Joyful Noise


Lamb's Theatre

(New York, NY)
130 West 44th Street
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Gisselle Acevedo, President & CEO, Ackerman Institute for the Family, announced today the emcee and honorees for the 13th Annual Moving Families Forward Gala to take place at the InterContinental New York Barclay on Monday, October 21st, in New York City. The event benefits the vital programs and ongoing services for children and families at the Ackerman Institute for the Family.
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
AMC Networks has viewers covered this holiday season as the second annual “Best Christmas Ever,” returns with its largest slate of holiday programming to-date featuring over 60 films and specials airing all day, every day, and this year, expands to all five of AMC Networks. Beginning Monday, November 25 through Christmas Day, the monthlong programming event will offer up more than 700 hours of holiday-themed movies, specials and family favorite films. AMC Networks will be the exclusive home to many holiday favorites including Elf, The Polar Express, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Miracle on 34th Street ('94), Four Christmases, Fred Claus and Rankin-Bass Christmas classics including The Year Without a Santa Claus, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, Jack Frost, and Rudolph's Shiny New Year, among many others. This year's newly expanded Best Christmas Ever holiday event will feature a schedule takeover on AMC, and daily marathons across the other AMC Networks including BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV and WEtv. The majority of movies and specials will also be available on-demand on and the AMC app.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Bay Area Cabaret presents Tony, SAG and Emmy award-winning actress LaChanze in her Bay Area concert debut performing Feeling Good, an autobiographical journey of her life with music and words.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
The Cincinnati May Festival announced program details and artists for the 2020 Festival with nine performances taking place between May 21 and 31, 2020 at Cincinnati Music Hall as well as other locations, and an additional performance on April 5, 2020 at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington, Kentucky. Joining the Festival's artistic leadership team of Principal Conductor Juanjo Mena and Director of Choruses Robert Porco is 2020 Artistic Partner John Adams.
by Kevin Doheny - Nov 6, 2019
In celebration of her upcoming induction into the National Theater Hall of Fame on November 18th, I sat down with Broadway legend, Donna McKechnie for a spirited, informative, career-spanning chat.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
A Little New Music will once again introduce a sparkling array of artists singing brand new musical theatre songs in a classic cabaret setting at Hollywood's historic Catalina Jazz Club on Wednesday, November 20th at 8:30pm. Audiences of A Little New Music's concert series will discover firsthand the new songs that could become future classics of the American musical theatre landscape.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
In December, Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, on stage December 5 a?" 29, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway concert series, hosted and music directed by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky, will return to San Francisco for the 2020 season at the Herbst Theatre in the iconic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. Kicking off the series this season will be Jeremy Jordan, Tony Award nominee for Newsies and heart throb star of The CW's Supergirl and Netflix' American Son, on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at 5 PM.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 20, 2019
Today's top stories: A Christmas Carol opens on Broadway tonight, and more!
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 17, 2019
Storyteller Rian Keating uses soliloquy and song to tell the entertaining and heartwarming story of his teenage journey into manhood, all through the magic of musical theater, in his new show IN THIS TRAVELING HEART.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S AT VITELLO'S presents THE ILENE GRAFF HOLIDAY SHOW for one night only on Saturday, December 21, 2019 at 8 P.M.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) bring audiences live music, a touch of magic and boundless energy with the return of their annual Tidings of Tap!, a warm and wondrous celebration of tap dance and the winter season, Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m. at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie, IL. Tickets range from $25 a?" $41 and are available now at 847.673.6300 or Group discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019
Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Music Mondays, the summer concert series for July and August, with all shows at 8 pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019
Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural center located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival in Bethel, N.Y., will welcome blues legend Jimmie Vaughan on September 29th for a performance in the Event Gallery.  Reserved seating tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Friday, June 7th at 10:00 AM at,, Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1.800.745.3000.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
Board President Harold Black of The Bach Choir of Bethlehem announced the planned retirement of both Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld and Executive Director Bridget George, taking place over the next two years. Mr. Funfgeld will conduct his final performances with The Choir during the May 2021 Bethlehem Bach Festival and officially retire in June 2021, celebrating 38 seasons as artistic head of the organization. Ms. George will retire in December 2020, after 24 years with The Choir.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 8, 2019
Check out our recommendations for Tony's most overlooked honors of the 2018 - 2019 Broadway season. This is the 2019 BroadwayWorld Phonys.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
WHY?, the creative moniker for consummate wordsmith and beloved songwriter Yoni Wolf, is excited to announce AOKOHIO, a visual album to be released on August 9, 2019 via Joyful Noise Recordings. Today, WHY? is sharing the album's second three-song movement and accompanying visual, 'III. Please take me home, I don't belong here.,' which features focus track 'High Dive.' The album's entire visual element stars Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and was directed by Sundance Dramatic Special Jury Award-winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2019
