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The Ritz - 1975 - 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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Longacre Theatre

(New York, NY)
220 West 48th Street


 

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020
Mario Lopez and Daphne Rubin-Vega lead a stalwart Broadway group of performers lending their voices to a non-partisan a?oeGet Out the Votea?? music video a?" hashtag: #enoughalreadyvote a?" which has been re-released in anticipation of the November 3rd election.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2020
Theater Latté Da announces its first online benefit, Thursday, October 1 at 7PM CDT. 100% of the funds raised will go directly into the hands of theater artists. The event raises crucial funds to support NEXT Up, Theater Latté Da's intensive new works laboratory launched in May 2020. The online event is free to watch, though registration is required. Tickets are also on sale now to become a Benefit Producer. For more information and to register for the event, visit www.latteda.org/benefit. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Classical music lovers can get outdoors and enjoy an evening of live singing while supporting local restaurants on Wednesday, September 30, as the Opera Philadelphia Chorus Performs A Free Concert At Dilworth Park along the western side of City Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2020
Classical music lovers can get outdoors and enjoy an evening of live singing while supporting local restaurants on Wednesday, September 30, as the Opera Philadelphia Chorus performs a free concert at Dilworth Park along the western side of City Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
The Episcopal Actors' Guild will present the world premiere of Fashion Victims, two short one-act plays by Richard Alleman that take on the wicked wacky world of la mode. One tracks the struggles of a young woman on the way up; the other catches a legend headed in the opposite direction.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020
With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing restrictions on travel and live music performances, Artist Series Concerts has had to make adjustments to its 2020-21 concert schedule.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020
Vocalist, pilot, best-selling author, psychologist and theater producer Judy Whitmore has released a single/music video for 'New York Medley' featuring American Songbook classics 'How About You,' 'Manhattan' and 'Autumn in New York'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
Eagle Theatre is proud to present Sweet Seasons: The Music of Carole King, performed by Michelle Foster and a live band, on Sunday, October 25 at 3PM. The band creates an intimate atmosphere, featuring songs from Carole King's hit records like “I Feel the Earth Move,” “It's Too Late,” “Will You Love Me Tomorrow,” “(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman,” and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2020
Singer Judy Whitmore has released the music video for her debut single 'My Favorite Year' where she uplifts Michele Brourman and Karen Gottlieb's heartfelt classic over cinematic strings with a combination of tender intuition and dynamic delivery that takes you back to the memories of your first romance. 
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2020
Deborah Grausman (Producer/Director/Lyricist) has collaborated with her Broadway colleagues to create a super fun, upbeat get-out-the-vote parody PSA called 'Make a Plan to Vote.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2020
Davis Musical Theatre Company will presents a virtual production of Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein. The virtual production will run October 16 - 25, 2020, All performances will be presented FREE via Zoom over Facebook Live.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2020
A revised lineup has been announced for Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota's 2020-21 25th Anniversary Season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 7, 2020
This week's Theater Stories features the Walter Kerr Theatre! Learn about the Tony-winning plays and musicals that have graced its stage, take in facts about Hadestown, the show currently inhabiting the beautiful theatre, and more!
by BWW Staff - Nov 25, 2020
Voting is open for the BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards - which are back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! Voting is only only through December 31st, so make sure to have your say and vote!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2020
Three-time Tony nominee and TV star Kevin Chamberlin is joining in on the popular TikTok trend of Ratatouille the Musical. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2020
Hayes Theatre Co will be returning to the stage in 2021 with a spectacular new production of Young Frankenstein, the musical by comedy genius Mel Brooks adapted from his own classic film which parodies the horror movie genre.
by Peter Danish - May 8, 2020
As theaters across the country are desperately struggling to stay afloat, this Sunday night Hershey Felder is planning a truly one-of-a-kind benefit.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, Artistic Director Designate Tim Bond, and Executive Director Phil Santora announced changes to TheatreWorks's 2020-21 Season, which is now scheduled to begin in October 2020.
by TV News Desk - May 27, 2020
As lockdown restrictions start to ease up around the country, a handful of states have allowed movie theaters to reopen. However, in most of those states, most cinemas have remained closed. According to Variety, about 3% of indoor theaters were open last week, and those were at limited capacity.
by Peter Danish - May 13, 2020
A BWW EXCLUSIVE: HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN at Florence, Italy
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that actor Jerry Stiller has died at age 92. His son, Ben Stiller, said in a tweet that his father died of natural causes.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2020
A live reading of Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart will be streamed on Monday, April 6, 2020, at 8:00 PM EDT. Benefitting the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, the livestream will be dedicated to McNally, who passed away on March 24, due to coronavirus complications. Viewers can watch on YouTube.
by Peter Nason - Mar 30, 2020
BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the best film musicals since the sound era began; see if your favorites made the list!
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2020
