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Tucson Jazz Festival Announces Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval and More Tucson Jazz Festival Announces Sheila E., Arturo Sandoval and More
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Thousands of jazz fans from Phoenix, Tucson and all across the country will converge on Tucson as the city welcomes the 4th annual jazz festival this January. Attendance is expected to hit 20,000, making the festival one of the major jazz destinations in the country. (more...)
Photo Flash: NEWSIES Seizes the Day at Phoenix Theatre Photo Flash: NEWSIES Seizes the Day at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Disney Theatrical's beloved musical, Newsies, is a terrific show for the whole family! Inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 and based on the 1992 film, Newsies follows Jack Kelly and a rag-tag group of newsies as they take on the biggest names in publishing in a remarkable fight for justice and fair pay. Packed with show-stopping choreography and a Tony Award winning score by Alan Menken, (more...)
BWW Review: Lyric Opera Theatre Presents A NEW BRAIN BWW Review: Lyric Opera Theatre Presents A NEW BRAIN
by Herbert Paine on November 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Under the direction and choreography of Robert Kolby Harper, a cast of sparkling talents brings scads of oxygen and energy to William Finn's A NEW BRAIN the second featured production of ASU Lyric Opera Theatre's current season. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Leads as Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Phoenix Awards; Phoenix Theatre's BILLY ELLIOT Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Disney Channel And Broadway Star Anneliese Van Der Pol Joins SMTC's ANNIE Disney Channel And Broadway Star Anneliese Van Der Pol Joins SMTC's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Disney Channel and Broadway star Anneliese Van der Pol ( That's So Raven , Raven's Home , Broadway's Beauty and the Beast and the original cast of Vanities) will replace Heather Morris as Lily St. Regis in SMTC's upcoming production of Annie January 3 - 7, 2018. Morris had to back out of the production due to changes in the shooting schedule of an upcoming film project she's involved with. (more...)
BWW Previews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre BWW Previews: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre
by Lee Cooley on November 18, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

This year's melting pot production of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE @donbluththeatre starring Harmon Swartz and Erica Parrish! (more...)
Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces February 2018 Performances Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts Announces February 2018 Performances
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts has announced events for February 2018. See the full schedule below: (more...)
Season Finale of  Goldenstein Gallery's Acclaimed Coffee Talk Series Announced Season Finale of Goldenstein Gallery's Acclaimed Coffee Talk Series Announced
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

This weekend during the season finale of their acclaimed Artists Coffee Talk series, Goldenstein Gallery hosts artists Adele Seronde and and Reagan Word. Though they work in different mediums both are known for pieces that beckon the viewer into engaging with the surrounding world. The public is invited to visit with them this Saturday, November 18th, at Goldenstein Gallery at 9:30am. (more...)
Delve Into the Work of Marika Israelson with AWAKENING ARTISTRY at Creative Gateways Delve Into the Work of Marika Israelson with AWAKENING ARTISTRY at Creative Gateways
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

An artist's work is always evolving in response to their consciousness. In many ways their work is like a prism that gathers the light and then reflects the state of their inner world at the moment of creation. This is particularly true of emerging artist Marika Israelson. The weekend, November 17-19, artist's collective and gallery Creative Gateways spotlights her work with a special exhibit Awakening Artistry. Join them for an opening reception today the 17th from 5-8pm. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Coming off the huge success of his Netflix special Live From Seattle, Comedian Jo Koy will be launching a new tour starting 2018, which will include brand new material. (more...)
Celebrate The Holidays At Hale Centre Theatre Celebrate The Holidays At Hale Centre Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The holidays are that special time of year when our hearts are full of joy and we're happy to share the Christmas spirit with friends and family. To help you celebrate the joy of the season, Hale Centre Theatre of Gilbert presents its holiday classic A Christmas Carol for the 15th consecutive year. Acclaimed as the best Christmas show in the Valley, this year's 51 performances feature two stellar casts of veteran actors and singers. It is a spectacular, heart-warming version of Charles Dickens' classic tale of redemption magically brought to life on the Hale stage. The production is rich with traditional carols, stunning costumes and memorable characters guaranteed to enrich the holiday season for you and your family. Award-winning David Hale Dietlein again directs the production and promises theatre-goers a delightful holiday a treat. (more...)
Desert Stages Theatre to Hold Acting Workshops for Children and Teens Desert Stages Theatre to Hold Acting Workshops for Children and Teens
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Scottsdale Desert Stages Theatre (DST) announces special acting workshops for children and teens on Black Friday, November 24 at their new location at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall. (more...)
Delve Into the Work of Marika Israelson with AWAKENING ARTISTRY at Creative Gateways Delve Into the Work of Marika Israelson with AWAKENING ARTISTRY at Creative Gateways
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

