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by Richard Ridge - Nov 13, 2019
On Monday night, Over Here! The Big Band Musical was back in New York at The Triad Theatre for the first time since its original 1974 Broadway production and the joint was jumpin'. Veteran's Day proved to be the perfect time to revive this beloved celebration of the American spirit and optimism that defined the 1940's. To make it even more worthwhile, a portion of the proceeds from the evening was donated to Vietnam Veterans of America. Over Here! is one of this journalist's favorite musicals, so I was thrilled to have it back on the boards. Under the razor-sharp direction of Will Nunziata, who is quickly becoming a go-to director, this feel-good show sparkled and shined like a freshly polished diamond. It featured a stellar cast of 19, plus an 11-piece swing band, under musical director extraordinaire Blake Allen. Choreographer Andrew Black used every inch of space to give us one eye-popping musical number after another.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
New production images have beenÂ released forÂ theÂ National Theatre WalesÂ andÂ Royal Court TheatreÂ co-production ofÂ On Bear Ridge,Â at the Sherman Theatre.Â Â
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
With just over a week to go until the production begins previews at the Sherman Theatre, get a peek inside rehearsal for the National Theatre WalesÂ andÂ Royal Court TheatreÂ co-production ofÂ On Bear Ridge.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The first images from National Theatre Wales and Royal Court Theatre's production of On Bear Ridge have been released today. Check them out below!
BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA Cruises Thru Causing A Tidal Wave Of Top-Deck Entertainment At The Sierra Madre Theatre
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 16, 2019
I have a special appreciation for artists who really learn their craft; that surround their entire lives dedicated to observation, listening, learning, searching then discovering, creating, improving, perfecting and twerking it a bit to make it organic and unique. When you have experienced performers who have done it all in their careers in key roles putting together a musical production of this type, it is quite apparent in the outcome. With the esteemed team that is at the 'helm' of this production, Director Josh Finkel, Choreographer Jeffrey Scott Parsons, Costumes Designed by Shon LeBlanc, Lighting Design by Derek Jones, Artistic Director of the Sierra Madre Theatre Christian Lebano, and Live One-Man-Orchestra Sean Paxton; (Google all!) it is full tilt ahead and all aboard for an evening of superb and satisfying entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Abingdon Theatre Company presented a one-night only reading of Steel Magnolias, byÂ Robert Harling, directed byÂ Blanche BakerÂ on Monday, May 20th at 7pm at TheÂ Lucille LortelÂ Theatre (120 Christopher Street.)
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 19, 2019
Let The Good Times Roll! Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), launches its 2nd season with the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
Theatrical Outfit, located at The Balzer Theater at Herren's on Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta,Â completes its 2018-2019Â Season of BeautyÂ with the R&B musical review,Â Five Guys Named Moe, with book by Clarke Peters and music & lyrics by music pioneer Louis Jordan. A revival of the show was a recent smash in London's West End.Â Set in both the past and the present, the show features chart-topping tunes including 'Is You Is, or Is You Ain't My Baby,' 'Let the Good Times Roll,' and 'Knock Me a Kiss'.Â
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Let The Good Times Roll! Long Island's newest year-round professional theatrical venue, The Argyle Theatre (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director), launches its 2nd season with the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins. Performances began May 16, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, June 23, 2019 at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Opening Night is Saturday evening, May 18, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Forerunner Technologies, Inc is the Presenting Sponsor of Million Dollar Quartet.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Rivertown Theaters is offering a new option for families to celebrate the holiday season with "Let It Snow," a brand new musical review by Rich Arnold & company with added jukebox hits from the 50's & 60's all new for the Rivertown stage!
BWW REVIEW: BROADWAY BOUND Provides An Insight Into Post War New York As A Young Comedy Writer Shares His Story Of Life In Brooklyn
by Jade Kops - Nov 25, 2018
Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical BROADWAY BOUND shares his journey from the familial home to his dream career as part of Broadway's entertainment industry.Â
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018
This happy-go-lucky view of small-town vice and statewide political side-stepping recounts the good times and the demise of the Chicken Ranch, known since the 1850s as one of the better pleasure palaces in all of Texas. Governors, senators, mayors, and even victorious college football teams frequent Miss Mona's cozy bordello, until that Puritan nemesis Watchdog focuses his television cameras and his righteous indignation on the institution.
by Amanda Prahl - Apr 30, 2018
Kate Rockwell has made a career out of the peppy, poppy musicals that have been the hallmark of the past decade of Broadway, most recently as the hilarious ditzy Karen Smith in Mean Girls. But on her debut album, Back To My Roots, she steps away from these characters, instead compiling together the songs she dreamed of performing as a young aspiring actress. The result is a delightfully unexpected combination of comic patter, diva belting, and beautiful ballads that highlight Rockwell's talent and range.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018
LES MISERABLES,Â the thrilling musical phenomenon direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement, opened atÂ Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM)Â on Tuesday, April 24, leaving audiences stunned by the breathtaking performance.
Photo Flash: Andre De Shields, Marta Sanders, Peter And Will Anderson, Shemekia Copeland And More Among 2018 Bistro Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018
Tony Award winning choreographer and director George Faison (The Wiz) presentedÂ Andre De Shields, a two-timeÂ Tony nominee, Drama Desk nominee, Emmy winner and multi-Audelco Award and Outer Critics Circle Award winner, with the 2018Â Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement AwardÂ at theÂ 33rd Annual Bistro Awards Gala, held at Gotham Comedy Club in New York on March 12th. De Shields receivedÂ the Bistro Awards' highest honorÂ for his five decades of stage and nightclub accomplishments.
by Brent Deekens - Mar 13, 2018
Plays Through May 5th, 2018
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 30, 2018
Adrianne Tolsch, the first female House MC at the legendary Catch a Rising Star was remembered at the Friars Club last night and you can only imagine what happens when comics commemorate one of their own in the confines of the Milton Berle Room's husband, former Letterman writer Bill Sheft hosted the evening which featured some of his wife's favorite comicsâ¦ Maureen Langan, Brian Cichocki, Rose Bennett, Jeff Stison, Cory Kahaney, Patty Rosborough, and Judy Gold.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017
Hennie Smit and Arina de Witt are onstage in AS DROME VLERKE KRY at this year's Aardklop National Arts Festival in Potchefstroom. The production forms part of a season of five shows from Lefra Productions at the festival, with the lineup also including FIELA SE KIND, MY MAN SE SKELMPIE SE SKELMPIE SE VROU, ONTBLOOT and MY PA.
by Christine Swerczek - Sep 26, 2017
This has been an unusual weekend for me. I had the privilege of attending two compelling plays written by African Americans about African Americans and performed by African Americans. Both shows are moving presentations that made me laugh. They made me cry. And they made me view the lives of families very different from my own with a new sense of understanding.
Photo Flash: The Premiere of COMPLAINT BOX AND/OR GOOD TIMES - A Dramedy About White People Problems
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017
A day in the life of three estranged sisters, who come together to clean out their childhood beach house where they find, amongst other things, the infamous Complaint Box of their youth. The Complaint Box contained a trove of riches - everything they were upset or angry about was written down and put into the box.