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Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein


On the Town - 1998 Broadway Page 110


Playhouse on Park Hosts 16th Annual Mayor's Charity Ball Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

Attendees of the 16th Annual Mayor's Charity Ball will most assuredly enjoy an evening out under the stars complete with drinks, dinner and entertainment; their presence, however, promises to make a lasting difference, supporting two esteemed non-profit organizations. Hosted by the Honorable Scott Slifka, the event's proceeds are gifted to Playhouse on Park and The Town That Cares.  (more...)

Scoop: TODAY on NBC - Week of May 18, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 8, 2015

Get all the scoop on TODAY, airing on NBC for the week of May 18, 2015! (more...)

SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson Enlists OITNB Stars to Design Bow Ties for Marriage Equality
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2015

According to People, stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson has enlisted ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK stars Lea DeLaria (Big Boo), Uzo Aduba (Crazy Eyes) and Kate Mulgrew (Red) to design bow ties for his latest collection. (more...)

Ironicons New Sexy, Smart and Snarky Texting App has Launched
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

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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...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Tony Yazbeck!
by Walter McBride - May 7, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered for the annual press event and brunch - and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, BroadwayWorld will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Tony Yazbeck, Best Actor in a Musical nominee for On the Town.  (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP on ABC - Wednesday, May 20, 2015
by TV Scoop - May 7, 2015

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 20, 2015! (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Cast Takes a Break as Lyric Theatre Hosts Univision Upfronts
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, On the Town is still going strong at the Lyric Theatre, but this week the cast begins a pre-scheduled week off. BroadwayWorld has learned that performances May 7-12 have been canceled so that the theatre can host NYC upfronts for Univision Communications Inc. Performances will resume on May 13. (more...)

Tony Winner Jane Krakowski to Host MTC's 2015 Spring Gala, Featuring Casts of GIGI, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, THE VISIT and More
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club will present their annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 18 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). This year's gala will be hosted by Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski ("The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," Nine) and feature special guest and Tony Award nominee for Airline Highway K. Todd Freeman, and performances by many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including: Beautiful, Finding Neverland, Gigi, It Shoulda Been You, On the Town, Something Rotten!, and The Visit. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Rebecca Luker, Mary Testa and More to Celebrate Women Making Musicals at Prospect's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Prospect Theater Company is pleased to announce additional cast members for its 2015 annual gala, a Concert Evening Celebrating Women Making Musicals. This special one-night-only event will be held at The Times Center on Saturday, May 16 with an 8pm concert performance featuring Broadway and Prospect stars. The evening's program includes a diverse array of songs written or co-written by women, including encores of work from Prospect productions. Proceeds from the evening will benefit Prospect's ongoing mission to develop and produce new musical theater works by emerging artists. (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Jay Armstrong Johnson Appears in Season 2 of SEEKING Webseries
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2015

Jay Armstrong Johnson, star of Broadway's Tony nominated On the Town, stars in the second season of the award-winning comedic web series SEEKING, which is now live online. Watch an episode featuring Johnson below! (more...)

Beth Leavel, Laura Osnes and More Set for BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY at 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a selection of Broadway Stars in Broadway Does Country on May 31, 2015 at 10PM. Broadway Does Country is an authentic hoedown which celebrates the best of country music. (more...)

Broadway at a Discount- What's Available at TKTS for May 6, 2015!
by BWW Discount Alert - May 6, 2015

TKTS has been a New York City institution for decades, bringing theatre-goers a last-minute way to get tickets for some of Broadway's hottest shows at a discount. TDF operates three TKTS Discount Booths in New York City- Times Square, South Street Seaport, and Brooklyn. Looking for affordable tickets for tonight, May 6, 2015? BroadwayWorld brings you the full list of what's available today below: (more...)

New Tony Awards Themed Video Promos For ON THE TOWN On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - May 6, 2015

On the Town is feeling the Tony love! (more...)

Brightbox Secure Mobile Device Recharging and Digital Signage Platform Energizes Foodservice Industry at the National Restaurant Association Show
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

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SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical Opens Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens tonight, May 15 and 16, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Cast Recording For GIGI On Broadway Starring Vanessa Hudgens Now Available Early On iTunes
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2015

Gigi hits the recording studio! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 5/15/2015
by BWW - May 15, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 5/15/2015. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Based on the 1942 film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin with a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Greenberg will direct the Muny production with choreography by Denis Jones. Musical direction is by James Moore, vocal and dance arrangements are by Sam Davis with additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, and orchestrations by Larry Blank. The Muny's production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is its second production worldwide. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre Stages HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Now thru 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

This spring, Stoneham Theatre closes its 15th Mainstage season with the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical comedy How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Performances run from tonight, May 14 - June 7, 2015. (more...)

Photo 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 1966-90
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...)

