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Photo Coverage: Lucie Arnaz Brings SPRING IS HERE to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 16, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, through April 19. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Telly Leung & More Sing at BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 11, 2014

Last night, 54 Below celebrated some of the most memorable show-stopping musical moments from Broadway. The show featured some of Broadway's greatest stars, including Tony nominee Carolee Carmello (Parade, Mamma Mia!, Kiss Me, Kate, The Addams Family, Sister Act, Scandalous), Mandy Gonzalez (Wicked, In the Heights, Dance of the Vampires, Aida), Telly Leung (Godspell, Wicked, Rent, Flower Drum Song, Glee), Robert Creighton (Little Me, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) and Kissy Simmons (The Lion King). Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kristin Chenoweth, Samuel L. Jackson & More Honor Kevin Spacey at Museum of the Moving Image
by Walter McBride - Apr 10, 2014

Stage and screen star Kevin Spacey was just honored by Museum of the Moving Image at its 28th annual Salute last night, April 9, 2014 in New York City. Spacey joins the ranks of past honorees who have received the Museum's Salute, including Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Robert DeNiro, Goldie Hawn, Alec Baldwin, Dustin Hoffman, Hugh Jackman, Steve Martin, Al Pacino, Sidney Poitier, Jimmy Stewart, Julia Roberts, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Haley Swindal Brings PLAY TO WIN to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 09, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presented Haley Swindal in 'Play To Win' on April 8 at 9:30pm. Swindal's musical career has taken her across the country and around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, and right back where she grew up: Yankee Stadium. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Le Cirque Cafe's MUSICAL MONDAYS Features Diane Marino Quartet
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 08, 2014

Musical Mondays continued at Le Cirque Cafe last night with the Diane Marino Quartet featuring Harry Allen. M&M Records Recording Artist Diane Marino has recorded, performed, and shared the stage with jazz legends Houston Person, Joe Henderson, Wycliffe Gordon, Harry Allen, Pete Escovedo, Tania Maria, Kirk Whalum, pop music icon Felix Cavaliere and more. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Take a Look at 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists' Rodgers and Hammerstein Celebration, Including Groff, Gonzalez & More
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 06, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Brandon Victor Dixon, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. BroadwayWorld was there for the first performance- check below for photos from the night! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the New York Pops After Party with Stephanie J Block and Andrew Rannells
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 23, 2014

Steven Reineke, Music Director and conductor of the New York Pops greeted concert goers at a party at The Red Eye Grill after the 'On Broadway' concert at Carnegie Hall. On Broadway is an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. Check below for photos as BroadwayWorld takes you inside the party! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Gingold Theatrical Group's 2014 Golden Shamrock Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of David Staller, honored philanthropist Anita Jaffe and playwright/actor Charles Busch at its Annual Golden Shamrock Gala, earlier this week at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Ave at 14th Street). The GTG Golden Shamrock Award is given annually for artistic contribution to society. Past honorees include Terrence McNally, Judith Ivey, Brian Murray, and Robert Osborne. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night abd you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Pizzarelli Brings STRICTLY BOSSA NOVA to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 19, 2014

John Pizzarelli once again expertly switches (musical) hats at Cafe Carlyle with his new concert of bossa nova music. The evening is titled "Strictly Bossa Nova" and it features Daniel Jobim, grandson of the seminal Antonio Carlos Jobim and an ensemble of Brazilian musicians. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside ROCKY's Star-Studded Opening Night Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 14, 2014

ROCKY hit Broadway last night, officially opening with stars Andy Karl and Margo Seibert at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. The show features an original score by Stephen Flahertyand Lynn Ahrens and a book by Thomas Meehan and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky.The production is directed by Alex Timbers, with choreography by Steven Hoggett, and Kelly Devine. BroadwayWorld was on the windy and frigid red carpet and you can check out photo coverage from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Robert Morse & Rick McKay to Be Honored at Special Preview of BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Palm Beach International Film Festival (PBIFF) announced its highly anticipated film line-up for the 19th edition, April 3 - 10, 2014, featuring 14 World Premieres, 8 North American and 8 U.S. Premieres. PBIFF (www.pbifilmfest.org) will present features, documentaries and short films from the U.S. and around the world, including Brazil, Venezuela, France, England, Israel, Hong Kong, Japan, India, New Zealand, Austria, the Philippines, Croatia, Australia, Canada, Germany and South Korea, to name just a few, and will play host to filmmakers, producers and actors to represent and discuss their films. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patrick Cassidy Visits Shirley Jones at Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 12, 2014

Nearly six decades into her career, Academy Award-winning singer and actress Shirley Jones makes her Cafe Carlyle debut with a two-week run of An Evening with Shirley Jones, continuing through March 15. Actor-composer Ron Abel (Happily Divorced, I Love Lucy's 50th Anniversary Special) accompanies her for performances March 11-15. She'll perform the songs of Rogers, Hammerstein and Hart. Her son, Patrick Cassidy, visited her at last night's show and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! Spoofs PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The gloves are off! One of the most highly anticipated new shows of the season, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! begins previews Monday, March 17th at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). The show is set to open on Sunday, May 4th. This up-to-the-minute new edition will include Alessandrini's takes on Kinky Boots, Matilda, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Pippin, the turntable-less Les Miz, Motown, The Sound of Music Live! and Bullets Over Broadway, among others. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Norm Lewis Performs at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 10, 2014

Norm Lewis gave a 'once in a lifetime' sold out concert on Saturday Night for the AMERICAN SONGBOOK Series at Lincoln Center. The evening featured a dazzling combination of story-telling and extraordinary vocal expertise, spanning from showtunes to pop, to R&B, church and just about everything in between. (more...)

Photo Coverage: ALL THE WAY's Opening Night Red Carpet with Diane Paulus, Chris O'Dowd, Tracy Letts & More
by Walter McBride - Mar 09, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, opened on March 6, 2014, on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to capture the starry red carpet arrivals - check out photos below! (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Hits Landmark 1,000th Stage Death on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

At a press conference earlier today, the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder announced that the production just reached the landmark 1,000th death of its leading man. Jefferson Mays, playing eight members of the D'Ysquith clan, is knocked off eight times in each performance, or sixty-four times each week. Mr. Mays has reached 1,000 stage deaths faster than any lead actor in Broadway history. At the press conference, Mr. Mays' co-star, Bryce Pinkham, presented Mr. Mays with an honorary 'death certificate' on behalf of the entire cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Vineyard Theatre's ARLINGTON
by Walter McBride - Mar 03, 2014

Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) presents the new musical ARLINGTON by Victor Lodato and Polly Pen, directed by Carolyn Cantor (THE GREAT GOD PAN, AFTER THE REVOLUTION). ARLINGTON stars Alexandra Silber(MASTER CLASS on Broadway with Tyne Daly, THE WOMAN IN WHITE) as Sara Jane, a young wife who valiantly tries to remain hopeful while her husband is away at war, despite a growing concern that something is not quite right. This new music-theatre piece is a stirring and powerful work that explores complex questions about history, identity and power as it takes us deeper into the storm stirring beneath Sara Jan's sunny exterior. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: ALIVE AND STILL KICKING Returns to New York Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

After a 10-month hiatus, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, happily returns to New York, beginning tonight, February 22nd at 8PM at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Alive and STILL Kicking, featuring brand new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway's absence: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from last season's acclaimed and very popular edition: Once, Evita, Newsies, Book of Mormon, among others. Over the course of the spring, Alessandrini will continue to add new material to reflect the season's openings, and unveil the new edition around the time of the Tony Awards. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Returns to New York this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

After a 10-month hiatus, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, happily returns to New York, beginning February 22nd at 8PM at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Alive and STILL Kicking, featuring brand new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway's absence: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from last season's acclaimed and very popular edition: Once, Evita, Newsies, Book of Mormon, among others. Over the course of the spring, Alessandrini will continue to add new material to reflect the season's openings, and unveil the new edition around the time of the Tony Awards. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Irish Rep's TRANSPORT
by Linda Lenzi - Feb 17, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of the new musical Transport. With a book by world-renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally(Schindler's List, the acclaimed book on which the Oscar-winning film is based) and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan (founder of the iconic New York City band Black 47), Transport follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century. (more...)

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