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BWW Review: Theatrics and Comedy are Alive in 'ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD' at Theatre Downtown BWW Review: Theatrics and Comedy are Alive in 'ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD' at Theatre Downtown
by David Edward Perry on June 23, 2018 in Birmingham

'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' brings laughs along with some deep reflections into the pool of probability. The play takes off like a rocket with consistent fast paced, pithy dialogue. This production is a cerebral buddy comedy/tragedy with a delightfully theatrical flair. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More!
by BWW Special on June 22, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 6/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW on June 20, 2018 in Birmingham

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Birmingham (more...)
BWW Review:  SHIRLEY VALENTINE Takes a Hilarious Leap into the Unknown at Terrific New Theatre BWW Review: SHIRLEY VALENTINE Takes a Hilarious Leap into the Unknown at Terrific New Theatre
by David Edward Perry on June 15, 2018 in Birmingham

'Shirley Valentine' is a captivating tale of a 'woman of a certain age' who finds herself reclaiming the wonderlust of her former self. Dolores Haddock flawlessly goes in and out of multiple characters in extended monologues with an effortless, natural presence. Hydock skills as a master storyteller add a striking level of relatability and honesty in the performance. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on June 15, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a Vibrant Storybook Come to Life at Red Mountain Theatre Company BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is a Vibrant Storybook Come to Life at Red Mountain Theatre Company
by David Edward Perry on June 09, 2018 in Birmingham

Red Mountain Theatre Company's enchanting production of 'Disney's Beauty and the Beast' is uplifting for adults and children. The high quality of creativity took me by the hand and led me through the story as if it was my first time seeing it. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special on June 01, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: Birmingham has a Bright Comedy in THE SUNSHINE BOYS at the Virginia Samford Theatre BWW Review: Birmingham has a Bright Comedy in THE SUNSHINE BOYS at the Virginia Samford Theatre
by David Edward Perry on May 29, 2018 in Birmingham

'The Sunshine Boys' has laughs and smiles that harken back to the golden age of television. This production gives life to great characters and snappy deliveries. They capture the magic in Neil Simon's writing and invite you to 'ENTER!' (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on May 25, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! (more...)
TNT Brings Local Legends Together in SHIRLEY VALENTINE
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2018 in Birmingham

Renowned director and TNT co-founder Carl Stewart and acclaimed storyteller/actress Dolores Hydock will once again combine their formidable talents in Terrific New Theatre's next production, the one-woman play "Shirley Valentine," running June 7-30. The pair's theatrical collaborations over the past two decades are legendary, and this production reunites them for the first time since Stewart retired as TNT's Artistic Director in summer 2016. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 5/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW on May 20, 2018 in Birmingham

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Birmingham (more...)
BWW Review: THE DIVINERS Washes You Over With Emotions at Birmingham Festival Theatre BWW Review: THE DIVINERS Washes You Over With Emotions at Birmingham Festival Theatre
by David Edward Perry on May 18, 2018 in Birmingham

'The Diviners' is packed with layered personalities leading toward unexpected emotions. The warmth of the play is found in its endearing characters and well thought out storyline. This high caliber production is worthy of a visit before the rain washes it away this weekend. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
New Show Added for Del Shores at Terrific New Theatre New Show Added for Del Shores at Terrific New Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2018 in Birmingham

Texas-born writer, director, producer and actor Del Shores will once again bring his own brand of Southern humor to town when his new one-man show takes the stage at Terrific New Theatre. A special performance has been added on May 17 at 8PM. After the performance, the TNT audience will be treated to a meet-and-greet with the star. (more...)
BWW Review: SMOKEY JOES CAFE is a Vibrant Jukebox of Hits Come to Life at RED MOUNTAIN THEATRE COMPANY. BWW Review: SMOKEY JOES CAFE is a Vibrant Jukebox of Hits Come to Life at RED MOUNTAIN THEATRE COMPANY.
by David Edward Perry on May 11, 2018 in Birmingham

'Smokey Joe's Cafe' is a show stopping revue celebrating the legendary music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. 'Stand By Me,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Charlie Brown,' Poison Ivy' and many more hits are booming from the voices of this powerful cast. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special on May 11, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)
Join The BWW Birmingham on Stage Facebook Group Join The BWW Birmingham on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the Birmingham Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
BWW Review: THE FOREIGNER is Full of Laughs and Surprises at Covered Bridge Players BWW Review: THE FOREIGNER is Full of Laughs and Surprises at Covered Bridge Players
by David Edward Perry on May 09, 2018 in Birmingham

'The Foreigner' is hilarious comedy set in a fishing lodge that is 'way back' deep in them Georgia woods. If you're not familiar with southern terminology, 'way back' is a further distance than 'there yonder.' Misdirection leads a handful of colorful characters on a three day weekend with nothing being the same afterwards. (more...)
BWW Review: Get Yourself a Slice of THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at THEATRE DOWNTOWN BWW Review: Get Yourself a Slice of THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR at THEATRE DOWNTOWN
by David Edward Perry on May 08, 2018 in Birmingham

'The Red Velvet Cake War' captures all of the drama and love found in family get togethers. No matter what side of the Mason-Dixon line you are from. The charm of the play is its hodgepodge of southern sweetness, sass and shenanigans. It is a silly, lighthearted play, seasoned like a southern sitcom set in good ol' Sweetgum Texas. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More!
by BWW Special on May 04, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special on April 27, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
New Show Added for Del Shores, 5/17 New Show Added for Del Shores, 5/17
by BWW News Desk on April 23, 2018 in Birmingham

Texas-born writer, director, producer and actor Del Shores will once again bring his own brand of Southern humor to town when his new one-man show takes the stage at Terrific New Theatre. A special performance has been added on May 17 at 8PM. After the performance, the TNT audience will be treated to a meet-and-greet with the star. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in Birmingham

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Birmingham (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
Terrific New Theatre Goes Country With Musical Revue Beings Tomorrow Through 5/4 Terrific New Theatre Goes Country With Musical Revue Beings Tomorrow Through 5/4
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Birmingham

Birmingham musician and storyteller Norton Dill, of local favorite The Dill Pickers, headlines TNT's next offering, 'Pump Boys and Dinettes.' The musical is the fifth production of the theatre's 32nd season and runs April 19 through May 4. (more...)