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Based on Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Orpheum Theatre

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by Ashley Steves - Sep 9, 2016
No matter the song, style, or setting, Janice Hall, the multi-talented opera singer, cabaret chanteuse, and character actress, is her own master. She broke into the cabaret scene in 2010 in a big way with the 2011 Bistro Award Winner for Best Tribute Show and 2012 MAC Award Winner for Best Female Vocalist. The show that earned her those awards? 'GRAND ILLUSIONS: THE MUSIC OF MARLENE DIETRICH,' which Hall debuted in 2010 and will revive for one night on September 13 at 7:00 pm at the Metropolitan Room. Before Hall takes the stage this upcoming Tuesday night, we sat down for a discussion on career invention, reinvention, and versatility--- both Dietrich's and her own.
by Jim Munson - Sep 27, 2019
Keith Pinto is one of those fortunate stage actors who seems to work almost constantly. If you attend Bay Area theater with any regularity, chances are you've seen him, most likely in a role that showcases his energetic performance style and talent for movement. His latest role is the iconic a?oesweet transvestitea?? Frank-N-Furter in San Jose Stage Company's new production of a?oeThe Rocky Horror Show.a?? Mr. Pinto recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about his process while he was between rehearsals.
by Marissa Sblendorio - Oct 31, 2016
CAGNEY, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, just recently welcomed Broadway's Jeffry Denman  to the company.  Denman is best known for starring in the original company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas for which he was nominated for a Fred & Adele Astaire Award. He was Munkustrap in the final cast of Cats (original Broadway production) and was featured in the original company of The Producers which led him to pen the memoir, A Year with The Producers. 
by Student Blogger: Kat Mokrynski - Oct 25, 2021
Alex Wyse and Ben Fankhauser have joined forces to write and star in A Commercial Jingle for Regina Comet, a new musical off-Broadway. The show is “is everything you want the first new musical premiering in NYC to be: whip-smart and stupid funny, packed with songs as catchy as a jingle.” I had the opportunity to see Regina Comet this past weekend and had such a fun time!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016
The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017
With 14 million stream and gold sales of her debut single 'I Will Wait' in her native Scandinavia, ISA has just released a video for her latest single 'I.S.A'. Check it out below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016
The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York.
by Stephen Mosher - May 21, 2022
The popular Boy Band of the cabaret scene is back with a fun new show, and they can be found at Mama's on June 3rd. Today, though, they can be found chatting with Broadway World Cabaret.
by Gil Kaan - Mar 6, 2022
The Musical Theatre Guild will be presenting for one-night only A Sondheim Birthday Celebration Live! Laugh! Love! on Stephen Sondheim’s birthday March 22nd at The El Portal Theatre. Jason Graae hosts the Celebration featuring Musical Theatre Guild members with special guest, Stephen Sondheim veteran Teri Ralston. I got to playfully rouse Teri to reminisce about her decades’ history with Stephen Sondheim.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017
A rare collection of complete live recordings of classic American musical theater is now available at two major venues: Goodspeed Musicals' Scherer Library of Musical Theatre in East Haddam, Connecticut, and Cleveland Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio.
by Michael Major - Mar 18, 2022
The single fuses the Nashville artist’s affinity for romance and earnest reflection with his insatiable desire for musical experimentation. To complement “OVER EVERYTHING” Dreamer Boy drops an accompanying Adam Alonzo & Tanner Deutsch directed video. Watch the music video for the new single now! Plus, check out upcoming tour dates.
by Ron Bierman - Mar 14, 2022
Conductor Yves Abel arrived in San Diego from Europe a few days ago to begin rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet by French composer Charles Gounod. The Maestro does get around a lot, even for an internationally in-demand musician. His wife and boys five and eight sometimes travel with him when he conducts but remain at home in Italy this time. Perhaps Abel’s wanderlust began in childhood. His family immigrated from France to French-speaking Quebec when he was young. His father couldn’t find work there, so it was off to English-speaking Toronto where he spent most of his formative years. Next stop New York City for study at the Mannes School of Music, and after New York frequent work in Italy, then Germany. Abel’s travel has resulted in fluency in French, English, Italian and German.
by Michael Major - Mar 14, 2022
Adapted from Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, Joe Wright's new film adaption of Cyrano features music by Aaron & Bryce Dessner and lyrics by Matt Berninger & Carin Besser. BroadwayWorld caught up with Besser to discuss the creation of her lyrics for the film, what the addition of song adds to the classic story, and more.
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017
The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2019
Feinstein's54 Below  presents 54 Sings Bring It On on July 8 at 7:00pm & 9:30pm. In an unforgettable celebration of the musical written by some of the freshest creative minds on Broadway, expect to see some of your favorite songs like, 'What I Was Born To Do,' 'It's All Happening,' 'Do Your Own Thing,' and 'Killer Instinct' like never before! Join Campbell, who goes from cheer-royalty to having the cards stacked against her when she's redistricted to another school her senior year, facing nationals with a brand new squad. This concert event features some of Broadway's hottest stars from Mean Girls, Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill, The Prom, and more!
