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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.

West End's TOP HAT to Open at Tokyu Theatre Orb, Sept. 30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Top Hat, WINNER of 3 Laurence Olivier awards including 'Best New Musical', 'Best Theatre Choreographer', and 'Best Costume Design'?brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. (more...)

Breaking News: Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines Join Megan Hilty in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN; Second Performance Added!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

New York City Center adds second performance of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert starring Megan Hilty on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm. The previously announced performance on October 27 is part of City Center's annual Gala. Three years after starring in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Megan Hilty returns to City Center as Annie Oakley in this concert staging of Irving Berlin's classic 1946 musical. Hilty will be joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines. (more...)

Megan Hilty Stars in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Tonight in Concert at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

New York City Center presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: IN CONCERT starring Megan Hilty tonight, October 27, and tomorrow, October 28, at 7:30pm. Tonight's performance is part of City Center's annual Gala. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Perform 'Rosemary Clooney's Songbook' With the Cincinnati Pops, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Megan Hilty: Rosemary Clooney's Songbook, November 6-8, 2015. ¬†Vocal diva Megan Hilty (Wicked, Smash) brought audiences to their feet at her recent Pops performance¬ónamed¬†Broadway World's¬†¬ďBest Special Theatre Event¬Ē in 2014. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Perform 'Rosemary Clooney's Songbook' With the Cincinnati Pops, 11/6-8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra presents Megan Hilty: Rosemary Clooney's Songbook, November 6-8, 2015. ¬†Vocal diva Megan Hilty (Wicked, Smash) brought audiences to their feet at her recent Pops performance¬ónamed¬†Broadway World's¬†¬ďBest Special Theatre Event¬Ē in 2014. (more...)

Jeffry Denman and Joey Sorge to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's WHITE CHRISTMAS in Portsmouth
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Two Broadway veterans are slated to star in the upcoming Ogunquit Playhouse production of the beloved holiday classic WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, December 9 to 20. (more...)

Kevin Spacey Joins Cast of Two Upcoming Dramas BABY DRIVER & BILLIONAIRES CLUB
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

Deadline reports exclusively that Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey is in final talks to join the upcoming drama BABY DRIVER, starring Ansel Elgort, John Hamm, Jamie Foxx and Lily James. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Lily James to Join BABY DRIVER Film?
by Movies News Desk - May 7, 2015

According to Variety, CINDERELLA's Lily James is in final talks to star in Edgar Wright's upcoming film BABY DRIVER. (more...)

National Sawdust to Present 'Kaze (The Wind) / Harmonic Constellations' with Mari Kimura, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

On June 9, National Sawdust, 80 N. Sixth Street, Brooklyn, will present 'Kaze (The Wind) / Harmonic Constellations,' an evening of two premieres starring Mari Kimura, the renowned violinist/composer who is best known for her use of subharmonics and interactive motion sensor technologies. The evening will offer debut performances of 'Kaze (The Wind),' an audio/visual chamber piece composed by Kimura, and 'Harmonic Constellations,' an entrancing work of microtonal harmonies composed for her by Michael Harrison. It will also unveil ¬Ķgic, a new digital music controller, and launch two CDs. (more...)

Simone Dinnerstein & Teens to Present THE CIRCLE AND THE CHILD, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

On Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:30pm acclaimed pianist Simone Dinnerstein will give the New York premiere of Philip Lasser's piano concerto The Circle and the Child from her latest Sony album Broadway-Lafayette with the talented teen new music ensemble Face the Music under the direction of founder and director Jenny Undercofler at Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center (129 W. 67th St.). The program also includes Face the Music members Paris Lavidis's Violin Concerto in D, Michelle David's First Love Experience, and Benjamin Wenzelburg's Air for harp and strings. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, 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, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Special Guests Sandy Duncan & Don Correia in ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! at 92Y Lyrics & Lyricists
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 3, 2015

All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directed a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who were joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests and Broadwayworld was there. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Scott Siegel's Broadway Song & Dance Show Set for 54 Below on 6/4
by Louisa Brady - May 29, 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...)

SUMMER STAGES 2015 - Upcoming shows for the Santa Barbara Summer Season!
by Maggie Yates - May 27, 2015

Coming to Santa Barbara Stages This Summer! (more...)

Paul Stanley and Epic Rights to Develop Global Branding, Licensing and Retail Programs for New Paul Stanley: Royals & Rebels Brand
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

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Tony Awards Close-Up: DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner Has Tapped His Way to Another Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 21, 2016

Randy Skinner is a tap dancing master and his resume is proof of it. The four-time Tony nominee just earned a nod for his work on DAMES AT SEA (Best Choreography) and he is just as happy about it as he was the first time! (more...)

ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Comes to 92Y Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

We're reaching for the moon, putting all our eggs in one basket, dancing cheek to cheek and pouring our hearts into a song, because it's time to Face the Music and dance! All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directs a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who are joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Sets 2015-16 Season: THE MUSIC MAN, IN THE NEXT ROOM & More
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the upcoming 2015-2016 season which be our 70th Anniversary. (more...)

