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Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Cumberland's RING OF FIRE Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Cumberland's RING OF FIRE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Cumberland's RING OF FIRE Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards; Cumberland's RING OF FIRE Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

ROMY AND MICHELE: The Musical Will Hold Developmental Workshop This Month Photo ROMY AND MICHELE: The Musical Will Hold Developmental Workshop This Month
by Stephi Wild - Oct 6, 2021

Get the scoop on the new musical, based on the 1997 cult classic,¬†Romy¬†and Michele‚Äôs High School Reunion, is written by the film‚Äôs screenwriter,¬†Robin Schiff, features a thrilling new score by¬†Gwendolyn Sanford¬†and¬†Brandon Jay¬†(‚ÄúOrange is the New Black‚ÄĚ), choreography by¬†Peggy Hickey¬†(Anastasia), scenic design by¬†Scott Pask¬†(Waitress, Mean Girls)¬†and is directed¬†by Kristin Hanggi¬†(Broadway's¬†Rock of Ages).

Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS at the Gateway Photo Photo Flash: First Look at KINKY BOOTS at the Gateway
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2019

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Patchogue Theatre, August 30 and runs through Saturday September 14, 2019 presented by The Gateway.

Pioneering Youth Dance Festival In SLC Culminates With Two Memorable Concerts Photo Pioneering Youth Dance Festival In SLC Culminates With Two Memorable Concerts
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2019

After three successful years, NEW CENTURY DANCE PROJECT (NCDP) returns to Salt Lake City August 13-17, 2019 with an all new focus. NCDP, the brain-child of Santa Fe-based choreographer and educator Francisco Gella (RDT dancer 1996-1998), brings together professional teaching artists, dancers and companies from Utah and across North America to share their expertise and artistic excellence with young aspiring dancers ages 8-22 training for their future. For the third year, RDT is proud to be a sponsoring partner of the event held at the Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center. 

BWW Review: LUMINARIO SHINES BRIGHTLY IN CHOOSE YOUR IDENTITY & A BELLA LEWITZKY/RUDI Photo BWW Review: LUMINARIO SHINES BRIGHTLY IN CHOOSE YOUR IDENTITY & A BELLA LEWITZKY/RUDI GERNREICH PRESENTATION at Fais Do Do & Skirball Cultural Center
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jun 30, 2019

Luminario Ballet of Los Angeles is a very unique and valuable, strong and powerful Dance Company. They offered up two fantastic evenings of Dance, Song, Music and a Q&A, last weekend at Club Fais Do Do, and this past weekend at the Skirball Center, in conjunction with a Fashion Exhibit of Rudy Gernreich's '60s fashions that tied in perfectly with the 2nd dance piece presented that evening. The costumes used in 'Inscape,' were originally created by Rudi Gernreich at the same time the piece was set, in 1976. 'Choose Your Identity' June 16, 2019 The evening began with singer Tawny Ellis and her band, performing several selections from her new upcoming album release 'Love Life.' Dressed in a beautiful, flowing, lacy white dress, she looked like an angel and sang like one, playing her matching white Lap Steel and omni chord instruments with a passionate, down-to-earth country sound that was soothingly sultry, with lyrics that commanded your attention. She and her talented band played selections from her upcoming release; one of them being 'Pretend Love,' which was accompanied by a beautiful dance, choreographed by the Artistic Director, Judith FLEX Helle, performed by the incredible Kelly Vittetoe, an extraordinary soloist, en pointe, accompanied by David Tai Kim and Cory Goel. The strongest ballerina I have ever seen, (Ms. Vittetoe) that up-close; performing magnificently, with one of the most beautiful bodies, face and feet, ever. She is exquisite, and her two partners were also equally impressive. The exactness of technique performed by all three dancers was just heavenly. Up close and personal. What a treat!

Skirball Presents SELECTIONS FROM 'INSCAPE' Photo Skirball Presents SELECTIONS FROM 'INSCAPE'
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2019

In association with its new exhibition Fearless Fashion: Rudi Gernreich, the Skirball Cultural Center presents excerpts of choreographer Bella Lewitzky's seminal 1971 work Inscape. Wearing iconic costumes originally designed by fashion pioneer Rudi Gernreich and now newly reconstructed by Diana MacNeil, dancers from Luminario Ballet worked with John Pennington of Pennington Dance Group to recreate elements of this masterwork. As described by the New York Times in 1979, [Inscape] still has the fascination of Rudi Gernreich's decor and stretch fabric costumes, which are totally integrated into the design and intent of Miss Lewitzky's choreography.

Musical Theatre West Presents Marc Shaiman And Scott Wittman's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Photo Musical Theatre West Presents Marc Shaiman And Scott Wittman's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 11, 2019

Musical Theater West (MTW) brings the incredible true story, turned hit film, turned Broadway Tony Award-winning musical Catch Me If You Can to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center March 29 through April 14. Created by the dream team of song writers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Smash, Mary Poppins Returns) and librettist Terrence McNally (The Full Monty, Ragtime), Catch Me If You Can delivers a the high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught.

