Dime a Dozen


Plaza 9 Music Hall

(New York, NY)
Plaza Hotel
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 8, 2017
In his second stop at St. Paul's Ordway Center, Justin Gregory Lopez plays Usnavi in IN THE HEIGHTS and in this interview, gives us fans a fun story about his early association with Lin-Manuel Miranda, his candid thoughts on living in Manhattan and respect for TC theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016
Finals are over, and twenty-year-old Claire Matthews can hardly wait to begin summer break until... she arrives home to an army of police swarming her parents' front lawn. Detective Reynolds delivers the dreadful news that the man and woman inside the home are dead, and Claire is forced to identify their mummified bloodless bodies. Her world comes to a grinding halt when she learns that it is her mother and father who are the deceased, and her younger brother, JJ, is nowhere to be found. The predator accused... a vampire. Claire is no stranger to vampires; in fact, these days' vamps are a dime a dozen. One-hundred-thirty years ago a vow was made, combining the two worlds. A vampire's survival no longer required a human sacrifice. Vampire Centers were created, offering human blood through transfusion; yet, why were her parents bled dry? Why now? What changed? Could a rogue vampire be responsible? Was it possible vampires, Nate and Parker, JJ's best friends, suddenly hungered for human blood? 'The Vow' is available in both print and ebook formats. Book Description: 'The Vow' By Laura Daleo Publisher: Story Bound Publishing Published: August 2016 ISBN: 978-0997846102 ASIN: B01KGI59H4 Pages: 238 Genre: Dark Fantasy, Vampire Fantasy About The Author: Laura Daleo was born and raised in San Diego, California where she majored in Fine Arts at Mesa College. She is best known for her love of animals and shares her home with three humorous Basset Hounds, Stuart, Morgan, and Dexter, her toughest critics. Laura has held positions in several industries, Restaurant, Telecom, Biotech, Research, and Retail. A creative writing class in junior high sparked her desire to tell stories. Throughout Laura's professional career, she crafted her writing skills by taking courses and by joining a writer's critique group and Writers Digest. She enjoys anything paranormal or urban fantasy related and writes in both genres for adults. Contact Information: Laura Daleo Email: laura.d.daleo (at) Website: Twitter: Facebook:
by Andria Tieman - Sep 23, 2016
The musical WICKED is officially 12 years old, but it isn't showing its age in the slightest.  If anything, in the current political climate, the far away Land of OZ feels more real than ever, and the political issues that drive Elphaba to become The Wicked Witch, draw a spooky parallel with current news stories.  That's not to say that this show is all doom and gloom, but rather just an incredibly smart prequel to the much-loved Wizard of Oz with some of the catchiest and most powerful songs ever.  Marry an excellent story with a phenomenally talented cast, fantastic sets and a powerful orchestra and you have a production that continues to amaze even through multiple viewings.  The national tour of Wicked has resulted in nearly 17 million people watching this show, and it's a pretty safe bet that most of those people would like to see it again.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013
The first season of BEAUTY QUEEN MURDERS premieres Tuesday, October 1 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery.
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 20, 2019
It may seem that productions of Tony winning musical Sunset Boulevard are a dime a dozen. But when it is playing at the exquisite John W. Engeman Theater, you know it is a must-see. Running through October 27th at the Northport venue, the show boasts a fantastic, affecting cast.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013
Cutting straight to the punch, Sylvester Stallone, who helped cast Andy Karl as Rocky Balboa in the upcoming Rocky musical on Broadway, raved about the star in a recent interview with the Associated Press.
by Blair Howell - Oct 19, 2018
In the roles of Sam and Molly at Magna's Empress Theatre staging of GHOST, Brock Dalgleish and Camille Crawley give bravura performances, seemingly unaware of the bland script and songs.
by Michael Quintos - Oct 17, 2018
Thank goodness my lack of knowledge of Russian playwright Anton Chekhov's library of theatrical plays and fictional stories didn't prevent me from enjoying Christopher Durang's wildly hilarious, Chekhov-inspired VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, a modern-set play that won the Tony Award for Best Play back in 2013. Apparently filled with casual allusions to past Chekhov works---from character names and one-off references to thematic motifs---the play does offer, at its core, a laugh-a-minute comedy about a dysfunctional trio of siblings trying to face the apparently troubling onset of middle age…and the possibility that they may not have done enough in their lives to deem it a satisfactory one. This undeniably funny production continues at Orange County's Tony-winning regional theater South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through October 21, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013
The first season of BEAUTY QUEEN MURDERS premieres tonight, October 1 at 10/9c only on Investigation Discovery.
