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The Happy Ending - 1916 - Broadway


Shubert Theatre (Broadway)

(New York, NY)
225 West 44th St.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Sep 8, 2020
On Friday evening, September 4, on televisions and computers across Tampa Bay and beyond, American Stage virtually debuted their 2020-2021 season from Vimeo live. Appropriately named REIMAGINE, for a season designed to ensure productions can be presented during social distancing, the season features a virtual series, a series available both safely in-theatre and online, a family series, and two festivals.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015
Book-It Repertory Theatre presents WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE, named for Raymond Carver's 1981 famed short story collection, as the opening production in its 26th season. Pulled from the company's repertoire, these four stories have been adapted for the stage and directed by Book-It Founder and Co-Artistic Director Jane Jones. WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE will play at the Center Theatre at the Armory tonight, September 22 - October 18, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017
Parrot Poet Productions has just announced the New York Off-Broadway multimedia musical debut of Parallel Worlds, A New Rock Music Experience by writer/composer Brandon Beckner, songwriter/lyricist Steve Sobel, and Director Jimmy Maize (Tectonic Theater Project) at Ars Nova, Theatre 11 on September 25, 2017.
by Helge Arnoldt - Oct 6, 2019
A film adaptation on stage is always be trapped between different expectations: It can be too close to the movie or new settings or/and new songs may leave the audience unsatisfied. This show manages this fine line. Although I haven't seen the film for years, I am surprised how many details and phrases I recognised and which are used to bring the movie alive onstage.
by Don Grigware - Nov 5, 2018
She Loves Mebook by Joe Masteroffmusic by Jerry Bocklyrics by Sheldon Harnickbased on a play Parfumerie by Miklos Laszlodirected & choreographed by Cate CaplinActors Co-opDavid Schall Theatrethrough December 16 Classic plays and musicals usually hold up well if the book and music are strong and relevant. She Loves Me has its corny moments and is dated, but is so bent on love and the romantic side of life, we buy into its premise and come away entertained. Currently onstage at Actors Co-op through December 16, She Loves Me receives flawless direction from Cate Caplin and may boast a deliciously inviting ensemble of players.
by Kelsey Lawler - Nov 24, 2017
Waiting for the show to begin, dozens of families trickled into the Skylight's Cabot Theatre, toting little girls in their Sunday best. Eyes gleaming, some of them were lucky enough to snag a booster seat, while others hung over the orchestra railing to sneak a peek at the conductor during Annie's overture. I remember being that little girl myself. Cue the fond nostalgia.
by Cindy Sibilsky - Nov 23, 2019
Manifest Pussy is a deeply personal and profound her-story, the story of how Shakina went from a nice Jewish boy growing up in the suburbs of Los Angeles, dreaming of dressing up in the gossamer gowns that were forbidden to him, to the relentlessly exuberant, terrifically talented, hilarious and kind buxom star of stage and screen.
by Student Blogger: Emma Rose Dorsch - Nov 18, 2020
As times change and we become more conscious about the media that we consume and the stories that we tell, we must ask ourselves; are the dated, racist, and sexist elements of Golden Age musicals so problematic that we can’t appreciate them today?
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 18, 2015
What if instead of encouraging Jay Gatsby to find the greatness in his true self, Nick Carraway had led his rich friend down a path of phony-spiritualism that brought him to the brink of bankruptcy? That is the premise behind the Jazz Age-inspired production of Moliere's TARTUFFE running at Rollins College's Annie Russell Theatre through November 21st. Directed by John Christopher Jones, a veteran of 15 Broadway shows, including the 1990 revival of Moliere's THE MISER, the production makes great use of a uniformly delightful cast to create a whimsical evening of classic theatrical farce, even if it they never seem to get the most out of the more than 350-year-old text.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2020
Put your feet up, grab your favorite drink and sit back and join the BATS improvisers as they entertain & lift your spirit during the holidays! As we say goodbye to 2020 (hooray!) BATS has filled their virtual theater schedule with great new shows that are playful, interactive, and heartwarming.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016
Sandra Alvarado announces the release of 'Victoria's Dreams: Adventures in Space,' her first children's book.
