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Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (97)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
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Winthrop Playmakers to Stage GYPSY in JuneWinthrop Playmakers to Stage GYPSY in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Winthrop Playmakers are thrilled to announce their upcoming production of the beloved musical Gypsy, opening June 18 at Memorial Hall at 151 Pauline Street in Winthrop. With a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jules Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and suggested by the memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy has been hailed as one of the greatest musicals ever written by The New York Times. (more...)

Tom Hewitt and Lesli Margherita to Star in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME as Part of La Mirada's 2016-17 SeasonTom Hewitt and Lesli Margherita to Star in HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME as Part of La Mirada's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment have announced their 2016-2017 season of shows. (more...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Apr 21, 2016

El actor nos cuenta acerca de este concierto unico con el que ya ha triunfado en Barcelona y ahora estrenara en Madrid el proximo 25 de abril a las 21h, en el que contara con grandes colaboraciones. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with the Cast of SHE LOVES MEBWW Invite: Attend SAG-AFTRA Foundation Conversation with the Cast of SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Tuesday, April 26 (1pm),†join us for a Career Conversations with Danielle Brooks currently starring in The Color Purple, moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!'†The event will take place at The New School - University Center (63 Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Cher Musical Could Soon Light Up Broadway; HAMILTON's Jeffrey Seller ProducingCher Musical Could Soon Light Up Broadway; HAMILTON's Jeffrey Seller Producing
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Cher's much-hyped biomusical could soon light up Broadway.† (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016
by - Apr 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/12/2016 - 4/19/2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICALBWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th SeasonJen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!Broadway's Matt Doyle & Belinda Allyn Will Lead WEST SIDE STORY at Paper Mill Playhouse; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse†has announced complete casting for Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. West Side Story is based on a conception by Jerome Robbins and features a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Tony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at GoodspeedTony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa† appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena† as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. (more...)

It's Her Turn! Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie Finally Moving Forward with New HelmerIt's Her Turn! Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie Finally Moving Forward with New Helmer
by Jessica Khan - Apr 11, 2016

Barbra Streisand will finally be singing 'Rose's Turn' now that her long-in-the-wings GYPSY film has found a director in RAIN MAN Oscar-winner Barry Levinson (who also wrote the book for Sheryl Crow's musical DINER). (more...)

GYPSY to Play WPPAC, 4/15-17GYPSY to Play WPPAC, 4/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

?White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre presents Gypsy, April 15-17. The ultimate story about an aggressive stage mother's quest to live vicariously through her daughters' fame. Join Rose, June and Louise in their trip across the United States during the 1920's, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born. This†gripping story highlights one of the most compelling and distressing aspects of show business. A classic musical with many Tony Awards to its name, Gypsy has been a†Broadway favorite†since it opened in 1959.†With a book by†Arthur Laurents, music by†Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim,†songs include†Let Me Entertain You, If Momma Was Married,†You Gotta Get A Gimmick,†Everything's Coming Up Roses†and many more. (more...)

Update: Imelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Still Circling a Broadway RunUpdate: Imelda Staunton-Led GYPSY Still Circling a Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The West End revival of†Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton, which just took home four Olivier Awards on Sunday night, is still eying a Broadway run.†According to the Wall Street Journal,†a spokesperson for producers Michael Harrison and David Ian revealed that talks for a Broadway transfer are underway. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: How THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Changed The Careers of Its Authors, Stars and DirectorVIDEO FLASHBACK: How THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Changed The Careers of Its Authors, Stars and Director
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2016

Barrtlett Sher and Adam Guettel made their Broadway debuts with this complex romantic musical. (more...)

Stage Right to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 4/15-17Stage Right to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 4/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Stage Right's Professional Theatre Company closes out its season with the musical theatre classic West Side Story. April 15-17 at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg. The show, originally staged by Jerome Robbins, with music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Arthur Laurents, has long been considered one of the greatest works of musical theatre. Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City, as two young idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the 'American' Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. (more...)

The Mountain Play Announces WEST SIDE STORY CastThe Mountain Play Announces WEST SIDE STORY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Mountain Play - †Casting is complete for the Mountain Play's production of West Side Story, which will be ready to rumble in the San Francisco Bay Area this May. (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Imelda StauntonTake Five! Spend Your Tea Break with Imelda Staunton
by Marianka Swain - Mar 30, 2016

Jonathan Kent's triumphant revival of GYPSY, starring Imelda Staunton as an indelible Momma Rose, leads the way at this Sunday's Olivier Awards with eight nominations. Staunton is hot favourite to pick up Best Actress in a Musical for her lauded performance, which fuelled hit runs at Chichester Festival Theatre and London's Savoy, as well as a BBC broadcast. Gypsy also scored Olivier nominations for Best Musical Revival, Kent's direction, Stephen Mear's choreography, Mark Henderson's lighting, and Lara Pulver, Dan Burton and Peter Davison in supporting roles. (more...)

John Jay College of Criminal Justice to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda at 2016 GalaJohn Jay College of Criminal Justice to Honor HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda at 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

John Jay College of Criminal Justice has just announced it will honor Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tony- and Grammy Award-winning composer, lyricist, performer, and 2015 MacArthur Foundation Award recipient, as part of its Educating for Justice Gala on Monday, May 23, 2016. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/26-3/27/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/26-3/27/2016
by - Mar 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 27, 2016 - Sunday, March 27, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/27/16- GYPSYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/27/16- GYPSY
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2016

Today in 2008, the fourth Broadway revival of Gypsy opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 332 performances. Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including 'Small World,' 'Everything's Coming up Roses', 'Some People', 'Let Me Entertain You', and 'Rose's Turn'. (more...)

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