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A Broadway Musical - 1978 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

A Broadway Musical is a musical with a book by William F. Brown, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. The Broadway production closed after 14 previews and only one performance on December 21, 1978.



The plot about a sleazy white theatre producer's attempt to adapt an African-American writer's serious play for a commercial stage musical was inspired by Adams and Strouse's real-life experiences with their 1964 Broadway production of Golden Boy. The star of the musical-within-the-musical (Sneakers, about a basketball star) closely resembles Golden Boy star Sammy Davis, Jr. When the star opts to leave the show, the playwright - who from the start had resisted turning his work into a musical - steps in and takes on the lead role in order to save the production.

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by Emily Short - May 6, 2022
Welcome to Girl World, also known as Music Hall at Fair Park. Broadway's Mean Girls brings you a story of friendship, insecurity, curiosity, and acceptance. Don't miss out, and don't forget to wear PINK! Music Hall at Fair Park May 3-15. It’s going to be so FETCH!
by - May 5, 2022
Special Offer - Broadway Musical Opens in DC This Week
by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2022
Today’s subject Michael John LaChuisa is currently living his theatre life as the composer for the upcoming production of Our Town at Shakespeare Theatre Company. The production runs May 12th through June 11th in STC’s Sidney Harman Hall and features (wait for it) a FULL cast of DC performers.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 5, 2022
Forty-four years ago, in 1978, the original Bob Fosse's 'Dancin'' opened on Broadway. It was the quintessential culmination of the collection of Bob Fosse's choreography up to that point in time. He won a Tony award that year for Best Choreography for 'Dancin'.'
by TV Scoop - May 5, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, May 8, 2022! Abel Tesfaye (the Weeknd) and Michael Rapaport (“Atypical”) Make Guest-Voice Appearances. Plus, watch a clip from a recent episode now!
by TV Scoop - May 5, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, May 8, 2022! Plus, watch a clip from a recent episode now!
by Michael Major - May 4, 2022
In “Triple Threat,” dreams of Broadway stardom meet the realities of adulthood as three long-time friends embark on an unexpected journey of what it means to birth the creation of your heart. “Chloe” (Maltin), “Maggie” (Zhitnikova) and “Gus” (DeYonker) must each make the choice between a Broadway musical and having a baby.  
by Michael Major - May 3, 2022
Glenn Close has given a new update on the Sunset Boulevard film adaption, revealing that it is 'getting closer.' Close originated the role of Norma Desmond on Broadway in 1994 before returning to the role in the recent revival.
by Marissa Tomeo - May 3, 2022
Bursting with vibrant original music and a distinctly Millennial vibe, “Triple Threat” is for every theater kid yearning to make it big; for every family bonded by friendship; and anyone who has ever put it all on the line to realize a dream.
by Michael Major - May 27, 2022
Blair UnderwoodDuring an interview on LIVE! With Kelly & Ryan, Blair Underwood revealed that he would like to return to Broadway in a musical. Underwood also spoke about his Broadway debut as Stanley Kowalski in the 2012 revival of A Streetcar Named Desire.
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022
Pittsburgh CLO has announced the creative teams for the 2022 Summer of Musicals at the Benedum Center. This talented and highly sought-after group of creative specialists will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long!
by Michael Major - May 2, 2022
To kick off the TODAY Show's Best of Broadway Week, Billy Crystal sat down with Hoda Kotb to discuss starring in his first-ever Broadway musical in Mr. Saturday Night. Crystal is known for his extensive films, television, and comedy career. The Tony and Emmy-winner has also hosted the Oscars nine times and is a frequent host on Saturday Night Live.
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, May 22, 2022! John Autry II (“I Hear You”) Makes Guest-Voice Appearance. Plus, watch a clip from a recent episode now!
by TV Scoop - May 19, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, May 22, 2022! Hugh Jackman (“The Greatest Showman”) and Robert Reich Make Guest-Voice Appearances. Watch a clip from a recent episode now!
by Stephi Wild - May 18, 2022
Fran Drescher dished on the upcoming musical adaptation of The Nanny, that has been in the works for over two years.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced that the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, is returning to Costa Mesa at Segerstrom Hall for a limited one week engagement from June 21-26.
by Aaron Wallace - May 16, 2022
But BEAUTIFUL is structured differently than most 'backstage biomusicals.' It's not a rags to riches story, exactly, nor the routine tale of one woman's ascent to superstardom. Mercifully, we are spared the obligatory plot points of that particular formula. King never learns her contract is unconscionable nor fires a manager in dramatic fashion. There is no descent into addiction, fall from grace, dramatic career slump, or climatic comeback...
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2022
Critically acclaimed and widely celebrated “Come From Away,” a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will return to Los Angeles at Center Theatre Group / Ahmanson Theatre for a limited engagement May 31 through June 12.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Billy Porter joined high school friend Bubba on 100.7 Star this afternoon as he gears up to receive an honorary doctorate degree from Carnegie Mellon University, and will attend The Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books to promote his memoir ‘Unprotected’. 
by Herbert Paine - May 10, 2022
Guest contributor David Appleford's review of Stray Cat Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim's ASSASSINS, directed by Ron May. Runs through May 21st at Tempe Center for the Arts. A stunning reminder about the kind of emotional power that only a live theatrical experience can create.
by TV Scoop - Apr 7, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, April 10, 2022! John Autry II (“I Hear You”) Makes Guest-Voice Appearance. Lisa meets THE SON of the late musician Bleeding Gums Murphy — and attempts to improve his life in the all-new 'The Sound of Bleeding Gums' episode. Watch a clip from a recent episode now!
by TV Scoop - Apr 7, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, April 10, 2022! When Homer and Marge are lost in an icy wilderness, they must push themselves to their limits to survive in the 'Pixelated and Afraid' episode. Plus, watch a clip from a recent episode!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022
Popejoy Presents and Haverland Carter Broadway in New Mexico have announced the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will open May 11 its Albuquerque debut at Popejoy Hall for a limited engagement May 11 – 15, 2022.
by Jordan Higginbotham - Apr 4, 2022
Brighton Beach Memoirs began its run at Orange Park Community Theatre on April 1st. Make no mistake, this is no April Fools prank, the cast and crew have put on a lovely performance for Orange Park and the surrounding areas.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2022
DREAMGIRLS comes to the Bass Hall stage to round out the current Jubilee Theatre season. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 8 at 10am!
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2022
The Washington Pavilion has announced the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Sioux Falls debut on the Mary W. Sommervold Hall stage May 3–8, 2022.
by Review Roundups - Apr 3, 2022
New York City. 1863. The Civil War raged on. An extraordinary thing occurred amid the dangerous streets and crumbling tenement houses of the Five Points, the notorious 19th-century Lower Manhattan slum. For many years, Irish immigrants escaping the devastation of the Great Famine settled alongside free-born Black Americans and those who escaped slavery, arriving by means of the Underground Railroad. The Irish, relegated at that time to the lowest rung of America's social status, received a sympathetic welcome from their Black neighbors (who enjoyed only slightly better treatment in the burgeoning industrial-era city). The two communities co-existed, intermarried, raised families, and shared their cultures in this unlikeliest of neighborhoods.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 3, 2022
Ann Talman's tribute to her friend and de-facto mother, Elizabeth Taylor, has (finally) arrived on the cabaret stage, hopefully to stay for a while.
by Michael Major - Apr 3, 2022
Jon Batiste took to the stage at the GRAMMYs to perform his hit single, 'Freedom.' This year, Batiste is nominated for 11 GRAMMY Awards, notably winning the trophy for Album of the Year. Batiste has been developing a Broadway musical about the life of famed painter Jean-Michel Basquiat. Watch the performance now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022
The landmark Broadway stage play, Dead End, has been adapted as a musical and produced as a concept album available for digital download on May 1st 2022. Neil Fishman (Music), Harvey Edelman (Lyrics), and Peter C. Palame (Book), began this dream project years ago and after a saga worthy of a Broadway musical of its own, have brought it to fruition.
by TV Scoop - Apr 28, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, May 1, 2022! When Lisa joins the high school marching band, she finds an unlikely mentor in Shauna Chalmers. Meanwhile, Homer becomes a craft beer brewer in the all-new 'Girls Just Shauna Have Fun' episode. Plus, check out a clip from a recent episode!
by TV Scoop - Apr 28, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, May 1, 2022! Kumail Nanjiani (“Eternals”) Makes a Guest-Voice Appearance in this rebroadcast. Plus, watch a clip from a recent episode!
by Jared Fessler - Apr 28, 2022
Cody Rigsby is a former professional dancer, Cody brings energy, movement and authenticity to everything he does. Born in the West but raised in the South, Cody always dreamed of a life in the big city. Now that he proudly calls NYC home-and the best city in the world-he strives to be the best version of himself while inspiring Members to be the same. Cody reminds everyone in his class to push themselves, but have a good time doing it, because we all need to have a little more fun.
by Michael Major - Apr 27, 2022
Featuring a Golden Globe-nominated performance by Chiwetel Ejiofor (Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness), as well as terrific performances by Joel Edgerton (The Green Knight), Sarah-Jane Potts (The Chameleon), and Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead), KINKY BOOTS is a refreshing, feel-good film that proves the best way to fit in is to stand out.
by Review Roundups - Apr 27, 2022
The new comedy musical, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT officially opens on Broadway tonight! Read the reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 26, 2022
The Broadway production of A Strange Loop, Michael R. Jackson's Pulitzer-Prize winning musical, opens tonight at the Lyceum Theater. Read the reviews!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022
First casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Kinky Boots, featuring Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren. 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 22, 2022
Registration for Theater Works' diverse SummerWorks programs of summer camps and workshops is now open.
by Kelsey Lawler - Apr 21, 2022
The beloved story of Little Women became a Broadway musical in 2005. Now that musical is coming to the Milwaukee area at Forte Theatre Company. Founded by Randall and Brenda Dodge, Forte is on a mission to bring thriving, professional theater to Milwaukee's Southwest suburbs, enriching the lives of the community through high-quality shows and educational programs.
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, April 24, 2022! Kerry Washington Makes Guest-Voice Appearance. Plus, watch a preview of the upcoming episode now!
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2022
Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, April 24, 2022! Bart, Martin and the bullies are on the run for their lives when a wilderness weekend takes a chilling turn in the 'Boyz N The Highlands' episode of THE SIMPSONS. Plus, watch a clip from a recent episode now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2022
New York City Children's Theater will host its third free live stream of their MEET THE PARENT series hosted by Broadway actress (and mom) Anika Larsen with guests Cameron Crowe and Tom Kitt. 
by Michael Major - Apr 21, 2022
Joel is the recipient of six GRAMMY® Awards, including the prestigious Grammy Legend Award. Joel has been inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has received numerous industry awards including a TONY AWARD for “Movin' Out,” a Broadway musical based on Joel’s music.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Pioneer Theatre Company will present the record-setting Broadway hit, Hello, Dolly! as the closing musical for the current season. The turn-of- the-century romance, bursting with music and energetic dance will run from May 13 through May 28, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
The Lied Center for Performing Arts has announced the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Lincoln, NE debut at the Lied Center for a limited engagement on April 27- May 1.
by Taylor Clemons - Apr 13, 2022
When you hear the word Xanadu, you can't help but snicker. When you hear that Xanadu is a musical, your jaw hits the floor. The film Xanadu is infamous for its negative reviews after the release in 1980, but over the years it has earned a 'guilty pleasure' cult classic status. Fast forward to 2007, and Xanadu became a Broadway musical... and a surprise success.
by Michael Major - Apr 12, 2022
Special guests for the 33rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York will include Ariana DeBose, Cody Rigby, Peppermint, Amber Tamblyn, Anthony Rapp, Cynthia Nixon, Lily Rose, Nyle DiMarco, Wilson Cruz, GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis, and more.
by Jay Irwin - Apr 11, 2022
Dear Readers, if you’ve ever been to a Showtunes show, you know the amount of joy and fun that floods off the stage from those insanely talented performers. And their current production of “9 to 5: The Musical” is no exception.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022
“The Most Anticipated Production of 2022” (BroadwayWorld Readers’ Poll, 2021) just announced their cast. The Boys in the Band, Mart Crowley’s American classic, will begin previews June 16 at the historic Fred Rogers Studio at WQED in an exciting new production by PICT Classic Theatre.
by Paula Makar - Apr 10, 2022
Those that enjoy bluegrass music and like to laugh should make plans to attend the Cowley College theatre department’s production of The Robber Bridegroom. The show will take place April 8-10 in the Robert Brown Theatre. The Friday and Saturday performances will take place at 7:30 p.m., while the Sunday show will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at www.cowley.edu/boxoffice.