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Sheridan Smith to Lead London Workshop of Revamped EASTER PARADE; Jerry Mitchell to Helm?Sheridan Smith to Lead London Workshop of Revamped EASTER PARADE; Jerry Mitchell to Helm?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The Daily Mail reports that Sheridan Smith is in negotiations to star in a London workshop of Irving Merlin's EASTER PARADE, featuring a new book by Ken Ludwig and additional songs by Berlin. Jerry Mitchell will direct. (more...)

Antonia Arts, Inc. to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1/16-18Antonia Arts, Inc. to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 1/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Antonia Arts, Inc. will present a professional stage production of The Wizard of Oz at the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater in Peekskill on January 16 @ 7p.m., January 17 @ 2p.m. (Special Matinee), January 17 @ 7p.m., and January 18 @ 3p.m. Inspired by the novel by L. Frank Baum, who attended Peekskill Military Academy, this production will entertain and enlighten all ages with the spirit of wonder! The Paramount Hudson Valley is located 1008 Brown St. Peekskill NY 10566. For special offers or more information, contact Antonia Arts, Inc. 914 - 930-7588. Antoniaarts2@gmail.com Paramount Hudson Valley Theater Box Office 914-739-0039. (more...)

Musical Theater Project's OVER THE RAINBOW: THE SONGS OF HAROLD ARLEN to Play Cuyahoga Community College's Eastern Campus Performing Arts Center, 1/18Musical Theater Project's OVER THE RAINBOW: THE SONGS OF HAROLD ARLEN to Play Cuyahoga Community College's Eastern Campus Performing Arts Center, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Musical Theater Project celebrates the 75th anniversary year of The Wizard of Oz by saluting the composer behind the music in "Over the Rainbow: The Songs of Harold Arlen," to be presented at Cuyahoga Community College's Eastern Campus Performing Arts Center on Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 3pm. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Erin Markey & More to Join THE MEETING* in Honoring Ethel Merman, 1/18Klea Blackhurst, Erin Markey & More to Join THE MEETING* in Honoring Ethel Merman, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, January 18 at 9:30 PM to open the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran in September. The January show will include a tribute to Broadway legend Ethel Merman, with special guests Klea Blackhurst, Erin Markey, Nora Mae Lyng, Molly Pope and Ben Rimalower. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick RoadBWW Reviews: Inspire Creative's WIZARD OF OZ a Familiar Trip Down the Yellow Brick Road
by Christi Esterle - Jan 26, 2015

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Judy Garland & Robert Goulet In Animated Musical GAY PURR-EE Now AvailableJudy Garland & Robert Goulet In Animated Musical GAY PURR-EE Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 24, 2015

Judy Garland and Robert Preston team up! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MISS DIETRICH REGRETS, St James Theatre Studio, January 21 2015BWW Reviews: MISS DIETRICH REGRETS, St James Theatre Studio, January 21 2015
by Gary Naylor - Jan 23, 2015

Gary Naylor is invited into the presence of Marlene Dietrich and finds much that is unique, and much that is universal, in this towering figure of 20th century culture. (more...)

Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

TINA DEL TWIST to Play FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015TINA DEL TWIST to Play FRINGE WORLD Festival 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Truly unique, Tina Del Twist is Australia's much-loved nightingale, known for her 'beautiful voice and wicked sense of comic timing' (The Age Melbourne). Loved by audiences and critics alike, this gin-soaked velvet draped madame has been described as the lovechild of Dame Edna and Amy Winehouse. (more...)

SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS Set for 54 Below, 1/16-17SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS Set for 54 Below, 1/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ("Merrily We Roll Along"), Pamela Myers ("Company") & Chip Zien ("Into The Woods") in "SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS" on January 16 & 17, 2015. These three original Sondheim cast members share songs and stories, recalling their experiences creating their roles in these landmark musicals on Broadway. The show is conceived and directed by Grammy and Emmy Award winner, John McDaniel, as part of his second season as artistic director of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret and Performance conference. (more...)

Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 BelowAnn Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ('Merrily We Roll Along'), Pamela Myers ('Company') & Chip Zien ('Into The Woods') in 'SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS' this weekend, January 16 & 17, 2015. (more...)

Barry Manilow to Bring ONE LAST TIME! Tour to Prudential Center, Barclays CenterBarry Manilow to Bring ONE LAST TIME! Tour to Prudential Center, Barclays Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Barry Manilow announced that he is going to “hit the road” and perform concerts across North America ONE LAST TIME! with special guest Dave Koz, including the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on June 14th and the Barclays Center in his native Brooklyn on the superstar's June 17th birthday. (more...)

Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15Michael Holmes' THE JUDY SHOW! Comes to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

What do you get when you mix an internationally-acclaimed impersonator, outrageous comedy, great standards, and a bevy of icons? The hysterical parody of Judy Garland and her guests found in Michael Holmes' riotous The Judy Show! (more...)

Gigi Bermingham to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW, Running 2/20-3/15 at International City TheatreGigi Bermingham to Star in END OF THE RAINBOW, Running 2/20-3/15 at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

International City Theatre kicks off its 30th Anniversary Season with a tour de force musical drama about the final days of Judy Garland. End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter opens Feb. 20, directed by John Henry Davis (ICT's Trying) and starring Gigi Bermingham (Ovation Award-winner for her performance as Maria Callas in ICT's Master Class) in the role of the legendary singer. (more...)

Jane Monheit Coming to Segerstrom Center, 3/13-14Jane Monheit Coming to Segerstrom Center, 3/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Grammy® nominated singer Jane Monheit, known for her smooth vocals and sincere interpretations, returns to Segerstrom Center in a program paying tribute to one of her musical idols, the legendary Judy Garland on March 13 & 14 in Samueli Theater. Hello Bluebird – Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland includes many of the Hollywood icon's hits such as “Get Happy,” “You Gotta Have Me Go With You” and her most beloved signature song, “Over the Rainbow.” Monheit will be joined by pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Neal Miner and drummer Rick Montalbano. (more...)

The Wallis to Welcome Jeffrey Siegel in THE ROMANTIC MUSIC OF CHOPIN, 1/17The Wallis to Welcome Jeffrey Siegel in THE ROMANTIC MUSIC OF CHOPIN, 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka "The Wallis") presents Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel - The Romantic Music of Chopin for one performance only, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. This performance is part of the 45th Anniversary Tour of Keyboard Conversations. (more...)

Save up to 25% on Paulo Szot, Liz Callaway, and more at 54 BelowSave up to 25% on Paulo Szot, Liz Callaway, and more at 54 Below
by Contests - Broadway - Dec 9, 2014

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Ocean State Theatre Company Adds 12/21 Performance of MEET ME IN ST. LOUISOcean State Theatre Company Adds 12/21 Performance of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently opened the popular family friendly musical, Meet Me in St. Louis, is pleased to announce that due to strong public reaction and limited inventory, just prior to the holiday, an additional performance has been added on Sunday, December 21 at 6:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Lorna Luft Comes Home for Christmas with 54 Below DebutBWW Interviews: Lorna Luft Comes Home for Christmas with 54 Below Debut
by Sally Henry - Dec 8, 2014

If home is where the heart is, then Lorna Luft's 54 Below debut is her homecoming performance. Luft recently took the time out of her busy touring schedule to discuss the things she loves best: cabarets, Christmas in New York, and of course her lovely mother, Judy Garland. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2014

Today we turn our attention to a Golden Age master who was celebrated earlier this week via PETER PAN LIVE! and rightly so given this is now his centennial year, Adolph Green. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Jolly Old Time at CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDSBWW Reviews: A Jolly Old Time at CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS
by Finny (Amanda Finn) - Dec 5, 2014

Nothing says Christmas like watching Mommie Dearest descend the stairs in four inch heels, a robe, sheer pantyhose, and a smug grin of self-satisfaction.This holiday tradition is true, however, for the members of the Crawford family in StageQ's recent production of Christmas with the Crawfords written by Richard Winchester and Mark Sargent. Based loosely on the memoir made film 'Mommie Dearest' written by Joan Crawford's daughter Christina and combined with a menagerie of guest stars of a bygone era, this is a comedy just bursting with eccentricities. (more...)

Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein's 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS' and More, Week of Dec 15Birdland to Welcome Michael Feinstein's 'HAPPY HOLIDAYS' and More, Week of Dec 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for December 15 - December 21, featuring Michael Feinstein in "Happy Holidays: Swingin' with the Big Band," James Langton's New York All-Star Big Band, Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch and Klea Blackhurst in "A Swingin' Birdland Christmas," and more. (more...)

Marilyn Maye to Make Guest Appearance in WINTER RHYTHMS TonightMarilyn Maye to Make Guest Appearance in WINTER RHYTHMS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Urban Stages, in association with producer/director/lyricist and Director of Musical Programming Peter Napolitano, is proud to announce that cabaret legend Marilyn Maye will kick off the Holiday Season for WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 on Thursday, December 4 at 7PM only with a special appearance in Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: The Songs of Hugh Martin, a centennial celebration of the Hollywood and Broadway songwriter best known for Meet Me in St. Louis and Best Foot Forward. Marilyn Maye joins Eric Comstock, Barbara Fasano, Minda Larsen, Marissa Mulder, Sigali, Melissa Ritz, Molly Ryan, Dan Levinson, Deborah Silver, Gabrielle Stravelli and the vocal group Duchess in an evening conceived and hosted by Wall Street Journal columnist Will Friedwald. Musical Director for the evening will be Tedd Firth. (more...)

Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, Now thru 12/21Victoria Theatre Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Starring San Francisco's four top drag luminaries, Victoria Theatre presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: THE CHRISTMAS EPISODES. The formula is reasonably straightforward. Take 4 talented drag performers, cast them in two classic Xmas episodes of the ground-breaking and uproarious TV show: THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and joviality will ensue. (more...)

Kimberley Locke Launch Holiday Season at Feinstein's at the Nikko TonightKimberley Locke Launch Holiday Season at Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Labeled 'the Queen of Christmas' by Billboard Magazine, Kimberley Locke kicks off the holiday season with two special performances at Feinstein's at the Nikko tonight, December 4 (8 p.m.) and Friday, December 5 (8 p.m.). Locke will perform songs off her acclaimed holiday album, 'Christmas,' as well as other fan favorites. (more...)

ArtsWest Presents JUDY'S SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/28ArtsWest Presents JUDY'S SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

This holiday season join ArtsWest and Judy Garland as they welcome you into their home for the Seattle Premiere of Judy's Scary Little Christmas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Non-Stop Movement Marks NEWSIES Musical  at The HippodromeBWW Reviews: Non-Stop Movement Marks NEWSIES Musical at The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Dec 4, 2014

NEWSIES showcases enthusiastic, athletic, acrobatic dancing- the Company is chockablock with high-end dancers equal to the complications of Christopher Gattelli's choreography, which deservedly earned this show one of its Tony awards. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River TheaterBWW Interviews: Mary Birdsong in ABSURD PERSON SINGULAR at Two River Theater
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 29, 2014

Mary Birdsong will play the role of Marion in 'Absurd Person Singular' at Two River Theater from January 10th through February 1st. Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Jessica Stone, this is a laugh out loud satirical play about English couples who gather at three successive Christmas celebrations. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN! Extends Again at Don't Tell Mama; Offers New Year's Eve SpecialJUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN! Extends Again at Don't Tell Mama; Offers New Year's Eve Special
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Now in its 5th year, 'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'Best Duo'in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been extended again at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Mario Cantone Re-Tells Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on THE VIEWVIDEO: Mario Cantone Re-Tells Story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

On last week's THE VIEW, comedian and Broadway veteran Mario Cantone re-told the story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Check it out below! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Gleeful Judy Garland ChristmasTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Gleeful Judy Garland Christmas
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 25, 2014

