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92 St Y Presents THE MAN GOT AWAY: IRA AFTER GEORGE 5/9-5/1192 St Y Presents THE MAN GOT AWAY: IRA AFTER GEORGE 5/9-5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2009

The 92nd Street Y continues the 2009 season of Lyrics & LyricistsTM with THE MAN GOT AWAY: IRA AFTER GEORGE. The show spotlights the hits - including 'Long Ago and Far Away,' 'The Man That Got Away,' and 'My Ship' - lyricist Ira Gershwin wrote with composers such as Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen and Kurt Weill, among others. (more...)

2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Performance By A Leading Actress In A Musical'2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Performance By A Leading Actress In A Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

BroadwayWorld Presents The 2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical' (more...)

Jones, Arnaz Join Peter Nero & Philly Pops For 30th Anniversary Concert TonightJones, Arnaz Join Peter Nero & Philly Pops For 30th Anniversary Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Peter Nero and the Philly Pops has pulled out all the stops for its 30th anniversary concert on Friday, June 5 at 7:00 p.m. Two-time Grammy Award-winning pianist/conductor Peter Nero is joined by special guests Jack Jones, Lucie Arnaz, Ann Hampton Callaway, and Christiane Noll for an unforgettable night of music. Celebrate 30 years of Peter Nero and the Philly Pops and toast 'the best orchestra of its kind in the entire cosmos!' (more...)

Metcalf, Grisetti, Boutsikaris, Robbins, and More Set For 'BRIGHTON BEACH' and 'BROADWAY BOUND' CastsMetcalf, Grisetti, Boutsikaris, Robbins, and More Set For 'BRIGHTON BEACH' and 'BROADWAY BOUND' Casts
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2009

Producers Emanuel Azenberg and Ira Pittelman are pleased to announce casting for THE NEIL SIMON PLAYS - new productions of two of Neil Simon's most beloved and successful works, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS and BROADWAY BOUND. David Cromer (currently represented in New York with the critically acclaimed production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town) directs THE NEIL SIMON PLAYS, which will be performed in repertory at a theatre to be announced. (more...)

Portland Center Revises 2009/2010 Season Lineup, THE CHOSEN Moves To MainstagePortland Center Revises 2009/2010 Season Lineup, THE CHOSEN Moves To Mainstage
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2009

Three studio titles will change and one production will move to the Main Stage in a major revision of the Portland Center Stage 2009/2010 season. Early strong seller The Chosen will move to the Main Stage, replacing Joe Turner's Come and Gone (which will be deferred to future season). In the studio, a possible Broadway tour causes our production of Thurgood Marshall to be postponed, and The Best So Far will be put on hold to give it a bit more gestation (and New York fundraising) time. (more...)

Portland Center Stage Announces Major Changes To 2009/2010 SeasonPortland Center Stage Announces Major Changes To 2009/2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2009

Three studio titles will change and one production will move to the Main Stage in a major revision of the Portland Center Stage 2009/2010 season. Early strong seller The Chosen will move to the Main Stage, replacing Joe Turner's Come and Gone (which will be deferred to future season). In the studio, a possible Broadway tour causes our production of Thurgood Marshall to be postponed, and The Best So Far will be put on hold to give it a bit more gestation (and New York fundraising) time. (more...)

Praed Joins Fisher In New THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK TourPraed Joins Fisher In New THE SOUND OF MUSIC UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2009

Michael Praed will star as 'Captain Von Trapp' alongside Connie Fisher as 'Maria' in the National UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber, David Ian and The Really Useful Group's smash hit production of the legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical 'THE SOUND OF MUSIC' opening at the Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff on 26 July 2009, where it will play until 29 August 2009 (Box Office: 08700 40 2000). Full tour details at www.thesoundofmusictour.com. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz and Friends at the Old Globe 3/9Stephen Schwartz and Friends at the Old Globe 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2009

Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto recently announced that the theatre will present a special one-night engagement of Stephen Schwartz and Friends.. This delightful event, featuring the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer/lyricist of the smash Broadway musicals Wicked, Godspell, Working, Pippin and many others, will be performed in the Old Globe Theatre on Monday, March 9 at 7:30pm. Schwartz will be center-stage for an evening of unforgettable music and memories, with some of Broadway's best singer/actors, including, Debbie Gravitte, Liz Callaway and Scott Coulter, performing Schwartz's most beloved songs. (more...)

