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Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen and More Set for Birdland, Week of May 18Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen and More Set for Birdland, Week of May 18
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its performances for May 18 - May 24, featuring Diane Schuur, Lorin Cohen, Natalie Douglas, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Dawn Derow Coming to Metropolitan Room This SummerDawn Derow Coming to Metropolitan Room This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Hot off her 2015 MAC Award win The Sexy Sass Coloratura is laughing  like Adele from ' Die Fledermaus,' 'its so funny ha ha ha,' and it will be funny and glorious when she recreates that famous aria and many more in her critically acclaimed show LEGIT (A Classical Cabaret) Directed by Lina Koutrakos, with Music Direction by Mark Janas with Special Guest Operatic Tenor Christopher Yoon and multi-Award winning songstress Celia Berk. (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACTRashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

Jenifer Lewis to Headline CIRQUE DU 5TH Gala in Seattle This MonthJenifer Lewis to Headline CIRQUE DU 5TH Gala in Seattle This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Multi-talented actress and singer Jenifer Lewis returns to The 5th Avenue Theatre to headline the festivities at Cirque du 5th, the company's 12th Annual A Night at the 5th Gala, set for Friday, May 29th. Ms. Lewis was last seen at The 5th in 2009 in the starring role of Dolly Levi in the popular production of Hello, Dolly!, directed and choreographed by 5th Avenue Executive Producer and Artistic Director, David Armstrong. (more...)

Actress Betsy Palmer Dead at Age 88Actress Betsy Palmer Dead at Age 88
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

Actress Betsy Palmer, whose long film, stage and television career began back in 1951 in the early days of live television and who later found a new generation of fans in her role as Mrs. Vorhees in the cult film classic Friday the 13th, has died at the age of 88, it was announced today by her longtime manager Brad Lemack. (more...)

LES MISERABLES' Emma Buchanan and Evatt Salinger Top 2015 Bobby G Awards; All the Winners!LES MISERABLES' Emma Buchanan and Evatt Salinger Top 2015 Bobby G Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway announces the 2015 recipients for The Bobby G Awards, a regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Emma Buchanan and Evatt Salinger, the 2015 Bobby G Award recipients of the Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role and Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, will represent Colorado at The National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York. Both are from Durango High School's production of Les Miserables. Emma Buchanan played Eponine and Evatt Salinger played Jean Valjean. (more...)

Glory Crampton and Paul Schoeffler to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Music Circus Next MonthGlory Crampton and Paul Schoeffler to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Music Circus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The musical theater masterpiece My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, kicks off the 2015 Music Circus season at Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 65th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are Tuesday, June 9 through Sunday, June 14, kicking off the season two weeks earlier than usual. The stellar cast includes a number of Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites. (more...)

SMTC Sets Cast of GYPSYSMTC Sets Cast of GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

One of fastest-growing theater companies in Phoenix announces its cast for their upcoming production of the classic musical Gypsy, featuring some of the Valley's best talent. (more...)

A.J. Shively & Jessica Janes to Lead FIRST DATE at TUTS Underground; Full Cast Announced!A.J. Shively & Jessica Janes to Lead FIRST DATE at TUTS Underground; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Get ready for the most fun you've ever had on a date, with a cast you can't help but fall for! TUTS Underground brings you First Date, the hilarious and hopeful musical about the chances we all take to find love. This uniquely charming show runs June 11 - 21 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center.   (more...)

BWW Reviews: Laugh Along with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS at Act II PlayhouseBWW Reviews: Laugh Along with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS at Act II Playhouse
by Kelli Curtin - May 26, 2015

If you enjoy Broadway musicals and hilarious satire, you will get a healthy dose of both of these in FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS at Act II Playhouse. This show is the "best of the best." Not only is it a spoof of Broadway shows, but it also has a phenomenal cast, and it is set in the intimate setting of Act II Playhouse, which works as the perfect setting for this cabaret style show. This production of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS at Act II Playhouse tackles the best and brightest of Broadway with vigor and enthusiasm. (more...)

Matthew S. Morgan to Host 7th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards Gala, 6/1Matthew S. Morgan to Host 7th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards Gala, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

With school budgets always under pressure to cut, B2 Productions LLC of Norwich, CT has been working to put the focus on the need for high quality musical theater education in Connecticut and Rhode Island High Schools. (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Introducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDARIntroducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening around us that it's difficult to keep track of it all. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, which is a comprehensive listing of theatrical openings,that will be updated each week, for the 2015/16 season. (more...)

