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Girl Crazy - 1930 - Broadway

Since its Broadway opening in 1930, GIRL CRAZY has dazzled audiences with gorgeous and toe-tapping songs like “Bidin’ My Time,” “Embraceable You,” “Treat Me Rough,” “But Not For Me,” and “I Got Rhythm.” The show made Ginger Rogers a star and was Ethel Merman’s stage debut. George Gershwin conducted the opening night orchestra, which included Benny Goodman, Gene Krupa, Glenn Miller, and Jimmy Dorsey. ‘Nuff said? Go crazy with us!


Alvin Theatre

(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 25, 2020
Today (September 25) in live streaming: Meet the Next On Stage: Dance Edition Top 5, Spelling Bee reunites on Stars in the House, and so much more!
by Bernie Siben - Sep 22, 2021
Bob O'Hare - It's a New World - A great collection of Ira Gershwin songs
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its schedule for fall 2020, offering a variety of free and pay-to-view options for virtual experiences.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020
Richard Skipper Celebrates HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GEORGE GERSHWIN with Richard Glazier, Saturday evening, September 26th at 8PM ET/5PM PT. The virtual event will stream LIVE through Richard Skipper Celebrates on Facebook and YouTube. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - 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 Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2019
Tickets are now on sale for Broadway star and the 2019 Tony Award winning, Stephanie J. Block's concerts at London's iconic Cadogan Hall in Sloane Square. The solo concerts take place on Sunday 12th April 2020, produced by Club 11 London and Take Two Theatrical.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2019
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good musical sensation, will welcome back Phil Nichol as he reprises his role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle and thrilled to announce Melissa Jacques will step up into the role of Margaret New from 30 September 2019.
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 10, 2020
Dying for a new diversion in the absence of live theatre? Look no further than Old Show Queens- a 13-episode web series that is streaming now!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020
Mint Artistic Director Jonathan Bank today announced Mint Theater Company's Streaming Series featuring HD recordings of past productions, will continue with the New York Premiere of Miles Malleson's political love story Conflict, just in time for Election Day. Conflict will be available online from October 19th through November 1st.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2021
Stephanie J. Block, Tony Award Winner and Broadway sensation, will headline Skylight Night 2021, an annual fundraiser supporting Skylight Music Theatre on Saturday, November 6, 2021. Skylight is Milwaukee’s professional Equity music theatre company entering its 62nd season.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019
The Utah Symphony Masterworks series continues with Gershwin's a?oeRhapsody in Bluea?? and the continuation of UNWOUND. Highlights for both November 15 & 16 performances include guest pianist Kevin Cole tackling several of Gershwin's iconic works. Tickets are priced from $17-$92 and can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 24, 2020
Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, October 24-25, 2020.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 23, 2020
Today (October 23) in live streaming:The next round of Next On Stage, Shoshana Bean sings, and so much more!
by Mara Jill Herman - Oct 23, 2019
Brad Kelley, former conductor of Disney On Classic (DOC) recently turned over his baton to the new maestro, Richard Carsey. I was fortunate to work with Richard in New York and am thrilled for his new position with The Orchestra Japan!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 22, 2020
Today (October 22) in live streaming:The next round of Next On Stage, Jodi Benson visits Ten Minute Tidbits, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 21, 2020
Today (October 21) in live streaming: LaChanze visits Backstage Live, Our America: A Concert for the Soul of the Nation, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 20, 2020
Today (October 20) in live streaming: This is Our Youth is presented by Broadway's Best Shows, John Logan visits The Producer's Perspective, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 19, 2020
Today (October 19) in live streaming: Jennifer Holliday celebrates her 60th birthday in concert, Keala Settle sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 17, 2020
This weekend (October 17-18) in live streaming: Divas for Democracy, American Utopia premieres on HBO, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 16, 2020
Brian Conley will star as Ebenezer Scrooge this Christmas, as an exciting new, musical staged concert of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited season at the Dominion Theatre in London. Performances run from Monday 7 December 2020 to Saturday 2 January 2021.
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 16, 2020
Today (October 16) in live streaming: Sticks & Stones premieres, What the Constitution Means to Me arrives on Prime video, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 15, 2020
Today (October 15) in live streaming: The Tony nominations, Keala Settle visits Backstage Live, Next on Stage is back, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 14, 2020
Today (October 14) in live streaming: Kate Rockwell, Chilina Kennedy and Jenn Colella visit Backstage Live, Broadway for Biden hosts a pep rally, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 13, 2020
Today (October 13) in live streaming: the cast of Ain't Too Proud reunites, Tiler Peck visits Backstage Live, and so much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 12, 2020
Today (October 12) in live streaming: Meet the winners of Next on Stage: Dance Edition, Beth Leavel sings with Seth Rudetsky, and so much more!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 9, 2020
A star cast will join Brian Conley in the new, musical staged concert of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol, which is set to play a strictly limited season at the Dominion Theatre in London. Performances run from Monday 7 December 2020 to Saturday 2 January 2021.
by Nicholas Adler - May 9, 2020
She is a singer, actress, host, comedienne and shines on whatever stage she's on, and she's been on some amazing stages - Royal Albert Hall, London Palladium, Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center to name a few. Who is the SHE you ask? None other then the force of nature, one of the foremost performers of our time, Ms. Klea Blackhurst, of course!
by A.A. Cristi - May 20, 2020
To honour the life of Broadway producer S. Roger Horchow, the marquee lights of the Royal Alexander Theatre will be dimmed on Thursday, May 21 at 8 PM. 
by Julie Musbach - May 15, 2019
The Delray Beach Playhouse announces their 2019-20 Season Subscriptions for the Main Stage Series plays, Musical Memories and Nostalgic Concert Series.
by Sarah Hookey - May 14, 2019
pera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today updated casting and additional events to be featured as part of the company's 2019 Summer Festival, beginning May 25th, 2019 and running through July 14th, 2019.
by Herbert Paine - Mar 2, 2021
Crazy is as crazy does…crazy in the sense of feeling wild about! From this angle, from a Broadway point of view, crazy has been a gold mine for anything Gershwin! Such is the case with Kurtis Overby’s sterling tribute to the prolific brothers, George and Ira, in Arizona Broadway Theatre’s production of CRAZY FOR GERSHWIN. Featuring Liz Fallon, Jamie Parnell, and Carolyn McPhee. Runs through March 21st.
by Peter Nason - Mar 19, 2020
How do we make a list of the 101 greatest show tunes from the past 100 years without bias? That's certainly a near-impossible mountain to climb, because even some forms of biases, knowledgeable judgments, are key when doing a task like this. But we need to make it as objective as possible when dealing with something so subjective.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2019
Klea Blackhurst will perform her one-woman show featuring tunes made famous by Ethel Merman at The Glimmerglass Festival on Sunday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m. Additionally, Blackhurst will portray Parthy Ann Hawks in the Festival's performances of Show Boat, running July 6 through August 24. Blackhurst replaces Christine Ebersole, whose commitments have changed this summer due to professional reasons, including her role in the new CBS comedy series Bob Hearts Abishola.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2020
Need something new to listen to or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including Robbie Rozelle's 'Songs From Inside My Locker', Our Table (Melissa Errico, Constantine Maroulis, and more), and many others
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
Pop/jazz singer/songwriter and Tony nominated Broadway star, Ann Hampton Callaway, continues her celebrated legacy series with a dazzling tribute to one of America's brightest lights- the incomparable Judy Garland.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2019
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director, Lawrence Edelson announced today updated casting and additional events to be featured as part of the company's 2019 Summer Festival, beginning May 25th, 2019 and running through July 14th, 2019.  In addition to the three previously announced productions of The Daughter of the Regiment, the world premiere of Ellen West, and Hansel and Gretel, Opera Saratoga will present a new series of master classes; a community symposium on
by Troy Frisby - Jun 14, 2019
It's hard to dream up a better way to kick off LGBTQ Pride Month than with a Judy Garland-themed concert hosted by a queer artist and raising money for an LGBTQ organization.
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 10, 2019
BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway actress Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her critically acclaimed show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. Her twitter account @ilanalevine was named one of the ' 100 Twitter accounts to follow in 2018.
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 6, 2021
Madison Opera’s Opera in the Park celebrates its twentieth year on Saturday, July 24 at 8pm in Garner Park on  Madison’s West Side.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2020
This week features new music from Ethan Slater, Telly Leung, and more, plus the off-Broadway cast recording of Broadbend, Arkansas, the script for James Graham's play Ink, and more!
by Nuria Pedret - Jul 16, 2021
En el cumpleaños de la bailarina, cantante y actriz estadounidense, repasamos su carrera en el cine musical
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2020
Stephanie J. Block has released a statement regarding her concerts at Cadogan Hall in London on Sunday 12 April:
by Jim Munson - Jan 10, 2020
You might not be familiar with the name Philip Labes, but there's a good chance you've seen him in guest roles on buzzy TV shows like a?oeWatchmena?? and a?oeGLOWa?? or co-starring with Anthony Rapp and Cheyenne Jackson in the feature film a?oeOpening Night.a?? Or perhaps you've seen his music videos and sketches online. Mr. Labes is clearly a man with a lot of irons on the fire. He also co-wrote (with Michael O'Konis) and stars in the improbably-named a?oeMore Guns! A Musical Comedy about the NRAa?? which is coming to San Francisco's Z Space in late January after running for 18 months at Second City Hollywood. Labes is the sort of young performing arts polymath who is perhaps just that one key role or project away from becoming something of a household name. BroadwayWorld spoke to him recently from his home base in LA. In conversation, he is both joyful about his work process and sanguine about the challenges of forging a successful career in the performing arts.
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2021
Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2021
On this day in 1984, Ethel Merman, a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 5, 2019
Broadway star concert producers Club 11 London and Take Two Theatrical are excited to announce that Broadway star and the 2019 Tony Award winning, Stephanie J. Block will make a return London on Sunday 12th April 2020 for two solo concerts at Londons iconic Cadogan Hall in Sloane Square.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 29, 2020
In this week's Theater Stories, we are learning about the Neil Simon Theatre! Learn about who Neil Simon was, what the theater was originally named, which Broadway stars made their debuts there, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2021
Multi award-winning Ann Hampton Callaway will celebrate the songs of Judy Garland and timeless movie themes in two new London shows! The Judy Garland Songbook: September 17 & 18 at 8pm. Cinematic Serenade: September 19 at 1.30pm & September 20 at 8pm.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 29, 2020
Klea Blackhurst keeps Ethel Merman alive in a new online web series showcasing her collection of Playbills and her knowledge of the forever Queen of Musical Theater
by Núria Pedret - Apr 20, 2021
El pasado 17 de abril asistimos a una maravillosa NIT DE MUSICAL de la mano de la excelentísima actriz Àngels Gonyalons, y de la Orquestra Simfònica de les Illes Balears.