LES MISERABLES Lyricist Herbert Kretzmer Turns 90 as World's Longest Running Musical Turns 30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Herbert Kretzmer, the former London theatre critic who went on to write the lyrics for LES MISERABLES, the longest running and most successful musical in the world, will celebrate his 90 th birthday on October 5th. (more...)

Kim David Smith to Bring Electro-Weimar Concert STARGAZING to Joe's Pub, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

KIM DAVID SMITH -- the Australian stage performer -- conjures the glitter and doom of Weimar-era Berlin with STARGAZING, a genre-mashing, electro-cabaret fantasia, premiering at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street, New York), on Thursday, October 8 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Kim David Smith Brings Electro-Weimar Concert STARGAZING to Joe's Pub Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

KIM DAVID SMITH -- the Australian stage performer -- conjures the glitter and doom of Weimar-era Berlin with STARGAZING, a genre-mashing, electro-cabaret fantasia, premiering at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street, New York), tonight, October 8 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MITF's Autumn Edition Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Prolific producer John Chatterton's MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL is now a series of three lavish events every year - Autumn, Spring, and Summer - presenting powerful works from around the world. Scroll down for a sneak peek at some of the shows from this year's Autumn Edition, running November 2-22 at The Jewel Box Theater @ The Workshop (312 W 36th Street) in NYC!  (more...)

Goodspeed Presents Works From Jason Robert Brown, Elizabeth A. Davis, Kathleen Marshall, and More for 2015 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Today at Goodspeed's 10th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for three new musicals to be produced at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 21, 2015
by - Oct 21, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Glen Street Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Glen Street Theatre is excited to announce their 2016 season of entertainment at the beautiful Belrose venue. A diverse programme of drama, music, satire and comedy plus a series of kids shows promises something for everyone. (more...)

Phillipa Soo, Tamara Tunie & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

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

MITF Becomes Year-Round Program; November 2015 Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Midtown International Theatre Festival is becoming a year-round program! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 15, 2015
by - Oct 15, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Engelbert Humperdinck Coming to Thousand Oaks; Tickets on Sale Saturday
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

International music legend Engelbert Humperdinck brings his classic hits to the Fred Kavli Theatre, Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Nominee Vivian Reed Returns to The Metropolitan Room This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, continues her acclaimed concert series "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Monday, May 23 at 7:00 PM. Returning as special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway and nightclub Raun Ruffin star, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

BWW Interview: MARA DAVI
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 4, 2016

Mara Davi to appear at the Long Wharf Theatre's play, My Paris by Alfred Uhry. (more...)

Karen King to Perform New Cabaret Show at The Cutting Room, 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

New York based multi-talented singer-songwriter/performer Karen King is back on the NYC stage, returning to The Cutting Room in Manhattan at 44 East 32nd Street on Thursday, June 22nd at 9pm. Back by popular demand, this new live concert show follows King's sold-out performance at The Cutting Room last October. (more...)

BWW Review: MY PARIS in New Haven
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 18, 2016

Alfred Uhry, Charles Aznavour, Kathleen Marshall and brilliant cast CAN CAN and then some. (more...)

BWW Review: MY PARIS at Long Warf Theatre
by Melinda Zupaniotis - May 18, 2016

There's a bone disease called 'pycnodysostosis', but it's more commonly known as Toulouse-Lautrec Syndrome. It means that the density of one's bones is irregular, and usually results in an abnormal growth of digits or appendages. In the case of the actual Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, it meant that his legs were shorter than normal, and his general stature was fragile. (more...)

Nice Work And She's Got It: Kathleen Marshall On Directing Charles Aznavour's MY PARIS at Long Wharf
by Michael Dale - May 12, 2016

The three-time Tony winner is hoping to bring the new musical based on the life of Toulouse-Lautrec.to Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bobby Steggert, Mara Davi & More in MY PARIS at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre travels back in time to the romance and fun of Montmartre in the late 1800s in its production of the musical My Paris, an imaginative retelling of the life of the artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, directed by Tony Award-winning director Kathleen Marshall, with music from the legendary French performer Charles Aznavour, and a book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Alfred Uhry, and with English lyrics and musical adaptations by Tony-winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years). Check out a first look below! (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Alfred Uhry, Jason Robert Brown Join Charles Aznavour To Create MY PARIS
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

At nearly 92 years of age, the internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter is working on his first Broadway-bound musical. (more...)

Tony Nominee Vivian Reed to Perform STANDARDS & MORE Concerts in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

?VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times, will return to New York with a four-performance run of her show "Standards and More." She will appear at The Metropolitan Room on April 2, May 23, June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening will include unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Vocalists Ana Moura & Buika to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura and Spanish world music singer Buika join forces for a concert celebrating Latin song traditions at Carnegie Hall on Tuesday, April 26 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Recognized, respectively, for their embodiment of fado and flamenco styles, Ana Moura and Buika are known worldwide for elegantly fusing these Latin genres with pop, jazz, R&B, funk, and more. (more...)

