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Based on the film The Apartment by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond

Promises, Promises is a musical based on the 1960 film The Apartment. The music is by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David, and book by Neil Simon. Musical numbers for the original Broadway production were choreographed by Michael Bennett.


Ryan Murphy on Chenoweth's Return to GLEE: 'I Would Love That'
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

Ryan Murphy was asked by one of his many Twitter followers if Chenoweth's character would be returning for next year's sixth and final season of the musical dramedy. (more...)

European Premiere of Award-Winning Musical DOGFIGHT to Open at Southwark Playhouse, 8/8-9/13
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

November 21, 1963. On the night before their deployment to Vietnam, three young Marines set out for one final boys' night of debauchery. But when Corporal Eddie Birdlace meets Rose, the unassuming and idealistic waitress he enlists to win a cruel bet, she rewrites the rules of the game and opens his eyes to what really matters in life. (more...)

Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala to Honor Sheldon Harnick, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce that Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. Over the years Mr. Harnick's work has been represented on the Goodspeed stage with Fiorello! (1985), She Loves Me (1978), The Apple Tree (1999), and this summer's 50th Anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Goodspeed Opera House. The award will be presented by longtime friend and star of stage and screen, two time Tony Award-winner Tony Roberts (Broadway's Promises, Promises; They're Playing Our Song; Victor/Victoria; Cabaret). (more...)

Channing Tatum to Lead True Crime Thriller for Sony
by Movies News Desk - May 6, 2014

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Channing Tatum is set to star in and produce an upcoming, untitled true crime thriller for Sony. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are on board to produce with Reid Carolin. Kristin Gore will pen the script. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katie Finneran Brings IT MIGHT BE YOU to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 30, 2014

Katie Finneran, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star, makes her nightclub debut at 54 Below from May 28 to 31 with the show It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home. Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, she gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheimto Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns (The Nance, In the Heights) and will feature musical direction bySteve Marzullo. (more...)

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to Produce Knights Templar Miniseries
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2014

Deadline writes that Broadway, television and film producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are backing a miniseries centering on the beginnings of the medieval Christian order the Knights Templar. Keir Pearson (Hotel Rwanda) is writing the script. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katie Finneran Previews IT MIGHT BE YOU at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2014

Katie Finneran, the two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway and TV star, will make her nightclub debut at 54 Below from May 28 to 31 with the show It Might Be You - A Funny Lady's Search for Home. Endearing, brilliantly funny and always entertaining, she gives us a peek into the life of a performer juggling Hollywood, Broadway and starting a family. Singing an eclectic array of songs and sharing extraordinary backstage stories, Katie takes us on a comical and poignant pilgrimage to her greatest destination yet: home. Expect to hear songs ranging from Stephen Sondheim to Ingrid Michaelson, with homages to Betty Hutton and Julie Andrews in between. The evening will be directed by Katie's longtime pal, Broadway's Andrea Burns (The Nance, In the Heights) and will feature musical direction by Steve Marzullo. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Starring David Elder and More, to Open 5/30 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Grab the umbrellas! Audiences will be delighted by Pittsburgh CLO's production of Singin' in the Rain, May 30-June 8 at the Benedum Center. A talented cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans will take this feel-good movie-musical off the silver screen and on to the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Katie Finneran & More Set for 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Coming up next week at, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Choreographer Spencer Liff Talks HEDWIG, DWTS & New Season of SYTYCD
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2014

Today, the multi-talented dancer speaks exclusively to BWW about the uniqueness of choreographing a show like 'Hedwig', his longtime relationship with Neil Patrick Harris and what's ahead for the new season of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' (more...)

Kritzerland to Present NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME - THE SONGS OF DOROTHY FIELDS at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME -THE SONGS OF DOROTHY FIELDS on Sunday, June 1, 2014 - 7:00 PM. (more...)

