A Class Act

Edward Kleban was the Tony-winning lyricist for the Broadway classic, A CHORUS LINE. Upon his death in 1978, a trunkful of songs from never-produced musicals was found by his friends and A CLASS ACT was born. Featuring songs in the classic-Broadway style and characters from his life including his A CHORUS LINE writing partner, Marvin Hamlisch and the show's creator, Buffalo's own Michael Bennett, A CLASS ACT tells the story of a remarkable man and the ups and downs of his life and career in the theatre.

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
The San Diego State University MFA Musical Theatre Program has launched an innovative two-year development program dedicated to fostering the creation of new musicals. The SDSU MFA New Musical Initiative was conceived with the idea of helping musical theatre writers develop a new work through a two-year process including a reading (fall 2018), a workshop (spring 2019) and a full production (spring 2020). 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018
The Michael Cassel Group announced three senior appointments to support its growing production slate, including major Australian theatrical productions, international touring and concert presentations. Seasoned producer and entertainment executive Todd Lacy joins as Head of Production, Mark Sutcliffe joins as Director of Concerts and Events, and Glenn McGuinness joins as Director of Business Affairs.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
The Michael Cassel Group announced three senior appointments to support its growing production slate, including major Australian theatrical productions, international touring and concert presentations.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018
Fred Barton's Broadway Band makes its long-awaited return 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, January 4 at 9:30PM. 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 - Nov 17, 2018
Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away this morning, Saturday, November 17, 2018.
by Stephanie Wild - May 23, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony will be held today, and more!
by Kay Kudukis - May 23, 2019
The Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep), now settled into its newly renovated 210 seat playhouse in Cathedral City, has announced it will remain open throughout the hot summer months to present an exciting line-up of one night only summer performances beginning in June, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
Born out of the need to give undiscovered actors a platform to showcase their work during the competitive Emmy awards season, actress/producer Meredith Thomas is once again hosting the FYC Independents Screenings, formerly FYC US Independents on Friday, May 31 at the Van Nuys/Reseda Elks Lodge in Van Nuys, California. The event benefits the Elks' local charity initiatives.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2019
On Saturday and Sunday, April 6 & 7, A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, proudly presented Shrek: The Musical Jr. at the beautiful Off-Broadway Riverside Theatre. Talented actors, ages 7-13, brought these beloved characters to life in four stellar performances.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 14, 2019
God Shows Up, the new comedy-drama by noted theatre journalist and playwrightPeter Filichia officially opened on Monday, May 13 at 7pm. After a successful run at the 62-seat Playroom Theater, 'God' moved to The Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue) where it began previews on April 6 for an open-ended engagement. Eric Krebs is producer.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
God Shows Up, the new comedy-drama by noted theatre journalist and playwright Peter Filichia officially opens tonight, Monday, May 13 at 7pm. After a successful run at the 62-seat Playroom Theater, "God" moved to The Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue) where it began previews on April 6 for an open-ended engagement. Eric Krebs is producer.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
God Shows Up, the new comedy-drama by noted theatre journalist and playwright Peter Filichia officially opens tonight, Monday, May 13 at 7pm.
by Behind the Curtain - Mar 4, 2019
Lonny Price is one of the industry's most respected directors of both stage and screen. As an actor, he appeared in such shows as Merrily We Roll Along, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Dirty Dancing, Burn This, and so many more.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019
The San Diego State University MFA Musical Theatre Program has launched an innovative two-year development program dedicated to fostering the creation of new musicals. The SDSU MFA New Musical Initiative was conceived with the idea of helping musical theatre writers develop a new work through a two-year process including a reading (fall 2018), a workshop (spring 2019) and a full production (spring 2020). After a competitive submission process, which saw over 120 new scripts and scores, the selection committee chose 'Til Death Do Us Part by Bobby Cronin and Caroline Prugh.
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Resonance Records discovery Polly Gibbons, a British-born star on the rise, has a sound and style that give off sparks. It's raw, raspy, and full of heat; it sputters and growls, carves out funky grooves, and wails into the skies. All I Can Do, her third Resonance release, the label's founder George Klabin, places Gibbons in front of an audience, where she's at her most explosive.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 19, 2019
The new Broadway production of Oklahoma! begins previews at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway) on tonight, March 19, 2019. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Honeck-Moss Productions is proud to present "In The Works."  This exciting series was conceived as an opportunity for composers to try out new work in front of an audience and see how it plays in a supportive environment.  It is also an opportunity to create community among the composers and their performers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
Producer Eric Krebs announced today that God Shows Up, the new comedy-drama by noted theatre journalist and playwright Peter Filichia will enjoy an open-ended Off-Broadway engagement beginning next month. After a successful run at the 62-seat Playroom Theater, performances will begin Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00pm at The Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). Opening Night is set for Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00pm.
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 23, 2019
For the last five years, the New Amsterdam Theatre has been all about magic lamps, carpet rides, princes, thieves and genies! That's because Disney's Aladdin, which opened in 2014, has played well over 2000 performances there. 
