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54 Charles Street
Boston, MA

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Alice Ripley, Taylor Trensch and Andy Mientus to Sing the Songs of Rufus Wainwright at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 54 Sings Rufus Wainwright on Sunday, October 1st, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Jessica Molaskey to Sing PORTRAITS OF JONI at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Jessica Molaskey, the acclaimed actress and singer, will present the concert Portraits of Joni - to celebrate the new album from Ghostlight Deluxe - at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, September 18 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Hal Prince to Chat, Sign New Memoir SENSE OF OCCASION at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome legendary producer and director Harold Prince to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, Sense of Occasion, on Tuesday, September 12th at 4:00pm. (more...)

BC/EFA's 2017 Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Opens Pre-Bidding for Walk-On Roles, Signed Memorabilia & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The ultimate Broadway treasure hunt is only three weeks away, and you can get a jump start now on finding unique theatrical collectables and extraordinary experiences. Pre-bidding opens today on dozens of auction items available at the 31st Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Norbert Leo Butz and More Coming Up This Month at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre  box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

Kyle Riabko to Release Fan-Inspired RICHARD RODGERS REIMAGINED Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release Richard Rodgers Reimagined from Kyle Riabko in all formats on Friday, October 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Beowulf Boritt Pays 'Hidden' Tribute to Original Designers in PRINCE OF BROADWAY Sets
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 5, 2017

Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt wanted to evoke and pay homage to all the original set designers of Hal Prince's iconic shows. To that end, he hid the names of those original designers within each scene's design. (more...)

Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Cafe Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Optimists: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, September 26-30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH, Premiering This Week at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione's Flight of the Monarch from September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

WAISTWATCHERS THE MUSICAL Returns to Sacramento, 10/18-11/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

After last summer's successful runs in Sacramento, Walnut Creek, and San Jose, Alan Jacobson's WaistWatchers The Musical! returns to the 24th Street Theatre in Sacramento October 18-November 19, 2017. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 9/12/2017 - 9/19/2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 9/12/2017 - 9/19/2017. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Neglected Musicals Announces ME & MY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2017

Neglected Musicals will present ME & MY GIRL at Hayes Theatre Co from Wednesday 25 October. Directed by Trevor Ashley, this West End and Broadway hit of the 1980's will be the first time the musical has been performed in Australia for over 20 years Winner of two Olivier Wards and three Tony's, ME & MY GIRL is set the late 1930s and tells the story of an unapologetically unrefined cockney gentleman named Bill Snibson, who learns that he is the 14th heir to the Earl of Hareford. Featuring the popular musical numbers Lambeth Walk, Leaning on Lamppost and Me & My Girl. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 15th, 2017: Roundabout's TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Begins Previews and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 15, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: TOO HEAVY FOR YOUR POCKET Begins Previews at Roundabout and More! (more...)

PBS Announces Airdates for Broadway's FALSETTOS, INDECENT, HOLIDAY INN & More!
by TV News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

This fall, PBS brings viewers broadcast premieres of Broadway's best every Friday night, beginning October 20 with a GREAT PERFORMANCES special, She Loves Me, starring Laura Benanti, Zachery Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel. On October 27, LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's FALSETTOS, set amidst the emerging AIDS crisis, takes an alternately comic and poignant look at a modern family. (more...)

It's Coronation Day! Disney's FROZEN Pre-Broadway Engagement Opens Tonight in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

It's coronation day! Tonight is opening night for Disney's Frozen's pre-Broadway engagement, playing through October 1, 2017 at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

New Faces, New Flubs! THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG to Welcome New Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

A new school year is beginning at Cornley University this fall as the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Mischief Theatre's The Play That Goes Wrong, which has inexplicably become longest-running play currently on Broadway, welcomes a new company beginning Tuesday, September 19th. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eden Espinosa, Mark Umbers, Damian Humbley and More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances run now through October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the star-studded cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Step Inside Rehearsals for MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Huntington
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2017-2018 season with the legendary musical Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim. Director Maria Friedman will recreate her critically celebrated West End production for Boston audiences. Performances run now through October 15, 2017 at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre. Step inside the rehearsal room with the cast and creative team in the video below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Star and Recording Artist Morgan James
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 11, 2017

