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TN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHISTN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

As part of Tennessee Shakespeare Company's first year-round season, the development of three exciting new musicals launches on the University of Memphis Mainstage this summer with Showplace Memphis: Musical Works in Progress. (more...)

Barbara de la Cuesta Releases HENRIETTA ROSEBarbara de la Cuesta Releases HENRIETTA ROSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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#50Fathers, Fatherhood-themed Ultra HD Urban Dramatic Comedy Slated for Theatrical Release in May#50Fathers, Fatherhood-themed Ultra HD Urban Dramatic Comedy Slated for Theatrical Release in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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WAKE UP with BWW 4/27/2015 - AMERICAN BUFFALO, Streisand & Redford and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/27/2015 - AMERICAN BUFFALO, Streisand & Redford and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 27, 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: AMERICAN BUFFALO opens tonight in the West End, Barbra Streisand honors Robert Redford this evening and more! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & MoreInDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly accomplished Broadway leading man with a considerable TV and film resume who plays a prominent role in the new Encores! production of John Kander & Fred Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical ZORBA coming up next month, the thoughtful Santino Fontana. Explaining his part in the production as well as the unique demands of a special limited run concert presentation such as ZORBA! is, Fontana also opens up about the rehearsal process for the show and the developing rapport and camaraderie between himself and the starry assortment of fellow cast members involved in the production - including John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker, Marin Mazzie and more, all directed by Walter Bobbie. Besides the full 411 on ZOBRA, Fontana also sheds considerable light on his many current and upcoming projects, including the recently released FROZEN follow-up short musical film FROZEN FEVER and whether or not he would like to be involved in subsequent FROZEN-related entities. Furthermore, Fontana gives us a first look at his new TV series SHADES OF BLUE, starring Jennifer Lopez, as well as his new feature film comedy SISTERS, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Additionally, Fontana previews his upcoming PBS twofer with the hotly anticipated premiere of his recent Broadway play ACT ONE, as well as a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert co-starring members of SESAME STREET. All of that, SUBMISSIONS ONLY reflections, comments on MOZART IN THE JUNGLE and much, much more! (more...)

MARY POPPINS Begins 5/8 at Olmsted Performing Arts CenterMARY POPPINS Begins 5/8 at Olmsted Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

For two weekends, Olmsted Performing Arts (OPA) - http://www.olmstedperformingarts.com - in Olmsted Falls will present an entire stage full of sugary sweetness to make you and your family smile. OPA will present the high-energy, delightful 'Disney and Cameron MacKintosh's Mary Poppins' May 8 - 10 and May 15 - 17. (more...)

BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Music Theatre Of ConnecticutBWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - Apr 27, 2015

I have been a fan of Music Theatre of Connecticut for a while now, so when I entered their Melissa & Doug theater on opening night of Little Shop of Horrors, I was looking forward to a wonderful evening with this classic piece of musical theatre. (more...)


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BWW Reviews: DOGFIGHT at Green Valley TheatreBWW Reviews: DOGFIGHT at Green Valley Theatre
by Meg Masterson - Apr 27, 2015

Dogfight, playing now through May 17 at Green Valley Theatre Company, definitely fits into the 'Something Else' category of the company's slogan: Classics. Comedy. And Something Else. (more...)

New Fantasy Novel A GRAVE FOR KINGS, is ReleasedNew Fantasy Novel A GRAVE FOR KINGS, is Released
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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FIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 SeasonFIRST DATE West Coast Debut, Broadway-Bound EMPIRE and More Set for La Mirada & McCoy Rigby's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce a season to satisfy musical theatre lovers everywhere with their 2015-16 season of shows! (more...)

Blind Author Alice Crespo Releases BookBlind Author Alice Crespo Releases Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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Francis Murphy Announces GUARDIAN ANGELFrancis Murphy Announces GUARDIAN ANGEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

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BWW Reviews: PETER PAN Takes Flight in a Magical New Production at Children's Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: PETER PAN Takes Flight in a Magical New Production at Children's Theatre Company
by Jill Schafer - Apr 27, 2015

?Being a grown-up is hard. You have to be concerned about things like bills, a job, a house, traffic, the deterioration of the environment, and violence and injustice in our backyards and around the world. It's really a drag - no wonder Peter Pan doesn't want to be one! And while we boring and worried grown-ups don't have the option of returning to a blissful childhood, we can go to the Children's Theatre Company and forget about all of our grown-up worries, remembering and reveling in the joy and freedom of youth. What better choice for CTC, then, than the musical adaptation of J.M. Barrie's iconic tale about the boy who won't grow up? Kids love it because they see themselves in Peter, and we grown-ups see an even deeper meaning in The Story as we watch the children around us grow up in an increasingly dangerous world, and long for our own days of innocence. It's a perfect choice perfectly executed by the entire cast and creative and technical teams. This PETER PAN is something quite magical, and quite simply the best thing I've seen at CTC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Visceral and Hard Hitting Journey in Book-It's LITTLE BEEBWW Reviews: Visceral and Hard Hitting Journey in Book-It's LITTLE BEE
by Jay Irwin - Apr 27, 2015

Sometimes not even Batman can save you from the atrocities of the world. Such is the case in Book-It Repertory Theatre's current production of Chris Cleave's "Little Bee". With a brutal and visceral tone at times the show manages to show off how the innocent lives of those trod upon in foreign countries can affect the lives of those in Western Civilization. (more...)

SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS to Play Ocean State Theatre, 5/2SQUIRREL STOLE MY UNDERPANTS to Play Ocean State Theatre, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Performer Bonnie Duncan brings her poignantly silly adventure tale for families, Squirrel Stole My Underpants, to Ocean State Theatre. The production, which is part of Ocean State Theatre Company's Family Fun Fest, will be performed for one show only on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 11:00 am. (more...)

Inside Broadway & WICKED to Welcome 3,000 NYC Students for 'Creating the Magic' Next MonthInside Broadway & WICKED to Welcome 3,000 NYC Students for 'Creating the Magic' Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Inside Broadway's Executive Director Michael Presser has announced that on Thursday, May 7, the Gershwin Theatre (222 West 51st Street) will be visited by thousands of NYC public school students as the theatre arts and education organization presents its popular program Creating the Magic. Featuring the cast and production crew of the hit long-running Broadway musical WICKED, the 80 minute program will be offered at 10:45am and 1:15pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SIDE MAN at American Blues TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at SIDE MAN at American Blues Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, just announced that two additional matinees, Saturday, May 15 and 23 at 3 p.m., have been added to the Tony Award-winning Side Man, written by Warren Leight, directed by Jonathan Berry, and running now through May 24, at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Opening night is Thursday, April 30 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park to Present NUTS, 5/1-10Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park to Present NUTS, 5/1-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Tom Topor drama, 'Nuts', from May 1-10, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Twin Titans Go Head to Head in OTHELLO at Pittsburgh PublicBWW Reviews: Twin Titans Go Head to Head in OTHELLO at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Apr 27, 2015

It's Othello's downfall but Iago's show in Pittsburgh Public's thrilling presentation of Shakespeare's tragic thriller. (more...)

Candlelight Dinner Playhouse to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 4/30-7/12Candlelight Dinner Playhouse to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 4/30-7/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Candlelight Dinner Playhouse will present Singin' in the Rain, opening Thursday April 30, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Stages World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's MR. WOLFBWW Reviews: South Coast Rep Stages World Premiere of Rajiv Joseph's MR. WOLF
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 27, 2015

South Coast Repertory's latest offering, MR. WOLF---now on stage in Costa Mesa through May 3---is a high-quality presentation of an intriguingly audacious if not quite fully-gestated new world premiere play from Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, the playwright behind the celebrated BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO. In Mr. Joseph's enticing new drama, the play employs a ripped-from-the-headlines plot that feels more like a stand-alone episode of any given TV procedural drama, which, unfortunately, by their very nature leaves very little room for real character development, yet provides enough juicy (and at times soapy) melodrama to pique an interested audience. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY at Westchester Broadway TheatreBWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Kathryn Kitt - Apr 27, 2015

One of the greatest shows in the history of American musical theatre, West Side Story, has made a triumphant return at The Westchester Broadway Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE BLOOD QUILT's Nikiya Mathis and Afi Bijou Talk Arena Stage's World Premiere of Katori Hall's New PlayBWW Interviews: THE BLOOD QUILT's Nikiya Mathis and Afi Bijou Talk Arena Stage's World Premiere of Katori Hall's New Play
by Ellen Burns - Apr 27, 2015

It's evident upon meeting Nikiya Mathis and Afi Bijou to talk about their roles in Arena Stage's world premiere production of The Blood Quilt, currently in previews, how much they love what they do.  Some tangible evidence? The women gave up a good part of their dinner break on one of the final days of rehearsals to talk with me.   (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Brings THE PHILADELPHIA STORY SouthBWW Reviews: Theatre Memphis Brings THE PHILADELPHIA STORY South
by Joseph Baker - Apr 27, 2015

George Cukor's 1940 film version of Philip Barry's THE PHILADELPHIA STORY was Katharine Hepburn's return to glory after the actress had been labeled 'box office poison' after the failure of several films. 021The savvy Hepburn was able to bend MGM to her will when it wanted to film Barry's play, and the end result rewarded everyone involved: Hepburn, her old RKO co-star Cary Grant, and the up and coming James Stewart. Not only were Oscar nominations and wins in store, but at the center of it all was Hepburn in all her patrician, high cheek-boned elegance. She may have given greater performances as the tragic, dope-addicted 'Mary Tyrone' in the film version of Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT or as the caustic, sparring 'Eleanor of Aquitaine' in James Goldman's THE LION IN WINTER, but for those who want to see Hepburn at the height of her unusual beauty and comedic gifts, THE PHILADELPHIA STORY is a must. Having seen the film numerous times, I was wary of Theatre Memphis' staging of Barry's work. THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, once seen, leaves such an impression that it's rather like tackling a remake of THE WIZARD OF OZ or GONE WITH THE WIND or THE GODFATHER. Director Jason Spitzer has taken the dare, and he and his cast have mostly succeeded in the satiny, stylized production currently playing at Theatre Memphis. (more...)

Viola Davis to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBOViola Davis to Star in Harriet Tubman Movie for HBO
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Deadline writes that VIOLA Davis will portray the iconic Harriet Tubman in an upcoming film for HBO. (more...)

THE 7TH ANNUAL ONE-MAN SHOW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Coming to Hollywood Fringe, 6/9THE 7TH ANNUAL ONE-MAN SHOW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Coming to Hollywood Fringe, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The RAH Theater Company, in conjunction with producing partner, The Production Company, announces the World Premiere of Jim Hanna's original comedy, 'The 7th Annual One-Man Show World Championships' on June 9 at The Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Share Vintage Photos of Your Folks; Win Tickets to SINGIN' IN THE RAINShare Vintage Photos of Your Folks; Win Tickets to SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 27, 2015

Concertus Manila, the Philippines-based promoter of the international touring production of Broadway and London West End's hit musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Inc., is calling for vintage photo entries to its Facebook-based contest titled "Throwback To The Classics: Photo Contest*, running now until Friday, May 15. (more...)

'BEFORE MIDNIGHT', TOMORROW'S CHILD and More Set for Vertigo Theatre's 2015-16 Season'BEFORE MIDNIGHT', TOMORROW'S CHILD and More Set for Vertigo Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Vertigo Theatre Artistic Director Craig Hall, and Nathan Pronyshyn, Y Stage Theatre Series Producer, announced this afternoon via the release of an online season launch video, the company's 2015/2016 BD&P Mystery Theatre Series, and Y Stage Theatre Series for young audiences. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek - Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana and Elizabeth A. Davis Perform a Scene from Encores! ZORBA!BWW TV: Sneak Peek - Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana and Elizabeth A. Davis Perform a Scene from Encores! ZORBA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in ZORBA!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. ZORBA! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. ZORBA! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. Below, BroadwayWorld has a clip of Mazzie, Fontana and Davis performing a scene from the show! (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour Recoups!CINDERELLA National Tour Recoups!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis announce that the national tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella has recouped its entire $4.8 million investment in just six months after having launched on October 10, 2014 in Providence, RI. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MY CHILD: MOTHERS OF WAR Reminds Us That Soldiers Have Mothers Waiting at HomeBWW Reviews: MY CHILD: MOTHERS OF WAR Reminds Us That Soldiers Have Mothers Waiting at Home
by Shari Barrett - Apr 27, 2015

Directed by playwright Angeliki Giannakopoulos, the world premiere of MY CHILD: MOTHERS OF WAR is based on her award winning documentary of the same name, which aired nationally on PBS. Composed of a collection of true intertwining monologues telling stories of six mothers whose lives were radically changed when their sons were sent to fight the war in Iraq, the play focuses on the struggle women face before, during and after their child leaves their protective arms and learns to be an adult on the battlefield, whether or not they ever return home. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Calls on Peter Pan Expert to Promote Tony CampaignFINDING NEVERLAND Calls on Peter Pan Expert to Promote Tony Campaign
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Theater fans are eagerly awaiting tomorrow's announcement of this year's Tony Award nominees, and a Finding Neverland campaign is already in the works. Variety has shared an excerpt of an op-ed letter written by Peter Pan expert Maria Tatar, professor of Germanic languages and literatures and folklore and mythology at Harvard University, which was sent out to the nominators of Broadway's most distinguished awards. According to the site, Weinstein is hoping to 'bolster the critical credibility' of his show, which recently opened to mixed reviews. (more...)

PEN World Voices International Play Festival Sets 2015 LineupPEN World Voices International Play Festival Sets 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center at the Graduate Center, City University of New York announces the complete line-up of its PEN World Voices International Play Festival, held May 4, 5, and 11th, 2015. (more...)

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO F#GGOTS Comes to BAX, 5/1-3THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO F#GGOTS Comes to BAX, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

'The Gospel According to F#ggots' is a multimedia queer translation of Biblical text through verse, video, and vogue. It's a Church pageant play remixed and remastered into an epic journey that combines poetry, movement, and music. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Selects Grand Prize Wedding Story to Be Made into Show Tune!IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Selects Grand Prize Wedding Story to Be Made into Show Tune!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 27, 2015

Over the last few weeks, BroadwayWorld has introduced you to 10 winners of It Shoulda Been You's incredible wedding inspired Broadway giveaway. This hilarious new musical, directed by Tony-winner David Hyde Pierce, is teaming up with BWW to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime wedding gift. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MADAME: THE STORY OF JOSEPH FARRUGIA Tells Of A Richly Varied Life And CareerBWW Reviews: MADAME: THE STORY OF JOSEPH FARRUGIA Tells Of A Richly Varied Life And Career
by Barry Lenny - Apr 27, 2015

This is a sensational piece of theatre, unlike any other, moving, informative, enlightening, funny, sad, and poignant, (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at SaengerBWW Reviews: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - Apr 27, 2015

Andrew Lloyd Webber is a household name for many fans of Broadway. From his mega-hits ranging from Cats to Phantom of the Opera, everyone knows his works. The Saenger Theatre is no stranger to the genius of Lloyd Webber either, having housed the current tour of Phantom of the Opera earlier this season. This past week they have housed another Lloyd Webber creation of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, best known as the first Lloyd Webber musical to be professionally produced. (more...)

HISTORY Premieres New Competition Series FORGED IN FIRE This SummerHISTORY Premieres New Competition Series FORGED IN FIRE This Summer
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The most talented bladesmiths in the world will test their mettle in FORGED IN FIRE, a cutting-edge competition series coming to HISTORY this summer. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Actors Produce Short Film 2015 Disability Film ChallengeVIDEO: Broadway Actors Produce Short Film 2015 Disability Film Challenge
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

"Sent By Hand" a new original short film, written and produced by Stanley Bahorek (The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Amazing Grace,"Boardwalk Empire") in association with EUMEUS NYC (more...)

The PIT to Offer KAPOW-I GOGO Marathon, 5/24The PIT to Offer KAPOW-I GOGO Marathon, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Kapow-i GoGo is a theatrical experience built for an audience used to binge-watching Netflix. Continuing its buzzy run at The PIT, Kapow-I GoGo will do a hyper-marathon of all three parts - 9 episodes - almost 4 hours of content - on Sunday May 24th at 1pm. Intermissions will be plentiful, don't worry. The PIT's Love Bar is just outside the door to the theater, fully stocked and with Kapow-I Specialty drinks all afternoon. (Try the Kapow-i SuperPunch! or sample some free sugary breakfast cereal!). (more...)

Shivhans Pictures' Docudrama NIRBHAYA Opens TonightShivhans Pictures' Docudrama NIRBHAYA Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2015

Nirbhaya, hailed as one of the most urgent and compelling pieces of human rights theatre ever made, opens tonight, April 26, and will play a 5-week run. (more...)

GREY'S ANATOMY Fans Launch Petition to Bring Back Derek, "We DO NOT Deserve This!"GREY'S ANATOMY Fans Launch Petition to Bring Back Derek, "We DO NOT Deserve This!"
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2015

GREY'S ANATOMY creators shocked fans last week when they killed off one of the show's most beloved characters. And fans are far from ready to let go. (more...)

This Weeks New Movies - 4/28/2015 - 5/1/2015This Weeks New Movies - 4/28/2015 - 5/1/2015
by BWW - Apr 26, 2015

Information, posters, descriptions of all the upcoming movies being released from 4/28/2015 - 5/1/2015! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ArtsWest's ANGRY HOUSEWIVES a Bit Shaky but Still FunBWW Reviews: ArtsWest's ANGRY HOUSEWIVES a Bit Shaky but Still Fun
by Jay Irwin - Apr 26, 2015

