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Molaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists SeasonMolaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

92nd Street Y has announced the 2011 line-up for Lyrics & LyricistsTM, its celebrated American Songbook series. Deborah Grace Winer will return for her third season as artistic director of the series. Guest artistic directors of the season's individual concerts will be John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, David Loud, Ted Chapin, and Amanda Green; Winer will create one of the season's shows as well. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Returns to Joe's Pub in BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, 5/1-3Leslie Kritzer Returns to Joe's Pub in BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, 5/1-3
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

She came, she sang, she conquered! Broadway's Leslie Kritzer returns to Joe's Pub in an all-new show co-written by Randy Blair and Leslie Kritzer with music director Vadim Feichtner, called Leslie Kritzer's Senior Year- following her sensational award-winning 2006 S.R.O. debut Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches in which The New York Times hailed her as ‘a powerful young singer' in a ‘wonderful new act,' and TimeOut NY proclaimed 'Kritzer doesn't just shine in her talk-of-the-town new show-she explodes like a supernova.' Backed by a 4-piece band led by music director/pianist Vadim Feichtner, expect riots out on Lafayette Street for this diva lover's delight. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman Among Performers Set for Joe's Pub, 5/1 -5/6Jackie Hoffman Among Performers Set for Joe's Pub, 5/1 -5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

Joe's Pub Announces its line up for the week of May 1 - May 6. MAY 1-6: LORI LIEBERMAN Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 PM Best known for the hit song, Killing Me Softly, Liebman's honest and heartfelt lyrics, coupled with her haunting, and beautiful melodies, cut through to the heart of the listener. (more...)

Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman Join Cast of Paper Mill's CURTAINSKim Zimmer, Robert Newman Join Cast of Paper Mill's CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for Curtains. Directed by Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, Curtains will run at the Millburn theater from April 27 through May 22, 2011. Family Week is April 27 through May 1 and during this period, children 18 and under receive half off the regular ticket price (certain restrictions apply). Curtains is generously supported by a gift from Allen and Joan Bildner. Curtains is a co-production with Theatre Under The Stars in Houston, Texas. (more...)

Robert Newman to Lead CURTAINS at the Hobby Center Beginning 3/29; Cast AnnouncedRobert Newman to Lead CURTAINS at the Hobby Center Beginning 3/29; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the cast selected to lead the TUTS and Houston debut of the Broadway smash hit, Curtains, scheduled to play March 29 - April 10 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Visits Universal Orlando ResortJesse Tyler Ferguson Visits Universal Orlando Resort
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Actor and star of the hit TV series, "Modern Family," Jesse Tyler Ferguson joked around with Woody Woodpecker while being hosted with boyfriend Justin Mikita at Universal Orlando Resort on March 25, 2011. The couple experienced both of Universal Orlando's theme parks while on vacation, stopping to ride the Incredible Hulk coaster and enjoy lunch at Three Broomsticks at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Kritzer in NEWSICAL: FULL SPIN AHEADPhoto Flash: Leslie Kritzer in NEWSICAL: FULL SPIN AHEAD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

Two-time Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, whose Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray, will join the cast of Newsical: Full Spin Ahead beginning March 25, 2011. She steps in for Christine Pedi, who has injured her ankle. Kritzer will perform through April 23. Pedi will return on April 24. (more...)

New Classics Presents Hangin' Up My Heart in MarchNew Classics Presents Hangin' Up My Heart in March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2011

The New Classics Series returns on Sunday, March 27th at 7:00 p.m. with Michael Schwartz' play Hangin' Up My Heart, directed by Michael Fuller and performed in the Henry Heymann Theatre at the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland. (more...)

California Central Coast's Theatre March Madness!California Central Coast's Theatre March Madness!
by Curt Miner - Mar 26, 2011

As we come to the beginning of April here on the California Central Coast, I trust your plans include availing yourself of at least a couple of the several theatrical offerings that are being presented for your viewing pleasure (or shortly will be) at any number of the live theatre and performance venues here on the Central Coast! (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Joins Cast of NEWSICAL: FULL SPIN AHEAD, 3/25Leslie Kritzer Joins Cast of NEWSICAL: FULL SPIN AHEAD, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Two-time Drama Desk nominee Leslie Kritzer, whose Broadway credits include Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde and Hairspray, will join the cast of Newsical: Full Spin Ahead beginning March 25, 2011. She steps in for Christine Pedi, who has injured her ankle. Kritzer will perform through April 23. Pedi will return on April 24. (more...)

