Marilyn Broadway

The life of Marilyn Monroe.


Minskoff Theatre

(New York, NY)
200 W. 45th St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
East West Players, the nation's longest running theatre of color and largest producer of Asian American theatrical work, is proud to announce a series of special partnerships with Asian AF (the comedy variety show created by Upright Citizens Brigade Member Will Choi), and Crazy Talented Asians (the variety talent showcase created by Singer/Songwriter AJ Rafael) that will bring two multi-day events to the David Henry Hwang Theater in the Little Tokyo district of Downtown Los Angeles.
by Jan Nargi - Sep 28, 2019
While the Earth didn't exactly move during the national tour stop of BEAUTIFUL at the Hanover Theater in Worcester this week, this more successful than most biographical jukebox musical did set off an occasional temblor. No surprise, those moments came when the show's legendary subject, Carole King, was channeled by her doppelganger Kennedy Caughell alone at the piano.
by Cara Joy David - Sep 26, 2019
It used to be young Broadway performers rarely did their own shows, at least not in NYC. Some of them found a place-and there are examples to be cited for sure-but it wasn't all that common. The Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the West Bank, likely hosted the most. The more established music venues, such as Birdland, were for more established performers. While Joe's Pub was established for 'young artists' in 1998, it often didn't recruit from the Broadway stable. Some theater companies would host a pop-up night or series, but it usually wasn't more than that unless the performer would automatically attract a big crowd.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 26, 2019
Avery Sommer (Broadway's Ain't Misbehavin', Show Boat, Chicago) and Angela Bacari singer and vocal coach to the stars (Liza Minnelli, Marisa Berenson) joined entertainer Rob Russell for the semi official opening of Cafe Centro's Cabaret season last night and it seemed that everyone present got into the act. Rob, whose engaging Baritone voice can also be heard on Legends Radio spinning records (pressing digital buttons) of other Great American Songbook singers got the crowd going with his Marilyn Maye infused song list.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Odd couple roommates at a retirement home make a bet to win the bed by the window, and shenanigans ensue. That's the gist of David Lindsay-Abaire's play a?oeRipcord,a?? a comedy with a heart, opening Friday October 4th at the Farmington Players Barn in Farmington Hills. Tickets are available at the box office (248) 553-2955 or at
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Sonia Friedman Productions today announced Conor McPherson's (The Weir, Girl from the North Country) new adaptation of Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya directed by Ian Rickson (Jerusalem, The Seagull) which will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from 14th January 2020 with Opening Night on Thursday 23rd January 2020. Tickets go on general sale from Monday 30th September with priority booking from Wednesday 25th September.
by Review Roundups - Sep 24, 2019
See reviews for the Broadway production of The Height of the Storm, starring Jonathan Pryce and Eileen Atkins!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Paphos Music Lovers Cultural Association and Konzert Kollektiv welcome Sydney tenor Brad Cooper (Opera Australia), at Technopolis 20, on Friday, 27th of September 2019, at 8pm. 
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 21, 2019
There are many high profile and exciting items auctioned off at prestigious Galas. You can have lunch with Warren Buffett or other famous luminaries. You can replace Maestro Steven Reineke on the podium at Carnegie Hall and conduct The New York Pops Orchestra for a few minutes or win this writer to play piano at your private party if you bid high enough at the Pops Gala. Last night at the historic Lotos Club in New York City one of the most prestigious classical music organizations in the country had a dinner and the winning bidder at The Stecher Horowitz 60th Anniversary Gala last April and invited guests were entertained by the prize.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Old School Square welcomes New York City-based company Ballets with a Twist back to the Crest Theatre for another round of Cocktail Hour: The Show on December 20 and 21. The program will celebrate the holiday season and will feature pieces never before seen in Florida. Beer, wine, and a special selection of cocktails and mocktails complementing the program will be available in the lobby during the performances.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
El próximo 29 de septiembre el Palacio de Bellas Artes (PBA) cumplirá 85 años de su inauguración, reconocido como el recinto cultural más emblemático de México. Dependiente de la Secretaría de Cultura Federal y del Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (INBAL), en sus distintas salas se han presentado los más importantes artistas de nuestro país y del mundo durante más de medio siglo, en todas las disciplinas del arte.
by Ingrid Settem - Sep 20, 2019
Skedsmo Amateur Theatre (SKAT) is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a brand new production of “Legally Blonde” where the acting and enthusiasm of the performers is truly evident. It is time for the Norwegian musical theatre scene as a whole to be given more attention from politicians, as well as potential sponsors and investors, so that more people could get a chance to see performances like this.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 20, 2019
With her one-woman concert tribute to Whitney Houston, Nicole Henry taps into a universal love for the lady who gave us The Greatest Love Of All.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Tickets are now available for The Un-Common Theatre Company's Fall Production of ROALD DAHL'S MATILDA THE MUSICAL, being presented at the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center/The Orpheum Theatre in Foxboro, November 22-24. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 800-838-3006.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) presents Bright Star, by Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award-winner Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winner Edie Brickell, directed by Marilyn Langbehn, with music direction by Sheela Ramesh, and choreography by Allison Paraiso-Silicani. This five-time Tony-nominated musical featuring an energetic and unique bluegrass score plays October 4-27; for tickets and information visit or call 510-524-9012.
