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A revue of show tunes from 1902 to 1940.

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by Vicki Trask - Sep 7, 2019
Calgary's thriving theatre season officially got under way this September with the opening of Stage West's a?oeThere Goes The Bridea??. Broadway World has compiled a list of some of the exciting upcoming shows that Calgarians and visitors can look forward to in this 2019/2020 season.
by Courtney Savoia - Sep 27, 2019
Broadway's Betsy Wolfe has been captivating audiences for years with performances in hits like Waitress, Falsettos, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood and is returning to Feinstein's/54 Below this October for an encore of All Bets Are Off. Sold out this past spring, this high-energy, humorous, and delightful solo show will take audiences on a journey of exploring show business! Wolfe will share songs and stories about the lessons learned, magic moments, and the importance of personal growth.
by Katie Laban - Sep 24, 2019
Evil Dead: The Musical returns for its tenth and final season in Detroit beginning September 26th at the City Theatre. The hilarious and bloody tradition is packed full of talented local cast members - new and returning - all ready to bring the musical version of Sam Raimi's 80's cult classic film to life. Returning cast members include David Schoen as Jake and Garrett Michael Harris as Ash. Evil Dead: The Musical is the old familiar story: boy and friends take a weekend getaway to an abandoned cabin, boy expects to get lucky, boy unleashes ancient evil spirit, friends turn into Candarian Demons, boy fights until dawn to survive. Why don't we let the director, Greg Grobis, tell you more about the 'splatter comedy of camp and blood' as he describes the show in our interview with him below...
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
 Two Worlds Entertainment, LLC., a twenty first century think-tank committed to provide the local community with theater based educational initiatives, will host a second edition of  Casted: The Audition Workshop with Award winning Broadway artists and directors on Sunday October 27th for all high-school aged students in the area. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018
BROADWAY'S GOT GUTS The fourth annual spectacular evening of wonderful entertainment by Broadway's brightest will sing the wonderful standards and hits sung by the late, great Nancy LaMott on the 23rd anniversary of her death, to benefit the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 8, 2019
By special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), Broadway Youth Cebu restages Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Les Miserables for one last time.
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2018
The 92nd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® has added Kelly Clarkson, Grammy Award-winning artist and coach on NBC's “The Voice,” to its list of spectacular live performances on 34th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Broadway performers, vocalists, musicians, recording artists, entertainers, pro athletes, journalists, media personalities and other notables will soon be announced as participating in 'PUMP An End To Hunger with the Broadway Brunchtime Series' a?" A Season to Help Serve Soup, Sandwiches, Snacks, Sips and Songs on Monday, November 25, 2019 and Monday, December 23, 2019 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen (www.holyapostlessoupkitchen.org) located at 296 Ninth Avenue at the corner of West 28th Street in New York City.  Find out more on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/327286387769547/.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
“Olaf's Frozen Adventure” will air as part of Disney|ABC Television's “25 Days of Christmas” celebration, THURSDAY, NOV. 29 (8:00-8:30 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. The featurette includes four new original songs and welcomes back the beloved characters (and cast) who won over audiences worldwide in the 2013 Oscar®-winning feature, “Frozen,” the top-grossing animated film of all time.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2018
Singers from the Black Broadway community have joined together to create a music and mental health album of inspirational cover songs. In just two rehearsals, the Darkness RISING cast recorded an album intended for anyone who lives with anxiety, depression, bipolar, or other mental illnesses. Music has been proven be therapeutic and healing. It can provide emotional support, increase motivation, and offer an outlet for expression of feelings.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
Daniel Neiden Productions and Robert Neapolitan will bring back the 1980s musical revue Nuclear Follies byGregory Langdon and Joseph R. Peret, directed by Daniel Neiden.  Nuclear Follies will have a limited run to add some laughs through the midterm elections, it will begin performances on November 1 and run through November 7, 2018.  Graphics and scenic elements designed by Oscar-Nominated Bill Plympton.
by Brian Stanczak-Tuscany - May 8, 2019
The National Tour of Waitress, running now through May 19th at the Fisher Theatre, is a spectacular production all-around. Waitress tells the story of Jenna - a waitress and expert pie maker in a small southern town. She dreams of a way out of this small town and away from her broken marriage and abusive husband. Through the thought of winning a local pie baking contest and forming a brand-new life, Jenna longs to make her dreams a reality. In order to do so, Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. With original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles, this show is sure to leave you singing in your seat.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at Asolo Repertory Theatre's SWEENEY TODD. The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It is directed and choreographed by Peter Rothstein, who helmed the theatre's critically acclaimed 2018 production of Ragtime. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, a book by Hugh Wheeler and from an adaptation by Christopher Bond, this musical masterwork and global phenomenon previews May 1 - 3, opens May 4 and runs through June 1.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 30, 2019
From September through May of this year, hundreds of high school productions in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Manatee Counties were reviewed by a team of theater professionals, college faculty and industry experts who provided feedback to students and instructors.
by Marina Kennedy - May 30, 2019
Broadway's biggest night of the year is right around the corner. The Tony Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 9. To celebrate, Ocean Prime New York is hosting a viewing party for the 73rd Annual Tony Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
The Old Globe presents the U.S. premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical withbook, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson, directed by the Globe's own Barry Edelstein, opening Friday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Withchoreography by Ann Yee and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lynne Shankel, Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. Life After is produced by special arrangement with Yonge Street Theatricals, Linda Barnett, and Natalie Bartello. Single tickets start at $32.00 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019
Join the Black Broadway community as they perform inspirational cover songs at Darkness RISING: Live 2. The concert benefits Darkness RISING Nonprofit, an organization which focuses on mental wellness in the Black community. The event will be held at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Knitting Factory is located at 361 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The evening will incude vendors, raffle prizes, a silent auction and a full bar, and will be hosted by Broadway Black's Drew Shade. Tickets can be purchased at bkknittingfactory.com.
