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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.

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Edward Kleban was the Tony-winning lyricist for the Broadway classic, A CHORUS LINE. Upon his death in 1978, a trunkful of songs from never-produced musicals was found by his friends and A CLASS ACT was born. Featuring songs in the classic-Broadway style and characters from his life including his A CHORUS LINE writing partner, Marvin Hamlisch and the show's creator, Buffalo's own Michael Bennett, A CLASS ACT tells the story of a remarkable man and the ups and downs of his life and career in the theatre.


Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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T. Oliver Reid, Nancy Anderson and Michael Thurber to Lead PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. (more...)

Tituss Burgess' THE PREACHER'S WIFE Musical Will Get NYC Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Tituss Burgess has received the rights to the beloved film, 'The Preacher's Wife.' An industry presentation will be held in NYC on Monday, Sepetember 12, starring Loretta Devine and Ledisi. (more...)

BWW Interview: REBELS! ON BROADWAY's Caroline Innerbichler
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Sep 26, 2016

Caroline Innerbichler is likely recognizable if you've ever been to a BROADWAY SONGBOOK show at the Ordway or are a regular at Chanhassen where she played the lead in a popular show. She joins a youthful cast in REBELS! ON BROADWAY, continuing at the Ordway Sept. 29-30. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The  performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added Thursday matinee, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $43 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  (more...)

Israeli Stage is Proud to Present the American Premiere of HAPPY ENDING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

How do we treat end of life treatment? Israeli Stage, sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture through theatre, is proud to present the American Premiere of Happy Ending as part of Season 7 - Jarring Questions through an Israeli Lens.  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Theater Manager Laurie Brown Kindred Organizes Campaign for Louisiana Flood Victims
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Nearly 7 trillion gallons of rain poured onto Louisiana between August 8 and August 14. The flooding that resulted damaged at least 146,000 homes and left 13 people dead. Even as thousands of families faced the reality of the loss of their homes, possessions and livelihoods, the Olympics and presidential election coverage moved the greatest natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy off the national stage. And the school year just started. (more...)

Pushcart Players Launches 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Pushcart Players announces the 43rd Season of touring theater for young audiences, bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States.  In Pushcart's 5th decade of stirring up serious fun, the repertoire is an exceptional mix of musical productions exploring American history, self-discovery, classical music, teaching tolerance, and holiday celebrations. (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Photo Flash: EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, began Sunday, September 4, for a limited engagement through September 18 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St.). Opening night took place on September 8, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Begin This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions, bringing to life projects that inspire, offer hope, and touch the human heart, presents the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot to Present THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, 7/28-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

One of Shakespeare's most problematic works makes its Shakespeare in the Parking Lot debut July 28 to August 13 when Ezra Barnes directs 'The Merchant of Venice.' (more...)

Tamra Hayden Coming to Feinsteins/54 Below, 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?On July 6th, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Tamra Hayden's "Love Is . . ." celebrating the many facets of love with sexy jazz tunes such as: "Fever" and "Something's Gotta Give," rousing Broadway anthems such as: "It All Fades Away" from "Bridges of Madison County" and plenty of spontaneous hilarity to make for a perfect date night out.  You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll fall in love all over again!  Hayden is accompanied by Musical Director Dan Riddle and her fabulous 6 piece orchestra, featuring songs off her latest CD, "Love Is…" (more...)

Pushcart Players to Stage PETER AND THE WOLF at Chevron Family Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, 'Peter and the Wolf' on Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. at The Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, CA. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the first rehearsal below! (more...)

A Class Act NY to Host Broadway Camp in Stamford This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Get ready, Stamford! A Class Act NY is bringing Broadway to your very own JCC with an award-winning Broadway camp taught by Broadway stars!  (more...)

A Class Act NY to Host Broadway Camp on Long Island This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Get ready, Long Island! A Class Act NY is coming back for the ninth successful summer in a row with their award-winning Broadway camp, CAMP ACA, August 22 - 26! Actors ages 7-18 will work with Broadway Star Judine Sommerville (HAIRSPRAY, ON THE TOWN, CRAZY FOR YOU, LATE NITE COMIC) and a professional music director on song and dance combinations from classic and contemporary musicals that will then be performed at the end of the week for family and friends at the JCC's 250 seat theatre! Campers will be grouped according to age. Space is limited!  (more...)

Ashley Kate Adams Set for A Class Act NY's Two Acting Camps in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

This July, the award-winning Manhattan acting studio A Class Act NY is offering two unique acting camps for young actors, ages 7-18. (more...)