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Opens Next Month at Old Log Theare
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

This summer the Old Log Theatre will present the Tony Award nominated musical comedy The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, directed by R. Kent Knutson; music director John Lynn and choreographed by Regina Peluso. A cast of 24, featuring Julia Cook, Jefferson Slinkard, John Paul Gamoke, Whitney Rhodes and Ken Rosen, brings big songs and big hair to the stage in this sassy, spirited and touching musical about a real-life brothel in Texas. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 13, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the Tony-nominated cast of Something Rotten!  (Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, and Brad Oscar) moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at the St. James Theatre, how they feel about bringing a totally new musical to New York, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Chats Overcoming Her Fear of Heights on 'The Talk'
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens stopped by THE TALK, airing from New York City this week, to chat about her Broadway play 'Gigi.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/13/2015 - ON THE TOWN Returns, DEATH OF A SALESMAN in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 13, 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: On the Town returns to the Lyric, TUCK EVERLASTING writer Nathan Tysen's new work starts in Kansas City, DEATH OF A SALESMAN opens in London and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: With 'Dream Logic,' Aura Curiatlas Offers Mature, Amusing Dance Theatre
by Andrew White - May 13, 2015

Aura Curiatlas, and its current program 'Dream Logic' is dedicated to the idea that with a simple stage, simpler costumes and a sound cue or two, you can create magic.  Their evening of 10 dance vignettes is fascinating exploration of dance, physics, romance, with a healthy dose of cheap slapstick.  The daring physicality and creativity of the company is a reminder for those techno-geeks out there that the stage, still, truly belongs to the performing artist. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Returns to the Lyric Theatre This Afternoon!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, On the Town is still going strong at the Lyric Theatre, but performances May 7-12 were canceled so that the theatre could host NYC upfronts for Univision Communications Inc. Performances will resume this afternoon at 2pm, May 13. Welcome back to the ship! (more...)

VIDEO: Cooper, d'Arcy James, Yazbek & More Featured in THR's Annual Tony Roundtable
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter is gearing up for its second annual Tonys Actor Roundtable, a 45-minute podcast, featuring a transcript and beautiful photographs of seven of this year's talented nominees. (more...)

Michael A. Alden Named Broadway Global's Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

It's getting harder for many people in the Arts to feel creative and nurtured as an Artist, as modern culture seems to be celebrating quick disposable 'stars.' It's been said, New York City is not a place to find yourself as an Artist! In the past you could find cheap housing, cheap food, and cheap drinks. Cheap, is that too crude? I shall say affordable in order not to offend. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- ON THE TOWN's Howard Kagan
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Howard Kagan, Best Revival of a Musical nominee for On the Town. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Cast to Celebrate Betty Comden at 71st Annual Theatre World Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards -- the first award created in 1945 to recognize a debut theatre performance on or off-Broadway -- will be honoring the legacy of Betty Comden and On the Town with a special recognition for "Outstanding Contribution to the Theatre World." The 71st Annual Theatre World Awards will take place on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W. 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).     (more...)

Cast Your Vote Today in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Awards - Just 19 Days to Go!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/11 with just 19 days to go in voting! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A Broadway Romance- GIGI Cast Member Ashley Yeater Gets a Surprise Proposal Onstage!
by Stage Tube - May 11, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, has been going strong at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street), and the cast has something new to celebrate- ensemble member Ashley Yeater just got a surprise prospal onstage! THe show's official Instagram writes: 'She said YES!!!  Thank you @ashleyyeater and Rikki for sharing such a special moment with us!#GigiBlessings.' (more...)

City Theatre to Host 22nd Annual Gala & Auction, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

City Theatre, along with Host Committee co-chairs David & Luci Massaro, and Gala co-chairs Judy & Michael Cheteyan, Laura Penrod Kronk and June Yonas celebrate the company's 40th Anniversary Season with the signature Annual Gala & Auction on Monday, May 18, 2015 from 5:30 to 10:00 PM at Heinz Field East Club Lounge. This year's theme; 40th Birthday Bash, recognizes City's milestone 40th year, and welcomes friends to join us for an over-the-top party honoring our rich past, and looking towards our exciting future. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/10/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/11
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 5/10/2015. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by Theater People Podcast - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of On the Town, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Awards Update 5/11 - 19 Days to Go!
by - May 11, 2015

Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/11 with just 19 days to go in voting! (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: May 11-17, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

BROADWAY 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...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 11-17, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 11-17, 2015?. (more...)

'PARIS', 'NEVERLAND', FUN HOME, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, WOLF HALL and More Set for 2015 STARS IN THE ALLEY; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

?STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, will be hosted by Darren Criss who is currently playing Hedwig in the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Stars in the Alley will take place on Wednesday, May 27th from 10:30am-12:30pm in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. (more...)

CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Leads 65th Annual Outer Critics Circle Theatre Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2014-15 season in 24 categories. Below, check out the full list of winners, lead by THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME, HAMILTON, THE KING AND I, and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/9-5/10/2015
by - May 10, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 10, 2015 - Sunday, May 10, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck- 'I Feel Like a Child Again!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Tony Yazbeck, Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for On the Town. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- ON THE TOWN's Joshua Bergasse- 'To Bring It Back is Such an Honor'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Joshua Bergasse, Best Choreography nominee for On the Town. (more...)

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