Donna McKechnie News

Date of Birth: November 16, 1942 (74)
Birth Place: Pontiac, MI, USA
Gender: Female
Donna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above FourthDonna McKechnie Brings Cabaret Show to Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Tony Award winner, Donna McKechnie's new show, Same Place: Another Time, is a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. The journey she takes puts a personal spin on the "ingenue" coming to New York, finding love and success, losing her innocence along the way, perhaps, but never her spirit. It is beautifully illuminated by the music of Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Marvin Hamlisch, Peter Allen, Jim Croce and Leroy Anderson. (more...)

Audra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 SeasonAudra McDonald, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Jazz, Dance and More Set for NJPAC's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center announces its 20th anniversary 2017-18 season with the initial launch of more than 150 performances and special events, all wrapped into a festive new reimagining of the NJPAC brand identity. (more...)

Pat Birch and Donna McKechnie Join Broadway Theatre Project Summer ProgramPat Birch and Donna McKechnie Join Broadway Theatre Project Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project welcomes back Donna McKechnie and Pat Birch as visiting artists for the 2017 Summer Institute. (more...)

James Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Close Laguna Playhouse's 2016-17 SeasonJames Lecesne's THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY to Close Laguna Playhouse's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY, written and performed by James Lecesne with music by Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening) and directed by Tony Speciale. (more...)

Pat Birch and Donna McKechnie Sign on for Broadway Theatre Project's 2017 Summer InstitutePat Birch and Donna McKechnie Sign on for Broadway Theatre Project's 2017 Summer Institute
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project welcomes back Donna McKechnie and Pat Birch as visiting artists for the 2017 Summer Institute. (more...)

BANDSTAND, CATS, HOLIDAY INN, SWEET CHARITY Among 2017 Chita Rivera Award NomineesBANDSTAND, CATS, HOLIDAY INN, SWEET CHARITY Among 2017 Chita Rivera Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project's Visiting Faculty Member Nominated for Outer Critic's CircleBroadway Theatre Project's Visiting Faculty Member Nominated for Outer Critic's Circle
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP) visiting faculty member Chazz Palmintirit's 'A Bronx Tale' has been nominated for 4 Outer Critic's Circle awards. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project's Visiting Faculty Member Nominated for Outer Critic's CircleBroadway Theatre Project's Visiting Faculty Member Nominated for Outer Critic's Circle
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP) visiting faculty member Chazz Palmintirit's 'A Bronx Tale' has been nominated for 4 Outer Critic's Circle awards. For Best New Musical, Best Score (Glen Slator and Alan Menken), Best Book (Chazz Palmintiri) And Best Performance by a Leading Actor (Nick Cordero). (more...)

To Be Continued...  Examining the History of the Broadway SequelTo Be Continued... Examining the History of the Broadway Sequel
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 27, 2017

'CATS 2: GRIZABELLA'S REVENGE'?, 'STILL WAITING FOR GODOT: THE SEQUEL'? Unlike successful films, which often spawn prequels, sequels and beyond, It's not often that you see a 'Part II' attached to the title of a cherished theatrical work. But that's not to say it never happens! (more...)

Austin Pendleton and Todrick Hall Return to Broadway Theatre ProjectAustin Pendleton and Todrick Hall Return to Broadway Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Tony nominated Austin Pendleton returns to the faculty of Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP) this summer after directing the revival of Horton Foote's 1955 play The Traveling Lady at the Cherry Lane Theatre. Acclaimed vocalist and BTP alumni Todrick Hall, also returns as a visiting artist to the summer institute. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Internationally-known voice coaches Peisha McPhee and Michael Orland have a message for prospective Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) students to encourage them to apply for the summer institute where they will be teaching this summer. (more...)

Spring 2017 Choreographers for Broadway Dance Lab AnnouncedSpring 2017 Choreographers for Broadway Dance Lab Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a choreography incubator supporting new works of dance-driven theatre, has announced that Jeremy McQueen, Wendy Seyb, and Ron Todorowski will join Artistic Director Josh Prince as choreographers for the company's Spring 2017 Cycle (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project Summer Faculty Includes Dance VirtuosoBroadway Theatre Project Summer Faculty Includes Dance Virtuoso
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project's (BTP), visiting faculty will include international notable artists from all areas of musical theatre and dance.  This summer apprentices will have the opportunity to work with Emmy-award winning dance virtuoso Jason Samuels Smith who will also be performing at this year's SummerStage Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in New York City. (more...)

ADM21 to Announce First-Ever Nominees for Chita Rivera Awards This MayADM21 to Announce First-Ever Nominees for Chita Rivera Awards This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

As previously announced, the inaugural Chita Rivera Awards will be produced by American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) and its Founder and Producing Artistic Director, Nikki Feirt Atkins. (more...)

Broadway's D'Vorah Bailey returns to The Metropolitan Room with WISHFUL THINKINGBroadway's D'Vorah Bailey returns to The Metropolitan Room with WISHFUL THINKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2017

Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Broadway Theatre Project Extends Deadline For Summer InstituteBroadway Theatre Project Extends Deadline For Summer Institute
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Broadway Theatre Project (BTP), a program described by Playbill as 'The world's most prestigious musical theatre arts education program for high school and college students', has extended its deadline for the upcoming 3-week summer institute held in July.  Acceptance announcements for the remaining five spots will be announced on an individual basis. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild Takes Audiences to the STATE FAIRMusical Theatre Guild Takes Audiences to the STATE FAIR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, concludes the 2016-2017 season by taking family audiences to the fair! (more...)

Shoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson PresentsShoshana Bean, Niki Haris, Donna McKechnie and More Set for Spring with Chris Isaacson Presents
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced a full slate of spring entertainment, beginning with Heart & Soul: Music of Whitney Houston, Dionne Warwick & Diana Ross starring Sharon Catherine Brown, Natalie Wachen, and Trenyce Cobbins; and continuing with Trixie Mattel in Ages 3 & Up; Shoshana Bean with special guest Rumer Willis; Niki Haris with special guest Donna De Lory; and Donna McKechnie with special guests Greg Safel and Jeffrey Scott Parsons (previously announced). (more...)

Patrick Cassidy and Andrea McArdle Sign on for HAMMERSTEIN IN HOLLYWOOD Benefit at Bucks County PlayhousePatrick Cassidy and Andrea McArdle Sign on for HAMMERSTEIN IN HOLLYWOOD Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Joshua Fiedler announced additional casting for the Oscar Hammerstein Festival's Benefit concert, 'Hammerstein in Hollywood,' at Bucks County Playhouse on Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

The Chita Rivera Awards to Honor the Best in Dance and ChoreographyThe Chita Rivera Awards to Honor the Best in Dance and Choreography
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) announced that it has established the The Chita Rivera Awards for Dance and Choreography (formerly The Fred & Adele Astaire Awards) to honor the best of theatrical dance and choreography, both on Broadway and off, as well as film and television. (more...)

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