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Dee Dee Bridgewater Leads LADY DAY Musical at the Little Shubert TheatreDee Dee Bridgewater Leads LADY DAY Musical at the Little Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Multi-award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, along with noted costumes designer Patricia A. Hibbert, and acclaimed lighting designed by Ryan O'Gara will head the design team for the upcoming Billie Holiday musical "Lady Day" starring Tony and multiple Grammy Award-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater. With an opening set for Thursday, October 3rd(6:30PM) the production will take residence at Times Square's Little Shubert Theatre (422 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Written and directed by Stephen Stahl, the musical will make its New York debut having been produced at the Theatre de Boulogne-Billancourt and Theatre du Gymnase Marie Bell in Paris as well as The Donmar Warehouse and The Piccadilly Theatre in London, where it received critical praise and garnered an Olivier "Best Actress in a Musical" Award nomination for Ms. Bridgewater. Produced by Misty Road Productionsthe show's creative team also includes three-time Emmy Award winning composer & arranger Bill Jolly, who will serve as musical director. Preview performances are slated to begin Thursday, September 19th(8PM). (more...)

BWW TV: Randy Rainbow On the Scene at Opening Night of FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONSBWW TV: Randy Rainbow On the Scene at Opening Night of FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
by Randy Rainbow - Oct 24, 2012

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original. opened on Broadway on Friday night, October 19th and runs through Saturday, October 27, 2012. BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was on the scene, where he chatted with Valli about the big opening. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night ReceptionPhoto Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opening Night Reception
by Walter McBride - Oct 20, 2012

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original. opened on Broadway last night, October 19th and runs through Saturday, October 27, 2012. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you coverage from the opening night reception with Todd Fournier, Brian Brigham, Jeremy Kushnier, Brandon Brigham, Matt Bogart, Jarrod Spector, Landon Beard, Drew Gehling and, of course, Frankie Valli! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opens on Broadway - Curtain Call!Photo Coverage: FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Opens on Broadway - Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - Oct 20, 2012

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original. opened on Broadway last night, October 19th and runs through Saturday, October 27, 2012. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at the opening night curtain call! (more...)

Box Office Opens Tomorrow for FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONSBox Office Opens Tomorrow for FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

The box office for Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original will open Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10am. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons: The One. The Only. The Original. plays Friday, Oct 19 @ 8pm, Saturday, Oct 20 @ 8pm, Sunday, Oct 21 @ 7pm, Tuesday, Oct. 23 @ 7pm, Wednesday, Oct 24 @ 7pm, Friday, Oct. 26 @ 8pm and Saturday, Oct. 27 @ 8pm. Tickets, ranging in price from $62 - $147, can be purchased at the Broadway Theatre Box Office (1681 Broadway) or through www.telecharge.com (212-239-6200). For more information, please visit www.frankievallionbroadway.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Frankie Valli Meets the Press at Broadway Theatre!Photo Coverage: Frankie Valli Meets the Press at Broadway Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Aug 30, 2012

A Broadway Concert Event (Robert Ahrens, Eva Price and Manny Kladitis) and Live Nation (Jason Stone) will present for the first time in concert on the Great White Way, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway. After years of playing thousands of venues from San Francisco to Savannah to Sydney, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will celebrate the their 50th anniversary at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in an all new concert production for a limited 7 performance engagement from Friday, October 19 through Saturday, October 27, 2012. Valli himself met the press earlier today and you can check out full photo coverage from the event below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Frankie Valli Unveils Broadway Marquee!FREEZE FRAME: Frankie Valli Unveils Broadway Marquee!
by Walter McBride - Aug 30, 2012

A Broadway Concert Event (Robert Ahrens, Eva Price and Manny Kladitis) and Live Nation (Jason Stone) will present for the first time in concert on the Great White Way, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway. After years of playing thousands of venues from San Francisco to Savannah to Sydney, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will celebrate the their 50th anniversary at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in an all new concert production for a limited 7 performance engagement from Friday, October 19 through Saturday, October 27, 2012. Valli himself met the press earlier today and you can check out a sneak peek from the event below. Be sure to check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

BWW TV: Frankie Valli Meets the Press Before Broadway Engagement!BWW TV: Frankie Valli Meets the Press Before Broadway Engagement!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 30, 2012

A Broadway Concert Event (Robert Ahrens, Eva Price and Manny Kladitis) and Live Nation (Jason Stone) will present for the first time in concert on the Great White Way, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway. After years of playing thousands of venues from San Francisco to Savannah to Sydney, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will celebrate the their 50th anniversary at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in an all new concert production for a limited 7 performance engagement from Friday, October 19 through Saturday, October 27, 2012. Valli himself spoke with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge earlier today to chat about what to expect from the big concert event. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Headed to Broadway -  Concerts at Broadway Theatre 10/19-27FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Headed to Broadway - Concerts at Broadway Theatre 10/19-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2012

A Broadway Concert Event (Robert Ahrens, Eva Price and Manny Kladitis) and Live Nation (Jason Stone) have just announced for the first time in concert on the Great White Way, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons On Broadway. After years of playing thousands of venues from San Francisco to Savannah to Sydney, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will celebrate the their 50th anniversary at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in an all new concert production for a limited 7 performance engagement from Friday, October 19 through Saturday, October 27, 2012. (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Hosts 2011 Drama Desk Awards on National TV, 5/23Harvey Fierstein Hosts 2011 Drama Desk Awards on National TV, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2011

The 56th Annual Drama Desk Awards announced a series of major changes designed to enhance the visibility and outreach of the Drama Desk Awards nationwide while, at the same time, creating a large national footprint for all segments of New York theater. The changes include a television broadcast deal with Ovation; moving the awards ceremony from a concert hall to a prestigious ballroom in Midtown Manhattan; presenting the awards at a gala sit-down dinner in an elegant setting, hosted by a major Broadway star; adding musical numbers from nominated New York stage productions; changing the day of the annual Drama Desk Awards from its traditional Sunday time-slot to a Monday night when most Broadway and Off Broadway shows are dark; and adding major media partners. The changes were announced at a news conference held today (Thursday, February 24, 2011) at Inc Lounge in the Time Hotel, 224 West 49th Street, by Robert R. Blume, who has been Executive Producer of the annual Drama Desk Awards since 1999. (more...)

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2009

The Mirror Repertory Company will present John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM. (more...)

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Plays At Mirror Rep Co 4/21-5/17THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Plays At Mirror Rep Co 4/21-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2009

The Mirror Repertory Company's presents John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM. (more...)

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Plays At Mirror Rep Co 4/21-5/17THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Plays At Mirror Rep Co 4/21-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2009

The Mirror Repertory Company's presents John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM. (more...)

THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21THE SHANGHAI GESTURE Comes To The Mirror Rep 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

The Mirror Repertory Company will present John Colton's THE SHANGHAI GESTURE, an epic story of love and revenge -- and the culture clash of blood and ethnicity, April 21, 2009 thru May 17, 2009 at the Julia Miles Theatre, 424 West 55th St. Previews begin April 23rd and the official opening will be on April 30, 2009 at 7PM. (more...)

'Art Deco Weekend 2008' Celebrates Broadway in Miami'Art Deco Weekend 2008' Celebrates Broadway in Miami
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2008

The 31st annual Art Deco Weekend 2008 of Miami entitled 'Anything Goes: Art Deco Taps its Toes' brings Broadway tunes, celebrated music, films, lectures, parades, antiques and collectibles, and internationally recognized architecture tours to Miami Beach's famed Ocean Drive. (more...)

'Busker Alley' with Jim Dale is Broadway-Bound 2008-09'Busker Alley' with Jim Dale is Broadway-Bound 2008-09
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2007

Busker Alley is Broadway bound! The musical starring Tony winner, Jim Dale and directed & designed by the legendary Tony, Academy and Emmy Award winner, Tony Walton, is planning to arrive for the 2008-2009 Broadway season. (more...)

Lansbury, Uggams, Etc. to Honor Jerry Herman, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2007

A gala celebration of the career of composer/lyricist Jerry Herman will be held Sunday, May 20th at 6:00 P.M. at the historic National Arts Club (more...)

'Rent' Film Success Bodes Well for Future Movie Musicals
by BWW - Nov 28, 2005

The Chris Columbus-directed big budget film of the late Jonathan Larson's Broadway musical 'Rent' was the fifth highest-grossing film of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. (more...)