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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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THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

FLORA THE RED MENACE Plays Rising Action Theatre, Opens 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2009

Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical originally starred Liza Minnelli in the title role in her Broadway debut, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)

Hensley And Oscar To Join Bart In 'YOUNG FRANK' Tour, Begins In Providence 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2009

Broadway In Chicago is excited to announce Tony Award winners Roger Bart and Shuler Hensley will reprise the roles of Dr. Frederick Frankenstein and The Monster in the first national tour of The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein. The Chicago engagement will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre for a limited six week engagement November 3 - December 13, 2009. (more...)

Liza Minnelli To Play The MGM Grand September 25 - October 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

Liza Minnelli will showcase her dynamic talent inside the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand September 25 - October 1 at 8 p.m. each evening. (more...)

The Huntington Theatre Co Presents Maureen McGivern's A LONG AND WINDING ROAD 10/9-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2009

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American Stories - with Grammy Award winner, Broadway star, and pop icon Maureen McGovern's world premiere musical memoir A Long and Winding Road, conceived and written by Philip Himberg and Maureen McGovern and presented in cooperation with Arena Stage. (more...)

Opening Doors Theatre Company Presents SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2009

Opening Doors Theatre Company presents the 1961 musical comedy SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING - November 1-2 and 8-11. (more...)

'Dirty Blonde' Could Have Used a Little More Mae West
by Charles Shubow - Sep 11, 2009

As a famous barber once said, 'At last my arm is complete again!' This is how I feel as the 2000-2010 theater season has finally opened. (more...)

Signature Theatre Adds FIRST YOU DREAM To Its 20th Anniversary Season, Runs 9/10-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

This fall, from September 10 ? 27, Signature Theatre will continue its exploration of the music of the great songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb with a new concert performance of some of the illustrious duo?s most popular songs. Following up Signature?s highly praised 2008 Kander & Ebb Celebration, ?First You Dream? The Kander & Ebb Concert will highlight the breadth of their songbook?from their early musical Flora, the Red Menace through hits like Cabaret and Chicago to their most recent show, The Visit, one of Signature?s recent hits. The Kander & Ebb Concert will feature some of Signature and Broadway?s favorite singers accompanied by Broadway-sized 18-piece onstage orchestra in The Max Theatre. (more...)

Blickenstaff, Clow, Lewis, Murney & More Cast In FIRST YOU DREAM: The Kander And Ebb Concert 9/10-27 At Signature Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, today announced casting for the world premiere theater event 'First You Dream': The Kander & Ebb Concert, September 10 through 27, 2009. (more...)

Blickenstaff, Lewis, Murney & More Star In Signature's FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Celebration 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

The 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award winning-Signature Theatre presents the world premiere theater event First You Dream': The Music of Kander & Ebb, September 10 through 27, 2009. A tribute to Broadway's most celebrated songwriting partnership - from Cabaret to Chicago to Curtains - Signature pulls out the stops with Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Matthew Scott, and Eleasha Gamble and a 19-piece orchestra, plus staging and set design by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and choreography by Karma Camp. (more...)

FLORA THE RED MENACE Plays Rising Action Theatre, Opens 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2009

Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical originally starred Liza Minnelli in the title role in her Broadway debut, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)

Kander & Ebb's 'Flora The Red Menace' At Rising Action Theatre
by Beau Higgins - Oct 9, 2009

From Kander and Ebb, the composers of Cabaret, Chicago and New York, New York comes their first seldom seen collaboration; Flora the Red Menace. It starred a young Liza Minelli and earned her her first Tony Award for best actress at the age of 17 in 1965. (more...)

The Huntington Theatre Co Presents Maureen McGivern's A LONG AND WINDING ROAD 10/9-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2009

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American Stories - with Grammy Award winner, Broadway star, and pop icon Maureen McGovern's world premiere musical memoir A Long and Winding Road, conceived and written by Philip Himberg and Maureen McGovern and presented in cooperation with Arena Stage. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

DeMattis, Grove, Parry Cast In Long Wharf Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS, Runs 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre announces the cast of its upcoming production of The Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The play will run from October 7-November 1 on Mainstage. (more...)

FLORA THE RED MENACE Plays The Rising Action Theatre Now Thru 11/22; Audiences Delights, Critics not Convinced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2009

Flora the Red Menace will run from now until November 22 at The Rising Action Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical starred Liza Minnelli in the title role in her Broadway debut, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. This was the first collaboration between Kander and Ebb, who later wrote Broadway and Hollywood hits such as Cabaret and Chicago. (more...)

Philbin, Belzer, and Cariou Added To Orbachs' REMEMBER HOW I LOVE YOU Release Celebration, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

Regis Philbin, Richard Belzer and Len Cariou have been added to the roster of celebrities who will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues and friends at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

FLORA THE RED Plays Rising Action Theatre Through 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2009

FLORA THE RED MENACE, by the Tony Award winning team of Kander and Ebb, is currently playing at the Rising Action Theatre in Florida. The show will end its current run November 22nd. (more...)

