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Based on the book W.C. Fields, His Follies and Fortunes by Robert Lewis Taylor


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by Julie Musbach - Sep 4, 2019
Celebrated R&B artist Bettye LaVette will make a momentous return to the Café Carlyle, October 10-12, showcasing her inimitable style and gut wrenching vocals. LaVette is an interpreter of the highest order. Whether the song originated as country, rock, pop, or blues, when she gets through with it, it is pure R&B. She gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all of the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric. To quote the late, great George Jones: 'Bettye is truly a 'singer's singer.''
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 3, 2019
BRIC is pleased to announce a free concert by iconic R&B songstress Bettye LaVette on Saturday, October 19 at 3PM, co-presented by Downtown Brooklyn Partnership (DBP) at The Plaza at 300 Ashland, to kick off the 2019 BRIC JazzFest. The announcement completes the programming for the fifth edition of the celebrated Brooklyn jazz festival, which continues the 41st season for the pioneering NYC arts-and-media organization and leading presenter of free cultural programming in Brooklyn. The Festival takes place over the course of a week (October 19-26) and continues to be what the New Yorker calls a a?oeproudly eclectic gathering [that] remains unbounded by convention.a?? This year's edition will feature concerts, film, poetry, and conversation, culminating in a three-day music marathon, with performances taking place simultaneously in the various spaces comprising BRIC House (647 Fulton Street, Brooklyn).
by Julie Musbach - Sep 24, 2019
Singer-songwriter Juliet Simmons Dinallo takes the next leap in her ever-expanding career with the stunning country-soul ballad 'You Got Nothing on Me,' featuring Nashville's legendary McCrary Sisters on harmony vocals.
by Sean Fallon - Sep 23, 2019
On Saturday, September 21, I had the pleasure of seeing Neil Simon's THE STAR SPANGLED GIRL as put on by the Castle Craig Players at the Almira F. Stephan Memorial Playhouse, in Meriden, CT.  This hilarious comedy is directed by Pam Amodio and features a highly talented cast of three who gel together wonderfully with each other.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 23, 2019
Singer-songwriter Alexa Ray Joel will return to the Café Carlyle for her seventh engagement, October 1-5. Reviewing a previous residency at the legendary cabaret, The New York Times called Joel, daughter of music legend Billy Joel and supermodel Christie Brinkley, a?oea singer following her own heart.a?? Joel, who recently exuded characteristic warmth, humor, and musicality in the 2018 documentary Always at the Carlyle, will sing a mix of original songs, Broadway numbers anda?"alwaysa?"a tune from her dad and one from Ray Charles. a?oePeople don't know this, but my middle name is after my dad's favorite singer, Ray Charles, so I always pay homage,a?? she explains.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2020
Today's Theater Stories features The New Amsterdam Theatre! Learn about the history of The Ziegfeld Follies, the ghost of a showgirl that haunts the theater, the impact of The Lion King, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 9, 2020
Kiln Theatre today launch their inaugural Young Writers Programme, a six-week course for those aged 18-25 in Brent to develop their writing skills for live performance.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 22, 2019
On December 3, 2019, the Colorado Music Hall of Fame presented by Comfort Dental will host the inductions of '70s rock/fusion guitarist Tommy Bolin; award-winning blues pioneer Otis Taylor; Zephyr and its dynamic lead singer, Candy Givens; Colorado legends Freddi & Henchi, a?oeThe Crown Princes of Funk;a?? legendary concert promoter Tony Spicola; and Colorado music journalist Wendy a?oeRock & Rolla?? Kale.
by Cary Ginell - Oct 11, 2019
In Part 2 of our interview with Adam Pascal, Adam talks about two traumatic Broadway experiences: going on with 'Rent' right after the sudden death of Jonathan Larson and having to do 'Aida' two days after the 9/11 tragedies.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 6, 2020
This critically-acclaimed new production is now back by huge public demand and will tour the UK from March to October 2021. Tickets are on sale from 12.00pm on Friday 6 November. Casting will be announced soon.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 15, 2019
THE NEW YORKER NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG presents a new show that sheds light on Harlem's gay underground: Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do: Songs from Gay Harlem
by Kaitlin Milligan - May 7, 2019
2018 Grammy award nominee and “America's Hottest Accordion” winner, Dwayne Dopsie plays a high energy zydeco that keeps you wanting more. Dwayne hails from one of the most influential zydeco families in the world, as a child he performed at Mardi Gras and a Super Bowl halftime show with his father, Alton “Rockin' Dopsie” Rubin, a pioneer of the genre, who came to mainstream prominence after his work with Paul Simon on Graceland. Learning from his father gave him a foundation from which to build on, steeped in tradition. Although inspired by previous generations, he has developed his own super-charged style that defies existing stereotypes and blazes a refreshingly distinct path for 21st century zydeco music, earning him the right to assume his father's crown as the king of the accordion. Lousiana Red Hot Records is proud to announce their first release with Dopsie, Bon Ton, out May 24th.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2019
On Friday, May 31, Flushing Town Hall will present Country Blues & Dance, when blues legends Phil Wiggins Blues House Party and The Harris Brothers come together on stage to celebrate the shared music and dance traditions of the Piedmont and Appalachian regions.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 2021
The acclaimed Judy & Liza Musical will bring the real-life story of mother and daughter stars Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli to audiences to venues across the North West in the coming weeks. It tells the turbulent tale of two of Hollywood’s biggest female stars, set against the backdrop of their infamous 1964 London Palladium concert.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - May 23, 2019
mad Theatre of Tampa will present the classic American musical, Mitch Leigh's five-time Tony Award winner Man of La Mancha, at Shimberg Playhouse on June 6-22.
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021
Featuring a range of artforms and practitioners, the programme represents the culmination of months of planning and preparation. Alongside the live work, McGrath has announced a permanent addition to the Fuel rosta - Fuel Digital. A place where digital streams of new and existing work are presented through Fuel's own web platform. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2019
Ahead of press night for Joshua Harmon's Admissions, we caught up with the cast to find out more about the show.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2019
Oh, those wacky Brits: They love their comedy dry, broad and often rather lowbrow, they adore mistaken identities, hijinks in the bedchamber and a bit with a dog. And that, gentle readers, is exactly what is delivered in the deliciously irreverent, surprisingly heartfelt Shakespeare in Love - Lee Hall's stage adaptation of the 1999 Oscar-winning best film of the same name - now onstage at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Johnson Theatre in a sparkling new production from Nashville Repertory Theatre.
by Julie Musbach - Mar 15, 2019
In the early 1930's, The Lambs created 2-reel comedy short films with Columbia Pictures. These shorts were created as a means to raise fund for the Club during the Great Depression. Most of these films have never been seen in almost a century. The films offer a rare historical look at The Lambs, its famous members and activities. The presentation included: Shave it with Music (1932), The Curse of the Broken Heart (1933), Poor Fish (1933) and Hear'em and Weep (1931).
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2019
Alex Kingston (ER, Doctor Who) stars in Admissions, from the writer of acclaimed hit Bad Jews, direct from New York's Lincoln Centre Theater, the producers of Oslo.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 1, 2021
Royal Opera House celebrates International Women's Day this month with several events. Check out the lineup.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021
Cluedo, a new stage play based on the classic Hasbro detective board game loved by generations and the hit 1985 Paramount film CLUE, is to tour the UK between January and July 2022. The play is written by Sandy Rustin with additional materials by Hunter Foster and Eric Price and for the UK production, Mark Bell.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jun 1, 2021
Throughout the summer Larkin Poe will make stops at venues and iconic festivals like Bonnaroo, BeachLife, Treefort, Roots N Blues, and Shaky Knees.
by BWW Special - Jul 26, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature INTO THE WOODS at the Hollywood Bowl, Ship in THE LAST SHIP and More!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 24, 2019
New York Festival Of Song Has Announced The Lineup For Its 2019-20 Season.
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 19, 2019
There's an old saying from W.C. Fields that says 'Never work with animals or children'. This quote is often assumed to mean that a performer should avoid this, as children and animals can be quite unpredictable and/or unreliable. But based on what I saw on stage during Goodspeed Musicals' latest production of the new musical BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, I think W.C. Fields may have issued this warning because said animals and children just might steal the show right out from under you. In its second production of the season, Goodspeed has opted to mount a relatively new work and introduce audiences to the heartwarming story of two 'Strays', a girl and her dog, on the very same stage where another girl and her dog (ANNIE) premiered 43 years ago. The result? A touching musical that delivers an important message delivered by a strong cast led (yes, led) by an extremely loveable (and talented) canine.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 5, 2021
On January 1, 2021, otherwise known as Public Domain day, copyrights for classic work from literary and musical luminaries from 1925 expired, making the titles free from licensing and available for adaptation for dramatists and creatives. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 22, 2020
The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre will present the divine comedy An Act of God, February 13 - March 8, with previews February 11 and 12. Due to a large advance, and the increasingly popularity of the Ellen Arnold Groff Studio Series, An Act of God is adding a week of performances, which was originally scheduled to close on March 1.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 15, 2020
In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 40 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2020 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 15 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 9, 2021
Mosaic Records has announced the April 10, 2021 release of The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 - 66, a 7-CD boxed set that will take listeners into the studio with Armstrong in a way never previously imaginable.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2021
Paul-Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director of Iris Theatre, today announces Seed Commission Scheme for 2021, a program supporting five early-career artists or companies to develop and present a piece of work as part of Iris Theatre's Outdoor Summer Festival 2021, which runs in the heart of Covent Garden, June – August 2021. Full dates and programme to be announced in due course.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2020
Award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante brings his acclaimed portrayal of Groucho Marx to Mayo Performing Arts Center on Friday, March 27 at 8 pm. Tickets for An Evening with Groucho are $29-$59.
