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Benedum Center for the Performing Arts (Pittsburgh, PA)
719 Liberty Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

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Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and the 1933 Warner Bros.

A bigÖbrightÖbold dance musical. Itís the ultimate backstage showbiz fairy tale when a stage struck understudy becomes an overnight star. Filled with a hit parade of songs like ďLullaby of Broadway,Ē ďWeíre in the Money,Ē ďShuffle Off to BuffaloĒ and of course, ď42nd Street,Ē it will leave you tapping your toes, with a smile on your face and a song in your heart. This Tony Award winner for Best Musical is a song and dance extravaganza.



Nazareth College Theatre & Dance Department's 2017 Acting & Musical Theatre Senior Showcase Set for 3/08
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Nazareth College Theatre and Dance Department's 2017 Acting and Musical Theatre Senior Showcase will premiere Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Theatre Row (Studio Theater) in NYC! Showtimes are 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (more...)

HOLD: BWW Feature: Best Picture Musical Wins and Nominations Through the Years
by Rachel Crawford - Feb 22, 2017

In the 89 years that the Academy Awards have been held, over 40 musicals have either been nominated for or have won an Oscar for Best Picture, including this last December's LA LA LAND. The first musical to ever win Best Picture was THE BROADWAY MELODY at the second Academy Awards in 1929. The film starred Charles King, Eddie Kane, Bessie Love and Anita Page (more...)

Larry Kirwan's New Musical IRELAND - A HISTORY IN SONG Headed to NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

On Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm, Peter LeDonne, the Director of Community and Cultural Affairs at Bergen Community College (400 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ), will present as part of the Ciccone Theatre's Distinguished Artist Series the World Premiere of music legend Larry Kirwan's highly anticipated musical voyage and masterful tribute to Ireland and its centuries of musical genius, IRELAND-A History In Song. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' EVERYBODY at Signature Theatre Company
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 22, 2017

The world premiere Signature Theatre production of Everybody, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Lila Neugebauer, runs now through March 19, 2017 and officially opened last night, February 21, on The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of ANASTASIA on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 22, 2017

ANASTASIA will begin previews on March 23, 2017 and open on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Starring Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor, and Mary Beth Peil, the musical features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally and a lush, original score by Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs. (more...)

Drag Parody DISTORTED DIZNEE Celebrates 5th Anniversary 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its reign as The Happiest Place on Earth as DISTORTED DIZNEE celebrates its milestone 5th Anniversary on Friday, March 10, 2017. This non-stop, high-energy late night cult hit currently stars drag sensations Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura and Brenda Dharling. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE PROVIDENCE OF NEIGHBORING BODIES Opens Off-Off Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Laurie Beechman Theater continues its reign as The Happiest Place on Earth as DISTORTED DIZNEE celebrates its milestone 5th Anniversary on Friday, March 10, 2017. This non-stop, high-energy late night cult hit currently stars drag sensations Holly Dae, Bootsie LeFaris, Pixie Aventura and Brenda Dharling. (more...)

IF I FORGET, Starring Kate Walsh and More, Opens Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Roundabout Theatre Company presents Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Steven Levenson's (Dear Evan Hansen The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin) new play, If I Forget, directed by Daniel Sullivan, opening officially tomorrow, February 22, 2017 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through April 30, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: League of Professional Theatre Women Hosts Panel on Careers in Theatre Education
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education, Roundabout Theatre; Sobha Kavanakudiyl, Faculty, The Graduate Program in Educational Theatre at the City College of New York; Linda Ames Key, CTW Drama Teacher, Fordham HS for the Arts; JW Guido, Artistic Director, New York Deaf Theatre; Lindsey Buller Maliekel, Director of Education/Public Engagement, The New 42nd Street; Keeshon Morrow, Director of Arts and Culture, The Repertory Company High School for Theatre Arts; and Rachel Reiner, Director of Audience Engagement, Broadway League, who provide career path resources for women in the theatre, inspired everyone last night with their diverse programs at League of Professional Theatre Women's Networking Event Broadway/Off-Broadway Educational Theatre Practices & Career Paths at the American Airlines Theatre Penthouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: MATILDA THE MUSICAL is Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts April 25 for a limited two week run through May 7, 2017. Tickets to MATILDA THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, February 24, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN, RAGTIME, CHOICES and More Set for DM Playhouse's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most rootin-tootin', fan-crazed, dreamy, jazzy, gut-wrenching season ever. The theatre's 99th season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Sessions Puts the Spotlight on Whole Artist Management
by Ben Cameron - Feb 20, 2017

The Broadway community is nothing if not a family. I was honored recently to welcome my family, my  #WAMFAM to Broadway Sessions. WAM= Whole Artist Management. Spearheaded by Rich Martino and Mike Cruz, WAM boasts a talented and diverse roster which brought us performers from Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Bridges of Madison County, Bullets Over Broadway, Great Comet, Avenue Q, A Christmas Story, Wicked, Rock of Ages, Three Penny Opera, The Color Purple and more. And they sure did put the WAM in WAM BAM THANK YOU, um, BROADWAY.  (more...)

