Musical Chairs Broadway

Based on an original story concept by Larry J. Pontillo

Members of an audience watch the opening night performance of an off-Broadway play.


Rialto Theatre

(New York, NY)
1481 Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
Primal Productions presents Zoë Van Tieghem in Generation Z on September 14th, 2019. In her Duplex debut, Zoë Van Tieghem will perform musical theater songs sung by characters she will (probably) never play...and maybe a few she will. Zoë has performed at Feinstein's/54Below, Le Poisson Rouge, Naked Angels Tuesdays@9, Postmarked Cafe, and opened for Debbie Harry at the Bearsville Theater in Woodstock, NY. Zoë Van Tieghem in Generation Z plays The Duplex Cabaret Theatre (61 Christopher Street) on September 14th. There is a $15-$20 cover charge and a two beverage minimum.
by Emma Kershaw - Oct 1, 2019
It's a story of love, war and one of the greatest tragedies ever told. Macbeth has returned to Manchester for a run at the Royal Exchange Theatre. However, there is a slight difference: Macbeth is played by a woman.
by Dzifa Benson - May 7, 2019
It's an immediate testament to the enduring appeal of Breakin' Convention, Sadler's Wells annual festival of hip hop theatre, now in its 16th year, to see the queues of people snaking round the block of the imposing building. They are dressed much more casually than the usual demographic that attends a show at this theatre.
by Amber Adams - May 2, 2019
On Friday, April 26 the Diavolo Space became the final home to the 2019 LA Dance Festival. A relaxed setting, with limited seating, and no AC, 'LA Dance is hot, it's cookin,' joked the Festival Producer, Deborah Brokus. Brokus introduced the Fringe portion of the evening and referred to Southern California as the birthplace for modern dance hinting at Martha Graham and Isabella Duncan. Brokus said LADF is 'looking to bring the community together.' With raffles, snacks and drinks, and 'Arts in LA' support buttons the evening of dance began.
by TV Scoop - Mar 26, 2019
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by TV Scoop - Mar 18, 2019
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by Chantal Kunst - Mar 13, 2019
From the 16th of March to the 9th of April 2019, the Nederlandse Reisopera (Dutch National Touring Opera) will be taking a new production of the Stephen Sondheim musical A Little Night Music around the country. This is an English-language version produced by an American artistic team. In this staging, Director Zack Winokur looks back to the film that the musical was originally based on, Ingmar Bergman's Smile of a Summer Night: 'What I found lacking in the musical, at least in the productions that I saw, was the bodily, sensual and erotic comedy which is at the heart of the film. Why are people continually trying to seduce each other and why are they continually failing? This work is about feelings that everyone deals with in daily life, which is comforting, alienating and disquieting at the same time.'
by TV Scoop - Mar 11, 2019
Get all the scoop on NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/11-3/31, airing on NBC on Monday, March 11, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
IMPRINT's Inaugural Season, Built For Longing, garnered 12 DFW Theatre Critics' Forum Awards, a staggering 40 Column Award Nominations (with 3 wins), and inclusion on many Best of 2018 Year-End Lists. Their sophomore season, Mercury Rising, has continued to raise the bar with unique theatrical experiences and opportunities, including new partnerships, new works, and additional surprises along the way. In their third season, entitled Home, IMPRINT aspires to build a community of inclusion, where everyone from the underdog to the forsaken can find their Home.
by Peter Nason - Jun 15, 2019
Yes, it features perhaps the greatest song in musical theatre history, but does Don Quixote's quest here lack zest?
by TV Scoop - Jul 29, 2019
Get all the scoop on NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE, 7/29 - 8/4, airing on NBC on Monday, July 29, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Jul 23, 2019
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by TV Scoop - Jul 2, 2019
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by TV Scoop - Jul 15, 2019
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by TV Scoop - Jan 7, 2019
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by Michael Rabice - Jan 28, 2019
Everything old is new again. But who would think the new century would have 19th Century literature resurfacing in the form of theatrical plays. This season Buffalo has seen Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice' characters in the new play MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Shea's 710 Theatre. But a good story is a good story. So in re-examining the age old hunt for an eligible bachelor we now bring to the stage Austen's SENSE & SENSIBILITY, that notable work that explores the issues of class, courting, and attaining the perfect husband. With some updating of the era and costumes, this timeless tale could allow Austen's often melodramatic story to play out as a 2019 romantic comedy feature film.
by Katricia Lang - Jan 27, 2019
ROCO (River Oaks Chamber Orchestra), immersive theater company Horse Head Theatre Co., and design house Magpies & Peacocks team up with the Houston Zoo to present PETER AND THE BEAR, an adaptation of Sergei Prokofiev's PETER AND THE WOLF.
