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Bells Are Ringing - 1956 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

In Bells Are Ringing, a lonely young woman can't help getting involved in the lives of her answering service clients. When she falls for a man she has met only by voice, classic 1950s mayhem ensues. The score, by turns brassy, sweet and romantic, includes "Just in Time," "The Party's Over," "I Met a Girl," "Long Before I Knew You" and a fistful of other great tunes from one of Broadway's greatest tunesmiths. The original production opened at the Shubert Theater on November 29, 1956, and played a total of 924 performances. The entire original production was directed by Jerome Robbins; dance and musical numbers of the original production were staged by Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse. The show won Tony awards for its stars Judy Holliday and Sydney Chaplin.

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by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021
North Carolina Theatre announced today that the leading role of “Billie Holiday” in their upcoming production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill will be performed by Angela Robinson, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green.  
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2021
TWO JEWS WALK INTO A WAR… is the first production of Playhouse on Park's 13th Main Stage Season.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 28, 2020
Today's episode features Broadway veteran Stephen Bogardus, who chats about how he's coping with life in the pandemic, how theatre has changed since March, and how he expects changes to continue in the future.
by Jim Munson - Sep 21, 2021
BroadwayWorld chats with Cate Hayman, star of 'CHESS in Concert' at 42nd Street Moon. The show marks Moon's return to live, in-person performance and features a killer score by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson and renowned lyricist Tim Rice. It remains the only musical of the modern era to generate multiple, massive hits on the pop charts.
by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021
Broadway's Kelli O'Hara performed a rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' at New York's 9/11 memorial service yesterday. The traditional ceremony took place at ground zero twenty years after the tragic terrorist attack.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
North Carolina Theatre has announced that the leading role of “Billie Holiday” in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill will be performed by Angela Robinson in the upcoming production directed by Jarvis Antonio Green.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 10, 2020
Dying for a new diversion in the absence of live theatre? Look no further than Old Show Queens- a 13-episode web series that is streaming now!
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2021
Excited for FUNNY GIRL's return to Broadway? We've got casting news today about Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch and Jared Grimes joining the cast for the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre begins its eighth season of Chicago's “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Nunsense, book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin+ with direction by Michelle Lauto*, musical direction by Kailey Rockwell* and choreography by Jenna Schoppe*.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
Discover the magic of movie musicals this month as BroadwayHD delivers an unforgettable lineup of some of the most beloved and well-known productions in history. Starting October 1, West Side Story will make its way to the platform along with Academy Award-winning musical, along with Academy Award-winning film Yentl, starring Barbra Streisand. 
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Oct 30, 2020
Beth Malone is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2021
Cal State Fullerton's fall season kicks off – in-person! – with “The SpongeBob Musical,” based on Nickelodeon's beloved animated series, with musical production co-conceived by Tina Landau and featuring songs by a diverse group of pop artists; book by Kyle Jarrow; and direction by Sarah Ripper.
by Michael Major - Oct 1, 2021
In Monarch, reigning King of Country Music Albie Roman (Adkins), along with his insanely talented, but tough as nails wife, Queen of Country Music Dottie Cantrell Roman (Sarandon), have created a country music dynasty. But even though the Roman name is synonymous with authenticity, the very foundation of their success is a lie.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2021
For the holiday season, Westport Country Playhouse will present a Script in Hand playreading of “A Merry Little Christmas Carol,” based on Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol,” before a live audience on Monday, December 13, at 7 p.m.
by Ben Rimalower - Nov 30, 2020
In this episode, Ben and Daniel watch and discuss the 1960 film 'Bells Are Ringing,' starring Judy Holliday and Dean Martin. The film is directed by Vincente Minnelli and is based on the hit 1956 Broadway musical with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Jule Styne.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 3, 2020
Sleigh bells are ringing as Riverside Center for the Performing Arts prepares to celebrate the holiday season with A Riverside Family Christmas, opening Wednesday, November 25th, and running through Sunday, December 27th.
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 2, 2020
Sleigh bells are ringing as Riverside Center for the Performing Arts prepares to celebrate the holiday season with A Riverside Family Christmas, opening Wednesday, November 25th, and running through Sunday, December 27th. Experience the warmth, traditions, values, and messages of Christmas in a show packed with charm, inspiration, and the goodwill of the season. Enjoy pure entertainment through music, dance, and holiday stories.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 11, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Lawrence Clayton has died at age 64. The news was shared with BroadwayWorld by multiple friends and former castmates of Clayton's.
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
Meet the complete cast for A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical, as rehearsals began in New York ahead of the musical's world premiere, pre-Broadway engagement this summer at Boston's Emerson Colonial Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
Laura and Linda Benanti's concert, as part of Seth Rudetsky's Seth Concert Series, premiered yesterday at 3pm and re-aired at 8pm.
by Amber Kusching - May 15, 2022
Now’s the time! Get out of your room, grab your favorite beverage, and head over to Haddonfield Plays & Players’ production of Hallelujah, Baby! playing May 20th through June 4th in Haddonfield, NJ.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
A dependable haven for artists in isolation, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) is now into its second year of non-stop weekly Community Gatherings this Friday, having offered to date over 100 conversations and unlimited camaraderie since April 17, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
A new play about the decades-long, tempestuous friendship between Dorothy Parker and Robert Benchley will receive an industry reading on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022
The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and Mark Cortale will present the return of the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ The Wallis Concert Series with Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara and hosted/music directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky on Saturday, April 2, 7 pm, in The Wallis’ Bram Goldsmith Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2022
The highly anticipated Broadway revival of Funny Girl is beginning performances tonight, March 26, at the August Wilson Theatre, ahead of an official opening on April 24. Meet the cast bringing this iconic show back to the stage!
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2021
Actor-director David Edwards, host of the weekly 'Beyond the Green Room' discussion series on all things theatrical, welcomes Nicolas King, Karen Mason and Lisa St. Lou on Sunday, March 21 at 1 PM ET.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 17, 2021
Today's top stories: Shakespeare in the Park returns this summer, The Office! A Musical Parody resumes off-Broadway next month, Lin-Manuel Miranda announces new book on In the Heights, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2021
Liza Minnelli recently celebrated her 75th birthday! Michael Feinstein has shared a video from Liza's birthday celebration of Liza and Joan Collins performing an impromptu duet of 'Just in Time' from the musical Bells Are Ringing.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Sydney James Harcourt, a Grammy Award-winning Broadway performer and film and television star, will appear in the title role of Othello at the 2022 Interlochen Shakespeare Festival. Performances are July 1 & 2 and July 8 & 9 at 8 p.m. in the Upton-Morley Pavilion at Interlochen Center for the Arts.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 22, 2021
In her Feinstein's/54 Below debut solo show, Beth Malone delivers light into a formerly dark world.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
The Theatre Group at SBCC is excited to announce the first show of the 2022-23 season will be the exuberant musical, SOMETHING ROTTEN! Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell, Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, Conceived by Karey Kirkpatrick and Wayne Kirkpatrick.  SOMETHING ROTTEN! will run July 6-23, 2022 in the Garvin Theatre and will be directed by Katie Laris, musical direction by David Potter and choreography by Christina McCarthy.
by Jim Munson - Jun 2, 2022
BroadwayWorld talks to Ashley Garlick, who is starring as Babe in 42nd Street Moon's new production of the Golden Age musical comedy 'The Pajama Game,' running live in San Francisco June 2 to 19.
by Amber Kusching - Jun 1, 2022
Haddonfield Plays & Players’ is South Jersey’s only BYOB theatre. So, grab your favorite beverage and head over to HP&P’s Hallelujah, Baby! playing now through June 4th in Haddonfield, NJ. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, please visit www.haddonfieldplayers.com
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 18, 2021
Today (January 18) in live streaming: Kelli O'Hara sings with Seth Rudetsky, BAM celebrates MLK Day, and more!
by Team BWW - Jan 18, 2021
Kelli O'Hara's performance as part of The Seth Concert Series, re-airs today at 3 PM ET. Check out an exclusive clip from the concert, which premiered last night, featuring Kelli singing Always Better from The Bridges of Madison County.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2021
Kelli O'Hara's concert with Seth Rudetsky, as part of The Seth Concert Series, premieres tonight, January 17, at 8pm EST. The concert will then re-air tomorrow, January 18, at 3pm.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jan 16, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with Broadway's favorite soprano, Kelli O'Hara, who will soon join Seth Rudetsky for two very special concerts on Sunday, January 17 (8pm) and Monday, January 18 (3pm).
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 16, 2021
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, January 16-17, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021
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by Team BWW - Feb 19, 2022
Just last week, The Music Man marched back to Broadway- the latest revival of a show from musical theatre's most glorious time- the Golden Age. What was the Golden Age of Broadway all about and what years did it cover? Study up!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny’s 2022 season, which opens on June 13 with the celebrated return of the 2021 hit that audiences went “Whoopee!” for, the Tony Award-winning Chicago.
by BWW Prompts - Dec 2, 2020
We want to hear from you! Submit your response to our daily #BWWPrompts, where we ask our readers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram questions to spark some theater conversation.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 16, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale has announced that five award-winning stars of the stage and screen will join the January 2021 line-up of The Seth Concert Series, the live weekly series based on Seth Rudetsky’s international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown ten years ago.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre will conclude the eighth season of its “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange, book and lyrics by Stew, music by Heidi Rodewald and Stew, direction by Donterrio, music directed by Justin Akira Kono and choreography by Terri K Woodall, May 18 and 19.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 2, 2021
The virtual edition of Broadway Backwards delivered an emotional and exuberant evening of performances and raised a record $749,555 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2021
Broadway veteran and Buffalo native CHERYL STERN stars in a one night only, live stream event featuring Broadway legends and Buffalo artists as they share their talents and tales of survival during the best of times and the worst.

