Bright Boy 1944

Opened: March 2, 1944

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Bill Irwin and Jacob Ming-Trent to Join Eden Espinosa & More at WTF Cabaret
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2023

Don't miss the incredible lineup featuring Bill Irwin and Jacob Ming-Trent, joining Eden Espinosa and more at the highly anticipated WTF Cabaret. Prepare to be amazed by the extraordinary performances and talent on display.

Grace Gummer, Mamie Gummer & Louisa Jacobson to Star in THREE SISTERS at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2023

Additional cast and creative team members have been revealed for the 2023 Williamstown Theatre Festival summer season’s Main Stage Reading Series. See who is starring, and learn how to purchase tickets!

Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 15, 2023

This month, the reader question was: 'Which Songs Have Appeared in Multiple Broadway Shows?'

Review: THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Oyster Mill Playhouse
by Andrea Stephenson - Sep 8, 2022

The Glass Menagerie is a complex play filled with deep emotion, multi-faceted characters, and intricate relationships. It takes a strong and talented cast and production team to bring this play to life for modern audiences. Oyster Mill’s production is a beautiful example of a well-thought-out and carefully crafted piece of theatre.

Carleton Carpenter, Stage and Screen Actor, Passes Away at 95
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2022

Carleton Upham Carpenter, Jr. (95) an American film, television and stage actor, songwriter, and novelist died Monday, January 31, 2022 in Warwick, NY.  He had been in declining health for some years.

Tony-Nominated Actor William 'Biff' McGuire Dies at 94
by Stephi Wild - Apr 4, 2021

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Tony-nominated actor William McGuire, known by his nickname 'Biff' has died at age 94.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: January 30-31- with Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 30, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, January 30-31, 2020.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: December 19-20- with Adam Pascal, Josh Groban and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 19, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, December 19-20, 2020.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, December 17 with Laura Benanti, Norm Lewis and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 17, 2020

Today (December 17) in live streaming: the cast of Homeschool the Musical on Stars in the House, Norm Lewis in concert, and so much more!

Virtual Theatre Today: Tuesday, December 15 with Kristin Chenoweth, Anthony Rapp and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 15, 2020

Today (December 15) in live streaming: The Creative Coalition Powertalk Dinner, Road to the North Country, and so much more!

129 Musicals & Shows You Can Stream From Home in 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 21, 2020

BroadwayWorld put together a list of all the live action musicals you can stream on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, BroadwayHD, and Disney Plus. Are you looking for something to get your mind off… all of this? So are we. Because everyone needs some escape,

Wake Up With BWW 1/15: MY NAME IS LUCY BARTON Opens on Broadway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020

Today's top stories: My Name is Lucy Barton officially opens tonight, and more!

The 56th New York Film Festival Announces Complete Spotlight on Documentary Lineup
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 22, 2018

The complete lineup for the Spotlight on Documentary section of the 56th New York Film Festival, taking place September 28-October 14 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has been announced. This year's series of dispatches from the front lines of nonfiction cinema features intimate portraits of artists, depictions of the quest for political and social justice, and much more.  

Kathy Fitzgerald, Dan DeLuca, and More Complete Cast for The Muny's MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by Julie Musbach - Jun 1, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season closing production of Meet Me In St. Louis, August 4 - 12. 

SISTER ACT, BRIGHT STAR, ELF, and More Lead Barter Theatre's 2018 Season
by Julie Musbach - Oct 21, 2017

Barter Theatre announced its 2018 Season lineup during an exclusive preview event featuring select excerpts from various productions. The event revealed details of more than 15 diverse shows planned for 2018.

Joe Iconis and Joe Tracz's BE MORE CHILL Musical to be Licensed by R&H Theatricals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

BE MORE CHILL - the new musical with music and lyrics by Joe Iconis, book by Joe Tracz, and based on the novel by Ned Vizzini - will be licensed by R&H Theatricals, a division of Rodgers & Hammerstein.

ONLY HEAVEN KNOWS Adds Extra Week Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Due to popular demand, Luckiest Productions is pleased to announce that an extension week of performances has been added to the season of Only Heaven Knows. Due to begin previews from May 26 at Sydney's Hayes Theatre Co, the season will now run until July 1.

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by Tyler Peterson - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551.

Nashville Theater Calendar 11/16/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 16, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show.

BWW Review: GCT Revives Still Delicious ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
by Don Grigware - Nov 1, 2015

Joseph Kesselring's dark comedy farce Arsenic and Old Lace dates back to 1941 and was made into one hilarious film starring Cary Grant and directed by Frank Capra in 1944. Nevertheless, the comedy is timeless, so it stills holds up quite deliciously in 2015. One never tires of murder especially when it's played out in a spooky old Brooklyn mansion adjacent to a cemetery...and most of the Brewster family who inhabit it are most definitely certifiable. Elderly Abby Brewster (Mannette Antil) and her sister Martha (Sylvia Alloway) dispose of over the hill lodgers all alone in the world - to bring them peace and eternal happiness. They offer homemade Eldeberry wine laced with arsenic and think they're doing the old codgers a favor. It seems perfectly harmless to them. In fact, they already have 11 bodies buried in the cellar and are about to embark on a funeral service for number 12 who is resting comfortably in the windowseat of their living room. It helps when their nephew Teddy (Jim Barkley) - who thinks he's Theodore Roosevelt - carries out their orders and buries the bodies, convinced that he's digging locks of the Panama Canal. When brother Mortimer (Jordan Byers) - a drama critic for a local paper - discovers the body by accident, he automatically assumes it's Teddy who has killed the man, never dreaming that his sweet aunts are responsible. The biggest problem for the family arises when Teddy's and Mortimer's brother Jonathan arrives on the scene. Jonathan (Brian Middleton) disappeared years ago, leaving a long trail of crimin

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015!

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre.

Review Roundup: GIGI Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 8, 2015

Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say...

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014.

BWW Reviews: It's That Time of Year - Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at State Theatre
by Roy Berko - Dec 4, 2014

The holiday season is upon us. Many local theatres are geared to make your days merry and bright. Curtains have or will shortly go up on the likes of 'A Christmas Carol,' 'A Christmas Story,' and 'Santaland Diaries.' Even The Key Bank Broadway series is ringing in the season with a holiday musical, 'Irving Berlin's White Christmas.'

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