Ari Broadway

Based on the novel Exodus by Leon Uris

A ship full of Jewish immigrants confront British authorities on their way to the newly-founded state of Israel.


Mark Hellinger Theatre

(New York, NY)
237 West 51st St.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
On Monday, January 27th the Broadway's Future Songbook series at Lincoln Center, presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow showcased the music and lyrics of Ben Caplan. Performers included  Nicholas Barasch (She Loves Me), Ashley Blanchet (Frozen), Jake Boyd (Wicked), Harrison Chad (Caroline, or Change), Alexis Field (50 Shades! The Musical), Damon J. Gillespie (NBC's Rise), Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton), Danté Jeanfelix (Balls), Taylor Iman Jones (Head Over Heels), Charlotte Maltby (The Sound of Music), Michael Ryan (Newsies), Monet Sabel (Sweeney Todd), Heath Saunders (The Great Comet), Ben Schrager (Ms. Estrada), Ari McKay Willford (Once), and Brynn Williams (SpongeBob SquarePants).
by Bobby Patrick - Jan 28, 2020
So much of the show really landed quite perfectly with the audience on the night and felt so hip and current, along with being toe-tappingly enjoyable, touching and funny it is a sincere wish that HELL ON EARTH can pull a BE MORE CHILL and find life beyond the YATC summer camp and concert stages.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
Utah Opera Artistic Director Christopher McBeth today announced the programming and creative teams for Utah Opera's 2020-21 season, sponsored by the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
by Kristen Morale - Jan 28, 2020
With a book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman and presented by Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, and in association with Eric Krebs), Romeo & Bernadette makes its Off-Broadway debut under the direction of Justin Ross Cohen. Turning traditional Italian melodies into songs that are the perfect mix of heartfelt ballad and slick Brooklyn confidence, Romeo & Bernadette is one of those rare shows that posits this brave, new idea to the world and then simply doesn't just follow through a?' it storms ahead with the foul-mouthed grace of a Brooklyn girl who knows no boundaries when it comes to getting what she wants.
by TV Scoop - Jan 27, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT, airing on NBC on Thursday, February 13, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is offering Broadway's biggest hit, plus amazing concerts and memorable special events for every entertainment preference, from classical music to razzle dazzle dancers, from international performing artists to musical favorites from the Great American Songbook, along with several fascinating talks and lectures throughout the month of February.
by Barbara Trainin Blank - Jan 26, 2020
An emphasis on immigrants and how well they integrate (or not) in this country is nothing new. If anything, the issue has become more heated in the past few years.
by Adrienne Proctor - Jan 25, 2020
Lyric Theatre's THE CAT IN THE HAT is a charming, engaging play that brings all the whimsy of Dr. Seuss to life on stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
ROMEO & BERNADETTE opened this week at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres. Check out photos from opening night!
by Abigail Charpentier - Jan 24, 2020
On Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will name the newest Best Musical Theater Album based on cast recordings released in the previous year. This year, the nominees for the award includeAin't Too Proud: The Life And Times Of The Temptations, Hadestown, Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Music Of Harry Potter And The Cursed Child - In Four Contemporary Suites and Oklahoma!. Before a new cast album takes home the title, look back on the 10 most recent cast recordings to win the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award!
by David Clarke - Jan 24, 2020
I have been a lifelong fan of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. So, I approached Ghostlight Records' LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (The New Off-Broadway Cast Album) with equal amounts of excitement and trepidation. Would it live up to the joys of the distinctive treasures that are the Original Off-Broadway Cast Album, the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, and the 2003 New Broadway Revival recordings? Luckily, it does. So, to quote Audrey II, a?oeGo git it!a??
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Below is the upcoming schedule at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater February 3 through February 16: 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer) has announced casting for the upcoming world premiere of The Best We Could (A Family Tragedy), written by the company's 2019-20 Tow Playwright-in-Residence, Emily Feldman (Three Women in Four Chairs, My Lover Joan), and directed by Daniel Aukin (Fool For Love, Fulfillment Center).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The comedic storytelling of Ms. Pat is founded on some intense sources of inspiration and spinning her wild life into hilarity.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
To celebrate Selena Gomez's triumphant return to the top of the charts, the Broadway Loves series will return to Feinstein's/54 Below on April 27th for a Rare Revival encore performance of Broadway Loves Selena Gomez.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
In her New York Cabaret Debut, 'Like a Perfumed Woman,' singer and storyteller Joanne Halev blends stories of scent memory and the mysterious and passionate world of fragrance creation with songs of Porter, Loesser, Bacharach, Bucchino, Mercer, McBroom, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
As January winds to an end, the party still rages on at Joe's Pub!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020
A Soldier's Play officially opened on Broadway on January 21 for a limited engagement at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street).
