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Strike Up the Band - 1998 - Off-Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Closing:February 15, 1998

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131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
New York,NY10019

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 22, 2020
Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its schedule for fall 2020, offering a variety of free and pay-to-view options for virtual experiences.
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 17, 2021
The Link Theatre Company in collaboration with the Delta Symphony Orchestra will present a concert version of the acclaimed Broadway musical, Ragtime, written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, and Tony Award-winning playwright, Terrence McNally.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 13, 2021
The York Theatre Company in association with Riki Kane Larimer, will present the world premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort, music direction by David Hancock Turner, and directed by Randy Skinner.
by Peter Nason - Sep 11, 2022
In a clever twist, Cho, an Asian actor, plays the white Hollywood star who, in 'Breakfast at TifFany's,' played every Asian stereotype as Mr. Yunioshi.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2021
Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Frank Sinatra dominated the stage and screen in the mid 20th century. But beside and behind these golden gentlemen were a plethora of powerful women who enabled their success. From irreplaceable dance partners to influential lovers, Fred, Gene and Frank did not do it alone.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020
After lots of books for hardcore musical theatre lovers, Miller has finally written one for everybody else, The ABC's of Broadway Musicals: A Civilian's Guide, a fun, short, easy-to-read introduction to the art form, famous shows, famous artists, books and videos to check out, and a short but informative stroll through the history of musicals.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 27, 2022
​​​​​​​Theatre Raleigh announces its 2023 main stage season, including such award-winning musicals as 'Jersey Boys,' and 'The Prom' and the world premiere of N.C. playwright Allan Maule's 'The Weight of Everything We Know.'
by Stephi Wild - Oct 12, 2022
Kimberly Akimbo begins previews on Broadway tonight, October 12, and officially opens November 10th. Meet the cast bringing this show to the stage here!
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 30, 2020
Tickets for each of the online events are available at Links are available for viewing 72 hours after purchase.  Porchlight also announces the return of the popular series celebrating the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim@90 Roundtable with Michael Weber. The series returns Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. CST with a discussion on Road Show with guests Deanna Dunagan, Chris Jones and Michael Mahler.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 16, 2021
Lamplighters Community Theatre will present The 1940's Radio Hour, directed by Pamela Stompoly & George Bailey and produced by Heather Kenney, featuring music direction by Benjamin Read and choreography by Bruno Bosardi.
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2021
Beth Burrows returns to the stage with Luck Be a Lady, sequel to her critically acclaimed one-woman show Sirens of the Silver Screen.
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 28, 2020
HBO Max launched in May of 2020 and we've got a complete guide to all of the musicals, plays and theatre available on the newest streaming service.
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2020
Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including Frankie! The Musical (Caitlin Kinnunen), Royalties (Darren Criss), The Perfect Fit: The Musical (Laura Benanti), Robbie Rozelle and more!
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2022
This spring and summer, the Charlotte Symphony (CSO) is  bringing live music to communities throughout the Charlotte region – for free! Highlights  include the Orchestra’s debut at Little Rock A.M.E. Zion Church, outdoor concerts at five local  parks, and chamber music performances at Amity Presbyterian Church and the recently opened  Five Points Plaza. 
by Jill Kimball - May 1, 2021
Following a year of canceled and mostly virtual concerts, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra announced a 2021-22 season full of traditional classical blockbusters.
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2020
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced their lineup of artists for March 16 through March 29: 
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 3, 2022
The Richmond County Orchestra performs 'Strike up the Band,' a concert in celebration of Jewish Music Month on Sunday, March 27th at 3 pm featuring singer-songwriter Ryan Berkowitz, pianist Olga Gurevich, child soprano Adeline Cherny, Anita Berger with the St Cecelia singers  and with Maestro Alan Aurelia conducting the Richmond County Orchestra.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 28, 2021
Today's Theater Stories features the Lyric Theatre! Learn about the history of the Lyric Theatre, and the shows to have graced its stage including Jesus Christ Superstar, The Pirate Queen, Young Frankenstein, Spiderman: Turn off the Dark, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 27, 2020
Some of the greatest works of music ever composed, performed by many of the world's finest soloists, will be part of Sarasota Orchestra's 2020 - 2021 season.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 26, 2020
Jason Danieley is the latest guest star on Justin 'Squigs' Robertson's One Word Theatre series!
by Ricky Pope - Mar 17, 2022
Nelson Riddle, the legendary arranger/orchestrator/composer is largely responsible for what we think of as the sound of The Great American Songbook. His arrangements and orchestrations for artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Nat King Cole Dean Martin, Judy Garland, Johnny Mathis, Rosemary Clooney, and Doris Day, created for the Capitol label defined the sound of the 40s, 50s, and 60s. He is responsible for resuscitating Sinatra’s career and turning him into the legend he became. Riddle is the creator of the “Rat Pack” sound, composing scores for Robin and the Seven Hoods and Ocean’s 11 among dozens of other films. He won an Oscar for the score of 1974’s The Great Gatsby in addition to 3 Grammy awards, two of them for his album collaborations with Linda Ronstadt that revived his extraordinary career shortly before his death in 1985. It’s hard to overestimate his importance to American popular music.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 17, 2022
The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke, presented Get Happy: That Nelson Riddle Sound on Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:00pm in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 27, 2020
Strike Up The Band presents FENTON GRAY 'It's Only A Way I've Got' with guest EMMA ODELL and CHARLES MILLER at the piano on Monday 6th July 2020, 7pm - 8pm (recorded live at St James Theatre London - September 2014).
