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Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards; Wolfbane Productio Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards; Wolfbane Productions's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Photos: Check Out New Images of the National Tour of OKLAHOMA! Photo Photos: Check Out New Images of the National Tour of OKLAHOMA!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

The North American tour of Rogers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is now playing 25 cities during the 2021-2022 season including stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago and Nashville, and more.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards; Wolfbane's YOUNG F Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards; Wolfbane's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Central Virginia Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Tickets to go on Sale Next Week for OKLAHOMA! at the North Charleston Performing Arts Photo Tickets to go on Sale Next Week for OKLAHOMA! at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021

The Best of Broadway will present the Lowcountry premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s OKLAHOMA! at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center  May 21 & 22, 2022.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 13 at 10AM.

Review Roundup: North American Tour of OKLAHOMA! Takes the Stage; What Are the Critic Photo Review Roundup: North American Tour of OKLAHOMA! Takes the Stage; What Are the Critics Saying?
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021

The North American tour of Rogers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! began performances at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on November 9, 2021 and will continue to play over 25 cities during the 2021-2022 season including stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago and Nashville, and more. Read the reviews!

Photos: First Look at the National Tour of OKLAHOMA! Photo Photos: First Look at the National Tour of OKLAHOMA!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 11, 2021

The North American tour of Rogers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! began performances at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on November 9, 2021 and will continue to play over 25 cities during the 2021-2022 season including stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago and Nashville, and more. 

Sasha Hutchings, Sean Grandillo, Sis & More to Star in the OKLAHOMA! National Tour Photo Sasha Hutchings, Sean Grandillo, Sis & More to Star in the OKLAHOMA! National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2021

The cast of the national tour of Oklahoma! has been announced! The cast will feature Sasha Hutchings as Laurey Williams, Sean Grandillo as Curly McLain, Christopher Bannow as Jud Fry, Sis as Ado Annie Carnes, Hennessy Winkler as Will Parker, Benj Mirman as Ali Hakim, Barbara Walsh as Aunt Eller and more.

BWW Review: SONGS OF IRELAND Brings a Smile to the Heart Photo BWW Review: SONGS OF IRELAND Brings a Smile to the Heart
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Mar 14, 2021

There is nothing like Celtic music to bring a lift to the step and a smile to the heart, and SONGS OF IRELAND, a new benefit concert streaming on the Fulton Theatre’s virtual platform, Fulton HD, delivers an hour of irresistible tunes performed with impeccable style, charm, and emotional depth by a stellar ensemble, who have a strong bond with Maine theatre. Directed and choreographed by Marc Robin, this beautifully crafted musical revue brings together Curt Dale Clark, Charis Leos, David Girolmo, Cary Michele Miller, Jay Poff, and Gillian Hassert, all of whom are favorites at Maine State Music and most veterans of either the 2016 THE IRISH AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY co-production with Portland Stage or Robin’s restaging at the Fulton Theatre in 2018.

Fulton Theatre Presents KINKY BOOTS and SNOW WHITE Photo Fulton Theatre Presents KINKY BOOTS and SNOW WHITE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 2, 2020

Fulton Theatre presents the regional premiere of the Tony Award-winning Kinky Boots! This dazzling musical will lift audiences' spirits when it opens on Thursday, March 5, 2020, with preview performances on March 3rd and 4th. The Broadway smash hit has a book by Harvey Fierstein and a Grammy Award-winning score by pop sensation Cyndi Lauper has been HELD OVER for an additional week, now set to close on Saturday, April 4th.

Photo Flash: Resonance Works' Presents ON THE TOWN Photo Photo Flash: Resonance Works' Presents ON THE TOWN
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2018

 Set during WWII, On the Town follows the amorous adventures of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City.  Determined to make every minute count, the three friends set off to explore the Big Apple and to find romance - encountering colorful characters and hilarious misadventures along the way.  The revolutionary score boldly draws from diverse musical inspirations - jazz, spirituals, operetta, symphonic classicism, beautiful ballads, and catchy tunes - including the iconic songs "New York, New York," "Lonely Town," and "Some Other Time," plus a plethora of purely orchestral music.   

Resonance Works Celebrates Leonard Bernstein With ON THE TOWN Photo Resonance Works Celebrates Leonard Bernstein With ON THE TOWN
by Julie Musbach - Oct 1, 2018

RESONANCE WORKS opens its sixth season celebrating the centennial of Leonard Bernstein with On the Town in concert on Friday, October 19, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 21, at 3 p.m. Performances will be held at the New Hazlett Theater, renewing the company's engagement with the North Side community. Members of The Brass Roots join forces with the Resonance Chamber Orchestra. Resonance Works Founder and Artistic Director Maria Sensi Sellner conducts.

