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by Vicki Trask - Sep 7, 2019
Calgary's thriving theatre season officially got under way this September with the opening of Stage West's a?oeThere Goes The Bridea??. Broadway World has compiled a list of some of the exciting upcoming shows that Calgarians and visitors can look forward to in this 2019/2020 season.
by Julie Musbach - Sep 6, 2019
Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan will return to Broadway with the second of his two exhilarating dramas celebrating Lyndon B. Johnson's legacy: THE GREAT SOCIETY. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
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. This adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy-tale The Princess and the Pea opened on Broadway in 1959, where it was nominated for a Tony, and revived starring Sarah Jessica Parker in 1996.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
The full cast has been announced for The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, a new musical with book by Allan Knee (the writer of Hope Aria's 2017 hit musical, Little Women), and music and lyrics by newcomer Andre Catrini. Ryan Kopel stars in the title role of Timothy. He is joined by Paul Greenwood, Michael Matus, Sammy Graham and Helen Pearson who star as Scrooge, Grimaldi, Lucy and Mrs Linden/Miss Poole respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2018
Strike up the band: Riverdale Repertory Company, Riverdale Rising Stars, and Riverdale Junior Rising Stars proudly present THE MUSIC MAN JR. at the Riverdale YM-YWHA for a limited engagement of six performances only, from November 10-18, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2019
THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT, a new musical with book by Allan Knee, and music and lyrics by newcomer Andre Catrini, comes to Hope Mill Theatre. Ryan Kopel stars in the title role of Timothy. He is joined by Paul Greenwood, Michael Matus, Sammy Graham and Helen Pearson who star as Scrooge, Grimaldi, Lucy and Mrs Linden/Miss Poole respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018
Director Mark Giesser returns to Upstairs at the Gatehouse with George and Ira Gershwin's madcap musical hidden gem Strike Up The Band, written with George S. Kaufman in 1927. While the original script was rewritten by Morrie Ryskind in 1930, this production presents the original, with the dark satire on America's war-mongering over a trade deal re-established.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 14, 2019
BroadwayWorld is checking in with the cast to uncover some little known facts about the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as David Garrison gives us a lesson on Richard Nixon and George Wallace.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018
Strike up the band: Riverdale Repertory Company, Riverdale Rising Stars, and Riverdale Junior Rising Stars proudly present THE MUSIC MAN at the Riverdale YM-YWHA. The limited engagement continues through Sunday, November 18, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2019
Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment, Joseph Houston & William Whelton for Hope Mill Theatre and Timothy Cratchit Development LLC have announced the full cast for THE ASTONISHING TIMES OF TIMOTHY CRATCHIT, a new musical with book by Allan Knee (the writer of Hope Aria's 2017 hit musical, Little Women), and music and lyrics by newcomer Andre Catrini. Ryan Kopel stars in the title role of Timothy. He is joined by Paul Greenwood, Michael Matus, Sammy Graham and Helen Pearson who star as Scrooge, Grimaldi, Lucy and Mrs Linden/Miss Poole respectively. 
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
A spectacle like no other awaits millions, as the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, the nation's most cherished holiday tradition, kicks off the holiday season. On Thursday, November 28 at 9 a.m., the time honored phrase Let's Have a ParadeTM will ring from the starting line as the march of fantasy takes to the streets of New York City. With more than 8,000 volunteers dressed as clowns, guiding the flight of larger-than-life character balloons, transporting spectators to new worlds on signature floats, bringing the beat in the nation's best marching bands and entertaining the crowds as part of dazzling performance groups, the annual march is jam-packed with entertainment. With more than 3.5 million spectators in New York City and more than 50 million television viewers nationwide, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is America's premiere holiday celebration.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
A spectacle like no other awaits millions as the 92nd annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade®, America's favorite tradition, kicks-off the holiday season. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is the nation's biggest and most anticipated holiday celebration. Millions of families will tune in to watch the excitement unfold on Thursday, Nov. 22 as Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker of NBC's 'Today' host the broadcast from 9 a.m.-noon in all time zones.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019
The Axelrod continues its tradition of celebrating Memorial Day weekend with "Strike up the Band," a swinging big band concert featuring award-winning lead vocalist Gabrielle Stravelli performing the immortal songs of George and Ira Gershwin.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
This summer Goodspeed Musicals will produce the heartwarming new musical Because of Winn Dixie. This touching tale based on the award-winning novel by Kate DiCamillo will run June 28 - September 1 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn.
