GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Josh Grisetti Brings DON'T BOTHER, I'M HERE to Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 24, 2015

54 BELOW presents Josh Grisetti in 'Don't Bother, I'm Here', continuing tonight, September 24, at 7pm. Through laughter and song, Josh candidly tells one man's harrowing true story of Broadway dreaming and disaster, LIVE with a 7-piece band! (more...)

Nominees Announced for 2015 Ovation Awards - SPRING AWAKENING Earns 16! Ceremony Set 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Nominees for the 2015 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced on Thursday, September 24 on @ This Stage Magazine [ThisStage.la]. This year's Ovation Awards ceremony will take place Monday, November 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. The curtain will rise at7:30pm. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Josh Grisetti Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Debut with DON'T BOTHER, I'M HERE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Josh Grisetti, standout player Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, makes his 54 Below debut with a new solo show titled DON'T BOTHER, I'M HERE at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Micky Dolenz & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 21-27, Featuring Adam Pascal, Alice Ripley, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Sep 20, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Songs of Jeff Bowen; The Songs of Will Van Dyke & Jeff Talbott: A View from the River; Josh Grisetti: Don't Bother, I'm Here; Alice Ripley: All Sondheim; and An Evening with Adam Pascal. (more...)

I SING THE RISING SEA to Make World Premiere at Virginia Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Noah Weisberg Performs MY FAIR LADY/IN THE HEIGHTS Mashup for 'UNEXPECTED SONGS' at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2016

Earlier this month, Noah Weisberg performed a MY FAIR LADY/IN THE HEIGHTS mashup for STAGEDOORDISH.COM PRESENTS UNEXPECTED SONGS at Feinstein's/54 Below to benefit Muddy Paws Rescue. The theme of the evening was to sing a song, then segue into another unrelated/unexpected song that helps further tell the story of the first. Watch Weisberg sing below! (more...)

I SING THE RISING SEA Makes World Premiere at Virginia Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Julie Halston, Jessica Hendy and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES tonight, September 10th, 2016 at 11:30pm (more...)

York's ROTHSCHILD & SONS to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The Off-Broadway cast recording of the new Bock and Harnick musical, Rothschild & Sons, an intimate reimagining of the Tony nominated musical The Rothschilds, will be recorded and released by JAY Records.  Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of The York Theatre Company production who will gather at The Avatar Studios on Monday, October 26, 2015 to lay down the tracks for the recording scheduled for release on JAY Records in early January.  Executive Producers are John Yap and Arnold Mittelman. (more...)

Len Cariou, James Earl Jones & More Will Honor Angela Lansbury at York's Awards Gala in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director) will honor Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street).  (more...)

Erin Davie, Klea Blackhurst & More Added to York's Gala Honoring Angela Lansbury
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

The York Theatre Company has announced today Broadway's Klea Blackhurst (York's Call Me Madame) Mario Cantone (Assassins), Erin Davie (York's Silk Stockings, Side Show), Matt McGrath (Nice Work If You Can Get It), and Mary Louise Wilson (On the Twentieth Century), along with the acclaimed Yale Wiffenpoofs, have joined the roster of illustrious special guest performers who will gather to honor Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury at 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street).  (more...)

It's You! It's Who? Handy Footnotes For DAMES AT SEA's Name-Dropping Love Song
by Michael Dale - Oct 24, 2015

If your knowledge of pop culture doesn't quite extend to the Busby Berkeley era, here are some quick footnotes to help you along: (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...)

Fulton Theatre Opens 2016/2017 Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series with VERONICA'S ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

 The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre opens its 2016/2017 Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series with a chilling Victorian thriller in the Tell Studio Theatre. The Ira Levin mystery, Veronica's Room, runs through October 30, with two added performances on Sunday, October 23 and Sunday, October 30 at 6:30 pm. (more...)

Princess Cruises Premieres Stephen Schwartz's New Musical Revue MAGIC TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The show, a cruise industry first, premiered today aboard Crown Princess at a special event with Schwartz and the show's creative team at the Port of Los Angeles. (more...)

