Writer and Actor, Dan Ruth, 2018 Bistro Award Winner for Solo Play, is Awarded the 2018 Martha Hill Newell Playwright's FundWriter and Actor, Dan Ruth, 2018 Bistro Award Winner for Solo Play, is Awarded the 2018 Martha Hill Newell Playwright's Fund
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018

Writer-actor, Dan Ruth, 2018 Bistro Award winner for Solo Play, has been awarded the 2018 Martha Hill Newell Playwright's Fund. Ruth's Play, "A Life Behind Bars" was universally praised by critics during his 2017 runs at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Ruth has also been nominated for a 2018 MAC Award in the category of Spoken Word, the results of which will be announced on March 27th at the annual MAC Awards show at B.B. King's in Times Square, NYC. (more...)

Review Roundup: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Virginia RepReview Roundup: A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Virginia Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Virginia Rep presents Lorraine Hansberry's classic, A RAISIN IN THE SUN! Set in the south side of Chicago in 1950s, A RAISIN IN THE SUN begins when the Younger family receives ten thousand dollars following the death of the family patriarch. Though everyone in the family wants to use the money in order to better themselves, tensions brew when it becomes unclear how best to make that happen. A RAISIN IN THE SUN opened February 16th, and will run through March 11th. (more...)

Firehouse's TO DAMASCUS Awarded $10,000 NEA GrantFirehouse's TO DAMASCUS Awarded $10,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA's first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to Firehouse Theatre for the world premiere of Richmond composer Walter Braxton's opera TO DAMASCUS. This is the first direct NEA grant that Firehouse has received in its 24 year history. (more...)

New Tickets for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Adelaide Released Today
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Due to extraordinary demand, new tickets have been released today for the Adelaide season of the world's favourite musical, The Sound of Music. The lavish London Palladium production will commence in Adelaide at the Festival Theatre on 9 August this year. Tickets are on sale for performances until 2 September 2016. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Opens Tomorrow at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The world's favourite musical, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, celebrates the Opening Night of the Australian tour tomorrow at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. (more...)

Re-imagined JEKYLL & HYDE Musical to Play Australia with WICKED Star
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This is the moment! Producers John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced the cast for the Australian premiere of the reimagined production of the acclaimed musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde, which will play from 8 December, 2015 at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, followed by a season from 6 March, 2016 at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW
by Tim Carney - Apr 28, 2014

Whether you've seen Richard O'Brien's Rocky Horror Show on multiple occasions from its incarnation 40 years ago or last night's Melbourne opening was your first experience with the cult classic, one ensuing thought rings true; what was that all about, followed by wow...I think I actually enjoyed that. No doubt the more you see the Rocky Horror Show the more it gives you and the more meaning you create for yourself from the piece of science fiction theatre. Its cult status proves that more than just the audience at the Comedy Theatre last night enjoy this show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Creator Richard O'Brien with the Australian Cast of ROCKY HORROR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show is back! Fish out the fishnets and sharpen those stilettos for the rockiest ride of your life! Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced that the much loved iconic musical opened in Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, and the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March. This fresh production is currently playing in the UK to sell out houses, and our exciting new production will feature a sexy and very surprising all-Australian star cast. Check out a sneak peek at creator Richard O'Brien visiting the cast! (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG to Open at Her Majesty's Theatre,Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Tim Lawson, Producer of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and Director Roger Hodgman have been thrilled with the audience's response to the Sydney season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and are excited to be opening in Melbourne on 30 January at Her Majesty's Theatre. (more...)

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG to Open at Her Majesty's Theatre, Jan 30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

Tim Lawson, Producer of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG and Director Roger Hodgman have been thrilled with the audience's response to the Sydney season of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and are excited to be opening in Melbourne on 30 January at Her Majesty's Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sydney's DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
by BWW Photo Special - Jan 21, 2011

Rehearsals for the new musical production Doctor Zhivago recently began in Sydney, with the full cast assembled for the first time. The creative team, a mix of US and Australian, were thrilled with the excitement and energy in the rehearsal room. Director Des McAnuff Jersey Boys arrived in Australia from Canada just before Christmas to commence rehearsals, and others had flown in from the US including composer Lucy Simon, choreographer Kelly Devine, music supervisor Eric Stern, orchestrator Danny Troob and US co-producer Anita Waxman. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Musical!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2011

Rehearsals for the new musical production Doctor Zhivago recently began in Sydney, with the full cast assembled for the first time. The creative team, a mix of US and Australian, were thrilled with the excitement and energy in the rehearsal room. Director Des McAnuff Jersey Boys arrived in Australia from Canada just before Christmas to commence rehearsals, and others had flown in from the US including composer Lucy Simon, choreographer Kelly Devine, music supervisor Eric Stern, orchestrator Danny Troob and US co-producer Anita Waxman. In the clip below, check out Anthony Warlow and Lucy Maunder sing 'Now' from the new musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with DOCTOR ZHIVAGO in Sydney
by BWW Photo Special - Jan 11, 2011

Rehearsals for the new musical production Doctor Zhivago began in Sydney today, with the full cast assembled for the first time. The creative team, a mix of US and Australian, were thrilled with the excitement and energy in the rehearsal room. Director Des McAnuff Jersey Boys arrived in Australia from Canada just before Christmas to commence rehearsals, and others had flown in from the US including composer Lucy Simon, choreographer Kelly Devine, music supervisor Eric Stern, orchestrator Danny Troob and US co-producer Anita Waxman. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin for DOCTOR ZHIVAGO in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2010

Rehearsals for the new musical production Doctor Zhivago began in Sydney today, with the full cast assembled for the first time. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin for Australian DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2010

Rehearsals for the new musical production DOCTOR ZHIVAGO began in Sydney today, with the full cast assembled for the first time. The creative team, a mix of US and Australian, were thrilled with the excitement and energy in the rehearsal room. Director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) arrived in Australia from Canada just before Christmas to commence rehearsals, and others had flown in from the US including composer Lucy Simon, choreographer Kelly Devine, music supervisor Eric Stern, orchestrator Danny Troob and US co-producer Anita Waxman. Lyricists Michael Korie and Amy Powers and book writer Michael Weller arrive next week. (more...)

Photo Flash: "BODY AWARENESS" ON VIEW AT RTP BEGINNING APRIL 20
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