by Barry Lenny - May 27, 2017
Take the whole family, but book now.
by Marianka Swain - May 25, 2016
Parrot Poet Productions presents the world premiere of PARALLEL WORLDS: A NEW ROCK MUSIC EXPERIENCE throughout all four weekends in June. Created by Brandon Beckner with stage direction by Matthew McCray, attendees can expect a powerful live rock concert, a bold theatrical stage play, and an epic big-screen love story, all harmoniously blended with one another to take its audience on a mind-bending, musical journey through Parallel Worlds. It has been described as "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind meets Pink Floyd's The Wall." 
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017
"Screams rend the air, blood stains the ground, and the show goes on. Circus performers are being killed. The psychotic motorcycle stuntman, Suicide Sid is killing off other circus performers. One by one they are falling. By blade, hanging, arrow, and flame. It's unnerving. It's horrifying. And it won't stop until he is left with no other choice, but to take to the air and end it." - Samson Y Hiss
by Ellen Dostal - May 15, 2018
A gaunt Leon Russom conjures up more pathos than normal as the aged Prospero in the Porters of Hellsgate's production of THE TEMPEST. Whether it is due to the fact that the actor has been battling pneumonia, which took him out of the show opening weekend mid-performance, or that his interpretation of the role centers on the last actions of a dying man, this is a Prospero we haven't seen before.
by Steve Callahan - Mar 23, 2021
Winter Opera Saint Louis rises from its pandemic slumber with a very lovely production of one of Puccini’s more rarely performed works—Suor Angelica.
by Maggie Yates - Mar 2, 2016
'Into the Woods' reframes well-known fairy tales into a single narrative that brings characters from beloved stories together in an inclusive universe for a re-envisioned adventure.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017
11th Hour Theatre Company is closing its first Spotlight Series with a bang! The Spotlight Series will host an appearance by the wildly popular Martha Graham Cracker Cabaret. Martha Graham Cracker Sings Musicals will close the series Monday, April 2 at 7 p.m. All shows are upstairs at World Cafe Live Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street. Tickets cost $40 and are available online at or by phone 267-987-9865.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2021
The first trans love story of the Australian mainstage opens 6 March, after a 12-month COVID pause.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017
Maine State Ballet celebrates the 140th Anniversary of Swan Lake with a three week, 12 performance run of the quintessential classic ballet, March 24 through April 9, at Maine State Ballet's Lopez Theater.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
NY Classical Theatre, New York City's all-free Off-Broadway Equity theatre company, will present a free virtual zoom reading of William Shakespeare's King Lear on Thursday, June 25 at 8:00 pm, as a fundraiser for an intended full production later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020
On Thursday, June 25 (8pm EDT), NY Classical Theatre, New York City's all-free Off-Broadway Equity theatre company, will present a free virtual zoom reading of William Shakespeare's King Lear as a fundraiser for an intended full production later this year.
