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Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre To Present Stephen Schwartz's GODSPELL Photo Flash: Phoenix Theatre To Present Stephen Schwartz's GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk on April 20, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Godspell, the first major musical by Wicked composer Stephen Schwartz, has entertained audiences around the world ! At the command of John the Baptist, a small group of ordinary people helps Jesus Christ tell his life's story. Set in the modern day, these disciples spread messages of love and tolerance through a series of musical parables. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix Metro - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Phoenix Metro (more...)
Artists Coffee Talk Series Is Back At Goldenstein Gallery Artists Coffee Talk Series Is Back At Goldenstein Gallery
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Just in time for the spring season Goldenstein Gallery is bringing back it's popular series Artists Coffee Talks in the Gallery. Often when someone engages with their favorite artists it's in a busy setting such as a reception or other public event. They walk away yearning for more of a personal connection, finding themselves wishing that they could just sit with them, enjoy a cup of coffee and get to know the artist and art better. They could learn what inspires the artist and about individual art pieces. Facilitating this type of personal connection is the inspiration behind Goldenstein Gallery's popular series Artists Coffee Talks. Curated by Linda Goldenstein, this exciting series kicks off on Saturday, April 21 at 9:30 a.m. with artists Karyl Bennett and Reagan Word as part of a five part series this season. On April 21, 28, May 5, 12 and June 2, you are invited to meet and enjoy Coffee Talk with different artists at Goldenstein Gallery. (more...)
ILLUMINATE Film Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup ILLUMINATE Film Festival Reveals 2018 Lineup
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Renowned for their groundbreaking experiential approach to the film festival experience, the 5th annual ILLUMINATE Film Festival returns May 30th- June 3rd. The premier conscious film festival, ILLUMINATE is dedicated to elevating awareness and inspiring lasting transformation through cinema. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018-2019 Classical Season Scottsdale Center For The Performing Arts Announces 2018-2019 Classical Season
by BWW News Desk on April 19, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts' 2018-19 classical season showcases some of the world's most celebrated musicians in the intimate Virginia G. Piper Theater. (more...)
Coming Soon To Great AZ Puppet Theater! Coming Soon To Great AZ Puppet Theater!
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Check out the upcoming lineup of shows at the Great AZ Puppet Theater! (more...)
Greasepaint Presents MADAGASCAR, JR May 4 – 13, 2018 Greasepaint Presents MADAGASCAR, JR May 4 – 13, 2018
by BWW News Desk on April 18, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

???????Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto your stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime.  Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar - A Musical Adventure JR. follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin' friends as they escape from their home in New York's Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien's Madagascar.    (more...)
BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE ~ The National Tour At ASU Gammage ~ A Treasure Of Soulful Vibrations BWW Review: THE COLOR PURPLE ~ The National Tour At ASU Gammage ~ A Treasure Of Soulful Vibrations
by Herbert Paine on April 18, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

The National Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE, now at ASU Gammage through April 22nd, is a masterpiece of soulful vibrations, telling of Celie's journey from poverty to empowerment. Deserving of Amens and Hallelujahs! Electrifying cast led by Adrianna Hicks and featuring powerhouse performances by Carla Stewart, Carrie Compere, N'Jameh Camara, Gavin Gregory, and J. Daughtry. (more...)
Phoenix Theatre Full 1819 Season Announcement! Phoenix Theatre Full 1819 Season Announcement!
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Phoenix Theatre announces the final additions to the incredible lineup for the 2018 / 2019 season! (more...)
BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY BWW Review: Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Herbert Paine on April 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Arizona Broadway Theatre's current production of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, directed by Danny Gorman is good enough to leave you satisfied enough by the powerful vocals of Cassandra Klaphake as Francesca and Bryant Martin as Robert, but wanting more. (more...)
Charles Shaughnessy, Eloise Kropp, and More to Star in SMTC's 42ND STREET Charles Shaughnessy, Eloise Kropp, and More to Star in SMTC's 42ND STREET
by BWW News Desk on April 17, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company has its cast for their production of the classic musical 42nd Street (July 6 - 15, 2018 at Tempe Center for the Arts, in Tempe AZ.) (more...)
BWW Review: LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES at Herberger Theater Center BWW Review: LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES at Herberger Theater Center
by Lee Cooley on April 16, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

