The Most Happy Fella

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Based on the film "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard.

Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist of ?Guys and Dolls,? scored his greatest artistic triumph with this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story about a middle-aged vintner, Tony, whose mail-order marriage proposal is accepted under the girl?s mistaken assumption a photo of his young, handsome foreman is her intended husband.BRBRHer hurt and humiliation when she learns the truth, as well as a terrible accident which nearly kills Tony as he hurries to meet her, almost ends the relationship before it begins, but a loving understanding blossoms between them during Tony?s long convalescence.


Rob McClure and Jenny Powers to Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Principle Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Muny has announced the principle casting for its fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The Addams Family is sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Kyle Barisich Set for TriArts Sharon Playhouse Gala, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, is proud to announce Broadway's Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Dogfight), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Encores! The Most Happy Fella, the NY Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd), and Kyle Barisich (The Phantom of the Opera) will headline 25th Anniversary Season Gala on Saturday May 24 on the TriArts Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DiPietro Throws Changeup at DAMN YANKEES with Red Sox Taking the Plate at Goodspeed
by Lauren Yarger (@LaurenYarger) - May 5, 2014

Strong performances highlight this production. Beach, who created the role of Henry in The Great American Mousical at Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre in 2012 is a comic genius (loved him in the original Urinetown on Broadway). He's sleazy enough to be believable as the devil, yet sarcastic enough to be likable. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Alice Ripley, Justin Guarini, Marilyn Maye and More Set for 54 Below, June-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

This June, July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Starring David Elder and More, to Open 5/30 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Grab the umbrellas! Audiences will be delighted by Pittsburgh CLO's production of Singin' in the Rain, May 30-June 8 at the Benedum Center. A talented cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans will take this feel-good movie-musical off the silver screen and on to the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Clyde Alves to Play Sailors in ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line), Jay Armstrong Johnson (New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd, Hands On A Hardbody, Hair), and Clyde Alves (Bullets Over Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It) will play the roles of 'Gabey,' 'Chip,' and 'Ozzie' - the sailors on 24-hour shore leave who take on the Big Apple in the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash'). Yazbeck, Johnson, and Alves will reprise their performances from last summer's acclaimed Barrington Stage production. Yazbeck first thrilled audiences with his portrayal of 'Gabey' in John Rando's presentation of ON THE TOWN at City Center Encores in 2008. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's GREASE!
by Jennifer Broski - May 21, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, GREASE. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 28 through June 29, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 1, at 7:00pm. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Shuler Hensley Speaks at Manhattan School of Music's 2014 Commencement
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Manhattan School of Music held its 88th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2014 at The Riverside Church (located at 490 Riverside Drive, New York City). This year, degrees were awarded to 357 graduates from the School's graduate and under­graduate programs who come from 46 states and more than 40 countries. Tony winner Shuler Hensley delivered the commencement address. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 18
by - May 18, 2014

Below are BroadwayWorld.com's upcoming listings of Non-Equity Auditions, as of Sunday, May 18, 2014 onwards. Catch up below on anything that you might have missed from today on BroadwayWorld.com (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Brian Cali, Jonathan Kaplan & More Set for TriArts Sharon Playhouse's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, has announced initial casting for its 25th Anniversary Season with the musicals LES MISERABLES, Falsettos, and Disney's The Little Mermaidon the Mainstage. Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie and the new musical Nine Wives (by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish) will play Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. The Youth Theatre will present the Tony-winning Spring Awakening. (more...)

