Closer Broadway

Four lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal. Love and sex are like politics: it’s not what you say that matters, still less what you mean, but what you do.

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Music Box Theatre

(New York, NY)
239 West 45th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Three casts of captivating artists bring Puccini's classic tragedy of bohemian friends and lovers to life in Franco Zeffirelli's immortal staging. Tenors Matthew Polenzani, Roberto Alagna, and Joseph Calleja trade off as the exuberant Rodolfo, alongside sopranos Ailyn Pérez, Hei-Kyung Hong, and Maria Agresta as the fragile Mimì. Marco Armiliato and Emmanuel Villaume share conducting duties.
by Kevin Alvey - Oct 23, 2019
Marilyn Maye continues to prove her energy and talents outstrip performers half her age. Her latest show at Feinstein's/54 Below in NYC is an amalgam of some of her greatest hits (the tried and true crowd pleasers) and some newer added songs (like the aforementioned title song) along with a healthy dose of some Broadway hit tunes (with special nods to Jerry Herman's 'Mame' and 'Hello Dolly' - both roles Ms. Maye has played).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2019-tru-love-benefit/.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
After Sound Theatre's four-time Gregory nominated work in 2019 (including Theatre of the Year), Associate Artistic Director Jay O'Leary will kick off Sound Theatre's 2020 season with the world premiere of REPARATIONS by Darren Canady in co-production with LANGSTON HUGHES PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTE. Examining the secrets and traumas we carry in our bloodlines, playwright Darren Canady urges us to inch closer and closer to decolonizing and deconstructing the dominant narrative.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Evil Genius in Fishtown, Pennsylvania announces the newest member of their family of adult drinks - and this baby is ready to part-y. Evil Genius Hard Seltzer will debut in a 12-can case featuring three flavors #bigmood (lemon-lime), #tbt (grapefruit) and #bestlife (black cherry).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the thought-provoking exhibition, Playing with Fire: Ceramics of the Extraordinary, on display from November 22, 2019 to March 29, 2020. Showcasing a group of 11 highly celebrated BC-based artists, this premiere exhibition of ceramic works expresses strong opinions on urgent social issues and offers subtle perspectives on the state of our contemporary world.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with SHOW- SCORE.COM, recently launched ALL NEW YORK'S A STAGE, the first-ever campaign dedicated to raising the visibility of our vibrant local theater industry, which is made up of small venues, companies and related organizations throughout the five boroughs.
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
 HBO Max has greenlit travel docuseries Birth, Wedding, Funeral as part of an overall deal with Lisa Ling. Each episode of the series will immerse viewers in a different country to reveal their cultures through the lens of the three universal rituals—births, weddings, and funerals. In a quest to understand what connects us and celebrate the diversity of deeply rooted customs around the world, each episode is a riveting investigation of the human experience in a specific region, and a dramatic dive into an intimate moment in the lives of the people who live there.
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
A special Sunday original telecast of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has topped the late-night talk-show week of Oct. 14-18 in adults 18-49 and total viewers, while Monday-through-Friday encore telecasts have led those nights in 18-49 over a mostly original week of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and rebroadcasts of “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.”
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
With The Watsons currently running at the Menier and Fiddler on the Roof at the Playhouse Theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces further casting for Matthew White's revival of Sandy Wilson's The Boy Friend as the company begin rehearsals. Joining Jack Butterworth (Bobby van Husen), Janie Dee (Mme Dubonnet), Adrian Edmondson (Lord Brockhurst), Tiffany Graves (Hortense), Dylan Mason (Tony), Amara Okereke (Polly) and Issy van Randwyck (Lady Brockhurst) are Tom Bales (Alphonse), Ryan Carter (Pierre), Chloe Goodliffe (Nancy), Matthew Ives (Pépé), Bethany Huckle (Lolita), Emily Langham (Fay), Gabrielle Lewis-Dodson (Maisie), Annie Southall (Dulcie), Peter Nash (Marcel) and Robert Portal (Percival Brown). The production opens on 3 December, with previews from 22 November, and runs until 7 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Global superstar Josh Groban Returns To The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8 p.m. The acclaimed performer, who was unable to schedule Florida tour stops during his last sold-out Bridges tour, will be performing several intimate shows throughout the state in early 2020. Groban was the featured performer at the 2016 Van Wezel Foundation Gala.
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Country artist Lenny Martelli hailing from Philadelphia and most recently Nashville has released his long awaited EP “Just A Thought” on October 18, 2019. The EP is available on all digital streaming and download retailers ie; iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon, Google. 
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Don Williams' illustrious career generated a total of 17 #1 Hits and 38 Top 5 Hits on Billboard's Hot Country Charts. 2019 also marks the 40th anniversary of his #1 hits 'It Must Be Love' and 'Love Me All Over Again.' He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010, and was best known for his straightforward, yet smooth bass-baritone voice and soft tones which earned him the nickname The Gentle Giant of Country Music. As many of Don's accolades landed him in the history books, so will the premiere of Don Williams: Music & Memories of The Gentle Giant which takes its residency at Nashville's famed Schermerhorn Symphony Center for three nights starting October 31 and will reflect on the Country Music Hall of Fame members music, accompanied by the Nashville Sym
by Aaron Wallace - Oct 21, 2019
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND comes to life with mounds of sand, full-fledged shacks, an overturned boat that doubles as a platform, a wood-planked bridge, and a running stream of water that curls around the stage in a rock-lined canal. Let me repeat: they built a river that flows through the theatre. It's the most impressive set I've seen here, and that's saying something. At one point, rain falls down from the ceiling all around the stage, as if to replenish the river as it evaporates under Derek Critzer and Jonathan Scaringella's lively light design.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Boston Court Pasadena announces a 2020 Spring Series, celebrating the birthdays of Ludwig Van Beethoven, Stephen Sondheim, and William Shakespeare. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2019
With shows such as Lynn Nottage's Sweat, Sarah Ruhl's How to Transcend a Happy Marriage, and the NJ premiere of Joshua Harmon's Significant Other, the Black Box Performing Arts Center made a name for itself in Teaneck as the area's premiere destination for immersive and cutting-edge plays. Now located on Palisade Ave in downtown Englewood, Black Box PAC is pleased to announce the first main stage show in their new space: David Lindsay-Abaire's award winning play Fuddy Meers!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2019
Funny Girl, starring Christina Bianco, is coming to THeatre Marigny in Paris, beginning November 7. Bianco took to Twitter to give a behind the scenes look at the rehearsal room for the upcoming production.
by Michael Dale - Oct 20, 2019
Long before Broadway's saturation with jukebox musicals and song catalog shows, Ben Bagley, a producer of modestly-financed Off-Broadway revues, added to what was then musical theatre's long title trend (HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESSWITHOUT REALLY TRYING, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM...) and created a charming revue titled THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ENTIRE WORLD AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF COLE PORTER.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2019
In its second iteration, Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts will return from January a?" March 2020 to celebrate the creative imagination of artists and cultures in the Asia-Pacific region. The stunning and multi-art form collection of works over the three-month long festival of Asian, Australian and Pacific performing arts and public programming will explore the connections between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Pioneer Theatre Company presents a Concert Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the wildly popular 1988 MGM comedy that was a hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The principal cast includes Broadway actors BRENT BARRETT as Lawrence Jameson, MATTHEW HYDZIK as Freddy Benson; and KATE FAHRNER as Christine Colgate.
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Just one week before the release of Armin van Buuren's seventh artist album, a huge collab emerges as the most recent single to come off of 'Balance'. A monumental link-up with none other than R&B/pop superstar NE-YO, 'Unlove You' sees the seminal artists explore the subject of a recognizable post-breakup dilemma in their own unique way.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Direct from its world premiere, The Joyce Theater Foundation presents the New York premiere of The Sun Still Burns Here.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Jenn Colella, original cast member of Come From Away, will depart the musical next month. Colella was Tony-nominated for her performance as 'Captain Beverly Bass.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that American baritone Lucas Meachem will portray the title role of Mozart's Don Giovanni November 14 - 30. Due to a family situation in Europe, Russian bass Ildar Abdrazakov has had to withdraw from Lyric's production in order to be closer to home in the coming months.
