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Liza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic MoviesLiza Minnelli to Discuss Parents' Legacy on Turner Classic Movies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2010

Hollywood icon Liza Minnelli - whose brilliant career has earned her an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and four Tony Awards - will sit down with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) host Robert Osborne for PRIVATE SCREENINGS: LIZA MINNELLI, an in-depth interview special slated to premiere Saturday, Dec. 11, at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). Rather than focusing on Minnelli herself, this special will take the unique approach of centering on the lives and careers of Minnelli's legendary parents, Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli. In conjunction with the premiere, TCM will pack two nights (Dec. 11-12) with films starring Garland, directed by Vincente Minnelli and/or starring Liza Minnelli. (more...)

Broadway's Lead Women Tribute Betty Comden, 9/18Broadway's Lead Women Tribute Betty Comden, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2007

A memorial tribute for Betty Comden, 'Great Women Salute A Great Woman: Betty Comden - in the words of Comden and Green,' will be held Tuesday September 18 at 2PM, at Broadway's Majestic Theater. (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

BACK IN PICTURES Celebrates Golden Age of Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2008

Back in Pictures celebrates the songs that were originally written for the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Hollywood, featuring music from Casablanca, Easter Parade, A Star Is Born, Pennies From Heaven, Disney, Meet Me In St. Louis, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, The Wizard of Oz and many more. Back in Pictures is showing at the Reprise Room, 245 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York, from April 7, 2008 through January 5, 2009. (more...)

Broadway to Dim its Lights for Betty Comden, 11/28Broadway to Dim its Lights for Betty Comden, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2006

To honor the life of Betty Comden, the marquee of every Broadway theatre will be dimmed on Tuesday, November 28 at exactly 8 p.m. for one minute in her memory (more...)

'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce details for the December 'Talkback Tuesdays,' a new monthly series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical. (more...)

Broadway Legend Betty Comden Dies at 89Broadway Legend Betty Comden Dies at 89
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2006

Betty Comden, whose work with the late Adolph Green epitomized Broadway's Golden Age, has died at the age of 89, according to the New York Times (more...)

Photo Tribute: Betty ComdenPhoto Tribute: Betty Comden
by Walter McBride - Nov 24, 2006

BroadwayWorld presents a photo tribute to Betty Comden, whose work with the late Adolph Green epitomized Broadway's Golden Age (more...)

Marcovicci, Broadway by the Year and Pacheco Part of Town Hall's 2009 SeasonMarcovicci, Broadway by the Year and Pacheco Part of Town Hall's 2009 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2008

The Town Hall, Times Square's landmark concert venue, is pleased to announce its 2009 season lineup. Headliners include two-time Grammy nominee Mariza, Grammy-nominated Celtic and folk fiddler Natalie MacMaster, Grammy-nominated bossa nova singer Bebel Gilberto, Golden Globe nominee Andrea Marcovicci's Birthday Concert and Grammy Award-winning King of Salsa Johnny Pacheco. Also appearing are stars from ABC's Dancing With the Stars and BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, the Doo Wop & Rock N' Roll Reunion, and Romulo's Tango Ensemble, and finally, the return of the popular hit series Broadway by the Year. (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2009 Astaire Awards; Cumming to Host, Rush & Minnelli to PresentNominations Announced for 2009 Astaire Awards; Cumming to Host, Rush & Minnelli to Present
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2009

Nominations for the 2009 Astaire Awards were announced last night at Elaine?s Restaurant by Michael Riedel of the New York Post. These selections were made by this year?s Nominating Committee; Sylviane Gold (Theater Columnist for Dance Magazine), Anna Kisselgoff (former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times), Wendy Perron (Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine), Linda Winer (Chief Theater Critic of Newsday) and Damian Woetzel (Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet). The producers of the 2009 Astaire Awards, which recognizes excellence in dance on stage and in film, are Patricia Watt and Ron Glucksman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Encores! Stairway to Paradise in RehearsalsPhoto Flash: Encores! Stairway to Paradise in Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2007

Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Chamberlin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Capathia Jenkins and Ruthie Henshall, runs from May 10 - 14 at New York City Center (more...)