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
 Broadway Records announced today that Struck (Original Studio Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, April 12, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019
Producer Lauren Class Schneider, creator of '12,000 Voices' announced that more than 60 groups in 54 cities in 23 states (plus one in Canada,) will present a reading of '12 Angry Men' performed by 12 Impassioned Women between April 5th and April 8th, 2019. The cities include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Ketchikan, Alaska; Duluth, Minnesota; Lewiston, Idaho; Everett, Washington; Lubbock, Texas; Appleton, Wisconsin and Courtenay, BC in Canada. Each reading will include voter registration and many also include a panel discussion. Producer Lauren Class Schneider, creator of '12,000 Voices' announced that more than 60 groups in 54 cities in 23 states (plus one in Canada,) will present a reading of '12 Angry Men' performed by 12 Impassioned Women between April 5th and April 8th, 2019. The cities include New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Ketchikan, Alaska; Duluth, Minnesota; Lewiston, Idaho; Everett, Washington; Lubbock, Texas; Appleton, Wisconsin and Courtenay, BC in Canada. Each reading will include voter registration and many also include a panel discussion.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the second and final show of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Cabaret," the Tony-Award-winning musical centering around a German nightclub against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise to power. The cast will be led by Olivier Award-winner Laura Michelle Kelly (Broadway's "Mary Poppins," "Finding Neverland") as Sally Bowles and Tony Award-nominee Forrest McClendon ("The Scottsboro Boys") as the Emcee. They will be joined by three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (Broadway's "The Will Rogers Follies," "Footloose") and Jonathan Brody (Broadway's "Spamalot," "A Bronx Tale"). Scott LaFeber will direct with choreography by Christopher d'Amboise. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018
INTAR (Lou Moreno, Artistic Director/John McCormack, Executive Director) announced that Christy Escobar joins Ryan Vincent Anderson (We Live Here - EST); Kim Brockington ("Guiding Light," School of Rock, upcoming: lead in "Asunder," USA Network); Vanessa Butler (2017 Connecticut Critics Circle Award, Outstanding Actress in a Play for Queens for a Year, Hartford Stage); Marie Louise Guinier (ABC's "What Would You Do?," Most Dangerous Man in America - NFT); Ashley Marie Ortiz (INTAR Unit 52); and Elise Santora (Reba in "Orange Is The New Black," Broadway: In The Heights, The Capeman) in the World Premiere of Scissoring.
by Roy Berko - Jun 14, 2019
Rogers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma ushered in the era of book-centric American musicals that have been designated as musical comedies. The beginning, middle and ending structured stories normally contain singing, dancing, show stoppers, comedy, a few conflicts, and a satisfying ending, in a two-act format.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) announces the casting for the first production of the 2018 Nutmeg Summer Series: 'Disaster!', the hilarious new musical straight from Broadway. CRT welcomes the co-writing team of the show, as Jack Plotnick will direct and three-time Emmy Award nominee and SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will reprise the role he originated on Broadway (Ted Schneider). 'Disaster!'runs June 7 through June 16.  Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now.  A full performance schedule is available at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2019
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the second and final show of the 2019 Nutmeg Summer Series: "Cabaret," the Tony-Award-winning musical centering around a German nightclub against the backdrop of the Nazis' rise to power. The cast is led by Olivier Award-winner Laura Michelle Kelly as Sally Bowles and Tony Award-nominee Forrest McClendon as the Emcee. They will be joined by three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty and Jonathan Brody. Scott LaFeber will direct with choreography by Christopher d'Amboise. Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale at crt.uconn.edu or 860-486-2113.
by Charles Shubow - Jul 6, 2018
Broadway - get ready for another homage to a great music group.
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that Kyle Taylor Parker: Broadway Soul, Vol. 1 will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, August 16, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018
'Back 2 Broadway" shares the experience of one young man's journey, as he strives to live out his dreams of becoming a celebrated Broadway star. In this sequel to their 2017 performance, "Broadway Our Way," the protagonist must overcome his doubts and fears as he travels to Brooklyn's historic Kings Theatre to compete in a talent show for the coveted winning prize: A chance to sign a deal with one of the best agencies in the business. The full scripted musical, written and directed by Purelements Co-Artistic Director, Lakai Worrell, is a mashup of modern, West African, tap, jazz and hip-hop dance and songs performed by Purelements' Center of Artistic Refinement (COAR) program. Plus, special performances by guest actor, dancer, singer, Lamar K. Cheston and actresses Ramona Dunlap and Jaleesa Capri.
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 22, 2018
Broadwayworld.com recently had the pleasure of interviewing New Jersey native, Will Brockman who was selected to participate 'Broadway Rising Stars.'
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
Broadway Records announced today the Studio Cast Recording of YANKEE DOODLE DANDY! will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 6, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
Westport Country Playhouse will stage the lavish, large-cast comedy, "A Flea in Her Ear," newly adapted by David Ives from the original by Georges Feydeau, and directed by Mark Lamos, Westport Country Playhouse artistic director.  Fresh from a sold-out run by Delaware's Resident Ensemble Players (REP), a professional theater located at the University of Delaware, the co-production with the REP will run in Westport July 10 - 28.  
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
 Broadway Records announced today that Goldstein (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 25, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.comand Amazon.com.
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, January 25, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.comand Amazon.com.
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that Emma (Original Soundstage Recording) will be released digitally on Friday, January 11, 2019 and in stores on Friday, January 25, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order atwww.BroadwayRecords.com, and will be available at the Broadway Records booth at BroadwayCon.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that Bulldozer: The Ballad of Robert Moses (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Today, January 25, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.comand Amazon.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019
On this day, we celebrate the birth of the legendary and history-making composer, Eubie Blake.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 5, 2019
A LOVELY LINEAGE, based on an original concept by Michael Sterling, captures the historic Broadway and Hollywood lineage of Kristin Towers-Rowles starting with her grandmother, the legendary Kathryn Grayson who was an MGM darling and a Hollywood pioneer having starred in some of the most beloved movie musicals of the 1950s including Kiss Me, Kate and Show Boat. Her famous lineage does not stop there - Kristin's grandfather was the dashing and talented Broadway leading man Johnnie Johnston; her mother, Patricia Towers, was a Las Vegas headliner; and her father is the prolific character actor Robert Towers.
by Pamela Roberts - Feb 15, 2019
Richard the Third is one of Shakespeare's most famous villains. Ruthless and astute, savvy and unscrupulous, Richard pursues power with a single-minded and dangerous intensity. In the Shakespeare Theatre Company's production, directed by David Muse, Richard's world is grim, gray, perilous, and unrelenting. Matthew Rauch in the title role is deliciously complex - we, too, are alarmed to find ourselves wooed by his intelligence and charisma even as we are repelled by his treachery and dogged fixation with acquiring power any cost. Shakespeare's tale of villainy, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company's interpretation, asks the audience to venture into a severe and harsh world. It is a dark and fascinating journey, but not for the faint of heart.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
MUSICAL MONDAYS: LIVE! back February 18th at The Slipper Room!"Musical Theatre Clips, Burlesquer's Hips, Aerialist's Flips, & A Sassy Queen's Quips"
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Broadway Records today announced that Mythic (Original London Recording) is now available digitally, and in stores on Friday, February 22, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com, and can now be found on iTunes, Amazon MP3, Spotify and other streaming services.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the December Panel: What It Means to Be a Producer (and Why I Do It) on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) at Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Polaris North, 245 W. 29th St. 4th floor, NYC, 10001. This panel is free for TRU members; $12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door).
by Greer Firestone - Aug 7, 2019
The Playhouse on Rodney Square announces its 2019-2020 season: BEAUTIFUL a?' The Carole King Musical, THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, THE COLOR PURPLE, and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. In addition, the schedule includes three limited, return engagements of RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER a?' THE MUSICAL, THE ILLUSIONISTS: MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS, and JERSEY BOYS.
by Courtney Savoia - Aug 19, 2019
Broadway's Shoshana Bean, most recently seen as Jenna in Waitress, will be making her Feinstein's/54 Below debut this summer! This electric concert will feature music from the iconic roles she has played (such as Elphaba in Wicked!); roles she has dreamed of playing; and other Broadway favorites!
by Greer Firestone - Aug 10, 2018
The Walnut Street Theatre, founded in 1809, is celebrating its 210th season. It is America's Oldest Theatre and the Official State Theatre of Pennsylvania, and a National Historic Landmark. With more than 55,000 season ticket holders, the Walnut is also the most subscribed theatre company in the world!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Global Creatures' Broadway-bound Moulin Rouge and the Huntington Theatre Company's production of Man in the Ring were the big winners at the 23rd Annual IRNE Awards, as the two productions garnered a dozen awards between them. Moulin Rouge took home seven awards, including Best Musical, New Musical and Director in the Large Stage category, and Man in the Ring was honored with five, including the Best Play, Director, and Actor awards. Moonbox Productions' Cabaret earned a half-dozen awards, including Best Musical, and Best Director and Choreography awards for its director, Rachel Bertone.  Lauren Patten of JAGGED LITTLE PILL took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for a Large Company.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019
Broadway comes to Northern California's Wine County with the professional production of A Chorus Line presented by the award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company - based in Sonoma, located just north of San Francisco.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2019
What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. After Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Highlights this week include Norbert Leo Butz & Sherie Rene Scott, Kate Rockwell, and Joe Iconis & Family.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.