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by A.A. Cristi - May 31, 2022
Celebrate Dr. Jill Biden's birthday with a unique, very funny and smart look at America's First Ladies.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022
The Green Room 42 has announced their June line-up for in-person performances. Located inside YOTEL Times Square (570 Tenth Avenue, Fourth Floor), The Green Room 42 is Broadway's newest and most spacious cabaret club.
by Michael Major - May 31, 2022
ABC News has released the trailer for its new three-part podcast series, “Reclaimed: The Story of Mamie Till-Mobley.” Hosted by historian and ABC News contributor Leah Wright-Rigueur, the new series chronicles the life and legacy of Mamie Till-Mobley, whose fight for justice after her son’s brutal murder helped spark the civil rights movement.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - May 28, 2022
Another lovely early evening of pure dance bliss. Sun still shining on another ideal California spring day; the final performance in the three-part dance series by nine talented and soul-sharing dancers included Shari Washington Rhone, Justin Edmonson, Latrice Postell, Kacy Keys, Chris Smith, Tashara Gavin-Moorehead, Laura Ann Smyth, Alex Rasmussen and Bernard Brown; all a part of JazzAntiqua Dance & Music Ensemble. They performed mainly outside on the grounds surrounding the Library.​​​​​​​ This was the third and final performance of the Brand Associates Dance series that included Nickerson-Rossi Dance, Tropicaleiza and 4 weekends of workshops. Pat Taylor is a master at her craft. She created and is Artistic Director/Choreographer for the prestigious jazz dance company established in 1993. She not only chooses her music, dancers, production people, etc. to gel with her initial idea for a dance piece; she develops it with input from all the dancers as well, and creates through her emotions, her knowledge, love and history in Dance, and what she draws from each of her full-of-joy/life dancers... and they are into it! The program consists of excerpts from a new work they are now continuing to develop, after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic, entitled “Songs My Mother Taught Me,” which, Pat Taylor explained, “celebrates music and reflections by renowned African-American women that are jazz artists, activists and engagers. It is a celebration of community, and a soul-stirring shout-out to living, learning and loving.
by Team BWW - May 26, 2022
BroadwayWorld Stage Door is your one-stop shop for Broadway experiences and training in the comfort of your own home.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2022
Jeff Kiltie, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's Theatre & Arts Honors, today announced that the 45th annual awards ceremony has been rescheduled to  Monday, November 7 at 7:30 pm at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center at 3800 NW 11th Place, Lauderhill, FL 33311.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2022
Signature Theatre has announced its 33rd season today, which highlights the organization’s long-time relationship with the legendary Stephen Sondheim. Signature has produced 31 Sondheim productions in its 32 season history – more than any other theater in North America.
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022
Reverie, a short dance film directed and choreographed by Caitlin Gray, with cinematography and editing by AJ Paug, is having its West Coast premiere at the world-famous Chinese Theatres in Hollywood in conjunction with Dances with Films 25th Anniversary Season on June 10th at 5pm PST. The film is produced by Caitlin Gray Creative and Pandako Media.
by Krista Garver - May 20, 2022
Kirsten Childs’ 2016 musical, now running at Portland Playhouse, offers a new take on American folklore, featuring a new tall tale hero: Bella Patterson, “a woman of mythic proportions and heroic appeal.”
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2022
Wolf Trap Opera has announced the world premiere of BORN FREE, composed by Edward W. Hardy with lyrics by American poet and writer Margaret Walker. BORN FREE, a song cycle based on four poems by Margaret Walker (Sorrow Home, Lineage, The Struggle Staggers Us and Southern Song) for soprano, violin, and piano, is a newly commissioned work by the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Joshua Henry will head the cast of Brave New World: The Musical (as World Controller Thomas Mond) for an invitation-only industry reading on May 23rd in Midtown Manhattan. Joining Henry will be Solea Pfeiffer, Ephraim Sykes, and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022
Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins will present special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).
by Gil Kaan - May 18, 2022
A protégée of Quincy Jones and mentored by Stevie Wonder, singer Sheléa graces The Wallis stage with her one-nighter Pretty World: Through the Eyes of Alan & Marilyn Bergman June 25, 2022. Sheléa shared remembrances of her many high-profile events in her life leading up to her Bergmans tribute.
by Stephi Wild - May 17, 2022
On the afternoon of Monday, May 16, 2022, the First Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden visited with students at The Washington Ballet at THEARC in Southeast Washington, D.C. The visit supported The Washington Ballet's announcement of its new scholarship initiative designed to support pathways and pipelines into the study of ballet. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2022
Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Song Salon will present “I Wanna Be Evil: The Eartha Kitt Story” starring Jenelle Randall, with Darrell Philip, written by Jenelle Lynn Randall. Directed by Yvans Jourdin with music direction by Darnell White, this one night only event will be held on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 7pm at Theater 555 (555 West 42nd Street).