Adam Heller, Lori Wilner and More to Star in Goodspeed Musicals' FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. [Official Press Opening will be July 16, 2014] (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Make Provincetown Debut, 7/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson has starred on both 30 Rock opposite Tina Fey and Glee where he played the voice coach for the group Vocal Adrenaline, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" releasing in theaters in early 2014. On Broadway, Cheyenne most recently starred in Encore's production of "The Most Happy Fella" at City Center, "Finian's Rainbow" (Drama Desk nomination), "Damn Yankees," "Xanadu" (Drama League , Drama Desk nominations), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and," "All Shook Up" (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination). Off-Broadway he was seen in the orignal cast of "Altar Boyz". On July 4, 5, and 6, he makes his anticipated Broadway@ The Art House debut. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins him as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Brian Cali & Justin Patterson to Lead TriArts Sharon Playhouse's LES MISERABLES, 6/18-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Kicking off its 25th Anniversary Season, TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schonberg's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece Les Miserables, making itlong awaited Sharon Playhouse premiere, from June 18-29. Opening Night is June 19 at 8pm. (more...)

The Skivvies, 54 SINGS 1776, ZANNA, DON'T! Class Reunion and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Hannah Elless and More Set for NYMF Readings of New Musical FOR TONIGHT, 7/9 & 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

For Tonight, a new original musical, by creators Shenelle Williams, Spencer Williams and Whitney Rhodes is headed to New York City to participate in The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) as a developmental reading. For Tonight's story is inspired by the life of the writer's great-great-great-grandfather in the 1830's in Northern Wales/Liverpool. With its indie-rock inspired score and a completely original book, this story focuses on the universal themes of love, family and acceptance. The show will have three performances at The Studio Theatre at Theatre Row in July 2014. (more...)

Susan Egan and More Set for BROADWAY'S LEADING LADIES with the Pasadena POPS, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The Stars of Broadway are coming out to play with the Pasadena POPS in their one of a kind, simply cannot miss popular outdoor summer concert series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum on Saturday, June 28th with 'Broadway's Leading Ladies.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2014: ANN HAMPTON CALLAWAY AND LIZ CALLAWAY: SIBLING REVELRY Brings Two Great Singers Together
by Barry Lenny - Jun 25, 2014

The rapport between the two Callaway sisters, as expected being siblings, added so much to this performance, (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. [Official Press Opening will be July 16, 2014]. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Adam Heller and the Cast of Goodspeed's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. [Official Press Opening will be July 16, 2014]. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE to Open World Premiere Musical/Comedy, COUPLED
by Jimmy Ferraro - Jun 25, 2014

After a critically acclaimed SOLD-OUT run of the inaugural production of 'CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents the second production of the Summer Season, the World Premier Musical/Comedy 'COUPLED'. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Present THE MOST HAPPY FELLA in Concert, 7/18-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Love blooms in Napa Valley for an aging, unprepossessing grape farmer and a young, world-weary waitress in Frank Loesser's achingly romantic The Most Happy Fella, opening Friday, July 18 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. William Michals, who triumphed in the title role of last season's Man of La Mancha, returns to Palm Beach Dramaworks to play the Italian immigrant farmer Tony Esposito in this concert production. The show, which runs through July 27, is directed by Clive Cholerton, with musical direction by Howard Breitbart. (more...)

Arlo Hill to Celebrate the Music of Frank Loesser at 54 Below, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents ARLO HILL in I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF FRANK LOESSER on Wednesday July 2nd. I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE goes behind the scenes with the man who wrote Guys & Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 'Baby it's Cold Outside,' and much, much more. A brash college dropout journeys from the back rooms of the Tin Pan Alley to the silver screen of Hollywood to the Great White Way - and through two marriages, five Broadway shows, and over 700 songs of life and love. (more...)

'I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE' to Celebrate Songs of Frank Loesser at 54 Below with Arlo Hill and More, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents ARLO HILL in I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE: THE SONGS AND STORIES OF FRANK LOESSER on Wednesday July 2nd. I'VE BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE goes behind the scenes with the man who wrote Guys & Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, 'Baby it's Cold Outside,' and much, much more. A brash college dropout journeys from the back rooms of the Tin Pan Alley to the silver screen of Hollywood to the Great White Way - and through two marriages, five Broadway shows, and over 700 songs of life and love. (more...)

