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42ND STREET in HD Comes To The Big Screen At The Ridgefield Playhouse July 18 Photo 42ND STREET in HD Comes To The Big Screen At The Ridgefield Playhouse July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020

Broadway may be closed until 2021 but you can see one of Broadway's most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, on the big screen in the largest- ever production of the breathtaking musical at The Ridgefield Playhouse on July 18 at 7:30pm!   

Broadway Musicals On The Big Screen This Summer At The Ridgefield Playhouse Photo Broadway Musicals On The Big Screen This Summer At The Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020

This summer, come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway!  This summer The Ridgefield Playhouse is bringing two of musical theater's best to the big screen in HD for you and your family to enjoy as part of the Northern Trust Broadway & Cabaret Series with support from Teed & Brown. 

VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Audition' From 42 STREET Photo VIDEO: EVERYBODY DANCE NOW! A Look Back at 'Audition' From 42 STREET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020

In this time of social distancing and remaining responsibly indoors, we are all looking for ways to brighten our days and get moving any way we can! In the spirit of celebrating theater and providing motivation to get up and get shakin', we're taking a look back and paying tribute to some of the greatest dance numbers in musical theater history! Today's number, 'Audition' from 42 Street!

Isabelle McCalla and More Join the Cast of Lyric's 42ND STREET, Starring Norm Lewis a Photo Isabelle McCalla and More Join the Cast of Lyric's 42ND STREET, Starring Norm Lewis and Faith Prince
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2020

Lyric has announced full casting for its production of 42nd Street, to be presented May 29 - June 21, 2020, at the Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Previously announced Broadway stars Norm Lewis (Julian Marsh) and Faith Prince (Dorothy Brock) are joined by Isabelle McCalla (Peggy Sawyer), who recently starred in Broadway's The Prom and Aladdin, and Ashley Day (Billy Lawlor), who reprises his role from the West End revival of 42nd Street.

ANNIE, CABARET and More Announced in Grand Theatre London's 2020/2021 Season Photo ANNIE, CABARET and More Announced in Grand Theatre London's 2020/2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

The Grand Theatre has announced its 2020/2021 Season. Running from September 2020 to May 2021, it is a season that includes a grand re-opening of refreshed and updated lobby spaces, performances in ten venues that span both our city and the country, partnerships with Neptune Theatre and Shaw Festival, and the return of a record-breaking, made-in-London production. It will be a season of what Artistic Director Dennis Garnhum describes as a?oea highly-eclectic journey to unexpected and unexplored territory. The Grand will be in ten different venues across the country. You will see us in places you would never expecta?"from a circus tent, to a coffee shop, from intimate studio theatres, to the largest national stagesa?"it is a season of bold and exciting theatre that we are proud to present.a??

Joe Iconis Musical PUNK ROCK GIRL Will Premiere at the Argyle Theatre; Full 2020-21 S Photo Joe Iconis Musical PUNK ROCK GIRL Will Premiere at the Argyle Theatre; Full 2020-21 Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020

Long Island's Argyle Theatre has announced its 2020-21 season! The season will include the world premiere of new Joe Iconis musical, Punk Rock Girl September 10 a?" October 25, 2020.

BWW Interview: Billy Stritch of LET'S START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT at Birdland Photo BWW Interview: Billy Stritch of LET'S START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT at Birdland
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 29, 2019

The keeper of the keyboards, Billy Stritch, heads into the busiest month of his year so far.. and it's only the first month of the year! Read his chat with Stephen Mosher to learn how it all started and how he's going to keep it going with a song in his heart.

Norm Lewis and Faith Prince Will Lead 42ND STREET at Lyric Opera of Chicago Photo Norm Lewis and Faith Prince Will Lead 42ND STREET at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019

Broadway stars Norm Lewis and Faith Prince will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of Harry Warren and Al Dubin's song-and-dance spectacular 42nd Street, presented from May 29 a?" June 21, 2020 at Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening May 30, 2020).

BWW Interview: Jason Graae of SCROOGE IN LOVE! at 42nd Street Moon Delivers the Dish  Photo BWW Interview: Jason Graae of SCROOGE IN LOVE! at 42nd Street Moon Delivers the Dish on His Thriving Career
by Jim Munson - Nov 22, 2019

Jason Graae is soon to star once again as the title character in a?oeScrooge in Love!a?? at 42nd Street Moon, where has found a sort of Bay Area artistic home in recent years. This eternally youthful performer is now a veritable showbiz veteran, having starred on Broadway several times, toured the country with legendary composer Jerry Herman, recorded almost 50 CD's and most recently played The Wizard of Oz in the national tour of a?oeWicked.a?? Known for his spirited comic performances and sterling vocals, you might expect Mr. Graae to be a lot of fun to talk to, and you would be right about that. While quick to express heartfelt gratitude to colleagues, he is also the irrepressible imp who can't resist entertaining you with his mischievous sense of humor.

BWW Interview: Clare Halse Talks 42ND STREET in UK Cinemas Photo BWW Interview: Clare Halse Talks 42ND STREET in UK Cinemas
by Fiona Scott - Nov 22, 2019

Clare Halse is known for tapping away on the West End stage in 42nd Street at the Drury Lane Theatre and currently in White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre. A broadcast of that recent West End production of 42nd Street is to be shown in UK cinemas on various dates from 25 November. Clare spoke to BroadwayWorld about the big-screen event.

MAC Opens 2019-2020 National Broadcasts With I'M NOT RUNNING Photo MAC Opens 2019-2020 National Broadcasts With I'M NOT RUNNING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019

National Theatre Live broadcasts return to the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) with David Hare's a?oeI'm Not Running,a?? (Oct. 16 & 20), and concluding with a?oeSmall Islanda?? (March 3 & 8).

BWW Review: 42ND STREET: Thunderous Opening For The Umbrella Stage Company Photo BWW Review: 42ND STREET: Thunderous Opening For The Umbrella Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 2, 2019

The red velvet curtain rises on about a dozen pairs of feet tapping up a storm, but there are a few hundred more dancing their way out of the Umbrella Community Arts Center after they pay a visit to 42ND STREET, the blockbuster grand opening production of the Umbrella Stage Company, Greater Boston's newest professional theater in Concord. The 344-seat, state-of-the-art main stage is airy and comfortable, with a generous rake to provide unobstructed viewing from every row. Kicking off the season with the quintessential backstage musical is a stroke of genius that celebrates the performing arts and generates excitement for the Umbrella.

Great Performances on PBS Announces 'Broadway's Best' Lineup Featuring 42ND STREET, T Photo Great Performances on PBS Announces 'Broadway's Best' Lineup Featuring 42ND STREET, THE KING AND I, KINKY BOOTS
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Great Performances returns with its third annual a?oeBroadway's Besta?? lineup of acclaimed theatrical productions, premiering Fridays, November 1-29 at 9 p.m. on PBS(check local listings), pbs.org/gperf and the PBS Video app. This fall's lineup spotlights musicals, comedy and drama: a?oe42nd Street,a?? the Broadway fable of a star-struck chorus girl dreaming of her big break; a?oeRodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I,a?? Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical classic starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe; a?oeKinky Boots,a?? the Broadway blockbuster featuring music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein; a?oeReda?? the Tony Award-winning drama starring Alfred Molina as painter Mark Rothko; and Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon's modern interpretation of a?oeMuch Ado About Nothing,a?? the first Public Theater production recorded live at Free Shakespeare in the Park by Great Performances in over four decades.

BARNUM To Open Musical Theatre Guild's 24th Season Photo BARNUM To Open Musical Theatre Guild's 24th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will open their 24th Anniversary season with BARNUM, the Tony Award-winning musical by Cy Coleman, Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM.

The WYO Theater Presents 42ND ST & KINKY BOOTS Photo The WYO Theater Presents 42ND ST & KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

The WYO Theater is pleased to present an end of summer musical duo with 42nd Street August 29 and Kinky Boots September 5, both at 6:30pm.  Captured live from London stages and presented at the WYO it's the perfect way say goodbye to summer and welcome in the WYO's 30th Anniversary Season!

42ND STREET Starring Bonnie Langford To Be Screened In Cinemas Across the UK and Irel Photo 42ND STREET Starring Bonnie Langford To Be Screened In Cinemas Across the UK and Ireland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019

More2Screen today announces the cinema release of the critically acclaimed West End revival of Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble's 42nd Street which will be screened in more than 550 cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 10 November 2019. This legendary musical stars national treasure Bonnie Langford as Dorothy Brock with music and lyrics by Harry Warren and Al Dubin. Cinema tickets are on sale now at 42ndStreetCinema.com

Theatre You Can Experience From The Comfort of Your TV! Photo Theatre You Can Experience From The Comfort of Your TV!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 3, 2019

This has been one of the hottest summers on record, but don't let the rising temperatures get you down! BroadwayWorld is here to remind you of some amazing musicals and plays that you can watch from the comfort of your couch (with the AC blasting)! From Netflix to BroadwayHD to On Demand, there's an option for everyone!

BWW Review: 42ND STREET at Ogunquit Playhouse: That's a WOW! Photo BWW Review: 42ND STREET at Ogunquit Playhouse: That's a WOW!
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 30, 2019

There's an unmistakeable sound of thunder emanating from the Ogunquit Playhouse these days, commencing with the rhythmic pounding of nearly two dozen pairs of feet, and ending in a crescendo of audience applause. It is not fulsome praise to give DirectorChoreographer Randy Skinner multiple huzzahs and many pats on the back for this fresh and exciting production of 42ND STREET the iconic show-biz musical about a small town girl who pursues her dream and takes Broadway by storm. From the grownups to the kids in the chorus, Tony Award-nominee Skinner seamlessly blends stage veterans and non-Equity performers into one sparkling, magical troupe that really knows how to put on a show.

BWW Review: BARNUM at Fairfield Center Stage Photo BWW Review: BARNUM at Fairfield Center Stage
by Sean Fallon - Jun 28, 2019

On Thursday, June 27, I had the pleasure of seeing another Fairfield Center Stage masterpiece, BARNUM in a spectacular manner that I have never seen it before, outdoors, outside the Fairfield Museum and History Center. The performers are so talented that the show comes across as a brilliant combination between a theatrical stage production and a circus. This is consistent with Fairfield Center Stage's innovative ventures of bringing special uniqueness to each show, in this case, presenting the dramatized life of P.T. Barnum (with much poetic license) in a way that makes the audience feel as if they are at 'the greatest show on Earth.'

Rachel York & Sally Struthers Star In 42ND STREET At Ogunquit Playhouse Photo Rachel York & Sally Struthers Star In 42ND STREET At Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Come and meet those dancing feet! The ultimate tap-dancing, show-biz musical sensation, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make magical musical theatre hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage June 19 through July 13.

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