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Theater J Opens Season with SOTTO VOCETheater J Opens Season with SOTTO VOCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

At a time when our nation's response to immigrants and refugees is hotly debated, Theater J opens its 2017-2018 season with the powerful and poetic Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz.  Sotto Voce, which is set in motion by the ill-fated 1939 trip of the S.S. St. Louis, runs October 3-29.   (more...)

BWW Review: New Line Theatre's Lovely OUT ON BROADWAY THE THIRD COMINGBWW Review: New Line Theatre's Lovely OUT ON BROADWAY THE THIRD COMING
by Chris Gibson - Aug 22, 2017

Originally conceived by artistic director Scott Miller over 20 years ago, OUT ON BROADWAY (THE THIRD COMING), is, as titled, the third incarnation of a revue designed to reinterpret songs from an array of classic and offbeat, but brilliant, musicals ( this time with a new song from Jason Robert Brown, 'Hope'). This production acts to show just how much these works still retain their emotion, even when the players in each are now gay. I can assure you that the meaning remains, and so does the depth of feeling. It's a collection of over 30 pieces that are arranged to weave together a kind of narrative. Some people might find some of the choices obscure, but that actually adds to the charm for me, because then I'm exposed to things that I'll want to seek out afterwards. I'm late with this review, so forgive me, but life intrudes sometimes. But, if you didn't catch it you really missed an exceptional theatrical cabaret of sorts, which was truly wonderful, and which I hope sparks a fourth coming! (more...)

Photo Flash: Third Time's the Charm in New Line Theatre's OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMINGPhoto Flash: Third Time's the Charm in New Line Theatre's OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running now through August 19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

City Theatre Company to Paint the Town with CHICAGOCity Theatre Company to Paint the Town with CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Come on babe, why don't we paint the town! The City Theatre Company is thrilled to top off its 2017 summer theatre season with the most razzle - dazzling of stage musical greats Chicago, now the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. The production runs August 18th - September 10th at City Theatre Austin. (more...)

New Line Theatre Announces Season Tickets for the First Time!New Line Theatre Announces Season Tickets for the First Time!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," has announced that for the first time in its history, New Line is selling season tickets, for its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. Tickets go on sale Aug. 1. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre presents OUT ON BROADWAYPhoto Flash: New Line Theatre presents OUT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

New Lines's New OUT ON BROADWAY Opens 8/4New Lines's New OUT ON BROADWAY Opens 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of the third installment of New Line's own creation, the new revue OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING, running August 3-19, 2017, at the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!Casting Announced for New Line Theatre's 27th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

New Line Announcs 27th Season of Musical TheatreNew Line Announcs 27th Season of Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," announces its 27th season of adult, alternative musical theatre, including the St. Louis premiere of the four-woman rock opera LIZZIE, a very different take on the Lizzie Borden legend, running Sept. 28-Oct. 21, 2017; followed by Cole Porter's satiric masterpiece ANYTHING GOES, running March 1-24, 2018; and the St. Louis premiere of the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, YEAST NATION, written by the Urinetown team, running May 31-June 23, 2018. All New Line's mainstage shows will be in the company's home, the Marcelle Theater, in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district. (more...)

BWW Review: New Line Theatre's Smashing SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESSBWW Review: New Line Theatre's Smashing SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
by Chris Gibson - Jun 9, 2017

There are so many things to love about New Line Theatre's latest production, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, that this review is certain to be filled with superlatives. I've watched the 1957 film a number of times, and I like the way John Guare's book for the show uses the first act as a backstory before it touches on the events that actually take place in the movie during the second act. By attacking the story this way Guare adds depth and establishes the characters in ways that the film doesn't. The score is a cool and jazz-tinged effort by the late Marvin Hamlisch, with lyrics, by Craig Camelia, which give the numbers added bite. It's clear to me that the show requires the intimacy this production provides to fully succeed, and also explains its short run on Broadway. That's just one of the things that New Line does so consistently well. The movie is a dark, film noir masterpiece, and in adapting it as a musical for a large stage that claustrophobic atmosphere that is so necessary to the genre is lost. Here, the viewer becomes a fly on the wall, observing the machinations of the plot unfolding in the same way that the film utilizes closeups and shadows to pull us into its cynical world. Superior performances, a great band, and sharp direction make this show a must-see. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS is in the Air at New Line TheatrePhoto Flash: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS is in the Air at New Line Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Welcome to Broadway, the glamour, power, and sleaze capital of the universe. (more...)

Pitch Your Book to a Literary Agent at 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key WestPitch Your Book to a Literary Agent at 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The 4th Annual Mystery Fest Key West will take place June 16 - 18 at the DoubleTree Resort by Hilton Grand Key in Key West, Florida. (more...)

Photo Flash: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS at New Line TheatrePhoto Flash: SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS at New Line Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

New Line continues its 26th season with the local premiere of the fiery 2002 jazz-rock musical THE SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, by legendary film and stage composer Marvin Hamlisch (his last theatre score), lyricist Craig Carnelia, and Tony-winning playwright John Guare, based on the famous short story and film. The show was nominated for seven Tonys, including Best Musical, Best Book, and Best Score, and eleven Drama Desk Awards. It's a Faustian moral nightmare, all set to a sizzling 'jazz noir' score from the composer of the stage musicals A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Smile, The Goodbye Girl, and the film scores for The Sting, The Way We Were, Sophie's Choice, and many others.  (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

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BWW Review: New Line Theatre's ZORBA Exhibits Zest for LifeBWW Review: New Line Theatre's ZORBA Exhibits Zest for Life
by Chris Gibson - Mar 9, 2017

There's something oddly life-affirming about the character of Zobra. He's a cheerleader for living life to its fullest. ZORBA the musical (lyrics by Fred Ebb, music by John Kander, and book by Joseph Stein) impresses an audience with the realization that time never stands still, and therefore, life goes on despite the nasty curves it may lob our way. New Line Theatre's production is a real revelation, because even though this show received its fair share of award nominations, it's really not revived that often. Perhaps it's the darker elements that pervade the show that turn some people off, but then life isn't always sunshine and roses, so I like that they are present. This kind of presentation is something that New Line does better than anyone else, and that's to revive a neglected or forgotten show for a new audience to appreciate, and their track record is impeccable in this regard. This show is a genuine must see, and taking it in I've come to realize that we all need our own personal 'Zorba' to prod us into taking risks and fully investing ourselves in whatever we do, even if things might go awry on occasion. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Line Theatre presents ZORBAPhoto Flash: New Line Theatre presents ZORBA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

It's 1924, on the Greek island of Crete, and you're about to go on a wild, whirlwind tour of the lusty passions of the human heart. (more...)

New Line Theatre to Present YEAST NATION: THE TRIUMPH OF LIFENew Line Theatre to Present YEAST NATION: THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," is proud to announce that YEAST NATION: THE TRIUMPH OF LIFE, the world's first bio-historical musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Greg Kotis, and music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann, the subversive geniuses behind the award-winning Broadway musical Urinetown, will be part of New Line's 27th season, running in June 2018.  (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

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