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Baltimore Symphony Premieres 'The BSO at the BBC Proms: A Gala Celebration on May 9,  Photo Baltimore Symphony Premieres 'The BSO at the BBC Proms: A Gala Celebration on May 9, 2020
by Charles Shubow - May 18, 2020

Maestra Marin Alsop conducts at London's Royal Albert Hall.

Baltimore Symphony Premieres 'The BSO at the BBC Proms: A Gala Celebration on May 9,  Photo Baltimore Symphony Premieres 'The BSO at the BBC Proms: A Gala Celebration on May 9, 2020
by Charles Shubow - May 8, 2020

Maestra Marin Alsop conducts at London's Royal Albert Hall.

GUN & POWDER at Signature Theatre - World Premiere Musical is Hottest Ticket in Town! Photo GUN & POWDER at Signature Theatre - World Premiere Musical is Hottest Ticket in Town!
by Charles Shubow - Feb 14, 2020

Inspiring musical by Angelica Cheri and Ross Baum examines race, family and identity in the Wild West.

Violinist Philippe Quint Headlines Charlie Chaplin's Legacy: Classical Music in Film  Photo Violinist Philippe Quint Headlines Charlie Chaplin's Legacy: Classical Music in Film with Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
by Charles Shubow - Feb 8, 2020

Quint mesmerizes the audience with his virtuoso performance.

Review Roundup: NEXT TO NORMAL at the Kennedy Cenrer - Critics Weigh In! Photo Review Roundup: NEXT TO NORMAL at the Kennedy Cenrer - Critics Weigh In!
by Review Roundups - Jan 31, 2020

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the Broadway Center Stage production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, Next to Normal, starring Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award winner Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen, Pippin) as Diana with Tony and Emmy Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Shuffle Along) as Dan.

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at the Kennedy Center is Exceptional Photo BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at the Kennedy Center is Exceptional
by Charles Shubow - Jan 31, 2020

You only have until Sunday night, Feb. 2 to this Tony Award winning musical.

BWW Review: BE HERE NOW at Everyman Theatre - A Touching Dramady About Happiness and  Photo BWW Review: BE HERE NOW at Everyman Theatre - A Touching Dramady About Happiness and Laughter
by Charles Shubow - Jan 30, 2020

If I said one should come to the Everyman Theatre and see a play that deals with Geschwind Syndrome you may want to pass or even google it. But do not be put off by this. Just relax and see a play that deals with it. I never heard of this Syndrome and it truly does not make a difference if you know about it beforehand or after you see it. What you will see is an individual who has fainting spells due to temporal lobe epilepsy which results in sexual behavioral disorders.

Andrea McCardle and Donna McKechnie Come to Baltimore and Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlis Photo Andrea McCardle and Donna McKechnie Come to Baltimore and Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch
by Charles Shubow - Jan 14, 2020

Two Broadway stars come to the Gordon Center for Performing Arts at the Rosenblum Owings Mills JCC in Owings Mills on Saturday night January 18, 2020 at 8 p.m.

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Olney Theatre Center is Toe Tapping Terrific! Photo SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Olney Theatre Center is Toe Tapping Terrific!
by Charles Shubow - Nov 25, 2019

It's great there is a family-friendly musical ready for the holidays.

A CHORUS LINE at the Signature Theatre - Dance: 10, Looks, 10, Show: 10 !!!!!!! Photo A CHORUS LINE at the Signature Theatre - Dance: 10, Looks, 10, Show: 10 !!!!!!!
by Charles Shubow - Nov 8, 2019

Do not miss this superb rendition of a classic musical.

Leslie Odom, Jr. Performs with the Baltimore Symphony Nov. 1, 2019 Photo Leslie Odom, Jr. Performs with the Baltimore Symphony Nov. 1, 2019
by Charles Shubow - Oct 29, 2019

Leslie Odom, Jr. ascended to international fame by originating the role of 'Arron Burr' in the hit musical HAMILTON and won a Tony for Best Actor in a Musical in 2016. He will be joining the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra for a one night only concert, Nov. 1, 2019. Coincidentally, that is also the date of the film HARRIET opens in which he has a leading role. On November 8 his newest album will be released.

