Opened: November 12, 1978
Closing: December 10, 1978

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Mark Hellinger Theatre
237 West 51st St. New York, NY

Based on an original idea by Will Holt

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VIDEO: Lee Brice Drops Celebratory Music Video for Latest Single 'Soul' by Michael Major - Jan 27, 2022

The track, written by Kevin Kadish and Tony Ferrari, celebrates human connection that goes deeper than simply surface attraction. The wonderfully energetic music video, directed by Justin Clough and Chase Lauer, takes us to a pivotal moment of two 'souls' solidifying a lifetime partnership and having one hell of a party. 

Ava Kay Releases New Single 'Go' by Michael Major - Jan 27, 2022

Written in her hometown of Toronto, the new single “Go” is an amalgamation of ambition and encouragement. Radiating with sensual strings and twinkling piano, and rich in emotion, the song captivates the senses and recentres your soul as the main character, acting as a soundtrack to life’s biggest transitions.

Grammy Nominated Writer & Producer Poo Bear Releases 'Distant Shore (Joel Corry Remix)' by Michael Major - Jan 27, 2022

Poo Bear, one of the music industry’s most successful creative forces, released “Distant Shore (Joel Corry Remix).” The accompanying video, directed by Elliot Sellers (Lil Jon, Young Thug) and shot in Los Angeles, CA, encapsulates the feeling of being uncontrollably drawn to someone who seems so far away, wanting or chasing the one that got away. 

DOWNTON ABBEY Star Lesley Nichol Brings Her One Woman Musical To Chicago by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2022

Award-winning British actress of Downton Abbey Lesley Nicol shares her journey from up-and-comer to big-screen sensation in this autobiographical musical, HOW THE HELL DID I GET HERE? which launches its North American tour in Chicago at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue during its North American tour.

Broadway Gets A REWIND This Year With New York City's Newest Cabaret Series At The Green Room 42 by A.A. Cristi - Jan 26, 2022

Produced by Michael Anthony Theatrical, The Green Room 42 welcomes its newest cabaret series 'The Broadway Rewind' to New York City! This new and exciting series

Clint Black to Perform at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana's Hard Rock Live by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2022

Grammy Award-Winning Country Superstar Clint Black will be the first country artist to perform at Hard Rock Casino Northern Indiana's new music venue Hard Rock Live on March 18. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.

Lesley Nicol's HOW THE HELL DID I GET HERE? Tour to Launch at the Greenhouse Theater Center by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2022

Award-winning British actress of Downton Abbey Lesley Nicol shares her journey from up-and-comer to big-screen sensation in this autobiographical musical, HOW THE HELL DID I GET HERE? which launches its North American tour in Chicago at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue during its North American tour.

Tove Lo Unveils New Track 'How Long' From EUPHORIA Soundtrack by Michael Major - Jan 26, 2022

The upcoming album will feature exclusive tracks designed to set the mood for new episodes of the Emmy-winning HBO series Euphoria. “How Long” which is featured in this Sunday’s episode, is the second single taken from the project, following the release of Lana Del Rey’s “Watercolor Eyes” last week. Pre-order the Euphoria season two soundtrack now!

Shinedown Releases New Single 'Planet Zero' & Announces April Album by Michael Major - Jan 26, 2022

Planet Zero serves up an incisive look at the issues at hand: cancel culture run rampant, the corrosive effects of social media on mental health and society, and the increasingly toxic division among those of differing ideologies. Listen to the new single now! Plus, check out Shinedown's upcoming tour dates!

Pop Opera Superstar Katherine Jenkins Debuts with Pacific Symphony by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2022

Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins received her OBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) from Prince Charles at The Queen’s residence Buckingham Palace in 2014 and in June of this year, she sings at The Queen’s much-loved country retreat Sandringham Estate to mark the monarch’s historic Platinum Jubilee.

