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Ritz Theatre (New York, NY)
219 W. 48th St.

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Adaptation of a story by J. M. Kookolis and Scott Fagan

A group of young musicians achieve success in New York City, but pay the price.



Knorr-Bremse Withdraws its Public Offer for Haldex
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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The Alliance Theatre and Aurora Theatre Lead Suzi Bass Awards Nominations; Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2016-2017 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 18, to patrons and industry artists. (more...)

Ultra South Africa Phase One Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

ULTRA SOUTH AFRICA, presented by Samsung, is proud to announce its Phase One headliners led by none other than ARMIN VAN BUUREN and HARDWELL! Heading back to continue the magic they brought in 2015, the return of these musical masterminds is long overdue, not to mention demanded by local fans. (more...)

Photo: First Look at David Tennant and Michael Sheen in Amazon's GOOD OMENS
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Filming has begun on Amazon Prime Video's upcoming six-part series, GOOD OMENS, as revealed by Showrunner Neil Gaiman on Twitter with a photo of multi-award-winning actors Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex, Passengers) and David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who) on set as lead characters Aziraphale and Crowley. (more...)

BWW Review: LAST OF THE RED HOT LOVERS at Little Theatre Of Mechanicsburg
by Allison Rambler - Sep 19, 2017

The works of Neil Simon should come with a warning label: be prepared for a thorough, generous douse of comedy. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2017
by - Sep 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

New Marketing Campaign Set for Science Book
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Centric SMB and Huckberry Begin New Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

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Fall Drama School at Young People's Theatre Begins Soon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Now in its 48th year, the Drama School at Young People's Theatre (YPT) offers fun-filled and meaningful theatrical experiences. Classes are led by professional arts educators whose skills are always expanding through YPT's professional development sessions and their own professional experiences. (more...)

Fall Dates Announced for The Hit Monthly Comedy Show S.U.C.K. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The popular stand-up comedy show, S.U.C.K. (Stand Up Comedy Klub), returns to The Mockingbird Bar in the East Village with performances on September 22, October 21, and November 17. (more...)

Old Bag Theatre Company Presents ELSE AND NORM'S MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Since its premiere in Walcot Street in October 1977, 'Elsie and Norm's Macbeth' has been, and still is, continually performed all over the world; and a number of famous names have taken the title roles over that time. OLD BAG THEATRE COMPANY are honoured and excited to announce that they are bringing ELSIE AND NORM'S MACBETH back to Bath for a 40th anniversary run at the RONDO THEATRE. (more...)

BRING BACK BIRDIE's Cleve Asbury Returns for One Night Only Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below and the acclaimed Second Act Series is pleased to present the short-lived musical sequel Bring Back Birdie in concert for one performance only on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00PM. (more...)

Cast Complete for GOBSMACKED! a Cappella Touring Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, has announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. (more...)

A Cappella Show GOBSMACKED!, Headed to Chicago, Finds Full Touring Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generation a cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. GOBSMACKED! will begin its first US tour set to play 120 performances throughout North America. The tour will kick-off in Detroit and highlights include Charlotte, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Chicago. (more...)

BWW INTERVIEW: Gert Kopera Executive Vice President of GLOBAL RESTAURANTS at HAKKASAN GROUP
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 18, 2017

Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Gert Kopera, Executive Vice President of Global Restaurants at Hakkasan Group about his career and the future of the company. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Stars Shine at The 69th PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Award winners were announced live from Los Angeles last night on CBS. Stephen Colbert served as host of the annual event. As usual, Broadway was well represented among the nominees and winners. Check out photos from the evening below (more...)

BWW Preview: The Performers of BURNING UP: 54 SINGS THE JONAS BROTHERS at Feinstein's/54 Below Share Their Nostalgic Memories Of The Band
by Gianluca Russo - Sep 18, 2017

On September 19, some of Broadway's favorites will come together for BURNING UP: 54 SINGS THE JONAS BROTHERS, a concert of the group's best hits. The cast of 54 SINGS THE JONAS BROTHERS have some pretty great memories of their first introductions to the band. In anticipation of Tuesday's concert, I asked them what their first memory is of The Jonas Brothers, and oh, were their answers amazing: (more...)

