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A revue of blues songs using the framework of three women and a piano player in a cheap hotel singing about their lives, memories and music on a lonely night.


Dee Hoty, Christine Pedi, Barbara Walsh and More Bring WOMAN OF THE YEAR to Feinstein's/54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017

John Kander and Fred Ebb's 1981 Tony nominated musical Woman of the Year will come back to New York City for a one-night-only concert at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight, November 29th, 2017, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm, with a portion of the proceeds going to The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HOT LIST! What's Hot on Stage Now
by Ellen Dostal - May 7, 2018

What made the Hot List? Blues in the Night at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, ICE at 24th STreet Theatre, LOST IN THE LIGHT by CRE Outrach at The Blue Door in Culver City, SCHOOL OF ROCK at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE at The Road Theatre Company on Lankershim, and SOUTH PACIFIC at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. Check out the latest buzz below and go see a show! Reviews by BWW Sr. Editor Ellen Dostal (LADCC). (more...)

Creative Cauldron Presents Musical Adaptation of E.B. White Classic CHARLOTTE'S WEB
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2018

Creative Cauldron presents a beguiling new version of E.B. White's beloved classic story Charlotte's Web with music and lyrics by Broadway composer Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie) and a book adapted by national award-winning playwright, Joseph Robinette. E.B. White's classic tells the story of Wilbur, a little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever friend Charlotte the spider and their animal friends. The beautiful lessons of friendship and loyalty embedded in the story have made this tale one of the most famous classics of children's literature. Press night for Charlotte's Web is Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 8:00 PM at ArtSpace Falls Church, 410 South Maple Avenue, Falls Church, VA. (more...)

BWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT, a Spectacular Showcase for Three Incredible Women
by Ellen Dostal - May 4, 2018

Somewhere in a cheap hotel in Chicago, circa late 1930s, three women are singing the blues. Two have been around the block and seen it all. One is woefully wise beyond her years. All have been burned by the flames of desire and lovers who have done them wrong. This is the set-up for Blues in the Night, the musical revue conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, playing through May 20th in the Lovelace Studio Theater at The Wallis. (more...)

VIDEO: In Conversation With The Cast Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

The Wallis production of Blues in the Night, conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, starts performances next week in the intimate Lovelace Theater! Artistic Director Paul Crewes snuck into rehearsal to chat with cast members Yvette Cason, Bryce Charles, Chester Gregory, and Paulette Ivory about this exciting new production. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW - May 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for San Diego (more...)

Full Company Announced For ME AND MY GIRL At Chichester Festival Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The full company has been confirmed for Chichester Festival Theatre's summer musical ME AND MY GIRL, directed by Daniel Evans and running from 2 July - 25 August (press night: 9 July). (more...)

BWW Previews: DANCE TO THE MOVIES at The Playhouse
by Greer Firestone - May 14, 2018

With the triumphant success of TV's "Dancing With The Stars", it was a no-brainer to mount a tour of DANCE TO THE MOVIES. It discos, sambas, thrust pelvis's, waltzes and jitterbugs into The Playhouse for a short run May 18-20. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert Series at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 9, 2018

This weekend, the curtain goes up on The Philly POPS' Best of Broadway concert, presented as a part of the POPS' 39th season at The Kimmel Center for Performing Art's Verizon Hall. The event features recognizable favorites from more than twenty Broadway shows, as well as music from Disney. This special concert series runs from March 9-11, 2018 and tickets starting at $35 can be purchased at http://phillypops.com/broadway (more...)

Creative Cauldron Presents Bold New Works Musical Premiere WITCH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

Creative Cauldron presents Witch, the fourth installment in its "Bold New Works for Intimate Stages" world premiere musical series written and composed by the internationally recognized creative team Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith. "Witch channels the zeitgeist of the current "Me To" and "Time's Up" movements while examining the cultural roots of misogyny and inequality across centuries and cultures," stated Producing Director Laura Connors Hull (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Ellison Conducts The Philly POPS Best of Broadway Concert at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 7, 2018

Meet Broadway musical guru, Todd Ellison, who will be the guest conductor for The Philly POPS Best of Broadway concert March 9-11, 2018 at The Kimmel Center. (more...)

BWW Review: THE HOT LIST! What's Hot This Month on L.A. Stages
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 28, 2018

What made the Hot List? THE ART COUPLE from Sacred Fools Theatre Company at The Broadwater, SELL/BUY/DATE at Geffen Playhouse, and ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Independent Shakespeare Co.'s new studio theater. Check out the latest recommendations below and go see a show! Reviews by BWW Sr. Editor Ellen Dostal (LADCC). (more...)

