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by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Shellen Lubin and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been championing women in the professional theatre for over three decades, will present an Oral History Project event with the legendary, five-time Tony Award-winning actress, Angela Lansbury on Thursday, November 14 starting at 6pm (doors at 5:30pm) in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Avenue at 65th Street). Admission to the FREE event is currently sold out.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Jonathan Demar, Tony Award-winning producer of Hadestown and formerly of Broadway's A Christmas Carol, will make his Green Room 42 debut on November 10th at 7pm with an all new version of his solo show Setting the Standard. Joining him as a special guest for the evening will be Broadway's Janet Krupin (If/Then, Hands On a Hardbody, Bring It On: The Musical).
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 31, 2019
You asked, and we've answered! We asked BroadwayWorld readers to give us their most burning questions about theatre's inner workings, and we received a question asking about the Legacy Robe. We've put together a guide to let you know all about the history behind the ritual of the robe and to give you a glimpse inside what the ceremony is like. Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Michael McAssey Is Back at the MAC In Downtown Milford CT for a very special Nite Spot Night event! The MAC, located at 40 Railroad Avenue South, is once again turned into a piano bar for one night only on Saturday, November 23rd at 8pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Theatre NOVA, Ann Arbor's professional theatre with an exclusive focus on new plays and playwrights, presents the world premiere of  a?oeDJ Whittigton's Kool Kat: A Hip-Hop Pantoa?? by Carla Milarch and R. MacKenzie Lewis.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Playhouse on the Square, in partnership with FedEx, Macy's, 1910 Frame Works, and super sponsor Dr. Thomas Ratliff, returns Memphis' holiday tradition to the Playhouse on the Square stage.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Remember how that movie 'Elf' starring Will Ferrell made you laugh? And how heartwarming it was? Well, 'Elf' is also a Broadway musical, and it's coming to The Media Theatre this holiday season (November 13-January 12). Christian Ryan directs and choreographs. Ben Kapilow is Resident Music Director.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 8, 2019
'I've had several Japanese people come up to me before and say, 'This is our story.' They were an older married couple, and I thought, 'Oh? This is a New York story, why do you say that?' And they said, 'Because, back in the late 50s early 60s, our villages were feuding, and they wouldn't allow us to marry. So there was this tension, but seeing the movie in 1961 made us say, 'Let's do it!' And we eloped.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
The 2019 - 2020 season of the Carlsen Center Presents Series continues with Winterlude - Ensemble Ibérica Siento y Vivo (I Feel and Live), on Sunday, December 8, 7 p.m. in Polsky Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Gypsy Moon and Stars (Luna Gitana y Estrellas) 2019 Holiday Flamenco announced at Teatro Paraguas.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good musical sensation, is delighted to welcome BAFTA and Olivier Award nominee actress, singer and radio presenter Preeya Kalidas from 17 November 2019 and thrilled to welcome back Roy Haylock, best known as his Drag alter ego, Bianca Del Rio, to reprises his West End debut role of Hugo/Loco Chanelle from 9 December 2019.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 7, 2019
It's just her and the sky! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, original Come From Away cast member Jenn Colella is set to play her final performance as Captain Beverly Bass on November 10, 2019. To celebrate her incredible run, we're looking back at highlights from her journey with the show, from its out-of-town productions to opening night on Broadway and beyond. Check it all out!
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 6, 2019
It's just too good to be true! Today marks fourteen years since Jersey first came to the Great White Way with Jersey Boys! To celebrate the anniversary of The Four Seasons walking like a man, we're looking back at the show's journey, from its first Broadway rehearsals all the way through its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre. Check out the show's memorable moments, including some of its standout performances, along with photos from BroadwayWorld's archives!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
In celebration of its 15th season, TheatreZone will present four 'Broadway & Happy Hour' cabaret events highlighting its 2019-2020 season productions and featuring the cast of its current shows.
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
There has been a lot of news this past month regarding stage-to-screen adaptations! It was confirmed that Idina Menzel will play Evelyn, the evil stepmother, in the live-action Cinderella film starring Camila Cabello. Ariana Debose has joined the cast of Ryan Murphy's Netflix adaptation of the The Prom. In other Netflix news, it was announced that Andrew Garfield will star in the Lin-Manuel Miranda directed Netflix adaptation of tick, tick...BOOM!  
