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A young American widow falls in love with a middle-aged American during a visit to 1960s Israel.


Feinstein's/54 Below Presents BRIDGING THE GAP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents a cumulative performance from the "Bridging the Gap" master class. "Bridging the Gap" is a four-week course, taught by acclaimed cabaret performer Ari Axelrod and music directed by David Aaron Brown. The class focuses on educating the next generation of musical theatre performers by bridging the gap between musical theatre and the art of cabaret. (more...)

Matthew Broderick to Lead Performers at York Theatre Co's Gala Honoring Susan Stroman; Sierra Boggess, Laura Osnes, Tony Yazbeck and More in Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

The York Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderickwill host a company of 60 performers honoring Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (Oklahoma!; The Producers; Crazy For You; Showboat; Big, The Musical) with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre (more...)

GQISHA! THE CHANT THAT CALLS Comes to POPArt Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Gqisha! The Chant that Calls was officially the So Solo commissioned play for 2016.Gqisha! The Chant that Calls was officially the So Solo commissioned play for 2016. (more...)

Taylor Martin's SONG DOGS, Produced by Amanda Anne Platt, Out 11/16 on Little King Records
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Taylor Martin brings you music with a beating heart; his raspy, emotion filled voice is instantly recognizable and his lyrics have an unflinching sincerity. Martin releases his third album, Song Dogs November 16th Little King Records. On it, he spins tales of the highway, homes, lost love, love regained, redemption, and the overuse of cell phones. The Honeycutters' Amanda Anne Platt took the lead as Music Producer (along with adding harmony vocals on a handful of songs) with the help of Co-Producer and Engineer, Robert George, and Martin's visions for the album. The album was recorded at Sound Temple Studios in Asheville, North Carolina. (more...)

Lakeway Players Announce SHOWTUNE: CELEBRATING THE WORDS & MUSIC OF JERRY HERMAN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The Lakeway Players will be presenting  'Showtune: Celebrating the words & music of Jerry Herman', which is a wonderful uplifting musical revue. (more...)

BWW Review: KING KONG: It Was Inept Writing Killed The Musical
by Michael Dale - Nov 9, 2018

Using Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack's 1933 cinema classic 'King Kong' as the inspiration for a musical theatre piece really isn't such a bad idea. Among the film's notable achievements is the extraordinary dramatic underscoring music by Max Steiner, that supplied the title character's tragic death plunge from atop the Empire State Building with the kind of heartbreaking emotion that would make any operatic tenor jealous. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. & David Shire Join Lineup for York Theatre Co's Oscar Hammerstein Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

The York Theatre Company has announced, today, legendary theater writers Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire will join Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick who will host a company of 60 performers honoring Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (more...)

Band Cult Leader Continue Their Sonic Evolution With ISOLATION IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Equipped with both sonic and emotional brutality, Cult Leader have never been known to pull punches. With the imminent release of their sophomore LP (A Patient Man — Deathwish Inc.) on the horizon, the Salt Lake City exports are charging out out the gate with a third and final single, titled “Isolation in the Land of Milk and Honey.” Listen to the thundrous track in full now via Consequence of Sound (or directly on YouTube). (more...)

Cast Announced for Midsommer Flight's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Casting was announced today for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA - Midsommer Flight's seventh summer of free Shakespeare performances as an Arts Partner in Chicago Park District parks. The company's Founding Artistic Director Beth Wolf, who will direct Shakespeare's comedy, made the announcement today. THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA will play two weekends each in four different Chicago parks. (more...)

Ari Axelrod to Appear In TAKING THE WHEEL At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Ari Axelrod, (Milk and Honey at The York, Last Five Years at The Weathervane Theatre) makes his Green Room 42 debut in Taking the Wheel on Friday, May 11th at 7PM. Featuring music from Cole Porter to Carole King, Leonard Bernstein to John Buccino, Ari Axelrod's Taking the Wheel delivers the 'unfailingly engaging and intelligent' (Cabaret Scenes) story of one Jewish man, happily a passenger in life's normal journey, who is thrust into the driver's seat when he encounters unforeseen twists and turns. (more...)

Rediscovered Masterwork ONE OF THOSE To Be Presented May 14
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Paula Prilutski's rediscovered masterwork ONE OF THOSE, a proto-feminist drama about an independent woman living in an unfree world, will be presented on Monday, May 14th at 7 pm at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a newly commissioned English translation (from the original Yiddish) by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman. The one-night-only event, another of YIVO's Treasures from the Archives, will benefit their new online class OH MAMA I'M IN LOVE! THE STORY OF THE YIDDISH STAGE. (more...)

The York Theatre Co to Award Susan Stroman the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

The York Theatre Company will honor Five-time Tony Award-winning musical theatre director/choreographer Susan Stroman (Crazy for You) with the 2018 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 27th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday evening, November 12, 2018. (more...)

Stage & Screen Legend Patricia Morison Dies at 103
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2018

Stage and screen star, Patricia Morison died today at the age of 103 at home in Los Angeles of natural causes. A stage icon and legend best known for her starring roles in Cole Porter's Kiss Me Kate and The King & I opposite Yul Brynner, she established an indelible mark in films with a reputation as a the villainous femme fatale with large blue eyes and extremely long, dark hair that made her a favorite of studios and fans alike.  (more...)

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble's Director Split The Bill For ART IN RESPONSE
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2018

The directors of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, Ellyzabeth Adler and Sara Maslanka, split the bill in Art In Response to feature four works of new, in-process and remounted Ensemble repertoire. I Bet You Think This Dance is About You is an in-process work by Sara Maslanka devised using the poetry in, Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur to explore how perceptions and experiences shape us. This in-process work will be developed into an evening-length work set to premiere May 2018. (more...)

Rediscovered Masterwork ONE OF THOSE Featuring Peter Van Wagner To Be Presented Tonight At YIVO
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Paula Prilutski's rediscovered masterwork ONE OF THOSE, a proto-feminist drama about an independent woman living in an unfree world, will be presentedtonight (Monday) at 7 pm at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a newly commissioned English translation (from the original Yiddish) by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman. This one-night-only event is another of YIVO's Treasures from the Archives. (more...)

Ari Axelrod to Appear In TAKING THE WHEEL At The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Ari Axelrod, (Milk and Honey at The York, Last Five Years at The Weathervane Theatre) makes his Green Room 42 debut in Taking the Wheel on Today, May 11th at 7PM. Featuring music from Cole Porter to Carole King, Leonard Bernstein to John Buccino, Ari Axelrod's Taking the Wheel delivers the 'unfailingly engaging and intelligent' (Cabaret Scenes) story of one Jewish man, happily a passenger in life's normal journey, who is thrust into the driver's seat when he encounters unforeseen twists and turns. (more...)

Peter Van Wagner Heads Cast Of Rediscovered Masterwork ONE OF THOSE
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Paula Prilutski's rediscovered masterwork ONE OF THOSE, a proto-feminist drama about an independent woman living in an unfree world, will be presented this Monday, May 14th at 7 pm at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in a newly commissioned English translation (from the original Yiddish) by writer/director Allen Lewis Rickman. The one-night-only event is another of YIVO's Treasures from the Archives.    (more...)

NYC's Ari Axelrod Make Cabaret Debut At NJT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2018

New York actor and Cabaret artist Ari Axelrod will be bringing his Cabaret act "Taking the Wheel" to the JCC on Saturday, March 24 at 8pm in support of the New Jewish Theatre. In a show that explores his personal story and Jewish journey, Axelrod will perform songs from the Molly Picon musical Milk and Honey, "Shiksa Goddess" from Jason Robert Brown's The Last 5 Years, as well as songs from Les Miz performed in Hebrew along with many others. His director for the Cabaret is Tony award winner, Actress/Singer and, Faith Prince. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, MARILYN MAYE'S 90TH BIRTHDAY, David Yazbek and More Head to 54 Below in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

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

Pirronne Yousefzadeh Directs New Play By Romana Soutus With All-Female Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Martyrs, written by Romana Soutus and developed with and directed by Pirronne Yousefzadeh, will premiere at The Downstairs at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, April 19 - May 6, Thursday to Saturday at 7 PM, Sunday at 2 PM. A devised ensemble piece performed by a female cast of nine, Martyrs dives into the dynamics of martyrdom, sainthood, self-worth, and desire. (more...)

Cast Announced For Development Reading Of KING OF THE JEWS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), the longest consecutively producing theatre in the United States and the world's oldest continuously operating Yiddish theatre company, announced the stellar cast for its upcoming FREE developmental reading of King of the Jews on Monday, March 5th at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Pl. NY, NY 10280. (more...)

BWW Review: The Fugard's WEST SIDE STORY at the Artscape Theatre a Musical for the Ages
by David Fick - Mar 18, 2018

The current season of WEST SIDE STORY - produced by the Fugard Theatre in the Artscape Opera House - is still as grand as it was in 2015, but is even better in 2018 than it was before - an emotional rollercoaster that is second to none. When I look back at the various productions and performances of WEST SIDE STORY that I have seen to date, this is the one I will remember. (more...)

Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble's Director Split The Bill For ART IN RESPONSE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

The directors of Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble, Ellyzabeth Adler and Sara Maslanka, split the bill in Art In Response to feature four works of new, in-process and remounted Ensemble repertoire. I Bet You Think This Dance is About You is an in-process work by Sara Maslanka devised using the poetry in, Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur to explore how perceptions and experiences shape us. This in-process work will be developed into an evening-length work set to premiere May 2018. (more...)

Kate Shindle, Barbara Walsh, Alex Brightman and More Added to Vassar's Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced additional casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which is currently running through Sunday, July 29. (more...)

BWW Review: Hyper-realistic must see "On the Grill" compels at Dobama
by Roy Berko - Jun 24, 2018

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Raul Esparza, Alice Ripley, and More Announced for Vassar's Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced the next wave of casting for the highly anticipated 34th Powerhouse Season in Poughkeepsie, NY, which starts this Friday, June 22 and runs through Sunday, July 29. Actors joining the annual summer play development incubator include Tony Award nominee Raul Esparza, Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, Tony Award nominee Denee Benton, Tony Award nominee Lauren Worsham, Tony Award nominee Alex Brightman, Noah Galvin, Frankie J. Alvarez, Lesli Margherita, Michael Esper, and Carson Elrod. (more...)