D'Amboise and Butz Win 2005 TDF / Astaire Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2005

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Block, Broderick, and More Sing for Greenwich House 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2008

On Monday, June 9, 2008 at 7.30 PM an all-star cast will take to the stage for a one-night-only benefit gala performance of 'Comden and Green's New York'. All proceeds from the event will benefit Greenwich House Music School. (more...)

Band Wagon, Greenberg, Etc. Join Old Globe Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2007

The Old Globe Theatre has announced a complete 10-production winter season with the new musical A Catered Affair, a stage adaptation of the classic film musical The Band Wagon and the West Coast premiere of a new Richard Greenberg play among the highlights. (more...)

Photo Flash: Encores! Stairway to ParadisePhoto Flash: Encores! Stairway to Paradise
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2007

Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Chamberlin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Capathia Jenkins and Ruthie Henshall, runs from May 10 - 14 at New York City Center. (more...)

Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2009

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Mara Davi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Kerry O'Malley (White Christmas) will join the cast of Broadway Musicals of 1931 on MONDAY, MARCH 30th, which is presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The YearŽ series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30Davi, O'Malley Join Cast Of BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1931 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2009

Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Mara Davi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Kerry O'Malley (White Christmas) will join the cast of Broadway Musicals of 1931 on MONDAY, MARCH 30th, which is presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The YearŽ series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2009

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), called by The New York Times 'A national treasure when it comes to the art of song,' will present musical stars Tyne Daly, Amanda Green, Walter Bobbie, Darius de Haas, Jason Danieley and surprise guests in its 21st-Season Gala, titled CARRIED AWAY (with the Lyrics of Comden & Green), a celebration of legendary musical comedy writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 PM at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. (more...)

Oscar, Denman, Zien, Pittu, Yazbeck, Akers & More Appear in Bway Musicals of 1931 at Town Hall March 30Oscar, Denman, Zien, Pittu, Yazbeck, Akers & More Appear in Bway Musicals of 1931 at Town Hall March 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker) continues its ninth season of the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year? series with the Broadway Musicals of 1931 on MONDAY, MARCH 30th. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

Tony Nominee Q&A with Douglas Carter BeaneTony Nominee Q&A with Douglas Carter Beane
by BWW - Jun 5, 2007

The Little Dog Laughed playwright Douglas Carter Beane chats with BroadwayWorld in our Tony Award nominee interview series (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 3, 2010BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 3, 2010
by - Jun 3, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane Goes 'Downstage Center,' 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2007

The American Theatre Wing and XM Satellite Radio proudly present an interview with playwright Douglas Carter Beane on their weekly theatrical interview show, 'Downstage Center,' on XM's On Broadway (more...)

Photo Coverage: Comden & Green's New York!Photo Coverage: Comden & Green's New York!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 11, 2008

On Monday, June 9, 2008 at 7.30 PM an all-star cast took the stage for a one-night-only benefit gala performance of 'COMDEN & GREEN'S NEW YORK- FROM GREENWICH VILLAGE TO THE GREAT WHITE WAY'. All proceeds from the event will benefit GREENWICH HOUSE MUSIC SCHOOL and will be matched thanks to a challenge grant from the Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust. (more...)

Intiman Theatre Presents 'Little Dog Laughed' 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2008

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the comedy The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Fracaswell Hyman. (more...)

BACK IN PICTURES Ends Series 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2009

Back in Pictures celebrates the songs that were originally written for the masterpieces of the Golden Age of Hollywood, featuring music from Casablanca, Easter Parade, A Star Is Born, Pennies From Heaven, Disney, Meet Me In St. Louis, Gentlemen Prefer Blonds, The Wizard of Oz and many more. Back in Pictures is showing at the Reprise Room, 245 West 54th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenue, New York, from April 7, 2008 through January 5, 2009. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Drama League Celebrates Comden and GreenPhoto Coverage: Drama League Celebrates Comden and Green
by Craig Brockman - Jan 31, 2005

The stars came out to celebrate Comden & Green on Monday, January 31st at the Pierre Hotel for the Drama League's black tie affair. (more...)

