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by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019
Ethel MermanÂ was a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage.' After being discovered byÂ Vinton FreedleyÂ as a singer at Brooklyn's Paramount movie theatre, she was signed to star in the Gershwin's new Broadway hit GIRL CRAZY where she stopped the show nightly with her performance of 'I Got Rhythm'.
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2019
Bright Star Tony Award nominee Carmen Cusack returned to Feinstein's/54 Below with a brand new show last night, February 13 at 7pm and 9:30pm. Joining Carmen were her Bright Star co-star and Drama Desk nominee Paul Alexander Nolan (Escape to Margaritaville, Slave Play at NYTW), and fellow Encores! Call Me Madam cast members Ben Davis (Violet) and internet personality Randy Rainbow.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2019
For the second time in Encores! history-and to honor City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series is reviving one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Call Me Madam centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as 'It's a Lovely Day Today' and 'Something to Dance About,' along with Berlin's most famous counterpoint duet, 'You're Just in Love.' Directed by Casey Hushion with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Denis Jones, Call Me Madam will run for seven performances only February 6 through 10 at New York City Center.
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 29, 2019
For the second time in Encores! history-and to honorÂ City Center'sÂ 75th Anniversary Season-the series isÂ revivingÂ one ofÂ itsÂ own revivals.Â AÂ highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995)Â and featuringÂ a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse,Â Call Me MadamÂ centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. The show pokes fun at a farÂ more polite and benignÂ political worldÂ andÂ includesÂ standardsÂ such asÂ 'It's a Lovely Day Today' and 'Something to Dance About,' along with Berlin's most famous counterpoint duet, 'You're Just in Love.'Â Directed byÂ CaseyÂ HushionÂ with music direction byÂ Encores! Music DirectorÂ Rob BermanÂ andÂ choreography byÂ Denis Jones,Â Call Me MadamÂ will run for seven performances only February 6 through 10 at New York City Center.Â
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2019
For the second time in Encores! history-and to honorÂ City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series is reviving one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score byÂ Irving BerlinÂ and book byÂ Howard LindsayÂ andÂ Russel Crouse.
BWW TV Exclusive: Dance Through 100 Years of Jerome Robbins' Legacy at the NYPL for the Performing Arts!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 9, 2018
Jerome Robbins, world renowned for his work as a choreographer and director of ballet and theater, film and television, would have been 100 years old on October 11, 2018. In honor of his life and legacy, The Jerome Robbins Foundation, partnering with other institutions across the country and around the world, celebrates his centennial year through Spring 2019.
by Stage Tube - Jun 10, 2018
saasdasdThe iconic Chita Rivera's career is practically unparalleled in the history of the American theatre, and on Sunday, she was honored with a Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement. In accepting her award, she said, 'I wouldn't trade my life in the theatre for anything, because theatre is life.' The legendary triple-threat closed her speech saying, 'There's still a lot of salt left in this shaker.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 15, 2018
On this day in 1984,Â Ethel Merman,Â a Broadway institution known as the 'undisputed First Lady of the musical comedy stage, passed away at the age of 76.Â
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2017
What better way to kick off the weekend than with a medley from one of Broadway's greatest? Watch Ethel Merman sing through her repertoire in this collection from a televised concert recorded at the Empire Room of the Waldorf-Astoria.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 5, 2017
Cafe Carlyle will welcome back Broadway legendÂ Chita Rivera, May 9-20. Last year's sold out Cafe Carlyle debut received raves reviews. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer,Â Chita RiveraÂ has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. At the Carlyle, Chita will be accompanied by her music directorÂ Michael CroiterÂ and trio. Below, watch as she chats with Richard Ridge about the upcoming appearance!
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016
Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton.
BWW TV: Watch Alan Cumming, Andy Karl & More Help Chita Rivera Make Her Triumphant Carnegie Hall Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2016
Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier MuÃ±oz Â and New York City Gay Men's Chorus.
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016
On last night's LATE LATE SHOW, after examining Ted Cruz's decision to pick Carly Fiorina as a running mate, and her subsequent song, James shows a clip of a man singing an apology during his trial.
BWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2016
Broadway legend Chita RiveraÂ will makeÂ her Cafe Carlyle debut later this month with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! An Evening of My Favorite Songs is aÂ a two-week engagement, runningÂ April 19-30. For tickets, visit:Â http://www.ticketweb.com
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016
Like THE ADDAMS FAMILY before it, the new musical HAZEL is based on a one-panel comic strip, though audiences are bound to be far more familiar with the character's hit TV series.
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016
Klea Blackhurst stars in a new musical inspired by Ted Key's comic and the hit 1960s sitcom.
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015
The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 5, 2015
The journey from the 21st Century back to Hollywood's glamourous golden age is an inspiring one when your "tour guides" are the legendary Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - portrayed by Darien Crago and Jeremy Benton in Westchester Broadway Theatre's production of Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical, running August 13-September 20.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2015
Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway legend and 2015 Tony nominee for The Visit- Chita Rivera. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Lyceum Theatre, what this role means to her, and so much more!
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2014
Popular PBS broadcaster Tavis Smiley interviewed Chita Rivera on his program yesterday, January 29, and you can watch the full appearance below, in which Rivera reflects on her history-making career!