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Merry-Go-Round - 1927 - Broadway


Sam H. Harris Theatre

(New York, NY)
226 W. 42nd St.
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 8, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is now presenting a thought-provoking production of Working a Musical at the Merry ‚Äď Go ‚Äď Round Playhouse. The musical features a book by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg; music by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manual Miranda, Mary Rodgers and Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor; and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire. Producing Artistic Director of the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, Brett Smock, directs and choreographs this simple, fresh, and relatable production.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 5, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) opens its fourth production this season, Working, A Musical. The show runs September 4 through September 21 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 4, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival/Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Inc. rebrands as The Rev Theatre Company. 
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 30, 2019
The Rev Theatre Company has brought a new Broadway-bound musical to the Finger Lakes and specifically, Auburn's Merry ‚Äď Go ‚Äď Round Playhouse. Loch Ness, A New Musical features spellbinding performances, breathtaking artistry, and moving music under the superb direction of Marshall Pailet. The beauty, the detail, and unique presentation makes this like no other musical; it is truly something special.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2019
The Rockquiem for a Wrestler Creative Team has announced the addition of Music Director, Jacklyn Riha. Ms. Riha is currently the Associate Music Director for Loch Ness the Musical at the Merry Go Round Playhouse. She has served as Music Director for Wonder Women: The Musical, Legacy: The Musical, and Bisland & Bly at the New York Musical Festival.
by Abigail Charpentier - Sep 13, 2019
Country trailblazer,¬†Kalie Shorr¬†is releasing two additional tracks in preparation for her upcoming album¬†Open Booktoday. Premiered by¬†Taste of Country,¬†‚ÄúToo Much To Say‚Ä̬†is an honest take on being honest and a fitting introduction to Shorr's new sonic direction. Tapering the rock n' roll sound to a more sustained acoustic vibe, her second song debuted by¬†The Boot,¬†‚ÄúEscape,‚Ä̬†is an emotionally raw but hopeful piece that has proven to be a fan favorite at Shorr's live shows. Both songs are available instantly with the¬†pre-order of the album¬†which officially launches today along with a¬†Spotify pre-save campaign. These dynamic songs are just a taste of what is to come as she will be releasing her debut full-length album¬†Open Book¬†on¬†September 27. Additionally, nationally-syndicated radio host, Bobby Bones, is featuring Shorr's first single from the new record, ‚ÄúLullaby,‚ÄĚ this week on his acclaimed¬†Women of iHeartCountry¬†radio show.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 10, 2019
The Rev Theatre Company (formerly Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival / MGR Playhouse) announces the lineup for its 2020 Season.
by Herbert Paine - Oct 26, 2019
HELLO, DOLLY! is glowin', crowin', and goin' strong at Hale Centre Theatre as Alaina Beauloye commands the stage as the unstoppable and unflappable matchmaker with a knack for arranging furniture, daffodils, and, of course, marriages. The show, directed by Cambrian James runs through November 23rd.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Oct 21, 2020
Chattanooga trio Call Me Spinster has announced the December 11 release of their self-titled EP via Strolling Bones Records.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's a?oeoff-night hotspota?? by The New York Times a?" will present the return of Roberto Araujo in Do You Dream In Spanish? on Friday, November 15 at 9:30 PM.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 9, 2019
The world will know that Chaz Wolcott is taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at Arena Stage's production of Newsies this Sunday, November 10th! Be sure to seize the day and follow along throughout the day for a look behind the scenes at a two-show day with Jack, Davey, Katherine, and all of the kings of New York!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 30, 2020
Today, Chattanooga sister-trio Call Me Spinster shares a dreamy new single ‚ÄúTwo Hearts‚ÄĚ off their self-titled EP, which releases December 11 via Strolling Bones Records.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 3, 2019
You oughtta know that Jagged Little Pill is officially in preview son Broadway!  The new musical is inspired by the themes and raw emotions laid bare in Alanis Morissette's seminal album of the same name. The Healys appear to be a picture-perfect suburban family - but looks can be deceiving. When the cracks beneath the surface begin to show, they must choose between maintaining the status quo or facing harsh truths about themselves, their community, and the world around them.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 26, 2019
The Emojiland kingdom is now complete! Arborhouse Productions & Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) today announced that Max Crumm (Grease, Disaster) will take on the role of the Man In Business Suit Levitating emoji, along with Jacob Dickey (Aladdin Broadway as Aladdin) as Smiling Face with Sunglasses, (aka a?oeSunnya??), Dwelvan David (Finding Neverland & The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess Tours) as Guardsman, Heather Makalani (Aladdin) as Kissy Face, Tanisha Moore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Tour) as Woman Dancing and Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line First Revival Tour) as Man Dancing.
by Ella Embry - Nov 25, 2019
This year's performance of A Christmas Carol at the Alliance Theatre is being performed on their new Coca-Cola stage for the very first time. Full of non-stop carols that may make the final curtain a bit later than most family shows, it's just the right way to get into the Christmas spirit.
