First Night's Top Ten of 2018 Announced in Nashville TonightFirst Night's Top Ten of 2018 Announced in Nashville Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 10, 2018

In anticipation of the gala 30th anniversary celebration of The First Night Awards, Tennessee's best and brightest in live theater were revealed tonight as First Night's Top Ten of 2018 - reviewer and critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual recognition for theater in the Volunteer State - were announced during a Facebook Live presentation from Nashville. (more...)

BWW Review: WINK - Not To be BelievedBWW Review: WINK - Not To be Believed
by Gil Kaan - Dec 10, 2018

Playwright Neil Koenigsberg, a founder/partner of PMK PR, must have experienced some pretty outrageous incidents in his tenure at PMK, as well as, in his stints as talent manager and film producer. Koenigsberg has taken probably one of his most far-fetched scenarios to base WINK on. Andrik Ochoa, totally at ease and comfortable on stage, plays the non-binary Wink as a total innocent with no bad attributes whatsoever. (more...)

WINK Survival Story Comes to The Zephyr TheatreWINK Survival Story Comes to The Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Taking over the title role in Neil Koenigsberg's play WINK, Andrik Ochoa begins rehearsals this week after replacing Javen Marquise Smith. A non-binary actor, Ochoa is based in Los Angeles and was recently seen in the film 'Morir de Amor.' (more...)

WINK A New L.A. Survival Story Comes to The Zephyr TheatreWINK A New L.A. Survival Story Comes to The Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

It's easy to lose your way in Hollywood. A homeless gender questioning teenager and Dario Villanova, a former A-list actor who is now doing B movies, are both down on their luck in Los Angeles. When a synchronistic meeting connects these two souls, they quickly bond over music, art, and life's unexpected misfortunes. Sometimes the best way forward is to stop fighting the past. (more...)

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's New FRANKENSTEIN Is Mesmerizing and StartlingBWW Review: Studio Tenn's New FRANKENSTEIN Is Mesmerizing and Startling
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 4, 2018

Remaining faithful to the original story conceived and written by Mary Shelley, Studio Tenn takes its audiences on an epic gothic - and highly theatrical - journey with Frankenstein, newly adapted by playwright A.S. Peterson and onstage at Jamison Theater through September 9. Mesmerizing and startling, it's a masterpiece of design and imagination. (more...)

BWW Review: Fogelberg Score Soars in PART OF THE PLAN at TPACBWW Review: Fogelberg Score Soars in PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 11, 2017

Singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg's music has provided the soundtrack for so many people's lives over the past 40 years that it should come as no surprise that his remarkable catalogue of music now provides the score for a new musical with its sights focused on a Broadway transfer. But does Part of the Plan have the legs for such a momentous leap of faith and a story that will sell tickets? (more...)

Photo Flash: PART OF THE PLAN Opens in NashvillePhoto Flash: PART OF THE PLAN Opens in Nashville
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

PART OF THE PLAN a new, original musical presented by K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC), written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg, makes its world premiere at theJames K. Polk Theater (505 Deaderick St. Nashville, TN) opening officially on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The show began previews on Friday, September 8th.  The developmental production will run through Sunday, September 24, 2017. (more...)

The Day of the Show: PART OF THE PLAN Opens TonightThe Day of the Show: PART OF THE PLAN Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 10, 2017

With Nashville's theater/music/entertainment/arts communities now abuzz about the world premiere of Part of the Plan, a new musical by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris that is inspired by the music of American troubadour Dan Fogelberg, and which features a score of songs from among the singer/songwriter's catalog of biggest hits. (more...)

Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris' PART OF THE PLAN Set to Debut at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts CenterKate Atkinson and Karen Harris' PART OF THE PLAN Set to Debut at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 6, 2017

Though it may not have started out that way - and it was never a part of their plan - Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris, the two women who are responsible for bringing the new musical Part of the Plan to life onstage, may be proof positive that women, indeed, are getting the job done. (more...)

PART OF THE PLAN: Why A New Dan Fogelberg Musical Has Its Roots Firmly Planted in Music CityPART OF THE PLAN: Why A New Dan Fogelberg Musical Has Its Roots Firmly Planted in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 4, 2017

With only days before the first preview performance of Part of the Plan (followed by a gala opening night on Sunday, September 10), the new musical drawing its score and inspiration from the catalog of troubadour Dan Fogelberg, the widely respected singer/songwriter who spent much of his early career in Nashville, attention should be paid to the motivating factors that led the producers to debut their show in Music City - with a look at the show's roots that are firmly planted in Tennessee. (more...)

For Leading Man Harley Jay It's All Just A PART OF THE PLANFor Leading Man Harley Jay It's All Just A PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 3, 2017

Talk to actor/singer Harley Jay about his current project - the new musical Part of the Plan that draws from the catalogue of singer/songwriter and troubadour Dan Fogelberg - and you'll soon notice how enthusiastic he is about the show. In fact, if you don't leave that conversation feeling just as excited about POTP as he is, you may need to get yourself checked out. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN Preps for Nashville Opening 9/8Photo Coverage: Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN Preps for Nashville Opening 9/8
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 1, 2017

Part of the Plan - a new musical featuring 20 iconic songs from the catalogue of acclaimed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg - celebrates its world premiere and its possible trek toward Broadway with a 19-performance run at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The production opens Thursday, September 8 and continues through September 24 at TPAC's James K. Polk Theatre, with a gala red carpet event heralding the show's official opening night on Sunday, September 10. (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Going Back in Time with I LOVE LUCY LIVE at Dr. Phillips Center
by Kimberly Moy - Jun 25, 2015

I LOVE LUCY - LIVE ON STAGE is probably best suited for audiences that already consider themselves Lucy fans. While those who aren't necessarily fans will likely still enjoy the show, I don't think that they will appreciate this production nearly as much as if they grew up with Lucy and Desi coming into their living rooms once a week. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Nostalgic I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE at the Peabody Opera House
by Chris Gibson - Apr 21, 2015

When I was growing up, I Love Lucy was a morning television staple, even though it had been off the air for many years. Reality shows have since replaced pretty much all of the stuff I grew up on, at least on the major networks, but you can still find the re-runs on stations like Me TV, which cater to the boomer generation with their lineup of classic programs. If you were lucky enough to be at the Peabody Opera House this weekend (April 17-19, 2015), you had the opportunity to see a recreation of two episodes of this iconic show with their presentation of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE. This touring production is one you should definitely check out if you're into nostalgia, or just need a good laugh. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Talented I LOVE LUCY - LIVE ON STAGE Cast Shines Despite Script's Missteps
by Veronica Bruscini - Feb 25, 2015

I LOVE LUCY: LIVE ON STAGE is a solid, engaging concept, and though there are some missteps along the way, for the most part, the production succeeds. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Getting to Know I LOVE LUCY'S Thea Brooks
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jan 23, 2015

Thea Brooks stars in the national tour of I LOVE LUCY® LIVE ON STAGE, playing at Minneapolis' State Theatre through Jan. 25, 2014. BWW Minneapolis got to find out more about her and the unique show in this fun Getting to Know interview. (more...)

BWW Reviews: I (Still) LOVE LUCY
by Amanda Finn - Jan 7, 2015

No, you don't need to get your eyes checked. If you happen by Overture Center before January 11th and see a bouncy redhead pestering a suave Cuban man while sporting the grimace of a beloved television star - follow her. I Love Lucy Live on Stage is 'filming' in front of Overture's live studio audience this week and they are loving every minute of it. (more...)

Tickets to I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE at Aronoff Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for the national tour of I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, the brand-new hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history as part of the 2014-2015 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets prices start at $29 and are available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. Group orders of ten or more may be placed by calling 513.369.4363. (more...)

I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE Returns to Chicago Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that I LOVE LUCY LIVE ON STAGE, the hit stage show adapted from the most beloved program in television history, which is produced under license from CBS Consumer Products, will return to Chicago by popular demand during its 2014-15 National Tour. The production, which began with extended sit-down productions in Los Angeles and Chicago and became an audience favorite across the country, will play the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) tonight, Dec. 9 through Dec. 14, 2014. (more...)

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