Why Do Fools Fall in Love?

Based on the screenplay by Tina Andrews

Based on a true story, it centers on doo-wop legend Frankie Lymon and his three wives, all of whom claimed his estate after his death.

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Pasadena Community Playhouse

(Pasadena, CA)
39 S. El Molino Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91101
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017
ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival will bring this small off-Broadway hit, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, to the Grange Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017
Human Nature have earned their place as one of the world's finest pop vocal groups of the modern era and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment will release their new CD, 'JUKEKBOX: The Ultimate Playlist,' on Friday, November 3, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018
The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is eight audience-wowing concerts and shows during October and November 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017
ArtisTree Music Theatre Festival will bring this small off-Broadway hit, THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES, to the Grange Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018
Gregory Nava and Linda Shaheen were elected to the LA Opera board of directors on Tuesday. The board additionally approved a resolution that affirms its longstanding commitment to cultural equity and inclusion. LA Opera, the fourth largest opera company in the nation, also announced the addition of several new leaders to its administrative staff.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017
Australia's HUMAN NATURE have earned their place as one of the world's finest pop vocal groups of the modern era, and as award-winning Las Vegas resident headliners with their distinctive harmonies and stellar live shows.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Milwaukee Repertory Theater is revisiting a Rep classic November 12 a?" December 15, 2019 with The Nerd by Larry Shue.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017
Celebrating over 25 years in show business, four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men return with their latest album Under the Streetlight (Sony Masterworks) available October 20.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018
Actors Paula Jai Parker and Art Evans are no stranger to the entertainment industry. Parker has had a number of supporting roles in films including "Friday," "Hustle & Flow," and "Why Do Fools Fall in Love." Evans has made multiple film and television program appearances which have included "Die Hard 2," "Friday Night," and "In the Heat of The Night." Parker and Evans will hit the stage in the much-anticipated stage play "Feeding A Monster" at the North West Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit 48235.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2018
Actors Paula Jai Parker and Art Evans are no stranger to the entertainment industry. Parker has had a number of supporting roles in films including "Friday," "Hustle & Flow," and "Why Do Fools Fall in Love." Evans has made multiple film and television program appearances which have included "Die Hard 2," "Friday Night," and "In the Heat of The Night." Parker and Evans will hit the stage in the much-anticipated stage play "Feeding A Monster" at the North West Activity Center, 18100 Meyers Road, Detroit 48235.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017
Larenz Tate and Erica Ash will host the 2018 Bounce Trumpet Awards, an exciting night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African-American achievements and contributions.
by Contests - Broadway - Nov 5, 2018
Join us at The Cutting Room for a special Thanksgiving Concert and Dinner on November 22 and 23 with legendary Tony Award-winning actor BEN VEREEN.
by Contests - Broadway - Nov 26, 2018
Join us at The Cutting Room for a special concert and dinner on December 1 with legendary Tony Award-winning actor BEN VEREEN.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018
Join us at The Cutting Room for a special Thanksgiving Concert and Dinner on November 22 and 23 with legendary Tony Award-winning actor BEN VEREEN.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2018
Join us at The Cutting Room for a special Thanksgiving Concert and Dinner on November 22 and 23 with legendary Tony Award-winning actor BEN VEREEN.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017
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.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018
Legendary Tony Award-winning actor Ben Vereen performs a show-stopping evening of song and dance mixed with holiday songs to celebrate something for everyone! 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2017
This November, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the World Premiere production of Lost Girl by Kimberly Belflower performed by the 2017/18 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble this July 19-22, 2018 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2017/18 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from fourteen different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance  of Lost Girl where they will be employed as paid, professional actors.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018
Ride the Cylcone, this season's dark and hilarious co-production between The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre, is now in preview performances and has its official opening night this Thursday, March 22 at ACT - A Contemporary Theatre. The award-winning director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell has continued to refine and explore the world of Ride the Cyclone with its writers Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, returning to direct after working on its two previous U.S. productions in Chicago and Off Broadway. This co-production, which is the eighth collaboration between The 5th and ACT, will showcase new developments to the script and score. At least one third of the script has been newly created for this production, which is in addition to countless small but crucial tweaks and refinements. These new developments have continued to define and shape the world that the Saint Cassian High School Chamber Choir inhabits onstage.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Take a dollop of Grease, mix in some Pump Boys and Dinettes and add a generous dose of Forever Plaid, and you've got the high-octane fun of Route 66! Roger Bean's Route 66 is a jukebox comedy about a gang of rowdy Chicago service station attendants who take an imaginary road-trip from Chicago to L.A. singing tunes by Willie Nelson, Woody Guthrie, Roger Miller and The Beach Boys, just to name a few. They sing, they dance, and they 'act up' in this fast-paced, dynamic show for the entire family.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019
The Berkshire Theatre Group cast of Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story had their first read through earlier this week in New York City! Rock and Roll Man is being presented by Berkshire Theatre Group, in association with five-time Tony Award-Winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf). Rock and Roll Man has a book by Gary Kupper, Larry Marshak and Rose Caiola, with original music and lyrics by Gary Kupper.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
The Cooper Company and Catalina Jazz Club are pleased to announce the return of Ben Vereen, one of North America's greatest entertainers performing his popular stage show, Steppin' Out with BEN VEREEN. The strictly limited engagement plays two performances only on Friday, July 19 at 8:30 pm and Saturday, July 20 at 8:30 pm at Catalina Jazz Club.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017
YEE-HAW! Cazador Entertainment and Honky Tonk Productions present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez.
by Kathy Strain - Jun 26, 2017
San Antonio, Texas has a rich history especially that of the Alamo and many military bases that have existed over the years. But, along with its history, San Antonio also has a lot of talent that has been seen at many of the local theaters rich in history. One such theater is that of the Harlequin Theatre located on Ft. Sam Houston Military Base.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story at The Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield
by Gil Kaan - Jun 18, 2018
Motown legend Diana Ross kiiiiiicked off the Hollywood Bowl's 2018 summer season with polish, pizzazz, and professionalism. Performing for approximately an hour post-intermission, Ms. Ross had the Hollywood Bowl audience in her very capable hands; and, more frequently than not, dancing in their seats. With 50+ years performing in the public eye, Ms. Ross effortlessly commands the stage with her wit, her charm, her flowing costumes, and very vibrant vocal pipes.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for MNM Theatre Company, today confirmed the casts for its next two major productions at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse: the witty I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and the sentimental favorite My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra. Both shows will be directed by Dom Ruggiero with Caryl Fantel serving as music director.
by Marc Savitt - Jul 9, 2019
There is a lot to like packed into this production directed by Randal Myler. The action is well paced and well-staged. The use of turntables, tiering, and scrims are particularly effective elements of the scenic design by Tim Mackabee. The choreography by Brian Reeder, and costumes designed by Leon Dobkowski present a feast for the eyes. The entire 19-members of the cast deliver in acting, singing, and dancing. It would be an oversight not to call out the performance of Richard Crandle. His portrayal of Little Richard is brassy, sassy, and all kinds of Woooooooo. The audience is noticeably energized when Crandle is on stage and few wish he would 'shet-up' as if that were even remotely possible.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018
The Cooper Company and Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage are pleased to present one of North America's greatest entertainers performing his popular stage show, Steppin' Out With BEN VEREEN for two nights, at Martinis Above Fourth on August 7 & 8 at 8pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017
Theater professionals from across Michigan will gather Aug. 28 when The 2017 Wilde Awards are presented at The Berman Center for the Performing Arts in the Detroit suburb of West Bloomfield.
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 13, 2017
If you've ever wondered what a farce by Agatha Christie would be like, St. Vincent's annual summer farce will satisfy your curiosity- not to mention showcase all the local favorites in their triumphant returns.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 8, 2018
According to the San Diego Tribune, touring presenter Broadway/San Diego has announced that it will be severing ties with actor Ben Vereen, following allegations of sexual assault. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Vereen was accused of sexual assault by multiple women during a production of Hair he directed in Florida in 2015.
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2018
The Daily News is reporting that several actresses have accused Broadway veteran Ben Vereen of sexual assault during a production of Hair he directed in Florida in 2015. The women say that Vereen made physical advances such as unwanted kisses and hugs, as well as verbal abuse about the actresses' weight, sex appeal, and personal lives.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018
Looking for a unique and special way to celebrate Valentine's Day? How about a "Sweet Night on the Town" with desserts, drinks and dancing in a swanky nightclub? 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019
SH-BOOM! Meet fledgling doo-wop singing group the Crooning Crabcakes as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time, International City Theatre opens its 34th season with the delightful, award-winning jukebox musicalLife Could Be A Dream, written and created by Roger Bean. Directed byJamie Torcellini and with musical direction by Bill Wolfe, performances take place Feb. 22 through March 10 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Feb. 20 and Feb. 21. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018
Mayo Performing Arts Center presents a wide range of programs that entertain, enrich, and educate the diverse population of the region and enhance the economic vitality of Northern New Jersey.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
SH-BOOM! Meet fledgling doo-wop singing group the Crooning Crabcakes as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time, International City Theatre opens its 34th season with the delightful, award-winning jukebox musicalLife Could Be A Dream, written and created by Roger Bean. Directed byJamie Torcellini and with musical direction by Bill Wolfe, performances take place Feb. 22 through March 10 at ICT's home in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Feb. 20 and Feb. 21. 
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2019
Now entering its 28th year, Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) announces Ben Vereen will rejoin the visiting faculty team in 2019.  During the 28 years BTP has been educating young artists, Ben has served in a variety of capacities: as a Master Artist, Artistic Advisor to the Project, and Co-Artistic Director. BTP's faculty members in 2019 include dancers and choreographers, vocal technique teachers as well as coaches, directors, playwrights, casting directors, and talent agents and an award winning photographer. The 2019 Summer Apprenticeship program is being held June 23-July 14 on the campus of the University of South Florida. Applications and recorded auditions are due March 1st.  Requests for exceptions should be addressed to Debra McWaters, Co-Artistic Director, at 888-874-1764.   
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018
Ronn David McPhatter, the son of two rhythm and blues greats, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Ruth Brown and Clyde McPhatter, will perform his new show "The Son of Legends" at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Thursday, Dec. 27 at 8:30 PM.   McPhatter has toured for several years as lead singer of the Drifters, the group that his famous father led back in the 1950's. 
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Grace Byers, Debbi Morgan, Ben Vereen, Elisabeth Rohm, model Chasity Saunders and multi-platinum recording artist Rick Ross have been casted in "My Life" episode of Irv Gotti's TALES Season 2. 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017
On his continuing journey through the works of Stephen Sondheim, director Spiro Veloudos brings us Sondheim's latest work,Road Show, the true boom-and-bust story of two of the most colorful and outrageous fortune-seekers in American history. From the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, entrepreneur Addison Mizner and his fast-talking brother Wilson were proof positive that the road to the American Dream is often a seductive, treacherous tightrope walk.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018
Berkshire Theatre Group (Kate Maguire, Artistic Director/CEO) in association with five-time Tony Award-winning Caiola Productions (Once on this Island, Dear Evan Hansen, The Color Purple, All The Way, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) presents Rock and Roll Man: The Alan Freed Story, directed by Tony Award-nominee Randal Myler (It Ain't Nothin' But The Blues) at The Colonial Theatre as part of their 2019 Summer Season. The production is in development for a Broadway run and a national tour.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017
YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez. HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 29, 2017
YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS are pleased as pickins to announce that their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez, is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2017
Celebrating over 25 years in show business, four-time GRAMMY Award-winning R&B vocal group Boyz II Men return with their latest album Under the Streetlight (Sony Masterworks) available October 20.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017
YEE-HAW! CAZADOR ENTERTAINMENT and HONKY TONK PRODUCTIONS present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez.  HONKY TONK LAUNDRY will begin previews on Saturday, August 5, will open on Friday, August 11 and perform through Sunday, September 17 at the Hudson Mainstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017
YEE-HAW! Cazador Entertainment and Honky Tonk Productions present the Los Angeles premiere of HONKY TONK LAUNDRY, a new musical written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes, Life Could Be A Dream, The Andrews Brothers), with choreography by James Vasquez.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018
Marcie Gorman, Executive Producer & Artistic Director for MNM Theatre Company, today announced the cast of its second production in 2018, the witty musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, which will run July 27 to August 12 at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse. MNM's first show this year is Avenue Q, which opens at the Rinker on May 25 and runs through June 10.