Richard Allen

Richard Allen

Richard Allen is a Contributing Editor for Broadway World and works full time as a Manager in the Information Services department in the State of West Virginia. In his free time he is a freelance writer and an avid reader. In the past, Mr. Allen had a recurring column in the Herald Dispatch Entertainment Section and more recently he completed work on his first novel. He has a Regents Bachelor of the Arts Degree from West Virginia University Tech and an Associate’s Degree in Computer Information Systems from Huntington Junior College. 
Mr. Allen is passionate about all forms of music and the arts. He was heavily involved in his local music scene for many years, co-owning a music venue during his time in college. Richard regularly attends local and national theatre performances, art shows, and concerts with his wife.  




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BWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL at LIZ SPURLOCK AMPITHEATRE In CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK Hosted By THE ARACOMA STORY, INCBWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL at LIZ SPURLOCK AMPITHEATRE In CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK Hosted By THE ARACOMA STORY, INC
Posted: May. 24, 2018


BWW Feature: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Performed By THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Heading To The CLAY CENTER THEATRE!BWW Feature: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Performed By THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Heading To The CLAY CENTER THEATRE!
Posted: Jun. 3, 2018


BWW Feature: THE FULL MONTY by the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD at THE CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATREBWW Feature: THE FULL MONTY by the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD at THE CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATRE
Posted: Jun. 14, 2018


LAST 365 DAYS

BWW Feature: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at MID-OHIO VALLEY PLAYERSBWW Feature: ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE at MID-OHIO VALLEY PLAYERS
Posted: Jan. 8, 2018


BWW Feature: BARNUM Comes to the Bridgeport High School Theatre This FebruaryBWW Feature: BARNUM Comes to the Bridgeport High School Theatre This February
Posted: Jan. 24, 2018


BWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL at LIZ SPURLOCK AMPITHEATRE In CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK Hosted By THE ARACOMA STORY, INCBWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL at LIZ SPURLOCK AMPITHEATRE In CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK Hosted By THE ARACOMA STORY, INC
Posted: May. 24, 2018


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Auditions at ACTORS GUILD OF PARKERSBURGTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Auditions at ACTORS GUILD OF PARKERSBURG
Posted: Jan. 3, 2018


Marshall University's Educational Touring Theatre Company, THEATRE ETC!, Receives Anonymous Donation of $20,000Marshall University's Educational Touring Theatre Company, THEATRE ETC!, Receives Anonymous Donation of $20,000
Posted: Jan. 30, 2018


BWW Feature: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Performed by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at The Guild TheaterBWW Feature: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Performed by the Charleston Light Opera Guild at The Guild Theater
Posted: Jan. 13, 2018


BWW Feature: THE FULL MONTY by the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD at THE CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATREBWW Feature: THE FULL MONTY by the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD at THE CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATRE
June 14, 2018

Join The Charleston Light Opera Guild this weekend as they perform the hit comedic musical The Full Monty on the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre Stage! The ten-time Tony nominated show, based on the 1997 British film of the same name, features a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek.

BWW Feature: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Performed By THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Heading To The CLAY CENTER THEATRE!BWW Feature: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Performed By THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Heading To The CLAY CENTER THEATRE!
June 3, 2018

Join The Children's Theatre of Charleston (CTOC) as they celebrate 85 years of producing theatre in West Virginia with their next production, High School Musical. For one week only you can catch this show, based on the beloved film series, on stage at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV! Bring the family and together enjoy this heartwarming, hilarious, family friendly, and catchy musical hit.

BWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL at LIZ SPURLOCK AMPITHEATRE In CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK Hosted By THE ARACOMA STORY, INCBWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL at LIZ SPURLOCK AMPITHEATRE In CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK Hosted By THE ARACOMA STORY, INC
May 24, 2018

Many people know the story of Shrek, the lovable but fierce ogre who unwittingly becomes a hero to both fairy tale creatures and a princess, but many do not realize that the film was also made into a hilarious and heartwarming Broadway show in 2008 which was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won one. While Shrek the Musical has long since left Broadway, that has not stopped the show from becoming a favorite for many local theatres. In June The Aracoma Story, Inc. will be bringing this delightful play to the masses at Chief Logan State Park. Children, adults, and all those who believe in fairy tales are invited!

BWW Feature: ALCHEMY THEATRE TROUPE To Be Introduced at OPENING NIGHT: A CABARET at the UNION PUB AND GRILLBWW Feature: ALCHEMY THEATRE TROUPE To Be Introduced at OPENING NIGHT: A CABARET at the UNION PUB AND GRILL
May 7, 2018

The newly minted Alchemy Theatre Troupe will be hosting their first event on May 18th and 19th, 2018 at the Union Pub and Grill, located in downtown Huntington, WV. The event, entitled Opening Night: A Cabaret to Introduce Alchemy Theatre Troupe, will feature an evening full of songbook and musical theatre standards, light appetizers and desserts, a cash bar, and information on how to become a part of the troupe.

BWW Feature: MY FAIR LADY Performed By the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATREBWW Feature: MY FAIR LADY Performed By the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATRE
April 25, 2018

My Fair Lady features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe and tells the story of a Cockney flower girl struggling to overcome her ghastly accent in hopes of finding a better life. This iconic show will be brought to the Charleston Civic Center's Little Theatre by the talented cast and crew of the Charleston Light Opera Guild (CLOG) in late April and early May.

BWW Feature: Children's Theatre of Charleston's Teen Group Presents BEYOND THE STAGE VARIETY SHOW at LA BELLE THEATREBWW Feature: Children's Theatre of Charleston's Teen Group Presents BEYOND THE STAGE VARIETY SHOW at LA BELLE THEATRE
April 17, 2018

The Children's Theatre of Charleston's (CTOC) teen group, Beyond the Stage, has announced a fundraising variety show at the La Belle Theatre in South Charleston featuring improv comedy, a capella performances, and award-winning storytelling from Bil Lepp!

BWW Feature: BROADWAY IN CHARLESTON 2018/2019 Season at THE CLAY CENTER In Charleston, WV Just Announced!BWW Feature: BROADWAY IN CHARLESTON 2018/2019 Season at THE CLAY CENTER In Charleston, WV Just Announced!
April 10, 2018

The Clay Center in Charleston, WV has announced their 2018-2019 Broadway in Charleston line up! Classics and new hits combine to ensure a great season for theatre lovers in the area.

BRICK STREET ARTS BASH, A Day Full of Live Music and Performances, in MARIETTA On April 14th!BRICK STREET ARTS BASH, A Day Full of Live Music and Performances, in MARIETTA On April 14th!
April 8, 2018

The People's Bank Theatre, Marietta College Theatre Department, ArtsBridge and the Ohio Arts Council are teaming up to bring the community around Marietta a free event, the Second Annual Brick Street Arts Bash, on April 14th, 2018 from 12:00 PM through 5:00 PM. This block party, occurring on Putnam Street in Marietta, Ohio, will be filled with live entertainment, vendors, karaoke, and crafts. The Brick Street Arts Bash is sure to be an event enjoyed by all ages.

Audition Notice:  CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Presents DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICALAudition Notice: CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Presents DISNEY'S HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL
April 3, 2018

Fresh off the heels of their wildly successful production of The Lion King Jr., the Children's Theatre of Charleston has announced auditions dates for their next production: Disney's High School Musical.

Audition Notice: THE FULL MONTY at the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD THEATREAudition Notice: THE FULL MONTY at the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD THEATRE
April 3, 2018

Auditions for Charleston Light Opera Guild's The Fully Monty are set for early April. The ten-time Tony Award nominated show, based on the hit film of the same name, will take place at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre this June as part of FestivALL 2018. The Full Monty features a book written by Terrance McNally, with music and lyrics by David Yazbek.

Audition Notice: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST at KANAWHA PLAYERS THEATREAudition Notice: ACCIDENTAL DEATH OF AN ANARCHIST at KANAWHA PLAYERS THEATRE
March 30, 2018

Auditions for Kanawha Players Theatre's upcoming show, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, will take place in late April.

