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Whoopee! - 1928 - Broadway

Based on the comedy The Nervous Wreck by Owen Davis

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New Amsterdam Theatre

(New York, NY)
214 West 42nd St.
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2019
Michael Colby and Paul Katz, the creative team behind Tales of Tinseltown, have another Hollywood musical in the offing. On Saturday, November 2nd at 7 pm, The Green Room 42 presents Slay It With Music In Concert a?" to benefit International Rescue Committee. The original musical, acclaimed in both London and off-Broadway, is an ode to Grande Dame Guignol, the genre of 1960s horror movies in which stars like Bette Davis and Joan Crawford made screen comebacks, in the tradition of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, Sunset Boulevard, and Psycho. It's a sharp way to cap off Halloween weekend, promising laughs, thrills and chills. The Green Room 42 is on the 4th Floor of YOTEL at 42nd Street and 10th Avenue. The concert version features an all-star cast, directed by Charles Repole with musical direction by Phil Reno. Tickets range between $22.50 and $62.50, and are available now online at: https://tinyurl.com/yyyo4vhn. There is no minimum required at GR42.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017
The centennial of Ella Fitzgerald's birthday has been celebrated throughout this year and is culminated with the release of SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, featuring digitally remastered vocal tracks from Ella's original Decca and Verve recordings paired with newly orchestrated and arranged performances by the London Symphony Orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017
The centennial of Ella Fitzgerald's birthday has been celebrated throughout this year and is culminated with the release of SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME, featuring digitally remastered vocal tracks from Ella's original Decca and Verve recordings paired with newly orchestrated and arranged performances by the London Symphony Orchestra.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, and I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
The Musical Theater Project (TMTP) will produce a new multi-media concert, "Just for Laughs," for two performances: Wednesday, November 14 (7pm) at Solon Center for the Arts, and Sunday, November 18 (3pm) at The Hanna Theater at Playhouse Square.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017
By the time Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong collaborated on their first duet together, they were each already jazz giants. Fitzgerald was an acclaimed solo artist for Decca with many hits and more than 200 songs under her young belt, first with the Chick Webb Orchestra and then as leader of her own big band.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) in celebration of its 50thseason, will present The Algonquin Kid, a musical revue about growing up in the Algonquin Hotel, written by Michael Colby.
by Roy Berko - Nov 7, 2018
What do 'Avenue Q,' 'Spamalot,' 'Something Rotten' and 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum?' have in common? They are all American Musical Theater comedies, meant to entertain and evoke laughter.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2019
Co-Artistic Directors David Hogan & David Rogers announce the 2020 Season. When asked about the line up for the upcoming season, they explained, a?oeWe designed this season with our patrons in mind. They visit us for an exciting, fun day out and we promise to continue delivering that experience for them'. Echoing their sentiment and excitement, Director of Arts, Marketing and Communications for the Town of Petrolia, Laurissa Ellsworth said, a?oeThe 2020 Season at the Victoria Playhouse promises another year of carefully selected, world-class entertainment and equally incredible customer service!a??
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017
Tuesday, November 21st, will be 'Eddie Cantor Day' at the historic 13th Street Repertory Theater (50 W. 13th St., NYC), where Chip Deffaa's show 'Irving Berlin: In Person' is now playing. For 50 years, entertainer Eddie Cantor and songwriter Irving Berlin were friends. Berlin provided Cantor with some of his biggest hits, from 'Mandy' to 'You'd Be Surprised.' Cantor was singing Berlin songs (such as 'Araby') in vaudeville even before he rose to stardom in the Ziegfeld Follies (for which Berlin was a major songwriter). And Cantor continued to sing Berlin songs in films, on radio, and on TV. In 'Irving Berlin: In Person,' Jon Peterson (portraying Berlin) speaks of Berlin and sings/dances 'Mandy.'
by Greg Kerestan - Nov 15, 2019
The line between parody and nostalgia has never been slimmer than in this slick, funny and beautifully sung production of America's weirdest favorite show.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017
Director and actor Frank Corsaro has just been reported dead. He was 92. Corsaro was best known as the director of the 1961 production of The Night of the Iguana starring Bette Davis.
