Sweet Smell of Success
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Based on the screenplay and the novella by Ernest Lehman

Based on the screenplay by Ernest Lehman and Clifford Odets

Based on the motion picture by MGM / UA Home Entertainment Group, Inc.

BWW Reviews: Brian D'Arcy James Brings Saginaw Charm to DC
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 8, 2014

Tonight, Brian D'Arcy James made me fall in love with him all over again. One of the stars gracing the Kennedy Center stage in Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series, he brought his warm presence and glorious sound to the nation's capital. (more...)

NightBlue Theater Stages SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

NightBlue Performing Arts Company presents Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World' today, March 7 through March 30 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. 'Songs for a New World' was Brown's first produced show and features 16 songs connected by the common theme 'the moment of transition'. NightBlue's Artistic Director David Walters directs 'Songs for a New World'. (more...)

Anne Bobby Plays 54 Below with Alice Ripley, Evan Pappas & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Celebrate the end of winter with Anne Bobby as she shares stories never told and brings songs rarely (or barely) heard out of deep freeze, in her solo cabaret debut, The Songs That Came In From the Cold, tonight, March 4 at 7:00 PM at 54 Below. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Presents LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the program for LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco), tonight, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Judy Kaye 54 Sings Funny Girl & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 21, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a first look at the Broadway company of MOTHERS AND SONS, a peek into rehearsals of THE WAY WEST with Amy Morton, coverage of opening night of BLITHE SPIRIT starring Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

SAG Foundation & BWW Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This Today, The New School for Drama, SAG Foundation, and BroadwayWorld.com will present a 90-minute career Conversations with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, starring together in Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, O'Hara and Pasquale will share experiences from their careers on stage and screen and their current collaboration with a packed house of more than 400 union actors and drama students at The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium. (more...)

John Lithgow to Headline Long Wharf Theatre's 2014 Gala, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner John Lithgow brings his critically acclaimed show, Stories by Heart to celebrate the Long Wharf Theatre 2014 Gala, taking place on Friday, June 6. (more...)

SAG Foundation & BWW to Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

This Thursday, The New School for Drama, SAG Foundation, and BroadwayWorld.com will present a 90-minute career Conversations with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, starring together in Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, O'Hara and Pasquale will share experiences from their careers on stage and screen and their current collaboration with a packed house of more than 400 union actors and drama students at The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium. (more...)

Laura Griffith & Louis Hobson to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's A ROOM WITH A VIEW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Love is blossoming in Seattle this spring when The 5th Avenue Theatre debuts the lush new musical, A Room with a View. Based on the E.M. Forster novel that inspired the Merchant Ivory film, this enchanting adaptation features a wonderfully rich score by Jeffrey Stock and a witty and moving book and additional lyrics by Marc Acito. This beguiling and intimate romantic comedy features a cast of Seattle's best-loved musical theater stars including Laura Griffith and Louis Hobson as Lucy and George. Directed by The 5th Avenue's David Armstrong, A Room with a View also features Patti Cohenour, Jadd Davis, Allen Fitzpatrick, Richard Gray, Suzy Hunt, Matt Owen, Will Reynolds, and Jenny Shotwell. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. An upcoming installment will feature Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale - currently starring on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' on March 20 (3:15PM). The event will take place at The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center 63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Check Out Photos from the Philly POPS' MARVIN HAMLISCH- A MUSICAL TRIBUTE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2014

From One Singular Sensation to The Way We Were, composer Marvin Hamlisch left a legacy of hits that have brightened Broadway and the musical catalogue of America forever. And so, The Philly POPS presented 'Marvin Hamlisch - A Musical Tribute' conducted by Larry Blank, Hamlisch's conductor, and three of his favorite singers: Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson and Doug LaBrecque. The tribute took place on Friday, March 14-16 in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center. Blank and the guest artists not only presented wonderful musical memories with the audience, but they shared personal recollections of Marvin Hamlisch as well. Look below to check out photos from the event! (more...)

