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Connelly Theatre (New York, NY)
220 E. 4th St. (between Avenues A and B)

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A collection of related chamber musicals focusing on the wives of American presidents and the people around them. Over Texas visits the Secretaries of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy as they fly into Dallas on November 22, 1963. In Where's Mamie? Mamie Eisenhower travels through time and space to warn her husband off an affair and of the upcoming racial strife during his presidency. The comic Olio features Margaret Truman attempting to sing at a recital while she is constantly interrupted by Lady Bess. The final piece, "Eleanor Sleeps Here," finds Eleanor Roosevelt and Lorena Hickok flying over Washington with Amelia Earhart

Photo Flash: Caissie Levy, Mary Testa, Rachel Bay Jones & More in Rehearsal for LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

With book, music, and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and directed by Kirsten Sanderson, performances begin Tuesday, October 6 with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 21. Check out a first look at the starry cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 3-9
by Nora Dominick - Oct 9, 2015

Trying to get tickets to all the new shows on Broadway? Still trying to win the #Ham4Ham lottery? 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: First Look at Caissie Levy, Mary Testa, Rachel Bay Jones & More in LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

A new musical by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE is running at The Public Theater through Sunday, November 15, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 21. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

Caissie Levy, Mary Testa, Rachel Bay Jones & More Lead LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, Beginning Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

The world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting at The Public Theater, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, begins previews tonight, October 6, and runs through Sunday, November 15, with an official press opening on Wednesday, October 21. (more...)

The Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the critically acclaimed FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be released later this season. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release today, October 30; and international digital release on Friday, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Friday, December 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Norm Lewis, Heidi Blickenstaff and More in FIRST YOU DREAM - THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB, Premiering on PBS, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

FIRST YOU DREAM-THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB premieres Friday, November 20, 2015 on PBS. The tribute to the legendary songwriting team of Cabaret and Chicago is part of the fifth PBS Arts Fall Festival and includes performances by an all-star cast of Tony Award winners and nominees.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Norm Lewis, Heidi Blickenstaff, Julia Murney and More in FIRST YOU DREAM - THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB Trailer, Premiering on PBS, 11/20
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2015

FIRST YOU DREAM—THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB premieres Friday, November 20, 2015 on PBS. The tribute to the legendary songwriting team of Cabaret and Chicago is part of the fifth PBS Arts Fall Festival and includes performances by an all-star cast of Tony Award winners and nominees. (more...)

Ghostlight Will Release Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Ghostlight Records will soon release the original cast album of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, written by Michael John LaChiusa. A release date has not yet been announced, but it is currently available for preorder HERE. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' Track
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release on Friday, October 30; and international digital release on Friday, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Friday, December 18. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael John LaChiusa's Dazzlingly Intelligent And Intriguing FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2015

The moms steal the show in this exploration of highly public mother/daughter relationships. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Takes Opening Night Bows at The Public
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 22, 2015

The world premiere musical First Daughter Suite, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting at The Public Theater, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, runs now through Sunday, November 15, the show just opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at the Public Theater!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 22, 2015

The world premiere musical First Daughter Suite, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting atThe Public Theater, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, runs now through Sunday, November 15, the show just opened last night. Check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Opens at The Public
by Review Roundups - Oct 21, 2015

The world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting at The Public Theater, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, officially opens tonight, October 21, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Caissie Levy, Mary Testa, Rachel Bay Jones & More Lead LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, Opening Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The world premiere musical First Daughter Suite, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting at The Public Theater, directed by Kirsten Sanderson, runs now through Sunday, November 15, with an official press opening tonight, October 21. (more...)

VIDEO: FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE's Betsy Morgan's Quick Change From Trisha Nixon To Susan Ford
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2015

A crack team helps her transform from the nervous bride to the cool photographer. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch 'Amy Carter' and More in Four Numbers from FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at The Public
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2015

Below, watch several numbers from the The Public Theater's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, including the 'Opening Number', 'Amy Carter's Fabulous Dream Adventure', 'Patti by the Pool', and 'In the Deep Bosom of the Ocean Buried'! (Plus click here to watch 'Happy Pat'.) (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 30, 2015
by - Nov 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Barbara Walsh Perform 'Happy Pat' from FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2015

The Public Theater is presenting First Daughter Suite, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, First Daughter Suite began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording ofFirst Daughter Suite to be released later this season. Below, watch as Barbara Walsh Performs 'Happy Pat.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch NOW! FIRST YOU DREAM, Starring Kate Baldwin, Norm Lewis, and More!
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2015

The tribute to the legendary songwriting team of Cabaret and Chicagois part of the fifth PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL and includes performances by an all-star cast of Tony Award winners and nominees. Watch the full performance online now! (more...)

Rumer Willis Spotted In Central Park Filming Michael John LaChiusa's HELLO AGAIN
by Michael Dale - Nov 17, 2015

Photos were snapped at Bow Bridge of the recent CHICAGO star wearing a 1940s-style ensemble. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

Joe Iconis' New Musical BE MORE CHILL Cast Recording Out on Digital Next Week; Download 'Halloween' Track
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Ghostlight Records and Two River Theater announce the release of the Original Cast Recording of the new musical BE MORE CHILL, with a U.S. Digital Release today, October 30; and international digital release today, November 13; with physical CDs in stores and online Today, December 18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Sing in New Promo for FIRST YOU DREAM on PBS!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2015

FIRST YOU DREAM-THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB premieres Friday, November 20, 2015 on PBS. The tribute to the legendary songwriting team of Cabaret and Chicagois part of the fifth PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL and includes performances by an all-star cast of Tony Award winners and nominees. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek below! (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...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

Fashion Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE Begins Previews This Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the World Premiere of SHOES & BAGGAGE, a one-woman musical about the "high of the buy." It is written and performed by Broadway veteran Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, The Women) with music by Drama Desk nominee Tom Kochan (Almost, Maine). Directed by Joe Barros , previews begin May 5 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, May 12. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Team Announced for Two River Theater's I REMEMBER MAMA
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, announces the full cast and creative team for its production of I Remember Mama, directed by Jack Cummings III. (more...)

LaChiusa's 'FIRST LADY' Follow-Up with Mary Testa and Rachel Bay Jones, THE ODYSSEY Musical Adaptation & More Set for The Public's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's 2015-16 season, continuing the theater's six-decade tradition of producing theater that is accessible to all. (more...)

New One-Woman Musical SHOES AND BAGGAGE to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Nancy Manocherian's the cell presents the World Premiere of SHOES & BAGGAGE, a one-woman musical about the "high of the buy." Written and performed by Broadway veteran Cheryl Stern (La Cage Aux Folles, The Women), it is directed by Joe Barros with music by Emmy Award-winning composer Tom Kochan. Previews begin May 5 at the cell with opening slated for Thursday, May 12. NOTE: this limited engagement is produced on an Off-Broadway contract. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Next week Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and more! (more...)

Transport Group to Host 'Gimme a Break!' Benefit in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Transport Group, the Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, and OBIE Award-winning theatre company, has announced its annual gala Gimme a Break!, and will honor 5-Time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa and TheaterMania.com and its CEO Gretchen Shugart, on Monday, March 7, 2016 at the New York Times Center, 242 West 41st Street with the Transporting American Theatre Award for their significant contributions to the American Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Amanda Green and Leigh Silverman About AN AMERICAIN BOY
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 12, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

BWW News: St. Louis Theatre Circle Announces Nominees for 2014
by Chris Gibson - Feb 3, 2015

New Line Theatre's production of BONNIE & CLYDE tied with Stages St. Louis' rendition of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING with nine nominations apiece for the St. Louis Theater Circle Awards to lead nominations for all shows produced by local professional theater companies in 2014. (more...)

FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Original Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE -- written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson -- in digital formats today, February 26. The physical CD will be online and in stores on Frida­­y, April 1. (more...)

John Cariani, Mary Testa, Max von Essen and More Set for Transport Group's GIMME A BREAK! Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just in, multiple-time Tony and Drama Desk nominees Kate Baldwin, John Cariani, Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney, Mary Testa, Max von Essen, will be some of the performers at Transport Group's annual gala, 'Gimme a Break!' on March 7, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kate Shindle Moves the Crowd with Kerrigan & Lowdermilk's 'Ghost Light'
by Nora Dominick - Feb 19, 2016

In December, Kate Shindle took the stage at Feinstein's/54Below to perform 'Ghost Light' by Kerrigan and Lowdermilk. The concert was directed by Brandon Ivie. (more...)

Cast Album for Michael John LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be Released Digitally This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson. (more...)

NY Public Library's Doug Reside on Billy Rose Theatre Division's Year in Acquisitions
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Dec 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside, Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division at the The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Breaking News: Caissie Levy, Mary Testa, Rachel Bay Jones & More Will Lead Female Cast of LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed the complete casting today for the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, written by Michael John LaChiusa, and debuting at The Public Theater. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, tonight, April 28, 2016 at 7pm and tomorrow, April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS with Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

A friendly reminder! MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) continues the 2015-2016 season with Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate's tempestuous Baroque opera, DIDO AND AENEAS, on April 28, 2016 at 7pm and April 29, 2016 at 8pm at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street, New York City. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary Testa in PERICLES at Two River Theatre 4/16 to 5/8
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 12, 2016

We interviewed Mary Testa who will perform in Two River Theater's production of 'Pericles' from April 16th to May 8th. Testa spoke to us about her career, the show and working on the Red Bank stage. (more...)

LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Cast Album Now Available in Stores
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE - written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson - online and in stores today, Frida­­y, April 1. The album was released in digital formats on Friday, February 26. (more...)

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