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49th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
235 W. 49th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
What is scarier than performing new material? Well - Ebola; deep dark water; lots of things, actually. Regardless, trying out new material is still scary. Illusionist Nicholas Wallace, known for enjoying a scare, will launch a weekly show where he and special guests will do that scary thing: tackle new material in front of an audience.
by Student Blogger: Brittany Davis - Sep 11, 2020
Next (and likely last) in my series of interviews with professional performers from my hometown of Columbus, Indiana is my interview with Mary Claire King. Mary Claire is currently the understudy for Velma in Chicago on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Marcus Pfister's award-winning, colorful book The Rainbow Fish comes to life with enchanting puppetry at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
When pianists Chris White and Lara Driscoll perform as the Firm Roots Duo, they draw on lines of communication that are almost unknowably deep. They've developed that bond as spouses, of course, but also as fine independent artists with voices of their own.
by Student Blogger: Arly Rubens - Oct 24, 2019
It wouldn't be as accurate to say that I found dramaturgy as it would to say that I jumped in headfirst and never quite came up for air. After a colorful Introduction to Theatre professor ended what may have been our second or third class by asking plainly for a production dramaturg, I raised my hand, and I feel sometimes as though it's still in the air four years later.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Rain and sunlight are essential to life. True to that fact of nature, EmiSunshine and The Rain have been growing beautiful music since 2011.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
October 17, 2019 - 22-time Grammy-winning Jazz legend Chick Corea brings his trio, featuring Brian Blade & Christian McBride, to Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Friday, October 25 at 8pm.
by Peter Danish - Oct 13, 2019
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 9, 2019
The day Hurricane Sanders and Tornado Borghesi met and the spontaneous combustion gave birth to an all-female, laugh a minute, musical overload of cabaret brilliance...
by Nicholas Adler - Nov 8, 2020
Amra Faye-Wright is one of the most well-loved and respected working New York musical theater actors. In his interview with her, Nicholas Adler finds out what drives her, and the secret to the longevity of her career.
by Andrew Child - Nov 7, 2019
ArtsEmerson continues its tradition of hosting world-class theatre pieces in Boston by presenting Isango Ensemble's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The troupe, comprised of 21 black South African musicians, alternates nebulously between delivering recitative, dancing ebulliently, and playing marimbas, rawhide drums, and an eclectic mix of instruments in the on-stage orchestra. Upon entering the Cutler Majestic, the fusion of cultures is jarringa?'- an exposed stage behind an opulent proscenium arch is interrupted by simple structures of distressed wood and corrugated steel panels. The (predominantly white) audience is immediately won over by the novelty of hearing Mozart's iconic overture played entirely on wooden marimbas. The expertise of the musicians in questiona?'- as percussionists, vocalists, actors, dancers, et. ala?'- is reason enough to reserve tickets, and as the novelty of hearing western music arranged on djembes and glass bottles wears off, the precision of the performances continues to impress.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020
Frontman Nick Petty says, 'Bipolar is a song written about a girl who I once liked who had bipolar disorder. In hindsight, this song is based on the give-and-take nature of love. The song dives into personal struggles from my childhood with bipolar emotions and tendencies,'
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Brooklyn-based indie rock duo Drug Couple share their second single 'Be In 2.' The track comes off their upcoming EP, Little Hits, which is out this Friday 11/15. The Deli premiered the track, praising, 'A track off the Brooklyn duo's forthcoming debut EP Little Hits, “Be In 2” finds its pace in the disconcerting give-and-take of modulating, granular synths and an acoustic percussive backbone, occasionally finding space for shimmering guitar riffs and cheerful vocal accents, endowing the final output with a sound somewhere between Animal Collective and Yo La Tengo.' Drug Couple has also announced their EP release show at The Broadway on 11/18. Little Hits EP is out this Friday via PaperCup Music. 
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
Grammy Winner Andrew Synowiec has released his Debut album today entitled Second Story. The entire album was recorded in 6 hours at Band House Studios in Hollywood, CA.
by Richard Sasanow - May 25, 2019
For me, concert-going in Barcelona is not simply hearing a singer like Diana Damrau bring beauty and insights to the music of great composers, but where you get to hear her perform this magic. This week's evening of lieder and other art songs, for instance, performed with harpist Xavier de Maistre, was held in a palace--at the Palau de la Musica Catalana to be precise.
