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Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre Presents SONG MAN DANCE MAN, Opens 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2011

Opening Saturday, September 10th, the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre presents 'Song Man Dance Man,' a one-man show about one-man shows created and performed by Jon Peterson, emcee from Broadway's revival of 'Cabaret' and Drama Desk Nominee for the title role in the off-Broadway production 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' (more...)

IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE Cast Album to be Released, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2015

'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue' is being released on September 15th. The show, which drew packed houses throughout its limited engagement at the 13th Street Theater, features 44 of the songs that helped make Irving Berlin the most successful songwriter in history. Some members of Deffaa's cast will perform at Birdland to help launch the new CD, which will be available via Amazon.com, CDBaby.com, iTunes, etc. (more...)

Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre Presents SONG MAN DANCE MAN, Opens 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2011

Opening Saturday, September 10th, the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre presents 'Song Man Dance Man,' a one-man show about one-man shows created and performed by Jon Peterson, emcee from Broadway's revival of 'Cabaret' and Drama Desk Nominee for the title role in the off-Broadway production 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' (more...)

GEORGE M COHAN TONIGHT Set for Acme Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

As a last-minute addition to the very end of North Hollywood's brand new NOHO FRINGE FESTIVAL, Chip Deffaa's 'George M Cohan Tonight!', the hit 2006 Off-Broadway tour-de-force one-man musical storms into Los Angeles for its premier west coast performances - but for TWO SHOWS ONLY! (more...)

Chip Deffaa Releases THE CHIP DEFFAA SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

'The Chip Deffaa Songbook'—a double-album featuring nearly 40 theater songs by ASCAP Award-winning playwright/songwriter Chip Deffaa--is out now.  The two-CD set gathers songs that Deffaa wrote or co-wrote for such shows of his as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!,' 'The Seven Little Foys,'  'Mad About the Boy,' 'Presenting Fanny Brice,' 'The Family that Sings Together,' 'Yankee Doodle Dandy,' 'Song-and-Dance Kids,' and 'Theater Boys.' The set, with a suggested  list price of $17.00, is available from Amazon, CDBaby, iTunes, Footlight Records, etc.   It may be ordered here: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thechipdeffaasongbook. (more...)

George M. Cohan Tonight! Taps Up a Storm
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 1, 2006

Jon Peterson is George M. Cohan in New England premiere at Foothills Theatre (more...)

Jon Peterson Revives SONG MAN, DANCE MAN at Stage 72 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

Jon Peterson will revive Song Man, Dance Man tonight, May 7 at 7:00 at Stage 72 at The Triad, 158 west 72nd Street near Broadway. (more...)

'06 Drama Desks - History Boys and Drowsy Chaperone Win Big!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2006

The 51st Annual Drama Desk Awards were presented on Sunday, May 21, 2006 at 9:00 PM, at the LaGuardia Concert Hall at Lincoln Center. The annual awards honor excellence in theater for Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway during the season. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 9, 2010
by - Mar 9, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Jon Peterson to Bring 'GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!' to London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Jon Peterson, once a fixture of West End musicals, but disappearing around the millenium to the charms of the new world, is returning to London for three performances only, in the off-Broadway show that got him a Drama Desk nomination back in '06 for best solo performance in New York. (more...)

Jon Peterson to Bring 'GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!' to London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Jon Peterson, once a fixture of West End musicals, but disappearing around the millenium to the charms of the new world, is returning to London for three performances only, in the off-Broadway show that got him a Drama Desk nomination back in '06 for best solo performance in New York. (more...)

GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT! Begins Tonight at Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Mar 20, 2015

Jon Peterson returns to the Stage Door Theatre today, March 20th in George M. Cohan Tonight! an entertaining and energetic one-man musical based on the life and career of one of America's most beloved song and dance men. The play captures the essence of the man, his music, and an era of show business and of Broadway that has rarely been matched. The production will run through April 26th. (more...)

Women Who Run the Show: Charlotte Moore of Irish Rep
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 20, 2009

Our special series for Women's History Month continues with a profile of Irish Rep's artistic director and cofounder. (more...)

Jon Peterson Stars in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT! at the Stage Door Theatre, 3/20-4/26
by Carol Kassie - Mar 14, 2015

Jon Peterson will return to the Stage Door Theatre on March 20th in George M. Cohan Tonight! an entertaining and energetic one-man musical based on the life and career of one of America's most beloved song and dance men. The play captures the essence of the man, his music, and an era of show business and of Broadway that has rarely been matched. The production will run through April 26th. (more...)

