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Photo Flash: First Look at Michel Bell, Ciaran Sheehan, Sarah Oakes Muirhead and More in SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Michel Bell, Ciaran Sheehan, Sarah Oakes Muirhead and More in SHOW BOAT at Reagle Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

Tony Award nominee and renowned Broadway actor Michel Bell makes his Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston debut this month. Bell will revive the role of JOE, the performance that earned him a Tony Award nomination in Hal Prince's 1995 Broadway production of Show Boat. Bell's bass-baritone delivery of the iconic song 'Ol' Man River' brought audiences to their feet on Broadway. Bell brings his immense talents to the Reagle stage now through July 16 for 8 performances only, in this intimate Goodspeed Musicals version of the Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II masterpiece. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's REGULAR SINGINGPhoto Flash: First Look at Cape Rep Theatre's REGULAR SINGING
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Cape Rep Theatre's 32nd season opens with the Cape Cod Premier of Richard Nelson's Regular Singing.  (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer LineupHOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their summer lineup, which will feature a three week run of the acclaimed solo play, How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writings of Lester Bangs) by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the award-winning writers of The Exonerated and Aftermath. The show will run July 6 - July 22 in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre (1700 N Halsted St); the press performance is Friday, July 7 at 8pm. (more...)

Announcing the 3rd Annual  CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST: Duets Edition!Announcing the 3rd Annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST: Duets Edition!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik is pleased to announce the 3rd annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health on Monday, May 15 at 8 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. Featuring 40 award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago and musical direction by Aaron Benham, this year's benefit will feature a record number of performers and a brand new theme: Duets! Tickets, priced at $25, are currently available at uptownunderground.net or by calling (773) 867-1946. Uptown Underground is a 21+ venue; advance reservations strongly recommended. (more...)

MCCC Theatre/Dance Program to present Federico Lorca's Classic BLOOD WEDDINGMCCC Theatre/Dance Program to present Federico Lorca's Classic BLOOD WEDDING
by Aaron Zilbermann - Apr 7, 2017

The Academic Theatre and Dance program at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) will combine storytelling, dance and music in the spell-binding production "Blood Wedding." Wildly popular in its day and still performed regularly in Latin countries, this Spanish classic comes to Kelsey Theatre Fridays, April 21 and 28 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 22 and 29 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, April 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. (more...)

BWW Review: A Female HAMLET Brings a Twist to the Play at Great Lakes Theater, Well, Almost . . .BWW Review: A Female HAMLET Brings a Twist to the Play at Great Lakes Theater, Well, Almost . . .
by Roy Berko - Apr 3, 2017

Having been summoned home to Denmark from school in Germany to attend his father's funeral, he is shocked to find his mother Gertrude already remarried to his Uncle Claudius, the dead king's brother, who has declared himself the king, though young Hamlet is the actual heir to the crown. Hamlet, rightly, suspects foul play. (more...)

JAMES FRANCO AND ME Returns to Epic Theatre ComapnyJAMES FRANCO AND ME Returns to Epic Theatre Comapny
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

'James Franco and Me.' Written by Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, 'James Franco and Me' is about one long night in a hospital room as Kevin waits patiently to see if his father will live through the night. Keeping him company is Academy Award nominee and all-around wunderatist, James Franco. Can the two of them make it to the morning without losing their minds? (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State TheatreHeartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

CELEBRATING ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER to Benefit Live Music Initiative at Ocean State TheatreCELEBRATING ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER to Benefit Live Music Initiative at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present Celebrating Andrew Lloyd Webber, a benefit concert to support OSTC's Live Music Initiative, for one performance only on Sunday, April 2, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK Underwhelming at Great Lakes TheaterBWW Review: WAIT UNTIL DARK Underwhelming at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Feb 21, 2017

Over the last number of years Great Lakes Theater has cobbled together seasons consisting of Shakespearean classics, musicals and mystery plays. The combination has proven to be very successful, with many award winning productions and audience pleasing shows being produced. (more...)

JAMES FRANCO AND ME Returns to Epic Theatre ComapnyJAMES FRANCO AND ME Returns to Epic Theatre Comapny
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

'James Franco and Me.' Written by Epic Artistic Director Kevin Broccoli, 'James Franco and Me' is about one long night in a hospital room as Kevin waits patiently to see if his father will live through the night. Keeping him company is Academy Award nominee and all-around wunderatist, James Franco. Can the two of them make it to the morning without losing their minds? (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State TheatreHeartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

Cleartronic's (CLRI) ReadyOp Engaged in Three Major Events in JanuaryCleartronic's (CLRI) ReadyOp Engaged in Three Major Events in January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016BWW Review: Cleveland Theater Tributes 2016
by Roy Berko - Jan 17, 2017

Greater Cleveland is blessed with a vital theater scene. It has been the purpose of the TIMES THEATER TRIBUTES, now known as BROADWAY WORLD-CLEVELAND REGIONAL PROFESSIONAL THEATER TRIBUTES (BWW-Cle Theater Tributes), to recognize theatrical experiences that, in the subjective view of this reviewer, were excellent and deserve recognition. (more...)

Judy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield PlayhouseJudy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Bart's Tree Service Comedy Series bring A Night of Comedy Gold with Judy Gold and Friends to the stage today, November 4 at 8 p.m. and is hosted by Connecticut Funny Lady Christine O'Leary! (more...)

MCCC Theatre Program to Present NEVER THE SINNERMCCC Theatre Program to Present NEVER THE SINNER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

It's Chicago circa 1924 and the grisly murder of a 14-year-old boy has been discovered. Two handsome, wealthy college students are accused of the crime. (more...)

Judy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield PlayhouseJudy Gold and More to Bring A NIGHT OF COMEDY GOLD to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Bart's Tree Service Comedy Series bring A Night of Comedy Gold with Judy Gold and Friends to the stage on Friday, November 4 at 8 p.m. and is hosted by Connecticut Funny Lady Christine O'Leary! (more...)

Photo Flash: Norm Lewis, Kate Baldwin, Megan Hilty, Corbin Bleu and More Take Part in Parlor Night with Broadway Inspirational VoicesPhoto Flash: Norm Lewis, Kate Baldwin, Megan Hilty, Corbin Bleu and More Take Part in Parlor Night with Broadway Inspirational Voices
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Parlor Night strikes again! Were you there for Broadway's latest pop-up party? This time, the intimate evening was hosted in the art-adorned, spacious Tribeca loft of Cynthia and Bob Abrams (head of Abbeville Press specializing in fine art and illustrated books). BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Find Your Grail! North Shore Music Theatre to Stage Monty Python's SPAMALOTFind Your Grail! North Shore Music Theatre to Stage Monty Python's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

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BWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOUBWW Review: Crazy For CRAZY FOR YOU
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 9, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston brings back the original sets, costumes, and choreography for its fourth production of the 1992 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. CRAZY FOR YOU could be subtitled "Gershwin's Greatest Hits," with eighteen musical treats splendidly played by a 15-piece orchestra conducted by Music Director Dan Rodriguez. Broadway veterans and Reagle audience favorites Kirby Ward (Director) and Beverly Ward star and give a song-and-dance master class that will have you tapping your feet right along with them. CRAZY FOR YOU is a classic 1930s musical comedy, full of energy and optimism. It's just what the psychiatrist ordered! (more...)

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