by David Clarke - Nov 5, 2014
In 2003, she sang "I Saw Three Ships" on BROADWAY'S GREATEST GIFTS: CAROLS FOR A CURE, VOLUME V, and left her fans longing for a Christmas/holiday album. Finally, in 2014 our holiday wishes came true when Warner Brother's Records released her mirthfully charming HOLIDAY WISHES.
by Kathy Strain - Nov 27, 2013
In December, Donny and Marie are embarking on a tour to celebrate the season of Christmas and to share many aspects their Vegas show with many all over the country. I caught up with Donny as he was preparing to depart for the tour and asked him about the tour, Vegas and what it's like to be Donny Osmond.
by Emily McClanathan - Nov 18, 2018
In an era when stage adaptations of animated films are seemingly a dime a dozen, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has stood the test of time, and for good reason. When the 1991 Disney film was adapted for Broadway in 1994, composer Alan Menken nearly doubled the number of songs, and the additions that he wrote with lyricist Tim Rice are every bit as stunning as the originals (with lyrics by the late Howard Ashman). Further, Linda Woolverton's book for the musical lends depth to characters previously left underdeveloped in her film screenplay, especially the Beast and his household. Drury Lane Theatre's new production honors both the film and Broadway versions, but director Alan Souza and his creative team deliver a refreshingly original vision, giving the talented cast space to breathe new life into familiar characters. The result is a beautifully designed, thoughtfully staged, and strongly acted fairy tale that should delight audiences of all ages.
by Tory Gates - May 14, 2018
'It's always been something we've struggled with is how to define the music we make. It's not necessary to define it that way. Somebody can listen to it and enjoy it, and that's enough.'
by David Clarke - Mar 9, 2013
Comedies about Southern women talking are a dime a dozen. Most audiences cling to Robert Harling's STEEL MAGNOLIAS, imbued with healthy doses of both comedy and drama, as the quintessential Southern women play. However, Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten's DIXIE SWIM CLUB may start giving Robert Harling some competition.
by David Clarke - Mar 8, 2019
Musicals inspired by the Greek myths are a dime a dozen, and Marcus Stevens' and Oran Eldor's MYTHIC is just another entry in that overpopulated canon. Despite the overzealous ebullience and mirth laced into every track on MYTHIC (Original London Cast Recording), the recording offers nothing more than bland pop schmaltz.
by Scott Shipman - Mar 6, 2017
With the current production of this show at Austin Playhouse the company requires, or even demands, that the audience leave the theater with a multitude of thoughts whirling in their mind. I left the theater in two minds about what I have seen. There were elements and moments that viscerally affected me and gave me a multitude of things to think about, and there were also moments that just as noticeably didn't land for me, and that gave me a multitude of things to think about too.
by Jeff Davis - Mar 31, 2013
Actress Maureen O'Hara once said, "Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick. The trick is to have fun while you're performing it." As much as I love Ms. O'Hara, there seem to be a few tricks she's ignored. Though it's clear that the cast of City Theatre's current production of Moon Over Buffalo is having fun, they are unable to make Ken Ludwig's mediocre screwball comedy take off. While pratfalls are a dime a dozen, laughs seem hard to come by.
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 1, 2015
Let's just get right to it. There's a lot to like about much anticipated world premiere of John Kander and Greg Pierce's 'Kid Victory' at Signature Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2015
Investigation Discovery invites viewers to indulge in a new season of the guilty pleasure series, TABLOID, premiering tonight, June 6 at 10/9c.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
The world premiere of Immortal Longings at ZACH Theatre, the newest work by playwright and American Theatre Legend Terrence McNally starring Steven Epp as Sergei Pavlovich Diaghliev and Wyatt Fenner as Vaslav Nijinsky; directed by Peter Rothstein; and choreography by Kelli Foster Warder, will play The Topfer at ZACH.  Performances begin June 12 with an Official Opening date of June 20and running through July 14.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013
The possibilities on the web are truly limitless with blogging platforms and easy online plugin systems that allow users to customize and create just about any type of website they wish to have. Many parent bloggers have taken this to the next level, by branding themselves and earning money through blogging. Wayman Publishing and the authors of 'The Blogger's Survival Guide,' are proud sponsors of an upcoming blogfest that will feature these inspiring parent bloggers and offer them a chance at publication.
by Meghan Pearson - Jun 18, 2014
Unlike your high school sex-ed classes, Chlamydia dell'Arte is a sex-ed class you can actually laugh through. This adorable two-person comedy, written and performed by Meghann Williams and Gigi Naglak is creating quite the buzz for itself at Montreal's Fringe Festival.
by Review Roundups - Jun 14, 2013
?Let's see what the critics had to say...
