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St. James Theatre (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Based on the play Twentieth Century by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur and Bruce Milholland

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Stephen Bogardus, Laura Osnes, Wesley Taylor & More set for DUETS with The Write Teacher(s)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

On this third volume of DUETS with thewriteteachers.com, a smaller group of Broadway hopefuls will be singing duets with the showbiz professionals who have inspired them in their own careers. (more...)

Broadway 'Previvals': How Might LES MISERABLES Been Cast In 1964?
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2016

Theatre fans love to fantasy cast revivals, but what if the show you're casting played on Broadway earlier than it actually did. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Matthew Broderick, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Industry Reading of THE POETS OF AMITYVILLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

This Tuesday in New York City, Circus Road Films and Theatricals & Big Head Productions will present an invite-only reading of a new play The Poets of Amityville by Eugene Pack. (more...)

Joseph Lorenzo Wise to Release New Album SONGBOOK This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

SONGBOOK is an album featuring ten live performances by Joseph Lorenzo Wise. It also features a bonus track 'Papaparazzi,' the new hit single featuring the Beethoven Fifth. The inspirational songs range from spirituals, to pop hits, to Sibelius. The CD also features one original song -- 'Dreams' -- written in New York City in the '80s by Joseph Lorenzo Wise. (more...)

Video: Zachary Levi Talks Broadway's SHE LOVES ME: 'I Feel Like the Freshman'
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Zachary Levi stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about starring in the Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME opposite a cast of Broadway vets. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Reveals Her Broadway Dream Role on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth and Chrissy Teigen stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE to help host Andy Cohen celebrate the show's 1000th episode. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY returns to Rockwell Table and Stage on Tuesday night, April 12th. The crowd-pleasing line-up show from Fraser Entertainment Group continues to be a popular event at the venue. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/2/2016 - Wayne Brady Honors Emerging Artists and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 2, 2016

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: Wayne Brady honors Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Nellie McKay and more at Lincoln Center's Emerging Artist Awards! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 19, 2016
by - Mar 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

stop/time dance theater Presents Superstition: March 30-April 10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Playhouse on Park's resident dance company celebrates its 13th year with Supersition, a singing and dancing extravaganza exploring the world of black cats, lucky pennies, and stepping on sidewalk cracks. Opening night is on Friday, April 1 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception preceding the show. (more...)

Playhouse on Park's stop/time dance theater to Present SUPERSTITION, 3/30-4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Playhouse on Park's resident dance company celebrates its 13th year with Supersition, a singing and dancing extravaganza exploring the world of black cats, lucky pennies, and stepping on sidewalk cracks. Opening night is on Friday, April 1 at 8pm, with a wine and cheese reception preceding the show. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More to Bring IN TRANSIT to Feinstein's/54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey, and more in IN TRANSIT THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT on March 20th at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. (more...)

Orfeh Joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Tony Award nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Footloose, Saturday Night Fever) joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below!  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo
by Theater People Podcast - Mar 14, 2016

On Monday, March 14 the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Phillipa Soo. Soo mader her New York stage debut in the title role of Natasha in the critically acclaimed 2013 Off-Broadway production of NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812. (more...)

Broadway's Peter Gallagher Joins Cast of NBC's CRUEL INTENTIONS Reboot
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Peter Gallagher, who recently starred in Broadway's On the Twentieth Century, has joined the cast of NBC's adaptation of the 1990's film CRUEL INTENTIONS. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 14-20, Featuring Judy Gold, Kim Maresca, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 13, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Maxine Linehan 'One -The Songs of U2'; RSO at 54: The Music of Rope & We Foxes in Concert; Kim Maresca at 54 Below; Judy Gold at 54 Below; and In Transit The Musical In Concert. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KISS ME, KATE at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

What do you get when you combine Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics? A musical that is just too darn hot! Follow the backstage story of feuding couples, raging egos, gamblers and gangsters in the beloved Tony Award-winning musical KISS ME, KATE, onstage now through March 27 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Celebrate the joys, madness and rewards of working in the theater -- both onstage and off. Brush up your Shakespeare and don't miss this witty and delightful musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stars of ONCE, WICKED and More to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with BROADWAY IRISH JAM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, KTCHN at The OUT Hotel will be hosting a Broadway Irish Jam with special ONCE-themed cocktails and dinner selections on Thursday, March 17th at 7PM featuring music sets by cast members from ONCE, WICKED and more. (more...)

