Tag: New Line Theatre

Review: New Line’s BE MORE CHILL Brings Broadway Musical to The Marcelle

Posted: June 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“I don’t want to be special… I just want to survive.” Be More Chill is the modern anthem for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in, or doesn’t belong to the “cool” group in high school. It isn’t so much about wanting to stand out as it is about just getting by. […]

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Interview: Tony Nominated Composer Joe Iconis on ‘Be More Chill,’ Opening Tonight in St. Louis at New Line Theatre

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 10:49 am   /   Local

The hit musical Be More Chill just opened on Broadway in March, and here we are at the end of May getting a new production opening in St. Louis. This doesn’t happen. Thanks to New Line Theatre, and Artistic Director Scott Miller’s seemingly supernatural ability to uncover incredible shows, the rights to produce the musical were […]

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Review: Cast Dazzles and Delights in ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at New Line Theatre

Posted: March 8, 2019 at 4:07 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

Now playing through March 23. Based on the play by Jean Poiret, La Cage aux Folles was adapted into a musical by Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman. The show made its Broadway debut in 1983, going on to win six Tonys (including best musical) out of nine nominations. It has been revived twice on Broadway, […]

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Review: ‘Yeast Nation’ Closes Out 27th Season at New Line Theatre

Posted: June 13, 2018 at 6:11 pm   /   Local

“The Triumph of Life” New Line’s production Yeast Nation, a show which premiered in 2007, is only the eighth time it has ever been staged. But if you are at all familiar with the St. Louis theatre company, helmed by Scott Miller and Mike Dowdy-Windsor, it will come as no surprise that what we have is yet another undiscovered […]

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Theatre Review: “Anything Goes” at New Line Theatre (March 1-24)

Posted: March 5, 2018 at 12:17 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Anything Goes is a musical packed full of terrific songs and memorable moments. The music and lyrics are by Cole Porter, while Howard Linday and Russel Crouse (The Sound of Music) are responsible for re-writing the book by Guy Bolton and P.G. Wodehouse. There are four versions written for the stage: 1934, 1962, 1987, and […]

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Review: ‘Lizzie’ Brings Hard-Rock to 1800s Axe Murder Case

Posted: October 16, 2017 at 3:23 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Going into the show, I honestly couldn’t tell you who Lizzie Borden was. Sure, I had heard the name, but couldn’t exactly connect it to anything. However, right from the start – as Lizzie opens with our four rock goddesses introducing us to their characters – it was clear what we were getting into. And that […]

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Review: ‘OUT ON BROADWAY: THE THIRD COMING’ Mixes Musical Favorites Into Story About Love

Posted: August 10, 2017 at 1:29 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Back in 1996, Scott Miller and New Line Theatre created OUT ON BROADWAY: a musical review of songs performed from the views of five gay men. The show played for two sold-out runs that year, and a second version was birthed in March of 2000 called, OUT ON BROADWAY 2000. Seventeen years later, OUT ON […]

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Review: ‘The Sweet Smell of Success’ at New Line Theatre (thru June 24)

Posted: June 20, 2017 at 9:46 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

Welcome to 1950s New York City. It’s a world of celebrity, nightlife, and the column of J.J. Hunsecker. 60 million people drink their morning coffee while reading the dirt, where anybody who’s anybody wants to read their name in black and white. And if you’re a press agent who wants to eat, you better get […]

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Review: ‘ZORBA’ Offers a Timeless Lesson Among Fun. Now Playing New Line Theatre Through March 25!

Posted: March 9, 2017 at 10:37 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

“Life is what you do while you’re waiting to die, Life is how the time goes by! Life is where you wait while you’re waiting to leave, Life is where where you grin and grieve!” This verse from the opening number in ZORBA, “Life Is,” perfectly sums up the message of the show. Yet it is only after […]

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Interview: Artistic Director Scott Miller Talks ZORBA, and Founding New Line – “The Bad Boy of Musical Theatre”

Posted: March 3, 2017 at 3:30 pm   /   Interviews, Live Theater

I cannot remember a time that I wasn’t crazy about musicals. It goes so far back, that I don’t have memories before that.” – Scott Miller Scott Miller is currently celebrating New Line Theatre’s 26th season with the first show of 2017: Zorba. The production runs March 2nd  through the 25th, and it’s one that […]

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