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Pasadena Community Playhouse (Pasadena, CA)
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101

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Based on the screenplay by Tina Andrews

Based on a true story, it centers on doo-wop legend Frankie Lymon and his three wives, all of whom claimed his estate after his death.



2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Extends Off-Broadway; Alexis Cruz Joins Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Executive Producers Roy Nevans and John Lant, in association with Edmund Gaynes, have announced the extention of 2 By Tennessee Williams: 27 WAGONS FULL OF COTTON starring Kathryn Luce Garfunkel and KINGDOM OF EARTH. Both plays are directed by Marilyn Fried and will run now through October 1st. (more...)

BWW Review: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE Almost Tugs the Heart Strings
by Katherine Waddell - Sep 29, 2016

Why Do Fools Fall In Love had a short run this past weekend and was produced by Pickapart Theatre in association with The Acting Ensemble. The musical, created and written by Roger Bean, tells the story of Millie and friends at an impromptu bachelorette party where they sing their way through 1960's songs trying to understand love and all its struggles. This version was directed by Dave Kempher and had the main actresses double as part of the production team. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE at MCC Theater; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

MCC Theater today announced casting and full creative team for its thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Boz Scaggs, THE NUTCRACKER, RAGTIME, Music of ABBA and More Set for Coral Springs Center for the Arts' 2015-16 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2015

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is launching a star-packed 2015-2016 season next month with an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of hit shows, comic legends and musical superstars, according to Kevin Barrett, the Center's General Manager.  (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Joins Cast of FOX Comedy MAKING HISTORY
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ben Vereen has signed on for a recurring role opposite Yassir Lester and Adam Pally in the new FOX comedy series MAKING HISTORY. (more...)

BWW Interview: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? To Debut at Black Box Arts Center
by Johnna Leary - Sep 17, 2015

Get ready to travel back in time to the 1960's as Roger Bean's 60's nostalgia musical revue Why Do Fools Fall in Love? opens this weekend at the Black Box Arts Center in Shepherdstown, WV. (more...)

Boz Scaggs, THE NUTCRACKER, RAGTIME, Music of ABBA and More Set for Coral Springs Center for the Arts' 2015-16 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is launching a star-packed 2015-2016 season next month with an exciting, diverse, audience-wowing array of hit shows, comic legends and musical superstars, according to Kevin Barrett, the Center's General Manager.  (more...)

2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS Extends a Third Time - Now Running Through November 6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

'2 BY TENNESSEE WILLIAMS', starring Kathryn Garfunkel, has been extended a third time - through November 6, 2016, Off-Broadway at the New York City St. Luke's Theatre.  "Loneliness, the condition into which we are born, and from which we spend much of our lives trying to escape.. is a theme that resounds throughout the works of Eugene O'Neill and Tennessee Williams, two of America's greatest playwrights, if not the two greatest." - Charles Isherwood, NY Times, September 29, 2016   (more...)

Doo-Wop Legends The Diamonds to Perform at Reagle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present a salute to American Bandstand with Bandstand Boogie! Featuring The Diamonds on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 at 2:00 pm.  (more...)

BWW Interview - Ben Vereen Talks 'ROCKY HORROR', Return to Broadway & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 14, 2016

Today, stage legend Ben Vereen talks exclusively with BroadwayWorld about 'having a ball' during the filming of FOX's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Celebrate Thanskgiving with Ben Vereen at Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will celebrate Thanksgiving with special prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Lynn Bound. Tonight, November 24, indulge in a festive Thanksgiving feast that includes classic holiday dishes and contemporary seasonal favorites. (more...)

Celebrate Thanskgiving with Ben Vereen at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will celebrate Thanksgiving with special prix fixe menu from Executive Chef Lynn Bound. On Thursday, November 24, indulge in a festive Thanksgiving feast that includes classic holiday dishes and contemporary seasonal favorites. (more...)

WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? Rocks Meadow Brook Theatre Back to the '60s to Close 51st Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Millie is getting married, and her friends have thrown her an impromptu bachelorette party. It's the '60s, and while talk of love and marriage carries on, the girls get carried away with the music of the day. Join Millie, Sally, Florence and Dee Dee while they rock out to hits from the '60s, including 'Baby I'm Yours,' 'You Don't Have to Say You Love Me,' 'I Will Follow Him,' and, of course, 'Why Do Fools Fall in Love?' (more...)

BWW Review: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? Mines Humor, Heartbreak at St. Vincent
by Greg Kerestan - May 30, 2017

When the tunes are this infectious and the cast this endearing, little things like plot and characterization are secondary concerns. (more...)

