Blair Howell's career is in the professional publishing arena (for more years than he cares to remember), with a longstanding interest in theater. He found it to be great fun to live in New Canaan, Connecticut, with easy access to the Great White Way. But now, Blair lives in Salt Lake City (a long, not interesting story). The much-lamented move has allowed him to be more active in regional theater. He has covered theater and the arts for the Deseret News, Utah's oldest, continuously published metro daily newspaper, and has written for various theater-related national magazines and websites.
At the Midvale Main Street Theatre production, Director Tammy Jackson moves the action of SPELLING BEE smoothly along as each middle-school spelling bee champion's individual quirks and oddities are revealed.BWW Review: THE REAL THING at Pinnacle Acting Company January 7, 2018
Utah Repertory Theater Company is excited to announce the cast and creative team for the final show in its fifth season, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. The first-in-state premiere staging of this award-winning musical runs Nov. 25-Dec. 10, 2017, in the Eccles Regent Street Black Box Theater.BWW Review: Hale Center Theater Orem Parades an Energizing HELLO, DOLLY! October 7, 2017
Fifteen-year-old Christopher is the central character in THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, the winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Play receiving its regional premiere in a spectacular production by the Pioneer Theatre Company. Artistic Director Karen Azenberg proficiently stages the compelling show and guides the expert nine cast members playing 35 different roles.BWW Review: SURELY GOODNESS AND MERCY at Salt Lake Acting Company September 12, 2017
Without a doubt, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT is Utah's most frequently performed musical. It's hard not to find one of the ubiquitous stagings, from high schools to large community theater companies all across the state. So the challenge is to make JOSEPH fresh and new when audiences are already familiar with the sight gags and punchlines before entering the theater, if not also all the lyrics to each of the songs.BWW Interview: Utah Boasts Impressive and Influential Theatergoing Group for the State's Vibrant Theater Scene July 9, 2017
While nearly every Broadway show receives a developmental workshop in New York or Los Angeles, the creative team for one show with Broadway aspirations has selected an unusual city for this step in the development process.BWW Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Pioneer Theatre Company October 28, 2016
Before A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH, Tennessee Williams wrote his most autobiographical play, THE GLASS MENAGERIE.