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by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 13, 2019
Ed Dixon, Drama Desk winner, Helen Hayes winner, star of countless Broadway shows returned to The Green Room 42 with the world premiere of his new one man show, SHOW STORIES.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
On Sunday, December 8th,Â BroadwayÂ star Eva Noblezada, taught a one-day master classÂ atÂ BroadwayÂ Workshop in New York City.
Photo Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL At Bridge House Theatre Starring Rachel Izen As The First Female Ebenezer Scrooge
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2019
Rachel Izen is to make history as the first actres in the UK to play Ebenezer Scrooge in a new adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol'.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
The Old Royal Naval College in Greenwich, theÂ iconic Sir Christopher Wren-designed complex on the River Thames, has been used as a filming site for fan-favourite blockbusters - including, recentlyÂ Netflix's hit showÂ The CrownÂ (2017-). See photographs!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 21, 2019
A holiday in the country turns deadly-and hilarious-in the concert premiere of Ed Dixon's Whodunit...The Musical. Directed by Peter Flynn (Smart Blonde, Curvy Widow), the whip-smart musical comedy with a touch of mayhem played one night only at The Green Room 42 (Yotel NYC, 570 10th Ave. at 42nd St.) on Wednesday, November 20.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Irving Berlin's White Christmas opened Sunday night November 17 to a packed house at Theatre at the Center in Munster.Â The cast gave a thrilling performance for an audience that was teeming with the holiday spirit.Â Theatre at the Center Artistic Director Linda Fortunato directed and choreographed the show.Â
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Full casting and creative team is today announced for 'Reputation', a new musical by Alick Glass, set in the 1930s and celebrating the glorious sounds and musical rhythms of that era, which will get its world premiere at The Other Palace Studio from Tuesday 5 - Thursday 14 November.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 6, 2019
I had the privilege of interviewing Robin de Levita, mastermind of the 360 StageAround technology, about coming to Japan and why he felt it was important to create a new live theater experience for the world. The most inspiring thing he told me was that Arts Education deserves support and respect from the government. The impact of theater on our youth is huge! 'When kids come to the theater, their phones are switched off. The lights go down. The performance is life and alive. The impact is huge.' The Japanese cast will take over West Side Story in 3 Seasons, starting from November 6th, 2019 and running through January 13th, 2020. This article gives you all the links, and a youtube video!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2019
Recently, Gaten Matarazzo of Stranger Things fame visited Oklahoma! He posed with the cast backstage after the show.
by Timothy Shawver - Nov 2, 2019
The first clue that ANASTASIA was going to be different than what I expected was a note on the title page reading, âInspired by the Twentieth Century Fox Motion Pictures.â Plural? A savvy journalist, I quickly asked Siri to bring up the imdb page for âAnastasiaâ. Turns out Fox made ANASTASIA twice, the 1997 animated off-brand Disney princess movie and a 1957 film that scored Ingrid Bergman's second Oscar and marked Helen Hayes' transition to the big screen. And it turns out the musical version has more in common with LES MISERABLES and RAGTIME than BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. Gone is the hell-wizard Rasputin, his talking fruit bat sidekick, and the singing demon caterpillars. At intermission, I asked my third grade niece, Adalyn, how she was liking it. âIt's awesomeâ¦it's real people, like no Beast or anything. No animals.â We decide that Disney staged musicals are great but more it's more impressive when you can achieve the magic without a story that departs from reality. ANASTASIA is historical fiction hypothetical. It poses a âwhat ifâ¦?â that a daughter of the last czar of Russia (The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna) escaped when the czar's family was executed in 1918. Rumors persisted for decades that Anastasia did, in fact, escape. In 2007, DNA testing confirmed the remains of all four Grand Duchesses were in the Imperial grave. In this version, Terrence McNalley's book follows Anastasia's rediscovery of her identity after surviving the attack on her family and sustaining some plot enabling amnesia. Renamed âAnyaâ she grows up and makes a life in post-Revolution Russia. Anastasia's grandmother, the Dowager Empress (in a staggeringly moving performance by Joy Franz) has fled to France and offered a cash reward for anyone escorting the rumored alive Anastasia to Paris. The wily duo Vlad (Edward Staudenmayer) and Dmitry (Jake Levy) pull a My Fair Lady style makeover on Anya to collect the Dowager's prize. They are pursued by Gleb (Jason Michael Evans). A Soviet officer drawn to Anya romantically but tasked with finding and eliminating the last Romanov. Anya's memory becomes somewhat coaxed back, but the Dowager has stopped seeing Anastasia claimants after too much heart-break from countless frauds. It sounds dark, but with high-tech digital scenery and inspired performances across the cast it is delightful. Stephen Flaherty (Music) and Lynn Ahrens (Lyrics), responsible for bringing us RAGTIME, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, LUCKY STIFF, as well as the Oscar nominated songs carried over from the animated film. ANASTASIA is a perfect context for this pair. âStay, I Pray Youâ (my favorite song of the evening) is evocative of RAGTIME's âNew Musicâ. The two songs literally race my heart in a strangely specific way. My real test of a National Tour at Gammage is how fast I get the music playing in my car on the way home. At ANASTASIA I was already finding, âStay, I Pray Youâ walking through the parking lot. The rest of the score is similarly haunting. Lila Coogan, as Anya/Anastasia, powers through the score with nuance, clarity, and passion. Tari Kelly, as Countess Lily, and Stadenmayer (Vlad) were Adalyn's favorite performances and I have to agree. This incredibly gifted pair take the âtriple threatâ designation (singer, dancer, actor) and go quadruple with the addition of flawless comic timing. The choreography by Peggy Hickey is masterful. It somehow combines inventive and traditional throughout and the ten-minute slice of âSwan Lakeâ infused into âQuartet at the Balletâ is the highlight of the second act. It's a fun-size version that gets an under-represented art form onto the plate. This kind of trope often means the plot putting the plot on hold. But here, it is the connective tissue between Anya, Dmitry, the Dowager, and Gleb as they each bring us up to speed heading into the show's climax. Ultimately, the show's success comes from applying a higher artistic standard to the âpreviously-animated-film-now-theatrically-stagedâ genre. It cashes in on the name draw of the 1997 film then gives the viewer something much more enriched than what they think they are coming to see.
Photo Flash: Jared Zirilli as Dracula in the Premiere of Greenberg and Rosen's DRACULA: A Comedy of Terrors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
With the first phase of its much-anticipated expansion complete, the Maltz Jupiter Theatre, the country's youngest LORT B+ theatre, is opening its 2019/20 season with its first commission, a vibrant world premiere by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
The new musicalÂ LAST DAYS OF SUMMERÂ opened this past Friday, October 25thÂ to unanimous rave reviews at George Street Playhouse. Under the direction ofÂ Jeff CalhounÂ (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER),Â LAST DAYS OF SUMMERÂ features book & lyrics byÂ Steve KlugerÂ (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winnerÂ Jason HowlandÂ (LITTLE WOMEN).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
A star-studded cast including some of Australia's most celebrated opera, television, film and music theatre performers lncludingÂ Anthony WarlowÂ andÂ Jemma RixÂ starÂ in Jekyll & Hyde.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Flat Rock Playhouse welcomes Fall and all its seasonal delights with The Turn of the Screw, an adaptation of the classic 1898 horror novella by Henry James.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Just last night, October 21, BKLYN cameÂ back with a 15th Anniversary reunion concert for one-night-only. The company wasÂ led by Eden Espinosa (RENT, Wicked) as Brooklyn, Karen Olivo (Moulin Rouge, In the Heights) as Faith, and stage star Ramona Keller (The Public Theatre's Hercules, City Center's Little Shop of Horrors) as Paradice, with Tony Award nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Les Miserables) as Taylor Collins,Â Grammy Award nominee Quentin Earl Darrington (Once On This Island, CATS) as Streetsinger, Original Broadway cast members Julie Reiber (Come From Away), Horace V. Rogers (Tarzan), andÂ Caren Lyn Tackett (High Fidelity).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
The Young Actors' Theatre Camp Founding Directors, Shawn Ryan and John Ainsworth, today announced that their brand new musical starring 20 Bay Area teens will debut at The Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, November 15, 16, and 17.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Reputation', a new musical by Alick Glass, set in the 1930s and celebrating the glorious sounds and musical rhythms of that era, will get its world premiere at The Other Palace Studio from Tuesday 5 - Thursday 14 November.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
The Longacre Theatre was the place to be last night as the best of Broadway gathered to celebrate an opening night worth of the gods. The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical officially arrived yesterday, October 16, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
The Longacre Theatre was the place to be last night as the best of Broadway gathered to celebrate an opening night worth of the gods.Â The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson MusicalÂ officiallyÂ arrived yesterday, October 16, 2019.