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by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
Porchlight Music TheatreÂ continue its 25th Anniversary Season with its 'lost' musicals in staged concert series Porchlight Revisits. Porchlight Revisits Call Me Madam, with book byÂ Howard LindsayÂ andÂ Russel CrouseÂ and music and lyrics byÂ Irving BerlinÂ starsÂ Donica LynnÂ as the titular socialite presented for three performances Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 21 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at TheÂ Ruth PageÂ Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.
Photo Flash: Get a Look at All New Production Photos From CIRCUS 1903 at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Circus 1903 has today released brand new production images ahead of its much anticipated Christmas run at London's Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre. Circus 1903 will be performing at Royal Festival Hall from 19 December through to 5 January. Press night will be on 19 December.
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 4, 2019
When thinking of the great composers and playwrights whose works have graced Arena Stage, these are the names that come to mind. So when Disney's Newsies was announced for this season, it is understandable why some were shaking their head quizzically.
by Roy Berko - Nov 2, 2019
On May 4, 1970, over a period of 13-seconds, nearly 70 shots were fired upon Kent State University unarmed students by the Ohio State National Guard. The students, and their supporters, were protesting against the bombing of Cambodia by the United States, part of the ill-conceived Vietnam incursion. Forever after, to be known as 'The Kent State Massacre,' the attack killed four and wounded nine others.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Over the past few weeks, an enormous variety of musical and comic talent have stormed the Birdland stage during Jim Caruso's iconic Cast Party. Accompanied by musical director Billy Stritch, with Steve Doyle on bass and Daniel Glass on drums, the performers have run the gamut from up-and-coming hopefuls to Broadway stars.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
âJim Caruso's Cast Party,â the extreme open mic/variety show, made it's Nashville debut at The Franklin Theatre on September 7.Â A packed house was privy to performances by Grammy winners, legends from the Country Music Hall of Fame, Broadway, pop, gospel and blues singers.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 20, 2019
Tony Award nominated leading man, Max von Essen, celebrated the release of his debut solo recording, Call Me Old Fashioned: The Broadway Standard, (LML Music), with one show at Birdland on Monday, August 19th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Jim Caruso's Cast Party stormed Las Vegas for one night only, on Friday, July 26. The a?oeextreme open mic,a?? which celebrates musical and variety talent, returned to Myron's Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center.Â
Photo Flash: Award Winners Hollywood Bowl Join The JosÃ© Iturbi Foundation As They Sponsor 'A Decade of Dudamel' at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
The JosÃ© Iturbi Foundation proudly sponsored 'A Decade of Dudamel' with the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl. To celebrate his ten years in L.A., Gustavo Dudamel conducted a special anniversary concert complete with fireworks and featured members of YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) and Russian piano virtuoso, Khatia Buniatishvili. The evening's performance includes music from well-known films of Hollywood's golden age.
by Amanda Prahl - Jun 12, 2019
It's another op'nin' of another version of Kiss Me, Kate, the iconic Cole Porter musical that adds a sassy, meta-theatrical, mid-century twist to Shakespeare's battle of the sexes The Taming of the Shrew. With an all-star cast, the cast recording of Roundabout's latest revival has little in the way of surprise or novelty, but plenty of talent along the way.
BWW REVIEW: Kerrie Anne Greenland Shares Her Love Of Movies And Music in PICTURES: SONGS FROM MOVIE MUSICALS
by Jade Kops - Apr 27, 2019
Helpmann Award Winner Kerrie Anne Greenland soars as she shares her favorite movie musical songs in PICTURES: SONGS FROM MOVIE MUSICALS.Â Tying in with her recently released album of the same name, this is Sydney's opportunity to get to hear this brilliant voice before she crosses over to her latest pursuit of a Masters in Opera.Â
Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Apr 24, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's 'So You Think You Can Dance' and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Falsettos), associate director is Cynthia Ferrer (original 'Kathy Selden' in the first National Tour of Singin' in the Rain) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Preceding, it will perform Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff Street, in Northridge.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, based on the greatest movie musical of all time with screenplay by Betty Comden & Adolph Green and songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. The fresh new production will be directed & choreographed by Spencer Liff (Emmy nominee for TV's "So You Think You Can Dance" and Broadway's Head Over Heels, Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Falsettos), associate director is Cynthia Ferrer (original "Kathy Selden" in the first National Tour of Singin' in the Rain) with musical direction by Keith Harrison. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will preview on Friday, April 19, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 20 at 8pm) and run through Sunday, May 12, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Preceding, it will perform Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14 at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya), 18111 Nordhoff Street, in Northridge.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presentsÂ Bullets Over Broadway The Musical,Â the Tony Award-nominated musical based on Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath's screenplay for the hit filmÂ Bullets over Broadway. A love letter to the golden age of Broadway,Â Bullets Over Broadway The MusicalÂ brings the classic musical comedy back with a bang. Loaded with the songs that made the 1920s roar, this splashy musical features Jazz Age standards includingÂ 'Let's Misbehave,' ''Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do,' "Tiger Rag," and 'Up a Lazy River.'Â In this madcap comedy, a young playwright finally gets his play produced on Broadway, but discovers there's a catch: the mobster putting up the funds wants a vehicle for his ditzy, talent-free girlfriend. Throw in an aging diva, dancing gangsters, and a bevy of beautiful chorus girls, and comedic capers ensue. Under the direction ofÂ Milissa CareyÂ and music direction ofÂ Louis Lagalante,Â
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Rod Serling's REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT, a drama of a punch-drunk fighter long past his prime, was originally written as a play, but first became a landmark live television drama of the "golden age" starring Jack Palance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
TheÂ Signature TheatreÂ production ofÂ By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner and Residency 1 playwrightÂ Lynn NottageÂ and directed by Obie Award-winnerÂ Kamilah Forbes, recently celebrated opening night on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Check out photos from the evening below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Set in 1890s France during the Golden Age period known as La Belle Epoque "Beautiful Era", CAN-CAN! is a fun and frivolous new dance musical adapted from Offenbach's original operetta Orpheus in the Underworld and features a 17 strong all-singing, all-dancing cast.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
By The Way, Meet Vera Stark began performance on January 29 and opens on Tuesday, February 19 on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center. The production is a limited engagement through March 10, 2019. Get a first look at the production below!
BWW Review: CONTEMPORARY DANCE FESTIVAL: JAPAN + EAST ASIA Sets the Bar & Demonstrates a New Vocabulary
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jan 9, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
Signature Theatre presentsÂ By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner andResidency 1 playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by Obie Award-winner Kamilah Forbes.