The Show Goes On

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents its annual free introductory panel Thursday, September 20, 2018: WHO IS TRU? A Free Introduction to Our Community and Programs at 7:30pm (doors open for networking at7pm) at The Playroom Theatre, 151 W. 46th Street, 8th fl., NYC. This panel is free but please reserve using the bright red reservation box athttps://truonline.org/events/who-is-tru/, or call at least a day in advance (or much sooner) for reservations: 212-714-7628; or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.
by Jimin Lee - Sep 5, 2018
In 2017, one of the most popular theatrical magazines in Korea, THE MUSICAL did a poll to pick the top favorite female musical characters performed in Korea. In the top 3, Jerusha Abbott of DADDY LONG LEGS the musical was selected. When seeing the poll, I could immediately agree in why Jerusha is such a beloved character, especially in Korea. Why? Because she is brave, intellectual, and unique. The list of her charms goes on and on. The best way to know this is for you to go and see the wonderful show which has returned for its 3rd production, currently performing in Baekam Art Hall.
by Gary Laird - Sep 26, 2017
Houston has had its share of drama in the last few short weeks, and the city's downtown theater venues are reeling from the blow.
by Gary Laird - Sep 24, 2017
The Houston Ballet's season opener MAYERLING Brings Drama to Life at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts.
by Sean Fallon - Sep 22, 2018
The Downtown Cabaret Theatre in Bridgeport kicks off its new season with LEGALLY BLONDE, a comedic musical that features an ensemble cast a numerous highlights in terms of music, dancing, and comedy.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017
Lead producer Joshua Goodman (Come From Away) has announced that NewYorkRep has joined Louise Beard and Gene Fisch, Jr. on the producing team for HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Producer Boot Camp Essentials of Successful Self-Producing Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:30am-3:30pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 W. 43rd Street, NYC. For more details, visit https://truonline.org/events/self-producing-2018/.
by Allison Rambler - Sep 19, 2017
The works of Neil Simon should come with a warning label: be prepared for a thorough, generous douse of comedy.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 13, 2017
Howard Crabtree's WHEN PIGS FLY, conceived by Howard Crabtreeand Mark Waldrop, book and lyrics by Mark Waldrop, music by Dick Gallagher, directed by Mark Waldrop, choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn) and costumes by legendary nine-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Mackie ('The Carol Burnett Show'), will fly again Off-Broadway at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) with previews beginning October 6 and opening night set for Monday, October 30.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Producer Boot Camp Essentials of Successful Self-Producing on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 10:30am - 3:30pm at Clinton Cameo Studios, 307 West 43rd Street, NYC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced a line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala set for Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017
Don Most and Robert Wuhl headline the cast of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director).
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 17, 2018
Simon Geller and WVCA-FM, his one-man classical music radio station, were part of the local color of Gloucester, Massachusetts, for 24 years. From 1964 until he retired in 1988, Geller lived, breathed, ate, and slept to single-handedly produce commercial-free broadcasts from his in-home studio, doing it his way with meager financial support from his listeners. Playwright Ken Riaf, who lives and works in Gloucester as a practicing attorney, has been developing MY STATION IN LIFE with the Gloucester Stage Company since last season's NeverDark reading. Ken Baltin returns to GSC for the first time since appearing in Neil Simon's LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS (2009) to bring his interpretation to this most interesting character.
by Neil Shurley - Oct 16, 2018
It's a compelling production that mixes warmth, humor, and camaraderie with vivid characters and bone-shivering relevance.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by Allison Rambler - Oct 15, 2017
In the vast realm of theatre, there are shows of all moods and temperaments to be found. Recently, it can sometimes seem difficult to find a show that prides itself on a cast of characters that inspire nothing but joy and help to convey messages of love and self-exploration. However, this is exactly the kind of warm-and-fuzzy feeling that one comes away with thanks to Hershey Area Playhouse and their production of THE CURIOUS SAVAGE.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
One Night With...! is an exciting new West End after hours event that will allow fans to get up close and personal with some of the biggest musical theatre stars
by Greg Kerestan - Oct 11, 2018
There are plenty of ways of describing Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice. Sophisticated, approachable, elegant, witty. But very few would describe it as wacky... unless those lucky few had seen Kate Hamill's production, as directed by Desdemona Chiang at the Pittsburgh Public Theater. I can't remember the last time I had quite as much fun at a 'classical' period piece, even while realizing that this was certain to be one of the most divisive shows in PPT history. Throughout the evening I heard audiences laughing, clapping, even cheering the production's gleeful ingenuity, while at intermission I heard several people complain that 'it's a wonderful production of a stupid play' and that they 'thought it would be more Masterpiece Theatre.'
