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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.


CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF Enters Final Performances at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

2016 United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Mimi Quillin in her solo piece, Call Fosse at the Minskoff, on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, Thursday, September 22 at 9pm, Friday, September 23 at 9pm and Monday, September 26 at 9pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway).  (more...)

FROM COMO TO HOMO to Play United Solo Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

From Como to Homo has something for almost everyone¬Öa story of a 10-year old professional making her way on the 1957 Perry Como TV Show. Her show biz mom (a former Rockette) pushes her relentlessly. She suffers from Gender Dysphoria and no one knows what she keeps wrapped up beneath her skirt. Lynne travels the bumpy road of mortality and recovery. (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

New Play LUNCH AT AUDREY's Gets NYC Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

An industry reading of the new play Lunch at Audrey's, will take place on September 29th at 3pm at the Linney Theatre at Signature Theatre Company (480 W. 42nd Street). (more...)

MOTOWN'S Valisia Lekae to be Honored at Annual Dreamball
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the American Cancer Society announced today the details for the 32nd annual DreamBall, to be held on Wednesday, September 28 at Cipriani, 42nd Street, in New York City. The annual DreamBall gala benefits the Look Good Feel Better program. For 27 years, Look Good Feel Better has been the only free, nationwide program dedicated to helping cancer patients address the appearance side effects of treatment to improve their self-esteem and confidence.  Look Good Feel Better is offered through a collaboration of the Personal Care Products Council Foundation, the American Cancer Society and the Professional Beauty Association. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos to Host Broadway Artists Connection's Next 'Open Mic & Mingle'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle hosted by eight time Broadway Veteran & comedian J. Elaine Marcos on Monday, October 10th at 7pm (doors open at 6pm). The evening will be kicked off by a stellar line up of Broadway pros (listed below) followed by selected artists at the legendary Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 W 42nd St. (more...)

Beauty, Fashion And Publishing Industries Unite To Support Women With Cancer At Annual DreamBall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

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ORWELLIAN, Starring Larry Cedar, Comes to The United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Enter the dystopian world of George Orwell via this one-hour stage adaptation based on three of the author's most popular works. Through Orwell's literary prism, visit the chaotic kitchens of Down & Out in Paris & London, a barnyard on the brink of creature revolt in Animal Farm, and the futuristic hell that is 1984. (more...)

BWW Review: Patti LuPone: No Monkeying Around in Worcester
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 21, 2016

Music Worcester had a grand opening to its 157th season last night at beautiful Mechanics Hall, a treasure in downtown Worcester, presenting Patti LuPone in her latest solo concert program, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY. She shared the stage with her fantastic musical director/accompanist Joseph Thalken, and was joined by The Worcester Chorus for several songs in the second act. It was thrilling to hear so many signature songs performed live by one of the great Broadway divas. (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Des Moines Playhouse Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the Tony Award nominated musical, 'West Side Story,' Oct. 7-30, 2016. Tickets may be purchased online atdmplayhouse.com, by phone at 515-277-6261, or at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St. 'West Side Story' is sponsored by The Principal Financial Group. (more...)

Award-Winning UNEMPLOYED. FINALLY Back on Stage for Beyond Encore
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Heather Dowling's award-winning solo show, Unemployed. Finally. has been invited to be a part of Theatre Asylum/Combined Artform's Beyond Encores, launching this October at Studio C in Hollywood. BEYOND ENCORES is an opportunity for artists and audiences to revisit some of the best shows from the last seven years of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.  (more...)

Photo Flash: KIM, A Solo Show About a Transgender Filmmaker - Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Take a look at the final dress rehearsal of KIM, written and performed by Daniel Burns, as part of the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row Off-Broadway. Paul McKerrow, once the golden boy of Helena, Montana, returns to his former stomping grounds for his twentieth high school reunion. Once the golden boy of rural Helena, Paul McKerrow is now Kimberly Reed- a tall, beautiful, blonde lesbian filmmaker. She has returned to Helena, with a camera in tow, to reclaim the half of her life she let regrettably disappear. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Sondheim's Screenplay & MacFarlane's TV Show
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 21, 2016

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: Stephen & Seth! (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led SWEET CHARITY Extends Again Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Due to demand, The New Group has announced an additional week for Sweet Charity, the production launching the company's 2016-2017 Season. This twice-extended engagement, originally set to play through December 11, now runs through Friday, December 30. (more...)

Award-Winning MOVE ON THE CHA-CHAS Returns to United Solo Fest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

From ballet to bop, with a dash of mid-life salsa dating, life's journey is all about taking the next step.  Move on the Cha-Cha's is written and performed by Boston-based playwright and actress Diane Ripstein.   'I'm not the first Baby Boomer to look at my life and wonder what the legacy might be,' says Diane. 'Like many others, I'm trying to age gracefully and find meaning, while keeping a sense of humor about the whole thing!'    (more...)

Roundabout's LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A friendly reminder! Love, Love, Love begins preview performances tomorrow, September 22, 2016, and opens officially on October 19, 2016 at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre. This is a limited engagement Off-Broadway through December 18, 2016. (more...)

GETTING IT RIGHT: THE SONGS OF JAMES BALLARD AND SETH CHRISTENFELD to Play The Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

James Ballard and Seth Christenfeld, the musical theatre writing team behind The Oxford Epidemic, will present an evening of their material at The Laurie Beechman Theater for one night only on Monday, September 26th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now, at $15 and can be purchased at www.westbankcafe.com. There is a $20 food/drink minimum. (more...)

HAMILTON's Daniel J. Watts and More Join 'THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN' at Signature Theatre; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. (more...)

Casting Announced For Signature Theatre's Production of THE DEATH OF THE LAST BLACK MAN IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director; James Houghton, Founder) production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World, by Pulitzer Prize-winnerSuzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. Parks is Signature's current Residency One playwright; her plays Venus, directed by Lear deBessonet, and The Red Letter Plays: In the Bloodand Fucking A, directed by Jo Bonney, will be presented in 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Actor Richard Thomas will host Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 Gala "The Night They Invented Champagne: Celebrating Lerner & Loewe" on Monday evening, September 19.  Performing the music of the legendary Broadway composing team will be artists Britney Coleman, Kristen Hahn, Robert Sean Leonard, Stephen Mark Lukas, Howard McGillin, Ciara Renee, Mary Testa, Richard Troxell, Max von Essen, Nicholas Ward, and members of the New York Theatre Ballet.  Gala Director is Chase Brock, with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell.  (more...)

SCREWTAPE LETTERS and 'MARTIN LUTHER' Set for Fellowship for Performing Arts' NYC Return
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today their return to New York with the 2016/2017 season at the Pearl Theatre (555 West 42nd Street). (more...)

2016 United Solo Festival Presents LISTEN...CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Intrigued by her history of growing up with deaf parents, Gloria Rosen (writer/performer) was encouraged by an extraordinary acting coach, Peter Flint, to find her own voice through telling her story in play form. (more...)

Master Mixologist: GREEN FIG Beverage Manager Zack Khalifa
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 19, 2016

Zack Khalifa, Beverage Manager of Green Fig at YOTEL in Hell's Kitchen, is our 'Master Mixologist.' (more...)

Trans Woman's Crowdfunding Campaign Becomes Award-Winning Show, Heads to NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Former homeless youth and transgender woman's crowdfunding campaign (Please Give Me Your Money So I Can Buy a Vagina!) becomes award-winning show and joins the world's largest solo festival in New York City.  Julia is a transgender woman who came out at fourteen, survived homelessness and had the misfortune of coming out as a writer at the tender age of twenty-five. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Announces $5 Lottery for A LIFE with David Hyde Pierce
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, September 19, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their world premiere production of A Life, a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire, The Drunken City at Playwrights; The Receptionist; The Thugs; Swimming in the Shallows). (more...)

Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Katherine Kovner and Producing DirectorRoberta Pereira, extends the world premiere of Sarah Delappe's The Wolves to September 29. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at All-Female Soccer Play THE WOLVES Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Directed by Lila Neugebauer and featuring a company of ten female actors - Mia Barron, Brenna Coates, Jenna Dioguardi, Samia Finnerty, Midori Francis, Lizzy Jutila, Sarah Mezzanotte, Tedra Millan, Lauren Patten (Fun Home), and Susannah Perkins ­- Sarah DeLappe's award-winning debut play THE WOLVES will now run in an extended World Premiere through September 29 at The Realm's new home for the season The Duke on 42nd Street. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Stage, Screen Star and 'Broadway Stories' Host Todd Buonopane
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 18, 2016

Get out your calendars as Rob, Kevin and special guest Todd Buonopane, host of the amazing podcast Broadway Stories, sit down and discuss all the shows slated to open in the 2016-2017 Season. From plays to musicals, revivals to special events, these three folks cover it all! Plus: Donny & Marie's summer stock appearances, the brilliance of The Great Muppet Caper, and Alton Brown's dinner theatre experience!  (more...)

MOTOWN Cast Members Reunite at Broadway Sessions, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 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...)

United Solo Festival Presents CALL FOSSE AT THE MINSKOFF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

2016 United Solo Festival will present writer/performer Mimi Quillin in her solo piece, Call Fosse at the Minskoff,  on Saturday, September 17 at 2pm, Thursday, September 22 at 9pm, Friday, September 23 at 9pm, and Monday, September 26 at 9pm at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - just east of Broadway.) Tickets are $20.25 and may be obtained through Telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200.  September 22 and September 26 performances are sold out. More info: http://unitedsolo.org/us/callfosse-2016/. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

ME AND ELLA and MARRY HARRY Slated for York's Musical Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements by Ron Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).   (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Sets Full 2016-17 Season with Residencies, Concerts, Roundtables & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On the heels of joining Playwrights Horizons Resident Company Program, Musical Theatre Factory (MTF), under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Shakina Nayfack, has announced its first full season of programming since its founding in January 2014. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Indianapolis This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Indianapolis premiere January 10-15, 2017 at the Old National Centre as part of a North American tour.  (more...)

KIM, Solo Show About Transgender Filmmaker, Set for United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Diverging Elements Theatre Co. will present KIM, written and performed by Daniel Burns, as part of the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Perform on 'America's Got Talent'
by TV News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

On last night's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, New York crooner Sal Valentinetti joined the cast of the Tony Award winning Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS for a performance of 'Oh What a Night.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at ZORA NEALE HURSTON Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

To celebrate Zora Neale Hurston's 125th birthday, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, will present 'Zora Neale Hurston: a Theatrical Biography' by Laurence Holder from October 20 to November 20 at Castillo Theatre, 543 West 42nd Street. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast and the historical figures they embody! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of TICK, TICK...BOOM!'
by Walter McBride - Sep 15, 2016

Starring George Salazar, Nick Blaemire and Ciara Renee, this thrilling work by the late, great Jonathan Larson. Tick, Tick...BOOM! has book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson. Meet the cast below! (more...)

14th Annual NY Burlesque Festival Will Include Over 100 Performers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The Annual New York Burlesque Festival is the largest and most acclaimed festival of its kind in the world, and has attracted sold-out crowds since it's premiere in 2003.  This fall marks the 14th year for this celebrated event, and producers, Thirsty Girl & Pontani  Productions will once again, serve up 4 nights of glitter and glamour in Gotham, with over 120 eye-popping performances from international leading burlesque and variety entertainers at five of NYC's hottest nightclubs. (more...)

Fulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Season with BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre opens a monumental new season with the triumphant Billy Elliot: The Musical through October 16. The Tony Award-winning musical features infectious music by the incomparable Sir Elton John including "Shine," "Solidarity,"  "Electricity," and many more!    (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces Fall Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of two new musicals: me and ella, written and performed by Andrea Frierson, with music direction and arrangements byRon Abel; and Marry Harry, with book by Jennifer Robbins, music by Dan Martin, and lyrics by Michael Biello, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Louder Than Words! Inside Rehearsal with the Company of TICK, TICK...BOOM! Off-Broadway
by Walter McBride - Sep 15, 2016

The limited Off-Broadway engagement of Tick, Tick... BOOM! will run at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) beginning Tuesday, Oct 4th, and continue through November 20th only, with opening night set for Thursday, October 20th. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld has photos of them in rehearsal below! (more...)


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David De Almo to Present OCCASIONALLY EMPLOYED at United Solo 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The 2016 United Solo Theatre Festival will present 'David De Almo is Occasionally Employed' on Saturday, September 17th at 6PM at The Studio Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Meditation Expert to Lead the Audience of Off-Broadway's SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS in Post-Show Meditation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will lead a brief post-show meditation and discussion of the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds on Friday, September 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The discussion will be moderated by New York Times reporter and author of Mindful Work,David Gelles. Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Central via www.ticketcentral.com, by calling 212.279.4200, or in person at 416 W. 42nd Street (12-8pm daily). (more...)

Rita McKenzie's ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY to Encore at Feinstein's/54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below is presenting the triumphant return of Rita McKenzie's award-winning ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, the country's longest-running one-woman musical, September 28th at 7 PM. (more...)

Beth Kirkpatrick Enrolls for BROADWAY SESSIONS 'Back to School' Edition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

This today, September 15th, BROADWAY SESSIONS goes back to school, welcoming an all star roster of Broadway talent performing songs from the roles they played in their high school musicals. (more...)

MR. POPPER'S PENGUINS to Make U.S. Debut at the New Vic This Fall
by BroadwayWorld JR - Sep 14, 2016

Following a critically acclaimed season in the UK, Mr. Popper's Penguins comes to The New Victory for its American debut from October 14 - 30, 2016.  (more...)

Expert to Lead SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Audience in Post-Show Meditation, Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Producer Eva Price announced today that meditation teacher and New York Times best-selling author Sharon Salzberg will lead a brief post-show meditation and discussion of the critically acclaimed play Small Mouth Sounds on Friday, September 16 at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

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