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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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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