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Date Of Birth:
September 17, 1962 (52)
Birth Place:
New South Wales, AUSTRALIA
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Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!Breaking News - SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Skip Seattle and Open at the St. James Theatre in Spring 2015; Casey Nicholaw Set to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Producer Kevin McCollum has just announced that SOMETHING ROTTEN!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony-winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy -winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, will begin previews March 23 and officially open April 22, 2015 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Merola Opera Program to Host 'Opera & Ornaments' Concert TomorrowMerola Opera Program to Host 'Opera & Ornaments' Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Merola Opera Program presents Opera & Ornaments: A Merola Opera Program Holiday Concert, Saturday, December 13, 2:00pm in the Community Hall of the Lafayette Library (3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd.). This special holiday concert features opera, classical and holiday selections performed by renowned opera performer Eugene Brancoveanu. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock RoyaltyFLASH FRIDAY: Sting Injects Broadway With Rock Royalty
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 12, 2014

Today we are heralding the long-awaited Broadway return of international rock icon Sting with a salute to his theatrical work. (more...)

Pentatonix to Play the Orpheum in March 2015Pentatonix to Play the Orpheum in March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Pentatonix, the acclaimed, chart-topping a cappella vocal quintet, stops at the Orpheum Theatre with their 'On My Way Home' tour at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 7, 2015. Pentatonix (PTX) returns to Minneapolis, following a sold-out appearance at the State Theatre last February, as an even more popular and booming musical sensation. On YouTube they boast more than 6.7 million subscribers with more than 600 million views (besting Beyoncé and Avicii). Pentatonix recently appeared on the Today Show, was featured in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and will be a part of the Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting tonight, December 3, in support of their latest release, That's Christmas to Me. Tickets go on sale for the Orpheum Theatre show at 11 a.m., Friday, December 5, 2014. To purchase and for more information visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787. (more...)

FOR THE RECORD: BAZ Extends Through Dec 30FOR THE RECORD: BAZ Extends Through Dec 30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

After a three-month sold-out run, the hit "For The Record" series will extend their critically-acclaimed evening inspired by the films of Baz Luhrmann at West Hollywood's DBA (www.dbahollywood.com) every Thursday - Sunday through December 30, 2014. (more...)

VIDEO: Janel Parrish Floors the Judges with Gorgeous Freestyle on DWTSVIDEO: Janel Parrish Floors the Judges with Gorgeous Freestyle on DWTS
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

In the Judges Pick round, Broadway vet Janel Parrish and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy performed a Samba, one of their lowest scoring dances of the season. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY to Play 54 Below Next MonthTHE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY to Play 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The Sound Of Music Nuns' Christmas Party' on December 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm. It's been one year since you saw them on national TV in THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, but these sisters have reunited and are hosting the season's best and most irreverent Christmas party! Celebrate the season at 54 Below with an evening of holiday spirit, majestic choral singing and hilarious storytelling from some of the finest female voices on Broadway. Featuring Cameron Adams, Wendi Bergamini, Catherine Brunell, Paula Leggett Chase, Margot de La Barre, Rayanne Gonzales, Joy Hermalyn, Leah Horowitz, Autumn Hurlbert, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Jessica Molaskey, Sydney Morton, Elena Shaddow, Laura Shoop, Georgia Stitt and Rema Webb. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2014 Steinberg Awards Honor Stephen Adly GuirgisPhoto Coverage: 2014 Steinberg Awards Honor Stephen Adly Guirgis
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 18, 2014

Just last night, the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust hosted the 2014 Steinberg Playwright Awards at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater to honor Stephen Adly Guirgis. The event featured readings by Ellen Burstyn, Kevin Corrigan, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Yul Vazquez, Felix Solis, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Ron C. Jones and Neil Tyrone Pritchard. BroadwayWorld brings you photos form the special event below! (more...)

VIDEO: Janel Parrish Paso Dobles Her Way Into the Finals on DWTSVIDEO: Janel Parrish Paso Dobles Her Way Into the Finals on DWTS
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Broadway vet Janel Parrish and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy performed a Paso Doble and a stunning Argentine Tango to move on to the finals. (more...)

Movie Musical THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH with Hugh Jackman to Begin Shooting Next Summer?Movie Musical THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH with Hugh Jackman to Begin Shooting Next Summer?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Hugh Jackman may finally be bringing PT Barnum to the big screen. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Classic, THE GREAT GATSBY, at EnsembleBWW Reviews: Classic, THE GREAT GATSBY, at Ensemble
by Roy Berko - Nov 17, 2014

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Photo Coverage: Inside THE RIVER's Opening Night Theatre ArrivalsPhoto Coverage: Inside THE RIVER's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Nov 17, 2014

THE RIVER opened last night, Nov. 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). A new play by Jez Butterworth, The River stars Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly andCush Jumbo and is directed by Ian Rickson. The production will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the star-studded theatre arivals below! (more...)

Fishing for Truth... Meet the Full Cast of THE RIVER, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Fishing for Truth... Meet the Full Cast of THE RIVER, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 16, 2014

THE RIVER opens tonight, November 16, at Circle in the Square (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), where it will play a strictly limited 13-week engagement through Sunday, January 25, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on BroadwaySunday Special: From the Screen to the Boards - This Season's Movie Stars on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 16, 2014

From Broadway debuts to stage veterans, this season is swarming with big screen stars. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you the backstory on this year's film-to-stage transplants. Scroll down to learn more, and be sure to let us who you're most excited to see on the Great White Way, plus which actors you'd like to make the leap! (more...)

VIDEO: Janel Parrish Has Jungle Fever in Lively DWTS' Trio PerformanceVIDEO: Janel Parrish Has Jungle Fever in Lively DWTS' Trio Performance
by TV News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

In the trio round, Janel danced with her professional partner Valentin Chmerkovskiy and new DWTS's pro Keo Motsepe and earned a score of 39 out of 40 points. (more...)

Rooney Mara to Star in Film Adaptation of Olivier Award-Winning Play BLACKBIRDRooney Mara to Star in Film Adaptation of Olivier Award-Winning Play BLACKBIRD
by Movies News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Jean Doumanian Productions announced today that the Academy Award® nominee Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and Ben Mendelsohn (The Place Beyond the Pines) will star in the upcoming film, Blackbird (more...)

VIDEO: Janel Parrish Channels 'Romeo & Juliet'; Receives Perfect Score on DWTS!VIDEO: Janel Parrish Channels 'Romeo & Juliet'; Receives Perfect Score on DWTS!
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Broadway vet Janel Parrish and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy channeled literature's most romantic duo, Romeo & Juliet for a Contemporary dance to the song 'Everybody's Free (To Wear Sunscreen)' (more...)

ZTC to Present EVENING EUCALYPTUS, Begin. 11/7ZTC to Present EVENING EUCALYPTUS, Begin. 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

To many Americans, Australia is a land that conjures images that are romantic, exotic, and wild-the locale of Crocodile Dundee, The Man From Snowy River, and Baz Luhrmann's films; but for two years national award winning playwright Mahonri Stewart called it his home. As a result from his time there, Stewart took a strong interest in Australia's history, mythology, and heritage, from which he derived his newest play Evening Eucalyptus. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Addresses Third Skin Cancer Scare With Witty Baz Luhrmann Inspired MessageHugh Jackman Addresses Third Skin Cancer Scare With Witty Baz Luhrmann Inspired Message
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 28, 2014

Wolverine proves he has nine lives! (more...)

VIDEO: Janel Parrish Dances 'Pretty Little Liars'-Themed Waltz on DWTSVIDEO: Janel Parrish Dances 'Pretty Little Liars'-Themed Waltz on DWTS
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Broadway vet Janel Parrish and her partner Val Chmerkovskiy performed a super creepy Halloween Waltz to the theme song from her ABC Family series, 'Pretty Little Liars.' T (more...)

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