Gypsy
Theatre
Piccadilly Theatre (London, )
(Piccadilly Circus) Denman Street
London,
Social / Subscribe


Buy Tickets - Closed Show
Seating Chart
Grosses
CDS/Books/DVDs
Where to Eat
Articles
Suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee

Connecticut's Longest Running Outdoor Theater. Get ready for an astounding summer of classic musical theater in 2011.


GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Jen Sese of 'Carrie'
by Adrienne Onofri - Mar 30, 2012

Jen was a preschooler when 'Carrie' had its ill-fated debut on Broadway and is now part of its resuscitation. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, 3/29-4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is described as 'a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow!' (more...)

NOT FOR POSTING! Westchester Broadway Theatre Goes Blonde With LEGALLY BLONDE 3/29-4/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

The Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents 'Legally Blonde The Musical' March 29 through April 29. The Westchester Broadway Theatre is the longest running year-round Equity theatre in the state of New York, with a 37-year history of nearly 200 main-stage productions and with a mission to provide audiences with the highest production values and most memorable entertainment/dining experiences. Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde, the WBT production stars Kelly D. Felthous at Elle Wood and Robert Patric Ryan as her boyfriend, Warner Huffington III. Production notes call it ' a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow!' (more...)

BWW TV: 'Seize the Day' and Take a First Look at NEWSIES on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2012

Newsies, the new American musical currently in previews at the Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited performance run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. Now's the time to 'Seize the Day' and check out our first look at video footage from the new Broadway production! (more...)

George Street Playhouse Continues Pride Nights with 12 ANGRY MEN, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

George Street Playhouse continues its series of Pride Nights for the Gay Community on March 29, following the performance of the Playhouse's smash hit courtroom drama, Twelve Angry Men. For $55 patrons will receive premium seating for the 8pm performance, and admission to the post-show reception at Mike's Courtside Bar and Grill featuring complimentary snacks, drink specials and door prizes. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Tour Comes to Philadelphia 3/28-4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

The tour of the Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Philadelphia. WEST SIDE STORY will open at the Academy of Music on March 28 through April 8 as part of the Broadway Season, presented by The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

First Stars Announced for INTO THE WOODS in Central Park; Additional Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

The Public Theater has announced additional casting today for the 50th Anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. David Furr (Orlando) and Stephen Spinella (Jaques) join the previously announced MacIntyre Dixon (Adam), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Celia), Omar Metwally (Oliver), and Lily Rabe (Rosalind) in Shakespeare's comedy AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to Appear on Theater Talk This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - executive producers of NBC TV's just-renewed series Smash, and currently represented on Broadway with the popular revival of the Frank Loesser musical How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - make their first appearance on THEATER TALK in an all-new interview premiering Friday, March 30 (2012) at 1 a.m. on Thirteen, followed by airings on CUNY TV Saturday (8:30 PM), Sunday (12:30 PM) and Monday (7:30 AM, 1:30 PM, and 7:30 PM). (more...)

Jeff Blumenkrantz, Laura Patinkin Perform at Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

On Tuesday, March 20, Boca Grove Golf and Tennis Club, a premier golf club in Boca Raton, Florida, welcomed back recent recipient of the Fred Ebb Award and Tony Award Nominee, Jeff Blumenkrantz and his fellow Broadway actor, Laura Patinkin. The two performers showcased their talents for a crowd of more than 200 Boca Grove members and guests. The intimate, two person show featured a number of beloved Broadway standards from shows such as 'Sound of Music,' 'West Side Story,' 'Gypsy,' 'Cabaret' and more. They also performed a handful of Blumenkrantz's original songs. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/27- GYPSY
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2012

Today in 2008, the fourth Broadway revival of Gypsy opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 332 performances. Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including 'Small World,' 'Everything's Coming up Roses', 'Some People', 'Let Me Entertain You', and 'Rose's Turn'. (more...)

West Side Story Arrives at Fox Cities P.A.C., 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

The tour of the smash-hit Broadway revival of West Side Story is coming to the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. West Side Story will open at the Center on April 24. Tony AwardŽ-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction will be recreated for the tour by David Saint, the associate director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kacie Sheik and Julian Fleisher in The Public's FEBRUARY HOUSE!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

The Public Theater will premiere of FEBRUARY HOUSE, with music and lyrics by Gabriel Kahane and book by Seth Bockley, beginning on Tuesday, May 8 in The Public's Martinson Theater. Directed by Davis McCallum, FEBRUARY HOUSE runs through Sunday, June 10, with an official press opening on Tuesday, May 22. Single tickets, beginning at $80, are on sale now. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Columbus April 17-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Columbus, opening at the Ohio Theatre on Tuesday, April 17. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction will be recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre to Host Cancer Benefit, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2012

