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Nails Duquesne is a former manicurist turned wealthy widow. She holds a lottery to help her lawyer and pal, Bob Hale, find the lost love of his life. To assist in the search, Nails and her perennial debutantes arrange for the parole of several prison inmates. The leader, Policy Pinkle, is a sentimental jailbird who resents his release from luxurious prison life. The Senate Finance Committee eventually gets involved. The search for a missing heiress includes this plot point: Her identity can only be determined by a waffle iron mark on her behind.

RED, HOT AND BLUE and More Set for Musicals Tonight's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2012

Musicals Tonight has announced its 2012-2013 Season-it's 15th-which begins October 2 with Red, Hot and Blue at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street. The season continues with Fade Out - Fade In, Strike Up the Band, Same Time, Next Year and Leave It to Jane. More details below! (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Makes OC Premiere at Segerstrom Center, Now thru 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Orange County premiere tonight, September 24 - 29 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as part of the Curtain Call Series. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Musicals Tonight's RED, HOT AND BLUE, 10/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

Red, Hot and Blue, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, is about a former manicurist ("Nails") Lauren Elaine Taylor, her square boyfriend (Bob) Christopher Ryan, and an ex-con ("Policy") Roger Rifkin. Graham Bailey, Tony Castellanos, Ashley Klanac, Rob Lorey, Megan Meyer, Molly Pope, Jeannie Schubitz, and Jacob L. Smith are either reporting on these happenings, trying to steal the proceeds or trying to re-arrest the felons. Musicals Tonight's show runs October 2 - 14, 2012. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 10/27-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Perry Beekman Trio to Bring Cole Porter to the Met Room, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2013

Perry Beekman sings and plays Cole Porter today, October 4th at 9:30 pm at The Metropolitan Room. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE Begins Previews Tonight - Meet the Cast
by Meet the Cast - Oct 3, 2012

ANNIE, the new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, went into rehearsal today in New York City with its full company. The production begins previews October 3, 2012 and opens November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Meet the full cast below! (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays tonight, October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Musicals Tonight Opens RED, HOT AND BLUE Tonight, 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

Red, Hot and Blue, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, is about a former manicurist ("Nails") Lauren Elaine Taylor, her square boyfriend (Bob) Christopher Ryan, and an ex-con ("Policy") Roger Rifkin. Graham Bailey, Tony Castellanos, Ashley Klanac, Rob Lorey, Megan Meyer, Molly Pope, Jeannie Schubitz, and Jacob L. Smith are either reporting on these happenings, trying to steal the proceeds or trying to re-arrest the felons. Musicals Tonight's show runs tonight, October 2 to the 14th, 2012. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Musicals Tonight's RED, HOT AND BLUE, 10/2-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2012

Red, Hot and Blue, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, is about a former manicurist ("Nails") Lauren Elaine Taylor, her square boyfriend (Bob) Christopher Ryan, and an ex-con ("Policy") Roger Rifkin. Graham Bailey, Tony Castellanos, Ashley Klanac, Rob Lorey, Megan Meyer, Molly Pope, Jeannie Schubitz, and Jacob L. Smith are either reporting on these happenings, trying to steal the proceeds or trying to re-arrest the felons. Musicals Tonight's show runs October 2 - 14, 2012. (more...)

RED, HOT AND BLUE and More Set for Musicals Tonight's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

Musicals Tonight has announced its 2012-2013 Season-it's 15th-which begins October 2 with Red, Hot and Blue at The Lion Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street. The season continues with Fade Out - Fade In, Strike Up the Band, Same Time, Next Year and Leave It to Jane. More details below! (more...)

Parade Productions to Stage Premiere Reading of THE GIFT, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

Parade Productions will present a premiere reading of award-winning South Florida playwright/director Michael Leeds' new work, The Gift. The reading will take place on July 1st at 7:30 p.m., at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center's Studio Theatre in Boca Raton and will feature actors Clay Cartland and Lindsey Forgey. (more...)

