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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013
Patrons will have the opportunity to ask these and other questions on Friday, September 27, after seeing 'The Late Christopher Bean' written by Sidney Howard, who received the Oscar for Best Screen Play for 'Gone with the Wind.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013
The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company, after a successful summer, continues its exciting 33rd season into the fall with 'The Late Christopher Bean,' a comedy, with a cast of nine, under the direction of ELTC's artistic director, Gayle Stahlhuth.
by Lauren Yarger - Oct 11, 2013
This revival is a sweet romance made delightful by Nolte's portrayal of Tony Esposito and a strong performance from Mamie Parris as his love interest, Rosabella.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014
Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, October 1 through October 26, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, October 5, at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013
Tickets are now on sale for the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's THE SILVER CORD, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. Presented by The Peccadillo Theater Company, performances are set to begin June 5th, with the Opening on Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014
Casting is complete for the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014
Barry Bostwick, a performer whose career spans all genres and media, was just added as a guest artists at the 33rd annual William Inge Theatre Festival, at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014
Barry Bostwick, a performer whose career spans all genres and media, was just added as a guest artists at the 33rd annual William Inge Theatre Festival, at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014
The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. The company met the press last week, but you can check out the first photos of the whole cast together below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 25, 2014
The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. The company met the press earlier today, and below you can check out interviews with the cast, plus a special performance preview!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016
The Lost Group Theatre Plays: Vol 4 will be out in July! As before, this 3 volume collection will contain unpublished or long-out-of-print scripts of the Group's rare play. Beginning with Sidney Kingsley's Pulitzer Prize Winning play MEN IN WHITE, the book continues with the unaltered (previously unpublished)  version of Dawn Powell's THE PARTY (Renamed, and heavily edited by the Group under the name BIG NIGHT) The third play will be announced momentarily.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016
42nd Street Moon concludes its 23rd season with Frank Loesser's glorious Napa Valley romance, the Tony Award-winning THE MOST HAPPY FELLA. This masterpiece with book, music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business …, Where's Charley?) is an unconventional and sweepingly romantic love story set in the vineyards of Napa Valley. Considered one of Loesser's greatest works, the stunning score includes "The Most Happy Fella," "Standing on the Corner," "Joey, Joey, Joey," "Rosabella," "Big D," "My Heart Is So Full of You" and "Song of a Summer Night." Directed by Cindy Goldfield, with musical direction by Dave Dobrusky, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA will run April 27 - May 17, 2016 (Press opening: Saturday, April 30) at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. For tickets ($25-$75) or more information, the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit www.42ndstmoon.org. 
by Michael Dale - Mar 13, 2016
Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman's Mississippi musical steals hearts with style.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013
Broadway and film star Bobby Cannavale attended last night's preview performance of THE SILVER CORD, which is scheduled to open officially next Tuesday, June 11th at Off-Broadway's Theatre at St. Clement's. Bobby brought along a couple of his fellow actors from Broadway's THE BIG KNIFE, Lee Aaron Rosen and Mark Zeisler. This marked a reunion with SILVER CORD star Dale Carman, who served in the wardrobe department for THE BIG KNIFE through the end of its limited engagement last Sunday. Cast members from both shows posed for onstage photos after the performance.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2013
The Peccadillo Theater Company is presenting the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's THE SILVER CORD, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. Currently in previews, the production is set to officially open next Tuesday, June 11th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) Check out a first look at the production below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2013
The Peccadillo Theater Company is presenting the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's The Silver Cord, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. Currently in previews, the production is set to officially open next Tuesday, June 11th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.) BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013
The Peccadillo Theater Company will present the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's 1926 play THE SILVER CORD this summer, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. Performances are set to begin tonight, June 5th, with the Opening on Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2013
The Peccadillo Theater Company will present the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's THE SILVER CORD, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. Performances are set to begin tonight (June 5th) with the Opening on Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm atTheatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013
The Peccadillo Theater Company will present the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's THE SILVER CORD, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. Performances are set to begin June 5th, with the Opening on Tuesday, June 11th at 7pm at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014
Love blooms in Napa Valley for an aging, unprepossessing grape farmer and a young, world-weary waitress in Frank Loesser's achingly romantic The Most Happy Fella, opening Friday, July 18 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. William Michals, who triumphed in the title role of last season's Man of La Mancha, returns to Palm Beach Dramaworks to play the Italian immigrant farmer Tony Esposito in this concert production. The show, which runs through July 27, is directed by Clive Cholerton, with musical direction by Howard Breitbart.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013
The Peccadillo Theater Company is presenting the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's THE SILVER CORD, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. Opening night is tonight, June 11th at 7pm at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013
The Peccadillo Theater Company is presenting the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's THE SILVER CORD, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. Opening night is tomorrow, June 11th at 7pm and there will be a special added final preview performance tonight at 7pm at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2013
The Peccadillo Theater Company is presenting the first major NYC revival of Sidney Howard's THE SILVER CORD, directed by OBIE Award winner Dan Wackerman. There will be a special added final preview performance tonight at 8pm with the official opening set for tomorrow, June 11th at 7pm at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46th Street (between Ninth & Tenth Ave.)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013
Dale Carman, currently starring in the Off-Broadway hit THE SILVER CORD, will be this week's special guest on the popular WPKN (89.5 FM) Radio program 'State of the Arts' today (Friday) at 12:40 PM. The interview can also be heard live at www.wpkn.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013
The entire cast of THE SILVER CORD, is set to preside over the closing bell at NASDAQ MarketSite this today, July 5th at 4 pm. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the 7-story-tall NASDAQ Tower looming over Times Square at Broadway & 43rd Street.
by - Jul 25, 2015
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 7/25/2015.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015
Join the ReGroup in the 1920's Napa-Valley vineyards!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013
The entire cast of THE SILVER CORD, is set to preside over the closing bell at NASDAQ MarketSite this Friday, July 5th at 4 pm. The ceremony will be broadcast live on the 7-story-tall NASDAQ Tower looming over Times Square at Broadway & 43rd Street.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014
Love blooms in Napa Valley for an aging, unprepossessing grape farmer and a young, world-weary waitress in Frank Loesser's achingly romantic The Most Happy Fella, opening tonight, July 18 (8pm) at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. William Michals, who triumphed in the title role of last season's Man of La Mancha, returns to Palm Beach Dramaworks to play the Italian immigrant farmer Tony Esposito in this concert production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2013
THE SILVER CORD will end its limited Off-Broadway engagement today (Sunday) at Theatre at St. Clement's.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013
THE SILVER CORD will end its limited Off-Broadway engagement this Sunday, July 14th at Theatre at St. Clement's.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013
The cast of the Off-Broadway hit THE SILVER CORD presided over the closing bell at NASDAQ MarketSite on July 5th. The ceremony was broadcast live on the 7-story-tall NASDAQ Tower looming over Times Square at Broadway & 43rd Street. Check out a look at the cast's appearance below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014
New York City Center's 2013-14 season continues with a lineup of dance, theater and music, featuring Tony Award-winning actors, world-class dance, and world premiere theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015
There has always been something threatening to kill the theatre. Long before 49 producers were needed to mount a show, reality stars hit the boards, or 42nd Street became Disney-fied... And even long before Andrew Lloyd Webber, the same constant revivals, or premium ticket prices... It was a countless list of other events daring to put the theatre six feet under. The theatre community's constant fear of these other diabolical dilemmas: from the caustic critic, the invention of the automobile, burlesque, union strikes, the 'talkies' and more are cleverly skewered as only Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman could in The Fabulous Invalid. Their 1938 'valentine' to the theatre's resilience is the first reading in ReGroup Theatre's new monthly series 'ReGroup Reads: The Greatest American Playwrights.'
by Jessica Khan - Feb 24, 2016
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: HOLD ON TO ME DARLING starts off-Broadway and BILLY ELLIOT heads across the UK!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 24, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: John Cameron Mitchell returns to HEDWIG tonight, and THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS, THE NETHER & LIVES OF THE SAINTS all open off-Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2016
Today in 1959, The Most Happy Fella opened at City Center where it ran for 16 performances. With a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the story isabout a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production opened in 1956 and ran for 14 months. A 1992 revival, directed by Gerald Guttierrez, featured Spiro Malas as Tony, Sophie Hayden as Rosabella, Charles Pistone as Joe, Claudia Catania as Marie, Liz Larsen as Cleo, and Scott Waara as Herman.
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2015
Today in 1959, The Most Happy Fella opened at City Center where it ran for 16 performances. With a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the story isabout a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production opened in 1956 and ran for 14 months. A 1992 revival, directed by Gerald Guttierrez, featured Spiro Malas as Tony, Sophie Hayden as Rosabella, Charles Pistone as Joe, Claudia Catania as Marie, Liz Larsen as Cleo, and Scott Waara as Herman.
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2014
Today in 1959, The Most Happy Fella opened at City Center where it ran for 16 performances. With a book, music, and lyrics by Frank Loesser, the story isabout a romance between an older man and younger woman, is based on the play They Knew What They Wanted by Sidney Howard. The original Broadway production opened in 1956 and ran for 14 months. A 1992 revival, directed by Gerald Guttierrez, featured Spiro Malas as Tony, Sophie Hayden as Rosabella, Charles Pistone as Joe, Claudia Catania as Marie, Liz Larsen as Cleo, and Scott Waara as Herman.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013
Laura Benanti and Cheyenne Jackson will join the previously announced Shuler Hensley in the New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's Musical The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances April 2 - 6, 2014. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 7, 2014
The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella concluded its limited run last night, April 6. Starring Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson,Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann, The Most Happy Fella was directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. BroadwayWorld was there for the closing night party and you can check out photo coverage below!
by Michael Dale - Apr 6, 2014
Encores! serves up Frank Loesser's superb score with a 38 piece orchestra and an excellent cast.
by - Apr 5, 2014
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/5/2014.
by Review Roundups - Apr 4, 2014
The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella opened earlier this week on April 2. The production stars Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson,Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. The production will run until April 6th.
by Walter McBride - Apr 3, 2014
The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella opened last night. The production stars Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson,Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey andKevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction byRob Berman. The Most Happy Fella will run until April 6th.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 2, 2014
The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances beginning tonight, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson, Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella will be directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a sneak peek at the production below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014
The New York City Center Encores! production of Frank Loesser's The Most Happy Fella, running for seven performances beginning tonight, April 2 - 6, 2014, is set to star Laura Benanti, Shuler Hensley, Cheyenne Jackson,Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian Cali, Bradley Dean, Zachary James, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jessica Molaskey and Kevin Vortmann. The Most Happy Fella is directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, with music direction by Rob Berman. BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014
Labyrinth Theater Company, the award-winning, downtown ensemble, announced today the final additions to the lineup for Pulitzer Fest, a festival of play readings celebrating Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, featuring Labyrinth Theater Company Members and Guest Artists. Five plays will be presented over the course of one week, followed by additional free play readings on the weekend, including Harvey, How I Learned to Drive, They Knew What They Wanted, and more. Full schedule is below.