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Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.

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Since its Broadway opening in 1930, GIRL CRAZY has dazzled audiences with gorgeous and toe-tapping songs like “Bidin’ My Time,” “Embraceable You,” “Treat Me Rough,” “But Not For Me,” and “I Got Rhythm.” The show made Ginger Rogers a star and was Ethel Merman’s stage debut. George Gershwin conducted the opening night orchestra, which included Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, and Jimmy Dorsey. ‘Nuff said? Go crazy with us!



BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2016
by - Sep 4, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 4, 2015
by - Sep 4, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 4 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway's Best Set for NJPAC's 20th Annual Spotlight Gala Honoring Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

In 1930 Manhattan, George and Ira Gershwin opened 'Strike Up the Band' on Broadway, while ingenue Ethel Merman stepped into the spotlight in 'Girl Crazy.' Not far from the glow of the marquees, Etta and Herbert Sondheim became the co-producers of a son who would revolutionize American musical theater. (more...)

Good Theater Stages NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season tonight, September 23, with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ. This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers: Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means. (more...)

Broadway's Best Set for NJPAC's 20th Annual Spotlight Gala Honoring Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

In 1930 Manhattan, George and Ira Gershwin opened 'Strike Up the Band' on Broadway, while ingenue Ethel Merman stepped into the spotlight in 'Girl Crazy.' Not far from the glow of the marquees, Etta and Herbert Sondheim became the co-producers of a son who would revolutionize American musical theater. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Today, September 14, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC today, September 14, 2016! (more...)

Good Theater to Stage NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season on September 23 with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ.  This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers:  Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means. (more...)

Carolee Carmello to Lead PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading; Aiming for Broadway in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that an Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Broadway-Aimed THE BOOK OF MERMAN Sets Cast for Industry Reading, Including Carolee Carmello and Mox Von Essen!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

An Equity staged reading of "The Book Of Merman", a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as "the Merm", is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

BWW Review: Osnes & Fontana Take Part in 'A Lovely Night' at the TILLES CENTER
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Oct 20, 2016

There is nothing like the resonating echo of instruments tuning on a stage. For me, this sound is a perfect indicator that a fantastic evening is about to occur. This definitely was the case Sunday night at the Tilles Center when I saw A Broadway Romance Starring Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana. The evening was emceed by Ted Sperling, who is beginning a new initiative at the Tilles Center by bringing memorable Broadway themed events to the venue. Ted Sperling is a Tony Award winning orchestrator for the brilliant show The Light in the Piazza and is currently represented on Broadway by the current Tony-nominated revival of Fiddler on the Roof. The music of the magical evening was performed by the Orchestra of St. Luke's under the direction of Mr. Sperling. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JASON ALEXANDER with THE BPO at KLEINHAN'S MUSIC HALL
by Michael Rabice - Oct 18, 2015

A mix of borscht-belt comedy and Broadway showtunes, with a hint of neurotic sitcom hyperactivity. That's what an Evening with Jason Alexander with the BPO was like last night. (more...)

Carolee Carmello Leads PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

An Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is being held today, October 13, in a private presentation for industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Photos! CRAZY FOR YOU läuft diese Saison am Landestheater Schleswig-Holstein
by Iris Moebius - Oct 12, 2015

Mit Songs wie „I got Rythm', „Embraceable You' oder „Naughty Baby' versetzt uns „Crazy for you' zuruck in die 20er und 30er Jahre, zuruck in eine Zeit, als der Broadway noch swingte und steppte. Als Neufassung des Musicals „Girl Crazy' von George Gershwin und erganzt mit beruhmten Gershwin-Nummern wie „Tonight`s the Night' oder „They Cant`t Take That Away From Me' erlebte „Crazy for you' 1992 in New York seine Urauffuhrung und begeistert seitdem mit einer großen Portion Humor und wahrer Ohrwurmqualitat Musical-Fans weltweit. Seit Anfang Oktober lauft das Musical nun im Stadttheater Flensburg, wo es noch bis Juni 2016 zu sehen sein wird. Außerdem finden einige Vorstellungen in den Stadttheatern Rendsburg und Neumunster statt. (more...)

