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Porgy

The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess 1st National Tour 2013-2014
Various Theatres Nationwide-

November 10th, 2013 - July 20th, 2014

Based on the novel Porgy by DuBose Heyward

Music by George Gershwin

Lyrics by DuBose Heyward and Ira Gershwin
Directed by Diane Paulus

Choreography by Ron K. Brown
porgyandbesssthemusical.com

 

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN NEW YORK CITY!

STANDBY NYMF 2013
Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Theatre- New York, NY

July 19th - 28th, 2013

Music by Keith Robinson & Amy Baer

Based on an idea by Alfred Solis

Lyrics by Alfred Solis and Mark-Eugene Garcia
Directed by Carlos Armesto

standbythemusical.com

 

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
Riverside Theatre - Vero Beach, FL

October 1 -November 1, 2012

Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller

Based on an idea by Murray Horowitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.

Lyrics by Various
Directed by DJ Salisbury

riversidetheatre.com

 

THIS JUNE!!! St Louis, Missouri... Don't miss Dwelvan in Ain't Misbehavin'

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
STAGES St. Louis - Kirkwood, MO

June 1 -July 1, 2012

Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller

Based on an idea by Murray Horowitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.

Lyrics by Various
Directed by Michael Hamilton

stagesstlouis.org

 

SHOW BOAT
Lyric Opera of Chicago - Chicago, Illinois

February 12 - March 17, 2012

Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music by Jerome Kern

Based on The Novel by Edna Ferber
Directed by Francesca Zambello

Choreographed by Michele Lynch

Conducted by John DeMain
LyricOpera.org

THIS NOVEMBER... Dwelvan returns to Ohio in

CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
The Human Race Theatre -Dayton, Ohio

November 3 -November 20, 2011

Book and Lyrics by Tony Kushner
Music by Jeanine Tesori

Directed by Scott Stoney

Conducted by Scot Woolley
HumanRaceTheatre.org

Talkin' Broadway

"Dwelvan David provides superb, deep bass vocals as the 'evil' Dryer and aptly sorrowful Bus." - Scott Cain

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Thick Skin Required---A+

"SMOKIN' SMOOTH" -Grace Davis

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Dayton Most Metro

"...Booming Baritone Dwelvan David..." -Russell Florence, Jr

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Oakwood Register

"...a complete triumph from start to finish" - Burt Saidel

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Chicago Tribune- Recommended

'You will not fall asleep at the Munster "Wiz." The dulcet but demanding tones of Dwelvan David, who plays the big, cool dude himself, will further take care of that." -Chris Jones


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Chicago Stage Style- Recommended

"Dwelvan David earns his title billing with a truly powerful and booming Wiz." -Joe Stead

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ChicagoCritic- Highly Recommended

"...So You Want to Meet The Wizard..." -Tom Williams


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SUMMER 2011... DWELVAN DAVID is

THE WIZ
Theatre at The Center -Munster, Indiana

July 7-August 7 2011

Book by Wiliam F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by

Charlie Smalls
Directed & Choreographed by Stacey Flaster
TheatreAtTheCenter.com

 

Chicago Tribune- Recommended

'The Nativity' by Congo Square: Gospel music and the Gospel story, updated and still fresh" -Chris Jones
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Chicago Sun Times- Somewhat Recommended

"Dwelvan David has great fun as the evil King Herod."- Hedy Weis
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Chicago Reader- Highly Recommended

"... the songs--a combination of originals and new arrangements by composer/musical director Jaret Landon--deliver soul-stirring power." -Kerry Reid
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Centerstage- Highly Recommended

"...High drama, music and dance manages to enliven every second of the production’s 90 minutes, without intermission. “The Nativity” is a holiday must see."-Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
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ChicagoCritic- Recommended

"...Jaret Landon’s deeply felt music raises the spirits of the season.  We hear favorites like “Oh Come All Ye Faithful,” Silent Night,” “We Three Kings’ and “Go Tell it on the Mountain” with sparkling blues-orientated arrangements.  This 90  minute song fest is an engrossing holiday treat rich in originality from an African-American tradition. It’ll lift your spirits." -Tom Williams
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Chicago Theater Blog- Highly Recommended

"Dwelvan David is a standout as King Herod. Mr. David’s striking features and imposing projection give him a perfect balance of fierce warrior, cunning politician, and comic foil."-K.D. Hopkins Read Full Review

42nd Annual Joseph Jefferson Awards
Drury Lane Theatre - Oakbrook, Illinois

October 25th,2010

jeffawards.org

Live from 2010 Jeff Equity Awards: 'Ragtime' and 'Chad Deity' are biggest winners

The 42nd annual Jeff Equity Awards were presented before a near capacity audience at Drury Lane Oakbrook on October 25.  The Equity Awards ceremony  included live performances from all nominated musicals and video performances from nominated plays.

Ragtime at Drury Lane
2010 Equity Jeff Awards: Drury Lane leads nominations with 'Ragtime,'

"Ragtime" was a hit this spring at Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace; it pulled in 11 nominations for the 42nd annual Joseph Jefferson Awards, to be presented Oct. 25.

The resurgent Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace tops the list of nominated theaters for the 42nd annual Joseph Jefferson Awards, announced Tuesday. Among Drury Lane's 26 nominations, Rachel Rockwell's production of “Ragtime” scored 11 nominations and “Cabaret” and “Thoroughly Modern Millie” collected seven apiece. Court Theatre dominates the best large-play category with three nominees: “The Illusion,” “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom” and “The Mystery of Irma Vep.”

The nominations in 31 categories are for Chicago-area Equity theatrical productions between Aug. 1, 2009, and July 31, 2010. The Jeff Awards will be presented Oct. 25 at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace. (For tickets, go to www.jeffawards.org)

RAGTIME: The Musical
Drury Lane Theatre -Oakbrook, Illinois

March 18th, 2010 - May 23rd, 2010

Book by Terrence McNally
Music by Stephen Flaherty

Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed & Choreographed by

Rachel Rockwell
DruryLaneOakbrook.com

 

" 'Ragtime' is Absolutely Stunning ... This is what the American Musical Theater is Capable of!"

Is "Ragtime" the Great American Musical? Certainly a grand argument in favor of that statement is now on display at the Drury Lane Theatre in Chicago's western suburb of Oakbrook Terrace, where one of the strongest home-grown musical productions in recent memory very nearly floored the opening night...

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"Extraordinarily Emotional and Not-To-Be-Missed ... The Musical this town was Born To Play"

At the opening-night curtain call of Rachel Rockwell's extraordinarily emotional and not-to-be-missed revival of “Ragtime” at the Drury Lane Oakbrook, tears were streaming down the face of Mark David Kaplan, the honest Chicago actor who plays Tateh, the battered but relentlessly optimistic Jewish im...

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"Altogether Magnificent ... Masterful on Every Level."

With its altogether magnificent production of “Ragtime,” the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre demonstrates beyond any doubt that the best place to find the most glorious Broadway ventures these days is a half hour’s drive west of the Loop....

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"Ragtime is a Major Triumph ... a New Standard for Chicago Musical Theatre"

Since Kyle DeSantis and his team of creatives have taken over at Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre, the shows have constantly gotten better. Now with director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell’s perfect production of Ragtime, that level has increased even higher. What you’ll get when you attend (and you absol...

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"An Unforgettable, Intensely Emotional Journey ... An Evening you will Never Forget!"

This is the musical Chicago has been waiting for and will be talking about for years to come. If you miss this extraordinary, visually and emotionally stunning musical you will regret it. This production again validates Chicago as one of the finest theatrical cities in the nation and why it's not al...

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Treasure Island

TREASURE ISLAND
'Treasure Island' transports
Fulton musical Broadway-worthy

Lancasteronline.com

"...I also was wild about Dwelvan David's awesome singing voice in his dual role as Billy Bones and Job Anderson..."

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Herrera Set for PA World Premiere of Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure
By Adam Hetrick
10 Jan 2008

The world premiere of Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure will splash onto the stage of Pennsylvania's historic Fulton Opera House beginning March 6.

The new musical adaptation of Treasure Island, based on the Robert Louis Stevenson 1883 adventure novel, follows the "fatherless Jim Hawkins who embarks on an epic adventure of discovery, daring and double crosses, as Jim matches wits with Long John Silver, the leader of the mutinous crew of the Hispaniola," according to production notes.

The musical features a score by Marc Robin, with book and lyrics by Robin and Curt Dale Clark. Robin, a 16-time Jefferson Award winner, will also direct the Fulton world premiere staging.

Tony nominee John Herrera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Man of La Mancha, Off-Broadway's In the Heights) stars as Long John Silver with Dale Bensen as Squire Trelawney; Curt Dale Clark as Dr. Livesey; Charles Abbott as Ben Gunn; John Charles Kelly as Captain Smollett; Dwelvan David as Billy Bones; and Rick Desloge and Dan Scott, who will alternate in the role of Jim Hawkins.

The ensemble comprises Christopher Dickerson as Tom Morgan, Randall Frizado as Redruth, William Hartery as George Merry, Erik Hogan as Mr. McCladry, Joe Jackson as Mr. Joyce, Matthew Kernisky as Israel Hands, Adam Levinskas as Abraham Gray, Robert Rokicki as Mr. Alan, Zak Rissinger as Mr. O'Brien, George Andrew Wolff as
Mr. Arrow and Hal Yudoff as Mr. Hunter.

Rounding out the creative team are Robert Klingelhoffer (set design), Paul Black (lighting design), Beth Dunkleberger (costume design), Anthony Laskoskie Jr. (make-up and wig design), John Bellamo (fight
choreography), Debra Dunlop (properties) and David Tempe (sound design).

Treasure Island: A Musical Adventure plays the Fulton Opera House through March 22. Tickets are available by calling (717) 397-7425 or by visiting www.thefulton.org

The Fulton Opera House, a regional professional company located in Lancaster, PA, was recently featured in the New York Times.