BWW Review: BIG RIVER at Hale Centre Theatre, The Great American Musical Shines in GilbertBWW Review: BIG RIVER at Hale Centre Theatre, The Great American Musical Shines in Gilbert
by Timothy Shawver - Apr 18, 2019

Hale Centre Theatre's production of BIG RIVER, running through May 11th in Gilbert, AZ, is confirmation that BIG RIVER is among the Great American Musicals. (more...)

BIG RIVER Opens At Hale Centre TheatreBIG RIVER Opens At Hale Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

Opening for it's first time at the Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert is the acclaimed Broadway musical Big River! Playing April 4th, 2019 through May 11th, 2019. Directed by Tim Dietlein, Choreographed by Cambrian James, with Musical Direction by Elizabeth Spencer. Big River is a musical adventure with book by William Hauptman and music and lyrics by Roger Miller - Yes that Roger Miller. Based on Mark Twain's classic 1884 novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, it features country and bluegrass music styles to keep with the rustic and adventurous setting of the novel. (more...)

LA's Next Great Stage Star AnnouncedLA's Next Great Stage Star Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

'LAs Next Great Stage Star is more than a competition - it is an experience, deeply felt and expressed by these super-talented young people who are the new faces of our business. If this is any indication, the future of theatre is in good hands!!' - Multi-Million selling recording artist and author, Sam Harris (more...)

BWW Review: Successful Finale LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2018BWW Review: Successful Finale LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2018
by Don Grigware - Aug 29, 2018

On Monday, August 27 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2018 Presented by Princess Cruises came to a thrilling conclusion on the Debbie Reynolds Mainstage of the El Portal Theatre in NoHo. After a very entertaining 90-minute program in which the 10 contestants gave 150% to their monologues and songs from Broadway shows, eight contestants were eliminated and the top two finalists were selected. It was then decided,  from the consensus of the judges, to add a third runnerup. Then each of the three proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of judges made the final decision. Musical director par excellence Jennifer Lin accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show. (more...)

Photo Flash: LA's Next Great Stage Star Launches at the Historic El Portal TheatrePhoto Flash: LA's Next Great Stage Star Launches at the Historic El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

The thespian spirits of the many theatrical greats that have graced the boards of at the historic El Portal Theater, including the main stage's namesake Debbie Reynolds, could be felt as the annual 6 week long production of LA's Next Great Stage Star launched last night (Monday, July 23rd) to standing ovations for the lucky few talented individuals selected from a long a grueling audition process. (more...)

BWW Review: Chance Theater presents Emotional, Intimate Staging of PARADE
by Michael Quintos - Jul 24, 2017

It is nearly impossible not to be emotionally affected by the events depicted in PARADE, the stirring, Tony Award-winning 1998 musical inspired by shocking actual events surrounding the trial of a man accused of raping and murdering a 13-year-old girl. It's certainly a heavy, morose subject to wrap an entire musical around, which is probably why PARADE is so rarely produced, despite its high-caliber book by Alfred Uhry and gorgeous music by Jason Robert Brown. But when the material is executed with emotional heft and interesting staging---as it mostly is in Chance Theater's latest production---the results can be powerful, gut-wrenching, and, most importantly, thought-provoking. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PARADE Comes to Chance Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce its production of PARADE, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, direction by Kari Hayter, and musical direction by Robyn Manion. PARADE will preview from June 30 through July 7; regular performances will begin July 8 and continue through July 30 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Cripe Stage. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company to Re-Open URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL on 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the extension and re-opening of Urinetown: The Musical. With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Kotis, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Kari Hayter, the extended run will begin on Friday, January 6 at 8pm and continue through February 25 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center. (more...)

LA'S Pay What You Want Theatre Company Presents URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the final production of its seventh season, three-time Tony Award-winner Urinetown: The Musical. With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Kotis, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Kari Hayter, there will be one preview performance on November 4 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, November 5 at 8pm. Urinetown: The Musical will play through December 3 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center.  (more...)

ADULT CONVERSATIONS is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Most families and marriages can attest confusion to miscommunication. Whether that is through body language or simply not sharing how one truly feels, communication tells another person everything they need to know. (more...)

Andrew Upton Announces Line-Up for Sydney Theatre Company's 2016 Season; Rose Byrne & More Among Cast!
by Jade Kops - Sep 3, 2015

Sydney Theatre Company's (STC) Artistic Director, Andrew Upton, has announced the 2016 season, the last of which he will program before the position is handed over to Jonathan Church at the end of 2015. (more...)

INSIDE SECRET GOVERNMENT WAREHOUSES: SHOCKING REVELATIONS Premieres 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2010

Alien body parts... powerful religious artifacts... UFO wreckage... what exactly is hidden behind heavily guarded doors? Inspired by Syfy's hit series, Warehouse 13, NBC News award-winning journalist Lester Holt goes on a global expedition to uncover the truth behind the world's top secret, mysterious warehouses where super-classified objects are kept. (more...)

INSIDE SECRET GOVERNMENT WAREHOUSES: SHOCKING REVELATIONS Premieres 7/11
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2010

Alien body parts... powerful religious artifacts... UFO wreckage... what exactly is hidden behind heavily guarded doors? Inspired by Syfy's hit series, Warehouse 13, NBC News award-winning journalist Lester Holt goes on a global expedition to uncover the truth behind the world's top secret, mysterious warehouses where super-classified objects are kept. (more...)