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Something Wonderful - 1995 - Broadway

A concert celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II on his 100th birthday.


Gershwin Theatre

(New York, NY)
222 West 51st St.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Boston Philharmonic Orchestra opens its 41st season led by Maestro Benjamin Zander with Mozart, Brahms, Bartók onThursday, October 17, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre at Harvard University; Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. in Jordan Hall at the New England Conservatory; and Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in Sanders Theatre. The program features award-winning Italian pianist Alessandro Deljavan in his Boston debut performing Brahms's epic Piano Concerto No. 2, paired with Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute and Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra.
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Van Morrison has announced details of a new album - Three Chords And The Truth. It will be released on Exile/Caroline International available on CD/vinyl and digital download on October 25th 2019. 
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
Great Performances returns with its third annual a?oeBroadway's Besta?? lineup of acclaimed theatrical productions, premiering Fridays, November 1-29 at 9 p.m. on PBS(check local listings), and the PBS Video app. This fall's lineup spotlights musicals, comedy and drama: a?oe42nd Street,a?? the Broadway fable of a star-struck chorus girl dreaming of her big break; a?oeRodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I,a?? Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning revival of the beloved musical classic starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe; a?oeKinky Boots,a?? the Broadway blockbuster featuring music and lyrics by pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein; a?oeReda?? the Tony Award-winning drama starring Alfred Molina as painter Mark Rothko; and Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon's modern interpretation of a?oeMuch Ado About Nothing,a?? the first Public Theater production recorded live at Free Shakespeare in the Park by Great Performances in over four decades.
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2020
Henriette Sennenvaldt, the former frontwoman of the acclaimed, boundary defying Danish band, Under Byen, delves further into the far edges of jazz-pop on her debut solo LP, Something Wonderful due out November 13 via Paper Bag Records.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Requiem, an exhibition of work by Gerry Lynch, is the newest exhibit in the Betty Ray McCain Art Gallery located at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Renowned songwriter, producer, and arranger Bob Esty died on September 27, 2019 in Los Angeles, after a short battle with metastatic cancer. He was 72.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Verdura Jewels and Chairman and President Ward and Nico Landrigan celebrated the legendary company's 80th Year with “Verdura at 80: Timeless Style” which introduced their 2019 Verdura Belperron Holiday Collections.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
The New York Choral Society, New York's pioneering symphonic chorus that explores unique collaboration and dynamic repertory, proudly presents their second installment of its virtual season,
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Kris Kringle The Musical has announced the full cast for its upstate New York production in Schenectady next month featuring celebrity narrator Eve Plumb. Kris Kringle The Musical is created by Maria Ciampi (original story, book and additional lyrics), Tim Janis (music, lyrics and original orchestrations), Angelo Natalie (music and lyrics), and Frank Galgano and Matt Castle (orchestrations).
by Student Blogger: Bea Mienik - Nov 20, 2020
Dear Broadway, Almost a year has slipped by since we last spoke.
by Vince Vicentuan - Nov 13, 2019
CATS is not your ordinary musical. In fact, it's a sung-through piece of dance theater, which was conceived for the West End stage at a time when Andrew Lloyd Webber had never yet had a huge hit, and the emerging art form was heavily identified with the American Theatre.
by Jim Munson - May 5, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has the perfect Mother's Day entertainment for you! On Sunday May 10th at 5pm PDT, they will band together with a number of theaters across the country to present a livestream of the hit show 'Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin,' a tribute to America's greatest songwriter. Tickets to the livestream are available on TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's website ( with proceeds to benefit TheatreWorks while the Tony-winning regional theatre remains dark due to COVID-19. BroadwayWorld recently caught up with TheatreWorks Artistic Director Robert Kelley to chat about the company's ongoing relationship with Felder, and also to check in on how they've been managing to juggle so many unknowns in planning their 2020-21 season. Kelley remains steadfastly upbeat and enthused about future possibilities even as he winds down his astounding 50-year tenure as Artistic Director under decidedly different circumstances than he had originally envisioned.
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2020
Apple TV+ is set to debut Central Park, a brand new musical animated series from Josh Gad, Loren Bouchard, and Nora Smith
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
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.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
A fantastic cast has been assembled for the pilot Better In Person event, a new initiative from the recently launched not-for-profit organisation, Burn Bright, showcasing a selection of short plays by talented women writers, made to be broadcast digitally on Zoom.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
As Women's History Month comes to a close, we're looking to those that inspire us most. We asked our readers which Broadway actresses and characters inspired them most and the answers blew us away!
