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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 Review: KINKY BOOTS Raises Melbourne to Its Feet!
by Victoria Beal - Oct 24, 2016

Kinky Boots opened its Australian tour in Melbourne on Saturday Night and what a kicking success it was! A musical so appropriate for our country to see as conversation about equality and plebiscites continues. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/24
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 24, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 10/23/2016. (more...)

Benedict Cumberbatch to Host SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE This November
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

According to Deadline, Benedict Cumberbatch is set to host NBC's Saturday Night LIVE on November 5th. Solange Knowles will be the musical guest. (more...)

Academy Award-Winning Comedian Steven Wright Returns to The Orleans Showroom Nov. 25-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Comedian, actor and producer Steven Wright will bring his deadpan delivery and trademark satire to The Orleans Showroom on Nov. 25-26. (more...)

Tom Hanks-Hosted SNL Scores Season High Ratings in Key Demos
by TV News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Oct. 22 edition of 'Saturday Night Live' has delivered season-high ratings in both metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the local people meters, scoring its best results for any October telecast in eight years. (more...)

BWW Review: 10,000 THINGS Doesn't Add Up to Much at Wilbury Group
by Robert Barossi - Oct 24, 2016

There is certainly something worthwhile about theater that pushes boundaries, tries new things, experiments and offers unique way to tell a story. The art form, in general, benefit from that kind of work. It benefits from work that expands the minds of an audience and tells them a story in a way that challenges them. On the other hand, Wilbury Group's second show of the year, 10,000 Things by Erik Ehn, proves how this kind of theater can instead leave an audience bored, confused or both.  (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for The Fugard Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre in January 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's grand-scale, smash hit, all South African production of WEST SIDE STORY will be presented at the The Joburg Theatre Complex's Mandela Theatre from 24 January 2017. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/24/2016
by - Oct 24, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 10/24/2016. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/24 - 10/28 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/24 - 10/28, airing on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Mediation' Episode of DIVORCE on HBO
by - Oct 24, 2016

On the next episode of DIVORCE on HBO titled 'Mediation', telling the kids is the hardest part of the divorce process.  (more...)

BWW Review: The Hysterical GROUNDINGS HOOK-UP APP - A Serious Connectivity To Your Funny Bones
by Gil Kaan - Oct 24, 2016

Groundlings' latest laugh-packed Friday & Saturday Night show GROUNDINGS HOOK-UP APP  had their packed house in the palms of their hands laughing hard and reacting loudly to every possible twist, turn and diss. Jordan Black deftly directed his very talented cast of eight comedians extraordinaire at a lightning pace covering 14 skits in a little less than two hours. (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Hanks Talks New Film ‘Inferno,Â' SNL Presidential Debate Parody & More
by - Oct 24, 2016

The actor stopped by this morning's TODAY to discuss film's picturesque locations and talk about guest-hosting “Saturday Night Live” over the weekend, describing how the third presidential debate provided fodder for the show. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cabaret With Carole J. Bufford
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 23, 2016

The Tilles Center for the Performing Arts LIU Post held their Annual Gala Saturday Night.  Following the show featuring The New York Pops with guest artists Megan Hilty and Brian d'Arcy James, the audience was invited to Cabaret With Carole J. Bufford in the Atrium at the venue. (more...)

SNL Hits Season Highs and Best October Overnights since 2008
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

In Late-Night Metered-Market Ratings for Saturday Night: The Oct. 22 edition of 'Saturday Night Live' has delivered season-high ratings in both metered-market households and adults 18-49 in the local people meters, scoring its best results for any October telecast in eight years. (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Improvised Horror Comedy STAY DEAD Returns to PHIT Comedy For Third Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

STAY DEAD! is a completely improvised horror comedy. Through the use of various horror film tropes the cast creates an hour-long, frightening, and funny show never seen before and (like many of the characters) never to be seen again! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/21 - 10/28 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 21, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/21 - 10/28, airing on NBC (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Hanks & Leslie Jones Promo This Week's SNL
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Tom Hanks hosts NBC's Saturday Night LIVE on October 22, 2016, with musical guest Lady Gaga. Below, check out promos featuring cast member Leslie Jones and Lady Gaga herself! (more...)

The Capitol Steps to Bring Political Satire to Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Those equal opportunity offenders who put the "mock" in democracy are back with a new show guaranteed to deliver pre-election laughs!  The CAPITOL STEPS…who claim to be "the only group in America funnier than Congress"…have put audiences on notice: Come to Playhouse Square's Connor Palace Theatre  ready for bi-partisan belly laughs, guffaws and snickers, SATURDAY, OCT. 29th at 7:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Chelsea Clinton Reacts to Trump's 'Nasty Woman' Comment; SNL's Hillary & More
by - Oct 21, 2016

Chelsea Clinton stopped by this week's THE TALK on CBS and reacted to comedian and actress Kate McKinnon playing her mom, Hillary, on “Saturday Night Live." (more...)

BWW Review: Cabaret Celebrates Stephen Sondheim in Night Two of the Mabel Mercer Foundation Cabaret Convention (10/19)
by Ashley Steves - Oct 21, 2016

Hold your hats and hallelujah. After an electrifying opening night, the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 27th Annual Cabaret Convention continued Wednesday night in a packed Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Hosted by Jeff Harnar and Andrea Marcovicci, the cabaret community gathered to salute the music of Stephen Sondheim, the EGOT-winning composer/lyricist whose oeuvre has been simultaneously catapulting and tripping up artists for decades. Despite 30 performances on the evening, you'd be hard-pressed to find a weak spot in Wednesday night's lineup, hosting what is arguably the best rotation of the four nights, featuring cabaret giants, up-and-comers, expert arrangers (plus the talents of Jered Egan on bass and Dan Gross on drums), and Sondheim role originators. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Promos Upcoming 'Pence vs Trump' Debate
by - Oct 20, 2016

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE is looking forward to the big 'Trump vs Pence' debate that has just been set for Saturday Night! (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/20 - 10/27 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 20, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/20 - 10/27, airing on NBC (more...)

Spiffy Pictures Announces Seasons 2 And 3 Of Hit PBS KIDS Series Nature Cat
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016


From HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm – it's a Hilarious Night of Stand-Up Comedy with JB Smoove at The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

He's a gifted writer, comedian, television and film star who continues to entertain audiences all over the world with his unique brand of comedic funk! Turn on your TV and comedian JB Smoove seems to be everywhere you look. Over the last few years, he has co-starred opposite Will Arnett on The Millers, has hosted Last Comic Standing, plays a fictionalized version of himself on Real Husbands of Hollywood, 11.   (more...)

Critics Choice: SOMETHING WICKED, RENT, NOISES OFF and So Much More On Tap This Weekend
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 20, 2016

Here are our suggestions - our choices, as it were - for the shows to catch, the people to see, before Monday morning rolls around. Again. When work beckons, we promise you'll have so much more interesting water cooler chatter to share that you'll be the envy of everyone at the office: (more...)

Donny & Marie Among Foxwoods Resort Casino November Entertainment Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Foxwoods Resort Casino, the Northeast's premier entertainment destination, is getting into the holiday spirit early this November with a slate of iconic entertainment that is not to be missed! (more...)

Daveed Diggs, Jenna Ushkowitz and More Sign on for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS on Broadway; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The 24 Hour Plays on Broadway announced today additional cast members, playwrights, and directors for its anticipated annual production at American Airlines Theater on November 14, 2016. (more...)

Lifetime Original Movies Deliver Ratings Gold, Reaching 9.4 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Lifetime delivered ratings gold reaching 9.4 million viewers with the Lifetime Original Movie SURVIVING COMPTON: DRE, SUGE & MICHEL'LE and BEYOND THE HEADLINES: MICHEL'LEacross all weekend telecasts. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/19 - 10/26 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 19, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/19 - 10/26, airing on NBC (more...)

NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Scores 8-Year High for Most-Watched Week 3 Telecast
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Saturday Night LIVE has generated its most-watched Week 3 telecast in eight years , according to “live plus same day” official-national ratings from Nielsen Media Research. (more...)

by TV Scoop - Oct 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 10/, airing on NBC (more...)

Adam Sandler & Friends Return to Uncasville 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

One of the biggest movie stars on the planet is returning to Uncasville for another night of hilarious stand-up comedy.  Adam Sandler, along with friends David Spade, Rob Schneider and Nick Swardson, will be live in Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, December 10th at 8:00pm.   (more...)

Arlene Phillips to Make Pantomime Debut in DICK WHITTINGTON at Wimbledon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

First Family Entertainment are delighted to announce that renowned choreographer Arlene Phillips will be making her pantomime debut as Fairy Bowbells in New Wimbledon Theatre's Christmas Pantomime, Dick Whittington, from Friday 9 December 2016 to Sunday 15 January 2017, with a press night on Tuesday 13 December. (more...)

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Welcomes New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

???????Georgia Ensemble Theatre (GET), North Fulton's only professional theatre company, announced Saturday Night at their annual fundraising gala One Mysterious Evening, the appointment of Alan Kilpatrick as Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Gwen Stefani Joins Coaches Miley Cyrus, Alicia Keys & More for Next Season of NBC's THE VOICE
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

International recording superstar Gwen Stefani is back and joining Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton as coaches for season 12 of NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning musical competition series THE VOICE. (more...)

Scoop: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE on FOX - Today, October 18, 2016
by TV Scoop - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, airing on FOX on today, October 18, 2016! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 10/17/2016
by - Oct 17, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 10/17/2016. (more...)

Bridge Group's Bloody, Reimagined RICHARD III to Launch Inaugural Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

William Shakespeare's bloody epic Richard III will get a bold re-envisioning in NYC in November as The Bridge Production Group presents their inaugural full-scale production, running November 9-November 27 at the Fourth Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street). (more...)

BWW Blog: Paisley Haddad - I'm Back!
by Guest Blogger: Paisley Haddad - Oct 17, 2016

Hello Broadway World! I'm am finally back for another blog after a long summer of theatre withdrawals. I have been so busy since the beginning of school, with college applications, homework, and just senior year in general. However, now that the applications are in, and my Broadway series tickets have begun, I went and saw Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella Saturday Night. It was the national touring cast, and the roles were casted perfectly. It encompassed the spirit of the original Cinderella story while also adding in some comic relief. Tatyana Lubov and Hayden Stanes shined as Cinderella and Prince Topher. It was very interesting to see that Rodger and Hammerstein decided to have one of the step sisters,Gabrielle played by Mimi Robinson, become Cinderella's friends rather than having them both be against her. Although that was the case, the other step sister, Charlotte played by Joanna Johnson, stole the show with her comedy and her Stepsister's Lament. Chris Woods also had the audience's attention with his great performance as Jean-Michel. The Fairy Godmother, Leslie Jackson, had a beautiful voice, which was showcased in "There's Music In You". The dancers were the highlight of the show for me. The choreography and the costumes took the show to a whole new level and made the props and scenery come to life. At some points I found myself watching the dancers more than the actual story because they had been trained so well. I had been in a school production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's Cinderella and it is interesting to see the huge differences between the actual Broadway musical script and the teen version. Also, there is nothing like going to a show at night. You can feel the excitement throughout the lobby and in the audience. Everybody is dressed up and ready to see the show. That's the magic of theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Bruno Mars Performs New Single '24K Magic' on SNL
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

On this week's Saturday Night LIVE on NBC, musical guest Bruno Mars performed his new hit single '24K Magic.' (more...)

BWW Review: Mohegan Sun's Star-Studded Musical Weekend
by Carissa Chesanek - Oct 17, 2016

Mohegan Sun shelled out live concerts, dance parties, and celebrity appearances to help celebrate their 20th anniversary. (more...)

Emily Blunt-Hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE Scores Its Highest Week 3 Rating in 8 Years
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Oct. 15 telecast of Saturday Night LIVE has scored the show's highest Week 3 rating in eight years in Nielsen's metered markets. (more...)

DSI Comedy Theater Heats Up Late Fall and Early Winter With Line-Up of Touring Comedians
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

DSI Comedy Theater heats up the late Fall and early winter with a line-up of touring comics that is sure to appeal to every comedy fan. Friday, November 4, the comedy spot welcomes back North Carolina native Jane Borden for an evening of stand-up comedy.  (more...)

BWW Interview: David Foster, Cee-Lo Green & More Chat at Gateway for Cancer Research Benefit
by Kevin Pollack - Oct 17, 2016

Gateway for Cancer Research is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to funding innovative cancer research that helps people with cancer to feel better, live longer and conquer cancer TODAY! (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

Scoop: LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 11/17 - 11/24 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Oct 17, 2016

Get all the scoop on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS 11/17 - 11/24, airing on NBC (more...)

NBC Ratings: SNL Scores Highest Week 3 Rating in Eight Years
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2016

In Late-Night Metered-Market Ratings for Saturday Night: The Oct. 15 telecast of 'Saturday Night Live' has scored the show's highest Week 3 rating in eight years in Nielsen's metered markets. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chris Gethard Celebrates 'CAREER SUICIDE' Opening Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Last night, Chris Gethard celebrated the opening of his off-Broadway show Chris Gethard: Career Suicide at The Lynn Redgrave Theater. Opening night well-wishers included Judd Apatow (Trainwreck, Knocked Up, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Bridesmaids), Josh Radnor ('How I Met Your Mother'), Colin Quinn (Colin Quinn: The New York Story, 'Saturday Night Live'), Aasif Mandvi ('The Daily Show'), and Kimberly Senior (director, Chris Gethard: Career Suicide, Disgraced). Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Enjoy Food, Family, Theatre and Fun for the Holidays at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre celebrates the holiday season with festive events and fun for the whole family. Join Drury Lane for a spook-tacular Halloween Party, enjoy a lavish feast during Thanksgiving Brunch and catch up with friends and family on chilly days with Holiday Afternoon Tea service. (more...)

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