Li'l Abner Broadway - 1956 Broadway Articles Page 2

Category:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016
This September, MISSED CONNECTIONS: A CRAIGSLIST MUSICAL will have its U.S. debut at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning September 10, opening on September 15 and will run through September 25. The musical is directed by Phillip George (Forbidden Broadway), choreographed by Amy Hall Garner.
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, 2016
This September, MISSED CONNECTIONS: A CRAIGSLIST MUSICAL will have its U.S. debut at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, NYC), opening tonight, September 15 and will run through September 25. The musical is directed by Phillip George (Forbidden Broadway), choreographed by Amy Hall Garner.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016
This September, MISSED CONNECTIONS: A CRAIGSLIST MUSICAL will have its U.S. debut at the New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street, NYC) beginning tonight, September 10, opening on September 15 and will run through September 25. The musical is directed by Phillip George (Forbidden Broadway), choreographed by Amy Hall Garner.
by Leigh Scheps - Oct 5, 2017
She was given months to live. So now, five years later after being diagnosed with an incurable disease, Valerie Harper isn't letting life slip by. I am feeling good today, Harper, 78, tells BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps by phone. The actress most famous for her role as Rhoda Morgenstern on the Mary Tyler Moore Show is starring in a new short film, My Mom and the Girl, which recently qualified for Academy Award consideration.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017
Main Street Theater continues its 42nd Season with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016
Dundalk Community Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 season with a musical tribute Always….Patsy Cline from October 28th - November 6th.  The season is then followed by "I Hate Hamlet" and "Shrek:  The Musical". DCT has something for everyone this year and the festivities are just around the corner. Individual tickets are $23 for adults, $20 for senior adults and $15 for students/DCT Actors/Children 12 and under.  Subscriptions are still available for a limited time.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016
Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) presents the romantic romp She Loves Me, Saturday, December 3, at 7:00pm at its new home, the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017
Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) returns with Once Upon a Mattress, on Sunday, November 19, 7pm at the Beverly O'Neill Theater. Tickets are now on sale at the MTW Ticket Office, by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4, or by visiting the MTW website at www.musical.org. Advance general admission tickets for each performance are $27 ($32 on the day of the performance). Seating is general admission, with priority access for Reiner Staged Reading Subscribers.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016
Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017
Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, Teen Choice nominee, Imagen Award winner and Broadway actor Jaime Camil, of CW's Jane the Virgin, has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, the 2001 international phenomenon which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl. Camil will play the role of Sam Carmichael.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016
Burning Coal Theatre Company presents two dance workshops this summer, The Bob Fosse Style (June 13, 20, 27 from 7 to 8:30 pm) and The Andy Blankenbuehler Style Hip Hop Workshop (September 4, 5 and 6 from 6:30 to 8 pm) at Burning Coal Theatre Company, 224 Polk Street, Raleigh taught by professional actor/singer/dancer Beth Anderson. Each three day workshops cost $150. Enrollment is limited. To enroll call 919.834.4001. For more information, visit us online at www.burningcoal.org.
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016
Before playing the ultimate nervous bride in COMPANY, Howland was an ensemble member of several Broadway musicals.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016
What starts out as a simple toothache evolves into a dizzying chain of events as a group of disparate people, played by a cast of five who assume many roles indiscriminate of age, gender, and race, struggle to make connections in an increasingly isolated world. At the center of the story is a Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese restaurant, The Golden Dragon, where a young Chinese man suffering from an oversensitive incisor sparks a whacked and weird series of interconnected stories. A delicious mixture of epic theatre, bizarre comedy, poetry, and fable combine to create this fabulous pho.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017
Here they go again! Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Corbin Bleu as Sky, Dove Cameron as Sophie, Lea DeLaria as Rosie, and Jennifer Nettles as Donna. The production also stars previously announced Jamie Camil as Sam.
