Listen to My Heart

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Upstairs at 54

(New York, NY)
254 West 54th Street
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015
Eric Bryant (Room Service), Susan Cella (The Graduate), Adam LeBow (Greenwood), Allen Lewis Rickman (Relatively Speaking), Sarah Sirota (Zuccotti Park), and Melissa Teitel (I Hate Hamlet) co-star. Performances begin October 2.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nancy Dussault in "MY LIFE UPON THE WICKED STAGE" on September 27, 2016 @ 7:00PM. Nancy will take the audience on a musical journey, returning to those heady days of her Broadway life. Expect this Golden Age leading lady to sing the brilliant songs of Richard Rodgers, Jule Styne, Burton Lane, and Stephen Sondheim. You'll also get to re-live the time when she introduced the classic, "Make Someone Happy". Nancy will regale with tales of being the first co-host of Good Morning America, co-starring in the New Dick Van Dyke show, and starring with Ted Knight in "Too Close For Comfort", before returning to Broadway in Side By Side By Sondheim and Into The Woods. In "My Life-Upon The Wicked Stage" Dussault brings her musicality, comedic storytelling, and unique personal accessibility to songs including "Getting Married Today", "Look To The Rainbow", "Where Is The Tribe For Me", "Old Friend" and of course, " Make Someone Happy".
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016
On the heels of releasing his latest album Portraits & Tributes, award-winning composer/conductor/teacher Scott Wheeler celebrates two new major works to be performed in fall 2016: Naga, his fourth opera, set to a libretto by Cerise Jacobs, premiering September 10-17 in Boston; and Songs To Fill The Void, a three-song cycle set to poetry by Robert Barefield, premiering October 2 in New York City at Weill Recital Hall. In addition, the New Juilliard Ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs will present his chamber symphony City of Shadows on October 1.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016
Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
Do you want to hear the best story you've ever heard in your life? Andrea Gibson asks into the microphone. The audience leans forward in silent anticipation. So I met this woman and I went home to her house with her. She pauses, already a great story. The audience erupts with laughter, a happy juxtaposition after being so quietly captivated. Smirking into the spotlight, Andrea continues, So we're about to kiss for the very first time. And right before our lips touch, she jumps from the bed, runs to the closet and grabs a stethoscope, puts the ear thingies in my ears and slides the knob down her shirt onto her heart and says, 'I want you to listen to my heart speed up when you kiss me.' And I kissed her! And her heart got faster and faster y'all. By this point the room itself almost feels like a stethoscope pumping with the galloping hearts of the fans. Moral of the story, buy a stethoscope, Gibson says, and there's that laughter again, followed by music, and they launch into a love poem with the members of the audience mouthing along.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Amas Musical Theatre, (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) presents a developmental reading of Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets, The Musical, a new musical based on the popular Naughty Naughty Pets franchise featured on Cartoon Network, with books published by Disney's Hyperion Books for Children. The reading, which is open to the public, takes place as part of Amas Musical Theatre's Dare to Be Different Festival on Nov. 23rd @ 5:00 pm and Nov. 24th, 2019, @ 12:00 & 3:00 pm at the A.R.T/New York Theatres, Mezzanine Theatre, 502 West 53rd Street, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
Desperate Measures, the hit musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed byBill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry) has announced a new block of tickets, now on sale through December 30.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015
Erin Cross announces Nancy LaMott tribute concert to benefit pediatric cancer research at St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Saturday, November 28th, 2015 at 4pm, The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010).
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018
Desperate Measures will make its highly anticipated return to New World Stages beginning May30 with opening night set for June 13. 
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th.
by - May 26, 2018
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/26/2018.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016
Broadway and cabaret performers come together for a good cause on Saturday, June 4 at 7 pm at Unity Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. The 'cause' for this concert will be announced as a part of the event itself, so just come enjoy a stellar show with two for one drinks after the event at BJ Ryan's BANC House (around the corner from Unity Center).
