Photo Flash: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Opens At Sharon PlayhousePhoto Flash: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Opens At Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019

Celebrating it's 60th Anniversary of presenting top quality entertainment, Sharon Playhouse presents Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. (more...)

BWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Sharon PlayhouseBWW Review: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at Sharon Playhouse
by Sean Fallon - Aug 12, 2019

On Saturday, August 10, I had the pleasure of seeing JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT spectacularly performed by a talented cast at the Sharon Playhouse, in Sharon, CT.  Marking the fiftieth anniversary of this very first musical collaboration between songwriter Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, this show remains entertaining to audiences across multiple generations. (more...)

New London Barn Playhouse Presents GREASENew London Barn Playhouse Presents GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019

Welcome to Rydell High, where star-crossed Danny and Sandy try to find a place for their forbidden love. Grease will have you hand jivin' and beboppin' all the way down the aisles! (more...)

BWW Review: N. E. Premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Coincides With LGBTQ Pride MonthBWW Review: N. E. Premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Coincides With LGBTQ Pride Month
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 5, 2019

Just in time for LGBTQ Pride Month, and on the cusp of the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, SpeakEasy Stage Company presents the New England premiere of the Off-Broadway musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS in the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. Inspired by a little-known historical event, Max Vernon pays tribute to '70s gay culture and the victims of the firebombing of the UpStairs Lounge in the French Quarter of New Orleans in 1973. Although 32 people perished (the deadliest assault on a gay bar prior to the 2016 shooting at the Pulse nightclub which killed 49 people), Vernon's book and score focus on the personalities of the archetypal characters, the challenges they faced in that era, and the strong ties they forged to make a life in the homosexual community. (more...)

New London Barn Playhouse Announces 87th Summer SeasonNew London Barn Playhouse Announces 87th Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019

Grab your straw boaters and put on a smile because the New London Barn Playhouse is back again for its 87th Summer Season! Building off the successes of 2018 Summer Season, which broke attendance records and earned the 2018 New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Professional Musical Production (42nd Street). This past year brought 23 nominations for New Hampshire Theater Awards. The Barn celebrates 8 awards and 19 "top three" finishes in recognition of its 2018 season. The Box Office is now open, so come on by to pick up your tickets, greet the company, and grab a t-shirt! (more...)

Sharon Playhouse Announces 2019 60th Anniversary Season!Sharon Playhouse Announces 2019 60th Anniversary Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

Sharon Playhouse in Sharon, CT under the management of Artistic Director Alan M-L Wager and Managing Director Robert Levinstein, announces the casting and creative teams for its 2019 60th Anniversary mainstage summer season. (more...)

New London Barn Playhouse Announces 2019 Summer SeasonNew London Barn Playhouse Announces 2019 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

Grab your straw boaters and put on a smile because the New London Barn Playhouse is back again for its 87th Summer Season! Building off the successes of 2018 Summer Season, which broke attendance records and earned the 2018 New Hampshire Theatre Award for Best Professional Musical Production (42nd Street). This past year brought 23 nominations for New Hampshire Theater Awards. The Barn celebrates 8 awards and 19 'top three' finishes in recognition of its 2018 season. The Box Office is now open, so come on by to pick up your tickets, greet the company, and grab a t-shirt! (more...)

SpeakEasy Continues Contemporary Musical Panel With THE VIEW UPSTAIRSSpeakEasy Continues Contemporary Musical Panel With THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019

On Sunday, June 2, 2019, following the 3PM matinee performance, SpeakEasy Stage will present a panel of musical theatre experts and practitioners for a closer look at its current production of The View UpStairs by Max Vernon. (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Comes to SpeakEasy StageTHE VIEW UPSTAIRS Comes to SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2019

From May 31 through June 22, 2019, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere production of the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS. (more...)

Wheelock Family Theatre Announces ROALD DAHL'S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACHWheelock Family Theatre Announces ROALD DAHL'S JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Wheelock Family Theatre at Boston University announces Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach featuring words and music by Tony, Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-Winning Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Timothy Allen McDonald, and based on the book by Roald Dahl. The WFT@BU production, directed by Artistic Director Emily Ranii with musical direction by Matt Stern and choreography by Juanita Pearl takes place April 12 through May 12, 2019 at 180 The Riverway, in Boston's Fenway neighborhood. Performances run Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturday/Sunday matinees at 2pm. Tickets are $20-40 and may be purchased by calling 617-353-3001 or online by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/dept/1292. Student and group discounts are available and special 1pm performances run during April school vacation week (4/16 -19). ASL and AD performances are May 5 at 2pm and May 10 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At A CHORUS LINE At Sierra RepPhoto Flash: First Look At A CHORUS LINE At Sierra Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019

