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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


BWW Review: Maunalua Thrills Locals and Visitors at NA MELE NO NA PUA SUNDAY SHOWCASE
by Anton Anderssen - May 9, 2017

On Sunday, Maunalua performed as special talent at NA MELE NO NA PUA SUNDAY SHOWCASE.  Held Sundays at the Waikiki Beachwalk lawn stage, the event showcases the best of Hawaiian musicians and vocalists. (more...)

BWW Review: Chromolume Theatre Revives an Intriguing HELLO AGAIN
by Don Grigware - May 8, 2017

With this concise Wikipedia description in mind let's say that Michael John LaChuisa has taken liberties in composing his musical version of La Ronde called Hello Again. The musical first premiered off-Broadway in 1993. Liberties taken primarily are placing 10 scenes and characters in different time periods of the 20th century in a non-chronological order...and utilizing simulated raw sex in many of the scenes. When the whore (a very enticing Michelle Holmes) gets her hooks into the soldier (Cesar Cipriano), it is 1900. In the next scene the soldier comes onto the nurse in 1940. Mores changed with the times and sexual practices diversified, particularly in the 60s and 70s with Woodstock an open haven for hippies and rampant sex, and then later homosexuals coming out of the closet. Within these varying time periods, LaChuisa introduces a variety of musical styles that somehow manage to tie the stories together, making them more colorful and exciting. Now in a rare revival at Chromolume Theatre, Hello Again is receiving a fine production with even direction by Richard Van Slyke and a fantastic cast of 10 actors. (more...)

Cher to Receive Icon Award & Perform 'Believe' on 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2017

dick clark productions and ABC today announced Cher, the Oscar-winning pop music legend and three-time Billboard Music Awards winner, will be honored with the prestigious ICON Award at the 2017 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS. (more...)

Sheldon and Margery Harnick to Release 2nd Book, KOI: A MODERN FOLKTALE, This June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Margery Gray Harnick and Matt Harnick have joined their talents for photography with Sheldon Harnick's lyrical writing to publish 'Koi: A Modern Folktale', available June 21, 2017. (more...)

Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America to Bring 410[GONE] to TNC This June
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Yangtze Repertory Theatre of America returns to Theater for the New City (TNC) June 2 to 18 to present the New York premiere of '401[GONE]' by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, the prize-winning author of 'The World of Extreme Happiness' (Manhattan Theater Club, 2015).  (more...)

Enjoy PURE COUNTRY with Julie Johnson and Harley Jay at Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lyric Stage will close its 24th season with its 21st world premiere, PURE COUNTRY, June 9-18, 2017. Performances are June 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30 PM and June 11 & 18 @ 2:30 PM in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. Tickets are available @ www.lyricstage.org or by calling 972-252-2787. (more...)

TNT Closes Season 31 with All-Female Comedy!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Terrific New Theatre closes its 31st season with the Alabama premiere of a new play whose genre has become a beloved staple of TNT's repertoire, the Southern comedy. (more...)

Kenny Rogers' Final World Tour Makes Stop at Park Theater Friday 7/21
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Country Music Hall of Fame artist Kenny Rogers will perform hits from his legendary songbook Friday, July 21 at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Special guest Linda Davis will open for the music legend. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m.   Tickets ranging in price from $39 to $150 (including applicable service charges or fees) go on sale Friday, June 2 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets can be purchased online at ParkTheaterLV.com or Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Michael Terence Publishing Announce the Release of Eden's Apple by Pamela Blake
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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DANCE FOR LIFE 2017 Companies Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago will exemplify Chicago's versatile and virtuoso dance community with the eight companies that are performing August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University. Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, presents this annual benefit performance, which is preceded by a gala reception at the Hilton Chicago. (more...)

Freed-Hardeman University Names David Shannon Next President
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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Joanie Leeds Brings 'Brooklyn Baby!' Show to Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Award-winning kids' musician Joanie Leeds will bring a little bit of Brooklyn to the South Bay with a fun-filled, all-ages Brooklyn Baby! show at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 22 at the Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose, 180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA. (more...)

Jessica Simpson & More Set for CBS SUNDAY MORNING's Special 'By Design' Edition
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

CBS SUNDAY MORNING and Jane Pauley head to Amsterdam for a special “By Design” edition, to be broadcast Sunday, May 21 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Dr. Rocco Monto Inks His Publishing Deal for His Book 'The Fountain' With Rodale Books Through His Agent Alan Morell Creative Management Partners
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

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BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Erin Schwab
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 13, 2017

The Ordway's latest BROADWAY SONGBOOK features HOLLYWOOD TO BROADWAY and this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug features the delightful Erin Schwab, who shares some of her favorites and aspirations as the show begins a five performance run, May 14- 21. (more...)

PURE COUNTRY to Premiere at Lyric Stage This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Lyric Stage will close its 24th season with its 21st world premiere, PURE COUNTRY, June 9-18, 2017. Performances are June 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30 PM and June 11 & 18 @ 2:30 PM in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. (more...)

World Premiere of THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE by Meridith Friedman Comes to Curious Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the launch of The Luckiest People by Meridith Friedman, its 69th Rolling World Premiere. The play, which received the 2013-14 Annual Commission in collaboration with Curious Theatre Company, is currently running at  Core Member Curious Theatre Company (Denver, CO) through June 17, 2017. Over the next eight months, Actor's Theatre of Charlotte (NC, August 3-26, 2017), and Associate Member Stage Left Theatre (Chicago, IL, January 6-February 11, 2018) will continue the Roll. (more...)

Bethel Woods Concert Announces Return of Bradstan Cabaret Series and PLAY: The Classics
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts continues to grow and diversify programming held in its most intimate venue - the indoor Event Gallery. This summer, the beloved Bradstan Cabaret Series returns with three unique performances featuring Ann Hampton Callaway on July 8, Mark Nadler on August 20, and Scott Samuelson and Jeanne MacDonald on September 16. Then this fall, PLAY: The Classics returns with the Manhattan Chamber Players on September 14, Borislav Strulev and Friends on September 28, and ZOFO on October 19. Tickets for both series go on-sale Friday, May 12 at 10:00 AM at BethelWoodsCenter.org. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS to Celebrate George Gershwin with MUSIC UNDER THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, June 3 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

BWW Interview: Davis Gaines Reveres MAN OF LA MANCHA
by Don Grigware - May 1, 2017

Actor/singer Davis Gaines is perhaps the most revered singing star on Los Angeles stages. He is the longest running Phantom in Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Phantom of the Opera and is about to return to Man of La Mancha. The new production from McCoy/Rigby plays the Valley Performing Arts Center at Cal State Northridge Friday, May 5, Saturday May 6 and Sunday May 7 and then moves to La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts in early June. In our chat Gaines discusses musical theatre and his favorite roles from Broadway to LA. (more...)

Riant Theatre to Host Cocktail Reception to Support Youth Empowerment Scholarship Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The Riant Theatre - the AUDELCO Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds - will hold an afternoon cocktail reception on Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 2 - 4 pm at The Riant Theatre, located at 31 West 34th Street, 7th Floor (btw 5th and 6th Avenues).  (more...)

BWW Review: Patsy Cline Is Alive and Well and Dazzling at Maine State Music Theatre
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 9, 2017

About half way through the musical, Always, Patsy Cline, Louise says of the legendary singer, 'She blew the roof off that old honky tonk!' And much the same could be said for the electric atmosphere at the Brunswick's Pickard Theater, where MSMT opened its 59th season with a dazzling production of the musical that includes twenty-seven songs made famous by the singer, who remains to this day - fifty-four years after her untimely death - a towering presence in the world of country and pop music. With true betes de scene, Christine Mild as Patsy and Charis Leos as Louise, accompanied by a virtuoso band, performing an unforgettable songbook, this production delivers not only powerhouse vocal-dramatic values, but also offers the audience a vibrant and poignant journey to another time and place that magically come alive through in the charismatic story of its protagonists. The Ted Swindley musical which focuses on the last six years of Patsy Cline's life and on her friendship with a Texas divorcee and fan, Louise Seger, is so much more than a catalog of songs strung together by a chronological narrative. Indeed, the book is touching well-constructed - funny, sad, warm and human by turns - and the songs are integrated into the story with a seamlessness that lets the play move from reality to memory. (more...)

