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Based on the play I Remember Mama by John Van Druten

Based on the stories by Kathryn Forbes, including �Mama's Bank Account"

Based on the play I Remember Mama, by John Van Druten.
Based on the stories by Kathryn Forbes, including "Mama's Bank Account"


WAKE UP with BWW 9/22/14 - THE MONEY SHOT, MISS SAIGON at 25, SMILE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 22, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LaBute's THE MONEY SHOT opens off-Broadway, MISS SAIGON celebrates 25 years, 54 Below hosts a SMILE reunion concert and more! (more...)

Jessie Mueller and More Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project ('Festival of Works in Development'), a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community. Artistic Director Amber Mak along with Collective Artistic Associates Justin Brill, Wade Elkins, Michael Gillis, Karen Multer, Steve Multer, Missy Greenburg and Scott Sowinski, have announced LaunchingFWD!, a one-night-only concert event at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, tonight, September 22 at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pmfor food and cocktails). (more...)

Judy Garland & More Featured on Barry Manilow's Upcoming Album 'My Dream Duets', Out 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Modern technology has given GRAMMY, TONY, and EMMY Award-winning musician and pop legend Barry Manilow the opportunity to record his 'dream' duets with his own musical heroes on his latest album, MY DREAM DUETS. (more...)

Sexy Sass Dawn Derow Serves LEGIT at Metropolitan Room, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2014

Sexy Coloratura, MAC Award Nominee Dawn Derow, the New England song bird, serves it up again, at New York's Metropolitan Room in an Opera Cabaret entitled 'LEGIT,' on September 26. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK Entertains on the Hanover Stage
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 21, 2014

Neil Simon's first odd couple is on stage at Hanover, and the laughs are gentle but plentiful. (more...)

BWW Review: LOST IN YONKERS- a Magnificent Opening for the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Sep 21, 2014

It will make you laugh, make you want to cry, and make you want to see it again, Neil Simon's Lost In Yonkers opened Saturday September 20 at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre in Kansas City. Karen Paisley directs the amazing production that marks the 10th season of the theatrical company and their 50th production. One member of the audience told me she had seen Lost in Yonkers in New York and preferred the Met production, with the smaller more intimate stage. (more...)

Serve Up Fresh Homemade Meals With Mama in Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit!, Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

EDISON, NJ - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), publisher of the award-winning Cooking Mama video game franchise that has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, announced today that Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit!  is now available on Nintendo 3DS™ in North American retail stores for the suggested retail price of $29.99. (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome New 'Mama' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Monday, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

OSCAR Pizza Delivery Man Opens Own Restaurant; Names Pie After ELLEN!
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Martirosyan has now opened his own Los Angeles restaurant called Wood Handcrafted Pizza, along with his brother Erik. (more...)

James Snyder, Dave Liebman Band & More Set for Birdland, Week of 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for September 29 - October 5, featuring Dave Liebman Big Band, If/Then's James Snyder, Kurt Elling, Jay Leonhart Duo, and more! (more...)

Jan Abrams to Bring I'LL BE SEEING YOU to the Arthur Newman Theater, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Los Angeles cabaret singer Jan Abrams will perform "I'll Be Seeing You" at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2 PM. If you can image a time when everyone gathered around the radio listening to music to take your mind off your worries for those loved ones 'over there'? Even if you can't -- you'll love this new show by Jan Abram's with acclaimed musical director Christopher Marlowe on the baby grand. (more...)

Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Amazon Launches FIRE HD KIDS EDITION with 2-Year Worry-Free Warranty
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

(NASDAQ:AMZN)-Amazon today introduced Fire HD Kids Edition, the first tablet built from the ground up for kids (and their parents). Fire HD Kids Edition is built around three ideas: (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

THE KING AND I Begins 10/22 at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., previewing October 22, opening October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. Nick Bowling (Juno and The Normal Heart at Timeline Theatre) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with a fresh take on this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, merging history and romance with today's social and political issues. THE KING AND I takes audiences on an uplifting journey of the power of education as characters transform from instructor to students themselves, learning from one another in the process. In consultation with the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago, Bowling and Choreographer Tommy Rapley will explore ancient Siamese customs, dance and traditions, and bring them to life on stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jerry Lewis to Play Paramount's Aurora Theatre, 10/26
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2014

