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George M! - 1968 - Broadway

GEORGE M! tells the life story of George M. Cohan, a giant of the American Musical Theater who gave us such songs asYankee Doodle Dandy, Over There, You're A Grand Old Flag, and Give My Regards to Broadway. The show follows him over a 60-year period period from the late 1880s until 1937. The story begins with his childhood in Rhode Island on the vaudeville circuit with his parents and sister as "The Four Cohans," continuing to New York, where he starts his 25-year absolute reign of the Broadway stage.

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Palace Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
1564 Broadway
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by TV News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
Today, the Black AIDS Institute (BAI) will host a virtual thank you event for their supporters and provide a company update as a part of The Blacker the Plan: Our People.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Beginning this month, Goodspeed Musicals will offer robust performing arts education and training programs for students 7 years of age and older - all from the comfort and safety of home.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Tony Tanner, beloved US and UK actor, director, playwright and choreographer, died on September 8, 2020 at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 87.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features The St. James Theatre! Learn about the first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration, which Oscar-winning movie was filmed at the theater, the longest-running show to play the St. James and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
The Blue Hill Troupe, New York City's only philanthropic musical theater group, will kick off its 96th season with The Mystery of Edwin Drood, a crowd-pleasing interactive whodunita?'based on Charles Dickens's final, unfinished novela?'that invites the audience to help solve a hilariously madcap murder mystery. One audience member in particular may have a distinct advantage: the show's composer, lyricist, and book writer, Rupert Holmes (honored with Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score of a Musical when the show premiered on Broadway in 1985), who will attend the show at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 9, and give a talk-back following the performance.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!)streams this Tuesday, October 6th at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino. PBL! will continue the long-established tradition of the piano bar-that special place where we can gather, entertain, support, create, and connect with live music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!)streams this Tuesday, October 6th at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino. PBL! is proud to continue the long-established tradition of the piano bara?"that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create, as we connect with live music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2020
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, October 20th at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino. PBL! is continuing the long-established tradition of the piano bar-that special place where we can gather, entertain, support and create, as we connect with live music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020
On Wednesday, October 21st at 1PM EST, Bridge To Broadway will return for a one-time live interview and interactive Q & A with Oscar, Tony, and Golden Globe winner Joel Grey, with a percentage of net proceeds benefitting St. Jude's Research Hospital.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
The next generation of Broadway performers is ready to shine in The Broadway Potluck, a showcase of Broadway hopefuls set to premiere on Sunday, October 18 at 7pm (EDT) on the Broadway Cares YouTube channel.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Manhattan Concert Productions opens its 2019-2020 season with a patriotic concert this Veterans Day entitled America the Beautiful: A Veterans Day Celebration at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall on November 11, 2019 at 8:00 pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2020
Eldridge Plays & Musicals has just published ASCAP award-winning writer Chip Deffaa's play 'Irving Berlin & Co.'   It's the final play in Deffaa's Irving Berlin cycle.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
Galveston's Grand 1894 Opera House - celebrating its 125th Anniversary with 'A Legendary Season' - opened mid September with the world-renowned Paul Anka singing the best of Sinatra and continues through early May, 2020 when this legendary season concludes with the iconic Temptations. For more information about all the performances scheduled and to purchase tickets, visit online at www.thegrand.com or call the box office at 409.765.1894 or 800.821.1894. The Grand's box office is located at 2020 Postoffice Street.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2020
Stage Rights has just published--and will be licensing--ASCAP award-winner Chip Deffaa's 20th play, 'Say it with Music,' a celebration of  Irving Berlin.  The musical play was developed at Deffaa's base in New York, the 13th Street Repertory Theater (Joe Battista, Producing Artistic Director). 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2020
In recognition of World AIDS Day, December 1, Atlanta-based, Horizon Theatre, the Black Leadership AIDS Crisis Coalition (BLACC) and AIDS Healthcare Foundation, the world’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS services, bring to the virtual stage Love, M., a powerful story about mothers, sons, and AIDS activists during the early days of the AIDS Crisis.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 13, 2019
If these (Friar) walls could talk you would hear music and conversation from show biz legends of the past. Irving Berlin was a Friar who together with Friar George M. Cohan wrote many musical reviews called Friars Frolics to entertain their fellow Friars. Last night the Friars Club presented “An Evening With Irving Berlin” to celebrate the publication of Irving Berlin: New York Genius by bestselling author and Award Winner James Kaplan.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Centenary Stage Company continues their tradition of nurturing young artists and presents the Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows. The 2019/2020 winter productions include: Anything Goes, George M, and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
The BroadwayWorld team has come together to help guide your musical quarantine journey. Today, we bring you just a few recommendations for: A cast recording to make you feel nostalgic...
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its first ever Online Summer Season. This summer will feature three of Irish Rep's most beloved recent productions reimagined for the screen and filmed remotely for limited release as part of A Performance on Screen.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2020
Due to overwhelming global interest by “Uniters” to #answerthecall, The Call to Unite is extending its originally planned 24-hour global livestream event to include 2 additional hours of exclusive content -- for a total of 26 consecutive, inspiring hours.
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2020
On this day in 2003, the curtain went up on the legendary Bernadette Peters as Mama Rose in Gypsy on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature the Olivier Award nominations, BYE BYE BIRDIE at the Kennedy Center, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2020
Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) continues its 68th Season with Barbara Field's adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic Great Expectations, in weekend performances from March 20 through April 12. 
by Vicki Trask - Mar 4, 2020
Mockus is a thrilling tale based on true events of a mayor desperate to save his city and the clown who inspires him through a world of imagination. The clown's antics, and his success, provoke fear and jealousy in this strange world not too far from our own. How will they survive, armed only with laughter and love? Featuring spectacular acrobatics and exhilarating music and dance, Mockus will transport you to the sublime world of the three-ring circus.
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Irish Repertory Theatre announced today upcoming editions of their online series Meet the Makers. A digital series of conversations with scholars and Irish Rep artists discussing their work and theatre in general, Meet the Makers offers a behind-the-scenes look at Irish history, theatre and the creative process.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Music Mountain Theatre opens summer concert series on with Stars and Stripes.
by BWW Special - Jun 21, 2020
We've rounded up 10 books about Black theatre to read and educate yourself while in quarantine. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
SCAP Award-winning writer/producer Chip Deffaa's new CD, 'I Must Have that Man'- being released June 30th- features such Broadway notables as Stephen Bogardus ('Bright Star'), John Tartaglia ('Avenue Q'), Seth Sikes ('The Band's Visit') and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Since 2010, Broadway Up Close Walking Tours has been creating in-person experiences on the sidewalks of Times Square, bringing guests closer to the fun facts, history, magic, and ghost stories of the 41 Broadway theaters. On March 12, 2020, that all changed.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2020
Kick off the holiday weekend with fifty of our favorite patriotic showtunes. From musicals about American history like Ragtime and Hamilton, to American anthems that come straight from the Broadway stage. Get ready to party like it's 1776!
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 27, 2020
On June 8th, North Carolina Theatre announced that based on recommendations from the City of Raleigh and given the circumstances surrounding the current health pandemic, they ended up canceling the remainder of their 2019-20 Season, which includes productions of Memphis, The Sound of Music, and Edges.
