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    Date of Birth: May 17, 1921
    Date of Death: February 17, 1998 (76)
    Birth Place: Atlantic City, NJ, USA
    Gender: Male
    FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the SavoyFUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

    FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, is now running Menier Chocolate Factory through March 5 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre from April 9. According to the Daily Mail, the smash hit production, marking the musical's 50th anniversary year and helmed by Michael Mayer, has just extended its run at the Savoy by four weeks through October 8, 2016. (more...)

    Five Fun Facts About HELLO, DOLLY!Five Fun Facts About HELLO, DOLLY!
    by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016

    One of Broadway's most beloved musicals looked like a disaster in out-of-town previews. (more...)

    BWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley Dazzles with BROADWAY SWINGER at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Benjamin Eakeley Dazzles with BROADWAY SWINGER at Feinstein's/54 Below
    by David Clarke - Jan 11, 2016

    Last week, Broadway veteran Benjamin Eakeley delighted audiences with his charming solo cabaret Broadway Swinger at Feinstein's/54 Below. The 60s themed show featured a book by Tim Murray and Eakeley, which was filled with interesting factoids about the decade. It was also masterfully directed by JV Mercanti. Through the songs of Broadway and with a gorgeous vocal instrument, Eakeley charted how musical theater, much like the rest of America, transitioned from the saccharine sweet ideals of the 50s to the uninhibited and libidinous vibes of the sexual revolution. (more...)

    Stage Door Theatre to Present CARNIVAL, 1/22-2/28Stage Door Theatre to Present CARNIVAL, 1/22-2/28
    by Carol Kassie - Jan 5, 2016

     Acclaimed for its 'magic', 'simplicity', and 'compassion', Carnival blends music, comedy, and pathos into what has been referred to as 'America's Magical Musical'.  Carnival will open at Margate's Stage Door Theatre on January 22nd and run through February 28th.  (more...)

    Review Roundup: FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens in London- UPDATED!Review Roundup: FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens in London- UPDATED!
    by Review Roundups - Dec 17, 2015

    FUNNY GIRL returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere in a sold-out run, led by Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as 'Fanny Brice'. The multi award-winning Michael Mayer directs the production, opening tonight, 2 December, at Menier Chocolate Factory before a West End transfer. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

    Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL to Land on Broadway in 2017?Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL to Land on Broadway in 2017?
    by Jessica Khan - Dec 3, 2015

    Earlier today, BroadwayWorld reported that West End-bound FUNNY GIRL star Sheridan Smith would love to bring the musical to Broadway. Now the Daily Mail reveals rumors that director Michael Mayer and Smith could take the show to the Great White Way in 2017. The site's Baz Bamigboye writes that for now it's 'Purely rumour, at the moment, but a lot of people would like to see it happen.' (more...)

    Sheridan Smith on Bringing Her FUNNY GIRL to Broadway: 'That's My Dream'Sheridan Smith on Bringing Her FUNNY GIRL to Broadway: 'That's My Dream'
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

    Fanny's back. Michael Mayer's Funny Girl just began its pre-West End run at Menier Chocolate Factory and star Sheridan Smith already has her sights on the show's life beyond London. When asked if she's like to bring the show to Broadway, she told the BBC: 'I'd be daft if I said no. I would love to, that's my dream. But would they take a Lincolnshire girl to do a New York-Brooklyn girl? (more...)


    by - Dec 2, 2015

    Get all the scoop on MR. MAGOO’S CHRISTMAS CAROL, airing on THE CW on Thursday, December 24, 2015! (more...)

    FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens Tonight at Menier Chocolate FactoryFUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Opens Tonight at Menier Chocolate Factory
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

    FUNNY GIRL returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere. The sold-out run, led by Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as 'Fanny Brice', will play through March 5, 2016 before transferring to the Savoy Theatre in the West End from 9 April. The multi award-winning Michael Mayer directs both productions; the first opens tonight 2 December 2015. (more...)

    Goodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers ColonyGoodspeed Sets Starry Group of Writing Teams for 2016 Mercer Writers Colony
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

    In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 36 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2016 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 19 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Goodspeed has announced its 2016 participants. Scroll down for details! (more...)

    FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Starts Tonight at Menier Chocolate FactoryFUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith, Starts Tonight at Menier Chocolate Factory
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

    FUNNY GIRL returns to the London stage for the first time since its 1966 premiere tonight, November 20, 2016. The sold-out run, led by Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as 'Fanny Brice', will play through March 5, 2016 before transferring to the Savoy Theatre in the West End from 9 April. (more...)

    STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY Set for Lang Recital Hall, 11/21STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY Set for Lang Recital Hall, 11/21
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

    The Ziegfeld Society will present cabaret legend Steve Ross in his acclaimed show STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY, with special guest star Carole Demas, on Saturday, November 21st, 2015. The event will take place at Lang Recital Hall, Hunter College (68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue), and tickets for the 3:30pm performance are now on sale. (more...)

    Photo Flash: Go Inside FUNNY GIRL Rehearsal, Starring Sheridan SmithPhoto Flash: Go Inside FUNNY GIRL Rehearsal, Starring Sheridan Smith
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2015

    Due to unprecedented demand, the Menier Chocolate Factory Production of Funny Girl transfers to the Savoy Theatre in London's West End, following the sold out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory which begins later this month. Michael Mayer's production, starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice and with the cast from the Menier Chocolate Factory, will begin performances at the Savoy Theatre on 9 April 2016 for a strictly limited 12-week run until 2 July 2016. Check out first photos from the production below! (more...)

    West End Roundup - Oktober Edition: mit HARRY POTTER, Benedict Cumberbatch in HAMLET und FUNNY GIRLWest End Roundup - Oktober Edition: mit HARRY POTTER, Benedict Cumberbatch in HAMLET und FUNNY GIRL
    by Iris Moebius - Nov 3, 2015

    In Broadway Roundup und West End Roundup werden wir jeweils einmal im Monat die wichtigsten Meldungen aus den zwei großten Musical-Metropolen der Welt zusammenfassen. Dabei erwarten euch Informationen zu den neusten Erfolgsshows, Bekanntmachungen und Geruchte zu zukunftigen Projekten, Berichte uber Hollywood Stars die derzeit auf der Buhne zu sehen sind, neue Cast-Recordings und vieles mehr. Nach dem ersten Broadway Roundup vor 2 Wochen haben wir hier jetzt das erste West End Roundup! (more...)

    Lorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy CoqsLorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy Coqs
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

    The Crazy Coqs has announced a month of November glamour at London's most luxurious live entertainment venue.  (more...)

    Harvey Fierstein on West End-Bound FUNNY GIRL: 'I've Edited It to Make It Stronger'Harvey Fierstein on West End-Bound FUNNY GIRL: 'I've Edited It to Make It Stronger'
    by Jessica Khan - Oct 30, 2015

    Wondering how the classic has been updated now that it's back in London? Harvey Fierstein, who reworked the book for FUNNY GIRL's UK return, said he immediately cut 40 pages from the script. 'There was a diamond in there and it needed to be cut out,' he told the Mail. 'It's not that I've cut it to make it shorter -- I've edited it to make it stronger.' Fierstein added that he 'reshaped the show so it's all seen through Brice's eyes.' (more...)

    The CW Announces Schedule of Upcoming Holiday SpecialsThe CW Announces Schedule of Upcoming Holiday Specials
    by TV News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

    A CELEBRATION OF THE BEST HOLIDAY COMMERCIALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD — Kevin Frazier ('Entertainment Tonight”) and Keltie Knight ('The Insider”) host this holiday celebration with a countdown of the 12 best holiday commercials ever – one for each of the 12 days of Christmas. (more...)

    She's the Greatest Star! Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Set for West End Transfer This SpringShe's the Greatest Star! Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Set for West End Transfer This Spring
    by Jessica Khan - Oct 29, 2015

    Broadway's dreams of a Lea-Michele-led Funny Girl might be fading, but support for Menier Chocolate Factory's production, starring Sheridan Smith, is skyrocketing. The Daily Mail reports that the sold-out production will transfer to the West End's Savoy Theatre beginning April 9, 2016. (more...)

    Ryan Murphy Says FUNNY GIRL, Starring Lea Michele, Is on the Back-BurnerRyan Murphy Says FUNNY GIRL, Starring Lea Michele, Is on the Back-Burner
    by Jessica Khan - Oct 26, 2015

    Since Ryan Murphy nabbed the stage rights to FUNNY GIRL last year, there has been virtual radio silence on whether the show -- ideally a star vehicle for Lea Michele -- will ever appear on Broadway. During a panel at EW Fest over the weekend, Murphy finally commented on the project. (more...)

    Lorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy CoqsLorna Luft, Steve Ross, Allan Harris and More Set for Nov 2015 Lineup at The Crazy Coqs
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

    The Crazy Coqs has announced a month of November glamour at London's most luxurious live entertainment venue.  (more...)

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