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Milburn, NJ 07041

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Based on the film All About Eve and the original story by Mary Orr.


BWW Review: THE GREAT BROADWAY BELT SHOW! at Feinstein's/54 Below is Sugary, Showstopping Goodness
by Troy Frisby - May 9, 2017

If showstoppers are the sugary-sweet dessert of any Broadway show, you might think eating nothing but cake would leave you sick to your stomach. But in the case of THE GREAT BROADWAY BELT SHOW! at Feinstein's/54 Below, you'd be wrong. At the April 25 show, dessert for dinner never looked so good. (more...)

BWW Blog: THE APPLAUSE AWARDS - Part Two
by Student Blogger: Clarissa Moon - May 9, 2017

This week, I discuss seeing two shows that were adjudicated for the Applause Awards; CINDERELLA at University High School, and MAN OF LA MANCHA at Trinity Preparatory School. Both of these shows were among this year's winners!  (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

BWW Review: Diva Maria Callas Commands the Stage Once Again in MASTER CLASS at MetroStage
by Jeffrey Walker - May 9, 2017

MASTER CLASS is McNally's fictionalized and highly entertaining play where "La Divina" once again brings her passions to the stage, this time as a teacher of young opera students. For the production now lighting up MetroStage, Illona Dulaski embodies Callas in a tour de force performance. (more...)

BWW Review: BEATSVILLE:THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - May 9, 2017

Sarasota's Asolo Rep and Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre Team For Beatsville The Beatnik Musical (more...)

Dreamcatcher Offers MEET THE ARTIST Free New Play Readings
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, professional Theatre in Residence at the Oakes Center in Summit, will present its annual Meet the Artist free new play reading series on Wednesday, May 17 and Wednesday, May 24 at 7 pm at the Oakes Center. (more...)

'MY HEART IS IN THE EAST' to Continue Cultural Conversation at La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Inspired by Ancient Cordoba and workshopped In Iraq, London, and New York, this international play returns to New York to continue a cultural conversation about freedom, identity, and the possibility of peaceful co-existence. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - May 8, 2017

When the King of Siam (Jose Llana) sends for a governess to mentor his royal children, you would expect her arrival to be in grand fashion. And it was. At the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, when the curtain parts, the striking opening scene for The King and I unveils a boat anchoring dockside amidst a colorful sunset in Bangkok. As Anna Leonowens (Laura Michelle Kelly), a Welsh widow and her handsome son Louis (Graham Montgomery), prepare to disembark, Louis expresses some trepidation about the new life they are about to start in an unfamiliar land. His mother answers him with, I Whisle a Happy Tune, setting the tone for this delightful musical and gifting the audience with the angelic vocal talents of Miss Kelly. (more...)

Abrons Arts Center Announces Free Ticket Program for Veterans to Christina Masciotti's RAW BACON FROM POLAND
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

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BWW Review: Mirvish's STRICTLY BALLROOM is a High Energy Night of Theatre and Dance
by Alan Henry - May 5, 2017

Mirvish's North American premiere opened in Toronto this week to thunderous Applause by audience members taken in by the shimmering, sparkly, cut-throat world of Ballroom dance. (more...)

JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Signs on for MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, Teen Choice nominee, Imagen Award winner and Broadway actor Jaime Camil, of CW's Jane the Virgin, has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, the 2001 international phenomenon which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl. Camil will play the role of Sam Carmichael. (more...)

BWW Review: Deborah Cox Lights Up the Stage with Star Power in THE BODYGUARD
by Shari Barrett - May 4, 2017

Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox is starring as Rachel Marron in the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD during its Los Angeles premiere at Hollywood Pantages Theatre through May 21, 2017. Ms. Cox is not only one of the most incredible singers I have ever seen onstage, her renditions of the many hit songs performed by Whitney Houston in Lawrence Kasdan's 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film, sound even better than the originals! In fact, in 2000, Cox collaborated with Houston to record the duet "Same Script Different Cast" for Houston's Greatest Hits CD, setting the precedent culminating with this production. (more...)

