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What a Life - 1938 - Broadway


Biltmore Theatre

(New York, NY)
261-5 West 47th St.
by Sam Jury - Sep 9, 2015
Nic Sampson returns to the Basement Theatre as The Lord Ernest Rutherford of Nelson following a successful debut run of Ernest Rutherford: Everyone Can Science! in May 2013. Sampson (Billy T nominee 2015 and head writer for the Jono and Ben Show) writes and stars in this hilarious one man comedy about the legendary New Zealand scientist most famous for splitting the atom, who also appears on our $100 note.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016
David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Sep 27, 2018
BET Networks today announced Kelly Price and Kelly Rowland are boarding AMERICAN SOUL, the newest scripted drama series that chronicles the untold rise of Soul Train. The powerhouse singers will pull double duty on the music-based series, showcasing both their incredible voices and acting chops. Kelly Price joins the cast as a series regular, while Kelly Rowland will portray Soul legend Gladys Knight, who was instrumental in launching Soul Train to national prominence. Rowland will also record an original version of Knight's classic hit, 'Midnight Train to Georgia' for the role.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 20, 2016
When Falsettos first premiered on Broadway in 1992, the show gained instant status as a game changer. With William Finn's brave new style of musical theatre composition and in placing the lives of queer characters at the forefront of its storytelling, a tactic that had not yet been seen in musicals up until that point, the show has become a cultural landmark and a blueprint for the array of modern musical theatre that followed in its wake.
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Oct 8, 2017
The teens of old-world stories are much the same as the teens of today, as we learn in this modernized telling of ROMEO and JULIET at the Guthrie Theater. Ryan-James Hatanaka plays the star-crossed lover Romeo and shares some insight into this production and his take on the role in 6 Questions & a Plug.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016
Following last season's haunting State of Denial, Teesri Duniya Theatre is privileged to present award-winning writer Carmen Aguirre's timely play, The Refugee Hotel, from October 26-Nov. 13 at Segal Centre Studio, directed by Paulina Abarca-Cantin.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016
Following last season's haunting State of Denial, Teesri Duniya Theatre is privileged to present award-winning writer Carmen Aguirre's timely play, The Refugee Hotel, from October 26-Nov. 13 at Segal Centre Studio, directed by Paulina Abarca-Cantin.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2020
Palm Beach Dramaworks will welcome philanthropist and former concert pianist Edith Hall Friedheim to its Board of Directors. Edith is the executive director of the Eric Friedheim Foundation, and a founding member of the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute at the University of Florida.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 23, 2019
A new meme has taken over Twitter and Broadway fans from all over are taking part!
by Shari Barrett - Nov 20, 2016
With more than twenty-five plays, three screenplays and numerous books to his credit, American actor, screenwriter, playwright and female impersonator Charles Busch is known for his appearances on stage in his own camp style plays and in film and television. His offbeat comedy "The Tale of the Allergist's Wife" is probably his best-known and most "normal" play, which was a hit on Broadway running for more than 700 performances. It was nominated for several Tony awards including Best Play (Mr. Busch), Best Actress (Linda Lavin) and Best Featured Actress (Michele Lee), and can now be seen onstage at Theatre Palisades' Pierson Playhouse through December 11.
by Julie Musbach - Nov 14, 2018
The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica presents Amy Keys, on Friday, December 7 at 8:00pm. Amy Keys is the fourth evening of blackbox @ the edye, which transforms The Edye into a club featuring up-and-coming jazz and blues artists.  The series is curated and hosted by The Reverend Shawn Amos; he and his house band perform at select shows during the season as well.   
by Stephi Wild - May 28, 2020
Today's top stories: Rest in Peace Larry Kramer, The Old Vic will stream live productions from empty theatre, The Phantom of the Opera UK and Ireland tour will not reopen, and more!
