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Subways Are for Sleeping - 1961 - Broadway

Suggested by the book by Edmund G. Love

A romance between Angela McKay, a fashion magazine reporter, and Tom Bailey, a hobo with a flair for gentility.

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St. James Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2020
On this day we celebrate, Tony nominated actress, Carol Lawrence!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 5, 2018
On this day we celebrate, Tony nominated actress, Carol Lawrence!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020
The York Theatre Company has announced 2 additions to its organization: Gerry McIntyre, York's new Associate Artistic Director, and Alana Graber, who is the company's new Director of Development. They join James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director, Evans Haile, Executive Director, and Aaron Simms, General Manager, on the York's administrative team.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
The Broadway community mourns the loss of beloved performer, lyricist and women's healthcare advocate Phyllis Newman, who passed away on September 15, 2019 at age 86. To commemorate her life and work, the Committee of Theatre Owners will dim the lights of the American Airlines, Broadhurst, Helen Hayes, Lunt-Fontanne, Lyric, New Amsterdam, Samuel J. Friedman, St. James, and Vivian Beaumont Theatres in New York for one minute on Friday, September 27 at exactly 7:45pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Phyllis Newman. The news was shared on social media by her daughter, Amanda Green. Newman was 86 years old.
by Walter McBride - Sep 16, 2019
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported yesterday, stage star Phyllis Newman passed away yesterday, September 15, at the age of 86. Newman got her start in show business at 4 years old imitating Carmen Miranda in theatres and clubs. Her portrayal of Martha Vail in the Jule Styne/Comden and Green musical Subways Are For Sleeping - costumed only in a bath towel - earned her a Tony Award. Her other Broadway credits include Bells Are Ringing, The Apple Tree, On the Town, The Prisoner of Second Avenue, Awake and Sing, Wish You Were Here, First Impressions, and her one-woman musical The Madwoman of Central Park West, which she co-authored with Arthur Laurents. She garnered a Tony Award nomination for her highly-acclaimed performance in Neil Simon's Broadway Bound.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report the passing of Phyllis Newman. The news was shared on social media by her daughter, Amanda Green. Newman was 86 years old.
by Stephen Mosher - Oct 28, 2019
Cabaret superstar Jeff Harnar revisits his past and the work of songwriting legends Comden and Green with a 30th anniversary performance of his breakout show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018
Desperate Measures, the hit musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed byBill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry) has announced a new block of tickets, now on sale through December 30.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
Tis the season for holiday tunes! From festive favorites to brand-new bops, Broadway isn't disappointing this year, with a huge variety of new holiday albums from your favorite artists to put under the tree. Check out a full list of 2019 holiday albums from Broadway best and brightest!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018
After a hit run at Palm Springs' Coachella Valley Rep, a string of high profile performances at acclaimed jazz club Upstairs at Vitello's in Los Angeles and an exclusive engagement onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's mega ship The Escape,  PERRY LAYLON OJEDA brings his solo act: JUST IN TIME: The Songs of Betty Comden & Adolph Green to Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City on April 4th 2019 at 9:30pm. Book your tickets NOW by clicking HERE!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2019
Following the critically acclaimed 'Lost West End' album series, Stage Door Records present the launch of 'Lost Broadway', a new series of albums that will focus on celebrating Broadway's forgotten and obscure musicals. With each album dedicated to specific years in Broadway history, the 'Lost Broadway' series launches with 'Lost Broadway 1961', a particularly abundant year in the Broadway calendar for musicals whose residencies were short lived but deserve not to be forgotten.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018
Beginning performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), for an open-ended engagement beginning May 30 with opening night set for June 13, Desperate Measures features: Gary Marachek (Eleanor) as Father Morse, Lauren Molina (Rock of Ages) as Bella Rose, Sarah Parnicky (Show Boat at Houston Grand Opera) as Susanna/Sister Mary Jo, Conor Ryan ('Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert') as Johnny Blood, Peter Saide (Skin Tight) as Sheriff Green, Nick Wyman (Les Miserables) as Governor von Richterhenkenpflichtgetruber and Anthony Festa, Celia Hottenstein, and Tom Souhrada.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Wayne Brady returns as Lola in Kinky Boots tonight, get a first look at a teaser trailer for Mary Poppins Returns, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt, and more!
