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Lyceum Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
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BWW Review: GYPSY Is Still The Greatest!
by Steve Callahan - Jul 30, 2018

The grandest of all of America's grand outdoor theaters has opened Gypsy. In its one hundredth season the MUNY in St. Louis brings us one of their very finest productions. It's certainly one of the best musical theater offerings I've ever seen. (more...)

BWW Review: DANCERS FOR GOOD BENEFIT FOR THE ACTORS FUND at Guild Hall East Hampton
by Cindy Sibilsky - Jul 25, 2018

Dancers for Good, a glitzy gala benefitting The Actors Fund brought top dance talents from Martha Graham, Paul Taylor Dance Companies and more to East Hampton in a flawless, echanting evening of dance honoring two legends and true 'dancers for good': Bebe Neuwith & Chita Rivera. (more...)

Photo Flash: To Be or Not to Be! First Look at Janet McTeer in BERNHARDT/HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Shakespeare superstar Janet McTeer is headed to Broadway with the revolutionary play Bernhardt/Hemlet. Get a first look below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night at the Birdland Theater
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 18, 2018

Gianni Valenti, the music world's gift to New York City, has created another venue for the performing arts. Jim Caruso made it official last night as he introduced Lucie Arnaz, who with her longtime friend and music director Ron Abel thrilled a Celebrity filled opening night audience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 17, 2018

New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia spoke it fluently as did James Cagney. Barbara Streisand can converse, and Judy Garland sang in it. Last night the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene premiered Fiddler On The Roof in Yiddish directed by Joel Grey for a VIP Opening Night audience and Gala which honored Jeffrey S. Wisenfeld, Chairman of the Folksbiene. (more...)

Photo Flash: ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE Comes to Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

An unforgettable love story inspired by one of the most romantic movies of all time. Stephen Sachs directs Deaf actors Deanne Bray (Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye, Heroes) and Troy Kotsur (title role in Cyrano at the Fountain, Big River on Broadway) in Sachs' newest play, inspired by the screenplay for Noel Coward's Brief Encounter. The world premiere of Arrival & Departure will open on July 14 and continue through September 30 at the Fountain Theatre. The cast also features hearing actors Jessica Jade Andres, Adam Burch, Brian Robert Burns, Shon Fuller, Kyra Kotsur, Aurelia Myersand Stasha Surdyke. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HAIRSPRAY at The Argyle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre presents the Tony Award winning hit Broadway musical Hairspray with book by Marc O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island). Performances began Thursday, July 12, 2018 for a limited run through Sunday, August 26, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bay Street Theatre's 27th Annual Gala
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 12, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 7, 2018, with Jane Lynch as emcee. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with Celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing. And due to future restoration of the Long Wharf, this was the final gala to be held there. The theme this year was a Celebration of the Golden Age of Broadway. A star-filled concert kicked off the evening, with songs from the most beloved musicals including South Pacific, West Side Story, On The Town, Carousel, and more, written by the hilarious, award-winning playwright Jonathan Tolins (playwright of Buyer and Cellar and Bay Street's hit comedy The Forgotten Woman). Entertainment included Broadway star and East Hampton resident Howard McGillin (Mystery of Edwin Drood, Gigi, Bay Street's My Fair Lady and Grey Gardens) performing 'Some Enchanted Evening' and 'Something's Coming'; German and Australian star Sarah Bowden (Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl) and Cory Lingner performed 'Whatever Lolo Wants' with special thanks from Mary Callahan and Nicole Fosse from The Verdon Fosse Legacy; choreographer Joshua Bergasse who recreated his Tony nominated staging of 'New York, New York' from On the Town; and Robert Fairchild, former Principal Dancer New York City Ballet and starred in An American in Paris on Broadway performed 'Kansas City'; Phyre Hawkins performed 'Come Rain or Come Shine'; Nick Cearley and Wayne Alan Wilcox performed a medley from Guy and Dolls; Other performers include Bay Street Acting Apprentices Kara Arena, Lewis Elliott, Allison Gray, Meghan LeFlam, Anthony Sims and Phillip Young. The full company sang 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain.' Jane Lynch (two-time Emmy winning host of Hollywood Game Night and an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee) sang 'You'll Never Get Away From Me' with Richard Kind (Amazon's Red Oaks, The Producers, The Big Knife, Mad About You, Spin City, A Bug's Life, Cars, Inside Out, and Bay Street's productions including Enter Laughing, Romance, Travesties, and The Lady in Question). 'It was a wonderful evening and a great way to celebrate our last summer gala on the Long Wharf,' says Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director. 'We will have a new location next year, but we had an amazing music-filled sunset party that supports Bay Street Theater.' 'The annual gala was a wonderful event and Bay Street's only fundraiser of the year,' says Executive Director Tracy Mitchell. 'Besides being a fun night in the theater and on the Wharf, the gala is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts allowing us to support more than thirty other community organizations on the East End.' The evening's auction items included a week-long stay in St. Barth's for 4 at a luxury 2- bedroom WIMCO villa, complete with unparalleled concierge service, and roundtrip flights to the island from San Juan via private carrier Tradewind Aviation. Other items included an 8-day cruise on Viking Cruises for 2, a walk on role in EVITA with dinner for 8 guests at The American Hotel, and many, many more. This year, the Bay Street Theater honored Sag Harbor businesses as a thank you for supporting the Gala for the past 27 years, Bay Street Theater honored Bay Street Board Members Luigi Caiola and Erik Batt, who along with their spouses and families have been devoted supporters. Also attending the Gala among Broadway stars and performers were actor Steven Fales from the upcoming production of Confessions of a Mormon Boy(July 17-22), Lorna Luft,The cast of Frost/Nixon (running now through July 22) including Harris Yulin and Daniel Gerroll. This year's sponsors (list in progress) include: Peeko Oysters, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Bedell Wine, Clovis Point Winery, Tradewind Aviation, Channing Daughters Winery, Hamptons H2O Water, Simple Vodka, Sag Harbor Rum, Sag Harbor Florist, Land's End, Oban, Peconic Landing, Viking River Cruises, Searles Graphics, Sterling Affair, Bridgehampton National Bank, Corcoran Group, Hamptons Magazine, Dan's Papers, Purist, Beach Magazine, and WIMCO Villas. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500. Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: North Shore Music Theatre Presents PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

PETER PAN, the high-flying Tony© Award-winning musical, follows the adventures of Peter Pan and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, as they visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night. (more...)

Countdown to Barks: Sutton Foster, Ariana DeBose, Max von Essen & More Show Off Their Pets in Tails of Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

After a long week of treading the boards, what better way for performers to unwind than with the affection of a furry friend? To get ready for the big weekend, we're flashing back through our own series, Tails of Broadway, in which photographer Jessica Fallon Gordon captures priceless moments between Broadway's brightest stars and their pets. Click here for more of Tails of Broadway! (more...)

BWW Interview: LEGALLY BLONDE at The Pinewood Bowl In Lincoln
by Christine Swerczek - Jul 10, 2018

I have never been to the Pinewood Bowl in Lincoln, Nebraska. Lincoln, our neighbor to the west, is a short 40 minute drive from Omaha on a good day. When the Huskers are playing, that is another story. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center Host SOME ENCHANTED EVENING Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 7, 2018, with Jane Lynch as emcee.  The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with Celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing. And due to future restoration of the Long Wharf, this was the final gala to be held there. (more...)

Countdown to Barks: Get Animated with 17 Years of Broadway Barks Posters!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

For the past 20 years, more than 2,000 cats and dogs have stolen Broadway's spotlight and the hearts of all who come to Broadway Barks. Approximately 85% of these furry friends have successfully found forever homes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andrew Morton Attends Opening Night Of THE DIANA TAPES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

'The Diana Tapes' produced by What Will the Neighbors Say? and Stockwell Playhouse opened to a full house on June 26th in London, following an Off-Broadway run at HERE Arts Center last month. Andrew Morton, the main character of the play, was in attendance along with News Night anchor Kirsty Wark and West End actor Charlotte Randle among others.  (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with ALKALINE at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

pluck. productions in association with Park Theatre present the world premiere of Alkaline by Stephanie Martin, which is set to be performed at Park Theatre from 10th July - 4th August 2018. Alkaline is a play about faith, friendship and fear, but at its heart a story about female friendship, shining a light on painful endings and new beginnings. The play also explores ideas surrounding British identity and who chooses to define it, questioning whether we dare to be different in today's society. Alkaline follows pluck. productions' most recent production, Birthday Suit, which played to critical acclaim and was nominated for three Off West-End Awards. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gloria Allred Women's Rights Champion Roasted at the Friars Club
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 22, 2018

In 1983 Phyllis Diller had to dress up in drag to sneak into a men's only Sid Caesar's Friars Roast. Last night women's champion Friar Gloria Allred resplendent in an attractive pants and gold jacket was escorted through the front door of The Monastery for that time-honored Friar privilege of being Roasted. BroadwayWorld was there for photos only. What's said in the Friars, stays in the Friars. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN on Broadway Makes Way for Some Exciting Celebrity Visitors!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Aladdin on Broadway made way for some star visitors this week as Lea Salonga, Merle Dandridge, and Alex Newell of Broadway's Once on This Island and television star Ty Burrell stopped in for a visit with the good people of Agrabah. Check out behind the scenes photos of the visit below! (more...)

Photo Flash: ALADDIN Celebrates Two Years on the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Last night, Aladdin celebrated its second birthday on London's West End. The show was celebrated with a Celebrity gala that included guests such as Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, Marcus Collins, Amelia Lily, Ore Oduba, Ryan Molloy, Killian Murphy, Made in Chelsea's Ryan Libbey, and London Hughes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Museum Exhibit Honoring Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Opens at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

The first-ever museum exhibition about a publicist, honoring the Celebrity-studded life and career of a promotional genius who was nationally recognized and greatly admired, debuts June 19 - September 16 at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU with the premiere of Charlie Cinnamon: Legendary Press Agent. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lillias White, Danny Gardner & More Preview PERFECT PICTURE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 19, 2018

Perfect Picture, a new musical inspired by the dramatic life of Norman Rockwell and his quest to paint the 4 Freedoms will play The Arkell Pavillion at the Southern Vermont Arts Center (930 SVAC Drive in Manchester, VT) July 20-21, 2018. Perfect Picture is directed and choreographed by four time Tony® Award Nominee Randy Skinner (42nd Street, Dames at Sea, State Fair, WhiteChristmas), with book and lyrics by Emmy® Award winner Eileen Bluestone Sherman (The Odd Potato, Deep Dark Secrets), and music by Gail C. Bluestone (The Odd Potato). Starring Tony and Emmy Award Winner Lillias White (Cy Coleman's The Life, Dreamgirls, Sesame Street), the musical is produced by Joshua Sherman Productions and The Mill, a not for profit production facility and center for artist collaboration in Arlington, Vermont. (more...)