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THE COCO & RUBY VARIETY HOUR Plays Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2012

Courtney Freed and Rebecca Johnson will star in The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour, a dazzling trip down memory lane and a peek into the hilarious and wacky lives of the these two ginger dames. Coco and Ruby mysteriously fell out of their humdrum lives in 1940's Newark, New Jersey and into modern day Hollywood to live the dream! These two characters from the hit web series, "Coco & Ruby," written by Rachel Roderman and directed by Steve Brian, will shuffle-ball-change right out of your computer screen on October 15th to bring you a LIVE show full of old-school comedy and musicianship reminiscent of Lucille Ball and Betty Hutton. The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour will include many of your favorite WWII era standards, as well as vintage takes on contemporary pop songs. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents PLAID TIDINGS, 11/27-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2012

Laguna Playhouse presents the third show of their 2012-2013 season, PLAID TIDINGS, written and directed by Stuart Ross. The cast of PLAID TIDINGS will feature William Martinez as Frankie, Scott Dreier as Smudge, David Brannen as Sparky and Ciaran McCarthy as Jinx. PLAID TIDINGS will preview on Tuesday, November 27; Wednesday, November 28; Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

THE ART OF MURDER, MAKING GOD LAUGH & More Set for Fox Valley Rep's 2013 Season at Pheasant Run Resort
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

Fox Valley Rep, in residence at Pheasant Run Resort, announces their calendar-year 2013 season of nostalgic musicals and award-winning comedies, including Joe DiPietro's comedy thriller, The Art of Murder, to the heavenly hit musical, Forever Plaid, followed by a rocking '60s musical about love and marriage, Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, then to a rollicking song-and-dance revue of America's beloved Cole Porter, Let's Misbehave!, to a touching no-place-like-home holiday family comedy, Making God Laugh. (more...)

THE COCO & RUBY VARIETY HOUR Plays Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal Tonight, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

Courtney Freed and Rebecca Johnson will star in The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour, a dazzling trip down memory lane and a peek into the hilarious and wacky lives of the these two ginger dames. Coco and Ruby mysteriously fell out of their humdrum lives in 1940's Newark, New Jersey and into modern day Hollywood to live the dream! These two characters from the hit web series, "Coco & Ruby," written by Rachel Roderman and directed by Steve Brian, will shuffle-ball-change right out of your computer screen on October 15th to bring you a LIVE show full of old-school comedy and musicianship reminiscent of Lucille Ball and Betty Hutton. The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour will include many of your favorite WWII era standards, as well as vintage takes on contemporary pop songs. (more...)

Cape May Stage Presents A TUNA CHRISTMAS, 11/23-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2012

It's time to kick up your heels with "A Tuna Christmas," the hilarious sequel to the hit comedy, "Greater Tuna." In Cape May Stage's holiday production of 'A Tuna Christmas,' opening November 23 and running through December 30 at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, director Marlena Lustik takes you through a hilarious 24-hour yuletide journey of 24 comical characters being performed by only two multi-talented actors. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents PLAID TIDINGS, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

Laguna Playhouse presents the third show of their 2012-2013 season, PLAID TIDINGS, written and directed by Stuart Ross. The cast of PLAID TIDINGS will feature William Martinez as Frankie, Scott Dreier as Smudge, David Brannen as Sparky and Ciaran McCarthy as Jinx. PLAID TIDINGS will preview tonight, November 27; Wednesday, November 28; Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Cape May Stage Presents A TUNA CHRISTMAS, 11/23-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2012

It's time to kick up your heels with "A Tuna Christmas," the hilarious sequel to the hit comedy, "Greater Tuna." In Cape May Stage's holiday production of 'A Tuna Christmas,' opening November 23 and running through December 30 at the Robert Shackleton Playhouse, director Marlena Lustik takes you through a hilarious 24-hour yuletide journey of 24 comical characters being performed by only two multi-talented actors. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents SILK STOCKINGS, 5/4-22
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

The Cold War turns hot in Cole Porter's final Broadway musical Silk Stockings, a sly and sophisticated musical version of the classic film Ninotchka, to be presented by 42nd Street Moon. Low-priced previews run May 4, 5 and 6, with the opening on Saturday May 7. The show will run through May 22 at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents SILK STOCKINGS, 5/4-22
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

