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Happiness - 1917 - Broadway


Criterion Center Stage Right

(New York, NY)
1530 Broadway at 45th St.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 30, 2021
Kendra Cunnigham is what would occur if Terri Garr and Mae West had a love child. She’s the first person in her family to leave her home in Boston since her grandmother immigrated from Lithuania. Cunningham doesn’t have to tell you she’s from Boston. Her accent tells the whole story. Her show is an hour of expert standup, that details what happened once she left her family in Massachusetts to make her way in the Big Rotten Apple. It’s a story of bad dates, terrible therapists, and a lot of retail therapy. And those affirmations. It’s a story about a decade of searching for happiness and a decent man. Spoiler alert, she seems to have found both.
by Lauren Gienow - Jul 30, 2021
The Tomson Highway play, THE REZ SISTERS was supposed to debut on a Stratford Festival stage in the 2020 season, but of course those plans were put on hold due to the pandemic. Over a year later, the Festival made sure to include it in its unique 2021. The show opened Wednesday night under the Tom Patterson Theatre Canopy. Directed by Jessica Carmichael, THE REZ SISTERS is the story of seven indigenous women who live on a Reserve on Manitoulin Island. Each woman has endured trauma throughout her life and the effects of those traumas are layered into their everyday lives. One of them is also dying of cancer – a fact that is rarely acknowledged by the characters but feels like a constant, thick presence in the air between them all. Bonded by a desire to experience more in life, the women set out on a quest to attend “the Biggest Bingo in the World” in Toronto. Along the way, truths are shared, realities are faced, and relationships between them continue to shift and change.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2021
This week, on the rooftop of Brixton House Theatre, Eclipse Chair Stella Kanu presented the physical Eclipse Award to Initiative.dkf's Artistic Director DK Fashola and Creative Producer Wofai. The award presentation comes ahead of next week's online debut of Initiative.dkf's LUDALA Collection at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 
by - Jul 29, 2021
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 7/29/2021 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 29, 2021
A dancing lights show, tram tours and unique behind-the-scenes experiences highlight an array of exciting additions guaranteed to make this year's second annual Night of a Million Lights holiday lights spectacular another dazzling success. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021
The theatre has notified all actors and freelance staff contracted for the project and will honour all payments for these employees, and the New Vic's Box Office team are in the process of contacting all existing ticket holders for the show to discuss their options with them.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 28, 2021
With an array of successful releases under his belt, Luis Ake's playground lies in the inbetween. His artistry and expertise flow in and under the bridges between genres, the spaces where boundaries are boundless.
by Student Blogger: Grace Cutler - Jul 28, 2021
In analyzing this trend from my perspective, in order to properly cast my Inside Out characters I decided the remake about my emotions would have to be a musical. As others have been picking movie actors, I decided to pick two Broadway actors to portray each of my emotions as if I were cast as Riley in this Inside Out Musical.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 27, 2021
There is always a reason behind longevity. In order to understand why Marie's Crisis has lasted this long, all you have to do is go down there and check it out. But brush up on your Hairspray first.
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2021
Tickets are on sale now for all upcoming concerts. Learn more about the full lineup and how to attend a performance here!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 27, 2021
Stephen K Amos (Benny), James Bradwell (Eric), Edward M Corrie (John), Paul Keating (Guy), Gerard McCarthy (Daniel) and Alan Turkington (Bernie), will star in Kevin Elyot’s award-winning, and much-loved dark comedy, My Night With Reg.  
by TV News Desk - Jul 27, 2021
The band has also announced a slate of tour dates that include shows with Illiterate Light and Briston Maroney, as well as a performance at Treefort Music Fest in Boise, ID.
by Student Blogger: Breanna Ebisch - Jul 27, 2021
There are so many irreplaceable things to be done during the warmer months that can't be missed. Whether you're walking the High Line, visiting Little Island, getting a view of the city from one of the many observation decks or exploring independently and locally owned stores, life in New York during the summer is something that everyone needs to experience. There is something for everyone to enjoy and creating memories is exceptionally easy on the days spent in the Big Apple.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021
Paula Poundstone, whose razor-sharp improv skills have delighted comedy audiences for nearly 40 years, brings her acclaimed one-woman show to the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts on October 21.
by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - Jul 26, 2021
Last Friday, the first two episodes of the new musical comedy television series 'Schmigadoon' aired - and I think I've found my new favorite thing. The comedy stars Cecily Strong and Keegan Michael Key as Melissa and Josh, two Doctors who've sought couples' counseling after recent struggles in their relationship. On a counseling retreat, they stray from the rest of the couples and suddenly find themselves in a town called 'Schmigadoon' where life is one big musical. Dove Cameron, Kristin Chenoweth, Aaron Tveit, Ariana DeBose and Alan Cumming also star.
by Student Blogger: Alexandra Boccone - Jul 26, 2021
To bring a story to the stage is such a privilege. I was given the opportunity back in 2019 for which I not only directed but I also acted and choreographed the show. It was a humbling experience for me and the cast and crew. I realized that we are in our own right storytellers of our own fate and that we have the power to make dreams into a reality for as long as we believe in ourselves and others.
by Debbie Hall - Jul 26, 2021
As each day continues to be a roller coaster ride with all of the changes, the beloved Charlie Brown and his friends in the Peanuts gang, through a revue of songs and vignettes, explores life through their eyes. In the joyful and funny musical. You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown (presented by Hynes-Sight Entertainment), will delight audiences at the Super Summer Theatre July 29-31.
by Sean Fallon - Jul 24, 2021
On Friday, July 23rd, I had the pleasure of seeing live theatre from the Castle Craig Players, again, their first live show since March of 2020!  Performing outdoors at the Hubbard Park Bandshell, in Meriden, CT, the Castle Craig Players return to live performances, right where they left off, with yet another phenomenal first-rate production, the family friendly 1967 classic musical, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN. After seeing this show as presented live by the Castle Craig Players, it has now become one of my absolute favorite musicals!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2021
Tony and Daytime Emmy Award-winner Lillias White has released her highly-anticipated first solo studio album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!', out today via Old Mill Road Recording.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Learn more about the production, both live and on Netflix, and find out the full track list for the upcoming cast recording here!
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 22, 2021
When Mauricio Martinez goes back to 54 with a new show, he doesn't mess around. With BACK ON 54TH STREET, the Broadway leading man arrived ready to share himself and his artistry with everyone, and when he left the stage, he left it all on the stage.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 22, 2021
Part 1 of the Untidy Soul series project presents “Still Broke” featuring renowned trumpeter Keyon Harrold.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 22, 2021
The EP kicks off with a strong title track, “Godspeed,” which focuses on two star-crossed lovers and the importance of continuously exploring life with the one you love.
by David Sousa Lopes - Jul 22, 2021
One of the last shows of this season was The Quest, by Cédric Eeckhout. A unique take on the history of the European Union and the concepts of family and togetherness, from the eyes of an artist that finds great similarities between his own life and some of the most important dates of the European project. The performance featured Eeckhout himself, the main voice of the show, who resorted to a mix of story-telling and stand-up comedy to deliver a message of struggle and hope for the future of the EU and collective happiness. He was joined on stage by his mother and his cat, Jesus, who supported his delivery and joined him on several group numbers.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 22, 2021
Greggory Nekrasovas and Mass Cicio's acclaimed debut musical La Nela De Socartes will make its festival debut at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a strictly limited engagement on August 7 and 8. It is a remounting of the original 2020 virtual production and will be available to stream for free on the festival's Fringe Player platform.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 21, 2021
There’s a song by Brad Paisley titled “Little Moments” where the American singer-songwriter celebrates the small instances and idiosyncrasies that make life worth living. Ben Barrow and Lucy Ireland’s new song-cycle From Here feels like the spirit of that ballad was given the space and breath it deserves - although the genre and delivery have nothing to do with Paisley’s hit.
by Jonas Schwartz-Owen - Jul 21, 2021
Good grief! You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown Is Live But Sadly Not Alive. A combination of miscasting, poor direction, and a play that runs out of steam, this early production in the reemergence of live theater is a disappointment.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
In the family-friendly musical Gideon and the Blundersnorp, Gideon is a stableboy who dreams of being a knight, despite belonging to the wrong social class. Alanna is a young viscountess trapped in the system of royal succession. Together they team up to escape bandits, navigate a treacherous forest, and confront the vicious Blundersnorp.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021
From the exhilarating high of his star-studded wedding day to the low of lockdown stuck on a farm, a lot has changed since Alan's last tour four years ago, including Alan. Nowadays, it's all about finding happiness and joy in the small things - why be a national treasure when you can be a Regional Trinket?!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
In addition to its six-play membership season, the Montgomery County institution returns with an equally busy schedule of concerts, special productions, presentations, and even more curated programming to build off of the success of its summer series: Olney Outdoors.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 20, 2021
The star of Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! returns to Feinstein's with a new show built only around joy, which is something that Mauricio Martinez seems to really understand.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 19, 2021
Keys, strings, and delicate vocal samples arrange themselves into various emotions, ranging from the mysterious tones of 'Deja Vu,' to the bittersweet atmosphere in 'Amfora,' to the relaxed bliss in the EP's title track.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2021
Nine years after its inaugural production of Julius Caesar, Madison Shakespeare Company is celebrating another summer of firsts when All's Well That Ends Well opens on Friday July 23 at the Madison Country Day School amphitheater in Waunakee.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 17, 2021
​Director Caitlin Lopez, the Associate Artistic Director of Ophelia's Jump Productions (OJP) who also serves as Improv Director for the company elaborates, 'Twelfth Night tells the story of Viola who has washed up on the shores of the vibrant and uninhibited Illyria after a shipwreck. In this modern queer fairytale, she and a cast of colorful characters all must discover what it means to truly love and embrace their heart's desires.' I decided to speak with Caitlin about both her directing and appearing in the production, as well as her background with the history of OJP.  ​
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2021
The whole “Peanuts” gang is here—Lucy, Linus, Snoopy, and of course, that wishy-washy blockhead, Charlie Brown. He’s never pitched a winning baseball game and he can’t muster the courage to talk to the Little-Red Haired Girl. But all his best qualities—and those of his clever friends—get celebrated in this delightful musical filled with such gleeful tunes as 'My Blanket and Me,' 'Suppertime' and 'Happiness.'
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2021
Katastro, who performed their first live show in over a year this past Sunday at Phoenix Suns Arena for the NBA Finals Game 3: Road Game Rally halftime show, will officially celebrate the release of Sucker with a string of West Coast headlining tour dates. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 16, 2021
Collectively, their fanbase helped propel the self-produced single “Wouldn’t Come Back” to over 2 million streams and their cover of “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” by The Beach Boys to over 1 million streams.
by David Bravos - Jul 16, 2021
The Addams Family has an enduring legacy originating as a single frame cartoons to now having spawned several TV series and movies. The musical follows in a similar vein and Zealous Productions brought together a most impressive team of performers and creatives to ensure that THE ADDAMS FAMILY hits every mark with an entertaining production.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021
It's 'Christmas in July' at Summer Place Theatre in Naperville!. For the second live production of the summer season, SPT will present A Christmas Carol: A 1940s Radio Show. This isn't like the flashy Broadway musicals or even the typical straight-play format that SPT audiences are used to.
by Rosanne DellAversano - Jul 15, 2021
Like a family reunion, The Whitney Project - A Celebration of Black Joy brings together songs and stories, old and new, for a moment in time like no other.
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2021
Occurrence’s swoon-worthy and heartbreaking new album I Have So Much Love To Give wasn’t supposed to happen. But making music is sometimes a lot like binging a television show. When you’ve got a good storyline, it’s hard to stop.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
Speakeasy - Times Square, an all-in-one immersive mixology experience that combines the worlds of burlesque, cirque, illusionists, and musical theater with a decadent cocktail, dining, and nightclub experience, will extend performances throughout the summer due to popular demand.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2021
PRIVATE REELS: FROM THE LCT ARCHIVES, streamed recordings of outstanding LCT productions in their entirety, will continue on Thursday, July 22 with the Lincoln Center Theater production of the Drama Desk and Obie award-winning, THE WOLVES by Sarah DeLappe, directed by Lila Neugebauer.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 14, 2021
Jacob's Pillow presents the world premiere of a new work by legendary club dancer Archie Burnett entitled Life Encounters on the Henry J. Leir Stage from July 28 - August 1.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
This modern classic, which captures the fragility of friendship, happiness and life itself, won both the 1995 Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, after its premiere at the Royal Court and subsequent transfer to the West End. 
by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2021
Working in the theatre's local boroughs of Lambeth and Southwark, this in-depth project is a collaboration between the YV Taking Part team, two partner schools, six project associates - multidisciplinary artists with a passion for reforming the education sector - and an advisory panel of educational and cultural experts.
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 13, 2021
The Old Globe is proud to present the American tribal love-rock musical Hair, which marks the Globe’s first full-scale production in 17 months since the pandemic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2021
Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy and friends as Tibbits Summer Theatre presents the charming, fun, and witty musical 'You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown,' July 14-23 at Tibbits Opera House.