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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 big…bright…bold dance musical. It’s the ultimate backstage showbiz fairy tale when a stage struck understudy becomes an overnight star. Filled with a hit parade of songs like “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and of course, “42nd Street,” 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.



New York City Children's Theater to Remix YOUNG CHARLES DICKENS with Diverse Cast
by BroadwayWorld JR - Nov 30, 2016

Young Charles Dickens, with Book & Lyrics by Barbara Zinn Krieger and Music by Charles Greenberg, will be directed by Josh Penzell and presented by New York City Children's Theater, December 2nd - 18th, 2016. (more...)

Tony Nominee Emily Skinner to Bring Intimate New Year's Eve to Triangle Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players celebrates the end of the year in style with An Intimate New Year's Eve with Emily Skinner, on Saturday, December 31.  (more...)

MPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MPAC has released an updated listing of events from January through March. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Tickets on Sale Soon for Shea's Buffalo Theatre's 2016-17 Season with LITTLE MERMAID and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Shea's Buffalo Theatre has announced its 2016-17 lineup. Gift certificates are on sale now. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Santa Flies Into London's West End This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Santa's New Sleigh was written for the Curve theatre Leicester in December 2012 and was picked up by producer Sam Bradshaw for the Lichfield Garrick last year. After selling out in Lichfield, the show opened last week in Peterborough and is now flying into London's West End until 10th December. (more...)

New York Public Library Discussion with Curator and Artists of 'The Artist's Museum' Now on View at ICA/Boston
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

On the occasion of the publication of the catalogue accompanying The Artist's Museum, the exhibition currently on view at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA), the New York Public Library's An Art Book program presents artists Carol Bove, Anna Craycroft, and Sara VanDerBeek in conversation with Dan Byers, ICA's Mannion Family Senior Curator. The free public program takes place on Wednesday, December 14, in the Library's Celeste Auditorium at Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street, at 6:00 pm. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards Update - Patti LuPone, Frankie Leo Bennett, Alex Weisman and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Open Mic'ers Bring It All to Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Nov 29, 2016

There are things that you look forward to... Christmas, birthdays, dental cleanings. For us at Broadway Sessions, we always look forward to our once monthly ALL OPEN MIC parties. And boy did we have a doozy a couple weeks back. Showman Anthony Fett took the reigns as host and some of NYC's best voices sang deep into the night. Be a part of the magic right here... (more...)

Heron Agency Announces Guide to New Year's Eve Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Heron Agency has announced its guide to local New Year's Eve events. See the full schedule below: (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 28, 2016

In part one of Behind the Curtain's most fascinating interviews to date, Rob and Kevin sat down with famed press agent Susan L. Schulman to discuss her life and career, including such projects as Applause, State Fair, Dancin' and the infamous Dream. Susan pulls back the curtain on working side by side with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Zero Mostel, Bob Fosse,  and the abominable showman himself, David Merrick.  (more...)

A Broadway Christmas Comes to New Jersey!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Featuring a cast of New York Professionals A Broadway Christmas has all of your favorite Christmas songs packed into one merry musical review. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas', 'Need a Little Christmas' & 'White Christmas' are just a few of the 20 musical classics that will instantly put you, and your family into the Christmas Spirit. 'Unlike other Holiday Revues, this production contains Christmas songs featured in Broadway musicals' says Dream Theater Executive Artistic Director Bernard Solomon. 'Of course the classics are included, but we also look at lesser known songs like CHRISTMAS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR from Catch me If You Can and CHRISTMAS BELLS from RENT.' The second act features all songs from stage adaptations of classic holiday movies. (more...)

Broadway Sessions Welcomes Radio City Cast Members this Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

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...)

Photo Flash: Child Mind Institute Raises $7 Million at Child Advocacy Award Dinner Honoring Nancy and Fred Poses
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Child Mind Institute raised over $7 million and honored philanthropists Nancy and Fred Poses and Duke University professor Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD, at its seventh annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street Monday night.  (more...)

The Providence Performing Arts Center and The VETS Announce Cyber Monday Savings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) and The VETS are pleased to announce that the Theatres will participate in Cyber Monday on November 28.  All ticketing purchasing* fees at www.ppacri.org and www.thevetsri.com will be waived, by using the code NOFEEPPAC28 for PPAC shows and NOFEEVETS28 for The VETS' shows. Please note that PPAC's $3 per ticket restoration charge and The VETS' $3 per ticket facility fee are still included in the final purchasing price. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Al Roker and More Attend the Child Mind Institute's Gala
by Nora Dominick - Nov 28, 2016

The Child Mind Institute raised over $7 million and honored philanthropists Nancy and Fred Poses and Duke University professor Kenneth A. Dodge, PhD, at its seventh annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street on November 21st. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards Update - Jill Blackwood, Jack Donahue Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 28, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Austin Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 11/28/2016
by - Nov 28, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 11/28/2016. (more...)

