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48th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
157 W. 48th St.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2021
Mikron Theatre, in their 49th year of touring, are celebrating (wo)man's best friend this season when they stage the premiere of Poppy Hollman's new musical comedy caper A Dog's Tale, which looks at canines past and present and the enduring bond between people and their dogs.
by Matt Wolf - May 5, 2021
The fabled date is getting nearer!  For months, May 17 has loomed large in the calendar of London theatreland as the signal for playhouses to reopen their doors after a five-month lockdown - a period of closure that has, of course, been much longer in New York for the simple reason that London theaters did at least flicker partially to life last autumn.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2021
Scattered throughout the calendar year, Sideshow will broadcast five readings of plays we love, written by playwrights they love. Every party has to have a theme, darling, and Sideshow will not disappoint. A play is an event, and so each play will have a customized party experience to bring the audience together even when we're apart.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2021
Acclaimed Broadway actress, Syndee Winters, portrays legendary Hollywood star, Lena Horne, in a virtual one-woman show, streaming March 17-31.
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 7, 2021
March is International Women's Month want our readers to know about six impressive women who have contributed to the world of food, wine, and spirits.    
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2021
The latest episode of The Eff Your Fears podcast, hosted by Ashley Monique Menard, features the multi-talented Patrick Oliver Jones (Why I'll Never Make It), sharing her journey from Disney, Vegas, Pre Broadway, and into podcasting and producing.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
On Wednesday, we're due to give a one-off, live, online performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream, starring Dan Stevens, Rebecca Hall, Luisa Omielan, and Wendy Morgan and I'm cautiously excited about what we're making here!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2021
Michael Ball has announced that his new album 'We Are More Than One' will be released on Friday 7th May and we have all the details!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2021
March 27 marks World Theatre Day! Although we can't be together to celebrate, we can still reminisce on the fun of theatre in our lives.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2021
Artist Series Concerts of Sarasota spices things up with the Heat Latin Jazz Band, Sunday, April 18, 3:00 p.m., outdoors at Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota. Heat's seven young artists, most of them also students at Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida Southwestern State College, perform toe-tapping salsa hits from yesterday and today, showcasing the works of Oscar D'Leon, Celia Cruz, Joe Arroyo, Puerto Rican Power, Gloria Estefan and many more.
by Eleni Cashell - Mar 22, 2021
Star of Les Misérables, Rob Houchen chats to us about his upcoming solo gig at Cadogan Hall, the first solo concert he's ever done.
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Mar 21, 2021
It’s a common presumption to ascribe natural talent to a genetic blueprint. But some will defy the notion and perceive talent as a by-product of one’s environment. While the debate lingers, we have a chance to appraise a talented artist who knows a thing or two about genes: Dennis Tamblyn. 
by Emily Short - Mar 20, 2021
SOMETHING GRIM(M) uses a variety of multimedia to tell a Grimm-like fairy tale. It takes the audience on a physical and inner journey to respond to this question: “What are you doing with your power?”
by Jim Munson - Mar 2, 2021
There are just some people on this planet who naturally operate on a more creative level than the rest of us, and mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn is clearly one of those people. She is bringing her wildly inventive musical science show Science Fair: An Opera with Experiments to The Marsh on Saturday, March 6th.  Conceived and performed by Chinn with pianist Erika Switzer, Science Fair pairs luscious operatic vocals with light-hearted humor and science lectures. Chinn herself describes it as “a classical cabaret of science songs with science communication staging, including live experiments and slide shows, a little audience participation and a general sort of Bill Nye fun.” Science Fair will be available for livestream at 5:00pm PST on March 6th, followed by a post-performance Q&A with The Marsh Founder/Artistic Director Stephanie Weisman. Chinn will also appear two days prior to that on Stephanie’s MarshStream at 7:30pm on Thursday, March 4th to discuss this innovative work. For more information, visit BroadwayWorld caught up with Chinn last week from her home in the Hudson Valley, where she had just moved from New York City only two days earlier. A Northern California native with degrees from the Eastman and Yale Schools of Music, Shinn has enjoyed an unusually eclectic career, with credits as varied as touring around the world in Phillip Glass’s Einstein on the Beach, playing Lady Thiang in The King & I on the West End, and performing with the experimental Wooster Group in New York. Given her resume, I had thought she might be fascinating to talk to, and she did not disappoint. I mean, what other opera singers do you know who do science in their spare time, just for fun? We talked about how Science Fair came to be, her passion for the creative process, and our evolving understanding around issues of racial and gender equity. In conversation, she is candid and accessible, brainy and funny, and always very, very thoughtful. Underlying everything is her enduring joy in pushing the boundaries of what it means to create musical art.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2021
In partnership with Edmonton-based theatre company Common Ground Arts Society (CGAS), RISER Edmonton will support the development and production of four Edmonton-based shows each year, with participants receiving enough in-kind resources to help reduce their costs of production by one third, on average. Participants will also undergo a year-long mentorship and training program with a focus on developing producing skills. 
