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Helen Hayes Theatre (New York, NY)
240 West 44th St.

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Based on the novel Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes


BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: Deaf West's FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

Using its signature, award-winning combination of signed and voiced theater to bring new perspective to a modern American classic, Deaf West Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon at the Whitefire Theatre, now through Nov. 3. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Last evening, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon came to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Adds New Stars to Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Additional casting has been announced for Charlie and Algernon: In Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. As previously reported, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only, with the show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more). (more...)

Original Stars Reunite for CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, September 16. (more...)

Original Star Sandy Faison, The Skivvies' Nick Cearley Join CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin to Reprise Role in CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more), will reprise several of the songs he originated on Broadway 46 years ago this September. (more...)

FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON to Play the Masque Theatre this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

A theatrical version of David Keyes's FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON, adapted by David Rogers, will play the Masque Theatre this November. Presented by DQ Entertainment, the production will be directed by Tamara Grant. (more...)

Jill Eikenberry to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with SONGS I'VE SUNG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 7:00pm. Best known for her starring role on the NBC drama L.A. Law and Obie award winning turns in the? plays Lemon Sky and Life Under Water makes her? Feinstein's/54 Below debut in her brand new concert , Songs I've Sung. Join this multi-talented artist as she sings from the soundtrack of her life - from Broadway to off- Broadway to way off-Broadway. The show will include songs by Rogers and Hart, Kurt Weill, Keith Herman, Barbara Damashek, Randy Newman, and more. In addition Jill will invite a few talented friends, including members of the Gay Men's Chorus and maybe even Jill's notoriously shy husband, actor and author, Michael Tucker, to join the musical celebration of her first 70 years!  (more...)

Don't Tell Mama to Offer Evening of Villains 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Legendary nighttime entertainment venue, Don't Tell Mama, will welcome back cabaret artist and actor, Alex Burnette to the main music room on Sunday, November 20th. After a series of themed holiday concerts with local singer-actors Kim Stevens and Kennedy Bastow, Burnette returns to the cabaret stage, solo, with a brand new show; Villains and Vamping. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 8, 2016
by - Mar 8, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Arielle Jacobs & PJ Benjamin to Board Broadway's WICKED Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Beginning performances Tuesday, March 10, WICKED will welcome ARIELLE JACOBS in the role of Nessarose and PJ BENJAMIN, who will return to the Broadway blockbuster in the role of The Wizard. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Arielle Jacobs & PJ Benjamin in WICKED!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Wicked just welcomed ARIELLE JACOBS in the role of Nessarose and PJ BENJAMIN, who returns to the Broadway blockbuster in the role of The Wizard. They join a cast which currently includes Caroline Bowman as Elphaba, Kara Lindsay as Glinda, Matt Shingledecker as Fiyero, Kathy Fitzgerald as Madame Morrible,Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond andRobin De Jesus as Boq. Check out photos of the duo in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/16- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2016

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/7/15- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/7- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2013

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

Original Star Sandy Faison, The Skivvies' Nick Cearley Join CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Concert Set for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

In 1980, a musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon, by Charles Strouse and David Rogers, opened on Broadway. Though it ran for less than month, Strouse's wonderful score was recorded by the London company and has lived on in vinyl. For one night only, Second Act Concerts will present the haunting score in a concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Tony Nominee, Playwright and Actor David Rogers Passes Away at 85
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

David Rogers, Broadway playwright who also wrote for television, opera and night clubs, and authored novels and short stories, died on Wednesday, June 5th in Westport, Conn. He was 85. (more...)

Patricia Richardson to Lead I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN at The Beckett Theatre; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

The producers of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan, the new play by John S. Anastasi, in which the present is on a collision course with the past, are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for a limited Off-Broadway run this summer. Directed by Charles Abbott, performances will begin at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.) on Monday, July 15. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show is scheduled to play through August 25th. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin to Reprise Role in CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more), will reprise several of the songs he originated on Broadway 46 years ago this September. (more...)

George Salazar & More Join CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

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Patricia Richardson Leads I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN at The Beckett Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

The producers of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan, the new play by John S. Anastasi, in which the present is on a collision course with the past, present the limited Off-Broadway run this summer. Directed by Charles Abbott, performances began at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.) on Monday, July 15. Opening Night is set for tonight, Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show is scheduled to play through August 25th. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin and More to Star in Penguin Rep Theatre's THE FABULOUS LIPITONES, 8/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of The Fabulous Lipitones, a musical comedy by John Markus (head writer for The Cosby Show) and Mark St. Germain (Freud's Last Session, Becoming Dr. Ruth), directed by Peter Flynn, and starring Broadway veterans P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago), Scott Mikita (Phantom of the Opera), and Joe Ricci (A View from the Bridge), joined by Rachid Sabitri, from August 8 through August 31 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN with Patricia Richardson Begins Performances at The Beckett Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

The producers of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan, the new play by John S. Anastasi, in which the present is on a collision course with the past, are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for a limited Off-Broadway run this summer. Directed by Charles Abbott, performances will begin at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.) today, July 15. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show is scheduled to play through August 25th. (more...)

CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Adds New Stars to Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Additional casting has been announced for Charlie and Algernon: In Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. As previously reported, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only, with the show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more). (more...)

