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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.

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Based on the screenplay by Jerry Belson

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Partner Communications Reports the Interest Rate for the Series D Notes for the Period Commencing on October 1, 2016 and Ending on December 30, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016


BWW Review: Pewitt's Star Turn Electrifies Keeton Theatre's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 7, 2016

There's something about Tonya Pewitt, a certain, almost indefinable, something that makes her an ideal musical theater leading lady (perhaps, we admit, that's a dated term in these politically correct times – we are, after all, in the 21st century and the election of the first woman president of the United States seems imminent – but in regard to Ms. Pewitt, we use the term affectionately, respectfully and even reverently), attributes that she has accumulated, if you will, in a lifetime spent as a fan of classic Broadway and film musicals. She's charming and oh-so-engaging, beautifully alive onstage in a way only great musical theater stars can be when the follow spot hits them upon their first entrance. (more...)

Best Western Celebrates 70 Years with a Smilebration
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016


Broadway Global Awards 2016 Producers of the Year to Cathy Rigby & Tom McCoy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Broadway Global is proud to announce the 2016 Producers of the Year winners, CATHY RIGBY McCOY & TOM McCOY. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NIGHT ALIVE at Quotidian Theatre Company
by Jenny Minich - Oct 25, 2016

I walked into The Writer's Center last Saturday cold and unfamiliar with the works of THE NIGHT ALIVE playwright Conor McPherson or Quotidian Theatre Company. Walking out, I was a happier person. (more...)

New Musicals Series, The PiTCH, Opens Submissions at Finger Lakes
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, headquartered in Auburn, N.Y., will begin accepting submissions on Nov. 1, 2016 for new musicals in all stages of development to be considered for the 2017 season of The PiTCH. (more...)

Grief, Love, & Social Media: JCTC Brings Gen-Y Festival Hit to Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The latest installment of the Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) Vanity Series, a that takes a fresh look at how our digitized online world is changing how we relate to each other, opens this week. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Get nostalgic, get your Docs! Put on your waffle shirt, best don't care limp hair, flannel, and (for some of us), return to that hot high school angst! Whatever the age, revel in a night of sexy dirty Grungery. The Love Show, Tragedy, and friends salute the sound that put Seattle on the r'n'r map with an evening of dance, burlesque, circus, music, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Joshua Bell - The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College
by Kathryn Kitt - Oct 24, 2016

Joshua Bell is a classical superstar: violinist, cultural ambassador, and all-around inspiration. Musical Director of The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, television performer (Mozart in the Jungle!), and subway station busker-provocateur, he's a deep and unique talent. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/24/2016 - 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK' and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 24, 2016

Today's big news: Jake Gyllenhaal leads SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE tonight at City Center! (more...)

SAM, Executive Produced by Mel Brooks, Set for October 11th Release
by Movies News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Vision Films will release “Sam” - the gender-bending romantic comedy directed by Nicholas Brooks & Executive Produced by his father Mel Brooks – to DVD & VOD on October 11th2016, with special theatrical events in New York and Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant Miracle
by Trevor Durham - Oct 23, 2016

Once in a very rare moment do you see community art shine, shine like a diamond in the rough, shine like nothing you could have hoped to find there. Rarely can one expect to find New York quality shows in a space outside of the great white way, perhaps Boston or Chicago. Not Broward, never Broward. Some blessings reach far, in the figure of Patrick Fitzwater and Slow Burn Theatre, opening their bright new season with a shock. Under a very exclusive contract, Fitzwater and his team are premiering The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a Disney produced show with only four productions ever produced. The score is one of the most challenging and daunting ever written, the characters dark as Victor Hugo's original novel, and technical nightmares never seen in south Florida. Somehow, through the magic of his performers (and a full choir), Fitzwater puts on a premiere that rivals New York, a show that most have never seen before, certainly one of the greatest productions the state has ever seen. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Matthew Ford Sings from Daniel and Laura Curtis' OVERTURE Album!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Composers Daniel and Laura Curtis have pulled together an array of Broadway and West End stars for their OVERTURE album- now available for pre-order and released 24th October. (more...)

Recent Cutbacks to Return to The PIT with KEVIN!!!!!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

The PIT has announced the return of acclaimed company Recent Cutbacks with their new parody, KEVIN!!!!!. (more...)

Rising French Star Malikk Unveils I LIKE IT EP
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

In between flying all over the globe to festivals such as Sonar in Barcelona and ADE in Amsterdam, Malikk had time to sign a deal with Jango Music to release the 'I Like It EP' and it looks set to ensure Malikk's rise continues. (more...)

BWW Review: Ruthie Foster Comes to the Abbey Bar
by Tory Gates - Oct 20, 2016

Expect a "hallelujah time," she told me, for those who'd never seen her, and she would be right... (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...)

BWW Review: Consummate Entertainer Sidney Myer Delights in His Return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by Alix Cohen - Oct 20, 2016

Twelve years after his last full show and a full 36 since he performed at the venerable Laurie Beechman Theatre, entertainer (and Don't Tell Mama booker) Sidney Myer commanded the stage as if he'd been there yesterday. I attended the second of three sold-out presentations marked as fundraisers for The Mabel Mercer Foundation, likely the only organization for which Sidney would take on such a project. The concerts are a 'thank you' to the art's standard bearer and its creator Donald Smith, who gave Sidney wide exposure and exceptional latitude at every Cabaret Convention from the third on, a tradition maintained today. (more...)

BWW Review: Can't Help Falling for ALL SHOOK UP
by Trevor Durham - Oct 19, 2016

Director Tom Ossowski gives a loving tribute to rock and roll. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alyssa Sileo - Candle Chronicles - GCIT International Thespian Society Troupe 5480 Inductions
by Guest Blogger: Alyssa Sileo - Oct 19, 2016


Casting Announced for ANNIE at The Fox
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Going into its third smash year, with over 575 blockbusting performances under her belt, this production of ANNIE, a new incarnation of the 1977 Tony Award®-winning original, continues to be met with standing ovations and effusive reviews! (more...)

BWW Review: BUN Musical
by Albertus Raynaldi - Oct 19, 2016

(BUN Musical Review) The Smile of Shangkarta town has disappeared. The smell of 'Bun' bread that has always been fragrant, hadn't come out for a long time. Even the magic chose to hide in the darkness. (more...)

BWW Review: Anneliese van der Pol Shows Off a Touch of Star Quality at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - Oct 18, 2016

Invoking Barbra, Judy and a host of other mononymous musical divas, Anneliese van der Pol came to play during her solo show at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 29. Winningly self-deprecating, van der Pol (VANITIES) kept the show moving and refreshingly loose, joking after the first number, 'So I'm Laura Benanti...' (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION Roars at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 17, 2016

THE LION is an autobiographical show told through song in this one man, one act performance, Benjamin Scheuer, is the singer, song writer, and subject as he reflects on his life up until this point. Playing at The Old Globe until October 30th. (more...)

by Roger Catlin - Oct 17, 2016

One of the failings of human beings is the hesitance to visit those who have lost loved ones. We wonder about the right thing to say when the actual requirement is to be present and to listen. That's all that's asked of audience members for 'The Year of Magical Thinking,' Joan Didion's adaptation of her own award-winning memoir into a one-woman play, now at Arena Stage. (more...)

New Bangtower Album 'With N With Out' Available for Pre-Order Now
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Declassified Records announced today the newest album from progressive fusion legends “BangTower” entitled “With N With Out”, is now available for official Pre-Order from PledgeMusic. (more...)

BWW Review: Simon Stephens' HEISENBERG Flirts With Romantic Uncertainty
by Michael Dale - Oct 14, 2016

If you've ever sat down with a potential lover to have a serious talk about where your relationship is and how fast it's developing, you may be pursuing a lost cause, according to German physicist Werner Heisenberg's 1927 Uncertainty Principle. (more...)

BWW Review: Kennesaw State University's A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Justin Cole Adams - Oct 14, 2016

Kennesaw State University opens their two-week run of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE to share a story of community and acceptance. (more...)

BWW Review: ALL THE WAY LIVE! at Kennedy Center is Oh So Fly!
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 14, 2016

Put your hands in the air and wave them up high; it's time to talk about (say it with me!) All the Way Live! The Kennedy Center and B-Fly Entertainment co-commissioned this high-energy and well-crafted show and I can truly say it is a match made in hip-hop heaven. (more...)

BWW Interview: MAC Award Winner Celia Berk Discusses Her Latest Album MANHATTAN SERENADE and Her Lifelong Love Affair with New York
by Ashley Steves - Oct 13, 2016

Ask Celia Berk what she loves about New York and she'll give you a list. Or, better yet, an album. Corporate executive by day, cabaret chanteuse by night (and a damn good one), Berk has won a MAC Award (New York Debut – Female), a Bistro Award (Vocalist), a BWW Award (NY Cabaret Debut), and The Margaret Whiting Award from The Mabel Mercer Foundation since her 2014 debut album You Can't Rush Spring. Her latest, Manhattan Serenade, is an eclectic collection of New York and New York-esque songs steeped in nostalgia and romance, complete with arrangements by Alex Rybeck and a stunning orchestra. Extended by popular demand, Berk will celebrate its release once more at the Metropolitan Room this Friday, October 14 at 7:00 pm. Before the show, we sat down for a discussion on her love note to New York, carving out a space for yourself in the city, and typical New York resilience. (more...)

2016 Columbus Marathon Features 'Children's Champions' - Meet Louis, Age 16
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 13, 2016

BWW Fitness World is pleased to feature Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon and 1/2 Marathon's 'Children's Champions' by showcasing one miraculous patient per day, leading up to the Marathon on October 16, 2016.   (more...)

Michael Matteo Rossi to Wreak VENGEANCE on TV This Winter
by TV News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Writer/director Michael Matteo Rossi, fresh off the success of the recently completed 'Sable', is now set to take on the small screen with his original series 'Vengeance'. The show is a dark thriller set in the world of drug lords and mobsters and a superheroic lead character. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Making a Child of Destiny: 'The Andretta Tillman Story, a new documentary about the life of the innovative manager and architect of Beyonce and Destiny's Child, will make its world premiere in Houston, Texas, on November 14, 2016, at the prestigious Alamo Draft House Cinemas - The Vintage, with filmmakers and members of the cast in attendance for red carpet media interviews and a post-screening panel discussion. (more...)

ASICS Launches 'Go The Extra Mile' Campaign for the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ASICS America Corporation, true sport performance brand and the official footwear and apparel partner of the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon, announced today the launch of the ASICS Extra Mile campaign. The multi-channel brand campaign includes digital, social, advertising, outdoor and retail activations, live events and an enhanced online experience on (more...)

BWW Recap: Krysta Rodriguez, Jennifer Simard Guest on YOUNGER as Liza Saves a Bookstore
by Matt Smith - Oct 12, 2016

Liza's got it all in for herself in this week's installment (and yes, I know I say that every week, but with this show and her predicament, would you really expect anything less?) After settling everything by 'roasting marshmallows' with Josh, Liza gives him a break this week (once again, to contemplate their relationship) but also to head back to New Jersey once again. And no, she's not pickin' up any truffle butter this time 'round; she's going to cash in on a brilliant idea to save a bookstore… with less than favorable results. (Okay, yes, I know I say that every week, too, but seriously.. come on! Have you seen the show?!) Meanwhile, Kelsey heads back into the dating scene, Lauren ends up in a dating dilemma… and somewhere in there, Diana passes out. It's all ahead (or behind), so if you're intrigued…. read on, read on!! (more...)

The African Children's Choir to Host 2016 ChangeMakers Gala This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

The African Children's Choir is coming back this fall to perform at their 8th Annual ChangeMakers Gala in NYC, hosted by Carla Gugino from Showtime's new show ROADIES, with an exclusive performance by the African Children's Choir, invited athletes, and special friends! (more...)

'Strength in My Storm: Faith and Breast Cancer' is Released
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

HOUSTON, Oct. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Katy, TX author and speaker Michelle Perzan has published and launched a beautiful and emotion challenging story about her walk through breast cancer. She details the loss of family, testing of her faith, and wraps up with an overwhelming sense of encouragement and joy! (more...)

