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Wilson Directs LITTLE WOMEN â€" THE BROADWAY MUSICAL for Hendersonville's Actors Poin Photo Wilson Directs LITTLE WOMEN â€" THE BROADWAY MUSICAL for Hendersonville's Actors Point Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 26, 2018

Greg Wilson, artistic director of Actors Point Theatre Company, will direct Little Women - The Broadway Musical, which is based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, running March 8-17.

BWW Review: STC's THREEPENNY OPERA: Weimar Germany Is Having A Moment Photo BWW Review: STC's THREEPENNY OPERA: Weimar Germany Is Having A Moment
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 9, 2018

The selection of The Threepenny Opera to inaugurate Street's 2018 season is one of the year's most eagerly anticipated theatrical events in Music City - thanks in part to the fact that it may well be the first home-grown staging of Brecht and Weill's parody of operetta that, in turn, skewers capitalistic society while touting socialist, even Troskyite, values in the guise of a rather farcical music hall diversion. Does it succeed? The answer is 'yes,' perhaps even an emphatic 'YES!' although one must pay close attention to the lyrics for the punch of the political set amidst a story that, on the surface, seems somewhat apolitical in tone, style and nature.

Street Theatre Company Announces Winter Events Photo Street Theatre Company Announces Winter Events
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 9, 2018

Street Theatre Company, in its twelfth year in Nashville, announces three upcoming events to ring in the new year and stay cozy with friends this winter. The first, a soiree announcing the 2018 season, Street Theatre Company's Glitz Gala will feature live cabaret style performances by some of Nashville's best musical theatre artists.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Just One Week Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Just One Week Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; PART OF THE PLAN Leads Best New Wor Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; PART OF THE PLAN Leads Best New Work!
by Alan Henry - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Mus Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; SHE KILLS MONSTERS Leads Best Play! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; SHE KILLS MONSTERS Leads Best Play!
by Alan Henry - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Springhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST  Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Nashville Awards; Springhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Leads as Best Musical!
by Alan Henry - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's Social Media-Inspired PIPPIN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 20, 2017

Musical theater lends itself to the "high concept" approach, to be certain, even if it doesn't always add to the overall success of a production. Case in point: Street Theatre Company's current revival of Stephen Schwartz's Pippin, onstage through June 25 at Holy Trinity Community Church in Nashville, which despite a cast of theatrical heavy hitters seems rather lost in a befuddling miasma of forced social media fun and games.

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 17, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 17, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's May 17, 2017, and summer - or a reasonable facsimile thereof - has arrived in Nashville, with temperatures already climbing toward the 90s! When prompts the musical question: What's on your agenda for the summer of 2017? Anything we should know about and, more importantly, write about?

Nashville Theater Calendar 10/24/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 24, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show.

CRITICS' CHOICE: Theater To Keep The Frost Off the Pumpkin
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 23, 2015

There's the definite feeling of autumn in the air that makes you want to gut a pumpkin or at least have a pumpkin spice latte, chances are you are definitely going to need a sweater in the early morning hours, and it's past the perfect time for you to pick out a Halloween costume. Luckily, theater companies are well into their new seasons and there's plenty of shows to entertain you while you take time off from berating yourself for wearing that same tricked-out Star Wars costume you wore the past fwo-and-one-half years.

CRITIC'S CHOICE: We're Back With Some Tips for Fall
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 15, 2015

We're back! After an extended absence due to The Last Five Years (we directed it to boffo notices from our critical colleagues), The 2015 First Night Honors (which played to SRO crowds at Chaffin's Barn in September) and a sense of overwhelming malaise and ennui (we are ever so dramatic at times), BWW Nashville's Critic's Choice is back on the interwebs, offering you our insights and advice on the shows that are coming up and what you should try to find time to see - or to avoid at all costs, depending on our perspective.

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Katie Callaway & Will Lasley from THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 9, 2015

Today, our Friday Five features focuses on the pair of actors portraying the scions of the Addams Family: daughter Wednesday and son Pugsley. Read all about the actors portraying the two iconic characters – Katie Callaway and 2014 First Night Most Promising Actor Will Lasley – then ring up the box office and secure your tickets to the show which promises to be one of Towne Centre's finest…

The 2015 First Night Honorees: Actress and Educator Kaul Bluestone
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 19, 2015

2015 First Night Honoree Kaul Bluestone claimed her place in the First Night record books in the 20th Century: She was the 1996 Outstanding Leading Actress in a Play for her role in Circle Players' production of Dancing at Lughnasa...and she has starred in two critically acclaimed plays directed by First Night founder and executive producer Jeffrey Ellis in the 21st Century: The Last Night of Ballyhoo and Picnic, both for Circle Players.

First Night MPAs Featured in Sunday Showcase
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 18, 2015

Hosted by 2014 MPA Emily Eytchison (a graduate of Nashville's David Lipscomb University) and 2013 MPA Cade Smith (an alumnus of Trevecca Nazarene University), the 90-minute show will feature members of this year's class of promising young actors performing a wide variety of musical numbers and dramatic/comedic monologues for their audience.

Class of 2015 First Night Honoree MARTHA WILKINSON
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

2015 First Night Honoree Martha Wilkinson holds the record for the most First Night Awards with nine. A frequent performer on the First Night stage -- including particularly show-stopping numbers such as her rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone,' while clad in a white ballgown and backed up by a chorus of Nashville theater's leading men -- she's one of Tennessee's favorites for certain. She was first recognized by the First Night Awards in 1989, when she won the award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role in Circle Players' production of Pippin.

Photo Coverage: Nashville's Big Reveal: The First Night Preview Party
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 28, 2015

More than 150 people gathered at Nashville's venerable Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre Monday night for the announcement of honorees and award winners for the 2015 First Night Honors. Preview Party celebrants were treated to a bountiful buffet of entertainment as cast members from several musicals currently on the boards or upcoming on Middle Tennessee stages performed numbers from their shows

Photo Coverage: THE 2015 FIRST NIGHT PREVIEW PARTY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 28, 2015

More than 150 people gathered at Nashville's venerable Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre Monday night for the announcement of honorees and award winners for the 2015 First Night Honors. Preview Party celebrants were treated to a bountiful buffet of entertainment as cast members from several musicals currently on the boards or upcoming on Middle Tennessee stages performed numbers from their shows.

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