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 BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The Delray Beach Playhouse announces their 2019-20 Season Subscriptions for the Main Stage Series plays, Musical Memories and Nostalgic Concert Series.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced their lineup of artists for March 16 through March 29: 
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2020
Jason Danieley is the latest guest star on Justin 'Squigs' Robertson's One Word Theatre series!
by Carol Kassie - Mar 14, 2019
The timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin plus an aviator, a Channel swimmer, exuberant dance numbers, sparkling costumes, romance, comedy, and America in 1927 equals My One and Only, Stage Door Theatre's upcoming production at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC). The show will open on March 8th and run through March 24th.
by Gary Naylor - Mar 13, 2019
The Gershwins' sublime music and lyrics rescue a show hamstrung by a confused and clumsy book and some very familiar characters.
by David Green - Mar 11, 2019
It's time to strike up the band for the 7th annual concert by the McCallum Theatre Concert Band, with conductor and McCallum Theatre President & CEO Mitch Gershenfeld, on Sunday, March 24, at 3:00pm. Highlights of this year's concert will be a performance of the beloved "Carnival of the Animals" by Saint-Saens featuring pianist Jeffrey Siegel and a new text written and performed by David Gonzalez, and special guest appearances by Gavin MacLeod (narrator) and former TEN Tenor Chad Hilligus (guest vocalist). And, after the concert, there is free ice cream for everyone!
by BWW News Desk - 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 TV News Desk - 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 TV Scoop - Jan 7, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Wednesday, January 23, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
Director Mark Giesser returns to Upstairs at the Gatehouse with George and Ira Gershwin's madcap musical hidden gem Strike Up The Band, written with George S. Kaufman in 1927. While the original script was rewritten by Morrie Ryskind in 1930, this production presents the original, with the dark satire on America's war-mongering over a trade deal re-established.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019
Today in The Bronx at P.S. 72X, leading NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway (Executive Director, Michael Presser) begins its city-wide school tour of The Gershwins' Real Magic, a new musical they developed with The Estate of George & Ira Gershwin and Tams-Witmark, a Concord Theatricals Company Music Library. The tour will play 90 performances over 10 weeks at over 50 New York City Public Schools in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan. Since 1982, Inside Broadway has impacted the lives of over 1 million New York City public school students with its one-of-a-kind theatre arts and education programs that enrich, educate and foster new generations of theatergoers.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME, airing on ABC today, January 23, 2019!
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 BWW News Desk - 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 Carol Kassie - Feb 25, 2019
The timeless music of George and Ira Gershwin plus an aviator, a Channel swimmer, exuberant dance numbers, sparkling costumes, romance, comedy, and America in 1927 equals My One and Only, Stage Door Theatre's upcoming production at the Lauderhill Performing Arts Center (LPAC). The show will open on March 8th and run through March 24th.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2019
Full of 1940s music, dancing and old-time sound effects, the play portrays the final holiday broadcast of the Mutual Manhattan Variety Cavalcade on the New York radio station WOV in December 1942.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has brought together an extraordinary group of artists to helm the five exciting productions planned this season: an All-American classic, a heart-warming musical tale, an electric dance-filled tuner, an extraordinary true story, and an inspirational journey that's sure to inspire. Single tickets for all five shows set for Goodspeed's 2019 season go on public sale this Sunday, February 17 at 10:00 a.m..
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
The Gershwins s'wonderful musical My One and Only tap dances its way onto the Wagner College Theatre Mainstage from February 21-March 3, 2019, under the direction of Ann Neiman (WCT's 42nd Street and Into the Woods), with choreography by John Scacchetti (Broadway's 42nd Street and Gypsy revivals) and music direction by David Sisco (WCT's Hair and La Cage aux Folles).
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2020
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater have announced their March schedules!
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018
Looking for the perfect gift for the theater or dance lover in your life? Look no further! NJ's newest professional theater, The Axelrod Performing Arts Center, offers gift certificates and subscriptions for an exciting lineup of main-stage musicals, ballets and special events for 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2020
The Talkback with Ruby Locknar premieres September 1 at 5pm ET on Cast Party Network on YouTube.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
Popular television actor Donny Most, best known for his role as jokester Ralph Malph on the classic sitcom Happy Days, will play Serge in Drayton Entertainment's upcoming production of the hit play 'ART'. The production will run at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse from October 2 to October 20.
by BWW News Desk - 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 BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2019
Meet the Oz-some current cast of Wicked on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - 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 Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 15, 2019
Mario Lanza brought Opera to Hollywood and Sean Patrick Murtagh brought Mario Lanza to the Cabaret World at The Green Room 42 last night. Sean's lyric baritone effectively handled the repertoire usually sung by a tenor's voice and brought a distinctive vivacity to the songs usually associated with Mario Lanza and other celebrated tenors. Actually this show was about Mario and Richard (not Tucker). It was a heartfelt tribute to Sean's vocal teacher Richard who first exposed him to the Mario Lanza songbook. With his superior musical theater acting skills and charming personality Sean Patrick Murtagh is an exciting addition to the Cabaret World. Similar to the Metropolitan Opera, The Green Room 42 was full of Bravo's last night and I was thinking 3 Tenors plus 1 great Lyric Baritone would also make a great performance.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019
The Gershwins' Real Magic, a new musical created by NYC arts education nonprofit Inside Broadway(Executive Director, Michael Presser) and developed with The Estate of George & Ira Gershwin andTams-Witmark, a Concord Theatricals Company, will get 2 special performances on Monday, April 15 at10:30am and 12:30pm at the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, Bruno Walter Auditorium.Created to introduce a new generation to the beloved music of George & Ira Gershwin, this exciting new production began a New York City-wide school tour in January and will have played 90 performances over 10 weeks at over 50 New York City Public Schools. Since its creation in 1982, Inside Broadway has impacted the lives of over 1 million New York City public school students with its one-of-a-kind theatre arts and education programs that enrich, educate and foster new generations of theatergoers.