Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/25 - HAMILTON, HEDWIG, SISTER ACT and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/25 - HAMILTON, HEDWIG, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special - Aug 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature HAMILTON, SISTER ACT, HEDWIG and More! (more...)

BWW Review: Springhouse Theatre's Winsome Staging of THE FANTASTICKSBWW Review: Springhouse Theatre's Winsome Staging of THE FANTASTICKS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 19, 2017

Sometimes even the loveliest and most appealing of musical theater scores can be forgotten, virtually erased from your memory. Unless, of course, you have your digital music system programmed to play a cavalcade of memorable showtunes, but even then, you're likely hear songs from the same ten shows on a continuous loop. (more...)

Boiler Room Theatre to Stage FLOYD COLLINS, 4/19-5/4Boiler Room Theatre to Stage FLOYD COLLINS, 4/19-5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

The Boiler Room Theatre, Williamson County's original and longest-running professional theatre company, will stage acclaimed American musical, Floyd Collins. The production will run from April 19th through May 4th at the theatre's iconic namesake venue in the historic Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Building Six, in Franklin, Tennessee. (more...)

Boiler Room Theatre Stages FLOYD COLLINS, Now thru 5/4Boiler Room Theatre Stages FLOYD COLLINS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

The Boiler Room Theatre, Williamson County's original and longest-running professional theatre company, will stage acclaimed American musical, Floyd Collins. The production will run from tonight, April 19th through May 4th at the theatre's iconic namesake venue in the historic Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Building Six, in Franklin, Tennessee. (more...)

Boiler Room Theatre to Stage FLOYD COLLINS, 4/19-5/4Boiler Room Theatre to Stage FLOYD COLLINS, 4/19-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

The Boiler Room Theatre, Williamson County's original and longest-running professional theatre company, will stage acclaimed American musical, Floyd Collins. The production will run from April 19th through May 4th at the theatre's iconic namesake venue in the historic Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Building Six, in Franklin, Tennessee. (more...)

First Night's Top 10 of 2012: THE OUTSTANDING THEATRICAL EVENTSFirst Night's Top 10 of 2012: THE OUTSTANDING THEATRICAL EVENTS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 26, 2012

It's been a busy year in Nashville theater in 2012, with audiences treated to a whole slate of theatrical offerings spanning multiple genres-from productions of time-honored classics to new and original contemporary works, from dramas to comedies, from straight plays to musicals-and giving local theater-goers more opportunities than ever before to be challenged by the onstage magic created by some of Tennessee's most talented and gifted artists. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Chaffin's Barn's  SPREADING IT AROUND is Less Filling, Tastes GreatBWW Reviews: Chaffin's Barn's SPREADING IT AROUND is Less Filling, Tastes Great
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 21, 2012

Lisa Marie Wright's impeccable timing and on-target comic performance-not to mention her cantilevered breastworks-are reason enough to book your favorite table at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre for Spreading It Around, a formulaic comedy about seniors spending their kids' inheritances that actually packs in a lot of laughs while pulling a minimum of punches in its two hours onstage. (more...)

Tennessee Audiences Have A Lot of Theater Options This WeekendTennessee Audiences Have A Lot of Theater Options This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 4, 2012

For Tennessee theater audiences, this weekend presents a bounty of theatrical riches, with six shows opening: Blackbird Theatre's Red, Sideshow's Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake), Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's Spreading it Around, Boiler Room Theatre's Parade, Tennessee Women's Theater Project's Shooting Star and Street Theatre Company's latest incarnation of Macabaret. (more...)

Whittaker, Kraski Star in Chaffin's Barn's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Helmed by Wilkinson and Opening 5/31Whittaker, Kraski Star in Chaffin's Barn's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Helmed by Wilkinson and Opening 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2012

Nine-time First Night Award-winner Martha Wilkinson directs Derek Whittaker, Debbie Kraski and a cast of Nashville's stage favorites in the Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof, opening Thursday, May 31, and running through July 8 at the theater in West Nashville. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Intermission at FIDDLER, BIRDIE and 101 DALMATIANS!Photo Coverage: It's Intermission at FIDDLER, BIRDIE and 101 DALMATIANS!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 10, 2012

Something's afoot at various Nashville area and Tennessee theaters this summer with all sorts of fun and frivolity being served up for audiences. Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre offers its sparkling revival of Fiddler On The Roof, starring Derek Whittaker and Debbie Kraski, while at Dickson's Renaissance Center, the Renaissance Players presents its new production of Bye Bye Birdie, starring Carl Blunt, Michelle Valenti, Marilyn Fair and Brad Burns. Meanwhile, up in Clarksville-at The Roxy Regional Theatre-audiences are enjoying 101 Dalmatians Jr. The Musical, featuring favorite Ryan Bowie in the role of a lifetime: Cruella DeVille. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Whittaker Leads A Charmed Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Chaffin's BarnBWW Reviews: Whittaker Leads A Charmed Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Chaffin's Barn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 2, 2012

There comes a moment late in Act Two when Tevye, the beleaguered dairyman at the center of Fiddler on the Roof, remembers his daughters in childhood and laments the loss of his beloved "Chavaleh" to marriage to a gentile, which completely encapsulates the joy and the sadness that permeates this classic work of the musical theater. Derek Whittaker, playing the role of a lifetime as he leads the cast of Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre's new production of the Jerry Bock/Sheldon Harnick/Joseph Stein musical, is at his best in this scene, artfully blending his finely honed comic sensibilities with a genuine pathos that creates a heart-tugging moment that is genuinely effective. (more...)

