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200 W. 45th St.

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Based on a story by Nik Cohn


Screen play by Norman Wexler

In Brooklyn, Tony Manero is a humble paint store clerk by day, but after dark he becomes the polyester-clad stallion king of the local nightclub. Every Saturday night Tony slips into his flares, pulls on his huge-collared shirt and hits the streets to prove he can walk the walk, talk the talk and most definitely dance the moves. Each week he parts the dance floor like the red sea as the club falls under the spell of the thumping disco beat and Tonyís phenomenal routines. But as the club lights snap on at the end of the night and the real world returns, Tony and his disco obsessed friends must face the sometimes harsh truth of growing up in the tough urban jungle of New York.


Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Welcomes New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

- Eric Byrd is joining the staff of The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati as the company's new Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New Musical GROUNDHOG DAY at the Old Vic
by Marianka Swain - May 9, 2016

Full casting is today announced for the world premiere of the new musical GROUNDHOG DAY, which previews at the Old Vic from July 11 with a press night on August 16. Carlyss Peer will play Rita Hanson, alongside the previously announced Andy Karl in the role of Phil Connors. Eugene McCoy plays cameraman Larry, and the ensemble cast includes Leo Andrew, David Birch, Ste Clough, Roger Dipper, Georgina Hagen, Kieran Jae, Julie Jupp, Andrew Langtree, Vicki Lee Taylor, Emma Lindars, Antonio Magro, Carolyn Maitland, Kirsty Malpass, Lisa Mathieson,  Jenny O'Leary, Leanne Pinder, Mark Pollard, Damien Poole, Jack Shalloo, Andrew Spillett and Spencer Stafford. (more...)

David Langham, Chris Cowley to Join West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Now in its record breaking 31st year, Cameron Mackintosh has announced cast changes for 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre. (more...)

Gerard McCarthy to Lead STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Gerard McCarthy will take on the lead role in Stalking the Bogeyman, the extraordinary true story of award-winning journalist David Holthouse's secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming and Lisa Fischer Set To Perform at Portland Ovations
by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Portland Ovations announced their 2016-17 season at Portland's Masonic Temple on Wednesday night to a crowd of just over 150 Members and guests at its Annual Preview Party. Attendees enjoyed food and cocktails before being treated to a special glimpse of the new season, composed of over 30 performances at five different venues, and opening with Tony and Emmy Award-winning chanteuse Kristin Chenoweth on September 29th at Merrill Auditorium. (more...)

Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary and More to Lead CINDERELLA at the London Palladium, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led byPaul O'Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.  (more...)

Drury Lane to Kick Off 2017-18 Season with Kander & Ebb's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre announces it will open its 2017-2018 season with Chicago, the first production of the show to be produced in the city of Chicago in more than three decades. Jeff Award Winning Artistic Director, William Osetek, will direct the iconic musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and the script adaptation by David Thompson. Chicago runs March 30 - June 4, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

PARADE Extends at Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

?The long-awaited revival of the hit musical Parade at Manchester's new fringe theatre is now open to rave reviews at Hope Mill Theatre. The producers have also announced that the production is to be extended for an extra week by popular demand and will now run until Saturday 11th June. (more...)

Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, proudly welcomes Bahiyah Hibah to the company.  Starting May 24, Hibah assumes the role of 'Jennifer.' Hibah's Broadway credits include The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Pal Joey, Evita, Chicago (Velma), After Midnight, and On The Twentieth Century. (more...)

CATS' Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler On Unfolding The Familiar To Find Something Deeper
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The IN THE HEIGHTS and HAMILTON choreography looks to honor CATS' past while creating something deeper. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Stage DEATHTRAP, 6/9-8/14
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2016-2017 season with Ira Levin's popular murder mystery, Deathtrap, directed by Artistic Director William Osetek. Deathtrap runs June 9 - August 14, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Gerard McCarthy to Lead UK Premiere of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Gerard McCarthy will take on the lead role in STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, the extraordinary true story of award-winning journalist David Holthouse's secret plot to murder the man who raped him when he was seven years old.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE DONKEY SHOW - A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DISCO in London
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

?Award winning comedian, Vikki Stone (Oberon/Mia) is joined by Siobhan Athwal (Dmitri/Vinnie), Bronte Barbe (Helen/Vinnie), Melissa Bayern (Tytania/Sander), Natalie Chua (Disco Girl), Samuel Fogell (DJ Hernando/Cobweb), James Gillan (Lady Puck), Dominique Kinisky (Peaseblossom), Nyron Levy (Moth), Adrian Martel (Mustardseed), Harry Morley (Fidget) and Jessica Spalis (Rico Suave) to complete the cast for The Donkey Show.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two ¬Ė Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside DISASTER!'s Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER!, directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, officially opened last night, March 8, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Paul Castree with the company! (more...)

