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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.



BWW's On This Day - February 16, 2019
by - Feb 16, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Review: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Jessica Crowe - Feb 16, 2019

Easily regarded as the greatest playwright to ever live, William Shakespeare wrote 39 plays during the span of his life. A Midsummer Night's Dream is one of his most famous comedies and includes an array of delightful characters that audiences simply adore. This play allows the viewer to escape into a glorious fantasy world filled with tricky fairies, troubled young lovers, and a colorful group of actors... (more...)

Irish Star Michael Londra Begins Big Year In Hershey, Pa
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

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Irish Star Michael Londra Is Back To DOING WHAT I DO BEST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

Emmy nominated Irish singer-songwriter and producer Michael Londra will return to center stage as a singer in 2019 with a plan to tape a new special for public television and to do extensive touring, including a show at the Annenberg Center in Philadelphia, PA, on March 16. 'This is the year I go back to performing again,' he said. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ABUELAS at Teatro Vista
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 16, 2019

As with THE MADRES, Walker has once again constructed a devastating and empowering portrait of strong women facing unbearably tragic circumstances in THE ABUELAS. (more...)

Mannes School Of Music Announces Spring Concert Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

The New School's Mannes School of Music announces their Spring 2019 concert season. The season continues to set Mannes apart as a music school with a distinct appetite and commitment to new and experimental work. (more...)

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS Comes to Purdue Fort Wayne
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2019

Once Upon a Mattress comes to Purdue Fort Wayne. The show features music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The production is directed by Craig A. Humphrey, with musical direction by Holly Knott. (more...)

BWW Review: THE NEUROLOGY OF THE SOUL at A.R.T./New York's Jeffrey And Paula Gural Theatre 502 W. 53rd Street (at 10th Ave)
by Amy Oestreicher - Feb 16, 2019

The Neurology of the Soul is the latest work by playwright-director Edward Einhorn. The play is a stimulating blend of science, love and art all in one night of unforgettable theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Dark and Unrelenting RICHARD THE THIRD at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Pamela Roberts - Feb 15, 2019

Richard the Third is one of Shakespeare's most famous villains. Ruthless and astute, savvy and unscrupulous, Richard pursues power with a single-minded and dangerous intensity. In the Shakespeare Theatre Company's production, directed by David Muse, Richard's world is grim, gray, perilous, and unrelenting. Matthew Rauch in the title role is deliciously complex - we, too, are alarmed to find ourselves wooed by his intelligence and charisma even as we are repelled by his treachery and dogged fixation with acquiring power any cost. Shakespeare's tale of villainy, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company's interpretation, asks the audience to venture into a severe and harsh world. It is a dark and fascinating journey, but not for the faint of heart. (more...)

Story Of Malta's WW2 Courage To Be Told At Phoenicia
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The fascinating story of Malta's defiance, bloody-mindedness and bare-faced courage during the Second World War will Soon be shared in a fascinating one-off event inside the beautiful Ballroom of the Phoenicia Hotel in Valletta. (more...)

LA Garage Rock Band CRIMINAL HYGIENE Announce New Single & Video
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Dangerbird Records and LA-based rock quartet Criminal Hygiene are excited to present the music video for ¬ďDangers Of Convenience,¬Ē the fourth track to be lifted from the band's forthcoming studio album, Run It Again (pre-order). As a track providing commentary on certain relationships we maintain simply for the convenience factor, the clip was helmed by Jon Sortland of The Shins and filmed in the Yucca Valley on a $50 bribe. Criminal Hygiene's Michael Fiore had the following to say about the meaning of the track and video: (more...)

Highlander Movie Gets Homage Treatment From THE GOLDBERGS On February 20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

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HIGHLANDER Gets Homage Treatment From THE GOLDBERGS On February 20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Adam F. Goldberg, executive producer and creator of The Goldbergs, is living out a life-long dream of writing an homage to The Highlander movie, and producing the only sitcom episode that's ever been made about the movie. His tribute will air on The Goldbergs on Wednesday, February 20 on ABC-TV at 8 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: The Early Night Show With Joshua Turchin Releases ¬"Seasons Of Love¬" Cover
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

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MTC Announces Lineup For 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series; Works by Jaclyn Backhaus, Lauren Yee and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Manhattan Theatre Club announces the lineup for the 2019 Ted Snowdon Reading Series. (more...)

Michael James Scott Rejoins ALADDIN on Broadway as Genie Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

As it approaches its 5th anniversary, Aladdin welcomes three new principal cast members to the company. (more...)

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME At Open Book Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time brings the mystery novel to life on the intimate stage at Open Book Theatre in Trenton (more...)

Tesha Releases Experimental EP 'Growing Pain II'
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Brooklyn-via-Tel Aviv experimental songwriter, producer and visual artist Tesha is debuting her hypnotizing EP via Atwood Magazine. Growing Pain II experiments with abstract sounds and textures, working as a beautifully striking, ornate grieving process. Indeed, the song and the whole EP serve as an existentialist sort of struggle, wrestling with death and the ambiguity of life; the open-endedness of these questions and meanings reflected in the minimalist, off-kilter sounds and melodies. Growing Pain II is also now available to stream on Spotify. (more...)

Anemone Releases Debut Album 'Beat My Distance'
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Anemone (Miles dupire-Gagnon, Gabriel Lambert, Zachary Irving, Samuel Gemme and led by the captivating lead singer and songwriter Chloé Soldevila) have today unleashed their debut album Beat My Distance on Luminelle Recordings. From start to finish it's dreamy psych-pop at its best. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour in Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 15, 2019

Both profoundly moving and profoundly disturbing, DEAR EVAN HANSEN is one of the most deeply troubling musicals I've seen. I left DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a swirl of mixed emotions. The musical is a meditation on social media and how it makes the social isolation and challenges of high school all the more difficult. (more...)

BWW Review: Magic Giant Drops Feel-Good Single 'Rocketman' with American Authors
by Danielle Taylor - Feb 15, 2019

Looking for a new feel-good group to jam out to? The answer to that question is Magic Giant. They're quickly become a favorite of mine, thanks to my friend constantly tweeting about them! Whenever I turn on their music, I instantly perk up and get in a better mood. (more...)

Jon Fratelli Releases 'Bright Night Flowers'
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Jon Fratelli - Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and front man from The Fratellis releases Bright Night Flowers today via Cooking Vinyl.  (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: THE WIZ
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 15, 2019

This week's decluttering is only freeing up a tiny bit of space in my collection, but it represents an enormous place in my heart. The only version of The Wiz I have on CD is the AMAZING/IF YOU DON'T KNOW IT, YOU'RE NOT A REAL BROADWAY FAN original cast album starring Stephanie Mills. I do have the movie soundtrack in my iTunes and the soundtrack of 'The Wiz Live!' is on Apple Music, so let's dive in. (more...)

BWW Interview: Golda Rosheuvel Talks THE AMERICAN CLOCK
by Rona Kelly - Feb 15, 2019

Actress Golda Rosheuvel has always loved jazz and swing, sharing that 'Ella Fitzgerald is one of the reasons [she] started singing'. Giving us an insight into the music and magic of theatre, Golda also shares why The American Clock still ticks for every generation, even today. (more...)

BWW Review: CAN-CAN!, Union Theatre
by Gary Naylor - Feb 15, 2019

Phil Willmott tries to rescue two shows with the plot of a third, but his show also never quite coheres, for all the energy expended by the hard-working cast. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - February 15, 2019
by - Feb 15, 2019

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on February 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Dates And Theme Announced For 2019 Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

The Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival is pleased to announce that its Annual Dinner will return on Saturday, June 1, 2019. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of CHARMED on THE CW - Sunday, March 3, 2019
by TV Scoop - Feb 15, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of CHARMED, airing on THE CW on Sunday, March 3, 2019! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of THE FLASH on THE CW - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
by TV Scoop - Feb 15, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of THE FLASH, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 5, 2019! (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO on THE CW - Tuesday, March 5, 2019
by TV Scoop - Feb 15, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, airing on THE CW on Tuesday, March 5, 2019! (more...)

Casting Announced For AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' At Mercury Theatre Colchester And Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Paul Taylor-Mills and Mercury Theatre Colchester in association with Tamasha Theatre Company have announced casting for their brand-new production of Ain't Misbehavin' - the first London revival in almost 25 years - playing at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 19 April to Saturday 1 June, following its premiere at Mercury Theatre Colchester from Friday 15 - Saturday 30 March. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTA's DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Musical Theatre of Anthem (MTA) announces their upcoming production of Daddy Long Legs, a musical stage production based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film about a witty and winsome young woman and her mysterious benefactor. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The King's Head Theatre's CARMEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Ahead of press night tonight production photos are released from The King's Head Theatre's radical new zero hours take on the world's greatest tragedy, 'Carmen', in a new English version by Ashley Pearson and Mary Franklin. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN/THE TWO PIGEONS, Royal Opera House
by Vikki Jane Vile - Feb 14, 2019

In a rare piece of programming from the Royal Opera House, audiences have the opportunity, for a limited run, to watch the Royal Ballet School's talent of tomorrow and the main company's talent of today together in a mixed programme of animal-based stories. It features new work from Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett and Frederick Ashton's popular Two Pigeons, seen previously this year alongside Scarlett's Asphodel Meadows. The former First Artist certainly seems to be making his mark on the company repertoire. (more...)

Rajan Chelliah to Release New Single
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Rajan Chelliah, known for his unique blend of rock and R&B, is set to release ¬ďTennis,¬Ē a new single from his upcoming album. (more...)

HOLMES & WATSON Will Be Available on Digital 3/26 & Blu-ray/DVD 4/9
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Fan-favorite comedy duo, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly (Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby¬†and¬†Step Brothers) team up for a brand-new take on the timeless characters of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in¬†HOLMES & WATSON,¬†debuting on Digital March 26, and coming to Blu-ray¬†and DVD April 9 from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Go back in time to witness the legendary detective Sherlock Holmes, played by Will Ferrell (Anchorman), and his trusted sidekick John Watson, played by John C. Reilly (Stan & Ollie) as they are tasked to solve a murder at Buckingham Palace before the Queen becomes the killer's next victim. Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Rob Brydon (The Trip), Kelly Macdonald (No Country for Old Men), Ralph Fiennes (Grand Budapest Hotel) and Lauren Lapkus (¬ďCrashing¬Ē) round out the entertaining supporting cast. Writer/director Etan Cohen (Men in Black 3,¬†Tropic Thunder) helms the historical caper. (more...)

New York Deaf Theatre Presents EVERY BRILLIANT THING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

New York Deaf Theatre (NYDT) closes their 39th season with an accessible performance of EVERY BRILLIANT THING by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahoe. This production marks James Caverly's directorial debut in New York City. Previews begin Saturday, April 27, and Opening night is on Sunday, April 28 at 7:00pm (more...)

TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival Announces The Roots
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Coastal Jazz & Blues Society is thrilled to announce one of the headliners for the 34th annual TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival, taking place this summer from June 21 to July 1 at multiple venues across the city. (more...)

ONCE at Olney Theatre Centre - Betcha You Can't See It 'ONCE!'
by Charles Shubow - Feb 14, 2019

Production at Olney of Tony-winning musical is not to be missed. (more...)

Cindy Williams, Sally Struthers And More to Star in MIDDLETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

GFour Productions, producers of MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL and Tony-nominated FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, is gearing up to launch the world premiere of the new play MIDDLETOWN, an exhilarating and universal depiction of love, life, and friendship; and how each endures through the roller coaster of life. (more...)

