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Forrest Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
1114 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

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book: Bruce Sussman; lyrics: Bruce Sussman; music: Barry Manilow; dir: Tony Speciale.



New Rochelle Opera Presents THE MERRY WIDOW
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

New Rochelle Opera, Westchester's longest running opera company, will present Franz Lehar's The Merry Widow, from June 22-25, 2017 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.  (more...)

The Balmain Sinfonia Continues its 2017 Season with Tinel Dragoi
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The latest in the popular series of Saturday afternoon concerts takes place on 10 June 5pm, at the Italian Forum auditorium in Leichhardt. And there will be a free glass of 'bubbly' for all in celebration of the Sinfonia reaching its 'ton'! (more...)

BWW Review: "Forever Plaid," a pleasant Jukebox musical @ Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - May 9, 2017

"Forever Plaid "is an escapist evening of theater, which is a pleasant trip back to yesterday, when clean-scrubbed boy singers waxed beautifully about the angst of young love, trips of fantasy and the mini-stresses of life. If you like that kind of thing, this is a show for you. (more...)

Green Day Kicks Off GMA's Summer Concert Series; Full LIneup Announced
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2017

ABC News' "Good Morning America" announced its 2017 Summer Concert Series lineup this morning, loaded with a wide array of award-winning, chart-topping artists. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co Unveils Act Two of 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Earlier this evening Hayes Theatre Co unveiled the shows that will be making up Act Two of 2017 with productions to be staged from July through to December 2017.  (more...)

After Hours Theatre Company presents Musical from the Writers of 'Dear Evan Hansen': DOGFIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

AFTER HOURS THETRE COMPANY (who most recently produced I Love You Because) present, from the Academy Award-winning musical team responsible for 'La La Land' and the smash Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, DOGFIGHT, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Peter Duchan, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography and co-direction by Jennifer Oundjian and co-directed by Jennifer Strattan.  DOGFIGHT will open on Friday, June 2 and perform through Sunday, June 25 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Interview: SCHOOL OF ROCK Newcomer Emily Borromeo Talks Her TV Series, Diversity and the Path to Broadway
by MATTHEW BLANK - May 8, 2017

An interview with Emily Borromeo, making her Broadway debut now in SCHOOL OF ROCK! (more...)

FAVOURITE SONGS: 'Days', SUNNY AFTERNOON
by Debbie Gilpin - May 8, 2017

In our new column, THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVOURITE SONGS, BroadwayWorld writers discuss their top picks from musical theatre. Let us know your favourite! (more...)

Mr. Big 'Defying Gravity' With New Album Set For Release This July
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

The call went out. Time for a new MR. BIG album. They convened in a Los Angeles studio and in a matter of six days, the boundless result of all that musical talent is DEFYING GRAVITY, with the release of their ninth original studio album and start of a new worldwide tour. (more...)

iHeartMedia Announces 'iHeartSummer '17 Weekend By AT&T'
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

iHeartMedia and AT&T announced today the ultimate celebration of summer with the iHeartSummer '17 Weekend by AT&T at the legendary Fontainebleau Miami Beach on Friday, June 9 and Saturday, June 10, 2017. (more...)

Pop Vocalist Skylar Stecker Named Radio Disney's 'NBT' (Next Big Thing)
by TV News Desk - May 8, 2017

Fifteen-year-old pop recording artist Skylar Stecker (Cherrytree Records) has been named Radio Disney's 'NBT' (Next Big Thing), the popular multiplatform spotlight program that champions young recording artists and showcases their journey as they pursue their musical dreams. (more...)

SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING, Meaghan Burke, THE MEETING* and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup of nightly performances, May 10-21, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE SWEETHEART DEAL Explores Struggle for Farm Workers' Rights
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2017

A woman finds her calling while volunteering for an underground political newspaper during the early years of the United Farm Workers movement. Written and directed by Obie Award winnerDiane Rodriguez, the world premiere of The Sweetheart Deal opens May 12 at The Los Angeles Theatre Center,presented by The Latino Theater Company in association with El Teatro Campesino. Low-priced previews begin May 4.  (more...)

