David Green

David Green is the Executive Director of The American Foundation For Arts Education, founded by Carol Channing and her late husband, Harry Kullijian -- working to restore the Arts to our nation’s public schools and provide an arts education to every child in America. He is the founder and President of the nationally acclaimed "Musical Theatre University", a training ground for talented young people with aspirations for careers in theatre, most specifically musical theatre. Mr. Green's Broadway alumni include Tony -nominees Matthew Morrison and Stephanie Block, Drama Desk nominee Lindsay Mendez, Krysta Rodriguez, Scott Barnhardt and Anneliese VanDerPol to name a few. As a producer and director, he has staged over 150 theatrical productions for both educational and professional theatre and with such stars as Carol Channing, Cathy Rigby, JoAnne Worley, Rex Smith, Jonelle Allen, Eric Kunze, Davis Gaines, Stephanie Zimbalist, John Raitt, Betty Garrett and more. Mr. Green is the Regional Editor and Reviewer for the Inland Empire of Southern California.
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BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, At The McCallum Theatre 3/28BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, At The McCallum Theatre 3/28
Posted: Mar. 26, 2014


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Posted: Mar. 28, 2014


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BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Coming to the McCallum TonightBWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, Coming to the McCallum Tonight
March 28, 2014

The McCallum Theatre presents the five-time Tony Award winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher for a limited engagement of five performances with one performance tonight, March 28, at 8:00pm; two performances on Saturday, March 29, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and two performances on Sunday, March 30, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Peter and the Starcatcher, a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best?selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century?old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? I had the chance to chat briefly with author Ridley Pearson about Peter And The Starcatcher's incredible journey from page to stage. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation:
BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, At The McCallum Theatre 3/28BWW Interview: Author Ridley Pearson Talks PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, At The McCallum Theatre 3/28
March 26, 2014

The McCallum Theatre presents the five-time Tony Award winning musical play Peter and the Starcatcher for a limited engagement of five performances with one performance on Friday, March 28, at 8:00pm; two performances on Saturday, March 29, at 2:00pm and 8:00pm, and two performances on Sunday, March 30, at 2:00pm and 7:30pm. Peter and the Starcatcher, a grown up's prequel to Peter Pan, is the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best?selling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson. A company of a dozen actors play more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century?old question: How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up? I had the chance to chat briefly with author Ridley Pearson about Peter And The Starcatcher's incredible journey from page to stage. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation:
A Spook-tacular Spring Offering! THE ADDAMS FAMILY Will Haunt The McCallum Theatre Now thru 3/16A Spook-tacular Spring Offering! THE ADDAMS FAMILY Will Haunt The McCallum Theatre Now thru 3/16
March 14, 2014

The 2013/2014 National Tour of the musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its McCallum Theatre premiere, as part of the Rabobank Broadway Blockbuster Series, for five performances, tonight, March 14, through Sunday, March 16. The Addams Family, which began performances on Broadway in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011, immediately became one of Broadway's biggest hits. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as 'classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!' and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it 'Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.'
MacLeod, Bulifant, Bailey and More Star in Dezart Performs' ON THE AIR TonightMacLeod, Bulifant, Bailey and More Star in Dezart Performs' ON THE AIR Tonight
March 13, 2014

Stage and Television stars Gavin MacLeod, Joyce Bulifant and G.W. Bailey lead a cast of twenty professional actors and singers in Dezart Performs fundraising gala, 'ON THE AIR! An Evening of Live Radio Show Classics,' tonight, March 13, 2014 at The Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs.
BWW Interview: Listen to Your Captain! Gavin MacLeod Sounds Off About ON THE AIR Benefit for Dezart PerformsBWW Interview: Listen to Your Captain! Gavin MacLeod Sounds Off About ON THE AIR Benefit for Dezart Performs
March 13, 2014

Stage and Television stars Gavin MacLeod, Joyce Bulifant and G.W. Bailey lead a cast of twenty professional actors and singers in Dezart Performs fundraising gala, 'ON THE AIR! An Evening of Live Radio Show Classics,' tonight, March 13, 2014 at The Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. I had the chance to chat with MacLeod about his life and career and participating in the ON THE AIR benefit. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation.
MacLeod, Bulifant, Bailey and More to Star in Dezart Performs' ON THE AIR, 3/13MacLeod, Bulifant, Bailey and More to Star in Dezart Performs' ON THE AIR, 3/13
March 10, 2014

Stage and Television stars Gavin MacLeod, Joyce Bulifant and G.W. Bailey lead a cast of twenty professional actors and singers in Dezart Performs fundraising gala, 'ON THE AIR! An Evening of Live Radio Show Classics,' on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at The Camelot Theatres in Palm Springs. The live show with post-performance VIP reception will take the audience back in time to radio's golden age of the 1940s and 1950s with all of the stage gimmicks in tact including sound effects created right on stage, applause signs-and even commercials with original jingles for the modern-day companies sponsoring the special event. Macleod, best know for his stint helming THE LOVE BOAT, and Buifant, known for her many recurring television roles including a long running stint on MATCH GAME, are paired once again as husband as wife in 'The Bickersons', one of several hilarious radio recreations that evening.
BWW Interview: Michael Feinstein Talks THE GERSHWINS AND ME at The McCallum Theatre and MoreBWW Interview: Michael Feinstein Talks THE GERSHWINS AND ME at The McCallum Theatre and More
March 7, 2014

Cabaret Icon Michael Feinstein returns to the McCallum Theatre with his highly anticipated "The Gerswhins And Me" for two performances - Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at 8:00 pm. Michael Feinstein, the multi-Platinum, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is one of the premier interpreters of American standards. His 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Hollywood Bowl, the White House and Buckingham Palace. I had the chance to catch up with Michael as he was preparing for his Palm Desert engagement, Here are a few excerpts from that conversation:
BWW Interviews: Show Creator Patricia Ward Kelly on McCallum Theatre's GENE KELLY- A LEGACYBWW Interviews: Show Creator Patricia Ward Kelly on McCallum Theatre's GENE KELLY- A LEGACY
March 4, 2014

The McCallum Theatre presents Gene Kelly - The Legacy, An Evening with Patricia Ward Kelly on Wednesday, March 5, at 8:00pm. Gene Kelly became one of the top stars of the 1940s and 1950s. He didn't just act, sing, and dance; he also served as choreographer and had a major impact on dancing in the movies. Biographer and film historian Patricia Ward Kelly takes audiences behind the scenes and shares an intimate story of her late husband Gene Kelly, the man who helped create some of the most memorable scenes in film history. This unique, live performance combines rare and familiar film clips, never released audio recordings, memorabilia, and personal insights culled from hours of interviews with her husband. I had the chance to chat with Ms. Kelly for a few minutes about this very special theatrical event celebrating the life and career of this legendary dancer, performer and director. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation.
Award-Winning Coyote Stageworks Presents the Whodunit THE 39 STEPS, Beginning TonightAward-Winning Coyote Stageworks Presents the Whodunit THE 39 STEPS, Beginning Tonight
February 28, 2014

The Coachella Valley's Coyote StageWorks will bring to the stage 'The 39 Steps' at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs, tonight, February 28 through March 9, 2014.
BWW Interview: Singer-Songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway Talks STREISAND SONGBOOK; At The McCallum TonightBWW Interview: Singer-Songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway Talks STREISAND SONGBOOK; At The McCallum Tonight
February 26, 2014

Platinum Award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America's most powerful and enduring musical artists at The McCallum Theatre for one very special evening, tonight, February 26 at 8:00 pm.
Brian Tichnell Stars as THE GRADUATE in LA Theatreworks Current Radio Play TonightBrian Tichnell Stars as THE GRADUATE in LA Theatreworks Current Radio Play Tonight
February 25, 2014

The internationally acclaimed L.A. Theatre Works is bringing its unique, hybrid radio theater-style production of The Graduate to the McCallum Theatre tonight, February 25 at 8:00 pm.
BWW Interview: Peter Gallagher Ponders HOW'D ALL YOU PEOPLE GET IN MY ROOM and More as He Prepares for The AnnenbergBWW Interview: Peter Gallagher Ponders HOW'D ALL YOU PEOPLE GET IN MY ROOM and More as He Prepares for The Annenberg
February 22, 2014

Actor, musician and writer Peter Gallagher makes his debut at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs with his one-man show, 'How'd All You People Get In My Room?,' tonight, February 22 at 8:00 pm. Gallagher will share real-life stories from his early days starting out as a young actor in New York, to working with legends like Jack Lemmon, Tom Stoppard, Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, Peter O'Toole and more. Joined by his band, Gallagher brings his experiences to life with songs ranging from Broadway, to music from the hit television show 'The OC,' to classics from Sammy Cahn, Jules Styne, Burt Bacharach and Van Morrison. Gallagher made his Broadway debut in 1977 as Danny Zuko in 'Grease'. He later starred as Sky Masterson in the 1992 Tony-Winning revival of 'Guys And Dolls' , as well as the musicals 'Pal Joey' and 'Annie Get Your Gun'. I had the chance to talk with Gallagher as he was preparing for his Palm Springs stint, Here are a few excerpts from that conversation.
Celebrating Streisand! A Conversation With Singer-Songwriter Ann Hampton Calloway As She Prepares To Bring THE STREISAND SONGBOOK To The McCallum Theatre 2/26Celebrating Streisand! A Conversation With Singer-Songwriter Ann Hampton Calloway As She Prepares To Bring THE STREISAND SONGBOOK To The McCallum Theatre 2/26
February 18, 2014

Platinum Award-winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America's most powerful and enduring musical artists at The McCallum Theatre for one very special evening, February 26 at 8:00 pm. Singing timeless classics from five decades of Barbra Streisand's multi-faceted career, Callaway crafts a loving musical portrait of the icon. I had the opportunity to talk with Ms. Calloway about her life, her career and the current concert tour in her burgeoning 'Legends' series, THE STREISAND SONGBOOK. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation.
A Spook-tacular Spring Offering! THE ADDAMS FAMILY Will Haunt The McCallum Theatre 3/14-16A Spook-tacular Spring Offering! THE ADDAMS FAMILY Will Haunt The McCallum Theatre 3/14-16
February 18, 2014

