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Shubert Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.

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Based on the film The Apartment by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond

Promises, Promises is a musical based on the 1960 film The Apartment. The music is by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David, and book by Neil Simon. Musical numbers for the original Broadway production were choreographed by Michael Bennett.



Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- Katie Finneran!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 7, 2018

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Barrett Foa and Jon Jon Briones Join Laura Bell Bundy in SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Single tickets are now on sale for the inaugural REPRISE 2.0 production of Sweet Charity. Directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, the classic Broadway hit plays from June 20 to July 1 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. REPRISE 2.0 is led by producing artistic director Marcia Seligson. (more...)

Title Track from Betty Buckley's New Album Now Available
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY will release her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 8. Buckley will celebrate the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive four-concert engagement from June 5 to 9. (more...)

Classic Stage Extends SUMMER AND SMOKE Through May 25
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director), announced today that their new co-production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Cummings, will extend its run through Friday, May 25 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE features Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan), Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson (Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez(Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer), Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller). (more...)

BWW Live Will Chat with Broadway Legend Betty Buckley This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

On Friday, June 1, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with Broadway legend Betty Buckley! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskBettyBWW. (more...)

Susan Stroman to Direct and Choreograph Industry Reading of New Ahrens & Flaherty Musical LITTLE DANCER; Baldwin, Ziemba and More to Star
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2018

Producers Anita Waxman and Rodney Rigby announce today that they will present a private industry reading of the new musical Little Dancer on Friday, June 8, 2018 prior to the production's West Coast Premiere. Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman, Little Dancer features a book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens and music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty. (more...)

Group Rep Brings Neil Simon's RUMORS To Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2018

The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's classic farce RUMORS, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York for the Group Rep. Five neurotic couples gather for a dinner party celebrating one couple's 10th anniversary. The best laid plans go wildly awry when guests arrive early only to discover their host has shot himself, the hostess and servants are missing, and dinner not ready. As confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into farcical hilarity. The play runs June 15 through July 29 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

Brief 5/25: HAIR LIVE!, First Look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - May 25, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: HAIR is NBC's next live musical, get a first look at SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, and more! (more...)

John Cariani, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jessica Fontanta, & Santino Fontana Lead Transport Group's PROMISES, PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Transport Group has announced initial casting for Promises, Promises-its second musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series. The concert stars John Cariani, Donna Lynne Champlin, Jessica Fontanta and Santino Fontana.  (more...)

SOME LIKE IT HOT Musical Adaptation in the Works from Producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, Casey Nicholaw to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

The Shubert Organization and movie/television/theatre producers Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, fresh off their juggernaut NBC television event "Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE," announced today that they have acquired the coveted rights to adapt Some Like It Hot as an all-new musical for the stage from Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios. (more...)

Cast Announced For MAMMA MIA! International Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Full casting has been announced for the sensational feel-good musical MAMMA MIA! which comes to Palace Theatre, Manchester from 3rd - 14th July 2018 as part of its international tour. Shona White (Donna Sheridan), Nicky Swift (Rosie), Helen Anker (Tanya), Tamlyn Henderson (Sam Carmichael), Daniel Crowder (Harry Bright), Matthew Rutherford (Bill Austin), Lucy May Barker (Sophie Sheridan), Phillip Ryan (Sky), Leisha Mollyneaux (Ali), Lottie Henshall (Lisa), Matt Jordan-Pidgeon (Pepper) and Michael Nelson (Eddie) will star in the production. At certain performances the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Natalie Langston. (more...)

Acting Manitou Summer Camp to Welcome Broadway Regulars as Directors and Choreographers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

At Acting Manitou, we work year-round to bring the highest level of talent and leadership to work with our campers. This coming summer we are so excited to be welcoming the following directors and teachers from Broadway who will work full time with our campers in both sessions. (more...)

SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Returns To New York This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

The original producers of Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber & Stoller, Broadway's longest running musical revue, announced today that the show will return to New York this summer following a limited engagement at Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse. Preview performances will begin at New York's Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) on July 6 and opening night is set for July 22. Tickets will go on sale on Monday, March 12 through telecharge.com and the box office will open on June 25. Casting is to be announced. (more...)

REPRISE 2.0 Season Starts with SWEET CHARITY Directed By Kathleen Marshall; VICTOR/VICTORIA and GRAND HOTEL to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 is now announced, presenting a season of three classic American musicals at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, by Marcia Seligson, Producing Artistic Director of the new performing arts organization.  REPRISE 2.0 is partnering with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT), chaired by Brian Kite.  (more...)

Musical Theatre West Announces NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, Kathy Fitzgerald, Eric Sciotto, and More to Star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

What do you get when you mix a cocktail of 21 Gershwin gems, madcap comedy, and show-stopping dance numbers?  It's Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Broadway's 10-Time Tony nominated musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, coming to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center April 6-22.  (more...)

Modern Family Director Joins Neil Meron & Craig Zadan Produced John Gary Project, GAWKER V. THEIL
by TV News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Modern Family director Jason Winer has attached himself to the John Gary penned spec, 'Gawker v. Thiel,' which centers on the fall of the controversial media company and the man that helped bring it down, Variety reports. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company Announces Its 66th Season Of Plays And Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

Lakewood Theatre Company will begin its 66th season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 6, 2018.   (more...)

Lorna Luft Undergoes Successful Brain Surgery to Remove Tumor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Lorna Luft collapsed backstage last week after a concert at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London. The singer, who was having trouble remembering both lyrics and monologues was rushed to the hospital where she has been 'initially diagnosed with a brain tumor' according to her spokesperson, Victoria Varela. (more...)

Stage Door Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of Kevin Black's TIME STEP MARCH
by Carol Kassie - Mar 23, 2018

???????Time Step, award-winning Director/Choreographer Kevin Black's newest creation, will have its World Premiere at Broward Stage Door Theatre on March 30th.  Black, along with Musical Director Ben Bagby have combined their talents to celebrate a unique American dance phenomenon. The production will run through May 6th.   (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Denny Dillon & Stephen Bogardus Will Lead Reading of LUNA AND THE GOLD RIVER DOCKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2018

Luna and the Gold River Docks, a musical by Eric Dietz inspired by the documentary The Whale by Michael Parfit and Suzanne Chisholm, will present a special reading presentation on Friday, March 23 at 2:00pm.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - March 20, 2018
by - Mar 20, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Christian Borle and Laura Michelle Kelly Will Star in Encores! Production of ME AND MY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Me and My Girl, the final production of the Encores! at 25 season at New York City Center will star Christian Borle, Suzzanne Douglas, Mark Evans, Harriet Harris, Edward Hibbert, John Horton, Simon Jones, Laura Michelle Kelly, Lisa O'Hare, Ken Page, and Don Stephenson. (more...)

It's Loverly! Meet the Cast of MY FAIR LADY- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2018

Lincoln Center Theater's upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady is officially in previews! Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Presents KING LEAR Starring George Ball
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

Rubicon Theatre presents a timely and trenchant production of Shakespeare's tragedy KING LEAR as the centerpiece of the company's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Co-Founder James O'Neil, the production features a 20-member cast led by acclaimed actor and company memberGeorge Ball, who has starred in previous Rubicon productions of All My Sons, Man of La Mancha, and Jacques Brel… (New York, L.A., and international companies of the latter). (more...)

Lorna Luft Diagnosed with Brain Tumor After Collapsing Backstage in London
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2018

 Lorna Luft collapsed backstage on Friday after a concert at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in London. (more...)

lene Graff and Nikka Graff Lanzarone Plan Duet Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents ILENE GRAFF and NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE in "Together Again for the First Time" on Friday, July 20, 2018 and Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. Grammy-nominated TV mom ("Mr. Belvedere") and Broadway vet, ILENE GRAFF (Grease, I Love My Wife) and her daughter, Broadway and off-Broadway performer NIKKA GRAFF LANZARONE (Women on the Verge, Chicago, Sweet Charity), are getting together for their first full-length concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. From L.A. to New York, from baby ballet to Broadway premieres, this family will highlight songs and stories that show how those experiences have made their relationship stronger, more fun, more interesting, and generationally challenging. (more...)

Betty Buckley's New Album HOPE Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY has announced the release of her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - today, Friday, June 8. The recording is now available from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats. Buckley is celebrating the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive concert engagement that runs through Saturday, June 9. (more...)

Tony Goldwyn to Star Opposite Uma Thurman in Upcoming Netflix Drama CHAMBERS
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

According to Deadline, Scandal alum Tony Goldwyn has been tapped as a lead opposite Uma Thurman in Chambers, Netflix's upcoming hourlong supernatural drama from Stephen Gaghan and Super Deluxe. (more...)

Group Rep Brings Neil Simon's RUMORS To Lonny Chapman Theatre 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

The Group Rep presents Neil Simon's classic farce RUMORS, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York for the Group Rep. Five neurotic couples gather for a dinner party celebrating one couple's 10th anniversary. The best laid plans go wildly awry when guests arrive early only to discover their host has shot himself, the hostess and servants are missing, and dinner not ready. As confusions and miscommunications mount, the evening spins off into farcical hilarity. The play runs June 15 through July 29 at the Lonny Chapman Theatre in North Hollywood, at the edge of the NoHo Arts District. (more...)

ATF Announces Upcoming Show SOME LOVERS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

The 24th season of the Adirondack Theatre Festival will kick-off on with the romantic musical Some Lovers. The show will open at the Charles R. Wood Theater, located at 207 Glen Street in downtown Glens Falls, June 15th-23rd, with a preview on June 14th. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces The TRU 2018 Tony Award Benefit Party Co-hosted By Tony Winning Producers Pat Flicker Addiss And Ken Waissman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU 2018 Tony Award Benefit Party on Saturday, June 10, 2018 from 7pm to 11pm (or the end of the broadcast) at Jack Doyle's Pub and Restaurant, 240 W. 35th St., NYC. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 17, 2018
by - Jun 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 16, 2018
by - Jun 16, 2018

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

Ali Stroker And Hannah Corneau Join The Cast Of Transport Group's Concert Of PROMISES, PROMISES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Transport Group has announced that additional casting for Promises, Promises-its second musical in this season's Anne L. Bernstein Concert Series-will include Stanley Bahorek (Amazing Grace, Queen of the Mist), Lauren Blackman (Anastasia), Hannah Corneau (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Marc Kudisch (Finding Neverland, Hand to God), Sean Mclaughlin (Hello Dolly), Bruce Sabath (Cagney), Tally Sessions (War Paint), and Ali Stroker (Spring Awakening). (more...)

VIDEO: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the Future of Live Musicals, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

TV, film, and theatre producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have had a big year, having brought one of the most cherished Broadway musicals to living rooms everywhere this spring. Now they are talking all about how they made Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert happen in Deadline's latest edition of Behind the Lens.  (more...)

Erik Lochtefeld Joins Broadway's KING KONG; Additional Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

Producers Carmen Pavlovic (Global Creatures) and Roy Furman have announced additional casting for the new musical King Kong. Joining the previously announced Christiani Pitts, (A Bronx Tale) as Ann Darrow, and Eric William Morris (Mamma Mia!) as Carl Denham, will be Erik Lochtefeld (Misery, Metamorphoses) as Lumpy. (more...)

BWW Interview: Donna McKechnie on Dancing in HALF TIME at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Leigh Scheps - Jun 12, 2018

All Donna McKechnie needs is the music (a mirror) and she'll still dance for you. The 75-year-old is currently starring as Joanne in the original musical, Half Time, at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marcia Seligson Responsibly Reviving REPRISE
by Gil Kaan - Jun 12, 2018

Los Angeles theatre lovers will see the welcomed return of the singularly entertaining Reprise productions, rebooted appropriately as REPRISE 2.0. Headed, as before, by producing artistic director Marcia Seligson, REPRISE 2.0 has already announced their first season, beginning June 20, 2018 with SWEET CHARITY, VICTOR, VICTORIA and GRAND HOTEL. Marcia availed herself from her multi-tasking REPRISE 2.0 duties to chat with me. (more...)

VIDEO: Chatting with Broadway Legend Betty Buckley
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Today, June 1, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with Broadway legend Betty Buckley! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskBettyBWW. (more...)

Betty Buckley to Release New Album HOPE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend BETTY BUCKLEY will release her inspiring and emotionally-compelling new live album Hope - a profound mix of Americana, pop, rock and standards - from Palmetto Records in physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 8. Buckley will celebrate the album at Joe's Pub at the Public in New York with an exclusive four-concert engagement from June 5 to 9. (more...)

Adrian Culver Comes to Feinstein's/54 Below With Special Guest Gilda Wabbit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Adrian Culver, on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 11:30 PM. Adrian kicks off his US and European tour by bringing his cabaret act to Feinstein's/54 Below for the first time. The show spans Weimar-era cabaret songs, well known (and forgotten) Broadway songs, as well as standards all done in his unique and eclectic style. (more...)

Sign-Ups Open for Free Philly POPS Memorial Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2018

The Philly POPS announced today that Memorial Salute - Philadelphia's only concert in honor of Memorial Day - returns to the Mann Center for the Performing Arts on May 26, 2018 and the public may sign-up for FREE tickets. (more...)

Megan Sikora and More Join the Muny's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The Muny announced today its full cast, design and production teams for the theatre's centennial season production of Singin' in the Rain, June 27 - July 3. Joining the previously announced Corbin Bleu (Don Lockwood), Berklea Going (Kathy Selden) and Jeffrey Schecter (Cosmo Brown) are Megan Sikora (Lina Lamont), Jeff McCarthy (R.F. Simpson) and George Merrick (Roscoe Dexter). (more...)

Kelly Clarkson, Sean Hayes, Jack Black, & More Test Pop Culture Knowledge On Red Nose Day Edition of HOLLYWOOD GAME NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

“Hollywood Game Night,” hosted by Emmy Award winner Jane Lynch, will join the Red Nose Day celebration on Thursday, May 24 at 9 p.m. ET/PT with some of the biggest names in entertainment set to prove their pop culture chops. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 25, 2018
by - Apr 25, 2018

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

Carmen Cusack and Laura Bell Bundy Announced for REPRISE 2.0's Summer Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 24, 2018

Casting is announced for two REPRISE 2.0 productions with two Tony Award leading actress nominees: Laura Bell Bundy (Legally Blonde - Tony Nomination, Hairspray, Anger Management) is to play Charity in Sweet Charity, directed and choreographed by three time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall from June 20 to July 1, and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star - Tony Nomination, Wicked) is to play Victoria Grant in Victor/Victoria directed by Richard Israel and choreographed by John Todd from September 5 to 16 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. (more...)

BWW Social: Go Behind The Scenes of MY FAIR LADY's Cast Recording Studio Session Today!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

Go behind the scenes of MY FAIR LADY's cast recording session today on BroadwayWorld's Instagram! Tune in for a loverly behind the scenes look at the cast in action over on BWW's Instagram with Cameron Adams.  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 23, 2018
by - Apr 23, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 23 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Matt Wall Receives the Gypsy Robe for MY FAIR LADY!
by Walter McBride - Apr 21, 2018

My Fair Lady officially opened on Thursday night at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre and BroadwayWorld at the Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance. We're taking you behind the scenes with recipient Matt Wall below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Classic Stage Company Presents Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Doyle and Executive Producer Jeff Griffin, and Transport Group, under the leadership of Jack Cummings III (Artistic Director) and Lori Fineman (Executive Director), present a new production of Tennessee Williams' SUMMER AND SMOKE, directed by Jack Cummings III, Artistic Director of The Transport Group, now in  previews at CSC (136 East 13th Street) for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 20.  Opening night is Thursday, May 3.  The cast of SUMMER AND SMOKE will feature Glenna Brucken (Rosemary), Phillip Clark (Dr. Buchanan), Nathan Darrow (John Buchanan),  Hannah Elless (Nellie Ewell), Elena Hurst (Rosa Gonzales), Marin Ireland (Alma Winemiller), Tina Johnson(Mrs. Bassett), Gerardo Rodriguez (Papa Gonzales), T. Ryder Smith (Reverend Winemiller), Ryan Spahn (Archie Kramer),Jonathan Spivey (Roger Doremus), and Barbara Walsh (Mrs. Winemiller). (more...)

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