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Second Stage Theatre (New York, NY)
307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)

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Based on the play Front Porch in Flatbush by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein

Sondheim. Signature’s Signature. Stephen Sondheim’s hidden gem Saturday Night (1953) is a Signature special concert event that will play for four performances only. Unproduced for almost 45 years, Saturday Night is the first musical Mr. Sondheim ever wrote. This romantic comedy surges with the composer’s unique musical voice and sophisticated lyrics. On the eve of the 1929 stock market crash, a group of Brooklyn boys despair their dateless Saturday nights. One of them dreams of Manhattan society life and hatches a get rich quick scheme which ultimately backfires. Features gems such as “Saturday Night,” “So Many People” and “What More Do I Need?”

VIDEO: Fall Out Boy Perform 'Champion' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, musical guest Fall Out Boy performed a special version of 'Champion' off their forthcoming seventh studio album 'Mania', due out later this fall. (more...)

Scoop: THE VIEW - 7/31 - 8/4 on ABC
by TV Scoop - Jul 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE VIEW - 7/31 - 8/4, airing on ABC (more...)

Erika Henningsen, Taylor Louderman, Ashley Park and Kate Rockwell to Play 'The Plastics' in Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Producers Lorne Michaels and Stuart Thompson have announced casting for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond; and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin. Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw directs and choreographs. (more...)

Brooke Shields Among Second Stage Theater's New Trustees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced new Board of Trustees members Elin Nierenberg, Tamara Harris Robinson, Ira Schreck, Brooke Shields, Susan Wasserstein and Kara Young. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Jul 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 7/27 - 8/3, airing on NBC (more...)

ESPN's College Football Studio Coverage to Feature New Personalities, Fresh Insight
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

College football fans will be entertained and informed by new personalities across ESPN's studio coverage on Saturdays this fall as the company revamps the ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 pregame, halftime and postgame commentator lineup to include former first-team All-American Booger McFarland, SEC Champion quarterback Jesse Palmer and AP College Football Coach of the Year Chip Kelly as analysts. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Jul 26, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 7/26 - 8/2, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Flash: California Teen Finn Sagal Named National Songbook Youth Ambassador
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

A lanky 17-year-old from southern California will soon be singing at some of the nation's most prestigious venues after claiming the title of Songbook Youth Ambassador at Saturday's Songbook Academy Finals at the Center for the Performing Arts. Scroll down for photos from the announcement! (more...)

Lynn Sadofsky Joins Food Network, Cooking Channel & Travel Channel Programming Teams
by TV News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Lynn Sadofsky has joined the New York office of Scripps Networks Interactive as a vice president, programming and development for Food Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel. (more...)

CILLA THE MUSICAL To Step Inside Chester's Storyhouse in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Cilla - The Musical is a spectacular and heart-warming musical adaptation of the critically acclaimed ITV mini-series based on the early life of Cilla Black, by BAFTA award winner Jeff Pope (The Moorside, Philomena, From The Cradle To The Grave, Mrs Biggs). (more...)

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER at Noel S. Ruiz Theatre
by Jaime Zahl - Jul 25, 2017

While disco may be dead, its spirit is alive and well at the Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center in Oakdale through August 19. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Jul 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 7/25 - 8/1, airing on NBC (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale Today for Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Single tickets for Second Stage Theater's production of Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG, directed by Moises Kaufman, will go on sale to the general public today, Tuesday, July 25 at 1:00pm at or by calling the Second Stage Box Office at (212) 246-4422. (more...)

VIDEO: Amine Performs 'Wedding Crashers' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, musical guest Aminé performed 'Wedding Crashers' with special guest Offset. Aminé releases his debut album 'Good For You' this Friday. (more...)

VIDEO: Spicer's Out, Scaramucci's In: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, Seth Meyers took a closer look at President Trump's most recent attacks on the Russia investigation, his secret health care bill and his communications staff shake-up (more...)

Songwriter/Musician Jean Caffeine Unveils Video for 'All Girl Band'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

From drumming to all girl bands to honky tonking, singer/songwriter/musician Jean Caffeine has lived nine fascinating lives. (more...)

John Mulaney Sells Out Fringe Show at Kodak Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival (Thursday, September 14 - Saturday, September 23) announces that its comedy headliner, John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous, at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre on Friday, September 22 at 7 p.m. has completely sold out. (more...)

Festival Watch: A Weekend at Latitude 2017
by Rona Kelly - Jul 25, 2017

Forget your troubles and venture into the woods. Now in its twelfth year, Latitude Festival 2017 is a magical, musical and (surprisingly) not too muddy weekend. (more...)