On Monday, September 11, Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Morgan James. For the episode, James shares her story of first moving to New York City to attend the Julliard School as a voice major. Attending Julliard had been a life-long dream and when she was wait listed, she had to get creative in order to make her admission a reality. After graduating and deciding to pursue a career in musical theater, James struggled to find work and had to figure out how she best fit into 'the business.' (more...)

Alex Brightman, Colton Ryan, Will Roland, and More Take the Stage Tonight in LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI on Monday, September 11th at 9:30pm with a cast featuring 2016 Tony nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), and Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen), among others. (more...)

Photo Flash: FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH Makes World Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione's Flight of the Monarch from September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. (more...)

Photo Flash: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Led by the original Broadway powerhouse team, including ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Denis Jones, and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Brian Hemesath (PBS's 'Sesame Street', NBC's 'SNL'), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, a loving throwback to the classic American musical, makes its Regional Premiere at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The production opened last night, August 30, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the festivities below! (more...)

Michael Feinstein & Betty Buckley, Norbert Leo Butz, Christine Ebersole and More Set for September at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

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

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes CATS Star Tyler Hanes
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 30, 2017

On Wednesday, August 30, Theater People podcast welcomes CATS star Tyler Hanes. Since making his Broadway debut as a teenager in 2002's OKLAHOMA, Hanes has racked up nine Broadway credits including HAIRSPRAY, THE BOY FROM OZ, SWEET CHARITY, A CHORUS LINE, and ON THE TOWN. (more...)

BWW TV: Get A First Look at Marriott Theatre's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS now on stage at the Mariott Theatre in Chicago! (more...)

Photo Flash: Shaken Not Stirred Players Celebrate 2nd Gala Opening at New Gateway Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

It was another sold-out weekend of gala performances at the new Gateway Playhouse in Somers Point, NJ, when The Shaken Not Stirred Players performed their highly anticipated return of 'Broadway By Request.' Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief August 28th, 2017: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Heads to Atlanta, THE LIGHTNING THIEF Cast Reunite, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 28, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Jessie Mueller, Randy Rainbow and more head to Atlanta today for CONCERT FOR AMERICA and Off-Broadway's THE LIGHTNING THIEF cast reunite for a concert and album signing tonight! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Led by the original Broadway powerhouse team, including ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Denis Jones, and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Brian Hemesath (PBS's 'Sesame Street', NBC's 'SNL'), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, a loving throwback to the classic American musical, makes its Regional Premiere at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, currently in previews for an opening August 30, and running through October 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Retrospective: How PRINCE OF BROADWAY Finally Landed at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
by Kerry Breen - Aug 27, 2017

As PRINCE OF BROADWAY opens at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, take a look back at its complicated road to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at ENCORE THEATRE Thru Aug 27
by Anton Anderssen - Aug 26, 2017

Now on stage at the Encore Theatre is the musical '9 to 5.' I'd love to invite you to enjoy seeing this show, but due to its overwhelming popularity, it's completely sold out. The only possible way to get tickets is if there are cancellations. This is a smash hit for Encore Theatre, and of course, everything they do is performed to perfection. You are best off buying a season ticket so you can always see their shows. (more...)

Tap-Happy DAMES AT SEA to Open Greater Boston Stage Company's 18th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Greater Boston Stage Company opens its 18th Season with the tap-happy Broadway musical Dames at Sea. Directed and choreographed by Elliot Norton and IRNE Award-winner Ilyse Robbins, performances run September 7 - 24, 2017. (more...)

