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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009
Award-winning NYC cabaret performer Hector Coris brings his debut solo show Life is Wonderful. at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). Show dates are Tuesday, September 8th @ 7:15PM and Sunday, October 11th @ 6:30PM.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Sep 17, 2009
Star of stage, television and film Maurice Hines makes a special, week long visit to D.C. this October to lead two FREE master classes and hold an open dance audition to kick off work as the choreographer and lead performer in Arena Stage's musical revue Sophisticated Ladies, running April 15 - May 30, 2010 at the Lincoln Theatre.
by Jaimie Geddes - Sep 16, 2009
Opening Doors Theatre Company presents the 1961 musical comedy SUBWAYS ARE FOR SLEEPING - November 1-2 and 8-11.
by Kristin Salaky - Sep 13, 2008
It's my firm belief that if composer Leroy Anderson, lyricist Joan Ford and bookwriter/lyricists Walter & Jean Kerr had named their brash and funny 1958 musical comedy about the love/hate relationship between a silent movie director and his reluctant star anything other than Goldilocks, it might not only have had a longer run than its five months on Broadway, but would have been a popular choice among regional and amateur theatres as well. With a good collection of snazzy tunes and well-crafted lyrics (most notably the semi-standard torcher, 'I Never Know When To Say When') and a book loaded with guffaws and wise-cracks (originally quipped by stars Elaine Stritch and Don Ameche), Goldilocks is a solid example of a show that, if not exactly a musical theatre triumph, provided a fun night out for audiences in an era when affordable ticket prices meant that not every Broadway production had to be a huge event.
by Aimee Savoth - Oct 27, 2009
Award-winning NYC cabaret performer Hector Coris brings his debut solo show Life is Wonderful back to Don't Tell Mama on Sunday, November 22nd at 5:30PM.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 27, 2009
Michael Blevins, most widely known for his portrayal of ‘Mark' in the screen version of the Broadway hit, 'A Chorus Line', will return to the stage after several years of working on the other side, directing and teaching.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2009
Frank Sinatra once stated, 'May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.' Florida Studio Theatre opens its Winter Cabaret Season with That's Life on October 20th. Featuring stylish songs of the 50s and 60s supper clubs, including 'New York, New York,' 'You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You,' and 'Only You.'
by Jessica Lewis - Oct 12, 2009
Frank Sinatra once stated, 'May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.' Florida Studio Theatre opens its Winter Cabaret Season with That's Life on October 20th. Featuring stylish songs of the 50s and 60s supper clubs, including 'New York, New York,' 'You're Nobody till Somebody Loves You,' and 'Only You.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009
Award-winning NYC cabaret performer Hector Coris brings his debut solo show Life is Wonderful. at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). Show dates are Tuesday, September 8th @ 7:15PM and Sunday, October 11th @ 6:30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2006
Charles Busch, Jim Dale, Melissa Errico, James Naughton and over a dozen others will pay tribute to Broadway bookwriter and lyricist Michael Stewart on November 20th
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2006
Chita Rivera has signed on to the starry roster of Tony Awards presenters; she will join 60 other stars in hosting the Tonys, which will be broadcast live on June 11th
by Andy Propst - May 25, 2006
The 2001 S.T.A.G.E. Benefit; Broadway Musicals of 1949, South Pacific and two Sondheim tracks
by Ben Strothmann - May 19, 2006
Patti LuPone, John Kander, Donna Murphy and many more stars watched Chita Rivera receive New Dramatists' 2006 Career Achievement Award at their spring luncheon on May 18th, and BroadwayWorld was there!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2009
The Triad Theatre Presents the legendary Maurice Hines: in ?Cole And Sinatra With Love?- Saturday, March 28th, 2009 at 9:00pm - featuring members of the Diva Orchestra, with Bobby Crenshaw on bass, John Dimartino on piano all under the Musical Direction of drummer, Sherrie Maricle.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2008
Jamie McGonnigal and Joe's Pub are proud to present the 4th incarnation of their hit series in 'It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's FLOPZ n' CUTZ 4!' on Sunday, April 6th at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2007
Maude Maggart, Billy Stritch, Steven Brinberg and Kristine Zbornik are among the nominees of the 21st Annual MAC Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2007
The Shakespeare Theatre Company will continue its 2006-2007 season with its first-ever production of William Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus.
