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Comedy Theatre

(London, )
(Leicester Square) Panton Street off Haymarket
by Charles Shubow - Sep 7, 2019
Alan Paul directs and demonstrates the power of live theater.
by Charles Shubow - Sep 12, 2019
It was exactly ten years ago I first saw Stephen Temperley's SOUVENIR at Baltimore Center Stage which starred Tony Award winner, Judy Kaye. I could not imagine seeing a better version of it ever. But, I was wrong. The Rep Stage version is just plain spectacular and the two actors who perform here, Grace Bauer and Alan Naylor are just plain marvelous.
by Jim Munson - Oct 6, 2020
On October 7-11, an astounding array of 56 performers from Scotland, Canada, Russia, and across the United States are (virtually) coming together to take part in The Marsha??s MarshStream International Solo Fest. Acclaimed as the San Francisco Bay Areaa??s a?oebreeding ground for new performance,a?? The Marsh is thrilled to present a wide-ranging festival line-up that includes an internationally renowned Russian stand-up comedian, musicals, a traditional Indian dance piece, clowning, and much more. As added enticement, with the Vice Presidential Debate happening right before the festival kicks off, the October 7th opening will also include a post-debate discussion with The Marsha??s astute comedian/performers Don Reed and Maureen Langan weighing in about the debate. Further details can be found at BroadwayWorld caught up recently with The Marsha??s Artistic Executive Director/Founder Stephanie Weisman, calling in from the Trinity Alps where shea??s been sheltering away from the Bay Area, and Festival Director Maggie Wilson from her home base in Brooklyn.
by Carla Delgado - Oct 6, 2019
Joanna Ampil may have already checked off Grizabella from her dream roles, but there's something about the musical that makes her want to reprise the role once more. 'I'm doing it again because it's in Manila, hahaha!' she shared. 'I've always wanted to bring Cats to Manila and finally we have the chance, so I'm excited. I'm nervous also, but I'm more excited about it.'
by Charles Shubow - Oct 4, 2018
When I read that Studio Theatre would be presenting playwright Steven Levenson's IF I FORGET I was very excited. Why? Levenson won a Tony Award for his great book for hit musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN. Then I read the play won the Drama Desk Award for Best Off-Broadway play at the Roundabout Theatre in New York (see their informative study guide). Then when I saw what the play was about I really got excited.
by Jim Munson - Oct 22, 2019
Following on the rousing success of Antigona, their acclaimed and wildly popular flamenco adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone, Noche Flamenca returns to San Francisco's Z Space with their latest program Entre Tú y Yo (You and I). Conceived, choreographed, and directed by Noche Flamenca Artistic Director Martín Santangelo and lead dancer Soledad Barrio, Entre Tú y Yo explores romantic relationships through dance, music, and song. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Mr. Santangelo, who also just happens to be married to Ms. Barrio. A legendary dancer known for the drama and ferocity of her movements, Barrio has been called the a?oecrown jewel of flamencoa?? by Dance Magazine and a?oea force of naturea?? by The New York Times. Santangelo himself also has a rich history as a dancer, including performing on Broadway in Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal's Juan Darien.
by Amy Oestreicher - Oct 16, 2019
Avery Sommers has had a fantastic career so far, appearing on Broadway in Ain't Misbehavin', Show Boat, Chicago, and Platinum. Now, the versatile performer makes her New York solo debut in an extraordinary collection from the Great American Songbook. In this BWW Exclusive Interview, Sommers talks about the inspiration behind For Sentimental Reasons.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Julie Taymor ('The Glorias,' 'Frida,' 'The Lion King') sat down with The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk in the latest episode of 'At Home With The Creative Coalition,' a podcast featuring unplugged and uncensored conversations with today's biggest stars.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
Playing Davida's sisters (who function as the show's narrators) are Cassie Donegan of Nashville, Tennessee as Abigail and Gabriela Gonzalez (a sophomore at Winthrop University) of Charlotte, North Carolina as Zeruiah.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
REPRESENTING T.A. BUCK, by Edna Ferber, read by Michèle LaRue has been announced for the Metropolitan Virtual Playhouse.
