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Al Kasha, Academy Award and Tony Nominated Composer and Songwriter, Dies at 83 Photo Al Kasha, Academy Award and Tony Nominated Composer and Songwriter, Dies at 83
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2020

Oscar winning and Tony nominated composer and songwriter Al Kasha passed away today, September 14th, in Los Angeles. He was 83 years old. 

The Muny Announces 2020 Season Creative Teams Photo The Muny Announces 2020 Season Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.

BWW Review: Ammons, Krebs Lead Entertaining SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Spring Photo BWW Review: Ammons, Krebs Lead Entertaining SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Springhouse
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 4, 2019

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, the 1982 stage musical borne of the 1954 film treatment based on a story by Stephen Vincent Benet, doesn't hold up as well in 2019 as many classic musical theater titles a?" what with its sexist storyline, ersatz score that longs to remind us of something by Rodgers and Hammerstein, and its meandering plot a?" but make no mistake about it: The production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, now onstage through this weekend at Smyrna's Springhouse Theatre Company is mighty entertaining, thanks to Paula K. Parker's talented cast who bring the show to life with vigor and commitment.

Granbury Theatre Company Presents SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Photo Granbury Theatre Company Presents SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Granbury Theatre Company will continue its 2019 Broadway on the Brazos season with the musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on April 26-May 27, 2019, at the historic Granbury Opera House in Downtown Granbury.

Photo Flash: IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Flash: IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

Two-time Academy Award winner and Tony Nominee, Al Kasha. Two-Time Tony winner producer Ron Dante, multiple award-winning hit songwriter Phil Swann, acclaimed author and poet, Sam Bennett, and director-choreographer Kay Cole have woven the two-year courtship of Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis into a funny and touching two-character musical that is both poignant, and endearing.  A true Hollywood love story made both human and timeless.

BWW Review: Sweet, Lovely One-Act Musical IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Bows at the El Porta Photo BWW Review: Sweet, Lovely One-Act Musical IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Bows at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Nov 13, 2018

In a Booth at Chasen's/The Real-Life Hollywood Romance of Ron and Nancy Reagan/book by Sam Bennett/music and lyrics by Al Kasha and Phil Swann/directed by Kay Cole/El Portal Theatre, Debbie Reynolds Mainstage/through December 16 Hollywood romances come and go, but certainly not that of Ron and Nancy Reagan. Those of us who witnessed Reagan's rise from movie actor in the 40s to president of SAG, then on to Governor of California and eventually to President of the United States where he served two terms from 1981 to 1989, know that he was not always the greatest politician...but certainly in comparison to today's standards, a good man...one who honestly loved his country. Nancy Davis had been a B actress in films and, it is often said, ran the White House for her husband during the 80s. We know the politics of those latter years and the rumors; what we do not know is how their relationship began...In a Booth at Chasen's restaurant in 1949. Now in a one-act musical that world premiered Sunday November 11 on the El Portal Mainstage, In a Booth at Chasen's plays on unti

Casting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El Portal Photo Casting Announced For IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S At El Portal
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.

Cast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Photo Cast Announced for IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.

IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Comes to El Portal - Tickets On Sale Sunday Photo IN A BOOTH AT CHASEN'S Comes to El Portal - Tickets On Sale Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

On November 15, 1949, in Hollywood, California, an up-and-coming young actress met a handsome movie star for dinner -- a blind date that changed history.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA! and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Headline 2018 Lin Photo SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA! and LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Headline 2018 Lineup at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

California Musical Theatre announces the 2018 lineup for Sacramento Music Circus, the 68th season for the venerable institution and the 16th at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.

Photo Flash: Theatre Wichita presents SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with a new rendition of the vibrant 1954 movie musical turned stage show Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, which opened June 28 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The second of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is part of the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan.

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is Joyous
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 21, 2017

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a joyous, nostalgic romp that is at once familiar and new.

Photo Flash: First Look at SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage, now through October 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, Starting Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage tonight, September 7, to October 1.

Analisa Leaming and Nathaniel Hackmann to Star in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Pull up your boots and hold onto your hats when this all-dancing, all-singing, all-new production of the rip-roarin' musical comedy classic bursts onto the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 7 to October 1.

VIDEOS: The 1970s Disaster Movies That Inspired DISASTER!
by Michael Dale - Mar 9, 2016

From earthquakes to tidal waves to shark attacks, it wasn't safe to go to the movies that decade.

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Begins 2/19 at Terrace Plaza Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

?The classic musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers dances its way onto our stage opening Feb. 19th! This family friendly show is set to be performed February 19th - April 2nd Monday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30pm.

Auditorium of Muzium Negara to Hold Special Musical DVD Screening of LOVING THE SILENT TEARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

A spectacular Broadway-style musical titled Loving the Silent Tears will be screened for the public on 9th August 2015 (Sunday) at the Auditorium of Muzium Negara Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Photo Flash: New Shots of Alex Gaumond and Laura Pitt-Pulford in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Regent's Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS opened at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre on 16th July, and BroadwayWorld has new shots of the company in action below!

Photo Flash Exclusive: First Look at Alex Gaumond & Laura Pitt-Pulford in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS
by Roy Tan - Jul 22, 2015

Led by Alex Gaumond as Adam and Laura Pitt-Pulford as Milly, the full cast of Seven Brides for Seven Brothersincludes Rosanna Bates, David Burrows, Angela M. Caesar, Leon Cooke, Eamonn Cox, Jacob Fisher,Charlene Ford, Steve Fortune, Trevor Michael Georges,Bob Harms, Bethany Huckle, Frankie Jenna, James Leece, Philip Marriott, Dylan Mason, Natasha Mould, Peter Nash, Sam O'Rourke, Ryan Pidgen, Adam Rhys-Charles,Karli Vale, Annie Wensak, Matthew Whennell-Clark, Ed White and Emma Woods.

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