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2020
Need something new to listen to or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including Robbie Rozelle's 'Songs From Inside My Locker', Our Table (Melissa Errico, Constantine Maroulis, and more), and many others
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jun 22, 2020
Here comes The Marvelous Music of Maisel, led by Amy Sherman-Palladino's vision, while following COVID-19 stay home orders.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021
Boston Landmarks Orchestra under the direction of Music Director Christopher Wilkins celebrates its 20th anniversary season with the return of live orchestral music to the iconic DCR Hatch Memorial Shell on the Esplanade this summer-the first live and free professional symphony concerts in Boston since the pandemic began.
by Roy Berko - Jul 22, 2021
As I was walking into the pavilion at Blossom Music Center, the woman in front of me kept stopping to take pictures on her I-phone. She stopped, turned around smiled and said, 'Sorry, I'm from New Orleans. My husband and I are on a trip to see various outdoor music venues. This is the most beautiful one we've seen.'
by Stephi Wild - Jul 21, 2021
With HAMILTON and the New Revolution: Broadway Musicals in the 21st Century, musical theatre scholar, director, writer, composer, and fanboy Scott Miller takes you on a journey through the second decade of the millennium.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2021
The professional cast of six includes three actors returning to the Playhouse Mainstage - Tay Anderson (Life Could Be A Dream, What A Glorious Feeling, Andrews Brothers) Adam Biner (What A Glorious Feeling, Five Course Love) and Caila Carter (A Grand Night for Singing) and three actors making their Playhouse Mainstage debut - Johnathan Lee Iverson, Anastasia Remoundos and Russell Stephens. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022
Carnegie Hall announced today that its upcoming performance by Steven Reineke and The New York Pops on Friday, February 4 has been rescheduled for Wednesday, March 16 at 8:00PM due to COVID-related challenges for this specific event.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2022
 The New York Pops is rescheduling its concert, Get Happy: That Nelson Riddle Sound to Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 8:00pm in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Originally scheduled for Friday, February 4, 2022 at 8pm, the concert is being postponed to the following month due to Covid-related challenges.
by Steve Murray - Jan 20, 2020
Hershey Felder has mastered the niche of incorporating the beauty of classical music with a dramatic arc to create compelling works of theatre that satisfy emotionally and educate as well. Channeling the masters Gershwin, Beethoven, Debussy, Chopin and others, Felder is a master portraitist, concert pianist and storyteller. Here, he adapts the amazing story of Mona Golabeck's mother Lisa Jura, a pianist and survivor of the Nazi atrocities in WW II. There's no denying the artistry of Golabeck's skill as she presents the works of Chopin, Rachmaninoff and Edvard Grieg and her loving tribute to her mother's journey is powerful and authentic.
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 5, 2022
“Let the drums roll out, let the trumpets call, while the people shout, “Strike Up the Band!'  The WYO Theater will soon be filled with the romantic and swinging sounds of the 1940's when 'The ALL HANDS ON DECK! Show' takes the stage Saturday March 12 at 7:30pm.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2020
Once Upon a Mattress opens Upstairs at the Gatehouse in March 2020. Returning to the Gatehouse with another classic musical rarely seen in London, Mark Giesser steps back into the director's chair for his new production of Once Upon A Mattress, the first musical by Mary Rodgers, daughter of legendary musical composer Richard Rodgers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2022
The complete Carnegie Hall concert schedule for February and March has been announced.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2020
The musical theatre came roaring back in the 1990s and began a new Golden Age for the art form. And there's a new book that takes you on a guided tour.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 10, 2020
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced their March schedules!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2020
The York Theatre Company will present the Off-Broadway premiere of Cheek to Cheek: Irving Berlin in Hollywood, a song and dance celebration featuring the music and lyrics of the legendary Irving Berlin, with book by Barry Kleinbort (13 Things About Ed Carpolotti) and music direction by David Hancock Turner (York's Desperate Measures), directed and choreographed by four-time Tony Award nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, and Ain't Broadway Grand). Performances begin Friday, April 17, 2020 for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, May 17, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is set for Thursday, April 23, 2020 at 6:45 p.m. Cast and creative team will be announced shortly.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2020
The Harlem Cultural Collaborative closes out the 2020 Harlem Renaissance community centennial celebration with Strike Up The Band: HBCUs Marching Into The Harlem Renaissance. on Saturday, December 12th at 4pm.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 8, 2021
