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45th Street Theatre (New York, NY)
354 W. 45th St.

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Based on Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare

Johnny Blood, a hotheaded young cowboy, is sentenced to hang for killing a man in a bar fight. When his sister, Susanna, a novice nun in a nearby Franciscan mission, pleads for his life, the Governor offers to pardon Johnny ó if Susanna will sleep with him. What to do? The sheriff suggests Susanna say yes and then, under cover of darkness, switch places with one of the saloon girls. What happens next makes for a desperate mix of comedy, suspense and romance, in this Western musical loosely based on Shakespeare's Measure for Measure.



QNEK Productions to Present FARCE OF NATURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

QNEK Productions, award winning international theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, is rounding out it's season with the uproarious comedy Farce of Nature by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Alan Thicke Returns for Season 2 of Pop's Reality Sitcom UNUSUALLY THICKE
by - Sep 7, 2016

Alan Thicke and his family blur the lines of reality television and sitcom on season two of UNUSUALLY THICKE returning on Pop Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 9:00 PM, ET/PT. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SUBMISSIONS ONLY Cast Reunites for Hillary!
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2016

Desperate times call for Desperate Measures!  This heated election cycle has been a call to arms for many, and now the creators and cast of the popular web series 'Submissions Only' are heeding that call as well.  (more...)

QNEK Productions to Present FARCE OF NATURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

QNEK Productions, award winning international theatre company in residence at the historic Haskell Opera House, is rounding out it's season with the uproarious comedy Farce of Nature by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. (more...)

Pulled Apart By Horses Share New Video for 'The Big What If'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Having just delivered the first sonic attack since their 2014 album, Blood, with new single 'The Big What If', Leeds's Pulled Apart By Horses reveal a surreal new music video to match. (more...)

Scoop: THE FAMILY on ABC - Sunday, May 8, 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE FAMILY, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 8, 2016! (more...)

Camden Rocks Festival Announce Stage Times & Full Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Camden Rocks Festival have revealed full line-up details for the June 3rd all-day event, and announced a special Kraken Sounds Stage to be held in the Camden Market Amphitheatre, featuring acoustic performances and open to all, free of charge. (more...)

York Theatre Company Announces May Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, will present staged readings of three new musicals. (more...)

The Coral, Reverend and The Makers & More Confirmed for CAMDEN ROCKS FESTIVAL 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

Today Camden Rocks Festival confirm Merseyside's indie rock legends, The Coral, Sheffield's Reverend and The Makers, and more will join the 2017 festival line-up. (more...)

CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN, Starring Ellie Nunn, Begins Tonight at Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Richard Cameron's CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN plays at Theatre N16, now through March 17, in a transfer from Cambridge from producer Lily Staff starring Abi Taylor Jones, Ellie Nunn and Venice van Someren. Press night is set for tonight, March 8th, 2016. (more...)

Canadian Opera Company Closes 2016-2017 Year With TOSCA, 4/30-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company closes its 2016/2017 season with Puccini's beloved Tosca. A tense drama of passion and betrayal, Tosca returns in a COC production performed with two of today's great divas in the title role: internationally renowned Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and critically acclaimed American soprano Keri Alkema. (more...)

New Rep and Boston Theatre Center presents SINNERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

New Repertory Theatre and Boston Center for American Performance present Greensboro Arts Alliance & Residency/Mirror Theater's Sinners by Joshua Sobol, March 23-April 2, 2017 in the TheatreLab@855, Boston University, 855 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA. Tickets are $20-$35 and may be purchased by calling the New Rep Box Office at 617-923-8487 or visiting newrep.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marin Theatre Company Presents World Premiere of Dark Comic Riff on Macbeth PEERLESS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Marin Theatre Company stirs the stage this season with the West Coast Premiere of peerless by Jiehae Park, a new dark comedy riff on Shakespeare's classic cursed tale Macbeth. Twin sisters 'M' and 'L' resort to Desperate Measures when their academic dreams of success are dashed most unexpectedly. With unwavering loyalty to each other-and themselves-they craft a plan to manipulate their destiny by any means necessary. Fresh off a critically acclaimed World Premiere production at Yale Repertory in 2015, MTC is excited to bring this sinister, sisterly twist on the Scottish Play to the West Coast under the direction of Margot Bordelon, who also directed the play's World Premiere. (more...)

TOSCA Returns to Canadian Opera Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The Canadian Opera Company closes its 2016/2017 season with Puccini's beloved Tosca. A tense drama of passion and betrayal, Tosca returns in a COC production performed with two of today's great divas in the title role: internationally renowned Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka and critically acclaimed American soprano Keri Alkema. (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

BWW Review: THE FULL MONTY at Penobscot Theatre
by Mika Lindsay Ouellette - Jun 20, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company Shows "The Full Monty" (more...)

EDINBURGH 2017: BWW Q&A- Hambone: enobmaH
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 31, 2017

BWW speaks to Tom Hamblin about bringing Hambone: enobmaH to the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe. (more...)

Theatre Companies Join Forces to Open New Performing Arts Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Two of Toronto's most exciting indie theatre companies, UNIT 102 ACTORS COMPANY (named 2015's Best Small Theatre Company by NOW Magazine) and LEROY STREET THEATRE (The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?; Much Ado About Nothing) are joining forces to open a brand new theatre space in the heart of Parkdale. (more...)

World Premiere of 31 HOURS Explores Male Suicides in the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Every 31 hours, someone takes their own life on the railways in the UK rail network. It is 10 times more likely to be a man. (more...)

Scoop: Freeform - August Programming Highlights
by TV Scoop - Jul 26, 2016

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The One Thing You Need to Keep Your Fitness Resolution: Music
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

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PEERLESS, Jiehae Park's Dark Comedy Riff on Macbeth, Comes to MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Marin Theatre Company stirs the stage this season with the West Coast Premiere of peerless by Jiehae Park, a new dark comedy riff on Shakespeare's classic cursed tale Macbeth. Twin sisters "M" and "L" resort to Desperate Measures when their academic dreams of success are dashed most unexpectedly. With unwavering loyalty to each other-and themselves-they craft a plan to manipulate their destiny by any means necessary. Fresh off a critically acclaimed World Premiere production at Yale Repertory in 2015, MTC is excited to bring this sinister, sisterly twist on the Scottish Play to the West Coast under the direction of Margot Bordelon, who also directed the play's World Premiere. (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, February 17, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Friday, February 17, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tia Bannon and Mark Rose in ABIGAIL at The Bunker
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

The world premiere of Abigail by Papatango award-winning playwright Fiona Doyle will close The Bunker's highly-acclaimed inaugural season. Abigail will be directed by The Bunker's Artistic Director, Joshua McTaggart. Originally written in 2013 when it was long-listed for the Bruntwood Prize, The Bunker's production stars Tia Bannon (The Winter's Tale and Pericles, The Globe) and Mark Rose (King Lear, The Old Vic; Hangmen, Royal Court). Performances run now through Saturday 4th February 2017. Press night is tonight 12th January 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the duo in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for ABIGAIL at The Bunker
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The world premiere of Abigail, playing at The Bunker from 10th January - 4th February 2017, has just unveiled a peek inside rehearsals - check out the photos below! (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Friday, February 17, 2017
by - Feb 9, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW on Friday, February 17, 2017! (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Thursday, February 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 9, 2016

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Sonder Productions Presents BONNIE AND CLYDE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Sonder Productions is proud to present their inaugural production of Bonnie & Clyde: The Musical. The short-lived Broadway show by Frank Wildhorn is given new life in this stripped down, honest look at the infamous criminals. In a day and age when desperate times call for Desperate Measures, Bonnie & Clyde gives a voice to those whose circumstances force them to make hard decisions. This show dives into the grey area of what it means to be a citizen, and raises the question: which is more important, obeying the law and keeping the peace, or making the choice to live a full life? (more...)

Scoop: REIGN on THE CW - Today, February 17, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Get all the scoop on REIGN, airing on THE CW today, February 17, 2017! (more...)

2nd Annual SOMA Film Festival Announces Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The excitement is building as the SOMA Film Festival prepares for its second annual event featuring entertaining and innovative independent films from 11 countries, and from all corners of the United States. (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Tonight, February 11, 2016
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS tonight, February 11, 2016! (more...)

CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN, Starring Ellie Nunn, to Play Theatre N16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Richard Cameron's CAN'T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN plays at Theatre N16, March 6-17, in a transfer from Cambridge from producer Lily Staff starring Abi Taylor Jones, Ellie Nunn and Venice van Someren. (more...)

Bunker Theatre's Inaugural Season Closes with the World Premiere of ABIGAIL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The world premiere of Abigail by Papatango award-winning playwright Fiona Doyle will close The Bunker's highly-acclaimed inaugural season. Abigail will be directed by The Bunker's Artistic Director, Joshua McTaggart. (more...)

A2SO Invites YOU to SING ALONG WITH SANTA Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2015

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A2SO Invites YOU to SING ALONG WITH SANTA, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

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A2SO Invites YOU to SING ALONG WITH SANTA, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Bethlehem United Church of Christ Saturday, December 5 4:00 p.m (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for ABIGAIL at The Bunker
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

The world premiere of Abigail, playing at The Bunker from 10th January - 4th February 2017, has just unveiled a peek inside rehearsals - check out the photos below! (more...)

Freeform to Take Viewers Inside the World of Competitive Cheerleading in New Original Series
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Freeform presents this all-access pass both on and off the mat with their new original series CHEER SQUAD airing every weeknight (10:00 ¬Ė 11:00 p.m. EDT, Monday ¬Ė Friday) from MONDAY, AUGUST 22 through FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2, on Freeform, the new name for ABC Family. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 22nd, 2017: DESPERATE MEASURES Cast Set, WAITRESS Kicks Off In-Person Rush, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news:WAITRESS Kicks Off In-Person Rush, WICKED Tour Welcomes New Stars and More! (more...)

Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

Panic! Productions to Present VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Panic! Productions launches its new season with Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy, 'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike,' September 9 through 24, at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Tonight, April 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 25, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS tonight, April 25, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: THE BIG BANG THEORY on CBS - Monday, April 25, 2016
by TV Scoop - Apr 22, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE BIG BANG THEORY, airing on CBS on Monday, April 25, 2016! (more...)

Scoop: FAMOUS IN LOVE on FREEFORM - Tuesday, May 9, 2017
by - Apr 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on FAMOUS IN LOVE, airing on FREEFORM on Tuesday, May 9, 2017! (more...)

Ellie Nunn To Make Shakespeare Debut in the West End on Tuesday in TWELFTH NIGHT
by Louisa Brady - Apr 2, 2016

Ellie Nunn, the daughter of the legendary Shakespearean director Sir Trevor Nunn and Imogen Stubbs, makes her Shakespeare debut this Tuesday 5th April as Viola in Grassroots Shakespeare London's production of Twelfth Night. Sir Trevor memorably directed Imogen Stubbs as Viola in the 1996 film of 'Twelfth Night'. The play also stars John Pickard as Sir Toby Belch and Tamaryn Payne as Olivia. (more...)

Scoop: THE FAMILY on ABC - Sunday, May 8, 2016
by - Apr 18, 2016

Get all the scoop on THE FAMILY, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 8, 2016! (more...)

The Farmington Players to Stage THE FULL MONTY, 4/29-5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

The Farmington Players invite you to enjoy the irresistible musical comedy The Full Monty, the heartwarming tale of underdogs who triumph over adversity by baring more than just their souls.  Director Tim Timmer of Wayne says, 'this gritty and edgy musical comedy is a fantastic and beautiful story that challenges the heart.' The Full Monty runs April 29th - May 21st at the Farmington Players Barn Theater in Farmington Hills. Reserved seats are available now at the box office (248) 553-2955 or online at www.farmingtonplayers.org.  Patrons requesting tickets may also send an email to: boxoffice@farmingtonplayers.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Miller Theatre Launches Fake Reality Series DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Miller Theatre at Columbia University School of the Arts announces a new music reality television series, Desperate Measures. Composers battle it out for the chance to be the next big name in new music, beginning Tuesdays this fall at 9pm, immediately following THE VOICE. Watch the trailer for the show below (and bear in mind it's April Fool's Day)!  (more...)

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