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Set in a depression soup kitchen in New York City, Romance in Hard Times tells the story of Hennie, who has recently learned she is pregnant; Harvey, her husband who refuses to speak because he cannot provide for his wife; and Boris, a determined loser who loves Hennie. Through a series of disappointments and tragedies (though told with lots of humor included), Hennie decides that the world is not an acceptable place to bring her baby into, and therefore, holds her baby back, for many months past the normal term. With other characters such as Zoe, Polly, the Handcuffed Sisters, Gus, The Kid, and even Eleanor Roosevelt helping out, Hennie tries to find something that will make everything right again, so she can bring her baby into the world.

Will Swenson to Replace Will Chase in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at Second StageWill Swenson to Replace Will Chase in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

Tony Award nominee WILL SWENSON (Priscilla: Queen of the Desert; Hair) will play the role of Richard Hoover in the upcoming off-Broadway musical comedy, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, with book and direction by Tony Award-Winner JAMES LAPINE and music and lyrics by Tony Award Winner WILLIAM FINN. Mr. Swenson replaces the previously announced Will Chase. (more...)

Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Begins Previews TonightBilly Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz (Fela!, Mothers and Sons), presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller (Mothers and Sons, Next Fall, Adrift in Macao). While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, tonight, September 24, through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 5PM. (more...)

UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that the world premiere of While I Yet Live will begin performances on Wednesday, September 24 at 7PM. Producers have decided to delay the start of previews due to technical issues. (more...)

Signature Theatre Welcomes Joe Calarco as New Resident Director/Director of New WorksSignature Theatre Welcomes Joe Calarco as New Resident Director/Director of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Virginia's Signature Theatre has appointed Joe Calarco to the new position of Resident Director/Director of New Works. In this position, Calarco will continue to strengthen Signature's commitment to new work by shepherding the development of new musicals and plays and actively seeking the work of original and diverse voices. Calarco will also direct 1-2 shows per season and will continue his work with Signature in The Schools, Signature's flagship education program. (more...)

VIDEO: Backstage Pass - Rory O'Malley, Hannah Nordberg in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINEVIDEO: Backstage Pass - Rory O'Malley, Hannah Nordberg in LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE's Hannah Nordberg (Olive Hoover) and Tony nominee Rory O'Malley appear in this new Backstage Pass video for the new musical based on the film of the same name written by Michael Arndt. Check out the behind-the-scenes look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage Pass to LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE- Episode 2STAGE TUBE: Backstage Pass to LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE- Episode 2
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2013

In the video below, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE's Hannah Nordberg, Tony nominee Will Swenson and more give you an inside look at the show's journey to the stage. Check out the behind the scenes video below! (more...)

Tony Winner Lillias White to Star in GROWN & SEXY Part 1 at Stage 72 Next MonthTony Winner Lillias White to Star in GROWN & SEXY Part 1 at Stage 72 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

On Monday, November 10th at 9:30pm, Tony Winner, Lillias White returns to The Triad at Stage 72 in GROWN & SEXY part 1. This intimate, unplugged 'Just A Piano' Concert will feature MICHAEL O. MITCHELL (Motown the Musical) on piano and as Musical Director. (more...)

Brown Paper Box Co. to Present A NEW BRAIN, 2/21-3/9Brown Paper Box Co. to Present A NEW BRAIN, 2/21-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

The Brown Paper Box Co. is excited to announce their upcoming production, A NEW BRAIN, with music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Finn and James Lapine. The show will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:00 PM from February 21-March 9 at the Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). Audition information and more will be posted at www.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with a magical, fresh new take on a beloved classic - The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O'Donnell. Directed by the award-winning Joe Calarco, The Nutcracker makes its area premiere at Round House Theatre from November 26 thru December 28, 2014. Opening night is Monday, December 1, 2014. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Extends LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Through 12/15Second Stage Theatre Extends LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Through 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre will extend its production of James Lapine and William Finn's new musical comedy, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, by one week, now playing through Sunday, December 15. The musical has broken box office records for Second Stage Theatre, earning the highest pre-opening advance in the company's 35-year history. (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

THE NUTCRACKER Musical Plays the Round House Theatre, Now thru 12/28THE NUTCRACKER Musical Plays the Round House Theatre, Now thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with a magical, fresh new take on a beloved classic - The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O'Donnell. Directed by the award-winning Joe Calarco, The Nutcracker makes its area premiere at Round House Theatre from tonight, November 26 thru December 28, 2014. (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart & More to Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE; Runs 6/11-7/12Elizabeth Stanley, Paul Anthony Stewart & More to Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE; Runs 6/11-7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced casting for the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

John Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar and More Join Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and Montego Glover in Caramoor's SHE LOVES MEJohn Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar and More Join Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and Montego Glover in Caramoor's SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

On Saturday, June 22 at 8:30pm and Sunday, June 23 at 4pm, Caramoor kicks off the 68th Summer Festival with its first ever Broadway production, She Loves Me. Joining the cast will be John Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar, Etai BenShlomo and Jonathan Freeman. Michele Lynch will choreograph. (more...)

Official: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE to Open at Second Stage in November 2013Official: LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE to Open at Second Stage in November 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that the new musical comedy, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE, with book and direction by James Lapine and music and lyrics by William Finn, will kick off the theatre's 35th anniversary season this fall. James Lapine and William Finn return to Second Stage Theatre where they most recently collaborated on The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Previews for LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE begin October 15, 2013 with an official opening in mid- November. Casting, full creative team, and opening night date will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Santino Fontana, Judy Kaye & More in SONG OF NORWAY ConcertPhoto Coverage: Santino Fontana, Judy Kaye & More in SONG OF NORWAY Concert
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 1, 2013

The Collegiate Chorale just presented Song of Norway by Robert Wright and George Forrest last night, April 30 at Carnegie Hall. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)

Will Chase, Stephanie J. Block to Star in Second Stage's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE This FallWill Chase, Stephanie J. Block to Star in Second Stage's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE This Fall
by Movies News Desk - Jun 6, 2013

The New York Times Arts Blog reports that Stephanie J. Block and Will Chase will star in the Second Stage Theater's upcoming production of the new musical LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. The actors recently received Tony nominations for their co-starring roles in Broadway's 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood.' (more...)

John Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar and More Join Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and Montego Glover in Caramoor's SHE LOVES ME, Beg. TonightJohn Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar and More Join Alexandra Silber, Santino Fontana and Montego Glover in Caramoor's SHE LOVES ME, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

Tonight, June 22 at 8:30pm and Sunday, June 23 at 4pm, Caramoor kicks off the 68th Summer Festival with its first ever Broadway production, She Loves Me. Joining the cast will be John Cullum, Ryan Silverman, Brad Oscar, Etai BenShlomo and Jonathan Freeman. Michele Lynch will choreograph. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire RegionSummer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Berkshire Region
by Larry Murray - Jun 2, 2014

No rural area has as many summer stages as the Berkshires of Massachusetts whose offerings overflow its borders. (more...)

Elizabeth Stanley and Paul Anthony Stewart Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE, Beginning TonightElizabeth Stanley and Paul Anthony Stewart Star in Barrington Stage's KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presents the company's 20th Anniversary Season opener - Kiss Me, Kate, to be presented today, June 11 through July 12 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman to Star in 'FORUM' at Bay Street Theatre, 8/6-9/1Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman to Star in 'FORUM' at Bay Street Theatre, 8/6-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Rory O'Malley, Wesley Taylor, Josh Lamon & More Set for Second Stage's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINERory O'Malley, Wesley Taylor, Josh Lamon & More Set for Second Stage's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced additional cast members for its upcoming new musical comedy, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. JOSH LAMON (Hair, Elf), Tony Award-Nominee RORY O'MALLEY (The Book of Mormon, 2ST's current Nobody Loves You), DAVID RASCHE (2ST's Warrior Class), LOGAN ROWLAND (The Addams Family), JENNIFER SANCHEZ (West Side Story), and WESLEY TAYLOR ('Smash,' Rock of Ages) will join previously announced cast members STEPHANIE J. BLOCK, WILL CHASE, and nine-year old HANNAH ROSE NORDBERG in the new musical comedy, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. With book and direction by Tony Award-Winner JAMES LAPINE and music and lyrics by Tony Award-Winner WILLIAM FINN, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE kicks off Second Stage Theatre's 35th anniversary season on October 15 and will officially open in mid-November. (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, Now thru 7/25New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, Now thru 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts today, July 18-25, 2014. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Finds its LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE; Hannah Rose Nordberg Cast as 'Olive'Second Stage Theatre Finds its LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE; Hannah Rose Nordberg Cast as 'Olive'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has found its LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE. Nine-year old HANNAH ROSE NORDBERG will play Olive Hoover, who aspires to the coveted title of 'Little Miss Sunshine,' in this new musical comedy from Tony Award winners JAMES LAPINE (book/direction) and WILLIAM FINN (music and lyrics). (more...)

Jennifer Ferrin, Carlo Alban and More to Star in The Old Globe's BETHANY; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Jennifer Ferrin, Carlo Alban and More to Star in The Old Globe's BETHANY; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Laura Marks's powerful new play Bethany. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Bethany will run Jan. 25 - Feb. 23, 2014 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run Jan. 25 - Jan. 29. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tonight, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) begins previews tomorrow night Thursday, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, January 30 (8 p.m.); Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 1 (7 p.m.). Porter will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed album, "Billy's Back on Broadway," as well some of his other favorites! (more...)

KISS ME KATE, BREAKING THE CODE & More Set for Barrington Stage's 20th Anniversary SeasonKISS ME KATE, BREAKING THE CODE & More Set for Barrington Stage's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theater's 20th Anniversary 2014 season of musicals and plays that will take place in downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues in 2014. (more...)

Jennifer Ferrin, Carlo Alban and More to Star in The Old Globe's BETHANY; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Jennifer Ferrin, Carlo Alban and More to Star in The Old Globe's BETHANY; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Laura Marks's powerful new play Bethany. Directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, Bethany will run Jan. 25 - Feb. 23, 2014 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run Jan. 25 - Jan. 29. (more...)

Plays by Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives Set for Primary Stages' 30th Anniversary SeasonPlays by Theresa Rebeck, Billy Porter and David Ives Set for Primary Stages' 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Primary Stages (Casey Childs, Founder & Executive Producer; Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Elliot Fox, Managing Director) announces their 30th Anniversary Season (2014-2015). In their upcoming season, the award-winning company will present three new premieres. (more...)

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars NovaHAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) is an innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept and the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with an opening night set for tonight, January 12, 2015 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 SeasonJohn Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. "We're so happy these exciting artists are creating our 2014 season," said Isaacson. "This is a challenging season, one with incredible variety and power. We're fortunate that such extraordinary talents will be creating our 'Muny Magic.'" (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

William Finn's RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED 2 to Play 54 Below, 3/3William Finn's RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED 2 to Play 54 Below, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Musical Theatre Factory presents second round of 'Ridiculously Talented,' hosted by William Finn at 54 Below, Monday, December 16th at 9:30pm. Musical Theatre Factory presents the second edition of 'Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists you Probably Don't Know but Should,' celebrating the work of emerging musical theatre writers mentored by two-time Tony Award winner William Finn. (more...)

THE OTHER JOSH COHEN Opens this Weekend at Paper Mill PlayhouseTHE OTHER JOSH COHEN Opens this Weekend at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continues its 75th Anniversary Season with another new musical The Other Josh Cohen. The Other Josh Cohen features a book, music and lyrics by David Rossmer and Steve Rosen. Ted Sperling (Striking 12, See What I Wanna See) will direct with musical staging by Andrew Palermo. Vadim Feichtner serves as Music Director. The Other Josh Cohen will feature Steve Rosen, David Rossmer, Hannah Elless, Vadim Feichtner, Cathryn Salamone, Ken Triwush and Kate Wetherhead. The Other Josh Cohen will play the Millburn, New Jersey theater from February 19 through March 16. The official press opening night is Sunday, February 23, 2014, at 7:00pm. The Other Josh Cohen is generously supported by individuals of Paper Mill Playhouse's Raise the Curtain campaign celebrating Paper Mill Playhouse's 75th Anniversary. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Randy Graff Talks New 54 Below Show MADE IN BROOKLYN, Plus LES MISERABLES, Broadway Memories & MoreInDepth InterView: Randy Graff Talks New 54 Below Show MADE IN BROOKLYN, Plus LES MISERABLES, Broadway Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 12, 2014

Today we are talking to a legendary leading lady famous for a few of the most iconic roles in some of the most memorable musicals of the 1980s and 1990s as well as a versatile vocalist and concert performer set to make her cabaret debut later this month - the ingratiating and amusing Randy Graff. Looking back at originating the role of Fantine in the original Broadway production of mega-hit mega musical LES MISERABLES and singing the unforgettable 'I Dreamed A Dream' eight times a week (and on the best-selling cast recording) as well as recounting her Tony Award-winning work in the endlessly entertaining Cy Coleman/David Zippel musical comedy CITY OF ANGELS, Graff share stories from behind the scenes and gives us a rare look at theatrical history in the making and her elemental role in both productions. Additionally, Graff opens up about some of her other most fondly remembered work, including her fantastic turn in Ed Kleban's A CLASS ACT, William Finn's FALSETTOS, Cole Porter's HIGH SOCIETY, the stage play and documentary MOON OVER BUFFALO co-starring Carol Burnett, the most recent revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and much more. Most importantly, Graff generously outlines what we can expect from her upcoming solo shows at NYC hotspot 54 Below titled MADE IN BROOKLYN, in what will actually be the stalwart star's solo show premiere. In addition to all of that, Graff also touches upon some of her big screen and small screen work, ranging from LAW & ORDER to RENT, as well as recounts some theatrical tales involving theatre greats such as Stephen Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, John Simon and more. All of that and much, much more awaits in this rich resume recounting retrospective with one of Broadway's best! (more...)

Billy Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars NovaBilly Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) will premiere at Theater 511 at Ars Nova in the New Year. This innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept is the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with preview performances beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, with an opening night set for Monday, January 12, 2015. (more...)

Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko kicks off 2015 with a bang with an exciting lineup of artists, including Tony Award winner Billy Porter; actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy; world-renowned artist Vonda Shepard; Broadway star Constantine Maroulis; and the dynamic cabaret duo Amy and Freddy. Additional artists will be added at a later date. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

Second Stage's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Closes Off-Broadway TodaySecond Stage's LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE Closes Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2013

Currently celebrating its 35th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theatre closes its production of James Lapineand William Finn's new musical comedy, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE today, Sunday, December 15. The musical has broken box office records for Second Stage Theatre, earning the highest pre-opening advance in the company's 35-year history. (more...)

Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman Star in 'FORUM' at Bay Street Theatre, Now thru 9/1Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman Star in 'FORUM' at Bay Street Theatre, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning tonight, August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre's FORUM with Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman Opens TonightBay Street Theatre's FORUM with Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMESPhoto Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 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 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Barrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES Features New Book; Opens TonightBarrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES Features New Book; Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

Barrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES to Feature New Book; Opens This WeekBarrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES to Feature New Book; Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

Neil Berg's 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY Set for Harris Center, 5/5Neil Berg's 101 YEARS OF BROADWAY Set for Harris Center, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Following the fantastic audience response to the last time Neil Berg appeared at Harris Center for the Arts with 100 Years of Broadway in 2011, Mr. Berg returns to Folsom with an all new show celebrating 101 Years of Broadway. This highly anticipated return engagement features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band. (more...)

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