Kerry Butler and Matt Walton Lead UNDER MY SKIN, Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Kerry Butler and Matt Walton will star in UNDER MY SKIN at The Little Shubert Theatre in New York. The new comedy, written by Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser - the creative forces behind such television hits as The Nanny and Who's The Boss? - began preview performances on Saturday, April 5, 2014, opening tonight, May 15, 2014. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Kate Baldwin, Katie Finneran & More Preview 54 Below Shows!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

TonyŽ nominee Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, Finian's Rainbow); two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran (Annie, Promises Promises); three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle (The Tap Dance Kid, Miss Saigon, The Wiz); three time Tony-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose); Tony Award winning producer, singer and actor Tamara Tunie (producer of Spring Awakening, performed in Broadway's Oh Kay!); and Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond) all gathered last week to preview their upcoming shows at 54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there for the sneak peek event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

The Joyce Theater Announces 2014-2015 Season Featuring Pacific Northwest Ballet, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Royal Danish Ballet and More
by Jillian Gaier - May 12, 2014

Linda Shelton, Executive Director of The Joyce Theater, announced today the organization's programming for its 2014-2015 fall/winter season, launching September 9 with the New York premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's extravagant production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, danced by the magnificent dancers of the National Ballet of Canada at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center. (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Brian Ronan Wins Best Sound Design of a Musical Tony
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical's Brian Ronan has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Sound Design of a Musical. Ronan has designed the sound for over twenty five Broadway shows. Some recent designs include Annie, Bring It On, Nice Work (Tony nomination), Book of Mormon (Tony), Anything Goes (Tony nomination, Drama Desk), American Idiot, Promises Promises, Next to Normal(Tony nomination), Grease, Curtains, Spring Awakening, Grey Gardens, Pajama Game, All Shook Up, 12 Angry Men, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, Charlie Brown, Cabaret. (more...)

Carolyn Kirsch to Teach Fosse Master Class at Hartford Stage Rehearsal Studios, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

Broadway veteran Carolyn Kirsch will teach a Fosse Master Class at Hartford Stage Rehearsal Studios at 942 Main Street from 12 pm to 2 pm on Saturday, June 21. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #5 - NINE Vs. DREAMGIRLS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 4, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest battles for Best Musical with NINE versus DREAMGIRLS. (more...)

ADM21 to Make Joyce Theater Debut, 11/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will make its Joyce Theater debut, November 11 - 16, with eight performances of show-stopping musical theater dance numbers by legendary choreographers including Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Gower Champion, Jack Cole, Henry LeTang, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and more. (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE to Make Joyce Theater Debut - Patricia Birch, Michael Bennett, Jerome Robbins & More, 11/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will make its Joyce Theater debut,November 11 - 16, with eight performances of show-stopping musical theater dance numbers by legendary choreographers including Rob Ashford, Michael Bennett, Patricia Birch, Gower Champion, Jack Cole, Henry LeTang, Jerry Mitchell, Jerome Robbins, Susan Stroman and more. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes MATILDA's 'Queen' Lesli Margherita
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2014

On Monday, June 30th the Theater People Podcast welcomes 'Matilda' star Lesli Margherita. Topics discussed include her Olivier award winning turn as Inez in 'Zorro The Musical' in London's West End, the day her friend Eden Espinosa called her to insist that Lesli be seen for the role of Mrs. Wormwood in 'Matilda', and her emotional Broadway debut in the show. The episode is available now to iTunes subscribers. (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/26/14 - MOTOWN, THE LION, ATOMIC, 'MUSCLES' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: MOTOWN hits 500 shows, 'MUSCLES', THE LION and ATOMIC begin off-Broadway, GHOSTS screens in the UK and 'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' appears on THE TONIGHT SHOW again this evening! (more...)

Spirited Hands Productions to Present New Musical VISIONARY MAN, 7/26-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The language of the Holy Spirit... direct from God? Spirited Hands Productions presents a new American musical based on the fascinating true story of visionary artist J.B. Murray. The world premiere of Visionary Man opens July 26 at the Hudson Mainstage in Hollywood. (more...)

DPAC Presents DIRTY DANCING, Tickets on Sale 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

DPAC announced today that individual tickets for the Triangle premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale June 28 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the DPAC Ticket Center or by visiting DPACnc.com and Ticketmaster. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play DPAC September 16-21, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala Honoring Sheldon Harnick!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals awarded Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre on June 14, which featured Broadway luminaries and arts sustainers. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes RENT, IF/THEN Star Anthony Rapp
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 15, 2014

On Monday, June 16th the Theater People Podcast welcomes 'If/Then' and 'Rent' star Anthony Rapp. Topics discussed include Rapp's two year journey helping to bring 'If/Then' to the Broadway stage (he's been with the show since even before the workshop phase), collaborating with the show's creators Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt to create the character of Lucas, and reuniting with friend and 'Rent' co-star Idina Menzel (he has high praise for her work ethic, talent, and ability to maintain her status as one of Broadway's few 'marquee names'). (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Do blondes really have more fun? Audiences will soon find out at Pittsburgh CLO's production of Legally Blonde The Musical, June 13-22 at the Benedum Center. This mega movie hit will be brought to life by a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. Watch as Elle Woods takes over the stage with her vivacious personality and a score sure to please. (more...)

PlayMakers' Summer Youth Conservatory to Perform HAIRSPRAY, 7/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

A cast of young student actors will perform the Tony Award-winning musical 'Hairspray' July 16-20 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. High school actors and technicians will begin work on the production June 16. PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence in UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, will present the Broadway musical as the culmination of its popular Summer Youth Conservatory. (more...)

Replay America: The Ultimate 80s Festival Set for MPAC, 7/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Go back to the future with the best of 80s pop at Replay America: The Ultimate 80s Festival, Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $75-$150. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes WICKED & RENT Star Eden Espinosa
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 1, 2014

On Monday, June 2nd the Theater People Podcast welcomes Broadway star Eden Espinosa. Topics discussed include her humble beginnings as a Disney theme park performer, her breakthrough performance in the title role of the 2004 musical BROOKLYN, being Idina Menzel's standby in the original company of WICKED, and performing her dream role of Maureen Johnson in the closing company of RENT. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gail Bennett and More in MARY POPPINS at the Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Long Island premiere of 'Disney's Mary Poppins' is set to fly at the Patchogue Theatre - featuring Broadway caliber actors and aerial effects. The musical, produced by The Gateway, plays July 2-19. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Pia Zadora Coming to the Metropolitan Room, 8/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Celebrated entertainer Pia Zadora is back and reloaded! In an exclusive five-show engagement at the Metropolitan Room running August 5 to 10, Zadora premieres 'Pia Reloaded,' a fresh look at her legendary career and the soundtrack of her life. Playing Tues to Thurs August 5, 6, 7 and Sat & Sun August 9 and 10 (all at 7pm, except Thurs Aug 7 at 9:30pm), 'Pia Reloaded' will head West for its West Coast premiere later in August. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/4/14 - A Star-Spangled, Spectacular Broadway Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 4, 2014

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: It's the Fourth of July (yay!) and PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH and NBC's MACY'S FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR round up some of the hottest talent from Broadway and the music scene tonight, THEATER TALK remembers 1776's Peter Stone, and Center Stage's digital project MY AMERICA launches on Fandor! (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

The Guthrie Theater presents My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances began on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28, with an opening slated for tonight, July 4, 2014. (more...)


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Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Make Provincetown Debut, 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth, star of Broadway's original "Wicked" and Tony-Winner for "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown," will make her anticipated Provincetown debut in Broadway @ Town Hall (a part of the acclaimed Broadway @ The Art House series) on August 10 for two shows only at 6:30pm and 9:00pm. Chenoweth will be appearing in Provincetown after two sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall this past May and the Royal Albert Hall in London two weeks ago. She will be directed by Richard Jay-Alexander, with music direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell. For tickets please visit The Art House website or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/24- Kristin Chenoweth
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She will soon return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 20, 2014

On Monday, July 21st the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony-nominee Robin de Jesus. De Jesus discusses making his professional acting debut in the cult-hit indie film CAMP, making his Broadway debut as an understudy in RENT, creating the role of Sonny in the groundbreaking IN TH EHEIGHTS, co-starring as Jacob in the 2010 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES alongside Kelsey Grammer, and receiving Tony nominations for the latter two roles. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
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Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Adds PROMISES, PROMISES to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse has finalized their 12th season with the announcement of their holiday show, a revival of the 1968 Broadway hit Promises, Promises. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcome's Tony-Winner Tonya Pinkins from HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 14, 2014

On Monday, July 7th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins. Pinkins is currently co-starring on Broadway in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, a mostly rapped-through musical featuring the music, lyrics, and poetry of Tupac Shakur. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE COMPETITION! Win A Pair Of Tickets To Kristin Chenoweth's Show At The Royal Albert Hall!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Musical theatre royalty Kristin Chenoweth is heading over to the UK this month - and one BWW:UK reader (plus their guest) can be at her Royal Albert Hall show on Saturday 12th July! (more...)

Jason Alexander to Direct BROADWAY BOUND at the Odyssey, 8/2-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Heartwarming, poignant -- and hilarious. Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents a revival of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical dramatic comedy, Broadway Bound, directed by Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), who created the role of "Stanley" in the original Broadway production. The 8-week run at the Odyssey Theatre is set to open Aug. 2. (more...)


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