I'd Rather Be Right Broadway

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2006
Utilizing the political themes of the York Theatre's current production of Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln, now in previews, internationally recognized musical theatre authority John Kenrick will continue his 'Musical Conversations' discussion series at York with four appropriate topics.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009
‘Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Asia' - a symposium exploring the successes and controversies in Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals -- 'The King and I,' 'South Pacific,' and 'Flower Drum Song,' will be presented October 5 at David Henry Hwang Theater. The event will include musical performances by Jose Llana and Jennifer Paz. The symposium, presented by Reprise Theatre Company in association with East West Players, will be moderated by playwright David Henry Hwang. The symposium, presented by Reprise Theatre Company in association with East West Players, will be moderated by playwright David Henry Hwang.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2006
John Kenrick, will conclude his 'Red, White & Blue' series of Musical Conversations, jumping off the political theme of Asylum: The Strange Case of Mary Lincoln, with a discussion on George S. Kaufman.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2009
Reprise Theatre Company will present a month-long Richard Rodgers Celebration October 2-November 2 in a variety of venues across Los Angeles. The roster of talent involved continues to grow.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009
‘Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Asia' - a symposium exploring the successes and controversies in Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals -- 'The King and I,' 'South Pacific,' and 'Flower Drum Song,' will be presented October 5 at David Henry Hwang Theater. The event will include musical performances by Jose Llana and Jennifer Paz. The symposium, presented by Reprise Theatre Company in association with East West Players, will be moderated by playwright David Henry Hwang. The symposium, presented by Reprise Theatre Company in association with East West Players, will be moderated by playwright David Henry Hwang.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009
‘Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Asia' - a symposium exploring the successes and controversies in Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals -- 'The King and I,' 'South Pacific,' and 'Flower Drum Song,' will be presented October 5 at David Henry Hwang Theater. The event will include musical performances by Jose Llana and Jennifer Paz. The symposium, presented by Reprise Theatre Company in association with East West Players, will be moderated by playwright David Henry Hwang. The symposium, presented by Reprise Theatre Company in association with East West Players, will be moderated by playwright David Henry Hwang.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009
Reprise Theatre Company will present a month-long Richard Rodgers Celebration October 2-November 2 in a variety of venues across Los Angeles. The series of concerts, symposiums, staged readings, screenings and cabarets will explore the diversity and scope of the work of one of the most important figures in the American Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2009
Reprise Theatre Company will present a month-long Richard Rodgers Celebration October 2-November 2 in a variety of venues across Los Angeles. The series of concerts, symposiums, staged readings, screenings and cabarets will explore the diversity and scope of the work of one of the most important figures in the American Musical.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2009
By George Productions presents the Los Angeles premiere of Cole Porter's 1936 hit musical comedy, 'Red, Hot and Blue!' With a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, this was the team's follow-up to 'Anything Goes.' This Depression era screwball comedy deals with a National Lottery offering a first prize to anyone who finds a long-lost love with a rare identification mark.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2009
By George Productions presents the Los Angeles premiere of Cole Porter's 1936 hit musical comedy, 'Red, Hot and Blue!' With a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, this was the team's follow-up to 'Anything Goes.' This Depression era screwball comedy deals with a National Lottery offering a first prize to anyone who finds a long-lost love with a rare identification mark.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2009
By George Productions presents the Los Angeles premiere of Cole Porter's 1936 hit musical comedy, 'Red, Hot and Blue!' With a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, this was the team's follow-up to 'Anything Goes.' This Depression era screwball comedy deals with a National Lottery offering a first prize to anyone who finds a long-lost love with a rare identification mark.
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2008
By George Productions presents the Los Angeles Premiere of the 1937 Broadway musical comedy hit, 'I'd Rather Be Right', opening at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2007
Moss Hart and George S. Kauffman's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You will play a 5-week limited engagement at The Gloria Maddox Theater of the T. Schreiber Studio
by Michael Dale - May 15, 2006
Encores!'s latest production helps prove this classic and wholly original musical deserves a higher place in the standard American theatre repertory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010
Musicals Tonight presents I'D RATHER BE RIGHT February 8 through 20 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2006
Symphony Space's Summer Stock series will launch with The Manhattan Madcaps of 1924, featuring a score by Rodgers and Hart and a book by esteemed librettist Jerzy Turnpike
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2009
Reprise Theatre Company will present a month-long Richard Rodgers Celebration October 2-November 2 in a variety of venues across Los Angeles. The series of concerts, symposiums, staged readings, screenings and cabarets will explore the diversity and scope of the work of one of the most important figures in the American Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2009
The Open Fist Theatre Company presents Moss Hart's classic and timeless comedy, LIGHT UP THE SKY which will be directed by Bj?rn Johnson. LIGHT UP THE SKY will preview on Saturday, January 10 at 8pm; Sunday, January 11 at 3pm and Thursday, January 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, January 16 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 7 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2009
The Open Fist Theatre Company presents Moss Hart's classic and timeless comedy, LIGHT UP THE SKY which will be directed by Bj?rn Johnson. LIGHT UP THE SKY will preview on Saturday, January 10 at 8pm; Sunday, January 11 at 3pm and Thursday, January 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, January 16 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 7 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2009
The Open Fist Theatre Company presents Moss Hart's classic and timeless comedy, LIGHT UP THE SKY which will be directed by Bj?rn Johnson. LIGHT UP THE SKY will preview on Saturday, January 10 at 8pm; Sunday, January 11 at 3pm and Thursday, January 15 at 8pm and will open on Friday, January 16 at 8pm and run through Saturday, March 7 at The NEW Open Fist Theatre, 6209 Santa Monica Blvd. (former home of The Actor's Gang) in Hollywood.
by Michael Dale - Aug 20, 2004
ont size="2"> When you go to a fringe theatre festival it's expected you'll be choosing your entertainment from an assortment of one-person plays, avant-guarde pieces, multi-media productions and cutting edge social commentaries. In such an atmosphere, perhaps the most experimental type of theatre piece you can do nowadays is a traditionally structured, show-tune laden book musical with a ten piece orchestra (no synthesizers), a full singing/dancing/acting chorus and a plot that lightheartedly spoofs American politics without holding a particular politician or party up to ridicule. Back in the 1930's, before Saturday Night Live and The Onion, theatregoers would often get their political satire by taking in the latest hit Broadway musical. But shows like I'd Rather Be Right and Leave It to Me, big hits in their day, would be quickly be considered unrevivable because, as satire, the issues they dealt with dated quickly. But one exception was the Pulitzer Prize winning Of Thee I Sing, which eschewed taking it's plot from the latest headlines and instead explored the timeless theme of swaying public sympathy. That silly, gentle-humored spirit is re-created in Seth Bisen-Hersh (music and lyrics) and Daniel Scribner's (book and lyrics) charming gumdrop of a musical, The Spickner Spin.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2009
By George Productions presents the Los Angeles premiere of Cole Porter's 1936 hit musical comedy, 'Red, Hot and Blue!' With a book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, this was the team's follow-up to 'Anything Goes.' This Depression era screwball comedy deals with a National Lottery offering a first prize to anyone who finds a long-lost love with a rare identification mark.
by Michael Dale - Apr 14, 2005
What do you do when an older show's anti-racist satire can seem racist to modern audiences?