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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012
The 5th Avenue Theatre is joining in the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original stage version of Grease with an entertaining cinematic experience: Sing-a-Long-a Grease. Here's your chance to sport a pink wig or poodle skirt and belt out "Grease Lightning" at The 5th Avenue Theatre, at one of four screenings.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012
Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2012
Nobody's Business Trio returns to Broadway's Iridium with two holiday shows on December 5, 2012 at 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012
Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays tonight, October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2012
Nobody's Business Trio will warm up the Metropolitan Room on December 15, 2012, at 9:30 pm as they invite you "Home for the Holidays." Cold wintry weather can wait out by the curb while hearts inside alternately melt and dance. Vocalists Alecia Evans, Cadden Jones and Linda Sue Moshier comprise an entrancing unique ensemble that electrifies audiences with its astonishing range of harmonization. The group's unparalleled sound derives from an uncommon blend of an opera singer, a pop singer and a jazz singer.
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 8, 2011
Many things in 42nd Street Moon's production of George and Ira Gershwin's 'Oh, Kay!' are OK. The singing is OK. The lighting and backdrop are OK. The sets are OK - a good use of small space. But a few things in this production are amazing. Those few things make it worth going to the production, and they guarantee a fun time that will have audiences saying, as a song from the musical says, 'Oh, Kay, you're OK with me!'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2010
Broadway star and vocal powerhouse, JAMES BARBOUR, has announced his first three Guest Stars for the New York Concerts in his six-city Concert Tour at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street - between Broadway & Eighth Avenues)
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2010
Linda Lane Smith performs 'From Cows to Cadenzas' at The Triad Theatre 158 West 72nd Street (bet. Broadway & Columbus) NYC this Wednesday, November 10th at 7:00 pm. The musical director is Phil Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010
Linda Lane Smith in FROM COWS TO CADENZAS at The Triad Theatre 158 West 72nd Street (bet. Broadway & Columbus) NYC on Wednesday, November 10th 7:00 pm. The musical director is Phil Hall.
by BWW - May 9, 2011
The New York Times suggests today that after a widly successful industry presentation in New York on Sunday, the American Repertory Theater's production of Porgy and Bess, starring Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David ALan Grier, and Joshua Henry, may be headed to Broadway as early as next season. The production of the Gershwin classic, will open A.R.T.'s 2011-2 season on August 14 at the Loeb Drama Center. Porgy and Bess is written by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, is adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray, and will be directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus (Hair).
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013
Join us for The Lusty Month of May, a musical theater performance by The PhilHallmonics of songs celebrating the time reawakening of sex, love and desire at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY (at 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue) onMonday, May 13th, 2013 at 6:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2013
On the 350th anniversary of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Lord Lloyd Webber and The Really Useful Theatres Group are delighted to announce the stunning restoration of the Rotunda, Royal Staircases and Grand Saloon.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Lincoln Center) and The Philhallmonic Society present 'Swingin' On A Star'--a musical celebration of the 1940s on Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (entrance on 65th and Amsterdam Avenue). The concert is free with general seating.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013
Join us for The Lusty Month of May, a musical theater performance by The PhilHallmonics of songs celebrating the time reawakening of sex, love and desire at Lincoln Center's Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY (at 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue) tonight, May 13th, 2013 at 6:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2011
Cadden Jones returns to the stage, headlining a limited engagement spring concert series to benefit The Harmony Program, a not-for-profit music education organization, on Saturday, March 26 at 7PM and Saturday, April 2 at 7PM at the Triad Theatre, 152 West 72nd Street. Broadway composer/conductor Phil Hall is the Musical Director and Aimee Francis directs.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011
Cadden Jones returns to the stage, headlining a limited engagement spring concert series to benefit The Harmony Program, a not-for-profit music education organization, on Saturday, March 26 at 7PM and Saturday, April 2 at 7PM at the Triad Theatre, 152 West 72nd Street. Broadway composer/conductor Phil Hall is the Musical Director and Aimee Francis directs.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2011
Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the riotous musical by Mel Brooks, THE PRODUCERS.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012
The New Actors Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre presents THE GRAND DUKE. The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series continues with the first fully staged professional UK production of Gilbert and Sullivan's final operetta, The Grand Duke, since the original 1896 production. It opens at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited run of six Sundays and Mondays from Sunday, 1 April 2012.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2011
A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) opens its 2011-12 season with The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. The adaptation by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks and Obie Award-winning composer Diedre L. Murray, directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus, with choreography by Ronald K. Brown, begins previews on August 17 and opens for the reviewing press on August 31 at 7pm. Performances are at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Cambridge. Tickets for preview performances are currently on sale, remaining tickets for the run go on sale on July 12.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2012
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Lincoln Center) and The Philhallmonic Society present 'Swingin' On A Star'--a musical celebration of the 1940s tonight, June 23rd, 2012, 2:30 p.m. at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (entrance on 65th and Amsterdam Avenue). The concert is free with general seating.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2012
