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Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet CAGNEY'S Newest Bob Hope, Jeffry Denman
by Marissa Sblendorio - Oct 31, 2016

CAGNEY, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, just recently welcomed Broadway's Jeffry Denman  to the company.  Denman is best known for starring in the original company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas for which he was nominated for a Fred & Adele Astaire Award. He was Munkustrap in the final cast of Cats (original Broadway production) and was featured in the original company of The Producers which led him to pen the memoir, A Year with The Producers.  (more...)

Perpetual Students: A Historic Look at Chekov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 30, 2016

The Cherry Orchard is Anton Chekhov's masterpiece about a family on the edge of ruin-and a country on the brink of revolution. The story of Lyubov Ranevskaya and her family's return to their fabled orchard to forestall its foreclosure captures a people-and a world-in transition, and presents us with a picture of humanity in all its glorious folly. By turns tragic and funny, The Cherry Orchard still stands as one of the great plays of the modern era. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), on Thursday, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

TUNE IN TIME to Return with Halloween Show at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

They're baaaaaaaaack! The York Theatre Company welcomes the return engagement of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tommy Tune, Lucie Arnaz, Bob Costas and More Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Not even five and half feet tall, James Cagney's oversized talent catapulted him from scrappy Irish kid on the streets of New York to Hollywood legend on "the top of the world." A Vaudeville hoofer turned actor, Cagney made a splash on Broadway before Hollywood called and made him one of the Silver Screen's most iconic tough guys in legendary films including The Public Enemy, The G Men and White Heat.  But it was his turn as song and dance man George M. Cohan in Yankee Doodle Dandy that earned him the Academy Award and forever cemented his place as one of America's most beloved movie legends alongside the likes of Clark Gable, Charlie Chaplin, Marlon Brando, Jimmy Stewart and Fred Astaire. Now his off-Broadway debut is being visited by some of the biggest names in theatre. Check out some shots of the exciting backstage visitors that have been turning up at Cagney the Musical. (more...)

Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The original New York cast recording of Cagney is out digitally, at the theatre, and in stores as of today, October 14th. (more...)

Jeffry Denman Takes First Bows in Off-Broadway's CAGNEY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes Broadway's Jeffry Denman (Irving Berlin's White Christmas, The Producers) to the company. Starting tonight, October 14, Denman assumes the roles of Bob Hope (and others) when Jeremy Benton, who originated the role, takes a temporary leave of absence from the production through the year's end. (more...)

BWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Celia Berk Discusses Her Latest Album MANHATTAN SERENADE and Her Lifelong Love Affair with New York
by Ashley Steves - Oct 13, 2016

Ask Celia Berk what she loves about New York and she'll give you a list. Or, better yet, an album. Corporate executive by day, cabaret chanteuse by night (and a damn good one), Berk has won a MAC Award (New York Debut – Female), a Bistro Award (Vocalist), a BWW Award (NY Cabaret Debut), and The Margaret Whiting Award from The Mabel Mercer Foundation since her 2014 debut album You Can't Rush Spring. Her latest, Manhattan Serenade, is an eclectic collection of New York and New York-esque songs steeped in nostalgia and romance, complete with arrangements by Alex Rybeck and a stunning orchestra. Extended by popular demand, Berk will celebrate its release once more at the Metropolitan Room this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Before the show, we sat down for a discussion on her love note to New York, carving out a space for yourself in the city, and typical New York resilience. (more...)

PREMIERES' Inner Voices Series Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

PREMIERES, the New York based music theater organization whose mission is 'to bring new music theater to light,' has announced the complete cast and creative teams for this season's Inner Voices, the biannual series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances began October 3rd and continue through October 29 at The TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is tonight, October 13th at 8:00pm. (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

UniverSoul Circus Returns to Philadelphia for 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

UniverSoul Circus announces its return to Philadelphia for its 20th anniversary season in Fairmount Park (next to Mann Center) with 47 grand shows from tonight, November 3, through November 27, 2016. Philadelphia will serve as the ultimate finale and serve as UniverSoul's final stop for their 2016 tour. (more...)

Cast of CAGNEY Set for Performance, CD Signing Tonight at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney currently playing at The Westside Theater, Upstairs, celebrates the release of its original New York cast recording with a special live performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington Ave), tonight, November 3 at 7PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, Bill Nye, and Robert Picardo Visit CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Cagney, the hit musical about James Cagney, currently plays at The Westside Theater, Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street, between 9th & 10th Aves). During Thanksgiving weekend, Michael Feinstein, Neil Sedaka, Bill Nye, and Robert Picardo visited the show. Check out photos below! (more...)

St. George Theatre to stage 13th Annual Christmas Show
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This December 11th-13th, the St. George Theatre Restoration Inc. will stage its annual Christmas Show, originally conceived and choreographed by the non-profit theatre's founder, the late Mrs. Rosemary Cappozalo.  (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS Comes to Milwaukee
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Marcus Center in Milwaukee on February 14-19 as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities. (more...)

