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Date of Birth: November 16, 1942 (72)
Birth Place: Pontiac, MI, USA
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Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Exclusive Comment! Anthony Crivello Set For Broadway Mentors Program Master Class, 10/4Exclusive Comment! Anthony Crivello Set For Broadway Mentors Program Master Class, 10/4
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2015

A Tony-winner is set for a master class! (more...)

THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Open 8/13 at Laguna PlayhouseTHE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE to Open 8/13 at Laguna Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Karen Wood and Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham & Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and Musical Director Paul Shaffer are thrilled to present a special engagement of THE OFFICIAL BLUES BROTHERS REVUE, featuring Wayne Catania as Jake and Kieron Lafferty as Elwood.  (more...)

BWW TV: Happy 40th! HAMILTON Cast Sings 'What I Did for Love' in Honor of A CHORUS LINE's 40th AnniversaryBWW TV: Happy 40th! HAMILTON Cast Sings 'What I Did for Love' in Honor of A CHORUS LINE's 40th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2015

Today, Broadway celebrates the 40th anniversary of the opening of one of the most iconic musicals of all time. Below, take a look back at the performance, and watch as the original cast of A CHORUS LINE joins the HAMILTON cast on stage! (more...)

Canadian Theatre Company Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage - With a Male's Take on 'Cassie'Canadian Theatre Company Brings A CHORUS LINE to the Stage - With a Male's Take on 'Cassie'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions of Kingston, ON is currently underway on its 30th production, the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A CHORUS LINE - but the crew and creatives have a slight twist up their sleeves. (more...)

Artistic Director Margo Sappington Departs ADM21Artistic Director Margo Sappington Departs ADM21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

After three and a half years with ADM21, Artistic Director Margo Sappington announces her resignation from the organization. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Claire's Back...Again! THE VISIT Cast Renites for a Performance at Barnes & NoblePhoto Coverage: Claire's Back...Again! THE VISIT Cast Renites for a Performance at Barnes & Noble
by Walter McBride - Jul 13, 2015

THE VISIT cast album, available now, is a joint release of two labels: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label, and is co-executive produced by Hunter Arnold, Carl Daikelerand Sandi Moran. Just last week, July 9, the company reunited at Barnes and Noble (150 East 86th Street) for a CD signing and performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special performance below! (more...)

WINDYWOO AND HER NAUGHTY PETS Reading Set for NYMFWINDYWOO AND HER NAUGHTY PETS Reading Set for NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents a developmental reading of Windywoo and Her Naughty Naughty Pets, a new musical based on the popular Naughty Naughty Pets franchise, featured on Cartoon Network and Disney's Hyperion Books for Children. The developmental readings will take place July 11 at 1pm and July 13 at 4pm and 7pm at the Studio Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BOMBSHELL to Make a 'Smash' Onstage; BWW Looks Back on How It All BeganBOMBSHELL to Make a 'Smash' Onstage; BWW Looks Back on How It All Began
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 3, 2015

BWW has put together a SMASH retrospective, from inception to TV series to benefit concert to stage! Travel back in time with a look back on how it all began! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Breaking News: NBC Entertainment and Universal Stage Productions Announce Plans to Create Full BOMBSHELL Stage ShowBreaking News: NBC Entertainment and Universal Stage Productions Announce Plans to Create Full BOMBSHELL Stage Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

 Following the explosive and well-received Actors Fund benefit that featured the music of "Bombshell" from the NBC television series "Smash," Universal Stage Productions has begun development on "Bombshell" as a musical for the stage. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJeremy Jordan, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/17/2015 - ON YOUR FEET! Opens in Chicago and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/17/2015 - ON YOUR FEET! Opens in Chicago and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 17, 2015

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: ON YOUR FEET! opens in Chicago, Broadway vets lend their talents around the country and more! (more...)

Donna McKechnie's SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME Now On iTunes, Physical Release 8/7Donna McKechnie's SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME Now On iTunes, Physical Release 8/7
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 16, 2015

A legend live! (more...)

VIDEO: Katharine McPhee Talks SMASH Reunion: 'I Think It's Very Likely They Can Turn it Into a Musical'VIDEO: Katharine McPhee Talks SMASH Reunion: 'I Think It's Very Likely They Can Turn it Into a Musical'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 15, 2015

Katharine McPhee spoke exclusively to PEOPLE about the recent 'Smash' one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund (more...)

Hollywood Bowl, Full-Fledged Broadway Run Next for BOMBSHELL Concert?Hollywood Bowl, Full-Fledged Broadway Run Next for BOMBSHELL Concert?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The concert presentation of BOMBSHELL, the musical from the NBC TV series 'Smash', hit Broadway in a one-night-only event benefitting The Actors Fund earlier this week at The Minskoff Theatre. Just after the event, the Los Angeles Times caught up with composer/lyricist team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who talked about the possibility of expanding BOMBSHELL into a full-fledged Broadway musical. For now, though, their sights are set on an encore in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW TV: BOMBSHELL Highlights! Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty Strut Their Stuff for The Actors FundBWW TV: BOMBSHELL Highlights! Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty Strut Their Stuff for The Actors Fund
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last night, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). BroadwayWorld has highlights from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Marilyn is Back! Go Inside Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit ConcertPhoto Flash: Marilyn is Back! Go Inside Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasseand Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). Check out photos from insode the concert below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: More Clips from the BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert!STAGE TUBE: More Clips from the BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). Check out more highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the BOMBSHELL After-Party with Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More!Photo Flash: Inside the BOMBSHELL After-Party with Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Below, check out phots from the after-party for The Actors Fund Benefit Concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series SMASH! The series was created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed by Joshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman. The concert was presented by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund was held Monday, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). (more...)

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