FLORA THE RED Plays Rising Action Theatre Through 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2009

FLORA THE RED MENACE, by the Tony Award winning team of Kander and Ebb, is currently playing at the Rising Action Theatre in Florida. The show will end its current run November 22nd. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Liza Minnelli Guests On Australian Idol!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 21, 2009

Chugg Entertainment and David M. Hawkins are presenting the long awaited return of award winning superstar Liza Minnelli. Bringing her unstoppable Minnelli magic to Australia, Liza will tour nationally during October in an unmatchable concert performance. Based on her recent hit Broadway show 'Liza's At The Palace', the evening will feature an incomparable Minnelli songfest including many of her personal favorites and signature hits. The recent Tony Winner stopped by to visit Australian Idol and you can watch the segment right here on STAGE TUBE! (more...)

FLORA THE RED MENACE Plays Rising Action Theatre, Opens 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2009

Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical originally starred Liza Minnelli in the title role in her Broadway debut, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)

FLORA THE RED MENACE Plays Rising Action Theatre, Opens 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2009

Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical originally starred Liza Minnelli in the title role in her Broadway debut, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)

REVIEW: Patti LuPone performs with Orange County's Pacific Symphony
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 15, 2009

With Rob Fisher behind the podium conducting the Pacific Symphony, LuPone takes the audience for a ride through her musical theater past. As the show's title Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda suggests, the evening's selections are from musicals she either auditioned for, shows she thinks she could/should have starred in, or-as in the case of Evita-shows that made her the star she is today. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Chats 'SEX' Sequel Secrets to the Sydney Morning Herald
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2009

Minnelli spoke to the Sydney Morning Herald in advance of her weekend concerts and spilled some secrets about the upcoming Sex and the City sequel. (more...)

Liza Minnelli To Play The MGM Grand September 25 - October 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

Liza Minnelli will showcase her dynamic talent inside the Hollywood Theatre at MGM Grand September 25 - October 1 at 8 p.m. each evening. (more...)

Rivera, Alda, McKechnie Among Talent Roster For Orbach Tribute 'Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage' 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

A host of film and theater celebrities will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Philbin, Belzer, and Cariou Added To Orbachs' REMEMBER HOW I LOVE YOU Release Celebration, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

Regis Philbin, Richard Belzer and Len Cariou have been added to the roster of celebrities who will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues and friends at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

B.D. Wong, Annita Gillette & Robert Klein Join Starry 'I Love You: Love Letters' Benefit, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2009

B.D. Wong, Anita Gillette and Robert Klein have been added to the roster of celebrities who will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues and friends at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich Win 2009 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2009

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the fifth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Eric Schaeffer of the Signature Theatre on Monday, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lobby of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

Julie White To Star In New York Premiere Of Theresa Rebeck's THE UNDERSTUDY For Roundabout
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has announced the New York premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new comedy The Understudy, directed by Scott Ellis with Tony Award winner Julie White as 'Roxanne'. (more...)

B.D. Wong, Annita Gillette & Robert Klein Join Starry 'I Love You: Love Letters' Benefit, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2009

B.D. Wong, Anita Gillette and Robert Klein have been added to the roster of celebrities who will celebrate the posthumous release of Remember How I Love You: Love Letters from an Extraordinary Marriage, Jerry and Elaine Orbach's autobiographical memoir recounting their thirty year marriage, at a once-in-a-lifetime reunion of the couple's colleagues and friends at The Snapple Theater Center on Monday, November 9, 2009 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Marcy Heisler & Zina Goldrich Win 2009 Fred Ebb Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2009

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will present the fifth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters to Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich. The award, named in honor of the late award-winning lyricist Fred Ebb, will be presented by Eric Schaeffer of the Signature Theatre on Monday, November 30th from 6-8pm at a by-invitation-only ceremony in the Penthouse Lobby of The American Airlines Theater. (more...)

FLORA THE RED MENACE Plays The Rising Action Theatre Now Thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

Flora the Red Menace will run from now until November 22 at The Rising Action Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical starred Liza Minnelli in the title role in her Broadway debut, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. This was the first collaboration between Kander and Ebb, who later wrote Broadway and Hollywood hits such as Cabaret and Chicago. (more...)

FLORA THE RED Plays Rising Action Theatre Through 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

FLORA THE RED MENACE, by the Tony Award winning team of Kander and Ebb, is currently playing at the Rising Action Theatre in Florida. The show will end its current run November 22nd. (more...)

FLORA THE RED Plays Rising Action Theatre Through 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

FLORA THE RED MENACE, by the Tony Award winning team of Kander and Ebb, is currently playing at the Rising Action Theatre in Florida. The show will end its current run November 22nd. (more...)

