The Ritz Broadway

This hilarious farce is set in a gay bathhouse of the title. When Gaetano Proclo, a hapless, middle-aged, overweight, very married man takes it on the lam from his Mafioso brother-in-law, Carmine Vespucci, he ducks into “The Ritz”, the last place anyone would look for him, not knowing what he has thrust himself into. What he encounters there sets the scene for an old-fashioned door-slamming farce, albeit with towel-clad chubby chasers, bumbling detectives, and Googie Gomez, an over-the-top would be Bette Midler looking for her big break...Funny!!!!!



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by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2019
As part of the 73rd Annual Tony Awards, legendary playwright and librettist Terrence McNally was honored with one of the Lifetime Achievement Award. A revival of his play Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune is currently on Broadway, starring Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon. Watch Terrence McNally accept his 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award here.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Broadway at Birdland concert series presented another concert reading of "Everybody Rise: A Resistance Cabaret," written by Emmy-winner Joe Keenan. A bevy of theatrical luminaries starred, including Bebe Neuwirth, John Bolton, Liz Callaway, Kristine Mengelkoch, Michael Kostroff, Taylor Crousore, and Christine Pedi.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2019
Alternative rock band I the Mighty are treating fans to another special acoustic release, this time for their hit song, 'Chaos In Motion.' Filmed at the YouTube Space in Los Angeles, CA, the video features an intimate full-band acoustic performance as well as a 'Behind The Song' explanation from the band.
by Andrew Beck - Jun 26, 2019
From George Gershwin through such musical luminaries as Franz Lizst, Frederick Chopin, and Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, the actor, playwright and composer Hershey Felder has brought the life and music of any number of musical luminaries to audiences across the United States, Canada and the world, winning himself in the process his own category on the quiz show "Jeopardy" earlier this year.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019
Silverstein has signed with UNFD. With the signing announcement comes a brand-new song from the band, who will be celebrating 20 years together in 2020. Fans can now listen to 'Burn It Down ft. Caleb Shomo' below. The single will be available for streaming at midnight tonigh
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019
Critically acclaimed Puerto RicanCuban songstressSabrina Claudio has officially announced her largest headline tour to date. The Truth Is Tour will feature Sabrina's live band and kicks off September 21stat The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA and travels through November 8th in San Diego, CA before the singer-songwriter heads overseas for the remainder of dates. Tickets go on sale this Friday, June 28th at 10am local time. There will be a special presale for fans on Wednesday, June 26th at 10am local time. See full itinerary below and more details HERE.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2019
The Old Vic hosted its annual fundraiser last night at The Brewery in East London, to raise vital funds needed to secure the theatre for future generations. A not-for-profit registered charity, The Old Vic can only keep thriving with the help of individual supporters, corporate partners, trusts and foundations, and nights like this one.
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2019
SHEER MAG return with their sophomore album, A Distant Call. They're still writing about surviving our current hellscape, but this time around, the politics get extra-personal. It's heavy power-pop so sleek it gleams. 'We've been waiting to write these songs since we started the band and we were able to take these experiences and build a story out of them,' notes front woman Tina Halladay. The album verges on being a concept piece, and the protagonist resembles Halladay herself. The songs document a particularly alienating time in her life when she was laid off from a job. Broke and newly single, her father (with whom she had a fraught relationship) passed away, leaving her with more wounds than felt possible to heal. The album's lead single 'Blood From A Stone' which was released today, kicks off the narrative of the album proper. It flashes back to Tina's life from a few years back and sets up the arc for the rest of the record. 
by Peter Nason - Jun 17, 2019
A perfect remedy for the summertime blahs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019
The new exhibition Bob Gruen: Rock Seen opens at the Morris Museum, featuring a selection of 72 works by one of rock & roll's best-known and most respected photographers. Active in the rock scene for over fifty years, Bob Gruen (b. 1945, New York) has shot some of the most memorable images of rock music's greatest artists. His photographic approach is distinguished by the ability to capture performers, both onstage and off, through candid images that convey the feeling of the moment. The show will be on view from June 21 November 10, 2019.
by Jessica Crowe - Jun 14, 2019
If an old, dusty piano could talk, what would it say? What stories would it tell you? In Irving Berlin's I Love A Piano at Gretna Theatre, you get to find out for yourself...
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
Portland Opera is thrilled to present a new production of Mozart's heartbreaking and comedic work La Finta Giardiniera this July. In this opera from 1775, the heroine Violante goes into hiding as "the disguised gardener" at the Mayor's (Podesta's) country estate after escaping her abusive lover, Count Belfiore. As she chooses forgiveness, a dizzying cast of characters come together in a tale about the very complex nature of the human heart. Portland Opera will present six performances of La Finta Giardiniera on July 12, 14m, 18, 20, 24, and 27 at the Newmark Theatre. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
The Slow Readers Club have announced a run of headline shows in December, with dates in London, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Glasgow. Tickets will be available at 10am on Friday 14th June.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019
This past Friday evening, June 7, Bay Area arts supporters gathered at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco to celebrate Berkeley Repertory Theatre and to honor outgoing Artistic Director Tony Taccone for his 22 years of leadership. The sold-out event, OVATION: A Tribute to Tony Taccone, raised over $1 million in support of the nonprofit's ambitious artistic endeavors and education programs.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019
Irving Berlin's I Love a Piano kicks off Gretna Theatre's 92nd season from June 13 - June 16 at the historic Mount Gretna Playhouse. The show follows the journey of one piano from Tin Pan Alley to the present day, as it winds its way through the lives of Americans.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
Producers Hunter Arnold, Debbie Bisno and Tom Kirdahy announce today that Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune will play its final performance on Sunday, July 28, 2019 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) on Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
The critically acclaimed Puerto Rican/Cuban songstress Sabrina Claudio has delivered her entrancing new single “Holding The Gun” alongside a striking and cinematic companion visual. “Holding The Gun” is available now at all DSPs and streaming services. Watch the Bonnie & Clyde inspired journey into madness and obsession on Sabrina's official YouTube channel.
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Fresh off a non-stop touring cycle throughout the US, Canada and Europe, Sum 41 have announced that this is just the beginning of the Order In Decline cycle. The band will be joined by The Amity Affliction and The Plot In You on a month long headlining tour throughout the U.S. this fall, after some Canadian headline and festival dates next month. Tickets are on sale this Friday, August 2nd at 10am local at
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
Fat Wreck Chords and longstanding California punk band Lagwagon are excited to announceRAILER, the band's ninth full-length album due out on Friday, October 4 (pre-order). As frontman Joey Cape explains, 'railer' is “a funny word from childhood that means 'silly bad', like lame” and it captures the sense of throwback that flows through the new album's 12 songs. That idea of looking to the past was inspired after Cape came up with “Bubble,” RAILER's first single as well as first song he wrote for the album, and he then just took that idea and ran with it.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
CHON have announced their North American headlining tour with with  Between the Buried and Me, featuring special guests  Intervals. Pre-sale tickets are available, here. General tickets go on sale Friday, August 2nd. The tour will kick off November 7 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
 Today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, PBS and THIRTEEN announced a new documentary about the EGOT-winning entertainer Rita Moreno, slated to premiere in 2020. AMERICAN MASTERS a?oeRita Moreno: The Girl Who Decided to Go For Ita?? (w.t.) is a partnership between THIRTEEN's AMERICAN MASTERS series and Norman Lear's Act III Productions in association with Maramara and executive producer Lin-Manuel Miranda.
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2019
CHON have announced their North American headlining tour with with  Between the Buried and Me, featuring special guests  Intervals. Pre-sale tickets are available, here: General tickets go on sale Friday, August 2nd. The tour will kick off November 7 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. 
by Stephanie Wild - Jul 27, 2019
Come From Away is in its third year on Broadway! Meet the current cast of the musical below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
Brooklyn based alt-pop band Spirit Animal have just dropped their new track 'Arm Candy' today. Check out the video, which can't be unseen, below, and on all streaming services. The band is also happy to announce the release of REBORN YESTERDAY, out on September 20th via RED MUSIC. REBORN YESTERDAY is the deluxe version of the band's debut full-length album Born Yesterday and features three new tracks, including their newest track, 'Arm Candy'.
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
The Slow Readers Club have announced the addition of a further four shows for their headline tour this winter, with dates in Cork, Limerick, Dublin and Belfast joining their already announced shows in London, Wolverhampton, Manchester and Glasgow.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
The official music video for Tyler Childers' new single 'All Your'n' premieres today. Rolling Stone hails the track as 'packed full of characteristic lyrical detail and writerly flourishes,' while Brooklyn Vegan calls it 'a summery, easy-going tune with plenty of twang.'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019
Wouldn't it be great if we could all take a look at the bright side more often? It's clear when speaking with Monica Rizzio that she certainly does. Her new album, Sunshine Is Free, is all about appreciating how the little things in life make it all worth it. A bonfire on a beach. A couple of days with the one you love. Simply doing...nothing. The album is set for release on October 4, and the first single, “My Sweet Heart,” is now premiering on Wide Open Country.
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Get ready for THE HU, a band that are unlike any other rock band in the world.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
Theater Latte Da today announced casting for CHICAGO, Broadway's longest-running American musical. Winner of 7 Tony awards including Best Musical Revival, CHICAGO features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, is directed by Theater Latte Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein with Music Direction by Denise Prosek and choreography by Kelli Foster Warder.
by TV News Desk - Jul 15, 2019
Currently on the road, stoking sing-a-longs, and slaying sold-out crowds preeminent Los Angeles punk band Bad Religion have announced the second leg of their North American tour. The newly added dates will begin September 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and wrap October 6 in San Diego, CA. Tickets will go on sale Friday, July 19 at 10am local time.  For more information visit,
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019
Liz Cooper & The Stampede's new EP, Live In Chicago, is out today on the band's own label, Sleepyhead Records, via Thirty Tigers.
by Peter Nason - Jul 12, 2019
It's a marvelous production of a so-so musical.
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Following the release of his sixth studio album Flamagra, Flying Lotus is gearing up to embark on his immersive 3D North American tour. Kicking off in Portland, OR, the tour will span across 34 dates in cities such as NYC, LA, Seattle, Chicago, and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
Today, the New Jersey native, LA based songstress Phoebe Ryan shares her newest single “Build Me Up” today on Neon Gold Records. The accompanying video is premiered by Youtube HERE and is directed by Matt Porter. “Build Me Up” follows the release of her catchy single, “A Thousand Ways” and comes ahead of a summer tour supporting Carly Rae Jepsen across North America.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Jul 11, 2019
El proximo 11 de octubre comenzara en Barcelona la gira de EL JOVENCITO FRANKENSTEIN, siendo asi el Teatro Tivoli su primera parada.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Liz Cooper & The Stampede's new EP, Live In Chicago, is premiering today at Glide Magazine. 
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2019
Today, Columbus, Ohio trio Caamp share the latest single from their upcoming album, By and By which will be out July 26th on Mom + Pop Music. “Peach Fuzz” is an upbeat love song ripe for soundtracking summer afternoons. listen to “Peach Fuzz” HERE.
