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Excelsior! Comic Book Legend Stan Lee to Appear at Three Wizard World Comic Cons Excelsior! Comic Book Legend Stan Lee to Appear at Three Wizard World Comic Cons
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2017 in New Orleans

Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer, editor, actor, producer and publisher, today announced that he will make single-day, Today-only appearances at three Wizard World Comic Con events in the coming months. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards; Rivertown's BILLY ELLIOT Leads as Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards; Rivertown's BILLY ELLIOT Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in New Orleans

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
NOLA Voice Theatre presents THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER NOLA Voice Theatre presents THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in New Orleans

In their first season of voice theatre productions benefitting new nonprofit theatres in the New Orleans area, NOLA Voice Theatre of New Orleans has produced a new musical theatre festival in conjunction with Mainstreet Musicals, and a full summer season of original voice theatre productions. Their shows have raised over $2,000 for new nonprofit theatres in the New Orleans area at only $10 a ticket. On the heels of that success, the company, on the request of the new InFringe Festival, is reviving their hit original adaptation of the Miklos Lazlos romantic comedy, 'The Shop Around the Corner,' November 17th through the 19th at the Valiant Theatre and Lounge. (more...)
Tickets for the New Orleans Premiere of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE On Sale Today Tickets for the New Orleans Premiere of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in New Orleans

The Saenger Theatre announced today that individual tickets for the New Orleans premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will go on sale Today, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE COLOR PURPLE will play at the (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 2017 in New Orleans

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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
NOLA Voice Theatre presents THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER NOLA Voice Theatre presents THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in New Orleans

In their first season of voice theatre productions benefitting new nonprofit theatres in the New Orleans area, NOLA Voice Theatre of New Orleans has produced a new musical theatre festival in conjunction with Mainstreet Musicals, and a full summer season of original voice theatre productions. Their shows have raised over $2,000 for new nonprofit theatres in the New Orleans area at only $10 a ticket. On the heels of that success, the company, on the request of the new InFringe Festival, is reviving their hit original adaptation of the Miklos Lazlos romantic comedy, 'The Shop Around the Corner,' November 17th through the 19th at the Valiant Theatre and Lounge. (more...)
BWW Review: Le Petit Theatre Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS BWW Review: Le Petit Theatre Presents THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Heidi Scheuermann on November 14, 2017 in New Orleans

Ok, so here's the deal THE LAST FIVE YEARS is one of my favorite shows of all time, and I kid you not this production at Le Petit is way more than I ever expected it to be! Truly. It's very difficult to love an original cast recording with all your heart, and then to go see a regional production of that same show without being disappointed. However, under the brilliant direction of Michael E. McKelvey, Meredith Owens (Cathy) and Adair Watkins (Jamie) completely won me over! (more...)
BWW Review: 30 x Ninety's THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM BWW Review: 30 x Ninety's THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM
by Heidi Scheuermann on November 14, 2017 in New Orleans

Great title for a show, right? It definitely had me intrigued from the start. When I walked into the 30 x Ninety's intimate little theater (which, by the way, has been souped up since last time I was there raked seating and all) and saw the set, I had a feeling this wasn't going to be anything like what I was expecting. Honestly, I don't even know what I was expecting, but I could tell anything that I could've ever imagined to expect out of a play called THE BOY IN THE BATHROOM was the complete opposite of everything this show would be about. And, I was right. (more...)
BWW Interview: THE KING AND I's Kavin Panmeechao BWW Interview: THE KING AND I's Kavin Panmeechao
by Heidi Scheuermann on November 14, 2017 in New Orleans

Opening tonight at the Saenger Theatre is the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic THE KING AND I. It's the story of an English governess who is brought to the court of Siam to educate the king's children and wives at a time when Siam is in danger of Western colonialism and women are still used as a peace offering between nations. With familiar songs like Getting to Know You and Shall We Dance, this is a gorgeous show with an incredible message of compassion, compromise, and empowerment that audiences of all ages can learn from and enjoy. (more...)
BWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour BWW Interview: Karen Ziemba of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on November 14, 2017 in New Orleans

Not only does actress Karen Ziemba have a career for the history books, but her work in 2017 alone has been jam-packed with credits most performers would trade their career for. Since making her Broadway debut in A CHORUS LINE in 1975, Ms. Ziemba has worked steadily on the stages of New York, starring in everything from CRAZY FOR YOU to CONTACT to CURTAINS. Now back on the road in IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, I caught up with the actress about her transition from song-and-dance starlet to larger-than-life character roles. (more...)
Tickets for the New Orleans Premiere of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE On Sale 11/17 Tickets for the New Orleans Premiere of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE On Sale 11/17
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in New Orleans

The Saenger Theatre announced today that individual tickets for the New Orleans premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will go on sale Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE COLOR PURPLE will play at the (more...)
Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards! Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards!
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in New Orleans

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
See 'Em On Stage to Present THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY See 'Em On Stage to Present THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in New Orleans

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story is an award-winning Off-Broadway musical written by Stephen Dolginoff. It tells the true-life tale of famed murderers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. Leopold and Loeb, dubbed the 'thrill killers' were tried for murder in 1924 after attempting to commit 'the perfect crime.' (more...)
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to Bring Innovative Style to NOCCA This Fall Aspen Santa Fe Ballet to Bring Innovative Style to NOCCA This Fall
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in New Orleans

The New Orleans Ballet Association (NOBA) and The NOCCA Institute present Aspen Santa Fe Ballet for three performances at NOCCA's Freda Lupin Memorial Hall today, November 10 at 8PM and Saturday, November 11 at 2PM and 8PM. (more...)
Ricky Graham & Company's STEEL POINSETTIAS Set for Rivertown Theatres Ricky Graham & Company's STEEL POINSETTIAS Set for Rivertown Theatres
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in New Orleans

They're baaaack again on Rivertown's Lagniappe Stage! Rivertown Theaters invites you to put some extra 'Ho, Ho, Ho' in your holidays with Ricky Graham & Company's hilarious (and naughty) production of 'STEEL POINSETTIAS.' (more...)
Junie B. Jones Holiday Show to Play Rivertown Theaters This December Junie B. Jones Holiday Show to Play Rivertown Theaters This December
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in New Orleans

Rivertown Theaters presents the younger set favorite Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells! The Musical on the Main Stage, December 1 - 10. (more...)
BWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton Rouge BWW Review: SISTER ACT lifts your soul at Theatre Baton Rouge
by Tara Bennett on November 13, 2017 in New Orleans

In pop culture history, nuns have always been campy figures in the imaginations of the masses. But it was the snazzy, jazzy rhythm found within the hit film Sister Act that renewed the popularity seen by the likes of the Flying Nun and the von Trapp family. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More!
by BWW Special on November 10, 2017 in New Orleans

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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans Presents NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans Presents NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
by BWW News Desk on November 08, 2017 in New Orleans

The Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans will transform Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center into a prison facility lorded over by a power-mad warden from December 1-16 this year. (more...)
SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY: A Benefit For Women By Women Announced at Rockwell SEE YOU NEXT TUESDAY: A Benefit For Women By Women Announced at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in New Orleans

ROCKWELL TABLE & STAGE, presents See You Next Tuesday: A Benefit for Women by Women on November 14, 2017 at 8:00pm. (more...)
JPAS presents Butch Caire's HOLLY JOLLY...CHRISTMAS SPECIAL JPAS presents Butch Caire's HOLLY JOLLY...CHRISTMAS SPECIAL
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in New Orleans

If you have fond memories of the Christmas TV variety specials from the 1960's, you'll love this 'live' version that's perfect for the whole family! (more...)
JPAS Theatre Kids! present Disney's THE LION KING JR. JPAS Theatre Kids! present Disney's THE LION KING JR.
by BWW News Desk on November 06, 2017 in New Orleans

The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle... and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. (more...)
See 'Em On Stage to Present THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY See 'Em On Stage to Present THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY
by BWW News Desk on November 06, 2017 in New Orleans

Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story is an award-winning Off-Broadway musical written by Stephen Dolginoff. It tells the true-life tale of famed murderers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. Leopold and Loeb, dubbed the 'thrill killers' were tried for murder in 1924 after attempting to commit 'the perfect crime.' (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/02 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/02 - THE LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More!
by BWW Special on November 03, 2017 in New Orleans

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 LITTLE MERMAID, THE LION KING, SOMETHING ROTTEN and More! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Male and Female Versions of THE ODD COUPLE at Rivertown Theaters Photo Flash: First Look at Male and Female Versions of THE ODD COUPLE at Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk on November 01, 2017 in New Orleans

Rivertown Theaters does it again with yet another laugh-filled, and unique offering that will appeal to all types of theatergoers when the company presents both Neil Simon's award-winning plays, The Odd Couple, in repertory performances running Nov. 2 - 19, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)