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The musical comedy takes place in turn-of-the-century Paris, where La Mome Pistache, proud owner of the Bal du Paradis, famous for its sexy can-can girls, spars with Aristide Forestier, a self-righteous judge determined to close all Parisian dance halls.


Shubert Theatre (Broadway)

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(New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical Monty Python's Spamalot is coming to High Point in search of the Holy Grail! Audiences can join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table October 1-3 at High Point Theatre, presented by High Point Community Theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021
Soho Rep. today announced a robust 2021-22 season with which it will reopen its home at 46 Walker Street. The company welcomes full-capacity in-person audiences back for the first time since late 2019 with the presentation of works-in-progress from the Writer/Director Lab, a signature program of the theater for over two decades.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 5, 2021
Porchlight Music Theatre begins its eighth season of Chicago's “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Nunsense, book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin+ with direction by Michelle Lauto*, musical direction by Kailey Rockwell* and choreography by Jenna Schoppe*.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Oct 23, 2021
For me, an exciting evening in the theater and in the world of ballet. The name Ballet'X' connotes a modern term denoting non-gendered, non-binary, and inclusivity. I instantly discerned that this company was on top of the latest consciousness, and has incorporated not only this, but the latest trend of mixing forms of dance together, the latest in staging and technology, and superbly trained young, up-and-coming dancers. The program for the evening consisted of three new works, by three diverse, world-renowned choreographers, all set on the dancers in the company. This young company, based in Philadelphia, is amazingly together with an eclectic repertoire, presenting a clean, fully executed array of interesting choreography and interpretations.
by Jay Irwin - Oct 14, 2021
If you’ve been to the Can Can Culinary Cabaret, Dear Readers, you know pretty much what to expect. Amazing singers and dancers, high energy acrobatics, and loads of tantalizing flesh. You also expect to see Jonathan Betchtel, with his bawdy humor and gravity defying glutes, he’s been a staple there as the emcee for the past 15 years. So, you can imagine my surprise when I attended their current production of “Zombie Cheerleaders Return” and Jonny was nowhere to be found, instead having the evening helmed by their resident chanteuse, Jasmine Sim. And while this resulted in a very different show than I was used to, it was no less delightful.
by Patrick Honoré - Oct 10, 2021
A week long celebration of Broadway in Paris.
by Maria Nockin - Nov 9, 2021
Bryce Davis and Cilliers opened their recital program with Richard Strauss' and John Henry Mackay's uplifting 'Heimliche Aufforderung' ('The Secret Invitation'). This joyous, celebratory composition was the composer's gift to his bride on their wedding day. Bryce-Davis sang it with exquisite vocal colors. Next was Robert Schumann 'Die Lotosblume' ('The Lotus Flower') in which the poet Heinrich Heine described the beauty of the love between the flower and the moon. Bryce-Davis showed the lyric tones of her voice as she told of this delicate love.
by Jay Irwin - Nov 7, 2021
Can Can keeps bringing the goods in show after show and their current show, “Masquerade” is no exception. But then why would it be when “Masquerade” features some of the best numbers from previous shows such as “Bon Bon”, “Peacock”, “El Dorado” and more. But even with all these hits from the past, they still manage to surprise with each new show.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021
Global Creatures today announced Moulin Rouge! The Musical will commence performances at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre on 28 May 2022. Tickets for the Sydney season go on sale to the general public on Thursday 16 December, with pre-sale tickets available to waitlist members from Monday 13 December.
by Josh Stent - Nov 27, 2021
Melbourne, Moulin Rouge! The Musical is Majestic, Marvellous, Magical and Mesmerising!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021
Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the 2022 Gala “Paint the Town” will honor RTC alumna and friend Chita Rivera (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Nine) on Monday, March 7 at 7pm at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2021
This is exactly what is needed right now: a wacky world of gods where the party never ends and everyone dances the can-can! At any rate, that is what Eurydice longs for. She is tired of the tedious Orpheus and being at his beck and call for what seems like an eternity. The time has come to say no, to laugh and to enjoy an operetta!
by - May 2, 2022
Today's top stories include the Lucille Lortel Awards, which were held last night. Among the big winners were Kimberly Akimbo, Oratorio For Living Things, and more! Check out the full list here. Plus, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella has set its closing date in the West End, and more.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - May 19, 2022
Expectations have been high for My Fair Lady. It is easy to see why it was such a hit on Broadway; brimming with English period tropes of top hats, Ascot races, lovable cockneys and snobbish toffs. Bartlett Sher's revival now comes to the West End. It looks stunning, but does not always hit the high notes.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
Nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2019-2022 theater season. 
by Jay Irwin - May 16, 2022
Dear Readers, I think it’s time for me to come out to you all. I am here to say that I am an out and proud fan of Barry Manilow. Yes, I’m a Fanilow. From “Mandy” to “American Bandstand” to “I Made it Through the Rain”, I love them all. And, of course, there’s the best, “Copacabana”. Now take that fandom and combine it with my love for Seattle’s Can Can and you’d think their current show would be a sure-fire hit. And you’d be right. “Lola” the latest incarnation from Artistic Director Chris Pink, Choreographer Fae Pink, the delicious folks at the Can Can is not only a hit but one of the best shows I think I’ve ever seen from them (and that’s saying something) and one not to be missed.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022
Chita Rivera will appear on WNBC’s New York Live on Tuesday, May 17th at 11:30am to announce the nominations for the 2022 Chita Rivera Awards.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
This Memorial Day Weekend, the legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and the Tony Award nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) bring Broadway to the Berkshires. 
by Marissa Tomeo - May 1, 2022
Today Petaluma Records released the soundtrack to Take Me To The River: New Orleans — the album and feature documentary film feature new recordings from The Neville Brothers, PJ Morton, Big Freedia, G-Eazy, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Snoop Dogg, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, William Bell, Ani DiFranco, Donald Harrison, Galactic, the late Dr. John, and many more. The film hits theaters in NYC and LA today and will roll out to select cities nationwide during the month of May, list of showings HERE. The soundtrack is available now digitally, with a CD and deluxe vinyl release to come on May 27, 2022. A Take Me To The River: All Stars tour is also set for this May, and select musicians featured in the project will perform at music venues across the country.
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 8, 2022
Just last night, Roundabout Theatre Company honored the great Chit Rivera at its 2022 Gala 'Paint the Town' at the Ziegfield Ballroom in New York City. The evening celebrated Ms. Rivera's contribution to the theater and include the presentation of The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2022
Following almost two years of Covid induced postponements, Jennifer Irons’ riotous one-woman show Yukon Ho!, detailing her upbringing, life and ultimate escape from Canada’s frozen north is finally touring the UK. Jen now lives in Worthing and appropriately the final tour date is at the town’s Connaught Studio on 28 April.
by Dan Marois - Mar 28, 2022
La Cage Aux Folles currently playing at the Seacoast Repertory Theater in Portsmouth is a reminder of how far we come in the world of acceptance.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 25, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that the 2021 ICON Award-recipient and Broadway legend Chita Rivera of New York City, New York has joined Porchlight’s Advisory Board.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2022
Madison Opera welcomes spring with Jacques Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and Sunday, May 1 at 2:30pm in Overture Hall at the Overture Center for the Arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 2, 2022
Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown’s Art House Theatre, has announced his largest and most ambitious lineup of music and comedy superstars for this summer’s 2022 season.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 18, 2022
Watch the Triptych Trailers for INVICTA, a new feminist, fashion dance short film by Breton Tyner-Bryan (Manifest, Gossip Girl, Billions, Winner Madrid IFF, Barcelona IFF), starring Sian Berman (The Australian Ballet), Maya Kitayama (Beauty and the Beast, Cole Porter's Can-Can),and Emily Ulrich (Other World), with Savannah Cranford (Retrofacory Theater C), Susan Olmos Sabel (American Ballet Theater Teacher Training), Samara Steele (Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater), and Tatiana Stewart (The Deuce, Love Life).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 2022
Afterwords is the 24th new musical produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre and features music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak and a book by Emily Kazmarek, with direction by Adrienne Campbell-Holt, choreography by Ebony Williams, and music supervision by Matt Perri.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 1, 2022
Provincetown’s Art House Theatre has announced its largest and most ambitious lineup of music and comedy superstars for this summer’s 2022 season. He will also add to the mix a first-ever “Virtuoso” series spotlighting six of the solo classical reps brightest stars.
by Michael Major - Jan 7, 2022
The Take Me To The River: New Orleans album features new recordings from PJ Morton, The Neville Brothers, G-Eazy, Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, Snoop Dogg, Dumpstaphunk, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, William Bell, Ani DiFranco, Donald Harrison, Ledisi, and many more. Listen to “Act Like You Know” ft. Dee-1, Mannie Fresh, Big Freedia, and Galactic now!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 28, 2022
Broadway living-legend Chita Rivera will soon release a memoir. The book, which will arrive in 2023 from HarperOne, will be available in both English and Spanish. It will be co-authored by Patrick Pacheco.
by Jay Irwin - Jan 23, 2022
In life, Dear Readers, there are, if you’re lucky, moments of excitement and unbridled fun. If you’re really lucky, there are moments when you’re at a show at the Can Can with even more excitement and unbridled fun. And then there was last night when the audience was beyond lucky to witness an all-new production from the Can Can, “Ooh La La!”, that pushed that excitement and unbridled fun beyond the limits.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2022
The beauty of Seattle takes center stage in actor Nicholas Japaul Bernard's video tour of the city. The multi-talented artist is the newest Seattleite to be featured in Visit Seattle's I Know a Place campaign. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 10, 2022
Tony Nominee Charlotte d'Amboise returns to Chicago as Roxie Hart beginning tonight, Monday, January 10, 2022 and Bianca Marroquín has extended in her role as Velma Kelly through March 13, 2022 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.; New York, NY).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 4, 2022
On Sunday, March 20, 2022, Encompass New Opera Theatre, The Board of Trustees and The Encompass Honorary Gala Chairs, Sheldon Harnick and Maury Yeston will pay tribute to Legendary Theatrical Icon and Tony Award-winning luminaries, CHITA RIVERA and DANNY BURSTEIN, with a star-studded musical salute.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2022
The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) is pleased to make its initial announcement of the upcoming 36th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 pm, at Peter Norton Symphony Space at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2022
The original “Dainty June” in the 1959 Broadway production of Gypsy is presenting a cabaret program of classic French compositions in her new show, MON HISTOIRE EN CHANSONS FRANCAISES.
by Herbert Paine - Dec 9, 2021
The National Tour of MY FAIR LADY is a theatrical joy ride that bursts into life the moment the giant pillars of Convent Garden are lowered from above and the opening scene is established. Running through December 12th at ASU Gammage in Tempe, AZ.
by Jay Irwin - Dec 6, 2021
Seattle’s Can Can brings back it’s holiday festival of magic and pasties with their dazzling “Wonderland”. But they’ve also brought back some blasts from the past with the return of favorite performers, Jordan Taylor and Madison Oliver, making this an evening with both old and new surprises.
by Patrick Honoré - Dec 30, 2021
Cole Porter, the most Francophile of the big five American composers of the American songbook, with Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, and Richard Rodgers, spent almost a decade in Paris just after World War I immersing himself French language and culture and developing his craft as a composer and lyricist of sophisticated and semi-autographical ditties full of double entendre, trying them out as a dilettante pianist in the party scenes of the roaring 20s not only in Paris but also in Venice, before taking on Broadway by storm the following decade.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2021
In Breton Tyner-Bryan’s newest artistic escape, INVICTA, we see the lives (and the expectations that come with it) of seven mafia wives come together, driven by drama and passion.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021
Ring in the New Year (in New York Time) Games, Onstage fun and a presentation of Moulin Rouge: The Sing-along with post-show dessert buffet for adults. Includes a countdown to midnight...New York time. The party starts at 6:00pm so for those looking for a fun time without the late bedtime, we've got you covered with a New York 9:00 pm Countdown!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021
Patti LuPone was a guest on last night's episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, which she shared some of her memories working with Stephen Sondheim, and more.
by Jay Irwin - Aug 10, 2021
Dear Readers, I have some amazing news for you. Everyone’s favorite denizen of bawdy jokes, killer moves and more skin than you can shake a tassel at, The Can Can, is back. And now bigger than ever. With their expanded cast, in their new space, and a blinding amount of rhinestones, their show signifying their resurgence from the pandemic, “Glitter Gala”, proves to be a welcome return to theater filled with tons of happiness.
by Misha Davenport - Apr 22, 2022
A grand, glitter and confetti-filled spectacle, the Tony Award-winning musical Moulin Rouge! The Musical officially opened the national tour at the Nederlander Theatre in Chicago on April 21 and those who attended may still be giggling from excitement while picking confetti out of their hair.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022
Porchlight Music Theatre will conclude the eighth season of its “lost” musicals series with Porchlight Revisits Passing Strange, book and lyrics by Stew, music by Heidi Rodewald and Stew, direction by Donterrio, music directed by Justin Akira Kono and choreography by Terri K Woodall, May 18 and 19.
by Jared Fessler - Apr 20, 2022
Memphis the musical will be playing at the Artisty Theater. This musical will blast you out the door humming! Inspired by actual events in the turbulent south of the 1950s, Memphis is the story of Felicia Farrell and Huey Calhoun - one a Black singer, talented and determined to share her voice; the other a white radio DJ whose passion for music transcends race lines. As their love of music and each other grow, their lives and communities intersect, causing encounters with prejudices that challenge them to reconsider their relationships, priorities, and dreams. Featuring an original score with music by David Bryan, founding member of Bon Jovi, this show will have you dancing in your seat.
by Cindy Marcolina - Apr 2, 2022
In a world where the metaverse is starting to take over our everyday lives from professional meetings to social gatherings, it’s only fair that theatre and dance also get an update. While “hanging out” online isn’t a new thing, with forums and social platforms having existed now since the early 2000s, the notion is still quite foreign when performing arts are concerned.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Berkshire Theatre Group has announced the 2022 Colonial Concert Series: Featuring Broadway Luminaries. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2022
Come celebrate CHITA RIVERA who headlines the Shubert Theatre’s 2022 Gala on June 8 with her unique concert event, “The Rhythm of My Life.” The Shubert’s Gala Event will begin at 6:00pm with an elegant and festive cocktail reception, followed by Chita Rivera’s performance at 8:00pm and concludes with a dessert reception following the show.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2022
The 4th annual Chita Rivera Awards will take place on Monday, June 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. This year’s cut off for Chita Rivera Awards consideration is Sunday, May 1, and the nominations will be announced on May 5.