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Peter Scolari Joins Muny's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Peter Scolari Joins Muny's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld has learned that Peter Scolari will join The Muny's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum as Pseudolus. Forum is the the third production of its 99th season, which plays July 5-11. (more...)
Photo Flash: Solo Show SQUEEZE MY CANS Explores Escape from Scientology Photo Flash: Solo Show SQUEEZE MY CANS Explores Escape from Scientology
by BWW News Desk on May 21, 2017 in St. Louis

The Church of Scientology owned actress Cathy Schenkelberg for 14 years. Citilites Theatre brings this engaging writer-performer to St. Louis to perform her new original solo show "Squeeze My Cans" for six performances (May 31 - June 4, 2017) at The Gaslight Theater. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in St. Louis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for St. Louis (more...)
BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Provocative A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT
by Chris Gibson on May 20, 2017 in St. Louis

It's uncanny the way that Upstream Theater is able to produce plays that consistently tackle issues that, while often international in scope, often resonate with situations we face in our own country and, in particular, the current political climate we find ourselves in. A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT is a very intriguing and powerful work by Nicholas Wright (adapted from a book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela) that focuses our attention on post-apartheid South Africa, and which delves into the institutionalized racism that gripped that area of the world for many, many years. It's a subject that it is abhorrent in nature, but one which we seem to see America headed toward with the rise of white nationalist actions and policies. The seeds seem to have been sown with the cultural backlash from certain quarters following the election of Barack Obama, our first African American president, and which are starting to become more dangerously vocal and violent since he left office and was replaced by our current president, who surrounds himself with people whose agendas and ideologies are in direct conflict with the progress that has occurred since the Civil Rights movement of the 1960's. This work, though it deals mainly with conciliatory efforts, is one that needs to be seen as a reminder that, if we are to continue to progress as an open society, we need to remain vigilant as citizens to ensure we do not take steps backwards in this regard. There's a lot to contemplate here, and this production is decidedly must-see theatre. (more...)
BWW Review: The New Jewish Theatre's Funny and Heartfelt 4000 MILES BWW Review: The New Jewish Theatre's Funny and Heartfelt 4000 MILES
by Chris Gibson on May 19, 2017 in St. Louis

Amy Herzog's marvelous play, 4000 MILES, draws upon relationships and people from the playwright's own life. The experience of watching these characters interact is undeniably affecting, and definitely warms the heart. It made me wish I had had a grandmother like the one that is portrayed on stage. The New Jewish Theatre is presenting a fine production of this show that's both hilarious and touching, and highly recommended. (more...)
Photo Flash: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS at New Line Theatre Photo Flash: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS at New Line Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in St. Louis

New Line continues its 26th season with the local premiere of the fiery 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, by legendary film and stage composer Marvin Hamlisch (his last theatre score), lyricist Craig Carnelia, and Tony-winning playwright John Guare, based on the famous short story and film. The show was nominated for seven Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score, and eleven Drama Desk Awards. It's a Faustian moral nightmare, all set to a sizzling 'jazz noir' score from the composer of the stage musicals A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Smile, The Goodbye Girl, and the film scores for The Sting, The Way We Were, Sophie's Choice, and many others.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas Tour to Arrive in St. Louis This November Mannheim Steamroller's Christmas Tour to Arrive in St. Louis This November
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in St. Louis

Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller and the industry's largest independent record label, American Gramaphone, announced that his annual Christmas concert tour will begin on November 13th, 2017. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances in cities across the country that will include a stop in St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, November 25 at 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. (more...)
THE NAKED MAGICIANS to Strip Away Top Hats and Capes at The Grandel Theatre THE NAKED MAGICIANS to Strip Away Top Hats and Capes at The Grandel Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in St. Louis

St. Louis-based Emery Entertainment, Inc. presents The Naked Magicians at The Grandel Theatre Monday, June 12 at 8 p.m. (more...)
MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday! MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 to Kick Off Live Tour This Summer; Tickets on Sale Friday!
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in St. Louis

For the first time ever, join Joel Hodgson, creator of the critically acclaimed 'Mystery Science Theater 3000' TV show and its new host Jonah Heston (Jonah Ray) as they bring the first live touring production of 'MST3K' to a city near you on the 'Watch Out for Snakes!' Tour. (more...)
Straight No Chaser Open Another SIX PACK at the Fabulous Fox Theatre this November Straight No Chaser Open Another SIX PACK at the Fabulous Fox Theatre this November
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2017 in St. Louis

Atlantic Records recording group Straight No Chaser has announced details of their new EP. "SIX PACK: VOLUME 3" arrives on Friday, July 21st. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 5/14/2017 Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 5/14/2017
by BWW on May 14, 2017 in St. Louis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/14/2017 for St. Louis (more...)
The Rep Announces Full 2017-2018 Mainstage Season The Rep Announces Full 2017-2018 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in St. Louis

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is proud to announce the full lineup for its 51st Mainstage season. (more...)
St. Louis 5K 'Race for Jane' Offers Virtual Race St. Louis 5K 'Race for Jane' Offers Virtual Race
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in St. Louis

Race for Jane, an annual St. Louis 5K walk/run event, switches gears to an online virtual event powered by social media. The new format allows participants from all over the country, or even the world, to dedicate a race to survivors of sexual violence. For the virtual event, participants register and order race packets online. Race packets, including official race t-shirts, will be mailed in early April. On race day, participants will do their walk or run anywhere they choose and share the experience with each other through a race day selfie contest on Facebook. Participants also compete in online contests every week leading up the event to win gift cards in their race packets. Each participant receives a special race bib detailing the story of a local 'Jane Doe' or 'John Doe' who has experienced an act of sexual abuse. Participants dedicate their race to the anonymous victims and survivors speaking from their bibs. Race for Jane will be held on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Proceeds from the event benefit Jane Doe Advocacy Center, a non-profit legal service center for survivors of sexual violence in St. Louis. Online registration for participants and sponsors is available through March 31, 2016. For more information and online registration, visit www.RaceForJane.com or search for the event 'Race for Jane 2016' on Facebook. Jane Doe Advocacy Center is local non-profit legal service center for issues related to sexual violence. For more information on Jane Doe, please call 314.329.5339 or visit www.JaneDoeAdvocacy.org. (more...)
TCG's 2018 National Conference Will Get a View of the Arch in St. Louis TCG's 2018 National Conference Will Get a View of the Arch in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in St. Louis

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, announces that the 28th annual TCG National Conference will take place in St. Louis, MO from June 14 to 16, 2018. (more...)
Travel Through Time with CIRCUS FLORA 6/1-25 Travel Through Time with CIRCUS FLORA 6/1-25
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in St. Louis

???????Summer vacation is almost here and that means another jaw-dropping array of internationally acclaimed entertainers await under Circus Flora's red and white Big Top in Grand Center!  Their newest production, Time Flies, will transport circus-goers through time June 1-25. Patrons will witness astonishing feats as graceful aerialists and powerful acrobats tell a love story that transcends time.  Passports for this adventure are available now at Metrotix.com. (more...)
2017 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced! 2017 St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Award Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk on May 11, 2017 in St. Louis

The Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation, The Muny, and the Fox Theatre have announced the nominees for the first annual St. Louis High School Musical Theatre Awards to be held on Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/12 - LA CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP in Burmingham, and More!
by BWW News Desk on May 12, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature LE CAGE AUX FOLLES in Singapore, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in Birmingham, IN THE HEIGHTS in Connecticut and More! (more...)
Davis Gaines Will Play Joseph Pulitzer in NEWSIES at the Muny Davis Gaines Will Play Joseph Pulitzer in NEWSIES at the Muny
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2017 in St. Louis

The Muny announced today that Davis Gaines will play the role of Joseph Pulitzer, rounding out the principal cast for Newsies, the seventh and final production of its 99th season. Design teams were also announced for this production, which plays August 7- 13. Newsies is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)
Powell Hall 2017/2018 Season Announced Powell Hall 2017/2018 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2017 in St. Louis

Today, the St. Louis Symphony announced an exciting line-up of Live at Powell Hall events for the 2017/2018 season. The concerts will feature films with the orchestra playing the scores live, the music of iconic composers, and much more! (more...)
STAGES St. Louis to Open 31st Season with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZIN STAGES St. Louis to Open 31st Season with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZIN
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2017 in St. Louis

STAGES St. Louis launches its 31st Season with a vivid tale as old as time itself, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Join STAGES in ancient Egypt June 2nd through July 2nd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood as this fun-filled musical entertainment returns to the STAGES stage by popular demand! (more...)
Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement at the Fabulous Fox Disney's THE LION KING North American Tour Celebrates Sold-Out Engagement at the Fabulous Fox
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2017 in St. Louis

Disney's The Lion King continues to reign across North America with a sold-out return engagement at The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, where the record-breaking tour celebrated its 15th anniversary on April 27. (more...)
Jane Lynch Returns to St. Louis for a One Night Only Concert Experience Jane Lynch Returns to St. Louis for a One Night Only Concert Experience
by BWW News Desk on May 08, 2017 in St. Louis

Three-time Emmy and Golden Globe winning actress Jane Lynch-yes, that Jane Lynch-from Glee, Best in Show, Hollywood Game Night and more, joins the St. Louis Symphony for a one-night only musical experience with a large dose of comedy. (more...)
Alan Alda, Elizabeth Brown, 'Bach & Django' & More Among Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 2017 Lineup Alan Alda, Elizabeth Brown, 'Bach & Django' & More Among Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival's 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk on May 08, 2017 in St. Louis

At first it was unconscious, then by design: the 34th season of the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Long Island's longest-running classical music festival, has something of a water theme. (more...)
BWW Feature: 'Bang Bang' Music Video by 42ND STREET Tour Dancer ANDREW WINANS BWW Feature: 'Bang Bang' Music Video by 42ND STREET Tour Dancer ANDREW WINANS
by Kyle Christopher West on May 08, 2017 in St. Louis

BWW Feature: 'Bang Bang' Music Video by 42ND STREET Tour Dancer ANDREW WINANS (more...)