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Broadhurst Theatre (New York, NY)
235 W. 44th St.

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No Strings is a musical drama with a book by Samuel A. Taylor and words and music by Richard Rodgers, his only Broadway score for which he wrote both lyrics and music, and the first musical he composed after the death of his long-time collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical opened on Broadway in 1962 and ran for 580 performances. It received the nomination for Tony Award, Best Musical.



Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, a Secret YouTube Clip, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 6, 2017

This Week: Merrily We Roll Along, a secret YouTube clip, a magazine from the past, celebrating the orchestrator, and there WILL be trumpets! Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with GREASE's Original Sandy, Carole Dumas
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 24, 2017

Rob and Kevin go together with Broadway's original Sandy, Carole Demas, on this week's fascinating episode. Carole looks back not only on her time with Grease, and what it was like to create one of Broadway's most iconic heroines, but also Carole discusses the resilience she created within herself when she was let go from both the revival of NO, NO, NANETTE and Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Sing Out Louise' and Part 2 of Peter Filichia's 100 on 'Behind the Curtain'
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 20, 2017

Listening devices, Mrs. Lovett vs. Joanne, the role of the prompter, the top ten most produced high school plays and musicals, the soothing voices of NPR, a book that foretold the podcast, and Rob and Kevin debate the greatest musical episodes! (more...)

Justin Moore's 'Kinda Don't Care' Hits Country Radio; Tour Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Rooted in his rural upbringing, Justin Moore's 'Kinda Don't Care' proves he is nothing but 100% genuine. His new single emulates the mentality loyal fans have come to expect from him, as his Southern drawl impacts Country radio today. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominated Leading Man Ron Husmann
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 17, 2017

One of Broadway's greatest leading men, Ron Husmann, joins Rob and Kevin in a telephone discussion about his incredible Broadway career that started with FIORELLO and was a whirlwind of big shows, big stars, and big hurdles. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with All Black GUYS AND DOLLS and Peter Filichia's 100 Greatest Musical Episodes
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 13, 2017

This Week: Kevin passes the football, Rob is confused by the meaning of NFL, celebrating the all-black revival of GUYS AND DOLLS, who wanted to be Broadway's second PHANTOM, and Peter Filichia ranks the greatest musical theatre moments in history. (more...)

Breaking Glass Inks First 2017 TIFF Deal with Award-Winning Body Electric
by Movies News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Breaking Glass Pictures has acquired North American rights to Brazilian writer-director Marcelo Caetano's (Neon Bull) sensually-charged directorial debut BODY ELECTRIC. Breaking Glass acquired the film in September from M-Appeal world sales. The film will arrive on DVD and VOD platforms beginning December 5. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with the King of Obscure Showtunes, Michael Lavine
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 10, 2017

If you are in the musical theatre business, chances are you have thanked heaven for the brilliance of Michael Lavine. While any one of us could easily go and pick up the scores to MY FAIR LADY, CAROUSEL, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, or HAMILTON, what do we do when we need a song cut from one of those shows? Or, the whole score of a musical that closed on opening night? What if we want to see the cut songs from OKLAHOMA? We go to Michae Lavine, who owns one of the world's largest private collections of musical theatre music. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses the Tony Snubs with Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - May 31, 2017

In 1996, when Julie Andrews was the only artist involved with VICTOR/VICTORIA to receive a Tony nomination, she withdrew her name from the ballot. In a statement, she said, 'I have searched my conscience and my heart and find that I cannot accept this nomination, and prefer instead to stand with the egregiously overlooked --' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood to Discuss this Season's Plays
by Behind the Curtain - May 30, 2017

Tony! Tony! Tony! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's dramatic works. From OSLO to INDECENT, THE LITTLE FOXES to SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Kevin Kline to Laurie Metcalf, and everything in between, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie Rozelle
by Behind the Curtain - May 24, 2017

This Week: One of Rob and Kevin's favorite people, Robbie Rozelle, swings by to discuss his illustrious career as a graphic designer for cast recordings AND to talk about his upcoming show at Feinstein's/54 Below, Songs From Inside My Locker, which is June 9th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig
by Behind the Curtain - May 22, 2017

Everything today is thoroughly Hal....Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LEGALLY BLONDE, and KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

Alessandra Corona Performing Works Announces Two Upcoming Premieres
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Alessandra Corona Performing Works (formerly A Corona Works) will present two premieres by Italian choreographers (more...)