Photo Flash: Laura Bell Bundy and the Cast of SWEET CHARITY Celebrate Opening Night a Photo Photo Flash: Laura Bell Bundy and the Cast of SWEET CHARITY Celebrate Opening Night at Reprise 2.0
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 (led by Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson), in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT) chaired by Brian Kite, presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity.  Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, the classic Broadway hit plays through July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Take a look at photos from the show's opening night below!

Photo Flash: Hey Big Spender! Laura Bell Bundy Stars in SWEET CHARITY in Los Angeles Photo Photo Flash: Hey Big Spender! Laura Bell Bundy Stars in SWEET CHARITY in Los Angeles
by Julie Musbach - Jun 21, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity. Get a look at the all-star cast below!

Reprise 2.0 Completes Cast of SWEET CHARITY; Terron Brooks, Krystal Joy Brown, and Mo Photo Reprise 2.0 Completes Cast of SWEET CHARITY; Terron Brooks, Krystal Joy Brown, and More
by Julie Musbach - May 17, 2018

Casting is now complete for the inaugural REPRISE 2.0 production of Sweet Charity. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the classic Broadway hit plays from June 20 to July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. 

BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Brings Out the Child in All at Thea Photo BWW Review: SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Brings Out the Child in All at Theatre Under The Stars
by Audrey Morabito - Dec 15, 2017

In partnership with Lythgoe Family Panto, Theatre Under the Stars has opened their family-fun, holiday-filled interactive production Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight to Houston audiences. With a star-studded cast, popular music, and a storybook vibe, Kris Lythgoe's Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight had both the children and the parents in the audience laughing, shouting at the characters onstage, and erupting in applause. This production tells the tale of the cursed Princess Aurora (Lauren Taylor) on the brink of her eighteenth birthday, and the handsome Prince (Garrett Clayton) on the road to his wedding day with the Princess, as the evil fairy Carabosse (Debbie Gravitte) does everything in her power to sabotage the kingdom.

ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION Finds Full Company at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Joining Broadway star Cortney Wolfson and Disney star Stephanie Renee Wall onstage this summer in the world premiere production of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion at The 5th Avenue Theatre is a sensational cast that's the coolest thing since the invention of Post-its!

Photo Coverage: Valerie Perri, David Burnham, Norman Large & More Celebrate Musical Theatre West's SUNSET BOULEVARD Opening at Carpenter Performing Arts Center
by Lily Lim - Jul 14, 2013

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's international hit musical Sunset Boulevard opened last Friday, July 12, exactly 20 years to the day after the show's world premiere. The production will run through July 28, 2013 at the beautiful 1,070-seat Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA. Valerie Perri and David Burnham star, with Norman Large and Ashley Fox Linton. Check out a look back at the curtain call and opening night festivities below!

Photo Coverage: Musical Theatre West Opens OKLAHOMA! at Carpenter Performing Arts Center
by Lily Lim - Feb 17, 2013

Musical Theatre West presents Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!, which opened last night, February 16, and continues through March 3, 2013. Davis Gaines (LA's Phantom of the Opera, Ovation Award winner for Musical Theatre West's Man of La Mancha) makes his Los Angeles-area directorial debut with this production. As with all Musical Theatre West productions, OKLAHOMA! is locally-produced in Long Beach with professional actors from Broadway, national tours, film and television, including the best in local talent. BroadwayWorld's Lily Lim was at the opening and brings you photos from the event below!

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at 3-D Theatricals' 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL in Plummer Auditorium
by Lily Lim - Feb 10, 2013

3-D Theatricals' production of 9 to 5: The Musical plays now through February 24th, 2013 at The Plummer Auditorium, followed by a run at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, March 1st-3rd. BroadwayWorld was there for the musical's February 8th opening, and brings you photos from the festivities below!

Photo Flash: SPAMALOT Celebrates Opening Night at Musical Theatre West
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 4, 2012

Musical Theatre West closes its 59th consecutive season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT. MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT opened this week and will run through July 15, 2012. Get a look at opening night below!

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre West's SPAMALOT Opening Night
by Kelsey Denette - Jul 1, 2012

Musical Theatre West closes its 59th consecutive season with the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT. MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT opened yesterday and will run an additional 12 performances through July 15, 2012. Get a look at opening night below!

Photo Flash: WINTER WONDERETTES Opens at Musical Theatre West!
by Kelsey Denette - Dec 11, 2011

Musical Theatre West's WINTER WONDERETTES is the second show of the 59th Season and will perform at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach for a limited nine performance run from December 9 through December 18, 2011.

Saint Sebastian Players Open 30th Season With Cooney's Cash on Delivery 10/22-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

In the tradition of past productions including Lend Me A Tenor and Moon Over Buffalo, the Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) opens its 30th Anniversary Season with the farce Cash on Delivery by Michael Cooney-featuring a special "cash-back guarantee." Performances are October 22-November 14, 2010 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, in Chicago.

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