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Photo Coverage: First look at Curtain Players' EPIC PROPORTIONS

Set in the 1930s, this comedy tells the story of two brothers who go to the Arizona desert to be extras in the huge Hollywood Biblical epic 'Exeunt Omnes'. Before you know it, Phil is directing the movie, and Benny is starring in it. To complicate matters further they both fall in love with the same woman, not to mention the gladiator battles, the Ten Plagues and a cast of thousands. Performances run May 3rd thru May 19th at Curtain Players, 5691 Harlem Road, Galena, Ohio 43021. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit: http://curtainplayers.org

The Gold Dust Orphans Announce A Brand New Western Musical BROKELAHOMO!

Yee haw! Ladies and Gentlemen, Cowboys and Cowgirls! Get ready for a rootin' tootin', shit kickin', sharp shootin' ride through the sick yet sparkling landscape of New England's foremost comedic theatre troupe the Gold Dust Orphans, as we bring you yet another fabulous offering, this time set in the Old West. Yes, it's "BROKELAHOMO!" and it's coming to New York City for a limited time only!

The Gold Dust Orphans Return to Boston for Two Nights Only

Fresh off a rootin' tootin' run in Provincetown, New England's premiere comedic theatrical troupe, The Gold Dust Orphans, are set to bring their critically acclaimed musical Western back to Boston for two nights only. Yee haw! Cowboys, cowgirls, and cowfolks of all stripes will love this sharp shootin' ride through the sick yet sparkling landscape of "BROKELAHOMO!". 

BWW Review: The 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) celebrated more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles at The 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony at the Huntington Avenue Theatre last night. The coveted Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence was presented to Leigh Barrett, Robert J. Eagle received a Special Citation in honor of his 50 years at Reagle Music Theatre, and the Guest of Honor Award went to internet sensation Randy Rainbow.

BWW Review: BROKELAHOMO! Gold Dust Orphans Go Western

Ryan Landry mines the Old West and Old Hollywood for his new Gold Dust Orphans springtime musical. It's a fast ride on a runaway train with more kicks than a buckin' bronco. Old Orphans and new rally around Director Robin JaVonne Smith, stepping into the big boots of the late, beloved Larry Coen, and she hits the bullseye. Don't let a team of wild horses keep you from BROKELAHOMO!

Photo Coverage: Inside Curtain Players Season Announcement Party

Curtain Players announced its 2018-19 production line-up on Thursday April 12 at a special 'big reveal' event at The Wine Bistro in Westerville. Six titles are on the marquee.

Gold Dust Orphans Announce BROKELAHOMO!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Cowboys and Cowgirls! Get ready for a rootin' tootin', shit kickin', sharp shootin' ride through the sick yet sparkling landscape of New England's foremost comedic theatre troupe the Gold Dust Orphans, as we bring you yet another fabulous offering, this time set in the Old West. … Yes, it's "BROKELAHOMO!". 

BWW Review: Gold Dust Orphans Ask the Musical Question: WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JESUS?

As sure as Christmas rolls around every December 25th, Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans return to the stage at the Ramrod Center for the Performing Arts at Machine Night Club with a Christmas-themed musical mystery, WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JESUS? The inventive mash-up is unlike any other holiday show in town and will send you out fa-la-la-ing into the night.

Ryan Landry's Gold Dust Orphans present A Brand New Christmas Mystery Musical!

Fresh off a sold-out New York City run of their smash hit musical 'GREECE', Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans return to Boston and the Ramrod Center for the Performing Arts (Machine Night Club) with a brand new Christmas themed mystery! Otherwise known to you professional sleuths as a 'Christmystery', this one's entitled ... 'WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BABY JESUS?'

Ryan Landry's 5 TO 9 Returns to Boston for Limited Engagement & Breaking News from the Front

It's official! Ryan Landry's '5 to 9' is a bonafide hit! Between sold out crowds, standing ovations, and battling the 'trump trolls' the Boston debut of '5 to 9' (September 21-24) was an unforgettable weekend. Due to overwhelming demand, Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans will bring the tale of Trump's secretaries and how they get even back for a reprisal run at the Ramrod Center for the Performing Arts at Machine (1254 Boylston Street) for two nights ONLY, Saturday November 4th at 8PM and Sunday, November 5th at 5PM. After a sold out run in Provincetown and a sold out run in Boston, interested parties should act soon to make sure they get tickets!

A Cavalcade of Cutting Edge Comedies Kick-Off July at Ptown's Art House

Within the span of just the first two weeks of July, four cutting edge comedies will open at producer Mark Cortale's renowned Art House in Provincetown, hot on the heels of the just-opened new hit Varla Jean Merman show Bad Heroine.  First, Jinkx Monsoon and Peaches Christ bring their smash hit Return to Grey Gardens back to Ptown after a two-year hiatus for a summer long run from July 5 - September 7. Next, Jinkx Monsoon debuts her own new show The Ginger Snapped with cohort Major Scales at the piano, from July 8 through September 10. The next evening, super-duo Kitten n' Lou make their Art House debut with their new comedy "Holier Than Thou" - fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sold out smash run at Fringe World in Australia and Joe's Pub in NYC, from July 9 - 24. Following that, Varla Jean, Ryan Landry & Peaches Christ debut their new comedy 5 to 9 - a hilarious parody of the hit movie 9 to 5, set in our even MORE absurd Oval Office, running from July 14 - September 9.  For Tickets and information, visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006.

BWW Review: Gold Dust Orphans Go Greek

GREECE is the word and the place where Ryan Landry and his Gold Dust Orphans take you for their latest musical extravaganza. It's 1950 B.C., the gods are gathered on Mt. Olympus, and the mean girls and toga-clad boys are returning to Olympia High School with a new student in their midst. Will Sandy steal the heart of heartthrob Danny, or can Pandora Spox lure him away, or will he remain loyal to his Titan buddies? Zeus, Venus, and Aphrodite may be pulling the strings and tossing thunderbolts, but true love is a formidable foe. Larry Coen directs a talented ensemble, blending GDO regulars and fresh faces, but, alas, no Rhoda the dog.

BWW Review: Book Passage for MURDER ON THE POLAR EXPRESS

The Gold Dust Orphans' 2016 Christmas show features "The World's Foremost Drag Detective" Shirley Holmes and her sidekick Dr. Jody Watley attempting to solve a series of mysterious deaths in Ryan Landry's MURDER ON THE POLAR EXPRESS. Directed by Larry Coen, it has an impressive roster of veterans and newcomers playing all of your favorite fictional Christmas characters, and a cameo appearance by Rhoda, the dog. Scott Martino's costumes are to-die-for, and Meredith Langton and the GlitterPuss Dancers kick up a (snow)storm.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra and CSC Present THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Free Concert, Today

Boston Landmarks Orchestra closes their 2016 Free Today Concerts at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on August 31 (7 pm)* with another extraordinary collaboration with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC).  A concert performance  -  with music and dance - of The Boys from Syracuse, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and a new adaptation of the George Abbott book by Larry ( and Jennifer Hart with consultation by 3-time Tony Award librettist (Annie, co-librettist of The Producers and Hairspray) Tom Meehan.  The concert is free and open to the public. *If it is raining on August 31, the concert will be postponed to September 1 at the Hatch Shell. If it is also raining September 1st, the concert will be moved to Symphony Hall on the 1st. For more information visit landmarksorchestra.org.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra and CSC Present Rodgers and Hart's THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE

Boston Landmarks Orchestra closes their 2016 Free Wednesday Concerts at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on August 31 (7 pm)* with another extraordinary collaboration with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC).  A concert performance  -  with music and dance - of The Boys from Syracuse, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and a new adaptation of the George Abbott book by Larry ( and Jennifer Hart with consultation by 3-time Tony Award librettist (Annie, co-librettist of The Producers and Hairspray) Tom Meehan.  The concert is free and open to the public. *If it is raining on August 31, the concert will be postponed to September 1 at the Hatch Shell. If it is also raining September 1st, the concert will be moved to Symphony Hall on the 1st. For more information visit landmarksorchestra.org.

Boston Landmarks Orchestra and CSC Present THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Free Concert, 8/31

Boston Landmarks Orchestra closes their 2016 Free Wednesday Concerts at the DCR Memorial Hatch Shell on August 31 (7 pm)* with another extraordinary collaboration with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC).  A concert performance  -  with music and dance - of The Boys from Syracuse, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and a new adaptation of the George Abbott book by Larry ( and Jennifer Hart with consultation by 3-time Tony Award librettist (Annie, co-librettist of The Producers and Hairspray) Tom Meehan.  The concert is free and open to the public. *If it is raining on August 31, the concert will be postponed to September 1 at the Hatch Shell. If it is also raining September 1st, the concert will be moved to Symphony Hall on the 1st. For more information visit landmarksorchestra.org.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Announces Cast of LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 'Free Shakespeare On The Common' takes up residence on the Boston Common July 20 - August 7, 2016, presenting William Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler.

BWW Review: Gold Dust Orphans Wish You A LITTLE ORPHAN TRANNY CHRISTMAS

Ryan Landry taps into political and cultural hot topics for the Gold Dust Orphans' new holiday extravaganza. Everyone's favorite villainess Mrs. Grinchley returns, but she has competition from Whitey Bulger and Donald Trump for the most evil character in A LITTLE ORPHAN TRANNY CHRISTMAS. The mash-up of ANNIE and GREY GARDENS is ripe for hysterical situations, great singing and dancing, and the usual caution about leaving the children at home.

BWW Reviews: THOROUGHLY MUSLIM MILLIE Thoroughly Mirthful

Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans mash-up THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, and the politics of oil and the Middle East in their latest side-splitting musical, THOROUGHLY MUSLIM MILLIE. Scott Martino's to-die-for costumes and scenic design aesthetic are on display, along with a cast made up of long-time favorites and fresh talent, singing and dancing to a batch of borrowed musical theater gems. Put on your harem pants and belly dance down to Machine in the Fenway.

BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST, IT'S CHRISTMAS!

Ho, ho, ho and Hallelujah! The Gold Dust Orphans are back in Boston with an all-new holiday joyride, exclaiming JESUS CHRIST, IT'S CHRISTMAS! Based on the 1947 classic film THE BISHOP'S WIFE, Ryan Landry's sendup of the romantic comedy is overflowing with winking biblical references and musical numbers that make the season merry. Put tickets for this in your stocking, but do not bring the kids!

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