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Martin Beck Theatre (New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.

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Based on the screenplay and the novella by Ernest Lehman


Based on the screenplay by Ernest Lehman and Clifford Odets


Based on the motion picture by MGM / UA Home Entertainment Group, Inc.


¬"Simply Barbra¬" Steven Brinberg Celebrates 50th Anniversary Of FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

This Saturday, September 22 at 7:00 PM, at The Green Room 42, 570 Tenth Avenue at 42nd Street, NYC (on the 4th Floor of Yotel) Steven Brinberg in the latest edition of Simply Barbra, his acclaimed all-live homage to the legendary Barbra Streisand.This new show celebrates the 50th anniversary of the film Funny Girl, which premiered on September 19, 1968, at the Criterion Theatre on Broadway. In addition to songs from Funny Girl by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, there will be other Streisand hits and surprises. Musical Director is Christopher Dennyand Sam Krivda will be the special guest star. The cover charge is $20-$60. There is no food and drink minimum. For tickets, please visit www.TheGreenRoom42.com. (more...)

Jacqueline Salvador, Heather Sawyer and More to Star in JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Atlantic for Kids presents the world premiere production of Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach, featuring words and music by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a book by Timothy Allen McDonald to kick off their season. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara and Jeremy Jordan Slated for Concerts at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The internationally acclaimed Broadway @ concert series hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky is finally landing smack dab in the middle of Broadway itself this fall. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Finds Full Company for Holiday Run at Boch Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

NETworks Presentations has announced casting for the Boston engagement of ELF THE MUSICAL. (more...)

London Holiday Engagement of SIMPLY BARBRA Starring Steven Brinberg Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate venue in London......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA'S HOLIDAY SHOW. This special engagement is Friday, December 8th at 7:30 pm at Christmas In Leicester Square (located in the centre of Leicester Square). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Kelli O'Hara
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Nov 27, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; BLUFF City Theater Leads Best Theatre Company Race!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

HAMLISCH UNCOVERED Album, Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Nancy Opel, Tony Sheldon and More, Out Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2017

Broadway Records today announced that Hamlisch Uncovered will be released digitally on Friday, December 15, 2017 and in stores on Friday, January 26, 2018. (more...)

Varese Sarabande Records Will Release PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN! A MARVIN HAMLISCH CELEBRATION May 25
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2018

Varese Sarabande is honored to announce the release of¬†PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN! A MARVIN HAMLISCH CELEBRATION,¬†a collection of the most beloved songs of PEGOT- winning (Pulitzer Prize¬ģ, EMMY¬ģ, Grammy¬ģ, Oscar¬ģ, Tony¬ģ) composer Marvin Hamlisch, digitally and on CD¬†May 25, 2018. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Starring Deaf Actor Joshua Castille
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

The full cast for The 5th Avenue Theatre's spectacular new production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, which stars Deaf actorJoshua Castille as Quasimodo, has been announced. Castille will use American Sign Language (ASL) throughout his performance, bringing new life and perspective to Quasimodo, who is deaf in the novel by Victor Hugo. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Announces GALA 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrates GALA 2018 on Friday, June 8, 2018 across the company's multi-faceted complex on Navy Pier. Funds raised will benefit the Chicago Shakespeare in Classrooms and Communities initiatives-which includes the Tony Award-winning Theater's nationally recognized education programs and free citywide Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour. Chicago Shakespeare will present the Spirit of Shakespeare Awards to Civic Honorees Marilynn and Carl Thoma and Artistic Honoree John Lithgow. Guests will enjoy a one-night-only performance in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, featuring Tony and Grammy Award-winner Heather Headley and The Voice all-star Chris Mann. (more...)

SIMPLY BARBRA Celebrates Barbra Streisand's Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club pre birthday celebration ......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA Celebrates Barbra Streisand's Birthday on Wednesday, April 4th at 7:00 pm at Feinstein's/54 Below, 254 West 54th Street, NYC 10019. (more...)

Play Ball! Kelli O'Hara and Patti Murin to Perform at Yankees Opening Day!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 28, 2018

Batter up! Frozen's resident Princess Anna, Patti Murin and Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara revealed some exciting news on Twitter this evening. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Announces NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, Kathy Fitzgerald, Eric Sciotto, and More to Star
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

What do you get when you mix a cocktail of 21 Gershwin gems, madcap comedy, and show-stopping dance numbers?  It's Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Broadway's 10-Time Tony nominated musical Nice Work If You Can Get It, coming to the Carpenter Performing Arts Center April 6-22.  (more...)

5th Avenue's KISS ME, KATE Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Rehearsals are in full swing for The 5th Avenue Theatre's production of Kiss Me, Kate, which begins performances next Friday, April 6. (more...)

