A Saturday Night Broadway


Playhouse Theatre

(New York, NY)
137 W. 48th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
A reading of Paula Kamen's documentary play Jane: Abortion and the Underground will benefit A is For on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 7:00pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place).
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
The Raconteurs - Jack White, Brendan Benson, Jack Lawrence and Patrick Keeler - appeared on TheTonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, performing 'Only Child' and 'Shine the Light on Me.' Jack White and Brendan Benson were also interviewed on the Tonight Show couch.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Host Winnifred Coombe (CAROLINE KINGSLEY), a Victorian spiritualist and magical traveler, transcends time and space to bring you aboard her inter-dimensional spacecraft for a SPECIAL WORKSHOP EDITION of THE VIOLET HOUR. Winnifred welcomes earthly guests ALEX MOFFAT (Saturday Night Live) and Chef EMMA JANE GONZALEZ, with standup from CHARLIE BARDEY and music by MICHA (Joe's Pub, NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts).
by TV News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Very few dreams are as special to a Country music artist as playing the Grand Ole Opry for the first time, and that was exactly the case for Reviver Records artist Tenille Arts Saturday night. Her parents and siblings made the trip from her native Weyburn, Saskatchewan for the wonderful evening, as did much of her extended family and friends.
by Linnae Medeiros - Sep 19, 2019
You asked, and we've answered! We asked BroadwayWorld readers to give us their most burning questions about theatre's inner workings, and we received a question about the difference between understudies, swings, and standbys. So we've put together a guide to understand the differences and to give you a peek into what it's like filling these roles on stage. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Brenda Braxton, Javier Colon, Adam Kantor, Cassandra Kubinski, Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, Christine Pedi and Paige Price will join Andy Karl and Orfeh in Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, on Monday, October 14 , 2019 at 7 pm at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. The evening will honor Karl and Orfeh, who will be awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award in recognition of their deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals. The Award will be presented by Richard Blake, who co-starred with Orfeh and Karl in Legally Blonde, The Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Los Angeles' famed Groundlings Theatre is celebrating their 45th Anniversary next month with a series of exclusive events and performances that honor the legacy of the always hilarious Groundlings. The month-long celebration kicks off on October 2 with a weekly series of panels and will also feature two incredible nights of comedy featuring iconic sketches from unforgettable characters that originated at The Groundlings.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Douglas Maxwell's internationally acclaimed and often-produced drama DECKY DOES A BRONCO will make its long-awaited US premiere this September. Directed by Ethan Nienaber, previews began September 6 at The Royal Family Performing Arts Space with opening night slated for Thursday, September 12.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
An invitation-only staged reading of the new musical PopStar a?" featuring an original score by one of the music industry's leading songwriting teams a?" will take place at Ripley Grier, 305 W. 38th Street, on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18.
by Michael Dale - Oct 3, 2019
With its moniker giving a nod to John Coltrane's 'A Love Supreme,' the fast and funny improv hip-hop show created by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tommy Kail and Anthony Veneziale started playing gigs around town way back during Broadway's pre-rap era, leading to an Off-Broadway production last season that has more or less transferred to the Booth Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) will present Keaton and The Whale, a new musical with book and lyrics by Molly Reisman and music & lyrics by Emily Chiu, for three (3) performances only: Monday, November 4 at 3pm & 7pm and Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm at A.R.T. /New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street a?' 10th Avenue & 53rd Street) as part of its a?oeDare to Be Differenta?? series.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
A a?oeSaturday Night Livea?? favorite (and stand-up comedy legend), award-winning host of a?oeThe Daily Show,a?? an iconic improv troupe, a trio of headliners, and more are all included in the line-up of performers for the 2020 Aspen Laugh Festival, running February 18-22, 2020 in Aspen, Colorado. Expect to laugh the week away with Taylor Tomlinson, The Second City, Norm Macdonald, Trevor Noah, and more. Festival passes (Mainstage Passes, Limelight Lounge Passes, and Pick 3 Passes) go on sale Friday, November 1 at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com). Single tickets will go on sale January 3. The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 28, 2019
Acclaimed singer and voice teacher Corinna Sowers Adler returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with a new show titled SECOND STORIES and fans old and new have been delighting in her musical storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for its festive new version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Snow Queen written by Ciaran McConville, who returns to the theatre following last year's successful adaptation of Hansel & Gretel. McConville directs a cast of local young actors from Rose Youth Theatre led by a team of professional actors including Helena Blackman (The Snow Queen), Roger May (Dad/Father Christmas), Davina Moon (Freya), Parisa Shahmir (Gerda) and Jack Wolfe (Kai). The production opens on 13 December 2019, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 5 January 2020.
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Proud of their roots and fuelled by the sonic melting pot of Music City, Nashville natives The Cadillac Three have unveiled the details for their fourth full-length record Country Fuzz, released via Big Machine Records on February 7th 2020. The news is accompanied by two brand new tracks - 'Long After Last Call' and 'Back Home' – both available to stream now.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 24, 2019
Two-time Tony Award nominee and one-time Duke of Hazzard Tom Wopat brings a five week concert series to the charming Upper East Side eatery and saloon The Beach Café, and his opening night was a memorable night of Manhattan magic.
