Opened: April 16, 1985
Closing: June 22, 1985

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Alex Nicol Shares Soothing New Alt-Folk Single 'Working On My Tan' by Michael Major - Sep 26, 2023

Basking in the last embers of late Summer, Montreal singer-songwriter - ALEX NICOL - is back with the new single “Working On My Tan”. Exuding a warmth of sound, texture, and soul, the track arrives as the first taste of his forthcoming collection ‘Been A Long Year Vol.1 & Vol.2’.

Jacquees Set to Embark On 'Sincerely for You' Tour by Michael Major - Sep 25, 2023

Jacquees continues a busy and prolific 2023. He notably captivated audiences on Tink’s Thanks 4 Everything Tour in addition to teaming up with Queen Naija for a tribute to the iconic R&B trio SWV at this year’s Black Music Honors television special. Earlier this month, Diddy unveiled a special collaboration “Pick Up” with Jacquees and Fabolous.

FILTH IS ETERNAL Share 'Cherish' Single New Album 'Find Out' by Michael Major - Sep 25, 2023

Just ahead of Friday’s release of Filth is Eternal’s new album Find Out they’ve revealed their powerful new single “Cherish,” which implores listeners to believe in themselves and their creativity. “Cherish” comes with a vivid new video directed by Di Angelo themselves.

Jesse Boykins III explores desire on 'Go With The Feeling' by Michael Major - Sep 25, 2023

Collaborating with fellow GRAMMY-nominated songwriter/producer Wynne Bennet (Janelle Monae, HAIM, Talya Parx, Tank and the Bangas) and NAZ (KYLE, Smino, J.Cole), Boykins yet again delivers an unforgettable sonic experience. 'Go With The Feeling' is a hypnotic song that transports listeners into a world of dancehall, enchantment and exploration.

Student Blog: What Do You Do with a BFA in Musical Theatre? by Student Blogger: MJ Kirsche - Sep 24, 2023

Second week into classes, the back-to-school season is up and running! I’m really happy to be back at school doing what I love with the people I love for my second year as a musical theatre major. Being a sophomore, I feel like I definitely have a better hold on navigating things around campus, but there’s also a lot of new additions to my school's performing arts program this year, which is keeping everything (as always) a learning experience!

Frost Children Announce New Album 'Hearth Room' by Michael Major - Sep 19, 2023

Self recorded this Spring in a cabin in the Poconos Mountains, and mixed by Al Carlson (Oneohtrix Point Never, Jessica Pratt, Laurel Halo) in Brooklyn, New York, at first listen the new project can still feel chaotically uneasy, albeit in a way that feels whittled down to the band’s emotional core. Plus, check out upcoming tour dates!

EXTREME & LIVING COLOUR Comes to bergenPAC in January by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2023

bergenPAC will present Extreme & Living Colour on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024 at 8 p.m. Learn more about the performance and find out how to get tickets here!

Pulse Theatre to Present CHASING HAPPY by Michel Wallerstein at Theatre Row by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2023

Pulse Theatre will present Chasing Happy a new comedy by Michel Wallerstein at Theater Row. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

Kilmartin Museum Reopens to the Public Following Redevelopment Project by Natalie O'Donoghue - Sep 3, 2023

Sunday, 3 September 2023 marks the re-opening of Kilmartin Museum, revealing its incredible renovation which includes a much larger exhibition space, a stunning learning space which can be used to deliver and participate in cultural and educational activities, new galleries housing temporary art exhibitions, laboratories in which to process new finds and acquisitions and a state of the art collection store.

Graham Phillips and Talia Suskauer Will Lead SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at Axelrod PAC by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2023

Axelrod PAC will open its new season with Sunday in the Park with George in March 2024. The cast will be led by Graham Phillips and Talia Suskauer. Learn more about the show and how to purchase tickets here!

Tony Nominated Lyricist/Librettist Ellen Fitzhugh Passes Away by Nicole Rosky - Aug 25, 2023

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Emmy, Drama Desk, and Tony nominated lyricist and librettist, Ellen Fitzhugh.

Zae France Releases New Single 'Whoa' From New EP 'Rhythm N Backwoods Szn II' by Michael Major - Aug 21, 2023

Zae France’s knack for opening up about life, love and everything between—without filter—spotlights him as the next rising voice in R&B. Through his distinct and intentional musical approach, he vividly gives voice to the world around him through cinematic riffs, infectious runs, and airy hooks. 

Review: SKELETON CREW at PTC-CHARTS Black Box by Theresa Bertram - Aug 21, 2023

What did our critic think of SKELETON CREW at PTC-CHARTS Black Box?

