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Pal Joey is a musical with a book by John O'Hara (from his novel of the same title) and music and lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart based on a character and situations O'Hara created in a series of short stories published in The New Yorker. It includes two songs that have become standards: "I Could Write a Book" and "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered". The original 1940 Broadway production was directed by George Abbott and starred Gene Kelly. There have been several revivals since, including a 2008-09 Broadway run, and a 1957 film adaptation starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak. The 2008 revival starred Stockard Channing as Vera, Martha Plimpton as Gladys, Matthew Risch as Joey, Jenny Fellner as Linda, and Robert Clohessy as Mike.



Dante & Dowling Square Off In Theater UnCorked's ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Shana Dirik, Producing Artistic Director of Theater UnCorked - Boston's newest small theater company - announces the cast for One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest, an enhanced staged reading on Saturday, October 13th at 3:30 and 7:30 pm at Margaret Jewett Hall, 11 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. (more...)

The Broadway Collective Will Launch 12-City Master Class Tour This October!
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. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 26, 2018
by - Sep 26, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Philharmonic Opens 2018-2019 Season With SHOW BOAT AND SHOW TUNES on Sept 29 & 30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

Four guest vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus join New Philharmonic for "Show Boat and Show Tunes," a showcase of popular songs coming from the partnerships of Hammerstein and Kern and Rodgers and Hart, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. (more...)

New Line Theatre Artistic Director Scott Miller Publishes Fifth Collection Of Musical Theatre Exploration, 'Literally Anything Goes'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2018

New Line Theatre's artistic director Scott Miller has published another collection of essays, LITERALLY ANYTHING GOES: 14 ODDBALL MUSICALS AND WHAT MAKES THEM TICK. Miller's fifth book of deep-dive musical theatre exploration is a surprising and entertaining journey into more than a dozen quirky but fascinating musicals, some famous, some less so. (more...)

Brief 9/19: Brandon Uranowitz Joins THE BAND'S VISIT, Raul Esparza Returns to the Stage, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 19, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Brandon Uranowitz will join the company of The Band's Visit, Raul Esparza will return to the New York stage, and more! (more...)

Stage Directors & Choreographers Foundation Announces Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the independent, not-for-profit affiliate of SDC, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, today announced unique plans for its 2019 award evening, which will feature original choreographic pieces resulting from a special commissioning program, with the application period now open. SDCF also announced that Victoria Traube would receive a special 'Mr. Abbott' Award at the event, to be held March 25 at the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF). (more...)

Tony Goldwyn Helmed PAL JOEY REDUX Cancelled
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 18, 2018

In December of 2017 it was revealed that Tony Goldwyn was directing a new revival of Pal Joey, aiming to make it to Broadway in 2018. An Equity casting notice went out last week about an upcoming lab that was to be presented in November. However, according to an update at the top of the notice, the production has now been cancelled. (more...)

VIDEO: Remembering Marin Mazzie's Greatest Performances
by Alan Henry - Sep 13, 2018

Today, we're remembering some of Marin's greatest performances. Re-live her performances of these iconic songs in the videos below. (more...)

Brief 9/11: Jennifer Simard Joins MEAN GIRLS, Ryan McCartan Joins WICKED, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 11, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories includes tons of new Broadway casting! Jennifer Simard will join the cast of Mean Girls, Ryan McCartan joins Wicked, and Rosemary Harris joins My Fair Lady, all tonight! (more...)

Tony Goldwyn Helmed PAL JOEY to Hold Lab in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

In December of 2017 it was revealed that Tony Goldwyn was directing a new revival of Pal Joey, aiming to make it to Broadway in 2018. An Equity casting notice has just gone out seeking at new Joey for an upcoming lab to be presented in November. Richard LaGravenese pens the revised book. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces its 2018-2019 Season of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY
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. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Its Largest Cast For Porchlight Revisits The 50th Anniversary
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. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse Announces Full Casting For SWEAT
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. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 16, 2018
by - Oct 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Birdland Announces November 2018 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 9, 2018
by - Nov 9, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 9 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Announces Christine Andreas
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. (more...)

Birdland Theater Hosts Benefit in Honor of Marin Mazzie November 14th
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. (more...)

Original FANTASTICKS Star Rita Gardner Joins Cast of Tim Realbuto's LOST IN YONKERS Revival
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. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 11/16: MARY POPPINS RETURNS Posters, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Nov 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: check out the all new character posters for Mary Poppins Returns, and more! (more...)

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: (more...)

Maurice Jones Steps Into Title Role of HAMLET At Chicago Shakespeare Theater
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. (more...)

Raul Esparza Departs Chicago Shakespeare's HAMLET; Maurice Jones Will Play The Title Role
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. (more...)

Announcing RITA HAYWORTH- THE HEAT IS ON: A Life In Concert Announced At Patchogue Theatre
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. (more...)

Meet the Cast of HADESTOWN- Now in Previews!
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! (more...)

Rodgers and Hammerstein Top the Charts For 6th Time Thanks to Ariana Grande's '7 Rings'
by Stephanie 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! (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Melbourne Announces Final Casting
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. (more...)

BWW Interview: William A. Reilly Talks About Future Plans for Crown City Theatre
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. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY, A MUSICAL FABLE Starring E. Faye Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of The Muny's GYPSY With Hayley Podschun
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Go behind the scenes of The Muny's production of GYPSY today as Hayley Podschun takes over our Instagram account to show you what it takes to put on one of Broadway's most renowned shows at the world's largest outdoor musical theatre! (more...)

Social: Go Behind The Scenes Of The Muny's GYPSY With Hayley Podschun
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

Go behind the scenes of The Muny's production of GYPSY today as Hayley Podschun takes over our Instagram account to show you what it takes to put on one of Broadway's most renowned shows at the world's largest outdoor musical theatre! (more...)

Photo Flash: ALTAR BOYZ Opens at the Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, Altar Boyz, the award-winning Off-Broadway musical. Starring, Coby Getzug, Austin Colby, David Barnes, Anthony Fortino, and Ben Chavez; and directed by Jason Sparks. Destined to rock the masses of all denominations, Altar Boyz runs July 24-August 4, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.     (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 3, 2019
by - Jan 3, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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." (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Jeremy Jordan Go Pop with a Rodgers and Hammerstein Classic!
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.    (more...)

SWEAT Extends At The Donmar Warehouse
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. (more...)

A Brand New Play About Nell Gwyn & Aphra Behn Comes to the Tristan Bates
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 (more...)

Stanley Donen, Director and Choreographer of Movie Musicals, Has Died at 94
by Stephanie 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. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/13: BE MORE CHILL Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie 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! (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer and Actor Joseph Sirola Dies at 89
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2019

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Tony Award-winning producer Joseph Sirola. (more...)

PEOPLE SUCK Gets Australian Premiere At Melbourne One Act Play Festival
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. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 12/27: TRUE WEST Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 27, 2018

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: True West begins previews, and more! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 25, 2018
by - Dec 25, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: TWO BY TWO at TheatreWorks Of Southern Indiana
by Keith Waits - Aug 9, 2018

I can honestly say that Broadway's musical Two by Two was new to me, as was the TheatreWorks of Southern Indiana company. As I love to be introduced to productions and theater groups that are unfamiliar to me, I got two for the price of one. I know there has to be a joke in there somewhere! (more...)

Photo Flash: SOUTH PACIFIC Opens at The Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

The Cape Playhouse very proudly presents, South Pacific, the award winning Broadway musical. Starring Becky Gulsvig, Mike McGowan, Tim Rogan, Shea Renne, Michael Thomas Holmes, and Yvonne Strumecki; and directed by Michael Rader. One of Rogers and Hammerstein's most beloved scores, South Pacific runs August 7-18, 2018. (more...)

New Philharmonic's 2018-2019 Season Opens with SHOW BOAT AND SHOWTUNES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Four guest vocalists and the 100-voice Northwest Indiana Symphony Chorus join New Philharmonic for "Show Boat and Show Tunes," a showcase of popular songs coming from the partnerships of Hammerstein and Kern and Rodgers and Hart, at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd.; Saturday, Sept. 29 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Sept. 30, 3 p.m. (more...)

Hugh Dancy, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Talene Monahon, and John Tillinger Will Join Stockard Channing in APOLOGIA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of the Off-Broadway premiere production of APOLOGIA, by Alexi Kaye Campbell (The Pride), with direction by three-time Obie Award winner Daniel Aukin (Bad Jews, Skintight). Joining the previously announced Tony & Emmy Award winner Stockard Channing as "Kristin" are Hugh Dancy as "Peter" and "Simon," Megalyn Echikunwoke as "Claire," Talene Monahon as "Trudi," and John Tillinger as "Hugh." (more...)

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