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by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 26, 2017
On September 25, 2017, The New York Pops returned to Feinstein's/54 Below for a cabaret performance starring the Emmy Award-winning TV and Broadway sensation Lucie Arnaz.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017
Metropolitan Playhouse opens its 26th season tonight with Clyde Fitch's sharp satire THE CLIMBERS. Directed by Metropolitan favorite Michael Hardart, the production runs through October 8. Metropolitan Playhouse is located at 220 E. 4th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse stages THE CLIMBERS, Clyde Fitch's indictment of a decadent and selfish age, directed by Metropolitan favorite Michael Hardart, at the Playhouse: 220 E 4th Street, New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017
Over the past five years, Jeff Macauley has arguably been one of the most prolific performers on the New York Cabaret scene, garnering rave reviews and award nominations for shows paying tribute to legendary composers such as Norman Gimbel, Henry Mancini, and Michel Legrand. Now Macauley is thrilled to be reviving another highly praised show that he first performed more than 20 years ago--a celebration of the Golden Age of music in films called Hollywood Party-Movie Songs 1928-1936. The three-date run-with Macauley's long-time Musical Director Tex Arnold at piano-launches at Pangea, Downtown's Alternative Supper-Club, on October 30 at 7 pm (other dates are November 30 and December 15, also at 7 pm).
by Carol Kassie - Oct 3, 2017
Stage Door Theatre will present the world premiere of award-winning director/choreographer Kevin Black's newest production, Tickling the Ivories, beginning October 13th. The production will run in the venue's Theatre 2 through November 19th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017
Le theatre du Chatelet voit les choses en grand pour la reprise de sa comedie musicale phare Singin' in the Rain.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017
It's a Hollywood Party, not a Halloween Party. But, ya know, I can't think of a better place to preview that crazy costume! Pangea's lovely supper club will present Jeff Macauley in 'Hollywood Party, Movie Songs: 1928-1936' on Monday, October 30th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017
Stage Door Theatre will present the world premiere of award-winning director/choreographer Kevin Black's newest production, Tickling the Ivories, beginning October 13th. The production will run in the venue's Theatre 2 through November 19th.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017
Songs from when the movies first learned to sing -- Today, November 30th 7pm
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2017
Arthur Kopit's 1968 critically-acclaimed play INDIANS opens tonight at the Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe, performances continue through December 16 at Metropolitan Playhouse at 220 E. 4th Street, New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
Colleen Kollar Smith, Producer of Moonlight Presents, announces the 2018 ClubM series at the Moonlight Amphitheatre. Smith has programmed three popular musical theatre songstresses to appear at the Moonlight Amphitheatre's intimate indoor cabaret space. The series opens Jan. 13, 2018 with Bets Malone: Broadway the BROAD Way. An Intimate Evening with Lucie Arnaz is next on Feb. 10, 2018, followed by Daebreon Poiema: The Reason Why I Sing on March 3, 2018. Tickets for all concerts are on sale now at moonlightstage.com, or by phone at (760) 724-2110.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017
Songs from when the movies first learned to sing -- Thursday, November 30th 7pm
by Taylor Long - May 31, 2017
THE JAZZ SINGER opened this week, presented by the Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company as a toe-tapping new musical rendition of the story made famous by the film of the same name. While the film shocked the world with its inventive introduction of synced recorded sound, the musical, written by Michael Ross Albert and directed and choreographed by Timothy French, fails to take any risks.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
The Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) current production of Jacob Gordin's The Jewish King Lear, one of the foundational works of the "Golden Age of American Yiddish theater," closes on Sunday, May 27.   
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017
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by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017
The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap Productions present THE JAZZ SINGER, a new musical adaption of Samson Raphaelson's classic story of a son's struggle between his passion for a Broadway career, and his father's plans to have him follow in his footsteps as a cantor. The production will run May 23 - June 18, 2017 at Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 13, 2017
The Ordway's latest BROADWAY SONGBOOK features HOLLYWOOD TO BROADWAY and this edition of 6 Questions & a Plug features the delightful Erin Schwab, who shares some of her favorites and aspirations as the show begins a five performance run, May 14- 21.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018
One Little Goat Theatre Company, producer of the acclaimed Ubu Mayor and The Charge of the Expormidable Moose, presents the world premiere of MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC: An Absurdical. The show is written, directed and composed by Adam Seelig, and features original, live music and a stellar artistic team of multi-Dora Award nominees and winners, including actors Richard Harte, Theresa Tova, Jennifer Villaverde, and introducing Sierra Holder. MUSIC MUSIC LIFE DEATH MUSIC runs from May 25 to June 10, 2018 at the Tarragon Extraspace (media night May 25).
by Gary Naylor - Mar 27, 2018
A sensational Bernadette Robinson brings five 'nobodies' and five superstars to life in a series of monologues with music that explore human fallibility with wit and wisdom to spare.
