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The Most Happy Fella - 1966 - New York

Based on the film "They Knew What They Wanted" by Sidney Howard.

Frank Loesser, composer/lyricist of ?Guys and Dolls,? scored his greatest artistic triumph with this touching, dramatic and intensely personal love story about a middle-aged vintner, Tony, whose mail-order marriage proposal is accepted under the girl?s mistaken assumption a photo of his young, handsome foreman is her intended husband.BRBRHer hurt and humiliation when she learns the truth, as well as a terrible accident which nearly kills Tony as he hurries to meet her, almost ends the relationship before it begins, but a loving understanding blossoms between them during Tony?s long convalescence.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 8, 2021
Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present Tony Award winner, five-time Tony® nominee and highly celebrated stage and screen actress Laura Benanti in her debut in the Cabaret Series for three performances September 23, 24 and 25 at the Samueli Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2021
Audiences will laugh twice as hard as funny songmen Brance Cornelius and Alex Mansoori jump onto The Winter Park Playhouse stage in their new cabaret - A Little Off The Top - October 20 and 21, 2021 as part of the theatre's popular Spotlight Cabaret Series. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy will accompany on piano. 
by Student Blogger: Emma Rose Dorsch - Sep 11, 2020
Like many fellow theatre people, and just, well,a?? people, I have anxiety. Certain situations, or even nothing at all, can cause me to have panic attacks and suddenly assume the worst. When I get like this, one of the few things that can mellow me out is music.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2020
Acclaimed opera and Broadway performer Zachary James will debut CALL OUT, simultaneous visual and audio albums of works composed by women, to be released December, 2020. James is joined on the album by pianist, Charity Wicks, cellist, Jeffrey Zeigler, theorboist, Brandon Acker, steel guitarist, Kevin Skrla, guitarist, Frederick Poholek and vocalist, Megan Nielson.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 4, 2021
A Grand Night for Singing, a fresh and fun Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein, is now playing through November 28 at The Goodspeed. Featuring artful arrangements and clever interpretations, A Grand Night for Singing is a lively revue that seems tailor-made for Goodspeed.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020
The Old Globe announced today that its 23rd annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! will be presented by KPBS Radio in San Diego as a free audio-only production. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Old Globe is unable to produce the San Diego favorite on its stage this year.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2020
Covid's impact on live theatre and performing arts has been brutal this year. In an effort to celebrate the history and raise funds to support the future of the Barn Theatre, they will induct their 2020 Class of Wall of Fame members during their Gala Events this weekend.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2020
Deadline has reported that Laura Benanti will joining the cast of HBO Max's upcoming Gossip Girl sequel series. The cast includes Emily Alyn Lind, Tavi Gevinson, Whitney Peak, Eli Brown, Johnathan Fernandez, Jordan Alexander, Savannah Smith, Evan Mock, Jason Gotay, Thomas Doherty, Adam Chanler-Berat, Savannah Smith and Zion Moreno.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2021
City Springs Theatre Company has announced Shuler Hensley as its  new Artistic Director. The Tony award winner has been an integral part of the company from its  inception in 2017 but will now take on a more prominent role, working closely with recently  named Executive Director, Natalie DeLancey. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 13, 2020
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team of its 23rd annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which this year will be presented by KPBS Radio in San Diego as a free audio-only production. Due to the ongoing pandemic, The Old Globe is unable to produce the San Diego favorite on its stage this year.
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 4, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually! This entry features Students From SUNY Geneseo, Webster Conservatory, University of Florida, and More!
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021
Laura and Linda Benanti's concert, as part of Seth Rudetsky's Seth Concert Series, premiered yesterday at 3pm and re-aired at 8pm.
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 17, 2021
Broadway and Opera star Zachary James (South Pacific, Coram Boy, The Addams Family, Metropolitan Opera’s Akhnaten) is bringing his award-winning cabaret show ON BROADWAY to the digital airwaves. 
by Student Blogger: Liam Joshua Munn - Mar 15, 2021
Having to sing Golden age for an audition? No idea where to start! Here is My Top 5 Golden Age Tunes for Auditions!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021
Bard SummerScape today announced casting for Most Happy in Concert, a setting of Frank Loesser’s songs for The Most Happy Fella from director Daniel Fish and arrangers Daniel Kluger and Nathan Koci, who previously collaborated on the Tony Award-winning production of Oklahoma! that originated at Bard SummerScape in 2015.
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 3, 2021
Gavin Creel chatted about making his Lyric debut, his hopes for the future of equity and access on Broadway, and how he handled self-care during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
The Muny announced today the 12 extraordinary dancers and singers for its third show of its 103rd Season, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, August 12-18. Joining the previously announced Kendra Kassebaum (Milly Bradon) and Edward Watts (Adam Pontipee) are Raymond Baynard (Caleb), Colby Dezelick (Frank), and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2020
Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 19, 2020
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston invites friends, family, patrons, and guests to pull up a virtual front row seat for ENTR'ACTE, A Musical Journey from Our Past to a New Future, on Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. ENTR'ACTE, brought to viewers in part through the generous sponsorships of Waltham Tourism Council and Stanton Insurance Agency of Waltham, will stream across multiple Reagle Music Theatre digital platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, and its website, ReagleMusicTheatre.org.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2020
BroadwayWorld Book Club is officially off and running! Or should we say, reading! The first BroadwayWorld Book Club selection is Jennifer Ashley Tepper's The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 1. Tepper has just released the first volume of the book for free on Kindle!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2020
Piano man Michael McAssey hosts Piano Bar Live! Tuesday, June 16th at 7:15 pm ET, following New York City's 7 O'Clock Cheer. This week's guests will be Sal Viviano, Liz Larsen, Phyllis Pastore, Mark Hartman, Beckie Menzie, Yvette Monique Clark and our weekly mystery guest!
by Maria Nockin - Jun 1, 2021
Los Angeles Opera presents a digital recital exploring the invaluable contributions Latina composers have made to the world of classical music. LAO’s much-beloved After Hours Recital Series is back, and this time it celebrates eleven Latina composers. Russell Thomas, the company's Artist in Residence-turned-host, curated this fabulous stream to transport viewers virtually to Mexico, Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba, and Peru.
by Alan Henry - Jul 7, 2020
Producer Mark Cortale announced today that award-winning stars of the stage and screen Norm Lewis, Megan Hilty, and Cheyenne Jackson will join the line-up of talent slated to participate in The Seth Concert Series, the weekly virtual series based on Seth Rudetsky's international Broadway series that began at The Art House in Provincetown.
by Maria Nockin - Jul 3, 2021
In the video, Gallup/Na'nízhoozhí, Anthony Roth Costanzo and Davone Tines sing music by Matthew Aucoin written to poetry by Jake Skeets. Lowe and Skeets are both Navajo artists. Skeets, who grew up in Gallup, gives his hometown a leading role in his poetry. Lowe's film is an unflinching yet tender portrait of the city in 2021.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2020
Founded by three Texas natives, Bridge Arts Project is a training and mentorship program that cultivates the potential of emerging artists nationwide. BAP inspires creativity across all artistic media by providing exceptional individuals access to top industry professionals.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 17, 2020
Variety has reported that Laura Benanti has joined the cast of the Fox drama pilot a?oeBig Leap'. 
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here today, July 14 (12pm ET), as he chats with Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 14, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! On July 14 at 12pm ET he chatted with Broadway legend Bernadette Peters!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 13, 2020
Bernadette Peters' powerhouse performance at her 2009 one-night-only event, Bernadette Peters: A Special Concert, was streamed online for the first time ever Friday, July 10, 2020, and raised a spectacular $252,575 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 1, 2020
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston has announced that its first ever virtual fund-raising event, ENTR'ACTE: A Musical Journey from Our Past to a New Future, will remain online indefinitely.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2021
This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 12, 2021
Need a new Broadway diversion to get you through the day? Check back today at 5pm to watch as BroadwayWorld's Spencer Glass broadcasts a very special episode of It's The Day of the Show Y'all LIVE! Which little-known musical theatre treasure will he uncover? Today is all about The Most Happy Fella!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 12, 2021
Today (January 12) in live streaming: a Star Search reunion on Stars in the House, the Met celebrates Renee Fleming, and so much more!