Broadway Sessions Celebrates Black History Month with Starry Lineup 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The Des Moines Community Playhouse has the most rootin-tootin', fan-crazed, dreamy, jazzy, gut-wrenching season ever. The theatre's 99th season includes four musicals, plus drama, comedy, and family shows. Playhouse season tickets go on sale Mar. 15 online at dmplayhouse.com and at the Playhouse ticket office. (more...)

THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Benefit to Honor Artist and Activist Spencer Cox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

On Monday, February 20th at 8 pm at The Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City, Bennington College, in association with The 24 Hour Plays, will present The 24 Hour Plays: A Bennington Tribute to Spencer Cox. (more...)

ON THE EXHALE, Starring Marin Ireland, Opens This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

A friendly reminder that the world premiere of On the Exhale opens officially this Sunday, February 19, 2017 at the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Tom Gold Dance To Premiere OASIS And SERVED At John Jay College
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Tom Gold Dance presents its sixth annual New York City season, Tuesday, March 14 and Wednesday, March 15 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a program of three works from Tom Gold Dance Founder and Director Tom Gold, including the Company premieres of Gold's Oasis and Served. (more...)

Cast Announced for Irving Berlin's LOUISIANA PURCHASE at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Louisiana Purchase has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Pulitzer Prize winner Morrie Ryskind. The show opened in 1940 and ran for over a year. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Sets Cast, Creatives for 2017 POP Tour of #SuperShinySara
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its 2017 Performance Outreach Program (POP) Tour production, #SuperShinySara, by Wesley Middleton, and helmed by acclaimed San Diego director and Moxie Theatre Artistic Director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg (Counterweight, Without Walls Festival 2013). The production will tour schools throughout San Diego County, now through March 31, 2017. (more...)

Liam Forde, Kristoffer Lowe and Natalie Douglas to Headline Cabaret Series at Lynn This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that tickets are still available for this season's remaining concerts under the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. (more...)

MURDER BY MARRIAGE Coming to Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of SWEAT on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 16, 2017

Following a sold out, critically acclaimed engagement at New York's Public Theater, Sweat, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Kate Whoriskey will transfer to Broadway's Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Broadway performances of Sweat will begin March 4 for a March 26, 2017 opening. (more...)

WONDERLAND Gets a Rock & Roll Makeover at ATC Kids This March
by BroadwayWorld JR - Feb 16, 2017

The Atlantic for Kids 2016/2017 Season will resume Saturday, March 4 with the family rock concert meets live theater adventure Wonderland: Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a New York premiere musical based on Lewis Carroll's beloved Alice and Wonderland tales, featuring book and lyrics by Rachel Rockwell, music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, and direction by Marshall Pailet. (more...)

Gangsters, Gambling and Girls! The Wick Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Considered the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls, takes the stage at The Wick Theatre from March 9th through April 9th. Based on the short stories of Damon Runyon,  with music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows, Guys and Dolls won the Tony Award for Best Musical, ran for 1,200 performances on Broadway, and became an Oscar nominated film starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra. Tickets are $75 & 80, www.thewick.org or call 561-995-2333. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Touring Veteran Reaches Milestone Performance In 42ND STREET
by Kyle Christopher West - Feb 16, 2017

Most actors receive a standard show contract for around 12 months, but that doesn't mean every actor hangs up their shoes and immediately walks into another show. In fact, not only do some actors extend their contracts, but some make an entire career out of an individual credit. Rob Ouellette, who is currently playing pianist Oscar and a member of the tap-dancing ensemble of the 42nd Street national tour is about to shuffle into his 1,000th performance with the show on February 16th, 2017, so we caught up with him about his experience. Not only has Rob danced his way through six different companies of the musical, but he's performed several variations of the show's choreography, has worked three times with original book writer and director Mark Bramble, as well as with choreography icons Randy Skinner, Kelli Barclay, and Rick Conant, among others. (more...)