by Dave Kempher - Nov 4, 2018
Take an earthquake, tidal waves, piranhas, sharks, explosions, and disco music, place them all on a floating casino that may, or may not be, up to code, and you have a recipe for Disaster. This campy send up of 1970's disaster movies is riddled with a cast of characters ranging form the scientist trying to warn everyone of the disasters about to come, a guy sneaking on the ship just to get laid, a couple celebrating a business deal, and a reporter who is trying to get the big story on this floating disaster waiting to happen.
by Jill Schafer - Nov 30, 2017
Writing a sequel to one of the most beloved novels in English literature is a daunting and risky task. Audiences have such attachment to the original, and it could go wrong in so many ways. But playwrights Lauren Gunderson and Margo Melcon have gotten it so, so right in their theatrical sequel to Jane Austen's novel PRIDE AND PREJUDICE. In a sparkling new production at Jungle Theater, MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY is very reminiscent of Jane Austen, but also fresh and modern and new. It's a witty, smart, utterly charming new play that celebrates not just literal sisterhood, but women working together and supporting each other, both onstage and behind the scenes. I can think of nothing we need more at this moment in time.
by Keith Waits - Nov 27, 2017
'Merry Christmas You Wonderful Building And Loan.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has added Samantha Bruce (The Fantasticks), Ava Della Pietra (School of Rock), Julian Fleisher (February House), Randy Harrison (Cabaret), Samantha Massell (Fiddler on the Roof), Randy Rainbow (Viral Video Sensation), Lee Roy Reams (42nd Street), Ben Rimalower (Bad with Money), the HOT singing string quartet Well-Strung, and The Manhattan School of Music Musical Theatre Ensemble (Judith Clurman, Director) to the line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue).
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2017
Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
Before hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean GROWING UP GONZALES was a thriving Off-Broadway Latino play. The small show could always count on 75% of the seats to be filled in the once a week show that both audience and critics agree is a phenomenal experience. Since Maria, writer/director Felix Rojas says It's tough right now. Everybody is doing shows to raise money for hurricane victims. That's tough to compete with.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017
Before hurricane Maria hit the Caribbean GROWING UP GONZALES was a thriving Off-Broadway Latino play. The small show could always count on 75% of the seats to be filled in the once a week show that both audience and critics agree is a phenomenal experience. Since Maria, writer/director Felix Rojas says It's tough right now. Everybody is doing shows to raise money for hurricane victims. That's tough to compete with.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Today, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM.
by Christine Swerczek - May 15, 2018
WICKED, quite possibly 'The Best Musical of the Decade' returns to Omaha's Orpheum Theatre May 16. Jon Robert Hall, who plays Fiyero in the national tour, is a man of many talents. Take a look.
by Nicole Ackman - Jun 7, 2018
Buckland Theatre Company is making its West End debut in July at Trafalgar Studios with William Gibson's 1950s comedy-drama, Two For The Seesaw. Charles Dorfman, a founder of the company who has done work across theatre and film, will star as Jerry. Elsie Bennett, who has worked across television, film, and theatre, will play Gittel.
by David Green - Jun 4, 2018
On May 20, The Camelot Theatre in Palm Springs previewed an incredible new documentary, 'The Show Goes On', about the life and career of Broadway, Film and Television Icon Kaye Ballard to a 'more than full house'. In fact, two theatres were opened for the screening since demand far exceeded the number of seats in the main house. With her typically self-deprecating humor, Ms. Ballard proclaims herself 'The Greatest Star You Hardly Knew', and the beautifully constructed 90 minute film details her extraordinary accomplishments from Broadway's 'Carnival', 'The Golden Apple', 'Molly' and 'Pirates Of Penzance' to her stellar nightclub, film and television career including 'The Doris Day Show' and the beloved and  iconic 'Mother's In Law' with Eve Arden. It highlights the extraordinary talents of Ms. Ballard and doesn't shy away from the disappointments and challenges along the way, featuring interviews with Woody Allen, Carol Channing, Hal Prince, Carol Burnett, Michael Feinstein, Joy Behar and more. Hal Prince boldly states 'if Kaye Ballard had been cast as the mother in 'Gypsy,' 'she would have made history.' I had the chance to visit with Ms. Ballard at her home on 'Kaye Ballard Lane' in Rancho Mirage (the home formerly owned by her friend and TV director, Desi Arnaz) to talk about the film and more. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation:
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018
Following two rounds of highly-competitive the cast for Bishopsgate Institute's production of West Side Story can now be announced.
