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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Complete Casting Announced for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Uptown PlayersComplete Casting Announced for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Uptown Players
Posted: Jun. 26, 2018


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Posted: Jun. 25, 2018


Photo Flash: Junior Players' and University of Texas' DOGFIGHTPhoto Flash: Junior Players' and University of Texas' DOGFIGHT
Posted: Jul. 8, 2018


BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Dallas Theater CenterBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Dallas Theater Center
Posted: Jul. 12, 2018


Complete Casting Announced for THE WEDDING SINGER at The Stolen Shakespeare GuildComplete Casting Announced for THE WEDDING SINGER at The Stolen Shakespeare Guild
Posted: Jul. 9, 2018


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BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Dallas Theater CenterBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Dallas Theater Center
July 12, 2018

Who knew, in 1988, when John Waters debuted his film HAIRSPRAY about life in 1962 Baltimore, that his themes of equal rights acceptance would feel just as urgent in the political and social climate 30 long years later? Fortunately, the hit Broadway musical based on the film, has been belted and blasted at audiences loud and clear since it hit the stage in 2003. Now onstage at Winspear Opera House, Dallas Theatre Center's spirited production reminds us not only of how far we come, but how far we've got left to go.

Complete Casting Announced for THE WEDDING SINGER at The Stolen Shakespeare GuildComplete Casting Announced for THE WEDDING SINGER at The Stolen Shakespeare Guild
July 9, 2018

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild presents THE WEDDING SINGER with Music by Matthew Sklar, Book by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy, and Lyrics by Chad Beguelin. The production runs July 13th - July 29th 2018 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in the Sander's Theater, 1300 Gendy St. Fort Worth, TX 76107. Tickets cost $16.00 - $22.00. A pre-show wedding reception with early seating, snacks and wine is available one hour before show time and tickets for the pre-show are an additional $10.00. The Pre-show tickets go off sale 24 hours before show time. Details and tickets are available at www.stolenshakespeareguild.org or call Theater Mania at 1-866-8111-4111. The production is directed by SSG artistic associate Nathan Autrey.

Photo Flash: Junior Players' and University of Texas' DOGFIGHTPhoto Flash: Junior Players' and University of Texas' DOGFIGHT
July 8, 2018

Joining forces with the University of Texas at Dallas,Junior Players will soon raise the curtain on a their first summerproduction:the hit musical DOGFIGHT. The show will run July 12 - 15, 2018 and will be directed byKelsey Leigh Ervi, with music direction by Mark Mullino and choreography by Micki Saba.

Complete Casting Announced for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Uptown PlayersComplete Casting Announced for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Uptown Players
June 26, 2018

Uptown Players and director Ann Nieman have cast an array of celebrity divas to star in Priscilla Queen of the Desert, running July 13-July 29, 2018. Jack Donahue and Blake McIver enthusiastically come to Dallas to make their Uptown debut, leading the cast alongside Dallasites Dana Harper and Kelly Groves, bringing a wide array of illustrious performance experience to the Kalita Humphreys Theater this summer.

Photo Flash: DOGFIGHT at Onstage In BedfordPhoto Flash: DOGFIGHT at Onstage In Bedford
June 25, 2018

Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul. Book by Peter Duchan. Based on the Warner Bros. film and screenplay by Bob Comfort. Directed by Lon Barrera. It's November 21, 1963. On the eve of their deployment to a small but growing conflict in Southeast Asia, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery, partying and maybe a little trouble. But, when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, an awkward and idealistic waitress whom he enlists to win a cruel bet with his fellow recruits, she rewrites the rules of the game and teaches him the power of love and compassion.

BWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Review: BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House
June 14, 2018

Scrolling through the nearly 900 musical theatre albums in my iTunes library, it's easy to confirm that Broadway seldom features banjo-led scores, although rare exceptions on and off-Broadway might include MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ALWAYS PATSY CLINE, THE SPITFIRE GRILL and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM. And although Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's 2016 sleeper-hit musical BRIGHT STAR hardly lasted more than 100 performances, the charming musical lives on, sweeping audiences off their feet through its first national tour, currently onstage at Winspear Opera House.

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at WaterTower TheatreBWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS at WaterTower Theatre
June 14, 2018

Composer and prodigy Jason Robert Brown made his mark in the theatre world with his debut song cycle, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, which played Off-Broadway in 1995 and continues to be produced by/for theatre enthusiasts. And, although he's since had a handful of celebrated, yet unsuccessful Broadway attempts (THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, 13, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS), it's his two-person musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS that is most often seen onstage across the globe. But does the small show survive when stripped of its intimate nature, as in the production currently playing at WaterTower Theatre? The tough answer is both yes and no.

'Beautiful' Trans Singer-Songwriter Anessa Marie Returns to the Stage at The Green Room 42'Beautiful' Trans Singer-Songwriter Anessa Marie Returns to the Stage at The Green Room 42
June 12, 2018

Following the success of their debut concert, Beautiful, Anessa Marie and Danny Bristoll, along side several members of the New York theatre and jazz communities are proud to return to the Green Room 42 with an adapted version, A Glimpse of the Rainbow! Directed and produced by Anessa Marie and Danny Bristoll, A Glimpse of the Rainbow celebrates the values of identity, love, and life through the eyes and heart of a trans woman in today's society. Adapted from its original concert version, A Glimpse of the Rainbow will be performed from the vantage point of one woman, while incorporating the many characters who have influenced her journey towards truth and self-identity.

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Casa MananaBWW Review: MAMMA MIA at Casa Manana
June 9, 2018

If it's Friday night, the lights are low, and you're looking out for a place to go, catching a musical at Casa Manana is generally a pretty solid option. In all honesty, there are few US theatre companies who can compete with their ability to bring Broadway-caliber entertainment to a regional stage. And although MAMMA MIA is not full of deep meaning, the jukebox hit still is able to scratch your Broadway itch.

BWW Interview: Audrey Cardwell of BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Interview: Audrey Cardwell of BRIGHT STAR at Winspear Opera House
June 8, 2018

It was exactly three years ago that I first spoke with Audrey Cardwell. At that time, she was in the ensemble of CINDERELLA on tour, often stepping in for the title character opposite her boyfriend, Andy Huntington Jones (who later starred in CATS on Broadway). Since then, her life has continued to play out like the fairytale she performed, now bringing her back into town as the leading lady of the new Broadway musical, BRIGHT STAR.

Swarner, Bell, and Soldo to Lead THE MUSIC MAN at The Firehouse TheatreSwarner, Bell, and Soldo to Lead THE MUSIC MAN at The Firehouse Theatre
June 6, 2018

The Wells Fargo Wagon is a-coming down the street and, from July 25th-August 19th, it'll be parked onstage of Farmers Branch's The Firehouse Theatre in their upcoming production of THE MUSIC MAN. Directed by Bruce Coleman, with music direction by Bryce Biffle and choreography by Bethany Lortenzen, the classic musical is sure to be a hot ticket.

BWW Feature: DFW STUDENTS SELECTED TO FILM BROADWAY DANCE DVDSBWW Feature: DFW STUDENTS SELECTED TO FILM BROADWAY DANCE DVDS
June 3, 2018

Each year, students from across the country participate in the Junior Theatre Festival, known as the "world's largest celebration of young people and musical theatre." Bringing together students, teachers, and Broadway professionals under one roof, the Junior Theatre Festival hosts both East Coast and West Coast activities over an annual three-day-span in January and February.

BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at Imprint TheatreworksBWW Review: MURDER BALLAD at Imprint Theatreworks
May 6, 2018

Marking the musical debut of Dallas' hottest new theatre company, Imprint Theatreworks' MURDER BALLAD opened last weekend in an intimate, in-your-face presentation. It's an edgy, racy immersive rock show, and whether or not the style matches your taste, the impressive cast is not to be missed.

BWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Music Hall At Fair ParkBWW Review: LES MISERABLES at Music Hall At Fair Park
April 29, 2018

Nearly two hundred years ago, a small, two-day revolution in Paris (The June Rebellion of 1832) brought together crowds of students and working-class French citizens who could no longer stay silent and were prepared to fight to the deaths over working wages and conditions. And, whether you're familiar with this story or not, there's never been a better time to 'hear the people sing' than in the exuberant revival tour of the Broadway staple, LES MISERABLES, now on stage at The Music Hall at Fair Park.

L.I.P Service's MARAT/SADE Continues through May 6thL.I.P Service's MARAT/SADE Continues through May 6th
April 26, 2018

L.I.P Service's MARAT/SADE Continues through May 6th

Shelby-Martin, Lorentzen, and Pine to Lead the Cast of GYPSY at The Firehouse TheatreShelby-Martin, Lorentzen, and Pine to Lead the Cast of GYPSY at The Firehouse Theatre
April 23, 2018

This Summer, The Firehouse Theatre will present the famous musical fable GYPSY from May 31st-June 17th, directed by Derek Whitener, with musical direction by John Norine Jr. and choreography by Kyle Christopher West. Marilyn Setu serves as assistant director; Kim Velten will stage manage; Costume Design is by Victor Newman Brockwell.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DJC Productions' RUTHLESSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of DJC Productions' RUTHLESS
April 22, 2018

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of DJC Productions' RUTHLESS

Photo Flash: A NEW BRAIN at OhLook Performing Arts CenterPhoto Flash: A NEW BRAIN at OhLook Performing Arts Center
April 20, 2018

A NEW BRAIN opens this weekend at OhLook Performing Arts Center with performances Friday, April 20th @ 7:30, Saturday, April 21st at 7:30, Sunday, April 22nd at 2:30, Friday, April 27th @ 7:30, Saturday, April 28th @ 7:30 and Sunday, April 29th at 2:30.

Circle Theatre Announces Finalists and Semi-Finalists for 2018 High School Playwriting ProjectCircle Theatre Announces Finalists and Semi-Finalists for 2018 High School Playwriting Project
April 17, 2018

Circle Theatre is pleased to announce the four finalists and four semi-finalists plays in the annual High School Playwriting Project.

'Beautiful' Trans Singer-Songwriter Anessa Marie Takes the Stage at The Green Room 42'Beautiful' Trans Singer-Songwriter Anessa Marie Takes the Stage at The Green Room 42
April 12, 2018

[Click and drag to move] Singer-songwriter Anessa Marie and Danny Bristoll along with fellow members of the New York theater and jazz communities are proud to bring the music and lyrics of Anessa Marie to The Green Room 42! Directed and produced by Anessa Marie and Danny Bristoll, Beautiful: the Music and Lyrics of Anessa Marie is a celebration of identity, love, and life through the eyes and heart of a trans woman in today's society. Featuring a full jazz ensemble and music influenced by both jazz and musical theater, Anessa's unique voice offers a raw and unsung exploration of gender identity and the joys and sorrows of transitioning both physically and emotionally in America today. Featuring never before heard songs by an up-and-coming New York composer, this evening promises to speak to anyone who has juggled finding the beauty and love within themselves and the strength to be yourself unabashedly. Beautiful: The Music & Lyrics of Anessa Marie debuts Sunday, April 29, 2018, at 9:30 PM at The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Ave (4th Floor inside YOTEL) in New York City. Tickets and more information can be found at www.anessamarie.com.



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