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44th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
216 W. 44th St.

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A New York City police sergeant tries to intentionally lose some money by backing a Broadway show, The Rhinestone Girl, that is sure to fail. When it becomes a hit, an investigation into police corruption is launched. The police sergeantís wife saves the day by donating the profits from the show to the cityís depleated treasury.


Quincy Jones, Ringo Starr, Iggy Pop & More Participate In 'Face The Music' Fine Art Book Published By Gerhard Steidl
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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Kaufman Music Center's FACE THE MUSIC Youth Ensemble Announces New Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Kaufman Music Center's Face the Music, the country's only youth orchestra dedicated to studying and performing music by living composers, is tuning up for an exciting new season that includes a tribute to pioneering new music organization Bang On A Can to commemorate its 30th anniversary, performances of John Adams's notoriously difficult "Son of Chamber Symphony." as well as works by David Lang, Darcy James Argue, Snarky Puppy, Angelica Negron, Julia Wolfe and Missy Mazzoli. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLLYWOOD REVISITED at Oxnard Civic Auditorium
by Cary Ginell - Sep 26, 2016

You've seen them. Gaudy costumes worn by Hollywood and Broadway stars, preserved and on display in museums and galleries. It's a great way to witness first-hand the trappings of the pretend, magical worlds brought to us on celluloid, television, and the live stage. But when you see those famous outfits, hanging stiffly on mannequins, you get the sense something is missing. It's as if they were embalmed mummies from ancient Egypt, beautiful but lifeless. That's what makes a show like Hollywood Revisited, which played Sunday afternoon at the Oxnard Civic Auditorium, so valuable and different as a unique piece of show business entertainment. (more...)

BWW Recap: GREY'S ANATOMY Attempts to 'Undo' the Drama in Season Premiere
by Lauren Gienow - Sep 24, 2016

GREY'S ANATOMY's 13th Season premiered Thursday night and it picked up right where it left off in the May finale. The episode is titled 'Undo' and is Directed by Debbie Allen (a Broadway alum and BWW fav!) and written by William Harper. Is Deluca alright? Did Alex face the consequences of his actions? Read to find out! (more...)

VIDEO: Ken Jeong Plays 'Turn and Face the Music' on TONIGHT SHOW
by - Sep 23, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Ken Jeong and Jimmy took turns dramatically reading lines they've never seen before dancing to a tune they've never heard. Later, the actor talks about the new season of ABC's DR. KEN. (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE to Tour the UK; June 2017 - Joanne Clifton Stars as 'Millie'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 arriving at The Bristol Hippodrome Tuesday 20th - Saturday 24th June 2017. (more...)

From Universal Pictures Home Entertainment: Ordinary World
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

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Harsh Crowd Debuts 'Better' EP via Noisey
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Indie rockers Harsh Crowd are poised to take over the world, as indicated by their urgent, high-energy sophomore EP Better. (more...)

Jeffry Denman to Step in for Jeremy Benton in Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,welcomes Broadway's Jeffry Denman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Producers) to the company. Starting Friday, October 14, Denman assumes the roles of Bob Hope (and others) when Jeremy Benton, who originated the role, takes a temporary leave of absence from the production through the year's end. (more...)

Final Casting Announced for FROM PAGE TO STAGE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The From Page to Stage season of new musical theatre announces casting and creative details for its four showcases including Lin-Manuel Miranda's 21 Chump Street (more...)

Josh Rhodes-Helmed GUYS AND DOLLS to Launch 2016-17 Season at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS, hailed as one of the greatest musical comedies of all time, kicks off Asolo Rep's highly anticipated 2016-17 season, the fifth and final of its celebrated American Character Project. (more...)

Jeffry Denman Takes First Bows in Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes Broadway's Jeffry Denman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Producers) to the company. Starting tonight, October 14, Denman assumes the roles of Bob Hope (and others) when Jeremy Benton, who originated the role, takes a temporary leave of absence from the production through the year's end. (more...)

Recovery Unplugged's Richie Supa Releases New Album 'Enemy'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The release of veteran singer/songwriter Richie Supa's new album Enemy was celebrated at a reception on Wednesday, September 21st at Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Anton du Beke and Joanne Clifton to Appear at THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

As excitement builds on stage for The Golden Age Of Dance, two of the dance world's finest, Anton du Beke and Joanne Clifton, have been announced as very special guests to add even more sparkle to what will no doubt be an evening of fabulous dance, glamour and music, joining a fabulous cast of West End dancers and performers. (more...)

Michelle Collins to Join THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Tour in Glasglow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Michelle Collins will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie as Mrs Meers when the award-winning musical arrives in Glasgow as part of a UK tour opening at New Wimbledon Theatre in January. (more...)

Linda Nolan to Star in New Production of OUR HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

From 10th August - 25th November 2017 The 2003 Olivier Award-winning musical OUR HOUSE will be produced by Immersion Theatre Company and Damien Tracey Productions and tour the UK from 7th August - 25th November 2017. (more...)

