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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.


Adrianna Hicks, Carla R. Stewart and Carrie Compere to Lead THE COLOR PURPLE on Tour; Cast, Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Producers announced today the first North American tour and full casting of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. Performances will begin October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors and the tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. The tour will visit more than 30 cities in its first year on tour. Check out a complete tour route for the 2017-18 season below! (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Extends At The Marble Arch Theatre Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Underbelly Productions has today confirmed the new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe, will extend its run at The Marble Arch Theatre until Saturday 17th February 2018, due to overwhelming popular demand.  (more...)

DRY POWDER and CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Headed to Hampstead Theatre in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018. (more...)

Kenneth Mosley, Trenyce, Matt Manuel and Justin Reynolds to Lead MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Work Light Productions has announced the complete cast for the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Vivian Reed to Sing Lena Horne at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Vivian Reed, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist, will honor entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL National Tour Launches Today in Kentucky
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Work Light Productions launches the National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tonight, September 29, in Owensboro, KY. (more...)

Aisha Jawando, Tony Whittle, Kat B, and More to Star in Hackney Empire's CINDERELLA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Hackney Empire today announces casting for its highly anticipated 2017 Christmas pantomime, Cinderella, having last been staged at the venue in 2011. (more...)

Dee Hoty, Christine Pedi, Barbara Walsh and More to Bring WOMAN OF THE YEAR to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 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 on Wednesday, 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...)

Full Cast Announced for MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Patchogue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The full cast has been anounced for The Gateway and Patchogue Theatre's presentation of GFour Productions' international hit show Menopause The Musical on Sunday, October 8 at 2pm, and 7pm, at Patchogue Theatre. (more...)

Patchogue Theatre & The Gateway present MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) and The Gateway will team up for a special presentation of GFour Productions' international hit show 'Menopause The Musical' on Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., at Patchogue Theatre. 'Menopause The Musical' is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived The Change. The full cast has been announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Maria Friedman Previews LENNY & STEVE at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Sep 20, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows, continuing September 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Maria Friedman to Make Feinstein's/54 Below Solo Debut with LENNY & STEVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows on September 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23 at 7pm. (more...)

Olivier Winner Maria Friedman to Sing Sondheim & Bernstein at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman makes her Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut this fall with shows on September 19, 20, 21, 22, and 23 at 7pm. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Begins Tonight in Schenectady
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

The first North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE begins tonight, October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors. The tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. (more...)

Hoxton Hall Sets 'Female Parts' Spring Season Celebrating Creative Women
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

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

Broadway at the Cabaret: Linda Eder, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More This Week!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2017

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. Highlights this week include: (more...)

Vivian Reed to Sing Lena Horne at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Vivian Reed, the two-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway star and concert artist, will honor entertainment icon Lena Horne in a special centennial celebration at Feinstein's / 54 Below. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For SLEEPING BEAUTY – THE ROCK 'N' ROLL PANTO This Christmas At Theatr CLWYD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey, today announces the full cast for the cult rock 'n' roll panto, Sleeping Beauty. Featuring 16 rock and soul songs played live by actor-musicians, Zo Waterman directs Sean McKenzie who leads the company in the role of Dame Tabetha Trott. Joining him making their pantomime debuts will be Britain's Got Talent finalist James Ifan (Simon Steadfast), David Heywood (Mordred) and Emmy Stonelake (Frederica). Completing the cast are Greg Coulson (Domestos), Lynwen Haf Roberts (Morgana), Rowan Talbot (King Camelot), Luke Thornton (Harold The Herald), Elian West (Princess Susie) and Zoe West (Fairy Fanciful). (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards; GALA's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 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...)

Broadway's Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Jason Graae and More to Tribute Jerry Herman at The Berman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 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 Saturday, December 9. (more...)

Bryson, McCoo, Davis Jr., Studdard and Whatley Bring The COLORS OF CHRISTMAS To The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 21, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Colors of Christmas on Friday, December 8, at 8:00pm. A holiday tradition at the McCallum, Colors of Christmas celebrates its 25th anniversary with Peabo Bryson, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., Ruben Studdard and Jody Whatley. (more...)

Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte Completes Cast for SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Broadway star and Tony Award winner, Debbie Gravitte, has joined the cast of SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT as the evil fairy, 'Carabosse,' completing the cast for the upcoming holiday production at Theatre Under The Stars! (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards; GALA's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld West Virginia Awards; OLNEY's IN THE HEIGHTS Leads as Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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...)

The Callaway Sisters to Bring SIBLING REVELRY to Rubicon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Tony nominees Ann Hampton Callaway and Liz Callaway bring their acclaimed cabaret show, SIBLING REVELRY, to Rubicon Theatre Company as part of the 2017 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Feinstein and Friends Pay Homage to 'The First Lady of Song' in the Exceptional ELLA ON MY MIND
by Jamara Wakefield - Jun 28, 2017

The world fell in love with Ella Fitzgerald in her six-decade career. Michael Feinstein conjured this unending love for Fitzgerald at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center in his final JAZZ & POPULAR SONG concert of the 2017 season with ELLA ON MY MIND. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Photo Flash: Full Casting Announced for New Production of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Underbelly Productions have today announced full casting for a brand new production of Clarke Peters' Olivier Award-winning and Tony-Award nominated musical, Five Guys Named Moe. The production will open on 14 September 2017 in a new temporary theatre in Marble Arch, London. Check out photos of the cast below! (more...)

BWW Review: Gateway Playhouse's Swing! puts you "In the Mood" to experience the music of a classic era.
by Nicholas Pontolillo - Jul 5, 2017

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Theatr Clwyd Announces Christmas Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Following on from the success of last year's Christmas season, Theatr Clwyd's Artistic Director, Tamara Harvey, today announces the 2017 Christmas programme. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

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...)

Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway, and More to Perform at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Broadway cabaret series Music Mondaysconcludes for the year on Monday, August 28 at 8 pm with Stephen Schwartz and Friends, featuring Emmy Award Winner Liz Callaway, Scott Coulter and Tony Award Winner Debbie Gravitte. Tickets range from $69 to $125 and are available online at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Bay Street Theater Box Office at 631-725-9500, open seven days a week 11 am to showtime. Music Mondays is sponsored in part by Grenning Gallery. (more...)

Casting Announced for the European Premiere of DOLPHINS AND SHARKS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

"My first supervisor was a African girl named Ann, and she had the nerve to tell me that I don't have a right to call myself African American. I had to tell that heffa just because your people sold my people doesn't mean I don't got African roots." (more...)

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