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The Drowsy Chaperone - 2007 - US Tour

To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as "Man in Chair" drops the needle on his favorite LP -- the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone, the debonair groom, the dizzy chorine, the Latin lover and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs. Man in Chair's infectious love of The Drowsy Chaperone speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.

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Fifth Avenue Theatre

(Seattle, WA)
13-08 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 7, 2021
You voted, now here they are! Meet our top 30 in the high school category.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 7, 2021
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Ride the Cyclone: World Premiere Cast Recording – based on the musical that has sold out hit productions across the US and Canada – is available in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, May 7.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 6, 2021
BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first listen to 'This Song is Awesome,' a new track from Ride the Cyclone!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 21, 2021
On the heels of this week’s announcement by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker that all of the state’s businesses can reopen at 100% capacity as of May 29, Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of Provincetown’s Art House theater, has announced a fittingly momentous lineup of music and comedy superstars for the summer 2021 season.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2021
Feinstein's/54 Below has announced additional shows for its reopening months.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
After a 15-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, proprietors Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel have announced that “Broadway’s Supper Club” Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen its iconic red door for live performances on June 17, 2021. 
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2021
On this day in 2006, the hilarious new musical The Drowsy Chaperone opened at Broadway's Marquis Theatre!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Mar 8, 2021
Today's episode features Broadway veteran Mauricio Martínez. What is Mauricio up to right now? 'I'm in Miami- I've been here for a month working on a new TV show for the next couple of months.'
by Student Blogger: Breanna Ebisch - Mar 29, 2021
At the end of the day, the moral of the story is that stage in Wallkill's auditorium gave me more than I never realized. And now, when I find myself missing the time I spent performing, I look back with fondness.
by Student Blogger: Madalyn Macko - Mar 25, 2021
There is joy that flourishes when ideas aren’t taken too seriously or evaluated hypercritically. Allowing the space to be silly and dancing in a way that creates joy breeds an infectious environment.
by Student Blogger: Madison Moore - Mar 22, 2021
The criteria are that these shows have been nominated for Best Musical from the 3rd Tony Awards (the ceremony that started the Best Musical category) in 1949 to the nominations of what will now be the 74th Tony Awards in 2021. I will be determining their signs based upon their Broadway premiere date. With those rules in mind, here we go!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 22, 2021
This week, Through our Women in Theatre Through the Decades features, we are be highlighting the impact of women in theatre such as Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Kathleen Marshall, Lynn Nottage and more!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 20, 2021
The Closing Night Film program of the 16th Annual DisOrient Asian American Film Festival of Oregon will feature the Pacific Northwest premieres of Garth Kravits' short film When the World Was Young starring Lia Chang, Jason Ma, Virginia Wing and Jo Yang.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Mar 19, 2021
Read the latest from student bloggers Bea, Isabella, David, Aingea, and more!
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 17, 2021
Funny lady Julie Halston welcomes some funny fellas to her weekly chat show.
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2021
From the prolific creator of 'Sex and the City' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' 'Younger' stars two-time Tony® winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 12, 2021
The Book of Mormon creators will convene with actors to discuss potentially problematic instances in the script. This comes after twenty Black cast members from the original and current Broadway cast wrote a private letter to Matt Stone, Trey Parker, and Robert Lopez, expressing concerns.
by Student Blogger: Madalyn Macko - Mar 11, 2021
It is entertaining to reflect on the madness of a tech week, and rewarding to be reminded of the success brought by hard work. I will never be able to articulate fully just how grateful I am to be able to keep studying and performing in productions right now. The Drowsy Chaperone has been just a beacon of joy in my life, and I’m sure that extends to my peers and even our audience members.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced the 2021 summer season, which will be held in a hybrid format — both online and in-person. Support for artists, a welcoming environment for imaginative discovery and celebration, and the safety of our community are at the forefront of this #ONeillSummer.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 3, 2021
Celebrating a return to performances after an extended intermission due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) is bringing the best of Broadway “Roaring Back” to Nashville with its 2021-22 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Season, featuring a multi-week return engagement of Nashville’s best-loved Broadway musical, Disney’s THE LION KING.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 3, 2021
The Wick Theatre will present the world premiere of Cindy Williams' one-woman show, Me, Myself and Shirley.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021
Michael Ritchie announced that he will retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021. Having taken over the position from Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson in January, 2005, for more than 16 years, Ritchie has led one of the country’s largest nonprofit regional theatres, producing and presenting 266 productions.
by Stage Tube - Jan 8, 2021
James Corden connects with his co-star from 'The Prom' Jo Ellen Pellman who has been quarantined with loved ones since the start of the pandemic, causing her to miss the fanfare of her first film being released. James asks Jo Ellen about her nerves working with stars like Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman in her first film, and Jo Ellen tells James about her work creating the Unruly Hearts Initiative to help connect LGBTQ+ with resources to help.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2021
The Prom is going international! The Broadway musical will come to the Netherlands in 2022. This is the first time the musical will be performed in a country outside of the U.S.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 21, 2021