by Cary Ginell - May 1, 2017
King of the Road: The Roger Miller Story features brilliant performance by Jesse Johnson as the late country music star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016
Feinstein's/54 Below, comedian Jamie Pierce hosts Theatrical Hysterics, an evening of stand-up comedy at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, March 9th, at 9:45pm, featuring very special guests Jim David, Rick Crom and Kevin Meaney.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017
In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, presents the award-winning 'Peanuts' musical You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown, with performances March 24 through April 2, 2017 at the Snug Harbor Music Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016
TUTS Underground presents the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning tonight, March 17, in Houston.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016
Paradise has a name!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016
1959 was a very good year for Jeff Harnar. It was the year the future cabaret star was born, but he couldn't know then that 1959 would also provide him with the material for what would eventually become one of his greatest cabaret performances. In 1991, for his second major engagement as a cabaret artist, Harnar made his debut at the famed Oak Room at the Algonquin with a show called THE 1959 BROADWAY SONGBOOK, featuring tunes from 21 musicals (including West Side Story, Gypsy, Fiorello, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Li'l Abner, and Flower Drum Song), that either opened or were still running that year. Directed by Sara Louise Lazarus with musical direction from pianist Alex Rybeck, Harnar's show strung together iconic Broadway songs into an imaginary musical with commentaries on love, marriage and politics, complete with an overture, entr'acte, intermission, and curtain call. The show and Harnar's performance (which would be filmed for a PBS special in 1993) drew raves from the New York entertainment press.
by Don Grigware - Jun 20, 2017
Bruce Kimmel wrote, directed and starred in the cult movie hit, "The First Nudie Musical."  He also co-created the story for the hit film, "The Faculty," directed by Robert Rodriguez.  As an actor, Mr. Kimmel guest-starred on most of the long-running television shows of the 1970s.    Mr. Kimmel is a legendary Grammy-nominated producer of theatre music on CD, having produced over 180 albums. Most recently he has directed the shows L.A. Now and Then, Hit Song, The Musical, Welcome to My World, Li'l Abner, and Inside Out.  Mr. Kimmel is the author of seventeen books, many musicals, and is an award-winning songwriter. Bruce Kimmel serves as director on the Group Rep's upcoming production of Frederick Knott's mystery thriller Dial "M" for Murder which opens on the Main Stage, June 30th, at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood at the edge of the NoHo Arts District.  Written by Steve Peterson
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 28, 2017
The Hollywood Bowl's production of Mamma Mia! begins tonight, July 28, at 8 PM and continues Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018
Broadway and cabaret notable, Andrea Bell Wolff is getting ready for Valentine's Day by reviving her celebrated cabaret show, PRISONER OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016
Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) returns this season with an outstanding lineup of classic and forgotten Broadway gems, beginning with Pal Joey on Sunday, January 24, 7pm at the University Theatre at California State University, Long Beach (off 7th Street between East and West Campus Drive, Parking Lot 7).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017
Born as a 1930s comic series, the musical comedy, 'Li'l Abner,' is this year's production for the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts' Musical Theatre department's annual fundraiser show.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018
The untold tale of four rock n' roll pioneers and takes center stage when the hit Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET returns to Southern California... courtesy of 3-D Theatricals (3DT), one of Los Angeles' and Orange County's most critically acclaimed musical theatre production companies.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016
TUTS Underground just announced the full cast for the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning next month in Houston.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016
Feinstein's/54 Below, comedian Jamie Pierce hosts Theatrical Hysterics, an evening of stand-up comedy at Feinstein's/54 Below on March 9th at 9:45pm, featuring very special guests Jim David, Rick Crom and Kevin Meaney.
