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BWW Reviews: CHICAGO Rox Manila; Show Runs Until 12/21BWW Reviews: CHICAGO Rox Manila; Show Runs Until 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The much-anticipated Manila premiere of Broadway's longest-running American musical, CHICAGO, razzle-dazzled audiences with its hard-hitting numbers (All That Jazz, Cell Block Tango, Razzle Dazzle), which speak of passion, treachery, murder, and glossed-over celebrity, on opening night. Leading the pack of an all-American cast of Broadway veterans is Bianca Marroquin who rocked Solaire Resort and Casino's The Theatre with her multi-faceted portrayal of accused murderess Roxie Hart. The strong ensemble, while writhing, gyrating, and exploding to John Kander's music, provided the backdrop to Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's dark satirical commentary of the 1920s Prohibition-era Chicago. When the audience rose to a standing ovation at the end of the show, it was palpable that even in these modern days, it is impossible to convict good looking murderesses. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in ManilaPhoto Coverage: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in Manila
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Dec 6, 2014

A day after CHICAGO the Musical's 1920s-themed opening night gala at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino, members of the Philippine press were treated to a sneak peek at two of the most popular musical numbers from the musical, and were given a chance to chat with the principal members of the cast and creative team in a press call that followed shortly after. (more...)

Multi-Instrumentalist Lester Demetillo Gets a New Banjo for CHICAGOMulti-Instrumentalist Lester Demetillo Gets a New Banjo for CHICAGO
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Nov 12, 2014

'For CHICAGO, I'll be playing three instruments: ukulele, mandolin, and banjo. In fact, I got the new banjo today. The first banjo they (Concertus and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions) bought especially for me to use for CHICAGO--the one I also used for the audition video--was defective and had to be replaced, and I got the replacement today. I'm so excited! I'm happy because it's a better one!' - Lester Demetillo (more...)

BWW Reviews: CHICAGO Delights at the OrpheumBWW Reviews: CHICAGO Delights at the Orpheum
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Nov 11, 2014

You could feel the excitement rising as the crowd began to enter the theatre; the pull of liquor and jazz tugging them towards their seats as the opening night of Chicago at San Francisco's SHN was about to begin. Filled with songs that have become Broadway classics, such as 'All That Jazz', 'Razzle Dazzle', 'Cell Block Tango,' and really the list goes on, the revival is the winner of six 1997 Tony Awards, outperforming the 1976 original which received ten nominations but no wins. Celebrity murderesses, jazz, greed, lime light, and amazingly inspired Fosse style dancing - what could be better than a night of Chicago, playing now through November 16 at SHNSF's Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lisa Lambert Plays Broadway at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Lisa Lambert Plays Broadway at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

On Monday night, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the Tony Award-winning co-creator of Drowsy Chaperone, Lisa Lambert in concert with a few of her extremely talented friends. Scroll below for photos! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2011

As powerfully moving as it has ever been, Les Miserables - the epic musicalization of Victor Hugo's classic novel by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil - returns to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for an eight-performance stand this week, in a visually commanding , artfully re-imagined and dynamic production celebrating the show's 25th anniversary on American stages. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts CenterBWW Reviews: LES MISERABLES at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 18, 2011

As powerfully moving as it has ever been, Les Miserables - the epic musicalization of Victor Hugo's classic novel by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil - returns to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center for an eight-performance stand this week, in a visually commanding , artfully re-imagined and dynamic production celebrating the show's 25th anniversary on American stages. (more...)

Mel Brooks Monster Musical Hits BostonMel Brooks Monster Musical Hits Boston
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

'The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein' transforms the Opera House into a Transylvanian castle with thunder, lightning, and a tap dancing Monster (more...)

Mel Brooks Monster Musical Hits BostonMel Brooks Monster Musical Hits Boston
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 22, 2010

'The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein' transforms the Opera House into a Transylvanian castle with thunder, lightning, and a tap dancing Monster (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the HippdromeBWW Reviews: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at the Hippdrome
by Charles Shubow - Jan 18, 2010

The historic Hippodrome Theatre began its life as a vaudeville house. Would you like to see a musical filled with 'shtick', lovely long-legged blonde women dancers, clever lighting with realistic thunder and lightning, and occasional laughs then The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein (that's the complete title) is just for you. (more...)

The Drowsy Chaperone: A Nod to Bad MusicalsThe Drowsy Chaperone: A Nod to Bad Musicals
by Jan Nargi - Apr 28, 2008

Energetic and talented cast can't overcome tiresome book and score in this touring production currently on stage at The Opera House in Boston (more...)

Mitchell, Mazzie, Etc. Headline Coming Soon to Bway, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2006

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Faith Prince and more will take part in the 20th Platinum Anniversary 92nd Street Y Gala Benefit Coming Soon to Broadway--featuring songs from six new musicals--on May 22nd (more...)

SHOWSTOPPERS Mon. 10/25 for Gay Man's Health Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2004

A special 'Broadway Fantasy Overture' will open the one-night only, all-star concert featuring numerous Tony Award winners and others in 'SHOWSTOPPERS!' A Salute to The Best Of Broadway at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway & 65th Street) this coming Monday, October 25th, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

 
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