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 - Jan 7, 2020
The cast album for 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' starring Jon Peterson--as produced at New York's 13th Street Theater--is being released January 21st.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
TheatreZone, a nonprofit, 501(c)3 professional theatre in its 16th season of performances in-residence at the G&L Theatre on the Community School of Naples campus, has announced a change in cast members for its third Showstopper Series event, “At The Movies”  to be presented at 7:30p.m. on February 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, and 14; and at 2:00p.m. on February 6, 7, 13 and 14, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that Arlen and Elaine Cohen Rubin will be honored with The Luminary Award at the ICONS Gala celebrating 25 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago, Monday, March 23, at the Ritz-Carlton, 160 E. Pearson St. The Chicago-based couple will join Broadway legend Joel Grey who will be in attendance to receive the ICON Award at the 2020 ICONS Gala with proceeds benefiting Porchlight's artistic and youth education programs.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre will present the divine comedy An Act of God, February 13 - March 8, with previews February 11 and 12. Due to a large advance, and the increasingly popularity of the Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series, An Act of God is adding a week of performances, which was originally scheduled to close on March 1.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
The cast album for 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' starring Jon Peterson--as produced at New York's 13th Street Theater--is out now! Written and directed by ASCAP Award-winner Chip Deffaa, the show traces the life of America's number-one songwriter. The album features Richard Danley--who's worked on most of Deffaa's shows and albums--as music director/pianist. Jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein--winner of the Bistro Award, the New York Nightlife Award, and the Down Beat Rising Star Award is featured on violin and mandolin. The album--available from CDBaby, Amazon, ITunes, Footlight Records etc.--may be ordered, as either a physical CD or a digital download, here: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/chipdeffaasirvingberlinin.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jan 16, 2020
RECORDS A BROADWAY vuelve a Barcelona el próximo 2 de marzo, esta vez en el Almeria Teatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that artists from the worlds of music theatre and dance will be performing at the ICONS Gala celebrating 25 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago, Monday, March 23, at the Ritz-Carlton, 160 E. Pearson St. Performances, directed by Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber, will commemorate the impressive body of work from its 2020 ICON award recipient and Broadway legend Joel Grey who will be in attendance to receive the award.
by Michael Dale - Feb 23, 2020
Count this reviewer among those who, contrary to conventional musical theatre wisdom, never thought there was anything horribly wrong with Michael Stewart's original book for MACK & MABEL, the big, splashy 1974 musical about silent movie director Mack Sennett and the star he discovered, Mabel Normand.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The York Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort (13 Things About Ed Carpolotti) and music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures), directed and choreographed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and Ain't Broadway Grand). Performances begin Friday, April 17, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019
The Centenary Stage Company continues their tradition of nurturing young artists and proudly presents the Young Performers Workshop Winter Festival of Shows. The 2019/2020 winter productions include: Anything Goes, George M and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The productions will run from December 14 through Dec 22. All shows will take place in the Little Theatre, located on the campus of Centenary University at 400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown, NJ. Tickets price at $12.50 for Adults and $10.00 for Children under 12.
by Cristina Martinez - Dec 3, 2020
Este espectáculo musical explica la historia de Broadway a través de más de 40 canciones del teatro musical a cuatro voces que recorren, desde el nacimiento de la calle más famosa de Nueva York, su época dorada y llega hasta la actualidad, mostrando a los espectadores un visión total y completa.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that actor, singer, dancer, director and photographer Joel Grey will be honored at the 2020 ICONS Gala celebrating 25 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago, Monday, March 23, at the Ritz-Carlton, 160 E. Pearson St. The ICONS Gala's 25th Anniversary co-chairs are Rick and Deann Bayless and Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
The life and times of legendary showman George M. Cohan explode into the 21st century in a sensational musical, Yankee Doodle Dandy! For the first time, the complete recording of this remarkable new musical is available on CD, digital and streaming formats. The Seattle Times called the show, 'Irresistible!' It features a book by David Armstrong (Artistic Director Emeritus of The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle) and new songs inspired by unfinished Cohan melodies, including the heartbreaking ballad, Pick Up Your Dreams, by Albert Evans (Nite Club Confidential, Pageant).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced a new three-day celebration and fundraiser in honor of its 25th Anniversary, PorchlightPalooza, Friday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 23, which will include performances from Chicago's best talents, an exclusive interview hosted by legendary newsman Bill Kurtis with the 2020 ICON Award recipient Joel Grey and more.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
Broadway fans everywhere continue to feel a void in the absence of live theatre, and Joel Grey is no exception. The Tony winner has written an opinion piece, featured in the New York Times, in which he admits to his struggle with the today's reality.