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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WHEELING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents Their ANNUAL SYMPHONY ON ICE at WESBANCO ARENA Featuring Olympic Skater Ashley WagnerWHEELING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents Their ANNUAL SYMPHONY ON ICE at WESBANCO ARENA Featuring Olympic Skater Ashley Wagner
Posted: Nov. 14, 2018


Grammy Winner GREGORY PORTER Presents NAT KING COLE & ME at the KEITH ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTERGrammy Winner GREGORY PORTER Presents NAT KING COLE & ME at the KEITH ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Posted: Nov. 14, 2018


A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes To GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE In December!A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes To GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE In December!
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


AN UNCONVENTIONAL CHRISTMAS: KERMIT'S KABARET Comes To GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE On December 11th!AN UNCONVENTIONAL CHRISTMAS: KERMIT'S KABARET Comes To GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE On December 11th!
Posted: Nov. 30, 2018


VIDEO: Anais Mitchell Performs 'Wedding Song' From Broadway Bound HADESTOWN On Mountain Stage In Charleston, WVVIDEO: Anais Mitchell Performs 'Wedding Song' From Broadway Bound HADESTOWN On Mountain Stage In Charleston, WV
Posted: Dec. 3, 2018


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


BWW Interview: Lane Napper and Andrew Deprisco Of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Master Class At Axelrod Performing Arts CenterBWW Interview: Lane Napper and Andrew Deprisco Of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Master Class At Axelrod Performing Arts Center
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BWW Feature: BARNUM Comes to the Bridgeport High School Theatre This FebruaryBWW Feature: BARNUM Comes to the Bridgeport High School Theatre This February
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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!
Posted: Apr. 10, 2018


TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Auditions at ACTORS GUILD OF PARKERSBURGTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Auditions at ACTORS GUILD OF PARKERSBURG
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VIDEO: Anais Mitchell Performs 'Wedding Song' From Broadway Bound HADESTOWN On Mountain Stage In Charleston, WVVIDEO: Anais Mitchell Performs 'Wedding Song' From Broadway Bound HADESTOWN On Mountain Stage In Charleston, WV
December 3, 2018

Anais Mitchell recently stopped by West Virginia's iconic Mountain Stage Radio Show to be part of their 35th Anniversary and treated the audience to stripped down versions of a couple of Hadestown songs along with a few selections from her solo catalogue.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes To GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE In December!A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes To GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE In December!
November 30, 2018

Lewisburg, W.Va.,- Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is proud to present the immortal classic A Christmas Carol. This family favorite runs December 7 & 8 at 7:30 p.m., December 13-15 at 7:30 p.m. and December 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., with a Pay-What-You-Can Preview Performance December 6 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee performance December 22 at 7:30 p.m.

AN UNCONVENTIONAL CHRISTMAS: KERMIT'S KABARET Comes To GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE On December 11th!AN UNCONVENTIONAL CHRISTMAS: KERMIT'S KABARET Comes To GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE On December 11th!
November 30, 2018

Lewisburg, W.Va.,- Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, is proud to announce the return of Kermit's Kabaret, on Tuesday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Daywood Lobby of Greenbrier Valley Theatre. Tickets are $16. Seating is limited. Reservations are highly recommended. For more information, call the GVT Box Office at (304) 645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

WHEELING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents Their ANNUAL SYMPHONY ON ICE at WESBANCO ARENA Featuring Olympic Skater Ashley WagnerWHEELING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Presents Their ANNUAL SYMPHONY ON ICE at WESBANCO ARENA Featuring Olympic Skater Ashley Wagner
November 14, 2018

Press Release By WSO: Annual Holiday Spectacular Symphony On Ice to Feature Olympic Skater Ashley Wagner and Music Director Finalist Roger Kalia

Grammy Winner GREGORY PORTER Presents NAT KING COLE & ME at the KEITH ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTERGrammy Winner GREGORY PORTER Presents NAT KING COLE & ME at the KEITH ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
November 14, 2018

Marshall Artist Series Press Release: Two time Grammy winner Gregory Porter presents Nat King Cole & Me with 60-piece Orchestra

70'S LIP SYNC BATTLE AND DANCE PARTY FUNDRAISER at GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE!70'S LIP SYNC BATTLE AND DANCE PARTY FUNDRAISER at GREENBRIER VALLEY THEATRE!
November 7, 2018

Brush up on your lip synching skills and dust off your dancing shoes because The Greenbrier Valley Theatre, the State Professional Theatre of West Virginia, has just released details on its upcoming 70's Lip Sync Battle and Dance Party fundraiser, and you're invited!

