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BWW Review: BALLROOM at CVRep Playhouse Photo BWW Review: BALLROOM at CVRep Playhouse
by Kay Kudukis - Feb 4, 2020

Post-world-war-two America somehow managed to erase what 1920s women had fought so hard to create, and what the war effort at home had literally proved, that women could just as easily do a man's job. During the war, women were working in factories, becoming mechanics, if it was a 'man's job' women were out there doing it while the men fought the war. When the men came home, somehow women said hurrah! and happily became housewives and mothers. 'Whew! So glad to be back where I belong!' every magazine, billboard, and family-centric television show seemed to say, characterizing women as happy homemakers whose identity was determined by her biology aka her ability to keep a man happy in bed while producing babies, and all of the domesticity that implies.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes To The Gateway Photo THE SOUND OF MUSIC Comes To The Gateway
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2019

The spirited, romantic and beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will charm audiences at The Gateway with its Tony, Grammy and Academy Award winning Best Score, including 'My Favorite Things,' 'Do-Re-Mi,' 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain,' 'Edelweiss' and the title song, 'The Sound of Music.'

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Opens April 13 At Gallery Players Photo STEEL MAGNOLIAS Opens April 13 At Gallery Players
by Julie Musbach - Apr 2, 2019

This April Gallery Players brings their production of STEEL MAGNOLIAS to the stage on the 30th anniversary of the release of the film of the same name.

John Rubinstein to Star in THE SYCAMORE STREET KITE FLYING CLUB at Lincoln Center Rea Photo John Rubinstein to Star in THE SYCAMORE STREET KITE FLYING CLUB at Lincoln Center Reading
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2018

Tony Award Winner John Rubinstein will star in an AEA staged reading of the new musical The Sycamore Street Kite Flying Club, with a score by veteran theater composer and conductor, Roy M. Rogosin, and a libretto by Juliana Jones, which will be presented at Lincoln Center's Clark Studio Theater on Thursday, January 25th at 7pm. Eric Paul Vitale will direct with musical direction by Stephen Purdy.

Antonia Arts, Inc. Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Antonia Arts, Inc. will present a professional stage production of The Wizard of Oz at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill tonight, January 16 @ 7p.m., January 17 @ 2p.m. (Special Matinee), January 17 @ 7p.m., and January 18 @ 3p.m.

Antonia Arts, Inc. to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1/16-18
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 7, 2015

Antonia Arts, Inc. will present a professional stage production of The Wizard of Oz at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill on January 16 @ 7p.m., January 17 @ 2p.m. (Special Matinee), January 17 @ 7p.m., and January 18 @ 3p.m. Inspired by the novel by L. Frank Baum, who attended Peekskill Military Academy, this production will entertain and enlighten all ages with the spirit of wonder! The Paramount Hudson Valley is located 1008 Brown St. Peekskill NY 10566. For special offers or more information, contact Antonia Arts, Inc. 914 - 930-7588. Antoniaarts2@gmail.com Paramount Hudson Valley Theater Box Office 914-739-0039.

BWW Reviews: Well, Hello, Klea! Blackhurst Creates a Charming, Feisty Dolly
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 23, 2013

t's one of those old musicals with a few memorable tunes and a ridiculous plot that would find it difficult to stand on a modern stage otherwise, but solid performances anchored by Blackhurst make Goodspeed's production an enjoyable romp through turn-of-the-century New York. Goodspeed announced a week's extension to the run before it even had begun.

Tony Sheldon and Ashley Brown Join Klea Blackhurst in Goodspeed's HELLO, DOLLY!, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

Dolly looks swell as ever as Goodspeed Musicals brings everyone's favorite meddlesome matchmaker to its main stage. Hello, Dolly! will run from tonight, June 28 - September 14 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Official Press Opening will be July 17, 2013.

Shakespeare on the Sound Stages AS YOU LIKE IT, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Connecticut's premier outdoor Shakespeare will present As You Like It, tonight, June 13-30, 2013. The show is one of Shakespeare's most beloved and pastoral comedies. Claire Shannon Kelly, currently the Director of Youth Programming for Shakespeare on the Sound and the director of the company's touring educational program, 'Speaking Daggers,' will direct. Kelly previously worked at the Ordway Theater, the Guthrie Theater, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and the George Street Playhouse. She is a resident of New Canaan.

Shakespeare on the Sound to Stage AS YOU LIKE IT, 6/13-30
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Connecticut's premier outdoor Shakespeare will present As You Like It, June 13-30, 2013. The show is one of Shakespeare's most beloved and pastoral comedies. Claire Shannon Kelly, currently the Director of Youth Programming for Shakespeare on the Sound and the director of the company's touring educational program, 'Speaking Daggers,' will direct. Kelly previously worked at the Ordway Theater, the Guthrie Theater, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and the George Street Playhouse. She is a resident of New Canaan.

Tony Sheldon and Ashley Brown Join Klea Blackhurst in Goodspeed's HELLO, DOLLY!; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Dolly looks swell as ever as Goodspeed Musicals brings everyone's favorite meddlesome matchmaker to its main stage. Hello, Dolly! will run from June 28 - September 8 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Official Press Opening will be July 17, 2013.