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2020
Today, March 29th marks the 69th Anniversary of the opening night of the original production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization announced today the launch of their new YouTube live stream series, R&H Goes Live!, a spinoff of their existing R&H Goes Pop! video series. The ongoing series will feature some of Broadway's best performing stripped-down, contemporary versions of iconic Rodgers & Hammerstein tunes.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 22, 2020
The community of artists in New York continues to inspire themselves, each other, and the quarantined public - this time with a self-made lip-sync video from Broadway's Jordan Grubb... with a little help from his friends.
by Lauren Van Hemert - Mar 20, 2019
There is something wonderful about seeing a classic musical. Perhaps it is the familiarity of the story or the well-known songs that just feels like home. And in terms of that, the national tour of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, based on the Tony Award-winning 2015 Lincoln Center revival, does not disappoint. In this production, Mongkut may be the King of Siam, but the women reign supreme. That may be because Director Shelly Butler based her vision for this new production on Bartlett Sher's original direction for the Lincoln Center production. Sher was hailed for taking the emphasis off any potential love story between Anna and the King, as has been told before, and instead told the story through the lens of three very strong female characters, namely Lady Thiang, Tuptim, and of course, Anna.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2020
The film version of the King and I, starring Yul Brynner and Deborah Kerr was released 64 years ago today, on June 28th, 1956.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2020
Orange County School of the Arts is capping off the 2019-2020 school year with a groundbreaking digital rendition of the charming and comedic opera, Lee Hoiby's 'This is The Rill Speaking.'
by TV News Desk - Jul 19, 2019
After announcing her forthcoming debut album the masquerade, mxmtoonreturns with new single 'seasonal depression': a track that sees her tackling a complex issue with charm and honesty, all within the confines of a 3 minute song. She refers to her songwriting as 'rhyming diary entries', and it's this personal insight into her life and experiences that has built a remarkable bond between her and her fans.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2020
International recording artist BRIAN KENNEDY will host his second LIVE concert on Facebook this Saturday, July 18.  A NIGHT WITH BRIAN KENNEDY will feature Brian up close and personal with a new set of his most popular songs, streamed live from Dublin, Ireland at 3:00 PM EDT, 12 Noon PDT and 8:00 PM UK/Ireland.  Brian's special guest will be famed Irish jazz singer Mary Coughlan.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2020
Looking for something new to read while staying inside, but still need your Broadway fix? We've rounded up 10 of our favorite books on playwriting!
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 11, 2019
Today's subjects Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey are currently living their theatre lives as the writing team for the excellent swashbuckling World Premiere Musical Blackbeard at Signature Theatre. The production runs through July 14th in the MAX.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020
Portland Opera continues the 2019/20 season with the premiere of a new production entitled An American Quartet: Four One-Act Operas. Each of these pieces, written by American composers, will be presented in the intimate black box theatre at Portland Opera's Hampton Opera Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020
Piedmont Opera and Arbor Acres announced today that Winston-Salem native Nia Imani Franklin will join the cast of the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, that will be produced at the Stevens Center of the UNCSA in Winston-Salem, NC, March 20 (8:00 PM), 22 (2:00 PM) & 24 (7:30 PM), 2020.
by Lorens Portalatin - Jan 10, 2020
There's something wonderful in the air at the regional premiere of PUFFS by Matt Cox. It may be the smell of fresh butter beer but the new play presented by IMPRINT Theatreworks is intoxicatingly funny. You can experience the magic for yourself at Stomping Ground Comedy January 9th through January 25th.
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2020
Tony winner Gavin Creel is the latest of Broadway stars to celebrate the Rodgers and Hammerstein legacy in the R&H Goes Pop series. Watch below as he sings a The King and I classic, 'Something Wonderful'.
by Amy Zipperer - Feb 2, 2020
There's something wonderful on the Coca-Cola stage at the Alliance Theatre this February.  It's the English-language premiere of the Korean musical Maybe Happy Ending, a fresh and quirky tuner by Will Aronson and Hue Park that made its celebrated world premiere in Seoul, South Korea in 2016 and went on to win six Korean musical awards as well as the 2017 Richard Rodgers Production Award.  The Alliance Theatre's English-language production, superior in every aspect, continues the celebration in grand style.  With sleek and effective set design by Dane Laffrey and wonderfully sensitive acting, the musical, which masquerades as a cute story about robots, is, in truth, a heartbreaking exploration of the fleeting nature of love. 
