Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; Just One Week Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; STAGES Leads Best Theatre Company!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; STAGES Leads Best Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; EMILY Leads Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; EMILY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; BLUFF City Theater Leads Best Theatre Company Race!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; BLUFF City Theater Leads Best Theatre Company Race!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; EMILY Leads as Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; EMILY Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW 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 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

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

Photo 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...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Wonderfully Special Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Chris Gibson - Aug 4, 2016

Set during a period of great turmoil just prior to the Russian revolution (1905), FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is a joyous celebration of life in times of uncertainty. Most versions I've seen have been scaled down considerably, focusing on the more intimate scenes. That's certainly not the case here. The MUNY's spectacular production gives us the full breadth and scope of Joseph Stein, Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock's thoughtful and heart warming take on themes of family and tradition. Anchored by a particularly strong cast and top notch staging this, is quite simply, perfection! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Opening Night of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at The MUNY
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2016

Footage of opening night of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's, Fiddler on the Roof, at The Muny in St. Louis, MO, featuring a previously unheard song by the show's composers! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Fiddler on the Roof directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Alex Sanchez and music directed by Brad Haak. (more...)

New Line Theatre Returns to Sheldon Concert Hall for 25 TO LIFE! This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with 25 TO LIFE! an evening of songs from New Line's first twenty-five years, for two nights only, tonight and tomorrow, January 5-6, 2016, at the Sheldon Concert Hall, behind the Fox Theatre in Grand Center. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 1/03/2016
by BWW - Jan 3, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/03/2016 for St. Louis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 12/27/2015
by BWW - Dec 27, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/27/2015 for St. Louis (more...)

New Line Theatre to Present 25 TO LIFE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with 25 TO LIFE! an evening of songs from New Line's first twenty-five years, for two nights only, January 5-6, 2016, at the Sheldon Concert Hall, behind the Fox Theatre in Grand Center. (more...)

New Line Theatre to Return to Sheldon Concert Hall for 25 TO LIFE! This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with 25 TO LIFE! an evening of songs from New Line's first twenty-five years, for two nights only, January 5-6, 2016, at the Sheldon Concert Hall, behind the Fox Theatre in Grand Center. (more...)

Broadway's Elizabeth DeRosa and Drew Humphrey Lead Kids with Disabilities in Variety's MARY POPPINS This Weekend
by Jessica Khan - Oct 23, 2015

Variety Children's Theatre presents its 7th annual performance, MARY POPPINS, playing this weekend, October 23-25 at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Fitfully Funny SEMINAR by The St. Louis Actors' Studio
by Chris Gibson - Oct 4, 2015

When you're a creative person it's very important to have other people check out your work, not just for validation, but to give you good, honest feedback. It's a vital part of the process, because it's a way for you to tweak the things that are good to make them better, and also to cut the things that just don't work for whatever reason. Playwright Theresa Rebeck applies this notion to fiction writers in her work SEMINAR. The St. Louis Actors' Studio is currently presenting a production of this play, and it's an interesting, if only fitfully amusing, look at how a group of writers react to the various criticisms they receive once they've signed up and paid for seminar with someone who's achieved a modicum of success in his given field. I think this will mostly appeal to those prospective authors who are curious about how such a seminar would function, and I think the general public will find it fairly entertaining, but not nearly as funny, or serious, as it could be. (more...)

New Line Theatre Opens 25th Season with HEATHERS in New Venue Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with a new, expanded line-up and a brand new theatre. (more...)

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