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BWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National TourBWW REVIEW: Dancers Bring Something Extra to NEWSIES National Tour
by Jan Nargi - Jun 29, 2015

A lot may seem familiar in Disney's Broadway musical NEWSIES now on tour in Boston, but the dancing chorus of a dozen or so able-bodied newsboys makes this production soar. (more...)

Oyster Mill Playhouse to Present THE CAT'S MEOW, 7/10-26Oyster Mill Playhouse to Present THE CAT'S MEOW, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

 Oyster Mill Playhouse in Camp Hill is proud to present the drama, 'The Cat's Meow.' It opens Friday, July 10 and runs three weekends through Sunday, July 26. Curtain is 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets are $16.00 and they can be purchased by calling the box office at (717)-737-6768 or through the website, www.oystermill.com. (more...)

Disney's NEWSIES Begins Next Month at Ed Mirvish TheatreDisney's NEWSIES Begins Next Month at Ed Mirvish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Casting has been announced for the Toronto engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on July 8 for a limited engagement through August 30, 2015.  Media night is July 9, 7:30pm. (more...)

Jewish Museum Sets Offerings for Monday WorkshopsJewish Museum Sets Offerings for Monday Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The Jewish Museum is presenting a fun-filled drop-in art workshop for families every Monday in July, inspired by works on view in its current slate of exhibitions. These workshops are FREE with museum admission. (more...)

Tickets to NEWSIES National Tour at Shea's on Sale 6/20Tickets to NEWSIES National Tour at Shea's on Sale 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Disney Theatrical Productions, Shea's Performing Arts Center, and Albert Nocciolino announced today that tickets for the highly anticipated Buffalo engagement of Disney's NEWSIES will go on sale to the public on Saturday, June 20th at 10:00 AM. Tickets start at $35.  The Tony Award-winning production will begin performances at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on September 29th for a limited engagement of one week through October 4th as a part of the M&T Bank 2015-16 Broadway Series.    (more...)

Metropolitan Museum of Art to Display George Caleb Bingham Exhibition, 6/17Metropolitan Museum of Art to Display George Caleb Bingham Exhibition, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2015

One of the foremost American genre painters of the 19th century, George Caleb Bingham is best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 17, Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River is the first major Bingham exhibition in more than 25 years. It will bring together for the first time 16 of his iconic river paintings. This extraordinary series chronicles the transformation of America's western wilderness and established an indelible image of the West for the nation. More than 40 of Bingham's masterful preparatory drawings depicting fur traders and boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers will provide an unprecedented look at Bingham's artistic process. Bingham's early masterpiece, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri(1845), from the collection of the Metropolitan, will be featured in the exhibition. (more...)

George Caleb Bingham Featured at Met MuseumGeorge Caleb Bingham Featured at Met Museum
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

One of the foremost American genre painters of the 19th century, George Caleb Bingham is best known for his compelling depictions of frontier life along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on June 17, Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River is the first major Bingham exhibition in more than 25 years. It will bring together for the first time 16 of his iconic river paintings. This extraordinary series chronicles the transformation of America's western wilderness and established an indelible image of the West for the nation. More than 40 of Bingham's masterful preparatory drawings depicting fur traders and boatmen at work and play on the inland rivers will provide an unprecedented look at Bingham's artistic process. Bingham's early masterpiece, Fur Traders Descending the Missouri (1845), from the collection of the Metropolitan, will be featured in the exhibition. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Disney's Newsies will claim Nashville as their own hometown with a weeklong run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, Osborne and Eppler's Southern Fried Nuptials takes the stage in Woodbury, and local favorite Geoff Davin unveils his latest theatrical creation - Adamenses Huckster…and there's plenty of theater continuing this week to keep you occupied all week long! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

It's the official kick-off to summer, what with the Memorial Day Weekend upon us already - seriously, where did the time go? - and while we're certain your calendar is filled with cookouts, fireworks (we don't save all the sparklers for July 4th do we?) and swimming (if it warms up enough here in frosty Tennessee, where it's in the 50s as I type). But being the theatrical fanatic that we (using either the editorial "we" or the royal "we"…just take your pick) are, we would like to humbly suggest you make your way to the theater in the next few days to get some artistic inspiration. (more...)

Jewish Museum to Host Puppetry Workshop for Families, 6/14Jewish Museum to Host Puppetry Workshop for Families, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Whimsical Puppetry Wonders, a drop-in art workshop for families, will take place on Sunday, June 14 from 1pm to 4pm at The Jewish Museum.  Kids can design puppet characters inspired by classic tales of the Yiddish theater, combining tradition with imagination. Participants will use found objects, modeling clay, paint, colorful fabrics, and wire to sculpt these unique puppets. Afterwards, there will be an opportunity to bring the characters to life on a mini-stage! The workshop is co-presented with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene as a part of KulturefestNYC. (more...)

