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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.

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Edward Kleban was the Tony-winning lyricist for the Broadway classic, A CHORUS LINE. Upon his death in 1978, a trunkful of songs from never-produced musicals was found by his friends and A CLASS ACT was born. Featuring songs in the classic-Broadway style and characters from his life including his A CHORUS LINE writing partner, Marvin Hamlisch and the show's creator, Buffalo's own Michael Bennett, A CLASS ACT tells the story of a remarkable man and the ups and downs of his life and career in the theatre.


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Broadway Love Story: The Tale of Rebecca Luker & Danny Burstein
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Whether you consider it more of a reason for being alive, a way to measure the year, or proof of an enchanted evening, love is everywhere on Broadway...including offstage. In this first edition of Broadway Love Story, fall hard for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein and FUN HOME's Rebecca Luker, who explain their personal joys and trials of being a couple in the Broadway spotlight. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Howard McGillin & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Jennifer Ellis, Ciaran Sheehan and Leigh Barrett to Lead Reagle's CAROUSEL This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 48th consecutive summer season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's masterpiece CAROUSEL from June 9-19, 2016.  (more...)

Barn Stage Company Announces Cast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, the 2016 Summer Series opens in July with the Tony Award-winning play, Peter And The Starcatcher! The show runs Thursday-Sunday for three weekends at The Truax Building in Old Town Temecula. This production comes to Temecula for the first time! An Inland Empire Premiere! Peter And The Starcatcher will be directed by J. Scott Lapp, with Movement by Chelsea Nicole and Musical Direction by Leigh Sutherlin. (more...)

Jed Resnick, Katie Thompson & More Set for WOODY - A NEW FAIRY TALE Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

'Woody - A New Fairytale' will be given an industry reading at Signature Theatre this Tuesday, May 31st. The reading will feature a cast of 13 starring: (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK Stars to Teach Workshop with A Class Act NY in June
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

A Class Act NY, Manhattan's award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, is hosting a SCHOOL OF ROCK workshop with stars of the Broadway cast. In this special session, John Hemphill (MAMMA MIA!, SCHOOL OF ROCK) and Shahadi Wright Joseph (THE LION KING, SCHOOL OF ROCK) will work with students of all skill levels, ages 7-24, on a song and dance combination from the musical. Hemphill will teach the "Guitar Hero" sequence, and Joseph, a student of A Class Act NY and a child star of SCHOOL OF ROCK, will teach a song and dance cut of "Stick it to the Man!" (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Fiddler on the Roof, Danny Burstein, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Winner Sara Ramirez Exits ABC's GREY'S ANATOMY After 10 Seasons
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

On last night's GREY'S ANATOMY on ABC, Sara Ramirez, who has portrayed orthopedic surgeon Dr. Callie Torres for the past ten years, made her exit from the long-running series. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Class Act NY Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

This past weekend, May 14-15, A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, presented Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, JR. The double-cast production of 7-18 year-olds sold out six flawless shows at the beautiful Off Broadway Five Angels Theater. Scroll down for a look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ariana DeBose, Joe Iconis & More Perform the Songs of Edward Kleban at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

On May 15, Feinstein's/54 Below hosted an exploration of Kleban songs that range from hilariously funny to heart tugging to outrageous, all models of his impeccable craft. Check out photos below! (more...)

Tamra Hayden to Take LOVE IS ... to Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

On July 6th, Tamra Hayden, who stellar career includes originating the role of Cosette in LES MISERABLES on Broadway, takes 'Love Is ...' to Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Has Tevye Proved Danny Burstein's Most Difficult Role? The Six-Time Nominee Explains!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

In the past ten years, Danny Burstein has wooed audiences with his Tony nominated performances as some of Broadway's most beloved characters- Buddy, Aldopho, Billis... the list goes on. Now he has taken on perhaps musical theatre's most iconic character- a milkman from Anatevka called Tevye. How does this role (for which he is nominated as Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical) compared to his others? Find out below! (more...)

A Class Act NY to Present Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR. This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

This Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, is proud to present Disney's Beauty and the Beast JR. at the beautiful Off Broadway Five Angels Theater, part of the 52nd Street Project, 789 10th Ave, NYC. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - The Tonys!
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Jun 9, 2016

After any given performance of Bright Star, we typically have between 20-40 people waiting at the stage door for autographs. It's interesting to observe how differently the people in our cast (and casts everywhere) deal with greeting fans at the stage door. Over the years, I've isolated a few categories: (more...)

Laura Osnes & Corey Cott to Teach Audition Technique Masterclass at A Class Act NY, 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Broadway stars Laura Osnes (CINDERELLA, BONNIE AND CLYDE) and Corey Cott (NEWSIES, GIGI) are teaching a musical theatre audition technique masterclass to advanced students of A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, on August 6 in NYC. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL & More Added to Hollywood Pantages Theatre 2016-2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, is proud to announce the addition of four new productions, all with strictly-limited engagements, during the 2016/2017 Winter season. The new lineup will include three Hollywood Pantages return engagements and one L.A. Premiere. (more...)

Photo Flash: THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE at Lookingglass Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure, written by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas, and co-directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks and Krissy Vanderwarker. Thaddeus and Slocum: A Vaudeville Adventure runs June 1 - August 14, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.   (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 7/28-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

One of Shakespeare's most problematic works makes its Shakespeare in the Parking Lot debut July 28 to August 13 when Ezra Barnes directs 'The Merchant of Venice.' (more...)

Tamra Hayden Coming to Feinsteins/54 Below, 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?On July 6th, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tamra Hayden's "Love Is . . ." celebrating the many facets of love with sexy jazz tunes such as: "Fever" and "Something's Gotta Give," rousing Broadway anthems such as: "It All Fades Away" from "Bridges of Madison County" and plenty of spontaneous hilarity to make for a perfect date night out.  You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll fall in love all over again!  Hayden is accompanied by Musical Director Dan Riddle and her fabulous 6 piece orchestra, featuring songs off her latest CD, "Love Is…" (more...)

Pushcart Players to Stage PETER AND THE WOLF at Chevron Family Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, 'Peter and the Wolf' on Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at The Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the first rehearsal below! (more...)

A Class Act NY to Host Broadway Camp in Stamford This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Get ready, Stamford! A Class Act NY is bringing Broadway to your very own JCC with an award-winning Broadway camp taught by Broadway stars!  (more...)

A Class Act NY to Host Broadway Camp on Long Island This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Get ready, Long Island! A Class Act NY is coming back for the ninth successful summer in a row with their award-winning Broadway camp, CAMP ACA, August 22 - 26! Actors ages 7-18 will work with Broadway Star Judine Sommerville (HAIRSPRAY, ON THE TOWN, CRAZY FOR YOU, LATE NITE COMIC) and a professional music director on song and dance combinations from classic and contemporary musicals that will then be performed at the end of the week for family and friends at the JCC's 250 seat theatre! Campers will be grouped according to age. Space is limited!  (more...)

Ashley Kate Adams Set for A Class Act NY's Two Acting Camps in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

This July, the award-winning Manhattan acting studio A Class Act NY is offering two unique acting camps for young actors, ages 7-18. (more...)

A Class Act NY Sets Upcoming Summer Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?For the eleventh summer in a row, A Class Act NY is offering a half-dozen unique acting camps for young actors, ages 5-18.  (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Return for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced today that Lorna Luft will reprise her role as Martha Watson in the upcoming National Tour. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose Premieres 'Shoes,' Cut From A CHORUS LINE, at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Michael Dale - Jun 20, 2016

The talented HAMILTON ensemble member recently gave a world premiere performance of a lost Kleban/Hamlisch song. (more...)

ALMOST ELTON JOHN & Atlanta Pops Orchestra Set for Fred Amphitheater, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Craig A Meyer is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market. His strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano are captivating audiences everywhere! (more...)

BWW Preview: The Palm Springs Area has a 'Cool' Summer Lineup
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 15, 2016

Coachella Valley performing arts fans who stay in town this summer will not be bored; there are many cabarets, staged readings, and full-fledged theatrical productions to keep everyone occupied. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival to Open with Aspen Santa Fe Ballet & Juan Siddi Flamenco, 6/22-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival 2016 opens its 84th annual season with exciting contemporary dance company Aspen Santa Fe Ballet presenting a diverse program, June 22-26 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Aspen Santa Fe Ballet is dually-based in New Mexico and Colorado and led by Artistic Director Tom Mossbrucker and Executive Director Jean-Philippe Malaty. Exhibiting masterful technique and powerful performances, the company brings stirring works by a roster of esteemed choreographers including Alejandro Cerrudo's Silent Ghost, Fernando Melo's Re:play, and Cayetano Soto's Huma Rojo. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/9/2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/9/2016. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 3
by Audition Roundup - Jul 3, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 3, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

PETE 'N' KEELY to Open This August Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the August 3rd opening of the musical comedy Pete 'n' Keely, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (August 3 - 13).  (more...)

Justin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton to Lead New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Broadway, television and film star Justin Guarini returns to Bucks County Playhouse when he joins Tony nominee Euan Morton, Barrymore winner Michele Ragusa and newcomer Aidan J. Lawrence at Bucks County Playhouse for 'Cake Off,' a new musical by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon. 'Cake Off', directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will preview on August 19, with opening night August 20 and run through September 10, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: A CLASS ACT Celebrates Opening Night at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances continue Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances continue Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Premiere Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, 'Peter and the Wolf' on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 am at The Wilkins Theatre at Kean University, Union NJ. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/2/2016
by - Jul 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/2/2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the cast and artistic staff of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS, September 9 - October 16, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Broadway's Ashley Kate Adams, Halle Morse, Lauren "Coco" Cohn and More Teaching Weekly Classes for Young Actors Starting This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Jul 12, 2016

A Class Act NY is proud to announce Broadway's Ashley Kate Adams (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES), Halle Morse (MAMMA MIA!), Lauren "Coco" Cohn (MAMMA MIA!), and more will teach its advanced-level and all skill-level fall classes in musical theatre, voice-over, on-camera and acting technique.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, the 2016 Summer Series opened in July with the Tony Award-winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. The show runs Thursday-Sunday for three weekends at The Truax Building in Old Town Temecula. This production comes to Temecula for the first time. An Inland Empire Premiere! PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is directed by J. Scott Lapp, with Movement by Chelsea Nicole and Musical Direction by Leigh Sutherlin. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 10
by Audition Roundup - Jul 10, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 10, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Songstress Erin Cornell to Return to Sydney at The Basement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Powerhouse songstress Erin Cornell is coming to The Basement for an unmissable, intimate evening of song and stories this August. (more...)

Photo Flash: Great Moments from A Class Act NY's 2016 Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, is halfway through their eleventh successful summer of theatre camps taught by Broadway performers. Scroll down for a peek at some highlights so far! (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

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