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BWW Review: Brick by Brick Arts Bring Back The Swinging 60's in SWEET CHARITY BWW Review: Brick by Brick Arts Bring Back The Swinging 60's in SWEET CHARITY
by David Edward Perry on August 12, 2017 in Birmingham

'Sweet Charity' is a late 60's period comedy musical with some muddy areas of sadness. (more...)
BWW Review: Montevallo Main Street Players Release the Comedy Hounds in BASKERVILLE BWW Review: Montevallo Main Street Players Release the Comedy Hounds in BASKERVILLE
by David Edward Perry on August 11, 2017 in Birmingham

'Baskerville' blends campy comedy into a fast paced Sherlock Holmes mystery. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
BWW Review:  Battling Dementia in THE OTHER PLACE at Theatre Tuscaloosa BWW Review: Battling Dementia in THE OTHER PLACE at Theatre Tuscaloosa
by David Edward Perry on August 10, 2017 in Birmingham

'The Other Place' by Sharr White is a play exposing the struggle of adjusting to declining mental ability. It's a heart-tugging and at times funny story of a sharp and empowered woman fighting with a splintering mental health dilemma. White's writing brings to light the frustration of dementia. The play gives a voice to those suffering with dementia and the effect on their caregivers. 'The Other Place' opens with Juliana (Carol DeVelice) giving narration to her backstory as a successful scientist and businesswoman. With each line Juliana's mental stability slowly begins to crack like a broken window in a storm. Her confusion leads to a string of unsettling events. Juliana suffers lack of focus and speech, memory loss and repeated sightings of a young woman in a yellow polka dot bikini. She is stubborn as a nail and rejects any diagnosis, except her own hypochondriac self-diagnosis of having brain cancer. DeVelice gives limitless emotion into Juliana exhausting internal journey on stage. Scene after scene her frustration builds to boiling points to be forgotten by another train of thought. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup on August 06, 2017 in Birmingham

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 8/06/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 8/06/2017
by BWW on August 06, 2017 in Birmingham

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/06/2017 for Birmingham (more...)
BWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama Theater BWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama Theater
by David Edward Perry on August 06, 2017 in Birmingham

'The Bikinis' give due diligence to the variety show formula reminiscent of classic TV specials by Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds and Sonny and Cher. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/4 - NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 04, 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 NEWSIES, A CHORUS LINE, SPRING AWAKENING, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES are Coming Out with Pride at Theatre Downtown BWW Review: SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES are Coming Out with Pride at Theatre Downtown
by David Edward Perry on August 04, 2017 in Birmingham

There is no grey area in the meaning of the title 'Southern Baptist Sissies'. This emotional play addresses the turmoil faced when coming out in the shadow of religion. Dell Shores has written a string of thought provoking plays (The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife','Sordid Lives','Daddy's Dyin' ... Who's Got the Will') This offering is his GLAAD Award-winning play about four young gay men as they grow up struggling with homophobia, hatred and smothering religious condemnation. The boys grow up together in a southern Baptist church in Texas. They each come to terms with their adolescent homosexuality while seeking acceptance along with love. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/30/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/30/2017
by BWW on July 30, 2017 in Birmingham

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/30/2017 for Birmingham (more...)
The Canebrake Players to Present SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN The Canebrake Players to Present SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk on July 28, 2017 in Birmingham

The Canebrake Players of Demopolis, AL present SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, running July 28-31 at the Old School on Main theatre. (more...)
Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City! Regional Roundup 7/28: WEST SIDE STORY at the Lyric Theatre, MAMMA MIA! at The Gateway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN in Kansas City!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 28, 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 West Side Story, Mamma Mia!, Something Rotten, and More! (more...)
Terrific New Theatre Announces Season 32 Terrific New Theatre Announces Season 32
by BWW News Desk on July 26, 2017 in Birmingham

