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Tony Roberts to Release New Memoir in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

TONY ROBERTS reveals the story of his legendary five-decade career on stage and screen in the new memoir "Do You Know Me?" It will be available as a hardcover book through Amazon.com (available for pre-order here) and an audio book from Audible.com (available for pre-order here), read by the author himself, on October 6. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This November and December 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Roberts Takes Home New Memoir DO YOU KNOW ME?
by Walter McBride - Oct 24, 2015

TONY ROBERTS reveals the story of his legendary five-decade career on stage and screen in the new memoir 'Do You Know Me?' It became available as a hardcover book through Amazon.com and an audio book from Audible.com, read by the author himself, on October 6. Below, check out photos of the author with his new book! (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Presents the Musical TENDERLOIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems, is back for a seventh season at Lakewood Theatre Company. This year three musicals featuring the theme 'New York, New York' will be presented in a concert/cabaret style. The first offering, Tenderloin will have only 3 performances: Friday, October 21 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 PM and 7:00 PM. Performances are on Lakewood's Side Door stage at Lakewood Center for the Arts in Lake Oswego, Oregon. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Jeremy Kushnier, Alli Mauzey Set for UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH, VOL. 2 at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2 at 54 Below on Thursday, November 20 at 7 PM and 9:30 PM. The evening, showcasing songs by the Tony- and Grammy-nominated lyricist of Peter Pan, Little Me, and How Now Dow Jones, is created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling). (more...)

Tommy Tune Coming to Smothers Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

In Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, Broadway's tallest tapper Tommy Tune takes to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre stage in Malibu, dancing, singing and tale-telling through 50 years of big time showmanship on Saturday, January 17 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Broadway's Lee Wilson to Sign 'REBEL ON POINTE' Memoir at Barnes & Noble Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Lee Wilson, former cast member of Hello Dolly!, A Chorus Line, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown and Meet Me in St. Louis, will discuss and sign her new book, Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway, at Barnes & Noble on Broadway on Dec. 8. (more...)

UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH Set for 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will continue its 2014 Unsung concert series at 54 Below with Unsung Bob Merrill and Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2, following its recent sold-out, critically acclaimed Unsung Carolyn Leigh concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook. The two all-new evenings are created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad) with musical direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, At Home Abroad). (more...)

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Erin Mackey & More Will Star in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt will star in George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 4 - 8, 2015. Lady, BeGood will be directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner. Founding Encores! Music Director Rob Fisher will return as Guest Music Director, and has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins' original score. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Ann Hampton Callaway and More Come to 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Tony Roberts to Read from New Memoir DO YOU KNOW ME? Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Tony Roberts will celebrate his new memoir DO YOU KNOW ME? - which reveals the story of his legendary five-decade career on stage and screen - with an in-store reading and book signing at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) on Tuesday, December 15 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Honoree Tommy Tune!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes 2015 Lifetime Achievement recipient Tommy Tune! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tommy Tune Reflects on SEESAW and Winning His First Tony Award
by Richard Ridge - May 30, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Broadway legend Tommy Tune, to discuss his past work, getting started on Broadway and if he would ever return to the Great White Way. Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Tune discusses work in SEESAW and winning his first Tony Award. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tommy Tune Discusses If He Would Ever Return to Broadway
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Broadway legend Tommy Tune, to discuss his past work, getting started on Broadway and if he would ever return to the Great White Way. Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Tune discusses if he would return to Broadway and the incredible Tony Award season this year. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company to Present Coward's SAIL AWAY, 4/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems presented in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the third offering in its sixth season, Noel Coward's Sail Away. Food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show. (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

Tommy Tune to Bring TAPS, TUNES & TALL TALES to Landmark on Main
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Raise the roof! Broadway's tallest tapper is coming to the Landmark on Main Street in TAPS, TUNES & TALL TALES on Friday, April 15 at 8 PM. (more...)

Stage Icon Tommy Tune Working on New Broadway Musical After Signing with New Agent
by Jessica Khan - Mar 22, 2016

He's back! Ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune (that's a well-deserved mouthful!) is collaborating with a Tony-winning playwright on the musical adaptation of a book and major film set in 'the world's fastest-growing film market,' according to Deadline. (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

NINE, 1776, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 64th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 8, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Brings Home Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 9, 2015

An emotional and grateful Tommy Tune went to the top of his ladder and placed the Lifetime Achievement Award Tony above the other 9 he has been awarded. Here are photos of the momentous event.  You can see it on video at http://t2conline.com/stephen-sorokoff-my-view-tommy-tune-brings-home-his-tony-award-a-video/. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Tommy Tune's Lifetime Achivement Award Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Just before the start of the 2015 Tony ceremony tonight, now ten-time Tony-winner Tommy Tune received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. Click below to watch his full acceptance speech! (more...)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Tommy Tune to Present at 2015 Tonys
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

CBS has just announced that Tommy Tune, this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Tony award, will be among the presenters on this year's telecast. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the fourth season for the 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series. This popular series provides audiences with a rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists and their outstanding musical accompanists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase award-winning Broadway, stage and film stars Tommy Tune, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing together on one night, followed by Rebecca Luker and closing the season will be a performance by Paulo Szot. These exceptional performers will share a special evening of cabaret featuring songs from current Broadway, Jazz, American Standards and more. (more...)

NINE, 1776, GOD OF CARNAGE and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 64th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning tonight, July 8, 2016. (more...)

Bruce Vilanch Set to Lead Developmental Reading of I HAD A BALL on 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held Thursday, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

Marc Kudisch & More Join Cast of UMC's UNSUNG BOB MERRILL at 54 Below, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Bob Merrill hosted by three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Assassins, Millie). Created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), the intimate evening will play 54 Below on Tuesday, August 5 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held today, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Danny Rutigliano & More Will Join Bruce Vilanch in I HAD A BALL Reading, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) continues its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center with a special presentation of I Had a Ball, the 1964 Coney Island musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Jerome Chodorov (Wonderful Town) and a score by Stan Freeman & Jack Lawrence. The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), will be held Thursday, July 24 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Works' AZ Premiere of FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Arizona premiere of FOLLIES opened on the Gyder Stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts on February 20, 2015. The music and lyrics of the dazzling FOLLIES score are by Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. The book is by Academy Award winner James Goldman, also known for The Lion in Winter. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kelli James Chase and More Star in Theater Works' FOLLIES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Theater Works announces the Arizona premiere of FOLLIES. FOLLIES is a theatrical event which is attracting some of the finest talent in the Valley. It will open on the Gyder Stage at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts tonight, February 20, 2015. (more...)

Broadway Stars and Valley Luminaries Lead FOLLIES at Theater Works, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Broadway stars and Valley luminaries create a perfect storm of talent in the Arizona premiere of FOLLIES, Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece. The show that was named 'one of the greatest musicals ever written' by the New York Times opens on the Theater Works stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts tonight, February 20th. (more...)

Broadway Stars and Valley Luminaries to Lead FOLLIES at Theater Works, Beginning 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Broadway stars and Valley luminaries create a perfect storm of talent in the Arizona premiere of FOLLIES, Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece. The show that was named "one of the greatest musicals ever written" by the New York Times opens on the Theater Works stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Friday, February 20th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Works' FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Theater Works announces the cast for the Arizona premiere of FOLLIES, the legendary musical The New York Times calls 'one of the greatest musicals ever written'. FOLLIES will open on the Gyder Stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts on February 20, 2015. (more...)

Jarrod Emick, Matthew Hydzik, Charlotte d'Amboise & Tony Roberts Join Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced casting for the remaining principal roles in its new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel. Matthew Hydzik will portray Enoch Snow alongside Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick as Jigger Craigin, two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise as Mrs. Mullin, and two-time Tony Award nominee Tony Roberts as the Starkeeper. Carousel will run April 10 to May 3 at the Civic Opera House (opening night April 11). (more...)