West End Performer Ben Stock Releases Debut Album, "And There Was Music"West End Performer Ben Stock Releases Debut Album, "And There Was Music"
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

And There Was Music is the debut album from West End and UK theatre actor, pianist and musical director Ben Stock. From panto to Pinter, from Wolverhampton to the West End, the 11 track album reflects the music that has influenced his life and career so far; with music by Jerry Herman, Noel Coward, Tom Lehrer, Meredith Wilson, Cole Porter, Craig Carnelia and Amanda McBroom amongst others. (more...)

From MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on BroadwayFrom MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on Broadway
by Sally Henry - May 23, 2015

Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of a movie. So the question is, which ones will be next? Our wonderful readers weighed in, as they did last week, and came up with some great suggestions! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Premiere Episode of SCHOOL'D with Matthew Rodin- Featuring Noah Ricketts!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Premiere Episode of SCHOOL'D with Matthew Rodin- Featuring Noah Ricketts!
by SCHOOL'D with Matthew Rodin - May 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you the premiere episode of an exclusive, new webseries- SCHOOL'D with Matthew Rodin. SCHOOL'D was created with the intention of providing first hand accounts of students who have attended college for theatre, graduated, and have been successful in forming a career. This episode features Noah J. Ricketts, a 2014 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM). Noah's credits include Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, regional: Hello Dolly, La Cage Auz Folles, Legally Blonde, Tarzan and Les Miserables. (Instagram: Noah_JRkts). Check out the premiere below! (more...)

7th Annual CHSMTA Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/17th Annual CHSMTA Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

B2 Productions LLC in Norwich, CT is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards (CHSMTA). The Black Tie Awards Gala will be held Monday, June 1, 2015 at The Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT at 6:30pm and will feature the most outstanding high school musical theater performances from across the State of Connecticut. (more...)

Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The full cast has been confirmed for the major new production of the classic Broadway musical Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, and stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. (more...)

Exclusive Coverage: Inside APAC's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG TalkbackExclusive Coverage: Inside APAC's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Talkback
by Adrienne Onofri - May 20, 2015

54 Below's Jennifer Ashley Tepper visits the Astoria theater currently producing the beloved Sondheim musical. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This WeekendSan Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, 6/3-28STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, 6/3-28
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

STAGES St. Louis takes you on a feline adventure in Disney's The Aristocats this June 3-28 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. With an unforgettable mix of colorful characters, amusing antics, and swingin' music, this modern version of the familiar Disney classic is just purrrrrr-fect for the entire family. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Open Summer Musicale Fest with AN EVENING WITH LERNER, LOESSER, LOEWE...AND SCHWARTZ!Bristol Riverside Theatre to Open Summer Musicale Fest with AN EVENING WITH LERNER, LOESSER, LOEWE...AND SCHWARTZ!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre kicks off its Summer Musicale Fest on June 18-28 with An Evening with Lerner, Loesser, Loewe…and Schwartz! Keith Baker and the BRT Band are joined by BRT veterans Matt Leisy, Elisa Matthews, Lindsay Roberts, Keith Spencer and Jessica Wagner performing hits from My Fair Lady, Camelot, Guys and Dolls, and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/16 - CHICAGO, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, JERSEY BOYS, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 5/16 - CHICAGO, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, JERSEY BOYS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

James Lloyd Reynolds and Jamison Stern to Lead Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES; Full Cast Announced!James Lloyd Reynolds and Jamison Stern to Lead Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Goodspeed has just announced the cast of its upcoming production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Check out the full cast below! Get ready for "a little guts and a lot of glitter" as Goodspeed Musicals delivers a sassy, joyous production of La Cage aux Folles beginning June 26th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Beyond its popularity as a heartwarming and beloved musical, it is a record-setter. La Cage aux Folles is the only musical that has won the Tony Award for Best Production (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) for each of its Broadway productions. (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The MunyNancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Based on the 1942 film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin with a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Greenberg will direct the Muny production with choreography by Denis Jones. Musical direction is by James Moore, vocal and dance arrangements are by Sam Davis with additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, and orchestrations by Larry Blank. The Muny's production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is its second production worldwide. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits... MACK AND MABEL, Continuing TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits... MACK AND MABEL, Continuing Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the final production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... Mack and Mabel, featuring book by Michael Stewart (Bye, Bye Birdie, 42nd Street) and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly!, Mame) with direction by Michael Weber, music direction by Beckie Menzie and musical staging by Tammy Mader. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Recipients from 21 High Schools to Be Honored at 2014-15 Applause Awards, 6/7Recipients from 21 High Schools to Be Honored at 2014-15 Applause Awards, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of Arts & Wellness announces the 2014- 2015 recipients of their annual Applause Awards with 21 schools from six counties of Central Florida (Orange, Polk, Seminole, Brevard, Lake, and Osceola).  (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette and Richard Kind to Lead MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at BirdlandKlea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette and Richard Kind to Lead MERMAN'S APPRENTICE in Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series is proud to announce that Stephen Cole and David Evans musical fable, Merman's Apprentice, will appear at the historic Birdland stage One Night Only, Monday, June 15 at 7pm. Directed by Igor Goldin (Yank) the cast features (in alphabetical order) P.J. Benjamin, Klea Blackhurst, Anita Gillette, Richard Kind, and Elizabeth Teeter supported by a six-piece band with orchestrations by Lynn Shankel. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Muny announced today its complete cast for Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into The Woods, playing July 21-27. The production will be directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. (more...)