Alliance to Premiere Beloved Children's Story, THE DANCING GRANNY
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Alliance Theatre has announce its upcoming world premiere production, The Dancing Granny. Based on the children's book by Newbery Honor winner Ashley Bryan, The Dancing Granny comes to life with exciting music and movement in this family-friendly, one-act production, at three locations June 10 - July 16, 2017. (more...)

L.A.'s Starlite Sisters Are in the Big Apple for Mother's Day!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Sarlite Sisters grew up falling in love with the music and vocal style of the Golden Era of Hollywood by watching classic movies. Their unique blend together with a youthful and peppy performance style takes audiences back to a time when big bands and sister acts were an everyday part of life. (more...)

Larry Gatlin and The Blackwood Quartet Kick-Off Summer Season at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Headlining the Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 is the classic country praise music of The Blackwood Quartet and the legendary Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. (Concert tickets are $39-$69). (more...)

Tim Woodson & The Heirs of Harmony Release New Single 'Lord, You've Been Good To Me'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Stellar Award Nominated group, Tim Woodson & The Heirs of Harmony does it again with their hot new single 'Lord, You've Been Good To Me.' (more...)

Music Legend Todd Rundgren Gets Notre Dame Artist in Residence Mini-Documentary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Rundgren started his Spirit of Harmony Foundation a few years ago to help bring music back into schools - http://spiritofHarmony.org. (more...)

Larry Gatlin Kicks-Off Summer Season at Spencer Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Headlining the Spencer Theater Summer Season 2017 is the classic country praise music of The Blackwood Quartet and the legendary Larry Gatlin of The Gatlin Brothers on Saturday, May 27 at 8 p.m. (Concert tickets are $39-$69). This promises to be a night of pure western-styled gospel beauty with the Blackwood's favorite Christian melodies like How Great Thou Art, Put Your Hand In The Hand, The Light House, Amazing Grace, Peace In The Valley, and many other gospel classics. Western great Larry Gatlin (pictured above), the eldest of the three Gatlin Brothers and writer of all their greatest hits including All The Gold In California and Houston, holds some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. His showcase of gospel and Gatlin favorites will open the second set of music that night, following The Blackwood Quartet (pictured left). The duo of headliners will then come together in our stage lights for an extended encore of songs.  This special evening is being sponsored in-part by Lynn & Bruce Morgan and Sandra & David Barrett. (more...)

CW Stoneking Returns to North America for East Coast Tour; Plays Newport Folk Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Critically acclaimed Australian bluesman CW Stoneking makes his return to North America this summer for a run of east coast tour dates, culminating with an appearance at the Newport Folk Festival. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Announces SEEKING THE HUMAN SPIRIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) today announced plans for Seeking the Human Spirit (STHS), a six-year multidisciplinary initiative designed to highlight the universal spiritual themes raised in opera and to expand and deepen Houstonians' connections to opera and to art. Launching in the fall of 2017, STHS comprises three mainstage operas each season-one of which will be a new work-united by a single theme, and complementary projects by HGO and partner organizations created to enhance and enrich the community's experience of the themes. Some of these activities will be available to the public; others will offer personal access to opera and HGO artists and staff for groups such as hospital patients, women who are rebuilding their lives after homelessness, and young people pursuing interfaith projects.  (more...)

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre to Kick Off with FOREVER PLAID
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Cockpit In Court Summer Theatre kicks off its Forty-Fifth season with a 1950s flair.  For eight performances only June 10-25, Cockpit will present its first musical Forever Plaid. (more...)