Westchester Broadway Theatre will host a fundraising event on April 5th, 2012, to help raise awareness about the work being done to support people affected by breast cancer. On the occasion of our new show, Legally Blonde, the theatre will donate $13.00 for every regular full price ticket sold for the evening performance, to Support Connection. Call the box office at (914)592-2222, make a reservation and use the code "Legally Pink" or mention this Benefit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Mar 26, 2012

A long-standing opening night tradition on the Great White Way, the fabled Gypsy Robe is bestowed upon a veteran Broadway chorus member for each opening production. In what has now become a theatrical ritual, originating on Broadway 60 years ago, the latest recipient was JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR cast member Mark Cassius. (more...)

Listen to First Tracks from NEWSIES Cast Album!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

Newsies, the new American musical, is currently in previews at the Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St) for a strictly limited 101 performance run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the cast recorded the original Broadway cast recording earlier this month, and the album is currently available for pre-order on iTunes (release date 4/10) and in hardcopy form (release date 5/15). Additionally, fans can get a first listen of 'Sieze the Day' and 'Carrying the Banner' here! (more...)

Photo Flash: EXTRA! EXTRA! First Look at NEWSIES on Broadway!
by BWW - Mar 26, 2012

Newsies, the new American musical currently in previews at the Nederlander Theatre for a strictly limited performance run following its critically-hailed stint at Paper Mill Playhouse last fall. BroadwayWorld has just gotten our digital ink-stained hands on the first production shouts from Broadway. Check 'em out below! (more...)

NEWSIES Announces Special Opening Night Ticket Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) has just announced that 100 tickets to Newsies will be available via lottery for the opening night performance on Thursday, March 29th. The ticket allotment has been donated by Disney Theatrical Productions, allowing 100% of the proceeds to benefit BC/EFA. Beginning at Noon, patrons are invited to enter the lottery for 100 tickets; winners will be drawn at 12:30PM. Winners may then purchase up to two $30.00 cash only tickets to that evening's performance. Winners must be present with valid identification at the time of the drawing. (more...)

Atlanta Opera 2012-2013 Season to Include CARMEN, LA TRAVIATA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2012

Atlanta Opera Zurich General Director Dennis Hanthorn today announced the Atlanta Opera's 2012-2013 season. The Atlanta Opera's 2012-2013 mainstage productions at the Cobb Energy Centre will feature Bizet's popular classic Carmen, November 10-18, 2012; Verdi's tragic and romantic opera La traviata, March 2-10, 2013; and Rossini's comic opera The Italian Girl in Algiers, April 27-May 5, 2013. Season tickets are now on sale for the three Atlanta Opera mainstage productions at Cobb Energy Centre. Also announced were a donor benefits program called MyOpera, a completely new approach to issuing donor benefits in the world of the performing arts; 2012-2013 community engagement initiatives, including the hugely successful 24-Hour Opera Project and High School Opera Institute; and the details of the 2012 Atlanta Opera Ball: A Night in Seville, a fundraiser supporting and sustaining the exceptional artistic quality of The Atlanta Opera. Production, casting, and season ticket information are below, or can be found at atlantaopera.org. (more...)

Fun Filled Fabulous April At The Kravis Center
by Beau Higgins - Mar 24, 2012

Kravis Center is Offering a Fun Filled April with a Great Roster of Headliners + Solo Showstoppers Patti LuPone & Yanni + Musical Milestones Pink Martini, Sergio Mendez with John Secada, Chanteur with Lee Lessack & a Song Filled Tribute to Paramount Pictures + Hit Shows Fiddler on the Roof, South Pacific & Stomp + New Plays Incognito & Life in a Marital Institution Plus the African-American Film Festival, Gospel Gala and 19th Annual Reach for the Stars Ballroom Dance Competition (more...)

Luna Negra Dance Theater to Present CARMEN.maquia, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

Luna Negra Dance Theater continues its season this spring with a World Premiere by Artistic Director Gustavo Ramirez Sansano titled CARMEN.maquia, a Picasso-inspired, contemporary take on the famous, fiery and flirtatious Spanish Gypsy, Carmen. This work marks Luna Negra's first-ever full evening-length production and is a creative collaboration between three prize-winning artists: choreographer Sansano, Spanish fashion designer David Delfin and set designer Luis Crespo. Luna Negra presents CARMEN.maquia in one performance only at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E. Randolph Drive, Saturday, March 24 at 8 pm. (more...)

Neil Meron & Craig Zadan to be Honored at GLAAD Media Awards, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2012

The 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held in New York City at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Saturday, March 24. SMASH producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan will be honored with the Vito Russo Award. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Closes Season with Laura Benanti Concert, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

Bay Area Cabaret closes its 2011-2012 season with Tony Award winning actress/singer Laura Benanti. Benanti makes her San Francisco cabaret debut May 12, 2012 with her solo show Let Me Entertain You, which showcases her wide musical and comedic repertoire. This special one-night-only engagement will take place at the historic Venetian Room of The Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason Street) 8pm Saturday May 12, 2012. Opening the evening will be charismatic and talented 2011 Bay Area Teen Idol winner Robert Conte Thornton, making his Bay Area Cabaret debut. Tickets ($45 general / $40 subscribers) are available at www.bayareacabaret.org or by phone at City Box Office (415) 392-4400. (more...)

Patti Lupone and Mandy Patinkin Stop By Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Through This Sunday March 25 only
by Don Grigware - Mar 23, 2012

Mandy Patinkin and Patti Lupone, legendary stage stars that they are, have more than a few tricks up their theatrical sleeves. However, the true grit of an artist shines through when he does not use any of them, but rather says the words, sings the songs and bares his soul. (more...)

TLC's MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING to Return 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

TLC's MY BIG FAT Gypsy WEDDING will return on Friday, March 23 as 'Leave It to Niecy' shifts to Sunday, March 25. Other upcoming TLC specials will include 'The Real Skinny' (Monday, March 12) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - TLC's MY BIG FAT GYPSY WEDDING Season 2 Premiering 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2012

TLC is bringing back the smash-hit MY BIG FAT Gypsy WEDDING for its second season, premiering Friday, March 23 at 10/9c. The seven one-hour episodes will share more of the outrageous weddings and extravagant celebrations of gypsies and travellers living in Britain today. (more...)

BWW Interviews: DELANEY AMATRUDO's Wicked Take On THE FRIDAY FIVE
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 23, 2012

Today, the spotlight falls upon Delaney Amatrudo, one of Nashville's most acclaimed young actors who finishes up her run as Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz at Page High School in Williamson County. Her resume boasts a collection of roles that would make anyone envious, including her starring stint in Circle Players' productions of 13 the Musical and Footloose. Last summer, she played Millie Owens in the First Night staged reading of William Inge's Picnic (which I directed, so I know how wicked good she is). Speaking of Wicked, the girl's been in training to play Elphaba since she was tyke! (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Chilina Kennedy
by BWW - Mar 23, 2012

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As With Your Favorite Broadway Stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this next edition, we caught up with Josh Young, who is making his Broadway debut in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR- currently in previews at the Neil Simon Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Cast of NEWSIES Performs on Good Morning America
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

NEWSIES, the new American musical, began performances on March 15 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre for a limited run. Kicking off their limited run (now extended through August 19), the Broadway company made their national television debut today when they performed 'Seize The Day' and 'Santa Fe' on ABC's 'Good Morning America.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of NEWSIES Performs on GOOD MORNING AMERICA!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2012

Newsies, the new American musical, began performances last week, March 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 W 41st St) for a limited run. Kicking off their limited run, the Broadway company of Newsies made their national television debut this morning when they perform 'Seize The Day' and 'Santa Fe' on ABC's 'Good Morning America.' Check out the full performance below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind-The-Scenes of SRT's GYPSY, Now Playing
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2012

Sierra Repertory Theatre is presenting Gypsy through April 22 at the East Sonora Theater, and BroadwayWorld has the behind-the-scenes footage as well as preview videos! Check them out below! (more...)

NEWSIES to Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

Newsies, the new American musical, began performances on March 15 at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre for a limited run. Kicking off their limited run (now extended through August 19), the Broadway company of Newsies will make their national television debut on today, March 22nd when they perform "Seize The Day" and "Santa Fe" on ABC's "Good Morning America." (more...)

Joffrey Ballet Concludes Season with SPRING DESIRE, 4/25-5/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

The Joffrey Ballet's season concludes with a spring mixed repertory program of three sensual, neo-classical works in "Spring Desire," presented in ten performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, April 25 - May 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/22- Sondheim & Lloyd Webber!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2012

Sondheim is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as 'the greatest, and perhaps best-known artist working in musical theatre', his most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. Lloyd Webber has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from the British Government for services to Music, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, fourteen Ivor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006. Several of his songs, notably 'The Music of the Night', 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' and 'You Must Love Me', 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Memory' have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals. (more...)

George Street Playhouse Continues Pride Nights with 12 ANGRY MEN, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

George Street Playhouse continues its series of Pride Nights for the Gay Community on March 29, following the performance of the Playhouse's smash hit courtroom drama, Twelve Angry Men. For $55 patrons will receive premium seating for the 8pm performance, and admission to the post-show reception at Mike's Courtside Bar and Grill featuring complimentary snacks, drink specials and door prizes. (more...)

Bill Skarsgard Joins Cast of Netflix's Upcoming Drama Series HEMLOCK GROVE
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

HEMLOCK GROVE, a gripping tale of murder, mystery and monsters set in a ravaged Pennsylvania steel town, starring Famke Janssen and Bill Skarsgard and produced by Gaumont International Television, will be available for Netflix members to watch instantly, beginning early in 2013. (more...)

The Hartt School Presents Lions Gate Trio, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

The Lions Gate Trio, Hartt's trio-in-residence, performs on Tuesday, April 3, at 7:30 PM, in Millard Auditorium, University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Avenue, West Harford. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 21st, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 21, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to New York. The latest on the big musicals in Aurora, Oakbrook, Munster and Lincolnshire, two retro-60s jukebox shows, season announcements from Porchlight, Boho, Chicago Shakes and Court, plus the Light Opera Works gala! (more...)

Linda Lavin, Sierra Boggess, LaChanze & More Lead PRINCE OF BROADWAY this Fall; First Casting Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Linda Lavin (Broadway Bound), Sebastian Arcelus (Elf), LaChanze (The Color Purple), Emily Skinner (Side Show), Shuler Hensley (Oklahoma!), Daniel Breaker (Passing Strange) and Sierra Boggess (Love Never Dies, The Little Mermaid) will be among the star players in the upcoming Broadway Hal Prince tribute, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, The New York Times reveals. (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Cast of MTC's THE COLUMNIST!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2012

The limited engagement of Manhattan Theatre Club's THE COLUMNIST begins performances on Wednesday, April 4 and opens Wednesday, April 25 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Presents HAIRSPRAY, 4/12-6/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

HAIRSPRAY, the Tony Award-winning musical, will be presented at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, previewing April 12, opening April 19, and running through June 17, 2012. (more...)

North Carolina Symphony to Tour Western North Carolina This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

Music Director Grant Llewellyn and the North Carolina Symphony head west to Lexington, Mars Hill, Cherokee and Flat Rock, April 24-27, with "Beethoven and Beyond," a program focusing on great works by Beethoven, Mozart, Wagner and Liszt. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Pull-Tight Players Theatre Open SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

The Pull-tight players Theatre will present Side by Sode By Sondheim from March 30 through April 28. The musical tribute features some of the best-known songs from shows that revolutionized musical theatre, including West Side Story, Gypsy, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, and more. The show will be presented in a cabaret style with two onstage pianists and five singers. (more...)

SOUND OFF: Bernadette Peters, At The Corner Of Broadway & SMASH
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 20, 2012

When a big Broadway star like Bernadette Peters makes her way onto a national TV program, Broadway babies await it with abated breath. Yet, when a big Broadway star like Bernadette Peters appears on an actual musical TV series like SMASH, Broadway babies have reason to throw an all-out bacchanal - and, last night, they most certainly had a reason cause celebre. While GLEE has spoiled us with a plethora of guest stars from Broadway and Hollywood over the course of its three seasons - Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Carol Burnett and Patti LuPone among them - the presence of two-time Tony Award-winner Peters - to say nothing of the forthcoming appearances by Norbert Leo Butz and Marc Kudisch - is a gift from the theatrical gods that instantly makes SMASH must-see-TV for the theatrically attuned among us (which, let's be honest, is most of us). Playing Ivy Lynn's blithely selfish and calculating former star of a mother, Leigh, Peters wrought every last ounce of bravado out of her bravura performance recreation of "Everything's Coming Up Roses" from Gypsy - a show she famously starred in under the direction of Sam Mendes earlier this century - and made her thorny scenes with Megan Hilty blossom; her overall star turn giving the entire affair a cold, brusque but all-too-believable bloom - ice in veins all too tangibly real to feel. The tension was certainly thick for the first workshop performance of the show-within-the-show on SMASH, as well, but Hilty still managed to set fire to her scenes and songs - and McPhee shows considerable promise with her burgeoning pop music career (and next week's Ryan Tedder-composed "Touch Me" sequence seems certain to deliver on the sultry, sexy siren of song front as McPhee comes closer to getting the role of Marilyn). And, speaking of songs knocked out of the park for the umpteenth time by this all-star musical team responsible for SMASH, besides the slowed down grand slam ballad version of "Let Me Be Your Star" - given a bluesy Broadway belt only the very best, like Hilty, could possibly provide - we were also treated to a striking and wholly stylistically unique new Marilyn Monroe/Joe DiMaggio song in the form of the arresting "On Lexington & 52nd Street", another homerun to tick off on the perfect scorecard for songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman on SMASH so far; Will Chase's best (and, apparently, last) showcase. Film noir with a pulsating, almost atonal, steely and terse tinge, this is the sort of character number that seamlessly presents plot development and character exposition simultaneously in a purely, thrillingly theatrical manner and the type of dramatic and musical merging of storytelling SMASH excels at most of all, time after time after time after time. While "Everything's Coming Up Roses" was a strong cover of a classic Broadway barn-burner on account of Peters, "On Lexington & 52nd Street" expertly showcased the type of entertainment entity SMASH can ultimately be at its very best, firing on all axels - and how utterly enthralling in its layers of meta-narratives the real-life/showbiz soap saga that make it all come together it can fascinatingly be. Additionally, the workshop musical montage was the best example yet of how excitingly combustible and hot SMASH can really be when the boiler at its core is at full blast as it was sporadically last night in the appropriately titled "The Workshop" episode - almost always fueled by the simply spectacular songs for the show-within-the-show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the BROADWAY BEARS XV Grand Finale!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 20, 2012

