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West side of Broadway between 32nd & 33rd

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Based on the play Smilin' Through by Allen Langdon Martin and Jane Cowl


Chris Young Establishes Annual Scholarship for Middle Tennessee State University
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

RCA Records Nashville artist and former Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) student CHRIS YOUNG celebrated the season of giving today (Nov. 28) by creating an annual scholarship for recording industry students at his alma mater. (more...)

2017 FRIGID Festival Lineup Announced at UNDER St. Marks & The Kraine Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the 2017 FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) February 15-March 5. (more...)

Chris Berman to Assume New ESPN Role Following NFL Season
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Berman will make appearances on-air and will also serve in public-facing roles on behalf of the company, stepping away from his longtime position as the face of ESPN's NFL studio coverage, NFL Draft and Major League Baseball's Home Run Derby. (more...)

CSO's Concert for Kids LET'S GO TO OUTER SPACE! to Be Dedicated to US Senator John Glenn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

As part of the CSO's Concerts for Kids series, CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov and the Columbus Symphony have teamed up with Columbus' Momentum dance program and OSU Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics Dr. Mike Stamatikos for a one-hour exploration of music and outer space designed for kids ages 3-10. Dedicated to former astronaut and US Senator John Glenn. (more...)

WISTA to Celebrate 10th Anniversary with a Special Gala on 2/4/17
by Noelle Hannibal - Jan 31, 2017

On February 4th, 2017 at 5:30PM, The West Island Theatre Association (WISTA) will gather notable members, alumni, artists, dignitaries, fans, and supporters of musical theatre at the grand Olympia Reception Hall to celebrate a historical milestone of shared achievements and successes with its highly anticipated ten-year gala. (more...)

Tokyo Stock Exchange Selects Juniper Networks for Extensive Trading Platform Upgrade
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

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THE SAVANNAH SIPPING SOCIETY to Open at the Old Log Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

This new comedy makes its Regional Premiere at the Old Log Theatre with a preview performance on Friday March 3, 2017 and Opening night on Saturday March 4, 2017 (more...)

BWW Recap: SoLuna Through The Years
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 3, 2017

It was indeed an emotional night at Long Island's SoLuna Studio annual holiday concert. As the Hauppauge venue turns more to their educational programming and Children's theatre - though not completely eliminating their main stage shows - owners Karen Braun and Megan Pietroforte took time with patrons to celebrate and reflect on their 5 years of wonderful theatre thus far. (more...)

Vans Launches Eighth Annual Custom Culture Art Competition For High Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

CYPRESS, Calif., Jan. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ Vans invites high school art students throughout the country to join in the eighth annual Vans Custom Culture art competition to embrace youth creativity and support arts education. Starting today, high school art teachers can register their classes to compete for the grand prize of $50,000 towards its art program by creating their most artistic and inventive designs using blank Vans shoes as their canvas. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 28, 2017
by - Jan 28, 2017

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

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 1/27; ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE in Raleigh, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Los Angeles and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature IN THE HEIGHTS in Detroit, ALWAYS... PATSY CLINE in North Carolina, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Los Angeles and more.  Check out our top features below! (more...)

Lamplighters Music Theatre Mourns the Death of Beloved Co-Founder Orva Hoskinson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

 Orva Hoskinson, co-founder of San Francisco's Lamplighters Music Theatre, passed away on Thursday, January 26, 2017. He was 92. -Orva co-founded the Lamplighters with Ann Pool Mac Nab in the summer of 1952. From the beginning, their intention was to bring the Gilbert & Sullivan canon to audiences in productions of the very highest possible artistic professional caliber within the limitations imposed on what was at the time a small group of semi-professional and amateur performers drawn from the San Francisco Bay Area community. (more...)

Valentine's Chocolate and Wine Tasting Set for Contemporary Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Stuck without plans for Valentine's Day? The Contemporary Theater Company has you covered with events for lovers of chocolate, theater, and wine! (more...)

Kenny Rogers Will Bring 'GAMBLERS LAST DEAL' Tour to Eccles Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

GRAMMY Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers will stop in Salt Lake City for one extraordinary evening on Friday, April 21 at 7:30pm at the Eccles Theater during his Final World Tour: The Gambler's Last Deal.  (more...)

Fulton Theatre Goes Under the Big Top with ANNIE GET YOUR GUN!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is excited to continue its record breaking season with Irving Berlin's classic musical comedy, Annie Get Your Gun.   Prepare to be dazzled as Buffalo Bill Cody's Wild West Show returns to the Fulton Theatre after 100 years and the theatre is transformed into a big top, surrounding the audience with all the action.  (more...)

Buying Power for Businesses Becomes Big Business with Consolidus GPO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

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PBS to Present Civil Rights Documentary JOHN LEWIS - GET IN THE WAY, 2/10
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

PBS and Georgia Public Broadcasting announced today that JOHN LEWIS - GET IN THE WAY, a new documentary produced and directed by Kathleen Dowdey, will premiere Friday, February 10, 2017, 10:30-11:30 p.m. ET (more...)

IFC's PORTLANDIA to Return for Eighth and Final Season in 2018
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

IFC announced today that its flagship Emmy(R)-nominated and Peabody Award-winning sketch series PORTLANDIA will return in 2018 for its eighth and final season. (more...)

JENNA ESPOSITO Launches 2017 New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits Season at Metropolitan Room With Award-Nominated CONNIE FRANCIS Tribute Show, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2017

Singer/Actress Jenna Esposito made her New York nightclub debut in 2004, and has been delighting audiences across the country ever since. Esposito is perhaps best known for her tribute to iconic pop singer Connie Francis-Jenna Esposito Sings Connie Francis-a show that has been a smash hit among audiences and critics since it debuted in 2009. Connie Francis herself has praised Jenna's work, raving, 'I've known and loved Jenna for years and love the way she sings. I'm so grateful for the love and respect she shows to the catalog of songs that has been so good to me Through the Years.' Now Esposito will be reprising her critically acclaimed show to launch the 2017 season of the BroadwayWorld.com Award-Nominated series NEW YORK CABARET'S GREATEST HITS at the Metropolitan Room on February 13 at 7 pm. (more...)

Ralph Arbitelle and Paul Arbitelle Release 'Walking with Father'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

'Walking with Father': an inspirational and positive hand-book for understanding God's purpose for people on earth. These writings are the result of prayer and study and, as much as possible, not swayed by the personal ideas of either Ralph or Paul. 'Walking with Father' is the creation of published authors, Ralph Arbitelle and Paul Arbitelle, talented authors and brothers. (more...)

Vineyard Theatre Welcomes Suzanne Appel as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Vineyard Theatre's Board of Directors, and Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern, announced today that Suzanne Appel has been named the company's new Managing Director beginning January 17, 2017.  (more...)

Side B Theatrics to Bring TEN TIMES TWO THE ETERNAL COURTSHIP to MATCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Epic romantic comedy 'Ten Times Two The Eternal Courtship' by David Belke is coming to the MATCH this winter. (more...)

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Spring 2017 has Arrived at the New Theatre with an eclectic mix of shows guaranteed to delight and entertain audiences. >From blockbuster musicals to special one-off performances, from classic drama to family favourites, this is an unmissable programme of theatre.  (more...)

40th Season Brings New Name And Summer Line-up To Pittsburgh Festival Opera   
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Pittsburgh Festival Opera is the new name of Western Pennsylvania's innovative and nimble opera company, formerly known as Opera Theater of Pittsburgh. Now an acclaimed American summer opera festival, Pittsburgh Festival Opera's rebranding celebrates the four-decade history of the organization and positions the company as it expands to a six-week season in multiple venues in 2017. (more...)

Matt Pond PA Releases New Video 'Force of Nature' With KCRW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Matt Pond PA has shared their new video for 'Force of Nature', from the recently released album Winter Lives. Formed by the prolific songwriter Matt Pond, Matt Pond PA will soon tour the West coast in support of their new album. (more...)