Zina Goldrich & Marcy Heisler, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Official: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical Will Begin This July in London; Priority Ticket Sale Begins Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Tickets will go on priority sale today for the world premiere of Groundhog Day, a new musical directed by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus. General begins April 12, 2016. (more...)

Author William Madison Set for ON MADELINE KAHN at 92 St Y, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

New York City's 92nd Street Y will present "On Madeline Kahn," a panel on the life & career of MADELINE KAHN (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy & Tony-winning actress, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7pm. Star of such hit films as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Paper Moon & Clue & Broadway shows On the Twentieth Century, The Sisters Rosensweig & Two by Two, Kahn is the subject of WILLIAM V. MADISON'S biography, MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life (University Press of Mississippi). The event will be moderated by frequent 92nd Street Y host & 5-time Billboard Award-winner VALERIE SMALDONE.     (more...)

Lucie Arnaz, Eden Espinosa, and Laura Bell Bundy Join Carol Channing Tribute in Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld previously reported that some of Broadway's biggest stars are coming out to celebrate international stage and screen superstar Carol Channing, who turns 95 today, in a one-night-only tribute concert produced by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

Video Roundup: Why Andy Karl Could Be Perfect in the GROUNDHOG DAY Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The news might not be official yet, but we can't rein in our excitement over Karl in the role. Why? Because Andy can do no wrong! Check out just a few examples of his brilliance below! (more...)

Madeline Kahn Set for 'From Broadway to Hollywood' Panel at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Two-time Oscar nominee Madeline Kahn is the subject of a panel discussion, From Broadway to Hollywood ~ A Chat with her Friends, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market on Wednesday, February 10, at 7pm. William V. Madison, author of MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life, will join several of Kahn's friends & colleagues for this first West Coast event for Kahn's biography, published by the University Press of Mississippi. Author Eddie Shapiro (Nothing Like A Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater) will moderate. (more...)

Breaking: Andy Karl to Star in Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Just in via Baz Bamingoye of The Daily Mail, Andy Karl will star in GROUNDHOG DAY THE MUSICAL, in the role made famous by Bill Murray in the film.  (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More Set for IN TRANSIT in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey, and more in IN TRANSIT THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT on March 20th at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre's Season 14 to Feature GYPSY, ON THE 20TH CENTURY & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

 Every season must reflect the mission of the company and for the past 13 years, Sean Murray has crafted uniquely Cygnet seasons that reflect the commitment to 'startle the soul, embrace diversity and ignite debate.' This year is no exception. The seven productions in Season 14 range from the traditional to the avant-garde and include two musical theatre classics, a two-show repertory by a Pulitzer prize-winning playwright, the return of a holiday favorite and two contemporary works sure to shock and amaze. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Receive Boston Children's Theatre's 2016 Giving Voice Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will be the recipient of the theater's 2016 Giving Voice Award on April 28. (more...)

Theatreworks USA at The Kaye Playhouse Series to Continue with HENRY AND MUDGE, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Theatreworks USA will continue its 2016 weekend family performance series this Saturday, February 13th, with Henry and Mudge? was adapted by bookwriter/lyricist Kait Kerrigan and composer/lyricist Brian Lowdermilk (Jonathan Larson Award-winners) and is based on the best-selling books by Cynthia Rylant, illustrated by Sucie Stevenson. Henry and Mudge premiered Off-Broadway in July 2006 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. This 60-minute musical is recommended for ages 4 and up. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Debut This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Coming to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Broadway and television star Kristin Chenoweth, best known for defining the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the hit musical Wicked, comes to The Fred Kavli Theatre, Friday, March 11, 2016 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Fulton Theatre is thrilled to announce a season bursting with dance, iconic musical theatre heroes, and a music legend in its mainstage offering! The Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series, now in its third season, will offer three selections, including a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama. The popular family series again will offer four shows that are ideal for the entire family. The 2016/2017 season kicks off with the mainstage series on Tuesday, September 20, 2016, with the triumphant Billy Elliot.  (more...)

