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Cort Theatre (New York, NY)
138 West 48th St.

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The Magic Show is a one-act musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Bob Randall. It starred magician Doug Henning. Produced by Edgar Lansbury, it opened in May 1974 at the Cort Theatre and ran for 1,920 performances, closing on December 31, 1978. Henning was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical and director Grover Dale was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical.


BROADWAY VILLAINS PARTY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Jesse Mueller, Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced a talent-rich line-up for season three of the award-winning American Songbook at NJPAC series. (more...)

Ellyn Marie Marsh & Daniel Patrick Smith Join BOOKTRESS Offline Launch Party Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Ellyn Marie Marsh (KINKY BOOTS, PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, ENRON), and Daniel Patrick Smith (ELF THE MUSICAL Nat'l Tour) round out the cast of BOOKTRESS Offline: The Official Launch Concert Party. BOOKTRESS LLC has launched - and what better way to kick off the hottest new resource for working actors in NYC?! A launch concert party, of course. (more...)

Actors Co-op Opens Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE opens tonight, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Last evening, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon came to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/17/2015 - OLD TIMES with Clive Owen, THE CHRISTIANS, CRY-BABY and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 17, 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: OLD TIMES brings Clive Owen to Broadway, THE CHRISTIANS takes faith off-Broadway, and CRY-BABY has a reunion! (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Starring Deaf Actor, Begins Tonight in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Original Stars Reunite for CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, September 16. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin to Reprise Role in CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more), will reprise several of the songs he originated on Broadway 46 years ago this September. (more...)

BOOKTRESS Offline: The Official Launch Concert Party Set for (Le) Poisson Rouge, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

BOOKTRESS Offline is a concert party that will make you laugh, maybe make you cry, and take you through the 'booking' stories (and 'almost-booking' stories) of some of the greatest Broadway stars and brightest performers working in New York City.   (more...)

PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Aiming for 2016 Broadway Bow; All-Star Producers Join Team
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

 Merged Work Productions (Lead Producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) announced today that music-world icons and television stars Steven Van Zandt and Paul Shaffer, along with Maureen Van Zandt and Joe Grano (Jersey Boys), have joined the Broadway-bound musical Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story as lead producers.  It was also announced that Mr. Van Zandt will serve as the show's musical director.  Piece of My Heart will open on Broadway in 2016.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Stephen Schwartz Talks Possible PIPPIN Movie, New Musical SCHIKANEDER & Much More
by Kevin Pollack - Oct 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Kevin Pollack was lucky enough to get a one-on-one exclusive with Oscar and Grammy winner and 6-Time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz this past weekend on his stop through Chicago at The McAninch Arts Center at College. His tour stop was only one of a few for a show entitled 'An Evening with Stephen Schwartz and Friends.' (more...)

Princess Cruises Premieres Stephen Schwartz's New Musical Revue MAGIC TO DO
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. The show, a cruise industry first, premiered today aboard Crown Princess at a special event with Schwartz and the show's creative team at the Port of Los Angeles. (more...)

Red Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Red Crescendo Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak's timeless classic GODSPELL (2012 VERSION) performing December 10th - 18th, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm as well as Thursday December 15th @ 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets are $12; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit gorillatangotheatre.com. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAGIC SHOW is Revealing
by Misha Davenport - Nov 2, 2016

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Litchfield the Musical? ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Leading Ladies Take on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2015

If there is one thing that's certain about Netflix's award-winning ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, it's that should the show ever get a musical episode or (dare we say) even a Broadway spin-off, the cast would have no problem making the transition.  Just last week it was announced that Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox will play Dr. Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which is set to air Fall 2016 on FOX. That got us thinking about all of the other actresses of the OITNB ensemble who have already made names for themselves onstage. From hopeful hippies to talking teapots, these ladies have taken on a wide variety of Broadway roles, whether you realized it or not! Below, we celebrate the stage work of some of Litchfield's finest! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 28, 2016
by - May 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Stephen Schwartz Writes About Discrimination in North Carolina; Will Deny Local Show Rights
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com received word earlier today of a powerful email making the rounds throughout the theatre world, written by composer Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

OITNB's & Broadway Star Dale Soules Featured in New Indy Film AWOL
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Veteran actress and Broadway favorite DALE SOULES has lots to celebrate this spring. She has a featured role in AWOL, an independent film which premieres at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on Friday, April 15. (more...)

The Friday 5: OKLAHOMA's Baugher, Bupp, Riggs and Lamb
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

2015 First Night Honoree Martha Wilkinson directs - with musical direction by Tim Fudge, and choreography by Curtis Reid and Lauri Gregoire - the first collaboration from Music City Theatre Collective and Metro Parks Theatre Department of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, running at the Centennial Park Bandshell June 17-July 2. (more...)

P.J. Benjamin to Reprise Role in CHARLIE AND ALGERNON at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

As previously announced, the 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show's original star, P.J. Benjamin (Wicked, Chicago, Sophisticated Ladies and more), will reprise several of the songs he originated on Broadway 46 years ago this September. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Fascinating Footage Showing The Glamour and Grime of Times Square in 1976
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

In the 1970s, the desperate fiscal state of New York City was summarized by the infamous 1975 Daily News headline, 'Ford To City: Drop Dead.' (more...)

Rockwell Presents AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

ROCKWELL TABLE AND STAGE PRESENTS MORE CLASSIC BROADWAY ON AUGUST 22ND (more...)

