WP Theater Gala

Bonnie Comley

Bonnie Comley to be honored at WP 40th Anniversary Season Gala

This year, at their 4oth Anniversary Season Gala, WP Theater is honoring Bonnie for her incredible accomplishments as a leader in the Broadway community, Founder and Co-President of BroadwayHD and a multi Tony Award-Winning Producer.

Read more >

Golden Shamrock Gala

The Gingold Theatrical Group honored Stephen Schwarz and Mary Pamela Singleton

March 17, 2019: The Gingold Theatrical Group hosted their 2019 Golden Shamrock Gala on Saturday, March 16th at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street), and honored humanitarian and award-winning creator of Godspell, Pippin, and Wicked, Stephen Schwartz, and tireless supporter of the arts in New York, Mary Pamela Singleton.

Read more >

Into the Woods: In Concert

By: Iris Wiener

Broadway stars headed Into the Woods in Patchogue on March 8th and 9th as a part of the Patchogue Theatre’s ongoing Broadway Series, a popular concert program that was created by Gary Hygom and John McDaniel. The Stephen Sondheim musical fantasy was at its finest, backed by a phenomenal 15-piece orchestra with sixteen diverse, extraordinarily talented performers bringing new life to a timeless classic. The production featured McDaniel’s direction and conduction, with Stephen DeAngelis’ casting.

Read more >

My Fair Lady

Allan Corduner, Laura Benanti, Christian Dante White, and the company of Lincoln Center Theater’s “My Fair Lady.”

5 Reasons Why My Fair Lady is Worth a Second Visit

By: Iris Wiener

March 8, 2019: How can you improve upon a stellar musical that was nominated for ten Tony awards (of which it won one) and five Drama Desk awards (of which it won two)? It’s a difficult feat, but not an impossible one. The classic show, now playing at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theatre, has aged well in its current production, and still feels as fresh and exciting as it did when it opened in April 2018. This is equally attributable to the care with which My Fair Lady was originally constructed and the new talent that only elevates the exquisite piece. Here are five of many reasons why it’s time for a second go-round with this “loverly” musical:

Read more >

Paulanne Simmons Unscripted

Merrily We Roll Along … Again

February 27, 2019: Seeing Roundabout’s revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along reminded me of two things. First, Sondheim, even at his worst is better than almost all of his imitators. And second, producers and directors would do well to stop reviving plays and musicals that weren’t so great the first (and sometimes second and third) time round.

Read more >

Oscars

91st Annual Oscars Telecast Live on ABC Sunday; Barbra Streisand Will Be Among the Presenters/Hosts

By: Ellis Nassour

February 21, 2019: There’ll be no host with the mostest on Sunday’s live telecast of the 91st annual Oscars from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre – that is, unless rumors of Whoopi Goldberg being a surprise host are true. Variety has listed her as appearing, which means she must be recovered from a very serious bout of pneumonia. The plan in place is to have a totally disorganized extravaganza with literally a zillion presenters from the ranks of celebs and near celebs.

Read more >

Bye Bye Birdie

on BroadwayHD

February 7, 2019– It’s time to put on a happy face because BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, is bringing the 1995 Star-Studded TV adaptation of the delightful Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie to its platform on February 7.  This Emmy Award nominated musical comedy directed by Tony Award-winner Gene Saks (The Odd Couple) is supported by an all-star cast featuring Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), and Chynna Phillips (Bridesmaids).  

Read more >

Diana Ross

Diana Ross’ Diamond Jubilee!  Are You Ready?

By: Fred Rimando

February 6, 2019: You Can’t Hurry Love.  Fans have been waiting for this date ever since Diana Ross first announced her February residency last November.  Tonight, Diana Ross takes the stage at the Wynn Encore Theater in Las Vegas for the first of 9 nights; spreaded out over the next three weeks.

Read more >

The Sound of Music Live

Broadway HD

January 31, 2019: The more you see it, the more it becomes one of your favorite things! Since making its Broadway debut in 1959, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s perennial classic has been embraced by audiences around the globe.  Now, in celebration of its 60th anniversary, THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE, an ambitious, live-broadcast production from BAFTA-nominated director Coky Giedroyc, will be released on BroadwayHD on January 31.  

Read more >

Paulanne Simmons Unscripted

My Problem with Problem Plays

January 27, 2019: The problem play is a form of realistic drama that developed during the 19th century. It deals with a contemporary social controversy. Its major proponent was the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen; A Doll’s House and An Enemy of the People quickly come to mind. But there’s also Alexandre Dumas, whose The Lady of the Camellias deals with prostitution, and George Bernard Shaw, who wrote about prostitution too, as well as religion, feminism and poverty.

Read more >

The Cher Show

Matthew Hydzik, Emily Skinner, Jarrod Spector, Micaela Diamond, Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks, Michael Berresse and Michael Campayno in “The Cher Show”

5 Reasons Why The Cher Show Shines

By: Iris Wiener

January 24, 2019: In an industry that now boasts jukebox musicals on a regular basis, how is The Cher Show different from the rest of the pack? Though it does feature many of the same tired tropes as Summer, On Your Feet! and Beautiful (to name only a few), it does own its place in the current offerings on Broadway. Though its structure is quite predictable while dodging many of the more controversial aspects of her life, The Cher Show still manages to be its own experience. Here are five reasons it’s worth it to check out the musical and turn back time:

Read more >

Legere Glows in a Night of Stardust

Phoebe Legere Photo: Yasha Goldentyer

A THEATRICAL EVENING DEDICATED TO DAVID BOWIE

By: Jared Klein

January 13, 2019: A Night of Stardust, the annual Philadelphia-based concert dedicated to the memory of legendary David Bowie, was a stunning fiery ball of theatrical greatness and extraordinary musicianship thanks to headliner Phoebe Legere who graced the stage in a manner similar to the beautifully, exquisite and talented rock legend being honored that night. 

Read more >

BroadwayHD for Xmas

Give the gift that keeps giving, BroadwayHD.

December 20, 2018:  Looking for a last-minute, perfectly unique, stocking stuffer, or a special gift for a loved one? Check out BroadwayHD, a gift that will keep giving all year long with hours upon hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family.  BroadwayHD uses the latest technology and multiple cameras to capture the excitement of a live Broadway performance in front of a live audience. The experience is delivered to your own TV with the best possible angles, video, and audio.  Featuring a catalog of over 270 shows, there’s something for everyone. Take a look at all BroadwayHD has to offer, including clips from available productions at https://www.broadwayhd.com/index.php/shows  You can join for as little as $8.99 a month or $99.99 a year.

Read more >

Big Apple Circus

Big Apple Circus Rings In the Holiday Season at Lincoln Center with Tradition, Thrills, and Wonder

By: Ellis Nassour

November 29, 2018:  What better to ring in the holidays than with New York’s home-grown Big Apple Circus, presenting a whimsical marriage of traditional theater and classic circus under its colorful Big Top in Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park? The 41st Edition, running through January 27th, presents up-close family entertainment and thrills from celebrated acts – many seen for the first time, in its intimate, climate-controlled one-ring tent, with no seat  more  than 50 feet away.

Read more >

King Kong

Christiani Pitts “King Kong”

5 Reasons Why You Will Go Ape for King Kong

By: Iris Wiener

November 27, 2018:  As a whole, King Kong is a musical disaster at its finest. Groan-worthy moments are endless with a score that is as forgettable as it is nonsensical. If you can get past the atrocious book, sloppy lyrics, forgettable music and the numerous clumsy aspects of the production (just take that ensemble dancing away from Kong as he tears through New York- it’s priceless), there are some gems that make King Kong a worthwhile “experience,” albeit unconventional for a Broadway stage. Prepare to be floored by the…

 

    Read more >