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39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair to Open Todaynd 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair to Open Todaynd
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Nashville

Tennessee Craft invites the public to celebrate the first day of fall by attending the 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, Today, September 22, through Sunday, September 24, 2017. The fair is open 10 am 6 pm today and Saturday and from 10 am 5 pm on Sunday. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/22 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More!
by BWW Special on September 22, 2017 in Nashville

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 HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, GYPSY, RENT, and More! (more...)
Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17 Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for 9/21/17
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 21, 2017 in Nashville

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 9/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW on September 20, 2017 in Nashville

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Nashville (more...)
Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC Next Onstage at Larry Keeton Theatre October 12-28 Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC Next Onstage at Larry Keeton Theatre October 12-28
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 19, 2017 in Nashville

Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic 1949 musical about life, romance and hardships during World War II, which broached serious and controversial social issues still being dealt with in the 21st century South Pacific debuts at The Larry Keeton Theatre in Donelson for an October 12-28 run. (more...)
Gadabout Theatre Company Presents Nashville Premiere of TREVOR October 11 & 12 Gadabout Theatre Company Presents Nashville Premiere of TREVOR October 11 & 12
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 19, 2017 in Nashville

Our goal to bring unique, left-of-center plays to the Nashville area that have never been performed here before, said Stephanie Houghton, founder of Gadabout Theater Company. Trevor is a truly unique work with a quirky sensibility that's surprisingly touching in places. We hope Nashville theatergoers will take a chance on experiencing something they're never seen here before. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Springhouse Theatre's DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Coverage: Springhouse Theatre's DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 19, 2017 in Nashville

Springhouse Theatre Company opens its 2017-2018 season with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, directed by Rachael Parker. The show runs September 15,16, 22-23, 29-30, and October 1. All Friday/Saturday shows start at 7:30 p.m. Photographer Kenn Stilger, of Heavenly Perspective Photography, captured much of the excitement of the production with these photos from the final dress rehearsal. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Cumberland County Playhouse's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Photo Coverage: Cumberland County Playhouse's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 18, 2017 in Nashville

Finally, a musical for everyone who loves musicals! Beginning September 15, Cumberland County Playhouse presents The Drowsy Chaperone, a loving send-up of Jazz age musicals featuring one show-stopping song and dance number after another. (more...)
Collegiate Theatrics: Middle Tennessee State University's CONNER McCABE Collegiate Theatrics: Middle Tennessee State University's CONNER McCABE
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 18, 2017 in Nashville

Take, for example, Conner McCabe, a 20-year-old junior at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro: the new academic year has barely been in session for a month and he's already preparing for his role as Demetrius in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Yet somehow, even with the typical schedule of a harried college student, he managed to find time to answer our queries as the latest actor in the spotlight for this edition of Collegiate Theatrics (more...)
BWW Review: Bailey Directs Well-Paced A FEW GOOD MEN at CFTA BWW Review: Bailey Directs Well-Paced A FEW GOOD MEN at CFTA
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 16, 2017 in Nashville

If the production of Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men closing tonight after a much too brief two-weekend run at Murfreesboro's Center for the Arts proves anything it's just how current and relevant the play remains, almost 30 years after its Broadway premiere. First produced there in 1989, followed up by the wildly successful film version three years later, it's long been a favorite of theater- and film-goers alike, giving them a bird's eye view of the machinations and intrigue that propels the plot of the courtroom drama forward. (more...)
BWW Review: Nolan Makes Impressive Nashville Children's Theatre Debut With THE HUNDRED DRESSES BWW Review: Nolan Makes Impressive Nashville Children's Theatre Debut With THE HUNDRED DRESSES
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 15, 2017 in Nashville

Ernie Nolan, Nashville Children's Theatre's new executive artistic director, makes an impressive debut with The Hundred Dresses, the initial show of his first official season as the leader of the country's oldest theater for younger audiences. Nolan's predecessor, the late and great Scot Copeland, led NCT through tremendous growth during his tenure and he is, without question, a hard act to follow. (more...)
FRIDAY 5 (+1): Cumberland County Playhouse's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE FRIDAY 5 (+1): Cumberland County Playhouse's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 14, 2017 in Nashville

Who better than Cumberland County Playhouse's artistic director Britt Hancock to take the helm of The Drowsy Chaperone, the latest show slated to open on the mainstage of Crossville's iconic theater? After all, he starred as Broadway producer Feldzieg in the national touring company of the Tony Award-winning show, tap dancing his way across the country and winning hearts and rave reviews all along the way. (more...)
Deason Helms Upcoming MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Woodbury's ACCC Deason Helms Upcoming MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Woodbury's ACCC
by BWW News Desk on September 15, 2017 in Nashville

He may have directed more than 100 shows in the near-half century that Darryl Deason has been bringing theater to life on stages all over Middle Tennessee. But it's clear when the 2015 First Night Honoree talks about his latest project - the Tony Award-winning Million Dollar Quartet - that this one is something special indeed. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 9/15 - DREAMGIRLS, BOOK OF MORMON, And More!
by BWW Special on September 15, 2017 in Nashville

