Nolan Boggess

Nolan Boggess Nolan Boggess is a student at Grinnell College obtaining a degree in Theatre & Dance. Originally from Des Moines, IA, Nolan grew up experiencing theatre of the heartland and one too many productions of The Music Man. When not working on theatre, he is obsessing and researching about it. Nolan is ecstatic to join the BroadwayWorld team and bring attention to the thriving theatre scene Des Moines offers.



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LAST 30 DAYS

BWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre CompanyBWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre Company
Posted: Jul. 28, 2017


BWW Previews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Urbandale Community TheatreBWW Previews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
Posted: Jul. 21, 2017


BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Urbandale Community TheatreBWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
Posted: Jul. 30, 2017


BWW Review: THE AMEN CORNER at Pyramid Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE AMEN CORNER at Pyramid Theatre Company
Posted: Jul. 31, 2017


BWW Review: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Ankeny Community TheatreBWW Review: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Ankeny Community Theatre
Posted: Aug. 6, 2017


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Des Moines PlayhouseBWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Des Moines Playhouse
Posted: Jul. 15, 2017


BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Des Moines PlayhouseBWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Des Moines Playhouse
Posted: Mar. 24, 2017


BWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre CompanyBWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre Company
Posted: Jul. 28, 2017


BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Entertains in Face of Controversy at The Des Moines PlayhouseBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Des Moines Playhouse
Posted: Oct. 20, 2016


BWW Previews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Urbandale Community TheatreBWW Previews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
Posted: Jul. 21, 2017


BWW Review: HAND TO GOD Thrills at StageWest Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HAND TO GOD Thrills at StageWest Theatre Company
Posted: Sep. 15, 2016


BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Urbandale Community TheatreBWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
Posted: Jul. 30, 2017


BWW Review: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Ankeny Community TheatreBWW Review: UNNECESSARY FARCE at Ankeny Community Theatre
August 6, 2017

What do you get when two undercover cops, a clueless mayor, his wife, a security guard, an accountant and the Scottish mob collide in two conjoining motel rooms set somewhere in the middle of America? The answer has to be a poorly thought out joke or the play Unnecessary Farce by Paul Slade Smith, which is the final show of Ankeny Community Theatre's 35th season. Luckily, the cast of Unnecessary Farce does great wonders with this complicated joke and provides a wild and farcical time while squeezing out every ounce of humor in this lackluster and predictable script.

BWW Review: THE AMEN CORNER at Pyramid Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE AMEN CORNER at Pyramid Theatre Company
July 31, 2017

Redemption is on the mind in Pyramid Theatre Company's The Amen Corner, the classic James Baldwin show that completes Pyramid's summer season. Baldwin's play often rests on questions concerning redemption, sacrifice, and spirituality making the show a fitting choice for Pyramid after two successful seasons in Des Moines. While this production is able to bring spirit and liveliness through its passionate performances, often times the delivery gets lost in Baldwin's layered script and comes across as plain confusing.

BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Urbandale Community TheatreBWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
July 30, 2017

Although Urbandale Community Theatre's dedication to producing classic shows may be safer than putting on contemporary pieces, a classic must be done in a fresh way in order to convince the audience that the show must be seen. This production remains fresh enough to receive that seal of approval and entertains in spite of certain scenes that slow down the action. I will say that I wish Urbandale Community Theatre would sometimes be riskier in its selection of show, but Guys & Dolls convinces me enough that classics are here to stay.

BWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre CompanyBWW Review: MISSISSIPPI GODDAMN at Pyramid Theatre Company
July 28, 2017

In times of great distress, fear can make people do terrible things. It can push wives to turn on husbands, mothers to turn on children, and neighbors to turn on neighbors. This idea surrounds Mississippi Goddamn, a new play by Jonathan Norton that received its first official staging at Pyramid Theatre Company last night. Norton's new play is a force to be reckoned with, as he looks into the fear and actions of one family living next to Civil Rights Activist Medgar Evers while investigating what acts of betrayal lie under one household. Although Mississippi Goddamn could benefit from slightly tightening technical and delivery aspects, Norton's story and sincere performances from the entire cast drive the idea of fear and betrayal home to create a wonderfully tense and exciting performance.

BWW Previews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Urbandale Community TheatreBWW Previews: GUYS AND DOLLS at Urbandale Community Theatre
July 21, 2017

For the past two decades, Urbandale Community Theatre has been entertaining the local community with an annual summer musical theatre production. This tradition continues this year with a new production of Guys and Dolls running July 21 - 30, 2017. Guys and Dolls, the 1950 Frank Loesser production that has been a staple of American musical theatre since its debut, also continues Urbandale Community Theatre's tradition of utilizing a volunteer cast, crew, and orchestra in combination with a professional production team to create a polished theatrical experience that reaches all areas of the Urbandale community.

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Des Moines PlayhouseBWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Des Moines Playhouse
July 15, 2017

This production of The Music Man will lift your spirits and remind you of a great staple of American musical theatre, even if it does need some modern rewrites.

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Des Moines PlayhouseBWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Des Moines Playhouse
March 24, 2017

It is a known fact that any cold heart can be warmed by a seven foot mute monster in tap shoes singing Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz". If you happen to be a fan of Mel Brooks' film Young Frankenstein, you already know this. But, if you happen to be like me and have never seen the iconic film, you need to go see The Des Moines Playhouse's production of Young Frankenstein immediately.

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Entertains in Face of Controversy at The Des Moines PlayhouseBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Entertains in Face of Controversy at The Des Moines Playhouse
October 20, 2016

Amidst months of controversy and questioning, Des Moines Playhouse's West Side Story succeeds to be one of the best and emotionally charged shows Des Moines has seen in a while. That is, if one can get past the apparent lack of Latinx actors in the show.

BWW Review: HAND TO GOD Thrills at StageWest Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HAND TO GOD Thrills at StageWest Theatre Company
September 15, 2016

Hand to God is good. It is that type of good that makes you feel bad for loving it so much.

BWW Preview: Des Moines Fall Season Aims to Please AllBWW Preview: Des Moines Fall Season Aims to Please All
August 9, 2016

The summer theatre season in Des Moines is officially wrapping up, which means an impressive fall season is ready to launch. Whether you're a fan of classics, have children to please, or want something a little edgy, you will be pleased with one of the many shows offered in the Des Moines Metro.