Blake Shelton, Charlie Puth & Maren Morris to Perform Live on THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2017

Coach and five-time CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Blake Shelton, multi-Grammy Award nominee Charlie Puth, and Grammy, CMA and ACM winner Maren Morris are set to perform on NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series, THE VOICE. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Omaha Community Playhouse Has Beauty Abounding
by Christine Swerczek - May 26, 2017

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at the OCP has beauty abounding. (more...)

BWW Review: Everyman Makes A Ruckus With NOISES OFF
by Cybele Pomeroy - May 26, 2017

Everyman Theatre pays exquisite attention to detail and creates an astounding feat of comedy in its production of NOISES OFF. The cast demonstrates comedic chops and executes pratfalls and buffoonery with commitment and perfect timing. Do yourself, your lungs and your liver a favor and laugh at the raucous riot. Don't be surprised if you find yourself craving sardines afterwards. (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE BROADWAY Set for Pride Month at PFP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The fourth installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series - entitled 'Broadway at the Broadway' will be performed on Thursday, June 8 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars with Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon Playwrights!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

In this week's special edition, we caught up with playwrights from Ensemble Studio Theatre's Marathon of One-Act Plays. Series A features El Grande by Maggie Diaz Bofill, How My Grandparents Fell in Love by Cary Gitter, The Fork by Emily Chadick Weiss, Showtime Blues by France-Luce Benson, and Blue Handed by David Zellnik. For more information, visit: www.ensemblestudiotheatre.org (more...)

WICC 600 AM Adds Weekly Theater Review Segment with Ed Katz
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICC600 AM is pleased to announce a new weekly feature to fulfill the needs of the community. With the resurgence in popularity of Broadway and live theater, the station recently began a new feature, Katz Reviews, where longtime Westport resident Ed Katz reviews shows on Broadway as well as in Southern Connecticut. (more...)

Legendary Pianist Byron Janis Releases First Album of Three Volume Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Piano legend Byron Janis releases Byron Janis Live on Tour, an album of never before released live recordings of performances by the internationally celebrated pianist. (more...)

Award-Winning High School Duo Debut Cabaret at Winter Park Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Jasmine Forsberg and Tony Moreno command the cabaret stage as they perform a new cabaret Rising Stars: Broadway Bound which will showcase the two graduating High School seniors performing a host of Broadway tunes and standards. (more...)

BWW Review: The Queen of Broadway, Audra McDonald Returns to Chicago at Steppenwolf Theatre
by Katherine Damisch - May 23, 2017

Audra McDonald, the reigning Queen of Broadway, is a woman who needs no introduction in the theatre community. This is probably why the seats at the Steppenwolf Theatre were packed Monday evening with audience members who clung silently to her every word, laughed heartily at every joke, and exploded with Applause and ovations at every possibility. (more...)

ALADDIN's Clifton Davis Joins A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Aladdin's Clifton Davis will be joining Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Rent in the 6ix Meets Opera in Against the Grain Theatre's LA BOHÈME
by Taylor Long - May 20, 2017

You've never seen a more boho Boheme. Against the Grain Theatre (AtG) presents Puccini's LA BOHÈME in a real Toronto dive bar, The Tranzac Club. AtG is doing something incredible in the world of opera right now - they're growing. When opera houses around the world are reporting declines in ticket sales and reductions in seasonal production budgets - AtG is selling out their run, offering 'standing room only' tickets. Why? Their approach. (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS: Oh What a Night of Perfect Musical Entertainment!
by Shari Barrett - May 20, 2017

JERSEY BOYS opened at the August Wilson Theatre on Broadway to critical acclaim on November 6, 2005, running 11 record-breaking years and becoming the 12th longest running show in Broadway history. The Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical telling the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is now onstage at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre through June 24, 2017. It is absolutely one of the best musicals I have ever experienced, and not just because their music was so much a part of my teenage years and brings back so many great memories, but for its astounding staging and the incredible cast who make the show one not to miss for musical theatre lovers of all ages! (more...)

2017 Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors announced today the 2017 nominees who will compete in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges on Monday, May 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts.  (more...)

BWW Feature: MASTER CLASS WITH RORY O'MALLEY at Young Actors' Theatre Camp
by Courtney Symes - May 2, 2017

Last weekend, in the intimate San Francisco Playhouse, about 100 students had the privilege of attending a Master Class put on by the Young Actors' Theatre Camp (YATC). The featured artist was Rory O'Malley, who is currently in San Francisco playing King George III in the national tour of Hamilton. (more...)

BWW Review: In LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Neil Simon Shares the Golden Age of Television Writer Room Craziness
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2017

After working in the Warner Brothers Manhattan office mailroom, Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's celebrated television series 'Your Show of Shows,' a live 90-minute variety show starring comedy legends Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca that ran from 1950 to 1954. The writing staff had a staggering talent pool that included; Mel Tolkin (All in the Family), Carl Reiner (Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk), Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Space Balls), Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly!), Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), Lucille Kallen (worked on Broadway), Danny Simon (The Carol Burnett Show, Diff'rent Strokes) and his brother Neil Simon (The Odd Couple, Murder by Death). As a way of sharing his own experience working as the 'new kid' learning the ropes from the other, more experienced writers, Neil Simon wrote the outrageous comedy LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, now brilliantly staged at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro through May 20. (more...)

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST at Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Reveals A Storm in the Making
by Laura Hobson - May 2, 2017

For its final performances at 719 Race St., Cincinnati Shakespeare Company chose William Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, one of the last plays the playwright penned alone in 1610-11. Leading the cast is founding company member Nicholas Rose as magician Prospero who has landed on an island with his young daughter Miranda for twelve years after being overthrown as the Duke of Milan. Interested in regaining his dukedom, Prospero orchestrates a shipwreck amidst a storm, which open the play. (more...)

APPLAUSE, BIG and CALL ME MADAM Featured in RICKY RITZEL'S BROADWAY at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The 2017 MAC Award Winner for Best Recurring Series returns for its May offering with songs from Applause, BIG, and CALL ME MADAM ad featuring the talents of Tara Moran, Aaron Morishita, Sidney Myer, Charlotte Patton, Jon Satrom, Lisa Viggiano, Lennie Watts, and Kristine Zbornik. (more...)

Breakout Artist Julia Michaels to Perform at 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

dick clark productions and ABC today announced that chart-topping songwriter and breakthrough recording artist Julia Michaels will perform her debut single "Issues" on the 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, HELLO, DOLLY!, Tony Awards Get the Spotlight This Spring/Summer on NPR's BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

In May, June & July the NPR Program "Broadway to Main Street" hosted by Laurence Maslon which airs Sundays at 3PM on NY/Long Island NPR-member station WPPB/88.3FM will feature interviews with Tony Award-nominee & Sweeney Todd star Carolee Carmello (May 28); a retrospective of The 1967 Tony Awards (June 4); a 2017 Tony Awards Special on Tonys Sunday (6/11) with recordings of all the top nominees for Best Musical and the best musical performer nominees including Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Ben Platt and more; a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (6/18); a Hello, Dolly! themed show (6/25) with musical selections from Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, as well as selections from the new Bette Midler recording; and for a special July 4 holiday weekend show with original 1776 star William Daniels (July 3). (more...)

Jason Graae to Lead A BROADWAY MUSICAL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Internationally acclaimed cabaret artist Jason Graae will be taking the lead role in Feinstein's/54 Below's concert presentation of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams' A BROADWAY MUSICAL on Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Megan Sikora and Andy Talen to Join the Campaign at CHURCH & STATE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Producer Charlotte Cohn with SCS Innovations LLC, Franklin Theatrical Group, Neil Gooding Productions, Ralph Meranto/JCC CenterStage, Brierpatch Productions, Karen Cohen/Jack Hayflick, Bonnie E. Lautenberg, in association with NewYorkRep, announced today cast changes at Church & State. (more...)

BWW Review: MY FAIR LADY at the Regent Theatre
by Victoria Beal - May 17, 2017

Fans of the classic film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison will not be disappointed with the recreation of the 1956 stage production of My Fair Lady currently playing Melbourne at the Regent Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Gripping and Beautiful HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Synetic Theater
by Pamela Roberts - May 17, 2017

Synetic Theater's 'beautifully disturbing' HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME is gripping storytelling at its best. The wordless production conveys the epic tale with movement, spectacle, connection, and artistry. (more...)

March Madness is Over, But ImprovBoston Keeps Competition Alive
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

New England's longest-running comedy theater presents two comedy tournaments to keep the competitive spirit going: The Improv Classic: Boston Edition (a showcase of Boston's best improvisers affiliated with the popular Chicago tournament) and StandUp ThrowDown (a standup comedy tournament where more than 48 local comics compete for the title of "Boston's Funniest"). Each show pairs playful competition with high-energy hilarity for one relentless month of gut-busting comedy. (more...)

Here They Go Again! Corbin Bleu, Dove Cameron and Lea DeLaria Join MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam. (more...)

BWW Review: Jewish Family Theatre's Encore Presentation of BAD JEWS is Viciously Good Fun
by Jeremy Bustin - May 14, 2017

The Jewish Family Theatre encore presentation of Joshua Harmon's sharp and penetrating comedy, BAD JEWS, runs at the Weinstein Jewish Community Center through May 14. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/12 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Toronto You Might Have Missed 5/12 - STRICTLY BALLROOM and More! (more...)

Gender-Reversed Debate Play HER OPPONENT to Close Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Prismal Productions has announced that HER OPPONENT, a new event that re-stages verbatim excerpts from three of 2016's deeply contentious presidential debates (replicating the actual text, gestures, and movements of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump with gender-reversed casting) will end its run in Times Square at The Theater Center, 1627 Broadway, on May 24. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 11, 2017
by - May 11, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Libby Villari Stars in Benefit Run of ANN, by Holland Taylor
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Sonoma Arts Live just added a second Broadway hit to its Women Who Dare season - first EVITA, which ran to sold- out audiences in January, and now ANN, written by Holland Taylor and starring Hollywood actress Libby Villari. ANN will run on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, as a benefit for Sonoma Arts Live May 17,18,19, 20 and 21. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts Announces 2017 Applause Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts announces the 2017 recipients of the Applause Awards, boasting a range of students and talent from 32 schools in Central Florida. (more...)

BWW Review: You Can't Stop the Beat at Golden West College's HAIRSPRAY
by Erica Garcia - May 11, 2017

Golden West College brings to life a vibrant production of Hairspray for their Spring 2017 Musical. (more...)

Strouse, Adams & Brown's A BROADWAY MUSICAL, Which Closed on Broadway After One Show, to Return at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

On Sunday July 16th, at 7pm and 9:30pm, Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting Charles Strouse, Lee Adams, and William F Brown's A BROADWAY MUSICAL, which closed on its opening night in 1978. Disappearing after one performance, and leaving no cast album behind, the score of A BROADWAY MUSICAL has long been a mystery among musical theatre fans. (more...)

BWW Review: Boston Pops Open With John Williams Celebration and Special Guest, Queen Latifah
by Nancy Grossman - May 11, 2017

The 2017 Boston Pops Spring season is a tribute to Boston Pops Conductor Laureate John Williams who celebrates his 85th birthday this year. Opening night featured film and recording star Queen Latifah in her Pops debut and they'll do it all over again tonight. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight's Revisited ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Marry Me a Little (previews begin Friday, April 14) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252. (more...)

Julia Michaels Releases Alan Walker Remix of 'Issues'
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Quickly becoming one of 2017's best new artists, JULIA MICHAELS' debut single, “Issues,” has been certified platinum by the RIAA, with global consumption crossing 2 million. A breakthrough debut, 'Issues' is the best-selling song by a new artist released in 2017, according to Nielsen Music. (more...)

BWW Interview: IN TRANSIT's James Snyder Discusses Singing and His Upcoming Green Room Concert
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 10, 2017

Singing techniques, Green Room concert and IN TRANSIT are topics James Snyder likes to talk about. (more...)

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