Taking a Chance on Love

Opened: March 2, 2000
Closing: March 26, 2000

Taking a Chance on Love - 2000 - Off-Broadway History , Info & More

York Theatre Company
619 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10022

A revue celebrating the work of John Latouche on 20 musicals between 1936 and 1956 (including The Golden Apple, Cabin in the Sky, The Ballad of Baby Doe, and contributions to Candide).

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Florance and Jamison Star As Ethel Waters in Kennie Playhouse Theatre's HIS EYE IS ON THE SPARROW by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 28, 2023

While we wait for Ethel Waters to get the large-scale showbiz treatment she deserves, Nashville audiences, for now at least, can show respect and give recognition to the legendary figure who is brought to life onstage once more by Connye Florance and Saaneah Jamison via the Kennie Playhouse Theatre production of Parr’s His Eye Is On the Sparrow: The Ethel Waters Musical. Director Kennie Dozier’s production is somewhat uneven, but his two leading ladies – the aforementioned Florance and Jamison – are mesmerizing, each one creating her own indelible portrait and unique interpretation of Ethel Waters in two acts that feature some of her best-known songs, tunes that are a part of the Great American Songbook and among the most haunting, most beautiful melodies ever written.

10 Videos To Kick Off Linda Purl's THIS COULD BE THE START at The Green Room 42 by Stephen Mosher - Sep 7, 2023

Jazz singer Linda Purl and The Tedd Firth Trio will play the newly rennovated Green Room 42 in honor of their new album THIS COULD BE THE START.

Linda Purl Will Play The Green Room 42 With THIS COULD BE THE START by Stephen Mosher - Aug 28, 2023

Respected actress, singer, and show business long-hauler Linda Purl has a new CD and a launch show that will play The Green Room 42 on September 11th at 7 pm.

Palm Canyon Theatre to Open Its 27th Season With Lerner and Lowe's BRIGADOON by David Green - Aug 26, 2023

From the creators of My Fair Lady and Camelot, Palm Canyon Theatre presents the classic musical tale of a mythical and magical village located in the Scottish Highlands, BRIGADOON. Americans Jeff and Tommy, while on a hunting trip, stumble upon the town of Brigadoon, which they discover comes alive only once every 100 years. After falling for Fiona, a local woman, Tommy must choose between returning to the life he knows or giving up on the outside world and taking a chance on love in this mysterious place.

The Green Room 42 Unveils New Look And New Season by Stephen Mosher - Aug 17, 2023

THE GREEN ROOM 42 – the intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway’s “off-night hotspot” by The New York Times – has announced a special reopening with a dazzling renovation.

Catch Linda Purl's One-Night Performance of THIS COULD BE THE START at The Green Room 42 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023

Join in for an unforgettable night as the talented Linda Purl takes the stage at The Green Room 42 for a special one-night-only performance of 'This Could Be the Start.' Experience the magic of her soul-stirring music and don't miss out on this exclusive event.

Leanne Antonio, Anthony Cochrane & More to Lead MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Paper Mill Playhouse by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 21, 2023

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast and creative team for Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express by Ken Ludwig, directed by Casey Hushion. See performance dates and learn how to purchase tickets!

Devon Gilfillian Announces New Album 'Love You Anyway' by Michael Major - Feb 10, 2023

Produced by Jeremy Lutito (Joy Oladokun, NEEDTOBREATHE), Love You Anyway, confronts as well as comforts. Chronicling Gilfillian’s journey as a Black artist living in 21st century America, the album’s 10 original tracks, (all co-written by Gilfillian) are as much about fighting for what you believe in: equity and representation.

Purr Share 'Cave' & April Tour Dates with Ruston Kelly by Michael Major - Feb 9, 2023

“Cave,” the latest track by New York City’s Purr, talks of taking a chance on love over cool melodies with Purr’s own take on a confident, 70’s inspired style. In the song’s video half of the band’s duo, Jack Staffen, sings the track in a flickering black and white clip. Check out tour dates with Ruston Kelly now!

Photos: Linda Purl 'This Could Be The Start' at Birdland Theater by Kevin Alvey - Jan 28, 2023

Linda Purl brings her newest set list of songs to the Birdland Theater in her show 'The Could Be The Start...'. A blend of classic songs, old and new, with an eye towards fresh beginnings in a reinvigorated time. Backed by the musical trio of Tedd Firth (piano), David Finck (bass), and Ray Marchica (drums).

Review: Linda Purl Is A Breath Of Fresh Air At Birdland Theater With THIS COULD BE THE START by Stephen Mosher - Jan 26, 2023

When Linda Purl and co. are in the room, you can bet the room is going to be SRO.

Rickie Lee Jones to Present PIECES OF TREASURE in Six-Show Engagement at Birdland by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 23, 2023

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present an exclusive six-show engagement from Rickie Lee Jones to preview her upcoming album Pieces of Treasure from Thursday, April 6 to Saturday, April 8 with shows at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

Julie Benko to Return to Birdland Jazz Club in February by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2023

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of Julie Benko – direct from Broadway’s smash hit revival of Funny Girl – with her band “Euphonic Gumbo” on Monday, February 6 at 7:00 PM.

Julie Halston to Return to Birdland Jazz Club This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 4, 2023

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of Julie Halston – the brilliant Tony Award-winning comedic actress – on Monday, January 30 at 7:00 PM.

See Marylin Maye, SWINGIN' SONDHEIM & More at Birdland in January 2023 by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 28, 2022

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this January with a full slate of nightly performances! See the lineup, how to get tickets, and more!

Birdland to Present the Return of OUR SINATRA Musical Revue This Month by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2022

BIRDLAND JAZZ CLUB will present the return of the Our Sinatra – the acclaimed musical revue celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra – on Monday, December 26 for three shows at 5:30 PM, 8:00 PM, and 10:00 PM.

Andy Karl, Matt Bogart & More to Star in SCUNGE! A MOBBED-UP CHRISTMAS CAROL at Birdland by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2022

BIRDLAND THEATER will present the return of “Scunge! A Mobbed-Up Christmas Carol” – written by and starring Broadway’s Dominic Scaglione, Jr., Andy Karl, Dominic Nolfi, and Matt Bogart – from Friday, December 16 through Sunday, December 18.

Review: DANCE THEATRE OF HARLEM at Sidney Harman Hall by Alexander C. Kafka - Oct 8, 2022

Dance Theatre of Harlem presents the world premiere of 'Sounds of Hazel,' a celebration of Hazel Scott, at Sidney Harman Hall.

BWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT at Porchlight Music Theatre by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 20, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has staged a number of similar revues over the years, and I look back on those most fondly for the tremendous talent they have showcased. That could not be more true of director Kenny Ingram's production of Sheldon Epps's BLUES IN THE NIGHT.

BWW Review: Karen Mason CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS! CHRISTMAS! at The Laurie Beechman Theatre Is A Holiday Must by Stephen Mosher - Dec 18, 2021

Thirty-six years later, Karen Mason and Brian Lasser's holiday concert is as good as ever... better than before, and essential to the holiday season.

Meet the Cast of THE MUSIC MAN; Beginning Previews on Broadway Tonight! by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021

The Music Man officially begins previews tonight on Broadway! Meet the cast bringing the iconic musical back to the stage!

BWW Interview: Linda Purl of IN THE MOOD: SONGS FOR JUMPING BACK INTO LIFE! at Birdland Talks about Music, Life and Riding the Waves by Ricky Pope - Nov 3, 2021

Linda Purl has the kind of career that actors dream of. Since she began in the 70s on the daytime drama Secret Storm, she has rarely had a period in which she was not working. She has appeared in films like Crazy Mama, Visiting Hours, Mighty Joe Young, and Fear of the Dark. She has appeared on Broadway in The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Getting and Spending, and Off-Broadway in The Baby Dance. With over 50 television movies to her credit, she is a perennial presence on the small screen. She has had recurring roles on Matlock, Murder, She Wrote, The Office, Homeland, and The Oath, among dozens of others. She has the distinction of having played two different characters on the classic sitcom Happy Days. In Season 2, she played Richie Cunningham's girlfriend Gloria. Eight seasons later she played the Fonz's fianceé, Ashley.

Birdland Announces November Programming Featuring Jason Kravits, Linda Purl with Billy Stritch Trio & More by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 13, 2021

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are open this November with a full slate of nightly performances!  At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Bill Charlap Duets with Houston Person, Jon Faddis, Chris Potter and Ron Carter, Peter Cincotti, Jihye Lee Big Band, The Hot Sardines, and more.

