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Black Theatre Troupe Opens 2019-20 Season with BLUES IN THE NIGHT Photo Black Theatre Troupe Opens 2019-20 Season with BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 8, 2019

Black Theatre Troupe opens its 2019-20 season with Sheldon Epps' Broadway blockbuster, BLUES IN THE NIGHT. Tracing the American musical art form of the blues, BLUES IN THE NIGHT features 26 blockbuster songs including Duke Ellington's I'm Just a Lucky So-And-So, Jimmy Davis' Lover Man, Bessie Smith's Reckless Blues and Baby Doll,Billy Strayhorn's Lush Life and Blues in the Night by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer.

BWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT, Kiln Theatre Photo BWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT, Kiln Theatre
by Fiona Scott - Jul 25, 2019

You can forget your troubles or wallow in the richness of Blues in the Night, currently at the Kiln Theatre. The musical revue follows four individuals, known simply as The Lady (Sharon D Clarke), The Woman (Debbie Kurup), The Man (Clive Rowe) and The Girl (Gemma Sutton).

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows Photo THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Leads July's Top 10 New London Shows
by Marianka Swain - Jun 26, 2019

London is never short of temptations, whether splashy West End shows, epic dramas or bold fringe offerings. From Jason Robert Brown and Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals to riotous comedy, here are some of this month's most eye-catching openings. Don't forget to check back for BroadwayWorld's reviews, interviews and features!

SDCF Appoints Rebecca Hewett As Executive Director Photo SDCF Appoints Rebecca Hewett As Executive Director
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 23, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), has appointed Rebecca Hewett as its Executive Director beginning May 13, 2019.

Laguna Playhouse Announces Its 2019/2020 Season Of Shows Photo Laguna Playhouse Announces Its 2019/2020 Season Of Shows
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2019

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is thrilled to announce its 99th season of shows!  

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical Hoping to Hit the West End By the End of 2019 Photo SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE Musical Hoping to Hit the West End By the End of 2019
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2019

The long awaited West End run of the musical adaptation of Sleepless in Seattle may be coming sooner than we think.

Photo Flash: Inside AMAS Musical Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala Photo Photo Flash: Inside AMAS Musical Theatre's 50th Anniversary Gala
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2019

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968 and celebrated its 50th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the The Angel Orensanz Foundation (172 Norfolk Street). Honorary Chair for the event is Academy Award-Winning actress and activist Whoopi Goldberg. Tony Award-winner Lillias White will be Mistress of Ceremonies evening.

BWW TV: Watch Laura Osnes & More Perform at SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards! Photo BWW TV: Watch Laura Osnes & More Perform at SDCF's Mr. Abbott Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2019

Last night Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the non-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted the annual "Mr. Abbott" Award gala and celebrated the 60th anniversary of SDC.

Photo Coverage: SDCF Honors Victoria Traube at Mr. Abbott Awards Gala Photo Photo Coverage: SDCF Honors Victoria Traube at Mr. Abbott Awards Gala
by Walter McBride - Mar 26, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), last night presented the 2019 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala, hosted by SDC Member, and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce. In addition, SDC Member, 2015 'Mr. Abbott' Award recipient, and Tony Award winner James Lapine presented a special 'Mr. Abbott' Award to Victoria Traube. 

Photo Flash: BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Laguna Playhouse Photo Photo Flash: BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Laguna Playhouse
by Rebecca Russo - Feb 22, 2019

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is excited to present the smash-hit, Wallis Annenberg Theatre production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal and conceived & directed by Sheldon Epps. Comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Executive Director Ellen Richard, 'We are delighted to have the opportunity to move the critically acclaimed Wallis Theatre production to the Laguna Playhouse. With Sheldon and Abdul leading our extraordinary cast and creative team, our subscribers and audiences should get ready to be knocked out by this roof-raising exciting new production!'

David Hyde Pierce to Host the 2019 Mr. Abbott Award Gala Photo David Hyde Pierce to Host the 2019 Mr. Abbott Award Gala
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), today announced SDC Member, and Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will host the 2019 "Mr. Abbott" Award Gala on March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF). In honor of this special evening Concord Theatricals and The Shubert Organization, Inc. will serve as lead sponsors.

Amas Musical Theatre Honors Harry Belafonte, Shelly Berger and More at Annual Gala Photo Amas Musical Theatre Honors Harry Belafonte, Shelly Berger and More at Annual Gala
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968 and will celebrate its 50th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit Concert on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the The Angel Orensanz Foundation (172 Norfolk Street). Honorary Chair for the event is Academy Award-Winning actress and activist Whoopi Goldberg. Tony Award-winner Lillias White will be Mistress of Ceremonies evening.