The 15th and grand finale edition of THE BROADWAY BEARS, the annual auction of handmade, one-of-a-kind, theatrically costumed teddy bears, raised a record-setting $198,300 on Sunday, benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway lovers and teddy bear collectors came together yesterday, March 18 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (237 West 42nd Street) for one last time to bid on - and bid adieu to - museum-quality bears representing legendary theatrical characters and autographed by the stars who made those characters famous. The cumulative fundraising total for the 15 editions of THE BROADWAY BEARS auctions is a remarkable $2,048,427. The previous fund-raising record was $170,000 set in 2002. (more...)

5th Avenue TITANIC Concert to Star Edd Watts, Stanley Bahorek, Greg Stone, More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's epic voyage, The 5th Avenue Theatre is presenting Titanic: The Concert. With music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, Titanic: The Concert is a unique way to celebrate the centennial of one of the most memorable events of the last century. Actors will sing with the support of a 25-piece orchestra and the 80 voices of the award-winning Pacific Lutheran University Choral Union. The story of the Titanic will come to life through music on The 5th Avenue stage on nights that coincide exactly with the ship's historic journey and tragic end. (more...)

Photo Flash: GREY'S ANATOMY: THE SONGS BENEATH THE SHOW Benefits the Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2012

The Actors Fund is a national human services organization that helps everyone-performers and those behind the scenes-who works in performing arts and entertainment, helping more than 12,800 people directly each year, and hundreds of thousands online. Serving professionals in film, theatre, television, music, opera, radio and dance, The Fund's programs include social services and emergency assistance, health care and insurance, housing, and employment and training services. (more...)

Extra Extra! NEWSIES Extends through August 19, 2012! Extension Tickets On Sale March 20!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

Newsies, the new American musical, has extended its limited Broadway engagement through August 19, 2012. Tickets for the extension dates (June 11th through August 19th) will go on sale Tuesday, March 20th at 10am. Tickets for Newsies are available for purchase through NewsiesTheMusical.com, by calling Ticketmaster's Disney on Broadway hotline at 866-870-2717, or in person at the Nederlander Theatre box office. (more...)

TIN PAN ALLEY Premieres Off-Broadway, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

Edmund Gaynes, in association with David Gersten, will present Loni Ackerman, Brad Bradley Gene Castle, and Karla Shook in TIN PAN ALLEY (The Original iTunes), which began an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement February 25th at Actors Temple Theater (339 West 47th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues). Opening Night is tonight, March 19th (7pm). TIN PAN ALLEY will run 75 minutes. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES to Play The 5th Avenue Theatre, 4/21-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

Damn Yankees is headed to The 5th Avenue Theatre! This musical comedy is the story of an aging baseball fan who makes a deal with the Devil so his beloved hometown team can beat the Yankees in the race for the pennant. From the songwriting team of The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees is filled with hit songs including "Two Lost Souls" and the sultry favorite, "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets." The Paper Mill Playhouse production will slide into Seattle this April. The creative team includes direction by Mark S. Hoebee (Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director), music direction by Ben Whiteley, and choreography by Denis Michael Jones. (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 342