by Robert Diamond - Mar 19, 2009
The Triad Theatre Presents the legendary Maurice Hines: in ?Cole And Sinatra With Love?- Saturday, March 28th, 2009 at 9:00pm - featuring members of the Diva Orchestra, with Bobby Crenshaw on bass, John Dimartino on piano all under the Musical Direction of drummer, Sherrie Maricle.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2009
Jamie McGonnigal and Joe's Pub present the 5th incarnation of their hit series in 'FLOPZ n' CUTZ 5' on Sunday, March 15th at 9:30pm. FLOPZ n' CUTZ, the series named a 'SMASH!' by NEXT Magazine, aims to acquaint theatre enthusiasts with shows and songs that, while not quite successful in their original incarnations, still have merits that can be showcased in a concert setting.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2009
Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Sunday, March 1, 2009.
by Kristin Salaky - Mar 1, 2009
'Exciting' is not a word normally associated with productions of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Heartwarming? Sure. Chilling? When its climax is done well, certainly. But director David Cromer's non-traditional take on the play - which remains completely faithful to the author's text and themes - is one of the most exciting theatre events of the season.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 4, 2009
The smash hit Off-Broadway musical,' Dames at Sea opens the Saint Michael's Playhouse summer 2009 season Tuesday, June 16, and runs through June 27, starring Broadway musical talent top to bottom. Tickets for the show are discounted 20% through the run of the show if bought as part of a four-play season subscription. Performances of 'Dames' are Tuesday, June 16 through Saturday, June 20, at 8 p.m. each evening and Saturday, June 20, and Saturday, June 27, at 2 p.m., on the stage of the McCarthy Arts Center on the campus of Saint Michael's College.
by Kristin Salaky - Jun 26, 2008
The history of Broadway's attempts to make commercially successful sequels of hit musicals is not a pretty one. But the Opening Doors Theatre Company, now in its second season at The Duplex staging pocket-sized versions of some of Broadway's most beloved flops, can offer a fabulously fun time from even the most legendary disaster. Having premiered their Closing Notice series a year and a half ago with Bring Back Birdie, this small but increasingly impressive company headed by Producer/Artistic Director Suzanne Adams now offers a fast and funny mounting of The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2009
Today's Broadway Blogs on BroadwayWorld.com from Tuesday, June 2, 2009.
by Kristin Salaky - Jun 2, 2009
One of the many reasons I've been a fan of the Opening Doors Theatre Company since their debut production of Bring Back Birdie two-and-a-half years ago is the consistent ability of their directors and choreographers to have as many as a dozen actors singing and dancing on the small cabaret stage of The Duplex (already occupied by a piano) without ever looking crowded. But that's not a concern with their newest venture, the hilarious and tuneful Cy Coleman/Michael Stewart 1977 musical, I Love My Wife.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2007
Opening Doors Theatre Company presents the 50th anniversary presentation of 1957's Whoop-Up - the third production in their acclaimed 'Closing Notice' Series - on Tuesday, July 10th through Thursday, July 12th, 2007.
by Kristin Salaky - Jul 31, 2008
As someone who gets a euphoric high from that strict-tempo ritard the orchestra takes toward the end of Fade Out-Fade In's overture, who considers the Broadway cast album of One Night Stand to be the perfect road trip CD and who more than once has been moved to get in front of a mirror and mime Nancy Dussault's performance of 'Love Is A Chance' while listening to Bajour, you might expect me to fit snugly into the target audience for [title of show], the musical where conversation between stars/authors Hunter Bell (bookwriter) and Jeff Bowen (composer/lyricist) is peppered with so many obscure (and some not so obscure) musical theatre references that you'd swear you just stumbled into a midnight cabaret act at Don't Tell Mama or The Duplex (a/k/a everyday martini talk at Marie's Crisis). Yes, after months of promotional YouTube videos promising it would happen, the Twenty-First Century's Montgomery and Stone have finally landed their ninety minute musical on Broadway, and to paraphrase what Gracie Allen said about Jumbo, if it continues running for as long as it hasn't been running it should be a great success.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2007
Broadway legend Chita Rivera will bring her cabaret show 'Up Close' to the West End this fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2006
Kevin Chamberlin, Marcy Harriell and Andrew Keenan-Bolger have joined Flopz n' Cutz 3, which will be performed on July 30th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2006
Mary Testa, John Tartaglia, Kevin Cahoon and Farah Alvin have joined the cast of 'Flopz n' Cutz 3,' which will take place on July 30th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2006
Chita Rivera will perform in Australia--in Sydney from August 12th through 19th and Melbourne from August 26th through 29th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2008
The Rrazz Room will welcome Frenchie Davis, Dame Cleo Laine (Into the Woods, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and husband Sir John Dankworth will perform Sept. 2-14; the legendary, Tony-winning singer-actress-dancer Chita Rivera will play the Rrazz Sept. 23-28 and Sept. 30-Oct. 5; and cabaret and theatre favorite Andrea Marcovicci will offer Marcovicci Sings Movies II Oct. 14-Nov. 2.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2006
Jenn Colella, Alison Fraser and more will perform hidden gems from musicals on July 30th in 'Flopz n' Cutz 3'
by Beau Higgins - Jan 3, 2007
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 5, 2009
Opening Doors Theatre Company announces the first two productions in their 3rd season of Closing Notice productions for 2009: FADE OUT, FADE IN (1964) - First ever NYC revival! Music by Jule Styne Book and Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green Directed by Suzanne Adams Choreographed by Christine Schwalenberg Stage Manager: Billie Di Stefano Musical Direction by Jessica Stewart. Cast - Sarah Cooney, Hector Coris, Brian DeCaluwe*, Sarah Lilley, Jean McCormick*, Patrick John Moran*, Michael Vitaly Sazonov*, Lawrence Street* (Broadway's Urinetown), Rob Ventre*, Lexi Windsor*
by Michael Dale - Feb 25, 2008
The second act of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1984 musical, Sunday In The Park With George is centered on a then-contemporary artist/inventor named George who has created a series of machines called chromolumes, which electronically fill rooms with color and light. His latest, 'Chromolume #7' is intended to present a variation on themes inspired from Georges Seurat's revolutionary work of pointillism 'Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' (1884-86), the creation of which is the subject of the musical's first act. When a technical glitch short circuits the machine and causes a temporary delay in the chromolume's premiere presentation, George sheepishly explains to those gathered, 'No electricity, no art.'
by Eddie Varley - Feb 17, 2009
Jamie McGonnigal and Joe's Pub present the 5th incarnation of their hit series in 'FLOPZ n' CUTZ 5' on Sunday, March 15th at 9:30pm. FLOPZ n' CUTZ, the series named a 'SMASH!' by NEXT Magazine, aims to acquaint theatre enthusiasts with shows and songs that, while not quite successful in their original incarnations, still have merits that can be showcased in a concert setting.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2007
Eric Schaeffer, artistic director of Signature Theatre, announced today that two-time Tony® winner George Hearn will join another two-time Tony® winner Chita Rivera for Kander & Ebb's musical The Visit - a highlight of Signature Theatre's national Kander & Ebb Celebration in the spring of 2008.
by Michael Dale - Dec 13, 2006
The Opening Doors Theatre Company's premiere production of their Closing Notice series is the infamous sequel to Bye, Bye, Birdie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2006
The acclaimed Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA will present Kander and Ebb's The Visit, which will be presented as the first show of its 2007-2008 season
by Faetra Petillo - Aug 20, 2008
Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director; Barry Grove, Executive Producer) is pleased to announce full casting for the upcoming world premiere of ROMANTIC POETRY, a new musical by John Patrick Shanley and Henry Krieger.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2007
Broadway legend Chita Rivera's previously announced West End cabaret debut has been indefinitely postponed.
by Gabrielle Sierra - Aug 14, 2009
Award-winning NYC cabaret performer Hector Coris brings his debut solo show Life is Wonderful. at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). Show dates are Tuesday, September 8th @ 7:15PM and Sunday, October 11th @ 6:30PM.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2007
Broadway legend Chita Rivera's previously announced West End cabaret debut has been indefinitely postponed
by Eddie Varley - Aug 10, 2009
Roundabout Theatre Company (Artistic Director, Todd Haimes) presented a huge event this morning, Monday, August 10th, 2009 at 11:45AM to celebrate the box office opening at Broadway's new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). The box office officially opened at 12:00PM with tickets on sale to the general public.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 11, 2008
Jamie McGonnigal and Joe's Pub presented the 4th incarnation of their hit concert series It's a Bird…It's a Plane…It's Flopz n' Cutz 4 on Sunday, April 6th 2008
by Eugene Lovendusky - Apr 1, 2007
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/1/2007.