Best Foot Forward 2004

Opened: March 19, 2004
Closing: March 21, 2004

Best Foot Forward - 2004 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

Theatre at St. Peter's Church
Citicorp Center (619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.) New York, NY

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Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Announces 2023-24 Season Featuring 51 Concerts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 30, 2023

The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center has announced its 2023-24 season, which celebrates the passing of the artistic torch and the theme of Legacy, with the final farewell concerts of two esteemed American string quartets, both with long histories at CMS.

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 2, 2022

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

BroadwayWorld's 4th Annual Phonys! 2022 Tony Categories We Wish Existed
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2022

Each year, the Tony Awards honor Broadway's best and brightest from the current season. And though the awards are many, each year there are a few shows that bring a little something new and different to the stage that deserve their own brand of recognition.

Phoenix Theatre Ensemble Presents the First Annual Phoenix Festival: Live Arts in Nyack
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022

Nyack joins the roster of world class arts events with the launch of The Phoenix Festival: Live Arts in Nyack – a performing arts celebration set for this fall 2022.

Creativity, Commitment and Community Enable Broadway Training Center to Thrive Amid Pandemic
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2021

Broadway Training Center of Westchester, one of the region's premier performing arts schools, is on a roll. Late year, the school purchased its longtime location and the building next door in Hastings-on-Hudson, securing a permanent home. Then in early January, it hosted a highly successful and entirely virtual Winter Gala and Alumni Show, exceeding its ambitious fundraising goal of $100,000.

Arrow Video US Announces December 2020 Release Schedule
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 1, 2020

2020 has been a tough year for us all, leaving many to look forward to 2021. Arrow is looking to send us out on a high note with another stunning lineup of releases. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and start 2021 on the right foot by ending 2020 with some of the year's best Blu-ray releases.

Review Roundup: Find Out What Critics Thought of HAMILTON on Disney+ - Updating Live!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 4, 2020

In just days, the world will get to tune in for the phenomenon that is Hamilton, when it arrives on Disney+. The critics however, have already gotten their shot at the new film.

AMC Studios Inks Multi-Year Overall Deals With Rolin Jones, Gina Mingacci And Ray McKinnon
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 7, 2020

AMC Studios announced today that it has entered into separate exclusive, multi-year overall deals with Rolin Jones (Friday Night Lights, Weeds), Gina Mingacci (Killing Eve, Orphan Black) and Ray McKinnon (Rectify, Deadwood) to develop and produce new series for AMC Networks' Entertainment Group as well as other content companies. The deals expand AMC Networks' ongoing or previous creative partnerships with Jones, Mingacci and McKinnon.

BWW Exclusive: The 101 Greatest Television Episodes of All Time - from I LOVE LUCY to BETTER CALL SAUL
by Peter Nason - Apr 22, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best TV episodes from the 1950's to 2020; see if your favorites made the list!

Outfest Fusion To Honor Blackhouse Foundation Founder Brickson Diamond With Fusion Achievement Award
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2020

Outfest Fusion 2020: Culture. Film. Music. Story. presented by Comcast NBCUniversal is announcing today Blackhouse Foundation Founding Board Member and Chair Brickson Diamond will be the recipient of the 2020 Fusion Achievement Award for his decades of outstanding contributions to the LGBTQ Arts and Media Visibility. Diamond has dedicated his career to philanthropy and advancing opportunities for people of color through diversity, inclusion and core culture advisement across industries including entertainment, technology, investment management and non-profits. 

City Winery Releases January 2020 Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019

City Winery Chicago has released its schedule (1200 W. Randolph St) for the month. All City Winery Chicago events are open to all ages and start at 8:00 p.m., unless noted.  Tickets can be purchased by calling 312-733-WINE (9463) or by visiting www.citywinery.com/chicago.

Chicago Sinfonietta's CEO Jim Hirsch To Retire After 40 Years
by Julie Musbach - Jul 19, 2019

Jim Hirsch, one of Chicago's best known and most beloved advocates for the Chicago music scene, recognized for growing the careers of artists young and old, expanding audiences and creating diverse programming, will step down from the Chicago Sinfonietta after 15 years of service as Executive Director and CEO effective July 1, 2020. Hirsch's career, spanning four decades, also includes serving as Executive Director at the Old Town School of Folk Music for 18 years, and General Manager of the iconic Chicago Theatre for four years.

The Barrow Group Sets Premieres and Revival for 2019-2020 Season
by Julie Musbach - 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.

Bill T. Jones, Claudia Rankine & Tracy K. Smith To Appear In Conversation At Live Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2019

Legendary choreographer, National Medal of Arts (2013) and MacArthur "Genius" Award (1994) recipient, and artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones comes together with equally esteemed poet, essayist, playwright, and editor Claudia Rankine and renowned writer and the 22nd Poet Laureate of the United States, Tracy K. Smith.

Rioult Dance NY 2019 Spring Gala Honors Actress Kathleen Turner And Board Member Lisa Mueller
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 26, 2019

RIOULT Dance NY's 2019 Spring Gala and Live Auction held on Wednesday, March 20, raised over $200,000 to benefit the creation of new Company works, a performance space and community arts programs.

Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, George Ezra and Biffy Clyro to Headline the 2019 Isle of Wight Festival
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 23, 2019

Following last year's momentous 50th anniversary celebrations, The Isle of Wight Festival today announces the first artists for the 2019 event, which kicks off the British festival season on  13th - 16th June.

