BWW Review: The Wick Theatre Set To Open Season With Hot Shoe ShuffleBWW Review: The Wick Theatre Set To Open Season With Hot Shoe Shuffle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 17, 2019

Off Broadway enthusiasts are increasingly adding the tag South Broadway to denote the fact that first rate productions are being mounted by creative and savvy theater owners in their audience friendly state of the art venues in South Florida. The Wick Theatre In Boca Raton is one of the newest and most glamorous. I was recently there for the dress rehearsal of the season opener Hot Shoe Shuffle. The Wick audience is in for a fabulous evening of song and dance with an unbelievable display of talent on it's stage. Bravo to Producer Marilyn Wick, Director Jonathan Van Dyke, Choreographer Justin M. Lewis, Jason Tucker musical director and a very talented cast. The show runs October 17- November 10. Check out the photos. (more...)

The Wick Presents THE HOT SHOE SHUFFLEThe Wick Presents THE HOT SHOE SHUFFLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019

Are you ready to 'cut a rug'? The Wick Theatre opens their seventh season with the Australian and West End smash hit, Hot Shoe Shuffle. This award-winning production features a cast of dynamic dancers tapping and singing their way through the biggest hits from the American Big Band era performed by a 10-piece live band. (more...)

BWW Review/Photos: Nashville's Kellye Cash Headlines Cabaret Show at The Wick TheatreBWW Review/Photos: Nashville's Kellye Cash Headlines Cabaret Show at The Wick Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 12, 2019

Jay Van Vechten, retired NYC PR man and Chairman of the American Disabilities Foundation, Inc. celebrated his 75th birthday last night as only a former President of one of the top three PR networks in the world could. He put on a superlative Cabaret Show! It took place at the beautiful state of the art Wick Theatre in Boca Raton. The evening was headlined by Country Music royalty Nashvilles's Kellye Cash a former Miss America and niece of Johnny Cash. The exciting evening was directed by Jay Van Dyke. It's probably in the genes, Kellye Cash is a first rate country singer with a captivating personality, one of those type of performers that an audience instantly falls in love with. (more...)

BWW Review: Thoroughly Charming SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Theatre by the SeaBWW Review: Thoroughly Charming SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Theatre by the Sea
by Andria Tieman - Jun 24, 2019

Singin' in the Rain is one of the best movie musicals of all time, so it is no doubt a daunting prospect to mount a stage production.  Aside from the technical issues of actually making it rain on stage, you need a cast talented and charismatic enough to rival Gene Kelly and Debbie Reynolds.  Theatre by the Sea has managed to give us something that is almost as magical as the original, but with the added bonus of some hyper-local movie scenes within the play.  The result is a laugh-out-loud extravaganza with heaps of talent, fantastic costumes and technical wizardry to rival any Broadway show. (more...)

Theatre By The Sea's 86th Season Continues With SINGIN' IN THE RAINTheatre By The Sea's 86th Season Continues With SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

In celebration of 86 Years of Theatre By The Sea, owner and producer Bill Hanney presents the joyous musical, Singin' in the Rain, which will be presented from June 19 - July 13, 2019. (more...)

Theatre Bay Area Announces Results Of First Gender-inclusive Performance AwardsTheatre Bay Area Announces Results Of First Gender-inclusive Performance Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Theatre Bay Area, the third-largest regional theatre service organization in North America, held its fifth annual TBA Awards Celebration on Monday, November 5. The event took place at the Herbst Theatre with almost 700 people in attendance. (more...)