Brian Wilson to Bring Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary Tour to Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

With one of the most in demand concert outings of the year, music legend Brian Wilson is extending the final performance run of his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour and includes a stop at Hershey Theatre onTuesday, April 25 at 8:00 p.m.  (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016


BWW Review: Heartwarming BILLY ELLIOT at Ocean State Theatre Company
by Andria Tieman - Oct 11, 2016

BILLY ELLIOT, the musical based on the movie of the same name, follows the development of a dance prodigy in Northern England during the 1984 miner's strike.  The story examines the juxtaposition between the working class world of mining and the posh world of dancing, along with traditional masculine ideals and family sacrifice.  The musical version features some truly fantastic dancing and standout vocal performances that create a show that is both dazzling and heartwarming to watch. (more...)

BWW Review: SKULLDUGGERY: The Musical Prequel to Hamlet, a Rowdy Good Time
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 11, 2016

I love a good prequel, especially when a contemporary playwright decides to take on the back story of a hallowed play by the likes of William Shakespeare. I mean, come on. Daring to tread on that playing field takes some guts because you know before you begin that audiences are going to have high expectations of your work. They also know where you need to end your story in order for Shakespeare's to begin so getting there must be highly inventive and worthy of its foregone conclusion. (more...)

Brian Wilson's PET SOUNDS Tour to Stop at Dr. Phillips Center Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

With one of the most in-demand concert outings of the year, music legend Brian Wilson extends the final performance run of his Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour. (more...)

SEESO Greenlights Paul Reiser's Coming of Age Series THERE'S...JOHNNY!'
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Seeso today announced the greenlighting of “THERE'S… JOHNNY!,” an eight episode comedy series set behind the scenes at “THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JOHNNY CARSON.” (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

From October 21 - November 20, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the New England Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, a bold new musical by Broadway legends John Kander and Fred Ebb about a sensational true story that changed American history.  (more...)

PCPA Presents an Enchanted BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Pacific Conservatory Theatre presents a tale as old as time, Disney's Beauty and the Beast. It plays November 3 - December 23 in Santa Maria's Marian Theatre, then under the stars in the Solvang Festival Theater June 15 - July 2. (more...)

BWW Review: Hale Academy's LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, JR. is Energetic
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 11, 2016

The Hale Academy for the Performing Arts at Hale Center Theater Orem is currently presenting LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL, JR. in a youth production that is sure to bring a Smile to your face. (more...)

BWW Blog: Monica Furman - Creating, Serving, and Connecting to Humanity
by Guest Blogger: Monica Furman - Oct 10, 2016

Hey. It's been a while. And yet, three weeks seemed to have flown by. I guess that's senior year. Between homework, rehearsals, and work, I haven't been able to set aside enough time to write down my thoughts. But here we are, so let's do this. (more...)

BWW Review: Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS at freeFall Theatre is Darkly Funny & Terrifyingly Timely
by Peter Nason - Oct 10, 2016

One of the darkest musicals ever gets an A+ treatment at freeFall, thanks to an outstanding cast and director. (more...)

by Remy Holzer - Oct 10, 2016

I once fell in love with an album cover: Barbra Streisand, dressed in the height of granny chic, in a straw hat, drapey black cardigan and maxi skirt, and men's-style oxfords with rakish white socks...a desolate stage littered with sheet music...a rich burgundy-and-black color scheme. I first discovered Sondheim through that 1985 record, 'The Broadway Album,' and I still can't hear 'Pretty Women' without thinking of Streisand's sinuous interpretation. The talent who first burst forth onstage in 1962 in 'I Can Get It for You Wholesale'; who made a hilarious, touching 'Funny Girl' her signature role; who tackled 'A Star Is Born' in its third film incarnation-and who has stayed mostly in the spotlight professionally and mostly out of it personally over the last 54 years-has mellowed, but her voice is still completely unique, and her fans (old and new) still utterly devoted. Her political activism has become part of her shtick, and her recent live performance of a 'Send in the Clowns' parody mocking Donald Trump has become a popular clip online. She is, for lack of a less battered word, an icon, and fans thrilled to see her-as always, dressed for the occasion-hand the Tony for Best Musical to 'Hamilton' this year. (more...)

BWW Blog: Allison Rambler - Ode to NEWSIES
by Allison Rambler - Oct 10, 2016

A reflection of the Broadway show that captured my heart, in honor of the closing of the North American Tour of Newsies. (more...)

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