Today - Saturday, June 23rd, 2012, at 2:30 p.m at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (Lincoln Center), The Philhallmonic Society present 'Swingin' On A Star'--a musical celebration of the 1940s at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center (entrance on 65th and Amsterdam Avenue). The concert is free with general seating.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 12, 2012
Today we are talking to a celebrated comedienne and actress known for her decades-spanning career on screens and stages large and small - from making her Broadway debut in the original Jerome Robbins production of GYPSY on Broadway in 1960 to her many musical roles throughout the 60s to her countless game show and variety show appearances following that all the way to creating an unforgettable character in MOONSTRUCK in the 1980s, as well as her subsequent oft-Neil Simon stage work; now, playing Tina Fey's sweet and daffy mom on NBC's 30 ROCK and, most recently, appearing in Nora & Celia Ephron's LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE and the Playwright's Horizons premiere production of THE BIG MEAL in the new millennium - the one of a kind Anita Gillette. Analyzing her nearly sixty-year career and sharing candid stories of her brushes with some of Broadway and Hollywood's brightest talents - Jule Styne to Ethel Merman to Irving Berlin to Burt Lancaster and beyond - Gillette paints a vivid portrait of the tail end of the Golden Age of Broadway and the heady game show days of TV in the 1960s and 70s to her lauded stage work with Neil Simon and many of the great comedy and musical writers in the years since. Additionally, Gillette and I discuss her current essaying of the role of Mae Peterson in the new Regal Music Theatre production of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams's BYE BYE BIRDIE in Massachusetts as she looks towards opening night tomorrow and relates her joy in participating in a production that has some behind-the-scenes help by her loving granddaughter (while another attends their summer camp). Plus, Gillette's observations on sharing a soundstage with Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, Elaine Stritch and Buck Henry for a recent 30 ROCK shoot, reflections on her fondest and most celebrated comedy roles, hilarious memories of appearing in some short-running flops (JIMMY, SKYSKRAPER) as well as in some big hits (GYPSY), her upcoming series of master classes titled "Life In The Business", her return to Birdland with her concert show, AFTER ALL, her role in an upcoming Ed Burns film and maybe even a role in a new Alexander Payne film - all of that, all about attending the Diamond Jubilee celebration in the United Kingdom and much, much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2011
The Concert Operetta Theater will open its 9th season with a concert, Remembering Romberg! honoring the great American composer. Philadelphian Michael Presser, founder of New York City's leading Broadway non-profit organization Inside Broadway will be the guest narrator.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2011
The Relevant Stage presents the Broadway classic 'Kiss Me, Kate' choreographed by Marisa Martinez and Keenon Hooks, with costume design by Kara McLeod, February 17 - 28 runs Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 and 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 and 7:00 p.m. at The Warner Grand Theatre 478 West Sixth Street, San Pedro. General admission tickets are: $20 adult, $15 senior (55+)/college student, and $5 18 and under; prestige seating (first five rows, reserved seat) $30 adult, $25 senior/college student, and $10, 18 and under. Tickets are available at Williams Book Store in Downtown San Pedro, or online at therelevantstage.com or 1-800-838-3006.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2011
The Concert Operetta Theater will open its 9th season with a concert, Remembering Romberg! honoring the great American composer. Philadelphian Michael Presser, founder of New York City's leading Broadway non-profit organization Inside Broadway will be the guest narrator.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011
The Philhallmonic Society will perform at Reach the World's 2011 Benefit Dinner at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, February 9, 2011. With the motto, 'we sing so others can soar,' The Philhallmonic Society is a unique organization under the leadership of international Broadway composer, conductor and producer Phil Hall, and is staged by Broadway dancer and choreographer Mark Santoro. www.thephilhallmonicsociety.org.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011
The Philhallmonic Society will perform at Reach the World's 2011 Benefit Dinner at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, February 9, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2011
Lahr writes 'Taymor has a dynamic, painterly sense of space; she can marshal all the sensual elements of movement, light, and perspective into amazing stage pictures. (Two minutes after the show had ended, I couldn't recall a line of dialogue, a song lyric, or a melody, but I do remember any number of the show's images.) Before our eyes, for instance, the New York sky line is tipped ninety degrees, so that what begins at street level ends up a bird's-eye view, with buglike yellow cabs skittering below; in another scene, the spider chorines dance before us, with their eight syncopated limbs. In these moments-and there are plenty of them-the audience finds itself exactly where Taymor wants it to be: in a waking dream. The technicians of wonder are the real stars of 'Spider-Man': George Tsypin and his ravishing angular cityscape, with its monumental Cubist and Constructivist touches; Kyle Cooper and his ingenious projection design; Eiko Ishioka and her witty, beautifully made costumes (I loved Swarm, a one-man killer-bee hive, and the Green Goblin's scaly carapace). The stagecraft is about as good as it gets: all 'Spider-Man' needs now is a new book and new songs. Call me, Mister Mercury, this show will never be frozen.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2011
Some have compared the situation of SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK to that of a circus, so perhaps it's fitting today that Michael Riedel reports in the New York Post that the production has reached out to Phil McKinley, who has a background directing the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. He is also known however, for directing THE BOY FROM OZ on Broadway along with THE DESERT SONG at the New York City Opera, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA and more.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2011
Michael Riedel reported this morning in the New York Post that SPIDER-MAN producers had reached out to Philip Wm. McKinley to potentially join the production as co-director along with Julie Taymor. In response, a production spokesperson for SPIDER-MAN has issued a statement that 'There is no truth to the rumor of a co-director. The production has not brought anyone on and the original creative team remains firmly in place, with Julie Taymor at the helm.'
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2011
The Philhallmonic Society will perform at Reach the World's 2011 Benefit Dinner at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, February 9, 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2011
The Philhallmonic Society will perform at Reach the World's 2011 Benefit Dinner at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, February 9, 2011. With the motto, 'we sing so others can soar,' The Philhallmonic Society is a unique organization under the leadership of international Broadway composer, conductor and producer Phil Hall, and is staged by Broadway dancer and choreographer Mark Santoro. www.thephilhallmonicsociety.org.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2010
As Arena Stage begins a new life in its renovated home at the Mead Center for American Theater in Southwest D.C., it opens its inaugural season with a classic American musical that similarly embraces life on a new frontier. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! is the first production at the Mead Center and features an all-star cast under the direction of Artistic Director Molly Smith. Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma! runs October 22-December 26, 2010 in the Fichandler Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2012
Nobody's Business Trio will warm up the Metropolitan Room tonight, December 15, 2012, at 9:30 pm as they invite you "Home for the Holidays."
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2010
Broadway star and vocal powerhouse, JAMES BARBOUR, has announced his first three Guest Stars for the New York Concerts in his six-city Concert Tour at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street - between Broadway & Eighth Avenues)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2010
Broadway star and vocal powerhouse, JAMES BARBOUR, has announced his first three Guest Stars for the New York Concerts in his six-city Concert Tour at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street - between Broadway & Eighth Avenues)
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2012
The 5th Avenue Theatre is joining in the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original stage version of Grease with an entertaining cinematic experience: Sing-a-Long-a Grease. Here's your chance to sport a pink wig or poodle skirt and belt out "Grease Lightning" at The 5th Avenue Theatre, at one of four screenings.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012
Brooklyn-born Soprano La Toya Lewis and Lyric Basso Profundo Adam Strube perform a joint concert at the Enrico Caruso Room at Grotta Azzurra (177 Broome Street in Little Italy) tonight, August 21, at 8 PM as part of the venue's Tuesday Night Opera Series which began this past April.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2012
Brooklyn-born Soprano La Toya Lewis and Lyric Basso Profundo Adam Strube perform a joint concert at the Enrico Caruso Room at Grotta Azzurra (177 Broome Street in Little Italy) on Tuesday, August 21, at 8 PM as part of the venue's Tuesday Night Opera Series which began this past April.
by BWW - Aug 17, 2011
A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, opening the A.R.T.'s 2011-2 season on August 117 at the Loeb Drama Center. The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, is adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray, and directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013
The Enrico Caruso Room at Little Italy's famed Grotta Azzurra Ristorante will present monthly Tuesday Night Opera & Dinner Shows beginning tonight, April 9, 2013 when tenor Vincent Ricciardi and soprano La Toya Lewis share the spotlight.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011
Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the riotous musical by Mel Brooks, THE PRODUCERS.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013
The Enrico Caruso Room at Little Italy's famed Grotta Azzurra Ristorante will present monthly Tuesday Night Opera & Dinner Shows beginning Tuesday, April 9, 2013 when tenor Vincent Ricciardi and soprano La Toya Lewis share the spotlight.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011
Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of the riotous musical by Mel Brooks, THE PRODUCERS. Marking the first time this show has been produced exclusively in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, THE PRODUCERS closes Sunday, April 17, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.
by BWW - Apr 15, 2011
A.R.T. American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) will present The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, opening the A.R.T.'s 2011-2 season on August 117 at the Loeb Drama Center. The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin, is adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and Diedre Murray, and directed by A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus.