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BWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark TheatreBWW Review: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is a Groovy Good Time at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - May 17, 2017

The U.S. tour of Motown the Musical is lighting up the stage at Syracuse, New York's Landmark Theatre. The jukebox musical based on Berry Gordy's (book) autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown features familiar music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalog and focuses on the Motown greats like Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and many more. The cast under the direction of Charles Randolph-Wright has the energy, confidence, and amazing vocals to fully embody these legendary musicians. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and SparkleBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Serenades Birmingham With Song, Soul and Sparkle
by David Edward Perry - May 15, 2017

All you have to do is dream and baby they'll be there. (more...)

BWW Review: Village Has Your DREAMGIRLS, Boys.  And They'll Make You Happy!BWW Review: Village Has Your DREAMGIRLS, Boys. And They'll Make You Happy!
by Jay Irwin - May 12, 2017

Back in the day when I was a mere fledgling musical theater geek I was introduced to the show 'Dreamgirls'. You might say this was my gateway cast album that put me on the path toward the musical addict I am today as I practically wore out the CD. So you'll understand if I'm a little picky about this show. I mean, how could someone live up to the magic of Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph and Loretta Devine? Since then I've seen a few productions that have all been OK but never got me there until now. And true, you can't ever really compare with the originals but the current production from Village Theatre does a mighty fine job. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Dazzles and Shines at Footlite MusicalsBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS Dazzles and Shines at Footlite Musicals
by The Marriage Matinee - May 10, 2017

From the swish of the golden dresses to the silver zoot suits to the huge smiles of the Dreamettes, DREAMGIRLS at Footlite Musicals sure brought it last Friday night. DREAMGIRLS is a musical documenting the blood, sweat, and tears of a struggling girls group rise to the top of the charts and the positive/negative effects of showbiz mixed with some brilliant vocals. (more...)

Kravis Center to Sizzle in June with Trevor Noah, The Gipsy Kings & Diana RossKravis Center to Sizzle in June with Trevor Noah, The Gipsy Kings & Diana Ross
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season with three summer sizzling, soul-stirring, headline-grabbing super shows next month: (more...)

Theatre By The Sea to Host Ultimate Celebration of Female Empowerment!Theatre By The Sea to Host Ultimate Celebration of Female Empowerment!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Are you ready to recall the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power? Bill Hanney's award winning Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) is set to make its own kind of music with BEEHIVE The '60s Musical, the ultimate celebration of 1960's female empowerment. Performances begin Wednesday, May 31 and plays thru Sunday, June 18, 2017. Press night is scheduled for Friday, June 2 at 8p.m. (more...)

Sony/ATV Signs Becky Hill to Worldwide Publishing DealSony/ATV Signs Becky Hill to Worldwide Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed a worldwide deal with chart-topping British singer and songwriter Becky Hill. (more...)

Review Roundup: DREAMGIRLS in the West End - NYT Weighs InReview Roundup: DREAMGIRLS in the West End - NYT Weighs In
by Review Roundups - Apr 30, 2017

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opened on Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London. The New York Times has just had the opportunity to weigh in on the production, check out what critic Ben Brantley had to say! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/30/2017Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/30/2017
by BWW - Apr 30, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/30/2017 for Portland (more...)

Theatre By The Sea Announces Spectacular 2017 SeasonTheatre By The Sea Announces Spectacular 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Bill Hanney is pleased to announce the full lineup for the 2017 Season at the historic Theatre By The Sea (TBTS). The four-show subscription season will include BEEHIVE The '60s Musical, THE MUSIC MAN, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and THE PRODUCERS. Tickets are on sale May 6 online at theatrebythesea.com, and May 7 by phone (401-782-8587), and at the Box Office Window (364 Cards Pond Road in Wakefield, RI) which opens at noon for in person sales. Patrons who visit the box office in person on May 7 are encouraged to bring their family to enjoy complimentary light snacks and to explore the beautiful seaside grounds and gardens. (more...)

Hershey Felder Returns to San Diego Rep as Irving BerlinHershey Felder Returns to San Diego Rep as Irving Berlin
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) has announced the return of the highly acclaimed and widely popular holiday show, "Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin." The newly announced show, a holiday offering during the downtown theatre's 42nd season, features songs by Irving Berlin and a book by Hershey Felder, with direction from longtime Felder collaborator Trevor Hay. The show's run begins on Wednesday, December 20, 2017 and plays through Sunday, January 7, 2018 with a press opening on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 8 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

BWW Feature: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville TheatreBWW Feature: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 27, 2017

THREE TALL WOMEN at Players by the Sea, A NEW BRAIN at The 5 and Dime, STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Theatre Jax, MR. TOAD'S WILD EXPEDITION by Jason Woods, and DREAMGIRLS at the Alhambra! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/23/2017Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Portland (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Portland (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Wilson Plays The Palm Beach Home Of The American SongbookPhoto Coverage: Mary Wilson Plays The Palm Beach Home Of The American Songbook
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 12, 2017

The Royal Room in The Colony Hotel is known as The Palm Beach Home of The American Songbook.  Last night, probably two gentlemen who are associated with preserving America's musical heritage, Michael Feinstein and Legend Radio's Dick Robinson happened to be in the house for the opening night of a elegant lady who is an exceptional performer of our countries great music....Mary Wilson.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/09/2017Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/09/2017
by BWW - Apr 9, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/09/2017 for Portland (more...)

DREAMGIRLS to Bow Next Week at Alhambra Theatre & DiningDREAMGIRLS to Bow Next Week at Alhambra Theatre & Dining
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Following the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago called 'The Dreams' who become music superstars, Dreamgirls is a show about a time in American musical history when rhythm and blues blended with other styles of popular music creating a new American sound. (more...)

Kravis Center Continues 25th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Trevor Noah, and MoreKravis Center Continues 25th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Trevor Noah, and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

With a magical, memorable, musical flourish, the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season with six spectacular concerts and shows in May and June. (more...)

BWW Review: GIRL GROUPS THE 60'S EXPLOSION at Westcoast Black TheatreBWW Review: GIRL GROUPS THE 60'S EXPLOSION at Westcoast Black Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 31, 2017

Girl Groups The 60's Explosion Wows Sarasota Sold Out Audiences (more...)

UMe Set to Reissue 'The Supremes A' Go-Go' Deluxe Edition & More This AprilUMe Set to Reissue 'The Supremes A' Go-Go' Deluxe Edition & More This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

By the time Motown released The Supremes A' Go-Go, the group's ninth studio album, on August 25, 1966, the group had already scaled the charts with hits like 'Where Did Our Love Go?,' 'Baby Love,' 'Come See About Me,' 'Stop! In the Name of Love,' 'Back in My Arms Again' and 'I Hear a Symphony.' (more...)

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