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BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS Brings Home CO Natives
by Chris Arneson - Nov 11, 2016

I've seen Jersey Boys three times now, and there's something about it that keeps me working my way back to it.

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30.

The 5th Avenue Theatre's Second Annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals Launches This Weekend
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2016

Some of Seattle's most talented actors will be hard at work in collaboration with writers from around the country in the rehearsal halls of The 5th Avenue Theatre this month as the company's NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals launches its three week intensive development cycle this weekend.

Tickets Now Available for JERSEY BOYS at New Orleans Saenger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Tickets will go on sale¬†Today, Sept. 23, at¬†10 a.m.¬†for the returning New Orleans engagement of the Tony¬ģ, Grammy¬ģ and Oliver Award-winning hit musical¬†JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association,¬†JERSEY BOYS¬†will make its Saenger Theatre debut¬†Dec. 13 - 18, 2016, as a show option of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.

The Four Seasons Come to the Orpheum in JERSEY BOYS This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, welcomed Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) on September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He joins a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. JERSEY BOYS will return to the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN October 25-30.

Tickets Now Available for JERSEY BOYS at New Orleans Saenger Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets will go on sale¬†Friday, Sept. 23, at¬†10 a.m.¬†for the returning New Orleans engagement of the Tony¬ģ, Grammy¬ģ and Oliver Award-winning hit musical¬†JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association,¬†JERSEY BOYS¬†will make its Saenger Theatre debut¬†Dec. 13 - 18, 2016, as a show option of the East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016 - 2017 season.

Cory Jeacoma Joins JERSEY BOYS on Tour; New Stops Announced!
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 1, 2016

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will welcome Cory Jeacoma (Bob Gaudio) beginning September 15 in Syracuse, NY. He will join a company that includes Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus(Frankie Valli) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella.

PUMP UP THE VOLUME and More Slated for 5th Avenue Theatre's 2nd Annual NextFest
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 28, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre is proud to present the second annual NextFest: A Festival of New Musicals. The company's rehearsal halls will be brimming with activity this fall as new musicals take shape in readings and intensives, brought to life by local and Broadway talents.

Photo Flash: First Look of F*** MY LIFE at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2016
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 3, 2016

 A group of former Chicago theatre artists have formed a new theatre company in Los Angeles dedicated to diversity and incusion. TheGrey Ensemble Theatre is comitted to presenting new, contemporary, and classic stories that represent the multicultural world we live in.Grey Ensemble Theatre launches its first production with the world premiere of FUCK MY LIFE by Broadway World Award nominated playwright and Artistic Director Danny Bernardo (Mahal, Bailiwick Chicago) and directed by Carmen Aiello.

BWW Review: Technically Superior VIOLET at ArtsWest Lacks Emotional Connection
by Jay Irwin - Mar 14, 2016

There's no doubt that Jeanine Tesori's music in the musical "Violet", currently playing at ArtsWest, is stirring and powerful but it's the lyrics and book by Brian Crawley that truly pack the punch in the show. But of course they would as the show is rife with hot button topics of that era as well as our own. And while the ensemble manages some of the tightest and most technically proficient performances I've seen I didn't always get from them the importance or danger associated with the stakes of those issues and so didn't always feel the emotional connection to the story.

ArtsWest to Present Jeanine Tesori's VIOLET This Spring
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 22, 2016

Violet tells the story of a disfigured young woman who dreams of becoming beautiful. After seeing a faith-healing minister on TV, she embarks on a bus trip across the American south in hopes of finding the minister and healing her face. Along the way, she learns the true meaning of beauty, courage and love.Violet is a deeply stirring and inspiring musical that leaves audiences with what the Chicago Tribune calls 'an uncommon emotional intensity of the kind that stays with you for years.'

Intiman Announces Valerie Curtis-Newton as Co-Curator of 2016 Festival Dedicated to Black Female Playwrights
by Sally Henry Fuller - Nov 15, 2015

Award-winning director and University of Washington School of Drama professor Valerie Curtis-Newton will serve as co-curator of the 2016 Intiman Theatre Festival, which will be devoted to great American playwrights who are also inter-generational black female writers.

FULL GALLOP, Starring Mercedes Ruehl, Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell. Both critics and audiences are loving it, and FULL GALLOP will now add a limited week of additional performances, extending through Sunday, November 1, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

UW Drama to Open 75th Anniversary Season with THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 5, 2015

The University of Washington School of Drama launches their 75th Anniversary Season with Marc Blitzstein's infamous musical The Cradle Will Rock. Directed by Valerie Curtis-Newton, this all-school production features the talents of the school's students, alumni, and faculty, as well as members of the larger theatre community.

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in FULL GALLOP, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP runs now through October 25, 2015, with opening night tonight, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Photo Flash: First Look at Mercedes Ruehl in FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP runs now through October 25, 2015, with opening night tomorrow, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Ruehl onstage below!

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run tonight, September 26, through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Opens Arvada Center Theatre's 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open its 2015 - 2016 theatre season with the musical Saturday Night Fever directed by Rod A. Lansberry, tonight, September 15, 2015.

Mercedes Ruehl to Star in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run September 26 through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Photo Flash: First Look at Ian Campayno and McKayla Marso in SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Arvada Center
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 9, 2015

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open its 2015 - 2016 theatre season with the musical Saturday Night Fever directed by Rod A. Lansberry, on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.  Check out a first look below!

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