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Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (98)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Something's Coming, Something Good to Queensland ConservatoriumSomething's Coming, Something Good to Queensland Conservatorium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Welcome to West Side Story, the Queensland Conservatorium's main stage musical for 2017. (more...)

Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5Robert Creighton and Christine Ebersole Join Roster of Broadway's Best to Honor Joel Grey at 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director; David McCoy, Chairman of the Board), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Robert Creighton (Cagney), and Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens) will join some of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar® and Tony® Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Sutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel GreySutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Imelda Staunton Reveals Plans For 2018 GYPSY Run On BroadwayImelda Staunton Reveals Plans For 2018 GYPSY Run On Broadway
by Marianka Swain - Nov 24, 2016

Imelda Staunton has revealed plans for the London production of GYPSY to hit Broadway in 2018, according to The Stage. The show, already tipped for a New York transfer, began at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2014, and subsequently had an acclaimed West End run at the Savoy Theatre. It picked up four Olivier Awards, including Best Musical Revival and Best Actress in a Musical for Staunton. (more...)

VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Theater Talk'VIDEO: Harvey Fierstein Talks HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on 'Theater Talk'
by TV News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

November 25 - December 1 on Thirteen/WNET, WLIW/21, CUNY TV & NYCLife/25 Favorite guest Harvey Fierstein returns to THEATER TALK to bring co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and Susan Haskins up to speed about HAIRSPRAY LIVE (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse Announces 2017 SeasonIvoryton Playhouse Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

On March 22nd, 2017 The Ivoryton Playhouse opens its doors for a new season - a year full of exciting, affordable live theatre. Music from the 50's, 60's and 70's, hysterical new comedies and coming of age revelations - the Ivoryton Playhouse 2017 season is filled with stories and songs and people you will want to spend time with. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre ProgramBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY at Baldwin Wallace University Music Theatre Program
by Roy Berko - Nov 14, 2016

WEST SIDE STORY, the Jerome Robbins (concept development), Leonard Bernstein (Music), Arthur Laurents (book), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), had an interesting road from idea to Broadway production to revivals. The script is now in production by the Baldwin Wallace Department of Theatre and Dance and the Conservatory of Music's Musical Theatre Program. (more...)

Legendary Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Dies at 94Legendary Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Dies at 94
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

First reported by the Miami Herald, legendary theatrical publicist Charlie Cinnamon has passed away at 94 years old. The paper reports that Cinnamon died Thursday morning, days short of his 95th birthday. (more...)

Rumour Has It! Adele Wants to Play GYPSY's Mama Rose on Broadway!Rumour Has It! Adele Wants to Play GYPSY's Mama Rose on Broadway!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 1, 2016

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, global superstar Adele reveals that she would like to take on the iconic role of GYPSY's Mama Rose on Broadway! (more...)

Stellar Cast Announced for The Fugard Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre in January 2017Stellar Cast Announced for The Fugard Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY at the Joburg Theatre in January 2017
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's grand-scale, smash hit, all South African production of WEST SIDE STORY will be presented at the The Joburg Theatre Complex's Mandela Theatre from 24 January 2017. (more...)

THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning London Production of GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, 11/11THIRTEEN to Air Award-Winning London Production of GYPSY, Starring Imelda Staunton, 11/11
by TV News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Jonathan Kent's award-winning production of the classic musical GYPSY - a record-breaking sellout during its acclaimed London run - comes toTHIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, November 11 at 9 p.m. on PBS on the PBS Arts Fall Festival. (more...)

BWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in NashvilleBWW Review: RENT's 20th Anniversary Tour Thrills TPAC Audience on Opening Night in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 19, 2016

It's hard to believe that Jonathan Larson's epic rock musical masterpiece, Rent, debuted on Broadway, making headlines around the world, winning the Pulitzer Prize and bringing a whole new generation of audiences to the theater 20 years ago. Larson who died just prior to the show's 1996 off-Broadway opening didn't live to see the acclaim with which his musical - based upon Puccini's La Boheme - was greeted, but if we believe in such things, we may rest assured that since his untimely demise he has watched over Rent's evolution, which includes the 20th Anniversary production now touring the country in an astounding revival which reaffirms its place among the very best of American musical theater. (more...)

Light Opera Works Changes Name To Music Theater Works Announces 2017 SeasonLight Opera Works Changes Name To Music Theater Works Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Light Opera Works will become Music Theater Works in 2017, opening with CANDIDE  (June 3-11), followed by GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

Broadway Legend Joel Grey to Receive Oscar Hammerstein Award at York's 2016 GalaBroadway Legend Joel Grey to Receive Oscar Hammerstein Award at York's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will honor legendary Oscar and Tony Award winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala to be held on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Pianist and Music Director Chrisopher Howatt Steps Out From Behind the Keyboard in HEAR MY SONGPianist and Music Director Chrisopher Howatt Steps Out From Behind the Keyboard in HEAR MY SONG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

For more than thirty years, Christopher Howatt could be seen on cabaret and theatrical stages behind the piano, serving as music director for the shows, "Dangerous Duets," the vocal group Boulevard East and for performers such as Tyne Daly, David Hyde Pierce, Rita Moreno, Al Tulane, John Tartaglia, Howard McGillin, Marlo Thomas and others.  (more...)

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...)

Tyne Daly Leads DEAR WORLD in Concert Tonight at Valley Performing Arts CenterTyne Daly Leads DEAR WORLD in Concert Tonight at Valley Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 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's 1990 Tony Award for Best Revival Auctioned Today in L.A.GYPSY's 1990 Tony Award for Best Revival Auctioned Today in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

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

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