Monday, April 15, 2019

King Kong Standout Peter Chursin on How Auditioning for Madonna Led Him to Broadway by Caitlin Moynihan

Peter ChursinWhen Peter Chursin's mother signed him up for tap dance classes to keep him busy in the summer as a five-year-old, she had no idea that she was putting him on a path that would …

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Dance Preview: Local dancers keep Alvin Ailey’s spirit alive! by Carolyn Kelemen

More than any other major dance company, the world-famous Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater attracts an audience looking for a fun night on the town. These fans – who will no doubt be out…

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Thursday, April 4, 2019

Julie Halston to Reunite with Alec Baldwin & Anne Heche in Twentieth Century Benefit by Andy Lefkowitz

Additional casting is set for Roundabout Theatre Company's upcoming benefit performance of the play Twentieth Century. The previously announced event, reuniting 2004 revival stars Alec Bald…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Danny Mac & More to Join Audrey Brisson in U.K. Premiere of Amélie Musical by Andy Lefkowitz

West End veteran and Strictly Come Dancing star Danny Mac has been cast as Nino Quincampoix in the upcoming U.K.-premiere staging of the musical Amélie. He joins the previously announced st…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

'The Choir of Man' is just the thing for a warm-spirited night on the town by Chris Jones

Got a bachelorette party in your near future? Planning a girls’ (or boys’) night out? Looking for a full-throated, multi-generational, warm-spirited night on the town? “The Choir of Me…

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Around The U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part I: Northeast by JK

With the success of last year's Around the World in 80 Musicals (and thank you for your support on that!), we are happy to bring you a new series: Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals! Over the…

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Today on Broadway: Monday, February 25, 2019 by Matt Tamanini

Listen: “Singin’ in the Rain,” “On the Town” Director Stanley Donen Passes Away, “Ain’t Too Proud” and “Lear” Begin Performances this Week, “The Heart of Rock and Roll…

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Monday, February 18, 2019

ON THE TOWN … with CHIP DEFFAA, February 18, 2019 by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

Westchester Broadway's Ain't Misbehavin'--the 208th offering at this venerable dinner theater--is indeed in good hands. For starters, it is directed by none other than Richard Maltby Jr., w…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

On the Town’s Alysha Umphress Will Play Feinstein’s at the Nikko by Adam Hetrick

San Francisco performances will take place April 12 and 13.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Snapshot: Perry Como sings “Lucky to Be Me” by Terry Teachout

Perry Como sings “Lucky to Be Me” (from On the Town), by Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green. This performance was originally broadcast on NBC’s Chesterfield Su…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Tony Yazbeck to Star in Marc Blitzstein's Folk Opera The Cradle Will Rock at Classic Stage by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck has signed on to headline the upcoming new off-Broadway staging of Marc Blitzstein's folk opera The Cradle Will Rock. The previously announced production of Cla…

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Ladies Celebrating Ladies: Take Your Gals to Broadway this Galentine’s Day by Broadwaydirect

It’s the best day of the year: Galentine’s Day! It’s time to head out on the town with your best girlfriends for a night of celebrating each other. Check out these musicals that would …

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Tony Yazbeck to Star in The Scarlet Pimpernel Concert at Lincoln Center by Andy Lefkowitz

Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck has been cast in the central role of Percy Blakeney in Manhattan Concert Productions' highly anticipated new staging of The Scarlet Pimpernel. The previously an…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Hamilton's Miriam-Teak Lee to Sing 'Baby One More Time' & More Pop Hits in West End-Bound & Juliet by Andy Lefkowitz

Some of the biggest pop anthems of the last 30 years will be sung onstage in the new Max Martin musical & Juliet, newly announced to arrive at the Manchester Opera House this f…

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Miriam-Teak Lee to lead new West End musical, & Juliet by Robin Johnson

A brand new West End musical, & Juliet, will follow the Shakespearean character on a new adventure, starring Hamilton and On The Town's Miriam-Teak Lee. The post Miriam-Teak Lee to lead…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Do You Feel Anger? Sets Initial Casting for New York Premiere at Vineyard Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Principal casting is here for the upcoming New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg's dark comedy Do You Feel Anger? at the Vineyard Theatre. The previously announced off-Broadway …

