Passion Broadway


Longacre Theatre

(New York, NY)
220 West 48th Street
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
Theatre By The Sea (TBTS) owner and producer Bill Hanney has announced the return of Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show. The production which opened Theatre By The Sea's 2014 season and returned at the end of that season, is back by popular demand for two performances on Monday, July 29 as part of the Monday Concerts and Events Series.
by Clemente Sanchez - Jul 22, 2019
Quién es Quién en el Teatro en México: ESTIBALITZ RUIZ
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Kenya Barris and Scott Mescudi have partnered with Netflix for an all new innovative adult animated music series based on Grammy-award winning artist Kid Cudi's upcoming album, Entergalactic, being released by Republic Records.
by Brett Cullum - Jul 22, 2019
The director has decided to look at the more giggle-worthy elements of PRIVATE LIVES, and has avoided some of the darker implications of this Noel Coward classic. Audiences should eat this one up like a buttered brioche with coffee the morning after a sordid affair.
by Audrey Morabito - Jul 22, 2019
As the biggest musical A.D. Players has produced in their 52 years, I believe that this production of WEST SIDE STORY has distinguished A.D. Players as an enormously capable participant in our city's musical theatre scene. In the show program, A.D. Players Executive Director Jake Speck and Artistic Director Kevin Dean discuss choosing their season for this past year, which WEST SIDE STORY was not originally a part of. Both individuals recount that though they were pleased with the season's selections, none of the titles scared them. In their mission to continue to set the bar higher, WEST SIDE STORY earned its place in the season. Pay attention, Houston. They're doing big things over at the George Theater, and you've got one more week to catch it!
by Dan and Julie Izzo - Jul 22, 2019
The corporate labeling of Disney's Newsies drips with irony. Newsies tells the David versus Goliath story of a strike initiated by the fictional Jack Kelly when newspaper carriers in 1899 took on media mogul Joseph Pulitzer, protesting a hike in the cost of paper delivery. The strike mushrooms into a questioning of unfair child labor practices instituted by corporate greed throughout New York City at the turn of the century. The notion of a children's crusade promoting the rights of the individual laborer against monopolized capitalism should make one question whether Disney is protesting against itself. But Disney often taps into this mythos of impoverished youthful idealism overcoming entrenched, systematized and cynical power, generically elevating the exuberant heroism without promoting the political ideals involved. The book and music for Disney's Newsies is no exception. It swells with emotion but is woefully short on ideas.
by Rose Marija - Jul 22, 2019
​​​​​​​At New York City's Joyce Theater this week, July 16-21, 2019, Maria Kochetkova is performing eight short pieces by seven contemporary choreographers, joined by five dancers of quality. On Wednesday, July 17th, I experienced the sold-out performance.
by Jimin Lee - Jul 22, 2019
"The School of Rock!" as the introduction blared out through the speakers, kids rocking school uniforms holding instruments the size of their bodies ran out to the stage. The familiar tune of "School of Rock (Teacher's Pet)" began to play and I was instantly brought back to my elementary school sixth-grade classroom, the first place I was encountered with the original movie version of SCHOOL OF ROCK. This movie was probably the first movie with rock music that I have ever watched and the whole concept of a band consisted of prestigious young students was fascinating to the 12-year-old me. Therefore watching SCHOOL OF ROCK the Musical was something that I was looking forward to. Luckily, the world tour of SCHOOL OF ROCK stopped by in Korea to perform in three major cities, having its first performance in Seoul on June 7th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Live Nation Entertainment, the world's leading live entertainment company, today announced that it will continue to grow its operations in Nashville by hiring seasoned executive Sally Williams as President of Nashville Music and Business Strategy. Beginning September 2019 and reporting to President of US Concerts, Bob Roux, Williams will play an integral part of Live Nation's continued growth in Music City. 
