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Happy New Year - 1979 - Canada Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on the play Holiday by Philip Barry

An ambitious young man woos a beautiful heiress.


Avon Theatre

About the Theatre
(New York, NY)
251 W. 45th St.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 4, 2021
Ahead of a new Christmas album for 2021, the first song has been released. The song is a mashup, including Happiness (Is Christmas), a reworked song from the musical You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, for which Chenoweth won a Tony Award in 1999. The song is mashed up with Christmas Time Is Here, which was featured in the film A Charlie Brown Christmas.
by Michael Major - Sep 28, 2021
Originally released in October 2018, the project’s new deluxe edition of her festive ‘Songs For The Season’ project will debut five new tracks – including an original duet with Zooey Deschanel titled “Merry Christmas, Happy New Year.”
by Michael Major - Oct 29, 2021
Ingrid Michaelson has released her cheerful original duet 'Merry Christmas, Happy New Year (Feat. Zooey Deschanel).' Alongside the release, she shares an undeniably adorable stop motion visual featuring a bundled-up rabbit spreading holiday joy. Watch the new music video now!
by Michael Major - Oct 18, 2021
Ingrid Michaelson will return with her 15th Annual Holiday Hop! Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 22nd at 10AM local time. Michaelson will release 'Songs For The Season - Deluxe Edition', out November 5th. Listen to her new track, 'Winter Wonderland', now!
by Michael Major - Nov 5, 2021
The deluxe album features collaborations with Zooey Deschanel, Jason Mraz, and Leslie Odom Jr. The EMMY Award-nominated and multi-platinum-certified New York singer/songwriter will take the stage Sunday, December 5th and perform tracks off of her album ‘Ingrid Michaelson’s Songs For The Season - Deluxe Edition’ along with other festive tunes.
by Tara Bennett - Nov 26, 2021
For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to live without regret. Its immeasurable emotional impact has forever changed the world of musical theatre.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 17, 2021
South Street Seaport Museum has announced the return of the limited time special selection of core holiday offerings at the Bowne & Co. Online Shop: holiday-themed cards, journals, writing paper, planners, memo pads, books, and of course, house-designed notecards and broadside posters.
by Amanda Prahl - Nov 17, 2021
With her second holiday album, Happiness Is… Christmas!, Kristin Chenoweth puts her own unique spin on the classic Christmas collection
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2021
Lydia Rivera of Vernon has always had a passion for theatre with her first on stage performance being an ensemble member in 'A Christmas Carol the musical' at Cornerstone. Lydia is very honored and proud to be directing this show that is near and dear to her heart. She wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a Happy New Year.
by Kay Kudukis - Nov 1, 2021
Back on July 4, 1993, Matthew Sweet was recording a live album at Grant Park in Chicago. It was a beautiful sunny day and there was a cool breeze coming off Lake Michigan. My theater pals and I were sitting on blankets enjoying the weather and listening to Sweet, waiting to hear all of our favorites off his album Girlfriend. One of my theater pals was a boy who was my best friend.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022
Joining the previously announced David Harbour and Bill Pullman are Hanako Footman, Akiya Henry, Sinead Matthews, Charlie Oscar and Stephen Wight. Directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel, the production opens on 26 June at the Ambassadors Theatre, with previews from 15 June, and runs until 4 September.
by Tyler Hinton - May 31, 2022
Hale Centre Theatre in Sandy has announced its 2023 season of entertainment, including its highly anticipated production of TITANIC (postponed from 2020 due to the pandemic), the world premiere of a unique new Frank Loesser musical, HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN IN NEW YORK & more. View the complete schedule and how to get tickets here.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021
The doors are open! After a year of no indoor performances, The Spring Lake Community House & Theatre will present A Joyful Irish Afternoon, our first indoor performance since February 2020. For two performances only, this socially distanced event will have limited tickets available and will benefit the Spring Lake Theatre Recovery Fund.
by Michael Major - Mar 31, 2022
The 10-LP Box Set, pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl, and 10-CD Box Set, offers Voyage alongside the ‘golden eight’ (Ring Ring, Waterloo, ABBA, Arrival, The Album, Voulez-Vous, Super Trouper and The Visitors), as well as ABBA Tracks, non-album singles such as 'Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight),' 'Fernando' and other cherished b-sides.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 29, 2021
Kerry Ellis and Brian May, guitarist for the band Queen, have  teamed up to re-record a song they released on their album in 2017.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
Middle aged, multicultural mother of millennial sons, Sudha Bhuchar lives a “squeezed middle” life in leafy Wimbledon. As she navigates her career, family and returning to India as a Non-Resident Indian, the acclaimed playwright and actor is prompted to investigate her own sense of home and her place in the world.
by Kevin Alvey - Jan 7, 2022
Marilyn Maye toasts the New Year 2022 on the stage of the Birdland Theater with songs of love and friendship.
