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Date of Birth: January 23, 1933 (83)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Female
Photo Flash: Inside Women of Achievement Gala with Martha Plimpton, Lisa Lampanelli & MorePhoto Flash: Inside Women of Achievement Gala with Martha Plimpton, Lisa Lampanelli & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

This year, the group honored Jenna Segal (celebrated film, television and Broadway producer), Martha Plimpton (Emmy Award winning actress & activist), and Trudie Styler (actress, producer, environmentalist and UNICEF ambassador) at the event, which was hosted by Lisa Lampanelli. (more...)

Photo Flash: Abe Jacob, Chita Rivera, Hal Prince & More Attend 2016 Live Design AwardsPhoto Flash: Abe Jacob, Chita Rivera, Hal Prince & More Attend 2016 Live Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Chita Rivera, fresh from her appearance on The Tony Awards Sunday, presented her old-friend Sound Designer Abe Jacob  the Lifetime Achievement Award.  They've known each other for more than 40 years since the original Broadway production of CHICAGO in 1975. Check out photos below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Gregg BarnesExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Gregg Barnes
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 13, 2016

In this episode: Broadway Costume Designer Gregg Barnes- In order for the ensemble to finish the storytelling, they need certain tools, and costumes are one of them.  Two-time Tony-winning costume designer Gregg Barnes treats designing the ensemble as if each member is the star of the show.  His goal isn't only to make every person on stage look beautiful, but feel beautiful. In one of the most joyful interviews, this artistic genius talks about how to communicate with the designer, how the fitting room can be part of the characters creation, and how important it is to give everyone their dignity.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Highlights from the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS - Part IPhoto Flash: Highlights from the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS - Part I
by TV News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

THE 70TH ANNUAL TONY AWARDS aired live from the Beacon Theatre last night on the CBS Television Network. Below, check out photo highlights from last night's ceremony! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 2Photo Coverage: 2016 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 2
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2016

The stars are shining on tonight's red carpet, and BroadwayWorld's got a first look - check out the second batch of arrivals below, including Laura Benanti, Andrew Rannells, Chita Rivera, Laura Osnes and more! (more...)

Take a Look at the 70th Annual Tony Awards 'By The Numbers' Before Sunday Night's Ceremony!Take a Look at the 70th Annual Tony Awards 'By The Numbers' Before Sunday Night's Ceremony!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Before Broadway's biggest night this Sunday, June 12th, 36 productions will have opened on Broadway in the 2015-16 season. Of those productions, 18 are nominated for Tony Awards this year, and 94 of the actors and creative teams in those productions will walk the red carpet on Sunday as nominees.  (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chita Rivera, Josh Groban & More Join 2016 Tony Awards Presenters Lineup!Andrew Lloyd Webber, Chita Rivera, Josh Groban & More Join 2016 Tony Awards Presenters Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The Tony Awards have announced additional presenters for the 2016 Tony Awards, which will broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, on CBS, on Sunday, June 12th 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. (ET/PT time delay). The Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Broadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGOBroadway Veterans to Lead Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Tripp HansonExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Tripp Hanson
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 7, 2016

In this episode: Tripp Hanson is currently in Act 2 of his career, and he sees the possibility of there being four. Tripp started as a street performer, landed on Broadway, toured with Tommy Tune, and now is an acupuncturist with his own practice. Few people are given the arts of healing and musical theatre, but Tripp is a one of a kind creation. When asked how it feels to have left showbiz, he responded, 'I didn't leave my tribe, I just went from warrior to medicine man.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee & The Starry History of Tony-Winning Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interview: Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee & The Starry History of Tony-Winning Paper Mill Playhouse
by Michael Dale - Jun 6, 2016

Millburn, New Jersey's Playhouse since 1938 receives this year's Regional Theatre Tony Award. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 6, 2016

Just last night, Drama Desk Award winner Michael Urie (Buyer and Cellar, 'Ugly Betty') hosted the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards last night, June 5, 2016 at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 6-12, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Tom Wopat, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 6-12, Featuring Andrew Rannells, Tom Wopat, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 5, 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: Show Biz After Hours With Frank DiLella with Andrew Rannells, James Lecesne, and Rachel Bay Jones; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; Kurt Weill on Broadway with Mary Testa and Friends; Victoria Cook at 54 Below; Women in the World of Sondheim: Katie Welsh and Emily Whitaker. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/3/16- CHICAGOSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/3/16- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2016

Today in 1975, Chicago opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rogers Theatre), where it ran for 936 performances. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by John Kander with lyrics by Fred Ebb and a book by Ebb and Bob Fosse. The story is a satire on corruption in the administration of criminal justice and the concept of the 'celebrity criminal'. The original cast starred Chita Rivera as Velma Kelly, Gwen Verdon as Roxie Hart, Jerry Orbach as Billy Flynn and Barney Martin as Amos Hart. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Scott BarnhardtExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Scott Barnhardt
by Broadway's Backbone - May 31, 2016

In this episode: Broadways Scott Barnhardt- Scott was saying "Hello" years before Adele. As a self-proclaimed theatre nerd, this Book of Mormon original cast member discusses the differences between a workshop and a lab, how to survive a bad review and dares to ask the questions, "What else is out there?"  (more...)

BWW Review: Scottsdale Musical Theater Company Presents KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMANBWW Review: Scottsdale Musical Theater Company Presents KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN
by Herbert Paine - May 27, 2016

With its array of accolades ~ novel, film, and musical ~ and the richness of its themes and content, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN is a treasure trove of possibility, to be mined deeply and imaginatively for its allusions to the mythology of the spider woman, cinema, and revolution. On these varied accounts, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company's current stab at the KISS falls short. The multi-talented Hector Coris directs this ambitious production, but I fear that limited resources have roadblocked him from realizing the production's full potential. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning director John Doyle was joined by some special guests, as Sardi's unveiled his caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/24/2016 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, INCOGNITO, and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/24/2016 - Lin-Manuel Miranda, INCOGNITO, and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 24, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and John Doyle are both getting portraits at Sardi's today! We are also celebrating the Creative Arts Tony Award nominees and the opening night of INCOGNITO at MTC. Keep an eye out for photos from all of today's festivities! (more...)

2016 Roger Rees Awards Honor New York Students; Winners Announced!2016 Roger Rees Awards Honor New York Students; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance Inc. presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards) on Sunday, May 22 at The Beacon School in Manhattan. The two-hour showcase hosted by Tim Federle (co-writer of Tuck Everlasting) featured 35 students who had played leading roles at 26 high school located throughout the five boroughs of New York, Long Island and Westchester. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers  Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!Photo Coverage: NYC High Schoolers Shine at the Roger Rees Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 23, 2016

The Broadway Education Alliance just presented The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance (formerly the Gershwin Awards), yesterday The Beacon High School in Manhattan. This annual talent showcase featured 44 students representing 26 New York City metro area high schools competing for the coveted title of Best Actress and Best Actor in a musical. (more...)

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