BWW Interview: In His New Memoir, Tony Roberts Asks DO YOU KNOW ME? After 55 Years On Stage and Screen
by Michael Dale - Dec 9, 2015

The Broadway and film star writes about the everyday life of being a working actor. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 7, 2015
by - Dec 7, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Kelli James Chase and More to Star in Theater Works' FOLLIES, Opening 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Theater Works announces the Arizona premiere of FOLLIES. FOLLIES is a theatrical event which is attracting some of the finest talent in the Valley. It will open on the Gyder Stage at Peoria Center for the Performing Arts February 20, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Roberts Reads from DO YOU KNOW ME? at The Drama Book Shop
by Walter McBride - Dec 16, 2015

Actor Tony Roberts celebrated his new memoir 'Do You Know Me?' -- which reveals the story of his legendary five-decade career on stage and screen -- with an in-store reading and book signing at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) on yesterday, December 15. (more...)

Tony Roberts Celebrates New Memoir DO YOU KNOW ME? at The Drama Book Shop Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Actor Tony Roberts will celebrate his new memoir 'Do You Know Me?' -- which reveals the story of his legendary five-decade career on stage and screen -- with an in-store reading and book signing at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) tonight, December 15 at 5:00pm. (more...)

Tony Roberts to Read from New Memoir DO YOU KNOW ME? Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Tony Roberts will celebrate his new memoir DO YOU KNOW ME? - which reveals the story of his legendary five-decade career on stage and screen - with an in-store reading and book signing at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) today, December 15 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. (more...)

Tony Roberts to Celebrate New Memoir DO YOU KNOW ME? at The Drama Book Shop, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Actor Tony Roberts will celebrate his new memoir "Do You Know Me?" -- which reveals the story of his legendary five-decade career on stage and screen -- with an in-store reading and book signing at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 40th Street) on Tuesday, December 15 at 5:00pm.  (more...)

Marc Kudisch & More Join Cast of UMC's UNSUNG BOB MERRILL at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will present Unsung Bob Merrill hosted by three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Assassins, Millie). Created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, Make Mine Manhattan), the intimate evening will play 54 Below tonight, August 5 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Unsung Concert Series to Continue at 54 Below with UNSUNG BOB MERRILL, 8/5, and UNSUNG CAROLYN LEIGH, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will continue its 2014 Unsung concert series at 54 Below with Unsung Bob Merrill and Unsung Carolyn Leigh, Vol. 2, following its recent sold-out, critically acclaimed Unsung Carolyn Leigh concert for Lincoln Center's American Songbook. The two all-new evenings are created and directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad) with musical direction and arrangements by Fran Minarik (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, At Home Abroad). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Start The REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER Without Me
by Michael Dale - Aug 14, 2014

Ivar Pall Jonsson's pitiful attempt at allegorical whimsy lacks basic musical theatre craft. (more...)

Breaking News: Valerie Harper Replaced by Brenda Vaccaro in Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

Academy Award nominated film star Brenda Vaccaro will step into the role of Millicent Winter in the production of Nice Work If You Can Get It now playing on the Ogunquit Playhouse stage through August 15. (more...)

Tony Roberts Boards ABC's DIRTY DANCING Remake
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Katey Sagal is the latest actor to sign on to ABC's upcoming three-hour reboot of DIRTY DANCING. (more...)

VIDEO: Hip-Hop By a Marching Band? The Penn Band Plays HAMILTON's 'My Shot' at Independence Hall
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2016

The University of Pennsylvania's century-old band in a march arrangement of HAMILTON's anthem of ambition. (more...)

Number 10! Tommy Tune to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Tommy Tune, a nine-time Tony Award winner is going to have to make some room on his already over-crowded shelves as the Tonys have just revealed that he will receive this year's Lifetime Achivement special Tony Award. (more...)

Tommy Tune Brings TAPS, TUNES & TALL TALES to Landmark on Main Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Raise the roof! Broadway's tallest tapper comes to Landmark on Main Street in TAPS, TUNES & TALL TALES tonight, Friday, April 15 at 8 PM. (more...)

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