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2020
Jeffrey Nothing, formerly the haunting voice and co-founder behind Cleveland's pioneering alterna-metal and industrial collective Mushroomhead, unleashed a brutal new song and video 'Never Enough.'
by Peter Nason - May 19, 2019
In this one-man tour de force, Crawford plays a variety of roles brilliantly, including that of Barbra Streisand.
by Braden Allison - May 15, 2019
The South Bend Civic Theatre's production of On Golden Pond opened this past weekend with a surprising amount of seats sold for a show that I assumed wasn't well known. The house in the theatre's Wilson Auditorium was almost completely filled with eagerly awaiting audience members admiring yet another beautiful set by Jeff Barrick that emphasized a nostalgic and charming tone even before the show began.
by Nicholas Adler - Mar 6, 2021
In this interview, I get to discover what makes Stephen Mosher such a success as a writer, critic and fitness coach.
by Jim Munson - Mar 4, 2020
Judith C. is an inveterate health care provider, even if her methods of practice have changed dramatically after being diagnosed several years ago with Multiple Myeloma, an incurable blood cancer. Working as a PT Clinical Specialist in Chronic Pain, Judith never imagined being on the other side of the provider-patient relationship. She now shares her journey in the hilarious and heartbreaking solo show a?oeWelcome to the Cancer Caféa?? at The Marsh Berkeley. Her goal is to share the profound lessons she has learned along the way to educate and hopefully bring some healing to others. Proceeds from each performance will be donated to a local cancer organization chosen by Judith.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Strawdog Theatre Company announced today it will postpone its world premiere of Brian James Polak's Welcome to Keene, New Hampshire, directed by Artistic Director Leda Hoffmann, originally set play April 17 a?" May 30, 2020 at Filament Theatre, 4041 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. New performance dates will be announced when possible.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 15, 2020
Tony-nominated chanteuse and actor Sally Mayes is always on the move, constantly creating... even at home in quarantine with her sweet fellows. Stephen Mosher finds out what's keeping her busy these days.
by Peter Nason - Jun 11, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Motown songs from 1960-1994. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020
Tony Award winner BD Wong and videographer Richert Schnorr are re-conceiving the theatrical song cycle Songs from an Unmade Bed as a collection of music videos, reflecting life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
by Roy Berko - Jan 9, 2020
Sword swallowing, escape from a vat of sand while being handcuffed, inserting a needle through the tongue, the shell game of trying to figure out which cup contains a hidden pea, card tricks, changing water to wine, putting a sword through a trunk while a woman contortionist is inside and remains uncut, and mind reading, are just some of the illusions, tricks or magic that are presented by the performers who make up the cast of 'THE ILLUSIONSTS, LIVE FROM BROADWAY,' now appearing on-stage at the Connor Palace.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Shakespeare Theatre Company is delighted to announce the full cast of The Amen Corner, James Baldwin's classic parable of passion and perseverance, which will grace the stage at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from February 11-March 15, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021
Since Playhouse in the Park is still unable to return to the stage, the company has launched a series of workshops for winter 2021 so theatre lovers can hone up their theatre skills and be ready to take back the stage with full force!
by Andrew Child - Jan 27, 2020
Queer couples in the greater Boston area: if you are looking for a mushy, warm, romantic gay love story with a backbone and plenty of heartbreak that will make you want to cuddle up with your partner between now and Valentine's Day weekend, you couldn't do much better than Actors' Shakespeare Project's Bright Half Life, playing at the Plaza Theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts. (If you don't already have plans for the 14th, I recommend purchasing tickets to the 8 o'clock performance that evening, which should leave you enough time to get dinner at Buttermilk & Bourbon beforehand. The 65 minute run time leaves ample time for an ice cream at Picco afterward, while still allowing time to catch the T before it shuts down for the night.) When I saw the show, I did not have a significant other with whom I could cuddle (so if the aforementioned evening sounds like your idea of a good time, I'd be delighted to splurge and Dutch treat), but the audience was filled with visibly queer, femme-presenting couples holding each others' hands, snapping their fingers in agreement, and letting out an occasional 'awww' in moments of tenderness.
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 David Edward Perry - Jan 10, 2020
Scott Bradlee shares on going from a creative kid to living his dream as the creative head of Postmodern Jukebox in his book 'Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession into My Dream Gig.' His interview gives a candid and inspiring look into moments, conversions, and reflections in his long career growing the success of Postmodern Jukebox.
by Student Blogger: Meguire Hennes - Feb 4, 2021
Losing your opportunity to do what you love is an intense feeling. A feeling all of us felt, whether you’re on stage or off.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
PREFORMANCES with Allison Charney delivered again with its triumphant 'Chamber Music Celebration' Thursday afternoon to a full house at Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center. Host and series founder, soprano Allison Charney, hosted the afternoon with disarming charm and a profound love of classical music that cleverly masked her creativity in infusing the expertly-performed concert with lessons in music history, theory and practice - along with her signature 'un-Google-able' insights.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 3, 2020
The latest edition of Innovative Works, BEYOND THE MINT, sends three choreographers across the street to soak in Spirit Drift's 'Immersed in Light' installation at the Mint Museum Uptown. Chelsea Dumas and Duane Cyrus are particularly successful in their quests for inspiration.
by Jared Reynolds - Feb 10, 2020
With a title like a?oeOne Hit Wonder,a?? you might think you know what to expect: a series of well-known one hit wonders strung together with a loose story that feels more like a musical revue than a musical, but my experience seeing Landmark Community Theatre's production of One Hit Wonder flipped those expectations on their head and left this reviewer bopping in his seat to songs he hasn't heard since he was a child.
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
Conscious reggae/hip-hop hybrid band The Late Ones just released their new EP, Lately, via Easy Star Records.
by Virag Dombay - Dec 22, 2020
It's not everyday that you get to go to the opening night of a debut Queensland production at QPAC, featuring a creative team and cast made of Queenslanders. So that in itself, was a quite a wonderful feeling. With an original story by Joe Brumm, set by Rockhampton born designer, Jonathon Oxlade and new music by Joff Bush, this brand-new play of the worldwide tv hit sensation of the same name is all that I imagine a child's definition of heaven would look like. There's multiple dance parties, a very thorough game of hide and seek, there's glowing balloons and there's been bubbles.
by Richard Allen - Dec 2, 2020
While current guidelines prohibit live audiences and restrict gathering, CTOC has worked diligently to continue their yearly tradition and bring Christmas Shorts - a hilarious comedy show featuring skits, parodies, and musical numbers - to audiences in a way that is both safe and unique by incorporating masks into the production and filming the show for viewers to watch.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2020
Conscious reggae/hip-hop hybrid band The Late Ones just released their new EP, Lately, via Easy Star Records.
by TV News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Brooklyn-based antipop singer/songwriter ESS SEE makes her first full-length debut with excitingly earnest and artful pop in Waiting For The Sky To Fall, out today on all platforms. Written during times of transformation and restlessness for ESS SEE (aka Sarah Cobb), the album is a study on the universally-recognized struggle to find one's place in the world and the longing and excitement that comes along with it. As Cobb states, “I've never been a particularly patient person, and the majority of these songs came about in intense seasons of restlessness, frustration, and anticipation… The anxiety of the unknown. How to find my place in the world as a woman.” Catch ESS SEE at her album release show on August 27th at Bowery Electric.
by Herbert Paine - Aug 20, 2020
Arizona Theatre Company's production of Benjamin Bennea??s emotion-laden drama, ALMA (livestreaming through August 22nd, at 5:00 p.m.PT/8:00 p.m. ET), while promoted as an online reading, is something far more. Directed by Catherine María Rodríguez and featuring riveting performances by Danaya Esperanza and Amandla Jahava, it stands as a virtual virtuoso portrayal of a mother and daughter absorbed in the generational tensions common to parent and child but also threatened by the ominous shadows of a mean-spirited politics.
by Herbert Paine - Aug 20, 2020
Arizona Theatre Company's production of Benjamin Bennea??s emotion-laden drama, ALMA (livestreaming through August 22nd, at 5:00 p.m.PT/8:00 p.m. ET), while promoted as an online reading, is something far more. Directed by Catherine María Rodríguez and featuring riveting performances by Danaya Esperanza and Amandla Jahava, it stands as a virtual virtuoso portrayal of a mother and daughter absorbed in the generational tensions common to parent and child but also threatened by the ominous shadows of a mean-spirited politics.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
UCLA's Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Chick Corea Trilogy with Christian McBride & Brian Blade on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. at Royce Hall.
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2019
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group, the esteemed theater company has also launched a new division: the Atlantis Imaginarium Young Theatre (AIYT), which aims to produce live entertainment primarily targeting families with young kids.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
Children's Theatre Company has announced their Virtual Academy classes for the fall season is now on sale. Classes will run for nine weeks from September 21 through November 16 and four-week mini sessions will be available for some early childhood offerings running October 6 through 30, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2020
Franz Welser-Möst and The Cleveland Orchestra have announced their schedule for the ensemble's 2020-21 season at Severance Hall. 
by Shari Barrett - Apr 21, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Martin Thompson, a self-proclaimed recovering soap opera actor who often graces stages as an a?oeOfficial Sherlock Holmes Performera?? and now frequents the stage or directs at Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills as well as in films and on TV series. And as a distinguished member of the acting faculty at The New York Film Academy, Martin now teaches an Acting for Film class online. Read on to find out more about this talented actor who recently directed an outstanding production of The Manor at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills.
by Roger Catlin - Apr 17, 2019
It would have been interesting to hear the 1953 conversation between author Richard Wright and the upstart man of letters James Baldwin at the ex-pat literary nexus of Les Deux Magots in Paris.
by Shari Barrett - Apr 16, 2020
This Spotlight focuses on Actor and Playwright Wendy Bryan Michaels whose comedy show, MY SISTER IS SO GAY, is now streaming on Amazon Prime, although pre-production for the next season has ground to a halt due to Covid-19.