Collage Dance to Present Third Annual Memphis Dance Festival on National Dance Day by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Get ready to be mesmerized by the Third Annual Memphis Dance Festival presented by Collage Dance. Join us on National Dance Day for a day filled with captivating performances and energetic dance routines. Don't miss out on the opportunity to witness the best of dance in Memphis.

Porchlight Names Felicia P. Fields and Kenny Ingram as Honorary Co-Chairs for PORCHLIGHT ICONS: CELEBRATING BEN VEREEN by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2023

Learn about the exciting announcement of honorary co-chairs, Broadway veterans Felicia P. Fields and Kenny Ingram, and the talented cast for Porchlight's production of PORCHLIGHT ICONS: CELEBRATING BEN VEREEN. Don't miss this star-studded celebration of a legendary performer.

LUCHA VaVOOM Returns To L.A. This Friday With Summer Spectacular by Stephi Wild - Aug 15, 2023

Fresh off the launch of their Las Vegas residency, Lucha VaVOOM (LVV) -- Los Angeles' longest-running, most celebrated variety show featuring world-class lucha libre-style wrestling, burlesque, aerialists, comedy, and more -- is returning home for their annual summer spectacular show this Friday (8/18) at the historic Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.) in downtown Los Angeles.

EDINBURGH 2023: Review: FIONA ALLEN: ON THE RUN, Pleasance Courtyard by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 10, 2023

Double Emmy Award winner and star of Smack The Pony is doing her first ever show. Like most working mums, since her children were born she didn't have a moment for herself. Now free, she has tried new hobbies, new places, even attempting to get fit. Difficult when your spirit animal is a sloth. With nowhere left to turn she went on the road as a stand-up. A show about family, marriage, and things that truly annoy her. It's a show for everyone, even those passive-aggressive school mums.

Review: IDEALITA Teeters on the Boundaries of Idealism and Reality by Rakaputra Paputungan - Aug 7, 2023

What did our critic think of IDEALITA at SVATUHARI? IDEALITA is the tenth original theatrical work by SVATUHARI that ran for five shows between 9-11 June 2023. It is also the result of their inaugural SANGGAR SVATUHARI, a theater program that seeks to teach the art of theatre-making holistically, from performance, design, management, to digital campaign.

EDINBURGH 2023: The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria Q&A by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 1, 2023

BWW catches up with the team behind The Brief Life & Mysterious Death of Boris III, King of Bulgaria to chat about bringing the show to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

EDINBURGH 2023: Ian Smith Q&A by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 31, 2023

BWW catches up with Ian Smith to chat about bringing Crushing to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Video: EXTREME Team With earMUSIC To Share New Video by Michael Major - Jul 24, 2023

Multi-platinum hard rock icons EXTREME is Gary Cherone (vocals), Nuno Bettencourt (guitar), Pat Badger (bass), and Kevin Figueiredo (drums). Following the response to “Rise,” the first single and video from their current album SIX via earMUSIC, EXTREME have released an alternate version of the single’s music video, “RISE: GENERATIONS ON A MISSION.'

EDINBURGH 2023: Ikechukwu Ufomadu Q&A by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 23, 2023

BWW catches up with Ikechukwu Ufomadu to chat about bringing Amusements to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Music Review: Alexis Michelle Bumps & Grinds & Sings About Mom & Dad On New Single IF YOU WANT MY APPLES by Bobby Patrick - Jul 21, 2023

We loved this new, old-fashioned song from two of our gayest rainbow creators, and if you love drag and the Broadway, we think you will love it too

EDINBURGH 2023: Krystal Evans Q&A by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jul 20, 2023

BWW catches up with Krystal Evans to chat about bringing The Hottest Girl at Burn Camp to the 2023 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

HUSBANDS Announce New Album 'Cuatro' & Share Lead Track 'Can't Do Anything' by Michael Major - Jul 14, 2023

Husbands – the project fronted by Danny Davis – has announced Cuatro, their fourth studio album. They share the album’s lead single “Can’t Do Anything” and kick off their North American tour with Goth Babe, before performing at Lollapalooza next month (including an official aftershow with Men I Trust) and joining Wilderado on tour this fall.

Interview: Various Artists of HARRISBURG FRINGE FESTIVAL at Various Harrisburg Venues by Andrea Stephenson - Jul 3, 2023

Harrisburg’s Fringe Festival starts Thursday! It will be a weekend to remember with something for everyone! From musical performances to theatrical shows to multimedia productions to films, check out the full list of performances at and see our previous Fringe articles on to hear from some of the artists.

Interview: Olivia Atwood Chats About Her New One Woman Show Liv, LIVE by Carissa Chesanek - Jul 5, 2023

As a comedienne, matchmaker, writer, and fitness instructor, Olivia Atwood is pretty busy. Her latest project, Liv, LIVE, is Atwood's Off-Broadway debut and set to run at the SoHo Playhouse in July. We sat down with Atwood to discuss her unique background, her love for comedy, and her upcoming show we can't wait to check out. 