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 27, 2020
The Broadway community reacts to the passing of playwright, author, and activist, Larry Kramer.
by Barry Lenny - May 2, 2021
This is not Alice's path to Wonderland.
by Tyler Peterson - May 11, 2015
Indian Ranch in Webster, MA announced that singer-songwriter Andy Grammer and alt-rock group American Authors will co-headline on Saturday, August 8 at 2:00 P.M. at Indian Ranch lakeside concert venue. Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, May 15 at 10:00 A.M. at, calling 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) and at the Indian Ranch Box Office.
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 9, 2015
Today we are once again speaking with a world renowned living legend all about his phenomenal career on Broadway and in Hollywood in honor of his new 54 Below engagement later this month, titled STEPPIN OUT', the one and only Ben Vereen. Besides sharing what lucky attendees can expect from his 54 Below shows, Vereen also shares preliminary plans to bring a new biomusical to Broadway some season soon as well as the forthcoming release of a star-studded documentary all about his iconic show business legacy planned to be released later this year. Additionally, Vereen reflects on a number of recent milestones and looks back at some of his most memorable movie musical work in honor of the 45th anniversary of the release of SWEET CHARITY last month, plus the brand new Blu-ray editions of FUNNY LADY and ALL THAT JAZZ now available. Plus, Vereen shines a light on his ongoing patronship of the arts and spotlights the importance of arts education in schools via the nationwide high school competition series leading up to the yearly Ben Vereen Awards while also clueing us in on some of his upcoming theatre projects, including directing a regional production of HAIR and more. As if all of that were not enough, Vereen also comments on some recent small screen and big screen appearances including his turn on the final season of HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER opposite Neil Patrick Harris and sharing the screen with Betty White on HOT IN CLEVELAND, not to mention the smash hit success of the ensemble Chris Rock comedy TOP FIVE. All of that, first news on his upcoming feature film TIME OUT OF MIND and much, much more with one of Broadway's best triple-threats.
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 4, 2019
Each seasonal cycle informs, impacts, and inspires growth. American Authors translate those cycles of change into genre-blurring alternative anthems, bordering pop ambition and rock spirit undercut by a rhythmic hip-hop boom. Touting airtight songcraft and sonic adventurousness, the Brooklyn-based four-piece—Zac Barnett [vocals], James Adam Shelley [guitar, banjo], Dave Rublin [bass], and Matt Sanchez [drums]—push forward and progress yet again on their 2018 third full-length, the aptly titled Seasons [Island Records].
by National Theater Institute - Mar 30, 2015
Today, for RISK AGAIN!, the NTI and NMTI spring 2015 ensemble share words of wisdom they have recently received from teachers at the National Theater Institute.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 24, 2020
The Broadway community reacts to the passing of legendary playwright, Terrence McNally.
by Stephen Mosher - Mar 22, 2020
For Stephen Sondheim's 90th Birthday Stephen Mosher makes a list of 90 cabaret-themed videos of his songs. It's Epic and it will be a great way to distract yourself during your time at home.
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014
Lincoln Center Theater presents Act One, a play written and directed by James Lapine from the autobiography by Moss Hart. The production is scheduled to begin previews tomorrow night, March 20 and will open on Thursday, April 17 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus check out the latest TV spot for the production!
by Michael Rabice - Mar 15, 2019
Playwright Tony Kushner's magnum opus may very well be what he subtitled 'A Gay Fantasia on National Themes.' Better known as ANGELS IN AMERICA, PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES, this pivotal piece of theatre was written during the height of the AIDS crisis in America when maudlin stories of dying young men were plastered everywhere. But why refer to this piece as a 'fantasia' and what did it really mean. In lesser hands, the fantasia connotations could lead to ideas of raunchy drag show , but Kushner has fashioned a gripping account of one man's gut wrenching struggles with AIDS and how those around him cope with the illness. While sometimes blurring the borders of reality and fantasy, Kushner's fascinating play is underscored by the politics of the Reagan era mixed with religious ideologies.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017
Prepare to be swept away by one of the most endearing love stories of all time! Aurora Theatre will dazzle audiences with its production of the timeless tale The Bridges of Madison County, on stage through April 16.