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 1, 2017
Charlottesville-based LiveArts, one of central Virginia's premiere volunteer theatre companies, is taking on DEATH OF A SALESMAN, placing it in their intimate Gibson Theatre space to once again throw a spotlight on Willy's tattered American dream, running through June 4, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018
On behalf of the California Symphony board of directors, President Bill Armstrong announces Music Director Donato Cabrera and Executive Director Aubrey Bergauer have both agreed to separate contract extensions, effective August 1.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015
?Anniversary events for shows in Las Vegas are a dime a dozen, but for entertainer Gordie Brown, they are ideal for amassing family, friends, and fans, if only to have an excuse to throw a party. The longtime Las Vegas headliner will celebrate "Gordie at 1,740" on Thursday, August 20 at The Golden Nugget Las Vegas.
by Jeff Davis - Jul 27, 2013
Theatrical shows for children are a dime a dozen, but children's theater productions that can also please adults are as rare and unique as the musically inclined animals in The Bremen Town Musicians. The exuberant musical-one of SummerStock Austin's three offerings currently playing in repertory at The Long Center-is a fantastic, enjoyable production for kids and adults. This is as good as children's theater gets.
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 22, 2013
In some rare cases, a decision to share tales of one's past can give the audience a theatrical experience that it will remember far after the last bow. Qurrat Ann Kadwani's solo piece 'They Call Me Q' is one of those shows.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2019
Ghost Ship Radio will bring Victoria Valentine: Paranormal Investigator to the Hatbox Theatre on January 27th, March 24th, and May 26th for Sunday Matinee showings at 2:00 PM. Tickets are $17, $14 for members, seniors and students, and $12 for senior members.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016
Wander into Maxwell's East Coast Eatery in Salt Lake City any Wednesday night and the odds are excellent you will hear the mellow jazz sounds of Gold Standard, an experienced Utah trio that bridges the gap between old school jazz, soul and electronic music.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014
The Pulitzer Prize-winning drama by Arthur Miller is being produced for the first time at The Players' Ring in Portsmouth, directed by Dan Stowell and Kaitlyn Huwe. The two previously directed 12 Angry Men at The Players Ring in 2012. The cast includes Will MacDonald as Willy Loman, Pamela Battin-Sacks as Linda Loman, Mark Tuomanen as Biff and Cullen DeLangie as Happy.
by Lynn Beaver - Feb 14, 2017
Texas State University Musical Theatre Department has long been an exemplary program, but with the debut of THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY, they move into the realm of the best professional companies around.
by David Clarke - Feb 11, 2014
It seems that jukebox musicals made to appeal to my parents' generation are a dime a dozen these days. However, there is something truly special about Randy Johnson's A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN. His intimate theatrical portrait of the Queen of Rock from Port Arthur, Texas spent three sold-out years on the road before opening to rave reviews and enthusiastic crowds at Broadway's Lyceum Theatre on October 10, 2013. Even though the show just closed on February 9, its magic and energy has been preserved by Broadway Records on A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (Original Broadway Cast Recording).
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 10, 2014
All rise for the world premiere of a new, semi-interactive musical comedy! Does Jackie's case hold up, or is it overturned?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2015
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) brings the first international production of the book-to-stage adaptation of Robert James Waller's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY to Manila. The production premiered on November 20, and will run until December 6, at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium (4/F RCBC Plaza, Ayala Ave. cor. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City).
by David Clarke - Dec 22, 2014
It seems like Christmas albums are truly a dime a dozen. Everyone has one, and most of them get relegated to the $4.99 bins at Target, Best Buy, and Wal-Mart the season after they come out. Fortunately for consumers, John Schneider and Tom Wopat have released HOME FOR CHRISTMAS, a Christmas album that is sure to become a staple in the holiday collection of any discerning music lover. With snazzy, jazzy arrangements, the electric duo is bringing back 'The Rat Pack' aura for our Holiday enjoyment.
