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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.


Andre Gregory Talks New Film Of Ibsen's A MASTER BUILDER
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2014

Familiar theatre personality Andre Gregory discusses his participation along with Academy Award-winning director Jonathan Demme in creating a film version of Wallace Shawn's new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's acclaimed drama THE MASTER BUILDER, titled A MASTER BUILDER, as part of a new interview in promotion of the film. (more...)

United Solo Names Nominees for Special Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The world's largest solo theatre festival celebrates its fifth anniversary this upcoming season, with over 130 solo productions set to be presented at Theatre Row on 42nd Street between September 18 - November 23, 2014. In addition to its rich and diverse programming, the Festival recognizes artists of significant achievements in the solo theatre. This year's list of nominees for the United Solo Special Award includes: (more...)

VIOLET with Sutton Foster Enters Final Two Weeks of Performances on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will conclude its limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) on Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 2:00PM. (more...)

Theresa Rebeck's POOR BEHAVIOR Begins Tomorrow at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Jamie deRoy and Barry Feirstein, present the New York premiere of Poor Behavior, a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck (Seminar, Mauritius, The Understudy, creator of NBC's 'Smash'). Poor Behavior plays a limited engagement starting July 29- September 7 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42nd Street project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, August 17 at 7PM. (more...)

Casts of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, ONCE, HEATHERS & More to Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

This week's event is set to feature the casts of ROCK OF AGES, ONCE, HEATHERS, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, and iLuminate. Check back later for a complete list of scheduled performers! (more...)

Jason Bowen, Jose Joaquin Perez, Brian Quijada & Reza Salazar to Star in Playwrights Realm's MY MAÑANA COMES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The Playwrights Realm has announced casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the world Premiere of MY MAÑANA COMES by Elizabeth Irwin, directed by Chay Yew (Artistic Director for Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago). The production runs August 26th through September 20th, 2014 with a September 4th opening at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/28/2014
by - Jul 28, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/28/2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Pippins of Past and Present, Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 27, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Pippin princes of past and present- current leading man Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein, who originated the role in 1972 and is now back playing 'Charles'. Watch as they discuss the challenges of the role, how the show has changed since the original production, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HEATHERS' Charissa Hogeland Sings 'Over the Love' at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2014

HEATHERS' Charissa Hogeland performed 'Over the Love' at BROADWAY SESSIONS. Watch her sing the Florence and the Machine tune below! (more...)

BWW TV: PIECE OF MY HEART Company Rocks Out at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of PIECE OF MY HEART, including: De'adre Aziza, Derrick Baskin, Bryan Fenkart, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick, Joseph Siravo, Teal Wicks, Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Milan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, Mark Zeisler. Check out clips of their performances below! (more...)

VENUS IN FUR Runs Limited Engagement in Manila Till Tomorrow, 7/27
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 26, 2014

2011 Tony nominee for Best Play VENUS IN FUR, written by David Ives, inspired by Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 novella 'Venus in Furs,' made its Asian premiere in Singapore last year. The Manila theater scene is not too far behind though as Actor's Actors Inc.'s The Necessary Theatre ('Red') runs the two-person play at the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Black Box Theatre tonight, July 26, at 8 p.m. and tomorrow, July 27, at 4 p.m. For last minute tickets, visit ticketworld.com.ph or call the CCP box office at (632) 832-3704. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Announces Matching Grant/Fundraising Events to Keep 30-Year Institution Afloat
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

As they close in on the August 1st fundraising deadline, and having reached 57% of the $250,000 goal, Cabrillo Music Theatre enthusiastically announces that local businessman/developer John Notter has partnered with the Conrad Hilton Foundation to pledge $30,000 to the fundraising drive. At the same time, Notter and the Foundation ask the community to do the same, and now the race is on to reach the deadline in the next eight days. If fundraising and season subscription goals are reached, Cabrillo Music Theatre can move ahead with its 2014-2015 season, featuring MARY POPPINS, MEMPHIS, OKLAHOMA and COMPANY. Meanwhile, fundraising events continue across the country. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet CINDERELLA's New Leads! Paige Faure, Nancy Opel & More Perform in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 26, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of CINDERELLA, including: Paige Faure, Joe Carroll, Nancy Opel, Jill Abramowtiz, Stephanie Gibson and Laura Irion. Check out clips of 'A Lovely Night,' 'Lonelieness of Evening,' and 'It's Possible' below! (more...)

