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A revue of show tunes from 1902 to 1940.

Carrie Fisher's 'Wishful Drinking' is a Sure Hit
by Charles Shubow - Sep 24, 2008

Arena Stage Presents One-Woman Show about Life in Hollywood (more...)

Toronto Centre for the Arts Presents OUT OF CHARACTER, Beginning 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2010

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, the Toronto Centre for the Arts launches Out of Character: Intimate Portraits of Stage Stars, a five-part series that features some of Canada's most revered theatrical talent performing unplugged at the intimate George Weston Recital Hall, a venue renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Jackie Richardson, Len Cariou, Michael Burgess, Valerie Boyle, and Rebecca Caine have starred in major theatrical productions throughout North America - in Out of Character: Intimate Portraits of Stage Stars each of these immense theatrical talents will perform songs, monologues and stories, accompanied by musical director David Warrack. (more...)

Toronto Centre for the Arts Presents OUT OF CHARACTER, Beginning 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010

On Wednesday, November 10, 2010, the Toronto Centre for the Arts launches Out of Character: Intimate Portraits of Stage Stars, a five-part series that features some of Canada's most revered theatrical talent performing unplugged at the intimate George Weston Recital Hall, a venue renowned for its outstanding acoustics. Jackie Richardson, Len Cariou, Michael Burgess, Valerie Boyle, and Rebecca Caine have starred in major theatrical productions throughout North America - in Out of Character: Intimate Portraits of Stage Stars each of these immense theatrical talents will perform songs, monologues and stories, accompanied by musical director David Warrack. (more...)

Pop Music Legend NILE RODGERS to do Artist Talk Back at ASF May 13-15
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Legendary pop music guitarist, songwriter and producer of Madonna's blockbuster album Like a Virgin, Nile Rodgers, will participate in a "meet the artist" session to discuss his process and influences for writing the music and lyrics for the new musical DoubleTime. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to the Aranoff Center, 5/1-6
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Cincinnati this spring as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 11/12 Season. Performances begin on May 1 and run through May 6 at the Aronoff Center. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - May 4, 2010
by - May 4, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Line Seeks Cast For PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2011

Auditions for New Line Theatre's production of the St. Louis premiere of the rock musical PASSING STRANGE, will be held on two successive Monday nights, June 13 and 20, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Washington University South Campus, 6501 Clayton Road (formerly CBC High School), just east of Big Bend, in the second floor theatre. (more...)

Pop Music Legend NILE RODGERS to do Artist Talk Back at ASF May 13-15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

Legendary pop music guitarist, songwriter and producer of Madonna's blockbuster album Like a Virgin, Nile Rodgers, will participate in a "meet the artist" session to discuss his process and influences for writing the music and lyrics for the new musical DoubleTime. (more...)

Pop Music Legend NILE RODGERS to do Artist Talk Back at ASF May 13-15
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

Legendary pop music guitarist, songwriter and producer of Madonna's blockbuster album Like a Virgin, Nile Rodgers, will participate in a "meet the artist" session to discuss his process and influences for writing the music and lyrics for the new musical DoubleTime. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to the Aranoff Center, Now thru 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Cincinnati this spring as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 11/12 Season. Performances begin tonight, May 1 and run through May 6 at the Aronoff Center. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to the Aranoff Center, 5/1-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Cincinnati this spring as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati 11/12 Season. Performances begin on May 1 and run through May 6 at the Aronoff Center. (more...)

Ballybeg Presents EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, 4/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

Ballybeg today announced its debut production, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, the story of a boy growing up on the Lower East Side, written and performed by Juan Francisco Villa*. Alex Levy will direct six performances to be held at the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) from April 21-29, 2012. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Announces Their April Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2010

Come pursue the varieties of jazz experience at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem! From conversations and live performances to educational sessions and panel discussions, you're sure to have a ball and learn a lot too. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - June 24, 2010
by - Jun 24, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Chenoweth, Williams Featured in Evening at Pops in July-Aug
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2005

Kristin Chenoweth, Vanessa Williams, Audra McDonald and Julie Andrews are just a few of the stars whose voices will be heard as part of the Evening at Pops series, airing on PBS throughout July and August (more...)

New Web Series HE'S WITH ME to Debut 6/24
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Monday Morning Productions in association with Actorman Entertainment presents the new, original comedy series “He's With Me”, debuting June 24th. (more...)

New Line Seeks Cast For PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2011

Auditions for New Line Theatre's production of the St. Louis premiere of the rock musical PASSING STRANGE, will be held on two successive Monday nights, June 13 and 20, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Washington University South Campus, 6501 Clayton Road (formerly CBC High School), just east of Big Bend, in the second floor theatre. (more...)

New Line Seeks Cast For PASSING STRANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

Auditions for New Line Theatre's production of the St. Louis premiere of the rock musical PASSING STRANGE, will be held on two successive Monday nights, June 13 and 20, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. at the Washington University South Campus, 6501 Clayton Road (formerly CBC High School), just east of Big Bend, in the second floor theatre. (more...)

Arena Restaged Features Fisher, Houdyshell and McGovern
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2008

Arena Stage will once again make history with ARENA RESTAGED, a massive, two-year festival celebrating the rich mosaic of our nation's voices. (more...)