Tommy Tune Set for Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th Anniversary Jubalee, 7/30Tommy Tune Set for Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th Anniversary Jubalee, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating a quarter century of creating community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts through innovative performance, education and outreach programs, welcomes 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at its 25th Anniversary Jubalee Gala. This special evening, hosted by WGN's Dean Richards, takes place July 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: We Saw What You Did Last SummerCRITICS' CHOICE: We Saw What You Did Last Summer
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2015

It's another busy theater week in Tennessee, and in Nashville there are an extra 50,000 to 100,000 country music fans jamming up traffic and increasing wait times at local restaurants, thanks to CMA Music Fest, which natives and longtimers will remember as Fan Fair. So while you're steering clear of our version of Broadway in downtown Nashville, which will be teeming with more people than you can shake a stick at (as my mama would say),  you should instead make reservations to see some local talent onstage at some of the shows included in our Critic's Choice column today! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Regent's Park Open Air TheatreFull Cast Announced for SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has announced full casting for Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which begins rehearsals today, Monday 8 June. The production will run at the theatre from 16 July - 29 August with performance for press on 23 July. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15Nashville Theater Calendar 6/8/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Wednesday): PATSY CLINE's Simmons and LeMoine-ReedTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Wednesday): PATSY CLINE's Simmons and LeMoine-Reed
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2015

Today, in a special edition of The Friday Five (on Wednesday), we introduce two actors from The Gaslight Dinner Theatre's upcoming production of A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline: Linda Sue Simmons (my favorite Miss Chattanooga of all time) and Curtis LeMoine-Reed. Directed by Greg Frey, the musical - filled with some of Patsy Cline's best-loved hits that will transport you back to her starry heyday in the 1960s - opens Thursday afternoon at The Renaissance Center in Dickson. (more...)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Tommy Tune to Present at 2015 TonysLifetime Achievement Award Recipient Tommy Tune to Present at 2015 Tonys
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

CBS has just announced that Tommy Tune, this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Tony award, will be among the presenters on this year's telecast. (more...)

Kingsbury Hall Presents Series Becomes UtahPresentsKingsbury Hall Presents Series Becomes UtahPresents
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Since 2001, Kingsbury Hall Presents has offered an eclectic season of performing artists at Kingsbury Hall on the University of Utah campus. As part of an expanded mission that reaches beyond the boundaries of the Kingsbury Hall stage into other venues and spaces on campus and in the community, the performing arts series has become UtahPresents. This evolution and expansion will infuse the campus and community with unique arts experiences through both live performances and community engagement activities. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Go Theater-Hopping This WeekCRITICS' CHOICE: Go Theater-Hopping This Week
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2015

No matter what the calendar says, we're in early summer already - insofar as theater in Tennessee is concerned, at least - and there are four new shows opening this week that should command your attention. Along with a number of shows that are continuing their runs (like John Chaffin's Cliffhanger at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre), you have plenty of diverse and intriguing onstage offerings to keep you in the relative, air-conditioned comfort of a darkened theater. We've done the necessary research, made the calls to the people-in-the-know and have included the dates, the phone numbers and the websites to make it as easy as possible for you to buy tickets and go show some support for the arts while indulging in the magic of live theater… (more...)

BWW Reviews: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO Open Beguiling New Show at the Metropolitan RoomBWW Reviews: ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO Open Beguiling New Show at the Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Jun 2, 2015

Eric Comstock and Barbara Fasano are in a really good mood. The infectious buoyancy of their new show at the Metropolitan Room, Shoulder Season (Don't ask me what the title means. Despite explanation, I haven't a clue.), will erase world news, ease arthritis, and make love seem possible again. Well, maybe not all that. Its warm, cheerful, sometimes exuberant musicality is nonetheless recommended for whatever ails you. (more...)

Robert Klein, Martin Charnin, Scott Ellis and More to Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book Shop, 6/11Robert Klein, Martin Charnin, Scott Ellis and More to Celebrate Madeline Kahn at Drama Book Shop, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

New York City's Drama Book Shop will host a panel discussion on the life & career of Madeline Kahn (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy & Tony-winning actress, at 6pm on June 11, 2015. Star of such hit films as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Paper Moon & Clue & Broadway shows On the Twentieth Century, The Sisters Rosensweig & Two by Two, Kahn is the subject of a new biography, MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life (University Press of Mississippi) by William V. Madison, who will moderate the panel. (more...)

RoL'n Productions to Present Thomas Babe's TAKEN IN MARRIAGE; Cast Set!RoL'n Productions to Present Thomas Babe's TAKEN IN MARRIAGE; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Theatre company RoL'n Productions have announced the cast for their upcoming production of Thomas Babe's barbed comedy Taken In Marriage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Doris Roberts, Lee Purcell, Barry Livingston, adn Many More Stars Support Opening of 'Reel to Real' ExhibitPhoto Flash: Doris Roberts, Lee Purcell, Barry Livingston, adn Many More Stars Support Opening of 'Reel to Real' Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

The Hollywood Museum is proud to offer an exclusive new exhibition - Reel to Real: Portrayals and Perceptions of Gays in Hollywood - an entertaining and informative retrospective of LGBT images in film and television throughout the decades. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Sold Out at Birdland; Bill Nolte to Replace Richard KindMERMAN'S APPRENTICE Sold Out at Birdland; Bill Nolte to Replace Richard Kind
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series is proud to announce that Stephen Cole and David Evans' musical fable, Merman's Apprentice, is SOLD OUT for its Monday, June 15th show. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Get Some Southern HospitalityCRITICS' CHOICE: Get Some Southern Hospitality
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 12, 2015

We pride ourselves on our bounteous Southern hospitality here in Nashville, so who's gonna explain this: On Thursday, as thousands of country music fans gathered downtown for CMA Fest and thousands more fans of every musical genre you can think of were headed southward for the Bonnaroo Music Festival - just another summer in Tennessee, mind you - a truck spilled its load all over Interstate 65-S, adding to the hot, humid atmosphere with a whole mess of fish parts. Yep, you heard it right: smelly, disgusting fish parts baking on the hot asphalt under the blazing sun. (more...)

Best Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony AwardBest Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony Award
by Nora Dominick - Jun 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld has decided to round up the best loser's for Best Musical and you will be surprised with some of the losers. Click through the videos below and watch some of Broadway's most iconic musicals that didn't take home the Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Begins 6/17 at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor StageLOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Begins 6/17 at Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Enjoy Shakespeare under the stars at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's Outdoor Stage production of Love's Labour's Lost. The enormously popular summer venue, located on the campus of the College of Saint Elizabeth in Morris Township, will host the show beginning on June 17th and continuing through July 26th. (more...)

Music Theatre Wichita Opens Season with AIDA TonightMusic Theatre Wichita Opens Season with AIDA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Music Theatre Wichita opens its 44th summer season June 10-14 with the first of its five large-scale productions, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. This marks the 28th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at SHAW FESTIVALBWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 1, 2015

Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields iconic 1960's musical SWEET CHARITY is playing on the stage of the Festival Theatre as this year's musical offering at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Visually stunning and often energetically infectious, this musical, with book by Neil Simon, comes at a time when everything mod is new again. The 'MAD MEN' era has made a resurgence in clothing and home furnishings, so this nod to the past seems perfectly placed. Coleman's score includes such standards as 'Big Spender' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now.' (more...)

Nashville's 6/1/15 Theater CalendarNashville's 6/1/15 Theater Calendar
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Co-Host 17th Annual COLUMN Awards GalaTony Winner Beth Leavel to Co-Host 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

THE COLUMN Awards Organization announced today that one of Broadway's brightest stars will serve as the guest star and Co-host for the 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala, Tony Award winner Beth Leavel. (more...)

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