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Weston Playhouse's GUYS & DOLLS Begins 7/31Weston Playhouse's GUYS & DOLLS Begins 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston presents the legendary Broadway blockbuster Guys and Dolls on the MainStage starting July 31. Based upon characters and stories by Damon Runyon, and memorialized in film by the likes of Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra, Weston's production features a requisite all-star cast and an iconic score which includes some of Broadway's most memorable songs, such as "Luck Be a Lady" and "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat.'  (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Set for TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS; Plays This AugustCast and Creative Team Set for TexARTS' GUYS AND DOLLS; Plays This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TexARTS presents the Broadway classic 'Guys and Dolls' for the second production of the 2015-16 professional series. Gathering the best central Texas talent and veteran Broadway leadership, TexARTS will bring the spark and glamour of 1940s New York City to the Kam and James Morris Theatre. (more...)

BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for Gallery Players' 67th SeasonBRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE and More Set for Gallery Players' 67th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus is proud to announce the 67th season of Gallery Players. One of the oldest and longest running theaters in central Ohio, Gallery Players continues its tradition of delivering strong performances showcasing a variety of Jewish perspectives and concerns. The 2015-2016 season will feature four crowd-pleasing classic, or soon-to-be classic, plays ranging from comedic introspection to absorbing drama, all linked by their connection to New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/15- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/21/15- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2015

Today in 1976, Guys and Dolls opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 239 performances. Guys and Dolls is a musical with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It is based on 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown' and 'Blood Pressure', two short stories by Damon Runyon, and also borrows characters and plot elements from other Runyon stories, most notably 'Pick the Winner'. Premiering on Broadway in 1950, the original production ran for 1200 performances and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical has had several Broadway revivals as well as West End productions. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Encore Theatre set to open the fairytale musical "Into the Woods!" Preview night is Thursday, August 6th. (more...)

Bayou City Theatrics to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS This SummerBayou City Theatrics to Stage GUYS AND DOLLS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

GUYS AND DOLLS hit the Broadway stage in 1950 and was soon considered 'the perfect musical comedy.' With timeless music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a clever, seamless book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the musical has seen success since it first opened. GUYS AND DOLLS promises heartfelt and hilarious entertainment in Bayou City Theatrics' upcoming production, which runs July 17 through August 2 at The Kaleidoscope. (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS Begins 7/9Millbrook Playhouse's GUYS AND DOLLS Begins 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook's 40th Anniversary production of Guys and Dolls on the Ryan Main Stage. (more...)

ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the launch of After Hours with Mathew Wright, its new summer cabaret series. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature five of the fiercest leading ladies in Seattle theater, Sarah Rose Davis (7/20), Laura Griffith (8/10), Cayman Ilika (8/3), Jessica Skerritt (7/27), and Katherine Strohmaier (8/17). Each will dish on their lives and careers through provocative, freewheeling interviews and sing everything from Broadway standards to pop songs, backed by Mathew Wright on piano. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 24th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 24th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 24, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'On Your Feet!' and 'City Of Angels' rake in the reviews, while Bette plays the UC. Kristin and Idina plan concerts here, outdoor movies light up the summer, and the 'Beautiful' tour and 'Charlie Brown' are slated for Christmas. By summer's end: 'The Boy From Oz,' 'Glory Days' and 'Triassic Parq!' (more...)

Teen Birth Rates Decline 9% in 2014: A Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned PregnancyTeen Birth Rates Decline 9% in 2014: A Statement from The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

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Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/15/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 15, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS To Transfer To Savoy From Dec 2015, Starring Jamie Parker and Sophie Thompson!GUYS AND DOLLS To Transfer To Savoy From Dec 2015, Starring Jamie Parker and Sophie Thompson!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The highly acclaimed and sell-out production of Guys and Dolls will transfer to London's Savoy Theatre in December for a strictly limited 13 week run. Chichester Festival Theatre continue their triumphant musical successes with this exuberant revival which follows transfers of Singin' in the Rain, The Pajama Game and, most recently, Gypsy. Sophie Thompson and Jamie Parker will reprise their roles, with further casting to be announced. (more...)

Chichester's GUYS AND DOLLS to Move to the West End This WinterChichester's GUYS AND DOLLS to Move to the West End This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

GUYS AND DOLLS, staged at Chichester's Festival Theatre last year, is headed to the West End's Savoy Theatre with some of its original stars intact! According to the Daily Mail, the musical will begin December 10 after GYPSY ends its run. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Run 7/10-19 at MCCC's Kelsey TheatreGUYS AND DOLLS to Run 7/10-19 at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Inveterate gambler Nathan Detroit is strapped for cash as he prepares to set up the biggest craps game in town.   It's time for Lady Luck to step in.  M&M Stage proudly presents the unforgettable Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls" at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre Fridays, July 10 and 17 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, July 11 and 18 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, July 12 and 19 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night show on July 10. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Keeton's GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Reviews: The Keeton's GUYS AND DOLLS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 5, 2015

Is there anything more magical or more transformative than live theater? Honestly, I can't think of anything which can take you from the depths of despair to the fanciful heights of imagination so quickly - and there certainly is no art form in which things can change so capriciously or quicker, either for good or bad. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Go Theater-Hopping This WeekCRITICS' CHOICE: Go Theater-Hopping This Week
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2015

No matter what the calendar says, we're in early summer already - insofar as theater in Tennessee is concerned, at least - and there are four new shows opening this week that should command your attention. Along with a number of shows that are continuing their runs (like John Chaffin's Cliffhanger at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre), you have plenty of diverse and intriguing onstage offerings to keep you in the relative, air-conditioned comfort of a darkened theater. We've done the necessary research, made the calls to the people-in-the-know and have included the dates, the phone numbers and the websites to make it as easy as possible for you to buy tickets and go show some support for the arts while indulging in the magic of live theater… (more...)

Nashville's 6/1/15 Theater CalendarNashville's 6/1/15 Theater Calendar
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

'PUMP BOYS,' 'STARCATCHER' & More Set for Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's Summer Season'PUMP BOYS,' 'STARCATCHER' & More Set for Weston Playhouse Theatre Company's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The award-winning Weston Playhouse Theatre Company launches its 79th season with a sizzling summer program of Broadway shows and talent. Three stages come alive with remarkable stories, tuneful scores, and star-studded casts - the best of Broadway and a little bit of Hollywood, all in the heart of Vermont!     (more...)

GUYS & DOLLS Opens at The Keeton Theatre 6/4GUYS & DOLLS Opens at The Keeton Theatre 6/4
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 28, 2015

Jenny Norris Light plays Sarah Brown, with Michael Maupins as Sky Masterson, Hallie Long as Miss Adelaide and Brian Best as Nathan Detroit in The Larry Keeton Theatre's eagerly anticipated production of the classic Broadway music Guys and Dolls. Directed by Ginger Newman (who doubles as musical director as well), with choreography and staging by Cary Street, the musical that introduced the theatrical standards "Bushel and a Peck," "Adelaide's Lament" and "Luck Be A Lady Tonight" to Broadway audiences runs at the Keeton Theatre June 4-20. (more...)

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