Photo Flash: James Iglehart Hosts, Kristin Chenoweth Guests on Today's THE VIEW!
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, 2014 Tony Award winner for his performance as Genie in Disney's Aladdin, served as a co-host on ABC's Emmy Award-winning talk show THE VIEW today. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actor, Director, and Teacher Thomas G. Waites Gives Insight on Baruch College's THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by Louisa Brady - Jul 25, 2014

Acclaimed director, actor, and teacher Thomas G. Waites is currently directing THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, being produced by the Baruch College of Performing Arts and the Thomas G. Waites Acting Studio. The production opened on July 10th and is schedule to run through August 3rd. Waites took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld this week about the production. He also shared wisdom on his many years of experience in the business, as well as his career as a teacher. (more...)

Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Recent Concerts, Return to Broadway & More on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The multi talented Kristin Chenoweth stopped by ABC's THE VIEW today to talk about her fun Allstate webisodes (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NYMF's PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival presents Propaganda! The Musical, A New Musical Comedy, with Book, Music, and Lyrics by Taylor Ferrera and Matt Webster. Directed by Nathan Brewer, the show runs through this weekend in New York City. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casts of BULLETS, CINDERELLA, PHANTOM & More Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 25, 2014

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Jeremy Stolle, Jeremy Hays andMary Michael Patterson), PIECE OF MY HEART (De'adre Aziza, Derrick Baskin, Bryan Fenkart, Linda Hart, Leslie Kritzer, Zak Resnick, Joseph Siravo, Teal Wicks, Carleigh Bettiol, Teresa Gattison, Shonica Gooden, Sydney James Harcourt, Jessica McRoberts, Ralph Meitzler, Harris Milgrim, Michael Milan, Heather Parcells, Gabrielle Ruiz, Amos Wolff, Mark Zeisler ), CINDERELLA (Paige Faure, Joe Carroll, Nancy Opel, Jill Abramowtiz, Stephanie Gibson andLaura Irion), AVENUE Q (Darren Bluestone, Sala Iwamatsu, Jason Jacoby and Veronica Kuehn) and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY (Zach Braff, Clyde Alves, Preston Truman Boyd, Jim Borstelmann, Casey Garvin, Dan Horn, Andy Jones, Kevin Ligon, Kevin Worley, Nick Cordero, Betsy Wolfe). (more...)

Dominique Morisseau, David Bar Katz and More to Star in SATC's BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG, 9/2-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Scandinavian American Theater Company (SATC) will present the World Premiere of BASTARDS OF STRINDBERG. This evening of short works inspired by Strindberg's iconic Miss Julie is written by four exciting contemporary playwrights: Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67), David Bar Katz (Tony nominee for Freak), Andreas Boonstra (winner of Sweden's Thaliapriset award) and Lina Ekdahl (winner of Sweden's Werner Aspenstrom Award). Directed by Henning Hegland and Alicia Dhyan House, previews begin September 2 at Off-Broadway's The Lion Theater at Theatre Row. Opening night is set for September 5. (more...)

BWW TV: Zach Braff, Nick Cordero & BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Cast Shuffles Over to Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, including: Zach Braff, Clyde Alves, Preston Truman Boyd, Jim Borstelmann, Casey Garvin, Dan Horn, Andy Jones, Kevin Ligon, Kevin Worley, Nick Cordero, Betsy Wolfe. Check out clips of 'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness' and 'I've Found a New Baby' below! (more...)

TACT's 2014-15 Season to Feature THE KILLING OF SISTER GEORGE & ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre has announced its 2014/2015 Season, the company's 22nd. The critically-acclaimed and Drama Desk nominated Off-Broadway company "dedicated to presenting neglected or rarely produced plays of literary merit," will offer two works featuring strong, powerful female characters. The Killing of Sister George, the ground-breaking play by Frank Marcus and Abundance, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley's (Crimes of the Heart) tall tale set in the Great American West, will be presented at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Theatre Row. (more...)

Boomerang Theatre to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST at Bryant Park, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The award-winning Boomerang Theatre Company and Artistic Director Tim Errickson, in association with Bryant Park Shakespeare, are excited to announce their production of LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST by William Shakespeare, directed by Associate Artistic Director Cailin Heffernan. LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST will be presented at Bryant Park (Upper Terrace Steps, 42nd Street and 6th Avenue), Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., beginning Thursday, August 14 through Saturday, August 30, 2014. (more...)

