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216 W. 44th St.

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In Animal Crackers, chaos ensues at the estate of Mrs. Rittenhouse when a celebrated sculpture is stolen during a party honoring the African explorer Captain Spaulding. A series of madcap Marx Brothers antics follows as the guests set out to find the burglar.

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Joy Behar Returns to ABC's THE VIEW, Starting Season 19 Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

ABC's 'The View' is ramping up for a season unlike any other with more opinions and new points of view when THE TALK show returns TODAY, SEPTEMBER 8 for Season 19. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre to Stage Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill, October 10 - November 1, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, October 12, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Akhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

A wide range of stories and voices comprise Goodman Theatre's 2015/2016 Season-a 'Big-Bold-Brilliant' line-up, beginning this month. (more...)

Northlight Theatre to Continue Season with YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You, continuing Northlight's 41st Season. You Can't Take It With You, directed by Devon de Mayo, runs November 6 - December 13, 2015 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 23, 2015
by - Oct 23, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jessie Mueller and THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC on 10/25
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 21, 2015

New Jersey Arts Center will present 'The American Songbook' on Sunday, October 25th at 7:00 pm. The star studded line-up will include Jessie Mueller. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Mueller about her career and the upcoming performance. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Stages Caryl Churchill's A NUMBER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

New Repertory Theatre announces A NUMBER by Caryl Churchill, tonight, October 10 - November 1, 2015 in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be Monday, October 12, at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Original JERSEY BOYS Cast Members Celebrate 10 Years on Broadway
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 6, 2015

Following a lively photo shoot throughout the August Wilson Theatre with photographer Walter McBride, the three talented actors sat down with BWW to share their reflections and fondest memories of their time with the show. (more...)

Jeffry Denman and Joey Sorge to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's WHITE CHRISTMAS in Portsmouth
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Two Broadway veterans are slated to star in the upcoming Ogunquit Playhouse production of the beloved holiday classic WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, December 9 to 20. (more...)

Kate Mulligan and Olivia Thirlby to Star in A.R.T.'s Premiere of New Eve Ensler Play 'O.P.C.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, begins performances of the second production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of Eve Ensler's O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), directed by Pesha Rudnick, starting on November 28 and running through January 4, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. Tickets from $25. Box Office: 617.547.8300 or visit us on line at americanrepertorytheater.org (more...)

Everyman Theatre Stages BLITHE SPIRIT, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Everyman Theatre will wrap up its 2014/15 Season with the hysterical and witty comedy Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. The production is directed by Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and will run from tonight, May 27th through June 28th. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Stages BLITHE SPIRIT, Now thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Everyman Theatre will wrap up its 2014/15 Season with the hysterical and witty comedy Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. The production is directed by Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and will run from tonight, May 27th through June 28th. (more...)

Everyman Theatre to Stage BLITHE SPIRIT, 5/27-6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Everyman Theatre will wrap up its 2014/15 Season with the hysterical and witty comedy Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward. The production is directed by Everyman Theatre's Founding Artistic Director Vincent M. Lancisi and will run from May 27th through June 28th. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Wanted to Bring 'Everything I Had Up Until the Very End'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

After an 18-month run on Broadway, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller will say goodbye to the biomusical BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING STORY tonight. (more...)

Justin Guarini to Lead Bucks County Playhouse's COMPANY, Directed by Hunter Foster
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Justin Guarini - the breakout star of AMERICAN IDOL and several Broadway musicals and plays - will return to Bucks County Playhouse as Bobby in COMPANY, May 29-June 21. (more...)

Jessie Mueller & Broadway All-Star Chorus to Perform Family Concert at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse to Hold Talk Back for NATIONAL PASTIME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) As the bats crack for the start of the baseball season next month, BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE begins its season with NATIONAL PASTIME, a new musical comedy about baseball and romance, playing April 2 to 19 at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, PA. (more...)

Akhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces the wide range of stories and voices that comprise Goodman Theatre's upcoming 2015/2016 Season-a 'Big-Bold-Brilliant' line-up beginning September 2015. (more...)

ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the launch of After Hours with Mathew Wright, its new summer cabaret series. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature five of the fiercest leading ladies in Seattle theater, Sarah Rose Davis (7/20), Laura Griffith (8/10), Cayman Ilika (8/3), Jessica Skerritt (7/27), and Katherine Strohmaier (8/17). Each will dish on their lives and careers through provocative, freewheeling interviews and sing everything from Broadway standards to pop songs, backed by Mathew Wright on piano. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Sara Bareilles & More At Convivial A.R.T. Cast Picnic For WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2015

WAITRESS: THE MUSICAL kicks back and enjoys some pie! (more...)

SUPERGIRL, BIG BANG & More Head to CBS Comic Con Panels!
by TV News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Comic-Con® 2015 will feature the most CBS show panels ever! SUPERGIRL, LIMITLESS, ZOO and EXTANT will make their San Diego debuts (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Raven-Symone Named Co-Host of ABC's THE VIEW; Watch Her Performance in SISTER ACT!
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

It's official! Raven-Symone was named co-host of 'The View,' it was announced live today on the ABC talk show. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Set 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Neo-Futurists announce their 2015-16 season alongside a slate of new artistic initiatives which explore devised theater and new works. The season includes two prime time productions: POP WAITS created by Malic White and Molly Brennan, and Mike Mother created and written by Jessica Anne. In addition, the company launches a series of year-round developmental presentations including a quarterly experimental performance workshop The Arrow created by Kurt Chiang and Lily Mooney as well as a new works residency Neo-Lab with an inaugural workshop of Saturn Returns created by Tif Harrison. The Neo-Futurists document this year of devised work exploration through Go! A Podcast about Creativity and continue another great year of the smash hit Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. All season events are held at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) in Andersonville. (more...)

John Bolton, Lesli Margherita, Mara Davi & More Will Set Sail in Broadway's DAMES AT SEA; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

nfinity Theatre Company (Anna Roberts Ostroff & Alan Ostroff), Martin Platt and David Elliott are pleased to announce that the first Broadway production of Dames at Sea will star John Bolton as The Captain/Hennesey, Mara Davi as Joan, Danny Gardner as Lucky, Eloise Kropp as Ruby, Laurence Olivier Award winner Lesli Margherita as Mona Kent, and Cary Tedder as Dick. The original 1968 production of Dames at Sea launched the career of the young ingenue playing Ruby, Bernadette Peters. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Starting Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, begins tonight, July 1, on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Frank Ferrante's Thirty Years as 'The One, The Only... Groucho!'
by Michael Dale - Jan 9, 2016

The award-winning actor has made a career out of portraying one of America's comedy originals. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Celebrates Caricature Unveiling at Sardi's
by Walter McBride - Jan 24, 2015

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL star Jessie Mueller recently had her picture added to the many Broadway caricatures at Sardi's. BroadwayWorld was on the same to bring you photos of the event, which you can check out below! (more...)

Jessie Mueller Talks Grammy Nom, WAITRESS & Recording Her Own Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

In an all-new interview in today's Hollywood Reporter, Jessie Mueller, the star of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING STORY, speaks about being a part of the show's original cast recording (more...)

BWW Interview: One Fine Year- Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Reflects on Time in BEAUTIFUL, Working on WAITRESS & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 19, 2015

The cast of the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful just celebrated the show's one year anniversary. Since opening on Broadway on January 12, 2014, Beautiful has broken all box office records at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it recently became the highest grossing production in the theatre's history. Leading the company is Tony winner Jessie Mueller, who has been with the show all along the way. Mueller just chatted with BroadwayWorld about her year as Carole King, working with Sara Bareiless on her new WAITRESS musical, performing at the Kennedy Center Honors, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Hunter Foster Will Return to Bucks County Playhouse to Direct NATIONAL PASTIME & COMPANY; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Three musicals and two plays - along with the return of the 2nd OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL for lyricists - will comprise the historic BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE's 76th anniversary season in New Hope, Pa. starting in April, it has been announced by the Playhouse's producing team of Tony Award-winning producers, Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards - Bradford A. Love Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Massive Collection of Vintage Movie Memorabilia Up for Auction 12/17 with Profiles in History
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

?The scheduled December 17th, 2014 auction will be a one-time opportunity, for collectors to possess the ultimate best of the best. Included in the forthcoming auction, are over 196,000+ vintage movie lobby cards, posters and other ephemera from over 44,000 films from 1907 to present day. A pre-auction estimate of $6,000,000 - $8,000,000 is projected for the world's largest single most comprehensive private collection of genuine movie memorabilia extant. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Rock Out with POP WAITS This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Who are you? What are we? Do I repeat the chorus or hit the bridge? Explore these questions and more at The Neo-Futurists' upcoming show, POP WAITS. The show opens Monday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Audiences can tap their inner rock stars by enrolling in Malic and Molly's special class, 'We Could Be Heroes': A Neo-Futurist and Monsterclown Devising Workshop. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Music Hall & Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse are pleased to announce four Broadway veterans to star in the beloved holiday classic White Christmas at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, December 9 to 20. Jeffry Denman will reprise his role as Phil Davis, which he played to critical acclaim on Broadway, Joey Sorge will play Bob Wallace, Kate Loprest debuts as Betty Haynes, and Vanessa Sonon plays Judy Haynes in this heartwarming musical adaptation that features the book by David Ives and Paul Blake and seventeen Irving Berlin songs including 'Blue Skies,' 'Sisters,' 'Count Your Blessings,' and the perennial favorite, 'White Christmas.' (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

DEATHTRAP at Everyman Theatre - HO HO HO...A Whodunit for the Holidays!
by Charles Shubow - Dec 19, 2014

Ira Levin murder mystery is packed with mayhem and macabre. (more...)

Massive Collection of Vintage Movie Memorabilia Up for Auction Today with Profiles in History
by Movies News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Today's December 17th, 2014 auction will be a one-time opportunity, for collectors to possess the ultimate best of the best. Included in the forthcoming auction, are over 196,000+ vintage movie lobby cards, posters and other ephemera from over 44,000 films from 1907 to present day. A pre-auction estimate of $6,000,000 - $8,000,000 is projected for the world's largest single most comprehensive private collection of genuine movie memorabilia extant. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards
by - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards - Justin Scott Brown Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

Eleasha Gamble, Jack Willis & More Added to Arena Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces artist additions for the 2015/16 season, with select cast and creative team members announced for Destiny of Desire, Oliver!, Sweat and All the Way as part of the theater's 66th season. (more...)

Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Set for CVRep, 8/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante will recreate his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in his fast paced 90 minute, hilarious production of Frank Ferrante - An Evening With Groucho to be presented at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre in Rancho Mirage, August 28, 29, and 30. (more...)

Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Set for CVRep This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante will recreate his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in his fast paced 90 minute, hilarious production of Frank Ferrante - An Evening With Groucho to be presented at the Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre in Rancho Mirage, this weekend, August 28, 29, and 30. (more...)

Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd to Return to ABC's THE VIEW; Full Team Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

ABC's “The View” is ramping up for a season unlike any other with more opinions and new points of view when the talk show returns on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 for Season 19. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins Tonight at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Gloucester Stage presents Annie Baker's The Flick from tonight, August 20 through September 12 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, follows three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts as they mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state while also revealing touching and funny truths about their search for identity. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles of the movie theater, becoming more compelling than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. In The Flick playwright Annie Baker uses keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye to create a funny and heartfelt cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Flick, Ms. Baker also received the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Playwriting. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winner THE FLICK Begins 8/20 at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Gloucester Stage presents Annie Baker's The Flick from August 20 through September 12 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Flick, follows three underpaid employees of a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts as they mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35-millimeter film projectors in the state while also revealing touching and funny truths about their search for identity. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles of the movie theater, becoming more compelling than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. In The Flick playwright Annie Baker uses keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye to create a funny and heartfelt cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world. In addition to winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Flick, Ms. Baker also received the Susan Smith Blackburn Award and an Obie Award for Playwriting. (more...)

Joey Slotnick, Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen's New Improvised Show IN THE ROOM Set for Lookingglass This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents In the Room, a special event developed by Lookingglass Ensemble member Joey Slotnick and artistic collaborators Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen. In the Room will be presented for three nights only, tonight, April 30 - May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Joey Slotnick, Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen's New Improvised Show IN THE ROOM Set for Lookingglass This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents In the Room, a special event developed by Lookingglass Ensemble member Joey Slotnick and artistic collaborators Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen.  In the Room will be presented for three nights only, April 30 - May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors' NET of Bucks County's GROUCHO: A LIFE IN REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Marx Brothers hijinks and hilarity reign supreme as the award-winning Actors' NET of Bucks County presents the musical comedy, Groucho: A Life in Revue. (more...)

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