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Kent State's Musical Theater Program Joins Musical Theater Project for ZORBA!Kent State's Musical Theater Program Joins Musical Theater Project for ZORBA!
by Roy Berko - November 12, 2015

'I believe in grabbing at life.' 'Every minute is a new minute.' Thus states Zorba, the lead character in ZORBA!, a musical that 'captures of the spirit of Greece and celebrates a people who embrace love, life and death with equal passion.' (more...)
Marymount Manhattan College Announces 2015/16 SeasonMarymount Manhattan College Announces 2015/16 Season
by BWW News Desk - November 12, 2015

Marymount College Announces its Fall 2015 Season below!  (more...)
BWW Review: Despite 19th-Century Setting, OSU's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Engages Students in Contemporary IssuesBWW Review: Despite 19th-Century Setting, OSU's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE Engages Students in Contemporary Issues
by Amanda Etchison - November 9, 2015

The issue of sanitation in a Norwegian town might not seem like the most interesting subject for a play presented to an audience of college students, but the Ohio State Department of Theatre's production of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People" surprisingly touches on contemporary questions still prevalent in our modern world. (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Winners of EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES Usdan Student Exhibit on Long IslandPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Winners of EMBRACING OUR DIFFERENCES Usdan Student Exhibit on Long Island
by BWW News Desk - November 5, 2015

Sixteen visual arts students from Usdan Center for the Creative and Performing Arts have been selected as prizewinners in the 2015 Embracing Our Differences competition, sponsored by the Suffolk Center on the Holocaust, Diversity and Human Understanding, Inc.   The winning works will be exhibited from October 28 to November 8 at the South Ocean Middle School, 225 South Ocean Avenue in Patchogue, Long Island.  (more...)
BWW Interview: Shepherd University Scene Stealers to Premiere URINETOWNBWW Interview: Shepherd University Scene Stealers to Premiere URINETOWN
by Johnna Leary - November 5, 2015

To pee or not to pee? That is the question in the outrageously satirical musical Urinetown, premiering this weekend as the Shepherd University Scene Stealers fall musical in Shepherdstown, WV. (more...)
Nazareth College Department of Theatre and Dance Presents FLOYD COLLINSNazareth College Department of Theatre and Dance Presents FLOYD COLLINS
by BWW News Desk - November 3, 2015

The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department and Theatre League are pleased to present Floyd Collins - a musical inspired by the true story of a man in search of his American dream - as the second show in the department's 2015-2016 production season. (more...)
BWW Review: Frank Wildhorn and a Trio of Broadway Singers Join BYU for World-Class EntertainmentBWW Review: Frank Wildhorn and a Trio of Broadway Singers Join BYU for World-Class Entertainment
by Tyler Hinton - November 2, 2015

Tony-nominated composer Frank Wildhorn joined three Broadway vocalists for a night of music at Brigham Young University billed as a celebration of his popular musicals, including THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, JEKYLL & HYDE, and more. It was a full evening of moving entertainment. (more...)
BWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Brings Art to LifeBWW Reviews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Brings Art to Life
by Christine Swerczek - November 1, 2015

SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE exploded on stage on October 30th at Creighton University's Lied Center for the Performing Arts as a glorious celebration of light, color and sound. (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Belmont University's Caitlyn PoraykoCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Belmont University's Caitlyn Porayko
by Jeffrey Ellis - October 29, 2015