Photo Flash: Georgia Ensemble Theatre Remounts MILLION DOLLAR QUARTETPhoto Flash: Georgia Ensemble Theatre Remounts MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), the professional North Fulton theatre company, will remount its 2017 smash hit, the Tony Award-winning musical, Million Dollar Quartet, at the Conant Performing Arts Center on the campus of Oglethorpe University. Inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time, this production will run December 14, 2018 through January 12, 2019 at a new venue for GET in Brookhaven at Oglethorpe University.  (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Lesli Margherita, and More Join Cape Playhouse 2018 SeasonJudy Kuhn, Lesli Margherita, and More Join Cape Playhouse 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Some of the top talent in the Broadway community will be gracing the stage of The Cape Playhouse this summer. The impressive list of headliners includes Judy Kuhn, Michelle Pawk, Mary Testa, Nancy Opel, Jennifer Simard, Mike McGowan and Jennifer Cody..Michael Rader, Artistic Director, today announced the casting for the historic theatre's 92nd season in Dennis, MA. The six-play schedule, running from June 12 - September1, 2018, features three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the premiere and Pre-National Tour Engagement of a new production of the classic movie Clue: On Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Cincinnati PlayhouseBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Cincinnati Playhouse
by Laura A. Hobson - Jan 30, 2018

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park excels at bringing musicals and plays to the boards. Its rendering of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux is no exception. (more...)

Casa Mañana Presents MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Casa Mañana Theatre continues its 2016-17 Broadway season with  the Tony® Award-winning Broadway Musical Million Dollar Quartet, November 5-13, sponsored by Bank of Texas. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at North Shore Music Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

North Shore Music Theatre's production of SINGIN IN THE RAIN plays now through August 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

'SINGIN' IN THE RAIN' To Make A Splash at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

This summer there will be cheers and applause when it rains for three consecutive weeks on the North Shore. The excitement will be coming from audiences enjoying the splashy new production of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT). (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Beth Leavel, Lisa Howard, John Bolton and More in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS, featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter,' took place on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 in New York.  The show was produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concerts below! (more...)

Lisa Howard, Beth Leavel and More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS, featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter', stars a cast of today's best Broadway performers. The concerts take place at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York tonight, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's 'On Stage at Kingsborough' in Brooklyn tomorrow, March 5 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Lisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Broadway stars Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) are joining the cast of AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter' next month. (more...)

Beth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS - featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra and starring a cast of today's best Broadway performers - will present "An Evening with Cole Porter" at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's Goldstein Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM.  The cast of outstanding Broadway performers includes Beth Leavel (Tony Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone), Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers. The show is produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. (more...)

Sky-Pony to Celebrate Record Release Party This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2015

Sky-Pony will host a Record Release Extravaganza with Special Guests, Friday 12/4 at 8pm, Doors 7:30pm at Knitting Factory Brooklyn (361 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg). (more...)

Photo Flash: Damon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed, Karen Ziemba and More in Fred Barton's 'AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Last Friday, October 9, noted orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton presented the music of Broadway and the American Songbook to the Schimmel Center at Pace University, in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS: AN EVENING OF JOHNNY MERCER. In his seventh concert at Pace, Fred Barton brings the power of Mercer's music and lyrics front and center, with a 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 16 Broadway singers and dancers, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. The cast was headlined by Damon Kirsche, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, two time Tony nominee Vivian Reed, Nick Spangler, Tony Nominee Lauren Worsham, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. The cast also featured Jesse Luttrell, Sean McGibbon and Molly Pope. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Damon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed and More Slated for 'AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS' at Schimmel Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Tonight, October 9, noted orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook to the Schimmel Center at Pace University, in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Johnny Mercer. In his seventh concert at Pace, Fred Barton now brings the power of Mercer's music and lyrics front and center, with a 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 16 Broadway singers and dancers, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. The cast is headlined by Damon Kirsch, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, two time Tony nominee Vivian Reed, Nick Spangler, Tony Nominee Lauren Worsham, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. The cast also features Jesse Luttrell, Sean McGibbon and Molly Pope. (more...)

Damon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed and More Slated for 'AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS' at Schimmel Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

On Friday, October 9, noted orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook to the Schimmel Center at Pace University, in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Johnny Mercer. In his seventh concert at Pace, Fred Barton now brings the power of Mercer's music and lyrics front and center, with a 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 16 Broadway singers and dancers, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. The cast is headlined by Damon Kirsch, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, two time Tony nominee Vivian Reed, Nick Spangler, Tony Nominee Lauren Worsham, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. The cast also features Jesse Luttrell, Sean McGibbon and Molly Pope. (more...)

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