If you've ever wondered what kind of music led to The British Invasion of the 1960s, go see LOW DOWN DIRTY BLUES, now through April 22 at the Herberger Theater in Phoenix, Ariz. (more...)
SMTC Brings Back Hit IRVING BERLIN Revue SMTC Brings Back Hit IRVING BERLIN Revue
by BWW News Desk on April 16, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Scottsdale Musical Theater Company presents the return of their original, world-premiere musical, That Irving Berlin Thing - a two-act revue featuring over 40 of the legend's most notable - and rarely-heard - songs. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 15
by Audition Roundup on April 15, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 15, 2018 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Photo Flash: Limelight Performing Arts Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Photo Flash: Limelight Performing Arts Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by BWW News Desk on April 14, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Limelight Performing Arts presents "Thoroughly Modern Millie," a madcap adventure filled with fun-loving flappers, dashing gentlemen, and a devious villainess audiences will love to hate. The show runs April 11-22, 2018. (more...)
Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Arizona Broadway Theatre Presents THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk on April 13, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

An Arizona regional premiere! Based on one of the bestselling?books of the 20th century (and later adapted into the 1995 feature film starring Meryl Streep and Clint?Eastwood), The Bridges of Madison County features a Tony Award-winning score by Jason Robert Brown.?Experience this timeless tale of yearning and desire set in America's heartland. One of the most romantic stories of?our time, this powerful Broadway musical is an?unforgettable love story of two soulmates caught between?'what is' versus 'what could have been.'  (more...)
BWW Review: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre BWW Review: IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
by Lee Cooley on April 13, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Adapting a classic film to the stage is no easy task. IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT director Erica Parrish found it 'a challenge, but lots of fun.' (more...)
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens At Hale Centre Theatre THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Opens At Hale Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Hale Centre Theatre's season continues with the opening of a top-notch revival of Oscar Wilde's endlessly entertaining comedy The Importance of Being Earnest.  Directed by Cambrian James, this sparkling comedy which the London Telegraph calls "the most perfect comedy in the English language" plays April 5 through May 12, 2018.  Tickets are $32.00 and are on sale now to the general public. Discounts are available for children and groups of 10 or more. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/12 - LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW Special on April 13, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

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 LOVE NEVER DIES, FINDING NEVERLAND, FUN HOME, and More! (more...)
Co-Artistic Director Of The Bridge Initiative Bids Farewell To Arizona Theatre Community With Lauren Gunderson's NATURAL SHOCKS Co-Artistic Director Of The Bridge Initiative Bids Farewell To Arizona Theatre Community With Lauren Gunderson's NATURAL SHOCKS
by BWW News Desk on April 12, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

On Friday, April 20th, the 19th anniversary of Columbine and the day of the National School Walkout, The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre and Tempe Center for the Arts will present a staged reading of Natural Shocks, a national campaign of theatre activism against gun violence written by Lauren Gunderson. (more...)
TheaterWorks Presents Family Favorite THE LITTLE MERMAID TheaterWorks Presents Family Favorite THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Based on one of Hans Christian Andersen's most beloved stories and the classic animated film, Disney's The Little Mermaid is a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. With music by eight-time Academy Award winner, Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater and a compelling book by Doug Wright, this fishy fable will capture your heart with its irresistible songs, including "Under the Sea," "Kiss the Girl" and "Part of Your World." (more...)
WRITE NOW 2019 Now Accepting Submissions! WRITE NOW 2019 Now Accepting Submissions!
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

The Write Now Festival is now accepting scripts for its Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) playwriting competition. Finalists will receive cash prizes and a weeklong workshop with teams of professional directors and dramaturges drawn from around the country. The works will then be presented in rehearsed readings at Write Now 2019, which will be hosted by Childsplay and held February 14-17, 2019 in Tempe, Ariz. (more...)
Students Take Center Stage At Arts Education Showcase Students Take Center Stage At Arts Education Showcase
by BWW News Desk on April 11, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

Young people are increasingly finding their voices and speaking out. And Scottsdale Arts encourages creative expression through the arts annually during the Arts Education Showcase, happening this year on Thursday, May 3, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
BWW Review: Arizona Opera Presents DAS RHEINGOLD ~ Grandeur And Majesty In Scale And Scope BWW Review: Arizona Opera Presents DAS RHEINGOLD ~ Grandeur And Majesty In Scale And Scope
by Herbert Paine on April 11, 2018 in Phoenix Metro

With brilliant flashes of imagination and innovation, Arizona Opera's production of DAS RHEINGOLD, under the visionary direction of Brian Staufenbiel, is an entirely engaging and enthralling theatrical experience. David Murakami's digital wizardry is amazing. The cast is tremendous. Final chance to see the production: at Tucson Music Hall, April 14th and 15th. (more...)