The New York Pops, led by Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke will return to Carnegie Hall for Get Happy: That Nelson Riddle Sound on Friday, February 4, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, joined by jazz artist Tony DeSare and Broadway star Capathia Jenkins.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2021
Get ready to swing, sway and swoon to over 30 of the most glorious songs of the 20th Century! Babes in Hollywood is a new musical review that salutes the legendary musical careers of Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2021
The 1940's Radio Hour is now playing at Lamplighters.​ The musical, by Walton Jones, and directed by George Bailey and Pamela Stompoly, runs through December 19, 2021.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2020
Longtime New Line Theatre actor and illustrator Zachary Allen Farmer teams up with New Line artistic director and writer Scott Miller for SHELLIE SHELBY SHARES THE SPOTLIGHT, a delightful story of a young woman discovering for the first time the incredible magic and power of musical theatre, as she embarks on a wild adventure through the treacherous social jungle of her first high school musical.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 4, 2021
In this comedy about love and diplomacy, Sally Adams, the unconventional ‘queen of Washington society’, is appointed US ambassador to the tiny Grand Duchy of Lichtenburg. She’s intent on refusing to shore up that country’s finances with American money. That is, until she meets Cosmo Constantine, the Lichtenburg foreign minister, and finds his charms irresistible.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 29, 2020
The Talkback with Ruby Locknar premieres September 1 at 5pm ET on Cast Party Network on YouTube.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 25, 2020
What have you been doing during the pandemic? New Line Theatre Artistic Director Scott Miller has been writing a collection of horror stories, all inspired by the musical theatre. Yes, you read that right.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 17, 2020
On October 1st, preeminent global theatrical distributor Abramorama will host the world premiere of the documentary Herb Alpert Is…. The global event will take place via Facebook LIVE and will feature a Q&A with Herb Alpert and director John Scheinfeld moderated by the Grammy Museum’s Artistic Director Scott Goldman immediately following.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2021
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra & Music School presents its extraordinary 2021-2022  Season at The VETS, programmed by Artistic Advisor and Conductor Bramwell Tovey. “We have an  exceptional new season in store for you featuring several amazing guest artists such as mezzo-soprano  Susan Platts, violinist Jennifer Frautschi, pianist Natasha Paremski, violinist Benjamin Beilman, 
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 2, 2022
The Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra’s spring season blooms festively with American Classics featuring the much-anticipated return of pianist Jon Kimura Parker on Saturday, April 9th at 8pm at The VETS. Maestro Bramwell Tovey leads this 2021-2022 Taco Classical Series concert showcasing the RI Philharmonic Orchestra premieres of George Gershwin’s Overture to Strike Up the Band, Florence  Price’s Symphony No.3 and Gabriela Lena Frank’s Haillí-Serenata, alongside Gershwin’s high-spirited  Piano Concerto in F. There will also be an Open Rehearsal on Friday, April 8th at 5:30pm. 
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 11, 2022
Fan-favorite guest conductor Byron Stripling returns to the POPS with a 's marvelous star-studded array of guest vocalists and musicians, celebrating beloved American music legend George Gershwin in 'S Wonderful 'S Gershwin, May 13–15 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus.

Strike Up the Band Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in Strike Up the Band and what's the order?
Fletcher's American Cheese Choral Society
Seventeen and Twenty-One
Typical Self-Made American
Meadow Serenade
The Unofficial Spokesman
The Wizard of the Age
Patriotic Rally
Yankee Doodle Rhythm
Stop! What Is This Mischief You're Doing
Strike Up the Band!
Oh, This Is Such a Lovely War
The Knitting Song
Hoping That Someday You'd Care
Military Dancing Drill
How About a Man?
Jim, Consider What You Are Doing
Homeward Bound
The War That Ended War
Sing Carry On!
Fletcher's American Chocolate Choral Society
I Mean to Say
A Man of High Degree
Three Cheers for the Union
This Could Go On for Years
If I Became the President
Hangin' Around with You
In the Rattle of the Battle
Mademoiselle in New Rochelle
How About a Boy Like Me?
I Want to Be a War Bride
Soldier's March
Official Resume
Ring a Ding a Ding Dong Dell
There Never Was Such a Charming War
Thanks to You
The Man I Love
Bring on the Ding Dong Dell
Typical Self-Made American
The Unofficial Spokesman
Patriotic Rally
Stop! What Is This Mischief You're Doing
Strike Up the Band!
Military Dancing Drill
I've Got a Crush on You
Fletcher's American Cheese Choral Society
17 And 21
Typical Self-Made American
Meadow Serenade
Unofficial Spokesman
Patriotic Rally
The Man I Love
Yankee Doodle Rhythm
Strike Up The Band
Oh This Is Such A Lovely War
Come Look At The War Choral Society
Hoping That Someday You'd Care
Military Dancing Drill
How About A Man?
Homeward Bound
The War That Ended War

What productions of Strike Up the Band have there been?
Strike Up the Band has had 4 productions including Broadway which opened in 1927, Broadway which opened in 1930, Broadway which opened in 1930 and Off-Broadway which opened in 1998.