Purl, Hall, Rodgers Join Cast Of Lyrics & Lyricists SeriesPurl, Hall, Rodgers Join Cast Of Lyrics & Lyricists Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

The 92nd Street Y announces final casting for the 2009 season of Lyrics & LyricistsTM, the Y's legendary American Songbook series. Linda Purl, La Tanya Hall, Johnny Rodgers and Hilary Kole join Polly Bergen, Lucie Arnaz, Tom Wopat, Marilyn Maye and more who will sing the songs of Ira Gershwin, Mel Torm? and DeSylva, Brown & Henderson. Charles Osgood returns to L&L as host, for the latter show. This is the first season curated by new series artistic director Deborah Grace Winer. (more...)

Marvin Hamlisch Performs An Evening Of Music At Brooklyn College 4/25Marvin Hamlisch Performs An Evening Of Music At Brooklyn College 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College welcomes legendary composer/performer and 2008 Theater Hall of Fame inductee Marvin Hamlisch for an elegant evening of unforgettable music on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 8pm, including selections from The Way We Were and A Chorus Line, along with tributes to Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Scott Joplin. He will be joined on stage by tenor J. Mark McVey. (more...)

Comstock & Fasano Present Their Joint Performance 3/3-3/15Comstock & Fasano Present Their Joint Performance 3/3-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2009

ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO, the popular husband and wife team whose recent individual CDs earned them equal respect in both the pop and jazz worlds, will present their first joint extended New York engagement at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC from March 3rd through March 15th. The evening, called 'WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS' celebrates the inspiration, strength and wit of our unique American songs to move us through these changing times. Accompanied by a rhythm section, Barbara and Eric will perform songs by Laura Nyro, Richard Whiting, Harry Warren, Paul Simon, Arthur Schwartz, Dorothy Fields and Oscar Brown, Jr. among others. (more...)

42nd Street Comes to Cabrillo Music Theatre March 27 - April 542nd Street Comes to Cabrillo Music Theatre March 27 - April 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Cabrillo Music Theatre continues its 2008-2009 season with the grandest and most spectacular musical of all, 42ND STREET. Directed and Choreographed by original Broadway cast member and Dance Captain, Jon Engstrom, 42ND STREET features a cast of 40, a full professional orchestra, and some of the greatest songs and dances ever to hit the great white way. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theater Presents 42ND STREET 3/27-4/5Cabrillo Music Theater Presents 42ND STREET 3/27-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Cabrillo Music Theatre continues its 2008-2009 season with the grandest and most spectacular musical of all, 42ND STREET. Directed and Choreographed by original Broadway cast member and Dance Captain, Jon Engstrom, 42ND STREET features a cast of 40, a full professional orchestra, and some of the greatest songs and dances ever to hit the great white way. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theater Presents 42ND STREET 3/27-4/5Cabrillo Music Theater Presents 42ND STREET 3/27-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

Cabrillo Music Theatre continues its 2008-2009 season with the grandest and most spectacular musical of all, 42ND STREET. Directed and Choreographed by original Broadway cast member and Dance Captain, Jon Engstrom, 42ND STREET features a cast of 40, a full professional orchestra, and some of the greatest songs and dances ever to hit the great white way. (more...)

Brooklyn College Welcomes Composer Marvin Hamlisch 3/25 Brooklyn College Welcomes Composer Marvin Hamlisch 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2009

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College welcomes legendary composer/performer and 2008 Theater Hall of Fame inductee Marvin Hamlisch for an elegant evening of unforgettable music on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 8pm, including selections from The Way We Were and A Chorus Line, along with tributes to Cole Porter, Richard Rodgers, and Scott Joplin. He will be joined on stage by tenor J. Mark McVey. (more...)