by TV Scoop - Jan 22, 2019
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by TV Scoop - Jan 2, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2019
Austin's Moving Panoramas have revealed the official video for their new single 'ADD Heart' from their highly anticipated sophomore album In Two out February 22 via Modern Outsider (pre-order). The video which was directed by Willi Patton premiered at Billboard can also be shared at YouTube. About the video Patton says, 'We were honored to be approached by Leslie Sisson of Moving Panoramas to do a music video for their new single, 'ADD Heart.' I knew immediately upon hearing the song that the energy needed to be high, and I really wanted to capture the feeling of not being able to focus, narratively as if the video itself suffers from ADD. It pushes you along in one direction, only to quickly switch course, pick up on some other thread, leaving more unanswered questions than resolutions. We're always so grateful to musicians for letting us experiment, to treat their work as a solid canvas to splash some paint on, deconstruct and then clumsily attempt to put back together.' 'ADD Heart' will be available on all streaming services this Friday.
by Krista Garver - Jan 15, 2019
The 10th Anniversary Fertile Ground Festival starts in just over a week! This year's festival features more than 70 works, including plays, musicals, storytelling, dance, comedy, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts is proud to present Imago Theatre's awarding winning and critically acclaimed theatrical production FROGZ! on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
FROGZ is more than just dancers in full-frog costume, leaping about and chasing flies. It's a dizzying display of seemingly floating glow-in-the-dark sea creatures; luminous lizards, larger-than-life accordions; a giant baby, accompanied by mischievous orbs; mimes with a penchant for stacking boxes; penguins playing musical chairs; a cat trying to escape from a paper bag; and so much more.
by Victoria Ordin - Feb 4, 2019
Nearly two years after an impressive debut at the Jeffrey and Paula Gural Theater at A.R.T, Broken Box Mime Theater is back with SKIN, a collection of fifteen short pieces which alternate between the playful and the political. In Reverse (which dazzled this reviewer), consisted of just ten pieces. These physical storytellers, who come from diverse performing arts backgrounds (none of which, remarkably, include dance) have a palpable bond, perhaps because they communicate outside the sphere of language. Acting depends upon listening, but in mime, the 'listening' takes a more visceral and amorphous form. This accounts, I think, for the intimacy one witnesses in BXBR. It's easy for mime to miss the mark, at least if one associates meaning with hitting one's marks. These performers must trust each other to help make each action intelligible. Meaning itself, one might say, is collaborative. There is much to admire in Skin, and under Becky Baumwoll's direction, the performers continue to amaze with their ability to convey such depth and precision of feeling with recourse only to facial expressions and body language.
by TV Scoop - Feb 4, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019
Hot off the heels of sellout smash "Pride and Prejudice," 4th Wall Theatre Company is starting 2019 with another Houston premiere, "Rapture, Blister, Burn" by Gina Gionfriddo. This 2013 Pulitzer Prize Finalist is a comedic but unflinching look at gender politics in the wake of fourth-wave feminism.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019
Moving Panoramas' anticipated sophomore album In Two will be released this Friday via Modern Outsider (pre-order). In anticipation of the upcoming release the album is streaming in full at The Big Takeover. About the album The Big Takeover says, 'Spacey but not alienating, loud yet still light, painting expansive and vivid vistas of sound against a sweepingly dynamic and melodic backdrop, Moving Panoramas make captivating dream rock from Austin, Texas...Sky-wide sonics, propulsive tempos, kinetic rhythms, sweet, heathery vocals, and a shadowy Western plains atmosphere move through the LP. The instrumentation creates a rich and textured picture that is accentuated by the warm and beguiling vocals.' Additonally Moving Panoramas' Leslie Sisson spoke with The Austin Chronicle about the trauma and tragedy that that inspired many of the songs featured on In Two. Read the full article HERE.
by Cary Ginell - Feb 20, 2019
Pasadena Playhouse's vibrant re-thinking of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty's masterpiece, 'Ragtime' is a triumph of innovation and imagination. The show has been extended until March 7.
by TV Scoop - Feb 19, 2019
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by Valerie-Jean Miller - Feb 14, 2019
New Adventure's Production of the tale of Cinderella has never been more salacious or delicious. The dancing is superb, as well as the artistry involved in every facet of the production. With the updated scenario created, Cindy's world is smack dab in the middle of World War II. Directed and Choreographed by the incredible Sir Matthew Bourne, and loosely based on his parent's war stories, we are taken to London in the '40s, during the middle of air raids, bombings and destruction. The set design and wardrobe is all very drab in muted black and grey reflecting the tone of the environment. Wickedly creative is the choreography, the sets, the costumes, lighting and sound, not to mention the score by Prokofiev. Cinderella Opus 87 is such a melodious wonderland for a choreographer and his artistic team to work with. There is such power, intensity and magic in this lively piece. In Sir Matthew Bourne's hands, and feet, it is a fabulous, imaginative display of artistry and brilliance.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
The Riant Theatre will be presenting THE PIONEER OF THE ARTS AWARDS to CAMILLE A. BROWN, Choreographer of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and CHOIR BOY on Broadway and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR - LIVE on NBC with John Legend and to JEROME PRESTON BATES, Actor, JITNEY, STICK FLY & AMERICAN SON on Broadway, on Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Mansion/Museum, Margo Feiden Galleries LTD, 15 East 9th St, NYC.