by TV Scoop - May 6, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of AFV, airing on ABC on Sunday, May 26, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
The ABC Television Network announces May sweeps programming, airing through May 23, including series finales of 'Once Upon a Time,' airing May 18; and 'The Middle,' which completes its nine-year run with a special one-hour episode on May 22.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019
River City's about to get the last thing they expected ? and the very thing they need ? in The Music Man. Goodspeed Musicals kicks off its 2019 season with the rip-roarin' dance-filled classic running April 12 - June 20 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 1, 2019].
by TV News Desk - Mar 27, 2019
Nickelodeon will unbox its playful new preschool series Ryan's Mystery Playdate, starring seven-year-old YouTube superstar Ryan of Ryan ToysReview, on Friday, April 19, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT). Created and produced by pocket.watch, the new studio creating global franchises from the YouTube stars and characters loved by Generation Alpha, the live-action series (20 episodes) follows Ryan as he tackles a series of imaginative, physical challenges and solves mystery box puzzles to reveal the identity of his playdate. A brand-new episode of Ryan's Mystery Playdate will also premiere Saturday, April 20, at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT), before the series moves to its regular timeslot on Fridays at 12:30 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017
???????Joan Copeland and Diane J. Findlay headline The Ziegfeld Society of New York City's Thou Swell! Thou Witty!: The Songs of Rodgers & Hart, written and hosted by Aaron Gandy with musical direction and special arrangements by Mark York, at Lang Concert Hall at Hunter College (69th between Park and Lexington) on Saturday afternoon, March 25th, at 2pm. 
by Benjamin Tomchik - Mar 16, 2018
So "start the car, I know a whoopee spot. Where the gin is cold, but the piano's hot," and it is Keegan Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018
Musicals Tonight!, the brainchild of founder Mel Miller, will take its final bow with their 100th revival and New York Premiere of Calamity Jane. The musical western plays a limited engagement March 13th through March 25th at the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42 Street). Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through www.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200 and at the Lion Theatre Box Office.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of AFV, airing on ABC on Sunday, March 10, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017
Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017
Barron Ryan, one of the most talented up-and-coming concert pianists in the country released his debut album, The Masters' Apprentice today!
by TV Scoop - Jun 3, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a Rebroadcast of AFV, airing on ABC on Sunday, June 23, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017
Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt. 
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 22, 2020
Jazz great Danny Bacher is working online at METROPOLITANZOOM these days and it's working just fine for everyone.
by Alan Portner - Jul 26, 2017
Dust off your willing suspension of disbelief. Starlight Theatre transforms into Elizabethan London in the year 1595. The play is 'Something Rotten.' William Shakespeare has not authored his 38 famous plays and 150 sonnets. By masquerading as patron to the struggling Bottom Brothers from Cornwall, the Bard has purloined their ideas and most of their dialog lock, stock, and couplet.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018
Pittsburgh CLO is proud to produce THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE for the first time, August 7-12 at the Benedum Center.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2018
Following a well-received Sarasota Festival of New Plays this past spring, Florida Studio Theatre (FST) announces an addition to its New Play Development program. Three new works will be staged throughout the month of August featuring some of the latest work by George Brant, Barry Harman and Keith Herrmann, and Sandy Rustin. "Good comedies with exciting stories are hard to find and we have found three well-crafted tales from various eras, points of view, and comedic angles," shared FST Associate Artist Catherine Randazzo. Talkbacks will follow each reading, giving audiences the chance to engage with each piece more deeply, while also giving playwrights valuable feedback. These readings are free and open to the public, though reservations are required.
by Roger Martin - Jul 20, 2017
You think the Mona Lisa's smirking? Well, so do I. She's got that tight little smile because she's survived 450 years of slightly perverted adoration culminating in being whacked by a tossed rock.
by Review Roundups - Jul 19, 2019
MCC's New York Premiere production of Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow Moscow celebrated opening night on July 18th. Let's see what the critics had to say.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2020
Michael Lavine (Broadway vocal coach, performer music director, and sheet music guru) is presenting a special Webinar Zoominar benefit series: MOMENT MATINEE PRESENTS SONGS OF THE DECADE. The first of the three decades THE ROARING TWENTIES will be on Thursday, July 16th at 3:30 pm ET  with live performances from Broadway and Cabaret acclaimed artists as well as some Premiere recordings.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018
A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin surrounded by the razzle dazzle of the world's sexiest musical returns in 2019! YOU'VE GOT IT COMIN' as the story of the award-winning Broadway and West End musical CHICAGO unfolds to show-stopping songs including 'All that Jazz', 'Cell Block Tango' and 'Mister Cellophane'.
by Don Grigware - Jul 11, 2017
International jazz vocalist Lyn Stanley has done it again. Her newest project The Moonlight Sessions Volume One is a knockout with some of the finest orchestrations and vocal arrangements to be heard anywhere  ... period. This is her fourth major album in five years, with Volume Two to be released in August. Stanley puts a lot of love into the enterprise; this goes without saying. Especially with ths project which had its beginning on FB with a secret society of members who helped with the promotion. She generated interest by letting FB members join and then make decisions about the choice of songs and the recording and engineering processes. Their d
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2018
Whoopee! Chicago has joined the Broadway music video fray with a glamorous new video for the show's Iconic opening number, 'All That Jazz'. Check out Amra Faye-Wright leading a talented ensemble through one of Kander and Ebb's finest below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017
convergence-continuum presents two world-premiere plays by local graduate-student playwrights at the 2017 NEOMFA Playwrights Festival.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
The Town Hall presents Broadway By The Year©: Broadway Musicals of 1928 and 1935 on Monday, February 25 at 8pm. Created, written, hosted and directed by Scott Siegel for The Town Hall, the evening marks the beginning of Broadway By The Year©'s 19th season at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street).  
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2021
Martin Markinson, one of the leading Broadway producers and independent theatre owners of the past 50 years, died on Thursday, January 7th at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico surrounded by love. He was 89 years old.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2018
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020
The Department of Theater and Dance presents Molière's Tartuffe, a famous piece of literature from France and one of Molière's masterpieces, adapted by David Ball and directed by Julie Fishell. The show opens on February 27th and runs through March 7th in the UCSB Hatlen Theater. It is one of the greatest farces ever written, Tartuffe is a hilarious, satiric romp, exposing hypocrisy and greed. A timeless comedy that is perfect in a major election year!
by TV Scoop - Feb 18, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of AFV, airing on ABC on Sunday, March 10, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the creative teams for the 2018 summer season. The six-play schedule, features three plays and three musicals-including three Playhouse premieres-in a season featuring Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning shows and the Pre-National Tour Engagement and New England premiere of an exciting new production of the classic movie Clue: On Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Complete casting has been announced for The 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Sister Act, which begins rehearsals today.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2017
As previously announced, Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome The Second Act Series back to their stage with a one-night-only concert of the much-loved musical Charlotte Sweet. Complete casting has been announced for the much-anticipated concert. Bethe Austin (Onward Victoria, Whoopee!, Noises Off, Raggedy Ann) will play Cecily Macintosh, with narration by Mara Beckerman, who originated the role of Charlotte in its original production.
by Jade Kops - Dec 21, 2017
Circus, cabaret, vaudeville and comedy combine in the World Premiere of THE UNBELIEVABLES.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 14, 2017
Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail has reported that the murderous musical hit, Chicago, will return to London's West End!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018
This year, a living legend of musical theatre turns 90: Lyricist-bookwriter Tom Jones (who also, under a stage name) appeared in the original company of his most famous and wildly successful record-breaking musical, The Fantasticks. His collaborator, composer Harvey Schmidt, just recently passed away. The production's record-breaking run closed, on January 13, 2002, after 17,162 performances. Their shows also include 110 in the Shade, I Do! I Do!, Philemon, Celebration and many more. And celebration is what it's about when Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, return to celebrate Jones & Schmidt. Demas and Rice have based the show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Tom and Harvey. With very special guest Broadway's Hal Robinson who is also a Fantasticks alumni.
by TV Scoop - Apr 8, 2019
Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of AFV, airing on ABC on Sunday, April 28, 2019!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018
The ABC Television Network announces May sweeps programming, airing through May 23, including series finales of 'Once Upon a Time,' airing May 18; and 'The Middle,' which completes its nine-year run with a special one-hour episode on May 22.