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BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE—CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSYCH Interview BWW Review: HERE, THERE AND EVERYWHERE—CVLT STREAMS VISITING MR. GREEN, EXAMINE PSYCHOLOGY, MUSICAL STYLE AND CREATIVITY OF HAMILTON, PROJECT SING OUT!, and more
by Roy Berko - August 04, 2020, Cleveland

On Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, CVLT will be streaming the archival video of Visiting Mr. Green for a pay-as-you-can admission. For details and advance reservation, visit https://cvlt.org/events/visiting-mr-green ...
Berko: THE ARTS--HERE AND THERE—U OF AKRON RIFFS THEATRE STAFF, APPOLLO'S FIRE PERFOR Interview Berko: THE ARTS--HERE AND THERE—U OF AKRON RIFFS THEATRE STAFF, APPOLLO'S FIRE PERFORMS, RADIO OF LAKE
by Roy Berko - August 04, 2020, Cleveland

According to Cleveland Critics Circle and Akron AKRON [Ohio]BEACON JOURNALEntertainment writer, Kerry Clawson, 'At the end of last school year, the University of Akron theater program had two full-time faculty members and three staff members. Now it has none.' ...
BWW Previews: BERKO: CLEVELAND-CENTRIC ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PANDEMIC—PHSQUARE, SHAW F Interview BWW Previews: BERKO: CLEVELAND-CENTRIC ENTERTAINMENT IN THE PANDEMIC—PHSQUARE, SHAW FESTIVAL, CPT, GLTF AND MORE…
by Roy Berko - July 23, 2020, Cleveland

Cleveland's Play House Square has announced a buy it now and if something comes up, free ticket exchanges policy for the 2020-2021 season. The shows planned are: ...
BWW Preview: HERE, THERE AND EVERWHERE: HAMILTON, CELTIC TIGER, BERNEDETTE PETERS IN Interview BWW Preview: HERE, THERE AND EVERWHERE: HAMILTON, CELTIC TIGER, BERNEDETTE PETERS IN CONCERT, and More!
by Roy Berko - July 01, 2020, Cleveland

The YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On! continues July 3 with the Celtic Tiger, starring famed Irish dancer-choreographer Michael Flatley....
BWW Review: News about 1776, CPH/DOBAMA ARTISTIC DIRECTORS, OHIO SHAKS, FALSETTOS, BO Interview BWW Review: News about 1776, CPH/DOBAMA ARTISTIC DIRECTORS, OHIO SHAKS, FALSETTOS, BOYS IN THE BAND & MASCULINITY MAX and JOSH GROBAN
by Roy Berko - June 24, 2020, Cleveland

Artistic Director Laura Kepley chats with Nathan Motta, Artistic Director of Dobama Theatre about music, artistic leadership, and the extraordinary theatre that is made in and for Cleveland....
BWW Previews: THEATER NEWS FROM HERE AND ELSEWHERE: BALDWIN WALLACE, OHIO SHAKESPEARE Interview BWW Previews: THEATER NEWS FROM HERE AND ELSEWHERE: BALDWIN WALLACE, OHIO SHAKESPEARE, KARAMU, CHAGRIN VALLEY LITTLE THEATRE, OTTERBEIN & KENT STATE AND MORE…
by Roy Berko - June 18, 2020, Cleveland

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BWW Review: Solon High grad produced a virtual concert, CWRU recognized for stellar t Interview BWW Review: Solon High grad produced a virtual concert, CWRU recognized for stellar theatre department, pride plays to be performed, Bard at the Gate and The Madness of G
by Roy Berko - June 16, 2020, Cleveland

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BWW Preview: NEWS ABOUT KARAMU, CESEAR'S FORUM, LIZA MINELLI, TMPT, LGBTQIA+ COMMUNIT Interview BWW Preview: NEWS ABOUT KARAMU, CESEAR'S FORUM, LIZA MINELLI, TMPT, LGBTQIA+ COMMUNITY and more….
by Roy Berko - June 08, 2020, Cleveland

On Juneteenth, Friday, June 19, 2020, the commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S., Karamu House will debut Freedom on Juneteenth, a program to feature musicians and vocalists, spoken word artists, and dancers, as they too, respond to the recent murders of Black Americans through their res...
BWW Previews: INFO ABOUT--STATION HOPE, CLEVELAND OPERA THEATER, SETH CONCERT SERIES Interview BWW Previews: INFO ABOUT--STATION HOPE, CLEVELAND OPERA THEATER, SETH CONCERT SERIES, THE 24-HOUR PLAYS, DISCOVER IRVING BERLIN, ATCA/BLACK LIVES MATTER
by Roy Berko - June 04, 2020, Cleveland

On Saturday, June 27, from 6:00-9:00 (ET). Cleveland Public Theatre's Staff will (safely and responsibly) broadcast Station Hope, a jubilant community event celebrating Cleveland's social justice history and exploring contemporary struggles for freedom and equity. It is free, family-friendly, and op...
BWW Review: NEWS ABOUT BECK CENTER, TONY AWARDS, HOLIDAY INN, PLAYS BY AND ABOUT THE Interview BWW Review: NEWS ABOUT BECK CENTER, TONY AWARDS, HOLIDAY INN, PLAYS BY AND ABOUT THE LGBTQIA+ COMMUNIT at Cleveland And National Venues
by Roy Berko - May 26, 2020, Cleveland