Music Man and The Musary Team Up for Musical Instrument Donation Drive!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is teaming up with Northshore 104.9 and The Musary for a unique musical instrument donation drive throughout the run of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN, playing June 6 thru June 18 at North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Road, Beverly, MA. (more...)

SEAGULLS IN THE CHERRY TREE Continues Through 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

No Strings Theatre Company presents the zany new comedy, 'Seagulls in a Cherry Tree ' by William Missouri Downs, directed by NSTC's Artistic Director, Ceil Herman. Downs, author of the two previous NSTC hits, ('Cockeyed' and 'Mad Gravity') described his play as 'the first new Chekhov play in a hundred years!' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Woody Allen's Only Musical and Spotify
by Behind the Curtain - May 18, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Woody Allen's only movie musical & a great resource for obscure cast recordings! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Forgotten (and Potential) Tony Categories with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 7, 2017

This week Rob, Kevin, and Tony Award historian Bryan Hobgood discuss categories that used to be part of the Tony Awards ceremony but have since been removed....plus, categories that we want to see added for future shows! (more...)

Smattering X - 9 Plays Created in 24 Hours to Benefit Local Area Teachers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Cone Man Running Productions will be introducing their new venue - The Beacon Theatre - with its signature event - SPONTANEOUS SMATTERING X! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Tony Nominated Musicals with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 5, 2017

5,6,7,8.....TONY! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's musical works. From COME FROM AWAY to GROUNDHOG'S DAY. HELLO, DOLLY to SUNSET BOULEVARD. Josh Groban to Ben Platt, and everything in between that sings, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled. (more...)

WHAT LINDA SAID Gets World Premiere at Summerworks 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Through the lens of her real-life experiences with cancer, poet and playwright Priscila Uppal (6 Essential Questions, Factory Theatre) creates a magical and uplifting theatrical dialogue between two old friends in the new play What Linda Said. Based on Priscila's relationship with the late celebrated Canadian actress Linda Griffiths, What Linda Said takes a bitingly funny, poetic and personal look at coping with cancer. What Linda Said premieres at the Summerworks Festival, August 3 - 13, 2017 at the Factory Theatre Studio. www.whatlindasaid.ca (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark Sendroff
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 18, 2017

Order in the court because entertainment lawyer to the stars, Mark Sendroff, swings by the studios to discuss his life, career, and what he has learned from his legendary client list with Rob and Kevin. You'll hear no objection from us as Mark discusses his profession and what he loves most about his job. (more...)

National Theatre Announces June 2017-January 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

National Theatre has announced today the new season for June 2017 - January 2018. Take a look at the shows coming to the theatre! (more...)

Theatre 503 To Host UK Premiere of Popular American Comedy BOOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Written in 2008 and premiering at the Ars Nova Theater in New York, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's comedy BOOM quickly became the most produced play in the US between 2009 - 2010 and until now, has never before been professionally staged in the UK. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 14, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob goes to Central Park West and Kevin goes to WOOP WOOP. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: THE VILLAGE BIKE Is A Thought Provoking Look At How Society Views And Controls Women
by Jade Kops - Jun 11, 2017

THE VILLAGE BIKE challenges the notions of a woman's place in society and how she should behave. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken Billington
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 11, 2017

Curtain up! Light the lights....literally, because this week's guest is Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington, Ken swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his over one hundred Broadway credits including SWEENEY TODD, CHICAGO, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY. (more...)

