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225 West 44th St.

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The musical comedy takes place in turn-of-the-century Paris, where La Mome Pistache, proud owner of the Bal du Paradis, famous for its sexy can-can girls, spars with Aristide Forestier, a self-righteous judge determined to close all Parisian dance halls.

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The 6th Street Cabaret Series Presents THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK, 9/9-9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2011

The 6th Street Playhouse premieres its new cabaret series with 'The Cole Porter Songbook.' Enjoy an intimate, de-lovely, swellegant affair when the 6th Street Playhouse opens the songbook of this sophisticated, witty, respected and beloved composer and lyricist. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY Comes To Bristol Riverside Theater 9/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents two-Time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY on September 23-25. (more...)

The 6th Street Cabaret Series Presents THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK, Closes 9/18
by Lauren Wolman - Sep 18, 2011

The 6th Street Playhouse premieres its new cabaret series with 'The Cole Porter Songbook.' Enjoy an intimate, de-lovely, swellegant affair when the 6th Street Playhouse opens the songbook of this sophisticated, witty, respected and beloved composer and lyricist. (more...)

Colony Theatre Presents SHOOTING STAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2011

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its 37th season of shows - the West Coast Premiere of SHOOTING STAR, written by Steven Dietz and directed by David Rose. (more...)

Bradley Whitford, Robin Givens to Lead Pasadena Playhouse's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY & ART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2011

The Pasadena Playhouse announced that Bradley Whitford is set to play the role of 'Marc' in ART and Robin Givens is to play the role of 'Angel' in BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at The Pasadena Playhouse. BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY, by Pearl Cleage, will be directed by Artistic Director Sheldon Epps and performs November 1 - 27, with the official press opening on November 6, 2011. ART, by Yasmina Reza, will be directed by David Lee and performs January 24 - February 19, with the official press opening on January 29, 2012. (more...)

Colony Theatre Presents SHOOTING STAR, Previews 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2011

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its 37th season of shows - the West Coast Premiere of SHOOTING STAR, written by Steven Dietz and directed by David Rose. (more...)

THE FARTISTE to Play Sofia's Downstairs, Beg. 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2011

THE FARTISTE, a new musical comedy, will open off-Broadway at Sofia's Downstairs, (221 West 46th Street) on Thursday, October 27th with previews to begin on Sunday, October 9th (3 pm (more...)

Colony Theatre Presents SHOOTING STAR, Previews 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2011

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its 37th season of shows - the West Coast Premiere of SHOOTING STAR, written by Steven Dietz and directed by David Rose. (more...)

Nick Wyman Leads Off-Broadway's THE FARTISTE, Previewing 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2011

THE FARTISTE, a new musical comedy, will open off-Broadway at Sofia's Downstairs, (221 West 46th Street) on Thursday, October 27th with previews to begin on Thursday, October 13th. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Company Presents Patti LuPone's GYPSY IN MY SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

Reprise Theatre Company presents Patti LuPone 'Gypsy In My Soul' for one performance only tonight at 8:00 pm, at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. (more...)

FST's THAT¬'S LIFE, AGAIN Opens 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2011

Glamour, sophistication, and elegance: these words defined the era of supper clubs and the crooners who ruled them. Florida Studio Theatre opens its Cabaret Season on October 12 with That's Life, Again, a journey to the time when livin' was easy, with stylish songs like 'New York, New York,' 'Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime,' and 'My Way.' (more...)

Pascal Rogé Returns to North Carolina Symphony 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2011

The North Carolina Symphony welcomes back to the Triangle world-renowned pianist Pascal Rogé joins Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the Symphony for a program of lighthearted masterworks. (more...)

Matt Cavenaugh, Randy Graff, et al. Set for IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2011

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 7 is the seventh edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. (more...)

Pointer Sisters To Get Audiences So Excited at The Orleans Showroom 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

Hit making group and Soul Train Hall of Fame members The Pointer Sisters are set to perform their greatest hits of the 70s and 80s at The Orleans Showroom, July 16 and 17, each evening at 8 p.m. (more...)