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Austin-based band Moving Panoramas have revealed the latest single 'In Tune' from their highly anticipated sophomore album In Two out February 22 via Modern Outsider (pre-order). 'In Tune' which features Matthew Caws from Nada Surf premiered at PopMatters and can also be shared at Soundcloud. About the song PopMatters says,''In Tune,' proves that comparisons to Dum Dum Girls, Best Coast, and the 4AD imprint during the 1990s haven't been off the mark. But the single further establishes songwriter Leslie Sisson's formidable powers for creating riveting narrative tension across a hook-laden track that provides the perfect balance of introspection and uplift. Fans of shoegaze and the poppier turns of the Cure will no doubt celebrate this single as a new favorite.' Moving Panoramas have an Austin record release show coming up on February 22 at Barracuda (tickets). The band will also be performing at this year's SXSW Music Festival including set at the Modern Outsider showcase, Austin Town Hall vs Side One Track One Showcase and KOOP Radio Showcase. A list of updated shows can be found at Moving Panoramas website.
by TV Scoop - Feb 11, 2019
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by Nancy Grossman - Dec 6, 2018
1776 is a show that appreciates in value and import when viewed in the context of its time. It opened on Broadway in 1969 when Richard Nixon was president, the controversial war in Vietnam raged on, and civil unrest was the domestic order of the day. With that backdrop, it's popularity was unexpected, yet it ran for 1,217 performances and won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Seems like an ideal time for a remount of the story of our Founding Fathers, and the New Repertory Theatre production has found a formula to make it fresh, exhilarating, and inclusive.
by TV Scoop - Dec 24, 2018
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by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018
WITCH HUNT*, a new comedic work in progress from the CoHo Clown CoHort, is influenced by the Puritan work ethic, the Federalist Papers, current events, and also a famous play (kind of, but not really). WITCH HUNT asks,
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Families are invited to join a giant, digital game of musical chairs at Arts Centre Melbourne from 5 - 13 January, 2019. Invisible Orchestra, by IO in association with Polyglot Theatre, is a free, interactive experience where children and their families use their imagination and bodies to create a symphony of sound using electronic cushions on brightly coloured chairs. The result is a brand new, ever evolving musical symphony composed in the most unconventional and hilarious ways.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
The New York Pops announces the appointment of Broadway star Capathia Jenkins to its Board of Directors. Capathia has previously appeared as a soloist with The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall on multiple occasions, including during the orchestra's R&B celebration in February 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Mamma Mia! kicks off Theatre Memphis' 99th season on the Lohrey Stage and runs August 16 - September 8, 2019. 
by TV Scoop - Aug 13, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES, airing on NBC on Thursday, August 22, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Aug 13, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ELLEN'S GAME OF GAMES, airing on NBC on Thursday, August 15, 2019!
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2019
Look for new episodes to fill the 10:00/9:00c slot beginning August 21.
by Jeffrey Kare - Apr 8, 2019
Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from April 16th-21st is the national touring production of ANASTASIA. I recently had the great pleasure of interviewing actress Joy Franz, who is currently appearing in it as the Dowager Empress. A role that in the 1997 animated film was voiced by Angela Lansbury and on Broadway was originated by two-time Tony nominee Mary Beth Peil.
by TV Scoop - Apr 8, 2019
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by Sarah Hookey - Apr 3, 2019
Whimsical and inventive, Frogz put renowned company Imago Theatre on the international map. A performance of illusion, comedy, and delight, the show, presented April 12-13 by Anchorage Concert Association, charms adults and kids alike.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
Award-winning local singer, Jaci Davis, returns for her 4th appearance at the Arthur Newman Theater at the Joslyn Center in Palm Desert on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 2 PM in 'Jaci Sings Jule'.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
In a fitting conclusion to an historic season, on Sunday, May 12 at 3 PM, the Chamber Music Society of Detroit returns to Orchestra Hall, its home for more than 20 of its 75 years. Four of America's most exciting young string quartets the Attacca, Catalyst, Dover and Harlem Quartets are joined by master pianist Leon Fleisher, who will perform Mozart's K. 414 Piano Concerto plus music of Bach. The program also includes a world premiere by Jessie Montgomery, plus the Mendelssohn Octet performed by members of all four quartets switching off for different movements in a game of musical chairs.
by TV Scoop - Apr 2, 2019
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