Red, Hot and Blue!

Nails Duquesne is a former manicurist turned wealthy widow. She holds a lottery to help her lawyer and pal, Bob Hale, find the lost love of his life. To assist in the search, Nails and her perennial debutantes arrange for the parole of several prison inmates. The leader, Policy Pinkle, is a sentimental jailbird who resents his release from luxurious prison life. The Senate Finance Committee eventually gets involved. The search for a missing heiress includes this plot point: Her identity can only be determined by a waffle iron mark on her behind.

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Goodspeed Opera House

(East Haddam, CT)
PO Box A, 6 Main Street
East Haddam, CT 06423
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017
Best known as the illustrator of the American classic Eloise, Hilary Knight cites the performing arts as the single greatest influence on his life and career. Now for the first time, Knight's life-long love of the theatrical is the subject of a comprehensive exhibition, which has been extended through October 14, 2017 at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Hilary Knight's Stage-Struck World includes original artwork for posters, illustrations for Vanity Fair magazine (where Knight is a contributing editor), Knight's most recent work - three-dimensional portraits in stage-like settings - and costume and set designs for performances and revues that reveal that for Knight, all the world is indeed a stage.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 30, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015
BroadwayWorld has just learned that an Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017
Ghostlight Records has released a special digital only reissue of Cole Porter's You Never Know - the 2001 World Premiere Cast Recording - today, Friday, October 6.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016
An Equity staged reading of "The Book Of Merman", a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as "the Merm", is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter, The York Theatre Company continues their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 14, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016
Participating Red Hot & Blue Restaurant locations are offering the chance to show support of your candidate before the Presidential election! Cast your vote now by ordering either the 'Clinton Chicken' sandwich or the 'Donald Beef' burger between October 11, 2016, and November 8, 2016. The sandwich that is ordered most frequently-before November 9, 2016-will be offered at a special price of $6.99 for the three days of celebration (or mourning) following Election Day.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2019
Celebrating Broadway's legendary Cole Porter! The York Theatre Company launches their 50th Anniversary Season with its acclaimed Musicals in Mufti series celebrating the legendary Broadway composer Cole Porter. The series honors the illustrious songwriter behind such classics as Anything Goes, Kiss Me, Kate, Gay Divorce, Silk Stockings, Red, Hot and Blue, and Can-Can, to name a few.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015
An Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is being held today, October 13, in a private presentation for industry producers and insiders.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016
For three days, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday November 9-11, 2016, Red, Hot & Blue Restaurants in Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey and Virginia are offering veterans, active, inactive or retired servicemen and servicewomen, a free entrée (up to a maximum value of $10) with the purchase two drinks and the purchase of a second entrée of equal or greater value, and with proof of military service. Details are available at: http://www.redhotandblue.com/veterans
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016
Urban Stages has confirmed the line-up for this year's award-winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin tomorrow, Thursday, December 1, and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016
Urban Stages has announced the line-up for this year's Award Winning series, WINTER RHYTHMS 2016, which will begin Thursday, December 1 and will feature some of New York's best musical performances through Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Urban Stages Theatre (259 West 30th Street, just East of 8th Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016
Ovation presents ANYTHING GOES, with Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter, and Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, running 14th December 2016 - 29th January 2017 Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018
San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon (Daren A.C. Carollo and Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Directors), currently celebrating its 25th Anniversary in continuous operation, has announced that the company's 2018 Gala, JUBILATE!, will be headlined by Moon favorite Klea Blackhurst (42nd Street Moon's RED, HOT AND BLUE and CALL ME MADAM) and will feature special guest star Liz Callaway (Broadway's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BABY and MISS SAIGON).
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017
'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017].
