BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Presented By The Gateway At The Patchogue Theatre BWW Review: KINKY BOOTS Presented By The Gateway At The Patchogue Theatre
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 9, 2019

The Gateway Theatre ends their dazzling 70th season with the Long Island premiere of Tony award winning musical Kinky Boots. The stellar Larry Raben directed production runs through September 14th at the beautiful Patchogue Theatre. This show, based on the movie with a book by Harvey Fierstein, is indeed a must-see this season. (more...)

THE WHO'S TOMMY Comes To Seven Angels Theatre THE WHO'S TOMMY Comes To Seven Angels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Seven Angels Theatre brings the equity production of the Rock Opera-THE WHO'S TOMMY to Waterbury from April 25-May 19. Tommy with Book by Des McAnuff, Pete Townsend. Music by Pete Townsend. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Honors the 60th Anniversary of 'The Day The Music Died' Photo Coverage: BUDDY-The Buddy Holly Story Honors the 60th Anniversary of 'The Day The Music Died'
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 4, 2019

February 3 was the 60th Anniversary of the plane crash that killed Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story celebrated the anniversary at the show and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Engeman BWW Review: BUDDY - THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at the Engeman
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 24, 2019

Northport's exquisite John W. Engeman Theatre does it again with a boffo incarnation of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story. Running through March 3rd at the Long Island venue, the musical is strongly directed by Keith Andrews and boasts an absolutely stellar cast many of whom have been in previous productions of this show. While we know Buddy (along with a few of his friends) died young and tragically in a plane crash, Alan Janes has certainly created a joyous celebration of Buddy's life. (more...)

Photo Flash:  The John W. Engeman Theater Presents BUDDY ‚Ä"THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Photo Flash: The John W. Engeman Theater Presents BUDDY ‚Ä"THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story, Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater Photo Coverage: BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story, Celebrates Opening Night at The John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 23, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater presents BUDDY -THE Buddy Holly STORY. playing now through Sunday, March 3, 2019. Check out photos of all the action of the show's opening night on Broadway! (more...)

BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater BUDDY- THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY Comes to The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for BUDDY -THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY. Performances begin on Thursday, January 17 and run through Sunday, March 3, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: The Gateway's FLASHDANCE, THE MUSICAL BWW Review: The Gateway's FLASHDANCE, THE MUSICAL
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 6, 2018

The Gateway theatre company's thrilling production of Flashdance, The Musical, is truly an electric way to end their busy Summer season. The sensational regional premiere, running through September 15th at the Patchogue Theatre, is excellently directed by Keith Andrews and boasts an absolutely superb cast. And though it is based on the famous 1983 movie, fans of the movie (like myself!) will notice several changes and will be pleasantly pleased in the stage incarnation. (more...)

VIDEO: Connecticut Rep Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR VIDEO: Connecticut Rep Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the final production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: 'Jesus Christ Superstar', the iconic rock opera based on the last week of Jesus' life that has blown away audiences for over 40 years. CRT Nutmeg Summer Series Artistic Director Terrence Manndirects. 'Jesus Christ Superstar' stars Alex Prakken (Jesus), Ryan Vona (Judas) and Jonathan Cobrda (Pontius Pilate). Tickets are on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

CT Rep Announces Cast Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Directed By Terrence Mann CT Rep Announces Cast Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Directed By Terrence Mann
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the final production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Jesus Christ Superstar", the iconic rock opera based on the last week of Jesus' life that has blown away audiences for over 40 years. CRT Nutmeg Summer Series Artistic Director Terrence Mann directs. "Jesus Christ Superstar" stars Alex Prakken (Jesus), Ryan Vona (Judas) and Jonathan Cobrda (Pontius Pilate). (more...)

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The Gateway BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at The Gateway
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 30, 2017

The Gateway Playhouse closes out an amazing and busy Summer season with a superb production of the musical Little Shop Of Horrors. This incarnation runs at the Bellport venue through September 9th boasting an outstanding Broadway caliber cast. Based on the classic 1960 film, book writer Howard Ashman pens - and writes the lyrics for - the theatre staple's heartfelt story. And Alan Menken's music is a fun fusion of 1960s rock and roll, doo-wop and Motown. You'll more than likely be familiar with the score's popular tunes including the title song and 'Suddenly, Seymour'. (more...)

BWW Review: The Gateway's MAMMA MIA!
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 26, 2017

The Gateway's latest offering is an absolutely thrilling production of the worldwide blockbuster hit Mamma Mia!. Running through August 5th at the Patchogue Theatre For The Performing Arts, this incarnation is excellently directed by Larry Raben. Indeed, this uplifting show, set to the fun music of ABBA, will leave you smiling and humming the score for days. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Gateway will take Long Island by storm at The Patchogue Theatre with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, and will dazzle the audience from July 19th through August 5th.  Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, is based on the songs of ABBA and has broken box office records worldwide having been seen by more than 60 million people.  With non-stop laughs and explosive dance numbers, the show features hit songs that include "Super Trouper," "Dancing Queen," "Knowing Me, Knowing You," "Take a Chance on Me," "Thank You for the Music," "Money, Money, Money," "The Winner Takes It All," and "SOS." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Let It Go' with the Engeman's THE FULL MONTY
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 25, 2017

In another hit for Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre, Tony nominee The Full Monty delivers a lively production like its Broadway predecessor. This wonderful incarnation, directed superbly by Engeman newbie KEITH ANDREWS, runs through March 5th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The tale centers on a group of steel workers who were laid-off from their job and we follow them trying to get back on their feet and overcome insecurities. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE FULL MONTY Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 22, 2017

THE FULL MONTY played a full-hearted opening last night. Check out the photos below! This 10-time Tony Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie. (more...)

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/29; MAMMA MIA! at The Muny, MARY POPPINS with Kara Lindsay, CABARET at Music Circus & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 29, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Raleigh, Sacramento, St. Louis and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MAMMA MIA! at The Muny, MARY POPPINS in Raleigh, and CABARET at California Music Circus, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: The Gateway's Long Island Premiere Of PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 27, 2016

The Gateway's exciting Long Island premiere of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert went off without a hitch this past weekend at The Patchogue Theatre. Running through August 6th, I really can't stress enough that this musical is incredibly enjoyable and the cast, directed by David Ruttura, is top-notch. There were some changes from the 2011 Broadway production, but your big, glittery heart will definitely be smiling as you leave the theatre. (more...)

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