The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with Bryce Charles on Playing Sarah in Pasadena  Photo The 'West of Broadway' Podcast Chats with Bryce Charles on Playing Sarah in Pasadena Playhouse's RAGTIME
by West of Broadway - Jan 28, 2019

In this special 'Mini Episode' of West of Broadway, Lara Scott talks with Bryce Charles who is starring as Sarah in Pasadena Playhouse's production of Ragtime. Bryce is ecstatic to be making her Pasadena Playhouse debut with Ragtime! She earned her BFA in Musical Theater from AMDA College and Conservatory. Regional Theater: Blues in the Night (dir. Sheldon Epps; The Wallis Annenberg). National Tour: The Book of Mormon (2nd National). TV: Encore, Blackish (ABC); Fuller House, Tales of the City (Netflix); Teachers (TV Land).

Loretta Greco Named Recipient of Zelda Fichandler Award Photo Loretta Greco Named Recipient of Zelda Fichandler Award
by Julie Musbach - Jan 28, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) will present the Zelda Fichandler Award to Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre, at a special ceremony hosted by Larry Goldfarb at Villa Taverna in San Francisco on January 31. The award was originally presented at an event in New York City on November 11, 2018 and accepted by Taylor Mac on Greco's behalf.

BWW Review: A new look at TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Ford's Theatre Photo BWW Review: A new look at TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Ford's Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Jan 25, 2019

Even after 65 years after Twelve Angry Men was first performed, we sit with the uncomfortable realization that prejudice shapes many of our interactions. The current production at Ford's Theatre is an important message, a provocative reminder, and a great night of theater

Laguna Playhouse Presents BLUES IN THE NIGHT Conceived And Directed By Sheldon Epps Photo Laguna Playhouse Presents BLUES IN THE NIGHT Conceived And Directed By Sheldon Epps
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2019

-LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is excited to present the smash-hit, Wallis Annenberg Theatre production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, with musical direction by Abdul Hamid Royal and conceived & directed by Sheldon Epps. 

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE TAILORS THE POPULAR TALE TO MERRIM Photo BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE TAILORS THE POPULAR TALE TO MERRIMENT DURING THE HOLIDAYS at Laguna Playhouse
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Dec 18, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto and the Laguna Playhouse present a fun and enjoyable version of Beauty and the Beast for the holidays. The English tradition of Panto, meaning it is an interactive, audience-participating show, is written by Kris Lithgoe, Directed by Sheldon Epps, Choreographed by Mandy Moore, with Musical Direction by Keith Harrison. With that impressive roster, it is a sure-fire evening of silly humor, great production numbers, unexpected songs and a meaningful message perfect for the holiday season.

Lythgoe Family Panto Season Includes Oz Premiere At Pasadena Civic Photo Lythgoe Family Panto Season Includes Oz Premiere At Pasadena Civic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) expands across America this holiday season, including a multi-year deal at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium beginning with their newest production - THE WONDERFUL WINTER OF OZ. It will be directed by Bonnie Lythgoe and choreographed by Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (NappyTabs), with book by Kris Lythgoe and Michael Orland (American Idol) serving as musical arranger and supervisor. Casting is by executive producer Becky Lythgoe. This will be the seventh holiday season of Lythgoe Family Panto in Pasadena, and their second in this larger venue.

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Delights at Laguna Playhous Photo BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto Delights at Laguna Playhouse
by Michael Quintos - Dec 13, 2018

The cheeky PG-rated fun of British Panto, courtesy of Lythgoe Family Productions, returns for more holiday silliness at Orange County's Laguna Playhouse, this time with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE, which continues through December 30, 2018 in Laguna Beach under the direction of Sheldon Epps. Fun, light-hearted, and a much-needed far-from-serious break from reality, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE is wonderful family treat the whole family can enjoy for the holiday season.

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A C Photo Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents Lythgoe Family Panto BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE.  
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 7, 2018

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham, Executive Director Ellen Richard and Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) are thrilled to present Ashley Argota ('True Jackson VP,' 'Lab Rats'), Thomas Hobson (Ain't Misbehavin', Recorded in Hollywood), Heath Calvert (Amelie, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), Riley Costello ('Hairspray Live,' Peter Pan and Tinker Bell: A Pirate's Christmas), Andrews Barnicle (Twelve Angry Men,  Fallen Angels), Roland Rusinek (The Phantom of the Opera) and David Engel (Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, La Cage Aux Folles) in Lythgoe Family Panto's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE.  

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