The League of Professional Theatre Women (Kelli Lynn Harrison and Catherine Porter, Co-Presidents), an organization which has been leading the gender parity conversation and championing women in the professional theatre for over 35 years, is pleased to announce that 2019 Tony Award-winner Andre De Shields (Hadestown) will host their inaugural Rachel Crothers Leadership Award Luncheon to honor Donna Walker-Kuhne, on Thursday, June 27 from 12-3pm at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036). The event will also feature a special performance by LaChanze (2006 Tony Award winner for The Color Purple; Summer: The Donna Summer Musical). Tickets: Members $95; Non-Members $125.00; VIP tickets $175 (includes journal ad); VIP table $1,700 (with a journal ad). For more information and to purchase tickets please visit
by TV News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
hop, rock, and electronic music meet. In that time he's cultivated a unique sound, and a unique position as one of contemporary music's most distinctive voices. Some of Yoni's most compelling and critically-praised musical experiments have been issued under the moniker WHY? and his latest entry is no exception. On AOKOHIO Yoni condenses the essential elements of WHY? into a stunningly potent musical vision.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
On this day, we celebrate the life and legacy of legendary Broadway choreographer and director, Michael Bennett, who passed away from complications from AIDS on this day in 1987.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Not since Annie has a stray dog inspired such joyful noise! In a Southern town filled with lost souls, a new leash on life is just around the corner when a preacher and his daughter take in a mutt named Winn Dixie. The beloved, award-winning novel about a quirky community learning to get along now sings for the first time in this uplifting new musical.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce LaChanze: The Feeling Good Tour on Monday, August 5 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $79 - $125 and are on sale now at and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
WHY?, the creative moniker for consummate wordsmith and beloved songwriter Yoni Wolf, has shared the fourth movement from AOKOHIO, a visual album to be released on August 9, 2019 via Joyful Noise Recordings. The audio component of 'IV. The surgeon nervously goes on, he never claimed to be God.' premiered via Stereogum, who said 'The suite of songs submerges into watery, abstract vignettes, dressed with found sounds, vocal warping and a palpable air of unease.' The album's entire visual element stars Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and was directed by Sundance Dramatic Special Jury Award-winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte. The latter half of this fourth movement was directed by James Siewert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.
by TV News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Deadline reports that Dexter Darden has joined the cast of the 'Saved By The Bell' reboot on Peacock.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Metropolis and Michael Ingersoll present Artists Lounge Live's Signed, Sealed, Delivered: John-Mark McGaha sings Stevie Wonder on February 26, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Women of Color on Broadway, a non-profit dedicated to supporting women of African, Latin, and Asian descent pursuing careers in musical theater, will present its Purple Crystal Honorary Awards in The Cooper Union's Great Hall on February 10, 2020. This year's honorees are Tony-award winners LaChanze and Melba Moore. The award celebrates the heroines of African, Latin, and Asian descent who paved the way for the next generation of women of color in theater.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Suddenly Jeremy Jordan is standing beside you! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Jeremy Jordan will take over the role of 'Seymour' in Little Shop of Horrors on March 17 at The Westside Theatre. To help get you ready to head down to Skid Row, we're looking back at some of Jeremy's most memorable performances, with songs from Newsies, The Last Five Years, Bonnie & Clyde, and more! Check it all out!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Look out, look out, look out! With Tony nominee Jeremy Jordan slated to join the Off-Broadway production of Little Shop of Horrors as Seymour, Slate is criticizing the production's casting of actors who are seen as 'too hot' to take on the iconic role. Now, Jeremy Jordan himself has taken to social media to respond to the criticism, posting a series of photos to show a different side of himself. Check them all out!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony Award nominee Jeremy Jordan will take over the role of 'Seymour' in Little Shop of Horrors on March 17 at The Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street). 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
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.
by Shari Barrett - Dec 9, 2019
'Tis the season for the popular Christmas-themed ballet THE NUTCRACKER to fill stages around the world offering families the chance to experience the emotionally engaging story of Clara and the dreamlike journey she takes to the Land of Sweets with the Nutcracker as her guide. During the December 7 and 8 weekend, The Soraya's resident dance company, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, perhaps best known for edgy programs featuring the most notable contemporary choreography, kicked off the troupe's fifth Soraya season at Cal State Northridge with something different: the most traditional of story ballets. With Tchaikovsky's original music, this storybook production, choreographed by ASFB executive director Jean-Phillippe Malaty and artistic director Tom Mossbrucker, set THE NUTCRACKER in the Victorian era, beginning with the resplendent holiday party and concluding with the fantastical scenes in the second act centered around a bright and colorful carousel.
by TV News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
MTV Studios, a unit of MTV and ViacomCBS's (NASDAQ: VIACA, VIAC) and Quibi announced today that multifaceted entertainer Keke Palmer will host 'Singled Out' alongside co-host Joel Kim Booster. MTV's wildly popular dating show reimagined for the short-form mobile video platform is set to launch in Spring 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
The Utah Symphony Masterworks series' first performances of 2020 kick off on January 3-4 with Utah Symphony Associate Conductor Conner Gray Covington returning to the podium following his acclaimed early debut in November and the first of many celebrations of the 250th anniversary of Beethoven's birth. On January 9-11 one of the greatest living mezzo-sopranos, Isabel Leonard along with conductor Bernard Labadie will join Utah Symphony for an evening of highlights from Mozart's operatic and concert catalogue. Highlights for the performances include Beethoven's 'Leonore' Overture No. 3 and Debussy's 'La mer' on January 3-4, and three pieces from Mozart's 'The Marriage of Figaro' on January 9-11. Tickets are priced from $10-$92 and can be purchased at or by calling (801) 533-6683.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 12, 2019
The crooner brings his sweet jazz stylings and swing beats to The Green Room 42, along with some Christmas carols and plenty of holiday cheer.