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents GEORGE M, 6/7-7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2012

GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American Musical Theater who gave us such songs asYankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway. The show follows him over a 60-year period period from the late 1880s until 1937. Beginning with his childhood in Rhode Island on the vaudeville circuit with his parents and sister as 'The Four Cohans,' to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.

Locals Star In GEORGE M! At The Westchester Broadway Theatre, 6/7 - 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

When George M! opens at the Westchester Broadway Theatre this Thursday, June 7, it will be adorned with a little local flair! Four members of this fantastic cast are Hudson Valley locals! Melodie Wolford, of Putnam Valley, who plays Nellie Cohan (George's mom) is a teacher at the Peekskill Movement Center. Victoria Dennis (nine years old) plays the Little Girl, which isn't her first role at the Westchester Broadway Theatre; she played Annie in Big River, she also will appear at the Apollo Theatre this Summer. Gabriella Palminteri, (ten years old) from Bedford, who alternates in the role of Little Girl, is also no stranger to the WBT stage, Last year she appeared in the Musical, Suessical as Mrs. Mayor. Colin Pritchard, of Harrison, is returning to the stage at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, the ensemble member of George M!, was most recently seen in our 2005 production of Sugar.

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from GEORGE M! at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 13, 2012

In the WBT production of GEORGE M!, John Scherer, as George M. Cohan, is joined by a terrific cast including the 'Four Cohans': Jim Walton as George's father, Jerry, Melodie Wolford of Putnam Valley as George's mom, Nellie and Amanda Trusty as his sister, Josie. George's first wife, Ethel, is played by Laura Schutter and Jeanette Minson is Agnes, who becomes George's second wife. Katharine Heaton is Fay Templeton, Gary Lynch plays Sam Harris, Carol Schuberg plays Ma Templeton/Grimaldi. Check out highlights from the production in the video below!

Photo Flash: Westchester Broadway Theatre's GEORGE M
by Kelsey Denette - Jun 8, 2012

EORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American Musical Theater who gave us such songs asYankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway. The show follows him over a 60-year period period from the late 1880s until 1937. The story begins with his childhood in Rhode Island on the vaudeville circuit with his parents and sister as 'The Four Cohans,' continuing to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents GEORGE M, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American Musical Theater who gave us such songs asYankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway. The show follows him over a 60-year period period from the late 1880s until 1937. Beginning with his childhood in Rhode Island on the vaudeville circuit with his parents and sister as 'The Four Cohans,' to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.

Locals Star In GEORGE M! At The Westchester Broadway Theatre, 6/7 - 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

When George M! opens at the Westchester Broadway Theatre this Thursday, June 7, it will be adorned with a little local flair! Four members of this fantastic cast are Hudson Valley locals! Melodie Wolford, of Putnam Valley, who plays Nellie Cohan (George's mom) is a teacher at the Peekskill Movement Center. Victoria Dennis (nine years old) plays the Little Girl, which isn't her first role at the Westchester Broadway Theatre; she played Annie in Big River, she also will appear at the Apollo Theatre this Summer. Gabriella Palminteri, (ten years old) from Bedford, who alternates in the role of Little Girl, is also no stranger to the WBT stage, Last year she appeared in the Musical, Suessical as Mrs. Mayor. Colin Pritchard, of Harrison, is returning to the stage at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, the ensemble member of George M!, was most recently seen in our 2005 production of Sugar.

Locals Star In GEORGE M! At The Westchester Broadway Theatre, 6/7 - 7/1
by Laura Meltzer - Jun 4, 2012

When George M! opens at the Westchester Broadway Theatre this Thursday, June 7, it will be adorned with a little local flair! Four members of this fantastic cast are Hudson Valley locals! Melodie Wolford, of Putnam Valley, who plays Nellie Cohan (George's mom) is a teacher at the Peekskill Movement Center. Victoria Dennis (nine years old) plays the Little Girl, which isn't her first role at the Westchester Broadway Theatre; she played Annie in Big River, she also will appear at the Apollo Theatre this Summer. Gabriella Palminteri, (ten years old) from Bedford, who alternates in the role of Little Girl, is also no stranger to the WBT stage, Last year she appeared in the Musical, Suessical as Mrs. Mayor. Colin Pritchard, of Harrison, is returning to the stage at the Westchester Broadway Theatre, the ensemble member of George M!, was most recently seen in our 2005 production of Sugar.

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents GEORGE M, 6/7-7/1
by Kelsey Denette - May 18, 2012

GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American Musical Theater who gave us such songs asYankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway. The show follows him over a 60-year period period from the late 1880s until 1937. Beginning with his childhood in Rhode Island on the vaudeville circuit with his parents and sister as 'The Four Cohans,' to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.

Mackey, Greenberg, Daggett Star In Theatrical Gems's MR. PRESIDENT Benefit 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2010

Larry Daggett (Ragtime, Candide), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia, OneNight with Fanny Brice), and Erin Mackey (Wicked, Sondheim on Sondheim) are set to star ina one-night-only performance of Irving Berlin's last Broadway musical Mr. President, presented July 18 in Manhattan to benefit the Actors Fund.

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