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Photo Flash: The Amazing Kreskin Visits, Gushes Over CAGNEY Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: The Amazing Kreskin Visits, Gushes Over CAGNEY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Amazing Kreskin attended last evening's performance of Cagney off-Broadway and stopped backstage to visit with the company. Scroll down for his heartfelt note of praise following the show and a picture of him with the cast! (more...)

Getting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award NominationGetting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award Nomination
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hard to believe, but it's been four years since we sat down with Jeremy Benton, whom we've since referred to as Broadway's Best Tap Dancer every chance we've had, and now it seems as that title has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just yesterday, Benton - a native of Springfield, Tennessee - was honored with a nomination for a Fred and Adele Astaire Award in the category for best off-Broadway male dancer, heralding his critically acclaimed role in Cagney, the Musical. (more...)

CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Extends Off-BroadwayCAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Due to popular demand and following the announcement of its three 2016 Outer Critics Circle Award nominations, including 'Outstanding New Off-Broadway Musical,' a new block of tickets is now on sale through September 25, 2016 for the new hit Off-Broadway musical, CAGNEY with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, at The Westside Theatre -Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). In addition, beginning July 7, 2016, CAGNEY will play Thursday afternoon matinees at 2:00 p.m. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 2-8THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 2-8
by Nora Dominick - Apr 8, 2016

Gearing up for Live #Ham4Ham to return? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: CAGNEY Cast Celebrates Opening Night at the Westside Theatre!Photo Coverage: CAGNEY Cast Celebrates Opening Night at the Westside Theatre!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 4, 2016

The new musical Cagney, with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton andChristopher McGovern, received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company last spring, where it played a limited five-week, sold-out engagement. The production just transferred off-Broadway at at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Robert Creighton & Company Take Bows in CAGNEYPhoto Coverage: Robert Creighton & Company Take Bows in CAGNEY
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 4, 2016

The new musical Cagney, with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company last spring, where it played a limited five-week, sold-out engagement. The production just transferred off-Broadway at at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Review: Much-Improved Bio-Musical CAGNEY Returns Off-Broadway In A Flashy ProductonBWW Review: Much-Improved Bio-Musical CAGNEY Returns Off-Broadway In A Flashy Producton
by Michael Dale - Apr 3, 2016

It was ten months ago when composer/lyricist Robert Creighton buck and winged it to the York Theatre with a spirited and gutsy performance as the screen's greatest tough guy song and dance man, James Cagney. His pocket-sized musical vehicle, Cagney, while certainly rousing and entertaining, came off then as a promising work in progress; one that needed more heat to match the potential of its dramatic moments. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CAGNEY, Opening Today at the Westside Theatre!Photo Flash: First Look at CAGNEY, Opening Today at the Westside Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

Producer Riki Kane Larimer presents the new hit Off-Broadway musical, Cagney with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern.  Directed byBill Castellino, and with choreography by Joshua Bergasse, and music direction by Matt Perri, the six-member cast stars Broadway veteran and hoofer Robert Creighton as the legendary James Cagney, with Jeremy Benton, Danette Holden,Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi.   Performances began March 16, 2016 for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). Scroll down to see photos! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/2/2016
by - Apr 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/2/2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Welcomes James Cagney's Family to First PreviewPhoto Flash: Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Welcomes James Cagney's Family to First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Last night's first off-Broadway preview of CAGNEY was quite special, as two member of James Cagney's family were in attendance. Sitting in the front row were Cagney's great niece Patricia Cagney Mack and her daughter Kelly Mack, visiting from California. Mrs. Mack's grandfather was Dr. Harry Cagney, older brother of James. Following the performance they visited with the cast onstage to tell them how much they enjoyed the show and how honored they were to be there. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

CAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Starts Performances Tomorrow Off-BroadwayCAGNEY, Starring Robert Creighton, Starts Performances Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Give their regards to Broadway! Producer Riki Kane Larimer (Fiddler on the Roof, Tappin' Thru Life, On The Town, Gigi) presents the new hit Off-Broadway musical, CAGNEY, with book by Peter Colley (The Donnelly) and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern (Fame, First Wives Club). Performances begin tomorrow, Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/12/2016
by - Mar 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/12/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Daveed Diggs, Telly Leung & More Perform at BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFFPhoto Coverage: Daveed Diggs, Telly Leung & More Perform at BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 1, 2016

The 6th annual BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! - a concert that raises much-needed funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation - was held last night at the Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47 St.). Hosted by Julie Halston, performers included: Lisa Howard (IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN YOU), Margo Seibert (ROCKY), Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (ONCE UPON A MATTRESS),Daveed Diggs (HAMILTON), Randy Graff (CITY OF ANGELS), Cady Huffman (THE PRODUCERS), Judy Kaye(PHANTOM OF THE OPERA), Telly Leung (ALLEGIANCE), and Robert Creighton (THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, CAGNEY). (more...)

BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! to Receive Mayoral ProclamationBROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! to Receive Mayoral Proclamation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

The 6th annual BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! - a concert that raises much-needed funds for Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation - will be the recipient of a Mayor Proclamation when the event takes place on Monday, February 29 at the Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47 St.) at 6;30 pm in NYC, it has been announced by Julie Halston, the event's emcee and one of its founders and producers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Company of CAGNEY, Moving Off-Broadway This MarchPhoto Flash: Meet the Company of CAGNEY, Moving Off-Broadway This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

The new musical CAGNEY, with book by Peter Colley and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern, received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company last spring, where it played a limited five-week, sold-out engagement. Scroll down to meet the company ahead of the production's off-Broadway transfer! (more...)

Theatre Aspen & The Wheeler Opera House to Welcome Susan EganTheatre Aspen & The Wheeler Opera House to Welcome Susan Egan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Theatre Aspen announced today a new partnership with the Wheeler Opera House that will launch with a special concert featuring Broadway, television and recording star Susan Egan.  The concert takes place Sunday, March 6th, at 8 pm.  Tickets are available at aspenshowtix.com and are priced at $55. (more...)

Lisa Howard, Margo Seibert and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Join BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! BenefitLisa Howard, Margo Seibert and Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Join BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

LISA HOWARD (It Should Have Been You), MARGO SEIBERT (Rocky) and HUNTER RYAN HERDLICKA (Once Upon a Mattress) have joined the starry line-up of talent for BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! -- the sixth annual concert, featuring Broadway stars in an evening of music and comedy that benefits the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, it has been announced by the event organizers.  (more...)

CAGNEY with Robert Creighton to Transfer to Westside TheatreCAGNEY with Robert Creighton to Transfer to Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

 Producer Riki Kane Larimer (Fiddler on the Roof, Tappin' Thru Life, On The Town, Gigi)has announced the Off-Broadway transfer of The York Theatre Company's acclaimed production of the new musical, Cagney with book by Peter Colley (The Donnelly) and music & lyrics by Robert Creighton and Christopher McGovern (Fame, First Wives Club).  Cagney received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company, last spring, where it played a limited five-week sold out engagement.  This new updated, expanded and revised version will begin performances begin on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. for an open-ended engagement at The Westside Theatre - Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street).  Opening Night is set for Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs Joins BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! LineupHAMILTON's Daveed Diggs Joins BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Daveed Diggs - one of the breakout stars of the Broadway musical HAMILTON - has joined the line-up for BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! - the sixth annual concert, featuring Broadway stars in an evening of music and comedy that benefits the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, it has been announced by the event organizers.  BROADWAY BELTS takes a leap this Leap Year and will be presented at a larger venue due to increased demand with more glamour, more songs, more seats (!) on Sadie Hawkins Day, Monday, February 29 at 7 pm at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47 St.) in New York City. (more...)

Robert Creighton to Bring New Show to Metropolitan Room, 2/8Robert Creighton to Bring New Show to Metropolitan Room, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Broadway quadruple threat and Bistro Award winner, Robert Creighton, who recently starred as the title character in the critically lauded CAGNEY at the York Theatre Company, brings an all new show, 'Lucky In Love,' to Metropolitan Room on Monday, February 8 at 7pm. Creighton will sing a love and romance-themed repertoire in honor of the season, and you can expect to experience a spectrum from laughter to tears. Special guest will be 'Mamma Mia' star, Judy McLane. Metropolitan Room is at 34 West 22nd Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The show has a $30 cover charge and a two-drink minimum per person. To reserve, call: 212.206.0440 or visit: http://metropolitanroom.com (more...)

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