'70s Tidal Wave! Meet the Full Cast of DISASTER!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER! opens tonight, March 8, at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick. DISASTER! will play a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch footage of the cast onstage below! (more...)

Jon Lee, Keith Jack & More to Star in FOREVER PLAID Limited Run at St. James Theatre Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James present FOREVER PLAID, directed and staged by Grant Murphy, at St. James Studio, London from 5 - 24 April 2016. Press Performance: Friday, 8 April at 8pm. The full cast for three-week run of Forever Plaid at St. James Theatre Studio will feature Jon Lee alongside Keith Jack, Matthew Quinn and Luke Striffler. (more...)

Nathan Lee Graham, Robin De Jesus, Jason Tam Lead Industry Readings of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, will hold their industry presentations this week, starting today, March 31st, and continuing tomorrow, Friday, April 1st, in New York City. (more...)

Lea Salonga, Donna McKechnie, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

This April, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke Joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Katie Rose Clarke (Allegiance, Wicked, The Light in the Piazza), joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below! (more...)

BWW Review: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Dances Through San Antonio, Texas
by Kathy Strain - Mar 29, 2016

With the disco craze a thing of the past and only one of the Bee Gees still living (Barry Gibb), Saturday Night Fever takes the audience back to a time when disco ruled and dancing was the best thing to do on a Saturday night. The current touring production of Saturday Night Fever came to San Antonio's Tobin Center for one performance last night. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 3/28/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 28, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of FOREVER PLAID at St. James Theatre - Jon Lee, Keith Jack & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment and Guy James present FOREVER PLAID, directed and staged by Grant Murphy, at St. James Studio, London from 5 - 24 April 2016. Press Performance: Friday, 8 April at 8pm. The full cast for three-week run of Forever Plaid at St. James Theatre Studio will feature Jon Lee alongside Keith Jack, Matthew Quinn and Luke Striffler. Meet the cast below! (more...)

Melissa Errico, Kara Lindsay and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

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. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for PARADE at Manchester's New Arts Venue
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

The full cast has now been confirmed for the revival of the classic musical Parade, which will run for three and a half weeks at Manchester's newest arts venue. (more...)

Whoa, Mama! Meet the Full Cast of BRIGHT STAR, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Max Vernon's THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Begins Workshop Rehearsals; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2016

The workshop of award-winning composer/lyricist/playwright/performer Max Vernon's new musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, directed by Scott Ebersold and with choreography by Spencer Liff and music direction by Matt Aument, began rehearsals last week in New York City and will culminate in three industry presentations on March 31st and April 1st. THE VIEW UPSTAIRS is produced by Invisible Wall Productions, and they are proud to announce the cast and creative team. (more...)

Orfeh Joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Tony Award nominee Orfeh (Legally Blonde, Footloose, Saturday Night Fever) joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below!  (more...)

At LES MIS, Best Seats Are Orchestra Center, Premium Gold (A Reserve)-Technical Director
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 12, 2016

When it comes to the best seat of the house at LES MISERABLES (LES MIS), which currently plays The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, Technical Director Cameron Flint ('Wicked,' 'Once') says all the seats in the house are the best seats because the stage design was built for the apprecation of the audience from all angles. However, personally, Mr Flint will sit in the front row or middle rows of the Orchestra Center (VIP) or in the center of the Premium Gold (A Reserve) section. (more...)

Official: Ben Richards Joins Beverley Knight in West End's THE BODYGUARD, July 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Ben Richards will join previously announced Beverley Knight in the international hit musical The Bodyguard when it returns to the West End for a limited six month run in July this year.  Richards will play Frank Farmer, Rachel Marron's bodyguard, alongside Beverley Knight in the leading role of the Oscar-nominated superstar Marron.   Performances begin at the Dominion Theatre on 15 July 2016 for this strictly limited season to 7 January 2017.  (more...)

Official: GROUNDHOG DAY Musical Will Begin This July in London; Priority Ticket Sale Begins Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Tickets will go on priority sale today for the world premiere of Groundhog Day, a new musical directed by Old Vic Artistic Director Matthew Warchus. General begins April 12, 2016. (more...)

