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Slso Guest Artist Dianne Reeves Cancels 12/14 Appearance Slso Guest Artist Dianne Reeves Cancels 12/14 Appearance
by BWW News Desk on December 12, 2017 in St. Louis

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra guest artist Dianne Reeves has cancelled her December 14 Powell Hall appearance due to an unexpected health concern. Reeves is expected to return to full health soon. (more...)
BWW Review: St. Louis Actors' Studio Presents Profane and Peculiar A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE BWW Review: St. Louis Actors' Studio Presents Profane and Peculiar A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE
by Chris Gibson on December 12, 2017 in St. Louis

The majority of Martin McDonagh's works are challenging in the most unexpected ways. What may seem to be a thriller is often a comedy of pitch-black proportions. His dialog is also quite profane, and often offensive, and yet, we find ourselves laughing when we should probably be shocked. Or, at least I do. A BEHANDING IN SPOKANE is the rare opportunity to see him set his ideas in America, and he delivers a bizarre representation that's disturbing and amusing at the same time. I love his work, and I'm always thrown for a loop by the twists that always seem to pop up along the way. The St. Louis Actors' Studio is presenting a deftly staged and executed production, and I recommend seeing it before the run ends. Especially if your taste runs toward the weird and absurd. (more...)
Yanni to Play the Fabulous Fox Theatre This Summer Yanni to Play the Fabulous Fox Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in St. Louis

Legendary performer and composer Yanni has announced he will celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Live At The Acropolis with a world tour that will launch this spring in the United States. The tour will keep him on the road through the summer, hitting cities across North America including a stop at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Sunday, June 24 at 7 p.m. Additional concerts will be added shortly. (more...)
Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored with 2018 St. Louis Literary Award Stephen Sondheim Will Be Honored with 2018 St. Louis Literary Award
by BWW News Desk on December 11, 2017 in St. Louis

Legendary Broadway composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be honored with the 2018 St. Louis Literary Award, writes the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 10
by BWW News Desk on December 10, 2017 in St. Louis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 10, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
The Rep Announces Lineup for 2018 Ignite! Festival of New Plays The Rep Announces Lineup for 2018 Ignite! Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in St. Louis

Three nationally renowned playwrights will present public readings of their newest scripts at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' Ignite! Festival of New Plays, running March 28 April 7, 2018. (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; STAGES Leads Best Theatre Company! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; STAGES Leads Best Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk on December 08, 2017 in St. Louis

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
2018 St. Louis Arts Awards Entertainment Announced 2018 St. Louis Arts Awards Entertainment Announced
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in St. Louis

The Arts and Education Council (A&E) will celebrate the region's vibrant arts community when a diverse lineup of entertainment takes the stage at the 27th annual St. Louis Arts Awards on January 22 at the Chase Park Plaza. With acts ranging from jazz violin to dance to musical theater, the 2018 awards will have something for everyone in the audience to enjoy. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/8 - Les Mis, Newsies, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 08, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ... (more...)
Class in Session This Winter for SCHOOL OF ROCK in St. Louis Class in Session This Winter for SCHOOL OF ROCK in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in St. Louis

Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's high-octane Broadway and West End hit School of Rock The Musical is coming to St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre January 16-28! (more...)
St. Louis Blues & SLSO Partner For Symphony Night St. Louis Blues & SLSO Partner For Symphony Night
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in St. Louis

On December 10, The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and St. Louis Blues will partner for a special night of hockey and music at Scottrade Center. The Blues will face the Buffalo Sabres, and members of the SLSO will perform two pieces of music. (more...)
Evan Tyrone Martin to Shine in AN UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE CHRISTMAS at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza Evan Tyrone Martin to Shine in AN UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE CHRISTMAS at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk on December 07, 2017 in St. Louis

Artists Lounge Live presents AN UNFORGETTABLE NAT KING COLE CHRISTMAS at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza December 7-17. (more...)
Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award Submissions Now Being Accepted For Tony Awards 2018 Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in St. Louis

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) will once again recognize an exemplary teacher with the Excellence in Theatre Education Award, to be presented at the 2018 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 10, 2018. CMU alumnus, actor and producer, Zachary Quinto, will serve as the award's official ambassador and will take part in the selection committee. (more...)
Sebastian Stan, Billy Boyd & More to Attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis This February Sebastian Stan, Billy Boyd & More to Attend Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis This February
by BWW News Desk on December 06, 2017 in St. Louis

Bean and Wright are scheduled to appear on Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4; Stan will appear on Saturday; The others above will be on hand all three days. (more...)
BWW Review: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's Thoroughly Charming MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY BWW Review: Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's Thoroughly Charming MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by Chris Gibson on December 05, 2017 in St. Louis