MIKE SUPER: MAGIC & ILLUSION Set for bergenPAC, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Mike Super: Magic and Illusion - Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte & Music of Stephen Schwartz Set for Center for the Arts, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte, and Scott Coulter celebrate the incredible songbook of a legendary Broadway composer and lyricist in Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on February 2 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton' Returns Musical Theater to the GRAMMY Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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Broadway Cast of 'Hamilton' Returns Musical Theater to the GRAMMY Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

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Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce the cast of its upcoming production of Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

BREAKING: HAMILTON Cast to Perform Live at the Grammy Awards via Satellite!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 3, 2016

The cast of Broadway's hit musical HAMILTON gathered together in the video below to announce that they will be performing via satellite at the 2016 GRAMMY AWARDS! (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Grammy Nomination & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

In the video below, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway hit, speaks on his musical influences, inspiration, Grammy Award nomination and how he hopes the show will expose hip-hop and musical theater to new audiences. (more...)

Loni Ackerman Leads Broadway Hopeful MY MOTHER, MY SISTER & ME Premiere in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

On Thursday, April 7, 2016, MY MOTHER, MY SISTER & ME, Sherri Heller's world-class comedy about an indestructible working-class Jewish family in the Bronx, valiantly surviving the Sixties Cultural Revolution, will have its World Premiere at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum (6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ). (more...)

HAMILTON, Lady Gaga Performances Help GRAMMY AWARD Ratings Hold Steady
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The broadcast, which featured a live performance from the cast of Broadway's HAMILTON and a moving David Bowie tribute by Grammy nominated singer Lady Gaga delivered strong numbers for the CBS network. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Blows Away GRAMMYs Audience with Musical's Opening Number
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2016

On tonight's 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, airing live on CBS, the Grammy Award-nominated musical Hamilton ushered Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage after a more than five-year hiatus when GRAMMY Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast performed the opening number 'Alexander Hamilton' from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. Click below to watch them 'Blow Us All Away' in their appearance at the awards show! (more...)

And the Grammy for Musical Theater Album Goes to... (Wait For It)...HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Following a live performance of the show's opening number 'Alexander Hamilton' telecast live via satellite from the Richard Rodgers theater, presenter Seth MacFarland announced that the hip hop musical was the winner of a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage and Ready to Bring It - HAMILTON Cast Preps for the GRAMMYS
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2016

On tonight's 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, airing live on CBS, the Grammy Award-nominated musical Hamilton ushers Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage after a more than five-year hiatus when GRAMMY Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast perform a number from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. The broadcast begins at 8/7c on CBS. In the meantime, check out Lin-Manuel's behind-the-scenes view of the company getting ready backstage below! (more...)

The Story of Tonight: HAMILTON Cast Performs Live on 58th GRAMMY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast will perform a number from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. (more...)

BWW Feature: A Brief History of Musicals Performing at the Grammy Awards
by Allison Pichowicz - Feb 14, 2016

On February 15, 2016 HAMILTON will perform its opening number live at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Only eight musicals (nine, if you count RIVERDANCE) have had this honor since the first Grammy Award ceremony in 1959. HAMILTON will make history, yet again, as the first show to perform via satellite during the ceremony; while the ceremony is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the cast will be performing on their set at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Sets Cast of MOON OVER BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - presents Ken Ludwig's Moon Over Buffalo, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, beginning today, February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

MOON OVER BUFFALO Begins Tonight at Gulfshore Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - presents Ken Ludwig's MOON OVER BUFFALO, a madcap comedy from the author of The Fox on the Fairway and The Game's Afoot, scheduled for February 13 through March 13 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

The Aflac Duck Rings in a Magical New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

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Princess Cruises Debuts Original Cast Recording Album for 'Magic to Do'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

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Composer Stephen Schwartz Has 'MAGIC TO DO' at Maltz Jupiter Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The chance to see Stephen Schwartz perform his music onstage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert? It's the kind of opportunity that only comes once in a lifetime. (more...)

Shawn Verrier, Jeanine Robinson, Adam Cantor and More Complete CHARLIE AND ALGERNON Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The 1980 musical based on the beloved novel Flowers For Algernon will come to life again for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 16. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

Broadway's Loni Ackerman Set for Bickford Theatre Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

? Broadway's Loni Ackerman is set to take her one-woman show to the Bickford stage on Saturday, April 30 at 7:00PM. This annual fundraising event will include great food and beverages, a 50/50 cash raffle, the always popular wine "Cork Pull," and a theatre ticket raffle. (more...)

Loni Ackerman Leads Broadway Hopeful MY MOTHER, MY SISTER & ME Tonight in NJ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Tonight, April 7, 2016, MY MOTHER, MY SISTER & ME, Sherri Heller's world-class comedy about an indestructible working-class Jewish family in the Bronx, valiantly surviving the Sixties Cultural Revolution, will have its World Premiere at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum (6 Normandy Heights Road, Morristown, NJ). (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Says Concerns Over North Carolina Boycott Have 'Merit' But 'Pressure' Against HB2 Is Essential
by Jessica Khan - Apr 5, 2016

After receiving an extensive amount of (mostly supportive) feedback over the weekend, Stephen Schwartz has written at length to The Hollywood Reporter addressing those that think his stance against North Carolina might not be fair to the state's arts community, which opposes HB2 and now cannot promote tolerance by staging Schwartz's musicals locally. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

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