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THE SONDHEIM REVIEW Presents - Elaine Stritch holds forth about Stephen Sondheim ... and more
by The Sondheim Review - Sep 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to kick off a brand new partnership with THE SONDHEIM REVIEW. Each month we'll be bringing you special, and exclusive archives from the quarterly magazine dedicated to the work of the musical theatre and Broadway's foremost composer and lyricist, Stephen Sondheim. Each issue contains news, interviews, features, reviews, historical information, upcoming productions in your area, puzzles, and more. Our correspondents in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and all over the world bring you the latest, most accurate information and insights. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Open 40th Anniversary Season with DETROIT, 10/10-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Philadelphia Theatre Company opens its 40th Anniversary season with the Pulitzer Prize finalist Detroit by Lisa D'Amour running October 10-November 9 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Directed by Maria Mileaf, the cast features K.O. DelMarcelle, Tom McCarthy, Genevieve Perrier, Steven Rishard, and Matteo J. Scammell. (more...)

La MaMa Opens 53rd Season with TEMPEST 3, Begin. 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

La Mama - the world-renowned theatre complex in the heart of New York City's East Village - today announced the cast for its first production of its 53rd Season entitled "LA Mama EARTH," featuring works that raise awareness of world ecology and social justice both locally and globally. The centerpiece will be three diverse, international productions and adaptations of William Shakepeare's The Tempest from the US, Korea and Italy. All performances will be at the Ellen Stewart Theatre (66 East 4th Street, between Bowery & 2nd Avenue). (more...)

VIDEO: RED BAND SOCIETY's Octavia Spencer & Rutger's Marching Band Visit NY Children's Hospital
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Below, the actress is joined by Rutger's Marching Band as the visit a New York Children's Hospital. (more...)

Serve Up Fresh Homemade Meals With Mama in Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appetit!, Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

EDISON, NJ - Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), publisher of the award-winning Cooking Mama video game franchise that has sold more than 13 million copies worldwide, announced today that Cooking Mama 5: Bon Appétit!  is now available on Nintendo 3DS™ in North American retail stores for the suggested retail price of $29.99. (more...)

THE PEOPLE'S COUCH Returns to Bravo 10/7
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Bravo Media's voyeuristic series, The People's Couch, returns for more chatter, laughter, tears and jeers on Tuesday, October 7 at 10 p.m. ET/PT with eight consecutive hour-long episodes. This documentary series turns the cameras around on everyone's favorite couchers as they share their sentiments whether good, bad or ugly on this Fall's buzziest and most talked about water cooler series. (more...)

Kuperman Brothers to Star in Columbia Stages' OVER THERE, Running 10/15-18 at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Columbia Stages is proud to present OVER THERE, a playful drama by Mark Ravenhill (Shopping and Fucking) and an allegory of competing ideologies set across both the Berlin Wall and consumer driven America. (more...)

Artist Rocky Vega Kicking Off the EAT Festival with Debut Solo Show TANGLED IN THE REINS.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Actress and musician ROCKY VEGA brings her powerhouse persona to the Emerging Artists Theatre Festival for her special one-night-only performance of 'Tangled in the Reins' at TADA! Theater on Wednesday, October 1st, at 7pm. (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman to Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews on October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

VIDEO: Barbra Streisand Talks Instagram, PARTNERS, GYPSY as 'Swan Song' and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Barbra Streisand stopped by ETOnline to talk about her new album PARTNERS (out today, September 16), as well as joining Instagram, the possible upcoming GYPSY movie as her 'swan song' and more. Watch the interview below! (more...)

FIAF to Present Justin Vivian Bond's LOVE IS CRAZY, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, presents the New York premiere of Justin Vivian Bond's Love Is Crazy, a raucous and seductive evening of songs and stories about love. (more...)

