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Featuring book by Neil Simon, "They're Playing Our Song" follows the on-again, off-again romance of one very despondent composer and one very ditzy lyricist, as they try to create their own unique love song. Based on the real-life love affair of the show's composer, Marvin Hamlisch, and the show's lyricist, Carole Bayer-Sager, "They're Playing Our Song," ran 1,082 performances on Broadway.



After Sager and Hamlisch scored an international hit with "Nobody Does It Better" (the theme song from "The Spy Who Loved Me"), they began to work on a new musical based on some surprising subject matter -- their own romantic life -- with the most successful and popular playwright of the era, Neil Simon. They came up with an unusual, new form for a Broadway musical: a chamber musical with two main characters supported by a three-person Greek Chorus.



"They're Playing Our Song" had its world premiere as part of the Center Theatre Group series at the Ahmanson Theatre of the Music Center. It starred comic Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz, who made her Broadway debut in the role and went on to star in Reprise's inaugural season's "Wonderful Town" in 1997.



Carole Bayer Sager has written the lyrics for "Don't Cry Out Loud," "Everything Old is New Again," "Come in From the Rain," "Heartbreaker," and "That's What Friends Are For," and has collaborated with Neil Diamond, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones, Peter Allen, Michael McDonald, and Burt Bacharach. In 1977 she was romantically involved with Marvin Hamlisch. Hamlisch followed winning three Academy Awards in 1973 for "The Way We Were" and the score of "The Sting", with the score for "A Chorus Line" which won nine 1975 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score for Hamlisch and lyricist Edward Kleban.


The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/12-10/04The Winter Park Playhouse Presents THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/12-10/04
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2014

The Winter Park Playhouse presents the award-winning Broadway musical comedy, They're Playing Our Song, September 12 through October 4, 2014. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, Saturday and select Sunday matinees at 2:00 pm and select Wednesday, Thursday and Friday matinees at 2:00 pm. A special 'Third Thursday' performance is September 25 at 7:30 pm. The preview performance is Thursday September 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

CPCC Theatre to Open Season with THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/26-10/5CPCC Theatre to Open Season with THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 9/26-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

CPCC Theatre opens their 2014-15 season with They're Playing Our Song by Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch and Carol Bayer Sager in the Halton Theatre September 26th - October 5th. They're Playing Our Song will be directed and choreographed by Ron Chisholm and Music directed by Ellen Robison. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/19- Stephanie J. BlockSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/19- Stephanie J. Block
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2013

Happy Birthday, Stephanie J. Block! On Broadway, Block has starred in The Boy From Oz, Wicked, The Pirate Queen, 9 To 5, Anything Goes, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In addition, she originated the role of Elphaba in the first national tour of Wicked and in 2010 starred as Grizabella in the Municipal Opera Production production of Cats. Also that year, she starred as Sonia Walsk alongside Jason Alexander in the Reprise Theatre Company's production of They're Playing Our Song. (more...)

HOW TO SUCCEED..., 'FIDDLER' & More Set for Stages St. Louis' 2014 SeasonHOW TO SUCCEED..., 'FIDDLER' & More Set for Stages St. Louis' 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

STAGES ST. LOUIS proudly announces its dream-filled 28th season! The American Dream is explored through fame, success, and family during the 2014 season. It begins with They're Playing Our Song, a song-filled love story based on one of the most prolific American song writing teams of the 20th Century, Academy Award-winning Marvin Hamlisch, and Grammy Award-winning lyricist, Carol Bayer Sager. The seasoncontinues with the Pulitzer Prize-winning How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, a true pursuit of the American Corporate Dream. The grand finale is the Tony Award-winning Fiddler On The Roof, the definitive musical about reaching for the American Dream. The season hits its first note May 30 and runs through October 5, 2014. In addition, the 2014 season Theatre for Young Audiences production will feature Disney's Sleeping Beauty, beginning June 18. (more...)

Boca Raton Theatre Guild to Present THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 11/8-24Boca Raton Theatre Guild to Present THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 11/8-24
by Carol Kassie - Oct 2, 2013

Carbonell Award winners Margo Moreland and Oscar Cheda will star in the Boca Raton Theatre Guild's production of They're Playing Our Song at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. The show will run fromNovember 8th through November 24th. The two will portray Vernon Gersch and Sonia Walsk, the fictional counterparts to Hamlisch and Bayer-Sager whose real-life romance served as the inspiration for the musical. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Open THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 11/7Virginia Rep to Open THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of They're Playing Our Song on Friday, November 7 at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road. The show runs through Sunday, January 4. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Forum TheatreBWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG at Forum Theatre
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Oct 13, 2014

The Forum Theatre's latest production, They're Playing Our Song, is a sweet melody. With direction my Tom Frye and music direction by Steve Rue, enjoy a tuneful romp before it's too late. (more...)

Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala to Honor Sheldon Harnick, 6/14Goodspeed's RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala to Honor Sheldon Harnick, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals is delighted to announce that Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. Over the years Mr. Harnick's work has been represented on the Goodspeed stage with Fiorello! (1985), She Loves Me (1978), The Apple Tree (1999), and this summer's 50th Anniversary production of Fiddler on the Roof at the Goodspeed Opera House. The award will be presented by longtime friend and star of stage and screen, two time Tony Award-winner Tony Roberts (Broadway's Promises, Promises; They're Playing Our Song; Victor/Victoria; Cabaret). (more...)

Keith Lockhart Discusses the Boston Pops 2013 SeasonKeith Lockhart Discusses the Boston Pops 2013 Season
by Joseph F. Panarello - May 6, 2013

Everyone has heard of the recent tragic events in Boston. Hearts around the world were touched by what happened at this year's Boston Marathon. As a result there's been an incredible outpouring of help and kindness to those who were directly affected by the two explosions on April 22, 2013. Monetary donations are pouring in and the likes of Neil Diamond have lent their support in various ways. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/05/2013Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 5/05/2013
by BWW - May 5, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/05/2013 for Connecticut (more...)

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Begins at Milwaukee Rep TonightONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Begins at Milwaukee Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates 'a compelling portrait of an artist' (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals. One Night With Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and it runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from tonight, May 3 - June 2, 2013 and opens on Monday, May 6, 2013. Packed with classic songs ('Piece Of My Heart,' 'Summertime,' 'Mercedes Benz'), One Night With Janis Joplin also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis - like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. (more...)

'TETE-A-TETE' with Jim Brochu & Sheldon Harnick Set for 54 Below, 6/1'TETE-A-TETE' with Jim Brochu & Sheldon Harnick Set for 54 Below, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

This Sunday, June 1, 54 Below launches 'Tete-a-Tete with Jim Brochu & Friends,' the new series in which Broadway's legendary songwriters sit down with Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu (Zero Hour, Character Man, The Big Voice: God or Merman) to discuss their life's work. This Sunday, Brochu will sit down with Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick, the legendary lyricist and librettist who created iconic musicals including Fiddler on the Roof, She Loves Me, Fiorello and The Apple Tree. Tony nominee Anita Gillette (Chapter Two, Brighton Beach Memoirs, They're Playing Our Song) and MAC Award winner Steve Ross will take to the stage to perform some of Harnick's most beloved songs. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG to Open STAGES St. Louis' 28th Season, 5/30-6/29THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG to Open STAGES St. Louis' 28th Season, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

STAGES St. Louis will open its 28th season with a musical gem rarely seen in St. Louis, They're Playing Our Song May 30th through June 29th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Romance, laughter, and great music come together in a sweet and sophisticated musical romp that will have you singing along from curtain up to curtain down! (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents Lucie Arnaz TonightBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Presents Lucie Arnaz Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2012-2013 Season with An Evening with Lucie Arnaz tonight, May 18, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More Star in Boston Pops' ONE SINGULAR SENSATION Hamlisch Tribute, Now thru 5/18Donna McKechnie and More Star in Boston Pops' ONE SINGULAR SENSATION Hamlisch Tribute, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie, Tony Award Nominee Jodi Benson and Broadway veteran Doug LaBrecque will star with the Boston Pops in One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch conducted by Keith Lockhart. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Pays Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 6/2Bay Area Cabaret Pays Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

