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BWW Reviews: Playhouse's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Would Make Chekhov GiggleBWW Reviews: Playhouse's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Would Make Chekhov Giggle
by Joseph Baker - Mar 23, 2015

I wonder if Jackie Nichols is providing on-site psychiatric help for those involved in the repertory presentations of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL and Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE at Playhouse on the Square. Surely the veteran Irene Crist, performing double duty as Director of both the uber-heavy Chekhov piece and the giddy Durang parody, is on a schizoid seesaw as she veers from the serious to the silly - and the same might be said from the cast members who swap costumes and take their characterizations from one play to the next. Having just seen THE SEAGULL last week, I was eager to see how Durang's TONY-winning play would parlay all that Chekhovian talk about artists and pseudo-artists into something more laughter-inducing. However, rest assured that the talents involved in both plays rise (or fall, as it were) without any difficulty. (more...)

The Community Players to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 4/10-26The Community Players to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Community Players, Rhode Island's oldest community theatre, proudly presents one of Broadway's best loved musicals, Guys and Dolls, directed & choreographed by Timothy Reid from April 10th through April 26th. This high-spirited production captures the romance and humor of Damon Runyon's big city fables of fancy-talking gamblers and the "dolls" that fall for them. Written by composer/lyricist Frank Loesser, with a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, the Tony Award-winning show features such classic songs as Luck Be A Lady, Sit Down You're Rocking The Boat, Adelaide's Lament and A Bushel and a Peck. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students (with a valid student ID) and may be purchased at the door or online at www.thecommunityplayers.org, or reserved by phone at (401) 726-6860. (more...)

LEND ME A TENOR Opens 4/1 at Ocean State TheatreLEND ME A TENOR Opens 4/1 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick will present Ken Ludwig's hilarious comedy, Lend Me a Tenor from April 1 - 19. (more...)

Jennifer Roberts to Return to Don't Tell Mama, 4/7 & 9Jennifer Roberts to Return to Don't Tell Mama, 4/7 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

After successful shows at Judy's Chelsea and Don't Tell Mama, Jennifer Roberts is back to celebrate her love for Manhattan with two shows at New York hotspot 'Don't Tell Mama.' Musical Director Tedd Firth will join Jennifer along with bass player Ritt Henn (www.ritthenn.com) on April 7th and 9th. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To BroadwayFLASH FRIDAY: The Queen Reigns Supreme! Welcome Audra McDonald Back To Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 2015

Today we are celebrating this week's hot news of Audra McDonald's big Broadway return next season! (more...)

Indie Series Awards Adds Star Power to Ceremony LineupIndie Series Awards Adds Star Power to Ceremony Lineup
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Producers for the 6th Annual Indie Series Awards (ISA6) announced today that Better Call Saul's Julie Ann Emery and Cristela's Sam McMurray would present the best comedy series award. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS to Play State Theatre Next MonthGUYS AND DOLLS to Play State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. This oddball romantic comedy comes to the State Theatre on Wednesday, April 1st. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/28-3/1/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/28-3/1/2015
by - Mar 1, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 1, 2015 - Sunday, March 1, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/1/15- GUYS AND DOLLSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/1/15- GUYS AND DOLLS
by Stage Tube - Mar 1, 2015

Today in 2009, Guys and Dolls opened at the Nederlander Theatre, where it ran for 121 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...)

Anthony Roach, Nancy Anderson, and More Lead Goodspeed's GUYS AND DOLLS- Full Cast Announced!Anthony Roach, Nancy Anderson, and More Lead Goodspeed's GUYS AND DOLLS- Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2015 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls. Roll the dice on this winning musical comedy running April 10 - June 20 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Invites Local Writers and Fans to Public Events This SpringPalm Beach Poetry Festival Invites Local Writers and Fans to Public Events This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival, and Dr. Blaise Allen, Director of Community Outreach, today invited local poets and poetry fans to several upcoming public events. (more...)

ElliptiGO Athletes Achieve High Rankings Across the CountryElliptiGO Athletes Achieve High Rankings Across the Country
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/7-2/8/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/7-2/8/2015
by - Feb 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 8, 2015 - Sunday, February 8, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New GUYS AND DOLLS National TourPhoto Flash: First Look at the New GUYS AND DOLLS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

Christopher Swan leads the cast of the 2014 - 2015 National Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS in the role of the infamous crap-shooter Nathan Detroit. Swan joins Lauren Weinberg as Detroit's long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide, Matthew J. Taylor as the charming and slick gambler Sky Masterson, and Kayleen Seidl as the upright, but uptight 'mission doll,' Sarah Brown. Scroll down for photos of the cast onstage, plus design extras, below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at the New GUYS & DOLLS National TourVIDEO: First Look at the New GUYS & DOLLS National Tour
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2015

Christopher Swan leads the cast of the 2014 - 2015 National Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS in the role of the infamous crap-shooter Nathan Detroit. Swan joins Lauren Weinberg as Detroit's long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide, Matthew J. Taylor as the charming and slick gambler Sky Masterson, and Kayleen Seidl as the upright, but uptight 'mission doll,' Sarah Brown. Take a first look at video from the tour below! (more...)

Aaron Walpole & More Round Out Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute CastAaron Walpole & More Round Out Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Aaron Walpole (Les Miserables), Wendi Bergamini (Doctor Zhivago), and Natalie Ballenger (Orange Blossoms) complete the list of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. Bergamini and Walpole join previously announced Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Mara Davi ('Smash'), Jenna Leigh Green ('Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'), Laurissa Romain ('Top Five'), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story). Also present will be our guest of honor, Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated composer Maury Yeston. (more...)

Christopher Swan Boards GUYS AND DOLLS National TourChristopher Swan Boards GUYS AND DOLLS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Direct from his critically acclaimed run as The Old Man in the Big League Productions' new National Tour of A CHRISTMAS STORY, The Musical, Christopher Swan joins the cast of the 2014 - 2015 National Tour of GUYS AND DOLLS in the role of the infamous crap-shooter Nathan Detroit. Swan joins a cast that audiences have been cheering, including Lauren Weinberg as Detroit's long-suffering fiancee of fourteen years, Miss Adelaide, Matthew J. Taylor as the charming and slick gambler Sky Masterson, and Kayleen Seidl as the upright, but uptight 'mission doll,' Sarah Brown. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'The Music of Whitney Houston' Comes To Life With Rashidra ScottBWW Interview: 'The Music of Whitney Houston' Comes To Life With Rashidra Scott
by Joseph OHern - Jan 21, 2015

From an early age, Rashidra Scott was known as the little girl with the big voice. “She's the reason why I'm singing,” Rashidra said of Whitney Houston. After already receiving glowing reviews from her performances with the St. Louis Symphony and the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Rashidra makes her way to Jacksonville, Florida, this weekend to once again take on The Music of Whitney Houston. (more...)

Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present GUYS & DOLLS, Opening 2/6Seacoast Repertory Theatre to Present GUYS & DOLLS, Opening 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is set to open Guys & Dolls, the first show of its 2015 season, on Friday February 6th. The Pulitzer-winning musical will be the first mainstage show produced by the theater's interim management team, and the first of seven Mainstage productions in the 2015 season. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 4/14-19Segerstrom Center to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 4/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Bustling with gamblers, gangsters and sassy showgirls, GUYS AND DOLLS plays in Orange County at Segerstrom Center for the Arts from April 14 - 19, 2015. The musical celebrates Broadway's golden era with a score by the legendary Frank Loesser and a masterfully witty book and lyrics by Joe Swerling and comedy legend Abe Burrows. GUYS AND DOLLS is based on the glorious Damon Runyon comic book world of 1940s Times Square New York City. (more...)

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