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Review: BUDDY, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BDT Stage Photo Review: BUDDY, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BDT Stage
by Jon Bee - Nov 15, 2022

What did our critic think of BUDDY, THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at BDT Stage?

BWW Review: THE OTHER JOSH COHEN at DCPA Photo BWW Review: THE OTHER JOSH COHEN at DCPA
by Chris Arneson - Jan 6, 2022

Josh Cohen is overweight, can't get a date, and his apartment was just emptied by a burglar--but that was a year ago, and a lot has improved since then, according to a much healthier and happier-looking Josh Cohen with a guitar.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SIDE SHOW at Swift Creek Mill Theatre Photo BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO SIDE SHOW at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
by Susan Haubenstock - Jun 5, 2020

I remain awed by Swift Creek Mill's production of 'Side Show.' the 1997 musical focused on the real-life story of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins born in 1908 who were exhibited as circus freaks and then became vaudeville stars.

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Swift Creek Mill Theatre Photo BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO ONCE UPON A MATTRESS at Swift Creek Mill Theatre
by Susan Haubenstock - May 18, 2020

Swift Creek Mill has had a lot of eras that could be called golden, but for me the period around 2008 was memorable. In particular, I recall loving their production that year of a?oeOnce Upon a Mattress.'

BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO RAGTIME IN CONCERT at Stage 1 At The Cultural Arts Center A Photo BWW Feature: MASH NOTE TO RAGTIME IN CONCERT at Stage 1 At The Cultural Arts Center At Glen Allen
by Susan Haubenstock - May 18, 2020

Before Stage 1 Theatre Company opened in Mechanicsville, they put on a blockbuster convert performance of 'Ragtime' that lives on in memory.

BWW Feature: FOREVER PLAID AND PLAID TIDINGS at Swift Creek Mill Theatre And Virginia Photo BWW Feature: FOREVER PLAID AND PLAID TIDINGS at Swift Creek Mill Theatre And Virginia Rep At Hanover Tavern
by Susan Haubenstock - May 7, 2020

I've been chasing the geeky quartet known as The Plaids since 1994. Fortunately, they make frequent appearances in Richmond.

BWW Review: FLANAGAN'S WAKE Invites Participation, Improvs Your Stories, and Pays Res Photo BWW Review: FLANAGAN'S WAKE Invites Participation, Improvs Your Stories, and Pays Respects to Everyone's Favorite Cousin
by Tanya Seale - Feb 3, 2020

Flanagan has passed. It was terrible how he went. It was terrible that he went. But here you are in the pub with the others to hear the reading of the will and to mourn his passing at a traditional Irish Catholic wake. Not Irish? Or Catholic? Not a problem. Grab a name tag in the lobby before you enter (you'll get a fittingly new name) and a stiff drink or two (now you're set!) and hurry on inside, because you won't want to miss a thing. Flanagan's Wake: The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake kicks off with a pre-show show that sets the tone where, among other happenings...

FLANAGAN'S WAKE Comes to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza Photo FLANAGAN'S WAKE Comes to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2020

Emery Entertainment will present the St. Louis debut of FLANAGAN'S WAKE at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, January 24-March 21, 2020. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with a special Tuesday, March 17, St. Patrick's Day performance. Tickets are $24.50 and $29.50, and are on sale now through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or by calling 314-534-1111. Additionally, tickets will be available at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza box office one hour prior to show time. Groups of 10 or more should call 314-616-4455 for special rates.

Ozark Actors Theatre Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For MARY POPPINS Photo Ozark Actors Theatre Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For MARY POPPINS
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2019

Ozark Actors Theatre is thrilled to announce the full cast and creative team for this summer's production of Mary Poppins. The production will be directed by Lee Anne Mathews, and will star Pauline Parkhurst as the practically perfect, titular nanny. Quinn Cason will take on the role of Bert, and St. Louis legend John Contini will play the role of Admiral Boom.

BWW Review: AVENUE Q is Cheeky, Naughty Puppet Fun Photo BWW Review: AVENUE Q is Cheeky, Naughty Puppet Fun
by Tanya Seale - Feb 4, 2019

Avenue Q, winner of the 2004 Tony awards for Best Book, Best Musical, and Best Score, makes its Playhouse at Westport Plaza debut, and, although I've seen other fine productions of this musical, Westport is the perfect venue-intimate and cozy-for this beloved brazen show.

Brett Ambler Videos

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at the Arvada Center
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2017

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR opened at the Arvada Center  last night, March 21, and will run thru April 16, 2017.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Scenes from Arvada Center's LEGALLY BLONDE!
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2012

The Arvada Center opened last night with LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, now playing through July 1 at the Main Stage Theater. BroadwayWorld shows you a first look at scenes from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LEGALLY BLONDE Rehearsals at Arvada Center!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The Arvada Center presents LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, June 12 - July 1, with preview performances June 8-10 at the Main Stage Theater. Hayley Podschun as Elle Woods and Curt Hansen as Warner practice with Musical Director David Nehls. Check out the video below!