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Nine original independent pilots and their 14 creators, will benefit from holistic support and development at Sundance Institute's sixth annual Episodic Lab, taking place at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah October 10-15, 2019. With topics that span genres --  from provocative reimaginings of the American dream to  visionary and epic supernatural dramas-- the scope of this year's projects, along with the diverse backgrounds of their creators, speaks to the Institute's broad and visionary support of the episodic format as the industry develops and grows; the Episodic Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round support program for emerging television writers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning (JCAL) will hold its 2019 gala fundraiser, Celebrating A Creative Jamaica, on October 29th, honoring three important and respected leaders in their fields. The Honorees include Obba Babatunde, a celebrated, award-winning entertainer, Broadway, film and television star, whose career spans more than four decades, winner of a daytime Emmy for his role in CBS' The Bold and the Beautiful, nominated for a Tony for his role in the original Broadway cast of Dreamgirls, Critic's Circle Awards-winner for the musical Sammy, NAACP Image Award-winner for A Soldier's Play; and will next be seen on the new season of the CBS series SWAT(starring Shemar Moore), and in the Hulu produced series, Little Fires Everywhere, starring Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon. The other honorees are New York Public Advocate, Jumaane D. Williams, one of New York City's rising political stars, who prior to winning the seat vacated by State Attorney General Leticia James, served on the NYC Council representing the 45th District; and Marilyn F. Booker, a career financial specialist with Morgan Stanley who heads up their Urban Markets Group, an attorney who is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Spelman College and considered one of the most influential women of power.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival presents a special event: The World Premieres of two short plays by John Patrick Shanley: Our Fantasia, directed by John Hindman and starring Nora Garrett and Graham Sibley; and On the Terrace, directed by Jackie Diamond and starring Dustyn Gulledge and Scottie Thompson. The pair of plays are being billed as Shorts by Shanley. Short+Sweet Hollywood Festival Director is Nick Hardcastle.
by Review Roundups - Oct 9, 2019
MCC Theater's highly anticipated World Premiere of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan opened this week at The Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. Read the reviews!
by TV News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Hollywood Film Awards is proud to announce that multi-hyphenate, award-winning stars Shia LaBeouf, Taron Egerton, Cynthia Erivo and Olivia Wilde will be honored for their standout contributions to film this year at the 23rd Annual a?oeHollywood Film Awards.a?? LaBeouf (a?oeHoney Boya??) will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakthrough Screenwriter Award,a?? for his revelatory telling of his own turbulent childhood. For his uncanny portrayal of the legendary Elton John, Egerton (a?oeRocketmana??) will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakout Actor Award.a?? Erivo (a?oeHarrieta??), who stepped into the shoes of the heroic Harriet Tubman with unwavering strength and dedication, will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakout Actress Award.a?? And Wilde (a?oeBooksmarta??) will receive the a?oeHollywood Breakthrough Director Awarda?? for her critically-acclaimed directorial debut of a film that is certain to become a classic for the ages.  Actor and comedian Rob Riggle will host the ceremony, which will take place on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Nine original independent pilots and their 14 creators, will benefit from holistic support and development at Sundance Institute's sixth annual Episodic Lab, taking place at Sundance Mountain Resort in Utah October 10-15, 2019. With topics that span genres --  from provocative reimaginings of the American dream to  visionary and epic supernatural dramas-- the scope of this year's projects, along with the diverse backgrounds of their creators, speaks to the Institute's broad and visionary support of the episodic format as the industry develops and grows; the Episodic Lab is the centerpiece of the Institute's year-round support program for emerging television writers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Elaine Pechacek, award winning composer & playwright, is proud to present an encore concert performance of song selections from the recent Dr. Phillips Center production of her and Katie Hammond's musical SEASONS on October 11 & 12, 2019 at 8:00pm in Ocoee, Florida at Dragonfly Studio 129. The evening will feature recent cast members: Clare Lopez and Molly Schoolmeester, along with Elaine Pechacek performing a few selections including anecdotes about the musical's history and creation.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Sarasota Opera Association, Inc. kicked off the final and public phase of a $40M comprehensive campaign and celebrated the acquisition of an historic collection of opera costumes from Toronto-based Malabar Ltd. at an event on October 8, 2019 at the Sarasota Opera House hosted by Executive Director Richard Russell and Artistic Director Victor DeRenzi.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Grove Theatre is proud to announce The King & Marilyn at The Grove. Currently starring as Elvis Presley in the world-famous Las Vegas show, Legends in Concert, and from the Tony Award winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet national tour, Daniel Durston has created the first and only tribute show featuring these icons performing together onstage. Starring Alisha Soper as Marilyn, The King & Marilyn is a tribute experience featuring songs from the 1950's and 1960's. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, in partnership with SHOW- SCORE.COM, recently launched ALL NEW YORK'S A STAGE, the first-ever campaign dedicated to raising the visibility of our vibrant local theater industry, which is made up of small venues, companies and related organizations throughout the five boroughs.
