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Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (Beverly Hills, CA)
9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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With music and lyrics by Sondheim and book by George Furth, Merrily We Roll Along tells the powerful and moving story of a composer's idealism and friendships, corrupted by success, in an emotionally charged journey through the lives of three friends. Told backwards, this rarely-staged musical begins with the disillusioned present, travelling in time throughout seven different periods, and ending with the friends' optimistic early years. Based on the Kaufman and Hart play, Merrily We Roll Along features some of Sondheim's most beautiful and at times haunting songs including, "Good Thing Going," "Our Time," "Old Friends" and "Not a Day Goes By." Initially presented on Broadway in 1981, it ran for 52 previews and only 16 performances before quickly closing. That production is now the subject of a new documentary film, Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened opening in theaters in November.


LILIES to be presented at The Bath House
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

North Texas-based theatrical and film producers Gordon Kelly and Robin Benson Linek have developed a way for theatre ticket purchases to double as grass roots support for a new production in Dallas; the North Texas premiere of Michael Marc Bouchard's play Lilies, scheduled to start performance at the Bath House Cultural Center on Friday, May 31, 2017. (more...)

Tony Danza, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Paulo Szot, and More Feature This June at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

VIDEO: Caissie Levy Blows the Storm and the Crowds Away on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2018

Caissie Levy is letting the storm rage on nightly in the iconic role of Elsa in Disney's Frozen. She recently stopped by THE VIEW to give TV audiences a peek inside the ice castle with the Oscar winning-anthem 'Let It Go'. Watch below! (more...)

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie. (more...)

Brief 5/31: THE BOYS IN THE BAND Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 31, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: The Boys in the Band officially opens on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Watch the Cast of FROZEN Perform 'For the First Time in Forever' on Good Morning America
by Stephanie Wild - May 30, 2018

The cast of Frozen, led by Caissie Levy and Patti Murin, made an appearance on Good Morning America this morning, performing the hit song For the First Time in Forever. Watch the full performance below! (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Today, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Thursday, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Michael Feinstein & The Pasadena Pops Kick-Off The Summer With Broadway Hits From Gershwin To Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein opens the 2018 Pasadena POPS Sierra Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 23rd with That's Entertainment: Gershwin to Sondheim. The POPS season opener will cover the gamut of the Great American Songbook from jazz standards to Broadway hits, and vintage charts that can't be heard anywhere else. Hear your Broadway favorites from Porgy and Bess and An American in Paris to Company and Follies, plus popular standards and vintage archival surprises with Nice Work if You Can Get It, S'Wonderful, and Being Alive just to name a few. (more...)

Colin Donnell Completes Cast of Encores! Off-Center SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Casting is complete for the Encores! Off-Center production of Songs for a New World with the addition of television actor and Encores! alum Colin Donnell (Lady, Be Good!; Merrily We Roll Along; Follies). (more...)

BWW Review: Liz Callaway Honors Female Role Models at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Melanie Votaw - May 29, 2018

In her new show A HYMN TO HER at Feinstein's/54 Below, Liz Callaway paid tribute to numerous women who have served as her role models. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Abigail Pogrebin
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 29, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Photo Flash: FROZEN's Movie Hans Santino Fontana Snaps Pictures With Stage Hans John Riddle
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

We're seeing double! Santino Fontana, the voice of Hans in the animated film version of Frozen, went to see the musical last night. After the show, he posed for some photos with John Riddle, who plays Hans on stage. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Returns to The Pasadena Pops For 2018 Summer Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein returns to the Los Angeles County Arboretum with stars of stage and screen for five concerts sure to make your summer sizzle. The 2018 Sierra Summer Concert Series commences June 23rd through September 8th with a jam-packed line-up of multiple award-winning guest artists including two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, Emmy winner Liz Callaway, Madam Secretary's Erich Bergen, cabaret star Ali McGregor, Downton Abbey's Julian Ovendon, Jersey Boys' John Lloyd Young and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Revisits Celebrates Opening Night of DO RE MI
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Memphis (previews begin April 19) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)

Alan Cumming Brings LEGAL IMMIGRANT To San Francisco This July
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

???????Tony Award-winning performer Alan Cumming will bring his new concert show, Legal Immigrant, to San Francisco's Palace of Fine Arts Theatre (3301 Lyon St., San Francisco) on Wednesday, July 11 at 7 p.m. Presented by Feinstein's Presents-Feinstein's at the Nikko's series showcasing world-class performers at larger venues throughout the Bay Area-this one-night-only event will feature a set list as eclectic and idiosyncratic as Alan himself! Tickets for Legal Immigrant range in price from $75-$115. A limited number of meet-and-greet experiences are available for an additional $150 per ticket through OMG VIP-the leader in VIP fan experiences. VIP experiences include premium front seating, a post-show meet and greet event with Alan, one photo with Alan, an exclusive VIP laminate, and an exclusive autographed poster created by Grant Shaffer. Tickets are available now by calling 866-663-1063 or visiting www.ticketfly.com. (more...)