Send In The Clone! SIMPLY BARBRA starring Steven Brinberg Comes to Catalina Bar & Grill
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

SEND IN THE CLONE the next best things: Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in Hollywood...in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Tuesday, March 13th at 8:30 pm at Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 W Sunset Blvd. Hollywood CA 90028. (more...)

Dean John Wilson to Join Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in THE KING AND I; Three Week Extension Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2018

Looks like the West End will be getting to know Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe. According to a report by the Daily Mail, Lincoln Center Theater's production of THE KING AND I 'has its eye on the London Palladium for a limited season next year.' (more...)

Kokandy Productions Presents GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the final production of its fifth anniversary season: the Tony Award-nominated musical GRAND HOTEL, playing April 15 - May 27, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Featuring a book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the Kokandy production will be directed by Artistic Producer John D. Glover, with music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Brenda Didier. (more...)

Brief 6/29: First Look at SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Jun 29, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: get a first look at Encores! production of Songs For a New World, and more! (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2018 Raises $1.6 Million
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrated GALA 2018 on Friday, June 8, 2018, raising $1.6 million for the Chicago Shakespeare in Classrooms and Communities initiatives-which include the Tony Award-winning Theater's nationally recognized education programs and free citywide Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks tour. (more...)

Roundabout Will Honor John Lithgow at 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that its annual 2019 Gala will celebrate two-time Tony and six-time Emmy Award winner John Lithgow with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre on Monday, February 25, 2019. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Earns Emmy Nomination, Says She is 'Grateful (and in Shock)'
by Julie Musbach - Jul 12, 2018

This morning, Broadway's Kelli O'Hara received her first Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series for her role as Katie Bonner in 'The Accidental Wolf'.  (more...)

DVR Alert: John Lithgow Talks New Broadway Show on CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Award-winning actor John Lithgow opens up about the death of his father and how it inspired his new Broadway production, in a candid interview with Lee Cowan to be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 7 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Joins Broadway Concert Series in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky returns to San Francisco in 2018 at the Herbst Theatre in the iconic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. The internationally acclaimed series will now bring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara to San Francisco in the New Year, on the heels of Jessie Mueller's smash hit season opener this past October. (more...)

Photo Flash: MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Comes to Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the next mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Merrily We Roll Along, January 26 - March 11,  2018, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, with direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate direction and musical staging by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham at Porchlght's home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play by the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. (March 4 and March 11) and 6 p.m. (February 4, February 11, February 18 and February 25) with a weekday matinee Thursday, March 8 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 4 p.m. performance Saturday, Feb. 3 and no 7:30 p.m. performance on Thursday, March 8. Tickets are $33 - $60 and are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

HAMLISCH UNCOVERED Album, Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Nancy Opel, Tony Sheldon and More Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

Broadway Records today announced that Hamlisch Uncovered will be released digitally today, December 15, 2017 and in stores today, January 26, 2018. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Joins Broadway Concert Series in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway concert series, hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky, has announced that Tony Award nominee and star of The CW's Supergirl Jeremy Jordan will join the internationally acclaimed series at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco this season on Sunday. (more...)

John Lithgow to Bring the Magic of Storytelling to Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

SIMPLY BARBRA Starring Steven Brinberg Comes to the Purple Room
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Barbra Streisand plays an intimate club in Palm Springs......in the guise of world renowned impressionist Steven Brinberg as SIMPLY BARBRA on Friday, January 26th at 8:00 pm at the Purple Room, 1900 E, Palm Canyon Drive (inside the Club Trinidad Hotel), Palm, CA; dinner at 6:30 pm. Doug Peck is the Musical Director with a special guest Ronen Bay. Steven's new show recreates 92264some of Miss Streisand's greatest hits, other favorites and Broadway songs... and brief voices of artists ranging from Cher to Bea Arthur....Seen in 40 US cities and 9 countries, the constantly updated SIMPLY BARBRA shows are the next best thing to seeing the legendary singer/actress/director in person. And with this return engagement and you can actually meet this one afterwards! (more...)

Porchlight Announces Extension of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Now Through 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces Merrily We Roll Along, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, with direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, associate direction and musical staging by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham has been extended through March 17 at Porchlght's home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Merrily We Roll Along is based on the play by the same name written by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart.  (more...)

Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara Star in LOVE LETTERS at Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Alec Baldwin and Kelli O'Hara will star in Westport Country Playhouse's Spring Gala performance of A. R. Gurney's play, 'Love Letters,' on Thursday, April 12, at 7 p.m. The one-night-only, $250 per ticket fundraising event will honor the memory of playwright A. R. 'Pete' Gurney, who was a consistent contributor to the Playhouse stage, with 21 works produced there from 1980 through 2016. Gurney died last June at age 86. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; STAGES Leads Best Theatre Company!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; Just One Week Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief December 21th, 2017: John Lithgow on Broadway, FRANKENSTEIN, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Dec 21, 2017

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART begins previews tonight at the American Airlines Theatre, Robert Fairchild-led FRANKENSTEIN begins performances off-Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

HAMLISCH UNCOVERED Album, Featuring Kelli O'Hara, Nancy Opel, Tony Sheldon and More, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

Broadway Records celebrates Hamlisch Uncovered, released digitally today, December 15, 2017, and in stores on Friday, January 26, 2018. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: JOHN LITHGOW: STORIES BY HEART
by Walter McBride - Dec 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Staci Levine, has announced the Broadway return of beloved stage and screen star John Lithgow in John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, directed by Daniel Sullivan. See the marquee for the brand-new show below! (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Brings Holiday Cheer to Madison Square Garden Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

NETworks Presentations presents the New York engagement of Elf The Musical. The show will play from tonight, December 13, through December 29 at The Theater at Madison Square Garden. (more...)

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards; EMILY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

BLOOD ROCK: THE MUSICAL Opens In West LA Sept. 20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2018

Described as "West Side Story¬ÖWith Vampires," 'Blood Rock: The Musical" will make its world debut on Thursday, September 20th at The Odyssey Theater in West Los Angeles. The new musical, which will run September 20 thru 23, and again September 27 thru 30, tells the story of two rival vampire gangs that have been living secretly in the city of Philadelphia for hundreds of years. (more...)

BLOOD ROCK: The Musical To Make World Debut At The Odyssey Theater In Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Described as 'West Side Story...With Vampires,' 'Blood Rock: The Musical' will make its world debut on Thursday, September 20th at The Odyssey Theater in West Los Angeles. The new musical, which will run September 20 thru 23, and again September 27 thru 30, tells the story of two rival vampire gangs that have been living secretly in the city of Philadelphia for hundreds of years. (more...)

New York Youth Symphony Now Accepting Applications For Musical Theater Composition Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

Now entering its 56th season, the New York Youth Symphony (NYYS) is launching a Musical Theater Composition (MTC) program, to be led by newly-appointed director Anna K. Jacobs. In a partnership with the Harlem School of the Arts, this new program aims to diversify the world of musical theater by creating opportunities for young composers to have their compositions workshopped and performed by both peers and professionals. (more...)

BWW Review: MAMMA MIA! How Can You Resist This??
by Charles Shubow - Aug 17, 2018

Many of my readers know my connection with MAMMA MIA! on Broadway (see my bio below). When I saw many months ago that Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia would be presenting it (the professional regional premiere) I knew it would be a money maker and knew, after seeing many Toby productions, it would be done well. Well, not only have they done well, this edition of MAMMA MIA! is just plain superb. (more...)

Theater for the New City Stages THE WRONG BOX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Theater for the New City presents The Wrong Box, a world premiere musical black comedy with book, music and lyrics by Kit Goldstein Grant, based on the classic novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyd Osbourne. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2018: BWW Review: THE WEDDING RECEPTION, The Principal
by Fraser MacDonald - Aug 11, 2018

As the peal of wedding bells ring out across Edinburgh's Royal Mile, the Sweet Smell of Success fills the air as Interactive Theatre International bring their riotous farce, The Wedding Reception, back to the Fringe for another year. (more...)

HOLIDAY INN Opens at The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Next up this summer at the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival (FLMTF) is Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The show runs August 1 through August 22 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in Emerson Park. (more...)

Video: Play Ball! Kelli O'Hara Sings the National Anthem at Yankees Opening Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Batter up! Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara revealed belted one out in the ballpark today, singing the national anthem for opening day at Yankee Stadium! Check out video of Kelli officially ringing in the new baseball season with her flawless rendition! (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Lighting Designer, Natasha Katz, Accepts The 2018 Apple Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

The Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance, a department within the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts at Wayne State University, will honor legendary Broadway lighting designer, Natasha Katz, with the 2018 Apple Award on Thursday, April 19, 2018 during an invitation-only ceremony at the Fisher Theatre prior to that evening's performance of Broadway's 'School of Rock,' for which Ms. Katz designed the lighting. (more...)

Brief 4/16: NYTW Gala, Broadway Benefit Concert for Parkland, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 16, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: New York Theatre Workshop will host its 2018 gala tonight, and Broadway stars will unite in Sunrise, FL for a benefit concert for Parkland! (more...)

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