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Forrest Theatre (Philadelphia, PA)
1114 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA

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book: Bruce Sussman; lyrics: Bruce Sussman; music: Barry Manilow; dir: Tony Speciale.



Review: THE FANTASTICKS Enchants with Original Off-Broadway Staging Thanks to Director Sherman Wayne at Theatre Palisades
by Shari Barrett - Sep 8, 2017

There are many reasons why THE FANTASTICKS original off-Broadway production ran a total of 42 years and 17,162 performances, making it the world's longest-running musical which continues to enchant audiences around the world. Aside from it being a 'Romeo and Juliet' type story we can all relate to, but with a much happier ending, its most well-known song, 'Try to Remember,' speaks to everyone wanting to go back to a time in our lives when all things were much more simple, romantic, and totally carefree. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for the Inaugural FESTIVAL OF ARABIC MUSIC & ARTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Canadian Arabic Orchestra (CAO) is pleased to announce that single tickets are now on sale for the first annual Festival of Arabic Music & Arts (FAMA), running from October 28 - November 12, 2017. Passes have almost sold out for the Festival that brings together local and international artists to perform across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). (more...)

WILD HORSES to Continue Rolling World Premiere at Rochester's CenterStage at the JCC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Wild Horses by Allison Gregory at Associate Member CenterStage at the JCC (Rochester, NY September 9-23, 2017). (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

WATCH: Shatterproof Releases New Music Video for 'Definition Of Fine'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The violin-based Alternative band, Shatterproof, have released visuals for their single 'Definition Of Fine'. The track is off of the band's latest self titled EP, recorded at The Blasting Room, produced/engineered by Chris Beeble (more...)

York Theatre Company to Fete Emerging Musical Theatre Writers with 'NEO 2017' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes the return of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring new works by emerging musical theatre writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick. (more...)

Abraham Brody to Kick Off National Sawdust Residency This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The (mostly) Vilnius, Lithuania-based multi-instrumentalist and composer Abraham Brody is artist-in-residence at Brooklyn's National Sawdust for the venue's third season in 2017-18. (more...)

Kelly Clarkson, Derek Hough & More Set for AMERICA'S GOT TALENT Season Finale on NBC
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Superstars Kelly Clarkson, Shania Twain, Derek Hough, James Arthur, Kevin Nealon, Jeff Dunham and Season Two winner Terry Fator are set to perform on the live two-hour season finale of the most-watched season in the 12-year history of summer's #1 show, NBC's AMERICA'S GOT TALENT (more...)

BWW First Person: BANDSTAND Heals at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
by Matt Hanson - Sep 19, 2017

In his earliest memory, my grandfather is four years old. The year is 1919 and he stands on his tenement building in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, where he watches an army parade. Soldiers are returning from the Great War, and eternal peace on Earth seems possible. (more...)

BWW Review: Sunny, Sublime THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Dazzles at The Gamm
by Veronica Bruscini - Sep 19, 2017

Pawtucket's Gamm Theatre opens its season with Oscar Wilde's comedic masterwork THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, and the company delivers an utterly superlative production. Everything about this EARNEST is absolutely right in every way. The Gamm's cast is magnificent, the stagecraft of the finest quality, and the direction flawless. If there is one theatrical experience not to be missed in Rhode Island this year, the Gamm's EARNEST is it. (more...)

Pegasus Opera Company present CELEBRATE PEGASUS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Pegasus Opera Company honours the life of its founder Lloyd Newton and Black History month by staging Celebrate Pegasus! concert on Thursday 5 October at the Actors Church (St Paul's) Covent Garden, Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED. The concert will be performed from 7.30-9.30pm with a reception following the concert. (more...)

Members of the LA Phil and YOLA to Perform Free Neighborhood Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic, along with First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, presents a free chamber music Neighborhood Concert at the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles on Sunday, September 24, at 4 PM. (more...)

Cast Complete for GOBSMACKED! a Cappella Touring Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, has announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. (more...)

A Cappella Show GOBSMACKED!, Headed to Chicago, Finds Full Touring Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. The tour will kick-off in Detroit and highlights include Charlotte, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Chicago. (more...)

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra Returns to Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra returns to Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 14 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 p.m. Its all-original music draws inspiration from China's 5,000 years of civilization, with its rich array of dynasties and peoples, and breathes new life into themes and musical styles from ancient times. Classical works from the European tradition complement each concert. (more...)

Indie Pop Band Dollshot Announces Sophomore Album 'Lalande'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Indie-pop band Dollshot is Rosie and Noah K, husband and wife, a beguiling voice and a killer sax. Rosalie, from small-town Virginia, and Noah, from Topanga Canyon, meet at New England Conservatory (more...)

BWW Review: Next Stop's DISGRACED a Stunning, Necessary Examination of All-American Prejudice
by Andrew White - Sep 18, 2017

Stop for a moment to think how things have changed; how the election of Donald Trump and the imposition of a travel ban on Muslims and openly anti-immigrant, pro-white nationalist sentiment have torn away at the nation. It is no wonder that Akhtar's searing drama deserves its place on the stage right here, and right now. (more...)

