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by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013
The cast features Jessica Wagner, M.X. Soto, Amie Bermowitz, Casey Hebbel, Ryan Hilliard, Tara Lynne Khaler, David Marmanillo, Benjamin Perez, Natalie Ramirez, Kelly Ross, April Woodall, Michael J. Borges, Cristina Farruggia, Glenn Giron, Cat Greenfield, Alex Krasser, Christiana Little, Christian Marriner, Jacob L. Smith, and Andreas Wyder.
by Michelle Hache - Sep 23, 2014
I was absolutely blown away with just how much I loved this show...and it wasn't just because of the memorable one-liners that the audience all waited for with baited breath. In this comedic take on the 1980s horror franchise, characters and demons sing and dance to catchy songs written specifically for the musical. And, as in the films, Ash is there to dish out his various one-liners and fight the never-ending demons. This was seriously one of the best nights of theatre I've experienced in Austin.
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 22, 2015
It's a little uncanny how easily Shakespeare's tragedy lends itself to reinvention by a troupe of clowns and still communicates the full measure of the poet's intent, yet that is exactly what happens in FOUR CLOWNS PRESENTS HAMLET, a guest production at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles. To director Turner Munch's credit, not only does he understand the funny – of which there is plenty in this production – he also knows how to play it off against its polar opposite to create palable dramatic tension. And he does it with surprising finesse.
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 16, 2017
Before there was HAMILTON, there was Lin-Manuel Miranda's other Tony Award winning show, IN THE HEIGHTS. Though different in story, this is was no less an impactful work as it showcases a Latin community at the top of Manhattan as they struggle to achieve the American dream and redefine what they consider home.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013
Musicals Tonight! announces its 2013-2014 season, featuring Cole Porter, Marvin Hamlisch, Will Holt, George & Ira Gershwin and Rodgers & Hart.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013
Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals kicks off its 2013-14 season with a 16-performance run of Cole Porter's Mexican Hayride (October 8 - 20) directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by James Stenborg.
by Review Roundups - Oct 27, 2013
Let's see what the critics had to say...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ How we see others and ourselves is the determining factor in how we show up in our world each day. And, since the compass of life does not point in one direction all of the time, this can become complicated. Kristin Andress' new book, Be Good For Goodness Sake, is an allegory offering a portrait of individuals living in a collective and often confusing world. It explores our assumptions and our realities as we see others, and in them see pieces of ourselves. The book is available on Amazon.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013
Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals continues its 2013-14 season with a 16-performance run of Marvin Hamlisch and Howard Ashman's 1986 musical SMILE (October 22 - November 3) directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by David Bishop.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 8, 2014
Man, oh, man, where to begin! Tonight was the final episode of Season 8, and the second part of the 2-part DOCTOR WHO Finale! “Death in Heaven” was definitely an exciting episode, so let's jump right in! As always, beware of spoilers!
by Review Roundups - Nov 29, 2017
Tonight's the night! Meteor Shower officially opens tonight, Wednesday, November 29 at the Booth Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014
Pittsburgh CLO will welcome the newest members of the cast of Murder For Two to the CLO Cabaret, November 26 - January 18. Point Park University alums Brandon Lambert and John Wascavage will debut as 'Marcus' and 'The Suspects' this Wednesday evening, and continue their run through January 18. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square.
by David Green - Nov 23, 2016
Everyone deserves to see a great production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC in their lifetime. For those who attended the Jack O'Brien production last night at The McCallum, who have never seen one before, they are still waiting. It is a gorgeous, lavish production. The sets and costumes are beyond incredible. The voices are incredible as well. And, if you were just looking at photo stills form the production, or perhaps listening to the cast recording, you might think you had reached Rodgers and Hammerstein Nirvana. However, this production lacked the two things essential to this beautiful story - honesty and any real sense of emotion. It was as cold as the Alps!! (I though long and hard about writing a negative review over Thanksgiving break - because, in particular, I didn't want to do any damage to The McCallum box office! However, I was assured the musical is sold out for the balance of the run - so no damage done - just calling it like I see it!)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014
Back by popular demand! Kenny Davin Fine, the world's only 'Physician-Musician on a Mission,' returns with his Health 'n' Music Tour to The Lakewood Theatre (1825 Abrams Rd, Dallas) tonight, November 22.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014
Back by popular demand! Kenny Davin Fine, the world's only “Physician-Musician on a Mission,” returns with his Health 'n' Music Tour to The Lakewood Theatre (1825 Abrams Rd, Dallas) on Saturday, November 22. The evening will stimulate both sides of your brain with the latest scientific information, creativity and entertainment. This special event will begin at 6:00 pm with a Gluten Free Dinner followed at 7:00 pm by an awe-inspiring Health Lecture by Dr. Fine: The Gluten Truth 2014 & The FinerHealth Revolution. During his talk, Dr. Fine, an expert academic gastroenterologist, will unveil his new health plan that includes “6 Tenets of the FinerHealth.” Dr. Fine, a pioneer in gluten intolerance research, launched the popular gluten sensitivity and gluten-free diet habits.
