Bells Are Ringing

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 - May 16, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a symposium entitled 'Choreography in Collaboration' on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM at SDC, 321 West 44th Street, Suite 804.
by Aaron Kaburick - May 15, 2019
To get you started, here is a list of tenor audition songs: Not a Day Goes By, There But For You Go I, Take a Chance on Me, It Only Takes a Taste, You Walk with Me, The Wall in My Head, Bright Star, Good Boy, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis, will mount two world premiere productions during the 42nd Season. DIG, written and directed by Theresa Rebeck (July 11-27, 2019), and MRS. CHRISTIE by Heidi Armbruster (August 1-17, 2019) fall between the Festival's previously announced runs of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES (June 20-July 6, 2019) and SLOW FOOD by Wendy MacLeod (August 22-31, 2019) at the Dorset Playhouse (104 Cheney Road, Dorset, VT 05251).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2019
Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters today, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Today, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
The Town Hall presents Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1943 and 1951 onMonday, March 25th at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening continues Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
The Drama League has named honorees of this year's special recognitions at the 85th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Marya Grandyin Marya Grandy: Live from Feinstein's/54 Below.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 26, 2019
The Town Hall just presented Broadway By The Year: Broadway Musicals of 1943 and 1951 last night, March 25th at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening continues Broadway By The Year's 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Hal Linden, one of TV iconic personalities, will join the internationally acclaimed attraction "In the Mood" when its 25th Silver Celebration Tour rolls into Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, from April 23-27. "In the Mood" is being presented as part of Bucks County Playhouse's Visiting Artists Series.
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 2, 2019
Jonathan Larson's Tony Award-winning groundbreaking musical, RENT, rocks stages across America in its 20th Anniversary touring production. It is currently playing at the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. Forget regret. This is a show you must see.
by Michael Dale - Mar 15, 2019
Buried amongst the over twenty names receiving the smallest-sized billing for their contributions to Roundabout Theatre Company's hot new revival of Cole Porter and Sam & Bella Spewack's masterpiece of kick-back musical comedy entertainment, Kiss Me, Kate, is the credit 'Additional Material' with the name of the accomplished Broadway lyricist Amanda Green written below.
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2019
A bevy of Broadway's brightest stars joined a sold-out audience on March 11, 2019, to celebrate and motivate the LGBTQ community and its allies through gender-reversed renditions of beloved show tunes, spectacular choreography and a record-breaking fundraising total at Broadway Backwards. Check out highlights from the evening below!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce its 25th Anniversary season that includes the 2019 - 2020 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway productions.. Porchlight's Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits return to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.  
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the full casting for the world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award). Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and little-known Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney as Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Joining McCraney in the cast are Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $29 and can be purchased at SchimmelCenter.org, by phone at 212-346-1715, or by visiting the Schimmel Center Box Office at 3 Spruce Street, Manhattan. Box office hours are Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-5pm, and then beginning three hours prior to each performance, through intermission.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award). Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and little-known Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney as Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Joining McCraney in the cast are Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award). Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and little-known Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney as Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Joining McCraney in the cast are Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Acclaimed Chicago cabaret and theater favorites Judy Rossignuolo-Rice and Bernie Rice will be performing songs from the Great White Way including Fiddler on the Roof, Man of LaMancha, Gypsy, Bells are Ringing, and many more in their show Broadway Comes to Boystown! At Drew's on Halsted, Sunday, July 22nd. . It promises to be an evening of fun and great music performed in their special way. The husband and wife team have performed at the Park West, Skokie Theatre, and appear many times at Monday Night Live At Petterino's.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
The Barrow Group announces its 2019-2020 season, which consists of three timely productions that invite audiences to take a look deep within-inspiring positive change in action and awareness.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019
Dorset Theatre Festival, under the leadership of Artistic Director Dina Janis and Producing Director Will Rucker, will open DIG, the first World Premiere production of the 42nd Season, on July 11. The play is written and directed by the Festival's Resident Playwright, Theresa Rebeck.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Theatre for a New Audience presents About Alice, the world premiere of a new play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his 2007 memoir of the same name. The production, directed by Leonard Foglia, plays January 8-February 3, 2019 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn). 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, winner of BroadwayWorld's Award for Best Musical two years running, is pleased to announce the opening of the hit production, 'ANNIE,' with Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on 'Little Orphan Annie'. The production is directed and choreographed by Robin Levine, with musical direction by Jillian K. Zack. The show features two different youth casts of orphans, the Charles cast and the Strouse cast. Playing the roles of Annie are Lily Hogge (Charles Cast) and Zoi Pegues (Strouse Cast). Also, featured in the company are Robert Newman as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, who is best known for his 28-year run as 'Joshua Lewis' on the hit television series Guiding Light, and Erin Fish as Ms. Hannigan who recently played the role on the U.S. National Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Queensbury Theatre is proud to announce the cast for the world premiere of Breaking Out of Sunset Place, playing January 24 - February 10, 2019.
