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BWW Review: The Gateway's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERBWW Review: The Gateway's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 2, 2015

It is a thrill to see the musical Saturday Night Fever, based on the movie starring John Travolta, included on The Gateway Theatre's summer roster. The gorgeous Long Island venue has a habit of getting Broadway caliber casts and, to no surprise, this one did not disappoint. The Keith Andrews directed company was absolutely superb as they seamlessly performed the iconic score featuring, as we know, the music from the Bee Gees. (more...)

Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie 'Very Close' to Getting Green Light?Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie 'Very Close' to Getting Green Light?
by Jessica Khan - Sep 1, 2015

Is it finally Rose's turn? Stage and screen legendBarbra Streisand's husband, actorJames Brolin, just spoke to Extra about the likelihood of his wife's film remake of GYPSY getting the go-ahead. (more...)

FOX Announces Casting for URBAN COWBOY Pilot; Revisit the B'Way Incarnation!FOX Announces Casting for URBAN COWBOY Pilot; Revisit the B'Way Incarnation!
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Theater fans may recall that in 2003, a musical stage adaptation of URBAN COWBOY arrived at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre. Officially opening on March 27, 2003, the show shuttered on May 18 after only 60 performances. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies,The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!andSmash.Their Broadway credits includePromises, PromisesandHow to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits includeHairspray, Chicago,A Raisin in the SunandFootloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation ofPippinand much more. (more...)

STAYING ALIVE TRIBUTE PARTY Set for Joe's Pub, 9/17STAYING ALIVE TRIBUTE PARTY Set for Joe's Pub, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Award-winning storyteller and performer Leslie Goshko (Hairspray on Broadway, Huffington Post) hosts the Staying Alive Tribute Party on Thursday, September 17th, 9:30pm at Joe's Pub at The Public. Leslie is obsessed with the movieStaying Alive(sequel toSaturday Night Feverand rated the 'worst sequel ever' byEntertainment Weekly).And tonight, she invites some of New York's top comics and performers to help her celebrate the John Travolta flick in all its glory. (more...)

Jim Belushi Signs On for FOX's URBAN COWBOY RebootJim Belushi Signs On for FOX's URBAN COWBOY Reboot
by TV News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Jim Belushi has nabbed a featured role inFOX's upcoming pilot URBAN COWBOY, a TV adaptation of hit1980's hit film. (more...)

BWW Recap: The Gateway's 5th Annual 'Disco Ball' GalaBWW Recap: The Gateway's 5th Annual 'Disco Ball' Gala
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 26, 2015

Over the weekend, I had pleasure of attending the fabulous annual gala event hosted by the Gateway Playhouse located in Bellport, Long Island. In essence, this is a fundraising event, now in its 5th year, to benefit the theatre. Everyone was in the spirit of the 70's - outfits, hair, you name it - as the party featured preview performances from their upcoming production of the musical Saturday Night Fever. In fact, they even dubbed the event 'Gateway's Disco Ball Gala'. (more...)

Quotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON Week of 8/17Quotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON Week of 8/17
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' August 17 - August 21 (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/22-8/23/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/22-8/23/2015
by - Aug 23, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 23, 2015 - Sunday, August 23, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Barbra Streisand Chills With House Guests Lady Gaga, Ryan Murphy, John Travolta, and MorePhoto Flash: Barbra Streisand Chills With House Guests Lady Gaga, Ryan Murphy, John Travolta, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Earlier today, BroadwayWorld reported that Lady Gaga had posted a photo of herself posing in Fanny Brice fashion with Barbra Streisand. Now, we've procured a part two to the story. Babs herself posted a photo to Facebook this afternoon, featuring a group of A-listers including Gaga, plus GLEE and AMERICAN HORROR STORY producer Ryan Murphy, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, and James Brolin. (more...)

BROADWAY BINGE: Wind Down Summer 2015 with These Musicals on Netflix!BROADWAY BINGE: Wind Down Summer 2015 with These Musicals on Netflix!
by Nora Dominick - Aug 22, 2015

Can't make it to NYC before the end of the summerto see a Broadway show? Want to sing and dance in the comfort of your living room? BroadwayWorld has you covered with BROADWAY BINGE, a guide to all of the musicals or inspirations for hit Broadway musicals currently available for streaming on Netflix. So get out of the summer heat, get the popcorn ready, and check out the list below get your Broadway Binge on! (more...)

BWW Reviews: OUR HOUSE, Union Theatre, August 21 2015BWW Reviews: OUR HOUSE, Union Theatre, August 21 2015
by Gary Naylor - Aug 22, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a jukebox musical that's short on plot but long on nostalgia and the catchy tunes of the Madness songbook, as popular today as ever they were 35 years ago. (more...)

GREASE Sing-A-Long Hits Theaters Across the U.S. TodayGREASE Sing-A-Long Hits Theaters Across the U.S. Today
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

After successful runs of The Wizard of Oz, Rear Window and The Sound of Music earlier this year, Fathom Events partnerswith Turner Classic Movies (TCM) again to bring the 'TCM Presents' series to cinemas. The remainder of the series continues with aGrease Sing-A-Longtoday, August19. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of NSMT's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of NSMT's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Stage Tube - Aug 14, 2015

Get out your 'Boogie Shoes' as Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a New England Regional Theatre Premiere that will leave you with 'Night Fever!' SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is one high-energy musical featuring all the music from the film, the disco dancing that defined a decade, and those classic '70s fashions that may be better left forgotten! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is now playing thru Sunday, August 23. (more...)

FOX Casts Latin Telenova Superstar as Lead for URBAN COWBOY RebootFOX Casts Latin Telenova Superstar as Lead for URBAN COWBOY Reboot
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Mexican actor and singer Alfonso Herrera will take over the role made famous by Travolta in the eimagining of the 1980 film. (more...)

Brian De Palma to Receive 2015 Filmmaker Award at Venice Film FestivalBrian De Palma to Receive 2015 Filmmaker Award at Venice Film Festival
by TV News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Biennale di Venezia and Jaeger-LeCoultre have announced that the great American director Brian De Palma will receive the Venice International Film Festival's Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker 2015 Award (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Get out your 'Boogie Shoes' as Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a New England Regional Theatre Premiere that will leave you with 'Night Fever!' SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is one high-energy musical featuring all the music from the film, the disco dancing that defined a decade, and those classic '70s fashions that may be better left forgotten! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is now playing thru Sunday, August 23. (more...)

Paul Adelstein's Feinstein's Aug 2015 at the Nikko Gig PostponedPaul Adelstein's Feinstein's Aug 2015 at the Nikko Gig Postponed
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Due to an unforeseen scheduling conflict, Paul Adelstein featuring Doris, originally scheduled for August 21-22 at Feinstein's at the Nikko, is postponed until further notice. (more...)

A Wop Bam Boom! Warm Up Your Vocal Cords for Fathom Events' GREASE Two-Day Sing-Along!A Wop Bam Boom! Warm Up Your Vocal Cords for Fathom Events' GREASE Two-Day Sing-Along!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 11, 2015

To get you ready for the special event, BroadwayWorld invites you to brush up on your favorite Grease tunes below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of NSMT's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Opening Tonight!STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of NSMT's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Aug 11, 2015

Get out your 'Boogie Shoes' as Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a New England Regional Theatre Premiere that will leave you with 'Night Fever!' SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is one high-energy musical featuring all the music from the film, the disco dancing that defined a decade, and those classic '70s fashions that may be better left forgotten! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical begins tonight, August 11, and plays thru Sunday, August 23. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

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