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Date of Birth: January 23, 1933 (83)
Birth Place: Washington, DC, USA
Gender: Female
Lainie Kazan Set for The Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 4/3Lainie Kazan Set for The Queensborough Performing Arts Center, 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Lainie Kazan, award-winning movie, television and Broadway actress, is also a popular cabaret singer who will soon be starring in the much anticipated sequel My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, to be released just days before she appears live at QPAC in Lanie Kazan and Dick Capri on Sunday, April 3 at 3:00 PM. (more...)

The Puppini Sisters to Play Second Bay Area Cabaret ShowThe Puppini Sisters to Play Second Bay Area Cabaret Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

In addition, at 2 pm on Saturday, April 16 at the Fairmont's Laurel Court Restaurant, Bay Area Cabaret will host a High Tea/High Fashion event celebrating the panache and style that defines The Puppini Sisters. Vintage attire is encouraged for this event, which will provide an opportunity to welcome the singers to town, hear them sing an a cappella number and see an array of fashions by local vintage fashion enthusiasts.  Reservations for the afternoon tea - $75 ($40 tax deductible) may be made at www.bayareacabaret.org. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with DISASTER Choreographer Joann HunterExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with DISASTER Choreographer Joann Hunter
by Broadway's Backbone - Mar 7, 2016

 Disaster and School of Rock's choreographer Joann Hunter. Joann was born in Japan, raised in Rhode Island and has two shows opening on Broadway this season. She has worked with the icon Jerome Robbins, her Idol Susan Stroman, the legend Andrew Lloyd Webber, and now is paving the way to become a theatre titan herself. (more...)

Audra McDonald to be Honored at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring LuncheonAudra McDonald to be Honored at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

NEW DRAMATISTS,Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event will be held Thursday, May 12 at the New York Marriott Marquis. (more...)

Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition Celebrates 35 Years With Tour, Book, Documentary, Anniversary GalaTremaine Dance Convention and Competition Celebrates 35 Years With Tour, Book, Documentary, Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Based in Los Angeles, the internationally recognized Tremaine Dance Convention and Competition celebrates 35 years of inspiring young dancers with its continuing 2015-2016 National Touracross the United States, a star-studded 35th Annual Convention Gala Event and National Finals this summer in Orlando, a new book expected in June 2016, and the upcoming Behind the Curtain documentary scheduled for completion in 2017. Led by legendary and very busy choreographer/dance educator/performer Joe Tremaine, one of the most influential dance personalities in the country today, the innovative annual convention includes master dance classes with professional teachers/choreographers and competitive opportunities in approximately 24 U.S. cities for over 50,000 dancers each year from across the United States and around the world. Tremaine is well-known in the industry for performing, choreographing, and/or teaching dance to scores of celebrities including Paula Abdul, Christina Applegate, Cher, Helen Hunt, Gene Kelly, and Diana Ross, to name just a few. For additional information, please seehttp://www.tremainedance.com. (more...)

BWW Interview: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY's John Freedson Discusses the Satirical Show, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center, in Riverside.BWW Interview: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY's John Freedson Discusses the Satirical Show, Coming to the Fox Performing Arts Center, in Riverside.
by Audrey Liebross - Mar 4, 2016

The side-splitting parody known as FORBIDDEN BROADWAY comes to the Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, California, for two shows only on Saturday, March 12, 2016. BWW interviews the producer, John Freedson. (more...)

Len Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell AwardsLen Cabral & Charlene Carpenzano to Receive 2016 Pell Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

?At the 20th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Repertory Company will honor local artists Len Cabral and Charlene Carpenzano with Rhode Island Pell Awards for Excellence in the Arts alongside previously announced honorees The Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis, Laurie Eustis and Elizabeth Chace. The awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Ochre Court on the Salve Regina University Campus in Newport, RI on May 23, 2016. Tickets and sponsorships are now available at www.trinityrep.com. (more...)

Broadway Musical Director Jack F. Lee Passes Away at 86Broadway Musical Director Jack F. Lee Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Jack F. Lee (born John Francis Lee), beloved musical director of both stage and screen, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016 in his home at the age of 86. Mr. Lee was one of Broadway's leading conductors and musical directors who worked with composers/lyricists John Kander & Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields, Jule Styne, Richard Rogers, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse, Alan Jay Lerner, Maury Yeston, Robert Wright & George Forrest, Sandy Wilson, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones. (more...)

