Westside Theatre News

BWW Blog: Keanna Irving - Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop: A Review of OTHELLO: THE REMIXBWW Blog: Keanna Irving - Shakespeare Meets Hip Hop: A Review of OTHELLO: THE REMIX
by Guest Blogger: Keanna Irving - Jan 16, 2017

The Westside Theatre pulsed with hip hop music and glowed with the neon lights on stage. Did I come to the right place or was this a club? I settled into my seat, ready for this one act ride.  (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Tony Winner Tyne Daly Tapped for DEAR WORLD at York Theatre CompanyTony Winner Tyne Daly Tapped for DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced six-time Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly will star in the 1969 musical Dear World, when she joins the company in celebrating Broadway composers, Jerry Herman and Kurt Weill, with the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series, January 28 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

Jeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This WeekJeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

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...)

New Musicals QUESTION 1 and DUMB LUCK Get Readings with TRU VoicesNew Musicals QUESTION 1 and DUMB LUCK Get Readings with TRU Voices
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series, on January 23 & 30 at 7pm at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 W. 46th Street, NYC 10036. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. (more...)

Off-Broadway Solo Comedy APPLICATION PENDING Releases New Versions for Male Actor, SchoolsOff-Broadway Solo Comedy APPLICATION PENDING Releases New Versions for Male Actor, Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The play was originally written to be performed by one woman playing over forty different roles. In partnership with Stage Rights, Edwards and Sandberg have released an additional version of the script for a male actor. (more...)

B Street Theatre Presents $9.00 at 9:00 pm Performance of BECOMING DR. RUTH 1/21B Street Theatre Presents $9.00 at 9:00 pm Performance of BECOMING DR. RUTH 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Mark St. Germain's solo play about celebrity sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer received it's World Premiere at Barrington Stage Company in June 2012. The production was met with much success and went out to play at TheatreWorks Hartford before moving to New York. In October of 2013, Becoming Dr. Ruth received its Off-Broadway premiere at the Westside Theatre. Actress Debra Jo Rupp, who originated the role Off-Broadway, received both Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations for her portrayal of Dr. Ruth. (more...)

John Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas to Lead AMERICAN SON at George Street PlayhouseJohn Bolger, Suzzanne Douglas to Lead AMERICAN SON at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of American Son, an award-winning, ripped-from-the-headlines drama, on stage February 7-26, 2017, at the New Brunswick theatre. (more...)

Concetta Tomei and Dale Soules to Lead James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at AbingdonConcetta Tomei and Dale Soules to Lead James Lecesne's THE MOTHER OF INVENTION at Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Concetta Tomei, best known for her roles on TV's China Beach and Providence and on stage in The Elephant Man (opposite David Bowie) and Sarah Ruhl's The Clean House, leads the cast of Abingdon Theatre Company's world premiere of THE MOTHER OF INVENTION, a new play by Academy Award, Drama Desk Award and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner James Lecesne, as Dottie Nerber. (more...)

Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The cast of off-Broadway's hit musical CAGNEY, which follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, proved the old adage that the show must go on. (more...)

The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Slates January Closing Off-BroadwayThe Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Slates January Closing Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, presented by John Leguizamo, written, composed and directed by GQ and JQ and developed with Rick Boynton, will play its final performance on Sunday, January 15th, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY Company Celebrates 300th Performance off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: CAGNEY Company Celebrates 300th Performance off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

CAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This WeekCAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 300th performance on Wednesday afternoon, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 18, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 18, 2016
by - Dec 18, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 18 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/17/2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/17/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 17, 2016
by - Dec 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre CompanyCast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

Jason O'Connell's THE DORK KNIGHT to Bring Batman to AbingdonJason O'Connell's THE DORK KNIGHT to Bring Batman to Abingdon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company kicks off 2017 with a limited engagement of THE DORK KNIGHT, a new play written and performed by Jason O'Connell (star of Bedlam's recent Off-Broadway hit Sense and Sensibility) about his complicated relationship with the Caped Crusader. (more...)

TUNE IN TIME Game Show to Add Holiday Spin at York Theatre CompanyTUNE IN TIME Game Show to Add Holiday Spin at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The York Theatre Company welcomes a special holiday celebration with the December installment of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, hosted by Emily McNamara, with Musical Director Nate Buccieri and annoyingly insistent timekeeper Sheila Head, with celebrity judges Nick Corley (A Christmas Carol, The Musical), Brandon Ellis (It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play) and Kirsten Wyatt (Elf, A Christmas Story), all of whom are veterans of one Christmas musical or another. (more...)

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