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[Off-Broadway, 2019]
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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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[Off-Broadway, 2013]
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[Off-Broadway, 2009]
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Karen Carpenter News

Rebecca Thornhill and Evelyn Hoskins Will Lead GYPSY at The Mill at Sonning Theatre Photo Rebecca Thornhill and Evelyn Hoskins Will Lead GYPSY at The Mill at Sonning Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2023

Rebecca Thornhill will star as Mama Rose and Evelyn Hoskins will play her daughter Louise in 'Gypsy' at The Mill at Sonning Theatre, running from 24 May - 15 July, 2023.

Feature: CARPENTERS LEGACY: A CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT celebrates with official debut at Th Photo Feature: CARPENTERS LEGACY: A CHRISTMAS PORTRAIT celebrates with official debut at The Modern Showrooms At Alexis Park Resort Hotel
by Debbie Hall - Dec 8, 2022

It is time to enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas with Sally Olson as Karen Carpenter and Ned Mills as Richard Carpenter starring in the debut of Carpenters Legacy: A Christmas Portrait recreating the nostalgia and joy of the Carpenters’ 1977 and 1978 Christmas television specials. The holiday show will be performed at The Modern Showrooms at Alexis Park Resort Hotel through Jan. 1, 2023.

Karen Harding to Release 'It's Okay' And 'Greener On The Other Side' This Month Photo Karen Harding to Release 'It's Okay' And 'Greener On The Other Side' This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2022

Following on from previous single, 'Strong For You', Australian Singer-Songwriter, Karen Harding reveals the second half of her musical project with Argentinian P&M Records, with the dual release of 'It's Okay' and 'Greener On The Other Side', featuring the Cologne Chamber Orchestra, on Friday 16th December 2022.

Review: SUSAN MACK Delivers an Introspective Evening in YESTERDAYS at Birdland Photo Review: SUSAN MACK Delivers an Introspective Evening in YESTERDAYS at Birdland
by Ricky Pope - Nov 15, 2022

We all love to reminisce. A trip down memory lane is highly satisfying. In fact, for those of us who are devotees of The American Songbook, reminiscing is sort of our gig. Susan Mack has made it the theme of her evening, SUSAN MACK: YESTERDAYS, which opened yesterday at Birdland. And Ms. Mack is, indeed a singer worth remembering. She has a voice as full-bodied as honey, with impeccable pitch and delicious taste in music. She put together a program of classy, often rueful tunes about days gone by, both hers and ours. As she points out, the beauty of calling a show YESTERDAYS is that you can sing anything written before today.

TOP OF THE WORLD: A CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CHRISTMAS SHOW Comes to MPAC, December 4 Photo TOP OF THE WORLD: A CARPENTERS TRIBUTE CHRISTMAS SHOW Comes to MPAC, December 4
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2022

The incomparable Carpenters gave us some of the most unforgettable ballads and melodic pop songs of all time, including ‚ÄúClose To You,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúWe've Only Just Begun,‚ÄĚ ‚ÄúRainy Days and Mondays‚ÄĚ and ‚ÄúYesterday Once More.‚ÄĚ

League of Chicago Theatres to Release Holiday Theatre Guide Featuring Goodman Theatre Photo League of Chicago Theatres to Release Holiday Theatre Guide Featuring Goodman Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 8, 2022

 Chicago theatres will present a wide variety of festive plays, musicals, dance, and comedy offerings this Holiday season. In support, the League of Chicago Theatres will create a comprehensive Holiday Theatre Guide that will be available for distribution in mid-November.

Anna-Jane Casey to Join Ian McKellen & John Bishop in the UK and Ireland Tour of MOTH Photo Anna-Jane Casey to Join Ian McKellen & John Bishop in the UK and Ireland Tour of MOTHER GOOSE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 28, 2022

Anna-Jane Casey will be joining the UK and Ireland Tour of the pantomime MOTHER GOOSE as Cilla The Goose with Mairi Barclay, Becca Francis, Shailan Gohil and Laura Tyrer also confirmed to join the company

David Aron Damane, Jackie Burns & More to Lead PERFECT WORLD Industry Reading Photo David Aron Damane, Jackie Burns & More to Lead PERFECT WORLD Industry Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2022

The new musical PERFECT WORLD will get an invite-only, industry presentation on October 27 & 28. It features book and lyrics by Alan Edmunds, music & lyrics by Richard Winzeler, and will be directed by Karen Carpenter with music director & vocal arrangements by Laura Bergquist and choreography by Alexandra Beller.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Offers A Cornucopia Of Entertainment This November Photo Aventura Arts & Cultural Center Offers A Cornucopia Of Entertainment This November
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2022

Performing arts fans will have much to be thankful for this November as the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center presents an award-winning film, a tribute to the beloved melodies of The Carpenters, a thrilling evening of dance, two spell-binding one-act plays, and three celebrations of classical and orchestral music with the works of Rachmaninoff, Rameau, Mozart and two early chamber operas.

Broadway Stars Chelsea And Geoff Packard Headline A TRIBUTE TO THE CARPENTERS Photo Broadway Stars Chelsea And Geoff Packard Headline A TRIBUTE TO THE CARPENTERS
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2022

RAINY DAYS AND MONDAYS, a tribute to the music of The Carpenters, opens this weekend at The Encore, the first offering in their popular tribute concert series.