Alysha Umphress, James Barry, Julie Foldesi & More Will Star in Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES This SpringAlysha Umphress, James Barry, Julie Foldesi & More Will Star in Paper Mill's PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for its spring musical, Pump Boys and Dinettes. This Tony Award nominee features James Barry (Jim), Gabe Bowling (Jackson), Julie Foldesi (Prudie), Jason Ostrowski (L.M.), Alysha Umphress (Rhetta) and Sam Weber (Eddie).  Pump Boys and Dinettes is conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. Pump Boys and Dinettes will be directed by John Foley with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Pump Boys and Dinettes will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 6 through May 1, 2016. The official press opening night is Sunday, April 10, at 7:00pm. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2015-2016 Season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/2/2016 - Wayne Brady Honors Emerging Artists and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/2/2016 - Wayne Brady Honors Emerging Artists and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 2, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Wayne Brady honors Jon Viktor Corpuz, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, Nellie McKay and more at Lincoln Center's Emerging Artist Awards! (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS Enlists Julie White to Host 2016 Edition; Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks & More Join Lineup!BROADWAY BACKWARDS Enlists Julie White to Host 2016 Edition; Chita Rivera, Danielle Brooks & More Join Lineup!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera, Tony nominees Stephanie J. Block and Tony Sheldon, Danielle Brooks (The Color Purple, 'Orange is the New Black'), and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland) are among those joining the stunning cast of this year's Broadway Backwards, a one-night-only musical celebration, custom-made for the LGBT community, our friends and families. In addition, it was announced that Tony winner Julie White, a longtime supporter of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will host this year's 11th edition. (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Star in VH1 Drama Series SATAN'S SISTERSVanessa Williams to Star in VH1 Drama Series SATAN'S SISTERS
by TV News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Tony, Grammy, and Emmy nominated singer/actress Vanessa Williams has signed on to play the lead role in VH1's upcoming scripted series inspired by Star Jones 2011 book 'Satan's Sisters: A Novel of Fiction.' (more...)

Karen Mason to Perform at Landmark on Main Street, 4/1Karen Mason to Perform at Landmark on Main Street, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Broadway World Entertainer of the Year Karen Mason brings her critically acclaimed show Mason's Makin' Music to the Jeanne Rimsky Theater stage for one night only.  With numbers from Broadway and the Great American Songbook, Mason's Makin' Music celebrates the music of our lives, and recently had a sold-out 7 week run at the legendary NYC cabaret Don't Tell Mama. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with MATILDA's Heather TepeExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with MATILDA's Heather Tepe
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 29, 2016

In this episode: guest Andre Ward talks about how there is nothing 'Rotten' about joining the Renaissance, how he's roller skated for Tina Fey and with Whoopi Goldberg and done the Disco of the Ages. He also shares how continuing to find his authenticity offstage will make a healthier and longer career onstage. (more...)

Theatre Arts Center New York to Host 15th Anniversary CelebrationTheatre Arts Center New York to Host 15th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Theatre Arts Center New York (Robert Laconi, Executive Director), New York's premiere theatrical summer training program for young artists, celebrates a major milestone:  15 years of producing and training students in acting, musical theater, and dance in New York City.  (more...)

Ute Lemper to Celebrate THE 9 SECRETS at Symphony Space This MayUte Lemper to Celebrate THE 9 SECRETS at Symphony Space This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed artist Ute Lemper's collaboration with renowned best-selling author Paulo Coelho, The 9 Secrets, is available now via Steinway & Sons. In celebration, Lemper will perform the piece in its entirety in a fully staged production at Symphony Space in New York City on May 13, tickets and information here. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, SCOTTSBORO BOYS & More Set for Porchlight's 2016-17 SeasonLin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, SCOTTSBORO BOYS & More Set for Porchlight's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, has announced Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016 - 2017 mainstage season which includes In The Heights, Lin-Manuel Miranda's first big hit and winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, September 9 - October 16, 2016; End of the Rainbow, the Chicago premiere of the Judy Garland bio musical play, a recent smash hit in London and New York, November 4 - December 4, 2016; The Scottsboro Boys, the long-awaited Chicago premiere of the final collaboration of Kander and Ebb concerning one of the most infamous events in American history, February 3 - March 12, 2017; Marry Me a Little, Jeff Award-winning Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook stars in this rarely seen Stephen Sondheim production, April 14 - May 21, 2017. (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Perform at UCPAC in NovemberVanessa Williams to Perform at UCPAC in November
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

One of the most respected and multi-faceted performers in the entertainment industry today, Vanessa Williams will be performing on November 25 at 8 p.m. on the Mainstage of the Union County Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with SOMETHING  ROTTEN's Andre WardExclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with SOMETHING ROTTEN's Andre Ward
by Broadway's Backbone - Feb 22, 2016

In this episode: guest Andre Ward talks about how there is nothing 'Rotten' about joining the Renaissance, how he's roller skated for Tina Fey and with Whoopi Goldberg and done the Disco of the Ages. He also shares how continuing to find his authenticity offstage will make a healthier and longer career onstage. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at GalaAmas Musical Theatre to Honor Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie. (more...)

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