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Leader of the Pack - 1985 - Broadway

Based on a play by Melanie Mintz

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Ambassador Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
219 W. 49th St.
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by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2019
As the supermarkets start to release their newest festive fodder and the TV schedulers begin to announce their line up of seasonal delights... we too are thrilled to spread our little bit of early Christmas cheer and announce the hugely talented and musical cast set to star in our first ever pantomime: Cinderella - The Rockin' Panto written and directed by Peter Rowe - running at artsdepot from Saturday 30 November a?" Sunday 5 January 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020
Broadway composer/lyricist/author/musical director/vocal arranger/dance arranger/orchestrator/accompanist, best known for composing The Tornado, and Emerald City Ballet in the Broadway hit 'The Wiz,' Timothy Graphenreed, passed away March 1, 2020, at Mt. Sinai at the age of 68.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 27, 2020
For the 110th Kritzerland show and the sixth online show, Kritzerland is doing Premieres and Encores - songs that have never been performed in any of the ten years of shows and a few encores of songs done in the live shows.
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2019
On this day we celebrate legendary composer of stage and screen, the great Marc Shaiman!
by Chantal Kunst - Oct 14, 2019
Vanwege de enorme vraag naar kaarten voor de Queen rockmusical WE WILL ROCK YOU zijn er, zelfs voordat de repetities zijn begonnen, ruim 20 extra voorstellingen toegevoegd aan de Nederlandse tournee. De spectaculair nieuwe, volledig Engelstalige versie WE WILL ROCK YOU zal nu ook te zien zal zijn in Theater Orpheus in Apeldoorn, Parkstad Limburg Theaters in Heerlen en het Chassé Theater in Breda. Omdat de vraag naar kaarten alle verwachtingen overtreft zijn er ook in AFAS Live in Amsterdam, het World Forum Theater in Den Haag en Schouwburg Hengelo extra voorstellingen toegevoegd. De kaartverkoop voor alle extra voorstellingen van WE WILL ROCK YOU is vandaag van start gegaan.
by Sabrina Wallace - Oct 1, 2019
Puppetry, music, and masterful storytelling make JUNGALBOOK an entertaining yet meaningful play for all ages. Whether you have a little one in the family or you are a little one at heart, you should run to see JUNGALBOOK. This is a story that everyone can enjoy.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 13, 2019
atrick Cassidy, acclaimed performer and director with a career spanning Broadway, film and television, has accepted the role of artistic director at Studio Tenn. Cassidy, son of Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy and brother to Shaun, Ryan and the late David Cassidy, recently moved from Los Angeles to the Franklin area with his wife, Melissa Hurley Cassidy.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Nov 1, 2019
Revolutionary producer and recording artist Dr. Dre and the music industry's most revered producers, engineers, and artistic professionals will gather on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at the iconic Village studios in West Los Angeles for the Recording Academy's 13th annual Producers & Engineers Wing GRAMMY® Week celebration. Known as the official kickoff to GRAMMY Week, the signature event will pay tribute to the artistic achievements and innovations of Dre—one of the music industry's most groundbreaking producers of all time.
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2019
Tickets are now on-sale for the New York Premiere of the new musical comedy BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, opening Off-Broadway this summer at Greenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street). The follow-up to his viral smash hit Be More Chill which made its Broadway bow this spring, BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER features music and lyrics by two-time Drama Desk Award nominee Joe Iconis ('Smash', The Black Suits, Bloodsong of Love at Ars Nova), who also co-wrote the book with Lance Rubin (Denton Little's Deathdate), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Be More Chill). Directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner (The Book of Mormon Supervising Associate Director), BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER begins previews Tuesday, July 9, 2019, with an official opening night of Tuesday, July 23, for a limited engagement of ten weeks through Sunday, September 15.
by Stage Tube - May 6, 2019
Roslyn Kind performs HOW DO YOU KEEP THE MUSIC PLAYING for in memoriam portion of 46th Daytime Emmy Awards. 
