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Mary Poppins Flies to Westchester Broadway Theatre, 5/8-7/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WBT is celebrating 40 years of Broadway Musicals & Fine Dining! For this momentous occasion, Mary Poppins is flying onto our stage! The cherished 1964 Disney film has been re-imagined into a spectacular new musical. The show has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. (more...)

Photo Flash: National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, Now Playing Through 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's hit musical based on the Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan will end its highly acclaimed run this upcoming Sunday, December 15. A landmark success for the nearly 100-year-old The Folksbiene there are now future commercial possibilities in the works. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
by Stage Tube - Dec 10, 2013

This coming-of-age musical with a cast of 18 and an orchestra of 7, Lies My Father Told Me, opened November 21, at the Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue. Lies My Father Told Me is performed in English. Meet the cast below! (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME to Close 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's hit musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan will end its highly acclaimed run Sunday, December 15. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene to Present LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, 11/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME Opens 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan opens Thursday, November 21, at 7:30pm at the Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue.. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene to Present LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, 11/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 09, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME to Begin Performances 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 05, 2013

Previews begin Sunday, November 10, for National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's American premiere of a new musical based on the 19 (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene to Present LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, 11/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots from Westchester Broadway Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents The Sound of Music, with Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Directed and Choreographed by Jonathan Stahl with Musical Direction by Leo Carusone, the production runs now through August 11, 2013. BroadwayWorld has new photos of the cast onstage below! (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Opens THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

One of the world's best loved musicals, based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp; The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Maria is a young, aspiring but quirky, nun whose love of freedom makes it obvious to her superiors that she is not suited for religious life. Thus, she is sent off to be the governess to Captain von Trapp's seven troublesome children. Unlike previous governess', Maria becomes friends with the children due to their mutual love of music. She fills the lives of the Von Trapp children with 'The Sound of Music' and captures the heart of their stern and lonely father. But, will their harmonious lives be torn apart when their beautiful homeland is ravaged by war? Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical delights audiences with the uplifting story and an irresistible score: 'Climb Every Mountain,' 'Do-Re-Mi,' 'Edelweiss' and 'My Favorite Things.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, with Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and Book by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse. Directed and choreographed by Jonathan Stahl with musical direction by Leo Carusone, the production runs now through August 11, 2013. Press Opening: June 20, 2013. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Opens THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

One of the world's best loved musicals, based on the memoir of Maria Von Trapp; The Story of the Trapp Family Singers. Maria is a young, aspiring but quirky, nun whose love of freedom makes it obvious to her superiors that she is not suited for religious life. Thus, she is sent off to be the governess to Captain von Trapp's seven troublesome children. Unlike previous governess', Maria becomes friends with the children due to their mutual love of music. She fills the lives of the Von Trapp children with "The Sound of Music" and captures the heart of their stern and lonely father. But, will their harmonious lives be torn apart when their beautiful homeland is ravaged by war? Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical delights audiences with the uplifting story and an irresistible score: "Climb Every Mountain," "Do-Re-Mi," "Edelweiss" and "My Favorite Things." (more...)

BWW Reviews: TUTS' CAMELOT is Mesmerizingly Regal
by David Clarke - Jan 25, 2013

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe may be best known for MY FAIR LADY, their 1956 musical adaptation of Pygmalion. The show was an incredible success and left anticipation high for another Lerner & Loewe musical. After tumultuous writing, casting, and rehearsing processes their follow up opened on Broadway in 1960. The musical, simply titled CAMELOT, was based on T. H. White's The Once and Future King. It opened to mixed reviews, but the Original Cast Album LP was America's best selling LP for a solid 60 weeks. After the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, it was publicized that the original cast recording had been a favorite of the Kennedy family in while in the White House, forever tying Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT to the glamorous, media culture Camelot era of the Kennedy family. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Petkoff, Tony Sheldon and More in TUTS' CAMELOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Camelot, running Jan. 22 - Feb. 3, 2013 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Set in a land where honor and chivalry reign, Camelot follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and the young Lancelot. Dazzling and spellbinding with sweeping romance, historic grandeur, and heart-breaking drama, Camelot is the definitive musical theatre fable. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Robert Petkoff, Tony Sheldon and More in TUTS' CAMELOT
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2013

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents Camelot, running Jan. 22 - Feb. 3, 2013 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Set in a land where honor and chivalry reign, Camelot follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and the young Lancelot. Dazzling and spellbinding with sweeping romance, historic grandeur, and heart-breaking drama, Camelot is the definitive musical theatre fable. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the production below. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET, 11/29-12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2012

Just in time for the holidays, Westchester Broadway Theatre (One Broadway Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523) will present Miracle on 34th Street from November 29 through December 31. Based on a holiday tale written by Valentine Davies and made famous by the movie of the same name, Miracle On 34th Street has music composed by Doug Smith and book and lyrics by Vern Stefanic. (more...)

Tony Sheldon, Robert Petkoff and More to Lead TUTS' CAMELOT, 1/22-2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast for the timeless tale of Camelot, running Jan. 22 - Feb. 3, 2013 at Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Set in a land where honor and chivalry reign, Camelot follows the love triangle of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere and the young Lancelot. Dazzling and spellbinding with sweeping romance, historic grandeur, and heart-breaking drama, Camelot is the definitive musical theatre fable. (more...)

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