Donna McKechnie News

Date of Birth: November 16, 1942 (73)
Birth Place: Pontiac, MI, USA
Gender: Female
Steps on Broadway Gives Home to American Dance Machine 21Steps on Broadway Gives Home to American Dance Machine 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, announces an educational partnership with American Dance Machine for the Twenty-First Century (ADM21). (more...)

3rd Annual New York New Works Festival Presents Tomorrow's Broadway Sensations3rd Annual New York New Works Festival Presents Tomorrow's Broadway Sensations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This year's New York New Works Theatre Festival is a must-see! This is an opportunity to see original and unseen productions from leading Broadway producers as well as the rising stars of stage and screen. (more...)

Josh Prince, Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro Kick Off Broadway Dance Lab Cycle 4 TodayJosh Prince, Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro Kick Off Broadway Dance Lab Cycle 4 Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a choreography incubator supporting new works of dance-driven theatre, has announced that Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro, JoAnn M. Hunter, Rosie Herrera, Al Blackstone, and Denzel Taylor will join Artistic Director Josh Prince as choreographers for Cycle 4. (more...)

Broadway's Andrea McArdle to Play Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Next WeekBroadway's Andrea McArdle to Play Provincetown's Crown & Anchor Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Producer Rick Murray's Crown & Anchor Broadway Series continues its 2016 season at the Paramount Cabaret in Provincetown, MA when Broadway veteran and Tony nominee Andrea McArdle returns to Provincetown in ANDREA McARDLE IN CONCERT for two performances only, Monday, August 8 and Tuesday, August 9 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

The Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21stThe Annual NYC Cabaret Convention Returns To Jazz At Lincoln Center, October 18th - 21st
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

the 2016 Cabaret Convention returns to the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, from Tuesday, October 18th through Friday, October 21st  to present four different music programs. More than seventy singers are scheduled to appear, and the productions include specific tributes to the songs of Stephen Sondheim, the lyrics of Sheldon Harnick, the melodies of Charles Strouse, and the repertoire of legendary jazz artist Sylvia Syms. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Marni NixonPhoto Flash: Remembering Marni Nixon
by Walter McBride - Jul 28, 2016

As BroadwayWorld sadly reported earlier this week, Marni Nixon, perhaps best known for dubbing the singing voices of the leading actresses in films, including THE KING AND I, WEST SIDE STORY and MY FAIR LADY, passed away from breast cancer on July 24th. She was 86. (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICONPhoto Flash: Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon Star in ICON
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of ICON, a romantic new musical with book by Sebastian Michael and music & lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor.  Paul Stancato directs and choreographs a cast of 14, which also includes Colin Anderson*, Leslie Becker*, Patrick Connaghan*, Chase Crandell*, Chloe Holgate*, Charlotte Maltby*, Ben McHugh*, Kalia Medeiros*, Erika Peterson, Chris Ramirez*, Casey Shane*, and Sam Simahk*.  With a seven piece orchestra, ICON is being staged at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® Project, 229 West 42nd Street (bet. 7th and 8th Aves.) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  *Member, Actors' Equity Association. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Preview the New Shows of the 2016 New York Musical Festival!Photo Coverage: Preview the New Shows of the 2016 New York Musical Festival!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 15, 2016

Just yesterday, the New York Musical Festival hosted a special preview of some of this year's shows, including: Children of Salt, Eh Dah? - Questions For My Father, Forest Boy, Icon, Nickel Mines, The First Church of Mary the Repentant Prostitute's Fifth Annual Benefit Concert, Revival, and Pot Luck Dinner; The Last Word, and Tink! (more...)

DONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in HollywoodDONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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Leslie Becker to Join Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon in ICON at NYMFLeslie Becker to Join Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon in ICON at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Leslie Becker (Bonnie & Clyde, Anything Goes, Amazing Grace) has joined the cast of The New York Musical Festival's upcoming production of Icon alongside Tony winner Donna McKechnie ( A Chorus Line) and Tony and Olivier Award nominee Tony Sheldon ( Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/6/2016 - SENSE & SENSIBILITY, GREY GARDENS & More!Broadway AM Report, 7/6/2016 - SENSE & SENSIBILITY, GREY GARDENS & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 6, 2016

Today's big news: SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, starring Megan McGinnis, starts tonight at The Old Globe, Rachel York and Betty Buckley bring GREY GARDENS to L.A., and the O'Neill Center's National Playwrights Conference begins today! (more...)

Perez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway StarsPerez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Perez Hilton has been set to host Broadway Under the Stars - Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of 'Dreamgirls' - on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Victoria Clark, Mary Testa Among Stars Taking Part in NYMF 2016Donna McKechnie, Victoria Clark, Mary Testa Among Stars Taking Part in NYMF 2016
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The New York Musical Festival regularly attracts Broadway favorites, Tony nominees and even a legend or two. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and Alexandra Bilings Join PFP's Honorary BoardDonna McKechnie and Alexandra Bilings Join PFP's Honorary Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to announce Broadway legend Donna McKechnie and actor/activist Alexandra Billings have become the inaugural members of Pride Films and Plays' Honorary Board. (more...)

Donna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon to Lead New Musical ICON as Part of NYMFDonna McKechnie & Tony Sheldon to Lead New Musical ICON as Part of NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Tony Award-winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Tony & Olivier Award-Nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) will star in The New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) upcoming production of ICON, a romantic new musical with book by Sebastian Michael and music & lyrics by Jonathan Kaldor.  (more...)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett to Helm New Bill Russell Musical UNEXPECTED JOY at Wellfleet Harbor Actors TheaterLynne Taylor-Corbett to Helm New Bill Russell Musical UNEXPECTED JOY at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The world premiere of Unexpected Joy, opening July 21 at Wellfleet Harbor Actors Theater, will be directed by Lynne Taylor Corbett. Musical Direction is by Gillian Berkowitz. This world premiere by Bill Russell and Janet Hood is produced in association with Jim Kierstead, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, and Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller. Casting is by Stephen DeAngelis. Unexpected Joy opens July 21, running Wednesdays-Mondays through August 20. (more...)

Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki Returning to Don't Tell Mama This SummerAnya Turner & Robert Grusecki Returning to Don't Tell Mama This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Off-Broadway singer-songwriters Anya Turner & Robert Grusecki return to the Brick Room at Don't Tell Mama in their show 'Hello, West 46th Street', an evening of new cabaret songs. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Edward HylandTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Edward Hyland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Edward Hyland, who stars as 'John Roberts' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Tickets to MPAC's 2016-2017 Season on Sale 6/13Tickets to MPAC's 2016-2017 Season on Sale 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

From 'Defying Gravity' to a year in space without gravity, Mayo Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 season is definitely going to new heights. (more...)

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