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Wildcat, with music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, and book by N. Richard Nash, tells the story of a frontier woman named Wildcat Jackson who arrives in a border town in the American southwest with dreams of striking oil and tricks foreman Joe Dynamite into helping her.

It opened on December 16, 1960 and is best remembered forbeing the sole Broadway appearance of comedienne Lucille Ball, although the cast also featured Keith Andes, Paula Stewart, Edith King, and a young Valerie Harper (Rhoda) in the dance ensemble. Wildcat closed on June 3, 1961 after two hiatuses and 171 performances.


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by Michael Major - Sep 30, 2021
Believing he is a wolf trapped in a human body, Jacob (George MacKay) eats, sleeps, and lives like a wolf – much to the shock of his family. Once he meets the mysterious Wildcat (Lily-Rose Depp), their friendship blossoms into an undeniable infatuation.
by Marianka Swain - Sep 2, 2019
Reuniting the whole team behind last year's hugely successful How To Catch a Krampus, Sink The Pink and Ginger Johnson return to Pleasance Islington for five-weeks of queer, campy, Christmas fun all set to an out-of-this-world live score with Escape From Planet Trash.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 14, 2020
In commemoration of the birthday of Eric Garner, D.C. songwriter and recording artist Alan Scott is performing at the Eric Garner Day Celebration outside Brooklyna??s Barclays Center tomorrow, September 15.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Oct 11, 2019
In a tip of the Wildcat hat to fans of 'High School Musical,' three television networks a?" ABC, Disney Channel and Freeform a?" will present the first episode of 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' for one night only, FRIDAY, NOV. 8 (8:00 p.m. EST), in advance of the series' bow on the highly anticipated streaming service, Disney+ (launching Tuesday, Nov. 12).
by Student Blogger: Sammi Tapper - Oct 1, 2020
As I read some more about it, I learned there would be a live-aired Passover Seder featuring some of my favorite performers including Ben Platt, Indian Menzel, and Northwestern alum Adam Kantor. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 22, 2019
Seattle Center Winterfest Student Showcases, Nov. 30-Dec. 22, endure as a beloved tradition alongside the professional Winterfest entertainment on Seattle Center Armory Mainstage. The 100+ showcases enliven the Seattle Center Armory Food & Event Hall while offering public and private school groups the opportunity to share their artistic accomplishments with family, friends and the public. All performances are free of charge and present seasonal music, along with a varied selection of works for choral, dance and instrumental ensemble.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 20, 2019
Reuniting the whole team behind last year's hugely successful How To Catch a Krampus, Sink The Pink and Ginger Johnson return to Pleasance Islington for five-weeks of queer, campy, Christmas fun all set to an out- of-this-world live score.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Kick off a brand new week by catching up on the latest Broadway news!
by Maria Nockin - May 5, 2019
On May 4, 2019, Los Angeles Opera presented a colorful, opulent production of Manuel Penella's opera EL GATO MONTES (THE WILDCAT) at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Starring in the cast were Placido Domingo as Juanillo, El Gato, with Ana Maria Martinez as Solea and Arturo Chacon-Cruz as Raphael, El Macareno. Needless to say the house was packed. 
by - May 4, 2019's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/4/2019.
by Stephi Wild - May 25, 2021
Closed since March 2020, this acclaimed 50 seat pub theatre in the heart of Islington will reopen on the public on 29 June at full capacity, in accordance with the government's roadmap.
by Stephi Wild - May 21, 2019
The Utah Symphony today announced the lineup for the 2019 summer community concert series in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, several of which feature outdoor venues and free performances. The schedule includes orchestra performances in Layton on June 17, Gallivan Center on Monday June 24, Thanksgiving Point on June 26, Taylorsville Dayzz on June 27, Utah Cultural Celebration Center on July 1, Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre on July 2, and Snowbasin on July 3. The final summer concert is in commemoration of Zion National Park's 100th anniversary, with a special performance of the orchestra with Sting on Aug. 31, 2019. No tickets are required for the Gallivan Center and Utah Cultural Celebration Center performances, which are free to the public. Tickets for the other performances are on sale now with ticketing information available at
by Stephi Wild - May 19, 2022
Wildcat Jackson is the self-proclaimed monarch of the west. With his silly yet edgy brand of bizarre magic, he entertains as an old-west showman in a modern world. This bargain-basement Buffalo Bill Cody works a crowd with his larger-than-life charisma and offbeat Comedy Sideshow. Due to the graphic nature of the sideshow stunts in the performance parental guidance is strongly suggested.
by Sarah Hookey - May 16, 2019
On Wednesday May 29, 2019 at 8pm, Carnegie Hall will host both the University of Kentucky's Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony in honor of the 100th anniversary of the School of Music at the University of Kentucky.
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2021
Play Me Again Pianos, a nonprofit aspiring to make metro Atlanta more musical through 88 public piano installations, will cut the ribbon on its newest donated piano Saturday, May 22, at 3:00 p.m. at the Dunwoody Nature Center.
by Xandra Harbet - Mar 8, 2019
Representation? Nostalgia? Killer vocals? Wildcats? Feinstein's/54 Below had it all in '54 Sings the High School Musical Trilogy.
by Stephi Wild - Mar 31, 2020
Need something new to listen to or read? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2022
The Edinburgh Playhouse celebrates World Theatre Day on 27th March by granting Seat Dedications to the 11 winners of our ‘Your Theatre Your Story’ competition.
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2020
Stage and screen legend Hal Linden recently appeared on Showbiz Nation Live! at Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2021
Wisconsin-based traveling theatre company Summit Players Theatre  is returning to live, outdoor performance after a year off due to COVID-19 and will be performing  Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale from June 12 to August 22 in 24 different Wisconsin State Parks. All  performances will be free and preceded by a 45-minute educational workshop. 
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2019
Following last year's smash hit production of The Secret Garden, York Theatre Royal takes a fresh look at another children's classic in this summer's family show, Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons, from 26 July to 24 August.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that composer and orchestrator Sid Ramin, best known for his work on West Side Story, has died, according to The New York Times. Ramin was 100 years old.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2019
Following last year's smash hit production of The Secret Garden, York Theatre Royal takes a fresh look at another children's classic in this summer's family show, Arthur Ransome's Swallows & Amazons, from 26 July to 24 August.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 23, 2021
Running alongside Fever Pitch in the late slot will be THE GOOD DAD from 31 August – 11 September, followed by KING, from 21 – 25 September. RAT KING will play from 5 – 9 October, LOVESICK will play from 2 – 6 November, followed by DARLING from 9 – 27 November, and this year's festive offering will be a live adaptation of one of the Hope at Home shows put out digitally during the pandemic, 21 ROUND FOR CHRISTMAS, playing from 30 November – 18 December.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 7, 2020
On Febraury 7, Kid Nobody will release their debut EP discretion. (pre-order). Today the band have revealed 'ready or not' the latest single to be lifted from the forthcoming EP. The track premiered today at Atwood Magazine and will be available on all digital streaming services this Friday. About the song Atwood Magazine says ''ready or not' is the kind of song that grows and grows, reaching its apex not once a minute through the chorus, but at the very end through some  melodic resolution that ties the whole four-minute experience together in a tight, cathartic knot. In this instance, such relief comes from the increasingly hot repetition, “ready or not, here we come” – a mantra capturing not only the heat of the moment, but also the ambitions of a band on the rise.' Singer Michael Wilson explains, “It's hard for me not to love the lyrics and poetic nature of this song. I wrote 'ready or not' for my then girlfriend (now wife). Our first few dates ended with us driving the canyons in the Santa Monica Mountains. There was just something so simple and pure about hitting the road with someone and having this shared anticipation, tension even, and then that being met with fading city lights, a dark open road, and just heading for an unknown horizon — it was thrilling and unexpected.”
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2022
BIRDLAND will present acclaimed vocalist Jeff Harnar in his salute to Emmy, Grammy, Tony winning songwriter Cy Coleman in his award-winning show “A Collective Cy” on Monday, January 31 at 7:00 PM.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 28, 2020
The Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, with Citizens Theatre and DOT Theatre Istanbul, will present a brand new adaptation of Brecht's classic master and servant comedy Mrs Puntila and her Man Matti by award-winning writer Denise Mina and directed by DOT Theatre's Murat Daltaban, who returns to the Lyceum Theatre to direct, following the celebrated Zinnie Harris adaptation of Rhinoceros in 2018.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 22, 2020
Jeremiah Johnson, acclaimed St. Louis blues rocker, is readying the release of his sophomore set Heaven's to Betsy, due out via Ruf Records on February 14th. The St. Louis bandleader is a beacon of time-honored songcraft, writing on acoustic guitar, digging deep for raw lyrics and insisting on studio production that bottles the sweat of his shows. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2021
The award-winning poet and writer, Jackie Kay has been appointed to the board of directors of the Citizens Theatre.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 26, 2019
Today, Carole Shorenstein Hays and Sonia Friedman Productions with Tom Kirdahy announced the additional casting for the West Coast Premiere of the Good Chance Theatre, National Theatre and Young Vic production of THE JUNGLE by Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson at San Francisco's Curran. Set in Europe's largest unofficial refugee camp in Calais, France, the Jungle became a temporary home for more than 10,000 people in 2015. Under the direction of Stephen Daldry and Justin Martin, the limited engagement begins Tuesday March 26, 2019 and will run through Sunday, May 19, 2019. Opening night is Thursday, April 4, 2019. Tickets for THE JUNGLE are $25-$165 and are available now at $25 day-of rush tickets to THE JUNGLE will be made available through a partnership with TODAY TIX.
by Michael T. Mooney - Feb 24, 2019
Had Lucy's family stayed in Trenton, history might have been very different, but the Garden State stayed peripherally involved the Queen of Comedy's life and work.
by Julie Musbach - Feb 14, 2019
Roundabout Theatre Company's new Broadway production of the musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate, starring Tony Award winner Kelli O'Hara, begins preview performances today. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances!