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) announced that the 2020 WTF Gala in New York City honoring Bo & Katherine Peabody will be held at Tao Downtown in New York City on Monday, February 10, 2020, and feature special appearances by Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (My Fair Lady, She Loves Me, Gypsy), Joshua Boone (Network, WTF's Artney Jackson, Actually, and Where Storms are Born), Tony Award nominee Ashley Park (WTF's Grand Horizons, Mean Girls, The King and I), and Kyle MacLachlan (a?oeTwin Peaksa??, a?oePortlandiaa??, a?oeDesperate Housewivesa??), among many others to be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
 BroadwayWorld has a behind-the-scenes look at the John W. Engeman Theater's MATILDA the Musical in rehearsal. Performances begin on Thursday, November 14 and run through Sunday, December 29, 2019.
by Jim Munson - Nov 5, 2019
Ariela Morgenstern's story is a variation on the old chestnut 'local girl makes good.' The San Francisco native returned home a few years ago after a fruitful decade based in New York. BroadwayWorld spoke with her shortly after she had begun rehearsals for that Mount Everest of a role, Gypsy's Momma Rose. Morgenstern is a multi-talented performer with a career that encompasses musical theater, opera and cabaret. And as if that didn't keep her busy enough, she also has a toddler at home. In conversation she is warm and earthy, with a wry perspective indicating a strong sense of who she is in this world.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Since his Broadway debut as a newsboy in the 1989 revival of Gypsy, quintessential song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck has continued to land coveted roles and garner critical acclaima?"including a Tony Award® nomination for the leading role in On the Town. With a?oejust the right balance of masculinity and vulnerability,a?? Yazbeck creates a a?oespellbindinga?? one-man show, inviting audiences to join him on an honest, emotional journey along life's ups and downs as told through the lyrics of classic show tunes, new standards, and dazzling tap dancing.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Television and Broadway star Ruby Lewis is presenting her new one-woman show, Blue-Eyed Soul this Thursday night, November 7th at The Space.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Sonoma Arts Live presents a staged reading of a new musical adaptation of the classic short story The Gift of the Magi Thanksgiving weekend on the Rotary Stage in Andrews Hall, Sonoma Community Center, 276 East Napa St. The performances are on Friday, November 29, at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday, November 30, at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets available from the SCC box office and online at
by Shari Barrett - Nov 2, 2019
RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL originally opened Off-Broadway in 1992, created as an over-the-top dark comedy spoof of the films The Bad Seed and All About Eve, and well-known Broadway musicals Gypsy and Annie. Similar to the dark comedy in musicals such as Little Shop of Horrors and Sweeney Todd where characters are murdered and then eaten, RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL centers on 8-year old Tina Denmark, who knows she was born to play the lead in her school's third grade show and will do anything to win the part. And I do mean anything. Now onstage at Theatre Palisades, directed by Alta Abbott who first fell in love with the show during its 1993 West Coast premiere at the Canon Theatre in Beverly Hills, I can only say that the over-the-top production sometimes seemed so dark that the comedy became invisible.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Legendary, multi-award winning actress/singer Betty Buckley returns to Café Carlyle, March 10 a?" 21. Her career spans theater, film, television and concert halls around the world. She's received a sea of accolades including a Tony Award for her performance as Grizabella, the Glamour Cat, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. She's a 2012 Theatre Hall of Fame inductee, and the 2017 recipient of the Julie Harris Award from The Actor's Fund for Artistic Achievement. Betty Buckley just completed a national tour of the new Broadway production of Hello, Dolly! produced by Scott Rudin.