2009 Tony Award Winner: Alice Ripley For 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'2009 Tony Award Winner: Alice Ripley For 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2009

BroadwayWorld Congratulates Alice Ripley, 2009 Tony Award Winner, 'Best Leading Actress in a Musical' (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Closes Landmark's '08-09 Season 6/20 With A Night Of Favorite Songs Lucie Arnaz Closes Landmark's '08-09 Season 6/20 With A Night Of Favorite Songs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2009

Landmark's 2008-09 Season ends on Saturday, June 20 at 8 PM with a night of favorite songs sung by a legendary performer - Lucie Arnaz. The Broadway and Cabaret Series is sponsored by Susan Isaacs & Elkan Abramowitz, Jane & Marty Schwartz, and Dot & Ed Slade with additional sponsorship for this performance by Jennifer & David Rimmer. (more...)

THE NUTTY PROFESSOR Headed to Broadway; Music by Hamlisch, Book by Holmes; Jerry Lewis to DirectTHE NUTTY PROFESSOR Headed to Broadway; Music by Hamlisch, Book by Holmes; Jerry Lewis to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2009

Legendary actor, director, writer and producer Jerry Lewis will make his theatrical directorial debut on Broadway with the new musical, ?THE NUTTY PROFESSOR?, based on the 1963 film that he starred in and co-wrote. With music by Academy Award, Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch and a book and lyrics by multiple Tony Award winner and Grammy Nominee Rupert Holmes, the musical is aiming for a bow on Broadway in the 2010/2011 season and is being produced by Loud Watch Productions, LLC. (more...)

Photo Coverage: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! At WBTPhoto Coverage: I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! At WBT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2009

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, the laugh-inducing, award-winning musical comedy about love in the suburbs, is often described as 'Seinfeld set to music'. It's a hilarious look at love and relationships that is as touching and insightful as it is humorous. Four actors play over forty roles scaling the dizzying spectrum of male/female relationships. The trials and tribulations of being single, dating, marriage, loss, and heartbreak - and everything in the relationship process that you have ever secretly thought about, but were afraid to admit - are cleverly explored. (more...)

'THE NEIL SIMON PLAYS' Set For The Nederlander'THE NEIL SIMON PLAYS' Set For The Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2009

Producers Emanuel Azenberg and Ira Pittelman are pleased to announce that THE NEIL SIMON PLAYS, new productions of Neil Simon's BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS and BROADWAY BOUND, will play Broadway's beautifully restored Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The productions will be directed by David Cromer (Our Town). (more...)

I LOVE YOU, YOU?RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! Plays At WBT 6/18-8/2I LOVE YOU, YOU?RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE! Plays At WBT 6/18-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2009

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, the laugh-inducing, award-winning musical comedy about love in the suburbs, is often described as 'Seinfeld set to music'. It's a hilarious look at love and relationships that is as touching and insightful as it is humorous. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: Dominic Tighe of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNESTBWW INTERVIEWS: Dominic Tighe of THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2009

The star of the Open Air Theatre's latest production talks to Carrie Dunn about downpours, droll writing and The Vicar of Dibley... (more...)

Booth Daniels And Patrick Frankfort Make Their Rockwood Music Hall Debut 8/17Booth Daniels And Patrick Frankfort Make Their Rockwood Music Hall Debut 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2009

Comic singers and 2009 MAC Nominees Booth Daniels and Patrick Frankfort make their Rockwood Music Hall debut with their hilarious duo act on August 17th at 11PM. (more...)

West Virginia Public Theatre Casts Eddie Mekka In FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 7/28-8/2West Virginia Public Theatre Casts Eddie Mekka In FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 7/28-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2009

West Virginia Public Theatre's Founder and Executive Director Ron Iannone is pleased to announce the signing of TV legend Eddie Mekka to play the paternal milkman Tevye in WVPT's Fiddler on the Roof this summer from July 28th thru August 2nd. (more...)

Marvin Hamlisch Talks 'THE NUTTY PROFESSOR' In The NY POSTMarvin Hamlisch Talks 'THE NUTTY PROFESSOR' In The NY POST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2009

Legendary actor, director, writer and producer Jerry Lewis will make his theatrical directorial debut on Broadway with the new musical, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, based on the 1963 film that he starred in and co-wrote. With music by Academy Award, Emmy Award, Grammy Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Marvin Hamlisch and a book and lyrics by multiple Tony Award winner and Grammy Nominee Rupert Holmes, the musical is aiming for a bow on Broadway in the 2010/2011 season and is being produced by Loud Watch Productions, LLC. (more...)

Bobby Crush Stars In LIBERACE LIVE FROM HEAVEN From 10/13 Thru 11/8Bobby Crush Stars In LIBERACE LIVE FROM HEAVEN From 10/13 Thru 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2009

Chris Davis for Norwell Lapley in assocation with That's Entertainment Productions presents Bobby Crush in LIBERACE LIVE FROM HEAVEN, written and directed by Julian Woolford. (more...)

THE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN With Burnham, Graae, Mayes & More Runs Through 8/2 At RubiconTHE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN With Burnham, Graae, Mayes & More Runs Through 8/2 At Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2009

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of THE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN, which began previews July 9 at Rubicon's intimate 200-seat home at 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The show continues Wednesdays through Sundays through August 2, 2009. (more...)

'A Jew Grows In Brooklyn'
by Beau Higgins - Jan 9, 2009

Join author/star Jake Ehrenreich and four singer musicians on a musical journey of Jake's life from Brooklyn to the Catskills to Rock 'N Roll to Broadway in the hugely popular and critically acclaimed A Jew Grows in Brooklyn (more...)

Cullum, Hogan, Roberts In The Premiere Of HEROES, Opens 3/8Cullum, Hogan, Roberts In The Premiere Of HEROES, Opens 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2009

Keen Company (Artistic Director Carl Forsman, Executive Director Wayne Kelton) is thrilled to present John Cullum, Jonathan Hogan and Tony Roberts in the New York premiere of Heroes, by G?rald Sibleyras with a translation by Tom Stoppard and directed by Carl Forsman. Heroes received the 2006 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Performances begin on Tuesday, February 24 and run through April 11 at The Clurman Theatre / Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. Opening is scheduled for Sunday, March 8. (more...)

West End musicals 2008: The Year of Musical Non-thinkingWest End musicals 2008: The Year of Musical Non-thinking
by Robert Gould - Jan 4, 2009

In a year when new musical theatre productions in London consisted of juke box transfers, classic revivals, whimsical adventure stories and majestic failures, one might be forgiven for thinking that the age of great new musicals exists merely in days of Auld Lang Syne. So let's pause and think back over the year's musical fayre. (more...)

Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will lead the New York Philharmonic in New York Moments, a concert featuring iconic musical moments from Broadway and film, with stars from the stage and screen (in alphabetical order): Ashley Brown, who originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway; Maria Friedman, who played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Marian in The Woman in White in London; Joel Grey, whose numerous starring roles have included the famous M.C. in Cabaret, on Broadway and in the film; Jennifer Holliday, one of the original Dreamgirls; Liza Minnelli, last seen on Broadway in Liza's at The Palace; Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, stars of the current Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific; and 15-year-old up-and-coming singer, Nikki Yanofsky. The concert will take place Monday, April 20, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. All except Mr. Hamlisch and Ms. O'Hara are making their New York Philharmonic debuts. (more...)

