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Face the Music - 2002 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

Closing: June 23, 2002

Sol Goldman 14th Street YMHA

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344 E. 14th Street (between First and Second Avenue)
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by Julie Musbach - Sep 11, 2019
The accomplished composer, producer, curator and arts administrator John Glover has been named Director of Artistic Planning at NYC's Kaufman Music Center. Vice President and Director of Orchestra of St. Luke's DiMenna Center for Classical Music since 2013, Glover is Artistic Director of the Look+Listen Festival and has produced numerous new music festivals and series including NYsoundCircuit, NOise, the UnCaged Toy Piano Festival and SONiC Festival.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 7, 2019
The 2019-20 Luna Composition Lab Fellows range in age from 13 to 17 and hail from all over the U.S., including Springfield, MO; Louisville, KY; Pasadena, CA; Los Altos, CA; and Fayetteville, NY. They are: Olivia Bennett (age 17), KiMani Bridges (age 17), Madeline Clara Cheng (age 15), Ebunoluwa Oguntola (age 14) and Sage Shurman (age 13). Honorable Mentions were awarded to Nicole Balsirow, Emily DeNucci, Helen Feng, Jordan Millar, and Emily Singleton.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 14, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman announces the Los Angeles premiere of Ann - written by and starring Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein from May 27 to June 28, 2020, and the on-sale of tickets for The Father, written by Florian Zeller and starring Alfred Molina, translated by Christopher Hampton and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, from February 5 to March 1, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2020
Each year, the nation's top high school singers experience a week of mentoring from Broadway stars and other arts and entertainment professionals at the Great American Songbook Foundation's Songbook Academy® summer intensive.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2020
Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including a Jagged Little Pill book, Rags and Cambodian Rock Band cast recordings, Sea Wall/A Life audiobook, and more!
by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by A.A. Cristi - May 16, 2019
(mostly)musicals is BACK with their 33rd edition, BODY Language... an anatomically correct cabaret! The evening will feature Gregory Nabours at the piano, our open mic afterparty, and incredible performers from Broadway and LA singing songs about ANATOMY!
by Stephi Wild - May 14, 2020
Manoa Valley Theatre returns for its 52nd season with a stellar lineup of shows that includes a slew of Hawaii premieres, including comedy, musical comedy, drama and a local-kine Hawaii favorite.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2020
On Monday, June 1 (4 - 8 pm EDT), the entire Kaufman Music Center community will come together for a Day of Musical Action, a special online event featuring performances by students and faculty from all of the Center's programs, including Special Music School, Lucy Moses School, Face the Music and Luna Composition Lab.
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 12, 2020
Amazing Radio is thrilled to announce today's launch of Amazing Radio US (, the North American counterpart to the long-running  British new music radio station and music discovery service
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2020
University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Dean Stanley E. Romanstein has announced the appointment of Eric Santagata to the position of Associate Professor and Patricia A. Corbett Distinguished Chair of Musical Theatre at CCM. A 2004 graduate of CCM's nationally recognized BFA Musical Theatre program, Santagata's appointment begins on Aug. 15, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2020
In lieu of Garrick Ohlsson's originally-scheduled Brahms program with Takács Quartet tomorrow evening (3/14) at 8 pm, Ohlsson will perform a solo recital to be live streamed from 92Y's Kaufmann Concert Hall, without an audience.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 27, 2019
Ann Hampton Callaway has had many of the world's greatest pianists, arrangers, and music directors accompanying her throughout her celebrated career. Last night at her show 'Jazz Goes To The Movies' sitting on the piano bench at Feinstein's54 Below she had the one who started with her at the very beginning. It was the one who probably knows how to pianistically surround her extraordinary artistry the best and the one who is able to create the harmonies that intertwine most effectively with her prodigious talent. It was Ann Hampton Callaway playing for herself!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2019
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 13, 2019
Scott Mescudi , better known by his stage name Kid Cudi has joined the growing cast of the much anticipated third installment of Bill & Ted. Mescudi joins previously announced cast Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, William Sadler, Samara Weaving and Brigette Lundy-Paine. Mescudi has a significant role, though details are being kept under wraps. 
by Julie Musbach - Jul 22, 2019
Dell'Arte Opera Ensemble today announced its 17th annual summer festival: Voices from the Tower, exclusively featuring works composed by women.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 11, 2019