LA Concert Group Announces ALPHAVILLE USA 2017 5-City Concert Tour Featuring Marian Gold & Full Band, Known for Their Top International Hits "Big In Japan"
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

LA Concert Group proudly announces that international sensation Alphaville will be visiting USA in August for a five city tour from August 4th to August 12th of 2017! (more...)

Lyric Stage Presents the World Premiere of PURE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Lyric Stage will close its 24th season with its 21st world premiere, PURE COUNTRY, June 9-18, 2017. Performances are June 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 at 7:30 PM and June 11 & 18 at 2:30 PM in the Irving Arts Center's Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. (more...)

Hank Williams Jr. Returns to ESPN's MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL with Florida Georgia Line and Jason Derulo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

ESPN's Monday Night Football will feature the return of its iconic anthem this fall when legendary country singer Hank Williams Jr. kicks off the weekly Monday primetime game by asking NFL fans: “Are You Ready for Some Football?” (more...)

Michael Franti & Spearhead to Perform on LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD--led by the socially and environmentally conscious singer, songwriter and guitarist--are set to perform their latest single, the positive and uplifting 'Summertime Is In Our Hands,' on the nationally syndicated talk show 'LIVE WITH KELLY & RYAN,' tomorrow, Thursday, June 8. (more...)

CCBC Renames Essex Campus Theatre as The F. Scott Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

It is fitting that F. Scott Black should have his name in lights on the Mainstage at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex. The F. Scott Black Theatre will be formally dedicated tomorrow.  And this Friday, June 9, when the curtain goes up on the 45th season of Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, F. Scott Black's name will be there in lights!  Black will also be there in person as the director for the season opener - "Arsenic and Old Lace." (more...)

Georgetown Professor Replaces Sen. Al Franken as Guest on Next REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
by TV News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

The network announced today that Georgeown University sociology professor and author Michael Ericc Dyson will replace Senator Al Franken as a guest on the episode. Yesterday, a spokesperson for Franken told the Huffington Post that the senator would no longer appear, following backlash over Mmaher's use of the 'N' word on last Friday's show. (more...)

Riant Theatre Sets Juicy Lineup for 2017 STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The Riant Theatre -- the Audelco Award-winning nonprofit providing a nurturing developmental environment for playwrights and theatre creators of diverse cultural backgrounds -- proudly presents THE STRAWBERRY ONE-ACT FESTIVAL. (more...)

SOPAC's 2017 Gala to Honor Local Luminaries This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The South Orange Performing Arts Center celebrates the contributions of three local leaders at its 2017 Gala, October 28, 6-11 p.m.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 23, 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 MATILDA, OKLAHOMA, CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

MediaMax Network Announces MMN Community, New Philanthropic Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

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Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick, Margery Harnick & Matt Harnick Launch Their New Book KOI
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 20, 2017

Sheldon Harnick wrote the words for the songs in Fiddler, The Rothchilds, and lyrics for many other historic tunes, but he also wrote the words in a new book of photographs by his wife Margery Gray and son Matt Harnick.  The book was launched at a party attended by lots of his Broadway friends at TAO  in NYC and Broadwayworld was there.  Like his songs, the photographs in KOI are a thing of beauty and create wonderful feelings. (more...)

