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Sorry GAME OF THRONES Fans - Angela Lansbury Will NOT Appear in Season 7
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Last week, BWW shared reports that stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury was in talks for a guest role for the 7th installment of the cult series GAME OF THRONES. Today however, EW has confirmed with the actress' team that the report was inaccurate (more...)

Exclusive Interview: Angela Lansbury Talks Singing 'Beauty & the Beast' Again & More
by Richard Ridge - Sep 21, 2016

After a special evening, where Lansbury performed the titular classic 'Beauty and the Beast' with Alan Menken accompanying her on the piano, she sat down with BroadwayWorld to chat about the impact of the film.  (more...)

Exclusive: Angela Lansbury Reveals She Won't Return to Broadway in THE CHALK GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a new interview this morning when asked about her planned Broadway return in THE CHALK GARDEN, Angela Lansbury told BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge exclusively that 'I have decided against coming back to Broadway.' (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Guest Star in GAME OF THRONES Season 7?
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Just after the news that fellow theatre vet Jim Broadbent will appear in the final season of HBO's GAME OF THRONES, Express writes that stage and screen legend Angela Lansbury is in talks for a guest role for the 7th installment of the cult series. (more...)

Kara Tointon to Lead A Major New Production of Patrick Hamilton's GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

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NUNSET BOULEVARD Next Up at Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 15, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre's 16th anniversary season continues with the latest musical from Dan Goggins: Nunset Boulevard - The Hollywood Bowl Show. Everyone's favorite Little Sisters of Hoboken take the stage once again in the musical comedy. This time, they have been invited to Tinseltown to sing at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL Receives Arizona Premiere at Brelby Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Arizona premiere of Ghost the Musical, and the 50th production in the history of the company as the first MainStage in the new Brelby Playhouse. Ghost the Musical features a book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin and music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and a cast and production team comprised of Brelby Collaborative Artists and up and coming Arizona actors. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL to Make Arizona Premiere at Brelby Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Catlin Court Historic District, is excited to produce the Arizona premiere of Ghost the Musical, and the 50th production in the history of the company as the first MainStage in the new Brelby Playhouse. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 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 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 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 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 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...)

The Adobe Theater Presents THE WHITEHEADED BOY This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

Who is "The Whiteheaded Boy"? He is the Irish equivalent of our 'Fair-haired child,' the one who can do no wrong, the one who is indulged in all that he does. He gets the largest piece of pie, the choicest piece of meat, and his favorite meal whenever he wants. He is the one who has been told since birth that he is 'different' from all the rest - special, better. He is the 'gifted' one, the boy for whom the gates of success will magically open simply because he asks. He is the one whose inevitable fall to Earth is especially painful because it is so unexpected. (more...)

The Friday 5: BASKERVILLE's Cantrell and Williams
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 30, 2016

Today, in a preview of what's to come on the Scottish moors (where mayhem and hijinks reportedly ensue), Brett Cantrell and Evan Taylor Williams take their places in The Friday 5 spotlight, giving us some insight into their theatrical lives and sharing why they think Baskerville is a perfect show for you. But, be forewarned: the altogether too-brief run is close to selling out, so securing your reservations for the rollicking mystery should be at the top of your "to-do" list. (more...)

Nashville'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...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/21/16: Spring is Here!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 21, 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 3/14/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 14, 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 notebooks, datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Gaslight Stages Regional Premiere of Ludwig's BASKERVILLE, 3/31
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2016

The regional premiere of Ken Ludwig's comedic take on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Hound of The Baskerville - Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery - continues the 16th anniversary season of Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre as the company's 74th show debuts March 31, running through April 9 (more...)

BWW Summer Stages: Great Theater Choices Abound in Minneapolis/St. Paul this Summer, Inside and Out!
by Jill Schafer - Jun 9, 2016

It's finally summer in Minnesota, and that means lakes, parks, camping, hiking, and best of all - summer theater! You can't spend every moment of the summer outdoors, because you wouldn't want to get a sunburn, and also sometimes it rains. So take a break from outdoor activities to see some great theater this summer (or watch theater outdoors!). Here are a few of your choices for summer theater playing on stages and in parks around Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding area. (more...)

Tony Nominee Brian Murray to Star in SIMON SAYS at Lynn Redgrave Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

?Three-time Tony Award nominee and Theater Hall of Fame inductee Brian Murray stars in the thriller, SIMON SAYS, a new play by Mat Schaffer, which will have its New York premiere at The Culture Project's Lynn Redgrave Theater (45 Bleecker Street) where it opens on Saturday, July 9th. Directed by Myriam Cyr,  SIMON SAYS will begin previews on Wednesday, July 6th and will play a limited engagement through Saturday, July 30th. Tickets are $20 for previews and $30 for all other performances.  Premium seating is available at $65.  For tickets visit: www.cultureproject.org  or call 866-811-4111.    (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

SUMMER STAGES: What's Hot In Nashville Theater in 2016
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Although the calendar tells us we're still in the spring season, things are quickly heating up in Nashville - theatrically speaking - and theater-goers have a plethora of shows coming up from which to choose, including some summer musicals that are sure to set feet a-tapping and a classic drama that's sure to provoke more thought and discussion than perhaps ever before. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Returning to Broadway in Revival of THE CHALK GARDEN?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Angela Lansbury may soon make a return to Broadway. (more...)

The Friday 5: JUDY's Linda Sue Runyeon & Chase Miller
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre continues its 16th Anniversary Season and 75th show with  JUDY! A Musical Tribute, which opened yesterday. JUDY! A Musical Tribute is a two-act revue that includes performances of famous Garland tunes. Compiled and created by stage veterans Linda Sue Simmons Runyeon and Joe Grizzel, this cabaret revue is a musical collection of songs, video and documentary, taking the audience "down memory lane" about the life of America's sweet heart, Judy Garland. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BURNING MAN at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 10, 2016

It's not a summer festival in Nevada. It's not just THE MOUSETRAP in a new setting. It's not quite what you expect. (more...)

CABARET at The Cape Playhouse Aug. 9-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

"Leave your troubles outside…" as Cabaret take the stage in its Cape Playhouse premiere, directed by Hunter Foster. With book by Joe Masteroff based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, it runs August 9 - 20.  Press night is set for Tuesday, August 9 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: St. Louis Actors' Studio's Intriguing LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL
by Chris Gibson - Jul 26, 2016

We're so lucky to have the privilege of having the St. Louis Actors' Studio present the Labute New Theater Festival each year. Submissions come from around the country, are whittled down to a few, and then presented in two parts, with each section receiving a full two week run. In addition, there are staged readings of the High School finalists who also submit their new works. While I was unable to attend the first part, I did get a chance to see the second, and was pleased with the results of this years' choices. It was a good mixture of styles and approaches, and it continues to be something our region should be very proud of. (more...)

Minnesota Centennial Showboat Struggles To Remain Financially Afloat
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

Since 1958, the dockside venue has been hosting old-fashioned song and dance melodramas performed by university students. (more...)

Stage Tube: Owen Teale Discusses GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Gaslight premiered in London in 1938 and immediately became an international success. In 1944, it was adapted into an iconic film starring Ingrid Bergman. Since then, the play has become a staple of theatre companies in Britain but rarely seen in North America. This brand new production will be mounted in the U.K. before travelling across the Atlantic to the Ed Mirvish Theatre. (more...)

Nashville 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...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville: NOVEMBER, BASKERVILLE and more
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 9, 2016

Directors and producers throughout Middle Tennessee are seeking actors for upcoming productions of David Mamet's November (from BWW Nashville Award-winning KB Productions), Gruesome Playground Injuries (coming up as this year's production from Nashville Repertory Theatre's interns) and Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theater is looking for someone to play the iconic Sherlock Holmes in the regional premiere of Baskerville, a new Ken Ludwig comedy. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse: go follow your dream! (more...)

Nashville 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...)

Minmar Gaslight Productions Presents THREESOME: An Evening of One Acts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

"All I can do is try to go back in my mind and try to figure out what happened last night." (more...)

Additional Casting Announced for THE FATHER at Duke of York's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Tonight the Adelaide Festival Centre will sign an historic agreement with the China Cultural Centre which will bring more Chinese visual arts and performances to Adelaide. (more...)

BWW Review: The Gaslight's IF THE SHOE FITS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 5, 2016

No matter how hackneyed and corny the script, if you have an experienced ensemble of actors who are adept at physical comedy, who have perfected their timing through years onstage and who are relatively fearless in their approach to a script (any script, most likely), chances are you can deliver a show that audiences will find delightful. That's certainly the case with If The Shoe Fits, the comedy now onstage through February 13 at Gaslight Dinner Theatre, the company in residence at Freed Hardeman University's Renaissance Center in Dickson. (more...)

Limelight Theatre to Stage GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

A MYSTERY of dimming Gaslight and footsteps in the night, matched with the timeless theme of marital manipulation, form the basis of a popular Victorian thriller on show at Limelight Theatre this autumn. (more...)

Articulate Theatre Announces Participants in ARTICULATING THE ARTS Panel for 2/27-2/28
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Articulate Theatre, an ensemble collection of playwrights, actors, directors and designers, is presenting its signature benefit performance -Articulating the Arts: Folk City Scenes. The event includes a discussion after the Saturday show with producer Doug Yeager, musician Phil Marsh, director David Marquez and author/curator Stephen Petrus. (more...)

TOSHA PENDERGRAST, A Dancer's Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 19, 2016

Here's a question you may have asked yourself about Tosha Pendergrast: When does she sleep? Mundane, perhaps - but it's a question that comes to mind when you realize that she's always working, whether she's teaching students at Lauri Gregoire's Bellevue Dance Center, choreographing her latest show (Dreamgirls opened just last week at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts, Street Theatre Company's production of In The Heights opens in a couple of weeks), performing onstage (she was among the cavalcade of stars in the Music City Theatre Collective's debut production Showstoppers), doing television appearances (The Dance Network is calling) or just living life with her handsome and charming husband Benjamin Pendergrast (together they are the perfect couple, each devoted to the other)… (more...)

Doug Yeager, Phil Marsh, Stephen Petrus & David Marquez Set for Articulate Theatre's Folk Panel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

ARTICULATE THEATRE is pleased to announce the participants in our Articulating the Arts panel discussion on folk music. Articulate Theatre, an ensemble collection of playwrights, actors, directors and designers, is presenting its signature benefit performance - Articulating the Arts: Folk City Scenes. The event includes a discussion after the Saturday show with producer Doug Yeager, musician Phil Marsh, director David Marquez and author Stephen Petrus. (more...)

Nashville 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...)

Stage Traffic Productions Announces Premiere of New Musical THIS LITTLE LIFE OF MINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The World Premiere of This Little Life of Mine will run at Park Theatre for a limited season from 4 October - 29 October, with press night on 5 October. This brilliant, brand new production will run in Park90, and will be the first musical drama to examine the real lives of modern Londoners, with the pressure of high expectation and the worry of underachieving.  (more...)

Emma Thompson to Host Angela Lansbury Documentary Airing 8/30 on BBC
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

In a heartfelt and revealing conversation between two well-known British actresses (and firm friends), Emma Thompson meets one of Hollywood and Broadway's most legendary figures, Dame Angela Lansbury, to discuss her 70-year show business career. (more...)

BWW Review: After Nearly 60 Years, The University of Minnesota Concludes their Summer Melodrama on the Showboat with the Delightful UNDER THE GASLIGHT
by Jill Schafer - Aug 1, 2016

For nearly 60 years, the University of Minnesota has been presenting a summer melodrama on a docked showboat on the Mississippi River, currently across from downtown St. Paul. The Minnesota Centennial Showboat was christened in 1958, as those who know their Minnesota history could guess. The first show was UNDER THE Gaslight, which returns this summer for their last season at the Showboat. While this is only the second U of M show I've seen at the Showboat, I'm sad that it was my last. The creative team includes some of the top talent in town, and the cast is chock-full of talented young people that are the future of theater in this town. The melodrama is a fun, entertaining, and little-seen genre that encourages the audience to 'vocalize appropriately.' The Showboat is a unique and charming venue, and I hope that someone puts it to good use. Whether you've seen dozens of Showboat melodramas, or none, it would behoove you to board the Showboat one last time for this uniquely pleasing theatrical experience. (more...)

Critic'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...)

MEET THE DRYERS to Receive World Premiere at Brelby Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Brelby Theatre Company located in Historic Downtown Glendale, continues their 8th season with a show devised entirely by the Brelby Ensemble. (more...)

Nashville'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...)

Murder Mystery Classic LAURA to Play Stoneham Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Everyone is a suspect in the murder of Laura Hunt, an irresistibly attractive business woman trying to make her way in the world of advertising. A hard-boiled detective on the case becomes infatuated with her portrait after reading her memoirs, but her closest friends don't trust him. The twists and turns of this film noir classic, adapted for the stage, will have you guessing whodunit. (more...)

Birmingham Rep to Welcome Kenneth Cranham in THE FATHER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

One of the most highly acclaimed new play of the last decade, THE FATHER, comes to Birmingham Repertory Theatre from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 May, with Olivier Award Best Actor winner, Kenneth Cranham recreating his West End role direct from a celebrated second London run. (more...)

BWW Review: Gaslight's BASKERVILLE is A Yawn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

Ken Ludwig created one of theater's best-loved and critically acclaimed farces with Lend Me A Tenor, then updated the book of one of musical theater's most revered Gershwin titles (Girl Crazy) with the long-running and equally beloved Crazy For You. Since those two mega-hits, however, he's been less successful (although, inarguably, he's kept busy churning out scripts and cashing royalty checks) and perhaps no new script has proved that point more than Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

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