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BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS Returns to the Stage Celebrating the Early Years of the Mischievous Marx BrothersBWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS Returns to the Stage Celebrating the Early Years of the Mischievous Marx Brothers
by Shari Barrett - Feb 13, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild was founded 21 years ago by a dedicated group of professional musical artists who were interested in exploring and preserving works from the musical theater repertoire that were either forgotten, neglected or unfairly dismissed. Working under a special Actors' Equity Concert Staged Reading code, the entire MINNIE'S BOYS production was put together in 25 hours, focusing on the script and score with actors holding book during the performance, including while singing and dancing their way through the 14 numbers in the show, with a wonderfully talented 6-piece band backing them up. (more...)

BWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS at Musical Theatre GuildBWW Review: MINNIE'S BOYS at Musical Theatre Guild
by Cary Ginell - Feb 12, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild revived an oldie but not so goodie last Sunday at the Alex Theatre. 'Minnie's Boys' purported to be modeled on 'Gypsy,' using a meddlesome, domineering mother to get her progeny, the four Marx Brothers, into show business. Unfortunately, a tepid book and uneven score made this a flop in 1970 and it doesn't fare much better today, despite the valiant efforts of the MTG cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Musical Theatre Guild's MINNIE'S BOYSPhoto Flash: First Look at Musical Theatre Guild's MINNIE'S BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents MINNIE'S BOYSPhoto Flash: Musical Theatre Guild Presents MINNIE'S BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Marx Brothers Musical, MINNIE'S BOYS is Up Next For MTGMarx Brothers Musical, MINNIE'S BOYS is Up Next For MTG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 23rd Anniversary season with MINNIE'S BOYS, the rarely produced musical about the start of the famous Marx Brothers.  The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

South Coast Repertory Kicks Off Theatre for Young Audiences Season with Musical 'Mr. Popper's Penguins'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

South Coast Repertory opens the 2016-17 Theatre for Young Audiences series with the classic children's story, Mr. Popper's Penguins, Nov. 4-20. Six actors and 24 puppets bring this musical adaptation to life, which is directed and choreographed by Art Manke. (more...)

MainStreet Theatre Company's 11th Season to Open with STUART LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2016

MainStreet Theatre Company, which was recently included in American Theatre Magazine's list of '20 Theatres you should take your kids to', is happy to announce the cast and creative team for Stuart Little -- the first show of its 11th Season. (more...)

MainStreet Theatre Company's 11th Season to Open with STUART LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

MainStreet Theatre Company, which was recently included in American Theatre Magazine's list of '20 Theatres you should take your kids to', is happy to announce the cast and creative team for Stuart Little -- the first show of its 11th Season. (more...)

Gallery Players Closes Season with RENT, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

Having successfully conquered a colorful year of programming that has received both critical and popular praise, The Gallery Players will bring their 47th Mainstage Season to a close with one of the most popular musicals to date - RENT. As Gallery has developed a reputation for reimagining these iconic pieces, President Mark Harborth (Chess, Dreamgirls) promises a unique experience for audiences already familiar with the show. 'You won't see a striped winter scarf in this production (or a sexy Santa suit for that matter) but you will hear every note of Jonathan Larson's passionate score performed by one of the most dynamic and talented casts and orchestras Gallery has assembled.' (more...)

Gallery Players to Close Season with RENT, 4/26-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Having successfully conquered a colorful year of programming that has received both critical and popular praise, The Gallery Players will bring their 47th Mainstage Season to a close with one of the most popular musicals to date - RENT. As Gallery has developed a reputation for reimagining these iconic pieces, President Mark Harborth (Chess, Dreamgirls) promises a unique experience for audiences already familiar with the show. 'You won't see a striped winter scarf in this production (or a sexy Santa suit for that matter) but you will hear every note of Jonathan Larson's passionate score performed by one of the most dynamic and talented casts and orchestras Gallery has assembled.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Backwards Raises $281,243 for BC/EFA
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 8, 2011

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 6, the one-night-only event held Monday at the Longacre Theatre, raised a record-breaking $281,243 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (the Center). (more...)

Shelter Bridge Theater Closes MY BIG, THICK SCHTICK 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2010

My Big, Thick Schtick, a collection of comedic shorts, will make its New York premiere for three consecutive weekends July 9 - July 24 at the Shetler Studios Bridge Theatre. (more...)

Shelter Bridge Theater Presents MY BIG, THICK SCHTICK 7/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2010

My Big, Thick Schtick, a collection of comedic shorts, will make its New York premiere for three consecutive weekends July 9 - July 24 at the Shetler Studios Bridge Theatre. (more...)

Shelter Bridge Theater Presents MY BIG, THICK SCHTICK 7/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2010

My Big, Thick Schtick, a collection of comedic shorts, will make its New York premiere for three consecutive weekends July 9 - July 24 at the Shetler Studios Bridge Theatre. (more...)

Gateway Playhouse's MISS SAIGON Begins 7/8 At Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2009

The Gateway Playhouse's production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Miss Saigon begins performances July 8th at 8 PM at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Long Island. (more...)

Bring Back Birdie: They're Reviving WHAT???
by Michael Dale - Dec 13, 2006

The Opening Doors Theatre Company's premiere production of their Closing Notice series is the infamous sequel to Bye, Bye, Birdie (more...)