Karen Carpenter Videos

VIDEO: Get A First Look At HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND at New York City Center Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND at New York City Center

by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 3, 2019

Harry Townsend's Last Stand¬†(www.HarryTownsendsLastStand.com)¬†a new play written by¬†George Eastman¬†(The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange)¬†and directed by¬†Karen Carpenter¬†(Love, Loss and What I Wore; Handle With Care), is currently playing at¬†New York¬†City Center Stage II¬†(131 West 55th¬†Street between 6th¬†and 7th¬†Avenues) and is produced¬† by¬†Dennis Grimaldi¬†(A Gentlemen's Guide...; Love Letters,¬†Angels in America, Other People's Money). Starring¬†Three time¬†Tony¬ģ Award Nominee and¬†Tony¬ģ Award winner,¬†Len Cariou¬† (title role in¬†Sweeney Todd;¬†A Little Night Music¬†with Glynis Johns and Hermione Gingold;¬†Applause¬†starring Lauren Bacall; 'Blue Bloods') and¬†Craig Bierko¬†(Tony¬ģ Award¬† and Drama Desk Award nominee,¬†Music Man; 'The Long Kiss Goodnight, 'UnREAL,' 'Blue Bloods'),¬†Harry Townsend's Last Stand¬†opens¬†Tomorrow,¬†Wednesday,¬†December 4.

BWW TV: Len Cariou, Craig Bierko & More Explain What HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND Is A Videoplay
BWW TV: Len Cariou, Craig Bierko & More Explain What HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND Is All About

by TV - Press Previews - Nov 11, 2019

Harry Townsend's Last Stand a new play written by George Eastman (The Snow Job; Bitter Exchange) and directed by Karen Carpenter will premiere at New York City Center Stage II.

A Girl Called Eddy Announces Long-Awaited Second Album Videoplay
A Girl Called Eddy Announces Long-Awaited Second Album

by Abigail Charpentier - Nov 1, 2019

'Girl, where you been?' asks a voice at the very beginning of the title track, and first release, of A Girl Called Eddy's sublime second album, Been Around. All things considered, it's a fair question. Fourteen years have passed since her self-titled debut, produced by Richard Hawley, became something of a cult favorite with her voice and song-writing talent winning fulsome praise and not-hyperbolic comparisons to Karen Carpenter and Carole King. 

BWW TV: Lois Robbins Stars In L.O.V.E.R. At Pershing Square Signature Center Videoplay
BWW TV: Lois Robbins Stars In L.O.V.E.R. At Pershing Square Signature Center

by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 6, 2019

Kaleidoscope Creative Partners presents the Off-Broadway premiere of L.O.V.E.R., written and performed by Lois Robbins (TV Land's a?oeYoungera??; Cactus Flower) and directed by Karen Carpenter (Love, Loss, and What I Wore).

VIDEO: Carmen Cusack Sings 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN With Paul Alexander Nolan, a Videoplay
VIDEO: Carmen Cusack Sings 'Shallow' From A STAR IS BORN With Paul Alexander Nolan, and More!

by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2019

Bright Star Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack returned to Feinstein's/54 Below with a brand new show last night, February 13 at 7pm and 9:30pm. Joining Carmen were her Bright Star co-star and Drama Desk nominee Paul Alexander Nolan (Escape to Margaritaville, Slave Play at NYTW), and fellow Encores! Call Me Madam cast members Ben Davis (Violet) and internet personality Randy Rainbow.

CLOSE TO YOU: THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS Tour Celebrates 200th Show Videoplay
CLOSE TO YOU: THE MUSIC OF THE CARPENTERS Tour Celebrates 200th Show

by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters has begun their 2017/18 touring season with what is their biggest season to date as they are about to hit a major milestone: their 200th performance.

Anatomy of a Showtune: Irving Berlin's 'White Christmas'
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 24, 2016

Each holiday season, many folks find their thoughts wandering back to home. And whether home is a small, familiar house just around the corner, a small town somewhere across the country, or on the other side of an ocean, the season invariably invokes images of a more idyllic reality than the one we know; replete with a loving family nestled around the Christmas tree, or gathered around a warm hearth, taking refuge from the wintry conditions outside with some hot cocoa, and enjoying each other's company.

BWW TV: Chatting with the Cast of HANDLE WITH CARE on Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast on opening night and you can check out what they had to say below!

BWW TV: Behind-the-Scenes with Valerie Perri, David Burnham and More in L.A.'S SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Jul 23, 2013

BWW TV Los Angeles correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans visit with the cast of Musical Theatre West's (MTW) much anticipated Southern California 20th Anniversary revival of Sunset Boulevard on stage now through July 28, 2013 at the 1,070-seat Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach, CA. The production previewed for one performance only on July 12, 2013 exactly 20 years to the day after the show's world premiere. Valerie Perri and David Burnham star, with Norman Large and Ashley Fox Linton are interviewed along with MTW Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman. The critically acclaimed revival is directed by Larry Raben with Musical Direction by David Lamoureux and Staging by John Todd. Check out the video below!

BWW TV: Sterling's Upstairs Opens at The Federal
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 7, 2012

Continuing its six year reign as the most popular and award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area, dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway performers and nightclub artists dedicated to the Great American Songbook, Sterling's Upstairs had its Grand Opening Sunday, April 1st at The Federal Bar and Restaurant in North Hollywood's trendy NoHo Arts District. Sterling's presented Bruce Kimmel's Kritzerland production of Take Me Along: The Songs of Bob Merrill as its premiere offering. The six member cast starred musical theatre stars Julie Garnye and Juliana Hansen, Broadway's Melody Hollis and Kristofer McNeely, and musical theatre star Jeffrey Christopher Todd, with Special Guest... Broadway, film, TV, concert and recording star Lainie Kazan. Christy Crowel served as the evening's Musical Director, with Shelly Markham serving as Musical Director for Lainie Kazan. Bruce Kimmel conceived, produced and directed Take Me Along, with Adryan Russ on board as Associate Producer.