Bloomer Girl

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New York City Center (New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York, NY
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Based on the play Lilith by Dan and Lilith James

Director Bill Gile Remembered at Goodspeed, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2011

This Thursday, November 3, Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the life and artistic contributions of longtime Goodspeed Director and Broadway luminary, Bill Gile. His tremendous talent, devotion and passion for theatre will be recognized with the dedication of Goodspeed Musicals' 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Khandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (formerly known as the Du Bois Institute), in conjunction with Hilton Als of The New Yorker, will present a staged reading of Alice Childress's Wedding Band: A Love-Hate Story in Black and White, co-directed by Hilton Als and A.R.T. Artistic Associate Shira Milikowsky. It takes place at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, starting at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a post-reading discussion. (more...)

Khandi Alexander, Jason Bowen and Kathleen Chalfant Set for A.R.T.'s 'WEDDING BAND' Reading, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University and the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research (formerly known as the Du Bois Institute), in conjunction with Hilton Als of The New Yorker, will present a staged reading of Alice Childress's Wedding Band: A Love-Hate Story in Black and White, co-directed by Hilton Als and A.R.T. Artistic Associate Shira Milikowsky. It takes place at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge, starting at 7:30pm, and will be followed by a post-reading discussion. (more...)

Director Bill Gile Remembered at Goodspeed, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2011

This Thursday, November 3, Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the life and artistic contributions of longtime Goodspeed Director and Broadway luminary, Bill Gile. His tremendous talent, devotion and passion for theatre will be recognized with the dedication of Goodspeed Musicals' 7:30 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside MAME Dress Rehearsal with Louise Pitre; Show Opens Today!
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals will 'coax the blues right out Ďa the horn' with its much-anticipated new production of MAME. The bold and brassy musical comedy will runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening is tonight, May 9, 2012.] Check out a sneak peek into the April 28 dress rehearsal for MAME. Watch the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Louise Pitre, Judy Blazer et al. in Goodpseed Musicals' MAME, Opening Tonight, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals' bold and brassy musical comedy MAME runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., with an official press opening of tonight, May 9, 2012. See photos from the production, featuring Louise Pitre, in dress rehearsal below! (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Choreography'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Best Direction of a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Louis Pitre in Goodspeed's MAME ; Performs 'Bosom Buddies'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 3, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals' bold and brassy musical comedy MAME runs now through July 7 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., with an official press opening of May 9, 2012. The first clip of this exciting production has been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Pitre in 'Bosom Buddies' below! (more...)

Confirmed: Julian Ovenden-Led FINDING NEVERLAND to Premiere at UK's Curve Theatre, Sept. 21 - Oct. 18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

As previously reported, Julian Ovenden will star in a new musical version of the film Finding Neverland, which starred Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet and followed the the story of J.M. Barrie's inspiration for his famous children's book, Peter Pan. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 3/10 for Boston's Pre-Broadway Run of TUCK EVERLASTING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Broadway In Boston and Producers Broadway Across America - Beth Williams; Howard & Janet Kagan; and Barry Brown have announced that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of the highly anticipated Pre-Broadway World Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING will go on sale to the public this Sunday, March 10th beginning at 10am. This limited three week engagement will play the historic Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre July 28-August 18, 2013 and is part of the Lexus Broadway In Boston Series. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The next Career Conversations will feature Kathleen Chalfant on March 19 (2PM)- currently starring in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Grimm's Tales From Red Vienna - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway - between 61st and 62nd). (more...)

Cunningham, Chalfant Join Emelin's Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

Emelin Theatre Announces Stars for Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell Michael Cunningham and Kathleen Chalfant to Join Cast (more...)

Louise Pitre to Lead Goodspeed's MAME; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals will "coax the blues right out 'a the horn" with its much-anticipated new production of Mame. The bold and brassy musical comedy will run from April 20 - July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Mame will be sponsored by Liberty Bank, Mohegan Sun, and The Shops at Mohegan Sun. [Official Press Opening will be May 9, 2012.] Come along for the madcap adventures of Auntie Mame and her adoring nephew. Surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters, she celebrates the Roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step. Jerry Herman's delightful score is packed with favorites "Bosom Buddies," "We Need a Little Christmas" and more. Brimming with optimism and zest, Mame will keep you laughing while warming your heart! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Kathleen Chalfant!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The next Career Conversations will feature Kathleen Chalfant on March 19 (2PM)- currently starring in Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of David Grimm's Tales From Red Vienna - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' The event will take place at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway - between 61st and 62nd). (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 3/10 for Boston's Pre-Broadway Run of TUCK EVERLASTING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2013

Broadway In Boston and Producers Broadway Across America - Beth Williams; Howard & Janet Kagan; and Barry Brown have announced that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of the highly anticipated Pre-Broadway World Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING will go on sale to the public this Today, March 10th beginning at 10am. This limited three week engagement will play the historic Citi Performing Arts Center Emerson Colonial Theatre July 28-August 18, 2013 and is part of the Lexus Broadway In Boston Series. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO to Present Kopit & Yeston's PHANTOM, 6/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

Audiences will be mesmerized by the classic score in Kopit & Yeston's Phantom June 21- 30 at the Benedum Center. Phantom is back by popular demand and will feature an incredible cast comprised of Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. (more...)