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jul 8, 2015
First published more than 200 years ago, Jane Austen's famous novel Pride and Prejudice comes to American Players Theatre (APT) and revisits significant gender issues audiences might assume have been resolved. Former Milwaukee Reperatory Theater Artistic Director Joseph Hanreddy and acclaimed J.R. Sullivan adapted one of the world's most popular novels into a compelling, senstive stage play that breathes life into Austen's romantic couples who search for their futures on Spring Green's Up the Hill stage this summer.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Jul 16, 2019
I have a special appreciation for artists who really learn their craft; that surround their entire lives dedicated to observation, listening, learning, searching then discovering, creating, improving, perfecting and twerking it a bit to make it organic and unique. When you have experienced performers who have done it all in their careers in key roles putting together a musical production of this type, it is quite apparent in the outcome. With the esteemed team that is at the 'helm' of this production, Director Josh Finkel, Choreographer Jeffrey Scott Parsons, Costumes Designed by Shon LeBlanc, Lighting Design by Derek Jones, Artistic Director of the Sierra Madre Theatre Christian Lebano, and Live One-Man-Orchestra Sean Paxton; (Google all!) it is full tilt ahead and all aboard for an evening of superb and satisfying entertainment.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018
Imagine that your favorite prince and princess are real people, and they're not living under the sea or in an enchanted castle, but rather in your own town. They're meeting at the local bar, and they're struggling to find their happily ever after, just like you.  The bartender is slinging drinks, the songs you know and love aren't being sung by animated people with large eyes and animal sidekicks, and the happy ending is anything but a foregone conclusion.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
In honor of her new book, Build Your Own Romantic Comedy author Lana Schwartz and her co-host Ilana Michelle Rubin have invited some of the funniest comedians in New York City to spend an evening celebrating all that we love (or at least like-like) about the romantic comedy genre: From the meet cute to the happy ending kiss and all of the hijinks in between. Will the adorable bakery go out of business? Will the funny best friend find herself? Can a young comedian still have a meet cute in New York City? Come to the show to find out.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
Union Hall has announced its upcoming schedule of events!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017
Married life is working out for the Fairy God Mother (Cherry Pitz) and her Prince Charming (Handsome Brad), but happily ever after can get kind of dull, no dragon's to slay, not evil step mothers to thwart. Looking to spice things up, the two love birds have decided to throw a ball, looking for the hottest princess in the land to join them in a threesome!
by Lauren Gienow - Feb 24, 2017
Last night's GREY'S ANATOMY was about reunions. Not necessarily happy reunions, but reunions all the same. No show on TV does 'bittersweet' better than GREY'S ANATOMY and there is a whole lot of bittersweet in this most recent episode, entitled “Back Where You Belong”. The episode was written by Jen Klein and directed by Oliver Bokelberg.
by Karen Bovard - Feb 23, 2019
Director Lavina Jadhwani had a clear intention underlying casting and concept in the Guthrie's current production of AS YOU LIKE IT: to enable audience members from many different heritages and sexualities to see themselves represented on stage. Her intent was fueled, in part, by her own memories of going to theater as a child, and loving it, but never seeing someone who looked like her on stage; she is of South Asian descent. This production is, in Jadhwani's words, meant to be "hereish and nowish" and is informed by a deliberately intersectional feminist lens.
by Perry Tannenbaum - Feb 17, 2017
The current CPCC Theatre production of RAGTIME THE MUSICAL is not only timely, but thanks to one of the best casts ever assembled on the Halton Theater stage, it's also newly powerful.
by Isabella Perrone - Dec 9, 2019
What happens when a modern-day Little Red Riding Hood gets pulled back in time, dropped in a forest, and comes face-to-face with Maid Marion, Robin Hood, and an evil sheriff? A lot. And it all happens hilariously, with full musical numbers, in Ross Petty's LIL RED ROBIN HOOD.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015
This Christmas the breadcrumb trail leads to the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough where the enchanting tale of Hansel and Gretel can be seen from 10 to 27 December.
by Anthony Hazzard & Scott Stolzenberg - Dec 6, 2017
Long Island's finest actors have gathered together this holiday season to bring Lionel Bart's 'Oliver' to the Smithtown Center For The Performing Arts. The outstanding Anne Marie Finnie, terrific Chazmond Peacock, charming Zak Ketcham, and a slew of multitalented kids and pros took us to London for the rags to riches classic tale of Oliver Twist.
by Katelyn Corp - Dec 31, 2015
Proudly boasted as 'The World's Best-Loved Musical', Annie is a show most of us can say we've seen brought to life at least once. For this reviewer, the 1982 film adaptation of Annie was an early eye-opening introduction to the world of musical theater and the likes of legends such as Carol Burnett, Tim Curry, and Bernadette Peters. While countless productions have made their way to stages and screens around the world over the years, Annie still has a tight grip on our hearts.
