You Never Know
A young songwriter Ben Shapiro is trying to make it as a Broadway composer, where his grandfather couldn't. Ben's father wants him to follow in his footsteps as a lawyer. Instead, Ben follows his heart and stages a reading of his grandfather's unfinished musical about a struggling composer at a swanky Miami resort in 1948.
Trinity Square Repertory Theatre(Providence, RI, )
1 - 20 of 2016
by Kathy Strain - Sep 30, 2019
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has been one of the most beloved shows since it was first written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. With the release of the American album in 1970, it has become known as the a?oeBrown Albuma?? based on the original cover. It became an instant hit in households all over the United States. As the cast prepares for opening night in Austin at the Bass Concert Hall, BWW caught up with Jenna Rubaii who plays Mary.
by TV News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Spider-Man will indeed return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Recently, Marvel and Sony stood at odds and announced that any Spider-Man films at the studio would be canceled; today, the companies returned to the table to strike a new deal.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, 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 - Oct 9, 2019
Aspen's Wheeler Opera House is pleased to announce the return of Women's Adventure Film Tour on November 16, 2019 at 6:30 PM, with an all new set of short films celebrating amazing women. Aspen adventure film junkies won't want to miss this evening of skiing, cliff diving, paragliding, hiking, and more! Tickets are $15 and are on sale now at the Wheeler Opera House Box Office (970.920.5770/ aspenshowtix.com. The Wheeler Opera House is located at 320 E. Hyman Ave., Aspen, CO.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the incomparable Tony Award nominees NELL BENJAMIN and LAURENCE O'KEEFE in I REMEMBER IT DIFFERENTLY, their return to the venue as they showcase songs from some of their most beloved musicals.
BWW Interview: PTC's Karen Azenberg on Concert Productions, Including the Upcoming DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 8, 2019
For several years now, each season at Pioneer Theatre Company has included a concert production of a musical, including THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, CHESS, IN THE HEIGHTS, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Always audience and critics' favorites, they feature a unique production style transported from New York City by artistic director Karen Azenberg. This year's show--DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, playing October 18-19--will surely prove to be no different. Azenberg graciously took time from her demanding preparation schedule to describe these concert productions and give a sneak peek of what's to come with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.
by Student Blogger: Shelbi Cornelison - Oct 7, 2019
Congratulations! After months of countless auditions, Unifeds, interviews, callbacks, portfolio reviews and the dreaded waiting (and inevitable acceptance and denial) period you have final found a collegiate theatrical home...only to find out that it's not actually your home. Now, you're left debating whether or not starting the entire process all over again is really worth the risk of coming out empty-handed in the end.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
Edward Albee's Occupant, Theater J's second show of its 19/20 season, begins performances in the renovated Aaron and Cecile Goldman Theater at the Edlavitch DC Jewish Community Center on November 7, 2019 and continues through December 8, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Broadway Superhero Party! on November 3, 2019 at 9:30 pm. Peter Parker, Gamora, Thor, Tony Stark, Natasha Romanoff, Steve Rogers--your friendly neighborhood superheroes go from page to screen to stage in The Broadway Superhero Party! Join a cast of Broadway's mightiest heroes as they celebrate their favorite superheros and what they mean to them. You never know what can happen when superheroes let loose - this is a crossover both Broadway and comic lovers will be lining up for!
by TV News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
As they prepare to hit the road from this Halloween, DECLAN WELSH & THE DECADENT WEST are serving up an early treat to sink your teeth into: an electrifying live rendition of 'No Fun', surgically spliced with Lizzo's 'Juice' and The Strokes classic 'Reptilia'.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG), which recently concluded its 20th Anniversary season of shows with its critically acclaimed hit production of SWEENEY TODD, is thrilled to announce that one of the country's finest musical theatre performers Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo will take on the lead role of Dina in the Tony and Grammy Award-winning musical THE BAND'S VISIT, which opens Atlantis' 2020 Season in March.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Performances of a?oeA Christmas Carola?? always seem so cheery and festive, yet that may not have been the reality of Victorian England. In the latest iteration of a?oeInvasion: Christmas Carola?? by Dad's Garage, director Amber Nash brings a dark, stark touch of reality to the classic tale.
