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Laguna Playhouse Announces 2021-2022 Season Photo Laguna Playhouse Announces 2021-2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2021

LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE has announced its doors will open after a too long 18 months, so they can (finally!) celebrate their 100th year of creating exceptional theatre in one of Southern California’s most beautiful & vibrant communities!

Photo Flash: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER At Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Photo Photo Flash: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER At Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2020

The fun flavor of the 1970s is a?oeStayin' Alivea?? at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre with its premiere production of Saturday Night Fever, now on stage.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Comes to Beef & Boards Photo SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Comes to Beef & Boards
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2020

The fun flavor of the 1970s is a?oeStayin' Alivea?? at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre with its premiere production of Saturday Night Fever, starting Feb. 6.

VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion Flash Mob Photo VIDEO: Behind The Scenes Of The SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion Flash Mob
by Stage Tube - Jan 6, 2020

Go behind the scenes of the Saturday Night Fever cast reunion flash mob in Times Square!

VIDEO: Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Discos Into Times Square to Celebrate 20th  Photo VIDEO: Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Discos Into Times Square to Celebrate 20th Anniversary!
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2019

Times Square was on disco inferno on Saturday night! Cast members from the original Broadway and First National Touring companies of Saturday Night Fever marked the 20th anniversary of the show's opening in New York by recreating a portion of the closing number from the show, the 'Mega Mix,' with the original choreography intact.

Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Will Reunite for Times Square Performance Photo Original SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Cast Will Reunite for Times Square Performance
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 24, 2019

Cast members from the original Broadway and First National Touring companies of Saturday Night Fever are marking the 20th anniversary of the show's opening in New York by gathering in Times Square on Saturday, October 5th, 2019 at 7 pm. At 7 pm Eastern, in Duffy Square, participating company members will recreate a portion of the closing number from the show, the a?oeMega Mix,a?? with the original choreography intact.

Tribeca Shortlist Highlights for November Features OPERATION AVALANCHE and SATURDAY N Photo Tribeca Shortlist Highlights for November Features OPERATION AVALANCHE and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Emily Bruno - Oct 24, 2017

Tribeca Shortlist has released its list of November offerings and highlights, including an exclusive streaming of Operation Avalanche and Saturday Night Fever. TO STREAM, START YOUR FREE 7-DAY TRIAL AT TRIBECASHORTLIST.COM ($4.99/MONTH AFTER)

Stage Door Theatre Opens Their 25th Season with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Photo Stage Door Theatre Opens Their 25th Season with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Carol Kassie - Aug 23, 2017

Saturday Night Fever caused a sensation when it debuted in movie theatres in 1977.   The film's earthy dialogue, gritty story, and throbbing disco music permeated American pop culture for years. 

Photo Flash: The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre Closes Out 40th Season with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Julie Musbach - Jul 22, 2017

The Bee Gees celebrate the 40th Anniversary of 'Saturday Night Fever'. Now what sets The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre's reasoning to do the show apart from everyone else, is that this just so happens to be the last show of their 40th Season.

Riverside Theatre Concludes 2016-17 Season with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, ends the 2016-2017 Season with the exciting musical, Saturday Night Fever. Performing on the Stark Stage from April 11 - 30, 2017, Saturday Night Fever is sponsored by Linda & Mel Teetz and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. Saturday Night Fever is produced in association with the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL to Groove Across the Continent in All-New North American Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Today Night Fever - The Musical, the iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER - THE MUSICAL to Groove Across the Continent in All-New North American Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Saturday Night Fever - The Musical, the iconic story of Tony - the kid from Brooklyn USA - who wants to dance his way to a better life, is back! And back in an all-new production that shares Tony's love for dancing in spectacular new ways.

Photo Flash: Saturday Night Fever at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 2, 2016

Dust off your hip-hugging flares, your platform shoes and warm up your disco dance moves! Saturday Night Fever is one of the most loved dance stories of all time. A stage version of the extraordinarily successful movie, It is a jam-packed, dance-crazed, fuel-injected show.

Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 19, 2016

Dust off your hip-hugging flares, your platform shoes and warm up your disco dance moves! Saturday Night Fever is one of the most loved dance stories of all time. A stage version of the extraordinarily successful movie, It is a jam-packed, dance-crazed, fuel-injected show. Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 New York Magazine article 'Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night' and Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, it focuses on Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local discotheque. His very ordinary life is transformed when he steps on to the dance floor There he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd and a growing relationship with Stephanie Mangano, and can temporarily forget the realities of his life, including a dead-end job in a paint store and his gang of deadbeat friends. Packed with over twenty legendary hits from The Bee Gees including the classics; Stayin' Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love. Directed by WBT favorite, Richard Stafford and the Musical Director is Ryan Edward Wise. Our production stars: Jacob Tischler as Tony Manero, Alexandra Matteo as Stephanie Mangano, Gianna Yanelli as Annette, Chris Collins-Pisano as Bobby C., Pat McRoberts as Monty, Raynor Rubel as Gus, Joe Moeller as Double J., Chris Hlinka as Joey, Sandy Rosenberg as Flo Manero, Ray DeMattis as Frank Manero. Isabella D'Erasmo & Hannah Moore will alternate as Linda Manero, Featuring: Anthony Alvino, Josh Bates, Lauren Dalal, Michelle Dawson, Christopher DeAngelis, Walter Filmore IV, Brian Lego, Joe Moeller, Natalie Perez-Duel, Frankie Paparone, Kristyn Pope, Audrey Tesserot, Charity Van Tassel. Set & Costume design by Michael Bottari and Ronald Case, Lighting Design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound Design is by Jonathan Hatton and Mark Zuckerman, Steve Loftus is the Technical Director. Wig & hair design by Gerard Kelly. The Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas, and properties are by Grumpy Props. Lisa Tiso is the Associate Producer. Richard Stafford (Director/Choreographer) Returning to WBT, having directed and choreographed Show Boat, Mary Poppins, The Wizard Of Oz, Guys & Dolls, Fiddler On The Roof, Can-Can, George M!, Hairspray, Singin' In The Rain, A Wonderful Life, Beauty And The Beast, Gypsy, The Full Monty and Cats in past seasons. On Broadway, Mr. Stafford was the choreographer for In My Life (Music Box Theatre), the associate choreographer for Aspects Of Love (Broadhurst Theatre), and dance supervisor for Cats (Winter Garden Theatre). Off-Broadway credits include choreography for A Tree Grows In Brooklyn (St. Clements). Internationally he was director/choreographer for The Full Monty, Joseph...Dreamcoat (Mexico City), choreographer for Jesus Christ Superstar (Mexico City), Evita (Sydney), Cats (Mexico City, Buenos Aires) and director/choreographer for Cats (Copenhagen, Sao Paulo,Rio). National Tours include Cats (director/ choreographer), My Fair Lady (choreographer), Joseph...Dreamcoat (choreographer) and numerous Regional Theatre Productions. Reservations: Call (914)-592-2222. Also at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com Group Reservations: Discounts for Groups of 20 or More: Call 592-2225. Luxury Boxes: Call 592-8730, for private parties of 6 to 22. Enjoy dining and theatre in an elegant private box. Additional features include an expanded dinner menu, hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, private powder room, and Luxury Box reserved parking. Show Times: Wednesday & Thursday & some Friday Matinees: Lunch: 11:30 am & Show 1 pm. Thursday, Friday, & Saturday Evenings: Dinner: 6:30 pm & Show: 8 pm. Sunday Matinees: Lunch: 12 pm & Show: 1:30 pm Sunday Evenings: Dinner: 5:30 pm & Show: 7 pm. Ticket Prices Dinner & Show range between $56.00 and $84.00 PLUS TAX depending on the performances chosen. Beverage Service & Gratuities are not included in the ticket price. Discounts are available for children, students, and senior citizens at selected performances. Also check the website for on-going Special Offers! More news at: www.BroadwayTheatre.com

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Bring the Disco to Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, with Book by Nan Knighton and Music and lyrics by the Bee Gees. Directed by Richard Stafford, with Musical Direction by Ryan Edward Wise, the production runs September 15 - November 27, 2016 and December 29, 2016 - January 29, 2017.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER to Bring the Disco to Westchester Broadway Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, with Book by Nan Knighton and Music and lyrics by the Bee Gees. Directed by Richard Stafford, with Musical Direction by Ryan Edward Wise, the production runs September 15 - November 27, 2016 and December 29, 2016 - January 29, 2017.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Coming to the State Theatre in January
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 29, 2015

One of the most beloved dance stories of all time in a spectacular new production, Saturday Night Fever is the coming of age tale of young Tony Manero who learns the value of life in 1970's Brooklyn. Relive the tale at the State Theatre on Thursday, January 21st.

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Begins Tonight at North Shore Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Get out your 'Boogie Shoes' as Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a New England Regional Theatre Premiere that will leave you with 'Night Fever!' SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is one high-energy musical featuring all the music from the film, the disco dancing that defined a decade, and those classic '70s fashions that may be better left forgotten! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical begins tonight, August 11, and plays thru Sunday, August 23. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, August 12 at 7:30 pm.

STAGE TUBE: Backstage at North Shore's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER with SCHOOL'D Host Matthew Rodin
by Stage Tube - Aug 10, 2015

Get out your 'Boogie Shoes' as Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a New England Regional Theatre Premiere that will leave you with 'Night Fever!' SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical is one high-energy musical featuring all the music from the film, the disco dancing that defined a decade, and those classic '70s fashions that may be better left forgotten! SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER The Musical begins tomorrow, August 11, and the company has been hard at work in rehearsals. BroadwayWorld SCHOOL'D host Matthew Rodin is part of the cast, and you can check out the first two episodes of his rehearsal vlog below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Sam Edgerly, Jessica Lea Patty, & More in Finger Lakes Music Theatre Festival's SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by Matt Smith - Jul 25, 2015

AUBURN, N.Y-The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide, proudly produces the world premiere of the new North American production of SATURDAYNIGHT FEVER.  Performances run from July 22 through through August 12. Based on Nik Cohn's 1975 article 'Tribal Rites of the new Saturday Night' and Norman Wexler's 1977 screenplay it inspired, this iconic time capsule centers around Tony Manero, a Brooklyn youth whose weekend is spent at the local dance hangout. There, he escapes into the admiration of the crowd, a growing relationship and the pulse of the beat that enables him to forget the realities of his life, his dead-end job and his gang of deadbeat friends. This new production delivers all the favorite tunes and dance sequences while bringing out the dimension and layers of the story and the landscape of such an iconic snapshot in American history.  Adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oakes, this new North American version features songs by The Bee Gees, is adapted for the stage by Sean Cercone and features additional music and lyrics by David Abbinanti.  

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