Review Roundup: AIN'T TOO PROUD - The Temptations Musical - at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

A new musical, AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS chronicles the journey of five young men on the streets of Detroit who became music legends. The show runs through October 22 at Berkeley Rep Theatre, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

National Touring Cast Announced For GOBSMACKED! The Amazing A Cappella & Beatboxing Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generationa cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. (more...)

GOBSMACKED! Tour, Kicking Off in Detroit, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Broadway In Detroit and Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, have announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production GOBSMACKED! The sensational, next-generation a cappella show will play The Fisher Theatre for a limited engagement November 3-5. (more...)

VIDEO: BANDSTAND Says Goodbye to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

BANDSTAND danced its way off of Broadway today after a highly successful run at the Jacobs theatre. The show ran 24 previews and 166 regular performances. Bandstand began performances on March 31, 2017, and officially opened April 26. Tony Award winning choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler took the stage to give the final curtain call speech. (more...)

Ain't They Proud: Take a Look Back at BANDSTAND
by Marissa Sblendorio - Sep 17, 2017

The Tony Award-winning production of the new American musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton, In The Heights) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will conclude its run on Broadway today, Sunday, September, 17, 2017 following 24 previews and 166 regular performances. Bandstand began performances on March 31, 2017, and officially opened April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

Tim J. Lord Selected as First Ever Recipient of The Apothetae & Lark Playwriting Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Apothetae, a theater company committed to the production of works that explore and illuminate the Disabled Experience, and The Lark, a play development lab devoted to equity, community, and the power of an individual artistic voice, are thrilled to announce the inaugural recipient of The Apothetae and Lark Playwriting Fellowship for a Disabled writer is Tim J. Lord. (more...)

Legacy Recordings Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Mariah Carey's 'Butterfly' with 12' Vinyl Picture Disc
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Mariah Carey's Butterfly with the release of a collector's edition 12' vinyl picture discfeaturing the album's iconic original cover photo and a special note from Mariah to her fanson Friday, October 20. (more...)

Soon-to-Be-Crowned Winner of AMERICA'S GOT TALENT to Headline at Planet Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The upcoming winner of NBC's top-rated summer series America's Got Talent will be rewarded by headlining an exclusive engagement of America's Got Talent Live, a stage show version of the NBC #1 rated television show of the summer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Barnes-Storming in THE WAKE WORLD of Composer David Hertzberg
by Richard Sasanow - Sep 15, 2017

The last of the new operas at the center of Opera Philadelphia's O17 opera fest is THE WAKE WORLD, a chamber piece written by composer/librettist David Hertzberg and directed by RB Schlather. It opens on Monday September 18 at the Barnes collection--the great museum in central Philadelphia--and promises a one-of-a-kind experience for those savvy enough to snare a ticket. (Its five performances are sold out.) (more...)

CONTRASHOCK: Brings Two Days of High Energy Dancing and Live Music to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

On Friday, September 22nd and Saturday, September 23rd, Country Dance*New York (CD*NY) and Brooklyn Contra will present Contrashock!, two days of contra dancing and live, high energy music with three of the most in-demand contra dance bands, Great Bear, The Ripples and Pete's Posse, and two nationally renowned callers, Will Mentor and Maggie Jo Saylor. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Complete for Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Seth Zvi Rosenfeld's Downtown Race Riot, with Cristian DeMeo, David Levi, Moise Morancy, Daniel Oreskes, Sadie Scott, Daniel Sovich, and as previously announced, Chlo Sevigny. (more...)

The Hazelnuts Take Audiences on Journey Back to 1930's New Orleans
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Hazelnuts are an Israel-based tight vocal Harmony trio backed by a vintage jazz/swing band - an acoustic guitar, double bass, a washboard player and trumpet. (more...)

BWW review: WILD GOOSE DREAMS at the La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 14, 2017

WILD GOOSE DREAMS at the La Jolla Playhouse is a play that juxtaposes the familiar and the unfamiliar, the real and dreamlike. It's a drama that is incredibly funny, it explores family dynamics by separating families, it deals with realities by augmenting it with fantastical elements, it talks about technology as a thing that connects and isolates, and it has a penguin keeps showing up unexpectedly. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company to Host Holiday Reading of MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by longtime Company member and Producing Associate Ariel Bock. This funny, warm-hearted holiday story, will have a special limited run from December 15 - 17 in the Elayne P. Bernstein Theatre. (more...)

Matisyahu and Common Kings Announce Coast-to-Coast 'Broken Crowns Tour'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Few artists have left a lasting impression on live audiences like GRAMMY-nominated superstar Matisyahu and Common Kings. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ximena Garnica of FRANTIC BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 14, 2017

The multidisciplinary duo Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya and the LEIMAY Ensemble return to BAM Fisher with FRANTIC BEAUTY, the newest evening-length work representing the mid-point in their BECOMING pentalogy. Combining the LEIMAY Ensemble's signature physicality layered over vivid visual landscapes, this world premiere reflects on society's pursuit of and relationship to beauty. The piece features an original score by Emmy-winning composer Jeff Beal (House of Cards). (more...)

