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Review: HOLMES AND WATSON at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

Under Lee Cooley's adroit direction, Jeffrey Hatcher's HOLMES AND WATSON is a fast paced and entertaining romp towards an entirely unanticipated climax.
Review: BEN BUTLER At Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

Richard Strand's BEN BUTLER highlights a seminal moment in the march to emancipation. Now on stage at Don Bluth Front Row Theater in Scottsdale AZ through July 8th, the play, directed by Lee Cooley and featuring an outstanding cast, is a compelling profile of courage.
Review: PRU PAYNE at Arizona Theatre Company

PRU PAYNE, directed by Sean Daniels and featuring Mimi Kennedy and Gordon Clapp ~ Arizona Theatre Company's emotionally powerful production of Steven Drukman's play runs through April 16th at Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix.
Interview: Broadway Producer Julian Schlossberg

Producer Julian Schlossberg's autobiography, TRY NOT TO HOLD IT AGAINST ME, is a chronicle of singular moments and stars of Broadway.
12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; TheaterWorks Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; at Mesa Encore Theatre Leads Best Ensemble Performance!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Latest Standings Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; TheaterWorks Leads Favorite Local Theatre!

The latest standings as of Monday, December 5th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.
Review: The Ronin Theatre Company Presents Richard Warren's HOW I CAME TO BE BUFFALO BILL

Ronin Theatre Company's production of Richard Warren's HOW I CAME TO BE BUFFALO BILL is an illuminating profile of the legend in the making, featuring Keath Hall's compelling performance under the direction of Lee Cooley. The show runs through August 28th at Stage Left Productions in Surprise, AZ, with follow-up presentations at the Irish Cultural Center in Phoenix.
BWW Review: CAMELOT at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

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.
Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Greasepaint's REEFER MADNESS Leads Best Musical!

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 MADNESS Leads Best Musical!

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 MADNESS Leads Best Musical!

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!

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 Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents A BENCH IN THE SUN

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.
BWW Review: ORSON WELLES at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre

Don Bluth Front Row Theatre debuts their new venue with ORSON WELLES, a one-man theatrical biography of the acclaimed actor/filmmaker. It’s a pleasant 80 minutes featuring Keath Hall’s expert performance of an unambitious script. 
BWW Interview: ORSON WELLES at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre ~ A Conversation with Director Lee Cooley

On April 22nd, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre brings Michael Druxman’s play, ORSON WELLES, to the stage. In advance of its upcoming premiere: a conversation with director Lee Cooley about The Great One and the production.
BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER ~ True Colors Laid Bare

Director Cheryl Schaar does a yeoman's job in interpreting Todd Kreidler's intention in the stage adaptation of GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER ~ assembling an outstanding cast, and creating a well-paced and engaging production at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre, running through September 28th.
BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents DEATHTRAP - Bristling With Wit And Suspense

In its current iteration at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre in Scottsdale, Ira Levin's masterpiece thriller, DEATHTRAP, craftily directed by Lee Cooley and featuring killer performances by Jim Coates and James Gerardi, ticks and tocks like clockwork, with characteristic twists of plot, heightened by a superb cast, making for a riveting and thoroughly enjoyable production. Runs through June 29th.
BWW Review: BEAU JEST - A Delightful And Fun Cooley-Directed Family Comedy

BEAU JEST, Don Bluth Front Row Theatre's season opener, features the welcome directorial debut of Lee Cooley, aided and abetted by a solid cast ~ Hillary Low, eric Bond, Jared Kitch, Patty Stephens, Jim Coates, and Robert Jahanfar ~ in a fun and highly entertaining family comedy…with a strong heartbeat. Runs through September 29th.
BWW Review: Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Presents HARVEY Lee Cooley Glows As Elwood P. Dowd

The Chase is on at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre. That is, Mary Chase's comedy, HARVEY, that (beyond her other plays and children's stories) made her famous (a Pulitzer Prize) and gave James Stewart one of his truly classic roles. Lee Cooley, with an impeccable sense of character and comic timing, endows Elwood P. Dowd with an irresistible likability. He captures the mannerisms, even the tongue in cheek, of a gentleman drinker who knows more than he may let on and plays his counterparts to the hilt. The show runs through February 24th.

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