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Irish Repertory Theatre (New York, NY)
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BWW Interview: Director Richard Israel Talks VIOLET an Extraordinary Musical at Actors Co-op
by Don Grigware - May 8, 2018

Director Richard Israel is returning to Actors Co-op to helm the musical Violet. At the Co-op he has previously directed Our Town, The Baker's Wife and 110 In The Shade (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Award Winner for Outstanding Musical in an Intimate Venue), among others. Most recently, Richard was the Theatrical Coordinator for the multiple Emmy-award winning HBO series Big Little Lies, directing all of the Avenue Q sequences in the series. Regional theatre credits include West Side Story, Rent and Floyd Collins (LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards for Direction and Outstanding Musical in a Large Venue) for McCoy-Rigby Ent.; Kiss Me Kate and Once Upon A Mattress for Cabrillo Music Theatre; the multiple Ovation award-nominated Having It All for the Laguna Playhouse; and Meet Me in St. Louis for MTW. Intimate theatre productions include Bronies The Musical, The Burnt Part Boys, The Full Monty, Avenue Q, Gypsy, Assassins, Big The Musical and the world premiere of Anita Bryant Died For Your Sins. As a resident director for the Musical Theatre Guild, he has directed Women On The Verge, Do I Hear A Waltz, Road Show, High Fidelity and many others. He is recipient of the LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Career Achievement in Directing. Tell our readers about the musical Violet. (more...)

Muny Centennial Single Tickets Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The Muny announced today that single tickets for The Muny's 2018 centennial summer season are now available. Tickets can be purchased online at www.muny.org, by phone (314) 534-1111, or in person at The Muny Box Office, open 9am - 5pm, Monday through Friday. The Muny proudly celebrates its 100th season in Forest Park this summer. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Today, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Irish Rep Announces 2018 Gala ALAN JAY LERNER: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Featuring Jeremy Irons and More
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director, and Ciaran O'Reilly, Producing Director) proudly presents ALAN JAY LERNER: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, this season's Gala Benefit production, on Monday, June 4th at 7 PM at The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street, NYC). The evening will honor the extraordinary contributions of Irish Rep board member Tina Santi Flaherty, reflecting her many years of leadership support of the theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Heather Headley Performs 'Sadie, Sadie' At The Muny's Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's centennial celebration gala performance! Check out the video featuring Heather Headley performing the 'Sadie, Sadie' from Funny Girl! (more...)

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com. (more...)

Muny Announces Full Cast and Creative for JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theater's opening centennial season show, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway will run June 11 - 17. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside The Muny's Centennial Gala With Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Matthew Morrison, Heather Headley, Ken Page, And More!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's centennial celebration gala performance! Check out the video featuring Tommy Tune, Matthew Morrison, Chita Rivera, Ken Page, and More! (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a Look at The Muny's Centennial Production, AN EVENING WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

The Muny's historic Centennial Gala was held Friday, May 18, 2018, and centennial production, An Evening with the Stars, held Saturday, May 19, 2018. Attendance for the Centennial Gala was 750. Attendance for An Evening with the Stars was 6,975. (more...)

Muny Announces Historic Second Century Capital Campaign
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2018

The Muny announced today its Second Century Capital Campaign, a $100 million fundraising effort that will fund major capital improvements, including a complete rebuild of the Muny stage, the support, maintenance and upkeep of the aging 11.5 acre campus, and the building of the theatre's endowment, which supports The Muny's ever- growing education and outreach programs. The ultimate goal of this campaign is to secure a robust and stable future for St. Louis' landmark theatre. (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of The Muny's Centennial Gala On BWW's Instagram Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The Muny announced today that tickets are still available for their one-night-only Centennial Gala production, An Evening with the Stars, Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:15 p.m. at The Muny. Co-hosted by Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist Heather Headley and Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated artist Matthew Morrison, this centennial celebration promises to be unforgettable. (more...)

The Muny Kicks Off Season with Centennial Gala Show This Friday; Chita Rivera, Tommy Tune, Heather Headley, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

The Muny announced today that tickets are still available for their one-night-only Centennial Gala production, An Evening with the Stars, Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:15 p.m. at The Muny. Co-hosted by Tony and Grammy Award-winning artist Heather Headley and Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-nominated artist Matthew Morrison, this centennial celebration promises to be unforgettable. (more...)

Julia Knitel, Jennifer Cody, and More Complete Cast for The Muny's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Muny announced today its complete cast and design team for the theatre's centennial season production of Gypsy, July 27 - August 2. Gypsy is proudly sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

Award-Winning Actors Co-Op Theatre Company Presents VIOLET 
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the Tony nominated musical VIOLET, with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, directed by Richard Israel, produced by Thomas Chavira. Violet opens Today, May 11 at 8:00 pm, and will run through Sunday, June 17 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Oh, What A Night! Muny Announces Full Cast For World Regional Premiere JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for the world regional premiere of Jersey Boys, July 9 - 16. This will be the first licensed production of Jersey Boys in the world. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

The Muny Announces Community Celebration: Centennial Birthday Bash
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

The Muny announced today that it will hold a Centennial Birthday Bash - a free open house celebration on Sunday, May 20 from 1 - 5 p.m. Guests will enjoy once in a lifetime experiences that celebrate musical theatre, community and The Muny. With the goal of engaging all generations that have been a part of The Muny family, there will be exciting activities for all. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/20/2018
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 3/20/2018
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for Cleveland (more...)

Students from 26 Tennessee Schools Compete for 2018 Spotlight Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 16, 2018

Talented students from 26 Tennessee high schools will seize the opportunity to improve their skills - and perhaps to be recognized for their theatrical and musical talent - as part of the fifth annual Nashville High School Musical Theater Awards, aka The Spotlight Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: Irish Rep Celebrates Alan Jay Lerner at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Irish Repertory Theatre recently celebrated ALAN JAY LERNER: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION, this season's Gala Benefit production, on Monday, June 4th. The evening honored the extraordinary contributions of Irish Rep board member Tina Santi Flaherty, reflecting her many years of leadership support of the theatre. (more...)

BWW Social: Corbin Bleu Takes Over BWW's Instagram For A Behind The Scenes Look At The Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2018

Corbin Bleu is taking over our Instagram account tomorrow to give our followers a behind the scenes look at a two show day at The Muny! (more...)

VIDEO: Corbin Bleu And Company Perform 'Good Morning' From SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The Muny Theatre's centennial season continues with a production of Singin' in the Rain, running through July 3 - and we have a first look! Check out Corbin Bleu, Jeffrey Schecter and Berklea Going perform 'Good Morning' below! (more...)

BWW Social: Corbin Bleu Takes Over BWW's Instagram Tomorrow For A Behind The Scenes Look At The Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Corbin Bleu is taking over our Instagram account tomorrow to give our followers a behind the scenes look at a two show day at The Muny! (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Corbin Bleu in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

The Muny Theatre's centennial season continues with a production of Singin' in the Rain, running through July 3 - and we have a first look! Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: The Muny Preps for Heavy Weather! See Rehearsals for SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2018

The Muny presents Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleuand Jeffrey Schecter portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren. (more...)

VIDEO: Rob McClure Goes Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

This past weekend Rob McClure took over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and gave BWW a behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Today, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY At The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening centennial season show at The Muny, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway runs June 11 - 17.  Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Kathy Fitzgerald, Dan DeLuca, and More Complete Cast for The Muny's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season closing production of Meet Me in St. Louis, August 4 - 12.  (more...)

VIDEO: Corbin Bleu Takes Over BWW's Instagram For A Behind The Scenes Look At The Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

This weekend Corbin Bleu took over our Instagram account today to give our followers a behind the scenes look at a two show day at The Muny! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of JERSEY BOYS At The Muny With Mark Ballas!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Go behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jersey Boys today when Mark Ballas takes over our Instagram account to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put on a show at the world's largest musical theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: The Show Must Go On Despite The Muny's First Rainout of the Season at JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2018

The Muny's first rainout of its historical centennial season took place during the Saturday, July 14 performance of the world regional premiere of Jersey Boys. While Mother Nature had plans of her own, that did not stop Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons from treating Muny-goers to a special accapella rendition of the chart-topping hit "Sherry." Video of this unforgettable Muny moment can be found below! (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of JERSEY BOYS At The Muny With Mark Ballas!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

Go behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jersey Boys today when Mark Ballas takes over our Instagram account to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put on a show at the world's largest musical theatre. (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of JERSEY BOYS At The Muny With Mark Ballas Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Go behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jersey Boys tomorrow when Mark Ballas takes over our Instagram account to give our readers a behind the scenes look at what it takes to put on a show at the world's largest musical theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: See the Boys of JERSEY BOYS at The Muny Perform 'Cry For Me'
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of Jersey Boys! Check out the Boys in action performing 'Cry For Me' in the video below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton and More Star in JERSEY BOYS at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, is the authentic biographic story of the magic behind the music of worldwide megahit group, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Featuring over 30 chart-topping hits, including fan favorites 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Walk Like a Man' and 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You,' this Muny premiere is almost too good to be true, and will leave audiences saying, 'Oh, What a Night!' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At Mark Ballas Led JERSEY BOYS at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny's production of Jersey Boys! Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton and More Star in JERSEY BOYS at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, is the authentic biographic story of the magic behind the music of worldwide megahit group, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Featuring over 30 chart-topping hits, including fan favorites 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Walk Like a Man' and 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You,' this Muny premiere is almost too good to be true, and will leave audiences saying, 'Oh, What a Night!' (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Berklea Going and Jeffrey Schecter To Lead The Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

The Muny announced today the leading trio that will star in the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Broadway, film and television stars Corbin Bleu and Jeffrey Schecter will portray Don Lockwood and Cosmo Brown, respectively, and former Muny Kid, Muny Teen and Indiana University student Berklea Going will star as Kathy Selden. Singin' in the Rain is directed by Marc Bruni and choreographed by Rommy Sandhu with music direction by Ben Whiteley. Singin' in the Rain is proudly sponsored by Ameren. (more...)

Kevin Hafso-Koppman To Direct RED At Oceanside Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

???????Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) announces its production of RED by John Logan. Produced by OTC artistic director Ted Leib, the production is directed by Kevin Hafso-Koppman and features Robert May and Luke Monday. The production will run May 4th - 20th. (more...)

Megan Sikora and More Join the Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Joining the previously announced Corbin Bleu (Don Lockwood), Berklea Going (Kathy Selden) and Jeffrey Schecter (Cosmo Brown) are Megan Sikora (Lina Lamont), Jeff McCarthy (R.F. Simpson) and George Merrick (Roscoe Dexter). (more...)

Real Life Couple Erin Dilly and Stephen R. Buntrock to Lead the Muny's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

The Muny announced today the parental powerhouse that will star in the theatre's closing centennial season production,Meet Me in St. Louis, August 4 - 12. Tony-nominated Erin Dilly will star alongside real-life husband Stephen R. Buntrock as Mrs. Anna and Mr. Alonso Smith, respectively. (more...)

The Muny Finds its JERSEY BOYS: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

After its acclaimed Broadway, touring and international productions, The Muny will be the first theatre in the world to create its own production of Jersey Boys. The Muny announced today the iconic leading quartet will star Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas as Frankie Valli, Bobby Conte Thornton as Bob Gaudio, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito and Keith Hines as Nick Massi. The fourth production in the theatre's centennial season, Jersey Boysruns July 9 - 16. Jersey Boys is directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes with music direction by Rick Bertone. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

Award-Winning Actors Co-Op Theatre Company Presents VIOLET 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the Tony nominated musical VIOLET, with music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, directed by Richard Israel, produced by Thomas Chavira. Violet opens Friday, May 11 at 8:00 pm, and will run through Sunday, June 17 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower Street, 90028 (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Area Premiere Of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Comes to Manatee Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Manatee Players' area premiere of the musical Nice Work If You Can Get It! for 13 performances, April 26 - May 13, in Stone Hall. History of Nice Work If You Can Get It! (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Christopher Sieber And Jennifer Simard To Lead ANNIE At The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

The Muny announced today that Tony nominees Christopher Sieber and Jennifer Simard will star as the stoically affluent Daddy Warbucks and the deliciously wicked Miss Hannigan, respectively, in the theatre's centennial season production of Annie, July 18 - 25. Annie is directed by John Tartaglia and choreographed by Jessica Hartman with music direction by Colin Welford. Annie is proudly sponsored by Edward Jones. (more...)

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