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Theatre at St. Peter's Church (New York, NY)
Citicorp Center (619 Lexington Ave. at 54th St.)

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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).


Ann Hampton Callaway to Release New Album and Launch Tour
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 (more...)

Music Sales Corporation, Inc. Acquires Worldwide Publishing Rights to Vernon Duke
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). (more...)

Craig Jessup is TAKING CHANCE ON LOVE This Fall
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. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret: Linda Eder, Jay Armstrong Johnson & More This Week!
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: (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Four, October 16
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

The final night of this year's estimable Cabaret Convention, What I Did for Love/Taking a Chance on Love, hosted by Klea Blackhurst, saluted composer/songwriter Vernon Duke in Act I and composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch during Act II. It was a curious pairing, indeed. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre To Present THE ALGONQUIN KID In One-Night Only Special Event
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. (more...)

Scott Ahearn, Donna English, and More Lead Cast of CHRISTMAS IN HELL
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).  (more...)

'Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack' Now Available at Amazon.com & eStores
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

'Letters to Loretta from the Radio Shack, A True WWII Teenage Love Story,' is the true dramatic tale of two teens during the final climatic years of WWII, 1943-1945. (more...)

PS Classics Debuts World Premiere Recording of Vernon Duke Musical MISIA on June 16
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

PS Classics is set to release the world premiere 2015 Studio Cast Recording MISIA, showcasing the tunes of Vernon Duke, on June 16, 2015. (more...)

THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG Returns To San Diego After A 12 Year Dry Spell
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!' (more...)

BWW Reviews: The 33rd Annual Elliot Norton Awards
by Nancy Grossman - May 12, 2015

Gaiety ruled at the 33rd Annual Elliot Norton Awards ceremony as Ryan Landry, impresario of the Gold Dust Orphans, received the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence, and comedian-actress-jazz musician Lea DeLaria was the Guest of Honor. Bragging rights went to American Repertory Theater with seven wins in the large theater categories, while Lyric Stage Company led all midsize theaters with four wins. (more...)

Breaking News: Encores! 2016 Season to Feature CABIN IN THE SKY, 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores!series will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10–14, 2016, followed by 1776 and Do I Hear a Waltz?. Jack Viertel is the artistic director of Encores!; Rob Berman is its music director. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for May 2015
by - May 1, 2015

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for May, 2015. (more...)

Jane Monheit Comes to the Segerstrom Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Grammy® nominated singer Jane Monheit, known for her smooth vocals and sincere interpretations, returns to Segerstrom Center in a program paying tribute to one of her musical idols, the legendary Judy Garland this weekend, March 13 & 14 in Samueli Theater. (more...)

Sondra Luger Releases ENTER VENUS
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. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Kicks Off Season Next Week with 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. (more...)

BWW Review: Ronny Whyte's Inimitable Elegant Style Buoys The Jazz Room at Kitano
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. (more...)

Actress, Singer Raffaela Capp to Star in High School Bully Dramedy REACH
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 (more...)

New Play PIZZA AND WHINE Will Have Its Have West Coast Premiere At The Hudson Guild
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. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for June 2015
by - Jun 1, 2015

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for June, 2015. (more...)

Brooklyn's On Stage At Kingsborough Announces 2019 Spring Performing Arts Season
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. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
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. (more...)

Around the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 Openings
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

We're just three days into the New Year, and we can't wait for all the new shows set to open around the corner from Broadway! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of the upcoming plays and musicals from The Public, Classic Stage, Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre, Roundabout, the Encores! series and more, currently slated to open off-Broadway in 2016! (more...)

Jane Monheit Coming to Segerstrom Center, 3/13-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Grammy® nominated singer Jane Monheit, known for her smooth vocals and sincere interpretations, returns to Segerstrom Center in a program paying tribute to one of her musical idols, the legendary Judy Garland on March 13 & 14 in Samueli Theater. Hello Bluebird – Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland includes many of the Hollywood icon's hits such as “Get Happy,” “You Gotta Have Me Go With You” and her most beloved signature song, “Over the Rainbow.” Monheit will be joined by pianist Michael Kanan, bassist Neal Miner and drummer Rick Montalbano. (more...)

Birdland Presents The Saxophone Summit And More Week Of February 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2019

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Perform at City Winery
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. (more...)

Choreographer Camille A. Brown On Translating the Body Language of CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

The Encores! production will replicate the style of the era, rather than the style as represented by the white-controlled entertainment of the era. (more...)

BWW TV: LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Sing from Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2016

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores! will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10-14, 2016, with an all-star cast, including: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, Jonathan Kirkland, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, Michael Potts and J.D. Webster. The company just gave us a special sneak peek and you can check out performances from LaChanze, Potts and Hughes below! (more...)

BWW TV: Unfamiliar with Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY? LaChanze, Michael Potts & Carly Hughes Give Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 2, 2016

The 2016 season of New York City Center's Tony-honored Encores! will open with Cabin in the Sky on February 10-14, 2016, with an all-star cast, including: Harvy Blanks, Chuck Cooper,Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, Jonathan Kirkland, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon,Michael Potts and J.D. Webster. The company just gave us a special sneak peek and BroadwayWorld was there for the big day. Check out interviews with the company and a performance preview below! (more...)

PS Classics to Debut World Premiere Recording of Vernon Duke Musical MISIA This Spring; Marin Mazzie and More Lend Vocals
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

According to a listing on their website, PS Classics is set to release the world premiere 2015 Studio Cast Recording MISIA, showcasing the tunes of Vernon Duke, on May 5, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: BLUES IN THE NIGHT Smolders at Creative Cauldron
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. (more...)

BWW Review: LaChanze Heavenly in Encores!'s Terrific CABIN IN THE SKY
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. (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY Opens at City Center
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, now through February 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More in Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. The 1940 musical is directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY, Starring Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Harvey Blanks, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz-filled fable CABIN IN THE SKY, running for seven performances for Encores! at New York City Center, tonight, February 10, through February 14. (more...)

Breaking News: Chuck Cooper, LaChanze, Norm Lewis & More to Lead Encores! CABIN IN THE SKY; 1776, DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Creative Teams Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced the creative teams for New York City Center's 2016 Encores! season. J. Bernard Calloway, Chuck Cooper, Marva Hicks, Carly Hughes, LaChanze, Norm Lewis, Forrest McClendon, and J.D. Webster will star in Vernon Duke and John Latouche's jazz?filled fable Cabin in the Sky, running for seven performances at City Center from February 10-14. The 1940 musical will be directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago?Hudson with choreography by Camille A. Brown. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Ethel Waters Introduces 'Taking A Chance On Love' In CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2015

The landmark musical with a score by Vernon Duke and John Latouche is the next offering from City Center's Encores! (more...)

DOG SEES GOD Comes to the Santa Monica Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse presents Dog Sees God Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. This is a benefit produced by Cappricielli, Inc. and the Free Your Mind Projects. All net proceeds via ticket sales and crowd sourcing will be donated to the Trevor Project, a charity focusing on mental health, anti-bullying, and suicide prevention. Dog Sees God Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead plays from tonight, December 6th through Sunday, December 21st. (more...)

Jill Eikenberry Returns To 54 Below With Special Guests Joanna Gleason And Randy Graff
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Jill Eikenberry in Here I Go Again! (more...)

An Evening with Monty Alexander and More Coming Up at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their great week of programming with an exciting series of acts (more...)

DOG SEES GOD Comes to the Santa Monica Playhouse, 12/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Santa Monica Playhouse presents Dog Sees God Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead. This is a benefit produced by Cappricielli, Inc. and the Free Your Mind Projects. All net proceeds via ticket sales and crowd sourcing will be donated to the Trevor Project, a charity focusing on mental health, anti-bullying, and suicide prevention. Dog Sees God Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead plays from Saturday, December 6th through Sunday, December 21st. (more...)

Monty Alexander, John Pizzarelli, Jim Caruso's Cast Party and More Set for January 2018 at Birdland
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! (more...)

David Rasche Joins Jill Eikenberry At Feinstein's/54 Below
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!). (more...)

Lauren Marsh Releases New Single 'I Need You Now'
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.   (more...)

Wagnerian Comedy MY PARSIFAL CONDUCTOR Will Premiere Off-Broadway This Fall
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 (more...)

BWW Review: Philly Pops SINATRA AND FRIENDS
by Pati Buehler - Apr 9, 2018

Michael Andrew returns after Pops 2015 sold out Sinatra Tribute. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD at People's Light
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. (more...)

Thom Sesma, Greg Watanabe and More Lead A SINGLE SHARD, Beginning Tonight at People's Light
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. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Illuminates the Timeless Relationship Between Art and Culture, Paying Tribute to the 1940s
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. (more...)

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