by Tori Hartshorn - May 21, 2019
With the roar of a motorcycle, '60 pop chanteuses The Shangri-Las introduced the world to a new tragic hero, the unforgettable bad boy heartthrob and the titular “Leader Of The Pack.” The year was 1964 and by that time “teenage tragedy songs” had become a genre unto itself with the likes of Jan & Dean's “Dead Mean's Curve,” Ray Peterson's “Tell Laura I Love Her” and many others. But none captured the melodrama of heartbreak as well as “Leader Of The Pack,” which would become a #1 pop hit and the defining song for The Shangri-Las. Now, two veterans of garage rock, trailblazing heartthrobs in their own right, have teamed up for a glorious new version of the tune. Famed Stooges guitarist James Williamson pours gasoline on the song's instrumental track and lights it on fire with his raw, heavy guitar playing, while Runaways vocalist Cherie Currie, aided with backup vocals by Leslie Koch Foumberg, amps up the theatricality for maximum emotional impact.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021
JPY 50 Years Young – The Anniversary Tour, will take you on that journey in songs and stories from Glasgow, Scotland to the shores of Australia and back around the world again, as John performs the songs that brought him national and international stardom.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 15, 2019
The Village Playwrights meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Studio 353, 353 W. 48th St., NYC in Studio 4.  Everyone is welcome. $5 suggested donation.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 8, 2021
BroadwayWorld is celebrating Women's History Month and International Women's Day by asking the question, 'what does being a woman in theatre mean to you?'
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Mar 6, 2021
Tune in this Wednesday, March 3 (12pm ET) as he chats with Patrick Cassidy, who is getting the gang back together next week for a reunion of the original company of Assassins.
by Brian Michaels - Mar 27, 2021
The kids from Shanley take us back to the 60's! Leader of The Pack is a jukebox musical originally released in 1984.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 27, 2019
Back after a sold out performance in January… "Shallow," "Born This Way," "Edge of Glory," "You & I," "Million Reasons" - the music newly minted Oscar award-winning singer/songwriter and pop culture icon, Lady Gaga, comes back to Feinstein's/54 Below for one night only! Join over a dozen Broadway performers and rising starts as we celebrate the decade long careers of one of this generation's most trailblazing artists: Lady Gaga.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by TV Scoop - Jun 28, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Storylines for THE CBS DREAM TEAM… IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 6, 2019!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 28, 2019
Any directors planning new productions of Hair - wherever they may be all over this colorful country in which we live - might be advised to follow the lead of Clarksville's Roxy Regional Theatre and cast Mike Kinzer and Ryan Bowie as Berger and Claude, a pair of actorscharacters who together define the term "sheer perfection." Backed up by an ensemble of passionate, totally committed actors who bring "The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical" to life, Kinzer and Bowie are ideally suited to their roles and the production in which they star is by far the best we've seen at the Roxy in many a moon.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 12, 2019
Centenary Stage Company announces 2019/20 season of events with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Darlene Love slated to kick off the season. Now available to Season Subscribers the 2019/20 season features a host of professional theatre productions including the return of Centenary Stage Company's popular Fringe Festival, the January Music Festival highlighting an array of top tier musicians, as well as a vast selection of dance events featuring premiere professional dance companies. The 2019/20 season of events is now available for Season Subscribers only.  Individual ticket sales will be available to the general public beginning July 1, 2019.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 31, 2019
The new musical comedy BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, now playing its New York Premiere engagement atGreenwich House Theater (27 Barrow Street), will play its final performance on Sunday, August 18, 2019 after 48 performances.
by Alan Henry - Jul 24, 2019
I'm going to set the record straight once and for all, and explain the timely and intricate story of CATS. one of the most common misconceptions about the musical is that it doesn't have a plot.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 19, 2019
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love kicks off the 2019-2020 season at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts with her powerhouse vocals on Thursday, September 12 at 8 p.m. in Smothers Theatre.