Mary J. Blige, A$AP Rocky & More to Perform at BET AWARDS 17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

BET Networks announced today that R&B's brightest stars Mary J. Blige, Maxwell, El Debarge, and in their first-ever BET Awards performance, Xscape, along with some of hip hop's hottest talent including A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Gucci Mane, Swae Lee, Khalid and SZA, and musician Kamasi Washington will perform at the 'BET Awards 17'. (more...)

nFusz Announces Deal With uBid.com to Provide Interactive Video Online Auctions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

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ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL Set for Shakespeare in the Parking Lot This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Shakespeare in the Parking Lot, presented by The Drilling Company, opens its 23rd season July 6 to 22 with 'All's Well That Ends Well,' directed by Karla Hendrick.  It's the first time this play has been presented in a parking lot, ever. (more...)

Edmund Gaynes to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Valley Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Producer/theater owner/multi-hypenate Edmund Gaynes will be awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Valley Theatre Awards in North Hollywood, California in Monday, June 5th.  (more...)

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD Release Music Video For New Single 'Summertime Is In Our Hands'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD--led by the socially and environmentally conscious singer, songwriter and guitarist--released a joyous, positive and uplifting video for 'Summertime Is In Our Hands' over the Memorial Day Weekend which Franti talked aboutduring an interview on the nationally syndicated 'Delilah' radio show, which has an estimated eight million listeners. (more...)

Recon Technology's Subsidiary Qualifies for Preferential Income Tax Rate After Receiving Renewal of China National High-Tech Enterprise Status
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

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Former NBA All-Star Jayson Williams Launches New Treatment and Wellness Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Williams is widely known by many for his several successful seasons playing in the NBA. He was selected by the Phoenix Suns in the 1990 NBA Draft. Thereafter, he was sent to the Philadelphia 76ers and after two seasons, found a home with the New Jersey Nets. Williams became one of the NBA's top rebounders, leading the league in offensive rebounds in 97'-98'. That same year, he went on to play in the 1998 NBA All-Star Game. (more...)

Doritos Rocks Out With GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2 Soundtrack Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The galactic beats are dropping once more…snackable style. Through a collaboration with Marvel Studios' GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2, Doritos, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, is helping introduce the world – and galaxy – to the hotly anticipated film soundtrack. (more...)

Doritos Rocks Out With 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2' for Out-of-this-World Soundtrack Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

The galactic beats are dropping once moresnackable style. (more...)

BWW Interview: Emmy-Award Winner William Daniels Talks Playing Mr. Feeny, KITT & Dr. Craig
by Kevin Pollack - Apr 20, 2017

Many fans may remember William Daniels from TV on shows like Boy Meets World (Mr. George Feeny), St. Elsewhere (Dr. Craig), Night Rider (KITT) and the Broadway cast and film of the first historical musical of our founding fathers, 1776 (John Adams). (more...)

SICOM Acquires RTI Furthering its Commitment to Delivering Innovative Technology Solutions to Quick Service and Fast Casual Restaurants
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

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(313) to the (514): Music Hall's presents 4th Annual Choreography Expo 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Music Hall celebrates the ingenuity of choreography with its 4th annual Choreography Expo, (313) to the (514)  featuring the study of creative back and forth between Detroit and Montreal on Saturday, April 29th at 8PM. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT TALES, ENTERTAINING MR. SLOANE and More Coming Up This Spring at the wild project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The wild project has just announced its current and upcoming spring lineup. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Review: Paula Vogel and Rebecca Taichman's Thrilling INDECENT Recalls A Case of Broadway Censorship
by Michael Dale - Apr 19, 2017

Passion, as it applies to the need to create and communicate through artistic endeavors, is a word that can be overused. Certainly countless numbers derive immense pleasure from their participation in the arts, and may even feel an uncontrollable need for it. But to continue on despite the risk of losing your freedom, or even being killed for it... that is a display of passion. (more...)

Alfred Molina to Lead Ten Chimneys' 2017 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced accomplished, London-born actor Alfred Molina will lead the prestigious Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys. (more...)

BWW Preview: Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Announces 2017 - 2018 Season in New Location
by Laura Hobson - Apr 18, 2017

Read about new 2017 - 2018 season of Cincinnati Shakespeare Company in a new location in Over-the-Rhine. Favorities from the bard and classics will be presented. (more...)

Thorburn Associates Celebrates 25 Years Designing Quality Environments
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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