by Emma Watkins - Jul 1, 2019
Joe Stilgoe is back with his new album, The Heat is On, breathing new big band life and swinging verve into some surprising 1980s hits. He launched the album with a short residency at the legendary Ronnie Scott's in Soho, backed by an exceptional 16-piece big band.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2019
Founded June 9, 2006 by Producer/Presenter Michael Sterling (BroadwayWorld TV's own LA-based Producer and On-Air Host), Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal carries on in its 13th consecutive summer celebration which begins August 11th with FEELING GOOD headlined by LA's Next Great Stage Star 2018 Winner Robert Collins.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2019
Today, PBDY (pronounced Peabody) releases a brand new single 'Eucalyptus & Lavender / So Help Me (DOG)' via Brainfeeder, as the LA-based producer and DJ prepares to head out on a 33 date tour across North America with the label's founding father Flying Lotus. The track features Jeff Parker (of pioneering post-rock outfit Tortoise) on guitar, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola and Justin Brown (Thundercat, Ambrose Akinmusire) on drums.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019
Hot off the heels of their debut self-titled EP release, female-fronted Symphonic groove metal band, TULIP, have announced a North American summer tour with Swedish melodic-metal band EVERGREY. TULIP will kick off the tour on August 23rd in Los Angeles, Ca at The Satellite. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2019
Temples have today shared “You're Either On Something”, the latest track from their forthcoming third album, Hot Motion - to be released worldwide onATO Records on Friday September 27th 2019. The band will begin their North American tour on October 11, starting with Desert Daze Festival. “I'm excited for people to experience these songs for the first time,” declares singer and guitaristJames Bagshaw. “They are constructed in such a way that the album should feel relatively instantaneous, but we did not water down our creative ideas. Getting that balance can be hard, perhaps on the last record on some songs we used too many layers to create depth, but making this album we discovered that depth doesn't simply come by layering things, it can come from the intensity of an idea.”
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019
The Indiana Conference for Women (ICFW) announces its new executive director, Pamela Dyar. She will focus on all components related to the ninth annual conference scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 7. Dyar has an extensive background in fundraising and development for organizations in both Indiana and Florida including The Ritz Carlton, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Palm Beach Executive Women and more.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Tyler Childers' highly anticipated new album, Country Squire, is out today via Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records.  Childers' first release in partnership with RCA Records, Country Squire was produced by Sturgill Simpson and David Ferguson and recorded The Butcher Shoppe in Nashville.  
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
Rep Stage, the professional regional theatre in residence at Howard Community College (HCC), opens its 27th season with Stephen Temperley's a?oeSouvenir: A Fantasia on the Life of Florence Foster Jenkins,a?? directed by Joseph W. Ritsch.
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2019
The next chapter in Japanese rock legends Boris' story has arrived; their new double LP LφVE & EVφL is set for release on October 4th via Third Man Records.  This double LP exists as two independent works, encapsulating conflicting connotations that interweave and become intricately entangled with one another, gradually eroding before becoming utterly singular. Continuing to tinker and toil with their sound since the 2017 release of DEAR, Boris have pivoted onward a more organic, non-grid literary style that LφVE & EVφL showcases.  The album's first single, “Love,” is one of the most musically diverse in their career and showcases a snippet of what is to come on  LφVE & EVφL.
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2019
Heating up the summer before the release of his sixth studio album, Wale unveils the music video for his latest single “On Chill” [feat. Jeremih]. Watch it below.
by TV News Desk - Aug 14, 2019
This September, NYC-based artist Arsun will embark on an east coast tour opening for Cat Power (tour dates below). With a sound beyond his 20 years, Arsun recently released his debut EP Send Her My Way to acclaim from i-D and HERO, who called it “multifaceted, simplistic, and embodying real artistic confidence.”
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2019
Theater Latté Da today presents r CHICAGO, Broadway's longest-running American musical. Winner of 7 Tony awards including Best Musical Revival, CHICAGO features a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The musical, based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, is directed by Theater Latté Da Artistic Director Peter Rothstein with Music Direction by Denise Prosek and choreography by Kelli Foster Warder.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019
Phenomenology, Inc. announces that it has secured 'Sopranos' star Jamie-Lynn Sigler to lead a powerful cast in the staged reading of a new play for MANHATTANonPATRICK at the Weinberg Center for the Arts in suburban Washington D.C. on September 27.