by Jay Irwin - Dec 14, 2019
There was no one like Robin Williams. Let's just state that right now. And when you think of Robin Williams, many gravitate towards his 1993 comedy smash a?oeMrs. Doubtfirea?? where he created an enduring, iconic character as a divorced father who posed as a female nanny in order to remain in the lives of his kids. No one can deny the brilliance of that performance and I will fight anyone who wants to try. Well, now we have a new musical version of a?oeMrs. Doubtfirea?? heading to Broadway and currently playing at the 5th Avenue Theatre. And while I recognize the impetus of putting Euphegenia Doubtfire up on stage, I also had serious anxiety over it. Would it just be a rehash of the same jokes? Would the music be any good? And would anyone be able to match the brilliance of Williams in the role? Well, after last night I can answer those questions with yes, but well handled, yes, to an extent, and YES, give that man a Tony. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Let's break it down into the three components of the show; the music, the heart, and the comedy.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 30, 2019
An entertaining and affordable Variety Show twice a month at 54 Below? Yes, please.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 29, 2019
An evening of Sirs Elton John, Paul McCartney and Andrew Lloyd Webber had people dancing in their seats at 54 Below this week.
by Matthew Blank - Aug 28, 2019
Fire Island Pines Arts Project presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE August 31 and September 1.
by Marc Savitt - Aug 24, 2020
the audience was sincerely and repeatedly thanked for the opportunity to share music that is a?oejust not the same as sitting at homea??. Smiles on the masked faces as the sun set and many were no doubt whistling a happy tune as they returned to their cars suggested that although there are most certainly changes and differences, THE HILLS ARE (still) ALIVE WITH RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2020
David Kilburn, Chair of the Board of Directors of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, has announced that Music Director Elisa Citterio has renewed her contract through to the end of the orchestra's 44th concert season in 2022/23.
by Peter Danish - Aug 10, 2019
BWW Review: THE SABBATH GIRL at Penguin Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019
Production Stage Manager And Head Carpenter Of Rodgers And Hammerstein's THE KING AND I Will Host A Talk Back with MPS' Milwaukee High School of the Arts Students Thursday, April 11 at 9:15 am-10:00 am.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2020
Today The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization will present the third video in their new YouTube series, R&H Goes Live!, a spinoff of their existing R&H Goes Pop! video series. The YouTube stream will feature Ryan McCartan (Frozen) performing an acoustic version of his modern take on a?oeThis Nearly Was Minea?? from Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020
The fifth video in the YouTube series R&H Goes Live! will feature Matt Doyle performing a new, modern take on a?oeHello, Young Loversa?? from Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I.
by Kristen Morale - Apr 2, 2019
Based on Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon by Naoko Takeuchi, with a book by Akiko Kodama and now celebrating its New York premiere under the direction of Takahiro, 'Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon' The Super Live held three performances at the Playstation Theater in Times Square from March 29th-30th. Featuring an all-female cast (portraying both male and female roles), New York was treated (if ever so briefly) to a beautifully orchestrated, 2.5D phenomenon that is an exciting mix of both musical and concert.
by TV News Desk - Apr 19, 2019
SEAWAY are bringing summer a little early with the release of their new album, Fresh Produce, out now on Pure Noise Records. Fresh Produce features a selection of b-sides and alternate versions of fan favorites such as 'Lula On The Beach,' 'Slam,' 'Something Wonderful,' and more. The album can be purchased online at
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019
Savannah Repertory Theatre, Savannah's first Equity professional theatre is proud to continue the second season in its home, the Savannah Rep PLAYShop with one of the HOTTEST regional theatre comedies, written by one of the freshest, most exciting voices around, Matthew Lopez', The Legend of Georgia McBride.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020
Punk Rock Americana sextet 500 MILES TO MEMPHIS has launched the preorder for their most recent effort Blessed Be the Damned.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
On this day in 2015, Bartlett Sher's Tony Award-winning revival of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I opened on Broadway at the Vivian Beaumont Theater!
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2019
With a booming design business, a new husband, a blended family with four kids and a baby boy on the way, real estate expert and designer Christina Anstead, who first gained fame as the co-star of the hit series Flip or Flop, takes the driver's seat in her new HGTV docu-series Christina on the Coast. Premiering on Thursday, May 23, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the series highlights Christina as she gives clients luxe spaces filled with distinctive design elements and cool SoCal style. Christina starts each episode cruising along the Pacific Coast Highway in a top-down convertible, celebrating a new life that started with her engagement and wedding to Ant Anstead, star of the MotorTrend series Wheeler Dealers. The series also features the couple's search to find a perfect home for their growing family.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, originally directed and choreographed on Broadway by Tony Award-winner Casey Nicholaw (Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will play Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall May 14 and 15, 2019 as part of the 18-19 Broadway in Akron series.
by Kelsey Lawler - Apr 11, 2019
Happily for the national tour of Rogers and Hammerstein's 'The King and I,'  the cast holds their own and the story stays, for the most part, as compelling as ever.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019
SEAWAY have premiered new acoustic song 'Something Wonderful' via Rocksound. 'Something Wonderful' is taken from new record Fresh Produce, their upcoming album of b-sides and alternate versions of fan favorites such as 'Lula On The Beach,' 'Slam,' 'Something Wonderful,' and more.