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VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for David Letterman's MY GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTIO Photo VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for David Letterman's MY GUEST NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION
by Stage Tube - Oct 6, 2020

David Letterman returns to the host seat.

Detroit Jazz Festival Goes Virtual for 2020 Photo Detroit Jazz Festival Goes Virtual for 2020
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2020

How to watch Detroit Public TV this Labor Day weekend! Watch the entire festival at DetroitJazzFest.org.

Utah Symphony Announces Ten Concert Dates for 2021 DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL Photo Utah Symphony Announces Ten Concert Dates for 2021 DEER VALLEY MUSIC FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020

Deer Valley® Music Festival Principal Conductor Conner Gray Covington and Utah Symphony | Utah Opera (USUO) Interim President & CEO Patricia A. Richards today announced ten Utah Symphony performances for the 2021 Deer Valley® Music Festival, which is scheduled to run from July 2, 2021 through August 7, 2021 in Park City, Utah.

Gary Morgenstein's A TOMATO CAN'T GROW IN THE BRONX Will Have Online Reading As Part  Photo Gary Morgenstein's A TOMATO CAN'T GROW IN THE BRONX Will Have Online Reading As Part of Create Theatre's Monday Night Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

While waiting for the post-COVID 19 premiere of their new funny drama about racial harmony A Black and White Cookie, Playwright Gary Morgenstein and Director Joan Kane are teaming up to present an exclusive live online reading of Morgenstein's A Tomato Can't Grow in the Bronx at CreateTheater.com's Monday Night Reading Series.

New York Bagelry Donate Cookies To Audiences Of New Play About Racial Harmony Photo New York Bagelry Donate Cookies To Audiences Of New Play About Racial Harmony
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020

Beigel's Bakery, which has made more than 100 million black-and-white cookies since opening their first store in 1949, is pairing up with a new Off-Broadway play A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE, a provocative new drama about racial harmony, which will run at the Theater for the New City March 26 - April 12. The pairing comes about as New York is battling surging anti-Semitism. The famed bagel maker will be sponsoring the show by handing out hundreds of their signature black and white cookies in an effort to raise visibility of the timely new show and its important and unifying subject matter.

Photo Flash: Ben Cameron Visits FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Photo Photo Flash: Ben Cameron Visits FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Ben Cameron stopped by to visit the cast of the hit Off-Broadway production of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, now in its final week of a return limited engagement at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances resumed January 15, 2020 followed by an official re-opening on January 19, 2020. Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation plays its final performance Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2020 at 2:30pm.

A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE to Begin Previews in March at Theater for the New City Photo A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE to Begin Previews in March at Theater for the New City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020

Ego Actus Theatre Company today announced that it will present A BLACK AND WHITE COOKIE, a new play about racial harmony, written by Gary Morgenstein and directed by Joan Kane, March 26th through April 12th at Theater for the New City, 133 First Avenue.

BWW Review:  Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Moves To T Photo BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Moves To The York
by Michael Dale - Jan 25, 2020

It's been only three months since the brilliant lyricist/director Gerard Alessandrini opened the latest edition of his Tony-honored satirical creation Forbidden Broadway at The Triad, but after a brief hiatus, the company has moved their antics east for a stint at The York.

Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATION Opens at The York Theatre Comp Photo Photo Coverage: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY THE NEXT GENERATION Opens at The York Theatre Company
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 20, 2020

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, is presenting the return engagement of the Off-Broadway production of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation. Performances resumed Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Return Engagement of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Will Begin Tomorrow, Jan Photo Return Engagement of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Will Begin Tomorrow, January 15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, will present the return engagement of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation.

David Johnson Wood Joins Cast Of IP MAN 4: THE FINALE Photo David Johnson Wood Joins Cast Of IP MAN 4: THE FINALE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019

David Johnson Wood joins the 'IP Man 4: The Finale' cast, which stars Donnie Yen, Scott Adkins, Chris Collins, Kwok-Kwan Chan, and Wu Yue. Additional cast includes Vanness Wu, Nicola Stuart-Hill, Jim Liu, Kent Cheng, Yue Wu, Jason Redshaw, Grace Englert, Steven Dasz, and Darren Leung. The 'IP Man 4: The Finale' film is being released in select theaters on December 20, 2019 (Australia, China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore) and December 25, 2019 (United Kingdom, United States).

