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Date of Birth: September 30
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Emmy Winner Mia Michaels to Direct, Choreograph NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City; Creative Team Set!Emmy Winner Mia Michaels to Direct, Choreograph NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) announced today that three-time Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels will serve as director and choreographer of the New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase. Michaels will be joined by Drama Desk Award-winner Douglas Carter Beane as the show's writer, Alain Lortie as lighting designer, and multi-media and entertainment studio, Moment Factory, as video designer. Returning from 2015's successful inaugural production of the then called New York Spring Spectacular are set designer Patrick Fahey and costume designer Emilio Sosa, and from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, sound designer Steve Canyon Kennedy. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of SOUTHERN COMFORT!Photo Coverage: Public Theater Celebrates Opening Night of SOUTHERN COMFORT!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 9, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical Southern Comfort, the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia,  directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis. Southern Comfort features book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, choreography by Ryan Kasprzak, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. The new musical will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

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SOUTHERN COMFORT, Musical Tale of Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, Starts Tonight at The PublicSOUTHERN COMFORT, Musical Tale of Transgender Friends in Rural Georgia, Starts Tonight at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

The Public Theater presents the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews tonight, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7.  (more...)

The Public Slates Talk Backs, Speakers and More for New Musical SOUTHERN COMFORTThe Public Slates Talk Backs, Speakers and More for New Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin previews for the new musical Southern Comfort, the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia, on Tuesday, February 23. As an ongoing advocate for the theater as an essential cultural force, The Public has also announced a variety of Talk Backs, Audience Conversations, and Speaker Series discussions focusing on the larger themes of Southern Comfort. (more...)

Annette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast SetAnnette O'Toole & Jeff McCarthy to Reprise Roles in The Public's SOUTHERN COMFORT; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

he Public Theaterannounced complete casting today for the new musical SOUTHERN COMFORT that tells the true story of a group of transgender friends living life on their own terms in the back hills of rural Georgia.  Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis, and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. Public Theater Member tickets and single tickets are available now. (more...)

Transgender-Centered Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT Joins The Public Theater's 2016 SeasonTransgender-Centered Musical SOUTHERN COMFORT Joins The Public Theater's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that the transformative, heart-soaring musical SOUTHERN COMFORT has been added to the 2015-16 downtown season. Directed by Thomas Caruso and based on the film by Kate Davis, SOUTHERN COMFORT features book and lyrics by Dan Collins and music by Julianne Wick Davis and was conceived for the stage by Robert DuSold and Thomas Caruso. SOUTHERN COMFORT begins previews on Tuesday, February 23 and will run through Sunday, March 27 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Monday, March 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peak - In Rehearsal with NYMF's ACADEMIA NUTSPhoto Flash: Sneak Peak - In Rehearsal with NYMF's ACADEMIA NUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The hysterical new musical Academia Nuts has been selected to kick off the first week of the celebrated New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances from July 9-13, 2014 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Academia Nuts has book and lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall, and music by Julian Blackmore, with direction by Thomas Caruso, musical direction by Martyn Axe, and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. It is produced by Charissa Bertels in association with CAP21 Theatre Company. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

ACADEMIA NUTS Kicks Off This Year's NYMF, 7/9-13ACADEMIA NUTS Kicks Off This Year's NYMF, 7/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The hysterical new musical Academia Nuts has been selected to kick off the first week of the celebrated New York Musical Theatre Festival with performances from July 9-13, 2014 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). Academia Nuts has book and lyrics by Becca Anderson & Dan Marshall, and music by Julian Blackmore, with direction by Thomas Caruso, musical direction by Martyn Axe, and choreography by Ryan Kasprzak. It is produced by Charissa Bertels in association with CAP21 Theatre Company. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Toronto Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Ramin Karimloo Leads!BroadwayWorld Toronto Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Ramin Karimloo Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Toronto! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Toronto Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/14 - Numbers Leads Best Community!Toronto Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/14 - Numbers Leads Best Community!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Voting is now underway for Toronto! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update 11/29 - Ramin Karimloo Gobbling Up!Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update 11/29 - Ramin Karimloo Gobbling Up!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Toronto! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Toronto Update 11/25 - Mirvish Dominating!BroadwayWorld Toronto Update 11/25 - Mirvish Dominating!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Voting is now underway for Toronto! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

