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Date Of Birth:
December 16, 1946 (69)
Birth Place:
Stockholm, SWEDEN
Gender: Male
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Date of Birth: December 16, 1946 (69)
Birth Place: Stockholm, SWEDEN
Gender: Male
'An Evening With Tim Rice' to Debut on Seabourn Fleet'An Evening With Tim Rice' to Debut on Seabourn Fleet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced an exclusive partnership with Tim Rice, the acclaimed English musical theater lyricist of Broadway, West End and film, winner of three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH TIM RICE Will Debut on Seabourn FleetAN EVENING WITH TIM RICE Will Debut on Seabourn Fleet
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Seabourn, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line, has announced an exclusive partnership with Tim Rice, the acclaimed English musical theater lyricist of Broadway, West End and film, winner of three Oscars, three Tonys, three Golden Globes and several Grammys. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBrightSide Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

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BWW Review: Paramount's MAMMA MIA! Happily Goes Again, Not ResistedBWW Review: Paramount's MAMMA MIA! Happily Goes Again, Not Resisted
by Patrick O'Brien - Sep 19, 2016

The unquestioned immortality of Mamma Mia! took a hit last year when its Broadway run came to an end after playing fourteen years, two theatres and 5,773 performances. Now comes the question of its unavoidability. Somehow, I've managed to - okay, maybe not avoid it, which implies snobbishness on my part - but Mamma Mia! has just never been on my radar. It'll be around forever - or at least as long as Boomer nostalgia sells - so that leaves plenty of time to catch up on other things, my thought process went. But now begins what will presumably turn into a licensing blitz, and Aurora's Paramount Theatre leads the bell-bottomed charge into Chicagoland. So here we go again for the first time, I guess. (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world.  (more...)

Gunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New TunesGunning for a Groom! MURIEL'S WEDDING THE MUSICAL to Premiere in Sydney Next Year with New Tunes
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

In Muriel's Wedding The Musical, Muriel Heslop is back! And this time she's singing. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Comes to Calgary for One Week OnlyMAMMA MIA! Comes to Calgary for One Week Only
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in November 2016. Performances begin on November 1 and run through November 6 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 1415 14 Avenue NW. (more...)

Sarah Wyatt, Lizzie Markson & Dustin Harris Smith Will Lead MAMMA MIA! TourSarah Wyatt, Lizzie Markson & Dustin Harris Smith Will Lead MAMMA MIA! Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The producers of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour. MAMMA MIA! is one of the most successful musicals of all time, the eighth longest running show in Broadway history and one of only five musicals to have run for more than ten years on Broadway. The West End production is now in its eighteenth year. To date, MAMMA MIA! has been seen by over 60 million people worldwide in 50 productions in 16 different languages. MAMMA MIA! will embark on a farewell tour in the 2016-17 season, which also marks its fifteenth year on the road. Leading the cast of 30 is Sarah Wyatt as 'Donna Sheridan,' the independent single mother whose carefree past catches up with her on the eve of her daughter's wedding. Bride-to-be 'Sophie Sheridan' is played by Lizzie Markson; her fiance 'Sky' is played by Dustin Harris Smith. Sarah Smith and Betsy Padamonsky play Donna's best friends and former back-up band, 'Rosie' and 'Tanya,' (respectively) who reunite with their best friend on the island for Sophie's wedding. The three men from Donna's past and Sophie's possible dads are Shai Yammanee ('Sam Carmichael'), Marc Cornes ('Bill Austin'), and Andrew Tebo ('Harry Bright'). Sophie's & Sky's best friends are played by Chloe Kounadis ('Ali'), Niki Badua ('Lisa'), Austin Michael ('Pepper') and Max Ehrlich ('Eddie'). MAMMA MIA!'s ensemble features Kylie Brunngraber, Cashelle Butler, Juan Guillen, Joshua Taylor Hamilton, Stephanie Inglese, Matthew Janisse, Marcus John, Danny Lopez, Gabriella Marchion, Luke Monday, Catherine Nickerson, Alicia Osborn, Carlina Parker, Yael Reich, Alex Sheets, Julia Cassandra Smith, Ian Taylor and Brian Whitehill. MAMMA MIA! is produced by Work Light Productions, whose other touring productions include Cinderella, RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, Motown, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Vocalosity and Something Rotten!. The original production of MAMMA MIA! was produced by Judy Craymer, Richard East and Bjorn Ulvaeus for Littlestar in association with Universal, the creative team responsible for bringing MAMMA MIA! to theatrical life includes some of the most gifted and celebrated talents of musical theatre and opera. With music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, MAMMA MIA! is written by Catherine Johnson and directed by Phyllida Lloyd. MAMMA MIA! has choreography by Anthony Van Laast, production design by Mark Thompson, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Andrew Bruce and Bobby Aitken, and musical supervision, additional material and arrangements by Martin Koch. The special edition cast recording of MAMMA MIA! is available on Decca Broadway. For information about MAMMA MIA! visit www.mammamiaontour.com (more...)

