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Virginia Theatre (New York, NY)
245 W. 52nd St.

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Swinging, sexy , smart, and funny! An ingenious spoof of 1940s Hollywood and whodunit films with side-by-side stories about the ďrealĒ world of a detective fiction writer and the ďreelĒ world of his fictional gumshoe hero. One balances romance and rewrites while the other slinks through a film noir netherworld of thugs and femmes fatales. Winner of tons of Tony Awards, itís a witty detective thriller with a jazzy score that really kills.





Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Cody, John Scherer and More in Starry SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the starry cast in action below! (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Omaha Awards Winners Announced - Omaha Community Playhouse Dominates With 13 Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 9, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Omaha winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC Opera's Starry CANDIDE Celebrates Opening Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 7, 2017

Last night Leonard Bernstein's Candide, directed by legend Broadway visionary Harold Prince was presented by the New York City Opera and BroadwayWorld was at the opening night festivities. (more...)

The Stephen A. Smith Show Returns to ESPN Radio's New York & LA Stations
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, The Stephen A. Smith Show will return to ESPN's owned and operated radio stations in Los Angeles ¬Ė ESPN LA710 ¬Ė and New York ¬Ė 98.7FM. The same day, the two-hour program will debut on ESPN's SiriusXM Channel 80. (more...)

Celeste Oliva and Alexander Platt to Reunite in STAGE KISS at the Lyric Stage; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, winner of the 2016 Steinberg Distinguished Playwright Award and a MacArthur 'genius' grant, will be directed by Courtney O'Connor at the Lyric Stage Company of Boston, opening February 26 and running through March 26, 2017. Previews begin February 24.  (more...)

James Naughton, Laila Robins Tapped for DESPERADOS Reading in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

The Directors Company has announced its monthly reading series in The Directors Studio. The first reading in the series is Desperados a new play by David Epstein, featuring two-time Tony Award Winner James Naughton (Chicago, City of Angels) and Laila Robins (Lucille Lortel nominee, Frozen.) Joining them will be Clea Alsip and Keira Naughton (more...)

Theatre Works Takes on Art Masterpiece in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2017

Theater Works presents Stephen Sondheim's musical SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, a stunning masterpiece opening February 17, 2017. Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, Sunday In The Park With George merges past and present, offering beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his modern heirs won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will be on stage in the Gyder Theater February 17 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

T'Shan Williams, David Albury, and More Announced for UK Premiere of THE LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Full casting of the hit Broadway musical, The Life, includes John Addison (Jojo), David Albury (Fleetwood), Jalisa Andrews (Chichi), Matthew Caputo (Oddjob), Lawrence Carmichael (Snickers), Omari Douglas (Slick), Aisha Jawando (Carmen), Thomas-Lee Kidd (Bobby), Charlotte Reavey (April), Jo Servi (Lacy), Lucinda Shaw (Tracy), Johnathan Tweedie (Theodore), T'Shan Williams (Queen) and Joanna Woodward (Mary). They join the previously announced musical theatre stars Sharon D. Clarke (Sonja), who was recently appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's New Year Honours for services to drama, and Cornell S. John (Memphis). (more...)

The League Of Professional Theatre Women Presents an Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV.  (more...)

League of Professional Theatre Women to Host Interview with Laura Linney
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The League of Professional Theatre Women,  is pleased that three-time Academy Award and three-time Tony Award nominee, LAURA LINNEY will sit down with JAMES NAUGHTON to discuss her extensive body of work in theatre, film and TV. The event will take place on Monday, March 6 at 6:00 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on 65th Street & Amsterdam Avenue. Admission is free, but seats will be on a first-come-first-seated basis.   (more...)

Canadian Premiere Of MY NIGHT WITH REG At Panasonic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (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...)

Erja Lyytinen Releases 10th Studio Albumm 'Stolen Hearts'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

To coincide with the premiere of the official music video for her new single, 24 Angels, Erja Lyytinen is pleased to announce the release of her 10th studio album Stolen Hearts (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

THE WOMAN IN BLACK, Vienna Festival Ballet and More Set for New Theatre Royal in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

New Theatre Royal in Portsmouth has announced the launch of its new Spring 2017 season; an eclectic mix of world-class drama and dance, combined with family favourites and charming community performances.  (more...)

Complete Casting Announced for Broadway's WAR PAINT!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Producers David Stone and Marc Platt today announced complete casting for the upcoming Broadway musical, WAR PAINT. (more...)

MTF to Rock Out at Joe's Pub with Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Musical Theatre Factory, under the direction of Artistic Director, Shakina Nayfack, has announced that it will present Discount Ghost Stories' WELL WORN WORDS, a new rock musical with book, music and additional lyrics by Alexander Sage Oyen and book, archival research, and adapted text by Jessica Kahkoska, direction by Austin Regan and musical direction by Luke McGinnis, January 23 at 7pm at the Joe's Pub, 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents Valerie Perri in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Star of stage, screen, and television, Valerie Perri continues to dazzle audiences with starring turns in Los Angeles' first run of Evita, Musical Theatre West's Sunset Blvd., and most recently, 3D Theatricals Hello, Dolly!  (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Julie Halston for 2017 BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Hosted by the one-and-only actress/comedienne Julie Halston, BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! will celebrate its seventh annual benefit, featuring Broadway stars in an evening of music and comedy benefitting the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. (more...)

Theatre Nova to Stage POPCORN FALLS by James Hindman This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Theatre NOVA, an Ann Arbor nonprofit company that focuses exclusively on new and recent plays, presents the brand new 'Popcorn Falls' by James Hindman. (more...)

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Photo Flash: Irish Theatre Of Chicago Announces Second Extension of THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Due to popular demand, Irish Theatre of Chicago is pleased to announce a second extension of its hit production of Conor McPherson's haunting and humorous Irish classic THE WEIR. ITC will add four additional performances, extending through Sunday, February 4, 2017. THE WEIR, which opened on December 15, 2016, is currently sold-out through Sunday January 29, 2017. (more...)

Hugh Panaro, Rachel York and Alli Mauzey Set for BLOCKBUSTER BROADWAY with the Philly POPS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The best of modern Broadway is coming to the Philly POPS stage at the Kimmel Center on February 24, 25, and 26. (more...)

Stephanie Mills, Orfeh and Lucas Steele Sign on for BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Stephanie Mills (THE WIZ), Orfeh (LEGALLY BLONDE), Lucas Steele (NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812) and NBC's Gus Rosendale will join Stephanie J. Block (FALSETTOS, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD), Mandy Gonzalez (HAMILTON, IN THE HEIGHTS), Mario Cantone ('THE VIEW'), Robert Creighton (CAGNEY), Randy Graff (City of Angels, THE BABYLON LINE), to perform at the seventh annual BROADWAY BELTS FOR PFF! hosted by the one-and-only actress and comedienne Julie Halston. (more...)

HIS AND HIS Cabaret to Salute Jerry Herman at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The second installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series will be performed on Valentine's Day, Tuesday, February 14 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

Six Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Ben Bonnema (book, music and lyrics), Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda (music and lyrics), Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke (book, music and lyrics), and Michael R. Jackson (book, music and lyrics). (more...)

Brelby's BLACKLISTERS Serves Up a Gritty Violence, Hard Language and Great Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

'Though the question is never asked directly by the characters, the play demands the audience to answer, 'Why is art important?' She continued, 'Utpadel continues, 'And really, why is it? Art isn't always a pretty thing - this play proves it. There is unbelievable violence, hard language, and great tragedy in this play. Luke Gomez, the playwright, paints a world in which hope is far past a dying ember and has instead already faded to ash. No character is truly a good person. Why is showing the ugliness of human nature so important? Why, when the world we live in already has so much darkness?' (more...)

James Naughton Joins Jill Eikenberry for Feinstein's/54 Below Encore Performance
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 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. (more...)