SOUND OFF: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Live In Living Stereo
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 7, 2011

Even with all the bases covered and loaded given this stupendous creative team, a cast of veritable Broadway all-stars and a surprise bottom of the ninth pop fly play courtesy of Norbert Leo Butz's fresh Tony win, CATCH IF YOU CAN can't seem to get the break it deserves on Broadway. Sure, it just passed the hundred performance mark and it is alive and well, but it deserves far more praise than it has been given. After all, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's score is every bit as ingratiating and endearing as their work on the Tony-winning Best Musical HAIRSPRAY and for that fact alone CATCH ME IF YOU CAN commands the utmost attention from any cast album collector or Broadway baby interested in keeping up with all the scores and stats of Broadway¬Ďs best. And, yes, indeed, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN possesses a score among the very best of the 21st century and the best new score on Broadway this season. The songstack as represented on the brand new Original Broadway Cast Recording is even more entertaining and enlivening than the show's songs onstage - although they have all their own allure there - and that is a huge credit to the fiercely talented songwriting team who knocks each and every pitch clear out of the park; here, just as always. CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a fully-decked game of far-flung, fun, and not-so-frivolous fantasy ably aided by some of the most inspiring leading male performances in musical theatre in many years thanks to the wonderful work by the aforementioned Butz, plus impossibly charismatic leading player Aaron Tveit and a sensitive and suave Tom Wopat. (more...)

Wilma Theater Presents Life in Marital Institution, Runs 7/5-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

The Wilma Theater, in a co-production with Meredith Vieira Productions, is pleased to present a special summer production, Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in one Terrifying Hour), performed by critically acclaimed writer and performer James Braly and directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

The Bearded Ladies Present NO REGRETS: A PIAF AFFAIR at Wilma Theatre, 7/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2011

The Wilma Theatre presents NO REGRETS: A PIAF AFFAIR with The Bearded Ladies, July 7-9 and 14-16. Doors open at 10pm, show begins at 10.30pm. (more...)

The Sound of Music Returns to Pittsburgh CLO July 19-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2011

Audiences of all ages will fall in love with Pittsburgh CLO's production of The Sound of Music, July 19-31 at the Benedum Center. T (more...)

Matt Cavenaugh, Randy Graff, et al. Set for IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2011

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 7 is the seventh edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. (more...)

Boston Midsummer Opera Presents The Italian Girl in Algiers, Closes 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2011

Boston audiences will experience Rossini's rarely performed-live comic masterpiece, The Italian Girl in Algiers as Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents its 2011 production. (more...)

City Arts Magazine announces 2nd Annual Heineken City Arts Fest 10/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2011

City Arts Magazine is thrilled to announce the return of Heineken City Arts Fest, a music and arts festival in Seattle, Washington to be held on October 20-22, 2011, in 20 clubs, halls and venues throughout the city. (more...)

Ryan Adams, Robyn, et al. Set for 2011 City Arts Fest, 10/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2011

City Arts Magazine is thrilled to announce the return of Heineken City Arts Fest, a music and arts festival in Seattle, Washington to be held on October 20-22, 2011, in 20 clubs, halls and venues throughout the city. (more...)

Boston Midsummer Opera Presents The Italian Girl in Algiers 7/27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2011

Boston audiences will experience Rossini's rarely performed-live comic masterpiece, The Italian Girl in Algiers as Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents its 2011 production. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Features VICTOR/VICTORIA for Movie Mondays, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2011

Don't miss the third installment of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' wildly popular free Movie Mondays when it returns to the Arts Plaza next week (July 25) with musical comedy Victor/Victoria featuring Julie Andrews and James Garner. To honor the film, the Center is hosting a Can Can Food Drive, collecting non-perishable food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Guests are invited to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. with the movie starting at dusk. (more...)

Jim Walton, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Join Line-Up of IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE 7, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2011

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 7 is the seventh edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Features VICTOR/VICTORIA for Movie Mondays, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2011

Don't miss the third installment of Segerstrom Center for the Arts' wildly popular free Movie Mondays when it returns to the Arts Plaza next week (July 25) with musical comedy Victor/Victoria featuring Julie Andrews and James Garner. To honor the film, the Center is hosting a Can Can Food Drive, collecting non-perishable food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank. Guests are invited to arrive as early as 5:30 p.m. with the movie starting at dusk. (more...)

