Song and Dance on Tour

Broadway's Hit Musical 42ND STREET Dances Into The Grand!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd Street comes to The Grand in a sparkling new production, Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 2:30 and 8 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: FLOWER DRUM SONG at Mu Performing Arts & Park Square Theatre
by Karen Bovard - Jan 31, 2017

FLOWER DRUM SONG is a hard show to mount. It requires credible brief performances in the style of Beijing Opera, multiple large production numbers in a variety of nightclub styles, plus a large cast of Asian American characters who can sing, dance, and act. (more...)

Xian Zhang Leads New Jersey Symphony in 2017-18 Season - Jason Alexander, Pianist Jeremy Denk and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra and Music Director Xian Zhang announce the Orchestra's classical, pops and family programs for the 2017-18 season, Zhang's second as the Orchestra's critically acclaimed artistic leader. The NJSO brings a diverse range of compelling programs to six venues across the Garden State, with highlights including classical masterworks, a Winter Festival celebrating foreign artists and composers who found creative inspiration on America's welcoming shores, film-with-orchestra presentations of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial and music- and comedy-filled performances with Tony Award-winning star Jason Alexander. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Panella - Please Support Straight Plays
by Guest Blogger: Christopher Panella - Jan 30, 2017

We love musicals. Musicals are so common, so known, and so loved. Almost everyone knows of iconic musicals like Wicked and Chicago. Every theater kid knows every word to The Phantom of the Opera. The best part about musicals is that they are universally popular. The idea of a musical is not a niche, cult-followed topic. Musicals are enjoyed by the non-theater people as well. I mean, look at Hamilton. Its popularity beyond the theater community is staggering. But what about the other side of theater? What about the side where performers do not break out into Song and Dance every few minutes, solve their problems with a six-minute tap number, or sing catchy lyrics that stick in the audience's mind for the next few weeks? Yes, I am talking about straight plays. Why don't we hear about their impact and popularity? Why don't I see theater kids running around wearing The Glass Menagerie shirts instead of Dear Evan Hansen? This leads to the basis of this article: let's support straight plays.  (more...)

Snow Day Deal! Get $25 Rush Tickets to CAGNEY Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Today's forecast... flurries with a chance of Cagney! The show must go on folks, and now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for the 2PM matinee today, Thursday, February 9. (more...)

Ed Dixon to Discuss GEORGIE, Memoir at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome actor, author and playwright Ed Dixon for a discussion about his new play GEORGIE: My Adventures with George Rose. (more...)

Broadway Stars Courtney Reed and Lauryn Ciardullo Teach an ALADDIN Workshop in NYC, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

A Class Act NY, the acting studio for kids and teens, offers the opportunity to work with Broadway Stars Courtney Reed and Lauryn Ciardullo in a one-day ALADDIN workshop. Courtney and Lauryn can both be seen in ALADDIN on Broadway! (more...)

Rubin Museum Announces March Talks, Music, Films, Meditation and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Rubin Museum has announced its March programs. (more...)

Tony Danza to Encore STANDARDS & STORIES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Beloved stage and screen star Tony Danza (TV's 'Taxi' & 'Who's The Boss'; Broadway's Honeymoon In Vegas) returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with Tony Danza: Standards & Stories for six performances only: February 24 & 25, March 17, 18 & 31 and April 1 at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: WOLFGANG AMADEUS GROUNDLING - A Classic Symphony of Laughs For Your Honest Enjoyment
by Gil Kaan - Feb 6, 2017

The Groundlings' current laugh-packed Friday & Saturday night show WOLFGANG AMADEUS GROUNDLING had their sold-out house howling at their collective expertise in mining comedy gold from the most un-amusing of situations - divorce, alcoholism, being laid off, impotence, embarrassing parents. The talented Groundling members pretty much play everything straight with few punchlines, with but loads of truthfully funny circumstances. (more...)

BWW Review: Brilliant FUCKING A From Iron Crow
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 6, 2017

Victimization and bad choices are then so intertwined that to speak of individual moral agency seems almost pointless. And this holds true almost as much for the oppressors as for the oppressed. (more...)

Mitch Albom's HOCKEY - THE MUSICAL to Skate Into East Lansing This August
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Sports and theater fans alike will rejoice in the new musical comedy Hockey - The Musical!, by acclaimed author Mitch Albom. The first of its kind, this musical celebrates the beloved sport of hockey in the most unlikely way possible! Hockey - The Musical! skates into East Lansing on Thursday, August 24, through Saturday, August 26, 2017. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2017

Today, Producer BONNIE LYTHGOE announced that one of Australia's most popular all round theatre, television, radio and film performers TODD McKENNEY will play the role of 'Captain Hook' in the World Premiere of THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN & TINKER BELL. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 5, 2017

Put on a happy face because the Tony Award winning composer of BYE BYE BIRDIE, APPLAUSE, ANNIE, and countless others, Charles Strouse, invites Rob and Kevin into his penthouse apartment for a two part interview about his life and career. (more...)

