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307 West 43rd Street (at 8th Avenue)
New York, NY
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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?”


BWW Reviews: Top-Notch Performances Elevate Brilliant GOOD PEOPLE in La Mirada
by Michael L. Quintos - Sep 30, 2014

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire's thoughtful, riveting character study GOOD PEOPLE continues at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts through October 12. Buoyed by impressive performances, this excellent regional production of the Tony Award-winning play shines the spotlight on the class divide and examines the lengths some go to for self-preservation. (more...)

NBC Wins Premiere Week in Every Key Demo
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

NBC has finished #1 in the key adult 18-49 demographic for premiere week of the 2014-15 primetime television season, with the network's second biggest premiere-week rating in six years and most-watched premiere week in eight years. (more...)

'It's Only a Play's Nathan Lane Set for Tonight's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Nathan Lane, star of the Broadway revival 'It's Only a Play', currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, will be a guest on tonight's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS. (more...)

Mac Rogers' ASYMMETRIC to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of ASYMMETRIC, written by Mac Rogers and directed by Jordana Williams. Produced by Ground UP Productions in association with Gideon Productions, ASYMMETRIC begins performances on Friday, November 14 for a limited engagement through Saturday, December 6. Press opening is Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30PM; Saturday at 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM. Please note: there is an added performance on Saturday, November 29 at 2:30 PM and there is no performance on Thursday, November 27 (Thanksgiving). Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $25 ($17.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME Opens 4th Season to Biggest Single Telecast in 2 Years
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Based on all programming, ABC increased its overall audience from premiere week last year (+4% - 8.3 million vs. 8.0 million) and retained nearly all of its Adult 18-49 delivery (96% - 2.2/7 vs. 2.3/7). (more...)

7th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest Returns With Weekend Celebration This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

SUNNY ISLES BEACH, Fla., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The 7 th Annual Sunny Isles Beach Jazz Fest returns to Florida's Riviera this November in a weekend celebrating the soulful sounds of jazz music. Taking place from Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 16, the event is being produced by the City of Sunny Isles Beach in partnership with the Sunny Isles Beach Tourism and Marketing Council to benefitJoshua's Heart Foundation. (more...)

VIDEO: Colony House Make TV Debut with LATE NIGHT 'Silhouettes' Performance
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Colony House, a trio from Nashville, Tennessee made their television debut on last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS. (more...)

VIDEO: SNL Michael Che Visits LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

New SNL cast member Michael Che stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Rosamund Pike Talks New Film 'Gone Girl' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Actress Rosamund Pike stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about her new film 'Gone Girl' co-starring Ben Affleck. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

The Venetian Las Vegas to Host ULTIMO - A WEEKEND OF EXCELLENCE, 12/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

?The Venetian Las Vegas will host the city's culinary event of the year, Ultimo - A Weekend of Excellence, Dec. 5-7. Featuring lavish feasts of the finest food and extraordinary experiences from an A-team of luxury brands, Ultimo will celebrate the romance of Italy and the magic of its cuisine, as it unfolds around The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE RESIDUALS Tell More Jokes to Thank KickStarter Supporters
by The Residuals - Sep 30, 2014

For one of their KickStarter rewards, creators Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle are thanking their supporters in a pretty unusual way. They are making videos for KickStarter contributors that include classic jokes from a 70-year-old joke book edited by Eddie Cantor. Now where else are you going to get that kind of 'Thank You?' And let's be honest, Gillian's reactions are just as funny as the jokes themselves. Check out some of these videos below. (more...)

Carl Labove and April Macie to Appear at Side Splitters in Tampa, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Side Splitters Comedy Club (12938 North Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, FL 33618) has announced its upcoming headliners for the month of October. Details below! (more...)

Comedian and Actor Martin Short to Headline OpenText's Enterprise World 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

WATERLOO, Ontario, Sept. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OpenText (OTEX, TSX: OTC), the global leader in Enterprise Information Management (EIM), today announced that celebrated Canadian actor and comedian, Martin Short will headline its 2014 Enterprise World event for EIM professionals. The 16 th annual Enterprise World will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Lake Buena Vista, FL from November 9-14, 2014. The event features leading experts on key areas including Enterprise Content Management, Business Process Management, Customer Experience Management and Information Exchange. (more...)

CAR MATCHMAKER Premieres 10/14 on Esquire Network
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Comedian SPIKE Feresten has written for Seinfeld, THE SIMPSONS and even hosted his own talk show, but now this car lover is finally getting a shot at his true calling: finding people their perfect cars. In the new original series CAR MATCHMAKER, SPIKE pulls out all the stops to find the perfect ride for everyone, from average Joes to big bucks businessmen. And some of Spike's celebrity buddies stop by, including Seth Meyers, Jerry Seinfeld, Will Forte and even Fabio. The 13-episode seriespremieres Tuesday, October 14 at 9/8c on Esquire Network. (more...)