Dillie Keane to Close Out Brits Off Broadway with HELLO DILLIE
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters will welcome Dillie Keane (from Fascinating Aida) back to Brits Off Broadway with the US premiere of HELLO DILLIE, written by Ms. Keane and Adele Anderson, and directed by Simon Green and featuring Michael Roulston on piano. Produced by Pleasance Theatre Trust Ltd, HELLO DILLIE begins performances on Tuesday June 7 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3.  Press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

STRICTLY COME DANCING Star Joanne Clifton to Lead NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL at LOST Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

KSW Productions and the LOST Theatre have announced the cast of their upcoming production Norma Jeane: The Musical, including Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton as Marilyn Monroe. (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Welcome Kronos Quartet, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Carnegie Hall presents the pioneering Kronos Quartet in a program of new works, including two world premieres, on Saturday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Aleksandra Vrebalov's open-form piece, My Desert, My Rose, and Yotam Haber's South Africa-inspired break_break_break will receive their world premieres. The program also includes New York premieres of works by Nicole Lizee, N. Rajam, Wu Man, Karin Rehnqvist, Fode Lassana Diabate, and Albert Behar. A new arrangement by Jacob Garchik of 'Baba O'Reilly,' Pete Townshend's classic song for The Who, is also featured. Guest artists include kantele (Finnish zither) player Ritva Koistinen and electronic artist Philip White. Complete program information is listed below. (more...)

TV ONE to Premiere Emotional THE NEXT 15 2-Part Reunion Special This April
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

TV One's trailblazing reality series THE NEXT: 15 is coming to a close with the season-long drama hitting all-new heights with its two-part reunion premiering on two special dates: Sunday, April 3 at 7 p.m. ET and Sunday, April 10 at 7 p.m. ET. (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...)

Willie Nelson and Family Coming to Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

CMoore Live presents Willie Nelson & Family with special guest Don McLean coming to Outlaw Field at Idaho Botanical Garden on Tuesday, July 26. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 10th at 10am. Ticket prices are $65 for general admission and $60 for IBG Members. Tickets available at Taco Bell Arena box office, Idaho Botanical Garden admin office, online at Ticketmaster.com, or by phone at 208-426-1766 or 208-343-8649. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC to Present THE MUSIC MAN, 7/10-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

TThe Theatre Group at SBCC will open its 70th Anniversary Season with the beloved musical THE MUSIC MAN, July 10-25. (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...)

Make Music New York Returns 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

On June 21st, New York City kicks off the summer season with a musical celebration spanning all five boroughs. Open to all ages, amateurs or professional, young or old, Make Music New York has become the largest musical phenomenon to grace the city. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at The Theatre Group at SBCC's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2015/16 anniversary season with the well-loved musical, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey.  Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The Music Man will perform July 10-25, 2015 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Breaking News: Megan Hilty Will Star in ANNIE GET YOUR GUN Gala Concert at City Center This Fall; John Rando to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Megan Hilty will star in New York City Center's annual Gala Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert, a one-night-only performance of the classic Irving Berlin musical, on October 27, 2015. Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, the Gala will feature The Encores! Orchestra led by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. The event will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs. (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...)

BWW Reviews: PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ, King's Theatre, Glasgow, June 9 2015
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jun 10, 2015

The most famous songs of the Golden Age of Hollywood are recreated live on stage with our award winning singers and dancers. Special guests are world champion dance professionals Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, who will wow the audience with their glamorous costumes and ballroom skills. (more...)

Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard Chart at #1 with New Release 'Django and Jimmie'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Django and Jimmie (Legacy Recordings), the new album collaboration from legendary American artists Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, is emerging a crossover sensation, entering the Billboard Country Albums chart at #1 while going Top 10 (#7) on the Billboard 200 Bestselling Albums chart. (more...)

Librarian of Congress Names Willie Nelson New Gershwin Prize Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

With a career that spans six decades, Nelson's music pushes genre boundaries and his lyrics give voice to America's heartland (more...)

Cast Set for NANA & NUNU at Buxton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

First seen at Fairfield Halls, Croydon this Easter, original children's musical Nana & Nunu - The Big Sneeze! comes to the Buxton Fringe from 22nd - 25th July and tells the tale of Nana and her cuddly, but snuffly aardvark Nunu who gets the sneezes on his birthday. Venturing across snow, sea and sky, Nana, along with grandchildren Jake and Sophie, tracks down a magical flower with the power to stop an aardvark's achoo and helps save the day. (more...)

Twisted Comedy THE LADYKILLERS Kicks Off The Court's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Ladykillers, an irresistibly twisted black comedy in which a gang of criminal misfits pose as an amateur chamber orchestra, opens The Court Theatre's Meridian Energy 2015/16 season on 25 July. (more...)

