Bill Russell News

Date of Birth: July 15
Birth Place: South Dakota, USA
Gender: Male
Justin Matthew Sargent and More to Star in NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL PremiereJustin Matthew Sargent and More to Star in NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) will welcome Broadway's Justin Matthew Sargent as the lead for its world premiere of BRAVE NEW WORLD: THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep to Stage SIDE SHOWBrown/Trinity Rep to Stage SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present Bill Russell and Henry Krieger's Side Show directed by Ashley Teague '17 beginning May 5, 2016.   (more...)

NC Stage to Premiere Jonnie Rockwell, John McDaniel & Bill Russell's BRAVE NEW WORLD MusicalNC Stage to Premiere Jonnie Rockwell, John McDaniel & Bill Russell's BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

? North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) continues its recent development of world premiere productions. After playing a vital role in the development of Stalking the Bogeyman before its Off-Broadway and West End runs and Someone Else, currently slated for an off-Broadway run this spring, NC Stage announces the world premiere of the brand new musical Brave New World. This will consequently change the originally slated production of Bad Dates. (more...)

BWW Review: Circuit's PAGEANT Offers 50 Shades of PinkBWW Review: Circuit's PAGEANT Offers 50 Shades of Pink
by Joseph Baker - Mar 14, 2016

If you decide to attend Circuit Playhouse's production of PAGEANT in the next few weeks, and if you find yourself blushing at some of the eyebrow-raising humor, there's no need for alarm: Pink cheeks will blend right in, as the stage, many of the dresses and gowns, and much of the make-up are redolent with that color. However, the musical tends more toward the 'purple' at times, with innuendo, knowing looks, and pregnant pauses. Nonetheless, Robert Longbottom's lightweight little satire (with Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell and Frank Kelly and Music by Albert Evans) is a relatively harmless (and highly enjoyable) outing. (more...)

Revised SIDE SHOW To Make London Premiere At Southwark Playhouse This AutumnRevised SIDE SHOW To Make London Premiere At Southwark Playhouse This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Side Show, the cult musical, will receive its London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse later this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bill Russell's ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS BC/EFA Benefit Plays BirdlandPhoto Flash: Bill Russell's ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS BC/EFA Benefit Plays Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Last night, February 29, the Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/27-2/28/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/27-2/28/2016
by - Feb 28, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 28, 2016 - Sunday, February 28, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 29-March 6, Featuring Christine Andreas, Tyce Green, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 29-March 6, Featuring Christine Andreas, Tyce Green, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 28, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends; 54 Sings The Scarlet Pimpernel; Anneliese van der Pol and Tyce Green In Concert; Pride and Prejudice: the Musical in Concert; Christine Andreas: Cafe Society. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Andy Sandberg Discusses Bringing STRAIGHT to Life Off-BroadwayBWW Interview: Director Andy Sandberg Discusses Bringing STRAIGHT to Life Off-Broadway
by Nora Dominick - Feb 26, 2016

Veteran director Andy Sandberg's newest project is the play STRAIGHT, which he is bringing to life Off-Broadway. Straight tells the story of Ben, a 26 year old investment banker, and his relationships with his longtime girlfriend Emily and a new young guy named Chris. The new play is turning heads Off-Broadway and is proving to be quite the conversation starter. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bill Russell and Jill Sapenoff Talk ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS at BirdlandBWW Interview: Bill Russell and Jill Sapenoff Talk ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS at Birdland
by David Clarke - Feb 23, 2016

On Monday, February 29, 2016, the Broadway at Birdland concert series will be presenting Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens as a benefit concert. With music by Janet Hood, lyrics and additional text by bill Russell, the piece is comprised of songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. To get the inside scoop on the upcoming star studded concert, I chatted with Russell and director Jill Sapenoff. (more...)

Molly Ringwald, Peter Mazza Trio and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandMolly Ringwald, Peter Mazza Trio and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for February 29-March 6, featuring Molly Ringwald, Peter Mazza Trio, Purchase Latin Jazz Orchestra, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Michael Pereira Announces Dance, Voice Classes in ParisMichael Pereira Announces Dance, Voice Classes in Paris
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

After spending 22 years as a working and teaching professional in New York City, Michael decided to follow his instincts and try living and working in Paris.  (more...)

WHAT Sets 2016 SeasonWHAT Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Modern conveniences like smart phones and GPS often make us forget that the journey of life is full of the unexpected. For its 2016 theater season, Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater celebrates these unexpected moments: the realization of first love; a town bonded by a bullied teenager; a family finding common ground through music; the censorship of a fictional marriage between two rabbits; the beauty behind the darkness of Edgar Allan Poe; love lost then found again. (more...)

International Guitar Night Returning to Harris Center, 2/10International Guitar Night Returning to Harris Center, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

International Guitar Night returns to the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom with some of the world's foremost acoustic guitarists performing their latest original compositions and exchanging musical ideas in a public concert setting. Founder Brian Gore hosts three of Europe's finest in this year's tour which includes gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt, contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes, and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel. (more...)

Linda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This FebruaryLinda Lavin, NUTTY PROFESSOR Reunion and More Set for Birdland This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its February 2016 lineup, featuring Jane Monheit, Monterey Jazz Allstars, Nicolas King, The Birdland Big Band, Showbiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, John Pizzarelli Quartet, Birdland Jazz Party, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

Healthcare CIOs Discuss Challenges and Priorities for Coming YearHealthcare CIOs Discuss Challenges and Priorities for Coming Year
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

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Photo Flash: They Will Never Leave Us- SIDE SHOW Cast Reunites to Celebrate AlbumPhoto Flash: They Will Never Leave Us- SIDE SHOW Cast Reunites to Celebrate Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Earlier this week, the company of the 2014 revival of SIDE SHOW reunited at the The LGBT Community Center for a special CD release event. The cast, including Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Matthew Hydzik, Javier Ignacio, Isaiah Johnson and Brandon Andrus, performed numbers from the show and then participated in a Q&A Panel. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Authors at Class Act Books Win Recognition From Paranormal Romance Guild and Preditors & EditorsAuthors at Class Act Books Win Recognition From Paranormal Romance Guild and Preditors & Editors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

In the past year, four novels at Class Act Books have received recognition from the Paranormal Romance Guild and Preditors & Editors, two highly respected literary organizations. Paranormal Romance Guild (PRG) is a nonprofit and was organized in 2009 to promote and support authors of the paranormal romance genre through its website and events. This has since been broadened to include other genres, as well as reviewing and recommending novels, and offering advice, links to author services, and writing contests. Each year, it selects from novels reviewed within that year for its annual Reviews Choice awards. Preditors and Editors was founded in 1997 as a guide for writers, composers, artists, and game designers. It is a nonprofit organization which hold an annual poll for print/electronic books and short stories as well as other categories in which readers vote for their favorites. Among the books winning prizes in 2014 were: 'NEBRASKA: Walk the Shadow Trail' by Toni V. Sweeney, first place in General Genre from Preditors and Editors Readers Poll, 'Absinthe' by Tony-Paul de Vissage, second place in M/M horror from Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewers Award, 'In Lieu of Surrender' by Bill Russell, second place in Historical 2014 from Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice, 'Tuesday's Child' by Icy Snow Blackstone, first place in Contemporary Romance from Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewers Choice. Class Act Books went under new ownership in 2012 and in the past two years has gathered many talented authors under its logo. Publishing in genres from Romance to Horror, its writers and their novels are listed on amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. Besides having authors honored in the above contests, one of their cover artists was voted one of the ten outstanding artists of 2014. (more...)

St. Joseph Health and D 'tu Health Extend Partnership to Accelerate Digital Health Innovation DevelopmentSt. Joseph Health and D 'tu Health Extend Partnership to Accelerate Digital Health Innovation Development
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

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