FLORA THE RED MENACE Plays The Rising Action Theatre Now Thru 11/22; Audiences Delights, Critics not Convinced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2009

Flora the Red Menace will run from now until November 22 at The Rising Action Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical starred Liza Minnelli in the title role in her Broadway debut, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. This was the first collaboration between Kander and Ebb, who later wrote Broadway and Hollywood hits such as Cabaret and Chicago. (more...)

ENTER LAUGHING is Broadway Bound, 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2009

The New York Times has revealed that the York Theater's production of ENTER LAUGHING, based on the semi-autobiographical novel by Carl Rainer about a young actor managing his life and women, that ran off-Broadway last season will head to the Great White Way in the 2010 - 2011 season. No theater has been booked. (more...)

Kander & Ebb's SCOTTSBORO BOYS Gets 2010 Run at Vineyard, Premieres 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

The Tony Award-winning Vineyard Theatre will present the world-premiere of the new musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, with music and lyrics by Tony Award-winners John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson and directed by Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman with musical direction by David Loud. Previews begin February 12, 2010 prior to an official opening date of March 10, it has been announced by Vineyard Artistic Director Douglas Aibel. (more...)

FLORA THE RED MENACE Plays The Rising Action Theatre Now Thru 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2009

Flora the Red Menace will run from now until November 22 at The Rising Action Theatre in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Flora the Red Menace is a musical with a book by David Thompson, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical starred Liza Minnelli in the title role in her Broadway debut, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical. This was the first collaboration between Kander and Ebb, who later wrote Broadway and Hollywood hits such as Cabaret and Chicago. (more...)

The Huntington Theatre Co Presents Maureen McGivern's A LONG AND WINDING ROAD 10/9-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2009

The Huntington Theatre Company continues its 28th season - a season of American Stories - with Grammy Award winner, Broadway star, and pop icon Maureen McGovern's world premiere musical memoir A Long and Winding Road, conceived and written by Philip Himberg and Maureen McGovern and presented in cooperation with Arena Stage. (more...)

DeMattis, Grove, Parry Cast In Long Wharf Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS, Runs 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre announces the cast of its upcoming production of The Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The play will run from October 7-November 1 on Mainstage. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

Blickenstaff & Anderson et al. Lead IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at the Laurie Beechman, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2010

If It Only Runs A Minute will play the Laurie Beechman Theater on January 31st at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Cast Meets the Press
by Walter McBride - Jan 5, 2010

Tickets to the eagerly-anticipated world-premiere of the Kander and Ebb musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS went on sale Monday, January 4th, 2010. January 4th also marks the first day of rehearsals for the musical, which is directed and choregraphed by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Tickets to Cullum, Domingo & Hicks-Led SCOTTSBORO BOYS on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2010

Tickets to the eagerly-anticipated world-premiere of the Kander and Ebb musical THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will go on-sale beginning Monday, January 4th, 2010, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Vineyard Theatre's Artistic Director. Mr. Aibel also announced that January 4th also marks the first day of rehearsals for the musical, which is directed and choregraphed by Susan Stroman. (more...)

Del Shore's Black Comedy About White Trash - 'Sordid Lives'
by Beau Higgins - Jan 3, 2010

Nominated for over thirty awards, Sordid Lives won 14 Dramalogue Awards during its long run in Los Angeles. It then became a cult movie hit amongst southerners and the Gay and Lesbian Community. Most recently, it was a hit TV series on Logo starring Rue McClanahan. (more...)

Barr And Eio Join Cast Of BASED ON A TRUE STORY AT Jermyn Street
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2010

The lead roles of Will and Tom will be played by Jonathan Eio and John Barr, who will join previously announced principal Claire-Marie Hall (Les Miserables, High School Musical) in the black comedy show with music & lyrics by Christopher J. Orton and book & lyrics by Robert Gould. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Honors John Kander at Annual Gala 3/8; David Hyde Pierce Hosts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2009

John Kander, the renowned, Tony Award-winning composer of such beloved musicals as CHICAGO, CABARET, KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN and many others, will be honored by Vineyard Theatre at the company's annual Gala on Monday, March 8th beginning at 6 PM at the Hudson Theater in Manhattan, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director of Vineyard Theatre. David Hyde Pierce - Tony Award-winner for his appearance in the musical CURTAINS by John Kander and his collaborator, the late Fred Ebb - will host. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre to honor John Kander at Gala, David Hyde Pierce To Host
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2009

John Kander -- the renowned, Tony Award-winning composer of such beloved musicals as CHICAGO, CABARET, KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN and many others -- will be honored by Vineyard Theatre at the company's annual Gala on Monday, March 8th beginning at 6 PM at the Hudson Theater (145 West 44th Street) in Manhattan, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director of Vineyard Theatre. (more...)

Cullum, Domingo and Hicks Lead Kander and Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Opening 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

John Cullum, Colman Domingo and more have been announced for the upcoming production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS by the acclaimed Broadway composing team Kander and Ebb. The production will take place at the Vineyard Theatre off-Broadway and begins previews February 12th with an official opening date of March 10th. (more...)

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