Louisiana Purchase

Opened: May 28, 1940

Louisiana Purchase - 1940 - Broadway History , Info & More

Imperial Theatre (Broadway)
249 West 45th St. New York, NY

Based on a story by B. G. DeSylva

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International Contemporary Ensemble to Present COMPOSING WHILE BLACK: VOLUME ONE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 14, 2023

International Contemporary Ensemble will present 'Composing While Black: Volume One,' featuring world premieres of new works by Courtney Bryan and Adegoke Steve Colson. Learn how to purchase tickets.

New Orleans Ballet Association Presents American Ballet Theatre For The First Time In Almost 50 Years
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 21, 2022

New Orleans Ballet Association brings one of the world's greatest dance companies, American Ballet Theatre, to the Mahalia Jackson Theater for two performances of the beloved, comedic ballet, Don Quixote, accompanied by the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 2 p.m.

Tickets For NOBA's Final Main Stage Production Available Tomorrow
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2022

New Orleans Ballet Association will bring national treasure and international favorite American Ballet Theatre (ABT) to the Mahalia Jackson Theater on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 15, 2022, at 2 p.m.

Learn All About Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN and Celebrate Broadway's Return with #NoBusinessLikeShowBusiness
by Team BWW - Nov 8, 2021

Live theatre is officially back and Concord Theatricals is celebrating! 'There's No Business Like Show Business' is a digital celebration that launched just last month, marking the return of live theater and all of the incredible people who help to make it happen. The celebration coincides with the 75th anniversary of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun and its iconic showstopper 'There's No Business Like Show Business,' a song that has more resonance than ever this year.

The New Orleans Ballet Association Announces 2021-2022 Main Stage Dance Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2021

The New Orleans Ballet Association has announced its 2021-2022 Main Stage Dance Season at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. NOBA's collection of vibrant, sumptuous, captivating dance offerings represent the best and brightest of what the dance world has to offer today.

MOCA To Host Conversations At MOCA With Curator Tere Arcq And Closing Reception, March 29
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2020

The Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami (MOCA) is currently presenting three exhibitions a?" a?oeCecilia Vicuña: About to Happen,a?? a?oeAlice Rahon: Poetic Invocationsa?? and a?oeHamacaSa?? a?" through March 29, 2020.

American Idol's David Hernandez Joins Rockwell Line-Up
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 15, 2019

Fraser Entertainment Group's AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY will be back at LA's Rockwell Table and Stage with another new cast of performers. The celebration of the Broadway Songbook will take place on Sunday, July 21st at 8PM (doors open at 6:30).

Irving Berlin Cabaret 'Doin' What Comes Naturally' Comes to Houston
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2019

PAUL HOPE is bringing the Great American Songbook back to the HOUSTON ARTS SCENE with DOIN' WHAT COMES NATURALLY: IRVING BERLIN IN THE '40s at OVATIONS NIGHT CLUB, located at 2536 Times Blvd Houston, TX 77005, on MAY 31st - JUNE 2nd. Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 8pm (2000), Sunday at 4pm (1600).

Irving Berlin's LOUISIANA PURCHASE Begins This Evening at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Louisiana Purchase has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Pulitzer Prize winner Morrie Ryskind. The show opened in 1940 and ran for over a year.

Cast Announced for Irving Berlin's LOUISIANA PURCHASE at Musicals Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Louisiana Purchase has music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and book by Pulitzer Prize winner Morrie Ryskind. The show opened in 1940 and ran for over a year.

Santa Barbara Symphony To Perform Disney's FANTASIA, 1/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor David Lockington, will provide stirring orchestral accompaniment to screened excerpts from Disney's beloved Fantasia films at the Granada Theatre on January 28 and 29.

Santa Barbara Symphony To Perform Disney's FANTASIA, 1/28-29
by Molly Tracy - Jan 10, 2017

The Santa Barbara Symphony, under the baton of guest conductor David Lockington, will provide stirring orchestral accompaniment to screened excerpts from Disney's beloved Fantasia films at the Granada Theatre on January 28 and 29.

Britney Spears to Receive Millennium Award & Perform Medley of Hits on BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARD
by Caryn Robbins - May 2, 2016

Billboard and dick clark productions announced today that world-renowned superstar and Las Vegas resident, Britney Spears, will receive this year's Millennium Award at the 2016 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS'.

Tony Winner Michael McGrath Joins Cast of Roundabout's Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 27, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony Award winner Michael McGrath (Sipos) will join previously announced stars, Laura Benanti (Amalia), Josh Radnor (Georg), Rene? Auberjonois (Maraczek), Gavin Creel (Kodaly) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona) in a new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. This classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary season.

Jess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 3, 2015

Tony Award-winning costume designer, JESS GOLDSTEIN (currently represented on Broadway with Jersey Boys and On the Town), and scenic designer DOUGLAS W. SCHMIDT are among the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 1, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Goldstein was selected to receive the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Schmidt will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design.

28th Annual Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literacy Festival to Feature HOTEL PLAYS, GREEN EYES & More, 3/19-23
by Diana Heisroth - Mar 7, 2014

With the reopening of one of the country's oldest community theaters and some unique staging in unexpected venues, New Orleans' historic French Quarter will pulse with productions of Tennessee Williams' works, as well as some inspired by or dedicated to the legendary playwright and his life in the city he considered his "spiritual home."

Highline Ballroom Announces Their Weekly Schedule And Upcoming Events
by Gabrielle Sierra - Oct 19, 2010

Highline Ballroom is located at 431 West 16th Street between 9th Avenue and 10th Avenue.

Museum of Jewish Heritage Announces March-April Programming
by Gabrielle Sierra - Feb 2, 2010

The March-April public programming schedule at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust will feature controversial films, engaging performances, family-friendly fare, and compelling discussions.

Theatre Notables Sondheim, Ziegfield, Simon & More Amongst 'New York City 400'
by Robert Diamond - Sep 10, 2009

The NYC400 is the first-ever list of New York City's ultimate movers and shakers since the City's founding?from politics, the arts, business, sports, science, and entertainment.

Louisiana Purchase FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Apologia
Sex Marches On
Louisiana Purchase
It's a Lovely Day Tomorrow
Outside of That I Love You
You're Lonely and I'm Lonely
Tonight at the Mardi Gras
What's This We Hear
Opening Act 2
Latins Know How
What Chance Have I with Love?
The Lord Done Fixed Up My Soul
Fools Fall in Love
Old Man's Darling, Young Man's Slave
You Can't Brush Me Off
Somebody Handed Us a Ticket to Picket
It'll Come to You
Wild About You
I'd Love to Be Shot from a Cannon with You
Louisiana Purchase has had 3 productions including Broadway which opened in 1940, Broadway which opened in 1940 and Off-Broadway which opened in 1996.

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