Based on the novel by Jean Arnold

When a Southern widow discovers that her husband was a bigot, she sets out to right the wrongs done to her community.



BREAKING NEWS: Bobby Cannavale to Star Opposite Lauren Ambrose in FUNNY GIRL
by BWW - Sep 13, 2011

Two-time Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Bobby Cannavale will star as Nick Arnstein opposite Lauren Ambrose, who will star as Fanny Brice, in the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL since the 1964 original production. FUNNY GIRL, which features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 16th, 2017 - Galas, Benefits and Readings, Oh My!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Galas, benefits, awards, readings and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/16/2015 - Angela Lansbury Turns 90 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Dame Angela Lansbury celebrates her 90th birthday, the cast of HAMILTON marks their album release, SHOW BOAT airs on PBS, THE BANDSTAND opens at Paper Mill and more! (more...)

Fred Barton's Broadway Band Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018

Fred Barton's Broadway Band makes its long-awaited return to Feinstein's/54 Below and New York nightlife, with top-drawer guest singers, in a new evening of Broadway gems and Swing rarities, Friday, January 4 at 9:30PM. As always, Fred presents performers who know how to stop shows, and the songs that let them do it, arranged for the band in his trademark explosive style which has made him the orchestrator of choice for the New York Pops and orchestras around the country. (more...)

BWW Review: Shows That Never Made It to Broadway Find a Home at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY BOUND
by Troy Frisby - Mar 29, 2017

'That's really niche.' Those words from one of the night's emcees, Feinstein's/54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, were technically used in reference to Linda Lavin's propensity to play love interests for superheroes. But, really, they could've been used to describe BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY, which played at the aforementioned venue March 21. (more...)

CARNIVAL London Cast Recording Gets Limited Edition Release this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2011

On April 21, 1961, Broadway audiences and critics fellhead-over-heels in love with the new musical Carnival. Produced by David Merrick and adapted from the MGM film Lili by Michael Stewart (from thescreenplay by Helen Deutsch, itself adapted from a Paul Gallico short storyentitled The Man Who Hated People), theshow was directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and had a tuneful andmemorable score by Bob Merrill. The critics raved - in the Daily News, John Chapman wrote that Carnival was 'enchantment from the moment the houselights godown.' And so it was, pureenchantment, despite its darker elements - it ran on Broadway for 719 performances, and had a best-selling original cast recording (which debuted atnumber one on the Billboard chart) and 'Love Makes The World Go Round' became amuch-sung song, covered by many of the popular singers of the time. Carnival was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning two(one for Alberghetti - in a tie with Diahann Carroll - and one for Will StevenArmstrong's scenic design). The show had a successful national tour, as well. (more...)

Kritzerland to Release CARNIVAL Album in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2011

On April 21, 1961, Broadway audiences and critics fell head-over-heels in love with the new musical Carnival. Produced by David Merrick and adapted from the MGM film Lili by Michael Stewart (from the screenplay by Helen Deutsch, itself adapted from a Paul Gallico short story entitled The Man Who Hated People), the show was directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and had a tuneful and memorable score by Bob Merrill. The critics raved - in the Daily News, John Chapman wrote that Carnival was 'enchantment from the moment the houselights go down.' And so it was, pure enchantment, despite its darker elements - it ran on Broadway for 719 performances, and had a best-selling original cast recording (which debuted at number one on the Billboard chart) and 'Love Makes The World Go Round' became a much-sung song, covered by many of the popular singers of the time. Carnival was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning two (one for Alberghetti - in a tie with Diahann Carroll - and one for Will Steven Armstrong's scenic design). The show had a successful national tour, as well. (more...)

'Dancers Over 40' Pays Tribue To Chamption 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2008

Dancers Over 40 members have worked with many choreographers, but almost none as often as the award-winning Director/Choreographer Gower Champion. On Monday, March 31st at 7:30 pm, some of the dancers and the creative talents associated with Mr. Champion, from 1951's 'Make a Wish' to his last Broadway show the smash hit musical '42nd Street' in 1980, will be represented on the stage of the St. Luke's Theater at 308 West 46th Street. (more...)

