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Cast and Creative Announced for The Festival of New Musicals at Village TheatreCast and Creative Announced for The Festival of New Musicals at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

With one week left until The 17th Annual Festival of New Musicals, Village Theatre is excited to announce the casting for Nikola Tesla Drops the Beat, an electronic pop musical about one of the world's greatest inventors; Hart Island, a look at social justice and the people society has forgotten; Afterwords, a tale of art and love; Howl's Moving Castle, based on the novel by Diana Wynne Jones; and ZM, a hilarious romp through a zombie-filled future by the Tony Award-winning authors of Urinetown. Taking place in Issaquah on August 11-13, 2017, The Festival of New Musicals provides an essential platform for writers to incorporate a key component of live theatre - the audience. Each new musical will be rehearsed during the week, then present to the audience in staged reading format, performed in full using scripts. (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Marquee Theater CompanyBWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Marquee Theater Company
by John Lariviere - Aug 2, 2017

Marquee Theatre Company and Producer Miles McKee proudly present the musical Thoroughly Modern Millie at the West Boca Performing Arts Theater. Based on the 1956 British musical Chrysanthemum, the successful film version of Thoroughly Modern Millie in 1967, starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing and Beatrice Lilly, sparked a bit of a cult following that paved the way for a Tony Award winning stage version in 2002. (more...)

Frank, Funny and Filthy Comedian Sarah Millican Headed to WarringtonFrank, Funny and Filthy Comedian Sarah Millican Headed to Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The frank, funny and unapologetically filthy comedian Sarah Millican has announced two dates at Warrington's Parr Hall next year. (more...)

Crowded Fire to Present Christopher Chen's A TALE OF AUTUMNCrowded Fire to Present Christopher Chen's A TALE OF AUTUMN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) In his inaugural commission as Crowded Fire's Playwright-in-Residence, Christopher Chen tackles the power structures inherent in large corporations. Set in a parallel world, A TALE OF AUTUMN is a psychological rise-to-power fable. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick TheatreBWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Wick Theatre
by John Lariviere - Jun 11, 2017

The Wick Theatre proudly presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Based on the 1991 Academy Award-winning animated feature film, the musical features music by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Wolverton. The stage version of Beauty and the Beast includes memorable new songs in addition to familiar ones from the animated version such as "Be Our Guest", "Gaston", and the title song "Beauty and the Beast". (more...)

Photo Flash: Caridad Svich's ARCHIPELAGO Makes U.S. DebutPhoto Flash: Caridad Svich's ARCHIPELAGO Makes U.S. Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Archipelago by Caridad Svich is presented at the Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Boulevard, through June 18, 2017. (more...)

Possum Point Players' SPITFIRE GRILL Approaches OpeningPossum Point Players' SPITFIRE GRILL Approaches Opening
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

It may be only a rundown little grill in a sleepy town with no foreseeable future, but things seem to be heating up in Possum Point Players' production of 'The Spitfire Grill.' The humorous and touching musical is presented June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Possum Point Players Cook Up a Musical with SPITFIRE GRILLPossum Point Players Cook Up a Musical with SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

It may be only a rundown little grill in a sleepy town with no foreseeable future, but things seem to be heating up in Possum Point Players' production of "The Spitfire Grill." The humorous and touching musical is presented June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Possum Point Players Heat Up Summer Musical THE SPITFIRE GRILLPossum Point Players Heat Up Summer Musical THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

"Order up! Order up!" Things are definitely cooking at "The Spitfire Grill" as Possum Point Players prepare an early summer presentation of the humorous and touching musical. Production dates are June 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2:00 p.m. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROONBerkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Eric Ting will close out its season. (more...)

Caridad Svich's ARCHIPELAGO to Make U.S. Debut This Spring with Son of Semele EnsembleCaridad Svich's ARCHIPELAGO to Make U.S. Debut This Spring with Son of Semele Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Award-winning Son of Semele Ensemble announces its next production, Archipelago by Caridad Svich, to be presented at the Son of Semele Theater, 3301 Beverly Boulevard, from May 27 to June 18, 2017. (more...)

BEA Physical Fest 2017's Street Theatre Day Brings Williamson Square to Life 5/29BEA Physical Fest 2017's Street Theatre Day Brings Williamson Square to Life 5/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Tmesis Theatre is delighted to announce that Street Theatre Day will be returning for Physical Fest 2017 and bringing Liverpool's Williamson Square to life on the bank holiday Monday 29th May! (more...)

World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo RepWorld Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Foundation For New American Musicals Presents FUTUREFEST at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Foundation For New American Musicals Presents FUTUREFEST at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 23, 2017

Open Hydrant Theater Company at The Point and The Foundation of New American Musicals proudly presents the Third Annual Future Fest at 54 Below. (more...)

BWW Review: 5th Ave's PAJAMA GAME Delivers the Steam HeatBWW Review: 5th Ave's PAJAMA GAME Delivers the Steam Heat
by Jay Irwin - Feb 17, 2017

There's this little subsection of musical theater from the 50's and 60's that are big crowd pleasers due to the fact they were just plain fun. Sure, sometimes they dealt with issues as well but for the most part they were toe tapping good times. One of those that falls into this category is definitely 'The Pajama Game' currently playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre. And while it may not be the best example of a solid show from that era, it's still a hell of a lot of fun and this production takes that fun and amps it up to 11 due in large part to some fantastic choreography from Bob Richard and a killer cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Billie Wildrick, Josh Davis and More in 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAMEPhoto Flash: First Look at Billie Wildrick, Josh Davis and More in 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

5th Avenue Theatre presents a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Billie Wildrick, Josh Davis and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of 5th Avenue's THE PAJAMA GAME Starring Billie Wildrick, Josh Davis and More!
by Stage Tube - Feb 17, 2017

5th Avenue Theatre presents a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME, Opening Tonight at 5th Avenue TheatreJosh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME, Opening Tonight at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Star-Studded PAJAMA GAME Starts Tonight at 5th Avenue TheatreStar-Studded PAJAMA GAME Starts Tonight at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)


by Stage Tube - Jan 11, 2017

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

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