Golden Globe Winner Jill Eikenberry to Take the Stage at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry this Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 7:00pm. Best known for her starring role on the NBC drama L.A. Law and Obie award winning turns in the?plays Lemon Sky and Life Under Water makes her? Feinstein's/54 Below debut in her brand new concert , Songs I've Sung. Join this multi-talented artist as she sings from the soundtrack of her life - from Broadway to off- Broadway to way off-Broadway. The show will include songs by Rogers and Hart, Kurt Weill, Keith Herrmann, Barbara Damashek, Randy Newman, and more. In addition Jill will invite a few talented friends, including members of the Gay Men's Chorus and maybe even Jill's notoriously shy husband, actor and author, Michael Tucker, to join the musical celebration of her first 70 years! (more...)

Due to Popular Demand Jill Eikenberry Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

After her smash-hit, sold out solo debut at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry will return on Monday, March 6th, 2017 at 7:00pm. Best known for her starring role on the NBC drama L.A. Law and Obie award winning turns in the?plays Lemon Sky and Life Under Water made her Feinstein's/54 Below debut in Songs I've Sung. Audiences will join this multi-talented artist as she sings from the soundtrack of her life - from Broadway to off- Broadway to way off-Broadway. The show will include songs by Rogers and Hart, Kurt Weill, Keith Herman, Barbara Damashek, Randy Newman, James Taylor and more. In addition, Ms. Eikenberry is joined by talented friends, including members of the Gay Men's Chorus, two-time Tony Award-winner James Naughton (City of Angels, Chicago) and her notoriously shy husband and L.A. Law co-star Michael Tucker. (more...)

Celebrity Narrator, Surprise Guests and More Set for Starry NICK AND NORA Reunion Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, on May 2nd, 2017. More information has recently been revealed about the exciting concert evening.  (more...)

Christine Dwyer, Jenni Barber, Justin Guarini & More to Join Cast of WICKED in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

WICKED will welcome new cast members to the Broadway blockbuster beginning Tuesday, February 25. CHRISTINE DWYER will assume the role of Elphaba, after recently performing the role on National Tour, and JENNI BARBER (The Nance, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) will assume the role of Glinda. (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...)

Jill Eikenberry Rehearses with NYC Gay Men's Chorus for Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 7:00pm. (more...)

NYCity Slickers to Bring BROADWAY BLUEGRASS to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents an evening of Broadway Bluegrass with The NYCity Slickers.  (more...)

Original Cast Member Timothy Connell Joins NICK AND NORA Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

Original Cast Member Yvette Lawrence Signs on for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

???????As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

Two-Time Tony Award-Winner Helen Gallagher to Narrate 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winner Helen Gallagher has joined the cast of the previously announced 70, Girls, 70 concert at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. Ms. Gallagher, who will serve as the evening's narrator, joins a starry cast of Broadway veterans in the 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for April 17th, 2017 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

Second Performance of 70, GIRLS, 70 Added Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The 1971 Kander and Ebb-tuner, set for 54 Below on April 17th at 7:00pm, has added a second performance due to popular demand. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit The Lillian Booth Actor's Home.  (more...)

Barry Bostwick to Reunite with Joanna Gleason for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

As previously announced, Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. She will be joined by her original co-star, Tony Award winner Barry Bostwick (The Robber Bridegroom, Grease, The Rocky Horror Picture Show). (more...)

Jim Brochu, Penny Worth and More Join Starry 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

As previously announced, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present 70, Girls, 70: In Concert. Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, The Last Session), Frank Root (42nd Street, Mack & Mabel) and Penny Worth (Irene, Annie, Grand Hotel) have joined the evening's starry cast.  (more...)

Loni Ackerman to Lead 70, GIRLS, 70 Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 70, Girls, 70: In Concert on Monday, April 17th, 2017 at 7:00PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get to Know Jill Eikenberry, Heading to Feinstein's/54 Below with SONGS I'VE SUNG; Plus Preview!
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Golden Globe Award-winner Jill Eikenberry on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at 7:00pm. Best known for her starring role on the NBC drama L.A. Law and Obie Award-winning turns in the plays Lemon Sky and Life Under Water is making her Feinstein's/54 Below debut in her brand new concert, 'Songs I've Sung.' Get to know this multi-talented artist in the video below! (more...)

Original Star Joanna Gleason to Revisit NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nick and Nora: In Concert. Produced and Directed by Steven Carl McCasland (Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, Eating Raoul), the short-lived musical by Arthur Laurents, Richard Maltby, Jr., and Charles Strouse will sing again at the famed venue on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 and 9:30PM.   (more...)


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P.J. Benjamin and More Star in Penguin Rep Theatre's THE FABULOUS LIPITONES, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of The Fabulous Lipitones, a musical comedy by John Markus (head writer for The Cosby Show) and Mark St. Germain (Freud's Last Session, Becoming Dr. Ruth), directed by Peter Flynn, and starring Broadway veterans P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago), Scott Mikita (Phantom of the Opera), and Joe Ricci (A View from the Bridge), joined by Rachid Sabitri, from today, August 8 through August 31 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre to Present FLOWERS FOR ALGERNON at Whitefire Theatre, Begin. 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Using its signature, award-winning combination of signed and voiced theater to bring new perspective to a modern American classic, Deaf West Theatre presents Flowers for Algernon at the Whitefire Theatre, opening Sept. 28. (more...)

Patricia Richardson to Lead I FORGIVE YOU, RONALD REAGAN at The Beckett Theatre; Full Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

The producers of I Forgive You, Ronald Reagan, the new play by John S. Anastasi, in which the present is on a collision course with the past, are pleased to announce the cast and creative team for a limited Off-Broadway run this summer. Directed by Charles Abbott, performances will begin at The Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.) on Monday, July 15. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 p.m. The show is scheduled to play through August 25th. (more...)

Shawn Verrier, Jeanine Robinson, Adam Cantor and More Complete CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 16. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

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