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1634 Broadway (At W. 50th St.)

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Spanning 150 years, Pacific Overtures tells the story of Commodore Matthew Perry's arrival in the "Floating Kingdom" of Nippon in 1853. The show chronicles the influence America had upon Japan, detailing and dramatizing the westernization of Japanese culture.


Lewis Black, Arianna Huffington and More Headline Talkback Series for DISCORD at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017

Primary Stages has announced the lineup of guests for talkbacks that will happen after select shows of their first production of the 2017/18 season, the New York Premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS JEFFERSON, CHARLES DICKENS AND COUNT LEO TOLSTOY: DISCORD written by Scott Carter and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

Ari Edelson, John Cariani, Andrea Frierson and More Join DLDF's 'BANNED TOGETHER'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes director, Ari Edelson (Building the Wall, 24 Hour Plays) and writer/performers John Cariani (Something Rotten, Author of Almost, Maine), Andrea Frierson (Me & Ella (author & star); Once on this Island- original Broadway cast) and Christine Toy Johnson (The Americans, The Music Man - Broadway revival). (more...)

Raul Esparza, Zainab Jah, Daniel Jenkins, & Lisa Kron Join BANNED TOGETHER At Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Dramatists Legal Defense Fund's Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes Ra l Esparza (Law & Order: SVU), Zainab Jah (Broadway's Eclipsed), Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Billy Elliot) and Lisa Kron (book/lyrics for Broadway's Fun Home). (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

Rachel Tucker, Brittain Ashford, WEST SIDE STORY 60th Anniversary Celebration and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

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, including Rachel Tucker, a West Side Story 60th Anniversary Celebration, Julia Mattison Is Ruby Manger, Gloria Reuben, Brittain Ashford and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

NAAP & Prospect Theater to Present Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Fete Emerging Musical Theatre Writers with 'NEO 2017' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes the return of the celebrated concert series NEO, featuring new works by emerging musical theatre writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick. (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 15- Light the Lights! Sondheim Celebrates His Newly Re-Named Theater
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2017

On Wednesday, September 15th, 2010, the Broadway community gathered alongside Stephen Sondheim as the lights of the newly dedicated Stephen SondheimTheatre marquee are lit for the first time. (more...)

BWW Review: A Beautifully-Acted Tragedy Of Ideas: SALLY McCOY at Cohesion Theatre
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 15, 2017

Sally, as realized by Katherine Vary, is amazing to watch, as she constantly calculates what tactic, rhetorical, pugilistic, or personal, to employ next. When her bag of tricks appears empty to us, and apparently empty to her for a moment, she keeps coming up with one more and you can see her own delight and relief at her creativity as she yet again digs up something else. (more...)

Hal Prince Chats, Signs New Memoir SENSE OF OCCASION Today at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

The Drama Book Shop welcomes legendary producer and director Harold Prince to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, Sense of Occasion, today, September 12th, at 4:00pm. (more...)

Ari Edelson, John Cariani, Andrea Frierson and More Join DLDF's 'BANNED TOGETHER'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret welcomes director, Ari Edelson (Building the Wall, 24 Hour Plays) and writer/performers John Cariani (Something Rotten, Author of Almost, Maine), Andrea Frierson (Me & Ella (author & star); Once on this Island- original Broadway cast) and Christine Toy Johnson (The Americans, The Music Man - Broadway revival). (more...)

BWW Interview: Francis Jue chases WILD GOOSE DREAMS at La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Sep 11, 2017

A quick chat with television, Broadway, Off-Broadway, Obie and Lucille Lortel award winning actor Francis Jue about his new role in WILD GOOSE DREAMS at La Jolla Playhouse, playing through October 1st. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Nominated Choreographer Patricia Birch
by Behind the Curtain - Oct 9, 2017

The musical theatre of the 1970s offered audiences the most diverse style of musical entertainment. There were traditional golden age shows, concept shows, revivals, nostalgia crazes, social commentary shows, and Pat Birch was involved in every genre. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE National Tour Begins Tonight in Schenectady
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

The first North American tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE begins tonight, October 7, 2017 in Schenectady, New York at Proctors. The tour will have its official opening October 17, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland at The Hippodrome Theatre. (more...)

Moonlight Youth Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

The Moonlight Cultural Foundation and the Moonlight Youth Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Legally Blonde the Musical. This fabulously fun musical includes music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach. Legally Blonde features direction and choreography by Evan D'Angeles, music direction by JD Dumas, and associate choreography by Chelsea Nicole Lapp. Performances run October 13 through October 21 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista. (more...)

Jonah Platt Will Star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE in Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse have announced casting for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE. Jonah Platt (Broadway's Wicked) will star as The Beast; Gedde Watanabe (Broadway's Pacific Overtures, John Hughes' Sixteen Candles) as Maurice; Jared Gertner (Broadway's The Book Of Mormon) as Pierre; and John Tartaglia (Broadway's Shrek The Musical), and as Bistro. (more...)

