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In The Wings: When Bad Plays Happen to Good Actors
by Michael Dale - Sep 29, 2005

Aside from natural disasters, acts of war and innocent people spending years in jail for crimes they didn't commit, there are few things as sad as talented theatre artists making fine contributions to a really lousy play. (more...)

Jessica Wagner, M.X. Soto & More to Star in MEXICAN HAYRIDE at Musicals Tonight!; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

The cast features Jessica Wagner, M.X. Soto, Amie Bermowitz, Casey Hebbel, Ryan Hilliard, Tara Lynne Khaler, David Marmanillo, Benjamin Perez, Natalie Ramirez, Kelly Ross, April Woodall, Michael J. Borges, Cristina Farruggia, Glenn Giron, Cat Greenfield, Alex Krasser, Christiana Little, Christian Marriner, Jacob L. Smith, and Andreas Wyder. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EVIL DEAD -THE MUSICAL Blasts Austin with the Boomstick
by Michelle Hache - Sep 23, 2014

I was absolutely blown away with just how much I loved this show...and it wasn't just because of the memorable one-liners that the audience all waited for with baited breath. In this comedic take on the 1980s horror franchise, characters and demons sing and dance to catchy songs written specifically for the musical. And, as in the films, Ash is there to dish out his various one-liners and fight the never-ending demons. This was seriously one of the best nights of theatre I've experienced in Austin. (more...)

MEXICAN HAYRIDE, SMILE, AMERICA'S SWEETHEART and More Set for 2013-14 Season at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Musicals Tonight! announces its 2013-2014 season, featuring Cole Porter, Marvin Hamlisch, Will Holt, George & Ira Gershwin and Rodgers & Hart. (more...)

Cole Porter's MEXICAN HAYRIDE Opens Tonight at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals kicks off its 2013-14 season with a 16-performance run of Cole Porter's Mexican Hayride (October 8 - 20) directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by James Stenborg. (more...)

Review - To Be Or Not To Be: Highly Questionable
by Kristin Salaky - Oct 21, 2008

Start with a wonderful dark comedy from 1942, director Ernst Lubitsch's To Be Or Not To Be, which starred Jack Benny and Carol Lombard as the married, spotlight-hogging stars of a theatre troupe in Nazi occupied Warsaw who wind up using their acting skills to play a part in the Polish resistance,… (more...)

Musicals Tonight! to Present Marvin Hamlisch & Howard Ashman's SMILE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals continues its 2013-14 season with a 16-performance run of Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman's 1986 musical SMILE (October 22 - November 3) directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by David Bishop. (more...)

Maria Menounos Shares 'Red' Hot Secrets for Staying Fit, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Maria Menounos will share her 'red' hot secrets for staying fit and fab amongst 2,000 pounds of fresh, floating cranberries at Ocean Spray's cranberry bog display in Rockefeller Center. The best-selling author and sizzling Host of EXTRA has teamed up with the cranberry cooperative from her home state of Massachusetts to share her secrets for fueling herself every day, everywhere, every way with the deliciously healthy fruit, especially during the holidays. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HAIR National Tour in Denver - a Solid Effort
by Michael Mulhern - Oct 13, 2011

A groovy review and lessons in etiquette! (more...)

LAByrinth Theater Company Announces Roster of Actors for 11th Annual Barn Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2010

LAByrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O'Donnell, Yul Vazquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), Off-Broadway's home of exhilarating and incendiary theater, has announced the full roster of actors and directors for the 11th Annual Barn Reading Series, a festival of staged readings highlighting 14 new plays. (more...)

Phill Jupitus Announced to Play Arthur In 2011 SPAMALOT Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2010

Howard Panter for The Ambassador Theatre Group and Bill Kenwright present Monty Python's Spamalot- A new musical lovingly ripped off from Monty Python and the Holy Grail By Eric Idle and John Du Prez (more...)

Musicals Tonight! Replaces COME SUMMER with LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE, 3/4-16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Musicals Tonight! replaces COME SUMMER with LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE Performances March 4-16 at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (New York, NY) Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals has announced a change in the 2013-14 Season. Will Holt's Come Summer will now be replaced by Rick Besoyan's Little Mary Sunshine with performances, March 4 -16, directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by James Stenborg. With book, music, and lyrics by Rick Besoyan, and billed as 'a musical about an old operetta'- Little Mary Sunshine gently spoofs such old-time favorites like Rose Marie and Naughty Marietta - but has a personality all its own. The plot is a little bit of everything: Colorado Rangers led by stalwart Captain Jim; the lovely Mary Sunshine, her 'naughty' maid Nancy; a chorus of giggling schoolgirls and the ominous but benevolent Indian chief. (more...)

LAByrinth Theater Company Announces Roster of Actors for 11th Annual Barn Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010

LAByrinth Theater Company (Co-Artistic Directors Stephen Adly Guirgis, Mimi O'Donnell, Yul Vazquez and Managing Director, Danny Feldman), Off-Broadway's home of exhilarating and incendiary theater, has announced the full roster of actors and directors for the 11th Annual Barn Reading Series, a festival of staged readings highlighting 14 new plays. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2009 Astaire Awards; Cumming to Host, Rush & Minnelli to Present
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Nominations for the 2009 Astaire Awards were announced last night at Elaine?s Restaurant by Michael Riedel of the New York Post. These selections were made by this year?s Nominating Committee; Sylviane Gold (Theater Columnist for Dance Magazine), Anna Kisselgoff (former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times), Wendy Perron (Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine), Linda Winer (Chief Theater Critic of Newsday) and Damian Woetzel (Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet). The producers of the 2009 Astaire Awards, which recognizes excellence in dance on stage and in film, are Patricia Watt and Ron Glucksman. (more...)

D'Amboise and Butz Win 2005 TDF / Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2005

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Musicals Tonight! Stages LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Musicals Tonight!, the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals, under the leadership of Mel Miller, presents the Obie-winning musical Little Mary Sunshine, with performances today, March 4 through 16 at the Lion Theatre (410 W 42nd Street) on Theatre Row. (more...)

Rob Marshall, Joel Grey, et al. Head 2011 Astaire Awards Honorary Committee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Ava Astaire and Patricia Watt have announced the nominating committee for the 2011 Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, the only awards that recognize excellence in dance on Broadway and in film. (more...)

Trails and Vistas Presents Tahoe Art Hikes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

TRUCKEE, Calif., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Described as magical, diverse and inspiring, Trails and Vistas' art hikes blend art experiences with nature. This year's guided art hikes will take place along an aspen lined trail at Spooner Lake in the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park on Sept. 6 and 7. Located at an elevation of 6,980 feet, the location is an easy drive from the Sacramento, Reno, Carson City, Truckee, Tahoe City and Incline Village. Tickets for the art hikes and concert will go on sale on Earth Day, April 22. (more...)

MEXICAN HAYRIDE, SMILE, AMERICA'S SWEETHEART and More Set for 2013-14 Season at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Musicals Tonight! announces its 2013-2014 season, featuring Cole Porter, Marvin Hamlisch, Will Holt, George & Ira Gershwin and Rodgers & Hart. (more...)

Musicals Tonight! to Present FOR GOODNESS SAKE, 3/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Musicals Tonight!, the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals, under the leadership of Mel Miller, presents George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy For Goodness Sake, with performances March 18 through 30 at the Lion Theatre (410 W 42nd Street) on Theatre Row. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELLO, DOLLY! from The Renaissance Players
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 21, 2011

Directed and choreographed by the multi-talented Bryan Wlas, who plays Ambrose Kemper in this musical adaptation of Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker, The Renaissance Players' production is lovingly brought to the stage by a large cast of locals - some making their stage debuts, some coming out of self-prescribed stage retirement, and still others adding the show to their professional acting resumes - who represent the very best of community theater, cheerfully and resolutely giving their all to infuse Hello, Dolly! with spirit, verve and camaraderie. Sure, the production has its flaws (so what if Horace Vandergelder sounds like a Confederate Army veteran, the show's being done in a small Southern town for goodness' sake!), but the cast and crew are having so much fun that you can easily overlook almost anything to be transported by one of musical theater's most appealing and enduring scores. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Julia Murney talks Free to Dream Concert
by Kelly Cameron - Jul 21, 2011

Free to Dream celebrates Colonial Williamsburg with 'New Songs for the American Journey.' It marks a collaboration between The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Virginia Arts Festival. The event brings together some of Broadway's best, including Julia Murney, Anthony Rapp, Matt Dengler and Darlene Love to showcase the people and places that make up the fabric of America. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Dance Captain PATRICK O'NEILL Turns His Focus To THE NUTTY FIVE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 15, 2012

Think of it as a newfangled take on our venerated Southern hospitality-my mama raised me right, for goodness' sake-and what's more Southern than welcoming newcomers into our community? Whiskey and barbecue, of course, but until then this column will have to suffice, even if the ensemble's Patrick O'Neill has suffered through some 20 years of barbecue deficiency. Until we can rectify that situation, this is just gonna have to do… (more...)

BWW Reviews: HAIR's Got Life--And Good Times, Man!
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 27, 2011

Despite a subdued O.C. audience, this spiritually buoyant new touring production of the 2009 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical revival, HAIR: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical still revels in its naughty, raucous fun and its sonically adventurous songs. A delightful hybrid of vaudeville high-jinks, rock concert, art house exhibition, and curiosity theater, this genuinely entertaining show rightly focuses less on its unstructured storyline, but more in its likable cast of characters and the celebratory, almost party-like atmosphere they share with us through music. The tour is currently taking up residence at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through February 6. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ODD COUPLE at Nashville Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 24, 2011

If Neil Simon were writing The Odd Couple in the 21st century, I suspect he'd write Oscar and Felix as gay men just coming out of the closet and make a lot of references about online dating, Twitter and Facebook, and the weekly poker game that is featured prominently during the onstage action would be - well, probably, it would still be a poker game (and to ensure that his characters sound hip, he would, of course, make some odd Sex and the City references, which would render it ridiculously un-hip). (more...)

Review: Some Chills, Few Thrills at Rep's 'Pillowman'
by Eugene Lovendusky - Jan 22, 2007

The Berkeley Rep's production of 'The Pillowman' has the expected chill here-and-there and notable performances, but misses some of the essential rhythm of Martin McDonagh's thrilling style of fear. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Nigel Lythgoe Reveals Big Changes for New Season of AMERICAN IDOL, Premiering Tonight!
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 16, 2013

AMERICAN IDOL executive producer Nigel Lythgoe spoke by phone about the long-running singing competition and revealed the big changes in store for the upcoming 12th season. (more...)

Musicals Tonight! presents George and Ira Gershwin's "For Goodness Sake"; March 18-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

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ActorQuest - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Bway 6
by Kristin Huffman - Feb 9, 2007

This November, Kristin Huffman made her Broadway debut as Sarah (flute, piccolo and sax) in John Doyle's production of Company. The actress continues her collection of stories about a 15-year career that has led her to the door of the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. (more...)

Astaire Awards to Honor Excellence in Dance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2008

After a hiatus of 3 years, The Astaire Awards will once again recognize excellence in dance on both stage and film. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 21, 2010
by - Feb 21, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Musicals Tonight! to Stage LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE, 3/4-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Musicals Tonight!, the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals, under the leadership of Mel Miller, presents the Obie-winning musical Little Mary Sunshine, with performances March 4 through 16 at the Lion Theatre (410 W 42nd Street) on Theatre Row. (more...)

GLEE - Episode 7: Throwdown
by Laura Holmes - Feb 15, 2010

Our resident Gleek tells us what's going down...warning: spoilers! (more...)

Review - Paper Mill's The Miracle Worker: Children Will Listen
by Michael Dale - Feb 1, 2008

William Gibson's The Miracle Worker is one of those rare serious American dramas you can call a real crowd-pleaser, as much as Oklahoma!, Hello, Dolly! or any other musical with an exclamation point at the end of its title.  Death of A Salesman?  Long Day's Journey Into Night?  Great dramas for sure, but not exactly crowd-pleasers.  Heck, we already know there's a happy ending.  It's called The Miracle Worker, For Goodness Sake. (more...)

Falling Off Broadway: Never Put Your Own Life Story Into The Show!
by Michael Dale - Dec 6, 2004

Broadway producer David Black barely touches on his life in the theatre (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Dec. 14 - Part 2 - Final SIP from Re-Imagined SIDE SHOW at La Jolla Playhouse; Plus CINDERELLA, BEAUTIFUL & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Yesterday's shots include the final SIP from the re-imagined production of SIDE SHOW, which closes at La Jolla Playhouse today before heading to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for a limited engagement in the spring. Plus, check out photos from Broadway's CINDERELLA and BEAUTIFUL, the national tours of WHITE CHRISTMAS and EVITA, and a slew of regional productions! (more...)

BWW Reviews: GHOST THE MUSICAL Haunts the O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 9, 2014

On the surface, GHOST, the ultra-romantic 1990 Oscar-nominated box office hit, seems every bit the perfect motion picture to be repurposed into a flashy stage musical. Unfortunately, the musical that eventually emerged (now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts through August 10) is a chaotic, schizophrenic melange of random adult contemporary pop rock songs intermixed with an amped-up mystical mystery where the swoon-worthy aspects of the original gets diluted in favor of dazzling effects and abstract dance numbers. Why water down the romance? (more...)

World Concert Celebrates Peace with Music From Around The Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Award winning performers from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Reno and Tahoe will grace the stage for Trails and Vistas World Concert at Sand Harbor State Parkat 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6. (more...)

Tickets to Musicals Tonight! 2013-2014 Season on Sale 9/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals kicks off its 16th NY season with Cole Porter'sMexican Hayride (October 8 - 20) directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by James Stenborg. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Out Spotlights 'Southern Baptist Sissies'
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 25, 2010

Recent events in the American political arena have certainly illustrated that, even to this day, there is--and perhaps, always will be--a conflict between the strict doctrine of most factions of organized religion and the equal-rights-seeking gay community. This heated, often deeply painful struggle is even more pronounced for those caught in the middle of these two opposing worlds. This internal conflict it causes--to stay truthful to one's sexual identity, as well as abide by the long-ingrained teachings of their church's gospel--is the subject of Del Shores' stirring SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, presented by Theatre Out, Orange County's sole gay and lesbian theatre company, at Santa Ana's Empire Theatre through September 2. (more...)

Joe Kinosian & Ian Lowe to Reprise MURDER FOR TWO Roles in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast for the Pittsburgh premiere of original comedy sensation Murder For Two, which will run October 22 through January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

BWW Interviews: VERITAS' Sam Underwood
by Joseph F. Panarello - Aug 16, 2010

The last time Sam Underwood appeared on stage he was completely naked. He was playing Alan Strang in the much lauded production of Peter Schaffer's EQUUS at East Hampton (NY)'s John Drew Theatre. Those who are familiar with the play know that it culminates in a 20 minute nude scene for the actor playing the tormented young Strang. How then would the actor be recognized when he walked into a restaurant in New York City fully clothed? (more...)

Stage and Screen Stars Mourn the Loss of Robin Williams on Twitter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. A slew of stars took to Twitter following the announcement to express their gratitude to the performer and wish him well. Scroll down to see what they had to say, and check back for updates later tonight and tomorrow morning! (more...)

Minnelli, Rush & Cumming Announce 2009 Astaire Award Nominations 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2009

Patricia Watt and Ron Glucksman, Producers of the 2009 Astaire Awards, have announced that this year's Nominating Committee, Sylviane Gold (Theater Columnist for Dance Magazine), Anna Kisselgoff (former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times), Wendy Perron (Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine), Linda Winer (Chief Theater Critic of Newsday) and Damian Woetzel (Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet), will announce this year's nominees from the best of Broadway and film performances and choreography this season on Monday, May 4 at 7:00pm at Elaine's Restaurant (1703 2nd Avenue at 88th Street). The Astaire Awards recognize excellence in dance on stage and in film. (more...)

URINETOWN at The Red Branch Theatre Co.
by Brent Englar - Apr 20, 2009

The Red Branch Theatre Company in Columbia presents a terrific production of the 2001 Tony-award winning musical. (more...)

The Broadway Fake Book: 'Bounce'-ing Back!
by Michael Dale - Apr 1, 2004

Sondheim, Prince announce newly revised version of Bounce, with assistance from Andrew Lloyd Webber, to premiere May 9 (more...)

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