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Mark Hellinger Theatre (New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.

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Merlin was a musical based on a concept by popular illusionist Doug Henning and Barbara De Angelis, written by Richard Levinson and William Link, with music (and incidental music) written by Elmer Bernstein and lyrics by Don Black.



Merlin opened on Broadway at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on February 13, 1983 and closed on August 7, 1983 after 199 performances and 69 previews. It was directed by Ivan Reitman and choreographed by Christopher Chadman and Billy Wilson. The cast included Henning as Merlin, Chita Rivera as an evil sorceress and, in supporting roles, newcomer Nathan Lane and a young Christian Slater.



LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Steve Martin and Martin Short's 'AN EVENING YOU WILL FORGET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES' to Hit the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Multi-award winning comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to reunite on stage in STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT IN "AN EVENING YOU WILL FORGET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES," FEATURING THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS AND JEFF BABKO at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Guitarist Jason Vieaux Performs 'Solo Bach' with The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Grammy-winning classical guitarist Jason Vieaux will perform J.S. Bach's Lute Suite in E minor, BWV 996 on Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 5pm in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway), presented by The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. (more...)

BLACK SAILS: The Complete Third Season Out on Blu-ray, Digital HD and DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Legendary pirates face off in the thrilling STARZ Original series “BLACK SAILS: THE COMPLETE THIRD SEASON” arriving on Blu-ray + Digital HD with Ultraviolet and DVD from Anchor Bay Entertainment on November 8, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Trip to Stabby Town' Episode of LUCIFER on FOX
by - Nov 8, 2016

On the next episode of LUCIFER on FOX titled "Trip to Stabby Town." after discovering that Azrael’s blade has been stolen by a human, Lucifer quickly connects it with a string of violent stabbings revolving around a local yoga studio. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, November 7, 2016
by - Nov 7, 2016

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Reboot. Recharge. Rebel. First Look at AMC's HUMANS Season 2
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Reboot. Recharge. Rebel. Below, get a first look at what's in store on the second season of AMC's HUMANS, premiering in February 2017 (more...)

New Preschool Show SPACE RACERS Launches Tomorrow on Sprout
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Space Race, LLC announced today that Space Racers® – preschoolers' favorite rocket cadets – will premiere season two on Sprout, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment's 24-hour preschool network (more...)

Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift & More Sport Ugly Sweaters for Worthy Causes at Madame Tussauds
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Madame Tussauds in Las Vegas, San Francisco and Hollywood are giving back to children and families in need this holiday season. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Stewardess Interruptus' Episode of LUCIFER on FOX
by - Nov 29, 2016

Below, check out the next episode of LUCIFER on FOX titled "Stewardess Interruptus." The episode airs on January 16th on FOX.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Famed Press Agent Susan L. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 28, 2016

In part one of Behind the Curtain's most fascinating interviews to date, Rob and Kevin sat down with famed press agent Susan L. Schulman to discuss her life and career, including such projects as Applause, State Fair, Dancin' and the infamous Dream. Susan pulls back the curtain on working side by side with such legends as Lauren Bacall, Zero Mostel, Bob Fosse,  and the abominable showman himself, David Merrick.  (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, November 28, 2016
by - Nov 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on LUCIFER , airing on FOX on Monday, November 28, 2016! (more...)

Bill Worrell Announces New Solo EP 'Nashville Sessions'; Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Bill Worrell, the lead guitarist for Grammy winning AMERICA band released his new original solo EP “The Nashville Sessions” on Tuesday, November 1st. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Quid Pro Ho' Episode of LUCIFER on FOX
by - Nov 22, 2016

On the next episode of LUCIFER on FOX titled "Quid Pro Ho", Charlotte is determined to get Lucifer to leave Earth by turning Chloe against him. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MTC Honors Nathan Lane at 2016 Fall Gala
by Walter McBride - Nov 22, 2016

Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club presented its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane. The evening will featured appearances by Lane's friends and colleagues: Christine Baranski, Jenni Barber, Mike Birbiglia, Matthew Broderick, Brian Dennehy, Mark Linn-Baker, Andrea Martin, Terrence McNally, Jack O'Brien, Seth Rudetsky, Lewis J. Stadlen, John Slattery, Susan Stroman, and more. (more...)

