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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.

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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.



Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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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...)

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 Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (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...)

BWW Reviews: Allison Brush Makes Cabaret Debut at Upstair's at Vitello's
by Don Grigware - Sep 16, 2014

Actress/lawyer Allison Brush made her very well-received cabaret debut at Upstairs at Vitello's Sunday September 14 with her show entitled For This You Went to Law School? Once an actress/singer, Brush, discouraged by rejection like many, left the profession and studied law, passing the bar exam on her first try. Now after many successful years as a lawyer, in which she claims she was miserable, she is returning to show biz, something she has sorely missed. In fact, participating in weekly sessions of Open Mic at the Gardenia and studying with songstress/master teacher Karen Morrow - law by day and singing at night - singing became her therapy. (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber previously announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink, starring Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally, with direction and choreography by PMT Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by Ryan Brewster. Porchlight Revisits The Rink is presented for three-nights-only tonight, Oct. 4 through Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's In The Heights (previews begin September 9) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN Begins Previews Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

VH Theatrical Development Foundation proudly announces the Off-Broadway premiere of THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN, a new play by acclaimed author Laura Pedersen, directed by Ludovica Villar-Hauser. THE BRIGHTNESS OF HEAVEN will be performed tonight, October 16th through Sunday, December 14th at the Cherry Lane Studio Theatre (38 Commerce Street, Manhattan). The Press Opening is Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 3PM. (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...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR to Close STNJ's 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey closes its 53rd season with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

Carol Burnett Penning Book About Her Long-Running Variety Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

According to the Wall Street Journal, current Love Letters star Carol Burnett is writing a book about her career-making '60s and '70s CBS variety show. She revealed the project during an event with Rosie O'Donnell at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on November 2. (more...)

Next Edition of Broadway at Good Theater to Run 12/3-7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Good Theater, the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, presents its 11th edition of Broadway at Good Theater December 3-7. These annual fundraising concerts combine Broadway tunes with holiday favorites for a sensational musical event. (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...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth, Carol Burnett & Many More Send Video Shout Outs for Shubert New Haven's 100th Birthday!
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

New Haven's legendary Shubert Theatre is turning 100 on December 11, 2014 - and to celebrate the milestone, they are asking performers to record a video greeting, sharing a memory of their time performing there, or just wishing the historic venue a 'Happy 100th Birthday!!' (more...)

Staten Island's St. George Theatre Presents 'An Evening With Carol Burnett' Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2015

Staten Island's St. George Theatre presents 'An Evening With Carol Burnett', tonight, May 9th at 8 pm. (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...)

New Random Acts Theatre Company Launches With ALL OUR TWILIGHT, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

Artistic Director Bryan Renaud is proud to announce the launch of Random Acts Theatre Company and its debut production of All Our Twilight, a world premiere written by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. The musical parody, directed by Renaud, will play at the Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, tonight, March 7th, 14th, 22nd, 29th all at 7:00PM. (more...)

Staten Island's St. George Theatre to Present 'An Evening With Carol Burnett', 5/9
by TV News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Staten Island's St. George Theatre presents 'An Evening With Carol Burnett', on Saturday May 9th at 8 pm. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits Staged Concert Series to Close with CHESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Chess, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. Porchlight Revisits Chess is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Dreamgirls (previews begin April 8) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Chess are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the performance. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multi-media presentation, created and hosted by Weber, that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and more. Single tickets to Chess are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Heidi Kettenring Makes Porchlight Music Theatre Debut in 'APPLAUSE' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the second production in the third smash season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, PORCHLIGHT REVISTS...APPLAUSE, featuring book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams, with direction and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik, music direction by Nick Sula. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (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...)

Stage & Screen Star Carol Burnett to Receive 2015 SAG Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Carol Burnett – comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author – has been named the 52nd recipient of SAG-AFTRA's highest tribute: the SAG Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. (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...)

BROADWAY LOVES KATY PERRY, Charles Busch & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

This week at 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 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Billy Coyne Set for Late Night at 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event:  (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Carol Burnett Returns to CBS's HAWAII FIVE-O
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Carol Burnett returns as McGarrett's Aunt Deb on CBS's HAWAII FIVE-0. Watch a sneak peek! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Carol Burnett's Moving SAG AWARD Acceptance Speech
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 31, 2016

During the ceremony, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler presented Carol Burnett with the 52nd Life Achievement Award, following a filmed salute to the comedic trailblazer, actor, singer, dancer, producer and author. (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Bill Coyne Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by Something New with Joel B. New - Jan 19, 2015

In Episode 305, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with Bill Coyne, an actor, singer, and the creator of MuseMatch, a concert series that pairs artists for a 'blind date' to create, bold new work for the benefit of charities. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Carol Burnett Returns to CBS's HAWAII FIVE-O Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Carol Burnett returns as McGarrett's Aunt Deb on CBS's HAWAII FIVE-0. Watch a sneak peek! (more...)

Heidi Kettenring to Make Porchlight Music Theatre Debut in 'APPLAUSE'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the second production in the third smash season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, PORCHLIGHT REVISTS...APPLAUSE, featuring book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Lee Adams, with direction and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik, music direction by Nick Sula. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/28/2016
by BWW - Feb 28, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/28/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 2/21/2016
by BWW - Feb 21, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/21/2016 for Chicago (more...)

New Random Acts Theatre Company to Launch With ALL OUR TWILIGHT, 3/7-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Artistic Director Bryan Renaud is proud to announce the launch of Random Acts Theatre Company and its debut production of All Our Twilight, a world premiere written by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. The musical parody, directed by Renaud, will play at the Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, March 7th, 14th, 22nd, 29th all at 7:00PM. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Carol Burnett to Receive SAG Life Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

During the announcements, it was revealed that Carol Burnett will be the recipient of the 52nd Annual SAG Life Achievement Award. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2014

Today we turn our attention to a Golden Age master who was celebrated earlier this week via PETER PAN LIVE! and rightly so given this is now his centennial year, Adolph Green. (more...)

Next Edition of Broadway at Good Theater Runs Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Good Theater, the professional company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, presents its 11th edition of Broadway at Good Theater tonight, December 3, through December 7. These annual fundraising concerts combine Broadway tunes with holiday favorites for a sensational musical event. (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Closes STNJ's 53rd Season, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey closes its 53rd season with THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR by William Shakespeare, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 7 - Nobody Does It Like Carol Burnett & Alan Alda!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 19, 2014

For Day 7 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas 'video finds,' we present Carol Burnett and Alan Alda. They both boast Broadway pedigrees. (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...)

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...)

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...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/26/2016 - TUCK EVERLASTING Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: TUCK EVERLASTING officially opens on Broadway, and Blue Man Group holds open auditions in Atlanta! (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (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...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Revisit CHESS as Part of Ongoing Series, 5/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in the third smash season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Chess, music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, lyrics by Tim Rice and Bjorn Ulvaeus and book by Tim Rice, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier and music direction by Jimmy Morehead. Porchlight Revisits Chess is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 3 through Thursday, May 5 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Dreamgirls (previews begin April 8) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Chess are $30 in advance and $35 at the door the night of the performance. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multi-media presentation, created and hosted by Weber, that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and more. Single tickets to Chess are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  The 2016 - 2017 season subscriptions to Porchlight Revisits includes The Rink (October 4 - 6), Little Me (February 28 - March 2, 2017) and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever (May 9 - 11, 2017) are also available at porchlightmusictheatre.org.  (more...)

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