BWW Review: JACQUES BREL Comes Alive at Gloucester Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 19, 2014

Good music stands the test of time and the Gloucester Stage Company celebrates its 35th Anniversary Season by revisiting one of their most requested productions. JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS still shows a lot of life more than 45 years since its off-Broadway debut. A quartet of polished actor-singers reveals the heart and soul in Brel's music and the brilliant complexity of his lyrics. (more...)

CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE Announces Nominations for 2013-2014 Season
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 16, 2014

A reception at 6:30 precedes the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30. All are welcome to attend the free event, which is fast becoming the theater-networking event in the state. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Do blondes really have more fun? Audiences will soon find out at Pittsburgh CLO's production of Legally Blonde The Musical, June 13-22 at the Benedum Center. This mega movie hit will be brought to life by a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. Watch as Elle Woods takes over the stage with her vivacious personality and a score sure to please. (more...)

Hangar Theatre Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 7/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Continuing its 40th Mainstage Season, the Hangar Theatre's artistic director Jen Waldman will direct, Little Shop of Horrors by Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, July 10 until July 26, 2014. This hilarious musical, based off of the 1960 movie, is cosmic fun for the whole family. With toe tapping tunes and a carnivorous alien planet, this show is sure to entertain. Join the cast, crew, and Hangar staff on opening night, Friday, July 11 at 8pm at the Hangar Theatre, as they continue to celebrate their 40th Anniversary of the Mainstage Season. The Hangar Theatre is located at 801 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY 14850 near Cass Park. (more...)

Jennifer Ellis Joins the Cast of SpeakEasy's FAR FROM HEAVEN, Running 9/12-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

SpeakEasy Stage Company Producing Artistic Director Paul Daigneault announced today that Boston actress Jennifer Ellis will assume the role of Cathy Whitaker in the company's upcoming New England Premiere production of FAR FROM HEAVEN, running September 12 to October 11 at the Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at SUMMER SPLENDOR 2014 Globe Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

SAN DIEGO (July 24, 2014)-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, "The Good Wife," "Go On"), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. Leading underwriters include Audrey Geisel,Darlene Marcos Shiley, Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, and Sheryl and Harvey White. (more...)

Laura Benanti to Headline 2014 Globe Gala, SUMMER SPLENDOR, This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Extends Frank Loesser's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA In Concert, Now Through 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

On the heels of overwhelming critical acclaim and passionate audience response, Palm Beach Dramaworks has scheduled additional performances of Frank Loesser's achingly romantic musical The Most Happy Fella, starring William Michals. Originally slated to close on Sunday, July 27, the concert production will now continue at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre (201 Clematis) through Sunday, August 3. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa & More in Highlights of Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 17, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Official Press Opening was July 16, 2014. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Celebrates 50th Anniversary of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF; Show Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals will celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production, which began previews on June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof for an Official Press Opening tonight, July 16, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa & More in Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Official Press Opening is tonight, July 16, 2014. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Heller, David Perlman, Elizabeth DeRosa and More Celebrate Goodspeed's 50th Anniversary with FIDDLER Preview Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the beloved musical Fiddler on the Roof with an inspiring new production beginning June 27th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Fiddler on the Roof will be sponsored by The Shops at Mohegan Sun. Official Press Opening is tonight, July 16, 2014. Check out a first look at the opening preview party below! (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Theatre Legend Ethel Merman to Come to Life at Stoneham Theatre, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Everything's coming up Merman from August 21-24, 2014, as Stoneham Theatre presents Ethel Merman's Broadway, the Award-Winning, critically acclaimed musical celebration of Broadway's greatest singer: Ethel Merman! Stage and TV star Rita McKenzie recreates the amazing life of 'La Merm,' with songs from such hit musicals as Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Hello, Dolly!, and more. You'll hear all of Merman's hits-such iconic songs as: 'I Got Rhythm'; 'I Get a Kick Out of You'; 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries'; 'Everything's Coming Up Roses'; and, of course, 'There's No Business Like Show Business.' (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Stoneham Theatre to Present ETHEL MERMAN'S BROADWAY, 8/21-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Everything's coming up Merman from August 21-24, 2014, as Stoneham Theatre presents Ethel Merman's Broadway, the Award-Winning, critically acclaimed musical celebration of Broadway's greatest singer: Ethel Merman! Stage and TV star Rita McKenzie recreates the amazing life of 'La Merm,' with songs from such hit musicals as Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Anything Goes, Hello, Dolly!, and more. You'll hear all of Merman's hits-such iconic songs as: 'I Got Rhythm'; 'I Get a Kick Out of You'; 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries'; 'Everything's Coming Up Roses'; and, of course, 'There's No Business Like Show Business.' (more...)