20th-Century Opera Takes Center Stage in New York City Opera's 2010-2011 Season20th-Century Opera Takes Center Stage in New York City Opera's 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

New York City Opera General Manager and Artistic Director George Steel today announced the company's 2010-2011 season, which spotlights American composers and 20th-century works within a mix of world premieres, New York premieres and new productions. Offering audiences the opportunity to experience new and rarely performed operas as well as modern interpretations of traditional repertoire, the 2010-2011 season will also feature the launch of a concert series showcasing the non-operatic works of several of the composers of this season's operas. Taking advantage of the possibilities offered by the recent renovation of the company's home, the David H. Koch Theater, the concert series expands the repertoire and programming of City Opera and casts new light on the season's productions. (more...)

20th-Century Opera Takes Center Stage in New York City Opera's 2010-2011 Season20th-Century Opera Takes Center Stage in New York City Opera's 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

New York City Opera General Manager and Artistic Director George Steel today announced the company's 2010-2011 season, which spotlights American composers and 20th-century works within a mix of world premieres, New York premieres and new productions. Offering audiences the opportunity to experience new and rarely performed operas as well as modern interpretations of traditional repertoire, the 2010-2011 season will also feature the launch of a concert series showcasing the non-operatic works of several of the composers of this season's operas. Taking advantage of the possibilities offered by the recent renovation of the company's home, the David H. Koch Theater, the concert series expands the repertoire and programming of City Opera and casts new light on the season's productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: CURTAINS at Paper Mill Playhouse!Photo Flash: CURTAINS at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for Curtains. Directed by Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, Curtains will run at the Millburn theater from April 27 through May 22, 2011. Family Week is April 27 through May 1 and during this period, children 18 and under receive half off the regular ticket price (certain restrictions apply). Curtains is generously supported by a gift from Allen and Joan Bildner. Curtains is a co-production with Theatre Under The Stars in Houston, Texas. Press opening is set for Sunday, May 1st at 7:00pm. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer Returns to Joe's Pub in BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, 5/1-2Leslie Kritzer Returns to Joe's Pub in BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, 5/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

She came, she sang, she conquered! Broadway's Leslie Kritzer returns to Joe's Pub in an all-new show co-written by Randy Blair and Leslie Kritzer with music director Vadim Feichtner, called Leslie Kritzer's Senior Year- following her sensational award-winning 2006 S.R.O. debut Leslie Kritzer is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches in which The New York Times hailed her as ‘a powerful young singer' in a ‘wonderful new act,' and TimeOut NY proclaimed 'Kritzer doesn't just shine in her talk-of-the-town new show-she explodes like a supernova.' Backed by a 4-piece band led by music director/pianist Vadim Feichtner, expect riots out on Lafayette Street for this diva lover's delight. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman Among Performers Set for Joe's Pub, 5/1 -5/6Jackie Hoffman Among Performers Set for Joe's Pub, 5/1 -5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

Joe's Pub Announces its line up for the week of May 1 - May 6. MAY 1-6: LORI LIEBERMAN Sunday, May 1 at 7:30 PM Best known for the hit song, Killing Me Softly, Liebman's honest and heartfelt lyrics, coupled with her haunting, and beautiful melodies, cut through to the heart of the listener. (more...)

Saturday Night on the Town Presents BLUE COLLAR BAY & SURF AVENUE, 4/23Saturday Night on the Town Presents BLUE COLLAR BAY & SURF AVENUE, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

New York actor, Stephen Axelrod, brings his acclaimed one-man shows to PFAA. Stephen's newest presentation, Surf Avenue, a variation and continuation of Blue Collar Bay, will be performed in tandem on the same evening. Each show runs about 60 minutes, for a full evening of theatre. (more...)

Music Theatre of Connecticut Adds Performance of MY WAY, 4/17Music Theatre of Connecticut Adds Performance of MY WAY, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage is proud to present 'My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' by David Grapes and Todd Olson. A drop-dead, too-good-to miss musical revue featuring over fifty songs recorded by 'Old Blue Eyes,' this limited engagement of 'My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' is currently in production. Due to popular demand, an additional performance has been added on Sunday, April 17 at 7pm. (more...)

