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BWW Review:  Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity IssuesBWW Review: Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity Issues
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2017

Connoisseurs of American musical theatre wishing to make a point about the genre's ability to dramatize even the most unlikely of subjects often cite examples like SWEENEY TODD's vengeful barber on a killing spree or THE PAJAMA GAME's labor/management dispute, but bookwriter/lyricist/composer Kirsten Childs may have topped them all in 2000 when Playwrights Horizons premiered THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Encores! THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKINPhoto Flash: First Look at Encores! THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Nikki M. James & Company Do the Skate in Highlights from Encores! BUBBLY BLACK GIRL...VIDEO: Watch Nikki M. James & Company Do the Skate in Highlights from Encores! BUBBLY BLACK GIRL...
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory. (more...)

Who is the Bubbly Black Girl? Meet Her Starting Tonight at Encores!Who is the Bubbly Black Girl? Meet Her Starting Tonight at Encores!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 26, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. (more...)

BWW TV: Nikki M. James & Company Give Sneak Peek of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL at Encores! Off-Center!BWW TV: Nikki M. James & Company Give Sneak Peek of THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL at Encores! Off-Center!
by TV - Press Previews - Jul 19, 2017

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kirsten Childs' delightful, provocative, and poignant 2000 musical, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin, running July 26-27. Following a young African-American dancer, Viveca, from West Coast suburbia to Broadway, all the while navigating the politics of race and gender in an attempt to uncover her own identity, The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Byron Easley and music direction by Annastasia Victory. (more...)

Casting Complete for 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' and REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-CenterCasting Complete for 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' and REALLY ROSIE at Encores! Off-Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Following the success of Assassins, Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director Michael Friedman today announced casting for the next two productions of his first season at the helm of the popular summer musical theater series at New York City Center. (more...)

BWW Interview - ALADDIN's Mike Cannon Competes on NBC's 'ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE'  TonightBWW Interview - ALADDIN's Mike Cannon Competes on NBC's 'ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE' Tonight
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 10, 2017

Mike Cannon, an original company member of Broadway's ALADDIN who also serves as the show's dance captain and fight captain, put together a group of Broadway dancers to participate in NBC's reality sports competition SPARTAN: ULTIMATE TEAM CHALLENGE. Today he speaks to BWW about the experience. (more...)

BWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEBWW Review: Gentlemen Prefer Booty in Kirsten Childs' BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2017

The recent Signature Theatre revival of Suzan Lori-Parks' VENUS, based on the true story of Saartjie Baartman, depicted a 19th Century African woman who was subjected to exploitation because of white people's fascination with her prominent posterior.  But the mood is considerably lighter over at Playwrights Horizons these days, where the title character of Kirsten Childs' joyfully old-fashioned, but sneakily subversive new musical, BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, is a 19th Century African-American woman who celebrates the attention her queenly derriere receives and uses it as a source of empowerment. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEPhoto Coverage: Playwrights Horizons Celebrates Opening Night of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 13, 2017

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Kirsten Childs, directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ashley D. Kelley and More in BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights HorizonsPhoto Flash: First Look at Ashley D. Kelley and More in BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Playwrights Horizons presents the world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Kirsten Childs, directed by Robert O'Hara with choreography by Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEPlaywrights Horizons Offering $5 Lottery for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, May 8 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BELLAPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BELLA
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will soon present BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

DTC Announces World Premiere Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALEDTC Announces World Premiere Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world premiere musical, Bella: An American Tall Tale with book, lyrics and music by Kirsten Childs (FLY). Directed by Robert O'Hara, Bella: An American Tall Tale will begin with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Thursday, Sept. 22 and will run through Saturday, Oct. 22 in the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Connecticut RepPhoto Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Connecticut Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the Broadway classic West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics byStephen Sondheim, and based on a concept ofJerome Robbins. West Side Story will be directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate (CRT's Peter Pan, A Chorus Line, The Music Man) is the final show of the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead CT Rep's WEST SIDE STORYBroadway Vets to Lead CT Rep's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

?Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for their production of the Broadway classic West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and based on a concept of Jerome Robbins.  West Side Story will be directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate (CRT's Peter Pan, A Chorus Line, The Music Man) is the final show of the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series. Single tickets are currently sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN to Launch New Digital Lottery Policy TonightDisney's ALADDIN to Launch New Digital Lottery Policy Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will convert its in-person lottery into a digital lottery for a limited number of $30 tickets to every performance via AladdinTheMusical.com/lottery. (more...)

Take a Tour of Latin America with SUENO POP: BAILA at DROM TonightTake a Tour of Latin America with SUENO POP: BAILA at DROM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

After three successful concerts with: Sueño Pop: A Latin Pop Concert, Crossover and Pulso Latino; Jose Sepulveda, SepLo Productions and Quest New Media present SUEÑO POP: BAILA, the next installment in the #SueñoPop series. (more...)

VIDEO: ALADDIN Welcomes One Millionth Guest with Surprise Vacation!VIDEO: ALADDIN Welcomes One Millionth Guest with Surprise Vacation!
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2015

Last night at the New Amsterdam Theatre, home to Disney's Tony Award®-winning hit musical Aladdin, the show welcomed its one millionth guest since beginning performances on Broadway on February 26, 2014. (more...)

Take a Tour of Latin America with SUENO POP: BAILA at DROM, 8/8Take a Tour of Latin America with SUENO POP: BAILA at DROM, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

After three successful concerts with: Sueño Pop: A Latin Pop Concert, Crossover and Pulso Latino; Jose Sepulveda, SepLo Productions and Quest New Media present SUEÑO POP: BAILA, the next installment in the #SueñoPop series. (more...)

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