Saturday Night

Based on the play Front Porch in Flatbush by Julius J. Epstein and Philip G. Epstein

Sondheim. Signature’s Signature. Stephen Sondheim’s hidden gem Saturday Night (1953) is a Signature special concert event that will play for four performances only. Unproduced for almost 45 years, Saturday Night is the first musical Mr. Sondheim ever wrote. This romantic comedy surges with the composer’s unique musical voice and sophisticated lyrics. On the eve of the 1929 stock market crash, a group of Brooklyn boys despair their dateless Saturday nights. One of them dreams of Manhattan society life and hatches a get rich quick scheme which ultimately backfires. Features gems such as “Saturday Night,” “So Many People” and “What More Do I Need?”

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O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts

( Chicago, IL)
1145 W. Wilson
Chicago, IL
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by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Young Broadway Actress Laurel Griggs Has Passed Away.
by TV Scoop - Nov 8, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 11/8-11/15, airing on NBC on Friday, November 8, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
The unprecedented success - and longevity - of Scott Siegel's BROADWAY UNPLUGGED is due to the hunger of theater audiences for the authentic experience of Broadway show music, performed from the soul, not from a soundboard. Every year, Siegel collects a cast of extraordinary entertainers who have the vocal chops and the talent to perform in a large hall and let their voices soar with a thrilling excitement. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
On Saturday night, Dallas leaders, philanthropists and lovers of the arts came together to celebrate the magic of musical theatre at the 2019 DSM Gala – An Evening with the Best of Broadway presented by PNC.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
The goal of reaching the $6 million mark in its ongoing battle against Parkinson's disease starts officially getting more reachable SATURDAY (Nov. 9) AT NOON, when tickets go on sale for LIGHT OF DAY WINTERFEST 2020: THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
NBC is sledding into the holiday season with lineup full of spectacular perennial and annual specials that accentuate an 'Oh, What Fun' spirit only a broadcast network can bring into the most festive months of the year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
There's no place more magical Elvis Presley's Graceland  in Memphis at Christmastime. Recently nominated as one the Best Holiday Historic Home Tours in USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards, Graceland celebrates the Christmas season this year with two festive holiday events.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Today, American rock & roll mainstay Beach Slang debut gritty new song 'Tommy In The 80s' with a Consequence of Sound “Origins” feature, strutting a classic crunching hard rock sound infused with sweet melodicism and energetic horns. Beach Slang recently announced their most accomplished new album to date The Deadbeat Bang of Heartbreak City due out January 10 on Bridge Nine Records, featuring special guest bassist: Tommy Stinson of The Replacements. The band kicks off a national fall tour with Goo Goo Dolls tomorrow, November 8 in Kalamazoo.
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2019
Jenny Slate talks about her recent engagement and her new book, Little Weirds.
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2019
Jim Gaffigan talks about playing a widower on Light From Light, and his issue with all parades, and rails against marching bands.
by Stage Tube - Nov 7, 2019
Musical guest MUNA performs 'Number One Fan' for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The Boys are Back in Town! Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown welcomes back THE JERSEY TENORS, America's hottest rock/opera mash-up singing group.
by Greer Firestone - Nov 7, 2019
The year is 1960. The place is Aldersgate Church Canteen on a Saturday night. Springer Jr. High student Greer Firestone is in attendance along with most of his classmates. #1. The DJ intones 'ladies choice' and spins a?oeWill You Still Love Me Tomorrowa?? by The Shirelles. #2. The girls swarm to form a line in front of Firestone in faint hopes of being enraptured by his rakish, boyish charm.
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 7, 2019
'Slay it With Music In Concert' played to an ample house to benefit the INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE, a global humanitarian aid, relief, and development nongovernmental organization founded by, get this, Albert FREEKIN Einstein (His actual full name lambkins... j/k). The IRC provides emergency aid and long-term assistance to refugees and those displaced by war, persecution, or natural disaster.
by Jeffrey Scott - Nov 7, 2019
Before getting to the review, allow me to write in full disclosure: Approximately a?' of my viewing enjoyment of this production was usurped due to the fact that there was an elderly gentleman having issues with his hearing devices and the one-act that developed in trying to assist him. The billowing and flustering and seat-switching that was going on with the 'annoyed and put-off' audience members added with the bumbling and fumbling of the Front Of-House staff that tried to assist him was, to say the least, amazingly distracting. Mind you, I was equally disappointed in the 50'something crowd expressing their irritation as I was with the lack of decorum from the staff. To the FOH staff, may I highly suggest to have a workshop on working with seniors before, during, and after a performance and allow for all scenarios that may come up during their visit. To the 50'something crowd...we will sometime (soon) be the age of that senior gentlemen, may we remember that and put forth the energy of how we wish to be treated during our twilight years. Seniors deserve our utmost respect!
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
It's a 40/50 year! Seven-time Grammy® winner Paul Winter is busy planning his 40th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration at New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine as the Paul Winter Consort also celebrates its 50th anniversary year.
by Michael Rabice - Nov 7, 2019
Starring Buffalo concluded it's 3 performances of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on Saturday night. The visiting Broadway artists included Matt Doyle as Seymour, Lindsay Nicole Chambers as Audrey and Brandon Espinoza as the Dentist. Artistic Director Drew Fornarola has announced EVITA as the spring of 2020 staged musical concert. Casting will be announced in the new year. The company is using Shea's 710 Theatre this season, after it's inaugural season at Rockwell Hall last year presenting THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME. The touring cast of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY was also in town and joined in to celebrate.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2019
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway Records will release Randy Rainbow: Hey Gurl, It's Christmas! tomorrow, November 8, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 6, 2019
Spencer Day Wraps Up Shows at The Green Room 42 with Preview of New Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
According to Deadline, Elaine May is returning to film directing!
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Deadline reports that Jason Sudeikis and Evangeline Lilly will star in upcoming action thriller 'Till Death.' Aharon Keshales directs.
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019
Michael Kelly talks about meeting John Krasinski and Emily Blunt for the first time, riding his bike in New York City and visiting CIA headquarters.
by Stage Tube - Nov 6, 2019
Sinéad Burke talks about attending the Met Gala and landing the cover of British Vogue, blogging about fashion and having a mannequin made from a mold of her body.
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Two commentator teams comprised of talented and authentic voices from ESPN's college football and NFL rosters will call ABC and ESPN's 22-game schedule during the XFL's 2020 season, beginning with the premiere telecast on ABC, SATURDAY, FEB. 8 (2:00-5:00 p.m. EST). All ABC and ESPN games will be streamed live on the ESPN App.
by TV Scoop - Nov 6, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 11/6-11/13, airing on NBC on Wednesday, November 6, 2019!
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019
Gloria Steinem talks about her new book, modern feminism and going undercover at the Playboy Mansion.
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019
Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson and Tariq 'Black Thoughta?? Trotter talk about how they first met, covering music history in Hip Hop: The Songs That Shook America and Questlove's obsession with horrible music.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) is known for its high-quality Broadway musical performances but its Monday night concert series, produced in partnership with TAD Management, has been bringing concert-goers to the theatre for almost a decade.
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2019
Musical guest Wilco performs 'Love Is Everywhere (Beware)' for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
With 200 singers, dancers and musicians donning 6,000 costumes under a winter wonderland of falling snow and singing more than 45 holiday songs, The Magic of Christmas starring The Young Americans (www.YoungAmericans.org) returns to the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, December 6 a?" 15. The Young Americans performance company tour the world bringing the performing arts into schools to empower and inspire entire communities. In a limited engagement, three international touring casts along with students from the Corona, CA-based, fully accredited, The Young Americans College of Performing Arts come together to stage the high-energy The Magic of Christmas, Southern California's longest-running holiday extravaganza.
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Variety reports that SNL icon Kate McKinnon has joined an upcoming series adaptation of podcast 'Joe Exotic.'
by TV News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Family entertainment network BYUtv today announced its 2019 schedule of original holiday programming filled with stars and iconic holiday moments: 'Together for Christmas.' This year's programming includes an exclusive holiday concert starring Emmy®, Grammy®, Oscar® and Tony® award-winning singer John Legend; the 90-minute version of the 16th annual 'Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir' featuring Emmy and Tony award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth; the long-awaited movie adaptation of the New York Times bestselling novel 'Christmas Jars'; an immersive celebration of the longest running American production of 'The Nutcracker'; Christmas specials from several of BYUtv's hit shows, including a guest appearance by Emmy-nominated Will Forte on 'Show Offs' and parodies of classic holiday films on the viral sketch comedy hit 'Studio C'; and others.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
As expected, Harry Styles took to social media to announce details of his second solo album “Fine Line.” The former One Direction star's album will be released on Friday, December 13.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Launching Chiswick Playhouse's inaugural season, from 30th October to 30th November, is the UK premiere of the revamped, brand-new version of I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change. After playing over 5,000 performances off-Broadway, this hilarious and poignant musical comedy was substantially re-written in 2018 to reflect the challenges facing the romantics of today. It is now presented for the first time in the UK with a stellar West End cast and direction from Charlotte Westenra (Kiss of the Spiderman, Donmar Warehouse; Frost/Nixon, Michael Grandage Company as Associate Director).
by TV Scoop - Nov 4, 2019
Get all the scoop on Upcoming Guests on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS, 11/4-11/11, airing on NBC on Monday, November 4, 2019!
by TV Scoop - Nov 4, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of BLESS THE HARTS, airing on FOX on Sunday, November 10, 2019!
by Bobby Patrick - Nov 4, 2019
We are certain this next chapter will yield even more hilarity for our generations' Erma Bombeck and we can't wait Sweeney has added another show at Joe's Pub next Sunday, November 10 (see link in the review) And you should definitely put on your pumps and take the ride downtown my dearlings because Bobby gives Julia Sweeney a most solid 4 out of 5 Rainbows.
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
The Virginia Film Festival made another serious  Autumn splash in Central Virginia last weekend, entertaining, challenging, and delighting enthusiastic audiences in Charlottesville with a deep and diverse program that combined projected award season favorites with new discoveries with features, documentaries, and shorts from around the world a?" and welcoming more than 100 filmmakers to share their work, their stories, and their inspiration
by Stage Tube - Nov 3, 2019
During last night's episode of Saturday Night Live, the show's iconic political cold open tackled Elizabeth Warren this time.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
John Mulaney is an Emmy Award winning writer and comedian. He recently toured the United States with, Kid Gorgeous, which was also released as a Netflix Special in May 2018 and won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in a Variety Special. Additionally, he has hosted SNL twice, in April 2018 and March 2019. Previously, John starred in the Broadway hit, Oh, Hello on Broadway alongside Nick Kroll. He can most recently be heard in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse which won the Golden Globe for best Animated Feature Film.
by Cindy Marcolina - Nov 11, 2019
Kelli O'Hara was briefly back to London on Sunday the 10th for a two-show day at Cadogan Hall. The last time the city embraced her was in the guise of Anna in The King and I at the Palladium, which marked her West End debut and the chance for audiences over the pond to appreciate a performer who's been making waves in the US since the start of her career. Her comeback saw two solo concerts that blew the roof off the Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Amas Musical Theatre, (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) presents a developmental reading of Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets, The Musical, by Wendy Ann Gardner. This new musical based on the popular Naughty Naughty Pets franchise featured on Cartoon Network, with books published by Disney's Hyperion Books for Children features an award-winning cast.
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS, IATSE Local 706) has announced nominations for the 7th Annual MUAHS Guild Awards honoring outstanding achievements in make-up and hair styling in motion pictures, television, commercials and live theater. Winners will be honored at the black-tie gala on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live. Today's announcement was made by MUAHS President Julie Socash.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
Laughing Matters, Atlanta's longest running entertainment and education company, have been tapped by the Dave & Buster's Marietta location to bring murder mystery dinner theater to their guests. Performances will take place in D&B's private dining room. Shows will be performed every Saturday night at 7:30PM starting Saturday, November 30. Shows will have a six (6) week run and be performed by some of the top Atlanta area comedic talent. Directing the shows will be Tommy Futch - the owner of Laughing Matters.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019
SHAKE RATTLE & ROLL runs every Saturday Night, 52 weeks a year and is the longest running Dueling Pianos show in NYC history (now in its TENTH record-breaking year!)
by Steve Wilson - Nov 10, 2019
If your washer and dryer sing to you it may be a bad reaction to medication or you may be at the wonderfully humorous and thought-provoking musical production of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, which opened Saturday night November 9 at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in Overland Park. The Spinning Tree Theatres Kansas City premiere, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and music by Jeanine Tesori, runs through November 24. Spinning Tree Artistic Director Michael Grayman-Parkhurst directs this musical incorporating blues, Motown, Jewish melodies, and folk music.
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2019
Timothée Chalamet talks about his past Halloween costumes, working with Joel Edgerton on The King and bonding with his Little Women castmates.
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2019
Musical guest Miranda Lambert performs 'Mess with My Head' for Late Night with Seth Meyers.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet returns to The Soraya this holiday season with three performances of the classic ballet, The Nutcracker, on December 7 & 8. With Tchaikovsky's original music, this storybook production, choreographed by ASFB executive director Jean-Phillippe Malaty and artistic director Tom Mossbrucker, is set in the Victorian era, beginning with the resplendent party and concluding with the fantastical scenes in the second act centered around a bright and colorful carousel.