Rasmuson Family Donates $1.5 Million To Anchorage Performing Arts Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Longtime arts supporters, Ed and Cathy Rasmuson, have established three long-term charitable endowments to support the performing arts in Anchorage. A $1.5 million donation was made to the Alaska Community Foundation, creating funds that will provide lasting support for the Anchorage Concert Association, Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, and Anchorage Opera. A portion of the endowments will be distributed to the organizations each year for operating expenses. This will ensure a legacy of performing arts for generations. (more...)

Video: Andy Mientus Performs 'Valentine's Day' The First Single From THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Celebrate "Valentine's Day" with the single and music video of the same name from The Jonathan Larson Project, sung by Broadway's Andy Mientus. (more...)

Holy Ghost! Announce New LP on West End Records
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Holy Ghost!,  the NYC-based duo of Nick Millhiser and Alex Frankel, have confirmed news of a third album coming later this year on West End Records exclusively via Pitchfork. It will be the first full-length album of original music to be released on the iconic NYC disco label in more than 30 years. (more...)

Scoop: Travel Channel Programming Highlights, 2/25-3/10
by TV Scoop - Feb 14, 2019

Get all the scoop on Travel Channel Programming Highlights, 2/25-3/10, airing on NBC on Monday, February 25, 2019! (more...)

ZEPPELIN HALL Opens The Polar Vortex for Wintertime Reveling
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 14, 2019

Zeppelin Hall, Jersey City's grand biergarten has something new and exciting for their guests. The Polar Vortex is an inspired idea for winter reveling. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lorna Dallas Brings New Solo Show STAGES to Birdland
by Kevin Alvey - Feb 14, 2019

'Nowhere could you get that happy feeling when you are stealing that extra bow...' Ms. Lorna Dallas has returned to NYC to steal an extra bow (or 3) after a lifetime of trodding the theatrical boards in London's West End, Australia, Germany, NY, on televison, and in Royal Variety performances. What a 'Glamorous Life'. (more...)

MINKA Shares 'End of the Affair' EP
by TV News Desk - Feb 14, 2019

Philadelphia's¬†MINKA¬†debuted their intensely felt, post-breakup EP,¬†End of the Affair¬†today¬†¬Ė¬†stream via¬†your favorite DSP. The Valentine's Day release marks the first of three individual¬†MINKA¬†projects planned for 2019 that take the band in a completely new direction. To celebrate the release, MINKA will host 'MINKA Masquerade' at¬†Warehouse on Watts¬†in Philadelphia on¬†March 15.¬†The band will headline the memorable event, alongside bands, DJ's, and freaks all night. (more...)

2019-2020 Meadow Brook Theatre Season Is Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Meadow Brook Theatre's 2019-2020 season has something for everyone with comedies, musicals, a drama and even a whodunit. "We're excited not only to have Michigan premieres during our 54th season, but also to have the world premiere of a brand new musical," said Cheryl Marshall, MBT managing director.  "We've got a wonderfully entertaining lineup and, once again, we're kicking things off with a great event this summer!' (more...)

12000 Voices Announces All-Female 12 ANGRY MEN Productions All Over The US
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Inspired by the successful reading of the classic play, "12 Angry Men," by Reginald Rose this fall featuring 12 Broadway actresses, producer Lauren Class Schneider announced in January that women in law schools, universities, high schools, community and regional theaters, and community centers across the country were invited to raise their voices - with scripts in hand - in readings of the play with all-female casts over the weekend of April 5-8, 2019. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, MEAN GIRLS. And More Announced For Broadway In San Diego Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

A Nederlander Presentation is thrilled to announce the 2019-2020 season -full of Broadway's biggest shows currently dazzling audiences in New York, all coming to the San Diego Civic Theatre, and sponsored by San Diego County Credit Union. (more...)

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