Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 3/17 - NATIVE SON, SPELLING BEE, and More!
Happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! Here are the top stories from Phoenix you might have missed this week!
1) Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - March 10, 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 THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando, and STOREFRONT CHURCH in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below!. (more...)
2) PS Underground Creates A Steamy, Sultry, Provocative LOST CHERRY CABARET At The Deserts Hottest New Entertainment Venue CLUB ROUGE!!
by David Green - March 09, 2017
A new collaboration between the one-of-a-kind culinary event company PS Underground and Pete's Hideaway has unveiled a new addition to the Palm Springs entertainment scene: CLUB ROUGE, a secret, underground nightclub and showroom. The grand opening was last Saturday when PS UNDERGROUND presented the "Lost Cherry Cabaret," a late-night, sultry nightclub show patterned after the "Kit Kat Club" in the musical "Cabaret" and harkening back to the dark, provocative cabaret clubs of the 1920s and 30s. The room was full to capacity and the performers received a well-deserved standing ovation as they dazzled the audience with music of many genres, each performed with a twist on the expected.. (more...)
3) A Star-Studded Homecoming! Suzanne Somers DIRECT FROM LAS VEGAS Lights Up The McCallum Stage
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2017
The McCallum Theatre presents Suzanne Somers today, March 11, at 8:00pm. Suzanne has played Las Vegas for 36 years and recently completed a two month residency at the Westgate Resort & Spa, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, where she spent three years in the 80s. People who have never seen her on stage in Las Vegas have no idea that she sings, she dances and she's really funny. But, all you really have to know is that she was chosen to be "Las Vegas Female Entertainer of the Year," which means that every member of the audience comes away from Suzanne's show with a big smile on their faces.. (more...)
4) BWW Review: Brelby Wins THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Jeanmarie Simpson - March 12, 2017
Brelby Theatre Company's Shelby Maticic has directed her company in a breakneck paced, enticing production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. With a book by Rachel Sheinkin and music and lyrics by William Finn, it's a show that could be breathtakingly dreadful, but instead is wildly entertaining.. (more...)
5) BWW Review: Stray Cat Theatre Presents NATIVE SON
by Herbert Paine - March 13, 2017
In the directorial hands of Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre's current production of Nambi E Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's NATIVE SON offers an unnerving and intense portrayal of Bigger Thomas's downward spiral and the price inflicted on the soul by racism.. (more...)
6) SMOCA Welcomes Punk Legend, Renaissance Man And Outspoken Human Rights Activist Henry Rollins
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2017
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art (SMoCA) will present a moderated conversation with prolific musician, writer, journalist, actor and activist Henry Rollins on Thursday, March 30, at 6 p.m. in the Virginia G. Piper Theater at the Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts.. (more...)
7) Brelby's 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is Funny, Heartfelt, and Just Plain Fun
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2017
'This show is going to be so unbelievably heartwarming,' said Robards, 'and sad at times, but I think what people are going to love about it is just how genuinely funny it is. There is dry sarcasm mixed with physical humor. On top of all that you have adults acting like obnoxious, overachieving children - many with pretty severe speech pathologies. I'm confident there will be at least three to four I-laughed-so-hard-I-just-wet-my-pants incidents throughout the run of the show,' she giggled.. (more...)
8) Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Brings Musical Comedy Back with a Bang
by BWW News Desk - March 11, 2017
Based on the Woody Allen classic, Bullets Over Broadway is bringing musical comedy back with a BANG! A young playwright in desperate need of financial backing accepts an offer he can't refuse - from a mobster looking to please his showgirl girlfriend.. (more...)
9) GYPSY, FRANKENSTEIN, A CHORUS LINE and More Set for Theater Works' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - March 13, 2017
Theater Works 2017-18 season sees the return of lauded composers, masterful writers and classic tales come to life.. (more...)
10) Betsy King, Pat Bradley, Howard Twitty Teed Up for 3rd Annual Ronald McDonald House Charities Pro-Am Golf Tournament
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017
LPGA icons Betsy King, Pat Bradley and Jan Stephenson will join PGA stars Howard Twitty, Tom Purtzer and Kirk Triplett to play alongside golfers from across the Valley on the Jack Nicklaus-designed 7,197-yard. Par-72 Chiricahua Course at Desert Mountain in Scottsdale, at the 3rd annual Ronald McDonald House Pro-Am Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 11.. (more...)