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BWW Review: A FANTASTICKS FOR THE AGES OPENS THE GORDY Photo BWW Review: A FANTASTICKS FOR THE AGES OPENS THE GORDY
by Suzanne Tidwell - Feb 20, 2020

Why did Stages choose THE FANTASTICKS to open The Gordy, their sparkling new home? Because it is perfect. There is no neater, lovelier piece of musical theatre. To christen a new theatre with this show makes absolute sense.

Northlight Theatre Receives Major State Funding Appropriation To Kick-Off Next Act Ca Photo Northlight Theatre Receives Major State Funding Appropriation To Kick-Off Next Act Capital Campaign
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2019

Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, Artistic Director BJ Jones and the Northlight Theatre Board of Directors announce that Northlight has been appropriated $927,500 from the state of Illinois for the construction of its new building in downtown Evanston, IL.

BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is in bloom at STAGES REPERTORY THEATRE Photo BWW Review: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is in bloom at STAGES REPERTORY THEATRE
by Brett Cullum - Mar 11, 2019

It's the right time to resurrect the 1982 off-Broadway phenomenon LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. It's a catchy little musical that says a lot about greed combined with materialism, and it reminds audiences of how brilliant Howard Ashman and Alan Menken have always been.

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Photo Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2019

Stages Repertory Theatre is excited to present a brand new production of the iconic musical, Little Shop of Horrors. The sci-fi cult classic is slated for an 8-week run beginning March 6 in Stages' Yeager Theatre.

The Paley Center for Media Announces 12th Annual Paleyfest Fall TV Previews + All-Sta Photo The Paley Center for Media Announces 12th Annual Paleyfest Fall TV Previews + All-Star Lineup
by Macon Prickett - Jul 24, 2018

The Paley Center for Media announced today that it will host its 12th annual PaleyFest Fall TV Previews September 6-16, 2018, at the Paley Center's Beverly Hills location. The ten-day festival celebrates the most anticipated new shows of the Fall 2018 television season as well as returning favorites from all five major broadcast networks, cable television, and premium streaming services. Each event includes screenings followed by star-studded discussions with the series cast and creatives.

Utah Opera Announces 2017-2018 Season For 40th Anniversary
by Molly Tracy - Feb 17, 2017

Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced Utah Opera's 2017-18 season in recognition of the company's 40th anniversary.

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Houston Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week!

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Houston Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year!

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Houston Awards -Eric Domuret Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th.

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Houston Awards - Eric Domuret, Morgan Montgomery Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th.

2014 BroadwayWorld Houston Awards Update 11/25 - Eric Domuret, Morgan Montgomery Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Houston Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th.

BWW Reviews: RE-ANIMATOR THE MUSICAL Develops a Cult Following at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood
by Shari Barrett - Nov 4, 2014

Get ready all you "Rocky Horror" fans! There's a new show in town that is begging for you to join in the fun, just as long as you don't mind being splattered with blood, breaking pencils, or waving pompoms. Due to robust ticket sales and an ever-increasing dedicated fan base, RE-ANIMATOR THE MUSICAL has added nine additional performances at the Steve Allen Theater in Hollywood through November 23. The blood flows so freely during the show that the first 3 rows are designated as a "splash zone." So bring your raincoat or accept a plastic trash bag from the stage manager for protection.

Uncle Otis Announces Second Partnership with Canada Goose
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 29, 2014

Prominent contemporary menswear store, Uncle Otis today announced its second collaboration with one of the world's leading manufacturers of extreme weather outerwear, Canada Goose. This fall, Uncle Otis will offer 150 units of the Otis Parka, a bespoke quilted charcoal jacket, designed in partnership with fellow Canadian brand, Canada Goose. The Otis Parka retails for $1,150 and is specifically designed for the style-conscious male. Starting Tues. Sept. 30, the Otis Parka will be available exclusively at Uncle Otis (26 Bellair St.) in Toronto as well as online at UncleOtis.com.

