BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre is Raw, Aggressive, Hilari Photo BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre is Raw, Aggressive, Hilarious, Touching, and Transformative
by Neil Shurley - Mar 1, 2020

Who do we really want to be?

BWW Interview: Miranda Barnett of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Miranda Barnett of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Feb 17, 2020

HEDWIG is about East German born Hansel Schmidt who becomes Hedwig Robinson, the rock 'n roll goddess and 'internationally ignored song stylist.' Hedwig tells her story over the course of this rock/cabaret/stand-up comedy show - from a childhood on the other side of the Berlin Wall, to a botched sex-change operation, abandonment, betrayal, and the search for love and wholeness. It is heartbreaking, hilarious, and will make you want to headbang!

The Warehouse Theatre Will Present HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Starring Delighted Tobeh Photo The Warehouse Theatre Will Present HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Starring Delighted Tobehere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

Clay Smith's drag persona Delighted Tobehere is well known, not only in the Upstate, but all over the globe thanks to the amazing performance she delivered on America's Got Talent a few seasons ago. Now, that incredible voice and impeccable sense of comedic timing will be put on full display as the titular character in this month's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at The Warehouse Theatre.

BWW Interview: America's Got Talent Drag Singer Delighted Tobehere on Starring in HED Photo BWW Interview: America's Got Talent Drag Singer Delighted Tobehere on Starring in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Warehouse Theatre
by Neil Shurley - Dec 18, 2019

'I think anyone who loves to laugh, loves to love, and loves a little rock n roll will fall in love with HEDWIG.'

Los Angeles' ReelAbilities Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup Photo Los Angeles' ReelAbilities Film Festival Announces 2019 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2019

The second annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: Los Angeles 2019 announced today its lineup of narrative and documentary features as well as short films. The festival runs October 25-27, 2019 at Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood. Tickets and passes will be available to purchase October 1.  For more information: http://reelabilities.org/losangeles.

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Derby Dinner Playhouse Photo BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Sep 3, 2019

On December 4, 1956, four recording legends dropped by Sam Phillips' famously small Sun Records Studios for various reasons, completely unplanned and coincidental. Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash had both been under contract for some time to Phillips, though Cash's contract would be up soon and he wouldn't be renewing. Jerry Lee Lewis had just signed, and Elvis Presley had long since been sold to RCA. Never one to let an opportunity pass him by, Phillips got the four stars to record an impromptu jam session, and a musical legend was born.

THE GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL PARODY: PRIDE EDITION Begins Performances June 19 Photo THE GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL PARODY: PRIDE EDITION Begins Performances June 19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Performances of The Golden Girls Musical Parody: PRIDE Edition begin Wednesday, June 19 at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue) for a three-week engagement through July 6. Hailed 'hilariously outsized' by The New York Times, the musical comedy - updated with new story elements for PRIDE and featuring an original pop score - is written and directed by Nick Brennan with music, lyrics and movement also by Mr. Brennan.

GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL PARODY: PRIDE Edition Returns This Summer Photo GOLDEN GIRLS MUSICAL PARODY: PRIDE Edition Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2019

Neurogate Entertainment, LLC (Nolan Doran and Nick Corley, producers) and Van Horn Group, today announced the return of The Golden Girls Musical Parody: PRIDE Edition to be performed at HERE (145 Sixth Avenue) from June 19-July 6, for three weeks only.

BWW Review: NEWSIES at Derby Dinner Playhouse Photo BWW Review: NEWSIES at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Apr 22, 2019

Way back in those days of yesteryear, the early 1990's, Jeffrey Katzenberg was celebrating his success. He had almost single-handedly guided the Walt Disney animation studio back to glory after decades of reduced returns, and he had the bright idea to try to do the same to the live-action movie musical.

BWW Review: NEWSIES at Derby Dinner Playhouse Photo BWW Review: NEWSIES at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Taylor Clemons - Apr 17, 2019

Within the world of Disney Theatricals, I would argue that Newsies is one of their finest and more unique offerings. As many know, the musical version of Newsies is based on the original movie of the same name which was originally released in 1992. Like many Disney properties, the theatrical division decided to play with the idea of adapting it for the stage. It was originally intended to be a one off production to be sent into licensing (sense then musical adaptions of The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday have done just that). However, the house of mouse saw something special in this particular adaptation and took the big step of mounting a full scale Broadway production. The rest is history. Newsies is now more popular than it ever was, it has forged its way out of being a cult classic, and is now cemented in the main stream.

Derby Dinner Playhouse Presents NEWSIES Photo Derby Dinner Playhouse Presents NEWSIES
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 2, 2019

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present NEWSIES, opening April 3 and running through May 19, 2019. Inspired by the true story of New York City's 1899 newsboy strike, "NEWSIES" tells the captivating story of a band of underdogs who become unlikely heroes when they stand up to the most powerful men in New York in a remarkable fight for justice and fair pay.

Derby Dinner Playhouse Presents THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM Photo Derby Dinner Playhouse Presents THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019

Derby Dinner Playhouse will present THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, opening February 20 and running through March 31, 2019.  For ticket information please call 812-288-8281 or visit

Spotlight On Films From Asia At NYC's Winter Film Awards Photo Spotlight On Films From Asia At NYC's Winter Film Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Winter Film Awards Is New York City. Like the city itself, the organization showcases the eclectic diversity and excitement of the independent arts world. The 8th Annual Winter Film Awards International Film Festival runs February 14-23 2019, and includes awesome film screenings, cool discussion panels, career-building professional development workshops and super-fun parties at venues throughout NYC.

BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at Derby Dinner Playhouse Photo BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Nov 26, 2018

As a kid, I remember watching White Christmas (1954) every year with my family. When I got a little older I came across Holiday Inn, the 1941 precursor that also starred Bing Crosby, but paired with Fred Astaire, and introducing the song 'White Christmas'. There was a widely held opinion among some of my friends that it was the superior movie, an attitude that remained as long as we were only watching the edited version on commercial television. Because you see, they always cut the Blackface number. Once you see it, all innocence about this movie is lost. It forever tarnishes a film that contains two of Fred Astaire's most innovative numbers: the firecracker dance, and the drunken New Year's Eve tango that is a masterpiece of comic movement. Even for the time this number, egregiously inserted for the Lincoln's Birthday sequence (yes, it was once a holiday), seems shocking and offensive.

Billboard Journalist Tom Roland Receives the 2018 CMA Media Achievement Award Photo Billboard Journalist Tom Roland Receives the 2018 CMA Media Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Billboard journalist Tom Roland was presented with the 2018 CMA Media Achievement Award backstage Wednesday, Nov. 14 during “The 52nd Annual CMA Awards” at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. Country Music Hall of Fame member and three-time CMA Awards winner Bill Anderson addressed journalists during the CMA Awards press conference, surprising Roland with the honor. 

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2018 Blumey Awards Nominees Photo Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2018 Blumey Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

Blumenthal Performing Arts is pleased to announce the nominees competing in the 7th Annual High School Musical Theater Awards, also known as The Blumey Awards, presented by Wells Fargo on Sunday, May 20, at Belk Theater.

BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! at Derby Dinner Playhouse Photo BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! at Derby Dinner Playhouse
by Keith Waits - Apr 23, 2018

I'll be honest. I was not a huge fan of the musical Oklahoma! In my opinion, it's one of those creaky old chestnuts that gets done to death by every theater company at some point or another, right up there with other overdone 'classics' like The Music Man, My Fair Lady, or Oliver! I appreciate the historic value of these oldies, but I feel like newer and lesser-known fare gets shoved aside.

BWW Review: THANK YOU FOR BEING A FRIEND at Empire Stage
by John Lariviere - Jun 25, 2017

Direct from NYC, Empire Stage presents the South Florida premiere of Thank You For Being a Friend - A Golden Girls Musical Parody, written and directed by Nick Brennan. This new musical is a parody of the classic 1980's Television sitcom, The Golden Girls.

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES to Serenade at the Show Palace This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Show Palace Entertainment presents The Marvelous Wonderettes, running October 15 - November 13, 2016. Directed by Bob Turoff, the show will be choreographed by Jill Godfrey and music directed by Clay Smith.

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES to Serenade at the Show Palace This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Show Palace Entertainment presents The Marvelous Wonderettes, running October 15 - November 13, 2016. Directed by Bob Turoff, the show will be choreographed by Jill Godfrey and music directed by Clay Smith.

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