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Eric Roberson to Play the Orpheum This August Eric Roberson to Play the Orpheum This August
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Memphis

The Orpheum Theatre has announced the one night engagement of GRAMMY Award-nominee, singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Roberson, today, August 19 at 8pm. Roberson released his latest album Earth on April 21, the first of his trilogy series Earth, Wind, and Fire. (more...)
Theatre Memphis to Open 98th Season with SHREK THE MUSICAL Theatre Memphis to Open 98th Season with SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Memphis

Shrek The Musical kicks off Theatre Memphis' 98th season on the Lohrey Stage and runs August 18 - September 10, 2017. (more...)
Vaneese Thomas to Celebrate Women of Soul at the Halloran Centre Vaneese Thomas to Celebrate Women of Soul at the Halloran Centre
by BWW News Desk on August 17, 2017 in Memphis

???????The On Stage at the Halloran Centre music series kicks off with "A Tribute to the Women of Soul" by VANEESE THOMAS with special guest CARLA THOMAS on Friday, September 8th at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now for this memorable evening of music. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/18 - EVITA, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and More!
by BWW Special on August 18, 2017 in Memphis

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 Evita, Something Rotten, and more! (more...)
The Mersey Beatles to Return to the Halloran Centre This Fall The Mersey Beatles to Return to the Halloran Centre This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Memphis

Following the success of their 2016 U.S. debut tour including a sold-out show in Memphis, The Mersey Beatles, an all-Liverpool-born Beatles tribute band and the house band for over a decade at the world-famous Cavern Club, will return to the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum to perform their New Hits show. The concert will take place Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The Centre is at 225 S. Main Street Memphis, TN 38103. (more...)
Pulitzer-Winning Play THE FLICK Coming to The Circuit Playhouse Pulitzer-Winning Play THE FLICK Coming to The Circuit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Memphis

This 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning play takes place in a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, where three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film theatres in the state named The Flick. (more...)
DISENCHANTED! and More Set for Halloran Centre's New Theatre Series DISENCHANTED! and More Set for Halloran Centre's New Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Memphis

Today, the Halloran Centre at the Orpheum announced a new theatre series as part of the On Stage at the Halloran Centre programming. Three shows comprise this inaugural series that will run December through March 2018. (more...)
Vivica Fox to Star in TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME Stage Adaptation Vivica Fox to Star in TWO CAN PLAY THAT GAME Stage Adaptation
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Memphis

The original movie was met with rave reviews, instantly becoming a fan favorite and ultimately a cult classic. Over the years, the media has lauded it a 'turning point in movie history' and a 'game changer.' It is the movie 'Two Can Play That Game.' Now, an adaptation of the hit movie will be hitting the stage and touring across the country. (more...)
BroadwayWorld Seeks Contributors in Memphis BroadwayWorld Seeks Contributors in Memphis
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Memphis

BroadwayWorld is looking for performers, designers, directors, musicians and more to join our team as bloggers to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what goes into getting a production opening night ready! (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 Memphis

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...)
TN Shakespeare Company Partners with Company d, Memphis VA, Jail East, Hope Academy TN Shakespeare Company Partners with Company d, Memphis VA, Jail East, Hope Academy
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Memphis

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, announces new partnerships with Company d and the Memphis Veterans Administration Medical Association while also expanding its Shakespeare programs for adjudicated youth at both Jail East and Hope Academy. (more...)
AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Orpheum On Sale 8/25 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at the Orpheum On Sale 8/25
by BWW News Desk on August 08, 2017 in Memphis

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play the Orpheum Theatre for a one-week engagement October 24-29, 2017. (more...)
TM Opens New Season with SHREK THE MUSICAL TM Opens New Season with SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Memphis

Shrek The Musical kicks off Theatre Memphis' 98th season on the Lohrey Stage and runs August 18 - September 10, 2017. Adapted from a hit animated film, Shrek The Musical follows Shrek, an embittered ogre, and his loyal steed Donkey as they embark on a quest to rescue the beautiful yet temperamental Princess Fiona from a fire breathing, love-sick dragon. Add the diminutive power-hungry Lord Farquaad and a gang of fairytale misfits, and you've got a singing and dancing extravaganza, perfect for an evening of great family fun. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 6
by Audition Roundup on August 06, 2017 in Memphis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 6, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (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 Memphis

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...)
BRING IT! LIVE to Hit the Orpheum This Summer BRING IT! LIVE to Hit the Orpheum This Summer
by BWW News Desk on August 04, 2017 in Memphis

After a massive 2016 summer tour that included a sold-out date in Memphis, Lifetime's hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage.  Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars of Lifetime's hit series Bring It! return to the live stage Today, August 4th at 8pm at the Orpheum Theatre as part of the "Bring It! Live" 2017 summer tour. (more...)
TN Shakespeare Company and Germantown Municipal Schools Announce Partnership TN Shakespeare Company and Germantown Municipal Schools Announce Partnership
by BWW News Desk on August 03, 2017 in Memphis

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre and education organization, and the Germantown Municipal School District today announced a unique, multi-year education partnership that will bring immersive, cutting-edge Shakespeare curriculum to life for every student in grades five, seven, and nine. (more...)
Theatre Memphis to Open 98th Season with SHREK THE MUSICAL Theatre Memphis to Open 98th Season with SHREK THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Memphis

Shrek The Musical kicks off Theatre Memphis' 98th season on the Lohrey Stage and runs August 18 - September 10, 2017. (more...)
Opera Memphis Welcomes Michael Sakir as New Music Director Opera Memphis Welcomes Michael Sakir as New Music Director
by BWW News Desk on August 02, 2017 in Memphis

Opera Memphis welcomes conductor and pianist Michael Sakir as its new Music Director, allowing him to move fulltime to a city he considers his home-away-from-home, Memphis. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 30
by Audition Roundup on July 30, 2017 in Memphis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 30, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Memphis Black Arts Alliance Presents ANNIE Tomorrow Memphis Black Arts Alliance Presents ANNIE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk on July 28, 2017 in Memphis

The Memphis Black Arts Alliance is back with  a full staged production of Annie - The Musical!  (more...)
FEMMEmphis Struts Onto the Memphis Theatre Scene FEMMEmphis Struts Onto the Memphis Theatre Scene
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2017 in Memphis

???????FEMMEmphis, the first all-female arts collective of its kind in Memphis, is presenting its first theatrical production opening on August 4th! Founded by native Memphians and long-time performers Rae and Jamie Boller, FEMMEmphis aims to champion all womyn by empowering and promoting the female, female-presenting, and gender-queer artistic voices in the Memphis community. (more...)
The Orpheum Welcomes Jennifer McGrath as New VP of Education The Orpheum Welcomes Jennifer McGrath as New VP of Education
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2017 in Memphis

The Orpheum Theatre Group has announced the hiring of a new Vice President of Education, Jennifer McGrath. McGrath comes to the Orpheum from American Ballet Theatre, where she serves as stage manager. She will begin her new role with the Orpheum Theatre Group in the fall of 2017. (more...)
Orpheum Theatre Group Welcomes New Board Members Orpheum Theatre Group Welcomes New Board Members
by BWW News Desk on July 27, 2017 in Memphis

The Orpheum Theatre Group, the nonprofit organization that operates the historic Orpheum Theatre and the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education, has announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Directors. (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 Memphis

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...)