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Review: BORN FOR THIS Boldly Reminds Us to Choose Faith and Family Over the Excesses of FameReview: BORN FOR THIS Boldly Reminds Us to Choose Faith and Family Over the Excesses of Fame
by Shari Barrett - Aug 3, 2017

Although I never watched their program, I do remember that Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker were wildly known almost as much for their outrageous personalities and sartorial style as their devotion to preaching the gospel of Jesus. It is easy to see why the pair became an unlikely surrogate family for the two teenagers from Detroit raised on that same belief, as they rapidly became the hottest stars in televangical America. But for the naive siblings, especially BeBe, it's not an easy lesson learning how to reconcile the temptations of fame and fortune with the things he ultimately values more. It's a wildy funny yet emotional journey toward self-discovery, told with great music and outstanding performances by siblings Juan Winans and Deborah Joy Winans (the children of Carvin Winans, Sr. and Deborah Winans) who portray their aunt CeCe and uncle BeBe with the utmost respect, magical stage presence, and the most amazing vocal pipes! (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PANCabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat Announces 3rd SeasonBingham Camp Theatre Retreat Announces 3rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Artistic Director Devanand Janki was recently honored by the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society for the creation and ongoing leadership of the Bingham Camp Theatre Retreat. Janki and BCTR were lauded for their premiere of a new musical written and performed by actors of color which has garnered artistic praise and tangible commercial interest for future projects. (more...)

HIT SONG! THE MUSICAL Sets Dates for Industry Presentation.HIT SONG! THE MUSICAL Sets Dates for Industry Presentation.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

HIT SONG! Announces completion of casting and preparation for start of rehearsals, and Industry Presentations on June 10 and 11 in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

THE PULSE PROJECT Gets First Reading at Dramatists Guild This MayTHE PULSE PROJECT Gets First Reading at Dramatists Guild This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

360repco presents, in association with the Dramatist Guild, the first reading of Sherry Bokser's THE PULSE PROJECT on May 5th at 8 p.m. at Dramatist Guild's Mary Rodgers Room (1501 Broadway, 7th Floor). (more...)

Photo Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACTPhoto Flash: Cabrillo Music Theatre Takes to Heaven SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT! For the first time in the Kavli theatre, Cabrillo will present this hilarious new musical, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner, musical direction by Kyle C. Norris, choreography by Michelle Elkin and direction by Misti B. Wills. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of Cabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACTVIDEO: Watch Highlights of Cabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACT
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2017

Cabrillo Music Theatre is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC at the Public TheaterPhoto Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC at the Public Theater
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 16, 2017

The Public Theater's world premiere of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne, choreography by Steven Hoggett, and directed by Alex Timbers, officially opened last night, March 15. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Review Roundup: David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Opens at the Public TheaterReview Roundup: David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Opens at the Public Theater
by Review Roundups - Mar 15, 2017

The Public Theater's world premiere of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne, choreography by Steven Hoggett, and directed by Alex Timbers, officially opens tonight and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews as they roll in! (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACT to 'Take You to Heaven' in Thousand OaksCabrillo Music Theatre's SISTER ACT to 'Take You to Heaven' in Thousand Oaks
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Cabrillo Music Theatre is going to 'take you to heaven' with the second show in its 2016-2017 season, SISTER ACT.  (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Jo Lampert Rock The Public Theater in JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIREBWW TV: Watch Jo Lampert Rock The Public Theater in JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2017

The Public Theater's world premiere of Joan of Arc: Into the Fire, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne, choreography by Steven Hoggett, and directed by Alex Timbers, officially opens tomorrow, March 15. BroadwayWorld has a look at highlights of Jo Lampert and the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHPhoto Flash: Rubicon Theatre Company Celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues."  (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public TheaterDavid Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Extends Again at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Public Theater announced today a two-week extension for the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Begins Tonight at The Public TheaterDavid Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE Begins Tonight at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Public Theater presents JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITHRubicon Theatre Company Presents THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Rubicon Theatre Company celebrates Black History Month with THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND BLUES OF BESSIE SMITH, starring singer and actress Miche Braden of the original Off-Broadway production (named one of the 10 Best Off-Broadway productions of the year by the N.Y. Daily Times). Described by CBC as a, "bawdy, bluesy, boozy rollicking night out at the theatre," the show follows the life, loves and career of blues and jazz singer Bessie Smith, called the "Empress of the Blues." (more...)

Mare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public TheaterMare Winningham Joins David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that Emmy Award winner Mare Winningham and Dimitri Joseph Moise join the previously announced cast of the world premiere musical Joan of Arc: Into the Fire. (more...)

Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!Jo Lampert to Star in David Byrne's JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE at The Public; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Public Theater has announced casting for JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE, with book, music, and lyrics by David Byrne. (more...)

BWW Review: MARY POPPINS Soars at Syracuse StageBWW Review: MARY POPPINS Soars at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 4, 2016

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STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Brandon Hudson Releases New Music Video for 'Up' off of Debut EPSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Brandon Hudson Releases New Music Video for 'Up' off of Debut EP
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2016

'Up' is written and performed by Brandon Hudson. His single debuted in August, and will be the first track on his upcoming EP titled 'Love, B.'. (more...)

It's a Jolly Holiday with MARY POPPINS at Syracuse StageIt's a Jolly Holiday with MARY POPPINS at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2016

Magic and family fun ring in the holiday season as Syracuse Stage presents the classic musical Mary Poppins, Nov. 26 to Jan. 8 at the Archbold Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama Complex at 820 E. Genesee St. (more...)

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