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2021
The upbeat first single from the album, “High,” is available on all digital service providers.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2021
Read the latest from student bloggers Lydia, Claudia, Kyle, and more!
by Student Blogger: Claire Desenberg - Mar 12, 2021
There are some accomplishments that we are more proud of and more inclined to celebrate bigger, but that shouldn't mean we don’t acknowledge all the small stepping stones that it took to get there. We should be proud of every step we take in this career.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2021
Tablespoon Theatre Company in Glasgow, Scotland, is launching six digital productions of original plays, including Allston James's 'Small Time Payback,' for its Potluck Festival, March 26-28.
by Student Blogger: Anna Demaria - Mar 10, 2021
The truth is, we all have something we don’t like about ourselves. Right now, that’s my skin. It’s a continual process to accept yourself. When I look back at my life, I’m sure I’ll regret all the time I wasted worrying about being “perfect.” There simply is no time to waste. So why not accept ourselves where we are at today?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2021
Writer/actor/comedian Julie Piñero's partner, VR video game designer Jose Zambrano unexpectedly died in 2019. To begin to explore the landscape of her own grief, Piñero utilized his unfinished VR video game 'Delejos,” a game about overcoming distance and loving from afar, and created Delejos (from afar), a one-woman immersive theatrical experience incorporating story, song, light, and a sprinkling of magical realism to guide the audience through an 'at-home VR experience”.   
by Jim Munson - Feb 26, 2021
Indian American actress and playwright Dipti Mehta’s award-winning work, HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan kicks off Women’s History Month at The Marsh, which will focus the spotlight on female performers throughout the month of March. Offered via a MarshStream livestream, HONOUR incorporates original music, the dazzling colors of India, and a riveting plot worthy of Bollywood. Described as Memoirs of Geisha meets Slumdog Millionaire, it is a vibrant coming-of-age story set in the red-light districts of Mumbai. Centering on a mother-daughter duo, it examines inter-generational prostitution and why it exists, and addresses the issues of sex trafficking and human rights. This compelling work was named “Best Solo Show” at New York’s FRINGE in 2016 and was hailed as “beautiful and devastating” in a five-star review by Time Out NYC. Following the performance, Dipti will join the Solo Arts Heal host to discuss raising awareness and how to make a difference in the community of sex workers. HONOUR: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan will be streamed at 7:30pm PST on Wednesday, March 3. For more information, visit The performance will also be archived and available to watch on demand via The Marsh’s YouTube channel. BroadwayWorld recently spoke with Mehta while she was spending some time in Mumbai before heading back to her current home base in New York. To say that she has led an atypical life would be an understatement. An ardent feminist from a very young age in Mumbai, she became an actress and radio host in her teens before coming to America to get her doctorate Molecular & Cellular Biology and work in cancer research at Sloan Kettering. In recent years, she has returned to her true passion of theater with a focus on telling stories we haven’t heard before. In a wide-ranging conversation, we talked about the genesis of HONOUR, her unorthodox career path, and the current status of South Asian representation in the arts.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
It was announced today that Sydney has secured a new unique centre for choreographers, to be titled the Sydney Choreographic Centre, opening in March this year.
by Amy Zipperer - Feb 23, 2021
Listen up, Atlanta!  Actor’s Express is undertaking an exciting new Covid-friendly podcast project. It’s a new serial drama podcast called Crossroads.  BroadwayWorld caught up with producer/director Amanda Washington to talk about the project.
