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Bells Are Ringing - 1959 - US Tour

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 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 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 Nicole Rosky - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 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 Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020
Stage and screen legend Hal Linden recently appeared on Showbiz Nation Live! at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.
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 17, 2020
Ideastream has reported that Great Lakes Theater Legend Gerald Freedman has passed away at age 92.
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 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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 Stephen Mosher - Jun 22, 2021
In her Feinstein's/54 Below debut solo show, Beth Malone delivers light into a formerly dark world.
by Alan Henry - 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 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 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
Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, welcomed 100+ online visitors to this season’s second CULTURE & COCKTAILS this week. The fun theme of this season’s series of “Conversations” is Cool People Doing Neat Stuff!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021
Ithaca, NEW YORK, (February 2021) Ithaca College Hillel and Kyle Friedman (Ithaca College '23) present a fundraiser reading of Rye Bread, a new play written by Audrey Lang (Ithaca College '20, Pride Plays) and directed by Britt Berke (The 24 Hour Plays: Nationals).
by Stephi Wild - 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 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 Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Patti Karr has died at 88.
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.