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BWW Review: STAGES St. Louis's Superb SOUTH PACIFICBWW Review: STAGES St. Louis's Superb SOUTH PACIFIC
by Chris Gibson - Sep 18, 2017

STAGES St. Louis ends their season with an wonderfully mounted production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC. It's a classic musical absolutely filled to the brim with memorable songs, many of which have become standards. In fact, you'll likely find yourself humming any number of them as you head home after the show. Then there are the social issues that this Pulitzer prize winning drama tackles, which were groundbreaking for their time, yet still retain their impact today. Sadly, issues concerning race and acceptance have only intensified in our current volatile and divisive environment. Sparked by an excellent cast, this is an incredibly touching testament to the power this work still wields. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: Behind the Curtain with SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. LouisBWW Photo Exclusive: Behind the Curtain with SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, join STAGES for a timeless tale in the South Pacific and take a peak backstage with these exclusive photos to see how the cast enjoys their time behind the scenes of Bali Ha'i! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Scenes from STAGES' SOUTH PACIFIC, Starring Michael Halling, Leah Berry and MoreVIDEO: Watch Scenes from STAGES' SOUTH PACIFIC, Starring Michael Halling, Leah Berry and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running now through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. BroadwayWorld is excited to share footage from the show in the video below! (more...)

Santino Fontana, Norm Lewis, Beth Malone, Laura Osnes and More to Lead BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY at the Kennedy CenterSantino Fontana, Norm Lewis, Beth Malone, Laura Osnes and More to Lead BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts launches the year-long international centennial celebration of Leonard Bernstein with the opening weekend of Leonard Bernstein at 100. (more...)

Hydzik, Ewoldt and Cortez Lead All Star Cast Of McCallum Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY ConcertHydzik, Ewoldt and Cortez Lead All Star Cast Of McCallum Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY Concert
by David Green - Sep 11, 2017

Matthew Hydzik (West Side Story, Side Show, It Shoulda Been You, Grease), Ali Ewoldt(Phantom of the Opera, The King and I, Les Miserables) and Natalie Cortez (West Side Story, A Chorus Line) will headline a special concert version of West Side Story for five performances only,March 9-11, 2018 at the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, CA. Produced and directed by Chad Hilligus, this exclusive McCallum Theatre production of West Side Story: IN CONCERT will feature an on-stage 40-piece orchestra under the baton of Grammy-winning conductor Richard Kaufman and an all-star cast reuniting from the Broadway and National Tour companies of this iconic musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: STAGES Closes 31st Season with Stunning SOUTH PACIFICPhoto Flash: STAGES Closes 31st Season with Stunning SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Michael Halling, Leah Berry and More in Costume for SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGESPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Michael Halling, Leah Berry and More in Costume for SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in costume! (more...)

Michael Halling and Leah Berry to Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. LouisMichael Halling and Leah Berry to Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. (more...)

Casting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 SeasonCasting Announced for St. Louis STAGES 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

STAGES St. Louis is proud to announce casting for its blockbuster 31st Season: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, 9 to 5, The Musical, and South Pacific. According to Artistic Director Michael Hamilton, this season's exceptional talent "explores the triumphant powers of family, friendship, loyalty, and community in an ever challenging world." STAGES also announces the cast for its Theatre for Young Audiences production, the fantastical family adventure, Seussical. All subscription and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: CHESS at Pioneer Theatre Company is a TriumphBWW Review: CHESS at Pioneer Theatre Company is a Triumph
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 11, 2017

For regular theatergoers, it isn't often that a performance will stand out over the years as one not to be forgotten. Pioneer Theatre Company's triumphant concert version of CHESS (running for three performances only) is one of these. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in ConcertPioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARRidgefield Playhouse Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm and 8pm and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bart's Tree Service. Considered one of the most iconic musicals ever written, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' includes legendary hits such as 'Everything's Alright,' 'I Don't Know How To Love Him,' and 'Gethsemane.' This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production and is produced by ACT of Connecticut. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes to Ridgefield PlayhouseJESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm and 8pm and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bart's Tree Service.   (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: COME FROM AWAY and CRAZY FOR YOU open on Sunday! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in ConcertPioneer Theatre Company presents CHESS in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company continues its popular concert series with Chess, written by members of the pop music group ABBA, running for three performances only, March 10 - March 11, 2017 at Simmons Pioneer Memorial Theatre.  (more...)

Matthew Hydzik, Aaron C. Finley & More Join Cast of  JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ridgefield PlayhouseMatthew Hydzik, Aaron C. Finley & More Join Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, will present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR on Saturday, March 25 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Produced by ACT of Connecticut, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is directed by Daniel C. Levine (Artistic Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse Broadway & Cabaret Series) and music directed by Bryan Perri (Broadway's WICKED), with casting by Craig Burns, CSA (Telsey + Company). (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 25th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!BWW Morning Brief January 25th, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 25, 2017

Today's big news: Tanya Saracho's FADE begins at Primary Stages, while 'GEORGIE' starts Off-Broadway, and Brian Stokes Mitchell & Ana Gasteyer launch AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC tonight! (more...)

Matthew Hydzik and Janine DiVita Will Turn Back Time in BENJAMIN BUTTON THE MUSICAL Reading at York Theatre CompanyMatthew Hydzik and Janine DiVita Will Turn Back Time in BENJAMIN BUTTON THE MUSICAL Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical Benjamin Button The Musical with music by Natalie Tenenbaum (More Stars Than There Are in Heaven), and book and lyrics by Brett Boles ('From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook' on PBS). (more...)

Jackie Burns, Robert Creighton, Felicia Finley and More Set for BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT at Ocean State TheatreJackie Burns, Robert Creighton, Felicia Finley and More Set for BROADWAY SPOTLIGHT at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Producer Stephen DeAngelis, who has produced over 200 different Broadway concerts at venues in New York and across the United States, will return to his native Rhode Island to produce his first concert in his home state. (more...)

IF/THEN, by the Writers of NEXT TO NORMAL, Concludes National Tour TodayIF/THEN, by the Writers of NEXT TO NORMAL, Concludes National Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2016

After 312 performances in 25 cities across the United States, the National Tour of If/Then concludes its run today in Atlanta, GA. At seven select cities, the tour featured several of the stars from the original Broadway run, including Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, and James Snyder. (more...)

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