Musicals Tonight Season to Include STRIKE UP THE BAND, LEAVE IT TO JANE and More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Musicals Tonight has announced that its upcoming season will include the following shows. (more...)

Rachel York to Set Sail in ANYTHING GOES National Tour; Kicks Off October 2
by BWW - Mar 27, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that critically acclaimed Broadway actress Rachel York will star as "Reno Sweeney" in the national tour of the 2011 Tony® Award winning Anything Goes. Presented by Roundabout Theatre Company, the national tour will set sail in Cleveland this fall. Anything Goes is the winner of three Tony® Awards including Best Musical Revival. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst to Star in Goodspeed Musicals' HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

She'll be glowin', crowin', goin' strong - cabaret diva Klea Blackhurst is sure to delight Goodspeed audiences as Dolly Levi at the Goodspeed Opera House this summer. Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that this spirited vocal powerhouse will be right where she belongs beginning June 28th. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Tour Comes to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall, 4/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Pittsburgh premiere April 16-21, 2013 at Heinz Hall as part of the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. (more...)

Perry Beekman Celebrates CD Release Tonight
by Devin MacDonald - Jun 9, 2013

For his first CD as a leader, Perry has selected one of the most beloved and prolific of these composers, Cole Porter, for SO IN LOVE - PERRY BEEKMAN SINGS AND PLAYS COLE PORTER. Accompanied by the remarkably empathetic paring of Peter Tomlinson and Lou Pappas on piano and bass respectively, Perry has selected 15 wonderful Porter songs, all but one culled from Broadway musicals made immortal by Porter's genius. (more...)

Perry Beekman Releases 'So in Love' Sings And Plays Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013

From the time of his Jazz Epiphany - upon hearing "jazz guitar pioneer Charlie Christian, and the classic recordings of Billie Holiday and Lester Young" - at the age of 15, outstanding guitarist/vocalist Perry Beekman has committed himself to the classic traditions of jazz, particularly by means of the Great American Songbook. (more...)

Perry Beekman to Celebrate CD Release, 6/9
by Devin MacDonald - Jun 5, 2013

For his first CD as a leader, Perry has selected one of the most beloved and prolific of these composers, Cole Porter, for SO IN LOVE - PERRY BEEKMAN SINGS AND PLAYS COLE PORTER. Accompanied by the remarkably empathetic paring of Peter Tomlinson and Lou Pappas on piano and bass respectively, Perry has selected 15 wonderful Porter songs, all but one culled from Broadway musicals made immortal by Porter's genius. (more...)

Perry Beekman Celebrates CD Release, 6/9
by Devin MacDonald - Jun 5, 2013

For his first CD as a leader, Perry has selected one of the most beloved and prolific of these composers, Cole Porter, for SO IN LOVE - PERRY BEEKMAN SINGS AND PLAYS COLE PORTER. Accompanied by the remarkably empathetic paring of Peter Tomlinson and Lou Pappas on piano and bass respectively, Perry has selected 15 wonderful Porter songs, all but one culled from Broadway musicals made immortal by Porter's genius. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES to Make OC Premiere at Segerstrom Center, 9/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Orange County premiere September 24 - 29 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as part of the Curtain Call Series. (more...)

Parade Productions to Present Premiere Reading of Michael Leeds' THE GIFT, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

Parade Productions will present a premiere reading of award-winning South Florida playwright/director Michael Leeds' new work, The Gift. This FREE reading will take place on July 1st at 7:30 p.m., at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center's Studio Theatre in Boca Raton and will feature actors Clay Cartland and Lindsey Forgey. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse Stages SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL, Now thru 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

'Shout! The Mod Musical' appears at the Saint Michael's Playhouse today, July 31 to August 10. The show will be staged, evenings at 8 p.m. July 31 - August 3, 6-10; and matinees at 2 p.m. August 3 and 10. (more...)

Review - Nymph Errant
by Ben Peltz - Jul 29, 2012

The last time the 1933 West End musical Nymph Errant was revived in New York, the Medicine Show Theatre Company advertised their production with the selling point that they haven't removed any of the show's racism.  Now, while going to see a racist musical is not exactly my idea of a fun night out, there is a certain historic value to watching older musicals performed with the texts the authors wrote, opposed to the frequent occurrence of slapping their books with labels like “creaky” or “dated” and having contemporary authors make wholesale revisions to transform them into suitable entertainments for modern audiences. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Stage SHOUT! THE MOD MUSICAL, 7/31-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

"Shout! The Mod Musical" appears at the Saint Michael's Playhouse July 31 to August 10. The show will be staged, evenings at 8 p.m. July 31 - August 3, 6-10; and matinees at 2 p.m. August 3 and 10. (more...)

Surflight Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2012

The hills are alive as Surflight Theatre continues its 2012 season with The Sound of Music. Directed and choreographed by Charles Abbott, with music direction by Ben Krauss, The Sound of Music opens tonight, July 24 and runs through August 25, 2012. Tickets ($36-$54) are available by calling 609-492-9477 or at www.surflight.org. (more...)

Surflight Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2012

The hills are alive as Surflight Theatre continues its 2012 season with the heartwarming family classic, The Sound of Music. Directed and choreographed by Charles Abbott, with music direction by Ben Krauss, The Sound of Music opens July 24 and runs through August 25, 2012. Tickets ($36-$54) are available by calling 609-492-9477 or at www.surflight.org. (more...)

There's Something About Klea: The Nutty Professor's BLACKHURST Brings 'Miss Lemon' To Life
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 22, 2012

There's just something about Klea Blackhurst: The very first moment you meet her you know you're gonna like her and that, given the chance to perform for you, she's sure to wow you, to put you in your place, to make you fall in love with her. Consider yourself forewarned. (more...)

Surflight Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 7/24-8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

The hills are alive as Surflight Theatre continues its 2012 season with The Sound of Music. Directed and choreographed by Charles Abbott, with music direction by Ben Krauss, The Sound of Music opens July 24 and runs through August 25, 2012. Tickets ($36-$54) are available by calling 609-492-9477 or at www.surflight.org. (more...)

Parade Productions Stages Premiere Reading of THE GIFT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

Parade Productions will present a premiere reading of award-winning South Florida playwright/director Michael Leeds' new work, The Gift. The reading will take place tonight, July 1st at 7:30 p.m., at the Mizner Park Cultural Arts Center's Studio Theatre in Boca Raton and will feature actors Clay Cartland and Lindsey Forgey. (more...)

Sutton Foster Set for 42nd Street Moon's IT'S DE-LOVELY Gala, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon will celebrate 20 years of presenting musical theatre with IT'S DE-LOVELY, a gala fundraising evening with special guest star, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, 6pm, Thursday, February 7 at the Palace Hotel, 2 Montgomery Street, San Francisco. (more...)

Elvis Birthday Celebration Kicks Off in Memphis Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Elvis fans from around the world will travel to Graceland next week to celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll's birthday. (more...)

Megan Hilty to Headline 42nd Street Moon's WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE Gala, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon announces WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE, a gala fundraising evening with special guest, star of NBC's Smash, and Sean Saves the World, Megan Hilty, 6pm, Thursday, February 27 at Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco. In addition to the 'smashing' talents of Broadway and television star Megan Hilty, the evening will include cocktails, dinner, a brief live auction, and a 'MoonGlow Cabaret' with clarion-voiced chanteuse Klea Blackhurst and other Moon performers. Guests are invited to dress in cocktail attire with a dash of red. For tickets ($375 - $7500) the public may contact 42nd Street Moon at (415) 255-8207 or for more information visit 42ndstmoon.org. (more...)

RED, HOT... & BLUE Perform at the Smoot Theatre, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

RED, HOT... & BLUE will perform live at the Smoot Theatre, February 22, 2013. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents THE BEST OF TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

42nd Street Moon has lined up two major guest stars, Klea Blackhurst and Jason Graae, to head the cast for the upcoming 80th Birthday salute to beloved Tony-winning Broadway composer/lyricist, Jerry Herman titled The Best of Times. (more...)

