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BWW Interview:  Musician Jeffrey Butzer on his upcoming Concert of VINCE GUARALDI'S 'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' at Saturn. BWW Interview: Musician Jeffrey Butzer on his upcoming Concert of VINCE GUARALDI'S 'A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS' at Saturn.
by David Edward Perry on December 11, 2017 in Birmingham

The music from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' is a time capsule of a simpler time, and gets you in the proper holiday mood. This concert by Butzer, Mahony and Beshera captures the same rhythm, not by imitating the music, but by being in tune with it. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; NEWSIES Leads Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; NEWSIES Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Birmingham

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
BWW Review: CINDERELLA: AN OUTRAGEOUS FAIRY TALE at Birmingham Children's Theatre is Pure Magic BWW Review: CINDERELLA: AN OUTRAGEOUS FAIRY TALE at Birmingham Children's Theatre is Pure Magic
by David Edward Perry on December 08, 2017 in Birmingham

'Cinderella: An Outrageous Fairy Tale' is a dynamic piece by Birmingham Children's Theatre. The show is a carousel of whimsy and childish glee. The actors and a live band keeps the energy up and a festive holiday spirit throughout the performance. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 08, 2017 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 ... (more...)
Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Birmingham

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, to be presented at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. CMU alumnus, actor and producer, Zachary Quinto, will serve as the award's official ambassador and will take part in the selection committee. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; RAGTIME Leads Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; RAGTIME Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Birmingham

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 01, 2017 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 ... (more...)
Casting Announced For THE WINSLOW BOY At Birmingham Repertory Theatre Casting Announced For THE WINSLOW BOY At Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 29, 2017 in Birmingham

Timothy Watson, best known for his role as the villainous Rob Titchener in BBC Radio 4's long-running dramatic favourite, The Archers, is to join the cast of The Winslow Boy which opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 21 February 2018. (more...)
BroadwayWorld Teams with Charity Network to Launch Charity Corner! BroadwayWorld Teams with Charity Network to Launch Charity Corner!
by BWW News Desk on November 28, 2017 in Birmingham

BroadwayWorld, the largest and most comprehensive theatre website, has signed on as the 2018 official media partner for Charity Network, including online auction site Charitybuzz and sweepstakes platform Prizeo. This collaboration will bring to the forefront news about doing good and giving back, from Broadway to the broader entertainment industry. (more...)
BWW Review:  The Cast of 'WORKING: A MUSICAL' Worked Overtime at UAB Department Of Theatre BWW Review: The Cast of 'WORKING: A MUSICAL' Worked Overtime at UAB Department Of Theatre
by David Edward Perry on November 27, 2017 in Birmingham

'Working: A Musical' is driven by the honest words of real people sharing why they work at what they do. The show is packed with with monologues and songs of people working various jobs put to music. The result of the varying talent of multiple composers sadly gives the show periodically draggy lyrics and music. (more...)
BWW Review: I Got MURDERED TO DEATH by John Carroll Theater's Hilarious 1930's Style Murder Mystery BWW Review: I Got MURDERED TO DEATH by John Carroll Theater's Hilarious 1930's Style Murder Mystery
by David Edward Perry on November 25, 2017 in Birmingham

This 1930's style comedy/murder myster features a slew of quirky characters that get tossed into a 'whodunit' during a dinner party at a ritzy estate in the English countryside. As each character arrives, motives, backstories and weapons are revealed, gradually setting up the path for one of the dinner guests to be 'Murdered to Death' (more...)
BWW Interview: Insights with Director David McMahon on his 1960's version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Virginia Samford Theatre BWW Interview: Insights with Director David McMahon on his 1960's version of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Virginia Samford Theatre
by David Edward Perry on November 24, 2017 in Birmingham

If ever there was a time to challenge the ugly face of male chauvinism, it is now. Lets be honest, dating is rough these days. Courting in 2017 is far more complicated when compared to those in the 1500's. In today world, a line of cleverly arranged emoji's has replaced a heartfelt, handwritten sonnet composed on rose scented parchment paper. The thrilling anticipation once found from seeing a suitors initials imprinted over a wax seal is now applied to receiving a text message of 'WYD?' Complexities found in matching personalities are still a difficult factor in any relationship. William Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew' is one of the notable vintage comedy tropes about the fella trying to get the girl. But like wine, some comedy flavor becomes bitter with time. The core of 'The Taming of the Shrew' holds a tone of accepted abuse and manipulation of women. The comedy structure of an arrogant wealthy man psychologically berating a woman into submission was in the past seen as a blueprint of male behavior. Thankfully, now it is viewed as a reminder of chauvinistic dynamics in society that must be challenged. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/24 - EVITA, ANNIE, AIDA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/24 - EVITA, ANNIE, AIDA, and More!
by BWW Special on November 24, 2017 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 ... (more...)
Phil Kline's Avant-Garde Holiday Tradition UNSILENT NIGHT to Parade Through 37 Cities This December Phil Kline's Avant-Garde Holiday Tradition UNSILENT NIGHT to Parade Through 37 Cities This December
by BWW News Desk on November 20, 2017 in Birmingham

This December, composer Phil Kline's mobile sound-sculpture UNSILENT NIGHT takes place in more than 37 cities across the United States and Canada. Streets, parks and sidewalks will come alive with 'a shimmering sound-wall of bells and chimes that is dreamlike to wander through in the December nip' (The Village Voice). (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 11/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 11/20/2017
by BWW on November 20, 2017 in Birmingham

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/20/2017 for Birmingham (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads As Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards; HAIRSPRAY Leads As Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Birmingham

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 2017 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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
BWW Review: THE BIG MEAL Feeds Four Generations of Family at Terrific New Theatre BWW Review: THE BIG MEAL Feeds Four Generations of Family at Terrific New Theatre
by David Edward Perry on November 10, 2017 in Birmingham

The Big Meal makes a stylized approach to watching a family tree grow on stage. Pivotal moments in the timeline of this family are played out in sequence by a gifted group of eight actors. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More!
by BWW Special on November 10, 2017 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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
BWW Review: THE DRESSER Wraps You in Co-Dependency at Birmingham Festival Theatre BWW Review: THE DRESSER Wraps You in Co-Dependency at Birmingham Festival Theatre
by David Edward Perry on November 08, 2017 in Birmingham

The Dresser unveils the complexity of a co-dependent relationship between a pompous Shakespearian actor, aptly named Sir (Jack Cannon) and his dresser Norman (Judd McCluney). Norman's devotion to Sir is built upon many levels of admiration, even though Sir treats him like a second rate Sancho. (more...)
Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards! Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Birmingham Awards!
by BWW News Desk on November 08, 2017 in Birmingham

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5
by Audition Roundup on November 05, 2017 in Birmingham

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 5, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review: MIDNIGHT DREARY Brings the Terrifying Tales of Edgar Allan Poe to Theatre Downtown. BWW Review: MIDNIGHT DREARY Brings the Terrifying Tales of Edgar Allan Poe to Theatre Downtown.
by David Edward Perry on November 04, 2017 in Birmingham

Birmingham playwright/director Daniel Martin has adapted a collection of a few choice cuts of Poe's library into a scary stage production that gets your heart beating fast with fright. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/02 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/02 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More!
by BWW Special on November 03, 2017 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 THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More! (more...)
TARA TREMENDOUS THE MUSICAL, Featuring Eve Plumb and Maxwell Caulfield, Hits Alabama Tonight TARA TREMENDOUS THE MUSICAL, Featuring Eve Plumb and Maxwell Caulfield, Hits Alabama Tonight
by BWW News Desk on November 02, 2017 in Birmingham

Wonkybot Studios recently announced that broadway, film and television star Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2, Dynasty, The Colbys) as part of the cast of Stewart St John's Tara Tremendous The Musical Concert - a one-night family-friendly show at the Anniston Performing Arts Center in Anniston, Alabama. (more...)