(7/18/2018) - Gianni Valenti, the music world's gift to New York City, has created another venue for the performing arts. Jim Caruso made it official last night as he introduced Lucie Arnaz, who with her longtime friend and music director Ron Abel thrilled a celebrity filled opening night audience.Photo Flash: Birdland Theater Kicks Off Summer Season With Lucie Arnaz by BWW News Desk - Cabaret
(7/18/2018) - Birdland Theater kicked off it's premiere summer season Tuesday night with audience favorite Lucie Arnaz, who also happened to be celebrating a birthday. Lucie's new show, "I Got The Job: Songs From My Musical Past" will take place at 7pm nightly through Saturday, July 21. There was a post-show celebration in the green room, with champagne, cake, singing, reveling and toasts to the birthday girl and new show room.Photo Flash: First Look at WICKED's New Cast Members - David Witts, Chris Jarman, and Rosa O'Reilly by BWW News Desk - UK / West End
(7/18/2018) - Wicked has released the first pictures of new principal cast members David Witts as Fiyero and Chris Jarman as Doctor Dillamond (who join the London production from Monday 23 July 2018), together with current cast members Alice Fearn as Elphaba, Sophie Evans as Glinda and Rosa O'Reilly, who takes over the role of Nessarose.Photo Flash: First Look At GIVE MY REGARDS TO BROADWAY by BWW News Desk - UK / West End
(7/17/2018) - Fresh off a honeymoon at the Plaza Hotel, free-spirited Corie and her buttoned-down husband Paul find themselves struggling to adjust to married life in their run-down New York walk-up. Throw in a loopy meddling mother, an eccentric Bohemian upstairs neighbor, and a double date that goes disastrously wrong, and you've got the perfect recipe for laughter.Photo Flash: Irving Berlin's Family Drops In On A Performance of COMING BACK LIKE A SONG by BWW News Desk - Boston
(7/17/2018) - It was a day to "REMEMBER" at the Berkshire Theatre Group on Sunday afternoon July 15, when the daughter and granddaughters of renowned composer IRVING BERLIN attended a performance of "COMING BACK LIKE A SONG!", which includes many of Berlin's most popular tunes. Photo Flash: Pittsburgh CLO Presents BRIGADOON! by BWW News Desk - Pittsburgh
(7/17/2018) - Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, opens the riveting murder mystery "Miss Holmes," by Christopher M. Walsh, based on the characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Wednesday, July 4. In this deadly and thrilling story, Walsh's Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are intelligent and independent women in 19th Century England.Photo Flash: The Bostonian Society Presents the World Premiere of CATO AND DOLLY by BWW News Desk - Boston
(7/17/2018) - The Bostonian Society presents the world premiere of Cato and Dolly, an all-new play by Playwright Patrick Gabridge at Boston's historic Old State House, running through September 29, 2018. The new play, commissioned specifically for the Old State House's Through the Keyhole exhibition, reveals life behind the door of the Hancock House, Governor John Hancock's 18th century Beacon Hill home.BWW Interview: Jill Paice Talks Upcoming Solo Show: DON'T QUIT YOUR DAYDREAM at Feinstein's 54 Below by Anne Simendinger - Cabaret
(7/17/2018) - Broadway, West End, and National Tour Veteran Jill Paice is adding yet another accomplishment to her long list of credits as she performs her first solo show, Don't Quit Your Daydream at Feinstein's 54 Below on August 13th at 7:00 PM! Amidst planning and prepping for her big night, she talks a bit about all things from how she got her start in theatre, to what to expect on August 13th in the interview below!Photo Flash: First Look at LADIES' DAY by BWW News Desk - UK Regional
(7/17/2018) - A mixture of love, politics and art in a star-spangled comedy set in Washington, D.C., 1990. When Veronica, a self-absorbed movie star in mid-life (think Liz Taylor) agrees to co-star in a play with her favorite ex-husband (think Richard Burton), both egos and calories get burned. The director (who is young, female and attractive) gets a better performance from Veronica's ex-husband off-stage than on. Meanwhile, Veronica's gay assistant falls in love with an old pal, a controversial photographic artist who has just been denounced by Veronica's current flame, a powerful United States senator. When conflicts build between those she adores, the fervently apolitical Veronica is forced to take a position on the one subject she cares about – love.