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 26, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to the start of Memorial Day Weekend: It's Friday, May 26, 2017 and time to live life dramatically! It really sounds like we should be cutting a ribbon somewhere to herald the start of the long weekend that kicks off summer, but instead we sit here in front of a computer screen, remembering and reminiscing, in hopes of providing you with something to read while you sit by the pool, waiting for the SPF37 to kick in! (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in June
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award winner, Ben Vereen, will bring his critically-acclaimed one-man show, Steppin' Out, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 17 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 18 (7 p.m.).Highlighting Mr. Vereen's unique blend of artistry, Steppin' Out combines a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. in an evening of unforgettable song and stories. Featuring songs from his immense repertoire - such as 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries' and 'Mr. Bojangles' - Mr. Vereen will also perform other hit songs including 'Defying Gravity,' 'Stand By Me,' and 'My Way.' Tickets range in price from $65 - $85 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 5/12 - CAMELOT and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Detroit You Might Have Missed 5/12 - CAMELOT and More! (more...)

PHOTO: First Look - Laverne Cox, Ben Vereen in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

EW has shared an exclusive first look at Emmy Award-nominated actress Laverne Cox (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) as Dr. Frank-N-Furter in THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW, which is set to air Fall 2016 on FOX. (more...)

Victoria Guiteras Mayo Returns to Delco for DOGFIGHT at The Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

A Delaware County gal who moved to NYC in order to achieve her goals of becoming a professional actress is back in Delco. Victoria Guiteras Mayo of Springfield is portraying the role of Rose in The Media Theatre's production of DOGFIGHT tonight, March 9, through March 27. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Actor Ben Vereen Brings a Night of Career Highlights to The Ridgefield Playhouse on 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

 The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a night with the Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m.  Ben Vereen's performances transcend time and are woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy. In this special evening, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon and Spa,  you will take a whirlwind trip through Vereen's career and favorite songs - including numbers from Pippin (for which he won the Tony Award) and Jesus Christ Superstar, interspersed with loving and sometimes hilarious anecdotes about some of the Broadway greats he has worked with.  The night winds its way through various autobiographically-inspired segments.  Media sponsor for this special event is CPBN Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network. (more...)

Elizabeth Synnott to Bring WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? to Nunnbetter Theatre, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

On Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 8PM Dumont's Elizabeth Synnott will help usher in the Spring with Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, a night of songs about love, like, and annoyance. Synnott will be accompanied by the incomparable Barbara Ciannella on piano. The evening will take place at Bergenfield's Nunnbetter Theatre (161 Woodbine St., Bergenfield, NJ 07621). Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting brownpapertickets.com or reserve tickets by emailing whydofoolsfall@yahoo.com. (more...)

Meadow Brook Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season - ALTAR BOYZ, I LOVE A PIANO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre's 2016-2017 season kicks-off with a benefit concert then takes to the stage with Michigan Premieres including a Ken Ludwig comedy, a comedy with a heart, a poignant drama AND a 1960s musical! The season also features the music of Irving Berlin and a musical comedy sure to please with Boy-Band-esque song and dance numbers!  "We're looking forward to another great season," said Cheryl Marshall, Managing Director.  "We're so excited to kick things off with another great summer benefit and a wonderful line-up of shows!' (more...)

Yee-Haw! Bets Malone and Misty Cotton to Star in L.A. Premiere of Roger Bean's HONKY TONK LAUNDRY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

YEE-HAW! Cazador Entertainment and Honky Tonk Productions present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. (more...)

BWW Review: OH WHAT A NIGHT Proves it is Quite a Night in San Antonio
by Kathy Strain - Jun 26, 2017

San Antonio, Texas has a rich history especially that of the Alamo and many military bases that have existed over the years. But, along with its history, San Antonio also has a lot of talent that has been seen at many of the local theaters rich in history. One such theater is that of the Harlequin Theatre located on Ft. Sam Houston Military Base. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Mat Fraser Talks CRIPFEST, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly talented and accomplished performer who has excelled in many mediums as an actor onstage and onscreen as well as a high-profile proponent and figurehead for those with disabilities, the charming and thoughtful Mat Fraser. Opening up about curating this week's upcoming event highlighting many performers with disabilities titled CRIPFEST, Fraser touches upon the importance of the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act and what attendees can expect from the wide range of entertainment on hand at the event. Furthermore, Fraser reflects on his unforgettable role on this season's acclaimed AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW - which received 19 Emmy nominations just last week, the most of any non-premium series - and working with the likes of Jessica Lange, Finn Wittrock and more. All of that, details on his upcoming projects and much, much more! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 11-17
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 17, 2015

Working up your strategy for how to win the Hamilton? lottery? Fantasizing over the cute puppy you saw at Broadway Barks? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' Highlights from this week include a first look at THE WILD PARTY, AMAZING GRACE and Benedict Cumberbatch and so much more! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for Orlando (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse Announces 2016-2017 Season of Professional Musicals
by Louisa Brady - Jan 29, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse, Central Florida's only professional musical theatre, announces their 2016-2017 Mainstage Series of musical productions plus their 2016 "Sizzling Summer" show! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

