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Date Of Birth:
April 26, 1933 (81)
Birth Place:
San Antonio, TX, USA
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FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000sFLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 26, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music and lyrics with a new series highlighting the work of the iconic composer and lyricist, finishing today with a look at his work in the 1990s and 2000s. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jerome Harmann-Hardeman of DIRTY DANCINGBWW Interviews: Jerome Harmann-Hardeman of DIRTY DANCING
by Heidi Scheuermann - Dec 24, 2014

Hold on to your britches, ladies! DIRTY DANCING, written by Eleanor Bergstein, has been adapted for the stage in a hot new production that audiences across America have been going crazy for! That's right… Johnny, Baby, and the rest of the Kellerman's gang in the flesh are headed from city to city bringing the steamy love story right to you. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/19- ONCE UPON A MATTRESSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/19- ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2014

Today in 1996, the first Broadway revival of Once Upon a Mattress opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for188 performances. Once Upon a Mattress is a musical comedy with music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer. The play was written as an adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale The Princess and the Pea. Once Upon A Mattress marked the Broadway debut of later stage and TV legend Carol Burnett, who originated the role of Princess Winnifred. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 7 - Nobody Does It Like Carol Burnett & Alan Alda!VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 7 - Nobody Does It Like Carol Burnett & Alan Alda!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 19, 2014

For Day 7 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas 'video finds,' we present Carol Burnett and Alan Alda. They both boast Broadway pedigrees. (more...)

George Lucas, Elton John & More to Be Honored at Geffen Playhouse's Annual Fundraiser This SpringGeorge Lucas, Elton John & More to Be Honored at Geffen Playhouse's Annual Fundraiser This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Next year's eagerly awaited 'Backstage at the Geffen' will honor Mellody Hobson and George Lucas with the Distinction in Service Award and Sir Elton John and David Furnish with the Distinction in Theater Award at the 13th annual fundraiser, slated for Sunday, March 22, 2015. The irreverent evening of laughter, music and stories featuring personal 'backstage' memories and songs by a cavalcade of stars precedes the award ceremony in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse and will be produced by Vice Chair of the Board, Gil Cates, Jr. David Geffen is Honorary Chair. The event also launches the 20th anniversary of the founding of the not-for-profit theater. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS, MARY POPPINS & More Set for Millbrook Playhouse's 52nd SeasonGUYS AND DOLLS, MARY POPPINS & More Set for Millbrook Playhouse's 52nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The Board of Directors along with Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, have announced the 2015 Season of spectacular shows. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: Closing Night at LOVE LETTERSUp on the Marquee: Closing Night at LOVE LETTERS
by Walter McBride - Dec 15, 2014

The critically acclaimed Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, directed by Gregory Mosher played its final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street), yesterday, December 14, 2014, where it will have played 6 preview and 95 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the closing night marquee. (more...)

BWW Review: The ANNIE Remake is Bad, but Not 
Nearly as Bad as You ThinkBWW Review: The ANNIE Remake is Bad, but Not Nearly as Bad as You Think
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 15, 2014

Full disclosure, I was completely ready to despise everything about the remake of ANNIE starring Jamie Foxx and Quvenzhane Wallis. In fact, I had already written the lede in my head, and let me tell you, it was scathing. But, then I saw the movie, and was pleasantly surprised by how not completely horrible it was. Yes, it will probably still rank as one of the worst big screen musical adaptations of the past decade; just above the disastrous NINE; but there was plenty to appreciate for musical theatre lovers young and old. (more...)

Sunday Special: ANNIE Through the AgesSunday Special: ANNIE Through the Ages
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 14, 2014

With ANNIE returning to the big screen this week, we've rounded up the musical's leading ladies -- both onstage and off -- since 1977! (more...)

BWW Flashback: LOVE LETTERS Closes on Broadway TodayBWW Flashback: LOVE LETTERS Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

The critically acclaimed Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Love Letters, directed by Gregory Mosher plays its final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street), today, December 14, 2014, where it will have played 6 preview and 95 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through LOVE LETTERS' run on Broadway! (more...)

