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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Crago and Korenblum Take the Stage for BALLIN' THE JACK Dance VideoCrago and Korenblum Take the Stage for BALLIN' THE JACK Dance Video
Posted: Aug. 30, 2018


BWW Review: Dolly Dazzles at The DomeBWW Review: Dolly Dazzles at The Dome
Posted: Sep. 12, 2018


BWW Review: THE CUBAN AND THE REDHEAD  at Pegasus TheatreBWW Review: THE CUBAN AND THE REDHEAD at Pegasus Theatre
Posted: Sep. 24, 2018


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BWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National TourBWW Review: Irving Berlin's White Christmas National Tour
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Photo Flash: Meet the Company of Mainstage-Irving Las Colinas and thinkIndia Foundation's THE RED PASHMINA at the Irving Arts CenterPhoto Flash: Meet the Company of Mainstage-Irving Las Colinas and thinkIndia Foundation's THE RED PASHMINA at the Irving Arts Center
September 25, 2018

THE RED PASHMINA is an intriguing story of a psychiatrist and two of his patients that takes us on an unforgettable journey. As the patients undergo regression therapy, we see their memories come alive on stage and experience different eras in India's picturesque past - from a quaint fishing village to an opulent palace, merchant caravans in the desert to a typical imperial officer's club, a dark, dank dungeon to a magnificent ancient temple! Complete with live music, dance and drama, The Red Pashmina tells the story of serendipity through the ages... or is it destiny?

BWW Review: THE CUBAN AND THE REDHEAD  at Pegasus TheatreBWW Review: THE CUBAN AND THE REDHEAD at Pegasus Theatre
September 24, 2018

One sure sign of a troubled musical is the inability to recall a single tune from the twenty listed in the show's program immediately following the performance. But that's not all that needs adjusting in Pegasus Theatre's ambitious new work, THE CUBAN AND THE REDHEAD, onstage at the Charles W. Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts through September 30th.

BWW Review: Dolly Dazzles at The DomeBWW Review: Dolly Dazzles at The Dome
September 12, 2018

The recent revival of HELLO DOLLY may have just left the Great White Way and, sure, there's a fresh tour starring Broadway legend (and Fort Worth native) Betty Buckley just around the cornerbut the production currently on stage in Fort Worth is worth putting on your Sunday clothes for with a dazzling production featuring a terrific cast of characters. But this Dolly's visit is fleeting - the show concludes it two-weekend-only run at Casa Manana on Sunday, September 16th.

Crago and Korenblum Take the Stage for BALLIN' THE JACK Dance VideoCrago and Korenblum Take the Stage for BALLIN' THE JACK Dance Video
August 30, 2018

Darien Crago & Oren Korenblum star in this 'Ballin' the Jack' music video, inspired by Judy Garland & Gene Kelly from For Me and My Gal. Crago and Korenblum are dancers and choreographers from O.K. Dance Company.

Complete Casting Announced for AIDA at The Firehouse TheatreComplete Casting Announced for AIDA at The Firehouse Theatre
August 22, 2018

This September, The Firehouse Theatre will present Elton John and Time Rice's AIDA, directed by Artistic Director, Derek Whitener. The heart wrenching pop-rock musical about an imprisoned Nubian princess will open on September 7th in the old Farmers Branch Firehouse, with performances running through September 23rd. Tickets range from $13-$25.

Alexandre's Bar to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary of BROADWAY ON A TUESDAY TodaystAlexandre's Bar to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary of BROADWAY ON A TUESDAY Todayst
August 21, 2018

After two years of celebrating and promoting the vocal talents of Dallas and Fort Worth, Alexandre's Bar's BROADWAY ON A TUESDAY will host an epic celebration featuring a full band and the largest line up of singers to date. Creator Kimberly Billings Oliver, who serves as the weekly organizer and emcee, will host the anniversary event today, August 21st at 7pm.

BWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at Dallas Summer MusicalsBWW Review: SCHOOL OF ROCK at Dallas Summer Musicals
August 17, 2018

With back to school season upon us, students young and old are eagerly anticipating their first day of classes. But, for two handfuls of miniature musicians, the major assignment this school year is rocking around the country in the first national tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK, now onstage at the Music Hall at Fair Park, which concludes Dallas Summer Musicals 2017-2018 Broadway series. And even when the star teacher fails to make the grade, the kiddos pull together to ace the group project.

Alexandre's Bar to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary of BROADWAY ON A TUESDAY August 21stAlexandre's Bar to Celebrate Two Year Anniversary of BROADWAY ON A TUESDAY August 21st
August 12, 2018

After two years of celebrating and promoting the vocal talents of Dallas and Fort Worth, Alexandre's Bar's BROADWAY ON A TUESDAY will host an epic celebration featuring a full band and the largest line up of singers to date. Creator Kimberly Billings Oliver, who serves as the weekly organizer and emcee, will host the anniversary event on Tuesday, August 21st at 7pm.

Casting Complete for THE YELLOW BOAT at Resolute Theatre ProjectCasting Complete for THE YELLOW BOAT at Resolute Theatre Project
August 12, 2018

THE YELLOW BOAT is a play about life. It's a play about imagination. It's a play about living with AIDS. The multiple award-winning play by David Saar will be brought to life by Resolute Theatre Project at Amy's Studio of Performing Arts this September and, although it brings to the state some mature themes, THE YELLOW BOAT is the perfect play for theatergoers from ages 10 to 110.

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Dallas Summer MusicalsBWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Dallas Summer Musicals
July 26, 2018

BRING BACK BIRDIE, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC, and both ANNIE II and ANNIE WARBUCKS all famously failed at recreating the success of the musicals for which they produced sequels. And now, riding on the coat tails of mega-musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LOVE NEVER DIES is touring the world, eying a hopeful Broadway run. But, is this sequel what theatre Phans are asking for? I think the jury is still out.

BWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Uptown PlayersBWW Review: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Uptown Players
July 21, 2018

Life isn't always rainbows, sequins, and platform shoes unless of course, you've taken a seat at one of Uptown Players' frequent musical spectacles. And, although this season's PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT could use a pinch of polishing, the over-the-top extravaganza promises a gay old time.

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.



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