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No Strings is a musical drama with a book by Samuel A. Taylor and words and music by Richard Rodgers, his only Broadway score for which he wrote both lyrics and music, and the first musical he composed after the death of his long-time collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical opened on Broadway in 1962 and ran for 580 performances. It received the nomination for Tony Award, Best Musical.



BWW's On This Day - May 9, 2017
by - May 9, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Two-Time Tony Nominee Lewis Stradlen
by Behind the Curtain - May 8, 2017

Brilliant. Hysterical. Dangerous. Those three words best sum up veteran character actor Lewis Stadlen. A two time Tony nominee, Lewis has seen it all and has worked with the best. His many credits include MINNIE'S BOYS, the 1974 revival of CANDIDE, the 1996 revival of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, THE PRODUCERS, GUYS AND DOLLS, plus four Neil Simon premieres. And, now, Lewis sits down with Rob and Kevin to look back on his journey; unedited and unfiltered.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on Merman and Stritch's Shared Leading Man and MR. PRESIDENT
by Behind the Curtain - May 3, 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: Who's Who of the Broadway Senior Home, ventriloquists on radio, Ethel and Elaine share a leading man, and the President sings!  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie Rozelle
by Behind the Curtain - May 24, 2017

This Week: One of Rob and Kevin's favorite people, Robbie Rozelle, swings by to discuss his illustrious career as a graphic designer for cast recordings AND to talk about his upcoming show at Feinstein's/54 Below, Songs From Inside My Locker, which is June 9th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig
by Behind the Curtain - May 22, 2017

Everything today is thoroughly Hal....Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LEGALLY BLONDE, and KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Alessandra Corona Performing Works Announces Two Upcoming Premieres
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Alessandra Corona Performing Works (formerly A Corona Works) will present two premieres by Italian choreographers (more...)

Music Man and The Musary Team Up for Musical Instrument Donation Drive!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is teaming up with Northshore 104.9 and The Musary for a unique musical instrument donation drive throughout the run of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, playing June 6 thru June 18 at North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA. (more...)

SEAGULLS IN THE CHERRY TREE Continues Through 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

No Strings Theatre Company presents the zany new comedy, 'Seagulls in a Cherry Tree ' by William Missouri Downs, directed by NSTC's Artistic Director, Ceil Herman. Downs, author of the two previous NSTC hits, ('Cockeyed' and 'Mad Gravity') described his play as 'the first new Chekhov play in a hundred years!' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Woody Allen's Only Musical and Spotify
by Behind the Curtain - May 18, 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: Woody Allen's only movie musical & a great resource for obscure cast recordings! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks about the Job of a Broadway Music Coordinator with John Miller
by Behind the Curtain - May 15, 2017

What does a musical coordinator do, you ask? Well, John Miller, one of Broadway's most respected in the field, swings by to discuss this pivotal role and some of his 100 plus Broadway credits... yes, that's right, 100 plus Broadway credits!  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats about WOMAN OF THE YEAR and KEAN
by Behind the Curtain - May 10, 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: The schizophrenia of the 1970s, Mrs. Garrett slays Kander & Ebb, Bacall belts her face, why Lee Roy Reams is the best bartender, and Wright & Forrest start anew. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses I LOVE MY WIFE and COLETTE COLLAGE
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 9, 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: Wife swapping set to music & Lady Holiday throws some shade! (more...)

Regional Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Among Hale Centre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theater, officially unveiled its 2018 entertainment season that will mark the first full year in the new 130,000 square-foot Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy City. The 2018 season, sponsored by Mountain America, will feature eight productions on the season ticket and two special engagement productions. They will run non-stop on the theater's proscenium thrust, Jewel Box Stage, and the larger, one-of-a-kind Centre Stage, built by international stage design company Tait Stage Technology. (more...)

DataEndure and Komprise Provide Complementary Dark Data Assessment To Identify and Address Overspend on Storage and Data Management
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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Photo Flash: Ben Bonnema, Michael R. Jackson & More Receive 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Just last night, the Jonathan Larson Grants, given annually to honor emerging composers, lyricists and book writers, were presented to the 2017 recipients: Ben Bonnema, Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda, Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke, and Michael R. Jackson.  (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on FREEFORM - Monday, March 27, 2017
by - Mar 6, 2017

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, March 27, 2017! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Actor Paul Kandel
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 5, 2017

Up there, high, high in the lovely apartment in midtown Manhattan, lives the mysterious Paul Kandel. Who is this creature? What is he? How did he come to be there? Hush! Rob and Kevin will tell you as they sit down with the wonderful Mr. Kandel, best known for his role as Uncle Ernie in THE WHO'S TOMMY and as the voice of Clopin in Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses an Obscure Loesser Show and Scott Siegel's Genius
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 29, 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: Revisiting an obscure Frank Loesser & praising the genius of Scott Siegel. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Heather Parcells to Host Broadway Artists Connection's 'MIC & MINGLE' Season Kick-Off
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents its season kick-off event, 'Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle,' hosted by six-time Broadway veteran Heather Parcells on Monday, April 17th. (more...)

Scoop: BABY DADDY on FREEFORM - Monday, March 27, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on BABY DADDY, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, March 27, 2017! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Super-Producer, Barry Weissler
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 26, 2017

The words 'Just Do It' should be emblazoned across the office walls of  Tony Award winning producer Barry Weissler. On a beautiful Spring day, Barry invited Rob and Kevin into his offices to discuss his career and how he produced the revivals of CHICAGO, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, and GREASE and gave power to new shows like THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, FALSETTOS, and WAITRESS. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, SISTER ACT and More Slated for Lakewood Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 65th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 7, 2017.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats Bea Arthur's Wicked Tongue, Audra McDonald's Golden Voice
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 22, 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: The wicked tongue of Bea Arthur & the golden voice of Audra McDonald.  (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Monday, March 20, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, March 20, 2017! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Three-Time Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 19, 2017

The hills are alive with the warmth and wit of three time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. Best known for her appearances in THE SECRET GARDEN, SHOW BOAT, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, MARY POPPINS, and FUN HOME, Rebecca makes a splash on today's episode! (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FESTIVAL 2017: GALA at Scott Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Mar 16, 2017

The big finish, New York, New York, brought the house down. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses COME FROM AWAY and 'Second Act Trouble'
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 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: Rob and Kevin invent the Broadway Home Shopping Network! Plus, a new musical and a good read!  (more...)

Jean Shafiroff to Co-Chair Annual Mission Society Gala Again This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the New York City Mission Society will hold its annual Champions for Children fundraising Gala. This year's event will honor legendary actress and singer Diahann Carroll and entrepreneur Don Peebles, as well as recognize three lifetime members of the Mission Society's Board of Directors. Co-chaired by Jean Shafiroff and Katrina Peebles, the benefit will support the Mission Society's programs and services that help youth and families in our city's most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Chuck Cooper
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 13, 2017

It 'Don't Take Too Much' to be excited that Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper swings by Shetler Studios to talk to Rob and Kevin about his forty plus year career onstage in shows like THE LIFE, PASSION, and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE. Chuck pulls back the curtain on his career, including how he survived GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER, what was so magical about Cy Coleman's hands, and why he was the most musical washer machine you ever saw ! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates a Great Director and a New Book
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 1, 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: Remembering a great director and celebrating a new book! (more...)

Scoop: YOUNG & HUNGRY on FREEFORM - Monday, March 20, 2017
by - Feb 28, 2017

Get all the scoop on YOUNG & HUNGRY, airing on FREEFORM on Monday, March 20, 2017! (more...)

Comedian Carlos Mencia to Bring Laughs to Access Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Carlos Mencia will bring his topical humor to Access Showroom at Aliante Casino Hotel and Spa on April 14 and 15. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Tony-Winning Lyricist Lee Adams
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 27, 2017

Because he had a whole lot of livin' to do, Rob and Kevin's time with Tony Award winning lyricist Lee Adams was short but it did make them feel happy and rosy (or Rosie). The 93 year old Adams joined Rob and Kevin on the phone from his home in Briarcliff, NY.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Costume Designer Paloma Young
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 22, 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: Rob & Kevin were so fascinated by the costume designs of Tony Award winner Paloma Young (NATASHA, PIERRE, & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 and BANDSTAND) they asked her in for a chat about her career and design choices! (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Presents HOW NOW, DOW JONES as Part of the Lost Treasures Collection Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems performed in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the third offering in its 7th season, How Now, Dow Jones, a musical comedy with music by Academy Award-winner Elmer Bernstein, lyrics by Tony Award nominee Carolyn Leigh and book by Max Shulman. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: On New 'Behind the Curtain,' Mark Twain Needs a Melody & Nathan Lane Needs a Nyquil
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 5, 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: Nathan Lane needs a Nyquil & Mark Twain needs a melody! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes One of Broadway's Best Music Directors, Ted Sperling
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 30, 2017

