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44th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
216 W. 44th St.

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A New York City police sergeant tries to intentionally lose some money by backing a Broadway show, The Rhinestone Girl, that is sure to fail. When it becomes a hit, an investigation into police corruption is launched. The police sergeant’s wife saves the day by donating the profits from the show to the city’s depleated treasury.

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Tony Award Winner John Rando to Direct A CHRISTMAS STORY Tour; Gene Weygandt, Rachel Bay Jones Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2011

The producers of A Christmas Story, The Musical! have announced the latest additions to their creative team and principal cast. Tony Award winning John Rando (Urinetown, The Wedding Singer) has signed on as the new director for the national holiday tour. (more...)

Samuel Joseph Presents Songbook Festival, 9/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

Producer Samuel Joseph will present a 4 day festival of the finest UK vocalists performing their unique interpretations of some of the great songwriters of the 20th century at the stunning Kings Place Wed 21 September to Saturday September 24. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre Announces Their 15th Anniversary Season, Begins 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

Mad Cow Theatre announces its 15th anniversary season of live, professional theatre in the Heart of Downtown Orlando. (more...)

NEIGHBORHOOD CLASSICS Sets 2011-12 Season Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2011

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Artistic Director of the Neighborhood Classics concert series at public schools in New York has announced the concert schedule for the 2011-2012 season. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: J.D. Webster of 'The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess'
by Adrienne Onofri - Oct 7, 2011

J.D.'s varied career has encompassed Broadway, opera, concert work and 17 Encores! shows. (more...)

Valentina Lisitsa Performs Liszt at PS 142 for Neighborhood Classics, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2011

Simone Dinnerstein's Neighborhood Classics season continues with a concert by dazzling Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa on Friday, November 4 at 7pm at PS 142 (100 Attorney Street, NYC). Lisitsa offers music by Franz Liszt, in honor of the Hungarian composer's 200th birthday. She will play Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, his Ballade No. 2, and 'La danza sacra e duetto finale,' a transcription by Liszt from Verdi'a opera, Aida. All ticket sales will benefit PS 142. (more...)

Come Fly Away An Audience Favorite at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Oct 28, 2011

For those ardent fans of Frank Sinatra, Come Fly Away is a must see. For dance fans who can't wait to watch Dancing with the Stars every week on TV, here's your chance to get out of that armchair and go see some exciting dancing up close, on a real live stage. Plus there's a big band center stage playing along with Sinatra's recorded vocals so that big brassy sound can be savored live. At the Pantages through November 6 only, yes indeed, Come Fly Away is bound to enchant music and dance lovers of all ages. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Jill Paice & More Join Lorna Luft in Paper Mill's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) today announced the cast and creative team for its holiday musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Irving Berlin's White Christmas will be directed by Marc Bruni, with choreography by Randy Skinner and musical direction by Steven Freeman. The cast features: James Clow (Bob Wallace), Tony Yazbeck (Phil Davis), Jill Paice (Betty Haynes), Meredith Patterson (Judy Haynes), Edward James Hyland (General Waverly) and Lorna Luft (Martha Watson). (more...)

Ashley Brown Leads New York Pops Irving Berlin Tribute Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

On October 14, 2011 at 8:00pm, The New York Pops orchestra - famous for presenting popular music with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality - celebrates the music of Irving Berlin in a stirring program entitled 'Rags to Ritzes'. Under the baton of guest director Jack Everly, the concert kicks off the orchestra's 29th season with an evening of quintessentially American music. (more...)