by Charles Shubow - Oct 1, 2018
Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic musical if given a memorable presentation.
by Don Grigware - Nov 8, 2019
SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical/book by Colman Domingo, Robert Cary & Des McAnuff/songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder, Paul Jabara and others/directed by Des McAnuff/choreography by Sergio Trujillo/music supervision by Ron Melrose/Hollywood Pantages Theatre/through November 24 The national tour of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical currently onstage at the Hollyqwood Pantages, is a feast for the eyes and ears for every Donna Summer fan. Born in 1948 LaDonna Adrian Gaines who eventually became the Queen of Disco used to skip high school classes in Boston Massachusetts and take the bus to New York to audition. She landed her first professional gig in the rock musical Hair and performed it in Munich where she created a sensation. Her hit song 'I Feel Love' brought her back to the US...and the rest is history.
by Charles Shubow - Nov 8, 2019
Do not miss this superb rendition of a classic musical.
by Robert Diamond - Nov 7, 2018
For 101 seasons, The Muny has brought a little bit of Broadway to St. Louis, as one of the country's premier institutions in musical theatre. As the nation's largest outdoor musical theatre, the venue produces seven world-class musicals each year and welcomes over 400,000 theatregoers over a nine-week summer season.
by Charles Shubow - Nov 28, 2018
Do not miss this Tony-winning musical!
by Debbie Hall - Nov 27, 2018
Joely Fisher encompasses many roles to many people. She is the daughter of legendary crooner Eddie Fisher and entertainment icon Connie Stevens. She is the half-sister to the late Carrie Fisher. She was one of the lead characters in Ellen DeGeneres' sitcom Ellen. She is a wife, mother, caregiver, vocalist, actor, and author. Joely will bring her life to the stage in Growing Up Fisher for a one-night-only engagement at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Dec. 1.
by Charles Shubow - Nov 25, 2019
It's great there is a family-friendly musical ready for the holidays.
by Gary Naylor - Nov 21, 2019
Kwami Odoom talks about his life as an actor and about his role in Hunger, at the Arcola Theatre until 21 November.
by Charles Shubow - Nov 15, 2018
Talented cast knows how to some some laughs.
by Charles Shubow - Nov 12, 2018
This fable of a musical lacks passion and is rather bland.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
On the evening of Friday, November 1, a vibrant a?"and extremely stylisha?"crowd of more than 200 LGBTQ+ artists and allies packed into the 3rd floor auditorium at The Center (208 W. 13th St.) for the 2019 Queer|Art Annual Party. The evening convened a celebration for the graduating Fellows of the 2018-2019 Queer|Art|Mentorship program cycle and occasioned the announcement of the winners for the 2019 Queer|Art|Prize (made possible with generous support from HBO and Bloomberg Philanthropies).
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 6, 2020
Netflix has debuted the new limited series from Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, HOLLYWOOD.
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - May 28, 2019
City Theatre's Artistic Director, Margaret Ledford, was a joy to interview- as intelligent as she was funny. We talk all things SUMMER SHORTS. City Theatre and the Adrienne Arsht Center present Summer Shorts 2019, May 30 - June 23, at Carnival Studio Theater. The summer theater season starts with a fresh batch of City Theatre's SHORTS at the Arsht Center!
by Charles Shubow - May 13, 2019
Do not miss this three hour thriller about diplomacy about the Middle East makes its regional premiere.
by Charles Shubow - May 1, 2019
I do wish I could get to more community theater. It has been too long since my last review of shows that deserve moer attention. There are a plethera of local such productions in the Baltimore/Washington area which provide affordable and entertaining theater. I recently attend the Charm City Players and their wonderful production of MAMMA MIA!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 27, 2019
There's a new Carney family in town. Earlier this month, a whopping fourteen new cast members joined the 35-member ensemble of The Ferryman, now performing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Amongst them are three-time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James as Quinn Carney, Holley Fain as Caitlin Carney, and Emily Bergl as Mary Carney.
