Charles Shubow

Charles Shubow Originally from Boston, Charles' first college show was "Barefoot in the Park," he played the role of the telephone repairman. Next came "How to Succeed..." in which he played in the ensemble and then Chairman of the Board. He appeared in "Fiddler on the Roof" at the White Marsh Dinner Theatre as Lazar Wolf. Charles' daughter Britt played one of Tevye's younger daughters. Britt later completed a five year stint in Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" as the Sophie understudy. Charles conducts theatre trips to Broadway shows as the "Shubow Shuttle."


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Posted: Aug. 11, 2017


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Posted: Jul. 25, 2017


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Posted: Sep. 12, 2017


BWW Feature: John Davidson Flies into Baltimore Joining the Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome TheatreBWW Feature: John Davidson Flies into Baltimore Joining the Cast of FINDING NEVERLAND at the Hippodrome Theatre
Posted: Jun. 23, 2017


BWW Review: LOOKINGGLASS ALICE at Center Stage - A musical treat for all agesBWW Review: LOOKINGGLASS ALICE at Center Stage - A musical treat for all ages
December 15, 2017

Leave your troubles at the door and just enjoy this entertaining spectacle.

Everyman Theatre Has Instituted A Collaboration Of Its Plays With The Snf Parkway Movie TheaterEveryman Theatre Has Instituted A Collaboration Of Its Plays With The Snf Parkway Movie Theater
December 13, 2017

Erich Hatch, Director of Programming for the SNF Parkway Theater and the Maryland Film Festival hopes this program will enhance the enjoyment of its plays at the Everyman Theatre.

BWW Review: NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage - Powerful, Provocative, and PoignantBWW Review: NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage - Powerful, Provocative, and Poignant
December 8, 2017

I was recently in Atlanta, GA which is noted for its many museums. They have a Coca-Cola Museum, College Football Hall of Fame, the second largest aquarium in the world, the home of CNN, and the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. But the highlight for me was the Civil Rights Museum. It was incredibly moving. When I saw the exhibit concerning the death of four young Black girls in Birmingham,

BWW Review: ANNIE at Olney Theatre Center - A Treat for Young TheatergoersBWW Review: ANNIE at Olney Theatre Center - A Treat for Young Theatergoers
November 21, 2017

The famous comic strip 'Little Orphan Annie' comes to life at Olney Theatre Center.

BWW Review: Lady Day AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Rep Stage in Columbia Is Just DazzlingBWW Review: Lady Day AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL at Rep Stage in Columbia Is Just Dazzling
November 14, 2017

Just imagine going to a nightclub today and getting the chance to see the iconic Billie Holiday (also known as 'Lady Day') perform, as she did in 1959. Well, you now have that chance thanks to the Rep Stage in Columbia as they bring her talent to life. Yes, Billie Holiday is alive and well and performing at Rep Stage.

BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Dundalk Community Theatre - Simply Spectacular!BWW Review: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY at Dundalk Community Theatre - Simply Spectacular!
November 1, 2017

I was so excited when I noticed that the Dundalk Community Theatre would be presenting Jason Robert Brown's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. I just love this show. And when I read that Todd Pearthree would be directing, that's when I REALLY got excited.

BWW Interview: TIM MACKABEE Designs the set for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Baltimore Center StageBWW Interview: TIM MACKABEE Designs the set for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Baltimore Center Stage
October 24, 2017

I first recall watching Tim Mackabee play a policeman in the musical GUYS AND DOLLS while he was in high school in Towson, MD at the Carver Center for the Arts and Technology. I next met him outside the Yale Repertory Theatre where he was studying for his Master's Degree in Set Design. I've been following him ever since as he has risen to be one the most successful set designers in the country. He even made it to Broadway and London where he designed THE ELEPHANT MAN. His work is now ensconced at Baltimore's Center Stage where you can see his masterful job designing the set for SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE (which is a co-production with the Cincinnati Playhouse). I was able to see the show in a preview performance (it opens officially October 26, 2017) and marveled at his work. I caught up with him during tech rehearsals in Baltimore just before he had to leave for Philadelphia.

BWW Interview: Everyman Theatre Presents 'Confessions of a Designer'BWW Interview: Everyman Theatre Presents 'Confessions of a Designer'
October 23, 2017

Lynn Nottage's play INTIMATE APPAREL adds community involvement at Everyman Theatre.

