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Bells Are Ringing - 1957 - West End

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 BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series presented by Mark Cortale returns to Parker Playhouse in 2020. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers three intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by the Sirius XM Radio star, whom the New York Times dubbed a?oeThe Mayor of Broadway.a?? The series features three Tony Award winners and critically-acclaimed powerhouse talents: Kelli O'Hara (The King & I) on January 3, Stephanie J. Block (The Cher Show) February 22 and Santino Fontana (Tootsie) on April 3.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) opens its fourth production this season, Working, A Musical. The show runs September 4 through September 21 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Tony award winning Broadway star Faith Prince comes to QPAC and Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 October 2019. Faith Prince has been dazzling Broadway audiences since winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her performance as 'Ms. Adelaide' in Guys and Dolls.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 3, 2019
The popular duo KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar bring a new night of music and a new tribute to Broadway composers to The Laurie Beechman Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019
Following its sold-out Birdland Theater debut a new Sunday October 27th performance has been added of the 30th Anniversary Encore of his critically-acclaimed a?oeCARRIED AWAY: Jeff Harnar sings Comden & Green.a??
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved performer, lyricist and women's healthcare advocate Phyllis Newman, who passed away on September 15, 2019 at age 86. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Broadhurst, Helen Hayes, Lunt-Fontanne, Lyric, New Amsterdam, Samuel J. Friedman, St. James, and Vivian Beaumont Theatres in New York for one minute on Friday, September 27 at exactly 7:45pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Phyllis Newman. The news was shared on social media by her daughter, Amanda Green. Newman was 86 years old.
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2019
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, stage star Phyllis Newman passed away yesterday, September 15, at the age of 86. Newman got her start in show business at 4 years old imitating Carmen Miranda in theatres and clubs. Her portrayal of Martha Vail in the Jule Styne/Comden and Green musical Subways Are For Sleeping - costumed only in a bath towel - earned her a Tony Award. Her other Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Awake and Sing, Wish You Were Here, First Impressions, and her one-woman musical The Madwoman of Central Park West, which she co-authored with Arthur Laurents. She garnered a Tony Award nomination for her highly-acclaimed performance in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Phyllis Newman. The news was shared on social media by her daughter, Amanda Green. Newman was 86 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Broadway comes to Brisbane next month as musical theatre star Faith Prince graces the Cremorne Theatre Stage at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in An Intimate Evening with Faith Prince on 4 and 5 October 2019.
by Vicki Trask - Sep 11, 2019
RENT tells the story of six New York artists struggling to survive at the end of the millennium. With a plot so complicated, it could be an opera (Puccini's La Bohéme), RENT is also a classic and one dear to many theatre-lovers' hearts. Book, Music, and Lyrics by Jonathan Larson, this 20th Anniversary tour is a story that speaks to audiences young and old.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Broadway star Kelli O'Hara will return to London to play her debut solo concert engagement at Cadogan Hall on Sunday 10 November. The Tony Award-winning and Emmy and Grammy-nominated actress returns to the capital following her star turn in the smash-hit run of The King and I at The London Palladium
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 28, 2019
Cabaret superstar Jeff Harnar revisits his past and the work of songwriting legends Comden and Green with a 30th anniversary performance of his breakout show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Art Lab (Meg Fofonoff, Executive Producer) just announced the development of a new musical, shAme, written by Mark Governor, based on Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlett Letter. Tony Award Winner Kathleen Marshall is set to direct.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the next production in its 25th Anniversary season: the New Faces Sing Broadway series. New Faces Sing Broadway 1956, hosted by Angela Ingersoll, directed by Brianna Borger and music directed by Chuck Larkin, returns to Evanston at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and to The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2019