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
During the November 16 episode of on Saturday Night Live, hosted by Harry Styles, the show parodied Gypsy with the sketch 'Baby Faye and Her Newsboys.'
by Patrick Honoré - Nov 17, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2019
Bay Area Musicals presents the timeless 6-Time Tony Award-winning masterpiece GYPSY. Inspired by the 1957 memoirs of legendary burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. Bay Area Musicals' production of GYPSY runs from November 9 a?" December 8, 2019 at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102).
by Broadway's Backbone - Nov 15, 2019
Broadways Jennifer Smith- with 15 Broadway shows to her credit, Jennifer Smith's secret to longevity is to be kind and be on time. Lessons that she's learned along the way is that sometimes you just need to turn upstage and keep your mouth shut and the reason this business can hurt so much is because you love it. Jen believes that there are all types of love in this world and that utility people are vital to a show success. She is currently not fighting mother nature, but taking her by the hand.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Montana country rapper Overtime has revealed the artwork and tracklisting for his upcoming studio album 'Divided We Fall'. The album will surface on December 13th, 2019 via OneRPM distribution. To launch the album, Overtime has released the music video for 'Divided We Fall' which can be seen here
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
Birdland's December 2019 schedule will feature The Joe Lovano Nonet, Stacey Kent, Monty Alexander, A Swinging Birdland Christmas, Freddy Cole Quartet, Gunhild Carling, Julius Rodriguez, Veronica Swift Holiday Show, 'Season's Swingin' Greetings!a??, Marta Sanchez Quintet, Darius de Haas, Marilyn Maye New Years Eve Extravaganza, The Lineup with Susie Mosher, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and MORE!
by TV News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Today, of Montreal have announced their new album UR FUN via Polyvinyl Record Co.  Listen to the first track and single “Peace To All Freaks,” described by Kevin Barnes as a “protest song against totalitarianism, familial terrorism and wastefulness in all its forms,” that expresses love to the outcasts and the gentle people in this world, leaving us with this reminder: “Hush, hush/ Don't let's be cynical/ don't let's be bitter/ If you feel like you can't do it for yourself then do it for us.”
by Katie Laban - Nov 14, 2019
When a play is called a?oea must see,a?? I get a little nervous, but August Wilson's Jitney was exactly that. It's healthy to question your peers, but the Huffington Post was spot on with that description. Broadway in Detroit is currently presenting the show in partnership with The Detroit Public Theatre at The Music Hall until November 16th in Detroit. Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play, the show is set in the early 1970s and this richly textured piece follows a group of men trying to eke out a living by driving unlicensed cabs or jitneys. When the city threatens to board up the business and the boss' son returns from prison, tempers flare, potent secrets are revealed and the fragile threads binding these people together may come undone at last. Directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson with an extremely talented group of performers, Wilson's poignant story to life on stage in a magnificent way.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
The Music Hall and Ogunquit Playhouse have announced the cast and creative team of the beloved musical Annie, on stage November 27 through December 22 at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. 
by Andrea Stephenson - Nov 14, 2019
Who's ready for some great holiday entertainment? There are so many great shows to see during the holiday season. If you need a break from all the holiday craziness and a chance to laugh until your cheeks hurt, hop on over to Open Stage for Who's Holiday. Who's Holiday, by Matthew Lombardo, is not your typical Christmas play. It is a show with only one actor. It answers the age-old question of what happens to characters after the original story ends. Told by Cindy Lou Who, it is the story of what happened to her after the Grinch's famous redemption in How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The story is told in typical Seussian rhyme. Rachel Landon will be taking on the role of Cindy Lou at Open Stage, and she took some time to talk to us about Who's Holiday, directed by Stuart Landon, opening on November 16th.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2019
Take Me Out has found its full Broadway cast! Second Stage Theater has announced full casting for the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg's Tony Award-winning play, Take Me Out. Julian Cihi, Hiram Delgado, Brandon J. Dirden, Will Harrison, Carl Lundstedt, Ken Marks, Michael Oberholtzer, and Joél Pérez will join previously announced stars Patrick J. Adams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Jesse Williams. Directed by Scott Ellis, Take Me Out will begin previews April 2, 2020 and officially open on April 23, 2020 at Second Stage's Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Theatre Calgary's Artistic Director Stafford Arima (Allegiance, Broadway; Carrie, Off-Broadway revival; Altar Boyz, Off-Broadway), along with Solo Productions' Mary Young Leckie (Maudie, Mary's Wedding), have just announced the creative team and casting for The Louder We Get, based on the true story of Marc Hall, with book by Kent Staines, lyrics by Akiva Romer-Segal, and music by Colleen Dauncey.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) will honor Grammy, Tony, and Academy Award-winning composer Stephen Schwartz and Olivier Award-winning choreographer Kelly Devine at its 2019 Benefit Concert on Monday, November 18 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Memorial Hermann Broadway at the Hobby Center has announced the national tour of Come From Away, a Broadway musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Houston debut at the Hobby Center for a limited engagement March 3 - 8, 2020. Come From Away tickets will go on sale Friday, November 15 at 10 AM.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
