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Playhouse Theatre

(New York, NY)
137 W. 48th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2019
Broadway star of Mamma Mia, Wonderland, Hairspray, and Sunset Boulevard, KAREN MASON, and award-winning guitarist, SEAN HARKNESS, will join recording and cabaret artist, KEVIN DOZIER, to celebrate the holidays and the release of Kevin's 4th studio recording, 'Christmas Eve', at The Green Room 42 in Manhattan on December 17th with music direction by ALEX RYBECK.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 6, 2019
Much lauded cabaret performer Michael Kirk Lane hits the stage at Don't Tell Mama for one night with A CHRISTMAS WISH and he is bringing along some of his most fun and festive comrades in cabaret! And it's for charity, too. What a guy!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Theatre artists from around the city and across the globe come together to uplift stories of climate heroes and climate warriors. Join us at the historic and cultural landmark Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute to celebrate local and global climate action through performance! The afternoon will feature short plays in English and Spanish from Climate Change Theatre Action and conversation with local climate justice organizers.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has announced the full cast of the new musical Darling Grenadine, book, music & lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik, directed & choreographed by Michael Berresse.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
The inimitable Sandra Bernhard is celebrating her tenth year of holiday shows at Joe's Pub in New York City with 'Sandy's Holiday Extravaganza: A Decade of Madness and Mayhem' December 26th - 31st with two shows each night. Bernhard will also perform her new show throughout 2020 around the country and overseas.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Broadway's Future Songbook Series - presented by Arts and Artists of Tomorrow - continues its season on Saturday, December 14th in the Bruno Walter Auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center located at 111 Amsterdam Avenue and 65th Street. Show time is 2:30PM and admission is FREE. Produced, Directed and Hosted by John Znidarsic and Patricia Hoag Simon - this special concert features an array of traditional and new holiday songs performed by students and graduates of Marymount Manhattan College. Nick Ferla will serve as music director.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Birdland Jazz Club's schedule for December 16-December 22 includes Monty Alexander, Julius Rodriguez, A Swinging Birdland Christmas, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 6, 2019
Today's top stories: Read all of the reviews for Jagged Little Pill, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Ghostlight Records has announced that the new cast album of Cole Porter's The New Yorkers - The New York City Center Encores! 2017 Cast Recording is available on CD, digital and streaming formats today, Friday, December 6. The release is the first major cast album of the 1930 musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Herbert Fields, and based on a story by Peter Arno and E. Ray Goetz. The 2017 production from New York City Center (Arlene Shuler, New York City Center President & CEO) Encores! was directed by John Rando, with musical direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Chris Bailey.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Throughout its extensive history, the Highlights In Jazz series has made a practice of presenting a spectrum of the most beloved and admired jazz players on the scene. The upcoming 2020 season is no exception, with the exciting four-concert series bringing together stellar musicians including Jimmy Cobb, Jay Leonhart, Bernard Purdie, Art Baron, Russell Malone and others. Count on hearing unforgettable performances from Wycliffe Gordon, Peter and Will Anderson, Victor Lewis, Eddie Daniels, joined by an array of greats.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
Do you want to play a game? Well Shakespeare's faeries and mystical creatures are upset because last year The Onomatopoeia Theatre Company only produced one show and it wasn't even a comedy! To make up for this, they are magically forcing four of mortal actors from NYC to play a chaotic game where they must perform the roles of the Four Lovers and the Rude Mechanicals from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'! It will be a night of theatrical chaos full of music, laughter and dance!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019
The Old Globe's 2020 Summer Season brings to Balboa Park an extraordinarily talented group of artists who will delight audiences with their unique takes on four great works of theatre. The season incudes a classic American musical, a new adaptation of a 20th century thriller, and two of Shakespeare's masterworks on our outdoor stage.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 12/5/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Author Blanca De La Rosa is has announced the release of her memoir entitled, Pursuing a Better Tomorrow. Released by Angels Fortune Editions in September 2019, the book is receiving rave reviews from readers and reviewer.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
The highly-anticipated return engagement of Sir Patrick Stewart's acclaimed oneman version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL to benefit City Harvest and Ars Nova will play for two nights only, December 11 and December 13, at Theater 511 (511 West 54th Street). Two tickets per benefit performance will now be offered for $25 to TodayTix Lottery winners.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
City Farm Presents announced the 3rd Brooklyn Podcast Festival taking place January 22 - 26, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Featuring more than 15 podcasts over 5 days, the Festival will be hosted at The Bell House, Union Hall, and BRIC House. Tickets are currently on sale for all announced shows with additional shows to be announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) announced today a two-week extension for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winning-play Pumpgirl, by Abbie Spallen (Strandline), directed by Nicola Murphy (Stop/Over). Pumpgirl began performances in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre (132 W 22nd Street, New York, NY 10011) on November 7 and opened November 14. Originally set to close on December 29, 2019, it will now play an extended run through January 12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
