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BWW Review: BASTARD at The Living Room Theatre BWW Review: BASTARD at The Living Room Theatre
by Alan Portner on October 16, 2017 in Kansas City

It is a first ever production of a new play simply titled 'Bastard' by Kansas City playwright and artist Tyson Schroeder presented at the tiny studio theater on the third level of The Living Room Theatre in the Crossroads area. Directed by Living Room co-founder Shawnna Jouragan, 'Bastard' is a screed on the tyranny of making art and the superficiality of those who pretend to appreciate it. (more...)
BWW Interview: Ron 'OJ' Parson And AC Smith of FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre part II BWW Interview: Ron 'OJ' Parson And AC Smith of FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre part II
by Alan Portner on October 13, 2017 in Kansas City

Get deep into the play making process with AC Smith and Ron Parson (more...)
Kansas City Repertory's FENCES, Featuring Chester Gregory, Begins Tonight Kansas City Repertory's FENCES, Featuring Chester Gregory, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on October 13, 2017 in Kansas City

Fresh off an eight-month run starring as Berry Gordy in Motown: The Musical, Gary, Indiana native Chester Gregory appears in Kansas City Repertory production of August Wilson's FENCES. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More!
by BWW Special on October 13, 2017 in Kansas City

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 ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! (more...)
ON YOUR FEET!, LOVE NEVER DIES, THE KING AND I and More Set for Starlight Theatre's 2018 Broadway Series ON YOUR FEET!, LOVE NEVER DIES, THE KING AND I and More Set for Starlight Theatre's 2018 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk on October 12, 2017 in Kansas City

Starlight Theatre has announced that its 2018 Broadway series will be newly sponsored by Shawnee Mission Health and will feature a wide selection of shows designed to satisfy the varied entertainment tastes of Kansas City theatergoers. (more...)
Photo Flash: The Artist's Struggle is Examined in BASTARD Photo Flash: The Artist's Struggle is Examined in BASTARD
by BWW News Desk on October 11, 2017 in Kansas City

This cathodically dark and surreal piece combines theatre with visual art as it tells the tale of an artist torn by two defining parts of himself. (more...)
Kansas City Symphony Increases Endowment by $55 Million with Historic 5-Year Campaign Kansas City Symphony Increases Endowment by $55 Million with Historic 5-Year Campaign
by BWW News Desk on October 11, 2017 in Kansas City

Thanks to many generous donors the Kansas City Symphony has completed the Masterpiece Endowment Campaign, its largest fundraising effort to date, raising just over $55 million in new endowment funds to strengthen and secure the future of the Symphony. (more...)
BWW Interview: Ron 'OJ' Parson And AC Smith of FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre BWW Interview: Ron 'OJ' Parson And AC Smith of FENCES at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner on October 10, 2017 in Kansas City

Next up at Kansas City Repertory Theatre is a new production of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize winning 1983 play 'Fences' at the KC Rep Copaken Theatre in downtown Kansas City with an exceptional cast. Directing 'Fences' is Ron OJ Parson Director/Resident Artist at Court Theatre of Chicago. AC Smith plays Troy Maxxson supported by Alfred Wilson as Troy's best friend and co-worker, Jim Bono. (more...)
Theatre in the Park Indoor Continues Run of GODSPELL This Week Theatre in the Park Indoor Continues Run of GODSPELL This Week
by BWW News Desk on October 09, 2017 in Kansas City

GODSPELL, the energetic musical re-telling of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, will be presented by Theatre in the Park INDOOR beginning a three-week run on Friday evening, Oct. 6. Performances continue at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7, 12, 13, 14, 20 and 21. Matinee performances at 2 p.m. will take place on Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22. The Oct. 21, the 7:30 p.m. show will be an American Sign Language interpreted performance. This show is rated PG. (more...)
BWW Review: GODSPELL at Theatre In The Park At Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center BWW Review: GODSPELL at Theatre In The Park At Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
by Paul Bolton on October 09, 2017 in Kansas City

Godspell the Stephen Schwartz musical revival at Theatre in the Park at Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center in Overland Park KS stages hit show that captures the spirit of the Gospel of Matthew from the New Testament. A talented ensemble rocks the night with a story of love and acceptance. (more...)
BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY at New Theatre Restaurant BWW Review: DRIVING MISS DAISY at New Theatre Restaurant
by Alan Portner on October 06, 2017 in Kansas City

A delightful evening of theater at New Theatre (more...)
MTH Theater at Crown Center Announces Casting Details for INTO THE WOODS MTH Theater at Crown Center Announces Casting Details for INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk on October 05, 2017 in Kansas City

The MTH Theater at Crown Center is pleased to announce casting for Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece, Into The Woods. The fifteen person ensemble will be led by Broadway veteran Val Fagan (The Addams Family, Forbidden Broadway) in the role of the Witch. Artistic Director Sarah Crawford will direct the production and the remainder of the ensemble includes Chelcie Abercrombie, Samantha Barboza, Patrick Beasley, John Cleary, Cara Hampton, Robert Hingula, Lindsay James, Tom Lancaster, Korrie Murphy, Andrew Schmidt, Emily Vargo, Morgan Walker, and Kayla Wilkins. Jeremy Watson will co music direct alongside Crawford. (more...)
Prepare Ye for GODSPELL Inside at Theatre in the Park Prepare Ye for GODSPELL Inside at Theatre in the Park
by BWW News Desk on October 06, 2017 in Kansas City