DIRTY LITTLE SONGS Encore Performance at 54 Below, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

Award-winning theater and cabaret performers Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me, Kate), Carolyn Montgomery-Forant(MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Awards), Sidney Myer (MAC/Bistro/Mabel Mercer Award-winner,Grandma Sylvia's Funeral) & Drama Desk nominee Jay Rogers (Whoop-Dee-Doo, When Pigs Fly) join forces to present an evening of sly songs with titillating tunes & lascivious lyrics from the present to days of yore. Sondheim, Flanders & Swann, Coward & Porter mixed with just a dash of Tom Lehrer & even Pete Townshend, performed with a wink & a nudge by four of cabaret's funniest & most prolific performers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/14- SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2014

Today in 2002, Sweet Smell of Success opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 109 performances. Created by Marvin Hamlisch (music), Craig Carnelia (lyrics), and John Guare (book), the show is based on the 1957 movie of the same name. It tells the story of a powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker (based on famed New York columnist Walter Winchell) who uses his connections to ruin his sister's relationship with a man he deems inappropriate. The show starred John Lithgow as J.J. Hunsecker, and Brian d'Arcy James as Sidney Falcone. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. An upcoming installment will feature Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale - currently starring on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' on March 20 (3:15PM). The event will take place at The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center 63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Street). (more...)

Nicholas Hytner Announces Plans for New Theatre Company in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

According to the BBC, departing Director of the National Theatre Nicholas Hytner just revealed that after he leaves in 2015, he and executive director Nick Starr will create a new theatre company. He told BBC: 'I will make theatre for a new company that will, we hope, find new ways of making commercial theatre. Plans are not finished and set in stone. I'm going to continue working with Nick Starr and we will continue, we hope, to produce theatre in the commercial sector.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 8th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 8, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Award winners will be announced tonight! Plus 'Ghost' and 'Phantom' haunt the Loop, 'Wicked' casts Tim Kazurinsky, productions like 'Sweet Smell' and 'Nunsense,' The Midtown Men, news out of Circle Theatre and more! (more...)

Allen Fitzpatrick, Laura Griffith & More to Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table are storming The 5th Avenue Theatre in Monty Python's Spamalot, the perfect musical to fight the winter blues. Based on the blockbuster 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this hilarious musical comedy lays siege to Seattle featuring a stellar lineup of local talent including Joshua Carter, Allen Fitzpatrick, Richard Gray, Laura Griffith, Louis Hobson, Greg McCormick Allen, Matt Owen, and Dane Stokinger. Called "Fantastic! Gorgeously silly!" by The New York Post, Spamalot blends cerebral audacity with slapstick absurdity in this wacky version of King Arthur's mythical search for the Holy Grail. Bringing to the stage such classic Monty Python shticks as the Knights Who Say Ni, the killer rabbit, flying cows, and "Always Look on the Bright Side of Your Life," Spamalot is side-splitting fun. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale & More Set for BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Event at 92Y Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2014

Tonight, Jan. 5, 92Y hosts an evening with the stars and director behind the new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County at 7:30 pm. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara (Francesca) and Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid) will join Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown for a conversation moderated by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Adam Guettel. The evening will also include a few performances of songs from the show. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony's Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch Highlights Strength of His Music and Character
by Jennifer Perry - Jan 24, 2014

A heartfelt tribute to a great composer, one has to admire the musicianship on display at this concert. (more...)

OPTION UP! to Premiere 2/9 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Option Up! (with Chris and Aaron) premieres Sunday, February 9, 2014 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through May 11 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available by calling 773.327.5252 or by visiting www.stage773.com (more...)

Photo Flash: Kokandy Productions' SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Kokandy Productions' premiere all-musical season kicks off with the Marvin Hamlisch/Craig Carnelia/John Guare noir Sweet Smell of Success, running now through February 2, 2014 at Theater Wit. BroadwayWorld has a look at the opening night festivities below! (more...)