by Michael Dale - Feb 23, 2020
Count this reviewer among those who, contrary to conventional musical theatre wisdom, never thought there was anything horribly wrong with Michael Stewart's original book for MACK & MABEL, the big, splashy 1974 musical about silent movie director Mack Sennett and the star he discovered, Mabel Normand.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 17, 2020
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by Nancy Grossman - Feb 15, 2019
SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL is bursting with kids, all of them bursting with talent. Based on the 2003 movie starring Jack Black, the stage version is the brainchild of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a guy who knows a thing or two about creating successful musicals. Nominated for four 2016 Tony Awards, the show ran for more than three years on Broadway, a little over a year in London, and the national tour has been on the road since September, 2017. It's a feel good musical with a happy ending, something to lighten up the winter doldrums.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 14, 2019
The Sylvan Winds announce the opening concert of the 2019 Spring Season celebrating music, art, and history. Performing in important cultural and historic New York City buildings, the ensemble creates imaginative and informative programs that reflect the environs of each space.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 11, 2020
The B.B. King Blues Band are thrilled to announce their new partnership with The B.B. King Estate. This joint venture now finds the two forces working together to bring the world The B.B. King Experience, the band's new working name. In addition to the upcoming world tour (dates listed below), the single 'Rock Me Baby' featuring George Benson, Tito Jackson and Claudette King will be released this summer.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 11, 2019
For one night only, Frank Ferrante will perform his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in An Evening With Groucho. The performance that Variety called "a Tour de Force" will happen on the Walnut Mainstage on Monday, February 25. Ferrante also directed and is now performing in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS at the Walnut, on stage now through March 3.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 25, 2020
Following the success of the Coronavirus Time Capsule project which saw 20 young people creating a video record of their lockdown experiences, Horsecross Arts has developed three online performance projects for its youth groups to take part in this autumn.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 22, 2019
The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre is proud to present Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's beloved, Evita, September 19 through October 13, with previews on September 17 and 18. This show has tangoed its way into audience's hearts around the world for the past 41 years and continues to be relevant and impactful today.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 19, 2019
Randolph Entertainment is pleased to announce today, on the 42nd anniversary of Groucho Marx's passing, the Chicago premiere of An Evening with Groucho, starring award-winning actor and director Frank Ferrante, will play one night only on Sept. 17, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at The Spiegeltent ZaZou located on the 14th floor in the Cambria Hotel Chicago Loop-Theatre District, 32 W. Randolph St.  Tickets are on sale now by calling 312-488-0900 or by visiting the following link.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 19, 2019
Love takes timea??.and timing in this unromantic romantic comedy.  Ron and Wanda seem meant for each other but after their disastrous first date in college, things aren't looking so good.  It may seem like they will never see each other again, but over the next forty years their lives intersect again and again through sickness and health, poverty and wealth, and finally marriage.  And perhaps they may finally end up together in the enda??.or will they? 
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 15, 2019
The Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) welcomes soul and blues legend Bettye LaVette to its stage for the first time on Sunday, October 6 at 7:00pm. With a career spanning over fifty years, LaVette gets inside a song and shapes and twists it to convey all the emotion that can be wrought from the lyric.
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2019
Keith Banks's One Man Show 'Becoming Grandma Kat' will perform at the 2019 KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival on September 14th via 6:45pm at The Avyarium (274 Goodman St N #D242). Tickets are $10 at, where more information is also available. The remaining tickets will be available at the door starting one hour before curtain opens.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 29, 2019
The nationally regarded Fulton Theatre has announced the most exciting season in the theatre's 166-year history! The Fulton "Engages Life Through Art" through three distinct series serving over 160,000 patrons through diverse programing reflecting the broad make-up of the Lancaster community and greater region of eastern Pennsylvania. The 2019-2020 season, with three regional premieres, begins September 17 and continues through July 26.
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 23, 2019
Kids rock! in SCHOOL OF ROCK- The Musical. Don't miss Kids' Night on Broadway, Wednesday, April 24. Buy one, get one free for one adult and one child up to 18 years old. Mention code KNOB at checkout at The first 150 kids will also receive a show swag bag.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 22, 2021
For the first time in its 136-year history, the one-and-only Boston Pops, under the direction of Keith Lockhart, is presenting its spring season completely online, bringing the style and energy cherished by audiences at its live concerts at Symphony Hall to an online season filled with a wide-ranging spectrum of musical offerings.
by Charles Shubow - Apr 11, 2019
Feinstein is superb in concert at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts in Owings Mills, MD.