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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.



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
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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...)

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...)

The Actors Center Appoints New Executive and Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

For more than 20 years, The Actors Center has provided opportunities for NYC's professional stage, film, and television artists to deepen and develop their craft alongside likeminded peers. Now under the direction of longtime Center associate Charles Tuthill, the Center now boasts more than 200 peer-nominated members and is positioned to continue to impact the profession for generations to come. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - LUCIFER Returns This May with 'Candy Morningstar' Episode
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Check out the promo for Lucifer Season 2 Episode 14 titled 'Candy Morningstar' returning this May with all-new episodes on FOX. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER - Winter Finale on FOX - Monday, January 30, 2017
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Get all the scoop on LUCIFER - Winter Finale, airing on FOX on Monday, January 30, 2017! (more...)

American Bard Theater Explores Gender Roles, Race, and Death in VISIONARY VOICES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 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. Aimee Todoroff and Tonya Pinkins direct. The evening of one-act works include Trifles by Susan Glaspell (1916), Exit: An Illusion by Marita Bonner (1929), and The People by Susan Glaspell (1918). Performances will be staged at the Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001 from February 15-March 5, 2017. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

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Kara Tointon Stars In GASLIGHT At The Lyceum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

???????One of the greatest psychological thrillers of all time, Gaslight, comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 20 - Saturday 25 February, starring the celebrated stage and television actress Kara Tointon.  (more...)

Verhoeven's ELLE & Ozon's FRANTZ Top 2017 Cesar Award Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

France's Academie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema announced the nominations for this year's Cesar Awards in Paris this morning. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Winter Finale Episode of LUCIFER on FOX
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

On the winter finale of LUCIFER on FOX titled 'A Good Day to Die,' Lucifer must find the antidote to the Professor's poison before it kills Chloe. (more...)

Steve Martin and Martin Short Add Second Show at Caesars Colliseum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Due to demand, Steve Martin and Martin Short have added two new 2017 dates of their hilarious show "An Evening You Will Forget For The Rest Of Your Lives featuring the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jeff Babko" at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. Tickets for the two new shows scheduled Friday, Aug. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 29 will go on-sale Friday, Jan. 27 at noon PT. The performances are presented jointly by AEG Live and Caesars Entertainment. (more...)

Scoop: LUCIFER on FOX - Monday, January 23, 2017
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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...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 5, 2017

Put on a happy face because the Tony Award winning composer of BYE BYE BIRDIE, APPLAUSE, ANNIE, and countless others, Charles Strouse, invites Rob and Kevin into his penthouse apartment for a two part interview about his life and career. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 3rd, 2017 - BEARDO, 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Craig & Malloy's BEARDO starts tonight Off-Broadway, and the Taye Diggs & Jenny Parsinen-choreographed 'THOUGHTS OF A COLORED MAN' benefit production hits Royal Family this weekend! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Santiago Cabrera to Star in New CBS Suspense Drama SALVATION, Premiering This Summer
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Santiago Cabrera will star in SALVATION, a new suspense drama series that centers on an MIT grad student and a tech superstar who bring a Pentagon official a staggering discovery (more...)

Upcoming CAMELOT IN CONCERT with Symphony Onstage!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

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: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

Martin Kildare, Amy Gillette and Paul Kehler to Lead The Barn Stage Company's CAMELOT IN CONCERT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

In association with Temecula Presents and the Temecula Valley Symphony, The Barn Stage Company closes out its 2016/2017 Broadway Concert Series with Lerner & Loewe's classic musical Camelot in Concert. (more...)

LEGOLAND Parks to Celebrate THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE with Exclusive Special Event in 2017
by Movies News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Super Hero. Crime-fighter. Master Builder. LEGO Batman is all of those and so much more. With the scene-stealing star of 'The LEGO Movie' returning in his very own, highly anticipated big-screen adventure, 'The LEGO Batman Movie,' from Warner Bros. Picture (more...)

Smithsonian Channel to Celebrate Women's History Month with Two New Premieres
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Smithsonian Channel is celebrating Women's History Month with new specials that highlight two of the most courageous and independent-spirited women of their time, both leaving a lasting impression for centuries to follow. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 13, 2017
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Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown Presents Magic and Mystery with MYSTERIES OF THE MIND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

???????Cortland Repertory Theatre prepares audience members to be astonished with mentalist and magician Paul Draper in his unique and fascinating show MYSTERIES OF THE MIND on Saturday, February 18 at 7:30.  (more...)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, the iTunes podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway's greatest artists, celebrates its first year anniversary on February 1st, 2017. (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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