DRACULA and the Transylvania Lunatic Asylum Tour, hosted by THE ARACOMA STORY, INC This Weekend at CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK!DRACULA and the Transylvania Lunatic Asylum Tour, hosted by THE ARACOMA STORY, INC This Weekend at CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK!
October 24, 2018

Don't miss your chance to catch The Aracoma Story, Inc's terrifying production of Bram Stoker's gothic horror classic Dracula! This upcoming weekend will serve as the production's final and features a terrifying haunted experience, dubbed the Transylvania Lunatic Asylum tour, which audiences can choose to experience before settling down to enjoy the show. Performances will be held at the Liz Spurlock Amphitheater at Chief Logan State Park.

BWW Feature: An Interview With Two Stars of RAGTIME, a Charleston Light Opera Guild Production Heading To THE CLAY CENTER In November!BWW Feature: An Interview With Two Stars of RAGTIME, a Charleston Light Opera Guild Production Heading To THE CLAY CENTER In November!
October 24, 2018

Ragtime, the modern Broadway classic which debuted in 1998, will be making its way to the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in early November courtesy of the Charleston Light Opera Guild (CLOG). CLOG is no stranger to Ragtime, as they previously performed this production in 2007. With a previous production under their belt and many actors reprising their roles, CLOG's rendition of Ragtime is sure to thrill audiences while showing them why this show is widely heralded as a new classic.

BWW Feature: CHARLOTTE'S WEB Performed By the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Is Coming To the CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATER!BWW Feature: CHARLOTTE'S WEB Performed By the CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Is Coming To the CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATER!
October 2, 2018

Charlotte's Web - the beloved children's book and feature film - is heading to the Little Theater stage in Charleston, WV. Presented by The Children's' Theatre of Charleston (CTOC), the show is sure to enthrall both the young and the young at heart as they watch this moving and humorous tale about friendship and loss.

BWW Previews: BARENAKED LADIES at KEITH-ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTERBWW Previews: BARENAKED LADIES at KEITH-ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
September 25, 2018

The Barenaked Ladies are heading to Huntington, WV for a performance full of your favorite hits including 'One Week,' 'If I Had A Million Dollars' and the extremely popular 'The Big Bang Theory,' the theme song to the popular TV show of the same name.

BWW Feature: MAMMA MIA! By the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD at THE CLAY CENTER In January 2019!BWW Feature: MAMMA MIA! By the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD at THE CLAY CENTER In January 2019!
September 12, 2018

Charleston Light Opera Guild announced a surprise January 2019 production of Mamma Mia! Auditions will take place in November with performances occurring in January at the Maier Performance Hall at the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences in Charleston, WV.

BWW Feature: SURF'S UP! A TRIBUTE TO THE BEACH BOYS  Performed by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra at the CAPITOL THEATER In Wheeling, WVBWW Feature: SURF'S UP! A TRIBUTE TO THE BEACH BOYS Performed by the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra at the CAPITOL THEATER In Wheeling, WV
September 11, 2018

The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra kicks off their 2018/2019 season with a family friendly night of musical favorites from The Beach Boys' diverse musical catalogue. Surf's Up! A Tribute to The Beach Boys will take place on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 7:30 PM at the Capitol Theater in Wheeling, WV.

BWW Feature: Tickets For the 2018/2019 MARSHALL ARTIST SERIES at KEITH-ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER on Sale On September 10th!BWW Feature: Tickets For the 2018/2019 MARSHALL ARTIST SERIES at KEITH-ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER on Sale On September 10th!
September 5, 2018

BWW Feature: Tickets For the 2018/2019 MARSHALL ARTIST SERIES at KEITH-ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER on Sale On September 10th!

BWW Feature: Steve Martin and Martin Short, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Cinderella, Barenaked Ladies, and More As Part Of The 82nd Marshall Artist Series SeasonBWW Feature: Steve Martin and Martin Short, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys, Cinderella, Barenaked Ladies, and More As Part Of The 82nd Marshall Artist Series Season
August 5, 2018

Comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short, musical legends Brian Wilson and the Beach Boys, Multi-platinum artists Barenaked Ladies, and Broadway classic Cinderella are just a few of the many shows heading to a stage near you in Huntington, WV as part of the 82nd Marshall Artist Series!

BWW Feature: Actors Guild of Parkersburg's 2018/2019 Season Announced! Tickets Now Available!BWW Feature: Actors Guild of Parkersburg's 2018/2019 Season Announced! Tickets Now Available!
August 1, 2018

The Actors Guild of Parkersburg have released their 2018-2019 season schedule and tickets for all shows are now on sale. Audiences will laugh, cry and sing along as the Actors Guild presents hits such as You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, A Christmas Story: The Musical, Disney's Aladdin Jr., The Game's Afoot or Holmes For the Holidays, Mama Mia!, On Golden Pond and La Cage Aux Folles.

BWW Feature: The Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Clay Center TheaterBWW Feature: The Charleston Light Opera Guild Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Clay Center Theater
July 30, 2018

Disney's enduring classic The Little Mermaid is heading to the stage in Charleston, WV! The Charleston Light Opera Guild is excited to bring this fairy tale masterpiece to life at the Clay Center Theater. The hit musical, which debuted on Broadway in 2007, is based on the 1989 animated classic film and features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater, and a book by Doug Wright. Children of all ages will be delighted as they watch the story of Ariel, Flounder, Ursula, Sebastian, and Prince Eric unfold by the talented professionals in the Charleston Light Opera Guild.

AUDITION NOTICE: CHARLOTTE'S WEB For The CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTONAUDITION NOTICE: CHARLOTTE'S WEB For The CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON
July 27, 2018

Everyone's favorite story about the unlikely bond formed between a runt livestock pig named Wilbur and a barn spider named Charlotte is heading to the Civic Center Little Theater in October courtesy of the Children's Theatre of Charleston. Auditions for this wonderful children's classic by E.B. White begin on August 11th and welcome all those from age 8 through adult to tryout!

BWW Interview: Lane Napper and Andrew Deprisco Of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Master Class At Axelrod Performing Arts CenterBWW Interview: Lane Napper and Andrew Deprisco Of HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Master Class At Axelrod Performing Arts Center
July 25, 2018

High School Musical, the phenomenon both in film and on stage, is revered by fans of musicals throughout the world. Not only has the film managed to maintain its popularity in the years since its release, it has defied the odds and continued to amass a new generation of fans thanks to those who fell in love with the coming of age musical series nearly ten years ago taking the time to introduce the films to their friends and family. These same fans have helped make the stage version of the show a massive success, with countless theaters across the U.S. regularly performing the production. While fans may believe they have seen all iterations of the show imaginable, Andrew DePrisco of Axelrod Performing Arts Center and renowned Choreographer/Director Lane Napper are intent on providing fans of the series a new way to experience the musical. The duo and their cast and crew want audiences to know that this production is not one to be missed.

AUDITION NOTICE: OF DEVILS AND MEN at THE CAPITOL THEATER. Auditions In July, Show In October!AUDITION NOTICE: OF DEVILS AND MEN at THE CAPITOL THEATER. Auditions In July, Show In October!
July 11, 2018

West Virginia based play wright and director Lawrence Burgess is back with a new court room drama mixed with a hint of the supernatural in Of Devils and Men. He recently announced audition dates and requirements.

BWW Feature: SIGNING OFF at THE CAPITOL THEATERBWW Feature: SIGNING OFF at THE CAPITOL THEATER
July 6, 2018

West Virginia based playwright Lawrence Burgess is back with his new stage play Signing Off, a riveting look at a dystopian West Virginia in 2020, where civil discourse and unemployment are at an all-time high, seen through the eyes of a late-night shock jock/talk show host, a doctor promoting her new book, and a caller determined to commit suicide on air.



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