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Martin Beck Theatre (New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.

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Based on the screenplay and the novella by Ernest Lehman


Based on the screenplay by Ernest Lehman and Clifford Odets


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A MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo UbiqueA MARVIN HAMLISCH SONGBOOK Begins 6/4 at Theo Ubique
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Theo's summer cabaret will feature favorites and lesser-known gems by the Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony winning composer Theo Ubique's summer cabaret of 2015 will turn to the songs of one of the best-loved composers of the 20th Century's later decades when it showcases the songs of Marvin Hamlisch from June 4 - July 12, 2015 at the No Exit Cafe, 6970 N. Glenwood Ave. in Rogers Park. Music Director Aaron Benham (recently honored with three Jeff nominations for the 2014-15 season, including one for last summer's A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters by Theo) is providing new arrangements for a program representing the full body of Hamlisch's work. Benham and a cast of six will perform numbers ranging from standards like 'The Way We Were' and 'Nobody Does It Better' through selections from his Broadway musicals (A Chorus Line, They're Playing Our Song, Sweet Smell of Success, The Goodbye Girl and Smile) and film scores (The Sting, Sophie's Choice). Courtney Crouse (of Theo Ubique's Chess) is the stage director and Chris Logan (of Theo's A Cole Porter Songbook and Bailiwick Chicago's Murder Ballad) is the choreographer. The press opening will be Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m., following previews Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m., and Friday, June 5 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jeremy Jordan, Michael Douglas and More at American Cancer Society's SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS TributePhoto Flash: Jeremy Jordan, Michael Douglas and More at American Cancer Society's SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Tribute
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

On Monday, May 4th, 2015, guests gathered at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City for a special evening. The American Cancer Society presented A Spring Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch featuring the music of 'Sweet Smell of Success' performed by many of today's top Broadway talent. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/7/2015 - Let There Be Light! AN ACT OF GOD Begins on Broadway and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/7/2015 - Let There Be Light! AN ACT OF GOD Begins on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 7, 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: Let there be light! AN ACT OF GOD begins on Broadway and more! (more...)

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama to Present SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 5/30-6/6UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama to Present SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS, 5/30-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama presents Sweet Smell of Success May 30 - June 6, 2015 in the Claire Trevor Theatre. (more...)

TONY FEVER! Parte 1: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'migliore performance di un'attrice e di un attore protagonista'TONY FEVER! Parte 1: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'migliore performance di un'attrice e di un attore protagonista'
by Valeria Venturelli - May 5, 2015

Pochi giorni fa (martedi 28 aprile, per l'esattezza), sono state finalmente annunciate le candidature ai Tony Awards 2015, premi che si terranno domenica 7 giugno al Radio City Music Hall (New York). Si tratta della sessantanovesima edizione dei premi che portano indelebile il nome di Antoinette Perry (da cui 'Tony'), attrice e leader dell'American Theatre Wing. I premi saranno presentati dal dinamico duo Alan Cumming ('Cabaret', 'Macbeth') e Kristin Chenoweth (nota soprattutto per aver interpretato il ruolo di Glinda nel cast originale di 'Wicked'). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/4/2015 - NY Pops & Tisch Galas, Drama Critics Circle Winners, 'SMELL OF SUCCESS' and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/4/2015 - NY Pops & Tisch Galas, Drama Critics Circle Winners, 'SMELL OF SUCCESS' and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 4, 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: Two off-Broadway openings, a benefit concert, three galas, awards season announcements and more! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Marc Kudisch and More Sings Songs from SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS TonightJeremy Jordan, Marc Kudisch and More Sings Songs from SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Broadway favorites, including three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as JJ Hunsecker (Hand to God) and Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan as Sidney Falcone (Newsies), will perform staged concert selections from the musical Sweet Smell of Success tonight, May 4 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Titled A Spring Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, the event will be at the Hudson Theatre (at the Millennium Broadway Hotel) in New York City. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara- 'It Remains Sparkly!'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara- 'It Remains Sparkly!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Kelli O'Hara, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical nominee for The King and I. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle & Brian d'Arcy James- 'We're So Lucky to Be Invited to the Ball'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Christian Borle & Brian d'Arcy James- 'We're So Lucky to Be Invited to the Ball'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James, Best Performance by a Featured/Leading Actor in a Musical nominees for Something Rotten! (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy JamesIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured/Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Something Rotten! (more...)

