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BWW Review: JUSTICE at Herberger Theater Center Photo BWW Review: JUSTICE at Herberger Theater Center
by Lee Cooley - May 9, 2022

I was curious to see how Lauren Gunderson (book), Bree Lowdermilk (music) and Kait Kerrigan (lyrics) could make a musical about former Supreme Court judges Sandra Day O'Connor and the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And how does local performer Chanel Bragg figure into this Arizona Theatre Company world premiere?

BWW Review: CAMELOT at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Photo BWW Review: CAMELOT at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
by Herbert Paine - Mar 27, 2022

Co-directors Joe and Lorraine Bousard stage a refreshing and imaginative revival of CAMELOT, featuring shining performances by Alexandra Utpadel as Guinevere, Adam Shelton as Arthur, and Matthew Dodaro as Lancelot ~ running through April 30th at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale AZ.

BWW Interview: FILMMAKER SETH LANDAU GETS SECOND SHOT ON TWO FEATURES Photo BWW Interview: FILMMAKER SETH LANDAU GETS SECOND SHOT ON TWO FEATURES
by Lee Cooley - Mar 18, 2022

Seth Landau believes that people who are meant to find his films, will find them. MVD Entertainment Group is giving them a second chance.

BWW Review: THE GODS OF COMEDY at Stage Left Productions Photo BWW Review: THE GODS OF COMEDY at Stage Left Productions
by Lee Cooley - Jan 26, 2022

THE GODS OF COMEDY are forcing us to choose between hilarity or health. This #stageleftaz production of Ken Ludwig's two-hour romp has been extended through Feb. 6. Not by popular demand, although it deserves it, but because of #COVID exposure. If you're up-to-date on your vaccinations and crave a little normalcy, #suckitup and put on an KN95 mask.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNES Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNESS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNES Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNESS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint Youth Theatre's REEFER MA Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint Youth Theatre's REEFER MADNESS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 13, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; First Stats Announced! Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; First Stats Announced!
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Previews: HENRY V at Stage Left Productions & the Irish Cultural Center Photo BWW Previews: HENRY V at Stage Left Productions & the Irish Cultural Center
by Lee Cooley - Oct 13, 2021

The first live production by #RoninTheatreCo since the pandemic stars Rachelle Dart and is set during the 20-year U.S. #WarinAfghanistan. Director Keath Hall says, 'It’s dedicated to all veterans, especially those who fought during America’s longest war from 2001 to 2021.”

BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents
A BENCH IN THE SUN Photo BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents A BENCH IN THE SUN
by Herbert Paine - Aug 13, 2021

Like vintage wines, veteran actors Lee Cooley and Jim Coates just get better with age in Don Bluth Front Row Theatre’s reprise of Ron Clark’s bittersweet play, A BENCH IN THE SUN, now playing through September 18th.