Donna McKechnie News

Date of Birth: November 16, 1942 (72)
Birth Place: Pontiac, MI, USA
Gender: Female
BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This OctoberBROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September and October, 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. (more...)

Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

BWW Interview: Monday in the Park with GeorgeBWW Interview: Monday in the Park with George
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2015

Hollywood legend, Guest of Honor at a screening of 'West Side Story' for Old Globe in Balboa Park, credits Jerome Robbins for career: 'I owe him so much.' (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This WeekendStuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This FallAnn Hampton Callaway to Release New Christmas Album This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

THE HOPE OF CHRISTMAS is a new collection of Christmas songs interpreted by multiplatinum-selling singer, Tony nominated actress, pianist and leading champion of the American songbook, Ann Hampton Callaway, with lyrics by two-time Emmy® Award winner William Schermerhorn, and featuring twenty-nine of the world's best jazz musicians, including Five Play, New York Voices, Hubert Laws, Claudio Roditi, Gerald Albright, The Ted Rosenthal Trio and more. The recording will be released on Friday, October 9 by the MCG Jazz record label (Marty Ashby, producer). (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015
by - Aug 18, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/11/2015 - 8/18/2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/2015 - INFORMED CONSENT Off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE in Toronto and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/2015 - INFORMED CONSENT Off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE in Toronto and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 18, 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: INFORMED CONSENT and A DELICATE SHIP start up off-Broadway, FULL HOUSE gets the musical treatment in Toronto and more! (more...)

Andrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater WeekendAndrea Martin and Seth Rudetsky to Appear at 2015 Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The 8th Annual Fire Island Pines Literary and Theater Weekend will feature two-time Tony and Emmy Award-winner Andrea Martin (slated for Broadway's upcoming produection of NOISES OFF) and Emmy nominee and theatre multihyphenate Seth Rudetsky, in performance and signing copies of their latest publications: ANDREA MARTIN'S LADY PARTS, a memoir by Ms. Martin, and THE RISE AND FALL OF A THEATER GEEK, Mr. Rudetsky's latest young adult novel. (more...)

Gretchen Cryer and Rex Smith to Star in Laguna Playhouse's 'I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER' This FallGretchen Cryer and Rex Smith to Star in Laguna Playhouse's 'I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham have announced the cast for the west coast premiere musical event, I'M STILL GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER and taking it on the road...,music by Nancy Ford, lyrics by Gretchen Cryer and performed and directed by Gretchen Cryer. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

TheatreZone Box Office Will Re-Open 9/1TheatreZone Box Office Will Re-Open 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

The on-site box office at the G&L Theatre, home to Equity theater group TheatreZone, re-opens on a new day, Tuesday, September 1, at 10 am reports artistic director Mark Danni. The new box office hours are 10 am until 1 pm every Tuesday throughout the 2015-16 season and one hour before performances on show days. (more...)

Broadway at the Beach! 4 GIRLS 4 Comes to the Jersey Shore This WeekendBroadway at the Beach! 4 GIRLS 4 Comes to the Jersey Shore This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

When four dynamic, award-winning musical stars from Broadway, film, TV and recordings come together in concert for one night on the same stage, what transpires is an evening of song, laughter and memories. You'll be delighted by the biggest hits from their Tony Award-winning shows and performances. Produced by Wayne J. Gmitter and Production Manager Patrick Rinn, 4 GIRLS 4 will play at Ocean Grove on Saturday, August 15 at 8 PM.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/10/2015 - CYMBELINE in the Park, OKLAHOMA! at The Muny and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/10/2015 - CYMBELINE in the Park, OKLAHOMA! at The Muny and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 10, 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: CYMBELINE takes the stage in Central Park, OKLAHOMA! dances into The Muny and more! (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs Copies of SAME TIME: ANOTHER PLACE at Barnes & Noble TodayDonna McKechnie Signs Copies of SAME TIME: ANOTHER PLACE at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie just released a live solo album of her recent London performance, titled SAME TIME: ANOTHER PLACE, now available on iTunes and in stores. McKechnie and music director Steve Marzullo perform songs from and sign copies of her new CD today, August 10 (more...)

Donna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & MoreDonna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2015

A living legend is coming to 54 Below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 7, 2015

Still reeling from Something Rotten's Bryant Park performance? Still trying to win the 'Ham4Ham' lottery? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/2015 - CHESS Reimagined, RENT in Scotland, Broadway Quiz and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/7/2015 - CHESS Reimagined, RENT in Scotland, Broadway Quiz and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 7, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: CHESS gets a brand-new staging in White Plains, RENT goes to Scotland, Broadway nerds battle it out with theatre trivia and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/2015 - HAMILTON Opens on Broadway!WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/2015 - HAMILTON Opens on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 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: HAMILTON opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Previews SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Donna McKechnie Previews SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 Below with a return engagement of Same Place: Another Time: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair; On the Town; Company; Promises, Promises; and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these two very special performances, Donna will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim. The evening will also include a special tribute to Kander & Ebb, celebrating their last musical The Visit. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie, Alice Ripley, Josh Grisetti & More Preview Shows at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Donna McKechnie, Alice Ripley, Josh Grisetti & More Preview Shows at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Just yesterday, 54 Below welcomed performers from some of their upcoming shows, including Cheryl Freeman (August 10); Tony winner Donna McKechnie (August 6 & 9); Tony winner Alice Ripley (August 12 & September 23); one-legged song-and-dance man Evan Ruggiero (August 14); and Josh Grisetti (September 23-24). Below, check out photos of the whole gang at a special press preview! (more...)

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