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BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Sandra Day O'Connor High School Summer Intensive BWW Blog: Emma Suttell - Sandra Day O'Connor High School Summer Intensive
by Emma Suttell on May 26, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

As the school year comes to a close, the window opens for summer intensives. This year, located in Phoenix, Sandra Day O'Connor High School is holding their annual "Theatre Rocks" Summer Camp. For incoming 7th through 12th graders, the school is putting on a production of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying in a short rehearsal process of only five weeks. (more...)
The Nash Announces June Jazz Lineup The Nash Announces June Jazz Lineup
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

June is hopping and bopping as The Nash kicks off with a wide array of summer concerts and workshops.  Highlights include Joey Sellers Quartet on June 10 and Rachel Eckroth's Antelog on June 16.  Public performances from students participating in the Nash summer workshops will be held during the month as well as a discussion on history of jazz from noted ASU scholar, Dr. Chris Wells on June 18. (more...)
Arizona Theatre Company Names Billy Russo Managing Director to Complete Executive Management Team Arizona Theatre Company Names Billy Russo Managing Director to Complete Executive Management Team
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Arizona Theatre Company Board of Trustees has named Billy Russo as full-time Managing Director to complete the executive management team following the announcement that David Ivers will assume responsibilities as Artistic Director beginning July 1. (more...)
Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! (more...)
Phoenix Chorale's Charles Bruffy to Step Down in October Phoenix Chorale's Charles Bruffy to Step Down in October
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

After 18 seasons, Charles Bruffy plans to step down from his position as Artistic Director of the Phoenix Chorale at the end of October 2017. The concerts in October will celebrate Bruffy and his accomplishments with the Phoenix Chorale, featuring a 'Bruffy's Best' theme.  (more...)
Sedona's Goldenstein Gallery to Host Tibetan Sand Mandala at L'Auberge de Sedona Sedona's Goldenstein Gallery to Host Tibetan Sand Mandala at L'Auberge de Sedona
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Believing that art is a living-breathing encounter, Goldenstein Gallery has consistently championed opportunities to create a life enhancing experience for the public. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
Brelby Theatre Company Announces 10th Season Brelby Theatre Company Announces 10th Season
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Brelby Theatre Company, the West Valley's 'New Works Incubator' announces their 10th season, and it is chock full of world premieres. (more...)
Great AZ Puppet Theater Announces Upcoming Shows Great AZ Puppet Theater Announces Upcoming Shows
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

See the full lineup for The Great AZ Puppet Theater from now through July 2nd below: (more...)
BWW Review: AIDA Basks In The Glow Of A Trio Of Towering Performances BWW Review: AIDA Basks In The Glow Of A Trio Of Towering Performances
by Herbert Paine on May 22, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Ashley Jackson, Victoria Fairclough, and Ben Mason deliver towering, indeed royal, performances that imbue Hale Centre Theatre's production of AIDA with sustained warmth, integrity, and vitality and their characters with distinctive and relatable authenticity. (more...)
BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Two at ASU Gammage BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON Tour Two at ASU Gammage
by Lee Cooley on May 21, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

THE BOOK OF MORMON is just as irreverently funny now as it was when it opened in 2011. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for Phoenix Metro (more...)
Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced Mesa Arts Center 17-18 Performing Live Season Announced
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2017-18 Performing Live season. Tickets go on sale Monday, May 22 at 10 a.m. and will be available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, at 480-644-6500, or mesaartscenter.com. (more...)
BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond Elementary BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond Elementary
by Herbert Paine on May 19, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

David Ira Goldstein's production of Jeffrey Hatcher's HOLMES AND WATSON a masterfully crafted cliffhanger. The play is receiving its world premiere with Arizona Theatre Company. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Phoenix Theatre Announces Summer Music Series Phoenix Theatre Announces Summer Music Series
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Phoenix Theatre is thrilled to launch the all-new Summer Music Series to keep audiences entertained during the Valley's warmer months. The theatre will be partnering with several local musicians for four cabaret-style performances in the Mainstage Theatre. (more...)
ABT & HCT's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Book Drive to Benefit Valley Children ABT & HCT's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Book Drive to Benefit Valley Children
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) and the Herberger Theater Center (HTC) are partnering with the Peoria Public Library System and Phoenix Public Libraries for a special Beauty and The Beast Summer Literacy Campaign and Children's Book Drive. Donated books will be distributed to underserved communities throughout the Valley of The Sun. (more...)
UNEXPECTED Cast Are Destined for Greatness UNEXPECTED Cast Are Destined for Greatness
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Jonathan Gradilla said he is excited to be playing Connor in Unexpected by John Perovich. Gradilla's past credits with Brelby include Ted inPeter and the Starcatcher, the Nutcracker in Quest for Claus: the Musical, as well as serving as assistant stage manager for The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee. (more...)
Book Drive Benefits Valley Children Book Drive Benefits Valley Children
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) and the Herberger Theater Center (HTC) are partnering with the Peoria Public Library System and Phoenix Public Libraries for a special Beauty and The Beast Summer Literacy Campaign and Children's Book Drive. Donated books will be distributed to underserved communities throughout the Valley of The Sun. (more...)
UNEXPECTED Delivers Heartstring Tugs and a Punch in the Gut UNEXPECTED Delivers Heartstring Tugs and a Punch in the Gut
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

'Taylor is driven by love. He's a romantic and very dramatic,' said Devon Mahon of his character in John Perovich's new play, unexpected, opening at Brelby Theatre Company this Friday. 'The play is about love at one of its greatest points, when it is unexpected,' Mahon continued. (more...)
BWW Review: WONDERLAND: ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE at Childsplay BWW Review: WONDERLAND: ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE at Childsplay
by Erin Kong on May 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Childsplay kicks off their summer with the rockin' Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a reinvented production of the treasured stories by Lewis Carroll, written by Rachel Rockwell with a score by Michael Mahler. (more...)
Great AZ Puppet Theater Presents RAPUNZEL Great AZ Puppet Theater Presents RAPUNZEL
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

'RAPUNZEL': A beautiful version of the classic tale about the maiden with really long hair and the prince who loves her. In this unique show, puppets and scenery appear from an antique trunk as the story unfolds. Enchanting! (more...)
PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO PJ MASKS to Hit the Road with First-Ever Tour PJ MASKS LIVE! TIME TO BE A HERO
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Entertainment One (eOne) and Round Room Presents have announced that 'PJ Masks Live! Time to Be a Hero,' a brand-new, fully-immersive musical production, will take to the stage, touring across North America starting in September 2017. (more...)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday! MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of 'MST3K' to a city near you on the 'Watch Out for Snakes!' Tour. (more...)
Arizona Theatre Company Welcomes David Ivers as New Artistic Director Arizona Theatre Company Welcomes David Ivers as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

After a nationwide search, the Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) board of directors has named David Ivers, most recently the artistic director at Utah Shakespeare Festival, as ATC's new Artistic Director. Ivers will begin his new role on July 1. (more...)