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Virginia Theatre (New York, NY)
245 W. 52nd St.

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Gangsters, vaudeville and the Russian Ballet come together in this riotous, romantic romp. Junior's folks pull him from the family's vaudeville act and pack him off to school where he becomes a music teacher. He meets Sydney, a composer, and Frankie, a coed who's fallen hard for him, and together they set about trying to sell Sydney's new jazz ballet to a Russian ballet company. The prima ballerina wants to teach Junior more than a few new steps, but with her assistance, 'Slaughter On Tenth Avenue' is produced with Junior dancing the lead. In one of the funniest set pieces ever devised, Junior dances the premiere while being shot at from the audience by thugs who've mistaken him for a dancer who owes on a gambling debt. This landmark musical was directed by the legendary George Abbott and choreographed by newcomer George Balanchine, whose use of ballet here marked the first time in musical comedy that dance was a direct proponent of the plot.

Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Lorenz Hart; Book by Rodgers & Hart & George Abbott



Berkshire Theatre Group's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO! Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

BTG's exciting revival is the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical. Previews of Fiorello! will began Sunday, September 4, at East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), with opening night being held tonihgt, September 9, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Performances of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth began September 4 for a limited engagement through September 18 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St.). Opening night is tonight, September 8 at 7PM. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Begin This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions, bringing to life projects that inspire, offer hope, and touch the human heart, presents the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Carol Burnett Reflects on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW Experiences, Talks Upcoming Tour, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

She's a legendary comedienne. She has been given some of the most prestigious honors in the industry, including the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Kennedy Center Honors, Television Hall of Fame, and many more. And she's touring to theatres across the US for an intimate night of conversation with local audiences. (more...)

Photo Flash: EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, began Sunday, September 4, for a limited engagement through September 18 at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St.). Opening night took place on September 8, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Begin This Weekend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions, bringing to life projects that inspire, offer hope, and touch the human heart, presents the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare (1564-1616), with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

BWW Interview: Adam Gillen On Playing Mozart In AMADEUS
by Marianka Swain - Oct 6, 2016

Actor Adam Gillen's credits include A Taste of Honey at the Royal Exchange Theatre, The School for Scandal at the Barbican and the RSC's Wendy and Peter, as well as TV hits Fresh Meat and Benidorm. He's currently starring as Mozart, opposite Lucian Msamati as rival composer Salieri, in the National Theatre revival of Peter Shaffer's Amadeus, which begins previews later this month. (more...)

HIGH FLYING, ADORED - Dancers Over 40 Celebrates Director and Choreographer Larry Fuller
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

HIGH FLYING ADORED!     Monday, October 17th, 2016, at 7 pm,   St. Luke's Theater, 308 West 46th St., NYC    Featuring performances by Loni Ackerman and other cast members of Larry Fuller's groundbreaking Broadway shows -- and a gaggle of gypsies to discuss his Life and Legacy   Dancers Over 40 honors director/choreographer Larry Fuller, who is not only a DO40 Advisory Board Member, but is currently alive and kicking!  This is the first panel & performance DO40 has presented of a living, breathing, creative artist!  And we are thrilled that he will be there to share the love in the theater at St. Luke's with all of his friends, family and peers.   (more...)

Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Star in CAROUSEL, Beginning Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More to Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage announce the cast for the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory's NUTCRACKER WINTER SUITE Will Star Nikita Boris and Justin Valentine
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Valentina Kozlova's Dance Conservatory of New York returns to Symphony Space with Kozlova's delightful new production of Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker Winter Suite,' running slightly over one hour - Saturday December 3 at 7 PM.   This year's production will star Nikita Boris as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Justin Valentine as her Cavalier.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Alistair Brammer Talks MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Broadcast
by Marianka Swain - Oct 14, 2016

Actor Alistair Brammer played the lead role of Chris in the acclaimed West End revival of Miss Saigon. During his run, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala performance recently broadcast in the US, and appearing in UK cinemas for one night only on 16 October. (more...)

BWW Review: SKULLDUGGERY: The Musical Prequel to Hamlet, a Rowdy Good Time
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 11, 2016

I love a good prequel, especially when a contemporary playwright decides to take on the back story of a hallowed play by the likes of William Shakespeare. I mean, come on. Daring to tread on that playing field takes some guts because you know before you begin that audiences are going to have high expectations of your work. They also know where you need to end your story in order for Shakespeare's to begin so getting there must be highly inventive and worthy of its foregone conclusion. (more...)

