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Gypsy, "The Mother of All Musicals," Is NCT’s 2017-18 Season Opener Nov. 14-19

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November 13, 2017

The North Carolina Theatre will kick off its eagerly anticipated 2017-18 season with Gypsy: A Musical Fable, which NCT’s preshow publicity dubs “The Mother of All Musicals,” on Nov. 14-19 in Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of downtown Raleigh, NC. New York City director and Benson,… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Andrew Lloyd Webber's School of Rock on Nov. 28-Dec. 3 as part of its SunTrust Broadway Series

November 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of November 2017. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with… Read More ›

Meghan Picerno and Garðar Thór Cortes star as Christine Daaé and The Phantom in the U.S. Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, now playing at DPAC (photo by Joan Marcus)

The Phantom Returns in Love Never Dies at DPAC, Just in Time for Halloween

The inaugural U.S. Tour of Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s thrilling 2010 non-sequel sequel to his humongous 1986 West End and 1988 Broadway mega-hit musical The Phantom of the Opera, will arrive at the Durham Performing Arts Center just in time for Halloween — and run for eight performances through Nov…. Read More ›

Jen Kirkman will perform at The Carolina Theatre of Durham on Nov. 1st (photo by Robyn Von Swank)

Jen Kirkman Will Perform All-New Material on Nov. 1st at The Carolina Theatre of Durham

Motorco Music Hall of Durham, NC, NS2 of Nashville, TN, and The Carolina Theatre of Durham will jointly present Jen Kirkman: The “All New Material, Girl” Tour 2017 at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 1st, in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre. A long-time writer/guest on E!’s Chelsea Lately, Jen Kirkman is known for regular… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company presentation of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, directed by Taibi Magar, runs Oct. 18-Nov. 5 (photo by HuthPhoto)

Kate Hamill’s Fresh, New, Comic Reimagining of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility at PlayMakers Rep Is Whimsical and Witty

On Oct. 18-22, 24-27, and 29 and Nov. 2-5, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present New York City-based playwright and actress Kate Hamill’s fresh, new, comic reimagining of Jane Austen’s 1811 romance novel, Sense and Sensibility, which PRC describes as “a gossip-driven comedy of reason and romance,” in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of… Read More ›

Diana Huey stars as Ariel the mermaid in Disney's The Little Mermaid (photo by Mark & Tracy Photography)

Revamped Disney’s The Little Mermaid Will Make a Big Splash on Oct. 17-22 at DPAC

To kick off its spectacular 2017-18 “Ten Great Years” SunTrust Broadway Series, the Durham Performing Arts Center will present nine performances of the sensational national tour of the revamped 2012 version of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, co-produced by Pittsburgh CLO and Kansas City Starlight and directed by Glenn Casale, who revamped the 2008 Broadway musical… Read More ›

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s preeminent humorists. At 8 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 23rd, he shared stories and highlight the release of his newest book, Theft by Finding: Diaries (1977-2002) at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

October 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of October 2017. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with… Read More ›

Circus 1903 features mother and baby elephant puppets, created by Significant Object (photo by Martin Olmann)

Circus 1903 Will Recreate Acts from the Golden Age of Circus on Sept. 26-Oct. 1 at DPAC

To kick off its stellar 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series, the Durham Performing Arts Center invites Triangle theatergoers to step right up and enjoy the thrills and chills — under the Big Top — of eight performances of Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus on Sept. 26-Oct. 1. This captivating recreation of an old-timey, turn-of-the-century… Read More ›

The Cake stars Christine Mirzayan (left) as Macy and Julia Gibson as Della (photo by HuthPhoto)

Faith and Family Collide in Bekah Brunstetter’s Ripped-from-the-Headlines Drama The Cake

PlayMakers Repertory Company will kick off its 2017-18 mainstage season with the regional premiere of The Cake, written by Los Angeles, CA playwright Bekah Brunstetter and directed by Minneapolis, MN director Jeffrey Meanza, on Sept. 13-17, 19-22, and 24 and Sept. 26-Oct. 1 on the thrust stage of the Paul Green Theatre in the University… Read More ›

Glam Metal Hits from the 1980s Propel Rock of Ages into the Jukebox-Musical Stratosphere

