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Ambassador Theatre (New York, NY)
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.



BWW's On This Day - September 2, 2018
by - Sep 2, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label Announce THE BEAST IN THE JUNGLE (ORIGINAL SCORE RECORDING)
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label today announced that The Beast in the Jungle (Original Score Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday September 14, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO at STARLIGHT THEATRE Kansas City
by Paul Bolton - Sep 15, 2018

Chicago at the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City has all that Jazz, and then some! One weekend only, Sept 14-16, 2018 Chicago reminds the audience why it has been one of the longest running musicals on Broadway. (more...)

Pushcart Players Launches New Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Pushcart Players announces the 45th Season of touring theater for young audiences, bringing performances to schools, theaters, production venues, and community centers throughout the United States. In Pushcart's 5th decade of stirring up serious fun, the repertoire is an exceptional mix of musical productions exploring American history, self-discovery, classical music, teaching tolerance, and holiday celebrations. (more...)

Cher's 'Dancing Queen' Debuts at Number Three on the Billboard 200 Albums Chart
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

It looks like 2018 will go down as The Year of Cher with Billboard reporting that Cher's new album Dancing Queen debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, tying for the diva's highest-charting solo album ever with sales of 153,000 units. It also earns the biggest sales week of 2018 for a pop album by a woman, and Cher's largest sales week since Nielsen Music began electronically tracking music sales in 1991. (more...)

Theatre at St. John's, Daniel Neiden Productions and Robert Neapolitan Present NUCLEAR FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Daniel Neiden Productions will bring back the 1980s musical revue Nuclear Follies by Gregory Langdon and Joseph R. Peret, directed by Daniel Neiden.  Nuclear Follies will have a limited run to add some laughs through the midterm elections, it will begin performances on November 1 and run through November 7, 2018.  Graphics and scenic elements designed by Oscar-Nominated Bill Plympton. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Production Of A CHRISTMAS STORY Returns For 11th Year
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Everyone's favorite characters from Cleveland Street are back for their 11th production with Cleveland Play House (CPH) during the 2018 holiday season. A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with the story you know and love, based on the original motion picture that was filmed in Cleveland. CPH's production of A Christmas Story has quickly become an annual holiday tradition for families of all generations. Each year, these performances attract thousands of new guests to live theatre at Cleveland Play House. Previews begin November 23rd with press opening on November 30th at the Allen Theatre in Playhouse Square. This production will be sponsored by Dollar Bank and Pinecrest. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse Brings To Life One Of Broadway's Funniest Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Gulfshore Playhouse, Naples' premier professional regional theater, travels back to Ancient Rome for its second production of the 2018-19 season, "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The Tony Award-winning farce written by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, takes the stage Nov. 17 to Dec. 30. (more...)

Pushcart Players Present A CINDERELLA TALE…HAPPILY EVER AFTER at Tribeca PAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Pushcart Players presents "A Cinderella Tale…happily ever after" at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NYC on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd. Twice nominated for an Emmy, Pushcart Players is the recipient of numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation, and has traveled nearly three million miles nationally and abroad -- from the little red schoolhouse to White House - stirring up serious fun since 1974. (more...)

Pushcart Players Presents CINDERELLA At Tribeca PAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Pushcart Players presents "A Cinderella Tale…happily ever after" at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, NYC on Friday and Saturday, November 2nd and 3rd.  Twice nominated for an Emmy©, Pushcart Players is the recipient of numerous state and private awards for excellence and innovation, and has traveled nearly three million miles nationally and abroad -- from the little red schoolhouse to White House - stirring up serious fun since 1974. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces its 2018-2019 Season of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the 2018 - 2019 New Faces Sing Broadway series: New Faces Sing Broadway 1964, with host WGN's Paul Lisnek, November 19 and 20; New Faces Sing Broadway 1941, February 26 - 28 and New Faces Sing Broadway NOW, April 29 and 30. (more...)