Dee Hoty, Jennifer Damiano, Jason Tam and More Will Take Part in Reading of New Rock & Roll Musical RADIO 930
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

RADIO 930, a new musical, will be have an industry presentation (by invitation only) on Thursday, February 23 at 11AM and 3PM at The Rehearsal Studio, Pershing Square Signature Theatre Center (480) W. 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ORION at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

RUDDY PRODUCTIONS is pleased to share a first look at the world premiere production of ORION, written by Matthew MacLachlan and directed by Joshua Warr.  ORION is currently playing at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036). Performances continue through Saturday, March 4.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Contra Costa Civic Theatre Presents WELL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The hilariously complicated relationship of a daughter and her mother takes center stage when Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Tony award-winner Lisa Kron's thought-provoking comedy, Well, directed by Susan E. Evans, from February 17-March 12. (more...)

Telenovela-Inspired Hilarity Comes to Garden Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Garden Theatre (160 W Plant St.) is proud to announce the outrageously funny Destiny of Desire, An Unapologetic Telenovela in Two Acts, showing March 17 - April 9, 2017. The media sponsor for Destiny of Desire is Telemundo Orlando, and supporting sponsors include Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware. This project is made possible by a grant from Duke Energy through United Arts of Central Florida. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Mark Ruffalo, Danny DeVito, Tony Shalhoub, & Jessica Hecht in THE PRICE Begins Previews Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is thrilled to present Mark Ruffalo, Tony Shalhoub, Jessica Hecht and Danny DeVito in a new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

Heartwarming LITTLE WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Headed to Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the heartwarming, family-friendly musical, Little Women: The Musical, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from March 1 - 19. (more...)

New Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today casting for the Wharton Center engagement of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical, DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of 'Dorian's Closet,' a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, 'Dorian's Closet' runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Taffy Longvue is Coming Out of Her Closet
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

After spending the last three years creating, producing, and hosting the successful recurring benefit series, Robin's Nest, performer Robin Westle, is thrilled to be re-entering the territory of the solo show with her new creation, The Adventures of Taffy Longvue, a show about finding your own FABULOUSNESS. Taffy is none other than Robin's inner drag persona, and this playful side of Westle thinks it's about time that the closeted Taffy came out into the sunlight and into her own. Taffy has a mission - and it is, of course, fabulosity for all! (more...)

Broadway Sessions Welcomes PARAMOUR Stars and More this Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano.  (more...)

Will Eno's New Play WAKEY, WAKEY Extends at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The world premiere Signature Theatre production of Wakey, Wakey, written and directed by Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Will Eno, has been extended by one week. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
by - Feb 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's EVERYBODY Extends Before Opening Bow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The world premiere Signature Theatre production of Everybody, written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Lila Neugebauer, has been extended by one week. (more...)

Purchase College to Honor Technical Theatre Legend Joseph B. Forbes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Purchase College, State University of New York's Broadway Technical Theatre History Project, will  present the Sixth Annual Broadway technical "Backstage Legends and Masters Award" to esteemed theater legend, Joseph B. Forbes at 7 p.m., April 24, 2017.  (more...)

Rep Stage Announces Cast for World Premiere Musical DORIAN'S CLOSET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Rep Stage, a regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, announces the full casting for its world premiere production of "Dorian's Closet," a new musical based on the life of legendary female impersonator Dorian Corey. Directed by Co-Artistic Director Joseph Ritsch, with book and lyrics by Richard Mailman and music by Ryan Haase, "Dorian's Closet" runs April 26-May 14, 2017, with previews on the first two nights and opening night on April 28. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Con Comes to Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Feb 13, 2017

It seems like just yesterday that Broadway Con was all the rage here in NYC. Thousands of theatre fans descended on the  Big Apple to bask in all things Broadway. We invited these fans to celebrate the weekend with an unofficial closing night ALL OPEN MIC PARTY! Friends who had never sung on stage before drank down some courage and took the stage, talent we hadn't had the opportunity to meet before dazzled us and some old friends showed up to show 'em how we do it here in NYC. The result is beautiful. Check out these new friends from around the country and across the globe.  (more...)

Cabaret Duo Nikki and Jules Will Perform 10 Concerts in Israel
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

The cabaret duo from France Nikki & Jules will perform 10 concerts in Israel as part of the 'Hot Jazz' series, along with the Israeli Hot Jazz Band, in homage to Paris's two jazz stars (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 12, 2017
by - Feb 12, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BIKINIS Relive Their Heyday in Westchester
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

You've heard of the Jersey Boys?  Welcome the 'Jersey Girls' to Westchester! It's the summer of 1964, and four inseparable friends form a girl group called The Bikinis, win a talent contest, and make it to the top! Now, many years and a few pounds later The Bikinis reunite for a show filled with sun and fun and all the great songs they sang on the boardwalk at the Jersey Shore.  Join them as they relive their heyday and put on a show that promises to get everyone dancing in the aisles! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 2/11/2017
by - Feb 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 2/11/2017. (more...)

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