Players Theatre

(New York, NY)
115 MacDougal St.
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Sep 9, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
Direct from London and Feinstein's 54 New York, and for two nights only, one of Britain's greatest exports, West End musical theatre actor and international cabaret artist Tim McArthur will bring his one-man show to Drew's on Halsted.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
It's the oldest profession in the world. But despite the passing of centuries, ladies of the night are still enough to give some people an attack of the vapours.
by Don Grigware - Sep 23, 2019
Grumpy Old Men The Musical/book by Dan Remmes/music by Neil Berg/lyrics by Nick Meglin/adapted from the Warner Bros motion picture written by  Mark Steven Johnson/directed by Matt Lenz/choreographed by Michele Lynch/musical direction byBenet Bralin/La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts/through October 13 Taking place in Wabasha, Minnesota in present time, Grumpy Old Men The Musical follows many old-fashioned musical storylines like The Fantastiks, White Christmas and others that deal with a community of family and friends who live in a small town ... where everyone knows everyone else's business. Now in its West Coast premiere at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, Grumpy Old Men is nice fun with a splendid cast headed by special guest star Hal Linden and featuring audience favorite Cathy Rigby.
by Marakay Rogers - Sep 20, 2019
I'm often asked if Meredith Willson's THE MUSIC MAN is dated. Perhaps I should say yes, but I tend to say no. A production that can remind you that the underlying plot of the story isn't all sweetness and light and that it actually has what was once controversial material that we usually gloss over can make this classic of 20th century American musical theatre something anyone can appreciate. Unlike RENT, THE MUSIC MAN is pretty much wholesome, but done right, it's not too sweetly wholesome.
by Blair Howell - Sep 20, 2019
Director-choreographer Denny Berry gamely takes a stab (pun intended) to breath new life (sorry about that one) into a musical version of Bram Stoker's 1897 epistolary novel, Frank Wildhorn's DRACULA, THE MUSICAL.
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
The Country Music Association's acclaimed CMA Songwriters Series Presented by U.S. Bank has announced a performance in Albuquerque at KiMo Theatre Tuesday, Oct. 15 featuring Lauren Alaina, Erin Enderlin, Sierra Hull and Luke Laird. The series hosts an intimate round of performances with some of Country Music's top songwriters taking turns sharing the stories behind their hit songs and performing them as originally written. Tickets for the performance are $15 and go on sale Friday, Sept. 20 at 11:00 AM/CT (10:00 AM/MT) through the KiMo Theatre website and CMA Songwriters Series website. $1 of each ticket sold will benefit the CMA Foundation, CMA's philanthropic arm, which is committed to investing in high quality music education programs for all students in the United States.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
Philippe Jordan will return to the New York Philharmonic to conduct Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto in E minor with Julia Fischer as soloist; Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1, Classical; and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 on Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, October 31 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m.; and Saturday, November 2 at 8:00 p.m.
by Stephen Mosher - Sep 18, 2019
A lifelong passion for Liza Minnelli has brought Haley Swindal to the hearts of audiences who will, now, have a lifelong passion for Haley Swindal.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Two River Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Dias and Managing Director Michael Hurst, launches its 2019/20 Season with Cyrano by Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers, adapted from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, directed by Meredith McDonough in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Performances will begin in Two River's Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Avenue, on Saturday, September 21 and continue through Sunday, October 13. The opening night performance is Friday, September 27 at 7pm. Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
For the first time in the United States, the Four Italian Tenors will perform the greatest Tenor Arias and Songs of all time, in wonderful unique arrangements, created particularly for their U.S. Debut Tour. The quartet will make a stop at the State Theatre on Friday, October 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
University of Washington School of Music today announces the appointment of celebrated Korean-American violinist Rachel Lee Priday to the faculty as Assistant Professor of Violin in the UW Strings Program, effective in the 2019-2020 school year.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Direct from Rome, Italy The Four Italian Tenors (I Quattro Tenori ltaliani) perform 'Viva Italia,' a salute to four great Italian Tenors: Enrico Caruso, Mario Lanza, Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center December 5 for one performance only!
by Review Roundups - Oct 9, 2019
MCC Theater's highly anticipated World Premiere of The Wrong Man, the new stage musical written by multi-platinum songwriter Ross Golan opened this week at The Newman Mills Theater at The Robert W. Wilson MCC Theater Space. Read the reviews!
by Courtney Symes - Oct 8, 2019
What better way to kick off the fall season and Sacramento Theatre Company's (STC) 75th season than with a satirical homage to Gothic romance? Jane Austen's first completed novel, Northanger Abbey, is the much-anticipated opener of this season of Decades, Divas, and Diamonds. Local playwright and actress, Carissa Meagher, has adapted this book especially for the STC stage and even cleverly included a role for Jane Austen, herself.
by Paul Bolton - Oct 6, 2019
A time warp opens to a provocative dimension at The Stage in San Jose, with The Rocky Horror Show. This production is filled with juicy morsels delicious enough to whet ones uninhibited appetite.  This slice of pop culture is still succulently scintillating and fresh today as it celebrates the individuality and uniqueness in all of us. Running through Nov. 3, 2019
by Michael Dale - Oct 5, 2019
Say what you will about ANYTHING GOES and KISS, ME KATE, but for this musical theatre lover, there's no finer Cole Porter score than the one he whipped up for the 1929 hit, Fifty Million Frenchmen.
