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ShenanArts Announces Auditions for WE WILL ROCK YOU ShenanArts Announces Auditions for WE WILL ROCK YOU
by BWW News Desk on December 16, 2017 in Norfolk

ShenanArts will hold auditions for We Will Rock You on Sunday January 7th. (more...)
Tony Winner Trazana Beverley to Star in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Virginia Rep Tony Winner Trazana Beverley to Star in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk on December 15, 2017 in Norfolk

The play that changed American theatre forever (New York Times) comes to Virginia Rep's November Theatre (114 West Broad Street) this February. Lorraine Hansberry's seminal masterpiece opens Friday, February 16th, 2018, and runs through March 11th, with two preview performances on Wednesday, February 14th and Thursday, February 15th. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Blackfriars Playhouse Photo Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Blackfriars Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on December 14, 2017 in Norfolk

The 2017/18 Wicked Folly Tour takes a break from touring the country to present the 16th annual production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Blackfriars Playhouse in Staunton, Virginia. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/15 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/15 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More!
by BWW Special on December 15, 2017 in Norfolk

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 BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More! (more...)
The Virginia Symphony, Led By JoAnn Falletta, Releases REQUIEM By Hector Berlioz The Virginia Symphony, Led By JoAnn Falletta, Releases REQUIEM By Hector Berlioz
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Norfolk

Acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta leads a massive musical force of over 100 musicians, including four antiphonal off-stage brass ensembles, and a chorus of 140 singers in a new recording of Grande Messe des morts, Op. 5, Requiem by Hector Berlioz. Recorded live at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk Virginia and released on the Hampton Roads Classics label (888295651097), the disc features the Virginia Symphony Orchestra, joined by the Virginia Symphony Orchestra Chorus, Robert Shoup, Chorusmaster, The Choral Arts Society of Washington, Scott Tucker, Artist Director and tenor soloist Robert McPherson. (more...)
Nicholas Rodriguez Set for New Year's Eve at Richmond Triangle Players Nicholas Rodriguez Set for New Year's Eve at Richmond Triangle Players
by BWW News Desk on December 13, 2017 in Norfolk

Richmond Triangle Players will celebrate New Year's Eve with An Intimate Evening with Nicholas Rodriguez, starring the Helen Hayes Award winning actor-singer, for two shows on December 31st, at 8:00 and 10:30 pm. (more...)
BWW Review: The Hills are Revived in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Altria Theatre BWW Review: The Hills are Revived in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Altria Theatre
by Jeremy Bustin on December 09, 2017 in Norfolk

NETworks Presentations' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved classic, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, is nearly pitch perfect thanks to brilliant, refreshing new direction from Jack O'Brien, and standout performances by several cast members. Playing through Sunday at the Altria Theatre in Richmond, the cross-generational THE SOUND OF MUSIC is not to be missed. (more...)
Photo Flash: Brand New A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to Virginia Stage Company Photo Flash: Brand New A CHRISTMAS CAROL Comes to Virginia Stage Company
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in Norfolk

When Virginia Stage Company's annual tradition, A Christmas Carol, returns to the Wells Theatre this holiday season, it will have a brand new look. For the first time in more than five years there will be a new script, sets, costumes, music, and yes, even a new Scrooge! You won't want to miss this song-filled adaptation by beloved Norfolk director, Patrick Mullins. (more...)
BWW Review: Whimsical and Winsome, Virginia Repertory Theatre's Production of MARY POPPINS is a Holiday Best Bet for Families BWW Review: Whimsical and Winsome, Virginia Repertory Theatre's Production of MARY POPPINS is a Holiday Best Bet for Families
by Jeremy Bustin on December 07, 2017 in Norfolk

Everyone's favorite Nanny has landed, with 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' magic in tow, at Virginia Repertory Theatre. Based on the 1934 P.L. Travers series and subsequent Disney film, the Tony-nominated MARY POPPINS has been extended through January 7 at the November Theatre due to popular demand. (more...)
Firehouse Theatre presents the World Premiere of MARY C. BROWN AND THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN Firehouse Theatre presents the World Premiere of MARY C. BROWN AND THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in Norfolk

Firehouse Theatre presents the world premiere of Dory Previn's musical revue MARY C. BROWN AND THE HOLLYWOOD SIGN in a limited run for eight performances from Today, December 8 thru Saturday, December 16. The cabaret revue is based on Previn's 1972 cult concept album that centers on a would-be starlet's attempt to break into the movies and the misfits she befriends or exploit or shun her. The Firehouse production is directed by George Boyd, with musical direction and arrangements by Matthew Pool and features performers Dan Cimo, Kelsey Cordrey, Nicole Forret Oh, Jessi Johnson, Matt Polson, Stevie Rice, and Emily Skidmore accompanied by Steve Belven, Troy Gatrell, and Starlet Knight. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 08, 2017 in Norfolk

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 ... (more...)
Walter Braxton's New Opera TO DAMASCUS Runs at Firehouse Theatre This Winter Walter Braxton's New Opera TO DAMASCUS Runs at Firehouse Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Norfolk

Firehouse Theatre presents the world premiere of Richmond composer Walter Braxton's opera TO DAMASCUS. The opera production begins a limited run of seven performances at Firehouse on Thursday, January 18, 2018. (more...)
Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in Norfolk

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, to be presented at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. CMU alumnus, actor and producer, Zachary Quinto, will serve as the award's official ambassador and will take part in the selection committee. (more...)
1st Stage Extends MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Through 12/23 1st Stage Extends MY NAME IS ASHER LEV Through 12/23
by BWW News Desk on December 04, 2017 in Norfolk

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theater, announces the extension of their critically-acclaimed production of My Name is Asher Lev written by Aaron Posner, adapted from the novel by Chaim Potok, and directed by Nick Olcott until December 23. (more...)
VIDEO: Morgan Reynolds Mashes Up Lady Gaga and Bonnie Raitt VIDEO: Morgan Reynolds Mashes Up Lady Gaga and Bonnie Raitt
by Stage Tube on December 04, 2017 in Norfolk

Actor Morgan Reynolds, Currently playing Bert in Mary Poppins at Virginia Repertory Theatre created a new YouTube cover decided to all the heartbreak in the world inspired by Anthony Newley and his performance of 'Who can I turn to' from Smell of the greasepaint, roar of the crowd! (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 3 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 3
by Audition Roundup on December 03, 2017 in Norfolk

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 3, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Mark Aldrich, Lauren Molina, Aaron Ramey and More Set for BROADWAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Benefit Mark Aldrich, Lauren Molina, Aaron Ramey and More Set for BROADWAY IN CHARLOTTESVILLE Benefit
by BWW News Desk on December 02, 2017 in Norfolk

Charlottesville Opera's Executive Director, Kevin O'Halloran, and Interim Artistic Director, Steven Jarvi, previously announced a special, one-night-only benefit performance of Broadway in Charlottesville, set for tonight, December 2, 2017 at The Paramount Theater at 7:30 PM. (more...)
Cast, Creative Team Set for The Hub Theatre's 'PEEKABOO!' World Premiere Cast, Creative Team Set for The Hub Theatre's 'PEEKABOO!' World Premiere
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Norfolk

The Hub Theatre presents a nativity play like you have never seen by DC-native Anne M. McCaw. In PEEKABOO! A Nativity Play Mary and Joseph learn they are to be parents - of the world's savior no less - they get caught up in something much, much bigger than a couple of na ve kids are ready for. Directed by Hub Artistic Director Helen R. Murray, with musical arrangements by Jonathan Feuer, PEEKABOO! is a heartfelt farce of biblical proportions. (more...)
MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Comes to Virginia Rep MIRACLE ON SOUTH DIVISION STREET Comes to Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in Norfolk

Virginia Rep opens the 2017-18 Hanover Tavern season this winter with Miracle on South Division Street, a heartwarming family comedy by Tom Dudzick. Miracle on South Division Street tells the story of the Nowaks of Buffalo, New York, and the hilarious revelation that shakes their family's beliefs to the core. This heartfelt comedy opens Today, December 1, 2017, at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road and runs through December 31, 2017. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 01, 2017 in Norfolk

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 ... (more...)
Richmond Triangle Players Add Shows to Hilarious SANTALAND DIARIES Run Richmond Triangle Players Add Shows to Hilarious SANTALAND DIARIES Run
by BWW News Desk on November 30, 2017 in Norfolk

Richmond Triangle Players' acclaimed production of David Sedaris's hilarious The Santaland Diaries and Seasons Greetings, has sold out almost all the performances in its originally announced run, so five new performances have been added, extending the run through Friday, December 22. (more...)
Virginia Arts Festival to Present RHYTHM LIVE! at Harrison Opera House Virginia Arts Festival to Present RHYTHM LIVE! at Harrison Opera House
by BWW News Desk on November 29, 2017 in Norfolk

Feel the heat! In this dazzling show, The Virginia Arts Festival's acclaimed student steel drum band the Rhythm Project All-Stars will perform with the Governor's School Dance and Instrumental Music Departments on Friday, February 23 at 7:30 pm at the Harrison Opera House. (more...)
A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 'EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY...' to Bring Holiday Spirit to American Shakespeare Center A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 'EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY...' to Bring Holiday Spirit to American Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk on November 29, 2017 in Norfolk

The American Shakespeare Center (ASC) begins its annual Holiday Season on November 29 with performances of A Christmas Carol and Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!). (more...)
Nellie McKay Performs December 2 in Norfolk Nellie McKay Performs December 2 in Norfolk
by BWW News Desk on November 28, 2017 in Norfolk

Singer-songwriter Nellie McKay will perform on Saturday, December 2 at 8 PM in the Robin Hixon Theater, Clay and Jay Barr Education Center, Norfolk in another partnership by Virginia Arts Festival & North Shore Point House Concerts. (more...)
'MUSIC AND MIGHT' Tribute to Vietnam Veterans to Air on WHRO 'MUSIC AND MIGHT' Tribute to Vietnam Veterans to Air on WHRO
by BWW News Desk on November 28, 2017 in Norfolk

Music and Might, the one-hour special airing on WHRO TV15 today, November 28, 2017, at 8:00 pm EST is a collaboration of the Virginia Arts Festival and WHRO. (more...)