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Photo Coverage: Inside MY BELOVED - A Ted Bundy Musical In Concert Photo Photo Coverage: Inside MY BELOVED - A Ted Bundy Musical In Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2019

My Beloved: A Ted Bundy Musical, which has book, music and lyrics by Clint Edwards, tells the story of serial killer Ted Bundy through the eyes of his long-time girlfriend Elizabeth Kloepfer, and the lawman who relentlessly pursued him, Detective Robert Keppel.

BWW Review: 76 Reasons to See THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: 76 Reasons to See THE MUSIC MAN at the Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Peter Nason - Nov 23, 2018

It will tap its way into your heart.

Photo Flash: Asolo Rep Kicks Off 60th Season with THE MUSIC MAN Photo Photo Flash: Asolo Rep Kicks Off 60th Season with THE MUSIC MAN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 19, 2018

Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its 60th season with a highly imaginative production of Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning exuberant masterpiece THE MUSIC MAN. Directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies), this tap dancing-infused production stars legendary Broadway song and dance man Noah Racey as Harold Hill.

Asolo Rep Announces Complete Casting For Jeff Calhoun-Helmed Production Of THE MUSIC  Photo Asolo Rep Announces Complete Casting For Jeff Calhoun-Helmed Production Of THE MUSIC MAN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 11, 2018

Asolo Rep proudly kicks off its 60th season with a highly imaginative production of Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning exuberant masterpiece THE MUSIC MAN. Directed by Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies), this tap dancing-infused production stars legendary Broadway song and dance man Noah Racey as Harold Hill. Calhoun and Racey previously collaborated on the smash hit world premiere of Noah Racey's Pulse at Asolo Rep in 2013. The perfect family holiday outing, THE MUSIC MAN begins previews on November 13, opens November 17 and runs through December 29 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.

BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at North Shore Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: JEKYLL & HYDE at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Sep 27, 2018

Jekyll & Hyde opened last night at North Shore Music theatre (NSMT) to yet another standing ovation and thunderous applause. Overall the evening was a winner.

Full Cast Announced For North Shore Music Theatre's Upcoming Production Of JEKYLL & H Photo Full Cast Announced For North Shore Music Theatre's Upcoming Production Of JEKYLL & HYDE
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2018

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has announced recording artists, Broadway veterans, and 'American Idol' finalists Constantine Maroulis and Diana DeGarmo will lead the cast of their upcoming production of Jekyll & Hyde (September 25 - October7), under the direction of Broadway's original Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli.

Andrea Goss and Matt Bogart To Lead Out of Town Premiere of Revised JANE EYRE Photo Andrea Goss and Matt Bogart To Lead Out of Town Premiere of Revised JANE EYRE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2018

Cleveland Musical Theatre (CMT) announced today its full cast & creative team for the theatre's revised world premiere of Jane Eyre, August 31 - September 9.

Tam Mutu, Stephanie Umoh and Juliette Goglia Lead Today's Reading of JANE EYRE Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The musical stage adaptation of Jane Eyre, which originally debuted on Broadway in 2000, will receive a new developmental reading presented by Cleveland Musical Theatre with an industry presentation today, July 19th, at Opera America in NYC.

Tam Mutu, Stephanie Umoh and Juliette Goglia to Lead Reading of JANE EYRE Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

The musical stage adaptation of Jane Eyre, which originally debuted on Broadway in 2000, will receive a new developmental reading presented by Cleveland Musical Theatre with an industry presentation on July 19th at Opera America in NYC.

Cast All Aboard for ANYTHING GOES at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Anything Goes has music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and the original 1934 production ran for over a year. The show is coming to Musicals Tonight!, March 14-26, and the full cast has just been announced.

Starry RAGTIME ON ELLIS ISLAND Sets Special Ticket Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Ragtime On Ellis Island is pleased to announce that a limited number of seats to the highly anticipated site-specific developmental concert on Monday, August 8, will be distributed to the public by way of an online ticket lottery

B-Side Productions to Present Lachuisa's THE WILD PARTY
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 29, 2016

The full cast has been announced for B-Side Productions' return of Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe's 2000 Broadway musical The Wild Party that will begin performances September 6th at the TBG Theatre for a run through September 17th.