BWW Interview: Lauren Elder Talks About The Origins of MARY AND MAX at Theatre Calgary
by Vicki Trask - Oct 24, 2018

At the end of a long week, Lauren Elder, playing the titular Mary in Mary and Max, sat down with me to have a quick chat about the show and her journey to the Max Bell Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For NUCLEAR FOLLIES: A Musical Revue About the End of the World
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Daniel Neiden Productions will bring back the 1980s musical revue Nuclear FolliesbyGregory Langdon and Joseph R. Peret, directed by Daniel Neiden. Nuclear Follies will have a limited run to add some laughs through the midterm elections, it will begin performances on November 1 and run through November 7, 2018. Graphics and scenic elements designed by Oscar-Nominated Bill Plympton. (more...)

Kravis Center To Host A Class Act NY Workshop With NYC Casting Pro
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Work one-on-one with Alexandre Bleau of Carnahan Casting and Roundabout Theatre Company, the casting office behind many beloved Broadway shows. This class will be run like a professional Broadway audition. In addition to singing and getting feedback on your 32-bar cut, Alexandre will also offer his opinion on whether your song is a good choice for you and showcases your unique talent. (more...)

Get Him To The Church On Time! Danny Burstein to Join the Cast of MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

Blimey! It has been announced that six-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein will assume the role of Alfred P. Doolittle in its award-winning production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher, for a 16-week limited engagement beginning Tuesday, January 8 through Sunday, April 28, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Remy Zakin, Martin Vidnovic And More Take Part In Reading of SHEPHERD THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018

SHEPHERD THE MUSICAL will have an industry presentation on Friday, October 12that 3PM at Ripley Grier Studios, Studio 312 (305 West 38th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues). Based on the novel by Harold Bell Wright, SHEPHERD THE MUSICAL is directed by Samantha Saltzman (Assistant Resident Director - Matilda on Broadway, Resident Director, Matilda 1st National Tour), withbook and lyrics by Hayden Head, music and musical direction by Stan Beard (Proud American), and casting by Michael Cassara. The general manager is DTE Management.   (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 9, 2018
by - Nov 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SDSU MFA Musical Theatre Program Launches New Musical Initiative With 'Til Death Do Us Part'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 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).  (more...)

Weathervane Theatre Appoints Ethan Paulini Producing Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, NH has appointed Ethan Paulini as Producing Artistic Director. Paulini served as Acting Co-Artistic Director during the 2018 53rd Season. He began as a member of the AEA Acting Company in 2012 and has also served as director of the intern program. (more...)

Michael Cassel Group Makes Three Senior Hires
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. (more...)

Michael Cassel Group Makes Three Senior Hires
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. (more...)

Fred Barton's Broadway Band Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below
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. (more...)

Lonny Price Signs at Paradigm Talent Agency
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

According to Variety, director, actor, and writer Lonny Price has signed with Paradigm Talent Agency for representation in all areas. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Nancy Anderson
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 2, 2018

Today's subject, Nancy Anderson, has been living her theater life on Broadway and in regional theaters for many years now. You can currently see her as the tight-fisted, but caring dance teacher Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot at Signature Theatre. The production plays through January 6, 2019 in the MAX space. Directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner, it very well may be the largest production the company has presented to date. (more...)

Tony Winning Broadway Producer Jerry Frankel Dies
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018

Broadway producer Jerry Frankel passed away this morning, Saturday, November 17, 2018. (more...)

Judy Gold Joins as Opening Acts for NUCLEAR FOLLIES: A Musical Revue about the End of the World
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Daniel Neiden Productions and Robert Neapolitan will bring back the 1980s musical revue Nuclear Follies byGregory Langdon and Joseph R. Peret, directed by Daniel Neiden.  Nuclear Follies will have a limited run to add some laughs through the midterm elections, it will begin performances on November 1 and run through November 7, 2018.  Graphics and scenic elements designed by Oscar-Nominated Bill Plympton. (more...)