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 22, 2020
Antoinette Nwandu's searing and poetic new play 'Pass Over' will be performed at Luna Stage in West Orange from February 6 to March 1. Directed by Devin E. Haqq, 'Pass Over' is a provocative, contemporary mashup of 'Waiting for Godot' and the 'Exodus' saga. had the pleasure of interviewing Kevis Hillocks who plays Moses in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
In the world premiere of a?oeLipstick Lobotomy,a?? John F. Kennedy's little sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the playwright's Great Aunt Ginny develop a friendship at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941. The women undergo the peculiar cutting-edge treatments on offer by a society desperate to find the cure for womanhood in this incisive comedy.
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Why do so many communities across America have stories of unexplained paranormal experiences that, through word-of-mouth and consistency, turn into lore? In the new Travel Channel series, “Haunting in the Heartland,” premiering on Friday, February 21 at 10 p.m. ET/PT, paranormal investigator and documentary filmmaker Steve Shippy visits Midwestern towns that have been traumatized for generations by ripples of fear. Growing up in a rural Michigan “creepy house on the corner,” Shippy uses his own personal experiences to make intimate connections with the families who've reached out to him for help. He then puts the puzzle pieces together to identify and decipher the larger mystery of the town's haunting.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Scenes From Childhood, a new play by Ari Brand (My Name Is Asher Lev, Fosse/Verdon, Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) now playing at the Theater at the 14th Street Y through January 25. Set against the backdrop of the AIDS crisis in New York City, Scenes from Childhood tells the story of a young actor who pieces together the life and death of his father, a concert pianist. Spanning both the 1980's and present-day New York, this theatrical memoir asks: Who gets to tell your story? 
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 20, 2020
An evening celebrating the work of composer Jeff Thomson also showcases singers' noncommittal attitude toward actually learning the words to the songs they sing.
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
The much-anticipated series from Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (THE FAVOURITE), The Great debuts on Hulu on Friday, May 15. The comedy series chronicles the genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th Century Russia and follows the wildly comedic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great.  The series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge and Sacha Shawan. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
ROMEO & BERNADETTE is now in previews at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres 502 West 53rd Street (10th Avenue & 53rd Street). It will open officially on Thursday, January 23rd.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Take a journey to Jazz-age Chicago for a little razzle dazzle with a sizzling all- new production of the revered American musical Chicago! 
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 9, 2020
The Green Room 42 presented the second season of “GR42 Sings” back to its stage!
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 8, 2020
Up and coming cabaret artist Ari Axelrod continues his rise by capturing the hearts of a full house at the Upper East Side cabaret The Beach Cafe.
by David Green - Feb 7, 2020
In the 1960s, Collins evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 55-album body of worka?"and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. The McCallum Theatre will welcome folk-music legend Judy Collins, with special guest Kirsten Maxwell, at 8:00pm, Tuesday, Feb. 25.
by Andrew Child - Feb 7, 2020
In David Mamet's book On Directing Film, he breaks down the way a linear narrative can be conveyed by placing images in direct contrast to each other. a?oeThe dream and the film are the juxtaposition of images in order to answer a question.a?? Certainly, with a majority of the action taking place upstage of a scrim and the fusion of filmed and live material, ArtsEmerson's Detroit Red, an original play by Will Power about Malcolm X's early adult life in Roxbury, leaves one feeling more as though one has watched a movie or woken from a dream than sat through a performance. Recently, I also saw Gloria: A Life, which is playing at the American Repertory Theatre. While I admittedly found the show to be trite and pandering, it obtusely fused projection effects with live performance in a way that felt cheap, gimmicky, and more like a new SnapChat filter than anything else. Contrast that with Ari Herzig's film work for Detroit Red, which snaps the audience effectively between viewpoints in black and white and splays broad images across the haziness of Adam Rigg's nondescript set. The success of the production lies in the success of the filmed elements, which establish a framing device, pinpointing the action to an exact moment in time. Additionally, the projections act as effective abstractions, allowing the actors to waver between realism and poetry as photos of their faces appear as oversized watermarks in space. Lighting designer Alan Edwards equally contributes to the cinematic feel of the piece. Sharp shafts of light slice through open space and act, ingeniously, as the camera lens might in film, focusing our attention on specifics and the relevant details. Aside from a few extraneous hat changes for the three actors who take on all the roles in the piece, between the work of Herzig, Rigg, and Edwards, the performance seems to be a study in the logistics of jump-cuts or cross-fades in real time. Adding to the film-instead-of-theatre feeling in the space, the performance actively roused and engaged the audience, which had a huge swathe of Boston school groups present. The crowd felt comfortable verbalizing responses, in part, because of our physical separation from the action presented to us, and to be able to laugh, cheer, gasp, and grimace in solidarity with those around you is a rare treat.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Crown & Anchor Cabaret Series 2020 in Provincetown, MA will return this summer at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Cabaret Room and at Town Hall Auditorium. 
