This Is the Army

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Denver Arts & Venues Requests Qualifications For A New Public Art Project At The Joseph P. Martínez Park
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 12, 2023

Denver Arts & Venues is now accepting qualifications for a new Denver Public Art project at Joseph P. Martínez Park to embody the spirit, bravery and fortitude of Private Joe Pantillion Martínez after whom the park was named.

by Alan Portner - Jul 18, 2023

Shawnee Mission Park’s “Theatre in the Park,” marks the season with an oddly appropriate July production of “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.” The item up for view and review is a very nice production of Irving Berlin classic songs and the familiar tale based on a 1954 movie of the same name.  There is significantly more Irving Berlin music in the staged musical than in the 1954 film. 

Review: Timely, powerful INCIDENT AT VICHY at Head Trick Theatre
by John McDaid - Jun 19, 2023

Arthur Miller's 1964 drama explores how fascism paralyzed even those who considered resistance; this production at the Head Trick Theatre strips the play to its bones, focuses on the characters, and delivers a visceral punch.

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra Swings into Coralville in June
by Stephi Wild - May 23, 2023

The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra returns to the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 PM.

Keira Knightley, Kit Harington and More Join MY GRANDPARENTS' WAR Season Two on PBS
by Michael Major - Apr 3, 2023

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Keira Knightley (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), Toby Jones (Captain America) and Emeli Sandé (“Next to Me,” “Our Version of Events”) each host an episode that explores their family’s unique stories.

MY GRANDPARENTS WAR Season 2 Premieres on PBS in April
by Michael Major - Mar 8, 2023

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Keira Knightley (Atonement, Pride and Prejudice), Toby Jones (Captain America) and Emeli Sandé (“Next to Me,” “Our Version of Events”) each host an episode that explores their family’s unique stories.

Roundabout Announces The Refocus Project Second Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the second season of The Refocus Project, its multiyear project to elevate and restore marginalized plays to the American canon.

New Opera BOTH EYES OPEN to Premiere at the Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022

First Look Sonoma, Paul Dresher Ensemble, and Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center will present the world premiere in San Francisco of a new opera, Both Eyes Open, by composer, Max Giteck Duykers and librettist, Philip Kan Gotanda. Directed by Melissa Weaver and conducted by Benjamin Makino. An open dress rehearsal/preview is set for Friday, June 24, 2022 at 2:00pm, while the show premieres on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 8:00pm and Sunday June 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm. All performances take place at the Presidio Theatre Performing Arts Center, 99 Moraga Avenue, San Francisco, California, in Presidio National Park. 

BWW Interview: Guy Noland of SOUTH PACIFIC at Fred Kavli Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Mar 21, 2022

Guy Noland is currently in a second career as an actor and having the time of his life. During his early years, Guy found himself looking like 'a million other' young stage actors, but the 9/11 tragedy sent his career in a new direction as he became an award-winning documentary director for the Salvation Army's media department.

Catalina Museum to Present New Exhibit 'Norman Rockwell in the 1940s'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2022

Catalina Museum for Art & History will present the exhibition Norman Rockwell in the 1940s: A View of the American Homefront, featuring a collection of Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers during the 1940s that were inspired by life on the American homefront during World War II.

Study Up on Irving Berlin and Celebrate Broadway's Return with #NoBusinessLikeShowBusiness
by Team BWW - Nov 10, 2021

Live theatre is officially back and Concord Theatricals is celebrating! 'There's No Business Like Show Business' is a digital celebration that launched just last month, marking the return of live theater and all of the incredible people who help to make it happen. The celebration coincides with the 75th anniversary of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun and its iconic showstopper 'There's No Business Like Show Business,' a song that has more resonance than ever this year.

BWW Review: FORT HUACHUCA at the Zephyr Theatre
by Tracey Paleo - Jul 27, 2021

Denied membership in the American Red Cross during WWII, 180 black women of the 32nd and 33rd WAAC companies were reluctantly accepted into the Army, assumed their duties at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and went on to contribute an important chapter to America's history.

