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BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE LIVE RADIO PLAY at Alliance Theatre Photo BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL: THE LIVE RADIO PLAY at Alliance Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - December 16, 2020

This month the Alliance Theatre has risen to the challenge of welcoming back a key source of public entertainment: live and in-person theatre....
PODCAST: THE BROADWAY GINGER Team Dissects How to be a Classy Fangirl on This Week's Photo PODCAST: THE BROADWAY GINGER Team Dissects How to be a Classy Fangirl on This Week's Episode
by Sally Henry Fuller - December 07, 2020

Last week, Sally and Ashley concluded their first season with a deep dive into CAMELOT, and now they are kicking off a mini series of bonus episodes in advance of January’s Season 2 launch. Beginning with “How to be a Classy Fangirl,” today’s episode breaks their usual mold of focusing on a single m...
PODCAST: THE BROADWAY GINGER Talks CAMELOT, Pasek and Paul, and More in Season Finale Photo PODCAST: THE BROADWAY GINGER Talks CAMELOT, Pasek and Paul, and More in Season Finale
by Sally Henry Fuller - November 30, 2020

The American Musical Theatre was built on great songwriters whose names can't be said without their partners'. OKLAHOMA!, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and CINDERELLA might as well be credited to one hyphenated name, Rodgers-and-Hammerstein. Today, they take a look at some equally inseparable duos with an emp...
PODCAST: THE BROADWAY GINGER Talks OLIVER!, THE MUSIC MAN, and More in 9th Episode Photo PODCAST: THE BROADWAY GINGER Talks OLIVER!, THE MUSIC MAN, and More in 9th Episode
by BWW News Desk - November 21, 2020

How many exclamation points is too many? On Monday's episode of THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST, hosts Sally and Ashley explore the answer through the eyes of Lionel Bart, composer and lyricist of OLIVER!...
Podcast: NEXT TO NORMAL Leads THE BROADWAY GINGER's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musicals E Photo Podcast: NEXT TO NORMAL Leads THE BROADWAY GINGER's Pulitzer Prize-Winning Musicals Episode
by BWW News Desk - November 16, 2020

The Pulitzer Prize for Drama almost always goes to a critically-acclaimed straight play by someone really serious like Eugene O’Neill or August Wilson, but on rare occasions, it goes to a musical. Only ten musicals have ever won....
Podcast: Howard Ashman, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and more on THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCA Photo Podcast: Howard Ashman, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and more on THE BROADWAY GINGER PODCAST
by BWW News Desk - October 26, 2020

Due to overexposure to wildly overdone musicals in community theatres (looking at you, SEUSSICAL), Sally and Ashley now have the Community Theatre Formula down to a jazz-handed science....
Podcast: THE BROADWAY GINGER Talks THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, and Mor Photo Podcast: THE BROADWAY GINGER Talks THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Patrick Page, and More in Disney Episode
by BWW News Desk - October 20, 2020

The only thing more exciting than a Disney movie is a Disney Broadway musical. While the House of Mouse gave the people what they wanted via Broadway mounts of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, FROZEN, etc., did you know there are Disney shows that have played regional theatres around the world a...
BWW Review: BARBARA'S BLUE KITCHEN at Aurora Theatre's Our Stage Onscreen Digital Ser Photo BWW Review: BARBARA'S BLUE KITCHEN at Aurora Theatre's Our Stage Onscreen Digital Series
by Amy Zipperer - September 29, 2020

News flash: Wea??re in the middle of a pandemic. That means there are no benches and chairs to sit on in your local Barnes & Noble. Baseball patrons are made of cardboard. And the theaters are closed. This last one stings the most, but the best Atlanta theaters are adapting to fill the void le...
BWW Review: SOME MIRTH AND A LITTLE MATTER at Pumphouse Players Zooms Through Fun Jok Photo BWW Review: SOME MIRTH AND A LITTLE MATTER at Pumphouse Players Zooms Through Fun Jokes, Quirky Characters, and A Little Technical Trouble
by Ella Embry - August 16, 2020