Veronica's position written by Rich Orloff is directed by Jack Petersen. Featuring: Lori Cannon as Veronica, Robert Needham as Harvey, Mark Phillips Schwamberger as Alan, Krista Lively Stauffer as Mallory, Christopher Storer as Ezekiel, and David Allen Vargo as Philip.
Performances are July 18th thru July 28th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, 549 Franklin Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215. For tickets or more information, visit: http:evolutiontheatre.orgPhoto Flash: The Roaring 20's Are Alive at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre with BULLETS OVER BROADWAY by BWW News Desk - Long Island
(7/17/2018) - Loaded with big laughs, colorful characters and the songs that made the '20s roar, Bullets Over Broadway The Musical is bringing musical comedy back with a bang. Based on the screenplay of the acclaimed 1994 film by Woody Allen and Douglas McGrath, this six-time Tony-nominated musical features existing hits from the 1920s, including "Let's Misbehave," "'Tain't Nobody's Biz-ness If I Do" and "There's a New Day Comin'!"Photo Flash: About Face Youth Theatre Presents SCARY STORIES TO SAVE YOUR LIFE by BWW News Desk - Chicago
(7/17/2018) - The About Face Theatre Youth Theatre Ensemble is pleased to present the world premiere of SCARY STORIES TO SAVE YOUR LIFE, horror-inspired tales informed by the social and political anxieties facing today's LGBTQ+ youth, devised and performed by members of the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble and directed by Associate Director of About Face Youth Theatre Donny Acosta and special guests.BWW Interview: Ilia Volok Brings DIARY OF A MADMAN Back from Dubai by Caroline Sposto - Off-Broadway
(7/17/2018) - Ilia Volok's critically acclaimed one-man show, DIARY OF A MADMAN, was just nominated for a New York Innovative Theater Award in the best solo performance category. When I saw the show last fall, I noticed it drew a particularly eclectic audience--people of all ages, from all walks of life. That popular demand that led to an extended run came as no surprise to me because Gogol's classic, poignantly brought to life, deals with loneliness and the human propensity for dreams and delusions. Volok's bittersweet portrayal of Poprishchin made the character an Everyman instead of a farce. I knew show had universal appeal, but I wouldn't have guessed its next stop would be Dubai.Photo Flash: The Bridge Production Group Stages THE BLUE ROOM At WhiteBox by BWW News Desk - Off-Off-Broadway
(7/17/2018) - Production images are today released for The Vaults' highly anticipated immersive show, Sounds and Sorcery celebrating Disney FANTASIA ahead of its opening night this evening. In their latest production inspired by the ground-breaking 1940 Disney animation, The Vaults presents a reimagining of the many worlds of Fantasia featuring a Grecian Disco Palace, pre-historic volcanic wasteland, mirrored waterfall, human fishtank, and mystical forest among the sights. The production runs at the Vaults beneath Waterloo until 30 September.Photo Coverage: Backstage With Broadway's Rising Stars Class of 2018 by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - New York City
(7/17/2018) - Town Hall presents Broadway Rising Stars, a national showcase that introduces New York audiences to the next generation of up-and-coming talent as chosen by a panel of discerning judges from among the most outstanding new graduates from schools such as the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, CAP21, Circle in the Square Theatre School, Marymount Manhattan College, The New School, NYU's Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts, NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and other acclaimed institutions. The 2018 Rising Stars is spearheaded by Scott Siegel, creator/writer/host of Town Hall's beloved Broadway by the Year series.Photo Flash: First Look at BIG FISH at Kennedy Theatre by BWW News Desk - Raleigh
(7/17/2018) - New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia spoke it fluently as did James Cagney. Barbara Streisand can converse, and Judy Garland sang in it. Last night the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene premiered Fiddler On The Roof in Yiddish directed by Joel Grey for a VIP Opening Night audience and Gala which honored Jeffrey S. Wisenfeld, Chairman of the Folksbiene.