Len Cariou, James Earl Jones and More Honor Angela Lansbury Tonight at York's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The York Theatre Company honors Broadway and Hollywood legend Angela Lansbury with the 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre tonight, November 16, 2015 at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street). (more...)

Ross Valley Players Presents THE LADIES OF THE CAMELLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS is pleased to present Lillian Groag's hilarious farce, The Ladies of the Camellias under the direction of Bay Area theater veteran, Julian Lopez-Morillas. Lopez-Morillas is a professional theatre actor and teacher, and has directed for many years with the California Shakespeare Theatre, Marin Theatre Company, Berkeley Jewish Theatre, San Jose Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and the American Players' Theatre in Wisconsin. (more...)

Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING and More Top 2015 Ovation Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The 2015 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the past 12 months, were presented on Monday, November 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. Among the many winners were the stars and creative team of Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, now on Broadway. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Photo Flash: See SPRING AWAKENING, TREVOR, 'CHAVEZ RAVINE' and More Win Big at LA STAGE Alliance's 2015 Ovation Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The 2015 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards, celebrating theatrical excellence and achievement during the past 12 months, were presented on Monday, November 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre at The Music Center. Among the many winners were the stars and creative team of Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING, now on Broadway. Scroll down for photos from the arrivals, ceremony and after-party! (more...)

Anika Larsen, Josh Young & More Set for Prospect Theater Company's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Prospect Theater Company has announced the line-up for its 2016 annual gala, a 'Skyline Celebration' at Manhattan Penthouse (80 Fifth Avenue at 14th Street, NYC).  (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

BWW Interview: Choreographer Jennifer Paulson-Lee Talks YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Bob Rizzo - May 23, 2016

It's only a few moments before choreographer Jennifer Paulson- Lee will watch her cast give the press a 'sneak peek' of their rehearsals. They're preparing to perform three musical numbers from 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown' which will be presented at The York Theatre beginning this week for a limited engagement. What's unique about this revival is the fact that a pint-sized cast of 9 to 13 year olds is performing all the roles. But don't let their ages fool you. This young bunch of talented thespians has a list of professional credits that any seasoned 35-year-old performer would envy. As the press files into the theatre, Paulson-Lee is busy making last minute corrections on her young charges. She is gentle and soft-spoken yet gets her point across to these eager children who take her notes and make the adjustments on the spot. The mutual love and admiration between this gang of peanuts and their dance master is all too evident. (more...)

Karen Akers, Jill Paice, Marilyn Maye & More Set for Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series, 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) & John Cariani (Something Rotten, Fiddler on the Roof), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) are set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, March 28 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present SISTER ACT, 4/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Sister Act, Broadway's feel-good musical comedy at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center April 8-24.  Based on the 1992 Whoopi Goldberg hit film, written by Joseph Howard, the five-time Tony nominated Broadway sensation features an award winning creative team with original score and music by composer Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, Newsies, Little Shop Of Horrors), lyrics by Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid, Tangled), book by Cheri and Bill Steinkellner (Cheers), additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed ).  The reinvented musical adaptation is filled with heavenly music with a disco beat, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story that will have audiences dancing in the aisles!  Tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets start at $20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jill Paice, Josh Grisetti & More Sing the Musicals of the 1950s at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 29, 2016

Tony Award-nominees Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) & John Cariani (Something Rotten, Fiddler on the Roof), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) just appeared in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, March 28, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS with Lisa Howard, Jill Paice & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 29, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel), Jill Paice (An American in Paris), Award-winning Nightlife Legend Marilyn Maye & two-time Drama Desk Award-nominee Josh Grisetti (It Shoulda Been You, Enter Laughing The Musical) and more just appeared in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, March 28, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF THE 1950s. BroadwayWorld brings you photos backstage below! (more...)

Black Comedy DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS to Play Odyssey Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

High finance, family dysfunction, death -- and laughs. The world premiere of DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS, a pitch-black comedy by Andrea Lepcio (Looking for the Pony), directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid) and presented by Indie Chi Productions, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre on April 2. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate 500th Performance on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, will celebrate its 500th performance tomorrow, Friday, July 1 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Robert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will reunite at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons on Monday, July 25 at 6:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

VIDEO: Final Curtain Call for SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff & Kate Reinders
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2016

Via Jordan Roth on Facebook, we've got a look at the final curtain call for 4 stars of Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! - Christian Borle, John Cariani, Heidi Blickenstaff & Kate Reinders, who all played their final shows this weekend. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 21, 2016
by - Jan 21, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Elaine May to Receive WGAW'S 2016 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Acclaimed comedy screenwriter-director-actress Elaine May (Heaven Can Wait, Primary Colors) is set to receive the Writers Guild of America, West's 2016 Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement. (more...)

VIDEO: Josh Grisetti's New Book GOD IN MY HEAD: The True Story of His Accidental Drug Overdose at a Dentist's Office
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2016

The musical comedy star's new book tells a comic tale of an encounter with God. (more...)

Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Lend Voices to Animated Film DUCK DUCK GOOSE
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Original Force Animation continues to add cast and filmmaking talent to its first animated feature DUCK DUCK GOOSE. Joining the impressive list of vocal talent, actor/writer Jim Gaffigan has been cast in one of the film's leading roles and will voice the rebellious but lovable goose Peng. Legendary director/writer/actor Carl Reiner will voice Larry, a venerable, wise and loyal friend who happens to be a turtle. (more...)

Jim Gaffigan and Carl Reiner Join Original Force Animation's 2017 Family Comedy 'Duck Duck Goose'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

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DON GRIGWARE Picks The BEST PRODUCTIONS AND PERFORMANCES in LOS ANGELES THEATRE for 2015
by Don Grigware - Dec 28, 2015

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2015 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, or technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

Abigail Breslin, Norbert Leo Butz and More Join The New Group's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The New Group announces additional casting for productions coming up in the company's 2016-2017 Season. (more...)

VIDEO: A Backstage Visit and Q&A With SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Josh Grisetti
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

The new SOMETHING ROTTEN! star talks about making the role his own, his "Game of Thrones" fandom and seeing the first West End preview of HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD. (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Julie Halston, Jessica Hendy and More Set for BROADWAY STORIES This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents BROADWAY STORIES on April 23rd, 2016 at 11:30pm. (more...)

I SING THE RISING SEA to Make World Premiere at Virginia Stage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Commissioned through Virginia Stage Company's American Soil Series, I Sing the Rising Sea is a story of special regional interest written by the coauthor of Frog Kiss, Eric Schorr. In collaboration with ODURep, it tells the sweeping story of sea level rise that flows through generations and across continents - from the shores of Virginia to Japan and Antarctica. Scientists, soldiers, poets, and lovers strive to understand and master the power of the oceans that connect us all. (more...)

Voices Carry Presents World Premiere of STRINGS ATTACHED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Voices Carry, Inc. will present the World Premiere of Strings Attached, a multidisciplinary project, involving contemporary dance, abstract puppetry, an original score, and performance art, for two weekends opening on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles in Downtown LA. The work, which has been in development for three years, is a window into the human capacity to love, with a focus on the universal feelings of grief, forgiveness, devotion, entrapment, and joy. Voices Carry, a nonprofit corporation guided by Artistic Director Madeline Leavitt, is dedicated to breaking down cultural barriers and embracing diversity through dance, theatre, and performance art.  (more...)

Black Comedy DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS Opens Tonight at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

High finance, family dysfunction, death -- and laughs. The world premiere of DINNER AT HOME BETWEEN DEATHS, a pitch-black comedy by Andrea Lepcio (Looking for the Pony), directed by Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid) and presented by Indie Chi Productions, opens as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre tonight, April 2. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Anne Jackson
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Anne Jackson, who was nominated for a Tony in 1956 for MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT and who enjoyed a long career with her husband, Eli Wallach, died Tuesday, April 12, in Manhattan. She was 90. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

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