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1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is a 1976 musical with music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner. It is considered to be a legendary Broadway flop, running only seven performances. It was Bernstein's last original score for Broadway.


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Comedian Dennis Miller Returns to The Orleans Showroom This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Five-time Emmy Award winner and crowd favorite Dennis Miller returns to The Orleans Showroom tonight and tomorrow, September 6 and 7. (more...)

VIDEO: Bill Clinton Talks Hilary for President on CNN's PIERS MORGAN
by - Sep 26, 2013

CNN's Piers Morgan sat down with one of the only five living presidents last night, as he was joined by Bill Clinton for an insightful and engaging primetime interview. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Cheyenne Jackson Set For PBS's FROM DUST TO DREAMS Tonight, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

On March 10, 2012, stars of Broadway joined some of the biggest names in entertainment at a black-tie gala for the Opening Night of the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Highlights from the event were taped for a PBS special entitled FROM DUST TO DREAMS: Opening Night at the Smith Center for Performing Arts, which will air tonight, September 21 on PBS. (more...)

Quotables from NBC's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Below, check out quotables from NBC's THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, September 29 - October 3. (more...)

VH1 to Air Hip Hop Documentary Series THE TANNING OF AMERICA This February
by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

VH1 will air a 4-part documentary series based on Stoute's best-selling book, 'The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy.' (more...)

VH1 Takes An In-Depth Look At How Hip-Hop Became A Dominant Force In American Culture With The Documentary Series 'The Tanning Of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ VH1 is teaming up with acclaimed filmmakers Billy Corben and Alfred Spellman ('Cocaine Cowboys,' 'Broke,' 'The U') and famed author, award-winning entrepreneur, advertising executive, and record executive Steve Stoute for a 4-part documentary series based on Stoute's best-selling book, 'The Tanning of America: How Hip-Hop Created a Culture That Rewrote the Rules of the New Economy.' VH1's 'The Tanning of America: One Nation Under Hip Hop' is a thorough examination of hip-hop as a cultural movement, whose profound influence in music, film, television, fashion, business, race relations and politics eventually paved the way for the election of Barack Obama. The 4-part 4-hour series will premiere in February 2014 on VH1. (more...)

White House Staffers Reveal View of Presidential Transitions in FLIPPING THE WHITE HOUSE, 10/28
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2012

When a U.S. President is sworn into office at high noon on inauguration day, the cool facade of the White House conceals a complex mission happening at warp speed. A hand-picked and highly trained team is tasked with transitioning the old administration out as the new administration moves in - all in less than six hours. The outgoing president exits the home on inauguration day, and the incoming president enters the home complete with pictures on the walls, books on the shelves, and socks in the drawers just a few hours later. Discovery Channel takes viewers behind the scenes of past 'flips' in FLIPPING THE WHITE HOUSE, premiering Sunday, October 28th at 10PM ET/PT. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 17th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 17, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Award results, 'Smokey Joe's' impresses, three presidential musicals (at least!), old and new shows in Evanston, Ann Hampton Callaway in Lakeview and more! (more...)

ONE HAND, ONE HEART: THE MUSICALS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN Comes to Davenport's, 11/14-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

Relive some of the greatest moments in musical theater history through One Hand, One Heart: The Musicals of Leonard Bernstein, a cabaret revue performed at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, November 14 - 29, 2012. Reservations can be placed at www.davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

ONE HAND, ONE HEART: THE MUSICALS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN Comes to Davenport's, 11/14-29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2012

Relive some of the greatest moments in musical theater history through One Hand, One Heart: The Musicals of Leonard Bernstein, a cabaret revue performed at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, November 14 - 29, 2012. Reservations can be placed at www.davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

Opus Two to Celebrate George Gershwin at the New York Public Library, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Champions of American music for more than a decade, Opus Two violin-piano duo presents a multi-media program of the inimitable works of George Gershwin (1898-1937), one of Americas most popular and iconic composers. Violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock will explore Gershwin's many musical styles, from the jazz influenced An American in Paris to the quintessential folk opera Porgy and Bess. They will also perform I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You, and But Not for Me…. in colorful and virtuosic transcriptions by legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz along with brand-new Opus Two commissions by esteemed Broadway music director Eric Stern. Projected images by African-American period photographer Richard Samuel Roberts and entertaining video clips of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly will round out the program. The concert will be held at the Bruno Walter Auditorium onSaturday, December 28 at 2:30pm. (more...)

