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Richard Rodgers Theatre (New York, NY)
226 W. 46th St.

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A high-energy, dance-heavy musical set in early 1930's Atlantic City, Steel Pier tells the story of a dancer, Rita Racine, and her quest to finally leave the dance marathon circuit of which she has been trapped for so long. It has a story based loosely on the film They Shoot Horses Don't They? Steel Pier is a tale of love and romance with a touch of bribery and deceit thrown in for good measure.



Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Felicia Finley
by Broadway's Backbone - May 9, 2017

In this episode: Felicia Finley, soon to be in The Muny's 'All Shook Up' was born in the Appalachian Mountains, raised in New Orleans, and simply tells it like it is. She started off in ballet, toured, was in the ensemble, was a swing, and then a stand-by and now cemented herself as a leading lady. It was Cy Colman who pushed her to embrace centerstage. Felicia is a woman that has the motto: know who you are, be yourself, and clip coupons along the way. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (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...)

Calling All Aspiring Musical Theatre Songwriters! 2017 Fred Ebb Award Applications Are Open
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Fred Ebb Foundation in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company will present the thirteenth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters.  (more...)

Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, French Stewart and More to Lead TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced a very special theatrical event, Bruce Davison, Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart starring in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Hal Linden Signs on for TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced that acclaimed actor Hal Linden (replacing the previously announced Bruce Davison) has been added to its very special theatrical event also starring Gregory Harrison, Dan Lauria, Charles Shaughnessy, French Stewart & Vanessa Stewart in TESLA: A RADIO PLAY FOR THE STAGE, written by Dan Duling and directed by Michael Arabian. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Singers to Return to Concordia University with HELLO BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Lyric Theatre Singers return to Concordia University's DB Clarke Theatre June 15, 16 and 17 with four presentations of HELLO BROADWAY. (more...)

John Kander, David Thompson and Susan Stroman to Bring Henry James Novella to the Vineyard Stage in 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Vineyard Theatre's 2017-2018 season will include the world premiere of THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE, a new work - fusing drama, dance and music - by five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (CONTACT, THE PRODUCERS), playwright David Thompson (SCOTTSBORO BOYS), and legendary composer and four-time Tony Award winner John Kander (CABARET, CHICAGO). (more...)

Tony Award Nominee David Garrison Joins Cast for Final Week of Vineyard Theatre's KID VICTORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that Tony Award nominee David Garrison (Vineyard's MIDDLETOWN and EIGHT DAYS BACKWARDS) will join the cast of KID VICTORY starting Tuesday, March 14 for the the final week of its run. Garrison replaces Daniel Jenkins who returns to OSLO for the Broadway production. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Beth Johnson Nicely
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 7, 2017

 In this episode: Broadway's Beth Johnson Nicely was just thrust back into the audition world after the closing of Something Rotten, but with her tap shoes in hand she is forever moving forward. New York has forced this Ohio gal to grow up in the business, but it hasn't darkened her truly nice spirit.  She may not carry headshots developed in her high school darkroom in her purse anymore, but this sweet girl knows the difference between being sexy verses sexual, is self aware,  and will continue to love learning; because that is what makes her strong (and also Body by Simone). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 3/05/2017
by BWW - Mar 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/05/2017 for St. Louis (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...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Joel Grey & More CHICAGO Alumni Surprise John Kander for His 90th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 22, 2017

Just last night, the record-breaking hit musical Chicago celebrated composer John Kander's 90th birthday at the Ambassador Theatre. Mr Kander was in the house for the special night, which featured surprise appearances by Colman Domingo, Joel Grey, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY Headed to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern have just announced that original cast members will record the Kid Victory cast recording on Monday, March 20. Broadway Records is set to release the recording in September, produced by Michael Croiter. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

BANDSTAND's Andy Blankenbuehler Reflects on Career Milestone
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 10, 2017

Rhapsody Magazine for United Airlines recently talked to choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, of Hamilton fame, as he gears up for the opening of his newest show Bandstand. (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS Tonight at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tonight, March 10, at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Replaces Nancy Opel in PRINCE OF BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Just announced, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba will join Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Tapped to Host 2017 TELEVISION CRITICS AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth has been named the host of the 2017 TELEVISION CRITICS ASSOCIATION (TCA) AWARDS. (more...)

