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Two Nebraska Four-Year-Old Girls Have Been Cast in the WAITRESS Tour Two Nebraska Four-Year-Old Girls Have Been Cast in the WAITRESS Tour
by Stephanie Wild on November 21, 2017 in Omaha

According to 3 News Now, Omaha Performing Arts revealed the two four-year-old girls who have been cast in the touring production of Waitress, Anina Frey and Vienna Maas. The girls auditioned among more than 30 others on November 3 at a casting call held by Omaha Performing Arts. The two girls who were cast will alternate the role of Lulu from December 12-17. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 11/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Omaha - Week of 11/20/2017
by BWW on November 20, 2017 in Omaha

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/20/2017 for Omaha (more...)
BWW Interview: Billy McGuigan of YESTERDAY & TODAY at Omaha Community Playhouse BWW Interview: Billy McGuigan of YESTERDAY & TODAY at Omaha Community Playhouse
by Christine Swerczek on November 20, 2017 in Omaha

YESTERDAY & TODAY, an interactive Beatles experience, returns to the Omaha Community Playhouse for the 10th year. This popular show starring Billy McGuigan and his two brothers, Ryan and Matthew, is a musical tribute to their late father who started them on this path as children. Having memorized more than 200 Beatles songs, the McGuigans personalize each show by taking requests from the audience. (more...)
BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING: A ROCK MUSICAL at University of Nebraska-Omaha Theatre Will Touch You BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING: A ROCK MUSICAL at University of Nebraska-Omaha Theatre Will Touch You
by Christine Swerczek on November 19, 2017 in Omaha

This is not just a raunchy peek into bedrooms of the teens. It is a sober look into the hearts and minds of these kids on the cusp of adulthood as they navigate their turbulent lives. It is a moving, heartfelt story that reaches beyond the centuries. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 19
by Audition Roundup on November 19, 2017 in Omaha

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 19, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards; SNAP's CARRIE Leads as Best Ensemble! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards; SNAP's CARRIE Leads as Best Ensemble!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Omaha

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...)
Rose Theater Announces the Cast of THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER Rose Theater Announces the Cast of THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Omaha

The Rose is excited to share information about the cast of the upcoming production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. (more...)
Jerry Longe to Return as 'Scrooge' for 12th Season in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse Jerry Longe to Return as 'Scrooge' for 12th Season in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Omaha

A Christmas Carol will run at the Omaha Community Playhouse in the Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre Nov. 17-Dec. 23, 2017. This will be the 42nd year for this holiday production at OCP. Actor Jerry Longe returns for his 12th season as Ebenezer Scrooge. (more...)
John Cleese Set for Q&A, Screening of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL in Omaha John Cleese Set for Q&A, Screening of MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL in Omaha
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Omaha

Living comedy legend, John Cleese, is heading in your general direction for a live and truly unforgettable evening of conversation and audience Q&A today, November 17th at 7:30 pm at Omaha's Orpheum Theater, 409 South 16th St. (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 Omaha

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...)
Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards! Voting Now Open For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards!
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Omaha

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...)
BWW Review: World Premier of VAN GOGH & ME at The Rose Theater--An Original Work of Art BWW Review: World Premier of VAN GOGH & ME at The Rose Theater--An Original Work of Art
by Christine Swerczek on November 14, 2017 in Omaha

VAN GOGH & ME gives new meaning to the words 'performing arts.' This is art leaping to life on stage at the hands of playwright Matthew Gutshick and director John Hardy. Based on true accounts of the last months of Vincent van Gogh's life, VAN GOGH & ME pictures how the Dutch post-impressionist painter may have appeared through the eyes of a child. (more...)
Omaha Fashion Week February 2018 Designer Lineup Announced Omaha Fashion Week February 2018 Designer Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in Omaha

The producers of Omaha Fashion Week (OFW) announced the designers who have been selected to show collections during the next season of OFW February 27-March 3. The lineup includes 18 designers who will compete for nightly prizes during designer showcases on March 2-3. The top designer from both nightly showcase will receive a $500 cash prize. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12
by Audition Roundup on November 12, 2017 in Omaha

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 12, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (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 Omaha

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...)
BWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be BWW Interview: John Mauceri Conducting His Life Anywhere He Wants To Be
by Gil Kaan on November 09, 2017 in Omaha

Conductor extraordinaire John Mauceri, at 72 years young, has the memory of a straight-A college kid vividly recalling detailed facts of incidents long ago right off the top of his head. The go-to expert on all subjects Leonard Bernstein, John will be conducting BERNSTEIN ON STAGE at the Valley Performing Arts Center (The Soraya) November 17, 2017. John most graciously chatted on the phone with me for an hour from his New York home after just returning from Mexico. (more...)
DECADES REWIND The National Tour Celebrates the Hits of the 60's, 70's, and 80's DECADES REWIND The National Tour Celebrates the Hits of the 60's, 70's, and 80's
by BWW News Desk on November 08, 2017 in Omaha

Experience the greatest music of the '60s, '70s and '80s with Decades Rewind - a brand new theatrical concert extravaganza featuring a live fourteen-piece band and powerhouse vocalists performing medleys of hit songs spanning thirty years - comes to the Lied Center for Performing Arts on Saturday, November 11 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
YESTERDAY AND TODAY at The Omaha Community Playhouse, 11/24 YESTERDAY AND TODAY at The Omaha Community Playhouse, 11/24
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in Omaha

The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) presents the 10th anniversary of Yesterday and Today the Interactive Beatles Experience Nov. 24 Dec. 31, 2017 in the Howard Drew Theatre featuring Billy McGuigan and his brothers. (more...)
Evergreen Bellamy Brothers Hit 'Let Your Love Flow' Featured in Tom Cruise Film Evergreen Bellamy Brothers Hit 'Let Your Love Flow' Featured in Tom Cruise Film
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2017 in Omaha

The evergreen Bellamy Brothers hit song, 'Let Your Love Flow,' written by Larry Wilson, was featured in AMERICAN MADE, a major release from Universal Pictures this year, with the duo taking their eponymously titled tour to Africa later this month. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 5
by Audition Roundup on November 05, 2017 in Omaha

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 5, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Jerry Longe to Return as 'Scrooge' for 12th Season in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse Jerry Longe to Return as 'Scrooge' for 12th Season in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on November 03, 2017 in Omaha

A Christmas Carol will run at the Omaha Community Playhouse in the Howard and Rhonda Hawks Mainstage Theatre Nov. 17-Dec. 23, 2017. This will be the 42nd year for this holiday production at OCP. Actor Jerry Longe returns for his 12th season as Ebenezer Scrooge. (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 Omaha

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...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 29 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 29
by Audition Roundup on October 29, 2017 in Omaha

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 29, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
VAN GOGH & ME Brings Art Alive In World Premiere At The Rose Theater VAN GOGH & ME Brings Art Alive In World Premiere At The Rose Theater
by BWW News Desk on October 27, 2017 in Omaha

Like an artist's brushstrokes on a canvas, Rose artistic director Matthew Gutschick has carefully composed a powerfully poignant work of art in the upcoming Rose world premiere production, Van Gogh & Me, which opens Friday, November 3 and runs through November 12 on The Rose mainstage. (more...)
Nominations Open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards! One Weekend Left! Nominations Open for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards! One Weekend Left!
by BWW News Desk on October 27, 2017 in Omaha

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the 2017 BroadwayWorld Regional Awards! Regional productions, touring shows, community theatre and more are all included, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017. Our local editors have set the categories and now YOU get to nominate and vote for your favorites! Nominations are reader-submitted and will be open through October 31. (more...)