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BWW Review: A Female HAMLET Brings a Twist to the Play at Great Lakes Theater, Well, Almost . . .BWW Review: A Female HAMLET Brings a Twist to the Play at Great Lakes Theater, Well, Almost . . .
by Roy Berko - Apr 3, 2017

Having been summoned home to Denmark from school in Germany to attend his father's funeral, he is shocked to find his mother Gertrude already remarried to his Uncle Claudius, the dead king's brother, who has declared himself the king, though young Hamlet is the actual heir to the crown. Hamlet, rightly, suspects foul play. (more...)

CELEBRATING ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER to Benefit Live Music Initiative at Ocean State TheatreCELEBRATING ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER to Benefit Live Music Initiative at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber, a benefit concert to support OSTC's Live Music Initiative, for one performance only on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK Underwhelming at Great Lakes TheaterBWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK Underwhelming at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Feb 21, 2017

Over the last number of years Great Lakes Theater has cobbled together seasons consisting of Shakespearean classics, musicals and mystery plays. The combination has proven to be very successful, with many award winning productions and audience pleasing shows being produced. (more...)

JAMES FRANCO AND ME Returns to Epic Theatre ComapnyJAMES FRANCO AND ME Returns to Epic Theatre Comapny
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

'James Franco and Me.' Written by Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, 'James Franco and Me' is about one long night in a hospital room as Kevin waits patiently to see if his father will live through the night. Keeping him company is Academy Award nominee and all-around wunderatist, James Franco. Can the two of them make it to the morning without losing their minds? (more...)

Cleartronic's (CLRI) ReadyOp Engaged in Three Major Events in JanuaryCleartronic's (CLRI) ReadyOp Engaged in Three Major Events in January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016
by Roy Berko - Jan 17, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It has been the purpose of the TIMES THEATER TRIBUTES, now known as BROADWAY WORLD-CLEVELAND REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-Cle Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

Judy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield PlayhouseJudy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Bart's Tree Service Comedy Series bring A Night of Comedy Gold with Judy Gold and Friends to the stage today, November 4 at 8 p.m. and is hosted by Connecticut Funny Lady Christine O'Leary! (more...)

MCCC Theatre Program to Present NEVER THE SINNERMCCC Theatre Program to Present NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

It's Chicago circa 1924 and the grisly murder of a 14-year-old boy has been discovered. Two handsome, wealthy college students are accused of the crime. (more...)

Judy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield PlayhouseJudy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Bart's Tree Service Comedy Series bring A Night of Comedy Gold with Judy Gold and Friends to the stage on Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m. and is hosted by Connecticut Funny Lady Christine O'Leary! (more...)

Photo Flash: Norm Lewis, Kate Baldwin, Megan Hilty, Corbin Bleu and More Take Part in Parlor Night with Broadway Inspirational VoicesPhoto Flash: Norm Lewis, Kate Baldwin, Megan Hilty, Corbin Bleu and More Take Part in Parlor Night with Broadway Inspirational Voices
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Parlor Night strikes again! Were you there for Broadway's latest pop-up party? This time, the intimate evening was hosted in the art-adorned, spacious Tribeca loft of Cynthia and Bob Abrams (head of Abbeville Press specializing in fine art and illustrated books). BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Find Your Grail! North Shore Music Theatre to Stage Monty Python's SPAMALOTFind Your Grail! North Shore Music Theatre to Stage Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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BWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOUBWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOU
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 9, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings back the original sets, costumes, and choreography for its fourth production of the 1992 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. CRAZY FOR YOU could be subtitled "Gershwin's Greatest Hits," with eighteen musical treats splendidly played by a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Music Director Dan Rodriguez. Broadway veterans and Reagle audience favorites Kirby Ward (Director) and Beverly Ward star and give a song-and-dance master class that will have you tapping your feet right along with them. CRAZY FOR YOU is a classic 1930s musical comedy, full of energy and optimism. It's just what the psychiatrist ordered! (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends COMPANY Through Aug 7Writers Theatre Extends COMPANY Through Aug 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership ofArtistic Director Michael HalberstamandExecutive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension toCompany,featuring music and lyrics byStephen Sondheimand book byGeorge Furth. The production is directed byWilliam Brown.Companyfeatures original orchestrations byJonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions byIan Weinberger,music direction byTom Vendafreddoand choreography byBrock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run throughJuly 31, 2016, will add an additional week,throughAugust 7,in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Jinkx Monsoon, Courtney Act & Judy Gold Coming to ProvincetownJinkx Monsoon, Courtney Act & Judy Gold Coming to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

While Provincetown's Art House has become known as the East Coast's hot spot for Broadway's biggest musical stars (think Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Kristin Chenoweth, all of whom are headlining there this summer), the venue has an equally long and famous (or infamous as the case may intentionally be) reputation as the right coast's breeding ground for cutting-edge comedy. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANYWriters Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

BWW Review: Marriage is Good COMPANY PolicyBWW Review: Marriage is Good COMPANY Policy
by Teresa Budasi - Jun 24, 2016

To be or not to be married. That is the question facing Robert throughout COMPANY, the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical that concludes Writers Theatre's current season at its spiffy new venue in Glencoe. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST - Lesser Script Done with Extended Farce at Great Lakes TheaterBWW Review: LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST - Lesser Script Done with Extended Farce at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Apr 12, 2016

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST, a production of which is now on stage at Great Lakes Theater, is one of Shakespeare's earliest plays. As such, some critics believe that it is the 'work of a playwright just learning his art.' Though many of Shakespeare's plays are brilliant and have effected the course of Western Literature, Shakespeare scholars tend to view this script as a minor work in the Bard's folio. It has never been one of the playwright's more popular works. (more...)

Cuban Music Comes to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza TonightCuban Music Comes to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

A dream team of Cuban musicians living in Los Angeles, Cuba L.A., comes to the Scherr Forum tonight, March 19 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: New Ending Adds a Twist to AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at Great Lakes TheaterBWW Review: New Ending Adds a Twist to AND THEN THERE WERE NONE at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Mar 11, 2016

Agatha Christie is one of the world's best-selling authors. Her 66 detective novellas and fourteen short story collections have sold over a billion copies. She is also credited with writing the play and movie scripts for some of her works. (more...)

Cuban Music Comes to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza This MarchCuban Music Comes to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

A dream team of Cuban musicians living in Los Angeles, Cuba L.A., comes to the Scherr Forum on Saturday, March 19 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

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