Starting Here, Starting Now

The excitement of young love and the confusion of growing up (or is it the other way around?) are explored in this intimate revue from one of the most respected teams in the contemporary musical theatre, Richard Maltby, Jr. and David Shire (?Baby,? ?big?). BRBRUsing songs from their various early musicals (produced or otherwise), this bold, extroverted journey takes a winsome cast of three through the maze of modern relationships with its heart firmly on its sleeve. As with all of Maltby and Shire?s work, each song is an impeccably crafted story, original, engaging, bursting with character, and showcasing the versatility and charisma of its performer.

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 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 performances only, starring Michael Walters (The Honeymooners, National Tour of Babes in Toyland) as Albert Peterson and Loni Ackerman (Evita, Cats, George M!) as his overbearing mother Mae.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the play Are You Now or Have You Ever Been , a play written and conceived by Carlyle Brown and directed by MetroStage Artistic Associate Thomas W. Jones II with original music by William Knowles, will be in performance Oct. 5-Nov. 5 at MetroStage.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2019
The Rosen family, battered and blessed, celebrates life as their hearts lie gasping on the floor.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2018
Tony Award-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr. will be directing a limited engagement run of LOVE, LINDA, the stunning, one-woman tour de force musical and theatrical adventure starring acclaimed vocalist and musical theater actress Stevie Holland October 17th - November 10th at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd Street. The production features a book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman and music and lyrics by Cole Porter. www.lovelindathemusical.com 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017
Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, directed by Jonathan Butterell and written by Dan Gillespie Sells and Tom MacRae, which will play a limited season at the Apollo Theatre from Monday 6 November following a critically acclaimed run at Sheffield Crucible.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018
Direct from starring in the hit Broadway musical A Bronx Tale-written by Chazz Palminteri and directed by Robert De Niro-San Francisco Bay Area native Bobby Conte Thornton brings his acclaimed concert, Blame It On My Youth, to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, January 11 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, January 12 at 8 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
Matthew McKenna is unmasked today as the star and handsome hero of Bananaman the Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the 2019 TRU Love Benefit: Follow Your Art, Fulfill Your Dreams, on Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 12noon at Caroline's on Broadway, 1626 Broadway (between 49th & 50th Streets). Tickets start at $85 (show only, and two drinks). For additional information and ticket tier pricing, please visit https://truonline.org/events/2019-tru-love-benefit/.
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017
Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Chicago
by Katie Laban - Oct 16, 2019
Usually when people hear the word Frankenstein one image comes to mind: the inarticulate groaning hulk. Opening this weekend and running through Halloween on Stagecrafters' 2nd Stage is A. S. Peterson's version of Frankenstein, where The Monster is unlike the popular film adaptions that comes to everyone's mind. The play doesn't feature a terrifying and unthinking creature, instead The Monster feels emotions and asks questions that all humans ask themselves a?" according to Peterson, a?oehis Frankenstein is not your mama's Frankenstein.a?? BroadwayWorld Detroit was able to have an in-depth interview with the play's director, Andrew Clements, and the man behind The Monster in the show, Michael Meike, to find out what makes this new version so unique and thrilling, yet still be inspired by the classic Frankenstein story by Mary Shelley that audiences have come to know and love.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017
Calogero out! Original star of A Bronx Tale, Bobby Conte-Thornton has just announced that he will depart the production later this fall. A replacement for Conte-Thornton has not yet been announced.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018
Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the November Panel:General Manager and Attorney, and the Early Development of New Work on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7:30pm (networking at 7pm) at The Actors' Temple, 339 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036. This panel is free for TRU members;$12.50 for non-members in advance ($15 at door).Please reserve using the bright red reservation box at https://truonline.org/events/general-manager-and-attorney/ or e-mail TRUStaff1@gmail.com.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 15, 2017
Friars have socialized and been entertained by every major Broadway and Great American Songbook composer starting with Friar George M. Cohan, who in addition to writing over 50 Broadway shows and 300 songs happened to pen Over There at a table during lunch at the Friars Club. Last night continuing this tradition, and in the same building that Friar Irving Berlin, Sammy Cahn and countless luminaries have performed, musical theatre legends Richard Maltby Jr. and David Shire entertained The Friars with a major dose of Maltby & Shire music.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO has amassed an impressive lineup of Broadway stars and Pittsburgh CLO veterans to bring the 2018 Summer Season to life June-August. The organization's core mission to produce shows locally helps to employ artists each year from Pittsburgh and across the country.