Mara Davi, Robert Creighton, Robert Cuccioli and More to Star in CHICAGO for Shaw Fest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group announces the next presentation of the 13th Season of Project Shaw at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Comes To The Paramount Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 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 Seattle's Paramount Theatre from August 8 - 19. 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.  To purchase tickets, visit STGPresents.org, Ticketmaster.com, by calling 1-800-982-2787 or in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). Tickets start at $35. (more...)

Thrown Stone Announces Casting For 2018 Repertory Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 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...)

Thrown Stone Announces Casting For 2018 Repertory Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 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...)

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...)

Premiere Stages Presents PUSHCART PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 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 Today, July 11, 2018 at 10:30 am. (more...)

New Casting Announced for World Premiere BREAKING OUT OF SUNSET PALACE
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. (more...)

Stacia Fernandez And Brian Charles Rooney To Lead Concert Performance Of Bobby Cronin's PSYKIDZ: A New Musical
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. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Loverly First Look at Danny Burstein & Christian Dante White in MY FAIR LADY!
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! (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 1/14: Three Days of BroadwayCon Coverage, and More!
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! (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew Of Porchlight Revisits CAN CAN
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. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

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Photo Flash: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE and PETER PAN JR Conclude Their Runs with A Class Act NY
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. (more...)

Stanley Townsend, Ian Drysdale, and More Join Cast of ALL ABOUT EVE
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. (more...)

A Class Act NY Will Stage Concert Performance of Bobby Cronin's PSYKIDZ: A New Musical
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. (more...)

ALL OF ME- An Evening With Erin Cornell Comes to Sydney, Melbourne and London
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Powerhouse Diva Erin Cornell will be in concert in Sydney, Melbourne and London in August and September. (more...)

Photo Flash: Judy Gold, Robert Cuccioli, Mara Davi and More Star in Gingold Theatrical Group's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Gingold Theatrical Group presents Chicago, the basis of the long running Broadway musical. Written in 1926 by Maurine Dallas Watkins, Chicago is best known today as the inspiration for the 1975 stage musical Chicago. (more...)

Thrown Stone Announces Casting For 2018 Repertory Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 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...)

Big Wins for Broadway Alum at AOF & Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Broadway actor turned CGI Film Director Charles Mandracchia, wins BEST ANIMATION & BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN in the Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival for his film BIG PASTA - The Jazzy, Cigar Chomping, Honky-Tonk Musical. Mandracchia is from the original cast of Tommy Tune's Grand Hotel the Musical. (more...)

TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW Returns to HBO on September 28th
by TV News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

A longtime HBO favorite returns with six new episodes of her Emmy®-nominated series when TRACEY ULLMAN'S SHOW kicks off its third season FRIDAY, SEPT. 28 (midnight-12:30 a.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Emmy® winner Ullman stars as a wide array of famous faces and everyday people in the sketch comedy show, which looks at modern life and current social figures through a comedic lens. (more...)

BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM: Great Women Writers Of The American Songbook Comes to NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

A quartet of Broadway's top leading ladies -- Nancy Anderson, Kenita Miller, Elena Shaddow, and Karen Ziemba -- join forces to pay tribute to immortal women songwriters in this delightful cabaret performance at New Jersey Performing Arts Center 1 Center Street, Newark NJ The Chase Room. Two Shows: 6pm & 8:30pm Tickets Start at $50 (more...)


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Staged Reading Of Bobby Cronin's New Musical PSYKIDZ To Be Produced By A Class Act NY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

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

Starship Comes To Poway This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

The voice behind such mega-tunes as "Fooled Around and Fell in Love," "Sara," "We Built This City," "Jane," and "Find Your Way Back," is Mickey Thomas. Anchored by his still-powerful vocals and immense talent, Starship - the band he has starred in through multiple iterations, continues to soar. Starship brings its successful and popular tour to Poway OnStage on October 12 for a one-night-only performance.  (more...)

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