BWW Review: Jarrod Spector's JUKEBOX LIFE at Feinstein's/54 Below is Raucous Fun
by Alix Cohen - Nov 4, 2016

Jarrod Spector began performing at three years old. A film of his singing 'Toot, Toot, Tootsie' with emphatic gestures shows the talented artist preternaturally polished. We're then treated to a clip from Ed McMahon's Star Search in which the six-year-old, pint-sized pretender performs Bertolt Brecht/Kurt Weill's 'Mack the Knife.' His parents, he explains, favored Bobby Darin to the extent that they overlooked the song's subject was 'a serial killer.' Tonight's version is brass-centric, Las Vegas swing. JUKEBOX LIFE, presented at Feinstein's 54/Below, is the most recent iteration in a series of biographical shows. ('Time to move on.') It adds Spector's marriage and his role as songwriter Barry Mann in the Carole King musical BEAUTIFUL to that of playing Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS and early aspirations. (Interestingly, he was unaware of both the men into whose shoes he has stepped.) Its title was inspired by a fan who asked, 'What's it like to have this incredible jukebox life?' (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces 2013 Award Winners
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 14, 2013

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) announced the winners of the MITF 2013 Season Awards. The Award ceremony was held on Monday, September 30, 2013 at 7pm at The Actors Temple Theater, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival's Awards Ceremony Set for 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) presents their Thirteenth Annual Season AWARDS CEREMONY on Monday, September 30, 2012 at 7pm at The Actors Temple Theater, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC. Tickets are $15 and are available now at www.midtownfestival.org by phone at 866-811-4111. Each paid admission includes tickets redeemable for one refreshment, beer, wine, or soft drink. Doors open at 7pm; awards begin at 8pm. (more...)

American Dance Theater to Present ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER at June Havoc Theatre as Part of MITF, 7/30-8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

American Dance Theatre Productions will present ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER from Tuesday, July 30 through Sunday, August 4, at the June Havoc Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex, as part of the Midtown International Theatre Festival. A jazzy, contemporary update of the classic film about a murdered gangster brought back to life by the devil, who is anxious to besmirch the reputation of an incorruptible New York judge, ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER has Music by WARREN HILL, Lyrics by O'MARA LEARY & JAMES BEAUMONT & Book by JAMES BEAUMONT. This AEA Approved Showcase Production will be directed by JOE MARUZZO. (more...)

Full Lineup for 2013 Midtown International Theatre Festival Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF)'s fourteenth season will include a slate of full-length plays and musicals, as well as Short Subjects. The Festival will run from July 15 to August 4, 2013, at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF)'s fourteenth season will include a slate of full-length plays and musicals, as well as Short Subjects. The Festival will run from July 15 to August 4, 2013, at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor. Tickets are $15 for short plays and $18 for longer plays. Tickets are available at www.midtownfestival.org. The Festival also offers various group discounts and package passes, good for full-length and short plays. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2013

The Midtown International Theatre Festival (MITF) has announced the lineup of full-length plays and musicals for its fourteenth season, running from July 15 to August 4, 2013 at the June Havoc Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Dorothy Strelsin Theatre, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 1st floor; the Main Stage Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor; and the Jewel Box Theater, 312 W. 36th Street, NYC, 4th floor. Tickets are $15 for short plays and $18 for longer plays. Readings are free. Tickets will be available in May at www.midtownfestival.org or by phone at 866-811-4111. The Festival also offers various group discounts and package passes, good for full-length and short plays. (more...)