by TV News Desk - May 30, 2018
Sutton Foster visits Good Morning America to chat her new album Take Me to the World, adoption, the upcoming season of Younger! Check out the clip below! 
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018
GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, will release Take Me to the World - the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster - on Friday, June 1. Starting today, Friday, May 18, customers that pre-order the digital album will immediately receive a download of the album's second single. "I'm on My Way / On My Way" is a medley of one of Sutton's signature songs from the musical Violet, combined with the traditional spiritual. The album is being released in conjunction with the fifth season of the critically-acclaimed TV Land series "Younger," which returns on Tuesday, June 5.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018
The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for the world regional premiere of Jersey Boys, July 9 - 16. This will be the first licensed production of Jersey Boys in the world. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017
Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby. 
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017
The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Seminars series focused on the Off Broadway Producing Process on Saturday May 20th, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019
Dorothy's Little Black Box and Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret present Starting Here, Starting Now by Richard Maltby, Jr & David Shire
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2019
The Old Globe presents the U.S. premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical withbook, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson, directed by the Globe's own Barry Edelstein, opening Friday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Withchoreography by Ann Yee and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lynne Shankel, Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. Life After is produced by special arrangement with Yonge Street Theatricals, Linda Barnett, and Natalie Bartello. Single tickets start at $32.00 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017
Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein.
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2019
The Old Globe today released a first look at "Poetry" from the U.S. premiere of Life After, with vocals by Sophie Hearn and written and played by Britta Johnson. Performances begin this Friday, March 22 at 8:00 p.m.! Please feel free to share it with all!
by BWW - Mar 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/20/2018 for Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2019
Dorothy's Little Black Box and Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret present Starting Here, Starting Now by Richard Maltby, Jr & David Shire
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019
New York cabaret artist, LINDA SUE MOSHIER, weaves a humorous tale of inspiration featuring the music of Barbra Streisand. With iconic songs like 'He Touched Me' and 'Starting Here, Starting Now' and lesser-known gems like 'I'm All Smiles' 'When in Rome' and 'Sweet Zoo', Linda takes us from her childhood in Kansas through a musical adventure to face what each singer must face - finding her own voice. And with one VERY SPECIAL GUEST she just might find it. Directed by Kevin B McGlynn, Music Direction by Phil Hall w/Aaron Heick, Ed MacEachen, Ray Marchica and Karl Spicer. April 14th @ 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm)
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 27, 2018
David Shire's melodies have earned him an Oscar, a Grammy, countless Emmy and Tony nominations, as well a special place in the hearts of audiences spanning as far back as 1960. David drops by Shetler Studios to look back on his career and revisit not only such films as The Conversation, The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three, All The President's Men, Return to Oz, Zodiac, Norma Rae, and Saturday Night Fever, but to explore his collaboration with Richard Maltby Jr that produced such musicals as Starting Here, Starting Now, Baby, Take Flight, Big, Closer Than Ever, Love Match, How Do You Do, I Love You, and The Sap Of Life.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 20, 2017
In Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017
Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.  
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Leslie Kritzer joins the cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 6 at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 22, 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Loni Ackerman Joins the Cast of DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 6 at Feinstein's/54 Below on June 22, 9:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018
GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, has released Take Me to the World - the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster - today, Friday, June 1. The album is being released in conjunction with the fifth season of the critically-acclaimed TV Land series "Younger," which returns on Tuesday, June 5. To order the album, please visit http://smarturl.it/suttonfoster-world.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to produce THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE for the first time, August 7-12 at the Benedum Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018
Tony Award-winning director Richard Maltby, Jr. will be directing a limited engagement run of LOVE, LINDA, the stunning, one-woman tour de force musical and theatrical adventure starring acclaimed vocalist and musical theater actress Stevie Holland October 17th - November 10th at the Triad Theater, 158 West 72nd Street. The production features a book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman and music and lyrics by Cole Porter.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
Everybody's Talking About Jamie, the award-winning feel good new musical sensation, is pleased to announce that Rebecca McKinnis will be stepping into the role of Margaret New and Lee Ross will be joining the cast to play Hugo from 16 July.
by Kevin Alvey - Jan 16, 2019
The Tedd Firth Trio started January 2019 off in true genius form with a week of performances for their debut at the Birdland Theater on West 44th St. in NYC. The show had Mr. Firth taking control of the mic and hosting an evening of exciting music featuring Tedd Firth on Piano, David Finck on Bass, and Mark McLean on Drums. Each of the 4 nights of performances also featured a different guest artist singing a few tunes from their repertoire...songs sung in their own solo shows so often accompanied by Mr. Firth.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the American premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson. The Globe's own Barry Edelstein directs, with choreography by Ann Yee. Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019
Dorothy's Little Black Box and Dorothy's Piano Bar and Cabaret present Starting Here, Starting Now by Richard Maltby, Jr & David Shire
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2018
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Bobby Conte Thornton: Blame It on My Youth on Monday, August 20 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $69 - $125 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500.
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.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 14, 2019
In the theater community Jamie deRoy is a well known Broadway producer but in the Friars community she is also acclaimed as an entertainer. Friar Jamie deRoy furthermore has the distinction of being the 8th woman to become a Friar subsequent to the men's only club changing it's rules in 1988. Jamie deRoy who is usually the earliest to spot an opportunity had to wait behind the likes of Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers Gloria Allred, and Brooke Shields who were also among the first to join the Friars Club.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017
The Encore Musical Theatre Company proudly presents 9 to 5 The Musical, running August 3rd - August 27. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
The British Theatre Academy is to produce Disney's My Son Pinocchio Jr. as part of its second annual summer season takeover at Southwark Playhouse.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017
Tickets are on sale now for the national touring production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its West Palm Beach premiere May 9-14 at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts as part of a North American tour. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017
A cast of award winning performers, friends and colleagues will gather to pay tribute to the life and career of Tony Award winning Broadway legend Tammy Grimes in The Ziegfeld Society's The Unsinkable Tammy Grimes: A Musical Life in Revue, featuring reminiscences and musical numbers from Miss Grimes iconic Broadway musicals. The event will take place on Saturday, April 29th at 3:30 pm at Lang Concert Hall (69th Street between Park and Lexington).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
GHOSTLIGHT DELUXE, an imprint of Ghostlight Records, has announced the release of Take Me to the World, the long-awaited third album from two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster. The recording will be available on physical, digital and streaming formats on Friday, June 1.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018
After its acclaimed Broadway, touring and international productions, The Muny will be the first theatre in the world to create its own production of Jersey Boys. The Muny announced today the iconic leading quartet will star Emmy-nominated Mark Ballas as Frankie Valli, Bobby Conte Thornton as Bob Gaudio, Nicolas Dromard as Tommy DeVito and Keith Hines as Nick Massi. The fourth production in the theatre's centennial season, Jersey Boysruns July 9 - 16. Jersey Boys is directed and choreographed by Josh Rhodes with music direction by Rick Bertone. Jersey Boys is proudly sponsored by BMO Harris Bank.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019
The Old Globe presents the U.S. premiere of Life After, a rapturously beautiful and stirring new musical withbook, music, and lyrics by Britta Johnson, directed by the Globe's own Barry Edelstein, opening Friday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. Withchoreography by Ann Yee and music supervision, arrangements, and orchestrations by Lynne Shankel, Life After will run March 22 - April 28, 2019 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 22-28. Life After is produced by special arrangement with Yonge Street Theatricals, Linda Barnett, and Natalie Bartello. Single tickets start at $32.00 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park.