Nashville Theater Calendar 9/9/15Nashville Theater Calendar 9/9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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...)

ABC Family to Present 17th Annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN, Beg. 10/19ABC Family to Present 17th Annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN, Beg. 10/19
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

ABC Family scares up the 2015 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN celebration, with programming filled with scares and frights as you countdown to Halloween. (more...)

BWW  Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Slays 'Em On TourBWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE Slays 'Em On Tour
by Misha Davenport - Oct 5, 2015

Equal parts Gilbert and Sullivan and Edward Gorey, the Tony award winning musical A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER finally hits Chicago for a limited engagement through Oct. 11 and it was worth the wait. (more...)

Flappers Present Halloween Show, DEAD COMEDIANS NIGHT, TonightFlappers Present Halloween Show, DEAD COMEDIANS NIGHT, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2015

Flappers Comedy Club will invoke the Dearly Departed with standup comedians impersonating such beloved icons Joan Rivers at a special Halloween show called 'Dead Comedians Night,' tonight, October 31 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! and THE LITTLE MERMAID Highlight CCP's 2016 SeasonMAMMA MIA! and THE LITTLE MERMAID Highlight CCP's 2016 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 29, 2015

Recent Broadway hits Mamma Mia! and The Little Mermaid - along with the 23rd year of the downhome-flavored Smoke on the Mountain - are among the highlights of the 2016 season at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse, which was announced during a Wednesday morning press conference at the Playhouse in the midst of its 50th anniversary season. (more...)

Cumberland County Playhouse's 2016 to Feature MAMMA MIA!, THE LITTLE MERMAID & MoreCumberland County Playhouse's 2016 to Feature MAMMA MIA!, THE LITTLE MERMAID & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Whatever type of entertainment escape audiences are looking for, Cumberland County Playhouse's 2016 Season offers something for everyone. From a magical chocolate factory to an underwater kingdom, to a romantic Greek island - and a dozen other locales - the Playhouse's new season promises to be its most exciting yet. 'We're thrilled to announce next year's lineup,' said Associate Producing Director Bryce McDonald. 'It's filled with some of the biggest titles to have appeared on Broadway in recent years. We've also secured the rights to new titles by the authors of some of the Playhouse's biggest hits, along with bringing back the perennial favorites, Smoke on the Mountain and A Sanders Family Christmas.' (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 10/26/15Nashville Theater Calendar 10/26/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 26, 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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 10/24/15Nashville Theater Calendar 10/24/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 24, 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...)

ABC Family to Present 17th Annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN, Beg. 10/19ABC Family to Present 17th Annual 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN, Beg. 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

ABC Family scares up the 2015 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN celebration, with programming filled with scares and frights as you countdown to Halloween. (more...)

HOCUS POCUS Kicks Off ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween CelebrationHOCUS POCUS Kicks Off ABC Family's 13 Nights of Halloween Celebration
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

ABC Family scares up the 2015 13 NIGHTS OF HALLOWEEN celebration, with programming filled with scares and frights as you countdown to Halloween. (more...)

Flappers to Present Halloween Show, DEAD COMEDIANS NIGHT, 10/31Flappers to Present Halloween Show, DEAD COMEDIANS NIGHT, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Flappers Comedy Club will invoke the Dearly Departed with standup comedians impersonating such beloved icons Joan Rivers at a special Halloween show called 'Dead Comedians Night,' Saturday, October 31 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

FSLC Announces Scary Movies 9 Lineup & Hitchcock/Truffaut Special EventFSLC Announces Scary Movies 9 Lineup & Hitchcock/Truffaut Special Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today the lineup for Scary Movies 9, the annual horror fest featuring highly anticipated new thrillers, genre rarities, and special guests (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/09/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/09/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 8, 2015

Thus, we are happy to present the return of one our most popular features: 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. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/30/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/30/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 30, 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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/23/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/23/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 23, 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...)

