Mack and Mabel
The season opens with Jerry Herman and Michael Stewart’s Mack and Mabel. Follow the dramatic, romantic entanglements of silent movie pioneer Mack Sennett and his comedienne-muse Mabel Normand. Mack discovers Mabel and makes her a star. Affection grows between the two but creative differences send Mabel into the arms of another. Relive Herman’s timeless score which includes the beloved ballads, "Time Heals Everything" and "I Won’t Send Roses".
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018
Ahead of the European debut at Trafalgar Studios from 16 October - 24 November, A Guide for the Homesick, releases rehearsal images and trailer. The powerful new play by the award-winning American writer Ken Urban stars Douglas Booth (Jupiter Ascending, Speech and Debate) and Clifford Samuel (McMafia, The Events) and is directed by Jonathan O'Boyle.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
Classic Stage Company announces the full cast for The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bertolt Brecht's unsettlingly timeless work, which kicks off CSC's 2018-2019 season on October 30, with rehearsals beginning this week.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award in 2016, launches its 80th milestone season with The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle. The Color Purple is the Tony Award-winning musical revival based upon the novel written by Alice Walker and the Warner Bros./Amblin Entertainment motion picture with a book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me, Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
Alan D. Marks and Barbara Marks have announced the development of the Broadway bound original musical inspired by the life and art of Jean-Michel Basquiat. Jon Batiste ("The Late Show with Stephen Colbert") has written the music & lyrics and Tony Award Winner John Doyle will direct. The development team is working closely with the Basquiat Estate and have secured the rights to Jean-Michel's art work and personal archives.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
Full casting has been announced for the comic retelling of the classic Sherlock tale, Hound of The Baskervilles, coming to the Barn Theatre, Cirencester from 24th October - 24th November 2018.
Lucie Arnaz, Robert Klein to Benefit The Actors Fund with Reunion Concert of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018
The Actors Fund announced today a 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song. The concert will be held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.) and will star the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018
The new musical King Kong begins performances tonight, Friday, October 5. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
BWW Review: Night 3 of The 29th New York Cabaret Convention Celebrates the Effervescent and Eclectic Music of Jerry Herman
by Eugene Ebner - Oct 14, 2018
The third night of performances at the Mabel Mercer Foundation's 29th Cabaret Convention was a feast for the eyes and ears. Hosted by the dynamic Klea Blackhurst, the full house of the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center gathered to witness the showcase of many powerhouse performances by cabaret greats, saluting the music of the incomparable Jerry Herman.
BWW Interview: Travis W. Walter & Mary Robin Roth of ARSENIC AND OLD LACE at Meadow Brook Theatre Say It's Filled with Laughter and Surprises!
by Katie Laban - Oct 1, 2018
The classic comic face, Arsenic and Old Lace, by Joseph Kesserlring is kicking off Meadow Brook Theatre's 53rd season is opening this week and running through October 28th in Rochester. Two sweet, older ladies who look like they wouldn't hurt a fly have been adding a dash of something special to their elderberry wine - poison. But what happens when their nephew, his fiancee, his uncle (who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt), and a bunch of other colorful characters come to visit? Hysterical chaos, that's what! BroadwayWorld Detroit had chance to talk with director, Travis W. Walter, and Mary Robin Roth, who plays the role of Abby, about the hilarious Arsenic and Old Lace before it opens this week.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2018 Fall Benefit, honoring three-time Tony Award recipient Bernadette Peters, on Monday evening, November 19 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue).
