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Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 2/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 2/20/2018
by BWW on February 20, 2018 in San Antonio

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/20/2018 for San Antonio (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/16 - HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by BWW Special on February 16, 2018 in San Antonio

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 HUNCHBACK, HAMILTON, FRANKENSTEIN, and More! (more...)
San Antonio Book Festival presents The Moth Mainstage at Majestic Theatre San Antonio Book Festival presents The Moth Mainstage at Majestic Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 14, 2018 in San Antonio

??????? The San Antonio Book Festival (SABF) brings back the popular storytelling showcase The Moth Mainstage to the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) on Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7PM as part of the 6th annual Book Festival weekend. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)
Bill Burr Adds Second Show Majestic Theatre Bill Burr Adds Second Show Majestic Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 13, 2018 in San Antonio

???????Due to demand, comedian Bill Burr has added an additional performance at the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) on Saturday, March 31 at 10PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 16 at 1PM. (more...)
Gipsy Kings Come to Majestic Theatre, 5/16 Gipsy Kings Come to Majestic Theatre, 5/16
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in San Antonio

???????Melding deep-heated flamenco, rumba, salsa, and pop to the tune of 20 million albums sold, The Gipsy Kings perform live at the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) in San Antonio, TX on May 16, 2018 at 8PM. The Grammy Award-winning hit-makers behind "Bomboleo" celebrate in their very own, blistering tradition - taking audiences back to the south of France with flamenco guitars and booming Spanish vocals. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 16 at NOON. (more...)
Kat Edmonson to Headline Empire Theatre Kat Edmonson to Headline Empire Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 12, 2018 in San Antonio

???????Songwriter, vocalist, and Texas native Kat Edmonson is bringing her signature jazz style to the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. St. Mary's St.) in San Antonio, TX on May 21, 2018 at 7:30PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 16 at 11AM.  (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/9 - DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on February 09, 2018 in San Antonio

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 DOGFIGHT, MOTOWN, WAITRESS and More! (more...)
BWW Interview: Taylor Gray as Jerry Lee Lewis in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on Tour BWW Interview: Taylor Gray as Jerry Lee Lewis in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET on Tour
by Kathy Strain on February 07, 2018 in San Antonio

In a recording studio in Memphis, Tennessee on a chilly December evening, four musicians came together for a visit and an impromptu jam session. That jam session at the famed Sun Record Studios would go down in history because the four musicians have become known as some of the greatest musicians in history. The four were Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley. The evening was recorded by Sam Philips of Sun Record Studios and it was an evening that will never be forgotten for those in attendance. Currently on tour, the MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET relives that evening and includes many songs that have become so memorable for so many. As the show makes a stop in San Antonio at the Tobin Center, BWW caught up with Taylor Gray who portrays Jerry Lee Lewis to get his perspective on playing Jerry Lee Lewis and how performing in the show has impacted his life. (more...)
HAMILTON to Anchor 2018 – 2019 Broadway in San Antonio Season - Twenty-Nine Tony Awards, One Impressive New Season! HAMILTON to Anchor 2018 – 2019 Broadway in San Antonio Season - Twenty-Nine Tony Awards, One Impressive New Season!
by BWW News Desk on February 07, 2018 in San Antonio

The Majestic Theatre announced its line-up of shows for the 2018-2019 North Park Lexus Broadway in San Antonio Season (BISA). HAMILTON anchors the season with a three week run, May 7-26, 2019. With eight productions, the season includes a mixture of Blockbuster Tony Award®-winners, five market premieres and returning audience favorites. (more...)
ANAMOLY - Magic And More with Illusionist Robby Bennett Comes to Empire Theatre, 3/31 ANAMOLY - Magic And More with Illusionist Robby Bennett Comes to Empire Theatre, 3/31
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 2018 in San Antonio

???????Magic's "leading man" Robby Bennett brings a new show to the Alamo City with amazing illusions, plenty of laughs, acrobatics, and more at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre (226 N. St. Mary's St.) on March 31, 2018 at 4PM & 7:30PM. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)
Photo Flash: The Classic Theatre presents BLESS ME, ULTIMA Photo Flash: The Classic Theatre presents BLESS ME, ULTIMA
by BWW News Desk on February 05, 2018 in San Antonio

Latinx communities have long been left out of U.S. and Latin American histories. Latinos in the U.S often don't know their own histories because Latinx history and literature is often not part of their schooling experiences. There are so many ways that literature for youth functions as a way of recovering those lost histories and keeping them in view of young audiences, who may not hear them otherwise. We must consider the reality that ethnic and Latinx Studies have been banned in states in the Southwest and continue to struggle for representation throughout the U.S. educational pipeline. It is important to tell these stories in a city with such a large population who would benefit from it. (more...)
Broadway, Hollywood Veterans Join Nexus Musical Theatre Camp Broadway, Hollywood Veterans Join Nexus Musical Theatre Camp
by BWW News Desk on February 02, 2018 in San Antonio

Josh Bergasse and Dave Clemmons will join the award-winning musical theater faculty at Texas State University to conduct master classes for Nexus, a two-week intensive college prep summer camp designed for high school students. (more...)
BWW Interview: J. Daughtry as Harpo in THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour BWW Interview: J. Daughtry as Harpo in THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour
by Kathy Strain on February 01, 2018 in San Antonio

