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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...)

Photo Flash: Carol Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke and More at PDS' 2015 Gypsy Awards LuncheonPhoto Flash: Carol Lawrence, Dick Van Dyke and More at PDS' 2015 Gypsy Awards Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The Professional Dancers Society's (PDS) Gypsy Awards Luncheon honoring actress/singer/dancer Carol Lawrence, along with famed choreographers Alan Johnson, Miriam Nelson and Walter Painter, was held on March 29, 2015 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Stops The Show With 'Don't Rain On My Parade' At MISCAST 2015Jeremy Jordan Stops The Show With 'Don't Rain On My Parade' At MISCAST 2015
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2015

Jeremy Jordan proves he could be one helluva Funny Girl! (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS Begins 4/9 at Town Hall TheaterTHE LAST FIVE YEARS Begins 4/9 at Town Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

She's at the end of the relationship, devastated by the break-up of her marriage. He's discovered five years earlier at the start of the relationship, certain that he's finally found the woman of his dreams. In the hit musical, The Last Five Years, her songs travel back through time to that first meeting, while he travels forward in time to the bitter break-up -- a brilliant structure that lays bare the joys and frustrations and of a modern relationship. (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with John Bolton, Liz Callaway, Julia Murney, Ryan Silverman and MoreBROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with John Bolton, Liz Callaway, Julia Murney, Ryan Silverman and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series fifteenth season will bring 100 years of Broadway history in four incredible evenings. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL and More Set for Segal Centre's 2015-16 SeasonFUNNY GIRL and More Set for Segal Centre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts today announced the programming for its 2015-2016 Theatre Season. Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin invites audiences to discover seven spectacular Montreal premieres starting next fall with a rare production of the showbiz musical Funny Girl by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft, Charlotte Page, Peter Polycarpou, Amy Ellen Richardson and Jos Slovick complete the cast of Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, alongside ensemble members Sarah Bakker, CJ Field,Jennifer Davison, Emily Warner, Lucy James and Luke Fetherstone. (more...)

Good Theater to Close Season with Streisand Revue HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAINGood Theater to Close Season with Streisand Revue HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland, will close its 13th season with HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN - Streisand's 60's Songbook. The show is created and directed by Brian P. Allen, Good Theater's Artistic Director. It stars Lesley McKinnell a veteran of the national tour of Wicked where she played the leading role of Glinda. Victoria Stubbs is the musical director/arranger and pianist for the show. (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)

Cape Rep to Present FAILURE: A LOVE STORY, 5/7-6/7Cape Rep to Present FAILURE: A LOVE STORY, 5/7-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Cape Rep Theatre will present the regional premier of Failure: A Love Story a comedy by Philip Dawkins, May 7th through June 7th: Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm; there are no performances on May 10, 13 or 20. Tickets are $28. Pay-What-You-Can-Night is the first Friday, May 8th. Group rates & Student Rush tickets also available. Call the box office for details. Cape Rep Indoor Theater. North Side Route 6A E. Brewster. 508.896.1888 or www.caperep.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Good Theater's HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAINPhoto Flash: First Look at Good Theater's HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, 76 Congress Street, Portland, closes its 13th season with HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN - Streisand's 60's Songbook. The show is created and directed by Brian P. Allen, Good Theater's Artistic Director. It stars Lesley McKinnell a veteran of the national tour of Wicked where she played the leading role of Glinda. Victoria Stubbs is the musical director/arranger and pianist for the show. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Seriously Entertaining - No Pranking - with The April FoolsBWW Reviews: Kritzerland Seriously Entertaining - No Pranking - with The April Fools
by Gil Kaan - Apr 6, 2015

The always reliable and very informative host Bruce Kimmel unfailingly surprised his captured audience with the most interesting tidbits of Broadway trivia. Songs of this evening were chosen as to their fit in this, to quote Kimmel, 'potpourri of pleasant and perverse.' (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...)

BWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young LoveBWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young Love
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2015

"April showers may come your way, they bring flowers that bloom in May!" So go the words of the old Tin Pan Alley song. When the days begin to get longer, and the daffodils work to pop up through the dirt, we know that spring is just around the corner. April is that gateway to birds singing, grass growing, and romance blooming. This month we look at spring and the season's sweet rains that give life to young love. (more...)

Skyline Theatre Company Presents DREAMGIRLS Apr 24-26, May 1-3Skyline Theatre Company Presents DREAMGIRLS Apr 24-26, May 1-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Skyline Theatre Company will present one of Broadway's most thrilling musical hits, DREAMGIRLS, April 24-26 and May 1-3 at the George Frey Center for Arts and Recreation in the Fair Lawn Community Center. Tickets are $29 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $20 for students. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 15, 2015

Kersten Rodau is a well-known performer in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul theatre scene with countless shows to her credit, but perhaps she's earned her PhD in musical theatre by being a cast member of seven of the Ordway Center's BROADWAY SONGBOOK series. (more...)

Off-Broadway Musical LIBERTY Receives Cast Album; Release Date Set!Off-Broadway Musical LIBERTY Receives Cast Album; Release Date Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Broadway Records announced today that the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, will be released on CD and digitally on Tuesday, May 5th. It is now available for pre-order on the Broadway Records website at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/liberty as well as on Amazon.com and other select retailers. (more...)

Steven Brinberg to Bring SIMPLY BARBRA to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/27-28Steven Brinberg to Bring SIMPLY BARBRA to Feinstein's at the Nikko, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Steven Brinberg, the premier Barbra Streisand impressionist, will bring the latest version of his acclaimed one-man show, Simply Barbra, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Saturday, June 27 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, June 28 (7p.m.). Hailed as 'one of the most gifted impressionists in the world,' by the New York Times, Brinberg will literally transform on-stage into Barbra Streisand - both physically and vocally - in an extraordinary musical experience not to be missed! For this latest version of Simply Barbra, Brinberg pays tribute to the 40th anniversary of 'Funny Lady.' Tickets for Steven Brinberg range in price from $25-$40 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

BWW Reviews: There's No Raining on FUNNY GIRL's Parade at Dutch AppleBWW Reviews: There's No Raining on FUNNY GIRL's Parade at Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 14, 2015

Don;t let April showers rain on your parade over to Dutch Apple for one of America's favorite musicals. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Good Theaer Pays Tribute to BarbraBWW Reviews: Good Theaer Pays Tribute to Barbra
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 13, 2015

Portland's Good Theater brings its “lucky” thirteenth season to a close with a delightful original musical revue, Happy Days Are here Again: Streisand's 60s Songbook, dedicated to the legendary Barbra Streisand. Written and directed by Brian P. Allen and starring Lesley McKinnell, the seventy-five minute songfest takes the audience along on Streisand's journey from Brooklyn schoolgirl to Broadway, film, and recording star. (more...)

Central Florida Favorites Unite for Squeaky Wheel's First Progressive Cabaret, 'A Journey Through LOVE'Central Florida Favorites Unite for Squeaky Wheel's First Progressive Cabaret, 'A Journey Through LOVE'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

On Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd four of Orlando's best performers will unite for 'A Journey Through LOVE: A Progressive Cabaret.' Produced by the Squeaky Wheel Theatre Project and hosted by Master Class Academy, this first of its kind cabaret experience will feature three different cabaret acts, in three unique rooms, each chronicling the highs and lows of different stages of being in (or out of) love. (more...)

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