Danny Gardner Joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 3!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2016

Danny Gardner (Dames at Sea) joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below!  (more...)

PANTOMIME Returns to the London Palladium With CINDERELLA, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Qdos Entertainment, the world's biggest pantomime producer, today announces that for the first time in nearly three decades they are bringing pantomime 'home' to the magnificent London Palladium in the very heart of Theatreland. A magical production of the classic rags-to-riches tale Cinderella will be transformed into a breath-taking family extravaganza with glittering sets made especially for this iconic West End stage. The production will run from Friday 9 December 2016 until Sunday 15 January 2017. (more...)

New Immersive Theatrical Event COCOADIOS to Open in New York
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

New York's newest immersive theatrical event, CocoaDios will open a limited engagement on May 5th, 2016 (Cinco de Mayo) at Brooklyn's hot venue House of Yes, 2 Wyckoff Avenue. CocoaDios is produced by Xocolatl Productions and presented by Xocolatl Productions and the House of Yes. (more...)

Lizzie Klemperer Joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Lizzie Klemperer (Bright Star), joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) at Feinstein's/54 Below!  (more...)

Critic's Choice: People to See, Shows to Do
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 7, 2016

Shows are opening, shows are closing and Fiddler on the Roof is back onstage for Actors Pointe Theatre Company while Tom Sawyer takes a bow at Springhouse Theatre in Smyrna! Obviously, the 2016 theater season continues to reveal itself at a breakneck pace, giving audiences a veritable buffet of offerings from which to choose. (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Farah Alvin Featured on Latest Episode of SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by Something New with Joel B. New - Apr 4, 2016

In Episode 407 of 'Something New' -- the musical theatre podcast that interviews artists and premieres original songs -- award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Farah Alvin, a Broadway actress and Holistic Health Counselor. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 4/4/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 4, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE.  Performances begin on Thursday, May 26 at 8:00pm and run through July 10, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: TONIGHT FROM THE WEST END, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, April 21 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 22, 2016

Performers Jai McDowall, Christina Bianco, Ray Quinn and Zoe Tyler perform a selection of songs from a variety of musicals. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

THE DONKEY SHOW Returning to London This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The ultimate disco show where the audience is at the centre of the party, The Donkey Show, returns to London this summer for a strictly limited run from 9 June to 21 August 2016.   (more...)

'RING OF FIRE', THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, has announced its 2016-2017 Season. Building on the success and support the theatre has attained over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre to Present HAPPY DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The hit musical, Happy Days, is based on the Paramount Pictures' television series. The series' original creator Garry Marshall wrote the book.  Happy Days features 21 songs, including the series' iconic theme song, by Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe award-winning songwriter Paul Williams, with orchestrator and arranger, John McDaniel. (more...)

BWW TV: Danny Gardner & Molly Model Rehearse DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 3 at 54 Below
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 12, 2016

DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 3 will take place at Feinstein's/54 Below, this Friday, April 15th at 9:30pm. Below, go inside the rehearsal room with Broadway's Danny Gardner and Molly Model, who are working on a show-stopping number! (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Coming to Adelaide
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The splash-hit West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will make its way to Adelaide in December for a season at the Festival Theatre. The Australian tour premieres in May at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre, followed by seasons in Sydney, Brisbane before making its way to Adelaide and then Perth. (more...)

TRIP OF LOVE to Play 200th Performance Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Trip of Love, the 1960's pop music spectacular,will celebrate its 200th performance this Tuesday, April 12 at Stage 42 (422 W 42nd Street). Since opening night on October 18 2015, audiences have taken in... (more...)

Lea Salonga, JOE ICONIS & FAMILY & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 11-17, Featuring Lea Salonga and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Lea Salonga at 54 Below; Christopher Timson in #TBT: A Chubby Boy's Guide to Growing Up Normal; DUETS With The Write Teacher(s) - Volume 3; Joe Iconis and Family; and The Lion King Company in The Lion Sings Tonight. (more...)

Drury Lane Presents the World Premiere of HAZEL, A MUSICAL MAID IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre opens its 2016-2017 season with the World Premiere musical comedy Hazel, A Musical Maid in America, based on the character from the Saturday Evening Post comic strip by Ted Key and the 1960s TV comedy series starring Shirley Booth. Hazel features a book by Lissa Levin, music by Ron Abel, and lyrics by Chuck Steffan. This new musical is directed and choreographed by Tony nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse with musical direction by Roberta Duchak. Hazel runs March 31 - May 29, 2016 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 6 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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