Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning Wednesday, January 11th. (more...)
Saturday Night Fever - The Musical, the iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways. (more...)
'If I Loved You,' 'Mr. Snow,' 'When the Children are Asleep,' and 'You'll Never Walk Alone,' are just a few of the songs from Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein's 'Carousel.' To celebrate the 60th anniversary of this timeless classic, Fathem Events is screening the film in theaters nationwide, featuring an interview with Shirley Jones, on Sunday, January 8 and on Wednesday, January 11, both at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)
The 1940s-60s is widely considered to be a Golden Age of movie musicals. With dynamic stars like Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, Shirley Jones, Cyd Charisse and Fred Astaire lighting up the big screen time and time again, the years that followed the second World War undoubtedly brought us some of our most beloved classics.
In 2002, a blockbuster called Chicago proved that the movie musical could be not only a commercial and critical success, but cool again. Since then, the world has seen a resurgence in a genre that was long-considered dead, bringing an American tradition back to the forefront of popular culture.
This holiday season, the movie musical is back in full force with the critically-acclaimed La La Land, featuring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. With the arrival of perhaps the best movie musical in decades, we're bringing you an in-depth timeline of the past ten years in movie musicals. Are we in a second Golden Age? Decide for yourself! (more...)
The National Tour of The King and I, which won a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2015, is opened at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles last night, and will play through January 21st, 2017. Stars of the stage and screen, including original cast members of one of Rodgers and Hammerstein's most beloved classics, came out in droves to celebrate the opening, and we've got all of the lovely red carpet photos below! (more...)
Charlotte Maltby will join the cast as Maria Rainer in the national tour of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, which premieres in Nashville with a one-week, limited engagement February 14-19, 2017, at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. (more...)
This lavish new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, announces Charlotte Maltby as Maria Rainer, beginning January 3 in her national tour debut. Charlotte Maltby begins in Milwaukee, WI, then continues to Indianapolis, IN. Scroll down for a peek at Maltby and O'Brien in rehearsal! (more...)
Essence today announced the initial lineup for the 2017 Essence Festival Concert Series in New Orleans featuring headliners Diana Ross and Mary J. Blige, among many others. The 23rd annual event will take place June 30-July 2, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The initial performance lineup is outlined below. Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)
A cinematic fusion of fantasy, music, intense drama and widescreen beauty, Rodgers & Hammerstein's celebrated, one-of-a-kind musical returns with "CAROUSEL 60th Anniversary" in movie theaters across the country on Sunday, January 8, and Wednesday, January 11, from Fathom Events and 20th Century Fox. (more...)
This morning, BWW reported the sad news that Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. This morning, BWW reported the sad news that Florence Henderson has passed away at the age of 82. (more...)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016
The New Victory Theater, a leading presenter of Theater for Young Audiences, is presenting a special invitational reading of The Great Blueness, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Andrew Gerle (Meet John Doe) on Thursday, November 10, 2016, as part of the 2016-17 New Victory LabWorks Artists series. (more...)
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with Russell Thompkins, Jr. & The New Stylistics, The Dramatics featuring LJ Reynolds, The Jones Girls featuring Shirley Jones, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes, Ted Mills - the voice of Blue Magic - and more! Only NJ appearance of this '70s soul band extravaganza! Friday, November 25, 2016 8:00 PM at Prudential Hall. Tickets Available Now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722). (more...)