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2020
This week's episode will feature Devanand Janki, founder of Live & In Color. Located in Salem, CT, Live & In Color develops new works that celebrate diversity, emphasizing non-traditional casting and multi-ethnic participants.
by David Edward Perry - Jul 16, 2019
Theatre Tuscaloosa's production of 'Grease' is definitely automatic, systematic and hydromatic. Watching talented young actors breathe life into this classic musical is well worth the trip. 'Grease' is definitely still the word.
by Alan Henry - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 14, 2020
Everyone could use a little bit of 'Love' on Valentine's Day when MPAC presents the classic pop sounds of Darlene Love on Friday, February 14 at 8 pm. Tickets are $29-$69.
by Albert Gutierrez - Feb 9, 2020
Ask anyone to describe the Three Musketeers, and you'll get the usual answers: three heroes, bound together in brotherhood, inseparable in the most dire circumstances. They were a holy trinity of masculinity and friendship, the #SquadGoals of the 19th century. But unless one were intimately familiar with Alexandre Dumas' novel or its many adaptations, five will get you ten the average Joe today would be remiss to actually name all of them. That's not the fault of the average Joe, but rather the reputation that precedes these fictional characters. Most would be familiar with what they are, not necessarily who they are.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 20, 2020
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Emerald Fennell, Suzanne Heathcote and now Laura Neal. BBC AMERICA announced today that Laura Neal (Sex Education, Secret Diary of a Call Girl) will be the next lead writer of its critically-acclaimed and award-winning series Killing Eve, from Sid Gentle Films Ltd. The network renewed the series for a fourth season last month, well ahead of season three premiering April 26th on BBC AMERICA and AMC. Season four of Killing Eve will go into production later this year.
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 20, 2019
In a recent interview with the New York Times, Be More Chill composer Joe Iconis revealed that an off-Broadway production of Broadway Bounty Hunter, starring Annie Golden, is in the works. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2019
Following the global smash success of the multi award-winning Trash Test Dummies and critically acclaimed Splash Test Dummies, comes Dummies Corp's all-female circus sensation Don't Mess with the Dummies.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 15, 2019
The 1985 Broadway season might have been one of the weakest on record for musicals; in fact, only three shows were nominated for Best Musical at the Tony Awards that year. We had an Ellie Greenwich jukebox musical (Leader of the Pack), one of Harold Prince's big budget disasters (Grind), and a musical based on Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Big River). Needless to say, at least in my opinion, Big River won the Tony Award for Best Musical and several other awards in part due to a lack of competition. Despite some catchy songs by Roger “King of the Road” Miller the show suffered, in my opinion anyhow, from there simply being too much of it. William Hauptman's book tried to focus on multiple stories as opposed to having Huck and his relationship with runaway slave Jim be the true heart.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2019
The Mayor and Committee of the Township of Union present their third annual black history month celebration, featuring the regional premiere of Simply Simone, a musical about the life of Nina Simone. The celebration will take place on Sunday, February 24th at 2:00 p.m. at Jefferson School, located at 155 Hilton Ave, Vauxhall, NJ 07088.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 5, 2019
The incomparable Darlene Love returns to Kean Stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 to perform Love for the Holidays, a Christmas show like no other. The event will take place at Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, N.J. on Kean University's main campus.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 5, 2019
The incomparable Darlene Love returns to Kean Stage at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 14 to perform Love for the Holidays, a Christmas show like no other. The event will take place at Wilkins Theatre, 1000 Morris Ave., Union, N.J. on Kean University's main campus.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 2, 2020
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darlene Love will usher in the Christmas season with a special digital concert performance on Saturday, December 5 at 8 p.m. PST. The concert, which was recorded at Sony Hall in New York City, will be streamed on December 5, and will be available for viewing until Christmas Day.
by Bruce Apar - Dec 19, 2019
The Marvelous Wonderettes tugs at the memories of audiences who remember the days when AM radio ruled the airwaves and 45-rpm records were stacked, like hotcakes, on a phonograph spindle.
