Bill Russell News

Date Of Birth:
July 15
Birth Place:
South Dakota, USA
Gender:
Male
PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Extends Through Sept 21 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL announced on its Facebook page today that it will be extending through September 21, 2014 in its Off-Broadway return engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAGEANT Wins For Congeniality
by Michael Dale - Jul 16, 2014

A revival of the 1991 drag musical beauty contest spoof is a pleasing ninety minutes of good, clean fun. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of PAGEANT on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu),Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for the opening night festivities and you can check out interviews with the full company below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Beauty Queens Take Opening Night Bows in PAGEANT- THE MUSICAL!
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 15, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). The show officially opened last night, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

It Should Be Loved! SIDE SHOW is Broadway Bound - Reviews, Pics, Videos & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 14, 2014

In preparation of a possible Broadway opening, BroadwayWorld brings you a recap of the show's success in both San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse and Washington D.C.'s Kennedy Center! (more...)

PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Previews began Sunday, June 29, 2014, and the show will officially open tonight, July 14, 2014. The cast of tiara-crazed beauties includes Nick Cearley ('The Skivvies'),Nic Cory (Signs of Life), Alex Ringler (West Side Story), Marty Thomas (Wicked, Xanadu), Seth Tucker (Our Kiki), and Curtis Wiley (Motown), with John Bolton (A Christmas Story, 'Gossip Girl') as the host. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Producers in Talks to Bring Re-Imagined Production to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

According to The New York Times, three sources in the theater industry have confirmed that producers of the re-imagined production, currently playing The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts through July 13, are in talks to bring the show to Broadway - as early as this fall. (more...)

John Bolton Set to Join Cast of PAGEANT on 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Producers of PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL have announced John Bolton (A Christmas Story, "Gossip Girl") will join the cast beginning Sunday, July 6, 2014, taking over for a previously announced Kevin Meaney. (more...)

BWW Interview: Far from Freaky- SIDE SHOW Twins Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Talk Kennedy Center Show Changes & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 28, 2014

The leading ladies took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the new changes to the musical, their favorite parts of the show, their sisterly bond, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Janet Rothermel - SIDE SHOW'S Respected Choreographer
by Charles Shubow - Jun 28, 2014

From swing, to dance captain, to actress, to associate choreographer - the voyage of Janet Rothermel. (more...)

VIDEO: New Documentary 'Bound by Flesh' Explores SIDE SHOW Twins Daisy & Violet Hilton
by Movies News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The new documentary BOUND BY FLESH explores the lives and struggles of 1930's stars of vaudeville and film, Daisy and Violet Hilton, famously born conjoined. Their story was the basis of the Broadway musical Side Show. (more...)

SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center is Simply Spectacular
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2014

Director Bill Condon envisions a new and exciting SIDE SHOW that includes new music. (more...)

STAGE 62 Ends its 51st Season with SIDE SHOW, 7/17-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

STAGE 62 closes its 51st season with Side Show. A moving portrait of two women joined at the hip whose extraordinary bondage brings them fame but denies them love, based on the true story of conjoined twins Violet and Daisy Hilton who became stars during the Depression. Music by Henry Krieger ; Lyrics by Bill Russell; Book by Bill Russell. Side Show is presented through special arrangement with Samuel French. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Look at the Freaks! Watch Scenes from SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents SIDE SHOW, which runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater now through July 13, 2014. Click below to watch highlights from the show, plus close-ups of the company performing 'Come Look at the Freaks' and 'Who Will Love Me As I Am?'! (more...)

Review Roundup: SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Review Roundups - Jun 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts opened SIDE SHOW in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater on June 19, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Erin Davie, Emily Padgett & More in SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents SIDE SHOW, which runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater now through July 13, 2014. Press opening night is tomorrow, Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Donna Lynne Champlin Launches Online Auction to Raise Funds for ALS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Broadway's Donna Lynne Champlin (Sweeney Todd, Billy Elliott, Hollywood Arms) announces Ode To Joy, a national online auction of one-of-a-kind Broadway, film and TV memorabilia donated by her friends and colleagues in the entertainment industry to raise funds for her sister-in-law Joy Parker, one of a handful of young women in the United States living with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. The auction will go live today, Tuesday, June 10 and continue through Friday, June 20. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of SIDE SHOW at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Jun 06, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents Side Show that runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music byHenry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Press opening night is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at a behind-the-scenes video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Kennedy Center's SIDE SHOW 'Attractions' Photo Shoot
by Stage Tube - Jun 06, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents a reimagined production of Side Show, set to run in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music byHenry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Press opening night is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Below, check out a behind-the-scenes look at the cast's recent 'Attractions' photo shoot! (more...)

Life Is a Cabaret at Cain Park, June 19-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2014

June is bustin' out all over with a series of four special cabaret concerts taking place in the intimate Alma Theater nestled in the heart of Cain Park. The concert dates for the series are June 19, 21, 26 and 28. All Cabaret Series concerts begin at 7:00 PM, and are made possible with support from WCPN 90.3 FM. (more...)

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