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Academy Theatre (New York, NY)
223 W. 42nd St.

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Based on the unproduced musical The Little Thing


Composer Jimmy Horan Presents I CAN SING! To Benefit the NYC Gay Men's Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

'I Can Sing!' is an evening of original music by Jimmy Horan with special guests Corinna Sowers Adler and Stearns Matthews as well as members of the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.  All proceeds from this performance will go directly to the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.  The evening is produced in part by NiCori Studios & Productions. (more...)

SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE: The Rest and Best of Them Take a Crack at a HELLO, DOLLY! Classic
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 21, 2017

Dolly Gallagher Levi is back and she'll never go away again! The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle, Hello, Dolly! opened just last night at Broadway's Shubert Theatre, starring the one and only Bette Midler. (more...)

Joao Bosco, Rolando Morales-Matos and More Set for 1st Week of May at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 1-May 7, featuring João Bosco, Rolando Morales-Matos and his Jazz' Y Mambo Band, Arianna Neikrug, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 to Go from Peter Pan to Pinball Wizards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

From "Peter Pan" to 'Pinball Wizards,' the Wirtz Center's SummerStage 2017 season at Northwestern University offers something for everyone. (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF to Get Godly in the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Rick Riordan, featuring live music, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical is an action-packed theatrical adventure that will rock your world. And now it's set to rock your earbuds! The Off-Broadway show, currently playing through May 6, 2017 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street), just announced it will be heading to the studio with Broadway Records for an Original Cast Recording. (more...)

YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN to Play the Secret Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Charles Schulz's treasured comic comes to life in the classic musical, 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.' Following our sold out run of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Secret Theatre Musicals is delighted to bring another fantastic show from the Peanuts canon to the Secret Theatre! The production will run May 3-8, 2017 (3,4,5,6,7,8 @ 7pm Matinees 6 & 7 @ 3pm). (more...)

Portland Stage Announces 28th Annual Little Festival of the Unexpected
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Portland Stage mounts the annual Little Festival of the Unexpected with new play workshops from May 10 through May 13, 2017. Little Festival is a week-long event dedicated to public readings of new American plays. Three playwrights are in residence at Portland Stage throughout the week developing their scripts with input from actors, directors, dramaturgs, and audience members. (more...)

Photo Flash: Casa Manana Heads Under the Sea with THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Casa Mañana Theatre and Regions present Disney's The Little Mermaid, as part of the 2016-2017 Children's Theatre season. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Steven Brinberg is SIMPLY BARBRA at Rockwell Stage and Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in LA in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Tuesday, June 13th at 8:00 pm at Rockwell Stage and Show, 1714 N. Vermont Avenue, LA 90027, in the heart of Los Feliz Village. (more...)

GLASS MENAGERIE's Madison Ferris Featured in People's 'World's Most Beautiful' Issue
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

This year's World's Most Beautiful issue of People features Broadway star Madison Ferris. She is honored for making history at 25 as the first wheelchair user to score a leading role on Broadway. (more...)

The Growing Stage Presents Final Main Stage Show of the Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Growing Stage, The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong completes its 35th Anniversary Main Stage season with Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT.  The show runs May 5th through May 21st with performances Fridayevenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM. Based on the book by Dr. Seuss and originally produced by the National Theatre of Great Britain, Dr. Seuss's THE CAT IN THE HAT was adapted and originally directed by Katie Mitchell. (more...)

Photo Flash: L.A. Premiere of UNCANNY VALLEY Explores AI at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

What does it mean to be human? How far will we go to live forever? The Los Angeles premiere of Uncanny Valley, a new play about artificial intelligence written by Thomas Gibbons, directed by caryn desai [sic], and starring Susan Denaker and Jacob Sidney, opens April 21 at International City Theatre. Two low-priced previews take place on April 19 and April 20. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Present the Third and Final Show in its 2016-2017 Season! CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Celebration Theatre presents under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the third and final show in its 2016-2017 season, CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff  (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Anthony Zediker and directed by Michael Matthews.  CABARET will begin previews on Friday, May 26 at 8pm; will open on Friday, June 2 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, July 2 at Celebration Theatre @ the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

CABARET to Open Arden Theatre Company's 2017-18 Lineup; Children's Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Arden Theatre Company announced today that the musical CABARET will open their 30th Anniversary Season and the 2017/18 20th Anniversary Arden Children's Theatre Season. (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 19th, 2017 - Drama League Noms, THE LITTLE FOXES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 19, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: This year's Drama League Award nominees are being announced today, while THE LITTLE FOXES officially bows at MTC! (more...)

CABARET Joins Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce Kander and Ebb's 12-time Tony Award-winning musical, 'Cabaret' as part of its 20th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatre Wesleyan's Immersive, 360-Degree URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Theatre Wesleyan will present the 63rd annual musical and winner of three Tony Awards: URINETOWN - The Musical for one weekend only beginning April 20. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FUN HOME's Kate Shindle Chats Equity, Trump, & Life on the Road
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 18, 2017

AEA President Kate Shindle is currently starring in the national tour of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, FUN HOME. She took a moment from her cross-country drive to chat with BroadwayWorld. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker and More to Take the Stage at Symphony Space's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Symphony Space, the performing arts center known for its original music, film, dance, and literary programs, will honor Theodore S. Chapin and Lenore & Robert Davis at the 2017 Spring Gala at Capitale on Monday, April 24, 2017. (more...)

Meet the Cast of Broadway's INDECENT- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Indecent opens tonight, April 18 at the Cort Theatre. Meet the cast before their opening bows! (more...)

Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF to Celebrate Rick Riordan's New Novel with Pop-Up Shop 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Off-Broadway's hit show, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical and NYC's Books of Wonder (booksofwonder.com) will celebrate the release of Rick Riordan's newest book by creating a Book of Wonder pop-up shop at the Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street). (more...)

VIDEO: 'GLASS MENAGERIE' Sally Field Reveals Which Role She Regrets Turning Down
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, Andy Cohen asked guest Sally Field to put on special 'impaired field of vision' glasses and dish on a some blind-item bad celebrity behavior! (more...)

Theatre Wesleyan to Stage Immersive, 360-Degree URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Theatre Wesleyan will present the 63rd annual musical and winner of three Tony Awards: URINETOWN - The Musical for one weekend only beginning April 20. (more...)

The Apache Software Foundation Recognizes Apache Innovations Integral to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Panama Papers Investigation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

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LOBBY HERO to Make Houston Premiere at 4th Wall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Join 4th Wall Theatre for the Houston premiere of Lobby Hero, written by acclaimed playwright and Manchester by the Sea's Academy Award-winning director/screenwriter, Kenneth Lonergan.  (more...)

BWW Dance Interview: Paul Boos
by Barnett Serchuk - Apr 17, 2017

Born in Sioux Falls, SD, Mr. Boos relocated himself to NY at 15 to study dance on full scholarship at the Harkness House. Following this, he studied on scholarship at the American Ballet Theater School, and finally the School of American Ballet. It was at SAB, while working extensively with both George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins, that Mr. Boos developed an intimate understanding of the connection between music and movement. (more...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

They're Off to Arendelle! Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 17th, 2017 - GROUNDHOG DAY Starts the Clock and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Despite Andy Karl's weekend injury, GROUNDHOG DAY officially starts the clock on Broadway tonight! (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Provides A Beautiful Pause To Reconnect With The Meaning Of Easter With Bach's Reflective ST MATTHEW PASSION
by Jade Kops - Apr 16, 2017

Presented by Sydney Philharmona Choirs, Johann Sebastian Bach's ST MATTHEW PASSION is a perfect escape from the chaos of commercialism to reconnect with the real reason for the Easter holiday. (more...)

BWW Review: Genuine Voices and Situations in Portland Stage's STRING AROUND MY FINGER
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Apr 16, 2017

Portland Stage's latest production is an engaging staging of Brenda Withers' new play, String Around My Finger, which had won the 2015 Clauder Competition and then been developed through the theatre's Little Festival of the Unexpected. The four-character play, set entirely in a hospital where a young couple finds themselves coping with the miscarriage of their child, resonates with a genuineness of dialogue, character and situation. (more...)

Wilde's Banned Biblical Play SALOME Opens 2017 Season for Provincetown Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2017

Oscar Wilde's wildly controversial "Salome" will be presented May 4 to May 20 at The Provincetown Theater. Written in 1891, the play was quickly condemned as a blasphemous take on The Old Testament tale of Salome, and banned in England for the next forty years. The play is full of religious mysticism, prophecy and superstition. Its characters mull over ideas about religious belief, morality, the ruling class, and especially human lust and sexual desire. Wilde's lyrical text mates image-rich cadences and repetitions with the narcissistic, violent and sexually-charged appetites of the play's central characters. (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway's Belle Susan Egan Sings BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie Songs at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below just released a brand-new Princess Party video starring Susan Egan and featuring Laura Osnes, Christy Altomare, Adrienne Warren, Courtney Reed and more! (more...)

THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES to Razzle Dazzle at Pioneer Theatre Company; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Will Rogers Follies: A Life in Revue, running May 5 - 20, 2017. The musical was the toast of Broadway when it premiered in 1991, winning the 1991 Tony Award for best musical. (more...)

Birdland Announces May 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights of SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at the Riverside Center
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2017

The Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to present the disco musical, Saturday Night Fever starring Michael Notardonato as Tony Manero. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, performances begin on Wednesday March 15th and run until Sunday May 7th. (more...)

FRIDAY 5 (+1) on Thursday: CRAZY ALL THESE YEARS' Adcock, McCain, Richmond & Whitmore
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 13, 2017

Opening tonight at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater is multi-hyphenate Jeff Swafford's (he's a playwright-producer-filmmaker-director, among other things) play Crazy All These Years, which stars a cast of Nashville's best-known actors, including Jennifer Richmond, Michael Adock, Cinda McCain and Daniel Hackman. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Langan on Operatic Idols and Vocal Longevity
by Erica Miner - Apr 13, 2017

Langan has performed with such opera luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Marilyn Horne (more...)

PRESENT LAUGHTER's Kate Burton Joins Faculty at USC School of Dramatic Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Three-time Emmy and Tony Award nominee Kate Burton will be joining the faculty of the USC School of Dramatic Arts as professor and master artist, beginning in fall 2017. Burton, who is currently starring with Kevin Kline in the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's backstage comedy, Present Laughter, is recognized as one of the industry's most versatile actresses. (more...)

Sally Olson's Carpenters Tribute Concert Set for The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Acclaimed Karen Carpenter sound-alike and look-alike Sally Olson will appear in concert on Saturday, April 29 at 9:30 pm at the famed Triad Theatre on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The show will include signature covers and hits by the Carpenters, such as 'We've Only Just Begun,' '(They Long To Be) Close To You,' 'Rainy Days and Mondays,' 'Superstar,' and more. (more...)

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Stage Adaptation of JANE EYRE on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Sally Cookson's energetic and imaginative new adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece - Jane Eyre - has just begun a major, 21-city tour of the UK, culminating in a return to the NT's Lyttelton Theatre from 26 September to 21 October 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Scoop: WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo 4/16 - 4/20 on CBS - Wednesday, April 12, 2017
by - Apr 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE! on Bravo 4/16 - 4/20, airing on CBS on Wednesday, April 12, 2017! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Wilson Plays The Palm Beach Home Of The American Songbook
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 12, 2017

The Royal Room in The Colony Hotel is known as The Palm Beach Home of The American Songbook.  Last night, probably two gentlemen who are associated with preserving America's musical heritage, Michael Feinstein and Legend Radio's Dick Robinson happened to be in the house for the opening night of a elegant lady who is an exceptional performer of our countries great music....Mary Wilson.  (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre's 2017-2018 Season celebrates the theatre's 40^th Anniversary with a mix of world and regional premieres, fan favorites and stories that reflect Houston's vibrant, diverse community. The season features 3 world and 4 regional premieres, collaborations with New York's One Year Lease Theater Company and Houston's Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Stages' inaugural Latina/o Theatre Festival, the 10^th anniversary of Stages' hallmark Panto holiday program for children and families, and a return to Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkeley Playhouse presents URINETOWN, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Don't let the title fool you, in the hysterically clean Urinetown, The Musical, Les Miz, Fiddler on the Roof, and even West Side Story gets spoofed in this Tony Award winning, socially aware comedy that takes on corporate greed and environmental responsibility while spoofing some of Broadway's biggest hits. (more...)

20th Century Civil Rights Icon to Take the Stage in THURGOOD at The Human Race Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

This spring, The Human Race Theatre Company (HRTC) celebrates one of the 20th century's best-known jurists and civil rights icons when it presents George Stevens, Jr.'s Thurgood as the first full-length theatrical production in the 54-seat performance space at its Caryl D. Philips Creativity Center.  (more...)

The Actors Fund to Fete Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Hal Prince and More at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, BLITHE SPIRIT, KISS ME KATE & More Set for Annapolis Shakespeare Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Annapolis Shakespeare Company's Founding Artistic Director Sally Boyett announced the Company's 2017-18 season! (more...)

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