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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.

Schedule

New York City Center

(New York, NY)
131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
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by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2020
Earlier this week, Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop made history as one of only ten musicals to earn the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in the 104 year history of the prizes.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize Board today will present the 2020 award winners' (originally scheduled for Monday, April 20) for Prizes in Journalism, Books, Drama and Music. Who will win this year? Tune in right here at 3pm to watch the announcement live!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Michael R. Jackson's A Strange Loop has officially won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This year's finalists included: Will Arbery's Heroes of the Fourth Turning and David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori's Soft Power.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below continues their #54BelowAtHome series tonight with The Broadhurst at 100! 54 Celebrates The Broadhurst Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire have announced Theatre Book Club with Katie Birenboim's upcoming guests.
by Peter Nason - May 26, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest scenes in cinema from 1901 to 2020. See if your favorite movie moments made the list!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
The 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars has been announced. The U.S. Presidential Scholars awarda?'one of the nation's highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic excellence, leadership qualities and community servicea?'is presented on behalf of the President of the United States and honors up to 161 graduating school seniors.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below has announced that 10 new shows have been added to #54BelowatHome, a series of streamed performances to provide theater fans everywhere with artistic content from their favorite artists.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
What happens when two Master Puppeteers are stuck at home together? A fun and popular idea involving a mouse, that's what! Sally Fiorello and Trish Long of Dallas Children's Theater (DCT) are back with Milo the Mouse puppet for a second episode of Mouse Calls. Together, they bring a sense of comfort and familiarity in this unprecedented time.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards will celebrate the life and legacy of American theater producer and director Harold 'Hal' Prince with the Drama Desk's newly established lifetime achievement honor.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
With nearly all of Chicago's theatre productions shuttered, one of the first fundraisers primarily aimed at a streaming audience is being put together by The Beautiful City Project, a Chicago-based musical theatre company that exists solely as a fundraising arm for local charities and non-profits.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2020
A petition has been created to make the Apollo Theater a Broadway house.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
History may have its eyes on Hamilton, but today, we have our eyes on the history of its stars. Below take a deep dive into the careers of the Schuyler Sisters- Renée Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo and Jasmine Cephas Jones.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
The current COVID -19 crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down, and the ban on gatherings in New Jersey extends to all other performance spaces as well, including the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players (BCP) since 1949.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2020
The current COVID -19 crisis has had a devastating effect on the performing arts. Broadway has shut down, and the ban on gatherings in New York extends to all other performance spaces as well, including the Little Firehouse Theatre in Oradell, home to the Bergen County Players (BCP) since 1949. The show must go on(line) and, luckily, streaming video makes that possible.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2020
Milo the Mouse is back again! Incredible Puppeteers Sally Fiorello and Trish Long have worked hard to bring the newest installment of Mouse Calls with Milo to families all over the world. This episode offers a sweet craft activity and puppet performance centered around thanking a special family member! Watch here.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Shelly Fireman, restauranteur and owner of such popular NYC spots as Trattoria Dell' Arte, Brooklyn Diner, Bond 45 and Redeye Grill , will reopen his Café Fiorello at Lincoln Center on Monday for pickup and delivery. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2020
Ever wondered what stage managing some of the greats like Gwen Verdon, Tallulah Bankhead, Judy Garland, and Groucho Marx during the golden age of Broadway was like? Ever dreamed what sitting at a production table with famed director/choreographers like Bob Fosse and Tommy Tune brought?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (8pm) for a FAME 40 year reunion with Debbie Allen, Lee Curreri, Laura Dean, Antonia Franceschi, Michael Gore (Composer) and Dean Pitchford (Lyricist).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
In the spirit of good health, cooperation and creativity, Dallas Children's Theater is inviting all interested young people to seize this moment to create their own mask as a way of commemorating this unique time in our history. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
In the spirit of good health, cooperation and creativity, Dallas Children's Theater is inviting all interested young people to seize this moment to create their own mask as a way of commemorating this unique time in our history.  Whether they choose to simply draw it or sew it, everyone can be a part of this creative exercise.  All children entering kindergarten through grade twelve are eligible to enter DCT's MASKerade Design and Decorating Contest before the August 16 deadline.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
This week, DCT will present its first fully virtual production a?" MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY. This delightful show was DCT's National Touring Production before it was pulled from the road in mid March due to COVID-19. MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY is ready to go on an entirely new tour, virtually, into the living room of families everywhere.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
The Rubicon Goes Retro series continues July 20 through 22 with 2 AM AT THE SANDS: SAMONSKY SINGS SINATRA, a concert starring Broadway leading man and Ventura native ANDREW SAMONSKY backed by a nine-piece swing band conducted by KEVIN SURACE.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Quarantine is certainly taking its toll on live theaters with its limits on public gatherings, but many are using the time to connect with audiences in new and different ways. That is certainly the case for Dallas Children's Theater (DCT). This week, DCT will present its first fully virtual production - MISS NELSON HAS A FIELD DAY.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Dharon E. Jones, making his Broadway debut, will succeed actor Ben Cook in the role of 'Riff' in the new Broadway production of West Side Story, producers Scott Rudin/Barry Diller/David Geffen announced today.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
Showtunes Theatre Company produced its first musical in concert on January 22, 2000 at Town Hall in Seattle. That first show was Anyone Can Whistle, a Stephen Sondheim/Arthur Laurents cult favorite that showcased 30+ local performers and musicians and enjoyed a sold-out-one-night-only performance. Now, 20 years and one month to the day, Showtunes has produced 40 musicals in concert, multiple cabarets and special events produced in and around Seattle since January of 2000 on the very stage it all began - Town Hall Seattle.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 main stage season comes to a close with Gioachino Rossini's classic comedy The Barber of Seville which opens on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances.
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2020
Liz Callaway, who sang “Once Upon a December” in the 1997 movie “Anastasia,” shares what it's like to be a part of such a beloved film.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Award winning Broadway and Cabaret star, Jeff Harnar is Coming to St. Boniface on Siesta Key for a very special engagement. This concert will run in Sarasota, FL at St. Boniface Episcopal Church on February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm. The concert is preceded by a cocktail hour with complimentary hors d'oeuvres. Each ticket purchase includes 2 free drink vouchers. Tickets ($30/$40 includes ticket to Nunsense the Musical) are available at http://www.bonifacechurch.org/music.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) today announced the nominees for the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts, one of the nation's highest honors for high school students who exemplify academic and artistic excellence. YoungArts is the sole nominating agency for this high honor and the 60 candidates, representing 16 states and nine artistic disciplines, are all YoungArts Winners. The students have been nominated to the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program for their artistic achievement on the heels of the organization's annual signature program, National YoungArts Week, which concluded in Miami on January 12.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Based in Chicago, Illinois and helmed by Co-Founders Jessica Needham (Executive Director) and David Fiorello (Artistic Director), The Beautiful City Project will produce monthly cabarets and musicals in concert to raise money every month for a different, local Chicago charitable organization.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Vancouver Opera's 2019-2020 season continues with the comic masterpiece The Barber of Seville by Gioachino Rossini. Memorable melodies and mischievous escapades create frivolous fun in the pursuit of true love.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2020
Portland Opera will host a special community recital featuring baritone Geoffrey Schellenberg in his second year as a resident artist with the company. Portland Opera's Chorus Master & Assistant Conductor Nicholas Fox joins Schellenberg on piano. The recital will feature works by Ralph Vaughan Williams, Matthew Aucoin, Franz Schubert, and Modest Mussorgsky.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 main stage season comes to a close with Gioachino Rossini's classic comedy The Barber of Seville which opens on Saturday, April 25, 2020 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances. Additional performances are April 28, May 1, and 3 (matinee), 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020
Broadway's Liz Callaway has announced a new concert tour with dates in New York, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, as part of its 50th Anniversary season celebration, will present two added special events during the month of March: York Chat: Musicals in Mufti: 118 and Counting, the second in a series of panel discussions, _An Evening with Sheldon Harnick and Friends_ a special concert featuring Sheldon Harnick, Liz Callaway, and Karen Ziemba. Both special events will take place at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, the Tufts University BlackOut Step Team defeated top ranked collegiate step teams to win UpStaged Scholastic Productions' UpStaged 1: Step and the City National Collegiate Performing Arts Association (NCPA) Step Championship.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
On Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, the Tufts University BlackOut Step Team defeated top ranked collegiate step teams to win UpStaged Scholastic Productions' UpStaged 1: Step and the City National Collegiate Performing Arts Association (NCPA) Step Championship. 
by Larry O'Brien - Feb 12, 2020
There are times when being a theater reviewer is a fabulous gig. Last night at the Providence Performing Arts Center was one of those times. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, running through Sunday at PPAC is not to be missed. It is warm, funny, sad, uplifting, and helps us see the world from the vantage point of the oppressed-it is gorgeous. First, let's give credit to FIDDLER'S creators: Jerry Bock wrote the music, Sheldon Harnick the lyrics, and Joseph Stein the book. Bock and Harnick had previously collaborated on the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Fiorello; Stein had been part of the writing team along with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Neil Simon on television's Your Show on Shows-these were some talented guys. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. It held the record for the longest running Broadway musical for almost ten years. The production was extraordinarily profitable and highly acclaimed. It won nine Tony awards, including best musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned five Broadway revivals and a highly successful film adaptation and has enjoyed enduring international popularity.
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Ebony Repertory Theatre (ERT) and the family of Paula Kelly announced today that Emmy-nominated actress, dancer, choreographer and singer, Paula Kelly died on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in Whittier, California from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. She was 77.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) welcomes Broadway sensation, composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlett Pimpernel, The Civil War), who joins Jekyll and Hyde revival star and American Idol finalist Constantine Maroulis and the star-studded cast of the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, honoring York Theatre Producing Artistic Director James Morgan and multi-talented stage, screen and concert performer and producer Haley Swindal.
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2019
Liz Callaway, who provided the singing voice for Odette in the The Swan Princess describes the love she's received from fans. She also shares her favorites songs to sing from the film.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Producer Mark Cortale's 2019-20 Broadway @ NOCCA series is set to take a superstar leap into the New Year with Liz Callaway, Tony nominee for Baby and star of Cats and Miss Saigon on Broadway as well as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney's animated Aladdin series of films, on Saturday, January 11 at 8:00 PM. She makes her NOLA series debut joined by music director and host Seth Rudetsky and special guest, New Orlean's own Bryan Batt.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2019
Downstairs at Bond 45, the popular Times Square eatery was hopping with the debut of “Shelly & Friends” Revue hosted by legendary Broadway publicist Irene Gandy and Emmy Winning Anchor and Host from Spectrum TV's 'On Stage' Frank Di Lella. The cabaret evening, produced by Katherine Moon, was a tribute to the iconic restauranteur Shelly Fireman of the Fireman Group which owns and runs New York's popular Trattoria dell' Arte, Café Fiorello, Brooklyn Diner, Redeye Grill and Bond 45.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! The most recent video features Mark Evans performing the title song from I Married An Angel, from encores production in 2019. The video also features dancer Sara Mearns.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
Master Puppeteers Sally Fiorello and Trish Long of Dallas Children's Theater (DCT) are not sitting idle during this stay-at-home time - they are doing what they do best - creating and performing with puppets!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2020
Today's top stories: the musicians set to perform in the Disney on Broadway benefit livestream, which was cancelled due to a union dispute, are now petitioning the union.