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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.


Industry Insight: Press Agent Switcheroo for HONEYMOON IN VEGASIndustry Insight: Press Agent Switcheroo for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Now according to the New York Post, similar drama is going down at Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas. Michael Riedel revealed that Miramontez's O&M will Soon take over tor the musical, which has been recently struggling at the box office, after press firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown resigned from the project. He writes: 'It didn't take Miramontez long to recover from Harvey's lashing. This week he joined 'Honeymoon in Vegas' after the veteran p.r. firm Boneau/Bryan-Brown resigned.' (more...)

World Premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino's UGLY LIES THE BONE Set for Roundabout UndergroundWorld Premiere of Lindsey Ferrentino's UGLY LIES THE BONE Set for Roundabout Underground
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the next Roundabout Underground production, the world premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone, a new play by Lindsey Ferrentino, directed by Patricia McGregor. Ugly Lies the Bone, which was presented as part of last year's Underground Reading Series at Roundabout, is the first-ever recipient of a Special Citation of Excellence from The Laurents / Hatcher Foundation. The cast and creative team will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Hauser & Wirth to Represent Mike Kelley FoundationHauser & Wirth to Represent Mike Kelley Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Mike Kelley Foundation for the Arts and Hauser & Wirth jointly announced today the gallery's exclusive worldwide representation of the Foundation. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 30, 2015

Today we are saluting one of the most iconic leading ladies in Broadway history in honor of her recently announced return to Broadway in Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, the one and only Chita Rivera. (more...)

Sharie C. Lockhart Releases PATTY PREPARES FOR HER LITTLE BROTHERSharie C. Lockhart Releases PATTY PREPARES FOR HER LITTLE BROTHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

NAPLES, Fla. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 30, 2015BWW's On This Day - January 30, 2015
by - Jan 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Neil Patrick Harris Promos NBC Variety Series in Super Bowl Spot!VIDEO: First Look - Neil Patrick Harris Promos NBC Variety Series in Super Bowl Spot!
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The Tony and Emmy winner appears in an all-new promo which will air this Sunday, February 1 during the SUPER BOWL. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Thursday, February 19, 2015Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Thursday, February 19, 2015
by TV Scoop - Jan 30, 2015

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Thursday, February 19, 2015! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alexandra Ncube of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Interviews: Alexandra Ncube of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle West - Jan 29, 2015

Alexandra Ncube, of The Book of Mormon, talks about tripping onstage, auditions and life on the road! (more...)

THRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY to Launch UK TourTHRILL ME: THE LEOPOLD & LOEB STORY to Launch UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

After a smash hit, critically acclaimed, award-winning Edinburgh Festival Fringe run, the musical Thrill Me: The Leopold & Loeb Story will tour the UK, opening with a two-week London season at Greenwich Theatre from Wednesday 8 - Saturday 18 April. (more...)

Adam Lambert Announces Upcoming Album 'The Original High'!Adam Lambert Announces Upcoming Album 'The Original High'!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

AMERICAN IDOL runner up Adam Lambert turned to Twitter this week to announce the name of his highly anticipated newest album. (more...)

DCINY to Present TWO CULTURES - ONE DREAM at Carnegie Hall, 2/16DCINY to Present TWO CULTURES - ONE DREAM at Carnegie Hall, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

On President's Day, Monday, February 16 at 7:00 pm, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) will present Two Cultures—One Dream at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium. (more...)

PAPAYA to Present MISS OPHELIA, 2/5-8PAPAYA to Present MISS OPHELIA, 2/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

PA Performing Arts for Young Audiences (PAPAYA) welcomes, Het Filaal, one of Netherlands' premiere theatre companies for young audiences and its playful and shadow-filled Miss Ophelia as the second show this season of PAPAYA at the Bride, an International Family Series presented in partnership with the Painted Bride Art Center. Het Filiaal comes to the United States exclusively for this PAPAYA engagement. Miss Ophelia will have four public performances and two student matinees February 5-8. Shows will take place at the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia. Tickets for PAPAYA at the Bride public performances are $20 for adults, $15 for students, and $10 for youth (12 and under). For tickets visit www.PAPAYAlive.org or www.paintedbride.org or call the Bride Box office at 215.925.9914. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Turns 27THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Turns 27
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 29, 2015

Today we celebrate 27th birthday of the longest-running show in Broadway history, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

Illusion Theater to Present THURGOOD, Starring James Craven, 3/6-15Illusion Theater to Present THURGOOD, Starring James Craven, 3/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The Illusion Theater's 40th Anniversary Season continues with a powerful play based on the life of Justice Thurgood Marshall, starring one of the Twin Cities' most venerable actors, James Craven. A journey of epic proportions, Thurgood is an eye-opening, humorous and uplifting portrait of a true American hero on stage March 6-15 at the downtown Minneapolis theater, located on the eighth floor of the Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave. Post-show panels and audience discussions follow each performance. (more...)

Idina Menzel Talks Upcoming National Anthem Performance & More on SI NOWIdina Menzel Talks Upcoming National Anthem Performance & More on SI NOW
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Menzel talked about being a tad nervous about singing the National Anthem before an audience of millions at this year's SUPER BOWL, but noted that the song has always been one of her favorites. (more...)

Review Roundup: A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2015 - GIGI, A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, STARCATCHER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/29/2015 - GIGI, A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, STARCATCHER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 29, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: GIGI opens in D.C., Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling take to the stage, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER heads off on another adventure and more! (more...)

CTC's THE BIGGEST LITTLE HOUSE IN THE FOREST to Delight Toddlers, Beginning 2/3CTC's THE BIGGEST LITTLE HOUSE IN THE FOREST to Delight Toddlers, Beginning 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

There's always room for one more in Children's Theatre Company's production of The Biggest Little House in the Forest, a play specially designed for children ages 2 through 5, opening February 3 through March 15, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Roundabout's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GODSTAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Roundabout's LITTLE CHILDREN DREAM OF GOD
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the Roundabout Underground world-premiere production of Little Children Dream of God, a new play by Jeff Augustin, directed byGiovanna Sardelli, and featuring Gilbert Cruz (Manuel), CarlHendrick Louis (Toussaint and Man), Maurice Jones (Joel), Chris Myers (Vishal), Deirdre O'Connell (Carolyn), Carra Patterson (Sula) and Crystal Lucas-Perry (Madison). Click below to go behind the scenes with the playwright and more! (more...)

WHEN THE MILK SOURS Book is ReleasedWHEN THE MILK SOURS Book is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

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Deborah Curtin Announces TODAY IS THE DAYDeborah Curtin Announces TODAY IS THE DAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

LONDONDERRY, N.H. (more...)

BWW Reviews: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, STORY LIGHT, Musically Big at Cleveland Play HouseBWW Reviews: FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, STORY LIGHT, Musically Big at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Jan 29, 2015

Cleveland Play House has in its recent history included small cast musicals in its offerings. Those shows included TAPPIN' THROUGH LIFE (Maurice Hines), BREATH AND IMAGINATION (Roland Hayes), WOODY SEZ; LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE (Woody Guthrie), THE DEVIL'S MUSIC: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BESSIE SMITH (Bessie Smith), and ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN (Janis Joplin). Each told a story about the person through their own words, their music, or from the mouths of those who knew them. Often they have been tied to Black History Month. (more...)

Kathy Bates Returning to CBS' MIKE & MOLLYKathy Bates Returning to CBS' MIKE & MOLLY
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Kathy Bates will Soon be returning to CBS' hit comedy MIKE & MOLLY. (more...)

Jim Jinelli Announces 'Elvis: A Concert Experience' Tribute DatesJim Jinelli Announces 'Elvis: A Concert Experience' Tribute Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Jinelli's production, 'Elvis: A Concert Experience,' is so real and liberating it will leave you in disbelief. (more...)

CSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens TonightCSC's A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY, Starring Peter Dinklage and Taylor Schilling, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Classic Stage Company welcomes Emmy Award-nominee and Golden Globe-winner Anthony Edwards ('ER'), Annabella Sciorra ('The Sopranos') and Tony Award-winner Elizabeth Franz (Death of A Salesman, Brighton Beach Memoirs), alongside Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones) and Taylor Schilling (Piper Chapman on Netflix's Orange Is The New Black) in Ivan Turgenev's A Month in the Country, opening at CSC (136 East 13th Street) tonight, January 29, for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 22. (more...)

CBS & Bell Media Announce Agreement for SHOWTIME in CanadaCBS & Bell Media Announce Agreement for SHOWTIME in Canada
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company, and CBS Corporation announced today a long-term content licensing and trademark agreement for SHOWTIME® in Canada. (more...)

Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao Presents CATS at The Venetian Theatre, March 6Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao Presents CATS at The Venetian Theatre, March 6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

From superstars to superb exhibitions, and from music to sports, and much more in between, Sands China Ltd. has long-been a pioneer in delivering a diversity of entertainment choices from around the world at the company's integrated resort city - Sands Resorts Cotai Strip Macao. With the arrival of the universally adored CATS at The Venetian TheatreMarch 6-15, 2015, Broadway musicals are a strong addition to the impressive and ever-expanding array of non-gaming attractions already available toMacao's locals and visitors at Sands Resorts. (more...)

Brian Wilson's 11th Solo Studio Album 'No Pier Pressure' to Be Released 4/7Brian Wilson's 11th Solo Studio Album 'No Pier Pressure' to Be Released 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

He is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, a legendary writer, producer, arranger and performer of some of the most cherished music in pop music history. (more...)

Kerry Butler Set to Play 'Hillary' in CLINTON THE MUSICALKerry Butler Set to Play 'Hillary' in CLINTON THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions and Executive Producer,Ken Davenport just announced that Clinton has its Hillary. Tony Award Nominated actress Kerry Butler will don the pantsuit and heels as she takes on the role of Hillary Rodham Clinton in Clinton The Musical. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Full 15-Minute Musical DR. WILLIAMS Starring Cheyenne Jackson & Jesse Tyler FergusonSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: ONE NIGHT STAND Full 15-Minute Musical DR. WILLIAMS Starring Cheyenne Jackson & Jesse Tyler Ferguson
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2015

Experience the first of four complete 15-minute musicals! (more...)

Broadway Vet Lily Tomlin to Star in Road Trip Comedy GRANDMABroadway Vet Lily Tomlin to Star in Road Trip Comedy GRANDMA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Sony Classics has inked a deal for the worldwide rights to the road trip comedy GRANDMA, starring two-time Tony Award winner Lily Tomlin. (more...)

Buddy Holly Hologram Show Headed for Texas and the WorldBuddy Holly Hologram Show Headed for Texas and the World
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Hologram USA Entertainment Inc. has announced another historic, full-length show around the image and work of one of the world's most beloved stars, Buddy Holly. (more...)

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy to Perform at MPAC, 2/27Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy to Perform at MPAC, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Fiddler Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy bring the entire family as they present an evening of singing, dancing and world class music-making at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-59. (more...)

Allstate Unveils Fastest Claims Payment in the IndustryAllstate Unveils Fastest Claims Payment in the Industry
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

NORTHBROOK, Ill., Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ With just an email address or mobile phone number, consumers can now get an Allstate claim payment made directly to their bank account in a single day with Fast Mobile e-Payment sm, one payment method now available in the new Allstate ExpressPay sm portfolio. Working with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Allstate becomes the first U.S. company to use the new digital disbursement method. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Extends LIONS IN ILLYRIA thru March 1Lifeline Theatre Extends LIONS IN ILLYRIA thru March 1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

To accommodate ticket demand, Lifeline Theatre announces eight added performances of its KidSeries production of Lions in Illyria, a world premiere based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, written by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Amanda Delheimer Dimond. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Wesley Taylor and Michael James Scott Join #SOBLESSED LIVE! at 54 BelowJeremy Jordan, Wesley Taylor and Michael James Scott Join #SOBLESSED LIVE! at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

After a SOLD OUT engagement last fall, #SOBLESSED Live! returns to 54 BELOW on February 7th at 11:30 p.m., benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS! (more...)

BWW Recap: ARROW and a Canary Sing in Midnight CityBWW Recap: ARROW and a Canary Sing in Midnight City
by Misha Davenport - Jan 28, 2015

With Oliver (Stephen Amell) still presumed dead, Diggle (David Ramsey) and Roy (aka Arsenal, played by Colton Haynes) try to convince Laurel (Katie Cassidy) to give up her vigilante ways as the Black Canary. Let's keep our focus on the target on get you caught up on tonight's ARROW, 'Midnight City.' (more...)

Hale Centre Theatre to Present GHOST, 2/20-4/11Hale Centre Theatre to Present GHOST, 2/20-4/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) brings the classic, well-known love story based on the 1990 film into the New York City of 2015. Audiences will be charmed by the dynamic music, urban set design, and theater magic. GHOST THE MUSICAL plays Friday, February 20 through Saturday, April 11. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Open 2/20 at York Little TheatreSWEENEY TODD to Open 2/20 at York Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

?York Little Theatre (YLT) will present the musical thriller SWEENEY TODD February 20-22, 26-28 and March 1 on the Main Stage. (more...)

Stephen Colbert to Be Honored at 10th Annual OSCAR WILDE AWARDSStephen Colbert to Be Honored at 10th Annual OSCAR WILDE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Hollywood Reporter reports exclusively that Stephen Colbert will be honored at the 10th annual Oscar Wilde Awards, which will take place at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot production company located in Santa Monica on February 19th. (more...)

ION Television to Premiere MEET MY VALENTINE, Starring Scott Wolf, 2/6ION Television to Premiere MEET MY VALENTINE, Starring Scott Wolf, 2/6
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

ION Television is celebrating love this coming February with its newest original movie, 'Meet My Valentine,' starring Scott Wolf ('Party of Five,' 'V') and Courtney Ford (more...)

NiGHTMARE BOY Premieres New Video "Chivalry is Alive and Well and Living in Glasgow" via PitchforkNiGHTMARE BOY Premieres New Video "Chivalry is Alive and Well and Living in Glasgow" via Pitchfork
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

NiGHTMARE BOY is a solo outfit from one Barrie-James O'Neill. His new music video for the track “Chivalry is Alive and Well and Living in Glasgow” premiered on Pitchfork and is directed by Joe Rubalcaba, featuring the actress Holly Marilyn Solem from the television show “Hand of God.” (more...)

AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA to Present 'As the Masters Heard It,' 3/12AMERICAN CLASSICAL ORCHESTRA to Present 'As the Masters Heard It,' 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

?On Thursday, March 12 at 8:00PM at Alice Tully Hall, the American Classical Orchestra, conducted byMaestro Thomas Crawford, presents Schubert's Symphony No. 9 'Great', Mozart's Mass in C 'Coronation' (more...)

Organist Jason Roberts to Accompany Silent Film STEAMBOAT BILL JR. as Part of Great Music at St. Bart's Series, 2/13Organist Jason Roberts to Accompany Silent Film STEAMBOAT BILL JR. as Part of Great Music at St. Bart's Series, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Organist Jason Roberts will accompany the silent film 'Steamboat Bill Jr.', as part of the Great Music at St. Bart's Series on Friday, February 13 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

K*Rico Opens in Hell's Kitchen TodayK*Rico Opens in Hell's Kitchen Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Hell's Kitchen will Soon get a welcome, eagerly-awaited addition: an authentic steakhouse with a novel South American flair. K*Rico, located at 772 Ninth Avenue between 51/52nd Streets, is the brainchild of veteran restaurateur/chef John Greco partnered with his brother Tommy Greco, owner of the popular Ritz Bar and Lounge, and their longtime friend Christian Tanno. K*Rico will mark its grand opening on Wednesday, January 28th. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Kimberly Faye Greenberg's FABULOUS FANNY: THE SONGS & STORIES OF FANNY BRICE Channels the IconBWW CD Reviews: Kimberly Faye Greenberg's FABULOUS FANNY: THE SONGS & STORIES OF FANNY BRICE Channels the Icon
by David Clarke - Jan 28, 2015

Kimberly Faye Greenberg, again playing the legendary Fanny Brice, released FABULOUS FANNY: THE SONGS & STORIES OF FANNY BRICE last summer. With deft skill, she brings Fanny Brice back to life on the recording, allowing modern audiences a chance to enjoy a taste of the woman who inspired the hit musical FUNNY GIRL. (more...)

West End's KING CHARLES III Heading to Broadway This Fall?West End's KING CHARLES III Heading to Broadway This Fall?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Mike Bartlett's critically acclaimed new play, King Charles III directed by Rupert Goold, is currently playing in the West End at the Wyndham's Theatre, and according to the New York Times, the show might Soon travel across the pond. The NYT reports that producers Stuart Thompson and Sonia Friedman are looking to bring the play to Broadway in Fall 2015. Tim Pigott-Smith, who plays the title role in London is expected to reprise his performance. (more...)

DataRPM Adds Dr. Amr Awadallah (Cloudera Cofounder and CTO) as Investor and Super AdvisorDataRPM Adds Dr. Amr Awadallah (Cloudera Cofounder and CTO) as Investor and Super Advisor
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

“As the Cofounder and CTO of Cloudera, the leader for enterprise big data systems, Amr brings DataRPM significant domain expertise and knowledge of the core business use cases of Big Data,” says Sundeep Sanghavi, co-founder and CEO of DataRPM. “Amr is a recognized thought leader in both big data and data science, and as a Super Advisor he will be a great asset for helping our company reach its ultimate potential,” he adds. (more...)

FiOS Mobile App Adds 24 Live Viacom Channels to Its Out-of-Home LineupFiOS Mobile App Adds 24 Live Viacom Channels to Its Out-of-Home Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ TV watching isn't just for the home anymore. About 25 percent of pay TV subscribers watch TV out-of-the home, according to recent research by the NPD Group. Fortunately for FiOS customers, Verizon's FiOS Mobile App is adding Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, Spike and 20 other Viacom channels to its out-of-home lineup. This addition brings 88 the number of live channels FiOS TV customers can watch on the go. To date, FiOS customers have spent more than 125 million hours using the FiOS Mobile App. (more...)

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