Tony Award winner Ted Sperling is one of Broadway's most sought after music directors. His brilliance and versatility have been on display in numerous Broadway musicals including FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, THE KING AND I, SOUTH PACIFIC; GUYS AND DOLLS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, THE FULL MONTY, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MY FAVORITE YEAR, FALSETTOS, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, LES MISERABLES, ROZA, and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Director, Producer, Actor Don Scardino
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 3, 2017

Yes, he has directed some of entertainment's greatest comedians, including Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Alec Baldwin, and Jim Carrey, BUT its onstage where Don Scardino first made a name for himself. As one of Broadway's most sought after young actors, he appeared in such cult musicals as ANGEL, KING OF HEARTS, and PARK! But, then he donned his directing cap to bring A FEW GOOD MEN, LENNON, and countless others to life!  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Ethel Merman Doing Disco and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 27, 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: Odd marketing, SNL does theatre, political correctness in musical theatre, Hal Prince tackles racism, and Ethel Merman sings Nirvana. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer, Sue Frost
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 24, 2017

Sue Frost is one of the most inspirational producers working on Broadway. In addition to her indefatigable generosity, Sue is one of the theatre's loudest advocates for new musicals. In addition to the Tony Award winning Memphis, Sue also produced MAKE ME A SONG, FIRST DATE, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, and one of Behind the Curtain's favorite musicals, this season's COME FROM AWAY. Sue pulls back the curtain on her career, including how a train ride to Washington DC cemented her journey, what was the impetus to produce COME FROM AWAY, and why she refunded 1,506 people in one night! Also, Sue walks us through the process of producing a new musical!  (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce DISNEY'S MY SON PINOCCHIO JR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

In Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto's, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved classic songs, "When You Wish upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 19, 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: Rob and Kevin debate leaving shows at intermission and 'second act'-ing a show. Plus, Ann Miller's fourth wall, Bob Fosse's debut, Sammy Davis Jr comes to Broadway, and Freddie Martinez makes a come back. (more...)

Alessandra Corona Presents A CORONA WORKS, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Alessandra Corona presents her A Corona Works in two world premieres by Italian choreographers:  'Amore Impossibile'  by Kristian Cellini of Rome, and 'Just Joy' by Guido Tuveri of Sardinia, May 30 & 31 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street).   Corona, a former 12-year principal dancer with Ballet Hispanico, will present her 7-member ensemble joined by a guest actor.  The choreographers were invited by Corona to create their works earlier this year, and will return to New York for the May performances. (more...)

Alessandra Corona Presents Works by Italian Choreographers at Baruch Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Alessandra Corona presents her A Corona Works in two world premieres by Italian choreographers:  'Amore Impossibile'  by Kristian Cellini of Rome, and 'Just Joy' by Guido Tuveri of Sardinia, May 30 & 31 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (entrance on 25th Street). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 16, 2017

'I had such a great time with those two sessions, I'm wondering if you'd like to do a third. With MISS SAIGON opening in March, I wouldn't mind doing a detailed description about how that show was written. There's a real story there and it's never been told.' (more...)

Scoop: DANCING WITH THE STARS on ABC - Monday, April 17, 2017
by - Apr 13, 2017

Get all the scoop on DANCING WITH THE STARS, airing on ABC on Monday, April 17, 2017! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates Four Legends No Longer with Us
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 12, 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: Celebrating four legends who are no longer with us! Plus, Rob and Kevin recount some of the most bizarre theatre they have ever seen. (more...)

NYC Mission Society Honors Legendary Actress & Singer Diahann Carroll and Entrepreneur Don Peebles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, more than 340 people attended the New York City Mission Society's annual Champions for Children Gala, raising a half million dollars to help youth and families in the city's most underserved communities break the cycle of poverty and achieve success. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Anita Gillette
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 10, 2017

The Secret Service might make her nervous but it doesn't stop the wonderful Anita Gillette from telling all in this fascinating interview. Anita invited Rob and Kevin over to her apartment to look back on her Broadway credits including GYPSY, ALL-AMERICAN, MR. PRESIDENT, CABARET, and many others.   (more...)

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