by Jade Kops - Jul 7, 2019
Sydney Cabaret Festival Artistic Director Trevor Ashley opened the inaugural SYDNEY CABARET FESTIVAL with a delightful amuse-bouche of performances at the ALL STAR GALA. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 14th Annual Chicago Sings concert: Chicago Sings 25 Years of Porchlight, Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and light appetizers. Performances, awards ceremony and paddle raising begins at 7 p.m. in the Edlis Neeson Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $125 at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. Tickets at the door will be $150. The event has reserved seating and supports Porchlight Music Theatre's educational and artistic programming.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019
Due to technical issues (or spy interference) the Off Broadway premiere of I Spy A Spy, a new (declassified) musical comedy, with book and lyrics by Jamie Jackson and book & music by SoHee Youn, directed and choreographed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Desperate Measures) with musical direction by Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace) will now begin its limited engagement (through September 21) at The Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Saturday, July 6th at 8pm. The show will have its official opening on Thursday, July 18th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Winner of the SDSU New Musicals Initiative, 'TIL DEATH DO US PART tells the story of Gracie Jean, a spitfire from hardscrabble Tennessee, who is called to preach God's grace, and Matthew, heir apparent to small town Evangelical royalty, who struggles to rebel against his father while maintaining the privilege of his birth. When they meet, it's love at first sight. But what happens when a fairytale marriage becomes a battle of the sexes?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group announces the cast for a rare revival of Shaw's beloved almost historical comedy Caesar and Cleopatra
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Producer Eric Krebs announced today that God Shows Up, the new comedy-drama by noted theatre journalist and playwright Peter Filichia will end its engagement at The Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue) following the performance on Sunday, July 21 at 3pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Today, the Philly POPS officially welcomes Broadway legend Todd Ellison as Music Director of the 2019-2020 TOPS of the POPS season. Likewise, the POPS welcomes its new Artistic Director for Jazz, world-renowned trumpet player Terell Stafford.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
Fred Barton's Broadway Band makes its long-awaited return to Feinstein's/54 Below and New York nightlife, with top-drawer guest singers, in a new evening of Broadway gems and Swing rarities, Today, January 4 at 9:30PM. 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 - Jan 3, 2019
Queensbury Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of Breaking Out of Sunset Place, playing January 24 - February 10, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, will produce a concert presentation of PSYKIDZ: A New Musical by award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin on Sunday, January 20th at the historic Triad Theatre in Manhattan. The creative team includes producers Jessica R. Grosman and Jonathan Grosman, director Lauren Cohn, and music director Sean Mayes.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Earlier this month, six time Tony nominee Danny Burstein and Christian Dante White  assumed the role of Alfred P. Doolittle and Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Check out a first look at the duo in action below!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 14, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Still exhausted from running around BroadwayCon all weekend? Ease into the new week by reading the top stories from around the Broadway World!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre continues its "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows with direction by Adrian Abel Azevedo, musical direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker.  Porchlight Revisits Can-Can is presented for three performances-only Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Two-show discounted subscriptions and single tickets for $37 are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2019
Sara Ramirez took to Twitter to share a recording of herself singing The Greatest Love Of All.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse presents Pushcart Players in "Stone Soup and other Stories" on Wednesday, February 27th at 10:00am. Pushcart is the Emmy-nominated educational theater for families, now in its 45th year of bringing something special to every young audience.
by Kelsey Lawler - Feb 26, 2019
Michael 'Ding' Lorenz boasts crazy talent alongside an outrageous instrument collection that warrants awe-inspired sighs and, as the Skylight Music Theatre proves, a show all its own. Things That Go Ding! played to sold-out audiences in 2012, and now it's back and bigger than ever in the Cabot Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
A Class Act NY brought Broadway's Ben Cook (MEAN GIRLS, BILLY ELLIOT, NEWSIES) back home to Virginia for an exciting MEAN GIRLS Workshop!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
On Monday February 18, A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, proudly presented "From L.A. to Broadway," a cabaret featuring talented young actors performing songs from Broadway shows that had their origination on the silver screen.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer)
by Don Grigware - Feb 19, 2019
based on a novel by Roy Horniman/book and lyrics by Robert L. Freedman/music and lyrics by Steven Lutvak/directed & choreographed by Peggy Hickey/musical director: Julie Lamoureux/3-D Theatricals/Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts/through March 3 Winner of 4 Tony Awards in 2014, A Gentlerman's Guide to Love and Murder is a devilishly clever musical sendup of the British aristocracy circa 1909. Produ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 14th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 2 at 2PM & 7:30PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018
On Saturday and Sunday November 17-18, A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, proudly presented The Drowsy Chaperone and Peter Pan Jr. at the beautiful Off-Broadway Riverside Theatre. Talented actors, ages 7-21, brought The Roaring 20's and Neverland to New York for eight stellar performances.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Further casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove's highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2018
A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, will produce a concert presentation of PSYKIDZ: A New Musical by award-winning composer and lyricist Bobby Cronin on Sunday, January 20th at the historic Triad Theatre in Manhattan. The creative team includes producers Jessica R. Grosman and Jonathan Grosman, director Lauren Cohn, and music director Sean Mayes.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
God Shows Up, the new comedy-drama by noted theatre journalist and playwright Peter Filichia will begin performances tomorrow night, Saturday, April 6 at 8pm After a successful run at the 62-seat Playroom Theater, “God” has moved to The Actor's Temple Theatre (339 West 47th Street – between 8th and 9th Avenue) for an open-ended engagement. Opening Night is set for Monday, May 13, 2019 at 7:00pm. Eric Krebs is producer.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019
On Saturday and Sunday April 6 & 7, A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio, proudly presented The Addams Family at the beautiful Off-Broadway Riverside Theatre. Talented actors, ages 12-18, brought these beloved characters to life in four stellar performances.
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 TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Resonance Records discovery Polly Gibbons, a British-born star on the rise, has a sound and style that give off sparks. It's raw, raspy, and full of heat; it sputters and growls, carves out funky grooves, and wails into the skies. All I Can Do, her third Resonance release, the label's founder George Klabin, places Gibbons in front of an audience, where she's at her most explosive.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that The Muny announced today 25 principal cast members for the first season of its second century. Complete company casting will be announced throughout April and May. The 101st season opens on a brand new, state-of-the-art stage with Muny favorite Guys and Dolls followed by the U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots. The season continues with 1776, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Footloose and a newly-reimagined Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Season 101 closes with the highly-anticipated Muny debut of Roald Dahl's Matilda.