Porter Carroll, Jr. Explores the Evolution of Cabaret at The Metropolitan Room.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Porter Carroll, Jr. Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing it's name is Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the 70's and 80's. As a drummer and one of four singers/creator of Atlantic Starr, Porter helped make hits that made the group and it's amazing vocals and energetic performances famous world wide. He has worked with chart topping recording artists Through the Years including Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Howard Hewett, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin. Porter has also worked as a composer for Sony Publishing, where he evoked the heart of R & B and pop with thought provoking song arrangements, of which top artists like Luther Vandross and The Temptations have covered his much sought after compositions.  (more...)

Ann Kittredge Returns to the Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

After wowing the audience at her sold-out premiere in November, actress and singer Ann Kittredge returns to the legendary Metropolitan Room for two more performances this spring with her show Ann Kittredge: It's About Time. (more...)

The Contemporary Theater Company Hosts Valentine's Chocolate and Wine Tasting
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

???????Stuck without plans for Valentine's Day? The Contemporary Theater Company has you covered with events for lovers of chocolate, theater, and wine! (more...)

Recon Technology Receives Qualification Approval from ABB, allowing it to Bid on Automation System Products Projects
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

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Charlottesville Opera/Ash Lawn Opera Launches 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Charlottesville Opera, the newly renamed Ash Lawn Opera, kicks off its fortieth anniversary season on March 23 and 24 with the East Coast premiere of Middlemarch in Spring, presented in collaboration with the Virginia Festival of the Book. (more...)

BWW Interview: DANIEL C. LEVINE in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 13, 2017

Behind the scenes with Broadway dancers. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bill Bellamy, Chante Moore, LisaRaye McCoy, Carl Anthony Payne of MARRIED BUT SINGLE TOO at Music Hall Center
by Katie Laban - Feb 13, 2017

I had the chance to sit down with Bill Bellamy, Chante Moore, LisaRaye McCoy and most of the cast of Married But Single Too including writer, director, and producer, Je'Caryous Johnson, of the original stage play, Married But Single, for a round table discussion. What ensued was lengthy, but hilarious discussion about love, life, and, of course, Detroit. (more...)

Ashley Warren Shares TOOTHPICK LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The new novel, 'Toothpick Legs' (published by Archway Publishing), by Ashley Warren tells the story of a young woman reminiscing about what school dances, slumber parties, spelling bees and Valentine's Day were like for her as a preteen. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! Returns to Mount Holyoke College's Chapin Auditorium on 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Sunday, March 5 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as "Matt Morgan", The Big Broadcast!  is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee "Fred Kelley" for his 10th consecutive season. (more...)

THE BIG BROADCAST! to Return to Mount Holyoke This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 12th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 4 at 2PM & 7PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.  (more...)

Award-Winning Composer Comes to the Hamilton Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Award winning composer, Steve Dorff, will perform many of his hits songs on Thursday, December 22nd, at 8pm at the Hamilton Stage. (more...)

Porter Carroll, Jr. to Visit New York's Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Porter Carroll, Jr. Singer, songwriter, drummer, percussionist and founder of Newban (later changing it's name is Atlantic Starr), the Rhythm and Blues hit machine from the 70's and 80's. As a drummer and one of four singers/creator of Atlantic Starr, Porter helped make hits that made the group and it's amazing vocals and energetic performances famous world wide. He has worked with chart topping recording artists Through the Years including Shania Twain, Spyro Gyra, Melba Moore, Donny Osmond, Michael Bolton, Howard Hewett, Marion Meadows and Bob Baldwin. Porter has also worked as a composer for Sony Publishing, where he evoked the heart of R & B and pop with thought provoking song arrangements, of which top artists like Luther Vandross and The Temptations have covered his much sought after compositions. (more...)

Harlem Globetrotters Tip-Off 2017 World Tour With Televised Special on ESPN2, 1/2
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Marking an exciting new 2017 World Tour, the Harlem Globetrottersannounced today that they will bring their unparalleled entertainment to television screens with a new one-hour nationally televised special entitled, The Harlem Globetrotters Southern California Special, premiering onESPN2, on Monday, Jan. 2 at 7 p.m. ET. (more...)

Bergen Performing Arts Center Presents Darlene Love
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Darlene Love, a part of the Benzel-Busch Motor Car Corp Concert Series-Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

New Philharmonic to Open 2017 with THE MIKADO at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

New Philharmonic, under the baton of Maestro Kirk Muspratt, opens 2017 with Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Mikado," a comic opera in two acts, stage directed by Michael La Tour at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 29 at 3 p.m. A free MAC Chat will take place one hour prior to each performance. (more...)

That Woman! by Marlo Thomas to Launch Exclusively at HSN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2016

Designed for women of all ages, this timeless collection offers a variety of everyday, stylish separates. The 15-piece line ranges from $39.90 for a Heart Choker, to $79.90 for a Lace-Up Sweater, up to $169.90 for a Perforated Moto Jacket. The collection boasts a variety of bold and neutral tones from hot pink to champagne, and for each piece, Marlo has created a distinct detail, including keyholes, fringe, beading, pleating and perforation. (more...)

Meijer Holiday Spot Earns Advertising Industry Accolades
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

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Highlights In Jazz Announces 2017 Line Up, Honorary Doctorate for Jack Kleinsinger
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, proudly announces the schedule for its 45th season featuring four monthly star studded Thursday night concerts taking place at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center of Borough Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, NYC. (more...)

Ash Lawn Opera To Become Charlottesville Opera, Celebrates 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Ash Lawn Opera, Charlottesville, Virginia's premier opera company for 40 years, will become Charlottesville Opera in 2017. Imagine 1978: the downtown mall had just opened in Charlottesville and Ash Lawn Opera had its first season as a summer festival of local singers presenting opera in the boxwood garden of Ash Lawn-Highland. Since then, our city has transformed into a vibrant cultural and culinary hub and emerging tourist destination. (more...)

Kenny Rogers' Last Tour at Van Wezel
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Grammy Award-winning superstar and Country Music Hall of Fame member Kenny Rogers  brings his Final World Tour: The Gambler's Last Deal to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Friday, January 27 at 8PM.  (more...)

Diane Brewer Releases 'TimeFLEX'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

'TimeFLEX': an enthralling and alluring novel that takes the reader on a journey to another dimension; one that shows what could have been for Danny Norman, an only child living with his mother. 'TimeFLEX' is the creation of published author, Diane Brewer, a Minnesota native currently pursuing a writing degree, with hope of continuing the 'TimeFLEX' saga. Diane plans to write two sequels to her first published work, and already has ideas for more writing projects. (more...)

Theater Works Masterworks Series Premieres New Play by Local Actor Cathy Dresbach
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Theater Works presents the premiere of 3 NO TRUMP, a new play by local actor Cathy Dresbach opening January 13, 2017.  3 NO TRUMP is a comedy about cards and enduring friendship. The Ladies of the Club have met every other Thursday to play cards, chat, eat, drink and laugh. Sometimes they cry, and then laugh some more. They seek the answers to life's great questions: What's the response to a 2-club opening bid? Why can't the Phoenix Suns make the playoffs? Who is the evil genius that invented pantyhose? And it all gets recorded in their collective journal - a true "herstory" now in its 8th volume. Told with humor and heart, 3 NO TRUMP is the story of ordinary women with an extraordinary devotion to each other and the game of Bridge. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is entirely intentional. A charming new play by one the Valley's leading theatrical talents! 3 NO TRUMP will be on stage in the Gyder Theater January 13 - 29, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: New Orleans Welcomes Home Leslie Rochette in JERSEY BOYS
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 15, 2016

Returning to New Orleans this week is the musical that made the world fall in love with the Four Seasons all over again, JERSEY BOYS. First a superstar boy group from Jersey, then a hit musical, next a movie, and now we're getting to see the show once again on tour! Whether you realize it or not you know the music, so come see the story behind the music where all the "magic" happened. (more...)

11th Annual FRIGID Festival to Chill at The Kraine Theater, UNDER St. Marks This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

FRIGID New York @ Horse Trade will present the 11th Annual FRIGID Festival at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery) and UNDER St. Marks (94 St. Marks Place between 1st Avenue and Avenue A) February 13-March 5. (more...)

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts Presents Jim Messina
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Rock legend Jim Messina comes to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 7 p.m. on Sunday, January 29. (more...)

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