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Rock band We The Kings is turning up the volume with their brand new single 'Turn It Up,' out now via S-Curve Records/BMG. The song comes ahead of the band's upcoming tour with Simple Plan and State Champs, as well as a series of headline shows, that will see We The Kings performing around the country.
by Jim Munson - Oct 25, 2019
Ray of Light's (ROL's) production of The Rocky Horror Show filled me with hope for the youth of America. Lest that sound a bit strange, allow me to explain. Yes, ROL's a?oeRockya?? delivers in spades on the sexy entertainment value of this transgressive, go-for-broke show. But a?" it is also grounded in layers and layers of queer showbiz history even though it is presented by performers and designers who are way too young to have been around for the real thing. Taking the written-in-the-1970s-but-set-in-the-1950s show as its starting point, this production adds loopy gay cultural references from the 1930s right up to the present day - as if concocted by some crazed drag queen and thrown into a blender to see if it will explode. Surprisingly, it never does and it somehow all works.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
In an age where everyday tasks are assisted or completed by technology, the 2015 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Marjorie Prime, makes us question what technology cana?"and what it cannota?"replace in our lives. Marjorie Prime will open up in the Side Door Theatre on Friday, November 8, and will run through Saturday, November 16, 2019. This limited run will have 8 performances across 9 days including a matinee performance on Saturday, November 16. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org, or by calling the Trustus Theatre Box Office at 803-254-9732. Marjorie Prime is sponsored by AARP.
by Abigail Charpentier - Oct 24, 2019
Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Megan Mullally and Sean Hayes are reprising their celebrated roles as Will, Grace, Karen and Jack for one last time in the farewell season of beloved NBC sitcom.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Following the September release of her album 'My Time Is Now'a?"the first recording to make use of George Gershwin's recently restored piano at the University of Michigana?"violinist and New York City-based alumna Haerim Elizabeth Lee will perform with pianist Alex Brown at Britton Recital Hall Oct. 28.
by Katie Laban - Oct 23, 2019
Raise your hand if you have ever discovered something new, Googled it, found the Wikipedia page, which then made you go off on a flurry of related topics and suddenly time has just passed by? I'll raise both hands because I'm not ashamed to say that this happens to me often. Sunday was one of those days, all thanks to the fantastic production of Silent Sky at Detroit Mercy Theatre Company who educated me on Henrietta Leavitt. The Lauren Gunderson play is the fascinating true story about the 19th century astronomer who was hired to join a group of women a?oecomputersa?? and living in an age when women could neither vote nor express an original idea. Despite not being allowed to touch a telescope, Leavitt and her female colleagues at the Harvard Observatory made ground-breaking discoveries about the universe that remain vital more than a century later. The simplicity and elegance of this production of Silent Sky made the importance of Gunderson's words stand out to the audience and the cast of five worked seamlessly together to bring this impactful and moving production to life. It is a brilliant piece of Michigan theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
The Big HOO-HAA! is Melbourne's longest-running and best-loved weekly impro comedy show. And now, you can watch this team of high energy improv comedians two times a week.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Just announced! Star Kitchen, the most recent side project from Marc Brownstein, has announced a late-night show at New York City's Sony Hall during The Disco Biscuits' New Years Eve run.
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Grammy winning, singer-songwriter Curt Chambers pays homage to one of his favorite country music superstars with a hard-hitting rendition of “Don't Rock the Jukebox.” The Philadelphia native infused his love of rock and blues into the remake of the classic 90's country anthem and deliberately dropping the single two days before Alan Jackson's Birthday. Jackson celebrated three decades of music and his first record deal this year. The tribute to Jackson is also intended to celebrate the impact he has made on artists and musicians in the country music world.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation has announced the next group of guests confirmed for their popular a?oeLive at the Lortela?? podcast focused on Off-Broadway.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
The Capitol Steps, America's political musical satire troupe that has been putting the a?oemocka?? in democracy for over nine Presidential elections, returns to Sanders Theatre on the Harvard campus in Cambridge for their 20th anniversary Thanksgiving Weekend performances, Saturday, November 30, at 5PM and 8PM. This year's show isThe Lyin' Kings.
