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This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America!This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America!
Posted: Nov. 24, 2014


STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort LauderdaleSTARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort Lauderdale
Posted: Nov. 25, 2014


2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards Update 11/25 - Tia Jemison, David Friedman Lead!2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards Update 11/25 - Tia Jemison, David Friedman Lead!
Posted: Nov. 25, 2014


Jobsite to Present TWELFTH NIGHT in 2015Jobsite to Present TWELFTH NIGHT in 2015
Posted: Nov. 25, 2014


Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/23/2014Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/23/2014
Posted: Nov. 23, 2014


STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort Lauderdale STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk on November 25, 2014

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG, a new musical revue based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, is announced by Tony Award winning producer Daryl Roth, to launch an extensive 6-city Florida tour, premiering December 23 through January 4, at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)
Jobsite to Present TWELFTH NIGHT in 2015 Jobsite to Present TWELFTH NIGHT in 2015
by BWW News Desk on November 25, 2014

Jobsite kicks off the new year with one of the Bard's best-loved comedies, a hilarious tale of mistaken identities, lovesickness and ribald revelry. William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night plays Jan. 8 - Feb. 1, 2015, in the Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center where Jobsite is resident theater company. (more...)
2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards Update 11/25 - Tia Jemison, David Friedman Lead! 2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards Update 11/25 - Tia Jemison, David Friedman Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage on November 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)
This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America! This Just In! Idina Menzel Announces Summer 2015 World Tour; Check Out the Full Schedule for North America!
by BWW News Desk on November 24, 2014

This just in! Idina Menzel has just announced a 2015 World Tour, crashing the star's overloaded web site, and revealing North American dates for 2015. The site writes 'Fan pre-sale begins December 3. Check back for pre-sale info that morning here and on Facebook.' (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/23/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/23/2014
by BWW on November 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/23/2014 for Tampa (more...)
Spanish Lyric to Welcome THE LEGENDARY BOBBY DARIN, 12/5 & 7 Spanish Lyric to Welcome THE LEGENDARY BOBBY DARIN, 12/5 & 7
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2014

Spanish Lyric Theatre and SLT Productions, the nation's oldest Hispanic theatre company and the longest running theatre in the greater Tampa Bay Area, is pleased to present the widely successful THE LEGENDARY BOBBY DARIN Las Vegas-style tribute concert event for a limited two performance engagement December 5 and 7 to kick off the new professional cabaret series at the 100-year-old historic Centro Asturiano de Tampa in Ybor City. (more...)
BWW Reviews: RENT at Florida Southern College in Lakeland BWW Reviews: RENT at Florida Southern College in Lakeland
by Peter Nason on November 18, 2014

The production has some shaky moments, but it soon settles into a wonderful, captivating show with a stunning performance of 'I Will Cover You (Reprise)' that is an out-of-the-park home run. (more...)
BWW TV: Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Michael Urie Chat BROADWAY & BEYOND BWW TV: Norm Lewis, Sierra Boggess, Michael Urie Chat BROADWAY & BEYOND
by Matt Tamanini on November 17, 2014

On Saturday, November 15th, the arts community in Central Florida forever changed with the official opening of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. On that night, Broadway icon Richard Jay-Alexander brought together an incredible group of talent to unveil the Walt Disney Theatre with BROADWAY & BEYOND, and BroadwayWorld was there! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/16/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW on November 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Tampa (more...)
Stage Tube: The Broadway Kids Rehearse 'Broadway Baby' for Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center Stage Tube: The Broadway Kids Rehearse 'Broadway Baby' for Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW Special Coverage on November 15, 2014

The Broadway Kids are currently in Orlando, Florida preparing to perform as part of BROADWAY & BEYOND, the premiere event in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts' Walt Disney Theatre. Under the direction of Richard Jay-Alexander, these talented kids will be performing the Sondheim classic, 'Broadway Baby.' (more...)
Stage Tube: Well-Strung Rehearses FROZEN Mash-Up for BROADWAY & BEYOND Stage Tube: Well-Strung Rehearses FROZEN Mash-Up for BROADWAY & BEYOND
by BWW Special Coverage on November 15, 2014

When Well-Strung, 'The Singing String Quartet,' agreed to be a part of BROADWAY & BEYOND, the premiere event in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts' Walt Disney Theatre, they knew they needed to come up with something special. So, over the past week, the group put together a very special mash-up from Disney's most recent megahit. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Sierra Boggess, Deborah Voigt Explore Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center STAGE TUBE: Sierra Boggess, Deborah Voigt Explore Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center
by Stage Tube on November 14, 2014

