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Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Virtual Programming For August Photo Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Virtual Programming For August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020

Hershey Area Playhouse is expanding its programming to include virtual opportunities for the summer, including a Netflix watch party and a Broadway workshop series.

Hershey Area Playhouse Launches 'Give Back To Broadway' Workshops Photo Hershey Area Playhouse Launches 'Give Back To Broadway' Workshops
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020

Hershey Area Playhouse announces its first in a series of unique workshops, partnering with professionals who are currently displaced by the closing of Broadway. The first workshop is set for Monday, August 17. The Give Back to Broadway workshops pair the Playhouse with professionals from the Great White Way to benefit both. 

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Tour Lands At OKC Broadway, A Sensational Production Of A Pro Photo BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Tour Lands At OKC Broadway, A Sensational Production Of A Problematic Show
by Ronn Burton - Jan 24, 2020

The tour of MISS SAIGON is a heartbreaking, epic, sensational production of a problematic show. Restaging MISS SAIGON in 2020 feels more unsteady than it might have 30 years ago. All in all, MISS SAIGON brings devastating, gritty realism to some problematic events. While the show's writing may feel dated at times, the production values and performances are first class, and I'm grateful to OKC Broadway for bringing in these tours of the highest caliber.

BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at Majestic Theatre Photo BWW Review: MISS SAIGON at Majestic Theatre
by Kathy Strain - Jan 9, 2020

Many people in attendance at the performance of MISS SAIGON at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio have vivid memories of the Vietnam War. Many may have actually fought over there, many protested in the United States in antiwar demonstrations, while others may have been living in the fighting zones as innocent villagers. No matter where your physical body was at the time, all can agree that the Vietnam War was a time of turmoil, fear, and uncertainty. No one understood the war but yet, the war dragged on. Although most U.S. Troops were pulled out of Vietnam in 1973, a small number remained until 1975 when President Ford ordered the helicopter evacuations of 7000 Americans and South Vietnamese from Saigon. This is the time just before the evacuations where MISS SAIGON takes place. No matter what your feelings about the Vietnam War, MISS SAIGON is a wonderful interpretation of the many real people who all just wanted to survive and find joy again in their lives.

BWW Review: Stunning MISS SAIGON Revival at Segerstrom Center Can't Wipe Away Its Out Photo BWW Review: Stunning MISS SAIGON Revival at Segerstrom Center Can't Wipe Away Its Outdated Problematic Motifs
by Michael Quintos - Oct 12, 2019

30 years after its stage debut, experiencing MISS SAIGON nowadays exposes just how outdated and out-of-touch it is with our increasingly diverse world view. The musical's original production---which first debuted in the West End in 1989 before transferring to Broadway in 1991---became a global hit despite some loud, very understandable controversy. Most audiences, however, ignored the accusations of orientalism, misogyny, and white-washing and instead focused on the show's epic melodrama and theatrical splendor, much of it powered by the lush music of Claude-Michel Schönberg and the lyrics by Alain Boublil and Richard Maltby Jr. The show continues at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through October 13, 2019.

BWW Review: The Horrific Beauty of MISS SAIGON Returns to Nashville's Tennessee Perfo Photo BWW Review: The Horrific Beauty of MISS SAIGON Returns to Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 5, 2019

Compellingly dramatic and featuring an exquisitely emphatic score performed by a dazzling cadre of triple-threat actors and a 15-person orchestra, Miss Saigon once again lands at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall this week for an eight-performance run that will almost certainly stand out among the very best of productions to play Music City during the tenure of departing CEO Kathleen O'Brien. With heart-stopping performances by its trio of stars – Red Concepcion as The Engineer, Emily Bautista as Kim and Anthony Festa as Chris are superb – who are ably supported by a huge company of equally impressive performers, Miss Saigon is at once one of musical theater's most stunning examples, while remaining an enigma among audiences yet to experience its power in person.

Review Roundup: MISS SAIGON on Tour, What Did Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup: MISS SAIGON on Tour, What Did Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019

'The heat is on' in the U.S. as the national tour of 'Miss Saigon' brings this classic to audiences across America. Check out what the critics in various tour stops have to say about the tour in their reviews below!

BWW Review:  MISS SAIGON Offers Up Dose of High Drama at Kennedy Center Photo BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Offers Up Dose of High Drama at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 15, 2018

Based on the 2017 Broadway revival (a West End transfer) this new tour offers a solid mix of splash and raw, complex human emotion.