Twisted Comedy THE LADYKILLERS Kicks Off The Court's 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

The Ladykillers, an irresistibly twisted black comedy in which a gang of criminal misfits pose as an amateur chamber orchestra, opens The Court Theatre's Meridian Energy 2015/16 season tonight 25 July. (more...)

Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre Group at SBCC's THE MUSIC MAN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Theatre Group at SBCC will open the 2015/16 anniversary season with the well-loved musical, Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, Book, Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson, Story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey. Directed by R. Michael Gros and Musical Direction by David Potter, The Music Man will perform tonight, July 10, through July 25, 2015 in the beautiful Garvin Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 31, 2016
by - Jan 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT is Full of Rhythm, Music and More at The Winter Park Playhouse
by April Montgomery - Jan 24, 2016

Tony Bennett is an icon.  He has helped write music history and manages to reach generation after generation of fans. So, what is his secret?  Why is his music still relevant today and how do audience members continue to connect with him after all these years? I LEFT MY HEART: A SALUTE TO THE MUSIC OF TONY BENNETT, opened at The Winter Park Playhouse on Friday night, and helps to enlighten us with the answers to these questions and the magic of Tony's success. This show is everything we could ever want in a Tony revue, with hot fudge and sprinkles on top. (more...)

Carrie St. Louis, Judy Kaye, Peter Scolari & More Will Join Broadway's WICKED Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Good news! The Broadway blockbuster WICKED will welcome several new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre next month. (more...)

Make Music New York Names New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Make Music New York is pleased to announce Jenny Undercofler as the organization's new Executive Director, effective immediately. Jenny served as Founder and Director of Face the Music, the acclaimed new-music youth ensemble, since 2005; she was also Music Director of New York's Special Music School (PS 859), a public school for musically gifted children, from 2004 until the present. (more...)

Broadway Vets to Lead Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Music Hall & Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse are pleased to announce four Broadway veterans to star in the beloved holiday classic White Christmas at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, December 9 to 20. Jeffry Denman will reprise his role as Phil Davis, which he played to critical acclaim on Broadway, Joey Sorge will play Bob Wallace, Kate Loprest debuts as Betty Haynes, and Vanessa Sonon plays Judy Haynes in this heartwarming musical adaptation that features the book by David Ives and Paul Blake and seventeen Irving Berlin songs including 'Blue Skies,' 'Sisters,' 'Count Your Blessings,' and the perennial favorite, 'White Christmas.' (more...)

VIDEO: ALLEGIANCE's George Takei Saving A Seat For Donald Trump At Every Performance
by Michael Dale - Dec 18, 2015

The Japanese-American star wants the presidential candidate to understand what happens when the government supports racial profiling. (more...)

Matthew J. Taylor, Kaitlin Lawrence and Caitlin Ehlinger to Lead 42nd STREET in Chicago This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) with a sparkling new production, March 8 - March 20, 2016. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

West End's TOP HAT to Open at Tokyu Theatre Orb, Sept. 30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2015

Top Hat, WINNER of 3 Laurence Olivier awards including 'Best New Musical', 'Best Theatre Choreographer', and 'Best Costume Design'?brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. (more...)

BWW Review: Celia Berk Follows Up Multiple Award Debut Year With Smart, Stylish, and Meticulous CD Release Show at the Metropolitan Room
by Alix Cohen - Apr 5, 2016

Raising the bar ever higher, Celia Berk (who in the past year has won ¬ďBest Debut¬Ē Awards from BroadwayWorld and MAC and received a Bistro Award) celebrated the release of her new CD Manhattan Serenade with the first of four shows at The Metropolitan Room on Sunday night (others are April 10, 17, and 24). Her dream band, helmed by MD/arranger/pianist Alex Rybeck, featured Jered Egan on bass, Dan Gross on percussion, and Dan Willis with his invaluable woodwinds. (more...)

Make Music New York 2015 to Kick Off 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Make Music New York, dubbed 'the largest music event ever to grace Gotham' (Metro New York), returns for its ninth year with a wild and wonderful mix of free, outdoor, public concerts all around the city on Sunday, June 21, the first day of summer. Last year, more than 1,300 concerts were given, spanning all five boroughs, and Make Music New York is on track to surpass that number in 2015. Wrote Vivien Schweitzer of The New York Times, 'part of the fun is the unexpected: discovering a string quartet, a rock band or an opera singer in the city's many nooks and crannies.' (more...)

Arnie Burton, Emily Robinson, Jon Tenney and Jennifer Westfeldt to Lead BIG SKY World Premiere at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Great news tonight! Geffen Playhouse has just announced a starry cast for its world premiere production of BIG SKY, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist Alexandra Gersten-Vassilaros. (more...)

ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

We're reaching for the moon, putting all our eggs in one basket, dancing cheek to cheek and pouring our hearts into a song, because it's time to Face the Music and dance! All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directs a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who are joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. (more...)

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