Cullum, Hogan and Roberts to Star in HEROES at Clurman Theatre Feb. 24 - Apr. 11Cullum, Hogan and Roberts to Star in HEROES at Clurman Theatre Feb. 24 - Apr. 11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2009

Keen Company (Artistic Director Carl Forsman, Executive Director Wayne Kelton) is thrilled to present John Cullum, Jonathan Hogan and Tony Roberts in the New York premiere of Heroes, by G?rald Sibleyras with a translation by Tom Stoppard and directed by Carl Forsman. Heroes received the 2006 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Performances begin on Tuesday, February 24 and run through April 11 at The Clurman Theatre / Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. Opening is scheduled for Sunday, March 8. An evocative comedy about three World War I veterans living in a veterans' home who plot a new assault - a trip to a stand of poplar trees in the distance. But should they bring the stone dog with them? Author G?rald Sibleyras calls Heroes a play 'about the universal desire to escape the confines of life.' Winner of London's Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2006 and Paris' Moliere Award for Outstanding Comedy in 2003, Keen presents its New York debut. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie Farr Live at WLIWPhoto Coverage: Jamie Farr Live at WLIW
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 15, 2009

As part of the station's fund raising programming, MASH star Jamie Farr visited the WLIW studios. BroadwayWorld.com was there, as always, to bring you exclusive photo coverage of the special event! Jamie Farr & Red Skelton: A Very Special Friendship DVD In this bonus DVD the beloved actor, comedian and director Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H fame takes you inside his very special friendship with America's Clown Prince, Red Skelton. In this rare interview, Jamie relates how Red not only encouraged him, but taught him about comedy, courtesy, and life. When Jamie returned from a tour of duty with the Army, it was Red who encouraged him to return to show business. Jamie again became a regular on Red's highly successful weekly show, appearing in several episodes before striking out in his own. In recounting many stories and insights into Red Skelton, Jamie's own humanity and love of life are revealed for his many fans. Included on this DVD are three 'lost episodes' of The Red Skelton Show featuring Jamie Farr, which have not been seen by the public since they first aired on CBS. Jamie's fans will love the hilarious preview of his role of Klinger on M*A*S*H, as he and Red attempt to smuggle an orphaned baby on board their Navy vessel in 'Cookie and Snorkel's Bundle of Joy'!. 94 min/ color and B&W. Dolby digital. (more...)

Corden And Smith Reunite To Host  Whatsonstage.com  Winners Concert 2/15Corden And Smith Reunite To Host Whatsonstage.com Winners Concert 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2009

Gavin & Stacey's James Corden and Sheridan Smith, star of Grownups and Two Pints of Lager, will reunite to once again co-host the Winners' Concert for the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards, which takes place this year on Sunday 15 February at the West End's 1,100-seat Prince of Wales theatre, home of Mamma Mia!. A record 32,000+ theatregoers have voted in the 2009 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards (more...)

42nd Street Comes to Cabrillo Music Theatre March 27 - April 542nd Street Comes to Cabrillo Music Theatre March 27 - April 5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2009

Cabrillo Music Theatre continues its 2008-2009 season with the grandest and most spectacular musical of all, 42ND STREET. Directed and Choreographed by original Broadway cast member and Dance Captain, Jon Engstrom, 42ND STREET features a cast of 40, a full professional orchestra, and some of the greatest songs and dances ever to hit the great white way. (more...)

Connie Fisher Signs 'SECRET LOVE' CD's at Dress Circle 2/28Connie Fisher Signs 'SECRET LOVE' CD's at Dress Circle 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2009

Connie Fisher will be making a personal appearance at Dress Circle, 57/59 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9DG, on Saturday 28th February at 1.00pm to sign copies of her new CD Secret Love. (more...)

Connie Fisher Signs 'SECRET LOVE' CD's at Dress Circle 2/28Connie Fisher Signs 'SECRET LOVE' CD's at Dress Circle 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2009

Connie Fisher will be making a personal appearance at Dress Circle, 57/59 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden WC2H 9DG, on Saturday 28th February at 1.00pm to sign copies of her new CD Secret Love. (more...)

