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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.



D'Vorah Bailey in WISHFUL THINKING at the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's ETERNAL SPRING is a Revelation
by Christina Pandolfi - Mar 28, 2017

As the first signs of spring crept into the air on March 25, 2017, the same was true at the GK ArtsCenter in DUMBO, at a performance of Gelsey Kirkland Ballet's Eternal Spring. Though I've seen the company perform twice, “third time's a charm” is an age-old adage for a reason. (more...)

Four Naledi Nominations for the Fugard's BAD JEWS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The Fugard Theatre's acclaimed production of Joshua Harmon's BAD JEWS has been nominated for four Johannesburg Naledi Theatre Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: Southwest Shakespeare Presents PRIDE@PREJUDICE
by Herbert Paine - Mar 28, 2017

If, perchance, you had never read Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, you'd be none the worse for the delight you'd glean from Southwest Shakespeare Company's scintillating and brainy production of PRIDE@PREJUDICE, Daniel Elihu Kramer's clever modernization of the 1813 classic. (more...)

VIZIO Unveils All-New 2017 D-Series Smart TV Collection Highlighted by 4K Ultra HD in Select Models
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

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Acclaimed Film BLACKBIRD to Be Released in UK by Verve Pictures
by Movies News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The debut film from Edinburgh-based director Jamie Chambers, BLACKBIRD, is to be released on DVD by Verve Pictures. (more...)

LACO's Baroque Conversations Concludes With BACH, MARAIS, AND BIBER, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) Baroque Conversations series concludes with Assistant Concertmaster Tereza Stanislav leading a program of Bach, Marais and Biber and featuring LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane on harpsichord on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.  (more...)

THE LADYKILLERS, OXY & THE MORONS and More Set for Autumn 2017 at New Wolsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

This autumn, the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich will again collaborate with Salisbury Playhouse and Queen's Theatre Hornchurch to produce Graham Linehan's THE LADYKILLERS from Thu 7 to Sat 30 September. (more...)

BWW Review: Seattle Public's GROUNDED Soars into the Blue
by Jay Irwin - Mar 27, 2017

Anytime a theater does a one person show it's a risky proposition. You, of course, need the right piece. You need a good set that doesn't detract from the lone performer on stage. You need good direction of that performer so it doesn't feel too static. And most importantly, you need a performer who can grab ahold of the audience right away and lead them on their journey. Well lucky for Seattle Public Theater and for us, they have all those things and then some with their current production of "Grounded", a production that will shake you to your core. (more...)

LODATO, Joseph Duveen & Jaclyn Walker's 'Breathe Again' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Incisive. Intuitive. Irresistible. The new golden boy of pop music and EDM (electronic dance music) is New York City's very own LODATO. (more...)

'MIGHTY REAL' and 'PHYLLIS HYMAN' Come Together for a Spring Weekend at The Gramercy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

AnthonyKen LLC will present their two hit biographical musicals MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL and AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN together for one weekend only at The Gramercy Theater (127 East 23rd Street) this May. (more...)

86th Annual Waa-Mu Show 'BEYOND BELIEF' Will Celebrate Everyday Heroes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

"Beyond Belief: a superhero story" will invite audiences to look for the extraordinary within themselves, when the 86th annual Waa-Mu Show opens April 28 at Northwestern University. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WABC'S Joey Reynolds & Will Hammerstein Talk About The Hammerstein Museum
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 27, 2017

"Talk About Things You'd Like To Do"……. Will Hammerstein, grandson of Oscar ll talked about "How You Gonna Make That Dream Come True" on the Joey Reynolds radio program last night and BroadwayWorld was there.  (more...)

The Pleasance Announces Unpolished Theatre Winner of Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund for Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Elliot Warren and Olivia Brady's Unpolished Theatre, established in 2016, is announced as the winner of Charlie Hartill Special Reserve Fund for theatre. Its first ever show Flesh & Bone will premiere at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 27th, 2017 - John Leguizamo, Kenny Leon and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Both CHURCH & STATE and John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS open Off-Broadway tonight, and SDC Foundation's Mr. Abbott Award ceremony honors Kenny Leon! (more...)

BWW Review: BACK TO METHUSELAH Completes Its Journey
by Hannah Menchhoff - Mar 27, 2017

BACK TO METHUSELAH: AS FAR AS THOUGHT CAN REACH leads you through a philosophical discussion through some familiar characters. (more...)

Rare opportunity to explore augmented and virtual reality systems to be offered at SPIE Digital Optical Technologies
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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As First Utility Hike Rates 9.7%, UtilitySavingExpert.com Invites Affected to Switch Providers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, ONCE and More Set for the Paramount in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Aurora's Paramount Theatre, home to more than 33,000 subscribers for its Broadway Musical Series, continues its growth as one of the nation's preeminent regional theater powerhouses with today's announcement of four must-see, blockbuster musicals slated for its 2017-18 season: Million Dollar Quartet, Elf: The Musical, Cabaret and Once. (more...)

