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Playhouse 91 (New York, NY)
316 East 91st St.
New York, NY
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Based on the play by Samson Raphaelson

Seth Bisen-Hersh and Mark Childers' LOVE QUIRKS to Begin 9/11 at Theatre 54
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Love Quirks, a unique new musical by Seth Bisen-Hersh and Mark Childers about four young adults exploring various types of relationships in NYC, will be playing a limited three week run midtown at Theatre 54 (244 W 54th Street, 12 Floor) with previews beginning on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8PM. The show will have its official opening on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 8PM and will run through Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3PM. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company Announces 15th Anniversary Season; 'OUR TOWN/YOUR THEATRE' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Rubicon Theatre Artistic Directors KARYL LYNN BURNS and JAMES O'NEIL announced the company's 15th Anniversary Season at a preview event for subscribers, donors and media last earlier this month at the theatre's home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. The event was hosted by Rubicon Board President DR. ROZ WARNER and Board of Advisors' Chair/Board Vice-President JEFF SMITH, with onstage appearances by several of the directors, writers and performers for the season. (more...)

NDNU Musical Arts OnStage to Present LIGHTS! CAMERA! MUSIC!, 10/11-20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2013

Long after you've left the movie theater, there's often one thing that sticks with you. It's that tune that makes you tap your toes and hum as you go about your day. Musical Arts OnStage at Notre Dame de Namur University presents some of our favorite songs from the movies in "Lights! Camera! Music!," a tribute to the great songs, dances and characters from Hollywood, October 11 - 20. (more...)

Gettysburg: One Woman's War Set for Metropolitan Playhouse December 2-3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2013

In Elsie Singmaster's powerful exploration of a Civil War icon's physical and emotional terrain, fictional townswoman Mary Bowman lives the war and its legacy-from the first shots at Willoughby Run, to the consolation of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, to the country's healing a half century on. The show runs Monday and Tuesday, December 2 and 3, at 7:30 p.m. Gettysburg: One Woman's War, Comprising three selections from Elsie Singmaster's 1913 classic Gettysburg: Stories of the Red Harvest and the Aftermath, at The 'invaluable' and 'indispensable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner: 220 E 4th Street between Avenues A and B. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse to Present First Revival of SELF, 11/15-12/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Metropolitan presents the first revival of 1856 social satire SELF from November 15 - December 15, 2013. (more...)

Iris String Quartet to Play Metropolitan Playhouse, 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse is pleased to present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Chronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert of masterworks by Stravinsky, Bartok, and Haydn. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM at Metropolitan Playhouse 220 East 4th Street between Avenues A and B, New York City. Tickets are: $25 Adults and $10 Children Under 18. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene to Present LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, 11/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene to Present LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, 11/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene to Present LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, 11/10-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

For its 99th season, the National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present one of the largest productions in its history, the American premiere of a new musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Sierra Boggess & More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are proud to announce the upcoming lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko for January 2014. Artists include actor and singer Tom Wopat, star of stage and screen Cheyenne Jackson, Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess, Emmy Award winning actor and comedian Leslie Jordan, and more! Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene Premieres LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2013

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present for its 99th season the American premiere of the tender coming-of-age musical adapted from the 1975 Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe Award winning film Lies My Father Told Me based on the works of Ted Allan. Lies My Father Told Me begins previews today, November 10, at 2:00pm for a press opening Thursday, November 21, at 7:30pm at the Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue. (more...)

Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone with preview performances beginning May 28th prior to an official press opening of May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

WITHIN IN THE LAW Revival Set for the Metropolitan Playhouse, 5/31-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Obie Award-winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives WITHIN THE LAW, by Bayard Veiller, running May 31 - June 29, 2014, directed by Associate Director Michael Hardart at Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E 4th Street). From 1912, a story of a good girl gone bad...all while playing by the rules. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Merlin Productions' THE DIORAMA, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone, opening tonight, May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Merlin Productions Presents World Premiere of THE DIORAMA, Now thru 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Merlin Productions presents THE DIORAMA a new play by Jennifer Brown Stone and David S. Stone, directed by David S. Stone with preview performances beginning today, May 28th prior to an official press opening of May 30th at Theatre Row's Lion Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/26- Al Jolson
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2014

Happy Birthday Al Jolson! Between 1911 and 1928, Jolson had nine sell-out Winter Garden shows in a row, more than 80 hit records, and 16 national and international tours. Although he's best remembered today as the star in the first (full length) talking movie, The Jazz Singer in 1927, he later starred in a series of successful musical films throughout the 1930s. After a period of inactivity, his stardom returned with the 1946 Oscar-winning biographical film, The Jolson Story. His Broadway credits include: Hold on to Your Hats, The Wonder Bar, Big Boy, Artists and Models, Bombo, and many more. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Wichita - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Wichita (more...)

BWW Blog: A Cleveland Reviewer Visits Broadway
by Roy Berko - May 13, 2014

This has been an exciting year on Broadway. The Tony Awards will be announced soon. In preparation, I went to New York to see some of the nominated shows. Here's some brief comments: (more...)

LATE BUS TO MECCA & EVERY GOODBYE AIN'T GONE to Play Studio Theatre, 3/28-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Two classic African American plays - Late Bus To Mecca and Every Goodbye Ain't Gone are returning to the stage in a new and unique off-Broadway production at The Studio Theatre (410 West 42nd Street) in New York's Theatre District. With a limited run from Friday, March 28 through Sunday, April 6 2014, Late Bus To Mecca and Every Goodbye Ain't Gone are being produced by Lauren M. Smith and Michael Sonnenberg, and directed by Marishka S. Phillips. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ambitous New Cabaret Shows From SHANA FARR and JILLIAN LAURAIN Reach High But Fall Short
by Stephen Hanks - Mar 31, 2014

'A man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?' once wrote the poet Robert Browning. The line is about setting goals, striving, and ambition, all of which can be commendable desires. But sometimes in the world of cabaret, the desire to achieve the next level or to raise one's personal bar can be an overreach and overly ambitious. Such was the case with two shows staged this past week by two accomplished singers-Shana Farr and Jillian Laurain--who over the past couple of years have garnered mucho kudos for their vocal prowess and solid shows. Nobody could fault these lovely ladies for pushing their performance envelopes, but in both cases they fell short of their goals. (more...)

THE HERO Comes to the Metropolitan Playhouse, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--revives The Hero, by Gilbert Emery. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street. Previews begin tonight, March 1, with an opening slated for March 8. The show runs through March 30, 2014. (more...)

Broward Stage Door Theatre to Present ON THE RADIO: SOUNDS OF THE 70s, 6/6-7/27
by Carol Kassie - Jun 3, 2014

When award-winning vocalist Mimi J. sought to develop a one-woman show about the women of soul who influenced her, she immediately turned to her good friend, Carbonell-nominated director/choreographer Kevin Black. They tossed around a number of ideas, but they kept coming back to the music of the 70s - music they both love. Together they came up with the concept, the title, and the song choices for On the Radio: Sounds of the 70s. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Receives Victorian Society Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Metropolitan Playhouse was honored Wednesday night, June 11th, by the Victorian Society New York with an Award for Outstanding Performance Arts Group, in recognition of the company's work 'contributing to the understanding, appreciation and preservation of nineteenth-century heritage in the New York City area.' (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Rock Musician Dean Colley Brings His Amazing Neil Diamond Tribute to the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Jun 10, 2014

Hot August Night/Neil Diamond tribute concert with Dean Colley/at Monroe Forum Theare, El Portal, NoHo/through June 15 (more...)

BWW Reviews: STEVE ROSS and KAREN OBERLIN Ooze Charm, Class, and Chemistry In Tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 20, 2014

Steve Ross and Karen Oberlin's recent duo effort at 54 Below, Cheek to Cheek, was a show oozing charm, class, charisma, and chemistry, but most of all they conveyed their love for these legendary performers and the classic tunes associated with them. (more...)

Neil Diamond's All-Time Greatest Hits Set for Release 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Neil Diamond gets a comprehensive compilation of his career with ALL-TIME GREATEST HITS, a 23-track collection that will be released July 8 (more...)

