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Set firmly in, and often about, New York, Company follows five married, once married, or soon to be married couples and their mutual friend, Robert, a 35-year old bachelor who has been unable to connect in a long-term relationship. Bobby observes the less than ideal aspects of commitment. But, eventually, learns that while relationships aren't perfect, they are a necessary part of "Being Alive." Includes the songs "Getting Married Today," "The Ladies Who Lunch," and "Being Alive."

Opening on Broadway in 1970 and running 705 performances, garnering 14 Tony Award Nominations, and winning 6 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book, Best Score, Best Lyrics. Revived on Broadway in 1995 running for 60 performances garnering 2 Tony Nominations. Revived again in 2006 running 246 performances garnering 3 Tony Nominations and winning for Best Revival of a Musical.

BWW Reviews: BEDBUGS!!! Delivers Mindless Sci-Fi Rocker Fun
by Michael Dale - Sep 22, 2014

Grace McLean and Brian Charles Rooney are both wildly funny in this musical spoof. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Engaging and Challenging THE VERTICAL HOUR a Meaty Theatrical Dish
by David Fick - Sep 21, 2014

Whichever way you look at it, THE VERTICAL HOUR is an engaging and challenging play. Hare has given directors and actors the ingredients of a meaty theatrical dish, and audiences a great deal to digest. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 3 - Thirty Year Man
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 3 (Disc 1)- 'Thirty Year Man.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera, Andrew Lippa, and More Featured in BROADWAY AT BIRDLAND Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a fundraiser called An Evening of Song, benefiting the Art Attack Foundation, on Monday, September 15. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Unseen Theatre Co. Presents THE LAST CONTINENT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Unseen Theatre Company presents, by popular demand, a return season of Sir Terry Pratchett's 'The Last Continent, adapted for the Stage and Directed by Pamela Munt, September 19-October 4 at 8pm. Performances will be at Bakehouse Theatre, 255 Angas Street, Adelaide. Check out production photos below! (more...)

Artscape's Heritage Festival Presents Theatre, Music, Dance and Poetry Sept. 24-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Multicultural theatre, music, dance and poetry productions are set to engage audiences in a celebration of South Africa's rich heritage at the Artscape Theatre. With South Africa's annual Heritage Day taking place on 24 September, The Artscape Heritage Festival will present a series of productions until 30 September that reflect on South Africa's history, the struggle for freedom, the pros and cons of life in the 'new' South Africa and the Rainbow Nation's rich cultural diversity. (more...)

ALL HER FACES A PORTRAIT OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, 10/16-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

From Now On Productions, LLC, will present ALL HER FACES - A PORTRAIT OF DUSTY SPRINGFIELD, for a limited run, October 15 - 26 at the Workshop Theater Company's Main Stage Theater. (more...)

Unbound Productions Presents WICKED LIT 2014, 10/03-11/08
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Unbound Productions Executive Director Jonathan Josephson, Artistic Director Paul Millet, and Producing Artistic Director Jeff G. Rack have announced details for WICKED LIT 2014, the 6th annual immersive theatre event that will take place at Mountain View Mausoleum and Cemetery in Altadena, California. The production will run from October 3-November 8, 2014. (more...)

NAFT Presents World Premiere Musical, WITCHES AMONG US, 10/03-11/07
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

New American Folk Theatre (NAFT) announced that it will present the world premiere of "Witches Among Us", a musical by Chicagoans Rick Karlin (book) and Scott Free (music and lyrics), on October 3, at The Call, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. (more...)

Search for New Jersey's "Best Musical Theatre Voice" Kicks Off Sept.24-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

American Idol meets Glee - that's the essence of the new Fearless Icon talent competition seeking the Best Musical Theatre Voice in New Jersey. The first of 10 elimination rounds starts this Wednesday, Sept. 24, at 8:00 p.m. at Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton Street, Rahway. (more...)

NJ Rep extends DINNER WITH THE BOYS Thru Oct. 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Due to popular demand, New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, has extended the World Premiere of Dinner With The Boys by Dan Lauria for ONE WEEK. The added performances are as follows: Tuesday, October 7 at 7:00pm; Wednesday, October 8 at 7:00pm; Thursday, October 9 at 8:00pm; Friday, October 10 at 8:00pm; Saturday, October 11 at 3:00pm; and 8:00pm and Sunday, October 12 at 2:00pm. (more...)

