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BWW Interview: Michael Santora of THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre BWW Interview: Michael Santora of THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre
by Andrea Stephenson - Sep 22, 2019

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Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie, Andy Mientus, and More Highlight Next Week at 54 Below Andrea McArdle & Donna McKechnie, Andy Mientus, and More Highlight Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019

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...)

Photo Flashback: Remembering Phyllis Newman Photo Flashback: Remembering Phyllis Newman
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2019

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, stage star Phyllis Newman passed away yesterday, September 15, at the age of 86. Newman got her start in show business at 4 years old imitating Carmen Miranda in theatres and clubs. Her portrayal of Martha Vail in the Jule Styne/Comden and Green musical Subways Are For Sleeping - costumed only in a bath towel - earned her a Tony Award. Her other Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Awake and Sing, Wish You Were Here, First Impressions, and her one-woman musical The Madwoman of Central Park West, which she co-authored with Arthur Laurents. She garnered a Tony Award nomination for her highly-acclaimed performance in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound. (more...)

BWW Interview: U of U Musical Theater Program's Denny Berry Promises 'Something New and Unexpected' With Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA BWW Interview: U of U Musical Theater Program's Denny Berry Promises 'Something New and Unexpected' With Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA
by Blair Howell - Sep 11, 2019

To open the University of Utah Musical Theater Program season, Denny Berry directs and choreographs Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA -- to continue her reputation for engaging audiences with little-known and perhaps problematic musicals. (more...)

A Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights Horizons A Celebration Of E. Katherine Kerr Announced At Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Friends, colleagues, and students of the highly regarded and much loved actor, teacher, writer, and director E. Katherine Kerr will gather on Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:00 P.M. at Playwrights Horizons Peter Jay Sharp Theater to celebrate her life. (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Krysta Rodriguez, New Musicals And More Announced At Feinstein's/54 Below Shoshana Bean, Krysta Rodriguez, New Musicals And More Announced At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019

This Month, 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...)

Comedy Queen Christine Deaver Serves Laughter on a Platter in Teatro ZinZanni's All-New Limited Engagement Comedy Queen Christine Deaver Serves Laughter on a Platter in Teatro ZinZanni's All-New Limited Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Since opening at its new home last fall, Teatro ZinZanni has returned to presenting a rotating cast of international circus talent and is announcing the last of its 2019 limited engagements, A Night Like This. (more...)

BWW Review: ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE at Bucks County Playhouse BWW Review: ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE at Bucks County Playhouse
by Pati Buehler - Aug 14, 2019

New Hope Pa. is a livelier than usual town this summer because of two special ladies. Sally Struthers, the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actress, best known for her roles in 'All in the Family' and 'Gilmore Girls. Her Broadway credits Wally's Café' with Rita Moreno, and Jimmy Coco and Neil Simon's female version of 'The Odd Couple' with Brenda Vaccaro. She also starred on Broadway and on tour in Tommy Tune's production of 'Grease' and played Miss Hannigan in the 20th anniversary national tour of ANNIE. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert in ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE BWW Interview: Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert in ALWAYS, PATSY CLINE
by Pati Buehler - Aug 10, 2019

If True Love and a great friendship are to your liking, 'Come On In' and meet Sally and Carter. (more...)

TCG Announces The Recipients Of Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship TCG Announces The Recipients Of Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of The Willa Kim Costume Design Scholarship 2019. Administered by TCG with support from The Estate of Willa Kim, the Scholarship provides exceptionally talented costume designers who are enrolled in a university or professional training program with the opportunity to supplement their fine arts training in hand-drawing and painting. The Scholarship honors costume designer Willa Kim's legacy and her life's work as a pioneer, legend, and inspiration for many of today's theatre artists. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Announces Partnership With Kinder High School For The Performing And Visual Arts Theatre Under The Stars Announces Partnership With Kinder High School For The Performing And Visual Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (Kinder HSPVA) announced a new partnership today that will provide theatre students at Kinder HSPVA with a four-year comprehensive musical theatre education. (more...)

