Showtunes Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL In Concert at The Cornish PlayhouseShowtunes Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL In Concert at The Cornish Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Showtunes Theatre Company will continue its new partnership this season with The Cornish Playhouse as they feature a concert production of The Spitfire Grill, with music by James Valcq, lyrics by Fred Alley, and a book by both artists. The Spitfire Grill continues Showtunes' theme for its 19th season, "Underestimated - Stories about Redefining the Rules," and will feature some of Seattle's amazing actresses in this powerful, intimate story of healing and hope. Directed by Jessica Spencer and with music direction by RJ Tancioco, the show will have four performances only: Saturday, May 4 at 8pm, Sunday, May 5 at 2pm, Saturday, May 11 at 8pm, and Sunday, May 12 at 2pm. (more...)

Farmers Alley Theatre Extends MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ONFarmers Alley Theatre Extends MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2018

Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to announce that our current smash-hit production of MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON is extending with a special holdover weekend full of performances January 3rd through the 6th. This delightful jukebox musical by creator Roger Bean has won over audiences and critics alike, and now you've got even more opportunities to catch this "crowd pleaser". (Revue West Michigan). Performed in Farmers Alley Theatre's famous cabaret setting with desserts & coffee included with each ticket. (more...)

MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON at Farmers Alley Theatre ExtendedMARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON at Farmers Alley Theatre Extended
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

Farmers Alley Theatre is proud to announce that our current smash-hit production of MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON is extending with a special holdover weekend full of performances January 3rd through the 6th. This delightful jukebox musical by creator Roger Bean has won over audiences and critics alike, and now you've got even more opportunities to catch this "crowd pleaser". (Revue West Michigan). Performed in Farmers Alley Theatre's famous cabaret setting with desserts & coffee included with each ticket. (more...)

Farmers Alley Theatre Presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ONFarmers Alley Theatre Presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES: DREAM ON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Gooooooo Chipmunks!  Farmers Alley Theatre's famous 'Cabaret Series' is back with the return of our favorite female foursome in the brand-new jukebox musical Marvelous Wonderettes: Dream On.  Performed in our original black box space in downtown Kalamazoo, this family-friendly revue will be playing December 7th-30th at 221 Farmers Alley.  Our cabaret setting includes dessert & coffee with your ticket, and our bar will be open for any adult beverages, beer, wine & hot chocolate as you take in some of the greatest songs from the 60's & 70's.  'Putting on our cabaret show every December is a highlight for us every season,' says Executive Director, Adam Weiner. 'And with great songs and a show & characters as beloved as 'The Marvelous Wonderettes', this is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser for the entire family.' (more...)

Hilarity Ensues in Village Theatre's THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNESHilarity Ensues in Village Theatre's THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Village Theatre is thrilled to kick off the 2018-2019 Season with the World Premiere of The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes by Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond (Romantics Annonymous at the Old Globe in London, Disney Channel's Vampirina). This production will be directed by Village Theatre associate artistic director,Brandon Ivie (Lizard Boy, Jasper in Deadland) and choreographer Al Blackstone, who was recently nominated for an Emmy for his work on the popular television show So You Think You Can Dance (more...)

BWW Review: MSMT Brings Glitter of Hollywood's Golden Age to the Pickard StageBWW Review: MSMT Brings Glitter of Hollywood's Golden Age to the Pickard Stage
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 10, 2018

As its main stage finale in this Diamond Jubilee season, Maine State Music Theatre chose to present the stage version of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, Singin' in the Rain. With its book by Betty Comden/Adolph Green, and songs by Nacio Herb Brown/Arthur Freed), based on the famed MGM musical, this iconic classic receives a production that recreates the glitter of Hollywood's Golden Age on a dazzlingly grand scale. MSMT's staging, directed/choreographed by Marc Robin, sparkles with the effervescence of fine champagne, bubbles with energy and originality, exudes sunshine and joy, and offers its audiences an exhilarating, entirely magical entertainment experience. (more...)

Victoria Clark And More Set For Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival Of New MusicalsVictoria Clark And More Set For Village Theatre's 18th Annual Festival Of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

With one week left until The 18th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Village Theatre is excited to announce this summer's casting and creative teams! Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza) will direct Hansel & Gretl & Heidi & Gu?nter, a hilarious family adventure of what happens after Hansel and Gretl escape. Village Theatre's new artistic director Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on this Island) will direct the kick-off show Elysium: An American Fable, the moving story of a family dying under the weight of their own secrets; and associate artistic director Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland) will direct The Passage, a coming-of-age mystery about a boy battling a monster holding his father captive. Joining them will be music directors Jason Hart (American Psycho), Rona Siddiqui (Bella: An American Tall Tale), R.J. Tancioco (Here Lies Love), and resident music director Tim Symons (Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion), among others. (more...)

