Ford's Theatre Has Announced Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS Ford's Theatre Has Announced Casting for GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Ford's Theatre Society announced full casting and design team for Guys and Dolls, directed by Peter Flynn. The production features Maria Egler as Miss Adelaide, Joe Mallon as Nathan Detroit, Bueka Uwemedimo as Sky Masterson and Karen Vincent as Sarah Brown. The musical features showstoppers 'Luck be a Lady,' 'Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat,' 'Take Back Your Mink' and more, and plays March 13 to May 20, 2020, at historic Ford's Theatre. The production is recommended for ages 10 and older. (more...)

Olney Theatre Center Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Olney Theatre Center Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

Olney Theatre Center presents its biggest, most technically challenging musical to-date when it produces Singin In The Rain, November 8, 2019 - January 5, 2020, directed by Marcos Santana. Santana, who directed and choreographed In The Heights, which won the 2018 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Musical Production, is joined by choreographer Grady Bowman who choreographed 2017's My Fair Lady. Press is invited to attend the performance on Thursday, November 14 at 8:00pm. Keeping with its tradition of partnering with community oriented non-profits during its holiday productions, Olney Theatre will be accepting donations of new or gently used coats to be distributed to community members in-need by One Warm Coat. (more...)

Cabaret Opens Season At Olney Theatre Center Cabaret Opens Season At Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

Olney Theatre Center launches the 2019-2020 season on the Mainstage with Kander and Ebb's CABARET directed by Alan Paul (August 28 - October 6, 2019). Broadway veteran Alexandra Silber, who played Guinevere in Paul's 2019 Helen Hayes Award-winning production of Camelot, and Tzeitel in the acclaimed Bart Sher revival of Fiddler on the Roof, will star as Sally Bowles, the flamboyant showgirl carried away by the glitz and debauchery of Weimar Berlin. Invited press night is Saturday, August 31 at 8:00pm. (more...)

One Night Only Concert Of CHILDREN OF EDEN Closes Applause Series At Olney One Night Only Concert Of CHILDREN OF EDEN Closes Applause Series At Olney
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019

The inaugural season of Olney Theatre's Center's Applause Concert Series comes to a close Friday, July 26 at 8:00pm with a one-night-only performance of Children of Eden, a lesser-known work by Stephen Schwartz, the creator of such hits as Wicked, Pippin and Godspell. The concert, featuring a full cast of DC luminaries and a large on-stage orchestra is directed by Kevin McAllister who pulls double duty, also acting and singing the role of The Father. Christopher Youstra, Olney Theatre's Associate Artistic DirectorDirector of Music Theatre and the series curator serves as music director and conductor. Tickets are $60 and can be purchased online at olneytheatre.orgapplause. (more...)

BWW Review: MATILDA at Olney Theatre Center- A Wondrous Musical Fit for Families to Enjoy BWW Review: MATILDA at Olney Theatre Center- A Wondrous Musical Fit for Families to Enjoy
by Charles Shubow - Jul 2, 2019

Let me admit when I saw MATILDA on Broadway in 2013 (winner of 5 Tony Awards), I did not enjoy it. I just could not understand the character of the buffoon Miss Trunchbell, the Olympian hammer throwing athletic principal of Matilda's school. He was the villain of all villains. (more...)

Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Gets Resident Premiere At Olney Theatre Center Roald Dahl's MATILDA THE MUSICAL Gets Resident Premiere At Olney Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Olney Theatre Center offers its fourth musical production of the 2018-19 Season on the Mainstage, with the Tony Award-winning Roald Dahl's Matilda The Musical (June 21 - July 21, 2019), directed by Peter Flynn, fresh off the rave reviews for his acclaimed revival of Into the Woods at Ford's Theatre. Invited Press Night is Thursday, June 27 at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Feature: Inside the 2019 Helen Hayes Awards BWW Feature: Inside the 2019 Helen Hayes Awards
by Jack Read - May 20, 2019

