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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?”

ESPN Opens College Football Season with Best Schedule of Any Network
by TV News Desk - May 26, 2017

ESPN opens the 2017 college football season with the best schedule of any network, a five-day slate (Aug. 31- Sept. 4) featuring No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 3 Alabama, the Big Ten's best teams (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces A New Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Come hear the music play! Palm Beach Dramaworks is pleased to announce the launching of its first-ever cabaret series, which will take place in the Perlberg Studio Theatre. The premiere event, which runs from June 9 - June 11, features local favorite Laura Hodos performing her acclaimed show, Julie and Mary and Ethel and Babs!, a program of songs associated with musical theatre legends Julie Andrews, Mary Martin, Ethel Merman, and Barbra Streisand. Selections include numbers from such shows as My Fair Lady, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, Gypsy, and Funny Girl. Hodos will be accompanied by Paul Reekie at the piano. (more...)

Walnut Welcomes LiveUp Philly Participants
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Saturday, May 27, Philadelphia-based actors currently performing in Walnut Street Theatre's production of Saturday Night Fever The Musical, Ben Dibble and Billy D. Hart, will share the joy of song and dance in a one-day theatre workshop with participants of the LiveUp Philly Program. (more...)

Showbiz Legend Bill Kenwright Signs Joe Mcelderry For Brand New Album: SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE MOVIES
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Following his performance on ITV1's Tonight At The Palladium last night, much-loved singer and actor Joe McElderry revealed that he will be releasing a brand new album this summer on Bill Kenwright's record label, BK Records. (more...)

Comedy Central's Annual UP NEXT Stand-Up Showcase Set for This June
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

Comedy Central will present its annual stand-up showcase, Up Next, previously known as Comics To Watch, at Colossal Clusterfest, the brand new comedy and music festival experience created by Comedy Central and Superfly, the brains behind Bonnaroo, and Outside Lands co-producer Another Planet Entertainment. (more...)

Sturgill Simpson to join Guns N' Roses on Select Stadium Tour Dates this August
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Sturgill Simpson will join Guns N' Roses on select stadium tour dates this August including Denver'sMile High Stadium on August 2, Little Rock's AR War Memorial Stadium on August 5 and Miami'sMarlins Stadium on August 8.  (more...)

Photo Flash: IRTE Enters Final Weekend of AVOIDANCE! Improvised Game Show
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Improvisational Repertory Theatre Ensemble invites you to the final weekend of an improvised game show... AVOIDANCE! So how's life?? Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

Video Game Scholar, Patrick Hickey Jr., to Speak at Borough Con This Friday
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Author/Professor Patrick Hickey, Jr. will discuss the industry and his anthology, 'For The Love of Games: Cult and Classic Game Developers Discuss Projects That Influenced And Entertained Millions,' at Borough Con, May 26 at 2:30 p.m. at St. John's University, 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Queens, NY. (more...)

by TV Scoop - May 25, 2017

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 5/25 - 6/1, airing on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Kevin Spacey Talks One-Man Play & Upcoming Tony Gig on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Kevin Spacey talks to Seth about his Arthur Ashe Stadium takeover for his one-man play Clarence Darrow and hosting the Tony Awards on June 11th. (more...)

St. Louis Symphony Announces Senior Management Appointments & Promotions
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Today, St. Louis Symphony President & CEO Marie-Helene Bernard announced key senior management team appointments and promotions. (more...)

VIDEO: Ellie Kemper Recalls HER Most Embarrassing Past Roles on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Ellie Kemper walked Seth through some of her most cringeworthy roles before she was famous, including the Afterschool Special, Jessie's Dad's a Crackhead. (more...)

Raja Feather Kelly's Newest Warhol-Inspired Work Headed to LUMBERYARD Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts will present the feath3r theory in: Another Fucking Warhol Production, or Who's Afraid of Andy Warhol?, a new work from Raja Feather Kelly and his company the feath3r theory, June 22-24 at The Kitchen as part of the second annual LUMBERYARD in the City festival. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast of the Pittsburgh premiere of Off-Broadway sensation, MISS ABIGAIL'S GUIDE TO DATING, MATING, & MARRIAGE, May 11-August 13 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Olivier to Tony? How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His Phil
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2017

Andy Karl may have only just begun his Broadway journey as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, but his road to Punxsutawney was a long one. Below, watch as the 2017 Tony nominee joins SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld to chat about winning his first Olivier Award, getting through his pre-opening night injury, and so much more! (more...)

bergenPAC presents The Disco Ball featuring Village People 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Disco Ball 2017 featuring Village People, The Trammps featuring Earl Young and Anita Ward-Thursday, June 29, 2017 at 8PM. Tickets available on or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

Songbook Academy Announces National Sponsor
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

A $75,000 national sponsorship by the Efroymson Family Fund will support the Great American Songbook Foundation's signature educational program, the annual Songbook Academy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look at MAMMA MIA! at The Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 85th Anniversary Season with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, dazzling audiences on stage from May 17 to July 1. (more...)

BWW Review: Ebony Rep's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the Summer Party You Don't Want to Miss
by Ellen Dostal - May 24, 2017

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its successful Broadway run in an out-and-out stellar revival at Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. It's the summer party you don't want to miss! (more...)

THE TAMING OF THE SHREW to Open Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Shakespeare's raucous comedy The Taming of the Shrew opens Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park 2017 season on June 1st. (more...)

Leslie Jones to Host 2017 BET AWARDS Live from LA's Microsoft Theater, 6/25
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

BET Networks, a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIA.B sted NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today revealed comedian and actress Leslie Jones as host for this year's BET AWARDS. (more...)

CABARET Comes to Seattle's Paramount Theatre 6/13-6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present, direct from Broadway, the national tour of SAM MENDES (Skyfall, American Beauty) and ROB MARSHALL's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Seattle's Paramount Theatre from June 13 - 25. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Natascia Diaz
by Elliot Lanes - May 23, 2017

Today's subject Natascia Diaz is currently living her theatre life onstage at Signature Theatre playing the whore with a heart Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Joe Calarco. The production runs through July 2nd. Previously she appeared at Signature in West Side Story, The Threepenny Opera (2015 Hayes Award nomination), and Kiss of the Spider Woman. (more...)

VIDEO: The Cast of THE LOVE BOAT Reunite & Get Big Surprise on TODAY
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

Gavin MacLeod, Jill Whelan, Bernie Kopell, Ted Lange, Cynthia Lauren Tewes, Fred Grandy and Ted McGinley, the stars of the classic series THE LOVE BOAT, gathered live on NBC's TODAY for the beloved show's 40th anniversary. (more...)

New Documentary Series WATERGATE in the Works at History Channel
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

HISTORY(R) has commissioned the definitive original documentary series about one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politics, WATERGATE, produced and directed by Academy Award(R)-winning director Charles Ferguson ('Inside Job'). (more...)

Miami Music Festival Announces Official 2017 Program Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Miami Music Festival (MFF), an intensive training program for the next generation of classical musicians to work with mentors and gain performing experience, announces the lineup for the 2017 season from June 6 through July 30, 2017 at various venues in Miami. In its fourth season, MMF will host young artists from around the world selected from top conservatories and universities. MMF receives nearly 1,500 international applicants each season with only a small portion selected for participation through a rigorous audition process. (more...)

Cee Lo Green to Headline Limited Las Vegas Engagement at Caesars Palace
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Five-time Grammy Award winner CeeLo Green will return to Las Vegas to perform a four-night, limited engagement at Caesars Palace. The singer, songwriter, producer, actor and television personality will take to the stage for an intimate show from July 21 - 29.  (more...)

NBC Wins Septemer-to-May Primetime Season in 18-49 for Third Time in 4 Years
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2017

NBC has clinched first place for the traditional September-to-May season in primetime's key demographic of adults 18-49, marking the network's third win in four years. (more...)

Drake Tops Winners of 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full Winner's List
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

The 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS hosted by hip-hop artist and actor Ludacris, and actress and singer Vanessa Hudgens, was an explosive night of must-see, one-of-a-kind musical performances and exclusive television premieres from today's chart-topping artists. (more...)

NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Delivers Most-Watched Season Finale in Six Years
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

Saturday Night LIVE' has outrated every primetime telecast on the broadcast networks so far this week in adults 18-49, while delivering the show's most-watched season finale in six years. (more...)

Nashville Predators Face Anaheim Ducks in Game 6 of NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL Tonight
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2017

P.K. Subban and the Nashville Predators can advance to their first Stanley Cup Final in franchise history with a win in Game 6 of the Western Conference Final against Ryan Getzlaf and the Anaheim Ducks tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Nashville leads the series 3-2. Pre-game coverage on NBCSN begins at 7 p.m. ET with NHL Live. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, May 23, 2017
by TV Scoop - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, May 23, 2017! (more...)

Alice Ripley, Well-Strung and More Join Broadway @ The Art House Lineup in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown's famed Art House theater, has announced four more additions to his largest music and comedy lineup yet. (more...)

Scoop: THE 100,000 PYRAMID - Season Premiere on ABC - Sunday, June 11, 2017
by - May 22, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE 100,000 PYRAMID - Season Premiere, airing on ABC on Sunday, June 11, 2017! (more...)

Disney/ABC's Kevin Brockman Joins Second Stage Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Second Stage Theater, the preeminent home for American plays and living American playwrights, has announced that Kevin Brockman, Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney/ABC Television Group, has joined the company's Board of Directors. (more...)

Tina Fey, Bill Nye, Ellen Burstyn and More Join 10th Anniversary World Science Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The World Science Festival has announced complete programming for the  10th anniversary Festival, which will bring science to the crossroads of the world, Times Square, and to locations across the five boroughs of New York City, with more than 50 events, May 30 - June 4, 2017. (more...)

NYC Mayor Declares May 23rd 'NEWSical The Musical Day' in Honor of Milestone
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

On May 23rd, 2017 NEWSical The Musical, the 14th longest running Off-Broadway show and 4th longest running musical revue in history, will be celebrating its 2500th performance at Theatre Row. (more...)

Drake Tops Winners of Non-Televised BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2017

dick clark productions just released the names of the '2017 Billboard Music Award' winners from categories, which will not be televised during tonight's live broadcast. (more...)

VIDEO: More Poise, Less Noise: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Tom Hanks Are on the 2020 Presidential Ticket
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

Last night's SNL monologue saw Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson inducted into the Five Timers Club by none other than Alec Baldwin. In his velvet smoking jacket, The Rock found it the most apropos time to announce his intention to run for president alongside unexpected guest Tom Hanks. According to their logic, there are two things the nation agrees on: pizza, and Johnson/Hanks. (more...)

VIDEO: They Told the Truth, They Didn't Come to Fool You - SNL's Team Trump Performs 'Hallelujah'
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2017

This week's episode of SNL featured a cold open and a broken Hallelujah. Team Trump, featuring Kellyanne Conway, Mike Pence, Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump (Scarlett Johansson), Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Grim Reaper Steve Bannon, and the man himself assembled a the piano to croon out the Leonard Cohen ballad.  (more...)

SNL Delivers Most Watched Season Finale in Six Years
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

With Host Dwayne Johnson & Musical Guest Katy Perry, “SNL” Generates the #1 Broadcast Rating of the Week to Date in 18-49 (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Just four performances remain of the Whitefire Theatre's world premiere of 'WHERE THE NUMBERS END: A Hell's Kitchen Love Tragedy' written and directed by Amanda Moresco, running Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm,May 20 and May 27, June 3 and 10 at the Whitefire Theatre in Sherman Oaks, CA. (more...)

George Rae Presents LIFE IS A CABA-RAE! with Special Guest Soophia Foroughi
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

The West End Frenchies are delighted to invite you to your magnifique monthly rendez-vous, and the last show of the season! (more...)

Vanessa Bayer Announces She's Leaving SNL
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

According to Variety, Saturday Night Live cast member Vanessa Bayer has just announced that she will be leaving the NBC hit. Bayer is currently the longest serving female member of the ensemble. (more...)

Honey West to Celebrate BAD OLD WORLD Album at Bowery Electric Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This coming Wednesday, May 24th at 7:30 p.m. at Bowery Electric (327 Bowery, NYC 10003), British rock icon, Ian McDonald (co-founder of Foreigner & King Crimson) showcases his new guitar rock band, HONEY WEST, with songwriting partner Ted Zurkowski, a Shakespearean thespian whose mentor, the great 'method' man Lee Strasberg, made a lifetime member of The Actors Studio. (more...)

by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

FYI is making your home renovation dreams come true - every Saturday Night beginning in June! The hit series, 'Tiny House Nation,' returns with all new episodes featuring your favorite tiny house duo (more...)

The Doo Wops to Make Comedy Bar Debut This June
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Doo Wops finally stop being lazy bastards and make their Comedy Bar debut, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto (Just West of Ossington) in An evening with…The DOO WOPS, one night only, June 3rd 2017 at 7pm and 9pm. (more...)

Utech, McGraw and Wilkinson Star in Chaffin's Barn's SISTER ACT
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

Meggan Utech and Gracie McGraw will make their Chaffin's Barn debuts this summer, joining Barn favorite Martha Wilkinson in Sister Act, the hilarious, five-time Tony Award-nominated musical, opening June 8 and running through July 22. (more...)

by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Down in the right-hand corner of my computer screen, it tells me that its Friday, May 19 - which means that Memorial Day Weekend is just a week away! - how in the world did we make it from New Year's Day to Memorial Day in what seems to me to be like 15 minutes? When you figure that out, please give me a heads-up so I can better prepare for Christmas shopping! And that, of course, has me wondering what shows we'll be seeing during the next holiday season which, in turn, prompts me to ask the musical question: What's your favorite Christmas or holiday-themed stage offering? (more...)

Miley Cyrus, Zedd & Alessia Cara to Take the Stage on THE VOICE Season Finale
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

Superstar recording artists Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton, Zedd and Alessia Cara are all set to perform on the live two-hour Tuesday, May 23 season finale (9-11 p.m. ET/PT) of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

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