Vivian Reed's New Show STANDARDS AND MORE Opens This Weekend at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times, will return to New York on Saturday April 2 at 9:30 PM, with the opening night of her new show "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room. Her special guests for this performance will be Metropolitan Opera soprano Janinah Burnett and Broadway star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. Reed will also appear at The Metropolitan Room on May 23, June 17 and July 21, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening will include unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. (more...)

New Charles Aznavour Musical Revue to Open in NYC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

A new musical revue will feature the timeless classics of world-renowned singer and songwriter, Charles Aznavour. (more...)

World Tour of PIAF!, THE SHOW Coming to America; Winter Stop Set for Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW - a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse - returns to America as part of the extended world tour. Tickets are on sale now! (more...)

Adrienne Haan Returning to The Metropolitan Room, 7/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The Metropolitan Room welcomes back International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan in Berlin to Broadway-Transatlantic on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at 7pm.  The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street, New York City. Tickets range from $24-$115 plus a two drink minimum and are available by phone at 212-206-0440 or www.MetropolitanRoom.com. (more...)

MITF 2016 to Kick Off with Two Dozen Plays in Two Days
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Midtown International Theatre Festival 2016 will open with two dozen plays in two days in the MITF Short Play Lab, culminating with the opening of Midtown Variety Jewel Box, 312 W. 36th Street. (more...)

Vivian Reed Returns to the Metropolitan Room with STANDARDS AND MORE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

VIVIAN REED - the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post - will return with her acclaimed concert "Standards and More" at The Metropolitan Room on Thursday,July 21 at 7:00 PM. Special guests for this show will be soprano Andrea Jones-Sojola, who appeared on Broadway in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess, and theater and nightclub star Raun Ruffin, who appeared in The Civil War. The show was recently extended through this fall and Reed will also perform at The Metropolitan Room on September 26 and November 10, backed by a four-piece band led by Billy McDaniel. The evening includes unique arrangements of classic standards by Duke Ellington, Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter and George Gershwin in a dazzling blend of pop, jazz, soul and R&B. A recent rave review from BroadwayWorld.com praises "the profound originality of Reed's arrangements and interpretations. Reed dives headlong into the songs and emerges with something entirely new, fresh and hers." (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Heidi Armbruster and More to Headline Anna Ziegler's BOY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the cast for BOY, Keen Company's spring production, featuring Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Mothers & Sons) Heidi Armbruster (Time Stands Still, Disgraced), Paul Niebanck (A Walk in The Woods, Barbecue, In the Next Room or the vibrator play), and Rebecca Rittenhouse (Commons of Pensacola,'Blood & Oil'). (more...)

Rick Skye to Bring LIZA LIVE! to Don't Tell Mama This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

New York's multi-award-winning Rick Skye is extending his internationally acclaimed show, 'LIZA LIVE!' through March at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, New York New York, 10036) on Saturdays, February 13th and 20th, March 5th, 12th and 26th. Shows are at 8:00pm except for Saturday, March 12th, which is a special 'Happy 70th Birthday, Liza' evening beginning at 5:00pm. Musical Direction is by the brilliant Ricky Ritzel. (more...)

BWW Review: As Dynamic As Ever, BEN VEREEN Again Lights Up Feinstein's/54 Below With Unabashed Optimism
by Alix Cohen - Jan 27, 2016

Attending a Ben Vereen show these days is like worshipping at the altar of Happy. As he displayed once again on Monday's opening night of his latest run at Feinstein's/ 54 Below, the veteran entertainer exudes palpable pleasure at being on stage while repeatedly expressing gratitude to his audience. Performance is deeply sincere. Vereen seems possessed by spirit. When not singing, eyes often closed, his body echoes the sinuous (Bob Fosse) movement that helped established his early reputation. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Legendary Ben Vereen, Back at 54 Below
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 27, 2016

Vereen talks about his arts advocacy, the Oscars controversy, 'Hamilton' and more. (more...)

Adrienne Haan Set for Metropolitan Room Cabaret Festival, 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Metropolitan Room welcomes back International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan in Berlin to Broadway-Transatlantic on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 7:00pm as part of Cabaret Scenes International Cabaret Festival. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street, New York City. Tickets range from $24 - $115 plus a two drink minimum and are available by phone at 212-206-0440 or www.MetropolitanRoom.com. For groups of 10 or more, please call212-265-8500. (more...)

The Spring Midtown International Theatre Festival Returns
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

Year 2016 looks like it will be AMAZING for the venerable Midtown International Theatre Festival. The level of talent and experience this season is considerable. The subject matter stronger, more topical, and brilliantly written. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 3, 2016
by - Feb 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: The First Annual International Cabaret Festival's Hall of Fame Inductions Pack New York's Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Feb 20, 2016

The brainchild of Metropolitan Room managing partner Bernie Furshpan, his General Manager Joseph Macchia, and Cabaret Scenes Magazine Publisher Peter Leavy, New York's first International Cabaret Festival (February 17-21) debuted Wednesday night at the Met Room with performances and inductions into the newly established Cabaret Hall of Fame (an actual location for Hall and its memorabilia to be determined at a later date). Clubs hosting this year's festival include The Metropolitan Room, Don't Tell Mama, The Duplex, Feinstein's/54 Below, Iridium, Joe's Pub, and Stage 72 (formerly The Triad). (more...)

Christine Andreas, Jarrod Spector & Kelli Barrett Among 31st Annual BISTRO AWARD Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Legendary jazz singer and lyricist Jon Hendricks, dubbed 'The Poet Laureate of Jazz,' celebrated jazz vocalist and actress Annie Ross, and acclaimed jazz singer Janis Siegel are among the artists who will be honored at the 31st Annual Bistro Awards gala on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 pm at the Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St. As is the Bistro Awards tradition, the evening will feature performances by the winners; for the full list, see below! (more...)

Top 10 Theatres in France - Théâtre du Châtelet, Vingtième Théâtre, L'Olympia and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 19, 2016

We go around our Broadway World to feature France as our newest International spotlight. Below, we round up the top 10 theatre companies in France. Check out the list below! (more...)

LIZA LIVE! Extends Through March at Don't Tell Mama; Adds Special 'Happy Birthday' Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

New York's multi-award-winning Rick Skye is extending his internationally acclaimed show, 'LIZA LIVE!' through March at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, New York New York, 10036) on Saturdays, March 5th, 12th and 26th. (more...)

BWW Review: Ageless Chanteuse Liliane Montevecchi Defines Joie de Vivre With Valentine's Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Feb 12, 2016

The indomitable Liliane Montevecchi revived her 25-year-old cabaret show Thursday night at Feinstein's/54 Below with verve, style, and the expansive flirting of a lifelong femme fatale. This time it's aptly titled Be My Valentine. Few can ad lib with so much beguiling heat. As the Cliff Notes of her extraordinary life are now familiar to most fans, this audience is here to experience the infectious joy of live performance. (more...)

2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater
by Lauren Yarger - Dec 31, 2015

As a new year begins, Connecticut's professional theater scene offers many exciting viewing opportunities including premieres of new shows as well as some old some old favorites. What shows am I most looking forward to? Here are some tops picks for 2016: (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/25; Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR and THE GREAT COMET, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 25, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington DC, Boston, Sydney, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include BRIGHT STAR and WEST SIDE STORY in DC, NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET in Boston, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Sydney, just to name a few. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Adds MY PARIS to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Long Wharf Theatre will now conclude its 2015-16 season with the musical My Paris. My Paris will replace Shining City on the schedule and run from May 4-29, 2016 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. (more...)

BWW Review: BEN VEREEN Finds Magic to Do at Catalina Jazz Club
by Don Grigware - Dec 21, 2015

On Friday December 18 the legendary Ben Vereen came to Catalina Jazz Club for his latest one-man cabaret An Evening with Ben Vereen. Backed by three fabulous musicians, musical director David Loeb at the piano, Tom Kennedy on bass and Marc DiCianni on drums, Vereen took the stage for 70 minutes and let fly. There was enough energy and passion abounding for three performers, let alone one. Known as a primo dancer, that was at a minimum, as he is approaching 70, but he moved in constant rhythm across the stage and back as he lovingly sang 20 songs, mostly from Broadway. There was very little patter; Vereen poured his soul into the work and kept his packed house begging for more. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Vivian Reed Premieres New Show 'Standards and More' at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called 'remarkable and ferocious' by The New York Times, returned to New York on Saturday April 2 at 9:30 PM, with the opening night of her new show 'Standards and More' at The Metropolitan Room. BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look below! (more...)

French Singer Floanne to Bring APRIL IN PARIS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The French singer and actress Floanne shines a fresh new light on Paris in her musical tribute to the French spirit at Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday April 22 at 9:30pm.   (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Santino Fontana & Laura Osnes in THE LEGEND OF NEW YORK and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

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

International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan to Return to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

The Metropolitan Room welcomes back International Chanteuse Adrienne Haan in Berlin to Broadway-Transatlantic on Friday, April 22, 2016, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Stew & Heidi Rodewald to Appear on Stage at The Public in Their New Musical THE TOTAL BENT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Stew and Heidi Rodewald will perform live with the on-stage band for THE TOTAL BENT, playing the guitar and bass, respectively. With text by Stew and music by Stew and Heidi Rodewald, the team behind the Tony Award-wining musical Passing Strange, which premiered at The Public in 2003, this world premiere musical is directed by Joanna Settle. Performances begin Tuesday, May 10 and continue through Sunday, June 12, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 25. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Mara Davi & More to Reprise Roles in MY PARIS at Long Wharf Theatre; Kathleen Marshall Directs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre travels back in time to the romance and fun of Montmartre in the late 1800s  in its production of the musical My Paris, a imaginative retelling of the life of the artist Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, directed by Tony Award-winning director Kathleen Marshall, with music from the legendary French performer Charles Aznavour, and a book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Alfred Uhry, and with English lyrics and musical adaptations by Tony-winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years). (more...)

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