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Freud Playhouse ( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles, CA

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Based on the novel Love is Just Around the Corner by Lester Atwell

A fashion designer, fresh out of school, is persuaded by her boy friend to join the Communist Party.

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Hal Prince Chats Reworking PRINCE OF BROADWAY for Japan, Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Sep 28, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of PRINCE OF BROADWAY began rehearsals on September 3 in New York City. Hal Prince just talked to Deadline about the once-stalled show's upcoming premiere in Japan, taking the production to Broadway next year, his flops and his successes throughout his career, and more. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Highlights From THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW and THE MERV GRIFFIN SHOW, Coming to Sony Pictures TV's GetTV
by Michael Dale - Sep 28, 2015

Broadway highlights from the two programs featured in a new Monday night block of television variety. (more...)

Broadway Legend John Kander to Attend Musical Theater Projects PERFECTLY MARVELOUS
by Roy Berko - Sep 18, 2015

Liza Minnelli once said, 'The greatest thing about [John] Kander and [Fred] Ebb is you sing their songs and you feel good.' She was referring to the multi-award winning Broadway writing team who gave the world such songs as, 'How Lucky Can You Get?,' 'Maybe This Time,' 'All That Jazz,' 'Cabaret,' and 'But The World Goes Round.' (more...)

Creative Cauldron to Open Season with New Revue WORLD GOES 'ROUND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Creative Cauldron will open its 2015-­?16 season with The World Goes 'Round, a musical revue of works by John Kander and Fred Ebb, one of the most prolific and acclaimed Broadway musical collaborators of all time. The production is directed by Matt Conner and choreographed by Kara-­?Tameika Watkins. "Audiences will be dazzled by the brilliance of Kander and Ebb," stated Conner. "The songs in this wonderful revue celebrate the resilience of the human heart on a revolving planet filled with love, pain, success and failure." Previews begin October 1st and the show continues at ArtSpace Falls Church (410 South Maple Avenue) through October 25th. A Season Opening Gala reception and performance will be held on Saturday, October 3rd beginning at 6:30 pm. Press Night is Sunday, October 4th at 7:00 pm (more...)

Breaking News: Liza Minnelli UK Concert Tour Canceled
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Liza Minnelli's upcoming appearances at the London Palladium and Sheffield City Hall have been cancelled. According to a statement from the star's rep, it's 'because of the promotor's failure to pay. Due to current economics and unusually high ticket prices, the producer was unable to secure the promised funds.   For months Liza has been preparing for these shows and she was devastated to hear of this unfortunate news.  She has always thought of London a second home and will miss seeing her friends and devoted fans.' (more...)

Liza Minnelli 'Ubers It' 200 Miles to Play Benefit Concert in Wake of NC Storm
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Neither rain, nor sleet could stop Liza Minnelli from reaching her scheduled appearance in Wilmington, NC, to perform alongside the North Carolina Symphony at Cape Fear Community College's new Humanities & Fine Arts Center last Friday. (more...)

Susan Egan to Release New Solo CD SOFTLY This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Critically-acclaimed Broadway, TV and animation star Susan Egan will release her seventh solo CD, SOFTLY, November 11, 2015 (advanced purchase available October 14, 2015). (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and Beyond
by Bonny Loo - Oct 30, 2015

Billed as 'a new musical', the world premiere of Prince of Broadway at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo salutes legendary Broadway producer/director, Harold Prince. Co-directed by Prince himself and Susan Stroman (who also choreographs), the evening celebrates an illustrious career spanning over six decades from the 1950s up to the present day, during which time Hal Prince has produced and/or directed more than 30 Broadway shows, winning a record 21 Tony Awards along the way. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Cancels National Tour Due to Health Concerns
by Reilly Hickey - Oct 29, 2015

Liza Minnelli has cancelled her national tour due to health concerns.  According to Tulsa World, 'Officials with Minnelli's management said Minnelli's doctor requested she cancel a series of shows to focus on improving her health.'  (more...)

Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Named Winners of 2015 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer.  The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba on Monday, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

Star-Packed PRINCE OF BROADWAY Premieres in Japan Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six-decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, plays from tonight, October 23, through November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theatre, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. (more...)

Much-Buzzed-About PRINCE OF BROADWAY to Premiere Exclusively at Tokyo Theatre Orb, Oct. 23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

Umeda Arts Theater will present the World Premiere of 'PRINCE OF BROADWAY'. The show celebrates the legendary career of Harold Prince, whose 21 Tony wins reflect his status as Broadway's most influential director and producer. This extraordinary musical premieres in Japan, before anywhere else in the world. (more...)

Ryan G. Hinds to Make NYC Cabaret Debut in Kander and Ebb Cabaret at Don't Tell Mama, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

After playing to full houses in Toronto and Montreal, critically-acclaimed Canadian performer Ryan G. Hinds (Hedwig & the Angry Inch; MacArthur Park Suite, A Disco Ballet; Starry Notions) makes his New York City cabaret debut at Don't Tell Mama's with #KanderAndEbb, a uniquely personal musical exploration of the John Kander/Fred Ebb canon. (more...)

BWW Review: Kristin Towers-Rowles Shares her Inspirational Life Story Through Song in A LOVELY LINEAGE
by Shari Barrett - Oct 20, 2015

Truly inspirational stories allow you to believe anything is possible if you trust in your own judgment, dreams, and will to succeed. Award-winning stage star Kristin Towers-Rowles shares her remarkable life story doing just that in her critically acclaimed cabaret show, A Lovely Lineage, directed by Cate Caplin with musical direction by Katie Clarke. Her latest performance on Sunday, October 18 in the Monroe Forum at the El Portal allowed her to share her remarkable tale of survival as she pursued her dreams no matter what roadblocks were thrown in her way. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Three, October 15
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

For the third night of this year's Cabaret Convention at Town Hall, the uber-enthusiastic Karen Mason hosted Life Is a Cabaret (Directed by Barry Kleinbort) in celebration of long time collaborators, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb. Introduced to each other by their mutual music publisher in 1962, the team's first Broadway show was 1965's Flora the Red Menace in which Liza Minnelli made her Broadway debut and with which the three began a long association. Their last together (Kander is alive and hopefully writing), was 2015's The Visit starring Chita Rivera, a production Ebb (who died in 2004) unfortunately didn't live to see. Kander and Ebb's best known musicals are Cabaret and Chicago, both of which seem to run forever on popular appeal, but they wrote many others, a wide selection of which were represented at Thursday night's show. (more...)

Stacey Luftig & Phillip Palmer Receive 2015 Fred Ebb Awards Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company presents the eleventh annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Stacey Luftig and Phillip Palmer. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Karen Ziemba tonight, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lounge of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

AUDIO: John Kander Chats Broadway Career, HIDDEN TREASURES Album & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

John Kander recently stopped by NPR's FRESH AIR to discuss his amazing career as one of Broadway's legendary composers. Listen to the full interview below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2015
by - Nov 20, 2015

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

Susan Egan Releases New Solo CD SOFTLY Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Critically-acclaimed Broadway, TV and animation star Susan Egan releases her seventh solo CD, SOFTLY, today, November 11, 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 7, 2016
by - May 7, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill Hosts a Broadway Star with NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB
by Marianka Swain - May 31, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 will present Broadway, film and television star Neile Adams in NEILE ADAMS SINGS KANDER & EBB, featuring popular show tunes from "Chicago," "The Rink," "Flora the Red Menace," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," "The Act," "Steel Pier," "Funny Lady" "Woman of the Year" and "The Happy Time." The show will be presented on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 8:30p.m. (more...)

Colman Domingo Will Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Colman Domingo will host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Thursday, June 30 from noon-2pm at The Gander (15 West 18th Street) in Manhattan. The event will feature the presentation of the 2016 Susan Stroman Directing Award to Lee Sunday Evans (D DEB DEBBIE DEBORAH, A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER...). (more...)

Broadway 'Previvals': How Might LES MISERABLES Been Cast In 1964?
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2016

Theatre fans love to fantasy cast revivals, but what if the show you're casting played on Broadway earlier than it actually did. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch New Clip from Upcoming Documentary BATTLE OF VERSAILLES, Featuring Liza Minnelli
by Stage Tube - Mar 5, 2016

Vogue recently released a new clip from the upcoming documentary, BATTLE OF VERSAILLES, which is set to air this Sunday, March 6th. The film documents the November 28, 1973 Battle of Versailles fashion show, and prominently features Broadway diva Liza Minnelli, who began the fashion show with an unforgettable performance. Check out the clip here! (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Eden Espinosa to Headline First Bay Area Musicals! Benefit A TWIST OF LIMELIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Bay Area Musicals!, the newest non-profit theatrical organization to join the vibrant San Francisco Bay Area arts community, presents its inaugural benefit fundraiser, A Twist of Limelight, on Monday, May 9, 2016 at the Castro Theatre (429 Castro St) in San Francisco. Stage and screen actress Eden Espinosa (Rent, Wicked, Brooklyn the Musical) - best known for playing Elphaba in the musical Wicked - will give a special performance. Proceeds from the benefit support upcoming productions by Bay Area Musicals! (more...)

VIDEO: Celebrate John Kander's Birthday With Kander & Ebb Performing CHICAGO's 'All That Jazz'
by Michael Dale - Mar 18, 2016

The great composer of Cabaret, Chicago and so many beloved Broadway songs turns 89 today. (more...)

BWW Interview: A Women's History Month Special with Director & Choreographer Susan Stroman!
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 16, 2016

She's won multiple Tonys for big, splashy, toe-tapping musicals, but Stro's current project is a nonmusical family dramedy off-Broadway. (more...)

BWW TV: Liza Minnelli Records Thank-You Message for 70th Birthday Wishes
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 14, 2016

Saturday, March 12, was Broadway legend Liza Minnelli's 70th birthday. The legendary star has recorded a thank-you message to her fans for the outpouring of support she received over the weekend. Listen to it below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- Liza Minnelli
by Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016

Happy Birthday, Liza Minnelli! Tony and Oscar winning Broadway, film and TV star Liza Minnelli has appeared on Broadway in Flora, the Red Menace -- for which she won the 1965 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical -- Liza, Chicago, The Act (another Tony win in 1978), The Rink, Victor / Victoria, Minnelli on Minnelli and Liza's at the Palace. She also received a special Tony Award in 1978 She has appeared as herself on TV in Smash, The Voice UK, So You Think You Can Dance, The Apprentice and more, and she is also known for her portrayal of Lucille Austero in the now-Netflix-based comedy series Arrested Development. (more...)

Broadway Legend Liza Minnelli Celebrates 70th Birthday Today By Living An 'Ordinary' Life
by Louisa Brady - Mar 12, 2016

Today is Broadway legend Liza Minnelli's 70th birthday! The Daily Mail caught up with the star to find out what her life is like these days. They learned exclusively that the star 'has permanently switched homes from New York to LA - and these days lives a slower paced, 'ordinary' existence.' (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Liza Minnelli Returns to the Stage in Performance Alongside Michael Feinstein
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2016

Liza Minnelli returned to the stage last week, Thursday, June 9 alongside her friend Michael Feinstein at The Library at the Public in New York City. She sang four songs including Cabaret, Maybe This Time and New York, New York. Check out a video of her appearance below! (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Four: The 1990s
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2016

The fourth of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's James Rocco
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 11, 2016

James Rocco and the Ordway's BROADWAY SONGBOOK delves into KANDER & EBB & ALL THAT JAZZ with a three-day run of this popular cabaret series that leaves you with knowledge, tapping toes and a smile on your face. Find out more about the production from Rocco himself and hurry for your tickets this weekend. (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

Vital Theatre Company Extends FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the extention of FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL, a new musical with book by Sheryl Berk and Sabrina Chap and music and lyrics by Sabrina Chap, based on the book Fashion Academy by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk, authors of the popular chapter book, Peace, Love, and Cupcakes: The Cupcake Club. The production is directed by Sam Viverito and will continue performances at the Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, just east of Broadway, on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm, through February 28th. Tickets are $30.00 for regular seats and 40.00 for premium seats. For reservations and information visit or call (212) 579-0528. (more...)

