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BWW Reviews: LIZ CALLAWAY Celebrates the Holiday Season with Warm, Spirited, and Infectiously Uplifting Show at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: LIZ CALLAWAY Celebrates the Holiday Season with Warm, Spirited, and Infectiously Uplifting Show at 54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Dec 23, 2014

Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award-winning actress Liz Callaway's latest offering at 54 Below, Celebrate!, will send you into the cold night feeling better about everything. Callaway celebrates the holidays, family, and personal milestones with Disney-like buoyancy that never becomes cloying. Hallmarks of natural stage authority, vibrant vocal clarity and theatrical investment in lyrics can be counted on with this empathetic artist. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman and More, Released TodaySTARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman and More, Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David today, December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com. The album is produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish) and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman; Susan Birkenhead; Michael Friedman; Amanda Green; Marvin Hamlisch; Sheldon Harnick; Tom Kitt; Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire; Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater; Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller; and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman & More, Set for Release Next WeekSTARS OF DAVID World Premiere Recording, Featuring Donna Vivino, Alex Brightman & More, Set for Release Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Yellow Sound Label has announced the release of the world premiere recording of Stars of David on December 16 on iTunes and Amazon.com The album is produced by Michael Croiter (Matilda, Heathers, Big Fish) and Executive Produced by Daryl Roth, featuring the talents of Alex Brightman, Joanna Glushak, Janet Metz, Brad Oscar, Alan Schmuckler, Aaron Serotsky, and Donna Vivino. The album features original musical material by Marilyn and Alan Bergman; Susan Birkenhead; Michael Friedman; Amanda Green; Marvin Hamlisch; Sheldon Harnick; Tom Kitt; Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire; Duncak Sheik and Steven Sater; Nathan Tysen and Chris Miller; and Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CELIA BERK Launches Belated Cabaret Career With a Solid CD Release and Impressive Debut ShowBWW Reviews: CELIA BERK Launches Belated Cabaret Career With a Solid CD Release and Impressive Debut Show
by John Hoglund - Dec 7, 2014

Watching a singer like Celia Berk, who brings a heartwarming balance, a subtle good humor, originality, and a lot of affection to everything she sings, makes one realize the crucial role good instincts play in the self-conscious, self-absorbed world of cabaret. Right at the top of her recent debut run of shows titled You Can't Rush Spring (the title of her recently released excellent debut CD) at the Metropolitan Room, this New Yorker from the business world ingratiated herself with the audience by admitting she was fulfilling a lifelong dream. Berk had already built a following with a few excellent guest performances (most notably at this past October's Cabaret Convention at Lincoln Center) and in this auspicious debut she proved she easily puts her personal stamp on an eclectic mix of songs. Such ability springs directly from who she is and not from someone's idea of who she should be. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEARPhoto Flash: First Look- Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book byJoseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you production photos from the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Douglas Sills, Adam Chanler-Berat, and More Star in Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEARPhoto Coverage: Douglas Sills, Adam Chanler-Berat, and More Star in Musicals in Mufti's MY FAVORITE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book byJoseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the opening! (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat and Douglas Sills Lead York's MY FAVORITE YEAR This WeekendAdam Chanler-Berat and Douglas Sills Lead York's MY FAVORITE YEAR This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book by Joseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. The limited engagement of My Favorite Year will play 5 performances only this weekend, December 5-7, 2014 at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/4- BABYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/4- BABY
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2014