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 5, 2022
Happy New Year! Seattle Rep is thrilled to be preparing for their first production of 2022, Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a play with music by award-winning local playwright Cheryl L. West (Pullman Porter Blues, Shout Sister Shout!), and directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate Henry Godinez.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2022
(mostly)musicals' 39th edition, songs for a HAPPY new year, originally scheduled for tonight, 1.5.22, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, 1.26.22.
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 5, 2022
As we continue to celebrate a very happy new year, we have dubbed January “GINuary” when you can enjoy some of the finest gins as a sip or in a cocktail.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 4, 2022
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Joan Copeland, stage and screen actress, and sister of playwright Arthur Miller, has died at age 99.
by - Jan 3, 2022
Today's top stories include an announcement of a hiatus for Mrs. Doubtfire on Broadway. Performances will be suspended from January 10 to March 14, 2022 due to COVID-19. Plus, learn about the shows that ruled 2021 and what's coming in 2022.
by Alex Freeman - Jan 3, 2022
While the next few weeks may be rough within the industry as we continue to grapple with another surge in the virus related both to the new variant and holiday travel, we remain in a much stronger position - new treatments are available for those that do contract the virus, and the number of people receiving vaccines and boosters continues to rise.
by Student Blogger: Kelsey Piccirillo - Jan 3, 2022
New Year resolutions can be a great and easy way to find and focus on specific goals. Whether your focus is on work, school, or a better lifestyle, having a goal to focus on shows that you having something driving you to succeed. Here are some New Year resolutions for students to kick off 2022.
by Student Blogger: Jana Denning - Jan 3, 2022
New Year’s Resolutions are notorious for being ambitious and then being abandoned soon after. The easiest way to avoid falling off the proverbial wagon is to make healthy, achievable goals that avoid discouraging slip-ups. Here are some of my best tips for creating yours!
by Alex Freeman - Jan 24, 2022
In New York, some governmental support may be renewed for the performing arts sector in the form of the New York City Musical and Theatrical Production Tax Credit. Meanwhile last week, members of the creative economy were in front of the House Small Business Committee to lobby for more support from a national level.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jan 21, 2022
Our student bloggers write about how they're coping with the current global health crisis, give insight on their school's performing arts programs, share their opinions on the latest theater news, and so much more. Takeaways from a first semester at college, preparing for a new role, a look into the music of tick, tick... BOOM! and more-- read the latest from our college student bloggers!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022
Since 2017, the Staten Island Museum has been celebrating Lunar New Year with the Korean Community Development Center. This year on Saturday, January 29, 2pm – 4pm we are happy to welcome you back in-person to the Staten Island Museum to experience the traditions of Seollal with a selection of activities for the entire family to enjoy.
by Alex Freeman - Jan 18, 2022
News of more closings - and planned reopenings - highlighted the Broadway news last week, and Broadway and many regions also announced an extension of mask mandates and vaccination requirements for audiences into the spring, serving as a reminder that the path to that final “new normal” will likely have a few more twists and turns before we arrive.
by Student Blogger: Claudia Quintero - Jan 17, 2022
Hola! Happy New Year, my favorite time of the year has come. Checking in here with you fills me with passion and joy. One year ago, I started writing here and it's been a journey, huh? I've written from Canada, Mexico in times of uncertainty, in times where I am doing everything and hoping it goes according to its plan, in rehearsals, in opening and closing nights. I've shared new things that I've been discovering, things that I go back to that have been part of who I am since my passion for Musical Theatre started... and today, in the first month of the year, I feel accomplished and more alive than ever.
by Michael Major - Jan 14, 2022
A seismic collaboration called ‘Running’ kicks off 2022 for the Danish producer/DJ Martin Jensen, Los Angeles-based electronic trio Cheat Codes and the award-winning pop star Theresa Rex. The single is the long-awaited follow-up to Martin Jensen and Theresa Rex’s global hit ‘Solo Dance’. Listen to the new single now!
by Student Blogger: Paige Rosko - Jan 10, 2022
Happy 2022 everyone! In my last article, I wrote about my favorite moments from 2021, and towards the end, I included some of the things I'm excited about for 2022. In this article, I am going to be diving in-depth into some of the things I talked about and also some things I forgot to mention in that article. The return of live theater is something I think we are all very excited about for 2022. While many shows made their return in 2021, there are many openings still to happen, on Broadway and around the world. While shows are currently being postponed or canceled due to the rise in Coronavirus cases, we can only hope that by the end of 2022 we will see pre-pandemic levels of theater engagement.