TOP 10: Lo mejor de Irving Berlin
by Nuria Pedret - May 11, 2021

En el día de su cumpleaños, rendimos homenaje al compositor estadounidense con una selección comentada de sus canciones

Theater Stories: GYPSY, EVITA, THE COLOR PURPLE, the FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival, & More About The Broadway Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!

Austin Jewish Film Festival Celebrates 18th Anniversary Next Month
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2020

The Austin Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 18th year, a year of significance.

L.A. Theatre Works Has Lined Up 7 Plays and a National Tour for 2021
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2020

L.A. Theatre Works has selected seven plays and a national touring production for its upcoming season. Specific dates will be announced after the CDC and UCLA, home of the James Bridges Theater where LATW performs, give the go ahead and all safety protocols have been put into place.

Renaissance Theaterworks Presents The Seventh Annual BR!NK NEW PLAY FESTIVAL - Virtual Edition
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2020

Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee's only professional theater company dedicated to promoting the work of women onstage and off, presents the Br!NK Award annually to two Midwestern women playwrights to help them develop and advance their work.

Fantastic Firsts And Dynamic Debuts Soar In Heritage's July Comic & Comic Art Event
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 17, 2020

First issues of milestone titles. Debut appearances of beloved and immortal superheroes. And a comic book from the days before there were such things.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest MOVIE MUSICALS of All Time
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!

Photo Flash: Ken Ludwig's DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE Begins Rehearsals At Arena Stage
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has begun rehearsals for the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy For You) Dear Jack, Dear Louise.

Arena Stage Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy For You) Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Based on his own parents' love story, U.S. Army Captain Jacob S. Ludwig and aspiring actress, Louise Rabiner, meet through a series of letters and become pen pals. Set in 1942 during World War II, a romance begins and the two must find their way toward each other, even though they have never met. Directed by Jackie Maxwell, Dear Jack, Dear Louise runs November 21 a?" December 29, 2019 in the Kreeger Theater.

BWW Review: 1940s Nostalgia in the Charming Rendition of SOUTH PACIFIC at Artscape Opera House
by Lindsay Kruger - Jul 23, 2019

The latest Rodgers & Hammerstein offering from Cape Town's G&S Society was welcomed at Artscape Opera House this past weekend with standing ovations. SOUTH PACIFIC is described as an 'epic musical romance' and this latest revival of the classic breathes technicolor life into a legendary theatrical think piece.

Museum Exhibition Showcases Work Of Legendary Artist, Romare Bearden
by Julie Musbach - Jun 19, 2019

The National Civil Rights Museum is honored to present the exhibit Romare Bearden: Vision and Activism opening Friday, June 21. The exhibit shows how African American artist Romare Bearden (1911-1988) broke stereotypes about black life by envisioning a complex community striving for collobarative justice and redefining beauty in the landscape of the African American experience.

Celia Keenan-Bolger and Andrew Rannells To Host NYC FLEET WEEK FOLLIES
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2019

Waterwell is proud to announce performers and celebrity volunteers for the inaugural year of Fleet Week Follies, an annual festival of entertainment for the military community during Fleet Week, to be held on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Brooklyn's National Sawdust music venue (80 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, 11249).

Tara Theatre Announce International Summer Season 4
by Stephi Wild - Apr 23, 2019

Tara Theatre today announce their international summer season (June-August 2019), featuring a breadth of work from across the globe. The season includes theatre, poetry, concerts and comedy with performances in English, French, Urdu and Japanese.


This Is the Army, Mr. Jones
I'm Getting Tired So I Can Sleep
My Sergeant and I Are Buddies
I Left My Heart at the Stage Door Canteen
The Army's Made a Man Out of Me
Ladies of the Chorus
That Russian Winter
That's What the Well Dressed Man in Harlem Will Wear
American Eagles
With My Head in the Clouds
Aryans Under the Skin
How About a Cheer for the Navy
What Does He Look Like?
This Time
Your Country and My Country
My Sweetie
Poor Little Me, I'm on K.P.
God Bless America
Goodbye France
My British Buddy
The Fifth Army's Where My Heart Is
Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
We're on Our Way to France
This Is the Army has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1942, Broadway which opened in 1942 and West End which opened in 1943.



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