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Spencer Theater Opens Season With RICH LITTLE AS JIMMY STEWART, Begins 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

Jimmy Stewart...the greatest actor, ever! Rich Little...the greatest impressionist, ever! Now the two luminaries come together in a brand new show starring Rich Little as Jimmy Stewart. The one-man tour-de-force premiers at the Spencer Theater on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 at 8 p.m., a definite laugh-riot that kicks-off the Spencer's 13th winter season of shows (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Featured On New Mormon Tabernacle Choir Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2009

Two national icons come together as America's Choir meets Broadway's leading man in the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's new release, Ring Christmas Bells (Mormon Tabernacle Choir®, $18.98). In this 16-track album, the talents of Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell -one of Broadway's brightest stars -combine with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square, along with a huge bell choir of more than 100 members. The CD is comprised of live recordings from the choir's 2008 Christmas concert from Temple Square, a musical spectacle that was seen in person by more than 80,000 last year. (more...)

Wayside Theatre Presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE Thru 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker announced the mystery play of the season and performance schedule, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. The play runs through November 7th. The production is sponsored by WVPT - Virginia's Public Television. (more...)

National Geographic Live! Presents Mountaineer Ed Viesturs Himalayan Quest at Mesa Arts Center 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

The 2009-2010 National Geographic Live Arizona speaker series, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, begins with America's most acclaimed mountaineer. (more...)

Photo Flash: COTTON PATCH GOSPEL Opened The Provision Theater Company's 2009/10 Season On 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2009

Provision Theater Company will open their 2009-10 season with a bigger and bolder version of their 2004 hit production of Harry Chapin?s Cotton Patch Gospel. The season will be the first produced in their brand new home, located at 1001 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. To celebrate the space, the theater company will host a gala reception, highlighted with a champagne toast, on Saturday, September 12; a date that also marks the official opening of the production which previews September 10 and runs through November 8. Lou Contey will direct the production. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith Brings STOOP STORIES To Chicago 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2009

Dael Orlandersmith takes Chicago audiences on an electrifying journey through the spirit and soul of Harlem in her explosive solo piece Stoop Stories at Goodman Theatre. Hailed a 'triumph' (Washington City Paper) in its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Studio Theatre this past spring, Stoop Stories comes to Chicago directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney. (more...)

Provision Theater Company Opens Their 2009-10 Season With COTTON PATCH GOSPEL 9/10-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

Provision Theater Company will open their 2009-10 season with a bigger and bolder version of their 2004 hit production of Harry Chapin's COTTON PATCH GOSPEL. The season will be the first produced in their brand new home, located at 1001 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. (more...)

Provision Theater Company Opens Their 2009-10 Season With COTTON PATCH GOSPEL 9/10-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

Provision Theater Company will open their 2009-10 season with a bigger and bolder version of their 2004 hit production of Harry Chapin's COTTON PATCH GOSPEL. The season will be the first produced in their brand new home, located at 1001 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. (more...)

Rob Thomas Set To Perform At The Fox Theatre 10/31, Tix On Sale 7/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2009

Rob Thomas With Special Guests OneRepublic and Carolina Liar Saturday October 31 Tickets on sale Friday, July 17th at 10AM (more...)

Rob Thomas Set To Perform At The Fox Theatre 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2009

Rob Thomas With Special Guests OneRepublic and Carolina Liar Saturday October 31 (more...)

Advocacy Groups Challenge THE MIRACLE WORKER Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

According to a report in the New York Times this morning, members of advocacy groups such the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts - an advocacy group for blind and deaf actors - are none to pleased with the casting of Abigail Breslin as Hellen Keller in the upcoming Broadway revival of The Miracle Worker. (more...)

THE MIRACLE WORKER Returns to Broadway, Breslin and Pill to Star, Previews Begin Feb. 12th, 2010, Opens Mar. 3rd
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2009

Producer David Richenthal has announced the very first revival of William Gibson's THE MIRACLE WORKER as the Tony Award® winning play celebrates its 50th Anniversary of opening on Broadway. (more...)

National Geographic Live! Presents Mountaineer Ed Viesturs Himalayan Quest at Mesa Arts Center 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2009

The 2009-2010 National Geographic Live Arizona speaker series, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, begins with America's most acclaimed mountaineer. (more...)

Robbie Limon Band Set To Perform A Benefit Concert for Wayside 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2009

Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker today announced Robbie Limon, who wowed our sold-out audiences as Hank Williams in Hank Williams Story- Lost Highway and Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story and in Southern Crossroads, will be appearing with his band, Robbie Limon Band and others for a Benefit performance for Wayside Theatre on Sunday, November 15th at 7:00 PM at the Wayside Theatre, Middletown, Virginia. (more...)

Rob Thomas Set To Perform At The Fox Theatre 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2009

Rob Thomas With Special Guests OneRepublic and Carolina Liar Saturday October 31 (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Brian Stokes Mitchell - 'Through Heaven's Eyes'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 23, 2009

Brian Stokes Mitchell performs 'Through Heaven's Eyes' with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at the 2008 Ring Christmas Bells concert in Salt Lake City. (more...)

SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Returns to Cincinnati Playhouse 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2009

They're back! The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers return to the CincinnatiPlayhouse in the Park to celebrate the holidays with faith, family and old-fashioned fun. This heavenly evening of laughter and music begins public previews on November 7 and continues through December 31. It's Christmas Eve in 1941. (more...)

Photo Flash: Wayside Theatre Presents SHERLOCK HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker announced the mystery play of the season and performance schedule, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. The play runs through November 7th. The production is sponsored by WVPT - Virginia's Public Television. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith Brings STOOP STORIES To Chicago 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2009

Dael Orlandersmith takes Chicago audiences on an electrifying journey through the spirit and soul of Harlem in her explosive solo piece Stoop Stories at Goodman Theatre. Hailed a 'triumph' (Washington City Paper) in its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Studio Theatre this past spring, Stoop Stories comes to Chicago directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney. (more...)

Provision Theater Company Opens Their 2009-10 Season With COTTON PATCH GOSPEL 9/10-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2009

Provision Theater Company will open their 2009-10 season with a bigger and bolder version of their 2004 hit production of Harry Chapin's COTTON PATCH GOSPEL. The season will be the first produced in their brand new home, located at 1001 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. (more...)

Provision Theater Company Opens Their 2009-10 Season With COTTON PATCH GOSPEL 9/10-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2009

Provision Theater Company will open their 2009-10 season with a bigger and bolder version of their 2004 hit production of Harry Chapin's COTTON PATCH GOSPEL. The season will be the first produced in their brand new home, located at 1001 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. (more...)

SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS Returns to Cincinnati Playhouse 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2009

They're back! The Sanctified Sanders Family Singers return to the CincinnatiPlayhouse in the Park to celebrate the holidays with faith, family and old-fashioned fun. This heavenly evening of laughter and music begins public previews on November 7 and continues through December 31. It's Christmas Eve in 1941. (more...)

Wayside Theatre Presents SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE FINAL ADVENTURE Thru 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2009

Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker announced the mystery play of the season and performance schedule, Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. The play runs through November 7th. The production is sponsored by WVPT - Virginia's Public Television. (more...)

NEXT FALL Will Arrive on Broadway with Critically Acclaimed Original Cast Intact
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2009

Barbara Manocherian, Richard Willis and Anthony Barrile in association with Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, Artistic Director; John Alexander, Managing Director; Andy Donald, Associate Artistic Director; Brittany O'Neill, Producer) are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed original cast will return for the Broadway run of NEXT FALL, the new American play by Geoffrey Nauffts and directed by Sheryl Kaller. The production will open on Broadway on Thursday, March 11, 2010 with preview performances beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street). (more...)

BJORN AGAIN: THE ABBA EXPERIENCE Plays The Spencer Theater 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2009

The critically acclaimed ABBA tribute show BJÖRN AGAIN is an electrifying concert re-creation of the ABBA phenomenon. Both visually and through the remarkably accurate reflection of ABBA's stage look, their catchy sound, dance steps and humor, this is a show that playfully demonstrates why the music of ABBA still seizes the imagination - and ears - of music lovers throughout the world. (more...)

