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BWW Exclusive: KINKY BOOTS' Kevin Smith Kirkwood Picks 5 Whitney Performances That Inspire CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE!BWW Exclusive: KINKY BOOTS' Kevin Smith Kirkwood Picks 5 Whitney Performances That Inspire CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Kevin Smith Kirkwood, who is now appearing on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, is bringing CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! back to New York by popular demand. Hot on the heels of its sold-out debut at Joe's Pub last year, Kirkwood will once again channel the voice, look and spirit of the late legend Whitney Houston at The Cutting Room on Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 PM. In honor of the upcoming performance, Kevin took a moment to reflect on five Whitney performances that he finds have helped inspire him and his performance for the show. BroadwayWorld brings you his selections, from classics to medleys, below!  (more...)

KINKY BOOTS' Kevin Smith Kirkwood to Bring 'CLASSIC WHITNEY' to The Cutting Room, 3/2KINKY BOOTS' Kevin Smith Kirkwood to Bring 'CLASSIC WHITNEY' to The Cutting Room, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD - now appearing on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots - is bringing CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! back to New York by popular demand. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This WeekSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 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, visitwww.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: They're Stayin' Alive! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Reminisces Before 54 Below Reunion Concert!BWW Exclusive: They're Stayin' Alive! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Reminisces Before 54 Below Reunion Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Bring your dancing shoes to 54 BELOW for the reunion celebrating the 2000 Broadway musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Reunite with some of the original cast members for some of the Bee Gee's biggest hits of the late 70s, 'Stayin' Alive,' 'Boogie Shoes,' 'If I Cant Have You,' 'Jive Talkin,' 'How Deep Is Your Love,' and even a few songs recently added to a brand new production of the show. (more...)

Cast of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunites at 54 Below TonightCast of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunites at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Bring your dancing shoes to 54 BELOW for the reunion celebrating the 2000 Broadway musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Reunite with some of the original cast members for some of the Bee Gee's biggest hits of the late 70s, 'Stayin' Alive,' 'Boogie Shoes,' 'If I Cant Have You,' 'Jive Talkin,' 'How Deep Is Your Love,' and even a few songs recently added to a brand new production of the show. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 31-September 6, Featuring Anthony Rapp, Barrett Weed, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 31-September 6, Featuring Anthony Rapp, Barrett Weed, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 30, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Saturday Night Fever Reunion Concert; Anthony Rapp: Unplugged; 54 Sings You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Barrett Weed; and 54 Sings Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Cast of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Reunite at 54 Below Next WeekCast of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Reunite at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Bring your dancing shoes to 54 BELOW for the reunion celebrating the 2000 Broadway musical Saturday Night Fever. Reunite with some of the original cast members for some of the Bee Gee's biggest hits of the late 70s, 'Stayin' Alive,' 'Boogie Shoes,' 'If I Cant Have You,' 'Jive Talkin,' 'How Deep Is Your Love,' and even a few songs recently added to a brand new production of the show. (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...)

54 Below to Celebrate Film Scores with BACK TO THE FUTURE, Meryl Streep Tribute Concerts54 Below to Celebrate Film Scores with BACK TO THE FUTURE, Meryl Streep Tribute Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

In the coming weeks, 54 Below will celebrate some of our favorite movie scores and songs through live performances, performed by some of Broadway and cabaret's most luminary talents. (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...)

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...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Begins Tonight at North Shore Music TheatreSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Begins Tonight at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - 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...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at North Shore's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER with SCHOOL'D Host Matthew RodinSTAGE TUBE: Backstage at North Shore's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER with SCHOOL'D Host Matthew Rodin
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 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 tomorrow, August 11, and the company has been hard at work in rehearsals. BroadwayWorld SCHOOL'D host Matthew Rodin is part of the cast, and you can check out the first two episodes of his rehearsal vlog below! (more...)

Orfeh, Bryan Batt and More Join 54 SINGS SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER This MonthOrfeh, Bryan Batt and More Join 54 SINGS SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway stars Orfeh, James Carpinello, Paige Price, Paul Castree and Bryan Batt in a concert version of the show, not seen in NYC since its 2000 Broadway production. The newly adapted Saturday Night Fever will boogie into 54 Below on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 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. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre to Present SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL, 8/11-23North Shore Music Theatre to Present SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER THE MUSICAL, 8/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 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 Tuesday, August 11, and plays thru Sunday, August 23. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the New Webseries GEMMA & THE BEAR, from THE FANTASTICKS ActorVIDEO: Watch the New Webseries GEMMA & THE BEAR, from THE FANTASTICKS Actor
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Your nightmares have never been this bold and bizarre. From the award-winning co-creative team of Eevin Hartsough and Kevin R. Free (Off-Broadway's The Fantasticks), and directed by an award-winning filmmaker Matt Scott (Once A Loser, Cannes '14) comes a new webseries GEMMA & THE BEAR. Click below to watch the first two episodes, plus the trailer! (more...)

13th Street Rep Celebrates Ray DeMattis' 50th Anniversary in the Biz13th Street Rep Celebrates Ray DeMattis' 50th Anniversary in the Biz
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The 13th Street Repertory Theater celebrated veteran stage/film/TV actor Ray DeMattis' 50th anniversary in the business -- honoring his lifetime achievements -- by proclaiming May 10th 'Ray DeMattis Day.'  DeMattis was presented with a framed certificate of honor by one of his proteges -- Michael J.C. Anderson, an actor with the 13th Street Rep.  And DeMattis, in turn, presented the first annual  'Ray DeMattis Award,' honoring young artists-to-watch, to actors Cody Jordan and John Brady, co-stars of Chip Deffaa's musical-comedy success  'Mad About the Boy.'  They each received a plaque, a copy of a cast album featuring DeMattis ('Flora the Red Menace'), and a $100.00 honorarium. (more...)

13th Street Rep to Hold 'Teach-In' on Gay Theater After MAD ABOUT THE BOY, 4/2613th Street Rep to Hold 'Teach-In' on Gay Theater After MAD ABOUT THE BOY, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will present a teach-in on the history of gay musical theater, and gay songs in pop music, following the performances next Sunday (April 26th) at 2 pm and 7 pm of its current hit musical 'Mad About the Boy.' The presentation will be moderated by ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa (creator of 'Mad About the Boy'), and will feature members of the cast, joined by a special surprise guest. (more...)

TRW to Host Industry Reading of Reworked SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Featuring Corey Mach, Shannon O'Boyle & MoreTRW to Host Industry Reading of Reworked SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, Featuring Corey Mach, Shannon O'Boyle & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Musical theatre licensor Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) is presenting a private industry reading of the Broadway musical adaptation of the iconic film SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, on Thursday, February 19th, in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

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