Dule Hill, Daniel J. Watts to Star in LIGHTS OUT: NAT 'KING' COLE World Premiere at People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Fear the Walking Dead star and Philadelphia native Colman Domingo partners with nationally-acclaimed theatre-maker Patricia McGregor to co-author Lights Out: Nat 'King' Cole, a surprising and unsettling exploration of race and the American Dream. McGregor will also direct. (more...)

National Geographic Presents New Series THE STORY OF US WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, 10/11
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

National Geographic will seek to answer these big questions and many more with new series THE STORY OF US WITH MORGAN FREEMAN, premiering Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 9/8c on National Geographic (more...)

Marsha Mason Directs Arizona Theatre Company's Season-Opening Performance CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

VIDEO: Fifth Harmony Perform, Play 'Flinch' on LATE LATE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, music guest Fifth Harmony performed 'He Like That' for the Stage 56 audience. Later, James invites the women of Fifth Harmony to play a game of Flinch. (more...)

Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017-2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force one-man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. (more...)

Vivaldi, Bach & Handel Featured in The Falmouth Chorale's BAROQUE SPLENDOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Falmouth Chorale, under the direction of John Yankee, presents Baroque Splendor in two fall concerts on Saturday, October 21, and Sunday, October 22, 4 pm at John Wesley United Methodist Church, 270 Gifford Street in Falmouth. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the creative team for the next show of the Globe's 2017 2018 Season, acclaimed actor and playwright James Lecesne's tour-de-force one-man show, The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey. This thoroughly entertaining new play is directed by Tony Speciale and will run September 30 October 29, 2017 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run September 30 October 4, with opening night on Thursday, October 5 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are now on sale. (more...)

José Luis Domínguez Named Interim Artistic Director of NJSO Youth Orchestras
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra has named Jos Luis Dom nguez Interim Artistic Director of the NJSO Youth Orchestras, effective September 16. Dom nguez will work closely with the NJSO Youth Orchestras' artistic faculty and will conduct two of its four ensembles, the Academy Orchestra and Training Ensemble. (more...)

Fall Season Announced at The Brick!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Brick Theater, Inc. presents FALL 2017 Season at The Brick (more...)

Eryc Taylor Dance Returns to Martha Graham Studio Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Eryc Taylor Dance (ETD) will return to Martha Graham Studio Theater, 55 Bethune Street in NYC for three days this October, with five works shown at each performance including the premiere of Eryc Taylor's new choreographic work, Cycles, commissioned by Douglas Sills of The Sills Foundation. (more...)

Scoop: THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN on CBS - 9/12-9/22
by TV Scoop - Sep 12, 2017

Get all the scoop on THE LATE LATE SHOW with JAMES CORDEN, airing on CBS on 9/12-9/22! (more...)

Stage Actress and Recording Artist Rebecca Spencer to Release STILL, STILL, STILL Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Backstage Bistro Award-winning recording artist and Broadway actress Rebecca Spencer (JEKYLL AND HYDE, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) has announced a September 22, 2017 release date for her third recording on the LML Music label, entitled STILL, STILL, STILL. (more...)

Garrison Keillor and Robin & Linda Williams Coming to Capitol Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Three old friends from the earliest days of "A Prairie Home Companion" join together for an evening of Harmony and humor -- and Garrison Keillor will speak of the beauty of being 75 - at the Capitol Center for the Arts (Concord, NH) on Friday, October 6, 2017 at 8PM. (more...)

Three Day Hangover's David Hudson Named Executive Director of New Harmony Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

The New Harmony Project, which has been faithfully serving writers for over three decades, announces that David Hudson will join the organization as its executive director beginning October 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: DAMES AT SEA: Bon Voyage!
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 11, 2017

DAMES AT SEA is a welcome escape from the upheaval of the moment, if only for a couple of hours. The six-member cast shines with an abundance of smiles, vocal belts, and tap routines that they make look easy. Ephie Aardema, who has previously made a few splashes on this stage (HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS, THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, 42ND STREET), is back after a stint on Broadway to play Ruby, that starstruck girl based on the lead character in 42ND STREET. Wearing both the director's hat and the choreographer's character shoes, Associate Artistic Director Ilyse Robbins puts her traditional feel-good imprint on the show. Book your passage now! (more...)

Local A Cappella Group Parkside Harmony to Sing at Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Hershey's own a cappella group, Parkside Harmony will bring their vocals to Hershey Theatre on Saturday, March 3 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: CARMEN at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
by Maria Nockin - Sep 10, 2017

CARMEN, the title character in Georges Bizet's opera, is a young woman who wants the social freedoms nineteenth century men simply took for granted. Sung magnificently by Ana Maria Martinez, Carmen is suave and self-confident, but enroute to certain destruction. Currently, L A Opera is offering an excellent performance of this beloved opera that Angelinos should not miss. (more...)

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