Eisenhower Dance to Perform at Wharton Center, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

EISENHOWER DANCE, Michigan's premier contemporary dance company, presents its popular program RED, HOT AND BLUE at Wharton Center on February 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. RED, HOT AND BLUE includes works by EISENHOWER Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower and choreographers Michael Foley and Ron de Jesus, including: “Threads,” a dance expressing intimacy, passion, and introspection through an ever-evolving series of duets and solos; “Better Places,” a fun and bluesy work; and “The Show,” a piece inspired by the work of Federico Fellini, whose films depict life as a circus. The performance is completed by Ron de Jesus's “Begin with the End in Mind,” a beautiful and romantic work full of interconnected lifts that test the strength and grace of the dancers. Tickets are available online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. (more...)

Sutton Foster Set for 42nd Street Moon's IT'S DE-LOVELY Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2013

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon will celebrate 20 years of presenting musical theatre with IT'S DE-LOVELY, a gala fundraising evening with special guest star, two-time Tony winner Sutton Foster, 6pm, tonight, February 7 at the Palace Hotel, 2 Montgomery Street, San Francisco. (more...)

Eisenhower Dance to Bring RED, HOT AND BLUE to Wharton Center, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

EISENHOWER DANCE, Michigan's premier contemporary dance company, presents its popular program RED, HOT AND BLUE at Wharton Center on February 12, 2014, at 7:30 p.m. RED, HOT AND BLUE includes works by EISENHOWER Artistic Director Laurie Eisenhower and choreographers Michael Foley and Ron de Jesus, including: "Threads," a dance expressing intimacy, passion, and introspection through an ever-evolving series of duets and solos; "Better Places," a fun and bluesy work; and "The Show," a piece inspired by the work of Federico Fellini, whose films depict life as a circus. The performance is completed by Ron de Jesus's "Begin with the End in Mind," a beautiful and romantic work full of interconnected lifts that test the strength and grace of the dancers. Tickets are available online at whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. (more...)

Megan Hilty Headlines 42nd Street Moon's WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon announces WHAT WE DID FOR LOVE, a gala fundraising evening with special guest, star of NBC's Smash, and Sean Saves the World, Megan Hilty, 6pm, tonight, February 27 at Bimbo's 365 Club, 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco. In addition to the 'smashing' talents of Broadway and television star Megan Hilty, the evening will include cocktails, dinner, a brief live auction, and a 'MoonGlow Cabaret' with clarion-voiced chanteuse Klea Blackhurst and other Moon performers. Guests are invited to dress in cocktail attire with a dash of red. For tickets ($375 - $7500) the public may contact 42nd Street Moon at (415) 255-8207 or for more information visit 42ndstmoon.org. (more...)

RED, HOT... & BLUE Perform at the Smoot Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

RED, HOT... & BLUE will perform live at the Smoot Theatre, tonight, February 22, 2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 2/17/2013
by BWW - Feb 17, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/17/2013 for West Virginia (more...)

Elvis Birthday Celebration to Kick Off in Memphis 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2013

Elvis fans from around the world will travel to Graceland next week to celebrate the King of Rock 'n' Roll's birthday. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES National Tour Sets Sail in Cleveland, Oct. 2012; First Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company will present the national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the 2011 Tony® Award winning Broadway musical theatre masterpiece. Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES sets sail at Cleveland's PlayhouseSquare in October 2012. Following its opening in Cleveland, Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES will cruise into more than 25 other cities during the 2012/2013 season including the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 10/27-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Opens at Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse Tonight, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2012

The Litchfield hills are alive as TriArts Sharon Playhouse continues its 2012 season with the heartwarming family classic, The Sound of Music. Directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa, with music direction by Artistic Director Michael Berkeley, The Sound of Music opens tonight, August 9 and runs through August 26, 2012. Tickets ($16-$47) are available by calling 860.364.SHOW (7469) or at www.triarts.net. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC Opens at Tri-Arts Sharon Playhouse, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2012

The Litchfield hills are alive as TriArts Sharon Playhouse continues its 2012 season with the heartwarming family classic, The Sound of Music. Directed and choreographed by Gary John La Rosa, with music direction by Artistic Director Michael Berkeley, The Sound of Music opens August 9 and runs through August 26, 2012. Tickets ($16-$47) are available by calling 860.364.SHOW (7469) or at www.triarts.net. (more...)

Perry Beekman Trio to Bring Cole Porter to the Met Room, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Perry Beekman sings and plays Cole Porter on Friday, October 4th at 9:30 pm at The Metropolitan Room. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Full Cast of ANNIE, Now in Rehearsal!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 16, 2012

ANNIE, the new production of the Tony Award-winning musical, went into rehearsal today in New York City with its full company. The production begins previews October 3, 2012 and opens November 8, 2012 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Meet the full cast below! (more...)

Elvis Presley's Graceland & City of Memphis Gear Up for 60th Anniversary of Rock 'N' Roll
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

As thousands of fans gather for Elvis Week and prepare for the annual Candlelight Vigil at Graceland this evening, Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) is announcing plans and debuting artwork today for a yearlong celebration to commemorate Elvis' first professional recording, considered by many music historians to be the birth of the rock 'n' roll music movement. Joining EPE's CEO Jack Soden for the announcement will be Kevin Kane, President of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and Jayne Ellen Brooks from Sun Studio. (more...)

SOUND OFF: SMASH Digs Deeper
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2012

"Now, there's a movie star!" quoth Eileen (Anjelica Huston) of Rebecca Duvall (special guest star Uma Thurman) following her breathy and spastic performance of a new Julia/Tom musical number for the Marilyn Monroe-based musical-within-the-show on SMASH - BOMBSHELL - titled "Dig Deep". While last night's "The Movie Star" episode of NBC's musical dramedy series SMASH was light on the musical numbers - only Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Rebecca managed a musical moment - the drama was dense and delectable, with the rapport between the motley crew of characters comprising the enterprise improving by the week (and it started strong). Yet, despite the best efforts of Eileen, Tom (Christian Borle), Julia (Debra Messing) and Derek (Jack Davenport) in attempting to create a new version of the Marilyn musical that showcases her best (and limited) abilities. Rebecca is a tentative talent who lacks a lot in the vocal and dance departments - to say the least - yet it is undeniable that she also possesses a certain air of a star - perhaps because she is one; on SMASH (as in real life, given Thurman's A-list status), a big one. Portraying the movie star trying out a Broadway show for the first - and, most likely, last - time, Thurman brings a caustic, nutsy vibe to the seemingly bipolar screen siren - "36-ish", meaning more like 40-ish in actuality - and gives gravitas to the cartoonishly written role. Just as the Marilyn musical has shown its astonishing, chameleon-like adaptability in its iterations starring Karen and Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) - not only in its star, but also in its style, sound, mood, conception and musical arrangements - now BOMBSHELL is being retrofitted for Rebecca. But, at what cost? Stripping the show of its big Broadway leading lady musical potential and showing off the supporting cast to take the focus off of the shaky star at the center, BOMBSHELL's "Dig Deep" yet again gave the simply astounding songwriting duo responsible for the songs of the shows-within-the-shows on SMASH (including all of the BOMBSHELL songstack heard and seen so far, as well as the glimpses at the previous Tom/Julia collaborations, HEAVEN & EARTH and THREE ON A MATCH) "Dig Deep" was a WEST SIDE STORY-esque hot jazz song complete with the syncopation and stylization implicit in the best songs of the Actors Studio era which the 50s-set scene set out to depict (Lee Strasberg and all). (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Tour Comes to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall, 4/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Pittsburgh premiere April 16-21, 2013 at Heinz Hall as part of the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. (more...)

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