Dames at Sea

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by Charles Shubow - May 8, 2019
When I left the Studio Theatre at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College in Columbia where the Rep Stage is housed, I went up to Director Joseph W. Ritsch with a big smile on my face. He told me he wanted to end their season with a comedy that audiences would enjoy. Well, mission accomplished!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019
Ruby gets off the bus from Utah with 'nothing but tap shoes in her suitcase and a prayer in her heart.' As fate would have it, she is immediately cast in the chorus of a Broadway show. When the theatre is forced to close, Ruby's songwriting sailor boyfriend persuades the Captain of his ship to allow the show to move on deck. Voila! Dames at sea! When the show's lead gets seasick, Ruby may have to go on for her. Will Ruby come back a star? Do you need to ask?
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Dames at Sea opened at Theatre at the Center in Munster on Sunday night, May 5. Director and Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Kelly Felthous as Ruby, Todd Aulwurm as Dick, Colette Todd as Mona Kent, Sierra Schnack as Joan, Sam Shankman as Lucky, and Steven Strafford as Hennesey and The Captain in the spring musical production.  Dames at Sea and continues through June 2.
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2019
BroadwayCon 2017 brought us the premiere of Star Wars Das Musical, conceived and written by Broadway's own Lesli Margherita.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2019
Sierra Madre Playhouse inaugurates a projected ongoing film series, Off the Screen @ SMP, in which we'll feature midweek screenings of films that are in some way related to our current live mainstage productions.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces that Joel Grey will receive the first Joel Grey Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's 28th Annual Summer Gala to be held at the new location of Wolffer Estate Vineyard on Saturday, July 6.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Tickets to Broadway Palm's 27th Season go on sale June 1st. The 2019-2020 Season includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions and five concerts. Tickets can be purchased online at BroadwayPalm.com, over the phone by calling (239) 278-4422 or in person at the theatre's box office.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 21, 2019
The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1965 and 1978 on Monday, May 20 at 8pm. Check out the photos from backstage!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 21, 2019
The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1965 and 1978 on Monday, May 20 at 8pm. Check out the photos from the performance!
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Monday!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Barrington Stage Company announced today casting for its 25th Anniversary season. Casting will include Elijah Alexander, Mara Davi, Carson Elrod, Joel de la Fuente, Mykal Kilgore, Alyse Alan Louis, Kate MacCluggage, Jeff McCarthy, Julia Murney, Jonathan Raviv, Debra Jo Rupp and more. Full casting for the 25th Anniversary season is below.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 26, 2019
The Town Hall just presented Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1943 and 1951 last night, March 25th at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening continues Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2019
Acclaimed Broadway and North Shore performer, choreographer, and dancer Karen Marie Pisani returns to the Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) this summer presenting the new Theater Arts Week series. Dancers, 12 to 17 years of age, are invited to enroll. The series runs August 5 through August 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the school, located at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts.
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 22, 2019
It is a real treat that The John W. Engeman Theatre is currently mounting A Gentleman's Guide To Love & Murder. The top-notch cast is remarkable leaving the audience in stitches. The hit show plays the beautiful Northport venue through April 28th, and it is sure to be a must-see this season.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 17, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater presents A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. Performances began on Thursday, March 14 and run through Sunday, April 28, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019
Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College, will launch its 2019-2020 season with "Souvenir" by Stephen Temperley, followed by a world premiere by local playwright Bob Bartlett and a regional premiere by Philadelphia playwright James Ijames, and then conclude with the timeless musical "Dames at Sea."
