First Night Broadway


Eltinge 42nd Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
236 W. 42nd St.
by Gil Kaan - Nov 9, 2019
Antaeus Theatre Company's stunning world premiere of Jennifer Maisel's EIGHT NIGHTS vividly details the life of Holocaust survivor Rebecca Blum from the day she arrives to New York City at age 19, through significant life milestones, to becoming a great-grandmother at age 86. And all this accomplished rather smoothly with increasing intensity and gravitas in less than two hours without an intermission! Developed in Antaeus Playwrights Lab, the play's title EIGHT NIGHTS, I believe, refers to the eight individual nights/scenes during Chanukah over a period of 67 years, spanning four generations. Or, more literally, the eight-day, Jewish wintertime festival of lights.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
LA TI DO Productions has announced the multicultural cast for the world premiere of Hazing U: A Modern Greek Tragedy, a new play penned by Zachary Harris Martin - also playing the role of Ezra. The cast features Alexander Rios (Off-Broadway's Pip's Island) as Chase, Benjamin Ubiñas as Scott, Matt Caccamo (Off-Broadway's Fiorello!) as Adam, Reginald Keith Jackson (Off-Boradway's Puffs) as Parker, and Samson Dubé as Axel.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Goblin Market, produced by Not Your Mom's Musical Theater, is coming to the Hatbox Theatre from November 15-24. Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. Tickets are $20 for adults, $17 for members, seniors and students and $15 for senior members. Tickets may be reserved by calling 603-715-2315 or purchased online at
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
In what is sure to be a highlight of this concert season, superstar soprano Renée Fleming will return to the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra (HK Phil) stage for the first time in 12 years, performing alongside Maestro Jaap van Zweden in a programme full of joyfulness and melody, on 8 and 9 November at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Each year, dozens of young, aspiring musical artists audition to become a finalist in the Williams Sing-Off Competition. This event is hosted by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust every New Year's Eve as a part of Highmark First Night Pittsburgh. The winner will be given the honor of performing live at the Dollar Bank Stage at 7th Street & Penn Avenue on New Year's Eve, among many other great prizes.
by Walter McBride - Nov 26, 2019
Katharine McPhee returned to Waitress, beginning last night, November 25. She will play the role of Jenna until the show closes in January.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019
Lincoln Common, 2345 N. Lincoln Ave., kicks off its first holiday season on Thursday, December 5 at 5:30 p.m. on its central Plaza with Alderman Michelle Smith. The evening will include an appearance by Santa, two of his reindeers, caroling with Old Town School of Folk Music, special holiday dance performances by Equinox Lincoln Common, and hot cocoa from Philz Coffee.
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
WAYNE HUSSEY has announced a forthcoming European tour in 2020 with The Mission after selling out his solo dates. The tour will lead The Mission through Germany, France, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland.
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Southern Halo's latest lyric video, 'Missing Mississippi,' marks home and family on an emotional map as it reflects on the Morris sisters' connection to the state of their birth. The creative clip is filled with a montage of personal photographs that range from toddler to teen interspersed with high-energy stage snaps, text message screenshots and images of keepsakes and mementos of their travels. The often moving visuals offer a refreshing and surprisingly deep dive into the 'sister soul' togetherness and Southern grace that are central to Natalia (principal songwriter, guitarist, lead vocalist), Christina (drums) and Hannah (bass), and solidify the sense of 'family' and 'home.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Granbury Theatre Company will kick off its 2020 Broadway on the Brazos season with the play Father of the Bride on January 24-Febraury 9, at the historic Granbury Opera House in Downtown Granbury.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020
The Cultural Services of the French Embassy announces the U.S. A Night of Philosophy & Ideas/Night of Ideas programming (from January 25 to February 2) for the global La Nuit des idées 2020, a series of intellectual marathons for the general public, coordinated worldwide by the Institut français.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country after launching at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2020
The Fire This Time Festival, the destination for early career and emerging playwrights from the African diaspora, announces its 2020 dates. The 14-day festival, presented in collaboration with FRIGID New York, which annually honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. will take place from January 20 to February 2, 2020. This year, seven commissioned dramatists will be presented in repertoire as part of the annual celebration held at the Kraine Theater in the East Village.
by TV News Desk - Jan 29, 2020
Arthur Moon - the Brooklyn avant-pop group fronted by Lora-Faye Åshuvud alongside collaborators Cale Hawkins (Quincy Jones, Bilal, Linda Perry), Martin D. Fowler (a composer for This American Life), Dave Palazola and Aviva Jaye - released their exceptional self-titled debut album earlier this year. Today, they've released a remix of the stand out track “Infield” by bicoastal musician and producer Young & Sick. The rich, wandering remix heightens the off-kilter pop already present in the track. In addition to working on the remix, Young & Sick will be DJing the first night of Arthur Moon's upcoming residency at Brooklyn's Public Records on April 8th. 
