Davis Gaines News

Date of Birth: January 21, 1959 (57)
Gender: Male
Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson  to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

PHANTOM's Davis Gaines to Headline Pacific Chorale's Season Finale PartyPHANTOM's Davis Gaines to Headline Pacific Chorale's Season Finale Party
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Pacific Chorale will be closing its season on June 12 with a bang - featuring an evening full of music to fit all tastes. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City HallPasadena Symphony and POPS' 2016 Concert Under the Stars to Return to City Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Stars of stage and screen will illuminate the night sky when the Pasadena Symphony and POPS presents its annual free Music Under the Stars concert on Saturday, May 14 at Pasadena City Hall's Centennial Square. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Helmed SONDHEIM IN LOVE Debuts Tonight At The McCallum TheatreLucie Arnaz Helmed SONDHEIM IN LOVE Debuts Tonight At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Apr 20, 2016

Michael Childers' ninth annual One Night Only benefit concert, which is entitled Sondheim in Love, will be presented tonight at 6:30 PM at The McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert. Directed by Lucie Arnaz, the evening will feature musical direction by John McDaniel. The show will feature Sondheim's most romantic songs sung by a starry line-up of Broadway's most prolific musical storytellers. (more...)

Allison Janney, Loretta Devine, Barrett Foa & More to Take Part in 32nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill EventAllison Janney, Loretta Devine, Barrett Foa & More to Take Part in 32nd Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Susan Anton, Barrett Foa, Loretta Devine, Allison Janney and Andrea Marcovicci are among the galaxy of Broadway, Film, and Television stars lending their talents to the 32nd annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event (STAGE), Sondheim No. 5, with two performances on Saturday, June 18th at the beautiful Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.  David Galligan directs with Michael Orland as Music Director.  Performances will be at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. (more...)

Julia Duffy to Star in SEX AND EDUCATION at Laguna PlayhouseJulia Duffy to Star in SEX AND EDUCATION at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the fifth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Julia Duffy starring in SEX AND EDUCATION, written by Lissa Levin and directed by Andrew Barnicle. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Headline APAC Foundation's 2016 Gala Next MonthDavis Gaines to Headline APAC Foundation's 2016 Gala Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Anaheim Performing Arts Center Foundation (APACF) (www.apacf.org) is proud to announce the fifth annual fundraising Gala, which is to be held on Thursday, April 7th, 2016 at the City National Grove of Anaheim. (more...)

Olivier Winner Lesli Margherita to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/25-26Olivier Winner Lesli Margherita to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 3/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Olivier Award winner and Bay Area native, Lesli Margherita (Dames at Sea, Matilda The Musical), will bring her brand new solo show, BROAD, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, March 25 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, March 26 (7 p.m.). (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Update - Nicole Visco Winning Big!2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Update - Nicole Visco Winning Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Update - Brady Foley and Griffin Bunch Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Update - Brady Foley and Griffin Bunch Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Soprano Ira Lauren & Pianist Dale Gonyea Join BROADWAY ON ICE at Kravis CenterSoprano Ira Lauren & Pianist Dale Gonyea Join BROADWAY ON ICE at Kravis Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that Austrian soprano Ira Lauren and piano virtuoso/comedian Dale Gonyea are set to be the musical guests with Olympic Skating Champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White along with Phantom of the Opera's Davis Gaines in Willy Bietak's Broadway on Ice, which begins a special limited three performance engagement at The Kravis Center, December 22-23. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Update - Spencer Morrow, Adam McCabe Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Update - Spencer Morrow, Adam McCabe Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Update 11/27 - Rob Mobley, Daniel Cooksley Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Awards Update 11/27 - Rob Mobley, Daniel Cooksley Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Orlando Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Co-Headline BROADWAY ON ICE with Olympians Meryl Davis & Charlie White, 12/22-23Davis Gaines to Co-Headline BROADWAY ON ICE with Olympians Meryl Davis & Charlie White, 12/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

  The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts today announced that Phantom of the Opera star Davis Gaines is set to co-headline with Olympic Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White in Willy Bietak's Broadway on Ice. The glittering musical spectacle will have three performances, December 22-23, at the Kravis Center. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the star crossed lovers who defy their families and marry in secret in THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, which comes to Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre November 6 - 15. Family feuds and miscommunication lead to street fighting, the death of trusted kinsman's, banishment and finally the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy to Lead U.S. Premiere of ACT 3... at Laguna PlayhouseRita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy to Lead U.S. Premiere of ACT 3... at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The third show in Laguna Playhouse's 2015-2016 season will be the U.S. Premiere of ACT 3..., written by David Ambrose and Claudia Nellens and directed by Martin Bergman. Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy will star. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH DAVID STEINBERG Set for Laguna Playhouse, 11/20-21AN EVENING WITH DAVID STEINBERG Set for Laguna Playhouse, 11/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham have announced that legendary comedian David Steinberg, will perform his acclaimed one-man show for two nights only in AN EVENING WITH DAVID STEINBERG on Friday, November 21 & Saturday, November 22 at 7:30pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre to Stage THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, 11/6-15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic love story of Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, the star crossed lovers who defy their families and marry in secret in THE TRAGEDY OF ROMEO AND JULIET, which comes to Laguna Playhouse Moulton Theatre November 6 - 15. Family feuds and miscommunication lead to street fighting, the death of trusted kinsman's, banishment and finally the suicide of both Romeo and Juliet. (more...)

BWW Interview: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Is Shuffling Back Into the Broadway Spotlight!BWW Interview: DAMES AT SEA's Lesli Margherita Is Shuffling Back Into the Broadway Spotlight!
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 17, 2015

Lesli Margherita is back on Broadway- and she never even left! The star of Broadway's MATILDA is making a seamless transition into another wacky (but this time lovable) role in DAMES AT SEA, which opens on Thursday, October 22 at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44 Street). Just a week away from her big opening night, Margherita checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about her new role, the show's incredible tap numbers, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

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