by TV Scoop - Jan 25, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of CRIMINAL MINDS, airing on CBS on Wednesday, February 6, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, winner of BroadwayWorld's Award for Best Musical two years running, is pleased to announce the opening of the hit production, 'ANNIE,' with Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on 'Little Orphan Annie'. The production is directed and choreographed by Robin Levine, with musical direction by Jillian K. Zack. The show features two different youth casts of orphans, the Charles cast and the Strouse cast. Playing the roles of Annie are Lily Hogge (Charles Cast) and Zoi Pegues (Strouse Cast). Also, featured in the company are Robert Newman as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, who is best known for his 28-year run as 'Joshua Lewis' on the hit television series Guiding Light, and Erin Fish as Ms. Hannigan who recently played the role on the U.S. National Tour.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019
GhostLit Repertory Theatre Company, under the leadership of Harrison Lang and Caitlin Teeley, has announced that a semi-staged concert performance of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning classic Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be performed today, January 19 at 7:30pm at The Egremont Barn.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Big Apple Performing Arts, the home of New York City Gay Men's Chorus and Youth Pride Chorus, today announced that HARMONY | Ladies of Broadway will feature Faith Prince, Bonnie Milligan, Janet Dacal, Marla Louissaint, and Jessica Hendy performing live at the annual gala fundraiser on February 14 at Current, Pier 59.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre continues its "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows with direction by Adrian Abel Azevedo, musical direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker.  Porchlight Revisits Can-Can is presented for three performances-only Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Two-show discounted subscriptions and single tickets for $37 are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
The Aventura Broadway Concert Series presented by the City of Aventura continues with Faith Prince at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Sunday, February 10 at 7 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
A young Classics professor puts her career-and her love life-in peril, and calls on the gods of Ancient Greece to save her. Things don't go according to plan when the gods who show up are The Gods of Comedy!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of CRIMINAL MINDS, airing on CBS today, February 6, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
After a hit run at Palm Springs' Coachella Valley Rep, a string of high profile performances at acclaimed jazz club Upstairs at Vitello's in Los Angeles and an exclusive engagement onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's mega ship The Escape, PERRY LAYLON OJEDA brings his solo act: JUST IN TIME: The Songs of Betty Comden & Adolph Green to Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City on April 4th 2019 at 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Schimmel Center at Pace University concludes its 2018-19 Cabaret Series with an evening of standards and musical theater selections composed by women titled Baby, Dream Your Dream: The Great Women Songwriters on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019
CAPE FEAR REGIONAL THEATRE, winner of BroadwayWorld's Award for Best Musical two years running, is pleased to announce the opening of the hit production, 'ANNIE,' with Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by Charles Strouse and Lyrics by Martin Charnin, based on 'Little Orphan Annie'. The production is directed and choreographed by Robin Levine, with musical direction by Jillian K. Zack. The show features two different youth casts of orphans, the Charles cast and the Strouse cast. Playing the roles of Annie are Lily Hogge (Charles Cast) and Zoi Pegues (Strouse Cast). Also, featured in the company are Robert Newman as Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, who is best known for his 28-year run as 'Joshua Lewis' on the hit television series Guiding Light, and Erin Fish as Ms. Hannigan who recently played the role on the U.S. National Tour.
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 14, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Valentine's Day! Before you spend the day with the one you love, catch up on the latest Broadway news!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Tony Award winner Faith Prince returns toFeinstein's at the Nikko with her acclaimed show, Have a Little Faith, on Friday, March 29 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 30 (8 p.m.). Have a Little Faith is a smorgasbord of Faith Prince: past, present, and future. From her memorable Broadway triumphs, to tales and songs from her early Off-Broadway gems, to her latest Broadway roles, the evening sparkles with doses of Faith's quirky trademark humor, as well as touching moments filled with pathos.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts has just announced the cast list for its production of 'INTO THE WOODS: IN CONCERT'. There will be three performances, March 8 at 8 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Ticket prices range between $39 - $69, plus applicable fees, and are available online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit PatchogueTheatre.org, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
Kelli O'Hara will return to London in November 2019, after the smash hit run of The King and I at London's Palladium, to play her debut London solo concert engagement at Cadogan Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Beth Fowler, who won two SAG Awards for her performance as Sister Jane Ingalls on the hit Netflix series "ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK", will play Grandma Kurnitz in this Sunday's benefit reading of LOST IN YONKERS.
by Sara Crescente - Dec 25, 2018
Il Natale. Non c'e nulla di piu bello dell'albero che illumina la stanza con le sue lucine colorate, o dei regali perfettamente impacchettati che lo circondano. Per non parlare poi degli immancabili dolci e della perenne lotta tra chi ama il pandoro e chi invece il panettone. Eppure, non sarebbe davvero Natale senza le canzoni che, con le loro note allegre, fanno da colonna sonora a questo giorno di festa. Per gli amanti dei musical, abbiamo selezionato dieci canzoni, dalle piu classiche alle piu recenti, che vi terranno compagnia durante questa giornata di festa, dalla preparazione del grande pranzo natalizio alla delicata procedura di spacchettare i regali.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the Producer Boot CampRaising Money for Theater 2019: Who, How and When to Ask at the Playroom Theater on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 10am-6pm at Studio 353, 353 W. 48th Street, 2nd floor. $175 for non-members, $150 for TRU members ($25 off if you register by 1/11). To register, visithttps://truonline.org/events/raising-money-2019/.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the Producer Boot CampRaising Money for Theater 2019: Who, How and When to Ask at the Playroom Theater on Sunday, January 27, 2019 from 10am-6pm at Studio 353, 353 W. 48th Street, 2nd floor. $175 for non-members, $150 for TRU members ($25 off if you register by 1/11). To register, visit https://truonline.org/events/raising-money-2019/.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018
Theatre for a New Audience presents About Alice, the world premiere of a new play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his 2007 memoir of the same name. The production, directed by Leonard Foglia, plays January 8-February 3, 2019 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn). 
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.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019
Award-winning vocalist JEFF HARNAR makes his Birdland Theater debut with a Special 30th Anniversary Encore of his critically-acclaimed a?oeCARRIED AWAY: Jeff Harnar sings Comden & Green.a??
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
Award-winning local singer, Jaci Davis, returns for her 4th appearance at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 PM in 'Jaci Sings Jule'.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Apr 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny.