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BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Revisits the Epic RAGTIME in Grand Splendor Photo BWW Review: Musical Theatre West Revisits the Epic RAGTIME in Grand Splendor
by Michael Quintos - Feb 14, 2020

Fifteen years after its first production of the musical, Musical Theatre West revisits the Tony Award-winning musical RAGTIME for only its second time---smartly reviving the musical in a similarly lavish production that beautifully converges the show's classic staging and vibe with wonderfully integrated 21st Century tech upgrades that help elevate the material rather than hinder its storytelling. Under the enlightened direction of Paul David Bryant (who also provides the production's high-energy choreography), this brand new, spectacularly engrossing production bellows with an emotional fervor and is one of my favorite iterations of this musical I have seen in recent years. This local revival---which continues performances at the Carpenter Center for the Performing Arts in Long Beach through February 23, 2020---is a feast for the senses.

BWW Previews: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is Playing at Off Broadway Corona Theater Photo BWW Previews: THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL is Playing at Off Broadway Corona Theater
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 22, 2019

Off Broadway Corona Theater (OBCT) is currently performing the musical, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL, which opened September 20, 2019. It will continue its run on Sunday September 22nd and Thursday, September 26th through Sunday, September 29th.

BWW Review: EVITA at Century II Concert Hall Photo BWW Review: EVITA at Century II Concert Hall
by Paula Makar - Mar 27, 2019

On Wednesday, March 22nd, I sat down to watch my first production of EVITA, ever, at the Century II Concert Hall. Grimly aware of my myriad prejudices, chief among them being the fact that I had listened to the original Broadway cast recording with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin ad infinitum ad nauseum since its eagerly awaited release back in 1979. It was the second rock musical concept piece written by Webber and Rice, and was directed by Harold Prince, and garnered 11 Tony nominations. The show has lived in my head all these years, every minute choreographed and staged. Since I was a poor working actor back in Buffalo, NY, I knew I was never going to get to NYC to see this show unless some fairy godmother intervened. Which was sadly not the case. Since I was a working class girl in a working class town, cutting my musical theatre teeth in the Meatloaf era (late 70s, early 80s), I liked my musicals with a certain amount of grit and truth, and have bemoaned the sanitization of my favorites, including Grease. It was with these heavy expectations and much trepidation that I sat down to watch Evita.

Harris Center Welcomes The National Tour Of EVITA Photo Harris Center Welcomes The National Tour Of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Eva Peron enthralled a nation and enchanted the world. Her story unfolds in Evita, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, a high-flying theatrical experience adored the world over. The national tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking musical comes to the Harris Center for five performances, capturing the rise and fall of one of the world's most glamorous first ladies.

High Flying Adored! EVITA Lands At The McCallum On It's 40th Anniversary Rainbow Tour Photo High Flying Adored! EVITA Lands At The McCallum On It's 40th Anniversary Rainbow Tour
by David Green - Feb 7, 2019

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's blockbuster hit musical Evita celebrates the 40th anniversary of its 1979 Broadway debut. Staged by Andy Ferrara with musical direction by Lloyd Cooper, the tour brings together talent from around the country to perform one of the best-known musicals in history.The McCallum Theatre presents the 2019 touring production of Evita, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, for three performances - Wednesday, February 27, at 8:00pm, and Thursday, February 28, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.

BWW Review: EVITA at Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts Photo BWW Review: EVITA at Kauffman Center For The Performing Arts
by Alan Portner - Feb 6, 2019

Playing through this week, The American Theatre Guild presents Andy Ferrara's new touring production of 'Evita' from the revered pens of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. The year 2019 marks the fortieth American anniversary of this entirely new approach to musical theater. It is opera (albeit rock opera) that is accessible to a general audience.

BWW Review: EVITA is Rich in the Heart of her People at BJCC CONCERT HALL Photo BWW Review: EVITA is Rich in the Heart of her People at BJCC CONCERT HALL
by David Edward Perry - Jan 19, 2019

'Evita' is a hybrid rock & opera musical interpretation of the life journey of actress turned 'spiritual leader of Argentina' Eva Peron (Yael Reich). Her saturation of power, extraordinary wealth, and status grows heavier. Bringing with it heartache and self-discovery.

Harris Center Welcomes The National Tour Of EVITA Photo Harris Center Welcomes The National Tour Of EVITA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019

Eva Peron enthralled a nation and enchanted the world. Her story unfolds in Evita, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, a high-flying theatrical experience adored the world over. The national tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking musical comes to the Harris Center for five performances, capturing the rise and fall of one of the world's most glamorous first ladies.

BWW Review:  Off Broadway Corona Theater's Production of Yeston & Kopit's PHANTOM is  Photo BWW Review: Off Broadway Corona Theater's Production of Yeston & Kopit's PHANTOM is not to be Missed.
by Audrey Liebross - Sep 26, 2018

The Off Broadway Corona Theater (OBCT), is performing Yeston & Kopit's PHANTOM through Sunday, September 30th. All performances take place at the historic Corona Civic Center Theater, 815 W. 6th Street. This extraordinary production is not to be missed.

INTO THE WOODS Comes To The Inland Empire Photo INTO THE WOODS Comes To The Inland Empire
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

OBCTheater brings another musical masterpiece to Corona with its upcoming production of INTO THE WOODS January 25 - 28, 2018 at the HISTORIC CORONA CIVIC CENTER THEATER.

INTO THE WOODS Comes To The Inland Empire Photo INTO THE WOODS Comes To The Inland Empire
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

OBCTheater brings another musical masterpiece to Corona with its upcoming production of INTO THE WOODS January 25 - 28, 2018 at the HISTORIC CORONA CIVIC CENTER THEATER.

OBCTheater Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Photo OBCTheater Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

OBCTheater brings exceptional theater to Corona with its upcoming production of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL September 27 - October 2nd at the HISTORIC CORONA CIVIC CENTER THEATER.

OBCTheater Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Photo OBCTheater Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

OBCTheater brings exceptional theater to Corona with its upcoming production of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL September 27 - October 2nd at the HISTORIC CORONA CIVIC CENTER THEATER.

OBCTheater Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL Photo OBCTheater Presents THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

OBCTheater brings exceptional theater to Corona with its upcoming production of THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL September 27 - October 2nd at the HISTORIC CORONA CIVIC CENTER THEATER.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of McCoy-Rigby's WEST SIDE STORY At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 27, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT presented the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel.

Photo Flash: La Mirada Stages Timeless Classic WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel.

Something's Coming! WEST SIDE STORY Headed to La Mirada Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Powerful, poignant and timely as ever, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fourth show of its 2016-2017 season, the most acclaimed musical of all time, WEST SIDE STORY, book by Arthur Laurents, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, music by Leonard Bernstein with musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by John Todd and directed by Ovation award-winner Richard Israel.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 20, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT opened the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale.  THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is running through Sunday, October 9, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night celebration below!

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale.

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Starring Deaf Actor, Begins Tonight in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale.

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