The world's biggest contemporary Burns celebration, Big Burns Supper, kicks off on 23 January 2020 in its home of Dumfries for its 9th edition. The festival will run across 11 jam-packed days, from 23 January to 2 February, with world class musicians and performers raising a wee dram to Scotland's national bard, in the town he called home.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
AMERICAN BUFFALO today announced a special pre-sale for fans of Darren Criss. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 15, 2019 at 10am EST and run through Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 5pm EST. To sign up for access to the pre-sale, please visit or text a?oeBUFFALOa?? to 415.675.8068.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
From Peter Pan to Gypsy Rose Lee, explore the depiction of children in Broadway musicals like Matilda, Peter Pan, Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, School of Rock, Charlie Brown and Gypsy. The mixed cast of adults and children includes Farah Alvin (It Shoulda Been You), Kennedy Kanagawa, Graham Stevens, Brandi Porter, Benjamin Barham-Wiese, Devin Trey Campbell (Kinky Boots), Brandon Chosed, Charlotte MacLeod and Lauren Park. Directed by Devanand Janki; music directed by Yan Li.
by Don Grigware - Nov 11, 2019
On Saturday November 9, iconic actress/singer Rita Moreno brought her one-woman show An Evening with Rita Moreno to the Broad stage in Santa Monica for one evening only. The sold out event was very exciting considering Moreno is 87 and still performing, with tremendous passion I might add. The voice is obviously not what it once was, but whose is. What is appealing to watch is how her body sways so gracefully to the rhythms, as she lovingly raises her arms and lets them move fluidly to convey the story.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
This November marks the 20th Anniversary of the Django Reinhardt NY Festival at Birdland Jazz Club, produced by Pat Philips-Stratta and her late partner, conductor Ettore Stratta. The festival, which began in 1999, has featured many talented musicians over the years who embody the gypsy jazz style of music by the great Django Reinhardt. Of these was guitarist Dorado Schmitt.
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2019
Bay Area Musicals presents the first production of the Company's 2019-2020 season, the timeless 6-Time Tony Award-winning masterpiece GYPSY. Inspired by the 1957 memoirs of legendary burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. Bay Area Musicals' production of GYPSY runs from November 9 a?" December 8, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2019
Inspired by the 1957 memoirs of legendary burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. Bay Area Musicals' production of GYPSY runs from November 9 – December 8, 2019 and will perform at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102). The press opening will take place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 1, 2019
One Performance Only! This Sunday, November 3, 2019! Long ago but not far away at all, there were many TV Variety Shows, Award Ceremonies, Music Centers and Theatre abounding with live Musical Performances, all with massive budgets; and dancers in this town, Los Angeles, made a darn good living, albeit having to work their asses off to do so, but it was a good and plentiful, fulfilling life. Besides myself, there was a plethora of working, professional dancers who ended up bonding together pretty easily, as a dancer's life is one of a nomad, or gypsy, going from one job to another, but in doing so, finding kindred spirits and lifelong connections. Jay Johnson, husband of one of these dancers and artistically gifted himself, was part of the artistic community, as was his wife, Sandi, and, typical with dancers, became close friends and comrades with other dancers, choreographers, and like-minded performers. As Jay was earning international fame as a ventriloquist, actor and comedian, and starring on the hit TV Series 'Soap,' us dancers were slaving away, happy to be able to make a living doing what we loved. Jay is best known for his role on ' Soap' as Chuck Campbell, a ventriloquist who believed his puppet Bob was real and demanded everyone treat Bob as human.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Each year, International Guitar Night's founder Brian Gore invites a new cast of guitar luminaries from around the world for special concert tours of North America highlighting the diversity of the acoustic guitar.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for MATILDA The Musical. Performances begin on Thursday, November 14 and run through Sunday, December 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Birdland Jazz Club has announced its upcoming schedule for the week of November 11. Acts include The Django Reinhardt Festival 20th Anniversary, Joe Alterman Trio, Christina Crawford's 'Mommie Dearest: The Musical' In Concert, and more!