The Oregon Ballet Theatre Presents REVEAL, 2/22-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

On the heels of a highly successful run of George Balanchine's “The Nutcracker”, Oregon Ballet Theatre will show a multitude of facets with REVEAL at the Keller Auditorium, February 22 – March 1, 2014. Four works will appear on the bill, three of which were or will be created on the dancers of OBT. Former Artistic Director Christopher Stowell returns to choreograph his first new work on the company since departing from that post a year ago. Returning to the OBT stage are James Kudelka's “Almost Mozart”, created for the company to much acclaim in 2006 and chosen for the ballet's most recent appearance at the Kennedy Center in the Ballet Across America festival last June, and Christopher Wheeldon's “Liturgy”, a profound meditation set to the music of Arvo Pa?rt which OBT first performed in 2012. Rounding out this feast of dance is Nicolo Fonte's daring and visually striking “Bolero”. Former Principal Dancer Artur Sultanov returns to the stage for only these performances to partner Principal Dancer Alison Roper in every show of this work, originally created on the duo in 2008. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Join SF Gay Men's Chorus for LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK, 3/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the program for LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco), on Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. A celebration of 20th Century American music, LUSTER will feature the 300 men of the chorus and special guest Ann Hampton Callaway singing timeless classics from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin. The performance will also include the world premiere of 'Tyler's Suite,' a multi-movement work created by top American composers of this century, presented in collaboration with the Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF). Passionate about the story of Tyler Clementi, composer Stephen Schwartz selected John Bucchino, Ann Hampton Callaway, Craig Carnelia, John Corigliano, Nolan Gasser, Jake Heggie, Lance Horne, and Pamela Stewart to join him as they each created a movement for 'Tyler's Suite.' Tickets for LUSTER range in price from $25 - $75 and are available now by visiting www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at 415.392.4400. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Announces Program for LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK, 3/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Today, San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the program for LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco), on Tuesday, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. A celebration of 20th Century American music, LUSTER will feature the 300 men of the chorus and special guest Ann Hampton Callaway singing timeless classics from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin. The performance will also include the world premiere of “Tyler's Suite,” a multi-movement work created by top American composers of this century, presented in collaboration with the Tyler Clementi Foundation (TCF). Passionate about the story of Tyler Clementi, composerStephen Schwartz selected John Bucchino, Ann Hampton Callaway, Craig Carnelia, John Corigliano, Nolan Gasser, Jake Heggie, Lance Horne, and Pamela Stewart to join him as they each created a movement for “Tyler's Suite.” Tickets for LUSTER range in price from $25 - $75 and are available now by visiting www.SFGMC.org or by calling City Box Office at 415.392.4400. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Presents CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHERS, 2/12-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

This winter, The Joffrey Ballet revisits its contemporary roots with a mixed repertory program titled "Contemporary Choreographers," an evening of three pieces, two by some of contemporary ballet's most luminous choreographers working today and one by a local "rising star" choreographer. "Contemporary Choreographers" is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, February 12-23. (more...)

SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS and ASSASSINS Set for Kokandy Productions' 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2014

Kokandy Productions invites you to be part of our 2014 all-musical season, kicking off with the sexy 50's noir Sweet Smell of Success in January, and wrapping up with Sondheim's black comedy ASSASSINS in June! (more...)

Philly POPS to Present Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 3/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

From One Singular Sensation to The Way We Were, composer Marvin Hamlisch left a legacy of hits that have brightened Broadway and the musical catalogue of America forever. And, now, The Philly POPS is proud to present 'Marvin Hamlisch - A Musical Tribute' conducted by Larry Blank, Hamlisch's conductor, and three of his favorite singers ... Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson and Doug LaBrecque. Taking place on Friday, March 14 (8 p.m.), Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 (3 p.m.) in Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center, Blank and the guest artists will not only present wonderful musical memories with the audience, they'll share personal recollections of Marvin Hamlisch as well. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/5- John Guare
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2014

Happy Birthday, John Guare! He is best known as the author of The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, and Landscape of the Body. Guare has also been involved with musical theatre. His libretto with Mel Shapiro for the musical Two Gentlemen of Verona was a success when it premiered in 1971 and was revived in 2005 at the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park. It won the two men the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. He wrote the songs for Landscape of the Body. In 1999, he revised the book of the Cole Porter musical comedy, Kiss Me, Kate for its Broadway revival. He also wrote the book for the Broadway musical Sweet Smell of Success. (more...)