Photo Coverage: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Photo Photo Coverage: ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE THEATER: THE MUSICAL WORLD OF MAURY YESTON Opens at The York Theatre
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 6, 2019

The York Theatre Company Will Present Limited Return Engagement Of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Photo The York Theatre Company Will Present Limited Return Engagement Of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019

The York Theatre Company will present the return engagement of the hit Off-Broadway production of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation. Performances are set to resume Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).

Quibi Announces KILLING ZAC EFRON Starring and Executive Produced By Zac Efron Photo Quibi Announces KILLING ZAC EFRON Starring and Executive Produced By Zac Efron
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2019

Today, Quibi announced KILLING ZAC EFRON, a new adventure series starring and executive produced by Zac Efron. The series is produced by Zero Point Zero and Ninjas Runnin' Wild. 

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: The Next Generation to Close December 1 Photo FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: The Next Generation to Close December 1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

The Tony Award winning FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre, is now in its last weeks of a strictly-limited engagement through December 1st at the Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street) After a five-year absence, this all-new edition, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION, received unanimous critical acclaim and was lauded as a 'Critics Pick' by both Ben Brantley and Jesse Green of the New York Times. Roma Torre of NY1 exclaimed 'Seeing Forbidden Broadway back on the boards feels like all is right with the world again'. Feeling 'completely inspired' by the latest crop of Broadway musicals, Alessandrini lampoons The Great White Way's biggest shows and stars in this edition, which he directed. Gerry McIntyre (Spamilton) is the choreographer. The musical is produced by John Freedson, Harriet Yellin, Peter Brash and David Zippel and Gerard Alessandrini, in association with Tzili Charney. www.forbiddenbroadway.com

Photo Flash: Bob Mackie And Jack Viertel Visit Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generatio Photo Photo Flash: Bob Mackie And Jack Viertel Visit Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019

Acclaimed costume designer Bob Mackie and theater luminary Jack Viertel laughed and cheered along with the audience when they visited The Tony Award ® winning FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theater,  which continues at the Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street).

Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon Bring 'A John Denver Christmas' to the State Theatre Photo Chris Collins & Boulder Canyon Bring 'A John Denver Christmas' to the State Theatre
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon welcome in the holiday season with a special Christmas concert. A John Denver Christmas is a delightful blend of traditional Christmas music with some of your favorite John Denver hits and songs of the season! Winning much acclaim and delighting audiences across the country, Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon will bring you home for the holidays with music from an artist that shaped a generation. You'll be reminded of John Denver's popular Christmas concerts and holiday specials as this award-winning band presents an evening of music the whole family will enjoy!

Photo Flash: Joan Collins Visits Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation Photo Photo Flash: Joan Collins Visits Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019

Joan Collins stopped by The Tony Award ® winning FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre, which continues at the Triad Theatre (158 West 72nd Street).   After a five-year absence, this all-new edition, whic FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION, which received rave reviews, is now playing a limited engagement in  through November 30th. Feeling “completely inspired” by the latest crop of Broadway musicals, Alessandrini lampoons The Great White Way's biggest shows and stars in this edition, which he is directing.  Gerry McIntyre (Spamilton) is the choreographer.  The musical is produced by John Freedson, Harriet Yellin, Peter Brash and David Zippel and Gerard Alessandrini, in association with Tzili Charney.  www.forbiddenbroadway.com  

CNN Films, HBO Max, and Focus Features to Release a New Documentary on Anthony Bourda Photo CNN Films, HBO Max, and Focus Features to Release a New Documentary on Anthony Bourdain
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019

CNN Films, HBO Max, and Focus Features are partnering for a documentary film about the uncommon life of the late storyteller, explorer, and chef, Anthony Bourdain, to be directed and produced by Academy Award-winning director Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom). Focus Features will first release the documentary exclusively in theaters worldwide before the film premieres on television on CNN and streams via HBO Max. CNN Films and HBO Max will executive produce the film. Neville's Tremolo Productions will produce the film.

BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Aims Satiri Photo BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Aims Satirical Darts At Broadway's Freshest Targets
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2019

For those of us who began making regular pilgrimages to Palsson's Supper Club back in the early 80s to see Gerard Alessandrini's smart new revue pack with parody lyrics and impersonations that skewered the gods and goddesses of Times Square, Broadway just isn't Broadway without FORBIDDEN BROADWAY around.

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