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48th Street Theatre

(New York, NY)
157 W. 48th St.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020
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 - Jan 7, 2020
The CoHo Clown CoHort is cooking up the classical music/monster mash-up you never knew you needed, just in time for Fertile Ground 2020. Step into the lab to see what happens when you take Mary Shelley's classic horror novel Frankenstein, mix in elements from James Whale's dark cinematic interpretation along with Abbot & Costello's precise wackiness, throw in classical music legends Beethoven and Chopin (why not?), add a healthy pinch of Romanticism, and distill it all with the pure physical comedy of clowning. The experimental ensemble that brought you Philip's Glass Menagerie and Witch Hunt returns for more Fertile Ground mischief when Beethoven & Chopin Meet the Bride of Frankenstein, January 25 - February 2 at CoHo Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020
The Ritz Theatre Company will present the opening show of its 35th Anniversary season, Sweet Charity, a newly imagined production of the high-energy musical comedy with dancing inspired by the great Bob Fosse, directed by the father-daughter duo of Roberta and Bruce Curless! The production runs from January 9th through February 2nd.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2020
Think Tank is a company created to bring the best out in dancers by allowing them to take a class in a non-judgmental, fun, and most importantly, affordable environment. Their mission is to build community, collaborate and create. Life is hard and this industry is even harder, therefore a positive, safe community full of artistic beings is essential. Dancers are the storytellers of the tribe of humanity, so why not come together and create magic!
by TV News Desk - Jan 31, 2020
 Liam Gallagher has shared a new video for the acoustic version of his song “Once.” The video stars fellow Manchester legend and soccer star Eric Cantona and is directed by long-time collaborator Charlie Lightening (As It Was 2019 documentary). Captured in one continuous shot, the video encapsulates the message of the song – a nostalgic yearning for a once-in-a-lifetime moment that can't ever be replicated. But it's also a celebration of everything that was achieved.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020
A timely reflection on the cycles of abuse and addiction of Indigenous women in contemporary Canada, Theatre Passe Muraille, and Native Earth Performing Arts present the manidoons collective production and four-time Dora nominated bug. Created and performed by Yolanda Bonnell, and directed by Cole Alvis, this timely and moving solo production is onstage February 7 to February 22, 2020 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Mainspace Theatre. 
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jan 27, 2020
Phyre Hawkins answers 6 questions and 6 quick hits before taking the Ordway stage as a Storyteller in this area premiere show.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
I've relished the blank stares I've received when discussing this project. The only way to get people onside has been to perform it at any opportunity - in try-outs at art galleries, pubs, clubs, an orangery, theatres. Anywhere just to get it on its hind legs and show people that the poet Christopher Reid's writing can connect instantly with an audience; his wit, clarity, sumptuous phrasing, high emotion and, I believe, superhuman ability to express feelings which most of us cannot articulate. I'd read his publications A Scattering and The Song Of Lunch in 2010, and immediately thought they could be performed live.
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Jan 23, 2020
The KIDZ BOP Kids kick off their first-ever UK headline tour this Easter and to celebrate they're looking for seven virtual support acts who will see their video premiered on the BIG SCREEN at The KIDZ BOP live show. And one lucky act will also get the opportunity to support The KIDZ BOP Kids LIVE on stage at the world-famous The London Palladium.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
The comedic storytelling of Ms. Pat is founded on some intense sources of inspiration and spinning her wild life into hilarity.
by Courtney Symes - Jan 22, 2020
Shakespeare once wrote, a?oeIf music be the food of love, play on!a?? Although he was talking about satiating an appetite for love, why not listen to music to celebrate love? You can extend the Valentine's Day festivities this year by going to see Dennis Johnson and the Mississippi Ramblers perform at The Sofia on February 15. Their show has been called a?oea must seea?? by Modesto View Magazine and Johnson was lauded as a a?oemaster slide guitarista?? by Rootstime Magazine. BroadwayWorld Sacramento spoke to Johnson about the upcoming performance and what we can expect in the future.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020
Toronto's innovative Why Not Theatre (Founding Artistic Director Ravi Jain; Managing Director Owais Lightwala; Executive Producer Kelly Read) will produce a new stage adaptation of the epic Sanskrit poem, Mahabharata, commissioned and presented by the prestigious Shaw Festival.
by Gary Naylor - Jan 21, 2020
Daniel Ward's autobiographical tale, told as gig theatre, has plenty to say and says it well - we would be wise to listen.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
On Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Jill Newhouse Gallery on the Upper East Side, artists of color will engage in a special talk about European art for the tenth annual Master Drawings New York. Conceived by Savona Bailey-McClain and Jill Newhouse, this event hopes to diversify the conversation about art and bridge time periods, artists and audiences in this 21st century.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
LUCID LUDIC in association with WHY NOT THEATRE presents the World Premiere of BRAIN STORM, conceived of and directed by Taliesin McEnaney, February 27-March 8, 2020 at Dancemakers Studio Theatre.
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
It's been quite a journey. During a career that has lasted over three decades and taken her from her native Germany to London, Friederike Krum has learned from the best, sang with the best and deployed her extraordinary mezzo-soprano in the service of opera, jazz, Lied and classical musicals.
by Tory Gates - Jan 20, 2020
'The blues have always been an influence on every style of music, and the widening of the door is letting more things through. I think it's a good thing, the more variety and different options you have can only lead to better and better music.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
Hypnomania Show in Downtown Las Vegas takes a new approach with a rotating cast of some of the funniest hypnotic talents in a show that shines the spotlight on audience volunteers.
by DC Felton - Jan 20, 2020
With the cold weather outside, do you long to escape to a warmer place? While you may not be able to escape someplace warm, Tallgrass Theatre Company is taking us to a warmer place in their season-long journey across America. Their current production of a?oeOther Desert Citiesa?? takes us to the sunny city of Palm Springs. Their production, which was delayed by two days due to snow, opened on January 18. This journey to the east coast leaves us with a question about what cost we will go to protect our family.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020
KIDZ BOP - the #1 music brand for kids - is searching for new dance talent to join them as part of the UK leg of the KIDZ BOP World Tour in April 2020.
by Audrey Liebross - Jan 19, 2020
Desert Ensemble Theatre Company's (DETC's) ninth season continues with the world premiere production of ADOPTION ROULETTE, by Elizabeth Fuller and Joel Vig. Shawn Abramowitz directs a three-person cast headed by Yo Younger. Adina Lawson and Fergus Loughnane each play multiple roles. The run begins on January 31st.
by Herbert Paine - Jan 18, 2020
Theatre Artists Studio presents THE CHRISTIANS ~ Truth meets consequences in the church of the holy double-cross in this outstanding production, directed by Richard Powers Hardt and featuring Tom Koelbel. Runs through February 9th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2020
Justice is getting served at Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati as the 2019-2020 Studio Series continues with 10-minute Connections: Justice on February 10 at 7 pm. In preparation for Ensemble's next mainstage play, Dominique Morriseau's Pipeline, five 10-minute plays, coupled with Morriseau's short play, Night Vision, will be presented as staged readings and center around the theme of justice.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
With a full roster of talented performers on deck and raring to go, the live, local variety show 'Enkyklios' is coming in hot for it's sophomore season at the venerable Catherine Cummings Theatre in Cazenovia, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
City Farm Presents released show and lineup updates for the 3rd Brooklyn Podcast Festival which takes place January 22 - 26, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. Featuring more than 15 podcasts over 5 days, the Festival will be hosted at The Bell House, Union Hall, and BRIC House. Tickets are currently on sale for all announced shows. 
by David Edward Perry - Jan 10, 2020
Scott Bradlee shares on going from a creative kid to living his dream as the creative head of Postmodern Jukebox in his book 'Outside the Jukebox: How I Turned My Vintage Music Obsession into My Dream Gig.' His interview gives a candid and inspiring look into moments, conversions, and reflections in his long career growing the success of Postmodern Jukebox.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2020
Philadelphia has so much more than great cheese steak and the Liberty Bell a?" it's also home to some amazing theater. For the third time this February, we're excited to partner with Theatre Philadelphia on Philly Theatre Week 2020, when you can score free, $15, and $30 tickets to some of the best shows in town Feb. 6-16.
by Brooke Yunis - Feb 9, 2020
The composers of Netflix's The Witcher, Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli, took the time to speak with us about their work on the show.
by Jim Munson - Feb 6, 2020
If you're still looking for something special to do on Valentine's Day, why not attend some live theater? The Bay Area has an abundance of options, whether you're looking for a romantic evening out, hoping to spend time with a good friend, or just want to treat yourself to a night on your own and leave the Valentine's mishegas to others. The Bay Area has an abundance of options. Here are 7 shows to check out depending on your own tastes.
by Martin Ganeider - Feb 4, 2020
Not sure how to spend Valentines Day? There are plenty of options to spend the afternoon/evening with your beloved one. Apart from all the fine restaurants and Jewellery stores, there is some fine entertainment, offering something for everyone's taste. Here are some of our favorites for Valentine's day.
by Michael Quintos - Feb 21, 2020
There are certainly plenty of movie-to-stage adaptations that have appeared (and continue to pop up) on Broadway, but few can boast being one of the most jubilant and unabashedly open-minded as the gloriously glam 2012 hit KINKY BOOTS, the Tony Award-winning stage musical adaptation of Geoff Deane and Tim Firth's 2005 independent cult film inspired by actual true events. The critical and audience favorite---which features memorable music from Grammy-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper and a book by Tony winner Harvey Fierstein---enjoyed a healthy run on Broadway and in several national tours that followed, spreading its genuinely heartwarming yet cheekily-delivered message of acceptance and empathy. Now back in Southern California for its flashy, beautifully remounted West Coast regional premiere for 3-D Theatricals, KINKY BOOTS---now continuing performances through March 1, 2020 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts---is just as fun and fabulous as ever.
by Kathy Strain - Feb 21, 2020
As the Public Theater prepares to wrap up its run of A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, it was fun to chat with Andy Meyers who plays the part of…well…of…many characters central to the story. Read below to see just how Meyers keeps up with the high jinx adventures that make A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER a highly entertaining show that should not be missed. Check out BWW's Ashley Corbaley's review of the show too.
by Greer Firestone - Feb 20, 2020
For those of us who have visited Ireland and basked in the bountiful love and generosity of its people, the plays of its most famous authors are striking in contrast. There are no strangers when one visits the Emerald Isle. However, the plays of Brian Friel, Sean O'Casey and John Millington Synge are rife with meditation, mourning and melancholy. (The latter author's 'Playboy of the Western Worlda?? caused riots in Dublin when initially staged in 1907. When the actors came to America in 1911, they were jailed).
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 2, 2020
With Valentine's Day right around the corner, it's time to get your date night plans in order. BroadwayWorld is ready to help with our top recommendations for a theatre night out on the town. It doesn't matter if you're looking to impress your sweetie, meet up with friends, or escape the daily grind on your own, these productions will certainly sweeten the day.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2020
Conceived of and directed by Taliesin McEnaney February 27-March 8, 2020 Dancemakers Studio Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Mikron Theatre, in their 49th year of touring, are celebrating (wo)man's best friend this season when they stage the premiere of Polly Hollman's new comedy caper A Dog's Tale, which looks at canines past and present and the enduring love between people and their dogs.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
Why Not Theatre is happy to announce the 7th edition of RISER Project, the collaborative producing model for independent theatre artists, from April 10 - May 9, 2020 at The Theatre Centre, BMO Incubator for Live Arts. RISER Project 2020 will feature four premieres, including the first dance piece in RISER history, by artists including: Zazu Oke and Vince Deiulis; Neha Poduval and Himanshu Sitlani; Aria Evans; and Elena Eli Belyea, Ira Doré, Tori Morrison and Philip Nozuka.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2020
The Lawrence Busker Festival is planning another year of unmistakable talent after a historic all-female festival in 2019. The festival has grown from a small local event to one that is recognized worldwide as the best street performer festival in America.
by Courtney Symes - Feb 14, 2020
Forget that other show. I was in the REAL room where it happened last weekend at the 4th Annual Junior Theater Festival West (JTF), which celebrates youth theatre and encourages students and teachers to keep theatre alive in their community. Each year it follows the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, which just finished its 15th season. Over 2,200 people participated in the three-day festival, some coming from as far away as Australia, England, and South Korea. Students and educators benefited from the knowledge of top Broadway professionals in the form of adjudications, workshops, and a discussion panel entitled Pathways to Success, in which the featured guests shared how they forged their own paths to Broadway and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2020
The 16th annual PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, January 21a?" February 9, 2020, successfully closed its 2020 edition after welcoming more than 18,000 Vancouverites and visitors to stages across the Lower Mainland. The festival presented 27 works from 24 companies and nine countries, and included 20 jam-packed days of creative risk-taking and dynamic interdisciplinary collaboration. Programming centred on socially charged themes, from immigration to discrimination, from environmentalism to colonialism.
by Stephen Mosher - Feb 13, 2020
The Tony winner brings her 3 decade old show to the Birdland Theater Valentine's weekend.. and what a guest cast she has! Stephen Mosher chats with the iconic New Yorker about what to expedt
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Last week Wynonna & The Big Noise teamed up with Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead for an exciting show at the legendary San Francisco venue The Fillmore. During the set they covered many classic tracks by both acts, including “Why Not Me” by The Judd's and “Ramble On Rose” by the Dead. “Well OK, this is a train that's been steamin' down the tracks for a while now - and it finally got here. What fun,” said Bob Weir of their set.
by Review Roundups - Feb 11, 2020
Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga is currently making her American theatrical debut in a passionate, critically acclaimed portrayal of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Yael Farber and featuring an ensemble of leading Irish actors. With Farber's direction, the focus moves from Hamlet's anguish and identity to the power of resistance against treachery and the raw usurpation of power. The production, which began on February 1, 2020, was extended for an additional week, and will now play through March 8, 2020.
by Rob Lester - Feb 10, 2020
Eager, competent company members amply demonstrated their wares and polish. (I don't mean bringing shiny silverware from their place of employment.) a?oeWe don't just carry meatloaf!a?? remarked the gregarious host.
by Cicely Binford - Dec 28, 2019
Some say it's the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas; probably because they're quoting the song. And there are plenty of reasons to celebrate as the year draws to a close, so why not spend an evening Downstairs at the Maj with the Perth Cabaret Collective, singing along to some of your favourite Christmas tunes and familiar jazz standards, featuring the vocal stylings of Jessie Gordon, Cougar Morrison and Mark Turner? It's a perfectly suitable, reasonable, seasonal thing to do.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
The holiday season is a time to bring everyone together. Why not through the universal power of music? South Korean artist Elli K recently partners up with notable actor and singer Hunter Parrish for her new Christmas love song 'My Everything'.
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
Still making plans for New Year's Eve? Why not celebrate at CRT's time-traveling dance party! On December 31st, Cortland Repertory Theatre Downtown is hosting their 5h Annual community-wide New Year's Eve dance, DANCIN' THRU THE DECADES, sponsored by Bailey Place Insurance.
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
We're heading into the final week of voting for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!