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BWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Sinister and Sizzling THE THREEPENNY OPERABWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Sinister and Sizzling THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Chris Gibson - Jun 13, 2015

Originally adapted from John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" with a writing collective Bertolt Brecht had formed, THE THREEPENNY OPERA, with Brecht's lyrics brought to life by Kurt Weill's inspired musical compositions, is a dark look at the underworld, oozing with depravity, and filled with a sense of desperation, neatly leavened by a sharpened satirical edge. New Line Theatre gives us this stage noir classic with all its wickedness intact. It's a pitch-black masterpiece that sucks you in with its nightmarish charms. This is the Marc Bliztstein translation, and I only mention that because there have been numerous attempts at re-imagining the work over the years. New Line Theatre gives us the Brecht/Weill collaboration I've imagined in my mind after only hearing select musical pieces, and watching a fuzzy copy of G.W. Pabst's 1931 film. This is true art, and a show that you absolutely need to see! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Line Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERAPhoto Flash: First Look at New Line Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running now through June 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of New Line Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERAPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of New Line Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running May 28-June 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA Opens 5/28New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA Opens 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running May 28-June 20, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Shocking and Superb JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERABWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Shocking and Superb JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA
by Chris Gibson - Mar 11, 2015

I always know to expect the unexpected when I attend a production by New Line Theatre. Artistic Director Scott Miller has a gift for choosing shows that are consistently engaging, entertaining, and smartly cast and directed. Whether it's a revival of a classic or something of a more recent vintage, each receives the same special care and attention that makes the old seem new again, and makes you wonder why some of the newer material wasn't more successful during their initial runs. With JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, New Line brings us a St. Louis premier of a musical that has actually achieved a modicum of success (including a filmed staging in 2005), but it's not a choice that you're likely to find anywhere else in this region due to its adult nature and content. New Line is dedicated to taking those kind of risks. And, I'm so glad they are, because I love seeing presentations that push the envelope, especially when they're done so brilliantly. JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA (music by Richard Thomas with book and lyrics by Stewart Lee and Thomas) delivers a unique, funny, tuneful, and completely tasteless parade of humanity that will win you over immediately. Prepare yourself to see opera from an entirely different perspective, in way that manages to stay true to the very tropes that define the genre, while turning them on their head with delicious blasphemy. (more...)

New Line Presents JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, 3/5-28New Line Presents JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, 3/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," continues its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with the St. Louis premiere of the outrageous JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, running March 5-28, 2015, at the Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Road. (more...)

New Line Theatre to Present St. Louis Premiere of JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, 3/5-28New Line Theatre to Present St. Louis Premiere of JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, 3/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' continues its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with the St. Louis premiere of the outrageous JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, running March 5-28, 2015, at the Washington University South Campus Theatre, 6501 Clayton Road. This show contains very adult content and language. (more...)

Todd Schaefer, Sarah Porter & More to Lead New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERATodd Schaefer, Sarah Porter & More to Lead New Line Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running May 28-June 20, 2015. (more...)

New Line Theatre Off Line to Present SHOOTIN' THE SH!T, 1/31 in Grand CenterNew Line Theatre Off Line to Present SHOOTIN' THE SH!T, 1/31 in Grand Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

New Line Theatre Off Line presents an off-beat, decidedly adult evening of cabaret, SHOOTIN' THE SH!T, for one night only, Saturday, January 31 at the Kranzberg Arts Center Cabaret in Grand Center. (more...)

Off Line Cabaret Presents SHOOTIN' THE SH!T, 1/31Off Line Cabaret Presents SHOOTIN' THE SH!T, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2014

New Line Theatre Off Line presents an off-beat, decidedly adult evening of cabaret, SHOOTIN' THE SH!T, for one night only, Saturday, January 31 at the Kranzberg Arts Center Cabaret in Grand Center, featuring everybody's favorite New Liners, Zachary Allen Farmer (Bonnie & Clyde, Next to Normal, Bukowsical, Hair, Night of the Living Dead, High Fidelity, Love Kills, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Todd Schaefer (Hands on a Hardbody, Bat Boy, Evita, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Rocky Horror Show, Sunday in the Park with George), and Jeffrey M. Wright (High Fidelity, Hands on a Hardbody, Next to Normal, Assassins, Grease, I Love My Wife), directed by New Line Theatre associate artistic director Mike Dowdy. (more...)