Bay Area Cabaret will conclude its 2012-2013 season by honoring the memory and legendary career of composer Marvin Hamlisch. Selections from his work (A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, They're Playing Our Song) will be performed by special guests including Broadway stars Lisa Vroman (The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd) and Karen Mason (Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard), Grammy Award winner Billy Stritch, 2012 Bay Area Teen Idol winner Bobby Conte Thornton, Academy Award-winning songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and other guest artists to be announced. Having performed with Bay Area Cabaret for the grand re-opening of the Venetian Room in 2010, Mr. Hamlisch will always hold a special place in Bay Area Cabaret's history. This tribute to his legacy will take place on the late composer's 69th birthday, Sunday, June 2, 2013, at 8pm in the historic Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason Street). Tickets ($75 - $100) are available at www.bayareacabaret.org or by phone at City Box Office (415) 392-4400. (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Runs 3 & 4 May at Theatre Royal, SydneyTHEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Runs 3 & 4 May at Theatre Royal, Sydney
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2013

The Broadway musical They're Playing Our Song had its Australian premiere at the Theatre Royal in 1980 and will return in a brand-new production for a strictly limited engagement. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS, Now thru 4/6Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2013

Actors' Playhouse presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights at the Miracle Theatre from tonight, March 7 - April 6, 2013. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Heads to Reagle Music Theatre for 'An Afternoon', 4/21Lucie Arnaz Heads to Reagle Music Theatre for 'An Afternoon', 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Talented triple threat of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz brings her critically acclaimed cabaret 'An Afternoon with Lucie Arnaz' to Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston on Sunday, April 21 at 3 p.m. In an exclusive Boston area engagement, the famed daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz sings, shares stories, and demonstrates the musical savvy and comic pizzazz that have established her as a star in her own right for the past 45 years. (more...)

Gerred And Janson Confirmed In ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE At Finborough From AprilGerred And Janson Confirmed In ROOMS: A ROCK ROMANCE At Finborough From April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2013

A Finborough Theatre commission, the European premiere of the hit Off-Broadway musical ROOMS - A Rock Romance, plays at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four-week season from Tuesday 23 April 2013, directed by multi-award-winning director Andrew Keates. (more...)

HIT Productions' THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Comes to Athenaeum Theatre TonightHIT Productions' THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Comes to Athenaeum Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

They're Playing Our Song, a production by Christine Harris and HIT Productions, Australia's Premier Theatre Touring Company will play tonight, 23 March, 8pm at Athenaeum Theatre. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents THE ODD COUPLE, Now thru 4/14Dallas Theater Center Presents THE ODD COUPLE, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2013

Dallas Theater Center presents Neil Simon's classic American comedy, The Odd Couple, directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. When two men with struggling relationships, neat and particular Felix Ungar and disheveled and rough-edged Oscar Madison, decide to live together, the results are funny and poignant. The Odd Couple opens with previews tonight, March 15 and runs through Sunday, April 14 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Michael Krajewski and the BSO SuperPops Present Bond and Beyond: 50 Years of 007, 4/11-14Michael Krajewski and the BSO SuperPops Present Bond and Beyond: 50 Years of 007, 4/11-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2013

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Maestro Michael Krajewski present Bond and Beyond: 50 Years of 007, a celebration of the world's favorite secret agent on Thursday, April 11 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, April 12 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The program features soloist Debbie Gravitte and includes musical selections from five decades of Bond films, such as Casino Royale, Goldfinger, From Russia with Love and Skyfall. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Shines at Stages St. LouisBWW Reviews: THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Shines at Stages St. Louis
by Chris Gibson - Jun 9, 2014

I've always been curious about They're Playing Our Song, but I'd never had the chance to see it before. You have to be intrigued by the fact that prolific playwright Neil Simon wrote the book, and also because Marvin Hamlisch and Carole Bayer Sager, who are responsible, together and separately, for some of the biggest hits to come out of the 1970's and early 80's, wrote the score. So, I'm here to report that the current production by Stages St. Louis is a delightful romantic comedy filled with catchy tunes that would make a perfect "date night" for couples. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Pays Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch TonightBay Area Cabaret Pays Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2013