THE COLOR PURPLE is the story of a young girl named Celie who must overcome so many trials and troubles of growing up an African American girl in Georgia at the beginning of the 20th Century. She must navigate all of her personal problems while protecting the women around her. One important character in the story was Harpo, who stands beside the women and wants to not allow the past traditions impede his desire to protect all women. J. Daughtry currently plays the part of Harpo on the North American Tour of THE COLOR PURPLE. BWW caught up with Daughtry as the show prepares to open in San Antonio. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/2 - WAITRESS, LES MIS, PRISCILLA, and More!
by BWW Special on February 02, 2018 in San Antonio

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 LES MIS, WAITRESS, PRSCILLA, and More! (more...)
ATG and John Gore Continue Broadway Across America Program in San Antonio and New Orleans ATG and John Gore Continue Broadway Across America Program in San Antonio and New Orleans
by BWW News Desk on January 30, 2018 in San Antonio

The world's two leading theatre companies, Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) (Mark Cornell, Group CEO; Stephen Lewin, CEO, North America; Kristin Caskey, Executive Vice President of Content & Creative, North America), and the John Gore Organization (John Gore, Chairman & CEO; Miles Wilkin, Vice Chairman; Lauren Reid, Chief Operating Officer), are delighted to announce that they have agreed to extend Broadway Across America (BAA)'s agreement to present first class touring Broadway shows at ATG's Majestic Theater in San Antonio and Saenger Theater in New Orleans. (more...)
Olivia Newton-John to Perform at Majestic Theatre Olivia Newton-John to Perform at Majestic Theatre
by BWW News Desk on January 29, 2018 in San Antonio

Internationally recognized four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, actress, and community activist Olivia Newton-John performs live in concert at the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) in San Antonio, TX on March 23, 2018 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, February 2 at 10AM. (more...)
New Artistic Director Announced At The Classic Theatre! New Artistic Director Announced At The Classic Theatre!
by BWW News Desk on January 26, 2018 in San Antonio

The Classic Theatre of San Antonio is delighted to name Kelly Hilliard Roush as Executive and Artistic Director, a new role for the company. Roush has been the Executive Director since June of 2015, and now steps into the role of Artistic Director as well, following co-founders/co-Artistic Directors Diane Malone and Allan S. Ross. Malone and Ross, along with co-founders Terri Pena Ross and Rick Malone, will continue to provide board and staff support through the newly formed Classic Advisory Board. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/26 - HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/26 - HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW Special on January 26, 2018 in San Antonio

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 HAMLET, CABARET, CHICAGO, and More! (more...)
Diana Krall Comes to the Majestic Theatre, 6/21 Diana Krall Comes to the Majestic Theatre, 6/21
by BWW News Desk on January 23, 2018 in San Antonio

Multiple Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall continues with the 4th North American leg of her international Turn Up The Quiet World Tour, including a stop in San Antonio, TX at the Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) on June 21, 2018 at 8PM. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 26 at 11AM. (more...)
San Antonio Symphony Names an Interim Executive Director, Karina Bharne San Antonio Symphony Names an Interim Executive Director, Karina Bharne
by BWW News Desk on January 22, 2018 in San Antonio

The San Antonio Symphony (SAS) just announced that Karina Bharne has been appointed as the Interim Executive Director, effective immediately. In addition to management of orchestra operations, Bharne will lead the administrative staff of the symphony under the Symphony Society of San Antonio (SSSA). (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 1/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in San Antonio - Week of 1/20/2018
by BWW on January 20, 2018 in San Antonio

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2018 for San Antonio (more...)
Nashville's Geoffrey Nauffts to Workshop New Musical SWITCHED at Texas State University Nashville's Geoffrey Nauffts to Workshop New Musical SWITCHED at Texas State University
by BWW News Desk on January 19, 2018 in San Antonio

Award winning writer Geoffrey Nauffts will workshop his new musical at Texas State University as part of The Harrison/Bowman New Works Commission, funded in part by The Stillwater Foundation. Switched is a new musical with book by Geoffrey Nauffts and music and lyrics by Jonatha Brooke. The workshop will be directed by Tony nominated director Sheryl Kaller. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/19 - HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 1/19 - HAIRSPRAY, RAGTIME, WAITRESS, and More!
by BWW Special on January 19, 2018 in San Antonio

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 Book of Mormon, Waitress, Love Never Dies, and More! (more...)
Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards; Fredericksburg Theater Co Wins Best Theater! Winners Announced For The 2017 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Awards; Fredericksburg Theater Co Wins Best Theater!
by BWW News Desk on January 16, 2018 in San Antonio

The votes have been counted... Check out the fill list of winners for the 2017 BWW Regional Awards! (more...)
BWW Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour in San Antonio BWW Review: ROGERS & HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA on Tour in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain on January 15, 2018 in San Antonio

Many children growing up are given the opportunity to enjoy fairy tales and funny stories. One very popular show was always CINDERELLA. The story of the girl who lived in cinders with a mean stepmother and two stepsisters is the quindecennial story of rags to riches from sad to happy from hate to love! Rogers and Hammerstein created some wonderful music surrounding this story and it has been enjoyed by many generations. (more...)