by Sean Fallon - Dec 16, 2019
On Saturday, December 14, I had the pleasure of seeing THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES at the Ridgefield Theater Barn in Ridgefield, CT. This comedic musical has the audience laughing from start to finish, while keeping everyone entertained with great oldies songs from the 1950s and 1960s. The excellent singing and acting brings all four characters to life, under the writing of Roger Bean, direction of Foster Evans Reese, and musical direction of Benjamin McCormack who leads the talented live band that is onstage, in the back of the stage.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 12, 2019
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS announced it will record the new musical comedy Broadway Bounty Hunter for an original cast album to be released later this season. Featuring music and lyrics by Tony Award Nominee Joe Iconis (a?oeSmash,a?? Be More Chill, The Black Suits), who also co-wrote the book with Lance Rubin (Denton Little's Deathdate), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Be More Chill), the show is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner (The Book of Mormon Supervising Associate Director) and stars Screen Actors Guild Award winner Annie Golden (Hair, Assassins, a?oeOrange is the New Blacka??) in the title role. The album will be produced by Joe Iconis and Charlie Rosen, and co-produced by Geoffrey Ko and Ian Kagey, with Jennifer Ashley Tepper serving as executive producer.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 9, 2019
This week, Broadway Bounty Hunter star Annie Golden got a backstage visit from some of her buddies from the TV series Orange Is The New Black!
by Fiona Scott - Aug 5, 2019
The Cambridge Impronauts bring their rom-com inspired show, Improv Actually, to the Edinburgh Fringe. At the top of the show, they take suggestions of character dating profiles from the audience and a favourite is decided by vote. The group then attempt to improvise a full romantic comedy within an hour using that character as the protagonist.
by TV Scoop - Aug 4, 2020
Get all the scoop on TASKMASTER, airing on THE CW on Sunday, August 16, 2020!
by TV Scoop - Aug 28, 2019
Get all the scoop on Encore Storylines for THE CBS DREAM TEAM… IT'S EPIC!, airing on CBS on Saturday, September 7, 2019!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2020
This list includes books like Wicked: The Grimmerie and Hamilton: The Revolution, as well as a Broadway cookbook, a book about Broadway art, the collected lyrics and Stephen Sondheim, and more!
by Chantal Kunst - Aug 20, 2019
TEC Entertainment maakt vandaag bekend dat de Queen rockmusical WE WILL ROCK YOU van 15 tot en met 19 januari 2020 verlengd wordt in het Martini Plaza in Groningen. De spectaculair nieuwe versie van de internationaal succesvolle musical van Queen en Ben Elton wordt geheel in het Engels opgevoerd en geproduceerd in samenwerking met Peeparrow Entertainment. WE WILL ROCK YOU is voor een gelimiteerd aantal voorstellingen uitsluitend te zien in Amsterdam, Den Haag, Hengelo en Groningen. De kaartverkoop voor de voorstellingen van WE WILL ROCK YOU in MartiniPlaza in Groningen is inmiddels van start gegaan.
by Rebecca Russo - Apr 5, 2019
It's 1958 and prom is going to be fab with Missy, Suzy, Cindy Lou and Betty Jean on stage to entertain their classmates with the popular songs of the day. Enjoy your favorites from the era, including "Mr. Sandman," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," "Leader of the Pack," and "It's My Party." Ten years later, the girls are together again at their high school reunion. Will they get the "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" they deserve?
by Julie Musbach - Apr 23, 2019
Producers Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Allison Bressi announce the cast of the New York Premiere of the new musical comedy BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER, opening Off-Broadway this summer at Greenwich House Theater
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 17, 2019
The Village Playwrights meet the second and fourth Thursday of the month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Studio 353, 353 W. 48th St., NYC in Studio 4.  Everyone is welcome. $5 suggested donation.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2020
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Broadway Bounty Hunter a?' Original Cast Recording will be available on digital and streaming formats on Friday, April 24.