Mama Foundation to Stage WE ARE! in Rep with ALIVE!, Begin. 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Mama Foundation for the Arts presents WE ARE!, an original family musical about and starring the acclaimed Gospel for Teens Choir. Conceived and written by Vy Higginsen and Ken Wydro (the creators of Mama, I WANT TO SING), and directed by Mr. Wydro, WE ARE! will be performed (in repertory with other Mama Foundation musicals) at The Dempsey Theater in Harlem (127 W. 127 St.) this Fall on the following dates: Saturdays, October 11 at 2 pm, Saturday, October 25 at 2 pm, and Saturday, November 8 at 2 pm. Tickets to WE ARE! are $35 and can be arranged by calling the Mama Foundation for the Arts at 212-280-1045, or online at SmartTix.com. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Barbara Carroll & More Set for Birdland in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its October 2014 schedule, featuring Chita Rivera, Dave Leibman Big Band, Miss Coco Peru, Benny Green Trio, Kenny Baron and Dave Holland, Barbara Carroll, Ron Carter Nonet, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
by - Sep 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 1, 2014! (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre Adds Two Tuesday 7:30 pm Performances to Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY RUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Due to popular demand, the Clarence Brown Theatre has added a Tuesday, September 16 and a Tuesday, September 23 performance to the run of "Hank Williams: Lost Highway." The shows will begin at 7:30 pm in the CBT's Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus. (more...)

TCG Sets Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships 9th Round Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The William & Eva Fox Foundation and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, have announced the ninth round of Fox Foundation Resident Actor Fellowships recipients. The program is designed to support actors' professional and artistic development, to enrich relationships between actors and nonprofit theatres and to ensure continued professional commitment to live theatre. Funded by the Fox Foundation and administered by TCG, the fellowship is one of only a few programs of its kind for actors in the country. (more...)

Georga Osborne Stars in GEORGA OSBORNE IS BACK at Don't Tell Mama, 9/19-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2014

Bistro and MAC Award winning popular cabaret artist and comedienne Georga Osborne returns to the stage after a 10-year hiatus in a brand new one-woman show, 'back' at Don't Tell Mama, September 19-October 10. Featuring an eclectic mix of music from Aretha to Winwood and Ahrens & Flaherty to Rodgers & Hammerstein, 'back' is about being back on the cabaret stage, looking back, realizing we can't go back, and 'Oh! My back!' (more...)

On Her Shoulders Presents Free Staged Reading of Maria Irene Fornes' THE OFFICE, 10/01
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a FREE staged reading of The Office (1966) by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Alice Reagan on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. Doors open at 6:30pm;The Play in Context, which situates the script in its historical time and place, kicks off the evening at 6:45pm with an Introduction by dramaturg Morgan Jenness. (more...)

Artist, Activist & Gardener Derek Jarman Conjured In Premiere Solo Performance, Oct. 19-23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

JARMAN (all this maddening beauty) is a premiere performance collaboration between the dynamic ensemble force/collision and OBIE award-winning playwright Caridad Svic, playing October 19 and 23. Archival home movies, new video, sound and live performance merge together to reconstruct the essence of the cult figure, artistic legacy and punk movement. (more...)

Don Castro, Carmen Gil & More to Lead TURNING THE GLASS AROUND at Teatro Circulo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Work/Space Collective will present Turning the Glass Around, a new play by Pia Wilson (The Flower Thief) directed by Heidi Grumelot (The Flower Thief: Donnie and the Monsters; punkrock/lovesong), October 16th through November 1st at Teatro Circulo (64 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). (more...)

12 Days Of Barbra Streisand - FLASH FRIDAY: Barbra's Partners, Then & Now
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

Here at BroadwayWorld.com, we could not be more excited about the upcoming September 16 release of the highly anticipated latest album, PARTNERS, from Broadway's greatest export, Barbra Streisand. In honor of the album's 12 brand new duets, we are counting down with 12 days of Barbra! To pre-order the album, click here for Amazon.com, iTunes.com or to order direct. Today we are focusing our attention on the starry collection of collaborators on the new album from the recording icon. (more...)