Bay Area Cabaret will conclude its 2012-2013 season by honoring the memory and legendary career of composer Marvin Hamlisch. Selections from his work (A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, They're Playing Our Song) will be performed by special guests including Broadway stars Lisa Vroman (The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd) and Karen Mason (Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard), Grammy Award winner Billy Stritch, 2012 Bay Area Teen Idol winner Bobby Conte Thornton, Academy Award-winning songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and other guest artists to be announced. Having performed with Bay Area Cabaret for the grand re-opening of the Venetian Room in 2010, Mr. Hamlisch will always hold a special place in Bay Area Cabaret's history. This tribute to his legacy will take place on the late composer's 69th birthday, tonight, June 2, 2013, at 8pm in the historic Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason Street). Tickets ($75 - $100) are available at www.bayareacabaret.org or by phone at City Box Office (415) 392-4400. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lisa Vroman, Billy Stritch and More at Bay Area Cabaret's Marvin Hamlisch TributePhoto Flash: Lisa Vroman, Billy Stritch and More at Bay Area Cabaret's Marvin Hamlisch Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013

Bay Area Cabaret concluded its 2012-2013 season by honoring the memory and legendary career of composer Marvin Hamlisch on June 2, 2013. Selections from his work (A Chorus Line, The Way We Were, They're Playing Our Song) were performed by special guests, including Broadway stars Lisa Vroman (The Phantom of the Opera, Sweeney Todd) and Karen Mason (Mamma Mia!, Sunset Boulevard), Grammy Award winner Billy Stritch, 2012 Bay Area Teen Idol winner Bobby Conte Thornton, Academy Award-winning songwriters Alan and Marilyn Bergman, and more. Scroll down for photos from the celebration! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Opening Tonight at TriArts Sharon PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, Opening Tonight at TriArts Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Alice Bemand Executive Director and John Simpkins Artistic Director, presents Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlisch's award-winning musical comedy They're Playing Our Song, with performances tonight, July 19 through 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG to Open this Week at TriArts Sharon PlayhouseTHEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG to Open this Week at TriArts Sharon Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2013

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Alice Bemand Executive Director and John Simpkins Artistic Director, is pleased to present Neil Simon and Marvin Hamlisch's award-winning musical comedy They're Playing Our Song, with performances July 19 through 28. (more...)

BSO to Perform Marvin Hamlisch Tribute Concert, 1/23-26BSO to Perform Marvin Hamlisch Tribute Concert, 1/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the Orchestra in a special tribute concert to its former pops conductor, the late Marvin Hamlisch, on Thursday, January 23 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore and on Friday, January 24 and Saturday, January 25 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 26 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Featuring lead singer Marissa McGowan, the BSO will perform some of Hamlisch's best-known works, including "They're Playing Our Song," "The Way We Were" and "What I Did For Love" from A Chorus Line. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/13- Stockard ChanningSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/13- Stockard Channing
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2014

Happy Birthday Stockard Channing! In 1971, she made her Broadway debut in Two Gentlemen of Verona - The Musical, working with playwright John Guare. She also appeared on Broadway in 1973 in a supporting role in No Hard Feelings. In 1978, at the age of 33, she took on the role of high school teenager Betty Rizzo in the hit musical Grease. Additional Broadway credits include: They're Playing Our Song, A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, The House of Blue Leaves, Six Degrees of Separation, Woman in Mind, Four Baboons Adoring the Sun, and The Lion in Winter. She is currently starrign on Broadway in Other Desert Cities at the Booth Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/11- THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONGSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 2/11- THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2014

Today in 1979, They're Plaing Our Song opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1082 performances. With a book by Neil Simon, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, and music by Marvin Hamlisch, the musical is based on the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager- a wisecracking composer finds a new, offbeat lyricist, but initially the match is not one made in heaven. The two undergo a series of trials and overcome a number of hurdles before finding true love by the final curtain. They're Playing Our Song is essentially a two-character show. Vernon and Sonia are the sole characters on stage; each character has a three-person Greek chorus acting as their inner voices, and there are no big production numbers. (more...)

BAC TO BROADWAY: A BENEFIT CABARET Set for 1/11BAC TO BROADWAY: A BENEFIT CABARET Set for 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

In the can-do spirit of so many popular Broadway musicals, seven professional performers are joining BAC Artistic Director of Theater and Dance Shellee Frazee to stage "BAC to Broadway, A Benefit Cabaret," Sat., Jan 11, 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., at the Beverly Arts Center, 2407 W. 111th St., Chicago. All tickets $20, and all proceeds will go to funding the BAC professional theater series. (more...)

Review Roundup: FIRST DATE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: FIRST DATE Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Aug 8, 2013

Zachary Levi makes his Broadway debut starring opposite Broadway and television ingenue Krysta Rodriguez in FIRST DATE, opening tonight, August 8, at the Longacre Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

CPCC Announces Cast For THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONGCPCC Announces Cast For THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) has announced their cast for the Neil Simon hit 'They're Playing Our Song.' (more...)

Sierra Boggess, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join Seth Rudetsky's NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Benefit for MS 245, 8/24Sierra Boggess, James Monroe Iglehart and More Join Seth Rudetsky's NOT SINCE HIGH SCHOOL Benefit for MS 245, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will host and music direct a benefit concert at 42West on Sunday August 24th called Not Since High School. The concert, which will begin at 7:30, will showcase Broadway performers singing the classic roles they played as teens while wearing braces and/or breaking out. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Comes to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 5/18Lucie Arnaz Comes to Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College (BCBC) continues its 2012-2013 Season with An Evening with Lucie Arnaz on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8pm. Tickets are $36 and can be purchased by phone at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm), or online at www.BrooklynCenterOnline.org. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, 3/7-4/6Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, 3/7-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

Actors' Playhouse presents Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical In The Heights at the Miracle Theatre from March 7 - April 6, 2013. (more...)

Jacki Weaver Joins 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS AdaptationJacki Weaver Joins 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS Adaptation
by Movies News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

Jacki Weaver is about to lace up her dancing shoes. The acclaimed Australian actress has officially signed on for the upcoming film based on Richard Alfieri's Broadway play, 6 DANCE LESSONS IN 6 WEEKS, Deadline reports. (more...)

Robert Klein's Standup Set for STAGE 72 on Friday, 5/3Robert Klein's Standup Set for STAGE 72 on Friday, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

On Friday, May 3 at 7pm at STAGE 72 (158 West 72nd Street), Tony, Grammy and Emmy nominated actor, singer and comedian Robert Klein will make a rare NYC appearance with 'An Evening with Robert Klein' which will showcase his standup comedy and beloved brand of humor and charm. (more...)

Seth Rettberg, Berklea Going & More Will Star in STAGES' 2014 Season ShowsSeth Rettberg, Berklea Going & More Will Star in STAGES' 2014 Season Shows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

STAGES St. Louis has announced casting for the 2014 'American Dream' season. The multifaceted lineup includes; They're Playing Our Song, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, and Fiddler On The Roof. This season's exceptional talent celebrates the realization of the American Dream as explored through unique challenges of seeking fame, amassing monetary success, and cherishing family traditions. STAGES also announces the cast for the Theatre for Young Audiences production of, the classic fairy tale, Disney's Sleeping Beauty. All season and single tickets are on sale now. (more...)

ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Begin at Milwaukee Rep, 5/3ONE NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Begin at Milwaukee Rep, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

With a voice like whiskey and a laugh like pure joy, Janis Joplin took the music scene by storm. Simultaneously rough and vulnerable, Joplin was dubbed the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, proving music wasn't just a man's world anymore. Now, in a new musical event featuring more than a dozen singers and band members, playwright-director Randy Johnson creates 'a compelling portrait of an artist' (Culturemob) through the words, inspiration and music of one of America's greatest rock 'n' roll originals. One Night With Janis Joplin is a full-on concert experience and musical journey into the life and inspirations of one of rock 'n' roll's greatest legends and it runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from May 3 - June 2, 2013 and opens on Monday, May 6, 2013. Packed with classic songs ('Piece Of My Heart,' 'Summertime,' 'Mercedes Benz'), One Night With Janis Joplin also shines the spotlight on trailblazers who influenced Janis - like Bessie Smith, Etta James and Aretha Franklin. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Welcomes Robert Klein, 6/1White Plains Performing Arts Center Welcomes Robert Klein, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) has announced that Robert Klein with musical director Bob Stein will present an evening of comedy, theatre and song to benefit the White Plains theatre. The performance is sponsored by Platinum Terrazo, MDM Architecture LLC, Darius Toraby Architects in association with LoHud Comedy, Adam Oliensis, and Richard Cirulli. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Heads to Reagle Music Theatre for 'An Afternoon' TodayLucie Arnaz Heads to Reagle Music Theatre for 'An Afternoon' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

Talented triple threat of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz brings her critically acclaimed cabaret 'An Afternoon with Lucie Arnaz' to Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston today, April 21 at 3 p.m. In an exclusive Boston area engagement, the famed daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz sings, shares stories, and demonstrates the musical savvy and comic pizzazz that have established her as a star in her own right for the past 45 years. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz's LATIN ROOTS Tributes Father Desi at The State Theatre TonightLucie Arnaz's LATIN ROOTS Tributes Father Desi at The State Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Daughter of TV royalty Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz performs a fiery, explosive, and heartfelt musical tribute to the rhythm of her roots and a love note to the man who introduced La Conga to the United States, her father, Desi Arnaz. 'Latin Roots' is an eclectic Latin American mix that sizzles with sophistication and sassy spice to songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Johnny Mercer alongside tunes by Agustín Lara, Rafael Hernandez, and Margarita Lecuona. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz's LATIN ROOTS to Tribute Father Desi at The State Theatre, 4/20Lucie Arnaz's LATIN ROOTS to Tribute Father Desi at The State Theatre, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Daughter of TV royalty Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz, Lucie Arnaz performs a fiery, explosive, and heartfelt musical tribute to the rhythm of her roots and a love note to the man who introduced La Conga to the United States, her father, Desi Arnaz. 'Latin Roots' is an eclectic Latin American mix that sizzles with sophistication and sassy spice to songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, and Johnny Mercer alongside tunes by Agustín Lara, Rafael Hernandez, and Margarita Lecuona. (more...)

TriArts Sharon Playhouse Announces 2013 SeasonTriArts Sharon Playhouse Announces 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

TriArts Sharon Playhouse (Sharon, CT), under the leadership of Alice Bemand Executive Director and John Simpkins Artistic Director, is pleased to announce the 2013 Season. The area premiere of Spamalot runs June 26 - July 7 and will be directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner (Broadway's The Book of Mormon and Spamalot). Music Direction is by Eric Kang (TriArts' The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas). (more...)

PERFECT CRIME Enters 27th Year Off-BroadwayPERFECT CRIME Enters 27th Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

PERFECT CRIME, the Off-Broadway 'whodunit,' is turning 27 on April 18th - continuing on as the longest running play in the city's history. The smart, funny and fast-paced thriller at the Anne L. Bernstein Theater in the Snapple Theater Center in Times Square will have played over 10,648 performances since it first opened in 1987 - to much fanfare, worldwide. (more...)

The Devil Makes Three, Kansas and More Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, Now thru July 2013The Devil Makes Three, Kansas and More Set for Ridgefield Playhouse, Now thru July 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2013

The Ridgefield Playhouse has announced its upcoming music acts, now through July 2013. Details below! (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present THE ODD COUPLE, 3/15-4/14Dallas Theater Center to Present THE ODD COUPLE, 3/15-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

Dallas Theater Center announced today the upcoming production of Neil Simon's classic American comedy, The Odd Couple, directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty. When two men with struggling relationships, neat and particular Felix Ungar and disheveled and rough-edged Oscar Madison, decide to live together, the results are funny and poignant. The Odd Couple opens with previews on Friday, March 15 and runs through Today, April 14 at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and More to Star in Boston Pops' ONE SINGULAR SENSATION Hamlisch Tribute, 5/14-18Donna McKechnie and More to Star in Boston Pops' ONE SINGULAR SENSATION Hamlisch Tribute, 5/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie, Tony Award Nominee Jodi Benson and Broadway veteran Doug LaBrecque will star with the Boston Pops in One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch conducted by Keith Lockhart. (more...)

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