ALADDIN's Telly Leung to Make Norwalk Debut This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

Broadway and television star Telly Leung (Allegiance, Godspell, Rent, Fox TV's 'Glee') will be performing a special, one-night-only concert at The Wall Street Theater (71 Wall Street; Norwalk, CT 06850) on Monday, December 11 at 7:30 PM, his night off from his star turn in the title role of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway. (more...)

Nominate Your Favorite Educator for Kennedy Center's 2018 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is seeking nominations for the 2018 Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards, a series of annual grants that recognize inspiring teachers in any field of education across the United States. (more...)

Cast Complete for West End Transfer of John McCrea-Led EVERYBODY'S TALKING ABOUT JAMIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, which will play a limited season at the Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible. (more...)

Judy Kaye, Norm Lewis, Betsy Wolfe, Christopher Sieber and More Set for York Theatre's 26th Annual Oscar Hammerstein Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced a line-up of Broadway performers who will honor legendary musical theatre writing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do, I Do!, 110 in the Shade, Celebration) with the 2017 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 26th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala set for Monday evening, December 4, 2017 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Chromolume Theatre Announces Final 2017 Production PACIFIC OVERTURES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Chromolume Theatre at the Attic has announced the final production of its 2017 Season of Musicals, Stephen Sondheim's Pacific Overtures. Opening on Friday, December 1 at 8pm, the show will play a strictly limited engagement of 12 performances through December 17. (more...)

RED VELVET Begins Rehearsals At Chicago Shakespeare Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) begins rehearsals next week for the stirring drama Red Velvet, staged by Broadway and Chicago director Gary Griffin and starring celebrated Shakespearean actor Dion Johnstone. (more...)

BWW Review: NextStop Hits the Mark with ASSASSINS
by Benjamin Tomchik - Oct 25, 2017

Part history lesson, party fantasy, all-around study of when the American dream goes disastrously wrong, NextStop Theatre's aim is ambitious with Assassins and they not only hit the target, they nail the bullseye. (more...)

New Cast Members Announced For Broadway Close Up At Merkin Concert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Kaufman Music Center's annual Broadway Close Up series at Merkin Concert Hall gives theater fans a new perspective on the shows and songs they love. (more...)

Photo Flash: Alan Muraoka Helms Jason Ma'sĀ GOLD MOUNTAIN; Concert AtĀ TimesCenter On October 21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series tonight at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by 2017 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award winner Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

NAAP & Prospect Theater to Present Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series today, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

Moonlight Youth Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

The Moonlight Cultural Foundation and the Moonlight Youth Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Legally Blonde the Musical. This fabulously fun musical includes music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach. Legally Blonde features direction and choreography by Evan D'Angeles, music direction by JD Dumas, and associate choreography by Chelsea Nicole Lapp. Performances run October 13 through October 21 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista. (more...)

Ann Harada and More Featured in THE ENSEMBLIST Podcast's Fourth Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the launch of The Ensemblist's fourth season, 'Broadway at Every Stage.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages Celebrates Opening Night of DISCORD
by Jennifer Broski - Oct 2, 2017

Primary Stages presents The New York Premiere of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens AND COUNT Leo Tolstoy: DISCORD written by Scott Carter and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

Daniel Dae Kim, Leonardo Nam & more to Be Honored at Unforgettable Gala
by TV News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

The 16th Annual Unforgettable Gala announced today the recipients of this year's awards to be given out at the annual event. A celebration of Asian American trailblazers in the entertainment industry, the gala dinner and award show will be held at The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on December 9, 2017. (more...)

MISS SAIGON, ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK, WICKED Actors Unite For Starry Puerto Rico Benefit Oct. 19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

As America's 'Dear Leader' continues to ignore the cries of the helpless as he spends countless hours stroking his penis on the golf course, Broadway Diversity Project and We So Hapa have brought together a stunning roster of talented Broadway performers who are generously donating their time and talent to support the more than 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (more...)

F. Scott Fitzgerald's THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Gets Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Diamond as Big as The Ritz is set for a staged reading for the theatre industry at 7pm, Thursday, November 9, and 1pm Friday, November 10, at the Dramatists Guild Fund's The Music Hall. (more...)

TheatreWorks Celebrates the Holidays with AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley celebrates the holiday season with a riotous escapade, Around the World in 80 Days. Taking place in an 1870s alive with danger, romance, and comic surprises, fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful valet circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. (more...)

MISS SAIGON, ALADDIN, SCHOOL OF ROCK, WICKED Actors Unite For Starry Puerto Rico Benefit Oct. 19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

As America's 'Dear Leader' continues to ignore the cries of the helpless as he spends countless hours stroking his penis on the golf course, Broadway Diversity Project and We So Hapa have brought together a stunning roster of talented Broadway performers who are generously donating their time and talent to support the more than 3 million American citizens in Puerto Rico still suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. (more...)