13th Street Repertory Company to Present IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The most popular single songwriter in history, Irving Berlin wrote more hits-and made more money-than any of his competitors. But no one has told Berlin's life story. Until now! ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa-who wrote and directed such Off-Broadway successes as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' and 'One Night with Fanny Brice'-has now dramatized the life of Irving Berlin. His musical play, 'Irving Berlin's America'--co-starring stage/screen veteran Michael Townsend Wright and young Giuseppe Bausilio from Broadway's 'Billy Elliot' and 'Newsies'--opens June 15th at the 13th Street Repertory Theater. The premiere recording (Original Cast Records) has recently been released to enthusiastic reviews. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA, Starring Michael Townsend Wright and Giuseppe Bausilio, to Open 6/15 at 13th Street Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The most popular single songwriter in history, Irving Berlin wrote more hits-and made more money-than any of his competitors. But no one has told Berlin's life story. Until now! ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa-who wrote and directed such Off-Broadway successes as 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' and 'One Night with Fanny Brice'-has now dramatized the life of Irving Berlin. His musical play, 'Irving Berlin's America'--co-starring stage/screen veteran Michael Townsend Wright and young Giuseppe Bausilio from Broadway's 'Billy Elliot' and 'Newsies'--opens June 15th at the 13th Street Repertory Theater. (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of 'Half a Sixpence'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2008

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, announces the cast of 'Half a Sixpence', a delightful musical comedy which promises to be fun for the whole family. 'Half a Sixpence' will run July 11 through September 19, 2008, at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: BARRY Z SHOW Salutes MAD ABOUT THE BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

'The Barry Z Show'--which has covered theater  in New York City since 1993--will be celebrating ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's Off-Broadway musical 'Mad About the Boy' on a series of telecasts, beginning with an hour-long special airing late-night Friday, June 12th at 2 am on Time Warner Cable Channel 34. (The show will also be available on UStream.com.)   The complete hour-long broadcast--produced and edited by Jonathan Ospa on location at the 13th Street Repertory Theater---may be previewed exclusively below:   (more...)

Justin Boccitto Performs George M. Cohan Tonight! At YM-YWHA August 26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2010

Performer, choreographer and tap teacher Justin Boccitto will be performing in Chip Deffaa's award-winning Off-Broadway show, 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Wayne, NJ YM-YWHA Theater, 7 p.m., Thursday, August 26th in a special free presentation to cap the Y's summer concert series. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Original Off-Broadway Team Takes GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT! to Seoul
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

A decade after it opened Off-Broadway in New York at the Irish Repertory Theater, 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' -- written and directed by Chip Deffaa, and starring Jon Peterson -- has opened in Seoul, Korea, with the original Off-Broadway team. D (more...)

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT'S Charlotte Jaconelli To Star In SHE LOVES ME At The Landor!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Charlotte Jaconelli (2012 Britain's Got Talent runner-up) will play Amalia Balash in the Landor Theatre's revival of She Loves Me this February. Having trained at Arts Educational School, this is her musical theatre debut. (more...)

BRITAIN'S GOT TALENT's Charlotte Jaconelli to Lead Landor Theatre's SHE LOVES ME Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Charlotte Jaconelli (2012 Britain's Got Talent runner-up) will play Amalia Balash in the Landor Theatre's revival of She Loves Me this February. (more...)

Justin Boccitto Performs George M. Cohan Tonight! At YM-YWHA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

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Irish Rep Presents George M. Cohan Tonight! Beginning March 9th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2006

The Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd St.) will present GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT! a musical following the extraordinary life and career of the legendary showman on March 9th at 7 PM; previews begin March 3rd; the production closes on April 23rd. (more...)

Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre Presents SONG MAN DANCE MAN, Opens 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2011

Opening Saturday, September 10th, the Miami Beach Stage Door Theatre presents 'Song Man Dance Man,' a one-man show about one-man shows created and performed by Jon Peterson, emcee from Broadway's revival of 'Cabaret' and Drama Desk Nominee for the title role in the off-Broadway production 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' (more...)

Justin Boccitto Performs George M. Cohan Tonight! At YM-YWHA August 26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2010

Performer, choreographer and tap teacher Justin Boccitto will be performing in Chip Deffaa's award-winning Off-Broadway show, 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Wayne, NJ YM-YWHA Theater, 7 p.m., Thursday, August 26th in a special free presentation to cap the Y's summer concert series. (more...)

2006 Drama Desk Nominations Released, Chaperone Leads Pack
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2006

Nominations for the 51 st Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced today at The New York Friars Club by theater notables Marvin Hamlisch and Donna McKechnie, who revealed the nominees for the 2005/2006 theater season in front of a crowd of theater professionals at the press conference this morning. (more...)

Jon Peterson Marks 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Jon Peterson has a lot to celebrate right now. Peterson, who won numerous honors when he starred in Chip Deffaa's Off-Broadway musical play 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Irish Repertory Theater, will celebrate today his tenth year of starring in the show, which--since its debut in New York--has taken him all across the country. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jon Peterson to Mark 10th Anniversary Starring in GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!; Script Set for Release Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Jon Peterson has a lot to celebrate right now. Peterson, who won numerous honors when he starred in Chip Deffaa's Off-Broadway musical play 'George M. Cohan Tonight!' at the Irish Repertory Theater, will celebrate on Friday his tenth year of starring in the show, which--since its debut in New York--has taken him all across the country. (more...)

Oscar Directs Bway Musicals of 1968 on 5/1, Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2006

Oscar to Direct All-Star Cast that includes Himself, Scott Coulter, Annie Golden, Lisa Howard, Lorinda Lisitza, Jack Noseworthy, Jonny Peterson, Chip Zien, and MORE! (more...)

Jon Peterson to Bring 'GEORGE M. COHAN TONIGHT!' to London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Jon Peterson, once a fixture of West End musicals, but disappearing around the millenium to the charms of the new world, is returning to London for three performances only, in the off-Broadway show that got him a Drama Desk nomination back in '06 for best solo performance in New York. (more...)

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