Painting Comes To Life In Short Dance Film With Broadway Performers Photo Painting Comes To Life In Short Dance Film With Broadway Performers
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The new short dance film 'Ode to the Singing Butler' was released on Nov. 1st after being shown at film festivals this summer including the Coney Island Film Festival and the Woods Hole Film Festival.

Photo Flash: The National Tour of MISS SAIGON Launches in Rhode Island Photo Photo Flash: The National Tour of MISS SAIGON Launches in Rhode Island
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The North American tour of Miss Saigon launched this week at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI. Check out photos from the red carpet below!

Planet Ant Theatre Will Opens DOGMAN Double Feature Photo Planet Ant Theatre Will Opens DOGMAN Double Feature
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Planet Ant Theatre presents a reboot of its 2014 original one-act horror spoof, The Dogman Prophecies, with a new prequel, Dogman Rising, in a 'Dogman Double Feature' running Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm,September 28 through October 13; with a Sunday performance onSeptember 16 at 6pm. Tickets are $20 and available online or in person at the Planet Ant Box Office, starting 30 minutes prior to show time. Tickets for opening night and the Sunday performance are half-off.

Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below Photo Tovah Feldshuh, Rita Rudner, and More Next Month at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Cast Members From MISS SAIGON Revival To Reunite At Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Cast Members From MISS SAIGON Revival To Reunite At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

On Monday, July 2nd, cast members from the recent Broadway Revival of Miss Saigon will take to the stage of Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only event. 

Short Dance Film To Have World Premiere At Festival In NYC Photo Short Dance Film To Have World Premiere At Festival In NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The new short film 'Ode to the Singing Butler' will have its world premiere screening at the New York No Limits Film Series today, June 7th at 7pm at Caveat.

Short Dance Film To Have World Premiere At Festival In NYC Photo Short Dance Film To Have World Premiere At Festival In NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

The new short film 'Ode to the Singing Butler' will have its world premiere screening at the New York No Limits Film Series on Thursday, June 7th at 7pm at Caveat.

Go Comedy! Welcomes 2018 with Snow Day Fundraiser Photo Go Comedy! Welcomes 2018 with Snow Day Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Go Comedy is excited to host the 11th annual Snow Day improv marathon. Snow Day brings together improvisors from across the area to raise money for Gilda's Club of Metro Detroit, The Tim Hayden Scholarship Fund and The Diana George Jacokes Endowment Fund. The 26 hour event will feature performances by nearly 50 improv groups including a special 2-hour family friendly block from Noon-2pm on Sunday, January 14. Performances will kick off at 8:00pm on Saturday, January 13 and continue through 10:00pm Sunday, January 14. Tickets range from $10 to $20 for several performance blocks with a full 26 hour performance pass available for $100. Tickets are on sale now online at www.gocomedy.net or in person at the Go Comedy! box office. A complete performance schedule follows this release.

Kidz Konnection to Present Inaugural Show INTO THE WOODS at The Academy Building Photo Kidz Konnection to Present Inaugural Show INTO THE WOODS at The Academy Building
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Sondheim's Into the Woods comes to Clinton, CT, December 9th-10th. It is the inaugural show for Kidz Konnection, Shoreline Theater Academy's new space, The Academy Building.

Kidz Konnection to Present Inaugural Show INTO THE WOODS at The Academy Building Photo Kidz Konnection to Present Inaugural Show INTO THE WOODS at The Academy Building
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Sondheim's Into the Woods comes to Clinton, CT, December 9th-10th. It is the inaugural show for Kidz Konnection, Shoreline Theater Academy's new space, The Academy Building.

'THE STARS ARE BRIGHTLY SHINING' Broadway Brunch Benefit Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Arbender Robinson, Crystal Dickinson, Jerry Dixon, Lauren Elder and Tony Award-nominee Keala Settle are among Broadway actors participating in 'The Stars Are Brightly Shining: A Broadway Brunchtime Series Holiday Benefit Concert Treat' today, December 18, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at NYC's Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen .

BWW Interviews: Broadway Chamber Players Bring Broadway Musicians from the Pit to the Stage
by Kathy Strain - Dec 9, 2014

Broadway Chamber Players (BCP) is a concert series aimed at developing the New York concert scene by featuring the many talents of Broadway's musicians, by bringing the players from the pit to the stage.

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