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Belmont Theatre

(New York, NY)
125 W. 48th St.
by Review Roundups - Sep 5, 2019
The hotly anticipated UK premiere of Falsettos, the Tony Award winning musical by William Finn and James Lapine opened tonight (5 September) at The Other Palace in London. Let's see what the critics had to say!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Jesse Jones directs James Newton and James Day in Jemma Kennedy's visceral adaptation of Sally Gardner's dazzlingly original and award-winning novel, Maggot Moon, an unforgettable story of courage, friendship and rebellion.
by Barnett Serchuk - Sep 25, 2019
I think I've seen Jewels at least 200 times in my life. Notwithstanding all the performances-excellent, good, mediocre, or just beyond mention, the ballet always yields rewards in its seemingly abundant outpouring of music and dance. We all know Stravinsky and Tchaikovsky from so many Balanchine ballets. Who would have thought of Gabriel Fauré?
by Natasha Ashley - Sep 10, 2018
Cortland Repertory Theatre ended its Summer season with The Rat Pack Lounge at their lovely downtown location. The jukebox musical - showcasing those familiar hit tunes sung by the legendary Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin - is written by James Hindman and Ray Roderick with musical arrangements by John Glaudini. Director Mark Reynolds and his cast took the audience back in time.
by Kelsey Lawler - Oct 13, 2017
It's said that lovers of good music had to stuff their handkerchiefs in their mouths to keep from bursting out laughing at the operatic recitals of eccentric Manhattan socialite, Florence Foster Jenkins. Madame Flo once declared, 'People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing.' She wasn't wrong people did say she couldn't sing, but sing she did.
by Steve Wilson - Nov 4, 2019
Cruise over to the White Theatre for their wonderful production of ANYTHING GOES now playing through November 17. ANYTHING GOES opened on Saturday, November 2 to kick off the 15th season of the theater located at the Jewish Community Center. Tim Bair directs this whimsical musical with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. The original book was by P. G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton and was heavily revised by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. The new book is by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.
by Don Grigware - Nov 18, 2017
lyrics by Alan & Marilyn Bergman/music by: Bill Cantos & Mari Falcone, Dave Grusin, Marvin Hamlisch, Michel Legrand and Johnny Mandel/Geffen Playhouse/Gil Cates Theater/through December 17 When I first heard about the premise of Chasing Mem'ries, I thought, 'Oh no, a musical about death and grieving...and with a ghost on tap...spare us!' Well, sometimes first thoughts are terribly wrong. As it turns out Josh Ravetch's world premiere is a complete joy to watch. Ravetch skillfully directs, allowing the brilliant Tyne Daly plenty of space to pursue her journey as Victoria. Also starring Robert Forster as Franklin and Scott Kradolfer as their son Mason, this piece not only tugs at your heartstrings but will make you cherish every moment of living, through December 17 at the Gil Cates Theater of the Geffen Playhouse. Subtitled A Different Kind of Musical, ...Mem'ries is more a play with music in which the songs, some old, some new, generate the memories that Victoria experiences in the attic of her Connecticut home on the day of Franklin's memorial. With lyrics by the sensational Alan and Marilyn Bergman, it's hard to go wr
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2019
Bay Area Musicals presents the timeless 6-Time Tony Award-winning masterpiece GYPSY. Inspired by the 1957 memoirs of legendary burlesque artist Gypsy Rose Lee, GYPSY features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by Arthur Laurents. Bay Area Musicals' production of GYPSY runs from November 9 a?" December 8, 2019 at San Francisco's Alcazar Theatre (650 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017
Max & Louie Productions presents Souvenir, a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley. Souvenir is a memory play framed by the recollections of pianist Cosme McMoon about his longtime relationship with tone deaf 1940s society warbler Florence Foster Jenkins. In the pantheon of unforgettable divas, there has never been a soprano to rival the legendary, indomitable, Madame Florence. Fashionable New York audiences flocked to their 'By invitation only' concerts.
by Dylan Shaffer - May 23, 2019
Dear Evan Hansen, Today is going to be an awesome day, and here's why: the first national tour of Dear Evan Hansenis sharing its story with Pittsburgh audiences for the rest of this week at Heinz Hall.
by TV News Desk - May 21, 2018
The Travel Channel has released it's June highlights! Ocean Explorers Philippe and Ashlan Cousteau Dive into Deep-Sea Adventures in Ecuador and Key West, Florida, in the Back-to-Back Season Premieres of 'Caribbean Pirate Treasure'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2020
SOUVENIR comes to ABET this March!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019
Annie Jump, a small-town teen and science genius, comes face to face with her worst nightmare: a popular girl. When she learns that this girl with great hair might be an intergalactic super computer tasked with bringing humanity to the stars, she must decide what is worth sacrificing to fulfill her destiny. Reina Hardy's play for all audiences is about finding your place in the universe and intelligent life in your neighborhood.  
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Mar 3, 2019
Like Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper radiating adoration and raw sexual chemistry, singing "Shallow" at the Oscars, as Sheriff Ed Earl Dodd's hand roved up Miss Mona Stangley's lace stockings while they nuzzled on the couch, Angel Tuider Frale and Michael c De Baca scorched the stage at Carrollwood Players. The yearning for something more, an unrequited love was palatable. That's called great acting.
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 25, 2019
For a one night only, the legendary Broadway, Television, and Silver Screen star Bernadette Peters sang with the Syracuse, New York orchestra known as Symphoria. Ms. Peters lit up the stage at Crouse Hinds Theater. Accomplished music director Marvin Laird, a friend of Ms. Peters, guest conducted Syracuse's Symphoria orchestra while Ms. Peters sang some of her greatest hits from the stage as well as many other familiar tunes. The talent, the energy, and the star power - it was all perfection.
by Krista Garver - Jun 5, 2019
INTO THE WOODS features a combination of a stripped-down musical score, movement-focused direction, and the strongest cast that Broadway Rose has ever assembled.
by Gil Kaan - Jun 4, 2017
With the names of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul  (Oscar winners for La La Land and Tony Award frontrunners for this year's DEAR EVAN HANSEN) attached to DOGFIGHT, one might have high expectations while awaiting the opening notes to sound at The Hudson Mainstage. DOGFIGHT consistently scores with topnotch singing, dancing and musical accompaniment throughout. Nicci Claspell steals the entire show as Rose.
by Tanya Seale - Jun 28, 2018
Now that the weather has finally cleared up in St. Louis, you'll want to go celebrate The Muny in its 100th year at Singin' in the Rain. Celebrated as one of the most iconic musicals of all time-and perhaps as relatable today in some ways as ever, while we move through the digital revolution-Singin' in the Rain, a comedy set in the Golden Age of Hollywood, tells an amusing story about what can happen when technology changes everything.
by Marakay Rogers - Jun 23, 2017
Can a disco diva save a convent choir from the pits? Put on your dancing shoes and boogie like you've never boogied in church at The Belmont's SISTER ACT.
by Peter Nason - Jun 19, 2018
It's an energetic good time featuring some of our area's finest young talent.
by Jeremy Bustin - Jun 18, 2018
Richmond Triangle Players closes its 25th anniversary season with an already-extended, completely-sold-out production of the very ambitious A CHORUS LINE.
by Shari Barrett - Jun 16, 2017
ELEVATOR is currently enjoying a sold-out run at the Coast Playhouse in West Hollywood, and due to ticket demand, has been extended again through July 30, 2017. I originally reviewed the show in April 2017 and was fascinated by the level of audience emotional attachment to the characters, so I arranged an interview with writer/director Michael Leoni and one of the featured actors in show, Erica Katzin, who plays The Temp, hoping some of their comments will encourage you to order your tickets NOW before the Los Angeles run ends.
