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by Rosanna Liuski - Jan 13, 2020
All in all Annie is fairly good musical full of surprises, not to mention its humane approach to life: Magical things can happen to us, but if the little details you've longed for so long don't match, it's more than okay to feel sad, though it might feel wrong in the first hand. In the end, tomorrow's only a day away anyways. I love you, tomorrow... And I love you, Vaskivuori!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
In her new cabaret show, Town and Country, singer Wendy Scherl asks the question: Is it wrong for a hip, urban lass who grew up in the chrome plated shadows of Eli's and Bloomingdale's to harbor a secret fondness for open fields and the earthy twang of Loretta Lynn? Two more chances to see her answer the question at The Laurie Beechman, Thursday, September 26 and Wednesday, November 20, at the Laurie Beechman Theater, all at 7 PM.
by Rosanna Liuski - Jul 8, 2019
Murder on the Orient Express is a performance filled with excitement, colorful characters and plot that opens up to the audience bit by bit, just at right times. The performance doesn't leave you could though Suomenlinna could, but surely gets you on an emotional ride if you are just willing to take the train.
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.
by Steve Callahan - Aug 10, 2018
Stray Dog Theatre, August 3-18, 2018 Stray Dog Theatre has opened that strange, hilarious, almost surrealistic hoot of a show, The Robber Bridegroom.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018
Sid & Marty KrofftÂ received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 45thÂ Daytime Emmys and are coming back to Comic-Con. After producing 73 episodes of MUTT & STUFF for Nickelodeon, the legendary producers have just produced two 1-hour MUTT & STUFF specials, and are preparing for the MUTT & STUFF LIVE Tour. Come hear showbiz stories and tales from the 1970s all the way through to the present day.Â In an exclusive for Comic-Con, Sid & Marty will give audience members details on a brand new project for grownups that uses ALL their iconic characters from ALL their shows. Its big. Its exciting. And its exclusive for Comic Con!Â Emmy Award winning actress and Daytime Emmy Social Media Hostess,Â Carolyn Hennesy, known for 'Rosalyn Harris' on HBO series True Blood, and 'Diane Miller' on ABC'S General Hospital, will be moderating!Â (RoomÂ 23ABC)
BWW Review: ARIADNE AUF NAXOS Wrangles a Dynamic Operatic Experience at The Long Center in Austin, TX
by Amy Bradley - Feb 1, 2018
With the history of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS as rich and complicated as the melodrama within itself, the reinvention presented by the Austin Opera this season is reminiscent of this Opera's rich history and beginnings. Premiering initially in 1912, Richard Strauss conceived a performance mixing the comedic style of Moliere' with the musically focused German-style melodrama opera. Appearing originally in two contrasting acts, the first begins as a play, and the second transitions into a full-fledged opera with comedic highlights. Historically, audiences were flustered in Munich and London by the contrasting art forms rolled into one night of entertainment - specifically, opera aficionados were loathe to sit through an entire act of a performance, before hearing the opera they were expecting in act two. After a variety of attempts with different versions and audience locations, Strauss' Libretto partner Hofmannsthal proposed a new first act be written to provide context on marrying the dramatization of operatic performance style with less prestigious but entertaining commedia dell'arte. Thus the second version of ARIADNE AUF NAXOS was presented in 1916 in Berlin and despite unsuccessful returns of a few productions, this opera/commedia concoction went on to be performed all over European Opera houses until it's first presentation in the United States in 1925. This rich history and reworking lend well to the present production at The Long Center presented by Austin Opera.
by Tim Wright - Dec 14, 2017
As the sole pantomime in Bristol, Aladdin (from pantomime giants Qdos Entertainment) has a lot resting on its shoulders for families this festive season. For some, Christmas at the theatre means panto and they're unlikely to feel short changed by this big budget offering.
by Libby Champion - Apr 9, 2017
'Oooook-lahoma! Where the wind comesÂ sweepin' down the plain...' Fun fact- that's the first thing that pops into my head whenever I think about the musical, OKLAHOMA. But, withÂ it'sÂ versatile musical scale and it's bold andÂ meaningful storyline, OKLAHOMA is so much more than the story of goodÂ ol' country cowboys and farmers trying to get along and the making of a newÂ American state. It's a story of the triumphs and struggles for women in early American life andÂ the conflicts that a local rivalry can bring, all wrapped up inÂ a beautiful love story.Â Â
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016
Sierra Repertory Theatre opens its 2016 season with its 300th production, MY FAIR LADY, a story of ambition, diligence, social boundaries, and love. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
by Caroline Sposto - Mar 30, 2015
Ed Graczyk's 1976 drama 'Come back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean' has a simple premise: It's September 30, 1975, and a small town dime store in West Texas is hosting the reunion of a James Dean Fan Club to mark the 20-year anniversary of Giant, which was filmed nearby. The underlying premise is you can't go home again.
by Roy Berko - Jan 27, 2015
On June 15, 2015, Karamu, the country's oldest continuously performing Black Theatre, will celebrate its 100th birthday.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013
Quasimodo, the last great unproduced musical by Oliver! composer Lionel Bart, is getting its World Premiere, 50 years after it was written. In a major coup for the King's Head Theatre in London, Quasimodo will play for a 4-week season from last night, 20 March through 13 April 2013. Scroll below for a first look at the show's stars Steven Webb and Zoe George!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013
Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, live theatre's wildly popular rock 'n' roll musical, has exploded onto Sierra Repertory Theatre's East Sonora stage. Featuring a dozen live musicians and jam-packed with vintage concert scenes, this rock 'n' roll celebration kicked off Sierra Rep's 34th season on March 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012
The 2012 Summer Season kicks off with the fiery fun musical DAS BARBECÃ in the Keating Theatre, June 13 through July 15. DAS BARBECÃ, with book and lyrics by Jim Luigs and music by Scott Warrender, is loosely based on Wagner's epic Ring Cycle opera. Add in some modern day Texas twang, big hair, and big hats, and you've got a lightning-paced musical that's fun for opera buffs and regular joes alike. Get a first look at the cast on stage in the photos below!