You oughtta know that Jagged Little Pill is officially in preview son Broadway!  The new musical is inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family - but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 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.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as David Garrison gives us a lesson on Richard Nixon and George Wallace.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Pittsburgh CLO is announced casting for the 28th annual production of A MUSICAL CHRISTMAS CAROL, December 6-22 at the Byham Theater. This year's production will feature lavish costumes, thrilling effects and a talented ensemble of both new and returning performers. Broadway star Mark Jacoby returns to Pittsburgh CLO to lead the cast as Ebenezer Scrooge. Tickets are now available by calling 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or at the Theater Square Box Office.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 10, 2019
This story takes place within a few weeks' time, about an affable guy who happens to be grieving a devastating loss. a?oeChamp,a?? a nickname Richard's beloved wife dubbed him, is all stressed out.  It has been a year since his wife has passed away, and he has settled into his lonely but nonetheless new pattern of going to the gym every day, then the Sandwich shop where he always gets the exact same order, brings it home and eats it as he talks to his dead wife.  Susie, or as he dubbed her, a?oePrincess,a?? who is not among the living anymore, although all her photos and belongings are laid out prominently in the living room, wanders about (we, the audience can actually see her) reacting silently to his dialogue. Billed as a Dramedy, the play is cleverly written and produced by Art Shulman (a?oeI Got Troubles;a?? a?oe The Rabbi's Mission;a?oe  a?oeOld Broads Can't Dunk;a?? God, Bring Me A Miracle;a?? a?oeBoxcar & Eugenia,a??) and many more, and Directed quite proficiently by Stan Mazin (As Director:  a?oeDoubting Thomas;a?? a?oeGod, Bring Me A Miracle;a??a?? The Prisoner of Second Ave.;a?? a?oeGive 'Em Hell Harry;a?? a?oeStepping Out;a?? As  choreographer:  a?oeBells Are Ringing;a?? a?oeAnything Goes;a?? a?oeFestival;a?? a?oeChicago;a?? a?oeJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat;a?? a?oePippin;a?? a?oeDames at Sea;a?? a?oeSuperstar,a?? et al.  Stan also appeared as a dancer/actor on the Carol Burnett show for a decade and his autobiography, a?oeA Dancer in Depth,a?? is available on Amazon.com and BN.com).     
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 1, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Marc Kudisch gives us a lesson on Richard J,. Daley.
by Nicholas Adler - May 9, 2020
She is a singer, actress, host, comedienne and shines on whatever stage she's on, and she's been on some amazing stages - Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center to name a few. Who is the SHE you ask? None other then the force of nature, one of the foremost performers of our time, Ms. Klea Blackhurst, of course!
by Ari Axelrod - May 8, 2020
Welcome to 'Cabaret Corner', a series devoted to having meaningful conversations with change-making cabaret artists.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Need a new Broadway diversion to get you through the day? Check back today at 1pm to watch as BroadwayWorld's Spencer Glass broadcasts a very special episode of It's The Day of the Show Y'all LIVE! Which little-known musical theatre treasure will he uncover? You'll have to tune in to find out!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020
Stage and screen legend Hal Linden recently appeared on Showbiz Nation Live! at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2020
Ideastream has reported that Great Lakes Theater Legend Gerald Freedman has passed away at age 92.
by Rob Lester - Mar 10, 2020
Highlights of Broadway are in the spotlight, sung (and occasionally danced) in the valued and audience-pleasing concert series at The Town Hall in NYC. Shows from the first five years of the 21st century were represented in the season opener.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020
San Francisco's acclaimed Merola Opera Program announced plans to debut online coaching and instruction for the young artists selected for the 2020 program, and a public series of master chats with performing arts luminaries, who will share their artistic and career experiences with the artists unable to take part in this year's training program and Summer Festival, which were canceled due to COVID-19.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.
by Roy Berko - Jan 6, 2020
Betty Comden (Basya Cohen) and Adolph Green were noted as one of the luminaire lyricist and script-writing teams of mid-20th century Broadway and Hollywood.