BWW Review: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE Delights Audiences at Winter Park Playhouse
by Kelli McGurk - Jan 23, 2017

'Why Do Fools Fall in Love?' takes us back to the year 1966 to our protagonist, Millie's impromptu bachelorette party thrown by her friends Sally, Florence, and Dee Dee (who tags along, but is quickly adopted into the friend group).  The evening kicks off with alcohol, gossip, alcohol, junk food, and oh, did I mention? More alcohol.  Trouble begins to arise in paradise when Sally reveals that she sent Millie an anonymous note with some troubling news regarding her fiance.  Hilarity, arguing, and lots and lots of singing ensues, and we are left with a strong impression of the 'sisters before misters' mantra.  That is, guys will come and go, but best friends last forever.   (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 1/22/2017
by BWW - Jan 22, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/22/2017 for Orlando (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse to Stage '60s Hit Musical in the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The Winter Park Playhouse will treat audiences to a fun-loving musical comedy set in the decade of the 1960's with Why Do Fools Fall in Love? January 20 through February 18, 2017! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 1/15/2017
by BWW - Jan 15, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/15/2017 for Orlando (more...)

Ben Vereen Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

? The legendary Ben Vereen, who recently co-starred with Richard Gere in the film TIME OUT OF MIND, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, Cellar, New York, NY 10019) with his acclaimed one man show, STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN, January 25 through 30. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for Orlando (more...)

Stage Great Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fox's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has found its Dr. Everett Scott. (more...)

Victoria Guiteras Mayo Returns to Delco for DOGFIGHT at The Media Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

A Delaware County gal who moved to NYC in order to achieve her goals of becoming a professional actress is back in Delco. Victoria Guiteras Mayo of Springfield is portraying the role of Rose in The Media Theatre's production of DOGFIGHT March 9-27. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Orlando - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for Orlando (more...)

Meet The Cast of Athens Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

This upcoming weekend is the second in our run of 'A Christmas Carol, the Musical', and here are just a few of the reasons we're so proud: Our marvelous cast! (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse to Stage '60s Hit Musical in the New Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Winter Park Playhouse will treat audiences to a fun-loving musical comedy set in the decade of the 1960's with Why Do Fools Fall in Love? January 20 through February 18, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: Diana Ross with the National Symphony Orchestra, Emil de Cou Conductor at Kennedy Center
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 2, 2016

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BWW Review: Diana Ross Breezes Through the Songs and Costumes at Ravinia Festival
by Kevin Pollack - Aug 9, 2016

It was another magical night at Ravinia Festival for the greatest diva of our time, Ms. Diana Ross! Tonight marks the first time Ms. Ross graces Ravinia Festival and she brought her daughter Rhonda Ross with her as well. As people started filling the pavilion, Rhonda opened first with a set of her original music. (more...)

BWW Review: AND A WORLD TO CARRY ON: LAURA NYRO REMEMBERED at the Carrollwood Players
by Peter Nason - Aug 23, 2015

Erica Garraffa is spellbinding as the brilliant and unique singer-songwriter responsible for some the best songs of the Sixties and Seventies. (more...)

The Studio Theatre presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

This August, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol (806 San Marino Drive, The Villages, FL) will produce its inaugural show in its Summer Song Cycle Series: Songs for a New World. Songs for a New World is the musical which catapulted Tony Award winning composer, Jason Robert Brown (author of The Studio's spring musical, The Last Five Years) into international fame. Performed in concert by a cast of two men and two women on a bare stage, this remarkable song cycle examines the challenges, rewards, and knowledge we obtain and endure when pursuing our dreams in a new world of possibility. (more...)

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre to Stage THE BOOK OF LOVE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce its next production, THE BOOK OF LOVE, on stage at 3450 Winton Place April 28-June 12, 2016. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Celebrate Career at Ridgefield Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a night with the Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen on Sunday, May 21 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre to Stage THE BOOK OF LOVE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Downstairs Cabaret Theatre is pleased to announce its next production, THE BOOK OF LOVE, on stage at 3450 Winton Place April 28-June 12, 2016. (more...)

15th Annual Summer of Fun Kick Off Brings The Vogues, The Diamonds and More to Cannery 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

KOOL and KJUL will present the 15th Annual Summer of Fun Kick Off - a concert and festival event featuring craft vendors, food trucks, a classic car show and entertainment from The Vogues, The Diamonds, The Outsiders and Shades of Blue - at Cannery Casino Hotel on Saturday, May 27. (more...)

Palace Theater to Host DOO-WOP SPECTACULAR, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

LAR Enterprises Inc. presents "A Spectacular Evening of Doo-Wop" featuring a classic line-up of five, radio-favorite Doo-Wop acts at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 8p.m. Tickets for the concert are $55 and can be purchased online at www.palacetheaterct.org, by phone at 203-346-2000, or in person at the Box Office, 100 East Main St. in Waterbury. (more...)

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