BWW Review: THE ROYALE at Olney Theatre Center - It's a Knockout! Photo BWW Review: THE ROYALE at Olney Theatre Center - It's a Knockout!
by Charles Shubow - Oct 14, 2019

Director Paige Hernandez does a masterful job in a play about boxing and racism.

BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY  at the Round House Theatre Photo BWW Review: SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY at the Round House Theatre - A Great Way to Open Their Renovated Theatre.
by Charles Shubow - Oct 14, 2019

Welcome back to Bethesda Round House Theatre! After a successful renovation, the theater has reopened on East-West Highway with impressive architectural improvements. One will notice immediately upon entering the lobby, huge changes with a complete makeover. There is a huge bar and seating area that was desperately needed. I do believe they could use more variety of refreshments though.. The theater's intent is to get people to a performance early and stick around afterwards.

FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center - Put On Your Dancing Shoes Photo FOOTLOOSE at the Kennedy Center - Put On Your Dancing Shoes
by Charles Shubow - Oct 11, 2019

Walter Bobbie demonstrates his amazing direction.

Brian Stokes Mitchell Headlines Free Baltimore Symphony Concert Photo Brian Stokes Mitchell Headlines Free Baltimore Symphony Concert
by Charles Shubow - Sep 17, 2019

Maestra Marin Alsop shows support for her musicians by conducting a superb concernt on September 14, 2019 at the New Shiloh Baptist Church.

An Interview with PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'S CHRISTINE, Emma Grimsley. Photo An Interview with PHANTOM OF THE OPERA'S CHRISTINE, Emma Grimsley.
by Charles Shubow - Sep 13, 2019

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA plays Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre October 9 to Oct. 20, 2019.

BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Rep Stage in Columbia - You'll Laugh Till It Hurts! Photo BWW Review: SOUVENIR at Rep Stage in Columbia - You'll Laugh Till It Hurts!
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2019

It was exactly ten years ago I first saw Stephen Temperley's SOUVENIR at Baltimore Center Stage which starred Tony Award winner, Judy Kaye. I could not imagine seeing a better version of it ever. But, I was wrong. The Rep Stage version is just plain spectacular and the two actors who perform here, Grace Bauer and Alan Naylor are just plain marvelous.

BWW Review: CABARET at Olney Theatre Center Is Extraordinary and Has just extended to Photo BWW Review: CABARET at Olney Theatre Center Is Extraordinary and Has just extended to October 13, 2019.
by Charles Shubow - Sep 7, 2019

Alan Paul directs and demonstrates the power of live theater.

BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Signature Theatre - You Will Get Goose Bumps! Photo BWW Review: ASSASSINS at Signature Theatre - You Will Get Goose Bumps!
by Charles Shubow - Aug 23, 2019

It is not often one opens a theater program and on page one sees a letter from composer Stephen Sondheim. I had the privilege of attending the joint Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondheim concert on June 24, 2019 at Town Hall in New York City to raise funds for 'Brady United Against Gun Violence' (see link below). It was a very moving evening of great theatrical music by two of this country's best composers.

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by ArtsCentric at Baltimore Motor House - Full of  Photo BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by ArtsCentric at Baltimore Motor House - Full of Energy
by Charles Shubow - Aug 17, 2019

You may have heard of the long journey of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS from a 1060 Roger Corman horror film (with a young Jack Nicholson) to a 1982 Off-Broadway hit musical, a 1986 film with Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, and Steve Martin, and a revival in 2003 this time on Broadway with Hunter Foster, Douglas Sills and Kerry Butler. And believe it or not, another revival coming to Off-Broadway previewing on September 17 and opening October 17 to the Westside Theatre Upstairs with Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, and Kinglsey Leggs.

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