by Walter McBride - Jan 25, 2020
During the first night of BroadwayCon, the First Look event was held. The event gave fans a first look into this season's new musicals. Shows that performed at this year's event included Six, Girl From the North Country, Company, Emojiland, Between the Lines, Sing Street, Jagged Little Pill, Mrs. Doubtfire, Caroline or Change, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Join Lin-Manuel, Luis, Luz, Vanessa, Luz Miranda Crespo, and Luis Crespo and the rest of the Miranda family at a private performance of The Unsinkable Molly Brown on February 28th at Abrons Arts Center in New York City!
by Shari Barrett - Jan 21, 2020
The playwright nervously awaiting the make-or-break review on opening night has been the setting of many stage and movie scenes. But in this play, McNally runs with the idea, taking no prisoners across two acts boasting almost as many Broadway name-drops as punch lines, all delivered with perfect comic timing by a cast of talented actors who know how important it is to both give and take with each other as the wide range of human emotions overcomes the a?oestarsa?? who hope and pray this play will revive their struggling careers. And all the while, the laughs abound non-stop.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2020
The Morgan-Wixson Theatre in Santa Monica will present Terrence McNally's barb-filled love letter to the madness of high-stakes New York theater, It's Only a Play, playing now through Feb. 9, 2020, with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. The production is directed by Aric Martin, produced by Kalila Horwitz, and stage managed by Ashley DeFrancesco, with costume design by Kristie Mattsson and set and lighting design by William Wilday. The cast features (in alphabetical order) Chris Aruffo, Michael Bernstein, David Callander, Joanna Churgin, Justin Heller, Kelly McReynolds, and Kent Navarette.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
West HQ's Sydney Coliseum Theatre has today announced the Sydney Symphony Orchestra will perform The Rite of Spring, led by acclaimed conductor Pietari Inkinen, on Saturday 22 February.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Theresa Buchheister, Ryan William Downey and Travis Just have officially taken the reins at The Brick. As of January 1, 2020 they are ushering The Brick into a new era along with their artistic and curatorial collaborators: Teresa Braun, Phil Hartman, Yuki Kawahisa, Alyse Lamb, Justin Liville, Nicolas Noreña, and Harrison David Rivers. This exciting transition was announced in July, 2019 via The New York Times
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 15, 2020
One of the most interesting cabaret performers in town, Joanne Halev debuted her first club act in 2018 to great response, and part of it is because she is SO interesting a?? and so is her former career. Stephen Mosher talks with Joanne about transitioning from perfume to performing.
by Brett Cullum - Feb 8, 2020
Most people know the music pretty well, but few knew the band had a colorful history full of crimes and mob connections that were against the clean cut tradition of their era. They seemed to be more than a boy band and bordered on a gang in many ways. Forget BTS, One Direction, or even the New Kids on the Block a??. these guys were hanging tough for real!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
See what's on the schedule at National Sawdust in March! Kimbra, Little Kruta, JACK Quartet, Metropolis Ensemble and more...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
What would you do with a little taste of power? Would you share it, the way we always say we'll do? Or would you keep it for yourself?
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 23, 2020
On Sunday nights at Club Cumming can be found some entertaining series shows that are different every week because one is an Open Mic and one is a drag competition, but they both have this in common: Fun.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2020
Sydney Coliseum Theatre, West HQ last night welcomed over 1200 music lovers through its doors to celebrate the inaugural showcase acoustic performance of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra playing The Rite of Spring by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, led by acclaimed conductor Pietari Inkinen,
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Dan Rather's Stories of a Lifetime began its two-night limited engagement at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre last night.
by Katherine Lee - Feb 19, 2020
Frozen has welcomed a trio of new stars to the company beginning last night, Tuesday, February 18, 2020. McKenzie Kurtz makes her Broadway debut starring as Anna, Ciara Renée (Pippin, Big Fish, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) stars as Elsa, and Ryan McCartan (Wicked; Heathers: The Musical; Disney Channel's 'Liv & Maddie') joins the cast as Hans.
by Taylor Clemons - Feb 13, 2020
In a blaze of glory Miss Saigon is back and better than ever!
by Brian Hilbrand - Feb 12, 2020
Jeff Foxworthy will headline the Gilda's LaughFest 10th Anniversary Signature Event. The 2020 Signature Event, A Night with Jeff Foxworthy, is a fundraiser for Gilda's Club Grand Rapids. Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most respected and successful comedians in the country. The Grammy Award nominee and best-selling author of more than 26 books is widely known for his Redneck jokes and his act goes well beyond that to explore the humor in everyday family interactions and human nature a?" a style that has been compared to Mark Twain's. The Signature Event is March, 14th, 2020 with a dinner that begins at 5:30 PM a show that follows at 8 PM.
