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Date of Birth: July 15
Birth Place: South Dakota, USA
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Foothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOWFoothill Music Theatre Gives Bay Area's First Look at Revised Musical SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show. This dazzling work, featuring music by Henry Krieger (Dreamgirls), and book/lyrics by Bill Russell (Pageant, Lucky Duck), was nominated for four 1998 Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book, and Best Actress. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Foothill Music Theatre's Revised SIDE SHOWPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Foothill Music Theatre's Revised SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre will give Bay Area audiences their first look at the 2014 revised version of the acclaimed Broadway musical Side Show, this spring, running March 2-19, 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the leading ladies! (more...)

Lebron James, Michael Phelps, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Bill Russell Honored At 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year CelebrationLebron James, Michael Phelps, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Bill Russell Honored At 2016 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

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Lacretta to Join Daniel Reichard at Birdland; GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS Will Play Three NightLacretta to Join Daniel Reichard at Birdland; GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS Will Play Three Night
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Actress and singer Lacretta, who recently played Levora Verona in the Broadway musical, Disaster!, will join Daniel Reichard as the special guest star for his three-night engagement at Birdland Jazz Club in New York City on December 17th, 18th, and 19th. (more...)

Lesli Margherita and Max Crumm to Star in SNOW WAY OUT Reading at York Theatre CompanyLesli Margherita and Max Crumm to Star in SNOW WAY OUT Reading at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The hilarious new holiday musical Snow Way Out has been selected to close out the York Theatre Company's reading series for 2016 with a one-time only star-studded reading on December 19th at 2:00 PM at The York Theatre, 619 Lexington Ave (E. 54th Street) on the lower level of Saint Peter's Church. (more...)

Chicago Director/Playwright Ernie Nolan Picked To Lead Nashville Children's TheatreChicago Director/Playwright Ernie Nolan Picked To Lead Nashville Children's Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 7, 2016

Ernie Nolan, an award-winning director and playwright based in Chicago, has been named as the new artistic director of Nashville Children's Theatre, beginning February 1, 2017. Nolan succeeds Scot Copeland, NCT Producing Artistic Director for 31 years, who died unexpectedly in February of this year. (more...)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell to Receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy AwardKareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell to Receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown and Bill Russell will receive the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, it was announced today by Time Inc.'s (NYSE: Time) SI. The three icons have been chosen by the SI editors to receive the honor for their incomparable athletic careers and decades of leadership as social activists. They will be honored during SI's Sportsperson of the Year event on December 12, 2016, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. (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...)

BWW Review: SIDE SHOW, Southwark Playhouse, 26 October 2016BWW Review: SIDE SHOW, Southwark Playhouse, 26 October 2016
by Gary Naylor - Oct 27, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a revival of a show that deserves, and gets, the full 'Big Musical' production treatment. (more...)

BWW Interview: Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford Talk SIDE SHOWBWW Interview: Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford Talk SIDE SHOW
by Marianka Swain - Oct 14, 2016

Actresses Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford have an impressive musical haul between them, with Louise the first actress to star as both Glinda and Elphaba in Wicked, as well as starring in Guys and Dolls and Kiss Me, Kate, while Laura's recent credits include Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Flowers for Mrs Harris and Oliver! They're now playing conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the UK premiere of Side Show, by Dreamgirls composer Henry Krieger and Bill Russell, which opens at Southwark Playhouse next week. (more...)

J. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODEJ. Robert Spencer and Erikka Walsh to Star in Staged Reading of BREAKING THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Sometimes the words we speak become a secret code for what we really feel. Shortly before an audition for her first professional Shakespeare play, gifted and entitled young actor Anna arrives in a college rehearsal hall expecting help from brilliant, bitter acting instructor Curt. When their work together leads to professional success but personal misery, they must decide whether or not to break their Shakespeare code and uncover how they really feel about each other. (more...)

The Off Broadway Alliance will Present A Free Casting Panel DiscussionThe Off Broadway Alliance will Present A Free Casting Panel Discussion
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold the next event in its Free Seminars series, focused on the Off Broadway Casting Process on Sunday October 23rd, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: The Exploitation Of The Famous Conjoined Twins Plays Out In The Heartbreaking SIDE SHOWBWW Review: The Exploitation Of The Famous Conjoined Twins Plays Out In The Heartbreaking SIDE SHOW
by Jade Kops - Oct 1, 2016

SIDE SHOW, the musical about the sisters that were quite literally joined at the hip makes it's Australian Premiere at Hayes Theatre (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Don't Miss Out! Your Complete and Updated Guide to the Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction!Don't Miss Out! Your Complete and Updated Guide to the Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction LineupJavier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Melissa Errico, LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Concert and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 BelowMelissa Errico, LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA Concert and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Full Casting for SIDE SHOWSouthwark Playhouse Announces Full Casting for SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which will receive its UK Premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October with previews from Friday 21 October. (more...)

Original Stars of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 BelowOriginal Stars of THE LAST SMOKER IN AMERICA to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Original Cast of the musical The Last Smoker in America will reunite on for a One-Night-Only Reunion Concert, Sunday, September 25th at 9:30 p.m. at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Exclusive Images - ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS in ConcertPhoto Coverage: Exclusive Images - ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS in Concert
by Roy Tan - Sep 5, 2016

Last night the British Theatre Academy presented a concert of Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens at Charing Cross Theatre. (more...)

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