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GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American Musical Theater who gave us such songs asYankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway. The show follows him over a 60-year period period from the late 1880s until 1937. The story begins with his childhood in Rhode Island on the vaudeville circuit with his parents and sister as "The Four Cohans," continuing to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.


Dancers Over 40 to Honor Joe Layton 10/20 with 'I LIKE YOUR STYLE' Tribute at St. Luke's TheaterDancers Over 40 to Honor Joe Layton 10/20 with 'I LIKE YOUR STYLE' Tribute at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

I LIKE YOUR STYLE: A TRIBUTE TO JOE LAYTON, hosted by six-time Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch, will take place Monday, October 20th, 2014, at 7 pm, St. Luke's Theater, 308 West 46th St., NYC. Featuring performances by Loni Ackerman, Jill O'Hara, Walter Willison, rare video footage of Layton shows, and a gaggle of gypsies to discuss Joe's Life and Legacy. (more...)

13th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out 10/1813th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Famed gossip columnist Liz Smith -- "the Grande Dame of Dish" -- has won countless honors, including an Emmy Award, in her long career. But she's never before been depicted on the stage. In "Theater Boys" -- the new musical comedy by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, now playing at the 13th Street Repertory Theater -- she's not only a character in the show, she's the subject of a whole song about her, a rousing fast-boogie simply titled "Liz Smith." That song will also be heard on the show's cast album (sung by Ricky Schroder and the ensemble), being released October 18th. (more...)

Bruce Vilanch Will Host The Joe Layton Tribute at St.Luke'sTheater, 10/20Bruce Vilanch Will Host The Joe Layton Tribute at St.Luke'sTheater, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Dancers Over 40 honors prolific director/choreographer Joe Layton, who crossed all mediums to create memorable musicals, TV specials, concerts and much more, including Two by Two, Sail Away, Once Upon a Mattress, Sound of Music, No Strings, Dear World, George M!, and Barnum, just to name a few. DO40 members who have worked with Joe on multiple shows and will be panelists include Nicole Barth, James Dybas, Dorothy Frank Danner, Carolyn Kirsch, Sondra Lee, Lawrence Leritz, Patti Mariano, Lawrence Merritt and Mary Zahn. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next MonthEncompass New Opera Theatre to Honor Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th star-studded musical salute honoring two luminaries of the American musical theater -- Tony and Academy Award-winning legend Joel Grey and celebrated, award-winning composer Jeanine Tesori. (more...)

Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County Presents BACKHAUSDANCE, 9/25-27Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County Presents BACKHAUSDANCE, 9/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County (SOC) at The Garden Grove Amphitheater concludes its 2014 season of ONE BIG FAMILY UNDER THE STARS under new Producing Artistic Director, John Walcutt Sept. 25-27. Taking over this season from founding Artistic Director Thomas F. Bradac after 34 years, Walcutt breathed new life, breadth, and influence into the beautiful outdoor venue, with a long summer of stunning variety and critical achievement. (more...)

Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County Presents BACKHAUSDANCE This WeekendShakespeare/Summerfest Orange County Presents BACKHAUSDANCE This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County (SOC) at The Garden Grove Amphitheater concludes its 2014 season of ONE BIG FAMILY UNDER THE STARS under new Producing Artistic Director, John Walcutt this weekend, Sept. 25-27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dancers Over 40 Supports BC/EFA at 2014 Broadway Flea MarketPhoto Flash: Dancers Over 40 Supports BC/EFA at 2014 Broadway Flea Market
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Dancers Over 40 raised $3,500 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at this year's 2014 Broadway Flea Market, held yesterday, Sunday, September 21. Scroll down for photos of the team! (more...)

Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County Presents BACKHAUSDANCE, 9/25-27Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County Presents BACKHAUSDANCE, 9/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Shakespeare/Summerfest Orange County (SOC) at The Garden Grove Amphitheater concludes its 2014 season of ONE BIG FAMILY UNDER THE STARS under new Producing Artistic Director, John Walcutt Sept. 25-27. Taking over this season from founding Artistic Director Thomas F. Bradac after 34 years, Walcutt breathed new life, breadth, and influence into the beautiful outdoor venue, with a long summer of stunning variety and critical achievement. (more...)

Playwright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This YearPlaywright Chip Deffaa to Have Four NYC Runs This Year
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Most playwrights would be happy to have one script of theirs produced in New York in a year. "Theater Boys"--which opens tomorrow, September 21st at the 13th Street Repertory Theater--is the third show by ASCAP award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa to open this year. (more...)

THEATER BOYS to Offer TalkbacksTHEATER BOYS to Offer Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will offer talkbacks--in which audience members can ask any questions they like of the actors, playwright, and choreographers-after select performances of ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's new musical comedy, "Theater Boys." The show-about actors auditioning for a gay musical--opens Sunday, September 21st. Talkbacks will held after the following performances: Sunday, September 21st at 3 p.m; Thursday, September 25th at 7 pm; Sunday, September 28th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, October 2nd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 5th at 3 p.m.; Thursday, Oct 9th at 7 pm; Sunday, October 12th at 3 p.m; Thursday October 16th at 7 p.m.; Thursday, October 23rd at 7 pm; Sunday, October 26th at 3 pm. (more...)

Prima Donnettes, 'NEVER MARRY A GIRL WITH COLD FEET' and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Cabaret SeasonPrima Donnettes, 'NEVER MARRY A GIRL WITH COLD FEET' and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 2014-2015 Cabaret season. Starting off the season are the full-bodied vocal stylings in Dancing in the Street with the Prima Donnettes. Next up is the heartfelt and unforgettable music of American Pie. Concluding the season is the entertaining and honest Never Marry a Girl With Cold Feet: And Other Life Lessons from Vaudeville. (more...)

Downstairs Cabaret Presents THE MAN WHO OWNED BROADWAY and GIRLS ONLY: THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN, Now thru 11/2Downstairs Cabaret Presents THE MAN WHO OWNED BROADWAY and GIRLS ONLY: THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN, Now thru 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Downstairs Cabaret presents The Man Who Owned Broadway and GIRLS ONLY: The Secret Comedy of Women today, Oct. 9-Nov. 2. (more...)

LEND ME A TENOR, WHITE CHRISTMAS and More Make Up Fulton Theatre's 2014-15 SeasonLEND ME A TENOR, WHITE CHRISTMAS and More Make Up Fulton Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Marc Robin, the Artistic Director of the historic Fulton Theatre in downtown Lancaster, has announced the company's lineup for its 2014/2015 Mainstage Season and the first fully produced play of the Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series. The lineup includes a hilarious farce, a holiday hit based on a classic Irving Berlin film musical, an Agatha Christie thriller, a Broadway hit that's a sexy game of cat and mouse, the Mel Brooks musical that took home the most Tony® Awards in history, a feel-good musical based on a Best Picture Oscar® Nominated Film, and perhaps the most magical musical of all time. (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY, Beginning TonightCharlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre today, October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

Downstairs Cabaret Presents THE MAN WHO OWNED BROADWAY and GIRLS ONLY: THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN, 10/09-11/02Downstairs Cabaret Presents THE MAN WHO OWNED BROADWAY and GIRLS ONLY: THE SECRET COMEDY OF WOMEN, 10/09-11/02
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

Downstairs Cabaret presents The Man Who Owned Broadway and GIRLS ONLY: The Secret Comedy of Women Oct. 9-Nov. 2. (more...)

TINTYPES Begins 11/7 at Theatre MemphisTINTYPES Begins 11/7 at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs ... patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular... brings to life the Great American Songbook. Tintypes will have two performance runs, November 7 - 22, 2014 and January 8 - 18, 2015. (more...)

