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Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 5/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW on May 20, 2018 in Des Moines

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Des Moines (more...)
June Events Announced At The Coralville Center For The Performing Arts June Events Announced At The Coralville Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2018 in Des Moines

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is welcoming exciting June events. (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 Des Moines

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...)
BWW Review: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Iowa Stage Theatre Company BWW Review: RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN at Iowa Stage Theatre Company
by Nolan Boggess on May 17, 2018 in Des Moines

While the characters are dealing with heavy political and personal issues, Iowa Stage Theatre Company's Rapture, Blister, Burn, directed by Kristin Larson, is a delightful and thought provoking comedy with uncomfortably relatable characters making it a must see. (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 Des Moines

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 Des Moines on Stage Facebook Group Join The BWW Des Moines on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2018 in Des Moines

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the Des Moines Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 6 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 6
by Audition Roundup on May 06, 2018 in Des Moines

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 6, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (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 Des Moines

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...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 29 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 29
by Audition Roundup on April 29, 2018 in Des Moines

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 29, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
RTC Announces Casting For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY RTC Announces Casting For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk on April 27, 2018 in Des Moines

The Bridges of Madison County opens May 31 and runs through June 3 at the Dows Theatre, Coe College Cedar Rapids, IA. Revival Theatre Company (RTC) presents The Bridges of Madison County a musical, based on Robert James Waller's 1992 novel and written/scored by the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning creative team of Marsha Norman and Jason Robert Brown. (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 Des Moines

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...)
Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Closing Film Is HIGH & OUTSIDE: A BASEBALL NOIR Julien Dubuque International Film Festival Closing Film Is HIGH & OUTSIDE: A BASEBALL NOIR
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2018 in Des Moines

High and Outside, LLC announces 'High & Outside : a baseball noir' film is the Closing film at the Julien International Film Festival in Dubuque, Iowa where 'Field Of Dreams' was filmed. Moviemaker magazine named it 'One of the 25 coolest film festivals in the World.' (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 22
by Audition Roundup on April 22, 2018 in Des Moines

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 22, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in Des Moines

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Des Moines (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 Des Moines

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...)
LES MISERABLES Plays Civic Center Of Greater Des Moines Through 4/22 LES MISERABLES Plays Civic Center Of Greater Des Moines Through 4/22
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Des Moines

Cameron Mackintosh presents the new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, Les Miserables, direct from an acclaimed two-and-a-half-year return to Broadway.  Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Miserables tells an unforgettable story of heartbreak, passion, and the resilience of the human spirit. Featuring the beloved songs "I Dreamed A Dream," "On My Own," "Stars,' "Bring Him Home," "One Day More," and many more, this epic and uplifting story has become one of the most celebrated musicals in theatrical history. With its glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, this breathtaking new production has left both audiences and critics awestruck. "Les Miz is born again!" (NY1).  (more...)
City Circle Acting Company Of Coralville Announces 2018-2019 Season City Circle Acting Company Of Coralville Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Des Moines

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville has announced its 2018-19 season. The season opens with the 2015 Tony award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time based on Mark Haddon's internationally best-selling novel. The play will be directed by Bo Frazer and will run September 28-30. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 in Des Moines

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 LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: RAGTIME at The Des Moines Playhouse BWW Review: RAGTIME at The Des Moines Playhouse
by Nolan Boggess on April 08, 2018 in Des Moines

From Harry Houdini, to baseball, to Booker T. Washington, to the American Dream, Des Moines Playhouse's production of Ragtime covers a lot of ground - ten years to be exact. In presenting an encyclopedic glance of these ten years from 1902 - 1912, the musical, with book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, slowly becomes a big ball of dense nostalgia with glimpses of heart every now and then. But that seems to be a bigger problem with the intent of the show to nicely wrap up ten years of history in under three hours rather than The Des Moines Playhouse's production. Yes, The Des Moines Playhouse's production (directed by John W. Viars)  is grand, beautiful, heartfelt and absolutely delicious to listen to, which makes it an excellent season closer for the company as they head into their 100th season and a renovated theatre. (more...)
April Events Announced At The Coralville Center For The Performing Arts April Events Announced At The Coralville Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2018 in Des Moines

The Coralville Center for the Performing Arts is welcoming exciting talent for a variety of April events. (more...)
Announcing BWW Des Moines on Stage Facebook Group Announcing BWW Des Moines on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on April 05, 2018 in Des Moines

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the Des Moines Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/6 - THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and More!
by BWW Special on April 06, 2018 in Des Moines

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 COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS, WICKED and more! (more...)
Friday Funday Presents Sleeping Beauty at DM Playhouse Friday Funday Presents Sleeping Beauty at DM Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on April 03, 2018 in Des Moines

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Apr. 6, 2018, for 'Sleeping Beauty.' This story is part of the 2017-18 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Apr. 6 at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. Shows are approximately 45 minutes in length. The performance at 10:45 AM will have audio description, provided by IRIS. Admission is $6 per person, adults and children. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. (more...)
BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Kansas City Repertory Theatre BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner on March 31, 2018 in Des Moines

An outstanding cast opened Kansas City Repertory Theatre's new production of Steven Sondheim's 1979 'Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' at the Spencer Theater on the UMKC campus. KC Rep Artistic Director Eric Rosen does more than justice to Sondheim's incredible operatic score and the dynamic libretto by Hugh Wheeler. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/30 - PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 3/30 - PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More!
by BWW Special on March 30, 2018 in Des Moines

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 PRETTY WOMAN, LES MIS, BOOK OF MORMON, and More! (more...)