by Derek McCracken - Oct 4, 2019
Written by Dann Berg and Avital Asuleen (Director/Choreographer), THE FLOORSHOW intersperses song-and-dance numbers into the dramatization of the personal and professional hurdles that an all-female performance troupe faces in 1951 New York City. Moving between onstage and backstage at The Gilded Palace, THE FLOORSHOW nests an emotionally rich female-sisterhood narrative within a framework of creative competition and sexism.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Tony Award winning actress and comedienne Anna Quayle has passed away at age 86.
by Albert Gutierrez - Oct 28, 2019
There's blood on my program. At first, I thought it was a printing design, but upon further inspection, I realized that, yes, I have blood stains on my program. Normally, I would be concerned, but given that the first three rows at the Moonlight Players Theatre have been designated 'Splatter Zone,' I didn't think much more of it from the safety of my seventh-row seat. Having played out to sold out crowds in its first and second weeks, Moonlight Players' EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL will end its run this coming post-Halloween weekend. But fear not, Deadites, for you can also catch Ash Williams and his boomstick on a special Halloween performance as well. The hugely-popular Off-Broadway musical condenses Sam Raimi's Evil Dead trilogy into a two-act musical that celebrates the films' subversive comedy take on 1980s gore. And it does so with a gusto and a panache that knows just how ridiculous and trope-heavy the source material is.
by Sarah Dussome - Oct 26, 2019
Love. Revenge. Tragedy. Giuseppe Verdi's 1581 opera Rigoletto chronicles a court jester's revenge on his daughter's philandering suitor.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
The October 25, 2019 Thomas Piercy: Tokyo to New York concert on Bargemusic's Here and Now series features works by Tokyo and NYC-based composers. It includes five world premieres composed for clarinetist Thomas Piercy as well as the U.S. premiere of Toshi Ichiyanagi's a?oeExistence.a??
by Juan Michael Porter II - Oct 22, 2019
Roberto Villanueva founded BalaSole Dance Company nine years ago to combat the discrimination against 'atypical bodies' that one encounters in dance. Take Villanueva himself: a dazzling soloist with sparkling technique and facility that puts him in Sylvie Guillem's league, at 5 foot 2 inches, his atypical height all but barred him from working with major companies. His response to that exclusion was to create BalaSole, a showcase for talented, atypical dancers.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Enjoy dinner at New York City landmark Chez Josephine, along with VIP house seats to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! on Broadway. Afterwards, you will be invited on stage to meet and take a photo with members of the cast.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The New Group's Cyrano is playing a limited Off-Broadway engagement through December 22 at The Daryl Roth Theatre.
by Vikki Jane Vile - Nov 30, 2019
There's a lot riding on this revival of Ninette de Valois' production of Coppélia. Not only is it being performed by an (almost) entirely new crop of dancers since it was last seen here in 2006, it replaces Sir Peter Wright's long loved production of Nutcracker as this year's festive treat. 
by Maria Nockin - Nov 24, 2019
On November 23, 2019, the San Francisco Baroque opera company Ars Minerva, presented the modern world premiere of composer Domenico Freschi and librettist Francesco Maria Piccioli's 1680 comedy ERMELINDA. The opera gave local San Francisco audiences a chance to enjoy the diverse talents of mezzo-soprano Nikola Printz as well as the huge range and organ-like voice of contralto Sara Couden.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019
The LA Phil's Deck the Hall concerts feature performances by an eclectic array of artists who bring the joy of the holiday season to concert-goers during this special time of year. Featured holiday concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall are: the rich harmonies of Chanticleer (Dec 17); five-time Grammy®-winning jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves (Dec 20); the family-friendly fun of the annual Holiday Sing-Along (Dec 21); the heartwarming White Christmas Sing-Along (Dec 22); and twelve-time Grammy®-winning gospel singer CeCe Winans (Dec 23). Deck the Hall festivities culminate with two special New Year's Eve performances featuring superstar of screen and stage Kristen Chenoweth (Dec 31), and a New Year's Day celebration with beloved maestro Zubin Mehta and the LA Phil (Jan 1).
by Amanda Prahl - Nov 14, 2019
Pairing Michael Ball and Alfie Boe together for an album of standards seems so intuitive, it's no wonder this is their third album together. Back Together reunites the two stars for an album and a concert tour, covering everything from mid-century standards to contemporary pop-Broadway hybrids. There's little in the way of surprise on this album, but in some ways, that's perfectly fine a?" Ball and Boe know what works for them (and for us), and they lean into it.
by Gary Naylor - Nov 14, 2019
Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory have a lot of fun with their London transfer of Shakespeare's battle of the sexes, but not every decision pays off and they need to be more sympathetic to the unique pros and cons of this remarkable venue.
