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Davenport Theatre- Mainstage (New York, NY)
354 West 45th Street

Schedule

Running Time: One hour and 30 minutes

Mondays: 7:30pm
Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 3:00pm and 7:30pm
Fridays: 8:30pm
Saturdays: 3:00pm and 8:30pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

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They say money talks... and this money has a lot to say! as The Man on the hundred, Ben is not pleased by what he sees in America today and he's done keeping his mouth shut. Over the course of this 90-minute musical comedy, Ben is passed from a hedge fund manager to a stripper, to a judge, to his mistress who's a nun to ... well, you get the idea. Armed with a lifetime of famous sayings, Ben must convince everyone to change their priorities before it's too late. Inspired by the writings of Ben Franklin, the play La Ronde, and the huge mess America is in today, Money Talks is a fast-paced madcap romp filled with life, liberty and laughs for all.


Maria-Christina Oliveras, Brennan Caldwell and More to Perform SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM Monday, October 23rd, at 9:30pm. The cast will feature Maria-Christina Oliveras (Amelie, Pretty Filthy) and Brennan Caldwell (Baghdaddy, Money Talks), among others. (more...)

Ideal CU Wins 2016 Desjardins Youth Financial Literacy Award for a...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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Dress Up for Halloween at Off-Broadway's ENDANGERED! Today
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 28, 2017

ENDANGERED! is baaaaack, and it's alive!! What's scarier than Halloween? Being locked in the zoo alone during a Super Storm, with endangered animals from around the world! Pandas & Cheetahs & Croc's, oh my! (more...)

Dress Up for Halloween at Off-Broadway's ENDANGERED!
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 23, 2017

ENDANGERED! is baaaaack, and it's alive!! What's scarier than Halloween? Being locked in the zoo alone during a Super Storm, with endangered animals from around the world! Pandas & Cheetahs & Croc's, oh my! (more...)

Linda & Laura Benanti, A SCYTHE OF TIME with Lesli Margherita & More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

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, including Broadway Bound, The Broadway Tenors, A Scythe of Time featuring Lesli Margherita, Linda & Laura Benanti, Into Sweeney Todd's Woods, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents its 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, set for today, October 19, and tomorrow, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicked off yesterday, October 18, with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Maria-Christina Oliveras, Brennan Caldwell, Betsy Struxness And More Will Sing SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present SONGS FOR THE DEAD: THE SONGS OF MATTHEW MCCOLLUM Monday 10/23 at 9:30pm. The cast will feature Maria-Christina Oliveras (Amelie, Pretty Filthy) and Brennan Caldwell (Baghdaddy, Money Talks) and Betsy Struxness (Hamilton, Shakespeare in Love), among others. (more...)

BWW Review: The Actors' Gang's Regaling Political Commentary CAPTAIN GREEDY'S CARNIVAL Hits Home
by Gil Kaan - Oct 13, 2017

If you like your entertainment sprinkled with a generous dose of politics, The Actors' Gang's world premiere of Jack Pinter's CAPTAIN GREEDY'S CARNIVAL will definitely be right up your alley. Set in the 1930s, during the heyday of traveling carnival sideshows, Pinter uses the carney swindling Captain Greedy's Carnival as a direct analogy to the ensnaring market crash of 2008, as well as, the present day political arena. (more...)

Hit Family Musical ENDANGERED! Extends Again Off-Broadway
by BroadwayWorld JR - Oct 13, 2017

The hit family musical ENDANGERED! will once again extend its life at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street), now with two performances each Saturday at 11am and 3pm, beginning Saturday, October 28, 2017. (more...)

Netskope and Ponemon Institute Study: Majority of Businesses Have Not Inspected Cloud Services for Malware
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

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Disney Villains and More to Spook Audiences at Feinstein's/54 Below for Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Celebrate Halloween at Feinstein's/54 Below from October 23-31 with a spook-tacular array of shows that will feature: scary tunes, ghost stories, Disney villains, an original tale of blood and revenge, a Tim Burton concert, a night of Stephen Sondheim's eeriest and most macabre shows, and a rockin' evening inspired by Hocus Pocus. Grab your favorite costume or come as your best self we guarantee an All Hallows' Eve to remember! (more...)

Chilina Kennedy, Jenna Ushkowitz and More to Star in NAMT's 2017 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

National Alliance for Musical Theatre announces additional casting for the 29th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20, 2017 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival kicks off on Wednesday, October 18 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute. (more...)