by E.H. Reiter - Dec 3, 2018
EMMA, now playing at the Chance Theater in Anaheim through December 23rd, is like a perfect tea time confection.  It's lovely, sweet, and has just enough tartness to keeping it all from getting too sticky to enjoy.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2019
The Center for the Arts at George Mason University continues the 2019/20 Great Performances at Mason season this January and February with innovative dance programsa?"including a world premiere co-commission, stirring classical music, and the return of Virginia Opera, in addition to signature events from Mason's College of Visual and Performing Arts.
by Michael Rabice - Dec 14, 2018
Watch out Murphy Brown, Will & Grace, and Roseanne.... Miss Bennet is back in town. In an age when Americans are looking to their past for reliable entertainment with TV reboots, movie prequels and Broadway revivals, Jane Austen is making a comeback of sorts as her beloved 'Pride and Prejudice' characters take to the stage to continue their stories in MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY.
by Jill Schafer - Dec 14, 2017
'The future is female.' If the main stage at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is any judge of it, this statement is true, and gives one hope for the future. The story of one 11-year-old girl who changes hearts and minds with optimism and determination is an inspiring one, as is the boundless energy and talent of the young females on stage who bring this story to life. Watching ANNIE last weekend, I couldn't help but feel nostalgic for the Great Depression, when at least the president cared about the people and developed (with Annie's help of course) a New Deal that would help lift the country out of poverty. A stark contrast to today's reality, when the current resident of the White House seems to care only for the rich, and those in need get served newly crappy deals nearly every day. Maybe we need to send Annie to the Washington to get Democrats and Republicans singing together about the hopeful future of America! In the meantime, head to the Ordway to see this swell production of an American musical theater classic and get your dose of optimism about our female future.
by Lynn Beaver - Dec 1, 2017
Austin Shakespeare has long ruled the 'Bard scene' in Shakespearean production here in central Texas. Oh, sure, others produce a play or two, but Austin Shakes has been the top of the heap for decades. Their productions have always been filled with the best Austin has to offer and have delighted audiences time and time again. More recently there are some serious contenders for the throne, Something for Nothing, Present Company and The Hidden Room produce stellar Shakespearean fare with their own unique spin. I for one am excited to watch the healthy competition between these various companies because I know who the winner will, the viewing public and what could be better than that?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015
Book-It Repertory Theatre presents WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE, named for Raymond Carver's 1981 famed short story collection, as the opening production in its 26th season. Pulled from the company's repertoire, these four stories have been adapted for the stage and directed by Book-It Founder  and Co-Artistic Director Jane Jones. WHAT WE TALK ABOUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT LOVE will play at the Center Theatre at the Armory September 22 - October 18, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015
Lyric Opera of Kansas City opens its 58th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's haunting Don Giovanni September 26 and 30 and October 2 and 4 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Italian with English titles.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020
Open Bar Theatre is partnering with Fuller's for their fifth year of 'Shakespeare in the Garden'...because, whatever happens, the show must go on.
by Michael Dale - Apr 5, 2016
There were no original cast albums in 1921, so this scene by scene synopsis of the original SHUFFLE ALONG is augmented by various recordings of songs from the score.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019
The Center for the Arts at George Mason University announced today the 2019/2020 season of Great Performances at Mason, its annual series featuring leading national and international artists in the disciplines of classical music, opera, jazz, ballet, modern dance, theater, and global music and dance. The Center also announced the return of the Family Series, offering its second season of affordable programming for young audiences.
by Rachael Goldberg - Apr 29, 2018
Sometimes, classics are dangerous production choices. But sometimes they're reminders of why we love a story in the first place. Washington National Opera's 'Barber of Seville' is most decidedly the latter.
by Maggie Yates - Apr 2, 2018
Punk's not dead! So says Out of the Box Theater Company, who brings Green Day's American Idiot to Center Stage Theater April 6-15.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 14, 2019
This season, Broadway welcomes a new production of William Shakespeare's King Lear, starring two-time Academy Award winner, two-time Emmy Award winner, and 2018 Tony Award winner Glenda Jackson.