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#FOLLOWME Postponed at The Fabulous Fox Theater #FOLLOWME Postponed at The Fabulous Fox Theater
by BWW News Desk on June 28, 2017 in St. Louis

Due to unforeseen and immovable scheduling conflicts, #FOLLOWME will need to postpone this summer's national tour. (more...)
Bluff City Theater presents the American Premiere of EMILY THE MUSICAL Bluff City Theater presents the American Premiere of EMILY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on June 29, 2017 in St. Louis

For Executive Director Joe Anderson, the next production in the 2017 Season has deep personal meaning. (more...)
VIDEO: Dive Under the Sea with New Highlights from Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny VIDEO: Dive Under the Sea with New Highlights from Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk on June 28, 2017 in St. Louis

Disney's The Little Mermaid going swimmingly at The Muny, and BroadwayWorld has a look at new highlights from the show below! (more...)
Bluff City Theater presents the American Premiere of EMILY THE MUSICAL Bluff City Theater presents the American Premiere of EMILY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on June 28, 2017 in St. Louis

For Executive Director Joe Anderson, the next production in the 2017 Season has deep personal meaning. (more...)
St. Louis Symphony to Put on Free Forest Park Concert This Fall St. Louis Symphony to Put on Free Forest Park Concert This Fall
by BWW News Desk on June 28, 2017 in St. Louis

The St. Louis Symphony will celebrate its upcoming season with a free concert at Forest Park on September 13 at 7:00pm. The orchestra will perform at the base of Art Hill. (more...)
BWW Review: The MUNY's Outstanding and Visually Stunning THE LITTLE MERMAID BWW Review: The MUNY's Outstanding and Visually Stunning THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Chris Gibson on June 26, 2017 in St. Louis

It's interesting to imagine just what fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen would think of the musical version of THE LITTLE MERMAID (book by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater) that's now gracing the stage of The MUNY. Though he might quibble with the liberties the book takes with his story, I think he would be absolutely blown away by the performances and stagecraft that are on display. It's a terrific and captivating production that doesn't skimp on the eye candy. Though the Disney film has been around since 1989, it's still a hugely popular movie for members of the younger set, and the equally successful musical has been beguiling audiences for almost 10 years as well. It's timeless charms are a perfect match for the MUNY's vast expanses, which are filled with imaginative imagery that families will find exquisitely appealing. (more...)
BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis's Incredibly Fun SEUSSICAL BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis's Incredibly Fun SEUSSICAL
by Chris Gibson on June 26, 2017 in St. Louis

There's just something magical about the world of Dr. Seuss and its hold on children. It's the language he uses to tell his fanciful tales. It's re-invented and rhymed in a manner that clearly appeals to children and adults. SEUSSICAL is a catchy and clever musical that adapts various elements from some of his most famous works, and it comes in many shapes and sizes. STAGES St. Louis is presenting a wonderful production of one of the shorter versions in their Theatre for Young Audiences series this season, and I cannot recommend it highly enough! It seems like I'm always saying that at this time of the year, but the professionalism you see each season is amazing, and it continues to develop, especially at the Westport Playhouse, where the intimate confines allow close and plentiful contact with audience members. This particular aspect really makes a difference when you're taking your child to the theatre for the first time. They actually become completely immersed in the experience, and adults will as well. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 6/25/2017 Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 6/25/2017
by BWW on June 25, 2017 in St. Louis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/25/2017 for St. Louis (more...)
Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season! Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in St. Louis

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)
Review Roundup: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny Review Roundup: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in St. Louis

The Muny's opening night performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid took place last night, June 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Insight Theatre Company Presents ON GOLDEN POND Next Month Insight Theatre Company Presents ON GOLDEN POND Next Month
by BWW News Desk on June 23, 2017 in St. Louis

Insight Theatre Company continues its 10th season with On Golden Pond. On Golden Pond had its Broadway appearance in 1979. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 23, 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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)
The St. Louis Symphony Joins Forces with Military Bands The St. Louis Symphony Joins Forces with Military Bands
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in St. Louis

Patriotism, pride, and percussion filled Powell Hall for the 2017 Joining Forces concert. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Emma Degerstedt, Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner and More Making a Splash in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny Photo Flash: First Look at Emma Degerstedt, Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner and More Making a Splash in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in St. Louis

The Muny's opening night performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid took place last night, June 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
VIDEO: Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner, and Emma Degerstedt and More in Highlights from The Muny's THE LITTLE MERMAID VIDEO: Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner, and Emma Degerstedt and More in Highlights from The Muny's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Check out the video below! (more...)
VIDEO: Emily Skinner Performs POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS at The Muny VIDEO: Emily Skinner Performs POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS at The Muny
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Check out the video below! (more...)
THE BATTLEGROUNDS Returns to St. Louis, 9/23 THE BATTLEGROUNDS Returns to St. Louis, 9/23
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2017 in St. Louis

Mud devotees come from near and far to battle at The Battlegrounds, a place which calls upon all your strength - upper body, core power, balance and agility - to conquer the industry's most difficult permanent obstacles.  The Battlegrounds continues to annually draw participants from over 25 states due to its nationwide recognition and ever-changing challenges. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 6/18/2017 Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 6/18/2017
by BWW on June 18, 2017 in St. Louis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/18/2017 for St. Louis (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on June 16, 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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More! (more...)
Exclusive: Go Behind The Scenes at The Muny's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Exclusive: Go Behind The Scenes at The Muny's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk on June 15, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the brand new production of Jesus Christ Superstar at The Muny, which has taken St. Louis by storm to rave reviews!  (more...)
New Line Announcs 27th Season of Musical Theatre New Line Announcs 27th Season of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 14, 2017 in St. Louis

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)
Bluff City Theater presents the American Premiere of EMILY THE MUSICAL Bluff City Theater presents the American Premiere of EMILY THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in St. Louis

For Executive Director Joe Anderson, the next production in the 2017 Season has deep personal meaning. (more...)
BWW Review: The MUNY Opens Season with Spectacular JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR BWW Review: The MUNY Opens Season with Spectacular JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Chris Gibson on June 13, 2017 in St. Louis

Growing up in the 1970's I can't tell you how many times I came across the boxed LP set, complete with booklet, that housed Tim Rice (lyrics) and Andrew Lloyd Webber's (music) classic, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. For those of us who grew up on the records, and even the movie version, it was a rock, pop, rhythm and blues, funk, and music hall influenced opera that produced a bumper crop of wildly tuneful and intriguing compositions. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opens The Muny's 99th season and it's a fabulously constructed and performed production that's jaw-droppingly amazing. Back in the day the songs themselves conjured up mental images that are unique to each individual, and on this stage they came alive anew, with loads of energy, and a heavy dose of anachronistic charm. The action is superb, the vocalists shine, the orchestra sounds fantastic, and I simply can't think of more uplifting way to spend an evening under the stars. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Bryce Ryness, Constantine Maroulis and More in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The Muny Photo Flash: First Look at Bryce Ryness, Constantine Maroulis and More in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The Muny
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in St. Louis

Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at last night's opening night performance of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The Muny! The production runs through June 18 in Forest Park. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Highlights from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The Muny VIDEO: Watch Highlights from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at The Muny
by BWW News Desk on June 13, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR! Get a first look at the production below! (more...)