Bayonets of Angst is the musical theatre equivalent of Comedy Central's Drunk History. Presented as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the tuner by Rick Kunzi, Justin Zeppa, and Adam Barnosky tells the story of the Civil War from a skewed perspective. However, the narrators here aren't drunk (well, some of them might be). Instead, they're the last remaining survivors of that military conflict,
Fall is just around the corner and pretty soon Nashville's university theatre departments will be back in action. Since I arrived here i 1999, Belmont University has lead the way on this front by proudly putting it's young actors and theatre artists on the front line where most universities put the football team. Belmont's Department of Theatre
The Gig is a pleasure to watch from start to finish. Part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, this tuner from Douglas J. Cohen features smartly sophisticated lyrics and a jazzy musical theatre score.
Set in the summer of 1975, the show tells the story of a group of amateur jazz musicians who decide to live their dream
Disney's animated hit Frozen drew inspiration from the Hans Christian Andersen tale, The Snow Queen, but drastically altered the plot. Those looking for something much closer to the original will find it in the new musical The Snow Queen by Kirsten Brandt, Rick Lombardo, and Haddon Kime, currently performing as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. But despite a stylishly designed production,
There is a good deal of potential contained in The Mapmaker's Opera, part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. Based on Bea Gonzalez's novel of the same name, the work tells a story with an epic sweep, passionate romance, and politically-charged circumstances. However, the imperfectly realized adaptation by Kevin Purcell (music) and Victor Kazan
Their combination of African vocals and Jazz is a one of a kind adventure! Ntomb'khona Dlamini came to New York from her Native South Africa to perform in the Broadway cast of Sarafina. She joined the original cast of the Lion King playing Rafiki, and also appeared in Godspell, and the iconic Riverdance.She has recorded with Grover Washington on "Soul Strut" and "Power of One"; with Tupac on "A River That Flows Forever" and with Johnny Mathis
Singer/songwriter Ruth Carlin returns to The Duplex Cabaret Theater in August with Songs of Judy Collins." The show is directed by Scott Barnes, with accompaniment by Carlin's Musical Director, Paul Greenwood, on piano, Dick Sarpola on bass and John Redsecker on drums
Following sold-out runs at Stage 72 (158 West 72nd Street), The Bijou Theatre, and Barrington Stage Company (Mr. Finn's Cabaret Series) the incredibly talented and inspirational Amy Oestreicher will bring her hit one-woman musical Gutless & Grateful back to NYC as part of the United Solo Festival with a performance on October 11th at 4pm.
Crystal Demure, New York's Drag Queen of Soul, has been entertaining the masses for four years and having being crowned as The 2014 New York's Top Drag Queen here at the Metropolitan Room, Crystal is back to perform her very own solo show on Monday July 14 at 9:30pm.
One of the most exciting activities on the cultural front here in Nashville these days is the "Stronger ARTS/STRONGER Cities" series presented monthly by the Vanderbilt Barnes & Noble. So far this year we have heard from Alan Valentine, CEO of The Nashville Symphony and Nashville Shakespeare Festival's
This is it for Sophie Tucker. Sharon McNight, who's been embodying the bigger-than-life star off and on since 1996 is bringing back her hit show "Red Hot Mama" for one last romp around the Rialto. "Red Hot Mama -- The Sophie Tucker Farewell Tour" plays the Metropolitan Room in New York for an exclusive four-night engagement from July 20 to August 3.
Celebrated entertainer Pia Zadora is back and reloaded! In an exclusive five-show engagement at the Metropolitan Room running August 5 to 10, Zadora premieres "Pia Reloaded," a fresh look at her legendary career and the soundtrack of her life. Playing Tues to Thurs August 5, 6, 7 and Sat & Sun August 9 and 10 (all at 7pm, except Thurs Aug 7 at 9:30pm), "Pia Reloaded" will head West for its West Coast premiere later in August.
If Jean-Paul Sartre had written a musical comedy, it might look something like Valueville, the clever and hilarious new show by Rowen Casey now playing PTC Performance Space as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The work is a 21st century riff on Sartre's classic existential play No Exit, although it stakes out its own territory through unexpected plot twists and a cheesy yet ironic sentimentality.