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of SINGLE PARENTS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, February 26, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Granbury Theatre Company will continue its 2020 Broadway on the Brazos season with The Producers: A Mel Brooks Musical on February 21-March 22, 2020, at the historic Granbury Opera House in Downtown Granbury.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
You are cordially invited to the Broadway Princess Party on Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 3pm at Popejoy Hall. Join the world's most famous princesses - Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine - as they sing the most loved princess songs in the book. Broadway stars Laura Osnes, Susan Egan, and Courtney Reed will entertain audiences with an unforgettable afternoon of songs and stories about their royal antics backstage, on stage, and beyond.
by Anthony Walker-Cook - Dec 9, 2019
With recent roles in Noises Off and Exit the King, Amy Morgan can now be seen at the Royal Court performing in Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti's A Kind of People. Set during a party on a Friday night, this new play examines seven people and asks wider questions about communities in Britain today. BroadwayWorld spoke with Amy about her character, Victoria, the rehearsal process and how the play compares to her previous work in theatre.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 8, 2019
Much more than his most famous role of Ralph Malph on Happy Days, Donny Most has had a long and successful career on both the big screen and the tv screen, on the stage, in the recording studio, and in the nightclubs. His current passion is for the music he has listened to his entire life. For two nights he brings that music to New York's The Beach Cafe. Stephen Mosher talks to him about all of it, one week before the opening.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
The Handel and Haydn Society and the Museum of African American History present the Emancipation Proclamation Concert. This special event will also mark the 2,500th performance by the Handel and Haydn Society in its history. Part of Boston's First Night celebration, the concert will take place at the historic Trinity Church in Copley Square Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 1:00 pm with Scott Allen Jarrett conducting. The performance will include narration by poet Regie Gibson of passages from the Emancipation Proclamation. The concert is free and open to the public.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The national tour of 'Come From Away' is warming hearts across America. A 'Best Musical' winner all around the world, the smash hit musical has won the Tony Award for 'Best Direction of a Musical' (Christopher Ashley), 4 Olivier Awards (London) including 'Best New Musical,' 5 Outer Critics Circle Awards (NYC) including 'Outstanding New Broadway Musical,' 3 Drama Desk Awards (NYC) including 'Outstanding Musical,' 4 Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards (North American Tour) including 'Best Production,' 4 Helen Hayes Awards (D.C.) including 'Outstanding Production of a Musical,' 4 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards (Seattle) including 'Excellence in Production of a Musical,' 6 San Diego Critics Circle Awards including 'Outstanding New Musical,' 3 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards including 'Best New Musical,' 3 Dora Awards (Toronto) including 'Outstanding New Musical/Opera' and 'Outstanding Production,' and the 2017 Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award (Toronto).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) have announced the full lineup of events for the inaugural YI Love New York YiddishFest. This selection of performances, screenings, and discussions centered around Jewish culture and Yiddish entertainment will play several New York City venues from December 21-29. Reservations are required for all events and can be made at
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Joe's Pub has a fun lineup of holiday-inspired acts coming your way this month! See full details below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
This morning, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announced the complete programming lineup for Highmark First Night Pittsburgh 2020. Starting at 6 p.m. on December 31, 2019, acclaimed local, national, and international artists will animate the Cultural District and ring in the New Year. Two Zambelli fireworks displays, the signature New Year's Eve Parade and its famed giant puppets, the 'Countdown to Midnight,' and raising of the Future of Pittsburgh Ball complete the celebration.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2019
As Robert MacDougall prepares to take on the role of Javert in Les Misérables, having previously understudied Hayden Tee in the role, we catch up with both actors for a symbolic handover of the truncheon.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2019
Geva Theatre Center presents Slow Food, by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Skip Greer, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from January 14 through February 9.
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
As the world-class music cruise experience known as FRIENDSHIP gets closer to its January 6-10, 2020 sailing, event organizer Gary Richards, aka DESTRUCTO and AMFAMFAMF founder has announced details of its daily schedule.  
by TV Scoop - Dec 23, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of 20/20, airing on ABC on Saturday, December 28, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Hanukkah Glow Party is back for its fourth year! Since it began in 2015, Hanukkah Glow Party has become a mainstay holiday event for families.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
The Broad Stage is proud to announce the return of Israel's legendary singer-songwriter David Broza for the fifth consecutive year in his newest concert, From Haifa to Havana, on Sunday, December 22 at 7:30pm. Broza brings a unique Cuban twist to his hit songs through a collaboration with Trio Havana for a thrilling first night of Hanukkah celebration.
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Sundance Institute invites champions of independent storytelling to attend An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro, Sundance Institute's annual fundraising event hosted on the first night of the Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, January 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah. During the celebratory event, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will be honored with the Vanguard Award for Philanthropy. Proceeds from the evening will advance Sundance Institute's mission and programs that discover, support and amplify risk-taking and exciting independent film, media and theatre artists.  In addition to Presenting Sponsor IMDbPro, the event is supported by Lead Sponsor the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Sundance Institute invites champions of independent storytelling to attend An Artist at the Table Presented by IMDbPro, Sundance Institute's annual fundraising event hosted on the first night of the Sundance Film Festival, Thursday, January 23, 2020, in Park City, Utah. During the celebratory event, Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, will be honored with the Vanguard Award for Philanthropy. Proceeds from the evening will advance Sundance Institute's mission and programs that discover, support and amplify risk-taking and exciting independent film, media and theatre artists. In addition to Presenting Sponsor IMDbPro, the event is supported by Lead Sponsor the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation.
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Works selected across the Indie Episodic, Shorts and Special Events sections of the 2020 Sundance Film Festival were announced today, underlining Sundance Institute's commitment to showcasing bold independent storytelling regardless of form, format or length.