Opened: March 22, 1969

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208 W. 41st St. New York, NY 10036

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Photos: Elton John Visits THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA in Chicago
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

On August 3rd, Elton John attended a performance of The Devil Wears Prada, The Musical at Broadway in Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre. Check out the photos here!

VIDEO: Billy Porter Discusses His Secret DREAMGIRLS Audition at 16-Years-Old on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Michael Major - Aug 4, 2022

Billy Porter appeared on Late Night to discuss making his directorial debut with the new Prime Video film, Anything's Possible. During the interview Porter discussed his early love of musical theatre while growing up in Pittsburgh, telling the story of sneaking off to Chicago to secretly audition for Dreamgirls. Watch the new video now!

New Cast Announced to Join Kevin Kennedy in the UK Tour of ROCK OF AGES UK
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

The producers of ROCK OF AGES have announced full casting and additional dates for the UK tour starring Kevin Kennedy as 'Dennis Dupree' alongside Cameron Sharp as 'Stacee Jaxx' from Tuesday 23 August when the show opens in Inverness.

Billy Joel Adds December 19 Madison Square Garden Show
by Michael Major - Aug 4, 2022

Madison Square Garden Entertainment Corp. has shared that by overwhelming demand, legendary musician and MSG franchise Billy Joel has added another show as part of his record-breaking residency at The World’s Most Famous Arena on Monday, December 19, 2022. The December show will mark Joel’s 86th monthly and 132nd lifetime show at The Garden.

Cast Announced For Tour of Malorie Blackman's NOUGHTS & CROSSES
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

Pilot Theatre has announced full casting for their forthcoming production tour of Sabrina Mahfouz's adaptation of Malorie Blackman's critically acclaimed young adult novel of first love in a dangerous fictional dystopia – Noughts & Crosses.

Beryl Marsden Celebrates 60 Years in Music With A Special Farewell Concert This Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2022

Liverpool singing sensation Beryl Marsden is set to celebrate an amazing 60 years in showbusiness with a very special farewell concert at the Epstein Theatre this month.

Cast And Creatives Announced for Rodgers & Hammerstein's STATE FAIR at The REV Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The REV Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the third production of its 2022 Season - Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair.

Previews for Free Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT to Begin Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

The Public Theater will begin previews for the Free Shakespeare in the Park production of Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT on Wednesday, August 10. Continuing the 60th Anniversary Season at The Delacorte Theater, Public Works’ AS YOU LIKE IT will run through Sunday, September 11, with an official press opening on Tuesday, August 30.

Photos: Sam Gravitte Returns To Birdland With Broadway Standards & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 3, 2022

Once again, Sam Gravitte, recently seen as Fiyero in Wicked on Broadway, teamed up with a quartet of some of New York City’s most dynamic young musicians at Birdland on Monday evening. Sam performed standards like 'Why Try to Change Me Now,” Sondheim’s 'Finishing the Hat,' and duetted with Solea Pfeiffer (Evita, West Side Story). See photos here!

Thoughtcrimes Release 'New Infinities' Single From Debut Album
by Michael Major - Aug 3, 2022

Thoughtcrimes, the ferocious Long Island based-band Revolver have previewed an additional track from their forthcoming debut album, Altered Pasts, with the release of “New Infinities.' The band recently released a frenetic, eye-popping video for “Keyhole Romance.' Plus, check out upcoming live show dates!

by Michael Major - Aug 3, 2022

The new version of the film includes a never-before-released performance of “Uptown Girl,” interviews with Billy Joel, and behind-the-scenes footage from the event’s production. The hit-filled set list also includes “Piano Man,” “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” “New York State Of Mind,” “Scenes From An Italian Restaurant,” “Shout,” and more. 

Gavin DeGraw Returns to MPAC This Month
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

Multi-platinum and GRAMMY nominated recording artist Gavin DeGraw brings his “Face The River Tour” to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, August 26 at 8 pm. Tickets are $109-$49.

