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Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1962 (52)
Birth Place:
New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
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Beth Leavel, Liz Callaway & More Will Sing from the Golden Age at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR on 3/30Beth Leavel, Liz Callaway & More Will Sing from the Golden Age at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR on 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Scott Siegel, creator/writer/host of Town Hall's (123 West 43 Street and 6th Avenue) Broadway by the Year, continues the critically acclaimed series that has been lovingly hailed as a success by Variety,Time Out New York and virtually every other theatrical paper, magazine and internet site in New York City. Over four concerts this season, Broadway by the Year will cover a century of Broadway history with over one hundred musical stars singing (and often dancing!) the songs that made the Great White Way great. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES With Evan Rachel Wood Extends thru May 31 in L.A.FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES With Evan Rachel Wood Extends thru May 31 in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

After a completely sold out six week run in Los Angeles, and recent 12 show sellout in Chicago, producers Shane Scheel and Siobhan O'Neill of Ad Astra Live are happy to announce that FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES at West Hollywood's DBA will extend through May 31. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Join Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van BramerMandy Patinkin to Join Alan Cumming, PS122 to Honor Claire Danes, Jimmy Van Bramer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

?PS122's 2015 Spring Gala celebrates homecomings by honoring actor and dancer Claire Danes, whose history with PS122 includes her 1985 performance debut at the age of six along with critically acclaimed dance pieces in 2005 and 2007. In addition, New York City Council Member Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer will receive the Shining Star Award for his unwavering dedication to New York City arts and culture. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES Announces New 'Fat Hughesday' Signature CocktailFOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES Announces New 'Fat Hughesday' Signature Cocktail
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES Signature Cocktail winning name 'Fat Hughesday,' submitted by contestant David Lello for Broadway In Chicago's #FTRHUGHES 'Name That Drink' contest and selected by voting cast members in the show. (more...)

Drag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ to Lead RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS at Mason HallDrag Superstars Jinkx Monsoon & Peaches Christ to Lead RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS at Mason Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

RuPaul's Drag Race sensation JINKX MONSOON and San Francisco drag legend PEACHES CHRIST will star in the New York Premiere of RETURN TO GRAY GARDENS, a theatrical comedy that pays homage to the acclaimed documentary film 'Grey Gardens'. This original stage show, written and directed by Joshua Grannell, also features MINK STOLE in a cast of 14. It will be performed for one night only, Saturday, April 25 at 7pm at Mason Hall at Baruch Performing Arts Center (17 Lexington Avenue at 23rd Street). Tickets range from $25 - $75 at 212-352-3101 or www.SpinCycleNYC.com. (more...)

Universal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on VinylUniversal Music Enterprises Prepares Five-Month Rollout of Soundtrack Album Reissues on Vinyl
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Universal Music Enterprises has announced a rollout of 26 individual soundtrack albums on vinyl (more...)

Evan Rachel Wood to Join Cast of FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES in ChicagoEvan Rachel Wood to Join Cast of FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced Evan Rachel Wood (Thirteen, The Wrestler, Across the Universe) will join the cast of “FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES,” an immersive, concert event showcasing the works of beloved Chicago native John Hughes, at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) the second week of performances March 12 – 15, 2015. Evan Rachel Wood will replace Rumer Willis who will play “Basket Case” in the first week of performances March 5 – 8, 2015. Willis will be returning to Los Angeles to prepare for her upcoming, just announced debut on Season 20 of ABC's “Dancing With The Stars.' (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL to Open at QPAC in SeptemberSTRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL to Open at QPAC in September
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Global Creatures confirmed today that Baz Luhrmann's much-loved hit show STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL will open in Brisbane at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) in September 2015. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next WeekHOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?Popular television star Reg E. Cathey will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

PS122's Annual Gala to Honor Claire DanesPS122's Annual Gala to Honor Claire Danes
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Lead by the capital campaign co-chairs Alan Cumming, Stella Schnabel, and PS122's Board Vice President Charles Kerr, PS122's 2015 Spring Gala celebrates homecomings by honoring actor and dancer Claire Danes - whose history of performing at PS122 includes her 1985 performance debut at the age of six along with critically-acclaimed dance pieces in 2005 and 2007. The April 20th Gala also expands PS122's Give Performance Space capital campaign and celebrates PS122's anticipated return to its newly renovated East Village building, the organization's home for 30 plus years. (more...)

Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

A cast of five will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen to Bring STRANGE BEDFELLOWS to The Butterfly ClubJacqui Dark and Kanen Breen to Bring STRANGE BEDFELLOWS to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Jacqui Dark and Kanen Breen are two of Australia's leading operatic performers, and between them have won a slew of awards for their stunning portrayals of Opera's finest characters. In their new cabaret production, Strange Bedfellows, they play their darkest and rawest characters yet: themselves. (more...)

Frances Black Projects to Present COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE, 2/22-24Frances Black Projects to Present COMMEDIA DELL'ARTICHOKE, 2/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Frances Black Project presents, Commedia dell'Artichoke, a bi-monthly show created and performed by Carter Gill and Tommy Russell. Performed in classic commedia dell'arte mask, these two Yale Drama trained actors create a world of characters, such as Pulicinella, Tartaglia and Zanni, who live and work in a pizza shop in New York City. It's a story about following your dreams, being your own boss and the chaos that must ensue. February 22, 23 and 24 at 9:30pm at Artichoke Basille's Pizza, 114 10th Avenue (at 17th Street). General admission tickets are $30 and include a slice and drink of choice. Reserved seating is $40. Tickets are available online at http://www.francesblackprojects.com/#current-projects. The following performances with be April 19 & 20 at Artichoke Basille's. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/6/2015 - CHURCHILL, LOVE / SICK, SNOW ORCHID, GRAMMYs and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/6/2015 - CHURCHILL, LOVE / SICK, SNOW ORCHID, GRAMMYs and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 6, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: CHURCHILL and LOVE / SICK start off-Broadway tonight, with THE LION and SNOW ORCHID opening this weekend, plus the GRAMMY Awards are set for Sunday! (more...)

Evan Rachel Wood, Rumer Willis and More Star in FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES, Starting Tonight in West HollywoodEvan Rachel Wood, Rumer Willis and More Star in FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES, Starting Tonight in West Hollywood
by Movies News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The hit FOR THE RECORD series breathes a new life into the movies by adapting the works of great directors into a theatrical concert setting. FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES at West Hollywood's DBA will showcase the works of acclaimed director John Hughes, by reliving his acclaimed coming of age 1980's teen flicks including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Weird Science, Pretty In Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful and Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Performances begin tonight, February 6, and run through April 4. (more...)

Only On Netflix: The Get Down, An All-New Music-Driven Drama Series From Baz Luhrmann Set In New York City In The 70sOnly On Netflix: The Get Down, An All-New Music-Driven Drama Series From Baz Luhrmann Set In New York City In The 70s
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ The Get Down,a new Netflix Original Series, from visionary director Baz Luhrmann, will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories in 2016. The series marks Luhrmann's first music-driven drama since the global hit Moulin Rouge! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Netflix Orders All-New Musical Drama Series from Baz LuhrmannVIDEO: First Look - Netflix Orders All-New Musical Drama Series from Baz Luhrmann
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The Get Down, A new Netflix Original Series, from visionary director Baz Luhrmann, will premiere exclusively on Netflix in all territories in 2016. The series marks Luhrmann's first music-driven drama since the global hit Moulin Rouge! (more...)

Costumes from Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM on View at Highpoint Shopping CentreCostumes from Cirque du Soleil's TOTEM on View at Highpoint Shopping Centre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

For a limited time, Melbourne residents have the opportunity to get up-close to a selection of the stunning costumes from TOTEM, the awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil production now playing under the Big Top at Flemington Racecourse. (more...)

Evan Rachel Wood to Star in New Musical FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHESEvan Rachel Wood to Star in New Musical FOR THE RECORD: DEAR JOHN HUGHES
by Movies News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Evan Rachel Wood is set to star in a new musical titled 'For the Record: Dear John Hughes,' which will have a theatrical run at West Hollywood's DBA from February 6th through April 4th. (more...)

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Extends in MelbourneSTRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL Extends in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom the Musical opened this weekend at her Majesty's Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. Following the acclaimed first night, three weeks of performances have been added to the engagement, which is now playing through May 3, 2015. (more...)

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