Genius x2: Lin-Manuel Miranda Chats with Stephen Sondheim About Inspiration, Collaboration & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

In a recent interview with T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Lin-Manuel Miranda meets with Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim to chat about their work. (more...)

Moonlight Youth Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

The Moonlight Cultural Foundation and the Moonlight Youth Theatre announced today the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Legally Blonde the Musical. This fabulously fun musical includes music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach. Legally Blonde features direction and choreography by Evan D'Angeles, music direction by JD Dumas, and associate choreography by Chelsea Nicole Lapp. Performances run October 13 through October 21 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Announces Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to present its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. (more...)

Andrew Chappelle, Max Crumm, Stephanie Umoh and More to Perform at York Theatre Company's NEO 2017: A CONCERT CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced today the roster of performing artists scheduled to perform at the celebrated concert series NEO 2017: A Concert Celebration featuring new works by emerging musical theatre writers Masi Asare, Alan Gordon & Joy Son, Alexander Sage Oyen, and Mark Sonnenblick. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Laura Linney, Marin Mazzie & More Will Honor Harold Prince at MTC's Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer) will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Star Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee, Jr. Rehearse Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by 2017 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award winner Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad. (more...)

Thomas Z. Shepard Set for SONDHEIM ON THE RECORD Talk at Kaufman Music Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Record producer Thomas Z. Shepard has won twelve Grammy awards for producing the original cast albums of shows like Victor/Victoria, Ain't Misbehavin' and La Cage Aux Folles. He is best known for his many collaborations with Stephen Sondheim on such albums as Company, Sweeney Todd, Follies In Concert, Sunday in the Park With George, Merrily We Roll Along, A Little Night Music and Pacific Overtures. (more...)

Patricia Birch to Helm Industry Readings of New Musical THE ROAD TO RUIN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Industry readings of The Road to Ruin, a new musical by William Zeffiro, will be presented November 9th and 10th at Manhattan's Swing 46. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Lead I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Just last month, industry-only staged reading of the 1962 musical I Can Get It For You Wholesale, based on the best-selling Jerome Weidman novel on Tuesday, June 6th. The musical has a score by Harold Rome (Fanny, Wish You Were Here, Destry Rides Again), book by Jerome Weidman (Fiorello!), revised book by John Weidman (Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Contact), music direction by David Chase (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella, Nice Work If You Can Get It), and direction by Trip Cullman (Six Degrees of Separation, Significant Other). (more...)

Jenn Colella, Rachel Bay Jones, Rebecca Luker, BD Wong and More to Join Skip Kennon at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Skip Kennon & Friends in We'll Do It Again: The Songs of Skip Kennon on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley celebrates the holiday season with a riotous escapade, Around the World in 80 Days. Taking place in an 1870s alive with danger, romance, and comic surprises, fearless adventurer Phileas Fogg and his faithful valet circle the globe in an unheard-of 80 days. In the hilariously theatrical style of The 39 Steps, five actors portray dozens of characters in a thrilling race against time and treachery, recreating one of the greatest adventures of all time. Full of stampeding elephants, raging typhoons, and runaway trains, Around the World in 80 Days, adapted by the award-winning playwright Mark Brown, offers an imaginative and ingenious expedition for the whole family.Directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Around the World in 80 Days will be presented November 29 December 31, 2017 (press opening: December 2) at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Rd., Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

BWW Previews: SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at City-Theater
by Greer Firestone - Nov 14, 2017

From 1957's WEST SIDE STORY Stephen Sondheim's genius changed Broadway. FORUM, LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC (all songs done in waltz time), COMPANY, ASSASSINS, the list is towering and it is treasured. (more...)

SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS Tour to Take The Broad Stage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica and Eva Price present Small Mouth Sounds by Drama Desk Award winner Bess Wohl (Pretty Filthy), and directed by Tony Award nominee Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) for three weeks only, January 11 through 28 with a press opening on January 12. (more...)

Diane Phelan Joins THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

With the addition of Diane Phelan (The King and I, Here Lies Love), casting is complete for the staged reading of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Diamond as Big as The Ritz, (www.theritzmusical.com) at 7pm, Thursday, November 9and 1PM Friday, November 10 at the Dramatists Guild Fund's The Music Hall, 356 W. 40th St., 2nd Floor. (more...)

Kelli Berglund, James Snyder and Harrison White Complete Cast of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST: A CHRISTMAS ROSE Panto in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017

Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP), in association with Pasadena Playhouse, have announced final casting for BEAUTY AND THE BEAST - A CHRISTMAS ROSE which expands this winter at The Pasadena Civic Auditorium (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101) for 14 performances only, December 13 -24, 2017 with the official press opening on Wednesday, December 13. (more...)

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