BWW REVIEW: A Reminder To Be Kind, Even To The Person At The End Of A Phone, FULLY COMMITTED Is A Fabulous Comedy Showcasing The Contessa Treffone's Versatility
by Jade Kops - Oct 15, 2019
Contessa Treffone shines in Becky Mode's fabulous solo comedy about how people treat those they feel are beneath them in FULLY COMMITTED.
by Student Blogger: Shelbi Cornelison - Oct 12, 2019
Living in one of the most expensive cities in the United States as a stereotypically broke college student sounds like a financial disaster on paper. Especially when you're like me and have zero economic impulse control. As the internet youths would say, '[My money] is here for a good time. Not a long time.' And living just steps from some of the most iconic Broadway theatres and productions doesn't help my case much either.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program presents David Lindsay-Abaire's crazy comedy, Fuddy Meers, directed by Suzy Willhoft and featuring some of the Pacific Northwest's finest actors. This production will play Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by E.H. Reiter - Oct 1, 2019
Colbie Smulders returns to tv as Dex Perios in the show a?oeStumptowna??, based on the graphic novel of the same name by Greg Rucka to bring her back to our televisions screens on ABC.
by Larisa Amaya-Baron - Nov 8, 2019
Golden nuggets of wisdom, from Julio Monge: 'Work requires work. You don't need to speak English or a common language to connect to other people. Things should be protected and blessed. The best technology in theater is the simplest one. Nothing replaces the human spirit. People are attracted to creativity.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
The Capitol Steps, America's political musical satire troupe that has been putting the a?oemocka?? in democracy for over nine Presidential elections, returns to Sanders Theatre on the Harvard campus in Cambridge for their 20th anniversary Thanksgiving Weekend performances, Saturday, November 30, at 5PM and 8PM. This year's show isThe Lyin' Kings, produced by The Mike Thornton Agency LLC, and sponsored by 90.9FM WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station. .
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
The inimitable Sandra Bernhard will perform her all new show a?oeQUICK SANDa?? at The Faena Theater at The Faena Hotel at 3201 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, FL November 21st, 22nd and 23rd at 11pm.
by Student Blogger: Olivia Tewksbury - Nov 7, 2019
So you've gotten the email. You've been called back for the role you really want! Sheet music and Scene sides are attached. You're halfway there! But your palms start sweating as you realize the inevitable: There are 5 or more people out there who just got the same email as you and are up for the same role. You may be asking yourself: How do I stand out? How will I know what the director wants? How should I dress?
by Kristen Morale - Nov 6, 2019
Presented by Little Shadow Productions and Art Farm, and with music by Emmy Award-winning Paul Rudolph, ALL HALLOWS EVE is an immersive experience that compels its audience to adopt the belief of a child - to open up its collective mind and believe in something whose existence cannot be simply explained away like a magic trick. Although, this production is not just about suspension of belief; indeed, it is not meant for children at all.
by Natalia Jarczynska - Nov 4, 2019
Do you still remember how it was to opening an envelope with developed photos from an event that had happened long time before? It's the same when you go to see a play inspired by one of your favorite movies: you never know if it will be that good as you remembered. You will be pleased or mad. I was mad. Because it was too short - Seb, please: I wanted more!
FROZEN Cast, Joe Iconis & Family, Norm Lewis And More Hit The Feinstein's/54 Below Stage In December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2019
This Month, 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.
Podcast Exclusive: The Theatre Podcast With Alan Seales Hosts FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME's Chris Sullivan And Aneesa Folds
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019
Chris (Shockwave) Sullivan and Aneesa (Young Nees) Folds will have you laughing along with them in this interview, as they talk about their start in the world of Freestyle and their show Freestyle Love Supreme, which is now on Broadway.
by Joseph Harrison - Nov 24, 2019
LES MISERABLES is one of those musicals that people simply love. Over the years the story of young students staging a revolution in Paris has become a pop culture staple, so audiences should be excited, then, to know that the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT will play host to the touring production of the show December 3 - 8. Playing the scheming Madame Thenardier when LES MISERABLES stops in Waterbury will be Allison Guinn, who sat down with me to talk about playing her dream role in this iconic musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2019
Tacoma Little Theatre's Off the Shelf program is excited to present Peter Quilter's heartfelt story, 4000 Days, directed by Jeffery Swiney-Weaver and featuring some of the Pacific Northwest's finest actors. This production will play Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 7:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
The Kimmel Center Cultural Campus is pleased to announce a diverse array of holiday-themed programming & family-friendly events, including: returning favorites from the Kimmel Center's esteemed Resident Companies like The Philadelphia Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet, and The Philly POPS; FREE Gospel events; and opportunity for community outreach & city-wide celebrations like the FREE 15th annual New Year's Day celebration. This year, the Kimmel Center partners with Urban Affairs Coalition for 'Warmth for the Holidays 2019' donation drive, collecting new hats, scarves, mittens and gloves for children and adults. This collection supports Grand Central and Center For H.O.P.E.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Can you really love someone if you never know their name? Does love last longer if you don't know each other's history? Planet Ant Theatre is proud to present the third World Premiere of its 2019/2020 Theatrical Season: Dancing, by local playwright and Wilde Award winner, Maxim Vinogradov (Night of Stars, Lost in Three Pines, My Dad Was Fifteen Feet Tall) will play in the Planet Ant Black Box Theater, December 6-22. Directed by Kaitlyn Valor Bourque, Dancing tells the story of two lost young people, who accidentally find each other while searching for themselves.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
This holiday season, Dad's Garage Theatre will offer an American Sign Language interpreted performance of a?oeInvasion: Christmas Carol,a?? their annual holiday show. As part of an effort to reach new audiences, and make Dad's Garage more accessible, the ASL performance will be offered on Thursday, December 5 at 8 p.m., with regular ticket pricing.