BWW Review: DANCERS FOR GOOD 2019 Outdoes Itself Again! BWW Review: DANCERS FOR GOOD 2019 Outdoes Itself Again!
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jul 29, 2019

Last year, in 2018, the third annual Dancers For Good Benefit supporting the Actors Fund Dancers Resource in East Hampton was so impressive that I challenged the founders to 'high-kick it up a notch even higher next year'. I'm thrilled to announce that not only did they clearly accept that challenge, they superseded all expectations! (more...)

50 SHADES OF FAIRYTALES Comes to The Drama Factory 50 SHADES OF FAIRYTALES Comes to The Drama Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019

We start learning about fairytales and happily-ever-after before we can even walk. Then we grow up. Some of us wonder what ever happened to the fairytales and some of us, well... never believed in them in the first place. (more...)

American Theatre Wing to Honor Jonathan Larson and the Larson Family American Theatre Wing to Honor Jonathan Larson and the Larson Family
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

The American Theatre Wing announces that it will celebrate the legacy of Jonathan Larson and the Larson family at its annual gala, dubbed 'Say YES to Artists Gala,' which will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). (more...)

Jill Senter And Co Return To The Beechman In CELEBRATE THE MOMENT Jill Senter And Co Return To The Beechman In CELEBRATE THE MOMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

Jill Senter and Company will return to The Laurie Beechman Theater, where they played to a capacity crowd in May, in CELEBRATE THE MOMENT: A New Nightclub Revue, written, arranged and conducted by Elliot Finkel with choreography by Joanna Rush and directed by Walter Willison, on Wednesday, July 17th and Wednesday, August 7th, at 7PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Haley Swindal Gets Ready to Sing Happy at Feinstein's/54 Below BWW Interview: Haley Swindal Gets Ready to Sing Happy at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Richard Ridge - Jul 15, 2019

Haley Swindal, the latest Mama Morton in Broadway's longest running American musical 'Chicago' is returning to Feinstein's 54 Below with her brand new show ' Sing Happy: The Songs of Liza Minnelli' on July 26th and Broadway World's own Richard Ridge caught up with Haley to chat about living in the musical world of the legendary Liza. (more...)

BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL Enchants at The Merry - Go- Round Playhouse BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL Enchants at The Merry - Go- Round Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 15, 2019

The Merry a?" Go a?" Round Playhouse is now enchanting audiences with a breathtaking production of Grand Hotel the Musical. Director Brett Smock's productions often are memorable and this one is no exception. With the lavish set, spot on casting, and impressive choreography this production is one of the top productions I've seen presented at The Merry - Go a?" Round Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lucie Arnaz Returns in I GOT THE JOB at Provincetown's Crown And Anchor BWW Interview: Lucie Arnaz Returns in I GOT THE JOB at Provincetown's Crown And Anchor
by Michael Rabice - Jul 14, 2019

Provincetown will see yet another return visitor when Lucie Arnaz returns to The Crown and Anchor for a one night only concert of her latest act ' I Got The Job: Songs From My Musical Past.' After selling out this same concert last year, producer Rick Murray asked Ms. Arnaz to return with the same show that had audiences cheering. Along with her musical director Ron Abel, the show will play Monday July 22,2019 at 8pm. Arnaz and Abel will bring this show to a many more venues over the next year, including New York's fabled 54 BELOW CLUB this fall . (more...)

Photo Coverage: Luba Mason Premieres A Broadway-Centric  Concert at The Green Room 42 Photo Coverage: Luba Mason Premieres A Broadway-Centric Concert at The Green Room 42
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 11, 2019

Last night at The Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue), Broadway star and recording artist Luba Mason (Chicago, Jekyll & Hyde, How to Succeed, recently earned a Lucille Lortel nomination for her role in the acclaimed Public Theater production of Girl From The North Country) premiered a new Broadway-centric concert, Luba Mason - 5' 10' with the pianist & music director to so many Broadway stars and legendary singers, Billy Stritch! (more...)

Photo Flash: GRAND HOTEL Opens At The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Photo Flash: GRAND HOTEL Opens At The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) opens its second production this season, the song and dance spectacular, Grand Hotel. The show runs July 10 through July 31 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park. (more...)

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