Birmingham Festival 23 Reveals Full Programme by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2023

Following the announcement of its opening event, newly titled One City, A Thousand Memories, Birmingham Festival 23 has announced the full programme of events for the 10 day festival which takes place from 28 July - 6 August in Centenary Square.

Video: Watch Jessica Vosk, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and More Perform at BROADWAY BARES: PLEASURE PARK by Blair Ingenthron - Jun 25, 2023

Check out the opening number from Broadway Bares: Pleasure Park featuring Jessica Vosk, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Jonathan Burke, and more!

International Skateboard Artist Brett Ashby Unveils 'Gods' at Broughton Hall on the Winter Solstice by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2023

‘Inner Essence’ live art and gallery will present ‘Gods’ an exhibition of new sculpture works by internationally acclaimed Melbourne artist Brett Ashby. To be unveiled during the coming Winter Solstice 2023 on Sunday 25th June, the 14 sculptures will be presented in the rolling hills of West Gippsland in the grounds of the beautiful Broughton Hall.

Bobby Bones COMEDICALLY INSPIRATIONAL On Tour Coming To The Brown Theatre by A.A. Cristi - Jun 21, 2023

Radio and Television personality Bobby Bones announces the full schedule for his upcoming “Comedically Inspirational On Tour.” The tour comes to the Brown Theatre in Louisville, KY Friday, November 17. 

Review: ROCK OF AGES at Music Theatre WIchita At The Capitol Federal Amphitheater In Andover, KS by Paula Makar - Jun 20, 2023

WOW! What a fun show! I love some of the crazy lines that just pop up out of nowhere, like “Phil Collins can be kick ass sometimes!” Rock of Ages definitely lived up to its hype, and I was super fortunate to see this production. This well paced show boasted soooo many strong performances, I hardly know where to begin.

Photos & Video: BROADWAY BARES: PLEASURE PARK Raises $1,887,014 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 20, 2023

See photos and video from Broadway Bares: Pleasure Park, which raised $1,887,014!

A Beacon School to Release First Album in 5 Years & Shares Two New Tracks by Michael Major - Jun 20, 2023

A Beacon School (the dream pop project of New York-based songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Patrick J. Smith) announces his much anticipated first full-length in five years, yoyo, and shares two new tracks from the album, 'Potion' and “Jon.'

Comedian Bobby Bones Will Debut At The Theater At Virgin Hotels Las Vegas With 'Comedically Inspirational' Tour by Stephi Wild - Jun 20, 2023

Radio and Television personality, Bobby Bones, will make his venue debut at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, with a one-night-only stand-up performance as part of his Comedically Inspirational Tour.

Bokanté Release New Single 'Pa Domi' Ahead of Album by Michael Major - Jun 6, 2023

Interweaving layers of percussion with all the nuanced skill expected of four percussion maestros: André Ferrari of Swedish folk renegades Väsen. Ex-Berklee music professor Jamey Haddad (Sting, Paul Simon). Nagasaki-raised, New York-based Keita Ogawa (Cecile McLorin Salvant).

NYC Comedy Crosses The Pond To Take Centre Stage At Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2023 With THE TEMP by Stephi Wild - Jun 6, 2023

Edinburgh Fringe Festival is set to host a hilarious satirical solo play, The Temp, at the renowned Gilded Balloon - Patter Hoose - Snug venue from August 2nd to 12th and 14th to 27th at 13:40.

Shawn Brown Announces New Single 'Road Of Bones' by Michael Major - May 31, 2023

Brown has elevated his unique folk/songwriter sound by leaning further into a pop sensibility and creating one of his catchiest songs to date. Lima also played bass guitar in the effort. The track involved help from engineer Alberto Lopez (for vocals) and was mastered by Grammy winner Robert Carranza.

REVIEW: Eloise Snape's First Play, PONY is a Brilliantly Funny Exploration of Facing Impending Motherhood In The 21st Century. by Jade Kops - May 26, 2023

Eloise Snape makes the shift from performer and producer to playwright with PONY, her wonderfully comic and insightful debut one woman play. 

A.R.T. Names 2023 ACOM Cohort, Launching Learning Intensive for Arts Leaders by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 15, 2023

American Repertory Theater has announced the members of the 2023 cohort of its Arts & Cultural Organizational Management (ACOM) program.

girlfriends Release 'Over My Dead Body' EP by Michael Major - May 12, 2023

girlfriends (Travis Mills & Nick Gross) are thrilled to release their Over My Dead Body EP, out now via Big Noise. Produced by Andrew Goldstein (Machine Gun Kelly, Papa Roach, blackbear), the EP is a collection of tracks that encompass a passion for life, paired with their signature pop punk charm.

The Atlanta Opera Announces Teams For 96-HOUR OPERA PROJECT, June 9-12 by A.A. Cristi - May 11, 2023

The Atlanta Opera has announced that five creative teams have been selected to participate in the second annual 96-Hour Opera Project, a composition competition and showcase that pairs composers and librettists to write ten-minute operas. Bringing their completed works to Atlanta, the teams will workshop and rehearse their productions over four days from June 9–12, with travel, housing, singers, pianists and rehearsal space provided.

Keep Records Announce New EP 'So Indie It Hurts Vol. 3' by A.A. Cristi - May 10, 2023

Keep Records has announced their forthcoming EP So Indie It Hurts Vol. 3 is due for release on May 20th. The project continues Keep Records' unique recording series in which they choose one location, concurrent with a tour, to create an entire record start to finish.

Interview: Theatre Life with Sarna Lapine by Elliot Lanes - May 5, 2023

Today's subject Sarna Lapine is currently living her theatre life at the directing helm of Signature Theatre's upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim's gothic musical masterpiece Sweeney Todd. The production begins performances on May 16th and will play through July 9th in Signature Theatre's MAX space. It is the fourth time Signature has produced the show, making it Signature Theatre's most produced Sondheim musical overtaking Assassins and Into The Woods with three productions each.

Bokanté Announces Newest Album 'History' Due Out in June by Michael Major - May 1, 2023

Band members including Snarky Puppy guitarists Chris McQueen and Bob Lanzetti and South Florida raised-lap steel player Roosevelt Collier had previously recorded remotely, absorbing and embellishing the music sent to them in files by co-writers Tirolien and League, who was often elsewhere with other projects.

Ron Pope Shares New Single 'To Be Without You (Ft. Ira Wolf & Robby Hecht)' by Michael Major - Apr 26, 2023

Nashville-based, platinum recording artist Ron Pope has unveiled “To Be Without You (ft. Ira Wolf & Robby Hecht), the latest single and video from his forthcoming LP, Inside Voices. Ron Pope is now on tour with Lydia Luce and Caleb Hearn supporting.

Student Blog: How to Survive Burnout Season by Student Blogger: Noelle Gardiner - Apr 24, 2023

Though it may currently feel like you’re drowning in work and you have no will to continue, don’t let the stress of the moment let you lose sight of why you came to college in the first place, and how proud you will be when you finish.

Toronto's Brutal Youth Release New Record REBUILDING YEAR by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 21, 2023

Toronto's masters of melodic hardcore, Brutal Youth, have just released their anticipated new LP Rebuilding Year (April 21st on Stomp Records) with a video for their title track Rebuilding Year.

Keep Records Drops New Single 'Great Weather' by Michael Major - Apr 20, 2023

Keep Records will release their forthcoming EP So Indie It Hurts Vol. 3. The project continues Keep Records’ unique recording series in which they choose one location, concurrent with a tour, to create an entire record start to finish. All eight songs on So Indie It Hurts Vol. 3 were written, produced, and recorded in just four days.

A History of Broadway's Lost Theatres by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Apr 23, 2023

This month, the reader question was: Which Broadway theaters have been demolished/repurposed and when/why?


This Must Be the Place
A Sweet Thing Like Me
I Get Myself Out
My Daddy Always Taught Me to Share
All Things to One Man
The Line
Katie, My Love
The Grind
Yes, Ma'am
Why, Mama, Why
This Crazy Place
From the Ankles Down
Who Is He?
Never Put It in Writing
I Talk, You Talk
These Eyes of Mine
New Man
A Century of Progress
The Best
The One I Want Is Always on the Bottom
You, Pasha, You
Rabbity Stew
La Salle Street Stomp
Grind has had 2 productions including Broadway which opened in 1985 and Broadway which opened in 1985.
Grind has been nominated for several Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Costume Design for Florence Klotz, Best Direction of a Musical for Harold Prince, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Larry Grossman, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Ellen Fitzhugh, and Best Scenic Design for Clarke Dunham.
Grind has won several Tony Awards. These include Best Costume Design for Florence Klotz, Best Direction of a Musical for Harold Prince, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Larry Grossman, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for Ellen Fitzhugh, and Best Scenic Design for Clarke Dunham.
Grind has been nominated for several awards including Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Ken Billington, Outstanding Lyrics (Drama Desk Awards) for Ellen Fitzhugh, Outstanding Music (Drama Desk Awards) for Larry Grossman, Outstanding Orchestrations (Drama Desk Awards) for Bill Byers, and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Clarke Dunham.



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