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Photos: First Look at DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Walnut Photo Photos: First Look at DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Walnut
by Stephi Wild - November 19, 2021

Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 213th season with Disney’s THE LITTLE MERMAID. Directed by Glenn Casale and choreographed by John MacInnis, the production begins previews on November 16, 2021, opens November 24, and continues through January 2, 2022 on the Walnut’s Mainstage....
Beck Center Youth Theater to Present THE REAL VALKYRIES OF VALHALLA Photo Beck Center Youth Theater to Present THE REAL VALKYRIES OF VALHALLA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 06, 2021

Beck Center for the Arts has announced the second production of 2021-2022 Youth Theater Season. The 73rd season continues with a hilarious original comedy, The Real Valkyries of Valhalla, written and directed by Rachel Spence, running December 10 to December 19, 2021, in the Studio Theater....
The Parker Rings With Laughter, Music And Holiday Traditions This December Photo The Parker Rings With Laughter, Music And Holiday Traditions This December
by A.A. Cristi - November 24, 2021

The comedy of Paula Poundstone, Lewis Black, FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, Whose Live Anyway? and evenings with Luann de Lesseps (a.k.a. Countess Luann), The Outlaws with special guest the Pat Travers Band, Village People, Darlene Love and Jonathan Antoine as well as the holiday favorite The Nutcrack...
BWW Review: WAITRESS Opens Broadway in Louisville's 2021 - 2022 Season at Whitney Hal Photo BWW Review: WAITRESS Opens Broadway in Louisville's 2021 - 2022 Season at Whitney Hall
by Taylor Clemons - November 10, 2021

Last night almost didn't feel real. Waitress opened in Louisville. This statement under normal circumstances wouldn't hold that much weight, but this show has been a bit of a unicorn for Louisville audiences, as the show's opening has been over three years in the making. The show was originally sche...
LIFE Return With New Track 'Friends Without Names' Photo LIFE Return With New Track 'Friends Without Names'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 17, 2021

Today Hull, post-punk auteurs LIFE return with new track 'Friends Without Names' and its accompanying video, a shape-shifting first glimpse from their third album due next year that demands your attention....
A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Comes to SCERA Next Month Photo A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL Comes to SCERA Next Month
by Stephi Wild - November 17, 2021

Follow nine-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—a Red Rider carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle—and enjoy a night of nostalgia at “A Christmas Story: The Musical.” ...
New Shows Added to 2021-2022 State Theatre Lineup Photo New Shows Added to 2021-2022 State Theatre Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 09, 2021

The State Theatre in Easton has announced new shows for the 2021-2022 Season, along with a sneak peek of what’s to come next season! Tickets for these additional shows will go on sale to State Theatre Members Wednesday, Dec 1 at 10 am. Tickets will go on sale to the public Wednesday, December 8 at 1...
Student Blog: Broadway Characters as Songs From Red (Taylor's Version) Photo Student Blog: Broadway Characters as Songs From Red (Taylor's Version)
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - November 17, 2021

Taylor Swift just dropped her second re-recorded album, Red (Taylor's Version), and I am more obsessed with it now than I was when it originally came out in 2012. So, in honor of this momentous album and all of the wonderful songs on it, I've decided to assign a broadway character or relationship to...
TV, Film and Stage Producer Scott Robbe Dies at 66 Photo TV, Film and Stage Producer Scott Robbe Dies at 66
by Stephi Wild - November 22, 2021

Veteran progressive activist and TV-film-stage producer Scott Robbe died on Sunday, November 21, 2021, according to a statement by Paul Algiers, a longtime friend and the executor of Scott Robbe's estate. Robbe was in hospice care at the home of his sister, Angela, in Hartford, Wisconsin....
VIDEO: LIFE Releases New 'Friends Without Names' Music Video Photo VIDEO: LIFE Releases New 'Friends Without Names' Music Video
by Michael Major - November 17, 2021

Recorded in the dead of night with producer Luke Smith in a Chapel below Hull, the track hums with a dark, brooding and passionate atmosphere. Vocalist Mez Green performed the trance-like vocals while Luke conducted the band in the round inside of the Chapel’s walls. Watch the new music video now! P...
13 Broadway Shows For History Fiends - HAMILTON, SIX, NEWSIES, OKLAHOMA!, and More! Photo 13 Broadway Shows For History Fiends - HAMILTON, SIX, NEWSIES, OKLAHOMA!, and More!
by Stephi Wild - November 07, 2021

Historical themes have always been incorporated into stage shows, from classic Broadway musicals to contemporary productions. Contrary to what some may believe, not all historical-themed productions are old Broadway musicals. Several historical musicals have gone on to become classics, though this i...
Cast Announced For Playhouse On Park's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY Photo Cast Announced For Playhouse On Park's MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by A.A. Cristi - November 09, 2021