Sierra Repertory Theatre is delighted to celebrate 40 years of bringing the best talent from around the country to Sonora with the legendary and iconic Broadway musical, A Chorus Line, starring Russell Garrett (AEA) as Zach and Adrienne Hampton as Cassie. A Chorus Line begins performances on February 10th and runs through Sunday March 24th.  Garrett, who many SRT patrons will remember as Harry Bright in Mamma Mia!, or as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, will be pulling triple-duty in this production. Not only will he play the role of Zach, but Garrett will recreate Michael Bennett's original staging and choreography for SRT audiences. (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Honors David Coffee And Cheryl McMahonNorth Shore Music Theatre Honors David Coffee And Cheryl McMahon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

On Sunday, December 9th, Bill Hanney's North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) honored two cast members, David Coffee (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Cheryl McMahon (Mrs. Dilber), both celebrating their 25th appearance in the holiday show, A CHRISTMAS CAROL playing thru Sunday, December 23, 2018.   (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at North Shore Music TheatreBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at North Shore Music Theatre
by David Tompkins - Dec 8, 2018

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Photo Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

A CHRISTMAS CAROL is playing at North Shore Music Theatre thru December 23, 2018. For ticket prices and information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.  (more...)

NSMT Presents The 28th Annual Production Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starting December 7NSMT Presents The 28th Annual Production Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starting December 7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Bill Hanney's North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will once again present the area's most beloved production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL sponsored by MarketStreet Lynnfield. This award-winning, original musical adaptation was created solely for North Shore Music Theatre and cannot be seen anywhere else. Two cast members, David Coffee (Ebenezer Scrooge) and Cheryl McMahon (Mrs. Dilber), will be both be celebrating their 25th appearance in the holiday show. A CHRISTMAS CAROL will play 14 performances from Friday, December 7 thru Sunday, December 23, 2018.  (more...)

Cast Announced For PAGEANT At Sierra RepCast Announced For PAGEANT At Sierra Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

The breakdown of Pageant: The Musical Comedy Beauty Contest, is simple. Six contestants from across our vast country are competing for the title of Miss Glamouresse (Glamouresse being a cosmetics company). (more...)

New London Barn Playhouse Announces CAMELOT, 6/13 - 24New London Barn Playhouse Announces CAMELOT, 6/13 - 24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Award - winning New London Barn Playhouse presents Lerner and Loewe's Camelot starting June 13th Tickets and information available at www.nlbarn.org or 603 - 526 - 6710 Travel through the swirling mists of Avalon to the enchanted kingdom of Arthur Pendragon when the curtain rises on Camelot, the opening show for the 2018 Summer Season of the New London Barn Playhouse, running June 13 - 24, 7 : 30PM with Today matinee performances at 2 : 00PM and Sunday matinee performances at 5 : 00PM. (more...)

New London Barn Playhouse Announces CAMELOT, 6/13 - 24New London Barn Playhouse Announces CAMELOT, 6/13 - 24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Award - winning New London Barn Playhouse presents Lerner and Loewe's Camelot starting June 13th Tickets and information available at www.nlbarn.org or 603 - 526 - 6710 Travel through the swirling mists of Avalon to the enchanted kingdom of Arthur Pendragon when the curtain rises on Camelot, the opening show for the 2018 Summer Season of the New London Barn Playhouse, running June 13 - 24, 7 : 30PM with Wednesday matinee performances at 2 : 00PM and Sunday matinee performances at 5 : 00PM. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE: Drag Queens in SuburbiaBWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE: Drag Queens in Suburbia
by Nancy Grossman - May 8, 2018

Greater Boston Stage Company in Stoneham presents the Boston premiere of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE, a play with music about a not-so-great Elvis impersonator who finds success with a new calling involving lipstick, sequins, high heels, and specially-padded undergarments. If you subscribe to the philosophy that life is what happens when you're busy making other plans, then playwright Matthew Lopez makes a strong case for it. (more...)

GBSC Announces THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDEGBSC Announces THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

How does an Elvis impersonator become a winning drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? Join us to find out in this heartfelt, raucous comedy filled with music, laughter, and lots of sequins. Directed and choreographed by Russell Garrett, performances run May 3 - 20, 2018. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 3:00pm. (more...)

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