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Fiorello! - 1994 - Off-Broadway

strongFIORELLO!/strong tells the story of the rise to power of New

York?s ?Little Flower,? Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia (1882-1947). In a time

when the crooked political machine known as ?Tammany Hall? was up to

its ears in graft, vice and corruption, it took this small, honest man

to break their stranglehold on New York City politics. With guts and

perseverance the "Little Flower" put a bright, new shine on the "Big

Apple."brbrWhile most political musicals are satires, strongFIORELLO!/strong is a love story set to the music and beat of a New York City in the midst of change. strongFIORELLO!/strong

is a witty sweet valentine to all that is right about the way our

government works. The little man with the big heart continues to attract

and charm audiences with his warmth and humor.


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by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Oct 23, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 10 in the high school category.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 22, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its newest virtual offering, the first online production of its New Faces Sing Broadway series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1987, hosted by Larry Adams, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and with music direction and arrangements by David Fiorello.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 17, 2020
The election is right around the corner, and while we count down the days until we can cast our votes, we might as well get in the political spirit... Broadway-style. BroadwayWorld has pulled together 40 of our favorite songs from musicals with political messages. Enjoy...
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Oct 16, 2020
You voted, here they are! In no particular order, meet our top 15 in the high school category.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 6, 2020
Today (November 6) in live streaming: Laura Osnes visits Backstage Live, we reveal the Next On Stage Top 3, and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 5, 2020
Bringing a sprinkle of holiday magic to 2020, Eleanor’s Very Merry Christmas Wish - The Musical will be available for streaming beginning November 27. A critical and commercial success in its world premiere run in Chicago in December 2019, the musical is based on the heartfelt book of the same name by Chicagoan Denise McGowan Tracy.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 5, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre announces its newest virtual offering, the first online production of its New Faces Sing Broadway series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1987, hosted by Larry Adams, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and with music direction and arrangements by David Fiorello. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2020
Liz Callaway: Home for the Holidays is a magical concert that can be viewed from the comfort of your home! On Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7 p.m., Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway will perform a mix of holiday favorites and beloved Broadway showtunes with stories about the holidays and her career.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 30, 2020
Tickets for each of the online events are available at Links are available for viewing 72 hours after purchase.  Porchlight also announces the return of the popular series celebrating the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim@90 Roundtable with Michael Weber. The series returns Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. CST with a discussion on Road Show with guests Deanna Dunagan, Chris Jones and Michael Mahler.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 27, 2020
The producers of ELEANOR’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH - THE MUSICAL today announced the opening of the 2020 holiday streaming of ELEANOR’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH - THE MUSICAL. Based on the heartfelt book of the same name by Chicagoan Denise McGowan Tracy, the family-friendly production is recommended for all ages.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2020
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma will present a filmed production of Il barbiere di Siviglia next month. Performances air 5 December on Rai 3 and New Year's Eve, 31 December on Rai 5.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 16, 2020
The Palace Theater is teaming up with Eleanor Management LLC to present ELEANOR'S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH - THE MUSICAL, a critical and commercial success in its 2019 Chicago World Premiere run, for streaming this holiday season.
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 10, 2020
Need a new Broadway diversion to get you through the day? Check back today at 5pm to watch as BroadwayWorld's Spencer Glass broadcasts a very special episode of It's The Day of the Show Y'all LIVE! Which little-known musical theatre treasure will he uncover? Today is all about Fiorello!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 10, 2020
Today (November 10) in live streaming: A Family Ties reunion on Stars in the House, a Toni Stone reunion reading, and so much more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
The voice on the soundtrack of many childhoods, Liz Callaway made a name for herself on stages from New York to South Korea, and continues to connect with audiences virtually until theatre is back in full force.
by Stage Tube - May 12, 2021
Cephas Jones reprises her role as Ashley from the film. Ashley was nipping at the heels of a middle class life in Oakland until Miles (Rafael Casal), her partner of 12 years and father of their son, is suddenly incarcerated, leaving her to navigate a chaotic and humorous existential crisis when she's forced to move in with Miles' mother and half-sister.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2021
The Lucille Lortel Theatre is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2nd Annual NYC Public High School Playwriting Fellowship, created as an opportunity for aspiring young writers citywide to get unparalleled access to professional theater artists for mentoring. The Fellows and Finalists of the program represent every borough of NYC, as well as a D79 school.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 18, 2021
It has been announced that Blindspotting, a new series starring Jasmine Cephas Jones, based on the film from Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal, will be premiereing this Summer on Starz! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2021
Liz Callaway has shared a video of herself singing 'Look to the Rainbow' from Finian's Rainbow in her kitchen. She shared, 'I was inspired to sing a song today for St Patrick's Day, and this gem from Finian's Rainbow came to mind. The arrangement is by my pal, and cast-mate from Merrily We Roll Along, David Loud.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 7, 2021
After more than a year of being shuttered, Theatre By The Sea has announced the return of live entertainment. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
The Muny announced today the 12 extraordinary dancers and singers for its third show of its 103rd Season, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, August 12-18. Joining the previously announced Kendra Kassebaum (Milly Bradon) and Edward Watts (Adam Pontipee) are Raymond Baynard (Caleb), Colby Dezelick (Frank), and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021
 Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has announced casting for the world premiere of You Are Here, a free public sculpture, sound, and live performance installation conceived by Andrea Miller, award-winning choreographer and artistic director of movement-based production company GALLIM.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 18, 2021
The Department of Art at Western Connecticut State University has announced the 2021 MFA Thesis Exhibition at the Blue Mountain Gallery located at 547 West 27th Street, Suite 200, New York City.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jun 11, 2021
It was just announced by the Pulitzer Prize organization that Katori Hall's The Hot Wing King has officially won the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included Circle Jerk by Michael Breslin and Patrick Foley and Stew by Zora Howard.
by Steve Callahan - Jul 23, 2021
Splendid Voices Fill Rossini's Comic BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA at Union Avenue Opera
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
On July 31, join Tony nominated Broadway favorite, Liz Callaway, up close and personal for an evening of beloved songs from Broadway (Cats, Baby), pop, and film (Anastasia) with award-winning Alex Rybeck at the piano.
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2021
McKay profiles the rise of the Director/Choreographer on Broadway with Gower Champion, Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2021
Broadway stages are dark now, but join us to relive the bright lights of American musicals in the 1990s. With British musicals dominating the Broadway scene, the 1990s ushered in the smash hits “Rent” and “The Producers” among others.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021
National YoungArts Foundation announced the nominees for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students who exemplify artistic and academic excellence.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2021
As BroadwayWorld previously reported a new weekly concert series, IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, will air on PBS. The series kicks off today with the first concert, Musicals and Movies.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 17, 2021
Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, and provided over 300 jobs to many, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 15, 2021
Between the election and the inauguration, politics has very much been in the foreground this past year, and this Presidents' Day, we're celebrating in song! BroadwayWorld has pulled together 40 of our favorite songs from musicals with political messages.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 11, 2021
Today’s subject Emily Skinner is currently living her theatre life in your living rooms as part of Signature Theatre’s streaming presentation of Simply Sondheim. The production is available through March 26th. Over the years, Emily has wowed audiences on Broadway and throughout the country. You might remember her past Signature greatness from her performances in Dirty Blonde, Ace, and The Witches of Eastwick.
by Stage Tube - Feb 10, 2021
In this new music video, produced by Joseph Church (The Lion King, Tommy) and with video created and directed by Church and Dan Pardo (Amazing Grace), the power of Harnick’s brilliant words set to Sousa’s memorable music is in full display, with striking imagery and performance clips providing a rich background.  Harnick himself introduces the short film, and the trio of virtuoso vocalists masterfully navigates Sousa’s melodic counterpoint.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2020
With holiday favorites and original songs and arrangements, the show aims to be a memorable event and is created by The Beautiful City Project, a Chicago-based musical theatre company that exists solely as a fundraising arm for local charities and nonprofits.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 29, 2020
Teatro Carlo Felice Presents PAGLIACCI. Performances run December 22-January 3.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 22, 2020
Been Down This Road Before is the title track from ​Clifton Anderson’​s new album, which shares the same name. ​
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 22, 2020
Enjoy a holiday concert from the comfort of your home! Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway, (the original voice of Anastasia), will perform a mix of holiday favorites, beloved Broadway showtunes, share stories about the holidays and her career, and offer a preview of music from her new holiday album, Comfort and Joy – An Acoustic Christmas. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2020
The Palace Theater will present Broadway star  Liz Calloway’s Home for the Holidays, a virtual concert on December 11 at 7:00pm as part of BANK OF AMERICA’S Virtual Holiday Series. The stream will also include a special behind-the-scenes interview with the artist and a post-show Q&A following the premiere of the concert on Friday, December 11.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2020
The Producers of ELEANOR’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS WISH - THE MUSICAL announced today that 23 theaters across the country have signed on to present the streaming production this holiday season. Following its 2019 Chicago World Premiere run, the team pivoted to create a virtual production for safe family viewing at home while theaters are closed.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 1, 2020
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association and KCET, Southern California's home for award-winning public media programming, today announced the national broadcast of IN CONCERT AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL, a weekly music series.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 1, 2020
On Friday, January 15 at 9:00 p.m. tune into Musicals and the Movies featuring some of Broadway's brightest stars.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021
Inspired by the success from their safe drive-in performances of La bohème in the Fall, which heralded the return of live, in-person, opera to San Diego County since the start of the pandemic, San Diego Opera has announced a Spring season of safe, socially-distanced, drive-in performances.
by Ron Bierman - Apr 29, 2021
The San Diego Opera continued its quixotic foray into parking-lot adventures with The Barber of Seville by Rossini, social distancing once again forcing substantial changes to a production's length and cast size. Revisions to libretto, costumes, set and lighting went all out for a zany farcical effect that even many staid opera lovers of a certain age would eventually realize harkened back to the free-wheeling spirit of Rowan and Martin's Laugh-in, complete with 'Sock it to me,' chicken jokes and Rowan's trademark closing 'Say goodnight, Dick.' This always said to his seemingly clueless partner Dick Martin. Lest you think it was a radically revised libretto, I offer assurances that most of the explicit references to the bygone TV show were displayed in hand-drawn lettering on cardboard placards held up by a man near the stage whose humble garb included a Santa Clause hat. This seemingly homeless but cheerful gentleman was teamed offstage with a gaggle of other extras. Some of them were chorus members, policemen and musicians usually on stage for Rossini's comic opera, but now, during difficult times, especially for opera directors and stage managers, they were singing, dancing and gesticulating wildly offstage, one of them mounted on a pickup truck.
by Student Blogger: Liam Joshua Munn - Apr 26, 2021
There is something really exciting about a Brand New Musical Theatre Program in New York City - Welcome to the Manhattan School of Music's New Musical Theatre Degree! I had the pleasure of speaking with Liza Gennaro, the Associate Dean and Director of the Musical Theatre Program at MSM. MSM has produced several quarantine musicals over the last year, including Rupert Holmes's The Mystery of Edwin Drood!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 19, 2021
Broadway veteran and Buffalo native CHERYL STERN stars in a one night only, live stream event featuring Broadway legends and Buffalo artists as they share their talents and tales of survival during the best of times and the worst.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2021
Today's top stories: The Phantom of the Opera West End orchestra to be reduced, Lin-Manuel Miranda helps open Broadway vaccination site, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2021
The NYC-based musician will release a new single, video this Friday. 'Number 4' is from his self-titled debut album. 'I want to emphasize the vulnerability in sharing these songs...they might have an upbeat melody to them, but the lyrics still have this sense of coming of age, of nostalgia to them.' - Nouhi's Nomad