The resilience of the Theatre is an incredible thing. While hundreds of thousands of ghost lights haunt us across the world, we still find ways to create art and do what we love. The Pumphouse Player's production of Laura King's Some Mirth and a Little Matter is an excellent example of this resilien...
BWW Review: LAG Reminds Us to Breathe Photo BWW Review: LAG Reminds Us to Breathe
by Ashley Elliott - June 07, 2020

This show is such a good vessel for the message that reminds us to inhale and exhale, despite the fact that 'our whole lives are lagging.'...
BWW Review: INDECENT Inspires Empathy & Connection at Theatrical Outfit Photo BWW Review: INDECENT Inspires Empathy & Connection at Theatrical Outfit
by Ella Embry - March 16, 2020

INDECENT by Paula Vogel is equal parts demanding and rewarding for both performers and audience members alike. Theatrical Outlet's cast steps up to that demanding challenge without reservation and leans into the emotionally complicated story with palpable respect and admiration....
BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at City Springs Theatre Photo BWW Review: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at City Springs Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - March 08, 2020

On Friday evening, City Springs Theatre opened a dazzling, well-sung production of the 2012 Tony Award-winning stage farce A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, placing the theatre squarely among the best professional theatres in Atlanta.  The production, a pure technical delight, showcases gorgeo...
BWW Review: GET's TUCK EVERLASTING is Nothing Short of Delightful Photo BWW Review: GET's TUCK EVERLASTING is Nothing Short of Delightful
by Ashley Elliott - March 03, 2020

There's something so thrilling about a story about a group of people who somehow have the ability to live forever, but this adaptation brought out all of the bleak reality of their story without losing the magic....
BWW Review: THE HOBBIT at Synchronicity Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE HOBBIT at Synchronicity Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - February 04, 2020

Synchronicity Theatre was teeming with excitement this past Friday evening as Atlanta families gathered in pajamas to watch the opening of the imaginative, high-energy new Family Series production of J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved classic, The Hobbit, a joint venture with Havoc Movement Company. Though th...
BWW Review: MAYBE HAPPY ENDING at Alliance Theatre Photo BWW Review: MAYBE HAPPY ENDING at Alliance Theatre
by Amy Zipperer - February 02, 2020

There's something wonderful on the Coca-Cola stage at the Alliance Theatre this February.  It's the English-language premiere of the Korean musical Maybe Happy Ending, a fresh and quirky tuner by Will Aronson and Hue Park that made its celebrated world premiere in Seoul, South Korea in 2016 and went...
BWW Review: FUN HOME is Viscerally Compelling at Actor's Express Photo BWW Review: FUN HOME is Viscerally Compelling at Actor's Express
by Ella Embry - January 24, 2020

Actor's Express has created a fundamentally visceral production of the Tony-Award winning musical that's impossible to look away from and a thrill from start to finish....
BWW Review: 20/20 Vision Does A Double Take During TWELFTH NIGHT at The Shakespeare T Photo BWW Review: 20/20 Vision Does A Double Take During TWELFTH NIGHT at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse
by Ella Embry - January 11, 2020

The Shakespeare Tavern is greeting 2020 with the perfect play for a new decade of doubled-up dates: Twelfth Night. With an unforgettable sword fight, an unwittingly hilarious antagonist, and undeniably magical music, this doubly troublesome show is a delight....
BWW Review: Relive the Magic of NARNIA at Serenbe Playhouse Photo BWW Review: Relive the Magic of NARNIA at Serenbe Playhouse
by Ashley Elliott - January 02, 2020

NARNIA, an immersive walkthrough experience, proves that Serenbe Playhouse is doing something special and has a firm grasp on how to put on a unique show, even to an audience that has seen other adaptations....
Guest Blog: HOLIDAY INN Brings the Joy of the Season to Sandy Springs Photo Guest Blog: HOLIDAY INN Brings the Joy of the Season to Sandy Springs
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2019

Atlanta's newest professional theatre company continues to capture Atlanta's great appreciation of its cultural arts....
BWW Review: THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Theatrical Outfit Photo BWW Review: THE WICKHAMS: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Theatrical Outfit
by Amy Zipperer - December 22, 2019

In a few short days, we'll usher in a new decade, and a new decade inevitably promises change.  Baby Yoda memes are going to get old.  The iPhone 11 Pro Max is going to be replaced by something newer and better.  And we are going to get a new president.  But there's one thing we can count on not to ...