Vilanch, Pinkins, Garrett and More Headline LA Comden and Green Tribute in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2006

Betty Garrett, Tonya Pinkins, Bruce Vilanch and others will headline Do Re Mi--Comden and Green's Broadway in LA on March 10th, 11th and 12th (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING, White & MEMPHIS Among San Diego Theatre Critics Circle WinnersSPRING AWAKENING, White & MEMPHIS Among San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2009

La Jolla Playhouse productions heading for national exposure fared well as the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle on Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, presented the annual Craig Noel Awards for Theatrical Excellence, honoring the best local stage work of 2008. Noel, the 93-year-old founding director of the Old Globe Theatre, was in attendance for his namesake awards, which were presented at the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, in La Jolla, attended by some 350 theater industry members and supporters. Moises Kaufman's '33 Variations,' about to open on Broadway with Jane Fonda in the lead role, was honored for David Lander's lighting and Derek McLane's set. The Playhouse's premiere of Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's 'Memphis' (now in production at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre) was honored as outstanding new musical and for Chad Kimball's lead performance. A fresh staging of 'Xanadu,' which Playhouse artistic director Christopher Ashley first directed on Broadway, was named outstanding resident musical, and Bill T. Jones won for his choreography in the Playhouse's hip-hop musical 'The Seven.' Old Globe productions garnered four mentions, including Steven Drukman's boxing-themed drama about Joe Louis, 'In This Corner,' which was named outstanding new play. 'Dancing in the Dark,' a debut musical with Broadway aspirations (based on the classic film 'The Band Wagon'), won for Patrick Page's featured performance and Larry Hochman's orchestrations. A revival of 'The Women,' directed by Old Globe resident artistic director Darko Tresnjak, was honored for Anna Oliver's costumes. And the national touring production of 'Spring Awakening,' produced by Broadway/San Diego, a Nederlander Organization, won for best touring show. (more...)

Bakula to Play Lead in 'Dancing in the Dark'Bakula to Play Lead in 'Dancing in the Dark'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2008

Scott Bakula, known for his performances in Romance/Romance, and TV's 'Quantum Leap' is tapped to play the lead, Tony Hunter, in Dancing in the Dark, a new musical based on the film The Band Wagon. The Band Wagon, (1953) is a musical comedy film, released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer which tells the story of an aging musical star who wants to star in a Broadway play that will restart his career. But the play's director wants to make it a pretentious retelling of Faust, and brings in a prima ballerina who clashes with the show's star. It stars Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray and Jack Buchanan. (more...)

Vilanch, Pinkins, Garrett and More Headline LA Comden and Green Tribute in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2006

Stars such as Tonya Pinkins, Bruce Vilance, Betty Garrett and Karen Mason will headline the tribute benefit Do Re Mi--Comden & Green's Broadway in LA, which will be presented for three performances this March (more...)

Nanette Fabray to Headline Damsels Dialogues in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2007

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Nanette Fabray will headline the cast of The Damsel Dialogues, a new musical revue by Dick De Benedictis in which five women (and one guy) bare their souls in song and dance. (more...)

Astaire Awards to Honor Excellence in Dance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2008

After a hiatus of 3 years, The Astaire Awards will once again recognize excellence in dance on both stage and film. (more...)

Gurwin, Wilfert and More Celebrate Arthur Schwartz in March 6 AMP Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2006

Danny Gurwin and Sally Wilfert will be among the performers celebrating the songs of the musically versatile Arthur Schwartz in the New-York Historical Society's March 6th benefit concert (more...)

'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9'CHICAGO' Offers Monthly 'TALKBACK TUESDAY' Series 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2008

The Broadway company of CHICAGO is pleased to announce details for the December 'Talkback Tuesdays,' a new monthly series offering a post-show discussion and audience Q&A session with members of the Broadway company of the record-breaking hit musical. (more...)