Texas Repertory Presents OF MICE AND MEN, 10/17-11/09
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

The Texas Rep Theatre Co., Houston's Uptown Classic Theatre, continue to celebrate its 10th anniversary season with John Steinbeck's American classic Of Mice and Men. Chosen by audiences as one of The Texas Repertory Theatre's "greatest hits", Of Mice & Men previews on October 16th, opens on October 17th, and will run 4 performances a week through November 9th. (more...)

Mosaic Dance Theater Company Presents TALES FROM THE ARABIAN NIGHTS, 11/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Mosaic Dance Theater Company's Tales from The Arabian Nights at Westminster Arts Center in Bloomfield, NJ November 1 & 2, 2014 (more...)

Comedy Hypnotist Don Barnhart Brings Hilarity To Laughlin Laugh Festival, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Just back from entertaining the troops in the Middle East, comedy hypnotist Don Barnhart will turn the audience into the stars of the show Oct 4th-5th at The Laughlin Laugh Festival. (more...)

Island City Stage Opens New Season with a World Premiere, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

And so South Florida's Island City Stage - winner of six Carbonell Awards last season including Best Production of a Play - will kick off its third season with the world premiere of Michael Aman's new comedy POZ. The production will begin with previews on Thursday, October 23and open officially on Saturday, October 25. (more...)

But, Wait! What's Premiering This Week; September 21st-27th?
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2014

The next week sees the kickoff of the 2014 Fall TV Season, with loads of shows premiering each week. From new shows like MADAM SECRETARY and GOTHAM debuting to fan favorites like THE GOOD WIFE and MODERN FAMILY returning, there will be no shortage of shows to watch this week. So, check out our list of premiere dates and set your DVRs. Also, read up on the shows that BWW TV World will be recapping this season. (more...)

BWW Review: LOST IN YONKERS- a Magnificent Opening for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Sep 21, 2014

It will make you laugh, make you want to cry, and make you want to see it again, Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers opened Saturday September 20 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City. Karen Paisley directs the amazing production that marks the 10th season of the theatrical Company and their 50th production. One member of the audience told me she had seen Lost in Yonkers in New York and preferred the Met production, with the smaller more intimate stage. (more...)

Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County Presents BACKHAUSDANCE, 9/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County (SOC) at The Garden Grove Amphitheater concludes its 2014 season of ONE BIG FAMILY UNDER THE STARS under new Producing Artistic Director, John Walcutt Sept. 25-27. Taking over this season from founding Artistic Director Thomas F. Bradac after 34 years, Walcutt breathed new life, breadth, and influence into the beautiful outdoor venue, with a long summer of stunning variety and critical achievement. (more...)

Circle X Theatre Co. Presents Newest Readings, 10/06-11/03
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Circle X Theatre Co. celebrates the new work of Meredith Stiehm, Bill Lawrence, Tim Mason, Lee Blessing, Fielding Edlow, and Lina Patel with their newest reading series October 6th - November 3rd. (more...)

Reedy Point Players and Premier Center for the Arts Present THE OUTSIDERS, 10/03-05
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

The Reedy Point Players LTD. will be teaming up with the Premier Centre for the Arts to present the massive stage production of The Outsiders October 3-5, 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 21
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 21
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 20, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee(Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) and David Lee. The Company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Take a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 2014

The Abilene Christian University Theatre, under special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, Inc., is presenting the Collegiate Premiere of BIG FISH for its 2014 Homecoming Musical. In the following video blog, entiteld 'Zachy Files,' the cast takes us through a rehearsal. (more...)

BWW TV: Billy Porter, S. Epatha Merkerson, Lillias White & More Preview WHILE I YET LIVE at Primary Stages
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 20, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), present the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). Poor Behavior plays a limited, six-week engagement September 23 - October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 7PM. The Company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld's Randy Rainbow was there for the big event. Check out a behind the scenes look below! (more...)