THE TRESTLE AT POPE LICK CREEK Set for DM Playhouse's Play Reading Series, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Des Moines Community Playhouse play reading series presents Naomi Wallace's 'The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek,' 7:00 PM, Monday, Aug. 4. The evening is free; beverages will be available for purchase. (more...)

Jessica Frances Dukes Joins Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY; Tickets Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Tickets go on sale to the general public starting today, Wednesday, July 23 for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of BOOTYCANDY, a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (director of In the Continuum, author of Antebellum and Insurrection: Holding History). Rehearsals for the season opener of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season are set to begin next Friday, August 1. (more...)

Weston Playhouse Theatre Company to Stage A CHORUS LINE, 7/31-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company continues its summer of quality theatre with the eagerly anticipated production of the legendary Broadway show A Chorus Line. This iconic American musical won nine Tonys, a Pulitzer Prize for drama, and ran for 15 years on Broadway. It runs on the Playhouse MainStage from July 31 to August 23. (more...)

Signature Extends THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN, with Marc Kudisch & Rebecca Henderson, Through 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced a one-week extension for THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN by A.R. Gurney, directed by Lila Neugebauer. The production will now play through Sunday, September 28, 2014. THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN begins performances on Tuesday, August 12 and opens Thursday, September 4 in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Limited $25 subsidized tickets remain for the production's initial run. Tickets during the extension week start at $55 each. (more...)

Keith Josef Adkins, Alex Kilgore, Emily Morse and More Will Judge Samuel French's 2014 OOB Short Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Samuel French has announced a talented roster of judges for the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Short Play Festival (OOB Festival), the nation's premiere short play competition, running from August 5th-10th at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre. (more...)

Sierra Boggess, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join Seth Rudetsky's NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Benefit for MS 245, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct a benefit concert at 42West on Sunday August 24th called Not Since High School. The concert, which will begin at 7:30, will showcase Broadway performers singing the classic roles they played as teens while wearing braces and/or breaking out. (more...)

New York Innovative Theatre Foundation Announces 2014 IT Awards Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

On Monday, July 21, 2014, The New York Innovative Theatre Foundation, the organization who for the past 10 years has been dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, announced the 2014 nominees at its annual event. Celebrating ten years and thousands of nominees, the IT PARTY took place at XL Night Club, 512 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

2014-15 New Victory LabWorks Welcomes 10 New Projects from Taylor Mac, The Civilians and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The New Victory Theater, New York City's premier theater for kids and families, announces the 2014-15 New Victory LabWorks new work development residencies. Now in its second year, the New Victory LabWorks Artist Residency Program provides rehearsal space, support and feedback for select New York artists of all disciplines who desire to create original high-quality productions for young audiences. (more...)

Theatre at the Center to Present WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, September 11 through October 12, with a press opening on September 14. With an irresistible Latin-infused score by Tony Award-nominated David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane (the team behind past Theatre at the Center hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is a touching and hilarious story of a group of women whose relationships with men lead to a whirlwind of emotions- love as they find them, confusion as they lose them and passion when they need them. This regional premiere is directed by William Pullinsi with Choreography by Danny Herman and Musical Direction and Orchestrations by William Underwood. (more...)

Zach Braff, Betsy Wolfe, Nick Cordero & More to Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PIECE OF MY HEART, CINDERELLA, AVENUE Q and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Check back later for a complete list of scheduled performers! (more...)

Derek Klena, Liz Callaway & More to Lead Industry Reading of New Musical THE DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Northwest Inkwell has announced the reading of a new WWII musical, The Dance. This production was conceived and written by James Langston Drake and will be held in New York City this August with music written by a yet to be announce double Grammy Award winner. (more...)

BWW TV: Company of ATOMIC Gives Explosive Performance in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of ATOMIC, including: David Abeles, Sara Gettelfinger, Jonathon Hammond, Randy Harrison, Jeremy Kushnier, James David Larson, and Grace Stockdale. Click below to watch highlights from their performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Signature Theatre's AND I AND SILENCE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Signature Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of And I and Silence, by Naomi Wallace and directed by Caitlin McLeod. The production runs August 5 through September 14, 2014 with a August 25 opening night in The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9thand 10th Avenues). Get a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Company of Signature Theatre's THE WAYSIDE MOTOR INN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Signature Theatre will present The Wayside Motor Inn by A.R. Gurney and directed by Lila Neugebauer. The production runs August 12 through September 21, 2014 with a September 4 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9thand 10th Avenues). Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast and creative team in rehearsal! (more...)

Casts of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, CINDERELLA & More to Visit BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

This week's event is set to feature the casts of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, PIECE OF MY HEART, CINDERELLA, AVENUE Q and BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. Check back later for a complete list of scheduled performers! (more...)

Zak Resnick, Teal Wicks and More Star in PIECE OF MY HEART, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, produced by Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer), opens tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

BWW TV: Ladies of CHICAGO Get Jazzy at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of CHICAGO, including: Bianca Marroquin, Amra-Faye Wright, Carol Woods, David Bushman and Nathan Madden. Click below to watch clips from 'Me and My Baby,' 'When You're Good to Mama,' and 'My Own Best Friend.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 7/19- ROCKY Prepares for Closing, BULLETS Celebrates Zach Braff's Movie Release, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of Broadway's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, CINDERELLA, ROCKY, PIPPIN, the 1st National Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: PIPPIN Company Flies High at BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 19, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of PIPPIN, including: Ciara Renee, Sam Lips, Nicolas Jelmoni and Charlotte O'Sullivan. Click below to watch clips from 'Corner of the Sky,' 'On the Right Track,' and a special version of 'Magic to Do.' (more...)

Miami Actor Matthew Glass Performs Assurbanipal Babilla's SOMETHING SOMETHING UBER ALLES, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

A dark comedy about a present-day Hitler lookalike who is abducted by two gay pastry chefs. Soon, they make him the idol of a Hitler-worshipping cult in a cathedral below the Queens-bound F Train. Playwright Assurbanipal Babilla was forced to flee Iran overnight because of a death warrant due to his controversial writing. In 2006, he was awarded a Hellman/Hammett grant in recognition of his courage in the face of political persecution. Assurbanipal Babilla (Bani) passed away in New York on March 30, 2011 during our previous NYC run at the Brick Theatre's Iranian Theatre Festival.. He dedicated his body to the Westchester Medical Center. The play was originally produced by David Cote with the Author starring in 1998. (more...)

BWW TV: Cast of LES MISERABLES Dreams a Dream in Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 18, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the cast of LES MISERABLES, including: Nikki M. James, Adam Monley and Betsy Morgan. Click below to watch clips from 'On My Own,' 'Stars,' and 'I Dreamed a Dream.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Otterbein's DAMES AT SEA a Loving Tribute to a Bygone Era
by Paul Batterson - Jul 18, 2014

DAMES AT SEA is listed as a parody of the Busby Berkley musicals of the 1930s but the Otterbein University's production of the George Haimsohn and Robin Miller musical comes across as a loving tribute than a skewering of the glitzy, style-over substance musicals. (more...)

'JOURNEY OF A BOMBSHELL' to Play United Solo Fest, 10/4 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The Journey of a Bombshell: The Ina Ray Hutton Story will premiere at the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street) October 4th and 9th at 9:00 pm. Written and performed by Melissa Ritz, the one-woman play with music and tap dancing explores the incredible life of one of entertainment history's most dynamic women. Julie Kline (Magdalen) directs. (more...)

Freda Payne to Host COME BACK TO ME LOVE Album Release Concert at B.B. King Blues Club, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

As iconic in 2014 for her timeless beauty and sex appeal as she is her artistic versatility as an all around entertainer, Ms. Freda Payne remains among music's and show business' brightest shining star survivors. When she is singing her heartbeat music -- jazz -- love, awe and yearning only grow stronger. Her new album, Come Back To Me Love (her first for Artistry Music) marks not only a return to the big band and strings-laden classics from her mid-`60s beginnings with Impulse!, but also marks a return to her hometown of Detroit. That makes this 14-song album featuring Grammy Award-winner Bill Cunliffe's musical arrangements a beautiful homecoming. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Running 7/23 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Continuing the 43rd season for Music Theatre Wichita, the fourth of this summer's five large-scale productions is the Kansas premiere of "Catch Me If You Can," at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. (more...)

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