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Jennings And Romero Headline International Cast Of THE PAPARAZZI Photo Jennings And Romero Headline International Cast Of THE PAPARAZZI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Algonquin Theater Productions has announced that veteran theater stars Ken Jennings from the United States and Joaquin Romero from Mexico will be portraying Walter Winchell in the international presentation of the new Al Tapper musical The Paparazzi. The performance will feature casts from both Guadalajara and New York as they tell the tale of The Paparazzi in both English and Spanish. This one night only event will be done at the historic Ellington Room at 400 West 43rd Street, February 28th at 7:30pm.

Jennings And Romero Headline International Cast Of THE PAPARAZZI Photo Jennings And Romero Headline International Cast Of THE PAPARAZZI
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2019

Algonquin Theater Productions has announced that veteran theater stars Ken Jennings from the United States and Joaquin Romero from Mexico will be portraying Walter Winchell in the international presentation of the new Al Tapper musical The Paparazzi. The performance will feature casts from both Guadalajara and New York as they tell the tale of The Paparazzi in both English and Spanish. This one night only event will be done at the historic Ellington Room at 400 West 43rd Street, February 28th at 7:30pm.

Algonquin Theater Productions To Present Reading of New Musical THE PAPARAZZI Photo Algonquin Theater Productions To Present Reading of New Musical THE PAPARAZZI
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2018

On Sunday, November 11th, Algonquin Theater Productions will present a reading of its new musical, 'The Paparazzi', music and lyrics by Al Tapper, book by Tony Sportiello, directed by Tom Herman.  Some will walk to see the reading, some will take cars or subways.  And some will fly from more than 2500 miles away. 

Jim Newman Joins Reading of the New Musical THE PAPARAZZI Photo Jim Newman Joins Reading of the New Musical THE PAPARAZZI
by Julie Musbach - Oct 30, 2018

Broadway star Jim Newman ('Hands on a Hardbody', 'Curtains', 'Steel Pier') joins the cast of the new musical 'The Paparazzi' for a reading this November 11th and 12th at 305 West 38th Street, Ripley Grier Studio Theater. Newman plays country music star Jimmy Maguire who falls prey to the paparazzi and their penchant for distorting the truth. The show has music and lyrics by Al Tapper and a book by Tony Sportiello. The reading on the 11th will be at 6pm, while the one on the 12th will be 1pm.

Algonquin Theater Productions Releases Unusual Marketing Strategy For THE PAPARAZZI Photo Algonquin Theater Productions Releases Unusual Marketing Strategy For THE PAPARAZZI
by Stephi Wild - Mar 11, 2018

'The Paparazzi' is a new musical about the tabloid news industry dominated by the fictional paper, the New York Beacon. In keeping with the premise, Algonquin Theater Productions has chosen to advertise its upcoming public readings on social media with a series of satirical, eye catching fake headlines. Each one features a member of the cast with a famous celebrity.

Algonquin Theater Productions Presents a Reading of New Musical THE PAPARAZZI Photo Algonquin Theater Productions Presents a Reading of New Musical THE PAPARAZZI
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2018

Algonquin Theater Productions presents the reading of an original musical by Al Tapper and Tony Sportiello, ripped from today's headlines. At a time when CNN, MSNBC and FOX are falling over themselves to fight the label of being 'fake news', the New York Beacon embraces it. The Paparazzi highlights the men and women who sacrifice their blood, their sweat and their dignity in an effort to get the raciest, steamiest, most provocative pictures and stories involving celebrities, regardless of the truth. L.R. Davidson plays Christie Barnes, an ambitious young reporter whose dream is to win a Pulitzer Prize but whose reality at the moment is stuck following D List celebrities at weddings and bar mitzvahs. Spencer Plachy plays the morally bankrupt owner of the Beacon, less interested in 'all the news that's fit to print' so much as how many Likes it will get on the Facebook Page. Drama Desk Award Winner Ken Jennings (Sweeney Todd) narrates the modern day fable as the spirit of Walter Winchell in the Broadway bound musical featuring the talents of Abe Goldfarb, Laua Kaldis, Kelli Maguire, Michael McIntyre and Dan Van Why.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More!

BWW Review: BIG FISH is Larger Than Life at The Keegan Theatre Photo BWW Review: BIG FISH is Larger Than Life at The Keegan Theatre
by Evann Normandin - Aug 10, 2017

BIG FISH fills every inch of the intimate Keegan Theatre and leaves more than a little magic in its wake. Based on the 1998 David Wallace novel and the 2003 Tim Burton film, BIG FISH revolves around traveling salesman Edward Bloom and the big stories he tells to his realist son Will. When Will finds out he's going to be father and must, at the same time, confront his father's mortality, he sets out to separate fact from fiction and find the man inside the behemoth.

D.C. Premiere of BIG FISH Comes to The Keegan Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 20, 2017

The Keegan Theatre concludes its 20th Anniversary season with the Washington DC premiere of the heart-warming musical BIG FISH, with music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August. Based on the celebrated novel by Daniel Wallace and the acclaimed film directed by Tim Burton, BIG FISH centers on Edward Bloom, a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. Edward's incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him - most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father's epic tales. Overflowing with heart and humor, BIG FISH reminds us why we love going to the theatre - for an experience that's richer, funnier and more extraordinary than life itself.  BIG FISH runs August 5, 2017, through September 2, 2017, at The Keegan Theatre in Washington, D.C.

VIDEO: KINKY BOOTS Alum Jake Odmark Shares A Cappella Cover of WAR IS OVER Featuring Natalie Weiss!
by Ashlee Latimer - Dec 10, 2016

If there's anything everyone can agree on about 2016, it's that it was rough. As the contentious year comes to a close, many artists are turning to the holidays as a time to spread rejuvenation and hope. This week, the a cappella group #ChorusCalls, led by former Kinky Boots and Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark cast member Jake Odmark, released a cover of John Lennon's classic call for peace, War is Over.

Olney Theatre Center Presents THE TEMPEST, 7/15-8/3
by Courtnie Mele - Jul 1, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, in conjunction with National Players, continues its critically-acclaimed 76th Anniversary season with The Tempest running July 15 - August 3, 2014 on the Root Family Stage.

Olney Theatre Center to Present HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, 1/29-2/23
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 6, 2014

How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical with two successful Broadway revivals, will open Olney Theatre Center 76th Anniversary Season playing on the Mainstage January 29 - February 23, 2014. How to Succeed follows the rise of J. Pierrepont Finch, who climbs the corporate ladder from window washer to high-powered executive with the help of a little handbook called How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. Based on the 1952 Shepherd Mead satire, How to Succeed features music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert. The New York Times says of How To Succeed, 'It stings mischievously and laughs uproariously […] It belongs to the blue chips among modern musicals.'

BWW Reviews: PETER PAN AND WENDY Delights at Imagination Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 30, 2013

At the end of the day, PETER PAN AND WENDY is a great family show with some solid acting and design work. It's another victory for Imagination Stage.

Photo Flash: First Look - Imagination Stage's PETER PAN AND WENDY, Now Through 8/11
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 28, 2013

Peter Pan and Wendy runs in Imagination Stage's Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre June 26 through August 11. Best for ages 4-10, tickets start at $12, and may be purchased online at www.imaginationstage.org, at the Imagination Stage box office, or via phone at 301-280-1660. Group rates are available. Check out a first look below!

PETER PAN AND WENDY Set for Imagination Stage, 6/26-8/11
by Kelsey Denette - Apr 18, 2013

Bethesda becomes Neverland this summer, as Imagination Stage presents Peter Pan and Wendy, a swashbuckling adventure with audience participation. Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, it is a story in which two young heroes must decide if growing up is really all that bad.

Photo Flash: First Look at NATIONAL PASTIME, Opening Off-Broadway Tonight at Playwrights Horizons!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

With baseball season in full swing, NATIONAL PASTIME, a new screwball musical comedy, makes its New York debut, beginning performances Off-Broadway tonight, August 8, 2012 ,at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan (416 West 42nd Street). Get a first look at the production in the photos below!

NATIONAL PASTIME Begins Off-Broadway Performances Tonight, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2012

With baseball season in full swing, NATIONAL PASTIME, a new screwball musical comedy, makes its New York debut, beginning performances Off-Broadway tonight, August 8, 2012 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan (416 West 42nd Street).

NATIONAL PASTIME Begins Off-Broadway, 8/8
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 18, 2012

With baseball season in full swing, NATIONAL PASTIME, a new screwball musical comedy, will make its New York debut, beginning performances Off-Broadway on August 8, 2012 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan (416 West 42nd Street).

NATIONAL PASTIME Begins Off-Broadway Performances, 8/8
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 10, 2012

With baseball season in full swing, NATIONAL PASTIME, a new screwball musical comedy, will make its New York debut, beginning performances Off-Broadway on August 8, 2012 at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan (416 West 42nd Street).

Jan Maxwell, Cate Blanchett, et al. Nominated for 2012 Helen Hayes Awards
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 28, 2012

Last night before a crowd of 200 theatre makers and theatre lovers, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 28th Helen Hayes Awards. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 26 categories for artistic excellence and the announcement of the recipient of the 2012 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The Helen Hayes Awards is one of the most prestigious honors for artists and theatre companies in Washington's vibrant theatre scene.

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