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Palace Theatre (New York, NY)
1564 Broadway at 47th
New York, NY
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Song and Dance is a musical comprising two acts, one told entirely in "Song" and one entirely in "Dance", tied together by a love story.

The first part is Tell Me On A Sunday, with lyrics by Don Black and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, about a young British woman's romantic misadventures in New York City and Hollywood. The second part is a ballet choreographed to Variations, composed by Lloyd Webber for his cellist brother Julian, which is based on the A Minor Caprice No. 24 by Paganini.

BWW Reviews: Bernadette Peters In Concert - A Legend Interpreting a Genius
by Tim Carney - Apr 9, 2014

Bernadette Peters is a music theatre icon unsurpassed by many, if any. Even if you've haven't seen her craft on display, she is bound to be on an original cast recording that you have tucked away amongst your collection. Peters graced the stage of Her Majesty's theatre in Melbourne last night on the final leg of her Australian tour with an orchestra of local artists under the guidance of her legendary musical director Marvin Laird. Her familiar tone and vibrato was on display and even if her voice happened to waiver in certain moments the connection she had with her lyric far surpassed any technical hic up. As composer Stephen Sondheim's muse, Peter's has had to clearly develop her interpretation of some of the more complex melodies and lyrics in the music theatre repertoire. It is in this pocket that she sits superior to any of her peers. Her delivery of Send In The Clowns from A Little Night Music and Losing My Mind from her most recent Broadway show Follies prove to be Peter's stand out performances on this evening. The combination of piano, clarinet and voice in Send In The Clowns is as close to perfection as you could get. (more...)

Flowertown Players to Present PIPPI LONGSTOCKING: THE MUSICAL, 5/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Flowertown Players concludes its 2014 Children's Theatre season with Pippi Longstocking: the Musical with public performances May 3 and 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SCERA's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical comedy 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' is anything but drowsy with its energetic cast, charming script, lively music and a clever play-within-a-play approach that has been described as 'a love letter to musical theatre.' This nostalgic spoof of a 1920's Song and Dance extravaganza will play April 18 to May 10 at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at the SCERA Center for the Arts, 745 South State, Orem. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

SESAME STREET's Alan Muraoka Directs Olney Theatre Center's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Running Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, continues its critically-acclaimed 76th Anniversary season with the family musical Once On This Island today, April 9 - May 4, 2014 on the Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering Mickey Rooney
by Walter McBride - Apr 8, 2014

Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died on Sunday at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. BroadwayWorld remembers the stage and screen great below. (more...)

FUNNY FACE Makes Blu-ray Debut Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

Iconic movie musical FUNNY FACE, starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn, directed by Stanley Donen, is set for a long-awaited Blu-ray debut according to a new announcement. (more...)

Clear Space Theatre Offers Free Public Performances from Spring Classes, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach and their Arts Institute offers three free public performances from spring classes! (more...)

Porchlight's 'HOW TO SUCCEED' Opens 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre and Managing Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, April 26 - June 1 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The classic musical comedy, with book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert and songs by Frank Loesser features direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley, music direction by Kory Danielson, in his Porchlight debut and choreography by Porchlight Artistic AssociateBrenda Didier. Previews are Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 27 at 2 and 6 p.m. and Monday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/press night is Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. The regular run schedule is Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is an added matinee performance Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 for previews and $43.50 for all other performances. Single tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by phone at Stage 773, 773.327.5252. Groups of ten or more may receive discounts on tickets purchased via Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or grouptheatertix.com. (more...)

Carol Channing, Cher, Stephanie J. Block & More React to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Today, stars of stage and screen reacted to the passing of the stage and screen legend (more...)

Liza Minnelli Reacts to Passing of Mickey Rooney
by TV News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Stage legend Liza Minnelli posted the following statement on her Official Facebook page regarding the loss of the Hollywood star (more...)

Breaking News: Legendary Entertainer Mickey Rooney Dies at 93
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

According to TMZ, Mickey Rooney, who spent nearly his entire life in the show business, died today at 93, after being in ill health for quite some time. He appeared on Broadway in Sugar Babies (opposite fellow MGM legend Ann Miller) and The Will Rogers Follies. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/06/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 4/06/2014
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Soaking WET Presents the World Premiere of Tricia Brouk's COMMITTED, Now thru 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Committed is a dark and intensely beautiful book musical that hopes to not only entertain, but also create awareness around mental illness. The topic of mental illness needs to be more readily talked about with compassion and awareness. Committed is focused on eight people who are working through the pain of their mental illnesses at an Upper East Side psychiatric clinic during the late 80's. (more...)

Bernard Dotson Plays the Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

After performing two sold out shows, Broadway Song and Dance Man Bernard Dotson returns to the Metropolitan Room and brings storytelling and song in his debut cabaret show 'Bernard Dotson Live at the Metropolitan Room'. In this retrospective from Disney Parks and Tours to Broadway, Bernard brings his unique stories and song stylings to this very funny and heartfelt evening. (more...)