by Michael Major - May 13, 2022
Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook, The First Lady Of Song performed selections from that album live at the Hollywood Bowl. Conducted and arranged by Paul Weston, who also arranged and conducted the studio sessions, this concert marked the only time that Ella performed these iconic arrangements live with a full orchestra.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022
Ballet Hispánico has announced the Washington, D.C. premiere of Doña Perón at the Kennedy Center, November 30 - December 3, 2022, Wed - Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2022
Ballet Hispánico, the nation's renowned Latinx dance organization recognized as one of America's Cultural Treasures, announces the Washington, D.C. premiere of Doña Perón at the Kennedy Center, November 30 - December 3, 2022, Wed - Sat at 8pm, Sat at 2pm.
by A.A. Cristi - May 12, 2022
The Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, Long Island will launch its Signature Theater Series this summer with top artists from the worlds of Broadway, music & TV on fully staged productions of In The Heights, Xanadu and All Shook Up, plus the NY premiere of Ella, First Lady of Song starring Grammy-nominated singer & actress Freda Payne, and the world premiere of the play Squirrel Screams and Other Dating Sounds.
by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2022
Arizona Opera announced casting today for their vibrant 2022/23 Season, which will feature an exciting array of productions, ranging from beloved classics to new works, including a return to five in-theater shows in both Phoenix and Tucson.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2022
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) has announced the selection of the nationally recognized firms Little Diversified Architectural Consulting, based in Charlotte, and Steinberg Hart, based in Los Angeles, as the design team that will lead Phase One of a multiphase, comprehensive renovation of the historic Stevens Center in downtown Winston-Salem.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022
Tony Award winning producer Michael A. Jenkins today announced the cast for the special by-invitation-only industry reading for the new musical BELVA - Don’t Give Up Before the Miracle on Friday June 10th at Pearl Studios (500 Eighth Avenue).
by Rakaputra Paputungan - Jun 5, 2022
After a two-year delay, the musical monologue TEGAK SETELAH OMBAK ('Standing Tall After the Wave') by Titimangsa Foundation offers a look into the life of Inggit Garnasih, the second wife of Indonesia's founding father Soekarno.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 30, 2022
The Color Purple musical movie is currently currently being filmed in Georgia and this week, young star, Halle Bailey, wrapped her portion of filming, celebrating with a sweet gift from producer, Oprah Winfrey. Watch the video!
by Michael Major - Jun 3, 2022
The majesty and magic of Ella Fitzgerald performing live is brought to vivid life in the new animated video for the incredible, one-of-a-kind performance of her beloved tune, “Cheek To Cheek,” recorded live at the Hollywood Bowl on August 16, 1958 with a full orchestra, conducted and arranged by Paul Weston.
by Michael Major - Jun 28, 2022
Tamron Hall was honored by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on Friday with her second Daytime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host during the televised ceremony from the Pasadena Convention Center. ABC News announced “Tamron Hall’s” premiere date for the show’s fourth season.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022
The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's high-flying production of Mary Poppins this July. Find out who is in the cast. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2022
North Coast Repertory Theatre launches Season 41 with a slate of two World Premieres, one West Coast Premiere, and one San Diego Premiere highlighting an engaging, eclectic 2022-2023 seven-play series.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
This week, the second show of its season begins performances in the downstairs Hays Theatre June 16–July 9: the premiere of Squirrel Screams and Other Dating Sounds starring Kaitlyn Black from TV’s Heart of Dixie and Josephine Rose Roberts (Rock of Ages on Broadway).
by Debbie Hall - Jun 13, 2022
Critically acclaimed vocalist Michelle Johnson will return to The Smith Center performing in Let It Be: The Music of The Beatles. The intimate concert will celebrate the legacy of Sir Paul McCartney during the weekend of his 80th birthday. This one-time-only performance, with special guests, will be celebrated in Myron’s at The Smith Center on June 19.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 11, 2022
Joining the previously announced principal cast is Shereen Pimentel (Guenevere/Reveler), Evan Ruggiero (Sir Dinadan/Reveler), Daryl Tofa (Sir Lionel/Reveler), Sarah Quinn Taylor (Sir Sagramore/Reveler), Riley Carter Adams (Tom of Warwick/Reveler), and Barrett Riggins (Mordred/Squire Dap/Reveler).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2022
The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University raised $1.35 million in support of the theater’s mission to expand the boundaries of theater through its artistic productions and educational offerings at its annual fundraising gala held last Monday, June 6. Check out photos from the gala!
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Jul 8, 2022
NUNSENSE: AMEN stars Matthew McGee as Mother Superior, JS McLaughlin as Sister Mary Hubert, Aaron Castle as Sister Mary Amnesia, Ryan Patrick McLaughlin as Sister Robert Anne, and Jaryn McCann as Sister Mary Leo.
by Bryan Stanton - Jul 31, 2022
What did our critic think of 'WHISKEY TANGO FOXTROT' EINSTEIN'S WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING at The Overtime Theater?
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 26, 2022
The New York premiere production of Los Otros, a musical in one act with book & lyrics by Tony Award nominee Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind, Paradise Found) and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Giant), will star Luba Mason and Caesar Samayoa.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 25, 2022
A new limited series from Hulu will explore the postmortem saga of political icon, Eva Peron. 
by Survival Jobs - Jul 17, 2022
On the latest episode of Survival Jobs, Kristin Huffman shares what inspired her to start her own not-for-profit theatre,  how she was able to put a “new” spin on a classic concept and about their upcoming production of The Little Mermaid opening in August! Watch the full video!
by Drew Eberhard - Jul 16, 2022
In its complexities of storytelling, we find a narrative grounded in teacher-student relationships that surround the 100-minute One-Act currently onstage at the Shimberg Playhouse at Tampa’s Straz Center. Written by Rajiv Joseph in 2008 this one-act quirky romantic comedy packs a punch just boiling below the surface. Analyzing the relationship between student/teacher/mentor we meet three unlikely individuals whose lives are impacted by lessons grounded not just in origami, but also in the way that as humans we feel pain and how we adapt/deal with such. Rajiv Joseph won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2010 with his work Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, which enjoyed a stint on Broadway featuring the late great Robin Williams. Rajiv Joseph also went on to win an Obie Award for his work Describe the Night in 2018. No stranger to telling the inner workings of human relationships, Rajiv Joseph has garnered critical acclaim for his many works, and yet still is considered slightly unknown in certain arenas.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2022
Merola Opera Program continues its 2022 season with a fully staged production of Mozart's Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), giving the public the opportunity to see Merola's exciting 2022 participants performing full operatic roles, conducted by Kelly Kuo, Associate Director of American Lyric Theatre and Music Director of the Reno Chamber Orchestra.
by Michael Major - Jul 12, 2022
SHOWTIME was recognized with 17 Primetime Emmy Award nominations by the Television Academy, led by seven nominations for YELLOWJACKETS, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actress for Melanie Lynskey and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Christina Ricci. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COSBY and VICE earned nonfiction series nominations
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2022
Laura Benanti took to Instagram to share the birth of her second daughter, Louisa Georgia Benanti-Brown.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 11, 2022
Former First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton took the BroadwayCon mainstage for an exclusive conversation with Broadway legends, LaChanze, Julie White, Donna Murphy, and Vanessa Williams. Check out photos from the panel here!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 9, 2022
Opera Orlando's hot soprano summer comes to a thrilling conclusion on August 28 at the University Club of Winter Park. Soprano Susan Hellman Spatafora, bass Andrew W. Potter, and pianist Robin Stamper present LATE NIGHT ENCOUNTERS.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 3, 2022
Merola Opera Program continues its 2022 season with a fully staged production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), giving the public the opportunity to see Merola’s exciting 2022 participants performing full operatic roles, conducted by Kelly Kuo, Associate Director of American Lyric Theatre and Music Director of the Reno Chamber Orchestra.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 16, 2022
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the exciting line-up of the highly anticipated TD James Moody Jazz Festival. This year's program offers events combining jazz luminaries in collaboration with artists known for R&B, poetry, hip hop, and so much more.   
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022
Theatre Aspen has announced the cast and directors for its third annual Solo Flights, including two-time Tony Award winner James Naughton (Broadway’s Chicago). Solo Flights is Theatre Aspen’s developmental one-person show festival, running September 10-15, 2022, at the Hurst Theatre in Aspen, Colorado.
by Peter Nason - Aug 13, 2022
The musical is all over the place, but key performances make this one show to go out of your way to see.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022
Daniel Henning, the Founding Artistic Director of The Blank Theatre in Hollywood, is stepping down after 32 years, effective October 8, 2022. Henning founded The Blank Theatre in 1990.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2022
Navy Pier, Chicago's iconic cultural destination, announced today that it will bring back Chicago Live! as an annual two-day performance festival, with generous support from the Pritzker Foundation.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 1, 2022
The Town Hall presents Celebrating the Music of Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye on September 2 at 8pm. This evening of song features Carla Cooke, Sam’s daughter; Garfield Fleming, who toured with the Delfonics and William Hart for more than 25 years; and Brian Owens, who’s rendition of Sam Cooke’s A Change is Gonna Come has 81 million views on YouTube.

First Lady Frequently Asked Questions

What other productions of First Lady have their been?
First Lady has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1935 and Broadway which opened in 1952.

What productions of First Lady have their been?
First Lady has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1935 and Broadway which opened in 1952.

What productions of First Lady have there been?
First Lady has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1935 and Broadway which opened in 1952.