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 13, 2019
Following the success of 'Broadway Against Bullying' nationally renowned non-profit No Bully hosted a one-night-only cabaret 'Broadway Against Bullying” to celebrate their 10th Anniversary.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Come and meet those dancing feet! The ultimate tap-dancing, show-biz musical sensation, 42nd Street celebrates Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make magical musical theatre hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage June 19 through July 13.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce THE PROMPTER, the first production of the 2019 Mainstage Season, had a successful opening night on June 1. The show runs through June 16. This World Premiere stars Tovah Feldshuh (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, The Walking Dead, Golda's Balcony) and Wade Dooley (Jersey Boys), who is also the playwright. Single tickets on sale now or tickets can be purchased now as part of the 3-play subscription package for the 2019 Mainstage Season. Call the Box Office at 631-725-9500; open daily 11 am - showtime or log on to baystreet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
The Town Hall presents Broadway By The Year©: Broadway Musicals of 1987 and 2015 on Monday, June 17 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening will conclude Broadway By The Year©'s 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown's acclaimed musical, The Last Five Years, returns to PQA Venues @Riddle's Court (venue 277) this Edinburgh Festival Fringe from 2-26 August (excl. 5, 12, 19) at 14:00, following last year's sell-out run. The very best of Edinburgh's musical theatre talent is involved, with Connor Burnett delighted to be returning to the role of Jamie, and Lori Davidson thrilled to be making her professional debut as Cathie.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for the 69th Broadway At Music Circus season, which begins June 11 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. The season includes four Broadway At Music Circus premieres, Shrek the Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone, The Wiz, and In the Heights.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2019
On July 1, 2019, at 7:00PM, Mightee Shero Productions will present a staged reading of Amy Berryman's The New Galileos (O'Neill Finalist 2019, Playwrights Realm Fellowship Finalist 2018, MACH 33 Science Driven Plays Semi-Finalist 2019) as part of the 2019 TRU Voices New Plays Series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Barrington Stage Company's Into the Woods with performances now through July 13 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. Check out the photos!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Barrington Stage Company's Into the Woods is now on stage with performances now through July 13 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage. What did the critics have to say? Read the reviews!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 23, 2019
Barrington Stage Company presents Into the Woods with performances June 19 through July 13 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 18, 2019
The Town Hall presented Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1987 and 2015 on Monday, June 17 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening concluded Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall.
by Alan Portner - Jun 1, 2019
Starlight Theatre's opening offering for the 2019 summer season 'Rock Of Ages' was the single most disagreeable theatrical experience in more than fifty years spent attending live theater.  The performance of this rude, crude tribute to 1980s rock bands was probably OK, but it was impossible to hear.  Seated directly behind us was a group of ten who competed with the performers with full voice sing-a-longs, continuous hoots-hollars, yelled commentary, hand clapping, and finger snapping.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019
Broadway performer Karen Marie Pisani and Radio City Rockette Jessica Davison return to the Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) to present two special master classes, Acting for Dancers and Jazz.  The public is invited to sign up for these master classes taught at the studio located at 115 Pleasant Street in Marblehead, Massachusetts, a historic, scenic coastal town on the North Shore region of Massachusetts in the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2019
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in the Berkshires (Pittsfield, MA) under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, presents Into the Woods with performances June 19 through July 13 on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
The Lexington Theatre Company completes their fifth summer season, combining 'Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls' with Disney's Newsies, August 1-4 at The Lexington Opera House. The educational mission of 'The Lex' centers around training the next generation of musical theatre artists, as college students from around the country perform alongside and learn from seasoned pros.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
The Lexington Theatre Company completes their fifth summer season, combining 'Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls' with Disney's Newsies, August 1-4 at The Lexington Opera House. The educational mission of 'The Lex' centers around training the next generation of musical theatre artists, as college students from around the country perform alongside and learn from seasoned pros.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
The 2019 Broadway At Music Circus season continues with a new production of the multiple Tony Award-winning musical theatre classic Guys and Dolls, running Tuesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 28 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento.
by Sarah Hookey - Jul 18, 2019
Olivier Award winner, Broadway star, and Bay Area native Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro) returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with Rule-a new take on her signature cabaret show on Friday, November 22 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, November 23 (8 p.m.).
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 16, 2019
I have a special appreciation for artists who really learn their craft; that surround their entire lives dedicated to observation, listening, learning, searching then discovering, creating, improving, perfecting and twerking it a bit to make it organic and unique. When you have experienced performers who have done it all in their careers in key roles putting together a musical production of this type, it is quite apparent in the outcome. With the esteemed team that is at the 'helm' of this production, Director Josh Finkel, Choreographer Jeffrey Scott Parsons, Costumes Designed by Shon LeBlanc, Lighting Design by Derek Jones, Artistic Director of the Sierra Madre Theatre Christian Lebano, and Live One-Man-Orchestra Sean Paxton; (Google all!) it is full tilt ahead and all aboard for an evening of superb and satisfying entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Olivier Award Winner Lesli Margherita (Zorro, Matilda, Dames at Sea) returns to The Green Room 42 for one night only on Saturday August 10th  at 7:00p with RULE.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Casting has been announced for Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz at Paper Mill Playhouse! The musical features a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and is conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse presents the New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. Meet the cast in the photos!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
The Lexington Theatre Company opened Disney's Newsies, combining “Today's Broadway Stars and Tomorrow's Broadway Hopefuls” at The Lexington Opera House. The educational mission of “The Lex” centers around training the next generation of musical theatre artists, as college students from around the country perform alongside and learn from seasoned pros.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Fred Barton and his Broadway Band returns to Feinstein's/54 Below and New York nightlife, with top-drawer guest singers, in a new evening of Broadway gems and Swing rarities, Friday, September 6 at 9:45 PM. As always, Fred presents performers who know how to stop shows, and the songs that let them do it, arranged for the band in his trademark explosive style which has made him the orchestrator of choice for the New York Pops and orchestras around the country.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2019
On Thursday, August 15, a?oeMagic Time!a?"Art & Ephemera of the Caffé Cinoa?? will open at ClampArt at 247 W. 29th Street. The art exhibit, organized by Ward 5B and Caffé Cino alumnus Magie Dominic, coincides with the Caffe Cino's designation as a historical site by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in June 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for the first show of the 2019 Mainstage Season. The World Premiere of THE PROMPTER (May 28- June 16) a new comedy by Wade Dooley; will be directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
STAGES St. Louis is thrilled to announce casting for its 33rd Season: THE BOY FROM OZ, GREASE, MAN OF LA MANCHA, and its Emerson Family Theatre Series production of Disney's 101 DALMATIANS. 'The tagline at STAGES is 'Experience The Story' and our 2019 Season stays true to these words offering something special for everyone,' expresses Associate Producer Andrew Kuhlman.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
Broadway Palm is proud to announce its 27th Season which includes eight main stage productions, five productions in The Off Broadway Palm, four Children's Theatre productions (TBA) and five concerts. Individual tickets go on sale June 1st.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Jeffrey Scott Parsons, one of Southern California's favorite song and dance men, is set to return to Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego with his show Comfy on Thursday, May 9, at 8pm. Parsons brings his energetic charm to this autobiographical cabaret filled with humor, music, and lots of tap dancing. The musical director is Elan McMahan.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
The Town Hall presents Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1965 and 1978on Monday, May 20 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening continues Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
After a raucous New York debut, Leanne Borghesi's MOOD SWINGS is back! Join this 2019 MAC Award Nominee for an Encore Performance, Wednesday Night, May 29th at .The Laurie Beechman Theatre in the heart of New York's Theater District. From sold out houses at The Triad & Feinstein's at the Nikko get seduced into 'Borghesi's Hideaway' for a one of a kind 75-minute spree of sultry jazz, bawdy comedy, and over-the-top bling! Borghesi's robust vocals and comedic chops are accompanied by a sizzlin' 4 piece jazz combo under the musical direction of Brandon Adams & Directed by Nick Minas.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
New to Serenbe Playhouse, this immersive, brand new production will feature: Jacob S. Louchheim as Tateh (Operatic Baritone and Actor based in New York City known for his role in The Mile Long Opera and Sleepy Hollow at the Player's Theatre), Marcus Terrell Smith as Coalhouse Walker Jr. (The Book of Mormon National Tour, How The Grinch Stole Christmas at The Old Globe), and Nicole Vanessa-Ortiz as Sarah (Off-Broadway: Smokey Joe's Cafe, Spamilton, Grand Prize Winner for Wendy William's Next Great Voice).