Hosts Announced for the 'ACM Red Carpet Live' Official Pre-Show for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions today announced the hosts of "ACM Red Carpet Live," the official red carpet pre-show for the Hosts Announced for the 'ACM Red Carpet Live' Official Pre-Show for 52ND ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

Photo Flash: GROUNDHOG DAY Company Hits the Recording Studio!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Groundhog Day cast was in the recording studio this weekend finishing up work on the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording. Pre-sales for the album, Soon to be available on Masterworks Broadway/Broadway Records, are now available on iTunes and Amazon. The album will released digitally on April 14 and in stores on May 5. It is produced by Chris Nightingale, Michael Croiter, and Tim Minchin. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sandip Soparrkar of JANNAT CENTRAL at Prithvi Theatre
by Zofeen Maqsood - Mar 27, 2017

Famous Bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar recently made an impressive theatrical debut with an emotionally charged performance in a dance play titled Jannat Central (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Ohio University Lancaster Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS
by Jerri Shafer - Mar 27, 2017

A favorite classic returns to the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre stage! 'The Fantasticks' is the longest-running musical in the world. It is a funny and romantic story about a boy, a girl, and their two fathers who try to keep them apart. The show includes the musical theatre standards "Try to Remember," and "Soon It's Gonna Rain." SHOWS/DATES:  Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 PM, Thursday, March 30, 7:30 PM, Friday, March 31, 7:30 PM, Saturday, April 1, 7:30 PM, Sunday, April 2, 2:00 PM. (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Offering Half-Price Tickets for National Husband Appreciation Day
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

In honor of National Husband Appreciation Day on Saturday, April 15, Chicago's favorite Soon-to-be-married couple, Tony and Tina, will be offering buy one, get one half-off tickets for the April 14 and April 15 performances. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO THE MUSICAL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Mar 27, 2017

Chicago Comes to Sarasota! (more...)

BWW Review: THE LAST FIVE YEARS Meets at a Crossroads
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 27, 2017

Last night I found myself at a crossroads. It was the Crossroads Mall in Omaha. Inside this nearly vacant structure is a tiny live theater tucked into the northeast corner. The Performing Artists Repertory Theatre (PART) showcased two of Omaha's favorite performers in Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Broadway Dressers!
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 27, 2017

In this episode: School of Rock's Jay Gill and Wagner Professor Alan Smith share their insights of being on the fronts lines with a Broadway ensemble member. Being a dresser is so much more than the wardrobe. Its about personality navigation, people-skills, knowing that connections go a long way, and that life and ensembles are best when they are a mix of people. Whether dealing with giraffe heads or ball gowns, cowboy boots or spike heels, at the end of the day, a simple thank you can be priceless. (more...)

BWW Interview: Singer and Songwriter Jessica Miller
by Mark C. Lloyd - Mar 27, 2017

BWW Interview: SINGER AND SONGWRITER JESSICA MIL (more...)

BWW Review: Charming but Flawed FINDING NEVERLAND Searches for Magic
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 27, 2017

A charming though perplexing adaptation of the 2004 film, FINDING NEVERLAND jets into too many erratic directions at any given moment and doesn't gel completely as a whole. And for all its gorgeous, visual splendor, it is surprisingly lacking in honest-to-goodness stage magic. The touring version of the 2015 Broadway stage musical adaptation continues at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through April 2, 2017. (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Comes to Memorial Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Direct from New York, the world's #1 immersive theater experience, TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING, is coming to Cincinnati! The show will be at Memorial Hall for 8 performances, March 23rd-April 2nd. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at MemorialHallOTR.com or by phone at 513-977-8838. Tickets are $65 and include dinner, a champagne toast, & wedding cake. Discounts are available for groups of 8 or more at $50 per-person. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Corrie Actress To Star In St Helens Christmas Panto SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Regal Entertainments are excited to announce that Wild at Heart and Coronation Street actress Lucy-Jo Hudson will lead the all-star cast of its Christmas pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs! (more...)

MOVE – BEYOND – LIVE ON TOUR Performance Cancelled at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Regretfully, the Van Wezel must announce the cancellation of the highly-anticipated Julianne and Derek Hough: Move - Beyond - Live on Tour which was scheduled for May 14, due to an unavoidable professional conflict on Ms. Hough's part, who has issued the following statement: (more...)

Altitude Trampoline Park to Launch in Vista, CA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Fort Worth, TX based Vertical LLC., d.b.a. Altitude Trampoline Park, has announced an agreement is in place for a 24,000 sq. ft. facility in Vista, CA. Company officials state that facility preparations on site have begun and they expect to have the newest Altitude location in full operation by Summer of 2017. Located in the Pavilion Shopping Center along the 78 freeway, Altitude Vista will serve the North County Coastal area. Altitude Vista will have multiple large in-park party areas for birthdays, corporate team building events, church/youth groups, sports teams or other special occasions. (more...)

Pacific Chorale Announces 2017-2018 Season Under New Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

The Board of Directors of Pacific Chorale, the resident choir of Segerstrom Center for the Arts, has announced its 2017-2018 season, themed "What Inspires You?" under the baton of the organization's new incoming Artistic Director, Robert Istad, as the Chorale celebrates its 50th Anniversary Year. (more...)

Wendy Williams Returns to Host DON'T MESS WITH MOMMY Weekend on LMN
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Drama, intrigue and Wendy Williams are in full bloom this spring on LMN. In the LMN Original Movie, The Psycho She Met Online, Karen (Chelsea Hobbs, UnREAL) and her husband Andrew (Matthew Lawrence, Boy Meets World) decide to rent out spare rooms in their house to make ends meet. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 27, 2017
by - Mar 27, 2017

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

John Leguizamo Joins Cast of 6-Part Event Series WACO on Spike TV
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Multifaceted performer and Emmy(R) Award-winner John Leguizamo has joined the cast of WACO, a six-part event series based on the gripping true story of the 51-day standoff that began with an ATF raid of a religious sect in Waco, Texas (more...)

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band Announce Tour Dates for Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Today Ringo announced new tour dates with his longest running All Starr Band. The All Starrs include Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather, Richard Page, Warren Ham and Gregg Bissonette. (more...)

Woman Uses Theatre as a Therapy Seeing 500 Shows in 6 Years Following Husband's Death
by Julie Musbach - Mar 26, 2017

Sandy Moser was lost after her husband passed away. A nurse, she had spent years taking care of her husband and no longer knew how to fill her days. 'When he first died it was really hard to talk to people because my voice would break,' she told CBC. Then she found theatre, which suddenly had a cathartic effect. (more...)

Broadway Jukebox: Countdown the Greatest Songs of Boublil & Schonberg!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Warm up your vocal chords and turn up the volume.  MISS SAIGON is officially back on Broadway, and in this edition of Broadway Jukebox, we're paying tribute to the songwriting team that has brought us some of the most memorable songs in musical theatre history- Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg. Which songs made the cut? Check out our top ten list below! (more...)

Possum Point Players Present DRIVING MISS DAISY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Possum Point Players' present the Pulitzer Prize winning play, "Driving Miss Daisy." Performance dates in Possum Hall are March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9; Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 adults and $17 for seniors and students. Tickets may be purchased at www.possumpointplayers.org, or 302-856-4560. (more...)

SOCIAL: Is Kelli O'Hara Returning to Broadway in KISS ME KATE?
by Alan Henry - Mar 26, 2017

BroadwayWorld has learned that last night at a concert in Norfolk, Virgina Kelli O'Hara hinted to the audience that she might Soon be returning to Broadway in a revival of KISS ME, KATE. Audience members reported that before singing 'So In Love' O'hara said 'I may or may not be singing this role Soon on Broadway.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 26, 2017
by - Mar 26, 2017

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

Legendary International Pop Group Trilogy Signs With Nene Musik
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

In the 90's, Trilogy went on to expand their horizons by working with C+C Music Factory and released their first Billboard Top 40 pop hit; 'Love Me Forever' on Atlantic Records. (more...)

Los Angeles Artist Jackson Hunter Shares New Single 'The Perfectionist'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2017

Hunter's new single, 'The Perfectionist', off the latest full-length 'Gallows and Safehouse', features his favorite rapper of all time, King Chip. The single is currently available to stream and download on the Coast 2 Coast Mixtapes website. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 25, 2017
by - Mar 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Garth Drabinsky is Focused on the Artistic Aspects of SOUSATZKA...Because He's Not Allowed to Touch the Money
by Stage Tube - Mar 25, 2017

Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA is currently thrilling Toronto audiences and is steeped in Broadway-bound buzz. But would the producer even be able to leave Canada after spending five years as a guest of the taxpayer? The Agenda with Steve Paikin asks some of the easy questions, and a lot of the hard ones. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rose Hemingway of KINKY BOOTS at Music Hall At Fair Park
by Kyle Christopher West - Mar 25, 2017

Earlier this week, I caught up with Rose Hemingway, who returns to Dallas next week in the national tour of KINKY BOOTS. Last year, Rose created the role of Misty Mae in the critically acclaimed production of MOONSHINE: THAT HEE HAW MUSICAL, shortly after making a name for herself in Broadway's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. We chatted about the timeliness of KINKY BOOTS' themes, falling in love onstage with her husband, and her favorite food in the Big D. (more...)

BWW Review: Toe-Tapping 42ND STREET Tour Brings Sunny Song and Dance to Providence
by Veronica Bruscini - Mar 25, 2017

When it comes to classic song-and-dance theater, it doesn't get much more "Broadway" than 42ND STREET. The show is breezy and buoyant, a carefree love letter to the Great White Way and to the art of the stage musical. (more...)

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