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Big Deal - 1986 - Broadway

Based on the film Big Deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli


Broadway Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1681 Broadway
by Jim Munson - Sep 9, 2020
Ah, just when we need it the most, here is the perfect tonic for our troubled times! The Marsh is bringing comedic legend Geoff Hoyle in his latest work, What Will I Be When You Grow Up?, to a small screen near you. Presented on Saturday, September 12th at 7:30PM PDT, the show will be followed by a live post-performance discussion. Visit The for more information. Born and raised in England before coming to America in the 1970a??s, Hoyle has had a fascinating career and at this point has become a veritable Bay Area institution. After first coming to local attention as part of the Pickle Family Circus, he went on to perform with Cirque du Soleil, create the role of Zazu in the original Broadway company of The Lion King, act in plays at virtually all the major Bay Area theater companies, and create numerous solo shows, many of them at The Marsh. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with Hoyle by phone from his home in Inverness, California.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
Surf Rocker Dylan Garcia will release his new single I Wont Back Down on Friday, October 9, 2020, 11 years to the day Garcia was released from a mental institution. The track is a cover of Tom Petty's hit song released in April 1989 as the lead single from his first solo album, Full Moon Fever. The song was co-written by Petty and Jeff Lynne, also his writing partner for the album.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2020
We spoke with Pig Iron Theatre co-founder and co-artistic director Dan Rothenberg about bringing Toshiki Okada's Zero Cost House to the screen, how Pig Iron is developing theatre in the midst of the ongoing pandemic, what the future holds for Pig Iron and more!
by Eleni Cashell - Sep 22, 2020
Award-winning scenic and costume designer Peter McKintosh was meant to be working on a production of 12 Angry Men at the Bunkamura Theatre Cocoon in Tokyo until Covid-19 hit. But with social distancing now in place, the show is going ahead, with McKintosh working his magic virtually instead.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Online storytelling show It's Personal: WTF will be taking place on Thursday, September 24th at 5:30pm pst. They know what you are thinking, 'Another online theatre show... What's the big deal?' It's Personal is nothing like you have seen before.
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Zoon (aka Zoongide’ewin) released his widely celebrated 'moccasin-gaze' debut LP Bleached Wavves, via Paper Bag Records on June 19, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2020
Tony and Grammy Award-winner John Lloyd Young returns to The Space in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 3 with John Lloyd Young's Broadway, an intimate and unforgettable evening of Broadway favorites and classic showtunes. While we await he big night, we're getting inside John's head as he counts down ten Broadway performances that have excited, entertained, and inspired him throughout his life and career!
by Hannah Wing - Sep 15, 2020
Will on the Hill...or Wona??t They? is almost like attending a lecture on Shakespeare by multiple enthusiast professors, but it leaves the audience with a major case of a?oeZoom fatigue.a?? 
by Student Blogger: Josie Reynolds - Sep 14, 2020
In this world we live in now, it can feel like we are floating all alone on an island. Personally for me it has felt like I am the only one going through what I am going through. In actuality, the more I have talked to my peers and my friends has made me realize that we are all going through this together. 
by Krista Garver - Sep 12, 2020
Fertile Ground 2021, which takes place Jan. 28 - Feb. 7, will a virtual, curated festival. To learn more about what both artists and audiences can expect, I spoke with managing director Dré Slaman.
by Student Blogger: Janelle Murray - Sep 11, 2020
Ia??m not perfect. I never will be. I definitely want to be, but I need to stop trying to be. I share this because I just got out of my acting class and Ia??m laying on my bed reflecting on my day. As someone with social anxiety this is a pretty normal thing.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2020
Parsona??s Nose Theater (PNT) known for introducing fun, condensed, broad-stroke, professional presentations of classic comedies by Shakespeare, Molière, Goldoni, Shaw, Belasco, Grimm, Hans Andersen, Goldsmith, Perrault, Boucicault and others, has expanded its  Radio Theater of the Air  podcast series.
by Jim Munson - Oct 29, 2020
The name Ariel Craft evokes an improbable combination of magic and skill, whimsy and rigor. If that weren't already her real name, I honestly don't think you could invent a more apt moniker for the director of Charles L. Mee's Utopia now enjoying a virtual world premiere from San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater. After all, it takes a person of uncommon prowess and boundless creativity to bring this kind of unorthodox play to life. Utopia is a quirky, multidisciplinary work incorporating contemporary dance and animated artworks by disabled artists to offer a delightful commentary on life, love and the absurdity of the everyday. Utopia is available for streaming on demand through November 15th. For further information or to order tickets visit or call (415) 525-1205. BroadwayWorld caught up with Craft from her home in Berkeley while she was in the thick of rehearsals for Utopia.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Oct 16, 2020
Strictly Come Dancing is going to look very different to any of its previous 15 years, as producer of the annual sequinned extravaganza, Sarah James, explained when she recently addressed the media to reveal how the Coronavirus-friendly edition of the show will work.
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
GRAMMY winner Christopher Cross was diagnosed with COVID-19 and it nearly killed him, he says.
by Student Blogger: Holden Childress - Nov 4, 2020
Will this become the new normal? Or will we be able to go back to the way things used to be? All we can do now is keep our fingers crossed… and our masks on.
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
On Friday, November 27 at 3 PM Central, Jacob Cohen and Holly Weis of Highland Park Players will be the guests on It's Showtime with Rikki Lee – a weekly half hour informational radio show focused on the entertainment industry that airs on suburban Chicago station 101.5 FM. Those outside the broadcast area can stream the show for free by going to and clicking on the “Listen Live” icon.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Nov 23, 2020
“At Good Theater we have put ourselves in mothballs, declares Executive/Artistic Director Brian P. Allen. Maine State Music Theatre’s Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark concurs, “ For me the hardest part is the feeling of treading water.” “My Grandfather taught me that life was a staircase,” Clark recounts. “He would say,’ Always make sure you are moving forward; if you have to stay on a step for a while, no big deal. Try not to take a step backwards, but if you have to, figure out why, fix it, and keep moving forward.’ Right now,” Clark says sadly, “it does not feel possible to keep climbing. Everything is stacked against us and all the people we need to help us.”” On a brisk fall day nine months into the pandemic the two are taking a moment to share their experiences in this unprecedented time of crisis – a crisis that has shuttered their theatres and forced them to engage all their energies in survival of the institutions and the art form they love.
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
On Friday, November 27th, 2020 at 7 PM CT, Nicole Atkin hosts Natkins Funhouse Presents: The Last Waltz at Home livestream.
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 2, 2020
The renowned singer-songwriter is known and loved for all her talents and the fun that comes with her when she walks in the door. But her cookies!
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2020
Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Cybill Shepherd (Cybill, Moonlighting) has signed on to star in the half-hour comedy pilot I LOVE THIS FOR YOU (fka BIG DEAL), starring and executive produced by Emmy nominee Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live).
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 16, 2020
After 22 years locked in the Warner Brother water tower, 'Animaniacs' will make its triumphant return on Friday, November 20th - this time streaming on Hulu. 
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Leading global live entertainment company Trafalgar Entertainment (TE) is pleased to announce its agreement with the New South Wales (NSW) Government to become the new operator of Sydney's Theatre Royal, in a 55-year sublease.
by Joanna Barouch - May 31, 2020
You rehearse, you run your lines, you run everyone around you ragged, you get fitted for a costume and then a?oeout of the hat it's that big first nighta??a??except it's not.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued Thursday night (8pm) for a Dr. Ken Cast reunion with Ken Jeong, Suzy Nakamura, Dave Foley, Jonathan Slavin, Tisha Campbell, Krista Marie Yu, Dana Lee and Albert Tsai.
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2020
The songwriting credits for the new Apple TV Plus animated series Central Park features a soundtrack of songs written by many famous female singer-songwriters. Among the writers credited are Sara Bareilles, Aimee Mann, Fiona Apple, Cyndi Lauper and Meghan Trainor!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
It's not quite a radio play a?' not quite a film - but I think we've created something in The Understudy that will engage our audience as much as we can from the safety of our own homes.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 30, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including the cast of Hadestown, Patti LuPone, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Ben Platt, and more!
by Student Blogger: Holden Childress - Jun 3, 2020
Did you ever see the video of the cast of Be More Chill finding out they were going to Broadway? That's how we felt.
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Tony Award-nominee Christopher Jackson appeared on today's episode of Tamron Hall to discuss the highly anticipated premiere of 'Hamilton,' coming to Disney+ on July 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Do you miss live theater? So do four suburban Chicago theater companies! The Highland Park Players, Big Noise Theatre, Big Deal Productions, and Music on Stage have decided to band together and create their own virtual stage to cope with these strange times.  Starting on July 5th at 7pm CST, you can enjoy the fruits of their labors, and even participate in the fun by voting for which songs contestants will sing!  
by Fraser MacDonald - Jun 21, 2020
It's clear that taking time out of his schedule was a big deal for Sir Cliff. Sadly, this fan wishes they'd just waited for the tour.
by Jim Munson - Jul 7, 2020
What better way to spend a summer evening than in the company of artistic genius in the form of iconic composer Ludwig van Beethoven as interpreted by renowned musical theater artist Hershey Felder? On Sunday July 12th at 5pm PDT, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present a livestream of the hit show Hershey Felder: Beethoven, an intimate and theatrical portrait of the legendary composer. Tickets to the livestream are available on TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's website ( with proceeds to benefit TheatreWorks while the Tony-winning regional theatre remains dark due to the Covid pandemic. Inspired by an account of a Viennese doctor who spent his boyhood by the Beethoven's side, this enchanting musical features masterful performances of some of the composer's greatest works, from a?oeMoonlight Sonataa?? to the a?oeNinth Symphonya?? and the a?oeEmperor Concerto.a?? The enormously popular show's 2017 World Premiere still holds TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's box office record to date. BroadwayWorld recently had the pleasure of speaking with Felder from his home in Florence, Italy where he will be performing the livestream. As cicadas whirred in the background (really!), we had a wide-ranging discussion about Beethoven, Felder's relationship with TheatreWorks, the pandemic and the wonders of Florence. In conversation, Felder is an engaging amalgam of seemingly contradictory qualities, at once erudite and folksy, brainy and empathetic, quick with an arcane cultural factoid or a self-deprecating remark, equally expressive of joy and sorrow.