by Review Roundups - Oct 17, 2019
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, starring Jonathan Groff, Tammy Blanchard and Christian Borle, opens tonight at The Westside Theatre. See what the critics are saying!
by Peter Danish - Oct 17, 2019
Aida is widely considered one of the grandest of grand operas. The task of converting it to a Broadway musical was a daunting one. Book writers Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang took liberties with the original libretto in a manner they believed would make the plot more relatable to the general public - while that is a question of taste, what is could not be changed was the epic size of the story - Pharaohs, Kings, and Princesses implicitly carry a certain about of gravitas. And the WPPAC production delivers in a big - very big way.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
New York Stage and Film has announced the upcoming line-up for their fall programming including the 2019 NYC Reading Series and a special panel discussion. New York Stage and Film's NYC Programming serves artists through the course of the full calendar year, and throughout the life cycle of their projects. Tickets are free and can be reserved by visiting www.NewYorkStageAndFilm.org/NYCProgramming.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Following its world premiere presentation of BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play, and the New York premiere of ink, The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) welcomes back Camille A. Brown & Dancers for an exclusive engagement of Mr. TOL E. RAncE. This Bessie Award-winning production, which began Camille A. Brown's trilogy on black identity, will play The Joyce Theater for three performances only from November 9-10. Tickets, ranging in price from $10-$55, can be purchased at www.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at West 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Theatre Bay Area will be holding the sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration on Monday, November 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco). Among the 65 award recipients and 315 individual finalists being recognized that evening, TBA will be giving out five special awards, including three TBA Legacy Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
This just in! Mrs. Doubtfire, the new musical based on the film of the same name, will open on Broadway this coming spring at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. Previews will begin Monday, March 9, 2020 in advance of an official opening night on Sunday, April 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
As they lead the charge for this week's Number 1 spot in the UK (set to be their third consecutive U.K Number 1 album), British band elbow has announced they will be returning to North America in January 2020 for a handful of west coast dates in California. Starting on January 18, they will be kicking things off at the House of Blues in San Diego then making stops at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, Fox Theatre in Oakland and The Observatory in Santa Ana. Local pre-sales start Thursday, October 17 at 10AM PT. General on-sale starts Friday, October 18 at 10AM PT. For more information, go to: www.elbow.co.uk
by Katie Laban - Oct 16, 2019
Usually when people hear the word Frankenstein one image comes to mind: the inarticulate groaning hulk. Opening this weekend and running through Halloween on Stagecrafters' 2nd Stage is A. S. Peterson's version of Frankenstein, where The Monster is unlike the popular film adaptions that comes to everyone's mind. The play doesn't feature a terrifying and unthinking creature, instead The Monster feels emotions and asks questions that all humans ask themselves a?" according to Peterson, a?oehis Frankenstein is not your mama's Frankenstein.a?? BroadwayWorld Detroit was able to have an in-depth interview with the play's director, Andrew Clements, and the man behind The Monster in the show, Michael Meike, to find out what makes this new version so unique and thrilling, yet still be inspired by the classic Frankenstein story by Mary Shelley that audiences have come to know and love.
by Felicitas de la Fare - Oct 16, 2019
The multi-award-winning play by Simon Stephens 'The curious incident of the dog in the night-time', based on the bestseller by Mark Haddon, arrives at the Maipo Theater in Buenos Aires as a production of The Stage Company and with the highest quality technologic setting
by TV News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
“The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” has won the late-night ratings week of Oct. 7-11 in adults 18-49 with the show's highest 18-49 and total-viewers weekly averages, excluding weeks of high-rated NFL lead-ins, since June.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with SHOW- SCORE.COM, recently launched ALL NEW YORK'S A STAGE, the first-ever campaign dedicated to raising the visibility of our vibrant local theater industry, which is made up of small venues, companies and related organizations throughout the five boroughs.
by TV Scoop - Oct 15, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of PRODIGAL SON, airing on FOX on Monday, October 21, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Sonia De Los Santos, hailed by Billboard as 'one of the Latin children's music artists you should know,' makes her debut at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts with La Golondrina: A Musical Journey,
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Having celebrated 35 successful years of sensational daytime entertainment, Arts Centre Melbourne's Morning Melodies 2020 program is set to amaze audiences once again with a stellar line-up of music theatre, cabaret, opera, jazz and dance. This coming year, the feel-good one hour concerts held each month at Hamer Hall will celebrate our very own Australian performers, including Philip Quast, Silvie Paladino, Zoy Frangos and Trevor Ashley.
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019
In Disney+'s “Lady and the Tramp,” a timeless re-telling of the 1955 animated classic, a pampered house dog and a tough but lovable stray embark on an unexpected adventure and, despite their differences, grow closer and come to understand the value of home. Life is good for Lady, an overachieving American Cocker Spaniel who resides in an upscale suburban neighborhood. Her owners, Jim Dear and Darling, spoil her daily and her neighbors, Jock, an outspoken Scottish Terrier and Trusty, a world-weary Bloodhound, are always within barking distance. But when a baby enters the picture, Lady is no longer the center of attention, and the arrival of cat-loving Aunt Sarah only complicates matters. Lady soon finds herself alone on the streets in an unwelcoming part of town. Fortunately, Tramp steps in, and the streetwise mongrel is quick to teach her the ways of the world. Before long, the prim and proper pure bred and the fast-talking mutt are partaking in moonlight strolls in the park and romantic spaghetti dinners by candlelight. Tramp savors the independence of a world without leashes or fences alongside his roguish friends Peg and Bull, but Lady misses the comfort and safety of a family, and soon both must decide where – and with whom – they belong.
by Stage Tube - Oct 14, 2019
Mentalist Derren Brown, who currently stars on Broadway in Derren Brown: Secret, stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan on Monday to demonstrate some mind-blowing tricks with Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Jonathan Miller's hilarious and much loved production of the Gilbert and Sullivan classic returns to the London Coliseum, almost 35 years after its premiere.
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Due to overwhelming demand, the Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) has announced an additional show for Josh Groban's forthcoming residency at New York's iconic Radio City Music Hall. The residency was announced on Good Morning America and tickets went on sale today.  Performances will kick off on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2020, April 18, 2020 with an additional date on June 20th, 2020. Tickets for all three shows are on sale now HERE.
by Cindy Marcolina - Oct 13, 2019
In the shadows of the Kennedy compound in Washington DC lives a peculiar family, the Pascals. Twenty years after JFK's assassination, Marty (Fergus Leathem) is coming home from New York to celebrate Thanksgiving with his mother (Gill King), little brother Anthony (Bart Lambert), and twin sister Jackie-O (Colette Eaton). What should have been a delightful festive reunion turns into a perverted evening of mind-games and manipulation when the young man shows up with his fiancée Lesly (Kaya Bucholic)
by Alan Portner - Oct 13, 2019
a?oeRagtimea?? at Musical Theatre Heritage is more than just a great show. It has harnessed extraordinary power to move its audience and remind us of the idea that is America.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
elbow have released their highly anticipated, critically acclaimed eighth studio album, 'Giants of all Sizes' [Polydor/Verve Label Group] today.   
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program presents David Lindsay-Abaire's crazy comedy, Fuddy Meers, directed by Suzy Willhoft and featuring some of the Pacific Northwest's finest actors. This production will play Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Due to overwhelming demand, an additional show has been added for Josh Groban's forthcoming residency at New York's iconic Radio City Music Hall. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
As Elmhurst Ballet School works towards its 100th anniversary in 2023, the vocational school in association with Birmingham Royal Ballet, is eager to hear from their much-loved alumni, or 'Old Elms' as they are affectionately known. Just a few years away from its milestone celebrations, the Edgbaston, Birmingham based school is keen to collate Elmhurst stories of students past and present. To get the ball rolling, alumni are invited to the school's 'Tea and a Tipple' event at London's legendary The Water Rats on Saturday 16 November 2019.