Art Blogger Leah Selakovic Supports The Kevin Spacey Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Art blogger and philanthropist Leah Selakovic teamed up with Kevin Spacey and the Singapore Repertory Theatre to raise money for young artists. At the Black and White Benefit, which took place at St. Regis Hotel in Singapore, selected supporters enjoyed a sophisticated dinner and got to watch Kevin Spacey's magnificent performance in Shakespeare's historical play "Richard The Third." Spacey could not only be seen on stage, but joined Leah and other guests for the eclectic benefit dinner, exploiting the opportunity to socialize and raise awareness for the cause of his foundation. (more...)

Seattle Playwrights' Collective Rebrands to 'Seattle Theatre Works' and Presents PROCESS AT THE POCKET READING, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

The newly re-branded Seattle Theatre Works - formerly the Seattle Playwrights' Collective - has a few announcements about an upcoming reading on September 24, a playwriting opportunity through those wild kids over at Fantastic Z Theatre Company, a word about our name change, and some information about our next Medicine Ball: Playwrights v. Poets event. (more...)

BWW Reviews: All-Star Roster Brings the Bard to Fenway Park
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

It was a winning night at Fenway Park for the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company and the hometown fans as they celebrated with an all-star roster for SHAKESPEARE AT FENWAY. The one-night event had comedy, tragedy, and some extra excitement (not unlike the Red Sox) for a great start to CSC's 20th anniversary season. (more...)

Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Continuing its 8 year reign as the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway Performers and Nightclub Artists in concert, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal welcomes Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri in their co-headlining concert debut of Together Again for the First Time, an evening of non-stop Broadway showstoppers with Musical Direction by Mark Vogel at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Stop & Shop Alerts Customers To Voluntary Recall Of M&M Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

PURCHASE, N.Y.and QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Following a recall by Mars Chocolate North America, The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC announced it removed from sale M&M Brand Milk Chocolate Theater Box which may contain peanut butter, an allergen that is not listed on the ingredient label on the outside box. The inside packaging is correctly labeled with the peanut butter ingredient. This product is safe to consume for individuals who do not suffer from a peanut allergy. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Latest Tour is LION KING Light
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

The national tour of THE LION KING returns to kick off the 10th Broadway In Boston season at the Boston Opera House, most fittingly as the musical reopened the venue following its historic renovation in 2004. Some of the effects have diminished over the years, but the opening night audience roared its approval. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 2 - G Company Blues
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 2 (Disc 1)- 'G Company Blues.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: PRICE OF MONEY, Albany Theatre, September 17 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 20, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a Company brimming with talent and anger deliver a crushing critique of capitalism through dynamic, demanding drama - and plenty of well-placed sweary bits. (more...)

BWW TV: Belle is Back! Inside Rehearsal for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour
by Randy Rainbow - Sep 20, 2014

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group will present the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. The Company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Raindy Rainbow was there for the big event. Go inside rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Backstage at Cirque du Soleil's 'KURIOS'
by Alan Henry - Sep 19, 2014

BroadwayWorld has exclusive photo coverage from backstage at Cirque du Soleil's KURIOS. See the full photo gallery below! What if you could alter reality at will? Delve into a world of curiosity where seeing is disbelieving: the world of KURIOS - Cabinet of Curiosities from Cirque du Soleil. The show immerses you in a mysterious and fascinating realm that disorients your senses and challenges your perceptions, leaving you to wonder: 'Is it real, or just a figment of my imagination?' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Stages Theatre's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH, Opening Tonight
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2014

Stages Theatre Company kicks off their 2014/2015 Season - A Season Like No Other - with JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH tonight, September 19. The show runs through October 19, 2014. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Calvin Harris to Ring in 2015 at Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Hakkasan Las Vegas Nightclub at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino today announced resident DJ Calvin Harris as its highly anticipated headlining artist for New Year's Eve Wednesday, Dec. 31. The Vegas hot spot will host the ultimate adults-only nightlife celebration as revelers and the world-renowned DJ are set to come together to say goodbye to 2014 and toast in a new year. (more...)

SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to announce that the world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon will let YOU choose the killer! With three different alternate endings, this is the first theatre production that asks you to TURN ON YOUR PHONES during the show to vote! (more...)

New York Live Arts to Present U.S. Debut of KINDERTOTENLIEDER, 10/29-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

New York Live Arts presents the U.S. premiere of Gisele Vienne's Kindertotenlieder, October 29 - November 1 at 7:30pm in the New York Live Arts Theater. As noted by Caden Manson in an article for Contemporary Performance, Vienne's Kindertotenlieder provides "The perfect breeding ground for the birth of the uncanny in our imagination, of the eerie blend of something that is equally familiar and strange." (more...)

Broadway Musicals to Be Broadcast in China
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The New York Times writes that Broadway Worldwide, the Company behind movie theater screenings of Broadway's MEMPHIS, is partnering with Chinese media Company New Sun Light to film and distribute two to four musicals, captured live in HD, each year. (more...)

Aurora Theatre's 'All Aboard Swing Nights' Move to Thursdays at 550 Trackside
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Aurora Theatre continues the popular Aurora Swing Nights concert series with All Aboard Swing Nights on September 25 at 8:00pm. This year the concerts will be on Thursday nights at one of the most spectacular event facilities in Gwinnett, 550 Trackside. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Epperson and More at LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

After a 9-year absence, a triple dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, will be doled out this fall when the 'Goddess of Showbiz' deigns to grace New York City with her sweeping presence in LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY. Last night, the Company held a cocktail party to celebrate the show, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Science Fiction Theatre Opens Crystal Jackson's THE SINGULARITY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Science Fiction Theatre Company presents the world premiere of The Singularity by Crystal Jackson. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SHOPLIFTERS Celebrates Opening at D.C.'s Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the 2014/15 season with the world premiere of Morris Panych's The Shoplifters, a biting comedy about society's haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common. The Shoplifters runs through October 19, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

GISELLE and LA BAYADERE Set for Houston Ballet's 2014-15 Tour, Kicking Off 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Houston Ballet Artistic Director Stanton Welch announced touring plans for both Houston Ballet and Houston Ballet II, the second Company featuring exciting young dancers from around the globe launching their careers, for the 2014-2015 season today. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Extends BOOTYCANDY Through October 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Playwrights Horizons announced today that their New York premiere production of the acclaimed new play Bootycandy, written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara, would extend an additional week. The production is the season opener of the theater Company's 2014/2015 Season. After opening on Wednesday, September 10, the limited engagement -- originally scheduled to play through Sunday, October 12 -- will now play through Sunday, October 19 at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater (416 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Staircase Theatre to Stage HUNTER GATHERERS, Oct 30-Nov 15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Staircase Theatre presents the Canadian premiere of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's wickedly funny play, Hunter Gatherers. Directed by Vancouver theatre veteran Ryan Gladstone, Hunter Gatherers is a darkly comic evening where the line between the civilized and the primal is blurred and where not everyone will survive long enough to enjoy the brownies for dessert. Hunter Gatherers stars Jessie Award winning actors Jay Clift & Peter Carlone, as well as Jessie Award nominee Pippa Mackie and Maryanne Renzetti. The show is Fight Directed by Mike Kovac and designed by Sarah Melo and Jessie-Award winner Carolyn Rapanos. It runs October 30-November 15 at the Havana Theatre. (more...)

Southern Rep Theatre Supports Project Lazarus With 10/3 Performance of BROOMSTICK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Southern Rep Theatre is proud to announce a partnership with Project Lazarus. (more...)

The Arvada Center to Present Creede Rep's THE LAST ROMANCE, 9/26-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Arvada Center will host the critically acclaimed Creede Repertory Theatre's (CRT) presentation of The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro in the Black Box Theater. Previews are September 26 through 28 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, opening Tuesday, September 30 through October 26. (more...)

Tapman Productions to Kick Off Inaugural Season with THE ADVENTURES OF TAPMAN, Jan 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Tapman Productions, a newly formed Chicago-based tap Company, and Artistic Director Tristan Bruns are proud to announce an inaugural full-length season at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. The season includes three original productions: The Adventures of Tapman (January 28 - February 8, 2015) featuring a tap dancing superhero, The Tapmen Repertory Performance (May 29 - June 7, 2015), a unique collaboration integrating tap dance and modern dance and Tapman Productions presents MADD Rhythms (September 11 - 20, 2015), a performance that showcases fellow tap dance Company, MADD Rhythms. (more...)

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