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Belasco Theatre (New York, NY)
111 West 44th St.

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Based on the trilogy of novels Marius, Fanny and Cesar by Marcel Pagnol

BWW Review: Teenage Thirst for Knowledge About Sex, Love And Relationships Plays Out In SPRING AWAKENING
by Jade Kops - May 6, 2016

SPRING AWAKENING proves that the issues of sexuality, relationships and the need for knowledge that challenged teenagers in the 19th Century are still as relevant in the 21st Century. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at LA DOUBLE COQUETTE, 6/4
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2016

What happens when a good-looking, double-crossing cross-dresser meets her match(es) in beautiful costumes designed by leading French artist Annette Messager ("a bold messenger of feminist art," The New York Times)? The very French La Double Coquette, Ensemble Amarillis' charming update of an opera comique by Antoine Dauvergne, first presented in 1753. Glorious voices bring Dauvergne's gorgeous score to life, with 32 additions - supplements, asides, codas, and new harmonies that seamlessly complement the original score -- by contemporary French composer Gerard Pesson, and a cheeky, updated libretto by French poet Pierre Alferi. In a plot reminiscent of a farce by Marivaux, two women compete for the same fickle lover. The acoustic heaven of the Alexander Kasser Theater is the perfect place to hear this lovely baroque classic (sung in French with English and French supertitles) performed by a gifted cast and the superb musicians of the 11-member Ensemble Amarillis. Amarillis is now one of Europe's most original Baroque ensembles, known for its fine sound and excellent instrumental technique. Fresh from the Spoleto Festival, this is the NY/NJ area premiere of this saucy chamber opera produced by Festival d'Automne a Paris. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG and THE HUMANS Top 2016 New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The New York Drama Critics' Circle just announced its 2015-2016 Best Play and Best Musical: Stephen Karam's THE HUMANS and George C. Wolfe, Eubie Blake and Noble Sissle's SHUFFLE ALONG, OR THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 1921 AND ALL THAT FOLLOWED. (more...)

Entrepreneur Brothers Eclipse Crowdfunding Goal with the Wallet Buckle
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

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The Old Vic Announces New Season - Glenda Jackson Returns in KING LEAR, John Boyega in WOYZECK, ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Old Vic today announces Artistic Director Matthew Warchus' second season, continuing a wide-ranging programme that includes world premieres, new writing, musicals, classic revivals and The Old Vic Variety Nights. There will also be a new strand of children's programming to engage the next generation of theatregoers, demonstrating Matthew's 'something for everyone' approach. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Shows Class and Love After Tony Non-Nomination
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

Despite not being nominated this year, six-time Tony winner is happy to celebrate. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Set for Rockwell Table and Stage, 6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

An Evening of Classic Broadway, the popular ongoing line-up show now in its second year, will be back at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday evening, June 13th. (more...)

ZIEGFELD GIRLS to be Held at Lang Recital Hall, 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City will present ZIEGFELD GIRLS, a multi-media event hosted by Martin Schneit, with special guest stars Jamie Buxton, Erin Cronican and Candice Oden, on Saturday, May 28th, 2016. The event will take place at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue), and tickets for the 3:30pm performance are now on sale. (more...)

Bid For A Backstage Tour From SHUFFLE ALONG's Brooks Ashmanskas, Support Transport Group
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

One of Broadway's funniest performers offers a backstage tour in a new Charitybuzz auction. (more...)

The Attic Theater Company to Present ON THE VERGE at Walkerspace This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Attic Theater Company (Laura Braza, Artistic Director, and Ted Caine, Executive Director) returns to New York City for its annual Off-Broadway summer production. The critically acclaimed company will present Eric Overmyer's comedy ON THE VERGE, directed by Laura Braza.  ON THE VERGE will play a strictly limited Off-Broadway engagement at Walkerspace (46 Walker Street, NYC) beginning Saturday, June 18th through Saturday, July 9th, 2016.  The Press Opening is scheduled for Thursday, June 23rd.  Tickets, priced at $25.00, are on sale now online at http://www.theattictheaterco.com/#!upcoming/c6v5. (more...)

Dagoll Dagom presenta el reparto de SCARAMOUCHE en Barcelona
by Roberto Rodrguez - May 23, 2016

La compañía Dagoll Dagom ha presentado hoy en Barcelona a  los actores que integran el reparto de SCARAMOUCHE, su nuevo musical de gran formato, que cuenta con música de Albert Guinovart y libreto de Joan Lluís Bozzo. Se estrenará el próximo 23 de septiembre en el Teatre Victòria de la capital catalana. (more...)

BWW Interview: Finally Fanny- Shoshana Bean Gets Ready to Play Her Dream Role in FUNNY GIRL!
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2016

It's a role that she's been waiting her whole life to perform. Now Shoshana Bean is getting her chance. (more...)

DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Announces Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Dallas Summer Musicals is a nonprofit organization committed to education, which led to begin the awards program patterned after Broadway's Tony Awards®. DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards brings stars, community celebrities, show business veterans and Dallas leaders together for an evening of celebration. (more...)

