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BWW Review: ALADDIN Brings a Whole New World to Broadway Sacramento Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN Brings a Whole New World to Broadway Sacramento
by Courtney Symes - May 19, 2019

According to Genie, 'Agrabah has more glitz and glamour than any other fictional city in the world.' He's not lying. Aladdin is a veritable dreamscape of color, light, and shimmering costumes. The animated movie has been brought to life on the stage by six-time Tony-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz and two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes. Familiar songs from Tony and Grammy-award winners Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin feed the nostalgia from the highest grossing film of 1992 while adding new material to complement the transition to a live audience.

BWW Review: ALADDIN at the Eccles Theater is Filled with Glitz and Showmanship Photo BWW Review: ALADDIN at the Eccles Theater is Filled with Glitz and Showmanship
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 27, 2019

The national tour of Disney's ALADDIN has arrived in Salt Lake City in all its splendor with an ode to old-school Broadway.

Cast Announced For ALADDIN In Salt Lake City! Photo Cast Announced For ALADDIN In Salt Lake City!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 8, 2019

As it approaches its 2nd anniversary, the North American tour of Disney's Aladdin is pleased to announce that five new principal cast members will join the company starting on April 25 in Salt Lake City, where the hit Broadway musical will play a limited three-week engagement at The Eccles Theatre through May 12.

Kaena Kekoa, Reggie De Leon, and More Join the ALADDIN North American Tour Photo Kaena Kekoa, Reggie De Leon, and More Join the ALADDIN North American Tour
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2019

As it approaches its 2nd anniversary, the North American tour of Disney's Aladdin has announced that five new principal cast members will join the company starting on April 25 in Salt Lake City, where the hit Broadway musical will play a limited three-week engagement at The Eccles Theatre through May 12.

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.

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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Spotlight: Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival of New Musicals Photo BWW Spotlight: Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by Jay Irwin - Aug 21, 2018

Several years ago, I remember watching the Tony Awards and seeing Broadway power couple Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker presenting the award for Best Score and getting all giddy and nerdy over it because "NEW SONGS!" Well that's how I feel every summer at Village Theatre's Festival of New Musicals. I get to see what's out there up and coming and maybe get to walk away seeing a new gem. And this year was no exception with a couple of shows blowing me away. Now, of course, these are workshops and staged readings of shows, so we cannot really review them, but I can at least tell you what they offered us.

Victoria Clark And More Set For Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival Of New Musical Photo Victoria Clark And More Set For Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival Of New Musicals
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2018

With one week left until The 18th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Village Theatre is excited to announce this summer's casting and creative teams! Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) will direct Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Gu?nter, a hilarious family adventure of what happens after Hansel and Gretl escape. Village Theatre's new artistic director Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island) will direct the kick-off show Elysium: An American Fable, the moving story of a family dying under the weight of their own secrets; and associate artistic director Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland) will direct The Passage, a coming-of-age mystery about a boy battling a monster holding his father captive. Joining them will be music directors Jason Hart (American Psycho), Rona Siddiqui (Bella: An American Tall Tale), R.J. Tancioco (Here Lies Love), and resident music director Tim Symons (Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion), among others.

The Rep Announces Cast, Production Team For Its Season-Opening EVITA Photo The Rep Announces Cast, Production Team For Its Season-Opening EVITA
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2018

Meet the stars who will bring The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' lavish production of Evita to life.

Photo Flash: ALTAR BOYZ Opens at the Cape Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: ALTAR BOYZ Opens at the Cape Playhouse
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 24, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Altar Boyz, the award-winning Off-Broadway musical. Starring, Coby Getzug, Austin Colby, David Barnes, Anthony Fortino, and Ben Chavez; and directed by Jason Sparks. Destined to rock the masses of all denominations, Altar Boyz runs July 24-August 4, 2018.

Village Theatre Announces Lineup For 18th Annual Festival Of New Musicals Photo Village Theatre Announces Lineup For 18th Annual Festival Of New Musicals
by Julie Musbach - Jul 5, 2018

Village Theatre is excited to announce the lineup for The 18th Annual Festival of New Musicals, a series of five staged readings of musicals currently in development. The Festival will take place in Issaquah on August 10-12, 2018.

Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below Photo Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below
by Julie Musbach - Jun 29, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

FARMED: A Live Podcast Comes to Joe's Pub Photo FARMED: A Live Podcast Comes to Joe's Pub
by A.A. Cristi - May 8, 2018

Composer Trevor Bachman kicks off the U.S. national tour of FARMED: A Live Podcast Album on May 11th at Joe's Pub. Described by the NY Times as 'musically and vocally rich' and noted for his 'soulful vocals', Bachman combines live interview with heart-pounding beats, electric harmonies, and an earth-shaking choir of voices. Sourcing interviews from audiences in cities around the country, FARMED, originally inspired by George Orwell's Animal Farm, bridges distant communities through conversation and song. All concerts are live studio events, and recorded for podcast.

Judy Kuhn, Lesli Margherita, and More Join Cape Playhouse 2018 Season Photo Judy Kuhn, Lesli Margherita, and More Join Cape Playhouse 2018 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2018

Some of the top talent in the Broadway community will be gracing the stage of The Cape Playhouse this summer. The impressive list of headliners includes Judy Kuhn, Michelle Pawk, Mary Testa, Nancy Opel, Jennifer Simard, Mike McGowan and Jennifer Cody..Michael Rader, Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theatre's 92nd season in Dennis, MA. The six-play schedule, running from June 12 - September1, 2018, features three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the premiere and Pre-National Tour Engagement of a new production of the classic movie Clue: On Stage.

Review Roundup: What did the Critics Think of EVITA at Asolo Rep Photo Review Roundup: What did the Critics Think of EVITA at Asolo Rep
by Alan Henry - Nov 22, 2017

Asolo Rep presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA. Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Broadway: Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, First Date; West End: Carousel, Sweeney Todd; Asolo Rep: Guys and Dolls), the musical opens tomorrow, November 18, and runs through December 30 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: Welcome to Buenos Aires! First Look at EVITA at Asolo Rep Photo Photo Flash: Welcome to Buenos Aires! First Look at EVITA at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Asolo Rep presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA. Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Broadway: Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, First Date; West End: Carousel, Sweeney Todd; Asolo Rep: Guys and Dolls), the musical opens tomorrow, November 18, and runs through December 30 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Ana
Isabelle and More in Highlights from EVITA at Asolo Rep Photo BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Ana Isabelle and More in Highlights from EVITA at Asolo Rep
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2017

Asolo Rep presents Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA. Directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Broadway: Bright Star, It Shoulda Been You, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella, First Date; West End: Carousel, Sweeney Todd; Asolo Rep: Guys and Dolls), the musical opens tomorrow, November 18, and runs through December 30 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Check out exclusive highlights from the show below!

Nautical Cabaret FRUIT OF THE SEA to Swim to Charm City Fringe Festival Photo Nautical Cabaret FRUIT OF THE SEA to Swim to Charm City Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Award-winning creative team Sean M Daniels, Eliza McCoy, Eric Mercado & Elizabeth Pasquariello reunite for FRUIT OF THE SEA with performances Nov 9, 10, 11 & 12 at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center as part of the sixth annual Charm City Fringe Festival.

Nautical Cabaret FRUIT OF THE SEA to Swim to Charm City Fringe Festival Photo Nautical Cabaret FRUIT OF THE SEA to Swim to Charm City Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Award-winning creative team Sean M Daniels, Eliza McCoy, Eric Mercado & Elizabeth Pasquariello reunite for FRUIT OF THE SEA with performances Nov 9, 10, 11 & 12 at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center as part of the sixth annual Charm City Fringe Festival.

Complete Casting Announced for Asolo Rep's EVITA; Opens 11/14 Photo Complete Casting Announced for Asolo Rep's EVITA; Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

Asolo Rep proudly announces complete casting for its production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning masterpiece EVITA.

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