FJK Dance to Return to NYC This June with 'MESSAGE OF PEACE'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

On the heels of their two-month, 31-city tour of China, Fadi J. Khoury's FJK Dance will return to NYC on Tuesday, June 13 in "A Fusion of Culture and Dance, A Message of Peace" at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, 7pm (68th street between Lexington and Park Avenues). (more...)

Jane Krakowski to Perform at LIVE! from the Rainbow Room This June
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On June 23rd, the LIVE! from the Rainbow Room concert series will continue with Tony Award winning actress and singer, Jane Krakowski. (more...)

HBO Renews Animated Series ANIMALS for Third Season
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

HBO has renewed ANIMALS. for a third season, it was announced today by Amy Gravitt, executive vice president, HBO Programming. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Announces Casting for the Chicago Premiere of LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available. The press opening is Tuesday, November 14 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

The New Harmony Project Celebrates 31 Years of New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE 31ST ANNUAL NEW Harmony PROJECT KICKS OFF MAY 23RD GATHERING IN THE QUAINT TOWN OF NEW Harmony, INDIANA TO SUPPORT AND ELEVATE THE WORK OF WRITERS THAT EXPLORE AND CELEBRATE THE HUMAN SPIRIT (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

Theater Director Michael Kahn Receives First Annual TENN Award
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival has announced American theater director, educator, and arts leader Michael Kahn as the recipient of the Festival's first-ever TENN Award. (more...)

E! Goes LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET for Star-Studded Billboard Music Awards This Sunday
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

E! will go “LIVE FROM THE RED CARPET” at the star-studded BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS this Sunday, MAY 21 AT 6PM ET / 3PM PT. The network will provide extensive live coverage across platforms leading up to, during and following one of music's hottest nights. (more...)

Presale Tickets Available Now for Long Beach International Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The summer heat and the Long Beach International Film Festival (LBIFF) are sneaking up! Festival organizers announced today that presale tickets are on sale for their 6th annual event (more...)

Raue Center Shares A Sneak Peek at the 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Raue Center For The Arts is excited to share a sneak peek of their 2017 - 2018 season! The upcoming season features something for everyone to enjoy, with exciting programming ranging from nationally touring acts and Broadway musicals to local favorites and holiday traditions! More programming will be announced soon! Subscribe to Raue Center's email newsletter for the most up to date information on the 2017 - 2018 season!   (more...)

Free Group Singing Event BIG SING L.A. to Be Held in Grand Park 6/24
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

The Los Angeles Master Chorale launches into summer with a free group singing event called Big Sing L.A. in Grand Park on Saturday, June 24 at 1 PM. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company presents MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

On the heels of a thrilling performance by Phantom star DAVIS GAINES, the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with a concert starring Emmy Award-winner and multiple-Tony nominee NANCY DUSSAULT in MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE. Perhaps best known to audiences as the first host of "Good Morning America," and for her co-starring role on TV on "Too Close for Comfort," Dussault's remarkable career began on the stage. Her concert includes anecdotes about Dussault's remarkable career and songs by many of her favorite composers, such as Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane and Stephen Sondheim. Dussault's extraordinary musicality and comedic storytelling infuse new meaning into beloved classics such as "Getting Married Today," "Look to the Rainbow," "Old Friend" and her iconic "Make Someone Happy." Nancy is joined by Musical Director Christopher Marlowe and Director Valentine Mayer. NANCY DUSSAULT: MY LIFE…UPON THE WICKED STAGE comes to Ventura for three-performances-only: Saturday, May 20 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: World Premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNINA Hits Home in Trump's America
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry continues through June 11 at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

Matthew Mitcham Goes UNDER THE COVERS at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Matthew Mitcham burst onto the cabaret scene in 2014 with the refreshingly real, multi-award-winning musical comedy, Twists and Turns and in 2017 he returns with a brand-new show, UNDER THE COVERS, 19th to 23rd July at Sydney's Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS Team with Musical.ly to Present Special Fan-Voted Honor
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

dick clark productions and entertainment social network musical.ly today announced their partnership for the 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS, including a fan-voted honor celebrating five of musical.ly's top covered artists of the year (more...)

Abingdon's First Musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company presents its first musical with the New York premiere of THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR, with music by Tim Rosser and book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne, winners of 2015 Jonathan Larson and Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart awards. Directed by Abingdon Theatre Company Artistic Director Tony Speciale, THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR plays four weeks only, tonight, May 15, through June 11, at the June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Opening night is Thursday, May 25 at 7PM. (more...)

International Feel introduces Scott Gilmore's 'Subtle Vertigo' Album, Out This June
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

There is something wonderfully uplifting and naive about the mittle European B-Movie Pop and Library Music of the 1970's. (more...)

IAMA Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of SPECIES NATIVE TO CALIFORNIA
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Everyone's a part of the family - until they're not. IAMA Theatre Company presents the world premiere of a deceptively gentle comedy about family, land, labor and loss. Eli Gonda directs Species Native to California by Dorothy Fortenberry for a May 13 opening at Atwater Village Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: 110 IN THE SHADE, Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre
by Gary Naylor - May 13, 2017

110 In The Shade is both old-fashioned and bang up to date, full of pleasing songs, fine performances and a heartwarming message of love and hope. (more...)

San Diego Women's Chorus Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary and Announces $30K Fundraising Goal Met
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

The San Diego Women's Chorus treated audiences this past weekend (May 6-7, 2017) to a set of three celebratory performances of their 30th Anniversary concert, 'Reflections: Looking Back On Our First 30 Years!' at the University Christian Church in Hillcrest. The concerts featured over 100 women of SDWC singing songs from the chorus' 30-year history, encapsulating the group's rich commitment to peace, social action, honoring the lives of women who came before them, and providing quality musical entertainment to the local community. (more...)

Chris Stapleton Visits THE CHARLIE ROSE SHOW on PBS
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Chris Stapleton joined legendary journalist and talk show host Charlie Rose for a special interview on last night's PBS program. (more...)

Ben & Jerry's Celebrates Bob Marley's Legacy with New 'One Love' Flavor
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

'One love, one heart...' So begins one of the most recognized songs in reggae history. Bob Marley's memorable refrain is a call for global compassion, and is a perfect anthem for Ben & Jerry's latest flavor, One Love. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Close Laguna Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne with music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and directed by Tony Speciale. (more...)

NJSO & PSEG Foundation to Bring Chamber Concerts to Elizabeth
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

New Jersey Symphony Orchestra chamber ensembles are giving performances throughout the City of Elizabeth in a community concert series sponsored by the PSEG Foundation. Public concerts include Peter and the Wolf at Community Access Unlimited on Thursday, May 11, and a "Hispanic Roots" concert as part of the Snyder Academy of Elizabethtown's Cuban Voices event on Wednesday, June 7. (more...)

Ford Theatres Sets 2017 Summer Season with Inaugural IGNITE @ THE FORD! Series & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

The Ford Theatres today announced a spectacular season for Summer 2017 at the fully transformed John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The 2017 season will open on Saturday, July 15 with a performance by famed tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and runs through Monday, October 16. (more...)

The Kenneth Brian Band To Release 'With Lions' at Malibu Guitar Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Kenneth Brian Band's timeless song-craft, peppered with Kenneth's gritty vocals and guitar prowess have helped earn them a loyal fanbase and the respect of fellow musicians. (more...)

Chris Stapleton Performs 'Broken Halos' on 'The Howard Stern Show'
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Chris Stapleton was a guest on “The Howard Stern Show” yesterday. Listen to excerpts of his interview and watch his full performance of “Broken Halos” (more...)

Oldies Group The Acchords to Appear in Concert at Scottish Rite Cathedral
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

'The Acchords', New York's Top Oldies group will be in concert on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 7:00 pm in the Scottish Rite Cathedral Auditorium.  (more...)

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