Donna McKechnie to Return to Laurie Beechman 4/4Donna McKechnie to Return to Laurie Beechman 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

The Laurie Beechman Theatre has announced that Tony Award-winner DONNA McKECHNIE, one of Broadway's most beloved and esteemed performers, will return to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with her critically-acclaimed solo show, My Musical Comedy Life, which will play the midtown venue on Monday, April 4th at 8pm. Currently co-starring off-Broadway in Love, Loss & What I Wore, Ms. McKechnie returns to The Beechman for one night only. (more...)

Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE CROWD'S AT EL MOROCCO, 4/30-5/2Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE CROWD'S AT EL MOROCCO, 4/30-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2011

Once upon a time, right here in New York City, storied clubs - swanky hotel supper clubs, zebra-striped celebrity showcases, smoky after-hour boîtes - ruled the night. Places like The Stork Club, Copacabana, Persian Room and Latin Quarter (run by Lou Walters, father of Barbara ) were meccas where songwriters, singers and society mingled and fueled American popular music. Author and Lyrics & LyricistsTM series artistic director Deborah Grace Winer takes the helm as artistic director/writer/host for The Crowd's at El Morocco: The Heyday of the New York Nightclubs, on April 30 and May 1, 2. Joining her are vocalists Debby Boone, La Tanya Hall, James Naughton, Billy Stritch and Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Company Presents Ray Romano Live For One Night Only 6/7Reprise Theatre Company Presents Ray Romano Live For One Night Only 6/7
by Kassie Rivera - Apr 29, 2011

Reprise Theatre Company presents Ray Romano Live for one performance only on Tuesday, June 7 at 8:00 pm, at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. Ticket sales from Ray Romano Live support Reprise's mission to produce musical theatre of the highest artistic quality and to make this art form accessible to new audiences through education and outreach programs. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Leslie Kritzer is NOW Leslie Kritzer at Joe's PubBWW Interviews: Leslie Kritzer is NOW Leslie Kritzer at Joe's Pub
by Adrienne Onofri - Apr 29, 2011

We chat with Broadway baby Kritzer, who relives her 1990s Jersey high school years in her new cabaret act. (more...)

City Center & JALC Announce Cotton Club Parade 11/18-22City Center & JALC Announce Cotton Club Parade 11/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2011

Today, on the eve of 112th anniversary of Duke Ellington's birth, New York City Center and Jazz at Lincoln Center are pleased to announce a new producing partnership that will combine the organizations' specialties: musical theater and jazz. (more...)

BABY IT'S YOU Opens Tonight!BABY IT'S YOU Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

The new Broadway musical Baby It's You! tells the inspiring story of Florence Greenberg, the woman who changed the recording world forever when she discovered The Shirelles and created Scepter Records, becoming the music industry's first female powerhouse. Starring Tony Award winner Beth Leavel as Greenberg, conceived by Floyd Mutrux, directed by Floyd Mutrux and Sheldon Epps, and written by Tony nominated book writers Mutrux and Colin Escott, the team behind Broadway's Million Dollar Quartet, Baby It's You! began performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) Saturday, March 26, 2011, and opens TONIGHT, April 27, 2011, at 6:30pm. Baby It's You! features a cast of 19 that includes Allan Louis, Geno Henderson, Erica Ash, Kelli Barrett, Kyra DaCosta, Crystal Starr Knighton, Barry Pearl, Christina Sajous, Brandon Uranowitz, Alison Cimmet, Erica Dorfler, Berlando Drake, Adam Heller, Jahi A. Kearse, Annette Moore, Zachary Prince, Ken Robinson and Chelsea Morgan Stock. (more...)

Kim Zimmer, Robert Newman Join Cast of Paper Mill's CURTAINSKim Zimmer, Robert Newman Join Cast of Paper Mill's CURTAINS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for Curtains. Directed by Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter, Curtains will run at the Millburn theater from April 27 through May 22, 2011. Family Week is April 27 through May 1 and during this period, children 18 and under receive half off the regular ticket price (certain restrictions apply). Curtains is generously supported by a gift from Allen and Joan Bildner. Curtains is a co-production with Theatre Under The Stars in Houston, Texas. (more...)

