York Theatre Presents Larry Gilbert Tribute THE GIFT OF MUSIC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

The York Theatre Company presents a special event, The Gift of Music, a father's legacy, a concert tribute to cantor and Broadway performer Larry Gilbert, written by Stephen Cole, directed by Pamela Hunt with music direction by Michael Rice. The cast features George Dvorsky, Marcie Henderson and Quinn Lemley. Two performances only tonight, September 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.) (more...)

York Theatre Company's 45th Anniversary Season to Feature Lillias White in TEXAS IN PARIS, NY Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, celebrates major milestones with the announcement of its upcoming 2014-2015 season. The 45th Anniversary season will see the Off-Broadway premieres of two Main Stage productions: Texas in Paris starring Tony Award-winner Lillias White, and the highly anticipated Harold and Maude, an intimate musical. The acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series will present its 100th production, expanding to a two-week performance schedule for the musicals Big, A Time for Singing and Saturday Night; My Favorite Year will then play a one-week schedule. Special events include the 23rd Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala honoring Broadway's Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, and York's ongoing schedule of developmental readings, labs and more at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.) (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN Hosts 10th Anniversary of Campout Music Festival This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will once again be rolling into the Joshua Tree region of California this month to co-host their 10th annual CAMPOUT music festival. (more...)

John Lennon Studio Albums and Collections Debut in High Def Digital Audio Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

In celebration of John Lennon's 74th birthday on October 9, eight essential studio albums, two compilations, and the acclaimed John Lennon Signature Box are making their high definition digital audio debuts. (more...)

Great Music with Beautifully Packaged Collector's Sets by The Beatles, Johnny Cash, John Lennon, Bob Marley, The Rolling Stones, Rush, Frank Sinatra and The Who
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Debbie Gravite, Jason Graae, Klea Blackhurst and Scott Coulter Will Tour Country in ASCAP Foundation's Jerry Herman Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The ASCAP Foundation, in celebration of its 40thanniversary, today announced the launch of a nationwide series of concerts and educational programs made possible by revered ASCAP member Jerry Herman.  Herman is best-known as the composer /lyricist of the iconic musicals Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage aux Folles. Entitled Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert, each performance will feature a full symphony orchestra and star Broadway performers Debbie Gravite, Jason Graae, Klea Blackhurst and Scott Coulter. The series will debut on October 23, 2015 in Tulsa, Oklahoma with the Signature Symphony. (more...)

BWW Review: CHEEK TO CHEEK, THE SONGS OF FRED ASTAIRE Opens at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Oct 2, 2014

Cheek to Cheek, the Songs of Fred Astaire opened the 2014-2015 season for the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, MO. The season pays homage to the magical music from the movies with their series Hooray for Hollywood. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 10, 2015
by - Oct 10, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

PITTSBURGH'S ROCKIN' REUNION Set for the Benedum Center, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Six Pittsburgh Hit Makers will band together for one night only, to perform a historic event at the Benedum Center on April 4, 2015 at 4:00 and 8:00 pm. The PITTSBURGH ROCKIN' REUNION will celebrate the hits that launched Pittsburgh onto the national music scene. (more...)

Gallery Players to Host Jerry Herman Musical Revue, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

The Gallery Players will present this holiday season a gift to musical theater lovers, a revitalized production of Jerry's Girls. A musical revue of one of Broadway's most successful composers, Jerry's Girls is a celebration of Jerry Herman's work, including songs from Hello Dolly!, La Cage Aux Folles, Mame and Milk and Honey. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Launch 'Musicals in Concert' Series with HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

This summer, Feinstein's at the Nikko will present concert productions of two classic Jerry Herman musicals -- Hello, Dolly! and Mame -- as part of their new "Musicals in Concert" series. (more...)

BWW Review: Insightful, Thought Stimulating WRESTLING JERUSALEM at CPT
by Roy Berko - May 9, 2016

Shortly into WRESTLING JERUSALEM, Aaron Davidman's self-written and performed one-man play, now on stage at the newly remodeled James Levin Theatre at Cleveland Public Theatre, Davidman tells a joke. A joke which is, in actuality, not funny, but very sad and prophetic. (more...)

Alison Fraser & Stephen Bogardus to Lead Reading of New Musical INTO THE WILD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

?Rhinebeck Writers Retreat is presenting a reading of the new musical, INTO THE WILD, book and lyrics by Janet Allard and music and lyrics by Niko Tsakalakos, on June 13 in New York City for an invited industry audience. INTO THE WILD is based on the acclaimed best selling book by Jon Krakauer and "Back to the Wild" by the Christopher J. McCandless Foundation. (more...)

