BWW Review: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Reminds Us of the Power of Empathy, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Reminds Us of the Power of Empathy, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Mar 5, 2019

Portland Center Stage's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS asks us all to 'imagine what the world would be if we led with love and kindness," and shows us a path to get there. (more...)

Photo Flash: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At The ArmoryPhoto Flash: TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Portland Center Stage at The Armory brings the critically acclaimed adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things to debut in the author's hometown. Adapted by Nia Vardalos (writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding), co-created by Vardalos, Thomas Kail (director of Hamilton) and Marshall Heyman, and directed by Rose Riordan, Tiny Beautiful Things explores the time Cheryl Strayed spent as the anonymous advice columnist behind "Dear Sugar," and the honest, intimate connection she forged with her readers. Dana Green takes on the role of Sugar, joined by Leif Norby, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Brian Michael Smith who play the letter writers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Armory's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGSPhoto Flash: First Look at The Armory's TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Portland Center Stage at The Armory brings the critically acclaimed adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things to debut in the author's hometown. Adapted by Nia Vardalos (writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding), co-created by Vardalos, Thomas Kail (director of Hamilton) and Marshall Heyman, and directed by Rose Riordan, Tiny Beautiful Things explores the time Cheryl Strayed spent as the anonymous advice columnist behind 'Dear Sugar,' and the honest, intimate connection she forged with her readers. Dana Green takes on the role of Sugar, joined by Leif Norby, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Brian Michael Smith who play the letter writers. (more...)

TINY, BEAUTIFUL THINGS To Open At The ArmoryTINY, BEAUTIFUL THINGS To Open At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Portland Center Stage at The Armory brings the critically acclaimed adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's Tiny Beautiful Things to debut in the author's hometown. Adapted by Nia Vardalos (writer and star of My Big Fat Greek Wedding), co-created by Vardalos, Thomas Kail (director of Hamilton) and Marshall Heyman, and directed by Rose Riordan, Tiny Beautiful Things explores the time Cheryl Strayed spent as the anonymous advice columnist behind "Dear Sugar," and the honest, intimate connection she forged with her readers. Dana Green takes on the role of Sugar, joined by Leif Norby, Lisa Renee Pitts, and Brian Michael Smith who play the letter writers. (more...)

BWW Review: Once Again, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG Offers a Moment of Calm (and Cookies) in the Eye of the Holiday Storm, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Once Again, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG Offers a Moment of Calm (and Cookies) in the Eye of the Holiday Storm, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Dec 10, 2018

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG is quiet and thoughtful -- a 90-minute break from the hecticity, when you can take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy some beautiful music while contemplating the joy and sorrow that come hand in hand during this season. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and WINTER SONG To Open At The ArmoryA CHRISTMAS MEMORY and WINTER SONG To Open At The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

A Christmas Memory and Winter Song, the two-show pairing BroadwayWorld called "warm, nourishing, and just exactly what you want on a cold winter's night," returns to Portland Center Stage at The Armory. The production brings Truman Capote's beloved holiday story together with a gorgeous collection of winter songs, stories, and memories created by Brandon Woolley and Merideth Kaye Clark. A Christmas Memory paired with Winter Song begins preview performances on Nov. 24, opens on Nov. 30, and runs through Dec. 30 in the Ellyn Bye Studio. Woolley returns to direct, while Clark (Elphaba in the First National Tour of Wicked, Cathy in The Last Five Years at The Armory) and Leif Norby (Astoria: Part One and Two at The Armory) reprise their roles. (more...)

Merideth Kaye Clark, Brandon Woolley Launch Kickstarter for WINTER SONG Concept AlbumMerideth Kaye Clark, Brandon Woolley Launch Kickstarter for WINTER SONG Concept Album
by Krista Garver - Sep 21, 2018

Did you miss WINTER SONG at Portland Center Stage last holiday season? Not to worry -- Merideth Kaye Clark and Brandon Woolley, the show's creators have recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the concept album. (more...)

BWW Review: The Conclusion of Chris Coleman's Epic ASTORIABWW Review: The Conclusion of Chris Coleman's Epic ASTORIA
by Krista Garver - Feb 6, 2018

ASTORIA, adapted from Peter Stark's book of the same name, is a broad, very dense history of the expeditions, funded by John Jacob Astor, that led to the founding of Astoria and the expansion of the United States to the west coast. (more...)

Photo Flash: ASTORIA: PART TWO Premieres at The ArmoryPhoto Flash: ASTORIA: PART TWO Premieres at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

The world premiere of Astoria: Part Two the conclusion of a two-part stage adaptation of Peter Stark's best-selling bookASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire; A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival adapted and directed by Chris Coleman begins preview performances at The Armory on January 20, opens January 26 and closes February 18. (more...)

Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME Wins Best Musical!Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME Wins Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Just One Week Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

ASTORIA: PART TWO Runs Alongside PART ONE at The ArmoryASTORIA: PART TWO Runs Alongside PART ONE at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The world premiere of Astoria: Part Two the conclusion of a two-part stage adaptation of Peter Stark's best-selling book ASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire; A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival adapted and directed by Chris Coleman begins preview performances at The Armory on January 20, opens January 26 and closes February 18. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG is a Warm, Wonderful Welcome to WinterBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG is a Warm, Wonderful Welcome to Winter
by Krista Garver - Dec 4, 2017

A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/WINTER SONG is like comfort food -- warm, nourishing, and just exactly what you want on a cold winter's night. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Portland Center Stage's FUN HOME Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; Portland Center Stage's FUN HOME Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celebrate the Holidays with A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/ WINTER SONGPhoto Flash: Celebrate the Holidays with A CHRISTMAS MEMORY/ WINTER SONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

This winter, a delightful offering of holiday story and song will run in The Armory's Ellyn Bye Studio. Truman Capote's tender holiday tale, A Christmas Memory, will be paired with Winter Song, an original presentation of music and storytelling created by the brilliant singer Merideth Kaye Clark and The Armory's own Brandon Woolley. Preview performances will begin November 18, opening night is November 24, and performances will run through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: Merideth Kaye Clark and Leif Norby Star in A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and WINTER SONGPhoto Flash: Merideth Kaye Clark and Leif Norby Star in A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and WINTER SONG
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

This winter, a delightful offering of holiday story and song will run in The Armory's Ellyn Bye Studio. Truman Capote's tender holiday tale, A Christmas Memory, will be paired with Winter Song, an original presentation of music and storytelling created by the brilliant singer Merideth Kaye Clark and The Armory's own Brandon Woolley. Preview performances will begin November 18, opening night is November 24, and performances will run through December 31. Get a sneak peek at the actors below! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME at Portland Stage Leads as Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Portland Awards; FUN HOME at Portland Stage Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

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