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Long Beach to Honor Gene Kelly's Legacy With Three Upcoming EventsLong Beach to Honor Gene Kelly's Legacy With Three Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, and film director…Gene Kelly has done it all, leaving the world with a legacy of great performances.  Now, three Long Beach events will pay tribute to the American icon.  The tribute begins with a three-week run of the Broadway stage spectacle "Singin' in the Rain," presented live on stage by Musical Theatre West, July 10-26.  (more...)

Watford Palace Theatre to Premiere New Play by Neil D'SouzaWatford Palace Theatre to Premiere New Play by Neil D'Souza
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

This October Watford Palace Theatre will be producing the world premiere of Coming Up, Neil D'Souza's evocative, playful and magical new play about family ties, and how quickly we can become disconnected from ourselves. The play was commissioned by Watford Palace Theatre (WPT) and will be directed by Artistic Director Brigid Larmour. (more...)

Long Beach Celebrates Gene Kelly's LegacyLong Beach Celebrates Gene Kelly's Legacy
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Dancer, choreographer, actor, singer, and film director…Gene Kelly has done it all, leaving the world with a legacy of great performances. Now, three Long Beach events will pay tribute to the American icon. The tribute begins with a three-week run of the Broadway stage spectacle "Singin' in the Rain," presented live on stage by Musical Theatre West, July 10-26. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/25/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 6/25/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 25, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of The Bible in 30 Minutes...or less!, The Music Man and Harvey - and more! We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: THE SONGS OF PAUL WILLIAMS, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents WE'VE ONLY JUST BEGUN: THE SONGS OF PAUL WILLIAMS on Sunday, July 5, 7PM. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces the producers, venue, and partners for its upcoming production of Extremities by William Mastrosimone. Previously, Dark & Stormy has presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, The Receptionist by Adam Bock, The Drunken City by Adam Bock, and The Hothouse by Harold Pinter. Extremities will be the first production of Dark & Stormy's 2015 season. (more...)

Unbound Productions to Offer Staged Readings This SummerUnbound Productions to Offer Staged Readings This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced two events that will be taking place in the greater Pasadena area this summer: an enhanced staged reading of Holmes, Sherlock and The Consulting Detective on Friday, June 26 at 7pm at The Huntington (San Marino) and a Summer Wicked Lit Installation including a full production of W.W. Jacobs' The Monkey's Paw and a staged reading of H.P. Lovecraft's From Beyond: July 10-25 at Mountain View Mausoleum (Altadena). (more...)

2015 Wilde Awards Nominees Announced2015 Wilde Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather together Aug. 31 when The 2015 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield. Presented by EncoreMichigan.com, the most comprehensive resource for news and information about the state's professional theater industry, The Wilde Awards were established in 2002 to honor the excellent work produced by Michigan's professional theaters. (more...)

NCTC to Stage World Premiere of SALOME, DANCE FOR MENCTC to Stage World Premiere of SALOME, DANCE FOR ME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Heads will roll this summer when New Conservatory Theatre Center proudly presents the world premiere of Salome, Dance for Me, a savagely beautiful new glam rock re-imagining of the infamous Biblical tale, starring San Francisco's most erotically-charged and campily hilarious rock chanteuse, trixxie carr. (more...)

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead TheatreDervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity. (more...)

Full Cast Set for WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED at Menier Chocolate FactoryFull Cast Set for WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT? BACHARACH REIMAGINED at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the international cast - hailing from across the UK, US and Canada, for the UK premiere of What's It All About? Bacharach Reimagined. Burt Bacharach's celebrated songbook is given an exciting new interpretation with Kyle Riabko's thrillingly original musical arrangement. This show, directed by Oliver Award-winner Steven Hoggett, is a dynamic 90-minute non-stop musical journey in which the 27-year-old Riabko leads a talented group of young performers through Bacharach's classic melodies, blending nostalgia and innovation, where generations old and new can revel in the joy of these hits as if for the very first time. (more...)

The Dio to Present ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, 6/19-8/2The Dio to Present ALWAYS A BRIDESMAID, 6/19-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's only professional dinner theatre, will present the "laugh out loud," Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten comedy, Always a Bridesmaid, a joint production with Two Muses Theatre, West Bloomfield. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This JulyCabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA! opens on Friday, July 17th , 2015, playing until Sunday, July 26th , and features an added mid-week matinee on July 22nd , at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 7/10-26Musical Theatre West to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

?Musical Theatre West (MTW) is Singin' in the Rain July 10-26 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.  Featuring all of the beloved songs, splashy dance numbers, and comedic antics, this two-time Tony nominated musical delivers the best of the beloved film, live on stage.  Tickets are now on sale at the MTW Ticket Office, online at  www.musical.org, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Ticket prices start at $20.  And, by popular demand, a matinee preview performance on Saturday, July 11, 2pm is now on sale with great seats still available! (more...)

AstonRep to Stage Chicago Premiere of THE LYONS This FallAstonRep to Stage Chicago Premiere of THE LYONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to kick-off its 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of Nicky Silver's darkly humorous family drama THE LYONS, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen*, playing August 27 - September 27, 2015 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AstonRep's LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSESPhoto Flash: First Look at AstonRep's LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 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. Tickets are currently available at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129. The press opening is Sunday, May 24 at 3:30 pm. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This WeekendSan Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James TheatreTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Celebrating 20 years since its first performance off-Broadway, an all-new London production of triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World is at the St. James Theatre for a strictly limited run of three weeks, directed by Adam Lenson. This special 20th Anniversary production of Songs for a New World will feature an award-winning cast, including Cynthia Erivo, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley and Dean-John Wilson, alongside a five piece band. (more...)

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