United Methodist Church Presents SOUL OF PULCHRITUDE: A NIGHT WITH STEPHEN SALTERS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH presents Soul of Pulchritude: A Night with Stephen Salters a one night only Benefit Boston concert from an internationally renowned baritone. Stephen Salters and Randolph Fuller are proud to partner with Union United Methodist Church for their 'Called to Serve' Campaign!  The updated program will be as follows: (more...)

Neglected Musicals Presents BABY The Musical at Hayes Theatre Co This June
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

?Neglected Musicals will present the Multby and Shire musical BABY at Hayes Theatre Co playing four performances from Monday 20 June.  Directed by Neil Gooding this 1983 Tony Nominated Broadway Musical is about three couples, each newly expecting a child, with very different but familiar reactions. (more...)

Las Vegas Philharmonic to Conclude Season with 'DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEN,' 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Las Vegas Philharmonic performs its final concert of the season, Dream of Now, Dream of Then: Lisa Vroman Brings Broadway to Las Vegas on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center.  The performance will feature sixteen Broadway selections with arrangements sung by esteemed vocalist, Lisa Vroman.   (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Today, May 11, 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC today, May 11, 2016! (more...)

HITS Theatre to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU at Miller Outdoor Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

HITS Theatre starts the spring season in style with the production of Crazy for You, a Tony award-winning musical at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park at 6000 Hermann Park Drive with performances scheduled for March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8 p.m. (more...)

THE LAST FIVE YEARS to Play MTC MainStage in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2015/2016 season with the Drama Desk Award winning  'The Last Five Years' by Jason Robert Brown. Performances are April 8-24, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, at Music Theatre of Connecticut, 509 Westport Avenue (behind Nine West) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets range from $35-$55 and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Present WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? Concert, 4/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues in its second year with a weekend concert celebrating one of the most significant and popular American songwriting teams of all time, George and Ira Gershwin. WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? will be presented for two nights only on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 13, 2016
by - Mar 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Reviews: New BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Covers 1991-2015
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2015

The latest edition of Scott Siegel's acclaimed series shows the growing number of Broadway musicals without new scores. (more...)

Opera Saratoga Sets 2017 Summer Festival Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2015

The show recently celebrated the musicals of 1991-2015 - check out a look backstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1991-2015
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 24, 2015

The show recently celebrated the musicals of 1991-2015 - check out a look back below! (more...)

Let Us Give You the Low-Down- Manhattan Concert Productions Will Present CRAZY FOR YOU in 2017; Susan Stroman Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions is pleased to announce the fifth installment of its Broadway Series, the Gershwin musical comedy, Crazy For You in its 25th Anniversary year. The concert performance will take place at David Geffen Hall at Lincoln Center on February 19, 2017 at 8pm. Crazy For You joins previous acclaimed concert performances of Ragtime, Titanic, Parade, and The Secret Garden. The concert performance of Crazy For You will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra.  (more...)

Más de 200 aficionados a la música cantarán El musical participatiu
by Felipe Velasco - Jun 17, 2016

Este concierto participativo ofrece a mas de 200 personas aficionadas a la musica la oportunidad de participar, junto con solistas y la emblematica orquesta, en un emotivo recorrido por la historia del teatro musical, desde sus origenes hasta hoy, a partir de fragmentos de algunos de los musicales mas emblematicos: Chicago, Hello Dolly!, Hairspray, Cats o los Miserables. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Two: The 1970s
by Michael Dale - Jun 11, 2016

The second of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

Ethel Merman Revue 'CALL ME MISS BIRDS EYE' Makes Pre-Broadway Debut at A.C.T. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Australia's Acoustic Voice, the only acoustic theater company in the world, announced today the North American premiere of Call Me Miss Birds Eye: A Celebration of Ethel Merman, in its pre-Broadway run at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater tonight, July 8, through July 19, 2015. (more...)

SCERA Opens Gershwin's Musical Comedy CRAZY FOR YOU Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

'Crazy for You,' the Tony Award-winning musical that remains timeless in large part because of the enduring music of George and Ira Gershwin is a romantic comedy that will play at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre tonight, July 31-August 15, 2015, and will also travel to BYU to be seen by national audiences at its annual education week (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 19, 2015
by - Jul 19, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SCERA to Present Gershwin's Musical Comedy CRAZY FOR YOU, 7/31-8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

"Crazy for You," the Tony Award-winning musical that remains timeless in large part because of the enduring music of George and Ira Gershwin is a romantic comedy that will play at the SCERA Shell Outdoor Theatre July 31-August 15, 2015, and will also travel to BYU to be seen by national audiences at its annual education week (more...)

Full Cast Announced for CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Neglected Musicals will present the musical classic CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 3 August. Directed by Richard Carroll, the Doris Day movie musical with legendary songs like Secret Love, The Black Hills of Dakota and The Deadwood Stage will star Virginia Gay as Calamity. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper & More Featured on Willie Nelson's Gershwin Tribute Album; Out 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Legacy Recordings today announced forthcoming release of Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Set to Release Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

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Legacy Recordings Set to Release Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016
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Legacy Recordings Set to Release Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016
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Legacy Recordings Set to Release Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016
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Legacy Recordings Set to Release Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin on Friday, February 26, 2016
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Cyndi Lauper & More Featured on Willie Nelson's Gershwin Tribute Album, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Legacy Recordings has just released SUMMERTIME: WILLIE NELSON SINGS GERSHWIN, available today, February 26, 2016. (more...)

HITS Theatre to Stage CRAZY FOR YOU at Miller Outdoor Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

HITS Theatre starts the spring season in style with the production of Crazy for You, a Tony award-winning musical at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park at 6000 Hermann Park Drive with performances scheduled for March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 at 8 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/16- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess. (more...)

COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE to Play Gene Frankel Theatre in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Frances Black Projects in association with CAP21 proudly presents Commedia dell'Artichoke, a new comedy about love, dreams, pizza and trying to make it in New York. This production, a contemporary take on commedia dell'arte - the classic Italian style of theatre with masked actors performing a blend of scripted and improvised comedic scenarios - plays January 15 - February 6 at the Gene Frankel Theatre (24 Bond Street, between Bowery and Lafayette). (more...)

LES MISERABLES' Original West End Cosette, Rebecca Caine, Writes Of Persevering Through Dwindling Opportunities For Sopranos
by Michael Dale - Dec 31, 2015

The accomplished musical theatre performer has been seen more recently in concert tours. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, September 14, 2016
by TV Scoop - Aug 29, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, September 14, 2016! (more...)

Tony Winner Warren Carlyle Will Direct Hugh Jackman in BROADWAY TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony winner Warren Carlyle, who worked with Jackman on Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, will direct and choreograph the special concert event. He writes on Twitter: 'So excited to direct and choreograph @therealhughjackman #liveinconcert #broadwaytooz #lucky' (more...)

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre Conservatory's CRAZY FOR YOU
by Jeffrey Kare - Aug 17, 2015

Just as another Gershwin-based musical An American in Paris is currently playing big on Broadway, the triangle area was recently treated to a performance of the 1992 Tony-Winning Best Musical Crazy for You presented by the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory Master Summer Theatre Arts School. (more...)

Leslie Dala to Take Up Baton and Piano for Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE with VAMSO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) season closes on an ebullient note with the concert, Gorgeous Gershwin, on May 15 at 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, May 11, 2016
by - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 11, 2016! (more...)

BWW Review: Gaslight's BASKERVILLE is A Yawn
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 1, 2016

Ken Ludwig created one of theater's best-loved and critically acclaimed farces with Lend Me A Tenor, then updated the book of one of musical theater's most revered Gershwin titles (Girl Crazy) with the long-running and equally beloved Crazy For You. Since those two mega-hits, however, he's been less successful (although, inarguably, he's kept busy churning out scripts and cashing royalty checks) and perhaps no new script has proved that point more than Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. (more...)

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