Moisés Kaufman to Direct Berkeley Rep's PARADISE SQUARE: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL, A.J. Shively, Kennedy Caughell, and More Star
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Paradise Square: An American Musical. The world premiere is helmed by acclaimed director Moises Kaufman, with choreography by the legendary Bill T. Jones and a book by Marcus Gardley, Craig Lucas, and Larry Kirwan. Music by Jason Howland and Larry Kirwan, with lyrics by Nathan Tysen, and based on the songs of Stephen Foster. Paradise Square is produced by special arrangement with Garth H. Drabinsky in association with Peter LeDonne and Teatro Proscenium Limited Partnership.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018
rtistic Director of Watford Palace Theatre, Brigid Larmour, today announces full casting for Jack and the Beanstalk. James Williams directs Miiya Alexandra (Liesel), Charlotte Clitherow (Fairy Fullobeans/Giant), Terence Frisch (Dame Trott), Oliver Longstaff (Jack Trott), Jill McAusland (Nightshade), Walter van Dyk (Herr Brush) and Marc Zayat (MooMoo). The production opens on 8 December, with previews from 5 December and runs until 5 January.
Laguna Playhouse Presents A New Year's Eve Tradition- Rita Rudner Starring In HER ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, LAST SHOW OF 2018
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce a hilarious way to start your New Year, its fifth annual New Year's Eve celebration performance of superstar comedienne Rita Rudner in RITA RUDNER: HER ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY LAST SHOW OF 2018. RITA RUDNER: HER ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY LAST SHOW OF 2018 will perform on Monday, December 31 at 7pm at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
Photo Coverage: Broadway Puts On Their Monday Clothes to Celebrate Bernadette Peters at MTC's Fall Benefit!
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 20, 2018
Just last night, Manhattan Theatre Club presented its 2018 Fall Benefit, honoring legendary three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters. Peters has been a longtime member of the MTC family, since she co-starred with Christine Baranski in Sally and Marsha, directed by Lynne Meadow in 1982, at which time she joined the MTC Board.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018
Following sell-out performances in 2016 and 2017, the London Musical Theatre Orchestra returns to the Lyceum Theatre for three performances of their critically and popularly acclaimed concert production of Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent's A Christmas Carol.
Nine-Time Vegas Comedian Of The Year Rita Rudner Brings Her Iconic Observations On Everyday Life To The McCallum
by David Green - Nov 19, 2018
The McCallum Theatre presents Rita Rudner on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00pm. The nine-time Las Vegas Comedian of the Year has the longest running solo comedy show in the history of Las Vegas with over 14 years on the Strip. Known for her thought-provoking one-liners and her observations on everyday life, Rudner keeps it real talking about the things that amuse her.
Griff Rhys Jones, Lucie Jones, And More Will Lead London Musical Theatre Orchestra's Concert Version Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
London Musical Theatre Orchestra are proud to announce the full cast of the 2018 production of their spectacular concert version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Alan Menken, Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent from the original story by Charles Dickens.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
Audiences have two weeks left to catch Ken Urban's arresting new drama A Guide for the Homesick, with its 'mesmerizing performances' (Aleks Sierz, Theatre Times) by the talented Douglas Booth and Clifford Samuel. This gripping new drama completes its hit run on 24 November 2018. The production is directed by Jonathan O'Boyle and produced by Stage Traffic Productions.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Seth Bisen-Hersh has been producing, emceeing and accompanying his weekly musical theatre showcases at renowned cabaret venue, Don't Tell Mama, for over 12 years now.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Mark Bramble, the American theatre director, author and producer died on February 20, 2019 at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore following complications related to cardiovascular hypertension. He was 68 years old. His passing was reported by his long-time business manager and friend, Richard Koenigsberg.
by Ben Rimalower - Mar 29, 2019
As I'm going through all my Gypsy CDs (yes, to ensure I have them all either on my hard drive or accessible in the cloud, before throwing them out), I'm finding myself weirdly most drawn to Tyne Daly's recording, from her Tony-winning performance in the 1989 revival. The thing is I know Tyne Daly, I mean I know her work. She's been a familiar and distinctive presence on stage and screen for as long as I can remember and I even have a few musical theater recordings featuring her singing, but hers is not a singing voice I live with on a LITERALLY daily basis like, say, Ethel Merman's, Angela Lansbury's, Bette Midler's, Bernadette Peters's or Patti LuPone's. So to me, Tyne Daly's Rose is a unique sound that I can only identify with Tyne Daly's Rose and, therefore, a character. For today, that's the Gypsy I most feel like listening to.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces A Star is Born: The Concert, on Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm. The show features a number of Broadway' finest singers, from shows such as Cats, Crazy for You, Aida, and more. Bay Street audiences will remember director/performer Scott Coulter from Music Monday's Stephen Schwartz & Friends and the 8-Track Memories concert.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
The legendary Bernadette Peters revealed an exciting list of concert dates not so long ago that included appearances in London, Edinburgh, and more. Unfortunately the UK tour dates have been cancelled.
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 4, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: City Center season announced, Hadestown cast recording news, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie: Celebrate Sondheim & Hamlisch on Monday, July 8 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 baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500, open daily from 11am to showtime.
Breaking: Ashley Park-Led THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, EVITA, MACK & MABEL & More Set for NY City Center's 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
New York City Center today announced programming for the 2019 - 2020 season, which will include Mack and Mabel (Feb 19-23), Kurt Weill's Love Life (March 18-22) directed by Victoria Clark, and a 'new version' of Thoroughly Modern Millie (May 6-10), featuring edits by the playwright Lauren Yee and led by 2018 Tony nominee Ashley Park.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Three legendary icons. Three beloved motion pictures. Three best-selling soundtrack albums. One epic concert celebration.Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to present A Star is Born: The Concert on Friday, August 9 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 10 (8 p.m.). Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, and Lady Gaga each stole our hearts with "A Star is Born."
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Bernadette Peters was a guest on Monday's episode of Live with Kelly and Ryan. During the interview, Peters talks about her trip to Vancouver and the politeness of Canadian audiences. She also joins hosts Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest to learn facts about dogs when they played 'Truth or Tail.'
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 17, 2019
Today's top stories: Waitress will close in January, Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella is coming to Broadway, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2019
For one-night-only, on SATURDAY 27TH July 2019 at 7:30pm, Emcee Jake Hellier and the Royal Surrey Choir return to the stage for their 2019 Summer Charity Concert 'It's The Girls' celebrating the 60's Girl-Group revolution and featuring classic songs from Aretha Franklin, Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black, Carole King and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Robert Hastie today announces the full casts for the debbie tucker green's hang; and the world premiere of his production of the new musical Standing at the Sky's Edge with music and lyrics by Richard Hawley and book by Chris Bush.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019
Throughout her illustrious career, Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. The McCallum Theatre presents Bernadette Peters, with Marvin Laird, Musical Director, today, January 24, at 8:00pm.
by David Green - Jan 2, 2019
Throughout her illustrious career, Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics with her performances on stage and television, in concert, and on recordings. The McCallum Theatre presents Bernadette Peters, with Marvin Laird, Musical Director, on Thursday, January 24, at 8:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Broadway legend Bernadette Peters has just released new concert dates with stops across the US, Canada, and UK. Find the full list below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
City Springs Theatre, Atlanta's newest professional theatre company, presents Broadway'sWilliam Michals and Kristine Reese in Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'South Pacific,'the glorious classic that poetically parallels two love stories threatened by the dangers of prejudice and war. The original 1949 Broadway production, based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, 'Tales of the South Pacific,' by James A. Michener, garnered 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The acclaimed 2008 Lincoln Center Theater production received seven Tony Awards, the most of any musical revival. Directed by Tony Award recipient and Broadway legend Baayork Lee, 'South Pacific'plays the Byers Theatre at TheSandy Springs Performing Arts Center (1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs) March 8 - 17, 2019. Tickets are $30 - $62, with discounts for seniors, students, groups, and active and retired military personnel. Visit www.CitySpringsTheatre.comor call 404-477-4365 for more information.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 28, 2019
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of one of Broadway's most notable living legends, the lovely Bernadette Peters.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Mark Bramble, the American theatre director, author and producer died yesterday (February 20, 2018) at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore following complications related to cardiovascular hypertension according to the physician on call. He was 68 years old. His passing was reported by his long-time business manager and friend, Richard Koenigsberg.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer)
Lucie Arnaz & Robert Klein Will Benefit The Actors Fund Tonight with Reunion Concert of THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019
A 40th Anniversary reunion benefit concert of the 1979 hit Broadway production of They're Playing Our Song will be held on Monday, February 11th at 7:30 pm at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th St.) and will star the Broadway cast members Lucie Arnaz as 'Sonia Walsk' and Robert Klein as 'Vernon Gersch'.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes back acclaimed actress of stage and screen Bernadette Peters for one night only on January 26, 2019 at 8:00pm. A three-time Tony Award®recipient who most recently starred as Dolly Gallagher Levi in the Broadway revival of Hello, Dolly!, Peters will perform a medley of Broadway songs including selections by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim and many more.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
Two of Broadway's most endearing leading ladies-Andrea McArdle and Donna McKechnie-celebrate two of America's most beloved musical theatre composers-Stephen Sondheim and Marvin Hamlisch-at Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, January 18 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, January 19 (8 p.m.).
