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TOOTSIE First National Tour Cast Announced Photo TOOTSIE First National Tour Cast Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 2, 2021

Complete casting has been announced for the First National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Tootsie.

VIDEO: Judy Kuhn, Daniel J. Watts and More Join 11th Episode of THE SIGNATURE SHOW Photo VIDEO: Judy Kuhn, Daniel J. Watts and More Join 11th Episode of THE SIGNATURE SHOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 8, 2021

Signature Theatre has released the eleventh episode of The Signature Show, a free half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future.

Performing Arts Groups on the Central Coast Look Forward to Reopening Photo Performing Arts Groups on the Central Coast Look Forward to Reopening
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2021

Performing arts are looking to make a comeback on the Central Coast, with state guidance now allowing modified outdoor performances.

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Arundel & Ladbroke Gardens Photo BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Arundel & Ladbroke Gardens
by Cindy Marcolina - Jun 26, 2019

Since 2016, Shakespeare in the Squares have brought delightful takes of Shakespeare's works to gardens all around London. This year, they mark their annual summer celebrations with a charming and quaint production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

RED BAR, A Support Group For Serial Killers, Convene In Hollywood. Photo RED BAR, A Support Group For Serial Killers, Convene In Hollywood.
by Stephi Wild - May 1, 2019

The Creative Co-lab Announces World Premiere Of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A N Photo The Creative Co-lab Announces World Premiere Of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ when freedom ain't enuff
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 26, 2019

The Creative Co-Lab is proud to announce the world premiere of FOR COLORED BOYZ ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN/ when freedom ain't enuff, a choreopoem by Bryan-Keyth Wilson (Hood Boy Chronicles, Pamlet, The Subway Series) inspired by Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf. FOR COLORED BOYZ first hit the Houston Theatre scene 4 years ago during the workshop phase. On February 21, 2015 a  workshop was presented in Galveston at Old Central sponsored by The Nia Cultural Center then following the next year Kevin Anderson and the T.R.U.T.H. produced the 2nd phase of the script workshop. After two script workshops and staged readings Wilson and his creative team are ready to release this theatrical gem to the theatre community.

BWW Review: Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Performs at The Landmark Theatre Photo BWW Review: Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Performs at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Feb 14, 2019

No doubt you will see tiaras, beautiful ball gowns, slippers made of glass, pumpkins, a Prince, and a clock striking midnight in the current touring production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella. Yes, the modern production keeps all those familiar things from the fairytale and the original 1957 musical starring Julie Andrews intact. However, this production - like the most recent Broadway revival on which it is based - features a new book by Douglas Carter Beane (2013 adaptation).  He gives the audience new characters and a more sympathetic stepsister.  He also provides the Prince with a story/personality and grants Cinderella the power to decide her own destiny.  Put succinctly, there are many socio-political undertones within the story and the characters that inhabit it.

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Work Light Productions, A Lovely  Photo BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at Work Light Productions, A Lovely Night of Theatre
by Craig Richardson - Feb 6, 2019

A little after the clock struck on the half hour, the national touring production of Cinderella began. At the top of show, puppetry ensues with a massive praying mantis taking center stage that is eventually defeated by Prince Topher, played by Lukas James Miller. Then the audience quickly understands that we are in for one magical night of folderol and fiddle dee that somehow becomes entirely possible live on stage. From start to finish, the fairytale is richly presented with wonderfully well-cast performers, delightful performances, and gorgeous classic music and lyrics by the famed writing team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.

Conejo Players Theatre Opens 2019 Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Photo Conejo Players Theatre Opens 2019 Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

Conejo Players Theatre kicks off its 61st Season - featuring 11 sure-to-please productions; three more than ever before! - by bringing a truly iconic piece of American literature to life on stage ... Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, opening January 18, 2019, at 8:00pm.

BWW Review:  Touring CINDERELLA Charms and Delights with its Modern Political Message Photo BWW Review: Touring CINDERELLA Charms and Delights with its Modern Political Messages
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2019

Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II, the fathers of the modern American musical, were advocates of social responsibility. In OKLAHOMA, they stressed the building of community. In SOUTH PACIFIC they pegged prejudice. In THE KING AND I, the duo examined intercultural understandings.

Conejo Players Theatre Opens 2019 Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Photo Conejo Players Theatre Opens 2019 Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Stephi Wild - Dec 23, 2018

Conejo Players Theatre kicks off its 61st Season - featuring 11 sure-to-please productions; three more than ever before! - by bringing a truly iconic piece of American literature to life on stage ... Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, opening January 18, 2019, at 8:00pm.

EPIX Greenlights PUNK Docuseries Photo EPIX Greenlights PUNK Docuseries
by Tori Hartshorn - Dec 10, 2018

Premium network EPIX has greenlit Punk, a four-part docuseries from executive producer John Varvatos.  Varvatos brings his passion and deep connection to the roots of the PUNK movement to the series, partnering with filmmaker Derik Murray's Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk.  The series is currently in production, and will premiere on EPIX on March 11, 2019 at 10 PM. 

BWW Review: Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is Magical at Broadway San Jose Photo BWW Review: Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is Magical at Broadway San Jose
by Linda Hodges - Dec 4, 2018

Broadway San Jose welcomed the touring company of Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, which made a short stop at the San Jose Center for the Performing Arts, bringing with it the magical music of Rodgers and Hammerstein.

Nonames Releases E NUMBERS EP Today Via Tru Thoughts Photo Nonames Releases E NUMBERS EP Today Via Tru Thoughts
by Tori Hartshorn - Nov 30, 2018

Out TODAY via Tru Thoughts, E Numbers EP is the latest offering from Foreign Beggars' James Miller AKA Nonames. Taking its name from a stand out line courtesy of original Meridian Crew member President T, E Numbers EP also features Roachee, Killa P, Nolay, Dizmack, Jammz, Marger, and Grim Sickers on a release that serves to represent some of the foremost grime artists of this generation and has received upfront support from Dev (BBC Radio 1/1Xtra) and DJ Target (BBC Radio 1). The single package includes sonically explorative remixes from Chimpo and Sumgii, alongside clean versions, instrumentals and a cappellas of the tracks. Stream and purchase E Numbers EP via all platforms HERE.

I AM RICHARD PRYOR Documentary Coming to Paramount Network Photo I AM RICHARD PRYOR Documentary Coming to Paramount Network
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 12, 2018

‚ÄúI Am Richard Pryor,‚ÄĚ a glimpse into the life of a revolutionary stand-up, will be produced for Paramount, according to Variety.

Kaitlyn Mayse to Step Back Into the Glass Slippers to Lead CINDERELLA Tour Photo Kaitlyn Mayse to Step Back Into the Glass Slippers to Lead CINDERELLA Tour
by Julie Musbach - Sep 27, 2018

Casting has been announced for the 2018-19 national tour of Cinderella launching in November.

Ahmad Jamal Quartet Kicks Off Segerstrom Center's 2018-19 Jazz Season Photo Ahmad Jamal Quartet Kicks Off Segerstrom Center's 2018-19 Jazz Season
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2018

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the Ahmad Jamal Quartet for one performance only on October 19 at 8:00pm. The extraordinary night of music features jazz legend and celebrated pianist-composer Ahmad Jamal who returns to the center with his quartet which includes James Cammack, bass; Herlin Riley, drums; and Manolo Badrena, percussion.

BWW Interview: For the Ladies That Make up the Band of Signature Theatre's GIRLFRIEND Photo BWW Interview: For the Ladies That Make up the Band of Signature Theatre's GIRLFRIEND, Life Truly Rocks
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 5, 2018

Nowadays, when you go a musical on Broadway or elsewhere, chances are the orchestra isn't in full view. Gone are the days when you were able to look in the orchestra pit and see the musicians. For all you know, they could be playing in a totally different room.

GIRLFRIEND Extends Through June 17th at Signature Photo GIRLFRIEND Extends Through June 17th at Signature
by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2018

Following weeks of high demand and critical acclaim, Signature Theatre is proud to announce that Girlfriend will play for an additional 6 performances between June 12 and June 17.

BWW Review:  GIRLFRIEND at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: GIRLFRIEND at Signature Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - May 1, 2018

While the musical itself may not be my personal cup of tea as a whole, some catchy music (performed by a killer all-female band and two endearing actors) and the sweet, throwback story make it worthy of some positive attention.

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