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Date of Birth: April 30, 1951 (65)
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Photo Coverage: Who Could Ask for Anything More? AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates 1 Year on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Who Could Ask for Anything More? AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates 1 Year on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 13, 2016

The Tony Award winning hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS just celebrated its first year on Broadway last night, April 12. Since it opened on April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has played 416 regular performances and 29 previews and has been seen by over 650,000 people. The company celebrated the milestone last night with a special cake from Carlo's Bakery of the "Cake Boss." Check out photos below!  (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Celebrate 1st Anniversary on Broadway with 'Cake Boss' TreatAN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Celebrate 1st Anniversary on Broadway with 'Cake Boss' Treat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Tony Award-winning hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its first year on Broadway tonight, Tuesday, April 12. Since it opened on April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has played 416 regular performances and 29 previews and has been seen by over 650,000 people. Following the performance on April 12, the cast will be treated to a special anniversary cake provided by Carlo's Bakery. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Put on Your Dancing Shoes as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates One Year on Broadway!BWW Flashback: Put on Your Dancing Shoes as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 12, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS moved to Broadway following its world premiere in December, 2014 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. It is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, making his Broadway directing debut. Featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas, the creative team also includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Jon Weston (sound) with a musical score adapted and supervised by Rob Fisher. Bartlett Sher is creative consultant. Based on the Academy Award winning film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin, An American in Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time. (more...)

6th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL to Highlight Works by Women6th Annual CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL to Highlight Works by Women
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual event will celebrate the works of all women and women-identified playwrights and directors. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Craig Lucas Honored with Dramatists Guild Fund's Sidney Kingsley AwardPhoto Coverage: Craig Lucas Honored with Dramatists Guild Fund's Sidney Kingsley Award
by Walter McBride - Apr 5, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presented their Madge Evans and Sidney Kingsley Award to actress Audra McDonald and playwright Craig Lucas just last night. McDonalad was unable to attend the event due to her SHUFFLE ALONG schedule, but the show went on and BroadwayWorld was also there for the festivities. Check out photos below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn to Bring RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL to Feinstein's at the NikkoTony Nominee Judy Kuhn to Bring RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome the four-time Tony Award nominee, Judy Kuhn, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances of her acclaimed show, Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, on Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: How THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Changed The Careers of Its Authors, Stars and DirectorVIDEO FLASHBACK: How THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Changed The Careers of Its Authors, Stars and Director
by Michael Dale - Apr 4, 2016

Barrtlett Sher and Adam Guettel made their Broadway debuts with this complex romantic musical. (more...)

Original Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Reunites Tonight for LC Theater Benefit ConcertOriginal Cast of THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Reunites Tonight for LC Theater Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Tonight, April 4 at 6:30pm, the sun-drenched piazzas of Florence will return to the Vivian Beaumont Theater stage for one night only when members of the original cast of Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning musical THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, with book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics by Adam Guettel, and direction by Bartlett Sher, gather for a 10th anniversary reunion concert which will also serve as Lincoln Center Theater's Annual Benefit. (more...)

Stage Tube: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Christopher Wheeldon Featured on 60 MinutesStage Tube: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS' Christopher Wheeldon Featured on 60 Minutes
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon was featured on Sunday night's 60 MINUTES, talking about how he's breaking new ground in dance and reinvigorating ballet by making it sensual, athletic and edgy. Wheeldon won a Tony for his choreography for PARIS, which combines musical theater dance with ballet moves. He also directed it - a first for him that caused some jitters. 'They probably couldn't see the sweat kind of trickling down the back of my neck,' he tells Stahl. (more...)

LaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Cast Album Now Available in StoresLaChiusa's FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE Cast Album Now Available in Stores
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of the world premiere musical FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE - written by Michael John LaChiusa and directed by Kirsten Sanderson - online and in stores today, Frida­­y, April 1. The album was released in digital formats on Friday, February 26. (more...)

Tony Winning Director Pam MacKinnon Enjoys Life Outside of the LimelightTony Winning Director Pam MacKinnon Enjoys Life Outside of the Limelight
by Louisa Brady - Mar 27, 2016

Tony Award-winning director Pam MacKinnon sat down with The Buffalo News for an interview earlier this year at the Metro Diner on the Upper West Side. The article describes the diner as somewhat similar to MacKinnon herself, saying, 'The Metro skips glitz, and so does Pam MacKinnon.' (more...)

Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Returning to AnchorageAlaska One-Minute Play Festival Returning to Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Perseverance Theatre (Art Rotch, Artistic Director & Joshua Lowman, Anchorage General Manager) continue their dynamic partnership for The 3rd Annual Alaska One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit The Alaska Native Voices Project, dedicated to serving and uplifting native Alaskan artists. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Commisions New Works by Simon Stephens, Jennifer Haley & MoreAtlantic Theater Commisions New Works by Simon Stephens, Jennifer Haley & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company has announced commissions of six new plays by Jocelyn Bioh, Jennifer Haley, Paola Lazaro, Qui Nguyen, Heidi Schreck, and Simon Stephens and Mark Eitzel. (more...)

Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, AMELIE Musical and More Headed to the Ahmanson in 2016-17; Season Announced!Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, AMELIE Musical and More Headed to the Ahmanson in 2016-17; Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre has a high-profile lineup slated for its 50th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring GalaPlaywrights Horizons to Celebrate Music of Robert Lopez, Jeanine Tesori & More at 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 9 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. (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...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic TheaterTimothy Olyphant Stars in HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, Opening Tonight at Atlantic Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company presents the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play HOLD ON TO ME DARLING, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary SeasonAmy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

SF Ballet Sets Seven-Performance Engagement at The John F. Kennedy Center for the PerformingSF Ballet Sets Seven-Performance Engagement at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

SF Ballet has announced that it will return to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. with the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's Cinderella, October 26-30. SF Ballet will present seven performances of the acclaimed, full-length production; the Company last performed at the prestigious venue in November 2012. (more...)

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