by Student Blogger: Brenton Kniess - Nov 2, 2020
The collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein has created some of the best musicals in musical theatre history, as well as written some of the most iconic go to audition songs
by Rosanna Liuski - Nov 2, 2019
All in all Vihainen Leski (the Angry Widow) is a fine play that teaches even the younger generation like me what it is like to be older. To me it told the most about friendships, how dreaming goes on in the older days too, and letting go of the past.
by Linnae Medeiros - Nov 11, 2019
We seized the day yesterday thanks to Chaz Wolcott taking over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story at a two-show day of Arena Stage's production of Newsies! So in case you missed it (or just want to relive all of the fun and excitement), we compiled clips for you to enjoy. Check it all out!
by Peter Nason - May 12, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the 101 greatest Beatles songs, including some of the fab four's solo works. They're all here: 'Twist and Shout,' 'In My Life,' 'Helter Skelter,' 'Imagine,' 'Something,' 'Maybe I'm Amazed,' 'Let It Be.' See if your favorites made the grade!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 30, 2021
The leadership of the REV Theatre Company / Merry Go Round Playhouse and their Board of Directors donated a block of tickets for the Opening Night of 42nd Street to Auburn Community Hospital employees in recognition of the outstanding care they provided to our community over the course of the Covid-19 health crisis.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 30, 2021
The Rev Theatre Company¬†launches its 2021 season with the smash hit 42nd Street. The show runs June 30 ‚Äď July 28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by Shane Morgan - Jun 21, 2020
When EV Crowe wrote Shoe Lady for the Royal Court, little did she know that a pandemic would force Vicky Featherstone's production to close early. It's also probable that she didn't predict a mid-run meltdown would transform so seamlessly into a brilliantly dystopian, Alice in Wonderland-esque radio drama.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 17, 2021
Opening in the company's new smaller studio space, The Mixing Room, is the world premi√®re of Brian & Roger ‚Äď A Highly Offensive Play inspired by their hit podcast Brian & Roger, written and performed by Harry Peacock and Dan Skinner. Artistic Director of the Menier David Babani directs the production opening in October.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 16, 2021
On June 30th, The REV Theatre Company reopens its historic flagship venue, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, with the song and dance spectacular, 42nd Street. The show marks the company's return to live performances and runs through July 28 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park. The REV is implementing extensive safety precautions for audience and employees alike -- you can read more about them at 
by Natasha Ashley - Jul 6, 2021
42nd Street is without a doubt a must see at The Rev Theatre Company in Auburn, New York. The treat to see a live performance, or to perform in one, is something that I think we will not take for granted again. Theater is essential and this production proves that. The heart, songs, dancing, and the powerful performances that the entire cast and production team bring to The Rev’s production of 42nd Street is something that those who love live theater have missed so much. We welcome you back with open arms. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 21, 2021
The REV Theatre company will continue¬†its special reopening season themed ‚ÄúReunion, Recovery, Resilience‚ÄĚ with its second production ‚Äď Footloose.¬† Opening on August 4th, and running through September 1 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park, Footloose returns to the Playhouse for the first time in 18 years.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 10, 2020
Looney Tunes Cartoons is a series of new short-form cartoons starring Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig and other iconic and beloved Looney Tunes characters.
by Alan Henry - Jan 8, 2020
The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2020 season, which opens June 15 with Kander and Ebb's internationally-acclaimed Chicago. Among the talented list are a mix of Muny favorites and newcomers. In addition to casting, a comprehensive list of design teams for each production will be released later this spring. Telsey + Company is the official casting partner for Muny.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 8, 2020
t Recordings has announced the release of The Savoy 10-Inch LP Collection, which spotlights Charlie Parker's groundbreaking bebop sessions for the legendary jazz label, spanning 1944 to 1948. The deluxe, four-LP box set-also available digitally-features newly restored and remastered audio, faithfully reproduced artwork from the original 10-inch albums, plus a booklet containing vintage photos, rare ephemera and new liner notes from GRAMMY¬ģ Award-winning journalist and author Neil Tesser. These historic recordings, reissued as the world celebrates the 100th anniversary of Parker's birth, feature such jazz greats as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis, Bud Powell and Max Roach. Set for a February 28th release date, The Savoy 10-Inch LP Collection is available for pre-order today (1/8), while the instant grat single, 'Ko-Ko,' can now be streamed or downloaded on all major digital outlets. 'Ko-Ko' was one of Bird's early masterpieces and his first recording as a leader. In 2003, 'Ko-Ko' was added to the National Recording Registry, categorized as a recording that is, 'Culturally, historically or aesthetically important, and/or inform or reflect life in the United States.'
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 30, 2020
Valentine's Day just got a whole lot weirder. Legendary lipstick-smeared, mannequin kissing, rubber gloves wearing, ladies man Gary Wilson invites you to take a tour of his broken heart on the new studio album set to be released on February 14. Tormented is the perfect romance album for today's lovelorn loner, a 16-track ode to sin, sadness and outer space featuring Wilson's trademark soul-inspired bedroom funk. Check out the first single from the new album, the catchy ‚ÄúGary Lives In The Twilight Zone‚ÄĚ and the twisted video below!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020
With the critically acclaimed production of The Boy Friend currently running at the theatre, the Menier Chocolate Factory today announce the forthcoming two productions a?" the European première of Paula Vogel's Tony Award-winning play Indecent, directed by Rebecca Taichman; and Alan Bennett's Habeas Corpus directed by Patrick Marber, who returns to the Menier following his smash-hit production of Tom Stoppard's Travesties.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 14, 2020
Musical Theatre West (MTW) brings five-time Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 7-23.  Based on E.L. Doctorow's acclaimed novel, the 13-time Tony-nominated musical tells the story of three families trying to find their way during the turn of the 20th century in New York City; each struggling with the changing cultural climate in America and each facing the promise of hope and new beginnings in the midst of prejudice and bigotry.  Showcasing music and lyrics by the Tony Award-winning team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens and a Tony Award-winning book by Terrence McNally, Ragtime features a score with such memorable songs as a?oeYour Daddy's Son,a?? a?oeWheels of a Dream,a?? a?oeTill We Reach That Daya?? and a?oeMake Them Hear You.a??
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 13, 2021
Andy Macktastic is debuting his new single, 'Good Times' on January 15th available on all digital platforms. Andy is a singer-songwriter who has also been known as a comedy writer and creator for SomeEcards, and for appearing in multiple productions of 42nd Street, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Beauty and the Beast, among others, around the country.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 4, 2021
On February 3, Brooklyn-based psych/electronic/rock artist White Cliffs (aka Rafe Cohan) released a charming claymation music video for his latest single ‚ÄúJust Like You.‚ÄĚ Rafe directed, produced and edited the video himself.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 19, 2021
A nod to the artsy Brooklyn loft space the artist who is Rafe Cohan has been living in, the four-track EP is a collection of songs that effortlessly blends psychedelic elements with indie rock, soul and electronic in genre-bending harmony. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 19, 2020
Jim and Laurel are a young married couple, struggling with employment, parental interference and the impending birth of their first child. But when something happens that turns their world upside down, can they find their way back to each other? This southern-fried merry-go-round will have audiences rooting for our heroes while wiping away tears of laughter.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019
Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces A Weston Winter Cabaret, back for its third year at Walker Farm. Join Weston Young Company alumni on December 13 & 14 at 7:30 pm for two fabulous evenings filled with the songs of the season. This fun, festive show directed by special guest Cabaret Maestro Tim Fort is sure to get you into the holiday spirit! This event is a benefit for the Weston Young Company Program.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis. Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the major sponsor of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 10, 2019
Irving Weiser composed the song 'There I Go' which was #1 in the USA for three weeks in December, 1940. It was recorded by Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Fats Waller, Dinah Washington and about 30 others. Weiser also composed the music for the song 'That's My Affair' which is sung by the Andrews Sisters in the Universal film Always A Bridesmaid. Weiser turned to teaching music in the 1950s, but never stopped composing. He placed his songs in a box in his basement where they remained hidden for decades. After Weiser's grandson, Adam Kreiselman, discovered the box, he founded Kreiselman Music Publishing to focus on the Weiser catalog. Demos and videos are regularly produced and all songs are available for licensing.
by Natasha Ashley - Aug 8, 2019
The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival is now presenting a breathtaking and visually stunning production of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical South Pacific. The beautiful, relevant, and captivating love story sweeps the audience away to an island paradise under the creative direction of Scott Weinstein. This musical, that has garnered ten Tony Awards and three Academy Awards, can now add this brilliant production to its lists of accomplishments. The visual appeal, the creativity, the pertinent story, the music, and the cast are all phenomenal. Once again the magical stage at the Merry a?' Go -Round Playhouse has proven that they bring the Broadway-wow factor with a fresh take on this classic musical.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 26, 2020
Long-time Broadway actor Bart Shatto (LES MISERABLES, War Paint) joins fellow actor and podcast host Patrick Oliver Jones to discuss how he handles his nerves onstage, deals with bad reviews, and almost lost his job with arena rock band Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
by Zofeen Maqsood - Aug 23, 2019
The play which has been adapted in various languages across the globe has been well received by world audience but when you watch it in Punjabi an unexpected familiarity greets you both with the storyline and the language.
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on New Episodes of BACHELOR IN PARADISE, 8/26-8/27, airing on ABC!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 19, 2019
Working, A Musical opens on September 4th at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF). The show runs through September 21st at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by Alan Henry - Aug 16, 2019
Shrek the Musical is now open at 3-D Theatricals! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld for 8/15/2019 include new jobs for those looking to work in the theatre industry.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 13, 2019
Opening on September 28th at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Loch Ness, a New Musical. The show runs through October 13th at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2021
The 2021 ‚ÄúBroadway In The Finger Lakes‚ÄĚ season will open with 42nd Street -- a tap extravaganza that tells the story of Broadway struggling to survive during a crisis ‚Äď the Great Depression -- and a young new star in a new show determined to reignite the lights of Broadway and the careers of its company. ¬†
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 20, 2021
Interscope Geffen A&M Vice Chairman, Steve Berman commented: “Kacey’s unique approach to making music and her overall boundless creative presentation is innovative and absolutely exciting.