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Wallack's Theatre

(New York, NY)
254 W. 42nd St.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Casting has been confirmed for Charlotte Jones' (Humble Boy a?' National Theatre) hilarious and heartfelt comedy, Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis at Park Theatre. Winner of the 1998 Pearson Best Play Award, this marks the play's twenty-first anniversary and first ever London run. The production stars Sioned Jones, Charlie Bence, Kellie Batchelor, Andrew P Stephen, Matt Lim and Jessica Forrest. It is directed by Robert Wolstenholme, with a national press night on Friday 13th December at 7pm.
by Don Grigware - Oct 29, 2019
Listening to Sylvia Brooks' album The Arrangement is a thrilling experience. Attending her live performance onstage is even more so. On Saturday October 26, Brooks brought her fascinating jazz/pop/Latin sounds to Feinstein's Upstairs at Vitello's for a sold out concert. What a pleasure to see this lovely woman dressed to the nines in an evening dress rarely worn by performers in today's circle and singing passionately with a 7 piece orchestra. Brooks poured her heart out and really had a grand time...meaning her enjoyment reached over the footlights and pulled her audience in, held on to them and never let go for 90 minutes. That in my book is a truly great performer, who leaves you begging for more.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 28, 2019
Acclaimed singer and voice teacher Corinna Sowers Adler returned to The Laurie Beechman Theatre with a new show titled SECOND STORIES and fans old and new have been delighting in her musical storytelling.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Bagels and Broadway a?" the radio show and podcast hosted by 5x Billboard Award winning media personality, Valerie Smaldone a?" brings entertainment notables, from Tony winners to hot newbies to audiences all over the planet, via radio or the world-wide web every Saturday at 9:05am. Valerie has another stellar lineup planned for Saturday, Oct. 19th. Audiences can tune in on radio at AM970, or by logging on to:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The annual Beyond the Footlights event, a celebration cabaret featuring stars from the Hershey Theatre Apollo Awards, will be held on Saturday, January 25, 2020, with a 6:30 p.m. reception and a 7:45 p.m. cabaret. Guests at Beyond the Footlights will be treated to the rare opportunity to dine on the stage of the historic Hershey Theatre.
by Roger Catlin - Oct 15, 2019
Just as African-American artists have sought to reclaim the racist imagery of the past to confront contemporary viewers, the entryway to the Theater Alliance's performance of 'Day of Absence' at the Anacostia Playhouse is decorated with oversized posters advertising blackface minstrel shows.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre today announced that due to overwhelming demand, an additional week of performances has been added to Skylight's holiday show, Disney's Newsies. This triumphant Broadway blockbuster opens Friday, November 15 and runs through Sunday, December 29, 2019 with special early bird and family-friendly performance times, as well as a sensory-friendly performance. This feel-good, family-favorite musical will be presented in the beautiful Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Critics and audiences are raving over Centenary Stage Company's production of Arnold Ridley's The Ghost Train which heads into its final weekend of shows at the Lackland Performing Arts Center.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
An industry reading of the new Bluegrass Musical 'THRU: Songs & Stories from the Appalachian Trail' by Andi Lee Carter (he/they) is to be presented as part of the Dramatists Guild's 'Friday Night Footlights Series' on Friday, November 22, 2019 at 7:30pm in The Mary Rodgers Room at The Dramatists Guild, 1501 Broadway, (On 43rd Street off of 7th Avenue), 7th Floor, NYC.
by Don Grigware - Nov 5, 2019
On Sunday November 3, Terron Brooks presented a concert and CD release party for his new album The Soul of Broadway - Impossible Dreams at the Montalban in Hollywood. In my book, the sold out evening proved to be a highlight of the 2019 season. Brooks, known for playing Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy-winning NBC miniseries The Temptations in 1998, has a spectacular singing voice, and as a life coach and inspirational speaker infused the concert with joy and optimism for his audience... which goes far beyond a regular concert event. Like many entertainers, Brooks rocketed to the top as an actor an
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Rob Carter's cult hit creation is back with a glossy revamp of his debut show at the Soho Theatre from 6th - 9th November 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
Today the h Foundation, the charitable arm of h Club London (formerly The Hospital Club) are proud to announce the return of their festive online auction. The auction, which runs for two weeks from midday on Thursday 28th November to midnight on Thursday 12th December, raises money to fund h Foundation's three flagship programmes which help support young creatives. All money raised will be match funded by the Paul G Allen Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Overshadowed Theatrical Productions is thrilled to bring Irving Berlin's musical Holiday Inn to the stage. Adapted from the 1942 film starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby, this production will give you the perfect diversion during the holiday season!
by Jim Munson - Nov 20, 2019
a?oeGypsya?? is undeniably one of the all-time great achievements of the American musical theater. It possesses a thrilling combination of showbiz razzmatazz and dramatic intensity, grounded in Arthur Laurents' complex book and wrapped in an incomparably tuneful and stirring score by Jule Styne & Stephen Sondheim. For anyone who has not yet had the pleasure of seeing a?oeGypsy,a?? here's the basic rundown. This a?oemusical fablea?? is pretty much the ultimate backstage musical, set in the 1920's/30's against the backdrop of the dying vaudeville circuit and based on the true tale of the ultimate stage mother and her two daughters. Momma Rose, dissatisfied with the lousy cards life has dealt her, pushes her two young daughters to careers in show business as a way of fulfilling her own dreams. In real life, one eventually became successful actress June Havoc, and the other perhaps the most famous American stripper of all time, Gypsy Rose Lee. The show is replete with kiddie acts, charm songs, comic numbers and roof-raising anthems, all performed with a dual edge of gusto and desperation.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2019
Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets, The Musical, by Wendy Ann Gardner. This new musical based on the popular Naughty Naughty Pets franchise featured on Cartoon Network, with books published by Disney's Hyperion Books for Children features an award-winning cast.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati is making the days merry and bright with two special productions presented by TCT On Tour (TCT's touring division) on the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road this holiday season.
by Elliot Lanes - May 8, 2020
Many theatres around the world have started engaging their audiences with lots of digital content since the COVID-19 pandemic started back in March. Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA  has taken the idea of digital content and has kicked it up  many notches. They were the first area company  to stream one of their productions with Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes. The play was shuttered mid-run.
by Stephi Wild - May 31, 2020
Looking for something new to read with your kids while stuck inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 more theatre-themed children's books that are sure to fill the void.
by Susan Haubenstock - May 18, 2020
Before Stage 1 Theatre Company opened in Mechanicsville, they put on a blockbuster convert performance of 'Ragtime' that lives on in memory.
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020
Today we're checking in with Goodspeed!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 8, 2020
Go inside the creation and 63-year evolution of the musical theatre masterpiece, West Side Story.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Returning to King's Head Theatre by popular demand, JEWa??ish is a romcom revolving around the tempestuous and obstacle-ridden relationship of Max, who is Jewish, and TJ, who isn't. Continuing their situationship is not as easy as when they were part of the university's Polyamory Society, alongside two millennia of inherited trauma on top of two decades of millennial stereotypes, maybe there's too much of a cultural divide? Even couples counselling does not seem to help untangle them from this complex co-dependency. But they do really love each other (occasionally). As they struggle with their careers in the arts, with Max's overbearing family, and with each other, the two 'frenemies' try to navigate their differences and unwillingly make a go of it.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
In response to COVID-19 and school closures, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati is proud to launch TCT EVERYWHERE -- an online resource for parents, teachers and students.
by Barry Lenny - Mar 16, 2020
This is an important piece of theatre, bringing one of the Classics into the present.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Skylight Music Theatre announced the launch of free online musical theatre classes for high school students, college students, and professionals.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Footlighters presents The World is My Homea?"The Life of Paul Robeson, June 20 and 21, 2020 at 8:15 PM. The show is written and performed by Stogie Kenyatta.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Peninsula Players Theatre has made the difficult decision to cancel its autumn performance of Richard Dresser's a?oeRounding Third.a??  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2020
Like so many facets of our society brought to a halt by the coronavirus pandemic, the theatre industry currently finds itself at this terrifying impasse. Despite steep reservations and an unclear understanding of what constitutes risk for employees and audiences alike, many arts institutions have begun weighing their options when it comes to how and when to resume operations.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2020
Broadway Unlocked co-founders Jessica Ryan and Joe White unveiled the upcoming slate for the innovation and digital production house, kicking off tonight, July 21, 2020, at 7:00pm with The Hippodrome's Opening Night Party for Souvenir, the regional theatre's first ever virtual production.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, July 14 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On July 14 at 12pm ET he chatted with Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2020
Theatre East announces the five plays to be presented remotely for the 2020 5X5 Drama Series: THE DEAD CAN ZOOM by Dan O'Neil directed by Judson Jones, BYE CHARLIE, BYE LANE by Stephanie Fagan directed by Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy, KARULA'S DREAM SHOW LIVE by Julia Rae Maldonado directed by Bianca Puorto, TOGETHER by Shaun Bennet Fauntleroy directed by Benard Cummings and DIRECTOR DASH by Lori Fischer directed by Misti Wills. For more information visit
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 4, 2020
One of the cabaret community's newer artists, Deborah Stone, comes of age in her new show HERE I AM! After a run downtown at Pangea, she debuts at The Beach Cafe. In this interview with Stephen Mosher, Stone talks about the journey that got her where she is.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
Three veterans of Woodstock Fringe, Bette Carlson Siler, Ric Siler and Wallace Norman will be performing three one-act solo plays on Friday, January 31 at 7pm at the Hudson Valley Performing Arts Laboratory in Poughkeepsie. This event is hosted by The Dramatist Guild Footlights Series in The Hudson Valley. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Her story hidden in secrecy no more, The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati (TCT) brings HARRIET TUBMAN: STRAIGHT UP OUTTA THE UNDERGROUND performed by TCT On Tour (TCT's touring division) to the Ralph and Patricia Corbett Showtime Stage March 14-15, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock today announced the Company's 98th season, which opens on September 11, 2020 with an Opening Night Celebration featuring soprano Albina Shagimuratova and tenor Pene Pati in concert with the San Francisco Opera Orchestra conducted by Music Director Designate Eun Sun Kim. Opening Night festivities include San Francisco Opera Guild's Opera Ball, BRAVO! CLUB's annual Opening Night Gala and two new events: the Opera Supper in the Veterans Building's elegant Green Room and, for the entire audience, a celebratory, post-concert toast to the season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
The Dramatist Guild's Friday Night Footlights continues its series of play readings with Planet Alice by Jonathan Grupper on Friday, January 24th, 2020 at 7:30PM. The cast includes AJ Shivley (Bright Star), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde), Brian Fenkart (Memphis), and Shafer Gootkind of the Actionplay neuro-inclusive program.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
A reading of Jeanmarie Simpson's Pineapple and Other Options will be presented on February 8th at 11 a.m. At Metropolitan Arts Institute 1700 N. 7th Ave.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 7, 2020
The wonderful and talented employees of Feinstein's/54 Below are at it again! A new edition of the infamous 54 DOES 54 staff show is coming up in a few days, and Stephen Mosher wants to get to know these gifted artists, so he sent each of them four questions to answer about their lives in show business.
by Review Roundups - Feb 5, 2020
The North American tour of Phantom of the Opera has made its way across the country with stops in Dallas, Cleveland, Denver and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Emmy-nominated, People's Choice award-winning producer-actress-playwright passed away from a fifteen month battle with pancreatic cancer in Los Angeles, California, on February 4, 2020, surrounded by family and friends. She was 64 years old.
by Bobby Patrick - Feb 17, 2020
In all, the evening played like a real Stars Of Tomorrow with standouts going to Preston Max Allen singing Lloyd-Webber's paean to unrequited love, Kat Griffin with her rendition of I CHOSE RIGHT from BABY and Danielle Purdy singing Lowdermilk & Kerrigan's RUN AWAY WITH ME; at first charming to bring her audience to her and then powerful to lift us all up.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Comedy fans are in for a rare treat when John Cleese comes to Exeter to talk about his glittering career at a special charity fundraiser for the Northcott Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Skylight Music Theatre today announced the cast and creative team for The Gospel at Colonus running January 17-26, 2020 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward.
by Misha Davenport - Dec 19, 2019
Acting and singing dazzle in an otherwise stale and dated WORKING.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2019
Jan Ravens and Julia Watson are cast in Talking Heads, three of the much-loved classic monologues from British playwriting royalty, Alan Bennett, directed by Watford Palace Theatre's own artistic director Brigid Larmour. Poignant, comic and full of humanity, Talking Heads invites us into the hearts and minds of three peculiarly English ladies - Muriel in her tweed skirt and pearls in Soldiering On, the public-spirited Miss Ruddock in A Lady of Letters, and Susan, the long-suffering Vicar's wife in Bed Among The Lentils.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that comedian and actor Tim Brooke-Taylor has died at 79 due to COVID-19. His death was confirmed to Variety by his agent early Sunday.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 10, 2020
It started on Joan Rivers' afternoon talk show. This amazing female impersonator named Lypsinka came out and did a number that was unlike anything I had ever seen before. I hadn't seen a lot of drag queens in my twenty-five (ish) years on the earth but the ones I had seen didn't have an act like this - it was all telephones ringing and quotes from movies all pieced together with a big rousing musical finish, and I was as mesmerized as Joan Rivers appeared to be, sitting in her chair, captivated by the very original and fascinating performance. I never forgot it. A few years later I became friends with a man named Mark Sendroff and Mark had a hobby that brought him great pleasure and every one of his friends was the beneficiaries of this hobby. Mark Sendroff made these VHS videotapes called Potpourri that were 2 hours of weird and wonderful show business clips, a melange of oddities and treasures that he had collected over the years and turned into party tapes - because at our home we played these tapes at every party. There was a clip of a man named Michael West doing a 2-minute movie called 'Door To Door Dolly,' there was a clip of Mimi Hines singing 'Yesterday I Heard the Rain' at The Triad, there was a clip of Leslie Uggams messing up the words to 'June Is Busting Out All Over,' and there was Lypsinka on The Joan Rivers Show doing her act with all the telephones and lipsyncing to some astonishing recording of 'Get Me To The Church On Time.' If there was one thing I knew about Mark Sendroff, it was that he would know who sang that song and I could, finally, at it to my collection. I called him on the phone and asked him that which had been on my mind all these years and which nobody had had the answer to.