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Original JERSEY BOYS Star Daniel Reichard Returns to Birdland Stage Photo Original JERSEY BOYS Star Daniel Reichard Returns to Birdland Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2021

Daniel Reichard, who created the role of Bob Gaudio in the Original Broadway Cast of JERSEY BOYS, will return to the world-famous Birdland Jazz Club stage in New York City on December 20, 2021 at 7pm with his new show, ‚ÄúLet's Christmas!‚ÄĚ

BWW Review: AMERICAN SON at TheaterWorks Photo BWW Review: AMERICAN SON at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 27, 2019

Sometimes the most powerful theatrical experiences are the ones that hit closest to home. In today's America, with racial and political divides growing ever wider and tensions building to a breaking point, it might just be a play like Christopher Demos-Brown's AMERICAN SON that will shine the brightest light on these issues, not only pointing out the flaws and imperfections, but providing a spotlight for all of us to truly see. And, by offering this intense and thought-provoking piece as its opening play (of the season and of their newly remodeled space), TheaterWorks Hartford boldly illustrates why it is well-qualified and well-appointed to deliver such a powerful night of theatre.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY at Hartford Stage? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY at Hartford Stage?
by Alan Henry - Feb 1, 2019

THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY had it's world premiere on January 10th and is running through February 3rd, 2019 at Hartford Stage in Connecticut!

BWW Review: THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY at Hartford Stage Photo BWW Review: THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY at Hartford Stage
by Joseph Harrison - Jan 26, 2019

When a couple decides to wed, it is typically a joyous occasion. It's a moment in their lives worth celebrating with friends and family. Oftentimes, soon after comes an engagement party where gifts are presented, toasts are made, and everyone present celebrates the happy couple. At least that is what is supposed to happen. In Hartford Stage's presentation of the world premiere of Samuel Baum's play THE ENGAGEMENT PARTY, things begin in this typical fashion, but with one unexpected event, quickly devolve into a dramatic, captivating, and revealing evening that will change the lives of those present forever.

BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at TheaterWorks Photo BWW Review: THE INVISIBLE HAND at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Jun 9, 2018

Money is a funny thing. It has a certain pull to it that has been inspiring (and corrupting) people since the beginning of time. Those who understand the complex world of money and finance can be assets to their employers (and themselves), and in some rare cases, such as the harrowing tale behind Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND, money can be a life-saver.

Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway Photo Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), plays The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) opening tonight, November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman.

Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway Photo Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), will play The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) beginning tonight, November 7th, and opening on November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman.

Star-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIET Photo Star-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's classic love story, with a cast of 20, period costuming, sword fights, and scenic design by a Tony Award winner, will be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Mark Lamos at Westport Country Playhouse, from October 31 through November 19. This is the first time the beloved play has been produced in the history of the Playhouse's 87 seasons.

Star-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIET Photo Star-Cross'd Lovers Headed to Westport Country Playhouse in ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare's classic love story, with a cast of 20, period costuming, sword fights, and scenic design by a Tony Award winner, will be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Mark Lamos at Westport Country Playhouse, from October 31 through November 19. This is the first time the beloved play has been produced in the history of the Playhouse's 87 seasons.

CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Sets November Closing Off-Broadway Photo CURVY WIDOW, Starring Nancy Opel, Sets November Closing Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Curvy Widow, the new musical comedy with a book by Bobby Goldman, music and lyrics by Drew Brody (Broadway: Oh Hello; Cutman), and directed by Peter Flynn (Rhapsody in Seth; Two Rooms), will close at the Westside Theatre on Sunday, November 5, 2017.

Matthew Richard Videos

VIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse Videoplay
VIDEO: APPROPRIATE Comes to Westport Country Playhouse

by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2017

"Appropriate," the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, will be staged at Westport Country Playhouse, from August 15 through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director.

STAGE TUBE: Brandi Burkhardt and Caitlin Cohn Talk Center Stage's THE SECRET GARDEN on Fox Baltimore
by Stage Tube - Nov 16, 2015

Center Stage presents the family musicalThe Secret Garden, based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. In the video below, actresses Brandi Burkhardt and Caitlin Cohn talk to Fox Baltimore about the show.  Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of THE SECRET GARDEN at The Cincinnati Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2015

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park opens its 2015-16 season with the heartwarming, soaring musical THE SECRET GARDEN, based on the enduring family classic penned more than a century ago by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Winner of three Tony Awards on Broadway, with book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon, THE SECRET GARDEN runs Sept. 5-Oct. 3 in the Playhouse's Robert S. Marx Theatre.  Check out a first look at highlights below!