Jeff Berlin to Release New Jack Bruce Tribute Album 'Jack Songs'
by Michael Major - Aug 3, 2022

The new album features guest performers Sammy Hagar, Alex Lifeson, Geddy Lee, Gregg Bissonette, Gary Husband, Eric Johnson, Bill Frisell, Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal, Alex Ligertwood, Scott Henderson, Marcus Miller, Ron Carter, Tony Levin, Michael League, Nathan East, Mark King, Bruce Guttridge, Billy Sheehan and Johnny Hiland.

Riverside Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Featuring a World Premiere & More
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

Riverside Theatre, Iowa City's resident professional theatre, has announced their 2022-2023 season. This will be the not-for-profit organization's 42nd season, and the first full season of plays in the newly opened 150-seat theatre.

Photos: Another Talent-Packed Week Takes Place at Jim Caruso's Cast Party
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

This past Monday, the stars aligned and some concert, Broadway and club superstars showed up for an impromptu turn at the mic at Jim Caruso’s Cast Party! Check out photos here!

Guz Khan Announces New Live Show For September 2022
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

Coventry's finest and BAFTA nominated comedian Guz Khan is preparing to hit London's West End this September with a brand-new live stand-up show his first since 2019. Guz will be taking in 3 nights at London's Harold Pinter Theatre from 21st – 23rd September 2023.

2 PIANOS 4 HANDS Returns to the Players This Week
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2022

A new cast of virtuosic actor-pianists brings a Players Favorite back to the stage! Ted Dykstra and Richard Greenblatt’s 2 Pianos 4 Hands returns after 8 years to charm audiences once again. The show features the new team of Jefferson McDonald and Matthew McGloin in the roles of Ted and Richard, under the direction of Players’ Artistic Director Tom Frey.

Ucross Welcomes Artists To Wyoming For Fall 2022 Residency Session
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2022

From August through early December, 55 visual artists, writers, composers, choreographers and interdisciplinary artists will be at Ucross, which is located on a historic 20,000-acre ranch in the foothills of the Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming. An independent jury comprised of artists and leaders in the field selected the fellows from nearly 400 applicants, as well as a dozen partners.

PIANO MEN II: A Musical Tribute To Billy Joel And Elton John Announced At Cotuit Center for the Arts
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2022

Cotuit Center for the Arts presents “Piano Men II: A Musical Tribute to Billy Joel and Elton John,” a sequel to last year's hit original tribute show Piano Men.

Cory Wong Announces 'Power Station' Tour
by Michael Major - Aug 2, 2022

GRAMMY® Award-nominated songwriter, producer, and guitarist extraordinaire Cory Wong has announced plans for a unique two-legged collaborative tour – his biggest US headline tour thus far. THE POWER STATION TOUR kicks off with an upcoming Fall run that will see Wong joined by Sierra Hull and Robbie Wulfsohn (of Ripe).

Comedian Matthew Broussard to Perform at The Den Theatre This Month
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

The Den Theatre has announced comedian Matthew Broussard for an evening of stand-up on Sunday, August 21 at 7 pm on The Heath Mainstage.

Rebecca Creskoff, Joshua Malina & More to Lead World Premiere of WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ANNE FRANK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

The Old Globe announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank by Pulitzer Prize finalist Nathan Englander.  Performances begin September 11, 2022 and play through October 23, 2022, with the opening on Sunday, September 18.

Linda Lavin, Daniel K. Isaac & More to Star in the World Premiere of Roundabout's YOU WILL GET SICK
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast for the world premiere of You Will Get Sick, a new play by Noah Diaz directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Pinkleton. The cast includes Marinda Anderson, Daniel K. Isaac, Linda Lavin, Nate Miller, and Dario Ladani Sanchez all of whom are making their Roundabout Theatre Company debuts.

Billy McEntee Announced as First Recipient of the American Theatre Critics Association Helbing Mentorship Program
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

The American Theatre Critics Association and Foundation ATCA have announced the first recipient of the ATCA Helbing fellowship for LGBTQ+ theater writers. Members of the Helbing Committee selected journalist Billy McEntee of New York City for the program that will begin September 1, 2022 and run for a year. It carries a stipend of $5,000.