Stew, Nancy Giles, Ted Keegan & More Set for SUPPER AT THE SALON at Dixon Place, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Dixon Place, Ellie Covan, founder and artistic director, proudly announces SUPPER AT THE SALON, a special evening of dinner and entertainment which will take place on the mainstage theater at Dixon Place on Monday, September 15th, with cocktails beginning in the lounge at 6:30 PM. The evening will include performances by Stew (Passing Strange), Nancy Giles ('CBS Sunday Morning'), Broadway's Ted Keegan (Phantom of the Opera, Cyrano, Camelot), award-winning aerial troupe LAVA, and more to be announced, and will be hosted by Bindlestiff Family Cirkus founder, Keith Nelson. Also that evening, four honorees will receive the iconic Dixon Place mini chair award for their contributions to the arts and support of Dixon Place: award winning actor-writer Peggy Shaw; The Jerome Foundation, celebrating its 50th Anniversary; Dixon Place Board member Eric Jensen, and theater supporter Yoshiko Kakuga. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Leslie Odom Jr.'s LESLIE ODOM JR. Gives All the Heart
by David Clarke - Aug 22, 2014

Leslie Odom Jr. took a risk to progress his career with a solo album. He turned to Kickstarter and received copious donations from his loyal fans. Funded with almost $11,000 more than his original goal, Leslie Odom Jr., who had caught our attention on SMASH, entered the studio. Now, fans and newcomers alike can revel in the glory of his decadently jazzy debut solo album, and after just one listen, I'm sure that you'll be hooked. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Return to Provincetown's Art House, 8/29-31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

When Cheyenne Jackson made his debut in the Broadway @ The Art House series hosted by Seth Rudetsky last month, the Cape Cod Times called him 'a singer with tremendous style' and raved that 'his vocal range goes deep for Elvis-like tunes but can flip to a high, yowling falsetto' and 'his dance moves go from sultry to hip-swiveling rock.' On the heels of selling-out all three of his July 4th holiday weekend shows in Provincetown, he has announced a return to The Art House for Labor Day weekend of August 29, 30, 31 at 7:00 PM by popular demand. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky will join him again as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Broadway Star Sutton Foster on Utah, Her Upcoming Concerts at BYU, and More!
by Tyler Hinton - Aug 16, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner (and six-time nominee) Sutton Foster is coming to Utah! Direct from her critically acclaimed turn in VIOLET on Broadway, she will be gracing the stage of Brigham Young University's de Jong Concert Hall as part of its BRAVO! professional performing arts series, on Friday and Saturday, September 5 and 6, 2014. For more information and to buy tickets, visit arts.byu.edu. (more...)

Kritzerland to Celebrate 4th Anniversary with Special Guests Kerry O'Malley and Bruce Vilanch, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents its fourth anniversary show -- THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY III -- on Sunday, September 7, 2014 at 2 p.m. AND 7 p.m. Doors open at 1 p.m. before the JUST ADDED matinee for brunch/lunch. (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr. Releases Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

'SMASH', 'Person of Interest', and 'House of Lies' actor Leslie Odom Jr. has released his self-titled debut album! It is now available at all major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. (more...)

Goodspeed's Red Sox Edition of DAMN YANKEES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2014 season at the Goodspeed Opera House with the home run hit Damn Yankees. Goodspeed brings a unique New England flavor to its production, setting it in 1955 Boston and pitting the storied Yanks against the beloved Boston Red Sox. This ace musical comedy runs now through June 21 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

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