A Class Act NY Sets Upcoming Summer Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?For the eleventh summer in a row, A Class Act NY is offering a half-dozen unique acting camps for young actors, ages 5-18.  (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Open at New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Return for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced today that Lorna Luft will reprise her role as Martha Watson in the upcoming National Tour. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Ariana DeBose Premieres 'Shoes,' Cut From A CHORUS LINE, at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Michael Dale - Jun 20, 2016

The talented HAMILTON ensemble member recently gave a world premiere performance of a lost Kleban/Hamlisch song. (more...)

ALMOST ELTON JOHN & Atlanta Pops Orchestra Set for Fred Amphitheater, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Craig A Meyer is considered to be the best Elton John tribute artist in the market. His strong vocals, striking resemblance and amazing talent on the piano are captivating audiences everywhere! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/9/2016
by - Jul 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/9/2016. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 3
by Audition Roundup - Jul 3, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 3, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

PETE 'N' KEELY to Open This August Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the August 3rd opening of the musical comedy Pete 'n' Keely, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (August 3 - 13).  (more...)

Justin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton to Lead New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Broadway, television and film star Justin Guarini returns to Bucks County Playhouse when he joins Tony nominee Euan Morton, Barrymore winner Michele Ragusa and newcomer Aidan J. Lawrence at Bucks County Playhouse for 'Cake Off,' a new musical by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon. 'Cake Off', directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will preview on August 19, with opening night August 20 and run through September 10, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: A CLASS ACT Celebrates Opening Night at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances continue Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

A CLASS ACT Opens at New World Stages Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages  - Stage 5(340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run.  Produced by Eric Krebs, performances will begin on Saturday, July 9 at 8pm and continue through Sunday, September 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CLASS ACT at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

After enjoying its World Premiere engagement earlier this spring at the Playroom Theater, A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will now hold court at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) for a summer run. Produced by Eric Krebs, performances continue Sunday, September 4. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring PETER AND THE WOLF to Premiere Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, 'Peter and the Wolf' on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 am at The Wilkins Theatre at Kean University, Union NJ. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 7/2/2016
by - Jul 2, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/2/2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the cast and artistic staff of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS, September 9 - October 16, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Broadway's Ashley Kate Adams, Halle Morse, Lauren "Coco" Cohn and More Teaching Weekly Classes for Young Actors Starting This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Jul 12, 2016

A Class Act NY is proud to announce Broadway's Ashley Kate Adams (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES), Halle Morse (MAMMA MIA!), Lauren "Coco" Cohn (MAMMA MIA!), and more will teach its advanced-level and all skill-level fall classes in musical theatre, voice-over, on-camera and acting technique.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at The Barn Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, the 2016 Summer Series opened in July with the Tony Award-winning play, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. The show runs Thursday-Sunday for three weekends at The Truax Building in Old Town Temecula. This production comes to Temecula for the first time. An Inland Empire Premiere! PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is directed by J. Scott Lapp, with Movement by Chelsea Nicole and Musical Direction by Leigh Sutherlin. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 10
by Audition Roundup - Jul 10, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 10, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of EDWIN, THE EDWIN BOOTH STORY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Below, meet the cast and creative team of 'Edwin, The Story of Edwin Booth,' a world premiere dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson.  (more...)

Songstress Erin Cornell to Return to Sydney at The Basement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Powerhouse songstress Erin Cornell is coming to The Basement for an unmissable, intimate evening of song and stories this August. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/27/2016
by - Aug 27, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/27/2016. (more...)

Tony Winner RANDY GRAFF Makes Provincetown Debut August 29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Tony-winning Broadway veteran Randy Graff makes her Provincetown for one performances only, Monday, August 29 at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are now on sale both for general admission seating and special VIP seats.  Pricing and additional information available online at www.onlyatthecrown.com, by phone at 508-487-1430, or at the Crown & Anchor box office, 247 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA. (more...)

Ventriloquist Conrad Koch Brings His New Comedy Show to The Baxter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Ventriloquist Conrad Koch set to let out his inner puppet in his brand new show, PUPPET GUY, at the Baxter Theatre. (more...)

A CLASS ACT to Close Early Due to Scheduling Conflicts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Due to scheduling conflicts, producer Eric Krebs has announced today A Class Act, the inaugural and relevant new play by attorney and playwright Norman Shabel, will give its final performance on Sunday afternoon, August 28, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. at New World Stages - Stage 5 (340 West 50th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues) where performances began July 9, 2016 followed by Opening Night on July 25, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Great Moments from A Class Act NY's 2016 Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, is halfway through their eleventh successful summer of theatre camps taught by Broadway performers. Scroll down for a peek at some highlights so far! (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

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