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 ďThe RitzĒ, 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 BWW News Desk - May 30, 2019
 Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, will perform Disaster! June 14 through June 30 by playwrights Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, concept created by Seth Rudetsky and Drew Geraci, with additional material by Drew Geraci. All performances will be held at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre, on the Essex campus, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2019
Playwright, librettist, scriptwriter and outspoken LGBTQ activist Terrence McNally has long believed in the power of the arts to transform society and make a difference. The new documentary American Masters - Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life, premiering nationwide Friday, June 14 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings),pbs.org/americanmasters and the PBS Video app in honor of LGBT Pride Month, lifts the curtain on the life, career and inspirations of the complicated and brilliant Emmy- and four-time Tony Award-winning writer.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Theater Latte Da (TLD) announces the slate of artists and projects for this summer's NEXT FESTIVAL. Three dynamic new works from Isabella Dawis and Tidtaya Sinutoke, Dylan Thomas, Cerys Matthews and Mason Neely , David Simpatico and Michael Holland will each receive workshops and public presentations beginning Saturday, July 6.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019
Jonathan Church, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Bath's Summer Season 2019 today announces further casting for its upcoming programme of eight plays.
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2019
Aftershock's newest musical is coming to The Ritz Theatre Co. as part of the June Festival!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2019
Twenty-five $25 tickets will be available for the general public to join the opening celebration of the new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune on Wednesday, May 29 at 6:30pm in honor of Terrence McNally's 25 productions on Broadway.
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2019
Silent Planet are set to support August Burns Red on their 10 Years of Constellationstour, alongside co-support act Silverstein. The 40+ North American tour kicks off on 6/20 in Lancaster, PA and will make its way through Boston, MA; Montreal, QC; Chicago, IL; Vancouver, BC; Seattle, WA; Austin, TX; Nashville, TN and more, before
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2019
This morning at New York University's 187th Commencement Exercises at Yankee Stadium, playwright Terrence McNally was honored with a Doctor of Fine Arts degree, honoris causa.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
Hartford Stage will present Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a celebration of one of America's most beloved and prolific songwriters, written and performed by internationally-acclaimed pianist, actor and playwright Hershey Felder, for a limited one-week engagement - June 21 through 30, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019
'Rolling into One' is the soulfully psychedelic & funky new single from musical polymath Jordan Rakei. The new song is the third taste--following well-received tracks 'Mind's Eye' and 'Say Something'--from his upcoming third album, Origin, due for release on June 14 via Ninja Tune. Origin is an album that is overtly inspired by dystopian visions of our future, with many of the album lyrics exploring technological growth and how it affects our sense of humanity. And, with 'Rolling into One,' he notes: 'This song is about embracing the mentality of acceptance and perseverance. Things will continue to happen and we can only look at the bright side to remain sane through the rise of technology and artificially intelligent systems. I wanted the song to be sonically vibrant and colourful but maintain its darker lyrical theme of a dystopian future.'
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019
After a string of singles, Flying Lotus's latest album Flamagra is out this Friday. Nearly half a decade has somehow elapsed since the last Flying Lotus album—the Grammy-nominated cadaver tetris of You're Dead! During that intermission, the multi-disciplinary Los Angeles artist has remained in constant orbit, collaborating with Kendrick Lamar on the classic To Pimp a Butterfly, directing and writing the Sundance-premiered comic horror hallucination Kuso, and producing much of Thundercat's Drunk. He's also nurtured hisBrainfeeder imprint into the most consistently innovative record label of the decade. Yet throughout that span, there was the matter of his next full-length statement.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), will host a symposium entitled 'Choreography in Collaboration' on Monday, June 10, 2019, from 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM at SDC, 321 West 44th Street, Suite 804.
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2019
Liz Cooper & The Stampede continue on their extensive headline tour through 2019 including stops at Denver's Larimer Lounge, Kansas City's The Record Bar, Spokane's The Bartlettand more. The band will also join Shakey Graves & Dr. Dog as well as Tyler Childers for select dates this fall and winter. Complete tour itinerary below.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019
Acclaimed singer/songwriter¬†Tyler Childers¬†is set to release his highly anticipated new album,Country Squire,¬†August 2¬†via¬†Hickman Holler Records/RCA Records. His first release in partnership with RCA Records, the album is now available for¬†pre-order. In anticipation of the album's release, lead track ¬ďHouse Fire¬Ē premieres today. Listen to the song¬†HERE.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2019 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
Middle Kids¬†are today kicking off their massive North American tour with¬†Local Natives. Yesterday they stopped by¬†Busy Philipps Late Night Talk Show¬†Busy Tonight!¬†to perform a gorgeous stripped down version of¬†¬ďEdge Of Town.'
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019
This morning at the Broadway League's 2019 Spring Road Conference, playwright Terrence McNally was honored with the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award as part of the Broadway League Awards, which recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft.
by TV News Desk - May 14, 2019
Boris have never been one for sentimentality—they simply wave goodbye to old worlds in favor of new horizons. That's exactly the logic behind the band's two forthcoming reissues of Akuma No Uta and Feedbacker, which will be released via Third Man Records this year, marking a new partnership between the band and label. The batch of reissues also makes way for Boris's first new album in two years: L?VE & EV?L, due out this August on Third Man. The pioneering, monolithic trio will also be hitting the road with NYC industrialists Uniform this fall - tour dates are listed below.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019
Seth Bisen-Hersh has been producing, emceeing and accompanying his weekly musical theatre showcases at renowned cabaret venue, Don't Tell Mama, for over 12 years now. 
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 TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2019
Beloved British band¬†Temples¬†have announced details of their forthcoming third album,Hot Motion¬†- to be released worldwide on¬†ATO Records¬†on¬†Friday September 27. This marks their debut for the esteemed indie label. The band have also shared a sparkling performance video for the title track¬†¬ďHot Motion¬Ē¬†- a song about ¬ďthe tensions of desire, dreams and nightmares.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019
Boston Manor have released a brand new single 'Liquid' today. The darkly-shaded anthem is inspired by the multiple versions of every individual that exist within other people's consciousnesses. The song features a guest turn from John Floreani of esteemed Australian act Trophy Eyes, a band who've shared many a stage across the world with the Blackpool band. 'Liquid' has been released with a re-imagined, stripped back version of fan favorite 'Halo', which fans can stream on Spotify and Apple Music.  
by Amber Kusching - Jun 3, 2019
It is often said that us artsy folk are perhaps not as quick at math as our non-theatrical brethren, but I have a simple equation: 14 plays divided by 2 performances minus elaborate production elements plus 3 judges equals an exciting weekend of theatre!
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 Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 1, 2019
Barry Glickman might be going to prom, but Brooks Ashmankas is going to the Tonys. On June 9th, the star of the seven-time Tony-nominated The Prom will take a seat at Radio City Music Hall as a nominee for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical. How did he get here?
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 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, https://badreligion.com/tour.
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¬†¬ďBuild Me Up¬Ē¬†today on Neon Gold Records. The accompanying video is premiered by¬†Youtube¬†HERE and is directed by Matt Porter.¬†¬ďBuild Me Up¬Ē¬†follows the release of her catchy single,¬†¬ďA Thousand Ways¬Ē¬†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. ¬ďPeach Fuzz¬Ē is an upbeat love song ripe for soundtracking summer afternoons. listen to ¬ďPeach Fuzz¬Ē 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.