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A true theatrical event, this legendary masterpiece is considered by many to be the greatest musical ever created.brbrThe time is 1971, and theatrical impresario Dimitri Weissmann (famous for his garish Weissmann Follies of yesteryear) hosts a reunion of ex-Follies performers in his crumbling theatre, setting the stage for a parade of brilliant '20s, '30s and '40s pastiche numbers that have become every bit as famous as their models: "Losing My Mind," "I'm Still Here" and "Broadway Baby," to name a few. Amid the reminiscing, two middle-aged couples confront some unpleasant truths about their past and present and come face to face with the future.brbrSurreal, sophisticated, compelling, heart-wrenching and epic in scope, "Follies" uses the musical theatre as a metaphor for the collapse of American innocence and naivete in the post-Kennedy years. It is a showcase for powerful dramatic actors, featuring a large cast rich in character, which provides opportunities for seasoned older performers.

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Bernadette Peters Talks Recent LuPone Incident, New Children's Book & More on TODAYBernadette Peters Talks Recent LuPone Incident, New Children's Book & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

While two playful, (and adoptable, puppies) rough house on the TODAY show set, Tony award winner Bernadette Peters spoke to hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda about her new children's book 'Stella and Charlie.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/31/2015 - SPAMALOT at the Bowl, DESCENDANTS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 31, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A starry SPAMALOT opens at the Hollywood Bowl and more! (more...)

Stars from WICKED, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KINKY BOOTS Set for THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at FringeNYCStars from WICKED, IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU and KINKY BOOTS Set for THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

CitySalt Theatricals proudly presents the new musical The Crack in the Ceiling, presented as part of the 19th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC. Featuring book, music, and lyrics by James Harvey,  directed by Stephen Tyler Davis. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE's Jon Peter Lewis Joins Jewish Songwriters 54 Below Tribute, 8/5AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE's Jon Peter Lewis Joins Jewish Songwriters 54 Below Tribute, 8/5
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2015

A standout from AMERICAN IDOL and THE VOICE joins 54 Below's tribute! (more...)

Michael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next MonthMichael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Sets Season Ticket PackagesMaltz Jupiter Theatre Sets Season Ticket Packages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Get out and celebrate! Treat yourself to five nights of fun at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Off-Broadway's LAUGH IT UP STARE IT DOWNPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Off-Broadway's LAUGH IT UP STARE IT DOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rehearsals began yesterday, Tuesday, July 28th. Check out a look inside below! (more...)

Theodore Bikel Tribute Concert Set for 54 Below, 8/5Theodore Bikel Tribute Concert Set for 54 Below, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, and KulturfestNYC, the citywide week-long summer mega-festival that brought in over 50,000 attendees, present "Another Hundred Years" on Wednesday, August 5th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET ITPhoto Flash: First Look at Valerie Harper, Sally Struthers and More in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at Ogunquit Playhouse's stage, screen and television Valerie Harper starring in the role of the wealthy and stylish 'Millicent Winter' in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It, on stage July 22, to August 15.  Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World PremieresAbingdon Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its 2015-2016 Season of new plays beginning this fall with the world premiere of CUT THROAT by JB Reich. Directed by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (NEWSical The Musical, When Pigs Fly), CUT THROAT is set to begin previews October 2 at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street). (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Ashley Park, Adam Kaplan and More Join TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 3 at the HighlineJay Armstrong Johnson, Ashley Park, Adam Kaplan and More Join TWENTY-SOMETHINGS 3 at the Highline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil, & Zoe Sarnak are returning for the last time on Monday, August 3rd for Twenty-Somethings 3. The 8PM concert will feature never-heard-before songs from each songwriter, plus a fan favorite or two.  (more...)

Full Cast Set for LAUGH IT UP, STARE IT DOWN at Cherry Lane TheaterFull Cast Set for LAUGH IT UP, STARE IT DOWN at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Fullcasting has been announced for Laugh It Up, Stare It Down, a new play written by Alan Hruska (The Man on Her Mind, New House under Construction, Reunion) and directed by Chris Eigeman (known as a filmmaker for Turn The River and as an actor for roles in television's Gilmore Girls and the films Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco). Laugh It Up, Stare It Down will premiere at The Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) beginning a limited engagement on August 26th with opening night set for September 9th. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael McGrath Joins Cast of  Roundabout's Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES METony Winner Michael McGrath Joins Cast of Roundabout's Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony Award winner Michael McGrath (Sipos) will join previously announced stars, Laura Benanti (Amalia), Josh Radnor (Georg), Rene? Auberjonois (Maraczek), Gavin Creel (Kodaly) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona) in a new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. This classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGEPhoto Flash: First Look at John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE opened on July 23 and runs through September 6, 2015. Below, check out photos from the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Evans, Lawrence Redmond and More in Rehearsals for Signature Theatre's THE FIXPhoto Flash: First Look at Mark Evans, Lawrence Redmond and More in Rehearsals for Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to announce a first look at rehearsals of Signature Theatre's THE FIX! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE Celebrates Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jul 26, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater's THE COTTAGE opened last night, July 23 and runs through September 6, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night bows and after-party! (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a PolkaVIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a Polka
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2015

Cast members from ON THE TOWN recently stopped by ABC-TV to sing 'The World News Polka,' accompanied by an accordion. Watch the humorous performance- complete with sock puppets- below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz & More in Pittsburgh CLO's THE WEDDING SINGERPhoto Flash: First Look at GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz & More in Pittsburgh CLO's THE WEDDING SINGER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO's THE WEDDING SINGER begins tonight, July 24 where it will run through August 2, starring GLEE's Jenna Ushkowitz, Jackie Burns and more. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!Tony Yazbeck Joins World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last month, the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now according to the show's official website, 2015 Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck (On the Town, Gypsy Chicago, A Chourus Line) has joined the company. (more...)

Ann Miller In MULHOLLAND DRIVE On Criterion Collection, Out 10/27Ann Miller In MULHOLLAND DRIVE On Criterion Collection, Out 10/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 24, 2015

Ann Miller in a modern movie classic! (more...)

Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BEACHES' Shoshana Bean Performs Acoustic Version of 'Wind Beneath My Wings'STAGE TUBE: BEACHES' Shoshana Bean Performs Acoustic Version of 'Wind Beneath My Wings'
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and runs through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart andThom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Show star Shoshana Bean is back at it with another entry in her backstage vlog, this time performing the show's anthem, 'Wind Beneath My Wings.' (more...)

Liz Callaway & Jason Graae to Play The RRazz Room This MonthLiz Callaway & Jason Graae to Play The RRazz Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The RRazz Room New Hope, 6426 Lower York Road New Hope PA, presents Happily Ever Laughter featuring LIZ CALLAWAY and JASON GRAAE and Alex Rybeck, Musical Director, Saturday, August 15. (more...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

Touchstone Theatre Rebrands Ahead of 35th Anniversary SeasonTouchstone Theatre Rebrands Ahead of 35th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

The South Side's Touchstone Theatre celebrates the coming of their 35th anniversary season with a rebranding of their logo and marketing materials, undertaken with design and guidance from First Generation, an integrated marketing agency based in Allentown. (more...)

Breaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on BroadwayBreaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

This just in... The Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN will conclude its run on Broadway on Sunday, September 6 following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. (more...)

Scoop: Upcoming FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Announces More Casting Including Karl Marx, The IRS and PETER PAN?Scoop: Upcoming FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Announces More Casting Including Karl Marx, The IRS and PETER PAN?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

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Pianist Anthony de Mare to Release LIAISONS Collection of Reimagined Songs by Stephen SondheimPianist Anthony de Mare to Release LIAISONS Collection of Reimagined Songs by Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Pianist Anthony de Mare presents a new 3-CD set of 36 songs by legendary composer Stephen Sondheim -- arranged and reimagined by some of the world's most exciting contemporary composers. (more...)

New SISTER ACT UK Tour to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2016New SISTER ACT UK Tour to Play King's Theatre Glasgow in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Jamie Wilson has announced a national tour of an all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT UK tour opens at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 30 July 2016, coming to the King's Theatre Glasgow from Tuesday 4 until Saturday 8 October 2016. Tour schedule attached with further dates and casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Matthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This SpringMatthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) with a sparkling new production, March 8 - March 20, 2016. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWNNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2015

Below, watch as Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck and Megan Fairchild dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet from Act 2! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Top 10 Times Betty Buckley Changed Your Life Through PerformanceSTAGE TUBE: Top 10 Times Betty Buckley Changed Your Life Through Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Betty Buckley's illustrious career spans every genre of the entertainment industry. Her skill and talent is like no other and still to this day she is bringing audiences to their feet starring in concerts like Follies at the world renowned Royal Albert Hall and now in Grey Gardens in Sag Harbor. Nothing is more true about that statement than seeing her in her solo concerts. Her powerful voice and moving, soulful performances capture an audience and takes them on a journey. This isn't new to Ms. Buckley. She's been knocking audiences dead since the beginning of her career. Here now we present: The TOP 10 times Betty Buckley changed your life through performance. In no particular order, because it would be impossible to pick a favorite. The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of the author and may or may not represent actual fact...  (more...)

New UK Tour of SISTER ACT, Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, to Launch in 2016New UK Tour of SISTER ACT, Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, to Launch in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Jamie Wilson has announced a national tour of an all new production of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tickets go on sale Monday 10 August 2015. Tour schedule attached with further dates and casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Single Tickets to Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season on Sale 8/24Single Tickets to Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015-16 Season on Sale 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Single tickets for the Theatre's season will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 24. With both subscription and single tickets available, available seating options include orchestra, mezzanine and the Theatre's newest option: upstairs premium club level seats, accessible through The Green Room Club Level Lounge. (more...)

New 42ND STREET National Tour to Launch Next Month; Stops & Cast Announced!New 42ND STREET National Tour to Launch Next Month; Stops & Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

TROIKA Entertainment, LLC has announced that the national tour of the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will launch on September 22, 2015 at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City, UT.  This sparkling new production is directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

Curve Theater's SISTER ACT to Launch UK TourCurve Theater's SISTER ACT to Launch UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Jamie Wilson is delighted to announce a national tour of an all new production of the hit musical comedySISTER ACT, directed and choreographed by Craig Revel Horwood with musical supervision and arrangements by Tony award-winning Sarah Travis. SISTER ACT will open at Curve, Leicester on Saturday 30 July 2016. Tickets go on sale Monday 10 August 2015. Tour schedule attached with further dates and casting to be announced soon. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?
by Jan Nargi - Aug 2, 2015

You won't be slipped a Mickey Finn, but Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will knock you off your feet with its 'delishious' production of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT running through August 15. Chock-a-block full of bootleggers, playboys, dancing girls and temperance leaders, NICE WORK is a non-stop musical feast with non-stop screwball laughs. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next WeekOgunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's THE FIXSTAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2015

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempseyand music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now playing through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season.  BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look at highlights below! (more...)

West End Stars to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th BirthdayWest End Stars to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

A star-studded West End cast of over 50 principals, a 40-piece orchestra led by Gareth Valentine and an ensemble of more than 50, including a chorus from ArtsEd Musical Theatre, will celebrate the songs and shows of Stephen Sondheim in HEY, OLD FRIENDS! An 85th Birthday Tribute to Stephen Sondheim, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane on Sunday 25 October. (more...)

Songs from FIDDLER, CABARET, PHANTOM and More Set for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in JapanSongs from FIDDLER, CABARET, PHANTOM and More Set for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Review: In Her Charming Cabaret Debut at Don't Tell Mama, Helen Glassman Offers 'Confessions' About a New York Life Well LivedBWW Review: In Her Charming Cabaret Debut at Don't Tell Mama, Helen Glassman Offers 'Confessions' About a New York Life Well Lived
by Billie Roe - Aug 12, 2015

It seemed appropriate that a cabaret show titled Confessions of a Native New Yorker would begin with the quintessential “call to all dreamers” song “Let The River Run” by native New Yorker Carly Simon. Wearing an elegant black and gold brocade dress--the very personification of class--Helen Glassman took the Don't Tell Mama stage by storm in performing her debut show on June 28. Glassman, a native New Yorker, chronicles her life in music to the beat of “the city that never sleeps.” Beginning by pointing out the ironic love/hate challenges of existing in the Big Apple, Glassman croons the wonderfully hip Portia Nelson classic “Confessions of a Native New Yorker,” showing us a delightfully flippant comic side that serves her well throughout the evening. (more...)

Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso, Tommy Tune and More Set for Royal Room Cabaret This FallBilly Stritch & Jim Caruso, Tommy Tune and More Set for Royal Room Cabaret This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Aug 11, 2015

Returning Favorites Include Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso, Nicole Henry, Nicolas King, Aaron Weinstein & Bucky Pizzarelli, The Four Freshmen and Tommy Tune (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Teal Wicks & Carole Demas Join Carner & Gregor's 2015 BARELY LEGAL SHOW-TUNE EXTRAVAGANZATeal Wicks & Carole Demas Join Carner & Gregor's 2015 BARELY LEGAL SHOW-TUNE EXTRAVAGANZA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Teal Wicks (Finding Neverland, Wicked) and Carole Demas (Grease, The Baker's Wife) will join host Natalie Weiss (Les Miserables, Everyday Rapture, 'American Idol') and the selected cast of musical theater writing team Sam Carner and Derek Gregor's 7th Annual 'Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza' in performance on Monday, August 17th at 7:30pm at New York's Monday, August 17th at 7:30pm at premier New York music venue (Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Mark Evans Leads THE FIX, Beginning Tonight at Signature TheatreMark Evans Leads THE FIX, Beginning Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre tonight, August 11, through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

WELCOME TO MY WORLD, Starring Sami Staitman, to Premiere Next Month in BurbankWELCOME TO MY WORLD, Starring Sami Staitman, to Premiere Next Month in Burbank
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Welcome to My World, starring Sami Staitman, is the first ever one-girl musical written for and about a fourteen-year-old. The musical will have its world premiere September 10 and continue through September 27, 2015 at the Grove Theatre in Burbank, CA. The official Press and Gala opening will be September 12th at 8pm. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & MoreAbrons Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season of Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

On February 12, 1915, the Abrons Arts Center's Henry Street Settlement Playhouse opened its doors on the Lower East Side. Since that day, it has remained a vital cultural resource, providing audiences with artistically bold work while offering artists opportunities to dynamically grow. Since becoming Abrons Director in 2006, Jay Wegman has done much more than maintain 'one of the last standing locations for avant-garde performance downtown' (The New York Times, 2009). He has created an arts venue that is unique on the city's cultural landscape, presenting an international mix of cutting-edge performing and visual artists, both established and emerging, from across the country and around the world, as well as from New York City. (more...)

Candice Woods, Lisa Ramey, & Maurice Murphy Round Out TWENTY-SOMETHINGS Concert Cast at Highline BallroomCandice Woods, Lisa Ramey, & Maurice Murphy Round Out TWENTY-SOMETHINGS Concert Cast at Highline Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Drew Overcash, Blake Pfeil, & Zoe Sarnak are returning for the last time on Monday, August 3rd for Twenty-Somethings 3. The 8PM concert will feature never-heard-before songs from each songwriter, plus a fan favorite or two. (more...)

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