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Coming to Philipstown Depot Theatre, 5/30SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Coming to Philipstown Depot Theatre, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

 Sondheim Unplugged, New York's long-running hit revue (currently in residence at Manhattan's 54 Below), will make a special, one night only appearance in Putnam County on Saturday, May 30th at 8pm at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, located on Garrison's Landing in Garrison, NY. Tickets, $30, may be obtained by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1167073 or by calling 1.800.838.3006. A smash, sold-out success when it was presented at the Depot in 2011 & 2013, the show makes its' triumphant return this Spring - get your tickets fast! (more...)

Single Show Tickets to TheatreZone's 11th Season on Sale 6/1Single Show Tickets to TheatreZone's 11th Season on Sale 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Mark Danni, founder and artistic director of TheatreZone, the not-for-profit, Equity professional theatre group in residence at the G&L Theatre in Naples, reports that Season 11 single show tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 1. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to be Honored at Westport Country Playhouse's Annual GalaKelli O'Hara to be Honored at Westport Country Playhouse's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

2015 Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara will be honored at Westport Country Playhouse's annual fundraiser, "Something Wonderful:  A Gala Evening Celebrating Kelli O'Hara," on Monday, September 21.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

West End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join BarricadesWest End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join Barricades
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for 'LES MISERABLES' at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and MoreBROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The lineup for tonight, May 11, 2015 at 8 pm, highlighting THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1966-1990, features: PATRICK PAGE (Spider-Man/The Hunchback of Notre Dame), JENNY POWERS (Little Women/Follies/Grease), NOAH RACEY (Thoroughly Modern Millie/Curtains), BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY (The Threepenny Opera), MARY TESTA (Two Time Tony Nominee On the Town/42nd Street) and more! (more...)

Rachelle Ann Go, Jeremy Secomb, Phil Daniels & More to Join West End's LES MISERABLESRachelle Ann Go, Jeremy Secomb, Phil Daniels & More to Join West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

West End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join BarricadesWest End's LES MIZ Announces New Cast; Rachelle Ann Go, Zoe Doano to Join Barricades
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for LES MISERABLES at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

Photo Flash: T. Oliver Reed, J. Elaine Marcos and More Play the Met RoomPhoto Flash: T. Oliver Reed, J. Elaine Marcos and More Play the Met Room
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

On Monday, April 27th, the Metropolitan Room was packed with Broadway & Aspiring artists who shared new works and cheered each other on at the Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle. Hosted by JERSEY BOYS' Peter Gregus, audiences were treated to an up close look at singers trying out new songs & sharing their stories. The evening was intimate, joyful and full of opportunities for everyone involved to make invaluable industry connections. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan and More Set for American Cancer Society's Marvin Hamlisch Benefit This MayJeremy Jordan and More Set for American Cancer Society's Marvin Hamlisch Benefit This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

On Monday, May 4th, 2015, the American Cancer Society will present A Spring Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch featuring the music of 'Sweet Smell of Success' at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City. Proceeds from the Gala and the performance will benefit the critical cancer research, education, advocacy and patient services supported by the American Cancer Society. (more...)

HEATHERS, GUTENBERG Musicals to Headline Kokandy's 2016 SeasonHEATHERS, GUTENBERG Musicals to Headline Kokandy's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce its 2016 season -- plus an added holiday production for the 2015 season. The 2016 season kicks off with the Chicago premiere of the dark 'mean teen' comedy HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, based on the hit 1980s cult film of the same name, with book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe, directed by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix and music direction by Aaron Benham. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/14/15- SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/14/15- SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2015

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's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 31, 2015

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John Lithgow Brings One-Man Show, JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART, to Aurora's Paramount Theatre, 3/07John Lithgow Brings One-Man Show, JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART, to Aurora's Paramount Theatre, 3/07
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

On March 7, John Lithgow will bring his one-man show, JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART, to Aurora's Paramount Theatre. (more...)

JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART One-Man Show Comes to the Paramount, 3/7JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART One-Man Show Comes to the Paramount, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

John Lithgow is a Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner; a TV star, movie star and theater star; and a New York Times best-selling author. Now see him like you've never seen him before in his funny, touching one-man theatrical memoir, John Lithgow: Stories by Heart. (more...)

Matt Cavenaugh & Elena Shaddow to Join Symphoria Orchestra for A BROADWAY ROMANCE, 2/6Matt Cavenaugh & Elena Shaddow to Join Symphoria Orchestra for A BROADWAY ROMANCE, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Matt Cavenaugh and Elena Shaddow will star in the concert 'A Broadway Romance,' with Symphoria Orchestra in Sryacuse NY - Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30 PM at the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater. Sean O'Loughlin is conducting. The concert is a finely tuned gathering of songs from the Broadway repertoire, including 'Tonight', 'Somebody, Somewhere', 'I Am Loved', and, of course, 'Lullaby of Broadway' among many others. (more...)

OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, celebrates its one-year anniversary on Sunday, February 8, 2015 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 10 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

John Lithgow Joins Ben Affleck in THE ACCOUNTANTJohn Lithgow Joins Ben Affleck in THE ACCOUNTANT
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

According to Deadline, stage and screen vet John Lithgow will star opposite Ben Affleck in Gavin O'Connor's upcoming film THE ACCOUNTANT. (more...)

Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

This exciting new staging will star the radiant Laura Griffith as Julie and 5th Avenue favorite Brandon O'Neill as Billy in his first Seattle production following his Broadway debut in Disney's Aladdin. The cast also includes local luminaries Anne Allgood, Eric Ankrim, Allen Fitzpatrick, Sean G. Griffin, Cynthia Jones, and Billie Wildrick, and marks The 5th Avenue debut of rising talent Joshua Downs. (more...)

John Lithgow & The Rudin Family Honored Tonight at New 42nd Street's 2015 GalaJohn Lithgow & The Rudin Family Honored Tonight at New 42nd Street's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The New 42nd Street's annual Gala will be held tonight, January 12 at The New Victory Theater, to honor Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winner John Lithgow with the New Victory Arts Award for his work in 'bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids.' The New 42nd Street will also honor The Rudin Family with the inaugural Marian Heiskell Award for their role in shaping the future of New York City. Glenn Close will serve as Gala honorary chair. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/15- John GuareSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/5/15- John Guare
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2015

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...)

Words on Dance Presents Christopher Wheeldon in conversation with Rita Moreno, 4/27Words on Dance Presents Christopher Wheeldon in conversation with Rita Moreno, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

Words on Dance in association with Symphony Space, is proud to present an evening with CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON, featuring the internationally acclaimed choreographer and director in rarely seen television and film clips and a live conversation conducted by the Academy, Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award-winning actress/singer/dancer RITA MORENO, April 27, 7:00 PM at Symphony Space, 95th Street and Broadway. (more...)

Tony Meola to Serve as Sound Designer for The MUNY's Summer 2015 SeasonTony Meola to Serve as Sound Designer for The MUNY's Summer 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Muny announced today that one of Broadway's premier sound designers, Tony Meola, will serve as Sound Designer for The Muny's 2015 summer season. With credits on more than twenty-six Broadway shows, as well as countless national tours and international productions, Tony is excited to make his Muny debut. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 110th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves, and Peter Sellars will be honored at Juilliard's May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. (more...)

NYMF Names Jen Bender Director of Programming and Artist ServicesNYMF Names Jen Bender Director of Programming and Artist Services
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) today announced that Jen Bender has been named as the new Director of Programming and Artist Services for the organization. Jen returns to NYMF after having served as a founding producer of the Festival in 2004. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NYU Steinhardt Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONEBWW Reviews: NYU Steinhardt Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
by Emily Neuberger - Feb 13, 2015

NYU Steinhardt Vocal Performance's student-run Players Club presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE from February 13-15 (more...)

