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Louis Karchn's JANE EYRE to be Staged at The Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Louis Karchin's Jane Eyre, a full-length opera in three acts with a libretto by Diane Osen based on Charlotte Bronte's novel, will receive its world premiere on Thursday, October 20, 7:30pm with a second performance on Saturday, October 22, 8pm at The Kaye Playhouse (Hunter College).  Jane Eyre is Karchin's second opera, composed in 2014, following his critically acclaimed one-act comic opera Romulus.   The work draws on a cast of 9 singers, an orchestra of 34 musicians, and chorus.  The production coincides with the 200th anniversary year of the birth of writer Charlotte Bronte. (more...)

Bay City Players to Stage MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Bay City Players will present Monty Python's Spamalot  October 7-9 & 14-16, 2016 at the Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City. Performance times are 8:00 p.m. Today and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Back the Legendary Martin Charnin
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 31, 2016

Martin Charnin is back with Rob and Kevin to discuss the second part of his career which includes collaborations with Richard Rodgers, Charles Strouse, Dorothy Loudon, and Danny Kaye.  In part two of his interview, Martin discusses Streisand's audition for HOT SPOT, the 'joys' of working with Danny Kaye, and the advice he would like to share with all people performing ANNIE. Plus, Martin discusses the most bizarre production of ANNIE he has ever seen.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet CAGNEY'S Newest Bob Hope, Jeffry Denman
by Marissa Sblendorio - Oct 31, 2016

CAGNEY, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, just recently welcomed Broadway's Jeffry Denman  to the company.  Denman is best known for starring in the original company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas for which he was nominated for a Fred & Adele Astaire Award. He was Munkustrap in the final cast of Cats (original Broadway production) and was featured in the original company of The Producers which led him to pen the memoir, A Year with The Producers.  (more...)

Harlem Quartet with Pianist Aldo López-Gavilán Perform Jazz at WSU's Schaver Recital Hall This October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet teams up with Cuban piano virtuoso and composer Aldo Lopez-Gavilan Today, October 21, 8 PM for a program of jazz standards plus original jazz compositions by Aldo Lopez-Gavilan.  The concert takes place at Wayne State University's Schaver Music Recital Hall, located at 480 W. Hancock (between Cass & Second Avenues) on the campus of Wayne State University.  Tickets, priced at $30 for adults and $15 for students, are available online atwww.CMSDetroit.org or by phone at 248-855-6070. (more...)

Louis Karchn's JANE EYRE to be Staged at The Kaye Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Louis Karchin's Jane Eyre, a full-length opera in three acts with a libretto by Diane Osen based on Charlotte Bronte's novel, will receive its world premiere today, October 20, 7:30pm with a second performance on Saturday, October 22, 8pm at The Kaye Playhouse (Hunter College).  Jane Eyre is Karchin's second opera, composed in 2014, following his critically acclaimed one-act comic opera Romulus.   The work draws on a cast of 9 singers, an orchestra of 34 musicians, and chorus.  The production coincides with the 200th anniversary year of the birth of writer Charlotte Bronte. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents Two BAC Salon Concerts in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The Baryshnikov Arts Center will present two BAC Salon concerts in November, both in the intimate Howard Gilman Performance Space. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 7:30pm, BAC and Composers Now co-present Dialogues with Margaret Brouwer, Esperanza Spalding, and Du Yun and performances by Amy Schwartz Moretti, Blair McMillen, Michael Lipsey, Du Yun,and String Noise, moderated by Composers Now founder, artistic director, and composer Tania Leon. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS to Skate Into the Orpheum Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Everybody will get in the holiday mood when the stage production of the beloved musical IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS plays at the Orpheum Theater November 15 through 20, as part of the Omaha Performing Arts Broadway Series. (more...)

M&R Productions in Association with Glenn Krutoff Presents THE RADICALIZATION OF ROLFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Radicalization of Rolfe, winner of 2016 FringeNYC Overall Excellence Award, re-opens as part of the Fringe Encore Series 2016 at The Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, New York City on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Written by Andrew Bergh and directed by Abigail Zealey Bess, The Radicalization of Rolfe is inspired by the backstory of the lesser-known but vital secondary characters in the legendary musical The Sound of Music. "A tone perfect production," the New York Times declares it is "a play that was just as much fun as - and cleverer than - it promised to be." (more...)

After Three Decades, Film Returns to the Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

In 1980, after the last credit rolled off the big screen at the final showing, the Roxy movie theater closed it doors, reopening three years later as a live performance theatre.  (more...)

