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The Group Rep Stages World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs today, May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Daisy Eagan, Jake Broder, French Stewart, Rena Strober & More to Star in Pasadena Playhouse's STONEFACE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse, announced today the full cast of Vanessa Claire Stewart's STONEFACE, the fifth production of the 2013-2014 season. STONEFACE is performed June 3 to 29, 2014; the press opening is Sunday, June 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Bogardus, Marilyn Sokol, and More at '2013 Best of Broadway & Cabaret' Actors' Temple Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

A star-studded musical celebration, the 4th Annual Best of Broadway & Cabaret to benefit the Actors' Temple [339 West 47th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenue], the historic theater district landmark that has been a welcoming home to show business Jews, their family, and friends, took place on November 18. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Broadway & Cabaret Community Celebrate The Actors Temple in 2013 Concert Benefit Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

The Best of Broadway & Cabaret come out in support of the Actors' Temple, (est. 1917) tonight, Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The Fourth Annual Concert Fundraiser will take place at the Temple, 339 West 47th Street. This musical celebration will benefit the theater district historic landmark which has been struggling to survive in recent years. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams and More Set for 4th Annual 'Best of Broadway & Cabaret' Actors Temple Benefit, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2013

A star-studded musical celebration, the 4th Annual Best of Broadway & Cabaret to benefit the Actors' Temple [339 West 47th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenue], the historic theater district landmark that has been a welcoming home to show business Jews, their family, and friends, will take place Today, November 18 at 7 P.M. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams and More Set for 4th Annual 'Best of Broadway & Cabaret' Actors Temple Benefit, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

A star-studded musical celebration, the 4th Annual Best of Broadway & Cabaret to benefit the Actors' Temple [339 West 47th Street, between Eighth and Ninth Avenue], the historic theater district landmark that has been a welcoming home to show business Jews, their family, and friends, will take place Monday, November 18 at 7 P.M. (more...)

Broadway & Cabaret Community to Celebrate The Actors Temple in 2013 Concert Benefit, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

The Best of Broadway & Cabaret will come out in support of the Actors' Temple, (est. 1917) on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM. The Fourth Annual Concert Fundraiser will take place at the Temple, 339 West 47th Street. This musical celebration will benefit the theater district historic landmark which has been struggling to survive in recent years. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: You Ain't Read Nothin' Yet--Stephen Hanks' Fantasy Interview With the Legendary AL JOLSON
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 27, 2013

With the International Al Jolson Society's 17th Annual Long Island Festival just three weeks away (On August 17, from 9am to 4:30pm, at Oceanside Knights of Columbus, 2985 Kenneth Place, Oceanside, NY 11572.), BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Review/Columnist and passionate Al Jolson fan Stephen Hanks fantasizes about what it might be like to have a conversation with 'The World's Greatest Entertainer,' 53 years after he died. You ain't read nothin' yet. (more...)

Broadway and Cabaret Stars Join 2012 Musical Fundraiser for The Actors' Temple Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

The Best of Broadway & Cabaret will come out in support of the Actors' Temple, (est. 1917) tonight, November 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM. The Third Annual Concert will take place at the Temple, 339 West 47th Street. This theater district historic landmark has been struggling to survive in recent years. (more...)

Broadway and Cabaret Stars Join 2012 Musical Fundraiser for The Actors' Temple, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2012

The Best of Broadway & Cabaret will come out in support of the Actors' Temple, (est. 1917) on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM. The Third Annual Concert will take place at the Temple, 339 West 47th Street. This theater district historic landmark has been struggling to survive in recent years. (more...)

Tony Sheldon, KT Sullivan and More Set for Actors Temple Benefit, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

The Best of Broadway & Cabaret will come out in support of the Actors' Temple, (est. 1917) on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 6:45 PM. The Third Annual Concert will take place at the Temple, 339 West 47th Street. This theater district historic landmark has been struggling to survive in recent years. (more...)

THE JAZZ SINGER 3-Disc Blu-Ray to Launch Warner Bro.'s 90th Anniversary, 1/8/13
by Movies News Desk - Oct 03, 2012

The Jazz Singer, the first feature-length film with completely synchronized dialogue and musical sequences, will mark another milestone January 8 when Warner Home Video (WHV) releases the Blu-ray™ commencing the 2013 year-long 90thAnniversary of Warner Bros. Studios. The landmark film, which brought Broadway superstar Al Jolson "alive" and seemingly singing from the screen, was an immediate sensation when it opened in 1927 and created a revolution in the history of the motion picture industry. It earned Alfred Cohn an Academy Award®* (1927/28) nomination for Best Writing (Adaptation) and Warner Bros. received an Oscar® as a Special Award -- for producing The Jazz Singer, the pioneer outstanding talking picture, which revolutionized the industry. In 1996 the film was selected for preservation in the U.S. Library of Congress's National Film Registry for its cultural and historical significance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: French Stewart in STONEFACE: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 07, 2012

Sacred Fools' STONEFACE: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Buster Keaton has raced to the top of my list of most recommended shows to see in Los Angeles this summer. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents THE JAZZ SINGER 11/12-12/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2011

The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of THE JAZZ SINGER, by Samson Raphaelson. First staged in in 1925 and revived in 1927, the play now receives the first professional production in the city, directed by Laura Livingston at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street . (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents THE JAZZ SINGER 11/12-12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2011

The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of THE JAZZ SINGER, by Samson Raphaelson. First staged in in 1925 and revived in 1927, the play now receives the first professional production in the city, directed by Laura Livingston at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street . (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents THE JAZZ SINGER 11/12-12/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2011

The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of THE JAZZ SINGER, by Samson Raphaelson. First staged in in 1925 and revived in 1927, the play now receives the first professional production in the city, directed by Laura Livingston at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street . (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Presents THE JAZZ SINGER 11/12-12/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2011

The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of THE JAZZ SINGER, by Samson Raphaelson. First staged in in 1925 and revived in 1927, the play now receives the first professional production in the city, directed by Laura Livingston at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street . (more...)

La Mirada Theater Presents Mitzi Gaynor In RAZZLE DAZZLE!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2011

Mitzi Gaynor will bring her incomparable brand of showmanship back to the stage in this new theatrical production, a glittering multimedia one-woman tour-de-force of music and memories from her show-stopping life and career. (more...)

La Mirada Theater Presents Mitzi Gaynor In RAZZLE DAZZLE!
by BWW News Desk - May 02, 2011

Mitzi Gaynor will bring her incomparable brand of showmanship back to the stage in this new theatrical production, a glittering multimedia one-woman tour-de-force of music and memories from her show-stopping life and career. (more...)

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