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Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)
Greasepaint Presents THE PAJAMA GAME Next Month Greasepaint Presents THE PAJAMA GAME Next Month
by BWW News Desk on August 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Greasepaint Theatre presents the musical, THE PAJAMA GAME, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, with book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. The show runs September 1 through September 10, 2017 at Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. 2nd St. in Scottsdale. (more...)
Black Theatre Troupe presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Black Theatre Troupe presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk on August 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Race, rage and civil rights are at the heart of this acclaimed, deeply personal story by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Angels in America, Tony Kushner, in CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, produced by Black Theatre Troupe, September 15-30, 2017, directed by David J. Hemphill, with musical direction by Brenda Hankins and choreographed by Laurie Trygg. (more...)
BWW TV: Eerie New Trailer for THE WOMAN IN BLACK at Playhouse on the Park BWW TV: Eerie New Trailer for THE WOMAN IN BLACK at Playhouse on the Park
by BroadwayWorld TV on August 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

In this thrilling adaptation of Susan Hill's horror novella, set on a lonely English moor, near an isolated causeway, a traumatized man recruits an actor to help him exorcise the ghost of the Woman in Black. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to share a creepy new trailer for the show, coming to Playhouse on the Park this Halloween season! (more...)
'Goats' and 'Goldilocks' Come to Great AZ Puppet Theater 'Goats' and 'Goldilocks' Come to Great AZ Puppet Theater
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

'THE THREE BILLY GOATS GRUFF': There's a lot of audience participation and musical fun in this story of three very determined goats and one very mean, very hungry troll! (more...)
BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents [sic] BWW Review: Mesa Encore Theatre Presents [sic]
by Herbert Paine on August 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Melody Knudson, David Magadan, Chavez Benally deliver moving performances in Melissa James Gibson's [sic] at Mesa Encore Theatre. An ingenious construction of a play, colored with the playwright's characteristic lively, literate, and provocative dialogue, focusing on three souls seeking meaning, connection and fulfillment. (more...)
THE WOMAN IN BLACK Terrifies Audiences at the Playhouse on the Park This Halloween Season THE WOMAN IN BLACK Terrifies Audiences at the Playhouse on the Park This Halloween Season
by BWW News Desk on August 14, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

In this thrilling adaptation of Susan Hill's horror novella, set on a lonely English moor, near an isolated causeway, a traumatized man recruits an actor to help him exorcise the ghost of the Woman in Black. (more...)
Mesa Encore Theater Offers Free Reading of NO EXIT Mesa Encore Theater Offers Free Reading of NO EXIT
by BWW News Desk on August 13, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Two women and one man are locked up together for eternity in one hideous room in hell. The windows are bricked up; there are no mirrors; the electric lights can never be turned off; and there is no exit. (more...)
Sedona Women's Institute's Power of Sisterhood Conference Rescheduled to 2018 Sedona Women's Institute's Power of Sisterhood Conference Rescheduled to 2018
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

???????Scheduling conflicts impacting Sedona Women's Institute's two-day Power of Sisterhood Conference have resulted in rescheduling the conference to a date to be determined in 2018. (more...)
Goldenstein Gallery's Susan Makara Featured in Kathmandu Goldenstein Gallery's Susan Makara Featured in Kathmandu
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Goldenstein Gallery artist Susan Makara's fascination with cairns began during a trip to Sedona, Arizona in 2000. She never imagined that a morning excursion would take her paintings around the globe including becoming the favored piece at the United States Embassy in Kathmandu, Nepal. (more...)
BWW Previews: Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Phoenix Theatre BWW Previews: Cast Announced for MAMMA MIA! at Phoenix Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West on August 11, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Kicking off Phoenix Theatre's 2017/2018 season with the unforgettable songs of ABBA, MAMMA MIA! follows Sophie and her journey to find the identity of her father, while her mother, Donna, comes face to face with three men from her romantic past. What Sophie hopes to be a joyful reunion before her wedding quickly turns hilariously complicated. (more...)
The Lynn Arriale Trio, Tim Berne's Snakeoil and More Set for The Nash This September The Lynn Arriale Trio, Tim Berne's Snakeoil and More Set for The Nash This September
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Nash announces its calendar of shows for September including The Lynn Arriale Trio with Lewis Nash, performing on Sept. 14th. Other highlights include Tim Berne's Snakeoil on Sept. 22, with 'jazz matinees' on Sept. 10th with Francine Reed and Dr. Jesse McGuire on Sept. 17. (more...)
Arizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the Valley Arizona Musicfest 27th Season Brings Diverse Lineup of Exceptional Artists to the Valley
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The 27th annual Arizona Musicfest festival season brings a diverse lineup of exceptional artists to Valley audiences from country superstars Mary Chapin Carpenter and Lee Ann Womack to Broadway legends Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune, and from famed singer/pianist Michael Feinstein to internationally celebrated Pink Martini and the iconic bandleader/trumpeter Doc Severinsen. (more...)
Black Theatre Troupe presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Black Theatre Troupe presents CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Black Theatre Troupe opens its 2017/18 Season with a powerhouse production of the Tony-nominated musical, Caroline, or Change. Written by Tony Kushner with music by Jeanine Tesori, Caroline, or Change is set during the height of the 1960s Civil Rights era and features an ultra-melodic score, combining doo-wop, Motown, R & B and 60s girl bands, all backed by a 15-piece live orchestra.   (more...)
Hale Theatre Opens New Season with a Spectacular Musical Hale Theatre Opens New Season with a Spectacular Musical
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Hale Centre Theatre in Gilbert opens its 2017-2018 season on August 25th with the spectacular Broadway musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. The endearing Bible story tells the epic saga of Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob in the Book of Genesis. Joseph is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams and given a coat of many colors. Unfortunately, he is the object of severe envy to his brothers who plot to kill him, but end up selling him into slavery instead. (more...)
MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra Season MusicaNova Orchestra Announces 2017-18 Orchestra Season
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

MusicaNova Orchestra announces its 2017/18 Season, the 15th year of performing distinctive and exceptional works of classical music.  In addition to its four symphonic concerts, the Orchestra also presents free community concerts and showcases young musicians throughout the season. (more...)
T.A. Burrows to Return to Theater Works with LEGENDS OF SONG T.A. Burrows to Return to Theater Works with LEGENDS OF SONG
by BWW News Desk on August 11, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

T.A. Burrows has created, written and produced a totally original production, Legends of Song showing August 11-13. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 8/11 - CHICAGO, KILL LOCAL, 42ND STREET, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on August 11, 2017 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 Chicago, Kill Local, 42nd Street, and More! (more...)
Phoenix Chorale Announces 2017-18 Season Phoenix Chorale Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 10, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Phoenix Chorale has announced its 2017/18 Season. The acclaimed GRAMMY winning Chorale will kick off the season with 'Bruffy's Best' a celebration of the incredible tenure of outgoing Artistic Director Charles Bruffy.  (more...)
Announcing THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH: Traveling from the Page to the Stage! Announcing THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH: Traveling from the Page to the Stage!
by BWW News Desk on August 09, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Phantom Tollbooth's fantastical adventures and quirky characters will soon leap from the page to the stage, as the beloved children's book opens Childsplay's 41st season of theatre for young audiences. Using puppets, mysteriously fun set design and stellar projections, Milo, Tock the Watchdog, and The Humbug will come to life at Tempe Center for the Arts Sept. 17 through Oct. 15, 2017, Saturdays at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Sundays at 1 p.m. (more...)
Plays and Films Chosen for Festival at Tempe Center for the Arts Plays and Films Chosen for Festival at Tempe Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Bridge Initiative: Women in Theatre is partnering with Tempe Center for the Arts to offer The Bechdel Test Fest, Saturday and Sunday, September 9th and 10th, at Tempe Center for the Arts. The festival offerings include a panel discussion, play readings, film screenings, children's workshops, music, and more. The plays and films are created by Arizona talent and pass the Bechdel Test: Two female-identifying characters who have a conversation with each other about something other than a man. (more...)
Center Dance Ensemble Announces 17-18 Season Center Dance Ensemble Announces 17-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on August 07, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Center Dance Ensemble and Artistic Director Fran Smith Cohen announce the company's 29th season for 2017/18 at the Herberger Theater Center. Center Dance Ensemble performs dance in the classical modern style, with four distinct performances, each telling enlightening and entertaining stories through movement.   (more...)
BWW Review: RICHARD RODGERS Tribute Is A Resounding Delight BWW Review: RICHARD RODGERS Tribute Is A Resounding Delight
by Herbert Paine on August 07, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The spirit of Richard Rodgers remains alive and well as Lynn Timmons Edwards and fellow vocalists Jeanie Carroll and Christy Welty, accompanied by pianist Charly Spining and narrator Bob Edwards, deliver a rousing and inspired tribute in RICHARD RODGERS IN SONG & STORY. (more...)
Theatre Artists Studio Kicks Off Season with THE CEMETERY CLUB Theatre Artists Studio Kicks Off Season with THE CEMETERY CLUB
by BWW News Desk on August 06, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Cemetery Club tells the heartwarming story of three widows in Forest Hills, Queens. They are the surviving half of three sets of long-time best friends. Once a month the three women meet to pay their respects to their husbands, who are all buried in the same cemetery. But when the ritual is invaded by a living, breathing man, these three lively friends face the realities of their own futures as well as a test of true friendship. (more...)
BWW Blog: Awards, Nominations, and Casting? Emma Suttell's Reflection on Her 2016-17 Season BWW Blog: Awards, Nominations, and Casting? Emma Suttell's Reflection on Her 2016-17 Season
by Emma Suttell on August 06, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

With a summer that quickly flew by, and a new season approaching, I decided that now would be a good time to take a quick break from my usual interviews and talk a bit about what I've been up to this past season. (more...)