BWW Review: The 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards
by Nancy Grossman - May 22, 2018

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) celebrated more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles at The 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony at the Huntington Avenue Theatre last night. The coveted Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence was presented to Leigh Barrett, Robert J. Eagle received a Special Citation in honor of his 50 years at Reagle Music Theatre, and the Guest of Honor Award went to internet sensation Randy Rainbow. (more...)

Elliot Norton Award Winners Announced, Including THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour, ART's ARRABAL, and More
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Awards were presented to more than two dozen outstanding actors, directors, designers, and ensembles last night, May 21, by The BostonTheater CriticsAssociation (BTCA), at The 36th Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony, held at the Huntington Avenue Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: 30 Days of Tony! Day 11- We Believe in Michael Arden's Revival of SPRING AWAKENING
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 22, 2018

On day 11 of 30 Days of Tony, we take a look at another Best Direction of a Musical nominee, Michael Arden! (more...)

Photo Flash: DO RE MI Takes the Stage at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. (more...)

Broadway Method Academy Announces Stephen Sondheim Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Broadway Method Academy (BMA), in association with the Shubert Theatre of New Haven and Westport Country Playhouse, is proud to announce the nominees for the Stephen Sondheim Awards. The black-tie gala will take place on June 4 at 7:30 pm at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, CT.  The program's mission is to recognize excellence in high school musical theater. (more...)

Roundabout Will Celebrate Student Theatre Arts Festival Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) and Education at Roundabout (Jennifer DiBella, Director of Education) will present the eighth annual Student Theatre Arts Festival, hosted by Roundabout actor (Too Heavy For Your Pocket) and 2018 Lucille Lortel nominee Brandon Gill. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Frances Ruffelle, Jaime Cepero, Liz Callaway & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2018

What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include: (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 5/20/2018
by BWW - May 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/20/2018 for Boston (more...)

Liz Callaway, THE LIGHTNING THIEF, and More Next Week at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

FROZEN Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Frozen has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

FROZEN's Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez Win 2018 Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre for FROZEN. (more...)

LILIES to be presented at The Bath House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2018

North Texas-based theatrical and film producers Gordon Kelly and Robin Benson Linek have developed a way for theatre ticket purchases to double as grass roots support for a new production in Dallas; the North Texas premiere of Michael Marc Bouchard's play Lilies, scheduled to start performance at the Bath House Cultural Center on Friday, May 31, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: FROZEN's Creative Team Talks the Technology That Brought the Show From Screen to Stage
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2018

Adapting a movie as magical as Frozen for the stage was not an easy feat, according to its creative team. Yahoo recently did an in-depth exploration of the technology that went into bringing this story from screen to stage. Watch the full video below! (more...)

World Premiere Of Lee Kalcheim's COMING BACK LIKE A SONG! Begins June 28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

???????Berkshire Theatre Group presents Emmy Award-winner Lee Kalcheim's (All in the Family) World Premiere, Coming Back Like a Song!, a play about Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and Jimmy Van Heusen. Directed by Tony Award-nominated Gregg Edelman (City of Angels, Into The Woods; BTG: Arsenic and Old Lace, Constellations), Coming Back Like a Song! features Tony Award-nominated David Garrison (A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine) as Irving Berlin, Philip Hoffman (Cabaret, Falsettos) as Harold Arlen and David Rasche (Sledge Hammer!) as Jimmy Van Heusen. Performances begin Thursday, June 28, 2018 and run through Saturday, July 21, 2018 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA.  (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Announces An Exciting Lineup For Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Michael Arden, Jo Bonney, Robert O'Hara to Direct in Geffen Playhouse's 2018/2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that it has added three directors to its upcoming 2018/2019 season, the first from new Artistic Director Matt Shakman. Tony Award nominee Michael Arden will direct Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, adapted by and starring Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays; Obie Award winner Jo Bonney will direct the world premiere of Jose Rivera's The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona; and Obie Award-winner Robert O'Hara will direct the world premiere of Inda Craig-Galvan's Black Super Hero Magic Mama. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Celebrates LGBTQ Pride Month With De Lesseps, Cook, Rozelle, And More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

This month, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates LGBTQ Pride with an exciting lineup featuring some of the brightest talent from Broadway, cabaret, pop charts and beyond. A fabulous Pride-themed cocktail menu will feature daily specialty beverages, with proceeds benefitting Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights Aids. (more...)

FROZEN Brings the Storm to Playhouse Square in 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Disney's FROZEN, the Tony®-nominated Best Musical, will bring its North American tour to Cleveland as part of the 2019-2020 KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square in the summer of 2020. (more...)

Actor's Express Announces A Special Concert Event of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

???????Actor's Express will present a concert staging of Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along on October 5-7, 2018. Join us for a three-night-only concert event of this rarely-produced Sondheim classic about the clash of personal and professional ambitions between three old friends. (more...)