Nathan Lane Weighs In on Trump's HAMILTON Twitter Rant
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Lane took a few moments to weigh in on president-elect Donald Trump's recent Twitter posts regarding an appearance by Vice President elect Mike Pence at Broadway's HAMILTON (more...)

Rob Lake Marks Decade of Bringing A Little Magic to American Troops Stationed Overseas
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

 In an act of solidarity with his fellow compatriots protecting the red, white and blue, American magician Rob Lake recently marked the emotional close of his 10th Annual Tour, which saw him and his crew of 20 performers crisscrossing Europe for eight straight weeks, bringing his world-famous, eye-popping show to his brothers and sisters in the armed forces. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Friday, November 25, 2016
by - Nov 21, 2016

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Mentor Graphics Expands Mentor Embedded Linux Support for the latest AMD Embedded G-series Family of Processors
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Gets Scary with THE LORD OF THE RINGS Musical and Paul Lynde!
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 2, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Witches, goblins, ghouls, turntables, and disco babies! (more...)

Flipagram Introduces Vibes and Beatbrushes Amazing Sound-Activated Music Video Effects
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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North America's Only Underground Drop Ride Now Open Beneath San...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

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Qdos Entertainment to Light Up Stages Across the UK with 2016-17 Panto Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Beginning this month, a host of stars from the world of entertainment will light up the stages in twenty four towns and cities around the UK for this year's Qdos Entertainment pantomime season. From Aberdeen to Plymouth, over 60 well-known actors, comedians and entertainers will lead the casts of the nation's favourite pantomimes in theatres across the country including, for the first time in nearly three decades, a return to the capital's London Palladium. (more...)

EXCALIBUR: The Celtic Rock Opera of Alan Simon Returns For Its Next ARENA Tour of Germany in December 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The legendary story of King Arthur will return to 11 German and 1 Swiss arenas in December 2016 for ALL NEW rock opera! (more...)

Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger Join DON JUAN IN SOHO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

David Tennant, who plays the title role in Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, will be joined by Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis. (more...)

Kara Tointon Visits Birmingham to Launch UK Tour of GASLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Leading lady Kara Tointon was in Birmingham yesterday to launch a brand new production of one of the greatest thrillers of all time, Gaslight. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Homewrecker' Episode of LUCIFER on FOX
by - Nov 15, 2016

On the next episode of LUCIFER on FOX titled "Homewrecker," following the murder of the owner of the building in which Lux is located, Lucifer and Chloe search for the killer, while Lucifer also deals with the fact that the new owner wants to evict him and demolish the place. (more...)

Steve Martin and Martin Short Add Second Show at Orpheum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Due to popular demand, Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced a second show for STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT has been added for Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Multi-award winning comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to reunite on stage in STEVE MARTIN AND MARTIN SHORT IN "AN EVENING YOU WILL FORGET FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIVES," FEATURING THE STEEP CANYON RANGERS AND JEFF BABKO at the historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Thursday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 19, 2017 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Christine Baranski, Matthew Broderick and More to Appear at MTC's Fall Benefit Honoring Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2016 Fall Benefit, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane, next Monday evening, November 21 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). The event just announced its celebrity lineup! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Tenor Eddie Korbich
by Behind the Curtain - Nov 13, 2016

Everyone's favorite tenor, Eddie Korbich, is this week's guest on Behind the Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends. From starring in the original production of ASSASSINS, to playing Mr. Snow against newcomer Audra ANN McDonald, to surviving SEUSSICAL, Eddie Korbich has proven time and time again that he is not only one of Broadway's best, he is also one of its nicest. (more...)

Memex Inc. Re-appoints Sophic Capital
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

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VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Love Handles' Episode of LUCIFER on FOX
by - Jan 17, 2017

On the next episode of LUCIFER on FOX titled "Love Handles",  Lucifer and Chloe investigate a mysterious masked killer who is poisoning college students. (more...)

BWW Review: In CAMELOT, The Dream Lives On
by Herbert Paine - Jan 16, 2017

Under James Rio's inspired direction, this version of CAMELOT, now on stage at Arizona Broadway Theatre, is an absorbing experience and an irresistible invitation to a momentary retreat to a world of romance and possibility. Matthew C. Thompson stands at the epicenter of the musical, drawing from his wide cup of talent and delivering a stirring and highly relatable performance as King Arthur. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, January 16, 2017
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Wales Welcomes 2017 as Year of Legends
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

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Tonya Pinkins to Direct VISIONARY VOICES at American Bard Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

American Bard Theater Company presents Visionary Voices, three poignant, tantalizing plays by two pioneering women playwrights, exploring gender roles, race, and death in America's early twentieth century. (more...)