Terrific New Theatre announces its 32nd season, the second under Artistic Director Tam DeBolt. In September, TNT opens the 2017-18 season with the Charles Busch comedy "The Tribute Artist," and also presents the playwright in a special performance of his own for one night only. In June 2018, the season concludes with the return of TNT co-founder Carl Stewart directing audience favorite Dolores Hydock in a solo performance. (more...)
Central Alabama Theater to Transform Steeple Arts Academy Into Jersey Shore Boardwalk Circa 1964 with THE BIKINIS Central Alabama Theater to Transform Steeple Arts Academy Into Jersey Shore Boardwalk Circa 1964 with THE BIKINIS
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2017 in Birmingham

Birmingham's newest non-profit theatre company, Central Alabama Theater (CAT) opens their latest production of THE BIKINIS, an Alabama Premier, at the Steeple Arts Academy in Crestline Village! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/23/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/23/2017
by BWW on July 23, 2017 in Birmingham

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/23/2017 for Birmingham (more...)
Central Alabama Theater to Transform Steeple Arts Academy Into Jersey Shore Boardwalk Circa 1964 with THE BIKINIS Central Alabama Theater to Transform Steeple Arts Academy Into Jersey Shore Boardwalk Circa 1964 with THE BIKINIS
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Birmingham

Birmingham's newest non-profit theatre company, Central Alabama Theater (CAT) opens their latest production of THE BIKINIS, an Alabama Premier, at the Steeple Arts Academy in Crestline Village! (more...)
Birmingham Festival Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season Birmingham Festival Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on July 21, 2017 in Birmingham

Birmingham Festival Theatre has just announced its 2017-18 season! Below are descriptions for each show. The website is currently under a redesign. Stay tuned for Season Ticket deals!  (more...)
BWW Review: 'Extra, Extra!'  NEWSIES is a Runaway Hit at Red Mountain Theatre. BWW Review: 'Extra, Extra!' NEWSIES is a Runaway Hit at Red Mountain Theatre.
by David Edward Perry on July 21, 2017 in Birmingham

'Newsies' is an pulse pumping musical that inspires you to stand up for what's right and fight for a cause you believe in. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 21, 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 Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)
The Canebrake Players to Present SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN The Canebrake Players to Present SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk on July 18, 2017 in Birmingham

The Canebrake Players of Demopolis, AL present SMOKE ON THE MOUNTAIN, running July 28-31 at the Old School on Main theatre. (more...)
BWW Review: RAGTIME at Theatre Tuscaloosa Touches Your Heart With The American Dream BWW Review: RAGTIME at Theatre Tuscaloosa Touches Your Heart With The American Dream
by David Edward Perry on July 18, 2017 in Birmingham

Ragtime: The Musical is a timeless and moving musical with a powerhouse ensemble at Theatre Tuscaloosa (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/16/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Birmingham - Week of 7/16/2017
by BWW on July 16, 2017 in Birmingham

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/16/2017 for Birmingham (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/14 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on July 14, 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 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, HOOD, PIPPIN, and more! (more...)
THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S. THE NATIONAL MONOLOGUE SLAM to Take Groundbreaking Acting Competition Around the U.S.
by BWW News Desk on July 11, 2017 in Birmingham

The folks who gave you Manhattan Monologue Slam are going national with The National Monologue Slam, the latest creation from the minds of Philip and Robert Galinsky.  The brothers have been serving the acting community since 2003 with their groundbreaking monthly competition The Manhattan Monologue Slam, an opportunity for emerging actors to perform for industry professionals each and every month by providing a panel of judges consisting of agents, casting directors, producers and the like, offering valuable advice and critiques of the performers.    (more...)
BWW Previews: THE BOOK OF MORMON at BJCC Concert Hall BWW Previews: THE BOOK OF MORMON at BJCC Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk on July 10, 2017 in Birmingham

Multi-Tony Award-winning musical THE BOOK OF MORMON will come to Birmingham this February 17-22 for eight performances.  (more...)