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Date of Birth: July 14, 1918 (97)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
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Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie 'Very Close' to Getting Green Light?Barbra Streisand's GYPSY Movie 'Very Close' to Getting Green Light?
by Jessica Khan - Sep 1, 2015

Is it finally Rose's turn? Stage and screen legendBarbra Streisand's husband, actorJames Brolin, just spoke to Extra about the likelihood of his wife's film remake of GYPSY getting the go-ahead. (more...)

BWW Review: Dutch Apple WEST SIDE STORY is the Best Dancing in TownBWW Review: Dutch Apple WEST SIDE STORY is the Best Dancing in Town
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 31, 2015

Dean Sobon and Samantha Hewes Cramer give WEST SIDE STORY the dance it deserves. (more...)

Centre Stage  for Youth Changes Audition Time for GYPSYCentre Stage for Youth Changes Audition Time for GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Due to an unexpected emergency with the director, auditions for GYPSY for youth ages thirteen and below have been changed to 4:00pm instead of the previously announced 2:00pm on Sunday, August 30th. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonMusical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Musical Theatre West continues its tradition of presenting Broadway's best on the West Coast with four shows in the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Subscriptions for Asolo Rep's thrilling 57th season are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies,The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!andSmash.Their Broadway credits includePromises, PromisesandHow to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits includeHairspray, Chicago,A Raisin in the SunandFootloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation ofPippinand much more. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Makes Phenomenal Opening at the Arts Asylum in Kansas CityBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Makes Phenomenal Opening at the Arts Asylum in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Aug 24, 2015

Gang violence erupts at the Arts Asylum in Kansas City and the audience erupts with a thunderous standing ovation for WEST SIDE STORY on opening night Saturday August 22. Michael Grayman and Andrew Parkhurst direct WEST SIDE STORY, which opens the fifth season of Spinning Tree Theatre, recreating the choreography of Jerome Robbins who directed and choreographed the entire original production. (more...)

DROP DEAD PERFECT, Starring Everett Quinton, Begins Tomorrow Off-BroadwayDROP DEAD PERFECT, Starring Everett Quinton, Begins Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

DROP DEAD PERFECT, the madcap comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton returns to the Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46 Street - between 8th and 9th Avenues) and begins previews on Wednesday, August 19th, for a limited eight week engagement. The official opening is set for Sunday, August 23rd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Stars as 'Chowsie' in GYPSY at Harbor Lights TheaterPhoto Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog Stars as 'Chowsie' in GYPSY at Harbor Lights Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Tinkerbelle the Dog is one step closer to her Broadway dream! This weekend, she opened in the role of 'Chowsie' in Harbor Lights Theater Company's GYPSY, performed at the St. George Theater. Tinkerbelle stars alongside Tony nominee Sally Mayes, Emmy nominee and Broadway veteran Kathy Brier, and more. She is honored to be working with such professionals and looks forward to another weekend of shows ahead - scroll down for pictures of Tinkerbelle with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Harbor Lights Theater's GYPSY Starring Sally MayesPhoto Flash: First Look at Harbor Lights Theater's GYPSY Starring Sally Mayes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic DirectorsTamara JenkinsandJay Montgomery, is pleased to announce a cast that includes not only Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, but also many Staten Islanders. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Take a Look at GYPSY Rehearsals, Starring Sally MayesSTAGE TUBE: Take a Look at GYPSY Rehearsals, Starring Sally Mayes
by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, welcomes a cast of Broadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, as well as many Staten Islanders, for GYPSY. Below, check out rehearsal footage from the show! (more...)

Sally Mayes Stars as 'Mama Rose' in Harbor Lights' GYPSY, Opening TonightSally Mayes Stars as 'Mama Rose' in Harbor Lights' GYPSY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

The Harbor Lights Theater Company (Harbor Lights), Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company, led by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery, welcomes a cast ofBroadway veterans and Tony and Emmy nominees, as well as many Staten Islanders, for GYPSY, opening tonight,August 7th, and running two weekends through August 16th in an exciting new partnership with the historic St. George Theater in Staten Island. (more...)

BWW Preview: WEST SIDE STORY Comes to the Arts Asylum in Kansas CityBWW Preview: WEST SIDE STORY Comes to the Arts Asylum in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Aug 6, 2015

West Side Story opens the fifth season of productions for Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City, Missouri, running August 20 through September 5. The musical production will be staged at The Arts Asylum located at 1000 E. 9th Street in Kansas City. The Arts Asylum was established to provide assistance, studio, and gallery space for a variety of artists. (more...)

Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16Maureen McGovern to Play George Street Playhouse, 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

George Street Playhouse announced today that award-winning vocalist MAUREEN McGOVERN will make a special appearance at the New Brunswick theatre on Wednesday, September 16 at 8pm. Joined on stage by her music director JEFF HARRIS, Ms. McGovern will offer selections from her newest show and upcoming CD, Sing, My Sisters, Sing! (more...)

Rubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next MonthRubicon's Musical Theatre Intensive to Present WEST SIDE STORY with 21-Piece Orchestra Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Rubicon Theatre, a not-for-profit professional regional theatre company in Ventura, California, announces its production of WEST SIDE STORY (Book by ARTHUR LAURENTS, Music by LEONARD BERNSTEIN, Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM), to be performed by the students of the Education Department's MUSICAL THEATRE INTENSIVE, featuring at twenty-one piece orchestra conducted by DANIEL NEWMAN-LESSLER. This production is directed by BRIAN McDONALD, Musical Direction by MIRIAM ARICHEA and choreography is by CAROLANNE MARANO. Set and lights are designed by David King. Production Manager is Jessie Vacchiano, Stage Manager is Jon Stover. (more...)

Legendary Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Reveals What Drew Him to the TheatreLegendary Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Reveals What Drew Him to the Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

In a new interview with the Miami Herald, legendary Florida publicist Charlie Cinnamon has opened up about what originally drew him to Broadway. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next MonthWEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15Nashville Theater Calendar 7/27/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 27, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog in GYPSY at Harbor Theatre Lights Co.Photo Flash: Tinkerbelle the Dog in GYPSY at Harbor Theatre Lights Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2015

Tinkerbelle the Dog (@Tinkerbellethedog) the recent social media rescue dog visiting the cast of Broadway Shows (American in Paris, It Shoulda Been You) is one step closer to her broadway dream! She was just recently cast as Chowsie in the Harbor Lights Theater Company's production of GYPSY starring Tony Award Nominee Sally Mayes. Check out photos of the pup and the cast below! (more...)

George Street Playhouse Appoints Actor/Director Michael Mastro Resident Artistic DirectorGeorge Street Playhouse Appoints Actor/Director Michael Mastro Resident Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

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