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Date of Birth: January 21, 1959 (58)
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Interview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The DesertInterview: Before The Parade! A Conversation With Michael Childers About His Upcoming HELLO JERRY! In The Desert
by David Green - Feb 24, 2017

The last remaining tickets are on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This 10th season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. 'Hello Jerry' is directed by Jason Graae with musical direction by Christopher Marlowe. I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Childer's to talk about this special tenth anniversary production, and more. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation … (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Season 29Orlando Shakespeare Theater Announces Season 29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Artistic Director Jim Helsinger and Managing Director PJ Albert have announced the 10 productions that will comprise Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Orlando Shakes) in Partnership with UCF's upcoming 2017-2018 Season. Featuring a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, two Shakespearean epics, a madcap riff on a literary classic, critically acclaimed new works, an adaptation of a cinematic treasure, and stories ripped from the pages of today's most popular children's books, the nationally renowned Theater's 29th Season offers something for every audience in Central Florida and beyond. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 2/17; SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, Lippa's New SNOOPY in Austin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature THE SNEETCHES in Minneapolis, THE GREAT GATSBY in ORLANDO, Andrew Lippa's THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SNOOPY in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

BWW Review: MTW Presents a Vocally Thrilling EVITABWW Review: MTW Presents a Vocally Thrilling EVITA
by Don Grigware - Feb 13, 2017

Don't cry for Eva! Tim Rice's & Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita has had a thirty-nine year international love affair with the public since it  premiered in 1978 in London and in 1979 on Broadway. The latest revival in regional theatre is currently at MTW in Long Beach. An operetta, or rock opera, with no spoken dialogue, and based on Eva Duarte Peron and husband Juan Peron of Argentina, the story documents the rise to power of a simple peasant girl to the rank - almost - of Vice-President of her country. I say almost because she became too ill to accept the nomination in 1951 and passed into immor (more...)

Before The Parade Passes By! A Star Studded Cast Brings A HELLO JERRY! To The McCallum Theatre For 'One Night Only'Before The Parade Passes By! A Star Studded Cast Brings A HELLO JERRY! To The McCallum Theatre For 'One Night Only'
by David Green - Feb 7, 2017

Tickets are now on sale for the desert's most anticipated annual star-studded concert event, Michael Childer's 'One Night Only', benefiting Jewish Family Services Of The Desert (JFS), to be held Thursday, April 20, 2017 at The McCallum Theatre. This season's theme is 'Hello Jerry' and Michael and cast pay tribute to the incomparable composer Jerry Herman, bringing to the stage music form his popular musicals including Mame, Mack and Mabel, Grand Tour, La Cage Aux Folles and, of course, Hello Dolly. (more...)

Ayme Olivo, Richard Bermudez and Davis Gaines to Star in EVITA at Musical Theatre WestAyme Olivo, Richard Bermudez and Davis Gaines to Star in EVITA at Musical Theatre West
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Musical Theatre West (MTW) presents Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice's musical masterpiece Evita at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center February 10-26. (more...)

Show Tunes Get a Classical Twist in CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAY at Feinstein's/54 BelowShow Tunes Get a Classical Twist in CHOPIN MEETS BROADWAY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Peisha McPhee & Sergiu Tuhutiu in 'Chopin Meets Broadway' on March 18th, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)


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The School of Theatre at Florida State University Presents THE MUSIC MANThe School of Theatre at Florida State University Presents THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The School of Theatre is proud to present the tenth annual Benefit Concert with a performance of Meredith Willson's The Music Man on the Fallon Stage, Saturday, December 17th. (more...)

Laura Hodos to Premiere Solo Cabaret at Winter Park PlayhouseLaura Hodos to Premiere Solo Cabaret at Winter Park Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Laura Hodos, regionally and nationally known for outstanding musical theatre and vocal performances, will premiere her newest solo cabaret named [title of cabaret] in The Winter Park Playhouse Spotlight Cabaret Series November 16 and 17. (more...)

BWW Review: La Mirada Brings the Laughs with LEND ME A TENORBWW Review: La Mirada Brings the Laughs with LEND ME A TENOR
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 4, 2016

When it comes to the theatrical art of farce, Ken Ludwig's hilarious 1986 stage play LEND ME A TENOR certainly qualifies as a perfect example of the genre. Amusingly cheeky throughout, the 9-time Tony Award nominated comedy has been revived locally with a posh new production under the direction of Art Manke that is now playing at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts through November 13. Utilizing a laundry list of classic madcap set-ups, LEND ME A TENOR feels very much like a well-paced, meticulously crafted, old fashioned sitcom episode that has been super-sized into two gloriously funny acts. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of LEND ME A TENOR at La Mirada TheatrePhoto Coverage: Curtain Call and Press Night Celebration of LEND ME A TENOR at La Mirada Theatre
by Lily Lim - Oct 26, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the second show of its 2016-2017 season: Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke. LEND ME A TENOR opened on October 22 and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the opening night pics below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENORPhoto Flash: First Look at La Mirada's LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENORLa Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Today, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENORLa Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents LEND ME A TENOR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are delighted to present the second show of its 2016-2017 season:  Davis Gaines starring in the hilarious comedy LEND ME A TENOR, written by Ken Ludwig and directed by Art Manke.  LEND ME A TENOR will preview on Friday, October 21, 2016 (with a press opening on Saturday, October 22) and run through Sunday, November 13, 2016 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.    (more...)

'Phantom' Star Davis Gaines Debut's Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT Series'Phantom' Star Davis Gaines Debut's Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

 Musical Theatre West (MTW) raises the curtain on its inaugural "Broadway in Concert" series for the 2016-17 season.  Each concert, held at the newly renamed Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will feature top Broadway talent, including Davis Gaines (September 24, 2016), Valerie Perri (January 29, 2017), and Susan Egan (March 17, 2017).   Series and single tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4.  Single tickets start at $40, or purchase the series for packages of $100, $150, or a VIP package of $275, which includes a post-concert reception with the artists. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Her Highness, Lesli MargheritaThe Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes Her Highness, Lesli Margherita
by Broadwaysted - Sep 20, 2016

All Hail the Queen! This week the Broadwaysted crew is holding court with the beautiful and fantastic Lesli Margherita! All Hail the Queen! This week the Broadwaysted crew is holding court with the beautiful and fantastic Lesli Margherita! We pour out some Maker's Mark and chat about Lesli's wild experience winning the Olivier Award for her West End debut as well as her current gig recreating her original turn in Matilda the Musical on Broadway. Lesli dishes about the ironic text message she got about Cats, her Star Wars wedding and ranking of the seven films in the franchise, and the time she died twice on stage (I smell a rat!). Kimberly recently attended Miss America and informs us all about the 'Show Us Your Shoes' parade and the entire group casts a fantasy version of Real Housewives of Broadway with famous wife characters. We play Lights of Broadway Show Cards 'Heads Up!' and Lesli shares her story about working on stage with artist and #FriendOfTheShow Squigs. (more...)

'Phantom' Star Davis Gaines Debut's Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT Series'Phantom' Star Davis Gaines Debut's Musical Theatre West's BROADWAY IN CONCERT Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

 Musical Theatre West (MTW) raises the curtain on its inaugural "Broadway in Concert" series for the 2016-17 season.  Each concert, held at the newly renamed Beverly O'Neill Theater at the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center, will feature top Broadway talent, including Davis Gaines (September 24, 2016), Valerie Perri (January 29, 2017), and Susan Egan (March 17, 2017).   Series and single tickets are now on sale at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999 ext. 4.  Single tickets start at $40, or purchase the series for packages of $100, $150, or a VIP package of $275, which includes a post-concert reception with the artists. (more...)

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