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New Amsterdam Theatre (New York, NY)
214 West 42nd St.

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Based on an original story by Isobel Lennart

Funny Girl is the semi-autobiographical tale of Fanny Brice's meteoric rise to fame and her stormy relationship with Nick Arnstein, a wealthy and charming gambler. From her start as a gawky Brooklyn teen fast-talking her way into show business to becoming the toast of New York to the unraveling of her personal life, Funny Girl is a stunning, richly told tour de force about one of Broadway's biggest stars. The endearing, poignant musical features a parade of great tunes including "People" and "Don't Rain on My Parade".


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Photo Flash: First Look at Cape Rep's FAILURE: A LOVE STORYPhoto Flash: First Look at Cape Rep's FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Cape Rep Theatre presents the regional premier of Failure: A Love Story a comedy by Philip Dawkins, now through June 7th, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

THE FRIDAY 5 ON WEDNESDAY: Focus on Motherhood the MusicalTHE FRIDAY 5 ON WEDNESDAY: Focus on Motherhood the Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 6, 2015

Today, the spotlight shines on Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, Sue Fabisch, Jaclyn Lisenby Brown and Corrie Miller, the cast of director Kim Nygren's ensemble for Motherhood the Musical, opening tonight at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre. Fabisch created the show, so let's hope she's happy with the way things are going… (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/4/2015 - NY Pops & Tisch Galas, Drama Critics Circle Winners, 'SMELL OF SUCCESS' and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/4/2015 - NY Pops & Tisch Galas, Drama Critics Circle Winners, 'SMELL OF SUCCESS' and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 4, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two off-Broadway openings, a benefit concert, three galas, awards season announcements and more! (more...)

Barbra Streisand Receives Standing Ovation from AMERICAN IN PARIS AudienceBarbra Streisand Receives Standing Ovation from AMERICAN IN PARIS Audience
by Caryn Robbins - May 4, 2015

Barbra Streisand received a standing ovation at a recent performance of Broadway's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. (more...)

Photo Special: Happy Birthday Idina Menzel - Part 2; GLEE, Concerts, FROZEN, IF/THEN & Much More!Photo Special: Happy Birthday Idina Menzel - Part 2; GLEE, Concerts, FROZEN, IF/THEN & Much More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 30, 2015

As the star embarks TONIGHT on a new world tour, we'll celebrating Idina Menzel's birthday with a look back into the BWW Photo Archvies! (more...)

Heidi Kettenring to Bring SOMETHING WONDERFUL to Metropolis, 6/11Heidi Kettenring to Bring SOMETHING WONDERFUL to Metropolis, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

?Artists Lounge Live presents Heidi Kettenring, who appeared as Nessarose in Broadway in Chicago's WICKED, in SOMETHING WONDERFUL on June 11, 2015 at 7:30pm at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre, 111 W. Campbell St, Arlington Heights. (more...)

Road Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of HOMEFREE This FallRoad Theatre to Open 2015-16 Season with World Premiere of HOMEFREE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the first show of its 2015-2016 - 25th Anniversary Season, the World Premiere of HOMEFREE, written by Lisa Loomer and directed by Ovation Award-winner Michael Matthews. HOMEFREE will open on Friday, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, November 8th at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This JulyCabrillo Music Theatre's OKLAHOMA! Coming to TOPAC This July
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

OKLAHOMA! opens on Friday, July 17th , 2015, playing until Sunday, July 26th , and features an added mid-week matinee on July 22nd , at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

Andy Christopher, Nicholas Rodriguez & More Will Star in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The MunyAndy Christopher, Nicholas Rodriguez & More Will Star in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. (more...)

Glory Crampton and Paul Schoeffler to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Music Circus Next MonthGlory Crampton and Paul Schoeffler to Lead MY FAIR LADY at Music Circus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The musical theater masterpiece My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe and book/lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, kicks off the 2015 Music Circus season at Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 65th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are Tuesday, June 9 through Sunday, June 14, kicking off the season two weeks earlier than usual. The stellar cast includes a number of Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites. (more...)

La SDM porta in scena a Milano FUNNY GIRLLa SDM porta in scena a Milano FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

La SDM - la Scuola Del Musical di Milano, fondata da Saverio Marconi e diretta da Federico Bellone, presenterà per la prima volta in Italia, grazie a uno speciale accordo con la prestigiosa agenzia americana Tams-Witmark, il musical di Broadway 'Funny Girl'. (more...)

Original DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Star Omar Sharif Diagnosed with Alzheimer's DiseaseOriginal DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Star Omar Sharif Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Film actor Omar Sharif has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, according to his son. (more...)

Barbra Streisand to 'Tell Her Own Story' in All-New Memoir Coming in 2017!Barbra Streisand to 'Tell Her Own Story' in All-New Memoir Coming in 2017!
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2015

The highly anticipated memoir by Barbra Streisand, one of the most influential and beloved actors, singers, and directors of our time, will be published by Viking in 2017. (more...)

Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAINDan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Aaron Lazar & More Will Join Jonathan Groff in Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb will join the previously announced Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running June 24 - 27, 2015. The production will be directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Bryan Gula and Solea Pfeiffer to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASE; Cast Announced!Bryan Gula and Solea Pfeiffer to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The American musical sensation, Grease, will send audiences cruisin' through the days of pajama parties, sock hops, and drive-ins with an exuberant cast of Seattle's freshest faces and favorite performers at The 5th Avenue Theatre this summer. (more...)

Broadway Palm's 23rd Season to Feature FUNNY GIRL, SISTER ACT & MoreBroadway Palm's 23rd Season to Feature FUNNY GIRL, SISTER ACT & More
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Broadway Palm has announced its 23rd Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions, and six concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1, 2015.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and MoreBROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The lineup for tonight, May 11, 2015 at 8 pm, highlighting THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1966-1990, features: PATRICK PAGE (Spider-Man/The Hunchback of Notre Dame), JENNY POWERS (Little Women/Follies/Grease), NOAH RACEY (Thoroughly Modern Millie/Curtains), BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY (The Threepenny Opera), MARY TESTA (Two Time Tony Nominee On the Town/42nd Street) and more! (more...)

Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 ConcertBrenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Lauren Molina & Kate Rockwell to Present BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS in 6/6 Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

?Brenda Braxton, Erin Davie, Kate Rockwell, and Lauren Molina will premiere BROADWAY'S GREATEST DIVA ANTHEMS, a new concert celebrating the greatest diva moments in Broadway history on June 6th at 8 p.m. in the Fradd Theater on Fire Island Pines.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Chris Barillaro: Music Director, Actor, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger and AccompanistBWW Interviews: A Conversation with Chris Barillaro: Music Director, Actor, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger and Accompanist
by Noelle Hannibal - Jun 9, 2015

Chris Barillaro is one of the busiest men in Montreal. An accomplished Music Director, he is also a busy Actor, Composer, Orchestrator, Arranger and Accompanist. He is currently working on several projects, including Lyric Theatre Singers' upcoming BACK TO BROADWAY, which opens Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Concordia's DB Clarke Theatre. (more...)

Q&A With Christina Bianco - Barbra, Cumberbatch, PARTY OF ONE And More!Q&A With Christina Bianco - Barbra, Cumberbatch, PARTY OF ONE And More!
by Carrie Dunn - Jun 9, 2015

We talk to the actress, singer and impressionist about her recent trip to the UK... (more...)

Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!Carole Shelley to Depart A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER; Successor Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

It was announced today that Judy Blazer will join the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of Miss Shingle.  She will begin performances on Tuesday, June 30.  Carole Shelley, who currently fills the role, will play her final performance on Sunday, June 28. (more...)

POPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL to Return to NYMF This JulyPOPE! AN EPIC MUSICAL to Return to NYMF This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Papal Productions/ Michael Chase Gosselin are pleased to announce the return to New York City of POPE! An Epic Musical as an Official Selection of the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival's Next Link Project. (more...)

Judy Blazer Joins A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER TonightJudy Blazer Joins A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Judy Blazer joins the cast of the Tony Award winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, in the role of 'Miss Shingle' tonight, June 30. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JUDY, BARBARA, LIZA Extended at Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Reviews: JUDY, BARBARA, LIZA Extended at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Jun 3, 2015

How do you tell if a musical is a success? The answer is easy, it is a success when at intermission, you walk into the restroom, one person is whistling, and two are humming songs from the show. That is what happens with the Quality Hill Playhouse production of Judy, Barbara, Liza at the Playhouse at 303 W. 10 in Kansas City. Judy, Barbara, Liza wraps up the 20th season of Quality Hill. (more...)

Villa Nova E Restaurant to Welcome Kimberly Faye Greenberg in FABULOUS FANNYVilla Nova E Restaurant to Welcome Kimberly Faye Greenberg in FABULOUS FANNY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

VILLA NOVA E RESTAURANT in Pelham, presents Kimberly Faye Greenberg in Fabulous Fanny: The Songs and Stories of Fanny Brice. In this intimate 'Fanny Brice' solo show, Kimberly shares her extensive research not as another tribute, but to personally reveal Fanny's heart and humor, soul and song. Look into the life and relationships of the legendary Fanny Brice, greatest Jewish singing comedienne of her time and inspiration for the musical "Funny Girl." (more...)

Origin Theatrical Will Represent Tams-Witmark Music Library in AustralasiaOrigin Theatrical Will Represent Tams-Witmark Music Library in Australasia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

ORiGiN Theatrical is pleased to announce the representation of the  Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. catalogue of musicals in Australia and New Zealand effective from July 1, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Steven Brinberg's SIMPLY BARBRA - Simply Fabulous!BWW Reviews: Steven Brinberg's SIMPLY BARBRA - Simply Fabulous!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jun 29, 2015

Steven Brinberg's portrayal of the famous Broadway and music legend is a joy to see and if you have never seen Barbra Streisand in concert, then Brinberg is the very next best thing. (more...)

ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20ArtsWest Launches New 'AFTER HOURS' Summer Cabaret Series, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

ArtsWest is pleased to announce the launch of After Hours with Mathew Wright, its new summer cabaret series. Hosted by Artistic Director Mathew Wright, these one-night only events feature five of the fiercest leading ladies in Seattle theater, Sarah Rose Davis (7/20), Laura Griffith (8/10), Cayman Ilika (8/3), Jessica Skerritt (7/27), and Katherine Strohmaier (8/17). Each will dish on their lives and careers through provocative, freewheeling interviews and sing everything from Broadway standards to pop songs, backed by Mathew Wright on piano. (more...)

Andrea Bell Wolff to Return to the Iridium with BAD GIRLS DO CRY, 8/30Andrea Bell Wolff to Return to the Iridium with BAD GIRLS DO CRY, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

?New Yorkers will be dancing in the streets this summer when Broadway, regional and Las Vegas star, Andrea Bell Wolff, brings her show "Bad Girls Do Cry" to Iridium on August 30th at 7pm. The music and comedy performance featuring the diminutive performer with giant-size talent is dedicated to the sounds of 1960s girl groups.  (more...)

Encores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens TonightEncores! Off-Center's A NEW BRAIN, Starring Jonathan Groff, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb join Jonathan Groff in the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A New Brain, running tonight, June 24, through June 27, 2015. The production is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Josh Prince. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2015

The show recently celebrated the musicals of 1991-2015 - check out a look backstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2015

The show recently celebrated the musicals of 1991-2015 - check out a look back below! (more...)

Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Heading to West End and Broadway?Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Heading to West End and Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Sheridan Smith has been in negotiations to star as 'Fanny Brice' in Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Michael Mayer. An official announcement has not been made, and according to the Daily Mail, the team is still working out if the show might transfer after its run in Southwark. Baz Bamigboye writes that the production could be heading to the West End, or even New York in the future. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/19; MY FAIR LADY at the Muny, ON YOUR FEET! and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/19; MY FAIR LADY at the Muny, ON YOUR FEET! and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Maine, Chicago, Italy, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include FAME at Maine State Music Theatre, a 'risky' Funny Girl in Italy, and full coverage of Gloria Estafan's Broadway-bound ON YOUR FEET!, just to name a few. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next WeekA LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The award-winning musical, A Letter to Harvey Milk, based on the short story "A Letter to Harvey Milk" by Leslea Newman,  will enjoy an invite-only industry reading in New York City on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Times Square's Playroom Theatre. A Letter to Harvey Milk, has a book by Jerry James, Cheryl Stern and Laura I. Kramer, lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz with additional lyrics by Cheryl Stern, and music by Laura I. Kramer, it has been musical directed, arranged and orchestrated by Ned Paul Ginsburg, and the reading will be directed by Evan Pappas (Performer: Parade, My Favorite Year). (more...)

Fox Valley Rep Announces 2015 GOT TALENT? WinnersFox Valley Rep Announces 2015 GOT TALENT? Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Over 20 talented youth and their friends/families filled the Pheasant Run Mainstage Theater for Fox Valley Rep's 3rd Annual GOT TALENT? Contest on Saturday, June 13, 2015.  It was an afternoon of acoustic guitar, original rap music, classic musical theater renditions, and an abundance of energy from participants between the ages of 8 and 18. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FUNNY GIRL e l'ambizione della SDMBWW Reviews: FUNNY GIRL e l'ambizione della SDM
by Valeria Venturelli - Jun 16, 2015

Sabato 30 maggio si e concluso l'anno accademico della SDM - la Scuola Italiana del Musical con la messa in scena dello spettacolo 'Funny Girl', per la prima volta in Italia, totalmente in lingua italiana grazie alla traduzione di Alice Mistroni. Puo sembrare una scelta azzardata da parte di un'accademia mettere in scena uno spettacolo di tale livello e fama, portato al successo grazie al film del 1968 che ha visto nel ruolo di Fanny Brice una spettacolare ed indimenticabile Barbra Streisand. E forse lo e stata, una scelta azzardata: per quanto impegno e tempo si sia speso, rimane comunque un saggio di fine anno e sicuramente una compagnia teatrale professionista avrebbe reso piu onore (avrebbe certamente avuto piu mezzi per farlo) ad questo spettacolo sacro della storia di Broadway. Ma personalmente apprezzo il rischio, mille volte 'Funny Girl' piuttosto dei soliti 'Cats' e 'Grease'. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/12/2015 - ANASTASIA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, ALLEGIANCE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/12/2015 - ANASTASIA, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, ALLEGIANCE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 12, 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: The new ANASTASIA musical gets a reading in NYC today! (more...)

Best Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony AwardBest Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony Award
by Nora Dominick - Jun 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld has decided to round up the best loser's for Best Musical and you will be surprised with some of the losers. Click through the videos below and watch some of Broadway's most iconic musicals that didn't take home the Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Sheridan Smith in Talks to Lead FUNNY GIRL at Menier Chocolate FactorySheridan Smith in Talks to Lead FUNNY GIRL at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Sheridan Smith is in negotiations to star as 'Fanny Brice' in Funny Girl at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark. She met with director Michael Mayer today. No word yet on the final decision, but it seems if Smith is out, the musical will go back in storage for now. (more...)

HODGES & HODGES SET THE STAGE FOR 'SIMPLY BARBRA' at FEINSTEIN'S at the NIKKO.  Two Performances Only - June 27 & 28!HODGES & HODGES SET THE STAGE FOR 'SIMPLY BARBRA' at FEINSTEIN'S at the NIKKO. Two Performances Only - June 27 & 28!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jun 10, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko in San Francisco is bringing Steven Brinberg's 'Simply Barbra' to town for 2 performances only, June 27 & 28th. Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for the performance for you! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at SHAW FESTIVALBWW Reviews: SWEET CHARITY at SHAW FESTIVAL
by Michael Rabice - Jun 1, 2015

Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields iconic 1960's musical SWEET CHARITY is playing on the stage of the Festival Theatre as this year's musical offering at the Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario. Visually stunning and often energetically infectious, this musical, with book by Neil Simon, comes at a time when everything mod is new again. The 'MAD MEN' era has made a resurgence in clothing and home furnishings, so this nod to the past seems perfectly placed. Coleman's score includes such standards as 'Big Spender' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now.' (more...)

The Jets & Debbie Gibson to Play SCERA, 7/20The Jets & Debbie Gibson to Play SCERA, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The Jets and Debbie Gibson dominated the air waves and concert stages in the'80s with hit after hit and still have productive touring careers as Utah audiences will see July 20 when SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre in Orem brings two of the decade's biggest stars to the stage. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/24/2015 - SONNET SLAM, Hathaway in GROUNDED, HURLYBURLY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/24/2015 - SONNET SLAM, Hathaway in GROUNDED, HURLYBURLY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 24, 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: Today is the annual SONNET SLAM, a starry reading of HURLYBURLY is set for Sunday, and Anne Hathaway stars in GROUNDED, opening at the Public this weekend! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/24/15- Barbra StreisandSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/24/15- Barbra Streisand
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Barbra Streisand! Streisand has appeared on Broadway in I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE and Funny Girl, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. Streisand won the 1968 Academy Award for Best Actress for the role in the film version of the musical. Her next two movies were also based on musicals, Jerry Herman's Hello, Dolly!, directed by Gene Kelly (1969), and Alan Jay Lerner's and Burton Lane's On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, directed by Vincente Minnelli (1970). Additionally, she has won two Academy Awards, eight Grammy Awards, one special Tony Award, five Emmy Awards including one Daytime Emmy, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award, and is one of the few entertainers who have won an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony Award. (more...)

FOOTLOOSE, BUYER & CELLAR, Rita Rudner and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonFOOTLOOSE, BUYER & CELLAR, Rita Rudner and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 2015- 2016 season of shows! (more...)

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