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131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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A revue created for City Center's Encores! using numbers and sketches from Ziegfeld Follies editions, The Garrick Gaieties, The Band Wagon, As Thousands Cheer, This Is the Army, Call Me Mister, Pins and Needles, and others.


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'A Bronx Tale' with Chazz Palminteri Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2007

Previews begin tonight, October 4, for Academy Award nominated actor Chazz Palminteri's Broadway debut in his acclaimed show A Bronx Tale. The show, directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks, plays a limited 18 week engagement at The Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street). Opening night is Thursday October 25. The engagement will run through February 10, 2008. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'A Bronx Tale' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Oct 26, 2007

Several Broadway, television and film stars attending the Opening Night performance of A Bronx Tale, starring Academy Award nominated actor Chazz Palminteri in his Broadway debut on Thursday, October 25. Directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks, A Bronx Tale plays a limited 18 week engagement at The Walter Kerr Theatre (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'A Bronx Tale' Opening Night & Party
by Walter McBride - Oct 26, 2007

On Thursday October 25, Academy Award nominated actor Chazz Palminteri made his Broadway debut in the Opening Night performance of A Bronx Tale. Directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks, A Bronx Tale plays a limited 18 week engagement at The Walter Kerr Theatre through February 10, 2008. The After Party was held at Bond 45 Restaurant. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'A Bronx Tale' Opens Today
by BWW - Oct 24, 2007

Academy Award nominated actor Chazz Palminteri makes his Broadway debut in his acclaimed show A Bronx Tale. Directed by Tony Award-winner Jerry Zaks, A Bronx Tale plays a limited 18 week engagement at The Walter Kerr Theatre. Opening night is today Thursday October 25. The engagement will run through February 10, 2008. (more...)

Murphy, Baranski, Bosco, Etc. Join Encores! Follies
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2006

More stars have signed on to the eagerly awaited Encores! staged concert of the Stephen Sondheim-James Goldman classic Follies, presented from February 8th through 11th, 2007 at City Center (more...)

Mara Davi is 'Nanette' in Encores! with O'Donnell, Leavel & Duncan
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2007

Sandy Duncan, Fred Willard, Shonn Wiley and Mara Davi will join previously announced cast members Rosie O'Donnell and Beth Leavel in No, No, Nanette, the final 2008 Encores! presentation of the New York City Center season. (more...)

Everyman's 'Broadway Boys' Cabaret
by James Howard - Nov 17, 2006

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York to Present 'Enter Laughing' and 'Vaudville Man'
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2008

The York Theatre Company announces two new shows to kick off its fall line-up first up will be the revival of 'Enter Laughing' and 'Vaudeville Man!' (more...)

Arena Stage Presents 'Mystery of Irma Vep'
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2008

Arena Stage presents Charles Ludlam's comic masterpiece The Mystery of Irma Vep. This clever, quick-change marathon ransacks literary, cinematic and pop culture as it satirizes everything from Hitchcock's Rebecca and classic horror film The Mummy's Curse to Wuthering Heights and Shakespeare. Arena Stage is excited to welcome back Brad Oscar (Broadway's Spamalot and The Producers, Arena's Cabaret and Damn Yankees) and J. Fred Shiffman (The Arthur Miller Festival, She Loves Me, Cabaret) as they portray all of the characters--men, women and monsters--in this gender-bending 'tour de force.' The Mystery of Irma Vep runs June 6 - July 13 at Arena Stage in Crystal City. The press opening performance is Thursday, June 12 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Encores! Stairway to Paradise in Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2007

Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Chamberlin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Capathia Jenkins and Ruthie Henshall, runs from May 10 - 14 at New York City Center (more...)

Perez and Chamberlin to Star in Roundabout's 'Ritz'
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2007

Rosie Perez and Kevin Chamberlin will star in a revival of Terrence McNally's The Ritz this fall as part of the Roundabout Theatre Company's 2007-2008 season (more...)

Palminteri's 'A Bronx Tale' Comes To Los Angeles 9/9
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2008

According to recent reports, Chazz Palminteri's one-man play A Bronx Tale will be playing from September 9-21st in Los Angeles at the Wadsworth Theatre. Palminteri will star and Jerry Zaks will direct. (more...)

Jackson, Graff and Gasteyer Join 'Damn Yankees Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2008

Cheyenne Jackson, Randy Graff and Ana Gasteyer will join previously announced cast members Sean Hayes and Jane Krakowski in DAMN YANKEES running July 5 - 27, 2008 at New York City Center (55th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues). Damn Yankees will be directed by John Rando with Music Direction by Rob Berman and the original Bob Fosse choreography recreated by Mary MacLeod. A July 10 opening is planned. (more...)

Chenoweth Takes 'Tempting' New Role in Indie
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2008

Kristin Chenoweth to star in indie film 'Into Temptation.' (more...)

Stairway To Paradise: Glorifying The American Revue
by Michael Dale - May 14, 2007

For two and a half glorious hours your only care in the world should be deciding which of the magnificent songs you'll be humming on your way out of the theatre. (more...)

New York City Center Announces 16th Encores! Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2008

New York City Center announces 16th Encores! Season opening with 'On the Town.' (more...)

'On The Town' Added As Part Of Encores! Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2008

On The Town, the first Broadway musical written by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with original choreography by Jerome Robbins, will open the 2008-2009 Encores! season as part of the city-wide Leonard Bernstein 90th Birthday Celebration sponsored by Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic from September through December 2008. (more...)

Photo Flash: Encores! Stairway to Paradise
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2007

Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue, starring Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Chamberlin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Capathia Jenkins and Ruthie Henshall, runs from May 10 - 14 at New York City Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Broadway Musicals of 1947
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 4, 2008

'The Broadway Musicals of 1947,' kicked-off the eighth season of The Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series on March 3 at Town Hall. The star-studded cast included Howard McGillin, Marc Kudisch, Eddie Korbich, Noah Racey, Donna Lynne Champlin, Meredith Patterson, Kerry O'Malley, Kendrick Jones, Alexander Gemignani, Christiane Noll and Jeffry Denman. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Host Drama Desk Awards, May 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2007

Kristin Chenoweth, the star of the Broadway musical stage who just finished her return to Broadway this season with her critically acclaimed performance in The Apple Tree, will host the 52nd Annual Drama Desk Awards on Sunday, May 20, at 9:00 PM. (more...)

Esparza and Chenoweth Perform With NY Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2008

Multi-award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch will make his New York Philharmonic debut as conductor and host of Broadway's Greatest Showstoppers, featuring songs from Les Misérables, Carousel, My Fair Lady, and his own Pulitzer Prize-winning score for A Chorus Line, among others, Tuesday, May 20, 2008, at 7:30 p.m. Joining Mr. Hamlisch will be two of Broadway's brightest stars, Kristin Chenoweth and Raúl Esparza, in his Philharmonic debut. (more...)

McGillin & Kudisch Headline 'Broadway Musicals of 1947' March 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2008

Howard McGillin will star in 'The Broadway Musicals of 1947,' which kicks off the 8th season of The Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series. Joined by a powerhouse cast that includes two-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch on Monday, March 3 at 8PM, for a full evening of song and dance from Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, High Button Shoes, Street Scene, Allegro and more from The Great White Way of 1947 (more...)

'Little Mermaid' Stars to Join 'Broadway By The Year' Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2008

Sierra Boggess and Sean Palmer, the stars of Disney's The Little Mermaid will make their Town Hall debuts with The Broadway Musicals of 1954 on Monday, April 7 at 8 pm. (more...)

Young Frankenstein Announces Cast; To Open at Hilton November 8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2007

The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, a new musical comedy from the creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash The Producers, will open on Broadway November 8th 2007 at the Hilton Theatre (213 W 42nd St). Previews begin October 11th 2007. The production stars Roger Bart (Dr. Frederick Frankenstein), Megan Mullally (Elizabeth), Sutton Foster (Inga), Shuler Hensley (The Monster), Fred Applegate (Kemp) and Christopher Fitzgerald (Igor). (more...)

