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THE ROOT BEER BANDITS Return to Garry Marshall Theatre In Burbank This Month Photo THE ROOT BEER BANDITS Return to Garry Marshall Theatre In Burbank This Month
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2021

The 'Bandits' are back! The Root Beer Bandits ‚Äď A Rootin' Tootin' Wild West Musicale, reopens the Garry Marshall Theatre with a limited engagement.

BWW Interview: Kelly Brandeburg Takes Her Hat Off for THE ROOT BEER BANDITS Photo BWW Interview: Kelly Brandeburg Takes Her Hat Off for THE ROOT BEER BANDITS
by Gil Kaan - Sep 29, 2021

The shiny new and improved version of the Garry Marshall-mentored THE ROOT BEER BANDITS re-opens the Garry Marshall Theatre stage on October 2, 2021. As with any Garry Marshall production, re-vamps and rewrites are also welcomed and encouraged. Original creators Joseph Leo Bwarie and Lori Marshall (book and lyrics) and Rachael Lawrence (music) have polished the 2019 production even further for this 2021 show with more songs, more story, and more live music. Had the chance to shoot some questions at Kelly Brandeburg, who’s reprising her role as Copper Penny, on her BANDITS history and her brush with the Smithsonian.

A Little New Music Spotlight Series Presents Fleitman & Bassett Photo A Little New Music Spotlight Series Presents Fleitman & Bassett
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021

Fleitman & Bassett, whose music has appeared in ALNM concerts three times, will look back at clips from the archives as well as premiering a brand new work for viewers! Join the conversation live on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitch beginning at 7:00 PM PT.

The Backyard Bandshell To Stream IT TAKES TWO: A STEPHEN SONDHEIM & ANDREW LLOYD WEBB Photo The Backyard Bandshell To Stream IT TAKES TWO: A STEPHEN SONDHEIM & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
by Stephi Wild - Mar 6, 2021

'IT TAKES TWO: A Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber Birthday Celebration', featuring selections from the song catalogues of both groundbreaking Broadway composers, will be offered Saturday, March 13th, via exclusive live stream.

TheatreWorks Raises Funds With Bond-Themed Virtual Gala Photo TheatreWorks Raises Funds With Bond-Themed Virtual Gala
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2020

A legion of fans and supporters of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley gathered online Saturday, October 17 for TheatreWorks's first-ever virtual gala, From TheatreWorks with Love: A Party with Bond… Tim Bond, a 007-themed event that celebrated new Artistic Director Tim Bond as he begins his tenure at the Tony Award-winning theatre company.

The Backyard Bandshell To Stream LOST & FOUND: THE UNSUNG WORLD OF FRANK WILDHORN Photo The Backyard Bandshell To Stream LOST & FOUND: THE UNSUNG WORLD OF FRANK WILDHORN
by Stephi Wild - Sep 7, 2020

'LOST & FOUND: The Unsung World of Alan Frank Wildhorn', featuring rare treasures from the songbook of the internationally acclaimed composer, will be offered Saturday, September 26th via exclusive live stream.

TheatreWorks's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Now Streaming On Amazon Photo TheatreWorks's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Now Streaming On Amazon
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 17, 2020

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's production of Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice is now streaming on Amazon

BWW Interview: Director Robert Kelley of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon  Photo BWW Interview: Director Robert Kelley of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Takes Us Behind the Scenes of the New Musical Now Available for Streaming
by Jim Munson - Apr 10, 2020

Good news for musical theater lovers! TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's recent, acclaimed production of Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice will now be available to stream. Presented by Streaming Musicals, Pride and Prejudice will receive a a?oevirtual opening nighta?? on Friday, April 10 at 3:30pm PT/ 6:30pm ET, with an encore presentation at 7:00pm PT/10:00pm ET. Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and Julie James, Program Director/ Curator of SiriusXM's a?oeOn Broadwaya?? channel, will host the a?oevirtual opening night,a?? which will include an intermission discussion with the creative team members including TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who directed the new romantic musical comedy. Streaming during the April 10 a?oevirtual opening nighta?? will be free. Pride and Prejudice will then be available to stream on StreamingMusicals.com for a minimal fee. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Robert Kelley to learn more about his production of Pride and Prejudice and also to touch base with him on how TheatreWorks was weathering the current health and economic crisis.

Streaming Musicals Announces Free 'Virtual Opening Night' for Paul Gordon's PRIDE AND Photo Streaming Musicals Announces Free 'Virtual Opening Night' for Paul Gordon's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Hosted By Beth Leavel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2020

Streaming Musicals has announced a special free live streaming event: on Friday, April 10, the site will host a 'virtual opening night' for the debut of Pride and Prejudice, in a new musical adaptation by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Broadway's Jane Eyre). Gordon is also represented on Streaming Musicals with his musical adaptation of Emma. 

BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Musical Theatre Guild Photo BWW Review: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU at Musical Theatre Guild
by Cary Ginell - Feb 22, 2020

A typical mismatched wedding between a Jewish bride and a Catholic groom gets turned on its ear when a shocking revelation stuns the wedding party. This unfairly neglected 2015 musical gets new life with a winning performance (in a staged reading) by Musical Theatre Guild at the Alex Theater in Glendale.

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Comes to Glendale's Alex Theatre Photo IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Comes to Glendale's Alex Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 24th Anniversary season with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at 7:00 PM.

Jonah Platt, Clayton Snyder and More to Perform in SONGS FOR LINCOLN - A Benefit Conc Photo Jonah Platt, Clayton Snyder and More to Perform in SONGS FOR LINCOLN - A Benefit Concert
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

Garry Marshall Theatre will open its doors for a very special concert fundraiser - Songs For Lincoln - in honor of Lincoln McCoy on Sunday, January 12, 2020. Lincoln is the newborn son of actors Josie and Josey McCoy ('Zeke' in the marshallARTS musical The Root Beer Bandits).

BWW Review: PRIDE  AND PREJUDICE at Lucie Stern Theatre Photo BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Lucie Stern Theatre
by Steve Murray - Dec 10, 2019

Photo Flash: First Look at PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Photo Photo Flash: First Look at PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere.

Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa, and More Attend CELEBRATING THEATREWORKS Photo Photo Flash: Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa, and More Attend CELEBRATING THEATREWORKS AT 50
by Stephi Wild - Nov 7, 2019

Stars of stage and screen, playwrights, composers, and supporters of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley came together Saturday, November 2, 2019 to celebrate the acclaimed regional theatre at And the Tony Award Goes To‚ĶCelebrating TheatreWorks at 50, a once-in-a-lifetime event honoring the company's half-century and its 2019 Regional Theatre Tony¬ģ Award. Some 480 guests attended this extraordinary event which raised nearly $800,000 for TheatreWorks marking it the most attended and most successful fundraiser in the company's history. Guests appropriately gathered in the heart of Silicon Valley at Mountain View's Computer History Museum for cocktails, dinner, and a lively auction, then proceeded to the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, where a stellar array of TheatreWorks alumni returned to pay tribute to its history through words and music.

Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa and More Attended 'And the Tony Award Goes To…Celebr Photo Stephen Schwartz, Andrew Lippa and More Attended 'And the Tony Award Goes To…Celebrating TheatreWorks at 50'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2019

Stars of stage and screen, playwrights, composers, and supporters of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley came together Saturday, November 2, 2019 to celebrate the acclaimed regional theatre at And the Tony Award Goes To...Celebrating TheatreWorks at 50, a once-in-a-lifetime event honoring the company's half-century and its 2019 Regional Theatre Tony¬ģ Award.

World Premiere Musical PRIDE & PREJUDICE Rings In The Holidays At TheatreWorks Photo World Premiere Musical PRIDE & PREJUDICE Rings In The Holidays At TheatreWorks
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2019

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley rings in the holidays with the new musical Pride and Prejudice, the 2019 Tony-winning company's 70th World Premiere. Based on Jane Austen's iconic novel, this engaging work features book, music, and lyrics by Paul Gordon, whose musicals include TheatreWorks favorites Jane Austen's EMMA, Daddy Long Legs, and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Jane Eyre. Pride and Prejudice follows delightfully liberated Lizzie Bennet and dashing, disdainful Mr. Darcy as they discover the irresistible power of love. A favorite from TheatreWorks's 2018 New Works Festival, this brand new musical romantic comedy will be directed by TheatreWorks's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley.

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSIC Photo Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 24, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz. GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, September 20, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 21 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 13, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  

Photo Flash: BEAST ON THE MOON Opens Friday At International City Theatre Photo Photo Flash: BEAST ON THE MOON Opens Friday At International City Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 21, 2019

A bittersweet love story about two survivors of the Armenian genocide that is a universal tale of hope, healing and redemption is next up at International City Theatre. Artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs Richard Kalinoski's multiple award-winning Beast on the Moon for a three-week run, Aug. 23through Sept. 8, at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.

BEAST ON THE MOON Opens Friday At International City Theatre Photo BEAST ON THE MOON Opens Friday At International City Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2019

A bittersweet love story about two survivors of the Armenian genocide that is a universal tale of hope, healing and redemption is next up at International City Theatre. Artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs Richard Kalinoski's multiple award-winning Beast on the Moon for a three-week run, Aug. 23 through Sept. 8, at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Aug. 21 and Aug. 22.

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