Bells Are Ringing Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of Bells Are Ringing have their been?
Bells Are Ringing has had 8 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1956, West End which opened in 1957, US Tour which opened in 1959, Regional (US) which opened in 1999, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2017.

What Tony Awards has Bells Are Ringing been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Choreography for Jerome Robbins .

What productions of Bells Are Ringing have their been?
Bells Are Ringing has had 8 productions including Broadway which opened in 1956, Broadway which opened in 1956, West End which opened in 1957, US Tour which opened in 1959, Regional (US) which opened in 1999, Broadway which opened in 2001, Broadway which opened in 2001 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2017.

What songs are in Bells Are Ringing and what's the order?
Bells Are Ringing
It's a Perfect Relationship
On My Own
You've Got to Do It
It's a Simple Little System
Is It a Crime?
Hello, Hello, There!
I Met a Girl
Long Before I Knew You
Mu-Cha-Cha
Just in Time
Drop That Name
The Party's Over
Salzburg
The Midas Touch
I'm Goin' Back
Better Than a Dream
Inspector Barnes
Oogie Woogie Shoogie
Santa's Lullaby
Do It Yourself
My Guiding Star
To Love and To Lose
Where in the World

What is the order of songs in Bells Are Ringing and what's the order?
Bells Are Ringing
It's a Perfect Relationship
On My Own
You've Got to Do It
It's a Simple Little System
Is It a Crime?
Hello, Hello, There!
I Met a Girl
Long Before I Knew You
Mu-Cha-Cha
Just in Time
Drop That Name
The Party's Over
Salzburg
The Midas Touch
I'm Goin' Back
Better Than a Dream
Inspector Barnes
Oogie Woogie Shoogie
Santa's Lullaby
Do It Yourself
My Guiding Star
To Love and To Lose
Where in the World