by Macon Prickett - Jun 8, 2018
Today, Atlantic Records singer/songwriter and artist fueled by social change, MILCK has unveiled her most uplifting single thus far. “Oh My My (What A Life)” is available now at all digital music retailers and streaming services. Listen HERE. The new single comes alongside an epic performance on NPR's renowned “Tiny Desk” series. Watch HERE.
by Guest Blogger: Shannon O'Bryan - Jun 30, 2015
Wow... I don't even know how to begin to wrap this week into a tiny little package of a blog entry?!? Here at Transcendence Theatre Company, we strive always to live fully in the moment with passion and purpose in order to make every moment the Best Moment EVER! This means that every day is beyond epic and sometimes a challenge to always remain completely present in order to suck every ounce of nectar out of life.
by BWW Features - Jun 29, 2020
Rodney Earl Jackson Jr., Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company has penned an article exclusively for BroadwayWorld, discussing his personal journey in the world of theater, how The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company came to be and more.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014
Brooklyn's American Authors have finally released their official video for their newest radio single, 'Believer.' This is the second single off their debut album, Oh, What A Life, that came out this past March. The band also just announced this week that they will be headlining the second leg of the Honda Civic Tour, beginning October first. Dates will be announced later this summer. Watch the 'Believer' music video below!
by Tori Hartshorn - Jun 11, 2019
My Morning Jacket is proud to announce the release of THE TENNESSEE FIRE: DELUXE EDITION, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their now-classic debut album. The newly expanded edition includes all 16 original tracks alongside 16 previously unreleased and unheard, lost songs, demo outtakes, alternate versions, and more. 
by Macon Prickett - Jul 2, 2018
American Authors and Brandon Victor Dixon join the incredible slate of performers for NBC's annual "Macy's 4th of JulyFireworks® Spectacular," which airs Wednesday, July 4 (8-10 p.m. ET/PT) with an hourlong encore presentation at 10 p.m. Dixon will be joined by the iconic Harlem Gospel Choir for a rendition of the patriotic "America the Beautiful."
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 28, 2020
Tony and Olivier Award-winning Bob Avian's dazzling life story, Dancing Man: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey, is a memoir told in three acts.
by Marianka Swain - Jan 16, 2020
Much of the conversation around the incoming of the revamped Les Misérables production to the West End has revolved around the revolve a?' or lack thereof. But this slicker touring version (first seen in 2009, for the 25th anniversary) is a beautiful fit for Cameron Mackintosh's marvellously refurbished Sondheim Theatre, and the show's indelible score and stirring human drama are, if anything, showcased more strongly than ever.
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 16, 2019
'I just wanted to be honest about everything, from my musical influences to my story,' muses Neal Francis. After years of dishonest living -- consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction -- such sincerity is jarring from the 30-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms and Chicago blues. His music evokes a bygone era of R&B's heyday while simultaneously forging a new path on the musical landscape. Ohio-based Karma Chief Records (a subsidiary of rising soul label Colemine Records) will release two songs, 'These Are The Days' and 'Changes, Pt. 1,' in early 2019 with the full LP to follow in summer 2019.
by Kathy Strain - Jan 13, 2015
When people hear the name DONNY OSMOND, they usually think of things like “Puppy Love” and purple socks. But, that once young performer has matured into something more than a teenybopper. The proof of that is the release of his 60th album of his career. The title of the album is “The Soundtrack of My Life.”
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 13, 2015
Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the previously unreleased original London cast recording of the 1974/75 musical 'Jack The Ripper' will be released on March 30th, 2015. The CD release continues Stage Door's London cast album series and commitment to preserve 'lost' British theatre scores of the past 50 years.
by Gary Naylor - Feb 11, 2015
Gary Naylor sees a fascinating, powerful play that examines the life of cult Hollywood director James Whale, a man wrestling with a past and present that grants him no comfort at the end of a long and fulfilling life.
by Christina Mancuso - Dec 9, 2015
GOTHENBURG, Neb. - Author Joe Brown's memoir, 'Man, What a Time-Man, What a Life: Stories of My Life and My Family' (published by Inspiring Voices), takes readers to the rolling plains of Nebraska for a journey told through the eyes of a young Brown as he becomes a man.
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 8, 2015
BroadwayWorld spoke with Natasha about her new book and how her dance life and career as a chef intertwine.
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2019
Author Mike C. Erickson announces the promotion of his historical satire novel, Pianist in a Bordello.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015
Indian Ranch in Webster, MA announced that singer-songwriter Andy Grammer and alt-rock group American Authors will co-headline tonight, August 8 at 2:00 P.M. at Indian Ranch lakeside concert venue.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 7, 2017
Coney Island USA's Sideshow School is the only school of its kind where students can learn the ancient and sometimes deadly secrets of the sideshow. A new crop of thrill seekers will be attending the next session, scheduled for August 22-24 at Sideshows by the Seashore.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014
When Griffin Matthews, a young black American from New York City, ventured to Uganda in 2005 to help build a village school, he had no idea what a life-changing journey it would be. His six-week experience, in the company of a group of orphaned teenagers compelled the young writer/director/actor to want to do something to improve their quality of life. First he formed a non-profit aid organization, the Uganda Project, and later, after returning to the village year after year, Matthews, in a collaboration with Matt Gould, wrote the award-winning musical Witness Uganda which has brought new funding to the project. Having its world premiere at the American Repertory Theater earlier this year, the two men will perform a concert version of the musical at a Sunday, August 31st special Weston Playhouse event.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 8, 2019
Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the next REVELATION READING, Cathy Tempelsman's A Most Dangerous Woman, directed by Pamela Berlin: Julia Coffey, Carson Elrod, Stephen DeRosa, Andrew Garman, Ben Mehl, Rachel Pickup, Griffin Sharps, Derek Smith, David Ryan Smith, and Sara Topham.  This will take place on Monday April 15th at 7:30pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street, between Bleecker and Hudson Streets).
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 7, 2016
'What a Life' (published by AuthorHouse UK) tells the story of author and veteran broadcaster Emmanuel Essien, also known as Mannie d'Maestro, on his path to success, spanning a career that took him from singing to prominent Nigerian radio personality. Essien also shares his journey pursuing a music career, chronicling the business opportunities that led him to radio.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 6, 2020
Low Cut Connie have announced that they will continue their 'Live From South Philly' livestream series this Thursday, April 7 and Saturday, April 11 at 6:00 pm ET via the band's Facebook and Instagram.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2018
Tony Denton Promotions has announced the line up for 2019 that once more brings together disco legends for this unique arena concert. The legendary acts confirmed to perform are Village People, The Trammps, Imagination featuring Leee John, The Gibson Brothers, The Three Degrees, The Real Thing and making a return due to overwhelming demand Odyssey.
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014
With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage!
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 4, 2016
David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical.
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 4, 2016
David Campbell is set to return to the musical theatre stage for the lead role in the World Premiere production of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical.
by Greer Firestone - Apr 24, 2018
Aside from the joy of living one's dream with a national tour, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is a production of historical consequence. The actors in the present touring production landing at The Playhouse May 1 understand its significance and the honor bestowed upon them.
by Robert Diamond - Apr 10, 2020
Bob has a new book just released, titled DANCING MAN: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey, written with Tom Santopietro, no lightweight himself, a member of our industry and a longtime friend. And, as you'll learn, Peter Pileski, Avian's husband and partner for 35 years, right there, with guidance, support and plenty of suggestions.