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Happy Go Lucky - 1926 - Broadway


Liberty Theatre

(New York, NY)
234 West 42nd St.
by Nicole Ackman - Sep 8, 2019
When you open a program to find a page recommending ways that people can take action after seeing a musical (like registering to vote and supporting groups like the ACLU), you know that you're going to see something special. Theatre Raleigh's last show of their 2019 Summer Season, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, is a daring musical about the Scottsboro Boys trials in the 1930s in Alabama. It has a company of all African-American performers, except one, and takes inspiration from minstrel shows. The show is directed and brilliantly choreographed by Gerry McIntyre who manages to make it very impactful, without feeling overdone.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Just in time for the Holidays - Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Auditions for an All Youth Show Dear Edwina Jr. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Artistic Director Brigid Larmour today announces programming to complete Watford Palace Theatre's season for September 2019 - June 2020, following the world première of Mushy: Lyrically Speaking earlier this month. The co-production with Rifco Theatre Company is now on tour across the UK until 5 October.
by Roger Catlin - Sep 17, 2019
'Life is a Dream' sounds as if it would be a carefree, happy-go-lucky kind of story.
by Jade Kops - Nov 7, 2019
Louis Nowra's semi-autobiographical comedy COSI delights Sydney audiences with its hilarious and heartwarming exploration of combining the creation of theatre with love and community to bring together an unusual group of people.
by Charlie Wilks - Nov 28, 2019
Pure magic are the two words I would use to describe The Boy in the Dress. Appearing for the first time on stage, David Walliams' book has sold over 32 million copies worldwide. Most recently the BBC adapted it for screen, which went down very well and ensured that the story reached even more people. Now, it is the RSC and Mark Ravenhill's turn to bring it to life, under the direction of the venue's Artistic Director Gregory Doran. It's an adventurous challenge and clearly there has been no expense spared to ensure that the musical remains as authentic to its origins as possible.
by Julie Yolles - Nov 22, 2019
Marsha Norman, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama for 'Night Mother, took home Tony and Drama Desk Awards in 1991 for a?oeBest Book of a Musicala?? for The Secret Garden. With music by Lucy Simon, The Secret Garden is based on the 1911 classic children's literature novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. And while it's tagged as a?oechildren'sa?? literature, The Secret Garden is not your typical light-hearted, happy-go-lucky matinee outing for the kids.
by Amber Kusching - Nov 20, 2019
Dogfight, currently playing at The Eagle Theatre in Hammonton, NJ is a contemporary musical with book by Peter Duncan, and music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. Dogfight is based on Nancy Savoca's 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
November 18, 2019 - BIG PICTURE, the new comedy musical, is having an invitation-only developmental reading November 22nd & 23rd at Ripley-Grier Studios.
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2019
Netflix has announced that Christian Serratos will star as legendary icon Selena Quintanilla in their upcoming series Selena: The Series. Principal photography on the series began last month.
by Kathleen Anwar - May 7, 2019
The stories of four individuals in New York City loosely intertwine to give us a narrative about finding purpose and making authentic connections amid everyday routine. The couple Claire and Jason struggle through a rough patch in their relationship, while Deb and Warren strike up the most unlikely of friendships in the city that never sleeps.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020
Hackney Empire today announces Jack and the Beanstalk for its 2020 Christmas production opening in London this November and marking its 22nd pantomime at the East End venue. Jack and the Beanstalk will run from 21 November 2020 to 3 January 2021, with press night on Thursday 3 December. Tickets will go on sale to the public from Friday 6 March 2020 at 12noon.
by Herbert Paine - Mar 29, 2019
Director Virginia Olivieri controls the arc and tone of Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN with fidelity, carefully building this American tragedy towards its emotion-laden finale. Featuring Walt Pedano as Willy Loman, the winner of the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play runs through April 14th at Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale, AZ.
by Courtney Savoia - Mar 27, 2020
Tony and Golden Globe Award-winning TV and stage star, Linda Lavin – will release her new album Love Notes this Friday, March 27 from Club44 Records. A swinging and elegant collection of standards, jazz classics, and pop hits, set to a top-tier band led by Billy Stritch, this album is what the world NEEDS now! Lavin's gorgeous and lustrous voice makes you want to strap on your dancing shoes and head to a smoky jazz club to swing the night away!
by Katie Laban - Mar 27, 2019
Rodger's + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, is here this weekend for a limited engagement at the Fox Theatre in Detroit as part of the Fox Theatre Series. With its fresh new take on the beloved tale of a young woman who is transformed from a chambermaid into a princess, this hilarious and romantic Cinderella combines the story's classic elements - glass slippers, pumpkin, and a beautiful ball along with some surprising twists. More than just a pretty face with the right shoe size, this Cinderella is a contemporary figure living in a fairytale setting. She is a spirited young woman with savvy and soul who doesn't let her rags or her gowns trip her up in her quest for kindness, compassion and forgiveness. She longs to escape the drudgery of her work at home and instead work to make the world a better place. She not only fights for her own dreams, but forces the prince to open his eyes to the world around him and realize his dreams too. BroadwayWorld Detroit had a moment to speak with Sarah Smith, currently on the road with Cinderella, about her character and the magical show. Read our conversation with her below to get excited when Rodger's Hammerstein's Cinderella comes to Detroit for a magical time this weekend!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019
Hal Linden, one of TV iconic personalities, will join the internationally acclaimed attraction "In the Mood" when its 25th Silver Celebration Tour rolls into Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, from April 23-27. "In the Mood" is being presented as part of Bucks County Playhouse's Visiting Artists Series.
by Carissa Chesanek - Mar 10, 2020
Internalized grief is explored in the new production by Stephen Lloyd Helper, A Sign of the Times. The one-man play stares Hamilton actor Javier Muñoz as a nameless traffic controller who is nothing as he seems.
by Peter Nason - Jun 9, 2019
Janis Stevens gives the performance of the year in a show that you won't be able to shake for a long time.
by Student Blogger: Spencer Hall - Jun 4, 2020
When deciding to pursue an education in Musical Theatre, it took a lot of convincing to my peers, counselors, and voice teachers that I'd be ready to go for it. My parents on the other hand were incredibly supportive, so that's something I was truly grateful for. However, nothing prepared me for what took place in some of those audition rooms.
by David Edward Perry - Jun 4, 2019
With Pride Week approaching, Birmingham Festival Theatre is on time with offering an emotional and striking production of Robert Anderson's 1953 drama 'Tea and Sympathy.' Set at an all boys' school in the early 1950's, the show tackles the fear, insecurity and the eventual anger that people under persecution face. The teenage boys attending the school are written with an amped jocular rambunctiousness. The carnal behavior lurking behind the boy's clean crisp khaki's and sweater vests is a starter kit for toxic masculinity.
by Michael Rabice - Jun 28, 2019
The Shaw Festival has a great history of producing murder mysteries and this season we are lucky to have Patrick Hamilton's play 'ROPE.' Probably more well known as the 1948 Alfred Hitchcock movie starring Jimmy Stewart, ROPE had it's start in 1929 on the British stage. It's twist lies in the fact that it is not a 'whodunnit,' but a 'can they get away with it.' Hamilton's knack for mystery can also be seen in his other famous thriller, GASLIGHT. From start to finish, this production of ROPE is a riveting hit.
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Bob the Drag Queen is hosting the ultimate makeover show that presents a whole new approach to family bonding, MTV's “Drag My Dad.” Each episode centers on a young adult who is at a crucial point in their life and struggling to connect with their dad. From bold contours to runway walks, Bob and his team of experts jump in to offer families a hilarious and tear-jerking experience, teaching these dads what it's like to take a walk in someone else's size 14 heels! The new digital original series airs every Monday at 3PM PT6PM ET on MTV Facebook. 
by Fraser MacDonald - Jun 21, 2020
It's clear that taking time out of his schedule was a big deal for Sir Cliff. Sadly, this fan wishes they'd just waited for the tour.
