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BWW Review: Contemporary Theater Company's Delightful LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSBWW Review: Contemporary Theater Company's Delightful LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Erica Cataldi-Roberts - Oct 29, 2018

When it comes to Halloween season musicals, few are as appropriate as LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS - an ever growing plant with a taste for human blood, a sadistic dentist, and the potential loss of everything you've ever dreamed of? There's plenty to feel uneasy about. Fortunately the show balances out the potential terror with a sizeable dose of charm and humor, both ably represented in the Contemporary Theater Company's (CTC) production of Little Shop, playing through November 18th at their space in downtown Wakefield, Rhode Island. (more...)

Director Frank Oz To Give Q & A Session At Schimmel Center's Halloween Screening of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSDirector Frank Oz To Give Q & A Session At Schimmel Center's Halloween Screening of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Four-time Emmy award winning director and puppeteer Frank Oz will give a post-screening Q&A session at the Schimmel Center at Pace University's Halloween screening of the rarely seen Director's Cut of the cult class 1986 musical film he directed, Little Shop of Horrors on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Lightning Bolt Productions Launches 2nd Season With LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSLightning Bolt Productions Launches 2nd Season With LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Jessie Hoffman, Producer & Artistic Director for Lightning Bolt Productions, today announced the theatrical company's first major production this season, Little Shop of Horrors. (more...)

VIDEO: Taran Killam Does Impression of Murray Head, Talks Upcoming COMPANY Episode of 'Documentary Now!' and MoreVIDEO: Taran Killam Does Impression of Murray Head, Talks Upcoming COMPANY Episode of 'Documentary Now!' and More
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2018

SNL and Broadway alum Taran Killam appeared on last night's episode of Late Night With Seth Meyers. Killam proposed a SNL sketch in which Murray Head has a talk show but can only speak in the cadence in which he sings One Night in Bangkok from Chess. Killam then proceeded to do his own impression of Head. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN At La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 19, 2018

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25thSilver Anniversary at the theatre) in association with T&D Productions, LLC are thrilled to present Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original "Janis" starring in her Tony nominated performance A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, musical direction by Brent Crayon, and created, written & directed by Randy Johnson. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will preview on Friday, September 14, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

Casting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCECasting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Transport Group has announced casting for its world premiere musical, Renascence, which begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)


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Anne Kauffman Will Take Over as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center in 2019Anne Kauffman Will Take Over as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced Anne Kauffman as Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center for the 2019 season. Founding Artistic Director Jeanine Tesori will maintain her relationship with the popular summer series as Creative Advisor - working with Kauffman to curate programming which will conclude City Center's 75th Anniversary Season. Kauffman and Tesori served as Co-Artistic Directors for the 2018 series which included Jason Robert Brown's Songs for A New World, Michael Friedman's Gone Missing, and Micki Grant's Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope. (more...)

Schimmel Center Announces Programming For 2018-2019 Season; Mandy Gonzalez, Ana Gasteyer, and MoreSchimmel Center Announces Programming For 2018-2019 Season; Mandy Gonzalez, Ana Gasteyer, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Schimmel Center-located in the heart of downtown Manhattan at Pace University-today announces programming for its 2018-2019 season, featuring 30 events spanning multiple genres including award-winning comedy, dance, cabaret, folk and rock, documentaries, world music, and family programming. (more...)

Original 'Janis' Mary Bridget Davies Returns to the Lead Role in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at La MiradaOriginal 'Janis' Mary Bridget Davies Returns to the Lead Role in A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN at La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment in association with T&D Productions, LLC present Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original 'Janis' starring in her Tony nominated performance A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, musical direction by Brent Crayon, and created, written & directed by Randy Johnson. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will preview on Friday, September 14, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Funko Pop! Movies to Release LITTLE SHOP OR HORRORS Collection this AugustFunko Pop! Movies to Release LITTLE SHOP OR HORRORS Collection this August
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

Relive the 1986 Warner Bros. Pictures cult classic rock musical with this Pop! line that will have you singing “Feed me, Seymour.” The collection will be released this August. (more...)