Today we revisit one of the most memorable holiday specials ever created in honor of Christmas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Holy Night! A New Dynamic Duo Is Born as Carole J. Bufford & Eric Yves Garcia Celebrate the Holiday Season with Delightful Show at the Laurie BeechmanBWW Reviews: Holy Night! A New Dynamic Duo Is Born as Carole J. Bufford & Eric Yves Garcia Celebrate the Holiday Season with Delightful Show at the Laurie Beechman
by Billie Roe - Dec 22, 2014

At The Laurie Beechman Theatre last Thursday night, the new dynamic duo of Carole J. Bufford and Eric Yves Garcia performed their fun holiday show, A Christmas Carole & New Year's Yves, to a full house of adoring family, friends, and fans. They were the very picture of the perfect holiday host and hostess. (more...)

BWW Review: Stephanie Martin in ConcertBWW Review: Stephanie Martin in Concert
by Dennis Kucherawy - Dec 21, 2014

One of the last times I heard Toronto singer-songwriter Stephanie Martin in concert, she brought down the house performing before more than 2,000 people at Toronto's lavish and vast Elgin Theatre at the venue's 100th anniversary celebration. With her customary charisma, she performed a duet as Josephine (I've long forgotten the guy) from the Canadian musical "Napoleon," co-written by her husband, lyricist Andrew Sabiston with composer Timothy Williams. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 22-28 Featuring Liz Callaway, Christine Pedi, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 22-28 Featuring Liz Callaway, Christine Pedi, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Dec 21, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Liz Callaway's Celebrate!, A Charlie Brown Christmas in Concert, Christine Pedi: Snow Bizness, An Evening of Garland, and Sondheim Unplugged 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 9 - Judy! Judy! Judy!VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 9 - Judy! Judy! Judy!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 21, 2014

Welcome to Day 9 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas 'video' features. Today, we have something really, really special. SO special, that I will NEVER throw away my VHS copy. I watch it every single year! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Coming to Select U.S. Cinemas for Two Nights Only This JanuaryTHE WIZARD OF OZ Coming to Select U.S. Cinemas for Two Nights Only This January
by Movies News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Join DorothyTM, TotoTM and the rest of the crew as they head to Emerald CityTM for a special two-night event brought to you by Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. "TCM Presents: The Wizard of Oz" will be shown in select U.S. cinemas (more...)

BroadwayWorld's Holiday Roundup 2014- Small Screen Edition!BroadwayWorld's Holiday Roundup 2014- Small Screen Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

The holiday season is here at last, and in just weeks, the world will be spreading the yuletide cheer by decking the halls, wrapping the gifts and sipping the eggnog. There are plenty of ways to join in the spirit, but for theatre fans, there is even more to celebrate, as our favorite holiday programming and performances will be presented across all platforms this December. Whether you'd like to check out your favorite Christmas musical on stage, tune in for a festive concert on TV, or buy a movie ticket to a big holiday release, Broadway is everywhere this season... and BroadwayWorld has a complete guide of where to find it! Below, check out our all-inclusive Holiday Roundup for 2014! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Misery Hates Company in POCATELLOBWW Reviews: Misery Hates Company in POCATELLO
by Michael Dale - Dec 17, 2014

Samuel D. Hunter's drama of a mundane little community is in itself a rather mundane evening. (more...)

Lorna Luft Makes 54 Below Debut TonightLorna Luft Makes 54 Below Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Tonight, December 17 at 7PM and tomorrow, December 18 at 7 & 9:30PM, Lorna Luft makes her 54 Below debut with a show packed with popular selections from her mother's catalogue, the all-American songbook and holiday favorites! (more...)

Amanda Whittington's SATIN 'N' STEEL to Tour UK in 2015Amanda Whittington's SATIN 'N' STEEL to Tour UK in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Roberts & John Productions have announced their inaugural touring production of Amanda Whittington's Satin 'n' Steel. The production, directed by Gareth Tudor Price, will tour throughout the UK between March and July 2015. (Tour schedule included). (more...)