by Ronn Burton - Jan 25, 2020
Broadway Tonight, the performing arts series at the University of Central Oklahoma, recently welcomed Tony Award winner Faith Prince to its historic Mitchell Hall stage. Ms. Prince has earned her status as a living legend and one of Broadway's preeminent Divas. In this lovely, intimate concert, audiences were treated not only to Ms. Prince's signature zaniness and piercing belt, but also her warm soprano and magnetic stillness.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Award winning Broadway and Cabaret star, Jeff Harnar is Coming to St. Boniface on Siesta Key for a very special engagement. This concert will run in Sarasota, FL at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm. The concert is preceded by a cocktail hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Each ticket purchase includes 2 free drink vouchers. Tickets ($30/$40 includes ticket to Nunsense the Musical) are available at http://www.bonifacechurch.org/music.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Casting announced for the world premiere of brand new musical Stages which comes to VAULT Festival this March, written and composed by Christian Czornyj and directed by Adam Lenson.
by Patrick Honoré - Feb 10, 2020
After the concert version of West Side Story and an extensive tour of the musical Bells Are Ringing, director Jean Lacornerie and musical director Gérard Lecointe have chosen to collaborate again, delivering to the French public a comparatively little known musical of the 50s, The Pajama Game, which, outside being the work of the dream team Jerome Robbins directing, George Abbott writing the book, and Bob Fosse choreographing on Broadway for the very first time, stands as perhaps the only musical dealing with unions and labor conflicts. The least we can say is that this choice couldn't be more on point given the political context of France today, with major strikes going on in sync with the show, which began its run at Théâtre de la Croix-Rousse in Lyon, followed by an extensive tour at the Théâtre de la Renaissance, also in the Lyon area, and now for a three-day run at the gorgeous Opéra de Rennes, where I caught a sold out performance on February 1st.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
The Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series presented by Mark Cortale returns to Parker Playhouse in January. The series, co-presented by the Broward Center for the Performing Arts, delivers three intimate evenings of incredible music and hilarious conversations hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio star Seth Rudetsky, whom the New York Times dubbed 'The Mayor of Broadway.'
by Ben Rimalower - Dec 30, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning Broadway star Faith Prince about Liza Minnelli's 1972 live album 'Liza with a Z.' They also discuss Tina Landau, Fanny Brice, Funny Girl, Jule Styne, Judy Holliday, Mary Rodgers, Gwen Verdon, 'Fosse/Verdon,' Scott Frankel, Comden and Green, and Marilyn Maye. Faith tells stories of how she landed lead roles in shows like 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Bells Are Ringing,' and 'The First Wives Club,' and shares valuable advice on how to set yourself apart at auditions by bringing your intelligence into the room and onto the stage. She also talks about what it means to be your authentic self and the value of being present as a performer and in life. Faith's fabulous live albums 'Leap of Faith' and 'Total Faith' are available on iTunes, Amazon, and Spotify.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 18, 2019
Broadway leading man Perry Ojeda finally comes home in his new one man show JUST IN TIME: THE SONGS OF COMDEN AND GREEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Broadway stars Norm Lewis and Faith Prince will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago's premiere of Harry Warren and Al Dubin's song-and-dance spectacular 42nd Street, presented from May 29 a?" June 21, 2020 at Lyric Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago (press opening May 30, 2020).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 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.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with The Mike Stern/Bill Evans Band, The Larry Fuller Trio, Jeff Harnar Sings Comden & Green, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
The McKittrick Hotel (530 West 27th Street, NYC), home of Sleep No More, announces a?oeThis House is Haunteda??, a special one-night concert evening starring Sydney James Harcourt, on Thursday, September 5th at 10:00 pm in the McKittrick's Manderley Bar (530 West 27th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the return of its popular series New Faces Sing Broadway at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. in Evanston and The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Patti Karr has died at 88.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Working, A Musical opens on September 4th at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF). The show runs through September 21st at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.