by Shari Barrett - Dec 10, 2019
We all know how unintentionally funny nuns can be as they go about their daily lessons, ruler in hand, trying to get children to behave or do their lessons. Or perhaps not. But just imagine if you could be a fly on the wall in the early morning hours, listening in as they get together over coffee or while baking bread in their small kitchen and blissfully make fun of not only their students but each other, as well as their local Bishop who holds all the money needed to keep their beloved St. Cyril's convent and school from closing down. They smoke and swear while complaining about being old, jaded and stupid, but realize that just like their building and the entire neighborhood around them, we're just a?oeall dirt poor.a?? And incredibly funny!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
WHY?, the creative moniker for consummate wordsmith and beloved songwriter Yoni Wolf, has surprise released its entire new visual album AOKOHIO. The audio version will be released this Friday, August 9via Joyful Noise Recordings. The visual stars Emmy-winning actress Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and was directed by Sundance Dramatic Special Jury Award-winner Miles Joris-Peyrafitte and James Siewert. Look below to the album's track list to stream it movement by movement.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
With The 19th Annual Festival of New Musicals taking place this upcoming weekend, Village Theatre is excited to announce the casting for XY, an uplifting musical about identity and coming to terms with your past; Cold Turkey, a wild and funny satire; Modern, an inspiring tale about a group of Amish teenagers; Eastbound, an poignant story about Chinese brothers in search of a home they've never known; and Cowboy Bob, an adventurous rock musical about a bank-robbing woman. The Festival will take place in Issaquah August 9-11, 2019 and provides an essential platform for writers to develop new works. Past Festival shows include Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning shows such as Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet, as well as Broadway and Off-Broadway hits: It Shoulda Been You, Desperate Measures, Lizzie, and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
After more than two years of planning, the schedule is set and tickets are now on sale for Touchstone Theatre's ten-day Festival UnBound, a community convergence featuring more than 20 free and ticketed events October 4-13, throughout the Lehigh Valley but primarily held in the City of Bethlehem. Festival UnBound uses art to spark conversation about how the city has changed in the 20 years since the closing of Bethlehem Steel and to imagine our future together now that we are a?oeunbounda?? from the Steel.
by TV News Desk - Aug 22, 2019
The latest installment of the Thor Harris 2019 Artist in Residence series is available now through Joyful Noise Recordings! This is a brand new Thor & Friends album and the follow-up to 'The Subversive Nature of Kindness' LP from 2017. Simply titled '3', this album features the core line-up of Thor Harris, Peggy Ghorbani and Sarah 'Goat' Gautier, along with contributions from Michael Gira (Swans), Jarboe (Swans), Jeremy Barnes (Neutral Milk Hotel/a Hawk and a Hacksaw), Heather Trost (a Hawk and a Hacksaw), Thierry Amar (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), Tim Herzog (Godspeed You! Black Emperor), John Dieterich (Deerhoof), Jenn Wasner (Wye Oak), John Congleton (producer, Swans, St. Vincent), and many many more! 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
Due to previously scheduled projects, David Poe and Kacie Sheik will exit Goodspeed Musicals' Because of Winn Dixie.
by Pnina Topham - Aug 10, 2019
In 1996, Jonathan Larson's rock-opera RENT changed the landscape of American theatre. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT chronicles a tumultuous year in the life of seven artists, struggling to navigate between their dreams and the harsh struggles of real life. Though first performed two decades ago, RENT's messages of love, acceptance, and loss remain poignant today.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2019
The Lark Theater Presents SING HALLELUJAH! - a sparkling evening of live music and film entertainment as the best of East Bay Gospel royalty returns to the Lark bringing a joyful noise.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2019
Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan are staying at the diner longer than planned! It was announced today that the pair will extend their runs as Jenna and Dr. Pomatter respectively through June 2.
by Linnae Medeiros - Apr 23, 2019
It's time to head to the diner because Waitress's Tyrone Davis Jr. is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story tomorrow, April 24th, for the show's third anniversary on Broadway! Be sure to tune it to get a taste of what it's like behind-the-scenes at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. An inside look at Waitress is never a bad idea, so you're not gonna want to miss this!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
One of Broadway's favorite couples, Jeremy Jordan (who currently stars in Waitress) and Ashley Spencer have just welcomed a new addition to their family. The duo just announced the birth of their first child, Clara Eloise. 
by BWW Contests - Apr 22, 2019
Order up! BroadwayWorld is giving you the chance to win a pair of tickets to the hit Broadway musical Waitress with its newest stars, Shoshana Bean and Jeremy Jordan! The winner will receive two tickets to a performance of their choosing*. The contest will run now through April 28th, at 11:59 PM EST. Enter for your chance to win TODAY!