Glee-Cap: The First Time
by Robert Lawlor - Nov 8, 2011

Remember your first time? He was wearing that half mask, you were wearing your favorite Opera dress, all while you were sailing on a boat through the - Oh wait, that was Christine from Phantom of the Opera. But, tonight - relationships will be taken to the next level as it's time for two of our favorite couples to Face the Music of the night and take their own journey - sans the opera dress, the mask, and the boat - well - maybe. Artie takes his role of director of West Side Story to heart and proposes an interesting question to his stars Rachel and Blaine - if "Tonight" is about sexual awakening - what was yours like? Both are flustered - but take the question into account with their boyfriends. Blaine makes a visit to Dalton to invite the Warblers to opening night of West Side Story and encounters a rehearsal of "Uptown Girl" sung by Nick and a new Warbler, named Sebastian. Artie - after watching Coach Bieste run out of rehearsal upon his question to Rachel and Blaine - confronts her about her first time - to find she's interested in someone, but unsure how to pursue it. Also in pursuit - Sebastian chats up Blaine, clearly walking the line between flirtation and walking over the line. Finn goes to Puck for advice about garnering protection for his night with Rachel, while Kurt and Blaine discuss Kurt's bucket list of things - which prompts Blaine to ask about being adventurous while they're young, causing Kurt to question his words. Blaine goes to meet with Sebastian, who once again pushes the line - but Kurt arrives and instantly pushes back on the boy's advances, but agrees to sneak into a gay bar with him - shocking Blaine. Artie pushes the man who Bieste is interested in to ask her out - making it very obvious - while Rachel pushes Finn to commit, only to offend him when she lets slip why she wants to do it so badly. Cooter steps up to the plate to ask Bieste out, but her insecurity almost derails it - but things click and go on track for a date. Rachel, desperate to figure out what she did wrong - calls on the girls of glee club and becomes inspired by Tina's words about her first time with Mike. Meanwhile, Mike and his father come to words about his involved with West Side Story - both men saying things they will likely regret. Blaine and Kurt head to the gay bar - which reveals Sebastian once again attempting to push the line, while Kurt surprisingly runs into Karofsky, whose doing well while at his new school, seemingly putting a real truce to the events of the past. Kurt rains on Sebastian's parade by claiming Blaine on the dance floor, only to have an argument with Blaine after he gets too handsy as they get ready to leave - Blaine storms off, leaving Kurt hurt. Opening night of the musical comes and Artie is nervous, but his cast makes him feel like a grown man for the first time with their support. Santana, Puck, and the Sharks sing "America" - while Mike and the Jets crash the party. Backstage, Blaine and Rachel grow more nervous for being realistic about their roles, but agree - they can truly do this. After the show, Kurt meets Blaine on stage and they share a tender moment before leaving to go to Blaine's. Finn freaks out over the recruiter not looking at him seriously, his frustration about his future reaching a peak - which Rachel attempts to bring him down from. As "One Hand, One Heart" is recalled - both couples share their special first time. No opera dresses, no boats - but lots of love. Until next week, Gleeks. (more...)

Tony Award Winner John Rando to Direct A CHRISTMAS STORY Tour; Gene Weygandt, Rachel Bay Jones Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2011

The producers of A Christmas Story, The Musical! have announced the latest additions to their creative team and principal cast. Tony Award winning John Rando (Urinetown, The Wedding Singer) has signed on as the new director for the national holiday tour. (more...)

NEIGHBORHOOD CLASSICS Sets 2011-12 Season Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Pianist Simone Dinnerstein, Artistic Director of the Neighborhood Classics concert series at public schools in New York has announced the concert schedule for the 2011-2012 season. (more...)

Valentina Lisitsa Performs Liszt at PS 142 for Neighborhood Classics, 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

Simone Dinnerstein's Neighborhood Classics season continues with a concert by dazzling Ukrainian pianist Valentina Lisitsa on Friday, November 4 at 7pm at PS 142 (100 Attorney Street, NYC). Lisitsa offers music by Franz Liszt, in honor of the Hungarian composer's 200th birthday. She will play Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12, his Ballade No. 2, and 'La danza sacra e duetto finale,' a transcription by Liszt from Verdi'a opera, Aida. All ticket sales will benefit PS 142. (more...)

Tony Award Winner John Rando to Direct A CHRISTMAS STORY Tour; Gene Weygandt, Rachel Bay Jones Join Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

The producers of A Christmas Story, The Musical! have announced the latest additions to their creative team and principal cast. Tony Award winning John Rando (Urinetown, The Wedding Singer) has signed on as the new director for the national holiday tour. (more...)

TOP HAT to Open at West End's Aldwych Theatre, April 2011
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2011

Following a 17 week UK tour and seventy seven years after its movie release, Top Hat will receive its West End stage premiere at the Aldwych Theatre previewing from 19 April, with press night on 9 May 2012. Tickets go on sale tomorrow (12 November 2011) and Top Hat is currently booking at the Aldwych Theatre until 26 January 2013. In addition to the West End announcement, Top Hat today also announces pre-west end tour dates as follows - New Victoria Theatre Woking, 13-17 March and Bristol Hippodrome, 21 - 31 March 2012. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Encores! PIPE DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Casting is complete for Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, the second Encores! production of the 2011-12 season, running March 28 - April 1. Pipe Dream will be directed by Marc Bruni with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Kelli Barclay. It will play for seven performances at New York City Center, West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. (more...)

Pre-West-End Performances of TOP HAT Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Tom Chambers and Summer Strallen take the lead roles of Jerry Travers and Dale Tremont in Top Hat which receives its West End stage premiere at the Aldwych Theatre previewing from 19 April, with press night on 9 May 2012. The show is currently booking at the Aldwych Theatre until 26 January 2013. Tonight (13 March 2012) Top Hat opens at the New Victoria Theatre Woking where it will play until 17 March 2012 before visiting Bristol Hippodrome (21 - 31 March 2012) prior to its West End run. (more...)

TARGET FREE THURSDAYS Concerts Announced for January, February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2012

Step in out of the cold this winter and enjoy sizzling FREE concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Target® Free Thursdays present a range of exciting artists this January and February, banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone, Colombian singer Lucia Pulido, and country/bluegrass artist Ruth Moody. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tierney Sutton Plays Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 30, 2012

Grammy Award-nominated jazz vocalist and JazzWeek's Vocalist of the Year Award winner Tierney Sutton and her four-piece band play Birdland through tonight, with shows at 8:30 and 11. (more...)

TARGET FREE THURSDAYS Concerts Announced for January, February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

Step in out of the cold this winter and enjoy sizzling FREE concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Target® Free Thursdays present a range of exciting artists this January and February, banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone, Colombian singer Lucia Pulido, and country/bluegrass artist Ruth Moody. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

next to normal Comes To Playhouse On The Square
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2012

One family is about to Face the Music. A suburban mom suffering from bipolar disorder decides to stop taking her medication and the fallout forces her and her family to confront the memories they have each avoided. (more...)

TARGET FREE THURSDAYS Concerts Announced for January, February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2012

Step in out of the cold this winter and enjoy sizzling FREE concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Target® Free Thursdays present a range of exciting artists this January and February, banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone, Colombian singer Lucia Pulido, and country/bluegrass artist Ruth Moody. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Laura Osnes to Star in PIPE DREAM at City Center Encores! March 28-April 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2012

Laura Osnes has been cast as Suzy in the New York City Center Encores! production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream running March 28 - April 1. Pipe Dream will be directed by Marc Bruni with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Kelli Barclay, and will play for seven performances at New York City Center, West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. The Encores! presentation marks the first time the musical will be seen on the New York stage since the original production closed in June 1956. (more...)

Maroulis, Davi, Jarvis to Star in Revised Broadway-Hopeful THE TOXIC AVENGER in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for their production of The Toxic Avenger. In a new production, which features several new songs and revised book by the Tony Award-winning creative team of Memphis, Bon Jovi founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and Joe DiPietro, Tony-nominated Constantine Maroulis takes center stage as the righteous superhero in the title role. John Rando (Tony Winner for Urinetown) returns to the Alley to reinvent his hilarious 2009 Off-Broadway staging of The Toxic Avenger following his smashing Alley productions of The Man Who Came to Dinner, Mrs. Mannerly and Be My Baby. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Nancy Opel Lead Alley Theatre's The Toxic Avenger
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the "hysterically funny" (New York Post) new musical The Toxic Avenger. (more...)