The Cold War turns hot in Cole Porter's final Broadway musical Silk Stockings, a sly and sophisticated musical version of the classic film Ninotchka, to be presented by 42nd Street Moon. Low-priced previews run May 4, 5 and 6, with the opening on Saturday May 7. The show will run through May 22 at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents SILK STOCKINGS, Clsoes 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

The Cold War turns hot in Cole Porter's final Broadway musical Silk Stockings, a sly and sophisticated musical version of the classic film Ninotchka, to be presented by 42nd Street Moon. The show will closes May 22 at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

Janis Paige Performs at Feinstein's Tonight and Tomorrow, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Feinstein's at Loews Regency will continue its Spring 2012 season with the debut of Broadway and Hollywood legend, Janis Paige for two nights only tonight May 20 and May 21. (more...)

Janis Paige to Perform at Feinstein's 5/20-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Feinstein's at Loews Regency will continue its Spring 2012 season with the debut of Broadway and Hollywood legend, Janis Paige for two nights only on May 20 and May 21. (more...)

Janis Paige Debuts at Feinstein's, 5/20-21
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will continue its Spring 2012 season with the debut of Broadway and Hollywood star, JANIS PAIGE for two nights only on May 20 and May 21. For her one-woman show, Paige shares favorite songs and recounts tales from her lifetime in show business -- from achieving a dream of Hollywood stardom to her leading roles on Broadway, the famous people who influenced her life and career, her personal and professional triumphs, and the losses and laughs of a long and highly-successful career. Ms. Paige will appear for two shows only at the Loews Regency Hotel. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/19- Abe Burrows
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2012

Today in 1985, Broadway book writer Abe Burrows passed away. Burrows wrote or directed such shows as Make a Wish, Two on the Aisle, Three Wishes for Jamie, Say, Darling, Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Cactus Flower, Four on a Garden, Can-Can, Silk Stockings, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Good News (1974 revival), and many others. With his collaborator Frank Loesser, Burrows won a Pulitzer Prize for How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. (more...)

Dazzling Performers & Productions At Kravis Center March & April 2011
by Beau Higgins - Mar 6, 2011

Kravis Center to Offer a Nonstop Series of Dazzling Performers & Productions During March & April 2011 Highlights Include the Beach Boys, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Kathy Griffin, Jackie Mason, Itzhak Perlman, Smokey Robinson, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Yanni, Spring Awakening, West Side Story & 18th Annual Reach for the Stars (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents SILK STOCKINGS, 5/4-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

The Cold War turns hot in Cole Porter's final Broadway musical Silk Stockings, a sly and sophisticated musical version of the classic film Ninotchka, to be presented by 42nd Street Moon. Low-priced previews run May 4, 5 and 6, with the opening on Saturday May 7. The show will run through May 22 at the Eureka Theatre. (more...)

Rachel York to Set Sail in ANYTHING GOES National Tour; Kicks Off October 2
by BWW - Mar 27, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that critically acclaimed Broadway actress Rachel York will star as "Reno Sweeney" in the national tour of the 2011 TonyŽ Award winning Anything Goes. Presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, the national tour will set sail in Cleveland this fall. Anything Goes is the winner of three TonyŽ Awards including Best Musical Revival. (more...)

Janis Paige Debuts at Feinstein's, 5/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY will continue its Spring 2012 season with the debut of Broadway and Hollywood star, JANIS PAIGE for two nights only on May 20 and May 21. For her one-woman show, Paige shares favorite songs and recounts tales from her lifetime in show business -- from achieving a dream of Hollywood stardom to her leading roles on Broadway, the famous people who influenced her life and career, her personal and professional triumphs, and the losses and laughs of a long and highly-successful career. Ms. Paige will appear for two shows only at the Loews Regency Hotel. (more...)

Janis Paige to Perform at Feinstein's 5/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

Feinstein's at Loews Regency will continue its Spring 2012 season with the debut of Broadway and Hollywood legend, Janis Paige for two nights only on May 20 and May 21. (more...)

Dazzling Performers & Productions At Kravis Center March & April 2011
by Beau Higgins - Mar 1, 2011

Kravis Center to Offer a Nonstop Series of Dazzling Performers & Productions During March & April 2011 Highlights Include the Beach Boys, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Kathy Griffin, Jackie Mason, Itzhak Perlman, Smokey Robinson, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Yanni, Spring Awakening, West Side Story & 18th Annual Reach for the Stars (more...)

THE COCO & RUBY VARIETY HOUR Set for M Bar Hollywood, 7/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Courtney Freed and Rebecca Johnson star in The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour, a dazzling trip down memory lane and a peek into the hilarious and wacky lives of these two ginger dames. Coco and Ruby mysteriously fell out of their humdrum lives in 1940's Newark, New Jersey and into modern day Hollywood to live the dream! These two characters from the hit web series, "Coco & Ruby," written by Rachel Roderman and directed by Steve Brian, will shuffle-ball-change right out of your computer screen on July 27th & 28th to bring you a LIVE show full of old-school comedy and musicianship reminiscent of Lucille Ball and Betty Hutton. The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour will include many of your favorite WWII era standards, as well as vintage takes on contemporary pop songs. (more...)

THE COCO & RUBY VARIETY HOUR Set for M Bar Hollywood, 7/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2012

Courtney Freed and Rebecca Johnson will star in The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour, a dazzling trip down memory lane and a peek into the hilarious and wacky lives of these two ginger dames. Coco and Ruby mysteriously fell out of their humdrum lives in 1940's Newark, New Jersey and into modern day Hollywood to live the dream! These two characters from the hit web series, "Coco & Ruby," written by Rachel Roderman and directed by Steve Brian, will shuffle-ball-change right out of your computer screen on July 27th & 28th to bring you a LIVE show full of old-school comedy and musicianship reminiscent of Lucille Ball and Betty Hutton. The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour will include many of your favorite WWII era standards, as well as vintage takes on contemporary pop songs. (more...)

THE COCO & RUBY VARIETY HOUR Set for M Bar Hollywood, 7/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Courtney Freed and Rebecca Johnson will star in The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour, a dazzling trip down memory lane and a peek into the hilarious and wacky lives of these two ginger dames. Coco and Ruby mysteriously fell out of their humdrum lives in 1940's Newark, New Jersey and into modern day Hollywood to live the dream! These two characters from the hit web series, "Coco & Ruby," written by Rachel Roderman and directed by Steve Brian, will shuffle-ball-change right out of your computer screen on July 27th & 28th to bring you a LIVE show full of old-school comedy and musicianship reminiscent of Lucille Ball and Betty Hutton. The Coco & Ruby Variety Hour will include many of your favorite WWII era standards, as well as vintage takes on contemporary pop songs. (more...)

Soprano Cheryl Bentyne's CD LET'S MISBEHAVE Set for Release, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2012

Now, nearly a year after the diagnosis, followed by surgery and chemo, Cheryl Bentyne-for 30+ years the reigning soprano with 10-time Grammy winning vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer-celebrates her new cancer-free status with the release of Let's Misbehave on Summit Records, due out August 14. And she's celebrating the weekend before with a CD release party and All Star Jazz Benefit for the City of Hope Cancer Center at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. (more...)

Frank Barrie, James Bentham Lead Finborough Theatre's GAY'S THE WORD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2012

The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series follows Perchance to Dream with Ivor Novello's last musical. (more...)

THE ART OF MURDER, MAKING GOD LAUGH & More Set for Fox Valley Rep's 2013 Season at Pheasant Run Resort
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Fox Valley Rep, in residence at Pheasant Run Resort, announces their calendar-year 2013 season of nostalgic musicals and award-winning comedies, including Joe DiPietro's comedy thriller, The Art of Murder, to the heavenly hit musical, Forever Plaid, followed by a rocking '60s musical about love and marriage, Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, then to a rollicking song-and-dance revue of America's beloved Cole Porter, Let's Misbehave!, to a touching no-place-like-home holiday family comedy, Making God Laugh. (more...)

Breaking News: Cole Porter's CAN-CAN Headed Back to Broadway in Spring 2014 with Revised Book; Workshop This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

Just announced is news that the Cole Porter classic, Can-Can, will kick up its heels in a new production to land on Broadway in Spring 2014. Presented by Jonathan Burrows, nephew of the musical's original book writer Abe Burrows, the new production features a revised book by David Lee (Two By Two and Gigi at Reprise, TV's "Frasier" and "Cheers") and Joel Fields (How I Fell in Love at Abingdon Theatre Company, TV's "Ugly Betty' and 'Raising the Bar'). Lee directs the production, featuring choreography byPatti Colombo (Peter Pan) and musical direction by Tony Award nominee Steve Orich (Jersey Boys). Prior to the Broadway production, a workshop will take place in New York in October 2013. Casting has yet to be confirmed. (more...)

