Saturday, May 25, 2024

Highlights from Encores! ZORBA- with John Turturro, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie & More! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert M…

SOURCE: YouTube at 01:12PM
Friday, November 17, 2023

Broadway Games: One of These Things Is Not Like the Others by JK

Broadway Games:  One of These Things Is Not Like The Others Was thinking back to my childhood and remembering that as a small tyke, one of my favorite games was "One of These Things Is Not…

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Friday, September 8, 2023

Name That Show: 1960s Broadway Songs by JK

Hello, show tune lovers! Today's game is all about songs from Broadway musicals that opened in the 1960s. You've probably at least heard of all the shows included here, but how familiar are …

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

HAPPY 96TH, JOHN KANDER by Ron Fassler

John Kander, born on this date March 18, 1927.March 18, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Today is the 96th birthday of the legendary composer John Kander, who is still doi…

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Broadway Games: ABBA Returns! by JK

Yesterday came the announcement that ABBA was coming back with a whole new album, Voyager and a new concert of sorts. To celebrate our favorite Swedish phenomenon, we bring you a new Broadw…

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Broadway Games: The Missing Lyrics of Kander and Ebb by JK

This week's game is a challenging one. Do you know the missing lyrics from these Kander and Ebb songs? Broadway Games: The Missing Lyrics of Kander and Ebb To help you out, we've named the…

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Graciela Daniele to Receive 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre by Caitlin Moynihan

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced that Tony-nominated director and choreographer Graciela Daniele will receive the 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Th…

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Monday, May 10, 2021

10 Kander and Ebb II by Elizabeth Wheless

Part two of our conversation with John Kander and Fred Ebb, songwriters for such Broadway shows as WOMAN OF THE YEAR, 70, GIRLS, 70, THE RINK, THE HAPPY TIME, and ZORBA. They talk about thei…

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Monday, April 19, 2021

07 Joseph Stein by Bpn Admin As

The legendary book writer of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF and THE BAKER’S WIFE, Joseph Stein, shares his writing process and his insights into what contributes to a good book of a musical. Together…

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Santino Fontana | "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" | R&H Goes Pop! (Official Audio) by Rodgers & Hammerstein

Santino Fontana | "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful?" | R&H Goes Pop! (Official Audio) Don’t miss a song! Subscribe today! The R&H GOES POP! series…

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Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Track By Track: Zorba (New Broadway Cast Recording) by JK

I was looking through my vinyl collection the other day, and came across my copy of the 1983 "New Broadway Cast recording" of Zorba. I had seen the show during its national tour, which starr…

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 by JK

 This Week in Broadway History: January 10 - 16 🎭OPENING NIGHTS🎭 January 10, 1947: Finian's Rainbow, the Lane/Harburg classic opened at the 46th Street Theatre, going on to w…

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

Musical of the Month: Curtains: The Creative Team by JK

March's Musical of the Month, Curtains had a top-notch creative team. Each one has an impressive resume of credits and awards. For some, this show marked another step on their continuing cr…

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Thursday, January 30, 2020

MUSICAL OF THE MONTH: Applause: The Creatives by JK

In this final installment of January's Musical of the Month series, we take a look back at the creative team behind Applause.  The writing and design teams are chock full of Broadway royal…

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Conference Call: "Over Here!" at The Triad: Will Nunziata, Blake Allen, Debbie Gravitte, Jessica Hendy, and Haley Swindal by Adam Rothenberg

I love shows that celebrate the people who help keep us safe from the Army to the Navy to everything in between. One show that has not been revived since it’s Broadway run is Over Here! an…

SOURCE: Call Me Adam at 08:36PM
Saturday, August 10, 2019

Remembering Steel Pier by Mark Robinson

The composing team of Kander and Ebb were often attracted to properties that allowed them to tell a show-within-a-show story, often using the show or entertainment style within to provide …

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Monday, August 5, 2019

How a 15-Year-Old Rita Rudner Was Cast in Zorba by Seth Rudetsky

This week in the life of Seth Rudetsky, Seth shares backstage stories from Rita Rudner’s Broadway days, plus memories of the late Hal Prince.

SOURCE: Playbill at 03:27PM
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Harold Prince Details the Work and Research Behind 1968’s Zorba by Harold Prince

From conversations with Kander and Ebb to a research trip to Crete, Prince shared diary entries from his year-long journey with Zorba for the March 1969 issue of Playbill.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:16PM
Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Remembering The Happy Time by Mark Robinson

The composing team of Kander and Ebb are typically first remembered as the creators of the edgy, flashy, razzle-dazzle music of such shows as Cabaret  and Chicago. It would be wrong, how…

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Jana Robbins and Haley Swindal to Perform We Just Move On!—The Songs of Kander and Ebb by Adam Hetrick

The veterans of Zorba and Cabaret will join forces for the February concerts at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Around the World in 80 Musicals: Part III: The Rest of Europe by JK

Get those theatrical passports ready, theater fans! Our world tour continues throughout Europe, with stops in 12 countries. This week's adventure covers 15 more musicals - some huge hits, ot…

SOURCE: JK's TheatreScene at 07:32AM
Tuesday, August 7, 2018

BWW Review: Israeli Star Sasson Gabay Revisits His Film Role in Broadway's THE BAND'S VISIT by Michael Dale

The last time an actor appeared in a Broadway musical playing a role he had previously essayed on film, it was 1983, when Anthony Quinn opened in the revival of ZORBA. Sharing that unusual d…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:33AM
Sunday, August 5, 2018

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony Winner Debbie Gravitte by Behind The Curtain

The musical theatre goddess that is Debbie Gravitte swings by Shetler Studios to tell Rob and Kevin about her amazing career that got started doing Annie Get Your Gun with Gower Champion all…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 06:24PM
Friday, August 3, 2018

The Friday 5: 5 Kander and Ebb Shows in Need of Revival by JK

Broadway history is full of great writing teams - Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Menken and Ashman, Pasek and Paul - all great, all with seminal works. But there is one pair whos…

SOURCE: JK's TheatreScene at 07:42AM
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Episode 542: The Forgotten Musicals of Kander and Ebb from Z to A by MusicalTalk

Dom and Robert are let off the lead by Nick and are allowed to talk to their heart's content about the more un-known shows of Kander and Ebb including The Rink, The Visit, Zorba and Woman of…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

REVIEW: The Band's Visit by JK

Review of the Saturday, February 24, 2018 matinee performance at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre in New York City.  Starring Katrina Lenk, Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani,  Ari'el Stachel,…

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff: Part Three: ’70 Girls 70,’ ‘Chicago,’ � by Richard Seff

ACT TWO. Two years later, in 1970, I once again tried to put together a package of my clients – in the show that became 70 Girls 70 – for I’d enjoyed looking after Chita Ri…

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

‘COME HEAR THE MUSIC PLAY:’ Memories of My Twenty Years as Agent For John Kander by Richard Seff: Part Two: ‘The Curtain Rises’: ‘Flora, the by Richard Seff

John Kander, Fred Ebb, and Richard Seff at a dinner honoring Harold Prince. Photo courtesy of Richard Seff. THE CURTAIN RISES One of the properties for which I tried to get this new team hir…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:26PM
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

VIDEO: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Michael C. Bernardi Reveals Five Things He Learned From His Father, Herschel Bernardi by Michael Dale

Though Herschel Bernardi's name was above the title on the opening nights of Broadway's BAJOUR and ZORBA, the musical theatre role he's most known for is one where he came in as a replacemen…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:20PM
Sunday, July 31, 2016

The World Goes Round review – Kander and Ebb's greatest (feminist) hits by Alfred Hickling

Stephen Joseph theatre, Scarborough The musicals of John Kander and Fred Ebb have brought us showstopping songs and great characters, from bored housewives to ageing shoplifters – all of w…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 09:22AM
Monday, July 11, 2016

Off-Broadway Review: Out of the Mouths of Babes by Lauren Yarger

Image: Judith Ivey and Estelle Parsons. Photo: Carol RoseggWhat Happens When Four Women Who Loved the Same Man Get Together? Not What You Might ExpectBy Lauren YargerJust throw out reality f…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards