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Based upon Blithe Spirit by NoŽl Coward

BWW Reviews: LET ME STAY, Purcell Room, September 3 2014BWW Reviews: LET ME STAY, Purcell Room, September 3 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 6, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a funny, sad, heartwarming performance that captures the life of Shirley McNamara, the Queen of the Mersey, a character that loomed large in the life of her daughter, Julie, and one now facing the inevitable final chapter of a life very well lived. (more...)

Howard McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGIHoward McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Additional casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Joining the previously announced Vanessa Hudgens in the title role will be two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh(Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. Casting for the roles of Madame Alvarez and Aunt Alicia will be announced soon. (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL Opens at Third Street Theatre TonightBRONIES: THE MUSICAL Opens at Third Street Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL began previews Thursday, September 25; will open tonight, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

Simon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourSimon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The producers of the North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT announced today that Simon Jones ("Hitchhiker's Guide, The Real Thing) will return to the role of Dr Bradman, which he performed during the sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End. (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27BRONIES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Third Street Theatre, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Thursday, September 25; will open on Friday, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

GLORIOUS! to Run 10/10-11/2 at ICTGLORIOUS! to Run 10/10-11/2 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening Oct. 10. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT Plays Studio G14 at Stadium On MainBLITHE SPIRIT Plays Studio G14 at Stadium On Main
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Play Club, Cape Town's Book Club for Theatre Lovers, will host the second annual Halloween edition with a reading of Noel Coward's 'unworldly comedy', BLITHE SPIRIT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: POTTED POTTER's Third Opening Night In ManilaPhoto Coverage: POTTED POTTER's Third Opening Night In Manila
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 2, 2014

The creators of the international hit parody POTTED POTTER, Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, are indeed inseparable! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at International City Theatre's GLORIOUS!Photo Flash: First Look at International City Theatre's GLORIOUS!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening tonight, Oct. 10. (more...)

GLORIOUS! Runs Now Through Nov 2 at ICTGLORIOUS! Runs Now Through Nov 2 at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

In 1940s New York, the performer who everyone wanted to see live was Florence Foster Jenkins, an enthusiastic soprano whose pitch was far from perfect. Based on a true story, Glorious! is Peter Quilter's hilarious, Olivier-nominated comedy that invites us into the world of this New York socialite of great passion, considerable wealth and zero talent who fancied herself an opera diva. Richard Israel directs a four-week run at International City Theatre, opening tonight, Oct. 10. (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT TonightAlan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies and concertos. (more...)

BWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Final RehearsalsBWW Blog: Ed Dixon of Pittsburgh Public Theater's L'HOTEL - Final Rehearsals
by Guest Blogger: Ed Dixon - Nov 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 11 My lifelong friend, Jane Parham arrived in town for the invited dress rehearsaltomorrow and I had lunch with her at Sonoma Grill. Have I mentioned that Sonoma Grill is awesome? So is Jane. We had a marvelous time and then I took her to the theater to see the set. While we were standing there, Zach Moore ran a sound cue, Bizet's Symphony in C¬Ö loudly. Both Jane and I burst into tears. Got to introduce her to Ted Pappas who greeted her like an old friend. Good times. (more...)


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San Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces Major Composition PrizesSan Francisco Conservatory of Music Announces Major Composition Prizes
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

The San Francisco Conservatory of Music has announced the winners of its two major composition prizes scheduled for world premieres during the 2015-16 season. First-year graduate student Michael Kropf '16 won the Highsmith Award, SFCM's top composition prize for a current student or recent graduate, for his orchestral piece High Spirits. Eric Choate '14 was named the competition's first-ever runner-up for his work Sonora. Conductor Scott Sandmeier leads a reading of both works on May 6 and the Conservatory Orchestra will premiere High Spirits next season. Alumnus Jeffrey Parola '05, recipient of the Conservatory's prestigious Hoefer Prize, receives a $15,000 commission and holds a week-long teaching residency next season, culminating in a premiere performance and recording of his work. SFCM also announced alumnus Ilya Demutsky '09 as the Hoefer Prize winner for 2016-17. (more...)

ON RECORD: Howard McGillin's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It's One of the Musical Theatre's Greatest Treasures'ON RECORD: Howard McGillin's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It's One of the Musical Theatre's Greatest Treasures'
by On Record - May 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you our latest weekly series- ON RECORD. Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Howard McGillin, who is currently starring as 'Honore Lachaille' in Gigi- playing at the Neil Simon Theatre Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Funny But Not Quite Nailing It: BLITHE SPIRIT at EverymanBWW Reviews: Funny But Not Quite Nailing It: BLITHE SPIRIT at Everyman
by Jack L. B. Gohn - May 31, 2015

There is a kind of magic which will exorcise the problems of Blithe Spirit, and let us not notice them: This production cruises and coasts on the farcical elements and the bickering and the eccentricities of Mme. Arcati the medium, and in so doing it certainly keeps the audience laughing. But it does not dispel the sour taste lingering at the end. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/31/2015 - Lane & Knight in IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Barbeau in PIPPIN, YOUNGER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/31/2015 - Lane & Knight in IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Barbeau in PIPPIN, YOUNGER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: IT'S ONLY A PLAY gains two 'new' cast members, the PIPPIN tour gets a new 'Berthe', Sutton Foster leads TV Land's new series YOUNGER and more! (more...)

Breaking News: NBC Sets THE WIZ as 2015 Live Musical; Broadway Revival in the Works!Breaking News: NBC Sets THE WIZ as 2015 Live Musical; Broadway Revival in the Works!
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 30, 2015

NBC will debut a new live television production of the hit Broadway musical 'The Wiz' on Thursday, Dec. 3, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from RSC's LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON- In Theatres This Spring!BWW TV Exclusive: Watch a Scene from RSC's LOVE'S LABOUR'S WON- In Theatres This Spring!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 16, 2015

The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of 'Love's Labour's Won' will be screened internationally starting in April. In anticipation of the screenings, we bring you an exclusive clip (Act I, Scene I) from the show below! For screening times and locations, visit the Royal Shakespeare Company's website: http://onscreen.rsc.org.uk/. (more...)

Premier Traveler's February/March Issue No Sooner Hit the Open Road, Before Reader's Emails Came Speeding InPremier Traveler's February/March Issue No Sooner Hit the Open Road, Before Reader's Emails Came Speeding In
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

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BBC America Debuts First Original Comedy Series ALMOST ROYAL TonightBBC America Debuts First Original Comedy Series ALMOST ROYAL Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

BBC AMERICA has commissioned its first original comedy series Almost Royal, a tale of two young British aristocrats on their first trip to the United States - interacting with real-life Americans. (more...)

It's Alive! YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is Fully Charged at Beck Center, 7/11-8/17It's Alive! YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is Fully Charged at Beck Center, 7/11-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts presents The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, July 11 through August 17, 2014 on the Mackey Main Stage. Nominated for three Tony Awards and awarded Best Musical by the Outer Critics Circle, this monstrously entertaining musical comedy is based on Mel Brooks' parody of classic horror movies. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MY FAIR LADY Shines at The MUNYBWW Reviews: MY FAIR LADY Shines at The MUNY
by Chris Gibson - Jun 17, 2015

MY FAIR LADY is a classic musical, and a perfect opening show for The Muny's 97th season. Even the threat of rain couldn't dampen the High Spirits of this show, and in most unlikely fashion, the skies cleared and provided us with a terrific evening of song, dance, and romance. Based on G.B. Shaw's superb play Pygmalion, whose basic story has been reworked for all manner of media, there's no denying how well the concept still holds up. The incredibly memorable score (book & lyrics Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Lowe), in combination with a marvelous cast, makes for a full evening of wit and charm. The Muny's production is truly an elegant must-see presentation! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Theatre Memphis Toots Its Horns in THE MUSIC MANBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Toots Its Horns in THE MUSIC MAN
by Joseph Baker - Jun 16, 2014

A number of years ago, I was ordering breakfast at the Dogwood Cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and before the food arrived, a barbershop quartet began to harmonize. 'How delightful,' I thought - and then there was another song, followed by yet another: A barbershop quartet convention was in town, and several groups were scattered throughout the restaurant and waiting for their opportunity to perform. Before my pancake syrup was even out of the bottle, I was already craving some antidotal 'heavy metal.' Such experiences remind me of Mark Twain's story CAPTAIN STORMFIELD'S VISIT TO HEAVEN: Upon first arriving behind the Pearly Gates, the Captain is delighted to hear the heavenly harps; but as time passes, the harmonies become stultifying. Thankfully, the barbershop quartet that strolls through Theatre Memphis' colorful new production of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN never overstays its welcome. (more...)

Tickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on SaleTickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, today announced the cast of leading ladies for the Memphis production of the international hit show Menopause The Musical, which will play the Orpheum Theatre for 3 performances, August 1-2, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Courtney Act's BOYS LIKE ME Exudes Heart and SuggestionBWW Reviews: Courtney Act's BOYS LIKE ME Exudes Heart and Suggestion
by David Clarke - Jul 31, 2014

Before Courtney Act was an absolute sensation on LOGO's RuPaul's Drag Race's sixth season, she was shaking things up in her native Australia. With decadent vocal talent, mesmerizing stage presence, charisma, charm, and looks for days, Courtney Act is touring her torrid, one-woman tell-all BOYS LIKE ME, which packs as much heart as it does ribald suggestion. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Messy But Effective Premiere of WE ARE PUSSY RIOT at the Contemporary American Theater FestivalBWW Reviews: The Messy But Effective Premiere of WE ARE PUSSY RIOT at the Contemporary American Theater Festival
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 14, 2015

The success of PUSSY RIOT rests upon what author Barbara Hammond gets right. This includes a recreation of an actual Pussy Riot provocation/performance; excerpts from the Russian government's show trial which rely largely on the actual words of the defendants, lawyers, and judge; and the language and attitudes of the authorities, especially the police and the judiciary, which are notorious. And overarching these, the show nails the crisis of authority and legitimacy for the Russian state and the Russian Orthodox Church, a crisis the Pussy Riot protestors helped exacerbate for a while to an acuteness sharper than even the play conveys. (more...)

It's Alive! YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Is Fully Charged at Beck Center, Now thru 8/17It's Alive! YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Is Fully Charged at Beck Center, Now thru 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Beck Center for the Arts presents The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, today, July 11 through August 17, 2014 on the Mackey Main Stage. Nominated for three Tony Awards and awarded Best Musical by the Outer Critics Circle, this monstrously entertaining musical comedy is based on Mel Brooks' parody of classic horror movies. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Sets Cast, will Run 1/21-2/1 at Bucks County PlayhouseMENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Sets Cast, will Run 1/21-2/1 at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) welcomes GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards who have officially announced their cast of leading ladies for the production of the international hit show Menopause The Musical. Best described as a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of or have survived 'The Change', Menopause The Musical is sure to leave audiences inspired and laughing long after the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT Has Become One of New York's Most Entertaining Open SecretsBWW Reviews: Will Friedwald's CLIP JOINT Has Become One of New York's Most Entertaining Open Secrets
by Alix Cohen - Jan 31, 2015

This past Thursday night, a group of die-hard music enthusiasts, vocalists, and musicians packed a private home in Chelsea for the latest iteration of Will Friedwald's Clip Joint. The monthly series, which was launched in the summer of 2013 by the Wall Street Journal columnist, night crawler, and music historian who has authored of eight books on music and popular culture, screens highly curated musical performance on film and video with every third session promoted as an ¬ďextravaganza,¬Ē additionally featuring live performers. (more...)

TheatreZone's 10th Anniversary Concert to Feature Andrea McArdle, Larry Alexander & MoreTheatreZone's 10th Anniversary Concert to Feature Andrea McArdle, Larry Alexander & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

TheatreZone is returning to its roots to celebrate their 10th anniversary with four live concerts featuring a cast of 13 fan favorite performers from the non profit theatre group's past decade of musicals. (more...)

SIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in FebruarySIDE SHOW & ONCE Cast Members Set for LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is the continuing concert series featuring dynamic, glamorous evenings of eclectic entertainment that celebrate the best of New York City's cultural landscape, in the tradition of The Players, the historic club where the series is presented. Curated and hosted by Emmy Award winning composer/performer Lance Horne, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK is dedicated to presenting celebrated music, theater and cabaret stars as well as introducing dynamic rising talent. LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK will present its next evening, LIVE FROM GRAMERCY PARK: LOVE at The Players (16 Gramercy Park, Manhattan) on Monday, February 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. Special guests for this Valentines edition will include Lauren Elder (Side Show, Hair); Fair Play, the musical trio featuring original Once cast members David Abeles, Will Connolly, and Tony nominee Elizabeth A. Davis; Tony nominee Karine Plantadit (After Midnight, Come Fly Away, Movin' Out); composer/pianist Samora Pinderhughes and co-Juilliard Jazzers Riley & Jehbreal ; and the legendary Marti Stevens, protégé of Marlene Deitrich and original cast member of London's Company, High Spirits, and No Strings). Mr. Horne is the evening's Musical Director. Tickets, starting at $25, are now available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1178948. (more...)

Jobsite Theater to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNA, 4/29-5/24Jobsite Theater to Stage Sharr White's ANNAPURNA, 4/29-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Jobsite Theater is proud to offer the southeastern United States premiere of Sharr White's hilarious and heartfelt meditation on love and loss, Annapurna, which plays April 29 - May 24, 2015, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)

Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13Dallas Opera to Present LA BOHEME, 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

DALLAS, FEBRUARY 20, 2015 ¬Ė The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOH√ąME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Sc√®nes de la vie de boh√®me. (more...)

Dallas Opera's LA BOHEME Opens 3/13Dallas Opera's LA BOHEME Opens 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

The Dallas Opera is preparing to whisk audiences away to the Latin Quarter of Paris for the blockbuster opera of the season: Giacomo Puccini's 1896 masterpiece, LA BOH√ąME, based on Henri Murger's newspaper serial-turned-novel, Sc√®nes de la vie de boh√®me. (more...)

Playwright Glen Berger Talks SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK on Geek's Guide to the Galaxy PodcastPlaywright Glen Berger Talks SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK on Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

When Glen Berger signed on to write the script for a musical adaptation of SPIDER-MAN, alongside director Julie Taymor and music team Bono and the Edge, Berger thought he was about to have a mega-hit on his hands. But as he shares on a recent episode of Geek's Guide to the Galaxy, it was not to be. Click here to listen to the full interview! (more...)

BWW Reviews: There's a Lot of Fun in Artists Rep's BLITHE SPIRIT...If You're Willing to WaitBWW Reviews: There's a Lot of Fun in Artists Rep's BLITHE SPIRIT...If You're Willing to Wait
by Patrick Brassell - Dec 8, 2014

Buried under all the quips, banter, and snark is an interesting play, with a plot that could really be moving and funny if played right. (more...)

BBC American Orders Season Two of Original Comedy ALMOST ROYALBBC American Orders Season Two of Original Comedy ALMOST ROYAL
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

BBC AMERICA has picked up a second season of its first original comedy series Almost Royal. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Please mark your calendars for the next Steps Beyond's Artists Talk: 'Hear It From The Pros,' a discussion on working in the business of Broadway with three stars who have enjoyed successful and long-term careers. DONNA McKECHNIE, GROVER DALE, and RANDY SKINNER will share fascinating stories and information about their years on Broadway, TV, film, and cabaret, discussing how to thrive, survive, and stay relevant in a competitive and ever-changing business. The artists will also take questions, and a reception will follow. Saturday January 24, 7 PM, at Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway. (more...)

Review Roundup - Will INTO THE WOODS Film Version Satisfy Broadway Aficionados? Updating Live!Review Roundup - Will INTO THE WOODS Film Version Satisfy Broadway Aficionados? Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

INTO THE WOODS, hitting theaters on December 25th, is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Let's see what the critics say! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 12/14/2014
by BWW - Dec 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/14/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic to Continue THE NIELSEN PROJECT, 10/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The New York Philharmonic and Alan Gilbert continue The Nielsen Project - the Philharmonic's acclaimed multi-season survey of the six symphonies and three concertos by Danish composer Carl Nielsen (1865-1931) - with performances of Nielsen's Maskarade Overture and Symphonies No. 5 and No. 6, Sinfonia semplice, as well as the second release of the Philharmonic's series of recordings of Nielsen's complete symphonies and concertos. (more...)

David Ives' A FLEA IN HER EAR Begins 9/6 at A Noise WithinDavid Ives' A FLEA IN HER EAR Begins 9/6 at A Noise Within
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents the Southern California regional premiere of Georges Feydeau's classic French farce, A Flea in Her Ear - considered the greatest of French farces -- in a new version written by David Ives. Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, the show begins previews on September 6 and plays through November 22, 2015 (opens on September 12). Flea is the first production in A Noise Within's 2015-2016 BREAKING & ENTERING season, and is followed by the world premiere translation/adaptation of Jean Anouilh's Antigone by Robertson Dean (September 20 to November 20) and All My Sons by Arthur Miller, the Company's contribution to the global Miller Centennial Celebration(October 11-November 21). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Actress/Singer REBECCA SPENCER Brings a Lilting and Classy Fair Warning to Vitello'sBWW Reviews: Actress/Singer REBECCA SPENCER Brings a Lilting and Classy Fair Warning to Vitello's
by Don Grigware - Aug 18, 2014

On Friday August 15 singer/actress Rebecca Spencer made her Los Angles concert debut with Fair Warning at Upstairs at Vitello's with her long-time collaborator Philip Fortenberry as musical director, also making his LA debut. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/17/2014Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/17/2014
by BWW - Aug 17, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/17/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/10/2014Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 8/10/2014
by BWW - Aug 10, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/10/2014 for Connecticut (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatreworks' AS YOU LIKE IT - A Rustic Revel in Rock LedgeBWW Reviews: Theatreworks' AS YOU LIKE IT - A Rustic Revel in Rock Ledge
by Christi Esterle - Aug 10, 2014

Theatreworks' current Shakespeare in the Park production exudes warmth, love, and triumph over adversity--both onstage and off. (more...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Are Still Magically Campy as Judy and Liza at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Are Still Magically Campy as Judy and Liza at Don't Tell Mama
by John Hoglund - Apr 25, 2015

Any seasoned entertainment pro will tell you that the key to success on a stage is keeping your audience happy. It also helps to throw in a bevy of show-stopping songs, parodies, and raucous tongue-in-cheek laughter along the way. Those make up only a few of the ingredients offered in the ongoing Judy and Liza: Together Again show at Don't Tell Mama (now in its fourth year) starring Tommy Femia and Rick Skye. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cruella in a Mantilla?: BERNARDA ALBA at FPCT Needs Some RethinkingBWW Reviews: Cruella in a Mantilla?: BERNARDA ALBA at FPCT Needs Some Rethinking
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 21, 2015

Only a brave community theater would take on The House of Bernarda Alba, Federico Garcia Lorca's last play. Written by a closeted gay playwright at the very outset of the Francisco Franco's conservative fascist rule and savagely attacking that era's repression of female freedom, both social and sexual (and by implication other freedoms), it inevitably betrays an air of extreme avant-gardeism. Ibsen and Strindberg and Wedekind may have gone into the same territory, but as of 1936 not too many others. And Lorca drives home his message as if no one had ever conveyed it before - which was more or less true in his time and place. (more...)

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