The Steps Beyond Foundation, Steps on Broadway's non-profit organization that connects artists and community through dialogue, performance, and artistic collaboration, announces New Voices, New Works, New Stories, December 8 at 7:00 p.m, a performance lab to bolster and support the choreographic voice. This curated program includes 11 emerging and established artists selected by an esteemed committee to present works in theater, jazz, modern, tap, contemporary and ballet. Each choreographer selected for the lab is granted discounted rehearsal space, free marketing, and the technical tools to cultivate the evening presentation.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
San Diego Opera's 2019-2020 mainstage season continues with Engelbert Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, which opens on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at the San Diego Civic Theatre for four performances.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
This summer, take a break from the hustle and bustle and journey to the lakes region of Central Maine to experience Theater at Monmouth's (R)evolutionary Season. 2020 is a big year! It's Maine's Bicentennial, it's the 100th Anniversary of Women's Suffrage, and it's an election year. So many revolutionary and evolutionary things to celebrate we've rolled them all into one big ball for a 51st Season of EPIC proportions.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Performance artist and choreographer Karen Bernard will present her new interdisciplinary work, Lakeside, Thursday-Saturday, February 6-8, at 8pm, at the Salon/Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway (between Prince and Spring Streets), in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) presents new music piano trio Longleash in their 5BMF debut, performing Beethoven Reflections on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 7:30pm at Flushing Town Hall in Queens and Sunday, January 12, 2020 at 3:00pm at Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church in Manhattan. The program includes two of Beethoven's celebrated trios - the Piano Trio in C minor, Op. 1 No. 3 and Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 70 No. 1 'Ghost' - paired with two contemporary responses: John Zorn's Ghosts, and the world premiere of Reiko Füting's free - whereof -- wherefore, co-commissioned by 5BMF and Longleash.
by Linnae Medeiros - Dec 5, 2019
With college theatre program auditions in full swing, we're delving into some of the country's most prestigious theatre programs to learn more about everything from their audition processes to how they're preparing students for post-grad life, and more. Today we're chatting with twenty-five different major universities to find out how they ensure that their programs continue to stay as relevant as possible over the years.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
North/South Consonance, Inc. kicks off its 40th consecutive season and celebrates the arrival of the New Year with a free-admission concert on Sunday afternoon January 12, 2020.
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
After many recordings for the Chiaroscuro, Concord, Discovery, DMP, Palmetto, and Steeplechase record companies, pianist Bill Mays is releasing, on his own No Blooze Music label (released November 28, 2019), Mays Plays Mays: Bill Mays and Friends. The friends include guitarist John Hart, trumpeter Marvin Stamm, drummer Matt Wilson and bassist Martin Wind. Beautifully recorded by Matt Balitsaris, and mastered by Michael MacDonald, this marks Bill's 38th recording as a leader.
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Film distributor Hope Runs High and production house Karmic Release Ltd. threw the opening night bash for Film Forum's LEE GRANT: ACTOR. FILMMAKER series. Running until February 12, 2020, it marks the first retrospective to celebrate Grant's work as both actor and director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
In 1874, a one-year-old organization called the Oratorio Society of New York performed Handel's Messiah on Christmas night at Steinway Hall, then on East 14th Street. Earlier that year, New York City made its first move to grow beyond Manhattan by annexing the 'West Bronx.'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine presents Fantasias and Carols: A Cathedral Christmas on Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), Manhattan. The Cathedral Choirs will join forces under the leadership of Kent Tritle, Director of Cathedral Music and one of America's leading choral conductors, and Bryan Zaros, Associate Choirmaster. This signature event is one of many comprising the 2019-2020 season of Great Music in a Great Space.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) (Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director Jeremy Blocker) announced today the dates for the next two productions of the 2019/20 season, Endlings and Sanctuary City.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The UC San Diego Department Of Theatre And Dance Presents ELEKTRA By Sophocles, translated by Timberlake Wertenbaker and directed by Juliana Kleist-Mendez.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
For two weeks only Luna Stage will present Ami Brabson's newest cabaret A Change is Gonna Come. The show opens this Friday, December 6th at 8pm and runs through Sunday December 15. Tickets for this powerful blending of story and song, featuring a live band on Luna's MainStage, are available now at LunaStage.org.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
10 Hairy Legs, the male repertory dance company, continues its aggressive commitment to the commissioning of new works and gains first-time rights to perform Brian Brooks' solo I'm Going to Explode, now totaling 14 World Premiere Commissioned Works since our founding in 2012. Three of the four works will debut at the company's New York Season June 27-29 at New York Live Arts; the fourth dèbuting in New York following its World Premiere at Ocean County College's Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts on April 18, 2020. OCC Commissioned the work with support from the Louis Prima Foundation.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
theSkimm, the membership company dedicated to helping millennial women live smarter, announced today the launch of its Celebrate Smarter Shop, a curated retail experience designed to streamline holiday shopping.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The board of the Hermitage Artist Retreat in the United States announced today that the organisation has chosen Andy Sandberg as its Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2020. Sandberg succeeds Bruce Rodgers, who is retiring after serving as the Hermitage's Executive Director since 2005. Sandberg, an accomplished director, writer, and Tony Award-winning producer whose national and international career has been committed to new work and artist development, was selected following an extensive national search. In his new role, Sandberg will be responsible for overseeing the organisation's operations, artistic programs, administration, and strategic plan.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Amanda Selwyn Dance Theatre presents a Winter Open Rehearsal, a preview of their upcoming World Premiere of Hindsight, on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 6:30pm at The Ailey Studios, 405 W. 55th Street, NYC. This free, behind-the-scenes view into the creative process will be followed by a wine and cheese reception. For more information, visit https://amandaselwyndance.org/openrehearsal-winter2020/.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Judy Garland Christmas Show  The Producers Club December 7th Through January 4th  Saturday Nights at 8PM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Theater for the New City Executive Director Crystal Field is presenting Brother Soy, Victor Vauban Jr.'s new play, a dramatic meditation about family, immigration and transgenderism in America, through Dec. 15.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Don Mischer, award-winning producer and director, has been named the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) Publicists, honoring his prolific career as an internationally acclaimed producer and director of television and live events. The 57th Annual ICG Publicists Awards ceremony, which traditionally occurs the week leading up to the Academy Awards®, will be held in the International Ballroom of The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Friday, February 7, 2020. More than 800 industry leaders are expected to attend this year's luncheon, celebrating excellence in publicity and promotion for motion pictures and television programs.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Tale of the Allergist's Wife enters its second weekend! The production features Deborah Burke, Andrea Garmun, Randye Kaye, Cody Knox and Jeff Pliskin. Performances run from November 29th through December 15th, on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and at 2:00 p.m. on Sundays, with a Thursday performance on December 5th at 8:00 p.m. Frederic Tisch directs the play, which is produced by David Victor.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The New York Pops performs the timeless music of Rodgers and Hammerstein on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. in Find Your Dream: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein joined by guest artists Laura Michelle Kelly and Max von Essen, as well as Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. The concert spans all eleven of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic collaborations, including 'People Will Say We're in Love' from Oklahoma!, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel, 'Some Enchanted Evening' from South Pacific, 'I Have Dreamed' from The King and I, and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' from The Sound of Music.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The board of the Hermitage Artist Retreat in Florida announced today that the organization has chosen Andy Sandberg as its Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer as of January 1, 2020. Sandberg succeeds Bruce Rodgers, who is retiring after serving as the Hermitage's Executive Director since 2005. Sandberg, an accomplished director, writer, and Tony Award-winning producer whose national and international career has been committed to new work and artist development, was selected following an extensive national search. In his new role, Sandberg will be responsible for overseeing the organization's operations, artistic programs, administration, and strategic plan. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Yiddishkayt Initiative (YI) (Avi Hoffman, Producing Artistic Director) and Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director) have announced the full lineup of events for the inaugural YI Love New York YiddishFest. This selection of performances, screenings, and discussions centered around Jewish culture and Yiddish entertainment will play several New York City venues from December 21-29. Reservations are required for all events and can be made at www.yiddishfest.org.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
Planet Connections' starts out 2020 with 'DARK PLANET: Not Your Mother's Valentine's Day,' short plays unapologetically looking at life through a clever a?" albeit caustic a?" lens. Frank, Funny, Engaging, Engrossing, and Enlightening, Performing Thursdays & Fridays, February 6 a?" 21, at the Theater at the 14th Street Y, 344 E 14th St, NYC. This event a?" celebrating the diversity of the performing arts & artists of NYC a?" will be accompanied by an opening night party and special Valentine's Day event.
by TV News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
 'Surely, you can't be serious!' In 2020, 14 of movie history's greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in movie theaters across the country as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the fourth annual, yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a second and final extension today for the New York revival of A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner. Directed by Oskar Eustis, this scorching new version of Kushner's first play began performances in the Anspacher Theater on Tuesday, October 29 with an official press opening on Monday, November 25. A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY was originally scheduled to close on December 8, but has now been extended twice through Sunday, December 22.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Girl Gone: Or Before A League Of Their Own opens their limited Off- Broadway engagement at the Actors Temple Theatre this Sunday December 8th. The play explores women in baseball during World War 2. 
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 3, 2019
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. That's a sentiment that has been expressed for many years, sometimes merely through the utterance of the sentence, but usually through the singing of the popular song written by Meredith Wilson in 1951. While many attribute the song to the 1963 Broadway musical Here's Love, it was actually written simply as a Christmas song and singers have been crooning the tune ever since.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Manhattan Theatre Club's American premiere of The London Theatre Company's production of My Name is Lucy Barton starring Laura Linney will start previews ahead of schedule.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
'What could be better than a play that asks you to shout? Well, one that asks you to sing. All this fun is part of an updated version of 'The Brave Little Tailor...' My son also thought of another reason that Seven in One Blow is the greatest play ever: the actors pass out candy at the end.'-The New York Times