Syracuse University News

WICC 600 AM Adds Weekly Theater Review Segment with Ed KatzWICC 600 AM Adds Weekly Theater Review Segment with Ed Katz
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICC600 AM is pleased to announce a new weekly feature to fulfill the needs of the community. With the resurgence in popularity of Broadway and live theater, the station recently began a new feature, Katz Reviews, where longtime Westport resident Ed Katz reviews shows on Broadway as well as in Southern Connecticut. (more...)

Syracuse Stage to Celebrate Johnny CashSyracuse Stage to Celebrate Johnny Cash
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

From the songbook of The Man in Black himself, comes the musical adaptation "Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash". Performed by a multi-talented cast of 10, the show features 38 Cash classics including "I Walk the Line", "A Boy Named Sue" and "Folsom Prison Blues". This lively musical about love and faith, struggle and success, and rowdiness and redemption, opens at Syracuse Stage on June 9 in the Archbold Theatre at Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex, 820 E. Genesee St. Preview performances are June 7 and 8. (more...)

Syracuse University Alumni Hit Up BROADWAY SESSIONS this WeekSyracuse University Alumni Hit Up BROADWAY SESSIONS this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Broadway Sessions welcomes Syracuse University grads and alum this week, 5/18. BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BYU Students and Alums Bring It at Broadway Sessions!BWW TV Exclusive: BYU Students and Alums Bring It at Broadway Sessions!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2017

You can take the boy out of Utah, but can you ever take the Utah out of the boy? Who knows, but a couple weeks back at Broadway Sessions, we did learn that you can bring the Utah to the boy. Full disclosure: I, Ben Cameron, grew up in the great red state of Utah, just a mile or two from Brigham Young University. So, although you may not have known, I have known for years just how sensational the training is in the BYU Music/Dance/Theatre program. Training so goodie resulted in starry careers for alumni Paul Canaan (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), Alicia Shumway (The King and I), Zach Hess (The Book of Mormon), Michael Milkanin (Kinky Boots), Becca Petersen (Bandstand) and more. Check them out in action alongside the extremely talented '17 graduating MDT class.  (more...)

Diversionary Theatre to Channel the '80s with DECADES OF DIVERSIONARY EventDiversionary Theatre to Channel the '80s with DECADES OF DIVERSIONARY Event
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Celebrate the decade that birthed the third oldest LGBT theatre in the country and the resilience of our community. The event features a special concert performance of highlights from the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos. (more...)

Autistic Actor to Lead THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Syracuse StageAutistic Actor to Lead THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Indiana Repertory Theater (IRT) and Syracuse Stage will welcome Seattle-based actor Mickey Rowe as Christopher John Francis Boone in "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" by Simon Stephens. (more...)

New Book Combines Fierce Females And Epic FantasyNew Book Combines Fierce Females And Epic Fantasy
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

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Baum & Cheri's GUN & POWDER Gets Workshop, Readings at 2nd Annual SigWorks LabBaum & Cheri's GUN & POWDER Gets Workshop, Readings at 2nd Annual SigWorks Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced that Gun & Powder by Ross Baum and Angelica Cheri has been chosen for further development at the second annual SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab. (more...)

BWW Review: SU Drama's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Connects Weill's Music and Today's World at Syracuse StageBWW Review: SU Drama's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Connects Weill's Music and Today's World at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - May 8, 2017

The Syracuse University (SU) Department of Drama is performing the powerful and engaging music of German composer Kurt Weill in its production of Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage at the Storch Theatre at Syracuse Stage. The entertaining production, directed by Syracuse University faculty member David Lowenstein, sets course from 1930s Berlin to 1950s America, the time in which Weill's avant-garde style and gorgeous music gained international fame. (more...)

Nadine Malouf to Lead U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Across the BoroughsNadine Malouf to Lead U.S. Premiere of OH MY SWEET LAND Across the Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Managing Director Robert Bradshaw announce the U.S. premiere of Amir Nizar Zuabi's Oh My Sweet Land (September/October), an intimate solo play that will be staged in private homes and community spaces throughout the five boroughs. (more...)

Syracuse University Drama Announces 17/18 SeasonSyracuse University Drama Announces 17/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Great music, classics, comedy, a carnivorous space alien and a high-flying partnership with New York's 2 Ring Circus highlight the Syracuse University Department of Drama's 2017/2018 season. From Gershwin to Chekhov, from Paula Vogel to Isabel Allende, the season offers a rich and wide-ranging celebration of theatrical experiences. (more...)

CRY HAVOC! Returns to 4th Wall In JuneCRY HAVOC! Returns to 4th Wall In June
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Back by popular demand for 4th Wall Theatre's final play of the season-a limited two-week engagement of the award-winning and thought-provoking one-man show Cry Havoc! (more...)

New Photo Book Documents Pope John Paul II's 1981 Visit to JapanNew Photo Book Documents Pope John Paul II's 1981 Visit to Japan
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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Comedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse StageComedy Thriller DEATHTRAP to Bring Mystery & Fun to Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Syracuse Stage presents "Deathtrap," a comedy-thriller guaranteed to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. (more...)

Monarch | Arredon Contemporary Presents Visual Jazz in San Diego, 4/29Monarch | Arredon Contemporary Presents Visual Jazz in San Diego, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Searching for some soulful illustrations? Monarch | Arredon Contemporary is honored to present Visual Jazz by San Diego County native Chor Boogie. The one-of-a-kind solo exhibition will feature over 20 original works on canvas, with an opening reception on Saturday April 29th 2017 from 5p to 8pm at the La Plaza La Jolla. (more...)

Breaking Data Appoints Greg D'Alba to its Board of DirectorsBreaking Data Appoints Greg D'Alba to its Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

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Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Meet the Sweet Company of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is currently in performances at Broadway's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) and officially opens tonight, April 23, 2017. Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Playhouse Jr. to Present PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL and THE ADVENTURES OF NATE THE GREATPlayhouse Jr. to Present PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL and THE ADVENTURES OF NATE THE GREAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Playhouse Jr., Point Park University's quality children's theatre company, will be wrapping up the 2016-2017 season and kicking off the summer with two unique and comedic shows for children of all ages. (more...)

High School Drama: Franklin Road Academy's MICAH FRIZZELLHigh School Drama: Franklin Road Academy's MICAH FRIZZELL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2017

The calendar is fast approaching commencement season all over the country and seniors in high school theater programs are preparing for their final shows on their familiar stomping grounds - like Nashville's Franklin Road Academy senior Micah Frizzell. As he prepares to open tonight in director/educator Ross Bolen's musical update of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing (he plays Don John), he's already looking ahead to next fall when he enrolls at Syracuse University as part of their group of 24 incoming freshmen for the BFA Musical Theater program. (more...)

Grammy Award Winning Rock Band Los Lobos to Perform at Syracuse Stage GalaGrammy Award Winning Rock Band Los Lobos to Perform at Syracuse Stage Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Los Lobos, an eclectic rock band will perform live in concert at Gala 2017, Syracuse Stage's major annual fundraiser. The event will take place on Friday, June 16 in Goldstein Auditorium at Syracuse University's Schine Student Center. (more...)

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