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Based on the book The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos

The story of two Cuban brothers who travel to New York City in 1949 with dreams of becoming recording stars. The Latin siblings rise to fame from the dance halls to perform as Desi Arnaz's cousins on "I Love Lucy."



Chattanooga Symphony & Opera Presents Latin Jazz The Mambo Kings
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

The Chattanooga Symphony & Opera opens the Luken Holdings Pops Series with The Mambo Kings on Saturday, October 8th at 7:30pm at the Tivoli Theatre. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

MasterClass con Luis Salgado en Madrid y Barcelona
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Oct 27, 2016

El proximo sabado 19 de noviembre Luis Salgado (IN THE HEIGHTS, ON YOUR FEET) ofrecera una MasterClass en el Circulo de Baile de Madrid y el día 20 en la Escuela Memory de Barcelona (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

Orlando Philharmonic to Kick Off Pops Series with GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be joined by audience favorite Albert George Schram as conductor for Great American Songbook, the first concert in the Pops Series on October 22 at 2 & 8 p.m. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of THE MAMBO KINGS PLAY SONGS OF LOVE at 62
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

Oscar Hijuelos, the Cuban-American novelist died at 62 on Saturday, while playing tennis in New York City, according to his agent, Jennifer Lyons. (more...)

Carl Topilow & Cleveland POPS to Celebrate New Year's Eve with the Mambo Kings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow will welcome 2015 with their 19th annual concert and dance at Severance Hall. The two-hour concert starts at 9:00 p.m. with an exciting and wildly eclectic fusion of audience favorites performed by the Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow, to the hot Latin rhythms of The Mambo Kings. Along with traditional New Year's Eve musical fare, the first half of the concert will include “Happy” by Pharrell Williams and a special arrangement of Nino Rota's “Theme from The Godfather,” arranged by Cleveland POPS principle trombonist Paul Ferguson. (more...)

Teatro Paraguas Presents A MUSICAL PINATA FOR CHRISTMAS, 12/15-12/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2012

Teatro Paraguas will present a festive bilingual evening of live music, carols, and comedy entitled A Musical Piñata for Christmas for four performances beginning December 15th. (more...)

Luis Salgado Presents FROM BROADWAY TO LIMA at the Peruano Japones Theater in Lima Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Puerto Rican born and New York based dancer, choreographer and educator, Luis Salgado joins its talent with the grand dame of Peruvian creole music, Cecilia Bracamonte. Anniversary Sin-Cuenta is a spectacular show starring Bracamonte, one of Perú's most beloved singers and who is celebrating fifty years of her illustrious musical career. The world premiere of Anniversary Sin-Cuenta will take place tonight, November 21st at the Peruano Japonés Theater in Lima, an auditorium that sits one thousand people. (more...)

Luis Salgado to Present FROM BROADWAY TO LIMA at the Peruano Japones Theater in Lima, Nov 21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Puerto Rican born and New York based dancer, choreographer and educator, Luis Salgado joins its talent with the grand dame of Peruvian creole music, Cecilia Bracamonte. Anniversary Sin-Cuenta is a spectacular show starring Bracamonte, one of Perú's most beloved singers and who is celebrating fifty years of her illustrious musical career. The world premiere of Anniversary Sin-Cuenta will take place on November 21st at the Peruano Japonés Theater in Lima, an auditorium that sits one thousand people. (more...)

Symphony Space Presents John Cage's HOW TO GET STARTED in Series of Three Performances
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2012

To mark John Cage's centennial year, Symphony Space is proud to present the composer's rarely-heard 1989 conceptual work 'How to Get Started' in a series of three performances by pairs of noted musicians and writers who know each other well. Author Oscar Hijuelos and bandleader Arturo O'Farrill take the stage today, November 1; playwright Wallace Shawn and his composer sibling Allen Shawn perform today, November 15; and poet Robert Pinsky joins singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding today, December 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jaime Camil as CHICAGO's Billy Flynn!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Check out a first look at Camil in costume below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO's Next Leading Man, Jaime Camil, Meets the Press!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil steps into the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016, and will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, July 3, 2016. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel - check out photos from the event below! (more...)

