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Maidman Playhouse (New York, NY)
42nd Street

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Based on the play by Dion Boucicault


AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Award-winning actor/director Frank Ferrante re-creates his acclaimed New York and London stage portrayal celebrating America's greatest comedian - Groucho Marx.  You will feel as though Groucho is back, as Ferrante sings, dances and performs classic routines on the North Coast Rep stage, June 12 and 13th at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sherry Vine & Joey Arias Chat About the Evolution of Drag and Their Stripped-Down New Show at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Troy Frisby - May 5, 2017

Between the two of them, drag icons Sherry Vine and Joey Arias have more than 50 years of performing experience combined. Not only that, but their working relationship and enduring friendship began more than 20 years ago. Though they've toured with one another around the world over the years, it's been a few years since they've teamed up for a big show in New York, where they first met. Thankfully, the legendary divas will reunite onstage in the city for a new show at Feinstein's/54 Below, as part of Garth Schilling's (also known as Miss Vodka Stinger) drag-themed Thursday night series called LATE NIGHT DRAG. The run will also include Cacophony Daniels, Marti Gould Cummings, Varla Jean Merman, Ray DeForest, RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE star Alexis Michelle, and Miss Vodka Stinger herself with the Martha Rayes. Prior to Vine and Arias' show, the pair pressed pause on their first day of rehearsal to speak with us over the phone about their individual careers, more than two decades of collaboration, and reuniting onstage in the city that brought them together. (more...)

Sing For Hope Pianos, Designed by Broadway Casts of BEAUTIFUL, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More, Will Be Back on the Streets of NYC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Sing for Hope is bringing its renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. From June 5-25, as a celebration of the work Sing for Hope does in communities year-round, 60 Sing for Hope Pianos will be placed in parks and public spaces in high traffic locations across all five boroughs in New York for anyone and everyone to play. (more...)

NJPAC Announces the Hottest Shows of the Summer!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

NJPAC announces the hottest show of the summer! Heating up the Prudential Hall stage, it is multi-platinum super groups Bell Biv Devoe (BBD), SWV and Dru Hill performing their countless hit songs with hypnotic live stage performances that defined the 90's music scene. (more...)

SING FOR HOPE Kick-Off Event with Jon Batiste Comes to 28 Liberty Plaza
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

???????Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street).  (more...)

Jon Batiste to Lead 60 Pianos in Bach Prelude in C at Sing for Hope Pianos Kickoff
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: CAGNEY the Musical Celebrates Closing Night
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 22, 2017

CAGNEY The Musical has played to sold out audiences for 473 performances at the West Side Theatre in New York City. The big question posed to enterprising producer Riki Kane Larimer at the closing night celebration was 'where will Broadway's Robert Creighton, (in the role he was born to play) and cast be bringing the story of James Cagney to next?'   (more...)

Sing for Hope Pianos to Host Kick-Off Event at 28 Liberty Plaza
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Drew McOnie Talks ON THE TOWN
by Marianka Swain - May 19, 2017

Director/choreographer Drew McOnie's work includes In the Heights, Strictly Ballroom, The Wild Party and Jesus Christ Superstar. He's now back at Regent's Park helming On the Town - the classic musical tale of three sailors on shore leave in search of love and adventure - which opens tonight. (more...)

CAGNEY Tap Dances Into Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will conclude its celebrated run at The Westside Theatre on Sunday, May 28, 2017. Cagney began performances at The Westside Theatre March 16, 2016, prior to an official opening on April 3, 2016. When Cagney takes its final curtain call at The Westside Theatre, the production will have played a total of 502 performances (including 21previews). (more...)

Neil Sedaka Postpones Pittsburgh Symphony Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Neil Sedaka's appearance at Heinz Hall as part of the Pittsburgh Symphony's PNC Pops series May 12-14 has been postponed due to an injury suffered by the singer. (more...)

CIAO BELLA Opens in New York City 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

'Ciao Bella' is theatrical stage play presenting a powerful story of Annie Baxter who was at one time a highly respected singer and brilliant composer who is now homeless and living on The Streets of New York City due to a string of tragedies in her life. Though she is living on the street, she is still composing beautiful music. (more...)

Promethean Theatre's 2017-18 Season to Feature World Premiere, Plus Plays by Rivera, Girardoux
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Social commentary and satire with parallels to today, told through fantasy or absurdism, will be the focus of Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 2017-18 season. (more...)

Park City Institute to Present Nellie McKay in A GIRL NAMED BILL at Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Park City Institute presents actress-singer-songwriter-musician, Nellie McKay, performing 'A Girl Named Bill - the Life and Times of Billy Tipton,' on the Eccles Center Main Stage, Saturday April 15. The evening begins at 7:30 PM. (more...)

PERILOUS TIMES to Play Brooklyn's Kings Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Jammins Events presents the T.J. Hemphill powerful stage play, 'Perilous Times' at Brooklyn's Kings Theatre. (more...)

