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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 sergeantís wife saves the day by donating the profits from the show to the cityís depleated treasury.


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Peter Nero and The Philly POPS Host DANCING AND ROMANCING at Kimmel Center, 10/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2012

Encore Series, Inc., presenter of Peter Nero and The Philly POPS, have announced the first concert series of the 2012/2013 Season will be held October 12-14, 2012 in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. "Dancing and Romancing" is a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, featuring nationally acclaimed dancers, Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. (more...)

Suggs and Original West End Director Matthew Warchus Reunite for 10th Anniversary Concert of OUR HOUSE, November 11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

OUR HOUSE - "A place of heart and hearth which you are never sad to go back to" - will mark it's 10th anniversary with a celebratory West End gala concert at the Savoy Theatre in aid of Help for Heroes on Sunday November 11th at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Clearwater Foundation Honors David Amram with 'Power of Song Award', 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

The Clearwater Foundation honors David Amram with the Power of Song Award on Friday, November 9 at 6:30 PM at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, located at 95th and Broadway, New York City. (more...)

Marc Kudisch and Jeffry Denman Record 'Happy Merry Hanu-Mas' Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2012

Broadway stars Marc Kudisch and Jeffry Denman, the self-proclaimed Holiday Guys, are in the studio this week to record their acclaimed Happy Merry Hanu-Mas show. The album will be released by Yellow Sound Label later this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's TOP HAT - Extended Ticket Sales!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Over 180,000 new tickets are released for public sale today (10 September 2012) as Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre extends its booking period to 28 September 2013. Seventy seven years after its movie release, Matthew White's production arrived in the West End earlier this year having completed a 20 week sell-out UK tour. Broadway World has a first look at the production below. (more...)

RAUNCH AND ROLL Closes Barn Theatre's 66th Season, 8/28-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2012

Be a part of history as a brand new work hits the Barn Theatre stage. Playing for one week only, August 28 - September 2 is the Barn's exciting 66th season finale RAUNCH AND ROLL. This exciting new format, part drama, part rock concert features book by Brendan Ragotzy, music by Troy Benton, Grammy Award-winner Richard Marx, Fee Waybill (of The Tubes) and Gary Cherone (of Van Halen, Extreme). (more...)

Peter Nero and The Philly POPS Opens 2012/2013 Season, Oct 12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2012

JEncore Series, Inc., presenter of Peter Nero and The Philly POPS¬ģ, today announced the first concert series of the 2012/2013 Season will be held October 12-14, 2012 in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. "Dancing and Romancing" will commence The POPS 34th Annual Season and contains a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, featuring nationally acclaimed dancers, Joan Hess and Kirby Ward, Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas and violinist Michael Ludwig. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2012/13 Season Of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2012

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

Ra√ļl Esparza, Kelli O¬'Hara and More to Perform at Encores! Gala, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

New York City Center will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Tony Award-winning Encores! series on November 12 with a Gala Benefit starring Raul Esparza and Kelli O'Hara, and featuring performers who have starred in Encores! productions over the past two decades. (more...)

Peter Nero and The Philly POPS Host DANCING AND ROMANCING at Kimmel Center, 10/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

Encore Series, Inc., presenter of Peter Nero and The Philly POPS, have announced the first concert series of the 2012/2013 Season will be held October 12-14, 2012 in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. "Dancing and Romancing" is a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, featuring nationally acclaimed dancers, Joan Hess and Kirby Ward. (more...)

Peter Nero and The Philly POPS Opens 2012/2013 Season, Oct 12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

JEncore Series, Inc., presenter of Peter Nero and The Philly POPS¬ģ, today announced the first concert series of the 2012/2013 Season will be held October 12-14, 2012 in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia. "Dancing and Romancing" will commence The POPS 34th Annual Season and contains a tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, featuring nationally acclaimed dancers, Joan Hess and Kirby Ward, Spanish guitarist Pablo Sainz Villegas and violinist Michael Ludwig. (more...)

