SWEENEY TODD Comes to the Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts SWEENEY TODD Comes to the Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

In honor of Stephen Sondheim's 90th birthday this year, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company will present Sweeney Todd: In Concert on March 31st and April 1st at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts. Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score, Sweeney Todd is probably the most impressive and iconic work by Mr. Sondheim. (more...)

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company Will Move to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Scottsdale Musical Theater Company Will Move to Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

With a new year, and a new decade, SMTC is proud to now be presenting their shows at the nationally recognized Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, right in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Since 1975, SCA has been providing audiences with affordable access to unparalleled artists, diverse and inclusive programs, relevant and cutting-edge experiences, and performances from around the globe. (more...)

SMTC Announces Full Cast of MAN OF LA MANCHA SMTC Announces Full Cast of MAN OF LA MANCHA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

SMTC has announced its cast for Man of La Mancha, led by guest star Peter Scolari who takes on the role of Don Quixote in Man of LaMancha. (more...)

BWW Interview: Brooke deRosa Offers GUNFIGHT Musical As Part of Upcoming Fringe Festival BWW Interview: Brooke deRosa Offers GUNFIGHT Musical As Part of Upcoming Fringe Festival
by Don Grigware - May 29, 2019

Trial Run Productions presents the world premiere of Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon a new musical comedy by Brooke deRosa. Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan-styled musical comedy set in the Old Wild West with a modern spin. The show opens as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival on Saturday June 8th at the McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Place in Hollywood., Brooke deRosa sat down to talk about the show and here's what she said. (more...)

GUNFIGHT AT THE NOT-SO-OK SALOON Comes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival GUNFIGHT AT THE NOT-SO-OK SALOON Comes to the Hollywood Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019

Trial Run Productions presents the world premiere of Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon , a new musical comedy by Brooke deRosa. Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon is a Gilbert and Sullivan-styled musical comedy set in the Old Wild West with a modern spin. Gunfight at the Not-So-OK Saloon opens as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival on Saturday June 8th at the McCadden Place Theatre, 1157 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, CA 90038. (more...)

BWW Review: 1776 Offers an Inside Look at the Imperfect Men Who First Strived For a More Perfect Union BWW Review: 1776 Offers an Inside Look at the Imperfect Men Who First Strived For a More Perfect Union
by Shari Barrett - Jan 31, 2019

Having seen the musical HAMILTON when it was in Los Angeles, like many others I learned more important details about the founding fathers while watching it than I felt I had ever learned in school. Lin-Manuel Miranda who created that uber-successful musical in 2015, has said that 1776 THE MUSICAL, written in 1969, during another time of political and social unrest in the United States, has 'one of the best books-if not the best-ever written for musical theatre.' And now I can say I certainly agree with him. In fact, The perfect way to prove the arts can teach valuable history lessons to its audiences is by encouraging everyone to see 1776 THE MUSICAL, presented by La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and impeccably directed & staged by Glenn Casale through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts or at The Soraya at CSUN from Friday, February 8 through Sunday, February 10. (more...)

1776 The Musical Comes To The Soraya Next Month 1776 The Musical Comes To The Soraya Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), February 8 through 10. 1776 THE MUSICAL, the Tony Award winner for Best Musical (1969) and has music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone. It is directed by Glenn Casale with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mirada Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mirada
by Lily Lim - Jan 17, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

James Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La Mirada James Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

LaMirada and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/27 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/27 - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More!
by BWW Special - Jul 27, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, ANNIE, and More! (more...)

Review Roundup: Susan Egan Returns to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at 5-Star Theatricals Review Roundup: Susan Egan Returns to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at 5-Star Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Susan Egan reprising her Broadway performance of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at 5-Star Theatricals in California! Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Review: Susan Egan Returns Triumphantly to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BWW Review: Susan Egan Returns Triumphantly to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Don Grigware - Jul 23, 2018

Disney's Beauty and the Beast/book by Linda Woolverton/music by Alan Menken; lyrics by Howard Ashman & Tim Rice/originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions/directed by Yvette Lawrence/choreographed by Cheryl Baxter/musical director: Dan Redfeld/5-Star Theatricals at the Kavli Theatre of  Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza/through July 29 only Without question, 'Tale as old as time' fits the message of Beauty and the Beast, a story of true love, the most difficult to encounter. And once it's found, will it endure? Disney's adaptation of the fairy tale with its sweepingly imaginative spectacle won over even the hardest of hearts. The ani (more...)

Photo Flash: Susan Egan Returns to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at 5-Star Theatricals Photo Flash: Susan Egan Returns to BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at 5-Star Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Susan Egan reprising her Broadway performance of Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at 5-Star Theatricals in California! Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Susan Egan Led BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Flash: First Look at Susan Egan Led BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS will soon host Broadway's original "Belle" Susan Egan as she reprises her iconic performance once again (for one last time!) in its final show of its 2017-2018 season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Susan Egan Begins July 20th BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Susan Egan Begins July 20th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) is thrilled to announce that Broadway's original "Belle" SUSAN EGAN, will reprise her iconic performance once again (for one last time!) in its final show of its 2017-2018 season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration Of 3D Theatricals' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration Of 3D Theatricals' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by Lily Lim - Oct 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at 3-D Theatricals YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN opening night! Check out the photos below! (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

Ashley Brown & Marla Mindelle Set for MUSI-CAL at Rockwell LA Table and Stage, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Broadway stars, Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins, Beauty & the Beast), who is currently starring as Mother Abbess in The Sound of Music at the Ahmanson Theater, and Marla Mindelle (Cinderella, Sister Act) will sing the songs of Lee, Long & Burns and sometimes Duncan in "Musi-Cal" at The Rockwell LA Table and Stage on Monday, October 5th at 8pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Los Angeles Premiere of VIOLET Provides an Unparalleled Spiritual Journey of Great Depth by Kelrik Productions
by Don Grigware - May 26, 2015

When Violet first premiered off-Broadway in 1997, it created a stir winning two prizes for Best Musical but didn't make waves until 2014 when it transferred to Broadway in an all new production starring Sutton Foster. It heartfully tells the story of a disfigured girl from Spruce Pine, North Carolina Violet Karl who makes a journey to Tulsa, Oklahoma in the hopes of being physically transformed by a faith healer. An accident occurred when she was a teen - a blade that her father was using cut her face, leaving an ugly scar - and Violet always blamed her father proclaiming that he did not want her to be pretty. She would have no male prospects and be forced to stay on to live with him on their small farm. The scar runs deep - 'it reaches to your heart' new acquaintances tell her, so the journey to find a brand new 'glamorized' look means everything to Violet who will sacrifice just about anything to have it all. (more...)

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