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Date of Birth: November 23, 1948 (67)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Review: Clever L.A. NOW AND THEN Shines at LACCBWW Review: Clever L.A. NOW AND THEN Shines at LACC
by Don Grigware - May 16, 2016

What a lovely surprise! I know that Bruce Kimmel is quite the clever gentleman and would not expect anything less than superlative work from his camp, but stepping down to the college campus level to review is not something that I particularly savor. These actors, with the exception of Robert Yacko and April Audia, are students, not yet professional performers as such. Needless to say, I was overwhelmed, not by the singing, but at least by the acting and overall drive and energy of the performers who delivered a mightily informative, nostalgic and fun show. It's called L.A. Now and Then, and it's a revue with songs and monologues that take a glance back at Los Angeles through the years and compare past with present cultural values. Kimmel as director maintains a great pace throughout: no lags; the show moves! (more...)

Photo Flash: Richard M. Sherman Visits Opening Night of Bruce Kimmel's L.A. NOW AND THENPhoto Flash: Richard M. Sherman Visits Opening Night of Bruce Kimmel's L.A. NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. Proudly presented by Kimmel's alma mater, The Los Angeles City College Theatre Academy and Kritzerland Entertainment, the production will be presented May 13 - 22, 2016 at the Caminito Theatre on the campus of Los Angeles City College (LACC). BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the show's opening night; scroll down for photos! (more...)

York Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading SeriesYork Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present staged readings of three new musicals: A Tale of Two Cities, with book, music and lyrics by Wendy Kesselman, Platinum, with lyrics and music by Will Holt and Gary William Friedman, and book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, and The Fitzgeralds of Saint Paul, with book, music and lyrics by Christie Baugher, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

A Sign Of The Times, A New '60s Musical headed to Goodspeed's Norma Terris Theatre this summer, will hold a private industry reading on April 28-29. (more...)

Allison Janney, Loretta Devine, Barrett Foa & More to Take Part in 32nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill EventAllison Janney, Loretta Devine, Barrett Foa & More to Take Part in 32nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Susan Anton, Barrett Foa, Loretta Devine, Allison Janney and Andrea Marcovicci are among the galaxy of Broadway, Film, and Television stars lending their talents to the 32nd annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (STAGE), Sondheim No. 5, with two performances on Saturday, June 18th at the beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  David Galligan directs with Michael Orland as Music Director.  Performances will be at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. (more...)

Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016Daniel Goldstein, Jenn Thompson, Gabriel Barre and More to Helm Shows at Goodspeed in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled five exciting teams to transform their diverse season of musicals from page to stage. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Performances from FUN HOME, GIGANTIC & More at the Vineyard Theatre Gala!BWW TV: Watch Performances from FUN HOME, GIGANTIC & More at the Vineyard Theatre Gala!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2016

Just last week, Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out highlights from inside the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala, Honoring Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala, Honoring Kathleen Chalfant & Sam Rudy!
by Walter McBride - Mar 15, 2016

Just last night Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out photos from inside gala below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala!
by Walter McBride - Mar 15, 2016

Just last night Vineyard Theatre presented its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Edison Ballroom for the special event and you can check out photos from the reception below! (more...)

Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala TonightMichael Urie and Ryan Spahn Host Vineyard Theatre's 2016 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Vineyard Theatre presents its 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn, tonight, March 14, 2016, beginning at 6:30pm at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Join Vineyard Theatre Gala LineupJesse Tyler Ferguson, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Join Vineyard Theatre Gala Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Vineyard Theatre today announced additions to their 2016 Gala honoring award-winning actress and Vineyard Board President Kathleen Chalfant and New York theatrical press agent Sam Rudy, hosted by Michael Urie and Ryan Spahn. (more...)

Durham Resident Wins Carolina's Funniest Comic at 2016 NC Comedy Arts FestivalDurham Resident Wins Carolina's Funniest Comic at 2016 NC Comedy Arts Festival
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The 16th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival closed last night at its home base of DSI Comedy Theater, 462 W. Franklin Street to name the 2016 Carolina's Funniest Comic. Now in partnership for the third year with Alchemy Comedy Theatre, in Greenville, South Carolina. Four comedians, two finalists from North Carolina and two finalists from South Carolina took the stage for a final showdown, after performing throughout the last month competing for $1500 in cash and prizes. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed Musicals' 2016 SeasonTickets Go on Sale Sunday for Goodspeed Musicals' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Don't miss your chance to get the best seats at the greatest values for each of the five fantastic musicals during Goodspeed Musicals' upcoming 2016 season. (more...)

16th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Announced February 1-1416th Annual North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival Announced February 1-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2016

The North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival has announced the highlights for its 16th year. The festival continues to be one of the largest comedy festivals on the East Coast. The festival features performers from New York, LA, Chicago, DC, Boston, Philadelphia, and every city in between. (more...)

Pasadena's Panto at The Playhouse Announces 'PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL' Breakfasts, LotteryPasadena's Panto at The Playhouse Announces 'PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL' Breakfasts, Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse adds to the excitement of this year's Panto at The Playhouse production of PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS with special Peter Pan and Tinker Bell breakfasts on select days (which can be enjoyed with or without tickets to the show) and, as a way of giving back to the community with the record-breaking success of this year's production, a one day only, Pay-What-You-Can Lottery on Tuesday, December 29, 2015.   (more...)

RAGTIME, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Set for Coral Springs Center for the Arts in JanuaryRAGTIME, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Set for Coral Springs Center for the Arts in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Coral Springs Center for the Arts is kicking off 2016 with eight sensational shows, from classical music to rock headliners, from Off Broadway hits to hilarious comedians, all at the state-of-the-art performing arts center located at (more...)

2015 Voice Arts Awards Celebrates Excellence in the Voiceover...2015 Voice Arts Awards Celebrates Excellence in the Voiceover...
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

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L.A.F.P.D. Canine Joins Company of Pasadena Playhouse's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELLL.A.F.P.D. Canine Joins Company of Pasadena Playhouse's PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today that Wilshire The L.A.F.D. Fire Dog, will play the role of "Nana" in this year's Panto at The Playhouse production of PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS for one day only, on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Wilshire, a Dalmatian, has served as the L.A.F.D. Fire Dog since he was taken in as a rescue puppy by the firefighters at the Wilshire Blvd. fire station on St. Patrick's Day, 2006. (more...)

The Pasadena Playhouse Brings Panto to School Children for the Holidays!The Pasadena Playhouse Brings Panto to School Children for the Holidays!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

?The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director) announced today that the opening night celebration of this year's Panto at the Playhouse PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL - A PIRATES CHRISTMAS on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 will be dedicated as a benefit event with proceeds supporting student matinee performances over the holiday season. (more...)

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