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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Visits with the Legendary Tony Roberts
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 29, 2017

Everyone step to the rear and let Tony Roberts take the day. One of America's most beloved character actors drops by Shetler Studios to look back on his career with Rob and Kevin. While Tony's film career includes such movies as ANNIE HALL, PLAY IT AGAIN, SAM, and SERPICO, we will discuss his amazing theatre career, which includes HOW NOW, DOW JONES, SUGAR, BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, DON'T DRINK THE WATER, XANADU, and VICTOR/VICTORIA. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on Tim Curry, Christine Pedi, Charles Strouse, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 25, 2017

This Week: Happy Halloween! To celebrate the spookiness of the season, Rob and Kevin reveal their costumes, Mrs. Garrett pulls a Patty Duke, Tim Curry can't find his tambourine, Charles Strouse gets spooky, Big Daddy Whiz goes to the pumpkins, Rob meets Christine Pedi, Liza Minnelli has a pokerface, Rob plays Daddy Warbucks, and Christine Pedi wants to save the Cafe Edison! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Visits with the Legendary Ken Page
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 23, 2017

Even if your feet's too big come to the heavyside layer and join Rob and Kevin as they sit down with the incredible star of THE WIZ, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN, CATS, and the iconic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, the warm and wonderful Ken Page. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Yale Rep to Present Nambi E. Kelley's Stage Adaptation of NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre presents NATIVE SON, the critically acclaimed new play by Nambi E. Kelley adapted from the iconic American novel by Richard Wright, directed by Seret Scott, November 24 December 16 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, November 30. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses CENTER STAGE, 'Broadway Bound' Concert at 54 Below, and David Letterman
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 19, 2017

This Week: Life post-Merrily We Roll Along, Kevin gets to watch THE WORLD GO ROUND, Rob brings back 24 BROADWAY BOUND musicals, Rob breaks the rules that Kevin follows, Van Johnson sees red, Letterman loves La Cage, the joys of My Mama's Attic, Kevin is a dancer and a dancer dances, celebrating CENTER STAGE, and Donna Murphy hits the barre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Broadway Alum and Big Screen Chava, Neva Small
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 16, 2017

Everyone's favorite little bird, little Chavala, Neva Small, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her fabulous career both onstage and on the screen. Neva takes us back to the filming of the immortal FIDDLER ON THE ROOF film, as well as how her career as a child actress led to her Broadway appearances in SOMETHING MORE, HENRY, SWEET HENRY, THE IMPOSSIBLE YEARS, FRANK MERRIWELL, and SOMETHING'S AFOOT. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with 'Musical Theater Today' Founders, Ben Van Buren and Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 12, 2017

This Week: Rob and Kevin sit down with Ben Van Buren and Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed, the co-founders and editors of Musical Theater Today, a new, yearly periodical inspired by the extraordinary variety of artists, institutions, and audiences engaged in the musical theatre world. Ben and Lucas not only discuss the genesis of the book but discuss some of its contributors and its most fascinating articles. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Announces the Cast of WOMAN OF THE YEAR at 54 Below & Goes Back to Rydell High
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 8, 2017

Rob announces his cast for Woman of the Year at Feinstein's/54 Below, Joyce DeWitt is a goddess, Rob gets starstruck over Janet Wood, Angela Bower is Miss Mannerly, who's nice vs who isn't, Judith Light takes out the ladies who lunch, the genius of John Kenrick, the definitive musical theatre website, greasing the lightning again, Sandy's cousin needs a girlfriend, and the class of Rydell High needs social security. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Cady Huffman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 5, 2017

Well, we've got her, so we are going to flaunt her. The wonderful, Tony Award-winning Cady Huffman swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her career, including such shows as LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, BIG DEAL, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES, STEEL PIER, THE PRODUCERS, THE NANCE, and many others! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 28, 2017
by - Nov 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Golden Age Musical Comedy Star, Kaye Ballard
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 26, 2017

It's not going to be a lazy afternoon when the great Golden Age musical comedy star, Kaye Ballard, sits down with Rob in her Palm Springs home to look back on her incredible career that includes the original productions of THE GOLDEN APPLE, CARNIVAL, MOLLY, PLUS TOP BANANA with Phil Silvers, THE MOTHERS-IN-LAW with Eve Arden, CINDERELLA with Julie Andrews, and countless appearances on THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JOHNNY CARSON, THE LOVE BOAT, FANTASY ISLAND, and THE MUPPET SHOW. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 24, 2017
by - Nov 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes the Legendary Tovah Feldshuh
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 19, 2017

Come down from your balcony, Golda, because Tovah Feldshuh is sitting down with Rob and Kevin to look back on her incredible career in theatre, film, and television. Tovah dissects not only her process, but, her collaborations with countless directors, writers, and fellow actors. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on CELEBRATION, MERMAN's APPRENTICE, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 15, 2017

Rob and Kevin sing from Sunset Boulevard, the insanity of recitative, Rob and Kevin try to speak with the young kids, Kevin advocates for Lil Abner, the brilliance of Jones & Schmidt, how J&S really led the musical theatre revolution, the saga of Grover's Corners, Ethel Merman plays teacher, David Merrick sings, and the brilliance of musicals within musicals. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes FUNNY GIRL and Nightclub Star, Mimi Hines
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 13, 2017

No one is going to rain on your parade today because the wonderful survivor of over sixty years of show business, Mimi Hines, joins Rob and Kevin for one of their most intimate and revealing interviews to date with the star of FUNNY GIRL and countless television specials, late night talk shows, and nightclub acts. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Color Blind Casting, Alka Seltzer, & NO PAY, NUDITY
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 1, 2017

This Week: Rob and Kevin discuss color blind casting in musical theatre and what can musical theatre programs across the country to do to help lead the cause, our guests send us swag, celebrating the great Kafritz & Mamie Eisenhower, Alka Seltzer's greatest commercial, spilling the tea on Weekend at Bernies, Nathan Lane can't get work, Donna Murphy goes to acting school, and the follies of the AEA. (more...)

Classic Stage Company Announces Cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE - Hannah Elless, Marin Ireland, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Classic Stage Company presents a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, beginning performances Friday, April 13. The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), and more. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Historian Deborah Grace Winer
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 26, 2018

Deborah's passion not only extends into the literary world, where she wrote Sing Out Louise: 150 Stars of the Musical Theatre Remember 50 Years of Broadway, The Night and the Music: Rosemary Clooney, Barbara Cook and Julie Wilson Inside the World of Cabaret, and On the Sunny Side of the Street: The Life and Lyrics of Dorothy Fields, she served for ten years as the Artistic Director of the 92nd Street Y's Lyrics and Lyricists Series and is now the Artistic Director of the Classic American Songbook Series at Feinstein's/54 Belo. (more...)

5-Star Theatricals Announces THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses KWAMINA, APPLAUSE, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 3, 2018

Looking back at Cole Porter's Happy New Year. The joys of resolutions. Discussing Applause and the length of those songs. Fangirling on social media. Saraving Under The Influence. The backstage saga of Kwamina. Richard Adler and Sally Anne Howes have some 'creative differences.' Party lines are not so fun. Finding a Law and Order with a laugh track. Charlotte Rae wants to love Little Miss Pioneer. Lainie Kazan gets dumped for Katherine Helmond while Jean Stapleton stands by. George S. Irving sings a solo and 142 Tickets on the Aisle. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes to the Legendary Tony Winner Joanna Gleason
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 29, 2018

Come spend a moment in the woods with one of Broadway's finest artists, Joanna Gleason, who not only won a Tony Award for her magnificent portrayal of The Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS, but also starred in such Broadway hits as I LOVE MY WIFE, SOCIAL SECURITY, and DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes the Legendary Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 22, 2018

Brush Up Your Marshall because we have three-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Kathleen Marshall, to discuss all things theatre, dance, and musical theatre history! From an actress in the chorus of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera to associate choreographer, from reality TV show judge to Artistic Director, Kathleen has held every job imaginable and is still raring to do more! Her Broadway credits include KISS ME KATE, WONDERFUL TOWN, GREASE, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, and so many more! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Richard Skipper about Carol Channing's 97th Birthday Celebration
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 17, 2018

Wave your little hand and say Hello, Skipper because the expert on all things Dolly, Richard Skipper, swings by Shetler Studios to celebrate Dolly, both Carols (Channing and Burnett), and look back on the career of Ms. Channing and to reveal what he is planning for Richard Skipper Celebrates Carol Channing's 97th Birthday at The Laurie Beechman on January 31st, 2018, at 8pm. (more...)

The Human Race Theatre Company Heats Up The Miami Valley with SEX WITH STRANGERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

This February, The Human Race Theatre Company (HRTC) is heating up the Loft Theatre with the hottest play in the country, Sex with Strangers. Failed novelist Olivia meets Ethan, a celebrated (and much younger) writer made famous by his sexcapade tell-all blog, at a snowbound bed and breakfast, and their mutual attraction quickly gets hot and heavy. As a weekend tryst develops into a long-term romance, their personal and professional lives collide. Ethan seeks legitimacy, dismissing his bad boy reputation as nothing more than an invented character. Olivia has her doubts, but craves the literary fame Ethan can offer her. Ambition, identity and trust are in play when online Personals clash with real world expectations in this smart, steamy take on modern love. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Grammy-Winning Cast Album Producer Thomas Z. Shepard
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 14, 2018

COMPANY. SWEENEY TODD. MERRIL WE ROLL ALONG. 42ND STREET. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Those original cast recordings and so many others were produced by the 12 time Grammy Award winning producer who revolutionized how a cast album gets produced, Thomas Z. Shepard. A protege of the great Goddard Lieberson, Thomas walked into Columbia's studios in 1960 and helped bring so many of our favorite original cast recordings to life. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Actress and Podcaster Ilana Levine
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 10, 2018

The wonderful Ilana Levine of the uplifting podcast Little Known Facts, drops by Shetler Studios to discuss her show, the inspiration behind the podcast, and what it was like learning from Robert Altman, Alan Alda, Cynthia Nixon, John Slattery, Neil Simon, Kristin Chenoweth, and countless others. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Looks Back at 2017 with Broadway Great Lee Roy Reams
by Behind the Curtain - Jan 1, 2018

While 2017 was filled with so many theatrical highs (Ben Platt, THE BAND'S VISIT, SPONGEBOB, Bette Midler, etc), it was also a time to say good bye to some of the industry's most beloved artists whose work made the theatre, and our world, a better place. Rob and Kevin sit down with Broadway Royalty, Lee Roy Reams, and reflect on the passing of such legends as Barbara Cook, Mary Tyler Moore, Gemze de Lappe, Thomas Meehan, Liz Smith, Robert Guillame, and so many others. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes FALSETTOS and INTO THE WOODS Star Chip Zien
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 4, 2018

It Takes Two...well, almost two...... glorious hours to look back on the career of Broadway's favorite neurotic, Chip Zien. One of entertainment's most recognizable character actors sits down with Rob and Kevin to discuss his collaborations with Stephen Sondheim, Bill Finn, James Lapine, and what it was like to create such roles as FALSETTOS Marvin and Dr. Mendel, and INTO THE WOODS' The Baker. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Choreographer Larry Fuller
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 26, 2018

Grab your good friend Sweeney and snag a comfy seat on the 20th Century as Rob and Kevin speak to one of the most celebrated choreographers of the 1970s, Larry Fuller. Joining us via phone from his new home in Palm Springs, California, Larry looks back on a career that included appearances in the original productions ofTHE MUSIC MAN, DONNYBROOK, KEAN, BRAVO GIOVANNI, and FUNNY GIRL, plus choreographing the original productions of Hal Prince's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (film, ON THE 20TH CENTURY, SWEENEY TODD, EVITA, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, and A DOLL'S LIFE. (more...)

Amy Hill And Raul Clayton Staggs To Receive Lee Meville Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

Playwrights' Arena, the only theater created and dedicated to producing bold new works for the stage written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights, will be celebrating its 26th Anniversary with their annual fundraising gala, HOT NIGHT IN THE CITY. The event will be held at Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles, starting at 7:30 PM (with a VIP reception beginning at 6 PM). For tickets go to www.playwrightsarena.org or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

GREYSON MATTERS, A New Play Directed By Luke Tudball Set For Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Under the direction of Luke Tudball ( SINGLEMARRIEDGIRL, Love,Sex, Anarchy, Swing/Fish Tacos, Personals ), Greyson Matters, is set for an industry staged reading at 7p.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Jacob Krueger Studios, 247 W. 35th St. Manhattan, 6th Floor. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Three Time Tony Nominee Kevin Chamberlin
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 19, 2018

In this week's episode let us all say Solla Sollew because three-time Tony nominee Kevin Chamberlin swings by Shetler Studios to look back on a varied career that includes the Broadway productions of My Favorite Year, Seussical, Dirty Blonde, The Addams Family, Triumph of Love, Disaster, and the hit Disney television show Jessie. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes NEWSIES, BONNIE AND CLYDE Director, Jeff Calhoun
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 12, 2018

We're gonna whomp, and stomp, and whoop it up all night with the legendary director/choreographer Jeff Calhoun. From his days as a hoofer in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS, MY ONE AND ONLY, and THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS film, to helming the Broadway revivals of GREASE, Deaf West's BIG RIVER, JEKYLL AND HYDE and the original Broadway companies of BROOKLYN, BONNIE AND CLYDE, and NEWSIES, Jeff tells all to Rob and Kevin. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Original A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Star, Laurence Guittard
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 3, 2017

Today we are not in praise of women, but, in praise of the original Count Carl-Magnus, Laurence Guittard. One of Broadway's greatest voices swings by Shetler Studios to discuss some of the shows Laurence has appeared, including BAKER STREET, MAN OF LAMANCHA, ANYA, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, LOVE MATCH, OKLAHOMA, and countless others. (more...)

'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates their 100th Episode with Special Guest Robbie Rozelle
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 27, 2017

100 Guests. 200 Favorite Things. What started as a dream has evolved into one of the industry's longest-running celebrations of the history of American Musical Theatre. To celebrate their 100th episode, Rob and Kevin get the tables turned on them and are asked to look back on Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends by the one and only Robbie Rozelle. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates Favorite Things MINNIE'S BOYS, THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS, and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 20, 2017

Christmas songs vs Hanukah songs. The Heat Miser makes an appearance. The joys of Stop Motion. Rob loses the button. Kevin does an impression. Hazel wants to sing. Groucho offers some creative consulting. Shelley Winters tries to sing. Lewis Stadlen meets Groucho. Clive Barnes hits a new low. Shelley Winters hits a note. RCA walks away. Tattoo sings a solo. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with 'Diva Whisperer' Richard Jay-Alexander
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 17, 2017

In one of the most versatile careers on record, Richard Jay-Alexander has pretty much done it all. Starting first as a PA on Broadway, then moving his way up to stage manager, it was his collaboration with uber-producer Cameron Mackintosh where Richard really thrived, becoming the Associate Director and Executive Producer of a new show called LES MISERABLES. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Equity's Third-Oldest Working Member, Jerry Adler
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 11, 2017

53 Broadway credits and counting. Yes, that record belongs to the incredible Jerry Adler, who is Actor's Equity's third-oldest working member. Jerry swings by Shetler Studios to discuss what it was like stage managing the original productions of GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, MY FAIR LADY, THE APPLE TREE, COCO, and countless others. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway's Favorite Columnist, Michael Riedel
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 8, 2018

Brace yourselves because the infamous Assassin of Broadway, Michael Riedel, sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on his career and to celebrate the great legends that fascinated him when he first began in this business. Michael also discusses his incredible book, 'Razzle Dazzle: The Battle For Broadway,' which is required reading for anyone who loves the theatre, plus lets loose with gossip from the Great White Way. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on ANGELS IN AMERICA, A CHORUS LINE Documentary, Merman as a Critic, Stritch in a Sitcom, and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 4, 2018

Merman becomes a critic, discussing the new Angles in America, praising Andrew Garfield, Nathan Lane takes on Peter Sellars, Stritch goes multi-cam, Lucy plays Dolly, Madeline Kahn takes a walk, Elaine conquers the West End, the legacy of Elaine Stritch, accentuating the positive, being on the line (for real), how a revival comes to life, the A Chorus Line legacy, the secret passageways of Broadway, loving Michael Bennett, Freddie Martinez makes a comeback, and Rob brings out new impressions. (more...)

Carmen Cusack and Laura Bell Bundy Announced for REPRISE 2.0's Summer Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2018

Casting is announced for two REPRISE 2.0 productions with two Tony Award leading actress nominees: Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde - Tony Nomination, Hairspray, Anger Management) is to play Charity in Sweet Charity, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall from June 20 to July 1, and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star - Tony Nomination, Wicked) is to play Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria directed by Richard Israel and choreographed by John Todd from September 5 to 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Nominee Jane Summerhays
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 22, 2018

The wry, witty, and sophisticated Tony nominee Jane Summerhays swings by Shetler Studios to look back on her incredible career in such musicals as A Chorus Line, Me and My Girl (for which she was nominated for the Tony), Lend Me A Tenor, The Wild Party, and what it was like to learn from artists like Barbara Cook, Wally Harper, and Mabel Mercer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Classic Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), present a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, now in  previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20.  Opening night is Thursday, May 3.  The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan),  Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson(Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez (Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer),Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller). (more...)

Photo Flash: 5-Star Theatricals Presents the Thousand Oaks Premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

5-STAR THEATRICALS (formerly Cabrillo Music Theatre) continues its 2017-2018 season with the Thousand Oaks premiere of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell (based on the Victor Hugo Novel and songs from the Disney film), musical direction by Dan Redfeld, choreography by Michelle Elkin and directed by Misti B. Wills. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME opens on Friday, April 20, 2017 and runs through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.   (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Orchestrator, Michael Starobin
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 2, 2018

Two-time Tony Award-winning orchestrator, Michael Starobin, swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his illustrious career with Rob and Kevin. As an orchestrator, Michael created those magical charts for such shows as Sunday in the Park with George, Falsettos, the 1992 Guys and Dolls revival, Next to Normal, Once on this Island, Legs Diamond, Carrie, Romance/Romance, and Rags! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on A CHORUS LINE Holograms, Sondheim in the Woods, 'Give Me Fat Boy's Famous Arrow,' and More
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 18, 2018

The genius of 'Give Me Fat Boy's Famous Arrow,' holograms of Cassie and Sheila, altering original staging, Kevin throws some Dolly shade, Whatever Happened To Baby Vanjie, a Better sing along, revisiting The Madwoman of Central Park West, Rob sings a solo, Wakefield Poole makes Broadway history, how a porno funded A Chorus Line, Sondheim goes for a walk in the woods, James Lapine buys an armchair, and Lil Marty stars in Anyone Can Whistle Jr. (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Headline Bay Area Musicals' 2018 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) announced today that the theatre company's 2018 gala fundraiser, A Twist of Limelight, will star Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) in a special performance. (more...)

Bay Area Musicals' 2018 Fundraiser To Feature Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018

Bay Area Musicals (Matthew McCoy, Founder & Artistic Director, and AeJay Mitchell, Managing Director) announced today that the theatre company's 2018 gala fundraiser, A Twist of Limelight, will star Tony Award-nominated actress Carmen Cusack (Bright Star, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) in a special performance. All proceeds of the evening will support upcoming productions by Bay Area Musicals! The gala will be held at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Tickets to this one-night-only event range from $45.00 - $175.00 and are available now at www.bamsf.org/twist-of-limelight. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on Nathan Lane vs. Faith Prince, Victoria Clark, and the Brilliance of Nicholas Hytner
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 11, 2018

Kevin and Rob have a dialect-off, Rob redecorates, Kevin sweats it out, Rob reveals some upcoming 54 Below shows, Kevin goes to the Catskills, Rob introduces to the Kutcher Emcee, the merits of talkbacks, Nathan Lane vs. Faith Prince, Victoria Clark needs a hug, Jackie Mason tackles Rodney Dangerfield, Jackie Mason goes into Les Miz, four books that praise the National Theatre, the brilliance of Nicholas Hytner, and more! (more...)

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