It's been quite some time since everyone's favorite Mom-laden punk band has graced a Seattle stage, but those "Angry Housewives" are back at ArtsWest. And while appearing to need a little more rehearsal and settling in time and still with a script that feels a bit hackneyed at times, the show with its ridiculous and infectious personalities still makes for a very fun night. Set the way back machine to the mid 80's as we find four suburban women looking to break free from their hum drum lives. Bev (Heather Hawkins) is newly widowed and broke. Carol (Ann Cornelius) is divorced, almost just as broke and desperate for love. Jetta (Chelsea LeValley) is a new Mom with an uptight and controlling husband (Mark Tyler Miller). And Wendi (Janet McWilliams) is a bit of a dreamer who's just looking for her next big thing. So when Bev's money problems become too much, the four band together to do the only thing they can do to make some money, enter a contest for the best punk rock band at a local club, of course. The show with book by A.M. Collins and music and lyrics by Chad Henry has a few script problems. The dialog can get a bit cliche and The Story is about as predictable as a sit-com. And the production itself looked to need a bit more rehearsal time as its musical numbers were killer but its scene work and transitions were rocky at best. But I'm sure that will settle in time. But beyond all its problems the show is still fun and it's clear to see why it continued to run for so long back in the 80's and 90's. The ensemble is terrific and obviously having a blast up there. The four male counterparts to the ladies are superb. Miller is delightfully out of touch and chauvinistic. So much so that I felt the audience turning on him at one point but he managed to get them back during his song of redemption. Jeff Orton as Wendi's sailboat obsessed boyfriend and Brian Lange as the club owner Lewd Fingers each nailed their characters and their duet reminiscing on their past love was a real crowd pleaser. And Trent Moury as Bev's teenage son and his lamenting doo wop number about his too cool Mom practically stopped the show. But it's the ladies who completely kill in the show with their hilarious Mom-centric punk style. Especially LeValley's amazing lead vocals and dimwitted character and Cornelius' sultry ode to her lacking love life. Sure, the show wasn't rock solid the night I saw it but I have faith it'll get better with time and it still managed to be a sublimely silly rockin' good time. And so with my three letter rating system I'm giving "Angry housewives" a YAY on credit (which I'm sure they will live up to with all that potential). So go "eat your f***ing Cornflakes" and get out to catch the Angry Housewives before we lose them for another decade. "Angry Housewives" performs at ArtsWest through May 24th. For tickets or information contact the ArtsWest box office at 206-938-0339 or visit them online at www.artswest.org. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BETRAYAL - A Bewilderment with a Motown SoundtrackBWW Reviews: BETRAYAL - A Bewilderment with a Motown Soundtrack
by Gil Kaan - Apr 26, 2015

Harold Pinter's 1978 Betrayal gets an inventive re-mounting by director Aaron Craig as he augments Pinter's dialogues with musical interludes using jazz versions of Motown tunes. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Wind of Laughter in WIND AND THE WILLOWSBWW Reviews: The Wind of Laughter in WIND AND THE WILLOWS
by Teresa Rodrick - Apr 25, 2015

I no longer have small children. However, in college, I was a member of a troupe that toured to elementary schools every fall. I know what it takes to keep the kids attention and the dedication it takes to create the characters. (more...)

Patrick Dempsey Thanks Fans for 10 Years of GREY'S ANATOMYPatrick Dempsey Thanks Fans for 10 Years of GREY'S ANATOMY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

GREY'S ANATOMY creators shocked fans this week when they killed off one of the show's most beloved characters. Spoiler alert: Don't read if you haven't seen the episode yet! (more...)

BWW Review: NATALIE DOUGLAS' Enchanting Dolly Parton Tribute Show Flies High at BirdlandBWW Review: NATALIE DOUGLAS' Enchanting Dolly Parton Tribute Show Flies High at Birdland
by Billie Roe - Apr 25, 2015

These days at Birdland, trying to channel Dolly Parton's bigger-than-life-persona is the sultry Natalie Douglas, a seven-time MAC Award, Nightlife, and Backstage Bistro Award winner, who (on April 20) brought her own hip, quick-witted, earth-mother persona--along with her smokin' hot vocals--in a joyful tribute show to the country music icon, Hello Dolly: The Music of Dolly Parton, as part of the Jim Caruso's Broadway at Birdland Series. (more...)

Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks Will Not Close on May 3Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks Will Not Close on May 3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Producers of THE FANTASTICKS, Catherine Russell and Al Parinello have announced that they will now be able to keep Off Broadway's longest running musical from closing. Two donors (longtime fans of the show who have asked to remain anonymous) have stepped in and pledged to keep the production running, making the Sunday, May 3rd performance a 55th anniversary celebration of the opening of the show in 1960 - not a farewell. (more...)

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