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My Favorite Year - 1992 - 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="" /ustrong /strong/p


Vivian Beaumont Theatre

(New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway
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 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 26, 2019
After years of playing well with others - whether singing backup for friends' shows, or crooning alongside a cast of puppet characters - Jennifer Barnhart finally steps into the spotlight in her first solo cabaret, fittingly titled, 'It's About Time!' Alan Muraoka directs an evening of stories, silliness and song as Jennifer shares the journey that led her to two of the most famous streets in the world: Broadway and Sesame Street.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 21, 2019
Among the many fans of Michele Brourman at her show Love Notes at the Birdland Theater last night were a host of singers, songwriters and theatrical folks. They came to hear one of our most gifted singer/songwriter and pianists probably best known for her collaboration and partnership with Amanda McBroom and for composing the song, “”My Favorite Year” It's been recorded by Michael Feinstein, Dame Cleo Laine and Margaret Whiting among others. Hearing an artist perform her own material is always an extra special treat and in Michele's case she also brings her artistry at the keyboard to the experience which enhances every nuance of her music. Michele's phrasing and harmonies are the perfect fit for her haunting, funny, and moving songs.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Join Tony Award nominee Lainie Kazan on Wednesday, November 6 at 7pm for a night of songs as she reflects on her life, her loves, her Broadway shows, TV series, and movies. Known for her memorable and audacious roles in My Favorite Year and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Lainie will dish on her career including the years she spent running Playboy Club nightclubs across the country. Back after her celebrated Feinstein's/54 Below solo earlier this year, Lainie's show is not to be missed!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
White Plains Performing Arts Center proudly presents star of stage and screen, Lainie Kazan, on Saturday, November 9 at 8:00pm to help celebrate the Westchester theatre's 16th Anniversary.
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
NBC News has reported on the death of beloved sitcom star Bill Macy, who was best known for his role on 70s sitcom 'Maude.' The character actor was 97.
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 BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A Christmas Carol is now in previews on Broadway! The holiday masterpiece, A Christmas Carol, comes to Broadway this holiday season for eight weeks only following critically acclaimed runs at London's Old Vic. Two visionary talents, playwright Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and director Matthew Warchus (Matilda), offer a magical new interpretation of Charles Dickens' classic story, starring Campbell Scott ('House of Cards,' Dying Young) as Ebenezer Scrooge. Beginning previews on Thursday, November 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), with the opening night set for Wednesday, November 20, A Christmas Carol will play a strictly limited engagement through Sunday, January 5, 2020 only.
by Stage Tube - Nov 25, 2019
A look back at comedy icon Mel Brooks' legendary career in film and television, debuts December 13 on HBO.
by TV News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
From the groundbreaking TV series “Your Show of Shows” to landmark films like “Blazing Saddles” and “Young Frankenstein,” Mel Brooks has been one of the most influential voices in comedy. Now, this entertainment legend looks back on his remarkable career in MEL BROOKS UNWRAPPED, debuting FRIDAY, DEC. 13 (9:00-10:10 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
November 18, 2019 - BIG PICTURE, the new comedy musical, is having an invitation-only developmental reading November 22nd & 23rd at Ripley-Grier Studios.
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 10, 2019
Lainie has performed in Nightclubs, Grand Hotels, and Concert Halls around the world. She partnered with Hugh Hefner and opened a?oeLainie's Rooma?? and a?oeLainie's Room Easta?? at the Los Angeles and New York Playboy Clubs. Lainie recorded five albums for MGM and she produced her most recent CD's with David Benoit for Music Masters label a?oeIn The Groovea?? and a?oeBody and Soula??.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents Sing-A-Long with Alan Muraoka featuring Sesame Street songs and puppeteers on Sunday November 17, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Ticket prices range between $20.00-$40.00, plus applicable fees. Purchase online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
MAC winner, Ann Kittredge, Makes her West Coast Debut at Feinstein's at Vitello's, November 12th @ 8:00 p.m; with the acclaimed 'Fancy Meeting You Here: An Evening of Arhens and Flaherty.' Special Guests are Andrea Marcovicci and Marcus Lovett.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2020
The StoryBeat with Steve Cuden podcast is thrilled to present an insightful interview with the creators of the new song, a?oeWhile There is Still Time,a?? a magnificent tribute to those on the medical front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Songwriters Michele Brourman and Hillary Rollins joined forces with the angelic-voiced singer, Maude Maggart, to produce a?oeWhile There is Still Time,a?? which is the focus of the StoryBeat podcast available May 13, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Artistic Director Designate Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora announced changes to TheatreWorks's 2020-21 Season, which is now scheduled to begin in October 2020.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 9, 2020
Prolific and popular singer-songwriter-musical director Michele Brourman is in town to collect her Bistro Award tonight and Stephen Mosher talks with her about her life and her work in an industry that loves her.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2020
Max Brooks, son of comedic legend Mel Brooks, posted a video on Twitter with his famous dad, warning about the potential dangers of spreading COVID-19. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 28, 2019
Today's top stories: Moulin Rouge! begins previews, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
On this day, we're celebrating the great Mel Brooks, who turns 93 today! 