VIDEO: Franz Ferdinand Share New Song 'Curious' by Michael Major - Jan 25, 2022

Having previously shared “Billy Goodbye,” the other new track from the compilation, “Curious” was also produced by Alex Kapranos, Julian Corrie and Stuart Price (Dua Lipa, Madonna, Pet Shop Boys) and is accompanied by a video directed by Andy Knowles. Watch the new music video now!

British Rock Group Stereophonics Release New Single 'Forever' by Michael Major - Jan 25, 2022

Stereophonics today unveil their new single “Forever”— the third installment from their forthcoming album Oochya. “Forever' follows the previously released 'Hanging On Your Hinges“ and “Do Ya Feel My Love?“, which has now received over two million streams across all platforms. Listen to the new single now!

Sigrid Announces U.K. & European Tour Dates by Michael Major - Jan 25, 2022

Norwegian-born, pop phenomenon, Sigrid has announced her U.K. and Europe Headline tour for 2022. It’s no question Sigrid is one of the fastest rising artists to arrive in the past few years with her standout single Don’t Kill my Vibe and globally acclaimed debut album Sucker Punch. Check out Sigrid's new tour dates now!

Dua Lipa Adds Additional UBS Arena Concert at Belmont Park by Michael Major - Jan 25, 2022

Hear tracks like 'Levitating' and 'Don't Start Now' at the long-awaited Future Nostalgia Tour, promoted by Live Nation and sponsored by Truly Hard Seltzer, will also feature support from Caroline Polachek and Lolo Zouaï, with Megan Thee Stallion joining on select dates. Check out the full list of tour stops and lineups here!

State Theatre New Jersey Presents Air Supply February 4 by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2022

The fully renovated State Theatre New Jersey presents multi-platinum artists Air Supply on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 8pm. Tickets range from $35-$85. 

Jordan Davis' 'Buy Dirt' Hits #1 on Country Radio by Michael Major - Jan 24, 2022

MCA Nashville’s, Jordan Davis, earned his fourth No. 1 at country radio today with his hit single, “Buy Dirt.” Featuring country superstar, Luke Bryan, the Platinum-certified song topped both the Billboard and Mediabase country airplay charts this week. Plus, check out Jordan Davis' upcoming tour dates!

Melanie Martinez Announces Debut NFT Drop 'Cyberbaby Toy Drop by Melanie Martinez' by Michael Major - Jan 24, 2022

Introducing “CyberBaby Toy Shop by Melanie Martinez,” a very special digital collection inspired by her own vintage stuffed animals. This project was created to share Melanie's passion for vintage toys, giving her beloved animals everlasting life, while building a bridge between her universe and the metaverse.

Kem & Babyface Announce 'The Full Circle Tour' Hosted by Sherri Shepherd by Michael Major - Jan 24, 2022

Making a grand and long-awaited return to the road, three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated multi-platinum R&B icon KEM will embark on ‘THE FULL CIRCLE TOUR’ this spring with 12-time GRAMMY Award-winning legend Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds. Actress, comedian, author, EMMY® Award-winning host and TV personality Sherri Shepherd joins as the evening’s host.

VIDEO: Watch ALADDIN's Jonathan Freeman Give Emotional Curtain Call Speech by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 24, 2022

Tony Award® nominee and original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman played his final performance as Jafar in Disney's hit musical Aladdin just yesterday, January 23, 2022. Fellow original Broadway cast member Dennis Stowe will assume the role beginning Tuesday, January 25. Watch his emotional final curtain call.

The Oak Ridge Boys to Release 'Rock of Ages' TV Special by Michael Major - Jan 24, 2022

Gaither Music Group has announced the release of a new DVD–Rock of Ages–from the legendary country and gospel music group The Oak Ridge Boys. As a part of Gaither’s widely-popular Gaither Gospel Series, the GRAMMY Award-winning vocal group brings to the stage their heartfelt renditions of fifteen of their favorite hymns and gospel classics.

Years & Years Releases New Album 'Night Call' by Michael Major - Jan 24, 2022

Fronted by Olly Alexander, now standing solo, the album features pulsating queer anthems “Crave”, “Starstruck,” latest single, “Sweet Talker” (with Galantis) and more future-favorites from Olly Alexander. Years & Years has recently collaborated with Kylie Minogue, Lady Gaga, and more. Listen to the new album now!

