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Ron Murphy

 

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[Regional (US), 2004]
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Lauren Marshall Murphy, Weslie Webster and Ron Murphy Photo

Lauren Marshall Murphy, Weslie Webster and Ron Murphy

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01/08/2013
Leila Nelson, Weslie Webster, Lauren Marshall Murphy, Ron Murphy and Jeffrey Ellis Photo

Leila Nelson, Weslie Webster, Lauren Marshall Murphy, Ron Murphy and Jeffrey Ellis

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01/08/2013
Leila Nelson, Jeffrey Ellis, Weslie Webster, Lauren Marshall Murphy and Ron Murphy Photo

Leila Nelson, Jeffrey Ellis, Weslie Webster, Lauren Marshall Murphy and Ron Murphy

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Date:
01/08/2013

 

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BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Magic and Fun to Crossville's Cumberland C Photo BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Magic and Fun to Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 3, 2019

Luckily, for audiences at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse (where Elf, The Musical runs through December 21 in a delightful and sparkling production helmed by producing director Bryce McDonald), the role of Buddy is entrusted to Chris Hallowes, who has proven himself the personification of the term a?oesong-and-dance mana?? during his tenure at the Playhouse, and who once again proves his mettle with his latest onstage assignment. Were it not for the fact we've always considered Hallowes a star, we'd say Buddy is a starmaking performance for him.

BWW Review: WINTER WONDERETTES Takes You On a Delightful Holiday Trip at Cumberland C Photo BWW Review: WINTER WONDERETTES Takes You On a Delightful Holiday Trip at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 26, 2019

There's no better way to ease into the hijinks and hubbub of the holiday season than with a nostalgic trip down memory lane with the awesomely talented, tremendously charming and oh-so-delightful quartet, aka the Marvelous Wonderettes, in Roger Bean's confectionary Winter Wonderettes, the seasonal follow-up to his popular The Marvelous Wonderettes, which first introduced us to Cindy Lou, Betty Jean, Suzy and Missy.

BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a Monster Hit With Ha Photo BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a Monster Hit With Hancock at the Helm
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 22, 2019

Who'd have ever thought a seven-foot-tall, dark, handsome and green chap a?' crafted from the bits and pieces of various fellows gone home to meet their maker, as it were a?' could prove to be so likable, charming and, we daresay, sexy? But leave it to Mel Brooks (and Gene Wilder, his co-writer on the 1974 film) to create such a protagonist and to surround him with memorable characters in a story set to music that's a wonderful homage to the very best of classic Broadway and silver screen musicals!

BWW Review: Lazzaro and Donegan Lead Dazzling JOSEPH... Revival at Cumberland County  Photo BWW Review: Lazzaro and Donegan Lead Dazzling JOSEPH... Revival at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 2, 2019

Powerhouse vocals from its two leading players (Anthony Lazzaro and Cassie Donegan), along with focused direction, spirited choreography, effusive music coming from the pit and an eye-popping visual design aesthetic combine to make Cumberland County Playhouse's most recent iteration of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat another in a long line of onstage hits sure to attract audiences eager to escape the sultry heat of a Tennessee summer.

BWW Review: Fascinating MATILDA Brings Her Magic to Cumberland County Playhouse Throu Photo BWW Review: Fascinating MATILDA Brings Her Magic to Cumberland County Playhouse Through August 18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 2, 2019

Now, through August 18, audiences at Crossville's Cumberland County Playhouse have the opportunity to fall in love with Matilda and her ragtag and inspiring band of schoolmates as they take on an adventure that is certain to delight and to engage. Directed by Jess Griffin and featuring a cast of fresh and energetic performers who bring Matilda The Musical to glorious life onstage, CCP has another resounding hit to its credit, which might be quite unlike anything that's come before it and heralds even more technical and design innovation that sets the company apart from all others in the region.

BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse's FOREVER PLAID Offers Heavenly Music and Oth Photo BWW Review: Cumberland County Playhouse's FOREVER PLAID Offers Heavenly Music and Other-worldly Comedy
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2019

Certainly, if you're lucky enough to spend a scant two hours in the company of Cumberland County Playhouse's Forever Plaid - comprised of Chris Hallowes, Ross Griffin, Paul Gary and Justin Burr - you'll feel like you've been good, thanks to their heavenly harmonies, delightful performances and all-around good-guy affability.

BWW Review: Christine Rowan is a Revelation in Cumberland County Playhouse's BRIGHT S Photo BWW Review: Christine Rowan is a Revelation in Cumberland County Playhouse's BRIGHT STAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2019

'Based on a true incident' seems a phrase best reserved for a hardboiled television detective series, circa 1954 - perhaps followed by a title card reading, 'A Quinn Martin Production' (if you're of a certain vintage, you'll get my meaning) - but in the case of Bright Star, the Tony Award-nominated musical by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell now onstage at Cumberland County Playhouse through June 6, it's definitely fitting.

First Night's Top Ten of 2018 Announced in Nashville Tonight Photo First Night's Top Ten of 2018 Announced in Nashville Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018

In anticipation of the gala 30th anniversary celebration of The First Night Awards, Tennessee's best and brightest in live theater were revealed tonight as First Night's Top Ten of 2018 - reviewer and critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual recognition for theater in the Volunteer State - were announced during a Facebook Live presentation from Nashville.

BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Style at Cu Photo BWW Review: IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN Kicks Off The Holiday Season With Style at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 4, 2018

What better way to leave behind the turmoil of the modern world than by indulging in a bright, shiny new musical burnished with the warm glow of nostalgia and featuring a score by the inimitable Irving Berlin? We can't imagine anything more fun - or more timely, for that matter - than a couple of hours or more spent in the audience of Cumberland County Playhouse to experience the company's latest musical treat: Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn.

BWW Review: Director McDonald Raises the Bar With CCP's Remarkable SWEENEY TODD Photo BWW Review: Director McDonald Raises the Bar With CCP's Remarkable SWEENEY TODD
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 21, 2018

Fog comes billowing out over the footlights, bringing with it a pervasive sense of foreboding that sets the tone for the next three hours of what is - without any fear of exaggeration - the most satisfying theatrical experience of 2018. Eye-poppingly gorgeous, with a design aesthetic that's perfectly wedded to the source material provided by composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book writer Hugh Wheeler, and featuring some of the most electrifying performances we've ever witnessed at Cumberland County Playhouse (where they know a thing or 100 about staging musicals), Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is spectacular.

Ron Murphy Videos

VIDEO: HAMILTON Star Daveed Diggs Lays Out Epic Analysis of Hillary vs. Trump
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Today Humanity for Hillary premiered a new video written and directed by Humanity for Hillary executive director Laura Dawn and ART NOT WAR co-founder Daron Murphy.  The video stars Grammy and Tony award winning actor and rapper, Daveed Diggs of Hamilton.  

STAGE TUBE: ART ISN'T EASY Benefit Cabaret at Cumberland County Playhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 27, 2012

Weslie Webster and Ron Murphy will combine efforts once again to bring a special benefit cabaret for the Shanks Center for the Arts-Art Isn't Easy, set for Saturday, April 28-featuring some of Cumberland County Playhouse's finest performers for an evening of music, dance and more. Art Isn't Easy: A Celebration of the Joys and Challenges of the Creative Life (the cabaret's title is taken from a lyric in the score of Stephen Sondheim's 1983 musical Sunday in the Park With George) will feature such Playhouse favorites Daniel Black, Lauren Marshall Murphy, Leila Nelson, Lindy Pendzick, Greg Pendzick, Austin Price, Michael Ruff and more.

STAGE TUBE: Art Isn't Easy Cabaret at Cumberland County Playhouse 4/28
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 28, 2012

Weslie Webster and Ron Murphy will combine efforts once again to bring a special benefit cabaret for the Shanks Center for the Arts-Art Isn't Easy, set for Saturday, April 28-featuring some of Cumberland County Playhouse's finest performers for an evening of music, dance and more. Art Isn't Easy: A Celebration of the Joys and Challenges of the Creative Life (the cabaret's title is taken from a lyric in the score of Stephen Sondheim's 1983 musical Sunday in the Park With George) will feature such Playhouse favorites Daniel Black, Lauren Marshall Murphy, Leila Nelson, Lindy Pendzick, Greg Pendzick, Austin Price, Michael Ruff and more.

STAGE TUBE: Video Teaser for Cumberland County Playhouse's CHICAGO
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 25, 2011

Cumberland County Playhouse's CHICAGO is the talk of the town...you don't want to miss out on the fun so call and get your tickets now at 931-484-5000 or www.ccplayhouse.com. Enjoy this little tease and then grab your friends and come on down. Rated PG13.

STAGE TUBE: The Men of Cumberland County Playhouse's CHICAGO
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 14, 2011

Summer in Tennessee sizzles as Cumberland County Playhouse turns up the heat with its production of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, opening July 21 in an all-new staging that brings the 1920s roaring back. Chicago features music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb (the team behind Cabaret, Steel Pier and The Scottsboro Boys). In this video, get to know the Men of Chicago!