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Ethel Barrymore Theatre (New York, NY)
243 West 47th St. Seating Chart

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Mondays and Thursdays at 7pm
Wednesdays at 2pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm
Sundays at 2pm and 7pm

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Stephen Schwartz's much-loved musical celebrating the life and teachings of Jesus returns to Broadway.

The Gospel according to St. Matthew, 1970s style. As Jesus taught with parables and storytelling Godspell utilizes clowning, pantomime, charades, acrobatics and vaudeville to tell the story of Christ's passion. Familiar songs include "Day by Day," "Turn Back, O Man" and "Bless the Lord."


Photo Flash: First Look at GODSPELL at The Croswell Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

A cast of 18 students from nine high schools in three counties opened Godspell at the Croswell Opera House on Jan. 27. The show, which takes the 1970s musical and updates it with modern references and settings, is directed by Michael Yuen, a local educator who played John the Baptist and Judas in the 2000-2001 national tour of the show. According to Yuen, updating the show to the time in which it is being performed is in step with how the authors meant for it to evolve. (more...)

Cast Aside Productions Presents GODSPELL In Portland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Beginning February 23rd, Cast Aside Productions is bringing its version of the 1971 Stephen Schwartz (WICKED, THE PRINCE OF EGYPT) musical based on the Gospel according to Matthew to a week-long residency at The Studio Theater at Portland Ballet. (more...)

CAROLINA RISING is The Final Show In The TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the reading of Carolina Rising, part of the TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series, on February 5, 2018 at 7pm at The Actors Temple Theater, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented work will be held after the performance. Admission is free.  Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212-714-7628, or e-mailingTRUVoicesSeries@gmail.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: Shoshana Bean Uses Her Big Voice & Big Heart Always For Good
by Gil Kaan - Jan 30, 2018

WICKED! alumni Shoshana Bean will be celebrating her latest musical project release Spectrum with a one-night concert at The Ace Theatre in Downtown Los Angeles. We had the wonderful opportunity to chat with the powerhouse songstress before prepping for her L.A. engagement. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Produces THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents the ever-popular musical The Producers with book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan and music and lyrics by Mel Brooks on March 6-April 1. The multiple Tony-award winning musical is directed by Keith Baker, music directed by Douglass Lutz, with choreography by Stephen Casey and starring Danny Rutigliano and Michael Doherty and featuring Nicole Benoit, Fred Inkley, Morgan W. Reynolds, Jo Twiss, and Danny Vaccaro. The ensemble features Luke Bradt, Kathryn Brunner, Nicole Calabrese, Zachary J. Chiero, John D. DiFerdinando, Becca Goebel, Louis Jannuzzi III, Lauren Krigel, Patrick Ludt, Niklaus Patrick Miller, James E. Ofalt, Dominick Sannelli, Erika Wasko, and Keith Watford. (more...)

GODSPELL Opens Tonight At Adrian's Croswell Opera House
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Students from nine area high schools will perform the classic musical Godspell beginning Jan. 27 at the Croswell Opera House in Adrian. (more...)

Cast Announced for James Graham's QUIZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Casting is announced today for James Graham's 'sparkling new play', Quiz, which transfers to the No l Coward Theatre. Following the success of Ink and Labour of Love, Quiz completes a hat-trick of productions in the West End for Graham in less than a year. Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre, Daniel Evans, directs Keir Charles, Greg Haiste, Mark Meadows, Henry Pettigrew, Gavin Spokes, Stephanie Street, Jay Villiers, Lizzie Winkler and Sarah Woodward who reprise their roles from the run at Chichester Festival Theatre. They are joined by Sharon Ballard. (more...)

NextStop Theatre Company is Brewing GODSPELL to Open 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

???????NextStop Theatre Company, located near Reston Town Center, opens "Godspell" on March 1, 2018. Director Lorraine Magee brings a modern twist to the musical, setting the new production in a coffee shop. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre presents Disney's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present Disney's Sleeping Beauty kids with PreK 4th Grade actors at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm Sundays February 2-18, 2018 at GCT. Tickets are $12 +tax/fees reserved seating. (more...)