For four high-octane outdoor performances on Sept. 7-10, Glam metal hits from the 1980s will propel Theatre Raleigh and the Koka Booth Amphitheatre’s joint presentation of the blockbuster 2005 Los Angeles, 2006 Las Vegas, 2008 Off-Broadway, 2009 Broadway, and 2011 West End jukebox musical Rock of Ages into musical stratosphere. This local production of Rock… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will kick off its 2017-18 SunTrust Broadway Series Circus 1903 on Sept. 26-Oct. 1

September 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of September 2017. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with… Read More ›

The cast of Count by Lynden Harris includes (from left) Chris Berry as Kansas City, Richard McDonald as Whitehouse, Gil Faison as Brownsville, and Brian D. Coates as Long Beach (photo by HuthPhoto)

On Aug. 23-27, Lynden Harris’ Count Will Depict a Day in the Life of Six Men on Death Row

PlayMakers Repertory Company will kick off its 2017-18 season on Aug. 23-27 with a world-premiere PRC2 second-stage production of Count: Stories from America’s Death Rows, written by Hidden Voices founder Lynden Harris, directed by PlayMakers Rep veteran Kathryn Hunter-Williams, and co-produced with Hidden Voices, which describes itself on its website as “a radically inclusive, participatory,… Read More ›

1991 Tony® Winner The Secret Garden Brings Frances Hodgson Burnett’s 1911 Novel to Life

The penultimate production of Theatre Raleigh’s critically acclaimed 2017 Hot Summer Nights season is the Tony Award®-winning 1991 Broadway musical The Secret Garden, which will run Aug. 15-20 in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh, NC. It is based on the beloved 1911 children’s… Read More ›

The new national tour of Motown the Musical stars (from left) Gabriella Whiting as Florence Ballard, Allison Semmes as Diana Ross, and Tavia Riveé as Mary Wilson (2017 photo © by Joan Marcus)

On Aug. 1-6, Motown the Musical Will Return to Dazzle, Delight, and Intrigue DPAC Patrons

The high-octane new national tour of Motown the Musical will roar into the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Aug. 1st, just in time to remind a lot of Baby Boomers how many Golden Oldies of the soundtrack of their formative years bore the Motown Records label. The First National Tour of this Tony Award®-nominated… Read More ›

August 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of August 2017. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with… Read More ›

Ben Michael and Catherine Charlebois star as The Beast and Belle (photo by Curtis Brown Photography)

NCT Retells "A Tale as Old as Time," Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, on July 25-30 in Raleigh

On July 25-30, the North Carolina Theatre will retell “A Tale as Old as Time,” Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in the heart of Raleigh, NC. NCT will stage eight high-octane performances of the perennially popular 1994 Broadway musical, based on the… Read More ›

The North Carolina Theatre will stage Disney's Beauty and the Beast on July 25-30 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium

July 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of July 2017. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with… Read More ›

Jose Llana and Laura Michelle Kelly star as The King and Anna Leonowens (photo by Matthew Murphy)

The Tony Award®-Winning 2015 Broadway Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Will Play DPAC June 6-11

For the final production of its critically acclaimed 2016-17 “Dream Big” SunTrust Broadway Series, the Durham Performing Arts Center is presenting eight performances of the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater’s Tony Award®-winning 2015 Broadway Revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, based… Read More ›

Lights Up on the New Sonorous Road Studio

No business intends to pack up and move house after only two years in action. When North Carolina State University bought the standalone space at 209 Oberlin Road, the Sonorous Road Film and Theatre Studio had to take the show on the road. The Royal Bakery building on Hillsborough Street, to be precise. Right across… Read More ›

Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight performances of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I June 6-11 as part of its SunTrust Broadway Series

June 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of June 2017. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with… Read More ›

On May 23-28 at DPAC, Finding Neverland will dramatize how J.M. Barrie (played by Billy Harrigan Tighe, center) came to write Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

On May 23-28, Finding Neverland Will Show DPAC Audiences How Peter Became the Pan

The penultimate show of the Durham Performing Arts Center’s critically acclaimed 2016-17 “Dream Big” SunTrust Broadway Series is the First National Tour of the crowd-pleasing 2015 Broadway and 2017 West End musical Finding Neverland, produced by Weinstein Live Entertainment and NETworks Presentations, directed by Diane Paulus, and choreographed by Mia Michaels. Finding Neverland, which won… Read More ›

Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will present Matilda the Musical on May 23-28 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts (photo by Joan Marcus)

2013 Tony Award® Winner Matilda the Musical Dramatizes Roald Dahl’s 1988 Children’s Book

On May 23-28, Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will jointly present eight performances of the four-time 2013 Tony Award® winner Matilda the Musical in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Matilda the Musical, which features music and lyrics by Tim Minchin and a book by Dennis… Read More ›

Eddie George, shown here with the Ladies Ensemble, stars as Billy Flynn (photo by Jeremy Daniel)

Eddie George Will Star as Defense Attorney Billy Flynn in Chicago on May 12-14 at DPAC

Football great Eddie George will star as ultra-slick and completely unscrupulous criminal defense attorney Billy Flynn in the razzle-dazzling U.S. Tour of Chicago that will put the roar back in the Roaring Twenties for five divinely decadent performances on May 12-14 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The 43-year-old Philadelphia, PA native previously played Flynn… Read More ›

Triangle theatergoers will have the time of their lives at Mamma Mia! (photo by Kevin Thomas Garcia)

Here We Go Again … The Mamma Mia! Farewell Tour Will Play Five Shows at DPAC on May 5-7

“Mamma mia, here [we] go again/My my, how can [we] resist you?” The North American “farewell tour” of the global musical sensation Mamma Mia! is returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center for five high-octane performances on May 5-7. This 1999 West End and 2001 Broadway mega-hit, which features a book by Catherine Johnson and… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present Finding Neverland on May 23-28 as part of its 2016-17 SunTrust Broadway Series

May 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of May 2017. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with… Read More ›

Tangela Large stars in PlayMakers' production of Mr. Joy (photo by Huth Photo)

In Mr. Joy at PRC, An Attack on a Chinese Immigrant Rallies His Harlem Customers

For the final production of its consciousness-raising 2016-17 PRC2 second-stage season, PlayMakers Repertory Company will present Mr. Joy, a one-woman show written by African-American actor/singer and playwright Daniel Beaty and directed by PlayMakers‘ first-year producing artistic director Vivienne Benesch, on April 26-30 in the Elizabeth Price Kenan Theatre in the University of North Carolina at… Read More ›

Celebrate Holy Week April 11-16 in Raleigh with NCT’s Production of Jesus Christ Superstar

The North Carolina Theatre, the Triangle’s premier producer of home-grown revivals of Broadway musicals, is staging a stellar production of 1971 Broadway and 1972 West End musical Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Benson, NC-born New York City director Eric Woodall, on April 11-16 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present eight performances of Something Rotten! on April 4-9 as part of its SunTrust Broadway Series

April 2017 Triangle Theater Calendar

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the Triangle Review’s Master Theater Calendar for the entire month of April 2017. If your productions are not listed in this calendar, please e-mail the SHOW TITLE(S), DATE(S), LOCATION(S), and the name of the PRESENTER(S) to RobertM748@aol.com, and be sure to e-mail all your news releases and publicity PHOTOS — with… Read More ›

The Durham Performing Arts Center will present The Bodyguard, starring Deborah Cox, on March 14-19 as part of its SunTrust Broadway Series

Grammy®-Nominated R&B Singer Deborah Cox Stars in The Bodyguard on March 14-19 at DPAC

Grammy®-nominated Canadian R&B/pop singer/songwriter Deborah Cox will star as Academy Award®-nominated superstar pop singer Rachel Marron — the Whitney Houston role in the Oscar®-nominated 1992 Warner Bros. film — in The Bodyguard on March 14-19 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. The 2016-17 U.S. National Tour of the 2012 West End hit musical will be… Read More ›

Gene Gillette and Lane at the Stage Door (photo by Dustin K. Britt)

Curious Incident… Actor Gene Gillette Takes a Unique Kid on a Backstage Tour of DPAC

My review, Autism Takes Center Stage at DPAC in an Ingenious Adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, highlighted the experience of one of my students (who I’m calling “Lane”) after seeing the production on its opening night, Feb. 21st, at the Durham Performing Arts Center’s. Lane is often hesitant to… Read More ›