Daniel Marcus Featured in CURTAINS at Paper Mill PlayhouseDaniel Marcus Featured in CURTAINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is will soon open CURTAINS, directed by Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Curtains will run at the Millburn theater from April 27 through May 22, 2011. Family Week is April 27 through May 1 and during this period, children 18 and under receive half off the regular ticket price (certain restrictions apply). In Additio to previously announced cast members, the show will also feature Daniel Marcus in the role of Sidney Bernstein. (more...)

Stanley Donen to be Honored by 25th Israel Film FestivalStanley Donen to be Honored by 25th Israel Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2011

Legendary film director and choreographer Stanley Donen will be honored with the IFF (Israel Film Festival) Lifetime AchievementAward at the Opening Night Gala for the 25th Anniversary Israel Film Festival, taking place Thursday, May 5th at the Paris Theatre in New York City (5:30pm reception. Awards & Screening at 7:30pm). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tennessee Repertory Theatre's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTESBWW Reviews: Tennessee Repertory Theatre's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 25, 2011

Over the years, Rene Dunshee Copeland, Pam Atha and Martha Wilkinson have collaborated numerous times on all sorts of musicals - and among them, they have garnered the lion's share of First Night Awards presented for achievement in musical theater in Nashville - and so it's pretty damn exciting for the three of them (along with musical director Paul Carrol Binkley) to be on-board for Tennessee Repertory Theatre's Pump Boys and Dinettes, which brings the company's 2010-11 season to a riotous, rip-roaring close! (more...)

Saturday Night on the Town Presents BLUE COLLAR BAY & SURF AVENUE, 4/23Saturday Night on the Town Presents BLUE COLLAR BAY & SURF AVENUE, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2011

New York actor, Stephen Axelrod, brings his acclaimed one-man shows to PFAA. Stephen's newest presentation, Surf Avenue, a variation and continuation of Blue Collar Bay, will be performed in tandem on the same evening. Each show runs about 60 minutes, for a full evening of theatre. (more...)

Open Stage Hosts FLYING SOLO FESTIVALOpen Stage Hosts FLYING SOLO FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2011

Open Stage of Harrisburg, the capital area's professional regional theatre will present its 12th annual Flying Solo Festival from June 2 to 25. (more...)

GOOD PEOPLE's Parsons Guests On WORKING IN THE THEATREGOOD PEOPLE's Parsons Guests On WORKING IN THE THEATRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2011

GOOD PEOPLE's Estelle Parsons, who is currently appearing in the critically acclaimed play, will appear on the American Theatre Wing's "Working in the Theatre Panel" tonight, Friday, April 22at 7:30PM on CUNY TV, channel 75. (more...)

New Subscriptions Available for Paper Mill Playhouse's 2011-2012 SeasonNew Subscriptions Available for Paper Mill Playhouse's 2011-2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce that New Season Subscriptions go on-sale Monday, May 2nd, for the 2011-2012 season. (more...)

JOEY ARIAS: LIVE AT TOWN HALL! Opens 4/21JOEY ARIAS: LIVE AT TOWN HALL! Opens 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

On Thursday, April 21 at 8pm, legendary downtown diva and extraordinary mistress of music Joey Arias will join the ranks of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Bob Dylan, with a Town Hall debut in Joey Arias: Live at Town Hall! Presented by Josh Wood Productions, this one-night-only musical event is conceived and created by Arias and musical director Ben Allison with artistic direction my Manfred Thierry Mugler. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces GUYS AND DOLLS, 5/12-6/155th Avenue Theatre Announces GUYS AND DOLLS, 5/12-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

Gamblers and gangsters, shysters and low-lifes alike will take over The 5th Avenue Theatre when Guys and Dolls swaggers on to the stage in a swinging reimagining of Frank Loesser's iconic hit (book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows.) (more...)

20th-Century Opera Takes Center Stage in New York City Opera's 2010-2011 Season20th-Century Opera Takes Center Stage in New York City Opera's 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

New York City Opera General Manager and Artistic Director George Steel today announced the company's 2010-2011 season, which spotlights American composers and 20th-century works within a mix of world premieres, New York premieres and new productions. Offering audiences the opportunity to experience new and rarely performed operas as well as modern interpretations of traditional repertoire, the 2010-2011 season will also feature the launch of a concert series showcasing the non-operatic works of several of the composers of this season's operas. Taking advantage of the possibilities offered by the recent renovation of the company's home, the David H. Koch Theater, the concert series expands the repertoire and programming of City Opera and casts new light on the season's productions. (more...)

Josh Wood Productions Presents JOEY ARIAS: LIVE AT TOWN HALL! 4/21Josh Wood Productions Presents JOEY ARIAS: LIVE AT TOWN HALL! 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

Billie Holiday made her debut in 1948. Nina Simone first graced its stage in 1955. In 1963 Bob Dylan played the notorious venue. (more...)

Joe's Pub Adds Performance to Kritzer's BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, 5/3Joe's Pub Adds Performance to Kritzer's BEAUTIFUL DISASTER, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2011

Broadway's Leslie Kritzer returns to Joe's Pub in her all-new extravaganza Beautiful Disaster for two performances: May 1 and 2 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $30. For tickets, visit www.joespub.com or call (212) 967-7555. Joe's ub has just announced that in addition to previously announced performances, Kritzer will also perform on May 3 at 9:30PM. (more...)

Daniel Marcus Featured in CURTAINS at Paper Mill PlayhouseDaniel Marcus Featured in CURTAINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is will soon open CURTAINS, directed by Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Curtains will run at the Millburn theater from April 27 through May 22, 2011. Family Week is April 27 through May 1 and during this period, children 18 and under receive half off the regular ticket price (certain restrictions apply). In Additio to previously announced cast members, the show will also feature Daniel Marcus in the role of Sidney Bernstein. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sondheim and Signature Theatre Honors Bernadette Peters Photo Flash: Sondheim and Signature Theatre Honors Bernadette Peters
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2011

On April 11, 2011, Virginia's Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre honored esteemed stage and screen actress Bernadette Peters with the company's second Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential contemporary musical theater writer and composer, was presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The 2011 Sondheim Award Gala was chaired by Ted and Mary Jo Shen; Honorary Hosts include Stephen Sondheim, Helen Henderson, His Excellency Gary Doer and Ms. Ginny Devine, The Honorable James Moran, His Excellency Giulio Terzi and Ms. Antonella Cinque, and The Honorable Jim Webb and Mrs. Webb. The Sondheim Award Gala helped to benefit Signature Theatre's numerous artistic, education, and community programs. Last year's recipient was stage, screen, and television icon Angela Lansbury. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you official photo coverage of the event. Click here for BroadwayWorld's own recap of the event. (more...)

Daniel Marcus Featured in CURTAINS at Paper Mill PlayhouseDaniel Marcus Featured in CURTAINS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is will soon open CURTAINS, directed by Mark S. Hoebee, with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Curtains will run at the Millburn theater from April 27 through May 22, 2011. Family Week is April 27 through May 1 and during this period, children 18 and under receive half off the regular ticket price (certain restrictions apply). In Additio to previously announced cast members, the show will also feature Daniel Marcus in the role of Sidney Bernstein. (more...)

Music Theatre of Connecticut Adds Performance of MY WAY, 4/17Music Theatre of Connecticut Adds Performance of MY WAY, 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage is proud to present 'My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' by David Grapes and Todd Olson. A drop-dead, too-good-to miss musical revue featuring over fifty songs recorded by 'Old Blue Eyes,' this limited engagement of 'My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' is currently in production. Due to popular demand, an additional performance has been added on Sunday, April 17 at 7pm. (more...)

Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE CROWD'S AT EL MOROCCO, 4/30-5/2Lyrics & Lyricists Presents THE CROWD'S AT EL MOROCCO, 4/30-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2011

Once upon a time, right here in New York City, storied clubs - swanky hotel supper clubs, zebra-striped celebrity showcases, smoky after-hour boîtes - ruled the night. Places like The Stork Club, Copacabana, Persian Room and Latin Quarter (run by Lou Walters, father of Barbara ) were meccas where songwriters, singers and society mingled and fueled American popular music. Author and Lyrics & LyricistsTM series artistic director Deborah Grace Winer takes the helm as artistic director/writer/host for The Crowd's at El Morocco: The Heyday of the New York Nightclubs, on April 30 and May 1, 2. Joining her are vocalists Debby Boone, La Tanya Hall, James Naughton, Billy Stritch and Karen Ziemba. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS Starts Performances at A.R.T. 8/17PORGY AND BESS Starts Performances at A.R.T. 8/17
by BWW - Apr 15, 2011

