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A Class Act - 2001 - Broadway

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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Ambassador Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2020
SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky and his husband, producer James Wesley, and Stars in the House will present its next offering of Plays in the House. Plays in the House airs special performances of live readings of classic, award-winning plays, until Broadway reopens.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2020
Following the huge success of the run in August at the Minack Open Air Theatre, the acclaimed 40th anniversary production of Willy Russell's EDUCATING RITA is coming back from Wednesday 28 October.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 7, 2020
It's been 209 days since Broadway officially shut down and since Alex Brightman played his final performance in Beetlejuice at the Winter Garden Theatre. Now he tells us all about taking the show to the recording studio, why we need a cartoon reboot, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2020
Estrella Media, Inc., a leading Hispanic multiplatform media company in the U.S. announced today that it has signed a co-production deal with Omar Chaparro to host a new talk show on the company's EstrellaTV network.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 28, 2020
Everyone has a favorite... an idol, a role model, a muse: that artist who inspires them. These artists turned their devotion into their art.
by Nicole Rosky - May 28, 2020
Below, listen as Caitlin Kinnunen sings 'Take a Deep Breath' from Frankie! The Musical.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 26, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce that next Movie Musical Monday discussion about the movie “Funny Girl” will be hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Board Member and retired Chicago Public Library Foundation CEO Rhona Frazin with special guest multiple Emmy Award-winner Bruce Vilanch, Monday, June 7 at 7 p.m. CDT. 
by Josh Stent - May 23, 2020
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 19, 2021
The new chapter of the groundbreaking HBO series “Sex and the City” follows “Carrie” (Sarah Jessica Parker), “Miranda” (Cynthia Nixon) and “Charlotte” (Kristin Davis) as they navigate the journey from the complicated reality of life and friendship in their 30s to the even more complicated reality of life and friendship in their 50s.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 16, 2020
Due to the global health emergency, Broadway theaters have found their bright lights dimmed and their houses dark for the first time in history. As the world works together to stop the spread of COVID-19, the theater industry has been put on hold indefinitely.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 15, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, May 15 (12pm), as he chats with Julia Murney and Andrew Lippa!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 9, 2020
Mrs. Doubtfire is officially in previews on Broadway!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 8, 2020
On the third Saturday of every month three singer/producers take turns a?oethrowing a cabaret partya?? on-stage at the Gardenia along with three guest performers a?" two from the theatre and cabaret world, and one from the singer-songwriter world (often with musical theatre roots, influences or aspirations). They also rotate the finest pianist/accompanists in LA because, hey, they're classy galsa??
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2020
Alberta Bair Theater re-opens its doors to the public on Saturday, September 12, 2020 with a performance by Emmy and Tony Award winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth, known by many for originating the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Broadway's Wicked in 2004.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2020
The newly formed J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company ends its inaugural season with the 2001 musical, A Class Act, with book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price, and music and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Performances will begin TOMORROW Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:30pm and continue through March 22, 2020 at Theatre Row
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 6, 2021
Eric Yves Garcia has a special thing going on with him, the Great American Songbook, his piano, and the crowd at The West Bank Cafe.
by Shayne Miller - Jun 16, 2020
The performing arts are one of the hardest hit segments of society since Covid19 ravaged the country. Although indoor performances are still prohibited, some summer arts programs and camps have created virtual versions of their offerings. This is a unique opportunity to study with some of the greatest arts educators in the nation, regardless of where you reside.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021
It was announced today that the 160-seat off-Broadway theater located at 555 West 42nd Street (between 10th & 11th Avenues) will reopen this fall rechristened as Theater 555. Unused since the start of the Covid pandemic in March 2020, the theater was the home of the Signature and Pearl Theater Company’s.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2020
Off-Broadway's 62-seat Playroom Theater, who's tagline is 'Caution, Artists at Work,' was forced to close on June 30, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 7, 2021
On Wednesday, Jan 13 (8:30pm PT) Join actor Jonathan Freeman as he shares behind-the-scenes stories from voicing the villain Jafar in the Aladdin franchise and appearances on Broadway in Disney's Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, and Beauty and the Beast.
by Herbert Paine - Jan 28, 2020
LA CAGE AUX FOLLES owns a well-deserved place in theatre history. In its current run at Arizona Broadway Theatre, featuring Jamie Parnell as Georges and Michael Ursua as Albin, while the story has a fair share of charm, wit, pathos, and flesh, for a show famous for its flash and flamboyance, this production is pretty toned down ~ save for a statue of David with a boastful appendage and an over-the-top performance by Seth Tucker as Albin's a?oemaid!a?? Runs through February 28th at ABT's location in Peoria after which it takes the stage at the Herberger Theatre Center in Phoenix from March 6th through March 22nd.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 27, 2021
You know all the lyrics to “What I Did for Love” and “One,” but what do you know about the man behind the iconic words? A Class Act shares the remarkable life story of Edward Kleban, Tony Award-winning lyricist of A Chorus Line, through music and lyrics written by Ed himself. His life in song runs on the Garden stage January 27 - February 7, 2021.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 23, 2020
The Tony Award nominee continues to amaze with every new show he does and his latest nightclub act is just one more great show proving that Tony Yazbeck is a class act.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 23, 2020
The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 15th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 7 at 2PM & 7:30PM at Chapin Auditorium, Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, MA. Snow date is Sunday, March 8.. Created and directed by Mark Gionfriddo, who is also onstage as a?oeMatt Morgana??, The Big Broadcast! is a re-creation of a live 1940's radio show featuring the Mount Holyoke College Big Band, Vocal Jazz, and Chamber Jazz Ensembles performing well-known tunes from the swing era and the American songbook. WWLP-TV meteorologist Brian Lapis is emcee a?oeFred Kelleya?? for his 13th consecutive season. Mount Holyoke alum, bassist and singer Caitlin Jaene Mercer, will join The Big Broadcast! as special guest.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2021
Today's top stories: Haley Swindal's concert as part of Radio Free Birdland premieres today, Kelli O'Hara chats about her upcoming concert with Seth Rudetsky, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 14, 2020
Today's top stories: Cameron Dallas joins Mean Girls tonight, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2020
The national tour of HELLO, DOLLY! will play at PPAC Tuesday, March 3 through Sunday, March 8. The National Tour stars Carolee Carmello as a?oeDolly Gallagher Levi.a??
by Paul Bolton - Feb 9, 2020
Chicago is a class act at the San Jose Stage Theatre as it brings out the razzle-dazzle with one of the longest running Broadway musicals to date.The a?oeStage'sa?? production, directed by Randall King,  has an earthy grit to it that makes the sensual Bob Fosse Choreography all the more irresistible. With a live band on stage, a jazz-infused score, and a fabulous ensemble, this show is sure to dance it's way seductively into your heart. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 6, 2020
The newly formed J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company (Jim Jimirro, Executive Producer/Co-Founder; Robert W. Schneider, Artistic Director/Co-Founder) has announced the cast and creative team for the second of the three productions in the company's inaugural 2020 season: the 1962 hit musical, No Strings, with book by Samuel Taylor, and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 6, 2020
MaryJo Mundy, the highly acclaimed and beloved cabaret singer and founder of the longest running open mic at the famed Gardenia, hosts the 4th night of what celebrates and fosters musical theatre/cabaret performers, while also showcasing her own remarkable talent. On the third Saturday of every month Ms. Mundy (co-hosted monthly by Alexis Gach and singer/songwriter/producer Hillary Rollins ) throws a 'cabaret party' on-stage at the Gardenia along with three guest performers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 5, 2020
The newly formed J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company (Jim Jimirro, Executive Producer/Co-Founder; Robert W. Schneider, Artistic Director/Co-Founder) announced today a bonus series of programs for its inaugural 2020 season. Opening the season is Seesaw, which will play February 13-23, 2020, followed by No Strings (February 27 - March 8, 2020) and A Class Act (March 12-22, 2020) at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Free and open to ticket holders, Lagniappes, from the Louisiana French meaning a bonus or gift, are designed to enhance audience appreciation of classic works with cast talkbacks, visits with the producers, and interviews with the cast and personnel of the original productions.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2020
