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ANNIE Brings the Sun Out at White Theatre Photo ANNIE Brings the Sun Out at White Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jul 15, 2021

Now running on the stage of the White Theatre at the Jewish Community Center’s Overland Park campus is a very credible production of 1977’s “Annie.” It is the first new, full, live, Broadway Style indoor production to tread the boards of this very nice auditorium in sixteen months.

GODSPELL Kicks Off Starlight's 2021 Advent Health Broadway Series Photo GODSPELL Kicks Off Starlight's 2021 Advent Health Broadway Series
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 11, 2021

Starlight welcomes Godspell to its stage for the very first time Tuesday, June 22 – Sunday, June 27.

GODSPELL to Kick Off Starlight's 2021 AdventHealth Broadway Series June 22-27 Photo GODSPELL to Kick Off Starlight's 2021 AdventHealth Broadway Series June 22-27
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021

Starlight will welcome Godspell to its stage for the very first time Tuesday, June 22 – Sunday, June 27. This refreshing retelling of the Gospel of Matthew is a sensational musical production that is uplifting, celebratory and fun. Godspell includes songs by Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz, such as the popular hit “Day by Day.”

Kansas State Theatre's Kansas Theatre Works Podcast Presents ONE DEAD, ONE DYING Photo Kansas State Theatre's Kansas Theatre Works Podcast Presents ONE DEAD, ONE DYING
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2020

K-State Theatrea??s Kansas Theatre Works Podcast will present One Dead, One Dying by Laura Camien.

Spinning Tree Theatre to Conclude the 2019-20 Season with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Photo Spinning Tree Theatre to Conclude the 2019-20 Season with LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020

Spinning Tree Theatre will conclude the 2019-20 season April 17 - May 3 with Broadway musical La Cage aux Folles. The 1983 musical, based on the 1973 French play of the same name by Jean Poiret, has music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and book by Harvey Fierstein. La Cage aux Folles won the 1984 Tony Award for Best Musical, and both Broadway revivals (2005 and 2010) won Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Musical.

BWW Review: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES at New Theatre & Restaurant Photo BWW Review: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES at New Theatre & Restaurant
by Alan Portner - Feb 15, 2020

It doesn't much matter whether you happen to be Lutheran, Catholic, another flavor of Protestant, Jewish, or Muslim. All places of worship surely have CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES like these.

Spinning Tree Theatre Presents the Kansas City Premiere of GIRLFRIEND Photo Spinning Tree Theatre Presents the Kansas City Premiere of GIRLFRIEND
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2020

Spinning Tree Theatre continues 2019-20 season January 24 a?" February 9 with rock musical Girlfriend. Kansas City premiere, based on Matthew Sweet's 1991 hit rock album by the same name, has music/lyrics by Sweet and book by Todd Almond.

Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards Photo Winners Announced for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards
by Alan Henry - Jan 9, 2019

We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers!

Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Kansas City Awards! Photo Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Kansas City Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Kansas City Awards! Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Kansas City Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Kansas City Awards! Photo Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Kansas City Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BWW Kansas City Awards; BETWEEN TWO WORLDS Leads Best New Work! Photo Vote For The 2018 BWW Kansas City Awards; BETWEEN TWO WORLDS Leads Best New Work!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; ONE MAN TWO GOVERNORS Leads Best  Photo Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards; ONE MAN TWO GOVERNORS Leads Best Play!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Kansas City Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Starlight Theatre Kansas City Photo BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Starlight Theatre Kansas City
by Paul Bolton - Jul 28, 2018

Audience on a Hairspray High this summer at the Starlight in Kansas City. Hang onto your sandals - this show's gonna knock your socks off. Hairspray is showing at the Starlight Kansas City July 27 through Aug. 2nd, 2018

Tony Nominee Brad Oscar Leads HAIRSPRAY at Starlight Theatre Photo Tony Nominee Brad Oscar Leads HAIRSPRAY at Starlight Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 12, 2018

Starlight Theatre has announced that Broadway star and two-time Tony nominee Brad Oscar will lead the cast of the musical comedy phenomenon Hairspray, playing Starlight Theatre July 27-Aug. 2, as part of the 2018 Shawnee Mission Health Broadway Series. Hairspray's director, principal and ensemble cast will also include a number of performers with Kansas City roots, many of whom are making their return to the Starlight Theatre stage!

Two Time Tony Nom Brad Oscar To Play Edna In Kansas City HAIRSPRAY Photo Two Time Tony Nom Brad Oscar To Play Edna In Kansas City HAIRSPRAY
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2018

Welcome to the 60's, Kansas City! Hairspray, Broadway's musical comedy phenomenon, plays under the stars for six performances, Friday, July 27 - Thursday, Aug. 2, and Starlight is pleased to announce that Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar recently joined the cast. Oscar will portray the iconic role of Edna Turnblad, 16-year-old Tracy's mother who hasn't left their apartment in years - but whose life is about to change when her teenage daughter's dreams become reality.

BWW Review: NEWSIES at White Theatre Photo BWW Review: NEWSIES at White Theatre
by Alan Portner - Jul 9, 2018

Two sold out audiences leaped to their feet in group appreciation of 'Disney's Newsies,' a co-production of the Jewish Community Center's White Theatre (in Overland Park) and The Coterie Theatre (normally operating out of Crown Center).

Coterie & Jewish Community Center Team Up With Regional Premiere Of NEWSIES Photo Coterie & Jewish Community Center Team Up With Regional Premiere Of NEWSIES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 6, 2018

The Coterie Theatre and the White Theatre at "The J," the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, will "Seize the Day" with their co-production of Disney's Newsies for a limited run opening July 7 and continuing through July 29.

The Coterie and The White Theatre at The J Together Present the Regional Premiere of  Photo The Coterie and The White Theatre at The J Together Present the Regional Premiere of Disney's NEWSIES
by Stephi Wild - Jul 3, 2018

The Coterie Theatre and The White Theatre at "The J," the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City, will "Seize the Day" with their co-production of Disney's Newsies, which opens for a limited run on July 7 and continues through July 29. The show will mark The Coterie and The White Theatre's first collaboration, as well as the Kansas City region's first production of Newsies that is being locally produced. This show features a cast of all-local professional and non-professional adult and youth actors, and will be performed live on stage at The White Theatre at The J, 5801 W. 115th Street, in Overland Park.

BWW Review: GOOSEBUMPS: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM - THE MUSICAL at The Coterie Theatr Photo BWW Review: GOOSEBUMPS: PHANTOM OF THE AUDITORIUM - THE MUSICAL at The Coterie Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Jun 23, 2018

The latest show at the Coterie Theatre is musically exciting and theatrically adventurous entertainment that is sure to give you goosebumps! The current show at the Coterie Theatre bounces along with the springy vitality of its energetic cast and a playfully exciting story. Everyone from age 4 to 104 will find this a tantalizing treat, without getting too scared. If you have elementary aged children, they will love it…and  SURPRISE. you will too.  A definite MUST SEE!

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