A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, opening the A.R.T.'s 2011-2 season on August 117 at the Loeb Drama Center. The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, is adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray, and directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GOOD PEOPLE's Tate Donovan Visits TALK STOOPSTAGE TUBE: GOOD PEOPLE's Tate Donovan Visits TALK STOOP
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 14, 2011

Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE, the critically acclaimed new American play directed by Daniel Sullivan, plays through Sunday, May 29. The production had previously been on sale through Sunday, May 8. In the video below, Tate Donovan visits 'Talk Stoop' to discuss his involvement in the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre Honors Bernadette Peters with Sondheim Award Photo Flash: Signature Theatre Honors Bernadette Peters with Sondheim Award
by Charles Shubow - Apr 14, 2011

There was a packed house at the Embassy of Italy on Monday night, April 11 as close to 400 Signature Theatre enthusiasts paid $650 and upwards per person for the theatre's annual Gala. And when the evening was over, no one was disappointed. (more...)

JOEY ARIAS: LIVE AT TOWN HALL! Opens 4/21JOEY ARIAS: LIVE AT TOWN HALL! Opens 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

On Thursday, April 21 at 8pm, legendary downtown diva and extraordinary mistress of music Joey Arias will join the ranks of Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Bob Dylan, with a Town Hall debut in Joey Arias: Live at Town Hall! Presented by Josh Wood Productions, this one-night-only musical event is conceived and created by Arias and musical director Ben Allison with artistic direction my Manfred Thierry Mugler. (more...)

Alison Fraser, Julie Halston and Mary Testa Lead JACK IN A BOX Alison Fraser, Julie Halston and Mary Testa Lead JACK IN A BOX
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

Michael Cyril Creighton's award winning online sitcom "JACK IN A BOX", currently in its third season, turns 20. The series' 20th episode welcomes a trio of Broadway stars: Alison Fraser, Julie Halston and Mary Testa (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Liz Callaway, et al. Set for Town Hall Anniversary Event, 5/2Jason Robert Brown, Liz Callaway, et al. Set for Town Hall Anniversary Event, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

On May 2 at 8:00 PM, The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street), led by Marvin Leffler (President) and Lawrence Zucker (Executive Director), will celebrate its 90th Anniversary with 'Town Hall at 90,' a benefit concert paying tribute to the rich cultural history of the institution from 1921 to the present day. The concert will star Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown, Tony Award nominee Liz Callaway, Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk, Theatre world and Emmy Award winner Tovah Feldshuh, legendary Jazz guitarist and banjoist Bucky Pizzarelli and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner. Dancers/choreographers Jeffry Denman ('White Christmas,' 'Yank!') and Noah Racey ('Curtains') will dance together. The performance list is still in formation as of this writing and more will be announced. Scott Siegel, creator/writer and host of The Town Hall's acclaimed Broadway By The Year series, has written and will host the evening. All proceeds will benefit The Town Hall's Educational Outreach program. (more...)

Signature Theatre Honors Bernadette Peters at Spring Gala, 4/11Signature Theatre Honors Bernadette Peters at Spring Gala, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2011

On April 11, 2011, Virginia's Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre will honor esteemed stage and screen actress Bernadette Peters with the company's second Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential contemporary musical theater writer and composer, will be presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The 2011 Sondheim Award Gala is chaired by Ted and Mary Jo Shen; Honorary Hosts include Stephen Sondheim, Helen Henderson, His Excellency Gary Doer and Ms. Ginny Devine, The Honorable James Moran, His Excellency Giulio Terzi and Ms. Antonella Cinque, and The Honorable Jim Webb and Mrs. Webb. The Sondheim Award Gala will help to benefit Signature Theatre's numerous artistic, education, and community programs. Last year's recipient was stage, screen, and television icon Angela Lansbury. (more...)

Photo Flash: Music Theatre of Connecticut's MY WAYPhoto Flash: Music Theatre of Connecticut's MY WAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage is proud to present 'My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' by David Grapes and Todd Olson. A drop-dead, too-good-to miss musical revue featuring over fifty songs recorded by 'Old Blue Eyes,' this limited engagement of 'My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' will begin performances on April 1. (more...)

Music Theatre of Ct MainStage Presents My Way..., Begins 4/1Music Theatre of Ct MainStage Presents My Way..., Begins 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage is proud to present 'My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' by David Grapes and Todd Olson. (more...)

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