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017
True to their Southern roots, all of the Red Hot & Blue Barbecue restaurants across the nation are cooking up their secret and spicy recipe to offer a limited time menu item: Mississippi Hot Catfish Platter. Delicately hand-breaded Delta catfish filets are deep-fried to a crunchy perfection, and coated with the Red Hot & Blue secret blend of spices, hot sauce, and oil. The limited time menu offering includes two Delta catfish filets, speared with crispy, deep-fried pickle chips. Served with fries, creamy cole slaw and garnished with corn muffins. (*Hush puppies may be substituted for corn muffins at some locations.) Red Hot & Blue's Mississippi Catfish is hot-and full of flavor-but, afterall, it ain't called Red HOT & Blue for nothin'!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018
Lyrics take center stage at Quality Hill Playhouse in March as the company pays tribute to two songwriters known for their internal rhymes and worldly wit in the original cabaret revue IT'S DELOVELY: THE WIT OF COLE PORTER AND NOËL COWARD, opening March 2.
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016
Like THE ADDAMS FAMILY before it, the new musical HAZEL is based on a one-panel comic strip, though audiences are bound to be far more familiar with the character's hit TV series.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017
Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018
Jumping genres with ease, Renee Fleming can currently be seen as Nettie Fowler in CAROUSEL, a role that has earned her a Tony nomination. According to OperaWire, the opera superstar now says she has an album in the works that will exclusively feature Broadway tunes. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016
Broadway's award-winning best musical, The Lion King, will welcome Derek Smith, Cameron Pow and Adrienne Walker as Scar, Zazu and Nala, respectively, beginning performances Tuesday, July 5.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017
All of the Red Hot & Blue Barbecue Restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, Texas and Missouri are sliding through the summer season with a new limited time menu item: Sliders! The new Slider Platter includes three popular smoked meat sliders (one tender beef brisket, one delicious pulled pork and one spicy sausage) served with a side of potato salad and a Coke, for only $10. This promotion is available from July 5, 2017 until August 15, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018
Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.    
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017
For a limited time, the Red Hot & Blue BBQ Restaurants in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Missouri, New Jersey and Texas are rallying all rib lovers with a $20 rib special. The Rib Lover's Special includes a full rack of ribs and two side items for only $20. And there has not be a better time to sample the Red Hot & Blue authentic St Louis-cut, Memphis-style ribs than now, as also available for a limited time is a two-bone sampler with the purchase of any sandwich or entrée for only $2.50.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2019
Obie Award winner Metropolitan Playhouse revives Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse's witty and apposite Pulitzer Winner, STATE OF THE UNION.  The limited run from February 8 through March 10, 2019, will be at the Playhouse home at 220 E 4th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018
Red Hot & Blue Restaurants across the country have been ringing in the New Year with 'Ribfest'. Red Hot & Blue's Ribfest celebration has become an annual event - for the month of January each year, a special limited time menu offering featuring Red Hot & Blue's signature, award-winning, hickory-smoked ribs has become a fan favorite. This year's Ribfest celebration includes an offering of a full rack of fall-off-the-bone-tender, St Louis-Style Slab of Hickory-Smoked Ribs with two Southern Side Items for only $19.99. The special-priced Rib Meal is good through February 4, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016
Provincetown Theater's new Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2016 season.  The year will explore a highly adventurous mix of theatre styles including: Shakespearean comedy; the side splitting farce of Oscar Wilde; the ground breaking dramatic work of Eugene O'Neill; the absurdism of Samuel Beckett and a completely re-imagined "A Christmas Carol".  
by Jeffrey Kare - Feb 8, 2016
Coming back to the Durham Performing Arts Center from February 16th-March 20th is the Tony Award winning Broadway musical, THE LION KING! Featuring Ben Lipitz in the role of Pumbaa, a role originated on screen by Ernie Sabella and on Broadway by Tom Alan Robbins.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017
On February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM, conductor Randall  Craig Fleischer leads guest vocalists Debbie Gravitte, Klea Blackhurst, Ron Raines, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter, and John Boswell in a performance of "Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert". Tickets start at $21 ($15 for students), and can be purchased at www.utahsymphony.org or by calling (801) 533-6683.
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016
Klea Blackhurst stars in a new musical inspired by Ted Key's comic and the hit 1960s sitcom.
by Katie Becker - Feb 24, 2018
THE SOUND OF MUSIC National Tour kicked off a three night run in Sioux Falls, SD on Friday night at The Washington Pavilion, with plenty of memorable moments to add to anyone's list of favorite things about this timeless production.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced today the cast and creative team of the world premiere production of the new musical The Sting, based on the 1973 film, and with book by Bob Martin, music and lyrics by Mark Hollmann & Greg Kotis with Harry Connick, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Ethel Merman was a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.' After being discovered by Vinton Freedley as a singer at Brooklyn's Paramount movie theatre, she was signed to star in the Gershwin's new Broadway hit GIRL CRAZY where she stopped the show nightly with her performance of 'I Got Rhythm'.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2018
On this day in 1984, Ethel Merman, a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76. 
by Cary Ginell - Feb 12, 2018
Cole Porter's 'High Society' sparkles with wit, glamour, and music in Musical Theatre Guild's concert version of the 1998 Broadway musical.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017
This weekend, February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM, conductor Randall Craig Fleischer leads guest vocalists Debbie Gravitte, KLea Blackhurst, Ron Raines, Jason Graae, Scott Coulter, and John Boswell in a performance of 'Jerry Herman: The Broadway Legacy Concert'.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015
42nd Street Moon announces FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE, a fundraising gala that will honor Co-Founder and Artistic Director Greg MacKellan, who will complete his 23rd and final season with the company this June. Singer, actress, and veteran Moon performer Klea Blackhurst will serenade patrons in an exclusive concert during the evening. The event also includes cocktails, a live auction, dinner, and a "MoonLight Lounge" with Musical Director Dave Dobrusky and other 42nd Street Moon performers.  Cocktail attire is encouraged. For tickets ($375 - $7500) and more information, the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit 42ndstmoon.org.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016
Ovation presents ANYTHING GOES, with Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter, and Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, running 14th December 2016 - 29th January 2017 Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016
Ovation presents ANYTHING GOES, with Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter, and Book by Guy Bolton, P.G. Wodehouse, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, running 14th December 2016 - 29th January 2017 Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate Village, London.
by Don Grigware - Dec 12, 2018
What a dazzling array of talent (pictured above)! Monday December 10 marked the 25th performance of An Evening of Classic Broadway at Rockwell Table and Stage. For those unfamiliar with this event that meets 5 or 6 times a year, it's a musical evening of Broadway tunes, both familar and lesser known, introduced by producers Dianne Fraser who also performs and accompanist Brad Ellis who serves as musical director and fun narrator par excellence. Joining them this time around are Domonique Paton, Ashley Fox Linton, Shannon Warne, Larry Poindexter, Michael Kastroff, Scoth Ellis Loring and the piece de resistance Queen of Los Angeles Cabaret Andrea Marcovicci. I say are instead of were because, due to popular demand, this particular show is having a second performance on Wednesday December 19 once again at Rockwell with most of the cast intact.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017
Join Rebecca and David Hershkowitz as they journey to a 'brand new world' in Goodspeed's reinvented Rags. Original creators Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz have teamed up with David Thompson, who has adapted Joseph Stein's book, to rework this timely and inspiring piece.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017
The Colony Theatre in Burbank has announced a four-performance run of I'd Enjoy Being a Girl … On Broadway! from September 14-17. Starring Mark C. Reis, the show is directed by Michele Lynch and features choreography by Lisa Mandel and musical direction by Scott Harlan.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017
'People will say we're in love' with this wild western cast of Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved Oklahoma! Having directed last summer's hit Bye Bye Birdie Jenn Thompson returns to The Goodspeed to take on the show that changed American musicals forever. For the first time at Goodspeed, this country classic will welcome city slickers, cowboys and everyone in between! So kick up your boots and join us for this lively and legendary musical which runs July 14-September 23 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn [Official Press Opening will be August 2, 2017].
by Don Grigware - Apr 14, 2016
On Tuesday April 12 I eagerly returned to Rockwell Table and Stage for the third time to see An Evening of Classic Broadway. The show comes to Rockwell for one evening every couple of months. Why do I keep coming back? Produced by Dianne Fraser and musically directed by extraordinarily talented Brad Ellis ... and with a bevy of great singers on board, it's guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment, and it incorporates Broadway standards both classic and contemporary. If that isn't enough, the structure is laid back and spontaneous, allowing one to sit back, relax and just savor the sounds.