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1681 Broadway at 53rd

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Based on the play by Samuel Taylor


Based on the book by Robert Fontaine


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Unger Introduces New Professional Networking Site, AuditionConnection.com
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2008

New York Director Michael Unger has created a new professional networking website for performers, casting directors, and agents, auditionconnection.com (more...)

Broadway Dims Lights for Robert Goulet Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2007

Robert Goulet, internationally renowned singer/actor has passed away after spending weeks in the hospital in critical-condition suffering from a rare form of pulmonary fibrosis (more...)

Adam Gwon To Be Presented The Fred Ebb Award On 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announced today that Adam Gwon has been awarded the fourth annual Fred Ebb Award. The invitation only award presentation and cocktail reception will take place on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at The American Airlines Theatre's Penthouse Lobby (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Casting for 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' At McCarter Theater 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2008

McCarter Theatre Center announces casting for 28th ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF CHARLES DICKENS'A CHRISTMAS CAROL.' (more...)

Michael Unger: Recreating The Happy Time
by Jena Tesse Fox - May 7, 2008

Director Michael Unger talks about the challenges of recreating an early Kander & Ebb musical for the Signature Theatre's Kander & Ebb Celebration (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lambs Club Celebrates Bway: The Golden Age
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2007

On Monday, May 14th, the Lambs Club, America's oldest Actors Organization, established in the 1870's, celebrated director Rick McKay and his award-winning film, 'Broadway: The Golden Age.' (more...)

'The Visit' Opens Tonight, 5/13 At The Signature
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2008

Performances begin tonight for the East Coast premiere of THE VISIT at Signature Theatre (Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director). THE VISIT is the final mainstage show in the theatre's Kander & Ebb Celebration, a four-month festival devoted to the works of John Kander & Fred Ebb, the longest song-writing partnership in the history of the American musical theater. (more...)

Review - No, No, Nanette: The Happy Time
by Kristin Salaky - May 11, 2008

Arriving on Broadway six years after La, La, Lucille, followed-up by Yes, Yes, Yvette and inspiring Betty Comden and Adolph Green to imagine a musical named If, If, Iphigenia, No, No, Nanette is the kind of delectably frothy musical comedy confection you might not naturally associate with being the stuff of legends.  And yet, quite a bit about this high-spirited romp, now getting a lovingly stylish concert reading from Encores!, has achieved legendary status. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents the Atlanta Premiere of THE IT GIRL March 6 - 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of THE IT GIRL, a new musical saluting the roaring 20?s and the silver screen March 6 through 22, 2009 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Home of Atlanta Lyric Theatre (117 N. Park Sq., Marietta). (more...)

THE IT GIRL Salutes The Roaring 20's 3/6-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2009

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of THE IT GIRL, a new musical saluting the roaring 20's and the silver screen March 6 through 22, 2009 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Home of Atlanta Lyric Theatre (117 N. Park Sq., Marietta). Under the leadership of Artistic Director and General Manager Brandt Blocker, Atlanta Lyric Theatre continues its 29th season at the Strand Theatre with THE IT GIRL, a new musical based on the Paramount Motion Picture IT, with a book by Michael Small and BT McNicholl, music by Paul McKibbins and lyrics by BT McNicholl. (more...)

Esparza, McNally, Monk, Pierce, Rivera Headline COME TO THE CABARET 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2009

Raúl Esparza, Terrence McNally, Debra Monk, David Hyde Pierce, Chita Rivera, Tom Wopat, Karen Ziemba, among other Kander and Ebb alums, will headline Come to the Cabaret: A Celebration of Kander and Ebb. Directed by John Doyle with Mary-Mitchell Campbell lending her talents as music director, the May 4th star-studded evening to benefit The Acting Company is at The Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45thSt.) An intimate Patron's Dinner with the cast follows the performance at the Marriot Marquis Hotel. (more...)

Charm City Call Board: March 25 - 31
by James Howard - Mar 25, 2008

All latest Theatre Nesw in the Baltimore/DC Area! BEST BETS this week include: A Little Night Music and Gem of the Ocean! (more...)