(mostly)musicals Is UP FOR DEBATE at the E Spot Lounge(mostly)musicals Is UP FOR DEBATE at the E Spot Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Following the success of August's ROAD TRIP, (mostly)musicals will return to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, September 19 with UP FOR DEBATE, the company's 19th entry in a series of themed cabarets. 'It's nearly time for the big election in November, but we wanted to put together a party people could really get behind!' explains producer Amy Francis Schott. (more...)

Northern Stage Announces 2016-2017 20th Anniversary SeasonNorthern Stage Announces 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Northern Stage is delighted to announce its 2016-2017 20th Anniversary Season, the second in its new home, the Barrette Center for the Arts. The company will produce six main stage productions, an Off-Broadway New York Premiere, and three productions by Northern Stage students in grades 7-12. For tickets and information, call 802-296-7000 or visit www.northernstage.org. Tickets start at $15 for any full-time student at any time. (more...)

The Smash Hit Musical MAMMA MIA! Returns to Segerstrom Center for the ArtsThe Smash Hit Musical MAMMA MIA! Returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

rn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts November 22 - 27, 2016. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Return to the Wharton Center This FallMAMMA MIA! to Return to the Wharton Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Wharton Center on Friday, October 14 through Sunday, October 16 as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Next Week for MAMMA MIA! at the Broward CenterTickets Go on Sale Next Week for MAMMA MIA! at the Broward Center
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to Fort Lauderdale in May 2017. Performances begin on May 19 and run through May 21 at the The Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre Co. Opens 2016-2017 Season with CHESSCustom Made Theatre Co. Opens 2016-2017 Season with CHESS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Custom Made Theatre Company opens its 18th season in San Francisco with Chess, the legendary rock opera from Tim Rice ("Evita","Jesus Christ Superstar") and Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, members of the celebrated pop group, ABBA. Set towards the end of the cold war, Chess uses politics and sport as metaphor for a love triangle between an enfant-terrible American superstar (loosely modeled on Bobby Fisher), his Hungarian-born lover/second, and a Soviet player looking to start a new life.   (more...)

Tickets On Sale for MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour at Broadway at the Hobby CenterTickets On Sale for MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour at Broadway at the Hobby Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 2, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center season as a part of its final farewell tour.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Let the Sun Shine In: Mark Martino Directs MAMMA MIA at MSMTBWW Interview: Let the Sun Shine In: Mark Martino Directs MAMMA MIA at MSMT
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Aug 1, 2016

"We are excited to have the audience open its eyes to some sunshine. [Artistic Director] Curt Dale Clark and I were just saying this morning that this has been an intense season so far, and Fiddler on the Roof and Evita cannot let in much sun. But we stream that light in Mamma Mia, and we hope it will provide a chance to breathe in the joy of the Greek Isles. If we do it right, we will all feel an uplift." Director/choreographer Mark Martino is waxing eloquent about his latest project and one which constitutes his Maine State Music Theatre debut: a new production of the 2001 Broadway smash it musical Mamma Mia, based on the songs of ABBA. Martino has what he calls "a very short history" with the show, having mounted a production for the first time in June of this year at the Theatre Aspen. "The two will be staged very differently," he explains. "Aspen is a 200-seat thrust stage, and here they have a 600-seat proscenium theatre. The Pickard Theater gives me an opportunity to expand the show. Our cast at MSMT is about one third larger than in Colorado - some twenty-seven actors - which is even a bit larger than the twenty-four in the original Broadway production. The production values are going to be large and lavish, and the cast has a huge amount of energy, so for me it is an opportunity to revisit the show and make different pictures and entirely different choreography." (more...)

MAMMA MIA! To Light Up Weston PlayhouseMAMMA MIA! To Light Up Weston Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Continuing a full tilt schedule of summer entertainment, Weston Playhouse will present one of Broadway's longest-running hits and the feel-good musical of the season, Mamma Mia! on its MainStage from August 4th- August 20th. (more...)

Yockey's Thrush & Woodpecker at Custom Made This AugustYockey's Thrush & Woodpecker at Custom Made This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2016

"Revenge Play" stars Stacy Ross, directed by Tracy Ward, and is a special addition to Custom Made's 2016/17 season. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Coming to the Fabulous Fox in 2017MAMMA MIA! Farewell Tour Coming to the Fabulous Fox in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in July of 2017! Performances begin on Friday, July 28 and run through Sunday, July 30 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103. (more...)

Theatre Aspen Sets Casting for MAMMA MIA! & MoreTheatre Aspen Sets Casting for MAMMA MIA! & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

? Theatre Aspen announced casting for the organization's upcoming season of summer shows, which includes MAMMA MIA!, Buyer & Cellar and Dear Edwina. (more...)

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