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill to Lead LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Directors Scott Weinstein and Hannah Dawe and Music Director Jermaine Hill will lead a Valentine's Day themed event, LOVE IS LOVE IS LOVE: A concert benefiting Planned Parenthood, the Trevor Project and the Southern Poverty Law Center. The concert is set to take place at 8PM on Monday, February 13, at Windy City Playhouse (3014 W Irving Park Rd) and will feature several of Chicago's most beloved theater artists including Donica Lynn, Alex Weisman and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

Blue Hill Troupe Presents CITY OF ANGELS 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The Blue Hill Troupe, now in its 93rd season, brings "City of Angels" back to the stage. Set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40s, the world of film studios and flimsy negligees, "City of Angels" chronicles the misadventures of Stine, a young novelist, attempting to write a screenplay of one of his detective novels. Each scene he writes comes to life on stage, starring his hardboiled detective alter-ego, Stone. As Stone's life in the film plot gets more complicated, so does Stine's personal and professional life, until the point when the two plots intersect.  The amazing double score and story do what all good movies should, eventually winding up to two happy endings. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 5, 2017

Put on a happy face because the Tony Award winning composer of BYE BYE BIRDIE, APPLAUSE, ANNIE, and countless others, Charles Strouse, invites Rob and Kevin into his penthouse apartment for a two part interview about his life and career. (more...)

Hasty Pudding Institute Of 1770 To Honor Acclaimed Director Paris Barclay
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that acclaimed producer and current President of the Directors Guild of America, PARIS BARCLAY, will be the 2017 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 20, 2017
by - Feb 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The current remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical, originally scheduled to close on March 6, 2017, has been extended three weeks to Saturday, March 25, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for the UK Premiere of THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Diary of a Teenage Girl recounts the coming-of-age adventures of Minnie Goetze, a San Francisco teenager growing up in the counterculture haze of the 1970s. (more...)

Broadway and Local Talent Join Forces for Riverdale YM-YWHA's CITY OF ANGELS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the multi-Tony Award-winning film noir musical comedy set in 1940s Hollywood, City of Angels.   (more...)

Gregg Edelman-Helmed ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, THE MUSIC MAN and More Set for BTG's Expanded 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Hot off the heels of its critically acclaimed revival of Fiorello!, which was named a Critic's Pick by The New York Times, Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director/CEO) have announced BTG's 2017 Summer Theatre Season. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Erich Bergen, Telly Leung and More to Perform in Event Benefitting Oscar Hammerstein Museum
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 announces their inaugural fundraising event at The Player's Club, NYC on Monday, March 13. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Hammerstein Museum & Theatre Education Center to Hold Star-Studded NYC Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The Oscar Hammerstein Museum & Theater Education Center, a recognized 501(c)3 announces their inaugural fundraising event at The Player's Club, NYC on Monday, March 13. The event comes on the heels of an agreement allowing Highland Farm in Doylestown, PA, where world-renowned lyricist and humanitarian Oscar Hammerstein lived and worked, to be used for museum activities. It was at Highland Farm that the iconic Rodgers and Hammerstein partnership was formed and where Hammerstein penned lyrics to musicals such as Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music, and more. (more...)

Samantha Barks and Arthur Darvill Headed to the Strip for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra has announced the initial casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Video: First Look at Scenes from the Canadian Premiere of MY NIGHT WITH REG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

David Mirvish is delighted to present the Studio 180 Theatre production of MY NIGHT WITH REG, by Kevin Elyot, directed by Joel Greenberg. MY NIGHT WITH REG plays February 10 to 26 at the Panasonic Theatre. (more...)

Nat Geo Wild to Premiere New Series CESAR MILLAN'S DOG NATION, 3/3
by TV News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Follow world-famous dog behaviorist Cesar Millan and his son Andre as they team up on a road trip across America to help organizations and people that are rescuing and rehabilitating dogs, in the new series CESAR MILLAN'S DOG NATION, premiering Friday, March 3, at 9/8c on Nat Geo WILD. (more...)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, the iTunes podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway's greatest artists, celebrates its first year anniversary on February 1st, 2017. (more...)

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