Clearwater Foundation Honors David Amram with 'Power of Song Award' Tonight, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

The Clearwater Foundation honors David Amram with the Power of Song Award tonight, November 9 at 6:30 PM at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, located at 95th and Broadway, New York City. (more...)

Neighborhood Classics Presents CONTEMPORANEOUS and FACE THE MUSIC Concerts, 12/1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2012

The Neighborhood Classics concert series presents two concerts the weekend of December 1 and 2, 2012. On Saturday, December 1 at 7pm, new music group Contemporaneous will perform a concert hosted by James Matheson, composer and Neighborhood Classics Artistic Director at P.S. 142, entitled "Shut Your Eyes" at P.S. 142 (100 Attorney St., NYC) on Manhattan's Lower East Side. On Sunday, December 2 at 3pm, the talented teenagers of Face the Music will perform a concert entitled "Why Am I Hearing Rock in my Classical Music?" at P.S. 69Q (77-02 37th Ave.) in Queens. All ticket sales for these one-hour, family-friendly concerts benefit the host schools. (more...)

Polochick To Lead BSO & Concert Artists of Baltimore Chorale In 30th Anniversary Performance of Handel¬'s MESSIAH, 12/7
by Patrick Nugent - Nov 9, 2012

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Concert Artists of Baltimore and conductor Edward Polochick continue their tradition of ushering in the Christmas season with an all-star performance of Handel's Messiah on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mandy Bruno, Matt Loehr and More Backstage at Maltz Jupiter Theater's THE MUSIC MAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2012

In the video below, go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team of Maltz Jupiter Theater's THE MUSIC MAN, featuring Broadway's Mandy Bruno and star of the show Matt Loehr. The show runs tomorrow, November 27 through Sunday, December 16 (more...)

Up to 43% off Best Seats & No Booking Fees for TOP HAT at the Aldwych Theatre!
by Contests Broadway - Nov 19, 2012

Exclusive 72 hour TOP HAT sale! Save up to 43% off best seats with no booking fees. Packed full of Irving Berlin's greatest hits, such as Let's Face the Music and Dance, Cheek to Cheek, Puttin' on the Ritz and Top Hat, White Tie and Tails, stunning tap, romantic ballroom and a little bit of Busby Berkeley thrown in for good measure, Top Hat is a glorious celebration of 1930s song and dance, featuring magnificent sets, over 200 costumes and a love story that will set the pulses racing! (more...)

Photo Flash: OUR HOUSE 10th Anniversary Concert After Party!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

Suggs and Madness saxophonist Lee Thompson led the sell-out audience at the 10th anniversary charity gala performance of OUR HOUSE in an impromptu singalong of their greatest hits last night. It brought the curtain down at the Savoy Theatre on a night that saw many original cast members both in the production and on stage in the show in a fundraiser for the Help for Heroes Charity. Suggs played Joe's dad - a role he took in the West End in 2003. Check out photos from the event's after party below! (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Begins 11/27 at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

The beloved family musical The Music Man performs November 27 through December 16 and this classic American musical takes audiences on a toe-tapping adventure with fast-talking salesman Professor Harold Hill, who convinces the townspeople of River City, Iowa that they need a band, instruments and uniforms. His plans to skip town with their money come to a crashing halt when he falls in love and has to Face the Music. (more...)

Ra√ļl Esparza, Kelli O¬'Hara and More to Perform at Encores! Gala Tonight, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2012

New York City Center will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of its Tony Award-winning Encores! series tonight, November 12 with a Gala Benefit starring Raul Esparza and Kelli O'Hara, and featuring performers who have starred in Encores! productions over the past two decades. (more...)

Suggs and Original West End Director Matthew Warchus Reunite for 10th Anniversary Concert of OUR HOUSE Today, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2012

OUR HOUSE - "A place of heart and hearth which you are never sad to go back to" - will mark it's 10th anniversary with a celebratory West End gala concert at the Savoy Theatre in aid of Help for Heroes tonight, November 11th at 7:00 pm. (more...)

X FACTOR RECAP: Four Contestants Eliminated; Top 12 Revealed!
by Kelsey Denette - Nov 1, 2012

It's the results night of The X Factor and sixteen contestants will be whittled down to twelve - if you want a refresher on last night's performances, click here, and read to find out who'll be singing again next week! (more...)

Glee-Cap: Goodbye
by Robert Lawlor - May 22, 2012

This is it, Gleeks - the moment that four years of high school leads to - graduation. For some - it's the beginning of a whole new adventure, for some it's the end of old dreams and the beginning of new ones, and for some - it's time to really Face the Music and the future. Gleeks, I give you the graduates of William McKinley High - class of 2012. Mr. Schue walks into the choir room to find the original members - Kurt, Artie, Rachel, Tina, and Mercedes revisiting their first number together - "Sit Down You're Rockin The Boat" from Guys and Dolls for their fellow glee clubbers. Mr. Schue begins the assignment of "goodbye" with a version of "Forever Young" setting the stage for the goodbyes that lay ahead. Burt surprises Kurt with a graduation present - his own performance of the infamous "Single Ladies" dance that brought them to the road of acceptance. Blaine and Kurt begin talking about the issue of long distance relationships, but Kurt assures Blaine that he'll never say goodbye to him and they will make things work. Kurt presents his goodbye via "I'll Remember" by Madonna making sure to dedicate to the men in the room who taught him no matter what - gay or straight - they're friends. (more...)

CARRIE to Be Licensed by R&H; Published by Imagem
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

The legendary stage musical CARRIE will soon be available for licensing from R&H Theatricals, and its score will be published by Imagem Music, each a division of the Imagem Music Group. Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel, CARRIE features music by Academy Award winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), lyrics by Academy Award winner Dean Pitchford (Fame, Footloose), and a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film). (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Kristen Beth Williams of 'Nice Work If You Can Get It'
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 30, 2012

Kristen Beth got to play Reno on Bway and is now understudying three principal roles in the Gershwin Tony winner. (more...)

Neighborhood Classics Series Concludes Season with Face the Music Today, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2012

The Neighborhood Classics concert series will hold its final performance of the season at PS 321's Auditorium (180 Seventh Ave., Brooklyn) today, June 3, 2012 at 3pm. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ginger Rogers Dances Onto the Stage Via BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at CCP
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 28, 2012

McGovern creatively opens and closes the musical with an image that evokes all the glitter and glamor of old Hollywood: the presentation of the Academy Awards in 1941, the year that Ginger Rogers beat out such adversaries as Katharine Hepburn, Bette Davis, Joan Fontaine and Martha Scott for the best actress Oscar for her performance of "knocked-up shopgirl" Kitty Foyle. (more...)

Follow Spot Productions Presents FACE THE MUSIC 2 at Kalk Bay Theatre, Dec 12-Jan 6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2013

Award-winning Follow Spot Productions presents Face the Music 2 to get the whole family into the festive season groove. It will be performed at Kalk Bay Theatre from 12 December until 6 January, with a special countdown on New Year's Eve. (more...)

Gary Griffin, John Rando and Warren Carlyle to Direct 2013 Encores! Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Jack Viertel, Artistic Director of New York City Center's Encores! series, today announced the directors and choreographers of the Encores! 20th Anniversary season, opening on January 30, 2013. The Tony Award-winning series welcomes back directors Gary Griffin, John Rando and Warren Carlyle, choreographers Alex Sanchez and Joshua Bergasse, and Guest Music Director Rob Fisher. (more...)

Polochick Leads BSO & Concert Artists of Baltimore Chorale in 30th Anniversary Performance of Handel¬'s MESSIAH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2012

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO), Concert Artists of Baltimore and conductor Edward Polochick continue their tradition of ushering in the Christmas season with an all-star performance of Handel's Messiah tonight, December 7, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Announces Schedule For MET MUSEUM PRESENTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2012

MET MUSEUM PRESENTS - JANUARY 2013 is a series of Performances and Talks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Performances & Talks Include: Jordi Savall Performing in the Spanish Renaissance Velez Blanco Patio; DJ Spooky's The NAURU ELEGIES, a Live Performance/Multimedia Event, Companion Talk, and Tour of the Galleries for Oceanic Art; Paco Pe√Īa Flamenco Dance Company; Metropolitan Museum Artists in Concert 10th Anniversary Season. (more...)

2012 South African Theatre Retrospective: Cabaret and Comedy
by David Fick - Dec 31, 2012

A look at some of the cabaret and comedy shows that have appeared on South African stages in 2012. (more...)

Follow Spot Productions Presents FACE THE MUSIC 2 at Kalk Bay Theatre, Dec 12-Jan 6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Award-winning Follow Spot Productions presents Face the Music 2 to get the whole family into the festive season groove. It will be performed at Kalk Bay Theatre from 12 December until 6 January, with a special countdown on New Year's Eve. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: It's Raining Women -- Reviews of 12 Shows From a Cabaret Fall
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 29, 2012

By the last August, I had fallen so far behind on writing reviews of cabaret shows from the spring and early summer (I guess it's a positive when there are more performers and shows in New York than days in the week) that I decided to play catch up by combining a bunch of critiques into one big column. I hadn't planned on doing that again, but this fall there were so many shows that once again I couldn't keep up. but at least I've beaten my self-imposed deadline New Year's Eve deadline of posting these reviews of 12 shows, all staged between September-December by lovely, attractive women (okay, so one is a gender-bender) of varying talents and levels on the cabaret depth chart, from established stars to MAC and Bistro Award-winners to comeback 'kids' to interesting beginners and occasional performers who are in the game to follow their bliss. Whether their performances were rave-worthy, earning of qualified praise, or not quite up to snuff, they all deserve kudos for taking the plunge. (more...)

BWW's Top South Africa Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of South Africa in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces February Events: AMERICAN SONGBOOK SERIES, Target Free Thursdays and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

One of America's most revered Broadway and cabaret stars-she was a favorite chanteuse of the Algonquin Hotel's late, lamented Oak Room and an original cast member of the Great White Way's production of Nine-performs songs from her sparkling career in the spotlight. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 12/17
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 21, 2012

In this week's edition of 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week', we take you around the country - and beyond - with the most-read theater stories for the week of December 17! Scroll below to see what made news in your area! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Charlotte Gooch Joins Tom Chambers In TOP HAT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

Tom Chambers and Charlotte Gooch take the lead roles of Jerry Travers and Dale Tremont in Top Hat which is currently playing at the Aldwych Theatre in the West End. The show, directed by Matthew White, is booking until 28 September 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mandy Bruno and the Cast of Maltz Jupiter's THE MUSIC MAN Spoof 'U Can't Touch This'
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2012

In the video below, the cast of The Music Man at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre, featuring Broadway's Mandy Bruno, star of the show Matt Loehr and more, gets down in this hilarious video spoof of MC Hammer's 'U Can't Touch This.' Click below! The show just closed on December 16th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Effusive Fun at the Kalk Bay Theatre with FACE THE MUSIC 2
by David Fick - Dec 14, 2012

Face the Music 2 is a great night out for a group of friends looking for a good time this festive season. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 12/10
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 14, 2012

It's Friday and time for another regional news recap! Today, we take you around the country - and beyond - with the most-read theater stories for the week of December 10! Scroll below to see what made news in your area! (more...)

Follow Spot Productions Presents FACE THE MUSIC 2 at Kalk Bay Theatre, Now thru Jan 6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Award-winning Follow Spot Productions presents Face the Music 2 to get the whole family into the festive season groove. It will be performed at Kalk Bay Theatre from today, 12 December until 6 January, with a special countdown on New Year's Eve. (more...)

Steve Ross Presents PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ... THE MUSIC OF FRED ASTAIRE, 1/12 & 1/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

Manhattan based singer/pianist Steve Ross brings his critically acclaimed Puttin' on the Ritz¬Ö The Music of Fred Astaire to Vitello's Upstairs Jazz and Supper Club located in the trendy Tujunga Village of Studio City, CA for two performances only: Saturday, January 12; and Sunday, January 13, 2013. (more...)

Steve Ross Brings PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ to Vitello's Jazz and Supper Club in LA, 1/12 & 13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

Legendary Manhattan based singer/pianist Steve Ross brings his critically acclaimed Puttin' on the Ritz... The Music of Fred Astaire to Vitello's Upstairs Jazz and Supper Club located in the trendy Tujunga Village of Studio City, CA for two performances only: Saturday, January 12; and Sunday, January 13, 2013. (more...)

Neighborhood Classics Presents CONTEMPORANEOUS and FACE THE MUSIC Concerts, 12/1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

The Neighborhood Classics concert series presents two concerts this weekend, December 1 and 2, 2012. Tonight, December 1 at 7pm, new music group Contemporaneous will perform a concert hosted by James Matheson, composer and Neighborhood Classics Artistic Director at P.S. 142, entitled "Shut Your Eyes" at P.S. 142 (100 Attorney St., NYC) on Manhattan's Lower East Side. On Sunday, December 2 at 3pm, the talented teenagers of Face the Music will perform a concert entitled "Why Am I Hearing Rock in my Classical Music?" at P.S. 69Q (77-02 37th Ave.) in Queens. All ticket sales for these one-hour, family-friendly concerts benefit the host schools (more...)

Neighborhood Classics Presents CONTEMPORANEOUS and FACE THE MUSIC Concerts, 12/1 & 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

The Neighborhood Classics concert series presents two concerts the weekend of December 1 and 2, 2012. On Saturday, December 1 at 7pm, new music group Contemporaneous will perform a concert hosted by James Matheson, composer and Neighborhood Classics Artistic Director at P.S. 142, entitled "Shut Your Eyes" at P.S. 142 (100 Attorney St., NYC) on Manhattan's Lower East Side. On Today, December 2 at 3pm, the talented teenagers of Face the Music will perform a concert entitled "Why Am I Hearing Rock in my Classical Music?" at P.S. 69Q (77-02 37th Ave.) in Queens. All ticket sales for these one-hour, family-friendly concerts benefit the host schools. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Penelope Alex and More in RAUNCH AND ROLL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

Playing for one week only, August 28 - September 2 is the Barn's exciting 66th season finale RAUNCH AND ROLL. This exciting new format, part drama, part rock concert features book by Brendan Ragotzy, music by Troy Benton, Grammy Award-winner Richard Marx, Fee Waybill (of The Tubes) and Gary Cherone (of Van Halen, Extreme). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek of the production below. (more...)

RAUNCH AND ROLL Closes Barn Theatre's 66th Season, Now thru 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012

Be a part of history as a brand new work hits the Barn Theatre stage. Playing for one week only, tonight, August 28 - September 2 is the Barn's exciting 66th season finale RAUNCH AND ROLL. This exciting new format, part drama, part rock concert features book by Brendan Ragotzy, music by Troy Benton, Grammy Award-winner Richard Marx, Fee Waybill (of The Tubes) and Gary Cherone (of Van Halen, Extreme). (more...)

Barrington Stage's John Rando-Helmed THE SUICIDE Will Feature Tom Hewitt, Jackie Hoffman, Christine Bokhour and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012

Barrington Stage Company, the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, will present a staged reading of The Suicide: A Musical Comedy, Sunday, August 26 and Monday, August 27 at 7pm at the St. Germain Stage (formerly Stage 2) at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. Tickets are $15 (reserved seating). (more...)

Photo Flash: CHAPLIN Begins Performances Tomorrow - Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

Broadway's new musical CHAPLIN begins previews tomorrow at 8pm and opens September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Meet the cast below! (more...)

RAUNCH AND ROLL Closes Barn Theatre's 66th Season, 8/28-9/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2012

Be a part of history as a brand new work hits the Barn Theatre stage. Playing for one week only, August 28 - September 2 is the Barn's exciting 66th season finale RAUNCH AND ROLL. This exciting new format, part drama, part rock concert features book by Brendan Ragotzy, music by Troy Benton, Grammy Award-winner Richard Marx, Fee Waybill (of The Tubes) and Gary Cherone (of Van Halen, Extreme). (more...)

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