The Outlaws Come to Indian Ranch This Summer by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2022

The Outlaws will return to Indian Ranch in Webster, MA as part of the Mike’s Hard Lemonade Summer Concert Series on Saturday, June 11, 2022.

Photos: Jonathan Freeman Takes Final Bows In ALADDIN by Jennifer Broski - Jan 24, 2022

Tony Award nominee and original Broadway cast member Jonathan Freeman played his final performance as Jafar in Disney’s hit musical Aladdin on Sunday, January 23, 2022. Fellow original Broadway cast member Dennis Stowe will assume the role beginning Tuesday, January 25.  

New Date Announced for Cue & A with Robert Kraft Featuring Kris Bowers at The Broad Stage by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2022

The Broad Stage has changed the launch of a new live series Cue & A with Robert Kraft to Wednesday, April 26 at 7:30pm.  This first evening features conversation, clips, commentary, live demonstrations and an audience Q & A with Emmy Award-winning composer and pianist Kris Bowers, whose recent credits include “Respect” and “King Richard.”

Ike Rhein Releases 'Messed It Up' Featuring Platinum Recording Artist Luh Kel by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2022

Ike Rhein is kicking off his 2022 reign with the release of 'Messed It Up' featuring platinum recording artist Luh Kel. 'Messed It Up' has a smooth beat and is laced with even smoother lyrics. The dynamic duo showcase their musical prowess and provide listeners with a catchy, impassioned anthem.

Iann Dior Releases New Album 'On To Better Things' by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2022

On To Better Things showcases dior’s musicality with tracks like “i might” and “v12” ft. Lil Uzi Vert. The album sees features from Machine Gun Kelly, Lil Uzi Vert, and Travis Barker, and production from Travis Barker, Taz Taylor (Internet Money), Omer Fedi (The Kid LAROI, Lil Nas X), Cirkut, Cashmere Cat, and more.

Kip Moore Releases 'Crazy One More Time (Revisited)' by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2022

One of the most requested songs during Moore’s signature live show, the original track has been streamed over 20 million times to date. Co-written by Moore with Chris Lindsey and Aimee Mayo, Moore hit the studio to put a 2022 update on the track. Listen to the new single now!

Metallica, The Strokes & Foo Fighters to Headline Boston Calling by Michael Major - Jan 21, 2022

The 2022 bill features an incredibly diverse mix of globally recognized music stars, includingWeezer, HAIM, Run The Jewels, Glass Animals, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Avril Lavigne, Black Pumas, Modest Mouse, Goose, Cheap Trick, Oliver Tree, EARTHGANG, Orville Peck, The Struts, and many more. The entire lineup can be found here.

Sam Harris Comes To Feinstein's/54 Below In March by Stephi Wild - Jan 21, 2022

The legendary Sam Harris is set to return to his favorite intimate club with a brand-new show, Openly Gray, for two performances only on Wednesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 17, at 7pm. The show will feature his definitive interpretations of pop, theatre, and standards, accompanied by his long-time musical director Todd Schroeder. It's an evening of celebration and reflection, filled with Harris's singular comedic observations and soul-bearing introspection.

BWW Review: NICKEL MINES at ACT Of Connecticut by Sean Fallon - Jan 20, 2022

On Thursday, January 20, I had the pleasure of seeing a phenomenal show that I have been waiting to see for about two years!   It was well worth the wait!  The ACT of Connecticut has struck gold with NICKEL MINES, an emotionally intense musical based on the true story of an Amish school shooting, perpetrated by an outsider, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, on October 2, 2006.  The use of song, interpretive dance, and dialogue are all combined to tell the story.  It is not presented in a strict linear time sequence, yet it somehow brilliantly flows together in an ideal way, parts of the story taking place in 2011.   With book by Shannon Stoeke and Andrew Palermo, and music & lyrics by Dan Dyer, this show which is also directed and choreographed by Andrew Palermo stars an extremely talented ensemble cast, backed by an amazing live band.  The depth, power, messages, and entertainment value of this production are all so strong that it is difficult to put them into words.  Not only was I highly entertained, but by God’s grace, I feel like I left the show a better person than who I was when I entered, more focused on my own need to forgive others.

RUBEN SINGS LUTHER Announced At Patchogue Theatre by A.A. Cristi - Jan 20, 2022

American Idol's Ruben Studdard pays tribute to the legendary Luther Vandross in Ruben Sings Luther - Always & Forever at Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Valentine's Eve Sunday, February 13 at 7pm.

Lisa Dawn Miller, Daughter of Legendary Ron Miller, Signs Publishing Agreement with Sony Music Publishing by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022

Lisa Dawn Miller who manages the legacy song catalogue of legendary songwriter, Ron Miller (1932-2007) announced she has signed a new publishing agreement with Sony Music Publishing to administer her father's songs. The new deal expands upon a decades-long partnership between the Miller songs and Sony Music Publishing.

VIDEO: Bankrol Hayden Shares 'No Drama' Visual by Michael Major - Jan 20, 2022

Bankrol Hayden kicks off 2022 with his latest visual—“No Drama”. The Damien Wayne-directed vid features psychedelic shots of Hayden doing what he wants, while professing his aversion for drama. Hayden consistently fills the music space dropping fire tracks on a regular. Watch the new visual now!

Charlie Puth Releases New Single 'Light Switch' by Michael Major - Jan 20, 2022

GRAMMY nominated and multi-platinum singer/songwriter/producer, Charlie Puth, today released his highly anticipated new song, “Light Switch.” After teasing clips of the song for months to his nearly 15 million fans on TikTok, you can now finally stream the song in full. The track was produced by Puth and co-written with JKash and Jake Torrey.

VIDEO: Sorana & David Guetta Share New Single 'redruM' by Michael Major - Jan 20, 2022

Sorana has joined forces with longtime collaborator and superstar DJ/producer David Guetta for 'redruM.' Influenced by classic psychological horror, The Shining, “redruM” interpolates the pulsating chorus melody of Kanye West’s “Heartless,” personally approved by Ye, who shares co-writing credit for the track with Sorana.

Jason Mraz Announces 'Lalalalovesongs: Collection of Iconic Ballads' by Michael Major - Jan 20, 2022

Jason Mraz has announced Lalalalovesongs, a collection of Mraz’s iconic love songs, including RIAA Diamond certified “I’m Yours,” 6x RIAA Platinum “I Won’t Give Up,” RIAA Platinum “Have It All,” and Grammy-winning duet, “Lucky” in addition to several more hits and an as-yet-unannounced, never-before-released fan favorite as a digital bonus track.

ON YOUR FEET! Brings The Story Of Gloria And Emilio Estefan Home To The Magic City by A.A. Cristi - Jan 19, 2022

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre will welcome home ON YOUR FEET! in an exhilarating original production that will celebrate its South Florida regional premiere. ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true story about heart, heritage and two people who believed in their talent - and each other - to become an international sensation: Miami's own Gloria and Emilio Estefan.

Birdland Announces February 2022 Schedule by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this February with a full slate of nightly performances! 

Corbin Bleu & More Join FOX Celebrity Dancing Competition Series THE REAL DIRTY DANCING by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Hosted by Stephen 'tWitch' Boss, the series follows eight celebrities — Brie Bella, Corbin Bleu, Tyler Cameron, Cat Cora, Howie Dorough, Antonio Gates, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes and Loni Love — as they fully immerse themselves in the ultimate “Dirty Dancing” experience.

John Mayer to Perform Free Concert in Los Angeles for SiriusXM & Pandora by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

The special concert, hosted by Andy Cohen, will feature John Mayer performing songs from his latest album Sob Rock including his hit single “Last Train Home,” as well as career-spanning fan favorites. Ahead of the concert, Andy Cohen will sit down with John Mayer for an exclusive interview to discuss his music, upcoming tour, and more. 

Harry Styles Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates & First Stadium Shows by Michael Major - Jan 19, 2022

Styles will kick off his colossal 32-city outing with three brand new stadium dates in the U.K. and a further four stadiums in Europe. Special guests include Mitski, Arlo Parks, Wolf Alice, and Koffee. His shows are packed with his global hit singles including Sign of the Times, Lights Up, Adore You, Watermelon Sugar and Kiwi.

Wake Up With BWW 1/19: THE KITE RUNNER and A STRANGE LOOP Broadway Dates Confirmed, and More! by - Jan 19, 2022

Today's top stories include a confirmed Broadway production of The Kite Runner. The stage adaptation of the book will play July 6 through October 30, 2022 at the Hayes Theatre. Plus, the full casting and dates have been announced for the Broadway premiere of A Strange Loop. 

Fitz And The Tantrums & St. Paul And The Broken Bones To Co-Headline Alt 102.1 BIG FIELD DAY At The Meadow Event Park by A.A. Cristi - Jan 18, 2022

Alt. 102.1 has announced that multi-platinum band Fitz and the Tantrums and St. Paul and the Broken Bones, will co-headline Big Field Day at The Meadow Event Park on Sunday, June 5th. The Seratones are set to support.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 21, 2022, at 10:00 AM. A limited number of Early Bird General Admission tickets will be available for just $21 from January 21-27.

Katy Perry & Willem Dafoe Set For SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

Willem Dafoe will make his “SNL” hosting debut on Jan. 29. Katy Perry returns to the “Saturday Night Live” performance stage for the fourth time. As previously announced during the most recent episode, Will Forte will return to “Saturday Night Live” for his first appearance as host on Jan. 22 with Måneskin as musical guest.

VIDEO: Lola Indigo Shares 'Tamagochi' Live Performance by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

Vevo’s LIFT program connects today’s up-and-coming and most relevant artists to audiences around the world  through music video content. Launched in 2011, Vevo's artist development program shines a spotlight on the world's freshest new talent. Vevo LIFT alumni include the likes of Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, Halsey, Khalid, and more. 

Happy 80th Birthday, Michael Crawford! by Team BWW - Jan 19, 2022

A big BroadwayWorld birthday wish goes out to Michael Crawford, turns 80 years old. To celebrate, we're sharing an interactive timeline of the star's career - that's featured on his website. Responsible for (amongst other things) inspiring this very web site, created by Robert Diamond in 2003, take a look back through his multi-decade career below!

HACKS, EMILY IN PARIS, THIS IS US & More Join PaleyFest Lineup by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

For the first time in three years, PaleyFest LA returns in person as the spring's hottest television festival with exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations with leading stars from the most acclaimed and buzzworthy TV shows, screenings of special preview and premiere content, never-before-seen TV footage, and a Q&A with festival attendees.

Judah & the Lion's Brian Macdonald Announces 'Moonlight in Visby' Solo Debut by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

Moonlight in Visby was written and recorded while living on the remote island of Gotland, Sweden in the Baltic Sea. It pays homage to the tiny, rural town Macdonald, his wife Maddie, and their dog Halyard called home during a year of seclusion and reflection. Watch the new album trailer now!

Steel Panther Announces First Leg of 2022 Tour Dates by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

The band is announcing the first leg of their 2022 tour Res-Erections which is set to kick off this March and will make stops in 13 cities over 16 days for the first run. The tour starts March 10th in St. Petersburg, FL and will wrap up on March 26th in Dubuque, IA. Other stops include Ft Lauderdale, FL; Athens, Ga;Minneapolis, MN, and more

Fitz & the Tantrums Announce Summer 2022 Tour Dates by Michael Major - Jan 18, 2022

Multiplatinum band Fitz and the Tantrums have announced touring plans for summer 2022. The run of dates – co-headlined with St. Paul and the Broken Bones – are set to kick off in Asheville, NC, on June 1. The LA-based band has been busy working on new material to follow up 2019’s “ALL THE FEELS,” which featured the top 10 hit “I Just Wanna Shine”.


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