by Jim Munson - Nov 14, 2019
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour's eponymous play a?oeNassima?? currently enjoying an all-too-brief run at the Magic Theatre adheres to an unorthodox format. Its sole actor, a different one at each show, does not see the script until it is unsealed onstage at the beginning of the actual performance. That actor can be of any gender, age or race. For the record, it was a very game Sean San Jose the night I attended. Soleimanpour himself is also on hand as a sort of enigmatic, mute guide and companion. Given that the actor knows virtually nothing about the play ahead of time, it would seem churlish of me as a theater critic to spill the beans in this review. Having now seen the play myself, I can also attest that the less you know about it going in, the richer your experience is likely to be.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
The Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation has announced the next group of guests confirmed for their popular “Live at the Lortel” podcast focused on Off-Broadway. Each taping lasts about 60 minutes – with 45 minutes of moderated conversation with host Eric Ostrow and 15 minutes for audience questions. The next round of tapings will all take place on Monday, December 2, at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. As always, tickets are free to the public and can be reserved by visiting www.liveatthelortel.com.
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 10, 2019
You never know what's just around the corner and that's the fascinating thing about discovering cabaret artists who are new to your milieu. Last night it was at the corner of 71st Street and 2nd Avenue at the Beach Cafe. Friend Ron Abel, one of the music industry's preeminent pianists/ arranger/music directors in his heads up to me about this artist said …“Sometimes you get lucky. You get to work with a smart actress whose ability to understand a lyric translates to her being able to take the song to a place that people haven't heard before. And then, she has the vocal range and ability to take it that one step further.” That folks is Lianne Marie Dobbs who while new to me is well known by cabaret enthusiasts.
by TV News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Enjoy The Ride Records in conjunction with S-Curve Records are proud to announce We The Kings self-titled album, on vinyl for the very first time. Originally released in 2007, the Florida pop punk band took the world by storm after posting a handful of songs to the then-popular website PureVolume.
BWW Review: HALF AN EVENING WITH DAVID RASCHE at Feinstein's/54 Below Is A Full Evening's Entertainment
by Bobby Patrick - Dec 6, 2019
David Rasche began his career at Chicago's famed a?oeSecond City,a?? and is appearing contemporaneously in the first two seasons of a?oeSuccessiona?? on HBO. He has worked, although not frequently enough, both on Broadway and Off-Broadway, most recently at the New Jersey Rep in Fern Hill, by Michael Tucker.
by Student Blogger: Emily Bonifacio - Dec 5, 2019
When I was younger, I always thought I needed to go to an event with a family member or a friend or I would feel awkward and alone, but as I've gotten older I've realized that seeing a show by yourself can be enjoyable and liberating. A few years ago, I went to my first show by myself; Avenue Q Off-Broadway. It was probably one of the best shows you can possibly see by yourself too because of the message behind it.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019
Coming to US cinemas nationwide on December 8 & 11 only, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular sold-out staged concert version of the musical phenomenon LES MISERABLES is an absolute must-see! Don't miss your exclusive opportunity to experience this performance from the comfort of your local movie theater. Why exactly is it not to be missed? Let us countdown the ways!
by TV News Desk - Dec 3, 2019
Jennifer Lopez revealed that she would produce a Broadway show based on her recent film Hustlers, according to Extra.
by Taylor Clemons - Dec 2, 2019
Broadway legend Carolee Carmello took a break from life in Yonkers to talk to me about Hello, Dolly!, life on tour, and so much more.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2019
The Eighth Annual Glenn Wixson Family Holiday Extravaganza will be held at the Press Room, 77 Daniel Street in Portsmouth NH.