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Ritz Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 48th St.

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Adaptation of a story by J. M. Kookolis and Scott Fagan

A group of young musicians achieve success in New York City, but pay the price.



BWW's On This Day - May 29, 2017
by - May 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

TampaRep Caps Sixth Season with Haunting Drama THE OTHER PLACE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

Tampa Repertory Theatre will close its sixth season with Sharr White's gripping psychological drama The Other Place at Studio 120 on the University of South Florida campus. (more...)

BWW Review: REPRISE at the Paradise Factory Theater Will Bring Audiences Back for More
by Kristen Morale - May 28, 2017

Written and directed by Emmy Award winner Eric Maierson and now in performances at Tom Noonan's Paradise Factory Theater, Reprise arrives for its World Premiere and packs quite a punch in the brief hour it takes to get through the entire ordeal. I say that with the utmost appreciation of how much of an emotional affect this show has on its audience. With three actors given the brunt of the work of keeping the audience thoroughly engaged in what's going on, they are spectacular in what they manage to do here. Three actors who, in the intimate drama that ensues, make you forget that a performance is being watched and instead allow those carnal feelings of lust, longing, love and confusion to completely take over. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2017
by - May 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 27, 2017
by - May 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Comic Solo Show CHEMO BARBIE Set for Premiere at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

In 2016, Heather Keller's world was rocked by a breast cancer diagnosis. Overnight, she went from being a healthy, vegan runner to a cancer patient and since then her life has been and continues to be an inspiring journey of growth filled with love, friendships, disappointments, betrayals and yes, even some humor. (more...)

PLANET CONNECTIONS THEATRE FESTIVITY 2017: 40 Plays in 28 Days Honoring 31 Charities Starts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

Planet Connections changes the landscape of New York theatre this year. The award-winning Planet Connections Theatre Festivity runs June 12 - July 9, 2017 at The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, NYC. WWW.PLANETCONNECTIONS.ORG (more...)

Photo Flash: GROUNDHOG DAY Vogues Before Act 2, HAMILTON Chicago Shares Make Up Routine, and More Saturday Intermission Pics!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2017

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! This week GROUNDHOG DAY vogues before reliving their day, HAMILTON Chicago shares a prep timelapse, and Paper Mill Playhouse's MARY POPPINS shares their very first SIP. Check out more Saturday Intermission Pics below! (more...)

Beatrice Arthur: ASTRAL DAME Descends Again on NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Jason B. Schmidt, premiere Bea Arthur aficionado, brings his one woman show Beatrice Arthur: ASTRAL DAME back to NYC for one night only, Tuesday June 13th at 7pm. (more...)

Jonathan Jackson + Enation's 'Revolution Of The Heart Video Premieres on CMT
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Today, CMT is exclusively premiering the new music video for “Revolution Of The Heart”  (Watch it HERE), the first single off Jonathan Jackson + Enation's forthcoming album Anthems For The Apocalypse out July 14, 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: In THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, a Linguist Can't Find the Right Words for Love, at Portland Playhouse
by Krista Garver - May 26, 2017

THE LANGUAGE ARCHIVE, the last show in Portland Playhouse's season, explores all of the ways language (spoken, written, nonverbal, even the language of food) both serves and fails us when it comes to human relationships. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Tacoma Little Theatre presents THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Tacoma Little Theatre presents the Northwest premiere of THE MAN WHO SHOT LIBERTY VALANCE, directed by David Domkoski. (more...)

Next To None Launch Video for New Single 'The Apple'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Rising young metallers Next To None recently announced the release of their forthcoming second album 'Phases' through InsideOutMusic in Europe and EMP Label Group in North America on July 7, 2017. (more...)

Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom and More Coming Up This June at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for June 5-June 11, featuring Troy Roberts, Amanda McBroom, Veronica Swift, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Ethan Gruska's 'Rather Be' Music Video Premieres at KCRW
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

A new video of Ethan Gruska performing his song “Rather Be” is premiering today at KCRW's music blog. Of the song and video, KCRW praises, “His warm and inviting voice resonates throughout this live, acoustic version of his song.” (more...)

George Pavlou's LITTLE DEVILS: THE BIRTH Coming to DVD Format
by Movies News Desk - May 26, 2017

Victoria, British Columbia: Canadian film distributor Shivers Entertainment is set to launch evil upon the world! Their latest launch is a re-release of director George Pavlou (Rawhead Rex, Transmutations) and writer Elliott Stein's LITTLE DEVILS: THE BIRTH. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 26, 2017
by - May 26, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Juliet Fischer
by Broadway's Backbone - May 26, 2017

n this episode: Juliet Fischer was on track to be a Prima-Ballerina until the puberty fairy came a smacked her with a wand. After years of touring, being a Rockette, and toe tapping in PBS' 'Crazy for You' she finally made her Broadway debut. (more...)

Thrillers Release Debut Album 'Break Free' ft. Twin Shadow & Back Talk
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Electro-pop-blood-brothers THRILLERS are masters of crafting summer-sentric pop songs you won't be able to stop dancing to. (more...)

SOAP to Bring THE MESSY SHOW to Williamsburg This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

NYC sketch group SOAP will host three different performances of "The Messy Show" this summer at a secret DIY outdoor venue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to the start of Memorial Day Weekend: It's Friday, May 26, 2017 and time to live life dramatically! It really sounds like we should be cutting a ribbon somewhere to herald the start of the long weekend that kicks off summer, but instead we sit here in front of a computer screen, remembering and reminiscing, in hopes of providing you with something to read while you sit by the pool, waiting for the SPF37 to kick in! (more...)

BWW Interview: WRITER HERB KAUDERER
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 26, 2017

BWW Interview: WRITER HERB KAUDERER (more...)

READY FOR SUMMER-Rooftop Bars, Al Fresco Dining, Outdoor Entertainment and More
by Marina Kennedy - May 26, 2017

With the nice weather on the rise, the great outdoors beckons New Yorkers to discover al fresco dining, rooftop bars and summer entertainment. Check out our list of places where you can enjoy sun drenched days and starry nights while indulging in great food and drink. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! ANNIE to Take the Stage at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Leapin' lizards! For the very first time, America's favorite red headed orphan will be gracing the stage at Flat Rock Playhouse in the Broadway hit sensation, Annie. Do not miss what is considered one of the best family musicals ever written, running June 9th through July 2nd on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage located in the Village of Flat Rock. (more...)

Mano Le Tough & More Remix Phil Kieran's 'Blinded By The Sun'
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Almost a year since Phil Kieran released Blinded By The Sun, and following on from Roman Flügel and Andrew Weatherall remixes, Hot Creations return with a second remix package. Mano Le Tough, Matthew Herbert and David Holmes join forces to create a set of flawless cuts. (more...)

DVR Alert: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, COME FROM AWAY Cast Will Visit THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - May 25, 2017

BWW has learned that Tony Award-nominee and star of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Ben Platt will perform on ABC's THE VIEW on Thursday, June 1st. On Friday, June 2nd, the cast of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY will perform. (more...)

Photo Flash: Radio City Rockettes Join Forces with the USO for Fleet Week and More
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Madison Square Garden Company announced today that the Radio City Rockettes and the United Service Organizations (USO) are re-energizing a more than 70-year association between the two historic organizations. The Radio City Rockettes are making various appearances across the country in the upcoming months to honor the courage and dedication of the service men and women and their families who have devoted their lives to serving their country. (more...)

Jacques d'Amboise's National Dance Institute Shares The Power of Movement with Millions
by Christina Pandolfi - May 25, 2017

It's May 8, 2017 and I'm sitting in the National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts' quaint auditorium in Upper Manhattan, waiting for the students to take the stage. As part of the celebrated Art Nest series, this evening's mixed medium program centers on the loneliest woman in mythology: Medusa. But as the audience quiets for NDI Founder Jacques d'Amboise's speech, it is exactly the opposite feelings of community and togetherness that drum up pure joy. (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. (more...)

'A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra' to Be Released 11/3
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On November 3, A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released by Sony Music's Legacy Recordings in partnership with Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the late icon's sons to administer their father's catalog and safeguard his legacy. (more...)

Tony Winner Bill Irwin to Take the Stage in Reading of Jodi Rothe's AGORA
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

The Directors Company has announced the reading of Agora a new play by Jodi Rothe, featuring Tony Award Winner Bill Irwin. The reading is being directed by Michael Pressman. (more...)

BWW Previews: BANDISH 20-20000 HZ at Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
by Zofeen Maqsood - May 25, 2017

Traveling through a wonderful maze of seven decades chronicling relationships, emotions and cultures Purva Naresh's Bandish 20-20000 Hz will Soon be showed in Mumbai after having completed a successful run in Delhi. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief May 25th, 2017 - THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The new musical THE BOY WHO DANCED ON AIR bows tonight at Abingdon! (more...)

Jordan Harrison's THE AMATEURS to Bring 14th-Century Pageant Players to the Vineyard
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 season will include the world premiere of THE AMATEURS by Jordan Harrison (2015 Pulitzer Prize finalist for MARJORIE PRIME) directed by Oliver Butler (THE OPEN HOUSE, Obie Award for Direction). (more...)

Phoenix Chorale's Charles Bruffy to Step Down in October
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

After 18 seasons, Charles Bruffy plans to step down from his position as Artistic Director of the Phoenix Chorale at the end of October 2017. The concerts in October will celebrate Bruffy and his accomplishments with the Phoenix Chorale, featuring a 'Bruffy's Best' theme.  (more...)

Alex Newell, Ryann Redmond to Headline BROADWAY DREAMS SING DREW FORNAROLA at Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway Dreams and writer Drew Fornarola (STRAIGHT, Claudio Quest) will team up to present an evening of songs from Fornarola's musicals at the beautiful new Green Room 42 on 42nd Street. The event will be held on June 12th at 8pm and will help kick off the Broadway Dreams New York City Musical Theatre Intensive. Tickets are $20. (more...)

The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Marking an incredible milestone of presenting 'stars under the stars,' the HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival presented by Bank of America with Swedish Fish, JLL, WeWork, and Time Out in association with Bryant Park Corporation, celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a New York themed line-up. The free outdoor festival returns Monday evenings at sunset, beginning June 19 and running through August 21.  (more...)

BWW Previews: CLOWNTOWN at Judy Bayley Theatre At The University Of Nevada, Las Vegas
by Debbie Hall - May 25, 2017

In a world where clowns are born, "Clowntown" is an original musical combining murder, romance, laughs and big shoes. The musical created by Le Reve Musical Director Michael Brennan and Composer's Showcase Co-founder John Masse will debut at the Judy Bayley Theatre May 27-28. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING Steams Up Heinz Hall
by Dylan Shaffer - May 25, 2017

It's the classic story of Baby and her family vacation to Kellerman's resort. The sun is hot, the family activities are campy, and the dancing is dirtier than ever. The staged version of the 1987 movie of the same name, Dirty Dancing is a surprisingly sensational show. (more...)

All-Female Mariachi Flor de Toloache and More Coming Up in Latinx Lineup at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Joe's Pub will host an exciting and diverse array of upcoming Latinx events! Highlights include all-women mariachi group Mariachi Flor de Toloache on June 16 and 17; singer/songwriter Dorian Wood performing songs from his new album XALÁ on June 24; Argentine folk band Mavi Diaz & Las Folkies with special guest Maria Volonte on July 19; Cuban son and bolero outfit El Septeto Santiaguero on July 28; That's Not Tango celebrating Astor Piazzolla on the 25th anniversary of his death on August 5 and 6; and, Brazilian pop musician Aline Muniz on August 10. Complete show information follows! (more...)

BWW Review: THE MIKADO, Richmond Theatre
by Gary Naylor - May 25, 2017

The Mikado is as much as ever in this all male version that showcases the great songs with some fine voices. (more...)

Guitarist Rob Reischak Comes to the Whisky
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Rob Reischak may not be a household word in the music world, but it carries a lot of weight among fans of the jazz band Vaud and the Villains. The young guitarist, who is an integral part of the 19-piece band, is set to perform with actress/singer Glennellen Anderson ("Stranger Things") on June 1 at the Whisky a Go Go, 8901 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069. (more...)

SOJA Release New Single 'Bad News'; Announce 35+ Date National Amphitheater Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Washington DC-based global stars SOJA have released the new single 'Bad News' today at all digital music services. T (more...)

Skirball Cultural Center Announces Lineup for 21st Annual SUNSET CONCERTS Series
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Skirball Cultural Center proudly presents the twenty-first season of its annual free summertime concert series, Sunset Concerts. Coinciding with the Skirball's latest exhibition, Paul Simon: Words & Music (on view through September 3), the new season draws inspiration from Paul Simon's pioneering efforts to bring world music to pop audiences while building bridges across cultures. (more...)

BWW Review: TWELFTH NIGHT, Shakespeare's Globe
by Debbie Gilpin - May 24, 2017

This seems to be the year of Twelfth Night, with the National Theatre's production recently closing and several other touring companies taking it on. But what better place to bring it to life than the Globe, in Emma Rice's 'Summer of Love'? It now plays alongside Daniel Kramer's Romeo and Juliet, making it the first of Shakespeare's comedies being performed there this season. (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Announces Top to Bottom Renovation of 4th Street Home at BLOCK PARTY
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

One of the city's oldest, continuously operating theater companies, La MaMa, celebrated the conclusion of its 55th season, and announced the $15 million renovation of its New York City landmark building at 74 East 4th Street in Manhattan with "Dancing in The Street", a BLOCK PARTY on Saturday, May 20th from 11AM to 4PM. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Review: Ebony Rep's FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is the Summer Party You Don't Want to Miss
by Ellen Dostal - May 24, 2017

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its successful Broadway run in an out-and-out stellar revival at Ebony Repertory Theatre in Los Angeles. It's the summer party you don't want to miss! (more...)

Michael Terence Publishing Announce the Release of 'For A Few Dollars Less' a Novel by Elliot Stanton
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

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RLJ Entertainment & AMC Networks' Shudder Sign Up for Some MAYHEM
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2017

RLJ Entertainment and AMC Networks' Shudder are partnering on the North American release of Joe Lynch's action/thriller MAYHEM through a deal finalized at the 70th Cannes International Film Festival. (more...)

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