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Flat Rock Playhouse presents THEATRE WITH THE STARS Flat Rock Playhouse presents THEATRE WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk on March 30, 2017 in Raleigh

The Stars aren't only out to play in February!  This April, Hendersonville's favorite non-profit focused competition returns with five brand-new, local celebrities signed on to Flat Rock Playhouse's third annual Theatre with the Stars! The State Theatre of North Carolina is excited to continue its tradition in this one-night only song, dance and theatre extravaganza in which local "stars" partner with Flat Rock Playhouse "pros" and compete with the hopes of raising the most votes to win the title, as well as $1000 for their selected non-profit of choice. (more...)
William Peace Theatre to Close 2016-17 with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT William Peace Theatre to Close 2016-17 with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk on March 29, 2017 in Raleigh

William Peace Theatre closes its 2016 - 17 season with the family-friendly Broadway and West End blockbuster, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. This musical production runs one week only, April 20 - 23 in Kenan Auditorium in the Browne-McPherson building on campus at 15 E. Peace St., Raleigh. (more...)
THE IMPROV PERCOLATOR Now at The ArtsCenter THE IMPROV PERCOLATOR Now at The ArtsCenter
by BWW News Desk on March 29, 2017 in Raleigh

Something's brewing…The Improv Percolator is back!  Our showcase for local improv students and teams has a new night and new home. (more...)
BWW TV: Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour BWW TV: Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare on March 29, 2017 in Raleigh

Josh Grisetti of SOMETHING ROTTEN! National Tour (more...)
Garner Performing Arts Center Presents 87 Garner Performing Arts Center Presents 87
by BWW News Desk on March 28, 2017 in Raleigh

A musical about a group of boys that captured the imagination of a small town and won the state football championship. (more...)
Burning Coal Theatre Company presents OAKWOOD LIVES 2017: IMMIGRANT! at the Oakwood Cemetary in May Burning Coal Theatre Company presents OAKWOOD LIVES 2017: IMMIGRANT! at the Oakwood Cemetary in May
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Raleigh

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present their regular Oakwood "cemetery full of life!" plays in May, this year highlighting notable immigrants and their contributions to the Raleigh community. Directed by George Jack of St. Augustine's University, the plays will run May 19-21, 2017 at the Oakwood Cemetery, 701 Oakwood Ave, Raleigh NC. Friday and Saturday performances will be at 6:30pm, Sundaywill be at 2pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Tickets will be sold on the day of the performance or can be purchased by phone at 919.834.4001. Further information can be found at www.burningcoal.org. Parking will be available inside the cemetery. (more...)
AND SO WE WALKED Makes North Carolina Debut AND SO WE WALKED Makes North Carolina Debut
by BWW News Desk on March 27, 2017 in Raleigh

Triad Stage, a professional, not-for-profit, regional theater in Greensboro, NC,  will stage the North Carolina debut of a new one-woman play that traces the path of a young Cherokee woman's great-great grandparents who were forced to relocate from their homelands in the 1830s along the Trail of Tears. Created and performed by DeLanna Studi (Cherokee Nation) and produced and directed by Corey Madden, AND SO WE WALKED: An Artist's Journey Along the Trail of Tears, previews from April 19-21, opens on April 22, and runs through April 30 at the Hanesbrands Theatre, 209 Spruce Street North in Winston-Salem, NC. For tickets, visit TriadStage.org or call (336) 272-0160. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 3/26/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW on March 26, 2017 in Raleigh

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Raleigh (more...)
BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in Raleigh

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)
JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Bring Classic Children's Tale to Raleigh Little Theatre JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH to Bring Classic Children's Tale to Raleigh Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Raleigh

Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach" is the final production in Raleigh Little Theatre's Family Series for 2017/18. This version of the classic children's book is adapted for the stage by Richard R. George and is directed by Kathleen Rudolph, RLT's Associate Director of Education. (more...)
2017 Jimmy Awards to Honor Two Inspiring Teachers This June 2017 Jimmy Awards to Honor Two Inspiring Teachers This June
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Raleigh

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA)/Jimmy Awards has announced the inaugural Inspiring Teacher Award, presented by Wells Fargo to Brendan Jennings, John Burroughs High School, Burbank, CA, and Larry Robinson, Central Academy of Technology and Arts, Monroe, NC for the encouragement and inspiration that led their students to win the 2016 coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor. (more...)
Photo Flash: Go Inside the Chocolate Factory with Flat Rock Playhouse's WILLY WONKA Photo Flash: Go Inside the Chocolate Factory with Flat Rock Playhouse's WILLY WONKA
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in Raleigh