Award-Winning Comedian Carlos Mencia Performs at The Orleans Showroom 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Comedy star Carlos Mencia will bring his side-splitting stand-up act to The Orleans Showroom on Aug. 18 and 19. (more...)

NSMT Helps Shatter Donation Records For The Musary!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) and Northshore 104.9 recently teamed up with and The Musary for a unique musical instrument donation drive throughout the run of Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, MA. The donation drive resulted in 167 musical instruments and accessories being donated with a total value of $18,530. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks to One of Broadway's Funniest Actors, ANASTASIA's John Bolton
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 31, 2017

One of Broadway's funniest guys, John Bolton, sits down with Rob and Kevin to discuss his incredibly wild and varied career. From DAMN YANKEES to CONTACT, SPAMALOT to A CHRISTMAS STORY, to this year's smash hit, Anastasia, John looks back on it all and offers us a glimpse into what it is like being a contemporary character actor. (more...)

FESTIVAL LATINO Returns to Genoa Park Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Honored by an EXPY Award from Experience Columbus in 2016, Festival Latino is now in its 21st year and the largest Latin event in Ohio. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Gershwin, Liza, JRB, and that Doggie in the Window
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 26, 2017

This Week: Singing Sunday, praising Broadway Briefing, the fight for Casting Directors, Kevin has a kiki with the Giants, Jason Robert Brown's odd writing spaces, putting a twist on a Gershwin classic, Fred Ebb teaches Liza how to sell a song, and the bitterness of 'How Much Is That Doggie In The Window?' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with FOREVER PLAID's Jason Graae
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 24, 2017

Put on your plaid jacket because original FOREVER PLAID cast member, Jason Graae, is sitting down with Rob and Kevin to talk about his career in theatre, cabaret, and the land of voice over. Jason's numerous credits include over 45 recordings, the original casts of DO BLACK PATENT LEATHER SHOES REALLY REFLECT UP?, STARDUST, AND A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, and, a personal favorite, the voice of the Lucky Charms leprechaun! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Shower Playlists, Dueling Carol Channings, and Beat Boxing
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 19, 2017

The return of Freddie Martinez, Kevin's strange obsession Rob's shower playlist, Kevin abuses the word 'kiki,' the correct way to listen to a cast recording is debated, Kevin is attacked by a Fantastick mosquito, Bert from Mary Poppins becomes a theatre cat, Rob celebrates being a Quilter, Carol Channing is The King of Siam, Rob breaks out a Yul Brenner & Rob & Kevin have dueling Channings, plus the beat boxing of John Bucchino and Friends. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Broadway's Jekyll and Hyde, Robert Cuccioli
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2017

This is the moment because Broadway's very own Dr. Jekyll AND Mr. Hyde, Robert Cuccioli, sits down with Rob & Kevin to look back on his career as both an actor and a director. Robert discusses such projects as AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND, ROTHSCHILD & SONS, LES MISERABLES, plus his unyielding love of Shakespeare. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on Broadway Bitmojis, Elvis Impersonators, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 12, 2017

Broadway bitmojis, Rob tries out a new impression, the great MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST debate of 2017, ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS, Jim Brochu in ZERO HOUR, which episodes of THE GOLDEN GIRLS make Rob & Kevin reach for the hanky, Bea Arthur shows shade at Jerry Herman, Rob sings a theme song, The Public Theatre controversy, has America created its own blacklist, Don Quixote sings about the wind, and a Robert Viagas book that reflects our ideas of collaboration. (more...)

Will Merrick to Lead Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's BOOM at Theatre 503
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Written in 2008 and premiering at the Ars Nova Theater in New York, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's comedy BOOM quickly became the most produced play in the US between 2009 - 2010 and until now, has never before been professionally staged in the UK. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Composer Larry Grossman
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 7, 2017

Yes, mama, there's a rainbow but stop looking at it long enough to listen to Tony nominated composer Larry Grossman discuss what it was like not only working on MINNIE'S BOYS, GOODTIME CHARLEY, GRIND, A DOLL'S LIFE, and SNOOPY, but to discuss what it was like working with Bing Crosby, David Bowie, Michael Jackson, and the Muppets!  (more...)