by Wayman Wong - Jul 31, 2017
When David Moscow made his 'Big'-screen debut in 1988, it was huge. Penny Marshall had plucked this precocious, 11-year-old kid from the Bronx to play the younger version of Tom Hanks' character, Josh Baskin. This comic fantasy-fable about a boy who literally became 'Big' overnight, was a giant box-office hit. Moscow was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actor in a Comedy. And in that same season, another kid won for Best Young Actor in a Drama: Christian Bale for 'Empire of the Sun.'
by Tara Bennett - Jan 6, 2017
Many throughout the world have seen the iconic story of The Lion King, the 1994 Disney musical animation that has captured the hearts of young and old alike, but to see it on stage is a whole other experience entirely.
by Zac Thriffiley - Jan 25, 2020
This mix of Dallas's finest with New York legends makes for a stunning evening that should remind the city of just how lucky it is to have a world-class orchestra in the center of the arts district.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018
The critics are weighing on on Shakespeare Theatre Company's production of HAMLET, directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn and featuring acclaimed actor Michael Urie as the tortured Danish prince.
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 20, 2020
Desert Rose Playhouse has another winner in its laugh-filled world premiere campy musical, THOSE MUSCLEBOUND COWBOYS FROM SNAKE PIT GULCH, with book by Andy Halliday, music by Frank Schiro, and lyrics by CJ Critt. This production is well-done in every way.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2019
The ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival offers a season of live, professional musical theatre productions that run from August to October each year. Our Festival is modeled after the 'summer stock' tradition of staging shows: we use a resident company of actors and artists to create a series of musicals, with an all-new production presented every few weeks across our three-month season.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
Magnet Theater presents The Eleventh Annual New York Musical Improv Festival from March 12 - 15, 2020 at 254 W. 29th Street, ground floor (between 7th and 8th Avenues), NYC. Most tickets are $5-$15 and feature performances by two to four different musical improv acts per show. Festival Workshops are also being offered to people of all levels of experience! Tickets and Workshops will available for purchase at
by Sophia Lambton - Jan 14, 2019
The Royal Opera's new production sidelines the opera in favour of meaningless chaos.
by Christine Swerczek - Feb 28, 2020
Once in awhile a musical comes along that strikes the right chord. Irish musician Glen Hansard and Czech pianist Marketa Irglova collaborated on a stage version of the 2007 film by John Carney. This deceptively simple story won a Tony Award for Best Book by Enda Walsh along with 7 more wins out of 11 Tony nominations in 2012, including Best Musical, Best Orchestration, and Best Direction. Its most familiar song, 'Falling Slowly,' won an Academy Award and the cast album captured a Grammy.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 25, 2020
THE ANDREWS BROTHERS sung-through musical is sure to please those who remember the 1940s first-hand, or those of us who appreciate the song stylings of those bygone days. According to Bean, a?oeHere we create the atmosphere of a rag-tag USO team a?' a very real organization with an important and impressive history a?' sing songs familiar to many in the audience, and try to live up to the memory of a legendary singing group.a?? And thanks to the talented, triple-threat performers, Kelley Dorney, Michael D'Elia, Max DeLorch and Grant Hodges, no matter what goes wrong, the show must go on!
by Natasha Ashley - Feb 23, 2019
Local talent Stephfond Brunson has brought none other than the global smash hit musical Mamma Mia! to life at the daring “theater in the mall,” otherwise known as The Central New York Playhouse. Thanks to Brunson's direction and high energy choreography, the catchy and pure fun musical built around the music of ABBA is, without a doubt, entertaining.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 20, 2018
We all have bad days; it's inevitable. Something happens to us every once in a while that turns our day from good to bad. However, nothing can top the day that twelve-year-old Alexander has in Adventure Theatre's latest offering, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.
by Review Roundups - Feb 18, 2019
Last night, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5 the Musical officially opened at London's Savoy Theatre.
