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Cortland Rep Announces 47th Annual Summer Season For 2018 Photo Cortland Rep Announces 47th Annual Summer Season For 2018
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2017

Cortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State's longest running professional summer theatres, has announced their 47th annual season for the summer of 2018. Once again this year, all six mainstage shows are making their CRT debuts, with at least one making its regional debut.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE at Granite Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE at Granite Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

'A Christmas Survival Guide,' conceived and written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick with musical arrangements by John Glaudin, is opening December 1 at the Granite Theatre. The show is chock-full of songs, vignettes, advice and enough messages about the 'true meaning of Christmas' to get one through the holidays without therapy sessions. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in character!

All-Local Cast Assembled for DCPA's FIRST DATE Photo All-Local Cast Assembled for DCPA's FIRST DATE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces an all local cast for the upcoming production of FIRST DATE, playing The Garner Galleria Theatre November 11, 2017 through April 22, 2018. Tickets start at $35 and go on sale to the public August 11 at denvercenter.org.

Photo Flash: The Granite Theatre of Westerly presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Photo Photo Flash: The Granite Theatre of Westerly presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 4, 2017

The Granite Theatre of Westerly, announces the opening of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar , music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The show that changed the musical theatre world 45 years ago about a man who changed the world 2000 years ago! The show opens Friday October 20, 2017 and runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm through November 19, 2017. Producer/ Artistic Director for the theatre is David Jepson.

Musicals Tonight!'s THE APPLE TREE Begins Performances Photo Musicals Tonight!'s THE APPLE TREE Begins Performances
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

In The Apple Tree, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick show us that women have been smarter than men from as far back as Eden when Adam says to Eve, 'I remember when you invented fire.'

Cast Announced for Musicals Tonight!'s THE APPLE TREE Photo Cast Announced for Musicals Tonight!'s THE APPLE TREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

In The Apple Tree, Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick show us that women have been smarter than men from as far back as Eden when Adam says to Eve, 'I remember when you invented fire.'

BWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama Theater Photo BWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama Theater
by David Edward Perry - Aug 6, 2017

'The Bikinis' give due diligence to the variety show formula reminiscent of classic TV specials by Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds and Sonny and Cher.

All-Local Cast Assembled for DCPA's FIRST DATE
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 13, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway/Cabaret announces an all local cast for the upcoming production of FIRST DATE, playing The Garner Galleria Theatre November 11, 2017 through April 22, 2018. Tickets start at $35 and go on sale to the public August 11 at denvercenter.org.

Irving Berlin's I LOVE A PIANO Brings Classic American Music to the Meadow Brook Theatre Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2017

Meadow Brook Theatre is filled with the beloved music of Irving Berlin in its spring performance of "I Love a Piano." As one of the premiere composers of American Music, Berlin's classics include, "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Always," and "White Christmas," all featured in 'I Love a Piano.' This magnificent musical tells the story of a special piano as it travels through a hundred years of American lives.

HAMILTON, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Announced for Denver Center for the Performing Arts' 2017-18 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts proudly announces the 2017/18 Broadway season, welcoming HAMILTON to The Buell Theatre February 27 through April 1, 2018. Joining HAMILTON for the full 2017/18 Broadway subscription season package is: SOMETHING ROTTEN!, FIRST DATE, WAITRESS, Rodgers & Hammerstein'sTHE KING AND I, Disney's ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK and ON YOUR FEET!.

Photo Flash: THE BIKINIS Relive Their Heyday in Westchester
by Julie Musbach - Feb 11, 2017

You've heard of the Jersey Boys?  Welcome the 'Jersey Girls' to Westchester! It's the summer of 1964, and four inseparable friends form a girl group called The Bikinis, win a talent contest, and make it to the top! Now, many years and a few pounds later The Bikinis reunite for a show filled with sun and fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore.  Join them as they relive their heyday and put on a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles!