Eastbound Theatre to Present THE CAT'S MEOW, 6/5-21Eastbound Theatre to Present THE CAT'S MEOW, 6/5-21
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, is excited to present the third show of its 21st season, the Hollywood thriller The Cat's Meow, by Steven Peros, directed by Joel Fenster. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEWSIES Ensemble Makes Headlines at Winspear Opera House!BWW Reviews: NEWSIES Ensemble Makes Headlines at Winspear Opera House!
by Kyle West - May 2, 2015

As a preteen in 1992, thanks to a 'free week' of The Disney Channel, I became an expert on the working conditions of the 1899 newsboys of New York, and their famous conflict with newspaper giants William Randolph Hurst and Joseph Pulitzer. I also discovered a love for musical theatre, as I watched the dozens of acrobatic young men singing, dancing and exploding onto the streets of New York City as NEWSIES. When the tape I'd recorded the film on was eventually 'eaten' by my VHS player (and with Disney discontinuing distribution) my mother and I convinced Blockbuster to sell us their copy, once they acknowledged that we'd been the only rental for several months. When a DVD was eventually released the following decade, my mother immediately gifted me a copy, which I memorized word-for-word. NEWSIES finally made it's way to the stage in 2011, and I excitedly traveled to New Jersey for its premier, followed by two additional trips to see the production on Broadway. To say I'm a 'Fansie' may be an understatement, so I couldn't have been more excited to seize the day with the touring company earlier this week. (more...)

Revolution of the Eye Family Day Set for Jewish Museum, 5/17Revolution of the Eye Family Day Set for Jewish Museum, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Jewish Museum will present Revolution of the Eye Family Day, a fun-filled day of activities, on Sunday, May 17 from 12 noon to 4pm.  Kids can enjoy animated live music with Morgan Taylor of Gustafer Yellowgold; design wearable art inspired by Andy Warhol; illustrate superhero characters; act out scenes in a television photo booth; and discover classic television shows such as the first interactive children's program, Winky Dink and You, and the 1960s Batman series in the exhibition, Revolution of the Eye: Modern Art and the Birth of American Television. (more...)

Carolyn Kras Will Be Sell a Door's First Playwright in ResidenceCarolyn Kras Will Be Sell a Door's First Playwright in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Sell A Door Theatre Company are pleased to announce their new Playwright in Residence, who will work with them from this September. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of SF Ballet's SHOSTAKOVICH TRILOGYSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of SF Ballet's SHOSTAKOVICH TRILOGY
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Back by popular demand! After garnering ecstatic critical and audience acclaim in 2014, SF Ballet is pleased to announce that Shostakovich Trilogy will return to the Opera House stage in its entirety in 2015. Describing choreographer Alexei Ratmansky's emotionally charged tribute to one of Russia's greatest composers, the San Francisco Chronicle said, “Every moment feels like a fragment of a masterpiece… Simply one of the company's most satisfying nights in years,” while the San Jose Mercury News called the work “a triumph.” Don't miss your chance to see the groundbreaking ballet that has set the dance world on fire! (more...)

BWW TV: Cast of NEWSIES National Tour Visits The White House for Annual Easter Egg Roll!BWW TV: Cast of NEWSIES National Tour Visits The White House for Annual Easter Egg Roll!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 9, 2015

Disney's NEWSIES had the honor of performing at the 137th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of The White House on Monday, April 6. Cast members performed 'Carrying the Banner', 'Santa Fe' and 'Seize the Day.' Check out a look back below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of NEWSIES Tour Performs at The White House's Easter Egg RollPhoto Flash: Cast of NEWSIES Tour Performs at The White House's Easter Egg Roll
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Disney's NEWSIES had the honor of performing at the 137th Easter Egg Roll on the South Lawn of The White House on Monday, April 6. Cast members performed 'Carrying the Banner', 'Santa Fe' and 'Seize the Day.' Check out a look back below! (more...)

Elizabeth Mitchell Folk Rock Concert for Families Set for Jewish Museum, 5/3Elizabeth Mitchell Folk Rock Concert for Families Set for Jewish Museum, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Two-time Grammy nominee Elizabeth Mitchell and You Are My Flower will perform a folk rock concert for families on Sunday, May 3 at 11:30am at The Jewish Museum. (more...)

Dan DeLuca to Star in NEWSIES at the National Theatre This JuneDan DeLuca to Star in NEWSIES at the National Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Casting has been announced for the Washington engagement of Disney's NEWSIES. The Tony Award-winning smash hit musical will play an exclusive two-week engagement at National Theatre. The production will begin performances June 9 for a limited two-week engagement through June 21. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Above the Fold! Pulsating NEWSIES Storms the PantagesBWW Reviews: Above the Fold! Pulsating NEWSIES Storms the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Mar 28, 2015

In 1899 droves of newsboys from every borough of New York City banned together and went on strike against Joseph Pulitzer, William Randolph Hearst and other wealthy newspaper owners, in a crusade to save children from menial wages and physical abuse. This was a first, where uneducated street kids stood up to the big suits and won. In 1992 Disney created the movie Newsies that went on to become a humongous hit. In 2012 Harvey Fierstein, Alan Menken and Jack Feldman came to Broadway with a musical show they created based on the film. Under the Disney banner, the first national tour of Newsies is currently onstage at the Pantages. All I can say is run, don't walk, to purchase tickets. The Newsies ensemble pulsates from the moment the lights hit the stage. It will jolt you, fulfill you and make you jump for joy. (more...)

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