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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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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