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St. James Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
246 West 44th St.

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A dance revue featuring swing music and dance to classic songs, new numbers, and choreography in a variety of regional styles.

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual NIGHT OF SWING
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Mercedes Ellington To Receive Spirit of '45 Award At 1st Annual "Night of Swing" Saturday,  Aug. 12 at Wyndham New Yorker Hotel Honoring America's  Greatest Generation ; Co-Hosted By United War Veteran Council, Former GIs And Their Gals Will       Swing to Music of  Ellington, Goodman,  Miller, Dorsey & Basie (more...)

BWW Review: SING, SING, SWING Along With Servant Stage Company
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 22, 2017

Wally Calderon directs a revue of Forties era jazz, pop and swing classics that keep the joint jumping. (more...)

Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges Announces Lineup For 12th Annual 'LudaDay Weekend'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Iconic recording artist, actor and philanthropist, Chris 'Ludacris' Bridges, has just announced his stellar lineup for his anticipated LudaDay Weekend. (more...)

DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS Coming to Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The music of American composer, pianist and bandleader Duke Ellington will be celebrated at Music Theater Works, October 6-15, 2017, at Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Skylight Music Theatre opens the 2017-18 season with Hot Mikado, a swinging version of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic masterpiece The Mikado, running Friday, September 29 through Sunday, October 15, 2017 in the Cabot Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway, Historic Third Ward, Milwaukee. (more...)

BANDSTAND Choreographer to Helm THE SONG AND DANCE OF BROADWAY, Starring Willemijn Verkaik, Earl Carpenter and More in Tokyo
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Bandstand Associate Choreographer Mark Stuart will direct and choreograph 'The Song and Dance of Broadway' as part of the World Musical Concert series at the Tokyu Theatre Orb, the largest theater in Tokyo. (more...)

On Sale at bergenPAC This Friday: Michael McDonald, So You Think You Can Dance and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

New show on sale at bergenPAC: So You Think You Can Dance on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 at 8 p.m.; Michael McDonald on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 at 8 p.m.; David Caserta's Haunted Illusions on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017 at 3 p.m.; Disney's Moana Sing-Along on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 1 p.m.; Disney's Beauty and the Beast Sing-Along on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017 at 4 p.m.; B-The Underwater Bubble Show on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 at 2 & 5 p.m.; Disney's Frozen Sing-Along on Sunday, Jan. 28 at 1 & 4 p.m.; Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 1 & 4 p.m.; Curious George Live on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1 & 4 p.m. Tickets go on sale Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 at 11 AM at or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at (201) 227-1030. (more...)

VIDEO: THE BODYGUARD's Willie Dee Chats with Deborah Cox in THANKING YOU
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Willie Dee currently stars as a swing in the 1st National Tour of The Bodyguard Musical! Dee is also a resident artist at Joe's Pub where he has his own cabaret variety show entitled 'Thanking You.' (more...)

THE SIXTIES SHOW to Return to Bay Street This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the return of THE SIXTIES SHOW on Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm. (more...)

Patchogue Theatre Opens 2017-18 Season with The New Voice of American Soul
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) is proud to present the new voice of American Soul, Brian Owens, in 'What's Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience,' on Friday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Thrilling New International Cirque Show ENCHANTED Promises Decadent Nights Out in the Mother City This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

ENCHANTED, a thrilling new international cirque production, is set to open this September in Cape Town. Produced and directed by Sebastian Cassie and presented by Showcasting, ENCHANTED will merge some of the world's finest entertainment artists with a top South African creative team. (more...)

Andrew Heller Goes 'All The Way' With New CD Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2017

On his compelling, critically acclaimed tribute to the Chairman of the Board in honor of his 100th birthday, renowned performer and independent recording artist Andrew Heller achieves something powerful and musically transformational that most vocalists miss when paying homage to Frank. Instead of impersonating him like most do, the singer does Sinatra My Way, putting his own unique vocal stamp and style on ten signature classics. (more...)

BWW Review: As Time Goes By: THE ALL NIGHT STRUT Revives Music and Memories
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 19, 2017

The memories are in the music, and Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage's latest co-production struts, sizzles smiles, and sparkles with energy and latent emotion. Classy, funny, lively, touching, vocally and instrumentally beautiful, this tightly constructed revue, The All Night Strut, offers a journey to an era where the world was in turmoil, time moved more slowly, hearts were worn on sleeves, and swing was the thing. Performed in a stylish production with a quartet of stunning soloists and a trio of fine musicians, this soundtrack of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s tells its story in song and dance and offers theatre-goers a wholly satisfying and warmly memorable experience. (more...)

Marblehead School of Ballet Celebrates 46th Anniversary, Launches 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

The Marblehead School of Ballet (MSB) celebrates its 46th anniversary this fall with a new season of classes for 2017-2018, beginning on Monday, August 28.  Classes are taught at the school's studio, located at 115 Pleasant Street, in picturesque Marblehead, Massachusetts. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane's New Album 'In Full Swing' Out 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Grammy-nominated artist Seth MacFarlane's love affair with standards continues with his fourth album, In Full Swing, set for release on September 15 on Verve Label Group / Republic Records. (more...)

