron Paul, Barbra Streisand, James Brolin, Demi Moore, Dylan McDermott, Adam Lambert as well as network, studio and industry executives. The popular show will also welcome new performers to the already stellar cast including Twilight's Jackson Rathbone, Broadway's Rhett George (Wicked, Memphis) and Nicci Claspell from the National Tour of American Idiot. (more...)

Sharon Wilkins, Darren Ritchie & More Set for TRIPLE THREAT Concert Series at Vitello's Jazz and Supperclub, 5/19Sharon Wilkins, Darren Ritchie & More Set for TRIPLE THREAT Concert Series at Vitello's Jazz and Supperclub, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

On May 19, 2014, Vitello's Jazz and Supperclub presents Triple Threat, a monthly Broadway concert series, featuring some of LA's finest Broadway talent. This theme for this month's concert is Disney, and will feature Broadway singers performing songs from both Disney movies and musicals. Hosted by the voice of Louis the Alligator from Disney's The Princess and the Frog, Michael-Leon Wooley (Little Shop of Horrors, Five Guys Named Moe, The Music Man), the concert will feature performers Sharon Wilkins (Seussical, The Life, All Shook Up), J. Elaine Marcos (Annie, A Chorus Line, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), Darren Ritchie (Dracula, Wonderland, Les Miserables), Rhett George (Sweet Charity, Memphis, Aida), Eric B. Anthony (The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Hairspray), Chandra Lee Schwartz (Gypsy, Wicked), Stephanie Fredricks (Wonderful Town), Anne Letscher (Fiddler on the Roof), Daniel May (Flower Drum Song), Haviland Stillwell (Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof), Deedee Magno Hall (Miss Saigon), and Michelle Loucadoux (The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at San Jose Rep's Musical Adaptation of THE SNOW QUEEN with Eryn MurmanPhoto Flash: First Look at San Jose Rep's Musical Adaptation of THE SNOW QUEEN with Eryn Murman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

San Jose Rep Theatre presents a World Premiere, Musical adaptation of THE SNOW QUEEN, Hans Christian Andersen's fantastical coming-of-age adventure. As you follow Gerda's journey through an unimaginably dangerous and whimsical world with singing flowers, a chattering crow and a talking river to save her friend, Kai, you'll realize this isn't your average bedtime story. An original pop rock score that propels a legend suffused with urban steam punk flair and the enigmatic Snow Queen, turn this traditional fairy tale into an epic quest. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SNOW QUEEN One of A KindBWW Reviews: SNOW QUEEN One of A Kind
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 13, 2013

Not a typical Broadway musical, San Jose Repertory Theatre's world premiere of "The Snow Queen" is a unique experience. The Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale does not lend itself naturally to stage. Without its country-twanged score, San Jose's production could pass as a mere children's play. But the final product proves itself so much more. Although it takes time for the characters to pull their audience into the journey, the production's multitalented cast, raw sound and layered themes make it a musical to discuss and digest well after the ensemble bows. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Promo for San Jose Rep's THE SNOW QUEEN World PremiereSTAGE TUBE: Promo for San Jose Rep's THE SNOW QUEEN World Premiere
by Stage Tube - Dec 3, 2013

Rick Lombardo, Kirsten Brandt and Haddon Kime's stunning new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic coming-of-age fairy tale, The Snow Queen, makes it world premiere now through December 22 with San Jose Repertory Theatre. Broadway performers Jane Pfitsch (SNOW QUEEN), Eryn Murman (GERDA), and Rhett George (TROLL/RIVER/ PRINCE/ REINDEER/SNOWFLAKE) join Tim Homsley (KAI) and a talented company of actors and musicians to bring this new musical to life - proving this isn't your average bedtime story. Click below to watch a promo for the show! (more...)

San Jose Rep Presents Musical Adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's THE SNOW QUEEN, Featuring Eryn Murman, Now thru 12/22San Jose Rep Presents Musical Adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's THE SNOW QUEEN, Featuring Eryn Murman, Now thru 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

San Jose Rep Theatre presents a World Premiere, Musical adaptation of THE SNOW QUEEN, Hans Christian Andersen's fantastical coming-of-age adventure. As you follow Gerda's journey through an unimaginably dangerous and whimsical world with singing flowers, a chattering crow and a talking river to save her friend, Kai, you'll realize this isn't your average bedtime story. An original pop rock score that propels a legend suffused with urban steam punk flair and the enigmatic Snow Queen, turn this traditional fairy tale into an epic quest. (more...)

San Jose Rep to Present THE SNOW QUEEN, 11/27-12/22San Jose Rep to Present THE SNOW QUEEN, 11/27-12/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

traditions on ice. Rick Lombardo, Kirsten Brandt and Haddon Kime's stunning new musical adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's classic coming-of-age fairy tale, The Snow Queen, makes it world premiere November 27 through December 22. Broadway performers Jane Pfitsch (SNOW QUEEN), Eryn Murman (GERDA), and Rhett George (TROLL/RIVER/ PRINCE/ REINDEER/SNOWFLAKE) join Tim Homsley (KAI) and a talented company of actors and musicians to bring this new musical to life - proving this isn't your average bedtime story. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Walnut Street Theatre Captivates Audiences with IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Reviews: Walnut Street Theatre Captivates Audiences with IN THE HEIGHTS
by Kelli Curtin - Sep 17, 2013

The Walnut Street Theatre opened their 2013-2014 season with the energetic IN THE HEIGHTS. This show takes place in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City, and tells the story of a "day' in the lives of those who live in this neighborhood. What is unique about this show is that each person not only has their own individual story, but when they sing throughout the show, they have their own style of music. For example, the character of Usnavi's songs are all rap where Nina's songs are all ballads. This show is full of energy and passion, and the Walnut Street Theatre's production of IN THE HEIGHTS is remarkable. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Perry Young, Matthew J. Harris and More in Highlights of Walnut Street's IN THE HEIGHTSSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Perry Young, Matthew J. Harris and More in Highlights of Walnut Street's IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 205th season with the groundbreaking 21st century musical IN THE HEIGHTS. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this exhilarating musical about chasing your dreams and finding your true home, opens tonight, September 11th, and runs through October 20th on the WST Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut Street Theatre Opens IN THE HEIGHTS TonightPhoto Flash: Walnut Street Theatre Opens IN THE HEIGHTS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 205th season with the groundbreaking 21st century musical IN THE HEIGHTS. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this exhilarating musical about chasing your dreams and finding your true home, opens tonight, September 11th, and runs through October 20th on the WST Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Walnut Street Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTSPhoto Flash: First Look at Walnut Street Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 205th season with the groundbreaking 21st century musical IN THE HEIGHTS. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this exhilarating musical about chasing your dreams and finding your true home is currently in previews and opens on September 11th, running through October 20th on the WST Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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