THE BIG UNCUT FLICK Begins Previews 12/1 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Previews begin Thursday, December 1st for Todd Michael's loving parody of Hollywood films THE BIG UNCUT FLICK at Theatre Row's Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC, with the press opening on Saturday, December 3 at 8 PM. The limited  engagement, which continues through December 17th, is directed by Synge Maher and features Timothy J. Cox, Melissa Firlit, Craig MacArthur, Meg Mark, Todd Michael, Dan Morrison, J. Richey Nash and David L. Zweirs. (more...)

A BROADWAY CHRISTMAS Comes to New Jersey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Featuring a cast of New York Professionals A Broadway Christmas has all of your favorite Christmas songs packed into one merry musical review. 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas', 'Need a Little Christmas' & 'White Christmas' are just a few of the 20 musical classics that will instantly put you, and your family into the Christmas Spirit. 'Unlike other Holiday Revues, this production contains Christmas songs featured in Broadway musicals' says Dream Theater Executive Artistic Director Bernard Solomon. 'Of course the classics are included, but we also look at lesser known songs like CHRISTMAS IS MY FAVORITE TIME OF YEAR from Catch me If You Can and CHRISTMAS BELLS from RENT.' The second act features all songs from stage adaptations of classic holiday movies. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/26/2016
by - Nov 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/26/2016. (more...)

Limited Run Alert! Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins Set for CAROUSEL at English National Opera
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Alfie Boe and Katherine Jenkins will star for the first time together in the West End as Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan in Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Luke Bateman on MR POPPER'S PENGUINS
by Guest Blog: Luke Bateman - Nov 24, 2016

I like to write tunes. By tunes I mean real hummable melodies. Some people scoff at this as if 'that's easy' or 'not exactly art', but I thoroughly disagree. Lots of songwriters write both music and lyrics, and I've given lyrics a go, but I like to stick to the music. In my opinion, my job is to serve a lyric. A great melody can carry a poor lyric, but a good lyric sure as hell ain't gonna carry a bad tune. When you combine both a great lyric and a great melody then you've hit the jackpot. (more...)

Travel to 1943 China in INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE World Premiere at Pan Asian Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Tisa Chang, Founding Artistic Producing Director of Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, announces its 40th Milestone Season in 2017 with the commissioned World Premiere of INCIDENT AT HIDDEN TEMPLE, which will run from January 21 - February 12, 2017 at the Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row in New York City (410 W. 42nd Street). The official opening will be on Thursday January 26 at 7:30PM. (more...)

KINGDOM COME World Premiere Enters Final Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude the world-premiere production of Jenny Rachel Weiner's Kingdom Come, directed by Kip Fagan, on Sunday, December 18. The cast features Crystal Finn (Layne), Carmen M. Herlihy (Samantha Carlin), Alex Hernandez (Dominick Aquendo), Socorro Santiago (Delores Aquendo) and Stephanie Styles (Suz) as part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary season. (more...)

Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges to Helm Drury Lane's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces principal casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, revised and rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinanti and is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. (more...)

Lynn University Launches 'The Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center' Series in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Lynn University and Jan McArt, producer and director of theatre arts program development, today announced that it will be launching in January the popular Mabel Mercer Foundation's Cabaret at Lincoln Center comes to Live at Lynn series. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: SHUFFLE ALONG Reunites at Broadway Sessions!
by Ben Cameron - Dec 6, 2016

We all know that Broadway can be a fickle lady from time to time, tossing shows to and fro. Last season's Shuffle Along was critically lauded and ten times nominated for Tonys and then it was gone. Poof. I'm sure many of us have read articles about the whys and wherefores, but the fact is the show was great and filled with amazing talent. We wrangled some Shuffle alums together for an unforgettable night of music, laughs and TAP DANCING!!!! Check out performances (and our signature Schloppy Plot Shynopsis) by Zurin Villanueva, Leo Ash Evens, CK Edwards and Joseph Wiggan here. Also enjoy performances by our gorgeous Rising Stars Kathryn Francisco, Staci Jo Johnston and a very special peck at Ben Rimalower's Patti Issues. (more...)

Will Eno's New Play Finds Title Before 2017 Run at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Will Eno's new play at Signature Theatre now has a title - Wakey, Wakey. Lucille Lortel and Obie Award-winner Eno, who is a Residency Five playwright at Signature, will also direct. Casting and design team will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Mike Bartlett's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Enters Final Weeks at Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed production of Mike Bartlett's new play Love, Love Love, on Sunday, December 18. (more...)

Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Returns Tonight, Extends Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The encore engagement of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play opens tonight at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. In response to popular demand, The Playwrights Realm, by arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, has extended the encore engagement of the production through December 29.   (more...)

Hollywood Stage Company to Launch with BENT This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The "Hollywood Stage Company" has been launched in Los Angeles as a brand new troupe of regionally-based, seasoned and up-and-coming actors, singers, dancers and stage crew whose goal is to present a series of classic and iconic live theatrical presentations. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY Stars Headed to BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

This Thursday, December 8th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes cast members from The New Group production of Sweet Charity, starring Sutton Foster. (more...)

Final Act Ensemble Winter Show Features Laughs
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse's Final Act Ensemble presents their winter show, a salute to old-time radio comedy, at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, Dec. 13. Tickets are $10 for all ages and available online at dmplayhouse.com and at the Playhouse ticket office, 515-277-6261. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

KOTA Productions presents Madeline's Christmas, an enchanting musical based on the beloved book series by Ludwig Bemelmans. Performances run Dec 8-18 at The Lion Theatre, located at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 4, 2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards Update - Becky Gulsvig, Pia Toscano, J. Harrison Ghee in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Regional Awards Update - Tara Lewis, Robert Hazlette Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 2, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld South Bend Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Opens THE SANTALAND DIARIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre announces a third holiday offering to Lancaster audiences - and beyond. The Santaland Diaries has been called "A sardonic, merrily subversive tale" (New York Newsday) and will have a limited run of six performances in the Tell Studio Theatre at the Fulton. (more...)

MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL Begins Tonight Off-Broadway at Fellowship for Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Performances begin tonight for the second production of Fellowship for Performing Arts' (FPA) 2016-17 New York season, MARTIN LUTHER ON TRIAL, presented at The Pearl Theatre (555 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: iLUMINATE Glows on Opening Night off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

iLuminate, named the best new act in America by 'America's Got Talent,' returns to New York City to light up the holidays with its 'mesmerizing' ('Good Morning America'), 'eye-popping' ( Time Out ) and 'stunning' (Broadway.com) displays of visual and musical amazement in a limited 7 -week engagement. (more...)

Busby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'BUSBY BERKELEY,' a nine-day festival spotlighting the early movie musical trailblazer famous for his eye-popping kaleidoscopic production numbers, will run at Film Forum from Wednesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 15. (more...)

Jay Alan Zimmerman Brings The Holiday Songs of Â"Broadway's BeethovenÂ" to Lincoln Center as Part of Broadway's Future Songbook Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow continues its twenty-sixth season on Saturday, December 10th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street.   (more...)

DM Playhouse to Continue 'Friday Funday' Series with HANSEL AND GRETEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Join the Des Moines Community Playhouse on Dec. 9 for 'Hansel and Gretel.' This story is part of the 2016-17 season of Friday Funday, a creative participatory story theatre program for children ages 4-6. Performances are at the Playhouse, Friday, Dec. 9, at 9:30 AM, 10:45 AM, and 1:30 PM. (more...)

PARAMOUR Will Soar to Another Venue as Broadway's Lyric Theatre Begins Renovations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group has announced that the Lyric Theatre (213 West 42nd Street) will close temporarily, beginning May 2017, to undergo renovations. Cirque du Soleil Paramour will continue to perform at the Lyric Theatre until April 16, 2017, before relocating to another theater. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Louisville Regional Awards Update - Eli Lucas, Lillie Weber Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2016

Voting has opened for the 2016 BroadwayWorld Jacksonville Regional Awards, honoring productions which opened between October 2016 and September 2016. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Hosts Second Saturday Teen Improv Night
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse is the home for Second Saturday, an alternative Saturday night entertainment for young people in grades 6-12. The night of teen improv will be held 7:30-10:00 PM, Saturday, Dec. 10. Cost is $9. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged, and is available online at dmplayhouse.com. (more...)

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