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by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th anniversary season began with the 14th Annual Chicago Sings concert: Chicago Sings 25 Years of Porchlight, Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello and a band featuring Kelsey Boltz, Cara Hartz, John McCreary, Greg Strauss, Celeste Park and Jake Saleh.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jul 29, 2019
Last year, in 2018, the third annual Dancers For Good Benefit supporting the Actors Fund Dancers Resource in East Hampton was so impressive that I challenged the founders to 'high-kick it up a notch even higher next year'. I'm thrilled to announce that not only did they clearly accept that challenge, they superseded all expectations!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
(mostly)musicals is PANTING to tell you about our NEXT edition - DOG DAYS of Summer (an off-the-leash cabaret) on Monday, 8.12.19!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
The Classical Theatre of Harlem kicks off its 20thÂ Anniversary Season with a FREE outdoor production ofÂ The Bacchae. Inspired byÂ Bryan Doerries'Â new version of Euripides' classic Greek tragedy and directed by CTH Associate Artistic DirectorÂ Carl Cofield,Â The BacchaeÂ will be performed in the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Harlem's Marcus Garvey Park (18 Mt. Morris Park West, enter the park at 124thÂ and 5thÂ Avenue and walk south to the venue) through Sunday, July 28thÂ (performances are Tuesday through Sunday at 8:30 pm).
BWW REVIEW: Jennifer Holliday Captures Hearts As She Lifts The Roof Off Sydney Town Hall For SYDNEY CABARET FESTIVAL
by Jade Kops - Jul 9, 2019
The headline act for the inaugural Sydney Cabaret Festival had audiences captivated as Jennifer Holliday shared personal stories and soaring soul songs in an amazing Australian debut concert.
by Jade Kops - Jul 7, 2019
Sydney Cabaret Festival Artistic Director Trevor Ashley opened the inaugural SYDNEY CABARET FESTIVAL with a delightful amuse-bouche of performances at the ALL STAR GALA.Â
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
The 2019 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with a brand new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's first collaboration, the groundbreaking masterpiece Oklahoma!Â The Pulitzer Prize winning musical, which The New York Times said "changed the course of the Broadway musical," runs Tuesday, June 25 through Sunday, June 30 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.
BWW Interview: Leandra Ellis-Gaston of BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by Kathleen Morgan - Jun 18, 2019
This week I got to chat with Leandra Ellis-Gaston, Dance Captain for BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, playing in Dallas from June 18-23.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Berkshire Theatre Group cast ofÂ Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed StoryÂ had their first read through earlier this week in New York City!Â Rock and Roll ManÂ is being presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, in association with five-time Tony Award-Winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf).Â Rock and Roll ManÂ has a book byÂ Gary Kupper, Larry MarshakÂ andÂ Rose Caiola, with original music and lyrics byÂ Gary Kupper.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language (a cabaret for every BODY), on Monday June 3rd at the newly renamed Feinstein's at Vitello's! The evening will be in the capable HANDS of Gregory Nabours at the piano and will feature performers you'll be HEAD over HEELS for, from Broadway and LA, singing songs about ANATOMY!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Legendary singerÂ Mary Wilson, a founding member of the legendary girl group The Supremes, returnedÂ to CafeÂ Carlyle last night for a run through June 8.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
The Axelrod Performing Arts Center reunites with Luis Salgado and the team from Salgado Productions for their third collaboration, "Elton John and Tim Rice's AIDA," opening May 31, 2019. Previously for the theater, Salgado directed and choreographed "In the Heights" in 2017 and "Ragtime The Musical" Â in 2018, both of which received nominations for best regional production of a musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019
A Miracle is coming to Chicago. InspiredÂ by Chicago's beloved 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs,Â MIRACLE,Â makes its highly-anticipated World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St) with previews May 8 and a press opening onÂ Friday, May 17Â at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
First production images are released today of Ain't Misbehavin' - now playing at Mercury Theatre Colchester until Saturday 30 March. The production then transfers to Southwark Playhouse from Friday 19 April to Saturday 1 June, as the first London revival in almost 25 years.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
On March 4, 2019, Audra McDonald received Signature's tenth Stephen Sondheim Award at a black-tie Gala Benefit at theEmbassy of Italy. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential musical theater writer and composer, benefits Signature's artistic, education and community programs.
by Linda Lenzi - Mar 8, 2019
Chick Flick the Musical a new musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Suzy Conn (Suffra-Jets; The Mercer Girls), just opened last night, March 7, at The Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out photos from the big night below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon ValleyÂ presents the West Coast premiere of the roof-raising musical playÂ Marie and Rosetta. Developed at TheatreWorks' 2015 New Works Festival by Lucille Lortel Award-winner George Brant,Â Marie and RosettaÂ shares the saga of a musical legend. From stirring up churchgoers in the morning to rocking the Cotton Club at night, Sister Rosetta Tharpe inspired Elvis, Ray Charles, and more on her way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Growing competition on the 1940s Gospel Circuit finds Rosetta auditioning a new partner with a voice made from heaven. Will they break, blend, or find harmony at last? Directed by Robert Kelley,Â
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Chick Flick the MusicalÂ a new musical comedy with book, music and lyrics byÂ Suzy ConnÂ (Suffra-Jets; The Mercer Girls),Â has began performances atÂ The Westside TheatreÂ (407 W. 43rdÂ Street between 9thÂ and 10thÂ Avenues), opening night isÂ Thursday,Â March 7.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) begins the second half of the 2018-19 season with Rupert Holmes' Tony Award-winning musical, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood." Paul Mullins will direct the interactive musical mystery. Performances will be held in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre February 28thÂ - March 10th. For tickets and information, please visitÂ crt.uconn.eduÂ or call (860) 486-2113.
by Walter McBride - Feb 15, 2019
Chick Flick the Musical, a new musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Suzy Conn (Suffra-Jets; The Mercer Girls), music direction by Matt Castle (Found: A New Musical; Once Upon A Mattress), choreography by Sarah O'Gleby(Mythic - London; Associate Choreographer - Disney's Frozen; Kennedy Center Honors), and directed by David Ruttura (Associate Director - Network, School of Rock) will play The Westside Theatre beginning February 21 with opening night set for March 7.Broadway Venture Capital Fund produces with executive producers Richard Frankeland Joe Watson. The cast of Chick Flick the Musical includes: Sharon Catherine Brown (Dreamgirls; Joseph...), Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones; Legally Blonde), Carla Duren(Hairspray; 110 In The Shade), Megan Sikora (Holiday Inn; Clueless), with Jillian Louis(It Shoulda Been You; Soul Doctor) and Madison Stratton (Brigadoon; Baby) as Standbys.