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Vesper Soon Serving Exclusive Business Lunch in Center City...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

To the Ladies and Gentleman of Philadelphia Who Lunch: Vesper (Center City Philadelphia), the talk of the town after opening a few months back, is finally extending its hours to include lunch, starting Sept 8, 2015. Since opening, Vesper has been constantly receiving inquiries from guests about when they will be open for lunch. While the Philly food and restaurant scene is growing more bountiful every year, there is still a shortage of options for fine business lunches, and Vesper has just answered this need. (more...)

BWW Review: MISSIONARY POSITION - A Delightful Period Romp
by Lynn Beaver - Sep 14, 2015

Glass Half Full Theatre's original production of MISSIONARY POSITION: PLEASURE JOURNEYS FOR THE INTREPID LADY EXPLORER playing at Salvage Vanguard Theatre is a pure pleasure to experience on many levels.With an ensemble cast of three, and running at 40 minutes, not a moment is wasted in keeping the audience entertained. Lady Hortense (Jay Byrd) welcomes patrons in the lobby, engaging everyone in amusing conversation and then takes the lead, ushering everyone into the theatre. On stage we find our intrepid lady explorers posed in large frames, the effect is charming. The extremely witty Lady Hortense welcomes the audience to 'The Ladies Symposium Where Ladies Share Knowledge With Ladies' and introduces the guest speakers. (more...)

The Ten Tenors Set for Harris Center, 11/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Home for the Holidays is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate audiences. Join Australia's rockstars of the opera as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Reaction to the Recent Rita Wilson and Molly Ringwald Cafe Carlyle Shows Reveal Much About How We View Singing Celebrities
by Stephen Hanks - Oct 27, 2014

Rita Wilson and Molly Ringwald deserve a lot of credit for being gutsy enough to go out of their comfort zones as performers and venture into the intimate, sometimes scary art from known as cabaret, where you're always live and can't rely on extra takes. It's also obvious that they've worked very hard at becoming the best vocalists they can possibly be. They have just as much right to live out their cabaret performing fantasies as, oh, about 75 percent of the 'singers' booking shows in cabaret room all over the New York. If Wilson and Ringwald weren't bold-faced names would their singing really be considered good enough to merit them gigs (and extended ones at that) at the Cafe Carlyle? And if they weren't celebrities, would they be receiving such breathlessly positive reviews from critics, some of who should know better? (more...)

Alice Ripley Jeff Goldblum, Christine Ebersole, and More Bring Cabarets to The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

For two weeks in December, the Lovelace Studio Theatre at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will be transformed into the intimate nightclub world of Cabaret. This brand-new series will bring some of today's most heralded cabaret acts today to The Wallis for the first time including Amanda McBroom, Christine Andreas, Alice Ripley, Freda Payne, Melissa Manchester, Ute Lemper and Jeff Goldblum. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Studios Inaugurates with Richard Gray's HERE'S TO THE LADIES
by Jay Irwin - Oct 13, 2014

The new performance/rehearsal/training space in town launched last night with their inaugural performance by hosting an evening of the works of local musical theater composer Richard Gray with "Here's To the Ladies". Gray and some of the most talented women in town got together to explore Gray's work and send off this new space with a bang. And all those in attendance knew they were watching something extra special. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SET's RATTLESNAKES Strikes Fast, Then Slows Down
by Christi Esterle - Oct 10, 2014

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BWW Review: COMPANY Visits Adelaide After A Long Absence And Is Most Welcome
by Barry Lenny - Nov 8, 2015

After a sixteen-year absence from the Adelaide theatre scene, Stephen Sondheim's musical about relationships, Company, is getting an airing. (more...)

The Ten Tenors Set for Harris Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Home for the Holidays is a magical experience for the whole family that will dazzle, delight and captivate audiences. Join Australia's rockstars of the opera as they amaze and enthrall with their unique selection of traditional and contemporary seasonal favorites. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 11/21 Part 2- IF/THEN Tour, CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE, and More!
by Sally Henry - Nov 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our November 21 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

VIDEO: Alanis Morissette Performs 'Jagged Little Pill' Medley on THE TALK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

he singing superstar performed a medley of “Perfect” and “Ironic,' from her Grammy-award winning album “Jagged Little Pill” today on “The Talk.” (more...)

VIDEO: David Steinberg Chats 'Inside Comedy' & Johnny Carson on THE TALK
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

David Steinberg stopped by CBS's THE TALK to discuss Showtime's 'Inside Comedy.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Crown City Theatre Brings Back A Thoroughly Well Revised BIG GAY NORTH HOLLYWOOD WEDDING
by Don Grigware - May 20, 2014

It's always nice to revisit a show and see a 100% improvement. Such is the case with the rewritten spoof A Big Gay North Hollywood Wedding at Crown City Theatre, which opened May 15 for an extended run, at least throughout the summer. The first time around - 2009 - (review below) I noticed a lot of missed opportunities for big laughs. With an exceedingly strong cast and a really sturdy ending which puts the whole issue of being gay centerstage in a totally positive way, this new version hits the top. (more...)

