My Favorite Year Broadway

With a tuneful Broadway score by the Tony-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephennbsp; Flaherty, and a snappy book by Joseph Dougherty, ?My Favorite Year? is a classic musical comedy with a heart of gold.brbrIt?s 1954, and Benjy Stone, freshman writer on TV?s King Kaiser Comedy Cavalcade, is assigned the daunting task of baby-sitting veteran Hollywood swashbuckler Alan Swann while he's doing a livenbsp; guest appearance on the show. The effort to keep the reckless Swann off the booze and out of the papers during the rehearsal week nearly drives Benjy to the brink. But when he's given an unexpected glimpse into Swann's broken heart, Benjy begins to discover a thing or two about life and love. In addition to Benjy Stone and Alan Swann, the show is filled with juicy roles for comic actors, from the overbearing Belle Carroca, (played in both the original film and in the Lincoln Center production by Lainie Kazan) to the acerbic comedy writer Alice Miller, the role which garnered Andrea Martin a Tony Award. p/ppFor complete information on this and other Ahrens and Flaherty shows, as well as linksnbsp;to purchase CDs, vocal selections and other publications, please go tonbsp;a href="http://www.ahrensandflaherty.com/"www.AhrensandFlaherty.com/au. /ustrong /strong/p

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Vivian Beaumont Theatre

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Kittredge dives into each lyric with astounding authenticity, all-the-while honoring both the original musical theater intent and the intimacy of the room. This is no easy feat and should be held up as the gold standard of cabaret performance. David Sabella: Cabaret Hotspot
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) is proud to announce an exciting fall season featuring AIDA, NEWSIES, Lainie Kazan, and more!
by Brady Schwind - Sep 25, 2019
Even before she takes the stage, Ann Kittredge is a knock-out. Emerging from the back of the theatre in a red satin robe, hands playfull sparring in black boxing gloves, Ms. Kittredge seems poised for victory. And by the end of her superbly crafted musical revue, Fancy Meeting You Here, An Evening of Ahrens & Flaherty, you'd be hard pressed to find a challenger to disagree. For in this, Ms. Kittredge's follow up to her 2018 Mac Award winning cabaret debut, she emerges as story-songstress supreme: a title that may be undefeated for some time to come.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
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.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 18, 2019
Today's top stories: The Devil Wears Prada sets its pre-Broadway engagement, Kristin Chenoweth will return to Broadway with her solo show, and more!
by Don Grigware - Sep 11, 2019
Music composer, pianist Michele Brourman is world reknowned for her brilliant compositions and collaborations with other great songwriters like Amanda McBroom. She has a tremendous passion for performing. She will be in Chicago on the 15th and in New York in October doing what she does best. The world is a better place because of it.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Award-winning actor-singer-comedian Andrea Martin is being celebrated by the Stratford Festival as the 2019 Legacy Award recipient, at a gala to be held on September 23 at Toronto's Four Seasons Hotel.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Ragtime a?" with book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens a?" is a sweeping epic musical about the birth of America that weaves together real celebrities and historical events with a timeless tale of three families in pursuit of the American Dream.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 30, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Michelle Williams begins performances in Once On This Island, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018
As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Andrew Barth Feldman, the 16-year-old winner of the Best Actor Award at the 2018 National High School Musical Theatre Awards (known more commonly as the Jimmy Awards), will make his Broadway debut as 'Evan Hansen' on January 30, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces a stellar cast of acclaimed Broadway and TV stars for The Language Archive, launching the Tony Award-winning theatre company's celebratory 50th Anniversary season. Written by Julia Cho, whose Aubergine captured rapturous praise and multiple awards, The Language Archive is balanced delightfully between affection and adversity. The quirky comedy tells the whimsical, life-affirming chronicle of a linguist fighting to preserve the dying languages of far-flung cultures, only to neglect the promise and passion of his own.
