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BWW Reviews: TALLEY'S FOLLY Past Its PrimeBWW Reviews: TALLEY'S FOLLY Past Its Prime
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 26, 2014

Merrimack Repertory Theatre cranks up the way back machine to transport the audience to Lebanon, Missouri, on July 4, 1944, in Lanford Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winner TALLEY'S FOLLY, but the play chugs along on fumes, despite the best efforts of all parties. (more...)

Photo Coverage: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates Opening Night Party!Photo Coverage: PIPPIN Cast Celebrates Opening Night Party!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 26, 2013

After the opening night show, the cast and crew celebrated and BroadwayWorld.com was there to snap them, all glammed up! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams AwardPhoto Coverage: Sally Field Hands Out the First Ever Sundance Institute Tennessee Williams Award
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Apr 9, 2013

Sundance Institute just presented playwright and Sundance Institute Theatre Lab alum Branden Jacobs-Jenkins with the first-ever Tennessee Williams Award from the Institute's Theatre Program, which supports the development of new work for the stage. Sundance Institute Emeritus Trustee Sally Field presented the honor and accompanying $10,000 grant at the Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit for its Theatre Program last night at Stephan Weiss Studio in Greenwich Village. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out who was there to celebrate below! (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY Closes Today at New World StagesFOREVER DUSTY Closes Today at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2013

Forever Dusty, the new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, will play its final New York performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) tonight, April 7. (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY Will Close April 7 at New World StagesFOREVER DUSTY Will Close April 7 at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

Forever Dusty, the new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, will play its final New York performance at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) on Sunday, April 7, producers announced today. (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY Announces Additional Sing-A-Long Performances, Beginning 3/14FOREVER DUSTY Announces Additional Sing-A-Long Performances, Beginning 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

Producers of Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, announced today that the show will host a series of Sing-A-Long performances, following the overwhelming response of the first installment, which celebrated the show's 100th performance on February 13. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous Recreate James Bond Classic 'The Look of Love'STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous Recreate James Bond Classic 'The Look of Love'
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2013

In tribute to '50 Years of Bond,' Kirsten Holly Smith (as Dusty Springfield) and Christina Sajous (as Dusty's lover, Claire), stars of the new musical Forever Dusty, have recorded a music video of 'The Look of Love,' putting a new spin on Burt Bacharach and Hal David's Oscar nominated classic made popular by Dusty Springfield herself from the 1967 James Bond film, Casino Royale. That year, the song famously lost the Academy Award to 'Talk to the Animals' from Doctor Doolittle, but at Sunday's Oscars, Adele is favored to win for her own Bond tune, a new rendition of 'Skyfall.' Click below to watch the performance! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 9-15THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 15, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: IN THE HEIGHTS reunites, BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S searches for 'Cat,' SMASH drops 'Bombshell' album, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FOREVER DUSTY Celebrates 100th Performance with Sing-Along!Photo Coverage: FOREVER DUSTY Celebrates 100th Performance with Sing-Along!
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2013

Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, celebrated its 100th performance with a one-night-only Sing-A-Long performance last night, February 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Audience members at this special performance were invited to participate and sing along to Dusty's greatest hits, including 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me,' 'I Only Want to Be With You,' along with other classics included in the show, like 'Wishin' and Hopin,' 'Tell Him,' and many more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith & Christina Sajous Sing 'Love Power'STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith & Christina Sajous Sing 'Love Power'
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2013

Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, is currently playing at New World Stages. In celebration of Valentine's Day, Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous have teamed up to perform 'Love Power' with musical director Michael Thomas Murray on the piano. Check it out below! (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY Hosts Special Sing-A-Long Performance TodayFOREVER DUSTY Hosts Special Sing-A-Long Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2013

Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, will host a one-night-only Sing-A-Long performance tonight, February 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM. Audience members at this special performance will be invited to participate and sing along to Dusty's greatest hits, including 'Son of a Preacher Man,' 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me,' 'I Only Want to Be With You,' along with other classics included in the show, like 'Wishin' and Hopin,' 'Tell Him,' and many more. The evening will be co-hosted by comedian Seth Herzog (often seen on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon') and Drag Diva Sherry Vine (Here TV's 'She's Living For This'), and fans are encouraged to dress in their best Dusty blonde beehive wigs and 1960s garb. (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of FOREVER DUSTY with Kirsten Holly Smith- Transforming Into a Music Icon!BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of FOREVER DUSTY with Kirsten Holly Smith- Transforming Into a Music Icon!
by Randy Rainbow - Jan 30, 2013

The world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield is currently playing at off-Broadway's New World Stages. Kirsten Holly Smith, who takes on the title role 8 times a week, transforms into the music icon daily, and BroadwayWorld takes you behind the scenes of her process below! (more...)