It's always interesting when sequels are written to famous works because, in order to succeed, they must project some of the same style, skill, and taste of the original author. But, Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon have crafted a play that carries on some of the same wit and charm that the book in question, Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, possesses. That makes MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY an appealing new addition to the story, with the bookworm Mary finally given her due as a character. While she's certainly less exacting here than in Austen's work, a characteristic derived from her overly studious nature, she's still sort of a nerd-ish young woman with more of a thirst for knowledge than any outwardly evidenced desire for the flesh. The Repertory Theatre St. Louis has wrapped this holiday gift quite nicely, and what's more, there's an enjoyable and entertaining story inside that's both funny and touching. A nice new addition to the usual holiday fare, MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is a warm return to the world of Jane Austen's characters as witnessed through a new set of lenses. A charming treat for the season! (more...)
Tickets on Sale Friday for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Springfield Tickets on Sale Friday for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Springfield
by BWW News Desk on December 05, 2017 in St. Louis

Tickets to Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will go on sale Friday, December 8 at 10 am for the premiere Springfield engagement at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, on the campus of Missouri State University. (more...)
Grammy Winner Steve Winwood to Play the Fabulous Fox This February Grammy Winner Steve Winwood to Play the Fabulous Fox This February
by BWW News Desk on December 04, 2017 in St. Louis

Fox Concerts has announced that Grammy Award-winner Steve Winwood will play at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 28 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
BWW Review: Hilarious and Heart-Breaking A JEWISH JOKE at the New Jewish Theatre BWW Review: Hilarious and Heart-Breaking A JEWISH JOKE at the New Jewish Theatre
by Chris Gibson on December 05, 2017 in St. Louis

You'll find plenty of humor and drama in playwrights Marni Freedman and Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE, which is now playing at the New Jewish Theatre. Set during the McCarthy 'red scare' hearings during the early 1950's, the play offers up an examination of a Jewish comedy writer named Bernie Lutz who, along with his partner Morris, suddenly finds out about his name appearing in Red Channels, which published the names of individuals who had been implicated, or in anyway affiliated, with groups that promoted Socialism and Communism. For most, the results, if true (and even if it wasn't), resulted in an immediate blacklisting. That was it. Your career was over. But some survived, and under other names continued to work on films and TV, while others named names and slipped off the hook to continue working as themselves. This is an excellent examination of how quickly a career could fly off the rails during that period in time, and here, taking place in a single, stressful day. It's powerful and relevant material, laced with great helpings of humor, and it deserves a hearty recommendation. (more...)
BWW Review: Romantic and Fierce THE KING AND I at The Fox Theatre BWW Review: Romantic and Fierce THE KING AND I at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson on December 04, 2017 in St. Louis

A touring company of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I is currently playing the Fox Theatre, and it's a very engaging revival of the classic musical. It's an elegant and entertaining show that won a Tony for best revival in 2015, and it's easy to see why. With familiar and lovely songs like Getting to Know You and the rousing Shall We Dance, this venerable warhorse still lights up the stage, and I thoroughly recommend it! (more...)
Monsanto Fund Awards $160,000 To SLSO In Unison Progam Monsanto Fund Awards $160,000 To SLSO In Unison Progam
by BWW News Desk on December 04, 2017 in St. Louis

The St. Louis Symphony IN UNISON program has been awarded a $160,000 grant from the Monsanto Fund. IN UNISON's mission is to increase diversity in all aspects of music by providing resources for African-Americans in the St. Louis area. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 3 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 3
by Audition Roundup on December 03, 2017 in St. Louis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 3, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; EMILY Leads Best Musical! Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; EMILY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in St. Louis

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)
Laugh Along with Ed Asner at Bluff City Theater Laugh Along with Ed Asner at Bluff City Theater
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in St. Louis

Seven-time Emmy Award-winner Ed Asner will be bringing his one-man comedic stage reading to Hannibal in January, 2018 courtesy of Bluff City Theater and Hannibal Regional Healthcare System. (more...)
Leslie Odom, Jr., John Williams, DreamWorks and More Among SLSO's Holiday Lineup Leslie Odom, Jr., John Williams, DreamWorks and More Among SLSO's Holiday Lineup
by BWW News Desk on December 01, 2017 in St. Louis

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the holiday season with a full calendar of musical entertainment at Powell Hall. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 12/1 - A Christmas Carol, Fiddler, School of Rock, and More!
by BWW Special on December 01, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature ... (more...)