by Carol Kassie - Mar 23, 2018
Time Step, award-winning Director/Choreographer Kevin Black's newest creation, will have its World Premiere at Broward Stage Door Theatre on March 30th.  Black, along with Musical Director Ben Bagby have combined their talents to celebrate a unique American dance phenomenon. The production will run through May 6th.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017
GEORGE BETTINGER, host of The Mom & Pop Shop, invites you to join him  for HOW SWEET IT IS! A JACKIE GLEASON TOAST, starring Friars Club comedian BOB GREENBERG & singer JIMMIE BUSH, Jr. at the Boca Black Box Center for the Arts on Thursday April 27th from 8-10pm. Fellow Friars, Bob & George have been friends for years & have worked together on many occasions.
by Alan Portner - Mar 17, 2017
See the mysterious German 'Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,' wait for the surprise ending, and watch the score materialize before your eyes.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018
The Segal Centre is proud to bring the English-language world premiere of The Angel and the Sparrow to Montreal from April 15 to May 6, 2018. Based on the true story of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, two indomitable women of incomparable talent, this new musical drama is an intimate and entertaining portrait of the fascinating friendship between show business legends that began under the most unlikely of circumstances and lasted their entire lives.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018
Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) welcomes back Victorian impresario Augustin Daly with A Marriage Contract now on stage through Sunday, March 18. This riotous 1892 comedy of a marriage caught between the big city and a small town, makes a triumphant return to the New York stage for the first time since its premiere.
by Victoria Beal - Jun 5, 2018
Watch out Barbra Streisand and Liza Minnelli, the movie musical has a new star...Kerrie Anne Greenland!
by Christine Swerczek - Jun 2, 2018
There's forecasted rain at the Omaha Community Playhouse as SINGIN' IN THE RAIN opens for a June run.
by Carol Kassie - Jun 2, 2017
Last fall Stage Door Theatre's Theatre 2 jumped and jived with Kevin Black's exuberant production of Swing! Swing! Swing! The Carbonell Recommended musical revue was so popular with Stage Door audiences, that the theatre's Executive Producer Dee Wilson-Bunn decided it would be the perfect vehicle to 'jazz up' Stage Door's 2017 summer season. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017
The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company and Dancap Productions present THE JAZZ SINGER, a new musical adaption of Samson Raphaelson's classic story of a son's struggle between his passion for a Broadway career, and his father's plans to have him follow in his footsteps as a cantor. The production will run May 23 - June 18, 2017 at Greenwin Theatre, Toronto Centre for the Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
When The Jazz Singer was released to theaters in 1927, the world of motion pictures, as we've come to know it, began.  From that date through the mid-1980s, nothing was more popular across this nation than the movies. From Saturday morning kids' runs of cartoons and sci-fi low-budget films (The Brain That Wouldn't Die) to such classics as Gone with the Wind, Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz, Americans were passionate about the movies. 
by Maggie Owen - Jun 10, 2017
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts, Dora Wasserman Yiddish Theatre presents It Shoulda Been You.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017
On September 25, 2017, The New York Pops will return to Feinstein's/54 Below in Manhattan, NY, for a cabaret performance starring the Emmy Award-winning TV and Broadway sensation Lucie Arnaz.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017
Theater historian and writer Ethan Mordden is back on an all-new THEATER TALK to discuss his newest book, When Broadway Went to Hollywood - a history of Hollywood's relationship with the Broadway musical once the movies began to have sound (Oxford University Press).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017
Theater historian and writer Ethan Mordden is back on an all-new THEATER TALK to discuss his newest book, When Broadway Went to Hollywood - a history of Hollywood's relationship with the Broadway musical once the movies began to have sound (Oxford University Press).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018
Following the opening of the Company's first permanent home, Target Margin Theater has announced that 13 diverse artists, via three distinct programs, will be supported in 2018. The Company's new home, located in the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn, enables Target Margin Theater to deepen their support of the next generation of theater makers through its annual incubator LAB festival, it's five-year-old fellowship program, and its new artist-in-residency program.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018
Back by popular demand, Lucie Arnaz actress, singer, dancer and Emmy Award-winning daughter of Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her acclaimed show, Latin Roots, for two performances only Friday, February 23 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, February 24 (8 p.m.).
by Carol Kassie - Jan 4, 2018
When Judy Garland stepped out onto the stage at Carnegie Hall on April 23, 1961, the raucous standing ovation that greeted her was just the start of what has been called the greatest night in showbusiness history. Award-winning actress/singer Jody Briskey will channel Garland and recreate that night's iconic performance in Garland in Word and Song at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. The production, produced by Black Box Booking (The Jazz Singer, Danny Kaye & Sylvia), will run from January 26th through February 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2018
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives A Marriage Contract, Augustin Daly's 1892 uproarious and poignant commentary on marriage, family, and the contrast between county and city life. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse, 200 E. 4th Street, New York City, this marks, to our knowledge, the first time the play (originally titled A Test Case or Grass Versus Granite) is being presented since its premiere. In fact, it worth noting that the script only exists in manuscript form and was never published.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017
LEAH, THE FORSAKEN is a tale of forbidden love, treachery, and redemption from 1862. Leah, a Jewish refugee fleeing persecution in Hungary, is forbidden by law to pass the night in an Austrian town. But there she wins the love of Rudolf, a Christian citizen. When a particularly zealous persecutor convinces Rudolf she has betrayed him, he quickly renounces her. Leah retreats to her exile, but only after bestowing her and her people's curse on him and his progeny. Can there be any light in such a darkened time, and what could possibly light it?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
When Judy Garland stepped out onto the stage at Carnegie Hall on April 23, 1961, the raucous standing ovation that greeted her was just the start of what has been called the greatest night in showbusiness history. Award-winning actress/singer Jody Briskey will channel Garland and recreate that night's iconic performance in Garland in Word and Song at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. The production, produced by Black Box Booking (The Jazz Singer, Danny Kaye & Sylvia), will run from January 26th through February 11th.
by Carol Kassie - Jan 18, 2018
When Judy Garland stepped out onto the stage at Carnegie Hall on April 23, 1961, the raucous standing ovation that greeted her was just the start of what has been called the greatest night in show business history. Award-winning actress/singer Jody Briskey will channel Garland and recreate that night's iconic performance in Garland in Word and Song at the Willow Theatre in Sugar Sand Park. The production, produced by Black Box Booking (The Jazz Singer, Danny Kaye & Sylvia), will run from January 26th through February 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse revives A Marriage Contract, Augustin Daly's uproarious and poignant commentary on marriage, family, and the contrast between county and city life. Staged by Artistic Director Alex Roe at Metropolitan Playhouse, 220 E. 4th Street, New York City. This production marks, to our knowledge, the first time the play is being presented since 1892 premiere. It is worth noting that the script only exists in manuscript form and was never published.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2017
California Pops Orchestra, the country's only all-request pops orchestra, greets the New Year with songs spanning the Great White Way and the Silver Screen in Broadway Meets Hollywood at Cupertino's Flint Center. Packed full of songs from Tony and Oscar Award winners, Broadway Meets Hollywood performs one time only on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 3 p.m. For tickets ($20-$55, standard ticket service fees apply), the public can visit www.ticketmaster.com or call (650) 856-8432.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2017
The longest active career in entertainment history has come to an end. Rose Marie, Star of Broadway, Film and TV (The Dick Van Dyke Show / The Doris Day Show / Hollywood Squares) has passed at the age of 94.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017
THE CLIMBERS is a sharp satire from the Gilded Age of both vulgar competitors for wealth and status, as well as the censorious critics who resisted them.  In Fitch's incisive eye, the scramble to assert superiority is a curse for all sides in a play that is a welcome appraisal of a divided culture from a century past.  His vote for compassion and empathy is one that should count again.
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 17, 2017
Cantando Na Chuva (Singin' in the Rain) is set in the roaring '20s and silent movie stars are the biggest names in the world. Don Lockwood (Jarbas Homem de Mello) has it all, a string of hit films and a studio-engineered romance with the most beautiful actress in town, Lina Lamont (Claudia Raia). But with the new phenomenon of the talking picture on the way and a chance meeting with Kathy Selden (Bruna Guerin), a talented young chorus girl set to steal his heart, things are about to change for Don and for Hollywood forever. With all the charm, romance, comedy and tinsel town glamour of one of the world's best-loved films, Cantando Na Chuva songs include Good Morning, Make 'em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin' in the Rain.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017
Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) is marking its 10th anniversary season featuring the concert version of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning RENT by Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson; multiple Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby; powerhouse Broadway singer and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez; star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz and much more. Tickets are now on sale at the box office or online at pac.adelphi.edu.
by Troy Frisby - Apr 9, 2017
With a regal violet gown covered in jewels for days and a mile-high bouffant that would leave Priscilla Presley gagging, Latrice Royale ambled up to the stage of the Laurie Beechman Theatre. When her hair, teased to the gods, soon brushed against the ceiling, she said, with a cackle, "My hair's too high, and I'm not." But, as the title of the show says, LIFE GOES ON, and so did Royale.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018
Obie Award winning Metropolitan Playhouse (220 E. 4th Street) presents Jacob Gordin's The Jewish King Lear, one of the foundational works of the "Golden Age" of American Yiddish theater, in a new English translation by Ruth Gay, from April 27 through May 27, 2018. The play, which had its Lower East Side debut in 1892 and was written as a star vehicle for Jacob Adler, one of the greatest actors of the New York's Yiddish stage. Metropolitan Playhouse welcomes back director Ed Chemaly (The Easiest Way, The Spirit House) to helm the production.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017
Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, is proud to present the charming, provocative, hilarious musical, Victor/Victoria, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from April 26 - May 21.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
The Segal Centre is thrilled to announce that due to popular demand, the English-language world premiere of The Angel and the Sparrow will be extending until May 13, 2018. Based on the true story of Marlene Dietrich and Edith Piaf, two indomitable women of incomparable talent, this new musical drama is an intimate and entertaining portrait of the fascinating friendship between show business legends that began under the most unlikely of circumstances and lasted their entire lives.