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Date of Birth: December 01, 1945 (71)
Birth Place: Honolulu, HI, USA
Gender: Female
The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!The Journey of HAIRSPRAY- From Screen to Stage and Back Again!
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 7, 2016

Tonight, America shall be introduced to the fourth incarnation of Hairspray. The first was the 1988 original film, the second was the 2002 Broadway musical, the third was its 2007 film adaptation, and now the 2016 live television production on NBC. Hairspray takes place in Baltimore, Maryland in the year 1962, where we meet a plump teenage girl named Tracy Turnblad, whose lifelong dream is to dance on the local TV dance program known as The Crony Collins Show. When Tracy wins a role on the show and becomes an overnight sensation, she luanches a campaign to intergrate the show. As a Welcome to the 60's, let's go back to beginning to learn the history of the property itself. (more...)

Anat Cohen & Howard Alden to Bring Night of Jazz to The Nash This WinterAnat Cohen & Howard Alden to Bring Night of Jazz to The Nash This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

The Nash brings brilliant clarinetist ANAT COHEN with guitarist HOWARD ALDEN for a special night of jazz, Wednesday January 18 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

John Prine, Legend Of Country and Folk, to Make NJPAC DebutJohn Prine, Legend Of Country and Folk, to Make NJPAC Debut
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents an evening with John Prine. Prine's songs have been recorded by superstars like Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Norah Jones, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, and many others, but his genius isn't found in his resume; it's found in the lyrical brilliance that infuses his large catalog of songs, including "Sam Stone," "Angel from Montgomery," "Souvenirs," "Hello in There," and "Donald and Lydia," to name just a few. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016
by - Dec 6, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 11/29/2016 - 12/6/2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Singer DENNIS MCNEIL Performs a Mellow CHRISTMAS CABARET in Hermosa BeachBWW Review: Singer DENNIS MCNEIL Performs a Mellow CHRISTMAS CABARET in Hermosa Beach
by Don Grigware - Dec 6, 2016

On Sunday December 4 Irish tenor Dennis McNeil presented The Christmas Show at The Lounge of The Comedy and Magic Club in Hermosa Beach to an enthusiastic sellout crowd. This marked his 44th appearance in this venue, so he must be doing something right. He has a multitude of fans who keep coming back five or six times a year. A former opera singer, McNeil has sung for Presidents and in concert venues, including stadiums, around the world. He can adapt himself to any venue, and of course, in a room of this size that accommodates 100, he gets the chance to be up close, warm and personal and like most Irishmen, tell stories, some funny and a few... deliciously off-color. Throughout the 90-minute set, McNeil held his audience spellbound with his magnificent vocal range, a slew of Christmas songs - both pop and religious - and candid observations about the commercialism of Christmas. He was accompanied by skilled musical director Ed Martel, with whom he has had a long and fruitful association. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/3-12/4/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/3-12/4/2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 4, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bette Midler Talks DOLLY, HOCUS POCUS, and More on NBC's TODAY!STAGE TUBE: Bette Midler Talks DOLLY, HOCUS POCUS, and More on NBC's TODAY!
by Stage Tube - Dec 4, 2016

Rehearsals may not start until January, but Bette Midler is already hard at work preparing for her return to Broadway. 'I'm excited, I'm unnerved, I'm utterly game. I love the character, I know the score, I'm learning the dances,' the icon told NBC Today on Sunday morning. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/3/2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/3/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 3, 2016
by - Dec 3, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCHNelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN Adds Weekend at The Actor's TempleAN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN Adds Weekend at The Actor's Temple
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

AN EVENING WITH PHYLLIS HYMAN, a world premiere musical the creators of the Broadway bound musical Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical, has added an additional three-performance weekend to the previously announced performances due to popular demand. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Bette Midler Chats Broadway's HELLO DOLLY on NBC's Today, 12/4VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Bette Midler Chats Broadway's HELLO DOLLY on NBC's Today, 12/4
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The December 4th edition of 'Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist will feature a special profile on Bette Midler in which she talks about her return to Broadway in HELLO DOLLY! this Spring. (more...)

Scoop: TODAY - 12/5 - 12/16 on NBCScoop: TODAY - 12/5 - 12/16 on NBC
by TV Scoop - Dec 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on TODAY - 12/5 - 12/16, airing on NBC (more...)

HB Studio to Host Community Conversations on Race, Racism & Social EquityHB Studio to Host Community Conversations on Race, Racism & Social Equity
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

HB Studio, one of New York's most venerable institutions for theater training and practice, is hosting a series of community conversations on race, racism, and social equity: 'BLIND SPOT: Speaking of Race,' organized and facilitated by actor/educator Russell G. Jones. (more...)

Rita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna PlayhouseRita Rudner to Kick Off the New Year with '9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT' at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Laguna Playhouse has announced the third annual New Year's Eve return of superstar comedienne Rita Rudner, in her bubbly and sparkling show, RITA RUDNER: 9PM IS THE NEW MIDNIGHT!  (more...)

SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11SOMI, Megan Hilty, Gabrielle Hamilton, Mara Wilson, BD Wong & More, Nightly at Joe's Pub, 12/1-11
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Beloved jazz songbird Somi returns with a special new work-in-progress called Dreaming Zenzile, detailing the life of legendary activist and singer Miriam Makeba. Dreaming Zenzile is directed by Liesl Tommy, whose most recent works include Eclipsed (at The Public and on Broadway) and Party People (The Public), and stars Somi.    (more...)

Amy Lynn & The Honey Men Release 'O Holy Night' In Time For The HolidaysAmy Lynn & The Honey Men Release 'O Holy Night' In Time For The Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The critically acclaimed, 7 piece band, Amy Lynn & The Honey Men return with some holiday cheer. Lead singer Amy Lynn Hamlin went back into the studio with The Honey Men to put a jazzy, big band spin on the Christmas classic, 'O Holy Night.' (more...)

Gavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert SeriesGavin Creel, Matthew Morrison and Andrea Martin to Join Seth Rudetsky's Fort Lauderdale Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," this unique series returns this winter to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts' Parker Playhouse with three new concert dates for the 2016-17 season produced by Mark Cortale. Kicking off the season is Broadway's Gavin Creel, Olivier Award Winning star "The Book of Mormon and star of "She Loves Me" performing on December 30 at 8:00 PM, immediately prior to his return to Broadway where he will co-star with Bette Midler in "Hello Dolly!." He is followed by Matthew Morrison, who has been nominated for a Tony Award for "Light in the Piazza" and Emmy and Golden Globe Awards for his starring role in the hit TV series "Glee" on February 17, 2017 at 8:00 PM, and comedy legend Andrea Martin, star of TV's SCTV and two-time Tony Award winner for the Broadway revival of "Pippin" and "My Favorite Year," on April 1, 2017 at 8:00 PM.  (more...)

Will Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCALWill Swenson and Beth Leavel to Lead Reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUISCAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Following its recent critically acclaimed premier at the North Carolina Stage Company this past May, BNW DEVELOPMENTAL, LLC will present a private developmental reading of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL in Midtown Manhattan early December 2016.    (more...)

Peggy Sarlin to Preview New Songs at The Metropolitan Room 12/7Peggy Sarlin to Preview New Songs at The Metropolitan Room 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

Peggy Sarlin, who's written for Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, and Disney, will bring her blues-infused original songs to The Metropolitan Room on December 7 at 7 PM. (more...)

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