9/23 - 9/24 - Days Two, Three and Four of Rehearsal...9/23 - 9/24 - Days Two, Three and Four of Rehearsal...
by Raymond McLeod - Dec 9, 2003

Three more behind the scenes journal entries from Raymond Jaramillo McLeod, now starring as 'Wreck' in Wonderful Town, taking us through the show's early rehearsal period. (more...)

Amanda Green at Birdland 1/28, with Ashmanskas & SpangerAmanda Green at Birdland 1/28, with Ashmanskas & Spanger
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2007

Songwriter and performer Amanda Green performs at Birdland on Monday, January 28, 2008 at 7PM with Brooks Ashmanskas and Amy Spanger (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Talkback Tuesdays' at CHICAGO with Barry WeisslerPhoto Coverage: 'Talkback Tuesdays' at CHICAGO with Barry Weissler
by Peter James Zielinski - Dec 11, 2008

Designed to provide theatergoers with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the world of CHICAGO, 'Talkback Tuesdays' Continued its series on Tuesday, December 9, 2008. The event featured a post-show conversation with five-time Tony Award-winning producer Barry Weissler. (more...)

Photo Flash: Intiman's 'The Little Dog Laughed'Photo Flash: Intiman's 'The Little Dog Laughed'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2008

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the comedy The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Fracaswell Hyman. (more...)

Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25Slotnick, Yazbeck, Davi & More Star In Goodman Theatre's ANIMAL CRACKERS, Plays 9/18-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009

Goodman Theatre launches its new 2009/2010 Season with tap dancing, acrobatics, tumbling, guitar- and ukulele-playing in an original take on the rarely-produced Marx Brothers classic musical Animal Crackers, written by George S. Kaufman and Morrie Ryskind, with music and lyrics by Bert Kalmar and Harry Ruby (more...)

Intiman Theatre Presents 'Little Dog Laughed' 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2008

Intiman Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Bartlett Sher and Interim Managing Director Kevin Maifeld, continues its 2008 season with the comedy The Little Dog Laughed by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Fracaswell Hyman. (more...)

Minnelli, Rush & Cumming Announce 2009 Astaire Award Nominations 5/4Minnelli, Rush & Cumming Announce 2009 Astaire Award Nominations 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2009

Patricia Watt and Ron Glucksman, Producers of the 2009 Astaire Awards, have announced that this year's Nominating Committee, Sylviane Gold (Theater Columnist for Dance Magazine), Anna Kisselgoff (former Chief Dance Critic of The New York Times), Wendy Perron (Editor in Chief of Dance Magazine), Linda Winer (Chief Theater Critic of Newsday) and Damian Woetzel (Former Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet), will announce this year's nominees from the best of Broadway and film performances and choreography this season on Monday, May 4 at 7:00pm at Elaine's Restaurant (1703 2nd Avenue at 88th Street). The Astaire Awards recognize excellence in dance on stage and in film. (more...)

Chenoweth, Henshall, Etc. Set for Stairway to ParadiseChenoweth, Henshall, Etc. Set for Stairway to Paradise
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2007

Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue, will star Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Chamberlin, Christopher Fitzgerald and Ruthie Henshall, from May 10 - 14 at New York City Center (more...)

Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14Daly, Bobbie & Green Among Talent Set for NYFOS Gala 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), called by The New York Times 'A national treasure when it comes to the art of song,' will present musical stars Tyne Daly, Amanda Green, Walter Bobbie, Darius de Haas, Jason Danieley and surprise guests in its 21st-Season Gala, titled CARRIED AWAY (with the Lyrics of Comden & Green), a celebration of legendary musical comedy writers Betty Comden and Adolph Green, on Tuesday, April 14 at 7 PM at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Broadway By The Year 1931' at Town HallPhoto Coverage: 'Broadway By The Year 1931' at Town Hall
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2009

roadway Musicals of 1931 on Monday, March 31st, and was presented by The Town Hall (Executive and Artistic Director Lawrence Zucker). Now in its ninth season, the critically acclaimed Broadway By The Year series is known for great singing and spectacular Broadway dancing. The series is created, written and hosted by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall. (more...)

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