In celebration of Pride, Playbill and Pride Plays will present four live streamed readings of plays by and about the LGBTQIA+ community every Friday in June in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS....
BWW Review: CLEVELANDER COREY COTT IN 'BANDSTAND,' CLE AREA NEWS AND OTHER ENTERTAINM Interview BWW Review: CLEVELANDER COREY COTT IN 'BANDSTAND,' CLE AREA NEWS AND OTHER ENTERTAINMENT INFO at Cleveland And National Venues
by Roy Berko - May 24, 2020, Cleveland

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BWW Review: CLEVELAND OPERA FOR ALL, GREASE SING-ALONG, CPH ON-LINE CLASSES, BROADWAY Interview BWW Review: CLEVELAND OPERA FOR ALL, GREASE SING-ALONG, CPH ON-LINE CLASSES, BROADWAY and more…
by Roy Berko - May 19, 2020, Cleveland

A sing-along version of the 1978 blockbuster Grease, based on the 1971 Broadway musical, will be broadcast on CBS next month as part of the network's Sunday Night Movies lineup. Grease Sing-A-Long will air June 7 at 8:30 PM ET....
BWW Review: SEE THE NANCE, ACT ONE, HAMILTON, ALLEGIANCE, AND PRIDE SPECTACULAR CONCE Interview BWW Review: SEE THE NANCE, ACT ONE, HAMILTON, ALLEGIANCE, AND PRIDE SPECTACULAR CONCERT, BUT NOT SHOWS at Cleveland And National Venues
by Roy Berko - May 16, 2020, Cleveland

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BWW Previews: MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: THE SONGS OF COMDEN & GREEN at THE MUSICAL THEATER Interview BWW Previews: MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: THE SONGS OF COMDEN & GREEN at THE MUSICAL THEATER PROJECT
by Roy Berko - January 06, 2020, Cleveland

Betty Comden (Basya Cohen) and Adolph Green were noted as one of the luminaire lyricist and script-writing teams of mid-20th century Broadway and Hollywood....
BWW Special Report and Reviews: A Visit to Broadway With The BWU Senior Class Interview BWW Special Report and Reviews: A Visit to Broadway With The BWU Senior Class
by Roy Berko - April 21, 2019, Cleveland

OnStage's 2018-2019 rankings of musical theater programs ranked Cleveland suburban Baldwin Wallace University' as number 1 in the nation, indicating that it was the 'top destination for any student wanting to study musical theatre.'...
BWW Review: THE IMPACT OF SHUFFLE ALONG at The Musical Theater Project And Karamu Interview BWW Review: THE IMPACT OF SHUFFLE ALONG at The Musical Theater Project And Karamu
by Roy Berko - January 23, 2019, Cleveland

Musical theater and Broadway have been changed by some specific shows. Included are 'Oklahoma!,' the first book musical, 'Hair,' and its strong political/anti-war presence, 'Chorus Line,' with its emphasis on dance, and 'Rent' and its millennium theme. Another show, which tends not to be as commonly...
BWW Review: LIBERACE, well, facsimile, thereof, coming to Cleveland's Theatre in the Interview BWW Review: LIBERACE, well, facsimile, thereof, coming to Cleveland's Theatre in the Circle
by Roy Berko - December 13, 2018, Cleveland

David Maiocco is noted as being a tour-de force solo-performer, who is presently making a career of portraying 'Mr. Showmanship,' the uniquely American icon, Liberace....
BWW Preview: 'O JERUSALEM! – CROSSROADS OF THREE FAITHS” at Apollo's Fire Interview BWW Preview: 'O JERUSALEM! – CROSSROADS OF THREE FAITHS” at Apollo's Fire
by Roy Berko - November 06, 2018, Cleveland

Jeannette Sorrell, Artistic Director of Apollo's Fire, the Cleveland-based Baroque Orchestra, started to study conducting and musical composition at age 16. A trained pianist, the young lady, who has been called a 'wunderkind' by 'Audiophile Audition,' won first prize and the audience choice award i...
BWW Review: The Musical Theater Project and Jewish Federation put the spotlight on Is Interview BWW Review: The Musical Theater Project and Jewish Federation put the spotlight on Israeli's 70thanniversary with “Milk and Honey”
by Roy Berko - April 24, 2018, Cleveland

Many know Cantor Kathy Wolfe Sebo as a superlative cantor. Few know, however, that she didn't start out to make the religious life her career....
BWW Feature: Cleveland Broadway Connections: BWU MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASES, ARACA, a Interview BWW Feature: Cleveland Broadway Connections: BWU MUSICAL THEATRE SHOWCASES, ARACA, and More!
by Roy Berko - April 24, 2018, Cleveland

Several times a year I go to review some of what's on stage on Broadway. This year, I expanded the experience by accompanying the Baldwin Wallace University Musical Theatre program's fifteen seniors....
Sneak Preview of The Shaw Festival's 2018 Season Interview Sneak Preview of The Shaw Festival's 2018 Season
by Roy Berko - March 14, 2018, Cleveland

Canada's Shaw Festival is a tribute to George Bernard Shaw and his writing contemporaries....
BWW Previews: “The Cunning Little Vixen” to Open The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th sea Interview BWW Previews: “The Cunning Little Vixen” to Open The Cleveland Orchestra's 100th season
by Roy Berko - September 06, 2017, Cleveland

The Cleveland Orchestra is on the verge of reaching its centennial. In celebration of this momentous milestone, the innovative made-for-Cleveland stylized opera production of Leoš Jana?ek's 'The Cunning Vixen' will grace the Severance Hall stage....