by Dave Kempher - Jun 16, 2018
One would think a writer would be mad to take two people, lock them on a porch, and force them to talk through multiple games of gin rummy to entertain an audience. That is exactly what The Beckwith Theatre Company does with its production of "The Gin Game".
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018
Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Today, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM.
by Beth Leitman - Jul 27, 2018
Albuquerque Little Theatre presents Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On . In a special event on Sunday July 29th at 3:00 pm, the biopic of Kaye Ballard - a stage and screen actress who performed with Big Bands, on Broadway, on television, and in movies - will be screened. Ninety-two-year-old Ballard is known for a varied career as an actress and singer, spanning over seventy years. The film, which is presented by Jim Dandy Films, is intended to be a celebration of this incredible actress' life and career. Kaye Ballard - The Show Goes On includes appearances by : Ann Margaret, Joy Behar, Carol Burnett, Carol Channing, Elaine Page, Hal Prince, and many more! The biopic is produced and directed by Dan Wingate, co-produced by Clark Bason, with executive producers Jim Pierson & Hal Wing.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2018
On July 29 at 3pm, Kaye Ballard will come to the Albuquerque Little Theatre for a screening of her biopic KAYE BALLARD The Show Goes On…
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018
Dorchester resident Lyralen Kaye, SAG/AFTRA is the writer and performer for an upcoming premier production of Many Trump Refugees in One Body. Directed by Caitlin Inglis and held at the Boston Playwright's Theatre, this solo show takes the audience into the experience of immigration and the frantic dance of trying to convince the officials you're worthy to cross the border...permanently.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018
Watch closely … are you playing attention? Prepare to be completely amazed as Australia's leading sleight of hand specialist lifts the veil on the illicit world of card cheating.
by Taylor Clemons - Dec 4, 2017
Tired of the family friendly holiday classics? Actors Theatre has the perfect remedy with this clever balls to the wall one man Christmas comedy.
by Roger Catlin - Dec 31, 2017
Individually, they might amuse the captive audience of a cruise ship. But combining five magicians in one show under the name The Illusionists has proven to be a popular attraction worldwide ever since it was first devised in Australia nearly six years ago. With its revolving casts of not quite household names in magic, the show gained a whole new cachet (ad name) when it briefly appeared on Broadway two years ago.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Dec 15, 2017
To be frank, Christmas has not begun until you have seen Christopher Biggins sashaying across a stage to the Strictly Come Dancing theme tune in a fuschia pink fringed dress with giant red foam cherries for breasts.
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 12, 2017
Last year Casa 0101 produced a lovely dual language version of Disney's Aladdin, which was so popular it extended its run and eventually transferred to a larger venue. Hoping to repeat that success, they have set their sights on another Disney classic but, this time, the production proves too ambitious an undertaking for the company.
by BWW Special - Dec 1, 2017
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue).
by Charlie Wilks - Aug 31, 2017
Annie Siddons is a London-based playwright and performer. But more importantly, she is a survivor. Having suffered from extreme loneliness after a 'shitstorm' of life events this autobiographical show takes us on a journey explaining the reasons why. How (Not) To Live In Suburbia is a joyful and poignant reminder of those friends that are forgotten about when they move too far away.
by Jade Kops - Aug 30, 2017
Bernadette Robinson recreates the heartfelt stories and songs of some of the most iconic women in her latest one woman show, THE SHOW GOES ON.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017
Don Most and Robert Wuhl headline the cast of Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys at Judson Theatre Company (Morgan Sills, Executive Producer and Daniel Haley, Artistic Director).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017
Come dressed to kill, grab a drink, and take aim at a night of music with everyone's favorite secret agent. Served straight up with a twist, Shaken Not Stirred: The Music of James Bond premieres at The Django NYC on September 10th!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW) are teaming up with Studio 88 and MAD Trust to present a brand-new weekly cabaret entitled THE SHOW GOES ON.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM.