Face the Music

Opened: February 17, 1932

Face the Music - 1932 - Broadway History , Info & More

New Amsterdam Theatre (Broadway)
214 West 42nd St. New York, NY

A New York City police sergeant tries to intentionally lose some money by backing a Broadway show, The Rhinestone Girl, that is sure to fail. When it becomes a hit, an investigation into police corruption is launched. The police sergeant’s wife saves the day by donating the profits from the show to the city’s depleated treasury.

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San Diego's Premiere Professional Choir Amplifies Voices Of Women & Composers From Diverse Cultural Backgrounds Inbox
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 7, 2023

​​​​​​​SACRA/PROFANA, San Diego's premiere professional vocal ensemble, has announced the concerts for their 15th Season melding vocal mastery with a social justice ethos. 

SHOW BOAT Will Come to NYU Skirball in 2025
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2023

The Obie Award-winning Target Margin Theater and NYU Skirball will present a new production of the groundbreaking musical Show Boat in the Spring of 2025. Directed by Target Margin Theater’s Founding Artistic Director David Herskovits, the revival uses the original 1927 book and score by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II.

PACIFIC OVERTURES, CLOSE UP - THE TWIGGY MUSICAL, and More Set For Menier Chocolate Factory 2023 Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 21, 2023

With Marjorie Prime currently running at the company's home base in South London and Funny Girl on Broadway, the Menier Chocolate Factory announced forthcoming programming for 2023. Learn more about the lineup here!

FUENTA OVEJUNA to be Presented at Theatre for a New Audience in April
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2023

Theatre for a New Audience will present the Off-Broadway premiere in English of the great Spanish author Lope de Vega’s Fuente Ovejuna (1612), translated by the late British poet, novelist, and playwright Adrian Mitchell.

Considered the Father of Aviation, Santos Dumont Will Have His Life Told in the Musical ALEM DO AR (Beyond the Air)
by Claudio Erlichman - Jan 11, 2023

Alem do Ar is a musical freely inspired by the life of Santos-Dumont, not only the daring and determined inventor, but also the man who had doubts about his inventions. The show is produced by the Lia Maria Aguiar Foundation, starring the talents of Cassio Scapin, Mateus Ribeiro, Felipe Prestes, Henrique Oliveira) and a great cast.

Northern Stage Announces THIS IS FAMILY Season For 2023
by Stephi Wild - Nov 17, 2022

The third in a trilogy of 'This is...' seasons of curated cultural spotlights on big ideas from Northern Stage Artistic Director Natalie Ibu, This is Family is about doing life together.

Gamin And Sanctuary To Present UNFORGOTTEN SONG
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 18, 2022

Gamin and Sanctuary will present 'Unforgotten Song,' a music and multimedia work, that commemorates the anguish of the Comfort Women, local women enslaved throughout Japan-occupied East Asia, 1932-1945.

Greek National Opera Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring World Premiere of New GNO Production of Verdi's FALSTAFF
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2022

The Greek National Opera’s 2022-23 season curated by GNO Artistic Director Giorgos Koumendakis will feature ten new opera and ballet productions, one newly commissioned opera, five revivals of past productions, music concerts, major co-productions with some of the world’s foremost opera houses, collaborations with leading conductors and more.

HAIR Co-Creator James Rado Dies at 90
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2022

James Rado, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning sole surviving co-creator of the ground-breaking Broadway musical HAIR - The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, died peacefully Tuesday evening, June 21, 2022 in New York City surrounded by his loving family. 

90th Annual Festival of Arts Brings Art, Music, and More To Laguna Beach Beginning Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2022

This summer the Festival of Arts is celebrating a major milestone: its 90th anniversary. On Saturday, August 13th,1932 the Festival of Arts opened its doors for the very first time as two dozen artists hung their paintings on fences, trees, and buildings along Laguna's main street hoping to lure tourists to the first Festival of Arts.

How Many Musicals Have Won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? See the List Here!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2022

Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop, the most recent musical to take home the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, has just opened on Broadway! Only 10 musicals in history have been honored with the coveted award and we've got the full list.

Dizzy's Club Announces May and June Lineup
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022

Jazz at Lincoln Center announced its May and June 2022 programming at Dizzy’s Club, featuring a diverse lineup of club favorites and rising stars alongside the launch of a new concert series, special events, and celebrations of giants of jazz history from Slide Hampton and Ralph Peterson to Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk.

San Francisco Opera Presents LIVE AND IN CONCERT: THE HOMECOMING At The Opera House And Live Simulcast To Oracle Park
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 3, 2021

San Francisco Opera presents a one-night-only celebration, Live and In Concert: The Homecoming, on Friday, September 10 at 7 pm. Caroline H. Hume Music Director Eun Sun Kim, now in her first season as leader of San Francisco Opera's artistic forces, leads the San Francisco Opera Orchestra and soloists Rachel Willis-Sørensen and Jamie Barton in this festive overture to the Company's 99th Season.

