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BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL at Hale Centre Theatre West Valley is Deeply Moving, Despite Production FlawsBWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL at Hale Centre Theatre West Valley is Deeply Moving, Despite Production Flaws
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 27, 2015

GHOST THE MUSICAL is a deeply emotional, deeply spiritual piece of theatre, and its regional premiere production at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is no exception, despite its flaws. The story is engaging and incredibly moving, and the music is breathtakingly beautiful. (more...)

Makram J Khoury, Patsy Ferran & More Set for RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & OTHELLO This SummerMakram J Khoury, Patsy Ferran & More Set for RSC's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE & OTHELLO This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Casting is announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company's (RSC) summer productions of The Merchant of Venice and Othello, running in repertoire in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and broadcast worldwide 'Live from Stratford-upon-Avon'. (more...)

Danceworks 2015 to Explore THE TIES THAT BINDDanceworks 2015 to Explore THE TIES THAT BIND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

Presented by the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University, the Danceworks 2015, "Ties That Bind" production will be under the artistic direction of Northwestern School of Communication faculty member Jeffrey Hancock. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/20Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/20
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 20, 2015

With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Berkeley PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater continues their seventh season with You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed and choreographed by Christina Lazo (Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show with Altarena Playhouse; All Shook Up, West Side Story with Tri Valley Repertory Theatre; A Chorus Line, Catch Me If You Can with Woodminster; and Bye Bye Birdie with Contra Costa Musical Theatre). Previews begin tonight, February 19, and runs from February 21 to March 15, 2015 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Glorious SOUTH PACIFIC at MTWBWW Reviews: Glorious SOUTH PACIFIC at MTW
by Don Grigware - Feb 17, 2015

Like The King and I, Rodgers and Hammerstein's South Pacific is a heartbreaking, yet uplifting story told across racial borders ... with an elegant score. The look in its rich set design with an incredible, dreamlike Bali Ha'i in the background, setting the romantic tone for the entire show, adds lovely detail to the current production at MTW, Long Beach. This production is marvelous with great direction and a sensational cast. (more...)

AstonRep to Present LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES This SummerAstonRep to Present LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with Christopher Hampton's drama LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES, based on the classic French novel by Choderlos de Laclos, directed by Charlie Marie McGrath, playing May 21 - June 21, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. (more...)

Jarrod Emick, Matthew Hydzik, Charlotte d'Amboise & Tony Roberts Join Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry CAROUSELJarrod Emick, Matthew Hydzik, Charlotte d'Amboise & Tony Roberts Join Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced casting for the remaining principal roles in its new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. Matthew Hydzik will portray Enoch Snow alongside Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick as Jigger Craigin, two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Mrs. Mullin, and two-time Tony Award nominee Tony Roberts as the Starkeeper. Carousel will run April 10 to May 3 at the Civic Opera House (opening night April 11). (more...)

Alessa Neeck and Christopher Carl to Star in SOUTH PACIFIC at Musical Theatre West, 2/13-3/1Alessa Neeck and Christopher Carl to Star in SOUTH PACIFIC at Musical Theatre West, 2/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings to the stage Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific, February 13 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast for THE HARVEST at Ustinov Studio AnnouncedFull Cast for THE HARVEST at Ustinov Studio Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Ustinov Studio, Bath has announced the cast for the first production in its spring 2015 season, the UK premiere of Pavel Pryazhko's wickedly funny comedy, THE HARVEST, directed by Michael Boyd. (more...)

Anna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones & Sarah-Louise Young to Lead JERRY'S GIRLS at St. James StudioAnna-Jane Casey, Ria Jones & Sarah-Louise Young to Lead JERRY'S GIRLS at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Full casting is announced today for musical revue Jerry's Girls which, 30 years after it opened on Broadway, will be revived in a limited two-week run at the St. James Studio. (more...)