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces November Panel
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 5, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the November Panel:General Manager and Attorney, and the Early Development of New Work on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) at The Actors' Temple, 339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036. This panel is free for TRU members;$12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door).Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/general-manager-and-attorney/ or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.

BWW Interview: ZJ Fang, the Chinese Soloist In ABT: How Injury Gave Me A Second Chance In Ballet at Lincoln Center
by Qianqian Xing - Sep 25, 2018

Zhong-Jing Fang was promoted to soloist at the American Ballet Theatre in 2018, the first Chinese ballerina to be promoted to soloist since Yan Chen in 1993. Almost ten years ago, she tore her posterior tibial tendon in her right foot during a rehearsal. Doctors told her that the chances of her returning to the stage were extremely slim.

August Shows Announced At City Winery Chicago
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2018

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago (1200 W. Randolph St) throughout the month.

Photo Flash: Mallory Catlett's Award-Winning THIS WAS THE END Returns to the Mabou Mines Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2018

Since 2004, director Mallory Catlett has worked across disciplines to expand the boundaries of theater. Through original works with her own company, Restless NYC, and collaborations with some of today's leading artists-composer Mika Karlsson (The Echo Drift), Dread Scott (Decision), Aaron Landsman (City Council Meeting & Perfect City)-Catlett creates theater that The New York Times calls "lurid, feverish and powerful." She has been called a "downtown treasure" by Time Out New York.

Flushing Town Hall to Present US Debut of PunjabTronix, Exciting Collaboration Between Music Producer DJ Swami, Punjabi Folk Musicians, and Filmmaker John Minton
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2018

On Saturday, March 10, technology will meet tradition as cutting-edge live electronica and digital technologies combine with the traditional sounds of Punjab when Flushing Town Hall presents PunjabTronix.

Broadway And Film Stars Take The Stage In Gulfshore Playhouse's THE PRICE
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2017

As its first production of the new year, Gulfshore Playhouse presents Arthur Miller's The Price. Starring Jeffrey Binder (Broadway's Lion King and Mary Poppins ), David Whalen (star of motion pictures Fault in our Stars and American Pastoral ), Stuart Zagnit (Broadway's Newsies, Wicked, and Seussical ), and Marilee Talkington (off-Broadway's Truce) and directed by Kristen Coury, Gulfshore Playhouse's founder and producing artistic director, The Price will run from Saturday, Jan. 13 through Sunday, Feb. 4.

Chelsea Manning, Laurie Anderson, Solange Take Stage At DAY FOR NIGHT SUMMIT
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2017

Day for Night is proud to announce the program for the first edition of the Day for Night Summit, which will take place on Friday, December 15. The Summit will feature art and technology pioneers Laurie Anderson, Chelsea Manning, Nadya Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot), and Lauren McCarthy and serve as the first opportunity to experience 18 site-specific art installations from artists Ryoji Ikeda and Matthew Schreiber in a more intimate setting before the festival weekend officially kicks off.

Paisley Park Announces MUSICOLOGY Finalists
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced the nine finalists for the special four-day Battle of the Bands event, titled MUSICOLOGY – Summer 2017, to be held August 31st through September 3rd at Paisley Park.  The unique live performance event will highlight “Real Music By Real Musicians” – an ethos Prince consistently championed through his life, creative works and incendiary live performances.  The finalists are: Cosmos (Seattle, WA), iLLism (Minneapolis, MN), Pho (Minneapolis. MN), The Nightowls (Austin, TX), Black Alley (Washington, DC), Le'Asha Julius (New York, NY), Anonymous Da Band (Atlanta, GA), Radiochurch (Minneapolis, MN) and Purple Funk Metropolis (Minneapolis, MN).  The groups were selected from an open pool of video submissions entered via Paisley Park's official Facebook page between July 7th – 31st.

Paisley Park Announces MUSICOLOGY-Summer 2017
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 7, 2017

Prince's Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced dates for a special four-day Battle of the Bands event, titled MUSICOLOGY - Summer 2017, to be held August 31st through September 3rd at Paisley Park. This unique live performance event will highlight "Real Music by Real Musicians" - an ethos Prince consistently championed through his life, creative works and incendiary live performances. Nine finalists will be selected from an open pool of video submissions and invited to Paisley Park to perform for a live audience in the legendary Soundstage, the site of countless iconic Prince performances, including the Sign O' The Times and Rave Un2 the Year 2000 concert films. Music groups interested in participating are invited to enter a video submission today via Paisley Park's Facebook page; please visit facebook.com/officialpaisleypark for full details and submission criteria. The deadline for submissions is July 30, 2017.

Best Foot Forward FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Don't Sell the Night Short
Three Men on a Date
That's How I Love the Blues
The Three B's
Every Time
The Guy Who Brought Me
I Know You By Heart
Shady Lady Bird
Buckle Down, Winsocki
My First Promise
What Do You Think I Am?
Just a Little Joint with a Juke Box
Where Do You Travel?
I'll Gladly Trade
Wish I May
Alive and Kicking
You're Lucky
Two O'Clock Jump
Flight of the Bumble Bee
Put the Ugh in the Mambo
Hollywood Story
You Are for Loving
Raving Beauty
Gotta Dance
Oscar
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