Colin Donnell Completes Cast of Encores! Off-Center SONGS FOR A NEW WORLDColin Donnell Completes Cast of Encores! Off-Center SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Casting is complete for the Encores! Off-Center production of Songs for a New World with the addition of television actor and Encores! alum Colin Donnell (Lady, Be Good!; Merrily We Roll Along; Follies). (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Susan Blackwell and More Announced for City Center Encores! Off-Center 2018 Season!Shoshana Bean, Susan Blackwell and More Announced for City Center Encores! Off-Center 2018 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori today announced casting for New York City Center's popular summer musical theater series Encores! Off-Center. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Announces Its 2018-2019 Season; WHO'S HOLIDAY, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and MoreStages Repertory Theatre Announces Its 2018-2019 Season; WHO'S HOLIDAY, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Stages Repertory Theatre's 2018-2019 Season, the final full season to be performed at the theatre's current Allen Parkway facility, offers a dynamic mix of new work, fan favorites and stories reflecting Houston's diverse communities. With Stages' signature breadth of programming, the season runs the gamut from beloved musicals to daring new dramas, youth and family programs to adults-only hilarity, with a focus on nurturing emerging artists and welcoming a wide range of audiences. (more...)

New ABC Pilot To Star Leighton Meester, Taran Killam & Brad GarrettNew ABC Pilot To Star Leighton Meester, Taran Killam & Brad Garrett
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

According to Deadline, ABC's newest pilot is set to star Leighton Meester, Taran Killam and Brad Garrett. The show is called SINGLE PARENTS, and comes from Liz Meriwether (NEW GIRL creator), writer J.J. Philbin, and 20th Century FOX TV. Read more about it from Deadline here! (more...)

Kate Whoriskey, Ken Rus Schmoll, Savion Glover Announced as Directors for Encores! Off-Center SeasonKate Whoriskey, Ken Rus Schmoll, Savion Glover Announced as Directors for Encores! Off-Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman andJeanine Tesori today announced the directors for the 2018 season, which begins June 27. The popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center will welcome directors Kate Whoriskey, Ken Rus Schmoll, and Savion Glover, all of whom are making their City Center directorial debuts. (more...)

Encores! Off-Center Season Announced; GONE MISSING to Honor Michael FriedmanEncores! Off-Center Season Announced; GONE MISSING to Honor Michael Friedman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Encores! Off-Center Co-Artistic Directors Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori today announced programming for the 2018 season of New York City Center's acclaimed summer musical theater series. The season will open, June 27through 30, with Jason Robert Brown's breakout musical Songs for a New World and close with Micki Grant and Vinnette Carroll's vibrant, radical 1971 work Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope, July 25 through 28. The centerpiece of the season will be a special two-night-only engagement (July 11 & 12) of Gone Missing, honoring composer and Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman, whose life was tragically cut short last summer. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MNM's LITTLE SHOP a Star-Studded SuppertimeBWW Reviews: MNM's LITTLE SHOP a Star-Studded Suppertime
by Trevor Durham - Dec 5, 2017

Bruce Lisner pulls together a star-studded cast of performers, each bringing their own personal blends onto the classic expectations. Despite some technical stumbles, MNM's Little Shop is a toe-tapping, smile-inducing injection for theatre-goers of any age. (more...)

Anne Kauffman & Jeanine Tesori Named Co-Artistic Directors for 2018 Encores! Off-Center SeasonAnne Kauffman & Jeanine Tesori Named Co-Artistic Directors for 2018 Encores! Off-Center Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

New York City Center President & CEO Arlene Shuler today announced Anne Kauffman and Jeanine Tesori as Co-Artistic Directors for the 2018 Encores! Off-Center season. (more...)

MNM Productions Reveals Cast For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At Kravis Center's Rinker PlayhouseMNM Productions Reveals Cast For LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS At Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, one of South Florida's hottest theatre companies, today announced the cast of its fourth production this year, the comedy rock musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, which will run December 1-17 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. (more...)

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