BWW Feature: 4TH ANNUAL WEST VIRGINIA COMEDY FESTIVAL at STONEWALL RESORT In April!BWW Feature: 4TH ANNUAL WEST VIRGINIA COMEDY FESTIVAL at STONEWALL RESORT In April!
March 29, 2018

Clarksburg, WV's renowned Vintage Theatre Company will be producing the 4th Annual West Virginia Comedy Festival set for April 6th and 7th, 2018 at the Stonewall Resort. Featuring five hilarious acts and multiple comedians, this show is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

AUDITION NOTICE: OEDIPUS at ALBAN ARTS CENTER! A Classic With A Modern Appalachian Twist!AUDITION NOTICE: OEDIPUS at ALBAN ARTS CENTER! A Classic With A Modern Appalachian Twist!
March 29, 2018

Auditions for A.E. Gill's Oedipus, an original adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy set in modern day Appalachia, will begin in April at the Alban Arts Center in Saint Albans, WV. Oedipus examines the clash between politics, Christianity and the will of man while exploring fate, pride and the demise of those in power.

BWW Feature: THE RUSTIC MECHANICALS Are Set To Embark On Their First Tour Of 2018 For Their Production Of RICHARD IIIBWW Feature: THE RUSTIC MECHANICALS Are Set To Embark On Their First Tour Of 2018 For Their Production Of RICHARD III
March 27, 2018

The Rustic Mechanicals, West Virginia's only Shakespeare troupe, will be heading out on their first tour of 2018 with their production of Richard III. The tour, aptly named The Naked Villainy Tour, will begin in the troupe's hometown of Clarksburg, WV before heading to Morgantown, WV; Wheeling Park High School; Brooke High School; Weirton, WV; Wheeling, WV; Romney, WV; and Keyser, WV.

AUDITION NOTICE: THE INVISIBLE MAN at THE CAPITOL THEATERAUDITION NOTICE: THE INVISIBLE MAN at THE CAPITOL THEATER
March 26, 2018

Auditions for The Invisible Man, a play based on the classic novella by H.G. Wells, will take place at the end of March and beginning of April. A portion of the proceeds from this production will go towards helping veterans.

BWW Feature: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at THE CAPITOL THEATERBWW Feature: ANNE OF GREEN GABLES at THE CAPITOL THEATER
March 7, 2018

Lawrence Burgess is bringing the literary classic Anne of Green Gables to The Capitol Theater's stage in March. The show, adapted from the novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, was written by Burgess. Burgess will also be handling directing duties.

BWW Feature: THE LION KING JR Performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON at the CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATREBWW Feature: THE LION KING JR Performed by the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON at the CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATRE
March 5, 2018

The Children's Theatre of Charleston is gearing up to present their stirring rendition of the beloved musical The Lion King Jr. in March at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater. Featuring music and lyrics by Tim Rice and Elton John with a book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, this family classic will have you singing along as you watch the story of Simba unfold, following him through tragedy and redemption.

BWW Feature: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at ACTORS GUILD OF PARKERSBURGBWW Feature: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at ACTORS GUILD OF PARKERSBURG
March 5, 2018

The Actors Guild of Parkersburg will be bringing to life the classic story of a poor milkman and his five daughters, Fiddler on the Roof, in March! This show, the brainchild of Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince, debuted on Broadway in 1964 and went on to win nine Tony Awards. Featuring songs by Jerry Brock and Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Joseph Stein, this show has delighted audiences for over fifty years.

BWW Feature: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Presented By the MID-OHIO VALLEY PLAYERSBWW Feature: ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST Presented By the MID-OHIO VALLEY PLAYERS
March 1, 2018

Mid-Ohio Valley Player's moving and comedic rendition of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest will be heading to the Player's Theatre stage in March. The play, adapted by Dale Wasserman from Ken Kesey's brilliant novel, made its Broadway debut in 1963 and has been revived multiple times, winning a Tony Award for Best Play Revival in 2001. The show features music by Teiji Ito.

BWW Feature: WOLF'S HEAD: A TALE OF ROBIN HOOD AND THE SHERIFF at the ALBAN ART CENTER In March!BWW Feature: WOLF'S HEAD: A TALE OF ROBIN HOOD AND THE SHERIFF at the ALBAN ART CENTER In March!
February 12, 2018

Robin Hood is heading to the stage in a brand-new tale written by John Johnson of the Astral Theatre Collective. Wolf's Head: A Tale of Robin Hood and the Sheriff, based on the ancient ballads and history of Robin Hood, is gearing up to begin performances at the Alban Art Center in St. Albans, WV in March.



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