Jason Alexander and Tovah Feldshuh Star in York Theatre's TWO BY TWO, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced that Broadway veterans Jason Alexander ("Seinfeld," Jerome Robbins' Broadway) and Tovah Feldshuh (Golda's Balcony, Irena's Vow) will star in the season opener of the Winter 2013 Musicals in Mufti Series: Two By Two, with Book by Peter Stone, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and Music by the legendary Richard Rodgers. Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Andrew Samonsky, and More Set for York Theatre Company's MUSICALS IN MUFTI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) has announced principal casting for the remaining three musicals in its Winter 2013 Musicals in Mufti Series: Hollywood Pinafore (March 1-3, 2013), Happy Hunting (March 15-17, 2013), and Silk Stockings (March 22-24, 2013) at York Theatre Company at its home in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents CATS, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

Musical Theatre West is proud to announce the opening of its production of CATS at the beautiful 1,070-seat Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. CATS previews February 11 and runs February 12 through February 27, 2011. Dana Solimando directs and choreographs Musical Theatre West's production of CATS with musical direction by Dennis Castellano. (more...)

Claybourne Elder, Elizabeth Stanley and More Join Jason Alexander and Tovah Feldshuh in York Theatre Company's TWO BY TWO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

The York Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the season opener of the Winter 2013 Musicals in Mufti Series: Two By Two, with Book by Peter Stone, Lyrics by Martin Charnin and Music by the legendary Richard Rodgers, starring Broadway veterans Jason Alexander and Tovah Feldshuh. (more...)

Frank Barrie, James Bentham Lead Finborough Theatre's GAY'S THE WORD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2012

The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series follows Perchance to Dream with Ivor Novello's last musical. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES 2/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

Cabrillo Music Theatre is thrilled to present the Off-Broadway and Los Angeles smash-hit musical, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 25, 2012

Looking for a quick roundup of this week's events? Look no further! (more...)

Dazzling Performers & Productions At Kravis Center March & April 2011
by Beau Higgins - Feb 25, 2011

Kravis Center to Offer a Nonstop Series of Dazzling Performers & Productions During March & April 2011 Highlights Include the Beach Boys, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra, Natalie Cole, Kathy Griffin, Jackie Mason, Itzhak Perlman, Smokey Robinson, St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Yanni, Spring Awakening, West Side Story & 18th Annual Reach for the Stars (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/24- SILK STOCKINGS
by Stage Tube - Feb 24, 2012

Today in 1955, Silk Stockings opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 478 performances. Silk Stockings is a musical with a book by George S. Kaufman, Leueen MacGrath, and Abe Burrows and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The musical is loosely based on the Melchior Lengyel story Ninotchka and the 1939 film adaptation it inspired. It ran on Broadway in 1955. This was the last musical that Porter wrote for the stage. (more...)

Finborough Theatre's GAY'S THE WORD Closes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2012

The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series follows Perchance to Dream with Ivor Novello's last musical. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents STRIKE UP THE BAND, 4/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

42nd Street Moon's Ira Gershwin celebration continues in April with STRIKE UP THE BAND, to be presented at the Eureka Theatre in low-priced previews on April 6, 7 and 8, opening on Saturday, April 9, and running through April 24. Heading the cast will be Carson Church as Horace Fletcher with Michael Scott Wells as Jim Townsend, Samantha Bruce as Joan Fletcher and Moon's Producing Director Stephanie Rhoads as Mrs. Draper. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Cabrillo Music Theatre is thrilled to present the Off-Broadway and Los Angeles smash-hit musical, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES. THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES closes Sunday, February 13, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 2/10/2013
by BWW - Feb 10, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/10/2013 for Portland (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents PLAID TIDINGS, 11/27-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

Laguna Playhouse presents the third show of their 2012-2013 season, PLAID TIDINGS, written and directed by Stuart Ross. The cast of PLAID TIDINGS will feature William Martinez as Frankie, Scott Dreier as Smudge, David Brannen as Sparky and Ciaran McCarthy as Jinx. PLAID TIDINGS will preview on Tuesday, November 27; Wednesday, November 28; Thursday, November 29 and Friday, November 30 at 8:00pm and will open on Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm and run through Today, December 30, 2012 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Regional Theater of the Week: Des Moines Community Playhouse in Des Moines, IA
by BWW Features - Dec 12, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theatre site on the Internet, is excited to announce a new feature to its comprehensive regional coverage - the Featured Regional Theater of the Week! Each week, BWW will introduce its readers to a regional theater located in one of our (over 130!) coverage cities. By exploring these different venues, their history and showcasing the production seasons, BWW continues its commitment to expand our presence in communities and cities across the United States. This Week's Featured Regional Theater: The Des Moines Community Playhouse in Des Moines, IA (more...)

ANYTHING GOES National Tour Sets Sail in Cleveland, Oct. 2012; First Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the 2011 TonyŽ Award winning Broadway musical theatre masterpiece. Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES sets sail at Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare in October 2012. Following its opening in Cleveland, Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES will cruise into more than 25 other cities during the 2012/2013 season including the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

York Announces MUSICAL IN MUFTI Winter 2013 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) has announced the four-show line-up for its Winter 2013 Musicals in Mufti Series featuring the music works of legendary Broadway writers Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse and two by George S. Kaufman. The roster of Broadway musicals include Two by Two (February 15-17, 2013), Hollywood Pinafore (March 1-3, 2013), Happy Hunting (March 15-17, 2013), and Silk Stockings (March 22-24, 2013) at The York Theatre Company at its home in Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Julie Newmar to Release THE CONSCIOUS CATWOMAN EXPLAINS LIFE ON EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2011

Tony Award and Golden Globe winning actress, Julie Newmar, offers what she hopes will be the perfect little 'how to' book to place on the bedside table - 'The Conscious Catwoman Explains Life on Earth.' (more...)

Soprano Cheryl Bentyne's CD LET'S MISBEHAVE Set for Release Today, 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2012

Now, nearly a year after the diagnosis, followed by surgery and chemo, Cheryl Bentyne-for 30+ years the reigning soprano with 10-time Grammy winning vocal group, The Manhattan Transfer-celebrates her new cancer-free status with the release of Let's Misbehave on Summit Records, due out today, August 14. And she's celebrating the weekend before with a CD release party and All Star Jazz Benefit for the City of Hope Cancer Center at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Artistic Director Paul Hope Talks Bayou City Concert Musicals, Charity & Education
by David Clarke - Aug 13, 2012

Despite being completely busy preparing for the concert staging of A TOUCH OF VENUS, Paul Hope, Artistic Director and Founder of Bayou City Concert Musicals, took a break from his busy schedule to talk to me about his innovative and charitable organization. Since it's inception, Bayou City Concert Musicals has been providing Houston audiences with well-produced and lauded performances of often-neglected musicals. Continuing to grow an ever-increasing loyal audience and fan following, I asked Paul Hope to tell me more about Bayou City Concert Musicals and the shows they choose to produce. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents STRIKE UP THE BAND, 4/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

42nd Street Moon's Ira Gershwin celebration continues in April with STRIKE UP THE BAND, to be presented at the Eureka Theatre in low-priced previews on April 6, 7 and 8, opening on Saturday, April 9, and running through April 24. Heading the cast will be Carson Church as Horace Fletcher with Michael Scott Wells as Jim Townsend, Samantha Bruce as Joan Fletcher and Moon's Producing Director Stephanie Rhoads as Mrs. Draper. (more...)

42nd St. Moon Announces Upcoming Season Including BABES IN ARMS & STRIKE UP THE BAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2011

Greg MacKellan, artistic director of 42nd Street Moon, and Stephanie Rhoads, producing director, today announced details of the upcoming 2010-11 season of uncommon musical theater. For its eighteenth season, merriment abounds in a season rife with Lovers, Liars and Clowns at the Eureka Theatre. The great American composers, lyricists, and librettists featured in 2010-11 are Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern, George and Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, John Kander and Fred Ebb, George S. Kaufman, Stephen Sondheim and more. (more...)

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