With each new episode, JIM CARUSO'S PAJAMA CAST PARTY grows more diverse in the kind of music it offers.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 21, 2021
With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2021
Theater fans have turned Senator Bernie Sanders' appearance at President Joe Biden's inauguration into a meme today, juxtaposing him into iconic pictures and posters of Broadway shows. Senator Sanders has been dropped into the worlds of in Sunday in the Park With George, Chicago, Beetlejuice, Hadestown and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 20, 2021
At Home Artist Project Presents: A Short Play Festival, featuring three short length plays. At Home Artists Project is a virtual space for new work.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 20, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast for 'The Dust of Death,' an adaptation by Neil Brookshire of Fred Merrick White's science-fiction short story, 'The Dust of Death: The Story of the Great Plague of the Twentieth Century.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 15, 2021
Art House Productions has announced their first audio play, Black Tom Island by Martin Casella available starting Monday, January 18 at 10:00am EST. A free virtual panel discussion about the actual event featuring historians and the play's creative team will take place on Sunday, February 7 at 3:00pm EST on Zoom.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is announcing that registration is currently available for the five-day online vacation camp My Life The Musical! With Bethany Dellapolla. The class will begin Monday, February 15, and will continue through Friday, February 19, from 9:30 a.m. to noon each day.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 12, 2021
Tony Award-winning actor Beth Leavel has teamed up with PETA to salute Major with an original show tune all about adoption and how to play safely with a rescued dog. President-Elect Biden famously had to wear a walking boot after tripping over Major.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 12, 2021
Daniel J. Mertzlufft, one of the TikTok stars behind the viral sensation Ratatouille the Musical, has signed with CAA and Kraft-Engel Management.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 11, 2021
Searching for a special way to celebrate Valentine's Day this year? You will fall in love with Lakewood Theatre Company's production of My Funny Valentine: Great Comic Love Songs from Musicals You May Have Missed.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 7, 2021
The cast of Well-Behaved Women at the Hayes Theatre has been announced. The cast includes Ursula Yovich, Elenoa Rokobaro, Zahra Newman, and Stefanie Caccamo.
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2021
From the prolific creator of 'Sex and the City' and 'Beverly Hills, 90210,' 'Younger' stars two-time Tony® winner Sutton Foster, Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, Miriam Shor, Nico Tortorella, Peter Hermann, Molly Bernard and Charles Michael Davis.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 17, 2021
Peninsula Players Theatre presents a reading of John Van Druten's whimsical comedy 'Bell, Book and Candle' on Monday, March 1, at 7 p.m. CST as part of The Play's the Thing, the theater's winter play reading series.  
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 10, 2021
Florida Theatrical Association, Dr. Phillips Center and Broadway Across America announced today the upcoming FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series, which is expected to begin this fall. New subscriptions are now on sale and current subscribers are able to add to their packages.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2020
Beth Leavel makes her fiction podcast debut as the focus of next Monday’s episode of In Strange Woods. Known primarily for her comedic roles, here Leavel makes a fierce dramatic turn with her tour-de-force performance as Sandra Howland-Pierce, estranged cousin to Howl, played by Tony Award nominee Patrick Page.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 7, 2021
Through a virtual broadcast this evening, Playhouse Square revealed the five shows Cleveland audiences will enjoy live and in person as the KeyBank Broadway Series returns to its historic stages beginning this fall: THE PROM, PRETTY WOMAN: THE MUSICAL, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, AIN'T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS and DISNEY'S FROZEN.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021
New York Theatre Barn has announced that it has named Kate Trammell as its Managing Director and Pauls Macs as its Artistic Associate. Under the direction of Joe Barros (Artistic Director) and Jen Sandler (Associate Artistic Director), New York Theatre Barn is an anti-racist  non-profit theatre company that has served as a home for original culture shifting musicals during incubation since 2007.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2021
Ride the Cyclone: World Premiere Cast Recording – based on the critically acclaimed musical that has sold out hit productions across the US and Canada – will be released in digital and streaming formats on Friday, May 7.
by Student Blogger: Madalyn Macko - Apr 23, 2021
There are many quality lessons to learned as a performer taking on technical positions. Not only do I think it is incredibly respectful to support peers as much as possible, but fulfilling a technical role also provides personal improvement.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021
In a special online presentation, ArtsBridge Foundation today announced the nominees for the 13th Annual Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards, with winners to be unveiled in a virtual awards event on May 20.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021
Featuring new performers with every show, the weekly, award-winning Piano Bar Live! (PBL!) streams this Tuesday, April 20 at 7:15 pm ET, with host Scott Barbarino and guests Yvette Clark, Mark Hartman, Michael Kirk Lane, Ty Stephens, Lennie Watts and Reverand Yolanda, plus Mystery Guests and MORE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2021
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced its 2021–2022 Theater season featuring hit Broadway musicals, acclaimed plays, Kennedy Center productions, special programming for the Center’s 50th Anniversary, and more, beginning in October 2021.
by Alan Henry - Apr 13, 2021
Center Theatre Group announced today that the 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre will begin November 30, 2021, three months later than it was most recently scheduled and 20 months after the theatre closed in March of 2020.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 1, 2021
Julie Halston welcomes TV and Broadway stars Harriet Harris and Edward Hibbert to her April 2nd show and the question is: who will out funny whom?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 1, 2021
The Town Hall's signature series in association with New Jersey Performing Arts Center, present Broadway by the Year, takes a 'Pandemic Pivot,' going both virtual and national. In its legendary 20-year history, it has featured everyone from Robert Goulet to Santino Fontana and from Jessie Mueller to Tonya Pinkins.