BroadwayGirlNYC: #BwaySongMashup Contest
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Jul 21, 2011

Do you ever hear a line in a Broadway show or song that reminds you of ANOTHER Broadway show or song? With thousands upon thousands of Broadway cast albums, there are many themes, lyrics and song titles that are reminiscent of each other. More and more, I'm finding myself drawn to them. I find myself amazed and amused by the similarities, and that is how the twitter hashtag #BwaySongMashup came to be. (more...)

TheatreZone Founders On Broadway For Gwen Verdon: I'm Not Lola Tribute
by Beau Higgins - Jul 20, 2011

Gwen Verdon, one of Broadway's biggest stars during its golden era and beyond, and winner of four Tony Awards, was recently honored by the Dancers Over 40 organization in New York at the star-studded tribute 'Gwen Verdon: I'm not Lola.' (more...)

The Sound of Music Returns to Pittsburgh CLO July 19-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2011

Audiences of all ages will fall in love with Pittsburgh CLO's production of The Sound of Music, July 19-31 at the Benedum Center. T (more...)

Wilma Theater Presents Life in Marital Institution, Runs 7/5-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

The Wilma Theater, in a co-production with Meredith Vieira Productions, is pleased to present a special summer production, Life in a Marital Institution (20 Years of Monogamy in one Terrifying Hour), performed by critically acclaimed writer and performer James Braly and directed by Hal Brooks. (more...)

The Bearded Ladies Present NO REGRETS: A PIAF AFFAIR at Wilma Theatre, 7/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

The Wilma Theatre presents NO REGRETS: A PIAF AFFAIR with The Bearded Ladies, July 7-9 and 14-16. Doors open at 10pm, show begins at 10.30pm. (more...)

The Bearded Ladies Present NO REGRETS: A PIAF AFFAIR at Wilma Theatre, 7/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2011

The Wilma Theatre presents NO REGRETS: A PIAF AFFAIR with The Bearded Ladies, July 7-9 and 14-16. Doors open at 10pm, show begins at 10.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Bebe Neuwirth Speak at The Broadway Experience
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2011

The Broadway Experience returned for a fourth summer at The Manhattan Movement & Arts Center from July 25th - August 7th. With over 60 classes, workshops, lectures, and a performance based second week, TBE had some very special guest speakers this year, Chita Rivera and Bebe Neuwirth. Both spoke about their lives, careers, experience, and took the time to answer questions and offer advise and inspiration. (more...)

Review - If It Only Even Runs A Minute
by Ben Peltz - Aug 7, 2011

If Mike Nichols and Elaine May ever had a routine about two theatre geeks discussing their favorite unsuccessful musicals, it probably would have resembled the kind of banter that goes on between Jennifer Tepper and Kevin Michael Murphy as creators/producers/hosts of the concert series, If It Only Even Runs A Minute.  Monday night's edition, their seventh, was my third visit to their collection of one-nighters where musical theatre well-knowns and not so well-knowns join music director/pianist Caleb Hoyer to sing selections from underappreciated and/or forgotten musicals between quick histories of each production by Tepper and Murphy.  Frequently, original cast members will be on hand to give first-person accounts of the bumpy roads to opening night. (more...)

Patty Smith Returns To THT With THE LAST CAN-CAN 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2011

Town Hall Theater presents Patty Smith with The Last Can-Can. A dancer's life seems to be a charmed one, full of beautiful music and graceful movement. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY Comes To Bristol Riverside Theater 9/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2011

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents two-Time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY on September 23-25. (more...)

Pascal Rogé Returns to North Carolina Symphony 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2011

The North Carolina Symphony welcomes back to the Triangle world-renowned pianist Pascal Rogé joins Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the Symphony for a program of lighthearted masterworks. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Host A HALLOWEEN THRILLER at NY City Center, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2011

Rolex presents A HALLOWEEN THRILLER A Dance Celebration of Ghosts, Ghouls, Vampires & Wilis, - Career Transition For Dancers' 26th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 31, 2011 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th and 7th Ave) NYC. (more...)

Patty Smith Returns To THT With THE LAST CAN-CAN 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2011

Town Hall Theater presents Patty Smith with The Last Can-Can. A dancer's life seems to be a charmed one, full of beautiful music and graceful movement. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Company Features Patti LuPone's GYPSY IN MY SOUL,10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2011

Reprise Theatre Company presents Patti LuPone 'Gypsy In My Soul' for one performance only on Tuesday, October 4 at 8:00 pm, at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA. (more...)

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Festival Kicks Off 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2011

ACT Theatre joins The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Festival, a 1950's lesbian pulp festival spanning seven months, involving the work of over 50 of Seattle's most talented actors, musicians, designers and neo-burlesque performers, produced by Cherry Manhattan Presents. (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON FOLLIES 2011: Ron Raines
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 24, 2011

Today we are kicking off Broadway World's multi-part series of interviews with the stars of the 2011 Kennedy Center produced and Eric Schaeffer directed production of Stephen Sondheim & James Goldman's seminal showbiz musical, FOLLIES, currently in previews on Broadway at the Marquis Theater. Suave leading man Ron Raines sheds light on the central, pivotal role of Benjamin Stone and how he sees the character - in his youth, in his marriage, in the present and, also, in the future, post-Loveland and, even post-FOLLIES - as well as illuminates his interactions with the colorful array of stars he shares the stage with eight nights a week - chief among them: Bernadette Peters, Elaine Paige and Jan Maxwell! Additionally, we discuss what has changed in the transfer from Washington, D.C. to NYC, as well as examine the underlying message and story told in Ben's stunning musical triptych of 'The Road You Didn't Take', 'Too Many Mornings' and 'Live, Laugh, Love'. As if all that were not enough, Raines and I cast a glance back at his previous stage and screen work and discuss his solo albums, upcoming concert appearances and much, much more! Plus, first news of his essaying of the title role in SWEENEY TODD with Karen Ziemba in St. Louis next summer, directed by the helmer of the original Christopher Bond play that inspired Sondheim to compose the musical adaptation in the first place back in 1969. (more...)

Colony Theatre Presents SHOOTING STAR, Previews 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2011

The Colony Theatre will present the third production of its 37th season of shows - the West Coast Premiere of SHOOTING STAR, written by Steven Dietz and directed by David Rose. (more...)

The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Festival Kicks Off 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2011

ACT Theatre joins The Beebo Brinker Chronicles Festival, a 1950's lesbian pulp festival spanning seven months, involving the work of over 50 of Seattle's most talented actors, musicians, designers and neo-burlesque performers, produced by Cherry Manhattan Presents. (more...)

PORGY AND BESS Opens 8/17 at American Repertory Theater
by BWW - Aug 17, 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 17 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...)

PORGY AND BESS Opens 8/17 at American Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 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 17 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...)

The 6th Street Cabaret Series Presents THE COLE PORTER SONGBOOK, 9/9-9/18
by Lauren Wolman - Aug 15, 2011

The 6th Street Playhouse premieres its new cabaret series with 'The Cole Porter Songbook.' Enjoy an intimate, de-lovely, swellegant affair when the 6th Street Playhouse opens the songbook of this sophisticated, witty, respected and beloved composer and lyricist. (more...)

Soap Star Colleen Zenk Makes NYC Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's 10/30, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2011

Three time Emmy Award nominee Colleen Zenk who played Barbara Ryan on As The World Turns for 32 years will make the New York City debut of her new one-woman cabaret show aptly titled COLLEEN ZENK: Still Sassy! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Doyle's TEN CENTS A DANCE Rehearses at Wiliamstown Theatre Festival
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 10, 2011

John Doyle's latest project, TEN CENTS A DANCE, will play August 11-28 at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. TEN CENTS A DANCE, conceived and directed by John Doyle, features music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart. (more...)

Jim Walton, Carly Rose Sonenclar, Set for IF IT ONLY RUNS A MINUTE 7, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2011

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 7 is the seventh edition of this series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around. The show features performances and stories from original cast members and writers of several of the featured shows. This is an essential concert for musical theatre nerds. (more...)

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