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
2019 has seen seminal punk band Flipper touring North America and Europe in celebration of 40 years of being a band. Original members, Ted Falconi and Steve DePace were joined by David Yow (the Jesus Lizard, Scratch Acid) and Rachel Thoele (Mud Women, Frightwig). The tour hits Brooklyn Bazaar tomorrow (10/24) and today they announce the final leg including a November 27 at Los Angeles' The Roxy where Mike Watt will join them on bass. All dates are listed below.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2019
A one-night-only concert of songs from the new musical Days of Rage will be presented on Friday, October 25th, 2019 at 7PM at Green Room 42 (570 10th Avenue) in New York City, and in New York City. From the inventive minds of two unique female writers, Days of Rage features book and music by Hyeyoung Kim, and lyrics and additional material by Shoshana Greenberg.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
In 2008, Reverend Vernon Jackson's Religious Broadcasting Network in Lynchburg Va. presented 'The Gay No More Telethon'. The goal: raise money to turn as many homosexuals as possible straight by the rapture or the 2014 Winter Olympics. Whichever came first. But now with the trump administration, the Supreme Court and the GOP looking to undo several advances made by the LGBTQ community since then, Reverend Jackson has seen the error of his ways and is touring the country to apologize.
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2019
Some of Broadway's best recently came together for Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. Get a peek inside the benefit with a look at Tony winner Beth Leavel singing Gypsy's 'Everything's Coming Up Roses' to Myrtle, one of the event's adoptable dogs!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 15, 2019
Brenda Braxton, Javier Colon, Adam Kantor, Cassandra Kubinski, Beth Leavel, Bonnie Milligan, Christine Pedi, and Paige Price came together for Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening benefiting the Humane Society of New York, last night, October 14, at Feinstein's/ 54 Below. The evening honored Andy Karl and Orfeh, who were awarded the Humane Society of New York's Sandy Fund Award in recognition of their deep concern and support of the needs of rescued animals. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The second concert, Made of Stars, on The Chelsea Symphony's 2019/2020 season, RISE UP: Music that Inspires and Uplifts, on October 25 and 26 is a chamber orchestra concert featuring Jessie Montgomery's Starburst, a work for string orchestra that plays on the imagery of rapidly changing musical colors by using exploding gestures juxtaposed with gentle fleeting melodies to create a multidimensional soundscape.
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 10, 2019
George Street Playhouse opens their inaugural season at the New Brunswick Performing Arts Center (NBPAC) with 'Last Days of Summer.' It is based on the contemporary novel by Steve Kluger and directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun with music by Grammy winner Jason Howland. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Julian Emile Lerner who plays Joey Margolis in the show.
by Greer Firestone - Nov 7, 2019
The year is 1960. The place is Aldersgate Church Canteen on a Saturday night. Springer Jr. High student Greer Firestone is in attendance along with most of his classmates. #1. The DJ intones 'ladies choice' and spins a?oeWill You Still Love Me Tomorrowa?? by The Shirelles. #2. The girls swarm to form a line in front of Firestone in faint hopes of being enraptured by his rakish, boyish charm.
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 4, 2019
We are certain this next chapter will yield even more hilarity for our generations' Erma Bombeck and we can't wait Sweeney has added another show at Joe's Pub next Sunday, November 10 (see link in the review) And you should definitely put on your pumps and take the ride downtown my dearlings because Bobby gives Julia Sweeney a most solid 4 out of 5 Rainbows.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
Ana Gasteyer ('Saturday Night Live,' 'The Goldbergs,' Netflicks' Wine Country) is sweetening up the holidays with the release of her new holiday album, Sugar & Booze. Brimming with creative arrangements on standards such as 'You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch' and a retro Mambo 'Sleigh Ride,' Gasteyer's soulful, clear vocals breathe a fresh new, and often bemused take on these beloved classics and evokes Holiday nostalgia on its original songs, such as 'Nothing Rhymes with Christmas' and 'Blue Black Friday.'
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 25, 2019
Make time for a memorable meal. Roasted Masala on Columbus Avenue at 105th Street is a gem of a restaurant. This welcoming spot features fine Northern Indian cuisine by Chef Jawad Rehman who has incorporated treasured recipes on the menu that have been passed down from his grandfather.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 20, 2019
Karen Mason brings her famed Christmas concert back to Birdland after taking two years off... And the crowds are ready for it!
by Jo Fisher - Nov 20, 2019
We all know that you should never judge a book by its cover a?' but should you ever judge a person by their name? This is the question posed to us in What's In A Name?, which has landed at Nuffield Southampton Theatres at the end of its first-ever UK tour.