Cullum, Hogan and Roberts to Star in HEROES at Clurman Theatre Feb. 24 - Apr. 11Cullum, Hogan and Roberts to Star in HEROES at Clurman Theatre Feb. 24 - Apr. 11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2009

Keen Company (Artistic Director Carl Forsman, Executive Director Wayne Kelton) is thrilled to present John Cullum, Jonathan Hogan and Tony Roberts in the New York premiere of Heroes, by G?rald Sibleyras with a translation by Tom Stoppard and directed by Carl Forsman. Heroes received the 2006 Olivier Award for Best New Comedy. Performances begin on Tuesday, February 24 and run through April 11 at The Clurman Theatre / Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues. Opening is scheduled for Sunday, March 8. An evocative comedy about three World War I veterans living in a veterans' home who plot a new assault - a trip to a stand of poplar trees in the distance. But should they bring the stone dog with them? Author G?rald Sibleyras calls Heroes a play 'about the universal desire to escape the confines of life.' Winner of London's Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2006 and Paris' Moliere Award for Outstanding Comedy in 2003, Keen presents its New York debut. (more...)

Comstock & Fasano Present Their Joint Performance 3/3-3/15Comstock & Fasano Present Their Joint Performance 3/3-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2009

ERIC COMSTOCK & BARBARA FASANO, the popular husband and wife team whose recent individual CDs earned them equal respect in both the pop and jazz worlds, will present their first joint extended New York engagement at The Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, NYC from March 3rd through March 15th. The evening, called 'WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS' celebrates the inspiration, strength and wit of our unique American songs to move us through these changing times. Accompanied by a rhythm section, Barbara and Eric will perform songs by Laura Nyro, Richard Whiting, Harry Warren, Paul Simon, Arthur Schwartz, Dorothy Fields and Oscar Brown, Jr. among others. (more...)

Tennant, Branagh, Hartnett & 'JERSEY BOYS' Win Big at the WHATSONSTAGE AwardsTennant, Branagh, Hartnett & 'JERSEY BOYS' Win Big at the WHATSONSTAGE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2009

The winners in the ninth annual Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards, the only major UK theatre prize-giving decided by the public, were announced today (Sunday 15 February) at a glittering, star-studded evening at the Prince of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Corden And Smith Reunite To Host  Whatsonstage.com  Winners Concert 2/15Corden And Smith Reunite To Host Whatsonstage.com Winners Concert 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2009

Gavin & Stacey's James Corden and Sheridan Smith, star of Grownups and Two Pints of Lager, will reunite to once again co-host the Winners' Concert for the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards, which takes place this year on Sunday 15 February at the West End's 1,100-seat Prince of Wales theatre, home of Mamma Mia!. A record 32,000+ theatregoers have voted in the 2009 Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards (more...)

Brooklyn College Welcomes Composer Marvin Hamlisch 4/25Brooklyn College Welcomes Composer Marvin Hamlisch 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2009

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College welcomes legendary composer/performer and 2008 Theater Hall of Fame inductee Marvin Hamlisch for an elegant evening of unforgettable music on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 8pm. Mr. Hamlisch holds the distinction of being one of only twelve people to win all four major US performing awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) and one of only two to have won all four of those plus a Pulitzer Prize (the other being Richard Rogers). (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale for Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20Tickets Now On Sale for Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will lead the New York Philharmonic in New York Moments, a concert featuring iconic musical moments from Broadway and film, with stars from the stage and screen (in alphabetical order): Ashley Brown, who originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway; Maria Friedman, who played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Marian in The Woman in White in London; Joel Grey, whose numerous starring roles have included the famous M.C. in Cabaret, on Broadway and in the film; Jennifer Holliday, one of the original Dreamgirls; Liza Minnelli, last seen on Broadway in Liza's at The Palace; Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, stars of the current Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific; and 15-year-old up-and-coming singer, Nikki Yanofsky. The concert will take place Monday, April 20, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. All except Mr. Hamlisch and Ms. O'Hara are making their New York Philharmonic debuts. (more...)