'CANDYLAND', SHIDA, POOL (NO WATER), 'SAILOR MOON' and More Set for OBERON, Oct-Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces all the offerings to be presented at OBERON during October and November, in addition to the previously announced productions, including Visiting Artists, Artists in Residence, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 29, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC (more...)

The Best of Broadway Supports Clay Aiken - With Performances by Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, and Betty Buckley
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway stars Christine Ebersole, Beth Leavel, and Betty Buckley will perform at an event to support Clay Aiken's campaign for US Congress. Aiken is running on the Democratic ticket for North Carolina's 2nd district. (more...)

Highlights from SATURDAY NIGHT LIVES Weekend Update
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Below, check out highlights from Saturday Night LIVE'S WEEKEND UPDATE with Colin Jost and Michael Che. (more...)

Ben & Jerry's Announces New SNL-Inspired Flavor 'Two Wild & Crazy Pies'
by TV News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Have your taste buds been craving something a little wild and crazy lately? Ben & Jerry's fans are in for a "swinging" adventure with the newest Saturday Night Live-inspired flavor, Two Wild & Crazy Pies. (more...)

BWW Review: Second City's REBEL WITHOUT A COSMOS is an Evening of Pure Joy
by Alan Henry - Sep 29, 2014

I don't know how to even being describing the sheer joy I experienced while attending last night's performance of Rebel Without A Cosmos at the Second City. The entire production is smart, sharp, and lough out loud funny. (more...)

Steven Wright to Perform at Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Billed as the 'Confucius of Comedy' by the New York Post, Academy Award-winner and Grammy Award nominee Steven Wright brings his trademark wit, absurdist one-liners and monotone voice to Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts for one night only on Friday, November 7, at 8pm. (more...)

Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Set for DVD & Digital Release Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays,' one of the most-acclaimed and highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, broadcast earlier this year by HBO, will be available on DVD and in Digital HD on October 21, it was announced today. (more...)

Catherine Walker to Succeed Lauren Worsham in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

It was announced today that Catherine Walker will take over the role of 'Phoebe D'Ysquith' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, beginning Tuesday, October 28. (more...)

BWW REPORTS: The Coverage Of Lindsay Lohan In SPEED-THE-PLOW, Playhouse Theatre, September 27 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 28, 2014

Natalie O'Donoghue reports on her experience of a preview performance of David Mamet's Speed The Plow. (more...)

BWW Preview: SONGS, SCENES & STORIES: 40 YEARS OF OCTA
by Steve Wilson - Sep 28, 2014

Songs, Scenes, and Stories: 40 Years of OCTA, the Olathe Civic Theatre Association benefit celebrates a rich theater history. OCTA celebrates 40 years of live theater in Olathe for three performances running from October 3 through 5 at the theatre located at 500 E. Loula Street in Olathe, Kan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SNL Presents 40th Season Opener, 'NFL in Crisis'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Saturday Night Live returns with its 40th season, opening with mock-newscast, NFL in Crisis. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch SNL's Faux-Trailers for Marvel Movies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Saturday Night LIVE returned with its 40th season, featuring a fake trailer for theoretical upcoming Marvel movies. Check out the trailer below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Weekend Update on SNL Features 'Cheer Up, Obama'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Saturday Night LIVE returned with its 40th season, featuring a revamped version of their staple segment 'Weekend Update.' This week's was called 'Cheer Up, Obama.' Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Pete Davidson Makes SNL Debut With 'Pete Davidson Talks Business'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Saturday Night LIVE returned with its 40th season, featuring a revamped version of their staple segment 'Weekend Update.' This week's featured a segment with Pete Davidson, called 'Pete Davidson Talks Business.' Check it out below! (more...)

Cast Announced for DIRTY DANCING Australian Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

?Leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced cast members for the new Australian production of Dirty Dancing, which will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre from 28 November this year, followed by Melbourne's Princess Theatre from 4 March 2015 and the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 27 May. (more...)

But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Saturday, Sept 27th: Jackman Brings Music to Central Park
by BWW Staff - Sep 27, 2014

9:00-10:00pm: OUTLANDER | STARZ 9:00-10:00pm: MUSIC FOR CHANGE | NBC 11:30pm-1:00am: Saturday Night LIVE | NBC Click for more picks! (more...)

Hubbard Street and The Second City Present THE ART OF FALLING, 10/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Hubbard Street Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton; Andrew Alexander, CEO/Executive Producer of The Second City, Inc.; and Kelly Leonard, Executive Vice President of The Second City are excited to present the world premiere of The Art of Falling, an unprecedented and collaboratively devised production first announced in February 2014 at The Second City. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 26, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOSEPH AND THE... Lights Up Hershey Theatre's Broadway Series
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 26, 2014

A splashy light show of a Webber/Rice musical sings its way into audience hearts (more...)