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 22, 2019
The Hollywood Bowl presented Siudy Flamenco Dance Theatre and Los Angeles guest artist, dancer Manuel Gutierrez with percussionist Diego Alvarez and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for an evening of fabulous Flamenco music and a production of El Amor Brujo. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Palio Bortolameolli, the first half of the evening began, playing an extraordinary Ravel piece, 'Alborada del gracioso,' or 'Morning Song of the Jester' that was a perfect intro for the evening ahead. Originally composed as a piano piece, it became part of a full length composition entitled 'Miroirs' and has a definite Spanish influence to it, akin to the seguidilla. Different sections went from a wide sweeping melody by the string and wind instruments, to pizzicato violins and harps hinting of Flamenco rhythms and a descriptive bassoon solo passage that led to an intricate full-sounding, rich ending.
by Aliya Al-Hassan - Jul 22, 2019
You must have been living under a rock or watching too much Love Island if you have missed the 50th anniversary of the first manned mission to land on the Moon. The BBC Proms continues this celebration with a fantastically energetic and nuanced Prom 4: The Planets.
by Audrey Morabito - Jul 22, 2019
In an industry where there are countless workshops and trainings for performance experience, Broadway Dreams is an authentic, irreplicable gem. This organization has proven itself to be a standout from others in ways that can be the determining factor in theatrical success. From July 20th- 26th, the Broadway Dreams UNPLUGGED tour intensive is partnering with Theatre Under the Stars to bring top-notch, tailored theatre training to the students of Houston through collaboration with Broadway professionals.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Celebrity Attractions announces Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award®-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISERABLES returns to Tulsa at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for a limited eight performance engagement September 24 a?" 29. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 9 at 10:30 a.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Tony and Academy Award-winner Joel Grey will appear at Rizzoli Book Store on Thursday, July 25 at 6 PM for a conversation and book signing for his new photography book, The Flower Whisperer
by Roy Berko - Jul 22, 2019
Most musicals follow the tried and true pattern of being written in a format that it is expected to be examined and redone through a series of readings, rewrites, staged readings, rewrites, previews, more rewrites, and, if lucky, a full-staged production. As the process continues the script and score are improved to attempt to ensure that they are well-integrated.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
Jennifer Ehle, the veteran star of four Tom Stoppard playsa?"including her Tony-winning turn in his classic The Real Thinga?"will star alongside soprano Renee Fleming, as the narrator in Stoppard's latest work,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
In this U.S. premiere from China's Yang Liping Contemporary Dance, the astonishing Under Siege portrays the climactic battle between the Chu and Han armies in 202 B.C., an epic struggle that changed the course of Chinese history.
by Don Grigware - Jul 22, 2019
TMB presents the workshop production of a world premiere play Good Enough, written and performed by Ted McGrath and directed by James Barbour. Good Enough will open on Friday, July 26 and perform through Sunday, August 25 at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. Good Enough is the true journey of world renown author and story teller Ted McGrath. Playing 15 characters, McGrath takes us on an emotional roller coaster ride through addiction as he sabotages his family, his career and ultimately his life in the attempt to answer one question burning inside him his entire life: AM I GOOD ENOUGH? Now, having reclaim
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The Drama League has announced that award-winning actor, singer and dancer Sutton Foster is the Honoree at the 36th Annual Drama League Benefit Gala.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2019
51Fest, a partnership between Women in the World and IFC Center, continued its inaugural festival last night with screenings and discussions about women's stories. Saturday got to a rowdy start with the exciting documentary Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, where director Janice Engel led the crowd in a rousing chant to get them into the Ivins' spirit. The film, which tells the incredible life of powerhouse Texas journalist Molly Ivins, who famously told the stories plaguing America with humor, passion, and grit, was followed by a conversation with director Janice Engel and actor Kathleen Turner, moderated by New York Times reporter Rachel Dry.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2019
Santa Monica Playhouse has been a cultural treasure in the seaside community for 60 years. Now, the Playhouse is giving love back with its Fourth Annual Binge Free Festival (BFF), a full month of free performances, workshops, readings, music and poetry in Santa Monica's ONLY fringe festival. The BFF's primary focus will be on Santa Monica and Los Angeles-based artists.