BWW Reviews: Stages Repertory Theatre's XANADU is Candy-Coated Glee
by David Clarke - May 25, 2014

The 1980 film Xanadu is known for being a notoriously bad movie. In 2007 it was adapted into a stage musical by Douglas Carter Beane, featuring songs from the film written by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. This summer, Stages Repertory Theatre is presenting the candy-coated confection as their giddy summer musical. The end product couldn't be more fun, frivolous, and everything audiences would want from the campy, fun show.

BWW Reviews: TUTS Underground's MURDER BALLAD is Exhilarating and Sensual
by David Clarke - Apr 19, 2014

The World Premiere production of MURDER BALLAD at MTC's The Studio at Stage II took New York by storm in 2012. In 2013 it transferred to the Union Square Theatre and played 17 previews and 70 regular performances before closing on July 21. Now, TUTS Underground is producing the National Regional Premiere of the exhilarating, crowd-pleasing musical, and this sultry tale of love, passion, and murder is simply too good to miss.

BWW Reviews: The Catastrophic Theatre's MARIE AND BRUCE is Gut Wrenching Dark Comedy
by David Clarke - Nov 24, 2013

In 1999 Jason Nodler directed Tamarie Cooper and Charles Scott as the titular characters in Infernal Bridegroom's production of Wallace Shawn's MARIE AND BRUCE. Celebrating 20 years of Jason Nodler and Tamarie Cooper making theatre together and the fifth anniversary of The Catastrophic Theatre, the company is closing their 2013 season with a revival of their acclaimed production of MARIE AND BRUCE. Jason Nodler, Tamarie Cooper, and Charles Scott are all returning to the production in their previous roles, and each ensures that Houston audiences are gifted with an incredible night of theatre.

Catastrophic Theatre to Stage Wallace Shawn's MARIE AND BRUCE, 11/22-12/14
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 7, 2013

The Catastrophic Theatre will present Marie and Bruce by Wallace Shawn on November 22 - December 14, 2013. All tickets Pay-What-You-Can.

BWW Reviews: The Catastrophic Theatre's THE PINE - A Modern Take on Purgatory
by David Clarke - Oct 3, 2013

When attending a production at The Catastrophic Theatre, I always know I am in for a journey. My favorite aspect of this group is that each and every one of their productions is a risk-taking endeavor, guaranteeing Houston audiences access to fresh, cutting-edge presentations of theatrical craftsmanship. Their current production, the World Premiere of Mickle Maher's THE PINE was commissioned by The Catastrophic Theatre and funded in part by a grant awarded by The MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Unfortunately, THE PINE wasn't to my liking, but the opportunity to see something crafted with this company in mind is reason enough for anyone to attend a performance.

Catastrophic Theatre to Premiere THE PINE, 9/27-10/19
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 11, 2013

The Catastrophic Theatre is pleased to announce the world premiere of The Pine, a new play by the author of past Catastrophic favorites There is a Happiness That Morning Is, Spirits to Enforce, and The Strangerer, Mickle Maher. The Pine opens Friday, September 27 and runs Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm through October 19 at The Catastrophic Theatre, 1119 East Fwy, 77002.

BWW Reviews: Stages' ROAD SHOW is Unfulfilling Despite Impressive Performances
by David Clarke - May 26, 2013

Stages Repertory Theatre is hosting the American Regional Theatre Premiere of ROAD SHOW, a musical with Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a Book by John Weidman. The musical premiered in 1999 under the title WISE GUYS at the New York Theatre Workshop, but a legal case held up further production. A significantly rewritten version of the musical, entitled BOUNCE, premiered in 2003 at the Goldman Theatre in Chicago. BOUNCE then ran at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. with the Chicago cast where mixed-to-negative reviews kept it from being produced in New York City. In 2008, another rewritten version of the show, now entitled ROAD SHOW, opened Off-Broadway at The Public Theater's Newman Theater. This new, streamlined version removed the lead female character of Nellie, who had been added for the 2003 incarnation, and took out the intermission. The title change also reflected John Weidman's desires and hopes to better hone the show's story and themes.

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