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 Dreamgirls, The Odd Couple, The Book of Mormon, and more! (more...)
HAUNTED Heralds New Collaborative Effort by Cutting-Edge Nashville Companies HAUNTED Heralds New Collaborative Effort by Cutting-Edge Nashville Companies
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 14, 2017 in Nashville

Haunted the new collaboration between cutting edge Nashville arts organizations Actors Bridge Ensemble, abrasiveMedia, and FALL: contemporary - aerial dance may heralds fresh way of creating performances in Music City. (more...)
Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 13, 2017 Critic's Choice: What's Playing in Tennessee? Nashville Theater Calendar for September 13, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 13, 2017 in Nashville

Feeling the urge to let your imagination run wild, your spirit to soar or to just leave the world in which you live and go on an adventure? Sounds like a trip to the theater is in order! Luckily, companies all over the Volunteer State have been hard at work, creating new productions to transform and to transport, shows that will entertain you this summer. That's where THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR comes in handy: Peruse our listings every week to find out what shows you should see! (more...)
FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Wednesday: A BLUER SHADE OF GRAY's Maddi and Chris Keaton FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Wednesday: A BLUER SHADE OF GRAY's Maddi and Chris Keaton
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 13, 2017 in Nashville

The way Chris Keaton sees it, his decision to take on his first theatrical role as an adult was, essentially, a no-brainer. After all, what proud and devoted father would pass up the opportunity to spend a month or more of evenings with his daughter to join her in the pursuit of a new onstage persona in an original musical? (more...)
39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair to Open September 22nd 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair to Open September 22nd
by BWW News Desk on September 12, 2017 in Nashville

Tennessee Craft invites the public to celebrate the first day of fall by attending the 39th Annual Fall Tennessee Craft Fair, Friday, September 22, through Sunday, September 24, 2017. The fair is open 10 am 6 pm on Friday and Saturday and from 10 am 5 pm on Sunday. (more...)
FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Tuesday: Arts Center of Cannon County's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Tuesday: Arts Center of Cannon County's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 12, 2017 in Nashville

True, it's only Tuesday, but today's early-in-the-week edition of Friday 5 (+1) is so packed with interesting information and reasons for you to make reservations to see Million Dollar Quartet at Arts Center of Cannon County, we just couldn't control ourselves! And we're guessing you'll need the extra time to secure your tickets to see what director Darryl Deason promises will be one of the best shows of the year. May we suggest, therefore, that you read on in anticipation of Friday's opening night performance (more...)
Collegiate Theatrics: Vanderbilt University's MICHAEL MAERLENDER Collegiate Theatrics: Vanderbilt University's MICHAEL MAERLENDER
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 12, 2017 in Nashville

Today, we shine our spotlight on Vanderbilt University junior Michael Maerlender, a native of New London, New Hampshire, who is back in Nashville to pursue his dreams of a life in the theater while working as a production/writing intern with K-Squared Productions and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's world premiere run of Part of the Plan, a new musical that features a score from the catalogue of American singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg, which opened at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre on Sunday night, following two preview performances that started last Friday. (more...)
BWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDS BWW Interview: Singer Seth Glier's Newest Album BIRDS
by Kathy Strain on September 12, 2017 in Nashville

Seth Glier's latest album is called BIRDS and is a true reflection of some difficult moments in Glier's life over the past two years including the loss of his brother, as well as watching all of the life-changing events occurring throughout the world. BWW sat down with Seth Glier to discuss with him the new album BIRDS and to find out about his own personal life lessons. (more...)
BWW Review: Fogelberg Score Soars in PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC BWW Review: Fogelberg Score Soars in PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 11, 2017 in Nashville

Singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg's music has provided the soundtrack for so many people's lives over the past 40 years that it should come as no surprise that his remarkable catalogue of music now provides the score for a new musical with its sights focused on a Broadway transfer. But does Part of the Plan have the legs for such a momentous leap of faith and a story that will sell tickets? (more...)
Photo Flash: PART OF THE PLAN Opens in Nashville Photo Flash: PART OF THE PLAN Opens in Nashville
by BWW News Desk on September 10, 2017 in Nashville

PART OF THE PLAN a new, original musical presented by K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, makes its world premiere at theJames K. Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St. Nashville, TN) opening officially on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The show began previews on Friday, September 8th.  The developmental production will run through Sunday, September 24, 2017. (more...)
The Day of the Show: PART OF THE PLAN Opens Tonight The Day of the Show: PART OF THE PLAN Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis on September 10, 2017 in Nashville

With Nashville's theater/music/entertainment/arts communities now abuzz about the world premiere of Part of the Plan, a new musical by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris that is inspired by the music of American troubadour Dan Fogelberg, and which features a score of songs from among the singer/songwriter's catalog of biggest hits. (more...)