Hit Family Musical ENDANGERED! To Welcome New Star Kid To The Zoo
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

ENDANGERED!, the hit family musical which recently extended its run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street), is now welcoming a new star with a surprise gender swap of the show's leading character. (more...)

Comedian Chris Tucker will Perform at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

International award-winning actor and comedian Chris Tucker will perform at the Fox Theatre on Saturday, January 21 at 8 p.m.  (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In on Ayad Akhtar's JUNK- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Nov 2, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater presents Junk, a new play by Ayad Akhtar, directed by Doug Hughes, opening tonight, November 2, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Plays 'On the Money'; Talks HAMILTON & MOANA on 'Jimmy Kimmel'
by TV News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by last night's JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE and participated in a game of 'On the Money' where pedestrians have the chance to win some cash if they know which historical figures appear on U.S. currency. (more...)

THE BABYLON LINE Begins Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater presents Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). The production, directed by Terry Kinney, features Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser, and Frank Wood, and begins performances tonight, November 10. Opening night is Monday, December 5. (more...)

When Money Talks, Evil Walks..and the Hollywood Casting Couch
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

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DESPERATE MEASURES Begins Run at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th. (more...)

XLIVE Convenes Esports Titans to Explore The Fastest-Growing Sector in Live Events
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

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BWW Exclusive Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal For Wheelhouse Theater Company's Revival of Kurt Vonnegut's HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, announced that the company will stage Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE April 7 - April 28, 2018 at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street in Manhattan. The play offers up dynamic and often hilarious insight into a capitalist society's attempts to make socio-cultural progress in a world often polarized by its moral and political outrage…or lack thereof. Jeffrey Wise will direct the production that will run through Saturday, April 28th The official opening is set for Saturday, April 14th at 7PM. For more information, visit http://www.wheelhouse.theater (more...)

DESPERATE MEASURES To Play New World Stages Beginning 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018

DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Return to Don't Tell Mama for One Night Only
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out runs at Don't Tell Mama and the 2016 New York Musical Festival (NYMF), Midnight at The Never Get, conceived by and starring Sam Bolen and Mark Sonnenblick, with book, music and lyrics by Mr. Sonnenblick, directed by Max Friedman (Ruby Manger Live!, Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band), and produced by Michael Chase Gosselin (POPE! An Epic Musical, The Most Miserable Christmas Tree), will return home to Don't Tell Mama (342 West 46th Street) on Tuesday, March 14 at 8pm for a special one-night-only concert to celebrate receiving a 2017 Bistro Award for 'Book Musical,' and a 2017 MAC Award nomination for 'Show Of The Year.' (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The 2018 Bootcamp Weekend Intensive For Showcase Producing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the 2018 Bootcamp Weekend Intensive for Showcase Producing on Saturday, April 28, 2018 & Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at Nola Studios, 244 W. 54th Street, 5th floor. Registration is $270 for non-members ($225 for TRU members, $290 for Membership/Workshop Package, and $100 for a second attendee). Save $50-$60 with the Early Bird Discount through April 15. (more...)

BathMasters: Improper Tiling Can Wreak Havoc on Home Value and Health
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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Tickets Now On Sale for Wheelhouse Theater Company's Revival of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA JUNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Ticket's are now on sale for Wheelhouse Theater Company's upcoming revival of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE which will run April 7 - April 28, 2018 at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street in Manhattan. The play offers up dynamic and often hilarious insight into a capitalist society's attempts to make socio-cultural progress in a world often polarized by its moral and political outrage…or lack thereof. (more...)

Wheelhouse Theater Company to Stage Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA JUNE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Wheelhouse Theater Company and its Founding Members, Matt Harrington, David Kenner, Michael Schantz, and Jeffrey Wise, announced today that the company will stage Kurt Vonnegut Jr.'s rarely produced HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE April 7 - April 28, 2018 at the Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street in Manhattan. (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Make New England Premiere in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

Ralph Byers to Star as Benjamin Franklin in Musical Comedy MONEY TALKS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Visceral Entertainment will present the World Premiere of the new musical Money Talks with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg, music by David Friedman and direction/choreography by Michael Chase Gosselin with musical direction by David Hancock Turner. (more...)

Readers Respond: Petition For Chicago Theatres To Not Invite Sun-Times Critic Hedy Weiss
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

A petition urging Chicago theater companies to stop inviting Weiss to productions was posted on Change.org on June 13th by the Chicago Theater Accountability Coalition. As of this writing, the petition has received more than 3,000 signatures. (more...)

When Money Talks, Evil Walks..and the Hollywood Casting Couch
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

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Laugh with Chris Tucker This Today at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present with the award-winning comedian Chris Tucker, actor of the Rush Hour movies, Silver Linings Playbook and Money Talks.  (more...)

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET to Celebrate Opening Night in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

Laugh with Chris Tucker This Saturday at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) is proud to present with the award-winning comedian Chris Tucker, actor of the Rush Hour movies, Silver Linings Playbook and Money Talks.  (more...)

BWW Review: Benjamin Franklin Travels Through the Modern World in MONEY TALKS: THE MUSICAL
by Melanie Votaw - Jul 24, 2017

While the new musical Money Talks isn't of Broadway caliber, there's a lot to like about both the book by Tony-nominated Peter Kellogg (ANNA KARENINA) and the score by Kellogg and David Friedman. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at the Provincetown Inn
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Midnight at The Never Get, the award-winning and critically-acclaimed musical hit of last summer's New York Musical Festival, will enjoy its New England premiere this summer, a co-production of Visceral Entertainment (Michael Chase Gosselin and Tim Sulka) and Dustin Sparks Productions. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 21st, 2017 - SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: An all-star cast brings SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM to The Hollywood Bowl this weekend! (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces TRU PRODUCER BOOT CAMP
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the workshop Raising Money for Theater: Who, How, and When to Ask, part of TRU Boot Camps on February 4, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC. Basic pricing is $175 for non-members, $150 for TRU members with $25 off for early birds, thru 1/26. Discount codes available for anyone who has applied to any of the upcoming festivals, as well as students. Email TRUStaff1@gmail.com with proof of a festival application, or a student ID, and TRU will provide you with a code for $40 or $60 off (for a Festival price of $135 or Student price of $115). (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited announces the Workshop RAISING MONEY FOR THEATER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the workshop Raising Money for Theater: Who, How and When to Ask, part of TRU Boot Camps on February 4, 2018 from 10am - 6pm at 151 W. 46th St., 8th Floor, NYC. (more...)

Ideal CU Promotes Emily Kelly to VP of Talent and Administration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018

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Terry Sandvold Ranks #1 Financial Advisor Nationally for Questar...
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

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York Theatre Company Presents DESPERATE AFTER DARK, A Cabaret Celebrating The Songs Of David Friedman
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

It's a cabaret! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director) will present a ONE NIGHT ONLY, special event Desperate After Dark, a cabaret of song celebrating the music of David Friedman, following the performance of Desperate Measures, the new hit musical with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg and music by Mr. Friedman, late night on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 beginning at 10:00PM onstage at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Hit Family Musical ENDANGERED! To Welcome New Star Kid To The Zoo
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2017

ENDANGERED!, the hit family musical which recently extended its run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street), is now welcoming a new star with a surprise gender swap of the show's leading character. (more...)

Ideal CU Pays $5,800 to Youth in Financial Literacy Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

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Emma Degerstedt, Conor Ryan, Lauren Molina and More to Lead DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the cast and creative team of the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures, with book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina) and music by David Friedman (Scandalous).  (more...)

Online Daters Say a Good Credit Score is More Attractive Than a Fancy Car
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

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The Bard Will Get a Country Twist in DESPERATE MEASURES at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Cecilia Lin and Hu Guo, has announced the first mainstage production of the 2017-2018 season: the New York premiere of the musical Desperate Measures. (more...)

IFAD: One-in-seven people impacted by the money migrants send home
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

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Go Behind the Making Of A Cast Recording with DESPERATE MEASURES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder) will be joined by composer David Friedman and Grammy-nominated album producer Rob Sher on the Guild Hall stage on Wednesday, April 16 at 7pm for an insightful discussion answering the question, 'How do all those original cast recordings of our favorite musicals get made?' (more...)

Richard Clark To Participate In Wheelhouse Theater Co's HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WANDA JUNE Talk Back
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

A special talk back featuring Richard Clark, the Composer, Conductor and longtime friend of Kurt Vonneget will be held after the Saturday, April 28th 2:00 p.m. matinee of Wheelhouse Theater's revival of Happy Birthday, Wanda June at the Gene Frankel Theater, 24 Bond Street. Following the performance, Mr. Clark will take part in a talk-back where he will speak about his friendship with Mr. Vonnegut as well as his experience collaborating on the opera of Happy Birthday, Wanda June. (more...)

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