Pal Joey Broadway
With music Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, and set in Chicago in the late 1930s, Pal Joey is the story of Joey Evans, a brash, scheming song and dance man with dreams of owning his own nightclub. Joey abandons his wholesome girlfriend Linda English, to charm a rich, married older woman, Vera Simpson, in the hope that she'll set him up in business.
1 - 20 of 2006
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
Prohibition Era New York is bustling with glitz and glamour in this classic Tony Award-winning musical. Nathan Detroit, the city's most infamous craps game organizer, makes the bet of a lifetime with high-roller Sky Masterson. Sky accepts, and tries to win the heart of a?oeSave-A-Soula?? missionary Sarah Brown, while Nathan's fiancé of 14 years, Adelaide, grows tired of him gambling with hers. When it comes to love, these characters discover you've gotta roll the dice if you want to win big.
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2019
Variety reports that actress Martha Plimpton will star in 'Generation,' a half-hour dramedy pilot from HBO Max.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018
Broadway veteran Robert Hartwell is scouring the country to find-and train-the next generation of Broadway performers.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 14, 2019
Bartlett Sher, Daniel Fish, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, and more weigh in on the modern impact of classic musicals.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
A Work of Heart Productions (AWOHP) will bring the music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart to Feinstein's/54 Below on Thursday, November 14th at 9:30 pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Music Theater Works has announced its 2020 schedule under incoming Producing Artistic Director Kyle A. Dougan. The season opens with the ABBA musical MAMMA MIA! (June 6-14), followed by RAGTIME (August 22-30), RICHARD RODGERS' GREATEST HITS with Hammerstein, Hart and others (October 2-11), and BILLY ELLIOT (December 26-January 3).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the 2018 - 2019 New Faces Sing Broadway series: New Faces Sing Broadway 1964, with host WGN's Paul Lisnek, November 19 and 20; New Faces Sing Broadway 1941, February 26 - 28 and New Faces Sing Broadway NOW, April 29 and 30.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018
Porchlight Music Theatre begins its sixth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits 1776, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone with direction by Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Jeremy Ramey and musical staging by Michelle Lauto.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018
The Donmar Warehouse today announces full casting for Lynette Linton's production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. Casting includes Leanne Best, Patrick Gibson, Osy Ikhile, Wil Johnson, Stuart McQuarrie, Clare Perkins, Martha Plimpton, Sule Rimi and Sebastian Viveros.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Signature Theatre announced today the full cast and creative team for A Chorus Line with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and book by James Kirkwood Jr. & Nicholas Dante. A Chorus Line will run from October 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre and will be directed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Passion, Billy Elliot) and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Broadway's Tootsie, Signature's Crazy for You).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018
Bay Area Cabaret welcomes renowned singer, actress and recording artist Christine Andreas, Sunday, December 2 at 5:00 p.m. with the West Coast debut of her acclaimed show, PIAF-No Regrets, following two successful runs in New York and one in London. Christine brings to life the triumphs and heartbreaks of the famed French chanteuse, in her own words and those of her friends-and of course-her music.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
Birdland Theater announces So in Love: A Benefit Concert for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, In Honor of Marin Mazzie. The concerts will take place on Wednesday, November 14, with shows at 7pm and 9:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018
Rita Gardner, the legendary New York actress who originated the role of Louisa in 1960 opposite Jerry Orbach in Off-Broadway's THE FANTASTICKS (the world's longest running musical) has joined the cast of the December 9th benefit performance of Neil Simon's Pulitzer Prize winning play LOST IN YONKERS.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out the all new character posters for Mary Poppins Returns, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018
Birdland Theater announces So in Love: A Benefit Concert for the Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance, In Honor of Marin Mazzie. The concerts will take place today, November 14, with shows at 7pm and 9:45pm.
Broadway at the Cabaret: Norbert Leo Butz and Friends, The Skivvies, Actor Therapy with Lindsay Mendez & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2018
What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include:
by Bobby McGuire - May 2, 2019
Much to my very pleasant surprise, Mr. Mosher delivered one of the most entertaining and delightful evenings that I've had the pleasure of seeing in that space since the days of Nancy LaMott.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of veteran General Manager, Producer and 2017 Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre recipient Alan Wasser, who passed away on April 14, 2019 at age 70. To commemorate his life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the Majestic, Marquis and St. James Theatres in New York for one minute on Monday, May 20 at exactly 6:45pm.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2019
What makes a Broadway theatre? Technically any venue with 500 seats or more, located along Broadway in New York City's Theatre District is a Broadway theatre, and the art that is produced in these special places is widely considered the highest form of theatrical entertainment in the world. Today, forty-one theatres are technically Broadway houses, each with their own rich history. Below, we're giving you the scoop on the life of every one of them!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today that Maurice Jones has stepped into the title role of the Theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, in the Courtyard Theater, April 17-June 9, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019
Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today that Maurice Jones has stepped into the title role of the Theater's upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, staged by Artistic Director Barbara Gaines, in the Courtyard Theater, April 17-June 9, 2019. Jones steps into the role following Raul Esparza's departure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019
Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts presents Rita Hayworth - The Heat is On: A Life in Concert on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 8 p.m. Ticket prices range between $29 - $58, plus applicable fees, and are available online, by phone or at the box office. For more information, visit PatchogueTheatre.org, call the Patchogue Theatre Box Office at 631-207-1313, or stop by 71 East Main Street, Patchogue, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2019
Patti LuPone is returning to the New York Philharmonic to celebrate her 70th birthday!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2019
Hadestown begins preview performances tonight, March 22, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 official opening night. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2019
In January, Ariana Grande dropped her latest single, and its accompanying music video, '7 Rings.' The song features her sampling the famous Sound of Music number, 'My Favorite Things.' According to The New York Times, the song just topped Billboard's singles chart for the sixth time. The song is credited to 10 writers, but Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, who wrote the original 'My Favorite Things,' control 90% of the songwriting royalties. That makes this chart-topping hit not only a huge victory for Grande, but a huge victory for the musical theatre legends as well!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
The critically acclaimed musical COME FROM AWAY today announced its final three cast members ahead of the Australian premiere at the newly refurbished Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in July.
by Don Grigware - Mar 1, 2019
William A. Reilly has been co-producer/ co-artistic director of Crown City Theatre going on 22 years. Crown has been located at St. Matthew's Church in NoHo for almost 12 years. April 1 the company must leave, as St Matthew's has received a grant to make the spaces a homeless shelter. Reilly sat down recently and talked about what the group will do as they look to the future. Close local spaces are being investigated as rentals until a new permanent space is relegated.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 8, 2019
The Tony Awards opening numbers have become an iconic and integral part of Broadway's biggest night. From medleys to original songs, the opening number is a way to celebrate the shows that will be honored throughout the night. Today, we're taking a walk down Tony memory lane with a look back on the past ten years of Tony opening numbers!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 30, 2019
Christine Andreas opened her show at the Beach Cafe last night by telling the intimate group of Cabaret lovers that contrary to current trends, her show had no theme. It would simply contain songs she liked to sing. By the end of her performance it was obvious the show did have a theme…..Great Songs Sung by a Great SingerActor. I've often said that the best musical experience is when the singer happens to be the pianist. The fingers join the vocal chords and create the most well planned arrangements. I may be wrong. Having your spouse as your pianist and music director also creates a rare and inspired musical experience. Martin Silvestri creates exceptional accompaniments. He is a true artist at the keyboard and happens also to be an Accordion virtuoso, which is extremely effective when Christine sings her unforgettable Piaf medley.
by Julie Musbach - Jun 28, 2019
Moulin Rouge! The Musical, based on the 2001 Twentieth Century Fox Motion Picture by Baz Luhrmann begins performances on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre tonight June 28. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019
Take a magical journey under the sea when Musical Theater West (MTW) brings Disney's The Little Mermaid to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center July 12-28.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific, legendary songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II.
Wake Up With BWW 7/30: Gabrielle Carrubba Takes Over For Zoe in DEAR EVAN HANSEN, HADESTOWN Eliminates Rush Tickets, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2019
Today's top stories: Gabrielle Carrubba takes over the role of Zoe in Dear Evan Hansen, Hadestown eliminates its rush ticket policy, and more!
by Walter McBride - Jul 29, 2019
On Thursday night, July 25, Moulin Rouge celebrated opening night at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, and following in the great Broadway tradition, ensemble member Bahiyah Hibah was awarded the Legacy Robe from Beetlejuice recipient Jill Abramovitz.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Steppenwolf's Ensemble is one of the most prestigious gatherings of names in theatre including stars such as Annette Bening, Laurie Metcalf and Tracy Letts. One among them also includes star of stage and screen Martha Plimpton, up until recently. According to the Chicago Tribune, Plimpton has withdrawn from the Ensemble.
BWW Review: RETURN TO THE PAST WITH SONGBOOK OF THE 40S AT QUALITY HILL PLAYHOUSE at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Jan 24, 2019
An uplifting, toe-tapping, amusing winter relief continues at Quality Hill Playhouse with SONGBOOK OF THE 40S, the second installment of their Broadway And All That Jazz 2018-2019 season. A nation engulfed with war took comfort in songs from Broadway musicals, to big bands, to just feel good songs. Poet Rod McKuen once said, "1939 was a terrible time for the world, but it was a glorious time for songs and fighter pilots."
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2019
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization today launches R&H Goes Pop!', a new Youtube series aiming to preserve the legacy of Rodgers & Hammerstein by inspiring artists to interpret the R&H classics in a contemporary light.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse today announces the extension, due to exceptional demand, for Lynette Linton's acclaimed production of Sweat by Lynn Nottage. The production will now be booking for performances until Saturday 2 February 2019.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 7, 2019
The Donmar Warehouse's sold-out production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat by Lynn Nottage will transfer to London's Gielgud Theatre for a limited 6 week run from Friday 7 June 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
The world premiere of Oranges & Ink by Claire Louise Amias, directed by Alex Pearson, music arranged by William Summers, recorded by The Lovekyn Consort presented by A Monkey with Cymbals, and Tomorrow Theatre Company and Alex Pearson Productions
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2019
Stanley Donen, director of movie musicals such as Singin' In The Rain and On The Town, has died, according to Variety. Donen was 94.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 13, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! First, we'd like to wish a happy first preview to the cast and crew of Be More Chill! The show begins performances tonight at the Lyceum Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Tony Award-winning producer Joseph Sirola.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019
People Suck: A Musical Airing of Grievances - The Australian Premiere of the Canadian musical song cycle that took the Toronto Fringe by the balls - and won awards for it.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 27, 2018
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: True West begins previews, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Salty Theatre presents the Australian Premiere of Top Gun! The Musical for TWO NIGHTS ONLY at Chapel Off Chapel! Originally produced during the Toronto Fringe, TG!TM was nominated for multiple Dora Awards, including Outstanding New Musical. In 2004, Top Gun! The Musical was selected to be part of the inaugural New York Musical Theatre Festival, alongside featured new musicals by Stephen Schwartz, Avenue Q's Marx and Lopez and Chicago's Kander and Ebb. Now, Salty Theatre is bringing together a stellar group of international artists to introduce Top Gun! The Musical to Melbourne.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 8, 2019
Slip into your birthday suit because we have the choreographer of Oh! Calcutta! with us today! Yes, the one and only Margo Sappington, sits down with Rob and Kevin to talk about her appearances in Promises, Promises and Oh! Calcutta! as well as choreographing the revivals of Where's Charley, Pal Joey and the original productions of Play Me A Country Song and Doonesbury.
Taylor Louderman, Will Swenson, Mamie Parris, Ann Harada, Jason Gotay, Laura Michelle Kelly and More Announced For THE MUNY's 101st Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that The Muny announced today 25 principal cast members for the first season of its second century. Complete company casting will be announced throughout April and May. The 101st season opens on a brand new, state-of-the-art stage with Muny favorite Guys and Dolls followed by the U.S. regional premiere of Kinky Boots. The season continues with 1776, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Footloose and a newly-reimagined Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon. Season 101 closes with the highly-anticipated Muny debut of Roald Dahl's Matilda.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2019
Just in! Two-time Tony Award and three-time Emmy Award winner Laurie Metcalf and two-time Emmy Award winner Eddie Izzard will star on Broadway next season...