INSIDE OUT to Play Grove Theatre Center, 2/12-3/22INSIDE OUT to Play Grove Theatre Center, 2/12-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The critically acclaimed New York, Off-Broadway hit musical Inside Out will celebrate its 20-year anniversary at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank, CA February 12th - March 22nd, it was announced today by Kritzerland Entertainment and PlayWorks Music. Veteran TV/Film/Theatre/Actor/ Author/Performer/Playwright and CEO of Kritzerland Records Bruce Kimmel has been set to direct the musical by Doug Haverty (book and lyrics) and Adryan Russ (lyrics and music). An all-star female ensemble/cast of six features Sandy Bainum, Cynthia Ferrer, Stephanie Fredricks, Dana Meller, Leslie Stevens and Adrienne Visnic. Preview performances are February 12th and 13th with the show's official opening scheduled for February 14th. (more...)

NOFX's Fat Mike to Present New Rock Musical, HOME STREET HOME, 2/20NOFX's Fat Mike to Present New Rock Musical, HOME STREET HOME, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Home Street Home, a new musical, will play an 11-performance run between February 20 - March 7, 2015 at Z Space, located in the Mission District in San Francisco, the producers announced today. Home Street Home features music by punk legend Fat Mike (NOFX), lyrics by Fat Mike, Jeff Marx (Tony AwardŽ winner, Avenue Q) & Goddess Soma (AVN Award winning writer/director), and book by Goddess Soma & Fat Mike. Richard Israel (LA Drama Critics Circle Career Achievement Award winner) will direct. www.HomeStreetHomeOnStage.com. (more...)

The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01The Wallis Presents ENTER LAUGHING- THE MUSICAL 2/08-3/01
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") presents Enter Laughing - The Musical, featuring a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), music and lyrics by Stan Daniels ("The Mary Tyler Moore Show"), and directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid). Musical Direction is by Gerald Sternbach. The show will run for 23 performances only, February 8 - March 1, 2015, in the Lovelace Studio Theater (more...)

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, AprilJohn Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JEROME KERN, 2/2Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JEROME KERN, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE - THE SONGS OF JEROME KER on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015 - 8:00 PM. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCOFull Cast Announced for THE RISE AND SHINE OF COMRADE FIASCO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Full casting is announced today for the first production in the Gate Theatre's Freedom Burning season, Andrew Whaley's award-winning play The Rise and Shine of Comrade Fiasco - a witty and energised allegory of life in post-colonial Zimbabwe. The production is directed by Elayce Ismail, the recipient of this year's JP Morgan Award for Emerging Directors. She directs Gary Beadle (Jungle), Kurt Egyiawan (Chidhina), Joan Iyiola (Febi) and Abdul Salis (Fiasco). (more...)

Rubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Announces Director and Full CastRubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Announces Director and Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

December 18, 2014 (Ventura, CA) - Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura has just announced the director and cast for the company's mainstage production of The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's emotionally powerful, intimate pop musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in love and try to hold on to each other when life leads them in opposite directions. Rubicon's production will be helmed by Rubicon Resident Artist Stephanie A. Coltrin, who won an Ovation Award for Miss Saigon in L.A. The role of up-and-coming novelist Jamie Wellerstein will be played by Louis Pardo, whose credits include the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley and work with South Coast Rep, San Diego Rep, and Musical Theatre Guild. Ashley Fox Linton stars opposite Pardo as Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring young actress. Fox Linton's credits include Glinda in the Broadway National Tour of Wicked and Cosette in Les Miserables. (more...)

Micky Dolenz, Jennifer Tilly, Roger Bart and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: VALENTINE'S DAY EDITION at Haugh PACMicky Dolenz, Jennifer Tilly, Roger Bart and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: VALENTINE'S DAY EDITION at Haugh PAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Haugh Performing Arts Center in Glendora is thrilled to present the most hilarious Valentine's Day date of the year, CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY: VALENTINE'S DAY EDITION performed by Scott Adsit, Roger Bart, Mindy Cohn, Micky Dolenz, Jennifer Tilly and creators Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel on Saturday, February 14 at 8:00pm (Doors open at 7:30pm) at the Haugh Performing Arts Center, 1000 W. Foothill Blvd. in Glendora, CA 91741. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada TheatreBILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview tonight, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

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