The Rep to Kick Off 2021-2022 Season With World Premiere of DREAMING ZENZILE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2021

 The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) is set to launch its electrifying 2021-22 live theatre season with the world premiere production of Dreaming Zenzile, Based on the life of Miriam Makeba, written and performed by Grammy-nominated international music sensation Somi Kakoma.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2021�"22 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 23, 2021

The Company unveils three new productions: Ludwig van Beethoven's Fidelio and, continuing the Company's Mozart-Da Ponte Trilogy, Così fan tutte and Don Giovanni. The new season also includes the return of Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang's Dream of the Red Chamber, a free Opera at the Ballpark simulcast, multiple concert programs and a new livestreaming option for select performances.

San Francisco Opera Announces 2021�"22 Season Including Repertory, Casting and Reopening Plans for 99th Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

San Francisco Opera announced today repertory, casting and reopening plans for its 99th season. Commencing with a performance of Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca on Saturday, August 21, the 2021–22 Season marks the inauguration of Eun Sun Kim’s tenure as Caroline H. Hume Music Director and a reemergence of opera at the War Memorial Opera House.

The Rep to Kick Off 2021-2022 Season With World Premiere Of DREAMING ZENZILE, Based On The Life Of Miriam Makeba
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2021

​​​​​​​The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis (The Rep) will launch its electrifying 2021-22 live theatre season with the world premiere production of Dreaming Zenzile, Based on the life of Miriam Makeba, written and performed by Grammy-nominated international music sensation Somi Kakoma.

BWW Feature: ONLINE OPERA VIRTUAL TOUR SEPT. OCT. 10-17 at Home Computer Screens
by Maria Nockin - Oct 9, 2020

On Los Angeles Operaa??s website, Ashley Faatoalia, tenor, and Louise Thomas, piano, collaborate for a a?oeLiving Room Recital.a?? They perform songs by Schubert, Williams, Fauré, Bonds and Gordon as well as Spirituals and arias by Mozart, Gershwin and Puccini.

by Maria Nockin - Jun 5, 2020

In 2018, New York newspapers praised the short-notice Metropolitan Opera debut of baritone Alexander Birch Elliot in Bizet's The Pearlfishers. During this time of closed theaters, Elliott's a?oeLiving Room Recitala?? may be heard on Los Angeles Opera's website.

Chicago Opera Theater To Mount Trio Of Premieres In 2020/21 Season
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2020

'Coming off its finest season in a decade... Chicago Opera Theater may be entering a golden age in its history,' writes Chicago Classical Review. This resurgence of artistic quality and audacious programming has been driven by the company's Orli and Bill Staley Music Director Lidiya Yankovskaya and Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson General Director Ashley Magnus, who announced the 2020/21 season on Wednesday evening via a digital reveal on Facebook and YouTube.

The 101 Greatest Showtunes from 1920-2020
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020

How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years? Well, we did the near-impossible task.  Check out our full list here! 

Kravis Center Offers 26 Sensational Shows, Concerts & Special Events In March
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 20, 2020

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is offering several of Broadway's biggest hits, plus amazing concerts and memorable special events for every entertainment preference, from classical music to political comedy, plus international superstars like Diana Ross to Kenny G to Chita Rivera, along with several fascinating talks and lectures throughout the month of March.

Folks Operetta Presents THE FLOWER OF HAWAII
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

Folks Operetta continues its Reclaimed Voices Series with Paul Ábraham's exotic jazz operetta, The Flower of Hawaii featuring soprano and former Ms. Illinois Marisa Bucheit (2014) as Princess Laya/Suzanne. 

Liquid Music Series Presents James McVinnie And Darkstar: Collapse
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 4, 2019

On Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 8:00pm, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra's Liquid Music Series presents James McVinnie and Darkstar at Northrop, University of MN, Minneapolis.

ZACH Theatre Announces 2019-20 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 26, 2019

ZACH Theatre, Central Texas' premier professional theatre, announces six Mainstage productions along with the Family Series and holiday add-ons as part of the 2019-20 season. The Mainstage Season includes: Steven Dietz's new work Dracula: Mina's Quest, a 21st century look at the Bram Stoker classic; A Night with Janis Joplin returns celebrating the legendary rock goddess;  Every Brilliant Thing, Duncan Macmillan and Jonny Donahoe's touching and charming play; the timely and probing new work Roe by Lisa Loomer; the new immersive musical Reunion '85; and the quintessential family musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's, The Sound of Music.


Lunching at the Automat
Let's Have Another Cup of Coffee
Reisman's Doing a Show
Torch Song
You Must Be Born with It
On a Roof in Manhattan
My Beautiful Rhinestone Girl
Soft Lights and Sweet Music
Well of All the Rotten Shows
I Say It's Spinach (and the Hell with It)
Drinking Song
Dear Old Crinoline Days
I Don't Want to Be Married (I Just Wanna Be Friends)
Manhattan Madness
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