Photo Flashback: The Best of Times! Celebrating Jerry Herman's 78th Birthday!
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2018

In today's photo flashback, we're attending the star-studded 78th birthday celebration of legendary composer, Jerry Herman! Check out some throwback photos from the evening below! (more...)

NewArts and The 1214 Foundation Present Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

NewArts presents Newsies, the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, August 3 -12 at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. The musical is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 that shook the ivory towers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The history lesson leaps onto the stage with soul-stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography and stars over 120 area youth onstage, backstage and in the orchestra. (more...)

An Award-winning Book by Christos A. Djonis Titled 'It's The Economy, Stupid!' Reveals that Americans Today Are More Financially Disadvantaged than in Any Other Time
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

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VIDEO: On This Day, July 10- Happy Birthday, Jerry Herman!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 10, 2018

On this day, we celebrate the birthday of legendary composer Jerry Herman! (more...)

BWW TV: Hey, Look This Over! Vanessa Williams, Carolee Carmello, Bebe Neuwirth & More Get Ready to Kick Off the Encores! Season
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 31, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Sneak Peek of Carolee Carmello in Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 30, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 15 Musical Performances in February And March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 15 musical performances during February and March 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Encores! Kicks Off Its 25th Season- Go Inside Rehearsals for HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is  Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)

Brief 2/8: THE AMATEURS Begins Previews, Kendra Kassebaum in MAMMA MIA!, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 8, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: THE AMATEURS begins previews, check out photos of Kendra Kassebaum in MAMMA MIA!, first look at photos of HEY, LOOK ME OVER! and more! (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! Season Opener- HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by Review Roundups - Feb 8, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over!, an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the First Show of the Encores! Season, HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Bebe Neuwirth, Carolee Carmello, Vanessa Williams & More in the Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 7, 2018

Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11), an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)

Lynn University's Conservatory of Music Hosts 17 Musical Performances In March And April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Jon Robertson, dean of Lynn University Conservatory of Music and Philharmonia Guest Conductor, today invited the public to attend 17 musical performances during March and April 2018, including the collaborative production of Jerry Herman's Milk and Honey in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the birth of Israel. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HEY, LOOK ME OVER! Takes its Final Bows
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2018

Hey, Look Me Over! (Feb 7 - 11) kicked off Encores! season. This is an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside HEY, LOOK ME OVER!'s Closing Night Cast Party
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2018

Hey, Look Me Over! Closed yesterday, February 11 at Encores! Check out photos from the show's closing cast party below! (more...)

BWW Review: HEY, LOOK ME OVER! from Encores!, a Fun Sampler of Musical Scenes and Songs
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2018

When the subject of New York City Center Encores! comes up among musical theatre enthusiasts, the conversation almost invariably steers to what shows they should be presenting in their series of concerts. Although several of their productions, like the mega-hit revival of CHICAGO, have transferred, a night out at Encores! is, to many, most satisfying when they revive shows that, although significant in one way or another, are unlikely to find themselves back on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 1st, 2018: FIRE AND AIR Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: FIRE AND AIR opens tonight, AMY AND THE ORPHANS begins previews, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams & Company Push De Button in Rehearsals for Encores! HEY, LOOK ME OVER!
by TV - Press Previews - Feb 1, 2018

Check out a sneak peek of Vanessa Williams and company in rehearsal for 'Push De Button,' originally from Jamaica.  (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now For The GARTens Of Versailles Royal Masquerade Ball
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Indulge in the gARTens of Versailles: A Royal Masquerade Ball on Saturday, August 25, 2018, from 7pm to Midnight, as the Canton Museum of Art (CMA) transforms the veranda of Cultural Center for the Arts into a magical outdoor evening with enchanting cuisine, dazzling entertainment and performances, and a nonstop dance floor - all inspired by the ornate gardens and masquerade balls of the Palace of Versailles in France. (more...)

Instapoets Rekindling U.S. Poetry Book Sales, The NPD Group Says
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

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BWW Review: The Musical Theater Project and Jewish Federation put the spotlight on Israeli's 70thanniversary with "Milk and Honey"
by Roy Berko - Apr 24, 2018

Many know Cantor Kathy Wolfe Sebo as a superlative cantor. Few know, however, that she didn't start out to make the religious life her career. (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN Opens at the Leatherhead Theatre on Tuesday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Leatherhead Rep Company's fantastic family show The Secret Garden opens at the Leatherhead Theatre on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. (more...)

New Musicals by Duncan Sheik & Steven Sater, and Jason Robert Brown Set For 2018 Powerhouse Season
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 24, 2018

Powerhouse, the theater development program by Vassar and New York Stage and Film, has announced its 2018 season, according to Variety. The season will include new musicals by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, the duo behind Spring Awakening, as well as Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

Nominees Announced For the 45th Annual Non–Equity Jeff Awards; Griffin Theatre Company Leads With 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Jeff Awards announced today a total of 115 nominations in 19 categories for the 45th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

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