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Donna McKechnie News

Date Of Birth:
November 16, 1942 (72)
Birth Place:
Pontiac, MI, USA
Gender:
Female
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BWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable SongsBWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable Songs
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 25, 2015

After seeing the new INTO THE WOODS movie twice over the holidays, I posted on Twitter about how two of the songs had stuck with me. After a tweet conversation, my BWW colleague Jeff Walker and I decided to put our heads together to try and come up with a list of Sondheim's most hummable tunes. Despite not discussing it beforehand, Jeff ended up picking songs from the 1960s and 70s, and I filled in the gaps with numbers from the 80s and 90s. (more...)

Steps on Broadway's Steps Beyond Foundation Receives Non-Profit StatusSteps on Broadway's Steps Beyond Foundation Receives Non-Profit Status
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Steps on Broadway, one of New York's premiere dance studios, has announced that the Steps Beyond Foundation, its educational and presenting program, has received non-profit status, enabling the organization to provide more services and support to the artistic community. (more...)

Philipstown Depot Theatre's CABARET IN THE COUNTRY to Feature SIMPLY STREISAND, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & MorePhilipstown Depot Theatre's CABARET IN THE COUNTRY to Feature SIMPLY STREISAND, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Philipstown Depot Theatre has announced the continuation of their popular Cabaret in the Country series with a full season of shows. Throughout 2015, some of NYC's finest cabaret artists from the worlds of Broadway and beyond descend upon Putnam County! Audiences can expect to hear treasured music from composers like Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein and songs made popular by the one and only Barbra Streisand. It's a series full of surprises and extraordinary music. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Frankie J. Grande & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, Frankie J. Grande & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Coming up this week, 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...)

Photo Coverage: KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar Bring OUR TIME to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: KT Sullivan & Jeff Harnar Bring OUR TIME to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 15, 2015

Last night, January 14, KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar performed the songs of Sondheim like you've never heard before at 54 Below. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEThe John W. Engeman Theater Announces Cast of VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Performances begin on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through March 8, 2015. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens 1/22 at The EngemanVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens 1/22 at The Engeman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater has announced the cast and creative team for VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE. Performances begin on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through March 8, 2015. (more...)

Barbara Cook, Billy Porter, Bernadette Peters & More Set for Provincetown's 2015 Broadway SeriesBarbara Cook, Billy Porter, Bernadette Peters & More Set for Provincetown's 2015 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Producers Rick Murray and Matthew Lombardo have announced their 2015 Broadway Series in Provincetown, Massachusetts at The Crown and Anchor's Paramount Theatre and Town Hall Auditorium. Tickets are now on sale for the Series, in which an impressive list of Oscar, Tony, and Grammy Award-winning stars will be making their Provincetown debuts. Expanding on last summer's sold out season, the 2015 Broadway Series will include the talents of Barbara Cook, Jennifer Holliday, Shirley Jones, Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin, Bernadette Peters, and Billy Porter. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Please mark your calendars for the next Steps Beyond's Artists Talk: 'Hear It From The Pros,' a discussion on working in the business of Broadway with three stars who have enjoyed successful and long-term careers. DONNA McKECHNIE, GROVER DALE, and RANDY SKINNER will share fascinating stories and information about their years on Broadway, TV, film, and cabaret, discussing how to thrive, survive, and stay relevant in a competitive and ever-changing business. The artists will also take questions, and a reception will follow. Saturday January 24, 7 PM, at Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 12 - Never Before Seen Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker - PROMISES, PROMISES!VIDEO: BWW's 12 Days of Christmas with Guest Editor Richard Jay-Alexander; Day 12 - Never Before Seen Jill Eikenberry & Michael Tucker - PROMISES, PROMISES!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Dec 24, 2014

We did it! Welcome to Day #12 of BroadwayWorld's 12 Days Of Christmas 'video' features. It has been really fun being your 'Guest Editor' for these 12 days and today, on this Christmas Eve, we, once again, have something really special for you, which had us, yet again, digging into the VAULTS. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Set for 54 Below This WinterChristine Ebersole, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Set for 54 Below This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

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

Liz Callaway, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below this WeekLiz Callaway, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Coming up this week, 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...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 22-28 Featuring Liz Callaway, Christine Pedi, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for December 22-28 Featuring Liz Callaway, Christine Pedi, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Dec 21, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Liz Callaway's Celebrate!, A Charlie Brown Christmas in Concert, Christine Pedi: Snow Bizness, An Evening of Garland, and Sondheim Unplugged 2014. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Open HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Jan 10Laguna Playhouse to Open HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, Jan 10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN, written and performed by Hershey Felder and directed by Trevor Hay. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning TonightLaguna Playhouse Presents GrooveLily Musical STRIKING 12, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the third show of their 2014-2015 season and the perfect confection for the Holiday season, the Orange County Premiere of STRIKING 12, with book music and lyrics by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin and Valerie Vigoda and directed by Janet Roston. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Laura Osnes, Laura Benanti and More Come to 54 Below This WinterAnnaleigh Ashford, Laura Osnes, Laura Benanti and More Come to 54 Below This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

This December and January 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Scroll down for details! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Toast To The Terrific 'Turkey Lurkey Time' Times Three (And A Half)THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Toast To The Terrific 'Turkey Lurkey Time' Times Three (And A Half)
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2014

Today, in honor of Thanksgiving, we are revisiting one of the most spectacular holiday showstoppers in Broadway history. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 4 GIRLS 4! McKechnie, McArdle, McGovern And Graff Kick Off The Annenberg's Starry Cabaret Season!BWW Reviews: 4 GIRLS 4! McKechnie, McArdle, McGovern And Graff Kick Off The Annenberg's Starry Cabaret Season!
by David Green - Nov 26, 2014

The Annenberg Theatre kicked off its' starry 2014-2015 Cabaret Season with four of Broadway's most celebrated leading ladies - Donna McKechnie, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern and Randy Graff - in an unforgettable evening of song and story to a "standing room only" crowd dotted with several other Broadway luminaries including Carol Channing, Kaye Ballard and composer David Zippel. Under the masterful musical direction of John McDaniel, this quintessential quartet delivered well beyond my already high expectations and to say the evening was "memorable" would be nothing short of an understatement. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Girl-Talk With Andrea McArdleBWW Interviews: Girl-Talk With Andrea McArdle
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 26, 2014

Andrea McArdle talks with BroadwayWorld about 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER , a star vehicle with Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, and Faith Prince driving into Boston next week for one night at The Wilbur Theatre. A modernization of the original show which starred Rosemary Clooney, this version presents four fabulous musical stars who each take a turn performing their signature material and some music of the season, with Music Direction by John McDaniel. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Runs Now thru 12/21 at Clarence Brown Theatre MainstageA CHRISTMAS CAROL Runs Now thru 12/21 at Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Ebeneezer Scrooge and the memorable ghosts return in the Clarence Brown Theatre's long-running and most popular production. A magical tradition for the whole family and a great way to celebrate the season, 'A Christmas Carol,' Dickens' timeless classic, runs tonight, November 26 through December 21 on the mainstage with 7:30 pm and 2:00 pm performances. (more...)

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