Erasing the Distance presents SPARKFEST 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Erasing the Distance is proud to announce SPARKfest 2017. The inaugural festival includes three world premieres; Walk A Mile, Breathe With Me, and The Lies We Tell. The performances address mental health issues like addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and conditions related to aging.  (more...)

The Getty Museum & Court Theatre present Euripides' IPHIGENIA IN AULIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

This September, the Getty Museum and Chicago-based Court Theatre present Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis, the twelfth annual outdoor theatrical production in the Barbara and Lawrence Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa. Directed by Charles Newell, artistic director of Court Theatre, and translated by Nicholas Rudall, founding artistic director of Court Theatre, Iphigenia in Aulis was first presented in 2014 at Court Theatre in Chicago and will be reimagined for the Getty's production. (more...)

Drew Michael and Nikki Glaser to Headline Comedy Works This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Drew Michael and Nikki Glaser will headline Comedy Works this weekend. Scroll down for details! (more...)

National Theatre's RIVER STAGE Kicks Off This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Five free weekends of the best and brightest entertainment from the UK's leading arts and culture organisations once again arrives on London's South Bank this summer; The Glory, HOME, Manchester, WOMAD, Rambert and the National Theatre each 'take over' the River Stage for a weekend throughout July and August. (more...)

Josh Young, Kirsten Scott, Jamie Laverdiere, Darnell Abraham and More to Lead RAGTIME at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse has created an all new production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime, on stage from August 2 to August 26. This sweeping musical is complete with a cast and creative team of Broadway veterans including Kirsten Scott, Jamie LaVerdiere, Darnell Abraham, Lindsay Roberts, Tony-Award nominee Josh Young, Director Seth Sklar-Heyn and Set and Projection Designer Tim Mackabee. The Ogunquit production will also feature the original Tony-nominated costumes by Santo Loquasto. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, July 25, 2017
by - Jul 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, July 25, 2017! (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at the Provincetown Inn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Jul 24, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 7/24 - 7/31, airing on NBC (more...)

Photo Flash: The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Closes Out 40th Season with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

The Bee Gees celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 'Saturday Night Fever'. Now what sets The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre's reasoning to do the show apart from everyone else, is that this just so happens to be the last show of their 40th Season. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ORIGINALIST at Arena Stage – Back by Popular Demand and Thank Goodness
by Charles Shubow - Jul 21, 2017

How else can one describe actor Edward Gero's incredible performance as the late Supreme Court Justice Antonia Scalia other than a 'tour de force' in the acclaimed play by John Strand and directed perfectly by Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith. (more...)

VIDEO: X Ambassadors Perform 'Ahead of Myself' on LATE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guests X Ambassadors debuted the brand new song 'Ahead of Myself' from their highly anticipated album sophomore album. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Buck Creek Players' 2017 Play-A-Part Fundraiser PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Buck Creek Players will open their 45th season of quality theater with the 2017 Play-A-Part Fundraiser, PETER PAN. Check out Jessica Bartley and Daniel Klingler in brand new photos below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 7/21 - NEWSIES, MAMMA MIA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Newsies, Mamma Mia, and More! (more...)

Taylor Swift Super Saturday Night Concert Airs Tonight via DirecTV
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Tune-in to AT&T* AUDIENCE Network and 4K Ultra HD Channel 104 to check out 'Taylor Swift Super Saturday Night Concert.' The intimate, once-in-a-lifetime concert will air Friday, July 21 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT via DIRECTV (more...)

Melissa McCarthy Out of A Job as Sean Spicer Resigns as Press Secretary
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Deadline reports that President Trump's Press Secretary has resigned from his post this morning, revealing that he was strongly opposed to the President's pick for Communications Director - Anthony Scaramucci.  (more...)

Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! Reunion and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, the cast of CATS, the New Writers at 54! series, and a HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! reunion concert. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: Arizona Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Humble paint store clerk by day, stallion dance king by night, Tony Manero lives for Saturday night at the disco! Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon starring John Travolta, this mega-musical explodes with breathtaking and dazzling choreography and songs from the chart-topping soundtrack including "If I Can't Have You" and "Disco Inferno." Catch the fever all over again! (more...)

VIDEO: SNL Says Goodbye to Spicey with Melissa McCarthy's Best Moments
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2017

Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, resigned from his post this morning, revealing that he was strongly opposed to the President's pick for Communications Director - Anthony Scaramucci. (more...)

Sean Spicer Weighs In On Melissa McCarthy's 'Spicey' Impersonation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, resigned from his post this morning, revealing that he was strongly opposed to the President's pick for Communications Director - Anthony Scaramucci. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Worst Pies in London Come to Chatham in SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The Mac-Haydn Theatre (MHT), continues its 2017 season with the Stephen Sondheim Tony Award winning musical thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. This will be the third MHT premiere of the season. (more...)

BWW Previews: Cabaret Sensation KATHY 'BABE' ROBINSON Plays NEW HOPE! at The Rrazz Room
by DT Gramkee - Jul 20, 2017


National Urban League Conference will Feature SLSO In Unison Chorus Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

The 2017 National Urban League Conference in St. Louis will feature a performance by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra IN Unison Chorus. Led by IN Unison Chorus Director Kevin McBeth, members of the chorus will deliver a powerful performance as a part of the State of the Urban League Address event. (more...)

Friday 5 (+1) on Thursday: Seidl and Kummer's ACROSS THE LINES
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 20, 2017

Opening tonight in Gallatin is Scott Seidl and Stephen Kummer's Civil War musical Across the Lines, running through Saturday Night at CenterStage, 250 Hancock Street. The new musical, based on a true story drawn from the letters of Captain Robert A. Ragan and his memoir Escape From East Tennessee to the Federal Lines, continues its development with the three performances which feature a cast of local artists who bring the various characters in the story to life. (more...)

Sylvia Celebrates 35th Anniversary of No. 1 Hit 'Nobody' With Appearances at the Grand Ole Opry and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2017

This year marks the 35th anniversary of Sylvia's No. 1 smash crossover hit “Nobody,” which dominated the country music charts, leading the acclaimed singer to win the ACM award for “Female Vocalist of the Year.” The chart-topping vocalist shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon, as she returns to the legendary Grand Ole Opry this Saturday for another uplifting performance. (more...)

New Groundbreaking A&E Series LIVE PD Delivers Ratings High & 2.1 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

A&E Network's hit original documentary series LIVE PD reached a new ratings high on Saturday, July 15, with 2.1 million total viewers and just over 1.0 million viewers in the key Adults 25-54 demo and 871,000 with Adults 18-49 (more...)

by TV Scoop - Jul 19, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 7/19 - 7/26, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Is Exceptionally Entertaining, Bursting With Raw Energy!
by Robert Encila - Jul 18, 2017

Disney's Newsies is a Tony Award-winning musical derived from the motion picture of the same title. Produced for the first time in Manila, it has commanded the day's headlines and kept a viewing public abuzz with excitement. We can assume Disney's ubiquitous brand had preceded its product, given the film's relative failure to draw critical and commercial acclaim in the early '90s. Considering its cult following after the release of the home video, it makes sense to bring musical theater back to its logical milieu where live performance of a Broadway musical is unparalleled. This production has been every bit as advertised: it's electric, witty, and poignant. (more...)

Matthew Morrison Withdraws from SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Due to a professional scheduling conflict, Matthew Morrison has withdrawn from the previously announced performance of Sondheim on Sondheim on Sunday, July 23, at 7.30 pm at the Hollywood Bowl. (more...)

Jennifer Holliday Replaces Ben Vereen in Bay Street Theater's 'Music Mondays' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced that Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls, The Color Purple, Chicago) has just been added to the cabaret series, Music Mondays. (more...)

BWW Review: IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS Has the Potential to Be the Battle Cry it Sets Out to Be
by David Fick - Jul 18, 2017

Imagine a late-night German television programme like MANN, SIEBER! filtered through the pop culture aesthetic of an American variety show like Saturday Night LIVE, and you might know what to expect from IN WHOREFISH BLOOMERS: THE WAITRESSES' LAMENT, which is more a 'kabarett' than what South African audiences have come to call cabaret. (more...)

St. Louis Symphony Heart Quartet Performs for Immigrants
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

The SymphonyCares Heart Quartet plays music with a healthy message around the St. Louis region. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Comes to the Ivoryton Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Put on your 'Boogie Shoes' for Saturday Night Fever, one of the most loved dance stories of all time is opening up at the Ivoryton Playhouse on August 9th! The year is 1979 and in Brooklyn, New York, Tony Manero, a young man with a dead-end job and an extraordinary ability to dance, has only one ambition in life - to become the disco king. When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brooklyn, they decide to train together for a dance competition and their lives begin to change forever. Based on the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, the electrifying score is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics: 'Stayin' Alive,' 'Night Fever,' 'Jive Talking,' 'You Should Be Dancing' and 'How Deep is Your Love?' (more...)

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