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National Theatre (Cottesloe) (London, )
(Waterloo) South Bank
London,

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Fall 2012

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BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the DreamBWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

BWW Review:  Disturbing, Funny BETWEEN RIVER AND CRAZY at the Cleveland Play HouseBWW Review: Disturbing, Funny BETWEEN RIVER AND CRAZY at the Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Apr 12, 2017

Pulitzer Prize Winner and Steinberg Distinguished Playwright, Stephen Adly Guirgis, whose script 'Between Riverside and Crazy,' is now on stage at Cleveland Play House, is noted for writing plays that feature racial discord and the definition of family, while examining 'self-interest, self-delusion, self-recriminating, greed and amorality.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TheaterWorks' NEXT TO NORMAL Starring Christiane NollPhoto Flash: First Look at TheaterWorks' NEXT TO NORMAL Starring Christiane Noll
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

TheaterWorks presents NEXT TO NORMAL, the 3rd show of TheaterWorks 31st Season, now running through May 7, 2017. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Houston Ballet's LEGENDS AND PRODIGY ASTOUNDSBWW Review: Houston Ballet's LEGENDS AND PRODIGY ASTOUNDS
by Gary Laird - Mar 18, 2017

Houston Ballet's program of three contemporary ballets, running now at THE WORTHAM CENTER, is breath-taking. This is the first of many adjectives I will reach for in this review. I may run out, but you'll get the drift. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!Photo Flash: New Pre-Production Rehearsal Photos of the cast of THE GEEZE & ME!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

What if there was a musical - simultaneously serious and hilarious, that explores the wild ride of life's later years, addressing the good, the bad and the ugly of aging? Rag Lady Productions is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of THE GEEZE AND ME, a new MUSICAL featuring a troupe of baby boomers who sing, dance, and hobble their way through issues of retirement, leakage, and more. At THE TENTH Avenue Arts Center downtown San Diego, March 31st through April 29th.  (more...)

BWW Interview: ADAM PASCAL Reflects on Tim Rice's Legacy Ahead of Sunday's YAA ConcertBWW Interview: ADAM PASCAL Reflects on Tim Rice's Legacy Ahead of Sunday's YAA Concert
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 9, 2017

This Sunday, Adam Pascal will join the Young Artists of America (YAA) in paying tribute to the Tony, Oscar and Grammy Award Winning lyricist in The Circle of Life: The Songs of Tim Rice in Concert. (more...)

BWW Review: Compelling THE FLICK Unreels as a Must See Production at DobamaBWW Review: Compelling THE FLICK Unreels as a Must See Production at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Mar 6, 2017

Annie Baker, who deservedly won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for her play The Flick, was perceived by the awarding committee as one of 'the most impressive dramatists of her generation.' They went on to say she, 'writes with tenderness and keen insight.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Gary Barlow & More at THE GIRLS Gala OpeningPhoto Flash: Gary Barlow & More at THE GIRLS Gala Opening
by Marianka Swain - Feb 21, 2017

Last night, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new musical THE GIRLS held a gala opening night in aid of charity Bloodwise. Guests at the Phoenix Theatre in the West End included Phillip Schofield, Michael Ball, Graham Norton, Mel Giedroyc and Sian Phillips. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New Musical THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre tomorrow, 21 February . The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Bass Concert HallBWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Bass Concert Hall
by Joni Lorraine - Jan 30, 2017

Mamma Mia is not Les Miserables, but it's loads of fun, and who cares, because: Abba! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New British Musical, THE GIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsal Photos for Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's New British Musical, THE GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Applause, But No Standing Ovation for CABARET at Blank Canvas - But Big Time Accolades of Alan Cumming in ConcertBWW Review: Applause, But No Standing Ovation for CABARET at Blank Canvas - But Big Time Accolades of Alan Cumming in Concert
by Roy Berko - Dec 6, 2016

Cabaret. It's 1931 in Germany, a country of unrest. We find ourselves at the Kit Kat Klub, a seedy cabaret, a place of decadence and emotional abandonment. Hanging over the entire scene is the aura of the growth of the Nazi party and the impending reign of terror. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christopher Donahue Takes to the Seas and the Stage in Arena Stage's MOBY DICKBWW Interview: Christopher Donahue Takes to the Seas and the Stage in Arena Stage's MOBY DICK
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 17, 2016

For actor Christopher Donahue, there's something quite sympathetic in the tortured sea captain who's obsessed with capturing the colossal whale. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Serenade Memphis at the Orpheum TheatreBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Serenade Memphis at the Orpheum Theatre
by Caroline Sposto - Oct 29, 2016

JERSEY BOYS is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. This award-winning show has been running on Broadway for more than ten years. Its wild popularity spawned touring companies that have been breaking box office records in venues around the world. It was adapted into a film, produced and directed by Clint Eastwood in 2014. The current national tour opened at the Memphis Orpheum on October 25 and it will play through October 30th. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Vanessa Long Dance Company Combines Activism And Performing ArtsPhoto Flash: The Vanessa Long Dance Company Combines Activism And Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Vanessa Long Dance Company is pleased to announce the premier of it's newest piece 'Consume'. The Vanessa Long Dance Company combines theatre and dance to create work about social and political issues we face in everyday life. The hope is that through our work we can encourage conversations about the issues we face, challenge the status quo, and change the world. (more...)

BWW Blog: Monica Furman - Theatre How-To: Getting Tickets on a Student BudgetBWW Blog: Monica Furman - Theatre How-To: Getting Tickets on a Student Budget
by Guest Blogger: Monica Furman - Aug 22, 2016

This summer, I've been getting a lot of texts from friends visiting New York asking, "Monica! How do I get cheap tickets to [insert show name]?" Actually, I get these texts pretty much all year round. My parents have even been sending me the contact information of their friends who want to know where to get discounted theatre tickets. In lieu of sending everyone lists that I have to text, I will now be sending everyone who asks a link to this blog post, where I have compiled a comprehensive list of my favorite resources and methods for getting theatre tickets on a budget in NYC as well as Orange County/Los Angeles and even Chicago. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED! Does Not Disappoint!BWW Reviews: DISENCHANTED! Does Not Disappoint!
by Christine Swerczek - Aug 5, 2016

The Candy Project's production of the Dennis T. Giacino DISENCHANTED! combines his clever lyrics and energetic musical score with their talented cast and crew to create a fun, satirical romp through the stories of Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and all their princess pals. (more...)

BWW Review: GroundWorks Dance Theater Astounding at Cain ParkBWW Review: GroundWorks Dance Theater Astounding at Cain Park
by Roy Berko - Jul 18, 2016

The indoor-outdoor Alma Theatre was seasonally comfortable with almost all of the seats full on opening night of Groundworks Dance Theater's 14 th annual performance at the Cleveland Heights hilly, tree-covered Cain Park. What the participants didn't know was that the almost always proficient Groundworks Dance Theater was about to let loose with what assuredly was one their finest performances. (more...)

BWW Review: Reimagined PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Impressive at the State Theatre, But . . .BWW Review: Reimagined PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Impressive at the State Theatre, But . . .
by Roy Berko - Jun 21, 2016

It's been seen by over 140-million people in 30 countries and 151 cities. It's been translated into 14 languages. It's Broadway's longest running show. What is it? Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, which is now on stage at the State Theatre, in a reimagined form. (more...)

BWW Review: Consider DEATH AND THE MAIDENBWW Review: Consider DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by Joni Lorraine - Jun 7, 2016

Consider any country in Latin America wherein a dictatorship has preceded a democracy. Consider a woman has been held captive as political prisoner and tortured and raped by her captors in this country. Consider then, The Effect that such trauma can have at every level. Consider then, DEATH AND THE MAIDEN. (more...)