Hackney Empire Announces ALADDIN as its 2018 Pantomime and 20th Anniversary Production
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Hackney Empire has today announced Aladdin as its 2018 pantomime and 20th anniversary production which will arrive in true Hackney style this Christmas as the venue marks its landmark year with the classic tale. Susie McKenna and Steve Edis celebrate two decades at the helm of the legendary pantomime which has grown to become one of the city's most anticipated annual highlights and a champion for culture and community in the East End. Aladdin will run from 24 November 2018 to 6 January 2019, with opening night for press on 5 December. (more...)

Paramount Theatre Announces Cast, Design Team for ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Aurora's Paramount Theatre - Chicago's most decorated theater at the 2017 Jeff Awards with the third largest subscriber base in the nation - is excited to present the first Chicago-area regional staging of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Once to close its 2017-18 Broadway Series. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 3/20/2018
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for Baltimore (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dayton - Week of 3/20/2018
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for Dayton (more...)

Cast Announced For The Wallis Production Of BLUES IN THE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts announces the cast for its upcoming production of Blues in the Night.  Conceived and directed by Sheldon Epps, the production will feature Yvette Cason (Shout Sister Shout, Broadway and film versions of Dreamgirls), Bryce Charles (The Book of Mormon, ABC's "Black-ish"), Paulette Ivory (Disney's Aida and the West End premieres of The Lion King and Blues in the Night) and Chester Gregory (Broadway's Motown: The Musical, Hairspray and  Sister Act).  Blues in the Night will begin performances April 27 through May 20 in the Lovelace Studio Theater. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHILLY POPS PRESENTS THE BEST OF BROADWAY at The Kimmel Center
by Amber Kusching - Mar 10, 2018

They say the neon lights are bright on Broadway, but nothing shines brighter than guest conductor Todd Ellison and Broadway stars Debbie Gravitte, Christopher Sieber, and Susan Egan as they join the Philly POPS for the Best of Broadway concert at The Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall. (more...)

Stars Of The Stage Join Philly POPS For Best Of Broadway Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Three of Broadway's most celebrated stars join the Philly POPS and conductor Todd Ellison - hailed by The New York Times as one of "Broadway's electric conductors" - for Best of Broadway March 9-11, 2018 at the Kimmel Center. (more...)

Grand Theatre Presents A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS In Association With San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

???????The Grand Theatre is thrilled to announce a first-time collaboration with the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.), bringing A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS to the Spriet Stage. This acclaimed stage adaptation, based on the award-winning novel by Khaled Hosseini, had its world premiere in San Francisco in July 2016 and became the bestselling production in A.C.T.'s history. The Grand's production will premiere an all new, all Canadian cast with original staging by A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff. The Title Sponsor for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS is London's Selectpath.  (more...)

Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune to Be Honored by TADA! Youth Theater at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

On March 5, 2018, TADA! Youth Theater will host its annual gala at Tribeca 360, located at 10 Desbrosses Street in Manhattan. This year's honorees will be Leslie Uggams and Tommy Tune. The evening will feature a cocktail hour, dinner, live and silent auctions, entertainment from the TADA!'s Resident Youth Ensemble and Broadway stars, and many more great surprises. (more...)

Cent Stage Co. Kicks Off New Year with Annual Thaw Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Centenary Stage Company kicks off the New Year and the annual January Thaw Music Festival on Sunday, January 14 at 2 pm in the Lackland Performing Arts Center with Freda Payne: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. (more...)

Ray Shell, Original Rusty Of STARLIGHT EXPRESS Celebrates NYC Homecoming in One-Man Show at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Internationally renowned actor, writer, singer, producer, and director Ray Shell comes home with the premiere of Ray Shell: Phoenix. Directed by Michael Boyd, this intimate evening of music celebrates Ray's resurrection in New York after more than 30 years on West End stages, including his breakthrough as Rusty in the original London cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express, plus starring roles in Five Guys Named Moe, Blues in the Night, The Bodyguard, The Lion King, among several productions. Cathy Porter and Amille Harris aka Street Angels NYC accompany Ray on background vocals. (more...)