Veronica Stern, Willem Butler & More to Lead ANASTASIA North American Tour 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Casting has been announced for the next season of the North American tour of the Broadway production of ANASTASIA. This company will begin performances August 23, 2022, during the second week of a two-week engagement at the Citizens Bank Opera House in Boston, MA. Veronica Stern will lead the cast as Anya.

James Monroe Iglehart, Phillipa Soo, Steven Pasquale & Jessie Mueller Will Lead GUYS AND DOLLS at the Kennedy Center
by Team BWW - Aug 2, 2022

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has just announced initial casting for its Broadway Center Stage production of Guys and Dolls. Helmed by Marc Bruni, the all-star cast will be led by Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart as Nathan Detroit, Tony winner Jessie Mueller as Miss Adelaide, Steven Pasquale as Sky Masterson, and Tony and Grammy winner Phillipa Soo as Sarah Brown.

Omaha Community Playhouse Holds 21/22 Awards Night
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) held its annual Awards Night celebration on Monday, August 1, to honor cast and crew members in the 2021/22 season. This year the Outstanding Youth Performance Awards has been renamed to the Jim Eisenhardt Outstanding Youth Award, to honor Jim's passion, work, and devotion to inspiring the youth of Omaha through theatre and the arts.

Cast and Creatives Announced For THE P WORD at the Bush Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 2, 2022

The P Word, by Waleed Akhtar, whose play Kabul Goes Pop was a hit at Brixton House earlier this year, opens at the Bush Theatre on 9 September (press night 14 September.) Directed by Anthony Simpson-Pike (Lava, Bush Theatre), this story of who wins in the luck of the life's draw is a new Bush Theatre commission.

THE SECRET GARDEN, GYPSY, And More Announced for Music Theater Heritage 2023 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

Music Theater Heritage has announced an innovative and exciting 2023 season at Crown Center. Utilizing three different venues, MTH's 21st Season highlights stories centered around family, escapism, and love.

Single Tickets for Dallas Opera's 2022|2023 Season On Sale Today
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2022

Single tickets are now available for The Dallas Opera's 65th Anniversary Season, opening Saturday, October 8, 2022. The 2022/2023 Season features four new-to-Dallas productions of works not seen on the Dallas Opera stage in over a decade, world-renowned soprano Ying Fang in recital, family-friendly programming, and the groundbreaking Hart Institute for Women Conductors Showcase Concert.

Parker McCollum Opens for George Strait at Arrowhead Stadium
by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2022

Parker McCollum, just wrapped up his weekend by bringing a childhood dream to life - opening for one of his idols and Country music legend, George Strait. Hitting the stage at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO on Saturday, July 30th, McCollum, alongside superstars Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town, fired up the crowd for one show. 

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present PIPPIN in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston announced the cast for Pippin, the 2nd and final production in the company’s Summer 2022 season. Running from August 5-13, 2022 at the Robinson Theatre.

Juilliard Announces 2022-23 Season Programming Featuring More Than 700 Events
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

Juilliard has announced full programming for its 2022-23 season, including live music, dance, and drama performances at venues throughout the city with numerous livestreams and on-demand opportunities for global audiences to witness the future of the performing arts today.

The Kennedy Center Announces Participants of the 22nd Annual Betty Carter's JAZZ AHEAD
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022

The Kennedy Center’s international jazz career development program announced the participants of the 22nd annual Betty Carter’s Jazz Ahead (BCJA) program. The two-week residency includes training in performance, composing, and career development.

BWW Prompts: Which Broadway Character Would Be Your BFF?
by BWW Prompts - Aug 1, 2022

This weekend was International Day of Friendship. We asked our readers which Broadway character would be their best friend and why!

NYC Jazz Artist Sweet Megg Releases New Single 'Trouble in Mind'
by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2022

“Trouble in Mind” (which preceded the 1955 off-Broadway play by the same name), is an early jazz standard born out of vaudeville, written as a blues-style song by jazz pianist Richard M. Jones in 1924. Megg recorded her My Window Faces the South album at The Studio Nashville under engineer Roger Moutenot. Listen to the new single now!