Comedian Dennis Miller to Perform at Four Winds New Buffalo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians' Four Winds New Buffalo is pleased to announce a performance by comedian Dennis Miller at it Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, June 17, (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch FUN HOME & FINDING NEVERLAND Casts Perform at Broadway at the White House!
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2015

Just yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama called upon producer Harvey Weinstein to create 'Broadway at the White House,' an all day symposium on careers in the theater created especially for deserving high school students. The day was hosted by Matthew Morrison, currently starring in Broadway's Finding Neverland and Tony-winner Kristin Chenoweth and included such Broadway stars as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Whoopi Goldberg, Gloria Estefan, Christian Borle, Cicely Tyson, Laura Michelle Kelly and performances by the casts of Finding Neverland, Fun Home, An American in Paris, On Your Feet!, School of Rockand Something Rotten. Check out highlights from teh special day below! (more...)

G. Anton Publishing/Chicago Releases NOT BLACK AND WHITE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

CHICAGO, IL - Chicago-style politics is front and center in the newly released novel NOT BLACK AND WHITE: From the Very Windy City to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, by first-time author G. A. Beller. Exposing the deep, dark secrets of some of the Windy City's most revered and reviled citizens, NOT BLACK AND WHITE (G. Anton Publishing; November 17, 2015) is a thrilling exposé of political corruption and cronyism. When a sitting president has his roots in this sullied political heritage, it makes for news and leads to speculation. (more...)

Michelle Obama Gives Passionate Speech as Part of BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE; Airs on TLC This Thanksgiving
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Today, November 16, First Lady Michelle Obama give a fun and passionate speech during a student workshop as part of BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE, parts of which will air on TLC this THANKSGIVING in a special hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison. (more...)

ONE HAND, ONE HEART: THE MUSICALS OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN Comes to Davenport's, Now thru 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

Relive some of the greatest moments in musical theater history through One Hand, One Heart: The Musicals of Leonard Bernstein, a cabaret revue performed at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, tonight, November 14 - 29, 2012. Reservations can be placed at www.davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth and Matthew Morrison to Host TLC's BROADWAY AT THE WHITE HOUSE This Thanksgiving
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

The stage is set, the orchestra is ready and the curtains open as a spotlight shines on some of America's best and brightest teens who hope to make it on The Great White Way. (more...)

Dennis Miller to Return to Orleans Showroom, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Five-time Emmy Award winner and crowd favorite Dennis Miller returns to The Orleans Showroom June 13 and 14. (more...)

Dennis Miller Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 4/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Celebrated as a witty comedian with an entertaining and intriguing stand-up routine, Miller keeps audiences laughing with his irreverent observations. A favorite of the public and critics alike, The New York Times said, “Mr. Miller is exquisitely attuned to contemporary foibles … his material can be scathing, his delivery low-key … Mr. Miller reaches a bit farther than most comedians for the scorching comment … this smart aleck has an uncommonly sharp eye.” (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale Presents SONG OF NORWAY, Featuring Jason Danieley, Santino Fontana and More, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale announces Song of Norway by Robert Wright and George Forrest on April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are on sale at www.carnegiehall.org. Single tickets for this concert start at $25. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

Dennis Miller to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 8/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Five-time Emmy Award winner and crowd favorite Dennis Miller returns to The Orleans Showroom August 8 and 9. (more...)

Comedian Dennis Miller to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 8/8-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Five-time Emmy Award winner and comic extraordinaire Dennis Miller will perform at The Orleans Showroom, Aug. 8 and 9. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Brings Presidential Concerts To Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Jun 13, 2015

Harper Clements looks back over her forty years, working in the White House. (more...)

Comedian Dennis Miller to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 9/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Five-time Emmy Award winner and crowd favorite Dennis Miller returns to The Orleans Showroom September 6 and 7. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: USA, USA! HAMILTON, 1776 & Many More Patriotic Musicals
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 3, 2015

Today we are shining a solo spotlight on the historically-based musicals celebrating American figures in honor of July 4! (more...)