BWW Interview: Laura Benanti Cries Over Melissa Benoist & Says Broadway Makes Good SuperheroesBWW Interview: Laura Benanti Cries Over Melissa Benoist & Says Broadway Makes Good Superheroes
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 2, 2015

Broadway fans have known that Laura Benanti has superhuman powers for years, but now the whole world is in on our little secret. In the final moments of last week's SUPERGIRL series premiere, the Tony-winner was revealed to not only be playing the title character's Dearly Departed mother, but her Kryptonian criminal aunt as well. The surprise twist was just part of what made the pilot the most watched debut of the fall season. (more...)

POPTART! to Play TADA! Theatre, 12/2-5POPTART! to Play TADA! Theatre, 12/2-5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

POPTART! is a new play by Krystle Phelps that takes a searing look at a pop star whose life unravels the night leading up to an important concert. Directed by Gwenevere Sisco, this production focuses on a diva with a major chip on her shoulder, her long-suffering personal assistant, and a washed up rock star looking for a paycheck. While not a traditional musical, the artists featured in the story perform live original music by James Parenti, Krystle Phelps, and Trish Phelps. Exploring themes of gender, race, and all things celebrity, POPTART! delves into the need to be truly heard ... even if you have nothing to say. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/16/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/16/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 16, 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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15Nashville Theater Calendar 11/02/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 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...)

MONICA THE MEDIUM Returns for Second Season Next Month on FreeformMONICA THE MEDIUM Returns for Second Season Next Month on Freeform
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Monica decides to move across the country from Pennsylvania to Southern California, where she hopes to bring more healing messages of love and hope from Spirit, on the season premiere of “Monica the Medium,” airing on MONDAY, APRIL 25 at 10p.m./9 p.m. CDT on Freeform. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/28/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/28/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 2016

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...)

SPARKLEY CLEAN FUNERAL SINGERS Next at CCPSPARKLEY CLEAN FUNERAL SINGERS Next at CCP
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2016

On Friday, April 1, Cumberland County Playhouse presents the Southern Premiere of a new musical comedy by Lori Fischer (Barbara's Blue Kitchen) and Don Chaffer, The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers! CCP's producing director Bryce McDonald will direct the show, which had its world premiere at the Capital Repertory Theatre in 2013. (more...)

Patrick Dorow Productions to Present NUNSENSE, 4/8-24Patrick Dorow Productions to Present NUNSENSE, 4/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Patrick Dorow Productions (PDP), the Seacoast's acclaimed, top-quality, live performance theater and education company, is thrilled to present Nunsense, winner of four Outer Critics Circle awards including Best off Broadway Musical. Running April 8 -24, 2016, at The Star Theatre in Kittery, Maine. (more...)

Carol Lipnik, Flamenco Festival, Gad Elmaleh and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This MonthCarol Lipnik, Flamenco Festival, Gad Elmaleh and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from March 2-13, 2016. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 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...)

New Short Story Collection I AM CATHOLIC is ReleasedNew Short Story Collection I AM CATHOLIC is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

For Catholics struggling with their faith, author Hilary De Freitas shares her experience living with a modern Catholic faith in her new collection of short stories, 'I Am Catholic: The Paths We All Take' (published by AuthorHouse). (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/20/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 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...)

The ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening NightThe ALL SHOOK UP Diaries: Hurtling Toward Opening Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2015

Rehearsals  are drawing to a close as the bright lights of opening night begin to heat up at Nashville's Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, where the cast and crew of the company's big summer musical, All Shook Up, get ready for their big debut on Thursday. With a cast of Nashville theater veterans – joined by some of the region's brightest up-and-comers – it promises to be a grand theatrical affair. We've been sharing some of the backstage gossip for the past couple of weeks and as our preview coverage concludes, we share a special “by the numbers” look at the show, courtesy of Christen Heilman Runyon… (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16Nashville Theater Calendar 1/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 25, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: 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 2016 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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/8/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 8, 2016

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...)

Laurel Little Theatre to Present DEARLY DEPARTEDLaurel Little Theatre to Present DEARLY DEPARTED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Laurel Little Theatre continues its 'Fifty-Fifth & Fabulous' Season with the drop-dead-funny redneck comedy 'Dearly Departed' directed by Frankie Bennett. (more...)

Isaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's PubIsaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has just announced its nightly lineup for February 24 - March 6, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/15/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/15/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 15, 2016

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...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16Nashville Theater Calendar 2/1/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 1, 2016

Thus, we are happy to present one of our most popular features: 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...)

BEYOND BELIEVING Shares Inspiring StoryBEYOND BELIEVING Shares Inspiring Story
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Written as a 'love letter to friendship', Beyond Believing warms winter readers' hearts with its sweet message, laugh out loud moments, romantic twists, and reminder that there's no such thing as 'coincidence.' (more...)

CC Playhouse's THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY Opens TonightCC Playhouse's THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Opening tonight, August 6, Cumberland County Playhouse presents a madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with golf, The Fox on the Fairway! Written by Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo), The Fox on the Fairway pulls the rug out from under the stuffy members of a posh country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a fast-paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. This hysterical comedy is sure to be a hit with everyone who loved Suite Surrender or The Foreigner! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 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. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

CC Playhouse to Present THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, Opening 8/6CC Playhouse to Present THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, Opening 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Opening August 6, Cumberland County Playhouse presents a madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with golf, The Fox on the Fairway! Written by Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo), The Fox on the Fairway pulls the rug out from under the stuffy members of a posh country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a fast-paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. This hysterical comedy is sure to be a hit with everyone who loved Suite Surrender or The Foreigner! (more...)

Broadway Vets, Steven Sater & More on Tap for New Ohio Theatre's Fall 2015 SeasonBroadway Vets, Steven Sater & More on Tap for New Ohio Theatre's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

 New Ohio Theatre has announced their 2015 fall theater season, which will include world premieres from Page 73, Nylon Fusion, Live Source and Bedlam Theatre. All shows take place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 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...)

Critic's Choice: People to See, Shows to DoCritic's Choice: People to See, Shows to Do
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2016

Shows are opening, shows are closing and Fiddler on the Roof is back onstage for Actors Pointe Theatre Company while Tom Sawyer takes a bow at Springhouse Theatre in Smyrna! Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/4/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/4/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 4, 2016

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...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in NashvilleCritic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

Photo Flash: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? GalaPhoto Flash: Murder! Mystery! Music! Theatre Under The Stars Hosts 2016 WHO DUNNIT? Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) along with event chairs Randy and Sandy Stilley welcomed 380 guests to the Who Dunnit? Gala on at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, April 23. Adorned in attire befitting an Edwardian murder mystery, TUTS supporters and theatre aficionados dined, danced and participated in an original presentation from TUTS - an interactive musical. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/25/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2016

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...)

Critic's Choice: The Shows To See This WeekendCritic's Choice: The Shows To See This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 21, 2016

Shows are opening (Carolyn German unveils her latest, Go From Here, and Nashville Ballet revives Carmina Burana, both this weekend), shows are closing (your last chance to catch The Taffetas at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre before they go the way of The Plaids is this weekend) and The Miss Firecracker Contest is back onstage at Donelson's Larry Keeton Theatre for the second of three weekends. Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

Casa Manana Announces 2016 Buckley Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May!Casa Manana Announces 2016 Buckley Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Casa Mañana is excited to announce the nominees for the 16th annual Betty Lynn Buckley Awards. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/18/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/18/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 18, 2016

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...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/11/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/11/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 11, 2016

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...)

Friday 5: SPARKLEY CLEAN's Hancock and WebsterFriday 5: SPARKLEY CLEAN's Hancock and Webster
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

There's a new show premiering at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse: The Sparkley Clean Funeral Singers by Lori Fischer, the author of last year's Barbara's Blue Kitchen. Fischer's latest musical follows the adventures of two singing sisters from Ashland City, Tennessee, and the people who love them. Our question: Does Stratton's Diner (arguably the best burger joint ever in the history of the world) still exist in Fischer's depiction of the Cheatham County town? Director Bryce McDonald is being tight-lipped about it. (more...)

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