SPANK! THE FIFTY SHADES PARODY Playing Aurora's Paramount Theatre Friday, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Girls, gather your book club or your martini gang, get a drink at the bar and get ready to be SPANKED! SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, the hilarious musical that brings all the naughty fun of the best-selling book to life, is playing the Paramount Theatre. (more...)

Singer, Actress Mandy Moore Joins Fox's RED BAND SOCIETY
by TV News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, singer and actress Mandy Moore is headed to Ocean Park Hospital to join THE RED BAND SOCIETY. The actress, best known for A WALK TO REMEMBER, GREY'S ANATOMY, and TANGLED, will play Erin Grace, Ocen Park's (rather young) chief of staff, who also just so happens to be the ex-fiancee of Dave Annable's Dr. McAndrew. (more...)

Imelda Staunton to Lead Chicester Festival's GYPSY this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Gypsy opens at Chichester this autumn with Imelda Staunton leading a stellar cast as the indomitable Mama Rose, widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest female musical roles. (more...)

Barbra Streisand on GYPSY Movie: 'I Think It's Possibly Gonna Happen'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Don't count out Barbra Streisand's long-gestating film adaptation of GYPSY quite yet. (more...)

Telemundo Announces Sponsorship for New Reality Competition YO SOY EL ARTISTA
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Telemundo today announced multiplatform sponsorship initiatives with Toyota, Revlon and T-Mobile that will be part of its new reality competition series, "Yo Soy El Artista." Hosted by international star Lucero, the revolutionary program will debut on Sunday, September 14 at 8PM/7C. (more...)

Angela Richardson, Lori L'Italien & More to Star in Reagle Music Theatre's GRAND NIGHT, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present a tribute to the genius of Rodgers & Hammerstein with A Grand Night for Singing, October 4-5, 2014 at the Robinson Theater (617 Lexington St, Waltham, MA, 02452). (more...)

LILI HAYDN's 'Lililand' Album Out Sept 16; Now Streaming Now on Yahoo! Music
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Leading up to the release of LILILAND (MRI/RED)hew new full-length album due out Tuesday, September 16--singer, songwriter, composer and violinist LILI HAYDN has teamed with Yahoo! (more...)

FWD Theatre Project Releases Additional Tickets for this Month's Launch Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

FWD Theatre Project, a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community, has sold out its official launch event, titled LaunchingFWD!, in the 330-seat main room at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, scheduled to take place Monday, September 22 at 8 pm. FWD and City Winery today announce they will open an additional 70 "Mezzanine" tickets for sale beginning Wednesday, September 10, to meet the overflow demand. (more...)

Urban Stages' 31st Season to Include SHATTER, WINTER RHYTHMS 2014 & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director of Urban Stages, today announced the 2014-'15 season which will launch with the American Premiere of the award-winning drama Shatter by prolific Canadian playwright Trina Davies. (more...)

HARD TRAVELIN' WITH WOODY Set for WHAT, 10/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Hop a box car through the Dustbowl with Woody Guthrie and commune with the spirit, stories and songs of America's iconic folksinger, saint-of-the-workingman and poet-of-the-people as he plays for a union meeting of striking mineworkers in Oklahoma on the verge of vigilante violence. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE to Make World Premiere at Dixon Place, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

On Friday, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of Mama ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

The Chamlins to Bring 'GEMS BY JULE' to Don't Tell Mama this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Popular cabaret couple 'The Chamlins' are bringing back their critically acclaimed Jule Styne retrospective to Don't Tell Mama for two performances this Fall. The incredibly prolific Styne wrote hundreds of songs over his 60+-year career. Selections span his early days in jazz-infused Chicago (including the first song he ever published) to Hollywood in its studio heyday, on to the Golden Age of Broadway and television. Their longtime director Teresa Fischer is once again on board. (more...)

Toyota, Revlon & T-Mobile to Sponsor Telemundo's YO SOY EL ARTISTA
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Telemundo today announced multiplatform sponsorship initiatives with Toyota, Revlon and T-Mobile that will be part of its new reality competition series, Yo Soy El Artista. Hosted by international star Lucero, the revolutionary program will debut on Sunday, September 14 at 8PM/7C. (more...)

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