Whittaker, Kraski Star in Chaffin's Barn's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight, 5/31Whittaker, Kraski Star in Chaffin's Barn's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight, 5/31
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2012

Nine-time First Night Award-winner Martha Wilkinson directs Derek Whittaker, Debbie Kraski and a cast of Nashville's stage favorites in the Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof, opening tonight, May 31, and running through July 8 at the theater in West Nashville. (more...)

Whittaker, Kraski Star in Chaffin's Barn's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Helmed by Wilkinson and Opening 5/31Whittaker, Kraski Star in Chaffin's Barn's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Helmed by Wilkinson and Opening 5/31
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2012

Nine-time First Night Award-winner Martha Wilkinson directs Derek Whittaker, Debbie Kraski and a cast of Nashville's stage favorites in the Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre production of Fiddler on the Roof, opening Thursday, May 31, and running through July 8 at the theater in West Nashville. (more...)

Nate Eppler-helmed HERE LIES JEREMY TROY Takes The Chaffin's Barn Stage 4/26-5/24Nate Eppler-helmed HERE LIES JEREMY TROY Takes The Chaffin's Barn Stage 4/26-5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Directed by Nate Eppler, Here Lies Jeremy Troy stars Rebekah Durham, Andy Kanies, Jennifer Richmond, Will Sevier and Lane Wright. Eppler, in addition to acting and directing, is a playwright and teaching artist based in Nashville. His plays include Keeping Up With the Joneses, The Shorty Hawkins Play, Modern Love and Long Way Down. Eppler is the recipient of both the Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant and the Individual Artist Fellowship. He is playwright-in-residence for Tennessee Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Nate Eppler-helmed HERE LIES JEREMY TROY Takes The Chaffin's Barn Stage 4/26-5/24Nate Eppler-helmed HERE LIES JEREMY TROY Takes The Chaffin's Barn Stage 4/26-5/24
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 26, 2012

Directed by Nate Eppler, Here Lies Jeremy Troy stars Rebekah Durham, Andy Kanies, Jennifer Richmond, Will Sevier and Lane Wright. Eppler, in addition to acting and directing, is a playwright and teaching artist based in Nashville. His plays include Keeping Up With the Joneses, The Shorty Hawkins Play, Modern Love and Long Way Down. Eppler is the recipient of both the Tennessee Arts Commission Professional Development Support Grant and the Individual Artist Fellowship. He is playwright-in-residence for Tennessee Repertory Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Barn's TOO OLD FOR THE CHORUS Strikes A Chord With Its AudiencesBWW Reviews: The Barn's TOO OLD FOR THE CHORUS Strikes A Chord With Its Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2012

Too Old For the Chorus (But Not Too Old To Be A Star), directed by a young whippersnapper named Martha Wilkinson (she's artistic director at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre, which celebrates its 45th birthday this year, and she has a boatload of First Night Awards and enough glowing reviews to fill the fanny packs of every mall walker briskly making their way through Opry Mills) and featuring a top-notch cast of Nashville actors, is as gentle as the best stool softener and as kick-ass (when it needs to be) as a certain little blue pill favored by certain gentlemen in the age group (not me, but so I've been told). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bakari King Sings 'Marvellaphony Organoni' From PunchinelloSTAGE TUBE: Bakari King Sings 'Marvellaphony Organoni' From Punchinello
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 15, 2012

Here's Bakari King singing 'Marvellaphony Organoni' from Punchinello... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Matula Sings 'Can You Unbreak a Heart' From PunchinelloSTAGE TUBE: Laura Matula Sings 'Can You Unbreak a Heart' From Punchinello
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 15, 2012

Laura Matula sings 'Can You Unbreak a Heart' from Punchinello, music by Christopher Davis, lyrics by Frederick Richardson. (more...)

All-Star Cast Brings Staged Reading of New PUNCHINELLO Musical to the Stage This WeekendAll-Star Cast Brings Staged Reading of New PUNCHINELLO Musical to the Stage This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 15, 2012

Theater audiences in Nashville will be treated to something new this weekend as the new musical Punchinello, based on the writings of Max Lucado, will be presented in a staged reading at Wallace Chapel at Christ Church Nashville this Friday and Saturday nights. (more...)

Boiler Room Theatre's YEP! Announces CHARLOTTE'S WEB for MarchBoiler Room Theatre's YEP! Announces CHARLOTTE'S WEB for March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2012

The Boiler Room Theatre's Youth Education Program, YEP!, will be performing CHARLOTTE'S WEB on Saturdays in March at 10:00am. (more...)

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