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2021
Founded in 1981 by legendary singer, songwriter and musician, John Prine, along with his longtime manager, Al Bunetta, Oh Boy has gone on to release more than fifty audio and video recordings and continues today as a vital part of Nashville’s independent music community.
by TV News Desk - Feb 18, 2021
The HISTORY® Channel will also join the Russell Westbrook Why Not? Foundation, Endeavor, RedFlight Innovation and Values Partnerships to create an educational and experiential campaign focused on the history and legacy of Tulsa’s Black Wall street.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2021
For many years, the character of Don Giovanni was celebrated as “Mozart's bad boy”—an evil but charming anti-hero of opera. But for Stage Director Brenna Corner and Maestro Lidiya Yankovskaya—the duo behind Seattle Opera's streaming Don Giovanni—there's so much more to this masterpiece than toxic masculinity.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 14, 2021
When a casual encounter with an old acquaintance turned into modern-day pen pals in love story, this twosome wasn't prepared to wait out the pandemic to see if it was the real thing - they acted on their best instincts... and look at them now.
by Student Blogger: Caitlin Carter - Apr 9, 2021
My secret to surviving as an actor. I am always excited to share this with friends, and see if they've come up with the same theory on their own. It always stirs up deep emotions when discussed, and is something that every actor and human being must place importance on. So, what is it? 
by Student Blogger: Sydni Dichter - Apr 9, 2021
Gender may not be real, but I’d like to see these non-traditional castings become real! I am a big fan of MCC’s Miscast gala. I watch the performances every year and daydream about what I would sing, if I was ever so lucky to be a part of it. Because Miscast is a little over a month away, I have come up with some “miscast” castings of my own! I have cast women in roles traditionally played by men, and vice versa! 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2021
Following a sold-out UK national tour Here Come The Boys, featuring four superstar ‘Kings of Dance’, is set to transfer to the London Palladium for a 10 day celebration in a brand new dazzling new production!
by Cara Joy David - Apr 8, 2021
We investigate what the plan is for the return of Broadway, with insight from the Broadway League, Broadway producers, industry insiders, and more!
by Student Blogger: Kyle Ronkin - Apr 8, 2021
I want to take the time to acknowledge everyone who has been involved in making pandemic theatre possible. It is no easy feat, and you are appreciated so much more than you know.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2021
The Stratford Festival is transforming, for this summer, into an outdoor festival offering a season of six plays and five cabarets reflecting on the theme of Metamorphosis, with performances held under beautiful canopies that will hark back to the Festival’s founding under a tent in 1953.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2021
Stepping up to the plate again for her third outing with NY’s house production supreme team Walker & Royce, three is the lucky number after the trio’s previous bangers “My Own Thang” (released on Dirtybird) and “All for the Gram” (on Chris Lake’s Black Books) made their way into chart topping dance pages and became genre anthems. 
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2021
Centenary Stage Company, located on the campus of Centenary University in Hackettstown, NJ, will host the premiere of the Outside the Lines Dance Project, on May 15th 2021 at 3pm, on the Front lawn of Seay Building. (rain date May 16th).
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 27, 2021
Stage Left was founded in 2016. It's first production was 'Exit Laughing' the show opened in May of 2016. Stage Left's first home was Ventana Lakes Yacht Club in Sun City where it performed for two years, then Stage Left also partnered with Paradise RV resort Ballroom. In 2018 Stage Left signed a lease and began construction on its current location in the Bell Mar Plaza. The first show to open in its new space was an Arizona Premiere of Steve Martin's Musical 'Bright Star' in May of 2019 Since its inception stage left has produced 41 productions both adult and kids. We have served 15000 patrons have worked with over 500 actors and crew and has performed almost 300 performances. This year's holiday show 'Tuna Christmas' will be stage left's 50th production.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2021
Following last week's cast announcement, more details are today revealed about the immersive theatrical adventure Doctor Who Time Fracture.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2021
Award-winning Writer, Director, Producer Tom Cavanaugh brings his creation to the PITTSBURGH VIRTUAL FRINGE FESTIVAL along with a cast of nineteen actors in a bi-coastal, simulcast, multimedia event. Cavanaugh combines pre-recorded videos and music with live performances from actors from their Covid 19 safe homes! Using ZOOM as the medium, a safe haven for performers and audience members from the deadly virus has been created.
by Student Blogger: Kelly Schwantes - Apr 23, 2021
As you can image, this was certainly a different take on the arts than I had been exposed to before. Thankfully, the learning curve was not steep, because I quickly fell in love with engaging the community and bringing innovate and enjoyable performances to Indianapolis.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2021
Whether you are a mother, have a mother or any combination thereof, instead of waiting to get into an overpriced restaurant with limited seating, why not treat yourself to this innovative, tuneful concert on Mother's Day? You can bring a picnic basket filled with your favorites, take in the sunset and hear great music from composers we don't hear enough of.  
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Apr 19, 2021
This past week I had the opportunity to speak with Eric about his theatre-related commentary tracks and how he believes the tracks fit into performance art as a whole. Enjoy, and Go Tigers!
by Lynn Beaver - Apr 17, 2021
BWW Review: Street Corner Arts Wows Virtually With THE SPIN
by Stephen Mosher - Apr 16, 2021
Kelli Rabke's new show is informed by a very personal topic: the size of her body and the size of her voice... and all the other women who are 'in the club' that she likes to call The Tiny Giants. See her live, if you're in Jersey, or see her virtually, if you're not.
by Jim Munson - Apr 14, 2021
San Francisco’s revered 42nd Street Moon kicks off its 2021 “Moonbeams” season with Jason Graae in Perfect Hermany, a tribute to the late, great Jerry Herman, writer of such classic musicals as Hello, Dolly!, Mame and La Cage Aux Folles. The title Perfect Hermany is an unusually apt one as Graae is the perfect interpreter of Herman’s work, having starred in a much-lauded production Herman’s The Grand Tour in LA and toured for years with Herman in Hello, Jerry!, a revue of Herman’s work. Perfect Hermany is available for streaming on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through May 2, 2021. For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit Among his many credits, Graae has appeared on Broadway numerous times, toured extensively as The Wizard in Wicked, performed with major symphonies across the country, recorded dozens of musical theater albums and has enjoyed a long association with 42nd Street Moon. He is known for the improbable combination of his antic, go-for-broke comedic style and the impeccable musicianship of his soaring tenor. He is the type of performer who can make you bust a gut one moment, and then melt your heart the next.   BroadwayWorld caught up with Graae last week from his home base in LA soon after he had completed filming Perfect Hermany. We talked about his long association with both Herman and 42nd Street Moon, his favorite Herman songs, a couple of key roles that somehow got away from him and a few he still hopes to have a go at. Graae is always a blast to talk to. It seems the guy just is incapable of not being funny, but he is also thoughtful and kind, and sort of a walking treasure trove of theatrical lore. The following conversation has been condensed and edited for clarity.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2021
The Broad Stage has announced a new chapter in its artistic future – as a commissioner and producer of new work – centered around dynamic partnerships with a diverse mix of performers, directors, choreographers, composers, librettists, and arts venues – in the 2021-2022 through 2023-2024 seasons, with exact production dates to be announced.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2021
The Huntington announces the return to live, in-person performances following an incomparable year-and-a-half of stages left dark because of the global pandemic.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2021
Sara Mearns recently partnered with Seattle Dance Collective on the new dance film Gallop Apace. Starring Mearns, the film interprets Shakespeare's 'Gallop Apace' monologue from Romeo and Juliet through movement, navigating Juliet's emotional transformation from young girl to woman.
by Student Blogger: David Lopena - Apr 1, 2021
You do so much hard work everyday that you need to remember that taking a day to just recuperate is so important. I’m all about self love and self care and you should be too.