by Michelle Hache - Nov 17, 2014
I have always loved opera companies that have the ability to evolve and recreate productions for modern audiences. Typically, Austin Opera always rises to meet this challenge, but regrettably, in this production they miss the mark. Despite some standout performances, A MASKED BALL falls short because of some missed opportunities and questionable choices made by the director.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016
Friday, December 9th at 7pm, at The Triad, Richard Skipper Celebrates with an Old-Fashioned Variety/Talk Show with Musical Direction by Bryon Sommers, with Rex Benincasa on percussion & Jeff Carney on bass & a great lineup of featured guests including One Mystery Guest every month. Previous Mystery Guests have included Hilary Kole, Melba Moore and Stacy Sullivan. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015
It doesn't matter if you've been bad or good, for goodness sake, because Pinky Swear Productions is gifting the entire DC area with a naughty treat this holiday season.
by Matt Smith - Nov 14, 2014
Thursday night. Time for a new PARENTHOOD recap: First, Max rushes to Kristina (who's back — yay!) because Adam's still away on business (WHAT?! 6 EPISODES LEFT, PEOPLE!) desperate to know how to ask a girl (read: Dylan) out on a date. When he does go to do it though, he finds Dylan kissing another guy. Max first asks to expel Aaron Brownstein, the guy who was making out with Dylan, which escalates to handing out flyers and then a full-on brawl in the middle of the hallway. Out of anger, Max decides to end his friendship with Dylan and keep his distance. Then, he backtracks… but goes too far… and Dylan, as such, reacts. Simply, in just a few words, amazing acting all around from Max Burkholder, and it's nice that Max Braverman is so deeply involved in his relationship with Dylan that he actually wants to do something about it. It's great, too, that Kristina shows a softer, compelling side toward him; she understands why he did what he did. And that final scene between them was perfect!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017
Multi-platinum alternative rock heavyweight, Incubus, announced today rescheduled show dates at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino after postponing their limited engagement in October 2017 following the 1 October tragedy.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013
Musicals Tonight! replaces COME SUMMER with LITTLE MARY SUNSHINE Performances March 4-16 at the Lion Theatre on Theatre Row (New York, NY) Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals has announced a change in the 2013-14 Season. Will Holt's Come Summer will now be replaced by Rick Besoyan's Little Mary Sunshine with performances, March 4 -16, directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by James Stenborg. With book, music, and lyrics by Rick Besoyan, and billed as 'a musical about an old operetta'- Little Mary Sunshine gently spoofs such old-time favorites like Rose Marie and Naughty Marietta - but has a personality all its own. The plot is a little bit of everything: Colorado Rangers led by stalwart Captain Jim; the lovely Mary Sunshine, her 'naughty' maid Nancy; a chorus of giggling schoolgirls and the ominous but benevolent Indian chief.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018
Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it's too late?
by Jessica Naftaly - May 23, 2016
This weeks episode of GAME OF THRONES entitled 'The Door,' revealed a lot of information and answers to some of the biggest questions of the series, as well answered some questions that don't necessarily need answering. In a show riddled with plot holes, some of which were highlighted this episode, their ability to carry out reveals and give us answers isn't always up to task. If your biggest concern watching GAME OF THRONES was finding out the origin of Hodor's name, then this was the episode for you! If the importance of finding out the origin of the White Walkers, the biggest threat that endangers the lives of all of our characters, is highest on the scale for you, you'll get answer, but the attention and care given to revealing said answer may disappoint you. It's all apparent just looking at the recaps and reactions. The most used phrase from an episode in which we learn where the White Walkers came from, another direwolf dies, a mythic race goes extinct, and the Starks make a battle plan, is 'Hold the door!' That says quite a lot.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014
Musicals Tonight!, the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals, under the leadership of Mel Miller, presents the Obie-winning musical Little Mary Sunshine, with performances today, March 4 through 16 at the Lion Theatre (410 W 42nd Street) on Theatre Row.