Synchronicity Announces New Staff And Board by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2021

Synchronicity Theatre has announced their appointment of the new staff and board. Dynamic arts administrator & educator Dawn Eskridge joins Synchronicity Theatre as the Donor & Patron Services Manager, while Taryn Carmona remains with the organization in a new, expanded position.

June 15th OUT AND ABOUT - SONGS FOR A NEW BEGINNING on MetropolitanZoom Reunites Linda Purl With Fans by Stephen Mosher - May 16, 2021

Linda Purl and musical directing colleague Tedd Firth are the latest artists to take advantage of MetropolitanZoom in the name of bringing live entertainment to the airwaves.

Jane Monheit Celebrates 20 Years as a Recording Artist With Online Concert and New Album COME WHAT MAY by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2021

CLUB44 RECORDS has announced that Come What May, the enchanting new album from international Billboard #1 pop/jazz vocalist Jane Monheit, will be available on CD and digital and streaming formats on Friday, March 12. This dynamic all-new collection of songbook classics will honor Monheit’s 20th anniversary as a best-selling recording artist.

BWW Interview: Linda Purl And Patrick Duffy Take a Chance On Love And Win by Stephen Mosher - Feb 14, 2021

When a casual encounter with an old acquaintance turned into modern-day pen pals in love story, this twosome wasn't prepared to wait out the pandemic to see if it was the real thing - they acted on their best instincts... and look at them now.

BWW Feature: Spotlight On Linda Purl - A Video Library by Stephen Mosher - Jan 18, 2021

Like a Mona Lisa of song, Linda Purl and her music are works of art to be enjoyed, as long as you don't mind a little mystery. Of course, it's the mystery that makes the woman and work so intoxicating.

BWW Feature: And The Nominees Are... BEST RECORDING, COMMERCIAL by Stephen Mosher - Dec 2, 2020

The Broadway World Awards recognizes the efforts of recording artists working on smaller independent labels, and larger labels with a little more power behind them. These are the big guns.

York Theatre Company Presents TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE Panel With Donna English, Eddie Korbich, Jerry Dixon & Terry Burrell by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 19, 2020

York's show (and tell!) virtual cast reunion series continues tonight, October 19th at 7pm with Taking a Chance on Love. The event will feature Erik Haagensen (deviser), Jeff Smith (music director/arranger), Joe McConnell (casting director), and cast members Terry Burrell, Jerry Dixon, Donna English, and Eddie Korbich

The York Theatre Company Presents an Evening of Musical Theater, Featuring Material From Three New Musicals by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 6, 2020

The York Theater Company presents an evening of musical theater, featuring material from three shows they are helping to develop.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of July 27 - Nick Cordero Concert Album, A STRANGE LOOP, and More! by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020

This week's list features the upcoming release of the recording of Nick Cordero's concert at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2019, as well as the book of A Strange Loop, and more.

BWW Feature: THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING starring Linda Purl to be presented online July 29-Aug. 2 by Debbie Hall - Jul 27, 2020

Linda Purl is a versatile performer, whether acting on stage both on and off-Broadway, starring in iconic television series, appearing in movies, singing her heart out to audiences, and recording beloved tunes. But with the entertainment industry hit hard by the pandemic, Linda is giving back. ShowTix 4 U will be streaming Joan Didiona??s powerful one-woman play The Year of Magical Thinking with Linda reprising the role available to view online from July 29 to Aug. 2.

BWW CD Review: With TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE Linda Purl Takes No Prisoners by Stephen Mosher - Jun 26, 2020

Great American actress and songstress Linda Purl has released a new CD with Tedd Firth and Nelson Rangell and it is a musical journey par excellence.

VIDEO: Cabaret Corner With Linda Purl to Raise Funds for National Bail Fund Network Emergency Response Fund by A.A. Cristi - Jun 4, 2020

'Cabaret Corner', is a series devoted to having meaningful conversations with change-making cabaret artists.

BWW Interview: At Home With Linda Purl On Mother's Day by Stephen Mosher - May 10, 2020

Enduring and endearing actress and singer, Linda Purl, is not only one of the great artists, she is also one of the great beauties, inside and out. Here, she chats with Stephen Mosher about life, art, isolation and motherhood.

VIDEO: LaChanze is 'Taking A Chance On Love' in New #EncoresArchives! by A.A. Cristi - Apr 16, 2020

New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.