by Peter Nason - Jun 18, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest protest songs from 1939-2020. See if your favorite songs or artists made the list!
by Student Blogger: Caiti Ho - Jul 7, 2020
The Broadway shutdown doesn't really affect me the way it does Broadway-goers, Broadway workers and of course our Broadway stars. Although it doesn't affect me as directly as it does you. I feel the sadness of the shutdown just as much as you do.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
Totem Pole Playhouse, America's summer theatre, located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA will offer the largest production ever staged at the historic 69 yr. old Playhouse, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, which is being produced by Theatre A Go-Go, Inc. as the fourth offering in the Playhouse's new summer subscription series.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 27, 2019
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gustav Dudamel, played magnificently July 16, 2019 as they first featured award-winning Pablo Ferrandez in Antonin Dvorak's Cello Concerto in B minor, Opus 104 in a most passionate and stirring performance. The piece was written by Dvorak about his sister-in-law, who never acknowledged her affection for him, giving this piece an extraordinary range of emotions that Ferrandez fervently played, seeming to feel every note and every nuance with his body and his soul. He is an extraordinary musician, and fully captivated the audience; so much so there were numerous encores of appreciation. It was a moving, heart-felt performance, and I would go anywhere to hear and watch him play again, play anything, as this performance was exalting. Part two of the evening was a reprise, or rather reworking of the performance L. A. Dance Project originally performed at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, which I reviewed, in 2018. (
by Brett Cullum - Jul 2, 2019
We struggle as humans to fit in and be enough at any given moment, and that's the lesson Lena Horne offered the world and herself.  Even though she made history and became a champion of the Civil Rights movement, she struggled every step of the way with the identity created by her appearance and demeanor.
by Barry Lenny - Jul 17, 2019
A welcome revisiting to this American classic.
by Eleni Cashell - Jul 15, 2020
Nigel Slater's Toast is an online play a?" part radio play, part animated film. Written by Henry Filloux-Bennett, the show is based on Nigel Slater's award-winning biography and vividly recreates his childhood through stunning animation.
by Maria Nockin - Jul 11, 2020
On Saturday Evening, July 11, at 7:00PM Mountain time, Santa Fe Opera presented its online celebration of Mozart's The Magic Flute. The opera would have premiered in the 63-year-old New Mexico company's elegant open-air theater if COVID-19 had not caused the cancellation of the season. A recording of the overture from 2010, a drive through the grounds, and the beginning of a sunset reminded watchers of the glory that was and will again be The Santa Fe Opera.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Raven Theatre is pleased to announce TAKE FLIGHT SUMMER CAMP 2019, featuring five training sessions in theatre arts for kids ages 6 - 16. Great for beginners looking to learn the basics of performance or more advanced actors looking to hone their skills, Raven's team of professional teaching artists will help kids feel the confidence to contribute to the artistic process and the courage to try something new.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Start the new year with a showdown! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is pleased to present the regional premiere of Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical). This uproarious new comedy sets two spirited senior citizens against each other in a head-to-head battle of wits and wagers, leading to discoveries about friendship, forgiveness, and free falling. Playing January 19-February 16 and directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Production Sponsor is the Schueler Group.
by Abby Rowold - Jan 26, 2019
The chemistry of the leads, along with the support of the terrific cast, makes Ripcord a delight to watch from beginning to end. As Meyers fittingly mentions in her director's notes, 'If you have the right people in the room and a great script…the rest of a director's job is simply guidance...I am delighted with every converging aspect of Ripcord.' You will be delighted, too.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Start the new year with a showdown! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is pleased to present the regional premiere of Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019
Start the new year with a showdown! Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati is pleased to present the regional premiere of Ripcord by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire (Rabbit Hole, Shrek the Musical). This uproarious new comedy sets two spirited senior citizens against each other in a head-to-head battle of wits and wagers, leading to discoveries about friendship, forgiveness, and free falling. Playing January 19-February 16 and directed by D. Lynn Meyers. Production Sponsor is the Schueler Group.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
Set against the backdrop of an evolving Britain of the 70s, this fresh production shows the classic Mike Leigh satire in a new light. Performed in traverse with intimate on-stage seating offering audience the chance to join Beverly and Laurence's soireé, bringing them closer to the experience.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The Boulevard Theatre today announces casting for the first London revival of The Effect, written by award-winning writer Lucy Prebble (A Very Expensive Poison, ENRON, The Sugar Syndrome, Succession and Secret Diary of a Call Girl) and directed by Anthony Neilson (The Tell-Tale Heart, The Prudes and Unreachable). Eric Kofi Abrefa plays Tristan Frey, Christine Entwisle will play Lorna James, Tim McMullan will play Toby Sealey and Kate O'Flynn will play Connie Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
Artistic Director of the Young Vic, Kwame Kwei-Armah, today announces the full cast for Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, a co-production with Elliott & Harper Productions and Cindy Tolan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018
Further casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ivo van Hove's highly anticipated stage production of the 1950 Twentieth Century Fox film All About Eve.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Kicking off the 2019-2020 season is the musical based upon the award-winning series by Mo Willems, Elephant and Piggie's a?oeWe Are In A Play!a?? Directed by American University professor, Cara Gabriel (Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day), kids' favorite delightfully dynamic duo pops off the page in a show about friendship, humor, and kindness. This production is recommended for all ages and begins public performances September 20, 2019. Tickets are $25 each and can be purchased online at or by calling 301.634.2270.
by Lindsay Kruger - Aug 14, 2019
Celebrating its 20th anniversary and making South Africa its last stop on their global tour, BURN THE FLOOR cha-cha'd its way onto the Baxter Theatre's stage earlier this month where it has been igniting audiences with vibrant dance numbers, glitzy costumes, and live musical accompaniment. An international sensation since the early 2000s with a Broadway and West End run behind its name, what BURN THE FLOOR lacks in cohesion, it makes up for in effortless energy.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents America's Big Band musical, In The Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue, on Wednesday, April 17 at 7p.m.. Ticket prices range between $29 - $59, plus applicable fees. Purchase online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.
by Jude Buot - Apr 4, 2019
Theater veteran Miguel Faustmann has been typecast as the go-to actor for old-man roles with an I-do-not-care-what-you-think type of attitude that eventually mellows down right before the end of the play. After taking on the role of Ebenezer Scrooge several times in a span of five years, playing Henry Willows in Repertory Philippines' (REP) latest offering, 'Father's Day,' is the recent addition to his resume.
by Jonathan Marshall - Apr 3, 2020
The theatre landscape has changed dramatically since the 1977 premier of Abigail's Party but Leigh remains as real, raw and relevant as ever before. At 77 the writer / director shows no signs of slowing down. After venturing into period pieces with Topsy-Turvey and Mr Turner, Leigh's most recent picture Peterloo is his most ambitious yet. We've put together a list of Leigh's top ten works.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Apr 16, 2019
Well-aware of the Peter Shaffer implications of programming MOZART'S REQUIEM with a Salieri symphony, Charlotte Symphony flipped the script, revealing a happy-go-lucky Salieri and a fearsome Mozart.
by Maria Nockin - Apr 16, 2019
On Sunday April 14 Pacific Opera Project (POP) presented Giacomo Puccini's 1904 opera, Madama Butterfly, in Japanese and English in Los Angeles's Little Tokyo. The company also live-streamed it online. Did anyone ever think an American Navy officer would speak to a young Japanese lady in Italian? l'd expect him to speak English and the lady from Nagasaki to speak Japanese. That is what happened at the performance on Sunday. Despite translations from Goro, the marriage broker, and Sharpless, the American consul, Pinkerton and Butterfly had trouble understanding each other as they came from completely different cultures.
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
German tech-house DJ and producer Anne Ka - alias Pretty Pink -  returns with her first ever EP 'Blooming Danser'. Eclectic soundscapes and ambient basslines leave listeners with the perfect springtime melodies to welcome the warm upcoming months.