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The 5th Avenue Theatre's Third Annual NEXTFEST: A FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Launches T Photo The 5th Avenue Theatre's Third Annual NEXTFEST: A FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Launches This Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 22, 2018

The 5th Avenue Theatre is a vibrant hive of musical theater activity as the projects of NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals have started rehearsals this week. A three-week musical theater intensive development cycle, NextFest has played a role in the creation of musicals ranging from Persuasion by Harold Taw and Chris Jeffries (Taproot Theatre, 2017) to  Come From Away by Irene Carl Sankoff and David Hein (Broadway). Nationally recognized for its contribution to the contemporary musical theater cannon, The 5th Avenue Theatre is a celebrated incubator for new musicals. Each year, the nationally renowned theater company connects writers at all stages of development with some of the region's most brilliant performers, giving life to the words on the page and allowing book writers, composers and lyricists to see their work in action. This year's various works are brought to life by Alexandria Henderson, Justin Huertas, Matthew Kacergis, Shaunyce Omar, Brandon O'Neill, Timothy Piggee, Hannah Schuerman, Billie Wildrick and many more.

Join Obsidian Theater at The Kit Kat Club this Spring During CABARET: DAS MUSICAL Photo Join Obsidian Theater at The Kit Kat Club this Spring During CABARET: DAS MUSICAL
by Julie Musbach - Jan 31, 2018

Winner of four Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Circle Critic Awards, the 1998 revival of Cabaret is the first musical of the Obsidian Theater's 2018 season. Come forget all of your troubles at the Kit Kat Club, April 12 - May 5, 2018.

UW Musical Theater Program Presents ANYTHING GOES Photo UW Musical Theater Program Presents ANYTHING GOES
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2018

Theater Program presents its fourth annual production, Anything Goes, directed by 5th Avenue Theatre Casting Director Kelsey Thorgalsen. The show runs March 9th though 18th, with previews March 7th and 8th, at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse at 4045 University Way NE.

Iris Bahr Brings Solo Show I LOST YOU THERE Back to Cherry Lane Tonight Photo Iris Bahr Brings Solo Show I LOST YOU THERE Back to Cherry Lane Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Lucille Lortel Award-winner Iris Bahr is bringing her hit solo show I Lost You There: A humorous exploration of a most unfunny subject, back for a limited two-week engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Bahr will take audiences on a funny and moving journey through love, loss, mortality, and Brussels sprouts.

Iris Bahr to Bring Solo Show I LOST YOU THERE Back to Cherry Lane Photo Iris Bahr to Bring Solo Show I LOST YOU THERE Back to Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Lucille Lortel Award-winner Iris Bahr is bringing her hit solo show I Lost You There: A humorous exploration of a most unfunny subject, back for a limited two-week engagement at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Bahr will take audiences on a funny and moving journey through love, loss, mortality, and Brussels sprouts.

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Sing National Anthem at Dodgers Game
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The national tour of Jersey Boys stopped by a Los Angeles Dodgers game this week to sing the national anthem. Take a look at the video below!

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS: Oh What a Night of Perfect Musical Entertainment!
by Shari Barrett - May 20, 2017

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005, running 11 record-breaking years and becoming the 12th longest running show in Broadway history. The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is now onstage at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre through June 24, 2017. It is absolutely one of the best musicals I have ever experienced, and not just because their music was so much a part of my teenage years and brings back so many great memories, but for its astounding staging and the incredible cast who make the show one not to miss for musical theatre lovers of all ages!

Photo Flash: Frankie Valli, Mark Ballas and More Celebrate JERSEY BOYS Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opened last night, May 18, at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!

JERSEY BOYS, Starring Mark Ballas, Opens This Week at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, opens May 18 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre. 'Jersey Boys' previews May 16 and 17, and will continue through June 24, 2017.

OriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre elevates its profile in the national theatre community with the second annual OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. In addition to a striking lineup of playwrights and directors for this year's festival, an impressive list of arts leaders from preeminent regional theaters across the country will be attending the Festival Weekend, May 12-13. 

Iris Bahr to Bring Tragi-Comic Play I LOST YOU THERE to Cherry Lane Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Rebecca Crigler (Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes, Chris Gethard: Career Suicide) will present award-winning writer/performer Iris Bahr ('Curb Your Enthusiasm,' 'Svetlana,' DAI) in her new, tragi-comic play I Lost You There at Cherry Lane's Studio Theatre.

Mark Ballas to Return as 'Frankie Valli' When JERSEY BOYS Hits Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Casting has been announced for the Los Angeles engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical 'Jersey Boys,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, previewing May 16 and 17, opening May 18 continuing through June 24, 2017, at Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at JERSEY BOYS, Coming to the Ahmanson This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

'Jersey Boys,' with book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, and direction by Des McAnuff, will run at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre beginning May 16 for an opening night on May 18. Performances will continue through June 24, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the touring cast in action below!

Intiman Announces New Executive Director Phillip Chavira
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

As Intiman Theatre grows its staff, the organization announces a new Executive Director position to work alongside other leadership, including the new Co-Curator position. Intiman is thrilled to announce that Phillip Chavira will be filling this new role.

2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The 'large theater' productions of ACT Theatre's The Royale and The 5th Avenue Theatre's How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying take top honors and the 'small theater' productions of ArtsWest's Death of a Salesman and Washington Ensemble Theatre's The Things Are Against Us take top honors - for most category wins!?

Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Spanning 28 theater companies and 59 productions, from the largest and most prominent to small, humble and innovative, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor as much professional theater as we reviewers can cram into our year.

Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN, 5th Avenue's 'HOW TO SUCCEED', VIOLET at ArtsWest and More Among 2016 Gypsy Rose Lee Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Spanning 28 theater companies and 59 productions, from the largest and most prominent to small, humble and innovative, the Gypsy Rose Lee Awards honor as much professional theater as we reviewers can cram into our year.

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Overture Center Surprises
by Scott Rawson - Jan 5, 2017

I thought, 'Big Whoop'. I never had any desire to see this show. First, it's Frankie Valli, how tough could his life really be, big star, where's the conflict? Secondly, and more importantly, I know this music. I certainly did not want to see it performed in the classical musical theater operatic style. I could be in for a very long night.

BWW Interview: New Orleans Welcomes Home Leslie Rochette in JERSEY BOYS
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 15, 2016

Returning to New Orleans this week is the musical that made the world fall in love with the Four Seasons all over again, JERSEY BOYS. First a superstar boy group from Jersey, then a hit musical, next a movie, and now we're getting to see the show once again on tour! Whether you realize it or not you know the music, so come see the story behind the music where all the "magic" happened.

Marin Theatre Company Announces Keri Kellerman as Managing Director
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 18, 2016

Marin Theatre Company proudly announces Keri Kellerman will be joining the organization in January 2017 as its new Managing Director. The organization is thrilled to have a proven executive joining its ranks whose work has focused on strong financial management, deep developmental growth and building the future for American playwrights. Ms. Kellerman is equally ecstatic:

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