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Cygnet Theatre Presents Three Holiday Shows In December Photo Cygnet Theatre Presents Three Holiday Shows In December
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 24, 2020

Cygnet Theatre has announced a full lineup of holiday programming for December, 2020. While the news is bleak and spirits may not be as high as usual for this time of year, the theatre hopes to bring some joy into the homes of San Diegans with their December programming. Programs include the cabaret-style Musical Monday: Home for the Holidays, a streaming version of the 2011 production It's a Wonderful Life, and their continued tradition of presenting A Christmas Carol, this year as a new one-man, original filmed adaptation featuring Artistic Director Sean Murray.

BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Revisits the Epic RAGTIME in Grand Splendor Photo BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Revisits the Epic RAGTIME in Grand Splendor
by Michael Quintos - Feb 14, 2020

Fifteen years after its first production of the musical, Musical Theatre West revisits the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME for only its second time---smartly reviving the musical in a similarly lavish production that beautifully converges the show's classic staging and vibe with wonderfully integrated 21st Century tech upgrades that help elevate the material rather than hinder its storytelling. Under the enlightened direction of Paul David Bryant (who also provides the production's high-energy choreography), this brand new, spectacularly engrossing production bellows with an emotional fervor and is one of my favorite iterations of this musical I have seen in recent years. This local revival---which continues performances at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach through February 23, 2020---is a feast for the senses.

Jonah Platt, Clayton Snyder and More to Perform in SONGS FOR LINCOLN - A Benefit Conc Photo Jonah Platt, Clayton Snyder and More to Perform in SONGS FOR LINCOLN - A Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre will open its doors for a very special concert fundraiser - Songs For Lincoln - in honor of Lincoln McCoy on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Lincoln is the newborn son of actors Josie and Josey McCoy ('Zeke' in the marshallARTS musical The Root Beer Bandits).

BWW REVIEW: BRIGHT STAR Flickers at Hanover Theatre in Worcester Photo BWW REVIEW: BRIGHT STAR Flickers at Hanover Theatre in Worcester
by Jan Nargi - Apr 16, 2018

In a brief engagement at the Hanover Theatre in Worcester, Mass. (which ended this Sunday), the national tour of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's southern musical BRIGHT STAR flickers between down-home country charm and maudlin storytelling. Strong performances and a kickin' on-stage bluegrass band, though, manage to knock off the tarnish of this tepid tale of hope and redemption to deliver an uplifting message in the end.

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Is Coming To Theatre Under The Stars Photo Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Is Coming To Theatre Under The Stars
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2018

Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy, Emmy and Academy Award-winning Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winning Edie Brickell, is coming to Houston from Theatre Under The Stars beginning March 13 through March 25 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. To purchase tickets, visit TUTS.com, call the Theatre Under The Stars Box Office at 713-558-8887, or come by the box office in person at 800 Bagby Street, Monday through Friday from 10am to 6pm or Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 4pm.

Audrey Cardwell To Tell Her Story as Alice in BRIGHT STAR Tour, New Cast Announced Photo Audrey Cardwell To Tell Her Story as Alice in BRIGHT STAR Tour, New Cast Announced
by Julie Musbach - Feb 27, 2018

Producer Joey Parnes announced today new casting for the US Tour of¬†Bright Star,¬†the new musical from Grammy¬ģ, Emmy¬ģ¬†and Academy Award¬ģ-winning¬†Steve Martin¬†and Grammy Award¬ģ-winning¬†Edie Brickell.

VIDEO: Carmen Cusack and the Cast of BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson Shine in New Music V Photo VIDEO: Carmen Cusack and the Cast of BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson Shine in New Music Video
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2017

The Tony Award nominated musical 'Bright Star' is currently running through November 19, 2017 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Presented by Center Theatre Group, the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, with music, lyrics and story by Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, will be directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbieand choreographed by Josh Rhodes. See the Carmen Cusack and the cast of the show in a new music video for the opening number, 'If You Knew My Story' below!

Review Roundup: BRIGHT STAR Shines Again in Los Angeles - What Did The Critics Have t Photo Review Roundup: BRIGHT STAR Shines Again in Los Angeles - What Did The Critics Have to Say?
by Alan Henry - Oct 24, 2017

BRIGHT STAR at Ahmanson Theatre plays through November 19. This original musical tells a sweeping tale of love and redemption set against the rich backdrop of the American South in the 1920s and '40s. Propelled by an ensemble of onstage musicians and dancers, the story unfolds as a rich tapestry of deep emotion, beautiful melodies and powerfully moving performances.

Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA Photo Photo Flash: The Sun Shines Again! BRIGHT STAR Tour Opens in LA
by Julie Musbach - Oct 21, 2017

Presented by Center Theatre Group, 'Bright Star' opened at the Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20. Go inside opening night below!

EXCLUSIVE: First Look at Carmen Cusack and Company in BRIGHT STAR Onstage in Los Ange Photo EXCLUSIVE: First Look at Carmen Cusack and Company in BRIGHT STAR Onstage in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

Presented by Center Theatre Group, 'Bright Star' will open at the Ahmanson Theatre on Friday, October 20. The Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, with music, lyrics and story by Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, is currently in previews and is directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. Performances will continue through November 19, 2017. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the cast onstage in Los Angeles below!

BRIGHT STAR with Carmen Cusack Begins Tonight at the Ahmanson Photo BRIGHT STAR with Carmen Cusack Begins Tonight at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

'Bright Star' begins previews tonight, October 11, opens October 20, and runs through November 19, 2017 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Presented by Center Theatre Group, the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, with music, lyrics and story by Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, will be directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Carmen Cusack and Company in Rehearsal for BRIGHT STAR at  Photo Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Carmen Cusack and Company in Rehearsal for BRIGHT STAR at the Ahmanson; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Rehearsals have begun and the full cast is set for 'Bright Star' at the Ahmanson Theatre. Presented by Center Theatre Group, the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, with music, lyrics and story by Grammy, Emmy and Oscar winner Steve Martin and Grammy winner Edie Brickell, will be directed by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. It begins previews October 11, opens October 20 and runs through November 19, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!

Batter Up! San Diego Musical Theatre Announces Cast, Creative Team for DAMN YANKEES
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Damn Yankees.

Photo Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACT
by Julie Musbach - Apr 21, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT! For the first time in the Kavli theatre, Cabrillo will present this hilarious new musical, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, musical direction by Kyle C. Norris, choreography by Michelle Elkin and direction by Misti B. Wills.

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Cabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACT
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2017

Cabrillo Music Theatre is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT.

Cabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACT to 'Take You to Heaven' in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Cabrillo Music Theatre is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT. 

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 10/21; HAMILTON in Chicago, BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Chicago, South Bend, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include the opening of HAMILTON in Chicago, SWEENEY TODD in South Bend, and BILLY ELLIOT in New Zealand, just to name a few.

BWW Review: Don't Cry for Cabrillo's Must See EVITA
by Don Grigware - Oct 17, 2016

Tim Rice's & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita has had a thirty-eight year international love affair with the public since it  premiered in 1978 in London and in 1979 on Broadway. The newest revival in regional theatre is currently at Cabrillo in Thousand Oaks until October 23 only. An operetta based on Eva Duarte Peron and husband Juan Peron of Argentina, the story documents the rise to power of a simple peasant girl to the rank - almost - of Vice-President of her country. I say almost because she became too ill to accept the nomination in 1951 and passed into immortality in 1952 after a seven year reign as First Lady of Argentina, which began in 1946. Evita: criminal or saint? has been the topic of books and documentaries. Eva

Cassandra Murphy to Lead EVITA at Cabrillo Music Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

For the first time in its history, EVITA, this revolutionary Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical is being produced by Cabrillo Music Theatre. 

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of 3-D Theatricals' JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by Lily Lim - Oct 6, 2016

3-D Theatricals (3DT) is going Technicolor¬ģ with¬†Andrew Lloyd Webber¬†(Music) and¬†Tim Rice's (Lyrics) irresistible story of 'Joseph...', his brothers, and one very colorful garment in this delightful musical saga that swirls on stage September 30 through October 9 (press opening October 1) at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center in Redondo Beach, CA. The production then moves to 3DT's newest home, the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts in Cerritos, CA. October 14 - 23, 2016 (press opening October 15) as their 2016 - 2017 premier season offering. Both venues are located in Los Angeles County. ¬†BroadwayWorld has a first look at opening night below!

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