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Review: West Orange High School Thespian Troupe 1983 Makes History With Their Product Photo Review: West Orange High School Thespian Troupe 1983 Makes History With Their Production of THE PROM
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2023

It's a courageous musical to perform, especially in Florida, especially this year. Kudos to all!

Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL Photo Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Nov 18, 2022

What did our critic think of ELF THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL? Drury Lane Theatre's holiday production is Elf. From the opening number until the final curtain, Elf will make you feel the joy of Christmas as a child again. That's the beauty of Buddy the Elf and in large part due to the talented Ben Dow, being moved from understudy to lead, in the title role. His wide eyed expressions and sheer joy of everything, especially maple syrup, is the heart of the story. Buddy wants everyone to be happy and feel joy. We are taken into the Buddy's story at the very beginning by Santa (expertly portrayed by the spellbinding A.D. Weaver). On Buddy's journey we meet all the characters from the movie.

Special Offer: ELF at Drury Lane Theatre Photo Special Offer: ELF at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW Special Offer - Oct 24, 2022

Special Offer: Don’t be a cotton-headed-ninny-muggins! Drury Lane Theatre will continue its 2022/2023 season with Elf-the Musical, based upon the film. Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Skylar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Directed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato. Elf-the Musical runs November 9, 2022 - January 8, 2023.

Cast Announced for ELF - THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane Theatre Photo Cast Announced for ELF - THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

Drury Lane Theatre will continue its 2022/2023 season with the holiday classic¬†Elf-the Musical, based upon the¬†film written by¬†David Berenbaum. Book by¬†Thomas Meehan¬†and¬†Bob Martin, music by¬†Matthew Skylar, lyrics by¬†Chad Beguelin.¬†Directed by¬†Lynne Kurdziel-Formato.¬†Elf-the Musical¬†runs November 9, 2022 ‚Äď January 8, 2023, at Drury Lane Theatre.

Review: THE PROM at Shea's Buffalo Theatre Photo Review: THE PROM at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Sep 28, 2022

THE PROM concludes it's National tour in Buffalo this week as the big show with lots of heart took to the Shea's Buffalo stage. The first production of the 2022-23 M & T Bank Broadway Season is not an instantly recognizable name to theatre goers, despite having had a one year run on the Great White Way and a Hollywood A-List Netflix movie starring Meryl Streep.

BWW Interview: Actor Marco Camacho Talks ELF THE MUSICAL Photo BWW Interview: Actor Marco Camacho Talks ELF THE MUSICAL
by Katricia Lang - Dec 10, 2018

If you're yearning for some contemporary yuletide carols, head over to Queensbury Theatre. December 7 through December 23, 2018, the company will stage ELF THE MUSICAL, the theater adaptation of Will Ferrell's popular 2003 film ELF.

BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at The John W. Engeman Theater At Northport Photo BWW Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at The John W. Engeman Theater At Northport
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Nov 19, 2018

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, we're telling you why, Buddy the Elf is coming to town! In fact, he just opened an effervescent production of 'Elf The Musical' at the John Engeman Theater in Northport.

BWW Interview: Donna McKechnie on Dancing in HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse Photo BWW Interview: Donna McKechnie on Dancing in HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Leigh Scheps - Jun 12, 2018

All Donna McKechnie needs is the music (a mirror) and she'll still dance for you. The 75-year-old is currently starring as Joanne in the original musical, Half Time, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.

Queensbury Theatre, CityCentre Announces 2018/19 Season Photo Queensbury Theatre, CityCentre Announces 2018/19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2018

Queensbury Theatre is proud to announce the 2018/19 Mainstage Season at CityCentre. As Houston's only professional theatre outside of the loop, Queensbury Theatre is marking a new chapter with the 2018/19 Mainstage Season featuring a world premiere and a show-stopping holiday favorite.

BWW Interview: Jerry Mitchell on Watching Broadway Veterans Still Dancing in HALF TIM Photo BWW Interview: Jerry Mitchell on Watching Broadway Veterans Still Dancing in HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Leigh Scheps - Jun 4, 2018

Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell is going full out these days. Not only is he directing and choreographing the original musical, Half Time, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, but he's also about to begin rehearsals as the director and choreographer for Broadway's Pretty Woman.

THE WEDDING SINGER Begins Today North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Bright Colors. Big Hair. Bigger Hearts! North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre rewinds to the 1980s with their final production of the 2015-2016 season, THE WEDDING SINGER: THE MUSICAL, which begins today, May 27th, and continues through June 12th, 2016.

Party Like It's 1985 with THE WEDDING SINGER at North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Bright Colors. Big Hair. Bigger Hearts! North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre is proud to rewind to the 1980s with their final production of the 2015-2016 season, THE WEDDING SINGER: THE MUSICAL, which runs May 27th-June 12th, 2016.

STAGE TUBE: Buddy The Elf Visits Lite FM to Kick Off The Christmas Season!
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2012

Buddy the Elf drops by the Lite FM 106.7 radio studio to help launch the start the holiday season - check out what happens during his visit!

STAGE TUBE: THE WEDDING SINGER National Tour Vlogs - 'Pre-Show Rituals'
by Eddie Varley - Aug 25, 2009

Get a glimpse into the backstage life of the National Touring Company of the hit Broadway musical The Wedding Singer. The online vlogs created by cast member, Kyle Kleiboeker (Hell's Kitchen, The Musical, NBC's Lipstick Jungle) give you a unique inside look on what its like to travel across the country.

STAGE TUBE: THE WEDDING SINGER National Tour Vlogs - 'Meet The Cast'
by Eddie Varley - Aug 24, 2009

Get a glimpse into the backstage life of the National Touring Company of the hit Broadway musical The Wedding Singer. The online vlogs created by cast member, Kyle Kleiboeker (Hell's Kitchen, The Musical, NBC's Lipstick Jungle) give you a unique inside look on what its like to travel across the country. You'll find everything from exclusive backstage clips that reveal pre-show rituals, interviews with cast members to music videos and other crazy adventures

STAGE TUBE: THE WEDDING SINGER National Tour Vlogs - 'Backstage Pass'
by Eddie Varley - Aug 21, 2009

Get a glimpse into the backstage life of the National Touring Company of the hit Broadway musical The Wedding Singer.