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Alvin Theatre

(New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 30, 2020
She meant a lot to many. Here's one man's story.
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
Beginning in September, through the remainder of the year, CW Seed will be adding more than 300 hours of programming to its growing roster of beloved series.
by Jim Munson - Sep 2, 2020
As the San Francisco Bay Area reaches six months of sheltering-in-place, the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for mental health have become more prevalent than ever. In response, The Marsh is bringing back virtual LIVE performances (with post-event discussions) of Brian Copelanda??s captivating drama a?oeThe Waiting Period.a?? This deeply moving and surprisingly funny work that outlines his own struggles with depression and suicidal thought has been shown to literally save lives. The first performance will be Saturday, September 5th at 7:30pm PDT, with 5 subsequent performances on alternate Sundays at 5:00pm from September 13th through November 8th. All performances are offered free of charge. Please visit The Marsh website for additional information. As people around the world continue to navigate the potential health and financial impacts of the ongoing pandemic, Copeland knew that offering performances of a?oeThe Waiting Perioda?? would provide a safe space and support system for those in need during these trying times. BroadwayWorld had the pleasure of speaking with Copeland twice in recent months about the show and his long, fascinating career. In two decades as a successful standup comedian, he opened for musical icons such as Smokey Robinson and Aretha Franklin. He has also hosted popular, long-running talk shows on KGO radio and TV. He is perhaps best known as creator and star of numerous of solo shows, including a?oeNot a Genuine Black Mana?? which he developed at The Marsh and remains the longest-running solo show in Bay Area history.
by Broadwaysted - Sep 19, 2019
This week, the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to be joined by Jenna Rubaii from the 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar! We're pouring out Montelobos Mezcal, Milagro Tequila, and Barr Hill Gin with a 'tear-and-share' lime as Jenna spills about the exciting, music-focused Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, flying around the country upside-down in American Idiot, and the differences in international audiences' reactions.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Miss Mona Stangley and her Girls have arrived in Downtown Arlington to have a darn-tootin' great time opening Theatre Arlington's 47th season with the award-winning musical, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. This charming, fun-loving musical by Carol Hall, Larry L. King and Peter Masterson, based loosely on the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas, recounts the story of Miss Mona's cozy little brothel that was popular with senators, mayors and football teams and protected by the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. Times are good for Miss Mona's Girls until a TV evangelist's cameras and righteous indignation interfere. The lively tale is told with a bit of bawdy humor and high-energy production numbers, with sweet ballads and sentimentality thrown in, and is meant for mature audiences but as Miss Mona says, a?oethere's nothing dirty going on.a??
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) will hold its 2019 gala fundraiser, Celebrating A Creative Jamaica, on October 29th, honoring three important and respected leaders in their fields. The Honorees include Obba Babatunde, a celebrated, award-winning entertainer, Broadway, film and television star, whose career spans more than four decades, winner of a daytime Emmy for his role in CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful, nominated for a Tony for his role in the original Broadway cast of Dreamgirls, Critic's Circle Awards-winner for the musical Sammy, NAACP Image Award-winner for A Soldier's Play; and will next be seen on the new season of the CBS series SWAT(starring Shemar Moore), and in the Hulu produced series, Little Fires Everywhere, starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. The other honorees are New York Public Advocate, Jumaane D. Williams, one of New York City's rising political stars, who prior to winning the seat vacated by State Attorney General Leticia James, served on the NYC Council representing the 45th District; and Marilyn F. Booker, a career financial specialist with Morgan Stanley who heads up their Urban Markets Group, an attorney who is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Spelman College and considered one of the most influential women of power.
by Ben Rimalower - Oct 9, 2019
Actor-singer-dancer-choreographer Adam Fleming became a part of Broadway history originating the roles of Sketch in Hairspray and Lucas in Bare. In 2005, he starred in David Brind and Adam Salky's acclaimed short film, Dare, about two teenage boys' tense, spark-filled encounter in a pool following high school play practice. Dare gained a cult following as part of Strand Releasing's 'Boys Life' series and ultimately achieved worldwide popularity via more than 12 Million views on Youtube. The fan fervor (and fan fiction!) eventually inspired a sequel, ten years later. The original and the sequel are now being presented together as The Dare Project and attracting new legions of fans.