AJ Shively, Robert Cuccioli and More Sign on for 'BROADWAY BOUND' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

AJ Shively (Bright Star), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde), Jim Walton (Sunset Boulevard) and Nick Cartell (Jesus Christ Superstar) have joined Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Announces TAKE ME ALONG Bob Merrill Tribute for 4/1, North Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

Kritzerland at Sterling's will host TAKE ME ALONG, a tribute to the great songs of Bob Merrill, both as composer/lyricist and lyricist, on April 1st at 7pm. (more...)

Phyllis Newman Joins BROADWAY BOUND at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Tony Award winner Phyllis Newman has joined the 9:30pm showing of Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 23 - Angela Lansbury Masters GYPSY, MAME & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 4, 2011

As a super-special Spring extension of BroadwayWorld's SOUND OFF column, every day until the Tony Awards on June 12 we will be presenting a spectacular new entry in the SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS series featuring a particularly entertaining, interesting, relevant and exciting Tony Awards-related clip from the last sixty-three years of the ceremonies (and subsequent seasons on Broadway) with a rundown and commentary on the sights, sounds and showmanship on display in each carefully chosen selection - all, of course, coming in anticipation of Broadway's biggest night, which will be broadcast on CBS this year, as always. Once again this year, BroadwayWorld is the official home of the 2011 Tony Awards and we will also be featuring exclusive interviews, articles, photos, video content, interactive features and more in the coming days and weeks leading up to the event so be sure to check back daily for your theatre fix! (more...)

Angela Lansbury Dissects The Cast Album Recording Process
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 30, 2014

Legendary Broadway and Hollywood icon Angela Lansbury dissects the process of recording a cast album and reflects on her own most notable recordings as part of a new interview featurette. (more...)

Maureen Taylor Returns To The Met Room With TAYLOR MADE : BOB MERRILL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2010

MAUREEN TAYLOR returns to the Metropolitan Room with her critically acclaimed new show: TAYLOR MADE : BOB MERRILL 2 PERFORMANCES: *** SUN,FEB7 @7PM /*** SAT,FEB13 @5PM (more...)

Maureen Taylor Returns To The Met Room With TAYLOR MADE : BOB MERRILL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2010

MAUREEN TAYLOR returns to the Metropolitan Room with her critically acclaimed new show: TAYLOR MADE : BOB MERRILL 2 PERFORMANCES: *** SUN,FEB7 @7PM /*** SAT,FEB13 @5PM (more...)

Songs from NERDS, REBECCA and More Set for 'BROADWAY BOUND' Series at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will be presenting the concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

BWW Jule Styne - *DO NOT POST*
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 1, 2001

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Maureen Taylor Returns To The Met Room With TAYLOR MADE : BOB MERRILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2010

MAUREEN TAYLOR returns to the Metropolitan Room with her critically acclaimed new show: TAYLOR MADE : BOB MERRILL 2 PERFORMANCES: *** SUN,FEB7 @7PM /*** SAT,FEB13 @5PM (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and More to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This March, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Stars of PARAMOUR, CHICAGO, and LES MIZ Join BROADWAY BOUND: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Ryan Vona (Paramour), Paige Davis (Chicago & TV's Trading Spaces), Rita Gardner (The Fantasticks), Rebecca Spigelman (Hairspray), and Kevin David Thomas (Les Miserables) have all signed on to appear in Feinstein's/54 Below concert series debut of Broadway Bound: The Musicals That Never Came To Broadway on Tuesday, March 21st (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Maureen Taylor Returns To The Met Room With TAYLOR MADE : BOB MERRILL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2010