by Jessica Khan - Feb 2, 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: Two shows begin off-Broadway, THE PERFECT MURDER heads across the UK and more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016
Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) presents the romantic romp She Loves Me, Today, December 3, at 7:00pm at its new home, the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015
New Yorkers will be dancing in the streets this December when Broadway, regional and Las Vegas star, Andrea Bell Wolff, reprises her smashing show 'Bad Girls Do Cry,' conceived and written by Andrea Bell Wolff and Barry Levitt, at Iridium tonight, Dec. 22.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016
Born as a 1930s comic series, the musical comedy, 'Li'l Abner,' is this year's production for the Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts' Musical Theatre department's annual fundraiser show.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017
Broadway and cabaret notable, Andrea Bell Wolff, offers up her acclaimed cabaret show 'Prisoner of Love' on December 16th at 9:30 pm in a special holiday performance honoring her late director and colleague, Barry Levitt, at the Winter Rhythms Festival at Urban Stages.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017
Broadway and cabaret notable, Andrea Bell Wolff, offers up her acclaimed cabaret show 'Prisoner of Love' on December 16th at 9:30 pm in a special holiday performance honoring her late director and colleague, Barry Levitt, at the Winter Rhythms Festival at Urban Stages.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017
Main Street Theater is extending its run of the delightfully funny and endearing Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. Remaining performances are now through Dec. 23 and include these specific dates and times: Thursdays Saturdays at 7:30pm; Sundays at 3:00pm; PLUS Sunday, Dec. 3 at 7:30pm and Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016
Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) continues its 2015-16 season with Li'l Abner, Sunday, August 28, 7pm at the University Theatre at Cal State University, Long Beach.  Tickets are now on sale at the Musical Theatre West Ticket Office, by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4.  Advance general admission tickets for this one-night-only performance are $27 in advance or $32 on the day of the performance.  Seating is general admission. For tickets or more information, call Musical Theatre West at (562) 856-1999, ext. 4 or go to www.musical.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017
Broadway, regional theater and Las Vegas star Andrea Bell Wolff brings a new cabaret show, 'Prisoner of Love,' to The Metropolitan Room, with four performances scheduled between August 23rd through December 2nd.
by Walter McBride - Aug 23, 2017
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, comic legend Jerry Lewis died at 91 years old at his home in Las Vegas.
by Victoria Ordin - Aug 23, 2016
When a show at the Metropolitan Room starts over thirty minutes late because the staff is frantically trying to find chairs and room for the better part of New York's cabaret community, you know you're in store for something truly special. And unless there's a chair thief on the loose in Flatiron who doesn't like Broadway, someone clearly oversold this show and/or lost track of comps; this was extremely vexing with a heat advisory in effect. Still, the mood was festive in anticipation of Jeff Harnar's 1959 Broadway Songbook, the 12th installment in Stephen Hanks' impressive (and increasingly well-known) New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits series. Harnar's show premiered 25 years ago at the Algonquin's Oak Room. Two years later, PBS filmed the collaboration with musical director Alex Rybeck, whose arrangements honor the original compositions but reimagine them in sometimes astonishing ways, making them genuinely creative acts.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017
BroadwayWorld has confirmed that comic legend Jerry Lewis died at 91 years old this morning at his home in Las Vegas.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017
Broadway, regional theater and Las Vegas star, Andrea Bell Wolff, brings a new cabaret show, "Prisoner of Love," to Metropolitan Room with four performances scheduled between August 23rd through December 2nd. The theme is love in all its guises, and Wolff, a skilled musical comedy performer who cut her teeth as Ermengarde in "Hello, Dolly!" on tour and Broadway, plays her theme both straight and for laughs. The superb repertoire is culled from Pop,
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017
Broadway, regional theater and Las Vegas star Andrea Bell Wolff brings a new cabaret show, 'Prisoner of Love,' to The Metropolitan Room, with four performances scheduled between August 23rd through December 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017
The Theatre @ Boston Court presents THE HOUSE IN SCARSDALE: A MEMOIRE FOR THE STAGE, a world premiere play written by Dan O'Brien and directed by Boston Court's Co-Artistic Director, Michael Michetti. The House in Scarsdale is presented on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center in Pasadena, CA.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016
Road warriors and loyal patrons of Cracker Barrel Retail Stores in almost every state in America have a refreshing new beverage option for quenching their thirst: citrus-flavored Kickapoo Joy Juice in 12-ounce glass bottles. The signature sparkling beverage will be available for purchase at all 635 Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores in 42 states through a recently sealed sales and distribution agreement with Atlanta-based Monarch Beverages.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016
The Theatre @ Boston Court presents The Golden Dragon, by Roland Schimmelpfennig, translated by David Tushingham, directed by Boston Court Co-Artistic Director Michael Michetti. This world premiere production opens Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 5pm on the Main Stage at Boston Court Performing Arts Center, 70 North Mentor Avenue in Pasadena.