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Romance / Romance - 1988 - Broadway

Romance/Romance is a musical with a book and lyrics by Barry Harman and music by Keith Herrmann.



The show is composed of two acts linked only by the common theme of love and one song performed in both acts. The first, The Little Comedy, is based on a short story by Arthur Schnitzler and explores the budding relationship between two people who have adopted personas other than their own. Set in late 19th century Vienna, it focuses on Josefine, a demimonde weary of the social life provided by her upper class lovers, and wealthy playboy Alfred, who has tired of a seemingly endless round of inconsequential affairs. She assumes the guise of a working class woman, while he pretends to be a struggling poet, and the two meet while enjoying their new identities. Whether or not they can survive a weekend in the country with their usually glamorous trappings replaced by inedible food, bad wine, swarming insects, and total boredom is the question to be answered.

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Hayes Theatre

(New York, NY)
240 West 44th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2020
Get your fall off to a spooky start with Thrappo's clever new audio drama 'Hanukkah Haunting.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
Casting is announced for the musical 'tick, ticka?? Boom!' by Jonathan Larson, directed by Guy Retallack, at The Bridge House Theatre SE20 from Monday 30 September - Sunday 27 October.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
The Episcopal Actors' Guild will present the world premiere of Fashion Victims, two short one-act plays by Richard Alleman that take on the wicked wacky world of la mode. One tracks the struggles of a young woman on the way up; the other catches a legend headed in the opposite direction.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Gingold Theatrical Group continues the 14th Season of Project Shaw, Art as Activism: A Theatrical Survival Guide, a special series of evenings of plays that embrace human rights and free speech. All of GTG's programming, inspired by the works of George Bernard Shaw, are designed to provoke peaceful discussion and activism.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018
Have you ever had friends who were more like family? The ones that knew everything about you, loved you anyway and gave you strength when you had none?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has shifted how the Broadway and Off-Broadway community produces new work but that's not slowing down the team behind Off-Broadway's Good Morning New York.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Mark Petty of the transatlantic writing team of Anderson & Petty will be presenting an evening of his collaborations as part of Kieran Brown's 'Sunday Night Socials' at The Union Theatre this Sunday 10th November at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
Weathervane Theatre in Whitefield, NH has appointed Ethan Paulini as Producing Artistic Director. Paulini served as Acting Co-Artistic Director during the 2018 53rd Season. He began as a member of the AEA Acting Company in 2012 and has also served as director of the intern program.
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to the Fox Cities at Fox Cities P.A.C. next month. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
by Kay Kudukis - May 23, 2019
The Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep), now settled into its newly renovated 210 seat playhouse in Cathedral City, has announced it will remain open throughout the hot summer months to present an exciting line-up of one night only summer performances beginning in June, 2019.
by Jessica Crowe - Mar 7, 2019
The title of Oyster Mill Playhouse's next production, Romance/Romance, is reflected in one of its two featured couples, real-life spouses Alexis and Paul Neel. In the musical's second act, the two portray Monica and Sam, long-time best friends who discover a growing romantic attraction, despite each being married to another...
by Stephi Wild - Mar 3, 2020
Today's top stories: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? begins previews tonight, and more!
by Ben Rimalower - Mar 2, 2020
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser about her 1996 album 'A New York Romance.' They also discuss Rusty Magee, James Taylor, Benjamin Dreyer, Bill Finn, 'In Trousers,' 'March of the Falsettos,' 'The Music Man,' Rebecca Luker, Oliver, Eydie Gormé, 'My Fair Lady,' Harry Nilsson, John Cameron Mitchell, Stephen Trask, Bernadette Peters, 'Gigi,' Mary Testa, Annie Golden, Daisy Eagan, Laura Nyro, Linda Rondstadt, Michael John LaChiusa, 'First Daughter Suite,' Elvis Costello, Aaron Mark, Rammstein, Patty Darcy, and Lena Horne. Alison has appeared in numerous Broadway shows, including 'The Secret Garden' and 'Romance/Romance,' both of which earned her Tony nominations. She also appeared alongside Patti LuPone in the 2008 revival of 'Gypsy.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
The Crazy Coqs Presents continues its season of new shows, each with a different musical theme, presented by lyricist Mark Robert Petty with Musical Direction by Henry Brennan.
by Jessica Crowe - Mar 10, 2019
The universal language of love and its many complex facets are the central theme of 'Romance, Romance'. This musical is actually two miniature musicals linked together by romance and a song full of longing called 'It's Not Too Late'...
by Ben Rimalower - Mar 1, 2019
Okay, this week, I only have to throw out two CDs, but it hurts! I'll never forget May 31, 1992--the 46th Annual Tony Awards. I had just turned 16 and was eagerly tuning in to absorb the Broadway of it all. I didn't really know much about any of the shows, other than that friends and family in New York had flipped for Guys And Dolls and that my parents had loved an earlier incarnation of Jelly's Last Jam when it played the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Glenn Close was hosting and Patti LuPone was presenting and I was not moving from my seat on the couch until I had a ranked list of the shows I wanted to see when I got to New York to visit my grandparents for Thanksgiving.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2020
The Episcopal Actors' Guild (EAG) presents a one-night-only online benefit reading of Richard Alleman's award-winning dystopian drama Adrift, June 11, at 7:00 P.M. (EDT).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2020
The Board of Directors of Theatre Odyssey announce the election of Bob Trisolini as a Director Emeritus of the company. Bob joins company Founder Tom Aposporos, Preston Boyd, and Dan Higgs in this new position.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today that Robbie Simpson (Afterglow, 'Dietland') will complete the cast for the New York premiere of PARADISE LOST.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019
The Kleban Foundation has announced the recipients of the 29th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. The judges declared a tie in the most promising musical theatre lyricist category between Sarah Hammond and Shaina Taub. The Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Charlie Sohne. The 2019 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 4, 2018, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020
Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today that the New York premiere of Paradise Lost will extend due to popular demand. Originally scheduled to conclude its run on Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, Paradise Lost will now play an additional week, through Sunday, March 1, 2020. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Written by award-winning playwright Tom Dulack (Incommunicado, Kennedy Center Prize for New American Drama; Road to Damascus) and directed by Michael Parva (Irena's Vow, Martin Luther on Trial), PARADISE LOST just opened last night, January 22, at Theatre Three at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) for a run through Sunday, February 23, 2020. Tickets are on sale now at www.FPAtheatre.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Written by award-winning playwright Tom Dulack (Incommunicado, Kennedy Center Prize for New American Drama; Road to Damascus) and directed by Michael Parva (Irena's Vow, Martin Luther on Trial), performances of PARADISE LOST begin on Wednesday, January 15, with opening night set for Wednesday, January 22, at Theatre Three at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) for a run through Sunday, February 23, 2020. Tickets are on sale now at www.FPAtheatre.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2019
Co-Producers Tom Vitorino and Alice L. Walker (Thursday Night Theater Club), have signed acclaimed director/actor, Robyn Cohen for The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance at The El Portal Theatre MainStage.  Both Vitorino and Walker are thrilled to have Robyn Cohen at the helm directing their cast of twelve. This will be her second time to direct with Thursday Night Theater Club.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020
Today's top stories: My Name is Lucy Barton officially opens tonight, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019
We are pleased to announce the winners for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and voted on by you - the local theatergoers!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 5, 2019
The annual KLEBAN PRIZE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE presentation took place Monday, February 4 at ASCAP, 250 W. 57th Street. Broadway's legendary musical theater creators and up-and-comers alike, came out to honor this year's three prize winners, perform some of their material, and present the prizes at a reception hosted by ASCAP and BMI.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
'Romance Romance' is the Tony Award nominated Broadway show as smart as it is cute and now, Above The Stag's reimagining of this critically lauded show brings it tantalisingly up to speed with our changing times .
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Barrow Street Theatricals announced today the rotating cast of guest actors through the beginning of March for the American premiere of the Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre production of NASSIM by celebrated Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (White Rabbit Red Rabbit), featuring direction by Omar Elerian. Joining the production will be:
by Michael Dale - Feb 1, 2019
With a proliferation of pimps, drug dealers and muggers saturating Times Square, business on Broadway was struggling during much of the 1970s, with theatres frequently left empty for long stretches and shows that didn't receive enthusiastic praise from the critics usually shutting down quickly.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Alison Fraser and Jay O Sanders have been selected to receive the 2018 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation.  The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area, will be presented at Actors' Equity Association's Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 pm on Monday January 28, 2019 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street in New York.  The announcement was made by Judy Rice, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2018
Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for its highly anticipated return to Dallas, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals and Broadway Across America at The Music Hall at Fair Park December 19 through January 6.
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018
There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018
It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Fellowship for Performing Arts announced today complete casting for the New York premiere of PARADISE LOST, written by award-winning playwright Tom Dulack (Incommunicado, Kennedy Center Prize for New American Drama; Road to Damascus) and directed by Michael Parva (Irena's Vow, Martin Luther on Trial). Performances begin on Wednesday, January 15, with opening night set for Wednesday, January 22, at Theatre Three at Theatre Row (410 W. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036) for a run through Sunday, February 23, 2020. Tickets are on sale now at www.FPAtheatre.com.
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018
There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Palm Springs Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
The Cape Playhouse at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts announces complete casting for their upcoming production of the murder mystery play Deathtrap.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
The critics are here! Deathtrap is now playing at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts. Directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, performances are scheduled from August 21 - 31 at the historic venue on Cape Cod to wrap up its 93rd season. Find out what critics thought.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 28, 2020
Christopher Denny helps the artists in need with an online class.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019
Deathtrap is now playing at the Cape Cod Center for the Arts. Directed by Tony and Drama Desk Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, performances are scheduled from August 21 - 31 at the historic venue on Cape Cod to wrap up its 93rd season.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
Today (August 20) in live streaming: Ahrens & Flaherty visit Stars in the House, Theatre for One: Here We Are, and so much more!
by Student Blogger: Bella Bosco - Aug 18, 2020
I am very excited about todaya??s post because it's about one of the most important kinds of relationships any student in musical theatre can have--their voice teacher. I'm so proud to introduce BroadwayWorld readers to my remarkable voice teacher, Jeremy Powell.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2020
Cape May Stage will present a virtual reading of Adrift by Richard Alleman and directed by Anthony Newfield, streaming on Cape May Stage's Virtual Theater page and on Cape May Stage's Facebook page on August 20th at 6:00 PM (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2020
For the 105th Kritzerland show Kritzerland is staying home. Rather than miss the May show, Kritzerland will be doing the show on Facebook and YouTube on Sunday May 3rd at 5:00pm PST/8:00 EST.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
Southern California's 3-D Theatricals' 3D+U has announced its WEDNESDAY LINE-UP. The spotlight is on YOU and we can get through this together. Being socially distant may be the biggest role you will ever have to play. Let's come together while being apart with workshops, workouts, classes and talkbacks. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019
Today The Cape Playhouse announced principal casting for the theatre's historic 93rd season, which includes an impressive list of Broadway and television stars.