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
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.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present Seussical, a musical perfect for the whole family, March 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17 at THE BLACK BOX. Tony winners, Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once on This Island, Ragtime), have lovingly brought to life Dr. Seuss favorites including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie, and a little boy with a big imagination - Jojo. The colorful characters transport the audience from the Jungle of Nool, to the Circus McGurkus, to the invisible world of the Whos.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 29, 2019
The new comedy musical, Tootsie begins performances on Broadway tonight, March 29th, with an opening night of Tuesday, April 23rd. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019
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.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Singer/Songwriter/Arranger/Musical Director, Michele Brourman, has been nominated for the Manhattan Association of Cabaret (MAC) award in the category of major recording for 'The Price of Love' project. Brourman and fellow nominees, Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales ('The Ginger Snapped') and Marissa Mulder ('Two Tickets Left') will find out their fate when the envelopes are opened live at the 33rd Annual MAC Awards on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 pm at Sony Hall in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
The award-winning, autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET, starring Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renee Taylor ("The Nanny"), kicks off a national tour this weekend with three performances at The Gateway, Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County (215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY 11713) on Friday, March 15 at 8pm and Saturday, March 16 at 3pm & 8pm.  The tour continues with a limited run at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Lovelace Studio Theater (9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210) from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 14.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
Rubicon Theatre Company announces two performances of an intimate concert featuring Golden Globe Award-Winner and Grammy nominee Amanda McBroom, presented as part of the 2018-2019 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Concert Series. Amanda McBroom, a Rubicon favorite both as a singer and actress, returns to Rubicon with a concert version of her hit play Lady Macbeth Sings the Blues on Saturday June 8 at 8p.m. and Sunday June 9 at 2 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
On this day, we're celebrating the great Mel Brooks, who turns 93 today! 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2019
Today's top stories: Moulin Rouge! begins previews, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announces a stellar cast of acclaimed Broadway and TV stars for The Language Archive, launching the Tony Award-winning theatre company's celebratory 50th Anniversary season.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
Blazing Saddles. Young Frankenstein. The Producers. Mel Brooks has created some of the most iconic comedies in film history, and he is returning to the New York stage for an exclusive two-night engagement.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2019
2019 MAC Nominee, Michele Brourman, makes her Solo Debut in Chicago in a One Night Only performance, Sunday, September 15th at the well known Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret Show time: 7:00 PM.
by Zoe Burke - Jan 7, 2019
WEST END PRODUCTIONS' 2019 season kicks off on February 22nd with TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT. Four of Albuquerque's favorite actors - Kenneth Ansloan, Tim Crofton, Tim MacAlpine and Harry Zimmerman, under the direction of Cy and Jane Hoffman, play the many characters, including the central figure, sometimes simultaneously! Four middle-aged men, each dressed in a black suit, with a black tie, sporting a black bowler hat and a red carnation in his jacket button-hole, sit facing the audience. It is not the most exciting way to start a theatrical journey, but Scottish playwright Giles Havergal's sly adaptation of Graham Greene's comic novel turns stylistic economy into a stylish statement, as it tells the odyssey of a very dull retired bank manager who reunites with his seventy-five-year-old aunt at his mother's cremation, which leads to a considerable change in his life and much excitement.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
West END PRODUCTIONS' 2019 season kicks off on February 22nd with TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT. Four of Albuquerque's favorite actors - Kenneth Ansloan, Tim Crofton, Tim MacAlpine and Harry Zimmerman, under the direction of Cy and Jane Hoffman, play the many characters, including the central figure, sometimes simultaneously! Four middle-aged men, each dressed in a black suit, with a black tie, sporting a black bowler hat and a red carnation in his jacket button-hole, sit facing the audience. It is not the most exciting way to start a theatrical journey, but Scottish playwright Giles Havergal's sly adaptation of Graham Greene's comic novel turns stylistic economy into a stylish statement, as it tells the odyssey of a very dull retired bank manager who reunites with his seventy-five-year-old aunt at his mother's cremation, which leads to a considerable change in his life and much excitement.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
The Wallis Annenberg Center for Performing Arts presents the Los Angeles premiere of Renee Taylor's MY LIFE ON A DIET, the award-winning, autobiographical comedy written by Taylor and Joseph Bologna, which opens its 12 performance, limited engagement on Friday, April 5 and continues through Sunday, April 14, 2019, in The Wallis's Bram Goldsmith Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
The award-winning, autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET, starring Academy Award-nominated and Emmy Award-winning writer and actress Renee Taylor, will kick off a national tour this spring with three performances at The Gateway, Performing Arts Center of Suffolk County (215 South Country Road, Bellport, NY 11713) on Friday, March 15 at 8pm and Saturday, March 16 at 3pm & 8pm. The tour continues with a limited run at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' Lovelace Studio Theater (9390 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210) from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 14. Dates in other cities across the U.S. and in Canada will be announced in the coming weeks.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Penobscot Theatre Company will close out its 45th Anniversary Season by kicking off summer with the international smash hit Mamma Mia!, from June 13 to July 14. The enchanting, hilarious story that has become an international sensation is told through Swedish pop group ABBA's timeless hits and takes place on a magical Greek island paradise.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! We hope all of our northeast readers survived yesterday's windstorm. Settle in to this much quieter morning by reading the top Broadway stories.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Begin your Tuesday the only way Broadway fans know how: by catching up on the latest news!
by Beth Leitman - Jan 14, 2019
BWW Previews: TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at West End Productions
by Charles Shubow - Feb 8, 2019
Norm Lewish, Jessie Muehller, and Rosie O'Connell star in a semi-staged production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
Utah's Governor Gary R. Herbert held a press conference last week to announce not-to-miss musical headliners, performances that will be a part of the Spike 150 celebration of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, including events starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, Megan Hilty and Ali Ewoldt.
