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219 W. 49th St.

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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.



THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Returns to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre May 9-20. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

Broadway Comes To Westchester For Music Conservatory Of Westchester's Annual Golf And Tennis Classic
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

???????For its 17th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic, Music Conservatory of Westchester is bringing the Great White Way to Westchester! (more...)

BTG Presents Berkshires' Mary Mott's One-Woman Show, THERE ARE THINGS I DIDN'T TELL YOU
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Berkshire Theatre Group presents There Are Things I Didn't Tell You, written and performed by Mary Mott, and directed by Bob Moss, at The Unicorn Theatre on 5/19 at 7pm, 5/20 at 2pm, 5/26 at 7pm and 5/27 at 2pm. Tickets are $40. This event is sponsored by Lead Sponsor, Bobbie Hallig; Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Shubert Foundation. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Second And Final Extension For MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the final extension of its latest production, Memphis. Memphis must close Saturday, June 16, following that evening's 8 p.m. performance. Now playing through June 16 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, features  book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan and  is directed by Daryl D.  Brooks, assistant directed and choreographed by Christopher Carter, music directed by Jermaine Hill and assistant choreographed by Reneisha Jenkins. (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat Presents Reading Of THE PROXY MARRIAGE By Adam Gwon And Michele Lowe
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat is presenting a private reading of the new musical, THE PROXY MARRIAGE, book and lyrics by Michele Lowe and music and lyrics by Adam Gwon, on May 7 in New York City, which includes actors Jason Tam (Jesus Christ Superstar Live on NBC, Broadway: A Chorus Line, If/Then), Whitney Bashor (The Bridges of Madison County), Anika Larsen (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Avenue Q), and Daniel Jenkins (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliot, Big River). The reading is directed by Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard starring Glenn Close) and music directed by Vadim Feichtner (Falsettos Broadway revival). (more...)

Final Casting Announced for New Musical Drama SAN DOMINO
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Final casting is announced for musical drama San Domino by Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker, based on Mussolini's infamous persecution of homosexuals. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie. (more...)

Ilana Charnelle Brings 'Play Nice' Album Launch to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

What happens when the good girl is pushed too far? She gets nasty. Ilana Charnelle is sick of biting her tongue and being told to smile. Through an hour of original songs and a live three-piece band, let Ilana teach you why some girls don't like to play nice. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SAN DOMINO at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

San Domino is the story of a group of men sentenced to five years confinement for degeneracy on the island fortress of San Domino, with actor-musicians conjuring up an intimate tragi-comic world of love, loss and the struggle just to survive.  (more...)

Pushcart Players Performs at Queensborough College PAC
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Queensborough Performing Arts Center in Bayside, NY will present Pushcart Players in "Stone Soup and other Stories" on Monday, May 14th at 10:00 and 11:45 am. Pushcart is the Emmy-nominated educational theater for families, now in its 44th year of bringing something special to every young audience. (more...)

Brief 5/23: THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE and PEACE FOR MARY FRANCES Open, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 23, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Beast in the Jungle and Peace for Mary Frances both open off-Broadway today! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Memphis (previews begin April 19) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: DO RE MI Takes the Stage at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL's Kevin Adams Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Kevin Adams has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Julia Knitel, Jennifer Cody, and More Complete Cast for The Muny's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Muny announced today its complete cast and design team for the theatre's centennial season production of Gypsy, July 27 - August 2. Gypsy is proudly sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

Headed to Easy Street! Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Join Hollywood Bowl ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

It has just been announced that stars Ana Gasteyer as ("Miss Hannigan') and Megan Hilty ("Lily St. Regis.") have joined the cast of the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of ANNIE, which will take place Friday, July 27, at 8 pm, Saturday, July 28, at 8 pm, and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

Pushcart Performs At Stafford Library
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theatre for young audiences will perform their beloved musical production, "Peter and the Wolf" at Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Libraries in Manahawkin NJ on Monday, May 7 at 6:00 pm. In their 44th Season of touring theater for young audiences -- bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States - Pushcart's performance is hosted by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival, the State's largest celebration of live professional theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert Series at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 9, 2018

This weekend, the curtain goes up on The Philly POPS' Best of Broadway concert, presented as a part of the POPS' 39th season at The Kimmel Center for Performing Art's Verizon Hall. The event features recognizable favorites from more than twenty Broadway shows, as well as music from Disney. This special concert series runs from March 9-11, 2018 and tickets starting at $35 can be purchased at http://phillypops.com/broadway (more...)

Cast Announced for FOR THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in South Bend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the premiere South Bend engagement at the Morris Performing Arts Center.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Production Team for MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2017-2018 season concludes with Memphis, April 19 - June 3, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Memphis, book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, is directed by Daryl D.  Brooks, assistant directed and choreographed by Christopher Carter, music directed by Jermaine Hill and assistant choreographed by Reneisha Jenkins.  (more...)

Pushcart Players' VELEVETEEN RABBIT Hops To New Egypt
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Pushcart Players' 44th Season presents "Velveteen Rabbit" at Plumstead Library Branch of the Ocean County Library in a free performance on Friday, March 16 at 10:30 am. The performance is hosted by the New Jersey Theatre Alliance's Stages Festival, the State's largest celebration of live professional theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 7, 2018

Meet Broadway musical guru, Todd Ellison, who will be the guest conductor for The Philly POPS Best of Broadway concert March 9-11, 2018 at The Kimmel Center. (more...)

Kravis Center To Host 'A Class Act NY' Workshop With SCHOOL OF ROCK Star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Lulu Lloyd, a star of School of Rock on Broadway, will give a one-night theater workshop with A Class Act NY on Thursday, April 26, at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts. Students ages 7-24 with a passion for musical theater will have the opportunity to learn a song and dance combo from School of Rock, or take an auditioning technique workshop with Lloyd. They will also be able to participate in a Q&A with Lloyd and enjoy an autograph and photo session. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Returns to St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to St. Louis at the Fabulous Fox Theatre May 9-20. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

Kravis Center Announces THE BODYGUARD: THE MUSICAL Starring Deborah Cox
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

???????The first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from April 10 - 15. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Porchlight's Final New Faces Sing Broadway Of The 2017 - 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in its 2017 - 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. New Faces Sing Broadway 1975, hosted by Donica Lynn with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by David Fiorello, is Tuesday, June 5 at The Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 6 at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, at 6:30 p.m. (The Arts Club presentation also includes a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. with performance at 7:30 p.m.). In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre created the Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a "time-machine" journey from the start to the finish of an entire musical season from the classic days of Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran like Donica Lynn hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a vintage year on the Great White Way. General admission tickets at Skokie Theatre are $22 and at The Arts Club of Chicago are $35 and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or at the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

Photo Flash: SAN DOMINO Celebrates Opening Night at Tristan Bates Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Final casting is announced for musical drama San Domino by Tim Anfilogoff and Alan Whittaker, based on Mussolini's infamous persecution of homosexuals. (more...)

City Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

???????This year's Wawa Welcome America festival, a weeklong July 4 celebration, will honor the 40th anniversary of The Philly POPS and its contributions to the community through its music education program and concert series honoring the military, veterans, and first responders. (more...)

Lauren Elder, Anthony Galde, and More Lead World Premiere Of MARY AND MAX - A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

Theatre Calgary's artistic director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway) is thrilled to officially announce the casting for the world premiere of Mary and Max - A New Musical, with music and lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Crystal Skillman, directed by Arima, choreography by Jenn Rapp, and orchestrations and music supervision by Anna Ebbesen. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY, A MUSICAL FABLE Starring E. Faye Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

City Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong July 4 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

This year's Wawa Welcome America festival, a weeklong July 4 celebration, will honor the 40th anniversary of The Philly POPS and its contributions to the community through its music education program and concert series honoring the military, veterans, and first responders. (more...)

BWW Review: Theatre Artists Studio Wraps Up Its Season With Well-Tailored NEW SUMMER SHORTS
by Herbert Paine - Jun 19, 2018

Thirteen years into their NEW SUMMER SHORTS, the members of Theatre Artist Studio remain in top form, reaching into their collective pockets for story lines that play on our fancies and foibles. This year's collection of eight ten-minute plays rises to the level of the proverbial cherry on top of the sundae. It's dessert time for a Season that has feasted its audiences with some pretty fine productions. Running through June 24th. (more...)

Philly POPS Announces Music Director-Designate: Todd Ellison
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Encore Series, Inc., presenter of The Philly POPS, announced today that Todd Ellison will begin his tenure as Music Director and Principal Conductor on July 1, 2019. (more...)

ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, A New Folk Rock Musical Will Launch At The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Next up this summer at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Anne of Green Gables: A New Folk Rock Musical. Book and lyrics by Matte O'Brien and music by Matt Vinson. The show runs July 5 through July 25 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park and is presented by special arrangement with Justin Nichols. (more...)

FROZEN's Audrey Bennett And Brooklyn Nelson Host A Class Act NY's 'And The Winner Is' Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

FROZEN's Audrey Bennett and Brooklyn Nelson will host award-winning acting studio A Class Act NY's 'And The Winner Is' Cabaret tomorrow evening at the historic Triad Theatre. (more...)

Bravo! Vail Presents New TOSCA With The Philadelphia Orchestra In 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

The Philadelphia Orchestra had not finished its residency before Bravo! Vail Music Festival Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott took to??????? the stage to announce that the exemplary orchestra would be back in 2019 for the summer classical music destination's debut opera production: Puccini's Tosca. The exquisite, outdoor Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater will be transformed as never before for two performances of Tosca on July 11 and 13, 2019. The unprecedented production for Bravo! Vail will reunite The Philadelphia Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin with Director James Alexander and production company Symphony V, whose imaginative design will transport audiences to 1800s Rome. An all-star cast will be announced at a later date. More information about Bravo! Vail is available at www.bravovail.org. (more...)

Premiere Stages Presents PUSHCART PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

???????Pushcart Players, New Jersey's renowned touring theater for young audiences presents "Ellis Island: Gateway to America" at Premiere Stages at Kean University on Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 10:30 am. (more...)

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy. (more...)

Staged Reading Of Bobby Cronin's New Musical PSYKIDZ To Be Produced By A Class Act NY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

???????A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio will produce a staged reading of award-winning Bobby Cronin's new musical PSYKIDZ on August 24, 2018. The reading will be directed by Broadway Actress Lauren Elder and produced by ACANY Artistic Director Jessica Rofe Grosman and Jonathan Grosman. (more...)

CHICAGO The Musical Returns To South Africa
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin surrounded by the razzle dazzle of the world's sexiest musical returns in 2019! YOU'VE GOT IT COMIN' as the story of the award-winning Broadway and West End musical CHICAGO unfolds to show-stopping songs including 'All that Jazz', 'Cell Block Tango' and 'Mister Cellophane'. (more...)

Broadway Meets Joy! In THE GOAL IS ALWAYS JOY At Queens Library
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

New York's own Queens Library presents "The Goal Is Always Joy: How to Thrive in Transitional Times", a fun and entertaining workshop interspersed with musical performances by Broadway's Lauren Elder (Hair, Side Show), Composer/Lyricist Bobby Cronin (Mary & Max, The Cover) and Dream Interpreter Jefferson Harman (Star Dreams Cafe, Life Unedited Radio). (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Team For Porchlight Revisits DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available for Pre-Order
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording is now available for digital pre-order. The album will be available in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 20. (more...)

Sign-Ups Open for Free Philly POPS Memorial Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

The Philly POPS announced today that Memorial Salute - Philadelphia's only concert in honor of Memorial Day - returns to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts on May 26, 2018 and the public may sign-up for FREE tickets. (more...)

Lea Salonga Joins ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga has been announced for the role of Grace Farrell in Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie, one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces that due to audience demand Memphis is now extended through Sunday, June 10, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)

Thrown Stone Announces Casting For 2018 Repertory Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Thrown Stone Theatre Company under the leadership of Co-Artistic Directors Jason Peck & Jonathan Winn announces casting for their 2018 Summer Repertory season, the New England Premiere of The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger and the East Coast Premiere of Where All Good Rabbits Go by Karina Cochran. (more...)

Julia Murney Joins DUETS With The Write Teacher(s) Volume 6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2018

Julia Murney joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 6 at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Cast Recording Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced that PRINCE OF BROADWAY Original Broadway Cast Recording is available in physical, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, April 20. The 16-page CD booklet includes color production photography and liner notes by Hal Prince and David Thompson. (more...)

TheatreSouth Presents Florida Premiere Of A CLASS ACT At Pompano Beach Cultural Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

TheatreSouth is proud to bring the compelling legal drama, A Class Act, to the Pompano Beach Cultural Center. Written by Norman Shabel, this play focuses on a trio of lawyers who accuse General Chemical Corporation of polluting water across the country through cancer-causing factory runoff. These attorneys are hoping for a big payoff from the deep pockets of the corporation, while the 'suits' at the latter plan to use blackmail as leverage to pay as little as possible. (more...)

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