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, will run at Playhouse on Park from December 1 - 19, 2021. Sasha Brätt will direct this production....
Stage Manager Stories: Lisa Iacucci, Shelley Miles, & Clarissa Marie Ligon- IS THIS A Photo Stage Manager Stories: Lisa Iacucci, Shelley Miles, & Clarissa Marie Ligon- IS THIS A ROOM and DANA H.
by A.A. Cristi - November 14, 2021

smEach month, BWW is spotlighting stage managers from all across the political spectrum, shedding a much-deserved light on the breadth of duties afforded these theatrical jacks-of-all-trades and the heart, hope, and humor they bring to their work. ...
BWW Review: MISS BENNET Unwraps Glad Tidings at Arizona Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: MISS BENNET Unwraps Glad Tidings at Arizona Theatre Company
by Robert Encila-Celdran - November 17, 2021

In MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, Gunderson partners with her friend Margot Melcon and lends a righteous voice to Mary Bennet, the third child of the Bennet household in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. In the duo's amusing account, Mary comes of age in a way Austen enthusiasts ought to appr...
BWW Review: MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S at Desert Theatreworks is Funny and Imagin Photo BWW Review: MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S at Desert Theatreworks is Funny and Imaginative.
by Audrey Liebross - November 09, 2021

Desert Theatreworks' production of Ron Clark's and Sam Bobrick's farce, MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S, is funny and imaginatively staged, and improves upon the source material. It will run Thursdays through Sundays, through November 21st...
Food For Thought Productions Finishes 2021 Season With I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING Photo Food For Thought Productions Finishes 2021 Season With I CAN'T REMEMBER ANYTHING
by Stephi Wild - November 23, 2021

FOOD FOR THOUGHT PRODUCTIONS, now in its 21st year, continues celebrating the oft-neglected one-act play and theatre at its best with Award-winning actors, writers and directors, with a tremendously fun production on December 6th, 2021....
Student Blog: Back Onstage- The Understudy Run Photo Student Blog: Back Onstage- The Understudy Run
by Student Blogger: Leah Packer - November 18, 2021

This performance marked my first time on that stage, physically and figuratively, since the pandemic. Just a few too many firsts for one slightly overwhelmed understudy. The moment before my first scene was rough. I felt completely vulnerable, a far cry from the way I usually feel while performing. ...
BWW Review: NUNSENSE at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: NUNSENSE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Kathleen Anwar - November 18, 2021

Turning to the stage to raise funds for the funerals of their dearly departed members, these sisters sing, tap, and puppet their way through a variety show where we learn about their personal stories and the apparently unpredictable life of a nun....
Placer Repertory Theater to Present THE JANE AUSTEN SOIREE Photo Placer Repertory Theater to Present THE JANE AUSTEN SOIREE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - November 22, 2021

The Rockstar Music Academy and Placer Repertory Theater present a holiday event: The Jane Austen Soiree at which audiences are encouraged to arrive early, dressed for the period, enjoy refreshments, listen to the music, and watch or join in the ‘contra dance’ just like in a Jane Austen film...
BWW Review: OKLAHOMA shines at the Orpheum. Photo BWW Review: OKLAHOMA shines at the Orpheum.
by Megan Siemieniak - November 12, 2021

Oklahoma has made its way to Minneapolis. Daniel Fish took an old classic, with music by Rodgers & Hammerstein, and re-imagined how the dark and intense themes of this classic show meet the 21st century. This is the first stop for the Oklahoma tour after its 2019 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Mu...
BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Mercury Theater Chicago Photo BWW Review: SISTER ACT at Mercury Theater Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - November 12, 2021

Mercury Theater Chicago returns with SISTER ACT - and it's pure musical theater elation. This 'Joyful, Joyful' (SISTER ACT II reference intended) production, with direction from Reneisha Jenkins and choreography by Mercury's new Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, meets the goal of delightin...
LGBTQ+ Night Surprises To Add Camp And Cheer To Smuin's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET Photo LGBTQ+ Night Surprises To Add Camp And Cheer To Smuin's THE CHRISTMAS BALLET
by A.A. Cristi - November 22, 2021

Smuin Contemporary Ballet announces the return of LGBTQ+ Night during the San Francisco run of The Christmas Ballet, featuring a twist on the annual holiday tradition with one-night-only performances by special guest Lady Camden. ...
VIDEO: English National Opera Creates TIGER KING TikTok Opera Photo VIDEO: English National Opera Creates TIGER KING TikTok Opera
by Stephi Wild - November 22, 2021

Ahead of the launch of Tiger King 2, the English National Opera has partnered with Netflix to produce 'Tiger King 2: The TikTopera', the world's first operatic reimagining of Tiger King, brought to the digital stage by the show's biggest fans via their TikTok channels....
BWW Review: OTHER DESERT CITIES at New Mexico Actors Lab Photo BWW Review: OTHER DESERT CITIES at New Mexico Actors Lab
by Jackie Camborde - November 08, 2021

What happens when a prodigal daughter comes home after breaking down? How do super-conservative parents obsessed with image deal with their less-than perfect children and lives? These questions and more are at the center of Lon Robin Baltz's play Other Desert Cities. A new production at New Mexico A...
Student Blog: Back Onstage- The Understudy Run Photo Student Blog: Back Onstage- The Understudy Run
by Student Blogger: Leah Packer - November 18, 2021

This performance marked my first time on that stage, physically and figuratively, since the pandemic. Just a few too many firsts for one slightly overwhelmed understudy. The moment before my first scene was rough. I felt completely vulnerable, a far cry from the way I usually feel while performing. ...