by Michael Dale - Nov 14, 2019
The cleverest part of adaptor/director Erica Schmidt's new musical based on Edmond Rostand's classic CYRANO DE BERGERAC is that the two times a character makes mention of the title fellow's very large nose, there is a pause before the word, making it clear that the speaker was about to say something else, but thought better of it.
by Movies News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Announcing the release of The Awful Kind, an award-winning, Female-Driven One Take Western short film. The Awful Kind takes place after a horribly unsuccessful train robbery; the surviving gang of thieves begin to suspect they've been set up. The film was funded by Executive Producers Lauren Telegdy, Brick-It Entertainment, Francine Roussy, and Keith Taite.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts to host acclaimed British actor, Guy Masterson's solo performance of Dickens' A Christmas Carol on December 7, 2019
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
Now in its 37th year, the Schwabacher Recital Series returns on Wednesday, January 29, with performances at San Francisco's Dianne and Tad Taube Atrium Theater that feature emerging artists from around the globe.
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Alternative quintet The Unlikely Candidates announce 2020 headline tour. Catch the band on the headline run starting in Waco, TX on February 22nd and ending on in Dallas on May 9th. The Unlikely Candidates have been touring nonstop in 2019 with the likes of The Score, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Mariana's Trench, and show no signs of slowing down in 2020. For more information on upcoming tour dates and to purchase tickets, visit The Unlikely Candidates website HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020
Following a successful run in China that closed on January 14, 2020, Big League Productions, Inc.'s DREAMGIRLS will travel to Japan for performances January 29 through February 16.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is pleased to announce the long-awaited return of Pacific Northwest Ballet, the company's first NYC season in four years. Presenting two distinct mixed programs, the heralded company, under the direction of former New York City Ballet Principal dancer Peter Boal, will play Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater (20 Lincoln Center Plaza) June 23-28, with a special gala performance on June 25. All performances will be accompanied by the PNB Orchestra under the music direction of Principal Conductor Emil de Cou. Tickets for both the Pacific Northwest Ballet season and the gala performance can be purchased at, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. For more information, please visit
by Kay Kudukis - Jan 13, 2020
There are plenty of couples that eschew the institution of marriage. Ricky Gervais and Jane Fallon have been together for 37 years, Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell for 35, Robin Roberts and Amber Laign have 14, and none have ever walked down the aisle together and said 'I do'.
by Debbie Gilpin - Dec 7, 2019
Welcome to Lovelyville. President Nick Dallas has just been re-elected, and all seems right with the world - until the disruptive force of Mr and Mrs Ubu make their appearance, that is. Completely at odds with the tone of the town from the moment they open their mouths, they are unable to sit back and try to make things work in their current situation. Cue an outrageous assassination attempt and a grab for power in which the crowd is powerless to intervene. Ambitious, cowardly, strange-looking leaders with poor public-speaking skills - haven't we seen this somewhere before..?
by Herbert Paine - Dec 23, 2019
The Phoenix Theatre Company's production of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, directed by Scott Weinstein, is a high-fidelity juke box tribute to the four icons who history records assembled for an impromptu jam session on December 4th, 1956. Dynamic vocal and instrumental performances by Kavan Hashemian (Elvis Presley), Chris Lash (Jerry Lee Lewis), Skye Scott (Carl Perkins), and Gregg Hammer (Johnny Cash) of that session's songs provoke an irrepressible audience outburst of finger-snapping, toe-tapping elation. Runs through February 16, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2019
Atlanta's newest professional theatre company continues to capture Atlanta's great appreciation of its cultural arts.
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Dec 2, 2019
The Nutcracker is beloved for many reasons; the endless eye candy, the dynamic score, and the marriage of artistry and excellence. The element of tradition keeps us coming back for more. We yearn to feel connection, and to remember what it's like to wonder about magical things. Houston Ballet's multi-faceted Nutcracker is a delicious carnival of mystery and joy. Creative director Stanton Welch has built a production that serves the audience and leaves us completely fulfilled. Nothing sends you back to your childhood more quickly, with all things seemingly possible and your imagination offering an endless sweet escape.
by Herbert Paine - Dec 2, 2019
Michael Whitney's direction of ELF THE MUSICAL, now at Arizona Broadway Theatre through December 29th, is a merry tale told with smart stagecraft, glitzy well-choreographed numbers, and an energetic cast, led by Adam Vargas as Buddy.
by Adam Cohen - Dec 18, 2019
Brilliant. Beautiful. Engaging fun. An amazing take on an old classic.
by Tina Collins - Dec 17, 2019
Escape into the luxe world of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express st the Everyman Theatre, a murder mystery for all seasons.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019
Kristin Chenoweth, the multi-talented and versatile star of stage and screen, rings in the New Year by bringing two performances of her recent, sold-out, limited-engagement Broadway show, For the Girls, to Walt Disney Concert Hall. The show's recent run was critically acclaimed, with Entertainment Weekly saying it has 'a set list spanning so many genres, there's something for everyone to enjoy.' Just-announced special guests Cheyenne Jackson and Shoshana Bean join the Tony® and Emmy® Award winner in her end-of-year celebration.
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Alternative quintet The Unlikely Candidates release their holiday track and rendition of The Kinks 'Father Christmas'. Fans can watch the music video below!
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