Longest Running Broadway Revue to Open at Alhambra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Nominated for eight Tony® Awards, Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards from the 1950's, 1960's and 1970's, including rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Original Broadway cast recording, Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs Of Leiber And Stoller, won a Grammy Award in 1996. After a Los Angeles tryout, the revue opened on Broadway in 1995, running for 2,036 performances, making it the longest -running musical revue in Broadway history. It also had a London run in 1996. The show will open at Jacksonville's Alhambra Theatre & Dining on August 3, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Showstoppers From The Original SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by Michael Dale - Dec 29, 2015

A look back at Broadway's longest running musical revue, as a new production prepares for the summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Barrington Stage Company's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

Barrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES Features New Book; Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

Barrington Stage's ROMANCE IN HARD TIMES to Feature New Book; Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Tristan Wilson, Managing Director, presents the BSC Musical Theatre Lab new workshop production of two-time Tony winner William Finn's acclaimed Romance in Hard Times, featuring a new book by Finn's Spelling Bee collaborator, Tony winner Rachel Sheinkin. (more...)

Cook, Dixon and Young Come to the Faison Firehouse Theater, 2/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2012

Critically acclaimed tenors Victor Trent Cook, Rodrick Dixon, and Thomas Young are set to play Faison Firehouse Theater. (more...)

Cook, Dixon and Young Come to the Faison Firehouse Theater, 2/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2012

Critically acclaimed tenors Victor Trent Cook, Rodrick Dixon, and Thomas Young are set to play Faison Firehouse Theater. (more...)

Amas Benefit Event Honors Playwright George C. Wolfe with Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director), will celebrate the Centennial Year of its late founder Rosetta LeNoire at a Gala evening on Monday, April 4th, featuring a special 'Blast from the Past' concert of William Finn's songs from the celebrated Romance in Hard Times, starring Tony-Winner Lillias White and a veteran cast of Broadway professionals. The event takes place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues, at 7pm. (more...)

Amas Benefit Event Honors Playwright George C. Wolfe with Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director), will celebrate the Centennial Year of its late founder Rosetta LeNoire at a Gala evening on Monday, April 4th, featuring a special 'Blast from the Past' concert of William Finn's songs from the celebrated Romance in Hard Times, starring Tony-Winner Lillias White and a veteran cast of Broadway professionals. The event takes place at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues, at 7pm. (more...)

'Too Hot To Handel' Jazz Gospel Returns to Auditorium Theatre, 1/16 & 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2010

Brett Batterson, executive director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU), is pleased to announce that the beloved 'Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah' will return to Chicago's National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre for a special tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For two performances only, Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m., ATRU will be filled with the joyous sounds and exuberance of this jazz and gospel, All-American reinvention of Handel's 'Messiah.' Single tickets are now on sale and prices start at just $30. (more...)

'Too Hot To Handel' Jazz Gospel Returns to Auditorium Theatre, 1/16 & 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2010

Brett Batterson, executive director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU), is pleased to announce that the beloved 'Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah' will return to Chicago's National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre for a special tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For two performances only, Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m., ATRU will be filled with the joyous sounds and exuberance of this jazz and gospel, All-American reinvention of Handel's 'Messiah.' Single tickets are now on sale and prices start at just $30. (more...)

'Too Hot To Handel' Jazz Gospel Returns to Auditorium Theatre, 1/16 & 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2009

Brett Batterson, executive director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU), is pleased to announce that the beloved 'Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah' will return to Chicago's National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre for a special tribute to the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. For two performances only, Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 17 at 3 p.m., ATRU will be filled with the joyous sounds and exuberance of this jazz and gospel, All-American reinvention of Handel's 'Messiah.' Single tickets are now on sale and prices start at just $30. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Devin Richards of 'Finian's Rainbow'
by Adrienne Onofri - Dec 1, 2009

As friend and costar Audra McDonald has said, Devin's booming bass voice has anchored many B'way ensembles--11 of them, to be precise. (more...)

Too Hot to Handel at the Auditorium Theatre
by Chicago News Desk - Dec 1, 2008

Brett Batterson, executive director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU), is pleased to announce the return of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah to Chicago's National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre. For two performances only, Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m., the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, will be filled with the sounds of this soulful reinvention of Handel's Messiah. This joyful musical experience is quickly becoming one of Chicago's favorite annual events. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Too Hot to Handel at the Auditorium Theatre
by Chicago News Desk - Nov 12, 2008

Brett Batterson, executive director of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (ATRU), is pleased to announce the return of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah to Chicago's National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre. For two performances only, Friday, December 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 14 at 3 p.m., the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 East Congress Parkway, will be filled with the sounds of this soulful reinvention of Handel's Messiah. This joyful musical experience is quickly becoming one of Chicago's favorite annual events. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

BJ Crosby: 'Just One of Those Things'
by Pati Buehler - May 18, 2004

Morgan's Cabaret at The Prince Music Theater in Philly is the little black box that treats you to some of the best talent in town and a few nice surprises including some of the finest light fare and wine. We were greeted by Cole Brenner, who is the son of Philly's famous comedian David Brenner and works for the Prince and is also a graphics designer. (more...)