The newly formed J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company presents the last of the three productions in the company's inaugural 2020 season: the 2001 musical, A Class Act, with book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price, and music and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Performances begin on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:30pm and continue through March 22, 2020 at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street – between 9th and Dyer Avenues). A Class Act is presented through special arrangement with R & H Theatricals: www.rnh.com. Opening Night is Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7:30pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 22, 2021
Class Act Community Playhouse has announced Tonight Belongs To You, a benefit concert for the theatre on Saturday, February 27 at 6PM/9PM EST on YouTube. One-of-a-kind sponsorship packages featuring items such as a portrait session, musical theatre coaching, and one-of-a-kind art from Frozen on Broadway, are available.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2020
The newly formed J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company (Jim Jimirro, Executive Producer/Co-Founder; Robert W. Schneider, Artistic Director/Co-Founder) has announced the cast and creative team for the last of the three productions in the company's inaugural 2020 season: the 2001 musical, A Class Act, with book by Linda Kline and Lonny Price, and music and lyrics by Edward Kleban.
by Michael Dale - Feb 16, 2020
Back in the days before multiple workshops and lengthy regional runs, the geniuses of musical theatre often had to work miracles during of-of-town previews to quickly revise and rewrite surefire flops like HELLO, DOLLY! and A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM into Broadway hits.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2020
Tony-Award Nominee Caitlin Kinnunen (The Prom) will sing the title role of Frankie in the upcoming Cast Concept album of Frankie! The Musical with Music & Lyrics by teen writer Elise Marra.
by Student Blogger: Isabella Schiavon - Feb 11, 2021
I have no doubt you’ll soon hear his name in the industry (maybe playing one of his dream roles as the Genie in Aladdin or Hercules Mulligan in Hamilton). But for now, you can listen to his podcast and follow his very inspirational Instagram page!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2021
The Jazz Ensembles of Mount Holyoke College present the 16th edition of The Big Broadcast! on Saturday, March 6 at 2PM & 7:30PM, in a free streaming version of what would have appeared on the stage of Chapin Auditorium on the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, MA.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 9, 2020
Stay True, An LGBTQ+ Theatre Company  presents a virtual holiday cabaret Make the Yuletide Gay! Stay True, An LGBTQ+ Theatre Company Celebrates the Holidays
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 9, 2021
A field trip for the BWW Cabaret team yielded great enjoyment and four different takes on The Drinkwater Brothers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 7, 2021
The Washington, D.C. area performing arts organization Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts has awarded grants to eight local high schools across metropolitan Washington, D.C. grants to fund music, dance, or theater projects at their respective schools, as part of Wolf Trap's Grants for High School Performing Arts Teachers Program.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021
Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and dates for Midnight at The Never Get, the third production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. With book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson grant winner Mark Sonnenblick, Midnight at The Never Get features the performance of a lifetime from a 1960s underground gay nightclub in Greenwich Village. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2021
Signature Theatre has released Midnight at The Never Get, the third production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. With book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson grant winner Mark Sonnenblick, Midnight at The Never Get features the performance of a lifetime from a 1960s underground gay nightclub in Greenwich Village. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 23, 2020
Broadway Records announced that Tony Nominee Caitlin Kinnunen will sing the title role of Frankie in the upcoming Cast Concept Album for FRANKIE! THE MUSICAL, featuring music and lyrics by teen writer Elise Marra.
by Ainhoa Hornero - Apr 19, 2021
El musical se alzó con 12 Premios Tony en 2001.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021
In a new episode of In the Archives with Michael Feinstein, the founder of the Great American Songbook Foundation will explore the Songbook Library & Archives’ collection of arrangements and orchestrations written for legendary crooner Andy Williams.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2020
J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company announced today that performances for the company's final production of its inaugural 2020 season have been rescheduled.