Taking a Chance on Love - Off-Broadway

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).

Schedule

Theatre at St. Peter's Church

(New York, NY)
Citicorp Center (619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018
The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2018
Award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway announces a new album Jazz Goes to the Movies, set for release on October 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017
Music Sales Corporation, Inc. announces it has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to Vernon Duke's catalog, including the Great American Songbook gems “April in Paris”, “Autumn In New York”, and “Taking a Chance on Love” - the latter from the Broadway musical Cabin in the Sky (1940).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2016
It's a topsy-turvy world where it seems every one is shouting, pointing fingers, skirting scandal or spewing venom. Acclaimed singer Craig Jessup, on the other hand, is taking a chance on love with some of the greatest songwriters from the Great American Songbook - Rodgers and Hart, the Gershwins, Burton Lane, Vernon Duke.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2017
What good is sitting alone in your room this week? If you don't already have plans to see a Broadway show, come out to see your favorite Broadway stars in a cabaret act instead. Highlights this week include:
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.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50thseason, will present The Algonquin Kid, a musical revue about growing up in the Algonquin Hotel, written by Michael Colby.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018
The York Theatre Company presents the world premiere of the new musical comedy Christmas in Hell with book, music, and lyrics by Gary Apple ("The Simpsons"), with direction and choreography by Bill Castellino (Desperate Measures, York/New World Stages) and music direction, music supervision, and arrangements by Logan Medland (National Tours of Cats and Crazy for You). 
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018
Patio Playhouse Community Theater presents The Sisters Rosensweig by Wendy Wasserstein, opening Friday, May 4. This comedy, set in 1991, drops us solidly in Sara Goode's drawing room in London on her 54th birthday, as she awaits the arrival of her two sisters, Gorgeous and Pfeni. Add in the unexpected arrival of a handful of guests (the whip-smart daughter, an ostentatious theater director, a working-class boy boy primed to take Sara's teenage daughter abroad, a 'fun furrier' from Brooklyn, and Sara's priggish banker boyfriend) -- and, well, we are off and running into a spectacle of wit and humor before you can even say, 'Sweetsie, there's always activity in this house!'
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.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
On Stage At Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter, is pleased to present its 2018-2019 season featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage At Kingsborough brings top notch performing arts to Southern Brooklyn, with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including cabaret, dance, music, and family programming. The full season runs through May 17, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017
Sondra Luger has noticed that romantic, upbeat, happy literary reads for adults are rare. The result? Enter Venus (published by AuthorHouse), a fairy tale for adults. Not only does Enter Venus explore human nature and end happily, but it will also appeal to a wide audience, as it touches on themes of mythology, romance, fantasy, philosophy, religion and art.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017
The historic Cape Playhouse's 91st season kicks off with Yasmine Reza's Art, the critically acclaimed comedy, in its Playhouse premiere.  Starring David Beach, Eddie Korbich and Andrew Macdonald, and directed by Matt Lenz, Art plays June 13 through 24.
by Alix Cohen - Jun 6, 2016
Ronny Whyte epitomizes everything gracious, refined, and sophisticated that's become rare in music presented by artists under a certain age and temperament. Even with jazz interpretation, his accessible choices and deceptively casual delivery present songs as their authors intended. When he composes, tacit symbiosis with lyricists creates melody and images that seem to come from a less complicated era. Last Saturday night, Whyte was joined by veteran collaborators--Boots Maleson on bass, David Silliman on drums, and guest guitarist Sean Harkness--for a show that featured mostly eclectic American Songbook standards and originals from his own oeuvre.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
'Cabaret Corner', is a series devoted to having meaningful conversations with change-making cabaret artists.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
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!
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.
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2017
Following the release of her single and music video “Hurricane”, it was recently announced that Actress and Singer/Songwriter RAFFAELA will star in new film “REACH” with Garrett Clayton (Disney's Beach Movie, Hairspray Live!) and Joey Bragg
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2018
Cappricielli Productions, a production company creating socially conscious content, presents the West Coast Premiere of the story of four cousins reuniting on the eve of their grandmother's wake, Pizza and Whine, written by Raffaela Capp, Veronica Kelly, Maria Capp. The play, directed by Maria Capp, premieres June 1st and will continue through June 23rd, 2018, as an official Fringe Fest selection, at the Hudson Guild Theater, located at 6539 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2019
On Stage At Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter, presents its Spring 2019 season featuring world class artists from around the globe.On Stage At Kingsborough brings top notch performing arts to Southern Brooklyn, with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including cabaret, dance, music, and family programming. The full season runs through May 17, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017
Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ.
by BWW News Desk - 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!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jill Eikenberry in Here I Go Again!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019
Hartford Stage announced today the cast and creative team for Jeeves & Wooster in "Perfect Nonsense." The Olivier Award-winning comedy from brothers David and Robert Goodale will perform at Hartford Stage Thursday, March 21, through Saturday, April 20. Original director Sean Foley returns to stage the show, which is making its North American premiere at Hartford Stage. Three Broadway actors - Chandler Williams, Arnie Burton, and Eddie Korbich - star in the three-hander.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
Tony Award Nominee Ann Hampton Callaway salutes songs made famous in films with her newest album release Jazz Goes To The Movies. To celebrate the album, Callaway is on tour across the US. Check out newly announced tour dates below!
by Barbara Johnson - Feb 13, 2017
Creative Cauldron's production of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, directed by Matt Conner, spotlights a strong four-person cast that delivers 26 songs by Duke Ellington, Bessie Smith, and other early jazz legends. Backed by a live band led by Walter 'Bobby' McCoy and surrounded with a sultry set, these singers enthrall.
by Michael Dale - Feb 12, 2016
The 1940 musical will most likely never be fully revived, but the Encores! concert mounting features a wonderful cast and sweet Vernon Duke music.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jill Eikenberry in Here I Go Again!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017
Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with an exciting series of acts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2017
Birdland Jazz Club has announced its January 2018 lineup, featuring An Evening with Monty Alexander - From Kingston to Harlem, Vijay Iyer Sextet, John Pizzarelli, Vincent Herring's The Story of Jazz: 100 Years, David Murray Infinity Quartet, La Tanya Hall and The Andy Milne Trio, Fleurine, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2018
As previously announced, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Jill Eikenberry in Here I Go Again! The Golden Globe winner returns to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage with more songs from her life and her career, this time joined by a few very special guests. Now joining the previously announced Tony Award winners Joanna Gleason (Into the Woods) and Randy Graff (City of Angels) is the celebrated writer, performer and composer David Rasche (Little Miss Sunshine, Sledge Hammer!).
by TV News Desk - Aug 31, 2018
Rising singer-songwriter Lauren Marsh releases her new single and video “I Need You Now,” available now across all streaming platforms. The track is from her forthcoming EP REVIVAL set to be released Fall 2018.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018
The Directors Company announces the world premiere of My Parsifal Conductor, a new play by Allan Leicht. Performances will begin on September 25 and will run through November 3 at the Marjorie S. Deane Theater at the West Side YMCA
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.
by Pati Buehler - Apr 9, 2018
Michael Andrew returns after Pops 2015 sold out Sinatra Tribute.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016
People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan.
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016
People's Light presents the regional premiere of A SINGLE SHARD, a highly theatrical adaptation of Linda Sue Park's Newbery Award-winning novel by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert Schenkkan.
by BWW News Desk - 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!
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by Casey Mink - Apr 13, 2017
At the most recent BROADWAY BY THE YEAR presentation on March 27, at its usual home of the Town Hall, the 1940s was the sent-up decade from which the evening's performers sang. At a time in the country that currently bears striking and cryptic similarity to that grim period of global history, the resonance of the evening's selections rang eerily. Additionally, they also demonstrated how little the relationship between culture and society has changed over the last seven decades.