An artist's work is always evolving in response to their consciousness. In many ways their work is like a prism that gathers the light and then reflects the state of their inner world at the moment of creation. This is particularly true of emerging artist Marika Israelson. The weekend, November 17-19, artist's collective and gallery Creative Gateways spotlights her work with a special exhibit Awakening Artistry. Join them for an opening reception on Friday the 17th from 5-8pm. (more...)
Herberger Theater Center Announces Partnership with Arizona Broadway Theatre, Arizona Opera and Childsplay Herberger Theater Center Announces Partnership with Arizona Broadway Theatre, Arizona Opera and Childsplay
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) announced yesterday it will join Arizona Opera and Childsplay as new resident companies of Herberger Theater Center (HTC) beginning with the 2018-2019 season. They will join current resident companies Arizona Theatre Company, Center Dance Ensemble and iTheatre Collaborative. These new companies will add to the extraordinary offerings of performing arts as the Herberger Theater Center fulfills its vision to provide and support significant and relevant experiences and to serve as a premier performance venue Where Audience Meets Art. (more...)
'Tis the Season with All Puppet Players' DIE HARD: A CHRISTMAS STORY 'Tis the Season with All Puppet Players' DIE HARD: A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

What do you get when you cross the definitive holiday action movie with All Puppet Players brand of fast, fury, funnied-frenzy? You get an instant holiday classic! (more...)
Theatre Artists Studio Presents Father and the Snow Queen Theatre Artists Studio Presents Father and the Snow Queen
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Need a little holiday spirit? Join The Studio December 1-17 for a fun-filled, interactive family show in the traditional style of The British Panto. Help Richard and Juliet as they venture through the magic cupboard to help save Father Christmas from the clutches of the wicked Snow Queen and her crafty servant, Modo. Their adventures with an assortment of vibrant characters make for a joyous and entertaining time for the whole family! (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 12
by Audition Roundup on November 12, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 12, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
BWW REVIEW: B3 Productions Presents TRUE BELIEVER And THE LAST CASTRATO BWW REVIEW: B3 Productions Presents TRUE BELIEVER And THE LAST CASTRATO
by Herbert Paine on November 10, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

B3 Productions presents a double bill of one-acters that feature riveting performances by Kim Lavelle in TRUE BELIEVER and Franc Gaxiola (THE LAST CASTRATO). Nailing down B3's distinctive niche as experimental provocative theatre. Gaxiola is masterful! (more...)
Phoenix Chorale to Tour A CHORALE CHRISTMAS Around the Valley This December Phoenix Chorale to Tour A CHORALE CHRISTMAS Around the Valley This December
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale brings its delightful annual holiday concerts, 'A Chorale Christmas,' around the Valley December 15-19. (more...)
ANNIE JR. Takes to the Stage Today, 11/10 at Gyder Theater ANNIE JR. Takes to the Stage Today, 11/10 at Gyder Theater
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

With its heartwarming story and a memorable score featuring such memorable and favorite tunes as Maybe, It's a Hard Knock Life, Tomorrow, Annie JR. is the perfect way for the whole family to enter into the holiday season. (more...)
Now & Then Creative Company to Launch with Modern Interpretation of MEDEA Now & Then Creative Company to Launch with Modern Interpretation of MEDEA
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Now & Then Creative Company, a new, non-profit theatre and film organization is kicking off its inaugural season with a contemporary interpretation of the Greek tragedy, 'Medea.' The play will run from November 10-19 at Metropolitan Arts Institute. (more...)
Scottsdale Casa Concerts Present Breakup Shoes and Matt Storrs Next Month Scottsdale Casa Concerts Present Breakup Shoes and Matt Storrs Next Month
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

Welcome to the inaugural show! Casa Concerts is an intimate RSVP (aka: get a ticket) living room show held on the second Today of each month at a private home in Scottsdale, AZ. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/10 - BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and More!
by BWW Special on November 10, 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 BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
THE RIVER BRIDE Opens Next Week at Arizona Theatre Company THE RIVER BRIDE Opens Next Week at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk on November 09, 2017 in Phoenix Metro

The River Bride, Marisela Trevi o Orta's poignant story of true love, regret, transformation and the struggle to stay true to your family and to yourself, will have its Arizona premiere at the Temple of Music & Art in Tucson from Oct. 21 to Nov. 16 and at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix from Nov. 11 to Dec. 3. (more...)