BWW TV: Razzle Dazzle 'Em! CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn, Jaime Camil, on Stepping Into Broadway's Long-Running Hit
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 26, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast next week, marking his return to Broadway. Camil just met the press this morning at the Algonquin Hotel, and BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was on hand. Below, find out what the Latin superstar had to say about joining the production, returning to Broadway and more! (more...)


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JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Will Be CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil making his Broadway debut in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) throughSunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Darren Criss, Matthew Morrison, David Alan Grier and More to Appear on HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT This Summer
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2014

TVLine has revealed details on HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT's upcoming guests for May, June and beyond. Among the stars are GLEE's Darren Criss (June 5) and Matthew Morrison, as well as stage and screen actor David Alan Grier. The latter two don't have firm dates for their appearances, but BWW will be sure to let you know as soon as we do! (more...)

Broadway Vet Allen Hidalgo Comes to The Hudson Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Broadway veteran Allen Hidalgo brings his Concert to Los Angeles in this One Night Only performance, 'Keep Your Inner Child Alive', tonight, March 24th, 2015 at 8pm at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Christiane Noll, Doug LaBrecque & Dee Roscioli Set for Philly POPS' Broadway's Greatest Hits Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Philly POPS will perform three Broadway's Greatest Hits concerts April 15-17 at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

The Public's HERE LIES LOVE Extends Through May 19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a two week extension today for the world premiere musical HERE LIES LOVE, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Directed by Alex Timbers, HERE LIES LOVE begins performances on Tuesday, April 2 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, May 5. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, May 19. (more...)

Darren Criss, Matthew Morrison, David Alan Grier and More to Appear on HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

TVLine has revealed details on HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT's upcoming guests for May, June and beyond. Among the stars are GLEE's Darren Criss (June 5) and Matthew Morrison, as well as stage and screen actor David Alan Grier. The latter two don't have firm dates for their appearances, but BWW will be sure to let you know as soon as we do! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jai Rodriguez to Star in IN THE HEIGHTS at SD Rep in August; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2013

San Diego REPertory Theatre (San Diego REP) in partnership with the San Diego School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) will present "In the Heights" by Quiara Alegria Hudes as the first production of the company's 38th season. The Tony and Grammy Award-winning production was conceived by and with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, and the San Diego REP production is directed by Sam Woodhouse and starring Jai Rodriguez. (more...)

Summer Music Festival Begins July 1 at WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Cool off after a day at the beach with eight evenings of music (plus one free family afternoon) at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. By popular demand, this year's line up is a sampling of many music styles, from some of the best acts in their genre. Concerts are Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at 8pm, on the Julie Harris Stage. A free family concert is Sunday, July 13 at 4pm, in the garden in front of the theater. (more...)

JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil to Host 32nd Annual TCA AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Jaime Camil, the popular star of the hit CW comedy JANE THE VIRGIN, is set to bring his trademark charm to the Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards, serving as emcee for the 32nd Annual event, which takes place on Saturday, August 6, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (more...)

Tony Award Nominees Included in EAG's 2nd Annual Summertime Soiree Benefit Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

?Tony-nominees John Herrera (Mystery of Edwin Drood, Evita, The Mambo Kings) and Jane Summerhays (A Chorus Line, Me and My Girl) are joining singer Jason McCollum in the lineup for EAG's Second Annual Summertime Soiree benefit being held at The Brazen Fox on Monday, June 20!  (more...)