Theatre Memphis to Present TINTYPES, Nov 7-22 and Jan 8-18Theatre Memphis to Present TINTYPES, Nov 7-22 and Jan 8-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs … patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular… brings to life the Great American Songbook. Tintypes will have two performance runs, November 7 - 22, 2014 and January 8 - 18, 2015. (more...)

CSO Presents Tribute to Boston Pops TonightCSO Presents Tribute to Boston Pops Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be opening its 2014/15 Luken Holdings Pops Series with a Boston Pops Tribute: A Salute to Arthur Fiedler and John Williams tonight, October 25 at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will be leading the first half with marches and light classics, favorites of Arthur Fiedler, a 50-year conductor for the Boston Pops. Works include The Washington Post, the George M. Cohan Salute, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, and Rachmaninoff's popular 2nd piano concerto. Michael Chertock, a featured guest with the Boston Pops for several years, will be featured on piano. (more...)

YANKEE DOODLE DANDY Now Available On Blu-rayYANKEE DOODLE DANDY Now Available On Blu-ray
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 24, 2014

Classic movie musical YANKEE DOODLE DANDY is now available on Blu-ray for the very first time. (more...)

Clive Davis, Patti LuPone, Billy Joel Band and More Inducted into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame TonightClive Davis, Patti LuPone, Billy Joel Band and More Inducted into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is proud to announce its 2014, and fifth Class of Honorees, to be inducted at its star-studded red carpet Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala tonight, October 23, 2014, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (more...)

Long Island Music Hall of Fame Celebrates 2014 Class of Honorees TonightLong Island Music Hall of Fame Celebrates 2014 Class of Honorees Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) is proud to announce its 2014, and fifth Class of Honorees, to be inducted at its star-studded red carpet Award Ceremony and Fundraising Gala tonight, October 23, 2014, at The Paramount in Huntington, NY. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Dancers Over 40 Honors Joe Layton at St. Luke's TheaterPhoto Flash Exclusive: Dancers Over 40 Honors Joe Layton at St. Luke's Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

I LIKE YOUR STYLE: A TRIBUTE TO JOE LAYTON, hosted by six-time Emmy Award winner Bruce Vilanch, took place Monday, October 20th, 2014, at 7 pm, St. Luke's Theater, 308 West 46th St., NYC. Featuring performances by Loni Ackerman, Jill O'Hara, Walter Willison, rare video footage of Layton shows, and a gaggle of gypsies to discuss Joe's Life and Legacy. (more...)

Frankie Grande, Lauren Zakrin to Join Broadway's ROCK OF AGES; Tony Nominee Constantine Maroulis Extends RunFrankie Grande, Lauren Zakrin to Join Broadway's ROCK OF AGES; Tony Nominee Constantine Maroulis Extends Run
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Producers of the five-time Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages announced today that 'Big Brother' starFrankie J. Grande will return to Broadway in the smash-hit musical beginning November 10, 2014. Grande will star in the role of 'Franz' - the free-spirited son of German developer Hertz Klineman, who threatens to tear down the Sunset Strip - through January 18, 2015. (more...)

Video Roundup: New ROCK OF AGES Star Frankie Grande Sings LITTLE SHOP, NEXT TO NORMAL & More!Video Roundup: New ROCK OF AGES Star Frankie Grande Sings LITTLE SHOP, NEXT TO NORMAL & More!
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the five-time Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages announced today that 'Big Brother' star Frankie J. Grande will return to Broadway in the smash-hit musical beginning November 10, 2014. Grande will star in the role of 'Franz' - the free-spirited son of German developer Hertz Klineman, who threatens to tear down the Sunset Strip - through January 18, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld celebrates his return to Broadway with a collection of some of his past performances, including some duets with his Broadway veteran sister, Ariana Grande! (more...)

Prima Donnettes, 'NEVER MARRY A GIRL WITH COLD FEET' and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Cabaret SeasonPrima Donnettes, 'NEVER MARRY A GIRL WITH COLD FEET' and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Cabaret Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 2014-2015 Cabaret season. Starting off the season are the full-bodied vocal stylings in Dancing in the Street with the Prima Donnettes. Next up is the heartfelt and unforgettable music of American Pie. Concluding the season is the entertaining and honest Never Marry a Girl With Cold Feet: And Other Life Lessons from Vaudeville. (more...)

Jon Peterson's HE WROTE GOOD SONGS Comes to The Triad, 10/27Jon Peterson's HE WROTE GOOD SONGS Comes to The Triad, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Monday, October 27 at 9:00 pm there will be a special performance at State 72 / The Triad, 158 West 72 Street (just off Broadway). Written and performed by Jon Peterson, "He Wrote Good Songs" is the story of Anthony Newley, the legendary British actor, singer, song-writer, director. (more...)

Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26Linda Lavin Joins Lineup of Stars Honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at Gala Celebration, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

Linda Lavin will be joining the lineup of stars honoring Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori at the Encompass New Opera Theatre's Gala celebration on Oct. 26th at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, New York City). (more...)

13th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out Today13th Street Rep's THEATER BOYS Cast Album Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2014

Famed gossip columnist Liz Smith -- 'the Grande Dame of Dish' -- has won countless honors, including an Emmy Award, in her long career. But she's never before been depicted on the stage. In 'Theater Boys' -- the new musical comedy by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, now playing at the 13th Street Repertory Theater -- she's not only a character in the show, she's the subject of a whole song about her, a rousing fast-boogie simply titled 'Liz Smith.' That song will also be heard on the show's cast album (sung by Ricky Schroder and the ensemble), being released today, October 18th. (more...)

CSO to Present Tribute to Boston Pops, 10/25CSO to Present Tribute to Boston Pops, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera will be opening its 2014/15 Luken Holdings Pops Series with a Boston Pops Tribute: A Salute to Arthur Fiedler and John Williams on Saturday, October 25 at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. Principal Pops Conductor Bob Bernhardt will be leading the first half with marches and light classics, favorites of Arthur Fiedler, a 50-year conductor for the Boston Pops. Works include The Washington Post, the George M. Cohan Salute, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, and Rachmaninoff's popular 2nd piano concerto. Michael Chertock, a featured guest with the Boston Pops for several years, will be featured on piano. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS & More Will Be Featured in CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS on PBSSINGIN' IN THE RAIN, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS & More Will Be Featured in CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Featuring some of the most iconic images ever recorded on film, five classic Hollywood musicals -- The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Singin' in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Viva Las Vegas -- take viewers on a journey across the Golden Age of movie musicals, spanning the days from the Great Depression all the way to the Civil Rights Movement. With foot-stomping dance numbers, Technicolor fantasy worlds, and soaring ballads sung by some of the world's most beloved stars, these movies still inspire audiences to laugh, love and dream -- even when times are tough. Hosted by Nick Clooney, CLASSIC HOLLYWOOD MUSICALS is part of special programming premiering on PBS stations beginning November 29, 2014 (check local listings). (more...)

13th Street Rep to Stage Five Shows About Irving Berlin13th Street Rep to Stage Five Shows About Irving Berlin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

When ASCAP Award-winning playwright/director Chip Deffaa's 'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue' has its world premiere at the 13th Street Repertory Theater on November 9th, it will be the second new show about Berlin to play the theater this year. (more...)

ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut November 11-16, today announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Jon Peterson's HE WROTE GOOD SONGS to Play State 72/The Triad, 10/27Jon Peterson's HE WROTE GOOD SONGS to Play State 72/The Triad, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Monday, October 27 at 9:00 pm there will be a special performance at State 72 / The Triad, 158 West 72 Street (just off Broadway). Written and performed by Jon Peterson, 'He Wrote Good Songs' is the story of Anthony Newley, the legendary British actor, singer, song-writer, director. (more...)

Encompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine TesoriEncompass New Opera Theatre Announces 10/26 Musical Salute Honoring Two Luminaries of American Musical Theater: Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Today, Nancy Rhodes, Artistic Director of Encompass New Opera Theatre and Gala Honorary Chairs Sheldon Harnick, John Kander, Tony Kushner and Maury Yeston announced the October 26th Star-Studded Musical Salute honoring Two Luminaries of the American Musical Theater -- Tony and Academy Award Winning Legend JOEL GREY and Celebrated Award Winning Composer JEANINE TESORI. (more...)

TINTYPES Begins Tonight at Theatre MemphisTINTYPES Begins Tonight at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs ... patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular... brings to life the Great American Songbook. Tintypes will have two performance runs, tonight, November 7 - 22, 2014 and January 8 - 18, 2015. (more...)

Theatre Memphis Presents TINTYPES, Now thru Nov 22 and Jan 8-18Theatre Memphis Presents TINTYPES, Now thru Nov 22 and Jan 8-18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs ... patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular... brings to life the Great American Songbook. Tintypes will have two performance runs, tonight, November 7 - 22, 2014 and January 8 - 18, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Joel Grey Talks PBS' MY MUSIC PRESENTS: GREAT BROADWAY MUSICAL MOMENTS FROM THE ED SULLIVAN SHOWBWW Interviews: Joel Grey Talks PBS' MY MUSIC PRESENTS: GREAT BROADWAY MUSICAL MOMENTS FROM THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 29, 2014

Today, Tony Award winning entertainer Joel Grey talks exclusively with BWW about the upcoming PBS special and his own memories of performing on the historic Sunday night television staple. (more...)

13th Street Rep to Hold EDDIE CANTOR DAY, 11/2413th Street Rep to Hold EDDIE CANTOR DAY, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2014

Monday, November 24th will be "Eddie Cantor Day" at "One Night with Fanny Brice," the long-running musical play at the 13th Street Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th Street, NYC). (more...)

Emily Bordonaro Receives 13th Street Rep's 'Betty Buckley Award'Emily Bordonaro Receives 13th Street Rep's 'Betty Buckley Award'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The 13th Street Rep's 'Betty Buckley Award'-honoring a 'young artist-to-watch'--has been presented to Emily Bordonaro, 18. Tony Award-winner Betty Buckley-who was performing a concert several thousand miles away on the night of the awards presentation in New York City--presented the award via videotape. (more...)

BWW Review: For Those Who Say They Want a REVOLUTION, the Political, Passionate, and Patriotic Derow-France Duo Show at the Duplex Is One To See TonightBWW Review: For Those Who Say They Want a REVOLUTION, the Political, Passionate, and Patriotic Derow-France Duo Show at the Duplex Is One To See Tonight
by Billie Roe - Nov 11, 2014

Based on the promotion of their new duo show, Revolution (a four-show run that ends at the Duplex tonight at 6:30), you might have gotten the impression that Dawn Derow and Kathleen France would be engaging in a zany bit of fluff poking fun at American military politics in a Bob Hope USO Show kinda way. But while there is definitely some frivolity and even some biting satire along the way, the women also convey a serious sense of patriotism and reverence for those who have fought and died in America's many wars. In fact, a portion of the audience cover charge is being donated to the Wounded Warrior Project (www.woundedwarriourproject.org). (more...)

Photo Coverage: BIG BROTHER's Frankie J. Grande Joins Broadway's ROCK OF AGES!Photo Coverage: BIG BROTHER's Frankie J. Grande Joins Broadway's ROCK OF AGES!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Nov 11, 2014

Five-time Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages just welcomed 'Big Brother' star Frankie J. Grande in his return to Broadway in the smash-hit musical, beginning last night, November 10, 2014. Grande stars in the role of 'Franz' - the free-spirited son of German developer Hertz Klineman, who threatens to tear down the Sunset Strip - through January 18, 2015. Click here to catch a video roundup of his past performances! BroadwayWorld was there for his first curtain call and you can check out photos below! (more...)

ADM:21 Presents Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, Now thru 11/16ADM:21 Presents Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut today, November 11-16, announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

Frankie J. Grande Returns to Broadway in ROCK OF AGES TonightFrankie J. Grande Returns to Broadway in ROCK OF AGES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Five-time Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages welcomes 'Big Brother' star Frankie J. Grande in his return to Broadway in the smash-hit musical, beginning tonight, November 10, 2014. Grande will star in the role of 'Franz' - the free-spirited son of German developer Hertz Klineman, who threatens to tear down the Sunset Strip - through January 18, 2015. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Palace TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Palace Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 10, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 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 Palace Theatre! (more...)

Rayna Hirt, Michael Czyz Receive 'George M. Cohan Award'Rayna Hirt, Michael Czyz Receive 'George M. Cohan Award'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

The 13th Street Rep's 'George M. Cohan Song-and-Dance Award'-honoring a triple-threat singer/dancer/actor--has this year been presented to two people: Rayna Hirt and Michael Czyz. Cohan himself-the quintessential song-and-dance man-may have long since gone to his reward. But his great-granddaughter, singer/actress Jennifer Cohan Ross, was on hand to present the awards. The 13th Street Rep's 97-year-old founder/artistic director, Edith O'Hara-a longtime believer in the importance of encouraging fresh talent--was there, too, to congratulate the winners. Playwright Chip Deffaa, whose work has often been presented by the theater, emceed the event. (more...)

THE SNOW QUEEN and SEARCHING FOR ROMEO Win 2014 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing AwardTHE SNOW QUEEN and SEARCHING FOR ROMEO Win 2014 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Steele Spring Stage Rights announced today that two new musicals are the recipients of the 2014 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award: "The Snow Queen" and "Searching For Romeo." (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Please mark your calendars for the next Steps Beyond's Artists Talk: 'Hear It From The Pros,' a discussion on working in the business of Broadway with three stars who have enjoyed successful and long-term careers. DONNA McKECHNIE, GROVER DALE, and RANDY SKINNER will share fascinating stories and information about their years on Broadway, TV, film, and cabaret, discussing how to thrive, survive, and stay relevant in a competitive and ever-changing business. The artists will also take questions, and a reception will follow. Saturday January 24, 7 PM, at Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway. (more...)

Hulu Releases Florida Panhandle Comedy A FREE BIRDHulu Releases Florida Panhandle Comedy A FREE BIRD
by Movies News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

A FREE BIRD is now available for free on Hulu http://www.hulu.com/watch/727966. “A Free Bird” tells the woeful but funny tale of a desperate man who teams with three losers to steal the meat from a Florida steakhouse. (more...)

TINYPES Begins Next Month at Next Stage at Theatre MemphisTINYPES Begins Next Month at Next Stage at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tintypes, a timeless musical romp set between the turn of the 20th century and the onset of World War I, is a musical journey takes the audience through an exciting and tumultuous period of American history. The rousing score features songs by George M. Cohen, John Philip Sousa, Scott Joplin and Victor Herbert, among others. A wonderful blend of songs ... patriotic, romantic, ragtime and popular... brings to life the Great American Songbook. A repeat run of the November 2014 production will run January 8 - 18, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the ASCAP Foundation Awards CeremonyPhoto Coverage: Inside the ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 11, 2014

The ASCAP Foundation Awards Ceremony was held at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center and Broadwayworld was there. This years recipient of the Masters Award was composer John Corigliano. Mr. Corigliano has also won fiver Grammy's a Pulitzer Prize the Grawemeyer Award and an Academy Award for his many scores and compositions. Rupert Holmes, Composer, Playwright, lyricist, mystery novelist, arranger-conductor, screenwriter, record producer and singer-songwriter received the Foundations George M. Cohan Award which is made possible by the Friars Foundation. (more...)

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