Today in 1983, Baby opened at the Ethel barrymore Theatre, where it ran for 241 performances. Baby is a musical with a book by Sybille Pearson, based on a story developed with Susan Yankowitz, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr.. It concerns the reactions of three couples each expecting a child. Lizzie and Danny are university juniors who have just moved in together. Athletic Pam and her husband, Nick, a sports instructor, have had some trouble conceiving. Arlene, already the mother of three grown daughters, is unsure of what to do, contemplating abortion while her husband Alan is thrilled with the thought of a new baby. Throughout the show, these characters experience the emotional stresses and triumphs, the desperate lows and the comic highs, that accompany the anticipation and arrival of a baby. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort LauderdaleSTARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG to Launch 6-City Florida Tour in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG, a new musical revue based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, is announced by Tony Award winning producer Daryl Roth, to launch an extensive 6-city Florida tour, premiering December 23 through January 4, at Fort Lauderdale's Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Darren Criss & Evan Rachel Wood Parody BIG in All-New Funny or Die VideoVIDEO: Darren Criss & Evan Rachel Wood Parody BIG in All-New Funny or Die Video
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

In the all-new Funny or Die video below, Evan Rachel Wood and Darren Criss star in a remake of BIG, showing what the film might have been like with a female lead instead of Tom Hanks. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat & Douglas Sills to Lead York's MY FAVORITE YEAR as Part of Musicals In MuftiAdam Chanler-Berat & Douglas Sills to Lead York's MY FAVORITE YEAR as Part of Musicals In Mufti
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, concludes the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series with the first New York revival and world premiere of a new re-imagined version of the 1992 musical, My Favorite Year, with book by Joseph Dougherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, based on the motion picture by Dennis Palumbo and Norman Steinberg. The limited engagement of My Favorite Year will play 5 performances only December 5-7, 2014 at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encompass New Opera Theatre Honors Joel Grey and Jeanine TesoriPhoto Coverage: Encompass New Opera Theatre Honors Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 27, 2014

Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori were honored last night at the Encompass New Opera Theatre's Gala celebration at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, New York City), starring in the Musical Salute are Jeffry Denman, David Garrison, Lisa Kron, Judy Kuhn, Karen Mason, Michael McElroy, Bebe Neuwirth, Tonya Pinkins, David Pittsinger, Ron Raines, Patricia Schuman, Christopher Sieber, and Betsy Wolfe. BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from inside the gala below! (more...)

Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

Linda Lavin will be joining the lineup of stars honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at the Encompass New Opera Theatre's Gala celebration on Oct. 26th at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, New York City). (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Plays the The Hobby Center, Beginning TonightANYTHING GOES Plays the The Hobby Center, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Houston premiere today, October 14-19 as part of the 2014-2015 Season of Broadway at the Hobby Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's BIG Opens as Part of Musicals in MuftiPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company's BIG Opens as Part of Musicals in Mufti
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 13, 2014

The production just opened, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Tony Winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Joins Cast of York Theatre Company's BIGTony Winner Richard Maltby, Jr. Joins Cast of York Theatre Company's BIG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The York Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winning director and lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. has joined the cast and has assumed the role of MacMillan in the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: Big, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Mr. Maltby. and music by David Shire. This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour-a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, yet to be recorded. Mr. Maltby replaces Walter Charles who left the production due to an unexpected conflict. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine TesoriEncompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th Star-Studded Musical Salute honoring Two Luminaries of the American Musical Theater -- Tony and Academy Award Winning Legend JOEL GREY and Celebrated Award Winning Composer JEANINE TESORI. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BIG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at York Theatre CompanyPhoto Coverage: BIG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows at York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 13, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving neglected shows from the past, presents the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: Big, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour-a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, yet to be recorded. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 10/12/2014Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 10/12/2014
by BWW - Oct 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/12/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Tartaglia, Kerry Butler, and More in York Theatre Company's BIGPhoto Flash: First Look at John Tartaglia, Kerry Butler, and More in York Theatre Company's BIG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving neglected shows from the past, presents the season opener of the Fall 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series: BIG, today, Oct. 11, with book by John Weidman, lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by David Shire. This presentation of Big marks the New York premiere of the script and score created by the authors for the show's national tour -- a significantly revised version of the show with eight new Maltby and Shire songs, yet to be recorded. BroadwayWorld brings you production photos below! (more...)

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