Warner Theatre to Bring AVENUE Q to the Main Stage this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Warner Stage Company will present the Tony Triple Crown Winner AVENUE Q on the Warner Theatre's Main Stage November 4-12, 2017. AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt and packed with heart. (more...)

Brooklyn Art Song Society Announces Pre-Concert Lecture Featuring Marilyn McCoy
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Brooklyn Art Song Society announces free pre-concert lecture for Friday, October 6, 2017 7:00 PM featuring Marilyn McCoy. (more...)

2017 ROCKERS ON BROADWAY to Honor BC/EFA's Tom Viola with Lifetime Achievement Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Path Fund Inc. has announced the 24th Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: LEGENDS LIVE ON! on Monday, November 13, 2017, at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street) at 8 p.m. ROCKERS ON BROADWAY, the original Broadway rock concert series, a fun unique charity event, featuring Broadway's best rockin' out with a live band. Proceeds to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and non-profit performing arts education programs. (more...)

Photo Flash: BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Opens at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opened to a packed house at Theatre at the Center on Sunday night. Audience members leapt to their feet at the end of the performance of the now Jeff-Recommended production. Actors James Romney in the role of Huck and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis in the role of Jim lead the cast in the musical that continues through October 15. (more...)

Applications Open for Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Dallas Opera is pleased to announce that applications for the expanded Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, scheduled to take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (the free Semi-Finals Round, open to the public) and Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (Finals Round) are now being accepted. (more...)

Stavanger Symphony Orchestra Collaborates with Immigrant Musicians for Free Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Last Friday, on the evening of September 15, immigrant musicians joined legendary Norwegian orchestra Stavanger Symphony Orchestra which has collaborated with Stewart Copeland, Faith No More side project Kaada/Patton, Detroit techno icon Jeff Mills, and other pop music luminaries for a free concert to an audience of both immigrants and native Norwegians, right in the foyer of the Stavanger Concert Hall. This is the newest event in a two-year-plus immigrant support project that Stavanger Symphony Orchestra has been running; Drowned in Sound recently detailed this project with an empowering, inspiring feature. (more...)

BWW Review: A LIE OF THE MIND at Kansas City Actors Theatre
by Paul Bolton - Sep 18, 2017

A Lie Of The Mind by Sam Shepard and directed by Cinnamon Shultz now showing at the KCAT City Theater at Union Station in Kansas City. A richly character driven story provides audiences with a roller coaster emotional ride in a poignant story of love, abuse, and forgiveness. KCAT's ensemble gives a touching performance with memorable characters now through the 1st of Oct., 2017 (more...)

JUSTIN MARTIN'S HALLOWEEN MASQUERADE Comes to Boulder Theater 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

As the late Oscar Wilde once said: life is too important to be taken seriously , an ethos that Justin Martin is sticking with despite achieving soaring success over the last six years as a producer and international DJ. Justin initially pricked the ears of the electronic music community in 2003 with his first record The Sad Piano? on Ben Watt?s Buzzin? Fly label. Everyone in the electronic music food chain got involved, from the A list DJs like Derrick Carter and Pete Tong that were playing the track, to the international music press that were raving about it. It even translated to the German underground, with Poker Flat licensing it for Steve Bug?s Bugnology? compilation. Like someone that goes bowling for the first time and gets five strikes and a turkey, Justin couldn?t really have hoped for a better entrance. (more...)

2017 DUMBO DANCE FESTIVAL Comes ot Brooklyn 10/5-10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

On Thursday, October 5, 2017, WHITE WAVE Dance celebrates our 17th Anniversary season of the DUMBO Dance Festival (DDF) with a Gala Opening that heralds the most anticipated four-day festival of contemporary dance in the greater New York City region. Committed to further developing dance as an important art form, WHITE WAVE scours the globe in search of the most innovative of today's dance makers, both emerging and established, and brings them to Brooklyn for one extended weekend! (more...)

