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First Lady - 1935 - Broadway


Music Box Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
239 West 45th 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - May 28, 2021
'As an organization committed to maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment for all of its employees, Ballet West condemns the actions of these individuals in the strongest manner possible,' the statement reads.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 26, 2021
In honor of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and celebrity guests will join the Center for Asian American Media, Pacific Islanders in Communications, and PBS for “A Celebration of the AA and NHPI Community: Highlighting Our Diverse Tapestry.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
Today, Red Bull Theater announced a very special benefit reading of  Ben Jonson’s classic comedy, Volpone, or The Fox directed by Jesse Berger, Red Bull’s Founder and Artistic Director. First produced by Red Bull Theater in 2012, this new version will feature emendations & elaborations by director Berger and playwright Jeffrey Hatcher.
by Alan Henry - May 19, 2021
After the successful reimagining of its 2020/21 Season, Lyric Opera of Chicago greatly looks forward to welcoming audiences once again to the Lyric Opera House this fall for the start of the company’s 67th Season. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2021
The Lyric Hammersmith Theatre today announced casting and releases images for its summer reopening production Out West. Esh Alladi will play a young Gandhi in Tanika Gupta's The Overseas Student, Tom Mothersdale will play new father Jack in Simon Stephens' Blue Water and Cold and Fresh and Ayesha Antoine will play security guard Donna in Roy Williams' Go, Girl.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
The “live” virtual fundraising gala, which will be hosted by TONY Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose also includes Crossroads' presentation of the its inaugural Champion of the Arts Award to global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
The event will be moderated by Across the Arts host Patrick D. McCoy. Miss Bish will receive live greetings from friends and colleagues including organist Paul Jacobs, Pipedreams host Michael Barone, and opera soprano Angela Brown.
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
Laura and Linda Benanti's concert, as part of Seth Rudetsky's Seth Concert Series, premiered yesterday at 3pm and re-aired at 8pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 13, 2021
Chicago's kids need a chance to reflect on what the past year has meant for them. So today, a coalition of leading Chicago organizations have teamed up to debut Once Upon Our Time Capsule, an all-new, citywide, internationally unique participatory art and storytelling project that will empower children to share their stories of resilience.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - Jun 9, 2021
Presenting a special homage to our nation's capital, Washington, D.C., appearances will include guest of honor Smithsonian Secretary Lonnie G. Bunch III, Congressman James E. Clyburn and Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama along with performances from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and gifted young dancers from The Ailey School.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
MetropolitanZoom will present QUEEN DIVA ~ '90s Soul Divas Tribute in a live premium virtual venue experience, with full service, including pre-show entertainment and meet and greet at the end of the show.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2021
Pride Live, a social advocacy and community engagement organization for the LGBTQ+ community, last night held the 4th annual Stonewall Day event.
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2021
The first lady of Highbridge The Label – who recently hit #1 on both Billboard’s “Next Big Sound” chart and Pandora’s “Predictions” chart – has fast proven a truly global favorite,.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2021
In observance of Juneteenth, Ailey All Access will present a program of conversation and dance, speaking to the enduring power of the human spirit and extending Alvin Ailey’s legacy of artistic activism.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Alan Henry - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2021
Each Period Piece performance offers a completely unique evening, featuring 12 different monologues performed by 12 different actors.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 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 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Stephi Wild - 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - 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 Sarah Jae Leiber - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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.