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Date Of Birth:
June 23, 1927
Date Of Death:
September 23, 1987 (60)
Birth Place:
Chicago, Illinois, USA
Gender:
Male
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BWW Review: CHICAGO at Tennessee Performing Arts CenterBWW Review: CHICAGO at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Cara Richardson - Oct 24, 2014

Chicago makes its way back to Nashville this week, making a tour stop at Tennessee Performing Arts Center this week. Tuesday night marked the opening for this sexy, yet satirically funny musical. With catchy and memorable music by John Kander and Free Ebb, and a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, this musical takes a hard look at what society views as fame and the role that the media plays in how events and people are viewed. (more...)

PIPPIN, Coming to Broward Center This Spring, Set for Lifetime's THE BALANCING ACT, 10/29PIPPIN, Coming to Broward Center This Spring, Set for Lifetime's THE BALANCING ACT, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Pippin, The 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, presented by Broadway Across America at Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Fort Lauderdale 2014 - 2015 Broadway Series from March 31 to April 12, 2015 will take center stage on the award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on the Lifetime Channel on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 a.m. Viewers will have the chance to go behind-the-scenes of the production, as part of the "Broadway Balances America" series. This show will re-air on November 5, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Newest Broadway Revival of PIPPIN Provides Spills and Thrills at the PantagesBWW Reviews: Newest Broadway Revival of PIPPIN Provides Spills and Thrills at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Oct 23, 2014

In 1972 Pippin opened on Broadway and became one of the longest running musicals in Broadway history, closing in 1977. Stephen Schwartz's bubbling optimistic tunes made the surreal and sensual mood of the piece an ultra-pleasant experience for theatre goers. One actually left the theatre humming the score. Throughout the dreamlike texture of Pippin's quest for his 'Corner of the Sky', however, there blooms a simplistic, timeless message that reverberates to this day. So, even though this brand new revival set in a circus big top is visually more opulent with high swinging artists and feats of magic, the pieces of the puzzle do fit into place - original director Bob Fosse would approve - and the play's substance is untarnished. Director Diane Paulus may take a bow for her simply stunning ambition of embellishment. I prefer the simplicity of the original, which allows your imagination to take flight, but must own up to enjoying most of the new version. How can you not, as the Fosse-esque style with acrobatics added on make for a visually splendid evening of dance and action. (more...)

BWW Reviews: New Orleans Gets Jazzed Up With CHICAGOBWW Reviews: New Orleans Gets Jazzed Up With CHICAGO
by Tara Bennett - Oct 23, 2014

From Oct. 7-12, the Crescent City turned into the Second City as the sensational Broadway hit "CHICAGO" gave audiences "All that Jazz" at the Saenger Theatre for the theatre's Broadway in New Orleans series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/23- PIPPINSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/23- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2014

Today in 1972, Pippin opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein. (more...)

PIPPIN to be Featured on BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA on LifetimePIPPIN to be Featured on BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA on Lifetime
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on the Lifetime Channel will turn the spotlight on the all-new Tony Award-winning Pippin, presented by Broadway Across America, in a featured segment airing on Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT). Viewers will have the chance to go behind-the-scenes of the production, as part of the "Broadway Balances America" series. This show will re-air on November 5, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime. (more...)

PIPPIN, Broadway League & Art of Men Partner to Bring Seniors to ShowPIPPIN, Broadway League & Art of Men Partner to Bring Seniors to Show
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Pippin The Musical, The Broadway League and Art of Men will bring seventy-five New York City seniors from Union Settlement to the Broadway production of Pippin on October 19, 2014 to experience their first Broadway musical. Cast members from the Pippin will host a talkback with the seniors immediately following the show. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Reinvented CABARET Sizzles at CrownBWW Reviews: Reinvented CABARET Sizzles at Crown
by Don Grigware - Oct 14, 2014

Perhaps Kander and Ebb's best musical, apart from Chicago, Cabaret has it all: a fine book, deliciously diverse characters, dynamite music and a subtext that will not quit. The subtext being: either compromise or get out if you value your life, the latter, to be sure, the wiser. This is Berlin, circa 1930, before Hitler, but just as Nazi pressure hits the fan. Crown City Theatre's new revival production, with a small ensemble of 11, has a completely new look with slick direction from Gary Lamb. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for CHICAGO in San Antonio, Running Jan 27-Feb 1Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for CHICAGO in San Antonio, Running Jan 27-Feb 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down, opens at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances, January 27 through February 1, 2015. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, October 17. (more...)