Ryoko Yonekura Will Return to CHICAGO as Roxie in November
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022

Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production by popular demand in the role of “Roxie Hart” for 16 performances only, Nov 7 to Nov 20, 2022, at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.).

Joe Macre to Release Second Solo Album 'The Dream Is Free'
by Michael Major - Aug 1, 2022

Joe is known as the original bassist for the progressive rock band Crack The Sky. Joe was a member of Crack The Sky from 1975–1980 and 2004-2009. Joe has also worked with The B. E. Taylor Group, Wild Cherry, King Friday, Jim Croce, David Sanborn, The Brecker Brothers, Marie Osmond, Keith Green, Clint Brown, and others.

Interview: Matt Blaker Talks About Being The New Raoul And The Enduring Appeal Of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Fiona Scott - Aug 1, 2022

Matt Blaker recently starred in Carousel at Kilworth House Theatre. He is now returning to The Phantom of the Opera as the newest resident Raoul. We spoke with Blaker about his career, as well as taking on the role of the Vicomte de Chagny.

Segunda ronda de votaciones de los Premios del Público BroadwayWorld Spain 2022
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Aug 1, 2022

EL TIEMPO ENTRE COSTURAS, GREASE, KINKY BOOTS, EL MÉDICO y LIKE, EL MUSICAPP son los espectáculos más votados este año.

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Marieann Meringolo in SHADES OF LOVE This September
by Grace Cutler - Jul 30, 2022

54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club, presents Marieann Meringolo in “SHADES OF LOVE” on Friday, September 16, 2022 at 9:30 PM. Ms. Meringolo will be joined by her longtime Musical Director of 22 years, Doyle Newmyer along with Boots Maleson on Bass. 

by Brian Michaels - Jul 30, 2022

What did our critic think of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at FMCT?

VIDEO: Billy Porter Reacts to Gov. DeSantis' Complaint Against Drag Show Brunch on THE VIEW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Billy Porter recently appeared on The View, commenting on Florida Governor DeSantis filing a complaint against a Miami restaurant after a video showed children at its drag brunch event. Watch the clip here.

See Melissa Errico With Billy Stritch & More Next Week at 54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Next week, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. A recipient of the 2022 Tony Awards Honor for Excellence in the Theatre, 54 Below celebrates Broadway musicals and writers of the past and present, promoting an ongoing engagement with their work.

See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, the Four Alternate Queens of SIX and More at 54 Below in August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Next month, 54 BELOW will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. See Jason Robert Brown & Shoshana Bean, John Lloyd Young and more.

Max Drazen's New Singe 'Caffeine' is Out Today
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Following the acclaimed release of his first single, “Let Me Down Slow,” Max Drazen returns with “Caffeine” – a song fans have been waiting for since last July when he posted a clip on TikTok that amassed a million views in the first 24 hours.

Monster Truck Releases Music Video for 'Get My Things and Go'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Monster Truck has released the music video for their latest single 'Get My Things and Go” via BMG. The music video is directed and edited by Dave Lawrence, best known as the creator and star of FUBAR, and produced by Immanuela Lawrence. Watch here!

VIDEO: Billy Porter Talks A STRANGE LOOP's Tony Win, New Movie 80 FOR BRADY & More on THE TONIGHT SHOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

Billy Porter appeared on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to discuss A Strange Loop's Tony win, his upcoming movie '80 for Brady' with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and Rita Moreno, plus much more! Watch here!

Listen: 13: THE MUSICAL Releases Two New Singles 'I've Been Waiting' & 'Opportunity'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 29, 2022

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and ATLANTIC RECORDS have released two new singles from the upcoming album 13 The Musical – Soundtrack from the Netflix Film in digital and streaming platforms now. Listen to “I’ve Been Waiting” and 'Opportunity' here!

Review: Closing Performance of Deborah Stone's CHIAROSCURO at Pangea Is Cabaret Artistry, In Any Language
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 29, 2022

The cabaret artist Deborah Stone creates yet another work of cabaret art.


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It Ain't Us Who Make the Wars
The Bridge to Nowhere
There in the Dark
In the Arms of a Stranger
The Fiddlers' Green
The Night and the Sea
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