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Liliane Montevecchi in ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIRLiliane Montevecchi in ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Liliane Montevecchi headlines an all-star cast in The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's gala benefit performance of Ziegfeld Follies Of The Air: The New 1934 Live from Broadway Broadcast Revue. (more...)

Robert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer SeasonRobert Sean Leonard, Ken Ludwig, Josh Rhodes Slated for The Old Globe's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the remaining productions in its 2017 Summer Season, including a brand-new comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, and a Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup featuring Robert Sean Leonard in the title role of the towering history play Richard II, directed by Erica Schmidt. Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet follows, directed by Old Globe Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein, one of the leading American authorities on the works of Shakespeare. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017Laura Osnes and Will Swenson to Star in Waterwell's BLUEPRINT SPECIALS Musicals at Under the Radar 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Waterwell announced today the revival of the Blueprint Specials, a series of lost WWII-era musicals composed principally by Broadway legend Frank Loesser to be presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and The Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. The production will star Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde) and Will Swenson (Hair) and be directed by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2016-2017 SeasonAmerican Classics Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

For their 2016-2017 season, American Classics takes a novel approach, drawing all three programs on great literature.  They open with Shakespeare in Song, in honor of the 400th anniversary of his death, with songs from The Boys From Syracuse (Rodgers & Hart, based on The Comedy of Errors), Kiss Me Kate (Cole Porter, based on The Taming of the Shrew), West Side Story (Bernstein and Sondheim, based on Romeo and Juliet), The Lion King (Tim Rice and Sir Elton John, based on Hamlet), and some unusual songs from drawn from Shakespeare.  Caroline Musica, Cynthia Mork, Eric Bronner make up the quartet of singers, with Bradford Conner presiding at the keyboard.   (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next SummerBRIGHT STAR Choreographer Josh Rhodes to Helm GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the first production of its 2017 Summer Season: Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. Based on the stories and characters by Damon Runyon, with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls will be directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes, returning to the Globe after the great successes of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, which he directed, and Bright Star, which he choreographed. (more...)

Richard Holbrook to Bring THE UNTAPPED FRED ASTAIRE REVISITED to Guild HallRichard Holbrook to Bring THE UNTAPPED FRED ASTAIRE REVISITED to Guild Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Debonair cabaret veteran Richard Holbrook returns to EAG's Guild Hall with his musical tribute to the legendary entertainer Fred Astaire. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Two: The 1970sVIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Two: The 1970s
by Michael Dale - Jun 11, 2016

The second of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Conclude 23rd Season with THE MOST HAPPY FELLA42nd Street Moon to Conclude 23rd Season with THE MOST HAPPY FELLA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

42nd Street Moon concludes its 23rd season with Frank Loesser's glorious Napa Valley romance, the Tony Award-winning THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. This masterpiece with book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business …, Where's Charley?) is an unconventional and sweepingly romantic love story set in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Considered one of Loesser's greatest works, the stunning score includes "The Most Happy Fella," "Standing on the Corner," "Joey, Joey, Joey," "Rosabella," "Big D," "My Heart Is So Full of You" and "Song of a Summer Night." Directed by Cindy Goldfield, with musical direction by Dave Dobrusky, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA will run April 27 - May 17, 2016 (Press opening: Saturday, April 30) at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. For tickets ($25-$75) or more information, the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit www.42ndstmoon.org.  (more...)

BWW Review: Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Raise Spirits at Feinstein's/54 Below with SIN TWISTERS TOOBWW Review: Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Raise Spirits at Feinstein's/54 Below with SIN TWISTERS TOO
by Alix Cohen - Mar 4, 2016

In a follow-up to their 2013 presentation Sin Twisters, on Wednesday night at Feinstein's/54 Below, show biz veterans Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller offered stories from the Broadway trenches, songs from their musical history, and affectionate one-upmanship, again deftly directed by Barry Kleinbort. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 22-28, Featuring Josh Young, Will Van Dyke, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 22-28, Featuring Josh Young, Will Van Dyke, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella and Special Guests; Turn the Beat Around - 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller in Sin Twisters, Too!; Michael Zahler & Will Van Dyke in Still It's True; and Josh Young Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber.  (more...)

