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Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing ArtsDisney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in June at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT invite you to journey "Under The Sea" as it presents the fifth and final show of its 2015-2016 season, THE LITTLE MERMAID, music by Alan Menkcn, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, book by Doug Wright, musical direction by Colin R. Freeman, choreography by John MacInnis and directed by Glenn Casale.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSPhoto Flash: First Look at Brent Hill, Esther Hannaford, and More in Adelaide's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

The cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors has commenced its Australian Tour. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production premiered at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney to rave reviews and will be followed by seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Perth and a newly announced Sydney return season. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Begins This Month at Her Majesty's TheatreLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Begins This Month at Her Majesty's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Direct from a sell-out Sydney season, the cult musical comedy LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, has arrived in Adelaide for 10 days only with Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane and Perth seasons to follow. (more...)

BWW Interview: Charles Busch Recaptures 'That Raffish, Anything Goes Feeling' With CLEOPATRABWW Interview: Charles Busch Recaptures 'That Raffish, Anything Goes Feeling' With CLEOPATRA
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2016

The great playwright and drag artist recalls his early days at Alphabet City's Limbo Lounge. (more...)

New Block of Tickets on Sale for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in MelbourneNew Block of Tickets on Sale for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Take note Melbourne earthlings - new tickets to the monster hit cult musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS have just been released and are available to purchase from this Friday March 11. (more...)

Skyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic DirectorSkyler Astin, Jonathan Groff & More Join Encores! Off-Center 2016 Season; Jeanine Tesori Will Depart as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The 2016 season will be Tesori's fourth and final season leading Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together TomorrowJason Robert Brown and Shoshana Bean to Perform in Concert Together Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

Tony Award-winning Composer Jason Robert Brown (The Bridges of Madison County, Parade) and acclaimed singer Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Hairspray) will perform a special One Night Only concert entitled 'JASON ROBERT BROWN IN CONCERT WITH SHOSHANA BEAN' on Monday, January 4th, 2016 at 8:30pm (Doors at 7:00pm). (more...)

Notre Dame's FFT Production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Starts TonightNotre Dame's FFT Production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Starts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, tonight, November 18-22 in the Decio Mainstage Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Directed and choreographed by guest artist Nathan Halvorson, who previously helmed FTT's production of Cabaret (2013), LITTLE SHOP will also feature puppets by special effects makeup artist and puppeteer RJ Haddy, who was a finalist on Season 2 of the Syfy channel's reality competition series FACE OFF. (more...)

Notre Dame's FFT to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This NovemberNotre Dame's FFT to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, November 18-22 in the Decio Mainstage Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center. Directed and choreographed by guest artist Nathan Halvorson, who previously helmed FTT's production of Cabaret (2013), LITTLE SHOP will also feature puppets by special effects makeup artist and puppeteer RJ Haddy, who was a finalist on Season 2 of the Syfy channel's reality competition series FACE OFF. (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Tour to Premiere at Hayes Theatre Co.LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Tour to Premiere at Hayes Theatre Co.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2015

It has been announced today that cult musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors will next year embark on an Australian Tour. Starring Brent Hill and Esther Hannaford, the production will premiere at Hayes Theatre Co in Sydney in February 2016 followed by seasons in Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane. (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs This WeekendAuthor, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs This Weekend
by David Green - Oct 16, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH, author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Shanghai Moon and The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.   Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.  After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.  (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Shares Original Demo from SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD ft. Billy Porter & MoreJason Robert Brown Shares Original Demo from SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD ft. Billy Porter & More
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2015

Today, Tony winning composer Jason Robert Brown has shared for the first time the original demo recording of the opening sequence of SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, featuring Andrea Burns, Billy Porter, and Brian d'Arcy James. (more...)

Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs, 10/16-17Author, Actor, Icon! Charles Busch Brings His One-Man Show to The COPA Palm Springs, 10/16-17
by David Green - Oct 12, 2015

CHARLES BUSCH, author and star of such plays as Psycho Beach Party, Times Square Angel, The Lady in Question, Red Scare on Sunset, You Should Be So Lucky, Shanghai Moon and The Divine Sister brings his iconic Cabaret stylings to The COPA Palm Springs for two 'sure to be sell-out' performances, October 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm.   Born in New York City, he began his theatrical career shortly after graduating from Northwestern University in 1976.  After spending two years in Chicago working with different local theatre companies, he returned to his home town of New York City with a solo play called Hollywood Confidential, which he performed as a weekend late show at Charles Ludlam's Ridiculous Theatrical Company's theatre at One Sheridan Square.  (more...)

Breaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONGBreaking News: Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and More Join Audra McDonald in Musical Revival SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Suddenly Seymour! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ReturnsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Suddenly Seymour! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Returns
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 2, 2015

This week's column salutes tonight's special concert event showcasing the New York return of a fan-favorite cult musical. (more...)

The League of Professional Theatre Women Advocates for Equality with Parade TodayThe League of Professional Theatre Women Advocates for Equality with Parade Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Today, June 9th, at 6:00 pm Broadway theatregoers will see 200 women parading and advocating for equal representation in theatre. (more...)

Otherworld Theatre's Midwest Premiere of QUEEN AMARANTHA Begins TonightOtherworld Theatre's Midwest Premiere of QUEEN AMARANTHA Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

Queen Amarantha will perform at City Lit Theatre from tonight, June 6th through June 28th. This play is directed by Otherworld Theatre's Artistic Director Tiffany Keane* and assistant directed by company member Bennett Bottero*. (more...)

The League of Professional Theatre Women to Advocate for Equality with 6/9 ParadeThe League of Professional Theatre Women to Advocate for Equality with 6/9 Parade
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

On Tuesday, June 9th, at 6:00 pm Broadway theatregoers will see 200 women parading and advocating for equal representation in theatre. (more...)

Collaborative Artists Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of LOST GENERATION, 5/8-31Collaborative Artists Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of LOST GENERATION, 5/8-31
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

In the West Coast premiere of 'Lost Generation' the complex and dangerous friendship of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald with Ernest Hemingway is traced in this funny, surreal and dark play which presents their evolving attractions, entanglements, jealousies, conflicts, and madness. (more...)

Otherworld Theatre to Stage Midwest Premiere of Charles Busch's QUEEN AMARANTHA, 6/6-28Otherworld Theatre to Stage Midwest Premiere of Charles Busch's QUEEN AMARANTHA, 6/6-28
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Queen Amarantha will perform at City Lit Theatre from June 6th through June 28th. This play is directed by Otherworld Theatre's Artistic Director Tiffany Keane* and assistant directed by company member Bennett Bottero*. (more...)

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