BWW Review: THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER at Keegan TheatreBWW Review: THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER at Keegan Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 23, 2018

There are many companies presenting Theater for Young Audiences (TYA) shows in and around the DC area. One of the newest is a company that's been around for over twenty years, but has relatively recently branched out into the family entertainment genre. (more...)

Keegan Theatre Announces 2018 Holiday LineupKeegan Theatre Announces 2018 Holiday Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

The Keegan Theatre announces its lineup for the 2018 holiday season with the December 13 opening of its beloved holiday tradition, AN IRISH CAROL, written by Dublin native and Keegan company member Matthew J. Keenan. Opening on December 22, the Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA family friendly production of the delightful children's classic with a holiday twist, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER, written by Kristin Walter. And back by popular demand, THE HARRY BELLS: Keegan Greetings, in concert on December 22. (more...)

THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER Comes to The Keegan TheatreTHE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER Comes to The Keegan Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

The Keegan Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the delightful children's classic, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER, written by Kristin Walter. A Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA family production, THE ELVES AND THE SHOEMAKER runs December 22- 30, 2018, at the Andrew Keegan Theatre in Washington, DC. All performances are at 11:00 am and are sensory friendly. The press opening is December 23, 2018. (more...)

Performance Space New York's East Village Series Opens February 17Performance Space New York's East Village Series Opens February 17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Performance Space New York kicks off its East Village Series, contemplating the past, present, and future of the organization and its neighborhood, with Welcome to Lenapehoking (February 17, 4pm, Free), a partnership with the The Lenape Center, and Avant-Garde-Arama, the extravaganza of experimentation that's also the organization's longest-running program (February 18, 6pm, Free). Performance Space New York's Executive Artistic Director Jenny Schlenzka steps into her new curatorial role with these events honoring the neighborhood's original caretakers and the organization's own trailblazing roots, as springboards into an exhilarating new chapter. (more...)

Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowLorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

This week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in FebruaryLinda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Performance Space New York presents THE EAST VILLAGE SERIESPerformance Space New York presents THE EAST VILLAGE SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Performance Space New York (formerly Performance Space 122) presents the East Village Series, its first semi-annual themed series, and the first program curated by the institution's new Executive Artistic Director, Jenny Schlenzka. This presentation of works from some of today's most radical performers and multidisciplinary artists resituates the institution in newly revamped spaces, designed by Deborah Berke Partners, in 122 Community Center (150 First Avenue, at East 9th Street), where Performance Space 122 was founded, and where it operated until it moved out in 2011 for the building renovation. The series contemplates the past, present, and future of the organization and its neighborhood. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call with the Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Coverage: Curtain Call with the Cast of THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 12, 2017

Producer Thommie Retter and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.' BroadwayWorld caught the company's opening night bows, check out the photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rehearsal Night for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Coverage: Rehearsal Night for THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 11, 2017

Producer Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley (Victor/Victoria (Nat.Tour), The Producers (Nat. Tour), The Will Rogers Follies, ) bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta's ('Contest', the movie). BroadwayWorld has an inside look at their rehearsal, check out the photos below! (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Return to MidtownTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Return to Midtown
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Producer Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley (Victor/Victoria (Nat.Tour), The Producers (Nat. Tour), The Will Rogers Follies, ) bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta's ('Contest', the movie). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Rehearsal Room with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Coverage: Inside the Rehearsal Room with THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 29, 2017

Producer Thommie Retter and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley, bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta. BroadwayWorld takes you inside their rehearsal, check out the photos below! (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Return to MidtownTHE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Return to Midtown
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 25, 2017

Producer Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot The Musical) and Director/Choreographer Ann Cooley (Victor/Victoria (Nat.Tour), The Producers (Nat. Tour), The Will Rogers Follies, ) bring together a team of 21 teen actors for a production of 'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,' with additional contributions from writer Anthony Giunta's ('Contest', the movie). (more...)

Photo Coverage: PEACE, LOVE, NO BULLY Performs at Henri Bendel Flagship StorePhoto Coverage: PEACE, LOVE, NO BULLY Performs at Henri Bendel Flagship Store
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 16, 2017

The Henri Bendel Fifth Avenue flagship hosted a NYFW benefit event for NoBully.org to raise funds and awareness for anti-bullying efforts and BroadwayWorld was there! The event was organized by Carrie Berk (NYMF 2017 Award for Outstanding Individual Performance) and the all-kid cast of the New York Musical Festival's Peace, Love and Cupcakes: The Musical. The show joined forces with No Bully this summer and was awarded a special NYMF citation for turning a musical into a full-fledged social inclusivity movement. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights In Memory of Stuart ThompsonBroadway to Dim Lights In Memory of Stuart Thompson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Tony Award winner Stuart Thompson, who died on August 17th at age 62. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Tuesday, August 22nd at exactly 6:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Industry: Theatrical Producer and Manager Stuart Thompson Has Passed AwayIndustry: Theatrical Producer and Manager Stuart Thompson Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Stuart Thompson, a prolific theatrical producer and manager who brought plays by some of America's greatest contemporary playwrights as well as many of London's most prestigious productions to the Broadway stage over the last twenty years, died at his home in New York on the morning of Friday, August 18, 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama TheaterBWW Review: THE BIKINIS Sing You Back to The Beach at Central Alabama Theater
by David Edward Perry - Aug 6, 2017

'The Bikinis' give due diligence to the variety show formula reminiscent of classic TV specials by Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds and Sonny and Cher. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses JINGLE JAM 2016
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 4, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre, 10 West 64th Street. The show brings together talented kid performers from the stage and screen-many of whom have already appeared on Broadway and on tour-and others who are Broadway bound. The script was penned by mother/daughter writing team Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk (Peace, Love & Cupcakes: The Musical; Fashion Academy: The Musical) with original songs by Thommie Retter and Rick Hip-Flores (In Transit; Fun Home; Billy Elliot). BroadwayWorld was able to snap some photos of the event's rehearsal! (more...)

Retter Entertainment presents JINGLE JAM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Thommie Retter (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment ring in the holidays for the HOW MANY consecutive year with This Way To Broadway Live: Jingle Jam!, an original musical/song and dance showcase for audiences of all ages on Sunday, December 4 at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 27-July 3, Featuring Rob McClure and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 26, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Little Shop of Horrors Reunion Concert; Blood Brothers in Concert; 54 Celebrates The Neil Simon Theatre; Rob McClure at 54 Below; and 54 Celebrates Prince. (more...)

Rob McClure, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Reunion & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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