NightBlue Performing Arts Company to Stage SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 3/1-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

NightBlue Performing Arts Company (RENT, AVENUE Q, Monty Python's SPAMALOT!) is excited to announce it's upcoming production of Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World' (more...)

Anne Bobby to Play 54 Below with Alice Ripley, Evan Pappas & More, 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Celebrate the end of winter with Anne Bobby as she shares stories never told and brings songs rarely (or barely) heard out of deep freeze, in her solo cabaret debut, The Songs That Came In From the Cold, on Tuesday, March 4 at 7:00 PM at 54 Below (254 W. 54th St., Cellar, 646-476-3551). (more...)

2014 Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Set for 6/22-28 in Evanston
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will present the 9th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. The weeklong songwriting workshop for emerging songwriters and writing teams will take place from June 22 through 28, on Northwestern's Evanston campus. (more...)

Wood, Price, Davies and More To Perform in RUN, FAT BOY, RUN Charity Concert, March 16
by Robert Gould - Feb 26, 2014

Robert Gould reports on actor/singer Andrew Bateup's charity concert Run, Fat Boy, Run at the Actors' Church, Covent Garden as part of his fundraising for Scope UK in conjunction with his participation in the 2014 Virgin London Marathon. (more...)

Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel, Rachel Potter & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

The Oregon Ballet Theatre Presents REVEAL, Now thru 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2014

On the heels of a highly successful run of George Balanchine's 'The Nutcracker', Oregon Ballet Theatre will show a multitude of facets with REVEAL at the Keller Auditorium, today, February 22 - March 1, 2014. (more...)

Karen Akers, Mandy Gonzalez, Jarrod Spector and More Set for LOST MOVIE THEMES at 54 Below, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

A treasure trove of amazing movie themes and songs that didn't reach the winners' circle on Oscar Night! 'Lost Movie Themes' is a celebration of the songwriters for whom it was an honor just to be nominated, interpreted by some of Broadway's most exciting talent. An evening of the unforgettable, the forgotten and the egregiously overlooked, filled with stories about the songs and the making of the movies themselves. (more...)

NightBlue Theater to Stage SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 3/7-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

NightBlue Performing Arts Company proudly presents Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World' March 7 through March 30 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. 'Songs for a New World' was Brown's first produced show and features 16 songs connected by the common theme 'the moment of transition'. NightBlue's Artistic Director David Walters directs 'Songs for a New World'. (more...)

NightBlue Performing Arts Company to Stage SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, 3/1-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

NightBlue Performing Arts Company (RENT, AVENUE Q, Monty Python's SPAMALOT!) is excited to announce it's upcoming production of Jason Robert Brown's 'Songs for a New World' (more...)

Breaking News: 'MUCH ADO' with Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater & KING LEAR with John Lithgow Set for The Public's 2014 Shakespeare in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Public Theater announced the line-up today for the 2014 free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 52-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Since 1962, over five million people have enjoyed more than 150 free productions of Shakespeare and other classical works and musicals at the Delacorte Theater. Conceived by founder Joe Papp as a way to make great theater accessible to all, The Public's free Shakespeare in the Park continues to be the bedrock of the Company's mission to increase access and engage the community. This summer, free Shakespeare in the Park will feature a comedy and a tragedy with Jack O'Brien directing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and Daniel Sullivan directing KING LEAR. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Susan Stroman to Make Met Opera Debuts in THE MERRY WIDOW on New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

On New Year's Eve, Tony Award-winning director Susan Stroman will make her Metropolitan Opera debut with a new production of Lehar's The Merry Widow, conducted by Andrew Davis. (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Presents CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHERS, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