Kristen Schaal and Holland Taylor have joined the cast of Bill & Ted Face The Music. Schaal will play Kelly, a messenger from the future. Taylor is set to take on the role of The Great Leader, the most powerful person in the universe - the center of which is San Dimas, California, 700 years in the future. They join previously announced cast including Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, William Sadler, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, ("Kid Cudi"), Anthony Carrigan, Beck Bennett, Erinn Hayes, Jayma Mays, Amy Stoch, Hal Landon Jr. and Jillian Bell.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020
See what's coming up in February at National Sawdust!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 7, 2020
Pasadena Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman has announced the on -sale of tickets for the Los Angeles premiere of Ann - written by and starring Holland Taylor and directed by Benjamin Endsley Klein from May 27 to June 28, 2020, and a new production of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun with book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, directed by Sarna Lapine, from July 28-August 23, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2020
One family is about to face the music... Castle Craig Players continue their 27th Anniversary Season with the groundbreaking and award-winning musical, NEXT TO NORMAL, running March 7-21, at their newly renovated intimate Meriden cabaret venue.
by Abigail Charpentier - Jan 31, 2020
 Los Angeles based Cambodian and American rock band DENGUE FEVER announced today that they are surprise dropping the extremely limited edition of Dengue Fever 2003-2015 anthology today via Greece's Green Cookie Records. This limited release of only 300 copies (200 black, 100 orange vinyl) is only available via the band's website & the Green Cookie Records website in Greece.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 24, 2020
Seventy-six trombones are leading the parade at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre this spring!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 21, 2020
Marvel TV and HULU unveiled casting today for “Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.,” their previously announced animated series based on the popular Marvel comic book. Slated for debut in 2020, “Marvel's M.O.D.O.K.” signals Marvel's first endeavor into animated comedy geared towards adults.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2020
In February, Kaufman Music Center's Ecstatic Music series presents one of its most eagerly-awaited programs: an evening with acclaimed composer/performers Missy Mazzoli and Kelly Moran (February 29), who will perform solo sets with piano, keyboards, and electronics, and give the world premiere of Mazzoli's The Night Ahead and No Real Fate. Violinist Olivia De Prato (Mivos Quartet) will join Mazzoli on selected pieces. This concert at Merkin Hall is part of Ecstatic Music's 10th anniversary season, and a New Sounds Live co-presentation, hosted by John Schaefer and streamed live at
by David Edward Perry - Jan 2, 2020
Actress Jillian Bell successes have been growing like comedy kudzu as a result of her bright spirit and comedic brilliance. Bell consistently shines in memorable performances including 'Brittany Runs a Marathon', '22 Jump Street', 'Workaholics', ''Idiotsitter', 'Bless The Harts', and the comedy 'Sword of Trust' filmed in Birmingham. We chatted recently about running on the road of her career.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 16, 2020
Check out a pre-rehearsal address from director Chay Yew as Lauren Yee's acclaimed play prepares for its Broadway premiere!
by David Green - Jan 16, 2020
Shoshana Beana?"fresh off of playing the lead role in Waitress on Broadwaya?"will bring in her nine-piece big band for a glamorous night at the McCallum Theatre on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 8:00 pm. Shoshana Bean's four independent solo releases have topped iTunes charts in the United States and the United Kingdoma?"and her latest release, Spectrum, landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Jazz Charts.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 16, 2020
Get a peek inside rehearsal as Lauren Yee's acclaimed play, Cambodian Rock Band, prepares to make its Off-Broadway premiere!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 15, 2020
Signature Theatre has announced that its New York premiere production of Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee, featuring songs by Dengue Fever, directed by Chay Yew, has extended by one week.
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 25, 2020
Cambodian Rock Band began performances on February 4 and opened just last night, February 24 on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The production is a limited engagement through March 15, 2020.
by Review Roundups - Feb 25, 2020
Cambodian Rock Band officially opened Monday, February 24 on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The production is an limited engagement through March 15, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2020
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Bernadette Peters, Sierra Boggess, Orfeh, and more will perform at Broadway Belts for PFF! tonight, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 21, 2020
On Tuesday, March 31 (8 pm), JACK Quartet joins forces with the intrepid teen musicians of Face the Music to perform a progam titled Critical Mass, featuring world premieres by three early-career composers - inti figgis-vizueta, Elliot Reed, and Olivia Shortt - from the inaugural JACK Studio commissioning project. The concert will take place at Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. Tickets are $15 online or $20 at the door, available in advance at