In between rehearsals for BROADWAY & BEYOND, the inaugural event at Orlando's beautiful new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, world-renowned soprano Deborah Voigt and Broadway leading lady Sierra Boggess decided to explore some of the finer points of the gorgeous 'facilities.' The only question is, why was theatre icon Richard Jay-Alexander filming? (more...)
BWW Reviews: DOUBT at the Carrollwood Players BWW Reviews: DOUBT at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason on November 13, 2014

This is a show where everything comes together--acting, set design, sound, direction and that wonderful script. This is as good as community theatre gets. (more...)
BWW TV: Take a Virtual Tour of Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center Before Saturday's Star-Studded BROADWAY & BEYOND BWW TV: Take a Virtual Tour of Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center Before Saturday's Star-Studded BROADWAY & BEYOND
by BWW Special Coverage on November 13, 2014

Without question, Orlando, Florida is one of the most exciting entertainment destinations in the world. From theme parks, to water parks, to world class shows, there is nearly something for everyone. Well, this Saturday, Orlando opens another exciting entertainment venue, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In the exciting virtual tour below, you will get to see all of the wonderful features of this breath-taking facility. (more...)
Dr. Phillips Center Set to Reinvent Orlando Arts Scene this Saturday with BROADWAY & BEYOND Dr. Phillips Center Set to Reinvent Orlando Arts Scene this Saturday with BROADWAY & BEYOND
by Matt Tamanini on November 12, 2014

In three days, the Orlando arts community will be forever changed as The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts presents its inaugural show, BROADWAY & BEYOND. Directed by theatrical legend Richard Jay-Alexander (Executive Producer for the original Broadway productions of LES MISERABLES and MISS SAIGON), the performance will feature stars from all imaginable entertainment disciplines, including Broadway's current Phantom of the Opera, Central Florida native Norm Lewis; Broadway's Little Mermaid, Sierra Boggess; star of stage and screen Michael Urie; and many more. To check out the full list of stars performing in the event, click here. (more...)
Voting Opens for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards Voting Opens for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards
by BWW Special Coverage on November 19, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Tampa Regional Awards! (more...)
BWW Album Awards Update: 1 Week to Go! WICKED Jumps into Lead, IF/THEN Tied with MATILDA & More... BWW Album Awards Update: 1 Week to Go! WICKED Jumps into Lead, IF/THEN Tied with MATILDA & More...
by BWW Special Coverage on November 09, 2014

Voting is now underway for the First Ever BWW Album Awards to pick the Best in 2013-14's Cast Recordings, Solo Releases, Re-releases & More!! If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. Voting ends on Friday, November 14, 2014. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/09/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/09/2014
by BWW on November 09, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/09/2014 for Tampa (more...)
BWW Reviews: BAGGAGE is Full of Splendid Surprises BWW Reviews: BAGGAGE is Full of Splendid Surprises
by Jimmy Ferraro on November 10, 2014

Kudos to Mary Kay Cyrus, who directed a hilarious, perfectly cast, well rehearsed, seamless production! The cast and crew were simply outstanding, as if in performance for weeks. BRAVO! (more...)
West Coast Players Presents BAGGAGE by Sam Bobrick, 11/07-23 West Coast Players Presents BAGGAGE by Sam Bobrick, 11/07-23
by BWW News Desk on November 07, 2014

West Coast Players will present the quirky romantic comedy Baggage by Sam Bobrick November 7-23, 2014. Two difficult single people get their luggage mixed up at the airport. After a very disagreeable first encounter, the two decide to help each other get over their heartaches by forcing a friendship. They soon discover that while they may be too difficult for everyone else in the world, they are perfect for each other. (more...)
Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CABARET, 11/29-12/21 Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CABARET, 11/29-12/21
by BWW News Desk on November 05, 2014

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BWW Reviews: Biting Wit in VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM BWW Reviews: Biting Wit in VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM
by Desiree Fantal on November 03, 2014

Under the direction of David Jenkins, Busch's campy brand of depravity was perfectly executed on Jobsite's set. Brian Smallheer's minimalistic set design engages the eye just enough, while allowing the players to retain the audience's attention. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/02/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 11/02/2014
by BWW on November 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/02/2014 for Tampa (more...)
BWW Reviews: Jobsite Theater's VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM BWW Reviews: Jobsite Theater's VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM
by Peter Nason on November 02, 2014

Zachary Hines shines in a performance that could be considered a master class in camp. (more...)
Last Chance to Nominate for 2014 BWW Awards! - Closes Today Last Chance to Nominate for 2014 BWW Awards! - Closes Today
by BWW Special Coverage on October 31, 2014

Nominations are ending today, October 31, for the 2014 BWW Regional Awards in a record-breaking number of 65 regions! Click on the link below to your region and nominate your favorites now! (more...)
GASP! Returns to Tampa Museum of Art in March 2015 GASP! Returns to Tampa Museum of Art in March 2015
by BWW News Desk on October 29, 2014

The Tampa Museum of Art and Creative Loafing present Gasp!: The Gasparilla Fringe Festival, a multi-disciplinary performing arts festival, on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Tampa Museum of Art. (more...)
Photo Flash: Jobsite Theater's VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM Begins Tonight Photo Flash: Jobsite Theater's VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk on October 29, 2014

Jobsite Theater joins a nationwide tribute to the master of camp, 30 Years of Charles Busch - A Celebration, in conjunction with the company's favorite holiday! VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM will be directed by David M. Jenkins and runs tonight, October 29 through November 23, 2014 at the Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Jobsite Theater's VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM Photo Flash: First Look at Jobsite Theater's VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM
by BWW News Desk on October 27, 2014

Jobsite Theater joins a nationwide tribute to the master of camp, 30 Years of Charles Busch - A Celebration, in conjunction with the company's favorite holiday! VAMPIRE LESBIANS OF SODOM will be directed by David M. Jenkins and runs October 29 through November 23, 2014 at the Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/26/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/26/2014
by BWW on October 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/26/2014 for Tampa (more...)
BWW Reviews: Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA - A New Girl of the Cinders BWW Reviews: Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA - A New Girl of the Cinders
by Jimmy Ferraro on October 23, 2014

If you like classic fairytales with a new, comedic, contemporary twist, Rodgers + Hammerstein's "CINDERELLA" is the show for you, and the entire family! (more...)
THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Plays Manatee Performing Arts Center, Now thru 11/9 THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Plays Manatee Performing Arts Center, Now thru 11/9
by BWW News Desk on October 23, 2014

The Manatee Players' production of the two stepping, hand clapping musical THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS opens at the Manatee Performing Arts Center tonight, October 23 and plays through Sunday November 9, 2014. (more...)
King Center Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season Today King Center Kicks Off 20th Anniversary Season Today
by BWW News Desk on October 21, 2014

The King Center's Theatre for Youth and Outreach Program will be beginning its 20th Anniversary season today, October 21st with 'School House Rock,' and featuring other shows, including 'Imaginocean,' 'Lady Bug,' and more. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/19/2014 Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 10/19/2014
by BWW on October 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/19/2014 for Tampa (more...)
BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American Stage BWW Reviews: Thought-Provoking NUREYEV'S EYES at American Stage
by Peter Nason on October 19, 2014

Two actors in top form capture the spirit of Rudolf Nureyev and Jamie Wyeth in a wonderfully intimate production that needs to be seen during its brief run. (more...)
BWW Reviews: SUITE SURRENDER at the Carrollwood Players BWW Reviews: SUITE SURRENDER at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason on October 19, 2014

Despite some issues, it's best to surrender to the show's madcap hilarity, marvelous set and memorable characters. (more...)
New Musical AIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND Opens Tonight at the Studio Theatre New Musical AIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND Opens Tonight at the Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk on October 17, 2014

After the critically acclaimed, opening Summer Season of the Musical Comedy, 'CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES', the World Premiere Musical Comedy, 'COUPLED', and the Musical Cabaret, 'The SINGING DIVAS of BROADWAY & HOLLYWOOD', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents the GRAND OPENING Main Season, with the hilarious NEW Musical, 'AIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND'. The production stars MATTHEW RULEY, VICKY STINNETT, PETE CLAPSIS, and TRACIE CALLAHAN. (more...)
FST's Winter Mainstage Season Begins with HAIRSPRAY FST's Winter Mainstage Season Begins with HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk on October 14, 2014

FST opens the Winter Mainstage Season with the energetic and colorful production of Hairspray based on the film by John Waters, with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Hairspray opens on November 15 and runs in the Gompertz Theatre through January 4, 2015. Subscriptions for all four shows can be purchased for as little as $49 online at Floridastudiotheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Jay-Alexander Takes BWW Orlando Behind Scenes at New Dr. Phillips Center BWW Exclusive: Jay-Alexander Takes BWW Orlando Behind Scenes at New Dr. Phillips Center
by Matt Tamanini on October 13, 2014

In everyone's lives, there are moments that they will never forget; and for four talented Central Florida girls, one of those moments came last Thursday, as they were selected to perform on November 15th alongside world-renowned stars of nearly every musical genre at 'Broadway & Beyond,' the Grand Premiere event of Orlando's newest performance venue, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The event will feature Broadway's Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess, in addition to many others. (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 12 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 12
by on October 12, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 12, 2014. (more...)
BWW Album Awards Update: IF/THEN, Ramin, HEDWIG, HEATHERS & More In the Lead... BWW Album Awards Update: IF/THEN, Ramin, HEDWIG, HEATHERS & More In the Lead...
by BWW Special Coverage on October 12, 2014

Voting is now underway for the First Ever BWW Album Awards to pick the Best in 2013-14's Cast Recordings, Solo Releases, Re-releases & More!! If you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

 
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