TARGET FREE THURSDAYS Concerts Announced for January, February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2012

Step in out of the cold this winter and enjoy sizzling FREE concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Target® Free Thursdays present a range of exciting artists this January and February, banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone, Colombian singer Lucia Pulido, and country/bluegrass artist Ruth Moody. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

THE GREAT IMMENSITY Premieres at Kansas City Rep, 2/24-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2012

The world premiere of The Great Immensity will take place at Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Copaken Stage, February 17-March 18. The Great Immensity is presented by Kansas City Rep and The Civilians, the center for investigative theatre led by Founding Artistic Director Steve Cosson. (more...)

James Lapine, Marc Bruni, John Rando to Direct Encores! at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

Jack Viertel, Artistic Director of New York City Center's Encores! series, today announced the final two directors for the 2012 Encores! season. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2012/13 Season Of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2012

The 2012/13 season brings with it a major milestone: the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's Tenth Anniversary Season Celebration. (more...)

The Neighborhood Classics Series Continues 3/30 With Paul OÂ'Dette
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

The Neighborhood Classics concert series at public schools in New York continues with a performance by master lutenist Paul O'Dette on Friday, March 30 at 7pm at PS 321's Auditorium (180 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn). His program will feature a selection of music from the 16th and 17th centuries by Elizabethan composers including John Dowland, Anthony Holborne, and Daniel Bacheler. Neighborhood Classics founder and Artistic Director Simone Dinnerstein will host the hour-long, family-friendly concert. All ticket sales will benefit PS 321. (more...)

Please Don't Let This Feeling End; MELISSA MANCHESTER at The Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa on February 25
by David Green - Feb 28, 2012

The SHOW at The Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa is definitely the finest concert venue in the Coachella Valley and arguably the finest concert venue in Southern California. It is aesthetically spectacular, state of the art in every way and, for its size at over 2000 seats, incredibly intimate. It was the perfect setting to showcase the incredible talents of Melissa Manchester who, after taking time off the road to raise her kids, is back and better than ever. (more...)

THE GREAT IMMENSITY Premieres at Kansas City Rep, 2/24-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

The world premiere of The Great Immensity will take place at Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Copaken Stage, February 17-March 18. The Great Immensity is presented by Kansas City Rep and The Civilians, the center for investigative theatre led by Founding Artistic Director Steve Cosson. (more...)

Jennifer Hope Wills, David Schmittou to Star in Riverside Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN, 2/23-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Riverside Theatre will present Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" February 23 - March 18 at its Stark Mainstage theater. With direction and choreography by Vince Pesce, the production's cast includes Broadway stars Jennifer Hope Wills (Marian Paroo), Beth McVey (Eulalie Shinn), and J.B. Adams (Mayor Shinn). The musical also stars David Schmittou as Professor Harold Hill. (more...)

TARGET FREE THURSDAYS Concerts Announced for January, February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

Step in out of the cold this winter and enjoy sizzling FREE concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Target® Free Thursdays present a range of exciting artists this January and February, banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone, Colombian singer Lucia Pulido, and country/bluegrass artist Ruth Moody. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

TARGET FREE THURSDAYS Concerts Announced for January, February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2012

Step in out of the cold this winter and enjoy sizzling FREE concerts at the David Rubenstein Atrium. Target® Free Thursdays present a range of exciting artists this January and February, banjo virtuoso Jayme Stone, Colombian singer Lucia Pulido, and country/bluegrass artist Ruth Moody. Admission is free, but seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL Closes at Playhouse On The Square
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2012

One family is about to Face the Music. A suburban mom suffering from bipolar disorder decides to stop taking her medication and the fallout forces her and her family to confront the memories they have each avoided. (more...)

Jennifer Hope Wills, David Schmittou to Star in Riverside Theatre's THE MUSIC MAN, 2/23-3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012

Riverside Theatre will present Meredith Wilson's "The Music Man" February 23 - March 18 at its Stark Mainstage theater. With direction and choreography by Vince Pesce, the production's cast includes Broadway stars Jennifer Hope Wills (Marian Paroo), Beth McVey (Eulalie Shinn), and J.B. Adams (Mayor Shinn). The musical also stars David Schmittou as Professor Harold Hill. (more...)

In Another Marilyn Monroe Role! SMASH Star Megan Hilty to Star in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2012

Megan Hilty has been cast as Lorelei Lee, the diamond-loving blonde made famous by Carol Channing, in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, opening May 9 at New York City Center. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes will be directed by John Rando with music direction by Rob Berman and choreography by Randy Skinner and will play for seven performances, May 9 - 13, at New York City Center, 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues. (more...)

The Araca Group Announces The Return Of AracaWorks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2011

The Araca Group has announced the return of AracaWorks, a week-long series of play readings celebrating new work for the theatre. (more...)

Maroulis, Davi, Jarvis to Star in Revised Broadway-Hopeful THE TOXIC AVENGER in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2011

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for their production of The Toxic Avenger. In a new production, which features several new songs and revised book by the Tony Award-winning creative team of Memphis, Bon Jovi founding member and keyboardist David Bryan and Joe DiPietro, Tony-nominated Constantine Maroulis takes center stage as the righteous superhero in the title role. John Rando (Tony Winner for Urinetown) returns to the Alley to reinvent his hilarious 2009 Off-Broadway staging of The Toxic Avenger following his smashing Alley productions of The Man Who Came to Dinner, Mrs. Mannerly and Be My Baby. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis, Nancy Opel Lead Alley Theatre's The Toxic Avenger
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2011

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the "hysterically funny" (New York Post) new musical The Toxic Avenger. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre Presents THE HOLIDAY GUYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2011

MusicalFare Theatre is set to present a special holiday event for two performances only: THE HOLIDAY GUYS starring Broadway actors Jeffry Denman and Marc Kudisch. Mr. Kudisch is a three-time Tony Award Nominee, three-time Drama Desk Nominee and two-time Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee. (more...)

The Araca Group Announces The Return Of AracaWorks
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2011

The Araca Group has announced the return of AracaWorks, a week-long series of play readings celebrating new work for the theatre. (more...)

next to normal Comes To Playhouse On The Square
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2011

One family is about to Face the Music. A suburban mom suffering from bipolar disorder decides to stop taking her medication and the fallout forces her and her family to confront the memories they have each avoided. (more...)

Paper Mill Announces Special Holiday Schedule For WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced an extended holiday schedule for its hit musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre Presents THE HOLIDAY GUYS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2011

MusicalFare Theatre is set to present a special holiday event for two performances only: THE HOLIDAY GUYS starring Broadway actors Jeffry Denman and Marc Kudisch. Mr. Kudisch is a three-time Tony Award Nominee, three-time Drama Desk Nominee and two-time Outer Critics Circle Award Nominee. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre Presents THE HOLIDAY GUYS 12/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2011

MusicalFare Theatre presents an exclusive holiday event: THE HOLIDAY GUYS, for two performances only- Dec. 21st and 22nd at 7pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: IN THE HEIGHTS Cast Sings 'White Christmas'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 20, 2011

In the video below, the cast of In the Heights, on behalf of R&H Theatricals sings Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas.' Click below to check it out! (more...)

Paper Mill Announces Special Holiday Schedule For WHITE CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced an extended holiday schedule for its hit musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. (more...)

MusicalFare Theatre Presents THE HOLIDAY GUYS 12/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

MusicalFare Theatre presents an exclusive holiday event: THE HOLIDAY GUYS, for two performances only- Dec. 21st and 22nd at 7pm. (more...)

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