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Rose, Albert and the gang return 20 years after the events of Bye Bye Birdie.


Michael Walters and Loni Ackerman to Lead BRING BACK BIRDIE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series is pleased to present the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performances only, starring Michael Walters (The Honeymooners, National Tour of Babes in Toyland) as Albert Peterson and Loni Ackerman (Evita, Cats, George M!) as his overbearing mother Mae. (more...)

BRING BACK BIRDIE's Cleve Asbury Returns for One Night Only Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series is pleased to present the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performance only on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents DISNEY'S NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

This Holiday Season Centenary Stage Company is set to seize the day with their family holiday spectacular production of Disney's Newsies The Musical November 24 through December 10 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

BRING BACK BIRDIE Concert to Feature Two Cut Songs at Feinstein's/54 Below; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

The producers of The Second Act Series have also announced that the special, one-night-only concert will feature two songs cut during the show's original preview period, neither of which have been heard since. (more...)

Lenora Nemetz to Lead BRING BACK BIRDIE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series will present the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performances only. The Second Act Series will welcome Broadway's Lenora Nemetz (Gypsy, The Rink, Chicago) to the company as Rose Peterson, Albert's beleaguered but devoted wife. Nemetz is no stranger to the role of Rose after touring in Bye, Bye, Birdie opposite Tommy Tune in 1991. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Carrie St. Louis, Linda Eder and More Coming Up This Fall at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

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. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG's Arbender Robinson Completes Cast of Starry BRING BACK BIRDIE Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series will present the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performance only. Arbender Robinson (Shuffle Along, Les Miserables, Beautiful and more) completes the cast as Mr. Mtobe, stepping into the tap shoes of Maurice Hines, who originated the role. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Adrienne Eller, and More Join CHARLOTTE SWEET Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome The Second Act Series back to their stage with a one-night-only concert of the much-loved musical Charlotte Sweet. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents DISNEY'S NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

This Holiday Season Centenary Stage Company is set to seize the day with their family holiday spectacular production of Disney's Newsies The Musical November 24 through December 10 in the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents DISNEY'S NEWSIES THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

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WICKED's Alli Mauzey Joins Charlotte Sweet in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome The Second Act Series back to their stage with a one-night-only concert of the much-loved musical Charlotte Sweet. Joining the starry ensemble are Justin Chevalier (The Last Seance) as Ludlow Ladd and Broadway's Alli Mauzey (Cry-Baby, Wicked) as Skitzy Scofield. (more...)

Centenary Stage Company presents DISNEY'S NEWSIES THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

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BRING BACK BIRDIE Concert Features Two Cut Songs Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series presents the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performance only, tonight, November 1st, starring Broadway's Lenora Nemetz (Gypsy, The Rink, Chicago) as Rose Peterson and Arbender Robinson (Shuffle Along, Les Miserables, Beautiful and more) as Mr. Mtobe. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief November 1st, 2017: MOULIN ROUGE!, SHADOWLANDS, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Nov 1, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: MOULIN ROUGE!, SHADOWLANDS, and more! (more...)

Carrie St. Louis, Laura Michelle Kelly, 54 SINGS BILLY JOEL and More Set for This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Lenora Nemetz to Lead BRING BACK BIRDIE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series will present the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performances only. The Second Act Series will welcome Broadway's Lenora Nemetz (Gypsy, The Rink, Chicago) to the company as Rose Peterson, Albert's beleaguered but devoted wife. Nemetz is no stranger to the role of Rose after touring in Bye, Bye, Birdie opposite Tommy Tune in 1991. (more...)

Liz McCartney, Lilla Crawford And More Join UNSUNG STROUSE At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will proudly present an evening of trunk songs by one of America's most celebrated composers, Charles Strouse, on Sunday, May 13th at 7:00pm. The one-night-only concert will salute the three-time Tony Award-winner with some of his best trunk songs, featuring material cut from some of his hit musicals, as well as songs that have never found their way to the stage, including numbers from the never completed Star Wars musical. Joining the starry ensemble are Broadway's Liz McCartney (My Fair Lady, Annie, Sunday In The Park With George) and Lilla Crawford (Annie, Into the Woods). (more...)

Lineup Announced for May Kritzerland Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

For our 87th show, it's May, it's May, the lusty month of May and we are doing our usual irreverent and wacky May show, where, as Cole Porter once said, anything goes. We have an amazing cast plus two great guest stars. You'll hear some very rare songs from shows like The Grass Harp, Grover's Corners, Personals, Bring Back Birdie, A Broadway Musical, plus some rare cut songs from shows, plus some classics, both from shows and The Great American Songbook. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 1- Celebrating Chita Rivera's Lifetime of Achievements
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 11, 2018

For our first fabulous Tony memory, we turn to the incomparable Chita Rivera, who is being honored this year for a lifetime of achievement in the theatre. (more...)

Charles Strouse To Sign Memoir At UNSUNG STROUSE At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will proudly present an evening of trunk songs by one of America's most celebrated composers, Charles Strouse, on Sunday, May 13th at 7:00pm. The one-night-only concert will salute the three-time Tony Award-winner with some of his best trunk songs, featuring material cut from some of his hit musicals, as well as songs that have never found their way to the stage, including numbers from the never-completed Star Wars musical. The legendary songwriter will sign copies of his celebrated memoir, Put On A Happy Face, after the performance. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK's Julia Knitel & More Join DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

As previously announced, the acclaimed Second Act Series, which has presented an array of lesser-known musicals in concert, will present the short-lived Charles Strouse tuner Dance A Little Closer this spring at New York's Green Room 42 on Monday, April 16th at 7:00pm. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON's Arbender Robinson Joins DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER In Concert At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2018

As previously announced, the acclaimed Second Act Series, which has presented an array of lesser-known musicals in concert, will celebrate the short-lived Charles Strouse and Alan Jay Lerner musical Dance A Little Closer at New York's Green Room 42 on Monday, April 16th at 7:00pm. The one-night-only concert reading will star Beautiful's Julia Knitel (Bye, Bye, Birdie), currently starring in A Letter to Harvey Milk as Cynthia Drama Desk Award-winner Ed Dixon (Georgie, Sunday In The Park With George, Les Miserables) in the role created by his lifelong friend and colleague George Rose. Joining them as Bebe is Cheryl Howard, returning to the role she originated in the original 1983 production, and Arbender Robinson (The Book of Mormon, Shuffle Along, In Transit) as Charles, the role originated by Brent Barrett. (more...)

The Green Room 42 Presents Mykal Kilgore
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Broadway's newest intimate concert venue – has announced the solo debut of Mykal Kilgore, the celebrated vocalist from The Wiz Live! on NBC TV, Postmodern Jukebox, Motown on Broadway and more, for a two night concert engagement Friday, March 9 at 9:30 PM and Saturday, March 10 at 7:00 PM. These shows will feature original music from Mykal's upcoming album and covers of some of music's most heralded pop favorites with a Kilgore twist. After performances for “The View,” the Mayor of New York, and Brooklyn Nets, these live intimate shows powerfully return Kilgore to the concert stage. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Broadway San Jose but Lloyd Webber lays it to rest in PHANTOM sequel
by Robert Sokol - Mar 19, 2018

LOVE NEVER DIES is an unnecessary sequel to the megahit PHANTOM that wisely skips Broadway and hits the national tour road for ALW fans. The ladies of this evening rule even though the guys are (supposed to be) in charge of the action in this passable evening of musical theatre. (more...)

Kritzerland Announces THE APRIL FOOLS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Kritzerland has announced a new concert event coming on Sunday, April 2, 2017 entitled "The April Fools." This entertaining evening will take place at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood, California. (more...)

Original Cast Member Cheryl Howard And More Join DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER In Concert At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

As previously announced, the acclaimed Second Act Series, which has presented an array of lesser-known musicals in concert, will celebrate the short-lived Charles Strouse and Alan Jay Lerner musical Dance A Little Closer at New York's Green Room 42 on Monday, April 16th at 7:00pm. The one-night-only concert reading will star Beautiful's Julia Knitel (Bye, Bye, Birdie), currently starring in A Letter to Harvey Milk as Cynthia Drama Desk Award-winner Ed Dixon (Georgie, Sunday In The Park With George, Les Miserables) in the role created by his lifelong friend and colleague George Rose. Joining them as Bebe is Cheryl Howard, returning to the role she originated in the original 1983 production.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Retrospective of Chita Rivera's Tony Nominated and Award Winning Roles
by Bethany Sulecki - Jun 8, 2018

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will be presented with a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre at the 72nd Annual Tony Awards on June 10, 2018. This award recognizes theatre artists that have made significant contributions to theatre throughout their life. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Jun 6, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera has returned to town, but there will be no familiar 'Music of the Night.' Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has been penning a sequel to his blockbuster for years, and it has been performed in many versions, as LOVE NEVER DIES. Buffalonians may remember being titillated with the announced world premiere in Toronto years ago, but alas that announcement, as well as one of a Broadway production never occurred. London got dibs on it's premiere, then a reworked version went to Australia and now a new American tour is on the road letting the US decide what they think of the story. (more...)

Charles Strouse Celebrates 90th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

On June 7, 2018, Charles Strouse, the Tony Award-winning composer of Annie, Bye Bye and Applause, and some of the most popular music from the last 60 years of Broadway, film and television, turns 90. To mark the occasion, a year-long celebration of events, including tributes, concerts, revivals and international productions, will take place across the United States and around the world. (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Dallas Summer Musicals
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 26, 2018

Bring Back Birdie, THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE GOES PUBLIC, and both ANNIE II and ANNIE WARBUCKS all famously failed at recreating the success of the musicals for which they produced sequels. And now, riding on the coat tails of mega-musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, LOVE NEVER DIES is touring the world, eying a hopeful Broadway run. But, is this sequel what theatre Phans are asking for? I think the jury is still out. (more...)

Gordon Stanley Joins A POUND IN YOUR POCKET At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm. The show's composer, three-time Tony Award-winner Charles Strouse, will be on hand to meet fans and sign copies of his memoir. (more...)

Tally Sessions, Stearns Matthews Round Out Cast of A POUND IN YOUR POCKET at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series today, January 24th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Ed Dixon and Sally Ann Triplett to Lead A POUND IN YOUR POCKET at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series. (more...)

Before There Was BYE BYE BIRDIE, There Was A POUND IN YOUR POCKET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm. The very first collaboration from acclaimed songwriters Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, best known for Bye Bye Birdie, A Pound In Your Pocket is a delightful, Dickensian story about friendship and redemption. Strouse will be on hand at the one-night-only concert to greet fans and sign copies of his memoir, Put On A Happy Face. (more...)

ANNIE, BYE, BYE BIRDIE Composer Charles Strouse Gears Up to Celebrate 90th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

What do Jay-Z, Kobe Bryant, Archie Bunker, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ed Koch, Bart Simpson, Bruce Campbell, Bonnie and Clyde, and J-Lo have in common?  The answer: Charles Strouse (and his hit songs)! (more...)

Ed Dixon To Lead One Night Only Concert Of DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER At Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

The acclaimed Second Act Series, which has presented an array of lesser-known musicals in concert, will present the short-lived Charles Strouse tuner Dance A Little Closer this spring at New York's Green Room 42. The one-night-only concert reading will star Drama Desk Award-winner Ed Dixon (Georgie, Sunday In The Park With George, Les Miserables) in the role created by his lifelong friend and colleague George Rose. Three-time Tony Award-winning composer Charles Strouse will be on hand to meet fans and sign copies of his memoir, Put On A Happy Face, following the Monday, April 16th performance.  (more...)

Maurice Hines to Emcee 2018 Arena Stage Gala with Mary McBride as Headliner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie are pleased to announce that Broadway legend Maurice Hines will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and international touring artist and global humanitarian Mary McBride will headline the 2018 Arena Stage Gala honoring Mayor Muriel Bowser on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). As previously announced, the Gala features the presentation of the third annual Beth Newburger Schwartz Award to D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, and will recognize Jessica Stafford Davis as an Emerging Leader. The Gala is helmed by event chairs and Arena Stage Trustees Lavern Chatman and Maggie FitzPatrick. (more...)

Ed Dixon and Sally Ann Triplett to Lead A POUND IN YOUR POCKET at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series. (more...)

Second Act Series & Feinstein's/54 Below Present Madcap Musical CHARLOTTE SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below Salutes The Second Act Series which, on February 27, 2018, will present a one-night-only concert of the much-loved, madcap musical Charlotte Sweet (Music, Gerald Jay Markoe; Libretto, Michael Colby). (more...)

Three-Time Tony Award Winner Charles Strouse To Sign Memoir At A POUND IN YOUR POCKET Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm. The very first collaboration from acclaimed songwriters Charles Strouse and Lee Adams, best known for Bye, Bye, Birdie, A Pound In Your Pocket is a delightful, Dickensian story about friendship and redemption. Strouse will be on hand at the one-night-only concert to greet fans and sign copies of his memoir, Put On A Happy Face. (more...)

Bethe Austin Completes Starry CHARLOTTE SWEET Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome The Second Act Series back to their stage with a one-night-only concert of the much-loved musical Charlotte Sweet. Complete casting has been announced for the much-anticipated concert. Bethe Austin (Onward Victoria, Whoopee!, Noises Off, Raggedy Ann) will play Cecily Macintosh, with narration by Mara Beckerman, who originated the role of Charlotte in its original production. (more...)

Complete Casting Announced For Rare Strouse And Adams Musical At 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm. (more...)

Tally Sessions, Stearns Matthews Round Out Cast of A POUND IN YOUR POCKET at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the rarely heard musical A Pound in Your Pocket as part of its popular Second Act Series on Wednesday, January 24th at 7:00pm. (more...)

STEPHANIE'S CHILD - New York's Premier Pop-Vocal Drag Trio Returns To Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018

Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - welcomes back Stephanie's Child, New York's premier pop-vocal drag trio, for their one-year anniversary concert on Friday, August 10 at 9:30 PM. Hailed as one of the "Best LGBT Events in New York" from Time Out New York, the Stephanie's Child residency features tight harmonies, pop hits, hilarious original parodies and surprise special guests. (more...)

Actor, Director, Singer, and Choreographer Maurice Hines Comes to The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Legendary actor, director, singer & choreographer Maurice Hines is set to play The Triad (158 West 72nd Street) on Saturday 8/25 at 7pm. Hines is the brother of the late dancer Gregory Hines and best known for starring in Frances Ford Coppola's 'The Cotton Club', Broadway's 'Sophisticated Ladies,' 'Eubie' 'Jelly's Last Jam' & 'Uptown. He will be joined by The Diva Orchestra starring Sherrie Maracle; tickets are $25-$150 and can be purchased online at www.TriadNYC.com. Lee Summers and Peter Martin are producers. (more...)

Charles Strouse To Greet Fans And Sign Memoir At DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2018

As previously announced, the acclaimed Second Act Series, which has presented an array of lesser-known musicals in concert, will celebrate the short-lived Charles Strouse and Alan Jay Lerner musical Dance A Little Closer at New York's Green Room 42 on Monday, April 16th at 7:00pm. Three-time Tony Award-winning composer Charles Strouse will be on hand to meet fans and sign copies of his memoir, Put On A Happy Face, following the performance ($20 - cash only). Part of a lifelong celebration of composer Charles Strouse's 90th birthday, this special event gives audiences the rare opportunity to hear this enchanting score. (more...)

Casting Complete For Starry DANCE A LITTLE CLOSER Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

As previously announced, the acclaimed Second Act Series, which has presented an array of lesser-known musicals in concert, will celebrate the short-lived Charles Strouse and Alan Jay Lerner musical Dance A Little Closer at New York's Green Room 42 on Monday, April 16th at 7:00pm. (more...)

To Be Continued... Examining the History of the Broadway Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2017

'CATS 2: GRIZABELLA'S REVENGE'?, 'STILL WAITING FOR GODOT: THE SEQUEL'? Unlike successful films, which often spawn prequels, sequels and beyond, It's not often that you see a 'Part II' attached to the title of a cherished theatrical work. But that's not to say it never happens! (more...)

McArdle, Fuller, Leavel, Eikenberry and More to Sing UNSUNG STROUSE at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below will proudly present an evening of songs by one of America's most celebrated composers, Charles Strouse, on Sunday, May 13th at 7:00pm. The one-night-only concert will salute the three-time Tony Award-winner with some of his best trunk songs, featuring material cut from some of his hit musicals, as well as songs that have never found their way to the stage.  (more...)

Delaware Theatre Company Welcomes Back MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Refusing to end their 2017/2018 season, Delaware Theatre Company reprises their hit production Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Happy to be performing for Wilmington audiences again, tap dancing legend Maurice Hines will wow audiences for one weekend only, Friday, June 1 to Sunday, June 3, 2018. (more...)

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