Kyle Christopher West

Kyle Christopher West

Kyle Christopher West is obsessed with the arts. Growing up on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Kyle trained as a gymnast and dancer where he performed across the East Coast in productions of West Side Story, Damn Yankees, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Fame, Footloose and more. He began professionally choreographing summer stock musicals at the Cape's Academy Playhouse at only sixteen years old (working alongside director Kim Croker, sister of Broadway's Scott Ellis), and made his directorial debut with A Chorus Line just two years later.

Upon moving to New York City in 2004, Kyle continued his education working hands-on with various Broadway and off-Broadway productions. As a promotional marketing manager, Kyle worked under Broadway producer Barry Weissler (Chicago, Grease, Annie Get Your Gun) on the Christina Applegate revival of Sweet Charity, and for Ken Davenport (Spring Awakening, It's Only A Play, Godspell, 13) on his first New York productions. Kyle also worked closely with producer Tom D'Angora (Marvelous Wonderettes, Newsical) marketing Broadway's 42nd Street, Dracula, Little Women, Jersey Boys and Forbidden Broadway. Kyle spent his evenings working in various Broadway theatres on productions of Chicago, The Color Purple, A Chorus Line and Avenue Q, and he held management positions at Disney's New Amsterdam Theatre (Mary Poppins) and off-Broadway's I Love You Because.

Kyle has worked across the US as a producer, director, choreographer, costumer, scenic designer and production photographer. For his work, he has received many awards including the AriZoni Award of Excellence, MET Award, Annie Award, Bourne Actor's Award and BroadwayWorld Award, among others. Kyle relocated to Dallas, TX in 2014 and has recently been featured in a commercial for Ameican Airlines and in the 2017 marketing campaign for Broadway's Dear Evan Hansen. He is thrilled to promote Dallas and Fort Worth as a senior editor at BroadwayWorld.




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BWW Review: God Help The HunchbackBWW Review: God Help The Hunchback
November 18, 2017

When your job is to share your honest feedback on local productions, the only thing more disappointing than delivering a negative review is having a poor audience experience. So, it is with regret that I share that THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Lyric Stage's first production of the 2018-2019 season, although it has some sweet sounding moments, rarely accomplishes more than testing the endurance of its ticket buyers.

Photo Flash: HUNCHBACK OF NORTE DAME at Lyric StagePhoto Flash: HUNCHBACK OF NORTE DAME at Lyric Stage
November 17, 2017

This weekend only, Lyric Stage will perform Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NORTE DAME. Andrew Keeler makes his Lyric Stage debut as Quasimodo with Catherine Carpenter Cox as Esmerelda and Christopher J. Deaton as Claude Frollo. roudning out the cast is Brandon McInnis as Clopin Trouillefou, Erica Peterman as Florika, James Williams as Father Dupin, Sarah Comley Caldwell, Amber Flores, Cora Grace Winstead, Katie Moyes Williams, Shannon Conboy, Brigitte Reinke, Madison Calhoun, Alyssa Barnes, Vivian Frederick, Nancy Lopez, Sarah Lapaz, Samantha Been, Amy Stevenson, Teresa Natera, Justin White, Scott Sutton, David Meglino, Jonathan McInnis, Christian Teague, Dominic Pecikonis, Rodney Morris, Quinn Moran, Kieran Hansen, Colin Phillips, Dylan Prentice, Aaron Bunnell, Austin Zhuang, Alex Beane, Trey Cardona, Trey Tolleson, Robert Twaddell, and Brandon Loera.

BWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National TourBWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour
November 15, 2017

If you're dreaming of a White Christmas this holiday season, look no further than the stages of Texas. Now in its 17th year of spreading festive fun, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS is the tap-tastic wintery classic that perfectly marries the famous 1954 film with all of your old-fashioned Broadway dreams. And, with tour stops in Fort Worth, Dallas and San Antonio (three of only six 2017 stops), Texas is in for one super sweet holiday treat.

BWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS TourBWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour
November 14, 2017

Not only does actress Karen Ziemba have a career for the history books, but her work in 2017 alone has been jam-packed with credits most performers would trade their career for. Since making her Broadway debut in A CHORUS LINE in 1975, Ms. Ziemba has worked steadily on the stages of New York, starring in everything from CRAZY FOR YOU to CONTACT to CURTAINS. Now back on the road in IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, I caught up with the actress about her transition from song-and-dance starlet to larger-than-life character roles.