by Noelle Hannibal - Feb 17, 2019
Roger and Lynn Neal, Founder and Chairman of the annual Oscar night event, will be hosting, along with their partners Maryanne and Thomas Lai , the 4th Annual ROGER NEAL OSCAR VIEWING DINNER, SUITE AND AFTER PARTY which will take place on Oscar Sunday Feb 24th, 2019 at the World Famous Hollywood Palladium.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Feb 16, 2019
You might not be familiar with the latest Dutch Apple production, Lucky Stiff. The 1988, Off-Broadway show might best be described as 2 parts Weekend at Bernie's, 1 part Brewster's Millions, with a splash of The Bucket List thrown in for good measures. Those who appreciate broad, farcical comedies will also probably enjoy this show.
by BWW Special - Feb 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature MY VERY OWN BRITISH INVASION, THE MUSIC MAN, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Complementing performances of Tony Award-winning actress and director Victoria Clark's production of Conor McPherson's new version of Strindberg's The Dance of Death, Classic Stage Company (CSC; Artistic Director, John Doyle) presents the second installment of its new Classic Conversations series. The series began with acclaimed actor Raul Esparza on the occasion of his "blisteringly good" (New York magazine) turn in Bertolt Brecht's Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui; another conversation will be announced this spring. The March 5 at 7pm event will serve as a rare, intimate, and engaging distillation of Clark's life in theater through conversation-with CSC Artistic Director John Doyle and celebrated music director Ted Sperling-and song. Sperling, who memorably worked with Clark on The Light in the Piazza, for which they both received Tony Awards, will also accompany Clark on piano for the musical portion of the evening. This one-night-only engagement takes place Tues, March 5 at 7pm at Classic Stage Company (136 E 13th Street, New York); tickets are $100-$150 and can be purchased at classicstage.org or 212-352-3101 (or toll free 866-811-411). The Dance of Death runs in repertory with director Shariffa Ali's staging of Yael Farber's Mies Julie through March 10.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2019
Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts last night to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Executive Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley reveal the lineup for the company's 50th season, which launches this summer. Kelley's 50th and final season as Artistic Director of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley includes triumphant returns of TheatreWorks favorites, bold premieres developed at the company's annual New Works Festival, and celebrated works from the nation's leading playwrights.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
Michele's best-loved song 'My Favorite Year,' has been recorded by the Ambassador of the American Songbook, Michael Feinstein as well as by Dame Cleo Laine, and the late singing icon, Margaret Whiting. With longtime collaborator Amanda McBroom, she has written the songs for 18 animated features for Universal Studios as well as the score for the musical 'Dangerous Beauty.'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2019
This Month, 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.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2019
Last month The Crazy Coqs Presents at Live at Zédel hosted an evening of songs from musicals of the 1990s featuring James Hume, Alex Lodge, Emma Kingston, Courtney Reed and Rebecca Lock.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019
The smash hit musical MAMMA MIA will play at Penobscot Theatre Company from June 13 to July 14 at the historic Bangor Opera House with evening and afternoon performances.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019
For the first time since winning the 2018 MAC Award for Best Debut, Ann Kittredge* returns to Feinstein's/54 Below with her new show, Fancy Meeting You Here: An Evening Of Ahrens & Flaherty.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
In the third concert of her More About The Melody series, cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf invites Tony Award-winning music director, Ted Sperling to host an evening celebrating the music of the three generations of the iconic Rodgers family: Richard Rodgers, Mary Rodgers, and Adam Guettel.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2019
Live Nation, The Araca Group and EBG (Entertainment Benefits Group) have just announced that iconic Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner MEL BROOKS will take the stage on June 17 and 18 as part of the recently announced In Residence on Broadway series at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
Skylight Theatre Company (Producing Artistic Director, Gary Grossman and Co-Artistic Director Tony Abatemarco) announced today the world premiere of BRONCO BILLY - THE MUSICAL, It marks the organization's first world premiere musical production. The new musical, based on the Warner Bros. film Bronco Billy, features a book by Dennis Hackin, lyrics and music by Chip Rosenbloom and John Torres, with additional lyrics by Michele Brourman. Hunter Bird will direct. Preview performances begin on May 10, with the official press opening on Saturday, May 18, 2019. The limited engagement plays through June 30 at the Skylight Theatre, located at 1816 ½ North Vermont in Los Feliz, Ca. Tickets are now on sale now at http://www.SkylightTix.com.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
Jennifer Barnhart was such a hit in her first solo cabaret show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre this month that due to popular demand, she's been invited back for an encore performance of "It's About Time!" on Sunday, May 19th. Showtime is at 7pm. Click here for tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
Tickets to Penobscot Theatre Company's production of the smash hit musical MAMMA MIA will go on sale to the general public, April 22, 2019. The Broadway musical will run from June 13 to July 14 at the historic Bangor Opera House with evening and afternoon performances. 'MAMMA MIA is the perfect kickoff to summer,' said Bari Newport, producing artistic director. 'Nothing says sunshine and beaches more than a Greek Island! And a little disco never hurts, either.'    
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
After years of playing well with others - whether singing backup for friends' shows, or crooning alongside a cast of puppet characters - Jennifer Barnhart stepped into the spotlight and slayed in her debut solo cabaret, fittingly titled, 'It's About Time!' at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, downstairs at the Westbank Cafe on 42nd Street.