by Herbert Paine - Feb 13, 2020
In STANDING UP, FALLING DOWN, a film that is deceptively insightful and unsparingly poignant, Billy Crystal and Ben Schwartz team up to deliver stellar and compelling portrayals of two men at their wit's ends who forge an unlikely but revelatory friendship. It is one of the featured films at this year's Sedona International Film Festival (Saturday, February 22nd through Sunday, March 1st.)
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 12, 2020
Cambodian Rock Band began performances on February 4 and opens on Monday, February 24 on the Irene Diamond Stage at the Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The production is an limited engagement through March 15, 2020.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2020
The York Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort (13 Things About Ed Carpolotti) and music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures), directed and choreographed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and Ain't Broadway Grand). Performances begin Friday, April 17, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019
Casting is confirmed and tickets are now on sale for the Signature Theatre (Paige Evans, Artistic Director; Harold Wolpert, Executive Director) New York premiere of Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee, directed by Chay Yew, featuring songs by Dengue Fever. The production will play from February 4 to March 8, 2020 with opening night set for February 24, 2020 in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Click here for more information.
by Stage Tube - Dec 21, 2019
Hulu has released a trailer for their new series High Fidelity!
by Chris Struck - Dec 18, 2019
For anyone who happens to have ventured out to one of the Rescignos' holiday frolics over the last decade, you understand the incredible journey on which this epic twin duo takes their audience each year. Whether it's the puns and innuendos on Paul's latest costume, a massive stocking, or the 'serious-minded' Robbie cracking a grin after the audience erupts into teary-eyed laughter, this duo deserves a ton of applause for yet another well-orchestrated show.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 17, 2019
Orion Pictures has shared a first-look at Bill & Ted Face the Music, starring Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter!
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2019
The award-winning Transcendence Theatre Company, lauded by audiences and critics for its high caliber series of Broadway inspired productions, presents 'Those Dancin' Feet,' the third of its 2019 'Broadway Under the Stars' summer series of main stage musical productions.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Aug 22, 2019
 Music and photography share a common nexus for experiencing feeling and are linked in contextualizing human emotion. During a five-year project led by photographer Richard Ehrlich, these two art forms came together in a unique and moving way and aimed to redefine the profound and transcendent influence music has on human emotion through facial expression. Ehrlich accomplished this by capturing close-up facial expressions of artists listening to their favorite songs as seen in his photography book Face The Music published by Steidl. To showcase these portraits, the GRAMMY Museum®proudly announces Face The Music, a new photography exhibit showcasing 41 legendary musicians including Dee Dee Bridgewater, Michael Bublé, Kenny Burrell, Sheryl Crow, Gustavo Dudamel, Quincy Jones, Iggy Pop, RZA, Esperanza Spalding, Ringo Starr, and many more. The exhibit will open to the public on Sept. 12 and will run through Jan. 6, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 9, 2020
Composer, vocalist, and producer Lisa Bielawa has announced Broadcast from Home, her new musical work that creates community during the isolation of the coronavirus crisis. Bielawa is asking the public at large to submit testimonies about their own experience of this crisis.
by TV Scoop - Apr 6, 2020
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Episodes of WESTWORLD, airing on HBO!
by TV Scoop - Apr 21, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of LISTEN TO YOUR HEART, airing on ABC on Monday, April 27, 2020!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2020
American Composers Orchestra (ACO) announced two commission awards for emerging composers Paul Novak and Dai Wei. They were chosen from six participants in ACO's 29th Underwood New Music Readings, one of the most coveted opportunities for emerging composers in the United States.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020
Signature Theatre today announced that the cast recording of its production of their acclaimed production of Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band, featuring songs by Dengue Fever, will be released on May 8 by Yellow Sound Label. The album will be produced by Michael Croiter and Matthias Winter.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 13, 2020
A new large-scale musical work with a call for testimonies in response to the isolation of sheltering in place, social distancing and quarantine during the COVID-19 crisis.

Face the Music Frequently Asked Questions

What productions of Face the Music have there been?
Face the Music has had 6 productions including Broadway which opened in 1932, Broadway which opened in 1932, Broadway which opened in 1933, Broadway which opened in 1933, Off-Broadway which opened in 2002 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2007.

What is the songs are in Face the Music and what's the order?
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