Review Roundup: OH, HELLO Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 10, 2016

At long last, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's wildly popular alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, will make their debuts on The Great White Way as Oh, Hello officially opens on Broadway tonight! Broadway World is bringing you all the reviews as they come in. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

Jared Grimes, Hayley Podschun, Donna McKechnie and More Sway in CAREFREE: DANCIN' WITH FRED AND GINGER Tryout Tour, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and RKO Stage present the world premiere of Carefree: Dancin' with Fred & Ginger, an all-new tribute to American cinema's most iconic pair, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Tony Award-winner Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs this original musical spectacular. (more...)

MPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MPAC has released an updated listing of events from January through March. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Catherine Charlebois and Jason Michael Evans to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse have announced the stars of the beloved Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, on stage at The Music Hall's Historic Theater in Portsmouth, November 30 - December 18. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sizzling Sneak Peek at Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE, Opening Tonight
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2016

Company XIV's adults-only revival of NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the sexy hit holiday show conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick, runs tonight, November 21, through January 7 in a limited seven-week engagement as part of XIV's pop-up season at The Irondale Center, located at 85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. Click below to watch highlights in a new trailer for the show! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein & Jerry Mitchell Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Reveal Details on Lake, Winokur Cameos!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 21, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY LIVE's playwright and actor Harvey Fierstein and choreographer Jerry Mitchell.  (more...)

Valentina Kozlova Announces NUTCRACKER WINTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Valentina Kozlova's next project is her annual 'Nutcracker Winter Suite,' December 3, 7 PM, at Symphony Space, Broadway and 95th Street, NYC.  Joining the students at Kozlova's Dance Conservatory, located in midtown Manhattan, are Kozlova students Nikita Boris and Justin Valentine.  The exceptional teen dancers, participating in Kozlova's Competition last June, were awarded scholarships to the Vaganova Ballet Academy in St. Petersburg, Russia, selected by Academy director Nikolai Tsiskaridze.  Justin will return to St. Petersburg after the performances to continue his one-year scholarship.  Nikita, now 16 years old, completed her scholarship and entered the October Vaganova Prix, where she received a special award for artistry and was further honored with an invitation to perform a solo from Giselle on the stage of the Mariinsky Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kimberly Kiley of RAGTIME at Actors' Repertory Theatre Of Simi
by Cary Ginell - Nov 16, 2016

Everyone knows that the director is the person responsible for the look and content of a musical or play, but once the cast has been selected, sets and props are delivered, and all the technical elements are in place, who puts it all together? The week prior to a show's opening is called 'Tech Week,' a four or five-day period during which all the elements of a production are assembled on stage for the first time. Tech Week marks the transition period between the rehearsal stage and the performance stage of a production. Once the show is underway, it is the job of the stage manager to supervise, coordinate, and maintain all of the sundry elements that make up a production, from lighting, sound, and sets to costume changes, blocking, and all the performers' backstage activity. As we found out, it takes a particular kind of person to become a stage manager. He or she has to be detail oriented, disciplined, unflappable, and resourceful. Kimberly Kiley, who is currently serving as stage manager for the Actors' Repertory Theatre of Simi's production of Ragtime, has all of these attributes and more. We visited her before a performance last weekend and were introduced to the new staging area at the theater where Kiley is stationed during a show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sexy, Stunning Shots from Company XIV's NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Company XIV presents an adults-only revival of NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the sexy hit holiday show conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick. NUTCRACKER ROUGE runs from November 21 - January 7 in a limited 7-week engagement as part of XIV's pop-up season at The Irondale Center, located at 85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Cast Set for Company XIV's Sexy Holiday Show NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Company XIV has announced casting and the design team for its adults-only revival of NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the sexy hit holiday show conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick. (more...)

Sony Classical Releases Original Soundtrack for Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2016

Sony Classical just released the original soundtrack for Woody Allen's CAFE SOCIETY both digitally and on CD on July 8, 2016. (more...)

Boston Landmarks Orchestra Launches 2016 Summer Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Inspired by the people, artists, and heritage of a great city, the Boston Landmarks Orchestra (LO) under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins, and Executive Director Jo Frances Meyer announces its 2016 season of free concerts at the DCR's Hatch Shell at the Esplanade.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

First Person with NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger: My Second Chance at Crutchie
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Audiences have a final chance to 'Seize the Day!' - tickets are now available for Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!, playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). Captured live at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre earlier this year, the event reunites original cast members Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay, Ben Fankhauser, Andrew Keenan-Bolger. Below, Keenan-Bolger joins BroadwayWorld as a guest author to explain why this second chance at Crutchie was so important to him... (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 5, 2017
by - Feb 5, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 5 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern, Christine Andreas & Faith Prince to Bring 4 GIRLS 4 to Mayo Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Four dynamic, award-winning Broadway musical stars -- Andrea McArdle (Broadway's original 'Annie'), Maureen McGovern (#1 Gold record 'The Morning After'), Christine Andreas (Oklahoma!, On Your Toes) and Faith Prince (Tony winner Guys & Dolls) -- come together in concert for an evening of song, laughter and memories in 4 Girls 4, coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 8 pm. (more...)

Tony Winner George S. Irving Dies at 94
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com is sad to report the death of actor George S. Irving at 94 years old.  (more...)

The Piano Men and More Coming Up in 2017 at Mayo Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Scroll down for Mayo Performing Arts Center's just-announced lineup for January through March! (more...)

Valentina Kozlova Dance Conservatory Presents NUTCRACKER WINTER SUITE, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Valentina Kozlova's Dance Conservatory of New York returns to Symphony Space with Kozlova's delightful new production of Tchaikovsky's 'Nutcracker Winter Suite,' running slightly over one hour - Saturday December 3 at 7 PM.    (more...)

DAMES AT SEA's Randy Skinner to Helm GOTTA GETTA GIRL Readings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present further staged readings of Gotta Getta Girl, a 1930s musical romp with book and lyrics by Peter Charles Morris and music by David Caldwell. (more...)

BWW Interview: Katie Davis Shines as 'Star To Be' in ANNIE Tour
by Christopher Castanho - Dec 13, 2016

Katie Davis, a recent graduate from Belmont University's Musical Theatre program, is portraying the featured ensemble member 'Star To Be', a young and optimistic actress who just moved to the dazzling 'NYC'. Davis has been noted as being a 'standout' ensemble member from the Chicago Theatre Review. I was lucky enough to sit down and check in with Katie on how her experience being on the Annie National Tour is going. (more...)

RESOLUTIONS, Improv Mondays, and More Coming to Verge Theater in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

See what's going on in January at the Verge Theater! (more...)

Epic Theatre Company to Continue Pop-Up Season This Friday in Cranston
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Epic Theatre Company's second pop-up show has arrived! The next show is this Friday, December 16th at 8pm at Theater 82 in Cranston. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sizzling New Shots from Company XIV's Holiday Show NUTCRACKER ROUGE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Company XIV's adults-only revival of NUTCRACKER ROUGE, the sexy hit holiday show conceived, directed and choreographed by Drama Desk Award nominee Austin McCormick, runs now through January 7 in a limited seven-week engagement as part of XIV's pop-up season at The Irondale Center, located at 85 South Oxford Street between Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. BroadwayWorld has a sizzling new batch of stills from the show below! (more...)

(re)Discover Theatre Presents FAREWELL MY FRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Farewell My Friend: The Tragic Romance of Star-Crossed Lovers plunges audiences into an immersive world of fated love. As you travel through multiple rooms, your exploration of the paralleled tragedies Romeo & Juliet and Tristan & Iseult begins to unfold. Discover secret plots, become exposed to raw, inner truths, and share an intimate connection with the characters. Using an equal blend of Shakespeare's text and devised movement, Farewell My Friend activates an expansive new perspective on well-known stories that resonate through time and transcend language. (more...)

Seek Farm & Fortune in DIGIDICED's Digital Adaptation of Uwe Rosenberg's Agricola: All Creatures Big & Small
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of EDWIN, THE EDWIN BOOTH STORY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Below, meet the cast and creative team of 'Edwin, The Story of Edwin Booth,' a world premiere dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 7, 2016
by - Aug 7, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 14, 2016
by - Aug 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

EDWIN, THE STORY OF EDWIN BOOTH to Bring Stage History Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2016

For their inaugural offering, Great Circle Productions will present the world premiere of EDWIN, The Story of Edwin Booth, a dramatic musical that commemorates the 150th Anniversary (1866-2016) of the legendary actor's return to the stage, as well as the 400th Anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, with music by Marianna Rosett, and book & lyrics by Eric Swanson. (more...)

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