String of Pearls

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
Theatre production company Parity Productions has released its monthly list of Qualifying Productions for October - their popular directory of New York City shows in which the individual creative teams include 50 percent women and transgender artists (directors, designers, and playwrights).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017
Matthew Brennan, director of Encore Theatre's new production of Sweeney Todd, has been driving the Dexter-based company's staff a little crazy in recent months.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
Written by former psychotherapist, Matthew Campling, the world premiere production of The Secondary Victim explores the growing world of blame culture within psychotherapy in private practice. Inspired by real life experiences and with insider insights into an increasing problem for the profession, this new production directed by Matthew Gould explores the vulnerability of counsellors in the age of accusation.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
Roll out the red carpet! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati begins the 2017-2018 Season in its newly renovated theatre with the charming regional premiere of This Random World, a wistful drama by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. This funny, intimate, and heartbreaking story about the power of chance takes audiences on a journey of self-discovery. Playing October 10-November 4, 2017. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Production sponsor is the Otto M. Budig Family Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017
For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017
For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
The legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra from New York will perform one night only in Kansas City as they tour the world, bringing timeless classics such as In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls, and Tuxedo Junction to the stage. Even seventy-five years after the founding of this famous orchestra, Glenn Miller's music is alive and well.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017
Written by former psychotherapist, Matthew Campling, the world premiere production of The Secondary Victim explores the growing world of blame culture within psychotherapy in private practice. Inspired by real life experiences and with insider insights into an increasing problem for the profession, this new production directed by Matthew Gould explores the vulnerability of counsellors in the age of accusation. The official press night will be on Wednesday 15th November at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017
Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017
Sundance Institute today announced a characteristically diverse and eclectic slate of projects that will be developed at their Theatre Lab, July 14-30 at Sundance Resort in Utah. The Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community, and for nearly four decades has creatively supported projects including Indecent, Appropriate, Fun Home and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder.
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 31, 2017
Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street arrived at the Skylight Music Theatre last weekend to dazzle audiences with the American songwriter's brilliant, exquisite lyrics and melodies complimented by Hugh Wheeler's book.  A story resurrected from an old three penny publication titled 'String of Pearls' adapted from a 1976 Christopher Bond play retells dark, almost demonic yet ultimately redemptive tale revealing the horrors of revenge and the power of love through this award winning musical with songs such as "Johanna," "Pretty Women," and "By the Sea." 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
Audiences are invited to take a sentimental journey when the 1940s musical revue "In The Mood" returns to Bucks County Playhouse for a limited engagement, March 21-25. "In the Mood" is being presented as part of the Playhouse's Visiting Artist Series.
by Alan Portner - Mar 31, 2018
An outstanding cast opened Kansas City Repertory Theatre's new production of Steven Sondheim's 1979 'Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street' at the Spencer Theater on the UMKC campus. KC Rep Artistic Director Eric Rosen does more than justice to Sondheim's incredible operatic score and the dynamic libretto by Hugh Wheeler.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017
 IN THE MOOD, a song and dance celebration of the music of the fabulous 1930s & 40s Big Band era. The great melodies, lyrics and jazzy orchestrations of this era virtually moved the nations spirit and became the sentimental soundtrack of the world. It was a time that all Americans were listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With a sensational 13 piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and a fabulous IN THE MOOD Singers and Dancers cast, the great melodies are given full respect at the Spencer Theater Friday, March 10 at 7 p.m. in a two-act production sponsored in-part by Ron & Sandra Carroll. Excellent seats start at just $39. Call the Spencer Box Office at 575.336.4800 or www.spencertheater.com for tickets and information.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017
Primary Stages has announced its complete 2017/18 Season, which will kick off in Fall 2017 with THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD, written by Scott Carter ('Real Time with Bill Maher') and directed by Kimberly Senior (Disgraced).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017
Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) closes its 31st season with a trip to Ireland in the regional premiere of Bloomsday by award-winning playwright Steven Dietz. Set against the backdrop of James Joyce's groundbreaking modernist novel Ulysses, an American man searches for the Irish woman who first captured his heart 35 years earlier during a Bloomsday walking tour in Dublin. This lyrical, intriguing drama transports audiences into a world of history, humor, and heartache to explore a love affair that might have been. Playing April 4-23, 2017. Directed by Michael Evan Haney.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018
Do you hate your job? Ever fantasise about doing something different, maybe something exotic or even xxx? Crossing the Line invites you to meet Shayne, a greying 40-something Londoner whose job has most of the attributes of any other,- long hours, tiring work, varying levels of satisfaction and sometimes interesting (though mostly annoying) clientele. By allowing the audience to follow the way he lives his day-to-day life as a paid up, card carrying member of the 'oldest profession on earth,' Shayne hopes to expose the dark, murky underbelly of the male escort industry for what it really is, - a way to pay the bills. Based on real-life stories from those in the trade, Crossing the Line is a casual meta-comedy that promises to give you your money's worth.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017
IN THE MOOD, A 1940s Big Band Music Revue presented by Turnaround Artists will appear at The Playhouse on Rodney Square for two shows on Thursday, April 6 at 2PM & 7:30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
PERRY LAYLON OJEDA , after a hit run at Palm Springs' Coachella Valley Rep and a string of high profile cruise ship performances, returns to Upstairs at Vitello's singing The Songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the legendary and longest running creative partnership in American Theatre History.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017
North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017
There's a new tonsorial parlor setting up shop at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer, and the proprietor possesses skills that can best be described as cutthroat. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the brilliant Tony Award-winning musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book), opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on July 14, following a specially priced preview on July 13. This deliciously macabre and witty tale of a throat-slitting barber and his enterprising accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who grinds his victims into meat pies, runs through August 6. Clive Cholerton directs and Emmanuel Schvartzman, making his PBD debut, is the musical director.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017
Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that both season subscriptions and individual show tickets are available for the popular Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017
Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors. The Lab, which runs through July 30 at the Sundance Resort in Utah, is supervised by Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, and is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round work with the theatre community. It's one of 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017
Sundance Institute's Theatre Lab kicks off today with the announcement of this year's participating acting company and creative advisors.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017
North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017
North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017
There's a new tonsorial parlor setting up shop at Palm Beach Dramaworks this summer, and the proprietor possesses skills that can best be described as cutthroat. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, the brilliant Tony Award-winning musical thriller by Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and Hugh Wheeler (book), opens at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre on July 14, following a specially priced preview on July 13. This deliciously macabre and witty tale of a throat-slitting barber and his enterprising accomplice, Mrs. Lovett, who grinds his victims into meat pies, runs through August 6. Clive Cholerton directs and Emmanuel Schvartzman, making his PBD debut, is the musical director.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
Westchester Broadway Theatre has announced its upcoming special shows. Scroll down for details!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
The cast for Playhouse on Park's production of Intimate Apparel, written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, has been announced. Opening night is Friday, February 16 with a complimentary wine and cheese reception at 7pm, followed by the show at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series will present four music-packed shows during February and March 2018. Individual show tickets can be purchased by phone at +1 561-237-9000, online at events/lynn.edu, or at the box office.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018
Step back in time and celebrate the music of the 1930s & '40s Big Band era with In The Mood on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 8:00PM at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018
Step back in time and celebrate the music of the 1930s & '40s Big Band era with In The Mood on Monday, February 5, 2018 at 8:00PM at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017
The Glenn Miller Orchestra plays at the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts on Florida State College at Jacksonville's South Campus (11901 Beach Blvd.) today, January 12 at 7:30 p.m. for one performance only.
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jan 11, 2018
A sneak peek at the next 6 months of Midlands theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017
To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Melbourne in celebration of 23 years on tour. Hop aboard the 'Chattanooga Choo Choo' to 'Tuxedo Junction' and get 'In The Mood' for a 'Moonlight Serenade.' In the Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, The Andrews Sisters, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the '40s.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018
A special Tuesday matinee of Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel has been scheduled for February 27 at 2pm. All tickets for this event are priced at $22.50, all seats reserved.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018
Lynn University and Producer Jan McArt, director of theatre arts program development, today announced that the Libby Dodson's Live at Lynn Theatre Series will conclude the 2017-2018 season with two memorable, music-packed shows in March. Individual show tickets can be purchased by phone at +1 561-237-9000, online at events/lynn.edu, or at the box office.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017
Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
C elebrated as one of the most inf l uential musicians and composers of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein ushered in an era of m ajor cultural transition. He led the way in advocating an open attitude about what constituted good music, actively bridging the gap between classical music, B r oadway musicals, jazz and rock, and he seized new media for its potential to reach diverse communities of listeners, young and old. Longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic, renowned composer of works for the concert hall and Broadway stage, glamoro us television personality, virtuosic pianist and committed educator, Bernstein was an extravagantly gifted musician with a common touch. He maintained a life - long focus on advocating for social justice, notably civil rights at home and peace around the wor ld. To celebrate the maestro's 100th birthday, Segerstrom Center is pleased to present a tribute to the musical theater masterpieces Bernstein created while honoring the scope and reach of his genius.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017
Primary Stages has announced that tickets are on sale today for the final two productions of their 2017/18 season: the World Premiere of A WALK WITH MR. HEIFETZ, written by James Inverne and directed by Andrew Leynse; and FEEDING THE DRAGON, written and performed by Sharon Washington and directed by Maria Mileaf, and presented in a co-production with Hartford Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016
To the delight of fans of the American Big Bands and the Big Band era, the brassy, all-singing, all-dancing, all-American 1940s musical revue, In The Mood is coming to Fresno in celebration of 23 years on tour.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017
Complete with the String of Pearls Orchestra and the IN THE MOOD Singers & Dancers, IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical revue creates a nostalgic atmosphere that transports the audience back in time a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music. IN THE MOOD Returns To The Duke Energy Center on Thursday, January 25 at 7:30pm. Tickets go on sale Friday, December 15 at 10am. For tickets visit the Duke Energy Center Box Office or DukeEnergyCenterRaleigh.com.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
The Philly POPS will hold its fifth annual POPS Ball on September 14 at the Hyatt at the Bellevue.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017
North Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce a revue featuring four actors, a piano and 28 of Lehrer's satirical songs, written in the 1950s and 1960s and known for their 'witty naughtiness'.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
PRIMARY STAGES (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director; Casey Childs, Founder) is proud to announce a special talkback for FEEDING THE DRAGON with guest Colman Domingo following the performance on Sunday, April 15, 2018.
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2017
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by Ronn Burton - Apr 3, 2017
Lyric Theatre continues its 2017 Season with the Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning I AM MY OWN WIFE, a one-man show starring familiar Lyric performer Matthew Alvin Brown. Brown portrays over 30 characters, utilizing a myriad of accents and dialects, to tell the engrossing true story of of a 20th Century antique collector, who also happened to be a communist informant, secret gay nightclub owner, and self-proclaimed transvestite. This story is an important one - especially significant with transgender rights being so politicized at the moment; yet in Brown and Baron's capable hands, a veritably entertaining evening at the theatre … not to be missed.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will slay audiences at Atlanta Opera next June, starring Tony Award winner Shuler Hensley in his company debut in the title role. Meredith Arwady will sing the role of Mrs. Lovett.