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 - 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 Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2020
Singer and comedienne, Liza Pulman has teamed up with the legendary million-selling German artist, Max Raabe to duet on his song, Willst Du Bei Mir Bleiben (Will You Stay Beside Me).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
ABC today announced that the network will debut its latest live musical event this fall with “Young Frankenstein Live!” (working title), produced by the legendary director, writer, actor, comedian, producer and composer, Mel Brooks. The announcement comes on the heels of the network's most recent hit musical spectacular, “The Wonderful World of Disney presents The Little Mermaid Live!,” which marked the most-watched made-for-TV musical on any network in nearly four years and ranked as the week's No. 1 entertainment show.
by Walter McBride - Jan 20, 2020
Take a look back into our archives with us as we bring you another photo flashback! This time, we've got a photo of Peter O'Toole on the set of My Favorite Year in 1981.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020
Today's top stories: My Name is Lucy Barton officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
Crown & Anchor Cabaret Series 2020 in Provincetown, MA will return this summer at The Crown & Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Cabaret Room and at Town Hall Auditorium. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
SEUSSICAL opens at Artisan Center Theater on Friday, February 14, 2020 and runs through Saturday, March 21, 2020. The 196-seat theater-in-the-round is located at 444 East Pipeline Road in Hurst.
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Award winning Singer/Songwriter/Musical Director, Michele Brourman, to appear on popular radio show 'Chew The Scene' 2/27 @ 1pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
a?oeConjunction Junction, What's Your Function?a?? These five little words and all the catchy, jazzy tunes and tales from Schoolhouse Rock taught millions of kids, camped out in front of the television set every Saturday morning from 1973 to 1985 the fundamentals of math, grammar, science, and history. Schoolhouse Rock Live! features 21 of the best songs from the original series and is a must see for youth and families and every fan of a?oea certain agea?? who wants to relive this beloved, pop culture sensation.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2020
Alan Muraoka and 'Sesame Street' Muppeteers Jennifer Barnhart and Kathy Kim delighted children and their parents as they shared traditions of the Lunar New Year in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium during two performances at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Lunar New Year Festival celebrating the Year of the Rat on February 1, 2020. The trio posed with families in The Temple of Dendur after the performances.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Back by popular demand! Renée Taylor's award-winning autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET will play three performances at The Gateway in Bellport on February 28th at 8pm, and Februaru 29th at 3pm and 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
The Green Room 42 Presents An Evening Of Ahrens & Flaherty Benefitting The Child HELP Partnership, Thursday, March 5, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan will welcome a talented cast to its stage on Thursday, December 18 at 7:30 p.m. for a reading of Anna Ziegler's a?oeThe Wanderers,a?? a funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama. Ziegler is an award-winning playwright whose widely produced play, a?oePhotograph 51,a?? won London's 2016 WhatsOnStage award for best new play. It was also selected as a?oeBest of the Yeara?? play by The Telegraph and The Washington Post. The special reading of a?oeThe Wanderersa?? is a benefit for the JCC's Lambert Center for Arts and Ideas. Tickets cost $20 for members and $25 for the public. Visit or call 646.505.5708 to reserve your seat.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Renée Taylor's award-winning autobiographical comedy MY LIFE ON A DIET will play Bucks County Playhouse, January 30 a?" February 2 as part of the Playhouse's Visiting Artists Series.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan has announced that Tony nominated actor Jonathan C. Kaplan and Zoë Winters will complete the cast performing a benefit reading of 'The Wanderers' by Anna Zeigler.The play is a funny, insightful, and mysterious new drama. Ziegler is an award-winning playwright whose widely produced play, 'Photograph 51,' won London's 2016 WhatsOnStage award for best new play.
by Kay Kudukis - Dec 11, 2019
CVRep announces its Luminary Luncheon Schedule for 2020, featuring a special subscription pass price for all 3 shows! Subscription price is $150 or $55 per luncheon. All Luminary Luncheons will be held at Agua Caliente Resort Casino at 32250 Bob Hope Drive in Rancho Mirage, and will follow the successful luncheon and interview format of past luminary events.
by Elliot Lanes - Dec 10, 2019
Today's subject Ted Sperling is very well represented this holiday season here in DC. He is the Musical Director/New Orchestrator for Fiddler on the Roof which plays through December 15th at the National Theatre. Beginning December 17th his work as Musical Supervisor can be heard on My Fair Lady at Kennedy Center. That show runs through Jan 19th.
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 or call (646) 476-3551.
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 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 28, 2020
Classic Stage Company continues the new, free online version of its signature series Classic Conversations, hosted by John Doyle, with Adam Chanler-Berat (Peter and the Starcatcher, Next to Normal) and Tavi Gevinson (The Crucible, This Is Our Youth) this Thursday, April 30, and next Thursday, May 7, respectively. The actors are the latest in a lineup of participants from CSC's postponed production of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Assassins, which the institution plans to present when it is safe to reconvene at the theater.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Fresh from her sell-out run of Fascinating Aida, singer and comedienne Liza Pulman has announced details of her rescheduled dates in London and released an EP featuring tracks from her forthcoming album.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
Kevin Chamberlin took to Instagram to share his quarantine version of Alone in the Universe from Seussical.