BWW Review: EVITA at Casa Maņana
November 7, 2017

With a catalog full of hits like JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT and CATS, Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musicals seem to polarize musical theatre fans into those who either love him or those who feel like he is a no-substance sellout. And, although I occasionally find his lyrics a tad trite, I'm a self-confessed sucker for larger-than-life females with big, sassy vibrato. So, despite a few structural defects, the thrilling score of EVITA is an epic win. And, with Casa's talented team at the helm, the current production packs a whole lot of punch.

Broadway's Leading Lady Mamie Parris Inspires Thousands to Follow Their DreamsBroadway's Leading Lady Mamie Parris Inspires Thousands to Follow Their Dreams
November 6, 2017

Broadway's Leading Lady, Mamie Parris will teach and perform with top theatre students in the state of Texas during the annual Texas Thespians State Festival in November. Nearly 8,000 high school theatre students will emerge on Dallas, Texas to attend the Festival. The festival is currently the second largest state gathering of high school theatre students in the United States.

BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Uptown PlayersBWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Uptown Players
October 22, 2017

The 1997 British comedy film THE FULL MONTY was such a surprise hit, winning four Academy Awards on this side of the pond, that it was no shock to see it musicalized on the Great White Way only three short years later. For Broadway, the setting had been relocated from Northern England to the Northeast U.S. (Buffalo, New York to be exact), and although the men's drawers continue to be removed, the humorous and heartfelt storyline remains faithfully intact. And fortunately, the same can be said of the current production Uptown Players, Dallas' favorite LGBT-focused theatre company who confidently bares it all for their eager audiences.

BWW Review: RENT at Bass Performance HallBWW Review: RENT at Bass Performance Hall
October 19, 2017

In the 20+ years that RENT has been impacting the theatre-loving world, views on AIDS, drug use, and acceptance of the LGBTQ community have shifted many welcomed steps forward, and recently trumped several steps backward. Although the topics of RENT may not have the original shock value they did upon the show's celebrated 1996 Broadway debut, the relatable characters and moving themes are timeless, even alongside the now dated giant JNCO jeans, frosted tipped hair and clunky Doc Martens. (Fashion was not the 90's best feature.)

PHOTO FLASH AND TICKET CONTEST: THE SECRET GARDEN at Brick Road TheatrePHOTO FLASH AND TICKET CONTEST: THE SECRET GARDEN at Brick Road Theatre
October 18, 2017

Visit BroadwayWorld Dallas & Fort Worth on Facebook today to enter to win a pair of tickets to Brick Road Theatre's production of THE SECRET GARDEN. THE SECRET GARDEN will be performed at The Courtyard Theater in Plano, October 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30, and 22, 28, 29 at 2:30

BWW Interview: Lyndie Moe of RENT at Bass Performance HallBWW Interview: Lyndie Moe of RENT at Bass Performance Hall
October 15, 2017

For most young actors, it takes many years of pounding the hot New York City pavement to catch their big break after college. And for many, that big break may never come. But just one year into her pursuit of a Bachelors of Fine Arts at Rider University, spunky songstress Lyndie Moe landed the dream of a lifetime: playing the iconic role of Maureen Johnson in the national tour of RENT. I caught up with Lyndie in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after only a few weeks on her journey with RENT, and although the professional credits on her resume may be few (for now), her dreams and dedication are clear!

PHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of SMU Family Weekend Musical's INTO THE WOODSPHOTO FLASH: Meet the Cast of SMU Family Weekend Musical's INTO THE WOODS
September 21, 2017

Over the river and through the woods we go! For the second year in a row, Southern Methodist University student organizations Program Council (PC) and SMU Student Theatre (SMUST) bring Family Weekend Musical to SMU's campus. The SMU PC and SMUST team that brought you the past three 24-Hour Musical shows will collaborate this fall to tackle Stephen Sondheim's critically acclaimed classic, Into the Woods.

BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE A-MEH-ZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Casa MananaBWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE A-MEH-ZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Casa Manana
September 14, 2017

Amazing is an adjective easily associated with Casa Manana's Broadway-caliber performances, especially considering their recent successes with WEST SIDE STORY, ROCK OF AGES, and notably their kick-ass apprentice production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. But despite a top-notch production team and an infinitely skilled cast, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT doesn't quite live up to its title.

New Leads Make BEAUTIFUL Debut at Bass Performance HallNew Leads Make BEAUTIFUL Debut at Bass Performance Hall
September 12, 2017

Performing Arts Fort Worth proudly welcomes the national tour of the Tony- and Grammy-winning musical Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to Bass Performance Hall September 12-17, 2017. Tickets are $50-$148.50 and are on sale NOW.