BWW Review: OSLO, National Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Sep 18, 2017

We need more waffles in diplomacy. Or rather more personal connections to bridge those vast divides. So believed the Norwegian couple who orchestrated secret peace talks in 1993 between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organization - a slice of stranger-than-fiction history grippingly dramatised in JT Rogers' play, which deservedly picked up this year's Tony Award. (more...)

70's SOUL JAM On Sale Friday at AT&T Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center and MEG Presents announced today that tickets for 70s Soul Jam featuring The Whispers, Delfonics and Chi-Lites will go on sale Friday, September 22 at 10 a.m. Three of R&B music's most beloved and consistently popular vocal groups, The Whispers, Delfonics and Chi-Lites, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 25, 2017 at the Majestic Theatre in downtown Dallas. (more...)

Chase Atlantic Announce Self-Titled Debut Album; New Fall Tour Dates Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Australian alt-pop trio Chase Atlantic have announced the release of their self-titled debut album, out October 6 via Warner Bros. Records. (more...)

South Street Seaport Museum Receives Proclamation from the New York City Council
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

South Street Seaport Museum was honored to receive a proclamation from the New York City Council in celebration of the organization's 50th Anniversary. Captain Jonathan Boulware, executive director of the museum, accepted the honor on August 24, 2017. (more...)

Fresh Faces And Inspiring Words At The Stage Debut Awards
by Cindy Marcolina - Sep 18, 2017

On Sunday, 17th September, 8 Northumberland Avenue saw theatre veterans and newcomers gathering together to celebrate the latter's accomplishments. The first edition of The Stage Debut Awards was a success, and the red carpet turn-up was a grand and sparkling line of stars and stars-in-the-making. Dressed to the nines in suits, gowns, and make-up worthy of Hollywood's glitziest of nights and shrouded in the humbleness and grace that only belong to the theatre folk (well, most of them, anyway), actors, writers, composers, and directors walked with full hearts and starry eyes. (more...)

Liza Jessie Peterson's THE PECULIAR PATRIOT Opens at National Black Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Liza Jessie Peterson's hilarious and poignant one woman, multimedia show The Peculiar Patriot opened to standing ovation Sunday at Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT), kicking off the historical Harlem theater's 49th season, Black to the Future. NBT and Hi-ARTS have joined forces to present the play, a blistering critique of the American criminal justice system. Peterson, who worked for nearly two decades at Rikers Island in various capacities and was featured in Ava DuVernay's Oscar-nominated documentary 13th, wrote the show, which is directed by Talvin Wilks. The Peculiar Patriot runs through October 1. (more...)

Lady Gaga Forced to Postpone European Tour Due to 'Severe Physical Pain'
by TV News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Live Nation announced this morning that the European Leg of Lady Gaga's Joanne World Tour would be postoned until 2018 due to 'severe physical pain' that has affected her ability to perform. (more...)

Broadway Brunchtime Series to Present 'PUMP AN END TO HUNGER' at Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Andrea Frierson, Marcus Pe a, Jackie Schiffer, and Marcus Goldhaber are among Broadway performers participating in 'PUMP An End To Hunger with the Broadway Brunchtime Series' New Season Kick-Off to Help Serve Soup, Sandwiches, Snacks, Sips and Songs on Monday, September 25, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Next Stop's DISGRACED a Stunning, Necessary Examination of All-American Prejudice
by Andrew White - Sep 18, 2017

Stop for a moment to think how things have changed; how the election of Donald Trump and the imposition of a travel ban on Muslims and openly anti-immigrant, pro-white nationalist sentiment have torn away at the nation. It is no wonder that Akhtar's searing drama deserves its place on the stage right here, and right now. (more...)

Rock Icon Chuck Negron Celebrates 26 Years of Sobriety
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

On September 17, 1991, after an infamous battle with addiction, rock-and-roller Chuck Negron entered a life of sobriety that has continued for 26 years by checking in to CRI-Help, an addiction and drug rehab center in Los Angeles. (more...)

