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TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Announces Artistic Director To Replace Founding AD After 50th SeasonTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Announces Artistic Director To Replace Founding AD After 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, recipient of the 2019 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, has announced the appointment of Tim Bond as its new Artistic Director. Bond will join the company officially in March 2020, stepping in as Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley winds down his 50th and final season at the helm of the theatre he created, ending one of the longest tenures in American theatre. Kelley previously announced his retirement at the conclusion of the company's current season in June 2020. Said Bond upon accepting the appointment, a?oeI am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue Robert Kelley's great work, and to lead this spirited company into its next exciting phase.a?? (more...)

BWW Interview: Erin Sullivan of Temple Theatre's WITH LOVE, MARILYNBWW Interview: Erin Sullivan of Temple Theatre's WITH LOVE, MARILYN
by Jeffrey Kare - Aug 27, 2019

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Savion Glover Directs THE TAP DANCE KIDSavion Glover Directs THE TAP DANCE KID
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019

Famed Newark-born tap artist and dancemaker Savion Glover (a?oeShuffle Along,a?? a?oeBring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funka??) returns to the musical hit that introduced audiences to his ascendant talents when he directs and choreographs a?oeThe Tap Dance Kida?? at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Interview: Comedic Playwright Eli Pasic on Comedy, Collaboration and Keeping Busy With Two New WorksBWW Interview: Comedic Playwright Eli Pasic on Comedy, Collaboration and Keeping Busy With Two New Works
by Isabella Perrone - Jul 24, 2019

Having two completely different shows premiere within a month of each other might be a daunting concept for many playwrights, but Eli Pasic is taking it in stride. The emerging Toronto writers' first fully produced work, the comedic farce FALSE CLAIMS, follows the story of a man who poses as his late aunt's husband in order to collect her life insurance policy and opens August 2. His nautical musical parody SOMETHING FOR THE BUOYS is set to premiere this fall. Pasic was able to take some time away from his heavy workload to discuss his journey from musician to produced playwright, and offered an in-depth look into the differences between writing for plays versus musicals, his creative process, and an unexpected collaboration with an established Broadway composer. (more...)

BWW Previews: LSPR PAC 20-2B to Bring SIDE SHOW to AMANI PALLADIUM THEATREBWW Previews: LSPR PAC 20-2B to Bring SIDE SHOW to AMANI PALLADIUM THEATRE
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Jul 17, 2019

The students of London School of Performing Arts' Performing Arts Communication major of batch 20, class 2B (hence LSPR PAC 20-2B) will bring the musical SIDE SHOW on August 8th and 9th, 2019, at the AMANI PALLADIUM THEATRE, Bekasi. This musical is part of the 12th LSPR PAC FEST where LSPR PAC students will produce and perform a variety of shows. (more...)

Longview Native Brings The Life And Music Of James Brown To His Hometown As Part Of His National TourLongview Native Brings The Life And Music Of James Brown To His Hometown As Part Of His National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

As a very young man, Dedrick Weathersby a Longview TX native learned early on about the magic of the genre called 'soul music.' (more...)

VIDEO: Watch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Accept 2019 Regional Theatre Tony AwardVIDEO: Watch TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Accept 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019

On Sunday night at the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley received the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The honor is accompanied by a grant of $25,000, made possible by City National Bank's generous support of the Creative Arts Awards. Watch the theatre accept the Tony Award. (more...)

20 Selections for Baritones: Choosing An Audition Song20 Selections for Baritones: Choosing An Audition Song
by Aaron Kaburick - May 22, 2019

To get you started, here is a list of baritone audition songs: My Girlfriend Who Lives in Canada, I Don't Remember You, Good Thing Going, Shall We Dance, When I First Saw You, Tonight at Eight and She Loves Me, I'll Be Here, Shine on Your Shoes, and more! (more...)

Elisabeth Withers Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2019

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents Grammy & Tony nominee; 'ELISABETH WITHERS; The Soul Of A Woman" as she ushers in a highly anticipated concert of musical theater gemstones. We know her as the sultry scene-stealer; 'Shug Avery' from the Grammy-winning musical The Color Purple on Broadway & the 'No Regrets' recording artist on E-One Records. However, this powerhouse singer/actress/songwriter has many more beautiful layers to her artistry. As a singer she has worked with LaChanze, Cher, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez and producer Henry Krieger just to name a few. Her warm alluring voice will capture your heart and send you on a musical journey. The journey to her role on Broadway to working with industry royalty Beatles' guitarist Sir Paul Mccartney. (more...)

