Anita Gillette News

Date of Birth: August 16, 1936 (80)
Birth Place: Baltimore, MD, USA
Gender: Female
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Ethel Merman Doing Disco and More!Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Ethel Merman Doing Disco and More!
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 27, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Odd marketing, SNL does theatre, political correctness in musical theatre, Hal Prince tackles racism, and Ethel Merman sings Nirvana. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer, Sue FrostExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer, Sue Frost
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 24, 2017

Sue Frost is one of the most inspirational producers working on Broadway. In addition to her indefatigable generosity, Sue is one of the theatre's loudest advocates for new musicals. In addition to the Tony Award winning Memphis, Sue also produced MAKE ME A SONG, FIRST DATE, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, and one of Behind the Curtain's favorite musicals, this season's COME FROM AWAY. Sue pulls back the curtain on her career, including how a train ride to Washington DC cemented her journey, what was the impetus to produce COME FROM AWAY, and why she refunded 1,506 people in one night! Also, Sue walks us through the process of producing a new musical!  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and MoreExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 19, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob and Kevin debate leaving shows at intermission and 'second act'-ing a show. Plus, Ann Miller's fourth wall, Bob Fosse's debut, Sammy Davis Jr comes to Broadway, and Freddie Martinez makes a come back. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 16, 2017

'I had such a great time with those two sessions, I'm wondering if you'd like to do a third. With MISS SAIGON opening in March, I wouldn't mind doing a detailed description about how that show was written. There's a real story there and it's never been told.' (more...)

Birdland Announces May 2017 ScheduleBirdland Announces May 2017 Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates Four Legends No Longer with UsExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates Four Legends No Longer with Us
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 12, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Celebrating four legends who are no longer with us! Plus, Rob and Kevin recount some of the most bizarre theatre they have ever seen. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Anita GilletteExclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Anita Gillette
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 10, 2017

The Secret Service might make her nervous but it doesn't stop the wonderful Anita Gillette from telling all in this fascinating interview. Anita invited Rob and Kevin over to her apartment to look back on her Broadway credits including GYPSY, ALL-AMERICAN, MR. PRESIDENT, CABARET, and many others.   (more...)

Karen Oberlin, Anita Gilette and More to Join Richard Skipper for 'Yip' Harburg Celebration at the BeechmanKaren Oberlin, Anita Gilette and More to Join Richard Skipper for 'Yip' Harburg Celebration at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

To celebrate the 121st birthday of lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg, Richard Skipper has assembled a brunch time cabaret tribute to the legendary lyricist, to be staged at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on April 8, with cabaret stars Karen Oberlin, Leslie Orofino, Maureen Kelley Stewart and a special appearance by Anita Gilette. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sandra Bernhard Presents MAC'S Lifetime Achievement Award To Michele LeePhoto Coverage: Sandra Bernhard Presents MAC'S Lifetime Achievement Award To Michele Lee
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 29, 2017

She really Succeeded in (show) Business and last night in addition to her other accolades, Michele Lee was presented with the Manhattan Association Of Cabaret & Clubs Lifetime Achievement Award. The Broadway Actress and film star, sing, dancer, producer, TV, and cabaret performer was introduced by her good friend Sarah Bernhard, who also noted that Michele is an activist for many social causes. Nobody still does or does it like Michele Lee (to paraphrase Cy Coleman) and she recently was seen on Broadway in WICKED. This summer Michele will be in the New York area when she brings her show 'Nobody Does It Like Me' to Barrington Stage Company on July 31st with her musical director and composer Ron Abel. (more...)

Liz Rubino Ends Her Run at Don't Tell Mama on April 8Liz Rubino Ends Her Run at Don't Tell Mama on April 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Liz Rubino, will return to the NY cabaret stage for one more show at the well known establishment, Don't Tell Mama, in 'Make Yourself Comfortable' Saturday, April 8th @ 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny LeonPhoto Coverage: Phylicia Rashad, Jerry Mitchell, Maddie Baillio, Shanice Williams and More Celebrate SDCF's Mr. Abbott Award Honoree Kenny Leon
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2017

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), hosted its star-studded 'Mr. Abbott' Award Gala honoring Kenny Leon at espace in New York City yesterday, March 27. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the cocktail party below! (more...)