MSMT Closes Diamond Jubilee Season With SINGIN' IN THE RAINMSMT Closes Diamond Jubilee Season With SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Maine State Music Theatre closes its 60th Anniversary season with the smash hit, Singin' in the Rain. This classic hit runs from August 8-25. (more...)

BWW Review: Showtunes' BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Confused About Twins but Not About FunBWW Review: Showtunes' BOYS FROM SYRACUSE Confused About Twins but Not About Fun
by Jay Irwin - Mar 25, 2018

I was speaking with a friend the other day about the current show from Showtunes Theatre Company, "The Boys from Syracuse". He's a somewhat new, fledgling musical theater geek and I said, that it was filled with great Rodgers and Hart songs many of which are standards now. I went through a few and got nothing but blank stares. And that, Dear Readers, is why Showtunes is so important. We need someone to keep bringing us these underdone, and often times older shows such as "The Boys from Syracuse" so established geeks like me can sit there and … well … geek out, and for a place for newbies to come and be exposed to these grand old shows so they might actually learn what a "standard" is. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS & THE THREE LITTLE PIGSFulton Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS & THE THREE LITTLE PIGS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present the Broadway classic Guys and Dolls, March 6 through March 31. Explore a simpler time when the stakes of the "game" were your biggest concern in Damon Runyon's streets of New York City. (more...)

Showtunes Theatre Company Partners with Village Theatre to Present THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE in ConcertShowtunes Theatre Company Partners with Village Theatre to Present THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Showtunes Theatre Company will return to the Illsley Ball Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya Hall, March 23-25, 2018 with a concert production of The Boys from Syracuse, with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and book by George Abbott. The show is produced by Showtunes in association with Village Theatre, directed by Steve Tomkins in his final year as Artistic Director of Village and is being presented as part of the city-wide "Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare" festival. With Kim Douglass music directing, the show will have four performances over one weekend. Performances are Friday, March 23 at 8:00 pm, Saturday March 24th at 2 pm and 8pm and Sunday, March 25th at 2 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Metropolitan Room Crowns New MetroStar Emily ElletPhoto Flash: The Metropolitan Room Crowns New MetroStar Emily Ellet
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

It's reigning Em! Last night, Monday August 21, the actress and singer Emily Ellet was mobbed by her many friends and admirers in the audience when it was announced that she had eeked out a photo-finish win in one of the most competitive MetroStar contests in years. Her outstanding mini-set, in which she delivered a dazzingly original interpretation of the '80s disco anthem 'It's Raining Men,' put her ahead of the other four MetroStar finalists, each of whom delivered nearly flawless performances. Scroll down for photos from the final! (more...)

5 Finalists Picked For Finale Of 10th Annual Metrostar Talent Challenge Next Monday5 Finalists Picked For Finale Of 10th Annual Metrostar Talent Challenge Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Last night five finalists were selected to compete in next Monday's highly anticipated finale of the 2017 "MetroStar Talent Challenge" at the Metropolitan Room.  (more...)

2017 MetroStar TOP 13 Advance to QUARTERS at Met2017 MetroStar TOP 13 Advance to QUARTERS at Met
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Next week's quarter finals of the 2017 "MetroStar Talent Challenge" features thirteen exciting talents vying to become the 10th MetroStar Talent Challenge winner.  MetroStar's Top 13 is a baker's dozen of singers from a variety of backgrounds, including Broadway and cabaret, as well as a number of brand new talents, like 16-year-old Jackie Mate, who are hoping to make a big splash in their cabaret debuts. (more...)


by Roy Berko - Jul 11, 2017

'City of Angels,' a version of which is now on stage at Beck Center, opened on Broadway in December of 1989 and ran through January, 1992, in a healthy run of almost 900 performances. Lakewood's Dee Hoty, a three-time Tony nominee, played a leading role in the Great White Way run. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNIE Comes to Arsht Center Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce that the national tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to Miami for a limited run this March 3 - 5, 2017 inside the Center's Ziff Ballet Opera House. (more...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton today, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

ANNIE to Play Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Miller Auditorium is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play Today, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Western Michigan University.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

ANNIE to Play Kalamazoo's Miller Auditorium
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Miller Auditorium is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of Western Michigan University.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

Beloved Musical ANNIE to Return to the State Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will return to the State Theatre in Easton on Friday, February 24.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

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