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Wins the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony AwardTheatreWorks Silicon Valley Wins the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2019

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that based on the recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will be the recipient of the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The honor is accompanied by a grant of $25,000, made possible by City National Bank's generous support of the Creative Arts Awards. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sulmane MaigadiBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Sulmane Maigadi
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 22, 2019

Spring has sprung here in DC. The cherry blossoms are in bloom, Lawmakers are doing whatever they do and my favorite area art education institution The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts is gearing up for their  spring musical production. This year as part of the Creating a Musical Role class The Theatre Lab will be presenting the Bill Russell/Henry Krieger cult musical Side Show with performances starting on May 2nd and running through May 11th. (more...)

M&T Bank And NJPAC Partnership Presents Multi-Cultural Dance SeriesM&T Bank And NJPAC Partnership Presents Multi-Cultural Dance Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and M&T Bank are proud to announce the 2019-2020 M&T Bank Dance Series. The series features a diverse, international array of multicultural, groundbreaking performers and dance companies, beloved productions, and unique and inspiring works. The dynamic program is the result of an innovative partnership between two community-focused organizations:NJPAC, the Newark-based, world-class cultural venue; and M&T Bank, whose superior dedication to its customers and communities includes consistent support for the arts. (more...)

BWW Feature: Queensbury Theatre's Season Finale SIDE SHOW Showcases Houston TalentBWW Feature: Queensbury Theatre's Season Finale SIDE SHOW Showcases Houston Talent
by Audrey Morabito - Apr 9, 2019

As the season finale of Queensbury's inaugural season of both classic musicals and world premieres, SIDE SHOW vibrantly illustrates why you should keep your eye on Queensbury Theatre. Queensbury aims to engage the community, cultivate the future, and redefine the expectations of Houston theatre. SIDE SHOW accomplishes all three of these intents with a remarkable local cast, top-notch Houston designers, and a captivating true story that is sure to entertain. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ray Shell Celebrates STARLIGHT EXPRESS At Spoonfed NYCPhoto Flash: Ray Shell Celebrates STARLIGHT EXPRESS At Spoonfed NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

Internationally renowned actor, writer, singer, producer, and director Ray Shell recently celebrated the 35th anniversary of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express with a live Q&A and performance at Spoonfed New York Country. Ray originated the lead role of 'Rusty' in the show's West End production. (more...)

LTM's Popular Lunchtime Lecture Continues With DREAMGIRLSLTM's Popular Lunchtime Lecture Continues With DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at Noon, local writer and historian David Garnes will lead an informative talk about Little Theatre's upcoming production of the Motown Classic DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

MTH Theater at Crown Center Names Tim Scott Executive Artistic DirectorMTH Theater at Crown Center Names Tim Scott Executive Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019

Musical Theater Heritage (MTH) and its Board of Directors announced today that they have appointed Tim Scott Executive Artistic Director, effective immediately. Mr. Scott becomes the fourth Artistic Director in MTH's seventeen-year history. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Dazzles At Little Theatre Of ManchesterDREAMGIRLS Dazzles At Little Theatre Of Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

The Little Theatre of Manchester (LTM) continues its 2019 season with the Tony and Academy Award winning musical DREAMGIRLS, playing April 12 - 28, 2019, (more...)

Javier Muñoz Joins EPIC DUETS at 54 BelowJavier Muñoz Joins EPIC DUETS at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Epic Theatre Ensemble is excited to announce, Hamilton's very own, Javier Muñoz, will join Sasha Hutchings in Epic's Education Benefit: Epic Duets. (more...)

BWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Fairfield Center StageBWW Review: DREAMGIRLS at Fairfield Center Stage
by Sean Fallon - Mar 5, 2019

Fairfield Center Stage yet again presents a high quality production with the musical DREAMGIRLS. An excellent cast entertains the entire audience. The run ends on March 9, so get your tickets quickly! (more...)

Memorial Set For Mark Bramble At Washington CollegeMemorial Set For Mark Bramble At Washington College
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Mark Bramble, the American theatre director, author and producer died on February 20, 2019 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore following complications related to cardiovascular hypertension.  He was 68 years old.  His passing was reported by his long-time business manager and friend, Richard Koenigsberg. (more...)

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