Broadway Actress Megan Mcginnis Serves As Artist-in-Residence For Orange County School Of The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) Musical Theatre Conservatory students collaborate with Broadway actress and singer Megan McGinnis for the school's annual Performing with the Pros. During this exceptional, cabaret-style performance, McGinnis and OCSA students take the audience on a journey through the star's personal and professional life experiences through music. McGinnis is best known for her roles as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway and Eponine in the first Broadway revival of Les Mis rables. Other theater credits include: Daddy Long Legs (off-Broadway), Thoroughly Modern Millie, Little Women and many others. Performing with the Pros is open to the public and takes place Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Margaret A. Webb Theatre. Tickets are $26 online, $27 at the door, and can be purchased at boxoffice.ocsarts.net. In years past, Performing with the Pros has featured various Broadway actors, including Eden Espinosa ( Wicked, Rent ), Ali Stroker ( Spring Awakening ) and OCSA alumnae Susan Egan ( Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret ), Krysta Rodriguez ( The Addams Family, Spring Awakening, In the Heights ) and Lindsay Mendez ( Wicked, Godspell, Carousel ). Performing with the Pros, which has been an annual event at OCSA for more than a decade, gives students the opportunity to work side-by-side with industry professionals who can provide them with invaluable training and learning experiences. The students and McGinnis will endure a fast-paced, intensive four-week rehearsal process to prepare them for the performance. Performing with the Pros allows students to envision the path to success, offering them a very special glimpse into the possibility of their own future as professional performers, placing their dreams within reach, says Karen Rymar, assistant director of the Musical Theatre Conservatory. McGinnis has an interesting history with OCSA. As a teenager, she had many friends who attended the arts high school, including Scott Barnhardt, who is the school's Musical Theatre Conservatory Director. She also made a short documentary about the school in college. Performing with the Pros is part of OCSA's Master Artist Series, which is generously sponsored by Maureen and Michal Mekjian, the McBeth Foundation, the Samueli Foundation, the Elerding Foundation, Harriet and Sandy Sandhu, the O.L. Halsell Foundation, the William Gillespie Foundation and the Kimmel Foundation. About Orange County School of the Arts: The nationally recognized Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA) provides a creative, challenging and nurturing environment that offers bright and talented students unparalleled preparation for higher education and a profession in the arts. Established in 1987, the school currently serves nearly 2,200 gifted students in grades seven through 12. In addition to a rigorous academic program, OCSA offers students the opportunity to focus on one of the 14 arts conservatories offered. OCSA has been named as one of California's Gold Ribbon Schools for 2017 and is an Arts Schools Network 2017-2019 Exemplary School. OCSA is consistently named one of America's Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report, recognized in Newsweek magazine's annual list of America's Best 2,000 Public High Schools in the Nation, and ranked as one of the Best Charter High Schools in California by Niche. OCSA is the only specialized arts program of its kind in the region to offer tuition-free academic and arts instruction to students from Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. The nonprofit public charter school relies solely on private donations, totaling $8.5 million annually, to fund the pre-professional arts training programs. For additional information, visit www.ocsarts.net. (more...)

Performances Begin Tomorrow for East Coast Premiere of New Play THE OUTSIDER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the East Coast premiere of the new play The Outsider by Paul Slade Smith, directed by David Esbjornson (Driving Miss Daisy). Performances begin TOMORROW, Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 7:30 p.m., for a limited run through Sunday, February 18, 2018, at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. Opening Night is Sunday evening, January 28, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Riverside Theatres Presents IT'S DE-LOVELY by David Simes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2018

On Sunday 11th February at Riverside Theatres, David Simes will perform the captivating cabaret, It's De-Lovely, featuring the much-loved music of Cole Porter, Michael Bubl , Bobby Darin and the latest hits from Broadway. (more...)

Villanova Graduate Students present A Reading of A CASE STUDY IN DIAGNOSTICS AND EMPATHY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

The Villanova Theatre Department is proud to present a staged reading of graduate student Ann Marley's new play A Case Study in Diagnostics and Empathy. This play was selected to be workshopped and presented as on January 27, 2018. (more...)

20TH CENTURY BOY Returns to the Stage With New UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, returns to the stage on a UK-wide tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star's untimely death. Opening on 8 March at G-Live in Guildford, the production will enjoy a 20-week tour, visiting 27 theatres through to Saturday 30 June. (more...)

Sharriese Hamilton and James Earl Jones II Star In Porchlight's THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, starring Sharriese Hamilton and James Earl Jones II, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter and musical direction by Andra Velis Simon. Porchlight Revisits They're Playing our Song is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Merrily We Roll Along (previews begin January 26) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets for They're Playing Our Song are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber that discusses the evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to They're Playing Our Song and subscriptions for the entire series are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

BWW Article: Spotlight On the making of Eagle Theatre's LITTLE WOMEN
by Pati Buehler - Jan 22, 2018

The Eagle warms up winter by bringing a heartwarming story to life through a musical version of a most popular book. (more...)

TLT Productions Begins Second Season with BEYOND THE RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

TLT Productions, a production troupe, specializing in original content will launch it's second year of events with an original production, Beyond the River. (more...)

Jen Cody Joins BROADWAY MATCH GAME At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

Jen Cody (Urinetown, Shrek) has joined the first edition of BROADWAY MATCH GAME at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, at 9:30pm. (more...)

Princess Cruises Unveils Artwork For THE SECRET SILK, The Newest Stephen Schwartz Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

???????Princess Cruises today revealed the artwork for "The Secret Silk," the third production created in collaboration with Oscar-, Tony- and Grammy award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz ("Wicked", "Pippin", "Godspell").  Created by Katie Rodgers of Paper Fashion, the "The Secret Silk" artwork was commissioned specifically to reflect the whimsical nature of the production.  (more...)

Spend An Evening With Liz Callaway At BAC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

???????Bay Area Cabaret is delighted to present An Evening with Liz Callaway. Having appeared with Bay Area Cabaret in concert with her sister, Ann Hampton Callaway, and in a tribute to composer Stephen Schwartz, Liz Callaway-the Tony-nominated Broadway star of Miss Saigon, Baby, Merrily We Roll Along and Cats, and voice of the animated classic, Anastasia-makes her solo Venetian Room debut. (more...)

Len Cariou to Star in HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND By George Eastman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Producer Dennis Grimaldi is proud to announce that Tony and Emmy Winner Len Cariou will star in two industry-only presentations of George Eastman's new play, HARRY TOWNSEND'S LAST STAND.  Cariou will be joined by Warren Bub (TV's Gotham, Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated at The New Ohio Theatre). (more...)

Media Theatre Announces Broadway Performers Headlining Annual Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

???????The Media Theatre is hosting a special evening Saturday March 3 entitled "There's No Place Like Home", with a one-night-only concert performance from two Broadway performers: Jenny Lee Stern and Nicholas Saverine. The night includes a reception in the theatre's elegant Crystal Room, a silent auction, and the presentation of the Community Achievement Award to Dr. Raymond J. and Mrs. Teresa J. Vivacqua. (more...)

Unheard Jonathan Larson Songs to Be Performed at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below will host The Jonathan Larson Project, a night that celebrates the Rent playwright with some of his unheard work, on October 9 - 14, 2018. (more...)

WORKING to Release Original London Cast Recording With New Music By Lin-Manuel Miranda
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the Original London Cast Recording of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING on Friday, March 2. The album is being released following a hugely successful run at Southwark Playhouse, directed by Luke Sheppard in Summer 2017. This will be the first recording of WORKING since the Original Broadway Cast Recording in 1978 and will feature never before released tracks by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Customers that pre-order the album on iTunes and Amazon will immediately receive the track "It's An Art." To pre-order the album, please click HERE. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Legend, Lea Salonga
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 5, 2018

On Monday, February 5 Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner Lea Salonga. For the episode, Salonga Talks about taking on the role of Erzule, The Goddess of Love in Michael Arden's Broadway revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, which is currently playing at The Circle in the Square theater on Broadway. (more...)

WICKED Defies Gravity At Edinburgh Castle to Celebrate Its Forthcoming Return
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2018

WICKED once again cast its spell over Edinburgh earlier this week, when Elphaba defied gravity atop Edinburgh Castle as part of a special launch event to mark the forthcoming return of the spectacular UK & Ireland Tour to Edinburgh Playhouse from 8 May 2018, for an exclusive Scottish engagement. One of the most successful productions in the venue's history, WICKED was previously seen by over 175,000 people - equivalent to 1 in 3 of the entire population of Edinburgh - during its celebrated engagement in 2014. (more...)

WICKED Flies Into Birmingham In 6 Weeks With 90% Of All Tickets Already Sold
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

WICKED, the spectacular West End and Broadway musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, will begin performances at the Birmingham Hippodrome in just 6 weeks. With over 90% of all available tickets already sold, the last remaining seats (starting from just £28.00) are available at Tuesday-Thursday performances including matinees. Also check for single seats at all other performances. Due to the phenomenal demand for tickets, an extra show has been added on Wednesday 11 April 2018 at 2.00pm (tickets are now on sale). (more...)

VIDEO: London Cast Recording of WORKING to Be Released Next Week
by Stage Tube - Feb 23, 2018

Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING on Friday, March 2. Watch below for a preview of the new show! (more...)

Ed Dixon To Star With Rebecca Luker In New Musical PIECE OF MIND Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

Ed Dixon, 2017 Drama Desk winner for Best Solo Performance (Georgie), will star, along with Tony-nominated Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, Fun Home), in two invite-only industry presentations of the new musical, Piece of Mind, by Geoffrey Goldberg (book and lyrics) and Steve Sweeting (music). The readings will be directed by Daniel Goldstein (Godspell), music directed by Eric Fotre Leach, and produced by Seaglass Theatrical. (more...)

Casting Announced For World Premiere Of New Musical LOCK AND KEY At VAULT Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018

This March the world premiere of a brand new musical from Barlow & Smith starring Tiffany Graves (Chicago, Sweet Charity, West End) and Evelyn Hoskins (Carrie, Southwark Playhouse, Peter and the Starcatcher, Royal & Derngate, Mrs Henderson Presents) comes to VAULT Festival for a strictly limited run directed by Adam Lenson (Superhero, Songs for a New World). (more...)

Alysha Deslorieux, Lexi Lawson, Ciara Renee, and More Join All-Female BROADWAY SINGS RIHANNA Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018

The full lineup is set for the 15th installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings Rihanna. Cast members from Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress, Dear Evan Hansen, and Wicked will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of the hip hop and R&B superstar, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations of her music. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Artistic Director Ray Jivoff unveiled Skylight Music Theatre's 2018-19 Season line-up of "firsts" -- five shows that have never been produced at Skylight.  "We are thrilled to announce this exciting season of well-known and well-loved shows that have not been produced by Skylight before," said Jivoff. "These are blockbuster titles that perfectly capture Skylight's mission of presenting the full spectrum of music theatre, from musicals to revues to classical repertoire. Each show is joyful and exuberant in its own way and highlights our dedication to producing inventive and theatrical musical storytelling." (more...)

BEYOND THE BARRICADE To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

???????The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

RuPaul's Drag Race's Alexis Michelle Joins Broadway Match Game at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

ALEXIS MICHELLE of RuPaul's Drag Race has joined the first edition of BROADWAY MATCH GAME at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, at 9:30pm. (more...)

Linda and Laura Benanti, Carmen Cusack, and More Headline 54 Below in February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

This February, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

West End Premiere Of MISS NIGHTINGALE Opens At The Theatre At The Hippodrome Casino
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Miss Nightingale, will make its West End debut at the prestigious Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino in London's Leicester Square, for a strictly limited seven-week run in their 180-seat theatre, from 21 March - 6 May. (more...)


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Broadway, Hollywood Veterans Join Nexus Musical Theatre Camp
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

Josh Bergasse and Dave Clemmons will join the award-winning musical theater faculty at Texas State University to conduct master classes for Nexus, a two-week intensive college prep summer camp designed for high school students. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes THE BAND'S VISIT's Adam Kantor
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 19, 2018

On Monday, February 19, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Adam Kantor back to the podcast. Kantor, currently co-starring as Telephone Guy in the critically acclaimed new musical THE BAND'S VISIT shares stories of how he won the role, working with the creative team on creating the role, and perfecting his character's haunting and beautiful song 'Answer Me.' (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Madison Lyric Stage, an award-winning, professional theater company serving the Connecticut Shoreline, announced that its 2018 mainstage season will include the religious thriller Agnes of God in April, the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical comedy Company in July, and the Benjamin Britten suspense opera The Turn of the Screw in October. For the first time, the company will produce, in May, a young artist production of the Stephen Schwartz musical Godspell. (more...)

BEYOND THE BARRICADE To Premiere In Australia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2018

The UK's critically-acclaimed show BEYOND THE BARRICADE, a glittering concert of musical showstoppers, will make its debut in Australia this year, touring to 24 cities from 1st June. (more...)

Vision Latino Theatre Company Presents a World Premiere of Nelson Diaz- Marcano's REVOLT!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Vision Latino Theatre Company (VLTC) kicks off their third Season with the World Premiere of Nelson Diaz- Mercano's, REVOLT! Performances of REVOLT! will be held at Chicago Dramatists (1105 W Chicago Ave.). Vision Latino Theatre Company, Latinos with a Vision, is a new 501(c)3 Not for Profit Theatre Company in Chicago promoting the talents of Latino Artist of Chicago through theatre. (more...)

Gill Jordan Joins The Line-Up For A Grand Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Today Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announced that Gill Jordan will join the cast of A GRAND MUSIC HALL for three performances on Monday 4 - Tuesday 5 June 2018. (more...)

Enrollment Now Open For Spring Classes At Rubicon Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Enrollment is now open for spring acting classes at Rubicon Theatre Company for adults and children ages 5 and older. Classes will be taught by Rubicon Associate Artistic Director Brian McDonald, an award-winning professional actor and director and graduate of Boston Conservatory, whose credits include national tours and work with prestigious regional theatre companies including Denver Center Theatre for the Performing Arts, McCoy-Rigby at La Mirada, Musical Theatre Guild at Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center, and Rubicon. (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Presents GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Gettysburg Community Theatre (GCT) the not-for-profit 501c3 community theatre located at 49 York Street in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present the international hit musical Godspell 8pm Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm Sundays March 2-18, 2018. GCT's Founding Executive/Artistic Director Chad-Alan Carr is directing and choreographing and this production marks the 7th time he has done Godspell in his career and the second time at GCT. This being the 10th year of GCT, Carr has selected productions from GCT's history to revive. The last time Godspell was produced at GCT was 2012 right after a successful broadway revival had premiered in NYC. One member of GCT's original 2012 cast, Kevin Foster, is again in this 2018 revival production at GCT. (more...)

Lorenzo Rush, Jr Joins The Cast Of Porchlight Music Theatre's Porchlight Revisits THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

??????? Porchlight Music Theatre announced that Lorenzo Rush Jr has replaced James Earl Jones II in Porchlight Revisits They're Playing Our Song, music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager and book by Neil Simon, with direction and choreography by Christopher Carter and musical direction by Andra Velis Simon. Porchlight Revisits They're Playing our Song is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Merrily We Roll Along (previews begin January 26) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets for They're Playing Our Song are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber that discusses the evening's production including the show's creative history, juicy backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to They're Playing Our Song and subscriptions for the entire series are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Photo Flash: Richard Skipper: For He's A Jolly Good Fellow!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The stars came out for prominent entertainment personality, Richard Skipper, Sunday, February 11, in celebration of the celebrator - his birthday. Producer RUSS WOOLLEY gathered some stunning talent to serenade the host with the most at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on 42nd Street with songs and stories bringing on laughter, tears, and a lots of applause. (more...)

Longest-Running African American Musical In NY History to Appear On Channel 4's 'New York Live' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

The longest-running African American musical in New York history, SISTAS: THE MUSICAL, will be the main segment on WNBC's "New York Live" tomorrow(Tuesday) at 11:30 am. The co-host of Channel 4's highly popular lifestyle show, Jacque Reid, pretaped an interview at the theatre with two of the stars of SISTAS,Haley Swindal and Nesha Ward. Produced by three-time Tony winner Hinton Battle and directed by Kenneth Ferrone ("Smash," "Grease Live!"), SISTAS: THE MUSICAL opened Off-Broadway October 23, 2011. The show was released on DVD and digital download (iTunes, Netflix) by RLJ Worldwide/One Village Entertainment in 2013, and has been nationally broadcast on the BET Network. (more...)

Lorna Luft, David Yazbek, Broadway Loves Demi Lovato, and More Lead This Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

This week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Okoboji Summer Theatre Announces Its 61st Season - Stephen Brotebeck Joins as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2018

The Okoboji Summer Theatre (OST) is proud to announce the nine productions for its 2018 season: Godspell (By John-Michael Tebelak & Music By Stephen Schwartz) LEAVING IOWA (By Tim Clue and Spike Manton) I OUGHT TO BE IN PICTURES (By Neil Simon) ANNIE (By Thomas Meehan & Music By Martin Charnin & Charles Strouse) THE MIRACLE WORKER (By William Gibson) NOT NOW, DARLING (By Ray Cooney and John Chapman) A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING (By Rodgers & Hammerstein II) OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS (By Joe DiPietro) THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE (By Richard Morris & Dick Scanlan. Music By Jeanine Tesori, & Lyrics By Dick Scanlan) (more...)

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