WICKED Plays to Over 57,000 Audience Members at Majestic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Broadway's biggest Blockbuster, WICKED, flew out of the Majestic Theatre on Sunday, March 30, after a 24-performance return engagement in San Antonio presented by Broadway in San Antonio. Over 57,000 patrons were in attendance this time around. The phenomenon returned by popular demand after record-breaking runs in 2009 and 2011, providing a significant impact on the local economy once again. (more...)

Media Theatre to Welcome Ann Crumb & Kelly Briggs in SUNSET BOULEVARD, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Media Theatre presents the Tony winning musical Sunset Boulevard, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's magnificent take on Billy Wilder's legendary film focusing on the silent film star Norma Desmond as she hopes for a return to screen glory during the advent of the talkies. (more...)

Tommy Tune to Play Enlow Hall, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Gene & Shelley Enlow Recital Hall at Kean University (Enlow Hall) concludes its fourth concert season when Broadway's legendary Song and Dance man Tommy Tune hits the stage high-stepping in "Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales" on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. (more...)

The Group Rep to Stage World Premiere Musical THE GHOST OF GERSHWIN, 5/9-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Group Rep presents the world premiere musical 'The Ghost of Gershwin,' with music by Wayland Pickard, book by Doug Haverty, lyrics by Laura Manning, directed by Jules Aaron, choreographed by Michele Bernath, and produced by Richard Alan Woody. The play runs May 9 through June 22, 2014, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm at the Lonny Chapman Theatre at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Hit the Stage at Suncoast Showroom, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Multitalented entertainer Ben Vereen will bring his one-man show to the Suncoast Showroom May 17 and 18. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Kansas City - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Denver - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Atlanta - Week of 4/13/2014
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4th Annual Show Choir Canada National Championships Return to Toronto Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

Following in the sequined heels of the highly successful TVO fall 2013 documentary UNSUNG: BEHIND THE GLEE, the 4th annual Show Choir Canada National Championships returns to Toronto, featuring a brand-new competition format and divisions, at the Toronto Centre for the Performing Arts, today, April 12, 2014. (more...)

Soaking WET Presents: The World Premiere of Tricia Brouk's COMMITTED, 4/17 - 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Committed is a dark and intensely beautiful book musical that hopes to not only entertain, but also create awareness around mental illness. The topic of mental illness needs to be more readily talked about with compassion and awareness. Committed is focused on eight people who are working through the pain of their mental illnesses at an Upper East Side psychiatric clinic during the late 80's. (more...)

Tony Monaco's One-Man Show THE ROAD TO DAMASCUS Opens at The Little Victory Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Tony Monaco's one-man musical, The Road to Damascus, leads to Los Angeles just in time for Easter and Passover. Inspired by the dramatic conversion of Rabbi Saul of Tarsus - the man who turned from murderer to saint (the Apostle Paul) - and the persecution of Jesus' followers after His crucifixion, Monaco's historical portrayal incorporates music, Song and Dance with Biblical themes, bringing to life this world-changing story in a characterization that shows why biographers refer to the Apostle Paul as 'The man who shook the world.' (more...)

Snowlion Repertory Company Opens THE ELEPHANT PIECE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A tribal dream of harmony and community is abruptly shattered by a band of roving vaudevillian miscreants who raucously sweep in and stage a faux 'minstrel show' to gorge themselves on stories of violence and chaos, and thus the musical The Elephant Piece launches the audience on a journey into musical mayhem and absurdist spectacle that ultimately touches the heart and gives hope that our species might just survive its own destructive nature. (more...)

Media Theatre to Welcome Ann Crumb & Kelly Briggs in SUNSET BOULEVARD, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Media Theatre presents the Tony winning musical Sunset Boulevard, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's magnificent take on Billy Wilder's legendary film focusing on the silent film star Norma Desmond as she hopes for a return to screen glory during the advent of the talkies. (more...)

JEKYLL AND HYDE, Bill Cosby, Wynton Marsalis, Cirque Dreams and More Set for Tobin Center's Inaugural 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts today announced the performance calendar for its inaugural 2014-15 season, with a total of 33 productions, performing groups and individual artists - exclusive of September grand opening events and subscription performances by its resident companies. The initial schedule totals 73 performances. And, there are more to come. (more...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Comes to The Wallis, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Wallis Center for the Performing Arts presents Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life for 19 performances only from May 9 - 24, 2014 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Maurice Hines, a Tony Award nominee, is a celebrated dancer, choreographer, director, and singer, whose impressive career spans over 40 years. Directed by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun (Broadway's Newsies and Grey Gardens), Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life features D.C.'s dynamic tap-dancing duo, the Manzari Brothers, as well as the all-female, nine-piece big band, The Diva Jazz Orchestra. (more...)

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