BWW Review: Linehan and Ellis March in Step in Reagle Music Theatre's THE MUSIC MANBWW Review: Linehan and Ellis March in Step in Reagle Music Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 9, 2018

Mark Linehan and Jennifer Ellis march in step in a glorious rendering of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN to close out Reagle Music Theatre's 50th Anniversary Summer Season with a bang. Director/choreographer Susan M. Chebookjian's staging is seamless, with one production number after another showing off the ensemble's terpsichorean talent with challenging dance combinations, and Music Director Dan Rodriguez conducts a 12-piece orchestra that brings out the brio of Willson's score. The 1957 Tony Award-winning Best Musical still has lots of get up and go, with stirring marches and patter songs, romantic ballads, and a town full of characters as American as apple pie. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MUSIC MAN at Reagle Music TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at THE MUSIC MAN at Reagle Music Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston's 50th Anniversary Summer Season closes with The Music Man from August 2-12, 2018. The multiple Tony award-winning musical runs for 8 performances (including 4 matinees) at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington St., Waltham, MA starring IRNE Award Nominee Mark Linehan as Harold Hill and Elliot Norton Award Winner Jennifer Ellis as Marian Paroo. Produced by Robert J. Eagle; Directed and Choreographed by Susan M. Chebookjian, who will restage the original Broadway and film choreography by Onna White; Music Direction by Dan Rodriguez. (more...)

Epic Theatre Makes March Marvelous With MARSHALLEpic Theatre Makes March Marvelous With MARSHALL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Epic Theatre Company is once again breaking new theatrical ground with its World Premiere production of "Marshall" written by Epic's Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli.  Similar to Epic's smash hit "James Franco and Me," this new work will also be performed unrehearsed by two actors using an agreed-upon script that will come together in front of a live audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Wilbury GroupPhoto Flash: First Look at THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Wilbury Group
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

The Wilbury Theatre Group launches into 2018 with a bold new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth directed by Wilbury Founder/Artistic Director Josh Short with music direction by Matt Requintina (Spring Awakening), January 18 through February 4 at their new home and performance space at 40 Sonoma Court, Olneyville. (more...)

Wilbury Group Launches Into 2018 With THE SKIN OF OUR TEETHWilbury Group Launches Into 2018 With THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2017

The Wilbury Theatre Group launches into 2018 with a bold new staging of Thornton Wilder's tragicomic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth directed by Wilbury Founder/Artistic Director Josh Short with music direction by Matt Requintina (Spring Awakening), January 18 through February 4 at their new home and performance space at 40 Sonoma Court, Olneyville. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOYS OF ST. MATTHEW'S PRESENT JESUS CHRIST! AND OTHER CHRISTMAS TALES is The Raunchy Reason For The SeasonBWW Review: THE BOYS OF ST. MATTHEW'S PRESENT JESUS CHRIST! AND OTHER CHRISTMAS TALES is The Raunchy Reason For The Season
by Andria Tieman - Dec 4, 2017

Since The Boys of St. Matthews burst onto the theatre scene with their 2015 production of Tartuffe, they have been a reliable source of hilarity and dick jokes. Thankfully, the Christmas stories in JESUS CHRIST! let these young men do what they do best--kidnap teachers and put on the most offensive versions of classic plays they can. This time around, we get a mashup of Christmas Carol and the story of Jesus' birth with some exceptionally intense Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman thrown in. Also, there's a turkey. This is not a story for the prudish, as evidenced by the four people who walked out on opening night, but for those who want an excellent night out at a show that is so jam-packed with jokes you can barely catch your breath, get your tickets immediately. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Epic Theatre Company's JESUS CHRIST! AND OTHER CHRISTMAS TALESPhoto Flash: First Look at Epic Theatre Company's JESUS CHRIST! AND OTHER CHRISTMAS TALES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is celebrating the holidays with the rowdiest bunch of Catholic school boys ever to grace the stage. The Boys of St. Matthew's are back-and this year, they're ready to turn Christmas upside down in one of the craziest Carols you'll ever see. BroadwayWorld has a first look at 'Jesus Christ! And Other Christmas Tales' below! (more...)