Laura Osnes, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below this WeekLaura Osnes, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS!Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of CHRISTMAS WITH THE CRAWFORDS!
by Walter McBride - Dec 15, 2014

Richard Winchester, producer and co-founder of Artfull Circle Theatre in San Francisco presents the New York return of the hilarious holiday musical comedy hit, the Drama Desk nominated Christmas with the Crawfords, playing at the Abrons Art Center. CWTC stars downtown legend Joey Arias as Joan Crawford and Project Runway's Chris March as her darling daughter Christina. Connie Champagne returns as Judy Garland - a role in which she has garnered international acclaim. (more...)

VIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks New Album 'Dream Duets' & More on TODAYVIDEO: Barry Manilow Talks New Album 'Dream Duets' & More on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Barry Manilow stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about his new album 'Dream Duets' in which modern technology enabled him to team up with legendary singers Whitney Houston and Marilyn Monroe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ArtsWest's JUDY'S SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Is Fun but Not Quite LittleBWW Reviews: ArtsWest's JUDY'S SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS Is Fun but Not Quite Little
by Jay Irwin - Dec 15, 2014

You know how those 'Saturday Night Live' skits are where it's a fantastic premise and really funny to start out but then they have no idea how to end it so it drones on and on. Well the current off-kilter holiday production out at ArtsWest is like that. Filled with gut busting laughs and wonderful musical numbers in Act One but then turns into something very different in Act Two and keeps going on and on and ends about four different times. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/14- Tammy BlanchardSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/14- Tammy Blanchard
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2014

Happy Birthday, Tammy Blanchard! Blanchard was nominated for a Tony Award in 2012 for her performance in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING and is best known for her portrayal of the young Judy Garland in 'Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows' (Emmy Award, Golden Globe and AFI nominations). Her Broadway credits include Gypsy (Tony nomination, Theatre World Award). She was most recently seen in the film Moneyball. Blanchard's other film credits include The Good Shepherd, Bella, Cadillac Records and Rabbit Hole, and she recently completed The Music Never Stopped, Certainty, Union Square and Burning Blue. Her television credits include 'A Gifted Man', 'We Were the Mulvaneys,' 'Sybil,' 'Living Proof,' 'Amish Grace,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Law & Order: SVU', 'Guiding Light', and the original Lifetime TV movie, 'Of Two Minds.' (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 15-21 Featuring NBC's Von Trapp Children, Joe Iconis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 15-21 Featuring NBC's Von Trapp Children, Joe Iconis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Dec 14, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Dorothy Bishop, Forever Deadward: The Vampire Musical Parody, The Von Trapp Children: From The Sound of Music Live!, the 7th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, and We Got You, Babe: 54 Shares Cher. (more...)

Healing Arts Initiative Presents Karen Mason: SECRETS OF THE ANCIENT DIVAS TodayHealing Arts Initiative Presents Karen Mason: SECRETS OF THE ANCIENT DIVAS Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Karen Mason, acclaimed vocalist and Broadway veteran, is bringing her one-woman show Secrets of the Ancient Divas to the Haft Theater at FIT today, December 12 at 2pm. Produced by Healing Arts Initiative (HAI) and co-sponsored by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Ms. Mason will pay homage to her personal idols, performing the songs of such iconic singers as Judy Garland, Peggy Lee, Barbra Streisand and more. (more...)

Barbra Streisand on Reaching #1 on Album Charts: 'I've Stood the Test of Time'Barbra Streisand on Reaching #1 on Album Charts: 'I've Stood the Test of Time'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

In a new interview in today's Billboard.com, Streisand shared her thoughts on the Number One album and her long and steady career in show business. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Stoneham's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Is White Bread AmericanaBWW REVIEW: Stoneham's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS Is White Bread Americana
by Jan Nargi - Dec 11, 2014

Young Sirena Abalian of Lexington is the shining standout in an otherwise lackluster production of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS, Stoneham Theatre's misguided attempt to stage the bland Broadway version of the classic Judy Garland movie musical. (more...)

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