SOTTO VOCE, ROZ AND RAY and More Set for Theater J's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Theater J, the nation's pre-eminent professional Jewish theater, announces its 2017-2018 season, comprised of six diverse plays, including one world premiere and two regional premieres.  Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr has selected works by Jonathan Safran Foer, Alfred Uhry, Nilo Cruz, Mark St. Germain, Karen Hartman and Lindsay Joelle, as well as a stellar line-up of directors and actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: DATING IN RETROGRADE Web Series Celebrates Launch at The West End Lounge
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Dating in Retrograde the web series had its official launch on May 30th at The West End Lounge. BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

Bryant Park presents Accordions AROUND THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Accordions Around the World is a four-week series that brings over 100 accordionists, as well as bandoneon, bayan, concertina, and harmonium-players of different musical genres, to perform at Bryant Park. Accordion Picnics, each Wednesday between June 28 and July 19, spotlights 24 musicians at each performance and offers audiences the chance to experience the range of this often-overlooked instrument. (more...)

Orphan Train Leads to Foster Care, Jimmy Wayne Keynotes Milestone Event
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Many wouldn't associate the words 'bucket list item' with a town boasting a population of 5,395 (according to the 2010 census), but after learning it was the home of the National Orphan Train Museum, it became just that for Jimmy Wayne.  (more...)

Netflix to Turn San Diego Comic-Con Upside Down; Line-Up Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Get ready for Netflix to turn Comic-con Upside Down! Whether you're chasing fairies in the world of Bright or tearing a page out of Death Note, team up with The Defenders and immerse yourself into our worlds. (more...)

MITF 2017: The Oldest Continuing Theatre Festival in NYC Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

This is an auspicious year for John Chatterton and the Midtown International Theatre Festival. MITF is now the OLDEST CONTINUING THEATRE FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK! John Chatterton has set the gold standard for presenting new and exciting independent theatrical works in NYC. This year's special festival brings more than 100 productions to Manhattan - as well as an astounding number of international works. The 18th Annual Midtown International Theatre Festival once again proves itself to be one of the best reasons to stay in New York in July! (more...)

New Documentary Film "parTy boi: black diamonds in ice castles" Exposes Hidden Drug Epidemic within Urban LGBTQ Community
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

New documentary, parTy boi: black diamonds in ice castles, will premiere on May 7, 2017. The film project focuses on methamphetamine addiction within the LGBTQ community of color, and explores a drug epidemic that is affecting the lives of Black and Latino gay millennials at an alarming rate. Directed by Micheal Rice, parTy boi was designed to spark debate and educate LGBTQ youth around the world about crystal meth and drug addiction. The premiere screening and cocktail Q&A event takes place on May 7th at 7:30pm - ImageNation Cinema, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. New York, NY 10027. Tickets will be available at the box office window prior to the viewing. Admission: $20. (more...)

Pianos to Fill Downtown Manhattan for 6th Annual Sing for Hope Pianos Kickoff
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Sing for Hope will bring their renowned Sing for Hope Pianos back to The Streets of New York City this summer. The 2017 Collection will be revealed to the public for the first time during a kickoff event on Monday, June 5 at 12PM at 28 Liberty Plaza (28 Liberty Street). (more...)

THE RIDE Celebrates Eighth Season of Triumph
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

On Monday, October 2, 2017, THE RIDE'S Award-Winning CEO/CCO and Author/Director, RICHARD HUMPHREY, will inaugurate his eighth Season of Triumph on The Streets of New York while simultaneously celebrating the sixth-month sold-out anniversary of his ground-breaking virtual-reality-driven DOWNTOWN EXPERIENCE powered by The Ride. (more...)

IHOP' Restaurants Unveils Limited-Time French Toasted Donuts With Bold New Marketing Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

IHOP Restaurants today unveils its latest menu creation, French Toasted Donuts, the new limited time offering shaking up the breakfast world. A pioneer in unexpected flavor combinations and breakfast firsts, IHOP continues to break the rules of breakfast with this distinctive dish hot off the test kitchen griddles. With flavor combinations sure to incite reactions including (but not limited to) happy dances and eyebrow raises that soar to new heights, the newest addition to the IHOP menu will bring smiles to guests nationwide. Featuring classic donuts dipped in sweet vanilla batter and then French toasted, the new lineup is available in three craveable, mouth-watering flavors ranging from savory to sweet: (more...)

Camp Broadway Auditioning Military Kids for Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

Camp Broadway LLC, an award-winning Broadway industry leader in enrichment programming for children, is celebrating the important role that military families play in supporting America. (more...)

Placer Community Theater GUYS AND DOLLS Opens to Audience Raves
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2017

The hit Broadway musical Guys and Dolls opened Friday, July 21 at the State Theatre. The classic Frank Loesser musical is based on the stories of famed journalist and storyteller Damon Runyon and tells the story of gamblers looking for love and a floating dice game in The Streets of New York's Broadway theatre district. The musical is produced by Placer Community Theater and runs weekends through August 5th. (more...)

Brooklyn's On Stage at Kingsborough Announces 2017-2018 Performing Arts Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College is pleased to announce its 2017-2018 season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough brings top notch performing arts to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster of artists spanning multiple genres including music, dance, and family programming. (more...)

50 Sing for Hope Pianos Will Be Permanently Placed in New York City Schools
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Sing for Hope today announced the 50 New York City public schools across the five boroughs chosen to receive Sing for Hope Pianos this fall. The placement of Sing for Hope Pianos in schools is in partnership with the New York City Department of Education and benefits an estimated 15,000 school children. The delivery, maintenance, and associated programming for each piano is estimated to cost $100,000 and the program has not yet been fully funded. (more...)

Original New York Cast to Dance CAGNEY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

In honor of Hollywood's 'tough guy in tap shoes' James Cagney, who would have turned 118 today, producer Riki Kane Larimer (On The Town, Gigi, West End's Memphis) announced the West Coast Premiere of the hit musical CAGNEY. (more...)

truTV Receives First Ever Emmy Nomination for BILLY ON THE STREET
by TV News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

Turner's truTV celebrated a key milestone in its evolution today, receiving the comedy network's first-ever Emmy(R) Award nomination for the 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. Pop culture powerhouse BILLY ON THE STREET, from creator and star Billy Eichner, received a nomination in the Outstanding Variety Sketch Series category. (more...)

Midtown International Theatre Festival to Present 100 Plays in 23 Days Starting This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The Midtown International Theatre Festival returns for another summer of quality stage works, July 15 - August 6, 2017 at the WorkShop (312 W. 36th Street, NYC). New York's oldest continuing theater festival will present 100 plays in 23 days! (more...)

Bell Biv Devoe, SWV and Dru Hill to Heat Up Prudential Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

NJPAC announces the hottest show of the summer! Heating up the Prudential Hall stage, it is multi-platinum super groups Bell Biv Devoe (BBD), SWV and Dru Hill performing their countless hit songs with hypnotic live stage performances that defined the 90's music scene. (more...)

BWW Interview: From Argentina to the Streets Of New York: Matt Farcher Returns to MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 5, 2017

'It has been a very cool year for me!' Matt Farcher exclaims, as he reminisces about the last twelve months since he made his Maine State Music Theatre debut as Che Guevara in Evita last summer. The actor, who will star as Jack Kelly in the upcoming production of Disney's Newsies that begins performances at Brunswick's Pickard Theater August 9, has had a very busy and artistically stimulating year - 'working back to back shows for most of the time' - appearing as the Beast in Beauty and the Beast and in his role debut as Jack Kelly at the Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA. (more...)

KALETSKI This Side Up Exhibition Opens this Week at Ana Zorina Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Anna Zorina Gallery is pleased to present Alexander Kaletski's solo exhibition This Side Up featuring his latest series of cardboard paintings. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 20, 2017
by - Aug 20, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 19, 2017
by - Aug 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/19/2017
by - Aug 19, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/19/2017. (more...)

The Jerry Douglas Band Release Debut Album 'What If' Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

WHAT IF, the debut studio album from THE JERRY DOUGLAS BAND, is out today (8/18) via Rounder Records, and is already riding high on a wave of praise. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

It opened 60 years ago on Broadway, yet its message continues to resonate today. The powerful and poignant musical West Side Story is now on stage at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre for performances now through Oct. 1. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 16, 2017
by - Aug 16, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 15, 2017
by - Aug 15, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 15 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - August 14, 2017
by - Aug 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on August 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Judy Collins, Betty Buckley, Ute Lemper, Nelli McKay and More Coming Up This Fall at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Joe's Pub is proud to announce the headlining runs of shows for its 2017 Fall Season, running September 6 to November 30! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block, Darius de Haas and More Rally Broadway Community for 2017 Covenant House 'Sleep Out'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

On August 21st, over 70 caring members of the Broadway community, including some of the biggest stars on Broadway, will be sleeping on The Streets of New York City in support of the homeless youth at Covenant House. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY, THE MUSICAL Company Toasts to One Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrated one year of performances at The Westside Theatre with a champagne toast onstage, last night, April 4. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

CAGNEY Marks One Year Off-Broadway This Week; Broadway Run in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will celebrate one year of performances at The Westside Theatre on Tuesday, April 4. (more...)

BET Networks Says YES to Comedy Superstars and Music Legends with Original New Scripted, Late Night and Mini-Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

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Universal Studios Hollywood is Headquarters for Blockbuster Movie THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal CityWalk become headquarters for Universal Pictures' blockbuster new movie THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, inviting fans to see the No. 1 film in the world at the all-new Universal Cinema (more...)

Kate Chadwick & Josh Freilich's EXCUSE ME! Song Cycle Set for The Playroom Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

NYSP Presents, in conjunction with the University of California, Irvine, will commence performances of EXCUSE ME! on Saturday, April 22, and Monday, April 24, at The Playroom Theatre. Lex Leigh serves as Music Director. Myrona DeLaney directs. (more...)

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