by Michael Dale - Mar 4, 2018
'One of the few great musical comedies of the last thirty years.' - Howard Taubman' 'What a show! What a hit! What a solid hit!' - Walter Kerr' 'The best musical of the century.' - John Chapman'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2018
DESPERATE MEASURES, a musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry), will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), it was announced today by producers Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cosette. Following critical and audience acclaim at The New York Musical Festival and The York Theater Company, performances for the open-ended engagement begin May 30th and opening night is set for June 13th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018
The York Theatre Company has announced the cast for the special Spring Gala Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
PERRY LAYLON OJEDA , after a hit run at Palm Springs' Coachella Valley Rep and a string of high profile cruise ship performances, returns to Upstairs at Vitello's singing The Songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the legendary and longest running creative partnership in American Theatre History.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Desperate Measures, a new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino(Cagney, Marry Harry) is one of the most winning off-Broadway shows of the year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2018
Desperate Measures, a new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman(Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), and directed by Bill Castellino(Cagney, Marry Harry) is one of the most winning off-Broadway shows of the year. TV and current star of Amy and the Orphans, Jamie Brewer, stopped by for a visit with the cast backstage. Check out photos below.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Desperate Measures, now playing at New World Stages, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, June 13.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
On this day, we celebrate the life and legacy of legendary Broadway choreographer and director, Michael Bennett, who passed away from complications from AIDS on this day in 1987.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2019
On this day, we celebrate the life and legacy of legendary Broadway choreographer and director, Michael Bennett, who passed away from complications from AIDS on this day in 1987.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 2, 2018
On this day, we celebrate the life and legacy of legendary Broadway choreographer and director, Michael Bennett.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018
The Original Cast Recording from the hit musical comedy Desperate Measures is available digitally today from Masterworks Broadway, with the CD set for release August 10. With music by David Friedman (Listen to My Heart) and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina), the album is produced by Robert Sher with liner notes by Peter Filichia. Described by the Huffington Post as 'a good old-fashioned musical comedy... a happy surprise of a show filled with enjoyable songs,' Desperate Measures is currently running at New World Stages in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11:30 pm. The show features Aaron Alcaraz, Nicholas Barasch, Alana Cauthen, Grace Choi, Karl Josef Co, CJ Eldred, MaryJoanna Grisso, Cory Jeacoma, Noah Plomgren, and Brynn Williams. 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' will bring to light the importance of new musical theatre writing and provide a platform for hopeful writers to work with a group of professionals to showcase their work in front of a larger audience.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2019
TV icons Barbara Eden ("I Dream of Jeannie") & Hal Linden ("Barney Miller") star in A.R. Gurney's Love Letters at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30pm. Don't miss this funny and emotional portrait of the powerful connection of love!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2018
Mazel Tov! The Jule Styne Celebration Continues! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the rarely-seen musical Bar Mitzvah Boy, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Tony and Oscar winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), and book by Jack Rosenthal (Yentl), as adapted by David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), the second of three shows in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of composer Jule Styne. Performances begin TOMORROW, Saturday afternoon, February 10, 2018 for 11 performances only through Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Orson Bean has died at age 91. According to The New York Times, his cause of death was a 'traffic accident' in Venice, CA. Capt. Brian Wendling of the Los Angeles Police Department said that Bean was struck and killed by a car on Friday while crossing the street.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer), New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 49th Anniversary at its annual Gala Benefit on Monday, April 2, 2018 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award-nominated actor/singer and 2016 Rosie Award-winner Norm Lewis. Two-time Tony Award-nominee Brad Oscar will be Master of Ceremonies for the evening.
by Review Roundups - Feb 8, 2018
Kicking off the Encores! season is Hey, Look Me Over!, an original production from the Tony- honored series responsible for bringing classic American musicals back to life since 1994. To celebrate Encores! at 25, Viertel and Encores! Music Director Rob Berman created Hey, Look Me Over!---a collection of opening numbers, grand finales, and other excerpts from beloved shows that have not yet found a berth on the City Center stage. They include: All American, George M!, Greenwillow, Jamaica, Mack & Mabel, Milk and Honey, Sail Away, and Wildcat.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019
After a hit run at Palm Springs' Coachella Valley Rep, a string of high profile performances at acclaimed jazz club Upstairs at Vitello's in Los Angeles and an exclusive engagement onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's mega ship The Escape, PERRY LAYLON OJEDA brings his solo act: JUST IN TIME: The Songs of Betty Comden & Adolph Green to Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City on April 4th 2019 at 9:30pm.
by Harry Haun - Feb 28, 2018
 'You know this is the first time I ever heard of NOT sleeping with the author to get the part,' cracked a profoundly p.o.-ed Phyllis Newman at the fourth of five auditions she had to endure in order to land a big, star-making role on Broadway.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 26, 2018
Are subways really for sleeping? The York Theatre Company presents the 1961 Broadway musical Subways Are for Sleeping with music byJule Styne and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, suggested by the book by Edmund G. Love, the final show in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of the legendary composer Jule Styne. Directed by Stuart Ross, and with music direction by David Hancock Turner, the cast features Karl Josef Co, David Engel, Beth Glover, David Josefsberg, Alyse Alan Louis, Kathryn McCreary, Gerry McIntyre, Gina Milo, Eric William Morris, and Kilty Reidy.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2018
Are subways really for sleeping? The York Theatre Company presents the 1961 Broadway musical Subways Are for Sleeping with music by Jule Styne and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, suggested by the book by Edmund G. Love, the final show in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of the legendary composer Jule Styne. Directed by Stuart Ross, and with music direction by David Hancock Turner, the cast features Karl Josef Co, David Engel, Beth Glover, David Josefsberg, Alyse Alan Louis, Kathryn McCreary, Gerry McIntyre, Gina Milo, Eric William Morris, and Kilty Reidy.