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 6, 2020
A five week program of training in the art of cabaret leads to a showcase in which eight fabulous young artists showcase those talents that will make them the future of the art form.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Arizona Theatre Company will launch its 54th season with Artistic Director Sean Daniel's first fully chosen six-play Main Stage lineup complemented by additional co-productions, nine exciting and innovative local and national collaborations and partnerships and numerous new-work development programs.  
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Palm Beach Opera and nearly 200 supporters toasted to opening night of Giacomo Puccini's “Turandot” and celebrated former General Director Daniel Biaggi at Kravis Center's Cohen Pavilion for Opening Night Dinner, drawing record-breaking attendance.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 4, 2020
When they wrote 'I believe the children are the future' they must have had Ari Axelrod in mind because this twenty-something year old is out to change the cabaret world, one young student and one cabaret show at a time.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Amas Musical Theatre's Off-Broadway premiere of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn is underway at the Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres (502 West 53rd Street). With book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman, music adapted from classic Italian melodies, and directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen, performances continue through February 16, 2020.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 4, 2020
The 30th Annual Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre reception was held on Monday, February 3.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
The cast of Romeo & Bernadette had a special guest at a recent performance! Billy Porter came to the show, sat in the front row, and greeted the cast backstage after!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) are thrilled to announce Berkshire Theatre's 2020 Summer Season, with a casting sneak-peek. BTG will be releasing a complete season cast announcement at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the world premiere musical THE VISITOR, with music by Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt, lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Brian Yorkey, book by Kwame Kwei-Armah and Brian Yorkey, and choreography by Lorin Latarro.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 13, 2020
Much-lauded cabaret singer Karen Oberlin opens this month at The Birdland Theater and next month at The Beach Café. Stephen Mosher talks with her about her life in the arts, feminism, and raising a child who wants to sing.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Feinstein's Presents mostlyNEWmusicals will showcase pop sensation and Hamilton alum Ari Afsar in a concert of music from Jeannette, based on the life of America's first congresswomen Jeannette Rankin, at Feinstein's at Vitello's on Thursday, March 12 at 8:00pm. Afsar will be joined by special guests Keala Settle (The Greatest Showman), YouTube sensations Sam Tsui and Casey Breves, Jonah Platt (Wicked), and Candace Quarrels (Hamilton). Nina Kasuya and Rishikesh Menon will provide background vocals.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Romeo & Bernadette welcomed Edward Hibbert to the show this weekend. He congratulated Director and Choreographer Justin Ross Cohen after the show.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Rising R&B songstress TeaMarrr has been announced on Essence Festival's 2020 lineup. The iconic festival will feature artists such as Bruno Mars, Janet Jackson, Janelle Monáe, Summer Walker and more. She will also share the bill with SiR, who TeaMarrr recently supported on his Summer Forever Tour and will be joining him for the international leg starting on February 21st. Essence Festival of Culture will take place is New Orleans, LA, July 1st - July 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Producer Eric Krebs, has announced today that the Off-Broadway production of Romeo & Bernadette: A Musical Tale of Verona and Brooklyn with book and lyrics by Mark Saltzman, music adapted from classic Italian melodies, and directed and choreographed by Justin Ross Cohen will move from the 99-seat Mezzanine Theatre at A.R.T./New York Theatres to the 199-seat Theatre 3 (formerly The Acorn) at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th and Dyer Avenues) for an open-ended engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Previously announced, Leg Up On Life's NIGHT OF LIFE benefiting The Trevor Project will return to Sony Hall Monday, February 24th, 2020. The explosive arts performance party is back with a stacked line up containing some of the most enticing Choreographers, Musicians, and Drag Queens to be found in New York all coming together to raise money for The Trevor Project.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
The Great British Hate Off is an improvised stand-up show like no other. Audience members write down topics and comedians a?oehate ona?? them a?" no matter what the subject! This hilarious format comes into its own when comedians squirm around contentious subjects.
by Ron Bierman - Feb 10, 2020
Engelbert Humperdinck's HANSEL AND GRETEL opened Saturday to an audience that included several dozen children, who followed their attention from beginning to end with color, movement, and singing backed by lushly orchestrated music. Even a five year-old girl sitting in front of me on a raised seat kept her eyes on the stage without a single fidget. Director Brenna Corner's playful production emphasized the fairy-tale nature of the story. During the overture a boy entered in front of the curtain, picked up a large book lying center stage and blew a cloud of dust from its cover. Fascinated, he dropped to the floor reading with a rapt expression while members of the San Diego Opera's children's chorus entered behind him, each with a letter on the front of their costumes. Once assembled the letters lit up to say, 'Once upon a time...,' and the story began. It continued after intermission with 'And then...' though not before a necessary rearrangement of the 'And...' brought a second laugh. The approving audience laughed again when the production closed with 'The end.'
by Jade Kops - Feb 1, 2020
Bernadette Robinson, who has built a reputation as a vocal chameleon able to recreate the sound of the 20th century divas, brings back her solo show SONGS FOR NOBODIES for another season at the Sydney Opera House.