Olivier Nominee HETTY FEATHER to Make U.S. Premiere in Florida
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Olivier Award nominated Rose Theatre Kingston production of Jacqueline Wilson's critically acclaimed Hetty Feather today announces an international transfer to the Asolo Repertory Theatre in Florida for a limited run from 2 to 26 June 2016. Currently enjoying a major UK tour, the production continues on to Chichester Festival Theatre on 27 January followed by Nottingham Theatre Royal, Oxford Playhouse, Leicester Curve, Rose Theatre Kingston, Southampton Mayflower Theatre, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Clywd Theatr Cymru, Orchard Theatre Dartford, Cardiff New Theatre completing the run at Cheltenham Everyman Theatre before travelling to Sarasota, Florida for its US premiere. (more...)

Vital Theatre's FASHION ACADEMY THE MUSICAL to Close Next Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Vital Theatre Company's production of FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL will play its final performance next Sunday, February 21st. (more...)

Tickets on Sale This Friday for CABARET at the Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center announced today that individual tickets for the Milwaukee premiere of Roundabout Theatre Company's CABARET will go on sale Friday, December 11 at 12:00 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli Celebrates NYE 2015 with Bad Gastein Throwback Performance
by Stage Tube - Dec 31, 2015

Liza Minnelli is ringing in the New Year with a little throwback to 1982! The legendary stage and screen star took to Facebook to share her New Year's Eve performance in Bad Gastein in celebration of tonight's festivities. Check it out below! (more...)

Sorry, Folks! Liza Minnelli Is Not, and Never Will Be, on Twitter
by Jessica Khan - Apr 29, 2016

Sorry folks, but the new Liza Minnelli Twitter account that popped up today -- @RealLizaMinnelli -- is not the legendary performer. BroadwayWorld has confirmed with the star's rep that the handle is fake; he also went on to add that 'she'll never be on Twitter.' (more...)

BWW Review: Donna McKechnie's 'Visit' with Kander & Ebb Falls Short of Expectations at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Apr 22, 2016

Ninety percent of the way through her new 54 Below show, A Visit With Kander and Ebb, Donna McKechnie delivers the unquestioned highlight of this show, “I Walk Away” (The Visit), wherein the character Claire Zachanassian ruefully explains how she accrued her fortune through the deaths of successive husbands. Phrasing is superb, vocal confident, acting strong. Unfortunately, while the show's finale “Yes!” (70, Girls, 70) is appealing for vivacity and notable lack of pretense, nothing else comes close to this satisfying parenthesis. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Brings A VISIT WITH KANDER & EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 21, 2016

Donna McKechnie is  brought her world premiere show A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below last night and BroadwayWorld was there. The show is running from April 19-22. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 18-24, Featuring Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Bright Star Sings Jeff Blumenkrantz; The Legend of New York By Salzman & Cunningham Featuring Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes; Donna McKechnie: A Visit with Kander & Ebb; 54 Celebrates The Colonial Theatre; and The Girls in White: Songs from the Show. (more...)

BWW TV: Donna McKechnie Chats A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB Cabaret at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2016

Donna McKechnie is bringing her world premiere show A VISIT WITH KANDER AND EBB to Feinstein's/54 Below from April 19 to 22. Click below to hear her talk about the upcoming event! (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Applications for 2016 Fred Ebb Award Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Fred Ebb Foundation, in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company, will present the twelfth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  Applications for the award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be accepted from June 1- 30, 2016.  The winner will be selected in November of 2016.  Eligibility criteria and Application forms can be found at the foundations website: (more...)

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