Theatre West News

Whittier Community Theatre to Open THE PAJAMA GAME, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Whittier Community Theatre, established in 1921 (the longest running community Theatre West of the Mississippi), opens its 93rd Season with The Pajama Game, running September 5 through the 20th. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present GOOD PEOPLE, 9/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the first production in its 2014-2015 season with the Tony Award-winning GOOD PEOPLE, written by David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Fuddy Meers) and directed by Jeff Maynard (Broadway Bound, Boeing-Boeing). GOOD PEOPLE will feature Katie MacNichol, Anne Gee Byrd, Gigi Bermingham, Wyatt Fenner, Sophina Brown and Martin Kildare. (more...)

The Welders to Present NOT ENUF LIFETIMES, Opening 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-have launched their second production. Not Enuf Lifetimes, a new play by Caleen Sinnette Jennings, opens November 1, 2014 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Psalmayene 24 will direct. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHE LOVES ME at Hale Centre Theatre West Valley is a Heartfelt Love Letter
by Tyler Hinton - Aug 24, 2014

SHE LOVES ME at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a heartfelt love letter to old-fashioned musicals and romance. If you are a fan of classic musicals and are unfamiliar with this show, take a chance on it and you may be rewarded with a new favorite. (more...)

Jones and Merkle to Host THE BROADWAY CAGE MATCH, Starring Platt, Foster, Pardo, and More 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

The famous Rockwell Table and Stage Los Angeles presents its inaugural competition cabaret; THE BROADWAY CAGE MATCH on August 26th at 8 pm. (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne and More Set for OUR TOWN at the Almeida Theatre - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting is announced for Our Town at the Almeida Theatre. Award-winning US actor-director David Cromer will direct and perform in this intimate version of Thornton Wilder's iconic American play. The cast will also include Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stoneand David Walmsley. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014


Northwestern University 2014/15 Theatre Season to Include THE LARAMIE PROJECT, THE WILD PARTY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The 34th Mainstage season of plays and musicals at the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University features award-winning directors and playwrights, acclaimed alumnae and faculty, groundbreaking plays and musicals and The Waa-Mu Show. The season reflects on the evolving definitions of family and community and invites audiences to embrace the circumstances that unite and strengthen us. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Valley Youth Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Is Brilliant In Every Way
by Herbert Paine - Aug 15, 2014

Think about the combined genius of Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim, and Jerome Robbins and the driving inspiration of William Shakespeare that created West Side Story. Then realize how awesome a dare it is to mount this classic musical, to be true to its artistry, its complexity, and its messages ~ especially for an ensemble of teenage actors. And then, stand up and give a hearty hurrah for the cast of Valley Youth Theatre which has aced the challenge. Directed by Bobb Cooper, VYT's Producing Artistic Director, the Jets and the Sharks explode onto the stage of the Herberger Theater with verve and muscularity. (more...)

Kritzerland to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with Special Guests Kerry O'Malley and Bruce Vilanch, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents its fourth anniversary show -- THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY III -- on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. before the JUST ADDED matinee for brunch/lunch. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - CHICAGO!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 10, 2014


Legacy Theatre Developing ROCKET BOYS Musical; Runs 4/17-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Atlanta's Legacy Theatre presents 'Rocket Boys the Musical' from April 17th through May 10th, 2015. (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Harvey Fierstein to Host Broadway Salutes, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) have announced that four-time Tony Award winning playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein will host the sixth annual Broadway Salutes event on Tuesday, September 23rd. This public celebration honors the countless professionals who have made Broadway great. In this industry-wide celebration, theatre professionals will receive special recognition for having worked 25, 35, and 50+ years on Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: HEDWIG's Spencer Liff Choreographs Broadway Routine on Last Night's SYTYCD
by TV News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' choreographer Spencer Liff was on hand to create a gorgeous routine to 'Maybe This Time', sung by Liza Minnelli. (more...)

JUST IN! Choreographer Spencer Liff Joins Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Choreographer Spencer Liff - hot on the heels of HEDWIG on Broadwaybig Tony win - joins Goodspeed's creative team this fall to bring some hot moves to this cool new musical. Fans of @SoYouThinkYouCanDance will get the opportunity to see his latest steps in action right on The Norma Terris stage in The Circus in Winter. (more...)

Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson & More to Star in New Wolsey Theatre's MIDSUMMER SONGS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today. (more...)

Rebecca Spencer to Make LA Concert Debut with FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist Rebecca Spencer will celebrate her Los Angeles concert debut with a performance of FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's on Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. (more...)

World Premiere of WITCH SLAP! Presented with Babes with Blades Theatre Company, 8/9 - 9/20
by Louisa Brady - Jul 21, 2014

In a world premiere production, Babes With Blades Theatre Company is proud to present Witch Slap!, by Jeff Goode, at Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N Clark St., in Chicago. Previews will be Saturday August 9, Thursday August 14, and Friday August 15 at 8PM, and Sunday August 10 at 3:30PM. The opening is Saturday, August 16 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Fridays at 8PM and Sundays at 3:30PM from August 16-September 20. (more...)

Casting Announced for Autumn Tour of Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP - Helen Clapp, Michael Fenner and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been the world's longest running stage production at its London home for more than 55 years. The 60th Anniversary - and first ever - UK tour of this beloved murder mystery has now been seen by over 600,000 people across more than 600 performances and has broken box office records in Southampton, Barnstaple, Dublin and Aberdeen. (more...)

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