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Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (98)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
GYPSY to Open Next Month at Gallery PlayersGYPSY to Open Next Month at Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2016

Gallery Players announces its first show of its 50th season with the award-winning show, Gypsy. Featuring a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. Gypsy is a show not just for "Some People" but for everyone.  (more...)

Shout Broadway Series to Release GYPSY, CANDIDE & SWEENEY TODD on Blu-rayShout Broadway Series to Release GYPSY, CANDIDE & SWEENEY TODD on Blu-ray
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Continuing its commitment to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture, Shout! Factory is proud to announce the launch of a new home entertainment series, Shout Broadway. (more...)

GYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary SeasonGYPSY to Open MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WEST SIDE STORY Gets a Chill Retelling for 2016!STAGE TUBE: WEST SIDE STORY Gets a Chill Retelling for 2016!
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2016

When West Side Story was created in 1957, it was considered a modern retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. How would the story differ in today's context? Below check out an awesome modern interpretation the 'Cool' scene, as just released by Los York. (more...)

ART, MURDER FOR TWO and More Coming to Cape Playhouse in 2017ART, MURDER FOR TWO and More Coming to Cape Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Michael Rader, Artistic Director of The Cape Playhouse, today announced the 2017 summer line-up for the historic Playhouse's 91st season.  (more...)

The Cape Playhouse Announces 2016/2017 SeasonThe Cape Playhouse Announces 2016/2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Tony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway DownloadTony Yazbeck Set for Trent Armand Kendall's Broadway Download
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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Tyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts CenterTyne Daly to Lead DEAR WORLD in Concert at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Now, Valley Performing Arts Center will kick-off the new season and its Broadway series on September 30 at 8:00pm with a one night only concert performance of Dear World, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly in the role of Countess Aurelia. (more...)

GYPSY Opens MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season in NorwalkGYPSY Opens MTC MainStage's 30th Anniversary Season in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

'Gypsy,' a musical fable, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim will open the season on MTC's Mainstage in Norfolk. Considered by many to be the greatest American musical, this story of the ultimate stage mother is intimately reimagined in the style of MTC MainStage's acclaimed productions of 'Cabaret' and 'Evita.' (more...)

November Release Dates For Imelda Staunton's GYPSY, Patti Lupone/George Hearn's SWEENEY TODD, Kristin Chenoweth's CANDIDE on Blu-rayNovember Release Dates For Imelda Staunton's GYPSY, Patti Lupone/George Hearn's SWEENEY TODD, Kristin Chenoweth's CANDIDE on Blu-ray
by Michael Dale - Aug 8, 2016

Three big musicals and an Arthur Miller classic will be released in November. (more...)

Cady Huffman to Depart SHEAR MADNESS This Month; Tickets Now on Sale thru Jan 8Cady Huffman to Depart SHEAR MADNESS This Month; Tickets Now on Sale thru Jan 8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Just announced, Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Cady Huffman will end her run in Off-Broadway's Shear Madness on August 21st. Cady assumed the role of Mrs. Shubert June 20th. She will be replaced by Lisa McMillan. Also joining the cast is Gil Brady replacing Adam Gerber in the role of Eddie Lawrence. The producers are have also announced a new batch of tickets on sale through January 8th, 2017. (more...)

TUTS Announces Week-Long Hold Over of 2016 SeasonTUTS Announces Week-Long Hold Over of 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Theatre Under the Stars' (TUTS) acclaimed productions of Disney's Beauty and the Beast & West Side Story will extend their runs by one week. These seven newly added performances will see the shows run at Stanley Park's picturesque Malkin Bowl (on alternating evenings) through to August 27, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at CMPACBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at CMPAC
by Melissa Giordano - Aug 3, 2016

Being there are many productions of the iconic musical West Side Story running at any one time, it is imperative that the cast be absolutely brilliant. Indeed, the company at The Noel S. Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center does not disappoint under the outstanding direction of Martin Aviles, who has been in several productions of West Side Story himself. This dazzling production, playing through August 28th at the Oakdale venue, will leave you extremely impressed with the incredible talent Long Island has to offer. (more...)

Denton Community Theatre to Stage WEST SIDE STORY This AugustDenton Community Theatre to Stage WEST SIDE STORY This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Denton Community Theatre is very excited to present West Side Story, book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conception/choreography by Jerome Robbins. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release PartyRobert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will reunite at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons on Monday, July 25 at 6:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Solea Pfeiffer & Jeremy Jordan in WEST SIDE STORY at the Hollywood BowlSTAGE TUBE: Watch Solea Pfeiffer & Jeremy Jordan in WEST SIDE STORY at the Hollywood Bowl
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl has enlisted some top Broadway talent for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's concert presentations of WEST SIDE STORY this summer. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel July 14, through July 19, the cast features Jeremy Jordan as Tony, Karen Olivo, who won a Tony Award for her take on the role in the 2009 Broadway revival, as Anita and newcomer Solea Pfeiffer as Maria. (more...)

Review Roundup: WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Jeremy Jordan & Karen Olivo, at the Hollywood BowlReview Roundup: WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Jeremy Jordan & Karen Olivo, at the Hollywood Bowl
by Review Roundups - Jul 15, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl has enlisted some top Broadway talent for the Los Angeles Master Chorale's concert presentations of WEST SIDE STORY this summer. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel last night, July 14, through July 19, the cast features Jeremy Jordan as Tony and Karen Olivo, who won a Tony Award for her take on the role in the 2009 Broadway revival, as Anita. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/14/16- Arthur LaurentsSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/14/16- Arthur Laurents
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Arthur Laurents! Laurents' first play, Home of the Brave, opened on Broadway in 1945, followed by many others. He wrote his first musical, West Side Story, in 1957, followed by Gypsy and others. His first screenplay was The Snake Pit in 1948, followed by others including Rope, Anastasia, The Way We Were and The Turning Point. His own play, Invitation to a March in 1960, was the first of several he directed. I Can Get It for You Wholesale in 1961 was the first musical he directed, followed by others including La Cage aux Folles and Gypsy with Angela Lansbury, then Tyne Daly and most recently, Patti LuPone. He pased away in May 2011. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Regrets Non-Latino WEST SIDE STORY CastingAtlanta Lyric Theatre Regrets Non-Latino WEST SIDE STORY Casting
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

The theatre company states that moving forward, it will adhere to a policy of ethnically specific casting when the material calls for it. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Connecticut RepPhoto Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Connecticut Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents the Broadway classic West Side Story with book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein, Lyrics byStephen Sondheim, and based on a concept ofJerome Robbins. West Side Story will be directed and choreographed by Cassie Abate (CRT's Peter Pan, A Chorus Line, The Music Man) is the final show of the 2016 Nutmeg Sumer Series. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

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