MAUREEN TAYLOR returns to the Metropolitan Room with her critically acclaimed new show: TAYLOR MADE : BOB MERRILL 2 PERFORMANCES: *** SUN,FEB7 @7PM /*** SAT,FEB13 @5PM (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 1, 2019
by - Feb 1, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - February 1, 2010
by - Feb 1, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Review - Not Since Not Since Carrie
by Ben Peltz - Dec 12, 2010

Listening to the popular theatre critic/journalist Peter Filichia talk about musicals can be twice as entertaining as half the shows on Broadway.  Ever hear his story about the audience reaction at the first preview of Bring Back Birdie?  Or the way he one-upped David Merrick after being tossed out of a preview of 42nd Street?  Or the exact moment he could tell, while watching an out-of-town tryout of Company, that Dean Jones would not be playing Bobby for long? (more...)

Lauren Ambrose & Bartlett Sher Talk FUNNY GIRL Casting
by BWW - Aug 3, 2011

It's just been announced that Lauren Ambrose will star as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL, in the first Broadway production of the musical since it originally opened in 1964. FUNNY GIRL, which features music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Bob Merrill and book by Isobel Lennart, will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Great writers. Great director. Great actors. Where did they go wrong? (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Cast Album Producer Bruce Yeko
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2016

Bruce Yeko is one of the most fascinating men in show business. If it wasn't for Bruce we wouldn't have the original cast recordings of such musicals as THE BAKER'S WIFE, IN TROUSERS, Prettybelle, and countless other musicals that no commercial record company would have produced. Selling off his massive baseball card collection, Bruce used those funds to  produce over 300 cast recordings, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/13-8/14/2016
by - Aug 14, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 14, 2016 - Sunday, August 14, 2016. (more...)

Kritzerland to Release CARNIVAL Album in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

On April 21, 1961, Broadway audiences and critics fell head-over-heels in love with the new musical Carnival. Produced by David Merrick and adapted from the MGM film Lili by Michael Stewart (from the screenplay by Helen Deutsch, itself adapted from a Paul Gallico short story entitled The Man Who Hated People), the show was directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and had a tuneful and memorable score by Bob Merrill. The critics raved - in the Daily News, John Chapman wrote that Carnival was 'enchantment from the moment the houselights go down.' And so it was, pure enchantment, despite its darker elements - it ran on Broadway for 719 performances, and had a best-selling original cast recording (which debuted at number one on the Billboard chart) and 'Love Makes The World Go Round' became a much-sung song, covered by many of the popular singers of the time. Carnival was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning two (one for Alberghetti - in a tie with Diahann Carroll - and one for Will Steven Armstrong's scenic design). The show had a successful national tour, as well. (more...)

CARNIVAL London Cast Recording Gets Limited Edition Release this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2011

On April 21, 1961, Broadway audiences and critics fellhead-over-heels in love with the new musical Carnival. Produced by David Merrick and adapted from the MGM film Lili by Michael Stewart (from thescreenplay by Helen Deutsch, itself adapted from a Paul Gallico short storyentitled The Man Who Hated People), theshow was directed and choreographed by Gower Champion and had a tuneful andmemorable score by Bob Merrill. The critics raved - in the Daily News, John Chapman wrote that Carnival was 'enchantment from the moment the houselights godown.' And so it was, pureenchantment, despite its darker elements - it ran on Broadway for 719 performances, and had a best-selling original cast recording (which debuted atnumber one on the Billboard chart) and 'Love Makes The World Go Round' became amuch-sung song, covered by many of the popular singers of the time. Carnival was nominated for seven Tony Awards, winning two(one for Alberghetti - in a tie with Diahann Carroll - and one for Will StevenArmstrong's scenic design). The show had a successful national tour, as well. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Announces TAKE ME ALONG Bob Merrill Tribute for 4/1, North Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2012

Kritzerland at Sterling's will host TAKE ME ALONG, a tribute to the great songs of Bob Merrill, both as composer/lyricist and lyricist, on April 1st at 7pm. (more...)

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