The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Bronx Opera will celebrate its 50th season in 2017 with two different takes on the story of William Shakespeare's lovable rogue knight, Sir John Falstaff: the rarely-performed Sir John in Love, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (January 14, 15, 21, 22); and Verdi's Falstaff, the final, miraculous opera by the Italian master (April 29, 20, May 6, 7). Each production will be performed both in the Bronx, at Lehman College's Lovinger Theatre, and in Manhattan, at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse. This will be BxO's third presentation of Sir John in Love (they gave the U.S. Premiere in 1978) and their first of Falstaff, and both operas will be performed in English. (more...)

Ordway to Present IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present its 2016 holiday show, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. The Ordway-produced musical will run Dec. 8-31 for a total of 30 performances. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

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BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Anthony Hazzard - Nov 30, 2016

The holidays came early this year to the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre in Oakdale as they present the blissful Irving Berlin tuner 'White Christmas' through December 18. This cheerful old fashioned Broadway musical is based on the classic Paramount motion picture starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as song and dance men searching for stardom while looking for love on the way. Misunderstandings, mayhem, and mountains of mistletoe all ensure an endearing love story and the happiest holiday for all. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read a Chapter from Kenny Solms' BITS Memoir!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

If variety is the spice of life, Kenny Solms has tasted great success. Touted in his hometown newspaper as 'Philadelphia's funniest person,' he began his career in New York, where he teamed up with New York University classmate Gail Parent to create material for Leonard Sillman's last Broadway revue New Faces, and sketches for New York's famed Upstairs at the Downstairs. His collaboration with Ms. Parent climaxed with their co-creation of the now legendary Emmy award winning The Carol Burnett Show. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Begin Performances This Friday at the Historic Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Performances begin this Friday, November 25 for The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century, as the production returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Broadway Palm
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

 Broadway Palm is welcoming the holiday season with the heart-warming classic, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, playing November 24 through December 25, 2016. The 1954 film starred Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen. (more...)

The Bronx Opera Celebrates 50th Season With 'Falstaff Fiftieth', Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

The Bronx Opera will celebrate its 50th season in 2017 with two different takes on the story of William Shakespeare's lovable rogue knight, Sir John Falstaff: the rarely-performed Sir John in Love, by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams (January 14, 15, 21, 22); and Verdi's Falstaff, the final, miraculous opera by the Italian master (April 29, 20, May 6, 7). Each production will be performed both in the Bronx, at Lehman College's Lovinger Theatre, and in Manhattan, at Hunter College's Kaye Playhouse. This will be BxO's third presentation of Sir John in Love (they gave the U.S. Premiere in 1978) and their first of Falstaff, and both operas will be performed in English. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS to Skate Into the Orpheum Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Everybody will get in the holiday mood when the stage production of the beloved musical IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS plays at the Orpheum Theater November 15 through 20, as part of the Omaha Performing Arts Broadway Series. (more...)

Celebrate Thanksgiving Eve at Comedy Night at Playhouse on Park!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Take a break from cooking and cleaning for your Thanksgiving guests, pack up some Hot Toddies, and come to Playhouse on Park for laughs galore! Season Eight Comedy Night Series continues on Wednesday, November 23 at 8pm! The event will feature two co-headliners, Darren Rivera and Johnny Rizzo. (more...)

Village Playwrights Announce Spring 2017 Lineup of Readings and More
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Village Playwrights have announced news about their upcoming events. The group meets from 8 pm to 10 pm at the LGBT Community Center, 208 W. 13th St., NYC. Scroll down for details! (more...)

I'M NOT FAMOUS - A MUSICAL JOURNEY WITH BARBARA MINKUS Extends Through July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a dynamite world premiere musical starring 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (backstage) extends at Santa Monica Playhouse with added days and dates. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creatives to Appear on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This week THEATER TALK welcomes the creative team from the Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - composer/lyricists Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman and director Jack O'Brien. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host 'MAKING IT WORK' Seminar on Sharing Theaters
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday May 20th, 2017. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Announces Appointment of New Executive Director David Rubeo
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) announces the appointment of David Rubeo as new Executive Director, effective May 1, 2017. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center & Jazz Foundation of America co-Present Stanley Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) and Jazz Foundation of America will co-present Stanley Jordan on Today, March 9, 2017 at 8pm at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater. Among the most gifted guitarists of his generation, Jordan is master of the two-handed tapping technique, using the neck of the guitar like a keyboard rather than strumming or picking. Applying this astonishing technique, or "touch style" in another setting, Jordan also performs on both guitar and piano at the same time, playing chords and melodies with his hands on separate instruments and uniquely melding the two sounds into one. More than a technical phenomenon, Jordan conveys an astounding depth of musical expression through a multi-faceted solo repertoire, ranging from bold reinventions of classical masterpieces to improvisational contemporary works. At BAC, Jordan will be joined for several songs by his daughter, New York City-based singer/songwriter Julia Jordan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sandra Bernhard Presents MAC'S Lifetime Achievement Award To Michele Lee
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 29, 2017

