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Actor's Outlet Theatre (New York, NY)

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Romance/Romance is a musical with a book and lyrics by Barry Harman and music by Keith Herrmann.



The show is composed of two acts linked only by the common theme of love and one song performed in both acts. The first, The Little Comedy, is based on a short story by Arthur Schnitzler and explores the budding relationship between two people who have adopted personas other than their own. Set in late 19th century Vienna, it focuses on Josefine, a demimonde weary of the social life provided by her upper class lovers, and wealthy playboy Alfred, who has tired of a seemingly endless round of inconsequential affairs. She assumes the guise of a working class woman, while he pretends to be a struggling poet, and the two meet while enjoying their new identities. Whether or not they can survive a weekend in the country with their usually glamorous trappings replaced by inedible food, bad wine, swarming insects, and total boredom is the question to be answered.


BWW Reviews: North Coast Rep Falls for 'Angels'
by Erica Miner - Sep 8, 2014

Female duos are the stuff of theatrical comedy. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Tony Nominee Keith Hermann to Debut Original Song at MPAC's Ribbon Cutting, 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Tony-nominated composer Keith Hermann (Romance/Romance) will debut an original song inspired by the Mayo Performing Arts Center's 20th Anniversary at the Theatre's ribbon cutting ceremony on September 29 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 13, 2015
by - Sep 13, 2015

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The Public Extends Michael John LaChiusa's Starry FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the critically acclaimed FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be released later this season. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 30, 2015
by - Oct 30, 2015

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Paper Mill Sets Starry Cast for A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL This Winter; Adds Autism-Friendly Show
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld can officially reveal the full cast for Paper Mill Playhouse's holiday show, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Top 40 Obscure Musicals of All Time- BWW Readers Weigh In!
by Sally Henry - Nov 25, 2015

For our most recent BroadwayWorld Reader Question, we asked everyone to name their favorite forgotten or obscure musicals, because I think we all need an avenue through which to express our true love for our favorite musical- and find the others out there who share our obsession. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL at Paper Mill
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents this year's holiday show, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1983 film. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will be directed by Brandon Ivie and choreographed by Mara Newbery Greer. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, November 25, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, November 29, at 7:00pm. Click below to watch highlights for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents this year's holiday show, A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL, based on the popular 1983 film. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will be directed byBrandon Ivie and choreographed by Mara Newbery Greer. A CHRISTMAS STORY: THE MUSICAL will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from November 25, 2015, through January 3, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, November 29, at 7:00pm. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Review: Steve Ross and His Orchestra Bring Stylish RHYTHM AND ROMANCE to Birdland and Steal Hearts
by Alix Cohen - Nov 18, 2015

Attending a Steve Ross show is often akin to time travel. The audience is transported back to eras when urbanity and dash were watchwords, when interpretation meant being as true to the period as the meaning of lyrics. The classy Mr. Ross, known primarily for iconoclastic solo performance, appeared at Birdland Monday night with a zealous 11-piece band helmed by long time confederate Brian Cassier. The joint was jumpin'. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Stage Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, 12/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the final production of their 2014 season, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, December 11-21, 2014 (press opening on Friday, December 12) at the North Park Theatre. (more...)

DOGFIGHT, ROMANCE/ROMANCE and More Set for Broward Center's 2015-16 Abdo New River Room Theater Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Star-crossed love in the shadow of the Vietnam war, drag performers fighting for love and the spotlight, couples playing mating games by rules from two different centuries, the golden age of radio brought back to glorious life and a fun and fabulous interactive same-sex wedding are the diverse and engaging topics for the shows in the 2015-16 Abdo New River Room Theater Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present HEDDA GABLER This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. (more...)

Jana Robbins to Present I'M STILL HERE! 6/3 at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

JANA ROBBINS - I'M STILL HERE! comes to Don't Tell Mama on June 3 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

BWW Review: Winter Park Playhouse Closes Season with Longest Running Musical, THE FANTASTICKS
by April Montgomery - May 23, 2016

THE FANTASTICKS opened for the first time in a small Off-Broadway theater in Greenwich Village in 1960. It has enjoyed astonishing popularity and is still running Off-Broadway to this very day. Recently, the Winter Park Playhouse opened this timeless show to close out its 2015-2016 season. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

Gallery Players Open THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

Gallery Players' latest play takes big ideas and historical events -- who invented television and how -- and turns them into a very intimate look at two men and their race to make the impossible possible. From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, The Farnsworth Invention is equal parts character study, history lesson (albeit not 100% historically accurate), and moving drama. Premiering tonight, May 2 at 8 pm in the Roth/Resler Theater of the JCC, the play tells the story of the invention of television from the perspective of its inventor, Philo T. Farnsworth, and his rival, RCA president and early radio pioneer, David Sarnoff. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Present World Premiere Translation of HEDDA GABLER
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Arguably one of the most complex and intriguing female characters ever written, HEDDA GABLER weaves a mesmerizing tale of a woman trapped in a loveless marriage who is driven by a need for power and freedom. Working from a freshly translated script by Anne-Charlotte Harvey that removes stilted language while staying true to Ibsen's voice, the actors have put their personal touches on their characters to create a piece that speaks to contemporary audiences. Lovers of classic theatre will not want to miss this gripping world premiere translation. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Muny announced today its complete cast for Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into The Woods, playing July 21-27. The production will be directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 1, 2016
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North Coast Repertory Theatre to Present WAY DOWNRIVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

A flood of Biblical proportions on the mighty Mississippi provides the dramatic backdrop to this gripping, edge-of-your-seat adventure. Adapted by Edward Morgan from the William Faulkner short story, 'Old Man,' WAY DOWNRIVER reveals an unlikely pair of souls who are bound together by the forces of nature. With honesty and humor, they struggle to overcome their fears and prejudice in order to survive their harrowing experience. You won't want to miss this exciting West Coast premiere. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Jana Robbins Presents I'M STILL HERE! Tonight at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

JANA ROBBINS - I'M STILL HERE! comes to Don't Tell Mama tonight, June 3 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Shots in the Dark's BEAUTIFUL CUL DE SAC, Starring Andy Falter, Heather Carvel & More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Shots in the Dark Independent Theatre Company presents BEAUTIFUL CUL DE SAC.  Performances are tonight, June 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8:00pm, and June 28 at 2:00pm at UAHS Little Theater, 1650 Ridgeview Rd., Upper Arlington, OH. 43221.   (more...)

Shots in the Dark Presents BEAUTIFUL CUL DE SAC Starring Andy Falter, Heather Carvel and More, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Shots in the Dark Independent Theatre Company presents BEAUTIFUL CUL DE SAC.  Performances are June 19, 20, 26, and 27 at 8:00pm, and June 28 at 2:00pm at UAHS Little Theater, 1650 Ridgeview Rd., Upper Arlington, OH. 43221.   (more...)

Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival Sets 2015 Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Announcing the program for Year TENN, Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Fest), Co-founder and Curator David Kaplan said, "This year's festival celebrates what happened to Tennessee Williams in Provincetown during the last ten years: his plays got performed here. We've rethought his classics, and rethought the plays he wrote that had been ignored or dismissed. The mantra that Williams had lost his mojo was replaced with cheers at the world premieres in P'town of The Remarkable Rooming-House of Madame LeMonde (TW Fest 2009) and The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore (TW Fest 2013). So we're bringing those two productions back for our audiences to cheer in 2015, along with eight other hits and variations." (more...)

Christine Ebersole, 54 Sings Lady Gaga & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

This 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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/27/2014
by BWW - Jul 27, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/27/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

TOO DARN HOT, SONGS FOR CHANGE Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event:  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROMANCE Is in the Air at North Coast Rep
by Erica Miner - Jul 13, 2014

Broadway World Reviews: "Romance" Is in the Air at North Coast Rep's season finale production of 'Romance/Romance.' (more...)

Old School Square Announces Jan-March 2016 Events, Shows, Exhibits and Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Old School Square has just announced its events, performances, exhibits and classes for January through March, 2016. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Lester Greenman Launches Promotional YouTube Video on 2013 Book
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

With his 2013 collection of romantic poetry titled 'Love Poems and Musings from an 86 Year Old Widower' (published by iUniverse), author Lester Greenman inspires love and romance in readers. Greenman, who was married to his late wife for 63 years, dedicates his work to her. This year, his book will reach a wider audience with a new promotional video, soon to be available on YouTube. (more...)

Leads Announced for 2016 Production of HAIR at Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

 Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, today announced that that they have cast the three major roles in the world's most famous tribal rock musical HAIR, which will run for three previews and 20 performances at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach, starting on Friday, May 20, 2016, following two previews. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Present EMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (2014 Ovation Award Nominee for Best Season!), in association with Sue Vaccaro, Ricky Stevens & The Rivet Gang announce the third show of their 2015-2016 season, the pre-Broadway engagement of EMPIRE, book, music & lyrics by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, musical direction by Sariva Goetz, and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime).  EMPIRE will preview on Friday, January 22, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 23) and run through Sunday, February 14, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights, TV Appearance of SDMT's WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the final production of their 2014 season, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS December 11-21, 2014 at the North Park Theatre. Check out a first look at highlights below, along with an interview on KUSI TV News! (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Stages Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the final production of their 2014 season, IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, tonight, December 11-21, 2014 (press opening on Friday, December 12) at the North Park Theatre. (more...)

Paper Mill Releases Final Block of Tickets for A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) released a block of great seats today for the final two weeks of the holiday hit, A Christmas Story: The Musical. The musical will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey theater and has best availability from December 23, 2015 thru January 3, 2016. Based on the popular 1983 film, A Christmas Story: The Musical has a book by Joseph Robinette with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.  A Christmas Story: The Musical will be directed by Brandon Ivie and choreographed by Mara Newbery Greer. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

DOGFIGHT, ROMANCE/ROMANCE and More Set for Broward Center's 2015-16 Abdo New River Room Theater Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Star-crossed love in the shadow of the Vietnam war, drag performers fighting for love and the spotlight, couples playing mating games by rules from two different centuries, the golden age of radio brought back to glorious life and a fun and fabulous interactive same-sex wedding are the diverse and engaging topics for the shows in the 2015-16 Abdo New River Room Theater Series at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Gary Fannin, Alexander Huetson & More to Star in SAVAGE at the Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The creators behind stylish new drama and love story Savage, which uncovers the tragic tale of a Nazi doctor and his ill-conceived "cure" for homosexuality, have announced the cast for the West End premiere production at the Arts Theatre. (more...)

Gallery Players to Open THE FARNSWORTH INVENTION, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Gallery Players' latest play takes big ideas and historical events -- who invented television and how -- and turns them into a very intimate look at two men and their race to make the impossible possible. From the mind of Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing, The Farnsworth Invention is equal parts character study, history lesson (albeit not 100% historically accurate), and moving drama. Premiering May 2 at 8 pm in the Roth/Resler Theater of the JCC, the play tells the story of the invention of television from the perspective of its inventor, Philo T. Farnsworth, and his rival, RCA president and early radio pioneer, David Sarnoff. (more...)

David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive First Look at Liz Shivener, Gregg Goodbrod and More in New Immersive GHOST THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The 'nationally regarded' Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, 'Unchained Melody,' 'Here Right Now,'  'Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life,' and more!   BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look below! (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Re-Invented GHOST: THE MUSICAL, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

 The "nationally regarded" Fulton Theatre and Maine State Music Theatre present the exclusive premiere of the new chamber version of Ghost: The Musical through May 14 (Performances at Maine State Music Theatre are June 8 - June 25, 2016). The romantic and heart-wrenching story will feature a cast of 10, focusing on the central characters of the original story, with a 6 piece orchestra. New acoustic versions of the songs from the original Broadway production will include, "Unchained Melody," "Here Right Now,"  "Suspend My Disbelief - I Had a Life," and more! (more...)

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