by Guest Blog: Dominic McHugh - Feb 23, 2018
Dr Dominic McHugh discusses rediscovering and presenting Meredith Willson's songs from The Music Man in a 60th anniversary concert at the University of Sheffield
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2018
Are subways really for sleeping? The York Theatre Company presents the 1961 Broadway musical Subways Are for Sleeping with music byJule Styne and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, suggested by the book by Edmund G. Love, the final show in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of the legendary composer Jule Styne. Directed by Stuart Ross, and with music direction by David Hancock Turner, the cast features Karl Josef Co, David Engel, Beth Glover, David Josefsberg, Alyse Alan Louis, Kathryn McCreary, Gerry McIntyre, Gina Milo, Eric William Morris, and Kilty Reidy.
by Michael Dale - Feb 17, 2018
With a name like BAR MITZVAH BOY, it should be no surprise that the current musical at the York is a coming of age story. What is surprising is that the composer of this intimate piece is Jule Styne, better known for brassy star vehicles like GYPSY and FUNNY GIRL.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018
Are subways really for sleeping? The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, has announced the cast of the 1961 Broadway musical Subways Are for Sleeping with music by Jule Styne and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the final show in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of the legendary composer Jule Styne. Performances are set to begin Saturday afternoon, February 24, 2018 for 11 performances only through Sunday, March 4, 2018 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 25, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 12, 2018
Mazel Tov! The Jule Styne Celebration Continues! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, presents the rarely-seen musical Bar Mitzvah Boy, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Tony and Oscar winner Don Black (Sunset Boulevard), and book by Jack Rosenthal (Yentl), as adapted by David Thompson (The Scottsboro Boys), the second of three shows in the Winter 2018 Musicals in Mufti Series celebrating the work of composer Jule Styne. Performances began February 10, 2018 for 11 performances only through Sunday, February 18, 2018 at the York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night was Sunday evening, February 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. Check out photos from the night below!
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2018
When the subject of New York City Center Encores! comes up among musical theatre enthusiasts, the conversation almost invariably steers to what shows they should be presenting in their series of concerts. Although several of their productions, like the mega-hit revival of CHICAGO, have transferred, a night out at Encores! is, to many, most satisfying when they revive shows that, although significant in one way or another, are unlikely to find themselves back on Broadway.
by Sara Crescente - Dec 25, 2018
Il Natale. Non c'e nulla di piu bello dell'albero che illumina la stanza con le sue lucine colorate, o dei regali perfettamente impacchettati che lo circondano. Per non parlare poi degli immancabili dolci e della perenne lotta tra chi ama il pandoro e chi invece il panettone. Eppure, non sarebbe davvero Natale senza le canzoni che, con le loro note allegre, fanno da colonna sonora a questo giorno di festa. Per gli amanti dei musical, abbiamo selezionato dieci canzoni, dalle piu classiche alle piu recenti, che vi terranno compagnia durante questa giornata di festa, dalla preparazione del grande pranzo natalizio alla delicata procedura di spacchettare i regali.
by Stephen Mosher - Dec 18, 2019
Broadway leading man Perry Ojeda finally comes home in his new one man show JUST IN TIME: THE SONGS OF COMDEN AND GREEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018
Desperate Measures, the new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina),and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry) has announced a new block of tickets, now on sale through October 28 for the open ended run.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts & Mccoy Rigby Entertainment present the West Coast Premiere of GRUMPY OLD MEN: THE MUSICAL, book by Dan Remmes, music by Neil Berg, lyrics by Nick Meglin, (Adapted from the Warner Bros. motion picture written by Mark Steven Johnson), additional orchestrations by Phil Reno, choreography by Michele Lynch, musical direction by Benet Braun and direction by Matt Lenz.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018
Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company announces the release of a limited number of tickets for the dress rehearsal of the special Spring Gala Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!). Joining the cast of eight is Lauren Molina who replaces the previously announced Alli Mauzey, and Michelle Ragusa.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
Pat Flicker Addiss and Mary Cossette present Desperate Measures, a new musical comedy gone wild with music by David Friedman (Listen To My Heart), book and lyrics by Peter Kellogg (Anna Karenina),and directed by Bill Castellino (Cagney, Marry Harry). Desperate Measures has announced full casting and will play New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues), for an open-ended engagement beginning May 30 with opening night set for June 13.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 11, 2018
The York Theatre Company just presented its Spring Gala Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!).