New Line Theatre Opens Season with BONNIE & CLYDE, Running 10/2-25New Line Theatre Opens Season with BONNIE & CLYDE, Running 10/2-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running Oct. 2-25, 2014. Tickets are available in advance through Metrotix,314-534-1111 or Metrotix.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Brilliant BONNIE & CLYDEBWW Reviews: New Line Theatre's Brilliant BONNIE & CLYDE
by Chris Gibson - Oct 9, 2014

I'm constantly amazed at the way New Line Theatre is able to find so many hidden gems among the countless shows that play on or off Broadway, exposing all of their true beauty and charms in newly imagined stagings. You begin to wonder how critics could be so misguided in their initial assessments, but then you begin to realize that artistic director Scott Miller truly understands, and takes the time to dissect, the reasons behind a good show's commercial failure. And then he fixes it. If you want to see a prime example of this skill, and believe me - you do, then you have to check out New Line's current production of BONNIE & CLYDE. You'll be blown away by how engaging the story and characters are, and you'll be humming the score as you walk out the doors because it's just so incredibly and infectiously catchy. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from New Line's BONNIE & CLYDEPhoto Flash: New Shots from New Line's BONNIE & CLYDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running now through October 25, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos of the cast onstage below! (more...)

New Line Theatre Opens Season with BONNIE & CLYDE TonightNew Line Theatre Opens Season with BONNIE & CLYDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' opens its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running tonight, Oct. 2-25, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre's BONNIE & CLYDE Begins TonightPhoto Flash: New Line Theatre's BONNIE & CLYDE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' opens its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running today, Oct. 2-25, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Line Theatre's BONNIE & CLYDEPhoto Flash: First Look at New Line Theatre's BONNIE & CLYDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running Oct. 2-25, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

New Line Theatre Opens Season with BONNIE & CLYDE, Running 10/2-25New Line Theatre Opens Season with BONNIE & CLYDE, Running 10/2-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running Oct. 2-25, 2014. Tickets are available in advance through Metrotix,314-534-1111 or Metrotix.com. (more...)

New Line Theatre Off Line Presents 3rd Annual THAT 70s GAME SHOW! LIVE! STRIKES BACK! TonightNew Line Theatre Off Line Presents 3rd Annual THAT 70s GAME SHOW! LIVE! STRIKES BACK! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

New Line Theatre Off Line's third annual fundraiser returns once again to the scene of the crime, with the outrageous THAT 70s GAMES SHOW! LIVE! STRIKES BACK!, tonight, August 2, a wacky, live 1970s-style game show with contestants from the audience and the New Liners as 'celebrities.' (more...)

New Line Theatre Off Line Announces 3rd Annual THAT 70s GAME SHOW! LIVE! STRIKES BACK!, 8/2New Line Theatre Off Line Announces 3rd Annual THAT 70s GAME SHOW! LIVE! STRIKES BACK!, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

New Line Theatre Off Line's third annual fundraiser returns once again to the scene of the crime, with the outrageous THAT 70s GAMES SHOW! LIVE! STRIKES BACK!, on Saturday, August 2, a wacky, live 1970s-style game show with contestants from the audience and the New Liners as 'celebrities.' (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's BONNIE & CLYDE and JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERACasting Announced for New Line Theatre's BONNIE & CLYDE and JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running Oct. 2-25, 2014; the St. Louis premiere of the outrageous JERRY SPRINGER THE OPERA, running March 5-28, 2015; and one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA (which isn't really an opera), running May 28-June 20, 2015. (more...)

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