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by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Theatre at the Center's production of The Pajama Game had its opening night performance on Sunday, September 15 at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts in Munster.Â Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Curtis Bannister as Sid, Elizabeth Telford as Babe, Cynthia Carter as Mabel, Kelly Felthous as Gladys, Jason Grimm as Hines, Dan Klarer as Prez, Rick Rapp as Pop and Steve Silver as Mr. Hasler in the musical comedy romance The Pajama Game.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2019
Tony Award-winning Broadway star Kelli O'Hara, accompanied on piano by Sirius/XMÂ® radio personality Seth Rudetsky, headlined Westport Country Playhouse's 2019 Gala, âBlack & White Ball: A De-Lovely Evening,â on Saturday evening, September 14. The gala performance was a one-of-a-kind event as the pair shared stories and songs from O'Hara's life and career.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
Random Access Theatre opened its 2019 season with the World Premiere of the critically acclaimed play Miranda from Stormville by Adam Bertocci. The production, a modern retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest, is currently running through March 24 at the IRT Theater in the West Village. Â
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Random Access Theatre opens its 2019 season with the World Premiere of Miranda from Stormville by Adam Bertocci. The production, a modern retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest, runs March 14 - 24 at the IRT Theater in the West Village. Artistic Director and co-founder, Jennifer Sandella directs.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Roundabout Theatre CompanyÂ presents the newÂ Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara. Get a first look at photos of Kelli along with co-stars Will Chase, Corbin Bleu, and more below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon presents its first 2019 production, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical FIORELLO! Based on the life of New York City's legendary mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia, FIORELLO! features lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and music by Jerry Bock (SHE LOVES ME, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF) and a book by Jerome Weidman and George Abbott (THE PAJAMA GAME, DAMN YANKEES). 42nd Street Moon's production of FIORELLO! runs from February 27 - March 17, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Gateway Theatre (215 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94111). The press opening will take place on Saturday, March 2 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets range from $30 - $75 and can be purchased through the Box Office at (415) 255-8207 or online at www.42ndstmoon.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
Random Access TheatreÂ opens its 2019 season with the World Premiere ofÂ Miranda from StormvilleÂ byÂ Adam Bertocci. The production, a modern retelling of Shakespeare'sÂ The Tempest, runs March 14 - 24 at the IRT Theater in the West Village. Â Artistic Director and co-founder,Â Jennifer Sandelladirects. Bertocci's previous productions include the highly acclaimed,Â Two Gentlemen of LebowskiÂ (published by Simon & Schuster).Â Miranda from StormvilleÂ is part of IRT's 3B Development Series.Â
by Walter McBride - Feb 8, 2019
Kiss Me, Kate will begin preview performances on Thursday, February 14, 2019 and opens officially on Thursday, March 14, 2019. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Studio 54 on Broadway (254 W 54th St). Check out photos of the marquee below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Hard Cell, by Brent Askari and directed by Skip Greer, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from January 8 through February 3.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 18, 2018
Gingold Theatrical Group presents the final presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw, a special series of evenings offering some of Shaw's greatest works and those who share his fierce 'art as activism' precepts, presented monthly at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). The acclaimed 2018 season concluded on December 17th with Shaw contemporary Arthur Wing Pinero's The Enchanted Cottage.
Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration Of A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN At La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Sep 19, 2018
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25thSilver Anniversary at the theatre) in association with T&D Productions, LLC are thrilled to present Mary Bridget Davies, Broadway's original "Janis" starring in her Tony nominated performance A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox, musical direction by Brent Crayon, and created, written & directed by Randy Johnson. A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will preview on Friday, September 14, 2018 (with a press opening on Saturday, September 15 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, October 7, 2018 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. Â
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018
Cortland Repertory Theatre closes their 47th annual summer season of professional live theatre with the regional premiere of the musical "The Rat Pack Lounge"
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018
Music Theatre Wichita continues its 2018 Season with one of the first regional productions of the newly revised Pippin, reflecting the changes composer-lyricist Stephen Schwartz and librettist Roger O. Hirson introduced in the 2013 Broadway revival. Directed and choreographed by Emmy-nominated Al Blackstone ("So You Think You Can Dance"), the lavish production features a 32-member cast in an all-new staging. The fourth of five self-produced musicals in MTWichita's 2018 season, the run continues through July 29. Disney's The Little Mermaid will conclude the season August 8-18.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Los Altos Hills will be alive withÂ The Sound of MusicÂ this summer, when multi-award winningÂ Foothill MusicÂ TheatreÂ presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. DirectorÂ Milissa Carey, music directorÂ William Liberatore, and choreographersÂ Brett and C.J. BlankenshipÂ breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family.Â The Sound of MusicÂ will play July 19-Â August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20)Â at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found atÂ www.foothill.edu/theatreÂ or by phone at (650) 949-7360.Â Â Â Â
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2018
As BroadwayWorldÂ sadly reported, Tony Award WinnerÂ Gary BeachÂ passed away this week at age 70. He is survived by his husband Jeffrey Barnett.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018
REPRISE 2.0 (led by Producing Artistic Director Marcia Seligson), in association with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT) chaired by Brian Kite, presents its inaugural production of Sweet Charity. Â Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, the classic Broadway hitÂ plays through July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Take a look at photos from the show's opening night below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018
Harold and Maude by Colin Higgins is directed by Thom Southerland,Â Artistic Director of Charing Cross Theatre. Itb has been nominated for 5 Off West End Awards - Best Female: Sheila Hancock, Best Male: Bill Milner, Best Costume: Jonathan Lipman, Best Set: Francis O'Connor, Best Lighting: Matt Clutterham.Â
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018
The Gift Theatre is pleased to launch its 17th season with the world premiere of Stacy Osei-Kuffour's haunting and often-humorous drama HANG MAN, directed by guest artist Jess McLeod, playing March 2 - April 29, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently available by calling the Gift's box office at 773-283-7071 or visiting thegifttheatre.org.Â
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018
TheÂ 5th Avenue TheatreÂ presents a new production of Mamma Mia!, the hit musical that features the songs of the beloved pop group ABBA. The 5th is the first theater company in the Pacific Northwest to be granted the rights to create a brand new original version of the famed production that has wowed audiences for nearly 20 years. Check out photos of the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018
Signature TheatreÂ is proud to present the world premiere ofÂ 4,380 NightsÂ by DC playwrightÂ Annalisa Dias.Â The production is directed byÂ Kathleen AkerleyÂ (Artistic Director of Longacre Lea) and featuresÂ Ahmad Kamal(Woolly Mammoth'sÂ KISS) as Malik Essaid/El Hadj El Kaim,Â Michael John CaseyÂ (Shakespeare Theatre'sÂ Othello, Folger Theatre'sÂ Henry V) as Bud Abramson/Man,Â Rex DaughertyÂ (Signature'sÂ Shakespeare's R&J) as Luke/Colonel Pelissier, andÂ Lynette RathnamÂ (Ford Theatre'sÂ Death of a Salesman) as Woman (complete cast and creative team bios are below).Â 4,380 NightsÂ runs fromÂ January 16 through February 18Â in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre.Â 4,380 NightsÂ is Signature's submission to theÂ 2018Â Women's Voices Theater Festival.