by Matt Smith - Mar 23, 2016
Well… it's all come down to this. Though nothing can really compare to last week's shocking ending, this week's outing comes pretty close, offering surprise after surprise while simultaneously closing loose ends and opening new doors. There's also a slew of familiar faces that return throughout the various scenes — some may actually be a little too familiar. All this while Liza's still trying to keep her secret… um… secret. it's all very well done, well acted and, as always, well-written! Intrigued and ready to find out more?! Well… you know what to do. First, you watch Sutton Foster pal around with Seth Meyers, of course. Then, you read on: 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014
Musicals Tonight!, the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals, under the leadership of Mel Miller, presents George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy For Goodness Sake, with performances March 18 through 30 at the Lion Theatre (410 W 42nd Street) on Theatre Row.
by Matt Smith - Jun 2, 2015
Hey, YOUNGER buffs! Welcome to the second-to-last recap of the season!! And this week's pretty huge. The subject of the episode is — undoubtedly — honesty. In a minor subplot, Kelsey deals with the aftermath of her rendezvous with Bjonberg, and contemplates letting Thad in on what's been happening; while Liza's ruse comes to a head in her professional and personal life. Like, in a big way. And I mean big. Like game-changing big. All right — enough teasing. Intrigued? Why then, read on…. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 3, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's production of OLIVER! Check out video highlights from the production below!
by Juliet Wall - Jul 28, 2015
Any parent with a kid who has big dreams of being on Broadway knows how difficult the business can be. Take it from BroadwayWorld's resident stage mom Juliet Wall (a mother of a professional child actor in NYC), who has much to share about the challenges of getting your child into the industry. Below, check out the latest edition of Confessions of a Stage Mom- The Reality of Holding Room Etiquette.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2018
Charles Dickens' beloved orphan makes his Goodspeed debut in the hope-filled musical set in the dark shadows of Victorian London. Bounced from workhouse to forced labor, Oliver Twist escapes to the streets where he meets Fagin, the Artful Dodger and a band of child pickpockets. Will he find love, home and happiness before it's too late? Consider yourself part of the family with the colorful international smash that gave the world 'Where Is Love?,' 'Food! Glorious Food!' and 'As Long As He Needs Me.' Oliver! is made possible in part by Liberty Bank, the Lucille Lortel Foundation, Masonicare at Chester Village and The Shops at Mohegan Sun.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 13, 2017
BWW speaks to Sandra Hale about her 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe show Self Helpless.
by Tanya Seale - Jul 11, 2019
The Muny's current production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella is definitely not Walt Disney's Cinderella. It is nothing like Perrault's or the Grimm Brothers' Cinderella. It's not even pure Rodgers & Hammerstein, but rather a 2013 adaptation based on Rodgers & Hammerstein with a new book by Douglas Carter Beane. This musical holds the essence of your beloved fairytale but is infused (I must warn you upfront) with complicating new characters, a clumsy reordering of the original songs, and a conspicuous political subplot. Essentially, this adaptation, which tries to be everything simultaneously - old fashioned and new-fangled, traditional and progressive - is mostly just...
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 28, 2016
Today the Tony Award winner speaks exclusively with BWW about starring in this high-energy comedic romp and reveals, 'I didn't quite know what I was getting myself into!'
by Review Roundups - Feb 18, 2018
The Kennedy Center wraps up its production of Chess tonight at 8pm. Chess is an epic rock opera about love and political intrigue set against the backdrop of the Cold War as two superpowers attempt to manipulate an international chess championship for political ends.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014
Musicals Tonight!, the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals, under the leadership of Mel Miller, presents the Obie-winning musical Little Mary Sunshine, with performances March 4 through 16 at the Lion Theatre (410 W 42nd Street) on Theatre Row.
