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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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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.  
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by Jim Munson - Sep 21, 2021
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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
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by Stephi Wild - Oct 13, 2021
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by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2021
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by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2022
Jingle bells are ringing at Open Stage, a theatre company in downtown Harrisburg. Open Stage will present Who's Holiday! in its Studio Theater from Nov. 26 – Dec. 22. The irreverent parody is a twist on the classic The Grinch. Open Stage will also present Paige Turner: Drag Me to Christmas!, a live holiday show with New York City drag superstar Paige Turner, on Dec. 17.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 28, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 18, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2022
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by Amber Kusching - May 15, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - May 11, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 7, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 16, 2023
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2022
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by Amber Kusching - Jun 1, 2022
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by Alan Henry - Jul 27, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Jul 19, 2022
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by Stephi Wild - Jan 19, 2023
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by Stephi Wild - Jan 12, 2023
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by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2022
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by Team BWW - Feb 19, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 16, 2022
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by A.A. Cristi - Feb 14, 2023
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by Stephen Mosher - Dec 9, 2022
The newest lineup of cabaret stars that will chat with Michael Kirk Lane for 92Y has been announced and it's a doozy.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2022
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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 1, 2022
Theatre for a New Audience has announced new preview, press, and opening dates for Denis Johnson’s Des Moines. Due to the detection of Covid within the Des Moines company, performances November 29 – December 3 have been canceled, with the production now beginning December 4.
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.

Bells Are Ringing Frequently Asked Questions

What other awards has Bells Are Ringing been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sydney Chaplin.

What other awards has Bells Are Ringing won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sydney Chaplin.

What awards has Bells Are Ringing been nominated for?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sydney Chaplin.

What awards has Bells Are Ringing won?
Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Sydney Chaplin.

What productions of Bells Are Ringing have there 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 is the 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
Just in Time
Drop That Name
The Party's Over
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