by Jade Kops - Oct 5, 2019
'Against a backdrop of Tory cuts, high unemployment and the deregulated economy of 1970s Britain, a young urban guerrilla group mobilises: The Angry Brigade. Their targets: MPs, embassies, police, pageant queens. A world of order is shattered by anarchy and the rules have changed. An uprising has begun. No one is exempt.' The New Theatre impresses us again with their production of James Graham's The Angry Brigade.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020
A new one-woman physical comedy show created by LA-based comic performer, Gemma Soldati, marks a return of live theatre to New Hampshire Theatre Project as it opens up its 2020-2021 MainStage Season.
by Chelcy Harrell - Oct 28, 2019
BWW met with Lyric Theatre's own Frank-N-Furter, Eric Ulloa, for an in-depth look beneath the layers of glue stick and glitter at Ulloa's physical and mental transformation into the cult classic's sweet transvestite.
by Nancy Grossman - Oct 18, 2019
The National (non-equity) Tour of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL settled in at the Boch Center's Wang Theatre this week and brought out families and children raised on the beloved Nickelodeon series. Joining a long list of animated shows adapted into Broadway musicals, this one is set apart by the clever collaboration with a wide variety of popular artists who composed individual songs, seamlessly curated, orchestrated, and arranged by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner Tom Kitt (of Next to Normal). Based on the television series by Stephen Hillenburg, it was conceived and directed by Tina Landau and features a book by Kyle Jarrow, but the eclectic score is the crème de la crème of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Chicken Ranch has shut down and is making the way for the Hundred Acre Wood in downtown Arlington, as Theatre Arlington turns their attention to children and families, with the musical, Winnie the Pooh, written by Steven D. Morris with music by Don Powers. This adaptation of A.A. Milne's classic story brings Winnie, Tigger, Piglet, Eeyore, Christopher Robin and all their friends to life and was originally written and staged by Steven D. Morris and Don Powers in 1986. At that time, Morris was the theater's first Children's Theatre Director and was frustrated by the lack of entertaining scripts for children, so a few years earlier he set out to create his own with his talented friend, Don Powers, who composed all the new music.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Oct 15, 2019
There's a new Dance Movie, which opened nationwide Friday, October 11th, that's sure to advance the genre in popularity.  In the last few decades “Dirty Dancing,” “Footloose,” “Flashdance,” “Saturday Night Fever,” “Staying Alive” and more recently “La La Land” all caused quite a stir when they hit theatres, and many of them are still quite popular today.   “High Strung Free Dance” and it's predecessor “High Strung' (2016) has everything you could want to see and hear in a film about dance, music and dancers. Written and produced by professional dancer Janine Best Damian “Solid Gold” and numerous film and television appearances, and her talented actor/singer/director/composer/husband Michael Damian (Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”/Broadway; 18 years appearing on “The Young and the Restless,” among many other credits for directing, as a vocalist and creating soundtracks for films he's also directed). This latest film is one out of 13 films he has written and produced with Janeen, as well as directed; ”Marley and Me: The Puppy Years,' the “Flicka” franchise, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
With the world première of Emily White's Pavilion running at the theatre, and the company's large-scale promenade show Mold Riots about to take to the streets, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey and Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford today announces the company's new season, which centres on two world premières by Seiriol Davies and Alan Harris.
by Broadwaysted - Oct 11, 2019
This week the Broadwaysted crew is thrilled to be chatting and laughing with singer-songwriter and former Jersey Boys on Broadway star, Michael Longoria! This week we're pouring out Milagro Tequila and picturing the 'Movies in our Minds' as Michael spills about his newest album, 'Like They Do in the Movies' released by Broadway Records (oh HEY Robbie Rozelle!) Michael shares about his experience joining the Broadway smash hit Hairspray for his Broadway debut, the wild ride of Jersey Boys on Broadway, and the inspiration behind selecting each of the fantastic movie songs on his amazing new album.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
EPIC Players Inclusion Company announced their final production of 2019, a neuro-inclusive adaptation of Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice. The production runs December 6 - 15 at HERE's mainstage in SoHo. Opening night is slated for December 6.
by Kay Alexandra - Nov 19, 2019
It takes approximately 30 seconds to sing 16 bars of music. This is typically the requested audition cut of a song. If performers are lucky, they get 32, which allows them all of a minute to prove themselves.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2019
Ariana Grande has revealed in an Instagram story that she is sick and may need to cancel an upcoming concert.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 11, 2019
Sam Harvey is one cast member who has been with the show since the beginning. In a really fun interview session, I learned he comes back every year because he loves sharing Christmas with the world...and longs for the chicken nuggets at Japanese convenient stores??
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Nov 11, 2019
On the surface Geva Theatre Center's Fielding Studio series production of QUEEN examines the potential devastation caused by the dwindling honeybee population due to Colony Collapse Disorder. This first look seems to indicate that Madhuri Shekar's play will be another social drama about the capitalistic monolith and its insidious corruption in greedy pursuit of wealth. Monsanto stands as the corporate boogeyman that needs to be taken down to save the bees and thereby rescue the planet. The plot could be linear and predictable, clearly establishing villain and hero. Thankfully, Shekar's play delivers a much more complex and thoughtful dramatic work.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 10, 2019
You never know what's just around the corner and that's the fascinating thing about discovering cabaret artists who are new to your milieu. Last night it was at the corner of 71st Street and 2nd Avenue at the Beach Cafe. Friend Ron Abel, one of the music industry's preeminent pianists/ arranger/music directors in his heads up to me about this artist said …“Sometimes you get lucky. You get to work with a smart actress whose ability to understand a lyric translates to her being able to take the song to a place that people haven't heard before. And then, she has the vocal range and ability to take it that one step further.” That folks is Lianne Marie Dobbs who while new to me is well known by cabaret enthusiasts.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Door Shakespeare has cancelled its 2020 summer season.'Wittenberg,' 'Hamlet,' and 'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]' were scheduled to run in repertory in the Garden at Björklunden from July 1 through August 24.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
NBC DFW has reported that while Texas Governor Greg Abbott has issued guidelines for the reopening of businesses including movie theaters, restaurants and more, entertainment and arts venues like theaters have not received guidance from the government on how to begin operations, and many are figuring out how to move forward. 
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 6, 2020
The country-western singer and gay rights activist is playing smaller venues and this month he will debut at Birdland with his personal hits and personal friends. Stephen Mosher has a one on one to talk about it all, out in the open
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
For the past eleven years, California Roots Music & Arts Festival has been bringing the best reggae, roots music, rock, hip hop and psychedelic art center stage to the iconic Monterey County Fair and Event Center. To celebrate “International Women's Day,” the festival is proud to highlight artists HIRIE, Nattali Rize, Vana Liya and Artikal Sound System fronted by Logan Rex on their 2020 lineup. DJs also bringing the vibes include Kayla Kush and Lexy Love. In addition to the talent on stage, behind stage has plenty to celebrate with a staff of over 70% women bosses!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2020
Watch Katharine McPhee and David Foster sing with special guest Jeremy Jordan in their Instagram Live concert!
by TV Scoop - Mar 2, 2020
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of GREY's ANATOMY, airing on ABC on Monday, March 2, 2020!
by Broadwaysted - Mar 1, 2020
This week, the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to sit down and share some laughs with the legendary Luba Mason, one of the stars of the new Broadway musical Girl From The North Country.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020
'Hackett Miller's Rat Pack Show,' now in its eleventh season, announced a new live, virtual experience, combining the music of yesteryear with the technology of today.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Regis Philbin, legendary television host, has died at age 88.
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 8, 2020
The Nebraska Thespian Society held its 2020 festival this past weekend at the Holland Performing Arts Center and the Double Tree Omaha. Nebraska Thespians is one of the chapters of the Educational Theatre Association which sponsors the International Thespian Society.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Theatre Arlington begins 2020 with a knockout punch in Ripcord, opening on January 10th. This hilariously inappropriate comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, David Lindsay-Abaire, introduces us to Abby and Marilyn, residents of the Bristol Place Senior Living Facility, who have been forced to share a room, despite being polar opposites. Abby, the cantankerous one, is forced to share her quarters with new-arrival Marilyn, the chipper one. Of course, Abby has no choice but to get rid of the infuriatingly happy Marilyn by any means necessary. A harmless bet between these mature ladies quickly escalates to a dangerous game of one-upmanship, revealing not just the tenacity of these worthy opponents, but also deeper truths that each would rather remain hidden.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
One of the longest-running musical partnerships in Broadway history, lyricist and director Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire, will be honored, along with a diverse group of 17 other outstanding artists, at the 35th Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 9 at Gotham Comedy Club (208 West 23rd Street). As is the Bistro Awards tradition, the evening will feature performances by the winners.
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2020
One of the longest-running musical partnerships in Broadway history, lyricist and director Richard Maltby, Jr. and composer David Shire, will be honored, along with a diverse group of 17 other outstanding artists, at the 35th Annual Bistro Awards on Monday, March 9 at Gotham Comedy Club, 208 W. 23rd St.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2021
This Friday, January 29, Brevard Music Center (BMC) will perform something a little out of the ordinary for a regional audience of hundreds of citizens.  BMC will host Covid vaccinations for 400 area residents and has pledged to continue Covid testing and vaccinations for the general public as long as they are needed.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
In addition to the previously announced world premières of Milky Peaks and For The Grace of You Go I, Tamara Harvey and Liam Evans-Ford, Artistic Director and Executive Director of Theatr Clwyd today announce further programming for their 2020 season, which will include a major revival of Steve Waters' The Contingency Plan a?" in a co-production with the Donmar Warehouse, the world première of Project Hush, and Beauty and the Beast, the company's twenty-third annual rock 'n' roll pantomime, which sees Harvey make her pantomime directorial debut. The company today also announces the full cast and tour dates for Seiriol Davies' Milky Peaks.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2021
On Wednesday, February 17, at 5 p.m. Pacific Time, Mansi Kasliwal (MS '07, PhD '11), assistant professor of astronomy in Caltech's Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy, continues the 2020–2021 Watson Lecture season by exploring “What Cosmic Fireworks Unveil About the Universe.”
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
 HBO Max announced today that actress, activist and host Jameela Jamil will MC and judge Legendary, the 9-episode unscripted voguing competition series from Scout Productions. Additionally, the streamer comes ready to battle with a judge panel that will chant, chop and destroy each ball featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Law Roach, Leiomy Maldonado alongside a weekly rotating guest judge with commentary by Dashaun Wesley and DJ MikeQ at the turntable.
by TV News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
HBO Max announced today that actress, activist and host Jameela Jamil will MC and judge Legendary, the 9-episode unscripted voguing competition series from Scout Productions. Additionally, the streamer comes ready to battle with a judge panel that will chant, chop and destroy each ball featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Law Roach, Leiomy Maldonado alongside a weekly rotating guest judge with commentary by Dashaun Wesley and DJ MikeQ at the turntable.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
The Chocolate Factory Theater ( has announced the premiere of Good Day God Damn, a new performance by Stephanie Acosta. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased in advance at (212) 352-3101 or
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 2, 2020
Lianne Marie Dobbs brought her highly acclaimed show to The Green Room 42 last night. “Why Can't A Woman Be More Like A Man…? first premiered at The Beach Cafe and this enhanced version for the larger space was just as effective. Here's our report then which still holds true. Leanne had Ken Ard and Travis Poelle join her at the Green Room. Pianist Ron Abel supplied the highly effective arrangements.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020
The National Theatre of Scotland presents The Enemy by Kieran Hurley after Henrik Ibsen's 'An Enemy of the People.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The West End production of Dear Evan Hansen will hold a special performance in aid of The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Tuesday 25 February 2020.
by Fiona Scott - Feb 11, 2021
It may be a while before we can pack ourselves into a concert hall again, sadly. That said, with more and more people listening to classical music while staying at home, we thought it would be helpful to share a BroadwayWorld beginner’s guide to classical music.
by Brett Cullum - Feb 10, 2020
Narratively ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE simply combines three soldiers in Korea, Vietnam, and Iraq.  They represent a grandfather, a father, and a son who all go through similar experiences in the wars of their respective eras.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2020
It's the Alaska Native Scrooge you've never seen before! Tlingit and Dena'ina playwright Vera Starbard, known for the Peabody Award-winning children's animated program Molly of Denali and stage productions like last year's Devilfish has penned a modern take on the classic Dickens Christmas tale. Perseverance Theatre presents the online production of A Tlingit Christmas Carol as a gift to the community that has supported it for so long.
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2019
Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey teamed up in one sweater to play against guest host Ellie Kemper and tWitch in a holiday version of the Sidekick deck of “Heads Up!”
by Gil Kaan - Aug 24, 2019
The west coast premiere of Jen Silverman's WITCH will launch the Geffen Playhouse's 2019/2020 season, having begun previews August 20, 2019. Originally commissioned by and premiering at Writers Theatre, WITCH centers on a charming outsider arriving to the quiet village of Edmonton bargaining for souls in exchange for the villagers' darkest wishes. I had the opportunity to delve into the sharp, clever mind of Jen Silverman on her creation of WITCH.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020
In BroadwayWorld Remix, we want our readers to make their own art for a particular show. This week's show is Hamilton!