FEISTY FIRST LADIES is Available in Audiobook
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013

Move over Michelle Obama-Mary Todd Lincoln's back. No modern-day fashionista has got anything on Mary Lincoln, who was quite a clothes horse herself, and perhaps the first shopaholic in the White House. As Autumn Stephens says, 'Today, maniacal Mary Lincoln would be the self-dramatizing star of some Beltway twelve-step program, or popping Prozac like miniature petit fours, or holding an Oprah audience in thrall with tales of how an ungrateful nation did her wrong.' (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Cheyenne Jackson Set For PBS's FROM DUST TO DREAMS, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

On March 10, 2012, stars of Broadway joined some of the biggest names in entertainment at a black-tie gala for the Opening Night of the new Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. Highlights from the event were taped for a PBS special entitled FROM DUST TO DREAMS: Opening Night at the Smith Center for Performing Arts, which will air on September 21 on PBS. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Capital Fringe's AT YOUR SERVICE, MR. PRESIDENT! Makes History Personal
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jul 13, 2015

This charming one-man show at Capital Fringe is perfect for history and political buffs, fans of celebrity gossip or anyone wanting a peak into what life is like behind the iron gates at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. (more...)

President Obama Welcomes NBC's 1600 PENN for White House Screening Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

NBC's new comedy 1600 Penn comes to the White House today, January 9 as President Obama will host the cast and crew at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a screening and reception for the series that premieres on Thursday, January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET). (more...)

Josh Gad to Screen 1600 PENN for President Obama Today
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

NBC's new comedy 1600 Penn comes to the White House today, January 9 as President Obama will host the cast and crew at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a screening and reception for the series that premieres on Thursday, January 10 (9:30-10 p.m. ET). (more...)

The Editors Of ESSENCE Release A Salute to Michelle Obama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

All eyes have been on First Lady Michelle Obama since her husband, President Barack Obama , kicked off his first historic presidential campaign in 2008. Over the years, we have watched her become a style icon and one of the most photographed women in the world. Now, just as Inauguration Day approaches, the editors of ESSENCE have recaptured her earlier moments with a special commemorative book, A Salute to Michelle Obama (Time Inc. Home Entertainment, Inc.) that illuminates her current role as First Lady today and charts one of the most incredible personal journeys in American history. The book also features an introduction by ESSENCE Editor-in-chief Constance C.R. White , as well as moving tributes from prolific author Dr. Maya Angelou , life coach Iyanla Vanzant and 'First Grandmother' Marian Robinson. (more...)

Comedian and Talk Show Host Dennis Miller to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 2/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Five-time Emmy Award winner and crowd favorite Dennis Miller returns to The Orleans Showroom February 7 and 8. (more...)

Autumn Stephens Goes to White House with FEISTY FIRST LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

Move over Michelle Obama, Mary Todd Lincoln's back. If you thought you were a fashionista, you've got nothing on Mary Lincoln, who was quite a clothes horse herself, and perhaps the first shopaholic in the White House. As Autumn Stephens says, 'Today, maniacal Mary Lincoln would be the self-dramatizing star of some Beltway twelve-step program, or popping Prozac like miniature petit fours, or holding an Oprah audience in thrall with tales of how an ungrateful nation did her wrong.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Josh Gad Talks 1600 PENN With TODAY
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2013

NBC's new comedy 1600 PENN came to the White House on January 9 as President Obama hosted the cast and crew at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for a screening and reception for the series. Hear what star Josh Gad had to say about the screening, the show and more below! (more...)

Comedian and Talk Show Host Dennis Miller Returns to The Orleans Showroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Five-time Emmy Award winner and crowd favorite Dennis Miller returns to The Orleans Showroom tonight and tomorrow, February 7 and 8. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Sets 2015 Summer Season Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the creative team for the ?2015 Summer Season at the Benedum Center. These Pittsburgh CLO veterans will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long. The 2015 Season includes MARY POPPINS (June 9 - 21), MAN OF LA MANCHA (June 23 - 28), GYPSY (July 10 - 19), THE WEDDING SINGER (July 24 - August 2) and the National Tours of KINKY BOOTS (August 4 - 9) and Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA (August 11 - 16). (more...)

Autumn Stephens Releases FEISTY FIRST LADIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

What do President's Day and the Oscars share aside from a week? The movie Lincoln, of course, with leading lady Sally Field is the role of FLOTUS, Mary Todd Lincoln. No modern-day fashionista has got anything on Mary Lincoln, who was quite a clothes horse herself, and perhaps the first shopaholic in the White House. As Autumn Stephens says in Feisty First Ladies, 'Today, maniacal Mary Lincoln would be the self-dramatizing star of some Beltway twelve-step program, or popping Prozac like miniature petit fours, or holding an Oprah audience in thrall with tales of how an ungrateful nation did her wrong.' (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces 2013 Summer Season Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative team for the 2013 Summer Season at the Benedum Center. This group of Pittsburgh CLO veterans will bring the Benedum Center alive with Broadway's very best for the organization's 67th year. The season includes 42nd Street (May 31-June 9), Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (June 11-16), Kopit & Yeston's Phantom (June 21-30), Disney's The Little Mermaid (July 9-21) and the tour of Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story (July 24-August 4). This year, through special arrangement with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh CLO Season Ticket Buyers will enjoy priority seating to Disney's The Lion King (September 3-8). (more...)

Terry Irving's COURIER Takes New Look at Watergate
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

Terry Irving, the Washington DC based author of the breakthrough thriller 'Courier' and an Emmy award-winning television news producer, has found while researching his latest book that, to his surprise, Richard Nixon's criminal betrayal of the nation was far beyond anything anyone but the most radical would have thought in the 1970's. (more...)

Opus Two Celebrates George Gershwin at the New York Public Library Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2013

Champions of American music for more than a decade, Opus Two violin-piano duo presents a multi-media program of the inimitable works of George Gershwin (1898-1937), one of Americas most popular and iconic composers. Violinist William Terwilliger and pianist Andrew Cooperstock will explore Gershwin's many musical styles, from the jazz influenced An American in Paris to the quintessential folk opera Porgy and Bess. They will also perform I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You, and But Not for Me.... in colorful and virtuosic transcriptions by legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz along with brand-new Opus Two commissions by esteemed Broadway music director Eric Stern. Projected images by African-American period photographer Richard Samuel Roberts and entertaining video clips of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly will round out the program. The concert will be held at the Bruno Walter Auditorium today, December 28 at 2:30pm. (more...)

David Schuster to Anchor News Channel AL JAZEERA AMERICA, Launching 8/20
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2013

Al Jazeera America, the new American news channel that will launch on Aug. 20, today announced that former MSNBC journalist David Shuster will join Al Jazeera America as one of the channel's New York anchors. (more...)

Comedian Dennis Miller Returns to The Orleans Showroom This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015

Five-time Emmy Award winner and comic extraordinaire Dennis Miller will perform at The Orleans Showroom, this weekend, Aug. 8 and 9. (more...)

Dennis Miller Returns to The Orleans Showroom This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Five-time Emmy Award winner and crowd favorite Dennis Miller returns to The Orleans Showroom this weekend, August 8 and 9. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sanitized GIGI Thanks Heaven For Legal Girls
by Michael Dale - Apr 9, 2015

Eric Schaeffer's perfunctory staging of Heidi Thomas' revised script provides more fizzle than fizz. (more...)

BET Acquires Hit Sitcoms THE FIRST FAMILY and MR. BOX OFFICE
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

BET Networks announced today it has licensed over 100 episodes each of two hit sitcoms, THE FIRST FAMILY and MR. BOX OFFICE, from Entertainment Studios to air on CENTRIC starting April, 2013. (more...)

Jason Danieley, Alexandra Silber and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's SONG OF NORWAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale presents Song of Norway by Robert Wright and George Forrest tonight, April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. (more...)

BET Announces New Programming; Renews REAL HUSBANDS, THE GAME & More
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

BET today announced its new and returning programs, including REAL HUSBANDS OF HOLLYWOOD, THE GAME, and more. For the full listing of new and renewed shows, check the full list below! (more...)

Dennis Miller Returns to The Orleans Showroom This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Crowd favorite Dennis Miller returns to The Orleans Showroom this weekend, April 17 and 18. (more...)

Jason Danieley, Santino Fontana and More Set for The Collegiate Chorale's SONG OF NORWAY, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale has announced Song of Norway by Robert Wright and George Forrest on April 30, 2013 at 6:30pm at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, NYC. Tickets are on sale at www.carnegiehall.org. Single tickets for this concert start at $25. (more...)

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