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Fabulous Fox Announces HAMILTON Ticket On Sale Date Fabulous Fox Announces HAMILTON Ticket On Sale Date
by BWW News Desk on October 21, 2017 in St. Louis

Jeffrey Seller and the Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today that single tickets for HAMILTON will go on-sale to the public on Monday, October 23 at 9:00 a.m.Tickets will be available for performances April 3 22, 2018. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 10/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW on October 20, 2017 in St. Louis

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for St. Louis (more...)
Uppity Theatre Co Joins Climate Conversation with PLAYHOUSE EMISSIONS: A CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION Uppity Theatre Co Joins Climate Conversation with PLAYHOUSE EMISSIONS: A CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION
by BWW News Desk on October 19, 2017 in St. Louis

On Monday, November 6, 7-9:30 pm at the Ethical Society St Louis, 9001 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63117, 'Playhouse Emissions: A Climate Change Theatre Action' will be presented as part of the international Climate Change Theatre Action 2017. Admission is free, but registration is requested online or at the door. Registration and networking at 7-7:30, program will begin at 7:30, with resource tables following from 8:45-9:30. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/20 - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKY BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/20 - THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKY BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more!
by BWW Special on October 20, 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 THE PRINCE OF EGYPT, KINKT BOOTS, THE LITTLE MERMAID, and more! (more...)
BWW Review: Marvelous HAMLET at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis BWW Review: Marvelous HAMLET at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
by Chris Gibson on October 18, 2017 in St. Louis

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents a uniquely engaging and compelling presentation of one of Shakespeare's finest plays with their current production of HAMLET. So many great lines that have become a part of our language are present here, and it's really amazing to think that the Rep hasn't staged this show until now. I think that just makes it all the more special, especially since director Paul Mason Barnes, who has an undeniable talent for interpreting the Bard, brings his vision to the project. Purists may quibble with it, but I found this staging utterly remarkable. Some people prefer their Shakespeare straight up, no chaser. But I've always found his canon to be extremely malleable; no matter how much you tinker with certain aspects, the powerful and poetic text will always shine through. Now, a lot has been cut to keep the show to a reasonable length (three hours split over two acts; we're not Elizabethan audiences, after all), but they're not things that are central to the plot, and overall, this trimming adds momentum, as well as ratcheting up the tension. I wholeheartedly recommend this production, and I think it's an example of must-see theater performed at its highest level. (more...)
Cirque du Soleil to Freeze Over The Family Center with CRYSTAL This Fall Cirque du Soleil to Freeze Over The Family Center with CRYSTAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk on October 18, 2017 in St. Louis

Cirque du Soleil will venture into uncharted territory with its brand new creation, Cirque du Soleil Crystal, exploring the artistic attributes of ice for the very first time. (more...)
St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Artistic Achievements of 2016-17 Season St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Celebrates Artistic Achievements of 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk on October 16, 2017 in St. Louis

Today, at its Annual Meeting, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra celebrated the significant artistic achievements and community impact of its 2016/2017 season. (more...)
THE KING AND I Tour to Waltz Into the Fabulous Fox Theatre THE KING AND I Tour to Waltz Into the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 16, 2017 in St. Louis

The first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE KING AND I, will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre from Tuesday, November 28 to Sunday, December 10. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 15 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 15
by Audition Roundup on October 15, 2017 in St. Louis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 15, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/13 - ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More!
by BWW Special on October 13, 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 ONCE, FUN HOME, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY and More! (more...)
Susan Graham to Appear in BSO's 'DAMNATION', Met's 'WIDOW', Lyric's TAHITI and More in 2017-18 Susan Graham to Appear in BSO's 'DAMNATION', Met's 'WIDOW', Lyric's TAHITI and More in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk on October 12, 2017 in St. Louis

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Susan Graham opens her 2017-18 season with a return to the Boston Symphony to star in Berlioz's La damnation de Faust under Charles Dutoit. (more...)
The Muny Announces 100th Season With 7 Shows Including Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Gypsy, Jersey Boys, Meet Me In St. Louis, and More! The Muny Announces 100th Season With 7 Shows Including Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Gypsy, Jersey Boys, Meet Me In St. Louis, and More!
by BWW News Desk on October 12, 2017 in St. Louis

The Muny announced today its epic seven-show 100th season in Forest Park. Befitting this historic year, The Muny will be the first theatre in the U.S. to produce two Tony award-winning Best Musicals: Jersey Boys and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch THE MUNY's 100th Season Announcement Live on BroadwayWorld! VIDEO: Watch THE MUNY's 100th Season Announcement Live on BroadwayWorld!
by BWW News Desk on October 12, 2017 in St. Louis

BroadwayWorld is live streaming The Muny's historic 100th Season Announcement event! Tune in tomorrow to watch live! (more...)
STAGES St. Louis Raises More Than $52K for American Red Cross Hurricane Relief STAGES St. Louis Raises More Than $52K for American Red Cross Hurricane Relief
by BWW News Desk on October 11, 2017 in St. Louis

The final curtain call on Sunday, Oct. 8, concluded STAGES' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic American wartime tale, but the spirit of civic duty continued to ring throughout the theatre as STAGES welcomed Cindy Erickson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri, onstage following the company's final bows. (more...)
Photo Flash: STAGES St. Louis Raises Over $52,000 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief Photo Flash: STAGES St. Louis Raises Over $52,000 for the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief
by BWW News Desk on October 11, 2017 in St. Louis

The final curtain call on Sunday, Oct. 8, concluded STAGES' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic American wartime tale, but the spirit of civic duty continued to ring throughout the theatre as STAGES welcomed Cindy Erickson, CEO of the American Red Cross of Eastern Missouri, onstage following the company's final bows. (more...)
Stray Dog Theatre Announces Auditions for Inaugural Silver Stage Senior Theatre Production Stray Dog Theatre Announces Auditions for Inaugural Silver Stage Senior Theatre Production
by BWW News Desk on October 11, 2017 in St. Louis

The Silver Stage program by Stray Dog Theatre will present an annual production, featuring a cast of actors exclusively over the age of 60 years old and a production team largely composed of professional and pre-professional young adult artists. (more...)
'SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM' Set for Holiday Run at Playhouse @ Westport Plaza 'SISTER'S CHRISTMAS CATECHISM' Set for Holiday Run at Playhouse @ Westport Plaza
by BWW News Desk on October 10, 2017 in St. Louis

Sister is back and better than ever! Emery Entertainment in association with Entertainment Events, Inc. is delighted to announce a special holiday presentation of 'Sister's Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi's Gold' at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza, November 24-December 3. (more...)
Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall Jim Poulos to Lead All-Star HAMLET at The Rep This Fall
by BWW News Desk on October 11, 2017 in St. Louis

With a story as epic and revered as Hamlet, a theatre company has to either go big or go home. And with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's iconic tragedy (running October 11 through November 5), The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is most definitely going big with an all-star cast and production team. (more...)
BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Delightful Slice of History SWEET REVENGE BWW Review: Upstream Theater's Delightful Slice of History SWEET REVENGE
by Chris Gibson on October 09, 2017 in St. Louis

SWEET REVENGE, with the subtitle of: as performed by the Julius Slowacki Players, Saint Louis, 1933, is a delightful look back at our city's own Polish heritage. Artistic Director Philip Boehm translates ZEMSTA by playwright Aleksander Fredo, but gives the work a twist by showing us how the troupe, which ceased performing in 1959, would have staged the piece, albeit, in English. This is an enjoyable romp that's amusing, and supposedly based on a true bit of history that Fredo ran across. Boehm's translation maintains Fredo's clever rhyming scheme, which gives it a playful, lighthearted air. (more...)
BWW Review: New Jewish Theatre's Touching TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE BWW Review: New Jewish Theatre's Touching TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE
by Chris Gibson on October 09, 2017 in St. Louis

watch, and some people, who might be especially sensitive on these matters, might be put off at the thought of witnessing a person deteriorate over time due to the ravages of ALS. But they'd be depriving themselves of the chance to learn some of the same life lessons that author Mitch Albom did during the precious time he was able to spend with his former teacher before he passed. The New Jewish Theatre opens their 21st season with a warm, funny, and lovingly rendered production of this play, which only gets more relevant with age, as we have become even more tied down to lifestyles that move so fast, and demand so much of us, that we rarely get the time to actually enjoy them. And, maybe, just maybe, we were really meant for other things. It's a question this play asks. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 8 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 8
by Audition Roundup on October 08, 2017 in St. Louis

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 8, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
BWW Review: Music Provides the Highlights for THE BODYGUARD at the Fox Theatre BWW Review: Music Provides the Highlights for THE BODYGUARD at the Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson on October 06, 2017 in St. Louis

There have been some truly successful musicals that have been adapted from films, and there have been more than a few that just didn't work. Often, what plays well on screen simply doesn't translate to the stage, no matter how much technical wizardry you utilize. THE BODYGUARD isn't the worst musical taken from a movie that I've ever seen, there are certainly plenty of other contenders for that title, but it seems slightly misguided to me. It isn't a jukebox musical or a revue, and it's not authorized by the estate of Whitney Houston, although its score is made up of selections from the movie along with additional songs from Houston's catalog. But, maybe that would have been a better direction to take since the show changes so many key elements from the film (screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan, disappointing adaptation by recent Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris) that only act to weaken the story, not improve upon it. Fans of the flick, and particularly of Houston, will probably enjoy it for the musical performances more than anything, and in that respect I can see the appeal. Others may find it a bit flat and forced, a least in regards to the dramatic aspects. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/6 - HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 10/6 - HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More!
by BWW Special on October 06, 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 HAIR, BILLY ELLIOT, and More! (more...)
R&B Musical Revue CHASING WATERFALLS to Premiere This Fall in St. Louis R&B Musical Revue CHASING WATERFALLS to Premiere This Fall in St. Louis
by BWW News Desk on October 05, 2017 in St. Louis

Chasing Waterfalls, a new R&B musical revue will close TLT Productions' inaugural season, October 5-7, 2017. (more...)
DISENCHANTED, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS and More Set for Playhouse @ Westport Plaza's 2017-18 Lineup DISENCHANTED, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, AN EVENING WITH C.S. LEWIS and More Set for Playhouse @ Westport Plaza's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk on October 05, 2017 in St. Louis

Emery Entertainment, Inc. has announced the 2017-2018 lineup being presented at the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza. Fan favorites, Off-Broadway comedies, and a brand new Artists Lounge Live Series make up the exciting theatrical season at one of St. Louis' most intimate venues. (more...)