BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

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BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Raleigh in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Guest Artists Join North Carolina Symphony for Firebird 2/9-11


A pair of the musicians join the North Carolina Symphony next month for a colorful concert program, "Firebird." Led by guest conductor Joana Carneiro and featuring soloist Johannes Moser on cello, the... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Natalie Merchant Performs with North Carolina Symphony in Raleigh 5/29


Singer-songwriter Natalie Merchant will join the North Carolina Symphony for a single performance on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m., the orchestra announced today. ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Hot Summer Nights at The Kennedy Holds Auditions, 2/18


Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy is holding auditions for their 2012 season. The season includes Boeing-Boeing (June 13-24), Dames at Sea (July 5-15), Race (July 25-Aug 5), Avenue Q (Aug 15- 19), Oh W... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Burning Coal's MAN OF LA MANCHA


Burning Coal Theatre Company continues its 15th season with Man of La Mancha by Darion, Leigh and Wasserman. The production will run February 2 - 19, 2012 at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Ralei... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

LES MISERABLES Breaks Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts Records


Highlighting a three month trend, "LES MISERABLES" broke box office records last week at the Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts. The venerable show smashed previous attendance marks as mor... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Delta Boys Theater Company to Present TITUS ANDRONICUS, 3/1-10


The Delta Boys Theater Company will present Shakespeare's TITUS ANDRONICUS, a 'dark comedy of revenge and justice' featuring Triangle theater mainstay Tom Marriott in the title role.... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

North Carolina Symphony Brings Beethoven's Eighth Symphony to Raleigh and Southern Pines


The North Carolina Symphony explores two sides of the musical spectrum when soprano Barbara Shirvis joins the orchestra, under the baton of Music Director Grant Llewellyn, for "Beethoven's Eighth Symp... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Theatre In The Park Season to Continue With LEAVING IOWA


Theatre In The Park will continue its exploration of the definition of family with the regional premiere of Tim Clue and Spike Manton's hit vacation comedy, Leaving Iowa.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Burning Coal Theatre Presents World Premiere of JUDE THE OBSCURE, 4/12-5/5


Burning Coal Theatre Company will close its 15th season with the world premiere of Jude the Obscure, Parts 1 & 2 by Ian Finley, with music and lyrics by Thomas Hardy, Bruce Benedict, Jerome Davis and ... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Bringing Hardy to Life: JUDE THE OBSCURE at Burning Coal Theatre Company


New work is exciting - it is the lifeblood of the arts community. I am honored by every opportunity I get to see new work opening itself up to the world for the very first time. I was particularly h... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

NC Theatre 2012-13 Broadway Season Will Include CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, SHREK and More


North Carolina Theatre, celebrating 30 seasons as the region's premier non-profit, professional regional theatre, and Broadway Series South, the anchor presenter of First National Touring shows and a ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Burning Coal Theatre Company to Host Politheatrics 2012, 6/28-7/8


A festival of devised work centering on the theme of politics from across the southeastern United States and beyond, June 28 - July 8, 2012 at Burning Coal Theatre Company's Murphey School Auditorium,... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: WICKED Flies Back into Durham


Wicked has clearly established itself as a runaway success, so I don't think what people need now is my personal "review" of the show. Ever since being nominated for the Tony Award for best musical, ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: WEST SIDE STORY Comes to DPAC in June - The Creative Process with Joey McKneely


One of the most well-known shows of all time, West Side Story, is coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center this June. In anticipation of its arrival, I spoke with Joey McKneely, the show's choreog... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: The JERSEY BOYS Talk Durham Engagement this Fall


Get ready for the 2012-2013 season at the Durham Performing Arts Center! One of the major events this fall will be the arrival of the national tour of the 20th-longest running Broadway musical, Jerse... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Theatre in the Park's CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Brings Deep South to Raleigh


Kick off your summer down south in the Mississippi delta with Theatre in the Park's current production of the seminal American play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Jessica Bogart to Direct BOEING-BOEING at Kennedy Theatre, 6/13-24


Boeing-Boeing is coming in for a landing at Hot Summer Nights this June and Broadway's Jessica Bogart is in the pilot seat.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Manbites Dog Theater Does a Lot With a Little in IN ON IT


Two actors, two chairs, one jacket. Physically, that's what is on stage right now at Manbites Dog Theater in Durham. Their current production of Daniel MacIvor's play In on It almost redefines minim... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - OLIVER! at NC Theatre


The NC Theatre presents OLIVER! opening tonight, July 17, and running through July 22nd at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. Check out a preview of the show in the video below!... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Video Teaser of NC Theatre's OLIVER! Opening 7/17


The NC Theatre will present OLIVER! opening tonight through July 22nd at the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. BroadwayWorld has a video preview of the show below.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Tap the Night Away with DAMES AT SEA at Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy


Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy, right in downtown Raleigh, is making the most of their small space by taking on the ambitious project of staging Dames at Sea, the musical which is most known for lau... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Bianca Marroquin and Cast Razzle Dazzle Durham Audiences in CHICAGO


Tuesday night at DPAC was a good news/bad news situation. The bad news: the much-publicized Christie Brinkley was not able to perform her role of Roxie Hart in Chicago, due to illness. The good news... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Burning Coal's MusiCoal Summer Music Series Continues With Al Strong and The Art of Cool, 8/5


Burning Coal Theatre Company's MusiCoal summer music series will feature Al Strong and The Art of Cool on August 5, 2012 at 7 PM. The show will take place at the Murphey School, located on 224 Polk St... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: RACE Gets Audiences Talking at Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy


Marking the first time that actor/director Lauren Kennedy has directed her Tony-nominated husband Alan Campbell in a play, Hot Summer Nights at the Kennedy in downtown Raleigh is currently featuring R... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: BRIGADOON is Enchanting at Raleigh's Burning Coal Theatre


Right in the heart of downtown Raleigh, there is a magical town popping up, thanks to Burning Coal Theatre Company's current production of Brigadoon. Their small space comes to life as the enchanted ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Pianist Peter Serkin Joins North Carolina Symphony for Concert Program, 10/5-7


North Carolina Symphony Music Director Grant Llewellyn welcomes pianist Peter Serkin to North Carolina next month for a concert program of top-flight repertoire and Ravel's "Bolero."... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: RED is a Brushstroke of Genius at PlayMakers Repertory Company


There's something magical happening on stage at PlayMakers Repertory Company in Chapel Hill. Their production of John Logan's Red is one which you will not want to miss! The play, which won the Tony... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Begins 11/6 in Raleigh


North Carolina Theatre, celebrating 30 seasons as the region's premier non-profit, professional regional theatre, and Broadway Series South, the anchor presenter of First National Touring shows are pr... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: War Horse Delights as it Gallops into Durham


The 2011 Tony Award Winning Best Play War Horse is now touring the nation, and is in Durham this week. The play, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo, follows a young man named Albert as he enlists... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

AS YOU LIKE IT Plays Burning Coal Theatre, 11/29-12/16


Burning Coal Theatre Company presents William Shakespeare's comic As You Like It. The production will run November 29 - December 16, 2012 at the Murphey School, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC.... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Deep Dish's SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER


No one writes a finely-crafted comedy like the British playwrights of the Restoration and 18th Century. Oliver Goldsmith's 1773 She Stoops to Conquer, the current production at Chapel Hill's Deep Dis... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Begins 11/6 at Progress Energy Center in Raleigh


North Carolina Theatre, celebrating 30 seasons as the region's premier non-profit, professional regional theatre, and Broadway Series South, the anchor presenter of First National Touring shows are pr... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Flat Rock Playhouse Seeks $250,000 to Remain Open


Flat Rock Playhouse, the State Theatre is at a crossroads. The Playhouse is facing a pretty serious situation and is in dire need of funds. Playhouse employees have been making strides towards getting... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY is a Win for Hot Summer Nights | Theatre Raleigh


If you think your family is crazy, just wait until you meet the Westons. The Weston family is the center of Tracy Letts' emotionally-charged Pulitzer Prize-winning drama August: Osage County, current... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

Raleigh Little Theatre Opens CINDERELLA This Week


Cinderella and her colorful friends return to Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) this holiday season, opening Thursday, December 6. This year marks both the 29th anniversary and the 300th performance of thi... (read more...)
BWW's Top Raleigh Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Brings Legends to Life in Durham


Put on your blue suede shoes and head down to the Durham Performing Arts Center for a fun-filled evening of rock and roll legends. Million Dollar Quartet tells of the historic night, December 4, 1956... (read more...)

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