Every year, hundreds of theatre artists and patrons gather to honor the work done on stage from the previous year. But just as important as getting the chance to acknowledge the craft of their peers are the many reunions that take place. Though the 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards began at 7:30pm on May 13, the celebrating started much earlier as collaborators from productions both big and small started reuniting on the Waterfront, then quickly bled into The Anthem. Things got underway quickly; after hosts Felicia Curry and Rick Hammerly provided a snappy intro, the winners of the 47 categories were unveiled in a timely fashion, though never at the expense of the acceptance speeches. The Helen Hayes are never a short show, but last night, they ended just a hair after 10:30pm, a relatively early end before the afterparty. These are theatre artists we're talking about - pacing is everything. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature Review Roundup: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Signature Theatre presents the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco and choreographed by Jared Grimes. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre Photo Flash: SCOTTSBORO BOYS Celebrates Opening Night at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Signature Theatre presents the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco and choreographed by Jared Grimes.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature Photo Flash: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Signature
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Signature Theatre presents the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco and choreographed by Jared Grimes. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Commencing in Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of A Shameful Time in Our History Part 2 BWW Interview: Commencing in Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of A Shameful Time in Our History Part 2
by Elliot Lanes - May 30, 2018

Last week, I introduced you to ten performers in Signature Theatre's current production of Kander and Ebb's final, complete collaboration, The Scottsboro Boys, which runs through July 1st. This included eight of the nine gentlemen who play the African American men who were falsely accused of raping two Caucasian women, as well as two others who play the minstrel characters known as Mr. Bones and Mr. Tambo. (more...)

Exclusive: First Look At Signature's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in D.C.! Exclusive: First Look At Signature's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in D.C.!
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2018

Get a first look at Signature Theatre's D.C. premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Signature's Jelly's Last Jam). John Kander and Fred Ebb's final musical collaboration premiered on Broadway in 2010 and was heralded as 'an absolute marvel' by The Associated Press. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: Commencing In Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of a Shameful Time in Our History " Part 1 BWW INTERVIEW: Commencing In Shirlington, Signature Theatre's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Shows an All Too Real Account of a Shameful Time in Our History " Part 1
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2018

I always say the best kind of theater educates as well as entertains. If you walk out of the theater a little uncomfortable about what you just saw then a piece like The Scottsboro Boys has done its job in full. The final complete collaboration of Broadway's legendary writing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb tells the story of nine young African American men falsely accused of raping two young Caucasian women in the 1930s. Signature Theatre is currently presenting this groundbreaking musical now through July 1st. (more...)

VIDEO: Signature Theatre Teases THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS In New Trailer VIDEO: Signature Theatre Teases THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS In New Trailer
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Signature Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Signature's Jelly's Last Jam). John Kander and Fred Ebb's final musical collaboration premiered on Broadway in 2010 and was heralded as 'an absolute marvel' by The Associated Press. The Scottsboro Boys is centered around nine young African-American teenagers who were ripped off a train in 1931, falsely accused of a crime, hastily tried and sentenced to death in an outrageous disregard of due process. The Scottsboro Boys will run from May 22 - July 1 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces its Full Cast and Creative Team for THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Signature Theatre Announces its Full Cast and Creative Team for THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Signature Theatre announces the full cast and creative team for the DC premiere of The Scottsboro Boys directed by Signature Theatre's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Jesus Christ Superstar, Gypsy) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Signature's Jelly's Last Jam). John Kander and Fred Ebb's final musical collaboration premiered on Broadway in 2010 and was heralded as 'an absolute marvel' by The Associated Press. The Scottsboro Boys is centered around nine young African-American teenagers who were ripped off a train in 1931, falsely accused of a crime, hastily tried and sentenced to death in an outrageous disregard of due process. The Scottsboro Boys will run from May 22 - July 1 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Social: CRAZY FOR YOU's Danny Gardner Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today Social: CRAZY FOR YOU's Danny Gardner Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

Danny Gardner, currently starring opposite Ashley Spencer in Signature's CRAZY FOR YOU, takes us behind the scenes with him today on Instagram! (more...)

Review Roundup: CRAZY FOR YOU at Signature Theatre - What Did The Critics Think? Review Roundup: CRAZY FOR YOU at Signature Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

CRAZY FOR YOU runs at Signature Theatre through January 14, 2018. The show has music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Ken Ludwig. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Danny Gardner, Ashley Spencer and More in CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre Photo Flash: First Look at Danny Gardner, Ashley Spencer and More in CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Signature Theatre presents The Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You runs now through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre VIDEO: Watch Highlights from CRAZY FOR YOU at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Signature Theatre presents the Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You runs now through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Check out a brand-new trailer for the show below! (more...)

Starry CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Tonight at D.C.'s Signature Theatre Starry CRAZY FOR YOU Begins Tonight at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Signature Theatre presents The Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production is directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's West Side Story, La Cage Aux Folles) with choreography by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Holiday Inn, Honeymoon in Vegas). Crazy for You will run from tonight, November 7, 2017, through January 14, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

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