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG on Tour; New Stars Set for Run at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse have announced that Charlotte Wakefield in the role of Truly Scrumptious and Jos Vantyler in the role of the Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The production will play The Bristol Hippodrome Today 25th January - Saturday 4th February 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek!

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents THE BIKINIS
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2017

You've heard of the Jersey Boys?  Welcome the "Jersey Girls" to Westchester! It's the summer of 1964, and four inseparable friends form a girl group called The Bikinis, win a talent contest, and make it to the top! Now, many years and a few pounds later The Bikinis reunite for a show filled with sun and fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore.  Join them as they relive their heyday and put on a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles!

BWW Review: MKE's Cold Nights Warm to Berlin's Hot Music at the Stackner's I LOVE A PIANO
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 9, 2016

This season Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Stackner Cabaret warms the holidays with the Great American Songbook: A tribute to the incomparable composer Irving Berlin in the musical revue I Love A Piano. When an old forlorn piano with one broken note magically reveals the instrument's history during the performance, Berlin's lyrics and melodies that defined the country's multiple generations play on. In this mesmerizing production filled with more than 50 Berlin songs, the cabaret regales America's 1910's to post World War II eras that stirs memories in the audience's heart and soul.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG on Tour; New Stars Set for Run at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse have announced that Charlotte Wakefield in the role of Truly Scrumptious and Jos Vantyler in the role of the Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The production will play The Bristol Hippodrome Wednesday 25th January - Saturday 4th February 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek!

Williams Street Repertory Announces A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE Casting
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2016

WSR tackles holiday stress with "A Christmas Survival Guide" at Raue Center For The Arts!

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab to Present New Musical BROOKLYN BRIDGE at St. Luke's Theatre, 10/24 at 6:30 pm
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 30, 2016

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab, a developmental organization founded 17 years ago by the late Director and Choreographer Bick Goss, will present the new musical Brooklyn Bridge at the St. Luke's Theatre on October 24 at 6:30 pm (St. Luke's is at 308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). With a book and lyrics by Ray Roderick, music by Joseph Baker, and musical direction by Laura Bergquist, Brooklyn Bridge is an innovative musical inspired by the extraordinary life of Emily Roebling, wife of Brooklyn Bridge Chief Engineer Washington Roebling. 

BWW Interview: THE BIKINIS Creators, James Hindman and Ray Roderick
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Girl group revue is back by popular demand. Two years ago, the Long Wharf Theatre offered a blast from the past with The Bikinis, James Hindman and Ray Roderick's breezy jukebox revue of '60s and '70s music. The show was loosely based on a true story about senior residents in Florida, who were being pressured to sell their mobile homes to a developer. Instead of a knight in shining armor, a girl group of four women who call themselves The Bikinis come to star in a fundraiser to help the residents pay for their legal fees. This revue, now back at the Long Wharf by popular demand, has a clear narrative that so many people can relate to today, even if they are not retirees who live in a resort.

Charlotte Wakefield And Jos Vantyler Join The UK Tour Of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Edward Baker - Aug 3, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse are delighted to announce Charlotte Wakefield in the role of Truly Scrumptious and Jos Vantyler in the role of the Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, when the production arrives in Edinburgh this October. The tour continues until 4 February 2017.

BWW Interview: THE BIKINIS Creators, James Hindman and Ray Roderick
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Jul 5, 2016

Girl group revue is back by popular demand. Two years ago, the Long Wharf Theatre offered a blast from the past with The Bikinis, James Hindman and Ray Roderick's breezy jukebox revue of '60s and '70s music. The show was loosely based on a true story about senior residents in Florida, who were being pressured to sell their mobile homes to a developer. Instead of a knight in shining armor, a girl group of four women who call themselves The Bikinis come to star in a fundraiser to help the residents pay for their legal fees. This revue, now back at the Long Wharf by popular demand, has a clear narrative that so many people can relate to today, even if they are not retirees who live in a resort.

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