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2018
Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Fran Drescher was joined by Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at NYC drag star Marti Gould Cummings weekly talk show Stage Fright.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 18, 2021
The recent first-time Tony nominee is ready for another first: his own solo show.
by Robert Barossi - Jun 13, 2017
Often, an audience member goes into a show with a certain set of expectations in mind. If you're seeing Shakespeare, you expect sonnets and iambic pentameter. If you're seeing Arthur Miller or Tennessee Williams, you expect searing drama and representations of real, recognizable people and their very human problems. If you are seeing Bring It On: the Musical, based on the cult-favorite movie of the same name, you expect camp, fun, nothing to be taken too seriously and some excellent dance and cheerleading. All of that and more is found in the infectiously enjoyable production of Bring It On now running at the Pollard Theatre in Guthrie.
by BWW Special - Jun 10, 2018
The 72nd Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 10th at 8/9c hosted by Josh Groban and Sara Bareilles. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize...
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2019
Curve announces the title of its 2019 Christmas show for children and their families, a brand-new production based on the number one best-selling picture book by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees, Giraffes Can't Dance. The show will be produced in association with Hachette Children's Group and Coolabi Group and will run in the Curve's 300-seat studio from 9 to 31 Dec this year.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 6, 2020
ANE BRUN has released a wonderful new video for,'Honey', her latest single released by her label, Balloon Ranger Recordings
by Marina Kennedy - Jul 30, 2018 caught up with New Jersey's own, Brigid Harrington, the 18-year old Broadway actress, singer and dancer. She will soon be starting her Freshman year studies at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana where she will double major in FilmTVTheatre and Political Science, with a minor in Voice. We had the opportunity to learn about her career and some of her plans for the future.
by Ricky Pope - Jul 27, 2021
New York nightlife is making a slow and steady return to the City that Never Sleeps. One of the city's most famous jazz institutions, Birdland is making a long-anticipated return to live performances next week with one of New York's most elegant and beloved piano men, Billy Stritch. Birdland has been Stritch's artistic home base for nearly two decades. He has played for some of the biggest names in show business and has been a staple of Monday nights at Jim Caruso's CAST PARTY.
by Cary Ginell - Jul 26, 2019
Girl-next-door makes good! Calabasas High School graduate Sami Staitman, who is entering her sophomore year as a musical theatre student at Pace University in New York, has already landed her first Off-Broadway starring role in the theatre-themed musical, 'The Green Book,' which opens September 27. We caught up with Sami during her summer 'break' (Sami never takes time off from acting!)
by Tori Hartshorn - Jul 22, 2019
Today, genre-defying duo Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, better known as Striking Matches are releasing the first single/lyric video off their upcoming EP, Noon. 'Boring' hits the band at a time where they are fully leaning into their inability to be confined to one genre. 'As we've grown and found ourselves, we've realized that people call us a lot of different things..rock, blues, country, alt-pop, and then some...and truthfully, we LOVE that. We get to live in so many different worlds and experience so many different things, that instead of shying away and trying to fit in someone else's box, we've just made our own,' the band says. Last week, the duo announced their upcoming EP Noon, the second in a series of three releases due out in 2019
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jan 27, 2021
Lost Horizons – the project of Cocteau Twins’ Simon Raymonde & Richie Thomas of Dif Juz – released part one of its new album In Quiet Moments at the end of 2020 and is set to release part two, as well as the physical of the double album, on February 26th via Bella Union.
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 14, 2020
The popular child singer grew up, came out, and reintroduced himself to the world on The Voice. Now he's testing the waters of the smaller venue with shows in clubs like Joe's Pub. Stephen Mosher talks to Grammy nominee Billy Gilman about change, growth, and living in the light.
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jan 10, 2020
The Cadillac Three offer up today 'Hard Out Here For A Country Boy' featuring ‪Chris Janson and Travis Tritt, a new song from their upcoming album Country Fuzz. Singer-guitarist Jaren Johnston and drummer Neil Mason wrote the track with Jeremy Stover while out on the road.
by Christine Swerczek - Jan 10, 2018
THE KING AND I is bringing more than a great show to Omaha. Jose Llana, who stars as the King of Siam, says, 'I think it's healthy to have conversation, especially in this political climate, when the country is so divided to tell a story about a world leader extending a hand of friendship to a person from another country. That's the story we're telling and the message that we're trying to convey.'
by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Jan 1, 2021
Here's everything you need to know about the cast and creatives of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2021
Today's top stories: Thoughts of a Colored Man confirms Broadway run, Lincoln Center launches Restart Stages, Beetlejuice comes to Brazil, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2020
Today's top stories: To Kill a Mockingbird plays Madison Square Garden, The Unsinkable Molly Brown (starring Beth Malone) officially opens tonight, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2019
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Get a start to your Tuesday morning by reading the latest from around the Broadway World!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 26, 2018
Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top news: An Ordinary Muslim opens tonight, Roundabout Theatre Company and Atlantic Theater Company hold their 2018 galas, and more!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Feb 16, 2021
Today, the duo shares one more track before the double-album is out next week. Featuring Penelope Isles’ Lily Wolter, a.k.a. KookieLou, “Heart of a Hummingbird” is the final look at the incredible forthcoming record - check out the song and its music video now below. 
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 Troy Frisby - Feb 13, 2019
Robbie Rozelle will return to Feinstein's/54 Below to record the album on February 23 and March 1, along with special guests Maya Days (AIDA) and Bonnie Milligan (HEAD OVER HEELS). Ahead of the performances, we spoke with Rozelle by phone about SONGS FROM INSIDE MY LOCKER, how intense heading up a Kickstarter can be, and his recent BWW Cabaret Awards success.
by Stephi Wild - Dec 9, 2018
Tired of the same old Christmas Carol? Downtown Music Productions presents A Chamber Christmas Carol at the gorgeous St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery. Composer Ray Leslee (Avenue X, Standup Shakespeare) has created a brand-new take on the holiday season's most prolific tale. This ONE NIGHT ONLY event features a virtuoso company of five musicians and five actors who play 35 roles, telling the classic tale through Leslee's music and selections from Dickens' masterpiece. Tom Ligon (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo) stars as Scrooge. The cast includes Mark Boyett, Jack McCarthy, JD Mollison and Alex Sunderhaus. The musicians are Broadway veterans Jack Bashkow (woodwinds), Jeff Carney (bass), Marshall Coid (violin), Ron Hay (trombone) and Mimi Stern-Wolfe at the piano. Margarett Perry directs.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 6, 2021
The Southbank Centre's Imagine Children's Festival returns 9 - 20 February 2022 to provide the very best in children's theatre, comedy, family parties, hands-on activities, music, literature, dance, immersive experiences, relaxed mindfulness sessions and full-on fun for children and their grownups in the February half term.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 20, 2019
Grand Horizons is now in previews on Broadway!  Grand Horizons will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement, and officially open on January 23, 2020 at The Hayes Theater (240 West 44th Street).
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 8, 2016
At Sunday's Television Critics Association's summer press tour, Jennifer Grey revealed to The Hollywood Reporter that she turned down an offer to appear in ABC's upcoming remake of the 1980's classic DIRTY DANCING. 
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Aug 26, 2020
What does contentment really mean to us?
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 25, 2017
In a new interview with PEOPLE, professional dancer Mark Ballas, who recently made his Broadway debut as Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS, discusses his decision to return to ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS for the show's 25th season. 
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 A.A. Cristi - Apr 19, 2018
In words and music, Magic Times will celebrate the contributions of Caffe Cino to theater and to gay rights with a special event at the legendary, Cornelia Street Cafe, which sits next door to where Caffe Cino once resided, on Sunday, April 22, 2018.  
by Kaitlin Milligan - Apr 18, 2019
adidas Originals and Donald Glover officially launch Donald Glover Presents, revealing the fruits of a creative relationship that began in September 2018. With storytelling at the heart of the partnership, Glover and adidas Originals unveiled a range of new product offerings alongside the premiere of a series of short films.
by Heidi Scheuermann - Apr 17, 2018
This week is going to be great! Do you know why? It's because the 20th Anniversary tour of one of the best modern musicals is headed to the Saenger tonight! RENT, written by Jonathan Larson, follows a group of artists as they face life living in East Village as they deal with love and loss at the height of the AIDS epidemic. It's a story that teaches audience how to live their life in the present because tomorrow isn't guaranteed. What a lesson!
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Apr 10, 2020
Continuing our series of Living Room Concerts, the brilliant choreographer Fabian Aloise has a special treat: he's teaching us some of the moves from Bring It On: The Musical. Watch the video below!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2022
Previews begin tonight, April 1, for Lincoln Center Theater's production of Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic The Skin of Our Teeth. The production opens on Monday, April 25 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. Meet the cast here!

Your Own Thing Frequently Asked Questions

What is the order of songs in Your Own Thing and what's the order?
No One's Perfect, Dear
The Flowers
I'm Me!
Baby! Baby!
Come Away, Death
I'm on My Way to the Top
She Never Told Her Love
Be Gentle
The Apocalypse Fugue
What Do I Know?
The Now Generation
The Middle Years
When You're Young and in Love
Hunca Munca
Don't Leave Me
Do Your Own Thing
Let It Be

What productions of Your Own Thing have their been?
Your Own Thing has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, West End which opened in 1969 and US Tour which opened in 1970.

What awards has Your Own Thing been nominated for?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Russ Thacker.

What awards has Your Own Thing won?
Best Musical (New York Drama Critics Circle Awards ), Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Russ Thacker.

What productions of Your Own Thing have there been?
Your Own Thing has had 4 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, Off-Broadway which opened in 1968, West End which opened in 1969 and US Tour which opened in 1970.