BWW Review: FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company BWW Review: FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Sam Abney - Sep 19, 2019

Jackie Sibblies Drury's play, Fairview, currently playing at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, is a show that desperately calls for conversation. It's no wonder, then, that each performance is immediately followed by community discussions led by Build With, a DC-based anti-racist training, facilitation, and consulting practice focused on people, power, and partnership. While I wasn't able to stay for this event following Saturday night's performance, it is an important step in ensuring this work's complicated themes are digested in a clear way. Fairview is one of the most conceptual shows in recent memory. Not every idea can be fully explored in this production, which has a tight 100-minute run time that director Stevie Walker-Webb keeps clipping at a good pace. Nevertheless, Fairview is a necessary piece for anyone looking to dive deeper into discussions of race and identity in America. (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company? Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FAIRVIEW at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize winning play, Fairview, recently opened at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Find out what critics had to say! (more...)

Cast Announced For Foundation For New American Musicals' 6th Edition Of 3RD MONDAYS Cast Announced For Foundation For New American Musicals' 6th Edition Of 3RD MONDAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

On Monday, October 15, 2018, the Foundation for New American Musicals returns to Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal to present the 6th edition of 3RD MONDAYS, an up close and personal experience with exciting musical theatre artists performing songs from Broadway's past, present, and future! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At La Mirada Theatre Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the opening night of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' at La Mirada Theatre! (more...)

Photos: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of McCoy-Rigby's MAN OF LA MANCHA At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Jun 16, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

BWW Review: Davis Gaines Steals MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada
by Don Grigware - Jun 5, 2017

As many times as I see Man of La Mancha, I relish the music and high dramatic moments of this classic piece of theatre. Such is the case when the production is top notch, with the perfect actors and highly skilled direction. La Mirada's current revival is top of the line with director Glenn Casale leaving his usual stamp of excellence. The beauty of Man of La Mancha as a musical is that the story is never dated; it lives and breathes in the moment. When it premiered on Broadway in the 1960s it was a winner and now, almost 60 years later, it is just as engrossing. Madness is always fun to play with. What is madness? And...what is normality? There's a fine line between Quijote's crazy behavior and the deceptive politician, say, who defines himself as a seeker of equality. When we see things as they really are, it is too painful, intolerab (more...)

Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA Takes on Windmills Tonight in La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Fight Windmills in MAN OF LA MANCHA at La Mirada Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad and More Celebrate MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM Opening at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

August Wilson's hard-hitting 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' opened September 11 and continues through October 16, 2016, at the Center Theatre Group/ Mark Taper Forum. 'Ma Rainey...' is part of Wilson's American Century Cycle of 10 plays chronicling African American experience in 20th Century USA. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Larry Carpenter and Shane Alexander's THE FREEDOM MACHINE Musical Gets LA Readings, Now thru 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

At a time when the political machines really are taking over, along comes the new future-shock musical, The Freedom Machine, with Story and Book by Larry Carpenter, and Music and Lyrics by Shane Alexander. Act One of The Freedom Machine will have four stage readings in Los Angeles, today, August 9-13. (more...)

Larry Carpenter and Shane Alexander's THE FREEDOM MACHINE Musical Gets LA Readings, 8/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

At a time when the political machines really are taking over, along comes the new future-shock musical, The Freedom Machine, with Story and Book by Larry Carpenter, and Music and Lyrics by Shane Alexander. Act One of The Freedom Machine will have four stage readings in Los Angeles, August 9-13. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Ron Bohmer, Jennifer Hope Wills and More in Highlights of Music Circus' SHOW BOAT
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 12, 2013

Show Boat, the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs 'Ol' Man River' and 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man,' is now playing at the Wells Fargo Pavilion through July 14. Generally considered America's first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus in 12 years, and this is its first time at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The superb cast includes a Tony Award nominee and three veterans of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the show below. (more...)

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BWW Reviews: SHOW BOAT A Magnificent Time at Music Circus
by Harmony Wheeler - Jul 11, 2013

I cannot imagine a better production. With Broadway talent of operatic caliber and Glenn Casale's all-encompassing direction, this summer's Sacramento Musical Theatre production of "Show Boat" is Music Circus at its absolute best. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ron Bohmer, Jennifer Hope Wills, Nikki Crawford and More in SHOW BOAT at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Show Boat, the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs 'Ol' Man River' and 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man,' is now playing at the Wells Fargo Pavilion through July 14. Generally considered America's first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus in 12 years, and this is its first time at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The superb cast includes a Tony Award nominee and three veterans of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look below. (more...)

Ron Bohmer, Jennifer Hope Wills, Phillip Boykin and More Star in SHOW BOAT at Music Circus, Now thru 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2013

Show Boat, the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs 'Ol' Man River' and 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man,' is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from today, July 9 - 14. Generally considered America's first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus in 12 years, and this is its first time at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The superb cast includes a Tony Award nominee and three veterans of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. (more...)

Ron Bohmer, Jennifer Hope Wills, Phillip Boykin and More to Star in SHOW BOAT at Music Circus, 7/9-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

Show Boat, the American musical masterpiece with a grand score by Oscar Hammerstein and Jerome Kern that includes the classic songs 'Ol' Man River' and 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man,' is the next show in the 2013 Music Circus season, at the Wells Fargo Pavilion from July 9 - 14. Generally considered America's first true musical, the show has not been at Music Circus in 12 years, and this is its first time at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The superb cast includes a Tony Award nominee and three veterans of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. (more...)

Phillip Boykin, Jennifer Hope Wills, Tom Hewitt and More Cast in Music Circus' 2013 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale has announced casting for the 63rd Music Circus season, including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes The Wizard of Oz, Show Boat, Sugar, The King and I and the Music Circus premiere of Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Countess of Storyville Debuts at The Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

Amas Musical Theatre presented yet another marvelous event at The Players Theater as part of its Six O'Clock Musical Theatre Lab: a staged reading of The Countess of Storyville. (more...)

Amas Presents THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE 10/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff/Artistic Producer) will present free staged readings of 'The Countess of Storyville', a new musical with music by Martin Sylvestri, lyrics by Joel Higgins, book by R. M. Cohen, directed by Michael Bush. (more...)

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