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 8, 2018
The Bay Street Theater of Sag Harbor closes out their dazzling 27th Mainstage Season with a thrilling production of the Tony winning musical Evita under the clever direction of Will Pomerantz who also serves as Bay Street's Associate Artistic Director. Now running through September 2nd, this production boasts an absolutely brilliant cast as the adorable Long Island venue executes an innovative incarnation of the iconic Tim RiceAndrew Lloyd Webber tuner. Now I know it may seem productions of this show are a dime-a-dozen… but this particular production should really not be missed.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018
When it comes to soul, Stax Records owned the '60s. Classic records from Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus & Carla Thomas, and a legion of others helped transform what was once known as rhythm 'n' blues into rugged, emotionally bare 'soul' music. This made Stax one of the decade's most influential labels of any genre. It all crescendoed in 1968, a tempest-tossed year when the label redefined its own sound and, in the process, channeled a larger historical zeitgeist.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016
NASA'S UNEXPLAINED FILES returns Today, August 30 at 9PM to dive deeper into the archives of the world's top space agency along with other firsthand accounts to reveal confounding mysteries from outer space.
by TV News Desk - Aug 24, 2016
NASA'S UNEXPLAINED FILES returns Tuesday, August 30 at 9PM to dive deeper into the archives of the world's top space agency along with other firsthand accounts to reveal confounding mysteries from outer space.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015
?Anniversary events for shows in Las Vegas are a dime a dozen, but for entertainer Gordie Brown, they are ideal for amassing family, friends, and fans, if only to have an excuse to throw a party. The longtime Las Vegas headliner will celebrate 'Gordie at 1,740' tonight, August 20 at The Golden Nugget Las Vegas.
by Linda Hodges - Aug 18, 2019
Playing now through September 8, Broadway San Jose's Wicked is a dazzling, deeply satisfying bucket list musical for Broadway aficionados of every age.
by Amelia Reynolds - Apr 30, 2018
ArtsWest does it again with another cool, cutting-edge production about identity with their latest show, 'An Octoroon'. Many modern adaptations of antiquated productions pointing out racism, though well-intended, are comparatively watered-down to Brandon J. Simmons' razor-sharp adaptation of 'An Octoroon'. Thanks to the commitment of the actors and the creativity of the set design, this all-out production apologizes to noone, and uses shock value in an intentional, effective way.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017
With the emergence of services like YouTube, music videos have become a dime-a-dozen. While the DIY-spirit brings us a lot buried treasures, over-saturation and low quality can make it difficult to find the videos worth spending your time watching.
by Guest Blogger: Sohaila Kapur - Apr 28, 2017
Theatre in India borrows heavily from folk stories and legends, which are given a contemporary twist. The messages contained in these classics are considered timeless and universal, just as Shakespear's works are regarded in the west. But there is another source from which our theatre borrows ...particularly theatre in North India, and that is Bollywood. It is common practice today to include original songs and dances from popular cinema or a slightly changed version to dodge the copyright act. Adding to this melee are the Indianised versions of Shakespear's plays, some of them commissioned by the Globe Theatre, Britain, that narrate the story through a Bollywood style song and dance routine.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
ZACH Theatre announces the cast for the world premiere of Immortal Longings, the newest work by playwright and American Legend Terrence McNally.
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 25, 2018
One could possibly say that a production of the Kander and Ebb Tony winning classic Cabaret is a dime a dozen. However, when you have a fascinating production like the one at Merrick Theatre & Center For The Arts, it indeed warrants another look. Excellently directed by Daniel C. Higgins, this superb incarnation runs at the Long Island venue through May 20th boasting a stellar cast.
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2015
Investigation Discovery invites viewers to indulge in a new season of the guilty pleasure series, TABLOID, premiering Saturday, June 6 at 10/9c.
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 10, 2014
The hotel named for its chocolate-industry founder boasts everything from gourmet cuisine to falconry, with a top-rated spa and top-notch service as well
by David Clarke - Apr 1, 2013
Adaptations of feature films to stage musicals are a dime a dozen these days. However, if you want to get a Texas audience excited really quickly, tell them you're doing a musical based on the 1980 film 9 to 5 and that Dolly Parton has written the music and lyrics for the musical you're doing. You'll see a twinkle in the eye and a seat sold. Add in Patricia Resnick's book based on the film's screenplay, fantastic community talent from the Pearland area, and throw it all together inside a great space, and you've got a production of 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL that is truly worth seeing.