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Happy New Year - 1979 - Canada

Based on the play Holiday by Philip Barry

An ambitious young man woos a beautiful heiress.


Avon Theatre

(New York, NY)
251 W. 45th St.
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019
Peaky Blinders - the award-winning epic, gangster family series set in the lawless streets of Birmingham, UK and beyond, follows the evolution of leader Tommy Shelby (Cillian Murphy) from backstreet crime lord to legitimate businessman and member of parliament. It explores the notions that violence destroys lives, empires rise and fall over time, and class divisions are corrosive. Season 5, returning Friday, October 4th, finds the world thrown into turmoil by the financial crash of 1929. When Tommy Shelby MP is approached by a charismatic politician with a bold vision for Britain, he realizes that his response will impact not only the future of his family but that of the entire nation.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 26, 2020
Greater Boston Stage Company presents the World Premieres of Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom Part 2: Battle of the Mei Lis and Empress Mei Li Lotus Blossom Part 3: I Love You, Happy New Year.  
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 4, 2019
ABC is the home for unforgettable holiday programming as the network celebrates the joy of the season. In November, the network serves up a bounty of Thanksgiving-themed episodes and the classic animated special “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.” In December, ABC decks the halls with special Christmas and Hanukkah-themed episodes—the return of fan-favorite series “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and “The Great American Baking Show: Holiday Edition”; and an all-new holiday movie, “Same Time, Next Christmas,” starring Lea Michele. Timeless cartoons and beloved holiday films will also return. The fun continues after Christmas with New Year's-themed programming ringing in 2020. 
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 14, 2019
Netflix, the world's leading internet entertainment service, has started production on its first Berkun Oya project (currently untitled), a social thriller series.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 6, 2019
The hilarious, heart-warming rom com HAPPY NEW YEAR (A Play With Songs) has been extended and must now end on 23 March at The Fugard Studio Theatre.
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 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 Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 25, 2019
Happy New Year, Nashville! Tennessee Performing Arts Center this morning announces that the Broadway musical juggernaut Hamilton will land in Music City for its premiere engagement December 31, 2019 through January 19, 2020 at Andrew Jackson Hall.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 25, 2019
Texas singer-songwriter Sarah Jaffe has announced the release of her new companion EPs – This Is Better Part 1 & This Is Better Part 2 – due out July 19th via Kirtland Records. The songs across the two EPs came out of some intense writing sessions with producer and collaborator Aaron Kelley, who Jaffe first connected with to write music for films.  The two clicked and started working on songs together.  Over the weeks that followed Jaffe dug deep, writing songs that helped her deal with the emotions she was processing as a result of a recent heartbreak she was going through.  Originally planning to shop these songs around, Jaffe decided she couldn't part ways and wanted to record them for herself.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2019
Come join us for 4 nights of fun with the Rogue Theater Festival, August 15th - 18th. From plays to improv to burlesque shows you're sure to have a blast. We give playwrights from all over the platform to present their original work right here in New York City. Please come out to support these emerging playwrights as everyone has a story to tell. Rogue Theater Festival is excited to be making a splash into the NYC festival scene. We are proud to bring to life pieces that have never seen the stage before and seasoned pieces that have been performed all over the world.. Let's make a wave!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2020
Legendary Broadway casting director Jay Binder is stepping down from his company Binder Casting. Jay Binder has cast over 70 Broadway productions, including the Tony Award winning productions of The Lion King, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, Dames At Sea, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Gypsy, The King and I, Lost in Yonkers and more.
by Student Blogger: Nolan Robinson - Jan 9, 2020
When I was younger I never quite understood the hype surrounding the end of a year and the start of a new one. The traditions of counting down the last minute of New Year's Eve, making loud noises and yells when the clock struck twelve, engaging in champagne toasts with my family are moments of this precious holiday that I took part in, but I never really grasped the beauty behind why we do these things, and what they really mean.