IMPRINT theatreworks Announces Their Inaugural SeasonIMPRINT theatreworks Announces Their Inaugural Season
August 29, 2017

IMPRINT theatreworks presents their Inaugural Season: Built for Longing. Built for Longing (a theme borrowed from a lyric in their first musical selection) is a Season that focuses on the internal desire for more and how it can unravel us. From needing to be on top, to fantasizing about a past lover, to starting a revolution, and to always wondering what it's like on the other side, Built for Longing features four emotionally honest, powerful, and driven pieces of theatre that will leave IMPRINT's audiences touched and excited for our vision.

SMASH Star, Dallas Locals, Broadway and West End Talent Create Tribe for Dallas Theater Center's HAIR CastSMASH Star, Dallas Locals, Broadway and West End Talent Create Tribe for Dallas Theater Center's HAIR Cast
August 28, 2017

The cast is made up of Diane and Hal Brierley Resident Acting Company Members Ace Anderson (Inherit the Wind, Public Works Dallas The Tempest, A Christmas Carol 2016) as Hud and Tiana Kaye Johnson (HOOD: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure, ELECTRA, A CHRISTMAS CAROL 2016) as Sheila. In addition, the cast includes Monique Abry as Crissy, Kia Nicole Boyer as Jeanie, Jaime Cepero (NBC'S SMASH) as Claude, Ayanna Edwards (DREAMGIRLS) as Dionne, Chris Peluso (London's MISS SAIGON, Broadway's WICKED) as Berger and Christopher Llewyn Ramirez (HOOD: The Robin Hood Musical Adventure) as Woof. The Tribe is made up of Kevin Curtis, Joey Donoian, Kelsey Leigh Ervi, Kyle Igneczi, Valton Jackson, Quintin Jones Jr., Laura Lites, Taylor Nash, Mayte Natalio and Gabrielle Reyes (BELLA: An American Tall Tale, Dreamgirls).

Fort Worth Arts Organizations Oppose Texas 'Bathroom Bill'Fort Worth Arts Organizations Oppose Texas 'Bathroom Bill'
August 16, 2017

Earlier this week, the 'Bathroom Bill,' a controversial bill that would require people to use restrooms and facilities that match the sex on their birth certificates, was back on the table for discussion in Texas. Performing Arts Fort Worth - the non-profit organization that manages Bass Performance Hall - commented that although they 'generally [shy] away from involvement in political or social issues, [they feel] particularly passionate about this topic,' inspiring PAFW President & CEO Dione Kennedy to send the below letter to Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. The letter was a collaborative letter, signed by several leaders in local arts organizations. The bill has since died in Texas Legislature, for now.

BWW Previews: Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Phoenix TheatreBWW Previews: Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Phoenix Theatre
August 11, 2017

Kicking off Phoenix Theatre's 2017/2018 season with the unforgettable songs of ABBA, MAMMA MIA! follows Sophie and her journey to find the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. What Sophie hopes to be a joyful reunion before her wedding quickly turns hilariously complicated.

BWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower TheatreBWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre
August 8, 2017

Last Monday night, the Addison Theatre Center was abuzz, eagerly anticipating the directorial debut of WaterTower Theatre's new Artistic director, Joanie Schultz and the play HIT THE WALL that she carried with her from her previous Chicago home, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. When the house opened, actors milled about the stage, an enthusiastic indie band jamming away behind them, casually greeting ticket buyers as they took their seats. And, although we weren't yet sure if we were there to witness humor or horror, we entered ready for a riot.

BWW Review: TIL DEATH DO US PART at The Murder Mystery Co. Of DallasBWW Review: TIL DEATH DO US PART at The Murder Mystery Co. Of Dallas
August 2, 2017

While Dallas is celebrated for its thriving theatre scene, a good, old-fashioned dinner theatre can be hard to find in our great state. So, in my effort to track down the next best thing, I came across the Murder Mystery Co. of Dallas. While the troupe's creators have plenty of room to grow in order to perfect their intended experience, they're certainly on the right track.

Photo Flash: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa MananaPhoto Flash: BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON at Casa Manana
August 1, 2017

Check out rehearsal photos for CasaMaana'sApprentice Programproduction of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, featuringCharlie H. Ray as 'Andrew Jackson', Brooke Verbois as 'Rachel' and Hayden Hart as 'Bandleader,' with Shelby Parker, Lauren Magee, Lauren Davidsen, Camryn Wright, Alejandro Saucedo, Ashton Miramontes, Brandon Shreve, Sydney Dotson, Daniel DiPinto, Tatem Lee, Brad Weatherford, Lance Jewett, Caleb A. Barnett, Katie Blanton, Sarah Youngblood, Grace Moore, Josie Dawn, Tristin Thomas and Hunter Hall rounding out the cast.



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