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by Larry O'Brien - Feb 12, 2020
There are times when being a theater reviewer is a fabulous gig. Last night at the Providence Performing Arts Center was one of those times. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, running through Sunday at PPAC is not to be missed. It is warm, funny, sad, uplifting, and helps us see the world from the vantage point of the oppressed-it is gorgeous. First, let's give credit to FIDDLER'S creators: Jerry Bock wrote the music, Sheldon Harnick the lyrics, and Joseph Stein the book. Bock and Harnick had previously collaborated on the Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Fiorello; Stein had been part of the writing team along with Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Neil Simon on television's Your Show on Shows-these were some talented guys. The original Broadway production of the show, which opened in 1964, had the first musical theatre run in history to surpass 3,000 performances. It held the record for the longest running Broadway musical for almost ten years. The production was extraordinarily profitable and highly acclaimed. It won nine Tony awards, including best musical, score, book, direction and choreography. It spawned five Broadway revivals and a highly successful film adaptation and has enjoyed enduring international popularity.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
W.I. Productions presents The Sickness, a new play written and directed by Emil Varda. The Sickness plays a limited engagement through February 29 at Access Theatre (380 Broadway, at the corner of White Street, NYC). The official opening is Thursday, February 13 at 8PM. Tickets are available online at OvationTix.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2020
Ben Cameron stopped by to visit the cast of the hit Off-Broadway production of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation, now in its final week of a return limited engagement at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue) where performances resumed January 15, 2020 followed by an official re-opening on January 19, 2020. Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation plays its final performance Sunday afternoon, February 16, 2020 at 2:30pm.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020
SHAKESPEARE is coming to Araluen Botanic Park, as Roleystone Theatre gets ready to deliver romance, magic and mayhem.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 4, 2020
The 30th Annual Kleban Prize For Musical Theatre reception was held on Monday, February 3.
Photo Flash: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Will Swenson and More Join Princeton Symphony Orchestra for THE BIG TIME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020
On Friday, January 31, Broadway stars and musicians of the Princeton Symphony Orchestra performedÂ a concert reading of The Big Time, a new musical comedy from Douglas Carter Beane, author of Broadway'sÂ Sister Act,Â Cinderella, andÂ Xanadu.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020
South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT) is pleased the announce the full cast and creative team for the Company's first 2020 production, the charming musical comedy SHE LOVES ME. Described by The New York Times as âa bonbon of a musicalâ and a âtasty tale of love lost and found at the workplace,â the original Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME was nominated for five 1964 Tony Awards; the show has since enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, in 1993 (Winner, Tony Award âBest Revival of a Musicalâ) and 2016. SHE LOVES ME features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It is based on the play Parfumerie by MiklÃ³s LÃ¡szlÃ³ (which has also served as the basis for the films The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime and You've Got Mail).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020
Eric McCormack and Steven Weber paid a visit to the cast of Beetlejuice last night!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020
Soul to Soul, the electrifying and emotionally captivating theatrical concert that explores the parallels of African American and Jewish history took the stage at the Museum of Jewish Heritage â A Living Memorial to the Holocaust this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day weekend on Sunday, January 19. Presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF), Soul to Soul included for the first time the participation of Oscar- and Grammy-nominated IMPACT Repertory Theatre.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 20, 2020
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, is presenting the return engagement of the Off-Broadway production of Gerard Alessandrini's hilarious musical spoof of all things theatre Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation. PerformancesÂ resumed Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for a limited engagement through Sunday afternoon, February 9, 2020 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2020
On Monday, January 13th, Feinstein's/54 Below presented a one-night only, sold out concert evening to honor the hilarious, iconic Mensch of comedy, Mel Brooks.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2020
Carolyn Maitland, Dave Willetts and Sam Attwater will star as Rebecca, Avram and Bronfman respectively in RAGS The Musical at Park Theatre, London. The show will run for a limited season from 9 January to 8 February 2020, with a press night on 14 January. RAGS The Musical has a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), revised book by David Thompson, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked) and music by Charles Strouse (Annie).
Photo Flash: First Look At TO LIFE 2: More Stories & Music Celebrating The Contributions Of Jewish Composers To The Golden Age Of Broadway
by Carol Kassie - Jan 13, 2020
Get a first look at photos of the cast, director, and music director of To Life 2: More Stories & Music Celebrating the Contributions of Jewish Composers to the Golden Age of Broadway. The production will run through February 2nd at the Willow Theatre in Boca Raton.
Photo Flash: Take a Look at Rehearsal Photos of the BTC Gala And Alumni Show THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Broadway Training Center of Westchester's 2020 Winter Gala could not be more aptly named. Drawing inspiration from one of cinema's most iconic musical fantasies, artistic directors Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos have titled the Jan. 4 fundraiser âThere's No Place Like Home.âÂ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish got a special guest this weekend when Hillary Clinton stopped by!
by Benjamin Tomchik - Dec 12, 2019
This holiday season; skip the presents under the tree. All I want is tickets to Fiddler on the Roof at the National Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Six weeks of enthusiastic fundraising erupted into two extraordinary performances of lighthearted parodies, inspiring calls-to-action and exceptional dance at this year's Red Bucket Follies. The show, which was performed December 9 and 10, 2019, celebrated the 58 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies that participated in fall fundraising for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
BWW Exclusive: Joel Grey and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF IN YIDDISH Cast Celebrate Hanukkah on Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Dec 7, 2019
Carols for a Cure is back for 2019 in its 21st edition! Below, check out exclusive photos as Joel Grey the cast of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish gathers to record their track- 'Drey Dreydele.'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019
La MaMa in association with the Obie award-winning Theatre Three Collaborative opened their new cli-fi eco-feminist fable OTHER THAN WE, written and directed by Karen Malpede for a two-week limited engagement at The Downstairs at La MaMa (66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003) on Saturday, Nov 23rd at 7:00pm. $25 tickets at http://lamama.org/other-than-we/.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda dropped by to see Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish on Friday night and went backstage to meet Joel Grey and the cast.