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 10, 2015
Of the multitude of recent film-to-stage adaptations that have risen from the video dust bin to breathe new life in a different guise, the stage version of DIRTY DANCING---whose first national tour is now gyrating inside Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts through February 15---is by far one of the oddest, most peculiar ones of the bunch. Though it's not difficult to believe that this ad-hoc concoction has actually been a hit both in Australia and in the UK (they have the original 1987 film's nostalgia-hungry fans to thank for that, no doubt), it's a bit alarming to think that such an awkward head-scratcher has continued life in its current, somewhat off-putting format: as a show paved with good intentions---but executed poorly. Cool projections, though!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016
Today, December 9th at 7pm, at The Triad, Richard Skipper Celebrates with an Old-Fashioned Variety/Talk Show with Musical Direction by Bryon Sommers, with Rex Benincasa on percussion & Jeff Carney on bass & a great lineup of featured guests including One Mystery Guest every month. Previous Mystery Guests have included Hilary Kole, Melba Moore and Stacy Sullivan. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013
Yesterday's shots include the final SIP from the re-imagined production of SIDE SHOW, which closes at La Jolla Playhouse today before heading to the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. for a limited engagement in the spring. Plus, check out photos from Broadway's CINDERELLA and BEAUTIFUL, the national tours of WHITE CHRISTMAS and EVITA, and a slew of regional productions!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's production of OLIVER! Check out all new photos from the production below!
by Michael L. Quintos - Aug 9, 2014
On the surface, GHOST, the ultra-romantic 1990 Oscar-nominated box office hit, seems every bit the perfect motion picture to be repurposed into a flashy stage musical. Unfortunately, the musical that eventually emerged (now playing at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts through August 10) is a chaotic, schizophrenic melange of random adult contemporary pop rock songs intermixed with an amped-up mystical mystery where the swoon-worthy aspects of the original gets diluted in favor of dazzling effects and abstract dance numbers. Why water down the romance?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014
Award winning performers from San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Reno and Tahoe will grace the stage for Trails and Vistas World Concert at Sand Harbor State Parkat 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 6.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016
Kroon, an artist, woodworker, gardener, avid reader, poet, devoted writer and author, has completed his new book 'Sittin' in My Garden (Waitin' for the Jellybeans to Grow)': a vibrant, expressive compilation of both poem and prose. This work depicts the fun and beauty of words and the imagination.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013
Musicals Tonight! the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals kicks off its 16th NY season with Cole Porter'sMexican Hayride (October 8 - 20) directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills, with music direction by James Stenborg.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast for the Pittsburgh premiere of original comedy sensation Murder For Two, which will run October 22 through January 18 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets start at $34.75 and are available at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or visiting the Box Office at Theater Square.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014
As BWW reported earlier this evening, comedian and Academy Award-winning actor Robin Williams died this morning, August 11, 2014, of an apparent suicide. He was 63. A slew of stars took to Twitter following the announcement to express their gratitude to the performer and wish him well. Scroll down to see what they had to say, and check back for updates later tonight and tomorrow morning!
by Barry Lenny - Apr 27, 2019
It all began with the iconic Motorcycle Song.
by Guest Blogger: Liz Shivener - Apr 25, 2016
Hello Broadway world!
by Review Roundups - Apr 23, 2019
Tootsie, which opens tonight at the Marquis Theatre, tells the story of a talented but difficult actor who struggles to find work until one show-stopping act of desperation lands him the role of a lifetime - as the star of a new Broadway musical. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
Washington Ensemble Theatre has announced its 2019/2020 Season, a magical lineup of plays that revels in the beauty of ritual and rite, histories and futures, and the sacred and mystic. Centered around the theme "The Divine," WET will celebrate the magnificent and transcendent forces of nature that change the way we live. The season includes the quasi-fable Is God Is by Alesha Harris, the razor-sharp preteen energy-filled play Dance Nation by Clare Barron, Raja Feather Kelly's UGLY (Black Queer Zoo), which is the second installment of its GUSH Series, and an examination of the cosmic duality of good and evil in a new collaboration with the beloved Cherdonna Shinatra, The Strange Case of Dr. Cher and Mr. Donna. WET will continue to produce as a resident company at 12th Avenue Arts in Capitol Hill. Subscriptions start at $60 and are on sale now at www.washingtonensemble.org.