Announcing the 2017 Season at the Blyth Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

 In announcing the shows of the 2017 summer season at the Blyth Festival, Gil Garratt, Artistic Director, says 'On the heels of our wildly successful 2016 season, we are continuing to push boundaries, break rules, and blow our own horn to celebrate this incomparable country. And this year the ribbon will be cut on our $3.8 million newly renovated and ready to go Memorial Hall.' (more...)

Photo Flash: See Inside The Newly Renovated Royal Alexandra Theatre
by Alan Henry - Nov 22, 2016

Last week BroadwayWorld got to tour the newly renovated Royal Alexandra Theatre ahead of the opening of COME FROM AWAY and the grand re-opening of the crown jewel of the Mirvish theatre empire. (more...)

Tuck In With A Tasty Post-Thanksgiving Treat at York Theatre Company's TUNE IN TIME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The York Theatre Company welcomes a special tasty post-Thanksgiving treat with the November installment of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time. (more...)

Hip Hop Under the Big Top - UNIVERSOUL CIRCUS Celebrates 20 Years in Philly
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances! UniverSoul Circus announces its return to Philadelphia for its 20th return to Fairmount Park (next to Mann Center) with 47 grand shows from now through November 27, 2016. Philadelphia will serve as the ultimate finale and serve as UniverSoul's final stop for their 2016 tour. A big top spectacle of global proportions, this milestone edition is ready to take fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, UniverSoul Circus promises to be a show you will never forget. Tickets on sale now for $19 to $30 via Ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. (more...)

CIRCUS 1903 to Make U.S. Debut in Los Angeles This Winter; Tour to Follow!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Producers Simon Painter, Tim Lawson, and MagicSpace Entertainment are delighted to announce that Circus 1903 will make its United States debut for a limited engagement starting February 14th, 2017 at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles. From there the show will tour to major cities including Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Denver and New York City. (more...)

Amanda McBroom, Ann Hampton Callaway, Sally Ann Triplett and More to Play The Pheasantry This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

There are some wonderful artists coming to perform at The Pheasantry this November. including Amanda McBroom with Ann Hampton Callaway, Pete Atkin singing the lyrics of Clive James, Kate Dimbleby, Sally Ann Triplett and the Canadian jazz great Kirk MacDonald. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jeremy Benton Returning to Off-Broadway's CAGNEY This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning Wednesday, January 11th. (more...)

Cast Announced for York Theatre Company's BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the cast of the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill - text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein - the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

MILK AND HONEY Begins This Weekend at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the first of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series: the 1961 musical Milk and Honey, with book by Don Appell, and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. A friendly reminder that performances begin Saturday afternoon, January 28, 2017 for 11-performances only through February 5, 2017 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Matthew Hydzik and Janine DiVita Will Turn Back Time in BENJAMIN BUTTON THE MUSICAL Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present the staged reading of the new musical Benjamin Button The Musical with music by Natalie Tenenbaum (More Stars Than There Are in Heaven), and book and lyrics by Brett Boles ('From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook' on PBS). (more...)

Mark Delavan, Alix Korey and Anne Runolfsson To Lead The Cast Of The York Theatre Company's MILK AND HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced American operatic bass-baritone Mark Delavan (Tosca), Broadway's Alix Korey (Fiddler on the Roof) and Anne Runolfsson (The Phantom of the Opera) will lead the cast of the 1961 musical Milk and Honey. (more...)

Historian to Celebrate Jerry Herman with HELLO, JERRY! at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New York debut of musical theatre historian Charles Troy, who celebrates the life and career of legendary Broadway composer Jerry Herman with Hello, Jerry!, a one-night only multimedia presentation. (more...)

Actors' Temple to Honor Tovah Feldshuh and Jackie Hoffman at Centennial Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Theater District institution the Actors' Temple celebrates its centennial with an entertainment-packed dinner and show at the Friars Club, 57 East 55th Street, on Monday, March 13, at 6pm. (more...)

Now You See Them, Now You Don't! THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY Bring Death Defying Stunts And Breathtaking Wonder To The McCallum!
by David Green - Jan 16, 2017

The Illusionists - Live from Broadway comes to the McCallum Theatre for four performances Saturday, January 28, through Sunday, January 29. On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, The Illusionists - Live From Broadway will play the McCallum Theatre as part of its current North American tour to more than 50 cities.  (more...)

BWW Audio: 'King of Voice-Overs' Joe Sirola Records TV Spot for Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Joe Sirola, who has been called the 'King of Voice-Overs' - having been heard or seen in over 10,000 commercials throughout his long and fun career - co-starred with the great Jimmy Cagney in his last film (Terrible Joe Moran). Lately, Joe has turned his talents to the New York stage as a producer, and one of his shows is the current off-Broadway hit, CAGNEY. Today, Joe recorded the new radio advertisement for his, and Jimmy's, musical. Below, listen to a clip from Joe's radio spot for CAGNEY! (more...)

BWW Review: Molly Pope Meets Classic Hollywood in the Energetic and Captivating A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Jan 12, 2017

Starting in the back of the packed Feinstein's/54 Below house with 'It's a New World' (Harold Arlen/Ira Gershwin), Molly Pope has your attention. The band has played the overture; now it is her turn, crooning in silence. As suddenly as the first number ends, you're launched into the energetic 'Gotta Have Me Go with You,' Pope working her way through the crowd to the stage to join Brian Beach and Danny Bevins, her pair of enthusiastic backup dancers for the evening and the final pieces of her very complete transformation into Vicki Lester. (more...)

Tony Winner Tyne Daly Tapped for DEAR WORLD at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced six-time Emmy Award-winner and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly will star in the 1969 musical Dear World, when she joins the company in celebrating Broadway composers, Jerry Herman and Kurt Weill, with the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series, January 28 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

'BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL' Starts This Weekend at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill: A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Snow Day Deal! Get $25 Rush Tickets to CAGNEY Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Today's forecast... flurries with a chance of Cagney! The show must go on folks, and now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for the 2PM matinee today, Thursday, February 9. (more...)

BWW Review: AFTER BIRTH OF A NATION at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Feb 17, 2017

Co-founder and Director Michael Gray has created an admirable culture at City-Theater. The group takes risks with most every production. Well one supposes they should for their mission statement is to 'rid the planet (not just Wilmington!) of complacency, redundancy, indifference and FEAR'. (more...)

Alison Fraser, Ann Harada, Lenny Wolpe Sign on for DEAR WORLD, Starring Tyne Daly at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the cast of the 1969 musical Dear World with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy Award and Tony Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

DANCE TO THE MOVIES Featuring Lesley Ann Warren Comes to St. George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

St. George Theatre is pleased to announce the guest appearance of Academy Award nominee Lesley Ann Warren to the cast of Dance to the Movies along with Dancing With The Stars celebrity pros Anna Trebunskaya, Dmitry Chaplin, Chelsie Hightower, and more on Saturday, April 8th at 8:00PM. (more...)

THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY to Bring Magic to the Fabulous Fox This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY (www.theillusionistslive.com), will play the Fabulous Fox in St. Louis March 31 - April 2 as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

Witness The Impossible as THE ILLUSIONISTS Returns to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On the heels of a highly successful multi-city tour and run on Broadway, the world's best-selling touring magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS - LIVE FROM BROADWAY, returns to play in Dallas at the Music Hall at Fair Park February 28 - March 5, 2017, for a one week limited engagement presented by Dallas Summer Musicals; as part of its North American tour to more than 50 cities in 2017. (more...)

TUNE IN TIME Game Show to Add Holiday Spin at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The York Theatre Company welcomes a special holiday celebration with the December installment of the game show for musical theater lovers, Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields, hosted by Emily McNamara, with Musical Director Nate Buccieri and annoyingly insistent timekeeper Sheila Head, with celebrity judges Nick Corley (A Christmas Carol, The Musical), Brandon Ellis (It's a Wonderful Life Radio Play) and Kirsten Wyatt (Elf, A Christmas Story), all of whom are veterans of one Christmas musical or another. (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE IN A LIFETIME, Young Vic
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 7, 2016

After a 2016 programme that included Blue/Orange and Yerma, the first offering in the Young Vic's new season is a revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Once in a Lifetime, which also marks comedian Harry Enfield's stage debut. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at Adelaide Festival Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Dec 5, 2016

This is a highly exuberant and top quality production. (more...)

Cast of off-Broadway's CAGNEY Proves 'The Show Must Go On'!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The cast of off-Broadway's hit musical CAGNEY, which follows the life of the legendary James Cagney from the streets of New York to one of Hollywood's brightest stars, proved the old adage that the show must go on. (more...)

CAGNEY Celebrates 300th Performance at The Westside Theater Today!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY Company Celebrates 300th Performance off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrates its 300th performance, today, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

BWW Review: 21st Annual Youth Musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE a Big Hit at the Morgan-Wixson
by Shari Barrett - Dec 2, 2016

Surely most theatre folks have seen productions of the fabulous musical THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, winner of six Tony Awards including Best Musical, making the show the 2002 season's most awarded new show on Broadway, based on the original story and screenplay by Richard Morris for the 1967 Universal Pictures film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. I can tell you without a shadow of a doubt, the current production directed by Anne Gesling for the Y.E.S. Youth/Teen Program at Santa Monica's Morgan-Wixson Theatre is just as good as many adult production I have seen, given the cast's talent, Gesling's spot-on fast-paced direction and fabulous 1920's costuming, Daniel Koh's musical direction creating wonderful cast harmonies, and creative choreography by Lauren Blair. (more...)

Busby Berkeley Series to Kick Off This Month at Film Forum
by Movies News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

'BUSBY BERKELEY,' a nine-day festival spotlighting the early movie musical trailblazer famous for his eye-popping kaleidoscopic production numbers, will run at Film Forum from Wednesday, December 7 through Thursday, December 15. (more...)

CAGNEY to Mark 300th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 300th performance on Wednesday afternoon, December 21 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs. Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Cast Complete for MARK FELT, SUPERSTAR at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the complete cast for the New2NY presentation of the new musical Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum (Bush Is Bad, Fermat's Last Tango). (more...)

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