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Behind the Limelight - 2005 - New York

Behind the Limelight explores the life and art of Charlie Chaplin, one of the world’s most beloved performers, with one of history’s most turbulent careers. Featuring three actors as Chaplin—the child, the tramp and the old man—[the show] takes us from his vaudeville days to his groundbreaking work behind and in-front of the camera, his first wife to his third, his American naturalization to the exile brought about by Hollywood’s gossip mill and the House Un-American Activities Committee.

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Martel Theatre

(Poughkipsie, NY, )
Poughkipsie, NY,
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2010
The La Jolla Playhouse presents a new musical about Charlie Chaplin entitled LIMELIGHT: THE STORY OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN. The show will have its world premiere at the Mandell Weiss Theatre beginning September 7 and running through October 17.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2006
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will present a series of free concert events in partnership with the Times Square Virgin Megastore (1540 Broadway, between 45th & 46th Streets), giving audiences a sneak peek of the shows opening each week of the Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2008
Ruth & Stephen Hendel and Roy Gabay present the world premiere of Fela!, a new musical based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2006
Young theatre stars will come together to put on a benefit concert for Shifting Ground Productions, the not-for-profit organization that performs at metropolitan children's hospitals
by Ben Peltz - Sep 25, 2012
While nobody ever said musical theatre was easy – at least, nobody with any real knowledge of the art – you would think that in writing a musical about the first worldwide beloved figure of the 20th Century there wouldn't be too much trouble establishing empathy.  But the surprisingly dry and emotionless Chaplin, presented in a respectably strong Broadway production, tries to cram so many facts into its two acts that there's Little Room left for feeling.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2009
As previously announced, Fela!, the new musical based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, will arrive on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) where performances will commence on Monday, October 19 with an official opening set for Monday, November 23.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2006
There may be a commercial future for the NYMF hit The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, which ends its run on 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2010
The La Jolla Playhouse will soon open a new musical about Charlie Chaplin entitled LIMELIGHT: THE STORY OF Charlie Chaplin. Now Warren Carlyle has joined the creative team as co-director with Michael Unger. Carlyle's past directing/choreographing credits include Broadway's FINIAN'S RAINBOW and A TALE OF TWO CITIES. The show will have its world premiere at the Mandell Weiss Theatre beginning September 7 and running through October 17.
by Ben Strothmann - Sep 16, 2006
On September 13th, the third of six free NYMF concerts was presented at the Times Square Virgin Megastore, who is partnering with the New York Musical Theatre Festival to give audiences a sneak peek of shows opening each week of the Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2008
Ruth & Stephen Hendel and Roy Gabay announced today that, due to overwhelming popular demand, the world premiere of Fela!, a new musical based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, has extended its run through Saturday, October 4 at 37 Arts (450 West 37th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2008
The world premiere of Fela!, a new musical based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, will play the final performance of its extended run Sunday, October 5th at 37 Arts (450 West 37th Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues.