Reelz & Time Inc. Announce Upcoming Celebrity Specials
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

REELZ and Time Inc. (NYSE: Time) today announced a partnership to produce three specials about the real lives and stories of celebrities. (more...)

Simone Dinnerstein & Brad Mehldau to Continue 'Neighborhood Classics' Series at PS 321
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has been called 'adept at bending almost any music to the will of the jazz tradition' (The Times). On December 6, Mehldau joins pianist Simone Dinnerstein, who has been praised for her 'majestic originality of vision' (The Independent) and 'arresting freshness and subtlety' (TIME), for an evening of musical conversations as part of her ongoing Neighborhood Classics series: hour-long, family-friendly concerts combine extraordinary music with reflections by Dinnerstein. (more...)

Richie Supa's New Album 'Enemy' Celebrated at the Seminole Hard Rock FL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The release of veteran singer/songwriter Richie Supa's new album Enemy was celebrated at a reception on Wednesday, September 21st at Paradise Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. (more...)

Cast Announced for SOHO CINDERS at Union Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Union Theatre presents SOHO CINDERS, with music by George Stiles, lyrics by Anthony Drewe and book by Anthony Drewe and Elliot Davis. (more...)

Michelle Collins Will Join THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE UK Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. Michelle Collins will join the cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie until Saturday 4 March as Mrs Meers. (more...)

Kronos Quartet Adds Second Performance, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Having sold out its first Ecstatic Music Festival show at WNYC's Greene Space on¬†Tuesday, March 7¬†(7:30 pm),¬†Kronos Quartet¬†has just added a second performance at¬†9:30 pm¬†that evening, featuring additional new selections from¬†Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. The education and legacy project is commissioning ¬Ė and distributing for free ¬Ė the first learning library of contemporary repertoire for string quartet. ¬†¬† (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

John Rando (Tony and Outer Critics Award winner for Urinetown) directs production starring Arnie Burton (Flesh and Bone) as Jonathan, Emily Robinson (Transparent) as Tessa, Jon Tenney (The Closer, Major Crimes, Scandal) as Jack, and Jennifer Westfeldt (Kissing Jessica Stein, Ira & Abby, Friends With Kids) as Jen. (more...)

Scott Siegel's Broadway Song & Dance Show at 54 Below Today
by Louisa Brady - Jun 4, 2016

'Hear the beat of dancing feet!' And watch and enjoy the explosive energy, precision, and sheer genius of Broadway Dance at Feinstein's/54 Below in a new, uniquely intimate show created for the club by musical theater impresario Scott Siegel. He's the creator of Town Hall's legendary 'All Singin' All Dancin' concerts, and now he's put together a brand new dance concert specifically designed for our stage. Siegel, who has worked with some of Broadway's most famous choreographers and scores of Broadway's greatest dancers, presents a show boasting the wide and exciting variety of Broadway dance from pulsating tap to boogie woogie,, and from stylish Fosse to sexy tango. And all of it to great Broadway music! (more...)

Photo Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) opens musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season, this Sunday, June 5. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC now through July 17, 2016. The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

Cast of HOLIDAY INN and More Set for Irving Berlin Events in NYC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein, An Imagem Company will celebrate a summer of Irving Berlin special events to explore the iconic American songwriter behind "God Bless America," "White Christmas," "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business" and countless others. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 11, 2016
by - Jun 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Cast Set for 'Making Of' Event at The Museum of Jewish Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein, An Imagem Company will continue to celebrate Irving Berlin - the iconic American songwriter behind 'God Bless America,' 'White Christmas,' 'There's No Business Like Show Business' and countless others - with a special evening 'The Making of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical' at The Museum of Jewish Heritage on Tuesday, August 2. (more...)

Kronos Quartet Announces Year Three Of FIFTY FOR THE FUTURE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Kronos Quartet/Kronos Performing Arts Association is proud to announce the third group of composers for Fifty for the Future: The Kronos Learning Repertoire. Launched in 2015, Fifty for the Future is an exciting partnership with Carnegie Hall and others to create 50 new works - by 25 women and 25 men - expressly for the training of students and emerging professionals. (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...)

Kronos Quartet Returns for New Works, 2/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

On Saturday, February 11 at 7:30 p.m., San Francisco's celebrated Kronos Quartet returns to Zankel Hall for a program of new works, six of which were commissioned as part of Carnegie Hall's 125 Commissions Project, including the world premiere of Rhiannon Giddens's At the Purchaser's Option with Variations.  Additional commissioned works include Garth Knox'sSatellites; Kala Ramnath's Amrit (arr. Reena Esmail); Nicole Lizée's Another Living Soul; Tanya Tagaq's Sivunittinni (arr. Jacob Garchik); and Fodé Lassana Diabaté's Sunjata's Time(arr. Jacob Garchik) on which Diabaté will join the quartet on the balafon. (more...)

The Chelsea Symphony to Continue 11th Season with Vasks English Horn Concerto and SONG OF ZIPPY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

On January 28, 2017, at 7:30PM, The Chelsea Symphony will present the continuation of its 11th season, 'Flight Paths,' with a concert featuring the New York premiere of P?teris Vasks' English Horn Concerto and the world premiere of Tim Kiah's Song of Zippy, paired with J. Strauss's Overture to Die Fledermaus, Bartok's Romanian Folk Dances, and Sibelius's Finlandia. (more...)

2017 Composers Now Festival to Open This February at DiMenna Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The Composers Now Festival empowers living composers, celebrates the diversity of their voices, and honors the significance of their contributions to our society. On February 1, the eighth annual festival begins with a celebratory event at the DiMenna Center. Hosted by founder/artistic director Tania Leon, a diverse group of composer and performers including Muhal Richard Abrams, Edmar Castenada, Jessie Montgomery, Nkeiru Okoye, and Tyshawn Sorey will present and discuss recent works. (more...)

2017 Pacific Playwrights Festival Marks 20th Year at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The lineup for South Coast Repertory's 20th Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF), April 21-23, includes works from playwrights Amy Freed, Lucas Hnath, Donald Margulies and Lauren Yee. This year's festival offers three full productions and four staged readings. Tickets, including discounted packages to see all the readings, are available online at www.scr.org. (more...)

Los Angeles Master Chorale Announces 54th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

New works, multimedia presentations, performances of choral masterworks, and an expansive state-wide community singing project that will have global reach comprise the Los Angeles Master Chorale's 54th season announced today by Artistic Director Grant Gershon and President and CEO Jean Davidson. (more...)

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) Teams Up with Kaufman Music Center for JMF¬Ļs Accentuate the Positive Songwriting Program for the 6th Consecutive Year
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

 The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) has teamed up with  Kaufman Music Center for JMF's sixth consecutive year of the Accentuate the Positive program, which teaches elementary school students the art of songwriting and introduces them to The Great American Songbook. This year, Accentuate the Positive will touch the lives of over 600 students in seven underserved New York City elementary schools. (more...)

Kaufman Music Center to Celebrate the Music of Alan Menken
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Kaufman Music Center's 2017 Broadway Playhouse season concludes with a celebration of Alan Menken on Sunday, March 5th at 11am. A whole generation of children has grown up singing his songs from beloved musicals and films including The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and Pocahontas. His music has captured the imagination of millions and won him eight Academy Awards, eleven Grammys and a Tony Award. (more...)

Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)

DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner to Helm GOTTA GETTA GIRL Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Gotta Getta Girl, a 1930s musical romp with book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and music by David Caldwell. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

Joanne Clifton and Michelle Collins Set for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Award winning musical Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017 opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. (more...)

5th ANNUAL GUITAR MASH and Brunch at CITY WINERY on 12/11
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 1, 2016

The 5th Annual Guitar Mash will be held at New York's City Winery on Sunday, December 11th from noon to 3:30 pm.The event, which includes a brunch, celebrates the power of communal music-making while supporting outreach to teen musicians in communities from across New York's five boroughs. (more...)

Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund Concert to Launch 30 Years Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

On Monday, January 9, 2017 at 7:30pm, Bang on a Can will present the 2017 Bang on a Can People's Commissioning Fund concert, one of the most anticipated and reliable launching pads for composers in New York and beyond, as part of Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Concert Hall (Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th St.). (more...)

Freeform to Take Viewers Inside the World of Competitive Cheerleading in New Original Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Freeform presents this all-access pass both on and off the mat with their new original series CHEER SQUAD airing every weeknight (10:00 ¬Ė 11:00 p.m. EDT, Monday ¬Ė Friday) from MONDAY, AUGUST 22 through FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family. (more...)

Strictly's Joanne Clifton Will Star in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Tour
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2016

Award-winning musical THOROUGH MODERN MILLIE is set to tour the UK in 2017. World Ballroom Showdance Champion and Professional Dancer Joanne Clifton will take on the title role of Millie Dillmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City. Joanne's credits include Face the Music, Burn the Floor, Strictly Live Tour and Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jeane Musical. (more...)

Scoop: Freeform - September Programming Highlights on FREEFORM
by TV Scoop - Aug 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on Freeform - September Programming Highlights, airing on FREEFORM (more...)

Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Cast Set for 'Making Of' Event at The Museum of Jewish Heritage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein, An Imagem Company will continue to celebrate Irving Berlin - the iconic American songwriter behind 'God Bless America,' 'White Christmas,' 'There's No Business Like Show Business' and countless others - with a special evening 'The Making of Holiday Inn, The New Irving Berlin Musical' at The Museum of Jewish Heritage tonight, August 2. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - BWW Review: OUR HOUSE, Paradise in Augustines, 15 August
by Amy Hanson - Aug 16, 2016

Our House is a jukebox musical based on the hits of Madness.  On the night of his sixteenth birthday, Camden lad Joe Casey breaks into a block of flats with his girlfriend.  When the police arrive on the scene, the narrative splits, in the style of Sliding Doors, between the Joe that ran from the police and the Joe that stayed to Face the Music, before the two plots eventually converge in a dramatic finale.  The score features a host of recognisable Madness hits, though the band's discography does not seem to have a truly adequate emotional range for a musical with much depth. (more...)

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