by Student Blogger: Emily Bonifacio - Oct 7, 2019
There are so many ways you can absorb theatre but one of the most important and underrated ways is through television. We all know about Glee and the success it had, but most people aren't aware of the other genius musical shows such as Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Galavant, and even Smash, which is probably the most well-known of the three.
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2019
While promoting her upcoming film Patsy and Loretta, Megan Hilty revealed to Buzzfeed's AM2DM to that there is potential for SMASH to return!
by Review Roundups - Oct 6, 2019
Tonight is the official opening for Slave Play, the acclaimed new play by Jeremy O. Harris, directed by Robert O'Hara, at Broadway's Golden Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) today announced the cast for its 60th anniversary season opener, Bright Star, by Grammy, Emmy, and Academy Award-winner Steve Martin and Grammy Award-winner Edie Brickell, directed by Marilyn Langbehn, with music direction by Sheela Ramesh, and choreography by Allison Paraiso-Silicani. This five-time Tony-nominated musical featuring an energetic and unique bluegrass score plays October 4-27; for tickets and information visit or call 510-524-9012.
by Kay Kudukis - Oct 5, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
Remember the Magic, featuring R&B singer Virgil Gibson, returns to The Grove Theatre on Saturday, November 16th. This fun show brings back the great sounds of the doo-wop era, with tunes like 'Only You,' 'Up On The Roof,' 'You Send Me,' 'My Girl,' 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes' and many more. The former lead singer of The Rivingtons ('Papa Oom Mow Mow'), and Paul Robi's Platters in the '60s and '70s, Gibson's repertoire also includes southern gospel.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2019
Spinning Tree Theatre continues the 2019-20 season November 8-24 with Caroline, or Change. This Kansas City premiere, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America) and music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home), premiered at New York City's Off-Broadway Public Theater in 2003, with a Broadway run in 2004. The subsequent London production won The Olivier Award for Best New Musical; a successful West End revival will transfer to Broadway in 2020.
by Louis Train - Oct 5, 2019
If UN POYO ROJO is about anything, it is about the ambiguities and duplicities of masculinity - a source of both competition and camaraderie, domination and kinship.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
At the Union Theatre, Abigayle Honeywill stars as Lorelei and Eleanor Lakin as Dorothy, with Freddie King, George Lennan and Aaron Bannister-Davies as would-be suitors as well as Maria Mosquera, Tom Murphy, Virge Gilchrist, Ashlee Young, Arran Bell, Esme Bacalla-Hayes, Florence Beaumont, Jasmine Davis, Jo Bird, Lewis Rimmer, Liam Dean, Patrick Cook and Stephen Loriot.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Orry a?" You're invited to the funeral of three-time Oscar winner and Hollywood legend, costume designer Orry-Kelly. Don't expect a little thing like death to stop the whip tongue and quick wit of the unapologetically gay Australian rascal who dressed and heard the secrets of stars like Marilyn Monroe, Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Merle Oberon, Ingrid Bergman and Mae West a?" just to name a few. Fearless, funny and outspoken, Orry-Kelly lived life to the fullest, from his childhood in Kiama, to reveling in Sydney's underworld nightlife, to chasing his dreams of acting in New York, to Hollywood. Based on his memoir a?oeWomen I've Undresseda?? a?" found in a pillowcase in suburban Sydney nearly 51 years after his death a?" Orry incorporates music, dance, vaudeville routines, puppetry, digital art, special effects and a taste of those incredible gowns to share his irresistible story. Anyone who loves classic movies, fashion, gossip and Cary Grant will love Orry.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The Cutting Room Presents Gold Dust Woman Starring stage and screen performer, Andrea Bell Wolff. Gold Dust Woman is an exploration of the music of iconic composer and performer, Stevie Nicks. There's one performance scheduled on Nov. 3rd at 5pm (doors open at 4pm). The Cutting Room is at 44 East 32nd Street between Park Avenue So. and Madison Avenue.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The lines between myth and reality become increasingly blurred in Defenders. When Iceland was threatened with invasion by Germany in WW2, the allies decide to step in. The world premiere from Pandelia's Canary Yellow Company by Cailin Maureen Harrison, and directed by Reena Dutt, follows three American G.I.s who are shipwrecked on the remote island of Hrisey off Iceland's northern coast. The stranded G.I.s find themselves with missing weapons, few supplies, and a broken radio. They realize they must rely on the locals for survival but, like current-day warfare, the locals fear the loss of their culture, their women and their safety with the presence of foreigners on their land. Defenders opens on November 9, with performances continuing through December 8 at The Broadwater Black Box in Hollywood. One lower-priced preview takes place on November 8.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
'With Love, Marilyn' begins its New York City residency at Club Bonafide on October 3, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. Marilyn Monroe was the ultimate romantic. Lovers come and go in this musical journey, a sensual and fun-loving one-woman tribute performance celebrating the iconic ingenue and the loves of her life. This show pays homage to the many loves and romances in the life of Monroe, in a what-if scenario of performing in Las Vegas - fulfilling a wish that sadly Monroe never got to do.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Oct 15, 2019
Unless you are a seasoned movie buff, it is unlikely you will have heard of Jack Cardiff. However, this great British cinematographer had a seismic effect on the way in which we view films, having been the first person to shoot a Technicolor film in Europe. He worked on films such as Black Narcissus and The Red Shoes, filling the screen with previously unseen levels of colour and saturation. In Terry Johnson's play, Prism, we visit Cardiff in his declining years, as dementia robs him of his present, but also returns him to his colourful past.
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
At age 18, Dorothy Stratten left her job at a Dairy Queen and moved to Hollywood, soon becoming famous as the 1980 Playboy ”Playmate of the Year.” In Los Angeles, Dorothy captivated the attention of legendary Playboy publisher Hugh Hefner, who had big plans for her in the Playboy empire, and powerful movie director Peter Bogdanovich, who cast her in a breakthrough role in his film “They All Laughed,” alongside iconic actors Audrey Hepburn, John Ritter and Ben Gazzara. But Paul Snider, who discovered Dorothy at the Dairy Queen and married her after they moved to Hollywood, grappled with jealousy and anger when she filed for divorce, viewing her as his ticket to success. Dorothy's modeling and acting career came to a tragic end when Paul shot and killed her before he died by suicide. Now, almost 40 years after Dorothy's death, a two-hour “20/20” takes a look at her life and career through the eyes of those who knew her best and explores what drove Paul to murder. “20/20” airs Friday, Oct. 18 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 14, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore will present a?oeART & MINDS GATHERING FOR CHANGE,a?? their 2019 Fundraising Gala, to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 6:00 a?" 10:00 p.m. at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main Street (between Arcadia Street and Avenida César Chávez), Los Angeles, CA 90012.
by Gil Kaan - Oct 13, 2019
A limited 'sneak peek' run of Gentleman-George Production's ORRY will begin November 1, 2019 at The Lee Strasberg Theatre. Writer/performer Nick Hardcastle has adapted Oscar-winning costume designer Orry-Kelly's memoirs Women I've Dressed for a ninety-minute stage production (directed by Wayne Harrison) incorporating music, dance, vaudeville, puppetry, special effects and some of Orry-Kelly's award--winning creations. I had the chance to ask a few questions of Nick, in between his many, many responsibilities - theatrical and otherwise.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Bidders will have a chance to own their own personal piece of Disneyland at Profiles in History's upcoming Animation & Disneyana Auction. Treasures on offer include rare Disneyland ride vehicles, park décor, and attraction posters, as well as animation art from some of the most beloved movies and TV shows of all time, and original illustrations by artists like Dr. Seuss. The auction will take place October 18th in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
The Novato Theater Company's second show of its 100th season is Sweeney Todd, a co-production with Theatre-at-Large. This musical thriller, opening on October 25 and running until November 17, is directed by Kim Bromley and Bruce Vieira with musical direction by Judy Wiesen and choreography and movement by Marilyn Izdebski.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2019
A new recording is released today of the Academy Award-winning song Falling Slowly, introducing Daniel Healy as Guy and Emma Lucia as Girl. They will lead the cast of the first UK Tour of Once, launching in January 2020 following a run at Fairfield Halls, Croydon from Thursday 19 December to Saturday 11 January.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Performances are set to begin this Tuesday, October 15th, with the official Opening Night on October 25th, for the new musical LAST DAYS OF SUMMER, presented by George Street Playhouse and directed by Jeff Calhoun (NEWSIES, GREASE, BIG RIVER). LAST DAYS OF SUMMER features book & lyrics by Steve Kluger (based on his best-selling novel) and music by Grammy Award winner Jason Howland (LITTLE WOMEN).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Bob Ader will be performing his one man musical variety show, 60 Years In The Business at 7pm on October 28th and 29th at Ripley Grier Studios, 305 West 38th Street, NYC, Studio 212 (2nd Floor).
by Review Roundups - Oct 1, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan returns to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY.