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Bio:
OFF BROADWAY / NEW YORK THEATRE: Iron Curtain - Prospect Theatre Company Angelina Ballerina the Musical - Union Square Theatre / York Theatre Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Celebration - Carnegie Hall The Best of Lerner and Loewe - Carnegie Hall Leonard Bernstein: A Celebration - Symphony ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
OFF BROADWAY / NEW YORK THEATRE: Iron Curtain - Prospect Theatre Company Angelina Ballerina the Musical - Union Square Theatre / York Theatre Sondheim’s 80th Birthday Celebration - Carnegie Hall The Best of Lerner and Loewe - Carnegie Hall Leonard Bernstein: A Celebration - Symphony ... (read complete bio)
BWW Interview: Artistic Director Jackson Gifford Talks Southern Plains Productions De Photo BWW Interview: Artistic Director Jackson Gifford Talks Southern Plains Productions Debut Show SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS
by Ronn Burton - May 19, 2021

Founder and Artistic Director Jackson Gifford talks with Ronn Burton about the first show from new Oklahoma City theatre company Southern Plains Productions. SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS by Bess Wohl is “like nothing people have seen before.” Gifford says. 'It’s unbelievably funny… until it’s not; then it becomes sad, heartbreaking, and gut-wrenching. Our audiences will walk out with lots to discuss.”

BWW Review: 3rd Act's HEARTBREAK HOUSE is Witty and Wild Photo BWW Review: 3rd Act's HEARTBREAK HOUSE is Witty and Wild
by Adrienne Proctor - May 10, 2021

3rd Act Theatre Company closes their excellent second season with HEARTBREAK HOUSE. This comical farce from 1920 follows the eccentric Shotover family in an impromptu dinner party in Sussex, at the dawn of World War I. These vapid and self-centered characters are fun to watch on stage. The superb cast banters and incites laughs through Act III.

BWW Feature: A Year Gone … OKC Rep's Beloved Michael Jones Remembered and Celebrate Photo BWW Feature: A Year Gone … OKC Rep's Beloved Michael Jones Remembered and Celebrated
by Ronn Burton - Mar 1, 2021

Oklahoma City Repertory Theatre remembers and celebrates one of their founding members MICHAEL JONES, who passed away a year ago. An Emmy winner and recipient of the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award, Michael was a co-founder and Artistic Associate at OKC Rep. While Michael was a pillar of the OKC theatre community, he also worked all over the country. Michael touched the lives and hearts of so many he worked with. The OKC theatre community remembers Michael Jones.

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BWW Review: Kelli O'Hara Captivates in Concert at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in Br Photo BWW Review: Kelli O'Hara Captivates in Concert at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in Broken Arrow
by Ronn Burton - Feb 24, 2020

Tony winner (and eight-time nominee) Kelli O'Hara returned to her Oklahoma birthplace to wow audiences in the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. Just Kelli and a piano, she offered a truly generous concert, performing almost twenty songs over the span of nearly two hours, without an intermission. Ms. O'Hara undoubtedly possesses one of the clearest, crystalline voices of any singer today, yet it was her honesty, vulnerability, and sincerity that truly moved the audience to an immediate standing ovation at the end of the night.

BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Tour Brings Heartfelt Hope And Humor To OKC Broadway Photo BWW Review: COME FROM AWAY Tour Brings Heartfelt Hope And Humor To OKC Broadway
by Ronn Burton - Feb 8, 2020

COME FROM AWAY a?oeshouldn'ta?? work. I didn't walk away humming many of the melodies, there are very few solos songs to speak of a?? and yet, I am forever changed by the story of the kindness of the strangers from Gander, Newfoundland, Canada. COME FROM AWAY is the a?oelittle musical that coulda?? a?? it restores a small piece of your heart and your faith in humanity. Don't miss it.

BWW Feature: VOCTAVE Soars Into The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre In Broken Arrow Photo BWW Feature: VOCTAVE Soars Into The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre In Broken Arrow
by Ronn Burton - Feb 8, 2020

BroadwayWorld Oklahoma got to chat with members from VOCTAVE before and after their recent concert at the Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. Voctave's masterful musicianship can be enjoyed from their recordings and videos, but that's nothing compared to the spine-tingling experience of hearing them live in-person. Be sure to follow them on social media to see when they might be coming to your area next. You won't want to miss them.

BWW Preview: Launch of OKLAHOMA! National Tour, Plus MEAN GIRLS, FROZEN, LION KING, W Photo BWW Preview: Launch of OKLAHOMA! National Tour, Plus MEAN GIRLS, FROZEN, LION KING, WICKED, HADESTOWN And More Coming To OK In 2020-2021
by Ronn Burton - Feb 4, 2020

OKC Broadway and Celebrity Attractions recently announced the national tours that will be stopping in Tulsa and Oklahoma City for the 2020-2021 season. Most of these tours are either currently running on Broadway or closed very recently. OKC will welcome MEAN GIRLS, MY FAIR LADY, BLUE MAN GROUP, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, FROZEN, PRETTY WOMAN, and WICKED; while Tulsa will bring ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, MEAN GIRLS, THE LION KING, OKLAHOMA!, TOOTSIE, PRETTY WOMAN, and HADESTOWN.

BWW Review: Broadway Tonight Welcomes the Iconic Faith Prince In Concert Photo BWW Review: Broadway Tonight Welcomes the Iconic Faith Prince In Concert
by Ronn Burton - Jan 25, 2020

Broadway Tonight, the performing arts series at the University of Central Oklahoma, recently welcomed Tony Award winner Faith Prince to its historic Mitchell Hall stage. Ms. Prince has earned her status as a living legend and one of Broadway's preeminent Divas. In this lovely, intimate concert, audiences were treated not only to Ms. Prince's signature zaniness and piercing belt, but also her warm soprano and magnetic stillness.

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Tour Lands At OKC Broadway, A Sensational Production Of A Pro Photo BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Tour Lands At OKC Broadway, A Sensational Production Of A Problematic Show
by Ronn Burton - Jan 24, 2020

The tour of MISS SAIGON is a heartbreaking, epic, sensational production of a problematic show. Restaging MISS SAIGON in 2020 feels more unsteady than it might have 30 years ago. All in all, MISS SAIGON brings devastating, gritty realism to some problematic events. While the show's writing may feel dated at times, the production values and performances are first class, and I'm grateful to OKC Broadway for bringing in these tours of the highest caliber.

Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards Photo Final Week To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019

There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 19th Update: HAMILTON - OKC Broadway Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW  Photo December 19th Update: HAMILTON - OKC Broadway Leads Best Musical Category in the BWW Oklahoma Awards Voting
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019

We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards Photo Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards Update: HAMILTON - OKC Broadway Leads Best Musical! Photo BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards Update: HAMILTON - OKC Broadway Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 9, 2019

There's just a few weeks left to make your voice heard and submit your votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The people have spoken nominations are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!

December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Oklahoma Awards!  Photo December 2nd Update - Current Standings for the BWW Oklahoma Awards!
by BWW - Dec 2, 2019

It's December! Voting is now underway for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized. Check out the first set of stats below.

First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Oklahoma Awards!  Photo First Standings - Voting Opens for the BWW Oklahoma Awards!
by BWW - Nov 25, 2019

Voting is NOW OPEN and the first votes are in for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Oklahoma Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! The nominees are set, and now you can vote to make sure your favorite local theatres and performers are recognized!

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