by Ben Strothmann - Oct 3, 2006
The NYMF musical The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun ran from September 14th through September 22nd at St. Clements Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2009
Fela!, the critically acclaimed musical that had audiences on their feet during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway's 37 Arts, will arrive on Broadway this fall where it begins performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23. This new musical, based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones. Sahr Ngaujah will return in the title role for which he received universal acclaim, while the world renowned Antibalas and other members of the NYC Afrobeat community, under the direction of Aaron Johnson, will again perform Kuti?s rousing music live onstage. Winner of this year?s Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Fela! was conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Steve Hendel.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2009
Tony® Award-winner Lillias White will join the cast of Fela!, the new Broadway musical based on the life and music of African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, playing the role of the iconic artist's mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2009
Fela!, the critically acclaimed musical that had audiences on their feet during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway?s 37 Arts, will arrive on Broadway this fall where it begins performances at the Eugene O?Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2009
As previously announced, Fela!, the new musical based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, will arrive on Broadway at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) where performances will commence on Monday, October 19 with an official opening set for Monday, November 23.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2010
The La Jolla Playhouse presents a new musical about Charlie Chaplin entitled LIMELIGHT: THE STORY OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN. The show will have its world premiere at the Mandell Weiss Theatre beginning September 7 and running through October 17.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2009
The producers of Fela!, the new musical based on the life and music of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, have announced the policy for general rush tickets to this new musical which will begin performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2009
Loaded, a new play written by Elliot Ramón Potts, is set for a limited engagement from November 7, 2009 through January 23, 2010 at Theatre Row. Directed by Michael Unger, this production will have its Official Opening on Sunday, November 15 at 3:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2009
Loaded, a new play written by Elliot Ramón Potts, is set for a limited engagement from November 7, 2009 through January 23, 2010 at Theatre Row. Directed by Michael Unger, this production will have its Official Opening on Sunday, November 15 at 3:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO (November 6, 2008)…Casting has been announced for the international smash hit, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. This multi-award winning musical returns to San Francisco for the holidays and will play the Orpheum Theatre beginning Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, January 4.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, This multi-award winning musical returns to San Francisco for the holidays plays the Orpheum Theatre beginning Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, January 4.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2009
Fela!, the critically acclaimed musical that had audiences on their feet during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway's 37 Arts, will arrive on Broadway this fall where it begins performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23. This new musical, based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones. Sahr Ngaujah will return in the title role for which he received universal acclaim, while the world renowned Antibalas and other members of the NYC Afrobeat community, under the direction of Aaron Johnson, will again perform Kuti?s rousing music live onstage. Winner of this year?s Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Fela! was conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Steve Hendel.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2009
Loaded, a new play written by Elliot Ramón Potts, is set for a limited engagement through January 23, 2010 at Theatre Row. Directed by Michael Unger, this production will have its Official Opening on Sunday, November 15 at 3:00PM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2008
McCarter Theatre Center announces casting for 28th ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF CHARLES DICKENS'A CHRISTMAS CAROL.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2008
Casting has been announced for the international smash hit, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. This multi-award winning musical returns to San Francisco for the holidays and will play the Orpheum Theatre beginning Wednesday, November 26 through Sunday, January 4.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2010
Jim Caruso has announced that Broadway's Dee Roscioli will be performing 'Decidedly Dee,' her cabaret debut, at Birdland on Monday, June 28 at 7pm. This concert will be part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012
The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced the full slate of 34 musical productions and special events for its ninth annual festival. This year's Festival will begin July 9th and continue through July 29th. An additional slate of free events, including 12 staged readings and several educational panel discussions, will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2010
The La Jolla Playhouse presents a new musical about Charlie Chaplin entitled LIMELIGHT: THE STORY OF CHARLIE CHAPLIN. The show will have its world premiere at the Mandell Weiss Theatre beginning September 7 and running through October 17.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2010
Broadway's Dee Roscioli will be performing 'Decidedly Dee,' her cabaret debut, at Birdland on Monday, June 28 at 7pm. This concert will be part of the Broadway at Birdland concert series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2008
Ruth & Stephen Hendel and Roy Gabay present the world premiere of Fela!, a new musical based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening) with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones, Fela! will feature Kuti's rousing music performed live onstage by Antibalas and other members of the New York Afrobeat community.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2009
Fela!, the critically acclaimed musical that had audiences on their feet during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway's 37 Arts, will arrive on Broadway this fall where it begins performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23. This new musical, based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones. Sahr Ngaujah will return in the title role for which he received universal acclaim, while the world renowned Antibalas and other members of the NYC Afrobeat community, under the direction of Aaron Johnson, will again perform Kuti?s rousing music live onstage. Winner of this year?s Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Fela! was conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Steve Hendel.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016
 Strippers speak, musicians muse and drag queens dare to share. Seen & Heard will feature some of Melbourne's finest variety artists doing what they do best, as well as sharing true tales of their lives behind the limelight.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2009
Beginning performances Tuesday, July 21, DEE ROSCIOLI will assume the role of Elphaba in the musical blockbuster WICKED. Ms. Roscioli is making her Broadway debut after playing the role of Elphaba for the final two years of the record-breaking Chicago production of WICKED. Dee joins a cast which includes Alli Mauzey as Glinda, Tony Award-winner Rondi Reed as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Kevin Kern as Fiyero, Alex Brightman as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose, and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2009
Beginning tonight Tuesday, July 21th, Dee Roscioli assumes the role of Elphaba in the hit musical WICKED. Ms. Roscioli is making her Broadway debut after playing the role of Elphaba for the final two years of the record-breaking Chicago production of WICKED. Dee joins a cast which includes Alli Mauzey as Glinda, Tony Award-winner Rondi Reed as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Kevin Kern as Fiyero, Alex Brightman as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose, and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2009
Beginning performances Tuesday, July 21, DEE ROSCIOLI will assume the role of Elphaba in the musical blockbuster WICKED. Ms. Roscioli is making her Broadway debut after playing the role of Elphaba for the final two years of the record-breaking Chicago production of WICKED. Dee joins a cast which includes Alli Mauzey as Glinda, Tony Award-winner Rondi Reed as Madame Morrible, P.J. Benjamin as The Wizard, Kevin Kern as Fiyero, Alex Brightman as Boq, Cristy Candler as Nessarose, and Timothy Britten Parker as Dr. Dillamond.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018
Wagner College Theatre kicks off its 50th Anniversary Season with a staged reading of GAMERS, a new play written by WCT alum Scott Barnhardt '01, on Sunday, January 21 at 5:00pm at the Stage One Studio Theater. Admission is free.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013
Reality meets make-believe in Blackfriars Theatre's production of David Mamet's hilarious play, A Life in the Theatre. This classic comedy takes us into the lives of two actors; Robert, a self-important, but insecure theatre veteran, and John, an eager and young up-and comer. Through a series of unrelenting comical scenes, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable and endless cycle of life, in and out of theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2009
McCarter Theatre Center announces casting for 28th ANNUAL PRODUCTION OF CHARLES DICKENS'A CHRISTMAS CAROL.' Adapted by DAVID THOMPSON Directed by MICHAEL UNGER Featuring Lisa Altomare, Richard Gallagher, Karron Graves, Stephen James King, James Ludwig, Janet Metz, Ned Noyes, John O'Creagh, Anne O'Sullivan, Karen Pittman, Nikki E. Walker with renowned Irish Actor Dermot Crowley as Ebenezer Scrooge Previews begin Sunday, December 7, 2008
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2006
The New York Musical Theatre Festival and the Chaplin Corporation present BEHIND THE LIMELIGHT, a new musical about the life and art of Charlie Chaplin by Christopher Curtis. Directed by Michael Unger, BEHIND THE LIMELIGHT features a distinguished cast that includes Luther Creek (Rent, Urinetown) as Chaplin, as well as Andrea McArdle (Tony Award nominee for Annie, Beauty and the Beast), Janet Metz (Falsettoland, Bingo:The Musical) and Garrett Long (The Spitfire Grill), among others.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2009
Fela!, the critically acclaimed musical that had audiences on their feet during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway?s 37 Arts, will arrive on Broadway this fall where it begins performances at the Eugene O?Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2006
Casting has been announced for The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, which will be presented at the New York Musical Theatre Festival from September 14th through 22nd
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2008
Ruth & Stephen Hendel and Roy Gabay present the world premiere of Fela!, a new musical based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2006
Complete scheduling information has been announced for the New York Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2009
Tony® Award-winner Lillias White will join the cast of Fela!, the new Broadway musical based on the life and music of African composer and performer Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, playing the role of the iconic artist's mother, Funmilayo Ransome-Kuti.