This winter, The Joffrey Ballet revisits its contemporary roots with a mixed repertory program titled 'Contemporary Choreographers,' an evening of three pieces, two by some of contemporary ballet's most luminous choreographers working today and one by a local 'rising star' choreographer. 'Contemporary Choreographers' is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, February This winter, The Joffrey Ballet revisits its contemporary roots with a mixed repertory program titled 'Contemporary Choreographers,' an evening of three pieces, two by some of contemporary ballet's most luminous choreographers working today and one by a local 'rising star' choreographer. 'Contemporary Choreographers' is presented in 10 performances only at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Parkway, tonight, February 12-23.12-23. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Andrea McArdle Talks 54 Below Show DREAM ROLES, Plus New Album, ANNIE Memories, BWW VISITS OZ & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2014

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented triple-threat diva known for her legendary Broadway performance as the title character in the iconic original production of ANNIE as well as notable appearances on Broadway since in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, LES MISERABLES, STATE FAIR and more - the engaging and passionate Andrea McArdle. Opening up about her life after 'Tomorrow' as well as sharing memories of her time in ANNIE, McArdle sheds some light on her idiosyncratic showbiz career and shares sensational stories from her past and present while also looking ahead to the future. Additionally, McArdle looks back on many of her most famous roles to date, including her roller skating days in STARLIGHT EXPRESS and her recent stint as MAME herself, as well as her various Judy Garland-related properties, too - the TV biopic RAINBOW and the stage adaptation of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS among them, not to mention her sensational star turn as the opener of the recent sold-out series of 10th anniversary concerts at Joe's Pub, BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and MaryBeth Abel, where she exquisitely performed 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows'. Plus, McArdle comments on her recent Broadway Records live album 70'S & SUNNY and the material and decade that inspired it. Most importantly, McArdle looks ahead to her new series of solo shows kicking off at 54 Below this week titled DREAM ROLES and previews some of the stupendous song selections she has chosen for the show - with material by Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse and more included! All of that and much, much more awaits in this career-spanning chat with one of Broadway's best and best-loved leading ladies. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Linda Eder, Jeff Daniels, Beth Leavel and More Set for 54 Below, Feb-March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

This February and March at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond, including Christopher Sieber, Annaleigh Ashford, Randy Graff, Melinda Doolittle, Jeff Daniels, Linda Eder, Andrea McArdle, Sondheim Unplugged, Taboo: 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert, Beth Leavel, Lindsay Mendez and Derek Klena. (more...)

MEGA STAGE TUBE: Carolee Carmello, Ben Platt & More Sing Maltby & Shire at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Dec 31, 2013

Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire are among the top songwriting teams working in the musical theatre today. Their shows written together, including Starting Here Starting Now, Baby, Closer Than Ever, Big, Take Flight, Love Match, and How Do You Do I Love You will be celebrated by Broadway's best in story and song. Their work was just celebrated at 54 Below with WHAT COULD BE BETTER, which was performed earlier this month. Check out highlights from the concert below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with BRIDGES' O'Hara & Pasquale
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 6, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stars of The Bridges of Madison County- Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' ASSASSINS, Running 6/13-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for ASSASSINS, directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Mike Ford. ASSASSINS begins performances on Friday, June 13, 2014 with Press Opening on Saturday, June 14th, and runs at Theater Wit in Chicago through Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY & LOVING REPEATING Set for Kokandy Productions' 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Continuing their mission to produce high-stakes musical theater that authentically mines the emotional truth of the human experience and explores complex, challenging themes, Kokandy Productions announces their 2015 season; THE FULL MONTY (March 2 - April 12 2015), and LOVING REPEATING (July 20 - August 30, 2015), both at Theater Wit in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DIRTY LITTLE SONGS Plays 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 1, 2014

Award-winning theater and cabaret performers Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me, Kate), Carolyn Montgomery-Forant (MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Awards), Sidney Myer (MAC/Bistro/Mabel Mercer Award-winner,Grandma Sylvia's Funeral) & Drama Desk nominee Jay Rogers (Whoop-Dee-Doo, When Pigs Fly) joined forces to present an evening of sly songs with titillating tunes & lascivious lyrics from the present to days of yore. Sondheim, Flanders & Swann, Coward & Porter mixed with just a dash of Tom Lehrer & even Pete Townshend, Dirty Little Songs was performed with a wink & a nudge by four of cabaret's funniest & most prolific performers. Check out photos from the special performance below! (more...)

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