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Photo Flash: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Kennedy CenterPhoto Flash: Get A First Look At AIN'T TOO PROUD at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

The Berkeley Repertory Theatre production of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations is now on stage at the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts! We have a first look at all new production photos below! (more...)

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Asolo Repertory TheatreBWW Review: RAGTIME at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - May 15, 2018

RAGTIME is such an underrated piece of art. Although written in 1996 and staged for Broadway in 1998, it is almost prophetic in its reflection of the social unrest, racism and immigration sanctions prevalent in our world today. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, with a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, RAGTIME is as relevant today as it was when first conceived. Its timelessness is a credit to its brilliant and perceptive writing, albeit a sad commentary of our present society which has not learned from its past and has not progressed much in civility or compassion. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Asolo Rep's RAGTIMEPhoto Flash: Get A First Look At Asolo Rep's RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Asolo Rep continues its 2017-18 season with the celebrated American musical RAGTIME. Directed by Peter Rothstein, founding artistic director of Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, RAGTIME features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, who all garnered Tony Awards for the production. The original Broadway production was directed by Frank Galati, who received a Tony nomination for his work and is an Associate Artist at Asolo Rep. A collaboration with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, RAGTIME is currently on stage through May 27 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. Check out photos of the new production below! (more...)

Asolo Rep Announces Complete Casting For RAGTIMEAsolo Rep Announces Complete Casting For RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Asolo Rep continues its 2017-18 season with the celebrated American musical RAGTIME. Directed by Peter Rothstein, founding artistic director of Theater Latte Da in Minneapolis, RAGTIME features a book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, who all garnered Tony Awards for the production. The original Broadway production was directed by Frank Galati, who received a Tony nomination for his work and is an Associate Artist at Asolo Rep. A collaboration with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre, RAGTIME previews May 1 - 3, opens May 4 and runs through May 27 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

Industry Exclusive: The Story of Music Publisher Martin Bandier and His Tempting Broadway OpportunityIndustry Exclusive: The Story of Music Publisher Martin Bandier and His Tempting Broadway Opportunity
by Jay Landers - Oct 16, 2017

What do the Beatles, Dylan, Sting, Stones, Beyonc , Gaga, Madonna, the Taylors (Swift and James), Queen, Elvis, Bowie, Pink, Adele, the Monkees and Snoop Dog all have in common? (more...)

New Temptations Musical 'AIN'T TOO PROUD' Breaks Berkeley Rep's House RecordNew Temptations Musical 'AIN'T TOO PROUD' Breaks Berkeley Rep's House Record
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that the world-premiere musical Ain't Too Proud The Life and Times of The Temptations is the highest-grossing production in its nearly 50- year history. With box office receipts already exceeding $3.1 million and sales still not completed Ain't Too Proud has become a bona fide hit. (more...)

New Temptations Musical 'AIN'T TOO PROUD' Extends Again at Berkeley RepNew Temptations Musical 'AIN'T TOO PROUD' Extends Again at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

In response to critical praise and overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world-premiere musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations will add two more weeks of performances to its extended run and will now close on Sunday, November 5. (more...)

Review Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Temptations Musical - at Berkeley Repertory TheatreReview Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Temptations Musical - at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A new musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A Behind The Scenes Look At Berkeley Rep's AIN'T TOO PROUDVIDEO: Get A Behind The Scenes Look At Berkeley Rep's AIN'T TOO PROUD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

A new musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Repertory TheatrePhoto Flash: Get A First Look at AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS had its world premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre on August 31, and runs until October 22! (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley RepNew Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley RepCast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced2017 Yale Institute for Music Theatre: Cast and Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director) announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, COWBOY BOB, created by Molly Beach Murphy, Jeanna Phillips, and Annie Tippe, book by Molly Beach Murphy, music and lyrics by Jeanna Phillips; and GUMBO, music by Brett Macias and book and lyrics by Christina Quintana, conceived by Brett Macias and Christina Quintana, which are being developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-24. Scott Frankel is the Artistic Advisor, and Catherine Sheehy is the resident Dramaturg for this year's Institute, which culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as part of New Haven's International Festival of Arts & Ideas on June 23 and 24. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's James Harkness to Make Metropolitan Room Debut This MonthBEAUTIFUL's James Harkness to Make Metropolitan Room Debut This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

James Harkness (Beautiful) will make his Metropolitan Room debut in 'Fragments Of Me' on Monday, May 8, 2017 at 9:30 PM (Doors open at 9:00 PM). (more...)

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE OpensPhoto Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Opens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway -they say there's always magic in the air… And soon, there will surely be some of that Broadway magic gracing the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, "mountain-style", with the return of the State Theatre's 2007 hit, Smokey Joe's Cafe! (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFEFlat Rock Playhouse presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway -they say there's always magic in the air… And soon, there will surely be some of that Broadway magic gracing the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage, "mountain-style", with the return of the State Theatre's 2007 hit, Smokey Joe's Cafe!  Performing the Music of the great Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller, the band will be jumpin' and the joint will begin to swing until everyone in the historic barn theatre is singin' and dancin' to the Jailhouse Rock!  As the first large-scale musical production of the 2017 Mainstage Series, Smokey Joe's Cafe will run on the Mainstage in the Village of Flat Rock from April 21st through May 13th, featuring a cast of nine spectacular performers and a rockin' band of six musicians who will bring down the house with this musical masterpiece. (more...)

Caissie Levy, Krysta Rodriguez & More Set for Yale Institute for Music Theatre's New ReadingsCaissie Levy, Krysta Rodriguez & More Set for Yale Institute for Music Theatre's New Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE announces the creative teams and casting for the two original book musicals, Blessing, music and lyrics by Andrew R. Butler and book by Andrew Farmer, and The White City, music by Avi Amon and book and lyrics by Julia Gytri, which will be developed in an intensive two-week summer lab at Yale School of Drama, June 13-25. (more...)

BWW Review: Dream Cast and Production Electrify Milwaukee Rep's DREAMGIRLSBWW Review: Dream Cast and Production Electrify Milwaukee Rep's DREAMGIRLS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Oct 2, 2015

The glitter and shimmer of show business underscores the 'American Dream' at Milwaukee Rep this October. The mulit-award winning  Broadway production Dreamgirls, floods the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater with showstopping light, song and an equally award-winning cast to dazzle Milwaukee audiences. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep to Present DREAMGIRLS, Starring Nova Y. Payton, This FallMilwaukee Rep to Present DREAMGIRLS, Starring Nova Y. Payton, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater launches the Quadracci Powerhouse season with its highly anticipated production of the Tony Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep to Present DREAMGIRLS, Starring Nova Y. Payton, This FallMilwaukee Rep to Present DREAMGIRLS, Starring Nova Y. Payton, This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater launches the Quadracci Powerhouse season with its highly anticipated production of the Tony Award-winning musical DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

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