Craig Pomranz Comes to Sophie's New York Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

From Mick Jagger's Angie to Mel Torme's Lulu, Craig will take you on an exploration of women in song! Some of the most beloved songs are a tribute to a particular woman and a particular story. From serious to deliriously silly, and from start to finish, this is a party you won't Craig Pomranz, reminiscent of Johnny Mathis, Chet Baker and Little Jimmy Scott, one of the dreamiest voices in the music industry joins the new club Sophie's New York! with his new show 'Here's To the Ladies…' (more...)

Judi Mark's DANCING THROUGH LIFE Set for Laurie Beechman, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

It's easy to find big Broadway-type productions in gorgeous old theaters carrying hefty ticket prices. But what's harder to unearth are the off-Broadway gems, those rare performances that come through the city for a night or two every couple of months. (more...)

GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY Headed to LA, Vegas and Boston
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

GO FIGURE! Productions, LLC is thrilled to announce the world premiere of GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY, starring World Champion Figure Skater Randy Gardner and written & directed by Josh Ravetch (the co-creator and director of Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Dick Van Dyke's, Step In Time, and long distance swimmer, Diana Nyad's, ONWARD!). GO FIGURE! will preview on Thursday, May 14 at 8:00pm and will open today, May 15 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, June 14th before moving on to West Hollywood, Las Vegas and Boston where it will appear in concert with the 2016 Ice Skating World Championships. (more...)

GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY Heads to LA, Vegas and Boston
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

GO FIGURE! Productions, LLC is thrilled to announce the world premiere of GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY, starring World Champion Figure Skater Randy Gardner and written & directed by Josh Ravetch (the co-creator and director of Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Dick Van Dyke's, Step In Time, and long distance swimmer, Diana Nyad's, ONWARD!). GO FIGURE! will preview tonight, May 14 at 8:00pm and will open on Friday, May 15 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, June 14th before moving on to West Hollywood, Las Vegas and Boston where it will appear in concert with the 2016 Ice Skating World Championships. Opening Weekend Special Guest Artists will be Mr. Gardner's skating partner of 45 years, Tai Babilonia and Olympic Figure Skating Royalty, Gold Medalist, Dorothy Hamill with other special guests to be announced during the run of this production. (more...)

Hotsy Totsy Burlesque to Pay Tribute to the Ladies of Disney, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Cherry Pitz is your Fairy God Mother! And she wants to make everyone's dream come true, for Handsome Brad, AKA Prince Charming, is seeing all the Disney Princess loose their inhibitions and take it off! Right here and right now at the Slipper Room! (more...)

BWW Review: LIFERS Showcases Award-Winning Fringe Companies
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 22, 2015

Argos Productions and Happy Medium Theatre collaborate to present a cast of experienced fringe actors in LIFERS by John Shea and Maureen Cornell. A comedy about change set in a family restaurant in the summer of 2004, one week before the no smoking law goes into effect in Massachusetts, the slice of life story gives us something to chew on with characters we can care about. (more...)

East Lynne to Present OUR AMERICAN COUSIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

One-hundred-and-fifty-years ago, on Good Friday, April 14, 1865, President and Mrs. Lincoln attended 'Our American Cousin' at Ford's Theatre in Washington D.C. During the third act, John Wilkes Booth entered the President's box to fire the fatal shot. (more...)

Scoop: I WANNA MARRY HARRY on FOX - Today, June 10, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 9, 2014

Get all the scoop on I WANNA MARRY HARRY, airing on FOX on today, June 10, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: I WANNA MARRY HARRY on FOX - Tonight, June 3, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 3, 2014

Get all the scoop on I WANNA MARRY HARRY, airing on FOX tonight, June 3, 2014 (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 6/29/2014
by BWW - Jun 29, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/29/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 6/22/2014
by BWW - Jun 22, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/22/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Scoop: I WANNA MARRY HARRY on FOX - Today, June 3, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on I WANNA MARRY HARRY, airing on FOX on today, June 3, 2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews: CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES - Top of Your 'Must-See' List
by Jimmy Ferraro - Jun 18, 2014

Definitely see "Church Basement Ladies" and this incredible new space. ...the outstanding performances, character bonding and the truths of these four women will resonate. The sold-out audience was enthralled the night I went, appreciative at seeing professional performers shining on a brand new stage. As for the Jimmy Ferraro Studio Theatre, it looks like it will be a New Port Richey touchstone for a long time to come. And with that, we all would like to say to Mr. Ferraro as well as to the cast and crew of "Church Basement Ladies": Welcome home! (more...)

Scoop: I WANNA MARRY HARRY on FOX - Tonight, June 10, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 10, 2014

Get all the scoop on I WANNA MARRY HARRY, airing on FOX tonight, June 10, 2014! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 7/06/2014
by BWW - Jul 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/06/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 7/27/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/27/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Craig Pomranz to Return to The Gardenia Restaurant & Lounge with HERE'S TO THE LADIES, 2/21-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Winner of New York's 'Best Male Vocalist 2012', Craig Pomranz will return to The Gardenia Restaurant & Lounge with 'Here's To the Ladies: An exploration of women's names in song...' on July 24th and 25th, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT Examines the Exquisite Perversity of the Human Heart
by Shari Barrett - Jul 19, 2014

The world premiere of Peter Lefcourt's play THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT takes an in-depth and often comic look at two couples, a pair of ex-spouses and their new mates. When the four get together for the first time in years, it blows up in a delightful mess of romantic complications proving you should never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. (more...)

Rosie, Liza, Audra, Bernadette & More Remember Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch; All of Thursday's Reactions
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 17, 2014

Upon learning of the passing of Tony and Emmy winner Elaine Stritch, many of her friends, colleagues, and fans expressed their sorrow at the unexpected news. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 7/13/2014
by BWW - Jul 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/13/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Tradition Continues- Checking In with the Recipients of Last Season's Gypsy Robes!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Today, we celebrate all the performers that earned the right to wear the robe this past season, including Tracee Beazer, Jess LeProtto, Jeremy Davis, Barrett Martin, Katie Webber, Cameron Adams, Jennie Ford, Ron Todorowski, Lainie Sakakura, Joseph Medeiros, and Matt Wall. Read below, as they reflect on what the honor meant to them! (more...)

Investigation Discovery Premieres New Series HANDSOME DEVILS Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The ten-episode first season of HANDSOME DEVILS premieres tonight, July 10 at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery. (more...)

Investigation Discovery to Premiere New Series HANDSOME DEVILS, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The ten-episode first season of HANDSOME DEVILS premieres Thursday, July 10 at 9/8c on Investigation Discovery. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Ladies Rule in Cabrillo Music Theatre's COMPANY
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 26, 2015

A noticeably long, drawn-out silence opens Cabrillo Music Theatre's production of COMPANY as 35-year old Robert (Alxander Jon) comes home to his empty New York bachelor pad. It is the final moment of solitude before the coordinated cacophony of voices begins in Nick DeGruccio's sleekly directed revival of Stephen Sondheim (music & lyrics) and George Furth's (book) 1970 classic. (more...)

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Shines Even Brighter Across Global Culinary Scene
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Jan. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C retained 12 of its coveted Michelin Stars in 2015, with Azure 45 at The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo awarded its first Michelin Star. The thirteen stars across seven restaurants in six hotels within Asia and Europe, reaffirmed the luxury hotel company's status as a leader in culinary excellence and innovation.From Abama to Barcelona, Wolfsburg to Tokyo to Hong Kong, leading Ritz-Carlton restaurants continue to compete favorably on the global stage amongst the world's finest dining establishments. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Feb. 28 - HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, PIPPIN, MEMPHIS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

VIDEO: Brave Krysta Rodriguez Shaves Head; Continues Blogging Cancer Battle
by Stage Tube - Feb 27, 2015

Broadway veteran Krysta Rodriguez (FIRST DATE) recently announced her breast cancer diagnosis and founded a new blog, titled 'ChemoCouture.' In her latest post, 'Here's To the Ladies Who Bzzzzzzzzzzzzz,' Rodriguez posted a time lapse video of her head shave. Check out the video below! (more...)

KATHY KOSINS: THE LADIES OF COOL Set for Harris Center, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Vocalist Kathy Kosins is an ASCAP award winning songwriter and record producer who has won the hearts of critics and fans around the globe with her eclectic musical palette that expands the rich history of jazz. In a multimedia concert salute The Ladies of Cool Kathy brings to life the extraordinary artistry of the great singers of 40s and 50s 'cool,' Anita O'Day, June Christy, Chris Connor and Julie London to the Harris Center for the Arts audiences. This concert includes presentation of vintage and rarely seen photographs and historical facts about each of these ladies, plus stories of the songs themselves, with photographs of the songwriters who created them. (more...)

BWW Review: JOHN LLOYD YOUNG Rocks Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal for the Eighth Consecutive Sellout Engagement
by Don Grigware - Dec 31, 2015

Actor/singer John Lloyd Young, best known for his Tony-winning portrayal of Frankie Valli in the original Broadway musical Jersey Boys and for his performance in the 2014 film, has performed eight record-breaking sell-out headlining engagements at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal since October 2014. His December 29th performance was once again sold out, with people waiting in line outside in the bitter cold for hours, and was attended by fans from all over the world, including a small Asian contingent from Japan and Germany. It is absolutely amazing to see how enthusiastically the fans respond to his first entrance onstage, and how they scream and stand up after many of the show's songs. He is revered and idolized almost as much as yesteryear's Elvis or Michael Jackson. (more...)

Bryan Rabin & Adam Bravin to Present Giorgio's New Year's Eve with Joey Arias
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Producer Bryan Rabin and DJ Adam XII celebrate the end of the year at, Giorgio's, A Modern Discotheque on Wednesday December 31, 2014 at The Standard Hotel in Hollywood (8300 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069) (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 8/03/2014
by BWW - Aug 3, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/03/2014 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

New Novel by Nicki Chen is Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

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Hotsy Totsy Burlesque Pays Tribute to the Ladies of Disney Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Cherry Pitz is your Fairy God Mother! And she wants to make everyone's dream come true, for Handsome Brad, AKA Prince Charming, is seeing all the Disney Princess loose their inhibitions and take it off! Right here and right now at the Slipper Room! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ArtsWest's ANGRY HOUSEWIVES a Bit Shaky but Still Fun
by Jay Irwin - Apr 26, 2015

It's been quite some time since everyone's favorite Mom-laden punk band has graced a Seattle stage, but those "Angry Housewives" are back at ArtsWest. And while appearing to need a little more rehearsal and settling in time and still with a script that feels a bit hackneyed at times, the show with its ridiculous and infectious personalities still makes for a very fun night. Set the way back machine to the mid 80's as we find four suburban women looking to break free from their hum drum lives. Bev (Heather Hawkins) is newly widowed and broke. Carol (Ann Cornelius) is divorced, almost just as broke and desperate for love. Jetta (Chelsea LeValley) is a new Mom with an uptight and controlling husband (Mark Tyler Miller). And Wendi (Janet McWilliams) is a bit of a dreamer who's just looking for her next big thing. So when Bev's money problems become too much, the four band together to do the only thing they can do to make some money, enter a contest for the best punk rock band at a local club, of course. The show with book by A.M. Collins and music and lyrics by Chad Henry has a few script problems. The dialog can get a bit cliche and the story is about as predictable as a sit-com. And the production itself looked to need a bit more rehearsal time as its musical numbers were killer but its scene work and transitions were rocky at best. But I'm sure that will settle in time. But beyond all its problems the show is still fun and it's clear to see why it continued to run for so long back in the 80's and 90's. The ensemble is terrific and obviously having a blast up there. The four male counterparts To the Ladies are superb. Miller is delightfully out of touch and chauvinistic. So much so that I felt the audience turning on him at one point but he managed to get them back during his song of redemption. Jeff Orton as Wendi's sailboat obsessed boyfriend and Brian Lange as the club owner Lewd Fingers each nailed their characters and their duet reminiscing on their past love was a real crowd pleaser. And Trent Moury as Bev's teenage son and his lamenting doo wop number about his too cool Mom practically stopped the show. But it's the ladies who completely kill in the show with their hilarious Mom-centric punk style. Especially LeValley's amazing lead vocals and dimwitted character and Cornelius' sultry ode to her lacking love life. Sure, the show wasn't rock solid the night I saw it but I have faith it'll get better with time and it still managed to be a sublimely silly rockin' good time. And so with my three letter rating system I'm giving "Angry housewives" a YAY on credit (which I'm sure they will live up to with all that potential). So go "eat your f***ing Cornflakes" and get out to catch the Angry Housewives before we lose them for another decade. "Angry Housewives" performs at ArtsWest through May 24th. For tickets or information contact the ArtsWest box office at 206-938-0339 or visit them online at www.artswest.org. (more...)

GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY Headed to LA, Vegas and Boston
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

GO FIGURE! Productions, LLC is thrilled to announce the world premiere of GO FIGURE! THE RANDY GARDNER STORY, starring World Champion Figure Skater Randy Gardner and written & directed by Josh Ravetch (the co-creator and director of Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking, Dick Van Dyke's, Step In Time, and long distance swimmer, Diana Nyad's, ONWARD!). GO FIGURE! will preview on Thursday, May 14 at 8:00pm and will open on Friday, May 15 at 8:00pm and will run through Sunday, June 14th before moving on to West Hollywood, Las Vegas and Boston where it will appear in concert with the 2016 Ice Skating World Championships. (more...)

BWW Review: THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION is a Treasure Trove for All Theatre Fans; Available 4/14
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 13, 2015

Tomorrow is a day for celebration, musical theatre fans, as Image Entertainment releases THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION. This collection includes some of the most glorious productions of the musical theatre icon's works. Ranging from original Broadway casts to starry-concerts, THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION includes DVDs of five of Sondheim's most influential shows, and a sixth disc of the master's 80th Birthday Concert. (more...)

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