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131 West 55th St. (between 6th and 7th Avenues)

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Based on the novel 7-1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell

The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this romantic comedy from the creators of “Damn Yankees.” Conditions at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory are anything but peaceful, as sparks fly between new superintendent Sid Sorokin and Babe Williams, leader of the union grievance committee. Their stormy relationship comes to a head when the workers strike for a 7½-cent pay increase, setting off not only a conflict between management and labor, but a battle of the sexes as well.



Hal Prince to Chat, Sign New Memoir SENSE OF OCCASION at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome legendary producer and director Harold Prince to celebrate the publication of his new memoir, Sense of Occasion, on Tuesday, September 12th at 4:00pm. (more...)

Stars Announced for New Staging of Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

This winter The 5th Avenue Theatre will warm hearts with the West Coast premiere of the Broadway smash hit Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Swoon with a Sneak Peek at the Stars of Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

This winter The 5th Avenue Theatre will warm hearts with the West Coast premiere of the Broadway smash hit Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Just announced, the cast will ffeature the talents of Seattle stars and 5th Avenue favorites Eric Ankrim (How to Succeed..., First Date, Paint Your Wagon) as Jim Hardy, Sarah Rose Davis (The Pajama Game, How to Succeed...) as Linda Mason, Matt Owen (ELF, Spamalot, A Room with a View) as Ted Hanover and Taryn Darr (The Pajama Game, A Chorus Line) as Lila Dixon. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the leads in costume below! (more...)

THE LAST 5 YEARS Gets Reimagining with Piano Accompaniment at Taproot
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Aaron Lamb and Katherine Strohmaier will present Jason Robert Brown's beloved off-Broadway musical The Last 5 Years, this September 21 through October 2 in the Taproot Theatre's Isaac Studio Black Box. Linda Whitney, Artistic Director for Olympia, WA-based Harlequin Productions, will direct. (more...)

Nancy Anderson and Eddie Korbich Join THE PAJAMA GAME at Arena Stage; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for The Pajama Game directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. (more...)

Rhys Ifans to Lead A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Old Vic; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Matthew Warchus directs Charles Dickens' timeless classic A Christmas Carol in a joyous new adaptation by Jack Thorne, starring Rhys Ifans as Ebenezer Scrooge, opening at The Old Vic on 29 November with previews from 20 November. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME, Featuring Britney Coleman, Edward Gero, Donna McKechnie and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents The Pajama Game, directed by Alan Paul in his Arena Stage debut, with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. Featuring Musical Direction by James Cunningham and Choreography by Parker Esse, The Pajama Game runs October 27-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the company at their first rehearsal below! (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, September 23- Remembering Bob Fosse
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2017

Today we remember Bob Fosse, who passed away on this day in 1987. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for THE BODYGUARD, Starring Deborah Cox, at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts has announced that the first U.S. National tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD, will play Reynolds Hall from Tuesday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 26. Tickets go on sale next Friday, Sept. 29. (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD Opens In Manchester Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

In four weeks, Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical Sunset Boulevard arrives in Manchester for a two-week run. (more...)

Photo Flash: Highland Park Players Present THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

Highland Park Players proudly presents the Tony Award winning musical, The Pajama Game. The Pajama Game runs October 20th through November 5th at the Northbrook Theatre, 3323 Walters Ave. Performances are October 20, 21, 27, 28 and November 2, 3, 4 at 7:30 pm and October 22, 29 and November 5 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ria Jones, Danny Mac, and More in SUNSET BOULEVARD UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's award-winning musical SUNSET BOULEVARD starring Ria Jones as 'Norma Desmond' and Danny Mac as 'Joe Gillis'. Directed by Nikolai Foster, the tour opened at Curve on Saturday 16 September 2017. Check out a first look at the show below! (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Kelli O'Hara & Faith Prince Headed for The Herbst in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Producer Mark Cortale's Broadway concert series hosted by Sirius XM radio star Seth Rudetsky will return to San Francisco for the 2017/18 season with a move to the Herbst Theatre at the iconic San Francisco War Memorial & Performing Arts Center. (more...)