SHE LOVES ME, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS and More Announced in Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2020/2021 Season by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 11, 2020

Artistic Director Marya Sea Kaminski and Managing Director Lou Castelli have announced Pittsburgh Public Theater's 2020/2021 six-play subscription series, two special events, and new programs for the company.

Madison Theatre at Molloy College Presents Swingtime in Big Band Presents TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2020

Keeping with Madison Theatre tradition, Swingtime returns for its eight annual Valentine's Day celebration of classics from the Great American Songbook!

BWW Review: FLEUR SEULE: Standards and Sweet Things at Feinstein's / 54 Below by Brady Schwind - Oct 10, 2019

Late. A cool and rainy Manhattan night. A downstairs club. The singer: a blonde bombshell in a dress like a diamond champagne flute croons, in dulcet tones, 'Misty' from behind an electro-voice microphone. The jazz combo next to her nodding and following along in a dreamy sympatico.

BWW Interview: Gemma Sutton Talks BLUES IN THE NIGHT at the Kiln Theatre by Anthony Walker-Cook - Aug 12, 2019

Known for her recent work in The Rink at the Southwark Playhouse and Follies at the National Theatre, Gemma Sutton can currently be found singing the blues at the Kiln Theatre in Blues in the Night.

A KIND OF LOVE STORY Comes to Oil Lamp Theater by Stephi Wild - Jul 13, 2019

Executive and Artistic Director, Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director, Stephen Smith of the Oil Lamp Theater in Glenview announce their next production, the witty and heartwarming romantic comedy A Kind of Love Story by Jenelle Riley. This endearing tale of true love almost missed is directed by Oil Lamp's Executive and Artistic Director Keith Gerth and will be performed from July 25th through September 8th 2019 at 1723 Glenview Road in Glenview.

Photo Coverage: Ann Hampton Callaway brings Jazz Goes To The Movies to Feinstein's/54 Below by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 27, 2019

Ann Hampton Callaway has had many of the world's greatest pianists, arrangers, and music directors accompanying her throughout her celebrated career. Last night at her show 'Jazz Goes To The Movies' sitting on the piano bench at Feinstein's54 Below she had the one who started with her at the very beginning. It was the one who probably knows how to pianistically surround her extraordinary artistry the best and the one who is able to create the harmonies that intertwine most effectively with her prodigious talent. It was Ann Hampton Callaway playing for herself!

Ann Hampton Callaway And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Month by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.comFeinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

LA LAW'S Jill Eikenberry And Michael Tucker Come to Bay Street Theater For Music Mondays by A.A. Cristi - Jun 19, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Jill Eikenberry performing her show Here I Go Again with Michael Tucker and special guest David Rasche on Monday, July 1 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets range from $69 - $89 and are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500.

Jill Eikenberry With Michael Tucker Return As Part Of Music Mondays by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce Jill Eikenberry as she returns to the stage with Here I Go Again! along with Michael Tucker and special guest David Rasche on Monday, July 1 at 8 pm as part of Bay Street Theater's Music Mondays concert series. Tickets are on sale now at baystreet.org and through the Box Office at 631-725-9500.

Liz Callaway, Andrea McArdle and More Set for 54 Below This Month by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2019

This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Donna McKechnie, LaChanze, and More Head to Bay Street Theater for MUSIC MONDAY Series by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2019

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce Music Mondays, the summer concert series for July and August, with all shows at 8 pm.

Ann Hampton Callaway Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below with JAZZ GOES TO THE MOVIES by Julie Musbach - Apr 22, 2019

Tony-nominated, Platinum Award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway's Jazz Goes To The Movies, her requisite new album, which debuted as #12 on the Billboard Jazz Chart, comes to Feinstein's/54 Below this June 25, 26, 28 & 29 in a BRAND NEW SHOW!

Ann Hampton Callaway Returns To Feinstein's/54 Below This June by A.A. Cristi - Apr 5, 2019

This show explores the fascinating ways jazz and film have come together to tell stories.The playlist includes "Taking a Chance on Love" from Vernon Duke's Cabin in the Sky, "Let's Face the Music and Dance" from Irving Berlin's Follow the Fleet, "This Time the Dream's on Me," from Harold Arlen's Blues in the Night, and "As Time Goes By," the Herman Hupfeld classic from Casablanca.


Taking a Chance on Love has had 2 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 2000 and Off-Broadway which opened in 2000.



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