SHREK Comes To Devos Performance Hall 6/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2011

DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, will play DeVos Performance Hall, for one week only, June 21-26, 2011. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Presents Kopit & Yeston's PHANTOM, Now thru 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

Audiences will be mesmerized by the classic score in Kopit & Yeston's Phantom tonight, June 21- 30 at the Benedum Center. Phantom is back by popular demand and will feature an incredible cast comprised of Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. (more...)

SHREK Comes To Devos Performance Hall 6/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2011

DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, will play DeVos Performance Hall, for one week only, June 21-26, 2011. (more...)

RAGTIME's Rosalie Craig to Join FINDING NEVERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

According to the Daily Mail, RAGTIME's Rosalie Craig will join the new stage musical Finding Neverland, about J.M. Barrie's encounter with the Lewelyn Davies family, which inspired him to write Peter Pan. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO to Present Kopit & Yeston's PHANTOM, 6/21-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

Audiences will be mesmerized by the classic score in Kopit & Yeston's Phantom June 21- 30 at the Benedum Center. Phantom is back by popular demand and will feature an incredible cast comprised of Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker Win 'Best Direction of a Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Kathleen Marshall Wins 'Best Choreography' for ANYTHING GOES
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights for Celeste Holm on Wednesday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Celeste Holm, who passed away on Sunday at age 95. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Wednesday, July 18th, at exactly 8:00 p.m. for one minute. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Celeste Holm
by Walter McBride - Jul 16, 2012

Just yesterday BroadwayWorld reported that Broadway star and Academy Award winner Celeste Holm has died. She was 95. We pay tribute to Holm with photos from her career below. (more...)

Broadway Star and Oscar Winner Celeste Holm Dies at 95
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2012

According to a report on NY1, Broadway star and Academy Award winner Celeste Holm has died. She was 95. (more...)

Julian Ovenden & Kelli O'Hara to Star in FINDING NEVERLAND Musical?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

According to Baz Bamingboye in his Daily Mail UK column, the Weinstein Company is planning a four-week workshop of the new musical, Finding Neverland, this fall in New York. The workshop, directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford is said to star Julian Ovenden as J.M. Barrie and Kelli O'Hara as Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Bamingboye writes that 'if it works - and Ovenden and O'Hara are available - the Weinsteins will launch a big production for Broadway.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: FIORELLO's Kate Baldwin: Getting Back to Basics
by Jena Tesse Fox - Jan 31, 2013

Kate Baldwin talks about Sheldon Harnick, Fiorello LaGuardia and one of the most unusual love songs on Broadway. (more...)

Anita Gillette Debuts New Show at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2012

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Tony Award Nominated actress & singer Anita Gillette will be presenting a wonderful evening of music and memories while taking an intimate, touching, and hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood in her new autobiographical one-woman show "After All." (more...)

Tina Benko, Michael Esper and More Join MTC's TALES FROM RED VIENNA; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director), Barry Grove (Executive Producer), and Mandy Greenfield (Artistic Producer) are pleased to announce complete casting for the upcoming world premiere production of TALES FROM RED VIENNA, the new play by David Grimm (Measure for Pleasure), directed by Kate Whoriskey (Ruined at MTC). (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse to Premiere FINDING NEVERLAND Musical by GREY GARDENS Team; Ashford Directs/Choeographs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2011

La Jolla Playhouse announced the fifth production in its 2011/12 season: Finding Neverland, book by Allan Knee, with a score by the Grey Gardens writing team of Scott Frankel (music) and Michael Korie (lyrics), directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford (Cry-Baby, Thoroughly Modern Millie). (more...)

Ashford Helmed FINDING NEVERLAND Sets NY Reading for 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

According to an Equity casting notice, FINDING NEVERLAND will have a New York City reading May 24-31, and will feature direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Rob Ashford. Auditions for the project will be held by Tara Rubin Casting on February 23-24 for the roles of Peter, George, Jack, and Michael. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/15- Harold Arlen
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2014

Today in 1905, Harold Arlen was born. Having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over, Arlen is best known for writing the songs for The Wizard of Oz, including the classic 1938 song, 'Over the Rainbow.' Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. Harlen's music has been featured in a number of other early Broadway shows including Hooray for What!, Bloomer Girl, St. Louis Woman, House of Flowers, Mr. Imperium, Jamaica, Saratoga, and many more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/15- Harold Arlen
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2013

