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Jerome Robbins' Broadway is an anthology comprising musical numbers from shows that were either directed or choreographed by Jerome Robbins. The shows represented included, for example, The King and I, On the Town and West Side Story. Robbins won his fifth Tony Award for direction.



Kind, Gravitte, and More Join GOLDEN RAINBOW At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

To commemorate its 50th anniversary, the 1968 cult musical Golden Rainbow will return for one night only at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, September 11th, 2018, at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

OKLAHOMA Celebrates Its 75th Anniversary At STAGES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

STAGES St. Louis brings its 32nd Season to a close with the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic OKLAHOMA!. Join STAGES September 7th through October 7th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood for this timeless, vibrant, and exciting musical. (more...)

Debbie Gravitte to Be Featured in Broadway Jazz Session, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Tony Award winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Chicago, Les Miserables) will be the featured vocalist in the October 1st installment of 'Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz Session.' (more...)

Sondheim Calls Protests Against Whitewashing 'Ridiculous'
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 6, 2018

A conversation has recently been stirred up about the whitewashing of roles meant for people of color, when a production of West Side Story was cancelled last month due to white people being cast as Puerto Rican characters. (more...)

Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim, The Nightmare Before Christmas In Concert, And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Time to Dance the Night Away! Meet the Cast of THE PROM- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2018

The Prom is bringing the party to Broadway! Performances begin tonight, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

McKechnie, Lopez, & More Join WHAT I DID FOR LOVE: THE MUSIC & MEMORIES OF DON PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

Tony Award winning maestro Don Pippin will celebrate his sixty plus years on Broadway with the intimate musical revue, WHAT I DID FOR LOVE: THE MUSIC & MEMORIES OF DON PIPPIN, at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, October 30th, 2018, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Photo Throwback: Jerome Robbins at Opening Night of JEROME ROBBINS BROADWAY in 1989
by Walter McBride - Oct 18, 2018

Today, we're bringing you a photo flashback of Jerome Robbins at opening night of Jerome Robbins Broadway in 1989. (more...)

Broadway by Boat: Cast Members from CHICAGO to Close Hornblower's Broadway Cruises 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

The newest way to take in the sights, skyline and sounds of New York Harbor is with Hornblower New York's Broadway Cruises, dinner cruises featuring live performances of Broadway's classic, timeless songs.  Ending the 2018 season on a high note, Hornblower is partnering with the iconic Broadway production CHICAGO to offer live performances from the cast members who play CHICAGO's Mama Morton, on its final three Broadway Cruises dates for the season on October 19, 21 and 28, all at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

The Muny Announces 100th Season With 7 Shows Including Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Gypsy, Jersey Boys, Meet Me In St. Louis, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

The Muny announced today its epic seven-show 100th season in Forest Park. Befitting this historic year, The Muny will be the first theatre in the U.S. to produce two Tony award-winning Best Musicals: Jersey Boys and Jerome Robbins' Broadway. (more...)

The Muny Slates 100th Season Dates for JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, JERSEY BOYS, GYPSY and More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

The Muny announced today show dates for its epic seven-show 100th season in Forest Park. Befitting this historic year, The Muny will be the first theatre in the U.S. to produce two Tony award-winning Best Musicals: Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Jersey Boys, and will offer three shows with extended performances. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Company Continues Anniversary Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Elvis has indeed left the building! ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) is thrilled to announce the second show of its 40th Anniversary Season, THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Jenny Sullivan with choreography by Jamie Torcellini. THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA McBRIDE begins previews on Thursday, December 6, opens on Saturday, December 8, and runs through Sunday, December 23, 2018 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Brief 5/24: Outer Critics Circle Awards Ceremony, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 24, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony will be held tonight at Sardi's, and more! (more...)

Muny Announces Full Cast and Creative for JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theater's opening centennial season show, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway will run June 11 - 17. (more...)

Brief 5/11: Lin-Manuel Miranda on DUCK TALES, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 11, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Lin-Manuel Miranda makes his Duck Tales debut, and more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tito Hernandez Channels Inner Fosse for North Carolina Theatre's PIPPIN
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jun 28, 2018

PIPPIN is the story of a young prince trying to find the meaning of life. Pippin's struggle to find out where he fits into the world is not unlike the 38 middle school and high school students performing in North Carolina Theatre Conservatory's production, which opens July 6th at the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater in Downtown Raleigh. The students are part of the conservatory's Master Summer Theatre Arts School (STAS), one of the flagship pre-professional training programs of North Carolina Theatre. 'Pippin never finds anything fulfilling until he finally realizes he never had to go anyplace further than his own backyard to find what he was looking for,' says Director Tito Hernandez, who has been teaching at the conservatory for 18 years. 'It has a closure at the end and the message that you can search all over you want, but the happiness has to be within.' Hernandez first saw PIPPIN after it opened on Broadway in 1972, under the direction of Bob Fosse. But he says, this production is closer to the 2013 Tony Award-winning revival, including the circus choreography, acrobatics, and extended ending. And Hernandez, a dance veteran himself having made his Broadway debut in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, is no stranger to Fosse's artistry. In fact, he participated in a tribute event to Fosse before the legendary choreographer passed away and had the opportunity to meet him, work with his associates, and perform his choreography. PIPPIN runs July 6-8 at A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater at The Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

They Got the Beat! Meet the Cast of HEAD OVER HEELS- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jun 23, 2018

An inspired mash-up of posh and punk, Head Over Heels is an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY Completes TUTS 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

After much anticipation, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announces Jerome Robbins' Broadway as the final show of its 50th Anniversary Season! The epic musical anthology that honors the career highlights of Tony Award®-winning director and choreographer Jerome Robbins will run May 28 through June 9 at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

VIDEO: Rob McClure Goes Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

This past weekend Rob McClure took over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and gave BWW a behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! (more...)

Brief 6/18: PASS OVER Opens, The Cast of BANDSTAND Reunites, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 18, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Pass Over officially opens tonight, the cast of Bandstand reunited ahead of the show's film release, and more! (more...)

The Muny Releases Statement in Response to Jerome Robbins' Broadway 'Yellowface' Complaints
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2018

The Muny has issued a response to both social media complaints and a small protest during a performance of Jerome Robbins' Broadway at the theatre this week. During a segment of the show, reenacting parts of The King and I, a group of 15 protestors were ejected while chanting 'no yellowface' during a scene where a white actress played 'Tuptim', a character from Burma (now Myanmar) in the scene. For more information on the protestors, click here. The Muny has now issued a statement in response: (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

BWW Social: Rob McClure Will Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY on BWW's Instagram Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, Rob McClure will be taking over the BroadwayWorld Instagram account and taking you behind the scenes of The Muny's production of Jerome Robbins' Broadway! Be sure to follow along all day to see everything he has in store! (more...)

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think Of The Muny's JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

In its first staging ever in the world since its original Broadway production and tour, Jerome Robbins' Broadway is an epic musical anthology that honors the career highlights of Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Jerome Robbins. Filled with mesmerizing production numbers from some of Robbins' biggest hits, including West Side Story, On the Town, Peter Pan, The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

Brief 6/13: DESPERATE MEASURES Opens Off-Broadway, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 13, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Desperate Measures opens off-Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY Opens The Muny's Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

In its first staging ever in the world since its original Broadway production and tour, Jerome Robbins' Broadway is an epic musical anthology that honors the career highlights of Tony Award-winning director and choreographer, Jerome Robbins. Filled with mesmerizing production numbers from some of Robbins' biggest hits, including West Side Story, On the Town, Peter Pan, The King and I and Fiddler on the Roof. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY At The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening centennial season show at The Muny, Jerome Robbin's Broadway. In its first production ever in the world since its original Broadway and national tour productions, Jerome Robbins' Broadway runs June 11 - 17.  Check out the cast in action below! (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, Margaret Atwood and More to Shine at 2018 Glimmerglass Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Glimmerglass Festival has released the details of its 2018 schedule. For a second year, the Festival's programming will explore themes of home and country. (more...)