Old Red Lion Theatre Sets a Season of Sport
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

The Old Red Lion Theatre is proud to present London's first festival of sports in theatre, a season of work exploring the highs and the lows of the sporting world. Tackling homophobia, bullying, tragedy and triumph, as the UK gears up for Euro 2016, Dressing Rooms offers a month of stunning theatre. Featuring Richard Sheridan's acclaimed Odd Shaped Balls, Forrester & Fletcher's dystopian satire of a world without football One Year Off and Jamie Eastlake's adrenaline-laced revival of Luke Barnes' Bottleneck. (more...)

VIDEO: Shoshana Bean's Stunning Rendering of 'Stone Cold' For Postmodern Jukebox
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The soon to be star of North Shore Music Theatre's FUNNY GIRL puts her personal stamp on Demi Lovato's hit. (more...)

Sheridan Smith FUNNY GIRL Cast Recording To Be Released July 8th
by Michael Dale - May 18, 2016

Pre-orders for the Menier Chocolate Factory production that transferred to the West End's Savoy Theatre are now being taken by Amazon. (more...)

Cast Announced for MOLIERE at the Drayton Arms
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Critically acclaimed French theatre company Exchange Theatre have announced the cast of their new adaptation of Moliere's rarely-performed French farce The Doctor In Spite of Himself, playing in both English and French as part of the Bastille Festival 2016, which returns to the Drayton Arms Theatre this summer. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Open 30th Season with Midwestern Premiere of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Direct from Broadway and in its Mid-Western premiere, the refreshingly modern romantic comedy, It Shoulda Been You launches STAGES St. Louis' celebratory 30th Anniversary Season. This hilarious and heartwarming new musical about a madcap wedding celebration will run June 3rd - July 3rd at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN: IN PERSON Cast Album To Be Released on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - May 14, 2016

The premiere recording of ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's musical play 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' which was developed at the 13th Street Theater in New York City, will be released June 3rd.  Jed Peterson, who's starred Off-Broadway in such shows as 'Hard Times' and 'Nevsky Prospect,' and has been featured on television's  'Madame Secretary,' stars as Mr. Berlin.  Richard Danley is musical director.  Choreography and tap-dancing are by Rayna Hirt.  Hawkins Gardow is special guest artist. Music preparation is by Donald Brown.   Peter Charney and Matthew Nardozzi are assistants to the producers.  The CD, being distributed exclusively in the United States via CDBaby, will be available on CDBaby.com, Amazon.com, iTunes, Footlight Records, Google Music, etc. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Host 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

The Actors Fund will celebrate Broadway's Biggest Night at the 20th Anniversary Tony Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, June 12, 2016 (3:30-8:00pm) at the legendary Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.  (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's New Star Rhiannon Giddens Gets Her First Taste of Tap Dancing
by Michael Dale - May 13, 2016

Her singing has helped her win a Grammy, but her Broadway debut will require her to learn tap dancing. (more...)

Full Company Announced for Shoshana Bean-Led FUNNY GIRL at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is announcing full cast and creative team is being announced for the sparkling new production of FUNNY GIRL. They will be joining Shoshana Bean who was previously announced in the role of Fanny Brice. FUNNY GIRL starts performances on Tuesday, June 7 and plays thru Sunday, June 19, 2016.  (more...)

Natasha J. Barnes to Step in as 'Fanny Brice' in FUNNY GIRL; Sheridan Smith Takes Leave
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Natasha J Barnes plays the role of Fanny Brice in Funny Girl at the Savoy Theatre for a short period whilst Sheridan Smith takes 2 - 4 weeks leave of absence from the production due to stress and exhaustion.   (more...)

BWW TV: SHUFFLE ALONG Tony Nominees Celebrate the News; Plus New Performance Footage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened on April 28 on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. The musical nabbed a total of 10 Tony nominations this year, including nods for Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Featured Actor and Actress, Best Scenic Design, Best Costume Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Direction, Best Choreography and Best Orchestrations. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with the nominees -- hear what they had to say about the show, plus watch new performance highlights, in the video below! (more...)

VIDEOS: SHUFFLE ALONG's Grammy-Winning New Star Rhiannon Giddens Will Sub During Audra McDonald's Maternity Leave
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2016

The country blues singer will be making her Broadway debut as Lottie Gee. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Heading Down Under Next Spring; Rebecca LaChance to Star?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that the multi award-winning Broadway hit musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian premiere at a newly refurbished Sydney Lyric Theatre from September 2017. (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Photo Coverage: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just last night, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Benjamin Eakeley Talks BROADWAY SWINGER, SHE LOVES ME, and Career
by David Clarke - Apr 29, 2016

This past January, Broadway performer Benjamin Eakeley charmed audiences at Feinstein's/54 Below with Broadway Swinger. In anticipation of the encore performance, BroadwayWorld chatted with Eakeley about his solo cabaret show; SHE LOVES ME, his current Broadway gig; and his 1960s musical heavy career. (more...)

Hawaii Symphony Orchestra to Present TOTALLY 80s, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Take a trip back in time to one of the greatest decades for pop music - the Eighties - with the Hawai'i Symphony Orchestra (HSO) at Totally 80s on Friday, May 6 at 7:30 pm. Maestro Stuart Chafetz conducts and hosts this jam-packed night that celebrates the music of the Eighties - a decade of fantastic music and fashion. Vocalists Aaron Finley and Nicole Parker join the HSO for songs made famous by icons such as Elton John, Phil Collins, TOTO, Cyndi Lauper, Sting, Lionel Ritchie, Michael Jackson and many more. (more...)

VIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Makes Taped Appearance For JEOPARDY!'s Broadway Category
by Michael Dale - Apr 28, 2016

The 6-time Tony Award winner gives the $1,000 answer in today's Broadway category. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG Makes Profit-Sharing Strides with Workshop Benefits
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Following the news that HAMILTON's original stars will see a share of the blockbuster musical's takings, the company of Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG has won profit-sharing participation of its own. (more...)

Simply Full of Jazz! Meet the Whole Cast of 'SHUFFLE ALONG', Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. SHUFFLE ALONG has a new book and is directed by George C. Wolfe, choreographed by Savion Glover. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch SUNDAY MORNING's recent behind-the-scenes look at the show! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opens tonight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. (more...)

HBO to Premiere ALL THE WAY, Starring Tony Winner Bryan Cranston, 5/21
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Following its critically acclaimed, award-winning Broadway run, ALL THE WAY, a riveting behind-the-scenes look at President Lyndon B. Johnson's tumultuous first year in office in the wake of President Kennedy's assassination, comes to HBO on SATURDAY, MAY 21  (more...)

Photo Flash: Travel Back to 1921 with the Star-Studded Company of SHUFFLE ALONG!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, will open this week on Broadway. Working alongside such Tony-winning Broadway legends as Savion Glover, Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and Brian Stokes Mitchell are young performers making their debut on the Great White Way.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Who's on the Wheel of Life? Meet the Full Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, with direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), officially opens tonight, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at SHUFFLE ALONG on Broadway + Meet the Young Cast in Rehearsal
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, will open this week on Broadway. Working alongside such Tony-winning Broadway legends as Savion Glover, Audra McDonald, Billy Porter and Brian Stokes Mitchell are young performers making their debut on the Great White Way. Today on CBS, Maurice DuBois gave 'Sunday Morning' a peak backstage. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22
by Nora Dominick - Apr 22, 2016

Still gushing over Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton winning a Pulitzer Prize? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 21, 2016

Last night, the Sheridan Smith-starring revival of FUNNY GIRL opened at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

Will SHUFFLE ALONG Be Considered a Revival or New Musical for the Tony Awards?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

With the announcement of the Drama League and Outer Critics Circle nominations, awards season is now in full swing, and though many shows have already seen love, one has been noticeably excluded- Shuffle Along. And there is a reason... (more...)

Review Roundup: Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Opens on the West End
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2016

Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice,Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS to Explode with Star-Studded Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Billboard Latin Music Awards “Billboard Duets” will feature performances by the “Queen of Rock” Alejandra Guzman, reggaeton duo Alexis y Fido, pianist Arthur Hanlon, DJ, producer and rapper DJ Snake (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Welcome Local, NYC Stars for 30th Season; Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Following its recent 2016 Arts Organization Award from the Missouri Arts Council and five St. Louis Theater Circle Awards, STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for its celebratory 30th Anniversary Season: It Shoulda Been You, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Sister Act. (more...)

BWW Review: Ohio State's THE COAST OF ILLYRIA Creatively Addresses the Issues of Mental Illness, Addiction
by Amanda Etchison - Apr 18, 2016

The Ohio State Department of Theatre's final main-stage production of the 2015-16 season invites audiences into a world of literary creativity. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 4/17/2016
by BWW - Apr 17, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/17/2016 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

US Premiere of Keats' THE DARK AGES: OTHO THE GREAT Opens 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Frank Farrell presents his adaptation of John Keats's only full-length play, retitled The Dark Ages: Otho the Great, based on the life of Otto I, German king in 936 CE and Holy Roman Emperor from 962 until his death in 973. The production depicts the tragic fate of Otho's valiant but hotheaded son Ludolph, whose unfaithful lover and her scheming brother induce him to rebel against his father and persecute his innocent cousin. The show runs 2 ½ hours with one intermission. (more...)

Calidore String Quartet Makes Carnegie Hall Debut on 5/10
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

The acclaimed Calidore String Quartet caps their artistic residency at Stony Brook University with a Carnegie Hall debut performance on Tuesday, May 10th at 8 p.m. in Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall. The concert propels the quartet into their next high-profile residency with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center II, slated to begin in the 2016 fall concert season. CSQ is the first North American ensemble to be awarded the prestigious Borletti-Buitoni fellowship. This Carnegie recital will feature string quartet works by masterful composers, including two late works by Mozart and Mendelssohn - Mozart's String Quartet in D Major, K. 575 and Mendelssohn's String Quartet in F Minor, Op. 80 - and an early yet radical chamber work by Hindemith, String Quartet No. 4, Op. 22. Tickets start at $35 and are available via CarnegieCharge at (212) 247-7800, at the box office at 57th Street and 7th Avenue or online at www.carnegiehall.org. (more...)

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