New Children's Book by Peggy L. Leehy is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

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BWW Reviews: Coyote StageWorks Debuts in its New Home with the Howlingly Funny BUYER & CELLAR
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 30, 2015

Coyote StageWorks' BUYER & CELLAR is howlingly funny, brilliantly acted, and cleverly staged. Playwright Jonathan Tolins alternatively skewers Barbra Streisand and sympathizes with her through Alex More, the main character -- all characters are played by Emerson Collins -- after Alex takes a job in Streisand's cellar taking care of her possessions, which are stored in a fake shopping mall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Legend Patricia Morison Celebrates 101st Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Best friend and host director John Bowab, Charlotte Rae, Janis Paige, critic Sylvie Drake, Peter White, Anne Jeffreys and Marty Wiviott of the Pantages Theatre, were among the select industry elite on hand to celebrate film and Broadway legend and icon, Patricia Morison's 101st birthday this week. Scroll down for photos from the celebration! (more...)

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Comes to Sydney's Hayes Theatre, Aug. 12; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Blue Saint Productions are thrilled to tour their critically acclaimed production of Songs for a New World to Sydney's Hayes Theatre from August 12th 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GRAPES OF WRATH Skims Steinbeck at Houston Theatre Group
by BWW Staff - Jul 13, 2016

When the Houston Theatre Company chose to present the play in The University of St. Thomas Jones Hall, a small black box venue, they bit off a lot. I admire their grit, but I can't help wondering, if they had it to do over again, would they? (more...)

Master Mixologist: DAVID PERRINE of Wild Horse Tavern in NYC
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 13, 2015

Meet 'Master Mixologist' David Perrine of the Wild Horse Tavern on the Upper East Side. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Penn & Teller officially come back to New York this Sunday, a crazy cat lady invades 47th Street and more! (more...)

Worldreader Releases Top 2015 Digital Books in the Developing World
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Worldreader, a global nonprofit dedicated to improving literacy and access to great books in the developing world, today announces the top digital books read by children and adults on mobile devices across Asia and Africa in 2015. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King'. It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guenevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including,'Camelot', 'If Ever I WouldLeave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King". It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guenevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including,"Camelot", 'If Ever I WouldLeave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

Five Fun Facts About HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals looked like a disaster in out-of-town previews. (more...)

Wow, Wow, Wow Fellas! Meet the Creative Team of Broadway-Bound HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported this morning, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!. Directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! will begin performances on Broadway on March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. Rehearsals begin one year from today. This new production of Hello, Dolly!, the first new production of this classic musical to appear on Broadway since it opened more than fifty years ago, will have at its helm Jerry Zaks as its director, and will feature choreography by Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle. The new Dolly! will pay tribute to the original work of legendary director/choreographer Gower Champion, which has been hailed both then and now as one of the greatest stagings in musical theater history. Below, reacquaint yourself with the creative team, old and new! (more...)

Floyd Cooper Releases New Picture Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Capstone Young Readers, a leading publisher of children's books and digital products and services, announces for February release Juneteenth for Mazie,just in time for Black History Month. This beautiful story by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper will captivate both children and adults. (more...)

Josette Simon Joins Mel Giedroyc in UK Premiere of LUCE at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Josette Simon joins the previously announced Mel Giedroyc to lead the cast of the UK premiere of JC Lee's play LUCE, which will run at London's Southwark Playhouse from 9 March to 2 April 2016, with a Press Night on Friday 11 March 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: HOW DO I LOVE THEE?
by Dennis Kucherawy - Feb 10, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Artistic Director Ken Gass' new Canadian Rep Theatre (CRT) has given us a theatrical bouquet of eloquence, elegance and excellence in a story of the marriage of true minds with impediments. (more...)

'GallerySings for the Holidays' to Follow 12/12 Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

GallerySings for the Holidays! This Holiday Season Gallery Players brings you the perfect theatrical stocking-stuffer: Your Very Own Musical! Starring You! (more...)

Gallery Players Hosts Jerry Herman Musical Revue Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The Gallery Players will present this holiday season a gift to musical theater lovers, a revitalized production of Jerry's Girls. A musical revue of one of Broadway's most successful composers, Jerry's Girls is a celebration of Jerry Herman's work, including songs from Hello Dolly!, La Cage Aux Folles, Mame and Milk and Honey. (more...)

Celebrate the Last Night of Hanukkah with Eight Jewish-Themed Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 13, 2015

As millions of the faithful around the world light the last candles of their menorahs, we take a look at a handful of musical moments that have a decidedly Jewish flair. On the last night of Hanukkah, we want to celebrate some of our favorite Broadway tunes about the faith while honoring the contributions of our immensely talented Jewish legends who have helped mold the American musical into what it is today. Therefore, we have selected eight Jewish-themed showtunes for the occasion. You can watch a video of each below, along with an incredible film about the importance of Jewish writers to the history of the musical theatre. (more...)

'GallerySings for the Holidays' Follows Tonight's Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

GallerySings for the Holidays! This Holiday Season Gallery Players brings you the perfect theatrical stocking-stuffer: Your Very Own Musical! Starring You! (more...)

NewFilmmakers NY to Screen LA VIE NOUS APPARTIENT and More, 8/19
by Movies News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

NewFilmmakers is a unique Screening Series that gives new filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films in New York, Los Angeles, and Online. On Tuesday, August 19th, NewFilmmakers NY presents two Short Film Programs and the new feature LA VIE NOUS APPARTIENT. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Present Larry Gilbert Tribute THE GIFT OF MUSIC, 9/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The York Theatre Company presents a special event, The Gift of Music, a father's legacy, a concert tribute to cantor and Broadway performer Larry Gilbert, written by Stephen Cole, directed by Pamela Hunt with music direction by Michael Rice. The cast features George Dvorsky, Marcie Henderson and Quinn Lemley. Two performances only on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue.) (more...)

Ebony Bones Premieres New Single & Video for 'Oh Promised Land; Announces New EP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Today, Ebony Bones debuted her video for her latest single “Oh Promised Land.” (more...)

Yaw Sachi Pens CRYING FOR FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Yaw Sachi marks his debut in the world of fiction with the release of 'Crying for Freedom: An African Across Europe to America' (published by AuthorHouse). A seamless blend of history and fiction, this new novel charts a man's search for identity and belonging in a ruthless and racist world. (more...)

NewFilmmakers NY Screens LA VIE NOUS APPARTIENT and More Tonight
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

NewFilmmakers is a unique Screening Series that gives new filmmakers the opportunity to screen their films in New York, Los Angeles, and Online. Tonight, August 19th, NewFilmmakers NY presents two Short Film Programs and the new feature LA VIE NOUS APPARTIENT. (more...)

VIDEOS: A Look Back at Jerry Herman's DEAR WORLD and MILK AND HONEY, Next In The York's MUFTI Series
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

Two Jerry Herman musicals will be presented in concert as part of The York's acclaimed series. (more...)

CRACKER & CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN to Host 10th Anniversary of Campout Music Festival 9/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven will once again be rolling into the Joshua Tree region of California next month to co-host their 10th annual CAMPOUT music festival. (more...)

A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME and EMMA to Make NYC Debuts in York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced the line-up for its 47th anniversary season at The York Theatre at Saint Peter's. (more...)

Tyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Now, Valley Performing Arts Center will kick-off the new season and its Broadway series on September 30 at 8:00pm with a one night only concert performance of Dear World, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in the role of Countess Aurelia. (more...)

PITTSBURGH'S ROCKIN' REUNION Set for the Benedum Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2015

Six Pittsburgh Hit Makers will band together for one night only, to perform a historic event at the Benedum Center tonight, April 4, 2015 at 4:00 and 8:00 pm. The PITTSBURGH ROCKIN' REUNION will celebrate the hits that launched Pittsburgh onto the national music scene. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/3; Denver, Palm Springs, Rockland and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 3, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Central Pennsylvania, Dallas, Atlanta, Palm Springs and more. (more...)

BWW Blog: Dearna Doglione - Through My Father's Eyes
by Guest Blogger: Dearna Doglione - Apr 26, 2016

As I take a seat at the back of the theatre, the cast of Through My Father's Eyes start practicing their songs. Peseta conducts with a flavour and style ingrained within him, powerfully finding the light and shade, making every word of the beautiful language understandable to those who can't speak it. When they make it to the peak, there is such strength in their passion for the song that it almost brings me to tears. But the true power is within the quiet moments; the palpable fragility, that makes you listen so closely and feel so deeply. (more...)

Susan Sperling Brock Guides Readers to THE PROMISED LAND in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

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John Lennon's Eight Remastered Solo Studio Albums Gathered For 9LP 'Lennon' Vinyl Collection
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

John Lennon's eight solo studio albums, remastered from their original analogue masters, have been newly cut to vinyl from 96k digital files for Lennon, a new 9LP boxed collection on heavyweight (more...)

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