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St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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Suggested by The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder which was an adaptation of Wilder’s The Merchant of Yonkers which was based on the 1835 English farce A Day Well Spent by John Oxenford, and the 1842 Austrian farce Einen Jux Will er Sich Machen by Johann Nestoy


Luther Burbank Center For The Arts and Santa Rosa Symphony Reschedule Symphony Pops Performance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (LBC) and the Santa Rosa Symphony announced the rescheduled performance date for What a Wonderful World: A Tribute to Louis Armstrong as Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 3 p.m. The 2017 2018 Symphony Pops series will now kick-off with A Holly Jolly Pops on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 3 p.m. Tickets for the concert originally scheduled on October 22, 2017 of What a Wonderful World will be honored at the rescheduled performance. New single tickets ($37 $80) will be available for purchase on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 12 p.m. by calling 707-546-3600, online at lutherburbankcenter.org, or at the Luther Burbank Center for the Arts ticket office (50 Mark West Springs Road in Santa Rosa). (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: November 9, 2017
by BWW Special - Nov 9, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)

Music Connects Us All! Meet the Full Company of THE BAND'S VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Nov 9, 2017

The critically acclaimed new Broadway musical THE BAND'S VISIT opens tonight, November 9, 2017, at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). Get ready for tonight's official bows and scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Jim Dale, Lee Roy Reams and More Set for WINTER RHYTHMS 2017 at Urban Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Urban Stages announces the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2017, which will begin Tuesday, December 12 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Saturday, December 23, 2017 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue). (more...)

Photo Coverage: David Hyde Pierce Helps Kick Off the 9th Annual Broadway Salutes
by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2017

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) presented the ninth annual Broadway Salutes ceremony on November 7, 2017 at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th St). BroadwayWorld attended the big day and you can check out full photo coverage here. (more...)

Pushcart Players Headlines Children's Performances at Montclair Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Pushcart Players' 44th Season presents Velveteen Rabbit at United Way Theatre in Montclair NJ on Saturday, December 2 at 11:00 am. The performance is hosted by the Montclair Arts Alliance as part of the inaugural Montclair Arts Festival featuring theater, dance, visual arts, music, and opera. (more...)

Romantic Comedy HOT MESS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

HOT MESS, a romantic comedy by Dan Rothenberg (Suburban Boy; Regretrosexual) and Colleen Crabtree (The Tragic and Horrible Life of the Singing Nun, The Groundlings), and directed by Jonathan Silverstein (tick, tick...BOOM; John & Jen; The Temperamentals), will play The Jerry Orbach Theater at The Theater Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street) beginning tonight, November 7th, and opening on November 16th, it was announced today by producers Jay Alix and Una Jackman. (more...)

Actress Kira Guloien Dishes on Her New Role in HADESTOWN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

Kira Guloien is one of the Canadian actors cast in Ana s Mitchell and Rachel Chavkin's much-anticipated pre-Broadway Canadian Premiere of Hadestown. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce Hosts 9th Annual BROADWAY SALUTES Tonight at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2017

The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) present the ninth annual Broadway Salutes ceremony tonight, November 7, 2017 at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th St). This year's ceremony will be hosted by Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce, who is currently starring in Hello, Dolly! on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: COMPANY & HELLO DOLLY Tie For Best Musical at Berkshire Theatre Critics Awards
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 7, 2017

Critics J. Peter Bergman and Macey Levin once again hosted the ceremony, which saw top honors for Best Play go to the Berkshire Theatre Group's production of David Auburn's Lost Lake, and a tie between Barrington Stage Company's production of Stephen Sondheim's Company and the Mac-Haydn Theatre's production of Hello, Dolly! for Best Musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the Drama League's Tribute to Steve Martin
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 7, 2017

Just last night, the Drama League honored Steve Martin - whose prolific body of work has earned him an Academy Award, five Grammy Awards, an Emmy, the Mark Twain Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors - at its fall gala at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Donna Murphy!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: November 6-12, 2017
by BWW Special - Nov 6, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of November 6-12, 2017. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/5/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/5/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 11/6; Mraz Boosts WAITRESS & More
by BWW Special - Nov 6, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 11/5/2017. (more...)

Starry Lineup Set for Broadway Method Academy's 2017 BROADWAY SINGS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Broadway Method Academy (BMA), a non-profit musical theater-training program, will hold its third annual benefit gala, Broadway Sings, on Monday, November 27 at the prestigious Westport Country Playhouse. (more...)

Breaking: Another Op'nin'! Kelli O'Hara Will Lead Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Revival in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Broadway is going to get hot in 2019. Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) just announced a new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate starring Kelli O'Hara in the hilarious duo leading roles of Kate and Lilli Vanessi. (more...)

THE GRINCH Set To Steal Christmas in Madison
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Overture Center for the Arts is proud to present nine performances of Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical in Madison from Tues., Nov. 21 Sun., Nov. 26, 2017. Prior to arriving to Madison for the performances, The Grinch will make a guest appearance at the inaugural Shine on Madison event on Sat., Nov. 18. (more...)

John O'Hara and Lisa-Marie Parker Unite for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2017

Inspired by Shubert's Wintereisse (A Winter's Journey), December Songs portrays a brokenhearted young woman, wandering the snowy paths of Central Park. In this contemporary tale of her journey, she finds the strength to recover and begin her life anew. Written by prolific Broadway Composer Maury Yeston (Nine, Titanic, Phantom), December Songs will be performed by Lisa-Marie Parker (Les Miserables, Cats, Blood Brothers). (more...)

Rachel Tucker, CURSED CHILD, and More Win Big at West End Wilma Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Yesterday, Friday 3 November 2017, the fourth annual West End Wilma Awards (this year in association with Free@Last TV Ltd), took place at London's Delfont Room in the Prince Of Wales Theatre. (more...)

TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL to Play The Carnegie
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

From a humble Midwestern childhood in Northern Kentucky to topping the charts for nearly five decades, the story of Rosemary Clooney's remarkable journey is the focal point of the next production in The Carnegie's 2017-18 Theatre Series, TENDERLY: THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL, playing weekends Nov. 4 - 19, 2017. (more...)

Katharine McPhee to Join Brian Stokes Mitchell at Dallas Summer Musicals' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2017

Dallas Summer Musicals, Inc. (DSM) celebrated underwriters and sponsors of its 2017 Gala, An Evening with the Best of Broadway, during a private Patron Party on October 12 at the newly redesigned Turtle Room at 3525 Turtle Creek hosted by Andy Smith and Paul von Wupperfeld, 2017 DSM Gala Chairs. Film and stage show-stopper Katharine McPhee was announced as the surprise entertainment for the Gala joining two-time Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell for an unforgettable evening at the Music Hall at Fair Park on November 4, 2017. (more...)

There's a New Headmistress in Town! Meet SCHOOL OF ROCK's New Principal, Analisa Learning
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 3, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical will welcome four new adult cast members to the show this November. (more...)

Analisa Leaming to Play the Principal in Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK; New Stars Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical will welcome four new adult cast members to the show this November. (more...)

Sally Struthers and More to Lead Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS at The Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse have announce the stars of the beloved Irving Berlin classic White Christmas at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, November 29 - December 17. (more...)

VIDEO: Take a Closer Look at Broadway's HELLO, DOLLY! Vinyl Edition
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

Masterworks Broadway is celebrating the release of The New Broadway Cast Recording of Hello, Dolly! starring three-time Grammy Award-winning legend Bette Midler as Dolly Gallagher Levi on vinyl. Watch the video below to get a closer look at all the features, including a 20-page book with production shots, lyrics and liner notes, cover art tributing the 1964 Broadway cast album and more! (more...)

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene Announces Newly Formed Artistic Council
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) announces the formalized creation of an Artistic Council, comprised of renowned theater artists and producers who will work closely with NYTF CEO Christopher Massimine and NYTF Artistic Director Zalmen Mlotek to help steer and advise on the company's programming. The 103-year-old National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene, in residence at the Museum of Jewish Heritage (36 Battery Pl., NYC, 10280), has a unique place in Theatre History as the last-standing of the professional Yiddish Theatres of the Golden Age of 2nd Avenue. (more...)

Theatre Set to Enchant with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Penobscot Theatre Company is proud to present Disney's Beauty and the Beast, December 7-30, 2017, at the historic Bangor Opera House. 'This holiday season,' said Producing Artistic Director Bari Newport, 'gather your loved ones and be our guest, be our guest, put our magic to the test! In keeping with our holiday tradition, this show has all the whistles and one spectacular Belle. With gorgeous scenery, lush costumes and extraordinary talent on stage and in the pit, it will sweep you away!' (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: November 16, 2017
by BWW Special - Nov 16, 2017

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DARLINGHURST NIGHTS Comes to Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

This classic Australian musical takes place on the streets around Hayes Theatre Co. Celebrating the show's 30th anniversary, Hayes Theatre Co will present a new production from Helpmann Award-winning director Lee Lewis (The Bleeding Tree). (more...)

WAITRESS THE MUSICAL in Milwaukee On Sale This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Milwaukee is thrilled to announce WAITRESS will play the Marcus Center for a limited one week engagement on January 2-7, 2018. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL Brings Heartwarming Nostalgia to Fulton Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre presents the holiday classic A Christmas Story, The Musical, now through December 31. Join Ralphie and friends as they bring the heartwarming nostalgia of this Christmas film to life on stage. WE TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU! (more...)

Photo Flash: In the Rehearsal Room for Menier Chocolate Factory's BARNUM
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Menier Chocolate Factory's major revival of Barnum opens on 5 December, with previews from 25 November, and runs until 3 March 2018. Barnum tells the story of P.T. Barnum, the Greatest Showman on Earth, who combines razzle-dazzle with charm and brass to sell 'humbug' to cheering crowds. A joyful and moving musical portrait of the nineteenth century's greatest show-biz legend, Barnum is a colourful, dynamic spectacle full of circus, side-show legends and heart. (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind The Scenes Images Released To Mark Live Cinema Broadcast Of National Theatre Production Of FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

A collection of stunning images taken backstage at the National Theatre's critically acclaimed production of the legendary Stephen Sondheim musical Follies have been released ahead of the live cinema broadcast to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday November 16th as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Now On Sale for Broadway At The Hobby Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced today that the individual tickets for the Houston premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE are on sale now. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Platt Named PEOPLE's 'Sexiest Broadway Performer'
by TV News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

While Blake Shelton may have been named PEOPLE's 2017's 'Most Sexiest Man Alive,' Broadway has it's own hottie who earned a spot on the magazine's annual list! (more...)

BWW Review: CYMBELINE at Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre
by Michael Hogge - Nov 14, 2017

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Tony Winner Ben Platt Lands on Forbes 30 Under 30 List
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Appearing among the list of esteemed actors, writers, musicians and more is Tony Award winner Ben Platt, currently starring in Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

PETER PAN's 'Gotta Crow' at Music Theater Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents PETER PAN at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, December 23, 2017 through January 1, 2018. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: November 13-19, 2017
by BWW Special - Nov 13, 2017

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of November 13-19, 2017. (more...)

Joyce DeWitt, Julia Murney and Anita Gillette Join WOMAN OF THE YEAR at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Joyce DeWitt (Three's Company), Anita Gillette (A Parallelogram), and Julia Murney (Wicked), have joined Feinstein's/54 Below's star-studded Woman of the Year: In Concert on Wednesday, November 29th, 2017, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. A portion of the proceeds will be going to The Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. (more...)

Tickets for the New Orleans Premiere of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE On Sale 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

The Saenger Theatre announced today that individual tickets for the New Orleans premiere of the North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE will go on sale Friday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, THE COLOR PURPLE will play at the (more...)

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - Nov 13, 2017

The talent in this production of Love Never Dies is unquestionably top-notch, and both of the leads truly seem to be pouring 110% of themselves into their performances - unquestionably focused and committed to each other, to the moment, and to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Martina Arroyo Foundation 2017 Gala Will Honor James Morris, Ailyn PĂ©rez, Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

The Martina Arroyo Foundation's 13th Annual Gala, a celebration of Prelude to Performance, Role Class and Outreach Programs, will be held on Monday, November 13, 2017 beginning 6:30pm in the Grand Salon of the JW Marriott Essex House, 160 Central Park South, NYC. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Donna Murphy, Part 2!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 13, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Will Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Bilston Operatic Company returns to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this month with A CHRISTMAS CAROL following the huge success of last year's production of Our House and 2015's Hairspray. The festive musical, featuring the music of Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty And The Beast, Aladdin, Tangled, The Little Mermaid) will open on Tuesday 21 November. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 11/12/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 11/12/2017. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 11/13
by BWW Special - Nov 13, 2017

Welcome to this week's edition of BroadwayWorld's exclusive WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 11/12/2017. (more...)

FROZEN's Broadway Box Office to Open Up the Gate Monday with New Block of Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Frozen's Broadway box office will open to the public at 10:00am EST on Monday, November 13 when a new block of tickets for Disney Theatrical's new Broadway musical goes on sale at the St. James Theatre, located at 246 W. 44th Street. (more...)

It's a Happy Holiday! Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS National Tour Finds Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS have announced full casting for the North American Tour of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS. (more...)

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