NYMF's THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA Adds July 17 PerformanceNYMF's THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA Adds July 17 Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

Due to popular demand and sold-out houses (the first two performances are completely sold out), the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival and Angel Wings NYC production of THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA has added a performance on Wednesday, July 17 at 5:00pm. THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA, an official selection of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival, is an original new musical set against the backdrop of a Depression era family circus. Presented at The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA at NYMFPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2013

The 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival and Angel Wings NYC present the New York premiere of THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA, an original new musical set against the backdrop of a Depression era family circus. THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA is an official selection of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival and will play The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan beginning July 12th, 2013 for 5 performances only. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show in rehearsal! (more...)

Nicholas Kohn & Tanya Gagne to Lead THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA at NYMFNicholas Kohn & Tanya Gagne to Lead THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

The 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival and Angel Wings NYC present the New York premiere of THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA, an original new musical set against the backdrop of a Depression era family circus. THE AWAKENING OF ANGEL DELUNA is an official selection of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival and will play The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street) in Manhattan beginning July 12th, 2013 for 5 performances only! (more...)

Startford's Group Pinball Game Sets World Record for Launch of TOMMY MusicalStartford's Group Pinball Game Sets World Record for Launch of TOMMY Musical
by Alan Henry - May 22, 2013

The Stratford Festival is officially home of one of the newest GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS. One hundred 'pinball wizards' took over First Canadian Place in Toronto today to successfully log the greatest number of pinball machines being played simultaneously at a single venue. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Audio - Stratford Festival's TOMMYSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek Audio - Stratford Festival's TOMMY
by Stage Tube - May 17, 2013

Based on The Who's 1969 concept album of the same name, Tommy tells the story of a young man who, despite having lost the faculties of speech, sight and hearing, becomes a pinball virtuoso - and the centre of a celebrity cult. In a new production helmed by its original Tony Award-winning director, Des McAnuff (who co-wrote the show with The Who's Pete Townshend), the explosive rock opera features such unforgettable hits as 'Pinball Wizard,' 'See Me, Feel Me,' 'Acid Queen' and 'We're Not Gonna Take It.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paul Nolan, Jeremy Kushnier & More in Stratford Festival's TOMMYPhoto Flash: First Look at Paul Nolan, Jeremy Kushnier & More in Stratford Festival's TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Based on The Who's 1969 concept album of the same name, Tommy tells the story of a young man who, despite having lost the faculties of speech, sight and hearing, becomes a pinball virtuoso - and the centre of a celebrity cult. In a new production helmed by its original Tony Award-winning director, Des McAnuff (who co-wrote the show with The Who's Pete Townshend), the explosive rock opera features such unforgettable hits as 'Pinball Wizard,' 'See Me, Feel Me,' 'Acid Queen' and 'We're Not Gonna Take It.' The production features Robert Markus as Tommy, Jewelle Blackman as the Gypsy, Kira Guloien as Mrs. Walker, Jeremy Kushnier as Captain Walker, Paul Nolan as Cousin Kevin and Steve Ross as Uncle Ernie. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Stratford Festival Hosts PINBALLAPALOOZA to Celebrate TOMMY TodayStratford Festival Hosts PINBALLAPALOOZA to Celebrate TOMMY Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Calling all pinball wizards! The Stratford Festival invites you to be a part of history. Today, May 16, the Festival will be in Toronto to host Pinballapalooza, an exciting event to celebrate the opening of its much-anticipated rock musical, Tommy. (more...)

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