VIDEO: Andy Samberg Talks New Season of 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Andy Samberg stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about the upcoming season of 'Brooklyn Nine Nine.' (more...)

VIDEO: Ariana Grande & Chris Pratt Exchange Jabs in SNL Promos!
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

'Saturday Night Live,' NBC's Emmy Award-winning late-night comedy showcase, enters its 40th season in September for another year of laughs, surprises and great performances. (more...)

Margaret Copeland Will Return to HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Original cast member, Margaret Copeland, is returning to the long-running Off-Broadway comedy smash HOW TO BE A NEW YORKER this weekend only at Planet Hollywood Times Square. Margaret will be filling in for Olivia Petzy and she'll be performing opposite her co-writer and original cast member, Kevin James Doyle. (more...)

Marty Stuart And His Fabulous Superlatives to Play Harris Center, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Years from now when they're talking about the great personalities in country music, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Bill Monroe, they'll mention Marty Stuart. He'll be among those personalities because he's never been afraid to follow his vision . . . to stretch the boundaries of country music . . . to make big statements about music and society. Marty and his band, The Fabulous Superlatives, bring his talents and visions to Harris Center for the Arts for just one performance on October 22. (more...)

Five Celebrity Chefs Immortalized On Limited Edition Forever Stamps
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Postal Service is cooking up a feast of 20 million Limited Edition Celebrity Chefs Forever stamps today. The sugar-free, fat-free, zero-calorie stamps will be on the menu of the nation's Post Offices beginning today. (more...)

LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Monologue Highlights - 9/25
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Below, check out 'Late Night with Seth Meyers' monologue highlights from September 25th! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Webseries Partner THE RESIDUALS in Last Week of KickStarter
by The Residuals - Sep 26, 2014

In the tradition of SUBMISSIONS ONLY, BroadwayWorld is proud to announce that Season 2 of the critically-acclaimed comedy webseries THE RESIDUALS will premiere exclusively on BWW in early 2015. THE RESIDUALS' team is now in pre-production for its second season, featuring guest stars Horatio Sanz (Saturday Night LIVE), Jenna Leigh Green (SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, Broadway's WICKED), and commercial acting legend Michael Torpey. (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen King Talks New Film 'Good Marriage' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Author Stephen King stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to talk about the new film 'Good Marriage,' based on his best-selling novel. Watch clips from the appearance below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sam Hunt Performs 'Leave the Night On' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Rising country star Sam Hunt stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS to perform his new single 'Leave the Night On'. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Young Disney Stars 'Choose Kindness' During Bullying Prevention Month
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

More than 20 stars of Disney Channel, Disney XD and Radio Disney provide their personal point-of-view on demonstrating courteous and respectful behavior towards others as a virtue of good character, in 'Choose Kindness,' a multi-platform initiative designed to motivate, inspire and resonate with kids ages 6-14. (more...)

PALIN: THE LIVE TELEVISED MUSICAL CAMPAIGN to Play the Laurie Beechman, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Where Saturday Night Live meets Forbidden Broadway, Erica Vlahinos and Benjamin Simpson present PALiN: the Live Televised Musical Campaign (www.palinthemusicalcampaign.com), an outrageous new one-act comedy hit that follows Sarah Palin as she embarks on a one-night only, live televised event to set the record straight and announce her candidacy in the 2016 Presidential Election. A fast-paced, witty book paired with show tune parodies, PALiN sharply satires both musical theatre and politics in this laugh-out-loud musical-comedy campaign. So pack your bags, because we're about to have a Tea Party! (more...)

VIDEO: Kenan Thompson Addresses SNL Exit Rumors: 'You Don't Have to Worry...'
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Kenan Thompson stopped by this morning's TODAY to address rumors that he will be ending his run on Saturday Night Live following the upcoming 40th season. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS on NBC
by TV Scoop - Sep 25, 2014

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, airing on NBC (more...)

NBC to Celebrate the Last 40 Years with SNL VINTAGE, Beg. 9/27
by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

"Saturday Night Live" celebrates its 40th season with "SNL Vintage," a weekly look back at iconic episodes throughout its storied history. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 24th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 24, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. All the scoop from the amazing FWD Theatre Project gala, and 'The Last Unicorn' gets some big backers. Plus concerts by Chita Rivera, Felicia P. Fields, Sierra Boggess and Donna McKechnie, 'Sweeney Todd' on PBS and 'From Here To Eternity' on movie screens, plus the Marriott announces two casts! (more...)

Riders by Lee Debuts Heavenly Touch Denim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Riders by Lee, long known for designing jeans, tops, and casuals that fit and flatter women of all shapes and sizes at an affordable price, announced the launch of its newest innovation - Heavenly Touch Denim - that will be hitting stores October 1st. Women can now have the best of both worlds with the softness of her favorite sweats or yoga pants, and the slimming fit qualities of Riders by Lee. (more...)

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