Fade Out - Fade In

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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
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Originally starring Carol Burnett and Jack Cassidy, Fade Out, Fade In is a delightful romp in Hollywood through the eyes of an eager young usherette who dreams of becoming a star. Playfully parodying classic Hollywood musicals, this classic Broadway show opened on May 26, 1964 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. Cassidy earned a Tony nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

PBS to Air Kennedy Center's Carol Burnett Celebration, 11/24; Julie Andrews, Tina Fey & More to Appear
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

A lineup of top entertainers including, Julie Andrews, Lucie Arnaz, Tony Bennett, Tim Conway, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Vicki Lawrence, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, Martin Short, Rosemary Watson and others will salute Carol Burnett at the 16th Annual Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. The evening will pay tribute the humor and accomplishments of Carol Burnett, and will be taped by WETA Washington, D.C. as Carol Burnett: The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize. The program will air on PBS stations nationwide November 24, 2013 (check local listings). Artists are subject to change. (more...)

RED, HOT AND BLUE and More Set for Musicals Tonight's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2012

Musicals Tonight has announced its 2012-2013 Season-it's 15th-which begins October 2 with Red, Hot and Blue at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street. The season continues with Fade Out - Fade In, Strike Up the Band, Same Time, Next Year and Leave It to Jane. More details below! (more...)

Rebecca Finnegan Set for Porchlight's ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the first production in its new series presenting the 'lost' gems of one particular year in Broadway history, 'Porchlight Revisits...' The inaugural series focuses on the year 1964 and opens with Anyone Can Whistle, book by Arthur Laurents (Gypsy, West Side Story) and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Follies, Sweeney Todd), starring Rebecca Finnegan, with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham. Presented for one night only, Anyone Can Whistle plays tonight, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. (more...)

PORCHLIGHT REVISITS to Kick Off in Feb 2014; Cast Announced for BEST MUSICAL, 10/2-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Best Musical, a completely improvised show, will be coming to the UP Comedy Club in Chicago for a limited run. Porchlight has also announced Porchlight Revisits, which are one night showings of some of their favorite shows, this year includes GOLDEN BOY and Fade Out - Fade In, both for one night only. (more...)

Ron Tassone To Receive Pittsburgh New Works Festival's 'Lifetime Achievement' Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival has named its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, local choreographer and dancer Ron Tassone. (more...)

Ron Tassone Receives Pittsburgh New Works Festival's 'Lifetime Achievement' Award Tonight, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2012

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival has named its 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, local choreographer and dancer Ron Tassone. (more...)

Peter Filichia' New Book On Broadway Hits And Flops Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2010

Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit and the Biggest Flop of the Season - 1959 to 2009 by Peter Filichia is now available. (more...)

FADE OUT - FADE IN Opens Musicals Tonight's 2012-2013 Season Tonight, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2012

Musicals Tonight's 2012-2013 Season includes Fade Out - Fade In by Comden & Green and Jule Styne, Strike Up the Band George & Ira Gershwin, Same Time, Next Year - The Musical a Premiere and Leave It to Jane by Jerome Kern. See full details below. (more...)

Filichia Promotes Book BROADWAY MUSICALS on WBGO, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2010

Peter Filichia the author of the new informative and entertaining book: Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit and the Biggest Flop of the Season - 1959 to 2009 will be the guest of Michael Bourne on the WBGO Journal, 7:30 PM this Friday, October 15th, 88.3FM or streaming on wbgo.org. The entire interview will be available after 8:00 pm at wbgo.org/news/journal. Michael Bourne has been a New York theatre critic going on 30 years,. He is a member of the Outer Critics Circle. Mr. Bourne is the arts critic-at-large for the WBGO Journal, as well as the everyday afternoon 'drive jock' (2:00 -6:30 PM) on WBGO (the jazz station) and also the Sunday (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) host of 'Singers Unlimited' for 25 years. (more...)

Peter Filichia To Be Interviewed On His New Broadway Book 10/15 On WBGO Journal
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2010

Peter Filichia the author of the new informative and entertaining book: Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit and the Biggest Flop of the Season - 1959 to 2009 will be the guest of Michael Bourne on the WBGO Journal, 7:30 PM this Friday, October 15th, 88.3FM or streaming on wbgo.org. (more...)

Sally Struthers to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The sun will come out in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the hit musical, ANNIE. (more...)

Peter Filichia To Be Interviewed On His New Broadway Book 10/15 On WBGO Journal
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2010

Peter Filichia the author of the new informative and entertaining book: Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit and the Biggest Flop of the Season - 1959 to 2009 will be the guest of Michael Bourne on the WBGO Journal, 7:30 PM this Friday, October 15th, 88.3FM or streaming on wbgo.org. (more...)

Filichia Promotes Book BROADWAY MUSICALS on WBGO, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2010

Peter Filichia the author of the new informative and entertaining book: Broadway Musicals: The Biggest Hit and the Biggest Flop of the Season - 1959 to 2009 will be the guest of Michael Bourne on the WBGO Journal, 7:30 PM this Friday, October 15th, 88.3FM or streaming on wbgo.org. The entire interview will be available after 8:00 pm at wbgo.org/news/journal. Michael Bourne has been a New York theatre critic going on 30 years,. He is a member of the Outer Critics Circle. Mr. Bourne is the arts critic-at-large for the WBGO Journal, as well as the everyday afternoon 'drive jock' (2:00 -6:30 PM) on WBGO (the jazz station) and also the Sunday (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM) host of 'Singers Unlimited' for 25 years. (more...)

Sally Struthers to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2011

The sun will come out in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the hit musical, ANNIE. (more...)

PORCHLIGHT REVISITS to Kick Off in Feb 2014; Cast Announced for BEST MUSICAL, 10/2-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Best Musical, a completely improvised show, will be coming to the UP Comedy Club in Chicago for a limited run. Porchlight has also announced Porchlight Revisits, which are one night showings of some of their favorite shows, this year includes GOLDEN BOY and Fade Out - Fade In, both for one night only. (more...)

RED, HOT AND BLUE and More Set for Musicals Tonight's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

Musicals Tonight has announced its 2012-2013 Season-it's 15th-which begins October 2 with Red, Hot and Blue at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street. The season continues with Fade Out - Fade In, Strike Up the Band, Same Time, Next Year and Leave It to Jane. More details below! (more...)

Casting Announced for Musicals Tonight's FADE OUT - FADE IN, 10/16-10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

The Musicals Tonight! Inc. revival of Fade Out - Fade In, a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne, will run from October 16 to October 28 at the Lion Theatre. The production is directed by Thomas Sabella-Mills with musical direction by David Bishop. (more...)

LES MISERABLES' Edward Juvier Joins the Cast of DRAT! THE CAT! at Opening Doors Theatre
by Lauren Wolman - Nov 7, 2010

Opening Doors Theatre revival of Drat! The Cat! welcomes Edward Juvier* (Broadway: Les Miserables; Off-Broadway: Smoking Bloomberg) to the cast. (more...)

Carol Burnett Comes To The Civic Center Of Des Moines 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2010

Legendary entertainer Carol Burnett comes to the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines for an exclusive one-night-only engagement of her Q & A format, LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION WITH CAROL BURNETT: A CONVERSATION WITH CAROL WHERE THE AUDIENCE ASKS THE QUESTIONS on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. (more...)

VIDEO: Carol Burnett and Queen Latifah Duet on Burnett's Sign-Off Song
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

On today's episode of The Queen Latifah Show, Queen Latifah sat down with one of her longtime idols, Carol Burnett. Burnett answered the audience's questions and sang the signature sign-off song from The Carol Burnett Show with Queen Latifah. Watch the duet below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY Book - The Mark Hellinger Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 11, 2013

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway on November 12 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Mark Hellinger Theatre! (more...)

BWW Interviews: PRODUCERS Director Talks Comedy, Broadway Experience, Hillbarn Production
by Harmony Wheeler - May 3, 2012

Broadway veteran Bill Starr directs Hillbarn Theatre's upcoming production of the Mel Brooks musical, The Producers, playing May 3-27. Below, Starr talks about how his own experience informed his direction of the show, what makes the show fun and unique, and what audiences can expect from Hillbarn's production. (more...)

Carol Burnett and Carrie Hamilton's HOLLYWOOD ARMS Gets Tribute Reading at CTG, 6/22; Jason Alexander to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

In honor of the legendary actress, comedian, singer and writer Carol Burnett, Center Theatre Group is hosting a special tribute to the star's late daughter Carrie Hamilton with a one-night-only reading of Burnett and Hamilton's Broadway play "Hollywood Arms," at the Mark Taper Forum on Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 7 p.m. Inspired by Burnett's early life in Hollywood, "Hollywood Arms" will be directed by Jason Alexander and will feature a star- studded cast (to be announced). (more...)

Cabrillo Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Opens July 22
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2011

The hills will be alive in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC. (more...)

SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR and More Lead Musicals Tonight's 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

Musicals Tonight's 2012-2013 Season includes Fade Out - Fade In by Comden & Green and Jule Styne, Strike Up the Band George & Ira Gershwin, Same Time, Next Year - The Musical a Premiere and Leave It to Jane by Jerome Kern. See full details below. (more...)

Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! Closes 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

The Colony Theatre Company is excited to present the fifth and final production of its 36th season, the classy, sassy musical, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!, conceived by Fran Charnas, directed & choreographed by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!) with musical direction by Dean Mora. THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! will close on Sunday, May 1 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center. (more...)

Carol Burnett To Perform at IU Auditorium As 2011 Ralph L. Collins Memorial Lecturer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Burnett will appear at Indiana University Auditorium April 18 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Local Talent Joins National Actors For Lyric's BOEING BOEING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2011

Lyric Theatre is bringing laughter to the Plaza Theater stage with the hilarious comedy, Boeing Boeing, showing at the Plaza Theater from March 30th through April 9th. (more...)

2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awardees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

Two-time Tony Award nominated costume designer Carrie Robbins, and scenic, lighting, costume designer and educator Lloyd Burlingame are among the 2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 4, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Ms. Robbins was selected to receive the 2012 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design, and Mr. Burlingame will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. (more...)

Carol Burnett To Perform at IU Auditorium As 2011 Ralph L. Collins Memorial Lecturer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2011

Award-winning actress and best-selling author Carol Burnett will appear at Indiana University Auditorium April 18 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Local Talent Joins National Actors For Lyric's BOEING BOEING 3/30-4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

Lyric Theatre is bringing laughter to the Plaza Theater stage with the hilarious comedy, Boeing Boeing, showing at the Plaza Theater from March 30th through April 9th. (more...)

Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

The Colony Theatre Company is excited to present the fifth and final production of its 36th season, the classy, sassy musical, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!, conceived by Fran Charnas, directed & choreographed by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!) with musical direction by Dean Mora. (more...)

Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2011

The Colony Theatre Company is excited to present the fifth and final production of its 36th season, the classy, sassy musical, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!, conceived by Fran Charnas, directed & choreographed by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!) with musical direction by Dean Mora. (more...)

Anjelica Huston, Mia Farrow, Carol Burnett, Alan Alda & More Will Rotate Through All-Star Broadway Revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS at the Nederlander
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

A.R. Gurney's enduring romance about first loves and second chances, LOVE LETTERS, will have its first Broadway revival, beginning performances Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 8pm, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street). (more...)

Cabrillo Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Closes 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2011

The hills will be alive in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC. THE SOUND OF MUSIC clsoes Sunday, July 31st, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Old Globe's THE LAST ROMANCE Begins Previews 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2010

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast Premiere of Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro's The Last Romance. Old Globe Associate Artist and television icon Marion Ross will star with her longtime partner Paul Michael in the new romantic comedy which was written for them by DiPietro. (more...)

Cabrillo Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2011

The hills will be alive in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC. (more...)

Rebecca Finnegan Set for Porchlight's ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the first production in its new series presenting the 'lost' gems of one particular year in Broadway history, 'Porchlight Revisits...' The inaugural series focuses on the year 1964 and opens with Anyone Can Whistle, book by Arthur Laurents (Gypsy, West Side Story) and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Follies, Sweeney Todd), starring Rebecca Finnegan, with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham. Presented for one night only, Anyone Can Whistle plays Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Pace University Presents Fred Barton's 'An Evening with Jule Styne,' 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2013

On Saturday, March 9, noted arranger and producer, Fred Barton, whose work is heard regularly in concert halls around the country, is celebrating composer Jule Styne on the Schimmel stage. With the scores of such Broadway classics as Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Peter Pan, Bells Are Ringing, Gypsy and Funny Girl to his credit, composer Jule Styne ranks as one of the undisputed architects of the American musical theater. In addition to his legendary work in the theater Styne has also made Academy Award-winning contributions to the American Hollywood songbook writing songs for films such as Anchors Aweigh,Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Funny Girl, Funny Lady and Three Coins in a Fountain. (more...)

BRENDA Set for Fringe NYC at Robert Moss Theater, Begin. 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

BRENDA, a supernatural road-trip play written by EST Youngblood member and Yale graduate Cory Finley, will receive its world premiere in the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival. Performances begin August 13 at the Robert Moss Theater at 440 Studios. (more...)

Old Globe Presents DiPietro's THE LAST ROMANCE, 8/5-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2010

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast Premiere of Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro's The Last Romance. Old Globe Associate Artist and television icon Marion Ross will star with her longtime partner Paul Michael in the new romantic comedy which was written for them by DiPietro. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Original Cast Records' LOST BROADWAY AND MORE: VOLUME 5 Celebrates Comden, Green, and Styne
by David Clarke - Aug 25, 2014

Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jule Styne are all theater artists that still grab our attention. With Styne, Comden and Green created PETER PAN, BELLS ARE RINGING, DO RE MI, and others. Original Cast Records released LOST BROADWAY AND MORE: VOLUME 5, which is dedicated to the work of Comden, Green, and Styne, giving long time fans and newcomers a collection of the trio's best songs. (more...)

Sally Struthers to Star in Cabrillo Music Theatre's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2011

The sun will come out in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the hit musical, ANNIE. (more...)

Carol Burnett Comes To The Civic Center Of Des Moines 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2010

Legendary entertainer Carol Burnett comes to the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines for an exclusive one-night-only engagement of her Q & A format, LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION WITH CAROL BURNETT: A CONVERSATION WITH CAROL WHERE THE AUDIENCE ASKS THE QUESTIONS on Wednesday, November 3, 2010. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Salutes Comden and Green: It's a Perfect Relationship
by Don Grigware - Apr 8, 2013

On Sunday April 7 Kritzerland presented its monthly tribute to great composers, this time around in honor ofthe incomparable lyricists Betty Comden and Adolph Green, entitled Just in Time: The Songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. (more...)

Porchlight Announces 2013 - 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Michael Weber, managing artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, is proud to announce Porchlight's 19th season. The 2013 - 2014 season includes the Chicago premiere of the new musical farce Double Trouble, August 31 - October 6; the "Fats" Waller revue Ain't Misbehavin', February 1 - March 9, 2014, the Broadway classic How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, April 26 - June 1, 2014 and a new "Lost Musicals" series Porchlight Revisits... taking audiences to a particular time and place in Broadway musical history. All Porchlight Main Stage and Porchlight Revisits… productions take place at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. "Early Bird" discount Season Subscriptions are on sale through July 1. Single tickets for all performances go on sale July 1 at stage773.com or by calling the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252. All subscriptions are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by phone at 773.777.9884. Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more by calling Peggy at 773.282.7427. (more...)

Porchlight Announces 2013 - 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Michael Weber, managing artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, has announced Porchlight's 19th season. The 2013 - 2014 season includes the Chicago premiere of the new musical farce Double Trouble, August 31 - October 6; the "Fats" Waller revue Ain't Misbehavin', February 1 - March 9, 2014, the Broadway classic How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, April 26 - June 1, 2014 and a new "Lost Musicals" series Porchlight Revisits... taking audiences to a particular time and place in Broadway musical history. All Porchlight Main Stage and Porchlight Revisits… productions take place at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. "Early Bird" discount Season Subscriptions are on sale through July 1. Single tickets for all performances go on sale July 1 at stage773.com or by calling the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252. All subscriptions are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by phone at 773.777.9884. Group discounts are available for groups of ten or more by calling Peggy at 773.282.7427. (more...)

Review - The Big Knife & Matilda
by Michael Dale - Apr 20, 2013

Theatre writers who were lured to that other coast by Hollywood greenbacks have been known to express their disillusionment with the film industry via the Broadway stage.  George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart based their comedy Once In A Lifetime on their maddening movie studio experiences as did Betty Comden and Adolph Green with the musical Fade Out – Fade In. (more...)

Prolific Broadway Actor Mitchell Jason Passes Away at 92
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Variety writes that Broadway, film and television actor Mitchell Jason passed away on March 11, 2014. He was 92. (more...)

SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR and More Lead Musicals Tonight's 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

Musicals Tonight's 2012-2013 Season includes Fade Out - Fade In by Comden & Green and Jule Styne, Strike Up the Band George & Ira Gershwin, Same Time, Next Year - The Musical a Premiere and Leave It to Jane by Jerome Kern. See full details below. (more...)

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