Cox, Mulheren and Benjamin Join 'Damn Yankees' Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2008

Veanne Cox, Michael Mulheren and P.J. Benjamin will join Sean Hayes, Jane Krakowski, Cheyenne Jackson, Ana Gasteyer and Randy Graff in Damn Yankees, running July 5 - 27, 2008 at New York City Center (55th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues). (more...)

Encores 2007! Follies, Face the Music and New Revue
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2006

Arlene Shuler, President and CEO of New York City Center, announced today that the 14th season of its acclaimed ENCORES! series will celebrate the great Broadway revue, a form that flourished from just before 1900 until the early '50s. (more...)

EST Honors Jerry Zaks and Jerry Saviola on June 24th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2008

ENSEMBLE STUDIO THEATRE is celebrating a milestone - this spring marks their 30th Marathon of One-Act Plays - and the occasion will be celebrated with a gala Benefit Dinner in honor of distinguished E.S.T. member Jerry Zaks and outstanding corporate leader Jerry Saviola. The Benefit Dinner will be held Tuesday, June 24th at the Players Club. (more...)

Monster Chat with 'Young Frankenstein's' Chris Fitzgerald
by James Sims - Jul 27, 2007

Sitting at a local Seattle coffee shop, Christopher Fitzgerald, along with his newborn baby, talked with BroadwayWorld's James Sims about his vaudeville like beginnings, leading to a role in the original Broadway cast of Wicked, and now as Igor in Young Frankenstein... (more...)

New Cast Members Set for 'Chorus Line;' Tour on the Way
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2007

John Breglio has announced the newest members of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical A Chorus Line who begin performances Tuesday, July 24, 2007. (more...)

Jeffry Denman Cast in Encores! Face the Music, 3/29-4/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2007

Broadway song and dance man Jeffry Denman has been cast as the romantic lead in the Encores! staged concert version of Irving Berlin and Moss Hart's Face the Music. (more...)

Chenoweth & Bart to Star in Encores! Stairway to Paradise
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2007

Kristin Chenoweth and Roger Bart will headline 'Stairway to Paradise: An Original Encores! Production: 50 Years of Revues in Review.' (more...)

'Applause' at Encores! Feb.7-10 with Ebersole, Zien & Davie
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2008

New York City Center Encores! begins its 2008 season with the 1970 Tony Award-winning hit, Applause, starring Christine Ebersole, Kate Burton, Mario Cantone, Tom Hewitt, Michael Park, Megan Sikora, Chip Zien and Erin Davie. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall with Music Direction by Rob Berman, Applause will play five performances, from February 7-10 at New York City Center (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle Wins Tony for Best Direction of a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2001

Warren Carlyle won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for AFTER MIDNIGHT. Warren Carlyle was nominated both for Best Direction of a Musical and Best Choreography for his work on After Midnight this year. His previous directing work on Broadway includes Chaplin and Finian's Rainbow. (more...)

New Block of Tickets Now Available for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 1, 2001

A new block of tickets for the Broadway musical An American In Paris is on sale today, Tuesday, May 19. MasterCard cardholders receive exclusive first access to these tickets now through May 31, 2015 via www.priceless.com/ny, www.Ticketmaster.com/AAIP or by phone at 877-250-2929. MasterCard is the Preferred Card and a Proud Supporter of An American In Paris. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of CHAPLIN!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

Broadway's new musical CHAPLIN started previews this week and opens September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). CHAPLIN is a new musical depicting the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, with music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and book by three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Christopher Curtis. Warren Carlyle (Finian's Rainbow; Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway) directs and choreographs the production. Get to know the cast below! (more...)

Musicals Tonight! presents George and Ira Gershwin's "For Goodness Sake"; March 18-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2001

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Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Carnegie Hall with THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO, 5/3
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2001

On Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with an all-new program entitled The Evolution of a Soprano. Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and featuring pianist and music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, this newly created, one-night-only engagement showcases Ms. Chenoweth performing a varied evening of music that highlights her incredible range-from works influenced by her early operatic and classical training in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to hit songs from her starring roles on Broadway and in film. In addition to popular hits and classical selections, Ms. Chenoweth will perform new works, standards, and even works popularized by amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins. This performance marks Ms. Chenoweth's first solo appearance at Carnegie Hall since her sold-out show in September 2004. (more...)

Matt Sigl: Unstuck In Time
by Kerrie Smith - Feb 7, 2006

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'A Bronx Tale' Recoups Investment; National Tour Planned
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2008

The limited engagement of A Bronx Tale starring Chazz Palminteri at Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre, closed Sunday, February 24 on a high note, recouping its capitalization. A national tour will take place later this year. (more...)

Bobbie, Kaye, Finley, Etc. Cast in Encores! Face the Music
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2007

The New York Times reports that Walter Bobbie & Judy Kaye have been cast in Encores! Face the Music. (more...)

Broadway By The Year 1947 to Star McGillin, Kudisch & Racey on March 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2008

Howard McGillin, Broadway's longest-running Phantom, will star in 'The Broadway Musicals of 1947,' which kicks off the eighth season of The Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series. He will be joined by a powerhouse cast that includes two-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, and more of Broadway's great singer/dancers than in any other previous Broadway by the Year concert. Audiences will take a musical journey 'back in time' on Monday, March 3 at 8PM, for a full evening of song and dance from Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, High Button Shoes, Street Scene, Allegro and more from The Great White Way of 1947. (more...)

City Center Season Includes Aeschylus, Encores!, MTC, Etc.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2006

Aeschylus' The Persians, Encores! and MTC shows will be the highlights of City Center's 2006-2007 season (more...)

A Bronx Tale, with Chazz Palminteri, to Play Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2007

Academy Award nominated actor Chazz Palminteri will make his Broadway debut this fall when his acclaimed show A Bronx Tale plays a limited 18 week engagement at The Walter Kerr Theatre (more...)

'Gershwin Sings Gershwin' at Stoneham Theatre
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 3, 2006

Tribute to Gershwins' impressive body of work (more...)

Victoria Clark Cast as Sally in Encores! Follies
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2006

Tony Award-winner Victoria Clark has found her next role--vulnerable ex-showgirl Sally Durant Plummer in the upcoming Encores! staged concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's Follies, which will run from February 8th through 11th at City Center (more...)

Warren Carlyle to direct 'A Tale of Two Cities'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2008

Warren Carlyle to direct and choreograph 'A Tale of Two Cities' set to begin previews at the Hirschfeld on August 19th. (more...)

Chenoweth To Perform On 'Corporate Night' At CSO 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2008

Stage, film and television star Kristin Chenoweth joins the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for its annual Corporate Night celebration on Tuesday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. Led by conductor Andrew Lippa, Chenoweth will perform songs from some of Broadway's most celebrated musicals, including 'Wicked,' 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,' and 'The Music Man,' alongside beloved standards and opera classics. (more...)

Chenoweth, Henshall, Etc. Set for Stairway to Paradise
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2007

Stairway to Paradise, an original Encores! production celebrating the great Broadway revue, will star Kristin Chenoweth, Kevin Chamberlin, Christopher Fitzgerald and Ruthie Henshall, from May 10 - 14 at New York City Center (more...)

'No, No Nannette' Final 2008 Encores Production
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2008

Charles Kimbrough and Michael Berresse will join previously announced cast members Sandy Duncan, Rosie O'Donnell, Beth Leavel, Mara Davi and Shonn Wiley in No, No, Nanette, the final 2008 Encores! presentation of the New York City Center season. (more...)

Hayes And Krakowski to Star In Encores! Damn Yankees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2008

DAMN YANKEES, starring Sean Hayes and Jane Krakowski, will be the second of New York City Center's Encores! Summer Stars series. (more...)

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