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Birth Place: RUSSIA
Nicholas Hytner to Direct Immersive GUYS AND DOLLS In London Photo Nicholas Hytner to Direct Immersive GUYS AND DOLLS In London
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022

The classic Broadway musical Guys & Dolls is set to be revived in London next year in an immersive production from Tony and Olivier Award-winning director, Nicholas Hytner.

Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years Photo Music Theatre International Celebrates 70 Years
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 2, 2022

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI)¬†announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary. Officially recognized on May 29th, the date former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared ‚ÄúMusic Theatre International Day‚ÄĚ in 2012, MTI is celebrating this milestone throughout the next year by showcasing the incredible talents of theatrical organizations around the world.

A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 10, 2022

ACT (A Contemporary Theatre) of Connecticut has announced their 2022-2023 line up of shows. The season will mark the theater's fifth season and will include the Golden-Age classic comedy GUYS AND DOLLS, the smash hit jukebox musical ROCK OF AGES, and the breathtaking Tony Award winning THE SECRET GARDEN!

BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Magnolia Performing Arts Center Photo BWW Review: GUYS & DOLLS at Magnolia Performing Arts Center
by Theresa Bertram - May 2, 2022

As luck would have it for this lady, I had the privilege to review GUYS & DOLLS at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia Sunday, April 24, and let me tell you, hearing those performers sing was well worth the three-hour drive. The Musical Theatre program at SAU is thriving, and the future of those actors is bright!

TROUBLE IN MIND, ESPEJOS: CLEAN & More Announced for Hartford Stage 2022/2023 Season Photo TROUBLE IN MIND, ESPEJOS: CLEAN & More Announced for Hartford Stage 2022/2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022

Hartford Stage announced today the lineup for the Tony Award-winning theater's 2022/2023 season. Three classics, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, and Alice Childress' Trouble in Mind, will join two new plays.

MNM Theatre Stages GUYS AND DOLLS Now Through April 16th Photo MNM Theatre Stages GUYS AND DOLLS Now Through April 16th
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, Sarah Brown, and of course Miss Adelaide… these names are often familiar to Broadway aficionados of all ages. Guys and Dolls, the third joint production to be presented by MNM Theatre Company, the City of Lauderhill, and North End Theater Company will bring these iconic characters (along with Nicely Nicely Johnson, Harry the Horse, Angie the Ox, and others) to life on the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) stage from April 1st through April 16th. 

GUYS AND DOLLS: A Sure Bet For a Fun Show! Photo GUYS AND DOLLS: A Sure Bet For a Fun Show!
by - Mar 10, 2022

Special Offer - Guys and Dolls: a sure bet for a fun show!

GUYS AND DOLLS Opens At The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center,  April 1 Photo GUYS AND DOLLS Opens At The Lauderhill Performing Arts Center, April 1
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2022

Sky Masterson, Nathan Detroit, Sarah Brown, and of course Miss Adelaide...these are names that are often familiar to Broadway aficionados of all ages.  Guys and Dolls, the third joint production to be presented by MNM Theatre Company, the City of Lauderhill, and North End Theater Company will bring these iconic characters (along with Nicely Nicely Johnson, Harry the Horse, Angie the Ox, and others) to life on the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC) stage from April 1st through April 16th. 

GUYS AND DOLLS Opens April 1st at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center Photo GUYS AND DOLLS Opens April 1st at Lauderhill Performing Arts Center
by Carol Kassie - Mar 9, 2022

MNM Theatre Company, North End Theatre Company, and the City of Lauderhill present what is often called 'the perfect musical comedy! Set in Damon Runyon’s mythical New York City, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Abe Burrows and Jo Swerling, Guys and Dolls is a classic beloved by theatre goers of all ages.

BWW Review: Studio Tenn's Emotional and Heartfelt IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Brings Magic  Photo BWW Review: Studio Tenn's Emotional and Heartfelt IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Brings Magic to the Holiday Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 22, 2021

Cassidy has very cleverly reconfigured the piece to be presented as a radio play, presented in 1947 on local Franklin radio station, WAKM, adding some dialogue that rings authentic of the era and certain to gain a reaction from the play’s audience. In less capable hands, this new conceit could be considered too cute by half, yet Cassidy and his ensemble very confidently bring the show to life with a spirit heretofore unrealized.

Rogue Machine Brings THIS WONDERFUL LIFE to the Matrix Theatre Photo Rogue Machine Brings THIS WONDERFUL LIFE to the Matrix Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Dec 22, 2021

Rogue Machine brings¬†Frank Capra‚Äôs iconic holiday film,¬†‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a Wonderful Life,‚ÄĚ to the stage in this hilarious and heartwarming one-person show starring Leo Marks. Part fan frenzy and part tour-de-force, it‚Äôs a celebration of cinematic storytelling and the differences, big and small, that one person can make in the lives of others.¬†

MTI's ALL TOGETHER NOW! Raises Over 6.2 Million Dollars for Theatrical Organizations Photo MTI's ALL TOGETHER NOW! Raises Over 6.2 Million Dollars for Theatrical Organizations
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2021

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International announced the total revenue collectively raised by theatres across the globe from MTI’s All Together Now! - A Global Event Celebrating Local Theatre. 

Photos: First Look at TheatreWorks' IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Photo Photos: First Look at TheatreWorks' IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2021

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will celebrate the holidays with It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This heartwarming holiday production, adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling, offers the 1946 film as a 1940s era radio play, complete with live foley-style sound effects.

Hartford Stage Announces Holiday Production Of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PL Photo Hartford Stage Announces Holiday Production Of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2021

Hartford Stage rings in the holiday season with a new production of the perennial holiday film classic, It's a Wonderful Life. In this stage adaptation, Connecticut playwright Joe Landry has refashioned the 1946 Jimmy Stewart movie into a play reminiscent of the Golden Age of Radio.

Ophelia's Jump Goes Outdoors With IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 2021 Photo Ophelia's Jump Goes Outdoors With IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE 2021
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2021

Ophelia's Jump Productions, the non-profit professional theatre company based in Claremont and Upland, announces its show for the holiday season: It's a Wonderful Life (the big tent podcast) 2021. The family-friendly, Covid-safe entertainment will be performed outdoors under a big tent in the parking lot of St. Ambrose Church in Claremont.

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Will Return to the Gamm Stage This Holiday S Photo IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY Will Return to the Gamm Stage This Holiday Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre will celebrate the holiday season with It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play, adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra and Jo Swerling.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Celebrate the Holidays With IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A L Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Celebrate the Holidays With IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2021

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will celebrate the holidays with It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. This heartwarming holiday production, adapted by Joe Landry from the screenplay by Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra, and Jo Swerling, offers the beloved 1946 film as a 1940s era radio play, complete with live foley-style sound effects.

TheatreWorks to Reopen October 2021 With LIZARD BOY Photo TheatreWorks to Reopen October 2021 With LIZARD BOY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will resume in-person performances when it launches its previously announced 51st season, featuring eight plays and musicals presented October 2021 through August 2022, kicking off with the new indie folk-rock musical Lizard Boy.

UN D√ćA COMO HOY: GUYS AND DOLLS volv√≠a a Broadway Photo UN D√ćA COMO HOY: GUYS AND DOLLS volv√≠a a Broadway
by Nuria Pedret - Jul 21, 2021

El revival de la obra se estrenó en 1976 en el Broadway Theatre con un elenco afroamericano

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS is a Bold Technicolor Marvel Photo BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS is a Bold Technicolor Marvel
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 17, 2021

One of the hallmarks of the Golden Age Technicolor musical films was the extended dream or song sequence, full of bold primary colors, stylized sets, and big movement. GUYS AND DOLLS, playing on the Hale Centre Theatre Centre Stage is an uncanny reproduction of that look and feeling, from the costumes to the scenic design to the performances. 

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