Head to the Highlands with Pittsburgh CLO's BRIGADOON Opening July 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to bring Lerner and Loewe's BRIGADOON from the Scottish Highlands to the Benedum Center stage July 17 - 22. As part of its ongoing mission to celebrate musical theater, Pittsburgh CLO often revives classics, thus introducing new audiences to the masterpieces of Broadway's golden age. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mark Ballas, Bobby Conte Thornton and More Star in JERSEY BOYS at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Jersey Boys, winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, is the authentic biographic story of the magic behind the music of worldwide megahit group, Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Featuring over 30 chart-topping hits, including fan favorites 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Walk Like a Man' and 'Can't Take My Eyes Off You,' this Muny premiere is almost too good to be true, and will leave audiences saying, 'Oh, What a Night!' (more...)

Debbie Gravitte to Celebrate Release of New Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Tony Award-winner and Ridgefield resident Debbie Gravitte celebrates the releases of her new album and brings Broadway to The Ridgefield Playhouse in her spectacular live show, Big Band Broadway, on Saturday, February 3rd at 7:30pm as part of Ridgefield Magazine's Broadway and Cabaret Series, partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa. Backed by RK Big Band, led by Russ Kassoff, Gravitte will perform songs from her new album, Big Band Broadway!, along with some old favorites. Gravitte is one of Broadway's biggest personalities and won the prestigious Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for her performance in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, which also earned her a Drama Desk Award nomination and a New York Showstopper Award. For tickets ($47.50), call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. (more...)

Exclusive: Rob McClure Will Star in JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY At The Muny!
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2018

Rob McClure will star as 'The Setter' in Jerome Robbins' Broadway, the opening production of The Muny's historic 100th season. 'The Setter' serves as the evening's narrator and performs throughout the show, including the roles of 'Pa' in High Button Shoes and 'Tevye' in Fiddler on the Roof. Jerome Robbins' Broadway is directed by Cynthia Onrubia and Chris Bailey serves as production supervisor. Music direction is by Michael Horsley. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 19th, 2018: Short Musical Film SING ALONG Makes Its TV Debut, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jan 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the short musical film SING ALONG, starring Alice Ripley, Heidi Blickenstaff, and more, makes its TV debut today, and more! (more...)

Industry Exclusive: How The Muny Snagged JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY For Their Centennial Season
by Alan Henry - Jan 18, 2018

Programming a theatre season for a major regional theatre can be a major challenge, to put it mildly. Funding, casting, public interest, mandate, and licensing availability are just some of the multitude of challenges and considerations that must be acknowledged - so its no surprise that programming The Muny's 100th season would be a big challenge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pasadena Playhouse Presents RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

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VIDEO: On This Day, February 26- JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY Dances Into New York
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 26, 2018

On this day in 1989, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, an anthology comprising musical numbers celebrating shows featuring direction or choreography by Jerome Robbins, opened on Broadway. (more...)

William Michals Joins Cast Of Winter Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

NiCori Studios & Productions is proud to announce the Third Annual Winter Gala on Friday, February 15 at 7pm at the The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair. Performers include Karen Mason (Broadway's WONDERLAND, MAMMA MIA!, SUNSET BOULEVARD, HAIRSPRAY, Jerome Robbins' Broadway, CARNIVAL, TORCH SONG TRILOGY and PLAY ME A COUNTRY SONG), Lisa Viggiano (BroadwayWorld Award Winning Singer), Karen Callaway Williams (Broadway's RIVERDANCE and PLAY ON), Meg Flather (Bistro & MAC Award Winning Singer/Songwriter), David Sabella (Broadway's CHICAGO). Just added to the lineup is "America's Baritone", William Michals. Michals starred at Lincoln Center as Emile De Becque in the landmark revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pasadena Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theater of California, has transformed the historic theater with an all new version of Ragtime: The Musical as it returns to Los Angeles more than two decades after its premiere at the Shubert Theatre.  With 21 actors and a 16-piece orchestra, this is one of the most ambitious productions in the Playhouse's recent history. (more...)

BWW Review: Valerie Perri Headlines BROADWAY AT THE GOOD THEATER
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Dec 7, 2018

In what has become a delightful Portland holiday tradition, the Good Theater presented its annual musical revue, created and directed by Brian P. Allen, starring an incandescent Valerie Perri, together with Daniel Patrick Smith and a fine ensemble of Maine talent. The program, which featured twenty-nine musical theatre classics as well as lesser-known songs of the 1980s, was woven together by Allen with his comprehensive knowledge of the repertoire and his customary wit and performed with relish and commitment by the entire ensemble. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 21th, 2017: John Lithgow on Broadway, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 21, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART begins previews tonight at the American Airlines Theatre, Robert Fairchild-led FRANKENSTEIN begins performances off-Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Muny Announces 101st Season Creative Teams - Including KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA, GUYS AND DOLLS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Christian Borle, John Tartaglia to Direct at Muny; Full Creative for 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2019 season, which opens on June 10 with Guys and Dolls. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, and More Sign On as Muny Season 100 Creatives
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2018 centennial season, which opens on June 11 with the first production in the world of Jerome Robbins' Broadway since it's Tony - award winning Broadway and national tour productions. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - Jason Alexander in Tonight's HIT THE ROAD! on AT&T Audience Network
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

BWW shares an exclusive clip from Jason Alexander's HIT THE ROAD! The AT&T AUDIENCE Network show follows the greatest family band you've never heard of yet and their amazing amount of dysfunction! It airs tonight at 10PM ET/PT. (more...)

MTC's THE PORTUGUESE KID Will Be Released by BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

Performances may have already concluded for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere production of The Portuguese Kid, but there will be more chances to see the cast in action. BroadwayWorld has just learned that the new play was recorded for BroadwayHD yesterday, December 11. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 5, 2018

The musical theatre goddess that is Debbie Gravitte swings by Shetler Studios to tell Rob and Kevin about her amazing career that got started doing Annie Get Your Gun with Gower Champion all the way up to her filling Eydie Gorme's shoes in the 50th Anniversary concert of Golden Rainbow! In between, there is Perfectly Frank, Zorba, Swing, Jerome Robbins Broadway (for which she won the Tony Award), They're Playing Our Song, and so much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2018

Meet Me In St. Louis began performances at the Muny August 4 and will run until August 12. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Andrea Frierson at RUSS KAPLAN'S BROADWAY JAZZ SESSION this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Andrea Frierson (Me & Ella, Once On This Island) and Chris Dilley (Broadway Inspirational Voices, Voca People) will be the featured vocalists in the September 10th installment of 'Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz Session,' the popular monthly series which presents In Transit composer Kaplan's innovative jazz interpretations of current Broadway favorites. Guests slated to appear later this year include Tony-winner Debbie Gravitte (Jerome Robbins' Broadway, Chicago) on October 1, and Marva Hicks (Motown; Caroline, or Change) on December 10. (more...)

Hudson Stage Company Presents Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

HUDSON STAGE COMPANY is pleased to announce their production of Nick Payne's CONSTELLATIONS, directed by Mark Shanahan. CONSTELLATIONS will play a limited engagement at Whippoorwill Hall Theatre (North Castle Libraray Kent Pl. Armonk, NY). Performances begin Friday, October 19 and continue through Saturday, November 3. Opening Night is Saturday, October 20 (8 p.m.). (more...)

BWW Interview: A Conversation With Jason Alexander and How He Got to Broadway
by Leigh Scheps - Apr 2, 2018

Before his guest starring role on Young Sheldon, last season's off-Broadway production of The Portuguese Kid and of course nearly a decade as George Costanza on Seinfeld, Jason Alexander was a song and dance man on Broadway. He made his Broadway debut in Merrily We Roll Along in 1981, followed by a continual decade of shows: The Rink, Broadway Bound, Jerome Robbins' Broadway (in which he won a Tony Award for his performance) and Accomplice. Highlights of how his Broadway career began will be hilariously re-told next week, as his tour heads back to his home state of New Jersey to perform with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra at NJPAC in Newark and the State Theater in New Brunswick. Newark is actually where Alexander was born before growing up in Maplewood and Livingston. (more...)

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