Adrianna Hicks to Be Too Beautiful for Words Leading Paper Mill's THE COLOR PURPLE; Full Cast and Creative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for The Color Purple, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. Cast members from the 2015 Broadway revival lead the Paper Mill Playhouse company, including Adrianna Hicks (Aladdin, Sister Act - Germany) as Celie, Carla R. Stewart (Ghost - National Tour, Rent - Regional) as Shug Avery and Carrie Compere (Holler If You Hear Me,Shrek the Musical - National Tour) as Sofia.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018
Through the lens of a rock documentary, Wasted is a brand new musical that gives an access-all-areas account of the struggles, heartbreaks and triumphs of the three Bronte sisters Charlotte, Emily, Anne, and their brother Branwell. Brought up in a remote, poverty-stricken town in Yorkshire, without money or opportunity, they fought ill health, unrequited love and family feuds to write some of the most celebrated literature including Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018
Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2018 Fall Benefit, honoring legendary three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, on Monday evening, November 19 at 583 Park Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
A powerful new play by the award-winning American writer Ken Urban, A Guide for the Homesick will make its European debut at Trafalgar Studios Two from 16 October - 24 November, with press night on 18 October 2018. This gripping thriller will star Douglas Booth (Jupiter Ascending, Speech and Debate) and Clifford Samuel (McMafia, The Events) and is directed by Jonathan O'Boyle.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Three-time Tony winner Bernadette Peters performs at Mayo Performing Arts Center on Saturday, May 11 at 8 pm. Tickets are $69-$99.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2019
Overtures Piano Bar - London's only sing-along piano bar dedicated to musical theatre - is travelling from its home in Marble Arch to Liverpool Street for a one-off celebration at Bishopsgate Institute. Accompanied by the London Musical Theatre Orchestra, and conducted by Freddie Tapner (Wicked, Victoria Apollo Theatre; Jersey Boys, UK Tour; Mack and Mabel, Hackney Empire), it is guaranteed to be a riotous evening, welcoming people of all ages and backgrounds and, most importantly, all singing levels.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
What happens when you combine a 'Trading Spaces' star with a madcap musical about trying to trade one's identity? Or a 'Drag Race' contestant with songs about the larger than life 'Mame'? It promises to be an incredible evening of entertainment as The American Pops Orchestra presents 'I Am What I Am: The Music of Jerry Herman,' starring some of today's freshest voices.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Dancers Over 40 will welcome a bushel full of performers, surprise guests and a gaggle of wandering dancers from every discipline for a tribute to theatre impresario David Merrick on Monday, April 29, 7pm at St. Luke's Theater, 308 West 46th Street in NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019
Overture Center for the Arts welcomes acclaimed actress of stage and screen Bernadette Peters for one night only on April 19, 2019 at 8 p.m.