by Eleni Cashell - Jul 27, 2020
Check out some of these songbirds, who not only blow audiences away singing other people's songs on stage, but also with their own music.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Parson's Nose Theater known for introducing fun, condensed, broad-stroke, professional presentations of classic comedies by Shakespeare, Molière, Goldoni, Shaw, Belasco, Grimm, Hans Andersen, Goldsmith, Perrault, Boucicault and others, has adapted its programming into Radio Theater of the Air,
by Jim Munson - Jul 21, 2020
Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba and Tony Award nominee Patrick Page head the dynamic cast of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's benefit online reading of Shakespeare in Vegas, a rollicking comedy by Suzanne Bradbeer. Presented by TheatreWorks' New Works from Home program in partnership with Vegas Theatre Company, this fizzy comedy features the unlikely pairing of a Vegas impresario with a dream and a despondent New York actor who join forces to bring the Bard of Avon to Sin City. Directed by Las Vegas native and TheatreWorks' Artistic Associate and Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli, Shakespeare in Vegas will be offered via video streaming from Thursday, July 23rd at 6PM (PT) until Monday, July 27th at 6PM (PT). A link to stream the show will be available at for no charge, although donations are encouraged to support the 2019 Regional Theatre Tony-winning TheatreWorks Silicon ValleyBroadwayWorld recently caught up with Karen Ziemba from her home in New York. Her remarkable career includes 11 Broadways shows, countless Off-Broadway and regional theater appearances, and a few national tours for good measure.
by Jonathan Marshall - Jul 16, 2020
Playwright Ella Road achieved critical acclaim with her play The Phlebotomist, which was nominated for an Olivier Award after a run at both Hampstead Theatre Downstairs and its main stage. Road has now written a short film called Something Will Disappear for the Almeida Theatre's upcoming climate change festival, Shifting Tides. The writer spoke with BroadwayWorld about the project, her writing and how the theatre industry might emerge from the pandemic.
by Gil Kaan - Jul 13, 2020
The third annual SheLA Arts' Summer Theater Festival has gone completely digital this year, running July 13 through July 19, 2020. I had the socially distant chance to pose a few questions to one of the five elected playwrights chosen for this year's festival, Ali MacLean, whose THIS WILL BE OUR YEAR will world premiere July 17th via Zoom.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 1, 2020
Today, the countdown continues as we rewind to 2016, about six months into the mega-hit's run. Randy Rainbow took to the streets of the theatre district to find out what had people so excited about Hamilton.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
On the occasion of New York City Pride and presented in conjunction with the 'Embrace' edition of the Guggenheim Circular, Works & Process, the performing arts series at the Guggenheim, premiered the remaining Works & Process Artists (WPA) Virtual Commissions during Pride Week.
by Student Blogger: Allison Kephart - Aug 26, 2020
Auditions, Rehearsal, Improv, and meetings are all on Zoom.
by Erica Miner - Aug 14, 2020
the exquisite voice, dramatic stage presence and winning personality of this Grammy-nominated artist have garnered kudos throughout the opera world
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
Susan Crockett, Ruth Eckerd Hall President & CEO, announced today that Ruth Eckerd Hall has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2020 honor by The Tampa Bay Times for the first time in the history of the performing arts center.
by Shari Barrett - Apr 5, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Barry Brisco, an actor who has traveled the world touring with shows and had just started working on his first TV series when the shutdown forced the production to close down. The delay has also put a damper on his plans to produce a play he wrote for this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival .And like all of us, how is he dealing with the abrupt end of productions in which he was involved?
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 27, 2020
Their debut CD shows that The Drinkwater Brothers are on their way to the top, although it's less of a musical meal than it is a hearty snack.
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2020
Last night, late night host Conan O'Brien paid tribute to the late Adam Schlesinger with a vintage performance from his band, Fountains of Wayne
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
As school, work and social interactions go online, Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF announces a series of free online classes for adults. From Storytelling for Seniors to Interview skills to Shakespeare technique, these stand alone classes are ideal for adults seeking to broaden skills and develop new ones in the safety of their own homes. Participants will be able to livestream the class with Orlando Shakes professionals via webcam.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
The entertainment community is bereft at the loss of Emmy and Grammy winner and Oscar nominee Adam Schlesinger, who passed away today from coronavirus-related complications.
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported Emmy and Grammy winner and Oscar nominated songwriter Adam Schlesinger has passed away from coronavirus-related complications. He was 52 years old.