Caitlyn Porayko, a member of Belmont University Musical Theatre's class of 2016, has a busy holiday season ahead, to be certain - she's playing Judy Haynes in BUMT's production of White Christmas (running December 4-6) and she'll be a member of the choir backing up Broadway diva, "Nashville own" (we claimed her as one of our own in her last Nashville concert appearance at TPAC) Kristin Chenoweth, when she performs with the Nashville Symphony as Schermerhorn Symphony Center in December. (more...)
Howard University's Dance Arts Program to Present Two Works with Washington Ballet, 10/30Howard University's Dance Arts Program to Present Two Works with Washington Ballet, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - October 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. -The Washington Ballet (TWB) is pleased to announce that Howard University's Dance Arts Program will present two works in its upcoming studio company performance, theNEWmovement: Balanchine & Beyond. This energetic exploration of works by George Balanchine explores the dance legend's influence on generations of choreographers. The program will include Balanchine's classic Serenade; Septime Webre's Fluctuating Hemlines and his first ballet, D-Construction; TWB Company dancer Tamás Krizsa's piece Resonance; and two works by Howard University's Dance Arts Program: Keuchen and SHOOK. (more...)
BWW Review: GOOD KIDS Explores Serious Themes on Ohio State StageBWW Review: GOOD KIDS Explores Serious Themes on Ohio State Stage
by Amanda Etchison - October 26, 2015

"Good Kids" provides the spark necessary to begin conversations regarding the choices one makes in his or her life and how those decisions impact the future, and leaves audience members with much to think about long after they leave the theater. (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Vanderbilt University's CATE JOCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Vanderbilt University's CATE JO
by Jeffrey Ellis - October 22, 2015

Take Cate Jo, for example: A native of Birmingham, Alabama, she originally arrived on the Vanderbilt campus with an eye toward a career in academia, ultimately changing course to pursue a career as an actress. Most recently, she played the challenging role of Bianca in Tennessee Women's Theater Project's production of Lauren Gunderson's The Taming, a fanciful contemporary comedy that fairly crackled with intensity as it examined popular and political culture in the United States, viewing the trajectory of American political thought from the earliest days of the republic to the present. Earlier this year, she played Lady Nijo and Nell in Vanderbilt University Theatre's production of Caryl Churchill's Top Girls. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Community College of Rhode Island's ROCKY HORROR SHOWPhoto Flash: First Look at Community College of Rhode Island's ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by BWW News Desk - October 21, 2015

During a recent rehearsal, Community College of Rhode Island Associate Professor Ted Clement was bouncing around in the Bobby Hackett Theater, explaining his vision for blocking to the cast of the upcoming CCRI Players musical, 'The Rocky Horror Show.' Antonio DiPrete, playing Dr. Frank N. Furter, stood in front, his hip jutting out, trying his best to be comfortable. DiPrete was dressed for a pickup basketball game, but with stiletto heels. (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Middle Tennessee State University's COLLIN PETERSONCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Middle Tennessee State University's COLLIN PETERSON
by Jeffrey Ellis - October 14, 2015

Take Collin Peterson, for example: a junior vocal performance and music education major at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, has been acting in theatrical productions for a number of years, most recently starring as Tarzan in Arts Center of Cannon County's Tarzan, the Musical, directed by 2015 First Night Honoree Darryl Deason. A 2015 First Night Most Promising Actor, Collin starred opposite 2013 MPA Jenna Pryor, who played Jane. (more...)
BWW Review: STOP KISS Sends Message that Love TriumphsBWW Review: STOP KISS Sends Message that Love Triumphs
by Anna Hecht - October 12, 2015

Live, laugh, love: my favorite motto for life, and a saying that couldn't be any more perfect to describe the play Stop Kiss. (more...)
BWW Review: THE ODYSSEY: AN EPIC DANCE JOURNEY at Carol Autorino Center, University Of St. JosephBWW Review: THE ODYSSEY: AN EPIC DANCE JOURNEY at Carol Autorino Center, University Of St. Joseph
by Karen Bovard - October 12, 2015

Hartford, Connecticut's Sonia Plumb Dance Company is celebrating its 25th anniversary season with an ambitious original production:  THE ODYSSEY: AN EPIC DANCE JOURNEY. (more...)
BWW Review: UT Theatre and Dance Brings THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK'S Pages to LifeBWW Review: UT Theatre and Dance Brings THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK'S Pages to Life
by Wendi Reichstein - October 9, 2015

The famous diary of Anne Frank has been recreated, republished, and reproduced in perhaps every form imaginable. Since its original publication in Amsterdam in 1947, The Diary of a Young Girl has been translated into over 67 languages, with over 30 million copies sold to this day. It has inspired the 1955 Tony Award-winning play, The Diary of Anne Frank (revived on Broadway in 1997), and the 1959 film version under the same name. The University of Texas' Department of Theatre and Dance kicks off their 2015-2016 theatrical season with the famed play. (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Belmont University's GRACE WILLIAMSCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Belmont University's GRACE WILLIAMS
by Jeffrey Ellis - October 6, 2015

There's a very good chance that Belmont University musical theater student Grace Williams is going through some separation anxiety this week. Along with her castmastes and the creative team, she bade farewell to Gypsy – the stunning revival of the iconic Broadway musical mounted by Franklin-based Studio Tenn – on Sunday after a run that drew unanimous acclaim from the critics and inspired audience accolades throughout the run. As a member of the show's ensemble, Grace played a variety of roles in director Matt Logan's imaginative staging of the show. (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Belmont University's Neal BuckleyCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Belmont University's Neal Buckley
by Jeffrey Ellis - September 30, 2015

Take Neal Buckley, for example: A senior musical theater major at Belmont, he's onstage through this weekend in Studio Tenn's Gypsy (at Jamison Hall at The Factory at Franklin), playing Yonkers (one of Dainty June's peripatetic Farmboys) and later this semester he stars as Phil Davis in Belmont University Musical Theatre's production of White Christmas. Already on the Madison, Mississippi native's burgeoning resume, you'll find such disparate roles as Montparnasse in Les Miserables, Benjamin in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Dean Hyde in All Shook Up. (more...)
Adam Pascal and Jason Robert Brown Present Workshop, Concert at Wright State as Part of Musical Theatre InitiativeAdam Pascal and Jason Robert Brown Present Workshop, Concert at Wright State as Part of Musical Theatre Initiative
by BWW News Desk - September 22, 2015

Wright State theatre students will work alongside Broadway stars Adam Pascal and Jason Robert Brown when they visit campus as part of MUSICALS ROCK, a yearlong celebration of contemporary musical theatre. (more...)
BWW Student Center: Fall Season Round-up Showcases Student TheaterBWW Student Center: Fall Season Round-up Showcases Student Theater
by Anna Hecht - September 15, 2015

Fall is around the corner, meaning there's plenty of reason to look forward to these cool new and classic productions arriving in the upcoming months. What better way to prepare for autumn than checking out this list of shows from San Francisco's talented high school and college theater departments. Be ready to get your ticket because these fall productions are sure to please any theater-goer. (more...)
COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Millikin University's Rachel Beth JacksonCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Millikin University's Rachel Beth Jackson
by Jeffrey Ellis - September 8, 2015

To know Rachel Beth Jackson is to love her: With a heart as big as all outdoors, she's kind, thoughtful and considerate - attributes that will continue to serve her well as she pursues her lifelong dream of becoming a professional actress. A 2013 First Night Most Promising Actor, she first came to our attention in performances in her hometown of Dickson with The Renaissance Players, the community theatre group that has helped young actors pursue their creative dreams for year (more...)
Ohio State University Announces Upcoming School of Music PerformancesOhio State University Announces Upcoming School of Music Performances
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2015

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TheUniversity Musical Society Wins the National Medal of Arts Presented by The President, 9/10TheUniversity Musical Society Wins the National Medal of Arts Presented by The President, 9/10
by BWW News Desk - September 4, 2015

The University Musical Society (UMS) has been selected as one of the 2014 recipients of the National Medal of Arts, announced by the White House today. The award will be presented on Thursday, September 10 at 3 pm at the White House. (more...)
Sacred Heart University to Stage HEADS, by E.M. LewisSacred Heart University to Stage HEADS, by E.M. Lewis
by BWW News Desk - August 30, 2015

?"Heads," the story of four people - an American engineer, a British embassy employee, a network journalist, and a freelance photographer, who are thrown together when they are taken hostage during the early years of the war in Iraq, opens in New York at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row, for a limited run, September 11-20, 2015 (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

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