On the Town Broadway

Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein


Imperial Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Theatre Under The Stars announced the Houston return of Come From Away as the final musical in its 2020-2021 Season of Broadway hits. The North American Tour of the Tony Award-winning musical just completed a sold-out run at the Hobby Center. The TUTS engagement will run May 18 through 30, 2021.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020
Mrs. Doubtfire is officially in previews on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
During the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, the Shaw Festival announced positive financial results for the 2019 season. Kevin Patterson, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, shared with an audience of patrons, donors and company members that both sales and fundraising revenues achieved all-time highs, resulting in a $519,000 season surplus.
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020
We asked our readers to share their theatre memories for #WorldTheatreDay and they did not disappoint! Thanks for celebrating with us!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020
To pass the time in quarantine, Jagged Little Pill star, Elizabeth Stanley, took a seat at her keyboard for a short medley of Alanis hits!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 24, 2020
Today's top stories: Alan Menken revealed Hercules will return to the stage! Plus, read all about today's upcoming online events!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2020
Broadway talents including Lena Hall (Hedwig), Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen) and Barrett Wilbert Weed (Mean Girls) will be featured in a daily marathon launched by the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series on Instagram's IGTV.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2020
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the nominations for the 2020 Tommy Tune Awards as well as changes to the awards show today.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
Head out on the town for a 'rip-roaring night of fun' April 4 as The EDGE Improv offers imagination on demand, divined spontaneously from audience suggestions. The troupe's riotous antics have inspired rave reviews from shrewd onlookers since the dawn of time. Audience member Allen B. said, 'What a rip-roaring night of fun. I can't remember when I last laughed so hard! Okay...well maybe at last month's EDGE!'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
DIANA is officially in previews on Broadway! Tony Award®-winning director Christopher Ashley (Come From Away) and the writers behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis (Joe DiPietro and David Bryan) bring us face-to-face with one of the 20th century's most compelling figures in this landmark musical event, featuring an epic and sweeping contemporary score with music supervision and arrangements by Olivier Award® winner Ian Eisendrath, choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine, and Diana's iconic style reimagined by six-time Tony Award-winning costume designer William Ivey Long.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2020
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW will present 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 Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Mar 16, 2020
Broadway may be dark for the time being but this week Little Known Facts is bringing you light and joy in the form of Elizabeth Stanley- star of the rock musical sensation, Jagged Little Pill. Elizabeth began her JLP journey with a self-tape in her bedroom. With her camera on a step ladder and the Christmas letter she reads in the play set up on her computer she was able to self tape in her bedroom and send it in to the musicals creative team. That began a journey with this musical that began over 3 years ago. Elizabeth shares stories from first readings to the  rehearsal room to Broadway. 
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 14, 2020
We can all do our part to support entertainment venues during the Covid-19 outbreak. These times will pass and theatergoers will be excited to enjoy great entertainment opportunities once again. Here are a few ideas that we hope our readers will appreciate.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
The Crazy Coqs Presents continues its season of new shows, each with a different musical theme, presented by lyricist Mark Robert Petty with Musical Direction by Henry Brennan.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
BACK TO THE FUTURE The Musical opened at Manchester Opera House on Wednesday 11 March. The creators of both the film and stage musical were in attendance along with some VIP guests, with an after show party held at the Science and Technology Museum.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2020
Flying Over Sunset is officially in previews on Broadway! The musical, with book and direction by James Lapine, music by Tom Kitt, and lyrics by Michael Korie, and choreography by Michelle Dorrance will open Thursday, April 16.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
The Drama League presents DirectorFest,  the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing.  The festival series that began January 10, 2020 continues with an evening of short plays with The Lover  by Harold Pinter, directed by NJ Agwuna,  and Appearances by Tina Howe, directed by Lindsey Hope Pearlman.  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, and Lauren Patten of Broadway's Jagged Little Pill took a moment today for a backstage acoustic jam!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
The Howard County Arts Council has announced Howard County's signature arts event! The Celebration of the Arts in Howard County, presented by Howard Bank, will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2020 at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD. Mary Ann and Chuck Scully will act as Honorary Chairs for the evening. Joseph Ritsch, Producing Artistic Director for Rep Stage, will serve as Event Emcee.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020
By Popular Demand, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the return of Julie Halston to the stage.  This special one-night-only event, entitled “Judge Julie Presiding” took place on February 3 at Birdland, located in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District.  The sold-out house was left helpless with laughter, thanks to Ms. Halston's rants, raves and readings!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Jesse Berger - Red Bull Theater Founder and Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson - Red Bull Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced that the Twelfth Annual Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Monday March 30th will celebrate the company's 17th Season and honor Kate Burton, André De Shields, and Theatre Development Fund with the 2020 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater. Proceeds from the evening will support all of Red Bull Theater's programs including its upcoming Off-Broadway production of The Alchemist.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
Get a sneak peek of Roger Bart as Doc Brown in Back to the Future the Musical as he performs, 'It Works!' a triumphant ode to scientific success.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we makea?"and the people we becomea?"once we've had a change in latitude. The Fox Cities P.A.C. is pleased to announce that Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will come to the Fox Cities from March 24 to March 29. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Take a journey to Jazz-age Chicago for a little razzle dazzle with a sizzling all- new production of the revered American musical Chicago! Check out video of the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
Feinstein's/54 Below will shine bright this Wednesday, February 5th at 9:30pm, with a star-studded cast set to perform new works by female composers and lyricists in support of Maestra Music.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
We've got your first look at the all new musical adaptation of BACK TO THE FUTURE!
by Rob Lester - Feb 26, 2020
Many Great American Songbook standards and jazz classics fill the air as Jane Monheit settles into her two-shows-a-night run til the very end of February, with four strong musicians.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
It's official! The much-anticipated Johannesburg International Comedy Festival (JICF) returns with another mouth-watering feast of comedy over four hilariously jam-packed days, promising to be one of the biggest celebrations of funny on the continent for 2020!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Westport Country Playhouse's Family Festivities Series will present the new musical adventure, a?oeThe Pout-Pout Fish,a?? based on The New York Times bestselling series by Deborah Diesen, with illustrations by Dan Hanna, on Sunday, March 15, at 1 and 4 p.m. Produced by TheaterWorksUSA, performances are approximately one-hour in length, and appropriate for ages 3 and up. Tickets are $20 each.
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2020
Jesse Tyler Ferguson is looking forward to becoming a dad for the first time, but he admits to “superstar mom” Kelly Clarkson that he has no idea what he's doing! Jesse also dishes that while he's excited about this next chapter, he's very sad to see “Modern Family” end this season. He reveals that he's already cried multiple times on set thinking about the end -- when he lets himself think about it at all, that is.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Paramount Theatre will pull the curtain on another live theater venue a?" the remodeled Copley Theatre a?" where it will launch its new Bold Series, a four-show subscription ready to bring a new type of theater to downtown Aurora.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Tickets are now available for Phil the Hall, the New York Philharmonic's second annual $5 concert conducted by Music Director Jaap van Zweden, Friday, April 3, 2020, at 8:00 p.m. The concert will feature Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man; Bernstein's Times Square: 1944, from Three Dance Episodes from On the Town; a movement from Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5; Nina C. Young's Tread softly, one of 19 new works by women the Philharmonic commissioned as part of Project 19, celebrating the centennial of the 19th Amendment; 13-year-old New York Philharmonic Very Young Composer Paloma Alonso; and several works selected by the audience.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Bernadette Peters is  has a guest starring role this season on The CW's series Katy. Peters' first episode is tonight, Thursday, February 20th at 8pm Eastern (7pm central). 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Last night was the press night for La Cage aux Folles [The Play] at Park Theatre.
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 2, 2020
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to get your date night plans in order. BroadwayWorld is ready to help with our top recommendations for a theatre night out on the town. It doesn't matter if you're looking to impress your sweetie, meet up with friends, or escape the daily grind on your own, these productions will certainly sweeten the day.
by TV News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Entertainment One (eOne) and Aberdeen, Scotland-based rock quartet Cold Years are excited to announce the Friday, May 8 release of the band's highly anticipated debut album titled Paradise. As the true sound of worldwide youth disaffection post-Trump and post-Brexit, the songs of Paradise – a sarcastic snarl aimed at the band's remote hometown – burst from the speakers with a 'clear eyes, full hearts, can't lose' spirit. Springboarding off timelessly vintage-tinged sounds and fueled by lung-busting choruses buffed-up through a modern-day, blue-collar punk rock sheen, Paradise captures the anger and frustration vocalist Ross Gordon feels for a generation in decline. Watch the music video for the album's new single, “Night Like This,” on YouTube and stream it on all platforms.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Plan your escape to the new musical about the choices we make - and the people we become - once we've had a change in latitude. Majestic Theatre (224 E. Houston St.) has announced that Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE will come to San Antonio, TX for two performances on Tuesday, July 14 at 7:30 PM and Wednesday, July 15 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale Friday, February 21 at 10:00 AM.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Last night, fifteen Broadway stars were featured in Broadway Sings Queen, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series at Sony hall. The tribute concerts take the music of well-known music icons and create new, unique arrangements and orchestrations by twisting the style to fit the strength of the performer. The Sony Hall series will continue on June 29 with Broadway Sings Taylor Swift and with their spinoff series at (le) poisson rouge, Adele: Unplugged, on April 13.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2020
Today's top stories: MCP presents its one-night Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat concert tonight at Lincoln Center, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
Park Theatre and Adam Blanshay Productions are presenting the English Language World Premiere of La Cage aux Folles [The Play] by Jean Poiret.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 16, 2020
You don't really have 'triple threats' without all three aspects, though often the dance part is not highlighted in the way acting and singing are. This edition of the Ordway's ORDWAY CABARET high kicks that to the curb with GOTTA DANCE! Choreographer and Producer Kelli Foster Warder shares her thoughts.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 15, 2020
Today's matinee of Jagged Little Pill was evacuated mid-show after an audience member allegedly used pepper spray.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) has announced a season that includes its first-ever World Premiere commission, and a New England Premiere that will kick off the season on June 18.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
Chester Theatre Company (CTC) has announced its upcoming season which includes its first-ever World Premiere commission, and a New England Premiere that will kick off the season which begins on June 18.
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 12, 2020
With very few exceptions stage musicals based off of comic books and horror movies are never truly successful. You're a Good Man Charlie Brown and Little Shop of Horrors are two very rare examples where those genres succeeded commercially.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
A new block of tickets is now on sale for JAGGED LITTLE PILL, the new hit Broadway musical playing at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W 44th St., NYC). Tickets are now on sale through December 20, 2020 at Telecharge.com.
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2020
Roundabout Underground debuts its first new musical in a decade. When charismatic songwriter Harry falls for clever chorus girl Louise, all of Manhattan glitters with the blush of new love. But what happens when the sparkling fantasy begins to dissolve? Bubbling over with charm, wit, and whimsy, Darling Grenadine navigates the tension between romance and reality, light and dark, bitter and sweet. Featuring a vibrantly eclectic score and stirring book and lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
The York Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort (13 Things About Ed Carpolotti) and music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures), directed and choreographed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and Ain't Broadway Grand). Performances begin Friday, April 17, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 1, 2020
It's February 1st! Get your plans made now and reserve those seats! Here are five vastly different shows for you to use to get in the mood for an entire weekend of love.