Peter Cincotti, David Wong & High Strung, THE GRUFFALO'S CHILD and More Set for TPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, presents Peter Cincotti, performing on Saturday, October 25 at 8PM, the first of four major concerts in the 2014-2015 Main Event Series. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony Nominee, Sam Harris, Celebrates Release of New Book, HAM: SLICES OF A LIFE
by Linda Hodges - Jan 13, 2014

Celebrating the release of his new book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays), Tony Award nominee Sam Harris will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut in a show of the same name on Friday, January 24 at 8:00 PM and Saturday, January 25 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

THE HERO Comes to the Metropolitan Playhouse, 3/1-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The 'invaluable' Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--revives The Hero, by Gilbert Emery. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street. Previews begin March 1, with an opening slated for March 8. The show runs through March 30, 2014. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME to Close 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene's hit musical based on the 1975 Academy-Award-nominated film Lies My Father Told Me adapted from the works of Ted Allan will end its highly acclaimed run Sunday, December 15. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse's Gilded Stage Festival to Run 1/13-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Metropolitan Playhouse, Obie Award winner for exploring American culture through theater, hosts The Gilded Stage Festival, the theater's ninth annual Living Literature Festival of performances inspired by the lives and works of American writers and creators. The Festival is a collection of nine new works by artists and companies from near and far, taking their inspiration from the writings, causes, and lives that defined The Gilded Age. (Project descriptions and schedule follow.) (more...)

Sam Harris to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 1/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

Celebrating the release of his new book, HAM: Slices of a Life, (a collection of stories and essays - Simon & Schuster), Tony Award nominee Sam Harris will make his Feinstein's at the Nikko debut in a show of the same name on Friday, January 24 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 25 at 7 p.m. He calls the show a 'liter-usical' - a theatrical hybrid of excerpts from the book artfully interspersed with Broadway and pop songs. Tickets for Sam Harris range in price from $25-$35 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway In The Park Presents a Spectacular SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at its 5th Annual Summer Festival
by Shari Barrett - Aug 8, 2014

Celebrating its 5th year anniversary, Broadway In The Park and Gensler are presenting SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at this year's summer theatre festival, August 7, 8, 9, and 10 at El Segundo Recreation Park Softball Field. Director and Executive Producer Jeff Cason remarks, "This year's show will be our most ambitious yet. We're entertaining our guests with big tap dance numbers, movies interspersed with the live action, and real rain onstage for the title number. It will truly be the MGM classic film brought to life for kids and adults!" (more...)

Danielle Grabianowski Returns to The Duplex Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Danielle Grabianowski, the award-winning singing actress whose performances have been likened to 'Barbra Streisand at the Bon Soir and Bette Midler at the Continental Baths' (Village Voice) makes a return to the club scene in an eclectic, impromptu set of standards, stories and pop tunes. She will perform a second show at The Duplex tonight, August 28 at 7:00 PM. Grabianowski was last seen as The Jazz Singer Josephine Grant in the award-winning Off-Broadway sensation, Sleep No More. The evening will also feature longtime collaborator and fellow Buffalo, NY nativeNate Buccieri on piano. (more...)

Unity Center in Norwalk Hosts Lucie Arnaz Lecture, Q&A Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

Multiple award winning television, film and Broadway actress, recording and nightclub/concert artist and producer, Lucie Arnaz, brings her powerful, heart-warming and emotive lecture to Unity Center for Practical Spirituality, 3 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, tonight, August 23rd at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene to Premiere LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, Beg. 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013

National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene will present for its 99th season the American premiere of the tender coming-of-age musical adapted from the 1975 Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe Award winning film Lies My Father Told Me based on the works of Ted Allan. Lies My Father Told Me begins previews Sunday, November 10, at 2:00pm for a press opening Thursday, November 21, at 7:30pm at the Nagelberg Theater, Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse Produces First Revival of Owen Davis's ICEBOUND, 9/19 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives Icebound, the 1923 winner of the Pulitzer Prize in drama by Owen Davis. Directed by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street. Previews begin 9/19/14 with an official opening on 9/26/14. The run will end on 10/19/2014. (more...)

International AL JOLSON Society Kicks Off 17th Annual Long Island Festival in Oceanside Today
by Stephen Hanks - Aug 17, 2013

On August 17, led by current Society President Jan Hernstat of Long Island, New York, the IAJS will hold its 17th annual Long Island Al Jolson Festival, from 9am to 4:30 pm, at Oceanside Knights of Columbus, 2985 Kenneth Place, Oceanside, NY 11572. Starring at this year's event will be Staten Island-based singer Tony Babino (known as "The Heart of Al Jolson) with Dave Gross at the Piano. Babino will be performing from 2:30-3:30. Also appearing will be Los Angeles-based entertainer Richard Halpern (called "Mr. Tin Pan Alley"), singer/songwriter Brian Gari, who is the grandson of the legendary Broadway star Eddie Cantor. This year's special guest will be the famed TV and radio talk show host Joe Franklin. There will also be a special Jolson DVD Presentation and a Society Auction consisting of donated memorabilia. (more...)

Unity Center in Norwalk Presents Lucie Arnaz Lecture and Q & A, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Multiple award winning television, film and Broadway actress, recording and nightclub/concert artist and producer, Lucie Arnaz, brings her powerful, heart-warming and emotive lecture to Unity Center for Practical Spirituality, 3 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851, on Friday, August 23rd at 8:00 p.m. Ms. Arnaz has been touring the country for several years, both with her critically acclaimed 'Latin Roots' nightclub act, celebrating the release of her newest CD of the same name, and with 'Surviving Success' in which she draws from her own, unique experiences as a mother, world class performer in her own right, while being the daughter of arguably the most famous and innovate couple in the entertainment industry, Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Lucie reveals how she has successfully balances family and career, offering a deep and evocative message, and graciously answers many questions the public has always wanted to ask. (more...)

Metropolitan Playhouse to Present Rachel Crothers' A MAN'S WORLD, 9/14-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Metropolitan Playhouse--2011 Obie Award winner--presents a revival of A Man's World, by Rachel Crothers, from September 14 - October 13, 2013. Directed by Michael Hardart at Metropolitan's home: 220 E 4th Street. (more...)

Review Roundup: SOUL DOCTOR Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Aug 15, 2013

The new Broadway musical Soul Doctor, about the life and music of Shlomo Carlebach and his unlikely friendship with Nina Simone, opens tonight, August 15, at Circle in the Square Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Broward Stage Door Theatre to Present WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT? THE SOUNDTRACK OF AN ERA, 8/22-9/28
by Carol Kassie - Aug 12, 2014

When Broward Stage Door Theatre's artistic director Derelle Bunn mentioned to director Michael Leeds and choreographer Kevin Black that she had an open time slot for a show, and asked them if they'd be interested in 'doing something', they jumped at the chance. "Kevin and I have wanted to work together for a while, and this was a terrific opportunity," says Leeds. "And then, of course, the question became - what should we do?!" (more...)

The 5th Annual East Village Theater Festival Presents 12 New Works, 4/14-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

OBIE Award winner and 'indispensable East Village institution'? (nytheatre.com) Metropolitan Playhouse, presents the fifth annual East Village Theater Festival, a three-week celebration of the ever-vital life and lore of the East Village. The festival features four different evenings of new plays and solo-performances, as well as the work of local artists, and a panel discussion on the neighborhood's changing identity. (more...)

NOELLE HANNIBAL Live Web Show Featuring CHRIS BARILLARO on Piano
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Noelle Hannibal and Chris Barillaro will be doing a special live webcast on Concert Window at 8:30pm EDT on April 15. (more...)

BWW Previews: Lucie Arnaz Brings Showbiz Legacy to Louisville
by Todd Zeigler - Apr 23, 2014

On May 3, the Kentucky Derby will return with its perpetual sense of storied legacy combined with perennial freshness and excitement. (more...)

Iris String Quartet to Play Metropolitan Playhouse, 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Metropolitan Playhouse will present the 'lovely and satisfying' (Times Square Chronicles) Iris String Quartet in a concert of masterworks by Beethoven, Prokofiev, and Kosch. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Makes Cafe Carlyle Debut Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, tonight, April 15 through 19. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut, 4/15-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

As the daughter of one of show business' most prominent couples, Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Emmy Award-winning singer/actress Lucie Arnaz has forged a distinct career of her own. She has had starring roles on Broadway, television and film, and has won awards including an Emmy, a Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award. She brings her new show, Spring is Here, to The Carlyle for a limited five-night engagement, April 15 through 19. (more...)

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