3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles Opens 9th Southern California Season with YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

3-D Theatricals (3DT) rings in its 2017-1018 season at both the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (RBPAC) and the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (CCPA) with Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, a musical comedy from the Broadway creative team of the 12-time Tony Award winning smash hit The Producers. The production, with music and lyrics by Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan, is a hilariously tuneful show based on the 1974 smash hit film Young Frankenstein which was a wickedly inspired re-imagining of the Mary Shelley classic from the comic genius of Mel Brooks. David Lamoureux directs with Corey Hirsch serving as Musical Director and Daniel Smith as Choreographer. Dino Nicandros* stars as Frederick Frankenstein with Danny Blaylock as The Monster , Julia Aks as Inga , Erik Scott Romney as Igor/Victor Frankenstein , Tracy Rowe Mutz* as Frau Blucher , Ashley Fox Linton* as Elizabeth , and Richard Gould* as Inspector Kemp/Hermit . *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline 2017 Gala at Axelrod Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

The Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC) will host six-time Tony nominee and winner Kelli O'Hara for its annual gala on Saturday evening, October 28, 2017. (more...)

Nick Adams, Morgan James, Christine Pedi, Ali Stroker and More Join Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced additional casting for their upcoming 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). Honoring two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'), the event will feature a special concert performance of the John Kander and Fred Ebb musical revue And The World Goes 'Round. (more...)

Photo Flash: STAGES Closes 31st Season with Stunning SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Jennifer Cody and More to Star in A COMEDY OF TENORS at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company will produce A Comedy of Tenors by Ken Ludwig, opening Oct. 20, 2017. The hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning 1989 comedy Lend Me a Tenor is directed by Wes Grantom and will run through Nov. 4, 2017. (more...)

Neile Adams To Appear at Catalina Bar & Grill Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028 will present Broadway, film and television star, Neile Adams in AN EVENING WITH NEILE ADAMS. (more...)

Warren Carlyle to Choreograph Jerome Robbins Tribute Ballet for NYCB
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

This spring New York City Ballet will present a World Premiere ballet by Tony Award-winning choreographer and director Warren Carlyle that pays tribute to the legendary Broadway career of NYCB's co-founding choreographer Jerome Robbins. (more...)

Hal Linden Will Be Honored with Arena Stage's 2017 American Artist Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Hal Linden who is currently performing in Arthur Miller's The Price in Arena Stage's Kogod Cradle. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Company Announces Performance-Only Tickets for AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has announced that it is offering a limited number of $250 and $125 tickets for the performance-only portion of their 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at 8PM at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). (more...)

Centenary's Stage Company Sets Young Performers Workshop for Winter Festival of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2017

Centenary Stage Company's critically acclaimed Young Performers Workshop returns with their annual Winter Festival of Shows running December 9 through December 17. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 fill the Little Theater with musical theatre favorites including The Pajama Game, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and A Class Act. Young Performers will also be featured in Centenary Stage Company's Family Holiday Spectacular Disney's Newsies The Musical which runs November 24 through December 10 in the Sitnik Theatre of the Lackland Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with Nick Adams, Katie Thompson, and More in AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND
by Walter McBride - Oct 17, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company has a star-studded gala in the works featuring a musical revue with some of Broadway's best and brightest. BroadwayWorld recently went into the rehearsal room, check out the photos below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 13, 2017
by - Oct 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Earl Jones to Knock the Ball Out of the Park for Roundabout's DAMN YANKEES Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a special Benefit Concert Reading of Damn Yankees, the Tony award-winning musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. (more...)

Olivier Award Winner Sheila Hancock to Star in the London Premiere of HAROLD AND MAUDE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Olivier Award-winning West End star Sheila Hancock is to star in the London premiere of the black comedy romantic drama Harold and Maude. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez and Ryan Scott Oliver's ACTOR THERAPY Begins 2017 Fall Cabaret Series Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

LINDSAY MENDEZ & RYAN SCOTT OLIVER'S ACTOR THERAPY presents their Fall 2017 Cabaret Series at Don't Tell Mama, beginning on October 19th, 2017 at 9:30pm with REINTRODUCING ALINA FONTANILLA. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Laura Linney, Marin Mazzie & More Will Honor Harold Prince at MTC's Fall Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club (Lynne Meadow, Artistic Director and Barry Grove, Executive Producer) will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

BWW Review: Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN Tackles Racial Identity Issues
by Michael Dale - Jul 31, 2017

Connoisseurs of American musical theatre wishing to make a point about the genre's ability to dramatize even the most unlikely of subjects often cite examples like SWEENEY TODD's vengeful barber on a killing spree or The Pajama Game's labor/management dispute, but bookwriter/lyricist/composer Kirsten Childs may have topped them all in 2000 when Playwrights Horizons premiered THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, BANDSTAND, Tovah Feldshuh and More Coming Up This August at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

This August, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

CHICAGO's Bianca Marroquin to Perform Tunes from New Album at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Award-winning Mexican Broadway actress Bianca Marroquin returns to Feinstein's/54 Below, performing songs from her upcoming album 'Nuestros Tesoro's,' 'El Mundo Era Mio' as well as songs she's performed in musicals during the course of her career. (more...)

