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Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (98)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Gypsy Tony Award for Best Revival Sells for $26,798Gypsy Tony Award for Best Revival Sells for $26,798
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

The 1990 Tony Award for Best Revival awarded to producer Barry Brown for Gypsy sold last night for $26,798 at Nate D. Sanders Auctions. The musical Gypsy, with lyrics written by Stephen Sondheim, premiered in 1959. The play was critically acclaimed and is considered by many critics to be the greatest musical of all-time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance CenterPhoto Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was honored to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star ofHamilton: An American Musical, to its West Loop facility, the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located at 1147 West Jackson Boulevard. More than 160 invited guests included students and families participating in Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Programs; members of Hubbard Street's Junior Ensemble, Hubbard Street 2 and the artists of its world-renowned main company; staff members and special guests; individual and foundation supporters of its Education Programs; and Season 38 Spotlight Ball attendees who made donations at the organization's annual gala. (more...)

GYPSY's 1990 Tony Award for Best Revival to Be Auctioned in L.A.GYPSY's 1990 Tony Award for Best Revival to Be Auctioned in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 1990 Tony Award for Best Revival awarded to producer Barry Brown for Gypsy will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on September 29, 2016.  (more...)

George Street Playhouse Announces Casting for Season-Opening MAMA'S BOYGeorge Street Playhouse Announces Casting for Season-Opening MAMA'S BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

George Street Playhouse today announced the cast of Rob Urbinati's Mama's Boy, which runs October 18 through November 6 at the New Brunswick theatre. Betsy Aidem (Broadway's All the Way, GSP's God of Carnage) stars as Marguerite Oswald, the headstrong mother of Lee Harvey Oswald, played by Michael Goldsmith (TV's Doctor Who, Gotham).  (more...)

BWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of ConnecticutBWW Review: GYPSY at Music Theatre Of Connecticut
by Melinda Zupaniotis - Sep 19, 2016

With a minimalist set depicting an abandoned stage - brick wall, ladder, random set pieces, and a piano - Music Theatre of Connecticut begins its 30th season with the iconic musical, Gypsy. Written in 1959, Gypsy harnesses the dream-team creative talents of music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by Arthur Laurents, plus the original production was directed and choreographed by Jerome Robbins. All of these legends combined certainly raises the bar for expectation, and therefore, this show can be a difficult one for any theatre to produce. All in all, MTC did a good job of presenting this whirlwind piece. You should go! (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBANDPenguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Gettysburg Community Theatre Presents GYPSYGettysburg Community Theatre Presents GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Gettysburg Community Theatre, the non-profit 501c3 organization located in the original Elks Lodge building at 49 York Street within the first block of Lincoln Square in historic downtown Gettysburg, will present the musical, GYPSY at 7pm on September 16, 17, 23, 30 and October 1, and at 2pm on September 18, 24, 25, and October 2. Limited reserved seating $18 plus tax/fees. (more...)

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of ConnecticutPhoto Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 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. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Opens at Orlando Shakespeare TheaterPhoto Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Opens at Orlando Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

West Side Story tells the epic love story of idealistic young lovers Maria and Tony as they find themselves caught between rival street gangs, the Jets and the Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most beautiful, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. West Side Story's legendary jazz, Latin, and classical-inspired score features the treasured songs 'Maria,' 'Tonight,' 'I Feel Pretty,' and 'America.' (more...)

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...)

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