PAUL AND ROCHELLE AT THE MOVIES Premieres at The Metropolitan RoomPAUL AND ROCHELLE AT THE MOVIES Premieres at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Popular cabaret couple The Chamlins present Paul and Rochelle at the Movies, featuring beloved songs from films both familiar (Meet Me in St. Louis, Royal Wedding) and obscure (A Date With Judy, Agatha). Directed by the legendary Marilyn Maye with Tom Hubbard on bass and Daniel Glass on percussion. (more...)

Russ Woolley presents RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES ... E.Y. 'YIP' HARBURG (ON HIS BIRTHDAY!)Russ Woolley presents RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES ... E.Y. 'YIP' HARBURG (ON HIS BIRTHDAY!)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Richard Skipper will be joined by Karen Oberlin, Leslie Orofino, Maureen Kelley Stewart and a very special celebrity Mystery Guest (Star of Stage, Screen and Television)! (more...)

Liz Rubino Debuts at Don't Tell Mama's with Special Guest Stephen ColeLiz Rubino Debuts at Don't Tell Mama's with Special Guest Stephen Cole
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

???????Liz Rubino, will return to the NY cabaret stage with her debut at the well known establishment, Don't Tell Mama, in "Make Yourself Comfortable" opening Saturday, March 11th @ 7:00 pm. Additional show is 4/08. Music Charge is $15.00, Two Drink Min. $5.00 MAC member discount. Music Director: Matthew Martin Ward. (more...)

Natalie Douglas, Joe Iconis, Molly Pope, SPAMILTON and More Among 2017 MAC Award NomineesNatalie Douglas, Joe Iconis, Molly Pope, SPAMILTON and More Among 2017 MAC Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs (MAC) has announced the 2017 MAC Award nominees. (more...)

Russ Woolley Proudly Presents RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES LIZA MINNELLIRuss Woolley Proudly Presents RICHARD SKIPPER CELEBRATES LIZA MINNELLI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

???????Russ Woolley proudly presents Richard Skipper Celebrates...Liza Minnelli (on her Birthday!) He will be joined by Julie Reyburn, David Sabella, introducing AmeliaRose Allen, and a very special Well Known Mystery Guest...! (more...)

Songs from Lost POCAHONTAS West End Musical to Debut on CDSongs from Lost POCAHONTAS West End Musical to Debut on CD
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Stage Door Records are pleased to announce the release of 'Songs from Kermit Goell's 'Pocahontas' - The West End Musical' on March 24th, 2017. (more...)

Len Cariou, Liz Callaway & More Featured on New Compilation Album 'These Are My Friends'Len Cariou, Liz Callaway & More Featured on New Compilation Album 'These Are My Friends'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Golden Stage Records has released 'These Are My Friends', a compilation of Broadway songs and reminiscences from some of the theater's greatest TONY award-winning artists. (more...)

Broadway and Classical Music Veterans Unite for FROM BACH TO BROADWAY at Symphony SpaceBroadway and Classical Music Veterans Unite for FROM BACH TO BROADWAY at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2017

MONDAY, JANUARY 23 at 7:00PM, the Tenants' Action Group (TAG) of 711 West End Avenue presents a special evening showcasing Upper West Side musical talent. All of the participating artists are present and former Upper West Side or 711 West End Avenue residents, who have collaborated to produce a program of repertoire with special meaning for their lives. The first half of the concert will feature classical selections performed by pianists Warren Jones, Margaret Kampmeier and Erika Nickrenz, cellist Sara Sant'Ambrogio, guitarist Andrew Schulman and former 711 West End Resident, flutist Eugenia Zukerman. The second half of the program is devoted to Broadway and cabaret with vocal selections from Britt Swanson Cryer, David Cryer, Gretchen Cryer, Nikki Renee Daniels, Anita Gillette, Jeff Kready, Quinn Lemley, Heather Mac Rae and Howard McGillin supported by pianist Nancy Ford and bassist Sean Smith. They will announce the program from the stage - along with the corresponding stories. Benefit tickets are priced at $75 (premium seating) and $50, and include a meet-the-artists' reception following the performance. (more...)

Liz Rubino Returns to NY with MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE Debut at Don't Tell MamaLiz Rubino Returns to NY with MAKE YOURSELF COMFORTABLE Debut at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Singer/Actress, Liz Rubino, will return to the NY cabaret stage with her debut at the well known establishment, Don't Tell Mama, in 'Make Yourself Comfortable' opening Saturday, February 11th @ 7:30 p.m. Additional shows are 3/11 and 4/08. Music Charge is $15.00, Two Drink Min. $5.00 MAC member discount. (more...)

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