Brian Stokes Mitchell and Andy Mientus Join Laura Michelle Kelly, Brandon Victor Dixon & More in RAGTIME on Ellis Island
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 18, 2016

Ragtime On Ellis Island just announced that Tony Award winner and Original Broadway cast member Brian Stokes Mitchell (Shuffle Along, Man of La Mancha) and acclaimed stage and television star Andy Mientus (Spring Awakening, Les Miserables) have joined the lineup of the highly anticipated site-specific developmental concert on Monday, August 8. The all-star cast, directed by Sammi Cannold (Violet on a moving bus at A.R.T; Assistant Director for Diane Paulus & Rachel Chavkin), will perform a selection of songs from the Tony Award-winning musical that features music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and a book by Terrence McNally. The concert is being presented by Suzanne Friedman with an eye towards an immersive, full production of the acclaimed American musical on Ellis Island in 2017.

Photo Flash: First Look at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's AUSTEN'S PRIDE: A NEW MUSICAL OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / Merry-Go-Round Playhouse Inc., headquartered in Auburn, N.Y., presents AUSTEN'S PRIDE: A NEW MUSICAL OF PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Nazareth College Arts Center's Callahan Theater from tonight, July 13, through July 24 as part of its regional expansion project and dynamic 2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Nominations Announced for 2nd Annual STAGE RAW AWARDS; Ceremony Held This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The answer to last year's question of whether the digital arts venture STAGE RAW could bring back its awards ceremony celebrating the best of LA's up-to-99-seat theaters, the answer is YES. STAGE RAW is pleased to announce the SECOND ANNUAL STAGE RAW LOS ANGELES THEATER AWARDS, championing the best work of 2015 in L.A.'s still-embattled theaters of up to 99-seats.

TO DANCE, A New Musical to Get Staged Reading
by Sally Henry Fuller - Jan 25, 2016

On February 1st, Adam Boncz, Halle Morse, and Elyse Sholk will present a one night only staged reading of TO DANCE, a new musical about acclaimed Russian Jewish ballet dancer, Valery Panov. Set in Cold War Russia, TO DANCE recounts the real life story of one man who refused to let the KGB take away his freedom of expression­­Valery Panov was born to dance!

DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015
by Don Grigware - Dec 28, 2015

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2015 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, or technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out.

BWW Reviews: A Classy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at MTW
by Don Grigware - Jul 14, 2015

To those newer generation theatre and movie fans who do not remember 1952's blockbuster hit film Singin' in the Rain, directors Stanley Donen and Gene Kelly, screenwriters Betty Comden and Adolph Green and costars Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds all contributed to making it the smash that it was... and still is. The zany lightweight hit transferred to the stage in the early 80s and showed the craziness that may have happened when the big movie studios were transitioning from silents to talkies in the late 20s. Now in a classy revival at Musical Theatre West (MTW) in Long Beach, it's all brought back to exuberantly colorful life by skilled director Jon Engstrom and a delicious company of triple threats through July 26 only.

BWW Reviews: Kelrik's SWEENEY TODD a Dynamite Hit at the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Apr 14, 2015

Sweeney Todd first bowed on Broadway in late 1979. Fortunately, I was in New York to witness the brilliant achievement of Hugh Wheeler and Stephen Sondheim, Angela Lansbury and Len Cariou and the entire creative team. Kelrik Productions is presenting the masterwork for the first time, hardly an easy task in a small intimate theatre space such as the Monroe Forum Theatre of the El Portal. Well, let me tell you, they may be exceedingly proud of this production, as it replicates just about everything that the original achieved, minus a full orchestra. Every detail, every move and every musical beat are in line with wonderful musical director Joe Lawrence at the piano. With a perfect cast and brilliantly inventive direction and staging from Kristin Towers-Rowles, this Sweeney Todd could not be better.

Kelrik Productions Presents SWEENEY TODD, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

SWEENEY TODD, the Tony Award-winning musical, sails into the Monroe Forum Theatre @ El Portal tonight, April 10 to May 10, 2015. Based on a version of SWEENEY TODD by Christopher Bond, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Hugh Wheeler, it's a tragicomic tale of murder, mayhem, and meat pies.

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