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BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Pico PlayhouseBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at Pico Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 24, 2016

Last Sunday, we ventured into Los Angeles to see two Ventura County theater alumni in a production of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Next to Normal, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that is being staged at the Pico Playhouse. Michelle Lane and Harrison Meloeny were both in Cabrillo Music Theatre's 2015 production of Mary Poppins and have reunited to appear in this highly acclaimed production. (more...)

BWW Review: Engrossing NEXT TO NORMAL at Pico PlayhouseBWW Review: Engrossing NEXT TO NORMAL at Pico Playhouse
by Don Grigware - Aug 22, 2016

Bipolar disease most often occurs in women creating abnormal behavior patterns, and usually treated with drugs. In the Pulitzer Prize winning Next to Normal, the problem is presented via a wife and mother, Diana (Michelle Lane). Her behavior shows extreme mental instability, and the effects on her husband Dan (Nick Sarando) and teen daughter Natalie (Isa Briones) cause a serious rift in their ongoing relationships. Eventually a heartfelt loss from the past unravels that is at the core of the woman's suffering. Structured in a most unusual way, Next to Normal is akin to a rock opera, but it is not completely sung; there is intermittent dialogue. The most emotional moments, though, come through song, so the music by Tom Kitt and book by Brian Yorkey flow together smoothly, and with the three tiered open set and loosely structured staging, what occurs is an unparalleled musical drama. Now in the intimate space of the Pico Playhouse, the complex drama unfolds crystal clear with fine direction from Thomas James O'Leary and a marvelously skilled ensemble, all of whom sing and act their socks off. (more...)

BWW Interview: ISA BRIONES Opens Up About NEXT TO NORMALBWW Interview: ISA BRIONES Opens Up About NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - Aug 19, 2016

ISA BRIONES was born Isabella Camille Briones in London, England. Her parents, Jon Jon Briones and Megan Johnson Briones are both actors and singers, and her younger brother, Teo Briones is also an actor. She began modeling in New York at the age of 3, and started acting when her family moved to Los Angeles in 2006. She is best known for her role in the film Takers, playing Matt Dillon's daughter. Isa is entering her senior year of high school, and is excited to be making her professional theater debut in this production of Next to Normal. School theater credits include: Velma in Hairspray, Brooke in Legally Blonde and Abigail in The Crucible. TV and film: "Takers," "Cutthroat", "Lonely Boy".  (more...)

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Album Out Next Month; Preview 'Steal with Style'!THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Cast Album Out Next Month; Preview 'Steal with Style'!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the critically-acclaimed musical revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM from Roundabout Theatre Company on Friday, September 9, 2016. (more...)

RED EYE OF LOVE Cast Album Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Brad Oscar & Josh Grisetti Out Next MonthRED EYE OF LOVE Cast Album Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Brad Oscar & Josh Grisetti Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the new musical comedy RED EYE OF LOVE on Friday, September 16, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Guido Balzaretti interpreta 'Soy Real' de CASI NORMALESSTAGE TUBE: Guido Balzaretti interpreta 'Soy Real' de CASI NORMALES
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 16, 2016

Como avance de la produccion que llegara a nuestro pais el año que viene, se presenta el tema 'Soy Real' (I'm Alive' de CASI NORMALES (NEXT TO NORMAL) interpretado por Guido Balzaretti. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thomas James O'Leary Directs NEXT TO NORMALBWW Interview: Thomas James O'Leary Directs NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - Aug 15, 2016

Thomas James O'Leary's recent directing credits include Flim Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Nine, Dusty de los Santos, The Debut of Georgia, A Horse with a View, and currently Sunday in the Park with George. Thomas is best known for his three-year run (over 1,000 performances) in the title role of Broadway's longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Other acting credits include Miss Saigon (Broadway original cast), Les Miserables (First National original cast), Chess (First National), You Never Can Tell (Yale Rep), Last Sunday in June (Century Center), Travels with My Aunt (Colony Theatre), and Take Me Out (LA Weekly Award, Celebration Theatre).   (more...)

The Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol Announces Casting for Inaugural Season, Featuring NEXT TO NORMAL & MoreThe Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol Announces Casting for Inaugural Season, Featuring NEXT TO NORMAL & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Studio Theatre, a new black box theatre, under the Artistic Direction of Whitney Morse, presents its inaugural season: A Model Home: Peer Beyond The Facade. (more...)

BWW TV: Pour Us Another! IF/THEN Tour Celebrates Final Shows with Hilarious DRUNK HISTORY ParodyBWW TV: Pour Us Another! IF/THEN Tour Celebrates Final Shows with Hilarious DRUNK HISTORY Parody
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2016

IF/THEN, the original Broadway musical which reunites composer Tom Kitt, book writer/lyricist Brian Yorkey, and director Michael Greif, the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal, will play its final performance on tour in Atlanta this weekend. To mark the occasion, the cast put together a hilarious 'Drunk History' parody. We don't know about you, but we think this should become the Broadway community's next viral trend. Click below to watch the silliness! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Cast Ditches Bikini Bottom for the Recording Studio!Photo Coverage: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Cast Ditches Bikini Bottom for the Recording Studio!
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 12, 2016

Nickelodeon and Masterworks Broadway recently announced that the Broadway-bound The SpongeBob Musical will release a cast album following a successful run at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theater. (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL Next Up at Pico PlayhouseNEXT TO NORMAL Next Up at Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Triage Productions and Standing Room Only Productions present Next To Normal, with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt, directed by Thomas James O'Leary, features a live five-piece band conducted by music director ­­Taylor Stephenson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Musical Theater HeritageBWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Aug 9, 2016

Journey deep into the mind of a suburban family (more...)

BWW Review: Multi-Talented Mary Olive Gauthier in CSA's Production of NEXT TO NORMALBWW Review: Multi-Talented Mary Olive Gauthier in CSA's Production of NEXT TO NORMAL
by Peter Nason - Aug 8, 2016

Can a group of talented teenagers make this adult musical work? (more...)

NYC's Musically Human Theatre Moves to Highland ParkNYC's Musically Human Theatre Moves to Highland Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Musically Human Theatre (MHT), a professional not-for-profit company focusing on musical theatre, has signed a lease with the City of Highland Park for space in the Karger Center at 1850 Green Bay Road, Producing Artistic Director David Norwood announced today. (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Celebrate CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Album at Joe's PubKyle Riabko to Celebrate CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Album at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will bring his extraordinary Burt Bacharach arrangements to Joe's Pub at the Public for a solo concert and album launch on Monday, October 17 at 7:00 PM and Tuesday, October 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical 21 CHUMP STREET Set for UK Premiere This November!Lin-Manuel Miranda Musical 21 CHUMP STREET Set for UK Premiere This November!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 1, 2016

London's Tristan Bates Theatre has announced that a new musical from HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda will have its European debut as part of the theatre's From Page to Stage Showcase. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Launches New Web Series BROADWAY OUR WAYVIDEO: Broadway Inspirational Voices Launches New Web Series BROADWAY OUR WAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

Tony Award nominee and Grammy award winning Michael McElroy and the Broadway Inspirational Voices launches 'Broadway Our Way' , a video series celebrating some of Broadway's greatest tunes performed the BIV way,  August 1st on Youtube. The series will present Broadway songs performed in the Gospel style and will feature original arrangements by Michael McElroy and appearances by special guests. (more...)

BWW Review: IF/THEN at Starlight TheatreBWW Review: IF/THEN at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jul 28, 2016

'If/Then,' now playing through Sunday at the Starlight Theatre, is a show the audience wants to love. It is chock full of big songs, great performances, and memorable dancing. Sets are cleverly designed to resemble impressionist versions of everyday New York big city locations that have the ability to gracefully and seamlessly transform one into the next. Orchestrations are lush and fully realized. (more...)

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