Grand Center Inc. Announces 2011 Honorees of the 9th Annual Visionary Awards
by Chris Gibson - Mar 1, 2011

Grand Center Inc. and presenting sponsor Brown Shoe proudly announce the 2011 honorees of the Ninth Annual Visionary Awards, which recognizes women for their contributions to the St. Louis arts community: Juanita Hinshaw, Noemi Neidorff, Helen Gannon, Barbara Harbach, Yvette Woods, Kathleen Sitzer and Dail Chambers. The ceremony will be held May 17 at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Marvin Hamlisch
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2010

On Tuesday night I had the privilege of conducting an InDepth InterView with legendary composer, conductor and musical director Marvin Hamlisch. The three-time Oscar-winner has also won a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony, Emmys and Golden Globes making him the only individual besides Richard Rodgers to accomplish as much in his forty-year-plus career. His scores for A CHORUS LINE, THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG and SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, along with his work on classic films like THE WAY WE WERE and THE STING surely cement his place in the pantheon of great American artists, a legend in his own time. On Monday night he also participated - accompanying Idina Menzel on a song from A CHORUS LINE - in the White House celebration of Broadway also starring Nathan Lane, Idina Menzel, Audra McDonald and the First Family themselves which will be airing on PBS in October. He also hosts the 70s music special THE WAY WE WERE, MUSIC OF THE SEVENTIES airing in August on PBS, as well. (more...)

BWW Reviews: OUR TOWN Extends Thru April 25 at Everyman Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 21, 2010

Terrific Production Deserves to Be Seen (more...)

Broadway Blogs - Little House on the Prairie: Look To The (Golden) Rainbow and More...
by - Oct 5, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Monday, October 5, 2009. (more...)

Review - Little House on the Prairie: Look To The (Golden) Rainbow
by Kristin Salaky - Oct 5, 2009

One of the most interesting chapters in William Goldman's classic book of commercial Broadway, The Season, involves the pre-opening troubles with the musical, Golden Rainbow. (Yes, I'm beginning a review of Little House on the Prairie with an anecdote about a glitzy Steve & Eydie vehicle. Just go along with me on this.) Although the musical had a huge advance sale thanks to the popularity of its husband and wife stars, everyone agreed the book was a disaster. But, according to Goldman, spirits were boosted a bit when rumors started circulating that Neil Simon - who was not only the hottest playwright on Broadway at the time but a guy known for anonymously helping to doctor other shows that were in need of laughs - would be coming in to punch up the script. In the meantime another writer was recruited and told that he didn't have to come up with anything clever; just to write a straightforward, competent book that made sense of the story. Neil Simon would come in later and provide the gags. (P.S. He never did.) (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY & More Set For IU Opera & Ballet Theater's 2009-10 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2009

Comedy, tragedy, magic, madness, jealousy, deceit and fantasy all will take center stage at IU Bloomington's Musical Arts Center during Indiana University Opera and Ballet Theater's 2009-2010 season. (more...)

Mitchell, New York City Opera Set For 2009 River To River Festival In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2009

Making music to the ears of budget-conscious audiences, the River To RiverĀ® Festival today unveiled a stellar line-up of completely free music, dance, and cultural events that firmly establishes Lower Manhattan as the city's summer arts capital. (more...)

Charles Strouse Celebrates 80th With A Year of Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2008

On June 7, 2008, Charles Strouse, the award winning composer of Annie, Bye Bye Birdie and some of the most popular music from the last 50 years of Broadway, film and television, turns 80. To mark the occasion, a year-long celebration of events including concerts, international tributes, revivals of popular favorites and premieres of new works will take place across the United States and around the world. (more...)

The Apple Tree: Golden Delicious
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2007

Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's 1966 charmer is given a sublime revival with Kristin Chenoweth, Brian d'Arcy James and Marc Kudisch all in scrumptious form. (more...)

New Rep Ignites Power of "Ragtime"
by Jan Nargi - May 6, 2006

Stellar performances and exquisite direction and design enrich this emerging American musical classic with heartfelt tenderness and explosive drama (more...)

Stritch, Caldwell, Seldes, Albee, Guare and More to Take Part in Harold Clurman Festival in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2006

Elaine Stritch, Zoe Caldwell, Marian Seldes, Edward Albee and John Guare will be among those taking part in the first annual Harold Clurman Festival of the Arts from May 5th through 8th (more...)

The Apple Tree: A Season's Worth of Orchestrations
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2005

Rob Fisher's final production for Encores! showed off the many musical styles of Eddie Sauter (more...)

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Annual Open House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

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