Cast Announced For Rose Theatre Kingston's Adaptation Of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the cast for the world premiere of My Brilliant Friend, a two-part adaptation of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan quartet of novels which have become a global literary sensation.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the 10th Anniversary of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Aurora Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Anthony P. Rodriguez is back for the tenth year with his mesmerizing solo performance of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Not unlike what Charles Dickens himself did in the 1800's, Mr. Rodriguez focuses on the classic art of storytelling, using his voice and mannerisms to bring to life Ebenezer Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, Jacob Marley and the remarkable ghosts found in the greatest Christmas story of all time. Scroll down for a peek at Rodriguez in action! (more...)

Brenda Sugar Shares 'The Adventures of Merlin the Pit Bull Wizard'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Brenda Sugar, an animal lover, devoted animal activist, writer and author, has completed her new book 'The Adventures of Merlin the Pit Bull Wizard': a vibrant work that depicts the beauty and wonder of magic, love, animals and adventure! (more...)

'Elite Business Systems: Insider Strategies Of Industry Leading Consultants' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

NORTH WALES, Pa., Dec. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Terri Levine and Pete Winiarski are proud to announce the release of the book,Elite Business Systems: Insider Strategies Of Industry Leading Consultants, to be released by Motivational Press. Terri Levine and Pete Winiarski find inspiration frommentoring consultants. The authors recognized the tremendous depth and value these consultants have to offer and asked them to share their wisdom as a way to bring diverse consulting advice to all business leaders and other business consultants. (more...)

AMC to Ring In the New Year with BREAKING BAD Marathon & More!
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

AMC is celebrating the holiday season and ringing in the New Year with marathon events of the award-winning series 'Breaking Bad' and 'The Walking Dead' beginning Monday, December 26th. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with CAMELOT's Helen Anker
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 29, 2016

Get to know a little about Helen Anker, who plays Queen Guenevere in the Chanhassen's latest production of CAMELOT, warming hearts with the legendary story by Lerner & Loewe. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chat's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Documentary and Pee Wee's Christmas Special
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 21, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Pee Wee gives us the gift of The Del Rubio Triplets & Stephen Sondheim gives us the gift of wisdom.  (more...)

Illusionist Rob Lake to Bring Mind-Blowing Original Illusions to Harrah's
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Commanding audiences of millions for over the last decade, American magician and illusionist Rob Lake will next bring his mind-bending magic to the popular outdoor vacation destination of Lake Tahoe for a three-week residency at the Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino. (more...)

Madame Tussauds Nashville & Brad Paisley Unveil Little Jimmy Dickens Wax Figure at Grand Ole Opry
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Madame Tussauds, the world-renowned wax attraction slated to open its newest location in Nashville this spring, and country superstar Brad Paisley joined forces to pay tribute to Grand Ole Opry legend Little Jimmy Dickens. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, December 19, 2016
by - Dec 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on LUCIFER , airing on FOX on Monday, December 19, 2016! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Richard Maltby Jr. Part 2
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 19, 2016

Richard Maltby Jr, acclaimed lyricist and director, sits down again with Rob and Kevin to pull back the curtain on his illustrious career. In this episode, Richard discusses how he met David Shire, looks back on Love Match & How Do You Do I Love You, two musicals that never came to Broadway, and the process of working with choreographers. Plus, Richard pulls back the curtain on such legends as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ronny Graham, and Cameron Mackintosh. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates HIGH FIDELITY and Bette Midler
by Behind the Curtain - Dec 14, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Broadway gets down & Bette clams up. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, December 12, 2016
by - Dec 12, 2016

Get all the scoop on LUCIFER , airing on FOX on Monday, December 12, 2016! (more...)

Stars Get Into the Holiday Spirit Sporting Ugly Sweaters for Worthy Causes at Madame Tussauds
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, Las Vegas and San Francisco are giving back to children and families in need this holiday season.  (more...)

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