by Ron Bierman - Feb 10, 2022
'I'm just Reggie from Atlanta' baritone Reginald Smith, Jr. explained during our hour-long discussion on Zoom. That may be how he would like to view himself, but it's hardly how most others do since he's also a Grammy winning opera star who's performed at the Met. Until high school, neither opera, much less the Met were in his plans. Then when 13 he saw an Atlanta Opera production of Tosca. 'A classical voice was not new to me.' But the spectacle of unamplified voices together with theatrical staging, an orchestra, and eye-catching scenery was a revelation. 'I vividly remember the show going along, the tenor comes out, the soprano. But when Scarpia made his first big entrance, I thought Whoa, that's a different voice. It just went, boom, you know, like, like an arrow right into my heart. And I thought, what is this person?'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021
The Long Beach Playhouse has announced the return of its Collaborative series. The Collaborative is one of the ways the Playhouse supports local performance artists and theater groups by offering its upstairs Studio Theatre, to mount their own shows.
by Herbert Paine - Dec 4, 2019
Carlotta Summers's short film, TRUTH INCORPORATED, is necessary viewing ~ a poignant and compelling tribute to freedom of the press and to resistance in the face of efforts to undermine and suppress that freedom. Directed by Gabriel Barreto and produced by Ms. Summers, this powerful and compelling 8-minute film is an invitation into imagining the frighteningly possible and an implicit warning to beware of those who peddle distrust of a free press.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2019
How does a musical based on a book go from a dream to reality? 92Y presents Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth, and authors Jodi Picoult and Steve Kluger in an illuminating panel moderated by Gordon Cox.
by Michael Major - Dec 15, 2021
Charles Ellsworth is a NYC transplant by way of the White Mountains of Arizona where he was raised on Mormon hymns and Top 40 country music. He was first exposed to classic and alternative rock in his teens and started taking guitar lessons in the back of a local furniture store. Watch the new music video now!
by Mary Lincer - Dec 15, 2019
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 13, 2019
Nearly 14 years after the debut of Disney Channel's massively popular sensation 'High School Musical,' the beloved movie and its newest extension, the critically acclaimed, 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series' for Disney+, are the subject of a special telecast, 'High School Musical: The Musical: The Series: The Special,' to be presented beginning SATURDAY, DEC. 14, on ABC owned television stations and FRIDAY, DEC. 20, on Disney+.
by Abigail Charpentier - Dec 12, 2019
Los Angeles-based band Kid Nobody have shared their holiday single 'Christmas 4/4.' The song is available to share at Soundcloud and will be on digital streaming services this Friday to add to your favorite holiday playlists. About the song Kid Nobody's Jesse Carmichael says, 'This is a very reimagined version of 'The Christmas Waltz' which was made popular by Frank Sinatra (written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne). It's a lyrics-only cover with all original music, melodies, arrangement and production. It's called “christmas 4/4” because we un-waltzed it (straightened it out into four quarter time instead of three quarter) and made it about as sexy as a christmas song is gonna get. We recorded the whole thing on a writing retreat in Big Bear in late September/early October (we highly recommend staying with our friends at Noon Lodge up there). It was actually a little cold (compared to still being 90 in LA) so it felt right to work on a holiday song.'
by Stephi Wild - Aug 30, 2019
Reuniting the whole team behind last year's hugely successful How To Catch a Krampus, Sink The Pink and Ginger Johnson return to Pleasance Islington for five-weeks of queer, campy, Christmas fun all set to an out-of-this-world live score.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 9, 2019
Critically-acclaimed musical theater singer and comedic cabaret artist  Maureen McVerry presents her New Solo Cabaret Show,
by Marissa Tomeo - Apr 8, 2022
Shortly after the final seconds of the University of South Carolina Lady Gamecocks championship win ticked off the clock and the women launched into celebration, Dr. Quintus Wrighten and his beloved Carolina Basketball Band (the Gamecocks’ pep band), unbeknownst to them, had their own “One Shining Moment” coming their way.    
by Michael Major - Apr 28, 2022
Lybica, a dynamic and instrumental band from South Florida that seamlessly blends flavorful guitar melody with powerful metallic crunch and which features Killswitch Engage drummer Justin Foley on guitar, have today shared the double single 'Palatial' and 'Ferment.' The band also dropped the official video for 'Palatial.'
by - Apr 27, 2019's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/27/2019.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 24, 2019
Plácido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, has announced final details about the company's upcoming presentation of Manuel Penella's El Gato Montés: The Wildcat, an opera brimming with the exuberance of zarzuela, the popular Spanish form of musical theater.
by Alan Henry - Apr 2, 2019
THE WILDCAT is coming to Norway at La Opera from May 4 to 19, 2019.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021
Singer Jill Corey, an overnight sensation in 1953, when she landed on the cover of Life Magazine, passed away from natural causes on April 3 at UPMC Sunnyside in Sunnyside, PA.  She was 85. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2020
The Daily Wildcat has reported that the students and faculty of the University of Arizona School of Theatre, Film & Television have responded to the need for face masks and have begun making them for health health workers across Tucson.a??a??a??a??a??a??a?? 
by - Apr 1, 2020
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for April, 2020.