REVIEW: 'Sanders Family Christmas' at Backstage at the Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 29, 2009

Directed by the multi-talented Tim Fudge, who does double duty as music director of the piece, Sanders Family Christmas is an affectionately drawn tribute to simpler times that is sure to evoke memories of home and hearth - and if you're country-born, as am I, you'll find yourself missing family members who are no longer with you. That alone makes the show an ideal pick for this sentimental season of the year, but it's Fudge's direction and the commendable efforts of his very talented cast that make it one of the year's strongest productions. (more...)

Wyside Theater Presents THE MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, Opens 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2009

Warner Crocker, Artistic Director of Wayside Theatre announced today the 2009 holiday season musical production is The Miracle on 34th Street. (more...)

THE IRISH TENOR CHRISTMAS Kicks Off Tour 11/27 In Red Bank NJ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2009

Since they first joined voices in 1988, The Irish Tenors have made countless traditional treasures breathe new life and have proved themselves gifted interpreters of a wide range of material. (more...)

Tim Fudge Does Double Duty on 'Sanders Family Christmas' Backstage at the Barn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2009

In this musical sequel to Smoke On the Mountain, the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory for Christmas Eve in 1941. Reverend Oglethorpe, of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Chruch, has invited them to sing and witness, getting his congregation into the down-home holiday spirit before the boys, including one of the Sanders' own, are shipped off to serve in World War II. The show's score features more than two dozen Christmas carols - many of them vintage hymns - and hilarious yuletide stories from the Sanders family keep the audience laughing, clapping and singing along with some bluegrass Christmas favorites. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mauckingbird Theatre Company Presents TRU and THE THRESHING FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2009

Mauckingbird Theatre Company delves into the lives of two influential gay writers Truman Capote and James Baldwin - both authors of literary touchstones of the mid-twentieth century. (more...)

THE IRISH TENOR CHRISTMAS Kicks Off Tour 11/27 In Red Bank NJ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

Since they first joined voices in 1988, The Irish Tenors have made countless traditional treasures breathe new life and have proved themselves gifted interpreters of a wide range of material. (more...)

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University Presents HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the ruthless farce 'House of Blue Leaves' by John Guare. (more...)

Robbie Limon Band Set To Perform A Benefit Concert for Wayside 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

Wayside Theatre Artistic Director Warner Crocker today announced Robbie Limon, who wowed our sold-out audiences as Hank Williams in Hank Williams Story- Lost Highway and Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story and in Southern Crossroads, will be appearing with his band, Robbie Limon Band and others for a Benefit performance for Wayside Theatre on Sunday, November 15th at 7:00 PM at the Wayside Theatre, Middletown, Virginia. (more...)

BJORN AGAIN: THE ABBA EXPERIENCE Plays The Spencer Theater 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2009

The critically acclaimed ABBA tribute show BJÖRN AGAIN is an electrifying concert re-creation of the ABBA phenomenon. Both visually and through the remarkably accurate reflection of ABBA's stage look, their catchy sound, dance steps and humor, this is a show that playfully demonstrates why the music of ABBA still seizes the imagination - and ears - of music lovers throughout the world. (more...)

Tim Fudge Does Double Duty on 'Sanders Family Christmas' Backstage at the Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 12, 2009

In this musical sequel to Smoke On the Mountain, the Sanders family returns to Mount Pleasant, North Carolina, home of the Mount Pleasant Pickle Factory for Christmas Eve in 1941. Reverend Oglethorpe, of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Chruch, has invited them to sing and witness, getting his congregation into the down-home holiday spirit before the boys, including one of the Sanders' own, are shipped off to serve in World War II. The show's score features more than two dozen Christmas carols - many of them vintage hymns - and hilarious yuletide stories from the Sanders family keep the audience laughing, clapping and singing along with some bluegrass Christmas favorites. (more...)

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN - the Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show Comes to the Sheldon Dec 12
by Chris Gibson - Nov 12, 2009

The Sheldon presents 'Go Tell It On the Mountain,' The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show, Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 8 p.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. One of today's most celebrated Grammy-award winning gospel groups, the Blind Boys of Alabama have spread the spirit and energy of pure soul gospel music for over 60 years, ever since the original group formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. (more...)

Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL 12/10-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2009

Pittsburgh CLO's production of A Musical Christmas Carol will bring audiences of all ages together at the Byham Theater December 10-23. (more...)

Wyside Theater Presents THE MIRACLE ON 34th STREET, Opens 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2009

Warner Crocker, Artistic Director of Wayside Theatre announced today the 2009 holiday season musical production is The Miracle on 34th Street. (more...)

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University Presents HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2009

Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the ruthless farce 'House of Blue Leaves' by John Guare. (more...)

The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University Presents HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2009

Webster University's Conservatory of Theatre Arts presents the ruthless farce 'House of Blue Leaves' by John Guare. (more...)

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN - the Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show Comes to the Sheldon Dec 12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2009

The Sheldon presents 'Go Tell It On the Mountain,' The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show, Saturday, December 12, 2009 at 8 p.m. in the perfect acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall. One of today's most celebrated Grammy-award winning gospel groups, the Blind Boys of Alabama have spread the spirit and energy of pure soul gospel music for over 60 years, ever since the original group formed at the Alabama Institute for the Negro Blind in 1939. (more...)

Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL 12/10-23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2009

Pittsburgh CLO's production of A Musical Christmas Carol will bring audiences of all ages together at the Byham Theater December 10-23. (more...)

Provision Theater Company Opens Their 2009-10 Season With COTTON PATCH GOSPEL 9/10-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2009

Provision Theater Company will open their 2009-10 season with a bigger and bolder version of their 2004 hit production of Harry Chapin's COTTON PATCH GOSPEL. The season will be the first produced in their brand new home, located at 1001 W. Roosevelt Road in Chicago. (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Plays 8/11-23 at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2009

A musical journey that started with Adam and Eve takes the stage at Totem Pole Playhouse for its season finale, August 11, 2009. I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! premiered Off-Broadway at the Westside Theatre in New York on August 1, 1996 and ran for 5,003 performances, making it the longest running Off-Broadway musical. Patriot Federal Credit Union is the guest sponsor. (more...)

Taproot Theatre Extends SMOKE ON THE MOUNTIAN HOMECOMING Through 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2009

Taproot Theatre Company has extended the run of the hit Smoke On the Mountain Homecoming through August 22, giving people two more weeks to experience this toe-tappin', knee-slappin', heartwarmin' bluegrass gospel extravaganza. The regional premiere of this musical has been delighting audiences since it opened on July 10. (more...)

Beef & Boards Moves December To July With Sanders Family Christmas 7/8-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2009

It's a familiar cast in a new show to Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre as it celebrates Christmas in July with the singing Sanders family. Sanders Family Christmas, the original sequel to Smoke On the Mountain, is live on stage this summer, July 8 through Aug. 22. (more...)

Celebrate the Holidays Now With The SANDERS FAMILY CHRISTMAS At Beef And Boards Through 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2009

That great cast is back on stage and as entertaining as ever. It's the most wonderful time of the year -- without the snow, shopping, cooking or cleaning. (more...)

Taproot Theatre Extends SMOKE ON THE MOUNTIAN HOMECOMING Through 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2009

Taproot Theatre Company has extended the run of the hit Smoke On the Mountain Homecoming through August 22, giving people two more weeks to experience this toe-tappin', knee-slappin', heartwarmin' bluegrass gospel extravaganza. The regional premiere of this musical has been delighting audiences since it opened on July 10. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith Brings STOOP STORIES To Chicago 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2009

Dael Orlandersmith takes Chicago audiences on an electrifying journey through the spirit and soul of Harlem in her explosive solo piece Stoop Stories at Goodman Theatre. Hailed a 'triumph' (Washington City Paper) in its world premiere at Washington, D.C.'s Studio Theatre this past spring, Stoop Stories comes to Chicago directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney. (more...)

Spencer Theater Opens Season With RICH LITTLE AS JIMMY STEWART, Begins 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2009

Jimmy Stewart...the greatest actor, ever! Rich Little...the greatest impressionist, ever! Now the two luminaries come together in a brand new show starring Rich Little as Jimmy Stewart. The one-man tour-de-force premiers at the Spencer Theater on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26 at 8 p.m., a definite laugh-riot that kicks-off the Spencer's 13th winter season of shows (more...)

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