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BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at ACT Of Connecticut Photo BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at ACT Of Connecticut
by Sean Fallon - Oct 7, 2019

On Saturday, October 5, I had the pleasure of seeing yet another stellar performance at the ACT of Connecticut, in Ridgefield, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS.  Having never seen this show or the movie before, I was not familiar with the story, and had no idea how intense the horror side of this show would be, as I was under the impression that comedy was the primary genre.  This musical, with music by Alan Menken, captured the attention of the entire audience, generating laughs from the comedic moments, impressing us with the powerful singing, and shocking with the horror, all of which was brilliantly performed by this first-rate cast, under the brilliant direction and choreography of Jason A. Sparks.

BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center Brings Back Maria Irene Fornes and Rev. Al Carmines'  Photo BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center Brings Back Maria Irene Fornes and Rev. Al Carmines' Fresh and Vibrant PROMENADE
by Michael Dale - Jul 15, 2019

Through the leadership of Reverend Bernard Scott, Greenwich Village's Judson Memorial Church became a center for emerging artists during the 1950s, welcoming the experimental, the avant-garde and the political to have their work seen without fear of censorship.

Photo Flash: First Look at Bryonha Marie Parham, Bonnie Milligan & More in Encores! P Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Bryonha Marie Parham, Bonnie Milligan & More in Encores! PROMENADE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

Next up in the Encores! Off-Center season is Promenade (July 10 & 11) as part of New York City Center's 75th Anniversary Season.

BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Goodspeed Opera House Photo BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 12, 2019

There are some musicals that simply epitomize the genre. You know the ones - the shows where you have lost count how many times you have seen them, either on Broadway, on tour, or at your local theatre. They are like a part of the family - the favorite uncle or aunt that you are happy to see whenever you are together. One of these shows for me is Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, the classic that serves as a near-perfect representation of American Musical Theatre. So, it is with excitement, and a bit of trepidation (how will this production fare with all the others in my memory?) that I went to see Goodspeed Musicals latest production. I am thrilled to say that the play feels as fresh as the day it premiered, is as lovely as the "bells on the hill" that feature in one of its most iconic songs, and serves as a brilliant opening to the new season at the Goodspeed Opera House.

Edward Watts and Ellie Fishman Lead Goodspeed's THE MUSIC MAN Photo Edward Watts and Ellie Fishman Lead Goodspeed's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

River City's about to get the last thing they expected ? and the very thing they need ? in The Music Man. Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2019 season with the rip-roarin' dance-filled classic running April 12 - June 20 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2019].

STAGES St. Louis to Host 30th Anniversary APPLAUSE! Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

On Today, November 11th, 2016 STAGES St. Louis will hold its fifteenth annual Applause! Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton to support the organization's Education and Artistic programs.

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents New Musical ALICE WONDER 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'ALICE WONDER' in concert on October 21st. This new musical comedy tells the story of Alice Wonder, a stressed out and overworked widow who's life takes an unexpected turn when she falls down a manhole into a magical, outrageous and uproarious, soul-filled wonderland. There are a lot of changes from the Wonderland we all know and love. The Cheshire Cat becomes Cat Daddy and the Queen of Hearts is an evil Drag Queen searching for soul. Alice is redrawn from a curious and imaginative girl who has to make her way through a series of bizarre obstacles, to a woman who has to do the same thing just to be reminded that life is a Wonderland, and singing your blues can sometimes be the very thing that sets you free.

STAGES St. Louis to Host 30th Anniversary APPLAUSE! Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

On Friday, November 11th, 2016 STAGES St. Louis will hold its fifteenth annual Applause! Gala at the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton to support the organization's Education and Artistic programs.

BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis' Inspirational SISTER ACT
by Chris Gibson - Sep 19, 2016

STAGES St. Louis closes their 30th season with SISTER ACT, a musical based on the hit 1992 film of the same name, although this might actually be more entertaining in a lot of ways. Having seen a touring production a few years back, I was a bit concerned about some of the rougher edges that the show presents. But, this regional premier staging focuses on the inspirational aspects, and that lightens the mood considerably, producing delightful results in the process. This is a splendidly rendered production, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Stages Adds Special Matinee Performance to Grand Finale of 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Due to unprecedented advance ticket sales, STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce the addition of a special matinee performance to the original Sister Act show schedule. A conscious effort to meet patron demand, this extra show marks the first additional matinee STAGES has put on in its 30 year history. The added performance will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 2pm.

SISTER ACT To Close Out Stages 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

There's a real reason to rejoice for everybody's favorite nun, Deloris Van Cartier, is coming to STAGES to stir up her special brand of habit-forming fun! Playing September 9-October 9 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, Sister Act will close STAGES' 30th Anniversary Season with the gift of laughter, the power of music, and a touch of heavenly inspiration.

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act.

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act.

Riverside Theatre's SISTER ACT Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, ends the celebrated 2015-2016 season with the joyous Broadway comedy smash, SISTER ACT.

Riverside Theatre to Stage SISTER ACT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, ends the celebrated 2015-2016 season with the joyous Broadway comedy smash, SISTER ACT.

Glenn Seven Allen, Julie Benko, Leah Horowitz and More Set for Red Fern Theatre Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Red Fern Theatre Company presents VOICES OF THE CITY - A Benefit Concert featuring the music of Kristen Lee Rosenfeld on Monday, February 29, 2016, at 7:30pm at the Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street).

Photo Flash: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Stars and More Arrive at MTF's NEW ORCHESTRATIONS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory in association with The Chelsea Symphony presented a gala concert event 'Get Yourself Some New Orchestrations,' the launch of an exciting new series which pairs emergent musical theatre writers with Broadway orchestrators to commission stunning new orchestrations of their shows. 'New Orchestrations,' took place at Merkin Concert Hall (129 W 67th St) on Monday, November 9, 2015 at 8PM. BroadwayWorld has photos from the red carpet below!

Andrew Samonsky, Elizabeth Stanley, and More Lead Musical Theatre Factory Gala NEW ORCHESTRATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory in association with The Chelsea Symphony will present the gala concert event "Get Yourself Some New Orchestrations," the launch of an exciting new series which pairs emergent musical theatre writers with Broadway orchestrators to commission stunning new orchestrations of their shows.

Eden Espinosa, Stars of 'BRIDGES' Tour and More Among Lineup for Musical Theatre Factory 'NEW ORCHESTRATIONS' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Musical Theatre Factory, in association with The Chelsea Symphony, has just announced the lineup for its gala concert event GET YOURSELF SOME NEW ORCHESTRATIONS, the launch of an exciting new series which pairs emergent musical theatre writers with Broadway orchestrators to commission stunning new orchestrations of their shows.

Photo Flash: National Asian Artists Project's PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE Gala Does DREAMGIRLS, THE KING AND I, LES MIS and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

National Asian Artists Project celebrated its 5th Anniversary of 'showcasing the work of Asian-American theatre artists through performance, outreach and educational programming' on October 5th at 8pm at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (56 LaGuardia Place) with PAST, PRESENT & FUTURE, a one-night-only Gala Benefit evening featuring a line-up of show-stopping wall-to-wall musical numbers from Broadway shows, highlights from past NAAP productions and current material, as well as what Ms. Lee hopes to stage in the future. BroadwayWorld has photos of the performances below!

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