BWW Review: I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN at Round House Theatre - A World Premiere Play With MusicBWW Review: I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN at Round House Theatre - A World Premiere Play With Music
October 19, 2017

So much time and effort goes into presenting any sort of play... from the written word, direction, set design, lighting, sound, and especially the actors. And here in I'LL GET YOU BACK AGAIN, it's the play that needs a little work and tweaking.

BWW Review: THE CHRISTIANS at Baltimore's Center Stage Looks at Church Dogma in a Complex WayBWW Review: THE CHRISTIANS at Baltimore's Center Stage Looks at Church Dogma in a Complex Way
September 29, 2017

You don't have to be Christian to love THE CHRISTIANS (with apologies to the 1960's famous ad 'You don't have to be Jewish to love Levy's Jewish Rye Bread). But I do think a new name of the play would be appropriate. Have there been plays called 'The Hindus', 'The Jews',

BWW Interview: Karen Mason Comes to Baltimore Playing 'Madame Giry' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIESBWW Interview: Karen Mason Comes to Baltimore Playing 'Madame Giry' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES
September 27, 2017

The sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA runs at the Hippodrome Theatre from October 3 to October 8, 2017.

BWW Review: THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at Rep Stage - A classic Play Gets RevisitedBWW Review: THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at Rep Stage - A classic Play Gets Revisited
September 20, 2017

Take a trip in time as you revisit the 1950's to the 1980's with the music of each era to help with the journey (thank you Sound Designer Sarah O'Halloran) with THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at Rep Stage.

M. BUTTERFLY at Everyman Theatre - What a Bold Presentation of a Psychological Thriller Full of SurprisesM. BUTTERFLY at Everyman Theatre - What a Bold Presentation of a Psychological Thriller Full of Surprises
September 15, 2017

David Henry Hwang Tony winning play is given a riveting presentation by Everyman's Artistic Director and Director Vincent M. Lancisi.

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Olney Theatre Center - Come for the Fireworks!BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Olney Theatre Center - Come for the Fireworks!
September 12, 2017


BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre - 'Send In The Crowds'BWW Review: A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at Signature Theatre - 'Send In The Crowds'
September 1, 2017

Waltz right in to see Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer's stunning classic rendition on the musical A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC.

Electric Cellist Tina Guo Shines in Hans Zimmer ConcertElectric Cellist Tina Guo Shines in Hans Zimmer Concert
August 11, 2017

Huge crowd at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD appreciates film composer Hans Zimmer.

BWW Review: THURGOOD at Olney Theatre Center - Supreme Court Justice Comes AliveBWW Review: THURGOOD at Olney Theatre Center - Supreme Court Justice Comes Alive
July 25, 2017

Actor Brian Anthony Wilson gives a brilliant portrayal in a one man show under the direction of Walter Dallas.

BWW Review: THE KING AND I at the Kennedy Center - It is 'Something Wonderful'BWW Review: THE KING AND I at the Kennedy Center - It is 'Something Wonderful'
July 24, 2017

Oh how delightful it was to hear a spectacular overture before a Broadway musical. When is the last time you heard one? We heard snippets of great music to come such as 'Something Wonderful', Whistle a Happy Tune', 'Shall We Dance' and 'Hello Young Lovers' all played by the talented orchestra (the massive 15 pieces) under the baton of Gerard Steichen.

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at Arena Stage  Back by Popular Demand and Thank Goodness
July 21, 2017

How else can one describe actor Edward Gero's incredible performance as the late Supreme Court Justice Antonia Scalia other than a 'tour de force' in the acclaimed play by John Strand and directed perfectly by Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith.

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Olney Theatre Center is Just Plain 'Loverly'BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at Olney Theatre Center is Just Plain 'Loverly'
July 6, 2017

I recall with reverence the illustrated cover of the original cast album of MY FAIR LADY by the acclaimed caricaturist, the late Al Hirschfeld (who has a Broadway theater named in his honor). It featured the author of 'Pygmalion' which MY FAIR LADY is based on, George Bernard Shaw, overlooking a cloud in heaven with puppet strings holding up the two lead characters in the show, Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle, It's a true classic. So was the original cast which opened on Broadway in 1956 and starred Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison and later became a smash movie with Harrison and Audrey Hepburn in 1964. I recall having a reserved seat ticket for the film.



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