Prepare Ye-for the way of the musical! GODSPELL, the energetic musical re-telling of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, will be presented by Theatre in the Park INDOOR beginning a three-week run today evening, Oct. 6. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/6 - HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/6 - HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More!
by BWW Special on October 06, 2017 in Kansas City

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 HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More! (more...)
BWW Review: I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU at Quality Hill Playhouse BWW Review: I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Alan Portner on October 03, 2017 in Kansas City

If you are a lover of the 'Great America Songbook,' Kent Barnhart's latest amalgamation of familiar tunes, 'I've Got A Crush On You,' with their origins in the musical theater of the last century is for you. Barnhart, with his trademark, droll sense of humor, leads a devoted audience at Quality Hill Playhouse through a century of music that has long outlived the shows that first gave them birth. (more...)
RIGHT BETWEEN THE EARS to Present Final Show Next Month RIGHT BETWEEN THE EARS to Present Final Show Next Month
by BWW News Desk on October 02, 2017 in Kansas City

It's over and out for Right Between the Ears. After 30+ years of live shows, the award-winning sketch comedy series will present its last-ever show on Saturday, November 18 at 8:00pm at Liberty Hall in Lawrence, KS. (more...)
BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Starlight Theatre BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS at Starlight Theatre
by Paul Bolton on October 02, 2017 in Kansas City

Kinky Boots, by Lauper and Fierstein, runs through Oct. 1st at The Starlight Theatre in Kansas City. A dazzling cast that will sing, dance, act, strut, and fight their way into your heart is the highlight of yet another great Starlight season. (more...)
MTH Theater Announces Cast for Musical Monday and Tuesday Series MTH Theater Announces Cast for Musical Monday and Tuesday Series
by BWW News Desk on September 30, 2017 in Kansas City

The MTH Theater at Crown Center has announced casting for the October installment of its critically acclaimed Musical Monday & Tuesday series. The show is scheduled for Monday October 2 and Tuesday October 3 and will be headlined and hosted by Julie Shaw, fresh off her performance in Kansas City Repertory Theatre's world premiere musical, BETWEEN THE LINES. (more...)
Quality Hill Playhouse presents I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU Quality Hill Playhouse presents I'VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU
by BWW News Desk on September 29, 2017 in Kansas City

To kick off its season exploring what catapults a piece of music from being merely a song to being a standard in the hallowed pantheon known as the Great American Songbook, Quality Hill Playhouse explores Broadway tunes that became part of American popular culture with its latest production, I've Got a Crush on You, opening September 29. (more...)
Photo Flash: New Line's Four-Woman Rock Opera LIZZIE, Opening Tonight Photo Flash: New Line's Four-Woman Rock Opera LIZZIE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk on September 29, 2017 in Kansas City

New Line Theatre, the bad boy of musical theatre, opens its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater in the Grand Center Arts District. (more...)
The Barn Players to Host GREY GARDENS Talkback with Documentary Cast Member The Barn Players to Host GREY GARDENS Talkback with Documentary Cast Member
by BWW News Desk on September 30, 2017 in Kansas City

On the evening of Today, September 30th, The Barn Players will be welcoming Jerry Torre, an actual cast member from the Grey Gardens documentary. Audience members may stay to participate in a post-show talkback with Mr. Torre, whose memory is also reimagined as a character in the award-winning musical. (more...)
Raquel Gonzalez Replaces Joyce El-Khoury in Lyric Opera of Kansas City's EUGENE ONEGIN Raquel Gonzalez Replaces Joyce El-Khoury in Lyric Opera of Kansas City's EUGENE ONEGIN
by BWW News Desk on September 30, 2017 in Kansas City

Soprano Raquel Gonzalez  will make her Lyric Opera of Kansas City debut in the new production of Eugene Onegin in the role of Tatyana, replacing Joyce El-Khoury who has withdrawn for personal reasons. (more...)
Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED to Play Unicorn Theatre This Fall Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED to Play Unicorn Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk on September 29, 2017 in Kansas City

Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Sidonie Garrett, is coming to the Unicorn Theatre this fall. (more...)
Prepare Ye for GODSPELL Inside at Theatre in the Park Prepare Ye for GODSPELL Inside at Theatre in the Park
by BWW News Desk on September 29, 2017 in Kansas City

Prepare Ye-for the way of the musical! GODSPELL, the energetic musical re-telling of the Gospel according to St. Matthew, will be presented by Theatre in the Park INDOOR beginning a three-week run on Friday evening, Oct. 6. (more...)
KCFF 2017 Winner DIFFERENT FLOWERS is Now Showing at AMC Theaters KCFF 2017 Winner DIFFERENT FLOWERS is Now Showing at AMC Theaters
by BWW News Desk on September 29, 2017 in Kansas City

The KC FilmFest 2017 Best Heartland Feature Narrative Winner, DIFFERENT FLOWERS directed by Kansas City native Morgan Dameron, is opening this weekend at a theater near you! (more...)