PRIDE & PREJUDICE, Judy Gold, Laura Osnes and More Set for This March at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Husband & Wife, Andy Karl & Orfeh Team Up Onstage for American Songbook; Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2016

She has a 'powerhouse voice' (New York Times). He is 'a theater world heartthrob' (New York Times). And together Orfeh and Andy Karl have had an impressively long run as one of Broadway's best couples. Although they met while doing the Broadway production of Saturday Night Fever, their irrepressible chemistry became the stuff of legend when they co-starred in Legally Blonde, which garnered Orfeh a Tony nomination. Karl earned his own Tony nods for his 'physically astounding' (Vulture) performance in the title role of Rocky and last season's On the Twentieth Century. Sexy, funny, and enormously talented, the two just presented their long-awaited onstage reunion, directed by Charles Randolph-Wright as a part of Lincoln Center's American Songbook series. Check out exclusive concert highlights below! (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Present KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

What do you get when you combine Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics? A musical that is just too darn hot! (more...)

BWW Review: ANDY KARL and ORFEH Raise the Roof At Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series
by Alix Cohen - Feb 23, 2016

In their continuing effort to broaden its musical scope, Lincoln Center's American Songbook series at The Appel Room Saturday night presented two-time Tony Award nominee Andy Karl (Rocky, On the Twentieth Century) and his Tony-Award nominee wife Orfeh (Legally Blonde) performing together in concert for the first time. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCKS' Sierra Boggess
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 22, 2016

On Monday, February 22, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Sierra Boggess, currently starring the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical SCHOOL OF ROCK. Boggess made her Broadway debut in 2008 in the title role of the Disney musical THE LITTLE MERMAID. She went on to star in the Broadway revival of MASTER CLASS, opposite Tyne Daily, before heading to London's West End to originate the role of Christine Daae in Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVER NEVER DIES, the sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

Momentum Pictures Acquires North American Rights to Kristin Chenoweth-Led HARD SELL
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Entertainment One's Momentum Pictures has acquired North American rights to the dramatic comedy HARD SELL, starring Tony Award winner Kristin Chenoweth. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 19, 2016
by - Feb 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/18/2016 - THE HUMANS, OLD HATS, ROBBER BRIDEGROOM and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 18, 2016

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: THE HUMANS opens on Broadway, OLD HATS returns to Signature Theatre and more! (more...)

Lisa Howard and John Bolton Join AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tribute to Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Broadway stars Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) are joining the cast of AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter' next month. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Welcome William Ivey Long for 'Dramalogue' Series, 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Producers.Hairspray. Nine. Contact. Revivals of Chicago and Guys and Dolls. In addition to being big Broadway hits, those musicals have something else in common: their costume designer, the brilliant William Ivey Long. On Tuesday, March 1, Long will speak with Sheryl Flatow about the craft of costume design and discuss his illustrious career as part of Palm Beach Dramaworks' popular series,Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! William Ivey Long: Creating Character Through Costumes will be presented twice, at 2pm and 7pm, at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Maltby & Shire's CLOSER THAN EVER at ICT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

 Two dozen wise and witty "songs of experience" with charming melodies and smartly crafted lyrics.International City Theatre opens its 2016 season with a recently updated version of Closer Than Ever, the Outer Critics Circle Award winner for Best off-Broadway Musical that also netted Drama Desk nominations for lyricist Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire. Directed and choreographed by Todd Nielsen, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach, and starring ICT favorites Kevin Bailey (Abigail/1702),Valerie Perri (The Sweepers), Adam von Almen (The Heir Apparent) and newcomer Katheryne Penny, Closer Than Ever opens February 12at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on Feb. 10 and Feb. 11. (more...)

Theater at Monmouth's 47th Season to Include HENRY V, THE ILLUSION & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?For 2016 Theater at Monmouth invites you to unleash your inner Francophile for their Vive la France season! What do an unproven king, a swordsman with an astonishing nose, four pairs of lovers running amuck, and two meddling fathers with wayward children have in common? They are all part of TAM's 47th Vive la France season featuring plays that simmer, sizzle, and surprise. (more...)

'FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD' Panel Centers on Madeline Kahn at Barnes & Noble in LA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Two-time Oscar nominee Madeline Kahn is the subject of a panel discussion, From Broadway to Hollywood ~ A Chat with her Friends, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market tonight, February 10, at 7pm. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Legend John Cullum Considers Autobiographical One-Man Show
by Michael Dale - Feb 1, 2016

Celebrating his 60th year on the New York stage in 2016, Cullum certainly has many tales to tell. (more...)

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