Ally Bonino & Joel Waggoner Come to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ally Bonino (all of the Feinstein's/54 Below shows/concerts, Merrily We Roll Along, Dogfight) and Joel Waggoner (School of Rock, Southern Comfort, JoelCappella) cordially invite you to their not-so-tying of the knot in this evening of stupid stories, soulful songs, glitter, unicorn horns, and probably cake. More likely than not, cake. And probably also a chocolate fountain. Yeah, definitely a chocolate fountain. Come share in all of the platonic love, June 14th at the swankiest spot in town for all of your commitment ceremony needs. (more...)

CHRIS & DAVID'S TOP 40 SHOWTUNES YOU'VE (PROBABLY) NEVER HEARD Comes to Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Terrific but little known musical theatre gems will be given the spotlight in Chris & David's Top 40 Showtunes You've (Probably) Never Heard, performed at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret from July 9-30 on Mondays at 8 PM.  Reservations can be placed at davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

Comedy Company Face Off Unlimited Hires Whit Baldwin As Company Manager For BATSU! NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

BATSU! NYC, the original "East Village Sensation" (Asian Fusion) live Japanese Game Show has a new Company Manager and they didn't have to go far to find him. One of the most senior performers in the NYC production is Whit Baldwin, who after joining the cast just a few weeks after the show opened in January of 2011, has become a leader both on and off the stage. Having served as the "Captain of the Captains" over the last year or so, Mr. Baldwin has now been officially named Company Manager. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Alexandra Silber
by Elliot Lanes - Jun 19, 2018

Today's subject, Alexandra Silber, is known on both sides of the pond as a versatile, killer performer. This international dynamo is currently living her theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as Guenevere in Camelot. The production has been extended and now runs through July 8th in STC's Sydney Harman Hall space. (more...)

American Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Watch Jason Robert Brown's 'Do the Work' from PRINCE OF BROADWAY performed by Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Saturday night, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, the 2nd Annual Kristi Awards took place, culminating the end of a week's work and training at the 4th year of Kristin Chenoweth's BROADWAY BOOTCAMP. (more...)

World Premiere Of CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year! (more...)

Shona White To Perform At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Shona White in The Great 'White' Way on 1st August 2018. (more...)

Cast And Creative Team Announced For LITTLE ROCK At The Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Rebel Theatrical Management, LLC (Harvey Butler, producer), in association with The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture, have announced, today, the cast and the creative team for the New York premiere of the new play Little Rock, written and directed by Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj. Performances are set to begin Wednesday, May 30, 2018 for a limited run through September 8, 2018 at The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Opening Night is set for Today, June 14, 2018 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Shona White To Make Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Shona White in The Great 'White' Way on 1st August 2018. (more...)

Menier Chocolate Factory Announces Casting For The UK Premiere Of Gerard Alessandrini's SPAMILTON: AN AMERICAN PARODY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

With the UK premiere of The Gronholm Method running at the Menier, Travesties running on Broadway and The Color Purple on tour in the US, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announces the cast for UK premiere of Gerard Alessandrini's Spamilton: An American Parody which opens at the theatre on 24 July, with previews from 12 July and runs until 8 September. Alessandrini directs Marc Akinfolarin, Jason Denton, Eddie Elliott, Liam Tamne and Julie Yammanee, with special guests Sophie-Louise Dann and Damian Humbley. The production renews Alessandrini's collaboration with the Menier following Forbidden Broadway which ran both at the theatre and in the West End. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its air-conditioned doors once again for the annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Series. Two and a half weeks of live music and performances by Signature favorites and DC area stars. The cabaret series runs July 19 through August 4, with a different performance every night. (more...)

Brief 6/1: Stars in the Alley, LOG CABIN Begins Previews and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the Stars in the Alley concert is held today, Log Cabin starring Jesse Tyler Ferguson begins previews tonight, and more! (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre Presents World Premiere Of THE TUNA GODDESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Cape Rep Theatre continues its 33rd season with the world premiere of The Tuna Goddess, by well-known Cape Cod actor, Jade Schuyler, June 27 through July 21, Tuesdays through Thursdays at 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, and Sundays at 2 pm; there is no performance on Wednesday, July 4th. Tickets are $28. (more...)

Jessica Carleton's Solo Show ANXIETY WRITTEN Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Jessica Carleton has been awarded five National Daytime Emmys (both as an actress, and as a writer on Sesame Street), and her theater credits include a leading role at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago. She also had an acute, severe onset of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder when she was a child, and that's where this story begins. (more...)

LILIES to be presented at The Bath House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

North Texas-based theatrical and film producers Gordon Kelly and Robin Benson Linek have developed a way for theatre ticket purchases to double as grass roots support for a new production in Dallas; the North Texas premiere of Michael Marc Bouchard's play Lilies, scheduled to start performance at the Bath House Cultural Center today, May 31, 2017. (more...)

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