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Shubert Theatre (New York, NY)
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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BWW Reviews: LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Broad Brook Opera House Ruffles Feathers
by Jacques Lamarre - May 8, 2012

Opera House Players' LA CAGE AUX FOLLES shows the fun and folly of Herman/Fierstein musical (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey, May 19
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

For the very first time, two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera brings her concert, CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY, to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the intimate setting of The Chase Room and will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career. She will perform two shows only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. All tickets are $50 (general admission) and can be ordered by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at www.njpac.org. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre to Present THINGS THAT GO DING, 4/27-5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

Skylight Music Theatre will present Things That Go Ding!, described as 'a musical theatre spectacle like no other, featuring an unbelievable collection of vintage, vaudeville percussion novelties known as Ding's Dynasty. Highbrow meets lowbrow in this zany and highly entertaining show.' (more...)

Boston Youth Moves' ProducersÂ' Circle Presents Chita Rivera in Concert Tonight, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle's 2012 Swellegance Gala Benefit will present two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in her own concert CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston tonight, May 4, 2012 (8pm). (more...)

Georgia Shakespeare Moves Annual BARD'S BASH Gala to New Venue Tonight, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen its finances following last year's emergency fundraising campaign, Georgia Shakespeare is moving its annual 'Bard's Bash' fundraising gala to a new venue and working with a number of new local partners to present a format that reflects the unique personality of the 26-year-old theatre company. Bard's Bash 2012: A Wilde Night is tonight, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Marilyn Maye's THE HAPPIEST SOUND IN TOWN Plays Feinstein's, 4/24-5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will continue its Spring 2012 season with the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents HAIRSPRAY, Now thru 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Based on the film written and directed by John Waters, Hairspray is described as 'a musically rockin' story which takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where the '50s are out and change is in the air.' (more...)

COLE PORTER UNPUBLISHED CABARET Continues Tonight, May 26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Producer John Forslund's OFF THE BOOKS: A Cole Porter UNPUBLISHED CABARET evening at The Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret, New York continues with its second performance tonight, May 26. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cole Porter UNPUBLISHED CABARET- Highlights!
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2012

Producer John Forslund presented OFF THE BOOKS: A Cole Porter UNPUBLISHED CABARET evening at The Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret, New York on May 16, with additional performance coming up on May 26.Check out highlights from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Whitney Brown, Amanda Savan, et al. in UNPUBLISHED CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

Producer John Forslund presented OFF THE BOOKS: A Cole Porter UNPUBLISHED CABARET evening at The Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret, New York on May 16, with additional performance coming up on May 26. Check out photos from the concert below! (more...)

Georgia Stitt & Friends Concert Set for Tomorrow at The Coterie
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

The Coterie will present popular composer Georgia Stitt live in concert May 25th. Celebrating the release of her newest album, My Lifelong Love, Stitt is bringing her music back to Los Angeles. (more...)

Bloomington Civic Theatre Opens 2012-2013 Season With 42ND STREET, 8/17-9/16
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Bloomington Theatre and Art Center (BTAC) today announced the tap dancing musical 42nd Street. This Bloomington Civic Theatre (BCT) production will run August 17 - September 16, 2012. 42nd Street will be directed and choreographed by Michael Matthew Ferrell, with music direction by Anita Ruth. The cast of 24 includes Larissa Gritti as 'Peggy', C. Ryan Shipley as 'Billy', Michael Fischetti as 'Julian Marsh', and Bonnie Erickson as 'Dorothy Brock'. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents HAIRSPRAY, Now thru 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

Based on the film written and directed by John Waters, Hairspray is a musically rockin' story which takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where the '50s are out and change is in the air. Loveable, plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. (more...)

Pacific SymphonyÂ's 2012 Gala Set for Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

Pacific Symphony's 2012 gala whisks guests back in time to La Belle Époque, a joyous time in cultural history-turn-of-the-century France. The sensuous and gregarious excitement of the Moulin Rouge and Folies Bergere abounds, as the evening of music, dancing and French-influenced cuisine takes place tonight, May 19, at 5:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Irvine at Jamboree Center. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

For the very first time, two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera brings her concert, Chita Rivera: MY BROADWAY, to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the intimate setting of The Chase Room and performs songs from her legendary Broadway career. She will perform two shows only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. All tickets are $50 (general admission) and can be ordered by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at www.njpac.org. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Appearance at NJPAC in May 2012
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is set to make an appearnce at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 19, 2012. The event, titled 'An Evening with Chita Rivera' will take place at 7PM in the Chase Room. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/19- Abe Burrows
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2012

Today in 1985, Broadway book writer Abe Burrows passed away. Burrows wrote or directed such shows as Make a Wish, Two on the Aisle, Three Wishes for Jamie, Say, Darling, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cactus Flower, Four on a Garden, Can-Can, Silk Stockings, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Good News (1974 revival), and many others. With his collaborator Frank Loesser, Burrows won a Pulitzer Prize for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (more...)

COLE PORTER UNPUBLISHED CABARET Plays Tonight and 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Producer John Forslund's OFF THE BOOKS: A Cole Porter UNPUBLISHED CABARET evening at The Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret, New York plays tonight, May 16 and also May 26. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Directs Boston Midsummer Opera's DON PASQUALE, 7/25-29
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

For its seventh season Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents the comic piece, Donizetti's Don Pasquale, playing at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University for three performances only, July 25, 27, and 29. Obie Award winner/Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton directs the fully staged and costumed production. Music director and nationally acclaimed conductor Susan Davenny Wyner leads the performances, which will be performed with orchestra and sung in English. Metropolitan Opera bass Ricardo Lugo will sing the role of Don Pasquale. (more...)

CHITA RIVERA Broadway Legend Debuts At The Colony Hotel Palm Beach Final Performance
by Beau Higgins - Mar 31, 2012

CHITA RIVERA March 20-24 & 27-31 Two Time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in Chita Rivera: My Broadway. Accompanied by her longtime musical trio, led by musical director Michael Croiter, Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story ("America"), Sweet Charity ("Where Am I Going?" and "Big Spender"), Chicago ("All That Jazz" and "Nowadays"), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie and The Rink, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. (more...)

David Costabile & Rebecca Creskoff Join USA's 'Suits' & 'Covert Affairs'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2012

According to Deadline.com David Costabile will have a recurring role on the upcoming season of the USA series, 'Suits.' Rebecca Creskoff has signed on to join the upcoming season of 'Covert Affairs,' also on USA. (more...)

Neile Adams Set for MY HUSBAND, MY FRIEND Book Signing; STEVE MCQUEEN Film Series, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

Neile Adams (Mrs. Steve McQueen from 1956 - 1972) will appear on Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. for a book signing of her autobiography, "My Husband, My Friend," and a Q&A prior to a screening of the film, "The Great Escape" starring Steve McQueen at the American Cinematheque at the Egyptian Theatre; 6712 Hollywood Boulevard; Los Angeles, CA 90028. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, 3/29-4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is described as 'a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/9- Cole Porter
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2012

Happy Birthday, Cole Porter! Porter's many musicals include Fifty Million Frenchmen, DuBarry Was a Lady, Anything Goes and Can-Can, and his numerous hit songs include 'Night and Day', 'I Get a Kick out of You', 'Well, Did You Evah!' and 'I've Got You Under My Skin'. 1948's Kiss Me Kate was his most successful show, running for 1,077 performances in its original Broadway run. The production won the Tony Award for best musical (the first Tony awarded in that category), and Porter won for best composer and lyricist. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre to Present HAIRSPRAY, 5/3-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2012

Based on the film written and directed by John Waters, Hairspray is described as 'a musically rockin' story which takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where the '50s are out and change is in the air.' (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents HAIRSPRAY, 5/3-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

Based on the film written and directed by John Waters, Hairspray is a musically rockin' story which takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where the '50s are out and change is in the air. Loveable, plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DAMN YANKEES...An Enjoyable Evening of Escapist Theatre at Porthouse
by Roy Berko - Jun 18, 2012

Probably the golden age of musical theatre in the US was from 1950 to 1960. Great scripts like King and I, My Fair Lady, and West Side Story were staged. Also produced were such flops as Salad Days, Zuleika, Ankles Away, The Vamp, ShaNgri-La, Shinbone Alley, and Free As Air. Most shows were of the neither great nor flop variety. These included the likes of Call Me Madam, Guys and Dolls, Paint Your Wagon, Can-Can, Wonderful Town, Fanny, and The Pajama Game. Also included in the list was DAMN YANKEES, now on stage at Porthouse Theatre. (more...)

'Showtime, El Musical' en julio en el Teatro ArlequĂ­n de Madrid
by Roberto Rodriguez - Jul 7, 2012

El show ofrece un recorrido por los mejores espectáculos de cabaret del mundo. Serán cuatro únicas funciones, los días 18, 21, 25 y 28. (more...)

Patti LuPone Plays Provincetown Art House Tonight, 7/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2012

Patti LuPone won her second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as well Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for her performance as Rose in the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy, and created the title role in Evita on Broadway with her now legendary performance, for which she won her first Tony and Drama Desk Awards. Today, July 4th and tomorrow, July 5th, she will make her Provincetown debut at The Art House, with Sirius/Radio star Seth Rudetsky at the piano, for 3 shows only. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Erica Mansfield of 'Evita'
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 28, 2012

A longtime member of the 'Mamma Mia' cast on tour and Bway, Erica's now performing in her 2nd straight Rob Ashford-choreographed show. (more...)

Austin Pendleton Directs Boston Midsummer Opera's DON PASQUALE, Now thru 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

For its seventh season Boston Midsummer Opera (BMO) presents the comic piece, Donizetti's Don Pasquale, playing at the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University for three performances only, tonight, July 25, 27, and 29. Obie Award winner/Tony Award nominee Austin Pendleton directs the fully staged and costumed production. Music director and nationally acclaimed conductor Susan Davenny Wyner leads the performances, which will be performed with orchestra and sung in English. Metropolitan Opera bass Ricardo Lugo will sing the role of Don Pasquale. (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Camp Presents ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 8/8-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2012

Rubicon's Summer Youth Theatre programs continue with the much anticipated Musical Theatre Camp production. Last Summer's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was honored with an Indy Award from the Santa Barbara Independent for Musical Direction by John Enrico Douglas. This Summer, Douglas joins the artistic team again for Once On This Island, a highly original and theatrical Caribbean fairy tale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Se estrena 'Showtime, El Musical'
by Laura Pelaez - Jul 18, 2012

Desde esta misma noche, podrás ver Showtime, El Musical, en el teatro Arlequín, con cuatro únicas funciones. El espectáculo llega a Madrid después de haber obtenido un gran éxito en su gira de primavera. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents CAN-CAN, 8/30-10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

Cole Porter's Can-Can hits the Westchester Broadway Theatre stage this Fall. Written by Caleb Porter and Abe Burrows, the story revolves around t'he lovely Pistache, who owns the only café that features the sexy and provocative Can-Can. She spars with Aristide Forestier, a self-righteous judge, determined to close all Parisian dance halls. The show features the provocativly delightful Can-Can, the high-energy and physically demanding music hall dance which is a hybrid of the Polka and The Quadrille. First danced in circa 1822, it was outlawed for a number of years as immoral and prohibited by the police! How times have changed!' (more...)

Georgia Shakespeare Moves Annual BARD'S BASH Gala to New Venue, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

As part of its ongoing efforts to strengthen its finances following last year's emergency fundraising campaign, Georgia Shakespeare is moving its annual 'Bard's Bash' fundraising gala to a new venue and working with a number of new local partners to present a format that reflects the unique personality of the 26-year-old theatre company. Bard's Bash 2012: A Wilde Night will be held Friday, May 4 at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre to Present THINGS THAT GO DING, 4/27-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

Skylight Music Theatre will present Things That Go Ding!, described as 'a musical theatre spectacle like no other, featuring an unbelievable collection of vintage, vaudeville percussion novelties known as Ding's Dynasty. Highbrow meets lowbrow in this zany and highly entertaining show.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: High Flying Fun - A Conversation With CIRQUE MECHANICSÂ' Founder Chris Lashua
by David Green - Apr 5, 2012

The McCallum Theatre presents the Cirque Mechanics' critically acclaimed BOOM TOWN April 5-7. Cirque Mechanics was founded in 2004 and quickly established itself as a premiere American circus. With its unique approach to performance, inspiring storytelling and innovative mechanical staging it has been hailed as "the greatest contribution to the American circus since Cirque du Soleil". I had the chance to sit down with Chris Lashua, the troupe's founder and Creative Director, to chat about all things Cirque. Here are a few highlights from that conversation: (more...)

Terrence Mann and Charlotte dÂ'Amboise Set for Triple Arts Workshops This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

Terrence Mann and Charlotte d'Amboise are bringing their popular Triple Arts musical theater workshops for young performers to National Dance Institute in New York City this summer. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre to Present HAIRSPRAY, 5/3-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Based on the film written and directed by John Waters, Hairspray is described as 'a musically rockin' story which takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where the '50s are out and change is in the air.' (more...)

Patti LuPone, Seth Rudetsky to Play Provincetown Art House This July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

Patti LuPone won her second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as well Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for her performance as Rose in the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy, and created the title role in Evita on Broadway with her now legendary performance, for which she won her first Tony and Drama Desk Awards. On July 4th and 5th she will make her Provincetown debut at The Art House, with Sirius/Radio star Seth Rudetsky at the piano, for 3 shows only. The Art House is thrilled to welcome this Broadway legend to Provincetown this summer, when she opens the Broadway at the Art House series which will feature 10 different artists including Betty Buckley, Charles Busch, Ana Gasteyer, and Marilyn Maye among others, from July 4 - September 23. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Fox Releases Frank Sinatra, John Wayne Film Collections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment releases THE FRANK SINATRA FILM COLLECTION (April 3rd) and THE JOHN WAYNE FILM COLLECTION (May 8th) on DVD. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, 3/29-4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is described as 'a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow!' (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents THINGS THAT GO DING, Now thru 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Skylight Music Theatre presents Things That Go Ding!, described as 'a musical theatre spectacle like no other, featuring an unbelievable collection of vintage, vaudeville percussion novelties known as Ding's Dynasty. Highbrow meets lowbrow in this zany and highly entertaining show.' (more...)

Marilyn Maye's THE HAPPIEST SOUND IN TOWN Plays Feinstein's, Now thru 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY continues its Spring 2012 season with the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Pacific Symphony's CIRQUE DE LA SYMPHONIE and Schubert's Ninth
by Stage Tube - Apr 23, 2012

This May, California's Pacific Symphony features 'Cirque de la Symphonie,' a fusion of Cirque acts and classical and pops favorites and its upcoming concert, Schubert's Ninth. Get a sneak peek of the preparations for these two events in the videos below! (more...)

Marilyn Maye's THE HAPPIEST SOUND IN TOWN Plays Feinstein's, 4/24-5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will continue its Spring 2012 season with the return engagement of Grammy Award nominated singer and entertainer Marilyn Maye. (more...)

COLE PORTER UNPUBLISHED CABARET Announces Cast for May 16+26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

Producer John Forslund has announced the cast for his OFF THE BOOKS: A COLE PORTER UNPUBLISHED CABARET evening at the Duplex Piano Bar & Cabaret, New York on May 16 and 26. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents HAIRSPRAY, 5/3-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

Based on the film written and directed by John Waters, Hairspray is a musically rockin' story which takes place in 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, where the '50s are out and change is in the air. Loveable, plump teenager, Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. (more...)

Pacific SymphonyÂ's 2012 Gala Set for 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

Pacific Symphony's 2012 gala whisks guests back in time to La Belle Époque, a joyous time in cultural history-turn-of-the-century France. The sensuous and gregarious excitement of the Moulin Rouge and Folies Bergere abounds, as the evening of music, dancing and French-influenced cuisine takes place Saturday, May 19, at 5:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Irvine at Jamboree Center. (more...)

Patti LuPone Honored with Signature Theatre's 2011 Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor esteemed stage actress Patti LuPone with the company's third 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 on April 16, 2012 at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC. Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer said, 'I am thrilled that Patti LuPone will be this year's recipient of the Stephen Sondheim Award. With her wonderful performances in Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, Company, Passion, and more - she has had an amazing connection to Steve's words and music. It's wonderful to add her name to the distinguished honorees Angela Lansbury and Bernadette Peters. We look forward to saluting Patti and her extraordinary talents in April.' (more...)

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