BWW Interview Exclusive: GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Discusses New Competition Show FAKE OFF!BWW Interview Exclusive: GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. Discusses New Competition Show FAKE OFF!
by Louisa Brady - Oct 13, 2014

GLEE's Harry Shum Jr. chats with BroadwayWorld about judging on the upcoming truTV competition series FAKE OFF. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Kicks Off 16th U.S. Tour With Post-Performance Party at Marti'sPhoto Coverage: CHICAGO Kicks Off 16th U.S. Tour With Post-Performance Party at Marti's
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 13, 2014

Cocktails named after some of the show stopping musical numbers from the smash Broadway musical CHICAGO greeted the cast, crew, and guests at a post-performance party at Marti's, a bistro in the French Quarter, late Tuesday night. CHICAGO's current tour cast, headlined by Bianca Marroquin (Roxie Hart), Terra C. MacLeod (Velma Kelly), John O'Hurley (Billy Flynn in select cities), Jacob Keith Watson (Amos Hart), Roz Ryan (Matron 'Mama' Morton), and C. Newcomer (Mary Sunshine), kicked off CHICAGO's 16th U.S. Tour at the newly reopened atmospheric theatre in NOLA, the 2,736-seater Saenger Theatre along Canal Street, with a rapturous standing ovation from a packed audience earlier that evening. (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents CHICAGO 10/24 - 11/9Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents CHICAGO 10/24 - 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The '20s come roaring back with a vengeance when the six-time Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO makes its Atlanta Lyric Theatre debut October 24 - November 9, 2014 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Returns to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN TonightLucie Arnaz Returns to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Lucie Arnaz is set to return to Broadway in the role of 'Berthe' in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginning tonight, October 9 through Sunday, November 9. Arnaz comes from the PIPPIN national tour, which is playing at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Salt Lake Acting CompanyBWW Reviews: I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Salt Lake Acting Company
by Blair Howell - Oct 9, 2014

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Andrea Martin Joins PIPPIN on Tour Tonight in San FranciscoAndrea Martin Joins PIPPIN on Tour Tonight in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

SHN previously announced that Andrea Martin, who won the 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, would reprise the role in the final two weeks (beginning today, October 7 and running through October 19) of the San Francisco engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

Veteran Amy Spanger Rejoins Broadway's CHICAGO TonightVeteran Amy Spanger Rejoins Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This fall, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back celebrated Broadway baby Amy Spanger in the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: NSMT's Swanky New CHICAGO Is a Real KillerBWW REVIEW: NSMT's Swanky New CHICAGO Is a Real Killer
by Jan Nargi - Oct 5, 2014

Director and choreographer Nick Kenkel has swept through the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. like a breath of fresh autumn air with his inventive, delightful, and often surprising production of CHICAGO: A Musical Vaudeville. With a less stylized concept than Bob Fosse's 1975 original or the current long-running Tony Award-winning Walter Bobbie-Ann Reinking revival, Kenkel has injected a relaxed playfulness into his staging that invites the audience to visit this familiar killer musical anew. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The REP's SOUVENIR, Now Playing Through 10/12Photo Flash: First Look at The REP's SOUVENIR, Now Playing Through 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The REP presents SOUVENIR, by Stephen Temperley and directed by Tome Cousin, through Oct. 12 at Studio Theatre. Check out a first look below! (more...)

CHICAGO Veteran Amy Spanger to Rejoin Broadway Company Next MonthCHICAGO Veteran Amy Spanger to Rejoin Broadway Company Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This fall, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back celebrated Broadway baby Amy Spanger in the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

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