by TV Scoop - Nov 19, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on A SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE THANKSGIVING SPECIAL, airing on NBC on Wednesday, November 27, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Birdland's December 2019 schedule will feature The Joe Lovano Nonet, Stacey Kent, Monty Alexander, A Swinging Birdland Christmas, Freddy Cole Quartet, Gunhild Carling, Julius Rodriguez, Veronica Swift Holiday Show, 'Season's Swingin' Greetings!a??, Marta Sanchez Quintet, Darius de Haas, Marilyn Maye New Years Eve Extravaganza, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and MORE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
With words and music by Bobby Cronin and additional material by his Mary and Max collaborator Crystal Skillman, Concrete Jungle, a contemporary take on Cyrano de Bergerac, tells the story of love in the catfishing age where you can be different online versus a?oein real life.a?? The romantic musical comedy asks 'Why is the truth so hard to face and even harder to tell?'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Funny lady Ana Gasteyer ('Saturday Night Live,' 'The Goldbergs,' 'Wine Country') is sweetening up the holidays with the release of her new holiday album, Sugar & Booze. The collection of festive seasonal songs, classic and original, offer a swinging nod to the vintage holidays of yore with a modern touch and plenty of style. Gasteyer brings her Sugar & Booze tour to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, December 18 at 8pm with a night of hilarious holiday cabaret that harkens back to the big-band jazz era with a modern and often comedic touch.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
With a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, Chicago is now the #1 longest-running American musical in Broadway history.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Smoke on the Mountain will play at the Historic Fayette Theater July 5-21.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 28, 2019
BWW catches up with Tom Taylor to chat about bringing Tom Taylor: Is The Indie Feel-Good Hit Of The Summer to the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
The Marsh Berkeley announces the extension of That Don Reed Show created by acclaimed comedian/playwright, Theatre Bay Area (TBA) 2018, 2017 nominee, and 2016 TBA winner Don Reed. Saturday Night Live said Don was a?oetoo white,a?? while the network executive for In Living Color said he wasn't a?oeblack enough.a??
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Douglas Maxwell's internationally acclaimed and often-produced drama DECKY DOES A BRONCO will make its long-awaited US premiere this September. Directed by Ethan Nienaber, previews begin September 6 at The Royal Family Performing Arts Space with opening night slated for Thursday, September 12.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Winner of the SDSU New Musicals Initiative, 'TIL DEATH DO US PART tells the story of Gracie Jean, a spitfire from hardscrabble Tennessee, who is called to preach God's grace, and Matthew, heir apparent to small town Evangelical royalty, who struggles to rebel against his father while maintaining the privilege of his birth. When they meet, it's love at first sight. But what happens when a fairytale marriage becomes a battle of the sexes?
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
American Songwriter describes Eilen Jewell as “one of America's most intriguing, creative and idiosyncratic voices.” That singular voice springs forth from a woman of more than one mind, and she taps into many of them on Gypsy, due out August 16, 2019 on Signature Sounds.
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2019
Celebrity presenters Ken Jeong and D'Arcy Carden announced the nominees for the 71st Emmy Awards on July 16, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Greg Silverman's Stampede today announced the cast of their upcoming premium family comedy special 'DON'T LET THE PIGEON DO STORYTIME!' with an all-star line-up of comedic and creative talent bringing bestselling author Mo Willems' original vision to life.     
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 2, 2019
In addition to her celebrated work as a television actor and on SNL, Ana Gasteyer is a trained singer who has starred in multiple Broadway and televised musicals as well as at The Hollywood Bowl.
by Marina Kennedy - Dec 2, 2019
NJ theatergoers have until Sunday, December 15 to see the legendary comedienne and movie star, Renée Taylor in her fascinating one-woman show, My Life on a Diet at George Street Playhouse (GSP).
by TV News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
Nashville natives The Cadillac Three have released the brand new track 'All The Makins Of A Saturday Night'. GRAMMY-nominated frontman Jaren Johnston and drummer Neil Mason wrote the new track alongside Josh Dunne, with a groove rounded out by lap steel guitarist Kelby Ray.
by Marina Kennedy - Aug 21, 2019
There's a good reason why Croton Reservoir Tavern has been such a popular restaurant for well over a decade in the heart of Midtown. Established in 2002, they combine a fine menu of new American cuisine with an ever-pleasing beverage program, welcoming atmosphere, and excellent service.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
Today, Nobody's Baby share their debut self-titled EP, which includes single 'Wolf in Sheep's Clothing,' which premiered yesterday. Northern Transmissions exclusively featured the track with praise, stating, 'Nobody's Baby has a penchant for 60's Girl Groups, combined with a modern day edgy sound. The songwriting is a collaboration between guitarists Katie Rose and Peter Niven — themes range from the “live fast, die young” attitude to the stubborn heartbreak of young love.
by Mark C. Lloyd - Aug 14, 2019
Impossible Truth started making music twenty years ago with performers Dave Jumper and Dan Martin. Sadly, Mr. Jumper passed away. Although Dan Morris has no plans to perform without his good friend he continues to promotes the good work they did together.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Noises Off is now open at Cape Playhouse? What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!