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Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber.

An epic musical revealing life behind the scenes on a show boat. Magnolia falls in love with Gaylord, a river gambler, and leaves her fatherís show boat to marry him in the 1880s. Years of heartbreak return her to the show boat in the 1920s.


BWW Reviews: New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOATBWW Reviews: New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT
by Stephen Raskauskas - Nov 7, 2014

All aboard! The Cotton Blossom has docked at Lincoln Center for this week only. Wednesday night, the New York Philharmonic opened its semi-staged production of Show Boat. Featuring a star-studded cast, the Philharmonic's short run of this American masterpiece is not to be missed. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Paris Through the Window - Rebecca Luker Breathes Life Into LITTLE DANCERBWW Interviews: Paris Through the Window - Rebecca Luker Breathes Life Into LITTLE DANCER
by Jamie McGonnigal - Nov 6, 2014

Currently starring in the Broadway-bound 'Little Dancer,' Rebecca Luker is playing the adult version of Degas' little dancer - a young lady whose image lives on in several differnet versions - many of which reside in Washington's National Gallery of Art. (more...)

Photo Flash: Anita Gillette Premieres New Show at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Anita Gillette Premieres New Show at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

On Monday, November 3, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to host Tony Award Nominated actress & singer Anita Gillette on the historic stage in a wonderful evening of music and memories, and a hilarious look behind the scenes from Broadway to Hollywood in 'After All...and furthermore...' (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CABARET, 11/29-12/21Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present A CHRISTMAS CABARET, 11/29-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

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Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CABARET, Now thru 12/21Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre Presents A CHRISTMAS CABARET, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

After the critically acclaimed, Grand Opening Main Season production of the Musical Comedy, 'AIN'T RETIREMENT GRAND!', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE (5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL) presents a Celebration to the Holidays with the glittering musical/comedy revue, 'A CHRISTMAS CABARET'. (more...)

Pasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGOPasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

On Monday, December 1, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking musical CHICAGO welcomes two new leading players to the cellblock: German film and television star Pasquale Aleardi as Billy Flynn and Broadway favorite NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

'DIRTY DANCING' Opens in Atlanta Tonight'DIRTY DANCING' Opens in Atlanta Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta presents the Atlanta premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage at the Fox Theatre, beginning tonight, November 25. (more...)

THE MUSIC OF LERNER & LOEWE Comes to Riverside Theatre TonightTHE MUSIC OF LERNER & LOEWE Comes to Riverside Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Allen D. Cornell, Riverside Theatre's producing Artistic Director, and Ken Clifton, Riverside's Musical Director, have teamed up to create a special theatrical event based upon the music of legendary Broadway icons Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The Music of Lerner & Loewe takes place on the Stark Stage at 8 p.m. tonight, November 20 and Saturday, November 22, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Golde Speaks! Ann Arvia Talks Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOFBWW Interviews: Golde Speaks! Ann Arvia Talks Arena Stage's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Jeffrey Walker - Nov 19, 2014

Jeffrey Walker of BroadwayWorld-DC caught up with two of Anatevka's most prominent citizens, Golde and Tevye. Actually, we spoke to actors Ann Arvia and Jonathan Hadary who are bringing these characters to life in the new and exciting production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF wowing audiences on the iconic Fichlander Stage. Artistic director Molly Smith directs the production which features the original Jerome Robbins choreography adapted and restaged by Parker Esse. FIDDLER celebrates its 50 anniversary this year and Washington audiences can see this classic show newly minted. Hadary and Arvia make their Arena Stage debut performances in the Bock, Harnick, Stein musical masterpiece. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY to Play 54 Below Next MonthTHE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY to Play 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The Sound Of Music Nuns' Christmas Party' on December 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm. It's been one year since you saw them on national TV in THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, but these sisters have reunited and are hosting the season's best and most irreverent Christmas party! Celebrate the season at 54 Below with an evening of holiday spirit, majestic choral singing and hilarious storytelling from some of the finest female voices on Broadway. Featuring Cameron Adams, Wendi Bergamini, Catherine Brunell, Paula Leggett Chase, Margot de La Barre, Rayanne Gonzales, Joy Hermalyn, Leah Horowitz, Autumn Hurlbert, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Jessica Molaskey, Sydney Morton, Elena Shaddow, Laura Shoop, Georgia Stitt and Rema Webb. (more...)

Sue & Edd's Fabulous Christmas Show Returns to Don't Tell Mama, 12/04-07Sue & Edd's Fabulous Christmas Show Returns to Don't Tell Mama, 12/04-07
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

Edd Clark and Sue Matsuki kick off the holiday season by bringing their annual show, Sue & Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show for 2 performances to Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street). Thursday, December 4th at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 7th at 3:00. (more...)

BEHIND THE MASK Set for Shell Point Concert SeriesBEHIND THE MASK Set for Shell Point Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents BEHIND THE MASK starring BPI Artists Nat Chandler (The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of the Opera) and Teri Dale Hansen (The Boys From Syracuse, Showboat) accompanied by Ryan Shirar and local musicians Todd Betz and Aurora Wells. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present SLEEPING BEAUTY, Begin. 12/3Ensemble Theatre to Present SLEEPING BEAUTY, Begin. 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) presents the return of one of its most cherished family-friendly holiday musicals Sleeping Beauty, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor, playing December 3, 2014 through January 4, 2015. In the tradition of ETC's "fractured fairytale" holiday productions, Sleeping Beauty is a modern spin on the classic tale by Charles Perrault. This revamped production features a magical set design, an updated musical score and story, enchanting comedy, and a blooming twist on the meaning of love. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is Macy's. (more...)

Sharron Matthews and George Masswohl to Present Christmas Sing-A-Long in Toronto and BurnabySharron Matthews and George Masswohl to Present Christmas Sing-A-Long in Toronto and Burnaby
by Alan Henry - Nov 11, 2014

After two successful runs in TORONTO in 2012 and 2013, Sharron Matthews and George Masswohl, acclaimed Canadian musical theatre couple, want to bring you a little (a lotta) Christmas, again! The duo are presenting another series of shows this holiday season in Toronto and Burnaby, Ontario. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

La MaMa and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Stage Richard E. Waits' MAMA ROSE, 1/30-2/8La MaMa and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Stage Richard E. Waits' MAMA ROSE, 1/30-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

LA MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and Sheryl Lee Ralph and The D.I.V.A. Foundation present MAMA ROSE (A Solo Musical). This show gives a glimpse of Mr. Waits' life growing up in Buffalo, New York with his own MAMA ROSE, Rose Waits. In this dark comedy you'll find out that this 'southern belle' could have ruled the world...if they had only let her. (more...)

About Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE Runs 2/6-3/15 at Greenhouse Theater CenterAbout Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE Runs 2/6-3/15 at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

About Face Theatre will continue its 2014-15 season with the Chicago premiere of A KID LIKE JAKE, Daniel Pearle's contemporary dramedy about parenting, gender and fitting in. Directed by Keira Fromm, A KID LIKE JAKE will play February 6 - March 15, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Studio), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at ?www.aboutfacetheatre.org, by calling (773) 404-7336 or in person at the Greenhouse Theater Center Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/15 - SHOW BOATSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/5/15 - SHOW BOAT
by Stage Tube - Jan 5, 2015

Today in 1946, the second Broadway revival of Showboat opened at the Ziegfeld Theatre, and ran for 418 performances. Show Boat is a musical in two acts with music by Jerome Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. It was originally produced in New York in 1927 and in London in 1928, and was based on the 1926 novel of the same name by Edna Ferber. The plot chronicles the lives of those living and working on the Cotton Blossom, a Mississippi River show boat, from 1880 to 1927. The show's dominant themes include racial prejudice and tragic, enduring love. (more...)

Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 31, 2015

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Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King". It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guenevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including,"Camelot", 'If Ever I WouldLeave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JEROME KERN, 2/2Kritzerland to Present THE SONGS OF JEROME KERN, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE - THE SONGS OF JEROME KER on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2015 - 8:00 PM. (more...)

Billy Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 LineupBilly Porter, Norm Lewis and More Continue LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's 2015 Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - today unveiled programming for the second half of its 40th anniversary season on PBS. (more...)

Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE Leads Blu-ray Musical Collection, Out 3/3Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE Leads Blu-ray Musical Collection, Out 3/3
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Kiss Me Kate -- Cole Porter's 1953 hit musical filmed with the most advanced 3D technology during the medium's "golden era" - will be released March 3 in a new restored Blu-ray edition by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview Connecticut Playmakers' MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS; Runs 3/20-28VIDEO: Preview Connecticut Playmakers' MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS; Runs 3/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

The madcap antics behind a script overhaul that led to the iconic film 'Gone With The Wind' unravel as comedic farce in the first of at least two productions Connecticut Playmakers is offering for its 68th year of Broadway-style theater in Greenwich. (more...)

Connecticut Playmakers to Stage MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 3/20-28Connecticut Playmakers to Stage MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, 3/20-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The madcap antics behind a script overhaul that led to the iconic film 'Gone With The Wind' unravel as comedic farce in the first of at least two productions Connecticut Playmakers is offering for its 68th year of Broadway-style theater in Greenwich. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth, Smokey Robinson & More Set for Utah Symphony's 2015 Deer Valley Music Festival SeasonKristin Chenoweth, Smokey Robinson & More Set for Utah Symphony's 2015 Deer Valley Music Festival Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Utah Symphony | Utah Opera President & CEO Melia Tourangeau announced the Utah Symphony's 2015 summer concert season for the Deer Valley Music Festival in Park City, the summer home of the Utah Symphony. Highlights of the six-week music festival include Utah Symphony performances with Diana Krall, Kristin Chenoweth, Smokey Robinson, Ozomatli, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy; Disney's Fantasia: Live in Concert under the direction of esteemed film conductor Richard Kaufman; Vivaldi's Four Seasons with violinist / leader Aisslinn Nosky; Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Gina Bachauer 2014 Competition Silver Medalist Chi Ho Han; and intimate chamber concerts featuring Utah Symphony ensembles performing at St. Mary's Church. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Ed Watts on His Return to THE FANTASTICKS!BWW Interviews: Ed Watts on His Return to THE FANTASTICKS!
by Joseph F. Panarello - Feb 3, 2015

Ed Watts, the current El Gallo in THE FANTASTICKS talks about SCANDALOUS, SUPERMAN and his current role in Off-Broadway's longest running musical (more...)

MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 02/02/2015 Ė The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on February 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performance celebrates four decades of his magnificent contributions to music. Hamlisch, who wrote timeless music for both Broadway and film, won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, three Golden Globes, and a Tony in his lifetime. The concert features conductor Larry Blank with vocalists Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson, and Doug LaBrecque. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JASON ALEXANDER with Baltimore Symphony - What a Gifted PerformerBWW Reviews: JASON ALEXANDER with Baltimore Symphony - What a Gifted Performer
by Charles Shubow - Feb 2, 2015

Conductor Michael Krajewski subs for BSO Pops Conductor Jack Everly (more...)

INSIDE OUT to Play Grove Theatre Center, 2/12-3/22INSIDE OUT to Play Grove Theatre Center, 2/12-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The critically acclaimed New York, Off-Broadway hit musical Inside Out will celebrate its 20-year anniversary at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank, CA February 12th - March 22nd, it was announced today by Kritzerland Entertainment and PlayWorks Music. Veteran TV/Film/Theatre/Actor/ Author/Performer/Playwright and CEO of Kritzerland Records Bruce Kimmel has been set to direct the musical by Doug Haverty (book and lyrics) and Adryan Russ (lyrics and music). An all-star female ensemble/cast of six features Sandy Bainum, Cynthia Ferrer, Stephanie Fredricks, Dana Meller, Leslie Stevens and Adrienne Visnic. Preview performances are February 12th and 13th with the show's official opening scheduled for February 14th. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Victoria Paterson and Georgia Stitt to Reunite in 'ALPHABET CITY CYCLE' at SubCulture Next MonthKate Baldwin, Victoria Paterson and Georgia Stitt to Reunite in 'ALPHABET CITY CYCLE' at SubCulture Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On March 9th at 8 pm at SubCulture soprano Kate Baldwin, violinist Victoria Paterson and composer Georgia Stitt will reunite to perform "Alphabet City Cycle." Originally recorded in 2009, the song cycle with lyrics by Marcy Heisler consists of five songs about women alone in New York City. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 15Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 15
by - Feb 15, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 15, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GODS AND MONSTERS, Southwark Playhouse, February 10 2015BWW Reviews: GODS AND MONSTERS, Southwark Playhouse, February 10 2015
by Gary Naylor - Feb 11, 2015

Gary Naylor sees a fascinating, powerful play that examines the life of cult Hollywood director James Whale, a man wrestling with a past and present that grants him no comfort at the end of a long and fulfilling life. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKEPhoto Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the Chicago premiere of A KID LIKE JAKE, Daniel Pearle's contemporary dramedy about parenting, gender and fitting in. Directed by Keira Fromm, A KID LIKE JAKE will play now through March 15, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Studio), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Playhouse Does the 'Time Warp' AgainBWW Reviews: Playhouse Does the 'Time Warp' Again
by Joseph Baker - Feb 1, 2015

It's an interesting and unintentional coincidence: PETER PAN, which wrapped up Playhouse on the Square's Holiday Season, offered the younger set its first taste of transvestism, with musically gifted actresses alternating in the role of 'Peter' (talk about the incipience of gender confusion); now, as the New Year has begun, the older set has its exposure with Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW. This isn't the first time Playhouse has allowed a cast and crew to indulge themselves in fishnet hose and makeup; I can recall previous performances of this guilty pleasure with the remarkable Mark Chambers (anyone who ever saw him 'strut his stuff' is not likely to forget his performance - 'boomers' who 'time warped' in the aisles still talk about it). I imagine that everyone involved in this production dived headfirst into their costume fittings with all the giddy zeal of children glamming it up at Halloween. (more...)

Tony Nominee Rebecca Luker to Headline Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Valentine's GalaTony Nominee Rebecca Luker to Headline Tennessee Shakespeare Company's Valentine's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company announced today that three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will headline its Sixth Annual Valentine's Gala performed at Germantown Performing Arts Center on February 14, 2015. (more...)

MJTC Presents THE CHANUKAH GUEST, Now thru 12/21MJTC Presents THE CHANUKAH GUEST, Now thru 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) will feature The Chanukah Guest, a new commission and world premiere production, as its holiday show this year. The Chanukah Guest will run from today, December 4 - 21, 2014 at Hillcrest Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. (more...)

Sue & Edd's Fabulous Christmas Show Returns to Don't Tell Mama, Now thru 12/7Sue & Edd's Fabulous Christmas Show Returns to Don't Tell Mama, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Edd Clark and Sue Matsuki kick off the holiday season by bringing their annual show, Sue & Edd's FABULOUS Christmas Show for 2 performances to Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street) tonight, December 4th at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday, December 7th at 3:00. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY Begins TodayEnsemble Theatre's SLEEPING BEAUTY Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) presents the return of one of its most cherished family-friendly holiday musicals Sleeping Beauty, by local playwright Joseph McDonough with music and lyrics by David Kisor, playing today, December 3, 2014 through January 4, 2015. In the tradition of ETC's 'fractured fairytale' holiday productions, Sleeping Beauty is a modern spin on the classic tale by Charles Perrault. This revamped production features a magical set design, an updated musical score and story, enchanting comedy, and a blooming twist on the meaning of love. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Premiere Sponsor is Macy's. (more...)

Laura Benanti, 54 SINGS JAMES TAYLOR & More Set for 54 Below this WeekLaura Benanti, 54 SINGS JAMES TAYLOR & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Elena Shaddow Returns to 54 Below this WeekElena Shaddow Returns to 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Elena Shaddow in 'Always Better: The New Golden Age of Broadway' on January 3, 2015. Possessing one of the most beautiful voices in theater today, Elena has had the good fortune to perform the works-on Broadway and regionally- of her favorite contemporary composers, to whom she pays tribute in this show Always Better: The New Golden Age of Broadway. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show HoppingCABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show Hopping
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 26, 2014

If you've been a regular reader of this particular reviewer's musings, you know that every year there are long stretches of time where I just haven't been able to critique all the shows I've seen that deserve commentary. So I end up playing what they call in sports, 'Catch-up ball,' and post a mash up of belated reviews from past shows. It's kind of like a critic's version of the song 'Six Months Out of Every Year,' from Damn Yankees. Give or take a month or two, that's usually the time period during which I store unpublished reviews in my fevered brain and then unload them all in one seemingly endless column-like this one is going to be. If my cabaret-show reviewing days will be over (as chronicled here), I might as well go out with a bang-and relieve my procrastination guilt during holiday season. Now I can scratch one New Year's resolution off the list. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Set for 54 Below This WinterChristine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Set for 54 Below This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

This January and February 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Pontine Presents WEST-FEST New Vaudeville Festival, 12/26-30Pontine Presents WEST-FEST New Vaudeville Festival, 12/26-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2014

Pontine Theatre presents the 7th Annual WEST-FEST: New Vaudeville Festival26-30 December For the seventh year, Pontine Theatre presents a host of New Vaudeville performers at its annual WEST-FEST: New Vaudeville Festival. Performances are scheduled for 2pm, 26-30 December at Pontine's West End Studio Theatre located at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth. (more...)

Tony Nominee Gavin Lee to Succeed Noah Racey in Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INNTony Nominee Gavin Lee to Succeed Noah Racey in Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Broadway's Gavin Lee, who recently returned from London where he was playing the Fred Astaire role in the musical Top Hat, will assume the role of Ted Hanover for the four additional weeks of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn now running through December 28th at Goodspeed Opera House. On Broadway and national tour Lee played Bert the chimney sweep in Disney's Mary Poppins for which he was nominated for a Tony award. (more...)

Musiqa to Present MYTHS & LEGENDS at Hobby Center, 1/10Musiqa to Present MYTHS & LEGENDS at Hobby Center, 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

As part of its major concert series downtown, Musiqa presents Myths & Legends, an exciting, premiere-filled concert at Zilkha Hall on January 10, 2015 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Review Roundup - Will INTO THE WOODS Film Version Satisfy Broadway Aficionados? Updating Live!Review Roundup - Will INTO THE WOODS Film Version Satisfy Broadway Aficionados? Updating Live!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 17, 2014

INTO THE WOODS, hitting theaters on December 25th, is a modern twist on the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. Let's see what the critics say! (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY Comes to 54 Below TonightTHE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY Comes to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The Sound Of Music Nuns' Christmas Party' tonight, December 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

Pasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams Join Broadway's CHICAGO TonightPasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams Join Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Tonight, December 1, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking musical Chicago welcomes two new leading players to the cellblock: German film and television star Pasquale Aleardi as Billy Flynn and Broadway favorite NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

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