Today in 1905, Harold Arlen was born. Having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over, Arlen is best known for writing the songs for The Wizard of Oz, including the classic 1938 song, 'Over the Rainbow.' Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. Harlen's music has been featured in a number of other early Broadway shows including Hooray for What!, Bloomer Girl, St. Louis Woman, House of Flowers, Mr. Imperium, Jamaica, Saratoga, and many more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/15- Harold Arlen
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2012

Today in 1905, Harold Arlen was born. Having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over, Arlen is best known for writing the songs for The Wizard of Oz, including the classic 1938 song, 'Over the Rainbow.' Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. Harlen's music has been featured in a number of other early Broadway shows including Hooray for What!, Bloomer Girl, St. Louis Woman, House of Flowers, Mr. Imperium, Jamaica, Saratoga, and many more. (more...)

SHREK Comes To Devos Performance Hall 6/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2011

DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions, Ltd. are pleased to announce that SHREK THE MUSICAL with book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford, will play DeVos Performance Hall, for one week only, June 21-26, 2011. (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant Joins MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2011

TONY Award-Nominee Kathleen Chalfant has been announced to join Matthew Modine and Melissa Errico in the cast of MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH. (more...)

Anita Gillette Debuts New Show at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2011

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced that Tony Award Nominated actress & singer Anita Gillette will be presenting a wonderful evening of music and memories while taking an intimate, touching, and hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood in her new autobiographical one-woman show "After All." (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant & Timothy Simonson to Star in New Federal Theatre's DR. DU BOIS AND MISS OVINGTON, Begin. 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with Dr. Du Bois and Miss Ovington starring Kathleen Chalfant and Timothy Simonson. Gabrielle L. Kurlander directs. Performances begin January 16h, with opening night scheduled for January 30th. (more...)

Weinstein Company Greenlights FINDING NEVERLAND Musical Following Successful London Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2011

The New York Times reports today that a FINDING NEVERLAND musical has been greenlighted by The Weinstein Company for further development following successful readings in London last week. The project was last workshopped in New York this past spring and was scheduled to premiere at the La Jolla playhouse this fall. The Weinstein's pulled the project at the last minute (which was replaced at La Jolla by the Startford Festival's Jesus Christ Superstar, currently running) to develop further. Tony Award winner Rob Ashford helms the project, which has Broadway apsirations. The project marks the first musical on which the Weinstein company is lead producer. (more...)

SDCF Continues ONE-ON-ONE Series With Rob Ashford 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2010

Tony Award winners Michael Grandage, Artistic Director of London's Donmar Warehouse, and Director/Choreographer Rob Ashford (Promises, Promises) will discuss Artistic Leadership on Saturday, December 18, at 10:15am at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 W 42nd Street). (more...)

Kathleen Chalfant Joins MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2011

TONY Award-Nominee Kathleen Chalfant has been announced to join Matthew Modine and Melissa Errico in the cast of MORE BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH. (more...)

Donna Lynne Champlin to Star in PRIDE & PREJUDICE, 9/29 at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2011

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and J&B Productions present the musical JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, a musical - a story of 'First Impressions' and second chances - with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker and Amanda Jacobs, directed by Igor Goldin ('YANK!'), and starring, in the title role of Jane Austen, Donna Lynne Champlin ('Sweeney Todd,' 'Billy Elliot'). JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, a musical is presented as part of the 2011 New York Musical Theatre Festival and will play at Signature Theatre's Peter Norton Space (555 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan beginning September 29 - with only 6 performances available. (more...)

Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Those foot-stopping aggies, those friendly ladies of the night (and day), Miss Mona, Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd, the side-stepping Governor, and master media manipulator Melvin P. Thorpe will populate Broadway in the brand-new production of the Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (more...)

Julian Ovenden to Star in FINDING NEVERLAND Musical in UK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

The Daily Mail UK reports that Julian Ovenden will star in a musical version of the film Finding Neverland, which starred Johhny Depp and Kate Winslet and followed the the story of J.M. Barrie's inspiration for his famous children's book, Peter Pan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Louise Pitre, Judy Blazer et al. in Goodpseed Musicals' MAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals' bold and brassy musical comedy MAME runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., with an official press opening of May 9, 2012. See photos from the production, featuring Louise Pitre, in dress rehearsal below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Inside MAME Dress Rehearsal with Louise Pitre!
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals will 'coax the blues right out Ďa the horn' with its much-anticipated new production of MAME. The bold and brassy musical comedy will runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 9, 2012.] Check out a sneak peek into last night's - April 28 - dress rehearsal for MAME. Watch the video below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Kathleen Chalfant
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage legend Kathleen Chalfant, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Cunningham, Chalfant Join Emelin's Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

Emelin Theatre Announces Stars for Spalding Gray: Stories Left to Tell Michael Cunningham and Kathleen Chalfant to Join Cast (more...)

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