Signature Theater Celebrates Kander and Ebb: Eric Schaeffer
by Jena Tesse Fox - Mar 25, 2008

The Artistic Director of Washington's Signature Theatre talks about John Kander, Fred Ebb, and honoring forty years of Broadway history in less than four months. (more...)

'Dancers Over 40' Pays Tribue To Chamption 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2008

Dancers Over 40 members have worked with many choreographers, but almost none as often as the award-winning Director/Choreographer Gower Champion. On Monday, March 31st at 7:30 pm, some of the dancers and the creative talents associated with Mr. Champion, from 1951's 'Make a Wish' to his last Broadway show the smash hit musical '42nd Street' in 1980, will be represented on the stage of the St. Luke's Theater at 308 West 46th Street. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Kander & Fred Ebb Exhibit
by Walter McBride - Mar 20, 2008

Signature Theatre (Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director) is pleased to present the Kander & Ebb Celebration, the highlight of the Theatre's spring 2008 season, opening on March 11 and running through June 22. The festival is a four-month celebration of the works of the great Broadway songwriting team of John Kander & Fred Ebb. Kander and Ebb were the longest-running songwriting partnership in Broadway musical history, working together from 1965 until Ebb's death in 2004. (more...)

[title of show] & Sweeney Todd Set For Signature In 09/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2009

Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer today announced Signature's 20th anniversary season, saluting the two decades that have led the company to its position as one of the nation's leading forces in musical theater. The company will present a world premiere musical through its innovative American Musical Voices Project; a masterpiece by the composer for which the company is renowned, Stephen Sondheim; the Washington premiere of a recent Broadway hit; and the reinvention of a classic musical, supporting Signature's 'much-deserved reputation for excellence in revisionist musical theater' (Chicago Tribune). (more...)

Kander & Ebb's 'Happy Time' Opens 4/1 at Signature
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2008

The Signature Theatre continues its national Kander and Ebb Celebration with a new production of the Broadway greats' forgotten musical The Happy Time, performed in Signature's 110-seat ARK Theatre. The Happy Time is part of a four-month celebration of the works of John Kander and Fred Ebb, the longest song-writing partnership in the history of the American musical theater. The Happy Time plays Tuesday, April 1 through Sunday, June 1, in repertory with Kiss of the Spider Woman in The MAX Theatre (through April 20), then The Visit (May 13 - June 22). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature's 'The Visit' Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Jun 9, 2008

Over the weekend there was opening night of the East Coast premiere of THE VISIT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature's 'The Visit' After Performance EXCLUSIVE
by Walter McBride - Jun 9, 2008

On Saturday June 7th, the Signature Theatre presented the East Coast Premiere of the THE VISIT. The after party directly followed (more...)

Signature Concludes Kander & Ebb Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2008

Signature Theatre, under the artistic direction of Eric Schaeffer, yesterday completed the Kander & Ebb Celebration, a ground-breaking four-month festival devoted to the works of John Kander and Fred Ebb, the longest lasting song-writing partnership in the history of the American musical theater. (more...)

Will Chase is Valentin in Signature's 'Spider Woman' with Di
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2008

Will Chase will join Natascia Diaz (Spider Woman/Aurora) and Hunter Foster (Molina), playing the role of the young radical Valentin at the Signature Thetre in Arlington, VA. Kiss of the Spider Woman runs March 11 - April 20, 2008 in The Max Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michael Rupert Celebrates 40 Years on Broadway!
by Linda Lenzi - Jan 22, 2008

Friends and stars of stage and screen gathered together for a surprise party at Sardi's Restaurant on January 18 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Michael Rupert's Broadway debut! (more...)

Hunter Foster is Molina in 'Spider Woman' at Signature, VA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2008

Hunter Foster will star with Natascia Diaz in Kiss of the Spider Woman, playing the role of the imaginative homosexual prisoner Molina at Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. Kiss of the Spider Woman, opening March 11. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents the Atlanta Premiere of THE IT GIRL March 6 - 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2009

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of THE IT GIRL, a new musical saluting the roaring 20?s and the silver screen March 6 through 22, 2009 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Home of Atlanta Lyric Theatre (117 N. Park Sq., Marietta). (more...)

THE IT GIRL Salutes The Roaring 20's 3/6-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2009

Atlanta Lyric Theatre presents the Atlanta premiere of THE IT GIRL, a new musical saluting the roaring 20's and the silver screen March 6 through 22, 2009 at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre, Home of Atlanta Lyric Theatre (117 N. Park Sq., Marietta). Under the leadership of Artistic Director and General Manager Brandt Blocker, Atlanta Lyric Theatre continues its 29th season at the Strand Theatre with THE IT GIRL, a new musical based on the Paramount Motion Picture IT, with a book by Michael Small and BT McNicholl, music by Paul McKibbins and lyrics by BT McNicholl. (more...)

The Visit, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and More Amongst 2009 Helen Hayes Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2009

The Awards Gala The 25th Anniversary Helen Hayes Awards will be held on Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Warner Theatre and JW Marriott Hotel. (more...)

Jacoby, Dvorsky, Marguiles, Minarik Join Signature's Kander
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2008

Mark Jacoby will join two-time Tony Award winning stars Chita Rivera and George Hearn in the Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA) production of The Visit. Signature's four-month celebration of the works of John Kander and Fred Ebb will also include The Happy Time, to star George Dvorsky, David Margulies and Michael Minarik. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre's 'Kander & Ebb' Cocktail
by Walter McBride - Feb 21, 2008

On Wednesday, February 20, the Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA) held a cocktail reception in celebration for its up-coming Kander & Ebb tribute season. (more...)

Signature's 'The Visit' Receives Star-Studded NYC Reading Feb.19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2008

Signature Theatre will present a closed reading of The Visit on Tuesday, February 19 in New York City. The East Coast premiere of The Visit will be one of three mainstage works presented as a part of Signature's four-month celebration of the songwriting team of John Kander & Fred Ebb. (more...)

Michael Rupert on 'Downstage Center' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2008

The American Theatre Wing and XM Satellite Radio proudly present an interview with Tony Award winning actor Michael Rupert, on their weekly theatrical interview show, 'Downstage Center,' on XM's On Broadway (XM Channel 28). (more...)

Dancers Salute Gower Champion in March 31 Panels
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2008

On March 31, the dancers and the creative talents associated with Director/Choreographer Gower Champion will be represented on the stage of the St. Luke's Theater at 308 West 46th Street at 7:30PM - represented from 1951's Make a Wish to his last Broadway show and the smash 42nd Street in 1980. (more...)

Casting for 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL' At McCarter Theater 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2008

McCarter Theatre Center announces casting for 28th ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF CHARLES DICKENS'A CHRISTMAS CAROL.' Adapted by DAVID THOMPSON Directed by MICHAEL UNGER Featuring Lisa Altomare, Richard Gallagher, Karron Graves, Stephen James King, James Ludwig, Janet Metz, Ned Noyes, John O'Creagh, Anne O'Sullivan, Karen Pittman, Nikki E. Walker with renowned Irish Actor Dermot Crowley as Ebenezer Scrooge Previews begin Sunday, December 7, 2008 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fred Ebb Awards Honor Adam Gwon
by Peter James Zielinski - Dec 5, 2008

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) have awarded Adam Gwon the fourth annual Fred Ebb Award. The invitation only award presentation and cocktail reception took place on Monday, December 1, 2008 at The American Airlines Theatre's Penthouse Lobby (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Baltimore/Washington Backstage - December 29, 2007
by Charles Shubow - Dec 29, 2007

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George Hearn to Star w/ Rivera in THE VISIT at Signature
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2007

Eric Schaeffer, artistic director of Signature Theatre, announced today that two-time Tony® winner George Hearn will join another two-time Tony® winner Chita Rivera for Kander & Ebb's musical The Visit - a highlight of Signature Theatre's national Kander & Ebb Celebration in the spring of 2008. (more...)

Natascia Diaz is the 'Spider Woman' at Signature, VA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2007

Signature Theatre presents actress/singer/dancer Natascia Diaz in The Kiss of the Spider Woman - a highlight of Signature Theatre's national Kander & Ebb Celebration in the spring of 2008. (more...)

Adam Gwon To Be Presented The Fred Ebb Award On 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2008

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announced today that Adam Gwon has been awarded the fourth annual Fred Ebb Award. The invitation only award presentation and cocktail reception will take place on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at The American Airlines Theatre's Penthouse Lobby (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Rivera, Vereen, Etc. Set for Westport John Kander Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2007

Tony Award-winning talents will take the stage of Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, Connecticut to celebrate guest of honor John Kander, the Tony Award-winning composer of Chicago, Cabaret and Curtains, on Monday, September 24. (more...)

Charm City Call Board: April 8 - 14
by James Howard - Apr 8, 2008

NEW THIS WEEK! Audition notices! New Theatre Company Offers Open House! New shows at FPCT, LMP, and the Theatre Project! More!! (more...)

"The Happy Time" Charms and Beguiles at Signature
by James Howard - Apr 8, 2008

REVIEW: One of Kander and Ebb's lost jewels is wonderfully revived at Virginia's Signature Theatre. (more...)

Baltimore/Washington Backstage - April 7, 2008
by Charles Shubow - Apr 7, 2008

With apologies for a little self-promotion, I will be a guest on 'Mid-Day with Dan Rodricks' radio program between 1-2 p.m. (WYPR-FM, 88.1) on Tuesday, April 8, 2008 for a discussion on theater coming this spring to the Baltimore/Washington area and Broadway. You can access the program live on www.wypr.org or for about a month after the program on the WYPR web site. I hope to hear from many of my readers. You may call during the program at 410-662-8780 or long-distance at 866-661-9309. (more...)

The Eric Schaeffer Miracle at the Signature Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Apr 4, 2008

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Baltimore/Washington Backstage - April 25, 2008
by Charles Shubow - Apr 28, 2008

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Signature announces complete casting for 'The Visit'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2008

The Signature Theatre has announced the complete cast for 'The Visit' the Kander and Ebb musical starring Chita Rivera and George Hearn. (more...)

Charm City Call Board: April 22 - 28
by James Howard - Apr 21, 2008

NEW THIS WEEK: LMP Fundraiser! Helen Hayes Awards Staff Announced! MET Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day (more...)

The Helen Hayes Awards: ' Where You Could Hear the People Sing'
by Charles Shubow - Apr 17, 2009

t was a boisterous crowd that filled the seats of the beautifully restored Warner Theatre where the Greater Washington theater community came together to applaud itself and recognize those artists who achieved greatness during the past theater season. How many people attended shows this past season? Would you believe close to two million people, the highest attendance in four years? (more...)

Charm City Call Board: April 15 - 21
by James Howard - Apr 15, 2008

NEW THIS WEEK: Galas for FPCT and Spotlighters! Audition Notices! A new discount! More! (more...)

LES MISERABLES Among The Awarded At The 25th Annual Helen Hayes Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

At last night?s 25th annual Helen Hayes Awards ceremony saluting excellence in Washington, DC area theater, Signature Theatre took home the leading number of honors for the evening, receiving 39 nominations and ultimately ten awards for its theatrical work in 2008. The black-tie event took place at The Warner Theatre in Washington, DC. (more...)

Ripley, Diaz, Rivera & NEXT TO NORMAL Among 25th Annual Helen Hayes Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

The 25th Annual Helen Hayes Awards were presented last night as one of our nation's most prestigious cultural events. Nearly 2,000 theatre artists and supporters filled the majestic Warner Theatre in downtown DC for an evening of dazzling entertainment replete with humor, celebration, and great tributes to Washington area professional theatre. (more...)

Rivera, Hearn and Jacoby Star in Signature's 'The Visit'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2008

The Visit, which will star two-time Tony Award® winners Chita Rivera and George Hearn with Mark Jacoby, features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, based on the play by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, adapted by Maurice Valency. The production will be choreographed by Ann Reinking and directed by Frank Galati. The Visit will play from May 13 through June 22 in The MAX Theatre. (more...)

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