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 20, 2019
Yesterday, actress and teacher Jacqueline Hughes reached out on Twitter to ask for help with something near and dear to her heart. One of her students, young Charlie, was being bullied for his love of musical theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Toby Stephens (Oslo, Lost in Space) and Claire Skinner (Outnumbered, The Father) will make their long awaited returns to the West End stage this autumn in Peter Nichols' (Privates on Parade, Passion Play) funny and moving masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg. Directed by Simon Evans (Killer Joe, Arturo Ui), this revival of Nichols' acclaimed bittersweet comedy reunites two of the greatest actors of their generation. The stars, who last worked together 18 years ago on the award winning BBC TV drama 'Perfect Strangers', will now be performing on stage together for the very first time. Opening at Trafalgar Studios on Saturday 21 September, tickets go on-sale on Friday 19 July.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
San Francisco Playhouse is thrilled to announce that their production of Dipika Guha's Yoga Play will move to Laguna Playhouse this fall. San Francisco Playhouse Artistic Director Bill English will direct, with most of the original Playhouse cast reprising their roles in the Southern California production.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Rialto Summer Cinema 2019 begins with the comedy Julie & Julia, written and directed by Nora Ephron, starring Meryl Streep. The film contrasts the life of chef Julia Child in the early years of her culinary career with the life of young New Yorker Julie Powell. Both women wrote memoirs and find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they discover that with the right combination of passion, fearlessness and butter, anything is possible.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Ford Theatres presents Urban Bush Women: Hair & Other Stories for one performance only, Friday August 30 at 8:00pm at the Ford Theatres.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Winner of the SDSU New Musicals Initiative, 'TIL DEATH DO US PART tells the story of Gracie Jean, a spitfire from hardscrabble Tennessee, who is called to preach God's grace, and Matthew, heir apparent to small town Evangelical royalty, who struggles to rebel against his father while maintaining the privilege of his birth. When they meet, it's love at first sight. But what happens when a fairytale marriage becomes a battle of the sexes?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Rising bass artist Godlands unleashes her 5-track debut EP 4 U Only on Dim Mak. The release kicks off with a pair of ruthless rap and grime-fueled collaborations from JEANIE on 'No Stress (feat. Stööki Sound's Jelacee)' and NXSTY on 'Lowkey (feat. Lil Traffic).' Next up, Godlands delivers a fiery concoction of instrumental bass and trap drops via singles  '2 Clips' and 'Back Now.' Closing with a bang, the Aussie hellraiser offers her anthemic war-cry 'Valour,' featuring BOI.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Jim Hirsch, one of Chicago's best known and most beloved advocates for the Chicago music scene, recognized for growing the careers of artists young and old, expanding audiences and creating diverse programming, will step down from the Chicago Sinfonietta after 15 years of service as Executive Director and CEO effective July 1, 2020. Hirsch's career, spanning four decades, also includes serving as Executive Director at the Old Town School of Folk Music for 18 years, and General Manager of the iconic Chicago Theatre for four years.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Rousing. Uplifting. Exuberant. The music of electronic dance music DJ and producer Andrew Rayel evokes love and positive emotions wherever it's played. The latest release from Andrew Rayel is the song, “Take All Of Me,” featuring the vocals of Haliene. Andrew Rayel & Haliene's “Take All Of Me” (inHarmony Music) is out now.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Enjoy two special summer nights this August as Groundlings Theatre bring some sparkling Shakespeare to Shooters Hill.
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Psychedelic Turkish folk rock group Altin Gün are set to launch their first-ever U.S. tour. The group recently released their sophomore album Gece via ATO Records. The record has received praise fromNPR, Aquarium Drunkard, MOJO, Uncut, and The Guardian. The Amsterdam-based six-member band are inspired by Turkish folk and psychedelia from the 60s & 70s, re-interpreting Anatolian rock and folk music and opening the doors between traditional Turkish folk songs and psych.