Music Mountain Welcomes Amernet String Quartet Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

America's Longest Running Chamber Music Festival, Music Mountain, continues its 88th season with the remarkable Amernet String Quartet with guest artist Vivek Kamath, Viola, performing an all-Beethoven program on Sunday, September 10 (3pm). (more...)

The Jerry Douglas Band Release Debut Album 'What If' Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

WHAT IF, the debut studio album from THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND, is out today (8/18) via Rounder Records, and is already riding high on a wave of praise. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at THE ALL NIGHT STRUT in Portland
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 17, 2017

Below, take a first look at Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage's 2017 co-production of THE ALL NIGHT STRUT, a musical revue of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, which opens Friday, August 18 in Portland, Maine! (more...)

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center Announces 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (PAC) is marking its 10th anniversary season featuring the concert version of the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning RENT by Adelphi graduate Jonathan Larson; multiple Grammy winner Bruce Hornsby; powerhouse Broadway singer and Hamilton star Mandy Gonzalez; star of stage and screen Lucie Arnaz and much more. Tickets are now on sale at the box office or online at (more...)

CATS Dances Into Stockholm This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The international tour of CATS is set to perform in Stockholm, Sweden this fall on October 6 and 7 at the Ericsson Globe. (more...)

Joe Chisholm to Join AFTERGLOW Off-Broadway Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Joe Chisholm (Regional: The Little Mermaid, My Fair Lady) will join the cast of Midnight Theatricals' production of AFTERGLOW, written and directed by S. Asher Gelman. Mr. Chisholm will take over the role of Alex, originated by  Robbie Simpson, his first performance will be Monday, August 21, 2017. (more...)

The Prince Experience and More Coming Up at Daryl's House Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

Daryl's House Club has announced its upcoming performances in Pawling. Details below! (more...)

THE VIDEO GAMES Sets Cast, Adds Dates at The Flight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

MB Stage Productions announces the 2017 cast of The Video Games and additional show dates. (more...)

Works by Torben Betts, Scott Organ and Lee Blessing Headline The Barrow Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Barrow Group Theatre Company, recipient of the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards, has announced its lineup for the 2017-2018 season with the New York premiere of Muswell Hill, a play by Torben Betts, followed by the world premiere of The Thing With Feathers, a new play by Scott Organ, the revival of A Walk in the Woods by Lee Blessing, and a special benefit performance of the award-winning solo play The Tricky Part by Martin Moran at The Barrow Group Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Scoop: BACHELOR IN PARADISE on ABC - Tuesday, August 22, 2017
by - Aug 16, 2017

Get all the scoop on BACHELOR IN PARADISE , airing on ABC on Tuesday, August 22, 2017! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Launches 2017 - 2018 Season with BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

CATS Leaps Into Frankfurt On August 23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

CATS will perform at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, Germany August 23 through the 27. This is one of five stops in Germany, which includes Berlin (August 9-19), Baden-Baden (August 29-September 3), Bremen (September 5-10), and Duisburg (September 12-17). CATS is based on T.S. Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' and was the winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, and Best Original Score. (more...)

Houston Symphony Pays Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The Houston Symphony will kick off the 2017-18 BBVA Compass POPS Series with Ella at 100, a celebration of jazz icon Ella Fitzgerald during her 100th birthday year. Led by Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke in the first concert of his inaugural season, the program will feature Fitzgerald favorites including 'Dream a Little Dream of Me,' 'It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)' and 'Summertime.' (more...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit (more...)

Breaking: Jin Ha & More Join Clive Owen in M. BUTTERFLY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, Doug Morris and Spencer Ross today announce full casting for the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. (more...)

Legendary Soprano Kathleen Battle to Make Auditorium Theatre Debut
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Legendary soprano Kathleen Battle makes her debut at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, the Theatre for the People, on Saturday, September 30, with the program Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey. (more...)

Branson's Falltastic Show Spree Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

From September 4 through September 11, 2017, Branson, Missouri's Falltastic Show Spree offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy ten of the top shows in Branson for one hundred and twenty-five dollars.  Sponsored by The League of Branson Theatre Owners & Show Producers (The Branson Show League), the Falltastic Show Spree passes are for sale only on-line at the official website (more...)

ON YOUR FEET! Dutch Production To Begin Previews October 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

The Dutch production of ON YOUR FEET! is scheduled to start previews on October 18, with an official opening date set for October 29, at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht. (more...)

Loudwire Music Awards Partners With Apple Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

LOUDWIRE MUSIC AWARDS--the ultimate rock 'n' roll award ceremony and concert announced today (August 15) ANTHRAX and NOTHING MORE will perform alongside previously announced artists (more...)

The Royal Conservatory of Music to Launch 2017-18 Season with Starry Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

As The Royal Conservatory of Music's 2017-18 concert season is set to begin, five of the upcoming Koerner Hall concerts are already sold out, including the Season Gala concert with Hollywood star Bill Murray and his friends Jan Vogler (cello), Mira Wang (violin), and Vanessa Perez (piano). (more...)