by Richard Sasanow - Jan 8, 2021
Looks can be deceiving, as the New Year’s Eve edition of the Met’s “Live in Concert” series proved in abundance. But could even the talent of four wonderful singers--sopranos, Angel Blue and Pretty Yende and a matching pair of tenors, Javier Camarena and Matthew Polenzani-- breathe new life in a program filled with warhorses, from “Che gelida manina” from BOHEME to that Neopolitan classic, “O sole mio”? In a word: Yes.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 5, 2021
Legendary children's musician Laurie Berkner has hurdled pandemic-related obstacles to bring her 14th album, Let’s Go! to children and families.
by Alex Freeman - Jan 4, 2021
As we turn the calendar to 2021, we can't leave the lessons learned in 2020 behind us.
by Ben Cameron - Jan 4, 2020
@bwaysessions2019 is officially over and we wanted to take a moment to look back on some highlights from the past decade of Broadway Sessions. We're currently in the midst of our 12th Season and we could not be more grateful for all of our performers, audience members, open mic-ers, followers and supporters. It is an honor to be one of NYC's longest-running cabaret shows. Thank you to everybody for your continued support over the years, and we cannot wait to see what 2020 has in store! Be sure to follow along on our social media (@bwaysessions) We hope everybody has a safe and happy New Year!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 3, 2020
Today's top stories: Jake Gyllenhaal will produce and lead a film adaptation of Fun Home, and more!
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jan 29, 2021
The new Clubhouse App is allowing theatre to go to newer heights and reach millions.
by Bobby Patrick - Jan 2, 2021
Janice Hall and Adam B. Shapiro Bring Some Cheer For The New Year With their (Still A)Live From Shapiro Hall: Part 4: WHAT THE HELL, IT'S CHRISTMAS On The YouTubes
by Stephi Wild - Jan 2, 2020
Happy new year, poppets! Mrs. Doubtfire hits Broadway in 2020, and we're kicking off the year with a brand new trailer for the show.
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Jan 18, 2021
With recorded lectures, I’ll be able to study backstage techniques repeatedly, and whenever I don’t know how to do something, I’ll always be able to refer to my professor’s videos!
by Gil Kaan - Jan 15, 2020
Next up for L.A. Theatre Works will be Qui Nguyen's VIETGONE, set to be recorded live at the James Bridges Theater on the UCLA campus for four performances beginning January 24, 2020. East West Players' Producing Artistic Director Emeritus Tim Dang will direct this semi-fictional tale of how Qui's parents met in an Arkansas relocation camp. The talented cast includes Will Dao, Desirée Mee Jung, Greg Watanabe, Paul Yen and Jeena Yi. I grabbed the opportunity, after all these years of knowing him, to interview the creative force behind the early development of the East West Players - Tim Dang.
by Student Blogger: Michael Scuotto - Jan 14, 2021
For as long as I can remember, I’ve turned to music, and more specifically musical theatre, to help me sort out my feelings.
by Linnae Medeiros - Jan 13, 2020
This is SO not grool! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Erika Henningsen has set her departure date from Mean Girls on Broadway. The actress announced on Instagram that she will be departing on February 22. To celebrate her incredible run, we're looking back at her journey at North Shore High, from the casting announcement to the D.C. run to Broadway opening and beyond. Check it all out!
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 12, 2021
They say you should write about what you know, and Jessica Hendy did just that. Well look at her now.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 11, 2021
With the start of a new year, two producers of different art have chosen to turn their friendship and their mutual experience into a new venture all their own.
by Student Blogger: Caiti Ho - Jan 11, 2021
I am excited for very few things this year because I don’t know what will happen this year.
by Lindsay Kruger - Feb 9, 2019
Welcoming 2019 with a heartwarming rom-com, HAPPY NEW YEAR (A PLAY WITH SONGS) is the latest adaption by David Kramer brought to the Fugard stage. Starring Bianca Flanders and Dean Balie, the play follows two out-of-luck and out-of-love souls in a hilarious and captivating whirlwind adventure of a weekend. Nicolas Kent, the London-based, award-winning director at the helm of the production, chats to Broadway World South Africa about his directorial beginnings at university, international aspirations, and involvement in this anticipated production.
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 Lindsay Kruger - Feb 22, 2019
The latest adaption from David Kramer, HAPPY NEW YEAR (A PLAY WITH SONGS) is brought to the Fugard Studio this season as a delightful romcom with international direction behind it and local talent at its forefront.
by David Clarke - Feb 2, 2019
When it comes to RENT being on broadcast television, it was always going to be a dicey experience. Diehard fans were sure to be disappointed by lines altered to be in compliance with the FCC. Then, casting a handful of pop performers over trained actors was sure to lead to questionable character choices throughout the evening. Sony Masterworks Broadway's RENT (Original Soundtrack of the Fox Live Television Event) drives these points home with all the subtly of a sledgehammer bludgeoning a nail.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2019
Eric Abraham and The Fugard Theatre present the South African premiere of HAPPY NEW YEAR, a hilarious, heart-warming rom com, adapted by South African icon David Kramer from the hit, award-winning play MIDSUMMER (A Play With Songs) by David Greig and Gordon McIntyre.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 12, 2020
The nominees for the prestigious 55th Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards have been unveiled.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 9, 2020
Kyle Featherstone, more commonly known as Feather, is back on the release radar with his highly-anticipated sophomore single ‘Smoke’, featuring vocals from famed L.A. based artist Lostboycrow.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020
The Harlem Cultural Collaborative closes out the 2020 Harlem Renaissance community centennial celebration with Strike Up The Band: HBCUs Marching Into The Harlem Renaissance. on Saturday, December 12th at 4pm.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 9, 2019
ABC and the PEANUTS gang will ring in the new year with the animated PEANUTS special, “Happy New Year, Charlie Brown,” created by late cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, along with “She's a Good Skate, Charlie Brown,” THURSDAY, DEC. 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. (TV-G)  (Rebroadcast. OAD: 12/23/09)
by Carolan Trbovich - Dec 30, 2019
Disney's Aladdin Lights Up The Straz With A Mega Production
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 29, 2020
COVID-19 has halted most all live concerts across the country but that isn't stopping iconic country group ALABAMA from bringing music to its fans this New Year's Eve.
by Linnae Medeiros - Dec 29, 2019
It's gonna be a happy new year! As we get ready to say goodbye to 2019, we're getting in on the celebration by taking a look back at some of the past year's standout New Years Eve's performances from Broadway favorites on 'New Year's Rockin' Eve.' Get ready to ring in the 2020s with the videos from the casts of Jersey Boys, American Idiot, On Your Feet!, and more!
by Peter Nason - Dec 29, 2019
freeFall Theatre, American Stage, Jobsite, Stageworks and a slew of community theatre companies all promise exciting shows this year.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 23, 2020
Joseph C. Townsend turned up in a group show one day, and he's been turning heads ever since.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2020
New Year’s Eve celebrations will look a little different for many this year in the community of Plymouth, Wisconsin, home of Sartori Cheese. The annual Sartori Big Cheese Drop, nationally lauded as one of the country’s quirkiest New Year’s Eve traditions, will be going virtual in the interest of public safety.
by Fiona Scott - Dec 21, 2020
“Out of the box” thinking has become a mantra that many - including myself - have adopted during these COVID times.
by Gil Kaan - Dec 21, 2020
Tony and Grammy winner John Lloyd Young's not letting lockdown keeping him  from working his melodious pipes. Fresh from this livestreaming concert VEGAS HOLIDAY earlier this month, John takes to the Feinstein's at Vitello's stage to livestream his show HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021. In between rehearsals and creating new rhinestone works, John found a few spare moments to answer a few of my queries.
by Peter Nason - Dec 21, 2019
25 Shows & Performances in the Tampa Bay Area That Rocked Our World from 2010 to 2019!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 20, 2019
See the lineup of shows coming Soon to Great AZ Puppet Theater.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2019
A star-studded cast has been announced for a new Fugard Theatre production of Athol Fugard's masterpiece a?oeMASTER HAROLDa??a??AND THE BOYS which marks the start of the Fugard Theatre's 2020 season and tenth birthday year. (The Fugard was born on 12 February 2010.)
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 27, 2020
Returning with more gut-wrenching stories showcasing tragedies whose repercussions reverberate throughout society, IMPACT OF MURDER returns for a second season to ID.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 11, 2019
What's it like to be a "cultural leader" who has created many successes only to find you have to begin again? What's it like to reach a certain age and a certain status then to revisit your life, to take stock, to reassess?
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.