Ginger Rogers News

West End's TOP HAT to Open at Tokyu Theatre Orb, Sept. 30West End's TOP HAT to Open at Tokyu Theatre Orb, Sept. 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Top Hat, WINNER of 3 Laurence Olivier awards including 'Best New Musical', 'Best Theatre Choreographer', and 'Best Costume Design'?brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELSPhoto Flash: First Look at WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre presentsBACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed byLynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern.Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the production began last night,August 13, and runs throughSeptember 20, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CUNY Dance Initiative Sets Fall 2015 EventsCUNY Dance Initiative Sets Fall 2015 Events
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The CUNY Dance Initiative (CDI), a university-wide residency program now in its second year, announces its fall 2015 public events. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBTPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre presentsBACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed byLynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern.Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the show runsAugust 13 - September 20, 2015, with opening night slated forAugust 14th. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELSSTAGE TUBE: WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 5, 2015

The journey from the 21st Century back to Hollywood's glamourous golden age is an inspiring one when your "tour guides" are the legendary Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - portrayed by Darien Crago and Jeremy Benton in Westchester Broadway Theatre's production of Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical, running August 13-September 20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at Westchester Broadway TheatrePhoto Coverage: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre is taking audiences back to the glory days of Hollywood's Golden Age with its upcoming production of Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical, running August 13-September 20. As the cast, under the leadership of director/choreographer Jeremy Benton, got into the serious business of rehearsals, photographer Jake Primmerman was on hand to commemorate the work that goes into bringing the world of the 1930s movie musical to life onstage at WBT. (more...)

Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre topresentBACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed byLynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern. Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton, with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the show runsAugust 13- September 20, 2015, starringDarien Cragoas Ginger Rogers. (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...)

Darko Tresnjak-Helmed KISS ME, KATE Extends Through Aug 9 at The Old GlobeDarko Tresnjak-Helmed KISS ME, KATE Extends Through Aug 9 at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, will now add a week by popular demand and run through August 9 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets for the extension will go on sale this Sunday, July 12 at noon. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Mike McGowan & Anastasia Barzee to Lead KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Darko Tresnjak DirectsMike McGowan & Anastasia Barzee to Lead KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Darko Tresnjak Directs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway, Yanna Avis & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAnn Hampton Callaway, Yanna Avis & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This week at 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...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Well, Did You Evah?! Cole Porter's 124th Birthday Clip ExtravaganzaFLASH FRIDAY: Well, Did You Evah?! Cole Porter's 124th Birthday Clip Extravaganza
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 12, 2015

Today we salute the man behind the music and lyrics of many of the most popular songs of the 20th century, Cole Porter. (more...)

BWW Interviews: New York City Ballet's Raymonda Variations, Morgen, and New York Export: Opus JazzBWW Interviews: New York City Ballet's Raymonda Variations, Morgen, and New York Export: Opus Jazz
by Barnett Serchuk - Jun 2, 2015

On Sunday, June 31, 2015, New York City Ballet offered the sweet, the mundane, and the historical. If I were a lyricist I could write a song about this, but since my iambic pentameter is almost non-existent, and my Stephen Sondheim thesaurus nowhere to be found, I guess I'll have to push forward in everyday prose. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This JuneJeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steve Ross Salutes Long Career and Legendary Songwriters at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Steve Ross Salutes Long Career and Legendary Songwriters at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to host the return of pianist/singer Steve Ross in "An Evening With Steve Ross" on Monday, May 25 at 7pm. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (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...)

A Golden Night with the New York Pops: Kelli O'Hara on Celebrating Longtime Friend Kathleen MarshallA Golden Night with the New York Pops: Kelli O'Hara on Celebrating Longtime Friend Kathleen Marshall
by Tyler Peterson - May 3, 2015

Six-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara is back on Broadway - and tomorrow, Monday, May 4 she'll honor a woman who's helped shape and support her stage career for over a decade. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Special Guests Sandy Duncan & Don Correia in ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! at 92Y Lyrics & LyricistsPhoto Coverage: Special Guests Sandy Duncan & Don Correia in ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! at 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 3, 2015

All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directed a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who were joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests and Broadwayworld was there. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Screwball Comedy and On the Twentieth CenturyScrewball Comedy and On the Twentieth Century
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 1, 2015

WithOn the Twentieth Centuryin full swing at the American Airlines Theatre, we take a look at the genre and history of screwball comedy. (more...)

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