'THE NEIL SIMON PLAYS' To Offer Discount Priced Preview Tickets Starting 8/7, Rehearsals Begin 8/24'THE NEIL SIMON PLAYS' To Offer Discount Priced Preview Tickets Starting 8/7, Rehearsals Begin 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2009

Tickets go on sale on Friday, August 7 for THE NEIL SIMON PLAYS, new productions of BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS and BROADWAY BOUND. Specially priced preview tickets for $50-$35 (not including Saturday evening performances) will be available for both plays if ordered by September 6. Regular priced tickets are $100-$65. Tickets will be available at www.Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

THE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN With Burnham, Graae, Mayes & More Runs Through 8/2 At RubiconTHE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN With Burnham, Graae, Mayes & More Runs Through 8/2 At Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2009

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of THE BEST IS YET TO COME: THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN, which began previews July 9 at Rubicon's intimate 200-seat home at 1006 E. Main Street in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The show continues Wednesdays through Sundays through August 2, 2009. (more...)

Broadway, Hollywood and Television Entertainer Lorna Luft Performs  At The Rrazz Room August 25-30Broadway, Hollywood and Television Entertainer Lorna Luft Performs At The Rrazz Room August 25-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2009

Singer, actor, producer, author and all around entertainer, Lorna Luft , comes to The Rrazz Room at The Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason, San Francisco CA. for six shows of 'An Intimate Evening with Lorna Luft,' Aug 25-30. (more...)

92 St Y Presents THE MAN GOT AWAY: IRA AFTER GEORGE 5/9-5/1192 St Y Presents THE MAN GOT AWAY: IRA AFTER GEORGE 5/9-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2009

The 92nd Street Y continues the 2009 season of Lyrics & LyricistsTM with THE MAN GOT AWAY: IRA AFTER GEORGE. The show spotlights the hits - including 'Long Ago and Far Away,' 'The Man That Got Away,' and 'My Ship' - lyricist Ira Gershwin wrote with composers such as Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen and Kurt Weill, among others. (more...)

Brooklyn College Welcomes Composer Marvin Hamlisch 4/25Brooklyn College Welcomes Composer Marvin Hamlisch 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2009

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College welcomes legendary composer/performer and 2008 Theater Hall of Fame inductee Marvin Hamlisch for an elegant evening of unforgettable music on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 8pm. Mr. Hamlisch holds the distinction of being one of only twelve people to win all four major US performing awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) and one of only two to have won all four of those plus a Pulitzer Prize (the other being Richard Rogers). (more...)

Robert Klein Comes To The Bickford Theatre 5/9, Joined By Bob SteinRobert Klein Comes To The Bickford Theatre 5/9, Joined By Bob Stein
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2009

For more than forty years, Robert Klein has entertained audiences around the world, and he continues to have an acclaimed career in comedy, on Broadway, on television, and in film. The Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights in Morristown, NJ, is honored to welcome this comedy legend for one night only on Saturday, May 9, at 8:00 pm. Mr. Klein will be joined onstage by Music Director, Bob Stein. (more...)

Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20Minnelli, Holliday, Grey & More Sing 'NEW YORK MOMENTS' with NY Philharmonic 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2009

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will lead the New York Philharmonic in New York Moments, a concert featuring iconic musical moments from Broadway and film, with stars from the stage and screen (in alphabetical order): Ashley Brown, who originated the title role in Mary Poppins on Broadway; Maria Friedman, who played Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Marian in The Woman in White in London; Joel Grey, whose numerous starring roles have included the famous M.C. in Cabaret, on Broadway and in the film; Jennifer Holliday, one of the original Dreamgirls; Liza Minnelli, last seen on Broadway in Liza's at The Palace; Kelli O'Hara and Paulo Szot, stars of the current Lincoln Center Theater production of South Pacific; and 15-year-old up-and-coming singer, Nikki Yanofsky. The concert will take place Monday, April 20, 2009, at 7:30 p.m. All except Mr. Hamlisch and Ms. O'Hara are making their New York Philharmonic debuts. (more...)

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