NaTasha Yvette Williams to Star in Cleveland Play House's 'Mahalia: A Gospel Musical'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2009

Returning to Cleveland after acclaimed performances in The Color Purple on Broadway and Gone with the Wind in London?s West End, NaTasha Yvette Williams takes the stage in the lead role of The Cleveland Play House production of Mahalia: A Gospel Musical. Since 1997, when she performed in The Play House production of (I Could) Stop On a Dime and Get Ten Cents Change, Williams has also played in several Broadway national tours and performed her gospel music all over the world. Kent Gash, Associate Artistic Director of The Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, GA, is directing Williams in this musical tribute to the most celebrated gospel singer of all time. Mahalia: A Gospel Musical begins in the Bolton Theatre at The Cleveland Play House on Friday, January 30 and runs through Sunday, February 22, 2009. Tickets are on sale now at The Cleveland Play House box office by calling 216.795.7000 ext 4 or online at www.clevelandplayhouse.com. Mahalia: A Gospel Musical is presented in promotional partnership with Time Warner Cable and The Kulus Foundation. The media sponsor for Mahalia: A Gospel Musical is 107.3 FM The Wave WNMV. (more...)

Two Of Broadway's Original CATS Score 'Big-Time' With Their New CDs
by Naomi Plume - Feb 15, 2008

Winter doldrums and Valentine's Day have bestowed upon us two unique and original CDs by unique contemporary artists with major Broadway 'roots' and credentials. Those two stars are Betty Buckley, with her latest release, QUINTESSENCE (with Kenny Werner) and Ken Page, with his debut Double CD, called PAGE BY PAGE. (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE Revue to Begin Performances 2/2 at Stage 72
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE, a musical revue based loosely on fact and mostly fiction about the people and performers who took the stage and filled the tables at the majestic Club Harlem 'on Kentucky Avenue' in the north section of Atlantic City from the 1930s until the late 1980s, will make its NYC commercial stage debut at STAGE72/THE TRIAD, 158 West 72nd Street, on Sunday, February 2, with performances at 3pm and 7pm and Monday, February 3 at 7pm in honor of Black History Month. (more...)

New Line Theatre Announces 2011-2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2010

New Line Theatre, 'the Bad Boy of Musical Theatre,' will open the company's season of rock theatre in October 2011 with the St. Louis premiere of PASSING STRANGE, the all-Black Broadway musical about a young man searching for meaning and authenticity in our contemporary world. (more...)

PASSING STRANGE Creators Stew And Heidi Rodewald Talk Career, Upcoming Projects To New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2009

PASSING STRANGE creators Stew and Heidi Rodewald are featured in recent New York Times profile. The creative duo talked about their careers and upcoming projects, as well as providing a peek into their creative process. (more...)

Stew And Rodewald Talk PASSING STRANGE And THE BROADWAY PROBLEM To NY Post
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2009

PASSING STRANGE creators Stew and Heidi Rodewald are featured in recent New York Post profile. The creative duo talked about the upcoming PASSING STRANGE film and its director, Spike Lee, as well as their upcoming projects. (more...)

Historic Howard Theatre Re-Opens Today - Wale, Wanda Sykes, et al. Lead Opening Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

The Howard Theatre, the historic arts landmark that launched the careers of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes, announces their grand re-opening after a $29 million renovation and a 32-year hiatus. The Howard Theatre will re-open the week of April 9 with an opening lineup that includes Wale, Wanda Sykes, The Roots, Robert Randolph, Taj Mahal, Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def), Meshell Ndegeocello, Bad Brains, Chuck Brown, Chuck Berry, Esperanza Spalding and a weekly Sunday Brunch featuring the Harlem Gospel Choir. The full schedule is available at www.thehowardtheatre.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GEVA Theatre Center Presents TWO TRAINS RUNNING
by Mary Hanrahan - Apr 9, 2010

It seems only appropriate that Rochester's Geva Theatre Center would transition from Arthur Miller's The Price to August Wilson's Two Trains Running; comparatively speaking, however, Wilson has given Miller a run for his money. Ron OJ Parson's exhilarating production of Two Trains Running, the fourth fully mounted play of Geva's celebration of Wilson and the seventh in his famed Pittsburgh Cycle, gives its audience what The Price never could: an entertaining, well-paced, and (dare I say) priceless night of theater. (more...)

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Announces Their April Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

Come pursue the varieties of jazz experience at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem! From conversations and live performances to educational sessions and panel discussions, you're sure to have a ball and learn a lot too. (more...)

Ballybeg Presents EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, Closing Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

Ballybeg's debut production, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, the story of a boy growing up on the Lower East Side, written and performed by Juan Francisco Villa* closes tonight. Alex Levy directs performances, held at the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) through tonight, April 29, 2012. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

Contest: Win Tickets to Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
by Contests - Apr 29, 2005

Win tickets to see Kathleen Turner & Bill Irwin in Edward Albee's legendary Tony Award winner 'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' (more...)

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Announces Their April Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2010

Come pursue the varieties of jazz experience at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem! From conversations and live performances to educational sessions and panel discussions, you're sure to have a ball and learn a lot too. (more...)

Ballybeg Presents EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, 4/21-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2012

Ballybeg today announced its debut production, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, the story of a boy growing up on the Lower East Side, written and performed by Juan Francisco Villa*. Alex Levy will direct six performances to be held at the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) from April 21-29, 2012. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Announces Their April Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2010

Come pursue the varieties of jazz experience at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem! From conversations and live performances to educational sessions and panel discussions, you're sure to have a ball and learn a lot too. (more...)

National Jazz Museum in Harlem Announces Their April Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

Come pursue the varieties of jazz experience at the National Jazz Museum in Harlem! From conversations and live performances to educational sessions and panel discussions, you're sure to have a ball and learn a lot too. (more...)

Arena Stage Series Offers Plays and Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2008

Arena Stage presents Arena Restaged - a massive multi-venue, two year festival of American voices leading up to the opening of the Mead Center for American Theater. At your fingertips will be a remarkable exploration of American work featuring American giants (Edward Albee and Tennessee Williams), exciting contemporary voices (Daniel Beaty and Karen Zacarías) and the quintessential American art form-the musical (Next to Normal and Irving Berlin's I Love a Piano). (more...)

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