The whimsical, world-famous candy man himself is back, this time in the mountains of Western North Carolina, as he takes the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in their Studio 52 Family Series production of Roald Dahl's WillyWonka. Opening March 24th through April 2nd at the Flat Rock Playhouse Main Stage, this timeless family favorite will sport a 'delicious stage full of amazing characters, singing, dancing and acting for the inner child in all of us, with perhaps a few parenting lessons along the way,' says Director Dave Hart. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in Raleigh

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 SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE ROYALE at Burning Coal Theatre Company Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE ROYALE at Burning Coal Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in Raleigh

Burning Coal Theatre Company will present Marco Ramirez's The Royale, a drama based on the life of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. The play will run April 6 – 8, 13 – 15, 20 – 22 at 7:30 PM, and April 9, 16, and 23 at 2:00 PM. in Burning Coal Theatre's Murphey School Auditorium (located at 224 Polk Street, Raleigh, NC 27604). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)
Experience Neil Diamond's Music Like Never Before! Experience Neil Diamond's Music Like Never Before!
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Raleigh

April is just around the corner and spring is in the air meaning the 2017 Season at Flat Rock Playhouse is ramping up to full speed.  What better way to celebrate the spring and before long, spring into summer, than with a weekend of that timeless, ageless Sweet Caroline sound and Neil Diamond's Music like NEVER before!  The Cherry Cherry Band, featuring a 9 piece band led by 30-year performance veteran and famed Neil Diamond tribute artist Steve Kelly, will run from April 6th - 9th at the Flat Rock Playhouse Main Stage in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Newcomer Mia Pinero in Character for PlayMakers' MY FAIR LADY Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Newcomer Mia Pinero in Character for PlayMakers' MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in Raleigh

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Lerner and Loewe's 'My Fair Lady' at the Paul Green Theatre, from April 5 through 29, 2017. PlayMakers has re-imagined this classic musical to fit its unique theatrical space and welcomes a dynamic cast that includes newcomer Mia Pinero as Eliza Doolittle. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Pinero in character below! (more...)
PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents MY FAIR LADY Next Month PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents MY FAIR LADY Next Month
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in Raleigh

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents Lerner and Loewe's 'My Fair Lady' at the Paul Green Theatre, from April 5 through 29, 2017. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in Raleigh

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for Raleigh (more...)
France's Acoustic Guitar Wiz Pierre Bensusan In Concert At Altamont Theater France's Acoustic Guitar Wiz Pierre Bensusan In Concert At Altamont Theater
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in Raleigh

On Sunday, March 26th, France's acoustic guitar master Pierre Bensusan continues his 40 date tour of the USA and Canada at The Altamont Theater in Asheville!  (more...)
THE WOLF Returns to Theatre Raleigh 3/23 - 4/2 THE WOLF Returns to Theatre Raleigh 3/23 - 4/2
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in Raleigh

Right on the heels of their blockbuster Family Series production of A Midsummers Night's Dream Theatre Raleigh returns with The Wolf from March 23 - April 2 at the Kennedy Theatre.  This engaging, approachable show promises to delight both young and adult audiences alike.  The Wolf played to sold out audiences last year, so get your tickets early for this crowd pleaser.  This production is geared towards ages 3 years and up. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 2017 in Raleigh

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 RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Divas! Marks Mason Alexander Park's Return to Raleigh Stages Divas! Marks Mason Alexander Park's Return to Raleigh Stages
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in Raleigh

Mason Alexander Park last performed at Raleigh Little Theatre in March of 2006. He was ten years old when he played the Little Old Man in "James and the Giant Peach." (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 3/12/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW on March 12, 2017 in Raleigh

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Raleigh (more...)
#IMOMSOHARD Coming to the Duke Energy Center This Spring #IMOMSOHARD Coming to the Duke Energy Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk on March 10, 2017 in Raleigh

They've kept you sane. They've brightened your day. They've made you laugh 'til you pee a little. And now Kristin and Jen from #IMOMSOHARD are coming to Raleigh. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 10, 2017 in Raleigh

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 THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando, and STOREFRONT CHURCH in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)