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Good News - 2005 - Off-Off-Broadway

Good News is a musical with a book by Laurence Schwab and B.G. DeSylva, lyrics by DeSylva and Lew Brown, and music by Ray Henderson. The story is set in the Roaring Twenties at Tait College, where football star Tom Marlowe falls in love with studious Connie Lane, who is tutoring him so he can pass astronomy and be eligible to play in the big game.


45th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
354 W. 45th St.
by Student Blogger: Claudia Quintero - Sep 7, 2021
Thanks goodness wicked exists.Wicked's concert aired last week, and every performance was spectacular, it was so different to watch different actors singing these remarkable songs, they transmitted to me the passion, love and connection. Even if I've listened to every song more than a thousand times, I got to feel the sensation that it was the first time my ears were hearing these songs. When Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth, showed up to present the songs and give a little synopsis, my eyes started watering, I think it is so special that they are still there, telling this amazing story and opening the road for younger generations to keep the narrative.
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 5, 2021
Good news for our readers! The annual Feast of San Gennaro will return this September. New Yorker's will be more excited than ever to bring back this annual tradition for the 94th year. 
by Michael Major - Sep 3, 2021
Pandora celebrates Gospel Music Heritage month during September by honoring the genre's roots with two ways for listeners to experience the exuberant spirit of Gospel music.
by Bruce Glikas - Sep 15, 2021
Good news! Broadway's wonderful Wicked has made its highly anticipated return to the stage of the Gershwin Theatre. Composer Stephen Schwartz was in attendance at tonight's performance and joined the company for opening night bows, as was original Glinda, Kristin Chenoweth, who made a pre-show speech. Check out photos from the epic night below!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2021
The company of Wicked performed on The Today Show this morning! Led by standbys Jennifer DiNoia and Brittney Johnson, the plaza was treated to a performance of 'What Is This Feeling?' from the show!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2021
Tonight, Wicked welcomed back an old friend to kick things off as original star Kristin Chenoweth hit the stage for a pre-curtain speech!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2021
Tonight, Wicked welcomed back an old friend to kick things off as original star Kristin Chenoweth hit the stage for a pre-curtain speech!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - May 27, 2021
This year’s nominees reflect an abundance of creative expression and Black excellence across music, television, film, and sports. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2021
What new ideas and fresh perspectives do women bring to  boardrooms? A trio of leading women executives will offer their insights into the value  women offer as corporate leaders on Wednesday, June 2 at 12PM, at Women in the  Boardroom, the first entry in Women Leaders @ Work, an exciting new series of live, interactive virtual events offered by Women@NJPAC. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021
Following a sold-out UK national tour Here Come The Boys, featuring four superstar ‘Kings of Dance’, is set to transfer to the London Palladium for a 10 day celebration in a brand new dazzling new production!
by Jim Munson - May 26, 2021
San Francisco Ballet brings its extremely successful 2021 Digital Season to a close by revisiting that all-time classic, Swan Lake, in a production choreographed by Artistic Director Helgi Tomasson back in 2009, and captured on video in 2016. Swan Lake is a particular favorite of mine, so I was sincerely looking forward to seeing it again and would love to be able to report that SFB was ending their season on a high note. Alas, that isn’t quite the case here. Instead, it was a little like re-encountering a long-lost friend who is going through a bit of a rough patch. It’s still lovely to see them, but they do seem to be missing some of the spring in their step.
by Student Blogger: Breanna Ebisch - May 25, 2021
The good news is, Broadway is back! It's been a very long year and a half, but theaters will be full of crowds, applause and happy smiles before we know it. There's no doubt that thousands are excited to see some of the most well known shows again along with the opening of others throughout the fall season. Get your tickets ready and best outfits out because as any avid lover of Mamma Mia! would say, here we go again!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
Goodspeed Musicals announced today that the two-time Tony Award-winning theater will reopen its doors beginning September 24 with the rousing revue, A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein - a fresh take on the quintessential work of Rodgers & Hammerstein.
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2021
‘Thot Shit’ is a track that celebrates women unapologetically enjoying themselves, doing whatever they want, whenever they want, regardless of what the critics have to say. 
by Gil Kaan - Jun 5, 2021
Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC) will be presenting their virtual celebration CONNECTIONS benefiting their 2021 season June 12, 2021. CONNECTIONS will feature new or adapted works by playwrights: Luis Alfaro, Jon Robin Baitz, Father Greg Boyle, Bill Cain, Culture Clash, Stephen Adly Guirgis, Danai Gurira, Samuel D. Hunter, David Henry Hwang, Julia Izumi, James Morrison and his son Seamus Morrison, Jeanine Tesori and Charlayne Woodard. Performers include Brian Cox, Eileen Galindo, Tzi Ma, Rose Portillo, Samantha Quan, John C. Reilly, Israel López Reyes, Nikkole Salter, Jimmy Smits, and Phillipa Soo; as well as some of the playwrights performing their own pieces.
by Bobby Patrick - Jun 4, 2021
Combining with the room Mason, her expert musicians, and her song arrangements gives one a feeling of an updated beatnik arthouse chic.
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2021
Along with the announcement, the band has released a driving, and topical pop-rock gem titled “New Disaster”. Says Ed Robertson, '’New Disaster’ is about the distraction of modern politics coupled with the pressures of the 24-hour news cycle.
by Alex Freeman - Jun 28, 2021
It was a big week in New York theatre as Bruce Springsteen opened a Broadway show for the first time in 15 months to a fully vaccinated crowd. While theatre has continued in various forms throughout the pandemic, seeing the return of a show to one of the major commercial centers of the industry was an important step from an economic and emotional standpoint.
by Alan Henry - Jun 25, 2021
A regular performance veteran of past NYC Pride celebrations, Lam’s headlining Lincoln Center debut was backed by a supporting septet of musicians and featureed music from their album Good News, songs developed during their recent Joe’s Pub Working Group residency, and brand-new work crafted during quarantine. 
by Team BWW - Jun 23, 2021
Before we get to know this year's Jimmy Awards nominees, BroadwayWorld is catching up with some of the program's alumni! Below, get to know just a few, including: English Bernhardt, Carolina I. Campos, Noah Diggs, Jeremy Fuentes, Maggie Gidden, Mia Cherise Hall, Morgan Kirner, Halle Mastroberardino, Katie McKernan, Jake Pedersen, Connor Riordan, and Hannah Sulak.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021
Cyrano is the most interesting person in any room - a wordsmith, a charmer, a ruthless fighter. She works twice as hard and runs twice as fast as any of the pretty boys, because she's deeply ashamed of something about herself. She's fallen hard for Roxanne, the brilliant, beautiful new girl in town with a penchant for poetry and a way with words. Just like Cyrano.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 15, 2021
The project is produced by 51 Minds Entertainment in association with Genius Entertainment. Executive producers for 51 Minds include Christian Sarabia, Raymond Garcia, Nicole Elliott and Adriane Hopper Williams.
by Rachael F. Goldberg - Jun 15, 2021
Constellation Theatre Company’s production of 'The Last Five Years' is a fun and engaging performance, but the lopsided cast undermines its core charm. That said, fans of the show will still enjoy the production, and newcomers will still find the it engaging, if a bit unbalanced.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
The evenko foundation has donated 28 musical instruments to Ecole Joseph-François Perrault (JFP), located in the St-Michel neighbourhood in Montréal: 12 flutes, 13 clarinets, 2 cellos, and 1 double bass; a donation worth $30,000. In order to respect the public health measures, the secondary 1 class received the good news via videoconference.
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 11, 2021
Grab a friend, gather the family, or go solo to Flynn’s Pub House in Rahway for scrumptious breakfasts and their extraordinary Sunday brunches. In addition, Flynn’s offers lunch and dinner, seven days a week in their welcoming tavern and attractive outdoor patio.
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2021
Ed Robertson (Songwriter, lead singer, guitarist) says of 'New Disaster', “It is about the distraction of modern politics coupled with the pressures of the 24-hour news cycle, which is so sensational, un-vetted and un-researched.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021
MadLab Theatre has announced their new Artistic Director will be Will Macke. Macke, MadLab's seventh Artistic Director, steps in for Laura Spires, who will still be a MadLab presence on their stage and on their ensemble and in a number of other roles.
by Neil Shurley - Jul 6, 2021
'We feel it’s more important than ever to highlight the messages of connection and community'
by Gil Kaan - Jul 30, 2021
Shane Scheel and his live show production company For The Record Live has found their new Hollywood home in The Bourbon Room. With their official re-opening, featuring Shoshana Bean, an impressive success (obvious from the love and applause flowing forth from The Bourbon Room audience.), FTR will follow up with be a concert from Alisan Porter (August 1st), and their new and improved production of TARANTINO LIVE, now TARANTINO LIVE: FOX FORCE FIVE & THE TYRANNY OF EVIL MEN (beginning August 5th). Had the chance to chat with Shane, FTR’s executive producer, on FTR staying connected during the pandemic, and their already planned shows and those hoped for scheduling.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 28, 2021
Over the next few weeks, BWW is giving you an insider look at the reopening process as Broadway prepares to take the stage once more. This week we chat with Broadway League President, Charlotte St. Martin, and more about the reopening process from the administrative end, Covid-19 safety, the intersection of Broadway and the NYC economy and tourism sector, and more.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 28, 2021
'Winning the Levi’s Music Prize has always been a dream of mine,' said Brisbane pop artist, Sycco, whose song Dribble debuted at #29 in triple j’s Hottest 100 and took out Song of the Year in the 2021 Queensland Music Awards.
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 28, 2021
Limelight Insights by Shugoll, a national marketing research company in Rockville, Maryland, conducted an online survey with 526 DC area theatergoers from July 13-15 on their intent to return to theaters.  This is the fifth wave of this study for DC that has been tracking these issues since the pandemic began.  Despite increased vaccination rates, concerns over the delta variant may be driving hesitation to return to the theater.
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Jul 27, 2021
Our first three shows, coming back, are all very charming, just laugh-out-loud good nights in the theatre. I always believe that theatre is a place for society to kind of wrestle with feelings and come up with new ideas about how we can heal and change. It's also sometimes just a great night out. There's nothing wrong with going and laughing -- and I think coming out of the pandemic, that is what we're gonna want.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Joining Catherine on Friday, July 30 is singer/actor Ursula Yovich, writer/actor/composer/pianist Phil Scott and comedy legend Jean Kittson. Also making her virtual return to Catherine & Friends is pivoter of the year Verushka Darling who will be standing by to take your texts as she sashays from 'hotspot' to 'hotline'.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021
Assembly Festival will host an exciting mix of theatre, dance, circus, comedy, music, and more, from Thursday 29 July to Sunday 29 August. Alongside this there will be a stimulating digital programme presented live or on-demand hosted on Assembly's new online venue, Assembly Showcatcher.   
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2021
This deal follows Audible’s recently announced production and development deals with top industry creatives such as Team Coco.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 16, 2021
Ms. Luther, who appeared in Evita at Theatre By The Sea in 2008, returns with a brand new solo concert. Ms. Robbins & Ms. Swindal, (who appeared in Theatre By The Sea productions of Mary Poppins and Spamalot), will be presenting their latest show We Just Move On! - The Songs of Kander and Ebb.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 15, 2021
Collaboraction launched its 25th season at Moonrise Sunset, a “full moon affair” that also marked one of Chicago's first outdoor summer events, Thursday, June 24 at Rockwell on the River.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021
Back in remission, Shafar returned to the Melbourne Comedy Festival earlier this year with his darkest and funniest show yet, receiving critical acclaim for his cutting observations about the dangers of cancel culture, the hypocrisy of racists and, most importantly, the unknown perils of skinny jeans. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 13, 2021
The organisers state that: “We apologise for the inconvenience but the increasing COVID infection rate, plus the latest delay in lifting restrictions without the necessary assurances and guidance from the Government, has made it impossible to put the festival on this year.'
by Stephi Wild - Jul 10, 2021
As Broadway is preparing to reopen, so is New 42 Studios, the rehearsal studio nestled in the heart of the theatre district.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 1, 2021
Now streaming on demand on BroadwayWorld Events, DINGLEBERRIES by Susan Chenet and produced by Interrobang Theatre. The world premiere show tells the story of Jonie, a middle school theatre teacher, standing at the threshold of her playwriting dreams when a regional company selects her new, avant-garde work to debut.
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2021
Additional guests for next week's shows include Whitney Cummings, Sanaa Lathan, Susan Kelechi Watson, and Julianne Moore.
by Aaron Wallace - Aug 30, 2021
This latest production puts the classic tale of Don Quixote and its author in an almost shocking new context - one that's as powerful as it is surprising... Though the dialogue stays the same, with references to the Inquisition intact, Cervantes's prison is very clearly a U.S. immigration detention center in the 21st century...
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 28, 2021
Withered Hand is the songwriting output of Edinburgh-based Dan Willson. Since 2009, Dan has released two widely acclaimed albums, New Gods (2014) and Good News (2009) and has toured extensively, both solo and with various incarnations of the band. Currently working towards a long-awaited third LP under the name Withered Hand, Dan has also been working with the Mercury-nominated songwriter Kathryn Williams during lockdown on a collaborative project to be released in early 2022 and is looking forward to a joyous return to the live music scene, performing material new and old with his band.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 25, 2021
Shakespeare's Globe and Show And Tell will be bringing a night of uproarious comedy to the Globe Theatre on Monday 13 September, headlined by internationally renowned stand-up and Mock The Week presenter Dara Ó Briain. Dara will be joined by British Comedy Award winning Nina Conti, Athena Kugblenu (BBC Radio 4's Athena's Cancel Culture), and Suzi Ruffell (Live at the Apollo).
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 23, 2021
DPAC has announced that it will be requiring proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of an event date, for entry into events this fall including Broadway performances, concerts, comedy and special events.
by Student Blogger: Claudia Quintero - Aug 11, 2021
As an International Student, I've been glued on the news to see if I am able to enter to Canada so I can make my final semester in person. I need to be emotionally strong as I see how my friends are all coming back to the city and singing in person and everything. I feel happy that I am able to connect with them through technology, because even I am not there I still feel part of the community.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 11, 2021
The musical, magical Cast Party, hosted by Jim Caruso, continues at Birdland!  After running full-steam for eighteen years, you’d think the energy would have faded a bit.  But you’d be wrong!  
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 11, 2021
Due to the health and safety concerns with which we have all become too familiar, now made worse by Covid variants, overrun hospital capacities, and the rapidly growing case rates in Houston, Harris County, and the state of Texas, Catastrophic has delayed its planned season opener.