Roger Rifkin News

Full Cast Announced for Musicals Tonight's RED, HOT AND BLUE, 10/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

Red, Hot and Blue, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, is about a former manicurist ("Nails") Lauren Elaine Taylor, her square boyfriend (Bob) Christopher Ryan, and an ex-con ("Policy") Roger Rifkin. Graham Bailey, Tony Castellanos, Ashley Klanac, Rob Lorey, Megan Meyer, Molly Pope, Jeannie Schubitz, and Jacob L. Smith are either reporting on these happenings, trying to steal the proceeds or trying to re-arrest the felons. Musicals Tonight's show runs October 2 - 14, 2012. (more...)

Musicals Tonight Opens RED, HOT AND BLUE Tonight, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 02, 2012

Red, Hot and Blue, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, is about a former manicurist ("Nails") Lauren Elaine Taylor, her square boyfriend (Bob) Christopher Ryan, and an ex-con ("Policy") Roger Rifkin. Graham Bailey, Tony Castellanos, Ashley Klanac, Rob Lorey, Megan Meyer, Molly Pope, Jeannie Schubitz, and Jacob L. Smith are either reporting on these happenings, trying to steal the proceeds or trying to re-arrest the felons. Musicals Tonight's show runs tonight, October 2 to the 14th, 2012. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Musicals Tonight's RED, HOT AND BLUE, 10/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

Red, Hot and Blue, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, is about a former manicurist ("Nails") Lauren Elaine Taylor, her square boyfriend (Bob) Christopher Ryan, and an ex-con ("Policy") Roger Rifkin. Graham Bailey, Tony Castellanos, Ashley Klanac, Rob Lorey, Megan Meyer, Molly Pope, Jeannie Schubitz, and Jacob L. Smith are either reporting on these happenings, trying to steal the proceeds or trying to re-arrest the felons. Musicals Tonight's show runs October 2 - 14, 2012. (more...)

Musicals Tonight Presents Cole Porter's SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS, Now thru 5/13
by BWW News Desk - May 01, 2012

Musicals Tonight presents Cole Porter's SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS tonight May 1 through May 13 at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 at the Box Office or from Telecharge at (212)239-6200 or telecharge.com. (more...)

Musicals Tonight Present Cole Porter's SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS, 5/1-5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2012

Musicals Tonight will be presenting Cole Porter's SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS May 1-13 at The Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 at the Box Office or from Telecharge at (212)239-6200 or telecharge.com. (more...)

Lion Theatre's LI'L ABNER Closes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2012

Li'l Abner runs through April 1 at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, New York. (more...)

LI'L ABNER Plays the Lion Theatre Through April 1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2012

LI'L ABNER will play at the Lion Theatre through April 1. Thomas Sabella-Mills directs with James Stenborg as the music director. Tickets are $25 available at the Box Office or thru Telecharge at 212-239-6200 (more...)

LI'L ABNER Plays the Lion Theatre Through April 1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

LI'L ABNER will play at the Lion Theatre through April 1. Thomas Sabella-Mills directs with James Stenborg as the music director. Tickets are $25 available at the Box Office or thru Telecharge at 212-239-6200 (more...)

Lion Theatre to Present LI'L ABNER 3/20-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Li'l Abner will run from March 20 to April 1 at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, New York. (more...)

Lion Theatre to Present LI'L ABNER 3/20-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2012

Li'l Abner will run from March 20 to April 1 at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, New York. (more...)

Sigmund Romberg Operetta To Be Revived by Musicals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Up in Central Park is a Broadway musical with a book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and music by Sigmund Romberg. (more...)

Sigmund Romberg Operetta To Be Revived by Musicals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011

Up in Central Park is a Broadway musical with a book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields, lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and music by Sigmund Romberg. (more...)

Review - I'd Rather Be Obama?
by Ben Peltz - Feb 10, 2011

The biggest Broadway event of 1937 was undoubtedly the gala opening night of I'd Rather Be Right.  Not only did the new musical boast a score by Richard Rodger and Lorenz Hart and a book by George S. Kaufman (who also directed) and Moss Hart (the pair had just won that year's Pulitzer for You Can't Take It With You), but the star was no less than the grand old man of Broadway - who many will argue invented the book song and dance musical comedy as we know it today - George M. Cohan, playing the role of then-President of the United States, Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Never before and never since has a sitting U.S. president been the leading character in a Broadway musical. (more...)

Musicals Tonight presents I'D RATHER BE RIGHT, 2/8-2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 08, 2011

George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart have set their first musical collaboration with Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in New York's Central Park on July 4th (1937). (more...)

Musicals Tonight presents I'D RATHER BE RIGHT, 2/8-2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2011

George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart have set their first musical collaboration with Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in New York's Central Park on July 4th (1937). (more...)

Musicals Tonight's Revival of Three Wishes for Jamie Opens 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2010

It is 1896 in the very poorest part of Ireland and Jamie McRuin (Michael Mahany) avoids a marriage arranged by Owen Roe Tavish (Gavriel Savit) in the only way an honorable man can - he commits suicide. BUT he is saved from drowning by a Fairy Queen who promises him three wishes - the first one is travel and he joins distant cousin O'Malley (Chad Ackerman) in Atlanta. (more...)

Mackey, Greenberg, Daggett Star In Theatrical Gems's MR. PRESIDENT Benefit 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2010

Larry Daggett (Ragtime, Candide), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia, OneNight with Fanny Brice), and Erin Mackey (Wicked, Sondheim on Sondheim) are set to star ina one-night-only performance of Irving Berlin's last Broadway musical Mr. President, presented July 18 in Manhattan to benefit the Actors Fund. (more...)

- Mr. President Auction to Benefit Actors Fund Now Live
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2010

In conjunction with their one-night-only benefit performance of Irving Berlin's long-lostBroadway musical Mr. President, Theatrical Gems is offering up an auction of items such as Broadway tickets, signed posters, and more.The complete list of items includes: (more...)

Mackey, Greenberg, Daggett Star In Theatrical Gems's MR. PRESIDENT Benefit 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2010

Larry Daggett (Ragtime, Candide), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia, OneNight with Fanny Brice), and Erin Mackey (Wicked, Sondheim on Sondheim) are set to star ina one-night-only performance of Irving Berlin's last Broadway musical Mr. President, presented July 18 in Manhattan to benefit the Actors Fund. (more...)

Pawk, McCartney, Stiles, et al. Set for Joan Crawford Reading, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2010

Tony Award winner Michele Pawk is set for a reading of Joan Crawford In...'Flesh and Blood!', written by Joe Major. The event is invitation only, and will take place April 8 -9 in Manhattan. With direction by Richard Roland, the show features Liz McCartney (South Pacific), Marcus Neville (The Full Monty), Roger Rifkin (Early to Bed), Ed Romanoff (Hairspray), Graham Rowat (The Boys in the Band) and Sarah Stiles (Vanities). (more...)

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