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Feb 17, 2019
The play seems to be a retrospective of Shakespeare's career, with a strong note of self-parody. And with a playwright as fecund as Shakespeare, a 'greatest hits album' would have to be full to bursting. And so that's what Cymbeline is: a 'greatest hits' that refuses to take itself seriously, and invites us to participate in Shakespeare's gentle laugh at himself.
by Jade Kops - Dec 9, 2017
Trevor Ashley takes on another iconic personality in his latest collaboration with writer Phil Scott to present THE BODYBAG: THE PANTO.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017
Ten years ago, the Knight Arts Challenge was established to enable Miamians to bring their artistic ideas to life. This year, 43 winners from across South Florida will share $2.5 million for projects that show they have taken that creative mission to heart. Winners come from an array of backgrounds and disciplines, with projects that will help make art general in Miami so that it is seen, felt and heard throughout the city's many neighborhoods.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
Max & Louie Productions presents Souvenir, a fantasia on the life of Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Temperley. Souvenir is a memory play framed by the recollections of pianist Cosme McMoon about his longtime relationship with tone deaf 1940s society warbler Florence Foster Jenkins. In the pantheon of unforgettable divas, there has never been a soprano to rival the legendary, indomitable, Madame Florence. Fashionable New York audiences flocked to their 'By invitation only' concerts.
by Misha Davenport - Dec 10, 2019
CPA Theatricals presents a winning new holiday musical, THE LAND OF FORGOTTEN TOYS.
by Christine Swerczek - Aug 9, 2018
Miranda Sings…no offense…off key, but that's part of her charm.
by Jeremy Bustin - Aug 7, 2018
Riverside Center for the Performing Arts closes its season with the classic Broadway musical A CHORUS LINE. From the iconic opening number to the show-stopping finale, 22 triple-threat performers work tirelessly and prove this production is something really special. There have been recent tours and productions in Virginia, but this is the 'One' audiences really must see.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017
Max & Louie Productions announces its eighth season with the hit comedy Souvenir, an affectionate portrait of tone-deaf opera diva Florence Foster Jenkins, and the St. Louis premiere of End of the Rainbow the electrifying Broadway smash about the later years of the legendary Judy Garland. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
Jesse Jones directs James Newton and James Day in Jemma Kennedy's visceral adaptation of Sally Gardner's dazzlingly original and award-winning novel, Maggot Moon, an unforgettable story of courage, friendship and rebellion.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 10, 2017
Each summer, the Torrance Theatre Company opens its season with a musical production at the James Armstrong Theatre. This year, it's SISTER ACT, the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film starring Whoopi Goldberg as disco diva Deloris Van Cartier, who witnesses a murder and is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won't be a found: a convent! Featuring original music by Tony (and eight-time Oscar) winner Alan Menken (Newsies, Beauty and the Beast, Little Shop of Horrors), this uplifting musical was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The Torrance Theatre Company production is directed by Jim Hormel with musical direction by Bradley Hampton, and choreography by Christopher Albrecht, and features an outstanding live orchestra who knows how to rock the house! The production features a cast of 30 actors from all over Southern California, starring Ashley Elizabeth Crowe as Deloris who transforms herself into Sister Mary Clarence. Crowe will grab your attention every moment she is on stage with her booming voice and over-the-top energy.
by Larry O'Brien - Apr 9, 2017
Some good things, some not quite so good things going on in Woonsocket.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
This feel-good musical comedy sensation will feature direction by Antonin Prochazka. 
by Rachael Goldberg - Apr 4, 2019
'Native Son' is a heavy drama with an important story to tell. But what makes this production really shine is Psalmayene 24's guiding emphasis on "radicalizing empathy." In Mosaic Theater Company's production, the audience isn't asked to excuse Bigger, but to try to understand him. That understanding, that empathy, it's suggested, can go a long way in ensuring that the circumstances surrounding Bigger's story can maybe be kept in the past.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019
Sister Act, starting Lucei Bila, is playing at Hudebni divadlo Karlin through the year.