Jaime Camil Extends Run in Broadway's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago has announced that, by popular demand, Latin Sensation & 'Jane The Virgin' star Jaime Camil has extended his run as 'Billy Flynn' through Sunday, July 31, 2016 only at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Photo Coverage: JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Takes Opening Night Bows in CHICAGO!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 1, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago just welcomed Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil to its cast, marking his return to Broadway.  Camil steps into the role of Billy Flynn and will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, July 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from his opening night curtain call below! (more...)

Antonio Banderas to Star in New Starz Series HAVANA QUARTET
by TV News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Starz Chief Executive Officer Chris Albrecht announced at today's Starz Television Critics Association (TCA) presentation at the Beverly Hilton that Starz is developing Entertainment One Television's (eOne) “Havana Quartet”  starring international film star Antonio Banderas (more...)

Esai Morales, Loretta Devine and Salli Richardson Star in TEACHERS
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Variety reports that Esai Morales, Loretta Devine and Salli Richardson will be starring in Gary Wheeler's indie High School drama TEACHERS, written by Rhonda Baraka. The film follows a community that comes together to save a high school. (more...)

Cote de Pablo to Star in CBS's Upcoming Miniseries THE DOVEKEEPERS
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Cote de Pablo will star in THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour CBS miniseries event from executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, which will be broadcast in 2015. (more...)

Summer Music Festival Begins July 1 at WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Cool off after a day at the beach with eight evenings of music (plus one free family afternoon) at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater. By popular demand, this year's line up is a sampling of many music styles, from some of the best acts in their genre. Concerts are Today and Wednesday evenings at 8pm, on the Julie Harris Stage. A free family concert is Sunday, July 13 at 4pm, in the garden in front of the theater. (more...)

Christian Conn Leads Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Christian Conn and More Lead THE METROMANIACS, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Raissa Katona Bennett & Kenneth Gartman's Frenetic Homage to Late 20th Century Movie Music Doesn't Quite Lift Us Up Where We Belong
by Remy Block - Feb 24, 2015

Veteran cabaret performer Raissa Katona Bennett and Musical Director Kenneth Gartman are very good friends who for the past few years have been performing together in what might be called the cabaret equivalent of movie shorts. But with 3Decades in the Dark: Raissa and Kenneth Go to the Movies (a five-show run that ended Feb. 21 at the Laurie Beechman Theater), Bennett and Gartman have finally presented their first feature length duo cabaret show. Both performers have garnered praise as individual performers in musical theater and cabaret. Bennett, who is the charming producer and host of the Award-winning Concerts for City Greens at Tudor City, once played Christine in Phantom of the Opera, and has performed solo shows at venues such as the old Feinstein's. Gartman, who recently musically directed The White City in concert at 54 Below, presented a highly praised solo show in 2011. Sounds like a match made in cabaret heaven, right? (more...)

Broadway Vet Allen Hidalgo Coming to The Hudson Theatre, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Broadway veteran Allen Hidalgo brings his Concert to Los Angeles in this One Night Only performance, "Keep Your Inner Child Alive". Tuesday march 24th, 2015 at 8pm at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Dennis Staroselsky Named Stella Adler Studio of Acting's Harold Clurman Lab Theater's 2014 Playwright-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

The Harold Clurman Playwrights Division, a program of the Stella Adler Studio of Acting, has chosen actor/writer Dennis Staroselsky as it's Playwright-in-Residence for 2014. Previous residents include Halley Feiffer, Mia Chung, Anton Dudley, Christina Gorman, Zayd Dohrn, and Peter Nickowitz. Over seventy writers submitted applications and full-length plays for consideration in the merit-based annual search. (more...)

BWW Invite: Learn the Secrets of Live TV Musicals at SAG-AFTRA Foundation Panel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Marrying the most thrilling aspects of stage and screen, the recent resurgence of networks broadcasting live musicals has invigorated prime time "appointment viewing" or "event television."   (more...)

Teatro Paraguas Presents A MUSICAL PINATA FOR CHRISTMAS, 12/15-12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2012

Teatro Paraguas will present a festive bilingual evening of live music, carols, and comedy entitled A Musical Piñata for Christmas for four performances beginning December 15th. (more...)

Teatro Paraguas Presents A MUSICAL PINATA FOR CHRISTMAS, Now thru 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012

Teatro Paraguas will present a festive bilingual evening of live music, carols, and comedy entitled A Musical Piñata for Christmas for four performances beginning tonight, December 15th. (more...)

Christian Conn and More to Lead Michael Kahn-Helmed THE METROMANIACS at The Old Globe; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of THE METROMANIACS by supremely clever playwright David Ives (All in the Timing, Time Flies). This uproarious new 'translaptation' of a classic French farce, Alexis Piron's La Metromanie, will be directed by one of America's most renowned stage directors, Michael Kahn, presented in association with Shakespeare Theatre Company. (more...)

Symphony Space Presents John Cage's HOW TO GET STARTED in Series of Three Performances
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

To mark John Cage's centennial year, Symphony Space is proud to present the composer's rarely-heard 1989 conceptual work 'How to Get Started' in a series of three performances by pairs of noted musicians and writers who know each other well. Author Oscar Hijuelos and bandleader Arturo O'Farrill take the stage today, November 1; playwright Wallace Shawn and his composer sibling Allen Shawn perform today, November 15; and poet Robert Pinsky joins singer-songwriter John Wesley Harding today, December 13. (more...)

'The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love' Released As eBook
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013

RosettaBooks has released three Oscar Hijuelos works as eBooks, including The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, for which he was the first Latino to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1990, Our House in the Last World, and The Fourteen Sisters of Emilio Montez O'Brien. Oscar Hijuelos recently died at age 62, a huge loss to American literature. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda & Jaime Camil in 200 CARTAS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 9, 2013

Stage and screen stars Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jaime Camil lead 200 Cartas- a romantic comedy about the life of a Puerto Rican born in NY. One night, Raul meets Maria, a young Puerto Rican woman visiting New York. The night of their encounter, something dramatic happens and they are suddenly separated. Struck by love at first sight, he travels to Puerto Rico in search of this beautiful girl. This adventure will have him traveling around the island in search of his love. (more...)

Monica Piper's NOT THAT JEWISH Travels Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends). (more...)

BWW Review: No 'splainin' needed: I Love Lucie
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 22, 2013

In the case of Lucie Arnaz, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, as the daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz is a consummate entertainer. Her acting and comedic skills come from her mother, but she owes her music and Latin heritage to her father. AN AFTERNOON WITH LUCIE ARNAZ pays tribute to the late Cuban band leader and features a majority of the songs from her 2010 cd "Latin Roots." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Mesa (more...)

DC-7: THE ROBERTO CLEMENTE STORY Opens at Gala Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Only six days remain until the opening for DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story in Washington DC. Whether you're a baseball fanatic or not, you won't want to miss it. Opening night is tonight, April 18. (more...)

HERE LIES LOVE Extends Again Through June 2 at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

The Public Theater announced another two week extension today for the world premiere musical HERE LIES LOVE, with concept and lyrics by David Byrne, music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, additional music by Tom Gandey and J Pardo, and choreography by Annie-B Parson. Directed by Alex Timbers, HERE LIES LOVE began performances on Tuesday, April 2 and has been extended twice due to high demand. The new 360 degree musical will now run through Sunday, June 2 in The Public's LuEsther Theater, with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 23. (more...)

DC-7: THE ROBERTO CLEMENTE STORY to Open at Gala Theatre, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Only six days remain until the opening for DC-7: The Roberto Clemente Story in Washington DC. Whether you're a baseball fanatic or not, you won't want to miss it. Opening night is Thursday, April 18. (more...)

Founder of Irish Players Helena Carroll Passes Away at 84
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Stage and screen actress Helena Carroll passed away due to heart failure on March 31. She was 84. (more...)

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