Fulton Theatre to Present Pennsylvania Premiere of Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre will present the Pennsylvania Premiere of the Tony Award-winning musical Disney's Newsies, June 6 through July 23. The inspirational Disney's Newsies, based on the real-life Newsboys strike of 1899 and the 1992 film, was the toast of Broadway for more than two years. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Hair Designer Mitchell Beck
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 14, 2017

In this episode: ROMAN HOLIDAY's associate Hair Designer Mitchell Beck talks about how the hair department is the first  to arrive at the theatre, the last to leave, and they are usually kept in the basement.  He wasn't ready for New York City, but after 14 years of touring, realized it was NYC or back to Indiana.  He shares that hair in theatre, TV, and film are all the same language, just a different dialect; that creating wigs is similar to sculpting; and that the hair room is like the kitchen of the party... the best place to be.  (more...)

BANDSTAND's Andy Blankenbuehler Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Andy Blankenbuehler has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography for BANDSTAND. (more...)

Tony Talk: Best Choreography, BANDSTAND's Andy Blankenbuehler
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2017

Andy Blankenbuehler has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Choreography for Bandstand. Mr. Blankenbuehler won a 2008 Tony Award for his choreography in the Tony Award winning Best Musical In The Heights (also Lortel Award, Outer Critics Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Choreography). He also choreographed the Broadway revival of The Apple Tree. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced full casting for the world premiere production Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). This new play based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more runs February 28 - March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Jamie Brewer to Play Title Role in AMY AND THE ORPHANS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Jamie Brewer ('American Horror Story') as 'Amy' in the world-premiere production of Amy and the Orphans, by Roundabout Underground alumna Lindsey Ferrentino (Ugly Lies the Bone), with direction by seven-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis (She Loves Me, On the Twentieth Century). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 3, 2017

 IN TRANSIT's Nicholas Ward made his Broadway debut in his mid-30s in ON THE TOWN and now has a featured role in the a cappella musical, where he is the foundation of the chord. Growing up 'in the sticks' he never dreamed he'd be creating music on Broadway, but with some faith, a good foundation, and the trust that life will come full circle, he is on the rise. It's his appreciation of magical moments that makes him so congenial, but it's his knowledge that they must be shared that makes him so special.  (more...)

James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING Premieres Tonight at D.C.'s Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Signature Theatre's world premiere production of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing, written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods), based on the real-life story of Elva Miller, a middle-aged housewife who gained notoriety as an unlikely pop phenomenon in the 1960s for her warbling renditions of chart topping hits 'Downtown,' 'Monday, Monday,' 'A Hard Day's Night,' and more, runs tonight, February 28, through March 26 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 27th, 2017 - WAKEY, WAKEY, THE PENITENT, Roundabout Gala and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Will Eno's WAKEY, WAKEY opens at Signature Theatre, David Mamet's THE PENITENT bows at the Atlantic, and Roundabout Theatre Company hosts its starry 2017 gala tonight! (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 2/26/2017
by BWW - Feb 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/26/2017 for St. Louis (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY Celebrates Opening Night at the Vineyard Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Feb 23, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and opened last night, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City).  (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY Opens Tonight at the Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and opens tonight, February 22, at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

John Kander and Greg Pierce Chat New Musical KID VICTORY Today at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Drama Book Shop welcomes acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl, Her Requiem) and three-time Tony Award-winning composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spiderwoman, The Visit) for a discussion with playwright and Drama Book Shop Events Manager Steven Carl McCasland (Little Wars) about their new musical, Kid Victory, opening at The Vineyard Theatre this month. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from John Kander & Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). Get a first look at highlights from the production below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with JOAN OF ARC's Adam Perry
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 16, 2017

 In this episode: Adam Perry of the Public's Joan of Arc: Into the Fire grew up in the rural mountains of conservative Tennessee, where he learned how to hide his true self. Since then, he's reinvented himself from an awkward teen in husky jeans into one of Broadways most sought after male ensemble members. This southern gentleman talks about the realities of social media, how he never thought he'd be 'cool' enough to be on Broadway and how his biggest dream was to be a performer at Dollywood (which is actually where he was when he found out he would make his Broadway debut). (more...)

Life Is Beautiful! Roundabout's CABARET to Play the Princess of Wales Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

David Mirvish will present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. CABARET will play a strictly one-week engagement, February 14 - 19 at the Princess of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Kander and Greg Pierce's KID VICTORY at the Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Vineyard Theatre presents the New York premiere of Kid Victory, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy. Kid Victory began previews on Wednesday, February 1 and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Disney's LITTLE MERMAID Set to Dazzle at Broward Center in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

A spectacular new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid kicks off at The Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 for a limited two week run. Featuring the critically acclaimed work of Director Glenn Casale, this beloved tale of a young mermaid's coming-of-age adventure is told like never before. Previously announced casting includes Diana Huey as Ariel and Matthew Kacergis as Prince Eric, with Broadway's Jennifer Allen as Ursula and Steven Blanchard as King Triton. Melvin Abston, Connor Russell and Jamie Torcellini join the cast as Sebastian, Flounder and Scuttle.  (more...)

Kander & Pierce's KID VICTORY Begins Tonight at Vineyard Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The New York premiere of KID VICTORY, book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy, begins previews tonight, February 1, and will open on Wednesday, February 22 at the Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St. in New York City). (more...)

Karen Ziemba Stars in 32nd ANNUAL ALEX WILDER CONCERT at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

???????Karen Ziemba and Klea Blackhurst headline THE 32nd ANNUAL ALEC WILDER TRIBUTE CONCERT presented by The Friends of Alec Wilder at Feinstein's/54 Below on Saturday, April 8 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Keenah Armitage
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 24, 2017

In this episode: Keenah Armitage began her career as a modern dancer, performed on Broadway and at Radio City, and now is a thriving success coach. With the goal of eradicating the term 'starving artist,' Keenah inspires and encourages musical theatre performers to clearly focus on their career intentions, overcoming fear, taking one's power back, and to truly accept: what's mine is mine. With a philosophy that there is plenty for everyone and abundance is a reality, Keenah begins her coaching with first discovering how to detach from the outcome. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for April 24, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! We wish you a wonderful start to your work week while posing the musical question: Are you as water-logged as we are? The rains in Tennessee over the weekend are, according to the Weather Channel, on their way out of the area and sunshine is just around the corner…just in time, we say! There's a lot of theater coming up this week and we've got shows to see and people to watch! Greetings to today's cover model Jordan Tudor Haggard who may or may not be enjoying a butterscotch sundae to kick off her day while she catches up on today's news of a theatrical bent. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 24, 2017
by - Apr 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Will Kristin Chenoweth Star in West End's SOAPDISH? Her Answer Has Us Really Excited!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

On last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE, actress Kristin Chenoweth was asked by a caller whether the rumor is true that she will be starring in the musical adaptation of SOAPDISH in London's West End and her answer has us really excited! (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Attempts Musical Impressions of Streisand & More on LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

On today's LIVE WITH KELLY, guest Kristin Chenoweth played a musical edition of 'Impression Session' with Kelly Ripa and her guest co-host Jussie Smollett. (more...)

BEN, VIRGINIA AND ME: THE LIBERACE MUSICAL Gets Concert at National Arts Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The new musical Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical will get a special concert presentation at theNational Arts Gallery (15 Gramercy Park South) on Monday, April 17 at 7:30 pm, before debuting a fully staged production at this year's New York Musical Festival (NYMF). Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical has a book by Roger O. Hirson (Tony Nominee for Pippin) and music and lyrics by Barbara Carole Sickmen and will be directed by Paul A. Stancato (National Tours: Flashdance, The Lion King, The Wedding Singer) and Music Director Jesse Warkentin (National Tours: Wicked, Cinderella).   Ben, Virginia and Me: The Liberace Musical is produced by Ron Sickmen. Tickets are FREE to the public but reservation are necessary, they can be made by emailingtheatre@thenationalartsclub.org. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with GREAT COMET's Katrina Yaukey
by Broadway's Backbone - Apr 11, 2017

In this episode: Katrina Yaukey of Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812, is a quadruple threat, having made a Broadway career singing, dancing, acting and playing instruments; which she feels is just an extension of her voice. She is equally talented at all four and has found her niche. Kat has embraced her uniqueness and has combined her individually with her marketability. She was an oboe major in school, made her Broadway debut after submitting a cassette tape, and today runs up and down stairs at the Imperial Theatre with hot pink in her hair, playing an accordion. (more...)

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