Debbie Gravitte to Celebrate Release of New Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Tony Award-winner and Ridgefield resident Debbie Gravitte celebrates the releases of her new album and brings Broadway to The Ridgefield Playhouse in her spectacular live show, Big Band Broadway, on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30pm as part of Ridgefield Magazine's Broadway and Cabaret Series, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa. Backed by RK Big Band, led by Russ Kassoff, Gravitte will perform songs from her new album, Big Band Broadway!, along with some old favorites. Gravitte is one of Broadway's biggest personalities and won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, which also earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination and a New York Showstopper Award. For tickets ($47.50), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. (more...)

DRY POWDER Launches Today at Hampstead Theatre,CAROLINE, OR CHANGE to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018.The UK premiere of Sarah Burgess' breathtakingly witty Dry Powder will be directed by Anna Ledwich and begins performances today. (more...)

Debbie Gravitte Comes to the Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Celebrate Broadway close to home when Tony Award-winner Debbie Gravitte brings her new album Big Band Broadway to The Playhouse stage! Backed by RK Big Band, led by Russ Kassoff, Gravitte will dazzle The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30pm as part of Ridgefield Magazine's Broadway and Cabaret Series and partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa. (more...)

VIVIAN REED SINGS LENA HORNE Returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called remarkable and ferocious by The New York Times and a force of nature by The New York Post, continues to honor entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. For two more shows February 7 and March 7 Reed offers high-energy, fearless renditions of Lena classics such as Stormy Weather, The Lady is a Tramp, A Fine Romance, I've Grown Accustomed to His Face and On A Wonderful Day Like Today. She is accompanied by an all-star quartet featuring Conductor William Foster McDaniel on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Damon DueWhite on drums and Don Tipton on guitar. Earlier this season, Vivian received the Mabel Mercer Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Cabaret Revue Pays Tribute to the Wizard of Song in THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC; Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018

Quality Hill Playhouse will pay tribute to Harold Arlen, the man who brought the blues to the Great American Songbook, in THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC, an original cabaret revue which opened on January 19. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Sets 'Female Parts' Spring Season Celebrating Creative Women
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2018

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall today announces its spring 2018 season, Female Parts. (more...)

Nominations Announced for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards; MEAN GIRLS, FUN HOME, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The nominees for the 2018 Helen Hayes Awards were announced on February 5, 2018. One of the country's most prestigious cultural honors, The Helen Hayes Awards recognizes and celebrates excellence in professional theatre throughout the Washington metropolitan area. The National Theatre's Helen Hayes Gallery set the scene for the announcement of nominees in 47 categories for artistic excellence, and the theatre companies eligible for the 2017 John Aniello Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company. The recipient of the 2018 Helen Hayes Tribute will be announced shortly. (more...)

Vivian Reed Celebrates Lena Horne For Her Centennial At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

VIVIAN REED, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist called "remarkable and ferocious" by The New York Times and "a force of nature" by The New York Post, will continues her tribute to entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. For one more show on Wednesday, March 7, Reed will offer high-energy, fearless renditions of Lena classics such as "Stormy Weather," "The Lady is a Tramp," "A Fine Romance," "I've Grown Accustomed to His Face" and "On A Wonderful Day Like Today." She is accompanied by an all-star quartet featuring Conductor William Foster McDaniel on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Damon DueWhite on drums and Don Tipton on guitar. Earlier this season, Vivian received the Mabel Mercer Award from the Mabel Mercer Foundation at Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Chester Gregory to Lead Reading of New Play About Lloyd Price
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

An industry only presentation of Lawdy Miss Clawdy, a new play by B. Jeffrey Madoff and Lloyd Price, will be presented March 1 - 2 at the Theatre Center in Manhattan. (more...)

Award-Winner Josephine Sanges To Sing the Songs of Harold Arlen
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

 2017 Margaret Whiting Award winner JOSEPHINE SANGES taps into the Academy Award- winning songbook of HAROLD ARLEN ("I've Got The World on a String," "Stormy Weather," "Over the Rainbow, "Blues in the Night") with songs from Hollywood ("The Wizard of Oz," "A Star is Born") and Broadway ("St. Louis Woman," "House of Flowers") in her new show COME RAIN OR COME SHINE. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE And ACCEPTANCE At Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

'That old copper statue by the Courthouse downtown, honouring the dead Confederate soldier, ain't there no more…' (more...)

Kravis Center Announces Lineup of Shows, Concerts and Special Events in March and April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is once again offering audience members a dazzling, star-packed lineup of amazing shows, memorable concerts, insightful lectures and very special events during the months of March and April. (more...)