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015
Hear ye, hear ye! In honor of National Tiara Day this Sunday, May 24, the Off-Broadway hit comedy Disenchanted! announces the first ever Tiara Awards. Not your (Fairy God) mother's awards - 'The Tiaras' (#TheTiaras) are granted to the most enchanting ingenues, spellbinding performers, wicked scoundrels and perfect Prince Charmings of the Great White Way.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018
DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018
Award-winning actress Marsha Mason (Fire and Air, Impressionism,The Goodbye Girl) joins the cast of The Trauma Brain Project, (www.thetraumabrainproject.com), a one night theatrical event on Monday, April 9th at 7pm at The Jerry Orbach Theater in The Theatre Center (210 West 50th Street, 3rd Floor), it was announced by producers Katherine Elliot, Shannon Lower, and executive producer Pat Flicker Addiss. Broadway actress Jessica Grove (A Little Night Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Shannon Lower (Lovington, UrbanErotika) complete the cast.
by Meet the Cast - Mar 24, 2016
With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, BRIGHT STAR began performances on February 25th and opens officially tonight, March 24th, 2016 at at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Steele Spring Stage Rights, the licensing company that represents The Marvelous Wonderettes, has just acquired the licensing and theatrical performance rights to the award-winning off-Broadway musical comedy smash that sets William Shakespeare's Measure for Measure in the Wild West.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 6, 2017
Photographs of America's most treasured composers are on the walls of the Friars Club. By some oversight David Friedman's is not.  After an evening of David and friends performing his music he will take his rightful  place among the music greats who have had their music echo through the hallowed rooms of the club.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Desperate Measures, a new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman(Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino(Cagney, Marry Harry) is one of the most winning off-Broadway shows of the year. TV and current star of Amy and the Orphans, Jamie Brewer, stopped by for a visit with the cast backstage. Check out photos below.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Desperate Measures, a new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino(Cagney, Marry Harry) is one of the most winning off-Broadway shows of the year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017
Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017
When Tampa's longest running professional theatre, Stageworks, opens the award winning production of 'The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity' on June 1, 2017, one cast member is having the opportunity of a lifetime by playing a role that epitomizes all the negative personality traits of a position in a business he knows too well.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Desperate Measures, now playing at New World Stages, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015
Abingdon Theatre Company launches its 2015-2016 Season of new plays beginning this fall with the world premiere of CUT THROAT by JB Reich. Directed by Drama Desk nominee Mark Waldrop (NEWSical The Musical, When Pigs Fly), CUT THROAT is set to begin previews October 2 at Abingdon Theatre Arts Complex's Dorothy Strelsin Theatre (312 West 36th Street).
by DT Gramkee - Jul 20, 2017
CABARET SENSATION KATHY 'BABE' ROBINSON PLAYS NEW HOPE! at The RRAZZ ROOM One Night Only, Friday July 21!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
The Original Cast Recording from the hit musical comedy Desperate Measures is available digitally today from Masterworks Broadway, with the CD set for release August 10. With music by David Friedman (Listen to My Heart) and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), the album is produced by Robert Sher with liner notes by Peter Filichia. Described by the Huffington Post as 'a good old-fashioned musical comedy... a happy surprise of a show filled with enjoyable songs,' Desperate Measures is currently running at New World Stages in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017
Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017
Due to overwhelming audience response, Cloud 9 Theatricals, in association with Lang Entertainment Group and Ray of Light Theatre, announced today the extension of the San Francisco premiere of SILENCE! The Musical - the "subversively funny and deliciously tasty" award-winning musical parody of "The Silence of the Lambs." Originally scheduled to close on Saturday, February 25, tickets are now on-sale through Saturday, March 18. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jordan Fisher, Jenn Colella, and David Friedman alongside Red Mountain Theatre Company's Conservatory on Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 9:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017
The PNC Pops proves 'there's no business like show business' during an evening of Broadway showstoppers with 'Broadway Standing Ovations' on February 17-19 at Heinz Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017
The PNC Pops proves 'there's no business like show business' during an evening of Broadway showstoppers with 'Broadway Standing Ovations' on February 17-19 at Heinz Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017
Actors' Playhouse will present the Tony Award-winning musical Carousel, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017
It's a cabaret! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director) will present a ONE NIGHT ONLY, special event Desperate After Dark, a cabaret of song celebrating the music of David Friedman, following the performance of Desperate Measures, the new hit musical with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg and music by Mr. Friedman, late night on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 beginning at 10:00PM onstage at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016
Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016
The producers of the Broadway hit Waitress have announced that Joe Cassidy will play Cal, the curmudgeonly diner chef, from this January through February 12.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017
Producers, Theatreworks USA, Martian Entertainment, Greg Schaffert Productions and Lang Entertainment Group have partnered with The Road Company (trc.nyc) to bring Drama Desk Nominated Best Musical, The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical around the country beginning fall of 2018.
by Cabaret Creators - Aug 28, 2017
In the final part of this edition of PUTTING IT TOGETHER, a monthly series of narratives from artists putting together cabaret shows in New York, Amy Oestreicher recalls putting on the final touches to her show GUTLESS & GRATEFUL, how it all came together, and how it continues to grow.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016
Michael Alden Productions presents the New York premiere of NOT THAT JEWISH, written and performed by Emmy Award-winning and Golden Globe nominated writer and comedian Monica Piper (Writer of Roseanne, Mad About You, Rugrats) and directed by Mark Waldrop (Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly, Bea Arthur on Broadway: Just Between Friends).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous). 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
Desperate Measures, the new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina),and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry) has announced a new block of tickets, now on sale through October 28 for the open ended run.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016
NEW YORK, NY (For Release 8.2.16) — On the heels of releasing his latest album Portraits & Tributes, award-winning composer/conductor/teacher Scott Wheeler celebrates two new major works to be performed in fall 2016: Naga, his fourth opera, set to a libretto by Cerise Jacobs, premiering September 10-17 in Boston; and Songs To Fill The Void, a three-song cycle set to poetry by Robert Barefield, premiering October 2 in New York City at Weill Recital Hall. In addition, the New Juilliard Ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs will present his chamber symphony City of Shadows on October 1.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016
On the heels of releasing his latest album Portraits & Tributes, award-winning composer/conductor/teacher Scott Wheeler celebrates two new major works to be performed in fall 2016: Naga, his fourth opera, set to a libretto by Cerise Jacobs, premiering September 10-17 in Boston; and Songs To Fill The Void, a three-song cycle set to poetry by Robert Barefield, premiering October 2 in New York City at Weill Recital Hall. In addition, the New Juilliard Ensemble conducted by Joel Sachs will present his chamber symphony City of Shadows on October 1.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures.
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2019
Today The Drums release its fifth album Brutalism, out now via ANTI-. The follow-up to 2017's 'Abysmal Thoughts,' which marked the band's first release as a solo project from frontman Jonny Pierce, Brutalism is quite possibly the best collection of songs in the band's ten-year career.  
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018
Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) will be joined by composer David Friedman and Grammy-nominated album producer Rob Sher on the Guild Hall stage on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm for an insightful discussion answering the question, 'How do all those original cast recordings of our favorite musicals get made?'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016
The moment that Bat lovers everywhere have been waiting for here: THE BATS will bring that 'old bat magic' back when Eddie Eckstein, Paul Ditchfield, Pete Clifford and Derek Gordon reunite for a six-performance run at Theatre on the Bay this June.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday April 28th 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, an 'electrifying' (Newsday) musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will launch its national tour in Chicago in January 2019 before heading across the country, with engagements announced in Seattle, Detroit, Charlotte, San Antonio and more. Additional tour cities and casting will be announced at a later date.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cossette present Desperate Measures, a new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina),and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry). Desperate Measures has announced full casting and will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), for an open-ended engagement beginning May 30 with opening night set for June 13.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2018
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday April 28th 2018.