The Playwrights Realm Fetes All-Female 2017-18 Writing Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

With its 2017-2018 Writing Fellowship, The Playwrights Realm is proud to grant a career-propelling honor to four tremendously talented playwrights exhibiting drive and commitment to the form. (more...)

Maroon 5 Unveils Lyric Video for New Single 'What Lovers Do' ft SZA + Releases 'What Lovers Do'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Three-time GRAMMY Award-winning multiplatinum band Maroon 5 have debuted the lyric video and Slushii Remix for their new single What Lovers Do featuring SZA. (more...)

BWW Review: BIG NIGHT Starts Humorously but Changes Direction After a Senseless Attack
by Shari Barrett - Sep 18, 2017

Master satirist Paul Rudnick blends a deep humanity with a honed sense of hilarity in this powerful and funny play about family and fame, the personal and the political, and the drive to stand up and speak out. But it is also one that promotes a very progressive political stance on human rights, especially within the gay community, with much of the dialogue presented as if they are soapbox speeches meant to sway the listener to take action. But given our current political circumstances, there is nothing wrong with encouraging people to take a stand and speak out to make the world a better and more equal place for everyone. (more...)

Natalie Weiss to Star as 'Molly' in GHOST THE MUSICAL in White Plains
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The White Plains Performing Arts Center (WPPAC) has announced that YouTube sensation and American Idol semi-finalist Natalie Weiss will star as 'Molly' in GHOST THE MUSICAL, onstage October 13-29. (more...)

Harriet Thorpe is to Star as The Princess Margaret in A PRINCESS UNDONE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Kensington Palace, 1993. She was the Diana of her day. That day has gone. But HRH The Princess Margaret has a final chance to be of service. (more...)

BWW Previews: CABARET at Schenectady Light Opera Company
by Kayleigh McClean - Sep 18, 2017

Schenectady Light Opera Company prepares to open it's 91st season with a lively, and timely production of CABARET. (more...)

National Touring Cast Announced For GOBSMACKED! The Amazing A Cappella & Beatboxing Show
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, is delighted to announce full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production of the sensational, next-generationa cappella show, GOBSMACKED!. (more...)

Mad Cat Live! to Kick Off 18th Season with BLACK SABBATH VOL. 4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Mad Cat kicks off their 18th season with their popular concert series Mad Cat Live performing Black Sabbath's Vol. 4. (more...)

EMMY AWARD Roundup - Which Broadway Stars Took Home the Trophy?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The 69th annual primetime Emmy Award winners were announced live from Los Angeles on CBS. Stephen Colbert served as host of the annual event. As usual, Broadway was well represented among the nominees and winners. (more...)

Susan Soon He Stanton's TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY to Make World Premiere at Page 73
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Page Seventy-Three Productions (Page 73) announced today their fall 2017 production will be the world premiere of Susan Soon He Stanton's new play, TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY, directed by Kip Fagan. (more...)

GOBSMACKED! Tour, Kicking Off in Detroit, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Broadway In Detroit and Nic Doodson, producer and creator of GOBSMACKED!, have announced full casting for the upcoming National Touring Production GOBSMACKED! The sensational, next-generation a cappella show will play The Fisher Theatre for a limited engagement November 3-5. (more...)

Pablo Escobar's Brother Calls on Netflix 'Narcos' Show to Improve Security Protocol to Avoid Any New Deaths
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

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Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominated Leading Man Ron Husmann
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 17, 2017

One of Broadway's greatest leading men, Ron Husmann, joins Rob and Kevin in a telephone discussion about his incredible Broadway career that started with FIORELLO and was a whirlwind of big shows, big stars, and big hurdles. (more...)

If I Had My Time Again: GROUNDHOG DAY Plays Final Performance Today
by Marissa Sblendorio - Sep 17, 2017

After 176 performances and 32 previews, Olivier Award-winning Best New Musical Groundhog Day will play its final performance at the August Wilson Theatre today, September 17th. (more...)

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