It's a weird time in the world right now. It's always been a weird time in EGGland. The Lovely Eggs, the acclaimed psych-punk duo, who are set to release their new album 'I Am Moron' this coming April 3rd via EGG Records, had been due to tour the UK in April to promote the album's release and many of the dates were already sold out. Obviously, due to current world events the tour now cannot take place, but The Lovely Eggs are not the giving up type, and the band have successfully already rescheduled all of their dates to now take place in July.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier today, legendary Broadway playwright Terrence McNally passed away today, March 24, from complications due to coronavirus. Terrence was a lung cancer survivor who lived with chronic COPD. He was 81 years old. Now we're taking a closer look at some of his greatest work...
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
The Broadway community reacts to the passing of legendary playwright, Terrence McNally.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2020
We're taking a closer look at just a few amazing interviews from throughout his incredible career.
by Ben Rimalower - Jun 29, 2020
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Broadway star Andréa Burns about the Tony-winning musical 'In the Heights,' in which she originated the iconic role of Daniela. And in celebration fo the release of Hamilton on Disney+ (July 3), they also discuss the mega-hit musical and its creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Andréa has appeared in beloved shows such as 'Songs for a New World,' 'The Nance,' 'The Ritz,' and 'On Your Feet.' She is also currently the Monday guest host on Seth Rudetsky's acclaimed YouTube series 'Stars in the House.'
by TV News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
The Pineapple Thief have announced their new album, Versions Of The Truth, out on September 4th via Kscope.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Organizers today announced the second phase of the Harlem Renaissance 100, a multi-year celebration originally kicked off in February of this year to commemorate the milestone 100th Anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance and the artistic brilliance born from that movement.
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2020
Los Angeles based thrash metal band Art Of Shock announces their rescheduled 2021 tour dates for the Sepultura North American Quadra Tour.
by TV News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
As part of his goal to play livestream concerts with partners in all 50 States, Zach Heckendorf announced leg two of his virtual tour.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2020
Emma Thompson announces today's AFI Movie Club selection: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The film is ranked by AFI as one of the funniest in cinematic history.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2020
Terrence McNally, the legendary American playwright, screenwriter, and librettist will posthumously receive The Dallas Opera's most prestigious honor, 'The Maria Callas Award,' in recognition of his contribution to two landmark events in the company's history.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020
Stars in the House presented a gala and telethon with French Woods Festival of the Arts partnering with the Hancock-French Woods Arts Alliance this past Sunday, August 16th. The virtual Gala reached over 20,000 views throughout the Stars In The House network and raised $26,000 with 100% of the proceeds supporting the College Arts Scholarship Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020
ScoBar Entertainment presents Arjana & Ivan, in a virtual concert streaming from The Napoleon Room at Club Cafe.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2020
On October 1st, preeminent global theatrical distributor Abramorama will host the world premiere of the documentary Herb Alpert Is…. The global event will take place via Facebook LIVE and will feature a Q&A with Herb Alpert and director John Scheinfeld moderated by the Grammy Museum’s Artistic Director Scott Goldman immediately following.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2020
Stars in the House continues today (7pm) with Moments in the Woods. Join Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jason Alexander, Todrick Hall, Mandy Gonzalez, Andréa Burns, Seth Rudetsky, and more to raise funds to support the Hancock - French Woods Arts Alliance.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2020
ScoBar Entertainment presents Arjana & Ivan, in a virtual concert streaming from The Napoleon Room at Club Cafe on Thursday, August 20 at 7 pm ET.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2020
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Artistic Director Tim Bond and Executive Director Phil Santora announced today that the Tony Award-winning theatre will postpone the opening of its 51st mainstage season to March 2021, with eight plays presented through May 2022.
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 9, 2020
BWW Feature: Live Streaming Events, Archived Concerts and More Scheduled For Future Dates
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, live reading of Terrence McNally's Lips Together, Teeth Apart will be streamed today, April 6, 2020, at 8:00 PM EDT. Benefitting the Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund, the livestream will be dedicated to McNally, who passed away on March 24, due to coronavirus complications. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020
In the wake of the corona virus outbreak, Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota has postponed some of its remaining concerts originally scheduled from mid-March through April. The updated concert listing is below.
by Marc Savitt - Apr 30, 2020
HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN is being presented as a Mother's Day special on Sunday, May 10 at 8pm. Participants will be able to stream on a smart TV, computer, smartphone or tablet. After the performance, audience members will be able to communicate directly with Felder, via text or online, in a post-show audience encore.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
Hershey Felder Presents has announced a one-time-only live stream musical event to benefit 13 theatres and arts organizations across the United States, as they work to offset the devastating economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group will present a one-time-only, live-streamed broadcast musical event, live from Florence, Italy Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin as a Mother's Day special on Sunday, May 10 at 8pm.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
San Diego Repertory Theatre and Hershey Felder Presents announced today the details of a one-time-only live streaming musical event to benefit San Diego REP, among other theatres.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020
The story and music of America's Composer comes to you live in the comfort of your own home when Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a live broadcast of Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a play-with-music written and performed by award-winning actor and musician Hershey Felder (George Gershwin Alone, Hershey Felder as Leonard Bernstein in Maestro).
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
Kevin Chamberlin took to Instagram to share his quarantine version of Alone in the Universe from Seussical.