Theater Critic at Theater Camp: A Return Visit to French Woods
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

How do you take hundreds of kids (ages 7 to 17) and put up over a dozen shows (mostly musicals, plus a few plays) in as little as three weeks, with rehearsals limited to maybe just 12 or 13 days, with all or most of the cast rehearsing just slightly more than two hours each day, and many campers working on multiple shows at once? And I'm talking about completely staged shows with full production values, including sets, lighting, sound, costumes and live orchestras. Not only that, imagine repeating this same frenzied process four times over the course of a single summer. (more...)

LET'S DANCE BOSTON Returns to the Greenway Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Is swing your thing?  Do the hallowed days of disco bring back memories?  Have you always wanted to learn how to Mambo? The Celebrity Series of Boston invites dancers of all ages and abilities to grab their dancing shoes and head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway September 13-17, 2017 for the return of Let's Dance Boston. (more...)

BWW Review: The Taffetas Sing the Soundtrack of a Sweeter, Kinder Time
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 14, 2017

One of the many missions of theatre is to entertain, to provide a fantasy escape from the often harsh realities of our contemporary world, and given the horrifying headlines of late, the delightful confection that is The Taffetas offers a welcome retreat into nostalgia for an era that was - at least as we remember it - surely sweeter, simpler, gentler. Rick Lewis' revue imagines a quartet of winsome, homespun singing sisters from Muncie, Indiana, who take the audience on a musical journey through the 'fabulous fifties' at the same time that they offer a glimpse into the lives and dreams of four young women of the era. The result is a polished, stylish, tongue-in-cheek romp that leaves the audience joyful, amused, and more than a little envious of a time gone by. (more...)

WENDY DANCES A SOLO BY KATHY and More Coming Up This Fall at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The 92Y has announced its September 2017 dance events. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BANDSTAND Marks 'Spirit of '45' Day with America's Longest Working Rosie the Riveter
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Aug 14, 2017

The cast of Broadway's hit musical Bandstand - the only musical to depict the World War II veteran experience on Broadway - welcomed 'America's Longest Working Rosie the Riveter,' 97-year-old Elinor Otto, and 93-year-old Luke Gasparre, decorated Battle of the Bulge Purple Heart recipient in his original service uniform, to the Broadway stage on Friday evening. Following the performance curtain call, Bandstand star Corey Cott invited them to join the Broadway company for a special salute and bow. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the visit below! (more...)

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt to Blend Artistry on Halloween at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Two of America's most prolific songwriters of any generation - Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt - bring their unique blend of musical artistry to East Lansing Tuesday, October 31st at Wharton Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside WEST SIDE STORY Media Call, Gala Night
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 14, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Returns To Delray Beach In January
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival (PBPF), today announced that the 14th annual festival is returning to Old School Square for six days, January 15-20, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at The 60th-Anniversary Tour of WEST SIDE STORY
by Oliver Oliveros - Aug 13, 2017

U.S.-based musical theater actors Kevin Hack (Tony), Jenna Burns (Maria), Keely Beirne (Anita), Lance Hayes (Riff), and Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva (Bernardo) lead the triple threat cast of the 60th-anniversary touring company of 'West Side Story,' which originated in Germany, now playing at The Theatre at Solaire (Solaire Resort and Casino along ASEAN Avenue in Paranaque City) until Sunday, August 27. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sardi's Unveils Portrait of BANDSTAND's Corey Cott
by Walter McBride - Aug 12, 2017

Strike up the band, Corey Cott is on the wall at Sardi's! Check out the unveiling of the Bandstand star's new portrait, a moment shared with Bandstand costars and Cott's lovely wife and newly arrived baby! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASC's WILD PARTY An Undeniable Taboo
by Trevor Durham - Aug 12, 2017

Rodaz' Wild Party is cruel, immersive, and leaves the taste of taboo with each jazz number. (more...)

The Lynn Arriale Trio, Tim Berne's Snakeoil and More Set for The Nash This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Nash announces its calendar of shows for September including The Lynn Arriale Trio with Lewis Nash, performing on Sept. 14th. Other highlights include Tim Berne's Snakeoil on Sept. 22, with 'jazz matinees' on Sept. 10th with Francine Reed and Dr. Jesse McGuire on Sept. 17. (more...)

YBCA Debuts New Performing Arts Festival TRANSFORM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) invites the community to be inspired and provoked by Transform, its new signature performance festival-a two-week celebration of the power of ideas. (more...)

Review Roundup: San Diego Musical Theatre's PUMP UP THE VOLUME
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Oh, snap! The 90's are back! San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) announced today the complete cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Pump Up the Volume: A 90's Palooza! From the creators of the long-running hit Mixtape, Colleen Kollar Smith and Jon Lorenz, comes a new musical that journeys back to the 1990's. Kollar Smith helms the show as Director and Choreographer, with Lorenz working as Music Director and Arranger. Performances run July 28 - September 10, 2017, at the Horton Grand Theatre. Press opening is Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway (more...)

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