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BWW Feature: THE FULL MONTY by the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD at THE CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATRE BWW Feature: THE FULL MONTY by the CHARLESTON LIGHT OPERA GUILD at THE CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATRE
by Richard Allen on June 14, 2018 in West Virginia

Join The Charleston Light Opera Guild this weekend as they perform the hit comedic musical The Full Monty on the Charleston Civic Center Little Theatre Stage! The ten-time Tony nominated show, based on the 1997 British film of the same name, features a book by Terrence McNally and score by David Yazbek. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/15 - HALF TIME, THE KING AND I, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on June 15, 2018 in West Virginia

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 A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
West Virginia Public Theatre Presents Broadway Classic A HATFUL RAIN West Virginia Public Theatre Presents Broadway Classic A HATFUL RAIN
by BWW News Desk on June 11, 2018 in West Virginia

Following their packed performances of musical comedy Peter and the Starcatcher, West Virginia Public Theatre brings another piece of Broadway to North-Central West Virginia: Directed by WVPT Artistic Director Jerry McGonigle, A Hatful of Rain tells the powerful story of American war hero Johnny Pope as he faces new battles on the home front. Michael V. Gazzo's play premiered on Broadway in 1955, and was adapted into a popular film starring Don Murray and Eva Marie Saint in 1968. Considered shocking and groundbreaking at the time in its unflinching portrayal of issues such as veteran health care scandals and opioid abuse, this classic drama seems even more relevant today. (more...)
West Virginia Public Theatre Presents Broadway Hit PETER AND THE STARCATCHER West Virginia Public Theatre Presents Broadway Hit PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk on June 07, 2018 in West Virginia

Opening West Virginia Public Theatre's summer season on June 1 is Broadway smash-hit, Tony Award-winning Peter and the Starcatcher! Presented for the first time in Morgantown, this family-friendly musical upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair... and the bonds of friendship, duty and love. (more...)
Theatre West Virginia to Present the World Premiere of 'Paradise Park The Musical' this June in Beckley Theatre West Virginia to Present the World Premiere of 'Paradise Park The Musical' this June in Beckley
by BWW News Desk on June 01, 2018 in West Virginia

'God's comin', and he's gonna grant us all a wish.' 'Paradise Park The Musical' has been adapted for the stage by acclaimed West Virginia filmmaker, director and Allen Media Strategies client Daniel Boyd. Mountain Stage's own Larry Groce has written a new and extensive score for this premiere. The story contains themes familiar to citizens of West Virginia; poverty, religion, hopes and dreams and centers on people caring for other people, through hard times, through natural disasters and through everyday life. (more...)
BWW Feature: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Performed By THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Heading To The CLAY CENTER THEATRE! BWW Feature: HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL Performed By THE CHILDREN'S THEATRE OF CHARLESTON Heading To The CLAY CENTER THEATRE!
by Richard Allen on June 03, 2018 in West Virginia

Join The Children's Theatre of Charleston (CTOC) as they celebrate 85 years of producing theatre in West Virginia with their next production, High School Musical. For one week only you can catch this show, based on the beloved film series, on stage at the Clay Center in Charleston, WV! Bring the family and together enjoy this heartwarming, hilarious, family friendly, and catchy musical hit. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/31 - A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special on June 01, 2018 in West Virginia

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 A CHORUS LINE, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
CATF Welcomes The 2018 Company CATF Welcomes The 2018 Company
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2018 in West Virginia

Known nationally and internationally for its professional cultivation of vibrant new plays, the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University welcomes the 2018 company to Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Each July, artists from around the country, including cities such as New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, gather in historic Shepherdstown to create the future of American theater. (more...)
BWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL at LIZ SPURLOCK AMPITHEATRE In CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK Hosted By THE ARACOMA STORY, INC BWW Feature: SHREK THE MUSICAL at LIZ SPURLOCK AMPITHEATRE In CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK Hosted By THE ARACOMA STORY, INC
by Richard Allen on May 24, 2018 in West Virginia

Many people know the story of Shrek, the lovable but fierce ogre who unwittingly becomes a hero to both fairy tale creatures and a princess, but many do not realize that the film was also made into a hilarious and heartwarming Broadway show in 2008 which was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won one. While Shrek the Musical has long since left Broadway, that has not stopped the show from becoming a favorite for many local theatres. In June The Aracoma Story, Inc. will be bringing this delightful play to the masses at Chief Logan State Park. Children, adults, and all those who believe in fairy tales are invited! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/25 - SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More!
by BWW Special on May 25, 2018 in West Virginia

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 SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, CABARET, ON YOUR FEET, and More! (more...)
CATF Announces The Return Of Company Manager Nicole M. Smith CATF Announces The Return Of Company Manager Nicole M. Smith
by BWW News Desk on May 20, 2018 in West Virginia

The Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF) at Shepherd University, dedicated to producing and developing new American theater, welcomes Nicole M. Smith, as the full-time Company Manager. Smith served as CATF's seasonal Company Manager from 2012 to 2014, before accepting a position at the notable Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland. For Smith, returning to CATF is akin to returning home. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/18 - A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More!
by BWW Special on May 18, 2018 in West Virginia

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 A CHORUS LINE, LES MIS, SOMETHING ROTTEN, And More! (more...)
Casting Update Announced For The Contemporary American Theater Festival's A LATE MORNING (IN AMERICA) WITH RONALD REAGAN Casting Update Announced For The Contemporary American Theater Festival's A LATE MORNING (IN AMERICA) WITH RONALD REAGAN
by BWW News Desk on May 15, 2018 in West Virginia

The Contemporary American Theater Festival at Shepherd University will produce the world premiere of Michael Weller's A Late Morning (in America) with Ronald Reagan as part of its 2018 season. This play is a result of a collaboration between Weller, director Sam Weisman, and actor Tim Matheson. Initially, Matheson was to originate the role of Ronald Reagan. However, due to an unexpected scheduling conflict, Matheson is no longer able to be a part of the project and the role will be recast. (more...)
Conductor Andre Raphel Named Conductor Laureate Of The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Conductor Andre Raphel Named Conductor Laureate Of The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in West Virginia

Andre Raphel, Music Director of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra for the past fifteen years, was honored with the title of Conductor Laureate on Wednesday evening, May 2 at a recognition ceremony taking place in Wheeling, West Virginia.    On May 18, he will conduct the Wheeling Symphony in its season finale program featuring Respighi's "Pines of Rome" and works by Dvorak, Beethoven and Richard Strauss. The concert is to be followed by a public celebration. (more...)
'Hatfields & McCoys' Returns to Theatre West Virginia this Summer 'Hatfields & McCoys' Returns to Theatre West Virginia this Summer
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in West Virginia

A story nearly as old as the hills where it takes place, Hatfields & McCoys makes its return to Theatre West Virginia this summer. It's a modern-day Romeo and Juliet, a story of family and fighting and politics, and how you can always seek redemption. Join Theatre West Virginia this July for the beloved classic outdoor drama, Hatfields & McCoys. It's the story of Devil Anse Hatfield and his sons and their decades long feud with Ran'l McCoy and his sons. A story that made headlines in 'The New York Times,' it had people from all over coming to southern West Virginia and eastern Kentucky to find out why there was so much blood shed between these two families. Find out yourself this July at Theatre West Virginia. (more...)
Theatre West Virginia to Present the World Premiere of 'Paradise Park The Musical' this June in Beckley Theatre West Virginia to Present the World Premiere of 'Paradise Park The Musical' this June in Beckley
by BWW News Desk on May 10, 2018 in West Virginia

'God's comin', and he's gonna grant us all a wish.' 'Paradise Park The Musical' has been adapted for the stage by acclaimed West Virginia filmmaker, director and Allen Media Strategies client Daniel Boyd. Mountain Stage's own Larry Groce has written a new and extensive score for this premiere. The story contains themes familiar to citizens of West Virginia; poverty, religion, hopes and dreams and centers on people caring for other people, through hard times, through natural disasters and through everyday life. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/11 - TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More!
by BWW Special on May 11, 2018 in West Virginia

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 TONY DANZA, LES MISERABLES, THE WHO'S TOMMY, And More! (more...)
Join The BWW West Virginia on Stage Facebook Group Join The BWW West Virginia on Stage Facebook Group
by BWW News Desk on May 09, 2018 in West Virginia

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce we're launching a new Facebook Group for the West Virginia Theatre community, bringing together performers, audience members, theatre groups, and more to create a local space for discussion and networking. (more...)
BWW Feature: ALCHEMY THEATRE TROUPE To Be Introduced at OPENING NIGHT: A CABARET at the UNION PUB AND GRILL BWW Feature: ALCHEMY THEATRE TROUPE To Be Introduced at OPENING NIGHT: A CABARET at the UNION PUB AND GRILL
by Richard Allen on May 07, 2018 in West Virginia

The newly minted Alchemy Theatre Troupe will be hosting their first event on May 18th and 19th, 2018 at the Union Pub and Grill, located in downtown Huntington, WV. The event, entitled Opening Night: A Cabaret to Introduce Alchemy Theatre Troupe, will feature an evening full of songbook and musical theatre standards, light appetizers and desserts, a cash bar, and information on how to become a part of the troupe. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 5/4 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More!
by BWW Special on May 04, 2018 in West Virginia

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 JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, RAGTIME, and More! (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/27 - THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK, SISTER ACT and More!
by BWW Special on April 27, 2018 in West Virginia

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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
BWW Feature: MY FAIR LADY Performed By the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATRE BWW Feature: MY FAIR LADY Performed By the Charleston Light Opera Guild at the CHARLESTON CIVIC CENTER LITTLE THEATRE
by Richard Allen on April 25, 2018 in West Virginia

My Fair Lady features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner with music by Frederick Loewe and tells the story of a Cockney flower girl struggling to overcome her ghastly accent in hopes of finding a better life. This iconic show will be brought to the Charleston Civic Center's Little Theatre by the talented cast and crew of the Charleston Light Opera Guild (CLOG) in late April and early May. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 4/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW on April 20, 2018 in West Virginia

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for West Virginia (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 4/20 - BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More!
by BWW Special on April 20, 2018 in West Virginia

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 BRIGHT STAR, ALADDIN, THE MUSIC MAN and More! (more...)
BWW Feature: Children's Theatre of Charleston's Teen Group Presents BEYOND THE STAGE VARIETY SHOW at LA BELLE THEATRE BWW Feature: Children's Theatre of Charleston's Teen Group Presents BEYOND THE STAGE VARIETY SHOW at LA BELLE THEATRE
by Richard Allen on April 17, 2018 in West Virginia

The Children's Theatre of Charleston's (CTOC) teen group, Beyond the Stage, has announced a fundraising variety show at the La Belle Theatre in South Charleston featuring improv comedy, a capella performances, and award-winning storytelling from Bil Lepp! (more...)