BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at Des Moines Young Artist Theatre: Happiness is...BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN at Des Moines Young Artist Theatre: Happiness is...
by DC Felton - Feb 16, 2019

What is happiness? I think this is something we forget about all too often. And who better to remind us what happiness is than a group of young artists performing. Happiness is… going to Des Moines Young Artist Theatre's production of “You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown”. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings Comfort and Joy at Iowa Stage Theatre CompanyBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Brings Comfort and Joy at Iowa Stage Theatre Company
by Zachary James - Dec 18, 2017

Love and joy come to you , and come to you it may if you have the chance to join Iowa Stage Theatre Company as they bring 2017 to a close with A Christmas Carol. In this digital age as we increasingly turn to our screens for happy endorphins, the holidays are the perfect time to partake in the unforgettable joy and magic of sharing live arts with loved ones. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Announces 2017 Dionysos Awards Honorees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse held the 2017 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The theatre honored 21 backstage, front-of-house, and education volunteers, and announced 10 acting award winners. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at The Des Moines Playhouse
by Nolan Boggess - Jul 15, 2017

This production of The Music Man will lift your spirits and remind you of a great staple of American musical theatre, even if it does need some modern rewrites. (more...)

DM Playhouse to Host 2017 Dionysos Awards This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse for the 2016-17 Dionysos Awards on Sunday, July 23. The Dionysos Awards celebrates the contributions of more than 1,700 individuals, giving 77,000 hours annually as actors, backstage crews, and front-of-house volunteers.   (more...)

BWW Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at The Des Moines Playhouse
by Nolan Boggess - Mar 24, 2017

It is a known fact that any cold heart can be warmed by a seven foot mute monster in tap shoes singing Irving Berlin's "Puttin' on the Ritz". If you happen to be a fan of Mel Brooks' film Young Frankenstein, you already know this. But, if you happen to be like me and have never seen the iconic film, you need to go see The Des Moines Playhouse's production of Young Frankenstein immediately. (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Comes Alive at Des Moines Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents "The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein,' Mar. 17-Apr. 9. Tickets may be purchased online at dmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Entertains in Face of Controversy at The Des Moines Playhouse
by Nolan Boggess - Oct 20, 2016

Amidst months of controversy and questioning, Des Moines Playhouse's West Side Story succeeds to be one of the best and emotionally charged shows Des Moines has seen in a while. That is, if one can get past the apparent lack of Latinx actors in the show.  (more...)

5th Floor Productions Presents ASSASSINS, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2011

5th Floor Productions will revive the musical Assassins for a limited run at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, Assassins will open June 22nd for six performances through June 26th. (more...)

5th Floor Productions Presents ASSASSINS, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

5th Floor Productions will revive the musical Assassins for a limited run at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Chelsea. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, Assassins will open June 22nd for six performances through June 26th. (more...)

The Cabaret Chronicles: Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano and a Fabulous Cast Party!
by Jenna Esposito - Aug 22, 2009

Jenna gives a rundown of where she's been and who she's seen in the world of cabaret (and sometimes beyond!) in the past week. The past week's events included Eric Comstock & Barbara Fasano at Feinsteins, as well as a wonderful Cast Party at Birdland! (more...)

Broadway Blogs - Broadway's Rising Stars: The Names In Tomorrow's Papers and More...
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2009

Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Monday, July 27, 2009. (more...)

Review - Broadway's Rising Stars: The Names In Tomorrow's Papers
by Kristin Salaky - Jul 27, 2009

While the title of Town Hall's third annual production of Broadway's Rising Stars suggests a look into the future, I prefer to linger a bit in the present. With a cast consisting of 22 recent grads from such musical theatre savvy institutions as NYU, Carnegie Mellon, AMDA and The Cincinnati Conservatory, all hand picked by creator/writer/host Scott Siegel, his partner in both life and reviewing, Barbara, plus directors Emily Skinner and Scott Coulter, this was a night to treasure the youthful love of the type of songs and the styles of singing that have helped make musical theatre this city's major export to the world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Broadway's Rising Stars III' at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 23, 2009

The Town Hall continues to present acclaimed Broadway concerts this July with its 3rd Annual Summer Broadway Festival. Presented on three consecutive Monday nights at 8PM, The Town Hall's 3rd Annual Summer Broadway Festival continued with Broadway's Rising Stars on Monday, July 20th at 8PM. (more...)