FOREVER DUSTY to Host Special Sing-A-Long Performance, 2/13FOREVER DUSTY to Host Special Sing-A-Long Performance, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

Forever Dusty, the hit new musical about the life and times of legendary British pop star Dusty Springfield, will host a one-night-only Sing-A-Long performance on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM, it was announced today. Audience members at this special performance will be invited to participate and sing along to Dusty's greatest hits, including "Son of a Preacher Man," "You Don't Have to Say You Love Me," "I Only Want to Be With You," along with other classics included in the show, like "Wishin' and Hopin," "Tell Him," and many more. The evening will be co-hosted by comedian Seth Herzog (often seen on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon") and Drag Diva Sherry Vine (Here TV's "She's Living For This"), and fans are encouraged to dress in their best Dusty blonde beehive wigs and 1960s garb. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous Sing 'Baby It's Cold Outside'STAGE TUBE: FOREVER DUSTY's Kirsten Holly Smith and Christina Sajous Sing 'Baby It's Cold Outside'
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2012

Kirsten Holly Smith (as Dusty Springfield) and Christina Sajous (as Dusty's lover, Claire), stars of the new musical Forever Dusty, have recorded a music video of "Baby It's Cold Outside," putting a new spin on the holiday classic. Michael Thomas Murray accompanies them on the piano. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Inside FOREVER DUSTY's Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 19, 2012

The world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, opened last night, November 18, 2012. BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the big opening below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of FOREVER DUSTY- Kirsten Holly Smith, Christina Sajous and More; Plus a Sneak Peek!BWW TV: Meet the Cast of FOREVER DUSTY- Kirsten Holly Smith, Christina Sajous and More; Plus a Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 12, 2012

The world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, begins performances November 11, 2012 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), with an official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 18, 2012. Below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge brings you a sneak peek of Smith singing as 'Dusty Springfield', plus interviews with director Randal Myler, co-writer Jonathan Vankin, Christina Sajous, who plays 'Claire', and, of course, co-writer and star Smith! (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Kirsten Holly Smith and More in FOREVER DUSTY at New World Stages!Photo Coverage: First Look at Kirsten Holly Smith and More in FOREVER DUSTY at New World Stages!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 11, 2012

The world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, begins performances today, November 11, 2012 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), with an official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 18, 2012. BroadwayWorld recently got a sneak peek at the show and brings you a first look at Smith as 'Dusty Springfield', Christina Sajous as 'Claire' and more in the photos below! (more...)

Christina Sajous, Coleen Sexton and More Join FOREVER DUSTY; Full Cast Announced!Christina Sajous, Coleen Sexton and More Join FOREVER DUSTY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

The full cast and creative team for the world premiere of Forever Dusty, a new musical about the life and times of legendary icon Dusty Springfield, by Kirsten Holly Smith and Jonathan Vankin, has been announced. Directed by Randal Myler (Love, Janis; It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues), performances will begin November 11, 2012 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street), with an official Opening Night set for Sunday, November 18, 2012. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents THE VENETIAN TWINS, MERCHANT OF VENICEQuintessence Theatre Presents THE VENETIAN TWINS, MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2011

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its second season with two classic comedies: Carlo Goldoni's THE VENETIAN TWINS, in a translation by Ranjit Bolt, and William Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, to be presented in repertory and directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Presents THE VENETIAN TWINS, MERCHANT OF VENICEQuintessence Theatre Presents THE VENETIAN TWINS, MERCHANT OF VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2011

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its second season with two classic comedies: Carlo Goldoni's THE VENETIAN TWINS, in a translation by Ranjit Bolt, and William Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, to be presented in repertory and directed by Alexander Burns. (more...)

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