Based on the “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip which debuted in 1924 and ran for over 80 years, Annie is set in Depression Era New York City at a time when the economy looked bleak, government seemed ineffective and the average citizen was desperate and frustrated. Sound familiar? With its hopeful message and unwavering belief in a better tomorrow, Annie became one of the biggest Broadway musical hits of the 1970s, running for almost six years and playing 2,377 performances. The musical won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book (Thomas Meehan) and Best Score (Charles Strouse, Martin Charnin), the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, seven Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, and the Grammy for Best Cast Show Album.
Beyond the inspiring story, Annie‘s return to Broadway also offers a unique opportunity to deliver a message of change and hope into our lives. Drawing on lessons learned from their leading lady, the Annie team of producers and artists recognizes the importance of giving back and is committed to undertake fundraising and volunteer efforts that will benefit children and dogs through local and national charities and social service organizations.
Excited yet? It’s “ANNIE 2012″ and it’s not to be missed! You can bet your bottom dollar on it!
A wildly theatrical, hilarious and innovative retelling of how a miserable orphan came to be The
Boy Who Never Grew Up, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER upends the century-old legend of Peter Pan.
Based on the best-selling Disney-Hyperion novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is directed by Tony Award® winner Roger Rees (Nicholas Nickleby) and Tony Award® nominee Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-wee Herman Show) and written by Tony Award® nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys). A dozen brilliant actors play more than 100 unforgettable characters using their enormous talent, ingenious stagecraft and the limitless possibilities of imagination.
Don’t miss this epic origin story of one of popular culture’s most enduring and beloved characters and discover the Neverland you never knew.
Based on the iconic characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, THE ADDAMS FAMILY is the smash hit musical comedy now starring film, TV and stage star Brooke Shields as Morticia and Tony Award® winner Roger Rees as Gomez.
THE ADDAMS FAMILY features an original story. It’s every parent’s nightmare. Your little girl has suddenly become a young woman, and what’s worse, has fallen deliriously in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. Yes, Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has a “normal” boyfriend, and for parents Gomez and Morticia, it’s a shocking development that turns the Addams house upside down when they are forced to host a dinner for the young man and his parents.
Forever Dusty tells the dramatic, revealing story of how a shy Irish Catholic school girl from West London transformed herself into the voice of blue eyed soul, the face of Swinging London, and a worldwide superstar — the legendary Dusty Springfield.
The provocative musical stars Kirsten Holly Smith in a tour de force performance, channeling the power and presence of Dusty in such memorable classics as Son of a Preacher Man, You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me, The Look of Love, and many more.
Her voice was revolutionary.
Her story… extraordinary.
If you haven’t already seen Judy Gold’s hilarious new Off-Broadway show – here’s your chance! Due to universal popular acclaim, The Judy Show has been extended through Oct 23. You’ll be the laugh track in this hilarious homage to the classic sitcoms of the 70s, 80s and 90s, as two-time Emmy winner Gold reveals everything that’s truly funny about her life through the lens of the sitcoms of her youth. So don’t touch that dial or you might miss some of the original songs, clever jokes and hysterical tales that are sure to make The Judy Show the funniest performance this year!
Judy Gold, the much-loved star of stage and TV, was recently seen Off-Broadway in Love, Loss, and What I Wore, as well as her critically acclaimed long-running hit show 25 Questions for a Jewish Mother. She is the star of HBO’s At the Multiplex with Judy Gold and seen regularly on The View, The Joy Behar Show, Comedy Central, LOGO and VH1.
After being extended twice on Broadway, the critically-acclaimed, Drama Desk Award COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT aired as an HBO Special in April 2011, garnering an Emmy nomination. Comically channeling the demise of great world empires, Colin Quinn uses his “articulate brand of comedy” in taking audiences through an uproarious history of the world in 75 minutes. From his personification of Caesar as the original Italian mobster to his complaints about Ancient Greece and Antigone giving way to Costco and Snooki, Quinn is at his satirical best, taking on the attitudes, appetites and bad habits that toppled the world’s most powerful nations. COLIN QUINN LONG STORY SHORT proves that throughout human history, the joke has always been on us.
The New York Time and Variety rave “Hilarious,” Entertainment Weekly exclaims “Stunning” and Time Magazine says “Colin Quinn nails it. State of the art.”
It’s a life lived out loud in this exhilarating new musical about “The First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald. This theatrical event weaves myth, memory and music as it tells the uplifting and poignant story of one of the greatest jazz/pop vocalists of 20th century music.
It’s 1966 and the fabled songstress is preparing for one of the most important concerts of her career. As she jams with the musicians (including famed trumpeter Louis Armstrong) and gets ready to meet the audience, Ella reflects on her life, her secrets and the love of music that made her soar.
Featuring more than a dozen of her most famous hits, including “A Tisket, A Tasket,” “How High the Moon,” “That Old Black Magic” and “They Can’t Take that Away from Me,” this swinging new musical invites audiences to fall in love all over again with the magic and soul of Ella Fitzgerald.
“A Must-See Performance” -Variety “A Truly Wonderful and Marvelous Good Time” -DC Theatre Scene
Seatbelts everyone! The Magic School Bus® celebrates its 25th Anniversary with an all-new musical adventure.
Ms. Frizzle’s students are putting on a play about global warming, and they need some cold, hard facts. The Friz and her reptilian sidekick, Liz, know just where to find them! This is no ordinary field trip, as a hop on the Magic School Bus takes the class and the audience on a whirlwind tour. From the arctic to the equator, they see telltale signs of climate change and learn how conservation, recycling and alternative energy can make a difference. Ms Frizzle and her class are up for the climate challenge. Are you?
The first new Gershwin musical since 1992’s Tony Award-winning hit Crazy For You,‘S WONDERFUL is an all singing, all dancing, musical revue that celebrates the genius of George and Ira Gershwin. Incorporating 5 mini-musicals inspired by the real events occurring in and around the lives of the Gershwin brothers, this new musical theater extravaganza illustrates their impact on the world then and now. Like a technicolor movie musical, ‘S WONDERFUL, paints a picture of nostalgia and entertainment while paying tribute to the incomparable songbook of George and Ira Gershwin.‘S WONDERFUL is filled with the legendary music of the Gershwin brothers including timeless classics such as: “Rhapsody in Blue,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Strike Up The Band,” “Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off,” “Nice Work If You Can Get It,” “I’ve Got Rhythm,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” “Funny Face,” and many more..