Trevor Vanderzee and Hannah Rose to Star in THE PAJAMA GAME for Highland Park Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

Highland Park Players has announced the cast and production team for their 30th anniversary production of The Pajama Game directed by three time Jeff Award winner, Dominic Missimi. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief July 26th, 2017: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Begins at Encores! Off-Center and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Jul 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' begins as part of the Encores! Off-Center series tonight! (more...)

Donna McKechnie Will Star in Arena Stage's THE PAJAMA GAME; Season Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces select cast members for upcoming productions as part of the company's 2017/18 programming as single tickets for the full season go on sale. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tyler Young, Sam Pudlin, Emily Burris of TARZAN at Cultural Park Theater
by Fran Thomas - Jul 23, 2017

Three theater pros are at the helm of Cultural Park Theater's upcoming production of Tarzan. And the eldest is 23. (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Club to Honor Hal Prince at Fall Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have just announced that Manhattan Theatre Club will present its 2017 Fall Benefit, honoring 21-time Tony Award winner Harold Prince, on Monday evening, October 23 at 583 Park Avenue (63rd Street and Park Avenue). (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Quiz: How Many Of These 100 Musicals Have You Seen?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

BroadwayWorld has assembled a list of 100 musicals! We're wondering... which of these have our readers seen either on screen or on stage? (more...)

Photo Flash: Hal Linden, Matt Bogart, Britney Coleman and More Preview Arena Stage's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Arena Stage's 2017/18 Season Preview event took place following the all-day, free Community Day and Costume Sale on August 26, 2916. The evening included performances from and conversations with artists involved in the 2017/18 season. BroadwayWorld has photos from the star-studded event below! (more...)

Telly Leung, Mary Beth Peil and More to Honor Bebe Neuwirth at Abingdon Theatre Company's 25th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company celebrates the launch of their 2017-2018 season at their 25th Anniversary Gala on Monday, October 23 at The Edison Ballroom (240 W. 47th Street). The evening honors two-time Tony and Emmy Award winner Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Sweet Charity, 'Cheers,' 'Frasier'). (more...)

Meet the Full Company of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Bowing Tonight on the Great White Way
by Meet the Cast - Aug 24, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opens tonight, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus go inside rehearsals with the company! (more...)

Shakespeare's HAMLET Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Old Globe today announced due to popular demand, that William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, has now been extended through September 22.  (more...)

Greasepaint Presents THE PAJAMA GAME Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Greasepaint Theatre presents the musical, The Pajama Game, music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, with book by George Abbott and Richard Bissell. The show runs September 1 through September 10, 2017 at Stagebrush Theatre, 7020 E. 2nd St. in Scottsdale. (more...)

Michael Halling and Leah Berry to Lead SOUTH PACIFIC at STAGES St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

One of the most powerful musicals of all time, South Pacific triumphantly returns to STAGES for the first time in 25 years. Running September 8th through October 8th at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood, South Pacific will close STAGES' 31st Season with a timeless tale of love and loss. (more...)

Theatre Three Announces New Performing Arts Educational Opportunities for Adult Actors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Theatre Three, uptown Dallas's 56 year-old theatre-in-the-round will offer a number of new workshops and master classes for adult actors. In addition to another session of the previously announced National Michael Chekhov Association (NMCA) workshops, favorite local actors Wendy Welch and James McQuillen will present two sessions of one-day only Musical Audition Master Classes. All classes will take place at Theatre Three, located in the Quadrangle (2800 Routh Street, Suite 168, Dallas, TX 75201). (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

Stage Stars on Screen - A Guide to Broadway on TV's 2017-18 Season!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 13, 2017

Broadway stars, live musical presentations and a high school theater department-themed drama series are all on tap for the upcoming 2017-18 primetime television season. Check out the exciting programming slate below! (more...)

DAMN YANKEES, Starring Jason Graae, to Knock the Ball Out of the Park at Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season continues with Damn Yankees, one of the most enduring Broadway musicals, featuring a score by legendary composers Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, and a cast that includes a number of veterans of New York City's Broadway stages. (more...)

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