Broadway Legends Join Philly POPS for Best of Broadway Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Factory Theatre is excited to announce an extension to the run of Kat Sandler's newest hit play, BANG BANG, currently enjoying rave reviews from audiences and media alike! Five additional performances have been added from February 20-24, 2018 due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Broadway's Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Jason Graae and More Tribute Jerry Herman Tonight at The Berman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Hello Dolly, Mame, Mack and Mabel and La Cage aux Follies are some examples of composer Jerry Herman's ability to light up Broadway. The music of this legendary lyricist, and one of Broadway's most beloved icons, will light up The Berman Center for the Performing Arts tonight, December 9. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

An Evening with Monty Alexander and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with an exciting series of acts (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Dec. 17
by Audition Roundup - Dec 17, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, December 17, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Monty Alexander, John Pizzarelli, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for January 2018 at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its January 2018 lineup, featuring An Evening with Monty Alexander - From Kingston to Harlem, Vijay Iyer Sextet, John Pizzarelli, Vincent Herring's The Story of Jazz: 100 Years, David Murray Infinity Quartet, La Tanya Hall and The Andy Milne Trio, Fleurine, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Centenary Stage Co. presents Freda Payne in A TRIBUTE TO ELLA FITZGERALD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

The multi-talented Freda Payne best known for her singing career, as well as, her No. 1 hit 1970 pop anthem, Band of Gold has toured the world in concerts, theater performances, one woman shows, as well as, appearances in films and television, briefly hosting her own TV talk show. Freda Payne: A Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, celebrates Ella Fitzgerald's 60+ year career from her 1934 award winning Apollo Theater debut and through her celebrated career as a vocalist. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Announce Full Cast For World Premiere Of All-Female Musical ORANGES AND ELEPHANTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Karena Johnson, Artistic Director of Hoxton Hall, today announces full cast for the world premi re of Oranges and Elephants, the first production in the venue's all-female spring season Female Parts. The musical centres on two rival female gangs in Victorian London blending Music Hall, Fairground and Musical Theatre storytelling. (more...)

BWW Review: 1940's Radio Hour at The Central New York Playhouse
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 10, 2017

Syracuse's Central New York Playhouse latest show is 1940's Radio Hour, written by Walton Jones and featuring various hit songs of the 1940s. Directed by Patricia Catchouny with musical direction by Abel Searor, 1940's Radio Hour transports us to December 1942 the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on New York City radio station WOV. (more...)

Broadway's Chester Gregory Releases 'Remembering Jackie' Tribute Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Chester Gregory first made his mark in theatre portraying Jackie Wilson in The Jackie Wilson Story (Black Ensemble Theatre). His performance earned critical acclaim throughout the nation, including the New York Times saying, "Gregory puts on a show of such physical and vocal dexterity that it's almost impossible to imagine that anyone elsecould do it." (more...)

Chichester Festival Theatre Announces Casting Update For THE COUNTRY WIFE, THE MEETING, and ME AND MY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

Further casting is announced today for Festival 2018 at Chichester Festival Theatre. Clive Rowe joins Matt Lucas, Caroline Quentin and Alex Young to lead the cast of the musical ME AND MY GIRL, which Daniel Evans directs at the Festival Theatre from 2 July - 25 August. Clive will play Sir John Tremayne, returning to Chichester following his appearance in Kiss Me Kate in 2012 which later transferred to The Old Vic. (more...)


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Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for San Diego (more...)

KNIGHTS OF THE ROSE Announces First Casting
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2018

Romance of the Rose Productions announces the first casting for the new West End musical Knights of the Rose. Directed by Racky Plews and created by Jennifer Marsden, Knights of the Rose opens on 29th June for 9 weeks only at The Arts Theatre. Leading the noble Knights is Adam Pearce (King Aethelstan) who is joined by Chris Cowley (Palamon), Oliver Saville (Hugo), Rebecca Bainbridge (Queen Matilda / Bess), Rebekah Lowings (Isabel), Matt Thorpe (Horatio), Ruben Van keer (John), Katie Birtill (Hannah) and Bleu Woodward (Emily). Ian Gareth-Jones, Kelly Hampson and Tom Bales make up the ensemble. (more...)

Kiln Theatre Announces First Season In The Newly Refurbished Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

With Mapping Brent running at venues across the local community, Artistic Director Indhu Rubasingham today announces the opening season at the company's newly refurbished theatre, which sees the Tricycle Theatre relaunch as Kiln Theatre. The new season includes five world premieres, one UK premiere and a major musical revival, with over 10,000 tickets at £12.50 or under. (more...)

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