Photo Flash: BOOM Makes a Splash at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Written in 2008 and premiering at the Ars Nova Theater in New York, Peter Sinn Nachtrieb's comedy BOOM quickly became the most produced play in the US between 2009 - 2010 and until now, has never before been professionally staged in the UK. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE Sequel, James McMullen's Posters
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 31, 2017

Thanking the Sound Gods, onstage mistakes, the Holy Grail of Broadway impressions is found within Robbie Rozzelle, Gwen Verdon wants to go to the movies, the joys of a second whorehouse, Tommy Tune does double duty, praising the poster, Lincoln Center's greatest weapon, and much more! (more...)

REHEARSAL FOR TRUTH - a Theater Festival in Honor of Vaclav Havel
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Under the auspices of Gale A. Brewer, Manhattan Borough President, and Daniel Herman, Minister of Culture of the Czech Republic, Rehearsal for Truth is a unique festival presenting the best in Central European theater.  (more...)

Christina Masciotti, Grace McLean, and More Named Lincoln Center Theater's New Writers in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) has invited five playwrights to join its New Writers in Residence Program. The program, which was established in 2016, supports LCT's ongoing effort to open its doors to the next generation of writers. (more...)

Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham and Chris Mann to Headline 5th Annual BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents and the City of Los Angeles have announced the fifth annual Broadway Under the Stars event, a one-night-only concert starring (in alphabetical order) Carole J. Bufford, David Burnham, and Chris Mann, with additional performers still to be announced. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Remembers the Late Thomas Meehan, Discusses SMILE, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2017

This Week: Mourning Thomas Meehan, celebrating the great bookwriters of yesterday and today, Michael Jackson wants to be David Merrick, Larry Hart meets Larry Hart, Diane Sawyer snoops around Smile, Ariel wants to go to Disneyland, and the puzzlement of the 1986-1987 Broadway season.  (more...)

Dramatists Guild Exec Pens Open Letter Following Article on Shelton Theater 'JUDAS' Controversy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dramatists Guild's Executive Director of Business Affairs Ralph Sevush just sent an open letter to KQED Arts and John Wilkins after the publication of an article on the recent controversy surrounding San Francisco's Shelton Theater. (more...)

Scoop: NBC PRIMETIME on NBC August 21 - September 17
by TV Scoop - Aug 21, 2017

Get all the scoop on NBC PRIMETIME, airing on NBC on August 21 - September 17! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Tony-Nominated Director Susan H. Schulman
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 20, 2017

THE SECRET GARDEN. LITTLE WOMEN. VIOLET. The revivals of SWEENEY TODD and THE SOUND OF MUSIC. All that, and much more, were directed by Susan H. Schulman, one of the very first female directors of musical theatre. At a time when women were rejected from Yale's graduate directing program and told to become actresses not directors, Susan triumphed in New York, and abroad! (more...)

North Florida Startup E-file.com Recognized by Inc. Magazine as One of the Fastest-Growing Companies in America
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' on What Would be in a 'Not Since CARRIE' Sequel and More
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 16, 2017

Praising the bible of Musical Theatre geekdom, Where in the World is Ken Mandelbaum, the Beckettian podcast from last week, praising Yma Sumac (or, Amy Camus), what would go in a 'Not Since Carrie 2, and more! (more...)

Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Winning Designer Clint Ramos
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2017

One of Broadway's most acclaimed designers, Clint Ramos, joins Rob and Kevin, via phone, to discuss his illustrious career, which includes collaborating on such recent productions as SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, IN TRANSIT, ECLIPSED, VIOLET, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, KID VICTORY, and countless others. (more...)

'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Barbara Cook
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 10, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Celebrating Barbara Cook. (more...)

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