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BWW Review: The Gateway's FLASHDANCE, THE MUSICAL Photo BWW Review: The Gateway's FLASHDANCE, THE MUSICAL
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 6, 2018

The Gateway theatre company's thrilling production of Flashdance, The Musical, is truly an electric way to end their busy Summer season. The sensational regional premiere, running through September 15th at the Patchogue Theatre, is excellently directed by Keith Andrews and boasts an absolutely superb cast. And though it is based on the famous 1983 movie, fans of the movie (like myself!) will notice several changes and will be pleasantly pleased in the stage incarnation.

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Full September Program Photo Feinstein's/54 Below Announces Full September Program
by Marianka Swain - Aug 31, 2018

The Gateway Announces Full Cast of FLASHDANCE Photo The Gateway Announces Full Cast of FLASHDANCE
by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2018

As previously announced, Long Island native Julia Macchio stars in The Gateway's production of Flashdance - The Musical from August 31 throughSeptember 15 at Patchogue Theatre (previews begin August 29).

Bryce Pinkham Joins Jim Brochu for Industry Reading of New Play PAGE COUNT Photo Bryce Pinkham Joins Jim Brochu for Industry Reading of New Play PAGE COUNT
by Julie Musbach - Apr 26, 2018

Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham (Holiday Inn, A Gentleman's Guide To Love and Murder) and Drama Desk Award winner Jim Brochu (Character Man, Zero Hour) will join forces as an odd couple of writers in 1931 Hollywood in the new play PAGE COUNT by Kerr Lockhart. An industry reading is scheduled for Monday, May 14 at 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM at 353 Studios (353 West 48th Street, Studio 3).

Photo Flash: Richard Skipper Celebrates Carol Channing's 97th Birthday at the Laurie  Photo Photo Flash: Richard Skipper Celebrates Carol Channing's 97th Birthday at the Laurie Beechman Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 5, 2018

A grand time was had by all when Richard Skipper celebrated Carol Channing's 97th Birthday. The Laurie Beechman Theater (Kenny Bell, Producing Artistic Director) and Russ Woolley presented the prince of live entertainment along with a cavalcade of stars equipped with brilliant songs and enchanting stories of Broadway and the woman of the hour, Carol Channing.

Richard Skipper Celebrates The Songs of World War II
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Richard Skipper Celebrates … The Songs of World War II (in honor of Armed Forces Day) Saturday May 20th 1pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

Richard Skipper to Celebrate 'THE SONGS OF WORLD WAR II' at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Russ Woolley presents 'Richard Skipper Celebrates ... The Songs of World War II (in honor of Armed Forces Day)' on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 in a 1pm BRUNCH SHOW* (90 minutes) at The Laurie Beechman Theatre.

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of THE FULL MONTY at The Engeman Theater
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater presents THE FULL MONTY, now running through March 5, 2017.

BWW Review: 'Let It Go' with the Engeman's THE FULL MONTY
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 25, 2017

In another hit for Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre, Tony nominee The Full Monty delivers a lively production like its Broadway predecessor. This wonderful incarnation, directed superbly by Engeman newbie KEITH ANDREWS, runs through March 5th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The tale centers on a group of steel workers who were laid-off from their job and we follow them trying to get back on their feet and overcome insecurities.

Photo Coverage: THE FULL MONTY Opens at The John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 22, 2017

THE FULL MONTY played a full-hearted opening last night. Check out the photos below! This 10-time Tony Award nominee is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and a raucous mix of razor-sharp humor and toe-tapping pizazz... not to mention the most highly anticipated closing number in Broadway history! In need of quick cash and low on prospects, six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing their wives' enthusiasm for a touring company of Chippendales. As they prepare for the big night, working through their fears, self-consciousness and anxieties, they overcome their inner demons and find strength in their camaraderie.

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY.

Cast Set for THE FULL MONTY at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE FULL MONTY.

Riverside Theatre's SISTER ACT Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, ends the celebrated 2015-2016 season with the joyous Broadway comedy smash, SISTER ACT.

Riverside Theatre to Stage SISTER ACT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, ends the celebrated 2015-2016 season with the joyous Broadway comedy smash, SISTER ACT.

Pre-Broadway Premiere of GOTTA DANCE Begins Performances in Chicago Today
by Sally Henry Fuller - Dec 13, 2015

The pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, begins performances today, December 13, 2015 at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). GOTTA DANCE runs through January 10, 2016.

Exclusive: GOTTA DANCE! Sets Broadway Debut for Fall 2016 Due to Theatre Availability
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Gotta Dance! which announced previously that it was aiming for Broadway in 2016 and targeting the Spring, has now shifted plans to the Fall of 2016, due to theatre availability. 

STAGE TUBE: Andre De Shields Chats Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE, Legendary Career and More
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University will honor Andre De Shields with the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts tonight, November 9 at the Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel (221 North Columbus Drive), Chicago, IL. In honor of the occasion, De Shields sat down with Dean Richards to chat about his upcoming show GOTTA DANCE, his storied Broadway career and more. Watch the interview below!

STAGE TUBE: Andre De Shields and Company Get into the Groove in New Promo for Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE
by Stage Tube - Oct 16, 2015

GOTTA DANCE, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, makes its pre-Broadway premiere this winter at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). GOTTA DANCE begins performances on December 13, 2015 and runs through January 10, 2016. Check out a brand new commercial for the show below!

Photo Flash: Full Company Announced for World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE in Chicago; First Look at Cast!
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 15, 2015

 Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today the complete cast for Gotta Dance, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team. The pre-Broadway World Premiere of Gotta Dance begins this winter at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). Gotta Dance begins performances on December 13, 2015 and runs through January 10, 2016.

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of GOTTA DANCE's World Premiere in Chicago; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2015

One remarkable dance team. One big chance. One small twist. You gotta be over 60. Broadway In Chicago and Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke will present GOTTA DANCE, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team in Chicago this year. GOTTA DANCE begins performances on December 13, 2015 and runs through January 10, 2016 at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre. Check out a first look at the cast in rehearsal below!

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