Saturday, June 25, 2022

Photos: Ralph Macchio Attends Performance of THE KARATE KID - THE MUSICAL

Original 1984 film actor Ralph Macchio attended the pre-Broadway run of THE KARATE KID – THE MUSICAL presented by STAGES St. Louis at Kirkwood Performing Arts Center.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:34AM
Sunday, June 19, 2022

Playboy of the West Indies review – feelgood musical that fails to click by Clare Brennan

Birmingham RepThis attempt to make Mustapha Matura’s adaptation of the classic drama into a calypso-laced entertainment has lost something in translation Something’s not quite right. The…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 08:06AM
Thursday, June 16, 2022

Playboy of the West Indies review – Caribbean caper with lots to love by Mark Fisher

Birmingham RepThis bright calypso musical, a feelgood reboot of Mustapha Matura’s play, features a tremendous cast and sweet duets Is it a musical or is it a play with songs? It’s a moot…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:54AM
Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Learn All About Karate Kid - The Musical From Stars Jovanni Sy, John Cardoza, Kate Baldwin & More by Caitlin Moynihan

It's been over 35 years since audiences first met Mr. Miyagi, Daniel LaRusso and more at the Cobra Kai Dojo in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid. The film was the fourth highest-grossing fi…

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Photos & Video: Original Movie Cast Member William Zabka Visits THE KARATE KID - THE MUSICAL

The world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement of THE KARATE KID - The Musical is now playing at STAGES St. Louis' Kirkwood Performing Arts Center. William Zabka (Johnny Lawrence in the origina…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:06PM
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Strike First, Strike Hard: How ‘The Karate Kid’ Became a Musical by Sarah Bahr

The new production, an adaptation of the classic 1984 martial arts film, is onstage now just outside St. Louis and aiming for a Broadway run.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:33AM
Saturday, May 28, 2022

40 Years Ago Today: The Escape Artist by Trav S.D.

Released nationwide throughout the U.S. 40 years ago today, a piece of cinema magic — and magic magic — called The Escape Artist (1982). This little film was produced by Francis Ford Cop…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 10:12AM
Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Get a First Look at Karate Kid - The Musical's Pre-Broadway Bow by Lindsey Sullivan

Wax on, wax off! Karate Kid - The Musical, a new stage show based on the 1984 martial arts drama which spawned three sequels and legions of fans, will have its world premiere at Stages St. L…

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Get a First Look at The Karate Kid Stage Musical World Premiere by Logan Culwell-Block

John Cardoza, Jovanni Sy, Alan H. Green, and Tony nominee Kate Baldwin star in the musical based on the 1984 film at Stages St. Louis.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:36AM
Monday, May 23, 2022

In capturing the changing face of Britain, playwrights explain us to ourselves | Michael Billington by Michael Billington

Beth Steel’s The House of Shades unites national politics and private lives through the fortunes of a working-class family from 1965 to 2019 Old myths die hard. One of the greatest in thea…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:03PM
Thursday, May 19, 2022

'Karate Kid: The Musical,' bound for Broadway, kicks off with world premiere in St. Louis by Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

New musical adaptation of 1984 film "The Karate Kid" gets its pre-Broadway tryout at Stages St. Louis, with hopes that more shows will launch here.

SOURCE: St. Louis Today at 07:33PM
Thursday, May 12, 2022

Playbill Inc | (305) 595-1984 | Miami - AllBiz

Ricardo J. Gonzalez is the primary contact at Playbill Inc. Playbill Inc generates approximately USD 1336321.00 in revenue annually, ...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

People You Should Know . . . Michael Takiff by Zack Calhoon

(Photo by Joe Henson) Michael Takiff is the great-great-great-great-great grandson of the legendary Hasidic sage Rabbi Levi Yitzhak of Berditchev. Michael grew up in Elizabeth, New Jersey,…

SOURCE: Visible Soul at 06:42PM
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Michael Potts, Ray Fisher & More Join the Cast of The Piano Lesson on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Additional casting has been revealed for the previously announced revival of August Wilson's The Piano Lesson. Performances will begin on September 19 at the St. James Theatre. The producti…

SOURCE: at 02:36PM
Thursday, April 14, 2022

“Ghosts Of The Titanic,” Park Theatre by Aleks Sierz

You can’t keep a great playwright down. Ron Hutchinson, whose award-winning stage plays, such as Rat in the Skull (1984) and Moonlight and Magnolias (2005), are contemporary classics, has …

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Leo Robin: Thanks for the Memory by Trav S.D.

April 6 is the birthday of Tin Pan Alley lyricist Leo Robin (1900-1984), best known for his collaborations with tunesmith Ralph Grainger. He is chiefly remembered today for having written th…

SOURCE: Trav S.D. at 11:06AM
Monday, March 21, 2022


As in Bernadette Peters who starred as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George in 1984 at the Booth Theatre.  We shared the same vocal coach.  I remember arriving at James Gregory’s studio…

SOURCE: Oscar E. Moore at 02:12PM
Saturday, March 19, 2022

Dancing Grannies pay tribute to those killed in the Waukesha Christmas parade attack by Jonathan Franklin

Formed in 1984, the Dancing Grannies first started off as a jazz exercise group. The group has now expanded to perform in parades across Wisconsin each year.

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 04:12PM
Friday, March 18, 2022

Watch: Billy Crystal Explains the Journey of Buddy Young, Jr. From Stand-Up to Broadway Musical by Talaura Harms

The comedian appeared on The Tonight Show to talk about the upcoming musical adaption of Mr. Saturday Night, centering on an insult comic character he created in 1984.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:48AM
Thursday, March 17, 2022

John Cardoza Will Take on Title Role in Regional Premiere of The Karate Kid – The Musical by Margaret Hall

Jovanni Sy, Alan H. Green and Tony nominee Kate Baldwin will also star in the adaption of the hit 1984 film at St. Louis Stages.

SOURCE: Playbill at 07:06PM
Monday, March 14, 2022

Stage and Screen Actor William Hurt Dies at 71

While best known for his roles in film, Hurt got his start on the stage in the 1970s. He appeared on Broadway in Hurlyburly in 1984, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. Hurt also p…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:39AM
Sunday, March 13, 2022

Ghosts of the Titanic, Park Theatre review – well written, but poorly staged by Aleks.sierz

Intriguing new play from Ron Hutchinson capsizes in performance You can’t keep a great playwright down. Ron Hutchinson, whose award winning stage plays, such as Rat in the Skull (1984) an…

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Friday, March 11, 2022

Anyone Can Whistle: MasterVoices by Wendy Caster

The MasterVoices' concert of Anyone Can Whistle was a lovely and poignant reminder that although we have lost Stephen Sondheim, we will always have his work. And, oh!, that work! Elizab…

SOURCE: Show Showdown at 03:54PM
Saturday, March 5, 2022

InterView: Karen Mason by Aron Bederson

An InterView with Karen Mason By Aron Bederson I recently attended Karen Mason’s long running holiday show Christmas! Christmas! Christmas!, Mason’s long-running audience favorite, which…

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Sunday, February 27, 2022

The week in theatre: The Collaboration; Good Fun by Susannah Clapp

Young Vic; King’s Head, LondonWarhol and Basquiat prove fertile inspiration for writer Anthony McCarten, while a rare airing of an early play by Victoria Wood reveals more than a glimpse o…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 02:13AM
Thursday, February 17, 2022

12 Dance Performances to See in February & March - See the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ailey II, eclectic troupes at The Joyce and more by Juan Michael Porter Ii

See the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ailey II, eclectic troupes at The Joyce and more --- Shake off the winter doldrums with a dozen exhilarating dance performances. The pre-spring season fea…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM

13 Dance Performances to See in February & March - See the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ailey II, eclectic troupes at The Joyce and more by Juan Michael Porter Ii

See the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ailey II, eclectic troupes at The Joyce and more --- Shake off the winter doldrums with a baker's dozen of exhilarating dance performances. The pre-spring…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Wednesday, February 9, 2022

Lace Those Roller Skates with Chita & Liza, It's The Rink's Broadway Opening Night Anniversary

On February 9, 1984, Chita and Liza reunited on a Broadway stage in a Kander & Ebb musical (the first being playing Velma and Roxie respectively in the original Chicago) at the Martin Be…

SOURCE: BroadwayBox at 02:49PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Get a Sneak Peek of City Center Encores! Staging of The Tap Dance Kid by Playbill

New York City Center’s 2022 Encores! season will open February 2 with The Tap Dance Kid, directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon, continuing through February 6. Choreographer Jared Grimes has …

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:36PM
Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wake Up With BWW 1/12: CHESS May Return to Broadway and Film, and More!

Today's top stories include a potential Broadway revival of Chess! On a recent episode of his podcast, lyricist Tim Rice revealed not only that plans for a Broadway revival of Chess are und…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 05:39AM
Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Tim Rice Reveals 'Team is in Place' to Bring CHESS Back to Broadway

On a recent episode of his podcast, lyricist Tim Rice revealed not only that plans for a Broadway revival of Chess are underway, but also his hopes of eventually turning the 1984 musical int…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:40PM

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