BWW Review: Steve Ross and His Orchestra Bring Stylish RHYTHM AND ROMANCE to Birdland and Steal HeartsBWW Review: Steve Ross and His Orchestra Bring Stylish RHYTHM AND ROMANCE to Birdland and Steal Hearts
by Alix Cohen - Nov 18, 2015

Attending a Steve Ross show is often akin to time travel. The audience is transported back to eras when urbanity and dash were watchwords, when interpretation meant being as true to the period as the meaning of lyrics. The classy Mr. Ross, known primarily for iconoclastic solo performance, appeared at Birdland Monday night with a zealous 11-piece band helmed by long time confederate Brian Cassier. The joint was jumpin'. (more...)

Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set For SIN TWISTERS, TOO! At 54 Below 11/4 & 11/15Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set For SIN TWISTERS, TOO! At 54 Below 11/4 & 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The sin twisters are back at 54 Below! (more...)


by Alix Cohen - Sep 16, 2015

What qualities define a leading man? Charisma, soul-searching masculinity, and a deep, lustrous voice--once upon a time, we had entertainers who possessed them all. With his Cafe Carlyle debut show that opened last night, Plays With Music--following his Tony-Award winning Broadway performances, 12 years on the road in concert, a couple of recent, all too brief New York theatrical turns, and television work--Brian Stokes Mitchell proves that few such leading men exist. Soon it may be like finding unicorns. (more...)

BWW Reviews: With Rhythmic Enthusiasm, NINA HENNESSEY & RAY MARCHICA Host Jazzy Set at BirdlandBWW Reviews: With Rhythmic Enthusiasm, NINA HENNESSEY & RAY MARCHICA Host Jazzy Set at Birdland
by Alix Cohen - Aug 3, 2015

With new Sunday evening Jazz Party host Carole J. Bufford performing elsewhere last night, the Birdland Jazz Club recruited drummer Ray Marchica and his vocalist wife Nina Hennessy (right), who rounded up some of their talented friends for an evening of vocal and instrumental jazz, new compositions, and golden standards. Marchica's band featured Sean Harkness on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and Bob Quaranta on piano. Special guests included vocalist Marissa Mulder and composer/pianist Ian Herman. (more...)

Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set For SIN TWISTERS, TOO! At 54 Below 11/4 & 11/15Anita Gillette & Penny Fuller Set For SIN TWISTERS, TOO! At 54 Below 11/4 & 11/15
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 20, 2015

The sin twisters are back at 54 Below! (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at BirdlandLiliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Cabaret star Steve Ross will debut STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY: Songs He's Always Wanted To Sing and Songs You've Always Wanted to Hear at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, July 7th at 7pm. Mr. Ross' very special guest star will be International icon Liliane Montevecchi, featuring Jesse Bielenberg on bass. The wide-ranging program includes songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and others. (more...)

India Adams & Annette Warren Come to Catalina Jazz Club This WeekendIndia Adams & Annette Warren Come to Catalina Jazz Club This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

India Adams and Annette Warren, whose voices have entertained generations of moviegoers in such MGM classics as 'Show Boat' and 'The Band Wagon,' will bring their new show 'Hollywood's Secret Singing Stars' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood tonight and tomorrow, June 26 and 27 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

India Adams & Annette Warren Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 6/26-27India Adams & Annette Warren Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 6/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

India Adams and Annette Warren, whose voices have entertained generations of moviegoers in such MGM classics as 'Show Boat' and 'The Band Wagon,' will bring their new show 'Hollywood's Secret Singing Stars' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

From MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on BroadwayFrom MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on Broadway
by Sally Henry - May 23, 2015

Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of a movie. So the question is, which ones will be next? Our wonderful readers weighed in, as they did last week, and came up with some great suggestions! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Nellie McKay & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPatti LuPone, Nellie McKay & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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