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Ben Franklin travels to France to persuade its king to recognize America as a country. While there, he courts a countess.

42nd Street Moon To Present 'Irma La Douce' Starting 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2008

42nd Street Moon, the company that celebrates and preserves the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre, opens its 2008-09 Season in with one of the big hits of the 1960-61 season, the saucy Irma La Douce, the hit Parisian musical which was a sensation in London before its Tony-winning New York run. (more...)

42nd St Moon Concludes Year With BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2008

42nd Street Moon concludes the year with the delightful musical Ben Franklin in Paris, a forgotten gem from the richly prolific 1965-66 Broadway season. (more...)

Producer George W. George Dies at 87
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2007

Broadway producer George W. George passed away Wednesday, November 7. He was 87. (more...)

Cabrillo Musical Theatre Presents WHITE CHRISTMAS, Opens 12/26Cabrillo Musical Theatre Presents WHITE CHRISTMAS, Opens 12/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2009

Happy Holidays, Southern California! You are cordially invited to the theatre event of the holiday season when Cabrillo Music Theatre presents IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS featuring some of Cabrillo and Southern California's best loved talent. (more...)

Rita Gardner Performs at Tower Records & Signs CDs, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2006

Rita Gardner, who originated the role of Luisa in The Fantasticks and is on the stage of the Al Hirschfeld Theatre in The Wedding Singer over 45 years later, will appear at Lincoln Center Tower Records on Wednesday, May 10th at 6 PM as part of the 'Any Wednesdays' series of free live performances (more...)

42nd St Moon to Celebrate Strouse at Gala June 30th
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2008

42nd Street Moon begins its 16th season of uncommon musicals with a gala concert at the Alcazar Theatre on Monday, June 30, 2008. 'You've Got Possibilities!' celebrates the great musicals of the 1960s, and will offer a special 80th birthday salute to the prolific Award-winning composer Charles Strouse, who will be in attendance. (more...)

Don Pippin Talks Herman, Music & More to DC Theatre SceneDon Pippin Talks Herman, Music & More to DC Theatre Scene
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2009

Legendary musical director Don Pippin, one of the leading conductors in the United States, has taken up the baton to lead the National Symphony Orchestra this week as Kennedy Center honors the accomplishments of Jerry Herman in JERRY HERMAN'S BROADWAY. The gifted Pippin has had a long and rich creative history with Herman as he has collaborated on the composers many works including such musicals as 'Ben Franklin in Paris', 'Mack and Mabel', 'Mame' and 'La Cage Aux Follies'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert PrestonSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert Preston
by - Jun 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert PrestonSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/8- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

ICT To Present McNally's 'Frankie and Johnny' 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2008

Two people who meet by chance discover they were meant to be together in Terence McNally's bittersweet comedy, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. (more...)

Broadway by the Year: 1964, Part IIBroadway by the Year: 1964, Part II
by Jena Tesse Fox - Jul 2, 2007

Last Monday, Scott Siegel brought a packed audience at the Town Hall back to that magnificent year, repeating nothing and proving once again what an extraordinary year 1964 was for Broadway (more...)

Jewsical-The Chosen Musical--By Ruthless! Creators--Plays Jan. 13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2006

The world premiere of Jewsical-The Chosen Musical--by the creators of Ruthless!--will play one performance on January 13th (more...)

Cabrillo Musical Theatre Closes WHITE CHRISTMAS, 12/29Cabrillo Musical Theatre Closes WHITE CHRISTMAS, 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2009

Happy Holidays, Southern California! You are cordially invited to the theatre event of the holiday season when Cabrillo Music Theatre presents IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS featuring some of Cabrillo and Southern California's best loved talent. (more...)

ICT To Present McNally's 'Frankie and Johnny' 8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2008

Two people who meet by chance discover they were meant to be together in Terence McNally's bittersweet comedy, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune. (more...)

MTW Presents BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS, 8/15MTW Presents BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2010

Musical Theatre West presents Ben Franklin in Paris as a part of its Reiner Reading Series on August 15. The production will include direction by Todd Nielsen and musical direction by Daniel Thomas. (more...)

MTW Presents BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS, 8/15MTW Presents BEN FRANKLIN IN PARIS, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

Musical Theatre West presents Ben Franklin in Paris as a part of its Reiner Reading Series on August 15. The production will include direction by Todd Nielsen and musical direction by Daniel Thomas. (more...)

42nd Street Moon To Present 'Irma La Douce' Starting 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2008

42nd Street Moon, the company that celebrates and preserves the art and spirit of the American Musical Theatre, opens its 2008-09 Season in with one of the big hits of the 1960-61 season, the saucy Irma La Douce, the hit Parisian musical which was a sensation in London before its Tony-winning New York run. (more...)