Birdland Presents Vincent Herring and More Week of March 11Birdland Presents Vincent Herring and More Week of March 11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with Vincent Herring, Beegie Adair, Pete Malinverni Trio, and more! (more...)

George Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in MarchGeorge Abud & Katrina Lenk, Laura Osnes, and More Head Up Birdland in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts (more...)

BWW Previews: THREE INFLUENTIAL FILMS OF ARTISTS OF COLOR HIGHLIGHTED DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH at The Straz Center For The Performing Art's TECO TheaterBWW Previews: THREE INFLUENTIAL FILMS OF ARTISTS OF COLOR HIGHLIGHTED DURING BLACK HISTORY MONTH at The Straz Center For The Performing Art's TECO Theater
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jan 28, 2019

As part of a means to celebrate the rich and beautiful diversity in Tampa Bay, The Straz Center created The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX Project, where writers, actors, musicians, singers, and dancers join together to perform for a free event showcasing a particular culture. During February's Black History month, The Straz Arts Legacy REMIX Project will celebrate artists of color on screen by showing three influential films in TECO Theatre 3-5pm on February 3, 10, and 17. (more...)

Broadway Veteran & Jazz Dance Icon JoJo Smith Passes Away At Age 80Broadway Veteran & Jazz Dance Icon JoJo Smith Passes Away At Age 80
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

JoJo Smith, known as 'The King of New York' for his extensive contributions to Broadway and the dance industry, has died. He was 80. (more...)

Stage Version of THE FIVE HEARTBEATS Aiming for BroadwayStage Version of THE FIVE HEARTBEATS Aiming for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

According to Deadline, Robert Townsend is aiming to bring a stage version of his 1991 film The Five Heartbeats to Broadway. Townsend will write the play with Keenan Ivory Wayans, who also wrote the screenplay. (more...)

BWW Interview: Be My Guest As Choreographer Cheryl Baxter Opines On Choreographing The Classic Disney Musical Beauty & The Beast at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts PlazaBWW Interview: Be My Guest As Choreographer Cheryl Baxter Opines On Choreographing The Classic Disney Musical Beauty & The Beast at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 24, 2018

Disney's Classic Film and subsequent Broadway Musical are not easy to recreate and to do justice to as well, both to the animated film version and the original stage production. Five Star Theatricals has opened this past weekend at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza/Kavli Theatre with a most lavish, charming and authentic version! I had the opportunity to speak with the Choreographer, Cheryl Baxter, of this delightful musical, and learned what it takes to be able to tackle this type of exciting but daunting project. I was not at all surprised to learn that it takes a careers'-worth of experience and dedication to be at this level. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Susan Egan Begins July 20thBEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Susan Egan Begins July 20th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) is thrilled to announce that Broadway's original "Belle" SUSAN EGAN, will reprise her iconic performance once again (for one last time!) in its final show of its 2017-2018 season, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of Kevin Black's TIME STEP MARCHStage Door Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of Kevin Black's TIME STEP MARCH
by Carol Kassie - Mar 23, 2018

Time Step, award-winning Director/Choreographer Kevin Black's newest creation, will have its World Premiere at Broward Stage Door Theatre on March 30th.  Black, along with Musical Director Ben Bagby have combined their talents to celebrate a unique American dance phenomenon. The production will run through May 6th.   (more...)

BWW Feature: Swedish Gun Factory Defies DescriptionBWW Feature: Swedish Gun Factory Defies Description
by Caroline Sposto - Mar 7, 2018

SWEDISH GUN FACTORY is captivating audiences on both sides of the Atlantic. Explaining that this duo tap dances and plays musical instruments, is like describing Cirque du Soleil as an acrobatic troupe. True by definition, but the performance is beyond words. (more...)

Steps Beyond Foundation Provides A Look At Dance In Hollywood's Golden AgeSteps Beyond Foundation Provides A Look At Dance In Hollywood's Golden Age
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit arm which connects artists and community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, invites author and film historian Max Alvarez to celebrate and share he magic of classic Hollywood musicals. The artist talk, Filming the Dance: Hollywood Musical Masters (Part 1), will take place Sunday, February 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. The event will discuss the creation of many of Hollywood's dance and musical masterpieces. (more...)

A Look at Dance in Hollywood's Golden Age with Steps Beyond FoundationA Look at Dance in Hollywood's Golden Age with Steps Beyond Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

A Look at Dance in Hollywood's Golden Age with Steps Beyond Foundation (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Cheer to Madison Square Garden TonightELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Cheer to Madison Square Garden Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

NETworks Presentations presents the New York engagement of Elf The Musical. The show will play from tonight, December 13, through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch CenterELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with WHITE CHRISTMAS' Kristyn Pope10 on Tuesday with WHITE CHRISTMAS' Kristyn Pope
by Misha Davenport - Nov 21, 2017

10 on Tuesday with WHITE CHRISTMAS' Kristyn Pope (more...)

Review Roundup: LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE at People's Light TheatreReview Roundup: LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE at People's Light Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE runs through December 3 at People's Light Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch CenterELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Erik Gratton, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Star in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden; Cast Complete!Erik Gratton, Veronica J. Kuehn and More to Star in ELF THE MUSICAL at Madison Square Garden; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the New York engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. The show will play from December 13 through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents HOT MIKADOSkylight Music Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre opens the 2017-18 season with Hot Mikado, a swinging version of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece The Mikado, running Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Flies Off to Neverland with PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

CABRILLO MUSIC THEATRE presents one of the most beloved family friendly musicals of all time with the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, PETER PAN, with music by Mark 'Moose' Charlap and Jule Styne, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and Betty Comden and Adolph Green, based on J.M. Barrie's unforgettable story, musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Cheryl Baxter and direction by Yvette Lawrence. PETER PAN opens on Friday, July 14, 2017 and runs through Sunday, July 23, 2017 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.    (more...)

BWW Review: WAITING FOR GODOT Tops Spoleto's Edgy Theatre Lineup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Jun 8, 2017

Spoleto Festival USA has gone from last year's 40th anniversary geniality to its customary edginess, and Druid Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT wonderfully keynotes that shift at Dock Street Theatre. (more...)

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