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jan 11, 2021
Today's episode features Grammy-nominated actor, singer, and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson. 'I feel such a nostalgia and home- New York is home and Broadway is my first love. When I talk to folks like you, it reminds me of why I got started in the first place and where it all began.' Listen as he chats about his upbringing, the show that inspired his love for the arts, his career on stage and screen, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 8, 2021
92Y has announced their upcoming events, featuring Josh Groban, Benj Pasek, Laraine Newman and many more! Multiplatinum global superstar Josh Groban joins them upon the release of the new deluxe edition of his lockdown-recorded 2020 album Harmony.
by Student Blogger: Drew Eldridge - Feb 19, 2021
There are few performers who can be declared a “triple threat” talent. Ivy Austin is undoubtedly one of them. Austin is a star of stage, radio, and the recording studio, and has been involved with smash hits including “Grease 2,”“A Prairie Home Companion,” and “Sesame Street” where she has recorded with The Muppets since the show’s inception!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 7, 2020
Award-winning singer/songwriter Bonnie Montgomery is widely lauded as enthusiastically for her polished parlor songs as she is for her lawless country barnburners.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 3, 2020
Broadway, opera, and television star Zachary James has partnered with acclaimed composer Kristin Hevner to release an original rendition of Edgar Allen Poe's THE RAVEN. The visual experience, which fuses song, film, and theatrics, is available online today, Thursday, December 3, 2020.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 23, 2020
Zachary James has debuted CALL OUT, simultaneous visual and audio albums of works composed by women, now released on streaming music platforms. James is joined on the album by pianist Charity Wicks, cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, theorboist Brandon Acker, steel guitarist Kevin Skrla, guitarist Frederick Poholek, and vocalist Megan Nielson.
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 31, 2021
Goodspeed Musicals has announced the cast of A Grand Night for Singing: A Celebration of Rodgers & Hammerstein – marking the thrilling return of live musicals to the Opera House stage.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 11, 2020
New York City Center has released its latest Encores Archives video! The video features Laura Benanti singing 'Somebody Somewhere' from Encores! production of The Most Happy Fella in 2014.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2021
Staged for limited in-person audiences, the 2021 season presents the 31st Bard Music Festival, “Nadia Boulanger and Her World,” which pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in classical music history; the first fully staged American production of King Arthur (Le roi Arthus), and more.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 29, 2021
Bard SummerScape returns to live performance with a wide-ranging and adventurous lineup this summer. Staged for limited in-person audiences, the 2021 season presents the 31st Bard Music Festival, “Nadia Boulanger and Her World,” which pays tribute to one of the most important female figures in classical music history.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 28, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that India Adams, whose long career as a singer and actress spanned nearly seven decades, died Saturday, April 25th at Tarzana Medical Center in Los Angeles, after a short illness.
by Student Blogger: Liam Joshua Munn - Apr 26, 2021
There is something really exciting about a Brand New Musical Theatre Program in New York City - Welcome to the Manhattan School of Music's New Musical Theatre Degree! I had the pleasure of speaking with Liza Gennaro, the Associate Dean and Director of the Musical Theatre Program at MSM. MSM has produced several quarantine musicals over the last year, including Rupert Holmes's The Mystery of Edwin Drood!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 22, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! The most recent video features Cheyenne Jackson performing 'Joey, Joey, Joey'a?? from Encores! The Most Happy Fella in 2014.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 20, 2021
This month, Laurel audiences get a real treat when Steven and Catherine take on the leading roles of Norman and Ethel Thayer in the classic play “ON GOLDEN POND.”  Those are the roles that won Best Actor Oscar awards for Henry Fonda and Katherine Hepburn in the hit 1981 movie version.