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Sundance Institute today announced Fellows and Advisors for the five-day 2019 Creative Producing Labs, as well as the three-day Creative Producing Summit which immediately follows; both take place at Utah's Sundance Mountain Resort. The Labs begins July 29, and the Summit August 2. These are the flagship convenings for the Institute's Creative Producing Program, which champions and develops current and rising generations of producers across fiction and nonfiction film.
by Jim Munson - Jul 19, 2019
Melissa Gialdini is thrilled to be playing stepsister Gabrielle in 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella' at Foothill Music Theatre now running through August 4th. Melissa recently spoke to BroadwayWorld about the show, her love of performing and her rich life outside the theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Gibson is pleased to announce new creative collaboration agreements with key boutique guitar makers and music inspired partners.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Flutist Kim Scott releases 4th Album 'Free To Be' on Innervision Records
by Alyssa Biederman - Jul 18, 2019
Florence Foster Jenkins - the 20th century performer who shocked with her confidence that she was a fantastic opera singer when she was absolutely not - was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. So, it only makes sense that Totem Pole Playhouse, just over two hours outside of the city would memorialize her with a production of the biographical musical play Souvenir. 
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Jul 18, 2019
Put on your bell-bottoms and hustle your way down to the Engeman Theater where 'Saturday Night Fever The Musical' is electrifying groupies and keeping disco alive! The stage musical based on the 1977 movie starring John Travolta is an entrancing blast from the past and a blissful trip in a radical time machine.
by West of Broadway - Jul 18, 2019
On todays episode of West of Broadway, Lara talks about her experience at The Play that Goes Wrong. We talk with Mark Saltzman about his new show with a Guys and Dolls connection and we catch up with one of the creators of the Friends Musical Parody.
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
America's Best Pasta Maestro, Chef Evan Funke, is creating a show for Quibi! In SHAPE OF PASTA, Chef Funke will take us on a quest through Italy in search of the last remaining pasta masters.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Multi-platinum Danish rock band Volbeat have just debuted the music video for their new song “Cheapside Sloggers,” featuring a guest guitar solo by Gary Holt of Exodus and Slayer. The track comes from their forthcoming seventh album Rewind, Replay, Rebound, out August 2nd via Republic Records.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Gibson is pleased to announce new creative collaboration agreements with key boutique guitar makers and music inspired partners.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Newmarket's National 10 Minute Play Festival (NNPF) presented by BMW Newmarket is back for a third consecutive year, now spanning seven days, Monday, July 22 to Sunday, July 28. All performances take place at Newmarket's beloved cultural landmark, The Old Town Hall, located at 360 Botsford Street in the historic downtown core.  
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Finding Neverland, the enchanting Broadway musical, is set to soar on tour starting this fall in Lancaster, PA.   
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The Wild Party Variety Hour celebrates 10 years of Silent Theatre's longest running show with a local city tour at three venues reimagining the top three voted themes by our fans. Come celebrate the last leg of this tour on August 3rd at 8p at Steppenwolf Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Check out photos for PTP/NYC's (Potomac Theatre Project) 33rd repertory season, running through August 4 at The Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16 St.).
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
TIFF Co-Heads Cameron Bailey and Joana Vicente announced today that the World Premiere of Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band, Daniel Roher's touching tale of Robertson's young life and the creation of one of the most enduring groups in the history of popular music, The Band, will be the Opening Night Gala Presentation for the 44th Toronto International Film Festival® on Thursday, September 5, at Roy Thomson Hall. The premiere marks the first time a Canadian-made documentary opens the Toronto International Film Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
The Space, the commissioning and development agency promoting digital engagement across the cultural sector, announced today that Sarah Ellis, Director of Digital Development at the RSC, has been appointed as its new Chair.