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Date of Birth: March 20, 1947 (69)
Birth Place: Milwaukee, WI, USA
Gender: Male
Linda Lavin to Lead New York City Opera's CANDIDE, Directed by Harold Prince; Cast Announced!Linda Lavin to Lead New York City Opera's CANDIDE, Directed by Harold Prince; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

New York City Opera has announced the cast for its January 2017 production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide directed by legendary Broadway visionary Harold Prince and choreographed by Patricia Birch. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Tight Knit Family of FALSETTOS Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: The Tight Knit Family of FALSETTOS Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Oct 28, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos opened just last night at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street), where it runs for 14 weeks only . BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

BWW Review: William Finn and James Lapine Offer A Revised Look At FALSETTOSBWW Review: William Finn and James Lapine Offer A Revised Look At FALSETTOS
by Michael Dale - Oct 28, 2016

The fact that William Finn and James Lapine's 1992 Broadway musical FALSETTOS began as two separate one-act musicals - parts two and three of a trilogy - that premiered Off-Broadway nine years apart makes it unique theatre piece, especially when you consider that the heighted awareness of the AIDS epidemic that occurred during those nine years gave each one, despite being about the same characters, significantly different tones. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Way Off Broadway's INTO THE WOODSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Way Off Broadway's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round professional producing theatre, continues its 2016 Mainstage Season this fall with a production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairytale inspired musical, Into the Woods. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Ridge Recap: The Original Cast of FALSETTOS Talks Favorite Moments, Staying on Pitch, and How They Feel About Passing the TorchRidge Recap: The Original Cast of FALSETTOS Talks Favorite Moments, Staying on Pitch, and How They Feel About Passing the Torch
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 5, 2016

When Falsettos first premiered on Broadway in 1992, the show gained instant status as a game changer. With William Finn's brave new style of musical theatre composition and in placing the lives of queer characters at the forefront of its storytelling, the show has become a cultural landmark and a blueprint for the array of modern musical theatre that followed in its wake. (more...)

Ridge Recap: The Original Cast of FALSETTOS Talks Lapine, Finn, and How They Almost Didn't Make It to BroadwayRidge Recap: The Original Cast of FALSETTOS Talks Lapine, Finn, and How They Almost Didn't Make It to Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 30, 2016

When Falsettos first premiered on Broadway in 1992, the show gained instant status as a game changer. With William Finn's brave new style of musical theatre composition and in placing the lives of queer characters at the forefront of its storytelling, the show has become a cultural landmark and a blueprint for the array of modern musical theatre that followed in its wake. (more...)

Ridge Recap: How the Original Tight Knit Family of FALSETTOS Almost Never HappenedRidge Recap: How the Original Tight Knit Family of FALSETTOS Almost Never Happened
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 20, 2016

When Falsettos first premiered on Broadway in 1992, the show gained instant status as a game changer. With William Finn's brave new style of musical theatre composition and in placing the lives of queer characters at the forefront of its storytelling, a tactic that had not yet been seen in musicals up until that point, the show has become a cultural landmark and a blueprint for the array of modern musical theatre that followed in its wake. (more...)

THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Passing the TorchTHEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Passing the Torch
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld has reunited the original cast (Michael Rupert, Stephen Borgardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan) to reminisce about all things Falsettos. In Part 3, watch as they chat about passing the torch to a new generation of performers and share advice for the new Broadway company. (more...)

THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Getting to BroadwayTHEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- Getting to Broadway
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 14, 2016

BroadwayWorld has reunited the original cast (Michael Rupert, Stephen Borgardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan) to reminisce about all things Falsettos. In Part 2, watch as they recall the long road to Broadway- from March of the Falsettos, to Falsettoland and beyond. Click here to watch Part 1 and check back Friday, September 16, to watch the final edition! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Way Off Broadway's INTO THE WOODSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Way Off Broadway's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round professional producing theatre, continues its 2016 Mainstage Season this fall with a production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's fairytale inspired musical, Into the Woods. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

THEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- The BeginningTHEN AND NOW: Welcome Back to Falsettoland with the Original Broadway Cast- The Beginning
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld has reunited the original cast (Michael Rupert, Stephen Borgardus, Carolee Carmello, Heather MacRae, Chip Zien and Jonathan Kaplan) to reminisce about all things Falsettos. In Part 1, watch as they take us back to the beginning, and explain how they first became involved with the ground-breaking musical. Check back Wednesday, September 14, to watch Part 2! (more...)

HBO to Premiere Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Starring John Turturro, 7/10HBO to Premiere Limited Series THE NIGHT OF, Starring John Turturro, 7/10
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Created by Steven Zaillian ('Schindler's List,' 'American Gangster') and Richard Price ('The Color of Money,' HBO's 'The Wire'), the eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF debuts SUNDAY, JULY 10 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT) (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien and More Perform at Summer Theatre of New Canaan's 2016 Gala TonightKelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien and More Perform at Summer Theatre of New Canaan's 2016 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Tonight, May 13, see Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien, David Friedman, Janelle Robinson and Jodi Stevens in concert in Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Gala Evening 'Getting to Know You' held at Woodway Country Club in Darien, CT. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien and More to Perform at Summer Theatre of New Canaan's 2016 GalaKelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien and More to Perform at Summer Theatre of New Canaan's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

On Friday May 13, see Broadway stars Kelli O'Hara, Robin de Jesus, Chip Zien, David Friedman, Janelle Robinson and Jodi Stevens in concert in Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Gala Evening 'Getting to Know You' held at Woodway Country Club in Darien, CT. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTECheck Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Headline Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Gala ConcertTony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Headline Summer Theatre of New Canaan's Gala Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

On Friday May 13, Broadway Stars will perform in concert highlighting the Summer Theatre's Gala Evening "Getting to Know You" held at Woodway Country Club in Darien CT.  The evening features performances by Broadway Tony Award-Winning actress Kelli O'Hara star of The King and I,  South Pacific,  Bridges of Madison County, Light in the Piazza and The Pajama Game (with Harry Connick Jr.).  She will be joined with Broadway friends of the Summer Theatre including two-time Tony Nominee Robin de Jesus, Broadway composer and national cabaret star David Friedman and Broadway veterans Janelle Robertson, Jodi Stevens and Chip Zien.  Also, a performance by cast members from this summer's West Side Story, and by the Performing Arts Conservatory of New Canaan Children Chorus. (more...)

Photo Flash: The School of American Ballet's 2016 WINTER BALL Raises Nearly $1.2 MillionPhoto Flash: The School of American Ballet's 2016 WINTER BALL Raises Nearly $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The School of American Ballet's 2016 Winter Ball took place at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater last night, March 14, 2016 and raised nearly $1.2 million. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

HBO to Debut New Limited Series THE NIGHT OF This SummerHBO to Debut New Limited Series THE NIGHT OF This Summer
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

The eight-part HBO limited series production THE NIGHT OF, created by Steven Zaillian (“Schindler's List,” “American Gangster”) and Richard Price (“The Color of Money,” HBO's “The Wire”), will debut this summer, exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 9-16, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Matt Doyle, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for February 9-16, Featuring Kyle Dean Massey, Matt Doyle, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 7, 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: The Songs of Tor & Lisa, ft. Brandon Victor Dixon, and more; New Musicals at 54: Fallout by Kyle Jarrow and Nick Blaemire; Kyle Dean Massey at 54 Below; Jasper In Deadland CD Release Concert; and Broadway Couples Sing I Do! I Do! For Valentine's Day. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi, JASPER IN DEADLAND & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekLiliane Montevecchi, JASPER IN DEADLAND & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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