Maine State Music Theatre Offers Free Concert On The Mall Photo Maine State Music Theatre Offers Free Concert On The Mall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

As part of Maine State Music Theatre's 60th Anniversary season, and as a thank to you the community that has supported it, the theatre will present a free concert - in collaboration with Brunswick Downtown Association - on the Brunswick Mall today, August 15 at 5:30 PM.

BWW Review: MSMT Throws Big, Beautiful 60th Birthday Bash Photo BWW Review: MSMT Throws Big, Beautiful 60th Birthday Bash
by Carla Maria Verdino-S√ľllwold - Aug 14, 2018

Anniversaries are times to reflect, to evaluate, but also to celebrate. Yesterday with its 60 Years of Musical Theatre: The Best of Maine State Music Theatre gala concert, the Brunswick theatre pulled out all the stops with a big, beautiful Diamond Jubilee gala that proved a stunning culmination to this milestone season. And indeed, six decades after Victoria Crandall launched her dream at the Pickard Theater on the Bowdoin College campus, MSMT can boast numerous reasons to celebrate its history, as well as its present accomplishments and future aspirations. In a matinee and evening stagings that featured musical performances by twenty-one soloists and an ensemble of ten, as well a number of spoken tributes, Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark architected a program that was classy, heartfelt, and rich and deep in the talent it showcased. As with any commemorative event, the program tapped into nostalgia and memory but blended these with a strong sense of the vigorous, energetic, imposing presence this company has become - not only in Midcoast Maine but also as a force in national regional theatre.

Maine State Music Theatre Offers Free Concert On The Mall Photo Maine State Music Theatre Offers Free Concert On The Mall
by Julie Musbach - Aug 6, 2018

As part of Maine State Music Theatre's 60th Anniversary season, and as a thank to you the community that has supported it, the theatre will present a free concert - in collaboration with Brunswick Downtown Association - on the Brunswick Mall on Wednesday, August 15 at 5:30 PM.

Fulton Theatre Mounts Biggest Production Yet THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Photo Fulton Theatre Mounts Biggest Production Yet THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Julie Musbach - Jun 4, 2018

On June 5, 2018, the Fulton Theatre launches The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the theatre's season finale and biggest production of the 2017/2018 season.  The Hunchback of Notre Dame will also be one of the largest shows in the theatre's one hundred sixty six year history. Over ninety cast and choir members will take the stage amidst soaring bell towers, a gypsy village, and the bustling streets of fifteenth century Paris. Beneath the stage, a fourteen piece orchestra will bring to life the incredible music of the timeless classic.

Lauren Worsham, Denny Dillon & Stephen Bogardus Will Lead Reading of LUNA AND THE GOL Photo Lauren Worsham, Denny Dillon & Stephen Bogardus Will Lead Reading of LUNA AND THE GOLD RIVER DOCKS
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 21, 2018

Luna and the Gold River Docks, a musical by Eric Dietz inspired by the documentary The Whale by Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm, will present a special reading presentation on Friday, March 23 at 2:00pm. 

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February Photo Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by Julie Musbach - Feb 2, 2018

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

BWW Review: THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY at Fulton Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY at Fulton Theatre
by Rich Mehrenberg - Jan 26, 2018

Only a week ago, in my review of The Mousetrap, I praised the Fulton in their decision to bring a drama back to the mainstage. I will now 'double-down', and share how much fun it was to attend a musical in their intimate fourth floor theater.

Photo Flash: Inside Fulton Theatre's THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY Photo Photo Flash: Inside Fulton Theatre's THE IRISH... AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
by Julie Musbach - Jan 25, 2018

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present this jovial celebration of The Irish And How They Got That Way, January 23 now extended through February 25. Join us for a fun-filled time as we explore the ways of the Irish and how they have fit into the tapestry of America over the past 150 years.

Fulton Theatre Opens THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY Photo Fulton Theatre Opens THE IRISH...AND HOW THEY GOT THAT WAY
by Rebecca Russo - Jan 23, 2018

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present this jovial celebration of The Irish And How They Got That Way, January 23 now extended through February 25. Join us for a fun-filled time as we explore the ways of the Irish and how they have fit into the tapestry of America over the past 150 years.

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