2014 SAG Awards Holiday Auction Ends This Sunday2014 SAG Awards Holiday Auction Ends This Sunday
by Movies News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The annual? SAG Awards Holiday Auction (sagawards.org/auction) is not only the place to find a gift for someone who has everything (along with the cinephiles and entertainment enthusiasts in your life), but all proceeds go to the SAG Foundation. This year's hottest ticket item is the ultimate SAG Awards VIP Package with two tickets to the 21st Annual SAG Awards Ceremony and Gala, a Backstage Tour, two United Airline Tickets, and a 3-Night Stay at the Montage Beverly Hills. (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: MBA's Jess DarnellHIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: MBA's Jess Darnell
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 11, 2014

The talent pool is deep here, a fact exemplified by today's young actor featured in HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: Jess Darnell, an 18-year-old senior at Nashville's Montgomery Bell Academy, who graduates next spring after already amassing an impressive theatrical resume. (more...)

VIDEO: Candice Bergen and Alan Alda Talk Broadway's LOVE LETTERS on 'The Talk'VIDEO: Candice Bergen and Alan Alda Talk Broadway's LOVE LETTERS on 'The Talk'
by TV News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Legendary actors Candice Bergen and Alan Alda stopped by CBS's THE TALK to discuss working together for the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Bernadette Peters Discusses MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, Why INTO THE WOODS Is Such an Important WorkBWW Exclusive Interview: Bernadette Peters Discusses MOZART IN THE JUNGLE, Why INTO THE WOODS Is Such an Important Work
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 10, 2014

Golden Globe and two time-Tony winner Bernadette Peters is one of the most respected and reveered performers in the history of the Broadway stage, but her career spans far beyond the lights of Times Square. She starred in Oscar nominated film PENNIES FROM HEAVENS and Mel Brooks' SILENT FILM, and she was a regular on THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW, ALLY MCBEAL, and SMASH. Beginning on December 23rd, Peters will be featured in the original dark comedy MOZART IN THE JUNGLE from Amazon Studios. (more...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More to Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs January 16-February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Breaking News: LOVE LETTERS Will Wrap Up Broadway Run Early on December 14Breaking News: LOVE LETTERS Will Wrap Up Broadway Run Early on December 14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The critically acclaimed Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's LOVE LETTERS, directed by Gregory Mosher will plays its final performance at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47 Street), Sunday, December 14, 2014, where it will have played 6 preview and 95 regular performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in ManhattanPhoto Flash: Dick Cavett Introduces Newest Book at W83 in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Socrates in the City presented a very special onstage interview with legendary TV personality, Dick Cavett, December 3rd at W83 Space in Manhattan. The interview, conducted by bestselling author and founder of Socrates in the City, Eric Metaxas, focused on Cavett's new book Brief Encounters: Conversations, Magic Moments and Assorted Hijinks. (more...)

BWW Reviews: There's a Lot of Fun in Artists Rep's BLITHE SPIRIT...If You're Willing to WaitBWW Reviews: There's a Lot of Fun in Artists Rep's BLITHE SPIRIT...If You're Willing to Wait
by Patrick Brassell - Dec 8, 2014

Buried under all the quips, banter, and snark is an interesting play, with a plot that could really be moving and funny if played right. (more...)

NASHVILLE THEATER 101: Patrick James, April Hardcastle-Miles & Matthew Hayes HunterNASHVILLE THEATER 101: Patrick James, April Hardcastle-Miles & Matthew Hayes Hunter
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 8, 2014

Today, in our third installment of Nashville Theater 101, we introduce you to three more members of the Nashville theater family: Patrick James, April Hardcastle-Miles and Matthew Hayes Hunter. Our questions are fairly basic and to the point: Why do you do theater? And why do you choose Nashville, perhaps best known as the home of country music, as your home base? (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2014

Today we turn our attention to a Golden Age master who was celebrated earlier this week via PETER PAN LIVE! and rightly so given this is now his centennial year, Adolph Green. (more...)

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