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Do You Feel the Anger? Sets Initial Casting for New York Premiere at Vineyard Theatre by Andy Lefkowitz

Principal casting is here for the upcoming New York premiere of Mara Nelson-Greenberg's dark comedy Do You Feel the Anger? at the Vineyard Theatre. The previously announced off-Broadway&…

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Corey Cott to Reprise Kennedy Center West Side Story Turn at Lyric Opera of Chicago by Andy Lefkowitz

Beloved Broadway star Corey Cott (Bandstand) has signed on to repeat his acclaimed turn as Tony for a production of West Side Story at Lyric Opera of Chicago from May 3 through June 2. Cott …

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Sunday, January 6, 2019

ON THE TOWN… with Chip Deffaa, January 6, 2019 by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

No one loves Berlin's music more than I do. But the creators of this stage adaptation have tried to jam too many well-known songs into the show. I think that cutting a couple of the songs…

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Friday, December 28, 2018

Original ON THE TOWN Star Sono Osato Passes Away Age 99 by BroadwayWorld

BroadwayWorld is sad to report that iconic dancer and performer Sono Osato has passed away. She was 99.

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Sono Osato, Dancer Who Broke Ground in On the Town, Dies at 99 by Adam Hetrick

The Japanese-American dancer created the role of Ivy Smith in the 1944 Broadway premiere of Leonard Bernstein’s On the Town.

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Sono Osato, Star Of Ballets Russes And Broadway, Dead At 99 by Artsjournal1

“[She] toured the world with the Ballets Russes de Monte Carlo, performed with the Ballet Theater in New York and then gained acclaim on Broadway in the World War II-era musicals One T…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

My Fair Lady, On the Town Movies Among 2018 National Film Registry Inductees by Logan Culwell-Block

The Library of Congress-run program recognizes 25 films annually as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

#TBT: Xanadu: The Book (Seriously!) by JK

Like many young kids in the early 80's, I played the soundtrack to the movie Xanadu to death, and I knew every lyric, pause and audible breath on the Olivia Newton-John side. And I play…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

“The Unanswered Question” at Maison de la Radio, France by Blouin Artinfo

“The Unanswered Question,” a co-production with France Culture is a one of its kind concert drama, where French singer & actor Lambert Wilson pays tribute to legendary TV star Leonar…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Our Bar: Theater in a Bar by Sandi Durell

    By Ron Fassler   Whether you are a visitor to New York, or a die-hard resident, almost everyone loves a night on the town that might include stopping in someplace in searc…

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REVIEW: King Kong by JK

Review of the Saturday, November 3 evening preview performance at the Broadway Theatre in New York City. Starring Christiani Pitts, Eric William Morris and Erik Lochtefeld. Written by Jack T…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Smash & Broadway Choreographer Joshua Bergasse Is Wed in Sunset Beach, NC by Andy Lefkowitz

Congratulations to Emmy winner and Tony nominee Joshua Bergasse and his longtime love, acclaimed ballet dancer Sara Mearns, who were married on November 3 in Sunset Beach, North Carolina, ac…

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

ON THE TOWN… with Chip Deffaa …. October 28nd, 2018 by Chip Deffaa, Editor-At-Large

The generous spirit of Jonathan Larson (1960-1996) certainly was felt in New York's great supper club, Feinstein's/54 Below, the night I went to see The Jonathan Larson Project (which filled…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

“Tribute to Jerome Robbins” at Palais Garnier, Paris by Blouin Artinfo

The new ballet show “Tribute to Jerome Robbins” will be on stage fromOctober 27, 2018 through November 14, 2018 at Palais Garnier, Paris.Creative team includes: music by Claude Debussy; …

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Monday, October 8, 2018

From Ballet to Broadway With Dancer Megan Fairchild by Roberto Araujo

The New York City Ballet principal dancer made her Broadway debut in On the Town in 2014.

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