SBIFF Presents Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling with Outstanding Performers Awards for LA LA LAND
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2017

The 32nd Santa Barbara International Film Festival continued its star-studded festival by feting La La Land's Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone with the Outstanding Performers Award presented by Belvedere last night. The Arlington Theatre was teeming with hundreds of fans and Gosling and Stone graciously stopped for autographs and photos.  (more...)

Award Winning Comedy At Sheffield Theatres This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

???????Contrasting laugh out loud comedy with sharp satire, Edinburgh Festival favourites Jamie Wood (Thursday 9 February), Letters to Windsor House (Friday 24 February) and Kieran Hurley's Heads Up (Thursday 16 March) visit the Studio this spring with a varied bag of delights to make you smile. (more...)

BWW Review: John Kander Musicalizes Another Dark and Dangerous Subject In KID VICTORY
by Michael Dale - Feb 24, 2017

Though the brilliant musicals that composer John Kander created with his late lyricist partner Fred Ebb frequently tackled dark and violent issues (CABARET, CHICAGO, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS among them), they did so with a shiny, often cynical veneer of show-biz. Snazzy melodies and joyful lyrics barely hid horrific subtext. (more...)

Tony Danza Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below Beginning Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Beloved stage and screen star Tony Danza (TV's 'Taxi' & 'Who's The Boss'; Broadway's Honeymoon In Vegas) returns to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW with Tony Danza: Standards & Stories for six performances only, beginning tomorrow: February 24 & 25, March 17, 18 & 31 and April 1 at 7pm. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Adam Kantor and More Sign on for Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY, a celebration of all that's new and exciting on the Great White Way, returns for its second installment, March 27 - April 2. This year's theme is 'The Art of Collaboration,' spotlighting the alchemy that turns music, book, choreography, and staging into theatrical magic. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Preview New STORY SONGS Album in NJ, NYC and CA This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley - co-starring in the recent smash hit M. Night Shayamalan film Split opposite James McAvoy - will come to the New York area this season for four appearances, including for two concerts in March to preview her new album Story Songs from Palmetto Records, to be released on Friday, April 7. (more...)

Organic Rosés from France and Spain to Sweeten Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Spring has almost sprung and with it comes the beginning of rosé season. But with the sophisticated varieties now available, rosé wines have become a popular choice throughout the year. (more...)

Oscar Cocktails from Mixologist Tommy Lansaw and JIM BEAM
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 22, 2017

Mixologist Tommy Lansaw shares his inventive cocktail recipes for Oscar season that use Jim Beam Black. (more...)

Ed Dixon to Discuss GEORGIE and Sign Memoir at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome actor, author and playwright Ed Dixon for a discussion about his new play GEORGIE: My Adventures with George Rose. The Wednesday, February 22nd event will begin at 5pm. It is free to the public. Following the discussion, Mr. Dixon will sign copies of his memoir, Secrets Of a Life On Stage... And Off. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE WILD PARTY at the Other Palace - Updated!
by Review Roundups - Feb 21, 2017

Set against a backdrop of Manhattan decadence and 1920's excess, The Wild Party tells the story of Queenie and Burrs, a Vaudeville showgirl and a Vaudeville clown whose relationship is marked by vicious behaviour and recklessness. In an attempt to salvage their toxic union, they decide to throw a party to end all parties. (more...)

Tony Danza's Hit Show STANDARDS & STORIES Comes to Patchogue Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) - For one night only, beloved star of stage and screen, Tony Danza, will make his Patchogue debut with his hit cabaret act, 'Standards & Stories' on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Tickets are on sale now.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Danza Makes His Return to 54 Below with STANDARDS AND STORIES
by Julie Musbach - Feb 21, 2017

After a triumphant series of concerts at Feinstein's/54 Below, the one and only Tony Danza is returning with his cabaret show Standards and Stories. Tony will be performing six shows,  February 24 & 25, March 17, 18 & 31 and April 1 at 7pm. He was kind enough to take some time out of his sunny day in Los Angeles to speak to me about the upcoming series and things currently going on in his career. (more...)

BWW Review: THE WILD PARTY, The Other Palace
by Gary Naylor - Feb 21, 2017

The Wild Party is plenty wild enough, but its overly ambitious book and parade of cookie-cutter characters means that it never lands a knockout punch - or song. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

BWW Review: Stunning ZOOT SUIT Revival at Taper Mirrors Present Day Politics
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2017

Let's get one thing perfectly clear from the get.go. Luis Valdez's Zoot Suit which premiered at the Mark Taper Forum and on Broadway in 1978, is a milestone. Broadway had not seen anything quite like it up to that point. First of all, it put Mexicans into the mainstream ... and their Pachuco culture, including their music and dance. In form it's a serious play about the Zoot Suit murders of 1942 in Southern California, but it is laced with humor, Song and Dance, classifying it in both realms of fact and fantasy. Now, after 39 years, in the 50th anniversary year of Center Theatre Group, Zoot Suit returns in an all new revival, once again directed by the brilliant Valdez. It has a fantastic cast, is high on entertainment value...and its issues do indeed mirror those present in today's politically ruthless world. (more...)

Women of Ireland to Take the Eisemann Center Stage Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Lovers of Celtic music are in for an enchanting evening when Women of Ireland takes to the Eisemann Center stage. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017


Alan Gilbert Leads NY Philharmonic In ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, With YoYo Ma As Soloist, 3/15-18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the New York Premiere of The Marie-Josee Kravis Composer-in-Residence Esa-Pekka Salonen's Cello Concerto - a New York Philharmonic co-commission with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Barbican Centre, and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg - with Yo-Yo Ma as soloist. (more...)

The Chan Centre presents Noche Flamenca's ANTIGONA, A Fierce Union of Flamenco and Greek Tragedy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at the University of British Columbia (UBC) presents Noche Flamenca'sAntigona, their critically-acclaimed work fusing flamenco and Greek tragedy, March 12 at 7pm in the Chan Shun Concert Hall. Adapted from Sophocles' Antigone, and starring Bessie-award winner Soledad Barrio as the lead, Antigona looks at repression, heroism and loss in a fiery, multi-media spectacle. (more...)

BWW Review: SEE ME NOW, Young Vic
by Kelly McElroy - Feb 17, 2017

'See Me Now' is a one act performance piece that leads us through the lives of sex workers of all sexualities, genders and ages and explains how they each came to be part of the industry. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Two weeks ago Producer BONNIE LYTHGOE announced that one of Australia's favourite (and hardest working) performers TODD McKENNEY will play 'Captain Hook' in the World Premiere of THE ADVENTURES OF PETER PAN & TINKER BELL.  (more...)

Valentine's Day, Tony Danza, and Carmen Cusack at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 14, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination. Tickets & Info: (646)-476-3551. 254 W 54th St. Celalr, NYC 10019 (more...)

BWW Review: Everyman Delivers a Rich Production of GREAT EXPECTATIONS
by Cybele Pomeroy - Feb 14, 2017

Director Tazewell Thompson, handling a tale that is heavy on narrative, guides the pliable ensemble to a performance that is dynamic, touching, amusing, lively and filled with gothic foreshadowing. Every sequence unfolds a new delight, from slapstick action to nuanced characterization to the most hilarious rendition of Hamlet it has ever been my privilege to witness. Script, direction, casting, performance and tech are each remarkable renditions of their kind. The beautiful language is retained, but made perfectly clear by action and diction. Additionally, it's heartily funny. (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Pablo Di Pace Gets Ready for His 54 Below Debut
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 14, 2017

On February 21st and 22nd, TV star Juan Pablo Di Pace will take the stage at New York's 54 Below with a his new show, highlighting his Song and Dance skills, so far seen in London and Madrid. (more...)

Ken Bloom Wins Grammy Award for Best Album Notes for 'Shuffle Along' CD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Ken Bloom, author of the new book SHOW AND TELL: The New Book of Broadway Anecdotes has won a 2017 Grammy Award in the category Best Album Notes along with his collaborator Richard CarlinIt's for Harbinger's Sissle and Blake Sing HUFFLE ALONG CD. This was Bloom's second Grammy nomination. His recording of “Maxine Sullivan Sings Great Songs from the Cotton Club” was previously nominated as Best Jazz Vocal Album. (more...)

BWW Feature: Vengeance Has a Face in CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL
by Kristen Morale - Feb 13, 2017

Cruel Intentions takes Choderlos de Lacios' eighteenth century novel Les Liaisons dangereuses and brings themes of incest, manipulation and vengeance to new heights. Substituting ex-lovers with rivaling siblings and married women with virgin ingenues, Kumble gave turn of the century audiences the story of Kathryn Merteuil and Sabastian Valmont, teen step-siblings and lovers who make sport of ruining people's lives. Cruel Intentions has left such an impression on the minds and hearts of people everywhere…especially people like Jordan Ross and Lindsey Rosin (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW, CASA VALENTINA, and More Among Spinning Tree's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

Spinning Tree Theatre proudly announces the 2017-18 season of plays and musicals. Artistic Director Michael Grayman-Parkhurst: "Our 2017-18 season is a celebration of the human heart. With two Kansas City premieres, a little gem of a contemporary musical and an intimate retelling of a classic musical, our seventh season is a celebration of the human heart, art and humanity." (more...)

Art House Productions and 68 Productions present IN FULL COLOR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Art House Productions' hit show 'In Full Color' is back for Women's History Month with 20 more women of color from across the nation sharing their stories through monologues, poetry, Song and Dance. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Melissa Manchester to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Melissa Manchester returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for four performances only: March 3 and 4 at 7pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE, Starring Ed Dixon, Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Riki Kane Larimer, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank, present the New York premiere of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet).  (more...)

The Piano Men, INTO THE WOODS, MOMIX and More Set for Mayo Center This February & March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Mayo Performing Arts Center has announced its schedule of events for February through March (excluding Guest Attractions). Scroll down for details! (more...)

The New York Pops Presents LIFE IS A CABARET: THE SONGS OF KANDER AND EBB Featuring Caissie Levy and Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

On March 10, 2017 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will continue its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, by bringing to life the iconic partnership of Fred Ebb and John Kander, who celebrates his 90th birthday this year. (more...)

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