Laura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at ACTLaura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The first play of ACT's 50th Anniversary Season will be packed with talent. Broadway alums and Seattle favorites Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill will play Maggie the Cat and Brick, one of the most iconic couples in the theatrical canon. John Aylward, a Seattle treasure who went on to make a name for himself in Hollywood with recurring roles on ER, The West Wing, and Mad Men, will play the family patriarch Big Daddy. Rounding out the cast of leading roles will be elite Seattle acting veteran Marianne Owen as Big Mama. Kurt Beattie, in his final year as Artistic Director will direct this powerhouse cast. (more...)

Getting To Know Kelli:  Submit Questions for THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara!Getting To Know Kelli: Submit Questions for THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara!
by Broadway Quick Change - Feb 10, 2015

Robert Hartwell, of BroadwayWorld's Broadway Quick Change, will soon stop by O'Hara's dressing room at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre to give it a full make-over, and while he's there, he'll be asking Kelli questions from her biggest fans. Submit questions in the comments section below to find out what's been going on in rehearsals so far! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan & Marissa McGowan Rehearse On Skype For SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS ConcertJeremy Jordan & Marissa McGowan Rehearse On Skype For SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 29, 2015

Rehearsal the 21st century way! (more...)

KING & I's Kelli O'Hara Talks Broadway Success: 'I'm Not an American Idol Type Singer'KING & I's Kelli O'Hara Talks Broadway Success: 'I'm Not an American Idol Type Singer'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 24, 2015

In a new interview with Variety, Kelli O'Hara, who stars as 'Anna' in the current revival of THE KING AND I on Broadway, looks back on her early career, including her 1999 national tour of Frank Wildhorn's 'Jekyll and Hyde.' (more...)

Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/16/2015 - THE KING AND I, A CHORUS LINE, NERDS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/16/2015 - THE KING AND I, A CHORUS LINE, NERDS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 16, 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: THE KING AND I sweeps onto Broadway, A CHORUS LINE marks its 40th anniversary, AMERICAN BUFFALO starts in the West End and more! (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

InDepth InterView PreView: Marc Kudisch Talks SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Concert Event & MoreInDepth InterView PreView: Marc Kudisch Talks SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS Concert Event & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are presenting a special preview of an upcoming InDepth InterView with acclaimed stage and screen star Marc Kudisch focusing on the upcoming gala charity event honoring EGOT recipient Marvin Hamlisch to benefit the American Cancer Society. In the complete conversation, Kudisch and I analyze all aspects of his brand new Broadway hit HAND TO GOD and parse the finer points of the religion-themed comedy as well as touch on his thoughts on the daring and provocative Robert Askins play. Additionally, in the full chat, Kudisch and I look back at some of his most notable roles, ranging from THE WILD PARTY to 9-TO-5 to his recent Shakespeare turn opposite Paul Giamatti in HAMLET and stint on Netflix's hit drama series HOUSE OF CARDS and much more. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Marc Kudisch and More to Sing Songs from SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS This SpringJeremy Jordan, Marc Kudisch and More to Sing Songs from SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Broadway favorites, including three-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch as JJ Hunsecker (Hand to God) and Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan as Sidney Falcone (Newsies), will perform staged concert selections from the musical Sweet Smell of Success on May 4 to benefit the American Cancer Society. Titled A Spring Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, the event will be at the Hudson Theatre (at the Millennium Broadway Hotel) in New York City. (more...)

City of Lights! Meet the Full Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Opening Tonight on BroadwayCity of Lights! Meet the Full Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 12, 2015

The new Broadway musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens tonight, April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with the cast below! (more...)

TheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & MoreTheatreZone Sets 11th Season: INTO THE WOODS, XANADU & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

TheatreZone founder and artistic director Mark Danni today unveiled his musical selections for the non-profit Equity professional theatre group's 11th consecutive season opening with legendary composer Marvin Hamlisch's final Broadway show Sweet Smell of Success on January 7, 2016 closely followed by The Boy From Oz in February, Stephen Sondheim's Into The Woods in March and concluding with the tap dancing comedic gem Dames at Sea in May. (more...)

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