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Maidman Playhouse (New York, NY)
42nd Street

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Based on the play by Dion Boucicault


AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sherry Vine & Joey Arias Chat About the Evolution of Drag and Their Stripped-Down New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 5, 2017

Between the two of them, drag icons Sherry Vine and Joey Arias have more than 50 years of performing experience combined. Not only that, but their working relationship and enduring friendship began more than 20 years ago. Though they've toured with one another around the world over the years, it's been a few years since they've teamed up for a big show in New York, where they first met. Thankfully, the legendary divas will reunite onstage in the city for a new show at Feinstein's/54 Below, as part of Garth Schilling's (also known as Miss Vodka Stinger) drag-themed Thursday night series called LATE NIGHT DRAG. The run will also include Cacophony Daniels, Marti Gould Cummings, Varla Jean Merman, Ray DeForest, RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE star Alexis Michelle, and Miss Vodka Stinger herself with the Martha Rayes. Prior to Vine and Arias' show, the pair pressed pause on their first day of rehearsal to speak with us over the phone about their individual careers, more than two decades of collaboration, and reuniting onstage in the city that brought them together. (more...)

Sing For Hope Pianos, Designed by Broadway Casts of BEAUTIFUL, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More, Will Be Back on the Streets of NYC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sing for Hope is bringing its renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. From June 5-25, as a celebration of the work Sing for Hope does in communities year-round, 60 Sing for Hope Pianos will be placed in parks and public spaces in high traffic locations across all five boroughs in New York for anyone and everyone to play. (more...)

NJPAC Announces the Hottest Shows of the Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

NJPAC announces the hottest show of the summer! Heating up the Prudential Hall stage, it is multi-platinum super groups Bell Biv Devoe (BBD), SWV and Dru Hill performing their countless hit songs with hypnotic live stage performances that defined the 90's music scene. (more...)

SING FOR HOPE Kick-Off Event with Jon Batiste Comes to 28 Liberty Plaza
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

???????Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street).  (more...)

Jon Batiste to Lead 60 Pianos in Bach Prelude in C at Sing for Hope Pianos Kickoff
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: CAGNEY the Musical Celebrates Closing Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 22, 2017

CAGNEY The Musical has played to sold out audiences for 473 performances at the West Side Theatre in New York City. The big question posed to enterprising producer Riki Kane Larimer at the closing night celebration was 'where will Broadway's Robert Creighton, (in the role he was born to play) and cast be bringing the story of James Cagney to next?'   (more...)

Sing for Hope Pianos to Host Kick-Off Event at 28 Liberty Plaza
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Drew McOnie Talks ON THE TOWN
by Marianka Swain - May 19, 2017

Director/choreographer Drew McOnie's work includes In the Heights, Strictly Ballroom, The Wild Party and Jesus Christ Superstar. He's now back at Regent's Park helming On the Town - the classic musical tale of three sailors on shore leave in search of love and adventure - which opens tonight. (more...)

CAGNEY Tap Dances Into Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will conclude its celebrated run at The Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21previews). (more...)

Neil Sedaka Postpones Pittsburgh Symphony Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Neil Sedaka's appearance at Heinz Hall as part of the Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops series May 12-14 has been postponed due to an injury suffered by the singer. (more...)

CIAO BELLA Opens in New York City 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

'Ciao Bella' is theatrical stage play presenting a powerful story of Annie Baxter who was at one time a highly respected singer and brilliant composer who is now homeless and living on The Streets of New York City due to a string of tragedies in her life. Though she is living on the street, she is still composing beautiful music. (more...)

VIDEO: Vin Diesel Returns in Official Trailer for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS
by Movies News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Below, check out the first official trailer for THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, in theaters April 14th!   (more...)

CAGNEY to Conclude its Celebrated Run this May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will conclude its celebrated run atThe Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21 previews).   (more...)

John Paciga Soars Across 88 Keys In His New Video 'Tickling The Ivories'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

“Tickling The Ivories,” the lead single from his Gotta Play EP, is, superficially, a love song to the act of playing the piano – Paciga tells his listeners that he'd rather stay in the studio and make music than go out and par (more...)

Promethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, Girardoux
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Social commentary and satire with parallels to today, told through fantasy or absurdism, will be the focus of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 season. (more...)

Park City Institute to Present Nellie McKay in A GIRL NAMED BILL at Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Park City Institute presents actress-singer-songwriter-musician, Nellie McKay, performing 'A Girl Named Bill - the Life and Times of Billy Tipton,' on the Eccles Center Main Stage, Saturday April 15. The evening begins at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Nckelodeon to Debut New Animated Series RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES This Fall
by TV News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Nickelodeon, the number-one kids' network, will reimagine its iconic, global franchise, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, with an all-new, 26-episode 2D-animated series, RISE OF THE TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES (more...)

T.J. Hemphill's Powerful Stage Play PERILOUS TIMES Comes to Brooklyn King's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Jammins Events proudly presents the T.J. Hemphill powerful stage play, 'Perilous Times' at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre.  Grammy award-winning Gospel recording artist, Fred Hammond alongside multi-award winning Gospel legend, Vickie Winans join forces with recording artist Tim Bowman Jr., Actors Clifton Powell, Christian Keys and VH1 Love & Hip NY cast member and The Wire actress Snoop, just to name a few to headline the Easter weekend festivities. (more...)

PERILOUS TIMES to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jammins Events presents the T.J. Hemphill powerful stage play, 'Perilous Times' at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper Partners with Omaze Release Official T-Shirt
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winning artist and activist Cyndi Lauper has designed and released her official “Girls Just Want To Have Fundamental Rights” t-shirt. Inspired by the menagerie of protest signs using this empowering slogan during the worldwide Women's March that took place on January 21st, Cyndi has partnered with Omaze in honor of Women's History Month to raise vital funding for Planned Parenthood and the True Colors Fund. (more...)

Nellie McKay to Revive Transgender Stage Show A GIRL NAMED BILL on Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Nellie McKay is reviving the acclaimed transgender stage show for a US tour. 'A GIRL NAMED BILL - The Life and Times of Billy Tipton' will hit eight cities in April. Scroll down for dates! (more...)

SOTTO VOCE, ROZ AND RAY and More Set for Theater J's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theater J, the nation's pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, announces its 2017-2018 season, comprised of six diverse plays, including one world premiere and two regional premieres.  Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr has selected works by Jonathan Safran Foer, Alfred Uhry, Nilo Cruz, Mark St. Germain, Karen Hartman and Lindsay Joelle, as well as a stellar line-up of directors and actors. (more...)

CAGNEY Goes on Tonight, Offers $25 Rush Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Outside there is snow, but on with the show! Now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for tonight's performance, Tuesday, March 14, at 7PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: DATING IN RETROGRADE Web Series Celebrates Launch at The West End Lounge
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Dating in Retrograde the web series had its official launch on May 30th at The West End Lounge. BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Bryant Park presents Accordions AROUND THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Accordions Around the World is a four-week series that brings over 100 accordionists, as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres, to perform at Bryant Park. Accordion Picnics, each Wednesday between June 28 and July 19, spotlights 24 musicians at each performance and offers audiences the chance to experience the range of this often-overlooked instrument. (more...)

Orphan Train Leads to Foster Care, Jimmy Wayne Keynotes Milestone Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Many wouldn't associate the words 'bucket list item' with a town boasting a population of 5,395 (according to the 2010 census), but after learning it was the home of the National Orphan Train Museum, it became just that for Jimmy Wayne.  (more...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

New Documentary Film "parTy boi: black diamonds in ice castles" Exposes Hidden Drug Epidemic within Urban LGBTQ Community
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

New documentary, parTy boi: black diamonds in ice castles, will premiere on May 7, 2017. The film project focuses on methamphetamine addiction within the LGBTQ community of color, and explores a drug epidemic that is affecting the lives of Black and Latino gay millennials at an alarming rate. Directed by Micheal Rice, parTy boi was designed to spark debate and educate LGBTQ youth around the world about crystal meth and drug addiction. The premiere screening and cocktail Q&A event takes place on May 7th at 7:30pm - ImageNation Cinema, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. New York, NY 10027. Tickets will be available at the box office window prior to the viewing. Admission: $20. (more...)

Pianos to Fill Downtown Manhattan for 6th Annual Sing for Hope Pianos Kickoff
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nellie McKay Previews A GIRL NAMED BILL at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Walter McBride - Jan 27, 2017

Now through January 28 at Feinstein's/54 Below, Nellie McKay returns with A GIRL NAMED BILL - THE LIFE AND TIMES OF BILLY TIPTON. (more...)

VIDEO: Billy Eichner & Stephen Colbert Talk to New Yorkers About Donald Trump
by - Jan 25, 2017

Just a few days into Trump's America, Billy Eichner hits the street with Emmy winner Stephen Colbert to ask New Yorkers what they'd like to say to President Donald Trump (more...)

Carla Hall & More to Judge New Centric Competition Series QUEEN BOSS, Premiering Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Over 500,000 new businesses start up each month in the United States, and African-American women represent the fasting-growing group of entrepreneurs. (more...)

BWW Audio: 'King of Voice-Overs' Joe Sirola Records TV Spot for Off-Broadway's CAGNEY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Joe Sirola, who has been called the 'King of Voice-Overs' - having been heard or seen in over 10,000 commercials throughout his long and fun career - co-starred with the great Jimmy Cagney in his last film (Terrible Joe Moran). Lately, Joe has turned his talents to the New York stage as a producer, and one of his shows is the current off-Broadway hit, CAGNEY. Today, Joe recorded the new radio advertisement for his, and Jimmy's, musical. Below, listen to a clip from Joe's radio spot for CAGNEY! (more...)

Jeremy Benton Returns to CAGNEY Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, welcomes back Broadway's Jeremy Benton (42nd Street, national tour of Irving Berlin's White Christmas) to the company beginning tonight, January 11th. (more...)

Pete Holmes Stars in New HBO Comedy Series CRASHING, Debuting 2/19
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Starring Pete Holmes, the comedy series CRASHING launches its eight-episode season SUNDAY, FEB. 19 (10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT). (more...)

VIDEO: Watch James Corden & Billy Eichner in Carpool Karaoke-Inspired 'Curbside Conga Line'
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

In a desperate attempt to appeal to the masses with his own version of Carpool Karaoke, Billy heads to LA and teams up with James Corden for the Carpool Karaoke inspired segment, Curbside Conga Line! (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Happy! LORNA LUFT Opens Up About The Judy Garland Songbook And More
by David Green - Feb 9, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment. A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood. At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.' At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. I had the chance to chat with Ms. Luft as she was preparing for her upcoming engagement in the desert. Her are some excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

Katy Dimbleby Launches New Album and Announces UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

February 23 sees the release of Kate Dimbleby's 6th album, entitled SONGBIRDS. It is a unique recording of eleven original self-penned songs featuring nothing other than Kate's sublime voice (more...)

Snow Day Deal! Get $25 Rush Tickets to CAGNEY Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Today's forecast... flurries with a chance of Cagney! The show must go on folks, and now is the time to grab your tickets to see hit musical Cagney. $25 rush tickets are available for the 2PM matinee today, Thursday, February 9. (more...)

the cell's Production of CRACKSKULL ROW Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre presents the cell's production of CRACKSKULL ROW, by Honor Molloy. (more...)

Cristiano's Exvolver 360 VR Experience to Host Release Party at Jump Into The Light
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Cristiano's new 360VR music video Exvolver New York release party will be on February 21st, at 7 p.m., at Jump Into the Light, America's leader in first Virtual Reality Cinema Experience. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - truTV Presents President's Day Marathon of BILLY ON THE STREET: Political Comedy!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

truTV will celebrate President's Day with a special two-hour marathon of Billy on the Street, the popular variety sketch series created by and starring Billy Eichner and produced by Funny Or Die, the network announced today. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - truTV Presents President's Day Marathon of BILLY ON THE STREET: Political Comedy!
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

truTV will celebrate President's Day with a special two-hour marathon of Billy on the Street, the popular variety sketch series created by and starring Billy Eichner and produced by Funny Or Die, the network announced today. (more...)

Cristiano's Exvolver 360 VR Experience to Host Release Party at Jump Into The Light
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Cristiano's new 360VR music video Exvolver New York release party will be on February 21st, at 7 p.m., at Jump Into the Light, America's leader in first Virtual Reality Cinema Experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY, THE MUSICAL Company Toasts to One Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrated one year of performances at The Westside Theatre with a champagne toast onstage, last night, April 4. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

CAGNEY Marks One Year Off-Broadway This Week; Broadway Run in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will celebrate one year of performances at The Westside Theatre on Tuesday, April 4. (more...)

BET Networks Says YES to Comedy Superstars and Music Legends with Original New Scripted, Late Night and Mini-Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Universal Studios Hollywood is Headquarters for Blockbuster Movie THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk become headquarters for Universal Pictures' blockbuster new movie THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, inviting fans to see the No. 1 film in the world at the all-new Universal Cinema (more...)

Kate Chadwick & Josh Freilich's EXCUSE ME! Song Cycle Set for The Playroom Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

NYSP Presents, in conjunction with the University of California, Irvine, will commence performances of EXCUSE ME! on Saturday, April 22, and Monday, April 24, at The Playroom Theatre. Lex Leigh serves as Music Director. Myrona DeLaney directs. (more...)

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