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First Lady - 1952 - Broadway


City Center

(New York, NY)
131 W. 55th St.
by Kelsey Lawler - May 7, 2021
A scintillating, scatting, sensational return to live theater -- who could ask for anything more? The Milwaukee Rep delivers a heaping portion of the good stuff in the triumphant 'First Lady of Song,' a concert salute to America’s favorite jazz singer, Ella Fitzgerald.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2021
Barrington Stage Company has announced casting for the season’s outdoor productions Who Could Ask for Anything More? The Songs of George Gershwin and the world premiere play, Boca, and a line-up of Broadway stars who will perform in concert under a tent at BSC’s Production Center (34 Laurel Street).
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2021
Fresh from its first successful mental health-focused Los Angeles event, The Shift, a digital platform led by a diverse, all-female executive team of impact producers, today announced that popular, multimedia and iHeart 103.5 KISS FM Morning Radio personality Paulina Roe will co-host The Shift Wellness Rally’s Chicago virtual event with Adrienne Finch, a digital content creator and entrepreneur with a social media following of more than 1.2 million.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2021
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, May 4 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests  Alexis Aguiar, Terron Brooks, Christian Daizey, Adrienne Haan and Marissa Mulder, plus Mystery Guests and MORE!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2021
Milwaukee Rep’s new ED&I strategic plan REP Forward and Chief Diversity Officer Tammy Belton-Davis received the inaugural Governor’s Tourism Award for Diversity, Equity, Accessibility and Inclusion. The award recognizes demonstrated leadership in raising awareness, or facilitating change, to build a more inclusive and welcoming environment for visitors to Wisconsin. 
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021
MEGILLAH CYCLE has surpassed 6,000 views and that number is rapidly climbing. The Congress for Jewish Culture is continuing its International Virtual Yiddish Theater series with MEGILLAH CYCLE, featuring an all-star international cast, directed and adapted by Mike Burstyn from Itzik Manger’s modernist take on the traditional Purim play.
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 7, 2021
March is International Women's Month want our readers to know about six impressive women who have contributed to the world of food, wine, and spirits.    
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2021
Drury Lane Theatre has announced its 2021/2022 Season will begin in September 2021. Drury Lane’s 66th Season includes Evita, The King and I, Steel Magnolias, Forever Plaid, and Holiday Inn. Drury Lane Theatre’s season runs September 2021 – July 2022 at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 31, 2021
Ask any of the women working in the nightclub industry who their idol is, who their role model, there heroine, and chances are they will say one of these names.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2021
The Juilliard School today announced that its 116th commencement ceremony will be held in person on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 11am, outdoors on the Lincoln Center campus for a limited audience. The ceremony will also be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
Find out who is in the cast of Channing Tatum’s Magic Mike Live, which will open in Melbourne in the world’s largest  spiegeltent, The Arcadia, at Birrarung Marr on 8 June 2021.  
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 26, 2021
We're looking into the history of each of these theatres, plus their namesakes Ethel Barrymore, Vivian Beaumont Allen, Lynn Fontanne, and Helen Hayes.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2021
Actress Joy Bryant, Broadway journo Imogen Lloyd Webber, Broadway press legend Irene Gandy, CBS News commentator Jamal Simmons, and Michel Martin of NPR and PBS fame, joined journalist turned playwright, Keli Goff and others for a virtual opening night screening and zoom toast to celebrate the launch of Goff's play, The Glorious World of Crowns, Kinks and Curls at Baltimore Center Stage (BCS) where it will be streamed through April 18th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
More than sixty performers and playwrights from stage and screen have joined together for Period Piece, a special project to destigmatize menstrual cycles. This original work about periods and the people who get them will premiere Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8 pm ET with performances Monday, April 19 and Monday, April 26.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Milwaukee Rep will reopen with the live in-person concert First Lady of Song: Alexis J Roston Sings Ella Fitzgerald in the Quadracci Powerhouse April 27 - May 23, 2021. Award-winner Roston will offer approximately 85 minutes of stories and songs celebrating the sultry swing and playful joy that made Ella an American treasure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2021
Art House Productions has announced the Virtual INKubator New Play Festival from Monday, May 3 - Wednesday, May 19 online via Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2021
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre today announces the world premiere of Out West featuring works by three of the UK's leading playwrights, Tanika Gupta (A Doll's House), Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Roy Williams (Death Of England: Delroy), to reopen the venue.
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2021
Through narration, interviews and rarely seen archival materials, the audience will see the sorority’s impact on World War II, NASA, Civil Rights, Women’s Rights and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) culminating in the historic election of America’s first Black and South Asian woman Vice President. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
The POPSUGAR event will be hosted by Sofia Wylie, and will feature powerful programming including a keynote conversation with Mrs. Obama and girls from the Girls Opportunity Alliance.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
SFJAZZ in San Francisco will present an exclusive Jane Monheit performance featuring her award-winning tribute to Ella Fitzgerald. The broadcast is part of SFJAZZ's Fridays at Five series and will air Friday, March 26, 2021 at 5:00pm PST/8:00pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
Award-winning producer and director, Paul Lazarus, in association with the Broadway Podcast Network, has announced the reissuing of his Anything Goes radio series as a new podcast.  ANYTHING GOES is available weekly beginning today, Monday, March 22nd, 2021 on Stephen Sondheim’s 91st birthday.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2021
George Mason University's Arts Management Program presents Rethinking the President's Committee for Arts and Humanities: Opportunities for Policy Innovation Under a New Administration, Wednesday, April 7 at 6:30 p.m. as part of Mason Arts at Home and presented in coordination with Arlington Forward.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2021
Renowned actor/director Mike Burstyn will be this week’s special guest on “The Yiddish Voice” on Boston’s WNUR Radio tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2021
Fair Park First, the non-profit organization charged with management and stewardship of Fair Park, announced today the start of Phase 1 of the “Fair Park, Your Park” capital campaign, which will seek to raise $85 million in the next five years. The Honorable and Mrs. George W. Bush will serve as Honorary Chairs, while Ambassador Ron Kirk and his wife Matrice, along with Margo Ramirez Keyes and Jim Keyes, will serve as the Unity Co-Chairs.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021
Tennessee Shakespeare Company announced today it will present a new star-studded Gala on its original April 24 performance date in support of its Education Program and in memory of a Memphis original: John Paul (Jack) Jones, who died in November at the age of 100.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2021
Heading the event will be Grand Marshals  LISA LISA; the Latina Pop Music Legend, Dance Theatre of Harlem founding member and current Artistic Director VIRGINIA JOHNSON; and H.T. CHEN & DIAN DONG, founding directors of Chen Dance Center. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2021
Also joining the cast is Aya Cash, Jake Picking, Cayden Boyd, Marc Hills, Thomas E. Sullivan) and Patrice Johnson Chevannes.
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2021
In the series, Tom Ripley, a grifter scraping by in early 1960s New York, is hired by a wealthy businessman to travel to Italy to try to convince his vagabond son to return home. Tom's acceptance of the job is the first step into a complex life of deceit.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2021
'We believe it's incredibly important not only in terms of protecting our staff in general, but also protecting our patrons and artists when they come to us and know that the highest number of employees that they see at the Rep will be vaccinated as well.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2021
Tell Him It's Jackie nearly sold out its run in Fall, 2020. It's back for a limited engagement, outdoors and socially distanced at Dugan's Backyard Playhouse.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 25, 2021
If you love looking back at Ella, Lady Day, Sassy and The Queen then consider how much you will love looking forward with Norm, Natalie, Latrice and La Tanya. This time history pays it forward.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2021
Barrington Stage Company will produce a 2021 season that will feature four productions staged indoors at the theatre’s Boyd-Quinson Stage (30 Union Street) and three productions which will be staged outdoors under a tent at BSC’s Production Center (34 Laurel Street).
by Alex Freeman - Apr 5, 2021
With off-Broadway performances resuming at some venues in New York, mid-May openings in the UK, and performances already underway in Australia and some parts of Asia, things are steadily returning to a sense of normal in the performing arts industry.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2021
History At PlayTM, LLC (HAP, LLC) has garnered international applause for their Immersive Living History Experiences, chronicling the lives of influential and often forgotten figures. On Friday May 14th, Pay-Per-HAP ushers viewers into the world of Louisa Catherine Adams (nee Johnson), wife to the 6th American President John Quincy Adams, and First Lady of the United States.
by Monica Moore - Apr 4, 2021
This April sees the opportunity for a select group of young New Zealander performers aged 16 – 23 years to take part in an exciting week-long pilot workshop of Aotearoa’s own hit musical “That Bloody Woman” from Monday 26 th April – Friday 30 th April 2022, in Ōtautahi (Christchurch)
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 3, 2021
After fundraising efforts that saved Birdland and The West Bank Cafe, three superheroes of the industry turn their attention to The York Theatre Company.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2021
Tawkin' With the Roses, the weekly talk show hosted by veteran actress Bonnie Rose and cabaret star Stephen S. Miller (aka “Mama Rose”), welcomes Kathleen Gati as the guest on today's episode of the show.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2021
TONY® Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose will be joined by stars of stage, and screen to salute the artistry, excellence and advocacy of trailblazer and acting icon Cicely Tyson at Crossroads Theatre Company’s second annual fundraising gala A Night with Crossroads to be held on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 7pm. Eastern. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2021
We've rounded up some of the top productions on stage this summer! Find something near you to see using our comprehensive guide below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2021
Milwaukee Rep is presenting four original music videos to support vaccination efforts in Milwaukee and beyond.  Together with community partner Kiran Vedula, the videos are part of Milwaukee Rep’s Community Engagement Neighborhood programming to encourage the community to seek more information about COVID-19 vaccines.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
Palo Alto Players, currently in its 90th season, returns to in-person theater for the first time since being shuttered in March 2020 with an outdoor staged production of TEA FOR THREE: Lady Bird, Pat & Betty.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2021
Each Period Piece performance offers a completely unique evening, featuring 12 different monologues performed by 12 different actors.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2021
As part of a rolling world premiere, Forward Theater Company will present its final production in the 2020-21 season, 46 Plays for America’s First Ladies, by Chloe Johnston, Sharon Greene, Genevra Gallo-Bayiates, Bilal Dardai, and Andy Bayiates. The filmed version of the experience will be streaming online May 8th - 23rd.
by BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2021
President Joseph R. Biden will appear during the hour to speak directly to the American public at this historic time about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine when available to beat the pandemic, protect loved ones and continue the road to recovery.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2021
More than sixty performers and playwrights from stage and screen are joining together for Period Piece, a special project to destigmatize menstrual cycles. This original work about periods and the people who get them is being streamed for three distinctive performances.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2021
For many alumni of the program – including parents – TCC has not only served as a conduit for premiere performance opportunities. The trademark care and attention that the artistic and administrative staff offer to each child becomes an essential part of their growth into young adults.
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2021
The documentary, which highlights the more than 50-year impact of this iconic show and the nonprofit behind it, Sesame Workshop, will also include never-before-seen footage of an episode produced in 1992 focusing on the topic of divorce.
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2021
President Joseph R. Biden will appear during the hour to speak directly to the American public at this historic time about the importance of getting the COVID-19 vaccine when available to beat the pandemic, protect loved ones and continue the road to recovery.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2021
The hour long special aims to raise awareness and encourage the American public to get vaccinated to put an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.