She really Succeeded in (show) Business and last night in addition to her other accolades, Michele Lee was presented with the Manhattan Association Of Cabaret & Clubs Lifetime Achievement Award. The Broadway Actress and film star, sing, dancer, producer, TV, and cabaret performer was introduced by her good friend Sarah Bernhard, who also noted that Michele is an activist for many social causes. Nobody still does or does it like Michele Lee (to paraphrase Cy Coleman) and she recently was seen on Broadway in WICKED. This summer Michele will be in the New York area when she brings her show 'Nobody Does It Like Me' to Barrington Stage Company on July 31st with her musical director and composer Ron Abel. (more...)

Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay to Star in Ziegfeld Society's THOU SWELL! THOU WITTY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

???????Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay headline The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's Thou Swell! Thou Witty!: The Songs of Rodgers & Hart, written and hosted by Aaron Gandy with musical direction and special arrangements by Mark York, at Lang Concert Hall at Hunter College (69th between Park and Lexington) on Saturday afternoon, March 25th, at 2pm.  (more...)

Richard Pryor's Daughter Has Hit Solo Show with Fried CHICKEN AND LATKES; Extended Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Rain Pryor's sold-out solo tour-de-force, Fried Chicken and Latkes, is extended to June 3 at The Braid, home of Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT), 2912 Colorado Ave., #102, Santa Monica. (more...)

BWW Review: New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players Turn THE MIKADO Topsy-Turvey
by Michael Dale - Jan 4, 2017

As the history books and Stephen Sondheim tell us, in 1853 Matthew C. Perry, Commodore of the United States Navy, sailed to Japan on a mission to forcibly end the island empire's policy of national seclusion and establish trade with America. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM TOOL BOOTH at Ensemble Theatre
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Much like Lewis Carroll's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND and L. Frank Baum's THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF OZ, Norton Juster's THE PHANTOM TOLL BOOTH is a fantasy adventure. All three are perceived as tales for children, but, in reality, though they are intended to teach youngsters, the messages are often so complex that they go over the heads of their intended audience. (more...)

'MARGARITAVILLE', THE COLOR PURPLE, WAITRESS and More on Tap for Broadway in New Orleans' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2017 - 2018 season was announced today. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the new season will play at the historic Saenger Theatre in downtown New Orleans beginning fall 2017. (more...)

DANNY KAYE AND SYLVIA: A MUSICAL LOVE STORY to Play Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Danny Kaye was world famous as a star of Vaudeville, theatre, film, and television; Sylvia Fine was his primary songwriter, his mentor, his motivator, and his wife. These two - each strong and fascinating personalities in their own right - are the subjects of Danny Kaye and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story, which will open at the Willow Theater in Boca Raton's Sugar Sand Park on January 13th, and run through January 29th. The show has played to sold out houses in London, New York, and Washington, D.C. (more...)

Baryshnikov Arts Center & Jazz Foundation of America co-Present Stanley Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) and Jazz Foundation of America will co-present Stanley Jordan on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8pm at BAC's Jerome Robbins Theater. Among the most gifted guitarists of his generation, Jordan is master of the two-handed tapping technique, using the neck of the guitar like a keyboard rather than strumming or picking. Applying this astonishing technique, or "touch style" in another setting, Jordan also performs on both guitar and piano at the same time, playing chords and melodies with his hands on separate instruments and uniquely melding the two sounds into one. More than a technical phenomenon, Jordan conveys an astounding depth of musical expression through a multi-faceted solo repertoire, ranging from bold reinventions of classical masterpieces to improvisational contemporary works. At BAC, Jordan will be joined for several songs by his daughter, New York City-based singer/songwriter Julia Jordan. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre presents THE KID FROM BROOKLYN: THE DANNY KAYE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Stage Door Theatre will present The Kid From Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Story, from February 24 though April 9 in the larger of their two theatres.    (more...)

Stage Door Theatre presents THE KID FROM BROOKLYN: THE DANNY KAYE STORY
by Carol Kassie - Feb 21, 2017

Stage Door Theatre will present The Kid From Brooklyn: The Danny Kaye Story, from February 24 though April 9 in the larger of their two theatres.    (more...)

Richard Pryor's Daughter Opening in New Show This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

 Richard Pryor's talented daughter, actress/singer/writer, Rain Pryor, will open her new solo play, Fried Chicken & Latkes, this week on Today, February 16 for a six-week run at Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica. (more...)

Richard Pryor's Daughter Opening in New Show This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

 Richard Pryor's talented daughter, actress/singer/writer, Rain Pryor, will open her new solo play, Fried Chicken & Latkes, this week on Thursday, February 16 for a six-week run at Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica. (more...)

Rain Pryor to Star in New Solo Play FRIED CHICKEN AND LATKES at Jewish Women's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Actress/comedian Rain Pryor, daughter of comic legend Richard Pryor, will open her new solo play Fried Chicken & Latkes on February 16 for a six-week run at Jewish Women's Theatre (JWT) in Santa Monica (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at California Musical Theatre
by Stage Tube - Dec 9, 2016

This holiday season discover the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Start with a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, fill it with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and head on over to the Sacramento Community Center Theater to see Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Performances begin Dec. 27, 2016 for this must-see classic in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to "put on your wish list." Irving Berlin's White Christmas tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written! Give everyone the gift they're dreaming of with this merry and bright holiday musical. (more...)

Ordway to Present IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present its 2016 holiday show, Irving Berlin's White Christmas. The Ordway-produced musical will run Dec. 8-31 for a total of 30 performances. (more...)

BWW Review: WHITE CHRISTMAS at Broadway Sacramento
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 29, 2016

Don't pack away your favorite Christmas sweater quite yet. You have one more opportunity to celebrate Christmas in full color: The national tour of White Christmas the musical visits Sacramento through this Sunday only. It's a quick-paced production that never quite finds its heart, but you can't deny the feel-good nostalgia associated with White Christmas, nor help but love all its impressive dance numbers. And when those barn doors finally open to reveal a gorgeous snowy landscape, the day undoubtedly becomes merry and bright. (more...)

Anatomy of a Showtune: Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 24, 2016

Each holiday season, many folks find their thoughts wandering back to home. And whether home is a small, familiar house just around the corner, a small town somewhere across the country, or on the other side of an ocean, the season invariably invokes images of a more idyllic reality than the one we know; replete with a loving family nestled around the Christmas tree, or gathered around a warm hearth, taking refuge from the wintry conditions outside with some hot cocoa, and enjoying each other's company. (more...)

DANNY KAYE AND SYLVIA: A MUSICAL LOVE STORY to Play Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Danny Kaye was world famous as a star of Vaudeville, theatre, film, and television; Sylvia Fine was his primary songwriter, his mentor, his motivator, and his wife. These two - each strong and fascinating personalities in their own right - are the subjects of Danny Kaye and Sylvia: A Musical Love Story, which will open at the Willow Theater in Boca Raton's Sugar Sand Park on January 13th, and run through January 29th. The show has played to sold out houses in London, New York, and Washington, D.C. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ordway's WHITE CHRISTMAS' Jenny Piersol
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 10, 2016

Dreaming of a white Christmas? You're getting that triple-fold this weekend as Minnesota gives us a white blanket and the Ordway's WHITE CHRISTMAS also brings some snow inside the theatre. You're also getting a new face on the Ordway stage as Jenny Piersol plays Judy Haynes in this holiday classic. Get to know Piersol in this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

American Lyric Theater Welcomes David Rubeo as New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

American Lyric Theater (ALT) announces the appointment of David Rubeo as new Executive Director, effective May 1, 2017. (more...)

The World Premiere of I'M NOT FAMOUS - A Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus Opens 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Santa Monica Playhouse presents 'tiny, talented terrific Barbara Minkus' (Backstage) in a dynamite world premiere musical, I'm Not Famous - a Musical Journey with Barbara Minkus, a funny, poignant and powerful evening of theatre laced with shared private moments, personal tidbits, and a plethora of musical delights from film, television and Broadway star Barbara Minkus. Helmed by renowned performer/director Susan Morgenstern, with musical accompaniment by Ron Barnett, I'm Not Famous opens Sunday,April 23 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Brian Childers and Amanda Keane Stack to Return to Queens in SOMEONE ELSE'S STORY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Sunnyside Concert Series presents Helen Hayes Award Winner Brian Childers and performer Amanda Keane-Stack who return to queens in a new concert entitled 'Someone Else's Story'. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 10, 2017
by - Apr 10, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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