Epic's Wild Holiday Show Arrives This DecemberEpic's Wild Holiday Show Arrives This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is celebrating the holidays with the rowdiest bunch of Catholic school boys ever to grace the stage. The Boys of St. Matthew's are back and this year, they're ready to turn Christmas upside down in one of the craziest Carols you'll ever see. (more...)

Epic's Wild Holiday Show Arrives This DecemberEpic's Wild Holiday Show Arrives This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Epic Theatre Company is celebrating the holidays with the rowdiest bunch of Catholic school boys ever to grace the stage. The Boys of St. Matthew's are back and this year, they're ready to turn Christmas upside down in one of the craziest Carols you'll ever see. (more...)

BWW Review: BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S Charms at 2nd Story
by Andria Tieman - Jul 17, 2017

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S is a literary and movie classic that always charms, and 2nd Story Theatre's production captures the setting and characters perfectly.  If you haven't been to 2nd Story lately, it's worth a visit just to see all of the changes.  The sets for this production, by Max Ponticelli, take the previous stadium seating configuration into a theatre in the round with brownstone facades, cobbled stones and a lovely balcony perfect for singing Moon River.  Every aspect of this production is so well thought out that you immediately feel like you've slipped into 1940's New York City the second you sit down.  There are a couple aspects of this production that dull the magic slightly, but overall, this is charming summer theatre that will also tugs at heartstrings. (more...)

The Wilbury Group to Close 2016-17 Season with SPRING AWAKENING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The Wilbury Group closes its 2016/17 season with the multiple Tony Award-winning rock musical with Spring Awakening. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick will present Garson Kanin's witty political comedy, Born Yesterday. This classic Pygmalion story, with furnishings provided by OSTC's 'Partner in Design,' Ethan Allen, runs at Ocean State Theatre now through February 12. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lara Hayhurst and Robert Ierardi to Lead Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick will present Garson Kanin's witty political comedy, Born Yesterday. This classic Pygmalion story, with furnishings provided by OSTC's "Partner in Design," Ethan Allen, will run at Ocean State Theatre from January 25 - February 12. (more...)

Lara Hayhurst and Robert Ierardi to Lead Witty Political Comedy BORN YESTERDAY at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick will present Garson Kanin's witty political comedy, Born Yesterday. This classic Pygmalion story, with furnishings provided by OSTC's "Partner in Design," Ethan Allen, will run at Ocean State Theatre from January 25 - February 12. (more...)

Epic Theatre Company to Continue Pop-Up Season This Today in Cranston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Epic Theatre Company's second pop-up show has arrived! The next show is this Today, December 16th at 8pm at Theater 82 in Cranston. (more...)

Epic Theatre Company to Continue Pop-Up Season This Friday in Cranston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Epic Theatre Company's second pop-up show has arrived! The next show is this Friday, December 16th at 8pm at Theater 82 in Cranston. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Set to Play at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), is thrilled to announce the opening of their fifth season in their comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick. The company's 2016-17 season begins with theRhode Island Professional Premiere of the ten-time Tony® Award-winning musical, Billy Elliot: The Musical, which opens in previews on September 28. (more...)

BWW Review: Sidesplitting THE BOYS OF ST. MATTHEW'S PRESENT LES LIAISONES DANGEREUSES
by Andria Tieman - Aug 9, 2016

After last year's uproarious The Boys of St. Matthew's Present Tartuffe, Epic Theatre Company's boys are back in town with THE BOYS OF ST. MATTHEW'S PRESENT LES LIAISONES DANGEREUSES.  For those who may be unfamiliar with the premise--the boys of St. Matthew's are a pack of Catholic school boys with a penchant for performing raunchy theatre, despite being told by their head of school, Father Frank, that they are not allowed to.  The result is a play-within-a-play jammed with jokes and visual gags that will leave audiences gasping for air between guffaws. (more...)

Epic Theater Brings Back the Boys of St. Matthews For Bold and Bawdy LES LIAISONES DANGEREUSES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Epic Theatre is celebrating the summer with a sequel to one of its most successful shows.  After last August's "The Boys of St. Matthew's Present Tartuffe," the cast and crew are back, and this time they're taking on one of the most infamous stories of all time-Les Liaisones Dangereuses. (more...)