by Gil Kaan - Jun 6, 2019
Internationally renowned playwright Peter Quilter will have his latest theatrical accomplishment BESTSELLER world premiering at the International City Theatre (ICT) in Long Beach beginning June 12, 2019. Writer of such successful shows as END OF THE RAINBOW on Judy Garland and GLORIOUS! on Florence Foster Jenkins, amongst others, BESTSELLER centers on a writers retreat housing an eclectic bunch of writers with writers block. Peter agreed to correspond with me from his home in the Canary Islands.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
Arts Commons is planning pop-up performances from local performers across Calgary with their new project, Arts Xpedition, according to CBC News.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Montaigne (aka Jessica Cerro) is sure to be a name and voice you soon won't forget. At only 23 years old, the latinx Australian singer-songwriter has already dominated the charts on her home turf with each single on her debut album Glorious Heights hitting #1 most played on triple j while her certified-Gold single 'Because I Love You' hit #25 on triple j's 'Hottest 100' charts. It's no surprise Montaigne has surpassed 8.5 million streams on her most popular track on Spotify - the songstress won the 'Best Breakthrough Artist' ARIA Award (equivalent to the US Grammy), was also nominated for Cosmopolitan's 'Fearless Woman Of The Year' Award, and commended by Sia personally following her triple j 'Like A Version' cover of 'Chandelier.'
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 5, 2020
The star of FULLER HOUSE, DALLAS and breakout star of DANCING WITH THE STARS returns to New York with his nightclub act AN EVENING WITH JUAN PABLO DI PACE this week for two performances at The Green Room 42. Stephen Mosher talks with the triple threat about what's in store for his fans who are lucky enough to score tickets.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 10, 2021
Watch as Richard Ridge chats with star of stage and screen Wayne Brady, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, January 10 (8pm) and Monday, January 11 (3pm).
by Kathy Strain - Feb 24, 2020
The story of Newfoundland and the town of Gander was a chance to remember the good in so many. COME FROM AWAY is an amazing true story of how 7,000 people were stranded in Gander and how the good in everyone was quickly discovered. BWW was able to chat recently with Andrew Samonsky who plays Kevin and other characters in COME FROM AWAY as it begins its week in San Antonio, Texas at the Majestic Theatre.
by Rob Lester - Feb 20, 2020
Barb Jungr, Lea DeLaria, Karen Oberlin, Marissa Mulder...Each of these female vocalists had plenty to say about love and made some 20th century popular music their own, each in her own quite original way.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2020
The much-beloved musical Newsies follows the tale of Jack Kelly, a newsboy and leader of a ragtag group 'newsies' in turn of the century New York City, who dreams a life better than the streets of New York can offer. When publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack and the newsies find a cause to fight for and strike for what's right.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019
As the 2010s draw to a close, we thought we'd look back at all the incredible theatre of the past decade. What's been your highlight? Here, BroadwayWorld reviewers share some of theirs!
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Mari Sandvær Kreken and Tor Egil Kreken, better known as Norwegian folk duo Darling West, have just announced a brand new full-length album, We'll Never Know Unless We Try, to be released on February 7, 2020 via Jansen Records. Leaning into sunny California dreamscapes, We'll Never Know Unless We Try is a little west of center for the band's sound—a sound that Lucinda Williams dubbed “Cosmic Folk” after her first time sharing a stage with Mari and Tor Egil—but never loses the charm and feel Darling West fans have quickly grown to love since the band's first record was released in 2014. Today, American Songwriter premiered “Hey There,” the new single from We'll Never Know Unless We Try, commenting, “The sound puts a distinctly Nordic twist on American, and Americana, songwriting tradition...beautifully melodic vocals.” Darling West explains the origins of the track, “It's not always easy to be inspired to write songs when everything feels good and you're content. Usually, it all just comes out cheesy and it feels awkward. 'Hey There' came together in that kind of moment. We decided to put all fear of cliches aside and just celebrate the beauty of the connection between two people and true love as we know it.”   
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2020
Rising 21-year-old rapper Joey Trap has unveiled the official video for his single ‘DIE4ME’, out 22nd December.
by Charles Shubow - Dec 14, 2018
Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith's gift to Baltimore/Washington theater patrons this season is just plain delightful.
by Charles Shubow - Dec 13, 2018
When I heard about the topic of the new Baltimore Center Stage production of A WONDER IN MY SOUL, I initially thought it would be a female version of the film 'Barber Shop' Well, let me tell you, it is NOT!!!!
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Montaigne (aka Jessica Cerro) is sure to be a name and voice you soon won't forget. At only 23 years old, the Australian Latinx-Filipina singer-songwriter has already dominated the charts on her home turf with each single on her debut album Glorious Heights hitting #1 most played on triple j while her certified-Gold single 'Because I Love You' hit #25 on triple j's 'Hottest 100' charts.It's no surprise Montaigne has surpassed 15 million streams on her most popular track  - the songstress won the 'Best Breakthrough Artist' ARIA Award (equivalent to the US Grammy), was also nominated for Cosmopolitan's 'Fearless Woman Of The Year' Award, and commended by Sia personally following her triple j 'Like A Version' cover of 'Chandelier.' 
by Charles Shubow - Aug 23, 2019
It is not often one opens a theater program and on page one sees a letter from composer Stephen Sondheim. I had the privilege of attending the joint Jason Robert Brown and Stephen Sondheim concert on June 24, 2019 at Town Hall in New York City to raise funds for 'Brady United Against Gun Violence' (see link below). It was a very moving evening of great theatrical music by two of this country's best composers.
by Charles Shubow - Aug 17, 2019
You may have heard of the long journey of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS from a 1060 Roger Corman horror film (with a young Jack Nicholson) to a 1982 Off-Broadway hit musical, a 1986 film with Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, and Steve Martin, and a revival in 2003 this time on Broadway with Hunter Foster, Douglas Sills and Kerry Butler. And believe it or not, another revival coming to Off-Broadway previewing on September 17 and opening October 17 to the Westside Theatre Upstairs with Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard, Christian Borle, and Kinglsey Leggs.
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Anthem Entertainment (formerly ole) artist Kalsy Kulyk announced today that her debut, self-titled album will release August 30. The newcomer's most recent single, “Bad Liar,” is one of seven tracks featured on the project, along with nostalgia-laced previous track release “More Time.” 
by Rosanna Liuski - Aug 11, 2019
Spamalot at Tornava's Summer Theater is full of physical comedy, keen actors and glee on a cool set design!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Things can happen in childhood that set us on a collision course with life.
by Neil Shurley - Apr 8, 2019
'It's all about the humanity.'
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
innova Recordings and Cantaloupe Music announce the May 10, 2019 joint release of The Passion, a new album featuring the music of composer Jeffrey Brooks, recorded by the Bang on a Can All-Stars and Contemporaneous, and conducted by David Bloom. The Passion includes the world premiere recordings of After the Treewatcher, Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother, and The Passion. The album was produced and recorded by Damian leGassick and recorded at the Power Station at BerkleeNYC in May 2018, and is the first joint release between Cantaloupe Music and innova Recordings.
by Rona Kelly - Apr 3, 2019
Nigel Lilley serves as Music Director, part of a team who have worked alongside Stephen Sondheim and Jonathan Tunick on this production. Taking us back to his early experiences of Sondheim, Nigel also shares what it means to work with him and Jonathan today.
by Jim Munson - Apr 10, 2020
Good news for musical theater lovers! TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's recent, acclaimed production of Paul Gordon's Pride and Prejudice will now be available to stream. Presented by Streaming Musicals, Pride and Prejudice will receive a a?oevirtual opening nighta?? on Friday, April 10 at 3:30pm PT/ 6:30pm ET, with an encore presentation at 7:00pm PT/10:00pm ET. Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, The Prom) and Julie James, Program Director/ Curator of SiriusXM's a?oeOn Broadwaya?? channel, will host the a?oevirtual opening night,a?? which will include an intermission discussion with the creative team members including TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who directed the new romantic musical comedy. Streaming during the April 10 a?oevirtual opening nighta?? will be free. Pride and Prejudice will then be available to stream on for a minimal fee. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Robert Kelley to learn more about his production of Pride and Prejudice and also to touch base with him on how TheatreWorks was weathering the current health and economic crisis.