The 2013/2014 National Tour of the musical The Addams Family, based on the bizarre and beloved family of characters created by legendary cartoonist Charles Addams, will make its McCallum Theatre premiere, as part of the Rabobank Broadway Blockbuster Series, for five performances, Friday, March 14, through Sunday, March 16. The Addams Family, which began performances on Broadway in March 2010 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and ran through December 2011, immediately became one of Broadway's biggest hits. Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune described the production as 'classic, full-tilt, fast paced, old-fashioned musical comedy!' and John Simon of Bloomberg News called it 'Uproarious! A glitzy-gloomy musical entirely worthy of the macabre drawings by Charles Addams.'
Brian Tichnell Is THE GRADUATE In LA Theatreworks Current Radio Play At The McCallum Theatre 2/25Brian Tichnell Is THE GRADUATE In LA Theatreworks Current Radio Play At The McCallum Theatre 2/25
February 18, 2014

The internationally acclaimed L.A. Theatre Works is bringing its unique, hybrid radio theater-style production of The Graduate to the McCallum Theatre on February 25 at 8:00 pm. The sly and witty coming-of-age story of a young and innocent college grad seduced by an older woman was a theatrical sensation when it premiered at the Gielgud Theatre in London's West End, then transferred to Broadway. LA based actor Brian Tichnell plays the slightly neurotic Benjamin Bratton in this critically acclaimed production. I had the opportunity to chat with Tichnell about the production. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation.
Peter Gallagher to Star in HOW'D ALL YOU PEOPLE GET IN MY ROOM at the Annenberg Theater, 2/22Peter Gallagher to Star in HOW'D ALL YOU PEOPLE GET IN MY ROOM at the Annenberg Theater, 2/22
February 11, 2014

Actor, musician and writer Peter Gallagher makes his debut at the Annenberg Theater in Palm Springs with his one-man show, 'How'd All You People Get In My Room?,' on Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 pm. Gallagher will share real-life stories from his early days starting out as a young actor in New York, to working with legends like Jack Lemmon, Tom Stoppard, Mike Nichols, Robert Altman, Peter O'Toole and more. Joined by his band, Gallagher brings his experiences to life with songs ranging from Broadway, to music from the hit television show 'The OC,' to classics from Sammy Cahn, Jules Styne, Burt Bacharach and Van Morrison. Gallagher made his Broadway debut in 1977 as Danny Zuko in 'Grease'. He later starred as Sky Masterson in the 1992 Tony-Winning revival of 'Guys And Dolls' , as well as the musicals 'Pal Joey' and 'Annie Get Your Gun'.
Desert Rose Playhouse's NITE CLUB CONFIDENTIAL More Than Lived Up To My “High Hopes”Desert Rose Playhouse's NITE CLUB CONFIDENTIAL More Than Lived Up To My “High Hopes”
February 9, 2014

With so many theatrical offerings and special events in the desert during "high season" it is easy for a smaller production, without the benefit of a hefty marketing budget, to get a little overlooked. This seems to be the case with a little gem of a musical playing at The Desert Rose Playhouse, and it is a shame. Nite Club Confidential is a campy send up of the film noir genre set in the smoky, dimly lit night clubs of Paris, New York and Hollywood in the 1950's and the DRP's iteration is both "on point" and highly entertaining. The little playhouse just east of Palm Springs, in neighboring Rancho Mirage, is perfectly suited for this production because it, too, has the aesthetic of a smoky little Night Club. (I kept wishing they had set up the room with cocktail tables and the glow of candles upon them, because it would serve both the venue and the play very well.) The Desert Rose Playhouse is intimate, to be sure, at less than 99 seats, and it was a crime to see so many of them vacant. The cast of Nite Club Confidential deserves an audience.
BWW Reviews: 'Accentuate the Positive!' THE ANDREWS BROTHERS Is 'Positively' Smashing at the Annenberg TheatreBWW Reviews: 'Accentuate the Positive!' THE ANDREWS BROTHERS Is 'Positively' Smashing at the Annenberg Theatre
February 6, 2014

I'm almost certain I've said this before about a Coyote Stageworks production - but it bears repeating! 'Run, don't walk' to the box office to see this highly polished, highly entertaining and anything but 'high brow' musical comedy before it's too late. I offer a few critical thoughts below, in addition to heaps of praise -- but nothing to impede you from running out and spending a thoroughly enjoyable evening in the theatre with an absolutely irresistible quartet of actors. Founder and Artistic Director, Chuck Yates, has once again assembled a 'dream team' of actors, directors and designers who deliver at every turn. The Andrews Brothers is all fluff, to be sure, but it is presented with such panache, polish and style that the diversion from anything with more depth is just what the doctor ordered. I can't think of a better description than a very old-fashioned word - 'delightful'! It was absolutely delightful. I LOVED THIS SHOW and you will too.


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