by Alex Freeman - Jan 10, 2022
As the industry works to both emerge from the pandemic and deal with the ongoing impacts of the pandemic, responses are starting to differ based on region. Some Broadway producers are prioritizing their ongoing tours, others are pulling people from the tour to keep running on Broadway. In Chicago, no food and drink are allowed in the theatre.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 26, 2021
The hit musical ​Dreamgirls ​will be live streamed in four unique performances on the Clubhouse app on ​Saturday, February 27 (3pm and 7pm EST) ​and on ​Sunday, February 28 (1pm and 7pm EST). ​As we await showtime, BroadwayWorld is catching up with the event's creator, Leroy Church, who told us all about the inspiration behind the exciting new project.
by Robert Diamond - Dec 31, 2021
The Public Theater today announced the cancellation of the 18th annual UNDER THE RADAR FESTIVAL, running January 12-30, 2022. According to their web site, 'IMPORTANT UPDATE: Thank you for being a member of The Public Theater community, and Happy New Year. 
by Ricky Pope - Dec 30, 2021
New York cabaret is back and in many ways, it is better than ever. We can take pride in a community that is stronger, more supportive, and more diverse than it has ever been. There is, of course, much to do still, but we are on a path that may lead us toward a second “golden age” of New York cabaret that could rival the 1980s. The signs are all around us. Not only have most of our cabaret rooms survived the pandemic, but we have also seen the birth of new spaces this year. There is more crossover between Broadway and cabaret than we have seen in decades, and thanks to social media, there are more new artists on the scene as well. Even with all the pandemic woes, as Jerry Herman would say “the best of times is now. As for tomorrow, well, who knows…who knows…who knows?”
by Student Blogger: Melis Tavmergen - Dec 29, 2021
Now that it’s coming to an end, it’s time to have a recap on this year which is ending nearly in the same place it started, yet it feels like it was more than just 365 days filled with quarantines, and fear, and happiness and fun at the same time.
by Student Blogger: Zac Denver Lee - Dec 29, 2021
Go out and meet your friends. Half of my December was booked by friends, to catch up with them because I’m not able to spare time to meet them during the semester. What I also did was to catch up on sleep (not scientifically proven to work) and catch up on my favorite shows. Honestly, it’s enjoyable.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 29, 2021
Performances of Broadway’s The Music Man are cancelled through January 5, 2022.
by Student Blogger: Emily Pugh - Dec 28, 2021
With the new year just around the corner, many take time during the holiday season to reflect upon this past year as it comes to a close. Although 2021 has been challenging, it becomes clear that there is so much to be grateful for from vaccines to new movie musicals. While Broadway theaters began to open their doors, several streaming services opened their platforms to producing movie musicals. Unlike most years where few if any Broadway musicals were adapted into movies, 2021 was a year like no other with over ten musicals being created for the screen or being adapted from the stage to the screen. In celebration of the past year, here is a list of the best movie musicals from 2021 and where to watch them.
by Student Blogger: Sydni Dichter - Dec 28, 2021
When I found out that this fall semester would be in person, I was so excited. But I was also nervous. This last semester ended up being what was probably the best semester I have had so far in college. It was also one of the most challenging semesters I have ever had.
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021
This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021
Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 15, 2021
Audidio, the first free music video platform to only showcase underground, independent artists, announced Wednesday the addition of their new Christmas music video channel, Kaylene's Very Merry Christmas, marking the 21st channel to be added to the live broadcasting network.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 14, 2021
San José Chamber Orchestra (SJCO) will present Happy New Year 2022  (A Sunday Salon like no other!), featuring Jon Nakamatsu, Jon Manasse and Alec Manasse.
by David Friscic - Dec 13, 2021
The deservedly popular and talented writer and singer Ingrid Michaelson performed and sang with a panoply of vocal coloring in the recent Holiday concert NSO Pops: A Holiday Pops with Ingrid Michaelson.
by Review Roundups - Dec 13, 2021
The revival of Kander and Ebb's CABARET, directed by Rebecca Frecknall, opened last night at the Kit Kat Club at the Playhouse Theatre in London's West End. It stars Eddie Redmayne as the Emcee, Jessie Buckley as Sally Bowles and Omari Douglas as Clifford Bradshaw. Read the reviews below!
by Gil Kaan - Aug 10, 2021
Tony and Grammy winner John Lloyd Young makes his first LIVE post-pandemic performance in Los Angeles with JOHN LLOYD YOUNG: REUNIONS at Feinstein’s at Vitello’s August 21, 2021. Got to catch up with John again after all these socially distant months to chat about his busy schedules - quarantined and future.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 15, 2022
Legendary Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, passed away Friday, April 15, 2022 at the age of 71. Binder died peacefully at home.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 1, 2021
The 23-track compilation features Violent Femmes’ biggest hits, including “Blister in the Sun,” “American Music,” and “Gone Daddy Gone,” plus live recordings of favorites like “Add It Up,” and “Kiss Off,” alongside a trove of demos, B-sides, interstitial voice recordings, and rarities.