Our Ears Are Burning! HADESTOWN Live Cast Recording Sets Fall Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Producers Mara Isaacs and Dale Franzen, and Brian Joosten from Warner Music Group, in collaboration with Ghostlight Records, will release the cast album for the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical Hadestown, recorded live during the original run of the show. (more...)

Julia Mattison, New Writers Series, Betty Buckley and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Celebrates The Great Characters, Stories and Themes Nurtured By Harold Prince
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2017

Harold Prince, who has been honored with 21 Tony Awards for his seven decades of achievements as a Broadway producer and director, did not write one word nor compose one note of the 17 musicals represented in the enrapturing new revue that bears his name. (more...)

Hey, Old Friend... Hal Prince Alumni Salute a Broadway Legend!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

It's almost Prince time! Later today, Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, will open at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017. (more...)

Don't Shoot Your Eye Out! FOX Launches Nationwide Search for 'Ralphie' in A CHRISTMAS STORY LIVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A nationwide digital casting call is underway for 'Ralphie Parker,' the lead character in FOX's live musical production of A CHRISTMAS STORY airing Sunday, Dec. 17 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Alex Brightman, Colton Ryan and More to Sing the Songs of Drew Gasparini at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present LET'S DRINK TO THAT: THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI on Monday, September 11th at 9:30pm with a cast featuring 2016 Tony nominee Alex Brightman (School of Rock), Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), and Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen), among others. (more...)

Daniel Quadrino, Dave Thomas Brown, Christiana Perrault, and More Join 54 Sings Ingrid Michaelson
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Nicholas Barasch, Dave Thomas Brown, Max Chernin, Kaitlyn Frank, Julia Hines, Peter LaPrade, Natalia Lepore, Jude McCormick, Jennafer Newberry, Christiana Perrault, and Daniel Quadrino have joined the cast of 54 Sings Ingrid Michaelson at Feinstein's/54 Below on Monday, September 4th at 9:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Sings Stellar Sondheim/Britney Spears Mashup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

As part of Mary-Mitchell Campbell's concert last night at Feinstein's/54 Below, Jonathon Groff (Hamilton, Spring Awakening) performed an amazing mashup of Britney Spears and Stephen Sondheim songs, arranged by Campbell herself. Check it out below! (more...)

She's a Hard Habit to Break! Star to Perform 800th Show in LATE NITE CATECHISM at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

She's a hard habit to break: City Theatre presents the original Late Nite Catechism, the hit one-nun comedy that first took the South Side by storm over 12 years ago. (more...)

For the First Time in Costume! Costumes Revealed for Disney's FROZEN, Performances Begin Tonight in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

This morning, EW.com debuted the first look at Frozen stars Caissie Levy (Elsa) and Patti Murin (Anna) with Jelani Alladin (Kristoff) and John Riddle (Hans) in two-time Tony and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram's designs for the production. (more...)

Broadway's INDECENT to Arrive on PBS This Fall; PRINCE OF BROADWAY Pushed to 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Tony Award-winning play Indecent comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 17 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings) as part of the fall Broadway's best lineup. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Theater Report- August 16th, 2017, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER, Roundabout's Two New Shows
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 16, 2017

It has been a wild beginning to the week in terms of Broadway announcements, as not one, not two, but three shows announced main stem intentions for the next year. First, Monday brought a surprise Broadway announcement, as Ken Davenport and his fellow producers announced that the long-gestating original musical GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER will be coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre beginning in July of 2018. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

FROZEN on Broadway Announces New Block of Tickets Through Summer 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The production just announced a new block of tickets are now on sale through August 12, 2018 - following yesterday's initial ticket offering. (more...)

Court Theatre presents FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Stephen J. Albert, Executive Director, opens its 2017-2018 season with Five Guys Named Moe by Clarke Peters, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal and Associate Director Felicia P. Fields. Five Guys Named Moe, which features Louis Jordan's greatest hits, runs September 7 - October 8, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is September 16, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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